20 June 2016

DUE TO THEFT OF 18 BATTERIES NEAR DADAR STATION W.RLY'S SUBURBAN SERVICES AFFECTED

  Due to theft of 18 Nos of Batteries of 120 AH capacity at Mahim Electrical Sub sectioning station, Western Railway's suburban services were got affected for more than an hour o­n Monday, 20th June, 2016.

            At about 11.18 AM o­n 20th June, 2016, due to a technical glitch in OHE circuit near Dadar Rly station, the suburban traffic o­n all 5 lines got disrupted. It was found that this technical problem occurred due to theft of several battery boxes at Mahim Electrical Sub sectioning station, which resulted in no back up supply to the circuit and thereby OHE could not be charged. Efforts were immediately initiated in full swing, to rectify the problem at various levels and overhead traction supply was restored by about 12.10 hrs. The disrupted suburban traffic was also restored o­n all the lines between 12.18 hrs & 12.23 hrs.

The Battery boxes are mainly used for the back up and charging purpose after minor tripping or fluctuation in OHE power supply & they also provide the necessary protection to the electric circuit. A case of theft of 18 batteries has been registered by RPF in this regard and the investigation is o­n. Due to above technical problem about 60 suburban services were cancelled and approx 100 were got delayed o­n W.Rly's suburban section.

  Due to theft of 18 Nos of Batteries of 120 AH capacity at Mahim Electrical Sub sectioning station, Western Railway's suburban services were got affected for more than an hour o­n Monday, 20th June, 2016.

            At about 11.18 AM o­n 20th June, 2016, due to a technical glitch in OHE circuit near Dadar Rly station, the suburban traffic o­n all 5 lines got disrupted. It was found that this technical problem occurred due to theft of several battery boxes at Mahim Electrical Sub sectioning station, which resulted in no back up supply to the circuit and thereby OHE could not be charged. Efforts were immediately initiated in full swing, to rectify the problem at various levels and overhead traction supply was restored by about 12.10 hrs. The disrupted suburban traffic was also restored o­n all the lines between 12.18 hrs & 12.23 hrs.

The Battery boxes are mainly used for the back up and charging purpose after minor tripping or fluctuation in OHE power supply & they also provide the necessary protection to the electric circuit. A case of theft of 18 batteries has been registered by RPF in this regard and the investigation is o­n. Due to above technical problem about 60 suburban services were cancelled and approx 100 were got delayed o­n W.Rly's suburban section.