Matunga Road railway station

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Not to be confused with Matunga railway station.
Matunga Road
माटुंगा रोड
Mumbai Suburban Railway station
Matunga Road railway station.jpg
Coordinates 19°1′41″N 72°50′49″E / 19.02806°N 72.84694°E / 19.02806; 72.84694Coordinates: 19°1′41″N 72°50′49″E / 19.02806°N 72.84694°E / 19.02806; 72.84694
Owned by Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways
Line(s) Western Line
Platforms 2
Tracks 5
Construction
Structure type Standard on-ground station
Other information
Fare zone Western Railways
History
Opened 1867[citation needed]
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station  
Indian Railways Suburban Railway Logo.svg
MSR
  Following station
toward Churchgate
Western Line
toward Dahanu Road
Location
Matunga Road is located in Mumbai
Matunga Road
Matunga Road
Location within Mumbai

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.

Matunga Road platformboard
Matunga Road railway station - Overview showing Lines 2,3,4 & 5

History[edit]

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.[1] 2 people died and 40 were injured.

11 July 2006 Mumbai train bombings in Matunga railway station

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.[2]

In March 2011 the roof of the station was removed and rebuilt at a greater height. This was to accommodate the railway's move from 1500V DC to 25kV AC transmission.[3][4]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Bombay nail bomb injures 42". Toronto Star. 29 October 1993. p. A.1. 
  2. ^ "Blast at Matunga Road station was heard at Shivaji Park". The Times of India. 12 July 2006. 
  3. ^ Ghatpande, Neha (12 March 2011). "Matunga station roofless for 7 days". Hindustan Times. Mumbai. 
  4. ^ "7/11 Blasts Case: Arguments on quantum of sentence begins,likely to announce today". Tehelka. Mumbai. 15 September 2015.