27 June 2012

Changes in Train Timings and Originating / Terminating Stations of Certain Trains From 1st July, 2012


The following changes in train timings and changes in the terminals of certain trains will come into force with effect from 1st July, 2012
A)Changes in Train Timings:
1)Train No.12738 Secunderabad-Kakinada Gauthami Express will depart Secunderabad at 19 45hrs instead of 21 15 hrs.Enroute, this train will depart Bhongir at 20 26 hrs, Alelr at 20 43 hrs, Jangaon at 20 56 hrs, Kazipet at 21 50 hrs,Warangal at 22 01 hrs, Nekonda at 22 30 hrs, Mahbubabad at 22 52 hrs, Dornakal at 23 27 hrs,Kammam at 23 53 hrs, Madhira at 00 25 hrs, Vijayawada at 02 05 hrs, Eluru at 02 51 hrs, Tadepallegudem at 03 24 hrs, Nidadavolu at 03 42 hrs, Kovvur at 03 57 hrs, Rajahmundry at 04 25 hrs, Dwarapudi at 04 47 hrs, Samalkot at 05 13 hrs, Kakinada Town at 05 33 hrs and arrive Kakinada Port at 06 00 hrs instead of 07 30 hrs o­n the next day.

2) Train No. 17429 Hyderabad-Tirupati Rayalaseema Express will depart Hyderabad at 15 35 hrs instead of 17 25 hrs. Enroute, this train will depart Begumpet at 15 46 hrs, Sanathnagar at 15 55 hrs, Lingampalli at 16 15 hrs, Shankarpalli at 16 31 hrs, Vikarabad at 17 10 hrs, Tandur at 17 55 hrs, Nawandgi at 18 10 hrs, Kurugunta at 18 21 hrs, Seram at 18 30 hrs, Makkhaid Raold at 18 45 hrs, Chittapur at 19 00 hrs,Nalwar ast 19 40 hrs, Yadgir at 20 00 hrs, Narayanapeta Road at 20 20 hrs, Krishna at 20 37 hrs,Raichur at 21 10 hrs, Manthralayam Road at 21 35 hrs, Adoni at 22 17 hrs, Guntakal at 23 20 hrs, Gooty at 23 50 hrs, Tadipatri at 00 35 hrs, Kondapuram at 01 00 hrs, Muddanuru at 01 30 hrs, Yerraguntla at 01 50 hrs, Kamalapuram at 02 10 hrs, Cuddapah at 02 45 hrs, Nandalur at 03 25 hrs, Rajampet at 03 50 hrs, Pullampet at 04 00 hrs, Obulawaripalli at 04 10 hrs, Koduru at 04 30 hrs, Renigunta at 06 10 hrs and arrive Tirupati at 06 40 hrs instead of 08 10 hrs. o­n the next day.

3)Train No. 12732 Secunderabad-Tirupati Express will depart Secundedrabad at20 05 hrs instead of 19 00 hrs.Enroute, this train will depart Vikarabad at 20 20 hrs, Raichur at 00 40 hrs, Guntakal at 02 25 hrs, Gooty at03 00 hrs,Anantapur at 04 15 hrs, Dharmavaram at 05 10 hrs, Kadiri at 06 18 hrs, Mulakalacheruvu at 06 52 hrs, Mananapalli at 07 36 hrs, Kaligiri at 08 05 hrs, Pileru at 08 25 hrs, Pakala at 09 42 hrs and arrive Tirupati at 10 35 hrs instead of 09 30 hrs o­n the next day.

4)Train No. 57305 Kacheguda – Guntur Passengerwill depart Kacheguda at 15 30 hrs instead of 16 10 hrs.
5)Train No. 57435 Kacheguda-Kurnool Town Passenger will depart Kacheguda at 17 35 hrs instead of 18 00 hrs. ]
6)Train No. 17415 Tirupati-Kolhapur Haripriya Express will depart Tirupati at 21 00 hrs instead of 20 30 hrs. Enroute, this train will depart Renigunta at 21 22 hrs, Koduru at 22 00 hrs, Obulavaripalle at 22 12 hrs, Pullampet at 22 21 hrs, Rajampet at 22 35 hrs, Nandlur at 22 52 hrs, Cuddapah at 23 40 hrs, Kamalapuram at 00 01 hrs, Yerraguntla at 00 18 hrs, Muddanuru at 00 30 hrs, Kondapuram at 01 00 hrs, Tadipatri at 01 30 hrs, Gooty at 02 40 hrs Guntakal at 03 10 hrs, Bellary at 04 25 hrs and arrive Kolhapur at the existing timings of 16 35 hrs o­n the next day.
7)Train No.12485 H.S.Nanded-Sri Ganganagar Express will depart HS Nanded at 11 00 hrs instead of 23 30 hrs. Enroute, this train will depart Purna at 11 50 hrs, Hingoli at 12 59 hrs, Washim at 13 49 hrs, Akola at 16 05 hrs and arriveSri Ganganagar at 22 40 hrs instead of 10 55 hrs. o­n the second day.

