CR geared up for ensuing monsoon for smooth running of trains
In view of indications of rain fall during the ensuring monsoon, the central railway (CR) has geared up for smooth running of suboxrban train services.
According to official release here today following measures have been taken: On Central Railway 20 Pumps will be in readiness viz. CST-Thane section (11 pumps); Thane-Kalyan section (3 pumps) and CST-Mankhurd section (6 pumps) Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai will provide 14 pumps on CST-Thane section and 2 pumps in CST-Mankhurd section.
Central Railway has desilted and cleaned 48,500 meter of drains on CST-Kanjurmarg section and 37660 meter of drains on Kalyan-Kanjurmarg section. A small amount of residual work is expected to be completed by May 2014.
CR has cleaned the culverts viz. 30 on CST-Kanjurmarg section, 13 on Kanjurmarg-Thakurli section and 29 on CST-Mankhurd section is expected to be complete in all respects by May 2014.
Branches of trees are cut at 77 places on CST-Kanjurmarg section, 38 on Kanjurmarg-Thakurli section and 79 on CST-Panvel section, it added.
(Posted on 21-05-2014)