Mumbai Local Train Mega Block Update: Additional BEST and ST Bus Services to Ease Passenger Inconvenience

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: May 31, 2024 09:53 AM2024-05-31T09:53:59+5:302024-05-31T10:56:37+5:30

Mumbai: The Central Railway has scheduled a 63-hour mega block starting from midnight on May 30, leading to the ...

Mumbai Local Train Mega Block Update: Additional BEST and ST Bus Services to Ease Passenger Inconvenience | Mumbai Local Train Mega Block Update: Additional BEST and ST Bus Services to Ease Passenger Inconvenience

Mumbai Local Train Mega Block Update: Additional BEST and ST Bus Services to Ease Passenger Inconvenience

Mumbai: The Central Railway has scheduled a 63-hour mega block starting from midnight on May 30, leading to the cancellation of 930 local trains. This block aims to facilitate platform extension and widening projects at two key stations: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in south Mumbai and Thane station. The mega block, crucial for extending platforms at CSMT and widening platforms at Thane station, will end at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. In view of the inconvenience caused to passengers, the BEST and State Transport (ST) have decided to run additional buses.

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Additional services will be offered in addition to regular bus trips from 12:30 p.m. on May 31 to 12:30 p.m. on June 2. BEST will provide 486 additional trips of 55 additional buses. BEST has deputed bus inspectors and traffic officials in crowded places. 

Bus NoFrom To Additional Buses
1CSMTDadar East4
2 (Ltd)Colaba Depot Byculla Station4
10 (AC)Colaba Depot Wadala Station 4
10 (AC)Colaba Depot Wadala Station5
11 (Ltd)CSMT Dharavi 5
14Dr Mukherjee Chowk Pratikshanagar 5
A45Backbay Depot MMRDA Colony5
1Colaba Depot Khodabad Circle 5
2 (Ltd)CSMT Byculla 3
C42 Rani Laxmi Chowk Dadlani Park 5
2 (Ltd) (double-decker)CSMT Byculla 
A174Antop Hill Veer Kotwal Park 5

 

ST bus service to help passengers, 50 additional buses available for Thane

The ST Corporation has decided to release additional ST trains during the block period.
As per the decision, 50 additional ST buses will be operated from Kurla Nehru Nagar, Parel, and Dadar stations to Thane. At present, 26 trains have been planned from Mumbai depot and 24 trains from Thane depot. Considering the demand of the passengers, it will be increased as per the requirement. Additional staff will be deployed at Thane and Mumbai depots to guide passengers, the transport department said.

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