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20 days Mumbai Shopping Festival in Jan-2018

Maharashtra Government on the lines of Dubai Festival has organised 20 days of Mumbai Shopping Festival. Festival will start from January 12 and will go on till January 31th. During the festival period there are discounts and offers given by various brands, hotels, shopping malls, streets. Many of these setups will remain open late night during the festival period.

There will be musical shows, Artists Events & screening of popular movies and discounted rates. Many of the malls, hotels, retailers has signed up for Mumbai Shopping Festival of January 2018.

Many community delicacies at tourists spots will also be attraction of Mumbai Shopping Festival. There will be Food Truck zones setup during the weekends.

There about 500 performance shows planned across 13 locations of Mumbai like, Girgaon, Chowpatty, Worli, Crawford Market, Shivaji Park, Dadar, Bandra, Carter Road, Juhu Beach, International Airport, Domestic Airport, Vashi Railway Station, The Walk in Thane, Cypress Garden in Mulund, Galleria Mall in Powai & Maxus Mall at Mira Road.

Mumbai Shopping Festival 12-31 January 2018 Initiative by Maharashtra Govt, MTDC  It’s time to celebrate your love for shopping POSITION MUMBAI AS THE NEXT SHOPPING DESTINATION PUT MUMBAI ON THE WORLD MAP SHOPPING + EXCITING PRIZES + ENTERTAINMENT + LIFESTYLE + EXPERIENCES 20DAYS  It’s a platform to showcase flavors of Maharashtra A FESTIVAL TO ENGAGE THE FAMILIES MUMBAI ON SALE EXCITING OFFERS DISCOUNTS UPTO 5000 BRANDS 12th JAN – 31st JAN MMRDA Region Virar - Vasai It will activate the entire region  Associations In Association with various retail and commerce governing bodies Shopping Partners • We will access all the major malls in the city • Partnering with restaurants, hotels, multi-brand and single-brand retail outlets, departmental stores, petrol pumps, General Stores, automobile outlets, movie theatres, online shopping portals, Airline partners, Transport partners, etc. • Well known shopping areas like Colaba Causeway, Fashion Street, Bandra Link Road, etc. will also be part of the shopping festival  Brand Ambassador One person to signify the true Maharashtrian culture and it’s pride  Devendra Fadnavis Chief Minister of Maharashtra  Participation Process • All that the shoppers has to do is purchase a minimum of Rs 500 from any of the participating registered MSF outlets and SMS • <MSF> <Invoice Number> <Shop Name Location> <Amount> <Answer of the Question> to 58XXX • This will give the person a chance to win exciting prizes though lucky draws within the stipulated period • The winners would be selected by a computerized random draw (in association with E&Y or PWC) Bumper Prizes Categories     Bumper Prize Weekly Prize Daily Prizes   Prizes Dream House in Mumbai (Optional) Luxury cars Gold (and other jewelry) 100% Cash back Holiday Packages Appliances (and gadgets) And many more  Retailers Process Retail Registration 1. Signing up of Retailers − Online – through website − Forms will be made available for offline registration − Over the phone registration 2. Listing of Retailers 3. Marketing Collaterals to be made available to the Retailers via courier Call Center 1. SMS data gets collated at the backend 2. Daily Winners / Weekly Winners declared using randomizer 3. Winners are called to verify details 4. Prizes couriered / asked to be collected Registration Fee     Retail Registration Fee Rs 5000/- (excl. Taxes) Real Estate Registration Fee Rs 1,00,000/- (excl. Taxes)  Marketing Plan In the pre festival phase we will communicate to the consumers about the lucrative offers and how they can participate to win the prizes    ATL • Radio • TV Campaign • Newspapers • Magazines • OOH • PR events BTL • Mall Branding • Store Branding • Public Places Branding • Roadshows • Ambient branding • Public hangouts Digital Media • Website • Social Media buzz • YouTube teasers • Online advertising  Opening & Closing Ceremony • Chief Minister of Maharashtra, along with few dignitaries will launch the Mumbai Shopping Festival, which will be held on 12th Jan, at the Jio Gardens, BKC • Similarly the closing Ceremony will be held on 31st Jan, at Gateway Of India Shopping Partners Major Malls in Mumbai (incl. Thane-Kalyan, Navi Mumbai and Virar- Vasai regions) • High Street Phoenix • Phoenix Market City • Oberoi Mall, Goregaon • R City Mall, Ghatkopar • Infinity Mall, Malad • Inorbit Mall, Vashi • Grand Central, Seawoods • Viviana Mall, Thane Major Supermarkets in the city     • D Mart • Big Bazaar • The Bombay Store • Haiko Supermarket • Nature’s Basket • Reliance Digital • Reliance Mart • Vijay Sales • Reliance Fresh • Crossword  Festival Entertainment • There will be multiple events across the city, covering the length and breadth of the city on the weekends throughout the festival • Ticketed events and 11 non-ticketed events spread across the city • 500 performances from various genres 500+ PERFORMANCES MUSIC CONCERTS MUSIC FROM ALL GENRES 13 STAGE EVENTS 13 SPOTS ACROSS MUMBAI + PERFORMING ARTS Who will perform? Local musicians, Bollywood, Marathi folk, Upcoming talent, College Bands, Rock and Indie pop, Jazz, Rock, Classical, International EDM artists and other genres   Arenas Venue: 1. Girgaon Chowpatty 2. Worli Sea Face 3. Shivaji Park, Dadar 4. Carter Road, Bandra 5. Juhu Beach 6. International Airport 7. Domestic Airport 8. Outside 3Star Hotel, Kharghar 9. Vashi Railway Station 10. Upvan Lake, Thane 11. Cypress Garden, Mulund 12. Galleria Mall, Powai 13. Maxus Mall, Mira Road This would be defined zones where we propose to have shopping and entertainment that would go on till 4 am only over the weekends; ensuring that there is absolutely no disturbance to residences. 13th – 14th – Jio Gardens, BKC 19th – 20th – Mindspace, Malad 26th - 27th - Powai Food Trucks at famous public hangout spots, during the weekend in association with Food Truck Association Of India (TFTA) 13th – 14th – Worli Seaface 19th – 20th – Mindspace, Malad 26th - 27th - Powai MSF Flashmob Local Flavor   • Flashmobs performed at public hangouts to create more hype about the festival • In association with the Dabbawalas of Mumbai, we will send out the message to the mass • Every brand can get a chance to customize their Flashmob and communicate their brand message through the medium of song and dance • Every tiffin will have the info on MSF and special discount coupons Airport Facilities Shopping area at the T1 and T2 terminals of the airport will also be part of the shopping festival, offering discounts and branding space for participating brands. Transportation Hop-on-hop-off busses will be planned for the festival duration. In association with BEST, we will create routes covering the malls and the tourist sports. A person can easily move around the town using Festival Tickets during the 20 days and witness all the events as well get inside a mall for shopping.  Branding The Whole City  • The entire city will be branded during the 20 days to create more hype and awareness • Participating brands can also leverage on the opportunity to display their offers and logos • LED screens across the town, Rickshaw branding, Toll Naka hoardings, Bus shelter, Mumbai Metro branding, Mumbai Local branding, Hoarding at various public hangouts, and other ambient installations    **This idea is subject to permissions from MTDC

