A? 103 crore makeover is planned for Andheri, Jogeshwari and Goregaon stations. The plan includes building a 1.1-m wide heavy duty escalators will be installed that will allow commuters to descend straight on the elevated deck and FOB? linked to all platforms. Escalators will be installed at the stations, each of which will also get a new platform. The work is being carried out by the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC) under the Mumbai Urban Transport Project-II. The revamp exercise is being undertaken to facilitate the extension of Harbour line up to Goregaon and will entail major remodelling of these stations, including demolition of existing home platforms (home platforms are ones where commuters do not have to use the FOB to come out of or enter a platform ) as well as booking offices for the laying of tracks.
Existing booking offices and platforms in use for Harbour line services on the west side of Andheri station will be demolished. A single-storey building with an area of 25,000 sq ft is being constructed. An elevated podium will house booking windows and other railway stalls. The platform plan for Goregaon station will be more or less similar to that of Andheri. Goregaon will get a home platform and the existing one will become an island platform for CST/Panvel Harbour line and Borivli slow trains. Besides, a new station building similar to the one at Andheri will come up.
The work is expected to be completed by March 2014.