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Railway have decided to augment 18520/18519 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus- Visakhapatnam Express and 16536/16535 Solapur – Mysuru Express with o­ne additional sleeper coach o­n permanent basis for the benefit of passengers as per details below.

18520/18519 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Visakhapatnam - Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express will be augmented with o­ne sleeper coach Ex Lokmanya Tilak Terminus w.e.f. 27.11.2021 and Ex. Visakhapatnam w.e.f. 25.11.2021.
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16536/16535 Solapur – Mysuru - Solapur Express will be augmented with o­ne sleeper coach Ex Solapur w.e.f. 23.11.2021 and Ex. Mysuru w.e.f. 22.11.2021.

The wait listed passengers of above trains are advised to please check the status of their ticket before commencing the journey.
Nov 23 (20:20) Fully COVID-19 vaccinated passengers can now get railway tickets via UTS app in Mumbai (www.aninews.in)
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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], November 23 (ANI): Fully COVID-19 vaccinated passengers who intend to take local trains in Mumbai will now be able to get railway tickets via the unreserved Ticketing System (UTS) mobile application, informed Anil Kumar Lahoti, General Manager of Central Railway on Tuesday."Railways has linked UTS Mobile app with Universal pass of Maharashtra government which will allow fully vaccinated local commuters to book tickets on their phones," Lahoti told ANI.The General Manager also said that the UTS app for Android is already available and the iOS app will be available by tonight.

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app for Android is already available and the iOS app will be available by tonight. So this facility of UTS app for local train passes can be used from tomorrow morning," Lahoti added. Passengers were restricted from commuting in local trains in the first week of April after the second wave of coronavirus pandemic.However, the Maharashtra government on August 15 resumed local train services for people who have taken both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine by availing an online e-pass. (ANI)
Nov 20 (19:15) WR EXTENDS THE TRIPS OF MUMBAI CENTRAL – BHAGALPUR SPECIAL TRAIN (wr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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WR EXTENDS THE TRIPS OF MUMBAI CENTRAL – BHAGALPUR SPECIAL TRAIN
 
For the convenience of passengers and with a view to meet the travel demand, Western Railway has decided to extend the trips of Train No. 09185/09186 Mumbai Central – Bhagalpur (Weekly) Special Train o­n Special fare and will be run as fully reserved train.
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Shri Sumit Thakur, Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway, the details of above special train is as under:
·Train No. 09185/09186 Mumbai Central - Bhagalpur (Weekly) Special train [8 trips]
Train No. 09185 Mumbai Central - Bhagalpur (Weekly) Special train will depart from Mumbai Central, every Saturday at 11.05 hrs & will reach Bhagalpur at 10.00 hrs, o­n Monday. This train will run from 27.11.2021 to 18.12.2021.
Similarly, Train No. 09186 Bhagalpur - Mumbai Central (Weekly) Special train will depart from Bhagalpur, every Tuesdayat 05.00 hrs & will arrive Mumbai Central at 07.20 hrs, o­n Thursday. This train will run from 30.11.2021 to 21.12.2021.
Enroute this train will halt at Borivali, Vapi, Surat, Vadodara, Ratlam, Kota, Sawaimadhopur, Gangapur City, Bharatpur, Achhnera, Mathura, Kasganj, Farrukhabad, Kanpur Central, Aishbagh, Barabanki, Gonda, Basti, Gorakhpur, Kaptanganj, Narkatiaganj, Bettiah, Bapudham Motihari, Muzaffarpur, Samastipur Jn, Barauni Jn, Begusarai, Monghyr and Sultanganj stations in both directions.
This train comprises of AC 2-Tier, AC 3-Tier, Sleeper Class and Second Class seating coaches
The booking of extended trips of Train No. 09185 will open o­n21stNovember, 2021 at nominated PRS counters and IRCTC website. This train will run as fully reserved Special Train o­n Special Fare.
Nov 17 (22:13) Press Release:TEMPORARY ADDITIONAL STOPPAGE FOR RASH YATRA UTSAV (er.indianrailways.gov.in)
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To clear the anticipated rush of passengers & pilgrims o­n the occasion of Rash Purnima Mela at Shantipur area, Eastern Railway’s Sealdah Division will provide temporary additional stoppage of 12 UP trains and 10 DN trains at Bathna Krittibas Halt station of Kalinarayanpur – Santipur section for Rash Yatra from 19.11.2021 to 22.11.2021.
            Out of 12 UP trains, 9 Sealdah – Santipur locals, 1 Ranaghat – Krishnanagar local, 1 Ranaghat – Santipur local  & 1 Bangaon – Santipur local and out of 10 DN trains, 7 Santipur – Sealdah locals, 2 Santipur – Ranaghat locals & 1 Santipur – Bangaon local will stop at Bathna Krittibas Halt station of Kalinarayanpur – Santipur section in Sealdah Division.
Nov 17 (22:09) Dedication of Home platform, passenger amenities on Mumbai Suburban section of Central & Western Railways (cr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Shri Raosaheb Dadarao Patil Danve, Hon’ble Minister of State of Railways, Coal & Mines, Government of India will dedicate home platform at Ambernath and Kopar railway stations, foot over bridges, escalators, lifts and toilet blocks o­n Mumbai suburban section of Central and Western Railways, coach restaurant at CSMT and executive waiting hall at CSMT and Mumbai Central railway stations. Shri Danveji will inaugurate reconstructed Frere Road over Bridge, integrated surveillance system o­n Mumbai suburban section of Western Railway, state of the art POD concept retiring room at Mumbai Central railway station. The Hon’ble Minister of State for Railways will also inaugurate a Railway Public Grievance office at Churchgate at a function to be held at 10 am o­n 17.11.2021.
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Hon’ble Ministers of State of Government of India, Hon’ble Ministers of Government of Maharashtra, Leader of the Opposition of Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha and Vidhan Parishad, Hon’ble Mayor of Mumbai, Hon’ble Members of Parliament of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, Hon’ble MLA will be present o­n the occasion as Guests of Honour.

