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Western Indian Railways

Western Indian railways

The western Indian railways are one of the most manhandling railway networks and got established in 1951 on 5th November by the amalgamation Central Indian Railway, Baroda and Mumbai along with the other Railways of the State like Jaipur, Rajputana and Saurashtra. The Western Indian Railway’s headquarters is in Mumbai and enjoys an authority on the Central Railway network as well, being the head-quarters situated at Church gate. Central India railway networks and Baroda as the forerunners of the western railways started in the year of 1855. It constructed a broad-gauge track of over 29 miles starting from Ankleshwar to Utran. Later on, the same railway track got extended till Mumbai.

Western Indian railways-The System

Also, the Western railway line of the suburban Mumbai rail system is managed by Western Railways. The entire area is divided into six major divisions namely Ahmedabad, Vadodra, Rajkot, Ratlam, Mumbai and Bhavnagar. After widening the rail track towards Mumbai, it further got extended to Great Indian Peninsular Railway, which is famous by the name of Central Railways. Then a meter-gauge was developed from Delhi to Ajmer, Agra and Jaipur. Consequently the connection and extension between several Indian cities augmented. Also, by 1900, approximately 45 passenger rails were introduced under the Western Indian Railways System.

Origin of Western Indian railways

In 1928, first electric rail was introduced starting from Churchgate to Borivali. Later on, several railway networks were managed in the country’s Western part, which further combined with Saurashtra Railways. In 2003, Kota division came into existence under the Western Central Railways. Moreover, at present, Western Indian railways are considered as an electrified rail network operating within the country.

Facts about Western Indian Railways

Mumbai, Bhavnagar, Porbandar, Okha and Kandla are a few important ports, which generate maximum revenue for Indian Railways. The suburban Mumbai division sprawls up to Dahanu Road from Churchgate, covering over 120 kms distance whilst connecting more than 38 stations. Since, Western Indian railways comprise electrified rail-road system, it is considered as most important rail-road system of the country. Western Indian railways cover the entire region of Gujarat, eastern division of Rajasthan and Maharashtra Coast. Western railways also serve a number of west coast ports of India.

Importance of Western Indian railways

Indian Railways are one of the most prominent means of transport for people of India. Despite, its long distance voyage, many passengers also commute through the railway networks everyday. In the urban city Mumbai, railways is the first preference for many as journey via train is much convenient and cheap than any other mode of transportation.

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MANDALIA ARVIND MANILA A-3, Amidhara Apptt., Jalaram – 2 Uni. Road, RAJKOT Ph. No. : 0281 2574916/ Mob.: 9687737737 To, The Officer, Complaint Dept. Western Railway Office Dear Sir/ Madam, Dear Sir, Non Attenancance of inquiry phone No. 02812463352 Bhaktinagar Railway Station, RAJKOT ----------------------------------------------------------------- I am dialing phone No. 0281 2574916 constantly since morning today but no one is attending the phone. This being happened many a times in past. We need railway time schedule for specific train. Some time, phone is engaged but very net moment it result in “ NO REPLY”. It is a matter of concern that inquiry officer is not attending. This very poor service resulted to complain apex authority. Please confirm suitable compliance in e-mail. Thanking You, Mandalia A. M. Cell : 09687737737

Today (1/09/2010) I was traveling by 09:56 Goregaon to Churchget Local Train. Train speed was excellent but when it was passing near Bandra, Harbor Train bridge (at turning) with speed might be 100 km/hr or more, different strongly audible sound (normally heard while passing Khandala Ghat or while changing the tracks i.e. created because of friction between wheels & rails while taking turns)was heard for about 10 sec. Here I would like to draw kind attention of Rly. authority towards this incident. The sound normally heard while passing Khandala Ghat or while changing the tracks & sound that I had heard at Bandra, the difference is of speed of the train. The speed of the train normally observed at Khandala Ghat or while changing the tracks is extremely slow but here train was passing with quit high speed. Being a regular passenger of the local train, it is my duty to draw your kind attention towards this incident to avoid any mishap in the future. Thanking You, P.R.Masurkar Hon.Secretary (National Safety Council -Maharashtra Chapter)

Today (1/09/2010) I was traveling by 09:56 Goregaon to Churchget Local Train. Train speed was excellent but when it was passing near Bandra, Harbor Train bridge (at turning) with speed might be 100 km/hr or more, different strongly audible sound (normally heard while passing Khandala Ghat or while changing the tracks i.e. created because of friction between wheels & rails while taking turns)was heard for about 10 sec. Here I would like to draw kind attention of Rly. authority towards this incident. The sound normally heard while passing Khandala Ghat or while changing the tracks & sound that I had heard at Bandra, the difference is of speed of the train. The speed of the train normally observed at Khandala Ghat or while changing the tracks is extremely slow but here train was passing with quit high speed. Being a regular passenger of the local train, it is my duty to draw your kind attention towards this incident to avoid any mishap in the future. Thanking You, P.R.Masurkar Hon.Secretary (National Safety Council -Maharashtra Chapter)

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is it ok for senior citizen tranvelling from pune to mumbai to take a local train to mahalkshmi/chinchpokli without purchasing another ticket.travelling by ccchair.can they also travel 1st class on local train?

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