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Old September 26th, 2013, 09:18 PM   #121
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Old October 8th, 2013, 10:15 AM   #122
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Not “Mumbai Metro”, but there’s no good place for this…
Here's a map I made of Mumbai Suburban Railway—one of the largest urban rail systems in the world, but gets no love.

Some simple background:

Western Line (operated by the Western Railway) is about 3.6 million pax / day, with another 3.6 million pax / day or so for the lines operated by the Central Railway. With 9-, 12-, and 15-car rakes, all built to spacious Indian broad gauge, the system easily boasts some of the highest passenger densities in the world.

Operations on the two main lines (Western and Central) include slow and fast services on segregated tracks (fast services share tracks with intercity trains). The Western Line stretches 120 km north from Churchgate in South Mumbai, about 60 km of which (out to Virar) are quad-tracked. Meanwhile, the Central Line stretches out another 120 km to the northeast from CST Mumbai via the Kasara branch and 100 km to the southeast via the Khopoli branch, with quad-track out to Kalyan (53 km). The Harbour Line serves as the primary connection to Navi Mumbai across Thane Creek, with an additional branch out to Andheri on the Western Line.

The system has undergone rapid recent change, including introduction of longer rakes, new lines / extensions, electrification, etc. Currently under-construction improvements include a branch extension in Navi Mumbai out to Jawaharlal Nehru Port and Uran, adding 5th and 6th tracks north of Andheri to extend the Harbour Line north to Goregaon, and adding 5th and 6th tracks on the core of the Central Line between CST Mumbai and Diva (42 km).

More amibitious future projects include construction of new “fast” grade-separated corridors on critical segments including Churchgate – Virar and CST Mumbai – Panvel, a branch out to Navi Mumbai International Airport, a new outer chord (Vasai Road – Diva – Panvel), and extension of services all the way out to Shivaji Nagar terminus in Pune (about 150 km distance).

Click on the image to view the full-size map in easy-zoom SVG format. Enjoy.

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If you’re interested, here is the daily AM peak hour arrival schedule at the two terminals:

Churchgate
0801 Local from Andheri
0804 Local from Bandra
0805 Semi-fast from Borivali
0807 Local from Borivali
0811 Local from Nala Sopara
0814 Local from Borivali
0815 Semi-fast from Virar
0820 Local from Borivali
0820 Semi-fast from Borivali
0826 Semi-fast from Borivali
0830 Local from Borivali
0830 Semi-fast from Vasai Road
0832 Local from Andheri
0833 Semi-fast from Borivali
0835 Local from Andheri
0837 Semi-fast from Virar
0838 Local from Bandra
0841 Local from Borivali
0842 Semi-fast from Borivali
0844 Local from Andheri
0845 Fast from Bhayandar
0847 Ladies Special from Borivali
0850 Local from Andheri
0851 Semi-fast from Borivali
0853 Local from Borivali
0853 Fast from Malad
0856 Semi-fast from Virar
0856 Local from Andheri
0900 Local from Bandra

CST Mumbai
0801 Harbour Line local from Bandra
0801 Central Line local from Titwala
0805 Central Line local from Thane
0805 Harbour Line Local from Vashi
0809 Harbour Line local from Panvel
0809 Central Line local from Kalyan
0811 Harbour Line local from Andheri
0813 Central Line local from Asangaon
0816 Central Line fast from Kalyan
0817 Central Line local from Kurla
0820 Harbour Line local from Vashi
0820 Central Line fast from Badlapur
0821 Central Line local from Kalyan
0825 Central Line fast from Kasara
0826 Harbour Line local from Panvel
0828 Central Line fast from Karjat
0829 Harbour Line local from Belapur CBD
0829 Central Line local from Thane
0832 Central Line fast from Ambernath
0833 Harbour Line local from Bandra
0833 Central Line local from Kalyan
0836 Central Line fast from Khopoli
0837 Harbour Line local from Panvel
0837 Central Line local from Ambernath
0841 Central Line local from Kaylan
0841 Harbour Line local from Mankhurd
0845 Harbour Line local from Andheri
0846 Central Line local from Thane
0846 Central Line fast from Titwala
0849 Harbour Line local from Panvel
0850 Central Line fast from Thane
0850 Central Line local from Kalyan
0853 Harbour Line local from Belapur CBD
0853 Central Line fast from Ambernath
0854 Central Line local from Dombivli
0857 Harbour Line local from Bandra
0858 Central Line local from Thane
0858 Central Line fast from Karjat
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You support the good projects... and oppose the bad.