Toll Tax stopped on 12 nakas & exempted at 53 for LMVs

toll plaza, Naka at kalwa

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis announced scrapping of 12 toll plazas in the state with effective from 1st June, 2015. He also announced 53 other Toll Plazas where LMV and ST Buses will be exempted.

Five entry point Tolls in Mumbai will remain operational and there is no change to that.

It is known from sources that Dahisar, Thane, Mulund, Airoli and Vashi Toll Plazas bring about 4000 crores revenue to the Government.

Decision to close these Toll Plazas will increase the burden by 500 crores to the Government.

12 Toll Plazas/Nakas which will completely stop by 31-May-2015

  1. Toll naka at Wadwal on Alibaug-Pen-Khopoli Road
  2. Toll naka at Shikrapur on Wadgaon-Chakan-Shikrapur (state highway 55)
  3. Toll naka at Mohod on Mohod-Kurul-Kamti-Mundrup (state highway 13)
  4. Toll naka at Bhandara dongar on Wadgaon-Chakan_Shikrapur (state highway 55)
  5. Toll naka at Kusdab on Tembhurni-Kurdewadi-Barshi-Latur Road (stat e highway 77)
  6. Toll naka at Akole on Ahmednagar-Karmala-Tembhurni Road (state highway 141)
  7. Toll naka at Dhakambe on Nashik-Wani Road (state highway 17)
  8. Toll naka at Nanduri on Nashik-Wani Road (state highway 17)
  9. Toll naka at Shraptshrangi Gadh (checknaka) on Nashik-Wani Road (state highway 17)
  10. Toll naka near Tapi bridge on Bhusawal-Yawal-Faijpur Road
  11. Rawaltekdi toll naka​
  12. Tadali toll naka on railway over bridge at Chandrapur  (MSRDC road)

Other Toll Nakas where Light Motor Vehicles (LMV) or State Transport (ST) Buses won’t have to pay toll tax

