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mumbai metro -1 -2 and 3



Line 1: Versova – Ghatkopar

  • Versova
  • D N Nagar (Line 2 Interchange)
  • Azad Nagar
  • Andheri
  • WEH
  • Chakala
  • Airport
  • Marol Naka
  • Saki Naka
  • Asalpha
  • Ghatkopar

Line 2: Charkop – Mankhurd

  • Charkop
  • Malad
  • Kasturi Park
  • Bangur Nagar
  • Oshiwara
  • Samartha Nagar
  • Shastri Nagar
  • D N Nagar (Line 1 Interchange)
  • ESIC Nagar
  • JVPD
  • Juhu
  • Vile Parle
  • Nanavati Hospital
  • Aryasamaj Chowk
  • Khar
  • Barat Nagar
  • National College
  • Bandra
  • MMRDA
  • Income Tax Office
  • Cmplx Rd
  • Kurla
  • Barve Marg
  • RC Marg
  • Shivaji Chowk
  • BSNL
  • Mankhurd
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Your AC train to Virar will have 8 coaches

Saturday, 6 April 2013 - 3:00am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA

WR also decides to shift yard on the new corridor to Mira Road.

  • DNA
The Western Railway multi-billion dollar plan to construct a parallel air-conditioned local train corridor between Oval Maidan and Virar will see a couple of major changes. For one, the train depot will be shifted to Mira Road, instead of being in Virar and the air-conditioned local trains have been snipped down from the original 15-coach to eight-coach trains.
This parallel line, which will be partly underground, partly elevated and partly at surface level, will be exclusively for local trains. It is expected to ease commuting rush on the oversaturated Churchgate-Virar corridor and cut down travel time.
The railways have decided to construct the depot on the sparsely populated western fringes of Mira Road which has vast stretches of salt pans. This was decided as the original plan to set up the depot at Virar would involve massive remodelling of the Virar yard, that would have hit commuting on Western Railway for several days.
Last year, between December 29 and 31, the Central Railway faced several problems while re-modelling the Thane yard. The plan to remodel the Thane yard and change its technical systems had inconvenienced commuters for almost a week during which trains had been cancelled and several passengers had lost their lives after falling off crowded trains. Learning a lesson from this, Western Railway officials said any plan to re-model a critical train yard, like Virar, is best avoided.
A senior Western Railway official said that having the new corridor cross the Virar yard will require the same kind of work that the Thane yard did. “It was then that the railways decided that terminating the elevated line somewhere before Virar and making the yard at Mira Road was a better proposition,” said the official.
The other decision is reducing the length of train that will run on the elevated line from 15 coaches to eight. This will mean that the railways will require lesser land for its depot – from 65 hectares which was planned at Virar, it can make do with 40.8 hectares (roughly the size of 56 football fields) at Mira Road.
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Published On: Sat, Nov 23rd, 2013

The Virar-Oval Maidan elevated corridor will shrink till Bandra: State govt.

By Accommodation Times News Service
The state government put forward a proposal to the centre stating to cut short the length of the proposed Virar-Oval Maidan elevated rail corridor to make it more feasible till Bandra. The shrinking of the corridor will reduce the cost by 40%.
The state government giving a very valid reason saying the number of the people using the elevated rail corridor will come down drastically because of the proposed Metro 3 line i.e. Colaba- Bandra Seepz which will make the stretched corridor waste of utility. Chief Secretary Maharashtra JK Banthia said, also the centre wants the state to take the responsibility if it fails to honor the state support agreement which includes shifting utilities delay in providing right to way etc. If figures to be believed the total distance of the Virar-Oval Maidan Corridor are 62.268km which cost Rs.21, 000crore at 26 proposed stations.
The governments’ new idea has obviously created havoc and mixed reactions from the transport experts and rail authorities. The railway officials’ feels curtailing the elevated rail corridor to Bandra won’t help reduce congestions. A railway official said, we are constructing 6th line up to Bandra which will help segregate the suburban and long distance traffic making space for more trains to run. Contrary to this the transport experts welcomed the idea; the commercial development is shifting to Bandra and Goregaon. Therefore the traffic growth would be mainly between Bandra and Virar. With three different lines traffic would be segregated.
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CST-Panvel elevated rail project picking up steam

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With the city bursting at the seams in an effort to keep up with the growing number of vehicles on the roads and the population jostling for space to get around, the era of elevated rail corridors is fast becoming a crucial saviour of sorts. Railway officials claim that the initial plans for the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST)-Panvel elevated corridor are ready and they will be approaching the state government shortly to sort out issues pertaining to the proposed Rs 13,000-crore project.