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Old October 27th, 2013, 06:45 AM   #127
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Metro completes first trial run on entire corridor

Manthan K Mehta, TNN | Nov 10, 2013

MUMBAI: On Saturday, the Metro passed through the Sarvodaya junction on LBS Road in Ghatkopar. It was its first trial run on the entire 11.4 km stretch from Versova, Andheri to Ghatkopar. Till now, the trial runs and technical tests were conducted only from Versova to Airport Road. A Mumbai Metro One Private Ltd spokesperson said, "The trial run was conducted successfully. We have also received the Research, Design and Standards Organization certification for signalling equipment and communication system. These developments conform to our plan to open the line for the citizens of the Mumbai soon."




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All photos by Ateeq Shaikh / DNA Web Team.

Granite for flooring at concourse level and also wall cladding in some parts along with combination of granite and texture paint on columns in public area at concourse level. Kota stone flooring at platform level and back of the house areas.



Stainless steel railings with glass panels at concourse level



More than 100 LCD televisions



700 real time CCTV Cameras inside the station to monitor and keep an eye on suspicious activities for a safe and secure journey



Concourse to have ticketing counters, ticket vending machines, entry and exit gates, technical rooms. First-aid room, information counters, etc

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More than 95 escalators and 45 elevators and 100 staircases for easy movement of the passengers in and out of the stations



The roofs of the station structures have derived their forms from ancient temple architecture



Stations are designed to exit people within 4 minutes irrespective of commuter location, in wake of emergency

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Metro company to be revamped for Colaba-SEEPZ route

Manthan K Mehta,TNN | Jan 21, 2014

MUMBAI: The Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro corridor is set to gain traction as the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has submitted a comprehensive proposal to restructure the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) Limited, which will pave way for the finalization of bids for the project.

The MMRC, fully owned by the state government, was formed to implement Metro projects. A 50:50 joint venture was to be formed between the state government and Centre for MMRC to execute the underground project. Its formal restructuring will now ensure a steady stream of funds, enabling the MMRDA to undertake preparatory works through MMRC for the corridor. The Mumbai Metro-III will need an estimated investment of Rs 23,136 crore. The Centre will invest approximately Rs 5,000 crore as equity and subordinate debt and Maharashtra would put in an equal investment.

The rest Rs 13,235 crore will come from Japan International Cooperation Agency as soft loan. The Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) too will share the cost of the project as one of its 27 stations will be at the international airport. A sum of Rs 772 crore will be contributed by the MIAL.

Metropolitan commissioner UPS Madan said, "A comprehensive proposal to restructure MMRC is likely to come up for Cabinet approval soon." The state cabinet last year approved construction of the 33.5km-long first underground Metro line in Mumbai between Colaba and SEEPZ via Bandra

The metro corridor is expected to reduce road congestion, besides taking the load off Western Railway's suburban corridor between Bandra and Churchgate.

An official said, "The move augurs well for the project, which has not got off the drawing board because of delay in decision making. We wanted to award final bids by January so that some crucial work can be done before monsoon. Let us hope things work out before the poll code of conduct kicks in."

In the absence of proper board, neither JICA nor the Central government was willing to allocate funds for the project. Moreover, the bids too cannot be finalise unless MMRC's board, having five member each from state government and central government is formalized.

Metro III - Colaba-Bandra-Seepz

Length: 33.5 km

Stations : 27 Nos. (Underground)

Cost: Rs 23,136 crore

Implementation from : 2013-14

Deadline : 2020

Route: From Cuffe Parade, it passes through Churchgate, CST, Girgam,

Worli, Mahim, Kalina university, International Airport and Seepz.

