BJP,Sena leaders meet rly officials

Days after a rail roko by the Borivali commuters,BJP and Sena leaders on Monday morning met rail commuters and discussed various problems faced by them during the journey.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:February 10, 2009 2:14 am

Days after a rail roko by the Borivali commuters,BJP and Sena leaders on Monday morning met rail commuters and discussed various problems faced by them during the journey.

According to sources,they also met additional railway manager,Mumbai division,to raise commuters’ demands.

Quizzed on the issue,Vidhyadhar Kasvan,additional divisional railway manager,said,“They demanded that six trains should come and depart from platform numbers 1-3. These trains reach the station at 9.04 am,9.10 am,9.37 am,9.49 am and 9.75 am. The Western Railway has agreed that four trains that come at 9.10 am,9.25 am,9.37 am and 9.49 am respectively will depart from platform numbers 1 to 3. But 9.57 am train will come at platform number 7. We can’t allocate platform number 7 for this train due to some operational problems. After some changes,we will consider whether we will able to allocate platform numbers 1 to 3 for 9.57 am train.”

Leaders of BJP and Shiv Sena Ram Naik,Subhash Raut,Ramdas Kadam,Subhash Desai on Monday addressed the public at Borivali west. After the meeting,they met western railway officials Addional Divisional Railway Manager Kaswan,Sr Divisional Operations Manager Kushal Singh,Sr Divisional commercial Manager Gopal Krishnan and Sr Divisional Engineer( estate) Dhananjay Singh. During the meeting,commuters’ demands were discussed,said sources.

The railways had planned for more exit points for the convenience of commuters,said Kasvan. “At the northern end of the platform number 7,existing exit point on road is crowded with hawkers and temporary shops. The railways has requested the civic authorities to remove these unauthorised shops,” he said.

“At the junction of platform number and 7 and 8,there is a subway. The MMRDA has planned to construct a skywalk from SV Road to the west side of this subsway. The railways asked the MMRDA to extend the skywalk up to the east side of the subway. Also,the railways has asked the state to allot a place to open an exit point near the Tehsildar office at SV Road for the convenience of rail commuters,” he added.

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