Mumbai || railways 🛤️
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7 facts that should give you some idea:
1. the #mumbai
suburban railway system is spread over 465 km-
that is more than the distance between mumbai to #pune
mumbai local train services don’t just connect the city to its suburbs they also connect several townships that stand on the fringes of the city.
2. the mumbai suburban railway operates 2,342 train services:
mumbai local trains are the primary mode of transport for hundreds & thousands of people who travel for as many as 5 hours everyday to & from work.
the city’s bus services— best has been reporting losses for 7 years now & their long-distance connectivity is relatively limited as compared to the local trains.
with the city flooding every year with the lightest showers, the train services are often the last resort for most #mumbaikar's.
3. it carries more than 7.5 million commuters daily
that is more than 5 times the population of estonia, 10 times the population of #bhutan
& just a little less than the population of #switzerland.
4. the railway tracks are silent only for about 90 minutes a day:
the mumbai suburban railway system sleeps for a little more than an hour & a half everyday.
the first train leaves western railway’s #churchgate
station at 4.15 am; the last train reaches borivali at 2.05 am.
on the central line, the first train leaves mumbai chhatrapati #shivaji
terminus at 4.12 am & the last train chugs into #karjat
at 2.45 am.
5. mumbai suburban railway system has 4 major corridors
6. without the mumbai local trains, we’d go hungry!
the famed #dabbawallahs of mumbai take the train every day, delivering thousands of lunch boxes without fail.
7. not even terrorists could shut it down for long:
it took all of 3 hours for the trains to start running again after the infamous 2006 serial blasts along the suburban railway line.
at first the services were skeletal but they resumed completely under 16 hrs.
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