Peak Hour Peak Direction Traffic: 25,700 (2016), 39,000 (2025), 42,000 (2031)

Daily ridership : 1006 (2016), 1387 (2025), 1699 (2031)

Design speed : 80 km

Average speed : 32 kmph

Coaches per rake : 6 or 8

Headway : 3 minutes

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Last leg of Mumbai Metro train trials begins

Manthan K Mehta,TNN | Feb 1, 2014

MUMBAI: The process to begin commercial operations of the Metro rail has received momentum as the oscillation and emergency braking distance trials began on Friday.

"The Research, Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO) began the last of leg of trials between Versova to Ghatkopar. After the tests are conducted by a 10-member team, RDSO will submit its report to the chief commissioner of railway safety, Lucknow, for final certification," said a spokesperson of Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL).

Oscillation trials are conducted to test the track-worthiness of a new or modified design of rolling stock. "Emergency braking distance trials aim at testing the braking potential," said the spokesperson.

MMOPL had sought a maximum speed limit of 90 kmph under test conditions and if it is found feasible, the maximum operational speed will be allowed

. "If the RDSO is satisfied with the test results, it will issue a provisional speed certificate and MMOPL can approach the commissioner for Metro rail safety (CMRS) for safety trials."

After detailed tests, the CMRS will authorize starting operations on the stretch. The final approval will be given by the ministry of railways. -Manthan K Mehta

Reliance Infrastructure promoted MMOPL says, "RDSO is an important statutory body for certifying Metro safety. We have internally tested entire Metro System satisfactorily for some time now; we are confident that RDSO will be satisfied with the system performance and certify the requisites."

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colaba-bandra-seepz metro impacted area

Hi,

Does any one know areas impacted by upcoming colaba-bandra-seepz metro project. Is Santacruz East - Dowri Nagar -Service road area going to be destroyed?

Thank you in advance.

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Urbanrail says Mumbai metro will be opened for public in SPRING 2014, Wikipedia also says Mumbai metro will be opened for public in MARCH 2014 - between Versova and Ghatkopar.

Is it correct? What is the actual opening date?
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Urbanrail says Mumbai metro will be opened for public in SPRING 2014, Wikipedia also says Mumbai metro will be opened for public in MARCH 2014 - between Versova and Ghatkopar.

Is it correct? What is the actual opening date?
Don't trust them - find another sources
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Days before final inspection, Mumbai Metro station still not ready
By Ranjeet Jadhav, posted 20 Mar 2014



While the Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety is expected to inspect the VAG corridor soon, work on Jagruti Nagar station is still to be wrapped up

The Mumbai Metro is gearing up for a final safety inspection, but one of the stations on the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar (VAG) corridor is yet to be finished.

The Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) is expected to inspect the line next week, before giving it a safety certificate, which would deem the Metro safe enough to be opened to the public.


There is no staircase leading up to or down from the station. The stretch of the Andheri-Ghatkopar Link Road, which is supposed to connect to the LBS Marg, is also incomplete. Vehicles are illegally parked on the mud path. Pics by Shadab Khan

However, the Jagruti Nagar station is still not completely ready — the staircases are yet to be completed, there is no boundary wall on the top floor, and the 300-400 metres of the Andheri-Ghatkopar Link Road connecting the station to the LBS Marg is not yet done. This means the station is virtually inaccessible to commuters. (See box for details)

Incomplete inspection

The CMRS will mostly have to inspect an incomplete corridor, as sources say the work won’t be completed before next week. Mumbai Metro Rail Development Corporation (MMRDA) is awaiting a report from RDSO, the research wing of Indian Railway, after which the final safety inspection can begin.

A senior MMRDA official said, “I don’t think many will use the station, as work on the westside staircases is pending. Plus, the road below is yet to be concretised.” Commuters will either have to go to Ghatkopar or Asalpha stations to catch the Metro.

