Matunga Road railway station
|Mumbai Suburban Railway station|
|Owned by||Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways|
|Structure type||Standard on-ground station|
|Fare zone||Western Railways|
Matunga Road is the name of a railway station on the Western Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway network. It offers access to Matunga and Shivaji Park areas of Mumbai. It should not be confused with the nearby Matunga railway station, which is on the Central Line just to the east. Matunga Road is the smallest railway halt in Mumbai in terms of number of passengers and number of platforms. The Ruparel College is the nearest college to this station.
At 1.40pm on 29 October 1993 a "crude bomb with lots of nails" exploded under the seat of a second-class compartment in a train at Matunga Road station. 2 people died and 40 were injured.
Matunga Road was one of the stations affected by 11 July 2006 Mumbai train bombings. Just before 18.15, a bomb exploded in the first-class general compartment of the 17.57 Churchgate-Virar fast train as it approached Matunga Road station.
Notes and references
- "Bombay nail bomb injures 42". Toronto Star. 29 October 1993. p. A.1.
- "Blast at Matunga Road station was heard at Shivaji Park". The Times of India. 12 July 2006.
- Ghatpande, Neha (12 March 2011). "Matunga station roofless for 7 days". Hindustan Times. Mumbai.
- "7/11 Blasts Case: Arguments on quantum of sentence begins,likely to announce today". Tehelka. Mumbai. 15 September 2015.