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Heavy rains continue in Maharashtra


September 4th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Torrential rain continued to lash Mumbai and the rest of Maharashtra for the second day Tuesday, disrupting road and rail traffic.Mumbai's lifeline, the suburban trains, were ... Read more...

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Six killed in Maharashtra downpour (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) Mumbai received a whopping 15 cm average rainfall in 12 hours since 8 a.m. Monday, even as one person was killed and normal life disrupted, officials ... Read more...

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Torrential rains in Maharashtra


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) After a lull of three days, Mumbai and large parts of Maharashtra experienced incessant torrential rains since early Monday, throwing normal life out of gear, even ... Read more...

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Mumbai local train motormen call off strike (Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) After four hours of a flash strike, motormen (drivers) of Mumbai suburban trains called off their agitation here Friday evening after railway officials assured them that ... Read more...

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Mumbai local train motormen go on flash strike


July 20th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Suburban services on Mumbai's Western Railway line took a hit Friday as over 100 motormen - as drivers of these trains are called - went ... Read more...

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Heavy rains lash Mumbai, surrounding areas


July 4th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) Heavy rains lashed Mumbai and surrounding areas, including Thane and Raigad, Wednesday, disrupting road and rail traffic, officials here said.Although the downpour offered respite from the ... Read more...

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Western Railway cuts running time of 100 trains


June 28th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Western Railway (WR) is speeding up its 100 trains and cutting their journey time from July 1, an official said Friday.The journey time of 100 trains, ... Read more...

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Two Mumbai local trains collide, no casualties (Lead)


June 17th, 2012 - 1:57 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Two suburban local trains suddenly came opposite each other at Mumbai's Andheri station Saturday night and collided, a railway official said. No major casualties were reported, ... Read more...

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Minor collision between two Mumbai trains, no casualties


June 17th, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Two suburban local trains suddenly came opposite each other at Mumbai's Andheri station Saturday night and collided, a railway official said. No casualties were reported.The incident ... Read more...

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Maharashtra gets ready to tackle monsoon


May 25th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) With monsoon likely to hit Mumbai and the rest of Maharashtra within 15 days, the government Friday moved into a state of high preparedness. The aim ... Read more...

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Mumbai suburban train service getting back to normal


April 20th, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Central Railway Friday assured normalisation of crucial suburban services by evening, three days after a fire disrupted its network resulting in overcrowded trains that claimed three ... Read more...

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Mumbai limps on second day after railway fire


April 19th, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Mumbai continued to limp for the second day Thursday as Central Railway (CR) suburban train services remained disrupted, impacting commuters and students. Work on a fire-ravaged ... Read more...

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Central Railway fire halts Mumbai (Lead)


April 18th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Millions of commuters and students in the city faced a harrowing time Wednesday as local trains were running late by around 40 minutes following a fire ... Read more...

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Day after assault on journalist, Maharashtra minister visits spot


April 13th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Taking a serious view of Thursday's manhandling of a senior Mumbai journalist, Home Minister R.R. Patil Friday visited the site of an illegal canteen near Dadar ... Read more...

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Mumbai-Delhi march for love of national flag


April 12th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, April 11 (IANS) From Mumbai to Delhi on foot: It took Khalid Qureshi, a senior ticket checker of Western Railway from Mumbai, a little over two months ... Read more...

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Man escapes death


March 19th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) A 39-year-old man travelling on the rooftop of a local train was found hanging on an overhead electric cable - miraculously alive - here Monday.The victim, ... Read more...

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Mumbai elevated rail corridor may become a reality


March 14th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) Barring the nominal fare hike, Mumbai's suburban commuters have many things to cheer about in the rail budget for 2012-13 presented in parliament Wednesday by Railway ... Read more...

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Railway budget highlights 9


March 14th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
* No steep increase in passenger fares; 2 paisa per km for suburban trains; 3 paisa per km for mail and express trains.* Independent tariff authority suggested; needs serious debate; experts ... Read more...

