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Type of Station: Junction
Number of Platforms: 5
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Number of Originating Trains: 28
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Bhulabhai Desai Road, Opp. ST Depot, Mumbai 400008
State: Maharashtra
Elevation: 8 m above sea level
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Yesterday (13:40)  New premier train for the Mumbai-Goa route (www.thehindu.com)
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LCD screens, automatic doors, vending machines, braille displays and more.
Soon, train passengers travelling between Mumbai and Goa may be spoilt for choice: cuisine curated by celebrity chefs, tea and coffee vending machines and individual LCD screens.
Railways will unveil a new premier train service between Mumbai and Goa in June with state-of-the-art facilities, called the Tejas Express. Comprising executive class and chair cars, Tejas coaches will be equipped with 22 new features, including fire and smoke detection and suppression systems and the improved aesthetics.
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20-coach Tejas Express will also have automatic doors and secured gangways for all coaches, a first for the Indian Railways. Currently automatic doors are operational in Metro trains only, while gangways, corridors between coaches, are not closed from the sides.
After the Mumbai-Goa run, the Tejas service, which was promised in the budget, is likely to be pressed on the Delhi-Chandigarh route.
Since Tejas will be a new premier class train, there will be facilities like tea and coffee vending machines, magazines and snack tables, said a senior Railway Ministry official. There will also be water level indicators in bio-vacuum toilets, sensorised taps, and hand driers.
Besides choicest cuisine curated by celebrity chefs, there will also be wi-fi facilities and toilet engagement boards.
The train’s interior colour scheme will match the exterior to give the passengers a feel of world class travel.
The LCD screens meant for entertainment purpose will also be used for disseminating passenger-related information and safety instructions, the official added.
Tejas coaches will also have integrated braille displays, digital destination boards, and electronic passenger reservation charts.
Catering service will be part of Tejas fares like Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains.
The aim is to provide comfort to passengers in the inter-city journeys, the official said.
Yesterday (06:34)  Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train will have wide-ranging economic benefits: Report (indianexpress.com)
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The introduction of the Japanese bullet train technology in India will have wide-ranging economic and social benefits, a report in Nikkei Asian Review said. The bullet train line is proposed to be built between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, two cities 505 kilometres apart, with the help of Japanese ‘Shinkansen’ technology. A bullet train ride is estimated to take two hours and seven minutes between the two cities while the fastest train at the moment, Mumbai-Ahmedabad Shatabdi, takes a little more than six hours. The cost of the high-speed rail line project is estimated to be Rs 1.08 lakh crore.
“A high-speed railway that is safe, comfortable and punctual will give businesspeople just what they need, and it can trigger significant economic development,” Takema
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Sakamoto, the India representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency, was quoted saying in the NAR report.
While many say that high-speed railway line is exorbitant for India and its citizens, Sakamoto said India’s current GDP per person is ‘on par’ with that of Japan when it launched the bullet line in 1964. He also said India’s initial investment can be recovered by learning Japan’s methods of raising operational inefficiency. He remarked that areas around the railway stations will also experience economic boom similar to what is being seen with regard to metro projects in the country.
Analysts have said the railway project may not generate revenues thanks to the prices offered by budget airlines on flights between the two cities. Also, the flight take less time compared to the train. Sakamoto said apart from the fare, revenue can be generated from the sale of goods inside the stations as well as from ads and the business activities around the area of the station.
Construction of the project is scheduled to begin in 2018 and completed by 2023. The railway line will begin underground in the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai, then travelling 21 kilometres through a tunnel including a section under the sea and then rising above the land near Thane. Much of the section through Gujarat will also be elevated. There will be a total of 12 stations, eight of which will be in Gujarat.
Apr 27 2017 (23:18)  CHANGE IN TIMINGS OF TRAIN NO. 09003 MUMBAI CENTRAL-JALANDHAR (WEEKLY) AC SPECIAL TRAIN W.E.F. 30/04/2017 (www.railnewscenter.com)
