Mumbai Locals – New Grievance AND Passenger Density

What happened today on Fri 2nd Jan 2015 on the Mumbai local tracks of the Central Railway on the railway station Thakurly, has raised many questions.

There are many locals running one after the another. Starting from the CST station, there are locals for almost every three minute in peak hours. In addition are the long distance trains, all of which are running on electric supply one behind the other.

Today one pantograph of one unit of a local train broke down. This made the entire track from Kalyan to station onwards towards the north a completely non-operational one and not only the local trains, but also the long distance trains running on that track halted wherever they were.

Surprisingly, there was no emergency action even thought of, for arranging a diesel locomotive to move the faulty local from it’s stranded place to some track on the siding, so that the rest of the trains could run smoothly on that track.

And as there is no interest in even in the planning, there is no interest in taking steps to resolve the issue, when actually there is a need for a disaster management group under each section of the railway, ready with solutions, both theoretical and practical and answerable to someone.

There have been ample incidences this year and also during the previous year, and no one appears to be faulty because no strict actions are ever thought of. One gets an impression that none of the railway employees is answerable for his work to anyone.

This is the first action needed from the ministry for the reason given below :

Passenger density is at it’s peak in the Mumbai locals and cannot be compared with the passenger density anywhere else in the country. By Passenger density, I take the number of passengers per train, multiply it by the number of trains and divide by the kilometers that the trains travel.

So if we take an example of a long distance train and if there are, say, twelve trains run between Mumbai & Pune, then the passenger density is

(number of passengers in that trains) (number of trains, which is 12 here)
(Distance in Kilometers between Mumbai & Pune)

Likewise, if we do the same for Kalyan to Mumbai CST track, the Passenger density here could even be 30 to 50 times the one found in Mumbai-Pune trains for a duration of 24 hours.

And yet, the Mumbai locals have remained neglected in almost all the Railway budgets, except for increasing the fare to increase the revenue.

This needs to get corrected somewhere. Why there is no action force identified for the unforeseen incidences like the one happened today, is also a question that needs to be answered by the ministry. more  

Today central railway erupted.. This is disgusting more  
Indian railways network is the largest network in the world.
We would need a better planning and risk mitigation sketch to handle these unforseen mishaps. more  
indian railways employees can use e.g to learn about the train system across the world more  
actually when this kind of thing happen. Its difficult to point out who is in charge. Putting more television for information on platform could be helpful which can be crossed subsidized by playing advertisement. more  
Post a Comment

Related Posts

    • Mission Begin Again

      Details are hopefully easier to understand than the 11 page notification of Government. Please see attached

      By Shivani Khiste
    • Migrants and honest secularism

      Migrants are poor and hungry landless deserve free travel to their homes and minimum food and other facilities as uphold by our Supreme Court also. In practice how our great seculat state Like Mah...

    • Appeal to Passengers

      Please find attached.

      By Ministry Of Railways
    • Guidelines for Train Svcs effective June 1 And list

      Graded Restoration of Train services . Move to help migrants as well who wish to travel other than Shramik Trains. These rules are for trains other than Shramik trains, which will...

      By Shikha Jain
    • Will railways be safe

      See how the migrant labour going to bihar attacked the food vend at jabalpur railway station few days back. My question is tomorrow they could also attack fellow affluent travellers in t...

      By Seema Mehra

      TOO LONG A PERIOD IT WILL CAUSE RUSTING. At a time when there are not much takers for Shramik Specials .Offer was a wee bit (45 days) late . At Marchlockdown Home states were not ready with the pre...

      By Jayakumar Daniel
    • How to cancelled tickets of 4th June & 12th June that was booked from 'Railway Reservation Counter'.

      Good afternoon Friends, I have one doubt and request your proper guidance in this regard. I have booked train tickets for journeys to & from Bhusawal to Haridwar in - 1) Bhusawa...

      By Vijay Chauhan
    • Only we have to “LEARN THE ART OF LIVING WITH CORONA VIRUS “ said Hon’ble minister Nitin Gadkari .

      Every health expert says we have come to live with Corona Virus . It is one more Virus , Bacteria , Parasite doing the rounds , the world over . Like we have learnt to live with Common Flu, H1N1, ...

      By Jayakumar Daniel
    • Train tickets till june 30 cancelled

      train tickets for regular passenger trains booked for travel on or before June 30 will be cancelled. Only special trains to run. Does this mean railways lockdown till June 30?

      By Shailesh Deshmukh
    • Railway COVID Circus

      See Great Railway Circus in attachments. For the same day Railway is increasing it's ticket cost every minute. What is the difference between them and people doing black marketing? I know...

      By Shibdas Mallick
    • AC trains only is not a good idea

      I don’t understand why AC trains only are being started by railways. It is known that COVID-19 can be spread much faster through central air conditioning systems and 70-80% of cases in India ...

      By Harsimran Kaur
Enter your email & mobile number and we will send you the instructions

Note - The email can sometime gets delivered to the spam folder, so the instruction will be send to your mobile as well

Please select a Circle that you want people to invite to.
Invite to
(Maximum 500 email ids allowed.)