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State: Maharashtra
Elevation: 14 m above sea level
Zone: CR/Central
Division: Mumbai CST
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Feb 17 2017 (16:39)  IIT PROFESSORS SHOW RAILWAYS HOW TO SET A TIMETABLE IN FIVE MINUTES (mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com)
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Feb 17 2017 (16:39)
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Posted by: अमरावती सुपरफास्ट~  131 news posts
The utterly complex local timetable which can take railway officials over a fortnight to chalk out won’t rob them of sleep as often, thanks to the brainpower from IIT-Bombay.
A team of professors from the Indian Institute of Technology here collaborated with the Central Railway to write algorithms that have simplified the process of creating railway timetables to a degree that the suburban railway schedules can be created in as little as five minutes.
With the software it has developed, the team created a periodic timetable that unifies the many processes rail staff
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would need to employ. The new system is not only a notch above the existing scheduling process, but it also sidesteps various bumps the railways faces, such as fluctuating number of rakes, availability of platforms at certain terminals, and various glitches and deficiencies the railways battle every day.
The professors predict that the software would in time be adopted by suburban rail networks across the country with small tweaks to suit each city’s requirements.
On Thursday, a team comprising Professors Narayan Rangaraj and Madhu Belur, M Tech scholar Soumya Dutta and Central Railway’s deputy chief operations manager (goods) KN Singh gave a presentation on the software to the railway’s operations department.
The authorities that sat in on the meet included chief operations manager RD Sharma and senior divisional operations manager Anil Patke.
Central Railway’s chief public relations officer Narendra Patil told Mumbai Mirror that they had been working on this project with the IIT professors for the last two years. “This will not only help us in more efficient and easier planning but also give us a lot of options for adopting time tables for suburban operations according to our needs,” added Patil.
Professor Rangaraj, from IIT-B’s Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, said he and his colleagues wanted to help the railway administration with planning things by employing updated planning tools. “With the help of this software, you can also easily find out how many trains you can ply on the given routes,” he said.
The project has been chosen to be presented at a global seminar by the International Association of Railway Operations Research (IAROR) in France to be held in the first week of April. The organisation encourages academic and professional railway research and contributes to the development of new standards for railway traffic management by integrating various scientific disciplines .
Feb 09 2017 (17:03)  सीएसटीच्या घडय़ाळजींच्या निवृत्तीचा गजर (www.loksatta.com)
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३८ वष्रे सेवेत असलेले बंडू जाधव पुढील महिन्यात निवृत्त
मशीद स्थानकानंतरच्या सिग्नलजवळील हक्काचा थांबा घेऊन गाडी सुखरूप सीएसटीच्या धक्क्याला लागली की, लोकांचा लोंढा गाडीबाहेर पडतो. अनेक जण मान वर करून स्थानकातल्या भल्या थोरल्या घडय़ाळाकडे पाहून आपल्या मनगटावरील घडय़ाळातील वेळ दुरुस्त करून घेतात आणि मार्गस्थ होतात. आता या ब्रिटिश काळातील घडय़ाळाला दर आठवड्यात न चुकता चावी देऊन घडय़ाळाची वेळ सांभाळणारे रेल्वेचे घडय़ाळजी पुढील महिन्यात निवृत्त होत आहेत.
