Govandi railway station
Govandi is a railway station on the Harbour Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway network. It has two platforms. One serves the line north to the Mankhurd railway station, while the others serves the soutbound line to Chembur Railway Station
Vile Parle railway station
Vile Parle is a railway station on the Western line and Harbour line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway network. It serves the Vile Parle locality. In July 2013, Ville Parle became the first station on the Western line, second on the Mumbai Suburban Railway, to have an escalator, it cost ₹5 million. Ville Parle railway station has 6 platforms. In addition, it has a parallel line, used for trains bound to and from Bandra Terminus
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai known as Sahar International Airport, is the primary international airport serving the Mumbai Metropolitan Area, India. It is the second busiest airport in the country in terms of total and international passenger traffic after Delhi, was the 14th busiest airport in Asia and 28th busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic in calendar year 2017, its passenger traffic was about 49.8 million in year 2018. The airport is the second busiest in the country in terms of cargo traffic also. In March 2017, the airport overtook London Gatwick Airport as the world's busiest airport with only one operational runway at a time; the airport has three operating terminals spread over a total land area of 750 hectares and handles about 950 aircraft movements per day. It handled a record 1,007 aircraft movements on December 09 2018, higher than its earlier record of 1,003 flight movements in a day in June 2018, it handled a record 51 movements in one hour on 16 September 2014.
Along with IGI Delhi, it was adjudged the "World's Best Airport" at Airport Service Quality Awards 2017 in the highest category of airports handling more than 40 million passengers annually by Airports Council International. It has won the "Best Airport in India and Central Asia" award at the Skytrax 2016 World Airport Awards, it is one of the three airports in India to have implemented Airport Collaborative Decision Making to ensure timely takeoffs and landings. The airport is operated by Mumbai International Airport Limited, a Joint Venture between the Airports Authority of India and the GVK Industries Ltd led consortium, appointed in February 2006 to carry out the modernisation of the Airport; the new integrated terminal T2 was inaugurated on 10 January 2014 and opened for international operations on 12 February 2014. A dedicated six lane, elevated road connecting the new terminal with the main arterial Western Express Highway was opened to the public the same day; the airport is named after the 17th-century Maratha warrior king, having been renamed in 1999 from the previous "Sahar Airport" to "Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport".
CSIA's IATA airport code -- "BOM" -- is derived from Mumbai's former name. It is situated across the suburbs of Vile Parle and Sahar village in Andheri. RAF Santacruz was constructed in the 1930s, it was a bigger airfield than Juhu and was home to several RAF squadrons during World War II from 1942 to 1947. The Airport covered an area of about 1,500 acres and had three runways; the apron existed on the south side of runway 09/27, the area, referred to today as the "Old Airport", among others, maintenance hangars of Air India, Air Works India, Indamer Aviation Pvt Ltd. and MIAL's General Aviation Terminal. By 1946, when the RAF began the process of handing over the airfield to the Director General of Civil Aviation for Civil operations, two old abandoned hangars of the Royal Air Force had been converted into a terminal for passenger traffic. One hangar was used as the other for international traffic, it had counters for customs and immigration checks on a lounge in the centre. Air India handled its passengers in its own terminal adjoining the two hangars.
In its first year, it handled six civilian services a day. Traffic at the airport increased after Karachi was partitioned to Pakistan and as many as 40 daily domestic and foreign services operated by 1949, prompting the Indian Government to develop the airport, equipping the airport with a night landing system comprising a Radio range and a modernised flare path lighting system Construction of a new passenger terminal and apron began in 1950 and was commissioned in 1958. Named after the neighbourhood in which it stood and under the aegis of the Public Works Department, the new airport was subsequently run by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. A major fire gutted the International section of the terminal building on 21 September 1979, killing three passengers and shutting down the airport. A temporary departure extension or "Gulf Terminal" was made functional in October that year until the terminal was repaired. With the dawning of the Jumbo Jet era in the 1970s, despite several extensions, began suffering from insufficient operational capacity.
The Tata committee, set up in 1967 to examine the issues concerning the airport, had recommended the construction of a new international terminal to meet the requirements of traffic in the seventies. The Santa Cruz terminal was to be used for domestic traffic alone; the International Airport Authority of India, set up in 1972, started planning the construction of a new terminal building for handling international passenger traffic, to be completed by 1981. Accordingly, construction of the new International terminal at Sahar to the north-east of Santacruz in Andheri was taken up at an estimated cost of ₹ 110 million. AAI had been considering the modernisation of Mumbai airport in 1996 although the AAI board approved a modernisation proposal only in 2003. By Mumbai and Delhi airports were handling 38% of the country's aircraft movement and generating one third of all revenues earned by AAI. At that time, Mumbai airport handled 60 % of which were domestic travellers; the airport faced severe congestion for both aircraft and passengers as it was handling twice as many aircraft movements per day than it was designed for.
