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Today (00:12)   62 per cent Mumbaikars in no mood to ride locals

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Entry# 4640425   News Entry# 409619         Tags   Past Edits
► First survey on mood of Mumbai commuters
56,000 people polled; the majority said no local train travel for two to three months after services resume
Almost 62% of people who responded to an online poll by a popular transport app said they would not travel by local train for the next “two to three months” if services resumed during that period. The remaining 38% said they would travel by local trains “immediately” once the lockdown ended.
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poll, by m-Indicator, went live on Wednesday evening and more than 56,000 people had responded by 7 pm on Friday. To the question “Would you like to travel by Mumbai local train if lockdown opens?”, 38.4% replied “Yes, immediately”, while 61.6% replied “After 2-3 months only”.
The results reflect the Covid-19 situation in Mumbai, which now has more than 35,000 confirmed cases and is reporting more new cases daily than most other major international cities. They also show that most people are concerned about the impossibility of social distancing in Mumbai’s locals, the most severely overcrowded trains in the world. More than 4,500 passengers are regularly packed into rakes meant for 2,000, resulting in what has been termed ‘super-dense crush load’, or 14 to 16 standing passengers per square metre of floor space.
M-Indicator founder Sachin Teke said his company conducted the poll “to understand the mindset of people about train travel” in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic and that he hoped the results would help the government and railway authorities make “appropriate decisions”. He added, “[The poll shows that] over 60 per cent of participants want to judge the situation before making a decision on traveling by local train. It shows that most people still feel they are safer at home and would prefer to work from home for some more time.
”Subodh Jain, former head of Central Railway, said it would be very difficult to comment on the survey unless the profile of participants was known but said the “fear psychosis” was “also responsible for negative response”. He said, “Those who can work from home will certainly not like services to start as then they may have to go to their offices. The fact remains that the suburban services are the economic lifeline of Mumbai and will have to be restored for normalcy to return.” However, he conceded that social distancing in local trains was impossible, “unless there is [some system] like RFID tagging of commuters”.
But Akbar Khan, chairman of the Passengers’ Foundation, said restarting local trains now would only mean “opening more doors for the coronavirus”. “Talking about social distancing in local trains is useless. It’s better to wait at least one more month or until the situation is brought under control,” he said.
Rajesh Ghanghav, president of the Kalyan Kasara Karjat Railway Pravasi Sanghtna was also in favour of waiting at least a month. “The railways should start a few local services for frontline workers - medical workers, police, BMC workers, BEST employees, etc - but for the general public the situation won’t be ok until at least June 30.
”However, Nand Kumar Deshmukh, chairman of the Passengers’ Associations Federation, was of the view that local trains should restart immediately, with proper arrangements for social distancing. Asked how it would be possible to enforce social distancing on local trains, he said the railway administration should at least try.
Created by Sachin Teke in 2010, m-Indicator is an app that primarily provides information on public transportation in Mumbai and Pune. It has details of more than 3,000 daily services on Mumbai’s suburban rail network and has been downloaded more than 10 million times.

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kedarc68   656 blog posts
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Once ticket windows open, they will be flooded. So will each and every local be.
Rail Fanning
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Today (00:29)   16217/Mysuru - Sainagar Shirdi Weekly Express | JEUR/Jeur (1 PFs) | KJM/WDP-4D/40530

⚡ Jay Maharashtra ⚡~   1356 blog posts   114 correct pred (61% accurate)
Entry# 4640431            Tags   Past Edits
EMD KJM WDP-4D #40530 Hauled By With 16217 Mysuru - Sainagar Shirdi Weekly Express Crossing At Jeur Railway station..))
Info Update
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Yesterday (22:41)   02801/Purushottam COVID - 19 Special

GZB⭐️WAP5⭐️35006^~   9196 blog posts   4679 correct pred (84% accurate)
Entry# 4640382            Tags   Past Edits
Short termination of Train 02801/02.

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Divert sabarmati via guna etw~   124 blog posts   8 correct pred (83% accurate)
Re# 4640382-1            Tags   Past Edits
Any reason for short termination

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DhnEcr~   7500 blog posts
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Why so
Rail Fanning
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Today (00:05)   22684/Lucknow - Yesvantpur SF Express (Via Kacheguda) | LKO/Lucknow Charbagh NR (9 PFs) | LKO/WDM-3D/11444

Kumaon Tiger^~   17844 blog posts   19011 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 4640420            Tags   Past Edits
Railfanning at Lucknow Charbagh and Lucknow Junction. Various Loco spotting done. Apron work was in progress at platform 1 at Charbagh due to which Rajdhani was shifted to pf 5. Have a look friends :)
Date of Click- 27 June,2019.
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CDS are not considered as SBs
Today (00:11)   BUI/Ballia (3 PFs)   Station - Add Pic

railstory~   128 Conf TLs   0 Void TLs
Blog Entry# 4640421-0

Platform Pic; Small Station Board Clearly Visible;

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CDS are not considered as SBs
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