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BCT/Mumbai Central (5 PFs)
मुंबई सेंट्रल     मुम्बई सेन्ट्रल
[Bombay Central]

Track: Quadruple Electric-Line

Type of Station: Junction
Number of Platforms: 5
Number of Halting Trains: 0
Number of Originating Trains: 24
Number of Terminating Trains: 24
Bhulabhai Desai Road, Opp. ST Depot, Mumbai 400008
State: Maharashtra
Elevation: 8 m above sea level
Zone: WR/Western
Division: Mumbai
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Feb 10 2017 (14:15)  2-tier platforms for arrival, departure - Mumbai Mirror (mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com)
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IR AffairsWR/Western  -  

News Entry# 293583   Blog Entry# 2158816     
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Feb 10 2017 (14:16)
Station Tag: Bandra Terminus/BDTS added by IR no more Safe^~/496597

Feb 10 2017 (14:16)
Station Tag: Lokmanya Tilak Terminus/LTT added by IR no more Safe^~/496597

Feb 10 2017 (14:16)
Station Tag: Mumbai Central/BCT added by IR no more Safe^~/496597

Posted by: IR no more Safe^~  100 news posts
New platform arrangements for Mumbai Central, Bandra Terminus, LTT in revamp.
Two-tier platforms will come up at three city terminuses — Mumbai Central, Bandra, and Kurla LTT — serving as separate arrival and departure zones just like at the airports.
The terminuses are among 400 stations for long-haul trains across the country that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said would be redeveloped when he presented the Union budget on February 1. The tenders for the stations are expected to be issued soon and the railway ministry wants the construction to be completed in three
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years’ time after the contracts are awarded.
Thane and Borivali terminuses are also on the list of the selected stations, but officials are yet to decide whether they will have two-tier platforms.
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Creating different areas for boarding and disembarking will completely change the way travellers move around at crowded and chaotic train terminals. It will enable rail authorities to bring about much-needed order and also improve passenger safety.
“Mumbai Central, Bandra Terminus, and Kurla LTT will have a completely new design and train arrangement,” a senior officer with Indian Railways said.
“If a long-distance train arrives on the ground floor, the boarding will take place either from the first floor or the basement level. Whether a station has an underground platform or one the first floor will depend on the space it has for new construction.”
The revamped stations will have digital signage, escalators, elevators, self-help ticketing counters, executive lounges, luggage screening machines, and wi-fi. “They will also have a food plaza, a commercial complex, clinics and other facilities, which will be monetised by the developer to generate revenue,” an official with Western Railway (WR) said.
Rail minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday announced the first phase of the ‘Station Redevelopment Programme’, which includes Mumbai’s major terminuses. The financial model has been devised in a way that the government won’t have to incur major expenditure. Appointed private developers will reconstruct the stations and maintain them for 15 years.
In return, they will be given 45-year leasing rights for the commercial properties that come up at the stations. These could be shops, malls, and hotels.
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The tenders for the terminuses were expected to be issued this week, but the model code of conduct for the upcoming elections forced officials to delay the process. “The station revamp was part of the budget announcement. The due process will start soon,” said WR’s chief public relations officer, Ravinder Bhakar.
The station projects will awarded to private developers under the socalled Swiss challenge method, which involves inviting a proposal online and allowing rival bidders to beat that proposal.

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Feb 10 2017 (14:16)
IR no more Safe^~   18803 blog posts   93874 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Similarly needed in SRC, HWH, KOAA also.

Feb 10 2017 (15:23)
Venkat వెంకట్   2200 blog posts
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even its planned at BZA also. Its much required at BZA , SC too

Feb 10 2017 (19:17)
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Most welcome step, using vertical space for platforms ( as well as tracks by way of elevated railway) at Mumbai should have been done atleast 15-20 years back.
This will bring a new lease of life to IR in Mumbai.
Hope CST, Dadar, Kalyan too shall be facilitated with 2 tier platforms.
In Mumbai the 2 tier platform stations shall be more challenging as
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the Design & Layout of these platforms have to be synchronised with the plans of the proposed elevated corridors on Harbour,Central, Western lines of Mumbai area. Large number of trains, heavy rush and lack of space are other challenges more specific to Mumbai.