  1. Toll naka at Kasheli- Bhivandi
  2. Toll naka at Maladi on Chinchoti-Kaman road
  3. Toll naka at Waghate on Monorwada Road in Bhiwandi
  4. Toll naka at Kawad on Manor Wada in Bhiwandi
  5. Toll naka at Shilapur on Nashik-Aurangabad road
  6. Toll naka on Shilapur Railway overbridge
  7. Toll naka at Shendi on Ahmednagar-Wadala-Aurangabad Road
  8. Toll naka on Limbe between Wadala and Valuj
  9. Toll naka at Khadakphata between Wadala and Valuj
  10. Toll naka at Dehre on Ahmrednagar Kopargaon highway
  11. Toll naka at Mhasane phata on Pune-Ahmednagar road
  12. Toll naka at Bhabadbari on Prakasha-Satana road
  13. Toll naka at Taharbad on Prakasha-Satana road
  14. Toll naka at Dugeron on Chandwad-Manmad road
  15. Toll naka at Panewadi on Chandwad-Manmad road
  16. Toll naka at Yesgaon on Malegaon-Kopergaon road
  17. Toll naka at Ladgaon on Aurangabad-Jalna Road
  18. Toll naka at Nagewadi on Aurangabad-Jalna road
  19. Toll naka at Barbada on Nanded-Narsi Road
  20. Toll naka at Khanapur on Narsi-Delgur Road
  21. Toll naka at Pimpriphata on Jalna-Watur Road
  22. Toll naka at Malkapur in Buldana
  23. ​Toll naka on Aarambha in Jam Varera
  24. Toll naka at Nanduri on Chandrapur-Bamni road
  25. Toll naka at Visapur on Chandrapur-Bamni road​


To know the operational Toll Plazas in Mumbai and Toll Tax and Monthly Pass details


New Timetable applicable from 15-Nov-2014

New CR local train timetable from 15-nov-2014



The new suburban Time Table for Main line will come in to force from 15.11.2014. Though the total number of services will remain same as existing i.e. 825 services (809 services of 12-car and 16 services of 15-car) the total passenger Kms will increase from 44572 Kms to 45220 Kms i.e. increase of 648 Kms. This has been achieved by extension of existing services and speeding up of services.



  1. Kalyan-CST local leaving Kalyan at 05.52 hrs is extended and will leave Ex Titwala at 05.36 hrs.
  2. Titwala- Kurla local leaving Titwala at 06.50 hrs is extended upto CST.
  3. Badlapur-Dadar local leaving Badlapur at 09.02 hrs is extended upto CST.
  4. Asangaon- Kalyan local leaving Asangaon at 07.10 hrs is extended upto CST.
  5. CST-Thane local leaving CST at 17.00 hrs is extended upto Kalyan.
  6. CST-Kurla local leaving CST at 17.04 hrs is extended upto Thane.
  7. CST-Kurla local leaving CST at 18.17 hrs is extended upto Kalyan.
  8. Kurla-Dombivli local leaving Kurla at 20.05 hrs is extended upto Kalyan.
  9. Kalyan-CST local leaving Kalyan at 05.21 hrs is extended and will leave Ex Ambernath at 05.05 hrs.
  10. Ambernath-CST local leaving Ambernath at 05.46 hrs is extended and will leave Ex Badlapur at 05.41 hrs.
  11. Kalyan-CST local leaving Kalyan at 06.40 hrs is extended and will leave Ex Badlapur at 06.14 hrs.
  12. Thane-Karjat local leaving Thane at 09.04 hrs is extended and will leave Ex CST at 08.29 hrs.
  13. CST-Kalyan local leaving CST at 21.49 hrs is extended upto Badlapur.
  14. CST-Dombivli local leaving CST at 21.42 hrs is extended upto Kalyan.
  15. CST-Ambernath local leaving CST at 22.38 hrs is extended upto Badlapur.
  16. Karjat-Thane local leaving Karjat at 21.56 hrs is extended upto CST.




  1. Kalyan – Dadar local will leave Kalyan at 09.16 hrs and arrive Dadar at 10.25 hrs.
  2. Kalyan – Thane local will leave Kalyan at 11.07 hrs and arrive Thane at 11.38 hrs.
  3. Khopoli – Karjat local will leave Khopoli at 21.07 hrs and arrive Karjat at 21.32 hrs.
  4. Karjat – Khopoli local will leave Karjat at 21.40 hrs and arrive Khopoli at 22.05 hrs.



  1. Ambernath – CST local leaving Ambernath at 22.18 hrs
  2. CST – Kurla local leaving CST at 00.18 hrs.
  3. Ambernath – CST local leaving Ambernath at 22.52 hrs.
  4. CST – Kurla local leaving CST at 00.34 hrs.



