In Mumbai, passengers panic as two monorails come face to face
Mumbai : Passengers were left in a panic after two monorails in Chembur, Mumbai came face-to-face on Saturday evening.
The pictures of the trains standing face-to-face are being circulated widely on social media.
In the pictures going viral, it can be clearly seen that the two monorails are going in opposite direction but how come they ended up being on the same track? A spokesperson of the Mumbai Monorail cleared the air and told media that one train stopped due to some technical glitch and the other train was sent for a rescue of any stranded passenger.
“Due to a power failure, a monorail stopped midway at the platform in Chembur. All passengers deboarded at the platform from the rear gate. In the meantime, a rescue train also arrived on the same track to rescue passengers trapped but that was not used,” the spokesperson was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
In past, the Mumbai monorail has witnessed two accidents but both before it was officially launched for the commute. In 2011, two workers died after a beam weighing 60 tonnes had collapsed at a construction site on the RCF Road. In another incident, in 2012, one person was killed and six others were trapped after a slab collapsed in the Shantinagar slum area in Wadala.