Railways

New projects to facilitate Mumbai’s local train commuters

DELHI: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurated several projects, including foot overbridges and escalators, to make travel more pleasurable for the over 75 lakh daily commuters on Mumbai’s local trains on May 16.

“Our focus is on improving passenger experience. Through these measures, we have fulfilled the long-standing demand of the commuters,” he said after inaugurating the projects through video-conferencing at the Rail Bhavan here.

At Borivali, a key railway station for Mumbai’s commuters, a 300-metre-long and 10.5-metre-wide elevated deck has been built on platform number one, which connects all the five foot overbridges as well as the skywalk.

The south end of the deck has a ticket booking office. An elevator has also been installed on platform number one, which connects to the deck, keeping in mind the problems faced by senior citizens and differently-abled persons.

New foot overbridges have been built at Dadar, Matunga Road and Bhayandar stations. Escalators have also been installed at Dadar, Bhayandar, Vasai Road and Nalasopara stations.

The six-metre-wide and 200-metre-long foot overbridge near Tilak Road Bridge at the north end of Dadar station connects Tilak Bridge, platform numbers 1, 2 and 3 of the Indian Railways and platform numbers 3 to 8 of the Central Railway.

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