Lokmanya Tilak Terminus

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Lokmanya Tilak Terminus
लोकमान्य टिळक टर्मिनस
Kurla Terminus
Indian Railway Station
New-Lokmanya-Tilak-Terminus.jpg
New terminal buiilding at LTT
Station statistics
Address Pipeline Road, Kurla, Mumbai, Maharashtra
 India
Coordinates 19°04′N 72°53′E / 19.07°N 72.89°E / 19.07; 72.89 (Lokmanya Tilak Terminus)Coordinates: 19°04′N 72°53′E / 19.07°N 72.89°E / 19.07; 72.89 (Lokmanya Tilak Terminus)
Elevation 7 m above sea level
Connections Taxi Stand, Prepaid Auto service
Structure type Standard on-ground station
Platforms 5[1]
Parking Available
Baggage check X-Ray detection machine installed
Other information
Electrified Yes
Station code LTT
Zone(s) Central Railway
Operator Indian Railways
Station status Functional
Location
Lokmanya Tilak Terminus is located in Mumbai
Lokmanya Tilak Terminis
Lokmanya Tilak Terminis

Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT), formerly known as Kurla Terminus, is a railhead in the Kurla suburb of Mumbai, India. LTT is managed by the Central Railway. The Kurla and Tilak Nagar suburban railway stations are located nearby. It is one of the railway terminals within Mumbai. The others being Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Dadar on the Central Line, and Mumbai Central and Bandra Terminus on the Western Line.

History[edit]

Kurla Terminus situated in Kurla has been renamed to LTT. In 1996, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) approved a proposal to rename the station after Lokmanya Tilak, a popular leader of the Indian Independence Movement, and forwarded it to the Union Government through the Government of Maharashtra.[2] Then Union Home Minister, Lal Krishna Advani approved the proposal in 1999, at the request of Ram Naik, the then Minister of State of Railway.[3] After the decision was announced, Gurudas Kamat, the Lok Sabha member from Mumbai North-East, met L. K. Advani and submitted a memorandum asking that the terminus be renamed after Babasaheb Ambedkar.[4]

In 2003, Central Railway (CR) decided to expand LTT to take on more rail traffic, as the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) had reached its saturation point, and was unable to handle any more express trains.[5] In 2006, the Mumbai division of CR cleared the designs for construction of a swanky station complex to replace the dilapidated terminus complex.[6] The new station complex design was prepared by the architect P. K. Das. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) also agreed to construct a ramp from LTT to the flyover to be built nearby, as part of the Santa Cruz – Chembur link road (SCLR).[6] The revamped LTT was inaugurated on 16 April 2013 by Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal. The revamp of the terminus took 3 years. The new station complex was built on 50,000 sq metre land and has a 3,300 sq metre concourse.

In October 2012, CR announced plans to cease long distance train services at Dadar within 5–6 years. The load would be transferred to LTT by upgrading the number of platforms at LTT from 5 to 12. CR plans to introduce connectivity with other modes of transport as well as build a mall, multi-storey parking, escalators, restaurants, food courts, better signage and indicators, budget hotels and an aesthetically pleasing exterior and interior. The project will be implemented on public-private partnership (PPP) mode and is expected to cost INR50–60 billion. The project will be executed by the Railway Land Development Authority on the 20 acres of land that CR possess around LTT.[7]

Accessibility[edit]

LTT is located in middle of two suburban railway stations, Tilak Nagar and Kurla, on the Harbour Line. It is easily accessible through Tilak Nagar railway station as a direct overhead bridge is made to LTT from Tilak Nagar. A share rickshaw service is available from Kurla railway station to LTT via level crossing. Average opening of the level crossing gate is 20 minutes.

Dormitories[edit]

Air-conditioned dormitories were inaugurated at LTT on 16 April 2013 by then Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal. The dorm at LTT is a 24 bed AC dorm exclusively for women.[8]

Rainwater harvesting[edit]

Central Railway (CR) completed installation of a rainwater harvesting system at LTT in October 2012. The system cost INR1 million (US$16,000) and will conserve 700,000 litres of water, which is approximately 40% of the station's daily water requirement. The rainwater harvesting project will help in percolation of water into the subsoil, which will reduce flooding in the vicinity during monsoon. The project involved constructing a 2 km trench and filling it with crushed stones.[9]

Long-distance trains departing from LTT[edit]

Several trains depart from LTT throughout the day towards North, East and South Indian destinations. These trains include Superfast trains such as Duronto Express and Garib Rath Express.[10]

