Kalyan Station to be remodelled; local and outstation trains will be segregated

Kalyan station is one of Central Railway's busiest junctions. It caters to at least 760 trains, both outstation and local, on a daily basis

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In an attempt to decongest one of the country's busiest railway junctions, Central Railway has decided to undertake a major developmental project at Kalyan station. The move aims to segregate local and outstation trains and will ensure that the station has dedicated tracks for the same.

The entire project will be completed at an estimated cost of ₹961 crore and will involve the remodelling of the Kalyan yard, which includes the construction of four suburban railway tracks and six outstation train tracks.

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The remodelling is part of Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP) 3A and will be undertaken by Central Railway in phases. Apart from the construction work inside the station, CR plans to also construct a rail flyover on the railway station's south-east side along the road overbridge that is set to be built near Patripool bridge.

A senior railway official stated that the project has been introduced to decongest the station and alongside, the authorities will be taking other measures to segregate the local and outstation train traffic.

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Being one of the country's busiest junctions, Kalyan caters to at least 760 trains, both outstation and local, on a daily basis. This has led to numerous train services overlapping with each other, causing delays in the operation of trains during peak hours.

MUTP 3A is a joint project by Railways and Maharashtra government consisting of a bouquet of 12 rail projects that could cost an estimated ₹33,690 crore.

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