In the new time-table, the WR has added 10 new services and extended 122 others. While the route of 56 services have been changed, the number of stoppages of 26 trains have been reduced to make the services faster.
Every day, 10 deaths are recorded on an average on the suburban lines - both central and western — with passengers falling off crowded compartments or hitting poles while standing on footboards, data says. By distributing badges or approaching commuters personally, MUSE has tried to spread its message.
A 7.56 am Mankhurd-bound local from Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), a 5.20 pm Malad-to-Churchgate service and morning services to Kurla and Chembur from CSMT on the Harbour Line are examples of “anti-peak rakes”.
A railway official said priority was being given first to ensure that those without a ticket for the AC train were not allowed inside. The official said two TCs will be deployed for every three coaches.
A 21-year-old fell to his death, Friday morning, after losing his grip in an overcrowded suburban train in Mumbai. The incident was caught on camera by a fellow passenger, and subsequently, went viral. Bhavesh Nakate was a resident of Dombivli and had taken a CST-bound train from Dombivli station to reach his office in CST. […]