Archives for 

News

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

CR NEW SUBURBAN TIME-TABLE TO COME INTO FORCE FROM 15.11.2014

 

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.

 

EXTENSION OF SERVICES FROM 15.11.2014

  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.

 

ADDITIONAL SERVICES INTRODUCED

 

  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.

 

SERVICES CANCELLED

  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.

SALIENT FEATURES OF NEW SUBURBAN TIME TABLE W.E.F. 15.11.2014 

 

  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

BJP_Winning_assembly_election_in_Maharashtra

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)

Assam

Bihar

  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)

Chattisgarh

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

Goa

  1. None

Gujarat

  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)

 

Haryana

  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)

 

Jharkhand

  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)

 

Karnataka

  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)

Kerala

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)

Maharashtra

Manipur

  • None

Meghalaya

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

Mizoram

  • None

Nagaland

  • None

 

Orissa

  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)

 

Punjab

  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)

Rajasthan

  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)

Sikkim

None

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)

Telangana

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

Tripura

 

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)

Uttarakhand

 

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: http://Go4Mumbai.com

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:  http://stockpicturesforeveryone.com)

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

Footsteps_With_Red_Carpet_And_Flowers

Mumbai_Metro_on_Maharashtra_Day Mumbai_Metro_Arriving Mumbai_Metro_Station_Floor1

 

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

 

Mumbai 143 India’s Biggest Flash mob

Mumbai 143 Biggest Flash Mob

Mumbai 143 flash mob that is Mumbai I love you, India’s Biggest flash mob was created at Gateway of India by 1300 people gathering and dancing to celebrate the spirit of Mumbai. People say that they love Mumbai but they can’t come as one and celebrate this strong emotion/spirit. Raghani Studios identified the need and created an original foot tapping number (song) to celebrate Mumbai’s spirit.

 

Here is flash interview with  Mr. Kamal Raghani of Raghani Studios,  man behind the “Mumbai 143” flash mob.

Kamal Raghani

1. How did this concept came on your mind ?

Everything started with Mumbai I love you which later converted into Mumbai “143” 1 stands for ‘I’, 4 for ‘Love’ and 3 for ‘You’, that is how a common man of Mumbai is expressing his love for the city.

2. How long it took to implement your ideas ?

Once the title “Mumbai 143” developed and we wanted to portray it in very appealing style. so thought of doing Flash Mob. We wrote the lyrics keeping the Mumbaikar lifestyle in mind and recorded the song in foot tapping number with Feel of Anthem.

3. How did you find so many dancers and how long rehearsals were done ?

Everything was going and we reached to a level where we thought of doing it in grand format. we needed people for this flashmob for that we approached St. Xaviers and St. Marys school students gave them training for 8 days with a team of 18 choreographers.

4. It must be very difficult involving so many school children, getting permissions, security arrangements ?

As grand as the idea was, only a grand location could justify. Nothing could replace the picturesque Gateway of India, which identifies Mumbai, where Biggest negative event have taken place. We anyhow wanted to do it at Gateway of India itself and convert the negative energy to positive.

Being a Film Maker, I had the experience and skills to visualize the complete flash mob before hand. To capture the splendid moments in a very cinematic way, I arranged for team of 12 cameramen, gave them a accurate perspective and prepared them for what it is going to be. Finally on the day I actually felt how it is to take last breath and once the confidence was on, we did it in five min.  Creating, India’s biggest Flash Mob. The rest is history.

Raghani Studios is a feature film making technical service provider specializing in high end film camera equipment rental, post production works, sound dubbing/recording studio to 35mm output prints for theatre and digital cinema projection. They prefer providing a cost effective feature film packages to filmmakers/producers covering all technical aspects of film making with in-house equipments and technical team at all stages of film making which ultimately results in better image quality and huge cost saving to producers and production houses. They play an important role in nurturing the vision of creative artist/filmmakers through technical support, skilled manpower, correct workflow, and up to date high end equipments. Today, it is the technical hub for feature films, regional language films, and independent filmmakers, serving their creative dream with correct image.