Trains on Mumbai’s central railway will soon be more punctual
At least 760 trains – long-distance and local – cross the Kalyan junction daily.mumbai Updated: Oct 09, 2017 00:19 IST
Delays on the central railway (CR) may be soon be a thing of the past as the authorities will soon take up remodeling of the Kalyan yard – a traffic controlling system set up a few metres away from the station.
At least 760 trains – long-distance and local – cross the Kalyan junction daily. The remodeling, which includes improving the infrastructure and upgrade of systems, will help segregate the tracks for long-distance and local trains, improving the punctuality of trains.
During a marathon meeting with railway minister Piyush Goyal, CR officials said redesigning the yard could facilitate smoother train movement on the crowded route, as local trains won’t have to wait for long-distance ones to clear the tracks. Goyal agreed to sanction the project and asked the officials to submit a report on it within a month.
“Currently, the overlapping of trains leads to a mess on the CR. The new yard will help manage this better, reducing the chances of delay,” a senior CR officer said.
“The project is much-needed. The work on the yard is expected to start soon,” said Sunil Udasi, chief public relation officer, CR.
During a recent inspection done by railway board member (traffic) Mohammed Jamshed, the CR officials had cited the issues plaguing the crucial Kalyan junction.