Mumbai Mega Block Latest News: Mumbai’s Lower Parel Railway Station was forced to shut down at 10 pm on Saturday and will remain closed till 9 am on Sunday, following the demolition of Delisle Road Bridge. The 11-hour maintenance work, one of the longest in recent years led to the cancellation of as many as 205 local trains and 23 long-distance trains for the said period.
“During an audit conducted in July, the Delisle Bridge was found unsafe. It was found that the bridge needs a replacement. We have chosen Saturday and Sunday to work because the train traffic services are lower. The citizens have been informed,” the Chief Engineer stated.
Since August 20, 2018, the Western Railway has gradually been dismantling the bridge. It was shut for vehicular traffic in July 2018. (Also Read:
Earlier on January 27, the Local Train services on Central Line remained affected for at least over four hours, due to the Mumbai Railways Mega Block. During the block period, the Down slow line local trains services remained unavailable at Vidyavihar, Kanjur Marg and Nahur stations.
Notably, the Central as well as Western Railway conduct Mumbai Mega Block on most of the weekends for the maintenance and other related works of rail tracks.