Electrical failure results in fire at Virar railway station, services affected

Electrical failure results in fire at Virar railway station, services affected
Picture Courtesy: Chinmay Gavankar

An electrical problem at Virar station on Mumbai’s western line resulted in a minor fire on Tuesday evening.

According to initial reports, the incident occurred around 6:50 pm, when the electric supply failed in the signal cable box at Virar railway station in Thane. The short circuit subsequently resulted in a signal failure and a minor fire at the station’s platform number 1.

No casualties were reported as of 7:40 pm. The presence of railway police at the station also helped ensure that commuters stayed away from the risk-prone area.

Following the incident, trains on Western line from Churchgate to Vasai Road continued to operate normally. However, services from Vasai road to Virar were brought to a standstill.

Around 7:15 pm, Western Railway’s Divisional Railway Manager acknowledged the issue and informed that restoration work was underway. However, no estimate was provided.

Further details are awaited.

Electrical failure results in fire at Virar railway station, services affected 1
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Electrical failure results in fire at Virar railway station, services affected 2
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