मुंबई छत्रपती शिवाजी टर्मिनस स्थानकात ब्रिटिश काळातील भली मोठी अशी पाच घडय़ाळे आहेत. यात इमारतीच्या बाह्य भागात दिसणाऱ्या आणि सर्वाचे लक्ष वेधून घेणाऱ्या मोठय़ा घडय़ाळाचाही समावेश आहे.
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या पाचही घडय़ाळांच्या देखभाल दुरुस्तीची जबाबदारी बंडू जाधव गेली ३८ वष्रे नेमाने पार पाडतात. या घडय़ाळांना चावी देण्यापासून त्यांचे तेलपाणी करण्यापर्यंतचे सगळे काम बंडू जाधवच करतात. १९७९ पासून रेल्वेच्या सेवेत असलेले जाधव रेल्वे कर्मचाऱ्यांमध्येही घडय़ाळजी म्हणूनच प्रसिद्ध आहेत.
बंडू जाधव यांच्या आधी हे काम गिरगावातील चांदिवाले यांच्याकडे होते. चांदिवाले सेवानिवृत्त झाल्यावर हे काम जाधव यांनी सांभाळले. ही मोठी घडय़ाळे प्रचंड आहेत. ‘लुण्ड अँड ब्लॉकली’ या कंपनीने तयार केलेली ही घडय़ाळे मुंबई छत्रपती शिवाजी टर्मिनसची इमारत बांधल्यापासूनच या स्थानकात आहेत. म्हणजेच यातील प्रत्येक घडय़ाळ हे किमान १५० वष्रे जुने आहे. पुली-वजन या तंत्राने चालणाऱ्या या घडय़ाळांसाठी प्रत्येकी १६५ मीटर पोलादी वायर लागते. ही वायर चावीने गुंडाळल्यानंतर उलगडत जाते. या वायरचे एक टोक १७० किलो एवढ्या प्रचंड वजनाला बांधलेले असते. ही चावी देण्यासाठी दोन माणसांची गरज असते आणि ती वायर गुंडाळण्यासाठी तब्बल ४० ते ४५ वेळा चावी फिरवावी लागते, अशी माहिती जाधव यांनी दिली. एकदा चावी दिली की, साधारण आठ दिवस हे घडय़ाळ चालते. ती तार उलगडत जाते आणि वजन खाली येते. १०-१२ वर्षांपूर्वी ही तार तुटून १७० किलोचे हे वजन थेट महाव्यवस्थापकांच्या बठकीच्या कक्षात पडल्याची आठवणही जाधव सांगतात.
स्थानकातील पाच मोठ्या घडय़ाळांशिवाय मध्य रेल्वेच्या विविध विभागांच्या मुख्य अधिकाऱ्यांच्या कक्षातही जुनी घडय़ाळे आहेत. अशी तब्बल २२ घडय़ाळे एकट्या मुंबई छत्रपती शिवाजी टर्मिनस स्थानक इमारतीत आहेत. या घडय़ाळांना चावी देण्याची जबाबदारीही जाधव यांच्यावरच आहे. दर दिवशी प्रत्येक घडय़ाळापाशी जाऊन त्याची तपासणी करणे, दर आठ दिवसांनी त्यांना चावी देणे, महत्त्वाच्या प्रसंगी ती घडय़ाळे घासूनपासून लख्खं ठेवणे हे काम बंडू जाधव ३८ वष्रे नेमाने करत आहेत. आता ३१ मार्चपासून ते आणि ही घडय़ाळे यांच्यात असलेल्या बंधाचे काटे थांबणार आहेत.
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या घडय़ाळाची दुरुस्ती करण्याचे कामही जाधव करतात, पण मोठी दुरुस्ती असली, तर राजाबाई टॉवरमध्ये असलेल्या घडय़ाळाचे घडय़ाळजी व्यंकटेश्वर राव यांना बोलावले जाते, असेही त्यांनी सांगितले. सध्या जाधव यांच्यासह मध्य रेल्वेचे वरिष्ठ सेक्शन अभियंता सुभाषचंद्र झिकू आणि महेंद्रसिंग हे दोघे या घडय़ाळाची जबाबदारी घेण्यास सज्ज झाले आहेत. या दोघांना चावी देणे आणि वरवरची साफसफाई ही कामे येत असली, तरी प्रत्यक्षात देखभाल-दुरुस्ती करणारे कोणी नाही, असेही जाधव यांनी बोलून दाखवले.
Feb 02 2017 (21:37)  Migration conundrum: India is on the move for work, but why is that still not reducing inequality? (scroll.in)
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While presenting the Economic Survey, an annual report on the economy, on Tuesday, Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian said that two new methods of data analysis, including a railway passenger data based metric, reveal that Indians are migrating in far larger numbers for economic reasons to other states than they did previously.
In 2001-’11, the rate nearly doubled as compared to the previous decade, rising to 4.5% per annum from 2.4% in 1991-’01, noted the Survey. The acceleration in the rate of migration is particularly high for women – during the 2000s, females migrated at nearly twice the rate of males.
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in contrast to international migration trends, the free movement of people across states has not led to poorer states with low health outcomes becoming less poor and more healthy, said the Survey.
Migration doubled
The decadal Censuses, of which the last was held in 2011, estimate the annual average number of inter-state migrants in India to be 33 lakh.
The Census defines a migrant as such: “When a person is enumerated in census at a different place than his/her place of birth, she/he is considered a migrant.”
