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2 coaches of Mumbai monorail catch fire, services hit

09 Nov 2017 | By Gazal Gupta
Mumbai monorail coaches catch fire, no casualties

Two coaches of Mumbai Monorail caught fire at Mysore Colony station in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The incident led to discontinuation of services, but there were no casualties as there were no passengers at that time.

Though the exact reason for this incident is not known yet, the officials suspect a short-circuit might have caused it.

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09 Nov 20172 coaches of Mumbai monorail catch fire, services hit

BackroundAnother incident happened earlier this year

This is not the first incident to affect the Mumbai monorail services.

Earlier, in July, two trains going in opposite directions nearly collided after ending up on the same rail track near Chembur.

But before a disaster could take place the trains were stopped; and did not cause any injuries or loss of life.

Single monorail line of Mumbai

Mumbai has a single monorail line which covers seven stations, from Chembur to Wadala, running along a nine-km route. The trains run every day from 5 am to midnight. The first phase of Monorail was made operational in 2014.