Ground realities first – Central Railway’s underground line can wait for now


Ground realities first – Central Railway’s underground line can wait for now

Central Railway authorities are exploring the possibilities of an underground fast line from CSMT to Thane aligned with its above-ground local version.

As DNA reported on Friday, it would be the first subterranean suburban corridor, since the Kolkata Metro, parts of which are below ground, which comes under the purview of the national network of the Indian Railways. If it comes to fruition, the proposed 33-km corridor will have five halts which trains are expected to cover within 21 minutes.

However, on the ground, realities are more glaring than underground pipe dreams. The CR has some daily glorious and not-so-glorious distinctions in its name. Read More

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