Days after the city’s first cruise liner, MB Angriya, sailed to Goa, Mumbai Port Trust Chairman Sanjay Bhatia tells The Indian Express about upcoming projects, development of the eastern water front and how the city needs a breath of fresh air.
In the first phase, a southern runway and terminal building will be constructed. Senior CIDCO officials said 45 hectare from the close to 496 hectare of land required for the first phase remains to be acquired.
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.
Having steered more than 60 ships in his career, Sequeira said he is excited to hit Mumbai waters on Saturday with his merchant vessel, MV Angriya — owned by Angriya Sea Eagles Private Limited — which is going to be the first cruise from Mumbai with a carrying capacity of 400 passengers.
The premium train from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), which has fare four times higher than the alternative Konkan-bound trains, has recorded less than 50 per cent occupancy during the off-peak season.
For many commuters travelling daily for years on a particular local, Dussehra has special significance. Over a week before the festival, many like Salve contribute some money from their pockets and assign tasks.
The Kalyan diesel loco shed of the Central Railway (CR) will attach these locos to south and Konkan-bound trains. With more than 300 staff maintaining a 100 diesel loco engines, the Kalyan shed is one of the largest loco sheds for Mumbai sections.
Since the stampede, the Army had constructed a bridge on the northern end of the station, worth Rs 6 crore. In July this year, the Western Railway had constructed another FoB that connects Parel station to the western line.