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BSR/Vasai Road (7 PFs)
वसई रोड     वसई रोड
[Bassein Road]

Track: Quadruple Electric-Line

Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 7
Number of Halting Trains: 112
Number of Originating Trains: 6
Number of Terminating Trains: 6
Next to ST Depot,Navghar, Vasai 401202
State: Maharashtra
Elevation: 6 m above sea level
Zone: WR/Western
Division: Mumbai
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Jan 07 2017 (10:37)  Indian Railways trials piggyback trains in Maharashtra (www.railjournal.com)
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News Entry# 290700   Blog Entry# 2118692     
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Jan 07 2017 (10:37)
Station Tag: Boisar/BOR added by For Better Managed Indian Railways~/1546020

Jan 07 2017 (10:37)
Station Tag: Vasai Road/BSR added by For Better Managed Indian Railways~/1546020

Posted by: For Better Managed Indian Railways~  940 news posts
INDIAN Railways (IR) carried out an initial trial run with a piggyback train between Vasar Road and Boisar in Maharashtra state on January 5 as a precursor to a proposed roll-on roll-off service which will carry lorries between Kolad and Boisar.
IR has asked Central Railway and Western Railway to examine the feasibility of running piggyback trains from Jawaharlal Nehru Port, which sees more than 5000 lorry movements a day.
Lorries currently take around 7-8 hours to complete the journey between Kolad and Boisar, but the piggyback train is expected to reduce the
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trip to around six hours. Each train will carry around 40 lorries.
Konkan Railway launched India’s first piggyback service in 1999 and these services still operate today, linking Kolad with Verna in Goa and Suratkal in Karnataka.

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Jan 07 2017 (10:47)
For Better Managed Indian Railways~   1856 blog posts
Re# 2118692-1            Tags   Past Edits
Most of the trucks loaded on the RORO trains coming from Konkan Railway shall be destined to far off destinations like ST, BRC, AHM, Rajasthan, DELHI etc, then why to carry the trucks only till Boisar and not to the final destination or a location near to final destination and earn more revenue? A huge market awaits the cash strapped IR to reap benefits, but IR had been silent on this issue since decades!
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Once the major background job had already done by thee newly born KR in 1999, it is
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very easy for IR to just extend the incoming trains to their network and earn additional revenue. Unloading points have to be developed at major/identified locations which is not a big/costly affair.
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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Commentary/Human InterestCR/Central  -  

News Entry# 289648   Blog Entry# 2105585     
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Dec 26 2016 (8:52AM)
Station Tag: Taloje Panchnand/TPND added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Dec 26 2016 (8:52AM)
Station Tag: Panvel Junction/PNVL added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Dec 26 2016 (8:52AM)
Station Tag: Kalyan Junction/KYN added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Dec 26 2016 (8:52AM)
Station Tag: Bhiwandi Road/BIRD added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Dec 26 2016 (8:52AM)
Station Tag: Matheran/MAE added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Dec 26 2016 (8:52AM)
Station Tag: Uran City/UNCT added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Dec 26 2016 (8:52AM)
Station Tag: Badlapur/BUD added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Dec 26 2016 (8:52AM)
Station Tag: Ulhasnagar/ULNR added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Dec 26 2016 (8:52AM)
Station Tag: Khopoli/KHPI added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Dec 26 2016 (8:52AM)
Station Tag: Karjat Junction/KJT added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Dec 26 2016 (8:52AM)
Station Tag: Virar/VR added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Dec 26 2016 (8:52AM)
Station Tag: Vasai Road/BSR added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Dec 26 2016 (8:52AM)
Station Tag: Bhayandar/BYR added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Dec 26 2016 (8:52AM)
Station Tag: Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus/CSTM added by RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~/233871

Posted by: RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~  926 news posts
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)
For Better Managed Indian Railways~   1856 blog posts
Re# 2105585-1            Tags   Past Edits
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.
Country needs development
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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 15 2016 (11:13)  Construction of 'Panvel-Vasai-Virar' suburban route with 11 new stations (www.lokmat.com)
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New Facilities/TechnologyCR/Central  -  

