The four railway stations in the city - namely Mumbai Central, Bandra, Andheri and Borivali - will be given a look of the airport under the modernization scheme taken up by the railways, informed railway minister Suresh Prabhu.
Prabhu dedicated to the public a slew of facilities through video conferencing during a programme held at Churchgate railway station on Tuesday. State education minister Vinod Tawde, minister of state Vidya Thakur, MP Dr Vinay Sahastrabuddhe, former MP Majid Menon, MLA Raj Purohit and general manager of Western Railway were present on this occasion.
As per Railway’s modernization scheme, 32 railway stations across the country will be given looks of the airport. This development will take place in a phased manner and the A grade stations on Western Railway will be included in this list. From the city, four stations including Mumbai Central, Bandra, Andheri and Borivali come under this ‘A’ grade category and tenders for the redevelopment of these stations have been approved. The work in the first phase will be completed by 2019, the railway administration has informed.
Railway minister further added that the commuters travelling in suburban local trains are required to be provided all the modern facilities and hence many pending projects are being taken up and completed on priority.