Elevated corridor
Elevated corridor

Graphic/Amit Bandre
Issues like land acquisition, clearances from other government agencies, rehabilitation of project-affected people and identifying depots for maintaining these trains along the proposed 60-kilometre (approx.) route have cropped up, and the Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation (MRVC) and Urban Development Department will be meeting to discuss and resolve the matters in the next two days.
“There are some problem areas along this route wherein we would require the state government’s intervention in procuring land that belongs to other agencies. We are facing this problem between CST and Wadala,” said a railway official on condition of anonymity.
Problem stretch
The source added that under the present circumstances, there are problems regarding construction of the proposed elevated corridor at P D’Mello Road up to Reay Road station, coordinating with Mumbai Port Trust authorities for sparing land at a few locations till Wadala, connecting it with the proposed airport at Navi Mumbai and finally sorting out issues at Panvel for creating a maintenance depot and car shed. There are several illegal shanties and slums on the east side of CST.
According to the latest report by RITES on this rail corridor, there is sufficient space available on the east side near CST to create a terminal for the proposed elevated corridor. However, sources claim that issues in laying the alignment are bound to crop up. Apart from this, identification of a depot for maintenance of trains was also an issue.
Conquering obstacles
“Initially, we had identified land at Kharghar for the car shed and depot, but the plan was shot down due to environmental issues. We are now looking at a 30-hectare plot of land at Panvel for the depot, which will be around two kilometres away from the station,” said an MRVC official on condition of anonymity.
The MRVC has asked Central Railway to plan their proposed Panvel terminus after making appropriate arrangements for the depot.
The Urban Development Department is expected to ensure all clearances and permissions are provided in time.
“We have officially given the report on CST-Panvel Fast Corridor to the state government for scrutiny. It will also be studied by the railway ministry,” said Rakesh Saxena, managing director, MRVC.
On September 17, MRVC officials met Manu Kumar Srivastava, who is the principal secretary (II), Urban Development Department. Officials said that they have discussed the issues and have asked the state government to intervene and help them in sorting out the problems.
Project details
>> Will carry 21,000 passengers during peak hours, each way by 2019 and 39,000 by 2031
>> Private developer will bring in 60 per cent funds while the state government and railway ministry will contribute 10 per cent each, and a viability gap funding of 20 per cent
>> Project expected to be executed in four to five years and authorities aim to get all clearances by 2014 and complete the project by 2018
>> Proposed project cost: Rs 13,000 crore
>> Elevated corridor will be 60-kilometre (approx)
>> All clearances expected by 2014
>> Project expected to be completed by 2018 
- See more at: http://www.mid-day.com/articles/cst-panvel-elevated-rail-project-picking-up-steam/182189#sthash.pBoj91xI.dpuf

CST-Panvel elevated rail project picking up steam

 41 0 0 0 0
With the city bursting at the seams in an effort to keep up with the growing number of vehicles on the roads and the population jostling for space to get around, the era of elevated rail corridors is fast becoming a crucial saviour of sorts. Railway officials claim that the initial plans for the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST)-Panvel elevated corridor are ready and they will be approaching the state government shortly to sort out issues pertaining to the proposed Rs 13,000-crore project.