B)Changein Orginating /Terminating Stations
1)Train No. 57426 Guntakal – Secunderabad Passenger will terminate at Kacheguda instead of Secunderabad.
2)Train No. 57473 Secunderabad-Bodhan Passenger will originate from Kacheguda instead of Secunderabad and will run via Sitafalmandi, Malkajgiri without touching Secunderabad.
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TEMPORARY AUGMENTATION OF RAMNAGAR- DELHI JN. CORBETT PARK LINK EXPRESS

For the convenience of rail passengers, Railways have decided to augment the train no. 25014/25013 Ramnagar- Delhi Jn. Corbett Park Link Express train with One A.C. 2 Tier cum A.C. 3 Tier coach upto 31.7.2012 from Ramnagar and upto 1.8.2012 from Delhi Jn. with immediate effect on temporary basis.
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Stoppages of Trains at MODRAN, RANIWARA & DHANERA Stations


Temporary Stoppage for 6 months from 15-07-12 to 14-01-13 for following trains
Jodhpur-Gandhidham-Jodhpur Ex. at Modran and Dhanera
Bikaner-Dader-Bikaner Ex. at Modran, Dhanera and Raniwara
Train 14801 will arrive Modran at 01.25 and depart at 01.27 and arrive Dhanera at 02.41 and depart at 02.43
Train 14802 will arrive Dhanera at 01.17 and depart at 01.19 and arrive Modran at 02.33 and depart at 02.35
Change of timings of 12489-90 from 1st jul between Bhildi and Mokalsar
Train 12489 will depart from Mokalsar at 21.12 to arrive Jalor at 21.35, Modran at 22.05, Marwar Bhinmal at 22.27, Raniwara at 22.53 Dhanera at 23.20 and bhildi at 00.10 and will depart from bhildi at 00.30
Train 12489 will depart from bhildi at 03.20 to arrive Dhanera at 03.47, Raniwara at 04.16, Marwar Bhinmal at 04.40, Modran at 05.02, Jalor at 05.30 and Mokalsar at 05.57 and will depart from Mokalsar at 05.59
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SCR Runs Six Special Trains Between Nanded and Phandharpur During Ashadi Ekadashi Celebrations


In order to clear extra rush of passengers during Ashadi Ekadashi celebrations at Pandharpur, South Central Railway will runsix special trains between Nanded and Phandharpur as per the following schedule:-
Train No.07503 Nanded-Phandharpur Special train will depart Nanded at 21 05 hrs o­n 27th , 29th June and 1st July, 2012 and will arrive Pandharpur at 08 45 hrs o­n the next day.
In the return direction, Train No.07504Pandharpur-Nanded Special train will depart Pandharpur at 21 10 hrs o­n 28th, 30th June, and 2nd July, 2012 and will arrive Nanded at 08 15 hrs o­n the next day.
Having eight General Second class and two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake Van Coaches, these trains will stop enroute at Purna, Gangakher, Parli Vajnath, Latur Road, Latur, Usmanabad, Barsi Town and Kurduwadi.
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WR AUGMENTS KUTCH EXPRESS & SAYAJI NAGARI EXPRESS BY ONE FIRST AC COACH ON PERMANENT BASIS

Western Railway has decided to attach one First AC coach on permanent basis to Train No.19131 Bandra (T) – Bhuj Kutch Express and 19115 Bandra (T) – Bhuj Sayaji Nagari Express from 2nd July, 2012 and to Train No.19132 Bhuj – Bandra (T) Kutch Express and 19116 Bhuj – Bandra (T) Sayaji Nagari Express from 1st July, 2012.
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TEMPORARY STOPPAGE AT TINDIVANAM AND MUNDIYAMBAKKAM


Due to persistent demands from elected representatives of the public and rail-users, T.No.16853/16854 Chennai Egmore – Tiruchchirappalli – Chennai Egmore Expresses will temporarily stop at Tindivanam & T.No.56037/56038 Chennai Egmore – Puducherry – Chennai Egmore will temporarily stop at Mundiyambakkam for a period of six months w.e.f. 10.7.2012 to 9.1.2013 as per the details given below.

16853 Chennai Egmore – Tiruchchirappalli Exp.
                                  Arr/Dep. Tindivanam 10.13/10.15
16854 Tiruchchirappalli – Chennai Egmore Exp.    
                                 Arr/Dep. Tindivanam15.08/15.10

56037 Chennai Egmore – Puducherry Passenger  
                                 Arr/Dep.Mundiyambakkam09.29/09.30
56038 Puducherry – Chennai Egmore Passenger
                                 Arr/Dep.Mundiyambakkam16.09/16.10
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New trains, extensions in South Western Railway's new time table

Introduction of nine new trains, including six Express and Passenger trains are the highlights of South Western Railway's new time table that will come into effect from July one.According to a release here today, the new Express trains to be introduced from July 1 as announced in the Railway Budget 2012-13 includes Yesvantpur-Kochuveli-Yesvantpur Ac Weekly Express, Mysore Shirdi-Mysore weekly express, Chennai-Bangalore City-Chennai Double decker daily express, Indore-Yesvantpur-Indore weekly ecpress, Solapur-Yesvantpur-Solar tri-weekly express, Puri-Yesvantpur-Puri Weekly Garibrath Express.New Passenger Trains are Mysore-Shravanabelagola-Mysore Daily Passenger, Mysore-Chamarajanagar-Mysore Daily Passenger, Mysore-Birur-Mysore Daily Passenger.The following trains will be extended from July 1, Bangalore City-Shimoga Town-Bangalore City Express to Talaguppa, Bangalore Cantonment-Bangarpet-Krishnarajapuram Train to Marikuppam, Dadar-Yesvantpur-Dadar Express (six days a week); three days to Pondicherry and three days to Tirunelveli.Frequency of following trains will be extended: Yesvantpur-Solapur-Yesvantpur Tri-Weekly Express to Daily, Hyderabad-Kolhapur-Hyderabad Bi-Weekly Express to Daily.Kochuveli-Bangalore-Kochuveli Tri-Weekly Express to Daily.Mysore-Bangalore-Mysore Passenger six days a week to Daily, Mysore-Bangalore-Mysore Passenger six days a week to Daily.Bangalore-Arsikere-Bangalore Passenger six days a week to Daily. Bangalore City-Hindupur-Bangalore City Passenger six days a week to Daily
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22 June 2012

Introduction Of Shalimar-Chennai-Shalimar Superfast Weekly Express


The Budget announced Shalimar-Chennai-Shalimar Superfast Weekly Express will be introduced from Shalimar o­n 23rd June, 2012 and from Chennai o­n 25thJune, 2012. The inaugural run of these trains will be to open fast timings.

The regular run of these trains will commence from 3rd July, 2012. Accordingly, Train. No 22825 Shalimar-Chennai weekly Super fast Express will depart Shalimar at 12 20 hrs o­n Tuesdays and arrive Chennai at 17 00 hrs o­n the next day. In the return direction, Train No 22826 Chennai-Shalimar weekly Super fast Express will depart Chennai at 16 15 hrs o­n Thursdays and reach Shalimar at 21 30 hrs next day.

These trains will stop at Santragachi, Kharagpur, Jeleswar, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur Keonjhar Road, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Kurda Road, Brahmapur, Palasa, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Samalkot, Rajahmundry, Eluru, Vijayawada, o­ngole, Nellore, Gudur, Sullurpeta and Naidupeta stations.

These trains will have SLR-two Second class Luggage Cum Brake Van, four General Second Class, nine Sleeper class, two AC III Tier, o­neAC II Tier, Coaches totaling to 18 Coaches.
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WR'S JUMBO BLOCK BETWEEN MUMBAI CENTRAL AND SANTACRUZ


To carry out maintenance work, a jumbo block will be taken for five hours from 11.00 hrs to 16.00 hrs on Sunday, 24th June, 2012 on Dn Local Lines (i.e. slow line) between Mumbai Central and Santacruz stations.
During the period, all Dn local line trains will run on Dn through line (i.e. fast corridor) between Mumbai Central and Santacruz stations. These diverted trains will not halt at Mahalaxmi, Elphinstone Road and Matunga Road for want of platform, hence passengers can travel in opposite direction for their destinations between Bandra and Mumbai Central stations. All 12-car slow services will take double halt at Lower Parel, Mahim Jn. and Khar Road stations.

Due to the block, some Up and Down local trains will remain cancelled.
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Traffic Block between Kalyan-Ambarnath on both lines on 24.6.2012


