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Maratha Kranti Morcha in Mumbai: Central Railway to run extra trains today for rally participants

Mumbai: The Central Railway has made elaborate arrangements to deal with the rush which is expected on Wednesday on account of `Maratha Morcha', a planned gathering of the Maratha community, in Mumbai.

Representational Image. PTI

Representational Image. PTI

Lakhs of community members are expected to travel to the city for the event from across Maharashtra.

"Based on inputs about number of people who will go back to their destinations after the rally, probably after two pm, we will run additional suburban services as per the requirement, as are run during peak hours", Sunil Udasi, chief PRO of Central Railway, said.

Extra general coach will be attached to seven long-distance trains and there will be an additional ticket window for issuing tickets, he said.

"We have two rakes in stand-by mode. If required, we will run them as special trains from CSMT (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Mumbai Terminus) to Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus (Kolhapur) via Manmad and Karjat routes", he said.

The rally on Wednesday is part of Maratha community's agitation for reservations in jobs and education, among other demands.

Updated Date: Aug 09, 2017 08:50 AM

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