Mumbai: The Central Railway (CR) has planned a five-hour mega block on the main and Harbour line to carry out the maintenance on Sunday. Sunil Udasi, chief public relation officer, CR, said, “The fast and semi-fast services leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai from 9.25am to 2.54pm will halt at Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup and Mulund stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts. The fast services going beyond Thane will be diverted on the slow line between Thane and Kalyan stations halting at all the stations and will reach the destination 20 minutes behind schedule.”
“The fast trains leaving Kalyan station from 10.37am to 3.06pm will halt at Diva, Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar and Kurla stations in besides respective scheduled halts and will arrive at the destination 15 minutes late,” added Udasi. He added all down and up slow services arriving in Mumbai between 11.00am to 5.00pm are expected to reach their destination, with a delay of 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, there will be a mega block on Panvel-Vashi Up and Down Harbour Lines 11.30am to 4.30pm.
“The Harbour line services for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, leaving from Panvel/Belapur/Vashi from 11.06am to 4.34pm and those Harbour line services to Panvel/Belapur/Vashi, leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus between 10.03am and 3.39pm will remain suspended,” said Udasi.
He added, “The Trans-Harbour line services for Thane leaving Panvel from 10.12am to 4.26pm and those Harbour line services to Panvel, leaving Thane from 11.14am to 4pm will remain suspended. The Panvel-Andheri services will be cancelled during the block period.”
However, special local trains will run on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus – Vashi section and services will be available on Thane-Vashi/Nerul during the block period. Moreover, the Western Railway has planned a four-hour jumbo block on Sunday for maintenance of tracks, signalling and overhead equipment, a jumbo block will be taken on Up and Down slow lines between Borivali and Andheri stations from 10.35am to 14.35pm on October 21. During the block, all Up and Down trains running on ‘Fast Lines’ will run on ‘Slow Lines’ between Borivali and Andheri stations.