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WR Press Release No. 2023/11 06-11-2023
MUMBAI
WESTERN RAILWAY COMMISSIONS THE 6th LINE BETWEEN KHAR & GOREGAON

WESTERN RAILWAY COMMISSIONS THE 6thLINE BETWEEN KHAR & GOREGAON

 

The additional line will enhance line capacity of Mumbai suburban section

Will help to ease congestion & help to add more train services

Will also improve punctuality of trains

Photo caption: Views of the completed 6th line between Khar - Goregaon

Western Railway, o­n 5th November, 2023, successfully completed the infrastructural work of 6th line o­n the 8.8 km stretch between Khar – Goregaon and achieved Speed Trial of 112 kmph over this section. The work which commenced o­n 7th October, 2023 consisted of Pre-Traffic Work Order of 30 nights and Traffic Works Order (TWO) of 29 nights including Non – Interlocking work (NI) of 10 nights at 6 stations has been completed and all the train services have been fully restored from 6th November, 2023.

According to a press release issued by Shri Sumit Thakur – Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway, the entire work involved laying of 12 Turnouts and three Trap point o­n the existing 5th line and both the Fast lines. It also involved laying of 8 Turnouts o­n the new 6th Line and dismantling of existing nine Turnouts & three Trap points from the existing lines. An independent connectivity to both 5th and 6th lines have been provided to Bandra Terminus Yard after slewing of 700m existing track and dismantling of five points including a diamond crossing. Heavy machineries such as T-28, UNIMAT, Duomatic, UTV, Hydraulic Cranes, JCBs etc. were deployed to carry out the work smoothly and efficiently.

Shri Thakur further informed that the work involved land acquisition of Private land as well as Government Land (BMC). Further, 27 new FOBs have been constructed in lieu of existing FOBs which were infringing the alignment. Also, existing railway structures which were obstructing were dismantled and new structures were constructed in lieu of them. This involved construction of new Railway Quarters of 192 flats, six new Electronic Interlocking (EI) buildings, two new Traction Sub Station (TSS) buildings, three Booking Offices etc. Around 607 Project Affected People (PAPs) were rehabilitated and provided with alternate allotments. Also, almost 1000 trees have been relocated & transplanted.

Shri Thakur informed that this project will enhance the line capacity of Mumbai suburban section and will help to ease the congestion, improve punctuality and help to add more train services.

 

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