#ChabiChodo? Ye kya hai?

Angrezo bharat chhodo toh suna tha, ye #ChabiChodo kya hai?


 This #ChabiChodo campaign is storming Facebook and Twitter to encourage Navi-Mumbai residents to take part in NMMT Bus Day on 23rd Feb 2016.

#ChabiChodo campaign is a biggest pollution fight initiative in Mumbai till date.
The main idea behind this initiative is to observe the changes on the pollution and  traffic level by using public transport. That’s why we call it as “Chabi Chhodo Initiative” literally translated into leave your keys behind.


Zophop is an app that is especially designed to know the timing, cost and details of the bus that you can avail on 23th Feb 2016 in the support of bus day initiative!


So, if you are living in Navi-Mumbai and want to contribute a little to make the environment better to live in then, support and use public transport and plant more trees!


Visit NMMT Bus Day Website for more details.

72 hour Mega Block on Central Railway

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Central Railway has decided to operate a 72 hours traffic block on Up and Down Harbour lines in two phases from February 19 to 21 in connection with the extension of platform at CST to run 12 car local trains.

The details of the block are as under:

From 1.30 pm on February 19 to 1.30 pm on February 22

PHASE – I
Platform No.1 will be available for Harbour line suburban services from 4.40 am on February 19 to 1 am on February 20. No services on Harbour line from platform No. 2.
· First Down local from CST towards western suburb will be Bandra local leaving CST at 5.04 am
· First Dn local from CST towards Navi Mumbai will be Panvel local leaving CST at 5.08 am
· First Up local from western suburb towards CST will leave from Bandra at 4.30 am
· First Up local from Navi Mumbai towards CST will leave from Belapur at 4.01 am
· Last Up local from Western suburb towards CST will leave from Andheri at 11.26 pm.
· Last Up local from Navi Mumbai towards CST will leave from Panvel at 11.20 pm
· Last Dn local from CST will be Bandra local leaving CST at 12.41 am on February 20.
PHASE – II No Harbour line services between CST-Wadala from 1.30 am on February 20 to 1.30 am on February 22.

However special services will run between Wadala and Navi Mumbai / Bandra on both days.
On these two days services will run at frequency of 8 minutes between Wadala – Panvel, at a frequency of 32 minutes between Wadala- Belapur and Wadala- Vashi, at a frequency of 16 minutes between Wadala – Bandra. In an hour 15 special services will run to and from Wadala during peak hours and 12 during non-peak hours.

Mega-Block details for 7th Feb 2016

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Mega-Block on Main Line and Traffic Block on Harbour Line on 7.2.2016

Central Railway
Press Release

MEGA-BLOCK o­n MAIN LINE AND TRAFFIC BLOCK o­n HARBOUR LINE o­n 7.2.2016

Central Railway will operate Traffic Block o­n Up and Dn Harbour Line between Vashi and Belapur for connecting newly laid Up and Dn Harbour line between Nerul and Belapur and Mega Block o­n Main Line suburban section between Matunga and Mulund o­n Dn Slow line for carrying out maintenance work o­n Sunday 7.2.2016. The details are as under: –

TRAFFIC BLOCK o­n HARBOUR LINES
ON UP AND DN LINES BETWEEN VASHI AND BELAPUR FROM 2.00 AM TO 10.00 AM

Suburban services will remain suspended between Vashi and Belapur during the Traffic block period. However special suburban services will run o­n CST Mumbai – Vashi – CST Mumbai and Panvel – Belapur – Panvel section during the block period.
Trans Harbour line services will run between Thane and Vashi / Nerul as per time table o­n 7.2.2016.

FIRST SERVICE AFTER COMPLETION OF TRAFFIC BLOCK:
Panvel local leaving CST at 8.23 am
CST Mumbai local leaving Panvel at 9.10 am
Panvel local leaving Thane at 11.12 am
Thane local leaving Panvel at 9.02 am

MEGA BLOCK o­n MAIN LINE
BETWEEN KALYAN AND THANE UP SLOW LINE FROM 11.15 AM TO 3.15 PM

Up Slow and semi-fast line services leaving Kalyan from 10.47 am to 03.04 pm will be diverted o­n Up fast line between Kalyan and Thane stations.Up slow line services will not be available at Thakurli, Kopar, Diva, Mumbra and Kalva stations. Passengers of these stations are permitted to travel via Dombivali and Thane stations.

All Dn fast line services leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus from 10.08 am to 2.42 pm will halt at Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup and Mulund stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts and arrive destination 10 minutes behind schedule.

Up fast line services leaving Thane from 10.46 am to 3.26 pm will halt at Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar and Kurla stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts and arrive destination 15 minutes behind schedule.

All slow locals arriving and leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus between 11.00 am to 4.00 pm will arrive destination 10 minutes behind schedule.

