Mumbai Local Train Mega Block on 11th December, 2016

CENTRAL LINES

THANE – KALYAN DN FAST LINE FROM 10.30 AM TO 3.30 PM

Down fast line services, leaving CST from 9.38 am to 2.54 pm will halt at Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup and Mulund stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts. Down fast line services beyond Thane will be diverted on Down slow line between Thane and Kalyan, halting at all stations and will arrive destination 20 minutes behind schedule.

Up fast line services, leaving Thane station from 10.46 am to 3.18 pm will halt at Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar and Kurla stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts and will arrive destination 15 minutes behind schedule.

All Down and Up slow locals leaving / arriving CST from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm will arrive destination 10 minutes behind schedule.
 

HARBOUR LINES

CST – CHUNABHATTI / MAHIM DN HARBOUR LINE FROM 11.40 AM TO 4.40 PM & CHUNABHATTI / MAHIM – CST UP HARBOUR LINE FROM 11.10 AM TO 4.10 PM

Down Harbour line services to Vashi / Belapur /Panvel leaving CST from 11.21 am to 4.39 pm and Down Harbour line services to Bandra/Andheri Leaving CST from 10.38 am to 4.43 pm will remain suspended.

Up Harbour line services for CST leaving Panvel/Belapur/Vashi from 9.52 am to 3.26 pm and Up Harbour line services, leaving Bandra/Andheri from 10.44 am to 4.13 pm will remain suspended.

However, Special services will run between Panvel and Kurla (Platform No.8) during the block period.

Harbour line passengers are permitted to travel via Main Line and Western Railway from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm during block period.
 

WESTERN LINES

JUMBO BLOCK BETWEEN MAHIM JN. AND ANDHERI

To carry out maintenance work of tracks, signaling & overhead equipments, a jumbo block of five hours will be taken on Up & Down Harbour lines, from 11 am to 4 pm on Sunday between Mahim Jn. and Andheri stations.

During the block period, some Harbour line trains and some trains between Churchgate – Andheri – Churchgate will remain cancelled.

Detailed information to this effect is available with concerned Station Masters. Passengers are requested to take note of the above arrangements.

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Mumbai Local Train Mega Block on 9th October, 2016

CENTRAL LINES

9 Hours Traffic and Power Block at Diva station

Central Railway will operate a 9 hours special traffic and power block on Down Fast Line at Diva station from 09.15 am to 6.15 pm for cutting the existing Down Fast line track and slewing to new alignment on CST and Kalyan end.

Diversion of Suburban Services:

Down fast locals leaving CST from 08.29 am to 5.41 pm will be diverted on Down slow line between Thane and Kalyan stations halting at all stations between Thane and Kalyan.

Up fast locals for CST leaving Kalyan from 10.28 am to 5.20 pm will be diverted on Up slow line between Kalyan and Thane stations halting at all stations between Kalyan and Thane.

Late arrival of suburban and long distance trains

All Up and Down slow, semi fast and fast locals leaving/arriving CST during the block period will arrive destination 15 to 20 minutes behind schedule.

Due to this block certain services will remain cancelled, however additional services will be run on CST – Thane/Kurla section.

Down Mail/Express trains during this period will run on Down slow line and will arrive / depart 20 to 30 minutes behind schedule.

Cancellation of Mail/Express and Partial cancellation of Passenger trains:

1.Train No. 11010 Sinhagad Express arriving Mumbai on 9.10.2016
2.Train No. 11009 Sinhagad Express leaving Mumbai on 9.10.2016
3.Train No. 12126 Pragati Express arriving Mumbai on 9.10.2016
4.Train No. 12125 Pragati Express leaving Mumbai on 9.10.2016
5.Train No. 12118 Godavari Express arriving Lokmanya Tilak Terminus on 9.10.2016
6.Train No. 12117 Godavari Express leaving Lokmanya Tilak Terminus on 9.10.2016
7.Train No. 50104 Ratnagiri-Dadar passenger of 9.10.2016 will be terminated at Panvel
8.Train No. 50103 Dadar-Ratnagiri passenger of 9.10.2016 will depart from Panvel

Passengers of 50104/50103 Ratnagiri-Dadar-Ratnagiri is permitted to travel between Panvel and Dadar upto Kurla via Harbour line, upto Thane via Trans-harbour line and on the main line between Kurla / Thane to Dadar.

 

HARBOUR LINES

NERUL-MANKHURD UP AND DN HARBOUR LINES FROM 11.10 AM TO 4.10 PM

Down services for Panvel/Belapur/Vashi leaving CST from 10.11 am to 3.29 pm and Up services for CST leaving Panvel/Belapur/Vashi from 10.29 am to 3.46 pm will remain cancelled.

