Mumbai Local News: Commuters will get to travel directly from Borivali to CSMT soon

Mumbai Local News: Commuters will get to travel directly from Borivali to CSMT soon

There is good news for the passengers traveling commuting on Central Railways and Western Railways both in Mumbai local trains.

As the expansion on the Harbour route till Borivali will begin by next year, it will bring a huge relief for commuters travelling to/from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus on Central Railway and to/from Borivali station of Western Railway.

At present, commuters alight at Goregaon and hop into another train to go to CSMT. Due to space constraints on the Goregaon-Borivali stretch, the Railways are thinking of elevating the road outside Malad station on the west to make space for two additional rail tracks underneath it.

An 'alignment survey' took place as a prelude to the construction of a rail line on the harbour route between Goregaon and Borivali.

The survey was done with the help of drones as well as modern technology. Out of 18 tenders, 13 consultants have been appointed for the project. At present, work is underway to survey the land, trees and various pipelines under 1.5 m depth in the project.

There is a huge shortage of space for laying new tracks next to the existing railway tracks. The survey will help in finding information regarding the space required between the stations and the need for space for the elevated route.

Mumbai Railway Development Corporation (MRVC) and Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP) 3A had proposed to expand the harbour line from Goregaon to Borivali. Later, it was approved by the Railway Board in April 2019.

The expected cost of Goregaon to Harbour expansion project is INR 745.31 crores. Besides, a stabilizing route for Central and Western Railways will also be constructed at a cost of INR 485 crores.

Three years ago, the harbour line was extended from Andheri to Goregaon.

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