However, the Survey put out new migration figures that are significantly greater than those put out by the Census or any other previous study.
In a chapter on inter-state migration titled India On The Move and Churning: New Evidence, the Survey estimated that between 2001 and 2011, annual inter-state labour mobility averaged at least 50 lakh to 60 lakh people, yielding an inter-state migrant population of about six crores and an inter-district migration as high as eight crores.
It arrived at these estimates using a new methodology called Cohort-based Migration Metric at state and district levels.
The rate of economic migration is double of what it was to prior to the 2000s, finds the Economic Survey.
The rate of economic migration is double of what it was to prior to the 2000s, finds the Economic Survey.
This was the first time the Survey used origin-destination monthly railway data on unreserved passenger traffic between every pair of stations between 2011-’16 as a proxy for work-related migrant flow.
“This class of travel serves less affluent people, who are more likely to travel for work-related reasons,” noted the Survey.
For the 2011-’16 period, the Economic Survey estimated that nearly 90 lakh people migrated between states annually. The analysis excluded those traveling within 200 km.
A new method of analysis using passenger traffic data showed that metros accounted for the highest inflows for work, followed by industrialised states.
A new method of analysis using passenger traffic data showed that metros accounted for the highest inflows for work, followed by industrialised states.
According to the Survey, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and even Kerala are net in-migration states (the rate at which people move in). There was lower in-migration into Maharashtra than before.
Higher out-migration states were Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh. There was lower out-migration in Assam in this period than previous years.
Chandigarh, Delhi, Gurugram in Haryana, Gautam Budh Nagar in western Uttar Pradesh recorded the highest net in-migration. Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh, Churu and Pali in Rajasthan, Uttarkashi and Chamoli in Uttarakhand, Muzzafranagar and Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh, Darbhanga and Gopalganj in Bihar were among districts with highest net out-migration.
Language did not seem to be a barrier to the movement of people.
The Survey also found that female migration for work is growing at twice the rate of migration by males. This is so even though in the last few years the growth in the female workforce has not happened at a correspondingly fast rate. Between 1991 to 2001, and 2001 to 2011, men giving economic reasons for migration grew from 2.7% to 4%. Among women it increased from 0.4% between 1991 and 2001, to 7.5% between 2001 and 2011.
Inequalities increasing
Though nearly twice the number of persons are migrating for economic opportunities than before, this has not translated into reducing the gap between well-off and underdeveloped states.
In a chapter on health and income, the Survey found that despite overall growth, there “continues to be divergence in India, or an aggravation of regional inequality”.
It noted: “During the 2000s, China posted a convergence rate of nearly 3 percent in income which implies that the poorest province will catch up with half the level of the richest province in 23 years…The evidence so far suggests that in India, catch-up remains elusive.”
The report said that it is unclear why even the free movement of people across porous state borders is not helping reduce inequalities across regions.