Special services will be run on CST-Mankhurd & Thane-Panvel sections during the block period.

Harbour line passengers are permitted to travel via Trans Harbour / Main line from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm on their valid tickets. 
 

WESTERN LINES

WR’S JUMBO BLOCK ON UP & DOWN FAST LINES BETWEEN SANTACRUZ AND GOREGAON STATIONS

Jumbo block will be taken from 10.35 am to 3.35 pm between Santacruz and Goregaon stations on Up and Down Fast lines.

During this block period, all fast line trains will run on slow lines between Santacruz and Goregaon stations. Due to the block, some up & down local trains will remain cancelled, the list of which will be available at all stations with Station Masters. Passengers are requested to take note of the above arrangements.

 

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Mumbai Local Train Mega Block on 11th September, 2016

CENTRAL LINES

Night Special Traffic and Power Block Between Sion and Vidyavihar Stations

Central Railway will operate a special traffic and power block on Down slow Line between Sion and Vidyavihar stations including platform Nos 1,2 & 3 at Kurla station from 00.00 hrs to 05.00 hrs (5 hours) on 10-11/9/2016 (Sat-Sun night) for launching of Foot Over Bridge girders in connection with trespassing control measures.

Diversion of Suburban Services :

Down slow line services leaving Matunga from 23.51 hrs on 10.9.2016 to 04.45 hrs on 11.9.2016 will be diverted on Down fast line between Matunga and Vidyavihar station and further re-diverted to Down slow line proper at Vidyavihar station. Down slow line services will not be available at Vidyavihar station.

Partial cancellation & cancellation of suburban services as follows:
Cancellation of suburban services:
Down services: –
1. Dadar-Kalyan local leaving Dadar at 21.17 hrs on 10.9.2016
2. CST-Kurla local leaving CST at 23.48 hrs on 10.9.2016
3. CST-Thane local leaving CST at 23.59 hrs on 10.9.2016
4. CST-Thane local leaving CST at 00.34 hrs on 11.9.2016
5. Kurla-Ambernath local leaving Kurla at 04.44 hrs on 11.9.2016
Up services: –
1. Thane-CST local leaving Thane at 04.20 hrs on 11.9.2016
2. Kalyan-CST local leaving Kalyan at 05.21 hrs on 11.9.2016
3. Ambernath-CST local leaving Ambernath at 05.18 hrs on 11.9.2016
Partial cancellation of suburban services:
Down services: –
1. CST-Thane local leaving CST at 22.47 hrs on 10.9.2016 will remain cancelled between Kurla and Thane.
2. CST-Thane local leaving CST at 22.59 hrs on 10.9.2016 will remain cancelled between Kurla and Thane.
3. CST-Thane local leaving CST at 23.12 hrs on 10.9.2016 will remain cancelled between Kurla and Thane.
4. Kurla-Titwala local leaving Vidyavihar at 04.51 hrs on 11.9.2016 will remain cancelled between Vidyavihar and Kalyan (i.e. will run Ex Kalyan to Titwala)
5. CST-Titwala local leaving CST at 06.28 hrs on 11.9.2016 will remain cancelled between CST and Vidyavihar (i.e. will run Ex Kurla to Titwala)
6. CST-Thane local leaving CST at 06.48 hrs on 11.9.2016 will remain cancelled between CST and Vidyavihar (i.e. will run Ex Kurla to Thane)
Up services:-
1. Dombivli-CST local leaving Dombivli at 22.18 hrs on 10.9.2016 will remain cancelled between Kurla and CST.
2. Ambernath-CST local leaving Ambernath at 22.01 hrs on 10.9.2016 will remain cancelled between Kurla and CST.
3. Dombivli-Dadar local leaving Dombivli at 22.54 hrs on 10.9.2016 will remain cancelled between Thane and Dadar.
4. Titwala-Dadar local leaving Titwala at 22.57 hrs on 10.9.2016 will remain cancelled between Kalyan and Dadar.
5. Badlapur-Kurla local leaving Badlapur at 23.04 hrs on 10.9.2016 will remain cancelled between Thane and Kurla.
6. Titwala-Kurla local leaving Titwala at 23.46 hrs on 10.9.2016 will remain cancelled between Thane and Kurla.
7.Thane-CST local leaving Thane at 06.52 hrs on 11.9.2016 will remain cancelled between Thane and Kurla (i.e. will run Ex Kurla to CST)
 

HARBOUR LINES

No Mega Block on Harbour lines

There will be no mega block on Harbour lines 
 

WESTERN LINES

No Jumbo Block

There will be no Jumbo block on Western Railway’s suburban section. Therefore, all suburban services will run as per schedule.
 

