It's raining trains for Delhiites this year. Northern Railway plans to launch 23 new trains soon, including two Duranto trains to Mumbai, one to Ajmer, one Shatabdi to Ludhiana, a double-decker to Jaipur and an Express train to Puducherry via Chennai.
While the Mumbai-New Delhi Semi High-Speed Rail Network (SHSRN) may take its own time to complete, it will be the Vadodara division of the Western Railway which would reap the first harvest.
Mumbai Metro was an infrastructure project which was expected to transform the way the Maximum City commutes. The project promised to connect the central and western suburbs with air-conditioned trains; a distance of 11 km was to be covered in less than 25 minutes as compared to 90 minutes taken by car or bus at present.
The Mumbai Monorail, which is the country's first such project, has hit the most elementary roadblock. No government or private agency in India is able to test its safety; hence, trial runs scheduled on Phase I later this month are likely to be delayed.
A week after he flagged off the Metro in the city, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan threw open the final leg of the Eastern Freeway on Monday.
The Mumbai suburban system — among the world's densest with more than 7.5 million passengers crammed into 3,000-odd trains every day
MUMBAI: Seven months after the withdrawal of the Rs 10 invitation fare and implementation of a graded fare structure, the daily passenger traffic on the Metro is still down by 14% or 40,000 passengers per day.
Angry commuters torched two private vehicles and pelted stones damaging railway property outside Diwa railway station in Thane district near Mumbai to protest against disruption caused in central railway's suburban service during peak hours on Friday morning.
The Devendra Fadnavis government on Friday decided to extend the second metro route between Mankhurd and Charkop via Bandra to Dahisar, and build the 22km trans-harbour link between Sewri and Nhava on a cash contract basis, said sources who were present there.
The state government wants the third Metro line ( Colaba-Bandra route)) to complement Western Railway's (WR) elevated corridor between Virar and Churchgate. There has been a war of nerves between the centrally-controlled WR and the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) which is implementing the Mumbai Metro project.