Its construction began in 1878, in a location south of the old Bori Bunder railway station,[5] and was completed in 1887, the year marking 50 years of Queen Victoria's rule, the building being named, Victoria Terminus. Mumbai: Adani Railway Transport, GMR Enterprises, Godrej Properties, and Oberoi Realty are reportedly in fray for the redevelopment project for Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) railway station. The skyline, turrets, pointed arches, and eccentric ground plan are close to classical Indian palace architecture. It was built to replace Bori Bunder, the terminus of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway from 1853 to 1888, and was named Victoria Terminus to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. [26], The interior of the building was conceived as a series of large rooms with high ceilings. Mumbai . [23], The Trans-Harbour Line which is another part of Central Railway connects Navi Mumbai and Thane. [17] Most of the statues, including that of Queen Victoria, were sent to Victoria Gardens (later renamed Rani Baug) where they were left lying on the grass in the open until at least the 1980s. 12 car trains have a capacity of 3,504 (1,168 seated and 2,336 standing). Some movies that have used the Mumbai Suburban Railway for filming are: Computer rail lines in Mumbai and its surrounding suburban towns and residential areas, White and purple coloured MRVC Siemens rakes on the Western Line, Trans-Harbour line (Mumbai Suburban Railway), Nerul–Uran line (Mumbai Suburban Railway), Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation Limited (MRVC), "It's not getting any better! [46] One of the reason for accidents and deaths is overcrowding (see above). AC trains are fast locals and started their run from 25 December 2017 on WR and 30 January 2020 on Trans-Harbour Line.[29][30]. All Harbour Line services operate as slow services. This move was well-received by commuters, which resulted in over 50,000 downloads on the launch day.[38]. The Uddhav Thackeray government on Thursday sanctioned a proposal for rechristening it as Nana Shankarseth Mumbai Central railway station. Western Railway's EMU fleet consists of EMUs completely powered by alternating current (25 kV) power. The building exhibits a fusion of influences from Victorian Italianate Gothic Revival architecture and classical Indian architecture. … The Railway Protection Force (RPF) and the Government Railway Police (GRP) are responsible for the Security of the Mumbai Suburban Railway. The monthly earning of AC train is approximately ₹7,100,000 (US$100,000) per month after adding seven new halts. After the RWallet is loaded, the app can be used to book tickets on the entire network. The new rakes are much cooler and airy than the old EMUs. [13], Discussion on AC Coaches first began in 2002 and was planned to be introduced in 2013. The force is under joint-control of the Indian Ministry of Railways and the Maharashtra Police. Both CR and WR competed to acquire the rake, with WR even announcing a time table for operating the air-conditioned rake. Find trains passing through Mumbai Cst (Maharashtra) at Cleartrip.com A semi ladies special is a train with a few (e.g., 3) coaches reserved for women. WR operates the Western Line and CR operates the Central Line, Harbour Line, Trans-Harbour Line, Vasai-Roha Line and Neral-Matheran & Panvel-Karjat Line. [50], In mid-2011 a viral video depicted a youth performing stunts while dangling from the compartment of a Harbour Line train. Later, in July 2015, an update for the app was launched, which made e-tickets acceptable. The station has been renamed several times. An air-conditioned BHEL EMU, introduced in 2017. It is one of the busiest railway stations in India,[14] serving as a terminal for both long-distance- and suburban trains. These rakes are more common on the Western line. Colaba was also added as a station on this route, but later shut down. [18], CSMT has a total of 18 platforms—seven platforms are for suburban EMU trains and eleven platforms (Platform 8 to Platform 18) are for long-distance trains. Externally, the wood carving, tiles, ornamental iron and brass railings, grills for the ticket offices, the balustrades for the grand staircases and other ornaments were the work of students at the Sir Jamsetjee Jeejebhoy School of Art. As images from Bandra Terminus went viral, the Western Railway (WR) issued a statement on … The ticket fares matrix is pasted above the CVM. However, these are few in number. Rajdhani, Duronto, Garib Rath and Tejas Express leave from Platform No. [1] The design has been compared to George Gilbert Scott's 1873 St Pancras railway station in London, also in an exuberant Italian Gothic style, but it is far closer to[1][15] Scott's second prize winning entry for Berlin's parliament building, exhibited in London in 1875, which featured numerous towers and turrets, and a large central ribbed dome. The first class fare is approximately 8 times more expensive than second class and therefore tends to be less crowded during the non rush hours, though at times it is equally or more crowded than the general compartments during rush hour, due to most office employees having a first class transport pass provided by their employer. GMR Enterprises Adani Railways Transport and Godrej Properties, are among 10 private players who have evinced interest to redevelop Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, a heritage property in Mumbai. [18] The symbol of Progress, another statue, featured on the top of the dome, is often mistaken for that of Queen Victoria. The terminus is the headquarters of India's Central Railway. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (officially Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus) (station code: CSTM (mainline)[3]/ST (suburban)), also known by its former name Victoria Terminus (station code: BBVT/VT[4]), is a historic terminal train station and UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. [53], The Central Railway and Western Railway introduced a Blue Light (Virtual Gate) concept, The Blue beam light unit which will be mounted on the top of each Gate, which Guide the Commuter for Safe Boarding, avoid overcrowding and Safe clearance in the Platforms. [27]. [51] Following this, a boy was killed while imitating the actions performed in the video. In 2016, the Indian Railways manufactured the first local train for a journey (particularly for hot and humid summer season). These designations can be combined with fast, slow, etc. On 3 February 1925, the first EMU Service was started from Victoria Terminus (now Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus) to Coorla Harbour (now Kurla) on the Central line which was run on 1.5 kV DC traction and also started on the Western line from Churchgate to Borivali on 5 January 1928. A return ticket is valid till the next day on weekdays and till Monday if purchased on a Friday. The Mumbai Suburban Railway system is operated by Indian Railways two zonal divisions Western Railways (WR) and Central Railways (CR). New Delhi and Mumbai railway station redevelopment to offer 5 million sq ft commercial space 19 Nov, 2020, 06.22 PM IST. He received ₹1,614,000 (US$23,000) as the payment for his services. The first and only AC local train in Mumbai so far began operation in December 2017 and crossed the 10 lakh passenger mark within the first five months. [47], Central Railways in association with a behaviour architecture firm deployed neuroscience based interventions at the Wadala station, reducing fatalities by about 75%. The Mumbai Suburban Railway has regularly been used for film shoots. This was introduced as a cost-saving measure, as an Air-Conditioning system would be rendered useless during rush hour. Rolling stock consists of a fleet of AC and Alternate Current new Bombardier and Siemens EMUs. The façades present the appearance of well-proportioned rows of windows and arches. The ornamentation in the form of statuary, bas-reliefs, and friezes is exuberant yet well controlled. The side wings enclose the courtyard, which opens on to the street. Although there are some clearance issues on the Western Line as well, Gupta stated that these could be rectified. Read - Railway Passenger Associations Demand To Allow General Public In Mumbai Locals “There is now just one new foot over bridge at the station. It also helps to create a Cultural Transformation in the Behavior of the Commuter.[54]. The attacks began around 21:30 when the two men entered the passenger hall and opened fire,[23][24] The attackers killed 58 people and injured 104 others,[24] their assault ending at about 22:45 after they exited the station via the North FOB towards the west to Cama hospital back entrance. In order to bring a solution to this problem, the UTSOnMobile app was launched by railways minister Suresh Prabhu at Dadar railway station in December 2014. An ICF built 1.5 kV DC EMU train. The summer months of March and April saw over 3 lakh passengers take the AC local each month. [64] This distance is 132 km regular, meeting the Indian Railways criteria for EMU services CR has announced that it will carry out trial runs, however it has difficulty due to the Kasara ghat tunnels.[65]. The terrorists were armed with AK-47 rifles. The terminus was designed by British born architectural engineer Frederick William Stevens, in an exuberant Italian Gothic style. The CSMT was constructed using a high level of engineering both in terms of railway and civil engineering. Note the "Make in India" patch on the train exterior. CSMT's dome of dovetailed ribs, built without centering, was considered as a novel achievement of the era. About nine incidents took place near Borivli station, four near Mumbai Central station, … [8] The expansion was checked in 1761 by the Afghans in the Third Battle of Panipat, and the empire defeated by the British in 1817–18 in the Third Anglo-Maratha War. The first of these trains, to be run on Western Railway, was flagged off by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Kurla on Central Railway on Sunday, 27 October 2013. e-paper. […] [32], In early 2015, the authorities decided to discontinue CVMs w.e.f 1 April 2015. The Central Line in Mumbai consists of 3 major corridors, which bifurcate as they run into suburban satellite towns. The current fleet of both the Western and Central railways features increasingly fewer old rakes built by BEML, BHEL, ICF (Perambur) which are capable of a maximum speed of 85 km/h, MRVC Siemens Rakes which are capable of and 100 km/h and ICF built Bombardier rakes capable of running at speeds of 120 km/h[10] under light traffic conditions. Following the state Cabinet’s go-ahead to the proposal, officials said that it will now be shared with the Railways Ministry. There are two main classes of travel; the First and Second classes. [42], Due to its extensive reach