10 fast trains to halt at Diva from Nov
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.