Central railway awaits BMC nod to cut trees at Kurla yard


By Mewati Sitaram http://www.dnaindia.com/

Commuters can heave a sigh of relief. Central railway is ready to introduce new trains if Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) allows it to remove trees at its Kurla yard for it to extend the maintenance line for 15-coach rake.

CR authority had long ago sought sanction for cutting around 60 trees here, but Tree Authority is yet to grant permission. These trees are an obstacle in extending the pit line.

A delegation of senior CR officials met BMC officials last week to discuss the issue. Currently maintenance of 15-coach rakes takes place at Kurla car shed. But here the space is inadequate to undertake operations on a bigger scale. More info