Work On the sixth railway line, between Mumbai Central And Borivali, which has been moving at a snail’s pace for over a decade, has picked up speed.
On WednesdayThe Western Railway (WR) began a 15 day block at Andheri station to align the tracks at platform 9. The stretch between Khar And Goregaon The first phase will cover stations.
The Lines 5 and 6 of the Mumbai Central-Borivali Stretch is used to distinguish suburban trains from long-distance ones. In In the past, the authorities planned to connect the fifth line. Mahim To Santacruz A cost of ₹10 crore. HoweverIt was due to pass through an area of burial ground, and locals opposed it. LaterThe alignment was achieved via Bandra terminus.
The The project cost was approximately $2,000 when it was initially conceptualised in 2008. ₹Later, it grew to 430 crore ₹930 crore. The The main causes of delays in the construction of the lines are the encroachments, and difficulty in acquiring land.
Sumit ThakurWR’s chief PR officer said that “There will be temporary changes in these 15 days during which trains will be operated on platform 8 instead of platform 9 at Andheri station.”
Among The trains that end at platform 9 are extended until they reach the station. Churchgate These are Dahanu-Andheri Local departs at 6.05am Bhayandar-Andheri Local departures at 4.45pm
MeanwhileWorkers have begun stacking ballasts, and machines have been also deployed.
“We have barricaded the area with fence. We expect the major work between Khar and Goregaon to be complete in the next two years,” According to a senior WR official.
There There are 250 project-affected people (PAP), who need to be moved for the sixth. Last FebruaryWR purchased 444 square metres in Vile Parle And Borivali After destroying more than 10-12 buildings. It Also available for 19.5 square metres Vile Parle Another 424.5 square metres between them Goregaon And Borivali.
The Construction of two lines was allowed under the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP-2).