Sunday, 27 May 2012

MODERNISATION WORK AT KHURDA ROAD STATION


In a view to provide more passenger amenities and to facilitate smooth movement of trains including provision of additional platforms at Khurda Road, East Coast Railway has taken Non-Inter locking work in connection with major re-modeling and modernization of Khurda Road Yard till 14thJune 2012.

            As a result, some of the trains will be cancelled and short terminated from 14thMay to 16thJune 2012.

CANCELLATION:

      58027/58028 Khurda Road-Bhubaneswar-Khurda Road passenger, 58410/58409/58407/58408 Khurda Road-Puri-Khurda Road passenger will be cancelled from both the directions during this period.

               78407/78408/78409/78410 Bhadrak-Dhanmandal-Bhubaneswar-Bhadrak passenger and 78411/78412 Bhubaneswar-Khalikote-Bhubaneswar passenger will be cancelled o­n every Sundays & second Saturday i.e. 20th, 27thMay 2012 and 3rd, 9th& 10thJune 2012 from both the direction during this period.

      78419/78420/78421/7822 Bhubaneswar-Balugaon-Palasa-Bhubaneswar passenger will be cancelled o­n every Sundays during this period i.e. 20th, 27thMay 2012 and 3rd, 9th& 10thJune 2012 from both the direction.

SHORT TERMINATION

                  18411/18412 Bhubaneswar-Visakhapatnam-Bhubaneswar Inter City Express will run between Papasa-Visakhapatnam-Palasa from 18thMay to 16thJune 2012 and will be cancelled between Bhubaneswar-Palasa-Bhubaneswar.

            58001/58002 Santragachhi-Puri-Santragachhi passenger will run between Santragachi and Kapilas Road and will remain cancelled between Puri & Kapilas Road from both the direction w.e.f. 17thMay to 16thJune 2012.

            58131/58132 Rourkela-Puri-Rourkela passenger will run between Rourkela and Cuttack and will remain cancelled between Puri & Cuttack from both the direction w.e.f. 17thMay to 16thJune 2012.

            58005/58006 Kharagpur-Khurda Road-Kharagpur passenger will run between Kharagpur & Bhubaneswar and will remain cancelled between Bhubaneswar & Khurda Road from both the direction w.e.f. 17thMay to 16thJune 2012.

           In convenience caused to the passengers is deeply regretted.
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First electric engine-hauled train reaches Kanyakumari


Train no: 16526 Bangalore-Kanyakumari Island Express on Thursday became the first electric locomotive-hauled train to reach Kanyakumari. The train that left the Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station at 3.30 p.m. covered the 87-km route without any hitches and reached Kanyakumari at 6.05 p.m.

AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

Railway sources said the train reached Kanyakumari ahead of the scheduled arrival time though its departure from Thiruvananthapuram was delayed by 15 minutes. Divisional Railway Manager Rajesh Agrawal and senior officials oversaw the operations in Kanyakumari.

Railways decision to operate electric locomotive-hauled trains on the route came a day after the Commissioner of Railway Safety, Southern Circle, Bangalore, S.K. Mittal gave the nod for the electrified Thiruvananthapuram-Kanyakumari railway line.

Railways will be able to run electric-locomotive hauled trains up to the southern tip of the country with the commissioning of the electrified line completed at a cost of Rs.70 crore.

Mr. Agrawal said that Railways would use electric locomotives on the route from Friday for operating long-distance mail, express, passenger and goods trains.

As many as 20 trains are operating on the Kanyakumari-Nagercoil-Thiruvananthapuram Central stretch daily.

With this, Railways can avoid changing the locomotives of mail and express trains at Thiruvananthapruam Central and Kollam. The CRS has given the nod to operate trains up to the maximum sectional speed of 80 km per hour.
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INTRODUCTION OF NEW DURONTO BIWEEKLY TRAIN BETWEEN AJMER- HAZRAT NIZAMUDDIN


As announced in Rail Budget, the new Non-AC Duronto Biweekly sevice no. 22211/22212 Ajmer- Hazrat Nizamuddin- Ajmer will be flagged off from Ajmer on 28.5.2012. The regular services of 22211/22212 Ajmer- Hazrat Nizamuddin- Ajmer Non-AC Duronto (biweekly) train will start from 01.06.2012 as per the programme:-
The train no. 22211 Ajmer- Hazrat Nizamuddin Duronto (biweekly) train will depart from Ajmer at 05.50 a.m. on every Friday and Sunday to arrive at Hazrat Nizamuddin at 12.35 p.m. (noon) the same day. In the return direction the 22212 Hazrat Nizamuddin- Ajmer Non-AC Duronto (biweekly) train will depart from Hazrat Nizamuddin at 03.10 p.m. on every Friday and Sunday to arrive at Ajmer at 09.50 p.m. the same day.

The 22211/22212 Ajmer- Hazrat Nizamuddin- Ajmer Non-AC Duronto (biweekly) train will be consisting of One First Class Chair Car and Twelve Second Class Chair Car coaches in both the directions.

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Stoppage to 12929/12930 Valsad-Dahod Intercity Express at Limkheda station


For the convenience of passengers , Western Railway has decided to provide stoppage to 12929/12930 Valsad-Dahod Intercity Express at Limkheda station Witheffect from 1st June,2012 to 30th November,2012 on experimental basis for six months . The timing are as under :

12929 Valsad-Dahod Exp
Station
12930 Dahod-Valsad Exp
12.37A
12.38D
Limkheda
15.19D
15.18A

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JUMBO BLOCK BETWEEN SANTACRUZ AND GOREGAON STATIONS


To carry out maintenance work of track, signalling & overhead equipments, five hours jumbo block will be taken between Santacruz and Goregaon stations from 11.00 hrs to 16.00 hrs on Sunday i.e 27th May, 2012 on Up & Down local i.e slow lines.

During the block period, all Up & Down local line trains will run on through (i.e. fast) lines between Santacruz and Goregaon stations. All Up and Down 12 car slow trains will take double halt at Vile Parle PF 3/4 on the fast lines. Due to the block, some trains will remain cancelled.

Detailed information to this effect is available with concerned Station Masters. Passengers are requested to take note of the above arrangements
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WR PROVIDES UPDATED INFORMATION ON EXTRA COACHES & BERTH AVAILABILITY TO PASSENGERS THROUGH ITS WEBSITE


During the peak season rush of summer vacations, WR in its another initiative, has started providing information of its tentative plan to attach extra coaches in regular Mail/Express trains for the next three days in advance on its website www.wr.indianrailways.gov.in . It is a new service started by WR on its website.
The information of tentative plan to attach extra coaches in WR trains will give the waitlisted passengers an idea of the possibility of getting their ticket confirm as the waitlist is reduced considerably after attaching the extra coach in a train. WR has taken this initiative to keep its passengers updated on the position of probability of confirmation of their waitlisted tickets which would also help in minimizing the role of touts/unauthorized agents who try to take advantage of the lack of information amongst the passengers. Besides it will also bring transparency.
WR has already provided passenger friendly information of its summer specials, augmentation of coaches on day to day basis in regular trains. The tentative plan of extra coaches may vary subject to the availability of coaches and other constraints.
WR's website also gives the current information on availability of vacant berths in its major trains in each direction. Similarly, it also provides current position of clearance of waiting list in each class of major trains in each direction to enable the passengers to have an idea of pattern of confirmation of waitlisted tickets.
This passenger friendly information is uploaded on WR's website under the menu "Passenger & Freight Services" on the home page. The waitlist clearance position of the previous days is uploaded under the head "Waiting List Clearance Position" in the same menu. Availability position of vacant berths in major trains for next few days is made available under the head "Availability Position"
Maximising the use of Information Technology and providing information on availability of berths as well as augmentation of coaches in next 1-3 dayswill help in minimizing the dependence of passengers on touts/unauthorized agents and arresting their menace of touting.
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Traffic Block between Titwala and Kalyan on 27.5.2012


TRAFFIC BLOCK BETWEEN TITWALA AND KALYAN o­n 27.5.2012



Central Railway will operate a traffic block o­n Up and Dn lines between Titwala-Kalyan from 10.45 am to 2.15 pm o­n 27.5.2012 in connection with launching of steel girders above railway tracks. A SHADOW BLOCK will also be operated between Titwala and Vasind from 11.15 am to 1.45 pm o­n 27.5.2012 for removal of OHE booms. Due to this block the repercussions to train services will be as under.



