Mumbai, Sep 19: In a bid to avoid rush during the festive season of Ganesh Chaturthi, there will no mega block on Central Railway's Mainline, Harbour and Transharbour on Sunday, the September 23. "To facilitate movement of the large crowd expected for immersion of idols of Lord Ganesh, there will be no Mega block on Central Railway's Mainline, Harbour and Transharbour on Sunday the 23rd September 2018", the Central Railway tweeted.
The Central Railway on Tuesday announced special midnight suburban train for a period of five days starting from 18/19 September to 22/23 September to clear the extra rush of passengers. Reports inform that the train will depart from CSMT at 01.30 am and would arrive at Kalyan at 03.00 am and will stop at all stations.
To facilitate movement of large crowd expected for immersion of idols of Lord Ganesh, there will be no Mega block on Central Railway's Main line, Harbour and Transharbour on Sunday the 23rd September 2018.
— Central Railway (@Central_Railway) September 18, 2018
Meanwhile, the Western Railway will operate eight special trains on the intersecting night of September 23-24 with the first special train departing from Churchgate at 1.15 am and from Virar, the first special will depart at 12.15 am.
Devotees across Maharastra welcomed Lord Ganesha September 13 with much gaiety. Colourful pandals (temporary shrines) brighten the streets of Maharashtra, various delicacies are being served and devotees flocking to famous mandals across the city to seek blessings of Lord Ganesha. The 10-day Ganesh Chaturthi festival is being celebrated with great fervour and will conclude on September 23, Anant Chaturdashi.