Indian Railways has rolled out new services on some really crowded lines. Western Railway officials said that they had begun operating all 49 scheduled services from yesterday on the Harbour line that was extended till Goregaon. The extension of the route, from Andheri to Goregaon, was inaugurated by Railway and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday. The 5 kilometre extension, completed at a cost of Rs 214 crore after work started in 2009, will benefit nearly 7000 passengers who commute daily from Jogeshwari, Ram Mandir and Goregaon to Harbour line stations, the official said.
It will also reduce the crowd at congested Andheri which served as the inter-change station for such passengers, officials added. Prior to this, Central and Western Railways collectively operated 23 services on the Harbour corridor between CSMT and Andheri. The Indian Railways has now extended 42 services of CR and seven of WR till Goregaon, officials said. During the inauguration, Railway minister Goyal said that future plans included extending this line till Borivali.
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