Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

Priyal Dave

Senior Correspondent

To improve response time, RPF personnel get on-the-job refresher course
Thu, Jul 24, 2014

This is the second such initiative this year.

Dadar railway station under CCTV watch, 14 cameras installed to monitor safety of passengers
Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Over 14 CCTVs have been recently installed near the Dadar station (east), to monitor people and events.

WR plays ‘housie’ to attract commuters to fast-ticketing counters
Mon, Jul 21, 2014

Soon after the pilot, WR extended the facility to Bandra, Dadar and Vasai Road stations.

For cheaper power to run locals, Western Railway turns to Gujarat
Sun, Jul 20, 2014

WR is already buying power from Gujarat for its long-distance trains.

Wait for air-conditioned local gets longer
Fri, Jul 18, 2014

The new Bombardier rakes are expected to be commissioned next month.

CCTV cameras to monitor cleanliness at railway stations
Tue, Jul 15, 2014

The checks will be conducted at suburban stations, including those serving long distance passenger trains.

Rlys to get bomb detection squad by year-end
Mon, Jul 14, 2014

The Railway Board has allocated over Rs 7 crore to the Mumbai division to carry out work of ISS at stations.

Railway Board sanctions 500 ATVMs for Western, Central Railway to make travel on locals easier
Thu, Jul 10, 2014

A total of 3, 000 coin/cash operated ATVMs will be purchased across the Indian Railways.

Locals with automatic doors to chug into city in next 4 months
Wed, Jul 09, 2014

To improve safety of passengers, I propose to bring in the technology both in main line and suburban coaches: D V Sadananda Gowda

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train will cut travel time by one-third
Wed, Jul 09, 2014

Rs 60,000-cr high-speed corridor to benefit 15,000 daily commuters

BEST joins hands with NGO to sensitise staffers on women’s safety
Tue, Jul 08, 2014

Akshara, which will begin the campaign across 26 bus depots from July 10.

Andheri, Borivali railway stations to get ‘A1’ category upgrade
Mon, Jul 07, 2014

An A1 category railway station has an annual passenger earning of more than Rs 50 crore.

Work on raising platforms may miss deadline
Fri, Jul 04, 2014

Apart from funds it is the quantum of work which, the railways feel, is going to take a lot of time.

CR officials fear disruption of services during monsoon as tracks lowered for AC-DC conversion
Thu, Jul 03, 2014

Flooding of tracks at these locations is a prime concern, said officials.

City’s lifeline halts in its tracks
Thu, Jul 03, 2014

Trains on the Up and Down slow tracks of the main line were non-functional from 11.30 am to 2 pm.

ATVMs: Ticket sale drops by 50% in three days
Sun, Jun 29, 2014

Till June 24, there were 704 facilitators, of which 604 were railway employees.

Not a common man
Sun, Jun 29, 2014

Biju Dominic, who calls himself a behaviour architect, offers uncommon solutions to common problems like reducing trespassing deaths at suburban railway tracks.

CR facilitators can’t sell tickets through ATVMs
Fri, Jun 27, 2014

According to sources, the Board has observed that employees working as facilitators tend to compromise on their own work.

City’s lifeline gears up to cut losses, has miles to go
Wed, Jun 25, 2014

The latest hike will only partially help the suburban railways, which still faces mounting losses because of massive subsidy in passenger fares, says Priyal Dave

‘Only 3-5% of commuters unable to afford hiked local fares’
Mon, Jun 23, 2014

Report says only those earning less than Rs 5,000 per month to be hit by the fare hike.

Come June 25, season passes to cost double
Sat, Jun 21, 2014

Mumbai suburban railway's Monthly Season Ticket passes to cost double. Revision starts from June 25.

2 held for robbing, murdering student on train
Thu, Jun 19, 2014

It was during the four-minute travel between Koparkhairane and Ghansoli railway stations that the duo murdered Jadhav, said railway police.

Season tickets set to get costlier as Rlys plans to cut its losses
Wed, Jun 18, 2014

The second class monthly season ticket fare of suburban and non-suburban rails will be charged on the basis of 30 single journeys instead of 15.

Oval Maidan-Virar elevated rail corridor project hits a dead end
Tue, Jun 17, 2014

The project will be difficult to execute as the Oval Maidan Virar corridor is adjacent to the existing suburban corridor.

New RPF outpost at Ghatkopar station to handle post-Metro rush
Tue, Jun 17, 2014

The RPF also sought a similar proposal for Asangaon and Badlapur railway stations.

‘Need for high-speed trains to link Mumbai with other cities’
Tue, Jun 17, 2014

The second 18-month study by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will cover alignment, stations, cost of the project, funding options. It is expected to be completed by June 2015.

Women commuters face 3-week hell, thanks to CR goof-up
Thu, Jun 12, 2014

The 15-car local is undergoing overhaul, replacement rake has no women compartments with suitable grab poles.

Motorman averts tragedy at Dadar railway station
Wed, Jun 11, 2014

The motorman took over as the pilot of the fast train at Kalyan railway station at 5.09pm.

More economy class passengers using CSIA’s guest services
Mon, Jun 09, 2014

‘Pranaam’ guest service used by nearly 500 international & domestic passengers from February-May this year.

Woman attacked, robbed on train
Fri, Jun 06, 2014

At Mira Road, a man attacked her with a stick and hit her repeatedly on the head.

‘Number of minors vacated from CR women’s compartments up five folds’
Thu, Jun 05, 2014

RPF officers, most of the minors were found travelling or performing stunts in compartments reserved for women on trains running on Harbour Line.

Mumbai grieves
Wed, Jun 04, 2014

Thousands turn up to pay respect as Munde’s body is flown in, funeral in Beed

‘Mentally unstable’ woman passenger may have caused ’13 Dehradun Express fire: Railway report
Tue, Jun 03, 2014

The woman was travelling alone in S3 coach of 19019 Dehradun Express with an unauthorised ticket on December 8 last year.

Space shrinks for differently abled in locals
Tue, May 20, 2014

The number of unauthorised travelers increased to 26,433 in 2013.

To check trespass deaths, rly body identifies 20 spots in suburban railways
Thu, May 15, 2014

Of the 20 locations, 10 are on Central Railway (CR), four on Western Railway (WR) and five on Harbour and one on Trans Harbour line.

Rly official uses Google to find owner of abandoned bag
Wed, May 14, 2014

Subhash Mehta used Google to locate the address of a private company mentioned on the only sheet of paper inside the bag.