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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated newly commissioned rail line between Thane and Diva on February 18. PM Modi along with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, governor of Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshiyari attended the event virtually.
18 February,2022 11:09 PM IST
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