Mumbai, July 2: In order to carry out maintenance tasks, the Central Railways has decided to stop local train services in the city on July 2, Sunday. In this regard, services on Central line and Harbour line will be affected. Similarly, Western Railways has decided to disrupt services on the Western line to carry out maintenance work. Noteworthy that, this disruption of services by the Central railways is known as the ‘Mega block’, while disruption in the Western line is named ‘Jumbo block’.
Following are the details of the Mega block in the Central Line and Harbour Line:
Down Slow Services: On the Matunga-Mulund Dn slow line, from 11.12 am to 4.27 pm, services from Matunga will be reportedly diverted on Down fast line between the two final destinations with services halting at Sion, Kurla, Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup and Mulund station. These will be further rediverted to Down slow line at Mulund station.
NOTE: Down slow services will not operate and will not be available at Vidyavihar, Kanjurmarg and Nahur and passengers of these stations can travel via Ghatkopar, Bhandup or Mulund during the period of the block.
Up fast services: All services departing Thane from 11.22 am to 3.28 pm will halt at Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar and Kurla apart from halting at their respective stations. However, all Up fast services will be 15 minutes behind their scheduled arrival at destinations.
Down fast services: All services leaving CSMT Mumbai from 10.48 am to 2.54 pm will halt at Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup and Mulund stations apart from halting at their respective stations. Noteworthy that all Down fast services will run 20 minutes behind schedule.
NOTE: All slow services arriving and departing CSMT Mumbai between 11.00 am and 5.00 pm will arrive destinations 10 minutes behind schedule.
Nerul-Panvel Up and Down Harbour lines
Down Harbour line services for Panvel or Belapur departing Nerul from 11.01 am to 4.26 pm and Up services for CSMT Mumbai departing Panvel or Belapur from 11.14 to 4.15 pm shall remain dismissed. All such services will be cancelled in the given window.
Similarly, in case of Down Transharbour line services for Panvel or Belapur departing Nerul from 11.42 am to 4.04 pm and Up Transharbour line services for Thane departing Panvel or Belapur between 11.04 am to 3.53 pm will stay shut.
NOTE: During the block period, Panvel-Andheri services will remain cancelled. However, special services will operate on CSMT Mumbai-Nerul and Thane-Nerul sections during the period.
Due to the Jumbo block, which will be imposed on the Up and Down fast services between Santacruz to Mahim stations from 10.35 am to 3.35 pm, all services will run on Up and Down slow lines. As per reports, some of the suburban services will also remain cancelled due to the Jumbo block.
(With inputs from IRCTC HELP )