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Reopening Mumbai local trains tougher than resuming public transport elsewhere, says state disaster management secy
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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

Maharashtra govt requests railways to allow all women to travel by Mumbai local trains
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Maharashtra govt requests railways to allow all women to travel by Mumbai local trains

The government has requested the railways to make the train services available to women passengers from Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm and from 7 pm onwards till the end of the services for the day

WR to introduce access control gates at Mumbai's Churchgate station by September-end
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WR to introduce access control gates at Mumbai's Churchgate station by September-end

The railway authorities along with municipal corporations are also planning to implement a staggered train timetable for local trains in the Mumbai metropolitan region

Mumbai allows doubling of daily arrivals and departures to 50 flights each; local trains for essential duty staff baby steps towards normalcy
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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
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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

Coronavirus Outbreak: Western Railway suffers Rs 178-cr loss due to lockdown till 29 March
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Western Railway suffers Rs 178-cr loss due to lockdown till 29 March

Train cancellations on account of the lockdown for the novel coronavirus outbreak has led to losses of close to Rs 180 crore, Western Railway said on Monday

Indian Railways likely to introduce Mumbai suburban trains with both AC, non-AC coaches after resistance by passengers over high ticket prices
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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

IRCTC shares hit record high of Rs 1,008 in intra-day ahead of Mumbai-Ahmedabad Tejas Express launch
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IRCTC shares hit record high of Rs 1,008 in intra-day ahead of Mumbai-Ahmedabad Tejas Express launch

he railway will conduct an inaugural run of Tejas Express on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route on 17 January.

Western Railway threatens to dismantle two Wankhede foot overbridges unless Mumbai Cricket Association pays for repairs
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Western Railway threatens to dismantle two Wankhede foot overbridges unless Mumbai Cricket Association pays for repairs

Western Railway (WR) has written to Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) demanding payment for repairs of two-foot overbridges (FOB) used by people for entering Wankhede Stadium or face their dismantlement.

Mumbai Rains Updates: IMD predicts heavy rain in Mumbai, adjoining areas on Sunday, Monday; services on Western line slightly delayed
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Mumbai Rains Updates: IMD predicts heavy rain in Mumbai, adjoining areas on Sunday, Monday; services on Western line slightly delayed

Mumbai Rains Updates: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday predicted 'heavy to very heavy rainfall' for Mumbai and adjoining areas on Sunday and Monday

Maharashtra rains: Amid forecast of heavy downpour, schools, junior colleges to remain closed in Mumbai, Thane and Konkan today
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Maharashtra rains: Amid forecast of heavy downpour, schools, junior colleges to remain closed in Mumbai, Thane and Konkan today

In view of the forecast of heavy rains, all schools and junior colleges in Mumbai, Thane and Konkan regions will remain closed on September 5, informed Maharashtra education minister Ashish Shelar

Mumbai rains: 30 flights cancelled, 118 delayed at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport for second day as city braces for heavy downpour
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Mumbai rains: 30 flights cancelled, 118 delayed at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport for second day as city braces for heavy downpour

With local train services slowing down or coming to a standstill and traffic snarls on major roads in Mumbai on Wednesday, airline and airport staff were unable to reach the workplace, resulting in delays and cancellations on Wednesday and its spill-over effect continued on Thursday as well.

Mumbai rains: Water level recedes in most parts of city; NDRF teams on standby in Kurla, Parel and Andheri
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Mumbai rains: Water level recedes in most parts of city; NDRF teams on standby in Kurla, Parel and Andheri

Mumbai most likely to get continuous rains and showers with the possibility of extremely heavy falls at isolated places in city and suburbs for the next 48 hours, an IMD release read.

Mumbai rains: Suburban Harbour Line services restored day after incessant downpour in city that paralysed road and rail traffic
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Mumbai rains: Suburban Harbour Line services restored day after incessant downpour in city that paralysed road and rail traffic

Mumbai is most likely to receive incessant rains and showers with the possibility of extremely heavy falls at isolated places in city and suburbs for the next 48 hours, the IMD release read.

Daily Bulletin: Chidambaram's CBI custody ends; schools and colleges in Mumbai, Thane shut; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: Chidambaram's CBI custody ends; schools and colleges in Mumbai, Thane shut; day's top stories

Here are today's top stories: SC, trial court to hear crucial plea by P Chidambaram as ex-FM's CBI custody to end today; SC to hear Kashmir Times editor's additional affidavit over restrictions on journalists in Valley; and more

Heavy rains batter Mumbai; traffic snarls, disrupted rail services affect thousands
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Heavy rains batter Mumbai; traffic snarls, disrupted rail services affect thousands

Heavy rains pounded Mumbai and neighbouring districts in Maharashtra on Wednesday, causing flooding in low-lying areas and suspension of several trains services, delayed flights and slow road traffic movement.

Mumbai rains: Santacruz records 206.6 mm downpour in six hours; Mithi River overflows, train and flight services hit
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Mumbai rains: Santacruz records 206.6 mm downpour in six hours; Mithi River overflows, train and flight services hit

IMD's Santacruz observatory recorded 206.6 millimetres of rains between 8.30 am and 2.30 pm on Wednesday. The India Meterological Department (IMD) issued a 'red alert' for the city, its suburbs, Thane and Palghar till Thursday, and asked the authorities to be prepared to handle any situation.

Mumbai rains: List of trains cancelled, short terminated and diverted by Western and Central Railways
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Mumbai rains: List of trains cancelled, short terminated and diverted by Western and Central Railways

Long distance train traffic to, from and via Mumbai was severely hit on Wednesday following heavy downpour in the city and its surrounding areas

Mumbai Rains Updates: Downpour to continue over city, Thane, Palghar for next 6-12 hours, says Skymet Weather
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Mumbai Rains Updates: Downpour to continue over city, Thane, Palghar for next 6-12 hours, says Skymet Weather

Mumbai Rains LIVE Updates: Skymet Weather tweeted that intermittent rain will continue with few heavy spell over Dhule, Gadchiroli, Gondiya, Jalgaon, Jalna, Kolhapur, Mumbai and its suburbs for the next 6-12 hours.

'Be prepared for any situation': IMD issues red alert for Mumbai, Thane and Palghar as heavy rains pound MMR; over 200mm rainfall recorded in some parts
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'Be prepared for any situation': IMD issues red alert for Mumbai, Thane and Palghar as heavy rains pound MMR; over 200mm rainfall recorded in some parts

IMD has issued a red alert for various places, including Mumbai city and suburbs, Thane and Palghar districts, for next 24 hours due to heavy rains