Elevated corridor
Elevated corridor

Graphic/Amit Bandre
Issues like land acquisition, clearances from other government agencies, rehabilitation of project-affected people and identifying depots for maintaining these trains along the proposed 60-kilometre (approx.) route have cropped up, and the Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation (MRVC) and Urban Development Department will be meeting to discuss and resolve the matters in the next two days.
“There are some problem areas along this route wherein we would require the state government’s intervention in procuring land that belongs to other agencies. We are facing this problem between CST and Wadala,” said a railway official on condition of anonymity.
Problem stretch
The source added that under the present circumstances, there are problems regarding construction of the proposed elevated corridor at P D’Mello Road up to Reay Road station, coordinating with Mumbai Port Trust authorities for sparing land at a few locations till Wadala, connecting it with the proposed airport at Navi Mumbai and finally sorting out issues at Panvel for creating a maintenance depot and car shed. There are several illegal shanties and slums on the east side of CST.
According to the latest report by RITES on this rail corridor, there is sufficient space available on the east side near CST to create a terminal for the proposed elevated corridor. However, sources claim that issues in laying the alignment are bound to crop up. Apart from this, identification of a depot for maintenance of trains was also an issue.
Conquering obstacles
“Initially, we had identified land at Kharghar for the car shed and depot, but the plan was shot down due to environmental issues. We are now looking at a 30-hectare plot of land at Panvel for the depot, which will be around two kilometres away from the station,” said an MRVC official on condition of anonymity.
The MRVC has asked Central Railway to plan their proposed Panvel terminus after making appropriate arrangements for the depot.
The Urban Development Department is expected to ensure all clearances and permissions are provided in time.
“We have officially given the report on CST-Panvel Fast Corridor to the state government for scrutiny. It will also be studied by the railway ministry,” said Rakesh Saxena, managing director, MRVC.
On September 17, MRVC officials met Manu Kumar Srivastava, who is the principal secretary (II), Urban Development Department. Officials said that they have discussed the issues and have asked the state government to intervene and help them in sorting out the problems.
Project details
>> Will carry 21,000 passengers during peak hours, each way by 2019 and 39,000 by 2031
>> Private developer will bring in 60 per cent funds while the state government and railway ministry will contribute 10 per cent each, and a viability gap funding of 20 per cent
>> Project expected to be executed in four to five years and authorities aim to get all clearances by 2014 and complete the project by 2018
>> Proposed project cost: Rs 13,000 crore
>> Elevated corridor will be 60-kilometre (approx)
>> All clearances expected by 2014
>> Project expected to be completed by 2018 
- See more at: http://www.mid-day.com/articles/cst-panvel-elevated-rail-project-picking-up-steam/182189#sthash.pBoj91xI.dpuf


Railways will conduct tests on the newly arrived Bombardier rakes on curves, straight tracks and yards between the Kalyan-Karjat section today; the tests will be carried out at speeds reaching up to 120 kmph

Today is the first time railway authorities will be testing the new Bombardier rakes during day time. Authorities are setting much store by the tests, which they say will help them determine how soon the new set of 12-car coaches can be manufactured and introduced.


If the tests yield positive results, 72 new rakes would be commissioned by the railways. File pic

The tests are applicable to both Central and Western Railway, but the run is scheduled on the Kalyan-Karjat stretch since it has many curves. Sources said that although the train will begin from Kalyan station, the trial run will happen at around 9 am mainly between Ambernath and Karjat section, which is a good 40 kms long.

“The trial will happen mainly on curves, straight tracks and inside the station yard,” said Prabhat Ranjan, chief spokesperson, Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC).

Testing methods
Each train, worth about Rs 30 crore, will be first tested on a two-degree curve between Ambernath and Badlapur, then on a 1.2-degree curve on the Badlapur-Vangani stretch, followed by a run inside the yard near Shelu station.

Finally, the train will be operated on the straight track between Neral and Karjat stations. Many senior officials from the Central Railway, the MRVC and the Research, Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO), Lucknow will be part of the trial.

The trains will be tested for various parameters (see box). While most trials are done in the night, this is a special run being done during day time. The tests will be carried out at different speeds ranging from 60 kmph to 120 kmph under various conditions. If the test results are favourable, the railways would order 72 such rakes to be manufactured, and then commissioned to be operated.




“If all goes well and test reports are agreed to by the RDSO and the railways at large, then we will start its production. At least two rakes will be manufactured in a month, during the initial period,” said a senior railway official on the condition of anonymity. In all, 72 trains (all of them 12-car) will be manufactured and procured at a collective cost of Rs 3,041 crore.

What the rakes will be tested for
>> Quality of springs
>> Oscillations and vibrations
>> Effectiveness of brakes
>> Distance covered by the train after applying brakes at a particular speed
>> Load bearing capacity, for which the train will be filled with gunny bags full of stones