Mobile App to book Mumbai Local Train Ticket

A mobile app has been launched to book Mumbai Local Railway Tickets.

It will help you buy tickets using an R-wallet (online wallet), and you will get a text message code when you buy one. You can use the code along with your mobile number (which will be your user ID) to print your ticket at kiosks/ATVMs at some stations.

“The service will be introduced at five stations each on Central and Western Railway. We will subsequently have the printing facility at all stations,” a senior official said on Monday.

You can print your tickets at Dadar (Western and Central), Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Kurla, Thane and Kalyan, Churchgate, Mumbai Central, Andheri and Borivli, the sources said.

“The railway board has issued the booking procedure for which ticket printouts will be necessary,” an official said.

The user-friendly app will be available for cell phones running on the Android and Windows operating systems. An app for Blackberry and iPhone will be available later, the official said.

Sources said money for buying the tickets will have to be loaded through the R-wallet mobile payment system either online or through any ticket booking counter at stations.

A user can book unreserved tickets for second and first class for long-distance trains too. You will also be able to cancel tickets, the sources said.

The railways may later look at treating the codes sent as text messages as valid tickets, to avoid printing a ticket, an official added.

Mumbai’s Killer Trains

1,668 people have died due to Mumbai Local Trains till June, with Kalyan recording the most deaths, and Kurla and Thane close at its heels.

Despite the authorities’ efforts to curb deaths on tracks, the city’s railway system continues to claim lives at a constant rate. As per data with the Government Railway Police (GRP), nine people have died on the railway tracks every day this year.

In the first six months of 2015 (January to June), 1,668 people have lost their lives 1,484 men, 183 women and one other. This works out to nine deaths a day, nearly the same rate as last year’s, when 3,429 people died on the railway tracks. Kalyan, Kurla, Thane, Borivli, and Vasai are the railway stations, which have recorded the most fatalities near them.

These people were found dead after falling from a train, committing suicide, or having been pushed by someone. The cops managed to trace the family members of 1,131 victims, but failed to reach the family members of 537 people and had to, hence, dispose of the bodies.

“The toughest job in the railways is to trace the family members of the deceased. For this purpose, we have launched our website Shodh. Around 30 per cent of victims’ bodies have to be disposed of by the cops; the families approach much later or the bodies remain unclaimed,” said Rupali Ambure, deputy commissioner of police, GRP, Central Railway.

She further added, “We have been creating awareness among commuters to not cross tracks, not travel on footboards, and to take precautions while travelling. We have also written to railways to close all unauthorised entry points that bring one to railway tracks,” said Ambure. 1,679 people were injured this year on the railway tracks. – See more at: http://www.mid-day.com/articles/mumbais-killer-trains-9-people-still-die-on-tracks-every-day/16370150#sthash.MQ4j6hkH.dpuf

Mumbai Local Train TimeTable

Mumbai Local Train TimeTable

1. Central Railway Train TimeTable
2. Western Railway Train TimeTable
3. Harbour Line Train TimeTable
4. Thane-Vashi-CBD-Belapur-Panvel Line Train TimeTable

Direct Trains List

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5. List of Direct Trains from Panvel to Andheri
6. List of Direct Trains from Andheri to Panvel

Mumbai Local Train Map, Fare

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7. Mumbai Railway Map
8. Mumbai Local Train Fare

Palghar College

Here is the list of Schools and Colleges of the town Palghar. There is tremendous scope to set up new schools & colleges for increasing staying population.

Hope this helps. Please let me know if you need more details.

Schools

Marathi schools

  • Aryan Education Society’s M.N.Dandekar High School
  • Bhagini Samaj Vidyamandir
  • Jeevan Vikas Shikshan Sanstha’s Shri S.T. Kadam Vidyalaya

English schools

  • Twinkle Star English High School
  • Anand Ashram English High School
  • Kenam English High School
  • Holy Spirit High School
  • Sacred Heart High School
  • Sundaram Central School (CBSE Board)
  • Jawahar Navoday Vidyalaya (CBSE Board)
  • Aryan English Medium
  • Sir J.P. International School (ICSE Board)
  • Bhagini Samaj Vidyamandir (Semi English)
  • St. John International School (CBSC Board)

Hindi schools

  • Bhavani Vidya Niketan Hindi High School

Gujarati schools

  • Aryan High School

Colleges in Palghar

  • Sonopant Dandekar Shikshan Mandali’s R.H.Save Arts, C.J.Bhanushali Commerce & B.A.Dandekar Science Jr. College (better known as SDSM College or Dandekar College)
  • Sonopant Dandekar Shikshan Mandali’s S.Dandekar Arts, V.S.Apte Commerece & M.H.Mehta Science Sr. College (better known as SDSM College or Dandekar College)
  • National College Palghar
  • St. John College of Engineering and Technology (SJCET)
  • St. John Institute of Pharmacy and Research (SJIPR)
  • St. John Institute of Management and Research (SJIMR)
  • St.John Institute of Hospitality & Catering Technology (SJIHCT)
  • Jeevan Vikas Shikshan Sanstha’s Shri S.T.Kadam Mahavidyalaya (Marathi Medium)
  • Yeshwantrao Chaphekar Vidya Sankul
  • SNDT Women’s College Palghar – proposed.
  • Dr. M.L. Dhawale Memorial Homoeopathic Institute
  • Holy spirit Jr. college

In order to reach to above mentioned colleges, you can get idea of how to reach there by visiting Mumbai Local Train TimeTable website.

