To enable the probable betterment of the Central Railways (CR), over 10 lakh commuters will have to go a few steps too far in their daily commute, as CR plans to shift trains halting on platform 1 and 2 to the proposed platforms, 19 and 20.
This will be done to enable the smooth construction of the 5 and 6 lines between CST and Kurla.
Sources said the Railway Board in Delhi has given an in-principal approval for changing the alignment of the Harbour line tracks between CST and Dockyard Road for the same.
No deadline yet
But commuters needn’t hold their breath just yet. Only a proposal has gone through in this regard and before the temporary change of platform comes into effect, CR will be constructing platforms 19 and 20.
There is no deadline for the entire project yet. However, the creation of the 5 and 6 lines is being done at a cost of Rs 920 crore. More info
By Shashank Rao | www.mid-day.com