Mumbai Mega Block: The local train services on Central Line, Harbour Line and Western Line will remain affected on Sunday, April 21, in the view of the mega block carried out for the maintenance of infrastructure and safety of railway tracks. The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has issued an advisory, urging the people to follow it to avoid inconvenience.
On the Central Line, the Down slow line local trains leaving Matunga from 10.57 am to 3.52 pm will be diverted on Down fast line between Matunga and Mulund stations. These trains will halt at Sion, Kurla, Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup and Mulund stations and further re-diverted to Down slow line proper at Mulund station.
Further, the local train services on Down slow line services will not be available at Vidyavihar, Kanjur Marg and Nahur Stations. However, the passengers of these stations will be allowed to travel via Ghatkopar, Bhandup and Mulund stations.
Additionally, the Up fast/semi fast local trains leaving Kalyan from 10.54 am to 3.06 pm will halt at Diva, Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar and Kurla stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts and arrive destination 15 minutes behind schedule. The IRCTC, in its notification, also said that the Down fast/semi fast local train services leaving CSMT Mumbai from 10.48 am to 3.40 pm will halt at Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup, Mulund and Diva stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts and arrive destination 20 minutes behind schedule. It added that all Down and Up slow services leaving/arriving CSMT Mumbai between 11.00 am and 5.00 pm will arrive destination 10 minutes behind schedule.
On the Harbour Line, the Down line services to Vashi / Belapur /Panvel leaving CSMT Mumbai /Vadala Road from 11.34 am to 4.23 pm and Down line services to Bandra/Goregaon leaving CSMT Mumbai from 9.56 am to 4.16 pm will remain suspended. Meanwhile, the Up line services for CSMT Mumbai leaving Panvel/Belapur/Vashi from 9.53 am to 2.44 pm and Up line services leaving Bandra/Goregaon from 10.45 am to 4.58 pm will also remain suspended.
The IRCTC, however, announced that special services will run between Panvel and Kurla (Platform number 8) during the block period, adding that the passengers will be permitted to travel via Main Line and Western Railway from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm during block period.
On the Western Line, a Jumbo block will be taken on Up and Down fast lines between Churchgate and Mumbai Central Local stations of Western Railway from 10.35 am to 03.35 pm on Sunday. The same will be carried out to carry out maintenance work of tracks, signalling and overhead equipment. During this, all fast line trains will be operating on slow lines between Churchgate and Mumbai Central (Local). Also, cancellation of some Up and Down suburban trains is also scheduled.