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Railway budget highlights 8


March 14th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
* Targeting freight carriage of 1,025 million tonnes to bring in Rs.89,339 crore; passenger earnings estimated at Rs.36,073 crore; gross reciepts estimated at Rs.1.32 lakh crore.* Excess of Rs.1,492 crore after ... Read more...

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Railway budget highlights 7


March 14th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
* Improvement of passenger amenities at a cost of Rs.1,112 crore; regional cuisines to be introduced.* World Bank funding of R.6,500 crore firmed up for dedicated freight corridors; land acquired for ... Read more...

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Railway budget highlights 6


March 14th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
* Electrification to be undertaken over 6,500 km at an allocation of Rs.8,000 crore during 12th Plan.* Conversion from DC to AC power supply completed in Western Railway corridor of Mumbai ... Read more...

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Maharashtra presents long ‘wish-list’ to railway minister


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) The Maharashtra government Friday demanded 17 new railway lines and 17 new railway services to connect some of the most inaccessible parts of the state with ... Read more...

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Crow ‘derails’ train services for nearly two hours


February 6th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 6 (IANS) Lakhs of commuters on their way to work Monday were inconvenienced when Western Railway services on the suburban section were delayed after a crow hit a ... Read more...

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Feasibility study for new Mumbai suburban rail corridors


January 13th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 13 (IANS) In a bid to ease the inhuman conditions of commuting for Mumbaikars, the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation Friday invited proposals to conduct a feasibility study for ... Read more...

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Central Railway to run 12-car trains from Wednesday


November 23rd, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) In a major relief for commuters, the Central Railway Tuesday announced it would operate all its main line suburban services with 12-car trains from Wednesday.The measure ... Read more...

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New heads for Central, Western Railways


November 10th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 10 (IANS) The Central Railway and Western Railway, both headquartered here, got new heads Thursday, officials said.S.K. Jain took over as the new general manager of the Central ... Read more...

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Metro Rail-I to be operational in Mumbai in 2012


September 5th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 5 (IANS) More than 80 percent of civil work on Mumbai's Rs.2,356 crore Metro Rail-I project, expected to be operational sometime in 2012, is complete, an official said ... Read more...

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Rooftop train travel kills 211


September 2nd, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) A total of 211 people died while travelling on rooftop of trains from April 2008 to June-end this year, parliament was informed Friday.During the same ... Read more...

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11 senior posts in railways vacant


September 2nd, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Posts of 11 senior officers in Indian Railways are vacant, Minister of State for Railways Bharatsinh Solanki Friday told the Rajya Sabha.The minister identified these ... Read more...

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Local trains hit as rains lash Mumbai


August 29th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) Four days of heavy downpour has hit the lifeline of Mumbai -- the local trains. Tens of thousands of passengers had a harrowing time getting to ... Read more...

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Mumbai commuters hit by twin transport strike


August 18th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Thousands of Mumbai commuters had a harrowing time Thursday travelling to and from homes to offices in view of a twin strike by public bus service ... Read more...

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Rains disrupt Maharashtra-Gujarat train services


August 1st, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Train services between Maharashtra and Gujarat were briefly disrupted Monday as heavy rains continued to lash several parts of the two neighbouring states since Saturday, officials ... Read more...

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Train, flight services normal in Mumbai


July 14th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) But for some delays due to heavy rain, train and flight operations in India's commercial capital were normal Thursday morning, a day after a terror ... Read more...

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Day after blasts, Mumbaikars venture out boldly


July 14th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) A day after three three blasts rocked India's financial and entertainment hub, Mumbaikars with their unshakable spirit Thursday ventured out of their homes and resumed their ... Read more...

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Heavy rains slow down life in Mumbai


July 13th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 13 (IANS) Low-lying areas were submerged, trains were running late and traffic on major roads was reduced to a snail's pace as overnight rains continued in Mumbai Wednesday.While ... Read more...

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