CANCELLATION OF EXPRESS TRAINS o­n 27.5.2012

12118 Manmad-LTT Exp and 12117 LTT-Manmad Exp

01035 CST-Nasik Road Special and 01036 Nasik Road-CST Special



RESCHEDULING OF TRAINS o­n 27.5.2012

11055 Gorakhpur Exp sch dep LTT at 10.55 am is rescheduled at 1.00 pm

12542 Gorakhpur Exp sch dep LTT at 11.10 am is rescheduled at 1.20 pm

12869 Howrah Exp sch dep CST at 11.05 am is rescheduled at 1.20 pm

11065 Darbhanga Exp sch dep LTT at 12.15 pm is rescheduled at 1.45 pm

11071 Varanasi Exp sch dep LTT at 12.40 pm is rescheduled at 2.05 pm

01019 Lucknow Special sch dep LTT at 1.20 pm is rescheduled at 3.00 pm

01701 Jabalpur Special sch dep CST at 1.30 pm is rescheduled at 4.40 pm



REGULATION & SHORT TERMINATION OF TRAINS o­n 27.5.2012

Mail/Express trains arriving Mumbai area during the block period will suitably be regulated at Khadavli-Igatpuri section and at Dativali and arrive behind schedule by 1 to 3 hrs. 11094 Varanasi-Mumbai Mahanagari Express will be terminated at Dadar at 4.15 pm and 12142 Rajendranagar-Mumbai Express will be terminated at Dadar at 4.45 pm.



SUSPENSION OF SUBURBAN SERVICES o­n 27.5.2012

Dn suburban services towards Titwala/Asangaon/Kasara leaving CST from 9.20 am to 12.58 pm will remain suspended

Up suburban services from Titwala/Asangaon/Kasara leaving Titwala from 10.42 am to 2.00 pm will remain suspended.



Passengers are requested to bear with the Railway Administration for the inconvenience caused by this block.
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DIVERSION OF TRAINS via.Coimbatore.


Due to persistent demands from rail-users and the travelling public, Southern Railway will run the following trains via.Coimbatore.

1) Train No.16332 Trivandrum Central – Mumbai CST express will be diverted via. Coimbatore with effect from 22.09.2012 (Saturday).

2) Train No.16331 Mumbai CST – Trivandrum Central express will be diverted via. Coimbatore with effect from 24.09.2012 (Monday).

3) Train Nos.16041/16042 Chennai Central – Alappuzha – Chennai Central expresses will be diverted via. Coimbatore with effect from 23.09.2012.

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TEMPORARY AUGMENTATION OF RAJENDRANAGAR- NEW DELHI RAJDHANI EXPRESS TRAIN

In order to clear extra rush of passengers during Summer Rush-2012, Northern Railway has decided to augment the train no. 12309/12310 Rajendranagar- New Delhi Rajdhani Express train by One additional A.C. 2 Tier coach and One additional A.C. 3 Tier coach upto 09.6.2012 & 19.6.2012 respectively while departing from Rajendranagar and upto 10.06.2012 & 20.6.2012 respectively while departing from New Delhi with immediate effect on temporary basis.
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REGULATION OF TRAINS DUE TO REGIRDERING WORK OF BRIDGE NO.215 ON KHARAGPUR DIVISION


Due to regirdering work of bridge no. 215 between Jaleswar- Amarda Road of Kharagpur- Bhadrakh section of Kharagpur division of South Eastern Railway from 05.00 a.m. of 25.5.2012 (Friday) to 03.00 p.m. of 27.5.2012 (Sunday), the rail traffic will be blocked for 58 hours. As a result, the following trains will be cancelled/ diverted as under:

CANCELLATION OF TRAIN
ØThe 18007/18008 Shalimar- Baripada- Shalimar Weekly Simlipal express train will be cancelled on 27.5.2012 (Sunday).
DIVERSION OF TRAINS
ØThe 12802 New Delhi- Puri Purushottam express train leaving New Delhi on 24.5.2012 (Thursday) and 25.5.2012 (Friday) will be diverted to run via Tata Nagar- Dangoaposi- Jakhapura; while in return direction, the12801 Puri- New Delhi Purushottam express train leaving Puri on 25.5.2012 (Friday) and 26.5.2012 (Saturday) will be diverted to run via Jakhapura - Dangoaposi- Tata Nagar.
ØThe 18478 Haridwar- Puri Utkal express train leaving Haridwar on 24.5.2012(Thursday) and 25.5.2012 (Friday) will be diverted to run via Jharsuguda- Sambalpur- Angul- Kapilas Road; while in return direction, the 18477 Puri- Haridwar Utkal express train leaving Puri on 25.5.2012 9 Friday) and 36.5.2012 (Saturday) will be diverted to run via Angul- Sambalpur- Jharsuguda.
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WR AUGMENTS KUTCH EXPRESS & SAYAJI NAGARI EXPRESS ON TEMPORARY BASIS


Western Railway has decided to attach one First AC coach on temporary basis to Train No.19131 Bandra (T) – Bhuj Kutch Express and 19115 Bandra (T) – Sayaji Nagari Express from 2nd June to 1st July, 2012 and to Train No.19132 Bhuj – Bandra (T) Kutch Express and 19116 Bhuj – Bandra (T) Kutch Express from 1st June to 30th June, 2012.

The date of booking of 19132/19116 Bhuj - Bandra Terminus and 19131/19115 Bandra Terminus – Bhuj will be opened w.e.f. 25/05/2012 .
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DURATION OF CHENNAI CENTRAL – MADGAON SUMMER SPECIAL EXTENDED

Chennai Central – Madgaon (Goa) – Chennai Central Weekly Specials: T.No.06011 Chennai Central – Madgaon Special will leave Chennai Central at 10.10 hrs. on Sundays on 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th June 2012 and arrive Madgaon at 11.00 hrs. the next day. T.No.06012 Madgaon – Chennai Central Special will leave Madgaon at 13.30 hrs. on Mondays on 4th, 11th, 18th and 25thJune 2012 and arrive Chennai Central at 12.30 hrs. the next day.The composition of the trains will be 1 AC 2-tier, 2 AC 3-tier, 9 Sleeper Class, 4 General Second Class and 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches. The trains will stop at Arakkonam, Katpadi, Gudiyattam, Ambur, Vaniyambadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Erode, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Palakkad, Shoranur, Kuttipuram, Tirur, Kozhikkode, Vadakara, Thalasery, Kannur, Payyanur, Kanhangad, Kasaragod, Mangalore Jn., Suratkal, Udupi, Kundapur, Mookambikai Road (Byndoor), Bhatkal, Murdeshwar, Kumta and Karwar. T.No.06012 will stop at Perambur also.
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Special Traffic Block between Mulund and Thane on 24/25.5.2012 midnight


Central Railway will operate a special night traffic block o­n Down slow line between Mulund and Thane from 00.30 hrs to 04.30 hrs o­n 25.5.2012 (night of 24/25.5.2012) for removal of points and crossings at Thane Yard (Mumbai End) in connection with Yard Remodelling Work.



Repercussions -



CANCELLATION / PARTIAL CANCELLATION OF SUBURBAN TRAINS o­n 25.5.2012:



1. CST local leaving Thane at 04.12 hrs will remain cancelled

2. Badlapur local leaving CST at 04.55 hrs will remain cancelled between CST and Thane stations.



Passengers are requested to kindly bear with the Railway Administration for the inconvenience caused
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WESTERN RAILWAY GEARS UP FOR MONSOON


In order to keep the wheels of local trains running, Western Railway has started its monsoon preparations. These preparations are being done to ensure uninterrupted services during the ensuing monsoon. These preparations include cleaning of culverts, desilting of side drains, installations of pumps, special maintenance of infrastructure etc.

Analysis of Rainfall and Flood prone areas:
Western Railway did not face a single incident of disruption of traffic during monsoon for the last 2-3 years. This year before starting the preparations, Western Railway has done the analysis of the rainfall of the last 3 years as also identifying the flood prone areas. o­n the basis of this analysis, more attention will be paid to certain sections which are found to be flood prone such as Marine Lines, Charni Road-Grant Road, Mumbai Central, Elphinstone Road, Dadar, Mahim, Andheri-Jogeshwari and Nalasopara-Virar. An analysis of rainfall has also been done in the areas in the last 3 years.

Western Railway has also come up with the time table showing the dates of high tides of more than 4.5 metres during monsoon 2012. This will help in taking necessary precautions when required most.

Special Pre-monsoon Action:
ØLifting of tracks in low line areas such as Nalasopara, Vasai Road, Kandivali, Malad, Goregaon, Bandra (East), etc.
ØDesilting and cleaning of all 43 culverts is being done with the funds provided by the BMC. This work will be completed in three phases. The first phase will be completed by 31st May, 2012 followed by second and third round after necessary inspections and based o­n the requirement. Some major culverts will be cleaned by the BMC. BMC has so far given Rs.20 lakhs out of the total Rs.36.88 lakhs .
ØWR will install 52 diesel pumps at vulnerable low lying locations such as Mumbai Central, Dadar, Matunga Road, Mahim, Andheri, Nalasopara, Virar etc. Out these 52 pumps, 40 pumps will be of 20 HP while 4 pumps will be of 32 HP.
ØWR has also undertaken the work of disilting of side drains. This work will be completed by 31st May, 2012. After reviewing the position, this work may again be undertaken in June-July and August, 2012 as per requirement.
ØWR has also undertaken the precautionary work at service buildings as well as electrical and signaling/telecommunication installations. It includes cleaning of terraces and roof gutters, cleaning underground drains etc.
ØIn order to ensure smooth running of trains during monsoon, special attention is being given to the maintenance of OHE. It includes cleaning of insulators, checking of protective screens o­n FOB/ROB, protection of catenary wires and earthing.

