Railways succeeds in restoring Harbour Line services to minimise inconvenience to passengers

MUMBAI: All efforts were made to ensure restoration of Harbour line after traffic disruption on Western Rly’s suburban section between Goregaon & Andheri stns due to collapse of path way of ROB at Andheri stn. Harbour line restoration ensured connectivity between Churchgate & Goregaon as well as between CSMT & Goregaon. The first train for CSMT left from Andheri at 14.20 hrs.

According to a press release issued by Shri Ravindra Bhakar- Chief Public Relations Officer of W.Rly, 27 buses  left from Borivali to South Mumbai, 2 from Dadar to Goregaon as special arrangements. In addition to these, 6 more buses were planned between Borivali & Bandra stations for clearance of stranded passengers.

Slabs of fallen bridge are being cut in small portions and being lifted to clear tracks.

Breakfast was arranged at Udvada & other stations to various passengers of 12479 & other trains. Exgratia payment of Rs 5000/- each to 4 grievously injured persons has been made by W.Rly. Some long distance trains are cancelled, short terminated & rescheduled as per the list posted under :-

Train Cancelled :

  1. 19023 Mumbai Central- Firozpur Janta Express of 3rd July 2018
  2. 12953 Mumbai Central – H. Nizamuddin August Kranti Express of 3rd July 2018
  3. 19015 Mumbai Central – Porbandar Saurastra Express of 03.07.18 is partially cancelled between Mumbai Central & Surat and will depart from Surat at 14:15 Hrs
  4. 59045/59040 Bandra Terminus – Vapi Passenger  and Vapi – Virar Passenger
  5. 59439/59440 Virar – Valsad MEMU cancelled between Mumbai Central and Palghar

Trains Rescheduled for 3rd July 2018:

  1. Train No 12925 Bandra (T)-Amritsar Paschim Express is rescheduled to depart at 22.00 hrs instead of its scheduled departure of 12.00 hrs.
  2. Train No 09003 Bandra (T)-H. Nizamuddin is rescheduled to depart at 22.20 hrs instead of its scheduled departure of 16.05 hrs.
  3. Train No 12951 Mumbai Central Rajdhani Express is rescheduled to depart at 22.00 hrs instead of its scheduled departure of 17.00 hrs.
  4. Train No 12955 Mumbai Central Superfast Express is rescheduled to depart at 22.20 hrs instead of its scheduled departure of 18.50 hrs.
  5. Train No 12961 Mumbai Central – Indore Avantika Express is rescheduled to depart at 22.30 hrs instead of its scheduled departure of 19.10 hrs.
  6. Train No 12921 Mumbai Central – Surat Flying Ranee will leave from Virar at 19.05 hrs instead of its scheduled departure from Mumbai Central.
  7. Train No 59023 Mumbai Central – Valsad Passenger will depart from Vasai Rd station at  19.15 hrs instead of its scheduled departure from Mumbai Central.
  8. Train No 22945 Mumbai Central-Okha Saurashtra Mail is rescheduled to depart at 23.10 hrs instead of its scheduled departure of 21.35 hrs.
  9. Train No 12903 Mumbai Central-Amritsar Golden Temple Mail is rescheduled to depart at 22.55 hrs instead of its scheduled departure of 21.25 hrs.
  10. Train No 12909 Bandra(T)-H.Nizamuddin Garib Rath Express is rescheduled to depart at 22.40 hrs instead of its scheduled departure of 16.35 hrs.
  11. Train No 22927 Bandra(T)-Ahmedabad Lokshakti Express is rescheduled to depart at 23.00 hrs instead of its scheduled departure of 19.40 hrs.
  12. Train No 19707 Bandra(T)-Jaipur Aravali Express is rescheduled to depart at 23.15 hrs instead of its scheduled departure of 20.55 hrs.
  13. Train No 12971 Bandra(T)-Bhavnagar Express is rescheduled to depart at 23.55 hrs instead of its scheduled departure of 21.30 hrs.
  14. Train No 19037 Bandra(T)-Gorakhpur Avadh Express is rescheduled to depart at 05.00 hrs of 4th July instead of its scheduled departure of 22.40 hrson 3rd July. 

