Borivali railway station

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Borivali
बोरीवली
Mumbai Suburban Railway station
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Location Borivali
Coordinates 19°13′46″N 72°51′25″E / 19.229427°N 72.856994°E / 19.229427; 72.856994Coordinates: 19°13′46″N 72°51′25″E / 19.229427°N 72.856994°E / 19.229427; 72.856994
Owned by Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways
Line(s) Western Line
Platforms 9
Tracks 9
Construction
Structure type Standard on-ground station
Platform levels 19.0 metres (62.3 ft)
Other information
Station code BVI (Out Station), BO (Local)
Fare zone Western Railways
Electrified Yes
Traffic
Passengers (2016-17) 2.821 million[1] (daily)
Services
Preceding station  
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MSR
  Following station
toward Churchgate
Western Line
toward Dahanu Road
Route map
Location
Borivali is located in Mumbai
Borivali
Borivali
Location within Mumbai

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

The Borivali Railway Station[2] 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.[3][4]

Platforms[edit]

For the convenience of the passengers Western Railway has decided to change the platform numbers of Borivali station. The platforms have now been numbered from west to east to maintain uniformity. Changes will be effective from 4 June 2017.[5]

As of July 2011, there are 9 platforms at the station and as of 4 June 2017 after renumbering of platform number the trains that these platforms handle are as follows:

  • 1st - Caters to Churchgate bound trains
  • 2nd - Caters to Churchgate bound trains
  • 3rd - Caters to both Churchgate bound and Virar bound Trains
  • 4th - Caters predominantly to Churchgate bound trains
  • 5th - Caters to both Churchgate and Virar bound trains
  • 6th - Caters to Virar bound trains and also long distance Express and Mail trains going outside Mumbai
  • 7th - Caters to Churchgate bound fast trains and also long distance Express and Mail trains coming into Mumbai
  • 8th - Caters to Churchgate bound trains and also to long distance Express and Mail trains coming into and going outside Mumbai
  • 9th - Caters to Churchgate bound trains and also to long distance Express and Mail trains coming into and going outside Mumbai

The 1st and 2nd platforms are terminal platforms.

Beautification of Borivali Station[edit]

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 Mandapeshwar areas.[6]

New Services at Borivali Station[edit]

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.[7]

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References[edit]

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  1. ^ "Google Launches Free Public Wifi Services at five railway stations". The Hindu. 9 May 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2016.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  2. ^ "Swachh Bharat inspired volunteers beautify Borivali Railway Station". Business Standard. 28 Jan 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2016.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)