Today was the bad day for daily commuters in the heavily populated Western Railway section in Mumbai. The Mumbai local trains were badly affected because the Railways have started working on the third phase of a gargantuan project.
The railways has planned to complete the fourth tracks to make the train services better in Mumbai.
Because of the project work, at least one-fourth of all commuter trains particularly on the Western section were disturbed.
The trains that run between Churchgate and Virar lines were mostly canceled or terminated at some stations before the destination such as Goregaon and Malad.
Assistant General Manager Vivek Sahai told media persons:
Railways are quadrupling the tracks between Borivali and Virar. This is line that witnesses maximum amount of traffic.
With the completion of the project, we can run more number of trains in this sector that would depend on the number of rakes available.
He said later:
I agree that this will cause trouble to the daily passengers for a couple of days. But all we want to say that it will be very advantageous in future.
According to Sahai, the block has created no problem to the long-distance trains as most of the trains have reached on time.
The report says that the project work on this line will be the last mega block in this sector. All train services would be possibly resumed at 6 am on Monday morning. The mega block is the result of 55 hours of continuous work on the tracks.