The bidding process for its modernisation began in May 2004 with the decision by the Empowered Group of Ministers was announced in January 2006. A consortium of GVK Industries Ltd, Airports Company South Africa and Bidve
Karjat Junction railway station
Karjat is a railway station on the Central line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway network. Karjat is a major rail terminus, connected via local trains to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai and Panvel. Regular shuttle trains run between Pune. Located about halfway between Mumbai and Pune, the town is a famous stop to buy Vada pav, when travelling by train between the two cities. All long and short distance trains halt here. A new broad gauge railway has started between Karjat and Panvel and harbour railway line now stands extended up to Karjat. Karjat has a bus terminal near railway station in Bhisegaon, it is well connected to other cities in and around state by Maharashtra state owned passenger buses
Khandeshwar railway station
Khandeshwar is a railway station on the Harbour Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway network. In 2014, the City and Industrial Development Corporation announced that it would set up an Inter State Bus Terminal on private-public participation at Khandeshwar Station. Khandeshwar railway station caters to New Panvel West but is built away from the city, while it is strategically near to Kamothe; the station derives its name from Park. As Khandeshwar Railway station adjoins the nearer Kamothe node the people from Kamothe prefer Khandeshwar station over Manasarowar railway station, cornered in the Jui pVillage
Line 1 (Mumbai Monorail)
Mumbai Monorail Line 1 is, as of 2018, the only current line in the monorail system for the city of Mumbai, India. It is referred to as Jacob Circle-Wadala-Chembur line/corridor. Built at a cost of ₹3,000 crore, the 20.21 kilometres line is elevated, connects Jacob Circle in South Mumbai with Chembur in eastern Mumbai. Scomi Engineering built the line with local partner Toubro; the first phase, built at a cost of ₹1,100 crore, consists of 7 stations from Chembur to Wadala Depot, was opened to the public on 2 February 2014. The second phase consisting of 11 stations from Wadala Depot to Jacob Circle will be built at a cost of ₹1,900 crore. After multiple delays it was opened on 3 March 2019. Line 1 is the first monorail line in India, since the Kundala Valley Railway and Patiala State Monorail Trainways were closed in the 1920s. After the second phase was commissioned, Line 1 is the world's sixth longest monorail corridor The Chief Minister of Maharashtra Vilasrao Deshmukh cleared the notification for the construction of the first monorail line in Mumbai on 18 August 2008.
The line would connect Jacob Circle and Mahul via Chembur, providing a feeder service to the existing Mumbai Suburban Railway. Line 1 was implemented under the Public Private Partnership model. Four consortia pre-qualified for the contract in January 2008, they were led by Essar, IL&FS Transportation Networks and Pioneer Infratech. The two consortia left in the final round were Bombardier Transportation-Reliance Energy-Hitachi Monorail, Larsen and Toubro-Scomi Rail. On 11 November 2008, the winner was announced to be Larsen and Toubro along with Malaysian partner Scomi; the consortium was awarded a ₹2,460 crore contract to build and operate the monorail until 2029. Scomi's portion of the contract was ₹785 crore or 42% of the total value. Scomi provided the design and integration for project as well as operating the monorail, while L&T was responsible for civil construction and power supply; this was Scomi's first overseas project. The foundation stone for the project was to be laid by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on 29 November 2008, but was postponed following the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan laid the foundation stone in a ceremony at the Acres Club, Chembur on 9 February 2009. The MMRDA commissioned the construction of the line in two phases; the first stretch linked Wadala with Chembur in the north-east, the second connected Wadala with Jacob Circle in South Mumbai. The original deadline for the project was April 2011; the project has missed several deadlines for completion. The following months had all been announced as deadlines for the first phase - December 2010, May 2011, November 2011, May 2012, December 2012, June 2013, August 2013, 15 September 2013, October 2013 and December 2013. Deadlines announced for the second phase were May 2011, December 2011, May 2012, December 2012, December 2013, June 2014, December 2014, March 2015, December 2015 and "mid-2016". A 108-meter test run was conducted on 26 January 2010; the first test run took place on 18 February 2012. The first test of the entire 8.26 km stretch from Wadala Depot to Chembur was conducted by the MMRDA in November 2012.
Line 1 was formally inaugurated by Prithviraj Chavan on 1 February 2014 at the Wadala Depot monorail station. After flagging off the first monorail train at 3:56 pm, Chavan and other officials rode the entire route on the same train; the party proceeded to Gandhi Maidan, 15th Road, where Chavan declared the monorail "open". The monorail was opened to the public the following day, with the first trip commencing from Wadala Depot at 7:08 am; the first train from the opposite side, departed Chembur at 7:10am Services had been scheduled to operate until 3:00pm, station doors were closed by 2:30pm due to larger than expected ridership. Services were operated until 4:30pm so that everyone with a ticket got the opportunity to ride the monorail. MMRDA spokesperson Dilip Kawathkar stated, "Although stations were closed, those who were standing in queue at the ticket counters in the station area were issued tokens for traveling and as per schedule, the train operations closed at 3 pm. An announcement to this effect was made at all monorail stations."
