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In six months, 12-coach trains on Harbour line

Here is good news for people in Navi Mumbai. The Central Railway (CR) expects to run 12-coach trains on the Harbour line in the next six months, reports HT Correspondent.

mumbai Updated: Dec 12, 2009 02:01 IST
HT Correspondent

Here is good news for people in Navi Mumbai. The Central Railway (CR) expects to run 12-coach trains on the Harbour line in the next six months.

Work has already begun to extend the platforms at several stations including Airoli, Ghansoli, Rabale, Turbhe, Sanpada, Vashi on the Thane-Vashi route, and at Nerul, Jui Nagar, Khandeshwar and Koparkhairane on the Thane-Turbhe-Nerul-Panvel line.

The cost of introducing 12-coach trains is nearly Rs 800 crore. “We are re-spacing signals and extending platforms at these places,” said B. Modgil, general manager, CR.

The 12-coach trains will run as and when three additional coaches are available to add to each of the existing nine-coach locals. Also, there are also plans to have fast trains between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) and Panvel. The authorities have conducted a preliminary study. There is no time frame yet on when the fast locals on this route would start operating.

The Harbour Line, which is parallel to the Thane creek, is between CST and Panvel, and between Turbhe and Nerul. There are more than 29 stations along the routes.