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Revamping of Mumbai Suburban train services

The Ministry of Railways in collaboration with Maharashtra State Government have taken steps to revamp the...

The Ministry of Railways in collaboration with Maharashtra State Government have taken steps to revamp the Mumbai Suburban Railway System through implementation of rail component of Multi-Modal Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP). The main object behind this system are as follow :

· To bring down the over crowding in peak hour peak direction; and

· segregation the suburban train operation from the main line passenger and freight services.

MUTP Phase-I was sanctioned at a cost of Rs. 3125.20 crore and it is providing following benefits: -

· 550 new trains – 25 per cent increase in total trains per day.

· On fast line, all trains will be of 12-cars. On slow line, 20 per cent of trains will be of 12-cars.

· Vehicle kilometers per day will increase by 33 per cent.

· Over crowding during peak hour peak direction will come down from existing over 5,000 commuters to 3,600 commuters per 9-car rake.
To ease congestion at booking counters, a number of steps have been taken / are being taken by the Railway, which include provision of additional booking counters, provision of Coupon Validating Machines, provision of computerized Unreserved Ticketing System. Instructions have also been issued to extend Jansadharan Ticket Booking Sevak (JTBS) scheme to Western Railway. Provision of contact less Smart Card based ticketing system and Automatic Ticket Vending Machines (ATVMs) is also on hand in Mumbai area.

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