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W.Rly has decided to revise the timings of Train No. 09003 Mumbai Central – Jalandhar (Weekly) AC Special train due to introduction of Train No.19041 Bandra Terminus – Ghazipur City. Train No.09003 will run o­n revised timings with effect from 30/04/2017.
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Apr 03 2017 (19:56)  40% of Indian Railways' tracks used beyond capacity: Overworked tracks make train travel unsafe (www.firstpost.com)
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Apr 03 2017 (19:56)
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On 21 January, 2017, nine coaches and the engine of the 18448 Hirakhand (Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar) Express derailed near Kuneru in Vizianagram district, Andhra Pradesh, killing 39 passengers and injuring 60, according to this report.
On December 28, 2016, 15 coaches of the 12987 Sealdah-Ajmer Express derailed near Rura, 70 km from Kanpur, on the Kanpur-Tundla rail stretch. Two passengers died and 65 sustained injuries, according to this report.
On November 20, 2016, 14 coaches of the 19321 Indore-Patna Express derailed near Pukhrayan, 60 km from Kanpur, in the Jhansi rail division. The mishap led
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to the death of 149 passengers, 182 were injured, according to this report.
Each of these derailments over the last four months occurred on over-utilised sections of the Indian Railways. These stretches were used to run trains beyond their line capacity, according to the following map.
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Source: Indian Railways, Lifeline of the nation; Click here for the high-resolution image.
As much as 40 percent of Indian Railways’ 1,219 line sections are utilised beyond 100 percent, according to Indian Railways, Lifeline of the Nation, a February 2015 white paper. Technically, a section using more than 90 percent of its capacity is considered saturated.
The congestion rate is even higher: It is 65 percent on 247 high density line sections of the Indian Railways network. "The optimal utilisation should be about 80 percent," said Mukut Mithi, member of the Standing Committee on Railways and a Rajya Sabha member.
Track failures and subsequent derailments are caused by twin factors–excessive traffic and underinvestment in rail infrastructure–an IndiaSpend analysis of available data shows. Consider this: There has been a 56 percent increase in the daily tally of passenger trains over 15 years–from 8,520 in 2000-01 to 13,313 in 2015-16. The number of freight trains increased by 59 percent in the same period. But the running track length for all these trains increased by only 12 percent in 15 years–from 81,865 kilometres to 92,081 kilometres.
If you consider the period from 1950 to 2016, the under-investment in rail infrastructure appears all the more acute. Against 23 percent railways' route kilometre expansion, passenger and freight traffic increased 1,344 percent and 1,642 percent respectively, the Standing Committee on Railways concluded in a December 2016 report on Safety and Security in Railways.
"Fatigue of railway tracks", not explosives, is also the reason given by Gopal Gupta, director general, railways, Uttar Pradesh Police, to explain the derailment of 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna Express near Kanpur. This had contradicted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sabotage claim.
Gangetic plain rail network: The most risk prone
Most of India’s high-traffic rail routes lie in the Gangetic plains, according to ‘Some insights on the recent spate of accidents in Indian Railways’, a 2012 Physica A journal paper on traffic flow along India’s express train routes. Of the 11 major accidents due to derailment or collision in 2010, eight occurred in this region, according to the paper.
Image used for representational purpose only. APImage used for representational purpose only. AP
The Delhi-Tundla-Kanpur segment has been identified as India’s most risk-prone express train trunk route. Of the three recent mishaps cited above, one occurred on this segment.
Rail traffic, especially in the Gangetic plains, is so excessive that “if all trains were to travel in accordance with their (Indian Railways) schedule, then the present infrastructure would not be able to handle the resultant traffic-flow”, the paper added.
Indian Railways authorities manage this situation "by making trains wait at signals", explained the paper. This practice results in "frequent delays" and also "increases the possibility of collisions in the event of human errors such as failure of the driver to react to signals".
Budget bonanzas add to the congestion every year
The congestion on India’s tracks grows every year with the announcement of new trains and no parallel promise of track expansion. Every new train—“typically announced during the rail budget in response to demands of the people”, said Mithi—accentuates congestion on the Indian Railways network.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley this year, for instance, announced new dedicated trains to pilgrimage and tourist centres.