TRAFFIC BLOCK BETWEEN KALYAN-AMBARNATH o­n BOTH LINES o­n 24.6.2012
Central Railway will operate Traffic Block between Kalyan and Ambarnath stations o­n Up and Dn lines from 10.20 am to 1.50 pm o­n 24.6.2012 for launching of girders as under -
REPERCUSSIONS -
CANCELLATION OF SUBURBAN SERVICES o­n 24.6.2012
All Dn suburban services for Ambarnath/Badlapur leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus from 9.01 am to 12.31 pm and all Up suburban services leaving Ambarnath/Badlapur from 10.16 am to 1.31 pm will remain suspended.
DIVERSION OF EXPRESS TRAINS o­n 24.6.2012
Trains No. 11024 Shri Chhatrpati Shahu Maharaj Terminus-Mumbai Sahyadri Express, 17032 Hyderabad-Mumbai Express and 11042 Chennai-Mumbai Express will be diverted via Karjat-Panvel-Diva with halt at Diva Station for the benefit of Kalyan passengers o­n 24.6.2012.
RESCHEDULING OF EXPRESS TRAINS o­n 24.6.2012
12750 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Vishakapatnam Express will leave at 1.00 pm (instead of 12.25 pm) 16339 Mumbai-Nagercoil Express will leave at 12.40 pm (instead of 12.05 pm) 17031 Mumbai-Hyderabad Express will leave at 1.00 pm (instead of 12.45 pm)
REGULATION OF EXPRESS TRAIN o­n 24.6.2012
11014 Coimbatore-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express will be regulated at Badlapur and will arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 3.15 pm instead of 2.30 pm.
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42 ADDITIONAL MAIL/EXPRESS TRAINS INCLUDED UNDER CLEAN TRAIN STATION SCHEME – ENROUTE CLEANING TO IMPROVE HYGIENE LEVELS


As many as 42 additional long distance mail/express trains of South Eastern Railway have been included in the list of trains which are to be cleaned enroute at designated “Clean Train Stations”.The inclusion of these trains in the past one month under CTS (Clean Train Station) facilities has been arranged after identifying trains which were not attended at any “Clean Train Station” in their entire journey in the past.

Among the Western India bound trains, 10 trains have been included in the CTS facilities at Nagpur and 5 trains included in CTS facilities at Bilaspur. As far as Southern India trains of S.E.Railway are concerned, 10 trains have been included in the CTS facilities at Vijayawada and 1 train included at Bhubaneswar. Apart from these, 11 trains have been included in the existing CTS scheme at Kharagpur, 10 trains at Rourkelaand 1 train at Bhusawal.

“Clean Train Station Scheme” is one of the major initiatives of Indian Railways under which long distance trains are cleaned by reputed and professional agencies by mechanized process at stations during its scheduled halt.In this scheme, a gang of 25-35 persons attend to the interiors of the trains; specially the toilets are cleaned by using high pressure jet machines and environment friendly bio-degradable cleaning agents.The toilets & coaches are sprayed with mosquito repellent and the area between the toilets, doorways, vestibules and aisle are also cleaned.In this scheme the dustbins of the coaches are emptied and the window glasses of AC coaches are also cleaned from outside.


  The inclusion of more number of trains in CTS scheme at various enroute stations has been made possible due to the effort of Shri A.K.Verma, General Manager, South Eastern Railway who has relentlessly pursued this issue with the Railway Board.This has resulted in improved hygiene in the toilets and in the coaches on one hand and has resulted in reduction of passenger complaints regarding cleanliness on the other hand.

The additional trains of SER included in the CTS Scheme over the past one month are Howrah-Chennai Coromandal Express(Up&Dn); Howrah-Chennai Mail (Up & Dn); Howrah-Mumbai Mail(Up&Dn); Howrah-Ahmedabad Express (Up&Dn); Howrah-Barbil Jan Shatabdi Express(Up&Dn); Shalimar-LTT Express (Up&Dn); Howrah-HyderabadEast Coast Express(Up & Dn);Howrah-Mumbai CST Weekly Express(Up & Dn); Howrah-Sai Nagar Shirdi Express(Up &Dn); Howrah-Puducherry Express(Up & Dn); LTT-Kamakhya Karmabhoomi Express(Up & Dn) ; Puri-Darbhanga Express ( Up & Dn) ;Howrah-Yeswantpur Express ; Howrah-Vasco Amravathi Express; Sri Satya Sai Prashanti Nilayam- Howrah Express, Tirupati-Santragachi Express ; Santragachi-Porbander Kaviguru Express ;Hazur Sahib Nanded-Santragachi Express ;Hatia-Pune Express ; LTT-Hatia Express ; Yeswantpur-Bhagalpur Anga Express; Yeswantpur – Dibrugarh Express and Hyderabad-Darbhanga Express.
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WR COMES DOWN HEAVILY ON TICKETLESS TRAVELS Recovers Rs.648 Lakhs from 1.7 lakh cases in May 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 May, 2012 wherein 168700 cases of ticketless/irregular travel including unbooked luggage cases were detected resulting into a recovery of Rs. 648.22 lakhs. Similarly, 1444 cases of illegal transfer of reserved tickets were detected and an amount of Rs.11,70,608 /- was realized.

During the same period, 948 beggars and unauthorized hawkers were apprehended, fined and evicted from Railway premises.Out of these , 13 were sent to jail.

During this month, 170 checks were conducted against touts and other anti-social elements. As a result, 411 persons were apprehended and got prosecuted under various sections of Railways Act.
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To clear the extra rush of passengers, the following trains will be permanently augmented with one Sleeper Class Coach as given below


1.T.No.12671/12672 Chennai Central – Mettupalayam – Chennai Central Nilgiri Express trains w.e.f. 30.6.2012 ex. Chennai Central& 01.7.2012 ex. Mettupalayam.
2.T.No.12615/12616 Chennai Central – New Delhi – Chennai Central Grand Trunk Express trains w.e.f. 30.6.2012 ex. Chennai Central & 02.7.2012 ex. New Delhi.
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The South Western Railway has decided to extend train nos 56513/56514 Bangalore City-Salem Passenger to Nagore station via Mayiladuturai and Tiruvarur, with effect from July 1, 2012.


Train No 56514 Bangalore City - Nagore Passenger will depart from Bangalore City station at 7.15 am and arrive at Nagore station at 10.40 pm, on the same day.

Commercial stoppages

En route, there will be commercial stoppages at Bangalore Cantonment, Bangalore East, Baiyappannahalli, Belandur Road Halt, Karmelaram, Heelalige, Anekal Road, Hosur, Kelamangalam, Rayakkottai, Marandahalli, Palakkodu, Dharmapuri, Savadi, Muttampatti Halt, Toppur, Karuvalli Semmandapatti Halt, Omalur, Salem Junction, Salem Market, Salem Town, Ayodhyapattanam, Minnampalli, Valappadi Gate Halt, Ettapur Road, Peddanayakkan Palaiyam Halt, Attur, Talaivasal Halt, Melnariyappanur Halt, Chinna Salem, Siruvattur Halt, Pukiravari, Kutakudi Halt, Mukhasaparur, Vriddachalam Junction, Mangalam, Neyveli, Vadalur, Kurinjipadi, Cuddalore Port Junction, Parangipettai, Chidambaram, Vallampadugai, Kollidam Sirkazhi, Vaithiswarankoil, Anandatandavapuram, Nidur, Mayiladuthurai Junction, Peralam, Nannilam, Thiruvarur Junction and Nagapattinam stations in both the directions.
In the return direction, train no 56513 will depart at Nagore station at 4 am and arrive at Bangalore City station at 7 pm on the same day, with effect from July 1, 2012.
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19 June 2012

STOPPAGE OF TRAINS AT CUDDALORE PORT JN.


Due to persistent demands from elected representatives of the public and rail-users, the following trains will stop at Cuddalore Port Jn. temporarily for a period of six months w.e.f. 22.6.2012 to 31.12.2012 as per the details given below.

Sl. No.
Train No. and Name
Arr/Dep. Cuddalore Port Jn.
Period
1.
16175 Chennai Egmore – Karaikal Express
03.00/03.01
Train leaving Chennai Egmore from 21.6.2012 to 30.12.2012
2.
16176 Karaikal -Chennai Egmore Express
00.41/00.42
Train leaving Karaikal from 21.6.2012 to 30.12.2012
3.
16780 Madurai – Tirupati (Bi-weekly) Express
01.26/01.27
Train leaving Madurai from 21.6.2012 to 30.12.2012
4.
16779 Tirupati – Madurai (Bi-weekly) Express
20.52/20.53
Train leaving Tirupati from 21.6.2012 to 30.12.2012
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ECoR’s SPECIAL TRAINS FOR RATH YATRA FESTIVAL-2012


60 SPECIAL TRAINS TO RUN DURING RATH YATRA FESTIVAL PERIOD.
SPECIAL TRAINS TO PURI FROM VISAKHAPATNAM, PALASA, CUTTACK,
KEONJHAR, PARADEEP, BHADRAK, BRAHMAPUR, SAMBALPUR AND
GUNUPUR.

           For the convenience of pilgrims and passengers and to cater to extra rush of passengers during Rath Yatra Festival at Puri, East Coast Railway has decided to run 60 special trains from different parts of Orissa and AndhraPradesh excluding the existing trains coming to Puri. Special trains will also run to and from Puri to clear extra rush on the occasion of Sandhya Darshan, Bahuda Yatra and Sunabesa. Apart from this, eight trains will be rescheduled.

Special Trains from Andhra Pradesh (VISAKHAPATNAM &PALASA):

           One special train will leave Visakhapatnam  at 18.00hrs  on 20th  June 2012 and will arrive Puri at 07.45 hrs on  21st June 2012 i.e. on Rath Yatra Day. In the return direction, this Passenger Special will leave Puri at 00.15hrs on 22nd June 2012 and will arrive Visakhapatnam at 10.00hrs on the following day.

           Similarly, two passenger trains will leave Palasa on 21st June 2012 i.e. on Rath Yatra Day towards Puri. The Palasa-Puri Special trains will leave Palasa at 04.25hrs, and 04.45hrs towards Puri and will arrive Puri at 10.30 hrs & 14.00hrs respectively. In the return direction one special train towards Palasa will leave Puri at 18.15 hrs on Rath Yatra Day and will arrive Palasa at 00.20hrs (Mid Night). The another special train from Puri will leave at 19.15hrs on RathYatra Day and will arrive Palasa at 01.05hrs in the night.

Trains from Sambalpur:
           One passenger special train will leave Sambalpur at 19.00hrs on 20th  June 2012 and will arrive Puri at 03.30 hrs on 21st  June 2012 i.e. on RathYatra Day. In the return direction this passenger special train will leave Puri at 23.05hrs on 21st June 2012 i.e. on Rath Yatra Day and will arrive at Sambalpur at 07.30hrs on the following day.

Trains from Bhadrak:
           One passenger special train will leave Bhadrak at 06.15 hrs on 21st June 2012 i.e. on Rath Yatra day and will arrive Puri at 12.15 hrs. In the return direction, this passenger special train will leave Puri at 16.00 hrs on 21st June 2012 i.e. on Rath Yatra day and will arrive Bhadrak at 21.05 hrs on the same day.

Trains from Kendujhargarh:
         One passenger special train will leave Kendujhargarh at 05.30 hrs and will arrive Puri at 13.45 hrs on 21st June i.e. on Rath Yatra Day. In the return direction this passenger special train will leave Puri at 20.20hrs on 21st June 2012 i.e. on Rath Yatra Day and will arrive at Kendujhargarh at 03.00hrs on the following day.

Trains from Gunupur:
           One passenger special train will leave from Gunupur at 20.45hrs. on 20th June 2012 and will arrive Puri at 10.05 hrs i.e. on Rath Yatra Day.

Trains from Paradeep:
           One passenger special train will leave Paradeep at 04.00 hrs on 21st June 2012 i.e. on the Rath Yatra day and will arrive Puri at 09.45 hrs on the same day. In the return direction, this passenger special train will leave Puriat 18.45hrs on on 21st June 2012 i.e. on the Rath Yatra day and will arrive Paradeep at 00.30hrs.

Trains from Brahmapur:
           One passenger special train will leave Brahmapur at 07.20hrs. on 21st June 2012 i.e. on Rath Yatra day and will arrive Puri at 11.20 hrs.

Trains from Bangiriposi:
           One passenger special train will leave Bangiriposi at 05.00hrs. on 21st June 2012 i.e. on Rath Yatra day and will arrive Puri at 13.10 hrs.  In the return direction this passenger special train will leave Puri at 15.00 hrs on 21st June 2012 i.e. on Rath Yatra Day and will arrive at Bangiriposi at 23.30hrs.
 
Specials Trains from Cuttack:
           One passenger special train will leave Cuttack at 06.15 hrs on 21st June 2012 i.e. on the Rath Yatra day and will arrive Puri at 09.15hrs. In the return direction this passenger special train will leave Puri at 21.20hrs (Mid Night) on 21st June 2012 i.e. on Rath Yatra Day and will arrive Cuttack at 01.45hrs.

Specials Trains from Khurda Road:
One passenger train will leave Puri at 15.15hrs and arrive at Khurda Road at 16.40hrs on 21st June 2012 i.e. on Rath Yatra Day.  Similarly another passenger train will leave Puri at 4.00hrs on 22nd June 2012 and arrive at Khurda Road at 05.30hrs.

Specials Trains from Bhubaneswar:
            One passenger special train will also leave Puri at 23.45hrs on 21st June 2012 i.e. on Rath Yatra Day and will arrive Bhubaneswar at 01.45hrs in the night.

     In view of the above arrangements some short distance passenger trains will be rescheduled and cancelled during the Rath Yatra period.
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WR TO EXPAND ITS SUBURBAN TICKETING FACILITIES FURTHER


More ATVMs, more CVMs being planned


WR TO EXPAND ITS SUBURBAN TICKETING FACILITIES FURTHER

            In order to provide suburban tickets more conveniently and to reduce queues at ticket counter to save time of its commuters, WR is planning to procure

490 more ATVMs for its suburban station. WR has already increased the number of ATVMs from 115 to 171 in last two months. With 24 more ATVMs to be installed shortly, the total number will go upto 195.

            Meanwhile, WR has planned to provide 490 more ATVMs for its suburban commuters. Proposal has been sent for 75 new ATVMs to CRIS (Centre for Railway Information System) while a proposal of 415 new ATVMs has been sent to the Railway Board.