News Entry# 288694     
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Posted by: Daund Lonavla Local Soon^~  37 news posts
New 11 stations will be constructed in addition to existing 13 stations:
१. नवीन पनवेल, २. टेंबोडे, ३. पिंधर, ४. निघू, ५. नारीवली, ६. नांदवली, ७. नवी डोंबिवली, ८. पिंपळस, ९. कलवार, १०. डुंगे, ११. पाये गाव.
पनवेल-विरार मार्गावर ११ नवीन स्थानके
वाढत जाणाऱ्या प्रवासी संख्येमुळे लोकलवर पडणारा ताण आणि प्रवाशांच्या मागण्या लक्षात घेत, येत्या काही वर्षांत नवीन रेल्वे स्थानकांची भर मुंबई उपनगरीय लोकल
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मार्गावर पडणार आहे. एमआरव्हीसीकडून पनवेल-वसई-विरार कॉरिडोर बांधला जाणार असून, या प्रकल्पांतर्गत ११ नवीन स्थानकांचा समावेश केला आहे. महत्त्वाची बाब म्हणजे, या प्रकल्पांतर्गत नवी डोंबिवली स्थानकही उदयास येईल. सध्या प्रकल्प अंतिम मंजुरीसाठी केंद्राकडे असल्याची माहिती एमआरव्हीसीकडून देण्यात आली.
एमआरव्हीसीच्या ११ हजार कोटी किमतीच्या एमयूटीपी-३ ला केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडळाकडून नुकतीच मंजुरी देण्यात आली. त्यामुळे यातील सर्व प्रकल्प येत्या पाच वर्षांत मार्गी लागू शकतात. या प्रकल्पांबरोबरच एमआरव्हीसीने पनवेल-वसई-विरार कॉरीडोर प्रकल्पही स्वतंत्रपणे मंजुरीसाठी केंद्राकडे पाठवला आहे. प्रकल्पात दोन नवीन लाइन येणार असून, त्यामुळे लोकल प्रवास सुकर होण्यास मदत मिळेल. ७0 किलोमीटर असलेल्या प्रकल्पाची किंमत तब्बल ९ हजार कोटी रुपये आहे. पनवेल-वसई-विरार कॉरीडोरमध्ये एकूण २४ स्थानके आहेत. यामध्ये सध्या याच मार्गावर असणाऱ्या १३ स्थानकांचा समावेश असेल. त्या व्यतिरिक्त आणखी नवीन ११ रेल्वे स्थानकांचा समावेश करण्यात आला आहे.
महत्त्वाची बाब नवीन अकरा स्थानकांत नवीन पनवेल हे स्थानक येतानाच नवीन डोंबिवली स्थानकही उदयास येईल. या संदर्भात एमआरव्हीसीचे अध्यक्ष आणि व्यवस्थापकीय संचालक प्रभात सहाय यांना विचारले असता, सर्वात मोठा प्रकल्प असून, पाच वर्षांत त्याचे काम पूर्ण करण्याचे उद्दिष्ट आहे. रेल्वे बोर्ड, निती आयोगानंतर आता केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडळाकडे अंतिम मंजुरीसाठी प्रकल्प आहे. या प्रकल्पाला अंतिम मंजुरीही लवकरच मिळेल. प्रकल्पात नवीन अकरा स्थानकांचा समावेश करण्यात आला आहे.
प्रस्तावित ११ स्थानके : १. नवीन पनवेल, २. टेंबोडे, ३. पिंधर, ४. निघू, ५. नारीवली, ६. नांदवली, ७. नवी डोंबिवली, ८. पिंपळस, ९. कलवार, १०. डुंगे, ११. पाये गाव.
Dec 15 2016 (10:22)  Inaugration of New Facilities (www.lokmat.com)
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New Facilities/Technology

