Dadar
Indian Railways and Mumbai Suburban Railway station
Mumbai Local train Arrives on the Western side of Dadar railway station
General information
LocationSenapati Bapat Road and Lakhamsi Nappu Road, Dadar, Mumbai
Coordinates19°01′06″N 72°50′36″E / 19.018335°N 72.843214°E / 19.018335; 72.843214
Elevation6.610 metres (21.69 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Line(s)Central Line
Mumbai Dadar–Solapur section
Western Line
Ahmedabad–Mumbai main line
Platforms14 (7-Central, 7-Western)
Construction
Structure typeStandard on-ground station
Other information
Station codeD (Suburban)
DR (Central zone)
DDR (Western zone)
Fare zoneCentral Railways & Western Railways
History
OpenedCentral Line Station -November 1, 1856[1]
ElectrifiedYes
Passengers
2016–17211,888 (Daily)
Services
Preceding station Mumbai Suburban Railway Following station
Prabhadevi
towards Churchgate
Western line Matunga Road
towards Dahanu Road
Parel Central line Matunga
towards Kasara or Khopoli
Location
Dadar is located in Mumbai
Dadar
Dadar
Location within Mumbai

Dadar railway station is one of the major interchange railway stations of Mumbai Suburban Railway. It serves the Dadar area in Mumbai, India.

This railway station lies on both the Central line named as Dadar Central with station code DR and Western line named as Dadar Western with station code DDR. It's also a terminal for Mumbai Suburban Railway as well as Indian Railways.[2]

Two roads are passes through parallel in the vicinity of Dadar railway station which is Senapati Bapat Marg on the Westside and Lakhamsi Nappu Road on the Eastside.

History

The original Dadar railway station of the GIP Railway (today's Central Railway) was inaugurated on 1 November 1856.[3] Regular services to the station began in the same year on the GIPR line. A station named 'Dadur' existed on the first suburban train service of the erstwhile BB&CI Railway (today's Western Railway), when it began the service on 12 April 1867, suggesting the WR side station was established sometime in the 1860s. The express train Terminus on Central line side was constructed and opened on 1968.[4]

During the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971 a Jawan Canteen was established in the station to serve Indian soldiers. The Canteen was conducted by Wadala Junior Chambers (Founder- Gangaram Joshi), under the guidance of Nanik Rupani, who was the President at that time.[5][6]

After decades, In 2009 The Midtown terminus of Dadar Western side was inaugurated for increasing more trains on the suburban route and long-distance route for decreasing a load of passengers.[7] And the side elevated road which is parallel to Midtown Terminus connects to Tilak Bridge for direct taxi's and another vehicle's movement, was inaugurated in 2014. The Cost for construction was 30 crore (US$3.8 million).[8]

Structure

Dadar railway station has 14 platforms, In that, 7 platforms consist of the Western side which is two platforms of the slow suburban route, three platforms of the fast suburban route and the last two platforms are the terminus of the Suburban and Long Distance trains which are also known as Dadar Midtown Terminus.[9][10]

The remaining 7 platforms consist of the Central line, which is of two platforms on the slow suburban route, three platforms are on the fast suburban route with middle-fast suburban terminal, and the last two platforms are the terminus of long-distance trains which is also known as Dadar Central Terminus or Dadar Terminus.

This railway station is well connected with multiple walkways and bridges for easier access of passengers crossing on both sides.[11]

And also there are multiple Escalators available on both the sides for help in interchanging stations, which were Inaugurated on 1 November 2013 on the Western line side by Western Railway[12] And the remaining escalators were inaugurated on 21 January 2018 on the Central line side by Central Railway.[13]

Passengers

Dadar is the busiest railway station on the Mumbai Suburban Railway network with an average of 211,888 passengers begins their journey from this station per day contributing 1,059,440 (US$13,000) of average daily revenue.[14]

In October 2012, CR announced plans to cease long-distance train services terminating at Dadar on the Central side within 5–6 years. The load would be transferred to Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) by upgrading the number of platforms at LTT from five to 12.[15]

Operations

Dadar railway station handles a total of 88 long-distance trains. In which 12 trains are on the Western line side in which 3 long-distance trains originate and terminate at Midtown Terminus and 9 long-distance trains halt at the fast suburban route of Western line.[16][17]

Whereas, 76 trains are on the Central line side in which 11 long-distance trains originate and terminate at Central Terminus and 65 long-distance trains halt at the fast suburban route of Central line.[18]

References

  1. ^ "RAILWAYS OF THE RAJ: History of Railways from Bombay to rest of India".
  2. ^ Mumbai Dadar station to get a touch of South Korea, Mid-day, 1 July 2020, Retrieved 19 October 2020
  3. ^ "RAILWAYS OF THE RAJ: History of Railways from Bombay to rest of India". RAILWAYS OF THE RAJ. Retrieved 1 November 2023.
  4. ^ "IRFCA History Part 4". IRFCA.
  5. ^ Haidar, Suhasini (8 April 2017). "The long healing of 1971". The Hindu.
  6. ^ Taggar, Rajinder (10 October 2016). "India, Pakistan not telling truth: Dayal Singh". The Times of India. TNN.
  7. ^ Railway Minister to Visit Mumbai on November, Indian Express, 19 November 2009, Retrieved 18 October 2014
  8. ^ Major part of Elevated Dadar Terminus Project Complete, Mumbai Mirror, 14 September 2014, Retrieved 19 October 2020
  9. ^ Dadar Midtown's 30 Crore makeover gets on track, Mumbai Mirror, 25 August 2011, Retrieved 18 October 2020
  10. ^ Mumbai to get AC local trains from September this year, Zee Biz, Retrieved 19 October 2020
  11. ^ Sitaram, Mewati (21 September 2014). "Are these TCs on Dadar FOB genuine?". Daily News and Analysis. Mumbai. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  12. ^ New Escalators at Dadar Station, Daily News and Analysis, 1 November 2013, Retrieved 15 February 2014
  13. ^ City's 1st Escalators to start at Dadar Thane stations, Mumbai Mirror, 21 January 2018, Retrieved 20 October 2020
  14. ^ Rao, Shashank (12 April 2017). "It's not getting any better! Despite metro and monorail, Mumbai local trains getting more overcrowded". Mid-Day.com.
  15. ^ Lokmanya Tilak Terminus to replace Dadar as outstation hub, Times of India, 17 October 2012, Retrieved 16 July 2013
  16. ^ Mumbai Train travel to get smoother commuters with the increase of 76 services from Dadar, Bandra, Hindustan Times, 10 May 2017, Retrieved 19 October 2018
  17. ^ Post March Western Railway to run 70 more 15 car services, Times of India, 14 December 2019, Retrieved 19 October 2020
  18. ^ Indian Railways revises Time Table for several Central Railway trains with effect from today, Financial Express, 1 July 2019, Retrieved 19 October 2020