            ATVMs are a single point of service for various ticketing facilities. o­ne can book single journey ticket, return journey ticket, multiple passengers ticket, platform tickets. Renewal of season tickets can also be done at ATVMs.

            WR is also in the process of providing more CVMs for the convenience of its commuters. At present there are 292 CVMs available of WR's suburban stations. WR plans to install 306 new CVMs shortly which are in the process of procurement. These CVMs will have digital display and the printing of tickets will be more clear in these machines. WR's new CVMs will be microprocessor based digital CVMs instead of conventional mechanized type machines.

            It is noteworthy to mention here that about 6% of daily card ticket holders purchase about 32000 tickets per day from ATVMs o­n WR while about 18% of daily card ticket holders purchase tickets from CVMs. Looking at the popularity of CVM machines, WR is also examining the possibility of connecting it to o­nline server.
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EXTRA COACHES IN AJMER-CHANDIGARH GARIB RATH EXPRESS TRAIN

Two additional AC 3 Tier coaches are added in Ajmer-Chandigarh-Ajmer Garib Rath AC Express train upto 29-06-2012 when departing from Ajmer and upto 30-6-2012 when departing from Chandigarh in order to clear extra rush of passengers in summer.
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SUMMER SPECIAL TRANS BETWEEN SURAT AND SHRI GANGA NAGAR


Train No.04724 Surat – Shri Ganga Nagar summer special will depart from Surat o­n 20/06/12 at 10.10 pm to reach Shri Ganga Nagar at 3.15am on 21/06/12.

Train No.04724 Surat – Shri Ganga Nagar summer special will depart from Surat o­n 27/06/12 at 10.10 pm to reach Shri Ganga Nagar at 3.15am on 28/06/12.

In return direction, Train No. 04723 Shri Ganga Nagar- Surat summer special will depart from Shri Ganga Nagar on 19/06/12 at 5.15pm and will arrive Surat at 8.50pm on 20/06/12.

In return direction, Train No. 04723 Shri Ganga Nagar- Surat summer special will depart from Shri Ganga Nagar on 26/06/12 at 5.15pm and will arrive Surat at 8.50pm on 27/06/12.

Haltings at Bharuch, Vadodra, Anand, Nadiad,Ahmedabad, Sabarmati, Mahesana, Unjha, Siddhpur, Palanpur, Disa, Bhildi, Dhanera, Raniwara, Marwar Bhinmal, Modran, Jalor, Mokalsar, Samdhari Jn, Luni, Jodhpur, Merta Road, Nagaur, Nokha, Deshnok, Bikaner, LalgharJn, Lunkaransar, Suratgarh Jn, Rai Singh Nagar, Gajsinghpur, Soron, Kesri Singhpur in both directions.

The train will have AC 3 Tier ,sleeper class and General second class coaches.                                                   The booking of train No.04724 opened
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Metro Reach 1 to get facelift by 201

The 7-km Metro Reach 1 stretch from M G Road to Byappanahalli may get a facelift by March 2013.   According to the detailed project report (DPR) prepared by the Bangalore City Connect Foundation, the 64-crore project will be jointly taken up on a 50-50 partnership basis by the BBMP and the BMRCL.Exclusive insights into the DPR bears resemblance to an international road equipped with facilities, with the pedestrian ease as the forepoint.The plan accommodates a footpath, white topped travel lane for vehicles, provisions for underground ducts and a bicycle track.V Ravichandar of Bangalore City Connect Foundation (BCCF) explained, “The formal handing over of the DPR will take place next week after. The DPR contains Right of Way (RoW) for the whole stretch, which includes footpaths, bicycle tracks, travel lanes for vehicles, lights and signs above ground. Underground utilities like water, sewage, electricity lines, Optical Fibre Cables (OFC) and telephone cables are covered. Interestingly, our DPR covers underground works that would be conducted through cross ducts across roads, so that roads are not damaged.”As far as BBMP’s contribution is concerned, they claim that they have already received a sanction of `50 crore for white topping projects in last year’s budget. “Once the DPR is received, it will take us about nine months to complete the project. Government approval will first be sought. Later, it will take us 60 days for tender processing and the execution of the project will take six months. We will finalise the DPR soon,” said S Somashekhar, chief engineer (Major Roads Special Project), BBMP. The foundation that had earlier prepared the design for Vittal Mallya Road, is preparing the design free of cost as a service to the society, and is funded by major industry leaders like Biocon, Infosys, Wipro, Velankani Group, Bosch software, Titan among others.But, with the project execution taking six months, the traffic will take a beating.
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New tenders for gauge conversion

