23 August 2016


Taking into account the inconvenience and hardships being faced by the people staying in and around Kalbani in District of Ratnagiri, Hon'ble Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhu has laid the Foundation Stone for a new station at Kalbani, in order to make their dream come true for their comfortable journey on Konkan Railway Route.

This proposed New Kalbani station is situated between Khed and Diwankhawati stations of Konkan Railway at KM 90/28 – 91/45 situated in Ratnagiri District. The new station reduces the distance between stations from present 17.7 kms to 10.28 km from Khed and 7.38 kms from Diwankhawati. This Station will be constructed at a total cost of ` 9.55 Cr. Once this station is commissioned the same will serve Kalbani Budruk, Kalbani Khurd, Udale, Chinchavli and Kartel villages.  At present the commuters at Kalbani are dependent either on Khed or Diwankhawati Railway stations for their conveyance to Mumbai, Goa etc, for which they have to travel a lot by road both by taxi / bus as there is no direct connectivity. The proposed Kalbani Station will be provided with various passenger amenities such as platforms, waiting hall, current ticket booking counter, covered platform shelter etc.

With the construction of this station, it will help in the development of adjacent areas and will improve communication as well as connectivity amongst the adjoining villages, which will prove to be a great boon to the people residing in and around Kalbani. Konkan Railway always believes in providing better passenger amenities to its esteemed passengers for their comfortable, safe and happy journey.

This will also improve operations and throughput on Konkan Railway as the Block Section comprising of 17.7 Kms between Khed & Diwankhawati will be split into two parts.