The Mumbai divisions of Central and Western railways have proposed a Rs 25,411-crore plan that could see the two lines adding nearly a thousand new locals, reducing overcrowding dramatically.
The plan follows a marathon meeting on crowd control chaired by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal in Mumbai on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday. The meeting, in which Goyal pushed his officers to come up with big ideas that will translate into visible change, went up to 3 am.
The plan mainly involves installing the state-of-the-art Communications-based Train Control (CBTC) signaling system that will reduce the headway time – the gap between two trains – by half, making it possible to operate nearly 300 new services on the Central Railway’s main line, over 300 new services on the Western Line and over 400 on Central Railway’s Harbour and Trans-Harbour lines. Read More…
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