Maratha Kranti Morcha: Central Railways making special arrangements

Activists of Maratha Kranti Morcha, which will carry out a silent protest tomorrow, outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, in Mumbai on Tuesday. Pic/AFPActivists of Maratha Kranti Morcha, which will carry out a silent protest tomorrow, outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, in Mumbai on Tuesday. Pic/AFP

The Central Railway has made elaborate arrangements to deal with the rush which is expected tomorrow on account of `Maratha Morcha', a planned gathering of the Maratha community, in Mumbai. Lakhs of community members are expected to travel to the city for the event from across Maharashtra.

"Based on inputs about number of people who will go back to their destinations after the rally, probably after two pm, we will run additional suburban services as per the requirement, as are run during peak hours," Sunil Udasi, chief PRO of Central Railway, said.

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Extra general coach will be attached to seven long-distance trains and there will be an additional ticket window for issuing tickets, he said. "We have two rakes in stand-by mode. If required, we will run them as special trains from CSMT (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Mumbai Terminus) to Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus (Kolhapur) via Manmad and Karjat routes," he said.

The rally tomorrow is part of Maratha community's agitation for reservations in jobs and education, among other demands.

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