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  Metros   Mumbai  01 Oct 2018  MRVC lays down slow line in 1 day

MRVC lays down slow line in 1 day

THE ASIAN AGE. | SONU SHRIVASTAVA
Published : Oct 1, 2018, 2:54 am IST
Updated : Oct 1, 2018, 2:54 am IST

The fifth and sixth line project is expected to be completed by mid-2019.

MRVC has completed laying down a 1.2km new line on the down slow line. (Photo: Deepak Kurkunde)
 MRVC has completed laying down a 1.2km new line on the down slow line. (Photo: Deepak Kurkunde)

Mumbai: As railway minister Piyush Goyal pulled up Central Railway (CR) and Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC) over the fifth and sixth lines between Thane and Diva railway stations, the CR took an infrastructure upgrade block for cut and connection of existing DN slow line with new DN slow line between Kalva and Mumbra stations for the fifth and sixth lines between Thane and Diva stations on the DN slow line for nine hours on Sunday.

MRVC has completed laying down a 1.2km new line on the down slow line and and has been opened for the train service. Another similar block will be taken on October 14 for the up line for the same length.  

A senior MRVC official said, “We have completed the new down line in one day. Even the train is being run on this line.”

He said that the new line had come up towards the west side of the existing slow down. It will help to come up with an additional new up line.

Railway officials also said that the up local would come up on the exiting down line for the up direction. And the existing up line would be used as the fifth line.

“In the next block on October 14, the existing down local pathway will be used for the up local train. It will help to give another one line. We have still space for one line in the railway lands. The move will help MRVC not to acquire the land from private people for the fifth and sixth lines,” he said.

The fifth and sixth line project is expected to be completed by mid-2019.

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