The Panvel Post

Civic issues, Features and Personalities of Navi Mumbai

Panvel Railway commuters suffer due to insufficient infrastructure.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Problems covered:

1.       Black market for tickets.

2.       Long queues for tickets

3.       ATVMs not working

4.       CVMs ill management

Big advertisements, flex boards and even visual audio advertisements are introduced to encourage and improve the usage of the automatic ticket vending machine using smart card. Thus the use of smart cards and ATVM increased tremendously in various parts of central railway. ATVM and smart card users in Panvel face tremendous problem as many machines are damaged, under repair or not useful. All machines installed on the east side for smart cards are not useful. On the West side among three machines only one is useful, but also shows mistakes many times.

Panvel has become a crucial junction for long distance travellers and now has developed as a crucial station for suburban railways. Many complaints have already come, as the infrastructure is not up to the mark. Panvel has witnessed a huge population inflow due to developments in the area. Due to this, Panvel has become the most congested railway station compared to any other in the city. Particularly, in the peak hours the station is witnessing long queues for tickets.

Even after implementing 5 ticket counters for peak hours, long queues for tickets are common in Panvel railway station. CVMs are also an important alternative for tickets, but are many times spotted not functioning. “Usually no one keeps a queue for CVMs and during peak hours CVMs become a mess, as many of them remain not useful” said Renith a resident of Panvel.

Long distance travellers also find many problems in the Ticketing, as most of the ticket is getting booked in the very hour opening. Many organizations have already complained about a black market that controls the tickets for long distance travelling. Non availability of tickets has become a crucial problem in the system. It has become impossible to get an emergency ticket to long distant areas.

Murali K. Nair, a resident of Panvel, said “it has become impossible to get a proper ticket from Panvel to long distance areas or states. We strongly believe a black market is functioning inside the system. A nexus of middle men and railway authorities are creating confusion and disturbing the normal functioning of the railway. We have already complained to the railway authorities, but no action is taken yet.

Mini Reji, a resident of Panvel, said “thanks to the new ticket counter in the New Panvel side. But the problems of tickets are still prevailing, due to the increasing population. Authorities have to be active and repair those damaged machines and give more counters for tickets.”

R.B Rajvansh, Deputy Station Manager, said we will consider the problems and inconvenience happened to commuters. Machines can be repaired, but will take time, due to lack of funds.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


This entry was posted on March 10, 2013 by in Civic Issues and tagged , , , , , , , , .

My Group

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 187 other followers

The man who stopped World War III and sacrificed his career

Stephen hawking believes digital brain can provide form of life after death

Shocking facts Osama revealed in his last moments

Only Russia can save our world now?

Mumbai gang rape victim pours her heart out
The Confessant

For I acknowledge my wickedness


All about stories, Road trips, films and life


Just another weblog

You Are Awesome!

Inspiring new generation

Jing Sebastian

Thoughts. Memories. Dreams.

Indian Luxe and Travellers

Bringing to you the best of luxury and travel inspiration from around the world

Art. Travel. Eat. Repeat.

Inspiration, Travel Tips, and stories for people who want to make their travel dreams happen.


Travel Blog of a Budget Traveler on a look out for Vegetarian Food


Work Less // Play More // Be Free


A Fine Sunil Nair Blog

CBS Chicago

Chicago News, Sports, Weather, Traffic, and the Best of Chicago - CBS 2 TV | WBBM Newsradio 780 | 670 The Score


Cleanliness is Godliness~

Saviour Beans

The only way to cultivate your soul is to build character, realise your purpose and spread love.

It's Not Easy Being Red

Just another weblog

Ali's Dairy Life

Dairy Farming on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia


This site is the cat’s pajamas

India Real Estate Expert

Real Estate latest news

sachin CTV

"Only For Creative Thinkers"

Prateik Kulkarni

It is about analyzing various topics related to media.

Sangeeta Choudhury

come lets explore the world of media criticism


You'll know the End of Days... it's after the End of Weeks.

Books, Health and History

The New York Academy of Medicine

%d bloggers like this: