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Mar 02 (23:52)   Western Railway commuters could soon get a partial AC local

Anupam Enosh Sarkar^~   27778 news posts
Entry# 4894101   News Entry# 441916         Tags   Past Edits
Mumbai commuters prefer less-crowded AC local

Bringing good news for commuters, the Western Railways (WR) announced that it could soon get a partial air conditioned (AC) local train after all. Authorities have been looking at 9-car non-AC and 6-car AC coaches that could be combined into a 15-car train. This comes at a time when WR has also been positively contemplating about operating AC locals on the slow corridor.

To begin with, the WR authorities are working out methods wherein they can combine the regular non-AC coaches and AC coaches (divided in two vestibules of 6 cars each) into a single 15-car train. Earlier, in this year’s railway budget 2021-22, a new head for the partial air conditioning of 78 EMU rakes in Mumbai at a cost of Rs 507 crore’ had been created.

Senior officials from WR said, “We are still working out on the technical aspects for the same.” Currently, of the 7 AC locals in the fleet, only one is operational and others are lying unused in the carsheds. The WR authorities are sceptical about operating them despite the fact that the demand for these AC locals has increased amongst Mumbaikars.

The sale of daily tickets and season passes for AC locals has considerably surpassed the demand during pre-COVID-19 times. Since February 1, when the local trains were opened for all with time restrictions, WR saw 2.02 lakh passengers travelling in the 12 services of a single AC local, after 6,861 of them bought daily tickets and 10,780 monthly season tickets (MSTs) were sold till February 28.

The daily average comes to 245 journey tickets and 385 MSTs sold in February. In December, last year, WR merely sold 25 to 30 MSTs per day. Despite this stupendous jump, the General Manager of WR, Alok Kansal, feels that the demand for AC locals is poor. “The response for AC locals is poor and we need more passengers to travel in AC locals,” said Kansal. “We are considering running AC locals on the slow corridor.”

Authorities also indicated that this would be done once the work on extending platforms for 15-car trains is complete in the Andheri-Virar section by March end. Sources said that there are chances that they might test the partial AC train on this section during off-peak hours to gauge the demand.

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Apr 04 (16:45)
ritzraj   981 blog posts
Re# 4894101-1            Tags   Past Edits
It's very easy to increase the popularity of AC local. Allow all first class pass holders to travel in AC local. Anyways first class passengers are being charged 10 times the fare without any extra benefits.
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Mar 10 (05:32)   Mobile thieves who targetted same train daily, arrested

ELSG^~   1722 news posts
Entry# 4902124   News Entry# 443690         Tags   Past Edits
The Borivli government railway police (GRP) officers on Saturday arrested two mobile robbers who stole phones of commuters of the same train every day. The police also recovered phones worth ₹1.6 lakhs from the robbers.
Bhaskar Pawar, a senior inspector, said that a commuter Yogendra Yashwant Gharate, 25, had registered a complaint against unidentified robbers. He had boarded the 8.20pm from Malad last week. When the train halted at Kandivli station, he realised that his mobile phone was missing from his pocket. The police scanned the CCTV and pinned a man who looked suspicious.
catch the robbers red-handed, the police officers dressed in casual clothes, boarded the same train from Malad. As the officers felt someone trying to touch his pant pocket, they caught the man.
The officer then checked the pockets of commuters who seemed suspicious. The two of the suspects attempted to flee. However, the officers caught the two who were later identified as Mohammed Abdul Sajid, 26, and Mohammed Ali Sayyed, 22. “We have arrested the two men and recovered seven mobile phones from the duo which they had robbed on Saturday,” said Pawar.
On interrogating them, they revealed that they used to board the train at 8.20pm every day and within five minutes, until the next station, they robbed around four to five mobile phones and get off at Kandivli.

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Apr 04 (16:29)
ritzraj   981 blog posts
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Excellent work by the authorities.
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Mar 11 (22:59)   भीड़ को समायोजित करने के लिए अंधेरी स्टेशन से स्टॉल्स किये जाएंगे स्थान्तरित

Anupam Enosh Sarkar^~   27778 news posts
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अंधेरी रेलवे स्टेशन (andheri railway station) पर यात्रियो की बढ़ती भीड़ और स्टॉल की अधिकता को देखते हुए पश्चिम रेलवे (Western railway) ने स्थित सभी स्टॉल्स (stall) को स्टेशन से सटे डेक पर स्थान्तरित करने का निर्णय लिया है। स्टॉल्स की अधिक संख्या के कारण यात्रियो को खुली जगह नहीं मिल पाती और वे यहां वहां भीड़ के रूप में खड़े नजर आते हैं।
विरार (virar) से लेकर चर्चगेट (churchgate) तक सैकड़ों की संख्या में ट्रेनें अंधेरी स्टेशन से होकर गुजरती हैं। साथ ही अंधेरी स्टेशन से छूटने वाली ट्रेनों की संख्या भी अधिक है। हार्बर (harbour) की तरफ जाने वाले भी लोग यहां से ट्रेंन पकड़ते हैं। नतीजतन, इस स्टेशन में एक दिन में लाखों यात्री आवागमन करते हैं। जिससे काफी भीड़
जुटती है। और जगह की कमी पड़ जाती है।
इसके अलावा अंधेरी स्टेशन में फूड स्टॉल (food stall) सहित अन्य स्टॉल की संख्या भी काफी हैं। इसलिए स्टेशन से बाहर जाते समय ट्रेंन में चढ़ते और उतरते समय भीड़ काफी जुट जाती है, जिससे किसी दुर्घटना की आशंका जन्म लेती है।
यात्री भीड़ बढ़ने और स्टालों की संख्या के कारण यात्रियों को अंधेरे स्टेशन में घूमना मुश्किल हो गया है। पश्चिम रेलवे यात्रियों की सुरक्षा के लिए स्टेशन के डेक पर भोजन और अन्य वस्तुओं को स्थानांतरित करने और उन्हें स्थान देने पर विचार कर रहा है।
रेलवे अधिकारियों ने उम्मीद जताई है कि, स्टॉल्स को डेक पर स्थान्तरित करने के बाद यात्रीयों को खुली जगह मिलेगी और वे आराम से खड़े हो सकेंगे।
बता दें कि साल 2017 में जगह की कमी और भीड़ की अधिकता की वजह से ही पश्चिम रेलवे के प्रभादेवी स्टेशन (तब एलफिन्स्टन) में भगदड़ मच गई थी, जिसमें 14 लोगों की मौत हो गई थी।
तब से पश्चिम रेलवे सभी स्टेशनों पर भीड़ नियंत्रण और नियोजन का कार्य करने का निर्णय लिया था। नियोजन इस तरह से किया जा रहा है कि स्टेशन में आने और जाने वाले यात्रियों के लिए काफी जगह उपलब्ध हो।
अंधेरी स्टेशन सेे सटकर ही साल 2013 में ऑटो वालों के लिए डेक बनाया गया था, जो 60 मीटर लंबा और 34 मीटर चौड़ा था। इस डेक पर दो लेन हैं। रेलवे प्रशासन ने कहा कि उन्हें जगह दी जाएगी।  बहुत से लोग अंधेरी स्टेशन पर उतरते हैं और मेट्रो पकड़ने जाते हैं। इसीलिए पिछले कुछ वर्षों में इस स्टेशन पर यात्रियों की संख्या में वृद्धि हुई है।

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Apr 04 (16:24)
ritzraj   981 blog posts
Re# 4904427-1            Tags   Past Edits
Excellent move. Stalls create a lot of in convenience in congested stations like Andheri.
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Mar 13 (22:05)   2 new outstation platforms to come up at Mumbai's Vasai Road station The oldest remaining terracotta shrine in Kanpur is beckoning art lovers & history buffs alike! Indian Olympic medallist Vijender Singh gears up to fight

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New platforms at Vasai Road Station in Mumbai have been proposed in response to demands of passengers residing in this region.
New platforms at Vasai Road Station in Mumbai have been proposed in response to demands of passengers residing in this region.
proposal has been floated to establish two new outstation platforms at the Vasai Road railway yard in Mumbai, in order to boost connectivity to Southern India. The Western Railway is contemplating the bid which has been tabled in view of the demands of the people residing in this region. Decongesting the load of the partially saturated platforms at Bandra and Mumbai Central Terminus, the new platforms will also be a convenient option for passengers heading towards Hyderabad and other such destinations from the Northern suburbs in Mumbai.
New platforms at Vasai Road station: Convenient or cumbersome?

