In a good news for commuters of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), passengers may soon be able to hire prepaid black-and-yellow taxis from the exit towards P D’Mello Road.
According to Hindustan Times, trains passengers arriving at CSMT will able to use these taxis. The Central Railway (CR) is planning to build a taxi stand near platform number 18. The project aims to cater to local train commuters as well as outstation passengers. “The idea behind having the taxi stand is to give better access to passengers arriving at the terminus [from the P D’Mello Road side]. Currently, outstation passengers have to go all the way to the other side for taxis. Now, they will be able to board taxis directly from the P D’Mello entrance,” a senior CR official told the leading daily.
The zonal railway earlier this year conducted an audit of the terminus to determine methods to up safety, security and passenger amenities inside and outside the station building. It was in this audit, it was revealed that there was a requirement for taxi stand and emergency entry and exit points inside the station premises. The zonal railway is also planning to hold a similar audit at Thane station.