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Feb 10 2017 (19:19)
IR no more Safe^~   18803 blog posts   93874 correct pred (74% accurate)
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All major Jn should be revamped with Tier 2 pfs .

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Feb 10 2017 (19:32)
↪ abbas*^~   3897 blog posts   448 correct pred (73% accurate)
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Very Challenging Job it will be.. !! Wil take atleast 5 Years.. How can they Design seperate level for train Boarding and Alighting. ? When train is occupied Ground Level , People can only board through That level only.

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Feb 10 2017 (19:35)
IR no more Safe^~   18803 blog posts   93874 correct pred (74% accurate)
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with increasing traffic, this is reqd & preparation should start from now only.

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Feb 10 2017 (19:39)
Venkat వెంకట్   2200 blog posts
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It can be done, but all needs a better designers. If boarding at Ground and Alighting other level means, its possible for Originating trains only. 3-4 PF depends on can be given for Boarding and alighting.

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Feb 10 2017 (19:40)
IR no more Safe^~   18803 blog posts   93874 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Is it for Suburb service or Distance - long distance ones ?

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Feb 10 2017 (19:41)
Venkat వెంకట్   2200 blog posts
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no idea...but for passing trains means board and Alighting in different level is impossible.

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Feb 10 2017 (19:52)
↪ abbas*^~   3897 blog posts   448 correct pred (73% accurate)
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Yeah , Only Originating Terminating train will be benefitted. For other it'll be next to impossible.. Most importan how they will implement it on present PF's.. Load of Train on that level.
Feb 08 2017 (08:04)  Tejas Express from Surat-Mumbai! At 130 kmph, travel in ‘luxury’ between the two cities in the same time as Rajdhani (www.financialexpress.com)
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New/Special TrainsWR/Western  -  

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Feb 08 2017 (08:04)
Station Tag: Mumbai Central/BCT added by Indian Railways the life line of our Nation~/1425007

Feb 08 2017 (08:04)
Station Tag: Mumbai Central/BCT added by Indian Railways the life line of our Nation~/1425007

Feb 08 2017 (08:04)
Station Tag: Surat/ST added by Indian Railways the life line of our Nation~/1425007

Feb 08 2017 (08:04)
Station Tag: Surat/ST added by Indian Railways the life line of our Nation~/1425007

Posted by: Indian Railways the life line of our Nation~  19 news posts
Tejas Express, one of the most awaited promises of Railway Budget 2016, is all set to start plying on the Surat to Mumbai route in the next financial year. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, on a recent visit to Surat, announced that Tejas Express will start running between the two cities soon. Tejas Express, which is currently being manufactured, has been envisioned as a luxury train service. The train will run at a maximum speed of 130kmph, and will boast of multiple features aimed at enhancing passenger comfort during short journeys.
The Railway timetable that was released late in 2016 included 3 Tejas Express; New Delhi-Chandigarh Tejas Express, Mumbai-Karmali Tejas Express and Anand Vihar–Lucknow Tejas Express. Now, with the new Surat-Mumbai Tejas Express,
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a fourth route has been added.But, how much will Tejas Express reduce travel time between Surat and Mumbai? According to Ravinder Bhakar, the CPRO of Western Railways, the travel time would approximately be the same as Rajdhani Express. “Currently Rajdhani Express takes around 2 hours and 55 minutes between the two cities at around 130 kmph. We are trying to reduce that. Tejas Express should take around 2 hours and 45 minutes, so that would come to around the same as Rajdhani,” he told FE Online.Suresh Prabhu has described Tejas Express as the “future of train travel in India”. The new luxury, semi-high speed train, will offer onboard services such as entertainment, local cuisine, WiFi, etc. Equipped with 22 new features, the chair cars will also come with LCD entertainment screens with headphone sockets. According to a PTI report, Indian Railways is working on an agreement with renowned chef Sanjeev Kapoor to decide on the food menu that Tejas Express will offer. Luxurious chairs with recliners and leg rest, reading lights, more mobile and laptop charging points, attendant call button, toilet occupancy indicators, smoke detectors, modular bio-toilets, and automatic door closing metro-like mechanism are some of the features that will make Tejas Express stand out.Indian Railways has already indicated that the fares of Tejas Express will be higher than that of Shatadbi, keeping in mind the additional features that are being offered for passenger comfort. Tejas Express is being manufactured at the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai and is expected to be ready by the end of this financial year.
Last year’s Railway Budget announced 5 new types of train services and coaches; Deen Dayalu coaches, Antyodaya Express, Humsafar Express, Tejas Express and UDAY Express, and overnight double-decker train. While Deen Dayalu coaches for unreserved passengers and Humsafar ‘luxury’ sleeper train have already started plying, Antyodaya will be launched shortly. UDAY is still on the drawing board and Indian Railways hopes to complete the project in the next financial year.

