Good news for commuters as Parel suburban railway terminus to function from March 2019. The Central Railways (CR) has set December as the deadline to complete its work.
According to Hindustan Times, twelve local trains will be operated from the Parel terminus. DK Sharma, general manager, CR told the leading daily, “The local train services will start from March 2019. The work is on at fast pace and will be completed by the end of the financial year.” The CR has also started work to shift unused old railway tracks to expand the width of the slow line platform by up to 1.5m.
A senior CR official told the Hindustan Times, “The work will be completed by December. We aim to shift other passenger amenities, including escalators and lifts, before March.” Another plan for long-distance train terminus at Parel has been approved, but for which the work has not started yet. The terminus which is estimated to cost Rs. 51 crore is part of the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP 2). The CR is also looking at options to connect the existing Elphinstone Road bridge with the newly constructed foot over bridges (FOB) at Parel and Prabhadevi stations.