The entire country is swept up in Ganesh Chaturthi festivities. In Mumbai, especially, millions of people are heading to beaches like Girgaum Chowpatty and Juhu Chowpatty for the Ganpati immersion. Owing to this, stations like Charni Road and Andheri have become especially crowded. On the last day of visarjan, which is tomorrow, the crowding will reach its peak. Given these special circumstances, the Central Railways has announced 18 special night trains to accommodate the crowd.
18 Special Night Trains To Ply On Central And Western Lines
CR will run 10 suburban special trains in Main line & Harbour line on 28/29th (Thu/Fri) September’23 night on the occasion of Ganapati Visarjan.
They will be slow locals halting at all stations.
1) CSMT departure 1.40 hrs
Kalyan arrival 3.10 hrs.
2) CSMT dept 2.30 hrs
— Central Railway (@Central_Railway) September 26, 2023
This particular arrangement is done in order to accommodate huge crowds which areas like Girgaum Chowpatty will witness. They will ply on the intervening night of September 28 and 29. This will ensure that the crowds returning from visarjan will be accommodated.
According to an article recently published in Telangana Today, six special night trains will run between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus or CSMT and Thane and Kalyan on the Central line and four will run between CSMT and Belapur on the Harbour line.
Eight special night trains will ply between Churchgate and Virar stations from 12:15 AM on September. Since large crowds are anticipated at the Charni Road station, all fast trains heading to Churchgate between 5 PM and 8:30 PM, will halt there.
Final Day Of Ganesh Visarjan Festivities
However, to avoid congestion, slow trains headed to Churchgate will not halt at Charni Road station between 5 PM and 10 PM.
September 28 is the final day of Ganesh Visarjan and millions of people head to beaches to conduct the ceremonial immersion of the idols of Lord Ganesha. It is also known as Anant Chatudashi. It is advised to those not observing the festival to stay at home and avoid venturing out so as to not get stuck in traffic.
This year Anant Chaturdashi coincides with Eid-E-Milad, the Muslim festival commemorating the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad.
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