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Mumbai: Virar-Churchgate AC local fares increased

On Thursday, the WR announced a hike in fares of AC local services. According to the WR, weekly pass travellers will incur a fare hike of Rs 25 to Rs 80, fortnight pass holders will get a hike of Rs 35 to Rs 125 and monthly pass holders will have to pay Rs 50 to Rs 165 more.

Western Railway provides segways to RPF at Mumbai suburban stations

The vehicle, introduced on the Republic Day, will help the RPF in keeping an eye on every nook and corner of the railway stations, specially on long platforms, Western Railway's Chief PRO Ravinder Bhakar said on Monday.


Demolition of Delisle Bridge: 200 trains to be cancelled during block on Western Railway

The WR will keep six pillars between the rail tracks and use these to provide temporary support to a new bridge. The WR has set a target of 10 months to construct the new stainless steel bridge at the same location.

Western Railway to build 39 bridges by March next year

Following the death of over 20 people in a stampede at Prabhadevi station (then Elphinstone Road) on WR in September last year, officials had said several new foot overbridges would be constructed along the suburban railway network.

Western Railway uses refurbished coach to inspect bridges

After the G K Gokhale bridge near Andheri station collapsed on July 3, railway officials began inspecting FOBs and ROBs in the section.

Mumbai: G K Gokhale bridge collapse 2 months later, rlys identifies over 100 bridges for repairs

After two persons died in the Gokhale bridge collapse on July 3, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal directed the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, to conduct a technical audit of bridges and submit a report within six months.


Mumbai: Tulsi pipeline crossing over tracks needs to be displaced, says railways

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), however, avoids displacing the mains, which has now put a question mark over the WR’s request for taking the pipeline underground near Mahim.

Railways data: 1st class season pass holders, car users form 90 per cent of AC local commuters

Introduced on December 25, 2017, the single AC local train makes 12 fast trips a day between Churchgate and Virar stations. Till July, it had recorded a total ridership of 22.4 lakh commuters, carrying an average 1,500 commuters daily.

Western Railway plans to fill up vacancies in bridges department

Senior officials of the WR said that having more number of employees would help to improve the quality of inspection of bridges and their maintenance.

Mumbai: Part of Lower Parel ROB set to be reopened after inspection

A section of the Delisle road overbridge (ROB) in Lower Parel, which was shut on Tuesday for around two years to carry out repairs, is set to be reopened for pedestrians following an inspection on July 27.