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Feb 08 2017 (08:54)
عمران جاوید   3487 blog posts   881 correct pred (62% accurate)
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toilet occupancy indocator is there is my coach now b2 of 17057

Feb 08 2017 (10:08)
Foamer~   1212 blog posts
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"Currently Rajdhani Express takes around 2 hours and 55 minutes between the two cities at around 130 kmph" - Max speed probably, the average speed is 91 Km/Hr. Always talk of max speed to beguile people. PR trick.
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Sanjeev Kapoor designs the menu - so awarded Padmashri :)
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decade or so ago, one doctor operated a politician, so given Padmabhushan..... :)

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Feb 08 2017 (11:22)
12393 SF KING SK 12394~   1172 blog posts   17 correct pred (54% accurate)
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Only 10 mins 😅
Are they trying to fool people ..!
Or some new publicity stunt...?
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Epic decisions by govt, RM, RB ..
Feb 07 2017 (15:57)  Luxury train Tejas to link Surat, Mumbai | Surat News - Times of India (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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News Entry# 293335   Blog Entry# 2156037     
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Feb 07 2017 (15:58)
Station Tag: Mumbai Central/BCT added by IR no more Safe^~/496597

Feb 07 2017 (15:58)
Station Tag: Surat/ST added by IR no more Safe^~/496597

Posted by: IR no more Safe^~  100 news posts
SURAT: There is some good news for Surat-Mumbai commuters. Come March, a high-end train, Tejas, will be launched between Surat and Mumbai.
Railway minister Suresh Prabhu announced the launch of Tejas between Surat and Mumbai during his visit in the city on Sunday for the foundation stone-laying ceremonies of four projects in north Gujarat and central Gujarat and launch of Disha mobile application.
"I have come to Surat for the first time and can't go without offering a gift to Surtis. Indian Railways will run high-end Tejas train between Surat and
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Mumbai. Operating at speeds above 130 kmph, it will offer on-board services such as entertainment, local cuisine, Wi-Fi, etc. through a single service provider to ensure accountability and improved customer satisfaction," Prabhu said at Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SGCCI) here.
"Commuters travelling in Tejas from Surat will reach Mumbai in less than two-and-a-half-hours. The coaches of Tejas will have television screens at the back of the chairs," Prabhu added.
"Gujarat has been the most neglected state when it comes to budgetary allocation of the Indian Railways. From 2009-2014, Gujarat received only Rs 588 crore for capital expenditure. In our regime, the allocation in 2015-16 was increased to Rs 2,467 crore, which was 319 per cent higher than previous eight years. This time around, the expenditure in Gujarat has been pegged at Rs 13,025 crore," said Prabhu.

