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The first train in India, built by the British, ran between Bori Bunder (today's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus) and Thane in April, 1853. The journey also marked the birth of the Mumbai Suburban Railway offshoot. Hundred and sixty three years later, with so much experience tucked under her rusty wheels, the Mumbai Local has seen India's financial capital grow like no other. Imagine what would happen if she started speaking one fine day? What would she try to tell us?
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With the newly designed bio-toilets installed in our coaches, no human excreta is going to directly fall on the railway tracks. That's great, really, but what about the human beings falling on to the tracks? When will our government sign MoUs to prevent that?
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