To complete the construction of at least one of three railway foot overbridges before January 31, the Army has sought a mega block of train services on a weekday next week. The Army wants a five-hour block to launch the bridge at Ambivali railway station on the Central Railway (CR) next Tuesday.
Railway officials fear granting the block would affect at least 60 suburban train services and 30 mail express trains. The remaining two foot overbridges, at Parel-Elphinstone Road and Currey Road railway stations, would be completed by February 15, Army officials said.
“They were asking for a six-hour block on Tuesday. But they finally agreed to a five-hour block. The block will be in the off-peak hours Tuesday afternoon. But we will have to take the Railway Board’s permission to allow such a mega block on a working day,” said a senior railway official. Read More…
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