across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, and its intensive use by the local urban population, the Mumbai Suburban Railway suffers from the most severe overcrowding in the world. The Central Line has two interchange stations with the Western Line at Parel and Dadar and the Harbour line at Sandhurst Road and Kurla. This step was found tedious by the commuters and was criticized. To alleviate the problems of overcrowding, the nine-car trains have been phased out and replaced with 12-car ones. The penalty is steeper for passengers travelling in first class without a valid ticket. GMR Enterprises Adani Railways Transport and Godrej Properties, are among 10 private players who have evinced interest to redevelop Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, a heritage property in Mumbai. A MRVC Siemens EMU, introduced in 2009. The major car sheds on this line are at Kurla and Kalwa. The rake has a seating capacity of 1,028 passengers, and standing room for up to 6,000 passengers. A partial section of the Harbour Line is elevated. [52], The Western and Central Railways have been using the Auxiliary Warning System (AWS), a type of Train Protection & Warning System (TPWS), since 1996. It is the terminal for most long-distance trains operated by Western Railways, including trains to Punjab, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Delhi. with terms such as Slow Ladies Special. It operates from two separate platforms at Thane to Panvel and a small branch line from Turbhe goes to Vashi as it runs parallel with the Harbour line. However, both the former names "VT" as well as "CST" along with the current name "CSMT" are popularly used. Home / Cities / Mumbai News / Kurla railway station to get 80 electric bikes from February A public bike-sharing facility was launched at Bandra-Kurla Complex in August. 18. The others did not survive. [40], The GRP is the main police force established by the Railways Act, 1989. The update also brought technical changes, like, the tickets could be booked only within a radius of 30m to 5 km of the origin station, and not from the platform. It has several new facilities, such as connected vestibules, cushioned seats, and sliding doors. On 16 April 2013 EMU has extended up to Dahanu Road. And also construction of a separate Suburban Corridor on this route for more connectivity by the MRVC is going. Data shows that among all stations between Churchgate and Virar. Transportation to Mumbai Central Railway Station After signing up, the user has the option to load the prepaid RWallet built in the app, using credit/debit cards, net banking, IMPS or private mobile-based apps. NEW DELHI: More than 60 private firms including Société Nationale des chemin de fer français (SNCF), Tata Projects Ltd, Anchorage Infrastructure, I Squared Capital, Adani group and GMR group are in race to develop New Delhi and Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus. The Central Railway network has 350 and the Western Line has 225. A 21-year-old woman gave birth gave birth to a baby on the platform of a busy railway station in Mumbai on Christmas eve. The actual average speed of the rakes on the slow lines is about 35 km/h, while rakes on fast lines average about 45–50 km/h on a typical run. It also operates from the two separate platforms of Nerul and one separate platform of CBD Belapur to Uran, also making connectivity to JNPT in Navi Mumbai directly. It runs from Virar to Churchgate and Thane to Vashi / Panvel. Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Ltd. (IRSDC) invited Request for Qualification (RFQ) for redevelopment of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Railway Station (CSMT), Mumbai on PPP on 20 th August, 2020, after ‘in principle’ approval of Public Private Partnership Appraisal Committee (PPPAC). Another cause of death is passengers crossing the tracks on foot to avoid footbridges. Tourist tickets are valid for one, three, or five days that can be purchased up to three days in advance. According to Tripadvisor travelers, these are the best ways to experience Churchgate Railway Station: See the Real Mumbai :Half-day Small-Group Tour (From $25.00) Private Mumbai Sightseeing Shore Excursion (From $106.89) Full-Day Mumbai Sightseeing Tour by Public Transport (From $43.59) A recently introduced Medha EMU, with exactly the same design as Bombardier rakes. The RPF is a security force under the authority of the Indian Ministry of Railways established by the Railway Protection Force Act, 1957[39] has the power to search, arrest, investigate and prosecute, though the ultimate power rests in the hands of the GRP. Since 2010, the front of the EMUs is painted yellow so that the maintenance workers on the tracks can see the train easily. A video of the rescue has gone viral on social media. These cost ₹10 (14¢ US). "[11] In 2017, the station was again renamed "Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus" (with code CSTM), where the title Maharaj has literal meaning, "Great king; emperor. The outstation corridor is being extended further from Thane to Kalyan now as a part of the mainline, but is halted because of the costs of tunneling the parsik hills. This is because there is no ventilation system on the trains and the train relies on natural air ventilation. Press Note: IRSDC receives 10 RFQ Applications for redevelopment of CSMT Railway Station, Mumbai. [16] The style of the station is also similar to other public buildings of the 1870s in Bombay, such