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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Neha Kulkarni


Mumbai’s Gokhale bridge collapse: CRS report blames railway staff, civic body
Thu, Jul 19, 2018

After inspecting the accident site and speaking to concerned railway officials, Chandra submitted his findings and reason for the collapse in his preliminary report.

Navi Mumbai: Village flooded, residents up in arms against CIDCO
Wed, Jul 18, 2018

Nearly 350 villagers threaten to disrupt airport-related work if they are not relocated to a safer place at earliest

Life on the Local: Five depts, 500 personnel, engineers keep the wheels in motion
Tue, Jul 17, 2018

Commuters have praised railways for running trains, despite heavy waterlogging on the tracks.

Two weeks after GK Gokhale bridge collapse: IIT-B to begin inspection of 445 bridges from Tuesday
Tue, Jul 17, 2018

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal had asked the IIT-B, along with railways and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to inspect road overbridges in Mumbai and submit a report within six months.

Vasai-Virar: Civic body demolishes embankment, says it choked drainage line, obstructed water flow to Bhayander creek
Sun, Jul 15, 2018

After Vasai recorded the state’s highest rainfall (299 m) on Tuesday, heavy waterlogging was observed in certain parts of Vasai and Virar.

Air Deccan set to resume operations on all 9 routes in Maharashtra from today
Sun, Jul 15, 2018

The move comes after the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation warned the airline to start operations on the routes at the earliest.

Marooned in Mumbai: Residents try to pick up pieces
Thu, Jul 12, 2018

Little can be done when the intensity of rainfall is heavy, the region may see a “repeat” of the situation if it rains relentlessly again, officials claim

Mumbai rains: Heavy rainfall maroons Vasai-Virar, NDRF called in for rescue operations
Wed, Jul 11, 2018

After more than 600 mm of rain over the weekend, nearly 1,500 passengers on stalled long-distance trains and nearly 400 residents of low-lying salt pan lands in Manikpur had to be rescued on boats by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

Ghatkopar plane crash: Co-pilot’s kin file complaint, say plane was unfit to fly
Wed, Jul 11, 2018

The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) began investigating the incident, and a preliminary report is expected by next week.

Bullet train to start in 2022: A look at its progress, hurdles
Wed, Jul 11, 2018

The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) says that so far it has not missed milestones set in its timeline for the Rs 1.08-lakh-crore project, being built with an 80% loan from Japan.

Sandhurst Road: Wall collapses along railway tracks, disrupts train services
Tue, Jul 10, 2018

On Monday, a section of the wall between nine-odd buildings and the railway tracks at Sandhurst Road gave way. While north-bound trains were affected on the main line for some time, the services resumed within an hour.

G K Gokhale bridge collapse: Western Railway shuts traffic on four bridges, Central Railways razes Tilak Nagar bridge
Mon, Jul 09, 2018

According to sources, a team from IIT-Mumbai, the BMC and railways inspected the Gokhale bridge on Friday to ascertain the cause of the collapse. Railway officials stated that professors from the technology institute had confirmed that the girders of the bridge were not weak.

Andheri bridge collapse: Bridge had cleared two inspections
Thu, Jul 05, 2018

Audit carried out in November last year, pre-monsoon inspection did not find the bridge dangerous

Five injured as Mumbai bridge collapses, probe ordered
Wed, Jul 04, 2018

Andheri bridge collapse: Five people were injured and train services were hit when part of a 47-year-old ROB across the railway line at Andheri collapsed on the tracks between Andheri and Vile Parle stations on the Western Railway’s suburban line.

‘Corroded’ bridge would have been repaired only next year
Wed, Jul 04, 2018

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said he has advised Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai to conduct a six-month audit of 450 bridges on both Central Railway and Western Railway to identify what work requires to be done.

Eight hundred trains cancelled, five hundred specials roped in
Wed, Jul 04, 2018

The Central Railway extended Kurla bound services to Ghatkopar to help with the rush of commuters on the Ghatkopar-Andheri Metro 1 corridor.

Andheri bridge collapse: Team of 500 takes 14 hours to bring trains back on track
Wed, Jul 04, 2018

The Railways would repair the fallen part of the platform cover shade by Wednesday.

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal Rs 5-Lakh award for motorman
Wed, Jul 04, 2018

A senior motorman with WR for 27 years, the former wireless operator at Bombay Engineering Group and Company (BGE and C), Pune, Sawant has been with the Railways since 1991.

Exploring the beauty of railways in rain
Tue, Jul 03, 2018

While Manasarovar station remains the top pick on the harbor line, Vaitarna and Saphale stations on the Western Railway are frequently visited by the group.

‘Commuters spend 135 per cent more time on Mumbai roads than any other Asian city’
Sun, Jul 01, 2018

The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) bus service for island city has seen a decrease in daily ridership from 40 lakh to 28 lakh in the past 10 years.