Mumbai’s local railway network is the lifeline of the city, ferrying millions of passengers every day.
However, sometimes the necessary maintenance and development work can cause inconvenience to the passengers.
Western Railway has recently announced the closure of the existing pathway at Jogeshwari Station and the south-west staircase at Mahim Station.
Let’s take a closer look at the details and alternative routes provided for passengers.
Closure of the Existing Pathway at Jogeshwari Station
The closure of the existing pathway connecting the middle Foot Over Bridge (FoB) to the East side of Jogeshwari station will start from March 2 to March 31, 2023.
This closure is due to the ongoing work of the 6th line project between Mumbai Central and Borivali, which is being carried out under the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP) Phase II.
Alternative Routes for Passengers at Jogeshwari Station
Passengers can use the middle Foot Over Bridge (FoB) on Platform No. 1/2 and Platform No. 3/4 during the closure of the existing pathway.
Additionally, the south Foot Over Bridge can be used for movement through the East side of the station.
While the railways regret the inconvenience caused to commuters, the closure of the pathway is necessary for the ongoing project.
Closure of the Staircase at Mahim Station
In addition to the closure at Jogeshwari Station, the south-west staircase of the north Foot Over Bridge (FOB) at Platform No. 1 at Mahim Station will also remain closed from March 3, 2023.
This closure is part of the ongoing station improvement work being carried out at the station.
Alternative Routes for Passengers at Mahim Station
During the closure of the southwest staircase, passengers can use the southeast staircase of the same Foot Over Bridge at Platform No. 1.
The officials deeply regret the inconvenience caused by the closure.
The closure of the existing pathway at Jogeshwari Station and the south-west staircase at Mahim Station may cause inconvenience to the passengers.
However, the railways have provided alternative routes for passengers, and the closure is necessary for the ongoing projects that aim to improve the railway infrastructure in Mumbai.
We hope that the inconvenience caused will be minimal, and the work will be completed on time.
The safety and comfort of the passengers are of utmost importance, and we trust that the railways will take all necessary steps to ensure the same.