News Entry# 288691     
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Dec 15 2016 (10:29AM)
Station Tag: Vasai Road/BSR added by Daund Lonavla Local Soon~/1269766

Dec 15 2016 (10:29AM)
Station Tag: Andheri/ADH added by Daund Lonavla Local Soon~/1269766

Dec 15 2016 (10:29AM)
Station Tag: Dadar Western/DDR added by Daund Lonavla Local Soon~/1269766

Dec 15 2016 (10:29AM)
Station Tag: Bhayandar/BYR added by Daund Lonavla Local Soon~/1269766

Posted by: Daund Lonavla Local Soon^~  37 news posts
Inaugration expected on 18th December 2016: Escalator at BND/Bhandup
Escalator at DDR/Dadar, BSR/Vasai Road, BYR/Bhayandar
Wifi at DDR/Dadar & ADH/Andheri. (marathi news)
Sep 17 2016 (12:27)  No Day Block on WR on this Sunday WR'S NIGHT BLOCK BETWEEN VASAI ROAD AND VIRAR (www.wr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Major Accidents/DisruptionsWR/Western  -  IR Press Release  

News Entry# 280380     
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Sep 17 2016 (12:27PM)
Station Tag: Vasai Road/BSR added by kab mere acche din aayenge~/573824

Sep 17 2016 (12:27PM)
Station Tag: Virar/VR added by kab mere acche din aayenge~/573824

Posted by: kab mere acche din aayenge~  24 news posts
A jumbo block will be taken from 00.00 hrs to 02.30 hrs o­n Up fast line and from 01.20 hrs to 03.50 hrs o­n Dn fast line between Vasai Road and Virar stations during the midnight falling between Saturday, 17th Sept, 2016 & Sunday, 18th Sept, 2016 for the maintenance of track, signaling and overhead equipments. Hence there will be no Day Block o­n this Sunday i.e.18th September, 2016 o­n WR's suburban section. Detailed information to this effect is available with concerned Station Masters. Passengers are requested to take note of the above arrangements.
Aug 31 2016 (19:24)  W. RLY TO RUN 8 MORE GANAPATI SPECIAL TRAINS FROM VASAI ROAD TO MANGALORE JN. & MADGAON (www.wr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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New/Special TrainsWR/Western  -  IR Press Release  

News Entry# 278723   Blog Entry# 1977472     
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Aug 31 2016 (7:24PM)
Station Tag: Vasai Road/BSR added by knkprasad956*^~/287013

