Thane Railway Station celebrates 161 years of Service

Thane celebrationsथाने Thane (TNA): Thane Station completed 161 years on Wednesday. Railway officers and station staff celebrated the day with pomp.

Nandkumar Deshmukh, President of the Thane Railway Passenger Association, said, “The first railway line in the countryran between Mumbai and Thane on April 16, 1853, making Thane the oldest railway station in the country. It is of historical value, which is why, celebrating this day is so important.”

Thane celebrations2Kanchan Pingle, 32, a regular commuter on local trains, said, “Thane station having completed 161 years is definitely a big deal, but we still have a lot of complaints about the railway service.

There are issues of security in the ladies’ coach and on platforms, and trains usually running late, among many others. Commuters claim of problems involving of bad hygiene, security and rail accidents.

Deshmukh, when asked about these commuter complaints, said, “We have spoken to the railway department about this.

It is unfair to Thanekars, as Thane is one of the most populated stations in the city. They deserve better infrastructure. We will definitely look into this.”

The Thane Railway Passenger Association has demanded the oldest railway engine to be placed at Thane Station, to highlight the historical value of the station.