  1. All services o­n CST-Kalyan Fast Corridor; Kalyan-Khopoli section and Kalyan-Kasara section will run with new DC-AC rakes and old DC-AC rakes which are having speed limit of 100 kmph.
  2. Speeding up of trains – o­n fast corridor between CST – Kalyan from 60” to 58” (saving of 2 minutes), o­n South-East section between Kalyan – Karjat from 54” to 50” (saving of 4 minutes) and o­n North-East section between Kalyan – Kasara from 75” to 70” (saving of 5 minutes).
  3. Services o­n Thane – Kalyan section increased from 410 to 423.
  4. Additional services from Badlapur leaving at 05.49 hrs, 06.14 hrs and 06.47 hrs. Prior to this the first local was leaving Badlapur at 06.57 hrs.
  5. o­ne additional service in morning peak hours between Kalyan – Dadar.
  6. Last local connection for CST bound passengers from Asangaon side. The last local leaving Badlapur at 23.50 hrs is extended from Thane to CST will connect to Asangaon-Kalyan local terminating at Kalyan. This train will now leave at 23.32 hrs Ex Asangaon instead of 23.47 hrs which will enable passengers to catch the extended Badlapur-CST local at Kalyan.
  7. Enhancement of night corridor blocks o­n suburban section to improve asset reliability. The last local from CST (CST-Karjat local) will leave at 00.30 hrs against existing time of 00.38 hrs and the first local (CST-Kasara local) will leave at 04.12 hrs against existing time of 04.05 hrs.

Assembly Elections 2014 winners from Mumbai


List of Vidhan Sabha Seat winners from Mumbai Region.

No Candidate, Party, Location
1 Vinod Tawde (BJP) (Borivali)
2 Manisha Ashok Chaudhary (BJP) (Dahisar)
3 Prakash Surve SHS (Magathane )
4 Sardar Tara Singh BJP (Mulund)
5 Raj K. Purohit BJP (Colaba)
6 Sunil Rajaram Raut SHS (North Mumbai)
7 Ashok Patil SHS (Bhandup West)
8 Ravindra Dattaram Waikar SHS (Jogeshwari East)
9 Sunil Prabhu SHS (Dindoshi)
10 Atul Bhatkhalkar BJP (Kandivali East)
11 Yogesh Sagar BJP (Charkop)
12 Aslam Shaikh INC (Malad West)
13 Vidya Thakur BJP (Goregaon)
14 Dr. Bharati Hemant Lavekar BJP (Versova)
15 Ameet Bhaskar Satam BJP (Andheri West)
16 Ramesh Latke SHS (Andheri East)
17 Parag Alavani BJP (Vile Parle)
18 Khan Md. Arif (Naseem) – INC (Chandivali)
19 Ram Kadam – BJP (Ghatkopar West)
20 Prakash Mehta – BJP (Ghatkopar East)
21 Abu Asim Azmi – SP (Mankhurd Shivaji Nagar)
22 Tukaram Ramkrushna Kate – SHS (Anushakti Nagar)
23 Prakash Vaikunth Phatarpekar SHS (Chembur)
24 Mangesh Kudalkar SHS (Kurla)
25 Sanjay Govind Potnis SHS (Kalina)
26 Prakash (Bala) Vasant Sawant SHS (Bandra East)
27 Adv. Ashish Shelar BJP (Bandra West)
28 Varsha Eknath Gaikwad INC (Dharavi)
29 Captain R. Tamil Selvan BJP (Sion Koliwada)
30 Kalidas Nilkanth Kolambkar INC (Wadala)
31 Sada Sarvankar – SHS (Mahim)
32 Sunil Govind Shinde – SHS (Worli)
33 Ajay Choudhari – SHS (Seweri)
34 Adv. Waris Yusuf Pathan – AIMIM (Byculla)
35 Mangal Prabhat Lodha – BJP (Malabar Hill)
36 Amin Patel – INC (Mumbadevi)

Railway Budget 2014-15 New Long distance Trains

Railways proposes to introduce 58 new trains which includes five Jansadharan Trains, five Premium Trains, six AC Express Trains, 27 Express Trains, eight Passenger Trains, two MEMU services and five DEMU services this year.  Railway Minister Shri D. V. Sadananda Gowda also proposed to extend the run of 11 existing trains. 

railway budget 2014


Here are the details of these trains presented in Statewise order:

Andhra Pradesh

  1. Vijayawada­-NewDelhi AP Express (Daily) (AC Express Train)
  2. Paradeep–Visakhapatnam Express (Weekly) (Express Train)
  3. Visakhapatnam–Chennai Express (Weekly) (Express Train)

Arunachal Pradesh

  1. Naharlagun–NewDelhi (Weekly) (AC Express Train)
  2. Guwahati–Naharlagun Intercity Express (Daily) (Express Train)
  3. Guwahati–Murkongselek Intercity Express(Daily) (Express Train)



