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Kailash works with the political team and has been covering transport beat for over a decade. He is interested in travel and music.

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Mumbai railway station stampede: Panel report not submitted

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Published on Sep 29, 2019 12:46 AM IST
ByAroosa Ahmed and Kailash Korde, Mumbai

Mumbai’s Central Railways suburban services hit during rush hour

The disruption on the South bound fast track lasted for more than 20 minutes causing disruption and inconvenience for commuters.

Central Railways commuters faced inconvenience due to a snag which developed in the locomotive of Konkan Kanya Express.(PTI File/For representation purposes only)
Updated on Sep 26, 2019 11:51 AM IST
Mumbai | By

Parel outstation terminus: CR plan could face union roadblock position

National Railway Mazdoor Sangh (NRMU), one of the powerful labour unions on the zonal railway, has launched a fresh protest against the ₹700-crore terminus plan.

Central Railway’s (CR) proposal to develop a new outstation train terminus in place of the existing Parel Workshop, could hit a roadblock after being opposed by a railway union.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 26, 2019 03:24 AM IST
Mumbai | By, Mumbai

Now, track your bus with BEST’s new app

According to BEST officials, it will help passengers know the estimated arrival time of buses and journey time.

Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) on Monday launched its new mobile app – BEST Pravas – that will let the 30 lakh commuters of the transport body track the buses on any route.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 10, 2019 12:10 AM IST
Mumbai | By, Mumbai

Mumbai commuters can now track BEST buses on new app

With the addition of new buses, including six air-conditioned e-buses in the fleet, BEST will be able to launch point to point service in some parts of the city. BEST has planned to expand its fleet to 6000 in the first phase.

The app will allow passengers to check estimated arrival and journey time with the help of the Vehicle Tracking System fitted on the buses.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Sep 09, 2019 07:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

100 days on, CR GM post still lies vacant; experts slam delay

The delay even as the monsoon is underway has been criticised by experts, officials and politicians, as lakhs of people use CR services daily.

It has been 100 days since DK Sharma retired as general manager (GM) of Central Railway (CR) on May 31, but the Railway Board is yet to name his successor.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 09, 2019 01:03 AM IST
Mumbai | By, Mumbai

To make travel easier for Mumbai commuters, BEST to launch mobile app soon

BEST has begun trials of the mobile app, making the beta or trial version of it available to the public on Google play store, from August 26, 2019. It also collected feedback from experts, students and passengers for improving the app.

BEST has geo-mapped nearly 6,000 bus stops and over 400 bus routes. BEST operates over 3,100 buses on these routes which ferry nearly 30 lakh passengers every day.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 09:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

36 more services on CR, WR for Ganpati, no mega block

The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) will also operate 18 additional bus services during this time.

For the convenience of commuters, Central Railway (CR) and Western Railway (WR) will run 36 additional services this weekend and on September 12, the last day of Ganpati Visarjan.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 01:46 AM IST
Mumbai | By, Mumbai

Uddhav Thackeray blames global warming: ‘Rain is playing T20 instead of Test match’

The Sena chief was speaking at the inauguration of India’s first intercity e-bus, which can cover 260km on being fully charged once.

Updated on Sep 05, 2019 11:38 PM IST
Mumbai | By

Disrupted train services leave Mumbai’s commuters gasping

Railway officials blamed the flooded Mithi river, saying it resulted in water level going up to 27 inches on the tracks. They claimed the water receded only by six inches even after the rain stopped.

People walk on the railway track as trains stop working due to water logging on the railway track at Matunga (West) railway station in Mumbai.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 05, 2019 04:04 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByKailash Korde and Aroosa Ahmed, Mumbai

Mumbai rains: Waterlogging in tracks slows down train movement

The movement of local trains slowed down due to water logging in the tracks at various locations, besides technical problems. According to commuters, waterlogging was seen at tracks Thane, Kanjur Marg, Sion, Chunabhatti, Nalasopara and other locations.

Suburban trains were badly hit in Mumbai due to heavy rain that lashed the city and suburbs since early Tuesday morning.(PTI Photo)
Published on Sep 04, 2019 11:08 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

Mumbai’s CNG supply hit after blaze at ONGC Uran plant

Gas supply to MGL is crucial from Mumbai as nearly 12 lakh households and 7 lakh vehicles, including taxis, auto-rickshaws, and BEST buses are dependent on PNG and CNG supply, respectively.

Smoke billows from a fire at an Oil and Natural Gas Corporation’s gas processing plant in Uran area near Navi Mumbai, Tuesday, Sept 3, 2019(PTI Photo)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 03:41 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By, Mumbai

ONGC Uran plant fire: CNG supply to Mumbai hit

ONGC Uran Plant Fire in Navi Mumbai: At least four people were killed in the fire that erupted on Tuesday morning. Three CISF personnel were among the four dead in the fire

Smoke billows from a fire at an Oil and Natural Gas Corporation's gas processing plant in Uran area near Navi Mumbai, Tuesday, Sept 3, 2019(PTI)
Updated on Jun 25, 2020 10:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

Bidder opts out, BEST to get 40, not 80, e-buses

On Thursday, HT had highlighted how BEST’s plan to ply 400 AC buses had hit a roadblock as one of the two bus operators declined to supply 200 buses.