Train No. Train name Destination
11043 Mumbai LTT - Madurai Express Madurai
22865 Mumbai LTT - Puri Superfast Express Puri
12811 Mumbai LTT - Hatia Superfast Express Ranchi
22848 Mumbai LTT - Visakhapatnam Superfast Express (via Nagpur) Visakhapatnam
12879 Mumbai LTT - Bhubaneswar Superfast Express Bhubaneswar
12167 Mumbai LTT - Varanasi Superfast Express Varanasi
12165 Ratnagiri Express Varanasi
11067 Saket Express Faizabad
11069 Tulsi Express Allahabad
15017 Kashi Express Gorakhpur
18520 Mumbai LTT - Visakhapatnam Express Visakhapatnam
12519 Mumbai LTT - Kamakhya AC Express Guwahati
12171 Mumbai LTT - Haridwar AC Superfast Express Haridwar
12336 Mumbai LTT - Bhagalpur Superfast Express Bhagalpur
14313 Mumbai LTT - Bareilly Weekly Express Bareilly
15645 Mumbai LTT - Guwahati Express Guwahati
15647 Mumbai LTT - Guwahati Weekly Express Guwahati
17318 Mumbai LTT - Hubli Weekly Express (via Belgaum) Hubli
11059 Mumbai LTT - Chhapra Express Chhapra
11055 Godaan Express Gorakhpur
12542 Mumbai LTT - Gorakhpur Sant Kabir Dham SF Express Gorakhpur
12546 Mumbai LTT - Raxaul Express Raxaul
22511 Karmabhoomi Express Guwahati
16345 Netravati Express Trivandrum
11017 Mumbai LTT - Karaikal Weekly Express Karaikal
11011 Mumbai LTT - Hazur Saheb Nanded Weekly Express Nanded
11061 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Muzaffarpur Pawan Express Muzaffarpur
11065 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Darbhanga Pawan Express Darbhanga
17222 Mumbai LTT - Kakinada Port Weekly Express Kakinada
11071 Kamayani Express Varanasi
22103 Mumbai LTT - Faizabad Superfast Express Faizabad
22109 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Hazrat Nizamuddin AC Express Hazrat Nizamuddin
12117 Godavari Superfast Express Manmad
12619 Matsyagandha Express Mangalore
15268 Mumbai LTT - Raxaul Jansadharan Express (Unreserved) Raxaul
15610 Mumbai LTT - Ranchi Weekly Express Ranchi
11201 Mumbai LTT - Ajni Express Ajni
12107 Mumbai LTT - Lucknow Superfast Express Lucknow
12161 Lashkar Express Agra Cantt
12153 Mumbai - Bhopal Express Bhopal
12173 Udyognagri Express Pratapgarh
12205 Mumbai - Nizamabad Express Nizamabad
12143 Mumbai LTT - Sultanpur Superfast Express Sultanpur
22113 Mumbai LTT - Kochuveli Superfast Express Thiruvananthapuram
12201 Mumbai LTT - Kochuveli Garib Rath Thiruvananthapuram
12293 Allahabad Duronto Express Allahabad
22101 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Manmad Rajya Rani Express Manmad
12101 Jnaneswari Express Howrah
12151 Samarsata Express Howrah
12145 Mumbai LTT - Puri Superfast Express Puri
12223 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Ernakulam Duronto Express Ernakulam
17322 Mumbai LTT - Hubli Weekly Express (via Bijapur) Hubli
18029 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Shalimar Express Kolkata
13202 Mumbai LTT - Rajendra Nagar Patna Superfast Express Patna
11013 Mumbai LTT - Coimbatore Express Coimbatore
11015 Kushinagar Express Gorakhpur
12219 Mumbai Secunderabad Duronto Express Secunderabad
11057 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Amritsar Express Amritsar

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Busy Kurla terminus to get bigger, Mumbai Mirror, 18 July 2011, retrieved 2 August 2011 
  2. ^ "Lokmanya Tilak Terminus". Daily Excelsior. Retrieved 2007-11-18. 
  3. ^ "Advani clears Kurla terminus renaming". The Indian Express. 10 January 1999. Retrieved 2007-11-18. 
  4. ^ "Kamat demands renaming of Kurla station after Dr Ambedkar". The Indian Express. 13 January 1999. Retrieved 2007-11-18. 
  5. ^ "Kurla terminus will be expanded soon". The Times of India. 19 April 2003. Retrieved 2007-11-18. 
  6. ^ a b Dasgupta, Devraj (26 November 2006). "Makeover for Kurla terminus". The Times of India. Retrieved 2007-11-18. 
  7. ^ Lokmanya Tilak Terminus to replace Dadar as outstation hub - Times Of India. Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com (2012-10-17). Retrieved on 2013-07-16.
  8. ^ "Dormitories for women at CST, LTT get good response". Indian Express. 19 April 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  9. ^ Central Railway rain plan to wash flooding away at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Times Of India. Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com (2012-10-22). Retrieved on 2013-07-16.
  10. ^ "Departures from LTT/Mumbai Lokmanya Tilak Terminus". Retrieved 9 December 2014. 

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