Senior officials of the Western Railways have surveyed the land identified for the project. In addition to this proposed land, the land which is currently used for the transportation of freight materials will also be granted to the WR for the new platforms, after the construction of the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) in 2022. Besides, connectivity along the East-West corridor at the Vasai Road station will also be provided by WR, read reports.
The decision to establish the new platforms has received a contrasting feedback. Regular travellers have welcomed the move stating that it will be convenient for them to board a train to South India from here instead of from Dadar or Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, which are far off. On the other hand, some people have stated that running operations from Vasai Road will be a difficult task. The railways will have to link the trains from these platforms via Vasai-Diva-Panvel which will be very cumbersome. Instead, an established terminus will be able to the task better, the opinions highlighted.
Initially, the Western Railways too, had proposed to construct a terminus at Vasai Road in 2013, which failed at execution. In 2017, the same project was pushed again, however, to no avail. By 2018, WR announced to set up a terminal here and the proposition included the construction of 4 platforms, 3 stabling lines for outstation trains and a new terminal building by 2023.
Boosting Mumbai's suburban 'local' train system network

The project also pipelines to connect these platforms to Mumbai's suburban local train system to operate services between Vasai and Panvel. The project, however, needs to be approved for the Indian Railways and may be tabled for the Railway Ministry later this year, following approvals from the Western Railways.
Meanwhile, the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC) has also undertaken the task of operating local trains between Vasai and Panvel railway stations. Under this project, about 11 new railway stations have been proposed between the two stations. Further, the changes like, raising the height of AC trains and changing the present signalling equipment have also been listed among other proposals.

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Apr 04 (16:22)
ritzraj   981 blog posts
Re# 4906808-1            Tags   Past Edits
Vasai road should become a terminus. This will really help the people living in the extreme North on Mumbai
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Apr 03 (19:46)   जोधपुर रेल मंडल फिर बना पूरे देश में नंबर वन, ट्रेनों के समय पालन में रहा अव्वल

Anmol~   32 news posts
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उत्तर पश्चिम रेलवे ने रेलगाड़ियों को समय पर चलाने में सभी क्षेत्रीय रेलों में प्रथम स्थान प्राप्त किया है। इसी प्रकार जोधपुर रेल मंडल भी पूरे देश में रेलगाडियों के संचालन में सबसे अधिक रेलगाड़ियों को उनके समयानुसार चलाकर नंबर वन पर रहा है। जोधपुर रेल मंडल का वर्ष 20-21 में रेलगाड़ियों का समयपालन 99.21 रहा। यह पूरे देश में सर्वोत्तम है तथा जोधपुर रेल मंडल पूरे देश में नंबर वन पर रहा है। उत्तर पश्चिम रेलवे के वरिष्ठ जनसम्पर्क अधिकारी गोपाल शर्मा ने बताया कि महाप्रबंधक आनन्द प्रकाश और मंडल रेल प्रबंधक गीतिका पाण्डेय के नेतृत्व में जोधपुर मंडल ने वर्ष 2019-20 के अपने 92.43% समयपालन में अभूतपूर्व सुधार करते हुए इस वर्ष 99.21%समयपालन करके प्रथम स्थान प्राप्त किया है। दूसरे नंबर पर पश्चिम रेलवे का रतलाम मंडल रहा है। इसी प्रकार उत्तर पश्चिम रेलवे का रेलगाड़ियों के संचालन में समयपालन 98.21% रहा है। जो सम्पूर्ण भारत...
में सभी क्षेत्रीय रेलों में सबसे अधिक है। दूसरे नंबर पर 97.46% के साथ पश्चिम रेलवे रहा है। उत्तर पश्चिम रेलवे ने भी सभी क्षेत्रीय रेलों में प्रथम स्थान प्राप्त किया है। उत्तर पश्चिम रेलवे के बीकानेर मंडल 98.38% समयपालन के साथ सातवें ,अजमेर 98.36% समयपालन के साथ आठवें और जयपुर 97.66% समयपालन के साथ चौदहवीं स्थान पर रहे हैं। मंडल रेल प्रबंधक गीतिका पाण्डेय ने वरिष्ठ मंडल परिचालन प्रबंधक गजराज सिंह चारण सहित सभी मंडल अधिकारियों तथा रेल कर्मियों को इस उपलब्धि के लिए बधाई दी है । उन्होंने विश्वास व्यक्त किया है कि जोधपुर रेल मंडल सभी क्षेत्रों में बेहतरीन प्रदर्शन करके अपने गौरव को बनाये रखेगा।पूर्व में जोधपुर रेल मंडल का जोधपुर रेलवे स्टेशन भी स्वच्छता में सम्पूर्ण भारत में अव्वल रहा ।
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Apr 04 (15:48)
ritzraj   981 blog posts
Re# 4928577-1            Tags   Past Edits
Good work by JU div. Even after least doubling and no electrification this is really commendable
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