Good news for Mumbaikars, as the local train network is set to get wider. The Ministry of Railways has given the go-ahead for the Panvel-Diva railway line and the Diva-Vasai railway line to be considered a permanent suburban section.
According to the Mid-Day, the railway board notified Diva-Vasai and Panvel-Diva as suburban sections on a permanent basis in a notification received earlier this week. Direct local trains could be run between Diva and Vasai. Sunil Udasi, chief public relations officer, CR, told the leading daily, “The declaration of this section as the suburban section will bring added benefits for commuters. Now, commuters can avail return, tourist tickets, etc. Plus, the infrastructure at the stations will also be upgraded.”
The upgraded status will pave the way for greater infrastructure development such as escalators, lifts, full shed covers over platforms and more trains in the near future. This will also promote development in the region.