A skit on travelling on the Mumbai locals performed by humourist and doctor Tushar Shah talks about how the trains unite people of all religions and acknowledges the role played by it in helping people earn their living
Of the nearly 75 lakh commuters who take the trains in Mumbai every day, between eight to ten do not make it home.
Track maintenance work was being carried out near Monkey Hill station on Thursday, leading to the cancellation of six trains. Two local trains were diverted.
Officials said a total amount of Rs 50,000 as ex-gratia has been disbursed to the injured. While Rs 25,000 has been given to one of the victims who is grievously injured, Rs 5,000 each has been disbursed to five female passengers who suffered minor injuries.
Patrolling the women compartments of local trains and maintaining law and order form some of their tasks. In their eight-hour day shift, attending to woman commuters’ grievances is accorded top priority by the officers.
For more than 15-20 years, three men at Mumbra station have been distributing dates to people around 6.45 pm during Ramzan, while also arranging free of cost bus ferry ride home. If commuters reach the railway station around 7.15 or later, they also get cold Rooh Afza, water and fruits to end their fast.
The height information helped railway officials build stations in a way to prevent their flooding during monsoon or high tide
The railways will procure nine more such rakes from the board after one has been put to use. Officials said the other rakes will run on either the Central Railway (CR) or the WR, depending on the need.
This is the category of the commuters which prefers the games on mobiles phones to movies. Then there are those humming to the music playing on their mobiles.
They survive mostly on a vada pav or misal pav during the day, taking a break around 3 pm.
There are categories, specialisations and division of labour in this class of pickpockets, explains a Government Railway Police (GRP) officer.
With Hancock bridge razed, they are forced to cross tracks, say protesters
On most occasions, people, like the one in the CST train, are scared whenever we take the sniffer dogs along, says RPF Assistant Sub Inspector Ravinder Singh.
While cops say there are complaints against the ‘card clubs’, players disagree.
At the heart of the party are the compartment’s regulars, work-weary Mumbaikars who expend the day’s final energies singing Bollywood numbers.