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मुंबई सेंट्रल     मुम्बई सेन्ट्रल
[Bombay Central]

Track: Double Electric-Line

Type of Station: Junction
Number of Platforms: 5
Number of Halting Trains: 0
Number of Originating Trains: 26
Number of Terminating Trains: 26
Bhulabhai Desai Road, Opp. ST Depot, Mumbai 400008
State: Maharashtra
Elevation: 8 m above sea level
Zone: WR/Western
Division: Mumbai
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Aug 15 2017 (10:12)  Rail security beefed up for Independence Day (www.freepressjournal.in)
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Aug 15 2017 (10:12)
Station Tag: Mahim Junction/MM added by I WANT UJJAIN TO BE MADE AS TERMINAL/1458461

Aug 15 2017 (10:12)
Station Tag: Mumbai Central/BCT added by I WANT UJJAIN TO BE MADE AS TERMINAL/1458461

Aug 15 2017 (10:12)
Station Tag: Mumbai CSM Terminus/CSTM added by I WANT UJJAIN TO BE MADE AS TERMINAL/1458461

Posted by: I WANT UJJAIN TO BE MADE AS TERMINAL  17 news posts
Mumbai: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) have beefed up security at all railway stations on Independence Day by increasing platform patrolling, a separate team for sabotage checking and monitoring of empty rakes late on Monday evening. The highest number consisting of 2,100 RPF staffers would be deployed at railway stations on the central line.
The RPF of central railway has divided the security measures into three parts, which includes trains, platforms and railway yards. A four member team each for platform patrolling and crime prevention would be deployed at every station on the central line. “The patrolling would be done by commandos on the railway platforms who will keep a track on suspicious persons entering and leaving the station. Anti-sabotage checks
will be conducted by the crime prevention and security team by using the hand-held metal detectors. This will be done in order to ensure safety against a bomb-attack,” said a senior RPF official of central railway.
As a part of anti-sabotage check, the empty rakes leaving the station and reaching the railway yard on the Monday night will also be monitored by the RPF staffer.
Also Read: Mumbai: RPF plans spot fine to reduce hawkers on railway premises
At least 100 Railway Protection Force (RPF) staffers are deployed at Chhtrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) as maximum number of footfall have been recorded on this station. On Tuesday, the train escort system will also be intensified and sniffer dogs have also been deployed for the security of the commuters travelling in local trains. “The RPF staffer will also check the luggages of the commuters with the help of two baggage scanners which are operational at CSMT,” said a RPF official.
As CSMT is considered a sensitive location, two Quick Response Teams (QRT) will be conducting a round-the-clock monitoring on each station. This team will be equipped with modern weapons which includes AK-47 rifles, bullet-proof helmets and jackets. “The QRT teams will be on a 12 hour bandobast on account of Independence day. They have been deployed for quick response in case of a terror attack,” said the official.
Measures taken
At least 125 railway police officials have been deployed on the western line.
Stations between Mumbai Central to Mahim will be closely monitored by the railway police.
The working hours of each RPF staffers have increased from eight hours to 12 hours on Tuesday.
Government Railway Police have deployed two police inspectors, two assistant police inspectors, one police sub-inspector and two QRTs at every station on both central and western line.
Aug 07 2017 (08:18)  Mumbai to Delhi in 13 hours, Railways to upgrade existing train | The Indian Express (indianexpress.com)
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News Entry# 310976   Blog Entry# 2373294     
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Aug 07 2017 (08:18)
Station Tag: Mumbai Central/BCT added by 🚆Bhartiya Rail🚆/1476716

Posted by: 🚆Bhartiya Rail🚆  68 news posts
Mumbai to Delhi in 13 hours, Railways to upgrade existing train
THE RAILWAYS is finally moving to connect the country’s most high-profile route — Delhi-Mumbai — by upgrading an existing train to complete the journey in 13 hours, three hours less that the current running time for the Rajdhani, official sources told The Indian Express. The move is expected to make this link a “true overnighter”, sources said.
The first trial of this service was conducted recently, using the Linke Hofman Busch (LHB) coaches of the Rajdhani. The Railway Ministry is now assessing
the results and will conduct further trials, said sources. Members of the Railway Board will also discuss issues related to the new service in a meeting this month, said sources. Railway Board Member (Rolling Stock) Ravindra Gupta, who proposed this service, is spearheading the project.
While the existing 24-coach Mumbai Rajdhani has a sanctioned speed of 130 kmph, its average speed is about 90 kmph due to the curves and numerous other speed restrictions along the 1,386-km route that takes 15.35 hours. For the new project, a 14-coach train will be used, pulled by a single engine, even though two engines were deployed in the first trial for faster acceleration and deceleration.
The LHB coaches are designed to run at a top speed of over 150 kmph — the engines are capable of 200 kmph. However, speed restrictions owing to tracks, signalling systems and other route conditions, have forced the existing rakes to under-perform in terms of speed, said sources. In what is being termed a “soft trial”, the 14-coach rake took a little more than 13 hours with two operational halts to complete the journey. The Railways’ engineers now believe that the final product will have to cut the six halts currently on the route to two, or even one.
The second, “more serious” trial will happen after the Railway Board meeting, a member, who did not wish to be named, told The Indian Express. The sanctioned speed of the new service under trial will continue to be 130 kmph, but efforts are being made to verify if stretches where the train can attain and remain at that speed for longer can be extended. This is key to the project’s success, said sources.
The Mumbai-Delhi route, patronised largely by business travellers, has seen a major shift in favour of airlines in recent years. A true overnighter will claw back a sizeable pie of that market, said Ministry officials. This plan is parallel to the futuristic plan, which was sanctioned recently, of developing Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Howrah routes into special corridors with semi-high-speed services. While that will take years and heavy investments in infrastructure upgrade, this project will take off soon, sources said.

Aug 07 2017 (10:07)
srinivasvasanthi~   4020 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Similarly upgraded all the Golden Quadrilateral routes trains speed connecting 4 Metros

Aug 07 2017 (14:53)
a2z~   1762 blog posts
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No News and Details of the said "recently conducted high speed trial using 14 LHB coaches to cover BCT-NDLS route in 13 hrs" was read or heard earlier. Probably IR chose to keep it a low key affair. Any further details?

Aug 07 2017 (16:58)
a2z~   1762 blog posts
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I think all the 6 GQ routes shall be convered in steps in steps
Aug 06 2017 (17:23)  Foundation Stone for India’s first Bullet Train ready prior to Japan PM Shinzo Abe‘s visit to India (www.railnews.in)
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News Entry# 310936   Blog Entry# 2372869     
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Aug 06 2017 (17:23)
Station Tag: New Delhi/NDLS added by Abhishek Kumar^~/231187

Aug 06 2017 (17:23)
Station Tag: Bandra Terminus/BDTS added by Abhishek Kumar^~/231187

Aug 06 2017 (17:23)
Station Tag: Ahmedabad Junction/ADI added by Abhishek Kumar^~/231187

Aug 06 2017 (17:23)
Station Tag: Mumbai Central/BCT added by Abhishek Kumar^~/231187

Posted by: Abhishek Kumar^~  25 news posts
Indian Railways Bullet Train Project Set to Take Off With Shinzo Abe’s Visit
NEW DELHI: Plans to run India’s first bullet trains that will race between Mumbai and Ahmedabad will soon get off the drawing board. Visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will next month lay the foundation stone for the trains that could run at speeds of 350 kilometre an hour.
The project is expected to be completed for the first ride in the next six years.
bullet train will reduce the journey between Ahmedabad and Mumbai to two hours from seven; there are a total of 12 stations on the 508-km route – four of which are in Maharashtra and eight in Gujarat. Sources told that the bullet train on this route would mostly, 92 per cent, run on elevated tracks.
The bullet train will start underground from the Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai and travel 27 km through a tunnel in the sea before emerging over ground at Thane. It is estimated to cost about Rs. 97,636 crore.
“The entire funding for this or more or less 85 per cent of this will come from the Japanese and that too on very soft terms,” Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu told the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
But other cities too are going to get faster trains. Mr Prabhu said his ministry had drawn up maps for high-speed corridors on different routes between Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Mysuru and Bengaluru that would let trains touch speeds of 350 km an hour. On other routes such as Chennai-Hyderabad and Chennai-Mysuru, there would be trains that travel at speeds ranging from 160 to 250 km.
That, however, is the plan. For now, the minister conceded that India’s fastest trains – the Rajdhani and Duronto – were getting delayed because of heavy traffic on the lines. Some networks are operating at 160 per cent to 170 per cent of the capacity,” he said.
Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail project has been sanctioned for implementation with technical and financial assistance of the Japanese government. “Procurement of high speed rolling stock is an integral part of the project that envisages promoting ‘Make-in-India’ of high speed rolling stock in a phased manner,” he said.
Around 85 per cent of the funding for the project would come from the Japanese and that too on “very soft terms”. “This is the best soft term under the Overseas Development Assistance,” he added.
In reply to a query as to why Rajdhani and Duronto trains are getting delayed, Prabhu said a major reason for train delays is heavy congestion as there has been a significant increase in traffic compared to the railway infrastructure.

Aug 06 2017 (18:15)
Aslam Shaikh   256 blog posts
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This project is waste of money when majority of Indians don't get confirmed seats in trains what's the use of bullet trains

Aug 06 2017 (18:24)
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Aap mt jao
Jinko jana h vo jaenge
Jb tk free aur sasti sewa milegi logo ko tb tk railway modern b nhi ho skta h
So better h bullet train alag se aa raha h
hit b hoga...

Aug 06 2017 (20:43)
Aslam Shaikh   256 blog posts
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Dekte hai bhaiyya kitna safal ho payega yeh project.

Aug 06 2017 (20:49)
Guest: 39090be8   show all posts
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Aap japaniyo se jayda acha economics pdhe h lgta h
Tbhi flop kh rhe h
Japaniyo ko pata h ki bullet hit hogi kuki demand aur b badh jaegi 2024 tk
Future me plane ki jagah train hi chlegi...
2008 se hi is project pe nazar thi bs fark itna h ki 2014 k baad railway ko investment wala mil gaya to project shuru ho gaya
Phle nhi mila bcoz koshish b nhi ki gai

Aug 06 2017 (20:50)
KOUSH IRF^~   84476 blog posts   5303 correct pred (78% accurate)
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Why waste of money ?
India needs bullet trains to travel faster. It is necessary for development.
Jul 21 2017 (20:22)  Railways Pulled Up For Serving Foodstuff 'Unsuitable' For Consumption (www.ndtv.com)
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Jul 21 2017 (20:22)
Station Tag: Mumbai Central/BCT added by DhnEcr~/591496

Jul 21 2017 (20:22)
Station Tag: Howrah Junction/HWH added by DhnEcr~/591496

Jul 21 2017 (20:22)
Station Tag: New Delhi/NDLS added by DhnEcr~/591496

Jul 21 2017 (20:22)
Train Tag: Mumbai Central - New Delhi Rajdhani Express/12951 added by DhnEcr~/591496

Jul 21 2017 (20:22)
Train Tag: Howrah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Gaya)/12301 added by DhnEcr~/591496