 

Mahim Beach

Mahim beach is located near Palghar, Maharashtra, India. It is also a popular weekend getaway for tourists from Mumbai or around Mumbai like MatheranArnala Beach and Kelva beach.

Mahim beach is a part of the Mahim near which is an island. The Mahim beach offers the great view of the the Arabian Sea. The other beautiful thing to enjoy there is the greeneries and the sunset.  The Sunset view is the most popular here in Mahim.

Mahim Beach, Kelve Mahim beach resort, Kelve beach resort
Mahim Beach, Kelve Mahim beach resort, Kelve beach resort

One of the main attraction here is the Mahim fort, which is in ruins presently. Hostorical facts tell that the fort was built to protect Mahim from the invasion of Portuguese. Presently the Mahim beach is thriving with modern buildings, luxurious apartments, resorts and fantastic restaurants.

How to reach there?

Palghar Railway station is 8 km away from the city center. This railway station is well connected to Mumbai and other cities in India. Tourist taxi services from railway station to Palghar city and it costs about Rs 250.

Attractions Near Mahim beach

1. Mahim Creek

Mahim Creek is around 4.6 meter deep and 100 metere wide. The Mithi river drains into this creek which further drains into the Mahim Bay. They now has the Badra-Kurla Complex with thousands of corporate offices on both its sides.

The waters of the creek is quite smelling due to the dumping of untreated industrial chemicals.

2. Mahim Causeway

The Mahim Causeway is a vital link road connecting to the Mumbai City. The Causeway links the neighbourhoods of Mahim to the south with Bandra to the north.

3. Mahim Fort

Today the fort is almost ruined and encroachers and hutments occupy it.

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Kelva Beach

Kelva Beach (Kelwa Beach or Kelwe Beach)

Kelwa beach is also known as Kelva or Kelwe beach. This is located in Maharashtra, India. It is also a popular weekend getaway for tourists from Mumbai or around Mumbai like MatheranArnala Beach and Mahim Beach.

The beach is about 8 kilometres long. This place is not considered as a good weekend gateway near Mumbai because the beach is always overcrowded with the local crowd during weekends.

Where is kelva beach? or Where is it located?

Kelwa Beach is around 80 kilometres north from the Mumbai. This beach located near Kelve Road station which is around 5 kilometres away from the beach.

 

Kelva Beach, Kelva beach resort, Kelva fort, Kelva beach mumbai, kelva beach palghar

 

How to reach there?

It is around 20-30 minute by Auto Rickshaw from Palghar and around 13 km away from NH-8. You can also visit there by State Transport buses. The frequency of the buses are really very good from palghar and kelwa road station.

Best time/season to visit Palghar

Since Palghar is located on the seashor, it has a tropical, extremly humid and warm climate all through the year.

*  The winters from December to February have an average minimum temperature of 17°C and a maximum of 33°C.
*  Summer seasons from March to June have an average maximum temperature of 33°C and an observed maximum of 40°C. The southwest monsoons are from June to September and have an average rainfall.

Ganesh Chaturthi is the grand festival in Maharashtra. which is celebrated during September. So, the month of September is the best time to visit Palghar with much pomp and show. Many tourists visit this place during this festival period. I am sure it will be a memorable time for you if you visit there in this festival.

Attractions at Kelva Beach.

1. Shitla Devi Temple

This is a hindu temple located just besides the beach. There is a belief here that the two sons of the Lord Ram, luv and kush grew up here when Sita was in exile for the second time.

2. Kelva Fort

There are three forts on this beach. One is at the southern side of the beach and is submerged in sea water during high tides. The smaller one, is located within the coniferous trees near the northern tip on the beach.

3. Kelva Dam

Kelva dam was constructed many years back for the irrigation purpose for the farmers of Palghar. This has been a storage dam of the water in the Kelva. The dam site offer cool and secluded place for evening tours. During weekends many tourists visit this place. A garden located nearby add the attraction of the dam site.

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Arnala Beach

Arnala Beach, Attractions in Arnala, Arnala Beach Resort, Virar, Vasai
Arnala Beach, Attractions in Arnala, Arnala Beach Resort, Virar, Vasai

Welcome to the complete guide of the Arnala Beach. Arnala Beach is located at the far north side of the Mumbai. The distance is around 65 km from mumbai and around 12 km from Vasai. Arnala Beach is 16 km. west of the picturesque town of Virar.

 

 

 

 

Here is the complete information you need to know before visit.

  1. How to reach Arnala Beach
  2. Distance from Mumbai, Virar
  3. Major Attractions at Arnala
  4. Pictures of Arnala Beach
  5. Good Hotels and Resorts in Arnala
  6. Map

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