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Huge tract of land of Gangetic plains from West Bengal to Bihar/ Jharkhand to UP/ Uttaranchal had been agriculturally as well as industrially advanced since independence, but several decades of poor state governance have led made them backward.
A lot of migration from this naturally endowed states to a poorly endowed but much better governed state like Gujrat is an irony. Poor law & order, excessive caste-ism have led to bad politics, poor governance, lower education/literacy, bad economy and poverty.
Jan 31 2017 (07:58)  खंडाळा बोगद्यात दरड कोसळून रेल्वे कर्मचारी ठार (m.maharashtratimes.com)
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Jan 31 2017 (07:58)
Station Tag: Lonavala/LNL added by Yash Railographer~/1535428

Jan 31 2017 (07:58)
Station Tag: Karjat Junction/KJT added by Yash Railographer~/1535428

Jan 31 2017 (07:58)
Station Tag: Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus/CSTM added by Yash Railographer~/1535428

Jan 31 2017 (07:58)
Station Tag: Pune Junction/PUNE added by Yash Railographer~/1535428

Jan 31 2017 (07:58)
Station Tag: Monkey Hill/MHLC added by Yash Railographer~/1535428

Jan 31 2017 (07:58)
Station Tag: Khandala/KAD added by Yash Railographer~/1535428

Posted by: Yash Railographer~  5 news posts
लोणावळा : पुणे-मुंबई लोहमार्गावर अप मार्गावर खंडाळा घाटातील मंकी हिल व नागनाथ बोगद्याजवळील बोगदा क्रमांक सहाच्या तोंडावर दरड कोसळून झालेल्या दुर्घटनेत एका रेल्वे कर्मचाऱ्याचा जागीच मृत्यू झाला असून, सात कर्मचारी जखमी झाले आहेत. यामध्ये रेल्वेच्या पाच कंत्राटी व दोन कायम कर्मचाऱ्यांचा समावेश आहे. दोन जखमी कर्मचाऱ्यांची प्रकृती चिंताजनक आहे. या घटनेनंतर रेल्वे वाहतूक पर्यायी मार्गाने वळविण्यात आल्याने रेल्वेसेवेवर कोणताही परिणाम झाला नाही.
चंदनकुमार पाठभ (२५, रा. बिहार) असे दरड दुर्घटनेत मृत्यू झालेल्या रेल्वे कर्मचाऱ्याचे नाव आहे. कुंदनकुमार मकान प्रसाद (२२, रा. बिहार), प्रभाकर इंदोरे (२२), जगन उघडे (२७), संदीप हिंदोळे (१८, सर्व रा. ठाकूरवाडी, रायगड) अशी गंभीर जखमींची नावे आहेत. दुपारच्या जेवणानंतर काही कर्मचारी पाणी पिण्यासाठी जात असताना बोगद्याच्या वरच्या पठारावरील एक सैल झालेली दरड सुमारे १०० ते १२० फूट उंचीवरून रेल्वेच्या
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बोगद्याच्या तोंडावर कोसळली. जादा रेल्वे कर्मचाऱ्यांची कुमक मागवून युद्ध पातळीवर रेल्वेट्रॅकवर पडलेल्या दरडी बाजूला करण्याच्या व तुटलेले रुळ जोडण्याच्या कामाला सुरुवात झाली. पठारावरील सैल झालेल्या दरडी हटविण्याचे कामही सुरू झाले.
Jan 29 2017 (16:34)  In Budget, fencing of Delhi-Howrah & Mumbai routes to improve speed (economictimes.indiatimes.com)
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NEW DELHI: Fencing of the Delhi-Howrah and Delhi-Mumbai railway routes, formation of the Railway Holding Company, and adequate fund allocation for strengthening tracks and bridges will be the highlights of the proposals in the upcoming Budget 2017-18, officials have said.
Railway Budget merged with General Budget will have about two-page mention of railways' upcoming activities, including major projects, expenditure and revenue targets for the next fiscal.
The national transporter is forming up a holding company with networth of Rs 34,000 crore comprising 14 railways PSUs including IRCTC, RITES, Concor, RailTel and
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MRVC, to leverage loan from the market with zero debt and also be a beneficiary in case of selling of the shares of its subsidiaries.
Railways has embarked on an ambitious project to speed up train movement in busy corridors and accordingly undertaken an ardous task of fencing off the Delhi-Howrah and Delhi-Mumbai routes at a cost of about Rs 45 lakh per km to run trains at 160 km per hour.
Fencing off the entire route is crucial for running trains at 160 km per hour which can be later raised to 200 km per hour, a senior Railway Ministry official said.
Describing it as a paradigm shift for rail network development, he said fencing is essential for preventing trespassing and cattle movement to ensure high speed and safety and it will find prominent mention in the budget papers.
Besides fencing, track and signalling upgradation and elimination of unmanned level-crossings along the way for major trunk routes of Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Howrah sections will be taken up at an estimated cost of Rs 21,000 crore.
According to the feasibility study, it is a remunerative project with both routes having high rate of return.
While the rate of return for Delhi-Howrah route is 18 per cent, it is 14.7 per cent for Delhi-Mumbai, he said.
The Delhi -Mumbai section will cover Baroda-Ahmedabad route and Delhi-Howrah sector will also include Kanpur-Lucknow corridor in the project.
The two major trunk routes have been taken up in the first phase and later on Howrah-Chennai and Mumbai-Chennai sectors will also be taken up, he said.
Since the Railways has of late seen some derailments, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will announce of a special safety fund of about Rs 20,000 crore for the fiscal 2017-18.
Railways has sought Rs 1.19 lakh crore over the next five years from the government for safety upgradation of the rail network and the Finance Ministry is likely to grant Rs 20,000 crore in the first year.

