For the next two days, entering or leaving Mumbai on a train will be tough.
Central Railway (CR) has planned a major block at Karjat on Saturday and Sunday, which is expected to severely affect schedules of both local and outstation trains.
The repair work involves the launching and shifting of a foot over-bridge at Karjat. “The shifting work will take
two days, allowing us to convert from Direct Current to Alternate Current,” said S Mudgerikar, chief public relations officer.
Train services will be shut from 8 am to 3 pm on Saturday.
CR will cancel eight train services between Karjat and Khopoli, the Manmad-Pune train via Kalyan, and the Mumbai-Kolhapur Koyna Express.
While trains between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) and Khopoli will stop at Karjat, the shuttle service between Karjat and Pune will end at Lonavla, and outstation trains like Koyna Express and Sahyadri Express will end at Pune and Lonavla respectively.
It will be worse on Sunday, with services suspended between 8 am and 5.30 pm. Local trains between CST and Kalyan and Khopoli will be affected, with four services set to be cancelled.
Select local trains leaving CST will start and end at Neral, Ambernath and Badlapur.
Western Railway has also called for a mega-block between Marine Lines and Mahim on Sunday, to do maintenance work from 10.35 am to 3.35 pm.
All local trains running towards Borivli will ply on the fast corridor between these two stations, and will not halt at Mahalaxmi, Elphinstone Road and Matunga Road.
All 12-car slow services will take a double halt at Lower Parel and Mahim junction, while some local trains will be cancelled.
Major work is already on at Borivli’s platform 6A, which has resulted in both delays and cancellations.