New local train services in Mumbai post Railway Budget 2010

Mamata Banerjee's Railway Budget 2010-2011 has quite some promises for Mumbai. And yes, she did speak about 101 new local train / suburban services! When the services will start is not known, but considering that many new services have been introduced in the central and trans-harbour lines quite speedily in the recent past, I am being optimistic about quick action.

The new trains to be introduced across various routes in Mumbai are as follows:
6 trains on central railway main line 
18 trains on harbour line
32 trains between Thane/Kalyan and Kasara/Karjat/Khopoli
35 trains on  Trans-Harbour line (Vashi-Thane route)

2 Ladies’ specials trains on Vashi-Thane and Panvel-Nerul-Thane routes

Now western railway commuters seem to be a bit disappointed with no new services in this route. But the fact is that this route is already saturated and there's no scope of adding new services as of now. A major addition / change in the WR tracks would be required to add new trains. However, many trains have been added and changed into 12-coach in the past 2 years. 

Information courtesy: The Times Of India