With an aim to carry out maintenance work of tracks, signaling and overhead equipment, a Jumbo Block of four hours will be taken on UP and Down Fast lines from 00.30 hrs to 04.30 hrs between Borivali and Bhayandar station
The British-era Bandra west railway station in Mumbai has been restored. "Mumbai's Bandra west railway station, a Grade I Heritage structure, one of the busiest stations on the Mumbai suburban rail network, has finally been restored," wrote Mid-day's photo journalist Nimesh Dave as he caputured the glittering moments at the Bandra west railway station.
On November 13, security was beefed up in Mumbai after a telephone call was received by Bandra railway police station of a possible bomb attack. Sources say, after the call, cops traced the caller and it was found that the call was made from Dubai. However, Mumbai Police advised people not to panic and the crime branch has already started the investigation. Here's a look at recent instances of bomb threat calls in Mumbai which turned out to be a hoax. File pics
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has rushed three teams to Mumbai to tackle waterlogging in several parts of the city, which has been receiving heavy rainfall. Earlier today, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an Orange alert for Mumbai and predicted rains in the city for the next 24 hours.
Pics/Sameer Abedi, Satej Shinde
On July 11, 2006, a string of powerful bombs ripped through Mumbai's commuter trains system in the evening rush hour, killing nearly 200 people and bringing India's financial capital to a standstill. Seven blasts were triggered in the span of 11 minutes in the first-class suburban train compartments. The first bomb went off shortly after 6.20 pm in the Western Railway suburban train running from Churchgate to Borivali. The bomb exploded when the train was between Khar and Santacruz stations. Another bomb exploded at the same time in a local between Bandra and Khar Road. Most of the commuters in these trains were executives, businessmen, employees of government and private establishments and college students. Five more explosions occurred in Jogeshwari, Mahim Junction, Mira Road-Bhayander, Matunga-Mahim Junction and Borivali. Take a look at the timeline of events that took place since the 2006 Mumbai train bombings
The Central Railway (CR) has taken a 27-hour megablock from November 19 night to dismantle the British-era Carnac Bridge between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Masjid Bunder station in south Mumbai. More than 37 lakh commuters are likely to be affected by the special block. Central Railway's Mumbai suburban network operates over 1,800 local trains on the 'Harbour' and 'Main' lines, which originate in south Mumbai.
Mumbai suburban railway has finally embarked on the task of creating a contour drain map of the rail lines to finally rid the network of flooding woes once and for all. The project aims to study flood vulnerability and collect data, measurements and rainfall patterns, suggest mitigation measures and create an action plan to shield rail lines from the city’s flood lines. After a successful pilot run, authorities are ready to evaluate flood vulnerabilities throughout the city’s suburban railway lines
The city railways on Wednesday embarked on an ambitious project to have access control stations for local trains with the National Common Mobility Card (NCMC). It has roped in Ernst and Young LLP as technical and financial consultants to get the common transport card project implemented.
An undertrial accused was arrested by the police while he was trying to smuggle ganja and batteries of mobile phones inside the Nagpur Central Jail in Maharashtra, officials said. We are closing the LIVE BLOG now.
Hailing from Dombivli, Nilesh Kulkarni worked his way up the ranks to represent Mumbai at the junior level before going on to become the Ranji Trophy team’s go-to spin bowler, playing under the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Sanjay Manjrekar. He played a big role in several Ranji Trophy triumphs for Mumbai, but the 1996-97 one, whose final was played under floodlights in Gwalior, will remain special. As will the wicket of Sri Lanka’s Marvan Atapattu off his very first ball in Test cricket in 1997. Kulkarni dwells on his beginnings, his Test career and how he was mentored by English fast bowling great Frank Tyson through a bowling scheme in the early 1990s. He also talks about how he made his post-cricket career meaningful by opening a management institute.
India's ex-wicketkeeper, Kiran More played domestic cricket for Baroda, but he came to Mumbai to be part of the inter-office and club cricket circuit. He talks about how inter-office matches were like wars between teams and attributes his India selection to the experience of 'keeping to Mumbai stalwart Padmakar Shivalkar in the Tata Sports Club side. More also dwells on his rivalry with friend and Mumbai stalwart Chandrakant Pandit, for a spot in the Indian team.
Mumbai’s ex-batsman Jatin Paranjape turns back the clock to how he was introduced to the tough yet exciting world of Mumbai’s club cricket by being part of the Dadar Union Sporting Club, before graduating to U-19 cricket for India and a Mumbai Ranji Trophy call-up. An ankle injury proved a spanner in the works a few games into his India ODI career in 1998, but doors opened in the corporate field before becoming a national selector, followed by a post in a BCCI committee to pick the current national selection committee.
Ex-Rajasthan’s Mumbai-based spinner Suresh Shastri reveals that he was one of the first to emerge from the famous Ramakant Achrekar cricket stable and how he progressed every step of the way in the hard world of Mumbai and domestic cricket, playing with the best names on the circuit; his journey encompassing several games against touring teams in the 1970s.
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