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  • Tampered auto, taxi meters may soon be a thing of past

    Those commuting by taxis and autorickshaws on Mumbai roads are soon unlikely to encounter tampered meters as plans are afoot to transfer the power to test and verify these meters from the short-staffed regional transport offices (RTOs) to the legal metrology organisation, under the state's food...

    Saturday, 24 January 2015 - 5:00am
  • Maharashtra's legal metrology department to test taxi meters now

    In the biggest move yet to free Mumbai's commuters from the fraud of tampered meters in taxis and auto rickshaws, plans are afoot to transfer the power to test and verify these meters from the short-staffed regional transport offices (RTOs) to the legal metrology organisation falling under the...

    Saturday, 24 January 2015 - 5:35am
  • City's new Bombardier rakes to be built over the next few months

    In a city where railway project after project is either floundering or getting delayed by years, there is finally some good news for Mumbaikars — the latest production schedule of the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai for the 70 Bombardier rakes for Mumbai will see serial production from...

    Friday, 23 January 2015 - 5:43am
  • Odisha agitation hits Mumbai-Howrah route, trains cancelled

    The late-running of these trains meant that CR couldn't press the return leg into service because of the lack of rakes.

    Wednesday, 21 January 2015 - 8:30pm
  • Parel terminus may remain a distant dream!

    The thousands using Parel station in one of the most trying suburban commuting conditions in the city, have much to worry about. The Parel suburban terminus plan is now mired in confusion, and officials believe it would be several years before any kind of relief comes this way.

    Wednesday, 21 January 2015 - 6:30am
  • Elevated Kurla harbour station on track

    Harbouring good news for railway commuters, railway officials claim that the ambitious plan to build an elevated Harbour line station at Kurla is shaping up well. Officials in the know told dna that tenders for various works for building the station — with three lines — should be ready...

    Wednesday, 21 January 2015 - 5:30am
  • Mumbai local train traffic on Western line affected

    Local train traffic on Mumbai's Western line was affected in a big way between 3:30pm and 4pm on Monday.

    Monday, 19 January 2015 - 5:17pm
  • Virar-Panvel suburban railway project put in cold storage

    The move to create a full-fledged suburban line between Virar and Panvel, one of the most ambitious railway projects in the city, has been shelved because of the Dedicated Freight Corridor and the Vira-Alibaug Multi-Modal Corridor.

    Monday, 19 January 2015 - 7:30am
  • Now, hawkers occupy disastrous autorickshaw ramp at Andheri railway station

    The elevated autorickshaw deck at Andheri, an unqualified engineering disaster that has cost Rs8 crore to construct, has just turned into a bigger nightmare for Western Railway (WR) officials. The ramp leading to the deck on the eastern side of Andheri station has started to get its first hawkers....

    Friday, 16 January 2015 - 7:55am
  • Vasai tops Western Railway's spitting, littering blacklist

    If the number of people fined for littering and spitting on Western Railway premises is anything to go by, then Vasai is the spitting and littering capital of WR. The station, among the busiest on WR's suburban network, routinely accounts for about a fourth of all people caught on WR stations...

    Thursday, 15 January 2015 - 5:15am