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Central Railway allows 4 special trains to halt at Diva

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Sep 9, 2018, 6:17 am IST
Updated : Sep 9, 2018, 6:17 am IST

A CR official, “We have provided additional halt for four special trains during Ganpati festival.”

Out of Diva’s five lakh residents, around 2.5 lakh hail from Konkan. Ganeshotsav is a big festival for Konkan natives, who return to their hometowns for the Ganpati festival every year. (Representational Image)
 Out of Diva’s five lakh residents, around 2.5 lakh hail from Konkan. Ganeshotsav is a big festival for Konkan natives, who return to their hometowns for the Ganpati festival every year. (Representational Image)

Mumbai: The Central Railway (CR) has decided to allow four special trains to halt at Diva junction in the wake of the Diva Railway Pravasi Sangathan (DRPS) announcing a protest against CR on Saturday over not providing a halt to the Konkan-bound Ganpati special trains at Diva.

Out of Diva’s five lakh residents, around 2.5 lakh hail from Konkan. Ganeshotsav is a big festival for Konkan natives, who return to their hometowns for the Ganpati festival every year.

A resident of Diva west and general secretary of DRPS, Shravani Gawade said, “We had requested the CR to give halt to five special Konkan trains one and half months ago, but the CR did not announce it. Hence we decided to protest against the CR on Saturday. However, the CR officials today (Saturday) contacted us and said they are going to provide a halt at Diva to four trains due to which we have cancelled the protest.”        

A CR official, “We have provided additional halt for four special trains during Ganpati festival.”

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