CR begins steel fencing at 7 stations

Central Railway (CR) has started work on putting up steel fences at seven places, of the total 38 stations across its suburban network, to prevent people from crossing the tracks.

A CR spokesperson said: “Work is in progress at Byculla, Parel, Dadar, Reay Road, Sewri, Wadala Road and King’s Circle stations. So far, 1000 m of fencing has been provided.”

CR plans to instal 7,000 m of fencing at 14 stations on the Main line between Mumbai CST and Kalyan, 10 between CST and Mankhurd, eight between Kalyan and Karjat and at six more location between Kalyan and Kasara.

A CR official said: “The locations were selected after identifying spots where trespassing was rampant.” The work is being carried out in phases and all the stations on the list are likely to be covered by October.

TOI had reported in September 2011 that CR planned to start the project as part of its measures to curb trespassing.