Posted by: knkprasad956*^~  514 news posts
W. RLY TO RUN 8 MORE GANAPATI SPECIAL TRAINS
FROM VASAI ROAD TO MANGALORE JN. & MADGAON
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For the convenience of passengers during Ganapati Festival and to clear the extra rush during the season, Western Rly will run fully Reserved Special trains to Mangalore and Madgaon. These trains shall be fully
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reserved and the fares chargeable will be inclusive of special charges.
·00115 /00116 Vasai Road – Mangalore Jn. Special Train o­n Special Fare (Fully Reserved)
Train No. 00115 Vasai Road – Mangalore Special train will leave Vasai Road at 13.45 hrs o­n Saturday and reach Mangalore Jn. at 11.00 hrs, the next day.
Similarly, in return direction Train No.00116 Mangalore - Vasai Road Special train will leave Mangalore Jn. at 18.00 hrs o­n Sunday and will reach Vasai Road at 12.50 hrs, the next day.
Train No. 00115 will run Ex Vasai Road o­n 03rd & 10th September, 2016 and Train No. 00116 will run Ex Mangalore Jn. o­n 04th & 11th September, 2016 (TOTAL - 4 trips).
The train will halt at Panvel, Roha, Mangaon, Veer, Khed, Chiplun, Savarda, Sangameshwar, Ratnagiri, Adavali, Rajapur Road, Vaibhavwadi Road, Kankavali, Sindhudurg, Kudal, Sawantwadi Road, Thivim, Madgaon, Karwar, Kumta, Bhatkal, Mookambika Road Byndoor, Kundapura, Udupi, and Suratkal stations in both directions.
The train will have Second Seating Reserved Coaches.
·00111 / 00112 Vasai Road – Madgaon - Special Train o­n Special fare (Fully Reserved)
Train No. 00111 Vasai Road – Madgaon Special train will leave Vasai Road at 13.45 hrs on Monday and reach Madgaon at 03.00 hrs, the next day.
Similarly, in return direction Train No.00112 Madgaon - Vasai Road Special train will leave Madgaon at 21.00 hrs o­n Friday and will reach Vasai Road at 12.50 hrs, the next day.
Train No. 00111 will run Ex Vasai Road o­n 5th & 12th September, 2016 and Train No. 00112 will run Ex Madgaon o­n 2nd & 9th September, 2016 (TOTAL - 4 trips).
The train will halt at Panvel, Roha, Mangaon, Veer, Khed, Chiplun, Savarda, Sangameshwar Road, Ratnagiri, Adavali, Rajapur Road, Vaibhavwadi Road, Kankavali, Sindhudurg, Kudal, Sawantwadi Road and Thivim stations in both directions.
The train will have Second Seating Reserved Coaches.
The booking for train no. 00115 & 00111 will be opened from 2nd September, 2016 at all PRS counters and IRCTC website with advance reservation period of 60 days.
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Aug 30 2016 (22:35)  RUNNING OF GANPATI SPECIAL TRAINS ON KONKAN RAILWAY ROUT (www.konkanrailway.com)
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News Entry# 278596     
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Aug 30 2016 (10:36PM)
Station Tag: Mangaluru Junction (Mangalore)/MAJN added by Akshay Mahapadi/33893

Aug 30 2016 (10:36PM)
Station Tag: Surathkal/SL added by Akshay Mahapadi/33893

Aug 30 2016 (10:36PM)
Station Tag: Udupi/UD added by Akshay Mahapadi/33893

Aug 30 2016 (10:36PM)
Station Tag: Byndoor Mookambika Road/BYNR added by Akshay Mahapadi/33893

Aug 30 2016 (10:36PM)
Station Tag: Bhatkal/BTJL added by Akshay Mahapadi/33893

Aug 30 2016 (10:36PM)
Station Tag: Kumta/KT added by Akshay Mahapadi/33893

Aug 30 2016 (10:36PM)
Station Tag: Karwar/KAWR added by Akshay Mahapadi/33893

Aug 30 2016 (10:36PM)
Station Tag: Madgaon Junction/MAO added by Akshay Mahapadi/33893

Aug 30 2016 (10:36PM)
Station Tag: Thivim/THVM added by Akshay Mahapadi/33893

Aug 30 2016 (10:36PM)
Station Tag: Sawantwadi Road/SWV added by Akshay Mahapadi/33893

Aug 30 2016 (10:36PM)
Station Tag: Kudal/KUDL added by Akshay Mahapadi/33893

Aug 30 2016 (10:36PM)
Station Tag: Sindhudurg/SNDD added by Akshay Mahapadi/33893

Aug 30 2016 (10:36PM)
Station Tag: Kankavali/KKW added by Akshay Mahapadi/33893

Aug 30 2016 (10:36PM)
Station Tag: Vaibhavwadi Road/VBW added by Akshay Mahapadi/33893

Aug 30 2016 (10:36PM)
Station Tag: Rajapur Road/RAJP added by Akshay Mahapadi/33893

Aug 30 2016 (10:36PM)
Station Tag: Ratnagiri/RN added by Akshay Mahapadi/33893

Aug 30 2016 (10:36PM)
Station Tag: Adavali/ADVI added by Akshay Mahapadi/33893

Aug 30 2016 (10:36PM)
Station Tag: Sangameshwar Road/SGR added by Akshay Mahapadi/33893