  1. Ahmedabad–Darbhanga Jansadharan Express via Surat (Jansadharan Trains)
  2. Jaynagar–Mumbai Jansadharan Express (Jansadharan Trains)
  3. Saharasa–Anand Vihar Jansadharan Express via Motihari (Jansadharan Trains)
  4. Saharasa–Amritsar Jansadharan Express (Jansadharan Trains)
  5. Ahmedabad–Patna Express (Weekly) via Varanasi (Express Train)
  6. Chhapra–Lucknow Express (Tri­ weekly) viaBallia, Ghazipur,Varanasi (Express Train)
  7. Chhapra–Manduadih (6 days a week)via Ballia (DEMU Services)
  8. 22409/22410 Anand Vihar Sasaram Garib Rath Express (Delhi) to Gaya (Bihar) (Extension of run of existing trains)
  9. 15231/15232 Gondia (Maharashtra) Muzaffarpur (Bihar) Express to Barauni (Bihar) (Extension of run of existing trains)
  10. 55007/55008 Sonpur–Kaptanganj (Bihar – Uttar Pradesh) Passenger to Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) (Extension of run of existing trains)
  11. 55072/55073 Gorakhpur–Thawe (Bihar-Bihar)Passenger to Siwan (Bihar) (Extension of run of existing trains)
  12. 63237/63238Buxar–Mughalsarai MEMU (Bihar – Uttar Pradesh) to Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)(Extension of run of existing trains)
  13. 63208/63211Jhajha–PatnaMEMUtoJasidih (Bihar-Jharkhand(Extension of run of existing trains)


  1. Hapa–Bilaspur Express(Weekly)via Nagpur (Express Train)


  1. None


  1. Ahmedabad–Darbhanga Jansadharan Express via Surat (Jansadharan Trains)
  2. Ahmedabad–Patna Express (Weekly) via Varanasi (Express Train)
  3. Ahmedabad­ Chennai Express (Bi­weekly)via Vasai Road (Express Train)
  4. Hapa–Bilaspur Express(Weekly)via Nagpur (Express Train)
  5. Mumbai–Palitana Express (Weekly) (Express Train)
  6. Rajkot–Rewa Express(Weekly) (Express Train)



  1. Palwal–Delhi–Aligarh (MEMU services)
  2. Bikaner–Rewari Passenger(Daily) (Passenger Train)
  3. 54602 Ludhiana–Hissar (Haryana) Passenger to Sadulpur (Rajasthan) (Extension of run of existing trains)

Himachal Pradesh

  • None

Jammu & Kashmir

  1. Indore–Jammu Tawi Express(Weekly) (Express Train)
  2. Kamakhya–Katra Express(Weekly)via Darbhanga (Express Train)
  3. Kanpur–Jammu Tawi Express (Bi­weekly) (Express Train)
  4. Baramula–Banihal (Daily) (DEMU Services)



  1. Tatanagar Baiyyappanahali (Bengaluru) Express (Weekly) (Express Train)
  2. Hatia–Rourkela Passenger (Passenger Train)
  3. 63208/63211Jhajha–PatnaMEMUtoJasidih (Bihar-Jharkhand) (Extension of run of existing trains)



  1. Kamakhya–Bengaluru Premium Express (Premium Train)
  2. Bengaluru –Mangalore Express (Daily) (Express Train)
  3. Bengaluru –Shimoga Express (Bi­weekly) (Express Train)
  4. Bidar–Mumbai Express(Weekly) (Express Train)
  5. Tatanagar Baiyyappanahali (Bengaluru) Express (Weekly) (Express Train)
  6. Bengaluru –Ramanagaram 6 days a week (3Pairs) (MEMU services)
  7. Dharwad–Dandeli Passenger(Daily)via Alnavar (Passenger Train)
  8. Byndoor–Kasaragod Passenger(Daily) (Passenger Train)
  9. Yesvantpur–Tumkur Passenger(Daily) (Passenger Train)
  10. Bengaluru –Neelmangala (Daily) (DEMU Services)
  11. Yesvantpur ­Hosur (6 days a week) (DEMU Services)


Madhya Pradesh

  1. Indore–Jammu Tawi Express(Weekly) (Express Train)
  2. Rajkot–Rewa Express(Weekly) (Express Train)
  3. 12001/12002 New Delhi (Delhi) Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) Shatabdi Express to Habibganj (Madhya Pradesh(Extension of run of existing trains)



  • None


  1. Guwahati–Mendipathar Passenger(Daily) (Passenger Train)


  • None


  • None



  1. Paradeep–Howrah Express (Weekly) (Express Train)
  2. Paradeep–Visakhapatnam Express (Weekly) (Express Train)
  3. Hatia–Rourkela Passenger (Passenger Train)
  4. Sambalpur–Rourkela (6 days a week) (DEMU Services)
  5. 68002/68007Howrah–Belda MEMU to Jaleswar(West Bengal – West Bengal – Odisha)(Extension of run of existing trains)



