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मुंबई छत्रपति शिवाजी टर्मिनस     मुंबई छत्रपति शिवाजी टर्मिनस
[Victoria Terminus (VT) , Bombay]

Track: Quadruple Electric-Line

Type of Station: Terminus
Number of Platforms: 18
Number of Halting Trains: 0
Number of Originating Trains: 56
Number of Terminating Trains: 56
Opp. BMC Building, Dr. Dadabhai Naoroji Road, Fort, Mumbai 400001
State: Maharashtra
Elevation: 14 m above sea level
Zone: CR/Central
Division: Mumbai CST
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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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Posted by: DhnEcr~  23 news posts
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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Jan 06 2017 (12:11)
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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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Jan 04 2017 (1:20PM)
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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 northward to the extent poissible.

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سینئر ریسرچ فیلو   3403 blog posts   880 correct pred (62% accurate)
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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.
Dec 30 2016 (04:55)  Railway cops to beef up security at stations on New Year’s eve (www.hindustantimes.com)
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On New Year’s eve, the railway police will step up its presence at all major stations in south Mumbai and the suburbs — areas full of revelers.
Personnel deployment will be focused at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) and Churchgate stations. Officials from the Government Railway Police (GRP) said many people head to Marine Drive and Gateway of India to see firecracker shows, resulting in CST and Churchgate recording the highest footfalls for years now.
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posted strategically across platforms. There will be personnel at Dadar and Bandra stations too, which also a number of commuters on December 31,” said Rupali Ambure, deputy commissioner of police, GRP.
At the smaller stations, at least two policemen will be posted. Commando and crack teams will sweep the areas from the suburbs to south Mumbai, officials said.
Officials said while there was no security alert, anti-sabotage checks will be a part of the security cover and dog squads will be on alert.
Dec 26 2016 (08:52)  Locals, experts protest as Mumbai devpt body eyes development of 1,070 sq km on Mumbai outskirts (realty.economictimes.indiatimes.com)
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MUMBAI: In sleepy hamlets, fishing villages and traditional gaothans in Bhayander and Vasai-Virar on the outskirts of Mumbai, a wave of resentment is spreading among local residents.
The trigger for the resentment is the draft regional plan issued by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), which envisages urbanisation in no-development zones, hazardous industries in green zone belts and multi-storey buildings around traditional gaothan villages. The total investment is a whopping Rs 1.14 lakh crore for road, rail and infrastructure projects over the next two decades.
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their objections and suggestions to the authority, locals said the draft plan will have “serious’’ repercussions on their region, which provides flowers, fruits and vegetables to Mumbai.
The MMR region extends over an area of 4,311 sq km and covers entire Mumbai and parts of Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts. Areas include Vasai-Virar, Karjat, Khopoli, Ulhasnagar, Kulgaon-Badlapur, Uran and Navi Mumbai, with a population of around 22 million.
The draft plan (2016-2036) was published by MMRDA last September, but most residents remained clueless about it until now.
Since last month, over a dozen protest rallies have been held organized by local civic groups. Last week, around 3,000 residents gathered for a meeting held in the vast complex of a 400-year-old Portuguese church in Uttan, Bhayander.
Samir Vartak, a former zilla parishad member, said 13,000 objection forms were distributed to villagers in the last one month. “The locals are still not aware about the proposed development,’’ he said.
Tony Dabre, ex-sarpanch of Vagholi village, said, “People are angry. The government is trying to impose a plan the locals don’t want.’’ Environmental activist from Vasai, Father Francis D’Britto recently formed an environment protection committee to counter the new plan.
According to the draft plan, industrial development will be allowed on land parcels of 10 hectares (25 acres) or above in green zone I. Moreover, buildings 15 metres tall (about three to four floors) will be allowed in such zones.
A buffer zone of just 30 metres has been proposed from the edge of forest zones and water bodies.
Buildings with “low heights’’ will be permitted in the Matheran foothills area, which has been earmarked as an “institutional zone’’.
“The Matheran hills are encircled with the proposed multi-modal corridor connecting Virar to Alibag and the Central Railway line. In order to maintain a buffer between the hills and the encircling transport network, institutional zone is proposed with low-rise development and large-scale developments which will not require further road networks,’’ said the report.
In gaothans which have bungalows and one-storeyed houses in narrow lanes, the MMRDA has proposed a height of 24m (about seven floors) as part of its Gaothan Expansion Scheme. Such structures will be permitted 200m from the boundary of the gaothans. Four growth centres have been identified across the region to create employment opportunities in the tertiary sector. These are pockets of 5 to 13 sq km each in Vasai, Bhiwandi, Kalyan and Panvel tehsils.
In all, the new plan has earmarked an area of 1070.08 sq km as “urbanisable zone’’.
“To attract industrial development, industries are proposed to be freely permitted in the Urbanisable Zone and Green Zone. Seven pockets of land are identified in Virar, Bhiwandi, Taloja, Khalapur, on both sides of Amba River, and Khopta for industrial development. These pockets total an area of 78.06 sq km,’’ said the draft report.

