Reopening Mumbai local trains tougher than resuming public transport elsewhere, says state disaster management secy
In an interview with Firstpost, Kishor Raje Nimbalkar talks about how the Maharashtra government is planning to allow the general public to board Mumbai locals while preventing COVID-19 transmission
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is making violators do community service in the form of sweeping roads if they are reluctant to pay Rs 200 as fine for not wearing masks in public places
The Maharashtra government had earlier requested the Indian Railways to allow women to commute by local trains from 11 am to 3 pm, and from 7 pm till the end of the day's services
Railways says regular, suburban passenger trains to remain suspended; 230 special routes will continue to operate
An official statement said that a limited number of Mumbai local trains, which are being operated only on the order of the state govt, will continue to run
Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chandigarh among other cities, install vending machines for face masks, sanitisers and gloves
The railways is planning to install such vending machines at several other railway stations as well, including at few other suburban railway stations in Mumbai.
Mumbai allows doubling of daily arrivals and departures to 50 flights each; local trains for essential duty staff baby steps towards normalcy
As coronavirus cases continue to pile up with Maharashtra with the state reporting a total of 1,10,744 cases as of Tuesday, Mumbai is gradually opening up with the railways resuming suburban train services in Mumbai for ferrying essential staff from Monday. Not only local trains, but the city has also opened up its airports from Tuesday with AAI-GVK group operated Mumbai Airport set to handle 100 departures and arrivals, reports PTI.
Mumbai's suburban train services resume for ferrying essential staff; expected to benefit 1.25 lakh people, says official
The Railways resumed 'selective' suburban train services on the main and harbour lines in Mumbai for ferrying essential staff
Citing financial constraints, Sameera Iyengar and Sanjna Kapoor's Junoon announces closure after eight years
Arts and culture organisation Junoon announced on Tuesday that over the next few months, it would be closing down.
Coronavirus pandemic: From cancelling trains to increasing platform tickets, Indian Railways goes full throttle to contain outbreak
As India grapples to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic in the country with cases crossing the 160 mark, the Indian Railways has taken steps to minimise the outbreak in the country. It cancelled a total of 168 trains due to low occupancy after the COVID-19 outbreak and announced that these trains will remain suspended from 20 March to 31 March.
'Will shut Mumbai locals, buses if people don't stop non-essential travel,' says Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray
Amid rising cases of novel coronavirus in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said the government would be forced to take the "harsh decision" to stop bus and train services in Mumbai if people don't avoid unnecessary travel
Indian Railways likely to introduce Mumbai suburban trains with both AC, non-AC coaches after resistance by passengers over high ticket prices
The Indian Railways is likely to go with trains having both AC and non-AC coaches in Mumbai due to resistance from passengers towards higher ticket price
Mumbai rains: Several parts of city witness heavy rainfall, IMD predicts light to moderate showers in next 48 hours
Several parts of Mumbai along with satellite cities of Thane and Navi Mumbai woke up to heavy rainfall on Friday morning.
Rail Minister Piyush Goyal, BJP working president JP Nadda travel in Mumbai's local trains to save time; Twitterati slam move
Railway minister Piyush Goyal and BJP working president JP Nadda travelled in Mumbai's local train to 'save time' during their commute.
Mumbai rains: Expect heavy rains in city, suburb on Thursday, predict weather forecaster; 46.76% cloud build up over city, reports Skymet
SkyMet Weather reports of a significant cloud buildup above the city, and the forecast for Thursday is heavy rain at isolated places. Mumbaikars can expect moderate spells of rains with some intense showers in between today.
Heavy rains batter Mumbai; Andheri, Colaba, Sion, Chembur among worst affected areas, IMD predicts more rainfall till Thursday
Mumbai Rains LATEST updates: Heavy rains lashed Mumbai's Western suburb on Wednesday, leading to water-logging and traffic woes in several areas and affecting train services on the central line. In the city's Andheri area, eight people were injured after three cars collided due to low visibility early on Wednesday morning.
Mumbai experienced heavy rainfall in the intervening night between Tuesday and Wednesday, which has led to waterlogging in several suburbs of the city, like Sion, Dadar, Mumbai Central, Kurla, Andheri, and Sakinaka.
Mumbai rains: City to receive moderate to heavy rainfall in the next few hours; part of hill collapses in Asalpha
Mumbai will continue to have intense showers throughout the city, as reported by Skymet Weather. The agency also said that the intensity of rains would decrease in a couple of hours over Colaba, Navi Mumbai, Panvel and Thane during next 2-3 hours.
Mumbai rains: Eight injured after 3 cars collide on Andheri flyover; IMD predicts heavy showers for next 2 days
Eight people sustained injuries after three cars collided with each other in Andheri, Mumbai on Wednesday morning
Mumbai rains updates: Airport's main runway likely to be operational by Thursday; DGCA issues safety circular for airlines
Mumbai rains LIVE updates: The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued an air safety circular for airlines in wake of the monsoon season. Meanwhile, the main runway of the Mumbai airport is likely to remain closed for flight operations till Thursday as it will take more time to remove the SpiceJet plane that was stuck partially on the runway on Monday.
All Mumbai local trains must be 15-coach, says Piyush Goyal; asks railway officials to draft timeline within two weeks
Goyal, at a meeting with senior railway officials, said that this move will increase the Mumbai local trains’ capacity by 25 percent. The Western Railway currently has only 15 local trains with 15 coaches.