In view of the congestion at the Pune railway station, the central railway authorities have decided to terminate some local trains on the Pune-Lonavla route at Shivajinagar railway station. The new timetable for the locals on this route will be prepared in the next 15 days.
General manager of central railway, Subodh Jain informed the media on Monday about the plans to reduce congestion at the Pune railway station. He was on a visit to the city to attend a programme organised to celebrate the 54th foundation day of the Indian Railways Institute of Civil Engineering.
Jain said, “The Pune railway station is congested and to reduce it, the railway administration is planning to terminate some local trains at Shivajinagar railway station. Some of the locals going to Lonavla will also be terminated at Talegaon. The new timetable for these locals will be prepared soon and for the first few days these local trains will be run on an experimental basis. Looking at passengers’ response, further decision will be taken.”
Jain added, “The changed timing of the local trains will save time of 15 to 20 minutes and it will help the railway authorities to run additional local trains to Talegaon.”