The Central Railway (CR) administration has vowed not to let its services get affected by the rains in this year’s rainy season. Taking a concrete step in this direction, the CR has started a drive to clean nullahs in its jurisdiction.
It is observed every year that rainfall in low lying areas in the city get accumulated and it badly affects the services of railways. Many times, signal mechanism gets collapsed or disrupted due to rains and taking measure to deal with this problem, the CR has installed digital m-indicators at 950 places along its tracks.
To get the accumulated rainwater disposed off, the CR has installed pumps at 20 places including Masjid, Sion, Kurla, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar, Nanipada, Thane, Mumbra, Dombivli, Sewri, Wadala, Chunabhatti, Tilak Nagar, Chembur, etc.
The silt from nullahs upto 90,000 meters in CR jurisdiction has been removed and 76 underground nullahs have been cleaned. The adjoining areas along tracks have been fortified by installing nets so that it can be protected from landslide incidents.
Meanwhile, CR authorities have released a booklet to let its motormen, guards and other employees about ebbs and tides as well as weather reports. A special control room has also been formed to handle the situation in case of any emergency.