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Eight additional stations on Virar-Dahanu route

DNMUM394437 | 8/13/2017 | Author : Shashank Rao | WC :238

Since 2013, the number of daily commuters has risen by 8,000

The preliminary works on quadrapuling of the Virar-Dahanu suburban rail line worth Rs 3,555 crore has been approved. This is a significant step as the long-distance trains running on the Mumbai-Delhi route enter bottleneck on the Virar-Dahanu corridor as there are two lines.
The Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC) is working on this corridor that will help segregate the long-distance trains from the suburban ones. It is part of the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP)-3. At present the Western Railway (WR) operates local train services between Churchgate and Dahanu which is a distance of 123kms. There are four lines till Virar which run both slow and fast EMUs on this route.
Beyond Virar, further north, there are only two lines
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