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    Mumbai: AC local trains still not up to the mark, doubts over weekend schedule

    Mumbai: In a news that would dampen the spirit of Mumbaikars, the first air-conditioned (AC) train, expected to run on the Western Railway from December 25, might face some issues during its initial run in the suburban section, said Western Railway Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Mukul Jain.

  • City to get Metro-local hybrid for Mumbai-Navi Mumbai route

    Mumbai: In a good news for the Mumbaikars, very soon rail commuters can enjoy the Metro experience on the commute between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai — air-conditioned coaches, automated doors, and high speeds. As a cost-saving measure, the authorities have now decided to use Metro-style rakes on the two lines planned between the sister cities — the CSMT- Panvel fast line elevated corridor and the Mumbai airport- Navi Mumbai airport corridor.

  • Mumbai: Central Railways takes first step on shifting HQ

    Mumbai: The headquarters of Central Railway, which is located at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) heritage building is likely to be relocated at a plot of land near P D’Mello Road. This would be initiated as Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has proposed to convert the CSMT building into a world-class museum.

  • Mumbai: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal suffers from kidney stone, but stable now

    Mumbai: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal was hospitalised here today after he complained of uneasiness and severe pain in the stomach. Goyal, who was to address a press conference at the Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus at around 6:30 PM, was rushed to the private hospital here when he complained of uneasiness.

  • Railway Minister Piyush Goyal assures Elphinstone FOB to be ready by January 31

    Mumbai: The minister of Railways, Piyush Goyal on Monday assured that the new bridge being constructed by the Indian Army at Elphinstone Road would be ready for public use before the deadline on January 31. This announcement was made by Goyal during his visit at stations to monitor the ongoing work of foot overbridge (FOB) at the station.

  • Railway Minister Piyush Goyal takes stock of FOB construction by Army

    Mumbai: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal today visited suburban Elphinstone Road and Currey Road stations to take stock of ongoing construction of the Foot Over Bridges (FOBs) by the Army and expressed satisfaction over the pace of the work.

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    Mumbai: Army to identify land for Elphinstone Road bridge construction

    Mumbai: After the big bang announcement of Elphinstone Road bridge construction, the Army is slated to start the work within a week. The construction work of bridge is expected to affect train timings due to a large number of blocks that will be squeezed in due to the Army’s January 31 deadline. The Army was called in to help by Union railway minister Piyush Goyal after a stampede on September 29, which

  • Will phase out diesel locomotive in five years: Goyal

    New Delhi: Coal and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said the Indian Railways will completely phase out diesel locomotives in the next five years and will switch to electric locomotives with the focus on increasing speed.

  • Piyush Goyal exhorts Coal India employees to meet targets

    Kolkata: Coal Minister Piyush Goyal made a fervent appeal to the employees of state-owned Coal India Ltd (CIL) to work towards meeting the two crucial production targets of 2018 and 2020.

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    Mumbai: Shiv Sena launches scathing attack on BJP over army constructing FOB at Elphinstone station

    Mumbai: Launching a scathing attack at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led government in the state, Shiv Sena on Tuesday said construction of new foot-over-bridges (FOBs) by the army at Elphinstone Station were mere “empty promises” made by the party. “No one can compete with the BJP when it comes to empty promises and drama,” the Shiv Sena leader, Arvind Sawant said.

  • Railway to invest $150 billion, create 1 million jobs: Piyush Goyal

    Mumbai: The Railways is looking to invest over $150 billion over the next five years which would help create one million additional jobs, minister Piyush Goyal has said. Goyal, who took over as the rail minister after a Cabinet reshuffle in August, said he was trying to give the national transporter a “new direction”. “During the next five years, the Railways alone will be looking at an investment of upwards of USD 150 billion.

  • WR teams suggest new FOBs, better commuter facilities

    Mumbai: Five teams of the Western Railway (WR), which conducted audit of facilities at suburban stations in and around Mumbai, have suggested construction of a number of foot over-bridges (FOBs), including one at the Elphinstone Road where a stampede claimed 23 lives two months ago.

  • Mumbai: Western Railway may delay renaming of Elphinstone station in aftermath of stampede

    Mumbai: Indian Railways, which has been facing flak from all quarters regarding derailments, and the most recent case of Elphinstone stampede has decided to do a course correction. Now, Western Railway (WR) authorities are likely to delay the official renaming of Elphinstone Road station to Prabhadevi in the wake of last week’s stampede at the station. Twenty-three persons died in the stampede that shook the city on September 29.