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 http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=408427&page=327 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

    • Full refund on cancelled tickets

      Indian Railways will give full refund on all cancelled tickets booked for any train journey between 21st Mar-14th Apr 20 Passengers who had received only partial refund need to fill the ...

      By Ministry Of Railways
      /
    • Failure of IRCTC bookings

      Experiencing ridiculous failure at IRCTC end. While trying for a booking (beyond the lock-down period) IRCTC FAILED to book ticket 3 times, while the Banks/Credit cards deducted the money and ...

      By Shibdas Mallick
      /
    • Railways shutting down till March 31st

      This is India lockdown. Glad its happening. Hope we all stay safe. Attached more details

      By Sarita Ravichandran
      /
    • Need to be careful of train travel

      होम क्वारांटाइन चिह्नित 2 यात्रियों को आज बेंगलुरु और दिल्ली के बीच राजधानी ट्रेन में यात्रा करते पाया गया 16 मार्च को मुम्बई से जबलपुर जाने वाली गोदान एक्सप्रेस (ट्रेन नं 11055) के बी ...

      By Bharat Lal
      /
    • Travel concessions withdrawn

      Indian Railways withdraws travel concession for all categories (except students, patients and specially-abled) in order to discourage passengers from undertaking non-essential travel due to COVID20...

      By Amit Mishra
      /
    • Train Cancellation Details

      Indian Railways passengers take note! In case you are planning to travel by train in the next few days, take note of the status of train services. Railway Ministry has cancelled several Indian Rail...

      By Sridhar Mohan
      /
    • HIKE IN COST OF PLATFORM TICKETS IN SELECTED RAIL STATIONS :

      Yes Railways would justify the raise saying . - It is to raise revenue , - Control the Crowd in stations . ...

      By Jayakumar Daniel
      /
    • Useless move by Railways of increasing platform charges

      Railways seems quite clueless about its own operations. 90% of those who visit the platform dont buy platform tickets because you dont have an easy way for people to buy one. Increasing ...

      By RN Chopra
      /
    • regarding cancellation of tickets due to corona virus

      most of the people made their reservation well before for making journy. but as unexpectly Corona affected in our country, most of the reservations are going to be cancelled. this ia due to corona ...

      By TUSHAR PATIL
      /
    • RAILWAY TICKETS AVAILABLE EVEN ON DATE OF TRAVEL :

      The advisory and health procedures had really made people avoid travel in crowded trains , Buses . Railways had taken several steps to win the confidence of the traveling public. As sur...

      By Jayakumar Daniel
      /
    • Porter or Coolies Spitting and Sneezing

      Even in these times of coronavirus, there are coolies spitting and sneezing everywhere on platforms. Why is the Govt not teaching them basic hygiene. Can Railways Minister pass an order ...

      By Anushka Singh
      /
Share
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.)