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Mumbai-Nashik local train to facilitate better connectivity within Maharashtra soon!

Good news for the residents of Mumbai as after a long wait the Nashik-Kalyan Main Electrical Multipurpose Unit (MEMU) local train service has finally been approved by the authorities now. As per the reports, if the Mumbai-Nashik local gets a positive report at the trial run this December, it will be launched by the new year. With the addition of a local train on this route, the Indian Railway aims to boost intrastate connectivity in Maharashtra.

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Mumbai local trains to operate at 100% capacity from today!

After running restricted operations for over a year, Mumbai's local train services are all set to resume with 100% seating capacity from today. This is being done in order to account for the increased flow of commuters on the trains. Till now, the Central and Western Railways had been operating with 1,702 and 1,304 services respectively, which account for 95.75% of their total capacity. Today onwards, this number will go up to 1,774 in the CR division and 1,367 in WR, thus making complete use of the total capacity on the two lines.

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Mumbai's fourth 'local' railway line from Belapur to Uran to be functional by Sept '22

The Mumbai suburban railway network is set to grow bigger with the opening of the fourth railway line between Belapur and Uran, in September 2022. On Wednesday, the Central Railway announced that it is undertaking phase-2 constructions of this railway corridor, which is pegged to track out the first direct commute-line between Mumbai and Uran.

According to the project layout, the fourth line will also include linking nodes to the new Navi Mumbai International Airport and the Jawaharlal Nehru Trust Port (JNPT). Reportedly, the first phase of the project to connect Belapur and Kharkopar through a 12.5km-long route was started in 2018.

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Mumbai alerted by the first case of the Avian Flu; BMC issues guidelines to tackle outbreak

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has issued an advisory, after samples of birds who died in the city on Sunday, tested positive for the avian flu virus. As per claims, around 11 crows were found dead in Mumbai's Chembur area and their samples were sent to the concerned department, for further examinations. After the reports testified the presence of the bird flu strain, BMC urgently issued guidelines to prevent the further outbreak of the disease in the city.

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Mumbai University awaits resumption of local trains for all, before commencing offline classes

Post the complete shutdown of the Mumbai locals during the early phase of the pandemic, the services gradually opened up for certain sections of the population. Given the dwindling number of COVID-19 patients in the city, the complete revival of the local trains is anticipated in the near future but the government hasn't taken a final decision yet. Keeping this in mind, Mumbai University has shelved the idea of allowing offline classes till local trains are resumed for the general public.

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