Feb 08 2017 (15:09)
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There is high probability of the BCT-ST Tejas ultimately getting extended to BRC/ADI.
Feb 06 2017 (09:11)  Luxury train Tejas to link Surat, Mumbai (m.timesofindia.com)
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Feb 06 2017 (09:11)
Station Tag: Udhna Junction (Surat)/UDN added by Surat Mumbai Tejas Soon*^~/456446

Feb 06 2017 (09:11)
Station Tag: Surat/ST added by Surat Mumbai Tejas Soon*^~/456446

Feb 06 2017 (09:11)
Station Tag: Mumbai Central/BCT added by Surat Mumbai Tejas Soon*^~/456446

Posted by: Surat Mumbai Tejas Soon*^~  80 news posts
Surat: There is some good news for Surat-Mumbai commuters. Come March, a high-end train, Tejas, will be launched between Surat and Mumbai.
Railway minister Suresh Prabhu announced the launch of Tejas between Surat and Mumbai during his visit in the city on Sunday for the foundation stone-laying ceremonies of four projects in north Gujarat and central Gujarat and launch of Disha mobile application.
"I have come to Surat for the first time and can't go without offering a gift to Surtis. Indian Railways will run high-end Tejas train between Surat and Mumbai. Operating
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at speeds above 130 kmph, it will offer on-board services such as entertainment, local cuisine, Wi-Fi, etc. through a single service provider to ensure accountability and improved customer satisfaction," Prabhu said at Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SGCCI) here.
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"Commuters travelling in Tejas from Surat will reach Mumbai in less than two-and-a-half-hours. The coaches of Tejas will have television screens at the back of the chairs," Prabhu added.
"Gujarat has been the most neglected state when it comes to budgetary allocation of the Indian Railways. From 2009-2014, Gujarat received only Rs 588 crore for capital expenditure. In our regime, the allocation in 2015-16 was increased to Rs 2,467 crore, which was 319 per cent higher than previous eight years. This time around, the expenditure in Gujarat has been pegged at Rs 13,025 crore," said Prabhu.

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Feb 06 2017 (09:14)
Surat Mumbai Tejas Soon*^~   30342 blog posts   67727 correct pred (81% accurate)
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Some Gujarati News clipping also