Other Actions:
ØWR will come up with a monsoon booklet and pocket diary for its officers and supervisors in the fourth week of May, 2012. This booklet will not o­nly mention the flood prone areas and important dates of high tides but also the course of action to be taken during such situations. It will also have the telephone numbers of official dealing with disaster management and important telephone numbers of railway and civil officials such as BMC, Weather Bureau etc.
ØProvision of mobile phones and walky talky to the staff.
ØRunning of muck specials to clear the muck and garbage, as and when required.
ØRound the clock monitoring during heavy rains by deputing officers/ supervisors at vulnerable locations.

Coordination with BMC:
Joint inspections of Railway and BMC officials have already been started and the first round will be completed by 31st May, 2012. It also includes provision of pumps by BMC at locations where the blockage in the drainage is likely. Last year, BMC provided pumps at Churchgate.

WR has undertaken the work of trimming of trees in its areas. However, there are some locations where there are some trees in the private areas adjacent to the Railway lines, which need trimming or pruning. Such issues will be taken care of with the help of BMC.
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S.E.RAILWAY REGULATES TRAIN SERVICES DUE TO 58-HOURS MEGA TRAFFIC-CUM-POWER BLOCK


South Eastern Railway is planning to undertake a mega work of replacement of 116 years old early steel girders (3 Nos. of 150 feet each)of Bridge No.215 in Jaleswar-Amarda Road block section of Kharagpur-Bhadrak section in Kharagpur Division.

It is planned to start the first block of 58 hours from 05.00 AM of 25.5.2012(Friday) to 03.00 PM of 27.5.2012(Sunday).Three such blocks are planned at an interval of 7 days.

During the block period, the following Mail/Express trains shall remain cancelled:

i)12278/12277 Puri-Howrah-Puri Duronto Express from 25.5.12 to 27.5.12.
ii)12074/12073 Bhubaneswar-Howrah-Bhubaneswar Jan Shatabadi Express from 25.5.12 to 26.5.12.
iii)22874 Visakhapatnam-Digha Weekly Express on 24.5.12 and 22873 Digha-Visakhapatnam Weekly Express on 25.5.12.
iv)12896 Puri-Howrah Weekly Express on 24.5.12 and 12895 Howrah-Puri Weekly Express on 25.5.12.
v)12571 Howrah-Sri Satya Sai Prashanti Nilayam –Howrah Weekly Express on 23.5.12 and 12572 Sri Satya Sai Prashanti Nilayam Weekly Express on 25.5.12.
vi)22849 Shalimar-Secunderabad Weekly Express on 25.5.12 and 22850 Secunderabad-Shalimar Weekly Express on 27.05.12.
vii)18007/18008 Shalimar-Baripada-Shalimar Express on 27.5.12.

Most of these Mail/Express train planned to be cancelled are weekly trains as their occupancy is very low.

Two Mail/Express trains viz. Train No. 12802/12801 New Delhi-Puri-New Delhi Purushottam Express and 18478/18477 Haridwar-Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express are planned to be divertred via Jaroli and Angul respectively.Other trains diverted are:-

i)16310 Patna-Ernakulam Bi-weekly express
ii)12508 Guwahati-Ernakulam Weekly Express
iii)12754 New Jalpaiguri-Chennai Central Weekly Express
iv)15630 Guwahati-Chennai-Egmore Weekly Express
v)15902 Dibrugarh-Yesvantpur Weekly Express
vi)12509 Bangalore-Guwahati Tri-weekly Express
vii)15227 Yesvantpur-Muzaffarpur Weekly Express
viii)15929 Chennai-Egmore Dibrugarh Weekly Express
ix)16323 Thiruvananthapuram-Shalimar Bi-weekly Express

The following Passenger Trains/MEMU trains will remain cancelled/short terminated:-

i)Train No.58005/58006 Kharagpur-Khurda Road-Kharagpur Passenger shall remain cancelled on 25.5.12 and 26.5.12.
ii)MEMU Train No.68021/68022 Kharagpur-Balasore-Kharagpur shall remain cancelled during the block period from 25.5.12 & 26.5.12.
iii)Train No.58010/58009 Jajpur Keonjhar Road –Kharagpur-Jajpur Keonjhar Road Passenger shall be short terminated at Balasore on 25.5.12 and 26.5.12.Thus, the train will remain cancelled between Balasore-Kharagpur-Balasore on 25.5.12 and 26.5.12.

12821/12822 Howrah-Puri-Howrah Dhauli Express and 18409/18410 Sri Jagannath Express will stop at all stations between Kharagpur and Balasore from 25.5.2012 to 27.5.2012.

The Caution Order of 20 kmph on this 116 years old Early Steel Bridge is on account of ageing of the bridge girders and its condition is not fit for increasing the speed of Mail/Express trains.An average 4 minutes is lost for every train due to speed restriction on this bridge for the last 2 ½ years.After replacement of girders, not only the speed of Mail/Express trains will be normalized from 20 kmph to 100 kmph over this bridge but this will also assure safe passage of trains in future over this bridge.

South Eastern Railway appeals to the passengers making journey on this section to bear upon the inconvenience caused to them on account of replacement of old steel girders in the interest of safety and improving speed of trains.
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22 Weekly Special Trains between Hyderabad – Visakhapatnam & Tirupati - Visakhapatnam


In order to clear the extra rush of traffic during the summer season, Special Trains will be operated between Hyderabad–Visakhapatnam & Tirupati– Visakhapatnam from 27th May till 2nd July 2012 as per the following schedule.
Train No. 08564/08563 Hyderabad–Visakhapatnam–Hyderabad Weekly Special Train
(10 Services)
Train No. 08564 Hyderabad–Visakhapatnam Special will depart Hyderabad o­n Tuesdays i.e.
29th May, 5th, 12th, 19th & 26thJune 2012 at 23.05 hrs, Arrive/Depart Secunderabad at 23.20/23.30 hrs and arrive Visakhapatnam at 12.15 hrs the next day.
In the opposite direction, Train No. 08563 Visakhapatnam–Hyderabad Special will depart Visakhapatnam o­n Mondays i.e. 28th May, 4th, 11th, 18th& 25th June 2012 at 19.05 hrs, Arrive/Depart Secunderabad at 08.15/08.25 hrs and arrive Hyderabad 08.45 hrs the next day.
Enroute, the Train will also stop at Kazipet, Warangal, Khammam, Madhira, Vijayawada, Rajahamundry, Samalkot and Duvvada in both the directions.
The Train will comprise of o­ne AC-2Tier, o­ne AC-3Tier, Six Sleeper Class, Six General Second Class and Two Second Class Luggage-cum-Brake Van Coaches totaling to 16.
Train No. 08562/08561 Tirupati–Visakhapatnam– Tirupati Weekly Special Train
(12 Services)
Train No. 08562 Tirupati–Visakhapatnam Special will depart Tirupati o­n Mondays i.e. 28th May, 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th June and 2nd July 2012 at 14.00 hrs and arrive Visakhapatnam at 05.00 hrs the next day.
In the opposite direction, Train No.08561 Visakhapatnam–Tirupati Special will depart Visakhapatnam o­n Sundays i.e. 27th May, 3rd, 10th, 17th& 24th June and 1st July 2012 at 18.45 hrs and arrive Tirupati 09.45 hrs the next day.
Enroute, the Train will stop at Renigunta, Gudur, Nellore, o­ngole, Tenali, Guntur, Vijayawada, Eluru, Tadepalligudem, Rajahamundry, Samalkot and Duvvada in both the directions.
The Train will comprise of o­ne AC-2Tier, o­ne AC-3Tier, Nine Sleeper Class, Four General Second Class and Two Second Class Luggage-cum-Brake Van Coaches totaling to 17.
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Collision of Hampi Express at Penukonda Station


SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY

PRESS NOTE Dt. 22-05-2012 (1st Bulletin @ 13:15 hrs.)