Due to these blocks, suburban trains are likely to be more crowded than usual. Passengers are requested not to take any risks while travelling. They are also requested to avoid travelling o­n foot board, roof top of locals and not to board extremely over crowded trains. Passengers are requested to bear with the Railway Administration for the inconvenience caused.

Western Line
No Day Block
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Date: February 5, 2016
This news comes to you from Public Relations Department, Central Railway, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai.

Zophop starts the pilot in Nagpur to implement smarter commute every day

An alliance offering real-time en route bus location with ETA (estimated time of arrival) to the stops beyond timings and fares


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Mumbai, February 5, 2016:  Zophop, a fast growing technology-driven transportation mobile app, announces its collaboration with UMTC (Urban Mass Transit Company) for NMC (Nagpur Municipal Corporation) and VNIL (Vansh Nimay Infraprojects Limited). NMC and VNIL are the public transportation service providers to daily commuters in Nagpur. The collaboration is aimed at providing depth of information to daily commuters who use the bus for their entire or partial trip in order to support them in making the best decision not only on route options based on time and fare but also on the waiting time for the bus.

Jiyoung Lee, Co-founder and VP, Product & Marketing, Zophop commented, “Along with the focus in Nagpur on technology driven smart transport solutions, this collaboration will change over 250,000 daily bus commuters’ day-to-day bus ride experience completely since now we can provide accurate bus timing, fare, and en route bus location with ETA to the stop on all the bus routes. With the successful evaluation and feedback from the pilot program, we will expand the coverage in greater Nagpur area.”

Subramanian, Head of Nagpur Bus Operator, VNIL further commented, “Customer is supreme but dynamics of commercial economy in Urban Bus Transport System have not allowed us much room for customer centric initiatives. The real-time live bus information certainly is a technology driven low cost initiative that offers huge benefit to commuters without any burden on capital investment.”

About Zophop

Zophop provides the tool that empowers over 200,000 users in 15 cities across India to make their best decision on route (time vs. cost), transportation modes, and time management for travel. One of the unique features on Zophop ­ “nearby” ­ allows users to find all public transportation modes including buses, trains, metros, cabs (Uber, Ola), and autos (Jugnoo) near their location. The “nearby” feature is not only showing users what is available around them but also its ETA to the stop/station/pick­up location and fare. Zophop was established in Mumbai in 2014 founded by Vinayak Bhavnani and Jiyoung Lee.

About NMC, VNIL, and UMTC in Nagpur

Nagpur is taking steps towards development of pan city transport solution, which is sustainable from the financial, economic, and environmental standpoint as well as the common citizens as the fulcrum. While new generation of green transport is in the offing so is the solar powered metro infrastructure, for the present and immediate. Smart technologies that can enable easy access of information to passengers have been key areas that Nagpur has been keen on. The collaborative effort amongst NMC (the enabling institution), VNIL (the bus service provider and operator), and partners – UMTC and Zophop – as the knowledge and technology provider will drive faster and easier implementation and city-wide improvement.


 

To get live bus timings get zophop from Playstore today.

Google’s free Wi-Fi launched at Mumbai Central Station

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Prabhu said around 100 busiest stations across the country will be brought under the free public Wi-Fi service by this year-end, making it the world’s largest such project


 

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Friday launched a free high-speed public Wi-Fi service in collaboration with technology giant Google at Mumbai Central, the first station in the country to get such facility.

Terming the facility as “world class”, Prabhu said around 100 busiest stations across the country will be brought under the free public Wi-Fi service by this year-end, making it the world’s largest such project.

When I proposed the full-fledged (Railway) budget last year, I had vowed to improve ailing condition of Indian Railway, and launching free Wi-Fi at Mumbai Central Station is one giant step towards improving the Railway,” Prabhu said while addressing the gathering comprising senior railway officers, Google executives and passengers at the suburban railway station.

Terming it as a “historic day”, the minister said that his government was trying hard to develop sustainable infrastructure and to improve safety and security of the passengers and bring financial stability to the entity.

The project of providing free Wi-Fi connectivity at 400 railway stations across the country was announced last September during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the Google headquarters in the US.

The Vice-president and Managing Director of Google South East Asia and India, Rajan Anandan, said, “Google is delighted to launch India’s first high speed public Wi-Fi service in partnership with Indian Railways.”

Bringing affordable Internet access to millions of people is an important part of making internet both easily accessible and useful for more than 300 million Indians who are already online, and the nearly one billion more who are not,” he said.

Anandan said that over one crore people will be able to enjoy this experience at 100 stations spread across the country by this year-end.

The network is built for wide coverage and high capacity usage unlike a typical Wi-Fi hotspot which offers connectivity in limited area and poor experience. This network will extend to cover both long distance train station and the local train station in Mumbai Central,” he said.

In a statement issued later, Google said the four stations where free Wi-Fi facility would be provided soon are Allahabad, Patna, Jaipur and Ranchi, and other stations will follow very shortly.


