2 new rakes for 40 ser­vices on Uran cor­ri­dor

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES CITY - San­jay.Ban­er­jee @times­group.com

Navi Mum­bai: Two new rakes will be used to run 40 Up and Down ser­vices for com­muters on the new Uran cor­ri­dor on the har­bour route for Nerul-Kharkopar and Be­la­pur-Kharkopar. There will be 20 ser­vices on each stretch, with an equal num­ber of 10 Up and Down ser­vices from the two ends.

The rakes will be ser­viced at Sand­pada car-shed and be parked at Nerul and Be­la­pur sub­ur­ban sta­tions. Mo­tor­men and guards are un­der­go­ing train­ing for op­er­at­ing the ser­vices on the new route, to get ac­cli­ma­tised to po­si­tion­ing of sig­nals and curves where speed limit is lower, said the Cen­tral Rail­way’s deputy chief en­gi­neer’s of­fice.

The com­mis­sion­ing of phase I of the cor­ri­dor is an im­por­tant mile­stone for the rail­ways, Cen­tre and state gov­ern­ment, in sync with the de­vel­op­ment slo­gan for the up­com­ing 2019 polls . The mega func­tion, with a plethora of po­lit­i­cal lead­ers and heavy­weights, will present are­port card of achievements.

Union rail­way min­is­ter Piyush Goyal, who is from the state, had taken keen in­ter­est in up­grad­ing the rail in­fra. Sev­eral ser­vices will be ded­i­cated elec­tron­i­cally at the func­tion on Sun­day.

CR se­nior pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer A K Jain told TOI, “In­vi­ta­tions have been sent to Ra­jya Sabha mem­bers, ir­re­spec­tive of party af­fil­i­a­tion.’’

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