New Delhi: The Central and Western Railway will conduct a mega block and a jumbo block respectively on Sunday, which is likely to disrupt the services of Mumbai local trains on the Central and Harbour lines. An advisory has also been issued by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), asking people to avoid routes where maintenance work will be carried out. Also Read - Mumbai Local Train Latest News: Central Railway to Resume 8 Special Train Services From Nov 20
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Issuing a statement, the organisation informed commuters that Up slow line services leaving Thane from 10.37 am to 3.31 pm, will be diverted on Up fast line between Mulund and Matunga stations. The trains will be halting at Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar, Kurla and Sion stations. Further re-diverted to Up slow line proper at Matunga station.
Meanwhile, Up fast/semi fast services leaving Kalyan from 11.04 am to 3.06 pm will halt at Diva, Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar and Kurla stations. This will be in addition to their respective scheduled halts. These trains will arrive at their destination 15 minutes behind schedule. (Also Read: Mumbai: Six Special BEST Buses to Run From Today Due to 11-Hour Mega Block)
Downn fast/semi fast services leaving CSMT Mumbai from 10.16 am to 2.54 pm will halt at Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup, Mulund and Diva stations . This will be in addition to their respective scheduled halts. These trains will arrive at their destination 20 minutes behind schedule.
Moreover, all Down and Up slow services leaving /arriving CSMT Mumbai between 11.00 am and 6.00 pm will arrive destination 10 minutes behind schedule.
KURLA – VASHI UP AND DN HARBOUR LINES (11.10 AM – 3.40 PM)
All Down Harbour line services departing from CSMT Mumbai Mumbai to Vashi / Belapur / Panvel from 10.34 am to 3.08 pm and all Up harbour line services departing from Panvel / Belapur / Vashi towards CSMT Mumbai from 10.21 am to 3.00 pm will remain cancelled.
However, special services will be run during the block period on Panvel-Vashi and Kurla-CSMT Mumbai sections.
Harbour line passengers are permitted to travel via main line and Trans – harbour line from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm.
Due to the Jumbo Block operated by Western Railway between Mahim and Goregaon Stations on Up and Down Harbour line, Down Harbour line services towards Bandra/ Andheri / Goregaon departing CSMT Mumbai from 9.56 am to 4.04 pm will remain cancelled and Up Harbour line services departing Bandra/ Andheri / Goregaon towards CSMT Mumbai from 10.45 am to 4.29 pm will remain cancelled.
MAHIM – GOREGAON (11.00 AM – 4.00 PM)
To carry out maintenance work of tracks, signalling and overhead equipment, a Jumbo Block will be taken on Up and Dn Harbour Lines between Mahim and Goregaon from 11.00 am to 4 pm. During the block period, all Goregaon trains and all Harbour line trains of Central Railway will remain cancelled.
Last month on March 31 and March 17, the Central Railway had conducted mega block for maintenance works on rail tracks.