  1. Saharasa–Amritsar Jansadharan Express (Jansadharan Trains)
  2. Nagpur–Amritsar (Weekly) (AC Express Train)
  3. Ferozpur–Chandigarh Express (6 days a week) (Express Train)
  4. New Delhi ­Bhatinda Shatabdi Express(Bi­weekly) (Express Train)
  5. 54602 Ludhiana–Hissar (Punjab-Haryana) Passenger to Sadulpur (Rajasthan) (Extension of run of existing trains)


  1. Jaipur–Madurai Premium Express (Premium Trains)
  2. Bandra (T)–Jaipur Express (Weekly)Via Nagda, Kota (Express Train)
  3. Hazur Saheb Nanded–Bikaner Express (Weekly) (Express Train)
  4. Bikaner–Rewari Passenger(Daily) (Passenger Train)
  5. 12455/12456 Delhi Sarai Rohilla (Delhi) Sriganganagar (Rajasthan) Express to Bikaner (Rajasthan) (Extension of run of existing trains)
  6. 54602 Ludhiana–Hissar (Punjab-Haryana) Passenger to Sadulpur (Rajasthan) (Extension of run of existing trains)



Tamil Nadu

  1. Jaipur–Madurai Premium Express (Premium Trains)
  2. Shalimar–Chennai Premium AC Express (Premium Trains)
  3. Ahmedabad­ Chennai Express (Bi­weekly)via Vasai Road (Express Train)
  4. Visakhapatnam–Chennai Express (Weekly) (Express Train)
  5. Yesvantpur ­Hosur (6 days a week) (DEMU Services)


  1. Secunderabad-­ Hazrat Nizamuddin Premium AC Express (Premium Trains)
  2. Mumbai Kazipeth Express (Weekly)via Balharshah (Express Train)



Uttar Pradesh

  1. Mumbai–Gorakhpur Jansadharan Express (Jansadharan Trains)
  2. LokmanyaTilak(T) –Lucknow (Weekly) (AC Express Train)
  3. Chhapra–Lucknow Express (Tri­ weekly) viaBallia,Ghazipur,Varanasi (Express Train)
  4. Gorakhpur–Anand Vihar Express(Weekly) (Express Train)
  5. Kanpur–Jammu Tawi Express (Bi­weekly) (Express Train)
  6. Lokmanya Tilak(T)–Azamgarh Express(Weekly) (Express Train)
  7. New Delhi–Varanasi Express (Daily) (Express Train)
  8. Ramnagar–Agra Express (Weekly) (Express Train)
  9. Palwal–Delhi–Aligarh (MEMU services)
  10. Gorakhpur–Nautanwa Passenger(Daily) (Passenger Train)
  11. Chhapra–Manduadih (6 days a week)via Ballia (DEMU Services)
  12. 55007/55008 Sonpur–Kaptanganj (Bihar – Uttar Pradesh) Passenger to Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) (Extension of run of existing trains)
  13. 64221/64222LucknowHardoi MEMU to Shahjahan pur (Uttar Pradesh-Uttar Pradesh-Uttar Pradesh(Extension of run of existing trains)
  14. 63237/63238Buxar–Mughalsarai MEMU (Bihar – Uttar Pradesh) to Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)(Extension of run of existing trains)



West Bengal

  1. Shalimar–Chennai Premium AC Express (Premium Trains)
  2. Paradeep–Howrah Express (Weekly) (Express Train)
  3. 68002/68007Howrah–Belda MEMU to Jaleswar(West Bengal – West Bengal – Odisha)(Extension of run of existing trains)

New Delhi

  1. Saharasa–Anand Vihar Jansadharan Express via Motihari (Jansadharan Trains)
  2. Mumbai Central–New Delhi Premium AC Express (Premium Trains)
  3. Secunderabad-­ Hazrat Nizamuddin Premium AC Express (Premium Trains)
  4. Vijayawada­-NewDelhi AP Express (Daily) (AC Express Train)
  5. Naharlagun–NewDelhi (Weekly) (AC Express Train)
  6. Nizamuddin–Pune (Weekly) (AC Express Train)
  7. Gorakhpur–Anand Vihar Express(Weekly) (Express Train)
  8. New Delhi ­Bhatinda Shatabdi Express (Bi­weekly) (Express Train)
  9. New Delhi–Varanasi Express (Daily) (Express Train)
  10. Palwal–Delhi–Aligarh (MEMU services)
  11. 12455/12456 Delhi Sarai Rohilla (Delhi) Sriganganagar (Rajasthan) Express to Bikaner (Rajasthan) (Extension of run of existing trains)
  12. 12001/12002 New Delhi (Delhi) Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) Shatabdi Express to Habibganj (Madhya Pradesh(Extension of run of existing trains)


Mumbai Metro Rail-Very Useful info for Mumbaikars

Mumbai Metro Rail Started

Mumbai Metro Rail inaugurated by CM Shri Prithviraj Chowhan on 8-Jun-2014 at 1:0pm.

