Thank you, Mumbai! Central Railways calls off 63-hour blockade after finishing platform widening work in Thane

  • The platform widening project involved the use of 750 pre-cast hollow blocks and required the coordination of 400 workers, 20 teams and 10 contractors

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Updated2 Jun 2024
Central Railways calls off 63-hour blockade after finishing platform widening work in Thane
Central Railways calls off 63-hour blockade after finishing platform widening work in Thane

The Central Railway on Sunday said it has completed widening work of platforms 5 and 6 at Thane. The CR shared details about the special block for infrastructure upgrade work at Thane station.

It said the platform 5/6 has been widened by 2-3 metres over a length of 587 metres. The Central Railway had initiated a 63-hour mega block at Thane railway station and a 36-hour special block at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus.

Taking to X, previously Twitter, it said, Central Railway has achieved a significant milestone by successfully completing the complex and technologically challenging projects of widening Thane platform in a very limited time and extending platforms 10 and 11 to accommodate 24 coaches at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus.

“These major infrastructure upgrades will immensely benefit both suburban commuters and long-distance travelers. We are thankful and appreciate the unwavering support and spirit of Mumbaikars throughout this transformative endeavour.”

Our commitment to further enhancing the quality of services for all Central Railway passengers remains steadfast, it added

 

The mega block began at midnight on May 30-31 (Thursday-Friday night). The platform widening project involved the use of 750 pre-cast hollow blocks and required the coordination of 400 workers, 20 teams and 10 contractors, a CR official said.

As many as 935 trains were cancelled during the 63-hour period.

{With agency inputs)

 

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