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Dec 26 2016 (14:48)
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Looks like an environmentally sensitive issue.
It is seen that the authorities many times turn blind eye to the environmental degradation due to a developmental projects like new factory/residential/commercial/road/railwayline.
On the other hand there are many organisations (often with vsted interests) alway oppose any development tooth and nail and at the same time want aid/help from govt.
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for the well being & prosperity of citizens. A Right balance have to be struck so that the development happens either without any environment damage or with a provision to nullify the suspected environmental degradation through mitigative measures like growing trees in lieu of uprooted ones.
Dec 24 2016 (05:33)  Mumbai: Rs 45,000-crore suburban railway projects to be announced today (indianexpress.com)
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Dec 24 2016 (5:33AM)
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THE BJP-led state government will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the railways concerning major railway projects expected to improve suburban commute to a great extent. The announcement of the MoU will be done during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Mumbai on Saturday.
The MoU will call for a 50:50 partnership between the state government and the Railways for Virar-Vasai Road-Panvel suburban corridor (Rs 11,000 crore), elevated corridor between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST)-Panvel (Rs.14,500 crore) and the Bandra -Virar elevated corridor (Rs.19,500 crores). The partnership will not only call for a cost-sharing between the two governments concerning projects but also call for better involvement for faster completion of the projects.
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is the first time that such an initiative is being taken wherein state government is signing an MoU with the railways concerning suburban railway projects. Through such a treaty, the state government manages to express being interested in involvement and faster completion of the projects,” said an expert concerned with infrastructure development.
However, railway officials said an MoU of this nature only called for division of work portfolio between the employees of the state and the railways . It also makes each individual organisation responsible for their part without having to wait for the approval of another party.
“Land acquisition and removal of encroachments have remained the major hindrances for any major infrastructure or railway project. We also have to wait till due work is carried by concerned state government official which delays project and escalates it cost. This understanding will likely resolve that conflict,” said a senior railway official.
“Better cooperation can be sought between the stakeholders when such an MoU is sought. It has also called for a joint venture by which special purpose vehicles can be designed concerning each project so that faster execution can be sought. The priority of this will only remain to ensure better completion of work, “ said a Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC) official.
The PM will also lay the foundation of three major projects of MUTP III — Virar-Dahanu Road quadrupling, Airoli-Kalwa elevated link and new Panvel-Karjat suburban corridor — on Saturday.
The total cost of all the projects to be announced on Saturday for development of suburban railway projects in Mumbai is Rs 45,000 crore.
47 closed-door rakes by next year
The railways will come up with 47 closed-door rakes for the suburban section. Officials said the vestibule rakes costing Rs 11,000 crore would be ready by next year, which would ensure more services and trips.
“We have not yet decided which wing of the Railways will run the rakes or whether these will be air-conditioned or not. They will be fitted with closed doors to prevent passengers from falling off running trains when they are crowded,” said a senior Western Railway official.
An allotment of almost Rs 30.6 crore was done in last year’s Railway Budget to have rakes with automatic closed-door system. A senior official, who did not wish to be named, said the order for new rakes was likely to be given to Bombardier. Western Railway (WR) already runs a few Bombardier rakes. Three coaches of one rake on WR and coaches of ten rakes on Central Railway are being retrofitted with an automatic door closing system.
Dec 24 2016 (05:26)  मायानगरी में मोदी करेंगे मुंबई लोकल के ‘मन की बात’ (navbharattimes.indiatimes.com)
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Dec 19 2016 (09:12)  THE `40,000-CR PLAN TO EASE YOUR TRAIN COMMUTE (paper.hindustantimes.com)
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Dec 19 2016 (9:12AM)
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Dec 19 2016 (9:12AM)
Station Tag: Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus/CSTM added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