Stop such practice of introduction of new trains without commensurate inputs to the infrastructure, reads the February 2012 report of the Ministry of Railways-appointed High Level Safety Review Committee, a committee appointed under the chairmanship of Anil Kakodkar to review the safety of the Indian Railways and recommend improvements.
But no one heeds this counsel. The result is that over the last 15 years, passenger kilometres, a representation of both the number of passengers and the distance they travelled, increased by 150 percent. And net tonne kilometres, a measure of freight hauled and the distance it has been transported, doubled.
Congestion eats into track maintenance time
Congestion reduces the headway—the time-interval between two consecutive trains running on the same route—thus increasing the chances of collisions on very busy stretches. This also eats into the time available for maintenance.
“We found a correlation between the low headway during the busiest time of the day and collision accidents,” said Niloy Ganguly, co-author of the Physica A paper and a professor in the department of computer science and engineering, at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur.
Take the example of the over busy Delhi-Kanpur segment. Between midnight and 7 am, the busiest rail traffic hours, railway staff got just 13 minutes to check the tracks, according to the Physica A paper. The rest of the day, the headway would increase to an average of 19 minutes.
It is not as though there has been no technology upgrade in the field of maintenance. Indian Railways plies track-recording cars and uses portable oscillation monitoring systems to detect defects in track geometry, which includes parameters such as track gauge, alignment, elevation, curvature and surface, said Anil Kumar Saxena, additional director general, public relations, Railway Board. To test rails and welds, Indian Railways uses the ultrasonic flaw detection testing method. Since 2016, it has been testing the ultrasonic broken rail detection system used by the South African Railway on tracks maintained by Northern Railway and North Central Railway.
To reduce weld failures compromising safety–the most likely reason for the 4 May, 2014, Diva-Sawantwadi train derailment near Nidi village, Maharashtra, on the Konkan Railways, that killed 22 and injured over 150–Indian Railways has adopted improved welding methods. It has also been switching over to long rail panels on 83 percent of the track to minimise the need for welding.
“Indian Railways has introduced better technology of late, which speeds up work,” agreed Kulmeet Singh Chhabra, director, Projects, ISC Projects, a railways construction and maintenance company with more than 40 years of experience. “But what use is even good technology when there is insufficient time to apply it?”
Maintenance typically happens by re-jigging schedules. “To work around time shortages, we would close lines to traffic when goods trains were scheduled to pass,” recalled Sainath Naidu, former commissioner of railway safety, Bengaluru, and former chief engineer (co-ordination), South Western Railway, Indian Railways.
Why the mishaps: Slow track expansion and renewal and coach upgrades
New tracks are vital for reducing traffic bottlenecks. Two key projects launched in 2005 are the 1,504 kilometres-long western dedicated freight corridor (DFC) and the 1,318 km-long eastern DFC, roughly corresponding to the overworked Mumbai-Delhi and Howrah-Delhi lines where the utilisation varies between 115 percent and 150 percent.
When commissioned, the new freight corridors will absorb 70 percent of the existing freight traffic on those routes, thus significantly freeing up line capacity. They will also boost the speed of freight trains from 25 kmph–where it has stood over the last three decades–to 70 kmph.
But it is unlikely that the corridors will be finished by 2019 as targeted, and here is why: The Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India, the special-purpose body created to implement the projects, is expecting to fully award the civil and system contracts for the Eastern DFC only by June this year and all but one stretch awarded by the former United Progressive Alliance government are less than 50 percent complete, according to this update.
There is also a lag in addressing “defects in the track or rolling stock”, a cause of derailment — the most common type of rail accident–according to the Standing Committee’s December 2016 report.
In July 2014, around the time Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office, 5,300 km of track length was due for renewal, according to Indian Railways, Lifeline of the nation, a February 2015 white paper. Additionally, 4,500 km of track length comes up for renewal every year.
But track renewal targets for the last three years have been roughly half of what is needed–2,200 km, 2,500 km and 2,668 km in 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively. The first two were achieved. This shortfall will result in “disproportionately high maintenance effort”, to quote the 2015 white paper, and possibly curtailed speeds.
Source: Indian Railways, Lifeline of the nation

