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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Railway announces 23 new trains; Durontos to Mumbai, double-decker to Jaipur

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.

Vadodara-Mumbai in 3 hours flat: Japanese arrive for study

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.

Anil Ambani's infra plans need big push

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.

No agency in India has the experience of handling monorail projects

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.

CM inaugurates Eastern Freeway, Kherwadi flyover in Mumbai

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.

Lack of commuter database, death math hurdles in Mumbai suburban insurance

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 metro loses nearly 40,000 passengers everyday

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.

Mumbai commuters get violent over rail disruption, set ablaze two vehicles in Thane

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.

CM okays Metro 2 to Dahisar, new coastal transport study

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.

State to broker peace in rail row

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.