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Home platform: Mumbai Division of Central Railway and MRVC undertook the ambitious work of construction of 2 new home platforms at Kopar and Ambernath stations respectively.
Ambernath station home platform: Overall length of home platform is 280meter and average width is 8meter.
Kopar station home platform: Overall length of home platform is 308 meter and average width is 7.5 meter.

Foot over Bridges: o­ne at Titwala (Igatpuri end) 67.8-meter length x 6-meter width; o­ne at Thakurli (Mumbai end) 70-meter length x 6-meter width and o­ne at Nahur (Kalyan end) 47-meter length x 6-meter width.
5 Foot over Bridges at Mahim (North), Bandra (South), between Bandra & Khar, Khar, Santacruz have been provided at a cost of Rs 29.07 crores to ensure safety of passengers besides easing their entry & exit. It will go a long way to control trespassing, avoid overcrowding o­n bridges, etc.

Escalators for comfort and convenience of commuters especially to senior citizens, etc. Two escalators (Up and Dn) at platform number 18 at CSMT end FOB; two (Up and Dn) at Kalyan end FOB at Vithalwadi East circulating area and two (Up and Dn) at new upcoming FOB connecting new platform o­n east circulating area.
Escalators at Malad (2), o­ne each at Borivali and Virar at a cost of Rs 4.60 crores provide comfort and convenience to commuters, especially, to sick, senior citizens and differently abled persons.

Lifts: Passenger lifts in order to help differently abled people at Mulund (one) at platform number 1 o­n new FOB and Kurla (3) o­ne each at platform number 1/2, 3/4 and 5/6. The lifts are heavy duty type and carry 15 persons at a time. o­ne Lift with 20-passenger capacity has been installed at Matunga Road station at South Foot Over Bridge PF No. 1 / 2 at a cost of Rs. 55 lakhs.

Toilet Blocks
A deluxe toilet for both gents and ladies at Lokmanya Tilax Terminus station with overall size of 20.80meter x 8.50meter.
A toilet for both gents and ladies at Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar station with overall size of 6.50meter x 4.30meter.
The existing ladies’ toilet at Borivali has been renovated at a cost of Rs.16 lakh with provision of both Indian and Western closets, bathrooms, blocks for ladies’ convenience & separate toilet block for Divyangjan ladies

Executive lounge and Coach Restaurant situated at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai. Executive lounge built as PPP under Non Fare Revenue while the Coach Restaurant first in Mumbai City under innovative ideas under catering policy.

Reconstructed Frere Road Over Bridge (ROB)
Frere ROB is located between Charni Road and Grant Road stations of Churchgate - Virar section and was constructed in year 1921. After structural audit of the ROB in September 2019, IIT Bombay had recommended for immediate repair of the girders as emergency measure. The dismantling work of the existing bridge commenced in January 2020. Despite COVID-19 pandemic lockdown since 23rd March ,2020, WR completed the re-girdering and strengthening of substructure with jacketing, including the Approach work of ROB. It has been reconstructed at a cost of Rs 18.65 crore.

Integrated Surveillance System o­n Mumbai Suburban (WR)
The Integrated Surveillance System (ISS) is a work executed by WR to provide for a safe and secure travel experience for the passengers traveling in Mumbai area. The project executed at a cost of Rs 66.05 crores, encompasses a total of 2729 cameras at 30 stations consisting of 2029 Full HD Fixed, 179 Full HD PTZ and 521 Full HD and covering the core suburban section between Churchgate to Virar for crowd management, trespassing control etc with face recognition facility.

“POD” Concept Retiring Room at Mumbai Central Station
The unique facility at Mumbai Central station consists of a total Pod inventory of 48, comprising of 3 categories, namely 30 Classic Pods, 7 Ladies o­nly, 10 Private Pods and o­ne for Differently Abled as well. While the Classic Pods and Ladies o­nly Pods will comfortably fit o­ne guest, the Private Pod will also have a private space within the room, whereas the Room for Differently abled will comfortably fit 2 guests with space for free movement of Wheelchair. The passenger can avail all modern facilities at comparatively cheaper rates.

Waiting Hall at Mumbai Central
The Waiting Room has been upgraded with modern facilities such as Fully Air-conditioned waiting room with aesthetic ambience, Cushioned sofa sets, Recliner chairs, Separate toilet facilities separate for Ladies and Gents, Mobile charging points and Tea and light refreshment facilities. The modernization of waiting room was undertaken o­n PPP model. Railways saved o­n expenditure o­n its renovation and managed to generate revenue of Rs.1 crore, towards license fee for 5 years.
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