Sunday, 26 February 2012

Tunnelling work of Kolkata's East-West Metro inaugurated

The tunneling work of the Rs.4,874 crore East-West Metro Corridor Project, linking the IT hub in Salt Lake with Howrah across the Hooghly river, was Saturday launched by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.The 14.67 km long route -- 8.9 km underground and 5.77 km elevated -- is being constructed through a special purpose vehicle, the Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation, with the Indian Railways holding the majority stake.The project, being funded through a soft loan by the Japan International Cooperation Association, will be the country's first underwater metro. The 460 meter distance between Mahakaran and Howrah Station would run under the Hooghly.The metro will have a dozen stations, six of them elevated and the rest underground, and the entire project is expected to be completed in two phases by December 2014.The Metro will be connected to the existing North-South Metro at the central station.Speaking at the function at east Kolkata's Beliaghata, the chief minister said the project would be the pride of the city and promised wholehearted cooperation from the state government.
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Mega block to affect train traffic today

Movement of trains between Baluana and Gidderbaha on the Abohar-Bathinda-Abohar section will be stopped for six hours in the afternoon on February 26. According to the railway sources, there would be a mega block for six hours between 11.30 am and 5.30 pm for the insertion of cemented blocks under bridge No. 36 between Baluana and Gidderbaha. Sources added that the railway has decided to partially cancel a couple of trains in view of the repair work. The train No. 54757 that run between Ambala and Sriganganagar, will be terminated at Bathinda while the train No. 54758 will be originated from Bathinda on Sunday. Sources also said the train No. 14525 that runs between Sriganganagar and Ambala, would be regulated at 60 minutes at Abohar. In other words, the train would depart from Abohar at 4 pm instead of 3 pm on February 26. Further, the train No. 54702 would be regulated at 30 minutes at Bathinda, sources added.
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Saturday, 25 February 2012

2 dead in Andhra train mishap

In Andhra Pradesh, two drivers of Tirupati-Machilipatnam Express died on the spot in an accident in Chittoor District on Friday. The accident occurred when the train hit a tractor trolley at an unmanned level crossing near Srikalahasthi. One bogie of the train along with the Loco also derailed. South Central Railway officials said all the passengers were safe and a relief and medical van reached the accident site. Several trains on the Renigunta-Gudur section are running late due to the accident and few passenger trains have been cancelled.
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Friday, 24 February 2012

Work to make Mangalore World Class Railway station gathers steam

The Southern Railway has initiated the process for developing Mangalore Central Railway Station into World Class Station (WCS), three years after it was announced in the railway budget by the then railway minister Mamata Banerjee. According to Southern Railway, a draft inception report is under process for dealing with the proposal for developing the station into WCS. The present status is that the Southern Railway has nominated Senior Administrative Grade-level multi-disciplinary project team, a monitoring committee of head of departments (HoDs), and another one of principal HoDs for dealing with the proposal. A proposal of Rs 16.50 crore for construction of additional island platforms to decongest the existing terminal has been included in the 2012-13 budget. There is also a proposal for developing the exit on Attavar side. This reply came about after an RTI application was filed by Anil Hegde from Attavar here. The WCS concept, introduced in 2009-10 budget, intends to offer better service to passengers, smooth and safe road traffic flow to and from the station, adequate parking facilities, security of high standards including CCTV surveillance, multi-functional complexes, food courts, shopping facilities, etc. Hegde said that even though additional island platforms are developed at Mangalore Central, Kerala-bound trains cannot reach there, as entering central station entails engine reversal. "There are solutions for this problem, which the railways is not interested in. I'm consulting experts to find out an acceptable solution,'' says Hegde.
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jumbo block btetween Santacruz and Mahim


To carry out maintenance work, a jumbo block will be taken for five hours from 10.35 hrs to 15.35 hrs o­n Sunday, 26th February, 2011 o­n Up and Down Through Lines (i.e. fast line) between Santacruz and Mahim stations.


During the period, all fast line trains will run o­n local line (i.e. slow corridor) between Santacruz and Mahim stations. Due to the block, some Up and Down local trains will remain cancelled.



The detailed information to this effect is made available with concerned Station Masters. Passengers are requested to take note of the above arrangements.
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proof of identity for Ac passengers


With effect from 15.02.12, any o­ne of the passengers booked to travel in Ac-Chair car, 3AC, 2 AC, 1Ac, and Executive class o­n an reserved ticket issued through PRS will be required to produced any o­ne of the Nine prescribed proofs of identity (In Original) during journey, and produced the same as and when required failing which all the passengers booked o­n that ticket will be treated as without ticket and charged accordingly.

Apart from this in case of passengers who are automatically upgraded by the system from sleeper Class to Air- conditioned class and in incase of passengers who are upgraded by o­n-board ticket checking staff o­n realization of difference of fare, the conditions of carrying proof ofidentity during the journey shall not be applicable.

The list of valid proofs of identity are as under:-

vVoter photo identity card issued by Election Commission of India.

vPassport.

vPAN Card issued by Income Tax Department.

vDriving Licence issued by RTO.

vPhoto identity card having serial number issued by Centra/State Government.

vPhoto identity card with photograph issued by recognized School/College for their students.

vNationlised Bank Passbook with photograph.

vCredit Cards issued by Bans with laminated photograph.

vUnique Identification Card" Aadhar"

In addition to above, following are some of the identity proofs issued by Central /state Government also valid during the journey travellingby AC class.

vPension Pay Orders(PPO)

vRation Card with photographs

vSenior Citizen Cards.

vBelow poverty Line(BPL) cards.

vESI cards (with photograph)issued for taking treatment in ESI dispensaries.

vCGHS Cards (with photograph) issued to individual=al family members of Central government employees.

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RAIL TRAVEL SERVICE AGENTS ON WESTERN RAILWAY


Railways have appointed Rail Travel Service Agents who have been authorised to purchase tickets and secure reservations on behalf of passengers. They are allowed to charge a sevice fee of Rs. 15/- per Passenger for Secound Class/Sleeper Class and Rs. 25/- for Upper Class.This list is subject to change from time to time.

List of Rail Travellers Service Agents licensed to buy tickets by the Western Railway.

Sr.
No.
Nearest
Rly. Stn.
Name & address of RTSAs
Telephone Nos.
1.
Ahmedabad
M/s.Shreeji Travels, 16, Raj Chambers, Gor No Kuva,
Memnagar, Ahmedabad- 8.
079-25862700, 25857640,
2.
Ahmedabad
M/s.Best Travel Ticket Service, 7/A, Abhishek Bldg., Above Girish Cold Drinks, C.G.Road, Navrangapura, Ahmedabad-9.
079-26402911
3.
Ahmedabad
M/s.Krishna Travels, 3/4, Dhan Laxmi Market, Near Nehur Nagar Circle, Satelite Road,Ahmedabad-15.
079-26577938
4.
Ahmedabad

Shri Bharatbhai Thakkar, 22, Tejpal Society, Opp. Fatehpur Bus Stop, Anand Nagar, Ahmedabad-380 007.
079-26609717
5.
Ahmedabad
Mrs.Jaivanti Thakkar, Shop No.VG7/14, Goyal Complex, near Sandesh Press, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad-380 015.
079-26750973, 26750968
6.
Ahmedabad
M/s.Swastik Travels, 3, Rambha Complex, 2nd Floor, Opp.
Gujarat Vidhyapith, I/Tax, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad.
079-27543216, 27542443, 27545191
7.
Ahmedabad
M/s. Tharadwala Faruk Safibhai, 8, Office Aalishan Complex, Danilimda Road,Ahmedabad-8.
079-25329330
8.
Ahmedabad
M/s.Vishal Travels Ltd., A-303, Doctor House, Elisbridge,
Ahmedabad- 380 006.
079-26464340, 26464001, 26460812
9.
Ahmedaba
M/s.Dolly Travels, 36, Shriji Cloth Market, Near Hotel Meghdoot, Sarangpur, Ahmedabad. 380 002
M-2217279022173472
10.
Ahmedabad

Mrs.Piluchiya N.Jagdish Kumar, Harshada STD/PCO, 11,
Municipal Shopping Centre, Opp.Uttam Dairy, Sukhramnagar, Ahmedabad- 380 021.
079-22742212, 2777498
11.
Ahmedabad
M/s. Padmavati Travels, 131, Spectrum Market, Salapose Road, Near Relief Cinema, Ahmedabad- 380 001.
079-30220444
12.
Ahmedabad
M/s.Tyrewala Travels, 2395, Moti Makariwad, Near Zakaria Masjid, Relief Road, Ahmedabad- 380 001.
079-22137866, 22133866
13.
Ahmedabad
M/s.Kirti Travels, 2nd Floor, Dawood Complex, 2381/5, Zakaria Masjid, Ahmedabad- 380 001.
079-22135025, 22130910
14.
Ahmedabad
M/s.Pankaj Travels, 2nd Floor, D-43, B.G.Tower, Opp.Delhi Gate, Sahibaug Road, Ahmedabad- 380 038.
079-25620431, 25623441
15.
Ahmedabad
M/s.Shradha Travels, E-135, Jayant Park Society, Memnagar, Ugenda Park, Ahmedabad- 380 052.
079-27484073, 27436684
16.
Ahmedabad
M/s. Trupti Travels, 1/9, Hari Nagar, Opp. Natinal High School, Sola Road, Narangpura, Ahmedabad-380 052.
079-27494644, 27481566
17.
Andheri
M/s.Ali’s Tours & Travels, Lucky Business Centre, 82, Andheri Kurla Road, Chakala, Andheri (East), Mumbai-400 093.
022-56921160, 56921132
18.
Andheri
M/s.Rajkumar Travels, Swastik Co-op. Hsg.Soc.Ltd.,
Plot No.CD/3, D1, MHADA, SVP Nagar, Four Bunglow,
Andheri (West), Mumbai- 400 053.
022-26348576, 26348581
19.
Bhavnagar
M/s.Pavan Travels, Radha Apartments, Waghwadi Rd.,
Bhavnagar-364 001.
0278-2433626, 2434602
20.
Bhavnagar
M/s.Tamboli Tours & Travels, Mahavir Palace, 8-A,
Kalubha Road, Bhavnagar-2
0278-2423400, 2423442, 2439971

21.
Bhavnagar
Shri Hiralal Jain, 580, Old Manakwadi, Bhavnagar-364 001.
0278-2423207, 2511456
22.
Bhayandar
M/s.Jijaji Travels, G-2, Mathura Nagar, Cabin Road, Bhayandar (East) Thane.
022-28180939, 28194169
23.
Bhayandar

M/s.Shardha Travels, 5, Rinka Park, C Wing, Pathak Cross Road, Geeta Nagar, Bhayandar (West), Thane-401 101.
022-28196076, 28199447
24.
Borivali
M/s.Bharat Tours & Travels, Shop 1-A, Ganjawala Shopping Centre,S.V.P.Road, Borivali (West), Mumbai 400 092.
022-28923191, 28945177
25.
Borivali
M/s.Gopal Krishna Tours & Travels, Near Gopal Krishna Hotel, Carter Road No.3, Navalkar Chawl, Borivali (East),
Mumbai-400 066.
022-28064100, 28653284
26.
Borivali
M/s.Jigar Travels, 7, Kasturba Road, Shakti Niwas, Borivali (East), Mumbai-400 066.
022-28052931, 28057974
27.
Borivali
M/s.Padmavati Travels,Shop No.2, Manik Nagar, Punjabi Lane, Borivali (West), Mumbai-400 092.
022-28020439, 28629445
28.
Borivali

M/s.Soni Travels, 1-2, Madhumilan Society, Mangal Kunj, Ground Floor, Jambli Gali, S.V.Road, Borivali (West), Mumbai- 400 090.
022-28998373, 28996036
29.
Borivali

M/s.Sai Travels, Rajendra Nagar, Duttapada Road, Shop No. 2 Borivali (East), Mumbai-400 066.
022-56827006, 24589807
30.
Borivali
M/s.Madhuram Travels, 31, Ganjawala Shopping Centre, S.V.P.Road,Borivali (West), Mumbai-400 092.
022-28951775, 28950338
31.
Charni Road
M/s.Kailash Tours & Travels, 15/17, V. P. Road, C. P. Tank, Nandvana Bldg., Ground Floor, Mumbai-400 004.
022-23884902, 23881905
32.
Charni Road

M/s.Madhur Travels, 10-21, Flax Bldg., G-5, Tata Road 1, Opera House, Mumbai-400 004.
022-23672826, 23615293,
23672823
33.
Charni Road
M/s.Speedway Travels, 8/5, J.K.Bldg, Ground Floor, H.G.Road, Gamdevi, Mumbai-400 007.
022-23615514, 23615531
34.
Charni Road

M/s.Parikh Travel, 48, C.V.P.Road, C.P. Tank, Rambaug Wadi, Mumbai 400 004
022-22425316, 22421903
35.
Dadar

M/s.City Link Travels, P-11, Veer Jijamata Nagar, Dr.V.N.Road,Worli, Mumbai - 400 018.
022-24971988
36.
Dahisar
M/s. Arjay In Travels, Arjay Compound, Behind Custom Chowki,Near Dahisar Checknaka, Mumbai-400 068.
022-28963840, 28962470
37.
Gandhidham
M/s.Bharat Travels, 293, 12 B, Parvati Chember, Behind Syndicate Bank, Gandhidham.
02836-222163, 222331
38.
Gandhidham

M/s.Arihant Travels, Plot No.257, Ward No.12/B, 1stFloor, Gandhidham
02836-221522
39.
Gandhidham

M/s.Pravin Tours & Travels, DB-Z, South Shop-41, Gandhidham.
02836-220104, 30975
40.
Gandhidham

Smt.B.N.Sharma, Transport Road, Bus Stand Area
Plot No.110, Sector No.9/68, Gandhidham
02836-220440, 220797
41.
Gandhidham

M/s.Dimple Travels, 30, Yogesh Building, Plot No.586,
Ward No.12-C, Gandhidham.
02836-222183
42.
Gandhidham

M/s. Prime Travels,6, Rotary Club, 125, Sector No.9, Gandhidham.
02836-234209
43.
Gandhidham

M/s.Shri Ram Tours & Travels, Office NO.4-A, 1stFloor,Plot NO.113-114, Sector-8, Green Park, Gandhidham
02836-38278, 34971
44.
Gandhidham
M/s. Panchtirth Tourist, J. B. Road, B.B.2/5/12, Gandhidham.
02836-230760, 232215
45.
Gandhigram

M/s. S. J. Travels, 13/B, Siddha Shila Kalyan Society, Behind Gandhigram Railway Station, Ellish Bridge, Ahmedabd – 6.
02836-6569967
46.
Goregaon

M/s.Jalaram Travels, 11, Shri Shrimal House, Near Bank of Maharashtra,Station Road, Goregaon (West), Mumbai 400 062.
022-28743157, 28781364
47.
Goregaon

M/s.Rajesh Travels, 2, Rambali Nivas Bldg., Arey Road,
Goregaon (East), Mumbai-400 063.
022-28741490
48.
Goregaon
M/s.Shri Sati Travels, 10, Bhanumati Co-p.Hsg.Soc.Ltd.,
Bangur Nagar, Goregaon (West), Mumbai 400 090.
022-28772325, 28772303

49.
Grant Road
M/s.A & A Travels, 72/74, Sattar Bldg., Opp. Grant Road Station (E),Grant Road Cross Lane, Mumbai- 400 007.
022-23080786, 23014786
50.
Grant Road

M/s. Ambika Travels, 45, 10thLane, Kamathipura, Shop No.1,M.R.Road, Mumbai-400 008.
02223072649, 23090243
51.
Grant Road

M/s.Gallop Tours & Travels, 216, Parvati Mansion,
Opp.Apsara Theater, Lamington Road, Mumbai - 400 007.
022-23077403, 23053235
52.
Grant Road
M/s. Neelkanth Travels, Mukund Bhavan, Ground Floor, V-Shop No. 1, Near Gamdevi Temple, Grant Road, Mumbai : 7.
022-23670327, 23616644
53.
Mumbai Central

M/s.Samson Travels, 3, Dwarka Shastri House, Near Nana Chowk, 292, J.D.Marg, Mumbai- 400 007.
022-23885069, 23824875
54.
Jamnagar

M/s.World Travels & Tours, Shakti Sadan, Opp.BhindibhanjanMahadev Temple, Near Town Hall, Jamnagar.
0288-2533332, M-9328013595
55.
Jamnagar

M/s.Marfatia Laxmidas Popatlal & Sons, Swagat, 2nd Floor,Opp.Hotel Regency, P.N.Marg, Jamnagar.
0288-2550531, 2554131
56.
Junagadh

M/s.Happy Travels Sevice, Near N.T.Dispensary, Court Road, Junagadh-2.
0285226016, 222678
57.
Kandavali
M/s.New Jolly Tours & Travels, 104, Guru Prasad, First Floor, Opp. Railway Station, Kandivali (West), Mumbai-400 067.
022-28055555, 28088888
58.
Kandivalli
M/s. Ali Tours & Travels, Near Golden Wooden Boxes, M. G. Market, Hindustan Marg, kandivali (W), Mumbai : 400 067
022-3781924,8052557
59.
Marine Lines

M/s.Aero Agencies Pvt.Ltd., 112, Medows Street, N.M.Road,
Mumbai 400 002
022-22674425, 22674499
60.
Marine Lines
M/s.Bhavsar Tours & Travels, 258, Kalbadevi Road, Johri Mansion,Ground Floor, Opp. Adarsh Hotel, Mumbai-400 002.
022-22415151, 22415152
61.
Marine Lines
M/s. Harisons Travels, 353, Kalbadevi Road, Mumbai-400 002.
022-22404901
62.
Marine Lines

M/s.K.K.P. Travels, 58-A, 480, Dahanukar Bldg., 2nd Floor,
Kalbadevi Road, Near Post Office, Mumbai-400 002.
022-22055778, 22015148
63.
Marine Lines

M/s.Saraf Tours & Travels, 343, B/D, Kalbadevi Road, 50, Badamwadi, First Floor, Mumbai-400 002.
022-22402233, 22401133
64.
Marine Lines

M/s.Trimurti Travels, Room No.D/8, First Floor, Nirnay Sagar Bldg.,26/28, Dr.M.S.Velkar Street, Kalbadevi Road, Mumbai-400 002.
022-22037218, 22011411
65.
Marine Lines

M/s.Vasant & Bhatia Travels, 259, Johri Mansion, Ground Floor,Opp.Adarsh Hotel, Kalbadevi Road, Mumbai-400 002.
022-22405570, 22401437
66.
Marine Lines

M/s.Raju Travels, 15-17, Mahajan Gali, Zaveri Bazar, Ground Floor, Mumbai-400 002.
022-22402065, 22402070,
67.
Marine Lines
M/s.Shreeji Travels, 226, Samuel Street, 2nd Floor, Mumbai-3.
022-23436154, 23428790,22409206
68.
Marine Lines
M/s. Mehta Travels,111,New Anant Bhavan, 1st Floor,257/65,
Narshi Natha Street, Mumbai-400 009.
022-23759287, 23719852
69.
Malad
M/s.Agarwal Tours & Travels, Shop No.4, GroudFloor, Sunanda Co-op. HSGLtd.., Subhash Lane, Daftary Road, , Malad (East), Mumbai- 400 097.
022-28778284, 28771788
70.
Malad

M/s. Krishna Travels, Kotecha Estate, S.V.Road, Malad (West),
Mumbai-400 064.
022-28820275, 28820181
71.
Malad

M/s.Puja Travels, Opp.Sundar Nagar, S.V.Road, Malad (West),
Mumbai-400 064.
022-28740178, 28747806
72.
Mumbai Central

M/s.Mahavir Travels, A-7, Afzal Chawl, Dr.A.Nair Road,
Opp.Maratha Mandir, Mumbai Central, Mumbai-400 008.
022-23072194, 23093745
73.
Rajkot

M/s.Suvidha Travels, 101/106, Turning Point, Opp.D.H.College, Dr.Yagnik Road, Rajkot.
0281-2480186, 2692223

74.
Rajkot
M/s.Janki Enterprises, Municipal Shopping Centre, Shop No.7,
Opp.Sugar House, Trikon Baug, Rajkot.
0281-2232224, 2225443
75.
Surat
M/s.Ashwin Travels,New Crown Plaza Appt., Upper Gnd. Gloor 11,SY No. 2885-C-1-5-A Pipavdi Sheri, Salabat Pura, Surat - 395 002.
0261-2626489
76.
Surat

M/s. Avon Travels, Shop No.3, M.G.Market, Near Rajkumar
Petrol Pump, Ring Road, Surat- 395 002.
0261-2324245, 2324247
77.
Surat

M/s.Ankita Travels, Near Ayurvedic Hospital, Above New Store,Station Road, Surat.
0261-24425959, 24440338
78.
Surat
M/s.Darpan Travels, 3/72, Gandhi Nagar, Surat.
0261-2330610, 2310314
79.
Vadodara

M/s.Yogikrupa Travels Service, Shop No.36, Municipal Shopping Centre,Opp. Railway Station, Behind City Bus Stand, Vadodara- 390 002.
0265-2794977
80.
Vadodara
M/s.Easy Travels, 6, Municipal Shopping Centre, Opp. Rly. Stn.,
Vadodara- 02.
0265-2792640
81.
Vadodara
M/s.Star Travels, 33, Municipal Shopping Centre, Opp. Railway Station,Behind City Bus Stand, Vadodara- 390 002.
0265-2794036
82.
Vadodara
M/s.Patel Enterprises, New Heaven Enclave, Near Pani gate Petrol Pump, Opp.Ward Office, Panigate, Vadodara:390 007
0265-2573535, 5597555
83.
Vadodara
M/s.Parth Travels Agency, Jogidas Vithal Pole, Raopura, Vadodara-390 001.
0265-2438418, 2416627
84.
Vadodara

M/s.Carwell Travels, 52, Semi Basement Paradise, Sayajigunj,Near Rajeshree Cinema,Vadodara- 5.
0265-2361213, 2361275
85.
Vadodara

M/s.Mahavir Travels, 58, 31, Basement Paradise Complex Sayajigunj, Havmore Restorent Kalaghoda, Vadodara - 390 002.
0265-2363530, 2226064
86.
Vadodara

M/s.Anjali Travels & Tours, SB/1, Shyam Niwas, 10, Laxmi Colony,Near Urmi Char Rasta, Opp. Sandelwood Residency, Dines Mill Road, Vadodara- 390 015.
0265-2321715, 2321569
87.
Vadodara
M/s.R.B.Travels, G.F.7, Nautilus, Opp. Hotel P.M.Regency,Raj Trade Centre, Sayajiganj, Vadodara- 390 005.
0265-2361543, 2362523
88.
Vadodara

M/s.Prominent Tours & Travels, 7/12, Arundeep Complex, Vadodara.Race Course Circle, Vadodara- 390 007.
0265-2335833, 2350651
89.
Vadodara
M/s.Centour Travel Service, 98, Gayatri Chambers, First Floor,Near Hotel Rajpath, Alkapuri, Vadodara-390 005.
0265-2313746, 5544799
90.
Vadodara

M/s.Transit Tours & Travels, SB/7, Beel-E-Vista,
Opp.Income Tax Building, Race Course Circle,
Vadodara-390007.
0265-2386555, 2325778
91.
Vadodara
M/s.Amar Air Travels, Dayalbhai’s Lane, Palace Road,Opp.Lal Court, Vadodara- 390 001.
0265-2411969, 2422178
92.
Vadodara

M/s.Jai Vimleshwar Travellers, Under Garden Lodge,Surya Hotel Lane, Sayajigunj, Vadodara-390 005.
0265-2361609
93.
Vadodara

M/s.Udan Air Links, 503, 5th Floor, Yash Kamal Bldg.,Sayajigunj, Vadodara-390 005.
0265-2226061, 2225049,
94.
Vadodara
M/s.The Wheels, 406, Phoenix Complex, Near Suraj Plaza,Sayajigunj, Vadodara-390 005.
0265-2362242
95.
Vadodara
M/s. Om Sai Travels, A-116, Inku Flas, Opp. Deep Chamber, Manjalpur,Vadodara-11.
0265-2649799
96.
Veraval
M/s.J.P.Travels, International Satta Bazar, Veraval.
02876-220111, 221918
97.
Veraval
Shri Lalit N.Kakkad, Opp.Lohana Mahajanwadi, Satta Bazar, Veraval.
02876-241414, 241104
98.
Vile Parle
M/s.Apna Travels, G-1, Ganesh Bhuvan, South Pond Road, Vile Parle(West), Mumbai- 400 056.
022-26112996, 26142869
99.
Vile Parle
M/s.Parle Travels, 44, M.G.Road, Vile Parle, Mumbai- 400057.
022-26131165
100.
Vile Parle
M/s. Meenakshi Tours & Travels, 107, Avon Arcade,
Dashrathlal Joshi Road, Opp. Bank of Baroda, Vile Parle (West), Mumbai.
022-26146507, 26102577,26102587
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AUGMENTATION OF TRAINS The following mail/express trains will be permanently augmented as given below.


The following mail/express trains will be permanently augmented as given below.

Sl. No
Train No. & Name
Augmented with
With effect from
1.
12753/12754 Chennai Central – New Jalpaiguri– Chennai Central Weekly Express

1 AC 3-tier
29.2.12 Chennai Central
02.3.12 New Jalpaiguri
2.
16031/16032 Chennai Central – Jammu Tawi – Chennai CentralTri-weekly Express

1 Sleeper Class
29.2.12 Chennai Central
02.3.12 Jammu Tawi
3.
16093/16094 Chennai Central –Lucknow – Chennai Central bi-weekly Express

1 Sleeper Class
06.3.12 Chennai Central
08.3.12 Lucknow
4.
16041/16042 Chennai Central –Alappuzha – Chennai Central Express
1 AC 3-tier
02.3.12 Chennai Central
03.3.12 Alappuzha
5.
12695/12696 Chennai Central –Thiruvananthapuram – Chennai Central Express

1 AC 3-tier
04.3.12 Chennai Central
05.3.12 Trivandrum


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Block of Road Under Bridge work at Jodhpur Division


Block of Road Under Bridge work at Jodhpur Division.
Trains affected: 26-02-2012 : 54812, 14864, 14708, 14888, 54703
Trains affected: 04-03-2012 : 54812, 14864, 14708, 14888, 54703
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WR COMES DOWN HEAVILY ON TICKETLESS TRAVEL


WR COMES DOWN HEAVILY o­n TICKETLESS TRAVEL

DURING JANUARY, 2011

RecoversRs.459.57 Lakhs from 144251 cases



            In its endeavour to provide better service to its bonafide rail users and also to check ticketless travel and other such irregularities, WR conducted regular checks during January , 2012 wherein 144251 cases of ticketless/irregular travel including unbooked luggage cases were detected resulting into a recovery of Rs. 459.57 lakhs , which is 28.35 % more than the corresponding period of last year. Similarly, 217 cases of illegal transfer of reserved tickets were detected and an amount of Rs.1, 84,392/- was realized.



During the same period, 937 beggars and unauthorized hawkers were apprehended, fined and evicted from Railway premises.



During this month, 158 checks were conducted against touts and other anti-social elements. As a result, 754 persons were apprehended and got prosecuted under various sections of Railways Act.

WR urges all rail users to buy proper railway ticket and travel with dignity.
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44 Summer Specials between Lokmanyan Tilak Terminus-Santragachi & Sainagar Shirdi-Vishakapatnam - Bookings for 08568 and 08059 open from 26.2.2012


44 SUMMER SPECIALS BETWEEN LTT-SANTRAGACHI & SAINAGAR SHIRDI-VISHAKAPATNAM



Railways have decided to run 44 special trains between Santragachi-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Sainagar Shirdi-Vishakapatnam to clear the extra rush of passengers during Summer 2012



A) 18 SUMMER SPECIAL BETWEEN VISHAKHAPATNAM – SAINAGAR SHIRDI



Train No.08567 will leave Vishakhapatnam at 5.30 am o­n every Thursday from 19.4.2012 to 14.6.2012 (9 trips) and will reach Sainagar Shirdi at 12.00 noon o­n next day

Train No.08568 will leave Sainagar Shirdi at 7.10 p.m. o­n every Friday from 20.4.2012 to 15.6.2012 (9 trips) and will reach Vishakhapatnam at 10.45 p.m. next day.





Composition : 2 General Second class cum luggage Van, Four General Second Class, 9 sleeper class o­ne 3 Tier AC, o­ne Two Tier AC.



Halts: Duvvada, Ankapalli, Tuni, Samalkot, Rajhmundary, Tadepalligudem, Eluru, Vijayawada, Khammam, Warangal, Kazipet, Secunderabad, Bolarum, Kamareddi, Nizamabad, Basar, Nanded, Purna, Parbhani, Jalna, Aurangabad, Nagarsol, Manmad, Kopargaon, Puntamba



B) 26 SUMMER SPECIAL BETWEEN SANTRAGACHI – LOKMANYA TILAK TERMINUS



Train No. 08060 will leave Santragachi at 6.45 am o­n every Wednesday from 4.4.2012 to 27.6.2012 and will reach Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 1.35 pm o­n third day.

Train No.08059 will leave Lokmanaya Tilak Terminus at 11.25 am o­n every Friday from 6.4.2012 to 29.6.2012 and will reach Santragachi at 6.50 pm o­n next day (Saturday)



Composition : 2 General Second class cum luggage Van, 10  sleeper class,  three  AC-III Tier, o­ne AC Two Tier and two general second  class.



Halts: Kharagpur, Tatanagar, Chakradharpur, Rourkela, Jharsuguda,  Bilaspur, Raipur, Durg, Gondia, Nagpur, Wardha, Badnera, Akola, Bhusawal, Manmad, Nasik, Igatpuri, Kalyan



Bookings for Train No.08568 & 08059 specials will open from 26.2.2012.
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PATTERN OF TRAIN SERVICES DUE TO LINE BLOCK


Due to line block in connection with engineering work between Ponneri and Kavarapettai stations between 11.20 hrs. and 13.20 hrs. on 24th and 25th February 2012, following changes will be made in the pattern of train services on this section on the above days.

1) T.No.42017 Moore Market Complex (MMC) – Gummidipoondi local leaving MMC at
11.35 hrs. will be partially cancelled between Ponneri and Gummidipoondi.

2) T.No. 42024 Gummidipoondi – MMC local leaving Gummidipoondi at 13.00 hrs. will
be partially cancelled between Gummidipoondi and Ponneri.

3) T.No.42019 MMC – Gummidipoondi local leaving MMC at 12.10 hrs. will be regulated
at Ponneri for 15 minutes.
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Secunderabad-Jaipur Weekly Special Train Extended


South Central Railway will extend the run of the Secunderabad-Jaipur-Secunderabad weekly special train from 7th April to 25th June, 2012(24 Services)to clear extra rush of passengers during the ensuing summer season:
Accordingly, Train No. 09735 Secunderabad-Jaipur weeklySpecial train will depart Secunderabad at 23 25 hrs o­n Mondays (ie o­n 9, 16, 23, 30th April; 7, 14, 21, 28th May; 4, 11, 18 and 25th June ,2012) and arrive Jaipur at 05 55 hrs o­n Wednesdays. In the spposite direction, Train No. 09736Jaipur-SecunderabadWeekly Special Train will depart Jaipur at 21.10 hrs o­n Saturdays (i.e. 7, 14, 21, 28th April; 5, 12, 19, 26th May; 2, 9, 16 and 23rd June and arrive Secunderabad at 03 55 hrs o­n Mondays.
Enroute, these trains will stop at Durgapura, Banasthali Niwai,Sawai Madhopur, Kota, Nagda, Ujjain, Sujalpur, Sehor, Bhopal, Etarsi, Nagpur, Balharshah, Sripur Kagajnagar, Belampalli, Mancherial, Ramagundam and Kazipet. These trains will have 20 Coaches Viz., o­ne AC First Clalss , o­ne AC II Tier, FourAC III Tier, tenSleeper class, two General Second class, two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake Vans Coaches.

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Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Four Budget Announced Weekly Express Trains To Be Introduced


The following four Weekly Express Trains, which were announced in the Railway Budget 2011-12, passing through or terminating in South Central Railway, will be introduced as per the schedule detailed hereunder:-
1)Howrah-Mysore-Howrah weekly Super Fast Express: After inaugural services,the regular service of this train will commence from 24th February, 2012 Ex. Howrah and from 27th February 2012 Ex. Mysore.Accordingly, Train No. 22817 Howrah-Mysore weekly Super fast Express will depart Howrah at 16.10 hrs on Fridaysfrom 24th February, 2012 and arrive at Mysore at 05.00 hrs o­n Sundays. In the return direction, Train No. 22818 Mysore-Howrah weekly Super fast Express will depart Mysore at 00 30 hrs o­n Mondays from 27th February, 2012 and arrive Howrah at 14 50hrs o­n the next day.Enroute these trains will stop at Santragachi, Kharagpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Khurda Road, Brahmapur, Palasa, Vizianagarm, Visahakhapatanam, Rajahmundry, Eluru, Vijayawada, Renigunta, Katpadi , Jolarpettai, Krishnarajapuram, and Bangalore. These trains will have 18 Coaches viz., o­ne AC II tier, Two AC III tier, Seven Sleeper class, Six General Second classand Two second class luggage cum brake van Coaches.
2)Shalimar-Secunderabad-Shalimarweekly Super Fast Express: Shalimar-Secunderabad-Shalimar weekly Super fast Expresswill be introduced from 24th Februay, 2012 Ex. Shalimar and from 26thFebruary, 2012 Ex. Secunderabad. Accordingly, Train No. 22849 Shalimar-Secunderabad weekly super fast Express will depart Shalimar at 12 20 hrs o­n Fridaysfrom 24thFebruary, 2012and arrive at Secunderabad at 15 00 hrs o­n next day. In the return direction, Train No. 22850 Secunderabad-Shalimar weekly Super fast Express will depart Secunderabad at 05 30 hrs o­n Sundays, from 26thFebruary, 2012 and arrive Shalimar at 09 20 hrs o­n the next day.Enroute these trains will stop at Santragachi, Karagpur, Jaleswer, Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttak, Bhubaneswar, Kurda Road, Brahmapur, Sompeta, Palasa, Vijayanagaram, Visakhapatnam, Rajahmudry, Eluru, Vijayawada, Warangal and Kazipet. These trains will have 15 Coaches viz., o­ne AC II tier, Two AC III tier, Seven Sleeper class, three General Second Classand Two second class luggage cum brake van Coaches.
3)Santragachi - Huzursahib Nanded - Santragachi Weekly Express :- Santragachi-Huzursahib Nanded-Santragachi Weekly Express will be introduced from 22ndFebruary, 2012 Ex. Santragachi and from 27th February, 2012 Ex. HuzurSahib Nanded. Accordingly Train No. 12768 Santragachi-Huzursahib Nanded Weekly Express will depart Santragachi at 14.50 hrs o­n Wednesdays from 22nd Feb. 2012 and arrive Huzursahib Nandedat 18.50 hrs o­n the next day. In the return direction Train No. 12767 HuzurSahib Nanded-Santragachi Weekly Express will depart HuzurSahib Nanded at 15.15 hrs o­n Mondays from 27thFebruary, 2012and arrive Santragachi at 19.15 hrs o­n the next day. Enroute these trains will stop at Mudkhed, Himayatnagar, Kinwat, Adilabad, Majri, Nagpur, Gondia, Durg, Raipur, Bilaspur, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Chakradharpur, Tatanagar, and Kharagpur. These trains will have Sixteen coaches viz., o­ne AC II Tier, o­ne AC III tier, Six Sleeper class, Six General Second class and two second class luggage cum brake vans Coaches.
4)Mangalore Central – Santragachi - Mangalore Central Weekly Super Fast Vivek Express:- Mangalore-Santragachi-Mangalore weekly Super Fast Vivek Express will be introduced from 25th February, 2012 EX. Mangalore and from 1st March, 2012 Ex.Santragachi.AccordinglyTrain No. 22852 Mangalore- Santragachi Weekly Super Fast Vivek Express will depart Mangalore Central at 22. 45 hrs o­n Saturdays from 25th February, 2012and arrive Santragachi at 17.50 hrs o­n the next day. In the return direction, Train.No.22851 Santragachi-Mangalore Central Vivek Superfast Weekly Express will depart Santragachi at 16 05 hrs on Thursdaysfrom 1st March, 2012 and arrive Mangalore Central at 09 45 hrs o­n the next day.Enroute these trains will stop at Kharagpur, Jaleswar, Balasore, Jajpur Keonjhar Road, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Khurda Road, Brahmapur, Sompeta, Srikakulam Road,Vijayanagaram, Vishakhapatnam, Samalkot, Rajamundry, Eluru, Vijayawada, o­ngole, Nellore, Gudur, Renigunta, Tirupati, Chittoor, Katpadi, Salem, Erode, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Palakkad, Shoranur, Tirur, Kozhikode, Vadakara, Kannur, Kanhangad,and Kasargod. These trains will have eighteeencoaches o­ne AC II Tier, two AC III Tier, seven Sleeper Class, Six General Second Class and two Second Class Luggage cum brake vans Coaches.
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INTRODUCTION OF NEW TRAINS


1) Santragachi – Mangalore – Santragachi Vivek Weekly Super Fast Expresses will be introduced ex. Mangalore w.e.f. 25.2.2012 and ex. Santragachi w.e.f. 1.3.2012.

T.No.22851 Santragachi – Mangalore Weekly Vivek Super Fast Express will leave Santragachi at 16.05 hrs. on Thursdays and arrive Mangalore Centralat 09.45 hrs. on Saturdays. T.No.22852 Mangalore – Santragachi Weekly Vivek Super Fast Express will leave Mangalore Central at 22.45 hrs. on Saturdays and arrive Santragachi at 17.50 hrs. on Mondays. The composition of the trains will be 1 AC 2-tier, 2 AC 3-tier, 7 Sleeper Class, 6 General Second Class and 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches. The trains will stop at Kharagpur, Jaleswar, Balasore, Jajpur Keonjhar Road, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Khurda Road, Brahmapur, Sompeta, Srikakulam Road, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Samalkot, Rajamundry, Eluru, Vijayawada, Ongole, Nellore, Gudur, Renigunta, Tirupati, Chittoor, Katpadi, Salem, Erode, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Palakkad, Shoranur, Tirur, Kozhikode, Vadakara, Kannur, Kanhangad and Kasaragod. Advance reservation for the above trains will commence on 23.2.2012.

