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Century-old Neral Junction Station to Get a Major Overhaul


Century-old Neral Junction Station to Get a Major Overhaul
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The Neral Junction Station which runs regular trains, as well as a narrow-gauge heritage hill railway line, will soon get a big makeover, officials from the Central Railway said on Tuesday. The station is over 100 years old and is long overdue an upgrade. 

Currently, railway officials, local authorities, and local Members of Parliament (MP) are fast-tracking pending railway projects at multiple stations along the Neral Junction line.

MP from the Maval constituency, Shrirang Barne visited Karjat and Neral Junction stations earlier this week. A local official said that they are planning to upgrade Neral station and implement a large circulating area for passengers while also establishing a better organized auto-rickshaw stand.

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“There is now just one new foot over bridge at the station. There is a plan to have two more and directly link them to the heritage station so passengers could directly enter the small train station instead of crowding at one gate,” the official added.

Meanwhile, at Karjat station, the authorities are currently undertaking small upgrades while also working on the covers over the platforms. It is said that the Karjat Municipal Council has asked the railways for a subway at the end of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) for improved east-west connectivity. 

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Separately, officials are also conducting works at the Nahur station road bridge which had been previously delayed due to the presence of pipelines and other cables related to gas and power on its path. “There was a consensus among officials and utilities' pipelines and cables will be shifted by mid-December after which work will begin," said local MP Manoj Kotak.

The officials also conducted a similar review of the Vidyavihar station road bridge on Saturday where they are on the verge of installing Maharashtra’s longest girder across railway lines spanning 99.35 meters.  

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