Aug 30 2016 (10:36PM)
Station Tag: Savarda/SVX added by Akshay Mahapadi/33893

Aug 30 2016 (10:36PM)
Station Tag: Chiplun/CHI added by Akshay Mahapadi/33893

Aug 30 2016 (10:36PM)
Station Tag: Khed/KHED added by Akshay Mahapadi/33893

Aug 30 2016 (10:36PM)
Station Tag: Veer/VEER added by Akshay Mahapadi/33893

Aug 30 2016 (10:36PM)
Station Tag: Mangaon/MNI added by Akshay Mahapadi/33893

Aug 30 2016 (10:36PM)
Station Tag: Roha/ROHA added by Akshay Mahapadi/33893

Aug 30 2016 (10:36PM)
Station Tag: Panvel Junction/PNVL added by Akshay Mahapadi/33893

Aug 30 2016 (10:36PM)
Station Tag: Vasai Road/BSR added by Akshay Mahapadi/33893

Aug 30 2016 (10:36PM)
Train Tag: Indore - Vikramnagar Simhasth Special/00116 added by Akshay Mahapadi/33893

Aug 30 2016 (10:36PM)
Train Tag: Vikramnagar - Indore Simhasth Special/00115 added by Akshay Mahapadi/33893

Aug 30 2016 (10:36PM)
Train Tag: Indore - Vikramnagar Simhasth Special/00112 added by Akshay Mahapadi/33893

Aug 30 2016 (10:36PM)
Train Tag: Vikramnagar - Indore Simhasth Special/00111 added by Akshay Mahapadi/33893

Posted by: Akshay Mahapadi~  19 news posts
30-August-2016

Good news for passengers !! it has been decided to run reserved special trains between Mangalore Junction / Madgaon – Vasai Road – Madgaon / Mangalore Junction to clear extra rush of passengers during Ganpati festival in co-ordination with Central & Western Railway. Details of train services are given as under :-
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Train No. 00112/ 00111 Madgaon – Vasai Road – Madgaon Special Train on Special Fare (Reserved) :-
Train No. 00112 Madgaon – Vasai Road Express will leave from Madgaon 21.00 Hrs on 02nd & 09th September 2016. Train will reach Vasai at 12.50 Hrs. On Next Day.
Train No. 00111 Vasai Road – Madgaon Express will leave from Madgaon 13.45 Hrs on 05th & 12th September 2016. Train will reach Madgaon at 03.00 Hrs. On Next Day.
Train will have 16 Coaches and will halt at Thivim, Sawantwadi Road, Kudal, Sindhudurg, Kankavali, Vaibhavwadi Road, Rajapur Road, Adavali, Ratnagiri, Sangameshwar Road, Savarda, Chiplun, Khed, Veer, Mangaon, Roha, and Panvel Statons.
2) Train No. 00115 /00116 Mangalore Junction – Vasai Road – Mangalore Junction Special Train on Special Fare (Reserved) :-
Train No. 00115 Vasai Road – Mangalore Junction Special will leave from Vasai at 13.45 Hrs on 03rd and 10th September 2016. Train will reach Mangalore 11.00 Hrs on Next Day.
Train No. 00116 Mangalore Junction - Vasai Road Special will leave from Mangalore Junction at 18.00 Hrs on 04th and 11th September 2016. Train will reach Vasai Road 12.50 Hrs on Next Day.
Train will have 16 Coaches and will halt at Suratkal, Udupi, Kundapura, Mookambika Road Byndoor, Bhatkal, Kumta, Karwar, Madgaon, Thivim, Sawantwadi Road, Kudal, Sindhudurg, Kankavali, Vaibhavwadi Road, Rajapur Road, Adavali, Ratnagiri, Sangameshwar Road, Savarda, Chiplun, Khed, Veer, Mangaon, Roha and Panvel Statons.

Passengers may avail of the services.

