Mumbai to soon get one more train terminus. The Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has announced a new Terminus at Kalyan for long distance trains on the Central Railways.
The proposed Kalyan Terminus will be build between Thakurli and Kalyan station.
According to a regional newspaper, the Kalyan Terminus will have five platforms. Around 50 Express trains are expected to be scheduled in both the Up and Down direction from the terminus.
The advent of the new terminus at Kalyan may improve the local train frequency at Kalyan stations, as halts for the long distance trains will get diverted towards the terminus, thus freeing one of the existing platform at Kalyan railway station. The commuters travelling daily by Mumbai local are likely to benefit from the same.
Many long route trains are flagged off from Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) in Mumbai. To decrease the pressure of long route train, Central Railways are making effort to add additional five or six rail tracks between CST and Kurla. There are efforts been made to shift the existing platforms on the Harbour line route at Kurla station.
After the new terminus becomes operational, long route trains will be flagged from Kalyan. Last year, Suresh Prabhu also announced Panvel Terminus, the construction work is in progress for the same. Similarly, redevelopment of Thane station will be started soon.
Thane railway station is the most important station on the Central Lines. The railways are also working to make Thane ‘Smart City’. Daily 22 million commuters travel from Thane station as well as at its Trans Harbour line.