Piyush Goyal, Devendra Fadnavis to inaugurate extended Harbour Line services 

Goyal and Fadnavis will inaugurate the extension of Harbour Line services from Andheri to Goregaon, which will prove to be a boon for lakhs of Mumbai commuters.

Published: 28th March 2018 07:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th March 2018 07:48 PM   |  A+A-

Railway minister Piyush Goyal speaks to passengers in a train on Tuesday

MUMBAI: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will inaugurate on Thursday the extension of Harbour Line services from Andheri to Goregaon, which will prove to be a boon for lakhs of Mumbai commuters, an official said here.

Presently, the Harbour Line, a crucial direct connect for commuters desiring to travel directly to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus on Central Railway, is available only up to Andheri on Western Railway.

It is now being extended upto Goregaon on WR with the introduction of 49 new suburban train services, said WR Chief Spokesperson Ravinder Bhakar on Wednesday, adding that this would immediately benefit more than 13,000 daily commuters between Borivali-Andheri who can now board the Harbour Line trains bound for CSMT from Goregaon.

Besides, Goyal and Fadnavis shall throw open a slew of commuter amenities like elevators at Borivali and Dadar stations on WR, escalators at CSMT, Dockyard Road, Thane and Lonavala stations of the CR.

New foot overbridges will be thrown open at Chunabhatti and an extended FOB be inaugurated at Virar.

Hoping to lure the vacation crowds, additional services shall be introduced for the toy train running between Neral to the automobile-free hill station of Matheran in Raigad on the CR.

Solar panels shall be dedicated at the Ram Mandir and Santacruz stations and the newly-installed power-saving LED lights at all stations on WR and CR, Bhakar said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp