Prabhadevi railway station

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Prabhadevi railway station (formerly Elphinstone Road, station code: EPR), is a railway station on the Western line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway in Mumbai, India. It has two platforms, on which only slow trains halt. A footbridge links Prabhadevi to Parel station on the Central Line.[1][2]

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Prabhadevi
Elphinstone Road
Mumbai Suburban Railway station
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Coordinates19°00′27″N 72°50′10″E / 19.007533°N 72.835976°E / 19.007533; 72.835976
Owned byMinistry of Railways, Indian Railways
Line(s)Western Line
ConnectionsParel
Construction
Structure typeStandard on-ground station
Other information
Station codeEPR
Fare zoneWestern Railways
History
Opened1867[citation needed]
Services
Preceding station  
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MSR
  Following station
toward Churchgate
Western Line
toward Dahanu Road
Route map
Dahanu Road
Vangaon
Boisar
Umroli
Palghar
Kelve Road
Saphale
Vaitarna
Virar
Nallasopara
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
Prabhadevi is located in India
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Prabhadevi
Location within India
Prabhadevi is located in Mumbai
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Prabhadevi
Prabhadevi (Mumbai)

NameEdit

The station was originally called Elphinstone Road after Lord Elphinstone, the Governor of Bombay from 1853 to 1860. The Maharashtra Assembly passed a resolution on 16 December 2016 to rename the station as Prabhadevi.[3] This renaming was first proposed by Shiv Sena leader Diwakar Raote in 1991.[4] The name Prabhadevi comes from Hindu goddess Prabhavati Devi. A 12th century idol of the goddess is installed inside an 18th-century temple located near the station.[5] The Union Home Ministry approved the Maharashtra Government's proposal on 6 May 2017.[6][7]

The name of Elphinstone Road railway station officially changed to Prabhadevi from July 19, 2018. The new proposed station code is PBHD, pending approval by the Indian Railways. [8]

StampedeEdit

At least 22 people have been killed and more than 39 injured during a rush-hour stampede at the Foot-Over Bridge of the Elphinstone Road Railway Station which connects to Parel Railway Station of Central Railway. The exact cause of the crush at Prabhadevi station, formerly known as Elphinstone Road, was spread of rumours of Electric Short-Circuit & Collapse of FOB which frightened the passengers standing on it waiting for the sudden heavy rain to stop. Railway Minister of State Manoj Sinha said the stampede is believed to have started on a pedestrian bridge during the Friday morning commuter rush. Tanaji Kamble, a spokesman for Mumbai's disaster management division, said the death toll was likely to rise. He added that at least five people had been critically injured. Mumbai police have appealed for blood donations to help treat the injured at the KEM Hospital.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Manthan K Mehta (21 December 2011). "Parel terminus plan to ease Dadar woes". The Times of India. TNN. Retrieved 18 February 2014.
  2. ^ Binoo Nair (22 October 2013). "Parel station: A commuter's worst nightmare". DNA. DNA. Retrieved 18 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Proposal cleared, Elphinstone Road Station name is now Prabhadevi | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". dna. 7 May 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Centre nod to rename Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Elphinstone Road station". Hindustan Times. 7 May 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Mumbai's Elphinstone now renamed 'Prabhadevi' station, CST gets tweaked too". Business Standard India. 8 May 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Elphinstone Road station to become Prabhadevi". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  7. ^ Mumbai steps up removal of British names from railway stations The Guardian 7 July 2017
  8. ^ Chatterjee, Debjani (19 July 2018). "It's Prabhadevi Now, Not Elphinstone Station In Mumbai". NDTV.
  9. ^ Safi, Michael (29 September 2017). "Mumbai railway station stampede kills at least 22". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 September 2017.