Feb 06 2017 (14:11)
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First the initiative for upgrading ST Rly stn to international standards, and nw super premium train Tejas for ST.
At last ST start getting due importance and is coming out of the shadow of ADI & BRC in railway matters.
Feb 03 2017 (16:09)  కొన్ని అంగుళాల దూరంలో చావు తప్పింది (www.sakshi.com)
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Posted by: we want special status to ANDHRAPRADESH^~  68 news posts
ముంబై: ఓ మహిళకు కొన్ని అంగుళాల దూరంలో మృత్యువు తప్పింది. రైలు మోటర్ మ్యాన్‌ చాకచక్యంగా వ్యవహరించి ఆమె ప్రాణాలు కాపాడాడు. డిసెంబర్‌ 6న ముంబై చర్ని రోడ్‌ స్టేషన్‌లో ఈ ఘటన చోటుచేసుకుంది. సోషల్‌ మీడియాలో దీనికి సంబంధించిన వీడియో వైరల్‌ అవుతోంది.
ముంబై సెంట్రల్‌ రైల్వే స్టేషన్‌ నుంచి చర్చ్‌గేట్‌-బౌండ్‌ ఫాస్ట్‌ ట్రైన్‌ బయల్దేరింది. గ్రాంట్‌ రోడ్‌ రైల్వే స్టేషన్‌ దాటిన తర్వాత రైలు 70 కిలో మీటర్ల వేగంతో వెళుతోంది. తర్వాత చర్ని రోడ్‌ స్టేషన్‌కు సమీపించగా, ఓ మహిళ పరధ్యానంతో రైలు పట్టాలపై నడుచుకుని ఎదురుగా రావడాన్ని మోటర్ మ్యాన్‌ సంతోష్ కుమార్‌ గౌతమ్‌ గమనించాడు. గౌతమ్‌ హారన్‌ మోగించినా ఆమె వినిపించుకోకుండా ఎదురుగా వస్తూనే ఉంది. దీంతో ఆమెను రక్షించడం కోసం గౌతమ్‌ వెంటనే అప్రమత్తమై రైలును ఆపేందుకు ప్రయత్నించాడు.
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ఆమెకు, రైలుకు మధ్య దూరం తక్కువగా ఉండటంతో రైలు ఆగుతుందో లేదోనని ఆందోళన చెందాడు. రైలు దగ్గరగా రావడంతో ఆలస్యంగా గమనించిన ఆ మహిళ ప్లాట్‌ ఫామ్‌ ఎక్కేందుకు ప్రయత్నించింది. ప్లాట్‌ ఫామ్‌ ఎత్తు ఎక్కువగా ఉండటంతో సాధ్యంకాలేదు. రైలు కిందపడి ఆమె మరణించడం ఖాయమని అక్కడున్నవారు భావించారు. ఇంతలో అద్భుతం జరిగింది. ఆమెకు కొన్ని అంగుళాల దూరంలో రైలు ఆగిపోవడంతో అందరూ ఊపిరి పీల్చుకున్నారు.
క్యాబిన్‌లోంచి ఆమె పరిస్థితిని గమనించిన గౌతమ్‌ వెంటనే కిందకు దిగి కొందరు ప్రయాణికుల సాయం తీసుకుని ఆమెను సురక్షితంగా ప్లాట్‌ ఫామ్‌పైకి చేర్చాడు. గౌతమ్‌ సమయస్ఫూర్తితో మహిళ ప్రాణాలను కాపాడినందుకు అందరూ అభినందించారు. ప్లాట్‌ ఫామ్‌ మధ్యలో రైలు ఆగిన విషయాన్ని గౌతమ్‌.. గార్డుకు సమాచారం అందించాడు. కొన్ని నిమిషాల తర్వాత రైలు బయల్దేరింది. గౌతమ్‌ను సన్మానించి నజరానా అందజేస్తామని పశ్చిమ రైల్వే అధికారులు చెప్పారు. కాగా రైల్వే పోలీసులు సదరు మహిళను గుర్తించేందుకు ప్రయత్నిస్తున్నారు. అంతేగాక గౌతమ్‌ వాంగ్మూలాన్ని కూడా నమోదు చేయనున్నారు.
Jan 22 2017 (00:07)  दिल्ली तक ट्रेन से यात्रा करेंगे शाहरुख खान (zeenews.india.com)
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Jan 22 2017 (00:08)
Station Tag: Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM added by Mumbai the First WiFi Enabled City of India^~/815653

Jan 22 2017 (00:08)
Station Tag: Mumbai Central/BCT added by Mumbai the First WiFi Enabled City of India^~/815653

Jan 22 2017 (00:08)
Train Tag: August Kranti Rajdhani Express/12953 added by Mumbai the First WiFi Enabled City of India^~/815653

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मुंबई : बॉलीवुड सुपरस्टार शाहरुख खान अपनी आगामी फिल्म ‘रईस’ के प्रचार के लिए मुंबई से दिल्ली की यात्रा ट्रेन से करेंगे। इस फिल्म का निर्देशन राहुल ढोलकिया ने किया है और फिल्म में शाहरुख ने शराब माफिया का किरदार निभाया है।
इस फिल्म के निर्माता रितेश सिद्धवानी ने यह कहते हुए इस खबर की पुष्टि की कि, ‘हम सोमवार को यह यात्रा शुरू करने को लेकर बहुत उत्साहित हैं।’ शाहरुख के अलावा टीम के अन्य सदस्य भी मुंबई से दिल्ली की यात्रा अगस्त क्रांति राजधानी एक्सप्रेस में करेंगे। यह ट्रेन अंधेरी, बोरीवली, वापी, वलसाड़, सूरत, बड़ौदा, रतलाम, कोटा, सवई माधोपुर और मथुरा रुकते हुए दिल्ली में हजरत निजामुद्दीन पहुंचेगी।
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फिल्म में नवाजुद्दीन सिद्दीकी और पाकिस्तानी अदाकारा माहिरा खान भी हैं। यह फिल्म 25 जनवरी को रिलीज होगी।