Short Terminated and Reversed :-

  1. Train No 14707 Bikaner – Bandra (T) Ranakpur Express is short terminated at Borivali and reversed at as 14708 Bandra(T)-Bikaner Ranakpur Express and will depart Borivali at 15.45 hrs.
  2. Train No 12972 Bhavnagar – Bandra (T) Express is short terminated at Borivali and reversed at as 19217 Bandra(T)-Jamnagar Saurashtra Janta Express and will depart Borivali at 17.55 hrs.
  3. Train no. 12215 Delhi Sarai Rohilla – Bandra Terminus Garib Rath  Express is short terminated at Goregaon and will be reversed as train no 12216 Ex Borivali.
  4. Train no. 12934 Ahmedabad – Mumbai Central Karnavati Express is short terminated at Virar and will be reversed as train no. 12933 Ex Virar
  5. Train no. 12932 Ahmedabad – Mumbai Central  Double Decker Express is short terminated at Vasai Road and reversed as train no 12931 Ex Vasai Road
  6. Train no. 22956 Bhuj – Bandra Terminus Kutch Express is short terminated at Dahanu Road and will be reversed as train no train no 22955 Ex Dahanu Road
  7. Train no. 12479 Jodhpur – Bandra Terminus Surya Nagri Express is short terminated at Dahanu Road and will be reversed as train no train no 12480 Ex Dahanu Road
  8. Train no. 22473  Bikaner – Bandra Terminus Superfast Express is short terminated at Valsad and will be reversed as train no train no 12480 Ex Valsad
  9. Train no. 19116 Bhuj – Dadar Express  is short terminated at Dahanu Road and will be reversed as train no 19115 Ex Dahanu Road
  10. Train no. 12980 Jaipur – Bandra Terminus Express  is short terminated at Valsad and will be reversed as train no 12979 Ex Valsad.

ELPHINSTONE ROAD FOOT OVER BRIDGE WORK TO BE COMPLETED BY 3rd JULY, 2018

The work of new Foot Over Bridge (FOB) at Elphinstone Road station connecting Parel station, including the new platforms of Parel Terminus from Tulsi Pipe Road is almost over and will be completed by afternoon of 3rd July, 2018. This bridge is in addition to the recently opened FOB constructed by the Army and will enable the commuters to travel seamlessly between Elphinstone Road & Parel stations from both ends.

According to a Press Release issued by Shri Ravinder Bhakar – Chief Public Relations Officer, Western Railway, the tender for the works of this FOB was opened on 6th November, 2017, the Letter of Acceptance was issued the next day on 7th November, 2017 and the work on this FOB commenced from 8th November, 2017. This 73 m long FOB (WR portion) is being built at a cost of Rs. 9.85 crore with 6 m width. The two girders on the WR portion of the bridge were launched in March & April, 2018 respectively. The FOB work was completed in record time irrespective of various constraints such as removal of encroachments, shifting of various existing utilities, obstruction by trees which had to be trimmed/ cut, difficulty faced at the time of launching the span of girder 39m and even the rainfall causing some level of hindrance.

Shri Bhakar apprised that the new FOB is characterized by various special features such as the Tubular structure used for superstructure making it passenger friendly and less prone to corrosion. The material for the roof is a single skin self-supported, aluminium standing seam roofing system. It is made up of 0.9 mm thickness of aluminium alloy with PVDF coating on exposed surface. This Material has been imported from Dubai and has been given curvature in India depending on shape of roof. These special sheets will have better durability and will also be free from leakages since no holes have been drilled as the standing seam is pressed to lock sheets. The sheeting surface has been designed in such a manner so that solar panels can also be fitted on them in future.

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