This post was originally published on Indian Express

Suburban trains to be partially cancelled between Chennai and Gummidipoondi

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Southern Railway will either cancel or partially cancel some suburban train services between Chennai and Gummidipoondi on January 21, 23, 25, 28 and 30, February 2,4,6,9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25 and 27, and March 1, 3, 5, 8, 10 and 12. The changes are made to facilitate repair works on the on the Chennai Central – Gudur section.

The following suburban trains will be partially cancelled.

Chennai Beach – Gummidipoondi EMU local (Train No 42601), scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 9.40am, will be partially cancelled between Ennore and Gummidipoondi. It will be turned back from Ennore to Moore Market Complex (MMC) railway station as a passenger special.

MMC – Gummidipoondi EMU local (Train No 42015), scheduled to leave MMC at 10.25am, will be partially cancelled between Ennore and Gummidipoondi. It will be turned back from Ennore to MMC as a passenger special.

MMC – Gummidipoondi EMU local (Train No 42017), scheduled to leave MMC at 11.35am, will be partially cancelled between Ennore and Gummidipoondi. It will be turned back from Ennore to MMC as a passenger special.

MMC – Gummidipoondi EMU local (Train No 42019), scheduled to leave MMC at 12.10pm, will be partially cancelled between Ennore and Gummidipoondi. It will be turned back from Ennore to MMC as a passenger special.

MMC – Sulurpeta EMU local (Train No 42413), scheduled to leave MMC at 12.40pm, will be partially cancelled between Ennore and Sulurpeta. It will be turned back from Ennore to MMC as a passenger special.

MMC – Gummidipoondi EMU local (Train No 42021), scheduled to leave MMC at 1.15pm, will be partially cancelled between Ennore and Gummidipoondi. It will be turned back from Ennore to MMC as a passenger special.

Sulurpeta – MMC EMU local (Train No 42406), scheduled to leave Sulurpeta at 10am, will be partially cancelled between Minjur and MMC. It will be turned back from Minjur to Sulurpeta as a passenger special.

Gummidipoondi – MMC EMU local (Train No 42020), scheduled to leave Gummidipoondi at 10.50am, will be partially cancelled between Minjur and MMC. It will be turned back from Minjur to Gummidipoondi as a passenger special.

Gummidipoondi – MMC EMU local (Train No 42022), scheduled to leave Gummidipoondi at 11.20am, will be partially cancelled between Minjur and MMC. It will be turned back from Minjur to Gummidipoondi as a passenger special.

Sulurpeta – MMC EMU local (Train No 42408), scheduled to leave Sulurpeta at 11.10am, will be partially cancelled between Minjur and MMC. It will be turned back from Minjur to Gummidipoondi as passenger special.

Gummidipoondi – MMC EMU local (Train No 42024), scheduled to leave Gummidipundi at 1PM, will be partially cancelled between Minjur and MMC. It will be turned back from Minjur to Sulurpeta as passenger a special.

 Gummidipoondi – MMC EMU local (Train No 42026), scheduled to leave Gummidipoondi at 1.35PM will be partially cancelled between Minjur and MMC. It will be turned back from Minjur to Gummidipoondi as a passenger special.

Sulurpeta – MMC EMU local (Train No 66026), scheduled to leave Sulurpeta at 12.00pm, will be partially cancelled between Ponneri and MMC. It will be turned back from Ponneri to Sulurpeta as a passenger special.

The following suburban train will be fully cancelled.

Gummidipoondi – MMC EMU local (Train No 42030), scheduled to leave Gummidipoondi at 3.15pm will be fully cancelled.


To see train timings, platform numbers, fares and stops in Chennai get zophop from Playstore today. 

MUMBAI MARATHON 2016 – EARLY MORNING SUBURBAN SPECIAL TRAINS ON 17.01.2016 (SUNDAY)

CENTRAL RAILWAY
Press Release

MUMBAI MARATHON 2016 – EARLY MORNING SUBURBAN SPECIAL TRAINS
ON 17.01.2016 (SUNDAY)
Central Railway has decided to run 2 suburban special trains o­ne each from Kalyan and Panvel Station o­n Sunday 17.01.2016 for the benefit of the participants of Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon being held at CST, Mumbai o­n 17.01.2016.
The details are as under-
Kalyan – CST special will leave Kalyan at 03.00 hrs and will arrive Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai at 04.30 hrs stopping at all stations.
Panvel – CST special will leave Panvel at 03.10 hrs and will arrive Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus at 04.30 hrs via Harbour line stopping at all stations.
However, local trains towards Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus leaving Kalyan at 04.41 and leaving Vashi at 04.00 will remain cancelled.
All concerned to please take note of this and avail the facility.
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Date: January 14, 2016
This news comes to you from the Public Relations Department, Central Railway, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai.