Ganpati Visarjan 2019: Western Railway to Run 8 Special Trains From Churchgate to Virar and Vice-Versa to Accommodate Excessive Rush of Devotees on Ganesha Immersion
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Mumbai, September 12: Railway authorities have decided to run special mid-night trains on the western line of Mumbai local network to accommodate the rush of Lord Ganesha devotees on the intervening night of September 12 and 13. The Western Railway will run eight special suburban trains between Churchgate and Virar and vice-versa to avoid any inconvenience to people during Ganesh Immersion. Ganpati Visarjan on Anant Chaturdashi 2019: Best Places in Mumbai to See Immersion of Lord Ganesh Idols and Be Part of Colourful Processions.

The first special mid-night train will depart from Churchgate station at 01:15 am and will reach Virar at 02:50 am on September 13. The last train towards Virar will depart from Churchgate station at 03:20 am on Friday. Similarly, the last train from Virar station is at 03:00 am on September 13 and will reach Churchgate at 04:40 am.

List of all mid-night special trains:

Down (Churchgate-Virar) Up (Virar-Churchgate)
Station Spl 1 Spl 3 Spl 5 Spl 7 Station Spl 2 Spl  4 Spl 6 Spl 8
 Churchgate 01.15 01.55 02.25 03.20 Virar 00.15 00.45 01.40 03.00
Marine Lines 01.18 01.58 02.28 03.23 Nallasopara 00.21 00.51 01.46 03.05
Charni Rd 01.20 02.01 02.30 03.25 Vasai Rd 00.26 00.56 01.51 03.10
Grant Rd 01.23 02.03 02.33 03.28 Naigaon 00.31 01.01 01.56 03.15
Mumbai Central 01.25 02.05 02.35 03.30 Bhayandar 00.36 01.06 02.01 03.20
Mahalaxmi 01.28 02.08 02.38 03.33 Mira Road 00.41 01.10 02.05 03.25
Lower Parel 01.31 02.11 02.41 03.36 Dahisar 00.45 01.14 02.09 03.29
Prabhadevi 01.34 02.14 02.44 03.39 Borivali 00.49 01.18 02.13 03.33
Dadar 01.36 02.16 02.46 03.41 Kandivali 00.52 01.21 02.16 03.37
Matunga Rd 01.39 02.19 02.49 03.44 Malad 00.55 01.25 02.20 03.40
Mahim Jn. 01.42 02.22 02.52 03.47 Goregaon 00.58 01.28 02.23 03.44
Bandra 01.45 02.25 02.55 03.50 Ram Mandir 01.01 01.31 02.26 03.46
Khar 01.48 02.28 02.58 03.53 Jogeshwari 01.03 01.33 02.28 03.49
Santacruz 01.51 02.31 03.01 03.57 Andheri 01.07 01.37 02.31 03.53
Ville Parle 01.54 02.34 03.04 04.00 Ville Parle 01.10 01.40 02.34 03.56
Andheri 01.58 02.37 03.07 04.03 Santacruz 01.13 01.43 02.37 03.59
Jogeshwari 02.01 02.40 03.10 04.09 Khar 01.16 01.46 02.40 04.02
Ram Mandir 02.04 02.43 03.13 04.11 Bandra 01.19 01.49 02.43 04.05
Goregaon 02.06 02.45 03.15 04.13 Mahim Jn 01.22 01.52 02.46 04.08
Malad 02.09 02.49 03.19 04.17 Matunga Rd 01.25 01.55 02.49 04.11
Kandivali 02.12 02.52 03.22 04.20 Dadar 01.28 01.58 02.52 04.14
Borivali 02.16 02.56 03.26 04.24 Prabhadevi 01.31 02.01 02.55 04.17
Dahisar 02.20 03.00 03.30 04.28 Lower Parel 01.34 02.04 02.58 04.20
Mira Road 02.24 03.04 03.36 04.32 Mahalaxmi 01.37 02.07 03.01 04.23
Bhayandar 02.29 03.09 03.41 04.37 Mumbai Central 01.40 02.10 03.04 04.26
Naigaon 02.34 03.14 03.46 04.42 Grant Road 01.43 02.13 03.06 04.29
Vasai Rd 02.39 03.19 03.51 04.47 Charni Rd 01.46 02.16 03.09 04.32
Nallasopara 02.43 03.24 03.56 04.52 Marine Lines 01.48 02.18 03.11 04.35
Virar 02.50 03.32 04.02 04.58 Churchgate 01.52 02.22 03.15 04.40

Ganesh Chaturthi, one of the most popular Hindu festivals, which began on September 2, culminates today with Ganesha visarjan or immersion. Many people immerse Ganesha idols on 3rd, 5th or 7th day, the 11th day, also known as Ananth Chaturdashi is the most significant day for Ganpati visarjan.