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Ohh yaa...
King khan on Rajdhani, bct rajdhani hoti to tagline achi bnti
King khan on Rajdhani king..
Jo jo kl onboard honge unki to chaandi lg gai,
Jan 20 2017 (10:17)  Railways planning to operate Talgo trains on lease (www.hindustantimes.com)
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Indian Railways is working on a lease agreement to operate the light-weight, energy efficient Spanish Talgo trains on short routes such as Delhi-Amritsar, Delhi-Lucknow, Bengaluru-Chennai or Mumbai-Ahmedabad on a profit-sharing basis.
While finance minister Arun Jaitley is expected to announce the plan in his upcoming budget speech, the specifics are likely to be formalised by February-end, when Talgo CEO Jose Maria Oriol visits India, sources said.
The Talgo plan fits in with the NDA government’s intent to ramp up average speeds of Mail and Express trains from the existing 65 kmph to 100
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Talgo trains have articulated bogies, light-weight shells with all aluminium coaches and a design that allows natural tilting of coaches, enabling it to negotiate curves at high speed.
While Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains are able to achieve a top speed of 160 kmph, their average speed is much lower on account of their heavier wheel and axle load. Talgo coaches weigh 17 tonnes against the 51 tonnes of conventional Indian coaches. The load per passenger is estimated to be approximately four times lesser in a Talgo.
Talgo being the world’s only company manufacturing such coaches, it is difficult for the Indian Railways to go in for a formal contract, but “a lease agreement could work”, an official said.
In a three-phased trial conducted last year, Talgo trains clocked a top speed of 180 kmph on the Mathura-Palwal route and covered the Delhi-Mumbai distance in 11 hours 48 minutes.
“It has now been proven that the Indian Railways can use the Talgo trains to reduce transit time by 25% without investing on infrastructure,” said Subrata Nath, company director for India and Asia Pacific.

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Report is silent on the leasing cost of train ans consequently fares of the Talgo trains as compared to Shatabdi/Raj fares. Given the cost sensitive traffic on IR, the economics should be studied and reported.
Jan 05 2017 (09:16)  Mumbai: Central Railway gets more CCTV cameras inside women’s compartments | Free Press Journal (www.freepressjournal.in)
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Mumbai: Central Railway gets more CCTV cameras inside women’s compartments — By Staff Reporter | Jan 05, 2017 09:12 am
Mumbai: The Central Railway (CR) has received an approval to install 50 Close-Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV) in compartments reserved for women to ensure their safety after reports of thefts inside the coaches.
According to the railway officials, so far the CCTV cameras are installed in four trains and the work is in process for installing the cameras in the remaining 12 trains. More than three cameras have been installed in each train. The cameras
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are being installed at the Matunga workshop.
“The railway board has come up with a plan of installing the CCTV cameras after spurt of incidents reported on chain snatching and theft cases inside compartments reserved for women,” said Narendra Patil, the Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO), Central Railways.
Patil also added that there were also incidents reported of drug addicts entering the women’s compartment and misbehaving with them.
However, the women commuters said that these CCTV cameras were an intrusion in their privacy.
“We always tend to sit comfortably when in women’s compartment knowing that there are only women around us. Though railways have installed the cameras for our own safety, it has made us more conscious when now that we know we are being watched,” said Sujata Rao, a woman commuter at Kurla station.
Few women commuters also felt that there was no need of the cameras since there is always a police guard at night, posted in the women’s compartment.
“I feel that a police guard was more than sufficient to deter miscreants from misbehaving with other women commuters and there is no need of CCTV cameras,” said Sonali Deb, a woman commuter at Dadar.
Patil reassured the women’s concern that this footage will not be displayed anywhere else and no intrusion of women’s safety, it is only to catch the offenders on time.
“This footage will only be used as an evidence to catch the criminals in case of any incidents of thefts, molestation or attack that are committed inside the compartments,” said Patil.