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Railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday said the BJP-led governments in the Centre and the state have planned a Rs40,000-crore infra boost to improve Mumbai’s lifeline
MUMBAI: Ahead of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections next year, Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday had a lot to offer to commuters from the city.
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flags off a train from Bandra to Gorakhpur at Bandra on Sunday.
Here’s some of them: a new express train from Bandra Terminus to Gorakhpur, a new platform at Dadar station, escalators at Bhayander and Vasai railway stations and 15-car services on the Western Railway (WR).
Prabhu also inaugurated the expanded wireless Internet connectivity to eight more stations, including Andheri and Borivli, and a facility for 24-fast trains to halt at Diva railway station.
That’s not all. At the inauguration function, Prabhu said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will announce a series of mega infrastructure projects for the city’s lifeline during his visit on December 24.
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis will also be present on the occasion, the railway minister said.
Modi is scheduled to visit Mumbai to conduct a bhoomipujan for the two new Metro railway lines, two elevated roads, the Sewri-Nhava Sheva Mumbai -Trans Harbour Link and the Chhatrapati Shivaji memorial.
Railway officials said the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone for MUTP-3, pegged at Rs10,947 crore.
Prabhu said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government plans to implement infrastructure work worth Rs40,000 crore for Mumbai’s suburban railways.
“The projects that are planned and are being implemented only for Mumbai, are worth more than Rs40,000 crore. The planned ones will be implemented in coming years. This is the first time that the city’s lifeline is getting the attention it deserves, after being ignored for a number of years,” Prabhu said.
The railway minister, however, stopped short of giving out the details of the upgrades.
Railway sources said the projects will include the third phase of the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP 3), the quadrupling of the Vasai-Diva-Panvel line, the Bandra-Virar elevated line and the CST-Panvel elevated corridor.
The railway projects have been under consideration for the past several years to ease the pressure on Mumbai’s suburban railway network, which ferries 75 lakh commuters daily, making it one of the world’s busiest railway networks.
Prabhu also announced that they were going to improve Thane station on the central railway as part of the Smart City project, besides developing a new terminus at Kalyan, one of the most crowded stations on the route.
“We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Union Ministry of Urban Development to include the improvement of Thane railway station in the Smart City mission,” he said.
MUMBAI URBAN TRANSPORT PROJECT III
WHAT IS PLANNED: It includes several capacity additions such as Virar-Dahanu quadrupling, a Kalva-Airoli elevated link, and doubling of the capacity between Panvel and Karjat, among others
WHAT THIS MEANS: The project is expected to increase connectivity beyond Mumbai to various centres in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region
Status: Project received a nod from the Union government
BANDRA-VIRAR ELEVATED CORRIDOR
WHAT IS PLANNED: The corridor was originally proposed between Churchgate and Virar in 2008. The BJP-led government has now revived it and is planning to implement the 48-km long line on a public private partnership basis
WHAT THIS MEANS: To lessen commuter burden on existing lines
Status: The railway ministry showed its commitment to the project in the budget, when Prabhu made an announcement about issuing tenders for the corridor
CST-PANVEL ELEVATED CORRIDOR
WHAT IS PLANNED: The project was originally sanctioned in the 2012-13 railway budget. Former Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi announced a pre-feasibility study for the project through the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation
WHAT THIS MEANS: This corridor will give direct rail connectivity to the new PROJECT international airport COST proposed at Navi Mumbai
Status: The project is waiting for an approval from the Centre

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A majority of taxes collected by the central govt by way of income tax, excise/ST etc are reverted back in thousands of crores to states by way of annual plan assistance and other funds by the Centre. These businesses, salaried persons who directly & indirectly contribute to the taxes/duties are facilitated by suburban travel, the subsidy of which is borne by IR, where as benefit is reaped by the state govt. Logically, a part of the revenue should be directly given by central govt to IR for the subsidy borne by IR, but unfortunately that did not happen. So IR ask directly to states to contribute/ participate & state govt readily agrees in many cases.
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the losses by indisrciminately increasing freight fare and lost its market share to road/air mode. This way negligence of IR by center has made IR a financially sick organisation. RMs (mis)used scarce IR funds to buy votes rather than to improve the IR. The result is before us, a cash strapped IR taking hundreds of steps (often unethical) just to increase the revenue in order to meet the necessary expenses.
Dec 17 2016 (16:56)  Maharashtra urges Centre to add ‘Maharaj’ to rail terminus, airport (indianexpress.com)
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The Maharashtra Assembly Friday unanimously adopted a resolution urging the Centre to add “Maharaj” to the international airport and railway terminus in Mumbai, already named after Maratha warrior king Chatrapati Shivaji. The resolution seeks to rename the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport as “Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport” and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station as “Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus”.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis moved the resolution in the Assembly saying the house recommends the Central Government to rename the two facilities. He also moved another resolution urging the Centre to change the name of Elphinstone Road Railway station in Mumbai to Prabhadevi.
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of Opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil seconded the resolutions. The entire house welcomed both the resolutions by thumping desks, with some members from the treasury benches raising chanting “Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj ki jai”.
The sprawling railway terminus, a marvellous structure and UNESCO World Heritage Site, was built in 1887 in Bori Bunder area of Bombay (now Mumbai) to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria, and had for over a century been known as Victoria Terminus before it was renamed after Shivaji in 1996, months after Bombay was renamed as Mumbai.
The Sahar airport in the Western suburbs was renamed as Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in 1999. Later, domestic airport at Vile Parle also came to be known as Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

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