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WR earns Rs. 2 crore daily from local commuters

Western Railway uses 84 tracks and makes 1,305 trips for suburban train commuters with each train carrying about 2,689 passengers. Borivali is the most crowded while Umroli is the least used station on WR’s suburban network, reveals an RTI


Western Railway earns Rs2 crore from over 35 lakh commuters daily who travel on its suburban rail network, reveals a reply received under right to information (RTI).

According to reply received by RTI activist Anil Galgali, Borivali is the most crowded station on Western Line of Mumbai Local. Besides Borivali, other stations like Andheri, Nalasopara, Virar, Bhayander, Kandivali, Goregaon, Dadar and Santacruz are the 10 most crowded stations on Western Railway’s suburban network.

Borivali, with revenues of Rs16.86 lakh every day remains the top station in terms of number of passengers travelling to and from this station as well as revenue generation.

Replying to Galgali’s query, Prakash Chandrapal, Commercial Officer of WR, said, all the 36 stations from Churchgate to Dahanu, Western Railway earns  total income of Rs1,99,46,652 and over 35.08 lakh commuters use its facility to travel everyday.

The least number of people are travelling from Umroli.  Only 355 passengers everyday travel from Umroli followed by Vaitarna (2565), Vangaon (5982) and Kelve Road (5591), the RTI reply reveals.

Western Railway also said that there are 84 tracks used for 1,305 train trips for suburban rail network and each train carries about 2,689 passengers, on an average.

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