The line maintained a headway of 12–13 minutes on average on opening day, although the frequency dropped to 20–30 minutes in the afternoon. On opening day, 19,678 passengers travelled on the line. Sixty-six services were operated on the first day, netting a revenue of ₹2.2 lakh through the sale of tickets and smart cards. According to the MMRDA, between 2 February and 1 March, a total of 4,58,871 commuters used the monorail, generating a total revenue ₹44,66,522; the average daily ridership dropped from 20,000 during the first few weeks to 15,000 by March 2014. The monorail was closed for the first time on 17 March 2014 due to Holi; the decision to add escalators was taken in mid-2012. Installation was scheduled to be completed by June 2014. Escalators have been installed at Wadala, Mysore Colony and Fertilizer Township. Phase 2 from Wadala Depot to Jacob Circle was inaugurated by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on 2 March 2019; the following dates represent the dates the section opened to the public, not the private inauguration.
The monorail cars were built in Malaysia by Scomi Engineering Bhd. The first car was shipped to India on 2 January 2010. Six trains operate in the first phase of the line. Ten more will be added in the second phase. E
Borivali railway station
Borivali is a railway station on the Western line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway network. The Borivali Railway Station is a terminus for all slow, semi-fast and fast trains on the Mumbai Suburban Railway system of Maharashtra state, India, it serves as the final city-limit stop for all mail and express trains on Western Railway before leaving Mumbai. As of 2006, there were plans to extend the Harbour Line to Borivali, expansion plans are in full steam at the railway station. All local trains temporarily halt between Kandivli and Borivali for a few seconds for signaling purposes, which commuters call an imaginary station named Thambevali. Borivali caters to 2.87 lakhs passengers everyday and is the busiest station on the western suburban line of Mumbai. Contrary to popular perception that stations such as Mumbai Central or Churchgate would be the busiest on the Western line, information obtained under the Right to Information Act reveals that Borivali station is the most crowded with around 2.87 lakh passengers travelling from there daily.
The number of passengers descending on Borivali is much higher compared to other stations as a large number of commuters from adjoining stations come here to catch a train as it is impossible to board a local train from stations such as Dahisar, Kandivali or Malad. For the convenience of the passengers Western Railway has decided to change the platform numbers of Borivali station; the platforms have now been numbered from west to east to maintain uniformity. Changes will be effective from 4 June 2017; as of July 2011, there are 9 platforms at the station and as of 4 June 2017 after renumbering of platform number the trains that these platforms handle are as follows: 1st - Caters to Churchgate bound trains 2nd - Caters to Churchgate bound trains 3rd - Caters to both Churchgate bound and Virar bound Trains 4th - Caters predominantly to Churchgate bound trains 5th - Caters to both Churchgate and Virar bound trains 6th - Caters to Virar bound trains and long distance Express like Rajdhani express and Mail trains going outside Mumbai 7th - Caters to Churchgate bound fast trains and long distance Express and Mail trains coming into Mumbai 8th - Caters to Churchgate bound trains and to long distance Express and Mail trains coming into and going outside Mumbai 9th - Caters to Churchgate bound trains and to long distance Express and Mail trains coming into and going outside MumbaiThe 1st and 2nd platforms are terminal platforms.
Inspired from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, nearly 500 volunteers from an NGO'Making A Difference' have given a new look to Borivali and Khar Railway Station here. This is a symbolical message to the people regarding the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan by Prime Minister Narendra Modi; the beautification of this railway station has been supported by more than 500 volunteers. Maintenance of railway platforms is of primary importance not only for city dwellers but for those who come from outside. Asserting that Rs. 12 lakhs was used for the beautification of both the stations, Shah said the initiative was started on January 16. Ticket windows, pillars and overhead bridges of Borivali Railway Station were painted with beautiful colours and representations. Paintings on the ticket booking window of the station, on the eastern end, were given the theme of national park and the highway while the west side depicted Gorai and Mandapeshwar areas. Google is in continuation with its project to provide high-speed public WiFi service at 100 Railway stations across India by end of the year.
Google has been deploying the service over the extensive fibre network of Indian Railway's arm Railtel which provides Internet services as RailWire. With these launches, the service is now live and available to users at 15 stations across the country. Backed by the “phenomenal” response to the service in Mumbai Central, Google will extend the project to cover key suburban Mumbai stations working with RailTel. Google will deploy the service in Dadar, Bandra Terminus, Thane, Panvel, Kurla, Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus, Borivali and a few others. "Google Launches Free Public Wifi Services at five railway stations". The Hindu. 9 May 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2016. "Swachh Bharat inspired volunteers beautify Borivali Railway Station". Business Standard. 28 Jan 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2016.</ref>