While saying the station was ready, sources said the delay was because MMRDA couldn’t give the right of way to Mumbai Metro One Private Ltd (MMOPL), the body which is developing the line, to carry out work on the staircase and the connecting road. Besides this, all work at all other stations is complete and less than 1 per cent of the work remains.

Meanwhile, MMOPL has started proper trial runs on the entire line. The MMRDA official added, “From the last 3-4 days, MMRDA has started the trial runs every 4.5 minutes. The trains are halting at each of the stations and as of now, it doesn’t seem there will be any problems once the actual operations begin.”

MMRDA speak

The body’s joint project director, Dilip Kawathkar, said, “We are awaiting reports from RDSO, after which the CMRS will start the inspection. The road below will take about two months to be finished.” When asked about when the operation would begin, Kawathkar refused to comment and said the Metro would only begin after the CMRS’ safety certificate.

Still not done

Here is what Jagruti Nagar station still lacks:
  • Two staircases connecting station platform to the ground below
  • A stretch of road 200-300 metres long, connecting the station to the main LBS Marg to enable people to reach the station
  • Flowerbeds between Asalpha and Jagruti Nagar station
  • A section of the boundary grill on the top floor
  • Staircases, boundary grill at station, and the road below connecting to LBS Marg not ready
  • This means the station is inaccessible to commuters
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Now, Mumbai Metro hits logo hurdle
By Ranjeet Jadhav, 06 Apr 2014


The logo at Versova station

Possibly days away from inauguration, metro stations and trains continue to sport the ‘Reliance Metro’ logo. MMOPL officials say MMRDA is yet to give them the new ‘Mumbai Metro’ logos

On the verge of being opened to the public, the Mumbai Metro has run into an unforeseen mega block over the logo to be displayed on the trains and at the stations.

While the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) officials want the logo ‘Mumbai Metro logo’, Reliance Infrastructure authorities, which holds 76 per cent stake in the Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL), say they are still awaiting this new logo design. Earlier, a ‘Reliance Metro’ logo was stuck on the trains and the stations. These old logos have not been removed yet. The first phase of the metro rail is slated to opened anytome before the elections.

Sunday mid-day visited several stations and found the Reliance Metro logo at many stations such as Versova and DN Nagar.

In February, Metropolitan Commissioner UPS Madan had said that the issue had been resolved. Speaking to SMD then, Madan had said, “The logo issue has been solved and VAG metro will be known as Mumbai Metro. The new logos will be installed soon.”

The metro rail is awaiting a final go ahead on safety parameters before it is ready to launch.

“On Friday, MMRDA and MMOPL authorities jointly submitted a report to the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS). We expect to get the safety certification from CMRS soon,” an MMRDA official requesting anonymity, said. However, the logo issue threatens to play spoilsport.

Tug of war

When contacted, MMRDA Joint Project Director Dilip Kawatkar, said, “The issue has been resolved and before the opening of the VAG line, the necessary changes in the logo will be made.” However, clearly exposing the gap in communication, an MMOPL spokesperson said, “The logo issue is under discussion with the MMRDA.”
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Mumbai will have to wait some more for the Metro
Apr 12, 2014, by Yogesh Naik

The Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro service, which was earlier expected to kick off by April 24, will be delayed as the authorities are waiting for a nod from the Commissioner of Railway Safety.

Last week, the joint effort by Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and Reliance received a go-ahead from the Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO), Lucknow.

The Congress - NCP combine wanted the metro to start functioning by April 24, the day Mumbai goes to the polls. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, who is also the MMRDA chairperson, was especially keen on the date.

Sources said Congress candidates Gurudas Kamat and Priya Dutt, and NCP candidate Sanjay Dina Patil want to derive maximum mileage out of the issue.

Meanwhile, Commissioner of Railway Safety (Western) P S Baghel said, "I have just received the papers. I will first scrutinise them and then inspect the section. We might we call for clarifications. Our trials will start later. Normally, it takes three to four weeks." He added that besides his inspection, the authorities will also need approval for the locomotives from the railway board.
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