“Track renewal is an ongoing process, stretches are renewed when their age and condition demand it,” said the Railways Board’s Saxena. “When stretches are not renewed in time due to the scarcity of funds or material, speed restrictions are imposed to ensure safe running.”
Old coaches made by the Integral Coach Factory, country's oldest coach-maker, also impose speed restrictions — a top speed of roughly 100 kilometre per hour (kmph). Coaches from Alstom-Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) of Germany, on the other hand, are designed for speeds upwards of 130 kmph with anti-climbing features to curtail fatalities in the eventuality of an accident.
So far, LHB coaches have been inducted only in premier services such as the Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto. A policy decision to use only LHB coaches from 2018-19 will ensure other trains get them too. But the full replacement of the entire existing fleet will take longer, possibly up to 2040, this November 2016 India Today report suggested.
Level crossing accidents–the second most common type of mishaps, as Mithi noted–will continue to pose a risk till they are fully phased out, at least on the broad gauge, according to a 2016-17 railways budget decision. This year, 15 percent of the 9,340 level crossings have been targeted for elimination.
It means little that India has fewer accidents per million train km than Germany
In this year’s budget, following three disastrous rail accidents, safety attracted a hefty allocation. It went towards the creation of a Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh (national rail safety fund) with a five-year corpus of Rs 100,000 crore.
The government has conceded that investments in safety have been insufficient, but it has also claimed that India’s accidents per million train kilometres, a safety index, compares favourably with Europe’s. In India, this index has more or less declined over the last decade, reducing from 0.23 in 2006-07 to 0.10 in 2015-16. This figure is lower than that of France or Germany (both 0.17).
However, this does not mean that Indian Railways is as safe as European railway networks because their trains run at speeds upwards of 250 km per hour, said experts.
“Accidents per million train kilometres depends on the number of trains, which is huge in India vis-à-vis developed nations. It also depends on speed, another measure of infrastructure usage, prevailing law and order conditions, and temperature variation,” said Sukesh Kumar Sharma, a Hyderabad-based project management expert formerly with the Indian Railways.
“A direct comparison between the railway systems of India and developed nations is not possible. Our average speed is of 60-70 km per hour–only few Indian trains reach a top speed of 130 kmph that is less than half the 300-kmph top speed of trains in developed nations. India’s low index paints a misleadingly rosy picture,” Sharma added.