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Mumbai Local Train Mega Block on 4th September, 2016

CENTRAL LINES

MULUND-MATUNGA UP SLOW LINE FROM 11.20 AM TO 3.20 PM

All UP slow line services leaving Thane from 10.58 am to 3.12 pm will be diverted on Up fast line between Mulund and Matunga stations halting at Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli Ghatkopar, Kurla and Sion stations and further re-diverted to Up slow line proper at Matunga station.

UP slow line services will not be available at Nahur, Kanjurmarg and Vidyavihar stations. Passengers of these stations are permitted to travel via Bhandup, Vikhroli and Kurla stations.

Down fast line services leaving CST 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 20 minutes behind schedule.

UP fast line services leaving Thane from 11.22 am to 3.28 pm will halt at Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli Ghatkopar and Kurla in addition to their respective scheduled halts and arrive destination 15 minutes behind schedule.

All Down and Up slow line services leaving/arriving CST between 11.00 am and 5.00 pm will arrive destination 10 minutes behind schedule.

HARBOUR LINES

NO BLOCK on HARBOUR LINE

As a result of this, suburban trains are likely to be more crowded than usual. Passengers are requested not to take any risks while travelling. Passengers are requested to bear with the Railway Administration for the inconvenience caused. 

 

WESTERN LINES

JUMBO BLOCK BETWEEN CHURCHGATE AND MUMBAI CENTRAL

A jumbo block will be taken from 10.35 am to 15.35 pm on Up & Down slow lines between Churchgate and Mumbai Central local stations for maintenance of track, signaling and overhead equipments. During the block all Up & Down slow line trains will run on Up & Down fast lines between Churchgate and Mumbai Central local stations. Detailed information to this effect is available with concerned Station Masters. Passengers are requested to take note of the above arrangements.

 

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New rules for traffic offence, parking, and towing

We can see traffic accidents quite often while travelling. Either it is relatively light or fatal; many of them can be avoided.

A report released by India’s ministry of road transport indicates quite shocking numbers and facts:

  • 146,133 people were killed in road accidents in India in 2015, up from 139,671 in 2014
  • There were 501,423 road accidents in 2015 – or 1,374 accidents every day – up from 489,400 in 2014
  • 500,279 people were injured in road accidents in 2015, up from 493,474 in 2014
  • 400 road deaths take place every day on India’s roads
  • 13 states, including Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Uttar Pradesh, accounted for more than 80% of all road accidents and fatalities
  • Nearly eight in ten accidents were caused by drivers, with 62% of those blamed on speeding.

Effective 3rd August 2016, the revised Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) according to the new amendment bill passed for immediate safety and strict rule implementation. The revised and new penalties for all major road offence have been increased by 5 times, and few have gone up to 10 times from the current penalty amount. So pay attention on details below on what you need to know on traffic offence, parking, and towing rules.

WHAT YOU MUST KNOW

Accordingly to the information by Daily Bhaskar, following is further details on the rights of citizens and Officer level and restrictions, fines/penalties, and challans.

  • When traffic police stopped for any reasons, the ‘constables’ on duty cannot seize your car or pull out the keys. They have no legal rights to do that.
  • Arresting an offender and asking for PUC (Pollution Under Control) cannot be done by traffic constable, neither they can arrest you.
  • A police in traffic situation can only assist you. Fine collection is legally allowed to only Sub-Inspector and designation.
  • 4 Reasons for which your license can be seized which are Jumping Red Signal, SMS / Social activities anything with phone while driving, Caught in over loaded car, Drink Drive situation.
  • Head constable can fine up to Rs.100 only. Officer of level ASI and SI can charge fines beyond Rs.100
  • An officer without uniform cannot stop, charge or fine you.
  • What original / Xerox documents to keep while driving : Driving License (Original), PUC (Original), Vehicle RC (Registration Copy Xerox), Insurance Certificate (Xerox).
  • Helmet for 2 wheelers are exemption for sikh community person wearing a turban and a person with mastoid surgery.
  • Spot Fine / Challans : You need to pay your fines on the spot. In case you don’t have money your driving license will be surrendered and upon paying fine in the given period will be issued again. But this can be a hectic situation consuming time and travel.
  • Notice Fine / Challans : If a traffic offender in Mumbai manages to flee away, He will receive a notice challan to visit department within a month and pay required fine. If not done within period time, Challan will be forwarded to court for further proceedings.
  • Court Challans : Penalty OR / AND imprisonment is what the offender may attract if caught for serious situations like Drink drive. Challan will be issued and penalty has to be paid inside court.

