The suburban network on the Central Railway is set to get a fourth corridor on November 11. According to an internal notification issued by Central Railway (Mirror has the copy of the notification) on November 8, 2018, the railway board approved 40 local services (20 up and 20 dn) between Nerul/Belapur and Kharkoper. The inaugural run will be flagged off by the Minister of Railway Piyush Goyal from Kharkoper on November 11, 2018. Regular services will commence from November 12, 2018.
The Seawoods-Uran line was first planned in 1997. This will augment the Harbour rail network, which will allow an expansion of suburban local trains right till the district of Raigad. In the first phase, it will go uptil Kharkopar and will benefit people staying in Navi Mumbai. This will also provide connectivity to the Ulwe node, which is opposite the upcoming Navi Mumbai International Airport
This new section will allow commuters coming from both Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Panvel to go up to Kharkopar, which will connect the newly rising suburbs of Ulwe, near the proposed Navi Mumbai airport. Read More