BEST had in April placed an order from two operators for supplying 40 e-buses each under the Centre-sponsored FEMA scheme.(Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT)
Updated on Aug 31, 2019 05:03 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

Contractor slams brakes on BEST plan to get 400 AC buses by November

The move, at a time when BEST is struggling to get more AC buses on the road, will disappoint commuters. With inadequate number of AC buses, BEST won’t able to launch its new AC bus routes.

A decade ago, BEST had 290 AC buses in its fleet, but its undertaking discontinued the service from April 2017 amid heavy losses.(Photo by Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 29, 2019 06:23 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

Staff protest did not affect BEST services

The action committee functionaries said that BEST Committee, the policy-making body of the transport undertaking, will have a meeting on Tuesday. Depending on the discussion, they will take a call on intensifying the agitation.

Police Security at Magathane Bus Depot at Borivali due to BEST workers strike in Mumbai.(File Photo by Pramod Thakur/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 27, 2019 04:12 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

BEST to launch buses without conductors on 75 routes

BEST cut its regular bus fare to Rs. 5 and air-conditioned buses to Rs. 6. BEST, which has a daily ridership of 30 lakh passengers through its fleet of 3,100 buses

According to the BEST officials, the aim behind launching these buses would be to tap passengers and facilitate faster services besides bringing down manpower cost.(HT FILE)
Updated on Aug 26, 2019 04:27 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

You can soon hail e-rickshaws in MMR

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Published on Aug 23, 2019 11:53 PM IST

Ballot done, decision on BEST strike to be out today

According to the action committee, their earlier wage agreement with the management expired in 2016, but a new one could not be signed until now owing to the situation of BEST, which was reeling in losses.

Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) could soon go on a strike as an action committee of the unions conducted a strike ballot on Friday. The unions want the BEST management to sign a new wage agreement immediately.(HT FILE)
Updated on Aug 24, 2019 06:19 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

77-year-old doctor owns car, gets e-challans for two autos in Mumbai

While the doctor, has written several complaints to the concerned authorities, no action has been taken yet. Abhay Deshpande, regional transport officer at Andheri RTO, however, said the problem will be rectified soon.

Dr Anilkumar Bhoweer, a 77-year-old dentist from Matunga who has a car, has been constantly receiving e-challan notifications on his phone for repeated traffic violations by two auto-rickshaws he does not own.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 22, 2019 05:21 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

Mumbai saw most accidents in Maharashtra in first six months of 2019

Madhukar Pandey, joint commissioner of police (traffic), attributed this drop to various measures such as altering infrastructure (speed-breakers) and strict enforcement of laws against drink driving and over-speeding.

A total of 206 people died, while 1,538 others were injured in these accidents.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 04:10 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

Maharashtra state transport buses get vehicle trackers and info system

Raote said that the systems will increase MSRTC’s passengers by 10-12%. “The system will be helpful for passengers. It will also make state transport staffs more disciplined,” said Raote.

According to MSRTC officials, it will take another six months to install VTS and PIS systems on all the buses in its fleet.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 03:21 AM IST
Mumbai | By

In 2 years, Mumbai got 75K permits for rickshaws, 1.6K for taxis

The transport department has been conducting regular drives to curb such issues.

However, despite the rise in the number of permits, auto and taxi drivers continue to refuse passengers, fleece them, and break traffic rules.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 19, 2019 03:05 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

Two days after snag, supply of CNG, PNG in Mumbai normalises

The disruption was caused by a technical issue at the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited’s (ONGC) facility in Uran, which supplies natural gas to the Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) station at Wadala.

A spokesperson of MGL, who did not wish to be named, said that the natural gas supply was normalised [on Sunday] and all CNG pumps are operational now.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 19, 2019 02:10 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

Technical snag disrupts CNG supply to Mumbai; autos, cabs hit

The disruption was caused by a technical issue at the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited’s (ONGC) facility in Uran, which supplies natural gas to the Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) station at Wadala.

MGL supplies PNG to more than 12 lakh households and CNG to around seven lakh vehicles in and around the city.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 17, 2019 04:38 AM IST

Ads on cabs, autos: State may bring in uniform rules

Currently, several cabs, autos and other public transport vehicles sport advertisements on their doors, rear windscreens, carriers, and rooftops, as per the decision of the regional transport authorities.

The state is likely to formulate uniform rules for displaying advertisements on public transport vehicles.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 16, 2019 10:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By, Mumbai
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