CR to cancel, divert trains on Mumbai-Pune route for 15 days for crucial maintenance work

CR to cancel, divert trains on Mumbai-Pune route for 15 days for crucial maintenance work
From July 26 to August 9, CR will undertake massive maintenance work to address the problem of falling boulders and landslides on the Lonavala-Khandala ghat section (Representational Image)

Several trains running on the Mumbai-Pune route will either be cancelled, short-terminated or diverted for a fortnight from July 26 to August 9 as Central Railway tries to address the problem of falling boulders and landslides.

During the 15-day mega block, CR will take up massive restoration work to resolve the problem of toppling boulders and minor landslides near Bhor Ghat on the treacherous Lonavala-Khandala section.

“The services get badly disrupted due to this problem mainly in the South-East Ghats from mid-June, affecting mobility and safety of the trains negotiating this section. The CR’s Mumbai Division has undertaken various infrastructure works to prevent this,” a CR official was quoted as saying.

While the work is underway, several trains will be cancelled, short-terminated or diverted over the next fortnight. The change will affect thousands of passengers, including those who travel daily and tourists.

In the last few weeks alone, at least half a dozen incidents of falling boulders and minor landslides have been reported on the Mumbai-Pune sector. While no major tragedy has taken place, the incidents have caused major delays.

Deccan Express, Pragati Express, CSMT Mumbai-Gadag Express, Pune-Panvel passenger train are among the major trains that will be cancelled during the period between July 26 to August 9.

As many as 10 trains including the Kolhapur-Mumbai Koyna Express, Mumbai-Kolhapur Sahyadri Express will be operated only upto Pune, and will be cancelled between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharashtra Terminus-Pune sector.

The Hubbali-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express (Mumbai) will be run only upto Pune and return journey will commence from Pune to Hubbali.

The Hazur Sahib Nanded-Panvel Express shall be run till Pune and remain cancelled between Pune-Panvel and the return journey will commence from Pune.

The curtailment of services is expected to increase congestion on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway and the Mumbai-Pune Highway, which are also prone to landslides and traffic snarls.

Affected Trains

Suspended

Train No. 11008 / 11007 Pune – Mumbai – Pune Deccan Express journey commencing Ex-Pune and Ex-Mumbai from 26.7.2019 to 9.8.2019.

Train No. 12126 / 12125 Pune – Mumbai – Pune Pragati Express journey commencing Ex-Pune and Ex-Mumbai from 26.7.2019 to 9.8.2019.

Train No. 11139 CSMT Mumbai – Gadag Express journey commencing Ex-Mumbai from 26.7.2019 to 9.8.2019

Train No. 11140 Gadag – CSMT Mumbai journey commencing Ex Gadag from 27.7.2019 to 10.8.2019.

Train No. 51318 / 51317 Pune – Panvel – Pune Passenger journey commencing Ex-Pune and Ex-Panvel from 26.7.2019 to 9.8.2019.

Short-terminated

Train No. 11030 Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus Kolhapur – Mumbai Koyna Express journey commencing from 26.7.2019 to 9.8.2019 — Will be short terminated at Pune, cancelled between Pune and Mumbai.

Train No. 11029 CSMT Mumbai – Shri Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus Kolhapur Koyna Express journey commencing from 26.7.2019 to 9.8.2019 — will remain cancelled between Mumbai and Pune. However, the train will run ex-Pune with revised timing at 4 pm (instead of 12:50 pm).

Train No. 11023 CSMT Mumbai – Kolhapur Sahyadri Express journey commencing from 26.7.2019 to 9.8.2019 — Will run ex-Pune, cancelled between CSMT Mumbai and Pune.

Train No. 11024 Shri Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus Kolhapur – CSMT Mumbai Sahyadri Express journey commencing from 25.7.2019 to 8.8.2019 — Will be short terminated at Pune, cancelled between Pune and CSMT Mumbai.

Train No. 17317 Hubballi – Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express journey commencing from 25.7.2019 to 8.8.2019 — Will be short terminated at Pune, cancelled between Pune and LTT.

Train No. 17318 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Hubballi Express journey commencing from 26.7.2019 to 9.8.2019 — Will run ex-Pune, cancelled between LTT and Pune.

Train No. 17614 Hazur Sahib Nanded – Panvel Express journey commencing from 25.7.2019 to 8.8.2019 — Will be short terminated at Pune, cancelled between Pune and Panvel.

Train No. 17613 Panvel – Hazur Sahib Nanded Express journey commencing from 26.7.2019 to 9.8.2019 — Will run ex-Pune, cancelled between Panvel and Pune.

Train No. 07617 Hazur Sahib Nanded – Panvel Holiday special journey commencing from 27.7.2019 and 3.8.2019 — Will be short terminated at Pune, cancelled between Pune and Panvel.

Train No. 07618 Panvel – Hazur Sahib Nanded Holiday special journey commencing from 28.7.2019 and 4.8.2019 — Will run ex-Pune, cancelled between Panvel and Pune.

Diverted

Train No. 11025 / 11026 Bhusaval – Pune – Bhusaval Express journey commencing Ex-Bhusaval and ex-Pune from 26.7.2019 to 9.8.2019 will be diverted via Daund – Manmad (instead of Kalyan – Panvel –Karjat).

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