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PM to dedicate to the Nation railway lines connecting Thane and Diva on 18th February

PM to also flag off two suburban trains of the Mumbai Suburban Railway

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will dedicate to the two additional Nation railway lines connecting Thane and Diva on 18th February 2022 at 4:30 PM via video conferencing. He will also flag off two suburban trains of the Mumbai Suburban Railway, followed by his address on the occasion.

Built at a cost of about Rs 620 crores, the additional railway lines will significantly remove the interference of long distance train’s traffic with suburban train’s traffic

Kalyan is the main junction of the Central Railway. The traffic coming from the Northside and Southern sides of the country merge at Kalyan and moves towards CSMT (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus). Out of the four tracks between Kalyan and CSTM, two tracks were used for slow local trains and two tracks for fast local, Mail Express and Goods trains. To segregate suburban and long-distance trains, two additional tracks were planned.

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These tracks will also enable introduction of 36 new suburban trains

The two additional railway lines connecting Thane and Diva have been built at the approx cost of Rs 620 crores and features a 1.4 km long rail flyover, 3 major bridges, 21 minor bridges. These lines will significantly remove the interference of long-distance train’s traffic with suburban train’s traffic in Mumbai. These lines will also enable the introduction of 36 new suburban trains in the city.

Disclaimer : This is an official press release by PIB.

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