Facilities on 19 railway stations in Mumbai to be improved

As per Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MVRC), ticket booking offices, Foot over bridges, skywalks and other facilities will be improved on selected stations on Central, Western and Harbour lines.

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The city is on a beautification spree. As per reports, better infrastructure and more space will be made available across 19 railway stations in Mumbai; the approval for the same has been sent to the railway board.

This project will be managed by the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC). Based on the developments, elevated decks will be made available on Central, Western and Harbour line stations eventually offering more space where ticket booking offices, foot over bridges (FOBs) and skywalks will be built. The stations have been chosen based on the foot-fall.

Following are the stations in the city which will be modified as per the plan:

  • Central line: Bhandup, Mulund, Thane, Dombivli, Shahad, Neral, and Kasara 
  • Western line: Jogeshwari, Kandivli, Mira Road, Bhayandar, Vasai Road, Nallasopara, and Virar
  • Harbour line: GTB Nagar, Chembur, Govandi, and Mankhurd

As reported in the media, RS Khurana, chairman and managing director, MRVC, said 

Development of the station premises and improvement of platforms will help decongest the busy railway stations. Elevated decks at Andheri and Goregaon have proved to be quite useful. An elevated deck costs around ₹40 crore.”

Indian Railway Station Development Corporation Limited (IRSDC) has also been brought to the project to ensure the rebuilding of nine stations as planned by the railway ministry, which involves commercialisation of Kalyan, Dadar, Bandra, Ghatkopar, Sion, Wadala Road, Parel, Kurla and Mumbai Central Terminus.

Further details about this project are awaited.

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