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Category: Local Trains
Last updated: Dec 11 2018 17:31 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Suburban rail systems in India: Can Bengaluru take a leaf from their books? 11.12.2018 Citizen Matters
Did you know that Mumbai local trains carry close to 8 million passengers a day? And Kolkata's is the largest suburban railway network in India by track length and number of stations. The only way Bengaluru can get a suburban rail network comparable to these cities is through more funds, focus and administration.
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How do you turn train journeys in Paris and Mumbai into a book of poetry? Ask these poets 8.12.2018 Scroll.in - News that matters
An interview with Karthika Naïr and Sampurna Chattarji, who collaborated on an innovative collection of poetry featuring trains – and each other’s lines.
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New rail link in Mumbai inaugurated 12.11.2018 Sify Finance
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday inaugurated the phase I of the 12.4-km Nerul-Belapur-Seawoods-Kharkopar suburban railway.
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Maharashtra: Train activity hit after two goods wagons catch fire in Palghar 9.11.2018 Scroll.in - News that matters
The overhead electric wire melted due to the heat, leading to cancellations and diversions of some trains.
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Now, Book unreserved rail tickets online, UTS mobile app launching tomorrow 31.10.2018 Zee News : Business
The scheme is also open for those who want to buy tickets for travelling long distance.
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Kerala in Rain Peril 13.8.2018 Central Chronicle » Editorial
The 16 states of India are facing rain devastation and Kerala the gateway of monsoon in India is a peril. About 40 persons have died and about 40,000 people were evacuated sent to relief camp. The Red and Orange alert have been sounded in the State. Geographically the Kerala is more on length and less […]
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Mumbai: 100 trains cancelled, lakhs of commuters suffer due to motormen strike 10.8.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The 42 lakh commuters on Central Railway had to suffer due to issues between the motormen and administration. Nearly 100 trains were cancelled and services were delayed by 15-20 minutes on an average as commuters struggled to travel inside crowded local trains and platforms. Due to delayed local train services and over-crowding there was stampede-like situation at Dadar and Thane stations during the evening peak hour. Angry commuters gherao at station masters office at few stations to halt Panchavati express at Thane railway station. In order to provide relief to passengers, the central railway gave permission to passengers to travel in outstation trains and provided special halts at Kalyan, Kurla, Thane and Ghatkopar.  All through the day the administration and rail unions representing the motormen were fighting their causes. "It is an internal matter. The situation will normalise soon," said SK Jain, Divisional Railway Manager (Mumbai), Central Railway. The most important point raised by the motormen ...
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Maratha Quota Stir: Leaders call for restraint after Bombay HC appeal for peaceful bandh 9.8.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
An ambiguous advisory issued by the umbrella body of Maratha protesters demanding reservations in jobs and educational institutes has left the establishment and the people wondering if they should brace for any disruptive activity during Thursday's bandh. While Maratha Kranti Morcha (MKM) has urged the demonstrators to be peaceful, it exhorts them to ensure the bandh is observed fully in all parts of the state from 8 am to 6 pm. The peace admonishment comes after the Bombay High Court appealed to the community not to commit violence including suicide, as their quota demand is pending before the court. There was also confusion about the extent of the bandh. MKM's locals units in Navi Mumbai and Thane said the shutdown would not be enforced in the two cities despite the parent body stating that the entire state including the metropolitan would remain shut. Maratha leaders said at a press conference that the guidelines issued to the agitators state that they should not engage in any violence or vandalism ...
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Mumbai: Motorists to get ROBbed of road space on bridges 6.8.2018 DNA: Top News
Tired of the roadway being eaten up by Metro construction? Exhausted with detours forced by Delisle Bridge closure? Widen your patience, motorists, for the road is only getting narrower from here. The edges of the city's road overbridges (ROBs) supervised by the suburban railways, which are currently cantilevered footpaths, will be snipped and rebuilt on the motorable part of the bridge road, to give them them more stability. The move follows the collapse of a cantilevered fringe of Gokhale Bridge in Andheri on July 3, which claimed two lives. The width of the road on bridges is, therefore, set to get smaller, as the pavements move in. Western as well Central Railway officials said they would be shutting down the cantilevered portions of their respective overbridges soon for the reconstruction. While WR has identified seven ROBs where the footpaths extend out from the brink of the bridge unsupported, the Central Railway is yet to make the list public. WR's seven RoBs are Kennedy and Carol bridges at ...
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Watch: Mumbai man tries to commit suicide on rail track, rescued by commuters 31.7.2018 Zee News : India National
A man, apparently troubled by some family problems, lied down on a railway track here, allegedly to commit suicide but his attempt was foiled by the alert commuters and a security force jawan.
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Maratha Reservation 26.7.2018 Central Chronicle » Editorial
Entire Maharashtra is in turmoil on the Maratha Reservation agitation turning violent with arson, damage to public property attack on train and road movement and forcing the closure of shop disrupting the public life. On July 25th agitations raided the Mumbai metropolis. The opposed local trains and city transport of ‘BEST’ buses disrupted. The unruly […]
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Maratha quota stir: Sporadic violence keeps Mumbai on edge as protest intensifies – 10 updates 25.7.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
The ongoing Maratha quota agitation brought Mumbai to its knees with cases of sporadic violence being reported from parts of the financial capital of India on Wednesday.  While the morning was smooth with trains running normally and very less traffic on the roads, the quota agitation later turned violent in some parts of the Maximum City. As the day progresses, reports started trickling in about violence in areas of North and East Mumbai.  Here are 10 major updates of fourth such protest Mumbai has seen this year: 1: In North Mumbai’s Mahavir Nagar area, protesters went around asking shopkeepers to pull the shutters down which they promptly did. Except chemists, they forced everyone, even dairy farms and banks in the vicinity to close the close down. Locals saw bike borne protesters with Maratha Kranti Morcha flags asking people to stay indoors. 2: According to Mumbai traffic police, areas such as Jogeshwari, Dahisar, Shyam Talao, Majas Wadi, Durga Nagar, Anand Nagar check Naka, JVLR, Kanjurmarg, Shreyas ...