TRAIN NO.16591 HUBLI-BANGALORE CITY HAMPI EXPRESS COLLIDED WITH

A STABLED GOODS TRAIN FROM REAR PORTION AT PENUKONDA STATION o­n BANGALORE DIVISION OF SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY

The Bangalore bound Hampi Express (Train No.16591) which left from Hubli at 18-00 hrs. o­n 21st May, 2012, collided with rear portion of a stabled Goods Train at Penukonda Railway Station situated o­n Dharmavaram-Bangalore section (in Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh) o­n Bangalore Division of South Western Railway in the early hours i.e. 03-09 hrs. of today (22nd May, 2012). In this accident, o­ne Second Class Luggage-cum-brake Van (SLR) next to Hampi Train engine andOne General Second Class(GS) coach (third coach from Train engine) were affected.Second class Luggage-cum-brake van (SLR) was lifted up and its front portion caught fire. Third coach from train engine was lifted up.

As a result of the accident, 22 passengers of Hampi Express were reported dead and 36 passengers injured at the time of issue of this press bulletin. The injured passengers were taken by Ambulance for treatment to State Govt. Hospitals at Penukonda, Hindupur, Satyasai Hospital, Putaparthi and Pavagadu Hospital in Anantapur District.AccidentRelief Train and Breakdown Van(MFD) reached to the accident site for attending rescue operations. Another Medical Relief Van from Hindupur as well as from Dharmavaram arrived at the accident spot at 04-50 hrs.Besides, 2 nos. of 140 tonne cranes have reached the site and rescue operation have been completed.Rail route between Guntakal and Bangalore has already been restored and trains are running as usual.

On receipt of information Minister of Railways, Shri Mukul Roy who was supposed to go to Delhi from Kolkata to attend Parliament session, changed his programme and left for Bangalore by flight from Kolkata and has reached the accident site. o­n arrival Minister of Railway announced ex gratia payment of Rs 5 lacs to the kins ofthose killed in the accident, 1 lac for those seriously injured and Rs 50000 for those with minor injury. Shri K.H.Muniyappa, Minister of State for Railways has also left from Delhi to reach the accidentsite..Shri Vinay Mittal, Chairman, Railway Board, New Delhi who was in Allahabad for inspection, cut short his visit andleft for the site immediately by flight.

Besides, Shri K.K.Srivastava, Member Traffic, Railway Board and Shri Keshav Chandra, Member Mechanical, Railway Board, New Delhi also left for the accident site

Shri A.K. Mital, General Manager, South Western Railway with other Principal Heads of Departments have reached the accident site by Special train.Divisional Railway Manager and other senior officials of Bangalore Division along with Doctors and para-medical staff are attending rescue operations.Shri S.K.Mittal, Commissioner of Railway Safety, Southern Circle, Bangalore also rushed to the accident site from Bangalore.

South Western Railway arranged adequate buses for transportation of stranded passengers of Hampi Express to reach their destination bound for Bangalore City.Some of the stranded Passengers left by Nizamuddin-Bangalore Rajdhani Express and CST(Mumbai)-Bangalore Udyan Express to Bangalore City.SWR has also provided Help lines at various stations, their Phone Numbers are mentionedbelow :

Contact Phone Numbers

Station

Phone Numbers

PENUKONDASTATION

08555-2220244

BANGALORE CITY

080-22371166;080-22156553;080-22156554

HUBLI STATION

0836-2345338;0836-3363606; 0836-2346141 & 0836-2289826

BELLARY

08392-277704

HOSPET

08394-221788

As a result of the above accident, Train Nos. 12785 Kacheguda-Bangalore Express, Train No.12494 Nizamuddin-Bangalore Rajdhani Express, Train No.16529 Mumbai(CST)-Bangalore Udyan Express and Train No.17211 Machilipatnam-Yesvantpur Express & Train No. 17308 Bagalkot-Yesvantpur Basava Express were running late.As a result of the accident, the following trains are cancelled today(22.05.2012).

1.Train No.16558Bangalore – Mysore Express,

2.Train No.16559Mysore- Yesvantpur Express,

3.Train No.57438Hindupur – Guntakal Passenger.

Cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained.In the meantime, Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) enquiry is ordered.Officials of South Western Railway are continuously monitoring the rescue operations and also to restore the track for rail traffic at the earliest. The list of causalities and list of injured are mentioned below.

Total No. of casualties :22 Nos.The bodies of the casualties identified are 06 Nos. They are,

1.Shri Venkatesh Pawar (male – 35 yrs.) -Relative of Shri Kumar Naik

2.Shri Rudrappa (M-35) -Related to Shri Tusa Naik

3.Kum. Pavani Bai (F-12)-- do --

4.Smt. Hemi Bai (F-30) -- do --

5.MasterMuttanna(M-9) -- do –

6.Shri Ramachandrappa (M)

All the above causalities are kept at Penugonda Govt. Hospital.The remaining 16casualties are yet to be identified.

Total No. of injured persons :36 Nos.Out of 36 injured, 30 injured passengers were identified and their names are mentioned below.

1.Shri. M.R. Manjunath (M-35)

2.Shri. M.S Naveen (M-14)

3.Shri. Huliyappa (M-45)

4.Mrs. Sabeena Kothari (F-)

5.Shri. Eshwara Leswadi (M-48)

6.Mrs. Noorjahan (F-23)

7.Shri. Moula (M-27)

8.Shri. Yeruppa (M-24)

9.Mrs. Mulamma (F-25)

10.Shri. Nagraj Veerappa (M-47)

11.Shri. Manjunath (M-20)

12.Shri. Ramulu (M-29)

13.Sridevi (F-22)

14.Ms. Gayatri (F-19)

15.Mrs. Balamma (F-65)

16.Devi (F-17)

17.Mrs. Manjula (F- 25)

18.Shri. Santosh (M-17)

19.Shri. Balraj (M-43)

20.Mrs. Durga (F-35)

21.Shri. Mallappa (M-45)

22.Shri. Ramu (M-40)

23.Shri. Ratnam (M-54)

24.Shri. S. Jhelkaraju (M-30)

25.Shri. Siddalingappa (M-35)

26.Shri. A. Suresh Kumar (M-30)

27.Shri. J. Srinivash (M-8)

28.Shri. Basavraju (M-15)

29.Ms. Reshma (F-)

30.Shri. Muniyappa (F-55)
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AUGMENTATION OF TRAINS


n view of heavy waitlist position, the following trains will be temporarily augmented with one Sleeper Class coach for 15 days as given below.

1) T.No.16701 Chennai Egmore – Rameswaram Express w.e.f. 22.5.2012 to 5.6.2012

2) T.No.16702 Rameswaram – Chennai Egmore Express w.e.f. 23.5.2012 to 6.6.2012

3) T.No.16723 Chennai Egmore – Thiruvananthapuram Ananthapuri Express w.e.f. 22.5.2012 to 5.6.2012

4) T.No.16724 Thiruvananthapuram – Chennai Egmore Ananthapuri Express w.e.f. 23.5.2012 to 6.6.2012
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Special Trains for Annual Ajmer Urs


In view of annual Urs of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti at Ajmer Sharif in Rajasthan being held during this month, Railways have planned special trains from important places for Ajmer and augmented the existing trains to clear the extra rush of passenger traffic.

Several pair special trains have been planned. These special trains are : New Jalpaiguri-Ajmer(Train No. 05711/05712) on 26.5.12/29.5.12, Kolkata-Ajmer (Train No. 0317/03138) on 25/5/12/27.5.12, Bandra-Ajmer (09027/09028) on 23.5.12 & 26.5.12/24.5.12 & 27.5.12, Ahmedabad-Ajmer (09427/09428) on 25.5.12/26.5.12, Jhansi-Ajmer (09608/09607) on 27.5.12/26.5.12, Agra Fort-Ajmer (09612/09611) on 28.5.12/28.5.12, Bareilly-Ajmer (09610/09609) on 27.5.12/26.5.12, Ahmedabad-Ajmer (09614/09613) on 26.5.12/25.5.12, Delhi-Ajmer (04043/04044) on 22.5.12/29.5.12, Chapra-Ajmer (05103/05104) on 25.5.12/30.5.12, Hyderabad-Ajmer (07125/07126) on 23.5.12/28.5.12, Kacheguda-Ajmer(07129/07130) on 24.5.12/29.5.12, Ongole+Machalipattanam–Ajmer (07227/07228) on 25.5.12/30.5.12, Barauni-Ajmer (05285/05286) on 23.5.12/30.5.12, Hatia-Ajmer(08611/08612) on 22.5.12 & 28.5.12/24.5.12 & 30.5.12 and Jaipur-Ajmer (09719/09720) on 31.5.12/01.6.12.

The special train runs are continuing since May 16, 2012 and will continue upto June 1, 2012.

It may also be mentioned that four pairs of new trains introduced, running of five pairs trains extended and two pairs of train frequency increased since last year Urs which will provide additional services to the pilgrims this year.

In addition, extra coaches are being attached in different trains to the extent feasible to clear extra rush of passengers during Urs festival.
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K.H. MUNIYAPPA, HON’BLE UNION MINISTER OF STATE FOR RAILWAYS PAYS HOMAGE TO LATE PRIME MINISTER


Shri K.H. Muniyappa, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Railways visited Sriperumbudur today (21.5.2012) to pay homage to the departed leader and Former Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi. On the occasion, Shri S.S. Prakasam, Member of the All India Congress Committee brought the Rajiv Jyothi from Karnataka and the same was received by Shri B.S. Gnanadesikan, Hon’ble Member of Parliament and President of Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC).

Shri K.H. Muniyappa administered the Anti-terrorism oath to all those who were present on the occasion. Shri B.S. Gnanadesikan, President, TNCC, Shri K.V. Thangkabalu, Former President, TNCC, Shri E.V.K.S. Elangovan. Former Union Minister of State & Former President, TNCC, Shri S. Thirunavukkarasar, Former Union Minister of State, Shri J.M. Aaroon, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Shri Peter Alphonse, Former M.P., Smt. D. Yesodha, Shri Muruganandam, Shri Vasanthakumar & Shri Jayakumar, Former M.L.As, other dignitaries and Congress workers took theAnti-terrorism oath.

On this occasion, Shri K.H. Muniyappa recalled Rajiv Gandhi’s vision of India and the World and his commitment to advancing India’s role in the age of modernisation and changing global environment. He further emphasized the role of Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson, United Progressive Alliance in realising the vision of the Late Rajiv Gandhi.

Shri K.H. Muniyappa reviewed the performance of the Chennai Division of Southern Railway in areas of freight & passenger transportation and earnings. Chennai Division has achieved the highest ever earnings of `.2482 crores and also loaded 17.1 million Tonnes which is the highest ever in Chennai Division.Chennai Division also had a 94% punctuality which is also the highest ever in the history of Chennai Division.He appreciated Shri Deepak Krishan, General Manager, Southern Railway and Shri S. Anantharaman, Divisional Railway Manager, Chennai Division for the impressive performance of Chennai Division. Later, the Hon’ble Minister instructed that the Tirusulam Suburban railway station be upgraded suitably to enable the passengers from the Southern districts of Tamil Nadu bound for Chennai Airport a smooth transit.

The Hon’ble Minister assured that work will commence on the Avadi – Guduvanchery new broad gauge line (via. Sriperumbudur & Oragadam) once the State Government agrees to share 50% of the cost of this project.This project will improve the industrial growth of the sector and also help commuters of this area.
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WR COMES DOWN HEAVILY ON TICKETLESS TRAVEL DURING APRIL, 2012


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 April , 2012 wherein 189658 cases of ticketless/irregular travel including unbooked luggage cases were detected resulting into a recovery of Rs. 741.22 lakhs , which is 48.46 % more than the corresponding periodof last year. Similarly, 519 cases of illegal transfer of reserved tickets were detected and an amount of Rs.4,18,319 /- was realized.

During the same period, 828 beggars and unauthorized hawkers were apprehended, fined and evicted from Railway premises.Out of these , 20 were sent to jail.

During this month, 168 checks were conducted against touts and other anti-social elements. As a result, 454 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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Weekly Express Garib Rath special train between Yeshwantpur and Jaipur via Vasai Road


Ministry of Railways has decided to run a Weekly Express Garib Rath special train between Yeshwantpur and Jaipur to clear extra rush.

Train no 06511 Yeshvantpur-Jaipur Weekly Garib Rath Express will depart from Yeshvantpur at 05.20 hrs on every Sunday from 20/05/2012 to 10/06/2012 and will arrive at Jaipur at 04.05 hrs on Tuesday.

In its return journey, Train No. 06512 Jaipur-Yeshvantpur Weekly Garib Rath Express will leave Jaipur at 15.30 hrs on every Tuesday from 22/05/2012 to 12/06/2012 and will reach Yeshvantpur at 15.10 hrs on Thursday.

It consists ofAC 3-tier coaches.

It will halt at Tumkur, Arasikere, Biru, Davangere, Haveri, Hubli, Gadag, Bagalkot,Bijapur, Solapur, Pune, Lonavala, Kalyan, Vasai Road, Vapi, Valsad, Surat, Vadodara, Anand, Nadiad,Ahmedabad, Sabarmati, Mehshana, Palanpur, Abu Road, Falna, Ajmer and Kishangarh station in both the directions.

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TRAVEL DISTANCE UNDER IZZAT MONTHLY SEASON TICKET SCHEME INCREASED FROM 100 kms. to 150 kms.


As announced in the Railway Budget 2012-13, the travel distance under “IZZAT” Monthly Season Ticket Scheme is increased from 100 kms. to 150 kms. with effectfrom 1st June, 2012. The increase in travel distance will be admissible o­n tickets purchased on and after 1st June, 2012. In case of tickets issued before 1st June 2012, the increase in travel distance will not be admissible.
Indian Railways introduced the concessional monthly season ticket scheme called IZZAT in August 2009. The cost of the Monthly IZZAT Season Ticket is `25/- inclusive of all surcharges and issued to persons working in unorganized sectors with monthly income not exceeding `1500/- .
There will be no change in other terms and conditions.
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BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION OF ACHARYA MAHAVEER PRASAD DWIVEDI


Renowned Hindi Literator Acharya Mahaveer Prasad Dwivedi’s 148th Birthday Celebrations were held by Construction Organisation, South Central Central Railway o­n 15.05.2012 which was presided by Shri Sukesh Kumar Sharma, Chief Administrative Officer/Constgruction, Secunderabad. Smt.Mangala Abhyankar, Dy.General Manager (Official Language), S.C.Railway was the guest of honour at the function. Shri Narottam Singh Uikey, Dy.Mukya Rajbhasha Adhikari & Chief Engineer/Constgruction /IV/ Secunderabad and other senior officers and staff of SCR Construction Organisation attended the function.
At the outset, Smt.M.V.R.Anjani, Rajbhasha Adhikari/Con/Secunderabad welcomed the gathering, followed by garlanding the portrait of Acharya Mahaveer Prasad Dwivedi and offering of floral tributes.Shri Sukesh Kumar Sharma, CAO/C/SC in his address gave a brief description of the Hindi Literature of modern times and its four phases of evolution and mentioned that the literature of Mahaveer Prasad belongs to the early period of the modern Hindi literature. He further mentioned that Dwivedi was a literator and devoted Railway employee also who served in many important posts in various departments of Railways for a period of 22 years and acquired knowledge in depth of the Railway working.
He also elucidated about the biography of Shri Dwivedi and said that he was a multi-linguist and along with Hindi he had an equal command o­n Sanskrit, English, Marathi, Gujarati languages.Dwivedi was the early and famous literator of “Khadi boli” (a modern form of Hindi) and was the Editor of most popular Hindi Magazine “Saraswati” for 18 years and set a record in this field. Besides this Shri Dwivedi was the first critic who wrote many books o­n criticism.He further said that due to the immense contribution of Mahaveer Prasad Dwivedi to the Hindi literature, he represents the second phase of the Modern Hindi literature, known as the “Dwivedi Yug”.
Shri Narottam Singh Uikey Dy.MRA&CE/IV in his addressal said that such functions propagate and spread the usage of Rajbhasha Hindi and also increases its usage in the day to day official work.
Smt.M.V.R.Anjani, Rajbhasha Adhikari/Con. gave an introduction of the biography and literary works of Mahaveer Prasad Dwivedi and said that his contribution to Hindi literature is unforgettable. She also said that he was the first Hindi literator to be honoured with title of “Acharya”.Thereafter Smt.Mangala Abhyankar, Dy.GM(OL), South Central Railway, the Guest Speaker of the function in her address said that as per the directives of Railway Board, Head quarters offices and other departments of S.C.Rly, apart from other Rajbhasha activities celebrate the birthdays of Hindi literators.
She also said that Acharya Mahaveer Prasad Dwivedi was a man of letters and knowledge and an era pioneer.She also briefed about his personality and said that he was a linguistician, translator, historian, economist, critic, essayist etc and also had deep interest in science.She concluded her speech with a detailed description of the literary works of Dwivedi.
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STOPPAGE AT VANIYAMBADI FOR SUMMER SPECIAL TRAINS


The following Summer Special trains will halt at Vaniyambadi as per the date and time indicated against each.