as the Elphinstone College but especially the buildings of Bombay University, also designed by G G Scott. [33], There are also Smart Cards available that can be topped up (recharged with some amount) and one can use it to print tickets for themselves from an Automatic Ticket Vending Machine (ATVMs). The Mumbai Suburban Railway (colloquially called local trains or simply locals) consists of exclusive inner suburban railway lines augmented by commuter rail on main lines serving outlying suburbs to serve the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.Spread over 390 kilometres (240 mi), the suburban railway operates 2,342 train services and carries more than 7.5 million commuters daily. This decision was taken due to extensive duplication of the coupons, and the lack of transparency. There are following classes of travel: There are also women-only cars (termed ladies special),[28] and since 1992, Ladies Special trains with the entire train seats reserved for women passengers. The trains are manufactured at the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Mumbai Central Railway station is in Mumbai Suburban district making it an important … The 14-coach train took 1.25 h to complete the 34 km journey, with a halt at Sion to refill the train's water tanks. These rakes have been procured under the project at a total cost of ₹ 19 billion (US$431.0 million). It is one of the first and finest products of the use of industrial technology, merged with the Gothic Revival style in India. In particular, the rake cannot clear some of the low height British-era bridges between CSMT and Kurla. In Mumbai, Western Line (WR) suburban trains use this station as terminus. [5], The next major train was run between Virar and Churchgate by the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway (now Western Railway), in April 1867. Mumbai Suburban Railway services have trains with four main designations: The suburban fleet consists of 12 and 15-coach rakes. The main structure is built from a blend of India sandstone and limestone, while high-quality Italian marble was used for the key decorative elements. CR informed the Railway Board that it could not operate the rake due to the clearance issue, and the Railway Board directed them to transfer the rake to WR. Season Tickets are the most cost-effective and time-efficient option for regular commuters. [29], The station has been the location of filming the "Jai Ho" song in Slumdog Millionaire;[30] and the 2011 Indian film Ra.One. In December 2016, the Modi Ministry passed a resolution to change the name to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in the Maharashtra Assembly and in May 2017, the home ministry officially sent a letter to the state government denoting the name change, following which the station was yet again renamed as the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (officially Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus) (station code: CSTM (mainline) /ST (suburban)), also known by its former name Victoria Terminus (station code: BBVT/VT ), is a historic terminal train station and UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. [16] However, at a height of 4.335 meters the rake exceeds the maximum clearance height of 4.270 meters for EMU coaches on the Central Line. [43] This has resulted in what is known as Super-Dense Crush Load of 14 to 16 standing passengers per square metre of floor space. The train, operated by Western Railway (WR), currently plies between Churchgate and Virar. One of the terrorists, Ajmal Kasab, was later caught alive by the police and identified by eyewitnesses. Its walls were lined with glazed tiles made by Maw & Co of Britain. [44], On average, about 2,000 people die annually on the Mumbai Suburban Rail network; between 2002 and 2012, more than 36,152 people died and 36,688 people were injured. Mumbai railway stations see crowding as BMC begins Covid-19 screening. The motors of the new rakes also make less noise than the older ones. Designed by a British architect, Mumbai Central Railway Station is a major intercity station in Mumbai, serving both domestic and inter-city trains. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Area, This page was last edited on 8 January 2021, at 09:48. The cost of the rail component of the project is to be shared equally by the Ministry of Railways and the Government of Maharashtra. The old system of pulling a chain to halt the train was replaced by four intercoms per coach that enable commuters to communicate with the driver.[16]. Siemens 5 rakes that had to be delivered as part of the first phase were sent to the city in early January 2014. [34], The ticket counters usually have long queues. Mumbai's CSMT station to get Rs 1,642 crore makeover. The railway station was built to replace the Bori Bunder railway station, in the Bori Bunder area of Bombay, a prominent port and warehouse area known for its imports and exports. A photo of Victoria Terminus from 1910. Tickets can be bought for a single journey (one way) or a return journey. MUMBAI: A cancer patient, who forgot her handbag that contained jewellery and cash at Bandra station, got it back thanks to the railway police’s quick thinking. This rake is manufactured at the Integral Coach factory, Chennai. Travelling without a valid ticket is an offence and if caught can result in a penalty. A Bombardier EMU, introduced on 18 March 2015. 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