In November 2017, a major fire gutted two rakes of monorail due to a friction between tyre and track.
Mumbai: Mumbai monorail services stopped for more than an hour on Sunday after a lag caused due to an unauthorised cable TV, which got entangled with the cables of the monorail. The services had to be stopped between VNP Marg Junction and Chembur around 3 pm. The monorail authorities called the fire brigade to resolve the issue.
The services were re-started again at 4.40 pm. This comes a day after the services resumed after nine months of the fire incident.
“The monorail network wires got entangled with the cable TV wire which crosses over the VNP Marg station. We called the fire brigade immediately who cut off the cable wire,” said Dilip Kawathkar, deputy metropolitan commissioner (Admn), Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).
He added, “We are going to lodge a complaint against the cable operator soon.”
The corridor had been plagued with the technical glitches in the past too. In 2016, a technical snag was witnessed after there was tyre burst and tyre detachment due to an issue with a rolling stock. Problems have also arrived due to power failures.
In November 2017, a major fire gutted two rakes of monorail due to a friction between tyre and track. The issue had raked up the lack of security aspects in the corridor. Now the authority has decided to install high-resolution cameras on both ends of the platforms to check the tyres. Also, smoke detectors will be placed closed to the tyres.
On Saturday, the authorities had flagged of the Chembur-Wadala corridor after nine months, the services began from 6 am to 10:30 pm.