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Kalpana Verma


CST’s Victoria missing without a trace
Mon, Dec 21, 2015

Railway officials clueless, reply to RTI query says no records of the statue available.

Western Railway terminates contract of firm providing sniffer dogs
Sat, Sep 19, 2015

WR had hired the dogs at Rs 15,000 per dog per month for suburban and Rs 20,000 per dog per month for non-suburban areas.

2006 Mumbai blasts: Railway officials recall working through the night to get trains moving again
Wed, Sep 30, 2015

On Friday, as 12 out of the 13 accused were convicted, railway officials recounted the “war-like situation”.

Railway food stalls told to install water purifiers
Fri, Sep 04, 2015

The railway ministry is concerned about hygienic food and pure water at every station for commuters,’’ said a senior official of the Western Railway.

Western Railway set to recycle water using reverse osmosis at new laundry
Mon, Aug 31, 2015

The WR also plans to install an RO plant or water cleaning system in its recently-introduced mega-laundry at Bandra terminus.

2006 serial blasts: Nine years on, July 11 still haunts victims as they pick up the pieces
Sat, Jul 11, 2015

On July 11, 2006, seven blasts ripped through seven local trains, claiming 187 lives in just 11 minutes.

Heritage conservation: UNESCO is consultant for Bandra station makeover
Thu, Jun 11, 2015

A memorandum of understanding will be signed soon between Indian Railways and UNESCO in Mumbai.

Railways to ‘restore’ Bandra station, plans cultural hub
Mon, Apr 06, 2015

WR may rope in UNESCO as consultants for the project, aims at developing ‘high quality urban environment’.

‘Delay in medical aid led to teen’s death’
Sun, Apr 05, 2015

Central Railway puts blame on the electrical department for mishap.

CR to align Harbour Line along Eastern Freeway
Thu, Mar 12, 2015

The entire project will be completed at a cost of Rs 1,367 crore.

WR to test automatic doors on running locals
Thu, Mar 12, 2015

For six months, WR had conducted static trials of automatic doors on a disused rake at the Mahalaxmi Workshop.

Age is just a number, she can keep Mumbai’s life on track even at 90
Mon, Feb 09, 2015

It was on February 3, 1925, when the first EMU train with four cars was flagged off by Sir Leslie Wilson

Its ace timekeeper set to retire, will city stand still?
Thu, Jan 29, 2015

The iconic Victorian CST tower clock building awaits its new keeper, which railways is yet to find.

Contractor booked for negligence after two fires at same spot
Wed, Jan 21, 2015

RPF invesitgation on the fire caused delays on the western line of upto 30 minutes Monday.

Railway security app a hit among women; 27,321 messages in 7 days
Mon, Jan 19, 2015

Rima Shah, a daily commuter on WR, has also started teaching other lady commuters after learning it from RPF staff.

RPF claims first CCTV success, ‘serial robber’ arrested
Mon, Jan 12, 2015

RPF says it is is the first arrest made on the basis of CCTV footage from railway platforms.

Soon, female local commuters will have ‘hotspots’ to send SOS calls when in distress
Thu, Jan 08, 2015

The helpline assisted ‘hotspots’ will be on all platforms, typically in front of coaches for women.

Technical glitch disrupts Mumbai train service on central line, protest turns violent
Sat, Jan 03, 2015

Irate protesters block train line at Diva station and allegedly resort to stone pelting.

CR plans ‘composite contract’ to curb illegal posters on locals
Tue, Dec 16, 2014

The general manager of CR has spoken to the agency that has been assigned the contract.

Facing hurdles in linking rail tracks at Santacruz and Mahim, WR seeks CM help
Wed, Dec 10, 2014

The WR has approached Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to resolve the issue.

Once upon a time, WR was mocked as a ‘waste of money’
Tue, Dec 09, 2014

150 years later, it carries over 35 lakh commuters daily and is a key part of Mumbai’s lifeline

Rly staffers to be transferred if caught subletting quarters
Tue, Dec 02, 2014

In railways, a nexus of unauthorisedly subletting railway quarters has been going on for a long time.

Shoe-shiners, porters & stall staff to act as ‘third eye’ for RPF
Thu, Nov 27, 2014

Under the ‘Mitra Yojana’, which began on November 1, they will report crimes on platforms and in trains

Western Rly to act tough on hawkers
Mon, Nov 10, 2014

Hawkers on railway FOBs make make-shift tents to protect their wares.

Soon, women in distress can send SOS on Mobile app for local trains
Thu, Nov 06, 2014

‘m-Indicator’ will flash details of train to the RPF control room, which can rush help for the victim.