Now commuters of the harbor line from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) to Panvel can reach their destination quicker. The trains between both the stations are going get 15 mins faster. The CR will soon increase the speed of local trains between Mankhurd and Panvel to 105kmph from the current speed of 80kmph.
It takes nearly an hour and a half to reach CSMT from Panvel. SK Jain, divisional railway manager, CR said, “The proposal to increase the speed of the train has been sent to the headquarters. After the approval, it will be inspected by the commissioner of railway safety. It will then be implemented.”
Some officials feel that there’s no need for the speed increase as both stations aren’t that far away from each other.
The railway is also intending to introduce the Bombardier-made local trains on the Harbour railway. The much anticipated Goregaon – Andheri extension of harbor railway on western railway
The railways are looking to introduce the Bombardier-made local trains on the Harbour railway as well. The much-awaited Goregaon- Andheri extension of harbour Railway on Western Railway was introduced on Sunday. Forty-nine local train services were introduced between Goregaon and CSMT.
Also, along with the former implementation, officials are working their way towards making Mumbai local monsoon – ready.
- The BMC is planning to clean the drains of 36 locations on the central railway network ahead of monsoon.
- Of 76 locations, 50 of them have already been cleaned.
- The railways and BMC together will do a joint inspection on April 7th
- There will be 1,000-KV water pumping machines will be placed outside Kurla station
Currently, the BOC is operational at CSMT and will soon be introduced on Dadar and LTT.