Due to Western Railway’s contribution towards better and greener environment, annual saving of more than Rs.30 Crore ensured – a glance into Western Railway’s initiatives on the occasion of “WORLD EARTH DAY”
Western Railway is becoming habitual of maximising productivity during the special blocks. In a record time of 6 hours, the Mumbai Central division of Western Railway, completed the girder launch of the second and the last span (28 meters) of the Foot Over Bridge placed at Elphinstone Road Station.
Western Railway officials said that it had begun operating all 49 scheduled services from yesterday on the Harbour line that was extended till Goregaon.
In a boost to mobile ticketing, commuters on Mumbai’s suburban network can now book local train tickets or Railway passes through their iPhone. Railway authorities have made mobile ticket booking facility available on the IOS platform too.
In a first such initiative, the Western Railway has joined hands with automobile giant Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) to transport its cars by train from its plant in Gujarat to other parts of India, an official said here on Saturday.
NOT MANY regular passengers of the Western Railway (WR) know of a 10-year-old heritage gallery that is an ode to the history of the railway, on the ground floor of the heritage building of Churchgate.
In a good news for the commuters, who use Churchgate-Virar local for travelling, following a yard remodelling and girder replacement, suburban trains on the Churchgate-Virar route – one of the busiest suburban railway routes in India – are likely to run faster.
While Mumbaikars are dreading the onslaught of heat this summer, the Western Railway seems to be looking forward to it. The authorities want to see the changes in demand for the air-conditioned local trains during the summer months.
Under the Railway Ministry’s “Operation Swarn”, Western Railway’s premier Rajdhani Express on Tuesday got refurbished coaches.
In a bid to attract more commuters into buying tickets using mobile phones, the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) has begun sticking QR codes at stations, starting from CSMT.