Diva Junction railway station
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This is a major junction in the Central Railway of Mumbai. One end of the Asia's one time third largest Parsik tunnel (1.3 km) built during the British Rule (1916) in India ends at Diva. The east part of Diva station is Sabe and west is Diva. It is provides access to north, western railway to DIVA-VASAI and also towards Konkan railway a DIVA- PANVEL-ROHA-towards Konkan railway.
It has no convenient approach road from any nearby destination in any direction but easily approachable only by railway line so a phrase was coined "Island on the land" by Professor Dr. Anil Pedgaonkar and the question paper of Environmental studies set at Elphinstone college, Mumbai -32 at F.Y. B.Com examination in April 1999. asked a question to explain the phase
From 18 December 2016 fast local trains halt at Diva. Few passenger trains towards Konkan railway also halt at Diva Junction.
There is also demand from the local people to start Diva-CST local train, as the population of Diva is increasing rapidly. Parsik tunnel which starts at end of Thane and ends near Diva is mainly used by Fast local train skipping Mumbra and Kalwa. As of now there are 8 platforms in this station.
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- "Historical milestone". Central Railway. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
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