Western Railway Friday withdrew
its order to cancel halts of six suburban trains at Jogeshwari
station in northern Mumbai following protests from commuters.
The halts were cancelled as part of a new suburban
train timetable that came into effect Thursday.
The decision had upset commuters who lodged complaints
with the Jogeshwari station master as well as divisional
Following a meeting between BJP Mumbai unit chief
Ashish Shelar and WR Mumbai divisional railway manager Sanjay
Mishra, the decision to cancel the halts was revoked Friday.
When contacted, Shelar said, "Jogeshwari needs more
train halts due to increase in passengers, especially due to
the metro and the Bombay Exhibition Centre nearby. I mediated
on behalf of the commuters and resolved the issue."
"As passenger representatives showed dissatisfaction
at the cancellation of halts, we decided to pull it back,"
said Ravinder Bhakar, chief public relations officer, WR.
Ratan Poddar, a member of the newly-elected Zonal
Railway Users Consultative Committee (ZRUCC) panel set up WR,
slammed the earlier order and said railway officials should
not take such decisions arbitrarily without consulting
In the new timetable, WR has added 10 services and
extended 122 others, besides changing the routes of 56
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