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Apr 04 2017 (13:14)
srinivasvasanthi~   3796 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Same time 40 % of tracks are under utilized and so divert the trains in the under utilized sections to relieve the over congested routes

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Apr 04 2017 (13:30)
Kaushal Vivek   2441 blog posts   21483 correct pred (76% accurate)
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How would you like to Divert traffic of MGS ALD CNB NDLS route ? Kindly specify. Keeping in mind, this route is 130, with many Rajdhanis, Durontos, Garibraths, SFs with 130 while the other route has 100 110 MPS available. Kindly clarify.

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Apr 04 2017 (13:36)
Get Well Soon LKO NR~   1217 blog posts
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Read a news about two NR controllers suffering heart attack while they were on duty in span of 3 days...Both accused the heavy traffic load and congestion being the main reason espcly in NR and NCR...

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Apr 04 2017 (13:44)
Get Well Soon LKO NR~   1217 blog posts
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DFC is the only solution to this I think..Freight load in North India is way too much high..also railway should using the routes where less no. Of paasngers are there for freight trains..Like ALD-CNB via Unchahar Unnao should be used..Or GKP bound freight load via Sitapur side to NDLS..
Scndly they should connect the outer stations via a bypass line stopping freight to entr the main station premises..Like LKO NR has Almanagar connected to Uthratia via a bypass line..similarly more should be done like this..
Mar 29 2017 (22:16)  Railways opts for global shopping for 200 kmph locos (economictimes.indiatimes.com)
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Mar 29 2017 (22:16)
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NEW DELHI: The Railways will go for global shopping to acquire high speed locomotives with a Rs 500 crore project to run trains at 200 km per hour on Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Kolkata routes.
Speed is the latest matra for railways as it is going ahead with the action plan to upgrade Delhi-Kolkata and Delhi-Mumbai rail corridors enabling the track fit for 200 kmph train run.
"We will float the global tender for acquiring 10 high speed electric locomotives, which can haul trains at 200 kmph and beyond, from the market shortly,"
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At present, Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains are running up to 130 kmph. Only one train, Gatimaan Express, is running at 160 kmph between Delhi and Agra.
"The transfer of technology of the high power locomotives and its maintenance will be the responsibility of the successful bidder, besides supplying 10 locos to railways," said the official.
The Rs 500 crore project involves purchase of high speed locomotives, transfer of technology and maintenance for 13 years as per the bidding requirement.
The high power locomotives are expected to haul 22-24 coaches train at 200 kmph on Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Kolkata routes to reduce the travel time.
In order to match the loco capacity, railways has started the manufacturing of Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches with speed potential of 200 kmph.
The high speed LHB coaches are about to be turned out from Rail Coach Factory at Kapurthala.
Besides Talgo coaches, which are also meant for higher speed on the existing tracks, are likely to be hauled with these high speed locomotives.
Mar 24 2017 (20:50)  Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, Banned From Flying, Takes Train To Mumbai: (www.ndtv.com)
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NEW DELHI: Ravindra Gaikwad, the Shiv Sena MP who decided that not being able to fly business class merited a lengthy assault on an airline employee, says he's the wronged party. The former school teacher wants Air India to be investigated for ill-treating him. This after he told reporters that he used his sandal to hit a 60-year-old Air India manager 25 times. The Shiv Sena this evening justified not taking any action against him, despite a large shower of his abuse being filmed. Air India has filed two police cases against him and all airlines have banned him.
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dare the Delhi police to arrest me...I will not apologise, he (Air India manager) must come to me and apologise," Mr Gaikwad told reporters today, claiming that "a 60-year-old man must know how to behave" and suggesting that his party will stand by him.
A group of airlines banned the politician "with immediate effect." Air India and then Indigo cancelled his return ticket to Pune today from Delhi, after which he took a train to Mumbai
The MP refused to disembark from the plane for nearly 45 minutes after he landed last morning in Delhi from Pune.
An Air India manager- Sukumar Raman - boarded the plane to persuade the MP to exit the plane. He was then hit repeatedly. In his letter of complaint, the manager wrote of being humiliated publicly, his buttons being ripped off his shirt, and his glasses being broken during the sustained abuse.
The politician says that despite booking an Air India business class ticket, he was made to fly economy. Air India says it had informed his office that the flight the MP had chosen operates entirely with economy seats- there is no business class.
Mr Gaikwad has asked Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju to investigate Air India.
Both officials said MPs cannot break the law and that they are looking into the case.
The airline has filed two police cases against the MP for physical assault and for delaying a flight - the jet could not take off for its next destination because the politician refused to exit. 150 passengers were kept waiting.
Air India and other airlines today have stressed the need to collate a "no-fly list" featuring Mr Gaikwad and others who they will not entertain. They want the government's help in enforcing the ban.
In response to the MP being banned by Air India and other airlines, Sanjay Raut of the Shiv Sena said "Air India should worry about being blacklisted by the public."

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Mar 24 2017 (20:51)
DhnEcr~   5224 blog posts
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Beware Railways now might be your staff to be beaten with Chappals sorry Sandals if your service is not upto the mark.

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Mar 24 2017 (21:17)
©The Dark Lord™~   6700 blog posts
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All major Airline operators have Black listed this goon and now he can't travel in Plane so took the train. Railway should also ban this arrogant idiot from travelling in trains too.

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Mar 24 2017 (21:57)
® राहुल जैन ☺ झाडू वाले™🚅🚃🚃🚃🚃🚃*^~   10008 blog posts   14936 correct pred (63% accurate)
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jab inko janta chappal maregi tab hekdi utteregi

Mar 24 2017 (22:00)
DhnEcr~   5224 blog posts
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Can Railway actually do that. Most possibly he must have taken a 1A seat in 12952 or 12954. Besides so weird how Delhi Police pounces on AAP MLA in such a hurry but failed to arrest this guy despite 2 FIR against him by Air India. Normal person hota to ab tak COurt Judicial custody mein hota.

Mar 24 2017 (22:01)
Awes Khan*^~   42755 blog posts   2163 correct pred (78% accurate)
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Railway staff , airline staff jaise soft nature ke nahi hote. Dono taraf se chappal padhne ki umeed hai.

