The much-awaited air-conditioned local train for Mumbai has begun taking shape. Late last week, the railway board approved a 'layout' of the coach and other technical parameters of the train. Layout is railway lingo for placement of seats, luggage racks, grab poles and the like inside a coach. The...Friday, 7 March 2014 - 6:00am
The code of conduct coming into effect with the announcement of the dates of the Lok Sabha polls has made a group of people very happy: the babus at city's railways. Just before the elections, the number of requests that come their way vis-a-vis inauguration of projects, trains and passenger...Thursday, 6 March 2014 - 8:00am
Once it rains hard during the monsoon, tracks are likely to sink due to the loose soil, and then the rakes will scrape the platform floor triggering panic.Wednesday, 5 March 2014 - 6:00am
Long-distance train tickets remain in the realm of the near-impossible as touts and railway employees corner a major chunk, especially during the festive season when most Mumbaikars take a vacation.Saturday, 1 March 2014 - 9:00am
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Vidyavihar could become the first spot in the city to get a cable-stayed road bridge that will run over the Central Railway line, connecting the east and the west. Engineers of the Central Railway and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation have met a few times over the past few days to discuss the...Monday, 24 February 2014 - 8:15am
It is not just the suburban commuters who are in the danger of losing their lives. The motormen piloting the 2,900-odd local trains don't find themselves in the pink of health either. A host of problems, inherent to the city, are also shooting up the blood pressure, anxiety levels of the city's...Monday, 24 February 2014 - 6:00am
Central Railway officials have diverted all slow trains moving towards Nahur- line number one- to the fast line- line three- after a massive fire broke out in the CEAT compound which shares a common wall with the western boundary of Nahur station.Sunday, 23 February 2014 - 8:01pm
The bureaucratic football being played with the Rs900 crore plan to build fifth and sixth lines between Kurla and CST to segregate long-distance trains from suburban locals has hit the commuters using Kurla and Dadar stations the hardest. Because envisaged within this Rs900 crore project is two...Saturday, 22 February 2014 - 6:00am
Projects worth Rs52,000 crore envisaged for Mumbai from 2011 to 2013 lie in the blind spot of the authorities despite it being a collaboration of the state government and the railways. The projects and the need for them have been made by the railways on the back of the findings of the Comprehensive...Friday, 21 February 2014 - 6:00am
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