The ongoing one-year-long project was finally wound up last night in a four-hour block by linking it to existing lines
The work started in September 2022 and was completed in August 2023 last night
Four new rail lines in Navi Mumbai have created parking space for six 12-car trains on the harbour line. The ongoing one-year-long project was finally wound up last night in a four-hour block by linking it to existing lines.
“Four new local train stabling sidings of the stabling capacity of six EMU rakes were successfully commissioned at Juinagar station on August 27 during the harbour line mega block. Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation Limited (MRVC) and Central Railway (CR) had undertaken the work. Out of four new stabling lines, two lines have a capacity of stabling of two trains each, thus a total of six trains can be stabled,” a CR spokesperson said.
“Construction of these four new suburban sidings will help to decongest daily stabling of local train rakes at Panvel and Vashi platforms. It will also decongest Sanpada car shed stabling lines. Stabling of local train rakes on these new stabling lines at Juinagar will also enhance the maintenance practices of examination of local train rakes for their upkeep,” he explained.
With the addition of services to the harbour line, and the commissioning of new corridors of trans-harbour and Kharkopar, the issue of parking and stabling of trains had become acute.
“With the commissioning of these stabling sidings, six twelve-car trains can be stabled and examined before being put into operation. The present daily night platform stabling of trains in the Panvel-Vashi section can be shifted to these new sidings now. The commissioning of work included the upgradation of the existing signaling system and enhancement in operational flexibility in yard operation. Also, a new running room with provision of beds capacity for the rest of suburban motormen and guards has also been made operational today,” he added.
The work started in September 2022 and was completed in August 2023 last night.
Total Cost of Project: Rs.39 crores
Engineering: Rs 24 Crores
Signalling and Telecommunication: Rs. 9.5 crores
Electrical: Rs.5.5 crores