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Breaking News: 930 local trains will be cancelled, Mumbaikars advised to WFH for three days

Breaking News: 930 local trains will be cancelled, Mumbaikars advised to WFH for three days

Central Railway has announced cancellation of 930 local trains from Friday to Sunday in view of platform expansion. While 63-hour work will begin at Thane from Thursday night, 36-hour work will begin at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) from Friday night and both works will be completed on June 2.

CSMT and Thane are stations that are extremely crowded. Central Railway has sought additional bus services during this block. For three days, final work will be done to expand platforms 10 and 11 at CSMT to accommodate 24 coach trains and to widen Thane platform 5/6 by 2 to 3 metres to reduce congestion.

930 trains will remain cancelled

Central Railway wants to complete the work on platform walls and flooring soon. Usually, such work takes 6 months to complete. Central Railway will use modular platform construction technology with precast blocks to complete the work on time, which is possibly a first for Indian Railways.

Central Railway on Wednesday formally announced the cancellation of 930 local train services, premature termination of 444 services and early start of 446 services between Friday and Sunday. Central Railway has requested all establishments to ask their respective employees to work from home or reduce the number of passengers in any other possible way on these days.

Railway appeals to passengers

The press release said, "Central Railway appeals to passengers to avoid travelling on these days or reduce crowding on platforms and travel only when necessary. This restriction is coming so that infrastructure can be improved which is necessary for long-term benefits. Passengers are requested to be patient with the railways."