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PARKING OFFENCE

Updates January 2015, new rules for car parking along with rates per hour have been updated and pay park policies related have been listed.

According to Rules Of Regulations 1989 and Motor Vehicles Act 1988, the list of details on ‘No Parking Rules’ is below. The parking offence fine is Rs.100.

  • If you parked in a way which creates OBSTRUCTIONS.
  • On Authorized taxi stands or within 15 Meter area of BEST bus stand.
  • If not parked in correct manner.
  • Parking on any flyover bridges or at any of the listed traffic islands.
  • At locations with sign-boards saying NO PARKING ZONE.
  • Illegal parking is also when parked on footpath or at pedestrian crossing.
  • In front of any residential or commercial building gates.

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HOW TO PAY FINES VIA E-CHALLAN

“Sou Rupiya Lo Baat Khatam Karo (Bribing to finish the situation here and letting me go)?”

E-Challan is another big major move by Traffic Department of Mumbai. It is a machine-based fine/penalty collection, so now the driver can receive the receipt by the traffic police. But, yes, E-Challan is only available for credit and debit cards. It is centrally connected system, so with every fine amount, Rs. 9.5 extra convenience fee will be charged on the card.

Of course, there is an option for the payment with cash. Traffic Department gives a time period of 15 days within which the offender has to pay the requested fine amount via NEFT (National Electronic Funds Transfer) also commonly called a medium of ‘wire transfer’ or ‘Online Payment’. Fail to pay the fines within 15 days, from 16th day Rs.10 extra be added for every next day till you pay.

Traffic Department is planning to deploy the devices with prepaid card (smart card charged via e-wallet and r-wallet) payment option upon successful implementation of initial 1,000 devices.

Now it is time for us to be aware of rules, which we must follow for everyone’s safety. All big changes will start from each individual; all of us can make better India from today.

Jai Ho!

 

Reference:

http://www.mumbai77.com/city/2237/travel/road-offences-traffic-fines-penalties/ (by Deven Jadav)

Mumbai Local Train Mega Block on 14th August, 2016

CENTRAL LINES

DIVA – KALYAN DN FAST LINE FROM 10.30 AM TO 3.00 PM

Down fast & semi-fast services leaving CST from 9.38 am to 2.25 pm will halt at Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup and Mulund stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts.Down fast trains beyond Thane will be diverted on Down slow line between Thane and Kalyan halting at all stations and will arrive destination 20 minutes behind schedule.

Up fast/Semi fast line services leaving Thane station from 10.46 am to 3.18 pm will halt at Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar and Kurla stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts and will arrive destination 15 minutes behind schedule.

All Down and Up slow locals leaving / arriving CST from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm will arrive destination 10 minutes behind schedule.

 

HARBOUR LINES

KURLA-VASHI UP AND DN HARBOUR LINES FROM 11.30 AM TO 3.30 PM.

Down Harbour line services to Panvel/Belapur/Vashi leaving from CST from 10.41 am to 3.03 pm and Up Harbour line services for CST leaving Panvel/Belapur/Vashi from 10.29 am to 2.57 pm will remain suspended.

However special local trains will run on CST – Kurla and Vashi – Panvel sections during the block period.
Harbour Line passengers are also permitted to travel via Trans-Harbour / Main Line from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. 

 

WESTERN LINES

No Day Block on this Sunday
WR’s Night Block Between Matunga Road And Mumbai Central Local

A night block of four hours will be taken from 00.00 hrs to 04.00 hrs on UP and DOWN fast lines during the midnight falling between Saturday 13th August, 2016 & Sunday 14th August, 2016 between Matunga Road and Mumbai Central Local stations for maintenance of tracks, signaling and overhead equipments. During the block, all UP fast line trains will run on UP slow line between Santacruz and Mumbai Central stations.

Hence there will not be any Jumbo block during the day time on this Sunday. Detailed information to this effect is available with concerned Station Masters.
 

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Happy 69th anniversary of BEST bus service!

B.E.S.T (a.k.a BEST) is celebrating its 69th anniversary of transport service for Mumabikars on August 7th, 2016.

BEST has been moving millions and millions of Mumbaikars everyday. Here are some interesting facts about BEST.

  1. BEST’s full name is “Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport.”
  1. BEST buses have been connecting Mumbaikars since 1873 started with Trams.Tram
  1. Double-decker tramcar first appeared on Mumbai’s road in September 1920. It was a solution for rush-hour traffic.

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Thank you to BEST for its great service and being a long time   mobility solutions!