Mumbai Metro logo

What you must know about Mumbai Metro:

  • Mumbai Metro project started in year 2009
  • Estimated Project cost was Rs. 2356 Crore
  • Project was jointly funded in the name of MMOPL
    • 69% Reliance Infra: Rs. 354 crore
    • 5% Violia Transport: Rs. 25 crore
    • 26% MMRDA: Rs. 133 crore
  • VGF Rs. 650 crore given to MMOPL

Mumbai Metro Rail Map

  • Mumbai Metro will connect Ghatkopar station to Versova in west Mumbai.
  • Usually this route takes more than 1 hour to travel. In Metro you can travel this in around 20 minutes
  • There are 12 stations in route covering about 11.4 KM of distance.
    1. Ghatkopar
    2. Jagruti Nagar
    3. Asalpha
    4. Sakinaka
    5. Marol
    6. Airport Road
    7. Chakala
    8. Western Express Highway
    9. Andheri
    10. Azad Nagar
    11. DN Nagar
    12. Versova
  • As per Govt proposed fare is set between Rs. 9 to Rs. 13 but Reliance wants it to be around Rs. 10 to Rs. 40
  • For one month inaugural fare offer is set to Rs. 10 from any station to any station.
  • Metro will operate everyday between 5:30am to 12:00 midnight. There will be frequency of every 8 minutes and 4 minutes during the peak time.
  • Each Metro train will have 4 cars with total passenger carrying capacity of 1178 passengers.
  • There will be two ways to pay the Metro fare
    • Contactless Smart Card (CSC)
    • Contactless Smart Token (CST) – for a Single Journey.
  • Stand on left side while using escalators on Metro Stations.
  • Elevators are provided at all the metro stations especially for senior citizens, differently abled passengers.
  • All stations have separate washrooms for ladies, gents and differently abled passengers.
  • Drinking water is available at all the stations.
  • Separate Metro Act is created to punish for offences.

Check the tentative Timetable, Station & Fare details here:

Mumbai Metro MMRDA Know your Metro Better

Western Railway to install CCTV Camera for Safety of Ladies

Mumbai Local Train View

Mumbai Local Train View  (Photo Credit:

Western Railway (WR) has decided to invest on surveillance and decided to install CCTV Cameras in Local Train Compartments. This step is taken due to growing concern over the Ladies travelling in Local Train and safety. CCTV Camera installation will begin in Jul-2014.

“Two CCTVs each will be installed in all women’s compartments in the selected services” said Sharat Chandrayan, Chief Public Relations Officer, WR.
Mumbai witnessed a spurt in crimes against women on local trains this year. As a pilot project, WR had installed CCTV cameras in a coach six months ago. During the trials, various aspects from technical integration of the CCTV system to quality of images were tested.”
According to Mumbai Police, CCTV surveillance has worked very well for the BEST. “The BEST has a fleet of more than 6,000 buses, of which around 3,500 have CCTV cameras. Besides helping in identifying the suspects, the cameras act as deterrent. They have been a great help in solving cases of thefts and sexual harassment on buses,” a senior police officer had said.
Complete Article here

Mumbai Metro test by CM on 1-May (Maharashtra Day)

Mumbai Metro with CM Prithviraj Chavan

Exactly 160 years back Mumbai city witnessed the first railway trip of India. In those days city was known as Bombay and CST (Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus) was known as VT (Victoria Terminus). On 16-April-1853 at 3:35pm Mumbai witnessed this mega milestone of 34 km travel by Railway track.

Unfortunately Mumbai is not the first city to witness the advanced Metro Train travel. It is ok that its late, but good news is here. On 1-May Maharashtra day (Labour day), Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Prithviraj Chavan took a ride in Metro to assure readiness of the project.

Metro Rail will officially be open to the public in September-2013 as per MMRDA. “Initially when the metro rail is opened for public use, the frequency will be three and a half minutes, which will be reduced to just three minutes during peak hours, later,” the official said.

In Phase 1, there are 3 lines planned

  • Line 1 – Versova to Ghatkopar (11.07 KM)
  • Line 2 – Charkop to Mankhurd (39 KM)
  • Line 3 – Colaba to SEEPZ (33 KM)

Line one is ready and going through safety tests & stations are being constructed. There will be 12 stations on line 1.

  1. Versova
  2. D. N. Nagar
  3. Azad Nagar
  4. Andheri
  5. Western Express Highway
  6. Chakala
  7. Airport Road
  8. Marol Naka
  9. Saki Naka
  10. Subhash Nagar
  11. Asalpha Road
  12. Ghatkopar

Mumbai Metro Line1 Map

Some facts you must know

  •  Most of the roads & railway in Mumbai facilitate North South Travel. Mumbai Metro Line 1 will reduce the road traffic jams and decongest East to West Travel, specially at places like Saki Naka Junction, JVLR, IIT Powai,
  • There will be ample facilities for the physically challenged like elevators, escalators and passenger announcement systems. Mumbai Metro coaches are Chinese-made and are fire retardant.
  • Commuters will be able to buy single or multiple-ride tickets as per their convenience. They can also choose the option to purchase a stored value ticket (also called smart card). For tourists a special tourist ticket will be made available.
  • Mumbai Metro can carry around 280 to 300 passengers per coach compared to the Monorail which has a capacity of 145 to 160 passengers per coach.
  • Initially Metro will run with 4 coaches but would later operate with 6 coaches.
  • Passengers can use plastic RFID based contact less smart cards as there are available for Delhi Metro.
  • Metro Line 1 from Versova(Andheri) to Ghatkopar  will have 12 stations and trail will operate at average speed of 60-80 kmph.
  • The Metro has strong air conditioning and there will be next train every  2-4 minutes during peak hours.

Mumbai Metro inauguration on May Day


Mumbai Metro Arriving at station


Mumbai Metro Aerial View


Mumbai Metro inaugration


Mumbai Metro Aerial View 2

Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan Inaugurating Mumbai Metro


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Suburban Train Fare hike from 21-Jan-2013

Mumbai Suburban Local

The across-the-board fare hike announced by the railway ministry has come after a decade. Suburban train fare increase to become operational from January 21. Actually local train travel has already become more expensive since New Year’s Day.

Railway authorities claim the January 1 upgrade wasn’t a fare hike, rather raised surcharge for repayment of loan taken for the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP). “We are increasing the fare after almost 10 years. The earlier announcement was done so no need arises for borrowing for works and projects,” said Subodh Jain, General Manager, Central Railway (CR). However, that’s a small solace for commuters, and even some railway officials appeared flummoxed by the timing.

“This announcement two months ahead of the railway budget was unexpected,” said a senior official from CR. From January 21, suburban passengers will be charged 2 paise more per km, and non- suburban travellers will have to bear an increase of 4 paise per km. So, commuters in the habit of purchasing monthly passes will have to shell out more.

Suburban Fares for 2nd class ticket

  • Churchgate (CCG) to Mumbai Central is 5 KM which was charged earlier Rs.4 will be Rs. 5
  • CCG to Dadar (11KM) was Rs.8 will be Rs. 10
  • CCG to Bandra (15KM) was Rs. 8 will become Rs. 10
  • CCG to Andheri (22KM) was Rs. 10 will remain as Rs. 10
  • CCG to Borivli (34 KM) was Rs. 11 will be Rs. 10
  • CCG to Virar (60 KM) was Rs. 16 will be Rs. 15

Suburban Fare for 2nd class Season Ticket / Monthly Pass

  • Churchgate (CCG) to Mumbai Central (5 KM) was Rs. 70 will be Rs. 75
  • CCG to Dadar (11KM) was Rs. 115 will be Rs. 120
  • CCG to Bandra (15KM) was Rs.115 will be Rs. 120
  • CCG to Andheri (22KM) was Rs. 145 will be Rs. 155
  • CCG to Borivali (34 KM) was Rs. 160 will be Rs. 170
  • CCG to Virar (60 KM) was Rs. 250 will be Rs. 270


15 car trains from 16-Oct-2012

15 car train by Central Railway

Central Railway has confirmed that there will be 15 car services which will begin from 16-Oct-2012.

The new suburban time table will come into effect o­n 15.10.2012.  However, due to a technical reason, 15-car services will be introduced from 19.33 hrs of 16.10.2012 (i.e. K-103 CST-Kalyan local)

On 15.10.2012 and till 19.33 hrs of 16.10.2012, the scheduled 15-car services will be run with a 12-car rake.


मध्य रेल प्रेस विञप्ति

मध्य रेल की नई उपनगरीय समय सारणी (मनै लाइन) दिनाांक 15.10.2012 से प्रभावशील 15-डिब्बा की सेवा दिनाांक 16.10.2012 से शरुु होगी

मध्य रेल की नई उपनगरीय समय सारणी (मनै लाइन) दिनाांक 15.10.2012 से प्रभािशील
होगी. िकनीकी कारण से 15-डिब्बा की सेिा दिनाांक 16.10.2012 को रात्रि 7.33 बजे से (के -103 छिपति शशिाजी टशमनि स-कल्याण सेिा) प्रारांभ होगी.

दिनाांक 15.10.2012 िथा दिनाांक 16.10.2012 को रात्रि 7.33 बजे िक तनयशमि 15-डिब्बा की सेिाएां 12-डिब्बा सेिाएां के रूप में चलाई जाएगां ी.

दिनाांकः अक्िबू र 13, 2012

यह समाचार जनसपां कि विभाग, मध्य रेल, छिपति शशिाजी टशमनि स मबां ई से जारी