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  Metros   Mumbai  11 Nov 2017  MMRDA face Rs 1.50 lakh loss daily

MMRDA face Rs 1.50 lakh loss daily

THE ASIAN AGE. | AISHWARYA NAIR
Published : Nov 11, 2017, 1:59 am IST
Updated : Nov 11, 2017, 1:59 am IST

According to fire officials, two coaches, which were ‘fire resistant,’ were gutted in the fire.

The monorail rake that caught fire on Thursday. (Photo: Rajesh Jadhav)
 The monorail rake that caught fire on Thursday. (Photo: Rajesh Jadhav)

Mumbai: Monorail services, which have shut since Thursday after a fire gutted two coaches of a train on the Wadala-Chembur corridor, will cost the MMRDA Rs 1.50 lakh per day, till services are resumed. The authority is yet to decide on when the services will be resumed, as the tracks, which were burnt during the fire, need immediate repairs. The contractor responsible will be told to replace the gutted coaches since maintenance of the trains is its responsibility, said a senior MMRDA official.

“The daily collection of the phase 1 corridor (Chembur-Wadala) is Rs 1.50 lakh. Since services are shut, the authority will face a loss on this daily collection,” said a senior MMRDA official. The MMRDA has created an independent panel headed by Shri P.S. Baghel, Rtd. Commissioner of Railway Safety, Western Circle to probe the fire.

According to fire officials, two coaches, which were ‘fire resistant,’ were gutted in the fire. The incident occurred at Mysore Colony station, when the motorman noticed smoke emanating from below the last coach and called the Fire Brigade immediately. However, by that time a fleet of six fire extinguisher engines reached the spot, the last two coaches caught fire which spread quickly.

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