Posted by: DhnEcr~  40 news posts
NEW DELHI: The CAG on Friday came down heavily on the Railways saying that cleanliness and hygiene were not being maintained in catering units at stations and in trains and it was serving foodstuff unsuitable for human consumption.
"During the inspection at selected 74 stations and 80 trains, audit noticed that cleanliness and hygiene were not being maintained at catering units at stations and in trains," the Comptroller and Auditor General of India said in a report tabled in Parliament on Friday.
"Articles unsuitable for human consumption, contaminated foodstuff, recycled foodstuff, shelf
life expired packaged and bottled items, unauthorized brands of water bottles etc were offered for sale on stations," the CAG said.
The report also stated that unpurified water straight from the tap was used in preparation of beverages, waste bins were not found covered, not emptied regularly and not washed, food stuff were not covered to protect them from flies, insects and dust, and rats and cockroaches were found in trains, etc.
The CAG also pointed out that bills were not given for the food items served in mobile units in trains. "Printed menu cards with tariff for the rate list of food items sold in the mobile units were not available with waiters and catering managers in trains," it said.
The report also highlighted that the food stuff served was less than the prescribed quantity, unapproved packaged drinking water was sold, proprietary article depot items were sold at railway stations at maximum retail price with weight and prices different from the open market and per unit of food articles sold in railway premises was significantly higher.
The CAG said that deficiencies in respect of quality of food served were also noticed.

Jul 21 2017 (20:22)
DhnEcr~   5508 blog posts
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Finally CAG even notices it what we RF have been noticing and complaining about so long recently
Video: click here
Full Report: click here
Jul 20 2017 (11:50)  IRCTC to unbundle train catering services (bureaucracytoday.com)
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Jul 20 2017 (11:50)
Station Tag: Mumbai Central/BCT added by ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Telangana Express Oops AP Express ⭐ ⭐ ⭐~/1366147

Jul 20 2017 (11:50)
Station Tag: Mumbai CSM Terminus/CSTM added by ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Telangana Express Oops AP Express ⭐ ⭐ ⭐~/1366147

Jul 20 2017 (11:50)
Station Tag: Nagpur Junction/NGP added by ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Telangana Express Oops AP Express ⭐ ⭐ ⭐~/1366147

Posted by: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Telangana Express Oops AP Express ⭐ ⭐ ⭐^~  505 news posts
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has been mandated to unbundle catering services on trains by creating a distinction primarily between food preparation and food distribution.

All four Base Kitchens under departmental operation of Zonal Railways (Nagpur, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CSTM), Mumbai Central (BCT) and Balharshah) and all kitchen units – Refreshment Rooms at A1 and A category stations, Jan Ahaar, Cell Kitchens shall be handed over to IRCTC on ‘as is where is basis’.

In order to upgrade quality of catering services, IRCTC shall set up new kitchens and upgrade existing ones. These kitchens will be owned, operated and managed by IRCTC. IRCTC shall retain the ownership and shall be fully accountable for all the issues pertaining to setting up and operation of the Base Kitchens and quality of food.

In the first phase, unbundling of catering services is under implementation on Delhi – Mumbai Sector. Base kitchens and Jan Ahaars at CSTM and BCT have been taken over by IRCTC from Zonal Railways.

New Catering Policy, inter-alia, stipulates that IRCTC shall manage catering services on all mobile units, meals for which will be picked up from the nominated kitchens owned, operated and managed by IRCTC. Further, IRCTC will engage service providers from hospitality industry for service of food in trains by giving adequate emphasis on availability of regional cuisine all over Indian Railways.

As per new Catering Policy 2017, Menu and Tariff of food items will be fixed as follows: (i) For Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains and such other trains in which catering charges are inbuilt in the passenger fare, the menu shall be decided by IRCTC in consultation with Railway Board to make it commensurate with the tariff, which will be fixed by Railway Board. (ii) For controlled segment items/standard menu/Janta Meals on units handed over to IRCTC, the menu shall be decided by IRCTC in consultation with Zonal Railways within the fixed tariff approved by Railway Board. (iii) Menu and tariffs for Food Plaza, Food Courts and Fast Food units will be decided and fixed by IRCTC.
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