(L. K. Verma)
Chief Public Relations Officer
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he rise in heritage walks in the past year is proof that it’s possible to move around freely in the city as a tourist. We also take a look at some of the people who have toiled hard to make Mumbai a heritage city
With a history that is over 300 years old, Mumbai has grown from a cluster of seven islands to one of the largest metropolises in the world. Today, in the midst of reclaiming of land, the burning of garbage, the crowded trains and the influx of people coming in and moving out of the city, Mumbai has – despite the rise in the number of skyscrapers – still managed to retain its heritage.
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According to the BMC, the biggest challenge they face is protecting and preserving the city’s heritage without coming in the way of development. As the city hasn’t been segregated into heritage zones and non-heritage zones, this challenge becomes greater. “The heritage conservation drive in Mumbai can provide an opportunity not only to restore the original beauty of heritage structures, but also to spruce up and beautify the surrounding areas,” the article read.
What Mumbaikars are doing
Today, a number of individuals have recognised the value of Mumbai’s history and have started selling the city as a walking city. However, for most Mumbaikars – and this writer is as guilty of this as many – the city’s tourism comprised the The Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, Dhobi Ghat and Colaba Causeway and maybe a trip towards Worli and Bandra to see the forts.
I was, however, in for a shock when I went on a heritage walk around Gamdevi near Girgaon. That tour conducted by Khaki Tours, an initiative by Bharat Gothoskar, showed me places including the hall where the Indian National Congress was born, the ‘other Gateway of India’, the Theosophical Society, Mumbai’s narrowest road and the Raut Bungalow, which was built in 1889. To tell the truth, we were shown around 30 spots in a one-and-a-half kilometre radius.
Ghothoskar isn’t the only person obsessed with the city’s heritage. Rajendra Aklekar, a former journalist with dna, has been obsessed with the city’s railway route and his book Halt Station India, which focuses on Mumbai’s rail service, gives the reader trivia related to the first tram route in the city, as well as stations that existed in the 19th century such as the Bori Bunder station that no longer exists.
Making Mumbai a walking city
Marketing professional Meghna Girohtra, the founder of Instagram page Mumbai Instagrammers, also believes that the city provides plenty of walking opportunities. “There are several citizens who do their research and conduct walks in Fort, Gamdevi, Bhuleshwar, Parel, Byculla and even Vasai. It’s true that traffic can be chaotic, but heritage walks across the city is proof that Mumbai can be walker-friendly if it has to be. Residents too need to be smart and walk in the bylanes that don’t have traffic, but can potentially share some fantastic city history,” she said.
Moolchand Dedhia of PhotoKonnect, a photography group that conducts walks across the city, added that Mumbai has potential to be walker-friendly. “In areas such as Crawford Market, which has so much, heritage, walking becomes difficult because of illegal hawkers and motorists who double park. If these cases are curbed, then I don’t see a problem why we can’t have more such walks,” he said.
Jun 26 2016 (10:23)  After 5-yr delay, Vasai overbridge opened to traffic (www.thehindu.com)
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Nearly seven years after the project was initiated, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) on Saturday threw open a Rail Overbridge (ROB) connecting the eastern and western parts to facilitate smoother flow of traffic.
The bridge, while awaiting inauguration at the hands of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, witnessed some drama on June 16 when long-suffering residents and political activists removed the barricades and declared it open. Scheduled to be completed by 2011, the delay forced residents to use a 50-year-old ROB leading to traffic congestion and inconvenience.
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minutes later by the police, political outfits like the MNS and Vasai Jan Andolan Samiti staged protests demanding it be opened for use. To inhibit residents from using it, the MMRDA had put up a notice stating the bridge’s railings were yet to be complete and it should not be used for safety reasons. The ROB was finally thrown open in the presence of Vishnu Sawra, State Tribal Development Minister and Guardian Minister for Palghar, local BJP MP Chintaman Wanaga and Bahujan Vikas Aghadi MLA Hitendra Thakur. Constructed at a cost of Rs 48 crore, the 736-metre long and 11-metre wide ROB is an addition to the already existing one, which is only 8 metres wide and bears water pipelines and electric cables.
Now, with the new and additional arm, both bridges will be able to carry one-way traffic providing much needed relief to motorists.
Pravin Darade, Additional Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA, said “The metropolitan region is top on our priority list.

