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Mumbaiites, your train travel time between CSMT and Panvel is set to reduce by 15 min

The CR will soon increase the speed of local trains between Mankhurd and Panvel to 105kmph from the current 80 kmph

mumbai Updated: Apr 04, 2018 14:38 IST
Aroosa Ahmed
Aroosa Ahmed
Hindustan Times
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Currently, it takes about one hour and 20 minutes to reach CSMT from Panvel.(FILE)

Your travel on central railway’s (CR) Harbour line from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) to Panvel is all set to get faster by 15 minutes, as the CR will soon increase the speed of local trains between Mankhurd and Panvel to 105kmph from the current 80 kmph.

Currently, it takes about one hour and 20 minutes to reach CSMT from Panvel. “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,” said SK Jain, divisional railway manager, CR.

According to officials, increasing the speed of the local train between CSMT and Mankhurd stations is not feasible, as the two stations are not very far away to ply trains at a high speed.

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.

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First Published: Apr 04, 2018 10:23 IST