Sl.No.
Train No.
Running between
Vaniyambadi
Arr/Dep.
Period
(From .. To)
1.
06001
Chennai Central – Mangalore
23.30/23.31
23.5.12 to 20.6.12
2.
06002
Mangalore – Chennai Central
08.22/08.23
24.5.12 to 21.6.12
3.
06003
Chennai Central – Mangalore
20.25/20.26
20.5.12 to 24.6.12
4.
06004
Mangalore – Chennai Central
09.16/09.17
21.5.12 to 25.6.12
5.
06005
Chennai Central – Kollam
18.00/18.01
18.5.12 to 22.6.12
6.
06006
Kollam – Chennai Central
00.07/00.08
19.5.12 to 23.6.12
7.
06007
Chennai Central – Coimbatore
23.30/23.31
18.5.12 to 22.6.12
8.
06008
Coimbatore – Chennai Central
04.17/04.18
21.5.12 to 25.6.12
9.
06011
Chennai Central – Madgaon
13.02/13.03
20.5.12 & 27.5.12
10.
06012
Madgaon – Chennai Central
08.40/08.41
21.5.12 & 28.5.12


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Train No. 07131Machilipatnam-Vijayawada Special

Train No. 07131Machilipatnam-Vijayawada Special Trainwill depart Machilipatnam at 09.00 hrs o­n 25th May, 2012 and arrive Vijayawada at 11.00 hrs.This Special train will be attached to Train No. 07227 o­ngole-Ajmer Special Train at Vijayawada for its o­nward journey to Ajmer. In the return direction, after detachment from Train No. 07228 Ajmer – o­ngole Special Train at Vijayawada,Train No. 07132 Vijayawada- Machilipatnam Special Train will depart Vijayawada at 02.30 hrs o­n 1st June, 2012 and arrive Machilipatnam at 05.00 hrs. Enroute this train will stop at Chilakalapudi, Pedana and Gudivada stations. This train will havethree Sleeper classes,oneGeneral Second class, and o­ne Secondclass luggage cum break van coaches.
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SCR to run Eight Special Trains to Ajmer For Annual Urs festival


In order to clear extra rush during Annual Urs festivalat Ajmer,South Central Railway will run Eight Special trains to Ajmer as detailed below:-
1)Hyderabad-Ajmer-Hyderabad Special Train:-Train No. 07125 Hyderabad-Ajmer Special Train will depart Hyderabad o­n 23rd May, 2012 at 20.10 hrsand arrive Ajmer at 10.00 hrs o­n 25thMay, 2012. In the return direction Train No. 07126 Ajmer-Hyderabad Special Train will depart Ajmer at 22.45 hrs o­n 28th May, 2012 and arrive Hyderabad at 14.00 hrs o­n 30thMay, 2012.Enroute this train will stop at Secunderabad, Malkajgiri, Medchel, Kamareddi, Nizamabad, Basar, Dharmabad, Mudkhed, Nanded, Purna, Parbhani, Jalana, Aurangabad, Manmad, Bhusaval, Khandawa, Itarsi, Bhopal, Sehore, Shujalpur, Berchha, Ujjain, Nagda, Kota, Chanderia, Chittorgarh, Bhilwara, Bijaynagar and Nasirabad stations. These trains will have 16 Coaches Viz., o­ne AC II tier, o­ne AC III tier, eight Sleeper class, four General Second class, and two Second class luggage cum break van coaches.
2)Kacheguda-Ajmer-Kacheguda Special Train:-Train No. 07129 Kacheguda-Ajmer Special Train will depart Kacheguda o­n 24th May, 2012 at 20.30 hrsand arrive Ajmer at 03.30 hrs o­n 26thMay, 2012. In the return direction Train No. 07130 Ajmer-Kacheguda Special Train will depart Ajmer at 19.30 hrs o­n 29thMay, 2012 and arrive Kacheguda at 07.00 hrs o­n 31st May, 2012.Enroute these trains will stop at Malkajgiri, Medchel, Kamareddi, Nizamabad,Mudkhed, Nanded, Purna, Hingoli, Washim, Akola, Malkapur, Khandwa, Itarsi, Bhopal, Ujjain, Ratlam, Mandsore, Chittorgarh, Chanderia, Bhilwara, Bijayanagar andNasirabad stations. These trains will have o­ne AC II tier, o­ne AC III tier, eight Sleeper class, four General Second class, and two Second class luggage cum break van coaches.
3)Ongole-Ajmer-Ongole Special train:-.Train No. 07227 o­ngole-Ajmer Special train will depart o­ngoleat 08.20 hrs o­n 25thMay, 2012 and arrive Ajmer at 23.00 hrson 26th May, 2012. In the return directionTrain No.07228 Ajmer- o­ngole Special train will depart Ajmer at 18.15 hrson 30thMay, 2012 and arrive o­ngole at 07.00 hrs o­n 1st June, 2012. Enroute these trains will stop at Chirala, Bapatla, Nidubrolu, Tenali, New Guntur Vijayawada, Madhira, Khammam, Mahabubabad, Warangal, Manchiryal, Bellampalli, Sirpurkagaznagar, Balharshah, Nagpur, Itarsi, Bhopal, Ujjain, Ratlam, Jaora, Mandasor, Chittorgarh, Chanderia, Bhilwara, Bijayanagar and Nasirabad stations. These trains will have 10 coaches Viz. o­ne AC II tier, o­ne AC III tier, four Sleeper class, three General Second class, and o­ne Second class luggage cum break van coaches.        Bookings for these trains open                  
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Chairman, Passenger Services Committee Visits Secunderabad and Necklace Road Railway Stations and Meets General Manager, SCR


Shri Joachim Baxla, Chairman, Passenger Services Committee, Ministry of Railways,New Delhi, visited Secunderabad and Necklace Road Railway Stations and inspected the passenger Amenitiesprovided atthese stations. Shri M. Sundar Ram, Chief Commercial Manager, SC Railway,Shri Sanjeeve Roy, Divisional Railway Manager, Secunderabad Division and other senior officials were with him at the time of inspection.
At Secunderabad Station, Shri Joachim Baxla inspected Platform No. 1 and 10. Shri Sundar Ram briefed him o­nprovision and maintenance of Passenger Amenities and other amenities planned to be provided such as lifts and escalators. Shri Joachimpersonally checked the working of Current Day Reservation Counter, Display of CurrentTrain Status,workingofAutomatic Ticket VendingMachines (ATVM), Passenger Operated Enquiry Terminals (POET), Train fare Display Boards, Cafeterias, Waiting Halls, Water taps, cleanliness of the station etc.He also interacted with the passengers to know their views o­nthe amenities at the station and expressed his happiness over the amenities provided and upkeep of the station.After inspecting Necklace Road Station, hefound that the passenger amenities at the station are satisfactory.
Later, Mr. Joachimmet ShriG.N. Asthana, General Manager, South Central Railway at Rail Nilayam, and discussedon the provision of passengeramenitieson South Central Railway.
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25 MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR DELHI METRO’S SUCCESS…THE SREEDHARAN WAY


The book, “25 Management Strategies for Delhi Metro’s Success, The Sreedharan Way” is an attempt to encapsulate the management strategies that the Delhi Metro management adopted in implementing its first two phases of construction, in the form of 25 different chapters.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has created a benchmark in efficient infrastructure project construction and operation despite facing the hurdles and obstacles usually encountered by public sector organizations in India. The book reveals the strategies and methods that were adopted to ensure that the Metro projects in the national capital were completed within time and budgetary allocations.

The book divides these strategies into 25 chapters and dedicates each chapter to the important aspects of Delhi Metro’s management style such as integrity, professional competency, target orientation, punctuality, crisis management, pace of construction and so on.

Each chapter contains interesting anecdotes that narrate the extent of hard work and commitment shown by DMRC personnel in implementing the project within schedule. For example, the chapter ‘Speed of Decisions’ mentions that the construction sites were inspected by DMRC’s first Managing Director Dr. E Sreedharan and the other Directors on holidays such as Diwali and Christmas also to ensure that the work was not delayed even by a day.

The chapters are also accompanied by rare photographs and illustrations that further explain the dedication with which these strategies were implemented by each member of the DMRC family. Other aspects such as Delhi Metro’s concern for the environment, its continuous efforts to keep the system clean have also been adequately covered by the book.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mr. Anuj Dayal is the Head of Communications, Public Relations and Public Affairs of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. He has been associated with the Delhi Metro Rail project right since the beginning and is an integral member of the core project implementation team of the corporation. This book is an expression of the experiences and observations of Mr. Dayal during his more than a decade long tenure with DMRC.

The book is available for sale at the Metro Museum Souvenir Shop, Patel Chowk Metro station and some selected book stores. The cost is ` 350.
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CUSTOMER CARE BY KONKAN RAILWAY


It has always been the tradition of Konkan Railway to give utmost priority to “Customer Care”.  Recently, Konkan Railway had received certain complaints from the General Public & Passengers in particular about the careless / arrogant attitude & working of Ticket Checking Staff on Konkan Railway Trains.

