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Historic Sandhurst road station to be demolished


For commuters convenience Central railway has planned to build new 5 and 6 lines between CST and Kurla. For this railway authorities have to make many changes. It also means that historic Sandhurst Road Station on the Harbour Line will be demolished.

As reported by Lokmat, the British-era, Sandhurst Road Station, will be demolished, due to Central Railway’s new lines. The new Sandhurst Road Station will be built but on P.Dmello Road, hinted railway authorities. Due to this daily commuters are going suffer till the new station is constructed.

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The Central has proposed to construct new lines, which will ease the passengers journey. While the proposal of the construction of new 5 and 6 lines between CST and Kurla, has already got an green signal from Railway Board, for central railway to change the alignment of lines of the Harbour line tracks between CST and Dockyard Road. As per the proposal of alignment of new lines the central railway has proposed to railway board the following changes, the existing platform 1 and 2 will run slow trains on the main line of CST-Kalyan. Fast trains will use platforms 3 and 4, and two new lines will be made available for the long distance trains coming from CST. The new lines which will be constructed will get a diversion from Dockyard Road.

The harbour line alignment will remain unchanged as the rail lines will be at elevated height of over 5.5 metres. The 5.5 meters, elevated rail line will shift its course from west to east, that is from Wadi Bunder rail yard and reach the P D’Mello Road. This rail line will go parallel to Eastern Freeway, then the line will make its way for Mansion Road. This rail line will continue to be elevated from Mansion Road till Carnac Bunder, after this the line shall come back on the railway land at P D’Mello Road. This rail line will continue further into the CST and end at platform 18.

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For this proposal the budget and final report is in progress. Since there is no space available for the fifth-sixth on the west, two new platforms will be built at Dadar station, Sion, Curry Road, Byculla station and Chinchapokali changes will be made. On Harbour line changes will be made on Kurla to CST.

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Central railway has also proposed to while constructing line from P D’Mello Road thought to connecting Masjid station will also be looked upon, this final decision is still pending.

History of Sandhurst Road Station:

The Sandhurst Road railway station was built during britsh-era, in 1921. The station which is named after Lord Sandhurst, he was the Governor of Bombay between 1895 and 1900. Lord Sandhurst, was a british liberal politician. Sandhurst Road is a railway station on the Harbour Line of the Suburban Railway, which is the third stop from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

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