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Borivali railway station

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Location  Borivali
Tracks  9
Platforms in use  9
Line(s)  Western Line
Platform levels  19.0 metres (62.3 ft)
Borivali railway station
Owned by  Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways
Structure type  Standard on-ground station
Address  Sundar Nagar, Borivali East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400066
Owners  Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways
Similar  Bandra Terminus railway st, Kandivali railway station, Mumbai Central railway st, Andheri railway station, Dadar railway station

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Borivali is a railway station on the Western line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway network.

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The Borivali Railway Station is a terminus for all slow, semi-fast and fast trains on the Mumbai Suburban Railway system of Maharashtra state, India. It also serves as the final city-limit stop for all mail and express trains on Western Railway before leaving Mumbai. As of 2006, there were plans to extend the Harbour Line to Borivali, and expansion plans are in full steam at the railway station. Borivali caters to almost 2.87 lakhs passengers everyday and is the busiest station on the western suburban line of Mumbai. Contrary to popular perception that stations such as Mumbai Central or Churchgate would be the busiest on the Western line, information obtained under the Right to Information (RTI) Act reveals that Borivali station is the most crowded with around 2.87 lakh passengers travelling from there daily. The number of passengers descending on Borivali is much higher compared to other stations as a large number of commuters from adjoining stations come here to catch a train as it is impossible to board a local train from stations such as Dahisar, Kandivali or Malad. Renovation work currently under way at the station is only adding to the woes of passengers.

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Platforms

As of July 2011, there are 8 platforms at the station. The trains that these platforms handle are as follows:

  • 1st - Caters to both Churchgate bound and Virar bound Trains
  • 2nd - Caters predominantly to Churchgate bound trains
  • 3rd - Caters to both Churchgate and Virar bound trains
  • 4th - Caters to Virar bound trains and also long distance Express and Mail trains going outside Mumbai
  • 5th - Caters to Churchgate bound fast trains and also long distance Express and Mail trains coming into Mumbai
  • 6th - Caters to Churchgate bound trains and also to long distance Express and Mail trains coming into and going outside Mumbai
  • 6A - Caters to Churchgate bound trains and also to long distance Express and Mail trains coming into and going outside Mumbai
  • 7th - Caters to Churchgate bound trains
  • 8th - Caters to Churchgate bound trains
  • The 7th and 8th platforms are terminal platforms.

    Beautification of Borivali Station

    Inspired from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, nearly 500 volunteers from an NGO 'Making A Difference' (MAD) have given a new look to Borivali and Khar Railway Station here.

    This is a symbolical message to the people regarding the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    The beautification of this railway station has been supported by more than 500 volunteers.

    Maintenance of railway platforms is of primary importance not only for city dwellers but for those who come from outside.

    Asserting that approximately Rs. 12 lakhs was used for the beautification of both the stations, Shah said the initiative was started on January 16.

    Ticket windows, pillars, stairs and overhead bridges of Borivali Railway Station were painted with beautiful colours and representations.

    Paintings on the ticket booking window of the station, on the eastern end, were given the theme of national park and the highway while the west side depicted Gorai and Mandeshwar areas.

    New Services at Borivali Station

    Google is in continuation with its project to provide high-speed public WiFi service at 100 Railway stations across India by end of the year.

    Google has been deploying the service over the extensive fibre network of Indian Railway’s arm Railtel which provides Internet services as RailWire.

    With these launches, the service is now live and available to users at 15 stations across the country.

    Backed by the “phenomenal” response to the service in Mumbai Central, Google will also extend the project to cover key suburban Mumbai stations working with RailTel.

    Google will deploy the service in Dadar, Bandra Terminus, Churchgate, Thane, Kalyan, Panvel, Vashi, Kurla, Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus, Borivali and a few others.

    References

    Borivali railway station Wikipedia


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