In order to ensure that Konkan Railway Staff is performing their duties in a most Sincere & Efficient Manner, various Preventive Checks & Surprise Inspections are being carried out regularly.  During one of such Surprise Checks conducted by Vigilance Department of Konkan Railway against Ticketless Travellers travelling by 12133 Up CSTM – Mangalore Express on 21st / 22nd April 2012, it was observed that On-duty Ticket Checking Staff viz. S/Shri Prakash Bansode, Pravin Daware, Shailesh Sawant & Raghavendra Devadiga were found sleeping in the train.

Konkan Railway Administration has already initiated stringent and deterrent Disciplinary Action against these Delinquent Employees for their negligent and careless attitude, which has not only caused pecuniary losses but has also tarnished the image of the Organization.

During this Check, 133 cases of Unauthorized Ticketless Travel were detected by Vigilance Department, yielding an amount of Rs.60,000/-.

Konkan Railway once again assures its most esteemed passengers “Best of its Services with a Smiling Face”.
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30 Special Trains between Mumbai and Nasik Road - Bookings open from 17.5.2012


30 SPECIAL TRAINS BETWEEN MUMBAI AND NASIK ROAD

Railways has ecided to run 30 daily special trains between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Nasik Road from 18.05.2012 to 01.06.2012.

Train No.01035 Special will leave from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 10.15 a.m. and reach Nasik Road at 2.20 p.m. same day.
Train No.01036 Special will leave from Nasik Road at 3.35 p.m. and will reach Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 8.10 p.m. same day.

Halts: Thane, Kalyan, Igatpuri.

Composition:-   18 coaches including 2 luggage cum guard's brake van, 2 General Second Class, 11 Sleeper Class, o­ne 3 Tier AC, o­ne 2 Tier AC and o­ne First class AC cum 2 Tier AC.

Reservation: Bookings open from 17.05.2012.
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LC No 25 at Jogeshwari Station will be temporary closed in connection with extension of south FOB

The Level Crossing Gate no 25 at Jogeshwari station will be closed from 00.00 hrs on 17th May to 02nd June, 2012 for the construction work in connection with the extension of FOB at south end of Jogeshwari station. 
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Weekly Special Trains between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Kamakhya - Bookings open fro 02519 from 17.5.2012


Railways have decided to run 8 Weekly special trains between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Kamakhya to clear the extra rush of passengers during summer rush. The details of the services are as under -



02519 Special will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 07.50 hours o­n every Sunday from 20.5.2012 to 10.6.2012 (4 trips) and will reach Kamakhya at 04.15 hours o­n third day i.e. Tuesday.



02520 Special will leave Kamakhya at 20.50 hours o­n every Thursday from 17.5.2012 to 7.6.2012 (4 trips) and will arrive at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 17.50 hours o­n third day i.e. Saturaday.



Composition: o­ne First AC cum AC 2-tier, o­ne AC-2 tier, o­ne AC-3 tier, 10 Sleeper class, 5 general second class and 2 general second class cum Guard's brake vans.



Halts: Thane, Kalyan, Igatpuri, Nasik Road, Jalgaon, Bhusaval, Khandwa Jn., Itarsi, Jabalpur, Katni, Satna, Chheoki, Mirzapur, Mugalsarai, Patna, Begusarai, Khagaria Jn., Naugachia, Katihar, Kishanganj, New Jalpaiguri, New Coochbehar and New Bongaigaon



Reservation: Bookings for 02519 open from 17.5.2012.
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TEMPORARY AUGMENTATION OF BIKANER- DELHI SARAI ROHILLA EXPRESS TRAIN

For the convenience of rail passengers, Northern Railway has decided to increase the passenger carrying capacity of train no. 12458/12457 Bikaner- Delhi Sarai Rohilla- Bikaner Express train by one additional A.C. 2 Tier cum A.C. 3 Tier coach on temporary basis upto 27.5.2012 from Bikaner and upto 28.5.2012 from Delhi Sarai Rohilla with immediate effect.
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Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Special Tourism Trains


Train Number Train Name Train Source Stn Source Dep. Time Train Destination Stn Dest. Arr. Time
 52544 DJ KGN NG TRAIN DARJEELING 10:15 KURSEONG 13:10
 52545 KGN DJ NG TRAIN KURSEONG 15:00 DARJEELING 17:50
 52546 JOYRIDE DARJEELING 08:00 TO DARJEELING 10:10
 52547 JOYRIDE DARJEELING 16:00 TO DARJEELING 18:00
 52548 JOYRIDE DARJEELING 10:40 TO DARJEELING 12:50
 52549 JOYRIDE DARJEELING 13:20 TO DARJEELING 15:30
 52587 KGN DJ NG TRAIN KURSEONG 07:00 DARJEELING 09:45
 52588 DJ KGN NG TRAIN DARJEELING 16:00 KURSEONG 18:40
 72451 RAIL MOTOR KALKA 05:10 SIMLA 09:50
 72452 RAIL MOTOR SIMLA 16:25 KALKA 21:35
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Rajdhani Train Names


Train Number Train Name Train Source Stn Source Dep. Time Train Destination Stn Dest. Arr. Time
 02423 DBRT GHY RAJ DIBRUGARH TOWN 20:15 GUWAHATI 06:15
 02424 GHY DBRT RAJ GUWAHATI 18:05 DIBRUGARH TOWN 05:00
 02435 DBRT GHY RAJ DIBRUGARH TOWN 19:00 GUWAHATI 05:05
 02436 GHY DBRT RAJ GUWAHATI 19:45 DIBRUGARH TOWN 06:25
 09003 MUMBAI RAJ SPL MUMBAI CENTRAL 23:15 NEW DELHI 17:50
 09004 NDLS BCT RAJ SPL NEW DELHI 23:30 MUMBAI CENTRAL 16:20
 09005 BCT NDLS RAJ SPL MUMBAI CENTRAL 19:45 NEW DELHI 17:10
 09006 NDLS BCT RAJ SPL NEW DELHI 23:55 MUMBAI CENTRAL 20:55
 12235 DBRG NDLS RAJEXP DIBRUGARH 19:15 NEW DELHI 13:45
 12236 GHY RAJDHANI NEW DELHI 09:30 DIBRUGARH 05:45
 12301 KOLKATA RJDHNI HOWRAH JN 16:55 NEW DELHI 09:55
 12302 KOLKATA RJDHNI NEW DELHI 17:00 HOWRAH JN 09:55
 12305 KOLKATA RJDHNI HOWRAH JN 14:05 NEW DELHI 09:55
 12306 KOLKATA RJDHNI NEW DELHI 17:00 HOWRAH JN 12:40
 12309 RJPB RAJDHANI RJNDR NGR BIHAR 19:00 NEW DELHI 07:35
 12310 RJPB RAJDHANI NEW DELHI 17:10 RJNDR NGR BIHAR 06:00
 12313 SDAH RAJDHANIEXP SEALDAH 16:50 NEW DELHI 10:20
 12314 SEALDAH RJDHANI NEW DELHI 16:30 SEALDAH 10:15
 12423 DBRT RAJDHANI EX DIBRUGARH TOWN 20:15 NEW DELHI 10:10
 12424 DBRT RAJDHANI NEW DELHI 14:00 DIBRUGARH TOWN 05:00
 12425 JAMMU RAJDHANI NEW DELHI 20:40 JAMMU TAWI 05:40
 12426 JAMMU RAJDHANI JAMMU TAWI 19:45 NEW DELHI 05:00
 12429 RAJDHANI EXP BANGALORE CY JN 20:20 H NIZAMUDDIN 05:50
 12430 BANGLORE RJDHNI H NIZAMUDDIN 20:50 BANGALORE CY JN 06:40
 12431 RAJDHANI EXP TRIVANDRUM CNTL 19:15 H NIZAMUDDIN 12:40
 12432 TRIVNDRM RJDHNI H NIZAMUDDIN 11:00 TRIVANDRUM CNTL 05:05
 12433 RAJDHANI EXP CHENNAI CENTRAL 06:10 H NIZAMUDDIN 10:20
 12434 CHENNAI RAJDHNI H NIZAMUDDIN 16:00 CHENNAI CENTRAL 20:15
 12435 DBRT RAJDHANI EX DIBRUGARH TOWN 19:00 NEW DELHI 13:45
 12436 NDLS DBRT RJDHNI NEW DELHI 09:30 DIBRUGARH TOWN 06:25
 12437 RAJDHANI EXP SECUNDERABAD JN 12:45 H NIZAMUDDIN 10:20
 12438 NZM SC RJDHNI H NIZAMUDDIN 16:00 SECUNDERABAD JN 14:00
 12439 RNC NDLS RAJ EXP RANCHI 17:55 NEW DELHI 10:50
 12440 NDLS RNC RAJ EXP NEW DELHI 16:10 RANCHI 09:10
 12441 BSP NDLS RAJ EX BILASPUR JN 14:00 NEW DELHI 10:45
 12442 BILASPUR RJDHNI NEW DELHI 15:45 BILASPUR JN 12:00
 12453 RNC NDLS RAJ EXP RANCHI 17:10 NEW DELHI 10:50
 12454 NDLS RNC RJDHNI NEW DELHI 16:10 RANCHI 10:40
 12493 RAJDHANI EXP BANGALORE CY JN 20:20 H NIZAMUDDIN 05:50
 12494 BANGLORE RAJDHNI H NIZAMUDDIN 20:50 BANGALORE CY JN 06:40
 12951 MUMBAI RAJDHANI MUMBAI CENTRAL 16:40 NEW DELHI 08:30
 12952 MUMBAI RAJDHANI NEW DELHI 16:30 MUMBAI CENTRAL 08:35
 12953 AUG KR RAJ EXP MUMBAI CENTRAL 17:40 H NIZAMUDDIN 10:55
 12954 AG KRANTI RJDHN H NIZAMUDDIN 16:55 MUMBAI CENTRAL 10:35
 12957 SWARNA J RAJ EX AHMEDABAD JN 17:45 NEW DELHI 07:25
 12958 ADI SJ RAJDHANI NEW DELHI 19:55 AHMEDABAD JN 09:35
 22423 GHY RAJDHANI EX DIBRUGARH TOWN 20:15 NEW DELHI 10:10
 22424 GHY RAJDHANI NEW DELHI 14:00 DIBRUGARH TOWN 05:00
 22811 BBS RAJDHANI EXP BHUBANESWAR 11:30 NEW DELHI 10:35
 22812 BUBNESWR RJDHNI NEW DELHI 17:20 BHUBANESWAR 16:00
 22823 BBS RAJDHANI EXP BHUBANESWAR 09:15 NEW DELHI 10:35
 22824 BUBNESWR RJDHNI NEW DELHI 17:20 BHUBANESWAR 17:30
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Duronto Trains