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Jan 05 2017 (08:42)  बुलेट ट्रेनचे पहिले स्थानक ‘बीकेसी (m.maharashtratimes.com)
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बुलेट ट्रेनचे पहिले स्थानक ‘बीकेसी’
पंतप्रधान नरेंद्र मोदी यांचा स्वप्न प्रकल्प असलेल्या मुंबई-अहमदाबाद बुलेट ट्रेनचे मुंबईतील मुख्य स्थानक नक्की कुठे होणार, हा प्रश्न आता निकाली निघाला असून वांद्रे-कुर्ला संकुलातील ४० हजार चौरस मीटर जागा मुंबईतील स्थानकासाठी देण्याचे आता नक्की झाल्याचे वरिष्ठ अधिकाऱ्याने सांगितले. मुंबई ते अहमदाबाद हे ५०८ किलोमीटरचे अंतर दोन ते अडीच तासांत पार केले जाईल. या मार्गावर एकूण १२ स्थानके असतील. यातील चार स्थानके महाराष्ट्रात तर उर्वरित आठ स्थानके गुजरातेत असणार आहेत.
मुंबई ते अहमदाबाद बुलेट ट्रेनच्या पहिल्या स्थानकासाठी वांद्रे कुर्ला संकुलातील जमीन देण्यासाठी एमएमआरडीए फारशी उत्सुक नव्हती. बुलेट ट्रेनसाठी दादर
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वा कुर्ला येथील जागा घ्यावी, असे त्यांचे म्हणणे होते. एकतर जो भूखंड या स्थानकासाठी मागण्यात येत होता तिथे आंतरराष्ट्रीय वित्तीय संस्थेची टोलेजंग इमारत प्रस्तावित होती. त्यातून एमएमआरडीएला मोठ्या प्रमाणावर निधी मिळणार होता. मात्र निती आयोगाचे उपाध्यक्ष अरविंद पानागरिया आणि कॅबिनेट कमिटी ऑन इकॉनॉमिक अफेअर्स यांच्यासोबत झालेल्या एमएमआरडीएच्या अधिकाऱ्यांच्या बैठकीनंतर यातून तोडगा काढण्यात आला. यानुसार आता बीकेसीमधील हे स्थानक भुयारी असणार असून त्याच्या वर एमएमआरडीएला वित्तीय संस्थेच्या कार्यालयाची इमारत बांधता येऊ शकेल, असे सूत्रांनी सांगितले.
मुंबई ते अहमदाबाद ः ५०८ किलोमीटर
एकूण स्थानकेः १२
महाराष्ट्रः मुंबई (बीकेसी), ठाणे, विरार, बोईसr
गुजरातः वापी, बिलीमोरा, सुरत, भरूच, वडोदरा, आणंद, अहमदाबाद, साबरमती
बुलेट ट्रेनसाठी ९९ हजार कोटी!
मुंबई ते अहमदाबाद बुलेट ट्रेनचा प्रकल्प ९९ हजार कोटी रुपयांचा असून या प्रकल्पासाठी जपानच्या जायकातर्फे ७९ हजार कोटी रुपये ५० वर्षांच्या दीर्घ मुदतीचे कर्ज दिले जाणार आहे. उर्वरित २० हजार कोटींसाठी स्पेशल पर्पज व्हेहिकल अंतर्गत उभे केले जाणार असून यातील ५० टक्के वाटा रेल्वे उचलणार आहे, तर महाराष्ट्र सरकार व गुजरात सरकार प्रत्येकी २५ टक्के वाटा उचलणार आहे.
एकंदर ९९ हजार कोटी रुपयांच्या या प्रकल्पासाठी महाराष्ट्र व गुजरात या दोन्ही राज्यांना पाच हजार कोटी रुपये द्यायचे आहेत. बुलेट ट्रेन या महत्त्वाकांक्षी प्रकल्पाचा दोन-तृतीयांश भाग गुजरातेत असूनही महाराष्ट्राच्या वाट्याला मात्र समान खर्च येणार असल्याबद्दल आश्चर्य व्यक्त करण्यात येत आहे.
हा प्रकल्प सात वर्षांमध्ये पूर्ण करण्याचा संकल्प असून बुलेट ट्रेनच्या तिकिटाचा दर हा कुठल्याही गाडीच्या फर्स्ट क्लास एसीच्या दीडपट ठेवण्यात येणार असल्याची माहितीही वरिष्ठ अधिकाऱ्याने महाराष्ट्र टाइम्सशी बोलताना दिली.
Dec 30 2016 (15:44)  In Mumbai: Infra promises to keep in 2017 (www.hindustantimes.com)
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While the BJP government said it will ensure projects are given swift clearances from the state cabinet, many have been stuck, waiting for environmental approvals or facing opposition from locals. (File photo for representation )
It was a year of ambitious announcements of mammoth projects to connect the city better; it was also a year of missed deadlines and delayed approvals. For the BJP-led state government, 2017 will be a crucial year – it came to power promising Mumbai a transport makeover and it is looking to retain that power with the 2019 Assembly elections around the corner.
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While the BJP government said it will ensure projects are given swift clearances from the state cabinet, many have been stuck, waiting for environmental approvals or facing opposition from locals.
For chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, the challenge is not only to start the promised projects on time, but also complete them within the state’s own deadlines.
In 2016, only a handful of projects reached the implementation stage. On the ground, work on only three metro rail corridors took off, that too, in the second half of the year.
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority, implementing a majority of the projects, began building the 18.6km Dahisar-DN Nagar line and the 16.5km Dahisar (East) – Andheri (East) corridor in August.
The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation, which is implementing the country’s longest and the city’s first underground Metro corridor, has awarded civil construction packages for the 33.5-km corridor. Currently, technical surveys are being conducted.
The BJP-Sena government has set an ambitious 2021 deadline for all Metro lines. Four years to go, there is only one 11.4-km Metro connecting three suburbs, Versova, Andheri and Ghatkopar.
What’s stopping us?
Sources said getting environmental clearances, dealing with locals who are against the project and getting loans are among the main challenges. Projects such as the underground Colaba-Bandra-Seeps Metro and the Navi Mumbai International Airport are yet to get the green nod.
A major hurdle for the Colaba-Seepz Metro is the plan to house a car depot at Aarey Colony—one of the last remaining green spots in the city. The National Green Tribunal, in an interim order, stayed any construction in Aarey. For the Navi Mumbai airport, there is the issue of cutting a 92-meter hill, and diverting a river. Getting a clearance from the Union ministry of environment and forests may delay the process.
As far as finances go, the state is already burdened with more than Rs3 lakh crore pending to the exchequer and has refused to stand as guarantor for loans for several big-ticket projects. This means implementing agencies will have to rework its strategy to secure loans from other agencies.
What you can expect in 2017
With CM Fadnavis looking to finish these flagship projects before 2019, when elections to the state Assembly are due, implementing authorities will have to start construction in 2017.
MMRDA sources said construction of five metro rail corridors will be in full swing in 2017. Work is in progress on three corridors, construction of two more is expected to start by the last quarter of the new year(see box).
After many delays, bids for the development of the Navi Mumbai International Airport are likely to be opened in January. The Mumbai-Nagpur Super Communications Expressway, an ambitious 710-km highway that is Fadnavis’ pet project, is facing land acquisition issues, but its detailed project report is expected to be ready by May. After that, the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation will float bids for construction.
The MMRDA has invited initial bids for the Mumbai Trans harbour link — a sea link to better connect the city to Navi Mumbai, but a crucial loan agreement with the Japan International Cooperation Agency is yet to be inked. MMRDA officials said construction of the 22-km road between Sewri and Nhava Seva could start after the monsoon.
And, finally, what was until now one of Mumbai’s biggest infra project failures – the Monorail – could get a new lease of life when the 10.6km Wadala-Jacob Circle segment of the corridor is commissioned in June 2017.
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