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Acha hai Metros ko zabardast connection milne se, passing states ko bhi fayda hi hai!!

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And today in suggestions I also added this thing that for the section above 130 mps must have fencing...
Jan 23 2017 (03:01)  President okays Change in Rules for Rail Budget merger (www.railnews.in)
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New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has approved changes in government rules to allow merger of rail budget with the central budget.
The Department of Economic Affairs has been entrusted with the work relating to preparation of central budget including rail budget, as per a recent order issued by Cabinet Secretariat.
Earlier, the department was looking after the preparation of budget other than the railway.
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President has given nod to amend Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 in this regard and the department will now prepare both the budgets.
The Union Cabinet had in September last year approved certain landmark budgetary reforms relating to the merger of railway budget with the general budget from 2017-18 onwards.
The presentation of separate railway budget started in 1924, and has continued after independence as a convention rather than under Constitutional provisions.
The Cabinet had also given nod for advancement of the date of budget presentation from the last day of February. The government will present the Union budget 2017-18 on February 1.
Jan 04 2017 (20:09)  Antyodaya Express: Check out Indian Railways’ new superfast comfortable train for unreserved passengers (www.financialexpress.com)
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The Antyodaya Express, with LHB-type (Linke Hofmann Busch) coaches, has been given the colour scheme of red and yellow, with a design around the windows of the coaches.

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Jan 06 2017 (09:13)
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Right bro, Jayanti janata express trains introduces were the faster ones in their time very less stops. However these trains could not proliferate much over IR network. I considered only the living legends.
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Actually creating their own series of trains with distinct livery started with Mr Nitish Kumar. Shatabdi was considered because these trains are very popular today and not going to be eliminated in foreseeable future. Some RM in future may rename them with new livery & cosmetic changes for political mileage but the concept is going to stay for
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ever. In fact HSTs planned are highly upgraded version of Shatabdi.

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Jan 06 2017 (09:24)
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The living legend from jyanti janta series which is still the best in it's route is Vaishali SF Express.

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Jan 06 2017 (09:27)
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Less stoppage train concept was of Nitish Kumar brain child, (However we can not forgot how least stoppage trains like: HimGiri, NE, Brahmputra were introduced by same RB but politicians made them worst train, Nititish Kumar killed a SF like Fast Passenger Kamla ganga InterCity introduced by RV Paswan is a burning example.
First Sapt Kranti, Shiv Ganga, Gorakhdham
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soon failed by next MR Lalu due to zonal pressure and vote politics. In fact all Bihari MR gave stoppage like रेवड़ी as and when demanded in Bihar.
In fact Nitish was visionary in introduction of semi high speed low stoppage train between Major and source city latter extended by some MR too.
But soon poor implementation, introduction from non deserving places, zonal presure where en route demanded commercial stoppage and then local politics. All failed this concept.