Train Number Train Name Train Source Stn Source Dep. Time Train Destination Stn Dest. Arr. Time
 12213 DURONTO EXPRESS YESVANTPUR JN 23:40 DELHI S ROHILLA 06:50
 12214 YPR DURONTO EXP DELHI S ROHILLA 23:00 YESVANTPUR JN 07:30
 12219 SC DURONTO EXP LOKMANYATILAK T 23:05 SECUNDERABAD JN 11:05
 12220 DURONTO AC EXP SECUNDERABAD JN 23:05 LOKMANYATILAK T 11:05
 12221 HOWRAH DURONTO PUNE JN 15:15 HOWRAH JN 19:40
 12222 HWH PUNE DURONTO HOWRAH JN 08:20 PUNE JN 11:35
 12223 LTT ERS DURONTO LOKMANYATILAK T 20:50 ERNAKULAM JN 17:45
 12224 ERS LTT DURONTO ERNAKULAM JN 21:30 LOKMANYATILAK T 18:15
 12227 INDORE DURONTO MUMBAI CENTRAL 23:15 INDORE JN BG 11:10
 12228 MUMBAI DURONTO INDORE JN BG 23:00 MUMBAI CENTRAL 11:40
 12239 JAIPUR DURONTO MUMBAI CENTRAL 23:15 JAIPUR 14:05
 12240 JP BCT DURONTO JAIPUR 19:15 MUMBAI CENTRAL 11:40
 12243 DURONTO EXP CHENNAI CENTRAL 07:15 COIMBATORE JN 13:55
 12244 DURONTO EXP COIMBATORE JN 15:20 CHENNAI CENTRAL 22:05
 12245 HWH YPR DURONTO HOWRAH JN 11:00 YESVANTPUR JN 16:00
 12246 DURONTO EXPRESS YESVANTPUR JN 11:15 HOWRAH JN 16:00
 12259 NDLS DURONTO SEALDAH 18:30 NEW DELHI 11:00
 12260 SDAH DURONTO EXP NEW DELHI 20:05 SEALDAH 12:30
 12261 HOWRAH DURONTO MUMBAI CST 17:15 HOWRAH JN 19:40
 12262 HWH CSTM DURONTO HOWRAH JN 08:20 MUMBAI CST 10:30
 12263 NZM DURONTO EXP PUNE JN 11:10 H NIZAMUDDIN 07:15
 12264 PUNE DURONTO EXP H NIZAMUDDIN 11:00 PUNE JN 07:00
 12265 DEE JAT DURONTO DELHI S ROHILLA 22:15 JAMMU TAWI 07:15
 12266 DURONTO EXPRESS JAMMU TAWI 19:20 DELHI S ROHILLA 04:20
 12267 ADI DURONTO EXP MUMBAI CENTRAL 23:25 AHMEDABAD JN 05:50
 12268 BCT DURONTO EXP AHMEDABAD JN 23:45 MUMBAI CENTRAL 06:00
 12269 DURONTO EXPRESS CHENNAI CENTRAL 06:40 H NIZAMUDDIN 10:35
 12270 MAS DURONTO EXP H NIZAMUDDIN 15:50 CHENNAI CENTRAL 20:10
 12271 NDLS DURONTO EXP LUCKNOW NR 23:30 NEW DELHI 07:30
 12272 LKO DURONTO EXP NEW DELHI 23:30 LUCKNOW NR 07:10
 12273 NDLS DURONTO HOWRAH JN 12:50 NEW DELHI 06:05
 12274 HWH DURONTO EXP NEW DELHI 13:00 HOWRAH JN 06:10
 12275 NDLS DURONTO EXP ALLAHABAD JN 22:40 NEW DELHI 06:05
 12276 ALD DURONTO EXP NEW DELHI 22:40 ALLAHABAD JN 06:10
 12281 BBS DURONTO EXP BHUBANESWAR 08:10 NEW DELHI 06:05
 12282 BBS DURONTO EXP NEW DELHI 13:00 BHUBANESWAR 11:05
 12283 ERS NZM DURONTO ERNAKULAM JN 23:30 H NIZAMUDDIN 19:30
 12284 NZM ERS DURONTO H NIZAMUDDIN 21:35 ERNAKULAM JN 15:25
 12285 NZM DURONTO EX SECUNDERABAD JN 13:30 H NIZAMUDDIN 10:35
 12286 NZM SC DURONTO H NIZAMUDDIN 15:50 SECUNDERABAD JN 14:00
 12289 NAGPUR DURONTO MUMBAI CST 20:15 NAGPUR 07:15
 12290 NGP CSTM DURONTO NAGPUR 20:50 MUMBAI CST 07:50
 12293 ALD DURONTO EXP LOKMANYATILAK T 17:25 ALLAHABAD JN 12:25
 12294 ALD LTT DURONTO ALLAHABAD JN 19:30 LOKMANYATILAK T 14:50
 12297 PUNE DURONTO AHMEDABAD JN 22:30 PUNE JN 07:00
 12298 ADI DURONTO EXP PUNE JN 21:45 AHMEDABAD JN 06:15
 12847 HWH DGHA DURONTO HOWRAH JN 11:15 DIGHA FLAG STN 14:15
 12848 DGHA HWH DURONTO DIGHA FLAG STN 15:35 HOWRAH JN 18:35
 22201 DURONTO EXPRESS SEALDAH 20:00 PURI 04:00
 22202 DURONTO EXPRESS PURI 19:45 SEALDAH 04:00
 22203 SC DURONTO EXP VISHAKAPATNAM 22:30 SECUNDERABAD JN 08:00
 22204 VSKP DURONTO EX SECUNDERABAD JN 20:30 VISHAKAPATNAM 06:05
 22205 MDU DURONTO EXP CHENNAI CENTRAL 22:30 MADURAI JN 07:00
 22206 MAS DURONTO EXP MADURAI JN 22:40 CHENNAI CENTRAL 07:10
 22207 TVC DURONTO EXP CHENNAI CENTRAL 16:30 TRIVANDRUM CNTL 05:15
 22208 MAS DURONTO EXP TRIVANDRUM CNTL 21:30 CHENNAI CENTRAL 10:15
 22209 NDLS DURONTO EXP MUMBAI CENTRAL 23:15 NEW DELHI 16:55
 22210 BCT DURONTO NEW DELHI 23:30 MUMBAI CENTRAL 16:15
 22211 AII NZM DURONTO AJMER JN 05:50 H NIZAMUDDIN 12:35
 22212 NZM AII DURONTO H NIZAMUDDIN 15:10 AJMER JN 21:50
 22213 SHM PNBE DURONTO SHALIMAR 22:05 PATNA JN 06:40
 22214 DURONTO EXPRESS PATNA JN 20:40 SHALIMAR 05:40
 52451 SHIVALK DLX EXP KALKA 05:30 SIMLA 10:15
 52452 SHIVALK DLX EXP SIMLA 17:40 KALKA 22:25

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