Ram Mandir railway station

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Ram Mandir

राम मंदिर
राम मंदिर
Mumbai Suburban Railway station
Ram Mandir Station.jpg
Location R-8, Ram Mandir Road, Somani Gram, Jogeshwari West, Mumbai
India
Coordinates 19°9′6″N 72°51′0″E / 19.15167°N 72.85000°E / 19.15167; 72.85000Coordinates: 19°9′6″N 72°51′0″E / 19.15167°N 72.85000°E / 19.15167; 72.85000
Elevation 7 metres (23 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Line(s) Western Line
Platforms 4
Tracks 7
Construction
Structure type Standard on-ground station
Disabled access Handicapped/disabled access
Other information
Station code RMAR
Fare zone Western Railways
History
Opened 22 Dec 2016
Services
Preceding station  
Indian Railways Suburban Railway Logo.svg
MSR
  Following station
toward Churchgate
Western Line
toward Dahanu Road
Harbour Line
toward Andheri or Panvel
Route map

Dahanu Road
Vangaon
Boisar
Umroli
Palghar
Kelve Road
Saphale
Vaitarna
Virar
Nala Sopara
Vasai Road
Naigaon
Bhayandar
Mira Road
Dahisar
Borivali
Kandivali
Malad
planned extension to Borivali
Goregaon
Ram Mandir
Jogeshwari
Andheri
Vile Parle
Santacruz
Khar Road
Bandra
Mahim
Matunga Road
Dadar
Prabhadevi
Parel
Lower Parel
Mahalaxmi
Mumbai Central
Grant Road
Charni Road
Marine Lines
Churchgate
Colaba/Backbay
Location
Oshiwara is located in Mumbai
Oshiwara
Oshiwara
Location within Mumbai

Ram Mandir railway station is a railway station on the Western Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway.[1][2] The station is located in between Jogeshwari railway station and Goregaon railway station and is named after the century-old temple of Lord Ram in its vicinity.[3][4][5] The station was opened to commuters on 22 December 2016.[6]

History[edit]

The Ram Mandir Road station, the 37th station on the Western Line , was inaugurated on 22 Dec 2016, by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, after seemingly interminable stages of construction since 2008. Its first train, running from Churchgate to towards Borivli, arrived at 6 pm, while another bound for Churchgate pulled up at 6.10 pm.

The station has four platforms, two each for Western line slow trains and two for Harbour line section. Harbour line was extended to Goregaon on March 29, 2018.[7]

The station got its name from a 150 year old temple of Lord Ram. The temple is located on sprawling grounds, in Goregaon West, and its weathered dome lends it a pleasant patina of age. A signboard inside the temple informs visitors that it was renovated in 1897, and residents say that a temple existed at the current location prior to that year. The idols -- of Lord Ram, Lakshman and Sita – inside the sanctum sanctorum of the smaller temple, were transferred to the renovated structure.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Railways asks Maharashtra government to speed up Oshiwara road overbridge
  2. ^ Oshiwara Railway Station work delayed further
  3. ^ Mumbai's new railway station in Oshiwara to be named 'Ram Mandir'
  4. ^ After years of delay, Oshiwara railway station to open
  5. ^ It’s official: Mumbai’s newest railway station in Oshiwara to be named ‘Ram Mandir’
  6. ^ Sen, Somit (2016-12-22). "Ram Mandir station to finally open today". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-01-07.
  7. ^ https://www.firstpost.com/india/mumbais-harbour-line-services-extended-till-goregaon-railway-minister-piyush-goyal-says-it-will-soon-stretch-till-borivali-4411735.html