MCO (Movement Control Office) is provided to facilitate defense people in their movement through Indian Railways. These offices are provided on almost all major railway stations where defense units are established. MCO hold DDQ quota which is meant for emergency movement of troops mainly for duty or leave for serving defence personnel and their family. Mumbai is one of such cities where MCO is provided to facilitate their defense community. In Mumbai city, there are two MCOs provided. MCO Mumbai CST and MCO Mumbai Central. Mumbai CST also provides DDQ for trains departing from Mumbai LTT. In addition, MCO Mumbai Central provides DDQ for trains departing from Bandra Terminal (BT). Official name of MCO Mumbai CST is 161 MC/ MF Detachment. Details of MCO Mumbai CST Contact Details, FAX & Mobile Number:-
MCO Mumbai CST Contact Details, FAX & Mobile Number
MCO Mumbai CST is located at Mumbai CST Railway Station on Railway Building.
|161 MC/MF Detachment,|
Mumbai CST Railway Station,
Opening Hours of MCO Mumbai CST
|Reservation Timings||Duration||Lunch Break|
|Mon, Tue, Thu & Friday||0900-1700 hrs||1300-1400 hrs|
|Wed & Sat||0900-1330 hrs||–|
|Format For Booking of Ticket From MCO|
|From : Name of Unit|
To : The Officer Commanding, 161 MC/ MF Detachment
|1. DETAILS OF SERVICE PERSONNEL|
|2. DETAILS OF PASSENGER|
(A) NAME & RELATIONSHIP
(D) I CARD/ DEPENDENT CARD NUMBER
|3. DETAILS OF JOURNEY|
(A) TRAIN NAME & NUMBER
(B) DATE OF JOURNEY
(C) CLASS OF TRAVEL
(D) PNR NUMBER
|4. SIGNED BY AUTHORITY WITH UNIT SEAL|
- DD Quota is meant for emergency movement of troops for duty commitments and leave procedings for serving defence personnel and their family. Quota is allotted First Come First Serve basis.
- Booking against DD quota can be doe maximum 30 days prior to the date of journey.
- DD Quota is allowed only on wait listed tickets and not on RAC tickets.
- Request for DD quta resrvation is entertained through official letter, FAX and signal only.
- Request to avail DD quota through telephone is not allowed.
- Defence commuters must carry identity card/ dependent card while booking.
- Cancellation of reservation through DD quota should be informed to MCO strictly before 24 hrs of departure of train.
|Facilities at MCO, Mumbai CST|
|1.||Computerised DDQ/ EQ|
|2.||Raising of emergency quota on DDQ/ Non DDQ trains|
|3.||AC premises with limited seating|
|6.||News paper/ magazines|
|7.||DDQ Display board|
|8.||Emergency Medical Kit|
|9.||Liaison with RPG nd GRP|
|10.||Purchase of ticket even when ‘NO ROOM‘ in DDQ trains|
- Railway Security Helpline – 1332
- All India Passenger Helpline – 138
- PNR and Train arrival/ departure enquiry – 139
- To report unsavory situation during journey – 182
FAQ’s about Mumbai CST MCO
Is there MCO on Mumbai LTT station?
No, there is no MCO on Mumbai LTT ( Lokmanya Tilak Terminal) station. For all trains departing from Mumbai LTT, MCO quota is availed at Mumbai CST MCO.
How many MCO (s) are there in Mumbai.
There are two MCO offices in Mumbai. At Mumbai CST and Mumbai Central. Mumbai CST also serves for quota on trains departing from Mumbai LTT station. Mumbai Central also serves for quota on trains departing from Mumbai BT ( Bandra Terminal).
Is Mumbai Central and Mumbai CST station same?
No, Both stations are different. Mumbai Central is different from Mumbai CST (Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminals)
What is the full form of MCO in railway station?
MCO stands for Movement Control Office. This office give quota to defence personnel.
What is MCO in defence?
Movement Control Office (MCO), an office dedicated to make rail reservations for military personnel. MCO is for defence person travelling on urgent nature. These offices are provided almost all major railway stations where defense units are established. MCO hold DDQ quota which is meant for emergency movement of troops mainly for duty or leave for serving defence personnel and their family.
Some More FAQs
Is Bandra Terminus and CST same?
No, Bandra terminus is differnet from Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus. The distance between Bandra Terminus and Mumbai CST is 14 km. The road distance is 15.9 km.
Is Mumbai LTT (Lokmanya Tilak Terminus) and Mumbai CST same?
No, Mumbai LTT and Mumbai CST (Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal) are different.
What is the full name of MCO?
MCO (Movement Control Office) is provided to facilitate defense people in their movement through Indian Railways. These offices are provided almost all major railway stations where defense units are established. MCO hold DDQ quota which is meant for emergency movement of troops mainly for duty or leave for serving defence personnel and their family.
Who can avail MCO quota?
MCO Quota is applicable for Military Officers, cadets of the National Defense Academy or Air Force College or Naval Training Establishment, Chief Petty Officers of the Navy, Junior Commissioned Officers, Warrant Officers, Sailors of all ranks, Airmen of all ranks, Soldiers of all ranks, dependents of all Armed Forces Personnel and certain non-combatants in Defense Service, military pensioners journeying to attend Regimental Re-unions and members of the Military Nursing Services.
Can ex-servicemen avail MCO quota?
Yes, ex-servicemen can also avail MCO quota.