Special Traffic and Power Block at Igatpuri Station: Long Distance Trains to and From Mumbai to Be Affected
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Mumbai, January 11: In the wake of repair and construction work, the Central Railways has announced a special traffic and power block at Igatpuri Railway station in Maharashtra. Passengers travelling in long-distance trains will have to brace for the inconvenience as train services will be hit on this route for consecutive three days, starting today. According to a tweet by Central Railways, the power block has been announced as work for the extension of platform number 1, 2, 3 and 4 will commence from January 11. The platform work has been taken up for the new 24 coaches train that will pass through Igatpuri station. Indian Railways to Fill Train Coaches with Water in 5 Minutes with New System. 

Along with the repair and maintenance work of platforms, a Foot Over Bridge (FOB) will also be constructed for catering to travellers. The first block will begin on Friday/ Saturday midnight at 3.45 am and will end at 10.45 am, while the second block will begin on Saturday/ Sunday midnight and will continue till Sunday at 10.25 am. All Express trains that run through the route during midnight are likely to be affected. Rajdhani Express to Run at 160 kmph on All Routes, Indian Railways Conducts Successful Trials With WAP-5 Engine.

Take a look at the schedule:

First block on Friday / Saturday midnight (11 / 12.01.2019):

The first block will begin on midnight of January 11 and January 12 from 03.45 am to 10.25 am on both the days. Train number 51153 Mumbai-Bhusaval 11 Jan and train number 51154 Bhusaval-Mumbai will be cancelled on January 12.

Meanwhile, Train number 15645 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Guwahati Express (08.05.2014) will depart at its scheduled time at 09.10 hrs. Train number 17617 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus-Huzur Saheb Nanded Tapovan Express (06.15 hrs) will depart at its scheduled time at 09.05 hrs.

Trains that will be diverted:

Train number 11067/21067 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Faizabad / Rae Bareli Express and train number 15017 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Gorakhpur Kashi Express via Via Diva-Vasai Road-Jalgaon, Train No. 12859 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus-Howrah Gitanjali Express will chug through Kalyan-Daund-Manmad routee.

Second block on Saturday / Sunday midnight:

The second block will begin from January 12 and will continue till January 13 till 10.25 am. The block will begin from 03.45 pm and will continue till 10.25 pm on both the days. Train number 51154 Bhusaval-Mumbai Riding car and train number 51153 Mumbai-Bhusaval train will be cancelled on January 12.

Train No. 12519 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Kamakhya Express (07.50 hrs) will depart at its scheduled time at 09.10 hrs on January 13. Train No. 12336 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Bhagalpur Express (08.05.05) will leave at 09.30 hrs in its rescheduled time. Train number 17617 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus-Huzur Saheb Nanded Tapovan Express (06.15 hrs) will depart at its scheduled time at 09.05 hrs.

Trains that will be diverted

Train number 22129 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Allahabad Express via Via Diva-Vasai Road-Jalgaon, Train No. 12859, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus-Howrah, Gitanjali Express via Via Kalyan-Daund-Manmad and train number 15017 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Gorakhpur Kashi Express will pass through Diva-Vasai Road-Jalgaon route.

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