The Thane project and the massive traffic horror has put the fright of failure in the city’s railway bosses. At least 650 trains were cancelled and four people died in the past six days.
Officials readily agreed that several of the big-ticket projects on Central Railway are being replanned at various levels. The first such project — converting the harbour line into a 12-coach system at Rs714 crore, sanctioned last month — is being replanned.
The project would see the shutting down of services between CST and Wadala for two to four days. And CR officials feel the disruption would surpass even the Thane fiasco. While the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation wants four days to extend the platforms and re-space the signals, CR officials want everything to be done in two days.
In fact, one of the reasons why the Thane project flopped is the work was scheduled to be over in two days while certain quarters had demanded four days.