Mumbai suburban practice providers partially suspended between Belapur and Panvel


The Central Railway suspended native practice operations on the Trans-harbour line between Belapur and Panvel stations close to Mumbai on Thursday morning, after failing to finish works within the scheduled time throughout evening block, officers stated.

Mumbai suburban train services partially suspended between Belapur and Panvel (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Mumbai suburban practice providers partially suspended between Belapur and Panvel (Picture by Bhushan Koyande/HT Picture)

Trains to not run between Belapur (Navi Mumbai) and Panvel (Raigad) until 11 am on Thursday (on the Trans-harbour line) to keep away from bunching of trains, the Central Railway (CR) stated.

Some commuters and office-goers claimed they have been compelled to take the Harbour Line trains between Belapur and Panvel stations, that are additionally operating late by about quarter-hour.

CR’s chief public relations officer Dr Shivraj Manaspure confirmed that suburban providers on the Trans-harbour line have been suspended between Belapur-Panvel resulting from a “block burst” (non-completion of scheduled work throughout block interval).

“Trans-harbour locals won’t run between Belapur and Panvel until 11 am at the moment to keep away from bunching at Panvel in view of some ongoing pace restrictions at Panvel resulting from yard remodelling work,” he stated.

“Thane-Panvel Trans-harbour locals aren’t operating from Thane to Belapur until 11 am,” the official stated.

The Central Railway is working a five-day-long midnight block ranging from 3 am to five.30 am, ranging from the intervening evening of October 2 and three, for post-commissioning work at Panvel EMU stabling sidings which are used for parking empty trains after operating providers.

That is the second time in lower than every week that commuters are going through inconvenience resulting from block bursts.

On Monday, the Central Railway failed to finish the scheduled works inside the 38-hour-long block interval and took about 4 hours extra after that to renew suburban providers.

The unavailability of Trans-harbour direct trains between Belapur and Panvel left a number of commuters fuming.

Lots of them have been compelled to journey by the Harbour line trains, which they stated have been additionally operating late by 15 to twenty minutes.

John Lee, a commuter, claimed plenty of folks lose their cash after reaching late for work. “Who will bear the price?” he requested.

Commuters have been inconvenienced because of the infrastructure works undertaken for Panvel yard remodelling to make manner for 2 new tracks for the Western Devoted Freight Hall from final month.

The Central Railway ferries round 35 lakh commuters each day on its suburban community – from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) to Kasara (in Thane) and Khopoli (in Raigad district) on its primary line, CSMT-Goregaon/ Panvel on the Harbour line, Thane-Vashi/Panvel on the Trans-harbour line, and Belapur/Seawoods-Kharkopar line.

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This story has been printed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content. Solely the headline has been modified.


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