THANE SPOT­LIGHT

The Free Press Journal - - MUMBAI -

The first train left Bori Bun­der to Thane at 3.30 pm which took one hour, 15 min­utes to cover ap­prox­i­mately 21 miles

The then Gover­nor Lord John El­phin­stone flagged off In­dia’s first ever rail jour­ney while His Ex­cel­lency's band played in one of its car­riages and that day was de­clared a hol­i­day. Em­i­nent cit­i­zen like Sir Jam­ser­jee Jee­jeeb­hoy was also on that train.

His­toric ’Shree Sthanaka’ is to­day pop­u­larly known as Thane, which is con­nected with sub­urbs through Cen­tral and Trans-Har­bour Line Sub­ur­ban rail­way net­work. Thane is a rail­way junc­tion for Vashi Har­bour Line and Cen­tral Line. It has be­come the busiest sta­tion in Mum­bai and one of the busiest in In­dia that han­dles 654,000 pas­sen­gers daily

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