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Kolkata Raj (1969-130kmph) & Mumbai Raj (1972-120kmph), were the the initial premium and superfast trains having higher operating speeds, average speeds and lesser stoppages than the other long distance fast express trains any where on IR.
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The concept of SF trains with non ac trains was launched by IR in 1976 and many SFs were introduced in next 2-4 years under tenure of different RMs. Large number of SFs were introduced notably TN, AP, KK, Swaraj, Geetanjali, Coromandal, Minar, NE, Navjeevan, Ashram, Mandor, Vaigai, Pallavan, etc covering almost every nook and
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corner of IR. These trains had much less number of stops, very high priority and had a booked speed of 100-110 kmph i.e. in general 10kmph higher than the booked speed (usu 90-100 kmph) other trains on the route and hence gave as avg speed of 55-65 kmph i.e. about 10kmph higher than other express trains on the route. There was one stoppage after every 150-400 km on an average in the beginning which gradually got diluted to a stoppage every 50-150 km today due to political pressure. The trend continued with Pushpak, Himgiri, and several others were introduced. Today the term SF has lost its sanctity, and more than 50% of express trains on IR network are SF just because avg speed is 55kmph irrespective of the number of stops. Today many superfasts have 2-3 stops every 100 km as against 1 stop every 200km during the initial phase.
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During 90s IR had once mulled to run non stop trains between major metros in order to give faster connectivity, but the trains were never introduced.
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Mr Scindia brought concept of very fast intercity travel with introduction of Shatabdi Express which in general were fastest even beating Rajdhani running on the same route. It was branded as train for riches at that time, but the concept was right, evem today shatabdies are being introduced. Even the proposed Tejas are also an upgraded variant of Shatabdi.
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In this matter Mr Nitish Kumar deserve appreciation for 2 good concepts, to bring the branded, faster & exclusive short distance and long distance travel experience like Shatabdi & Rajdhani Trains to common man by introducing Jan Shatabdi & Sampark Kranti trains. JS was given distinct livery and concept was satisfactorily implemented. Concept of SK trains was not properly implemented, as they were supposed to be fastest connection with national capital (after Rajdhani/Shat), but actually are not so. SKs were not given the priority they deserved and no distinct livery was given.
Jan 04 2017 (13:20)  Jan 03 2017 : Mirror (Mumbai) After WR acts on train punctuality - CR to remove crossovers on CST-Kalyan stretch (epaperbeta.timesofindia.com)
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After Mumbai Mirror highlighted Western Railway's attempt to im prove the punctuality of suburban trains by removing redundant crossovers on December 31, the Central Railway has followed in the WR's suit. So far, it has narrowed down on10 redundant points and crossovers in the CST-Kalyan section that can be improved to improve efficiency.
“We have identified 10 redundant points and crossovers between CST-Kalyan on the main line. Apart from that, a few crossovers and redundant points on the Harbour line near Wadala have also been identified,“ said Ravinder Goyal, Divisional Railway Manager of Central Railways, Mumbai division.
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week, the Western Railway (WR) had decided to remove 17 crossovers between Churchgate and Virar to improve the punctuality of the local services.
Crossovers are a combination of points and crossings that enable tracks to move from one track to another. There are more than hundreds of crossovers on the main line of the Central Railway, Mumbai division, which adversely affect the punctuality of trains and require more maintenance, as those points on the tracks are more prone to damage. Services on the Central Railway were crip pled during morning rush hours on December 29 after five coaches of a Kurla-Ambernath local train derailed between Kalyan and Vitthalwadi stations. The accident was believed to be caused by a rail fracture.
Out of the10 crossovers identified by the CR, two are at Parsik tunnel near Mumbra and the rest are located at Wadala and Kalyan.
For safety reasons, railway authorities impose speed restrictions at crossovers. According to the railway manuals, while crossing the points or crossover, the speed of a train is restricted to 15 to 30 kmph, which directly affects the punctuality of the trains, said a senior Central Railway officer from the operations department.
Jan 01 2017 (19:04)  Work on Andheri-Goregaon harbour line extension to complete by March 2017 (localpress.co.in)
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After a delay of over two years, railway authorities are set to start the construction of the Andheri-Goregaon harbour line extension once again.
The work on the Rs 100 crore extension had reportedly been stalled for over 24 months because illegal establishments had cropped up around Jogeshwari station.
However, after the delay, Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation has set a new deadline of March 2017 for the project’s completion.
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the extension is complete, harbour line trains from Panvel and CST will be able to go till Goregaon.
There are also plans of extending harbour line till Borivali in the next phase.

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Important line to improve the connectivity of Navi Mumbai with the island city. This line should be gradually extended northward to the extent possible.

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it already jan
work at jogeshwari involves clsng pf1 and laying tracks..it will take still more
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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