10 fast trains to halt at Diva from Nov

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Pad­mja Sinha pad­mja.sinha@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Ten fast lo­cals will halt at Diva rail­way sta­tion from Novem­ber. With this move, one of the ma­jor de­mands by com­muters will be met. Till now, the sta­tion has only slow trains and com­muters do not have any op­tion.

“The fifth and sixth lines will be com­plete by Oc­to­ber. This will en­able us to halt fast trains at Diva and ful­fil the long pend­ing de­mand of com­muters,” said a rail­way of­fi­cial.

On Jan­uary 2, 2015, Diva com­muters had staged a mas­sive protest de­mand­ing bet­ter ser­vices and halt­ing fast lo­cals at Diva.

There are four lines at Diva sta­tion. This will in­crease to six with the com­ple­tion of fifth and sixth lines.

Pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer of Cen­tral Rail­way Naren­dra Patil said: “From Novem­ber, 10 of the 84 fast trains be­tween Ch­ha­tra­p­ati Shivaji Ter­mi­nus (CST) and Kalyan will halt at Diva sta­tion.”

“Diva sta­tion sees a huge rush of com­muters. The fast trains would ease pas­sen­gers’ prob­lems,” added Patil.

“I don’t know how much will we ben­e­fit from fast lo­cals as trains start­ing from Kalyan gets jam-packed when they reach Dom­bivli ,” said Girish Wa­gle, 32, a Diva res­i­dent.

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