CR to start Parel Terminus by the end of the year

By December 2018, the Central Railway will start local trains from Parel for Thane or Kalyan

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From next year, commuters travelling on the Central Railway (CR) line will be able to board trains starting from Parel as the CR has preponed the deadline of Parel terminus completion from March 2019 to December 2018.

In the last few years, Parel-Prabhadevi has emerged as Mumbai’s new commercial district as the number of commuters travelling have increased.

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The Parel Terminus project, which is worth ₹51 Cr, was announced under the second phase of the ambitious Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP-2). However, it got pushed after last year's stampede, which took place at Elphinstone where 23 people lost their lives.  

In order to ease the pressure from Dadar station, the CR will start trains from Parel towards Thane or Kalyan. One of the senior railway officials said that the terminus will come up on platform number one, which handled Kalyan-bound trains until the new platform was built.

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Along with this, CR will build two lines on the north-end of the station, where the trains will be stationed. The work has already begun as the authorities have started shifting unused old railway tracks towards the west, ahead of the expansion of the slow line platform, by up to 1.5m.

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