Mumbai: The Central Railways have decided to operate special trains in Mumbai on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi for the convenience of the passengers. Notably, the megablocks that were earlier imposed on the Main line, Harbour line and Western Railway suburban section of Central Railway for September 8 have been cancelled, stated a report.
The Railway authorities have taken the decision to cancel the blocks so that the commuters travelling on Sunday do not face any difficulties, stated CR chief spokesperson Shivaji Sutar. A large number of commuters are likely to travel by train to visit the various pandals set up across the capital city of Maharashtra on the occasion of Ganpati festival.
As many as 20 special suburban trains will run between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai (CSMT) and Thane/Kalyan, Panvel stations on Saturday night and on the midnight of September 12. The trains in Mumbai will be available from 3.30 AM for Kalyan and 2.45 AM from CSMT to Panvel station.
A report by Times of India quoted an official as saying, “To clear the rush of commuters during Ganesh immersions, the Western Railway will also run four pairs of extra special local trains on Saturday night and on September 12 night between Churchgate and Virar. The last train from Churchgate will be at 3.20am while the last train from Virar will be at 3am.”