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Mar 24 2017 (22:04)
©The Dark Lord™~   6700 blog posts
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MP hai bhai or wo bhi ruling party ke coalition partner ka, agar media ka pressure na hota to FIR bhi file nahi hui rehti. Is desk ka Law aam or khaas k liye alag hai sanjeev ji. BTW MP ko arrest karne k liye lok sabha speaker ki approval ki jarurat padti hai sayad.

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Mar 24 2017 (22:08)
DhnEcr~   5224 blog posts
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Delhi govt ke MLA to raato raat uuth jaate hai. MPS ko itni choot mil rakhi hai

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Mar 24 2017 (22:10)
©The Dark Lord™~   6700 blog posts
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Are sab politics hai Sir, waha opposition party thi yahan coalition partner hai.

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Mar 24 2017 (23:50)
DhnEcr~   5224 blog posts
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As expected of a political party of Shiv Sena Standards this was bound to happen. We may also expect hooliganism at Airport of Pune and Mumbai once their hero who taught AI official manners to deal with MP returns to his home turf by train
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Mar 09 2017 (14:51)  Soon, automatic vending machines to deliver food at Mumbai railway stations (www.mid-day.com)
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Mar 09 2017 (14:52)
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In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the Indian Railways is planning to install automatic food vending machines (AVMs) at all suburban stations in Mumbai. Rail commuters can now buy packed food inserting currency notes, coins and even, debit or credit cards.
Western and Central Railways are already working on buying these AVMs for B-D grade stations. The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will be procuring such machines for A1 and A grade stations in the city. Sources said that the cost of each AVM could be upto Rs 5 lakh. "We will call for tenders soon," a railway official confirmed.
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people buy food and drinks from stalls at railway stations. But, the stalls are normally found to be unhygienic. These AVMs will dispense packaged items like chips, biscuits, bottled soft drinks, and tea/coffee.
Mar 07 2017 (16:44)  Railway traffic hit after train runs over five buffaloes near Mumbai (www.hindustantimes.com)
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Train traffic was hit after Jaipur-Bandra Superfast Express ran over five buffaloes near Narangi Phata in Virar on Tuesday around 1pm.
In the incident, the cattle guard of the engine got damaged and had to be replaced. Traffic got stuck as the train was awaiting clearance.
Traffic was diverted to a single track. Normally when cattle hit the cattle guard, the animals usually get thrown away, but since buffaloes are heavy, they got entangled and the guard got damaged. It took time to remove the carcasses strewn all over the tracks after the
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mishap.
Mukul Jain,DRM,Western Railway, said, “We will file a case against the unknown owners of the buffaloes with the RPF,Virar for endangering rail safety as per policy.”
When asked about the barricading the entire Mumbai-Ahmedabad section to avoid such cases,Jain said it is not possible as such barricading can be done only for trains that run at a speed of more than 160 kmph and such barricading is done only on Delhi-Agra route. “On WR the maximum speed of trains such as Rajdhani,August Kranti Rajdhani, Shatabdi and other super fast trains run at around maximum 110 to 130 kmph,” said WR officials. The Jaipur superfast train is delayed by nearly two hours due to the mishap.
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Feb 27 2017 (13:22)  पटना से होली के लिए पूर्व मध्य रेलवे चलाएगा स्पेशल ट्रेन्स (www.totaltraininfo.com)
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पटना | होली में होने वाली भीड़ को लेकर रेलवे कई स्पेशल ट्रेनें चलाएगा। कुछ ट्रेनों का शिड्यूल जारी हो गया है।
पूर्व मध्य रेल के सीपीआरओ अरविंद कुमार रजक ने कहा - यात्रियों की संख्या बढ़ने पर स्पेशल ट्रेनों की संख्या बढ़ाई जाएंगी। कुछ समर स्पेशल ट्रेनें भी चलेंगी।
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Feb 10 2017 (14:15)  2-tier platforms for arrival, departure - Mumbai Mirror (mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com)
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Feb 10 2017 (14:16)
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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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Similarly needed in SRC, HWH, KOAA also.

Feb 10 2017 (15:23)
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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.
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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)
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All major Jn should be revamped with Tier 2 pfs .

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Feb 10 2017 (19:32)
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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)
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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   2806 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)
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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   2806 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)
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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.
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