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एकाच प्लॅटफॉर्मवर प्रसाधनगृह; महिला प्रवाशांचे हाल वसई रोड रेल्वे स्थानकावर सकाळ-संध्याकाळ प्रवाशांची गर्दी असते. मात्र तरीही या स्थानकाकडे पश्चिम रेल्वे प्रशासनाचे दुर्लक्ष झालेले आहे. या स्थानकावर सात प्लॅटफॉर्म आहेत, मात्र त्यांपैकी केवळ सात क्रमांकाच्या प्लॅटफॉर्मवरच प्रसाधनगृहाची सोय आहे. अन्य प्लॅटफॉर्मवर प्रसाधनांची सोय नसल्याने प्रवाशांचे खूपच हाल होत आहे. महिला प्रवाशांसाठी कोणतीही सोय नसल्याने त्यांना अनेक अडचणींचा सामना करावा लागत आहे. मुंबई उपनगरीय लोहमार्गावरील वसई रोड हे महत्त्वाचे स्थानक आहे. लांब पल्ल्याच्या गाडय़ा या स्थानकातून सुटतात. स्थानक परिसरात आणि आजूबाजूच्या वस्तीतील लोकसंख्या वेगाने वाढत आहे. मुंबईतील अनेक कुटुंब वसईमध्ये स्थायिक झालेली आहेत. त्यामुळे या स्थानकावरील गर्दी वाढत चालली आहे. मात्र एकीकडे प्रवाशांची गर्दी वाढत असताना त्याप्रमाणा या स्थानकावर प्रसाधनगृहांची नीट व्यवस्था नाही. या स्थानकात फलाट क्रमांक ७ वगळता कोणत्याही फलाटावर प्रसाधनगृहांची व्यवस्था नसल्याने प्रवाशांचे हाल होत आहेत. लघुशंकेसाठीही जागा नसल्याने प्रवासी स्थानकाच्या आडबाजूचा वापर करतात. त्यामुळे परिसर अस्वच्छ होऊन दरुगधी पसरते आणि त्याचा त्रास प्रवाशांनाच होत आहे. महिला प्रवाशांसाठी मात्र कोणतीही सोय...
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नसल्याने त्यांची कुचंबणा होत आहे. या समस्येकडे पश्चिम रेल्वे प्रशासन दुर्लक्ष करत असल्याचे दिसून येत आहे. याप्रकरणी विविध प्रवासी संघटना, राजकीय पक्ष आणि महिला संघटनांनी अनेकदा प्रसाधनगृहांची मागणी केली. मात्र रेल्वे प्रशासन केवळ आश्वासने देत असल्याने प्रवाशांमध्ये संतापाचे वातावरण आहे. प्रवाशांचा संताप वसई रोड स्थानकात एटीएम यंत्रणा आहे. एटीएम यंत्रणा ही काळाची गरज आहे. पण प्रसाधनगृहे हीही काळाचीच गरज आहे. सध्या देशभर ‘स्वच्छ भारत अभियान’ राबवले जात असताना रेल्वे प्रशासन झोपले आहे का, असा संतप्त सवाल प्रवाशांनी केला आहे. वसई रोड रेल्वे स्थानकात फक्त प्लॅटफॉर्म क्रमांक सातवर प्रसाधनगृह असल्याने वृद्धांना प्रत्येक वेळी जिने चढून तेथे जाणे शक्य होत नाही, तसेच या ठिकाणी हे एकच प्रसाधनगृह असल्याने त्या ठिकाणी दरुगधीचे साम्राज्य पसरले आहे. रात्रीच्या वेळी तर प्लॅटफॉर्म क्रमांक सातवर जाण्यास धोकादायक वाटत असल्याने प्लॅटफॉर्म क्रमांक एक किंवा दोनवर प्रसाधनगृहे उभारावीत, अशी मागणी आहे. – कोमल जेठे, महिला प्रवासी
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