Mumbai: In a surprise visit to the city on Monday, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal undertook his first suburban train journey from Mumbai’s Parel station to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus. The minister promised 3,000 CCTVs and 360 escalators for suburban stations. He also reviewed the progress of Army’s ongoing work of two foot overbridges being built at the Elphinstone Road station.
After a visit to the CSMT heritage building, which houses central railway headquarters, Goyal floated the idea of revamping the building and transforming it into a world-class transport museum. He also directed railway officials to launch the first air-conditioned local for Mumbai on December 25. Earlier, it was to be launched on January 1, 2018. The minister has asked railway officials to explore the possibility of construction of a skywalk up to Tulsi pipe road for easy entry and exit to the stations.