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Maharashtra Bandh: Train, traffic movement affected after protests turn violent; BEST buses partially suspends services 25.7.2018 Zee News : States
Following the death of the second protestor in the Maratha reservation stir, agitators took to streets to stop vehicular and train movement at several places. Mumbai streets were practically empty after taxis decided not to ply on roads, fearing vandalism. “We're afraid our vehicles may be attacked,” taxi owners told Zee News.
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Mumbai bandh over Maratha quota begins; buses attacked 25.7.2018 Rediff: News
The suburban railway services on the western, central, harbour and trans-harbour lines were not affected.
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Maratha quota stir gets mixed response in Mumbai, clashes break out in Latur 25.7.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
The Maratha quota battle received mixed response in Mumbai as most of the local trains were running normally with no or little road disruptions reported on Wednesday morning. Since morning, there was little traffic on both Western and Eastern express highways. The trains were crowded as usual. However, stray incidents of agitation on railway tracks were reported at Jogeshwari in suburban Mumbai. State-run BEST and TMT buses were damaged at Airoli and Thane respectively. There were 9 separate cases of BEST buses being damaged which include deflating tyres and breaking windshield. These occurred at Kandivali, Mulund, Andheri, Koparkhairane, Chandivali, Gorai and Kurla. Normally, Google maps go red on the south-bound stretches of these highways but today it was all green in the morning. People were happily tweeting about the open wide highways. Like Gaurav Kamboj who tweeted that he reached Vile Parle from Goregaon on WEH within 15 minutes which on a normal day takes 52 minutes. Other vital roads of LBS, SV ...
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Watch: Alert cop saves life of woman who was pulled under moving local train in Mumbai 24.7.2018 DNA: India
A woman nearly lost her life, but thanks to luck and the help of a number of witnesses managed to survive after she was pulled under a local train in Mumbai. In the video grab tht was captured on Platform Number 2 in Kanjurmarg that falls on the Central Line, the unidentified woman is seen pulled under the train as it is about to leave the platform. From the visuals, it appears that her saree got entangled in the gap, resulting in the accident. Onlookers begin screaming, with one RPF constable coming to her rescue. The cop is seen grabbing hold of her hand as the train leaves the platform. One onlooker is seen grabbing her hand and pulling her even as he is chasing the train. He then loses balance and falls down, and the woman is seen dragged a few more metres before she miraculously comes onto the platform. A woman nearly lost her life while travelling on a Mumbai local. She was saved by an alert police official pic.twitter.com/AwveUK3CY7 — DNA (@dna) July 24, 2018 Reports say that she sustained minor ...
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Emergency talk back system and other various security measures for women in Railways 20.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
On trial basis, Emergency Talk Back System has been provided in 06 ladies coaches of two Electrical Multiple Unit (EMU) rakes (03 coaches each) in Mumbai Suburban. One air conditioned EMU rake running in Mumbai Suburban has also been fitted with this system.
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Don't give us jugaad AC locals: Western Railways tells Centre 19.7.2018 DNA: Money
"Don't give us 'jugaad' air-conditioned (AC) locals," Western Railways authorities have told their higher-ups in New Delhi, with an official letter to that effect to be written soon. The ire comes after the railway body discovered many glitches in the existing local. The main bone of contention is that the assembled unit is riddled with errors which would be easier to resolve if the entire rake and systems within it were made by one agency. This would also make complaint redressal smoother, feel WR authorities. "We want that the next AC train to be manufactured as a single unit, rather than being assembled," said a WR official. Authorities say the local, which runs 12 services a day, consumes a lot of time. For instance, where a regular rake halts at stations for 15 to 20 seconds, an AC local stops for about 40-45 seconds due to the additional time needed for automatic doors to open and shut. There have been complaints of doors not closing, and temperature fluctuations. Apart from this, WR authorities ...
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Mumbai: Railways may replace guards with motormen 18.7.2018 DNA: Opinion
The men who are the first responders during any unwarranted incident involving a local train – the Guards, are at the risk of losing their posts. The Railway Board is toying with the idea of replacing the 'guard' with 'motormen' on suburban EMUs or local trains. Upset with this information, the National Railway Mazdoor Union protested at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) on July 17. On June 11, the Railway Board in Delhi had a workshop on increasing average speeds of trains. Senior railway officials said that 25 points were discussed at time. "One of the things was that in suburban section motormen and guards are different but both ends should be manned by motormen," said a senior rail official. The Railway Board members were to take a call on June 30. When contacted chairman of Railway Board Ashwani Lohani said, "I will have to check about the same and inform later." The rail unions claim that a trial was conducted on goods train. "The post of a guard comes under safety category. This is a ...
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'Jahnvi has a unique energy about her' 17.7.2018 Rediff: Movies
'With Janhvi, we spent a lot of time together during the prep.'
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