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Mumbai local train skips halt at Khandeshwar station on Central Railway's Harbour line

Updated on: 07 November,2023 04:19 PM IST  |  Mumbai
mid-day online correspondent |

Mumbai local train: A suburban Mumbai local train on the Central Railway's Harbour line reportedly skipped its scheduled halt at Khandeshwar station in Raigad

Mumbai local train skips halt at Khandeshwar station on Central Railway's Harbour line

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Mumbai local train: A suburban Mumbai local train on the Central Railway's Harbour line reportedly skipped its scheduled halt at Khandeshwar station in Raigad district of Maharashtra, causing inconvenience to commuters on Tuesday afternoon, an official said, reported the PTI.


According to the PTI, a Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus-bound (CSMT) train from Panvel did not stop at Khandeshwar station around 1.24 pm, inconveniencing commuters waiting on the platform, the official said.


After skipping the first halt, the train stopped at other stations on the Harbour line during its onward journey to CSMT, he said.


"The train crew missed Khandeshwar halt," the Central Railway's chief public relations officer Dr Shivraj Manaspur said, as per the PTI.

It is not immediately known if the Railways has ordered a probe into the incident or if any action will be taken against the train crew.

The Harbour line provides connectivity to the western suburbs and Navi Mumbai from south Mumbai. Around 10 lakh of about 35 lakh of total passengers, nearly 10 lakh passengers, use the Harbour Line every day, the news agency reported.

Meanwhile, the Western Railway on Monday said that it successfully commissioned the 6th line between Khar and Goregaon railway stations.

In an official statement, the Western Railway said, it successfully completed the infrastructural work of 6th line on the 8.8 km stretch between Khar and Goregaon stations and achieved the speed trial of 112 kmph over this section.

It said that the work which commenced on 7th October, 2023 consisted of Pre-Traffic Work Order of 30 nights and Traffic Works Order (TWO) of 29 nights including Non – Interlocking work (NI) of 10 nights at 6 stations has been completed and all the train services have been fully restored from 6th November, 2023.

According to a press release issued by Sumit Thakur – Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway, the entire work involved laying of 12 Turnouts and three Trap point on the existing 5th line and both the Fast lines. It also involved laying of 8 Turnouts on the new 6th Line and dismantling of existing nine Turnouts and three Trap points from the existing lines.

It further said that an independent connectivity to both 5th and 6th lines have been provided to Bandra Terminus Yard after slewing of 700m existing track and dismantling of five points including a diamond crossing. Heavy machineries such as T-28, UNIMAT, Duomatic, UTV, Hydraulic Cranes, JCBs etc. were deployed to carry out the work smoothly and efficiently.

(with PTI inputs)

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