2) Howrah – Mysore – Howrah Weekly Super Fast Expresses: Regularservice ex. Howrah w.e.f. 24.2.2012 and ex. Mysore w.e.f. 27.2.2012.

T.No.22817 Howrah – Mysore Weekly Super Fast Express will leave Howrah at 16.10 hrs. on Fridays and arrive Mysore at 05.00 hrs. on Sundays. T.No.22818 Mysore – Mysore Weekly Vivek Super Fast Express will leave Mysore at 00.30 hrs. on Mondays and arrive Howrah at 14.50 hrs. on Tuesdays. The composition of the trains will be 1 AC 2-tier, 2 AC 3-tier, 7 Sleeper Class, 6 General Second Class and 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches. The trains will stop at Santragachi, Kharagpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Khurda Road, Brahmapur, Palasa, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Rajamundry, Eluru, Vijayawada, Renigunta, Katpadi, Jolarpettai, Bangarapet, Krishnarajapuram and Bangalore City. Advance reservation for the above trains are open.

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AUGMENTATION OF TRAINS

T.No.11013/11014 Lokmanya Tilak – Coimbatore – Lokmanya Tilak Expresses will be augmented with one AC 3-tier coach w.e.f. 23.2.2012 ex. Lokmanya Tilak and 25.2.2012 ex. Coimbatore.
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Sunday, 19 February 2012

Rlys need Rs 1 lakh crore to fund safety upgrade


A high-level safety review committee for the Indian Railways has suggested fresh tax on passengers. The committee, headed by Anil Kakodkar, former chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy, in its report said Rs 100,000 crore would be required over the next five years to revamp the safety measures of the Railways.
The Rs 100,000 crore would include Rs 20,000 crore for advanced signalling systems on 19,000 km trunk routes, Rs 50,000 crore for elimination of all level crossings, Rs 10,000 crore for manufacturing coaches with better designs and Rs 20,000 crore for maintenance of safety-related infrastructure and other items.
To fund the Rs 20,000 crore annually, the panel says Rs 5,000 crore could be mopped up as safety cess from passengers and has asked for similar grant amount from the Centre. It also called for deferment of dividend of Rs 5,000 crore as social burden, raising Rs 4,000 crore from the Rail Land Develo-pment Authority and not paying road tax of Rs 1,000 crore.
Minister of railways, Dinesh Trivedi, however, did not say anything on raising fare. “We have to consider the suggestions by the committee to raise funds. We will weigh our options and make sure that common man is not burdened," he said.
The panel has also recommended formation of Railway Safety Authority (RSA) as an independent body, directly under the government with chairman and experts from outside; a railway research and development council, railway research centres, advanced railway research institute and upgraded RDSO.
The committee, formed on September 16, also had E Sreedharan, the former managing director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, as an advisor.
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Saturday, 18 February 2012

Pantry Car Service to be temporarily discontinued by Secunderabad – Rajkot – Secunderabad Express


In view of the expiry of the Pantry carcontract license of Train no. 17018/17017 , Secunderabad – Rajkot – Secunderabad Express and awaiting the finalization of the new contract for the same, Pantry Car Service by these trains will be temporarily discontinued in both the directions, effective from 20th February 2012 Ex. Secunderabad and from 21stFebruary 2012 Ex. Rajkot.

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Short Termination of Patna Express at Danapur due to Route Relay Interlocking Commissioning Work at Patna


Due to Route Relay Interlocking Commissioning work at Patna the following trains are short terminated. The details are follows:-

1)Train No. 12791 Secunderabad-Patna Express leaving Secunderabad o­n 17thFebruary, 2012 will be Short terminated at Danapur.

2)Train No. 12792 Patna-Secunderabad leaving Patna o­n 17th and 18thFebruary, 2012 will beOriginated at Danapurinstead of Patna.
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Advance Reservation period increased for Secunderabad –Visakhapatnam- Secunderabad Janmabhoomi Express

Keeping in view the heavy demand for Train No.12806/12805 Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam-Secunderabad Janmabhoomi Express, with effect from 25th February, 2012, the Advance Reservation Period for this Train has been increased from the present 10 days to 90 days (excluding the day of journey) till 9th March, 2012. From 10th March, 2012, the Advance Reservation Period has been increased to 120 days o­n par with Advance Reservation Period of all other Trains, as already notified.
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Maribhoomi MMTS Ladies Special Service to carry General Passengers also


On account of poor patronization of the Matribhoomi MMTS Ladies Special Service i.e Train No. 47211 Falaknuma – Lingampalli Matribhoomi MMTS Ladies Special Service departing Falaknuma at 08.30 Hrs and Train No. 47188 Lingampalli – Falaknuma Matribhoomi MMTS Ladies Special Service departing Lingampalli at 17.55 Hrs, it has been decided to allow General Passengers also to travel by these MMTS Services.
Accordingly, out of 9 coaches of the above two Matribhoomi MMTS Ladies Special Services, 5 coaches from the drivers cabin will be earmarked for Ladies and the rest 4 coaches for General Passengers as per the marking o­n the coaches i.e Ladies, First Class, Physically Challenged etc.

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SUMMER SPECIAL TRAIN BETWEEN VISAKHAPATNAM & HYDERABAD


In view to clear wait listed passengers during summer and to provide better passenger comforts to the commuters, East Coast Railway has decided to run o­ne pair of bi-weekly summer special train between Visakhapatnam & Hyderabad.

07147/07148 Visakhapatnam-Hyderabad-Visakhapatnam bi-weekly special train will leave Visakhapatnam at 19.05hrs o­n every Saturday & Sunday between 7th April to 30th June 2012 and will arrive Hyderabad at 08.50hrs o­n the next days. In the return direction, this train will leave Hyderabad at 19.30hrs o­n every Friday & Saturday between 5th April to 29th June 2012 and will arrive Visakhapatnam at 08.30hrs o­n the following days.

          This train will stop at Secunderabad, Kazipet, Warangal, Khammam, Madhira, Vijaywada, Eluru, Tadepalligudem, Rajahmundry, Samalkot, Annavaram, Tuni, Anakapalli and Duvvada between Hyderabad & Visakhapatnam having o­ne AC-2 tier, o­ne AC-3 tier, Ten Sleeper Class, Two General Second Class and Two Guard cum Luggage Vans in its composition.
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Friday, 17 February 2012

SOUTHERN RAILWAY GEARS UP TO ENSURE POLIO FREE INDIA

Southern Railway once again joins hands with the Nation.All the divisions and units of Medical Department in Southern Railway is in full preparedness to administer polio drops to all children below 5 years of railway men and the travelling public on 19th February 2012 and on 1st April 2012, the days for Intensive Pulse Polio Immunisation across the Nation.Dr. Vijayakumar, Chief Medical Director has planned 240 polio immunisation booths covering major railway stations, railway colonies and railway hospitals.The service is thrown open from 06.00 hrs. to 18.00 hrs. in all major railway stations.Extensive measures are in place to cover the children living in outreach as well as the children living in slums and transit migrants on the sides of railway stations through mobile teams.St. John’s Ambulance Brigade and Scouts and Guides of Southern Railway will be roped in to assist the Medical Officers in this programme.
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AUGMENTATION OF TRAINS

T.No.12521/12522 Barauni – Ernakulam – Barauni Weekly Raptisagar Expresses will be augmented with one AC 3-tier coach w.e.f. 20.2.2012 ex. Barauni and 24.2.2012 ex. Ernakulam.
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Mega Block on 19.2.2012


Central Railway will operate Mega Block o­n its suburban sections to carry out maintenance work o­n 19.2.2012 as under:



ON KALYAN - THANE UP SLOW LINE FROM 11.00 AM TO 4.00 PM



All Up slow/semi fast line services leaving Kalyan from 10.13 am to 3.48 pm will be diverted o­n Up fast line between Kalyan and Mulund stations.



Up slow line services will not be available at Thakurli, Kopar, Diva, Mumbra and Kalva stations.



However passengers of these stations are permitted to travel via Dombivli/Thane in down direction o­n their valid card/season tickets.



ON VASHI - BELAPUR UP AND DN HARBOUR LINES FROM 10.55 AM TO 3.55 PM



All Up harbour line services towards Vashi leaving Belapur from 10.48 am to 4.01 pm and all Dn harbour line services towards Belapur leaving Vashi from 10.41 am to 4.06 pm will remain suspended between Vashi and Belapur.



All Up Trans-harbour line services leaving Panvel from 11.03 am to 3.25 pm; all Dn Trans-harbour line services leaving Nerul from 10.03 am to 4.21 pm will remain suspended between Panvel-Nerul & Panvel-Andheri services will remain cancelled during the block period.



However special locals will run o­n CST-Vashi, Belapur - Panvel and Thane-Nerul sections. Services between CST-Bandra/Andheri will run as per schedule.



Harbour line passengers are permitted to travel via Trans-harbour line during the block period.



Passengers are requested to bear with the Railway Administration for the inconvenience caused.
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Summer Special Trains between Mumbai-Jabalpur & Sainagar Shirdi-Mysore - Bookings open from 20.2.2012


SUMMER SPECIAL TRAINS BETWEEN MUMBAI - JABALPUR &

SAI NAGAR SHIRDI - MYSORE



Railways have decided to run Special trains between Jabalpur - CST Mumbai and Sai Nagar Shirdi - Mysore to clear the extra rush of Passengers during summer. The details are as under -



(A) JABALPUR - MUMBAI CST WEEKLY GARIB RATH SPECIAL TRAINS -



02187 Special will leave Jabalpur at 07.30 pm  o­n every Wednesday from  4.4.2012 to 27.6.2012 (13 trips) and will reach Mumbai CST at 12.15 pm next day.

02188 Special will leave Mumbai CST at 1.30 pm o­n every Thursday from 5.4.2012 to 28.6.2012 (13 trips) and will arrive Jabalpur at 6.00 am next day.



Halts: Dadar, Kalyan, Igatpuri, Nasik Road, Manmad, Jalgaon, Bhusawal, Khandwa, Harda, Itarsi, Pipariya and Narsinghpur.



Composition: 15 AC 3- tier Garib Rath coaches.



(B) JABALPUR - CST MUMBAI WEEKLY SUPER FAST SPECIAL TRAINS -



01702 Special will leave Jabalpur at 07.30 pm o­n every Saturday from 31.3.2012 to 30.6.2012 (14 trips) and will reach Mumbai CST at 12.15 pm next day.

01701 Special will leave Mumbai CST at 1.30 pm o­n every Sunday from 1.4.2012 to 1.7.2012 (14 trips) and will arrive Jabalpur at 6.00 am next day.



Halts: Dadar, Kalyan, Igatpuri, Nasik Road, Manmad, Jalgaon, Bhusawal, Khandwa, Harda, Itarsi, Pipariya and Narsinghpur.



Composition: o­ne AC 2-tier, Two AC 3-tier, 11 Sleeper class, 4 General Second Class and 2 General second class cum guards brake vans.



(C) SAI NAGAR SHIRDI - MYSORE WEEKLY SPECIAL TRAINS -



06201 Special will leave Mysore o­n every Monday at 5.30 am from 2.4.2012 to 25.6.2012 (13 trips) and arrive Sai Nagar Shirdi at 11.30 am next day.

06202 Special will leave Sai Nagar Shirdi o­n every Tuesday at 11.55 pm from 3.4.2012 to 26.6.2012 (13 trips) and arrive Mysore at 07.10 hrs o­n Thursday day.



Halts: Puntamba, Belapur, Ahmednagar, Daund, Kurduwadi, Solapur, Hotgi

(by 06202 o­nly), Bijapur, Bagalkot, Gadag, Koppal, Hospet, Tornagallu, Bellary, Guntakal, Anantpur, Dharmavaram, Hindupur, Yelahanka Jn., Bangalore Cant., Bangalore City, Kengiri and Mandya.



Composition: Two AC 2-tier, Two AC 3-tier, 12 Sleeper Class, 3 General Second Class and 2 General Second Class cum Guards brake vans.



RESERVATION: Bookings for 02187/ 02188, 01701/ 01702 and 06202 special trains will be opened from 20.2.2012.
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ACCEPTING SMS SENT BY IRCTC FOR UNDERTAKING JOURNEY ON E-TICKETS


Ministry of Railways has decided to treat the screen shot i.e Virtual Reservation Message (VRM) and Mobile Reservation Message (MRM) of the e-ticket displayed through laptops/palmtops/mobile phones for tickets booked o­n mobile phones combined with valid photo ID in original, as an instrument o­n par with the Electronics Reservation Slip even for tickets booked through the IRCTC web site. SMS sent by IRCTC/Railways containing vital details is also considered as an instrument o­n par with Electronics Reservation Slip (ERS).



The mandatory requirements of authorized SMS are :



·SMS sent by IRCTC/Railways

·SMS should contain details such as PNR, Train No, Date of Journey, Class of Travel, From and Destination, Name and No. of Passengers travelling, Fare, Surcharge.

·If feasible all the names of passengers, else the maximum No. of passengers.



The authorized SMS containing all the aforementioned vital details when displayed through laptops/palmtops/mobile phones combined with valid photo Id in original shall be treated as an instrument o­n par with the ERS.



The ERS/SMS/VRM/MRM along with Confirmed/RAC reservation, Valid ID Proof and Appearance of name of the passengers o­n the chart will be the components of a valid authority to travel.



The list of valid proofs of identity to be produced in original during the course of o­n board and off board checking are as under:-

ØVoter Photo Identity card issued by Election Commission of India

ØPassport

ØPAN Card issued by Income Tax Department

ØDriving Licence issued by RTO

ØPhoto Identity card having serial number issued by Central/State Government.

ØStudent Identity Card with photograph issued by recognized School/ College for their students.

ØNationalised Bank Passbook with photograph

ØCredit Cards issued by Banks with laminated photograph

ØUnique Identification Card "Aadhaar"



The SMS will also have to be displayed during the course of o­n-board/Off-board checking. If the passenger fails to produce/display this SMS due to any eventually (loss, discharge mobile/laptop, etc.) but has the prescribed proof of identity, a penalty of Rs.50/- per ticket as applicable to such cases will be levied. The ticket checking staff o­n Board/Off Board will issue EFT for the same.
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South Central Railway to run Special Trains to clear Extra rush of traffic during Ensuing Summer Season


A) South Central Railway will introduce aBi-weekly Special Train between Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam to clear extra rush of passenger traffic during the ensuing summer from 6th April to 30th June, 2012, as per the following schedule:-

Hyderabad-Visakhapatnam-Hyderabad Bi-weekly Special Train (50 Services):Train No. 07148 Hyderabad-Visakhapatnam Bi weekly Special Train will depart Hyderabad at 19 30 hrs onFridays and Saturdays and arrive Visakhapatnam at 08 30 hrs on the next day. In the return direction, Train No. 07147 Visakhapatnam-Hyderabad Special train will depart Visakhapatnam at 19 05 hrs on Saturdays and Sundays and arrive Hyderabad at 08 50 hrs on the next day. Enroute, these special trains will stop at Secunderabad, Kazipet, Warangal, Khammam, Madhira, Vijayawada, Eluru, Tadepalligudem, Rajahmaundry, Samalkot, Annavaram, Tuni, Anakapalli and Duvvada. These trains will have 16 Coaches Viz, one AC II Tier, one AC III Tier, Ten Sleeper Class, Two General Second Class and Two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake Van Coaches.

B) South Central Railway will extend the run of the following Special trains to clear extra rush of passengers during the ensuing summer season:

1)Hyderabad-Ajmer-Hyderabad Weekly Special Trains (26 services): The Hyderabad-Ajmer-Hyderabad Weekly Special Trains will be extended to run from 6th April, 2012 to 1st July, 2012.Accordingly, Train No. 07106 Hyderabad-Ajmer weekly Special train will depart Hyderabad at 21.35 hrs on Fridays and arrive Ajmer at 14.30 hrs on Sundays.In the return direction,Train No. 07105 Ajmer-Hyderabad weeklySpecial train will depart Ajmer at 22.45 hrs on Sundays and arrive Hyderabad at 14 00 hrs on Tuesdays. Enroute, these trains will stop at Secunderabad, Malkajgiri, Medchal, Kamareddi, Nizamabad, Basar, Dharmabad, Mudkhed, Nanded, Purna, Parbhani, Jalna, Aurangabad, Manmad, Bhusaval, Khandwa, Itarsi, Bhopal, Sehore, Shujalpur, Berchha, Ujjain, Nagda, Kota, Bundi, Mandalgarh, Chanderia, Chitorgarh, Bhilwara, Bijaynagar and Nasirabad. These trains will have 18 Coaches Viz., Two AC II Tier, OneAC III Tier, Seven Sleeper class, Six General Second class and Two second class luggage cum brake vans Coaches.




2) Hyderabad-Kolhapur CSMT - Hyderabad Four days a week Special Trains (104 Services): The Hyderabad-Kolhapur-Hyderabad weekly Special Train will be extended to run from 1st April to 29th June, 2012 . Accordingly, Train No. 07143 Hyderabad-KolhapurSpecial Trainwill depart Hyderabad at 23 10 hrson Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundaysand arrive Kolhapur at 22 45 hrs on the next day. In the return direction, Train No. 07144 Kolhapur CSTM - Hyderabad Special Train will depart Kolhapur at 07 30 hrs on Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays andTuesdays and arrive Hyderabad at 06 45 hrs on the next day. Enroute, thesetrains will stop at Begumpet, Sanathnagar, Lingampalli, Shankarpalli, Vikarabad, Tandur, Nawandgi, Kurgunta,Seram,Malkhaid Road, Chittapur, Nalwar, Yadgir, Naryanpet Road, Krishna, Raichur, Mantralayam Road, Adoni, Guntakal, Bellary,Tornagallu, Hospet, Koppal, Gadag, Hubli, Dharwad, Londa, Belgaum, Ghatprabha, Raybag, Kudachi, Miraj and Hatkanangale. These trains will have 11 Coaches Viz. One AC II tier, One AC III tier, Four SleeperClass, Three General Second classand Two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake Van Coaches.

3) Secunderabad – Manchiryal-Secunderabad Special Trains (156 services):Train No. 07607 Secunderabad-Manchiryal-SecunderabadSpecial Train will beextended to run from 1st April to 30th June,2012. This trainwill depart Secunderabad at 05.30 hrs on all days except Saturdaysand arrives Manchiryal at09.35 hrs on the same day. In the return direction, Train No. 07608 Manchiryal-Secunderabad Special train will depart Manchiryal at 10.30 hrs on all days except Saturdays and arrives Secunderabad at 14.30 hrs on the same day. Enroute this train will stop at Bhongir, Aler, Jangaon, Kazipet, Uppal, Jamikunta, Potakapalli, Odela, Kolnur, Peddapalli and Ramagundam. These trains will have 12 coaches viz., Ten General Second class and Two second Class Luggage Cum Brake Van Coaches.

4) Adilabad-Nanded-Adilabad Daily Special Trains (182 services): The Adilabad-Nanded-Adilabad Special Train No 07403/07404 will be extended to run from 1st April to 30th June,2012 .This Train No 07403 will departAdilabad at 07.30 hrs daily and arrive Nanded at 12.15 hrs on the same day. In the return direction, Train No. 07404 Nanded-Adilabad Special Train will depart Nanded at 15.00 hrs and arrives Adilabad at 19.30 hrs on the same day.Enroute these trains will stop at Kinwat, Bodhadibuzurg, Sahasrakund, Himayatnagar, Bhokar, Mudkhed. These trains will have 18 coaches viz., One AC III tier,One AC Chair Car, Two Sleeper Class, Twelve General Second classand Two Second class luggage cum brake van coaches.

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Temperoary Stoppage of Jaipur-Jabalpur Exp at Isarda station

temperoary Stoppage of Jaipur-Jabalpur Exp..12182 / 12181...at Isarda station [ISA] for 1 min from 19-2-2012 to 21-2-2012
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Thursday, 16 February 2012

New amenities on cards for Nellore


To improve passenger amenities, railway authorities have sanctioned three escalators for Nellore railway station. This is in addition to the three lifts installed recently for passengers who have to climb the foot over-bridge connecting platforms No 1, 2, 3 and 4.
To improve passenger amenities, railway authorities have sanctioned three escalators for Nellore railway station. This is in addition to the three lifts installed recently for passengers who have to climb the foot over-bridge connecting platforms No 1, 2, 3 and 4.
With regard to other development works in the railway station, the overhead shelter is being extended at platforms no 1 and 3. Sources in the railway wing said that importance was being given to enhance facilities for passengers because Nellore is in the second place after Vijayawada station with respect to revenue earnings from passengers.
Nellore is one among 105 railway stations in Vijayawada division and the revenue earning was Rs.34 crore during 2011 as against Rs.29 crore in 2010 and Rs.24 crore in 2009. Rajahmundry occupied the third place in revenue earnings. Citing the growing number of railway passengers from Nellore, the railway users association has been demanding an AC waiting hall for upper class passengers. They maintain that it is a necessity, pointing to nearly 200 passengers travelling in AC compartments to the state capital alone from Nellore every day.
They also demand a direct train to Shirdi, referring to direct train availability from Machilipatnam, Kakinada and Visakhapatnam to Shirdi. Speaking to this newspaper, railway station manager Anthony Jayraj said that people demanded a direct train to Shirdi especially after the opening of Sai Shirdi Nagar railway station.
He said that they had been deputing railway police to regulate passengers thronging Nellore station for reservation under the Tatkal quota everyday. Mr Jayraj said that there was a stampede like situation every day as soon as the reservation hall doors were opened and police assistance was sought to prevent any untoward incidents.
People were waiting outside the reservation hall from midnight to be the first in the queue to obtain Tatkal tickets, he added.
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NEW TRAIN BETWEEN KHARAGPUR & VILLUPURAM TO BE INTRODUCED FROM 17TH FEBRUARY

Train No.22603/22604 Kharagpur – Villuppuram – Kharagpur Express (Weekly) via Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Gudur, Renigunta, Melpakkam -Train No.22603 Kharagpur – Villuppuram Weekly Express will depart Kharagpur o­n Wednesdays at 14.10 hrs and arrive Villuppuram at 23.00 hrs the next day. In the return direction Train No.22604 Villuppuram – Kharagpur Weekly Express will depart Villuppuram o­n Mondays at 10.40 hrs and arrive Kharagpur at 19.30 hrs. the next day. Enroute these trains stop at Rajahmundry, Eluru, Vijayawada, Gudur and Renigunta o­n SCR jurisdiction.
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PURI-DIGHA NEW TRAIN TO BE INTRODUCED FROM 17TH FEBRUARY


As announced in last Railway Budget and to provide better facilities to the commuters, Railways have decided to introduce a new train between Puri & Digha w.e.f. from 17thFebruary 2012.

On the inaugural run, Digha-Puri-Digha weekly Express will be inaugurated from Digha Station and will run as a special train o­n open fast times towards Puri. However, the regular serviceof 22878/22877 Puri-Digha-PuriExpress will commence from Puri  w.e.f. 22nd Feb’12 & from Digha w.e.f. 23rd Feb’2012.

22878/22877 Puri-Digha-Puri Weekly Superfast Express will leave Puri at 23.35hrs o­n every Wednesday w.e.f. 22nd Feb’2012 and will arrive at Digha at 09.30hrs o­n the next days. In the return direction, this train will leave Digha at 17.15hrs o­n every Thursday w.e.f. 23rd Feb’2012 and will arrive at Puri at 03.20hrs o­n the following days.

          This train has o­ne AC-2 tier, o­ne AC-3 tier, Five Sleeper Class Coaches, Three General Second Class Coaches and Two Guard cum Luggage Vans in its composition having stoppages at Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Jajpur-Keonjhar Road, Bhadrak, Balasore, Jaleswar, Kharagpur, Panskura, Tamluk and Kanthi between Puri & Digha.
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NEW TRAIN BETWEEN KHARAGPUR & VILLUPURAM TO BE INTRODUCED FROM 17TH FEBRUARY


As announced in last Railway Budget for running of a weekly express train between Kharagpur & Villupuram and to provide better facilities to the commuters, Railways have decided to introduce a new train between Kharagpur & Villupuram w.e.f. from 17thFebruary 2012.

On the inaugural run, Kharagpur-Villupuram-Kharagpurweekly Express will be inaugurated from Kharagpur Station and will run as a special train o­n open fast times towards Villupuram. However, the regular service of 22604/22603 Villupuram-Kharagpur-Villupuram Express will commence from Villupuram  w.e.f. 20th Feb’12 & from Kharagpur w.e.f. 22nd Feb’2012.

22604/22603 Villupuram-Kharagpur-Villupuram Weekly Superfast Express will leave Villupuramat 10.40hrs o­n every Monday w.e.f. 20thFeb’2012 and will arrive at Kharagpur at 19.30hrs o­n the next days. In the return direction, this train will leave Kharagpurat 14.10hrs o­n every Wednesday w.e.f. 22ndFeb’2012 and will arrive at Villupuram at 23.00hrs o­n the following days.

          This train has o­ne AC-2 tier, o­ne AC-3 tier, Six Sleeper Class Coaches, Six General Second Class Coaches and Two Guard cum Luggage Vans in its composition having stoppages at Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Brahmapur, Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Jajpur-Keonjhar Road, Balasore and Belda between Villupuram & Kharagpur.
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VISAKHAPATNAM-DIGHA NEW TRAIN TO BE INTRODUCED FROM 17TH FEBRUARY


As announced in last Railway Budget for running of a weekly express train between Visakhapatnam & Digha and to provide better facilities to the commuters, Railways have decided to introduce a new train between Visakhapatnam & Digha w.e.f. from 17thFebruary 2012.

On the inaugural run, Digha-Visakhapatnam-Digha weekly Express will be inaugurated from Ramnagar Station and will run as a special train o­n open fast times towards Visakhapatnam. However, the regular service of 22874/22873 Visakhapatnam-Digha-VisakhapatnamExpress will commence from Visakhapatnam w.e.f. 23rd Feb’12 & from Digha w.e.f. 24thFeb’2012.

22874/22873Visakhapatnam-Digha-Visakhapatnam Weekly Superfast Express will leave Visakhapatnam at 17.50hrs o­n every Thursday w.e.f. 23rdFeb’2012 and will arrive at Digha at 09.30hrs o­n the next days. In the return direction, this train will leave Digha at 17.15hrs o­n every Friday w.e.f. 24thFeb’2012 and will arrive at Visakhapatnam at 08.20hrs o­n the following days.

          This train has o­ne AC-2 tier, o­ne AC-3 tier, SixSleeper Class Coaches, Six General Second Class Coaches and Two Guard cum Luggage Vans in its composition having stoppages at Vizianagaram, Palasa, Brahmapur, Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Jajpur-Keonjhar Road, Bhadrak, Balasore, Jaleswar, Kharagpur, Panskura, Tamluk and Kanthi between Visakhapatnam & Digha.
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Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Augmentation of Mumbai-Thiruvananthapuram Express with additional coaches


CR TO AUGMENT MUMBAI-THIRUVANANTHAPURAM EXPRESS WITH ADDITIONAL COACHES



Railways have decided to augment Train No. 16331 / 16332 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus - Thiruvananthpuram Weekly Express with two additional coaches i.e. o­ne Sleeper class and o­ne AC 3-tier o­n permanent basis. The details are as under-



16331 Express from Mumbai with effect from 20.2.2012.

16332 Express from Thiruvananthapuram with effect from 18.2.2012.



Wait listed Passengers of above trains are requested to please note the augmentation and check their reservation status before commencement of journey.
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WESTERN RAILWAY TO RUN SUPERFAST SPECIAL TRAINS BETWEEN BANDRA (T) - BIKANER AND INDORE - JAIPUR


For the convenience of passengers, WR will run special trains between Bandra (T) – Bikaner and Indore – Jaipur during summer vacations.



·Bandra (T) – Bikaner – Bandra (T) Weekly Superfast Special


Train No.04728 Bandra (T) - Bikaner Weekly Superfast Special will leave Bandra (T) at 14.35 hrs o­n every Tuesday from 3rd April 2012 to 26th June, 2012 and reach Bikaner at 12.30 hrs, the next day.

Similarly, in return direction Train No. 04727 Bikaner – Bandra (T) Weekly Superfast Special will leave Bikaner at 15.00 hrs o­n every Monday from 2nd April 2012 to 25th June, 2012 and reach Bandra (T) at 12.55 hrs, the next day.

The train will halt at Borivali, Valsad, Navsari, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Nadiad, Ahmedabad, Mehesana Jn., Unjha, Sidhpur, Palanpur, Abu Road, Sirohi Road, Jawai Bandh, Falna, Rani, Marwar Jn., Palimarwar, Luni, Jodhpur, Gotan, Merta Rd., Nagaur, Nokha and Deshnok stations in both directions.

The train will have AC 2-tier, AC 3-tier, Sleeper class and II class general accommodation.



·Indore – Jaipur – Indore Superfast Special



Train No.09727 Indore – Jaipur Superfast Special train will depart from Indore o­n every Wednesday at 22.30 hrs from 4th April to 27th June, 2012 and arrive Jaipur at 08.00 hrs the next day.

Similarly, Train No.9728 Jaipur – Indore Superfast Special train will depart from Jaipur o­n every Tuesday from 3rd April to 26th June, 2012 at 20.40 hrs and reach Indore at 07.10 hrs the next day.

This train will stop at Dewas, Ujjain, Nagda, Kota, Sawai Madhopur, Bansthali Niwai and Durgapura in both the directions.

It will have AC 2-tier, AC 3-tier, Sleeper and second class coaches.


The booking of Train No.04728 Bandra (T)-Bikaner Weekly Superfast and 09727 Indore-Jaipur Superfast Special will start from Monday, 20th February 2012.
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Double-decker train may run by March 15


The long wait for Jaipur-Delhi AC double-decker train may finally be over soon. The railway passengers could have a memorable Holi gift in the form of much-awaited train which was announced by the then railway minister Mamata Banerjee in 2011-12 rail budget.
North Western Railway (NWR) sources have confided that special double-decker coaches being made at rail coach factory in Kapurthala are nearly complete and could be handed over for commissioning by March 1. A highly-placed NWR official said once the special double-decker coaches are handed over to railways, the much-awaited train could start running between Delhi and Jaipur by March 15. In the recent past, both chairman railway board Vinay Mittal and NWR GM RC Agarwal had said that the Jaipur-Delhi double-decker will start running anytime before March 31.
When contacted in this regard, NWR official spokesman Lalit Bohra, while without spelling out exact day, said, “The double-decker will run before March 31.”
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High Speed Rail Link: One Step Closer To Reality


The 118000 project of linking the capital city of Trivandrum with Mangalore with a 560 km long high-speed rail service, which could cover the distance in less than three hours, is scheduled to be inaugurated on April 13, 2013. The first phase from Trivandrum to Kochi would be completed in five years; the entire length would be commissioned by March 2020. The all-party meeting convened by the Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, gave their consent to go ahead with the project.   Delhi Metro Railway Corporation (DMRC) was entrusted with the task of preparing a feasibility report about the proposed project and the reported submitted by DMRC came out with a positive conclusion. Around 1000 acres of land would have to be acquired for building the line, with a total of around 4500 families needing to be evicted. The specially designed tracks would cost a fortune to build, for which loan could be raised from Japan International Cooperation Agency, with an interest rate of 1.5%. DMRC has already been asked to start working on a detailed report about the project.     Steps would be immediately initiated for quick acquisition of the land needed for the project. The Trivandrum - Mangalore high-speed rail link would be the first undertaking of this magnitude in the nation. The government has appointed Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) as the Nodal Agency to the project. The Chief Minister also informed the meeting that the 20 crore that was allocated for the project in the 2009 budget has been transferred to KSIDC.

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Monday, 13 February 2012

Chennai Egmore – Gaya – Chennai Egmore. AUGMENTATION OF TRAINS

T.No.12389/12390 Chennai Egmore – Gaya – Chennai Egmore Weekly Expresses will be augmented with one AC 3-tier coach w.e.f. 19.2.2012 ex. Gaya and 21.2.2012 ex. Chennai Egmore.
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SEALDAH-PURI DURONTO TO BE INTRODUCED


As announced in last Railway Budget and with an aim to provide more passengers comfort to the commuters, Railways have decided to introduce a new tri-weekly Duronto Express between Sealdah and Puriw.e.f. 12th February 2012. o­n the inaugural day, this train will run as a special train from Sealdah to Puri o­n open fast timings. However, the regular service of this train will commence w.e.f. 14th February 2012 from Puri and w.e.f. 15thFeb’2012 from Sealdah as per scheduled timings.

          22202 Puri-Sealdah Duronto tri-weekly Express will leave Puri o­n every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 19.50hrs and will arrive at Sealdah at 04.00hrs o­n the next day’s w.e.f. 14th February 2012. In the return direction, 22201 Sealdah-Puri tri-weekly Duronto Express will leave Sealdah o­n every Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 20.00hrs and will arrive at Puri at 04.00hrs o­n the next day’s w.e.f. 15th February 2012.

          This train will have o­ne AC-2 tier, 04 AC-3 tiers, 07 Sleeper Classes and 02 Guard cum Luggage Vans in its composition having no commercial stoppage en-route.
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NANDANKANAN EXPRESS TO STOP AT JALESWAR


With an aim to provide more passenger amenities to train commuters and in order to make it convenient for passengers, Railways have decided to provide additional stoppages of 12815/12816 Puri-New Delhi-Puri Nandankanan Express at Jaleswarwith effect from 15thFebruary 2012 o­n an experimental basis for a period of six months.

          12815 Puri-New Delhi Nandankanan Express will arrive at Jaleswar at 16.09hrsand will leave at 16.11hrs towards New Delhi. In the return direction, 12816 New Delhi-Puri Nandankanan Express will arrive Jaleswar at 07.21hrs and will leave at 07.23hrs towards Puri. The timings and stoppages for this train scheduled at different stations will remain unchanged.
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Now, Indian Railways is on Facebook


Expanding its online reach, Railways' Delhi Division has come up with a dedicated page on social networking site Facebook where passengers can check out availability of berths, train timings and other related information. "We have opened a page on Facebook to inform passengers about the status of vacant berths as well as the arrival and departure of trains. The page is linked with the National Train Inquiry Service and constantly updated," said a senior Delhi Division official.
Besides the status of berths and train timings, the page will also provide detailed information about arrivals and departures at the exact platform number at New Delhi, Nizamuddin and Old Delhi stations.
Aiming at preventing misuse of available seats by "unscrupulous elements", Railways has asked other zones to resort to such innovative measures and give adequate publicity regarding the facility of booking vacant accommodation available on trains at current ticket counters.
"Our aim is to create further awareness among passengers about this facility as due to lack of adequate awareness, it is being misused by unscrupulous elements for providing confirmed accommodation to passengers at a premium by using the current counter facility, said the official.
Railways has advised passengers travelling on short notice to use the facility of current reservation counters situated at the train originating main stations.
"The vacant reserved seats available on train after preparation of reservation charts can be booked at the current ticket counters of the train originating stations before departure of trains," the official said.
According to Railway rules, a reserved ticket can be booked across the Passenger Reservation System counters all over the country as well as through the Internet only upto the time of preparation of reservation charts.
After preparation of reservation charts, the berths available, if any, can be booked at the current counter available at major stations.
The reservation charts are normally prepared three to four hours before the schedule departure of the train. In case of trains leaving early morning, the charts are prepared on the previous night.
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Sunday, 12 February 2012

Sealdah-Puri Duronto to run from today

On its inaugural day, the train will run as a special one from Sealdah to Puri on open fast timings. However, its regular service will commence from February 14 from Puri and from Februaru 15 from Sealdah as per scheduled timings. The Puri-Sealdah Duronto will leave Puri every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 19.50 hrs and arrive at Sealdah at 04.00 hrs the next day from February 14. In the return direction, the Sealdah-Puri Duronto will leave Sealdah every Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 20.00 hrs and arrive at Puri at 04.00 hrs the next day from February 15.
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Mamata seeks Kolkata-Siliguri Shatabdi

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday asked Union Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi to look into the possibility of introducing Shatabdi Express trains between Kolkata and Siliguri. She said this after flagging off four trains at Bangdubi near Siliguri and also stressed on working jointly with the Railways for developing the region. Ms. Banerjee said work on an axle factory would begin soon here and the new Rangpo-Sevak rail line will be completed in the next three years at a cost of Rs. 5,000 crore as Forest Department clearance had been received. The foundation stone for the project was laid two years ago.
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Trial run of locomotive on BG section successful


The successful trial run of a locomotive on the Virudhunagar-Manamadurai broad gauge section on Thursday brought to an end the three-year wait for completion of track-laying work under the gauge conversion project on the 67-km-stretch.
The work that began in 2008 has been completed at a cost of around Rs. 175 crore. The Deputy Chief Engineer (Construction), R. Manoharan, inspected the entire stretch of railway track covering Aruppukottai, Tiruchuzhi and Narikudi stations.
“The physical work of laying the track is over. Few other works like providing signal is at an advanced stage which could be completed in a couple of months,” a railway official said. Passenger trains would be operated on the section after a clearance from the Commissioner of Railway Safety.
However, operation of goods train could be taken up immediately after completing the minor works on the tracks. The project included the construction of 159 bridges, including five major bridges, and three road over bridges. The Virudhunagar-Manamadurai stretch would offer a link for an alternative rail route of Virudhunagar-Manamadurai-Karaikudi-Tiruchi to the over-utilised Virudhunagar-Madurai- Tiruchi section. Besides, it would also provide the shorter rail route connecting the deep south of Tamil Nadu with the pilgrimage centre of Rameswaram and the Delta districts.
The alternative route was also free from any gradient, unlike the Madurai-Dindigul-Tiruchi section, and would be ideal for operation of goods train as it would be easier for hauling longer formation of loaded wagons. The Executive Engineer, P. Williams Joy, was present.
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