The Central Railway (CR) will raise the platforms on the Harbour line and the mainline’s slow corridor to the extent that it will be level to the height of local train. This announcement was made by the CR general manager SK Sood at a function on Sunday which Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu attended.
The whole idea is to ensure that people do not fall in the gap between platforms and trains. This is possible when dedicated 5-6 rail lines come up for long distance trains. On May 30, Prabhu will attend a stone laying function for two new lines between Kurla to CST and also Parel Terminus.
The CR officials said that currently they divert the train from the fast track to the slow corridor, in case of disruption. Due to low steps of the outstation train the platform height had to remain low but this caused a huge gap between the footboard of a local train and the platform.
“The tender for the Parel terminus as well as the 5th and 6th line has been awarded and work will begin tomorrow. This will be a boon since we shall raise the platforms on our slow lines. This will allow us to raise the platforms parallel to the footboard of the local trains,” said Sood.