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CST-Panvel fast trains on cards
Aneesh Phadnis, TIMES NEWS NETWORK (24 AUG 2004 03:20:58 AM)

MUMBAI, INDIA: If all goes well, railway commuters from Navi Mumbai will save 10 minutes of travelling time, thanks to fast trains on the harbour line from CST to Panvel.

Central Railway sources told ToI that the idea was being discussed by senior officials and the proposal was in its preliminary stage. There are, however, some reservations about running fast trains on the two-corridor harbour line. The proposal could take more than two months to materialise or even be put on the back-burner.

If the plan indeed comes through, trains destined for Panvel, Belapur and Vashi would be given alternate halts at stations ahead of Kurla, which means that if a train should halt at Tilak Nagar, it won't halt at Chembur, then stop at Govandi and so on, in both directions.

Giving the train alternate halts will reduce the journey time by up to five minutes, officials said. A new time-table was being framed.

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