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Mumbai has MRVC / MUTP, Bangalore still waiting

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Here you can see how Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC), joint venture of Indian Railway & Govt. of Mharastra under  MUTP :

Partners in MUTP -

http://www.mmrdamumbai.org/projects_mutp.htm

Salient Features  of MRVC project,  this what needed for Bangalore Commuter Rail

http://mrvctest.ucs.in/mrvc/index.php?hidAction=display&category_id=30&subcat_id=32&subsubcat_id=23

Here you can see how the Phase-1 & Phase-2  are planned and project has been broken down to each technical  aspect. 

http://mrvctest.ucs.in/mrvc/index.php?hidAction=display&category_id=31&subcat_id=38

objectives and benefits  of MUTP Phase-1 & 2 listed

http://203.176.113.182/MRVC/intr.html

Here Railway authorities are bringing down their own  rail bridge at Khar  for improvements  at Mahim station. Here you can see how tarcks are laid so that spacing is done properly and even Rail staff residences are beeing brought down to make the place for tracks. 

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/WR-unveils-Rs-750-cr-plan-to-segregate-Harbour-Line/articleshow/5963908.cms

When we look at this,  Bangalore is no where near the public transport, even though we consider BMTC is doing  good job.  Coming up NAMMA METRO is small relief for  Bangalore citizens.  

The way project  on Commuter Rail  handeled by SWR & GoK,  Bangalore will suffer on efficient public transport.  As BMTC may try to do good job, but average speed on the road gets reduced over the period,  slow progress of  METRO will result in worst Traffic  conditions for Bangalore.   Even HSRL will takes its own time (  5 - 6 yrs from now  ),  METRO phase-1 to complet in another 3-4 yrs,  imagine the condition of roads by then???

Bangalore  can claim only having best internet bandwidth, worst in public transport  after some time. Its high time,  integrated approach with MTRO, Commuter Rail, BMTC & Mono Rail required.

 

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Mumbai: Suburban trains travel thrice the earth's circumference

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Mumbai: Suburban trains travel thrice the earth's circumference daily!

Officials from Central and Western Railways showed the Railway Board some mind-boggling numbers last week; local trains cover a total distance of 1.14 lakh train km, which is nearly thrice the earth’s 40,075-km circumference

Officials from Central Railway (CR) and Western Railway (WR) presented some astounding facts about the suburban train system to the Railway Board members last week in a meeting. For instance, the total distance covered by all local trains on both WR and CR is almost thrice the circumference of the earth

The reality of the overburdened suburban rail system is this CR trains run 69,516 train km with 121 rakes, while WR plies 44,568 train km every day operating with 84 rakes. Both the lines combined cover 1,14,084 train km, which is nearly thrice the circumference of the entire earth which stands at 40,075 km.

On the Main line, CR runs 45,220 km with 75 rakes while WR covers 44,429 train km with 83 rakes. “Our trains run longer journeys every day on the suburban section with limited trains,” said a CR official.

Over the last few days, there have been several problems on CR, which is creating hassles for commuters. Authorities blame them on the old rakes powered by the obsolete 1,500-volt supply system.

CR has nearly 30 DC rakes that ply on both Main (CST-Karjat/ Kasara/Khopoli) and Harbour lines (CST-Panvel/Andheri and Thane-Vashi and Turbhe-Nerul sections). WR, on the other hand, runs entirely on 25,000-volt AC supply. Despite this, CR takes lesser time to cover the longest distance as compared to its equivalent on WR.

The CST-Kasara journey (121 km) takes 2 hours 10 minutes, as compared to 2 hours 49 minutes taken by a Churchgate-Dahanu train (124 km). Similarly, a Churchgate-Virar fast train takes 102 minutes, while a CST-Ambernath local train takes 99 minutes both distances are 60 km.

 http://www.mid-day.com/articles/mumbai-suburban-trains-travel-thrice-the-earths-circumference-daily/15814159

 

                                           Central Railway      Western Railway      Bangalore Suburban Rail

Avg Train Km per rake                    575                         530                         300

Suburban Station                               76                           36                           40

Rakes in Services                             121                         84                           04

Total Route Km                                 319                         183                         440

How City Depends                           Its Mumbai's life line               Its  most neglected  

 

 

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