The Mumbai Suburban Railway system is an integral part of daily life for millions of people in the Mumbai metropolitan area. While it can be crowded and chaotic at times, it’s an efficient and cost-effective way to navigate the city and its surrounding suburbs. Starting at 11 p.m. on Saturday, Central Railway would impose a 38-hour mega Mumbai rail block between Belapur and Panvel, resulting in 170 cancelled services and 700 trains.
Mumbai Rail Block Between Belapur & Panvel
According to Hindustan Times, the railway stations on the Kharghar-Panvel route will be closed to local train passengers beginning at 11 p.m. on Saturday as part of a 38-hour mega block imposed by the Central Railway (CR). The roadblock will be removed at 1 p.m. on October 2. During this time, the CR will reconstruct the suburban rail yard at Panvel and build two additional lines for a western dedicated freight corridor on the JNPT-Delhi route.
As a result, 700 trains would be short-terminated at Belapur and more than 170 services will be cancelled. According to the officials, they have requested more buses from the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation and other public transportation organisations. This blockage had an impact on Friday’s Panvel trains, which were cancelled and several were delayed.
Suburban trains on the Harbour and Trans-Harbour lines won’t run between Belapur and Panvel stations during the block period. Belapur, Nerul, and Vashi stations will serve as the starting point or ending point for all UP and DOWN suburban services headed to Panvel. Between Thane and Nerul/Vashi stations on the Trans-Harbour line, there will be UP and DOWN suburban services running.
These Trains Are An Important Commute Factor
The railway line connecting Belapur and Panvel is a part of the Mumbai Suburban Railway network. This network is known for its extensive reach and connectivity in the Mumbai metropolitan area.
- The last local to depart Panvel on the Harbour Line before the block will be at 10.35 pm and that will arrive at CSMT at 11.54 pm.
- Likewise, the last local for Panvel will be at 9.02 pm from CSMT, which will reach Panvel at 10.22 pm.
- The last local for Panvel on the Trans Harbour Line will depart from Thane at 9.36 pm and will reach Panvel at 10.28 pm.
- Similarly, the last local to leave Panvel will be at 9.20 pm and will arrive at Thane at 10.12 pm.
On October 2, the first Panvel-bound train after the block will depart CSMT at 12:08 p.m. and arrive at its destination at 1:29 p.m. The first local from Panvel will do the same thing, leaving at 1.37 p.m. and arriving at CSMT at 2.56 p.m.
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