Irked by the slow pace of gauge conversion works between Pollachi and Palakkad, Southern Railway has decided to cancel the existing contract with a Bhubaneswar-based company that presently working over the project and issue fresh tenders to complete the remaining works in a time bound manner.The 58 km long Pollachi-Palakkad narrow line was closed down in 2007 to convert it into a broad-gauge line linked with the Coimbatore-Dindigul stretch, where gauge conversion is in progress. Together, these two lines are expected to enhance rail connectivity between Coimbatore, Palakkad, Pollachi, Udumalpet, Palani, Madurai and Rameswaram. According to highly placed railway sources, the gauge conversion works between Palakkad and Polachi began in 2008 after the works were awarded to Bhubaneswar-based ARSS Company. The works moved at a snail's pace right from the beginning and only 25 percent of the works have been completed so far in Muthalamadai-Yakkara stretch. Though works of the major bridge at Amabarampalayam were completed three years ago, only 10 percent of the works of the crucial Yakkara Bridge have been completed so far.As per original plans, the works should have been completed in March this year. However, as per last February's railway budget, the deadline was extended to this December. It is unlikely that works will be completed even by March next year. Considering the dismal situation, the railways decided to scrap the existing contract and float new tenders.Instead of awarding both construction of bridges and gauge conversion works to a single company, the authorities are planning to invite separate tenders for both. A Palakkad-based firm has already evinced interest in undertaking bridge construction works while Eagle Omega Company, based at Kangayam in Tirupur district, has come forward to undertake the remaining gauge conversion works. Southern railway's construction head R Vijayakumar has conducted a spot visit and directed officials to complete the works at the earliest.In the case of the Coimbatore-Pollachi stretch, land acquisition is the major hurdle. About 42 hectares are to be acquired. Once the land is acquired, it will take one year to complete the project, an official said.In case of the Pollachi-Dindigul stretch, works are close to completion. The commissioner for railway safety is scheduled to inspect the site soon. Railway sources have confirmed plans to operate passenger trains between Madurai and Pollachi through the newly developed stretch.
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18 June 2012

DURATION OF SUMMER SPECIALS EXTENDED


The duration of the following summer special trains will be extended for a further period and the dates of service are given below.



1)T.No.02851 Santragachi – Kochuveli Weekly Special o­n 23.6.12

2)T.No.02852 Kochuveli – Santragachi Weekly Special o­n 26.6.12

3)T.No.08041 Shalimar – Chennai Central Weekly Special o­n 19.6.12 & 26.6.12

4)T.No.08042 Chennai Central – Shalimar Weekly Special o­n 21.6.12 & 28.6.12
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RENUMBERING OF BANGALORE- NIZAMUDDIN RAJDHANI EXPRESS TRAIN

Railways have decided to renumber the 12493/12494 Bangalore- Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani- Bangalore Express train as 22693/22694 Bangalore- Hazrat Nizamuddin- Bangalore Rajdhani Express train from 02.10.2012 when departing from Bangalore and from 04.10.2012 when departing from Hazrat Nizamuddin. The other features like timings, route, stoppages, composition etc. 
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Train Nos for Newly announced trains in SWR

22683/22684 Yeshwantpur-Kochuveli-Yeshwantpur AC Weekly Express (South Western Railway);
16217/16218 Mysore-Shirdi-Mysore Weekly Express (SWR);
56215/56216 Mysore-Shravanabelagola-Mysore daily Passenger (SWR);
56207/56208 Mysore-Chamarajanagar-Mysore daily Passenger (SWR);
56275/56276 Mysore-Birur-Mysore daily Passenger (SWR);
22625/22626 Chennai-Bangalore City-Chennai Double-decker (Southern Railway);
19301/19302 Indore-Yeshwantpur-Indore Weekly Express (Western Railway);
22133/22134 Solapur-Yeshwantpur-Solapur Triweekly Express (Central Railway);
22883/22884 Puri-Yeshwantpur-Puri Weekly Garibrath Express (East Coast Railway);
11005/11006 Dadar-Pondicherry-Dadar Express Triweekly(Central Railway);
11021/11022 Dadar-Tirunelveli-Dadar Triweekly
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17 June 2012

Two locals dashed at Andheri


At about 23.10 hrs on 16/6/12, one Virar bound Dn fast local dashed with a Churchgate bound Up slow local at Andheri. Three commuters sustained grievous injury while 3 commuters suffered minor injuries. The injured were treated at BSES and Cooper hospital,Andheri.

Three coaches of Up local were derailed due to this. Services on two lines were restored at about 12.30hrs .The coaches were rerailed at 2.30hrs and the services on all four lines were restored at 5.30hrs.

General Manager,WR alongwith senior officers rushed to the spot and monitored the restoration work. An enquiry into the incident will be held.

Grievous Injuries – 1.Ms Chistina Paul, F/40 yrs
2. Sh. Salim Khan, M/21 yrs
3. Sh. Rakul Islam,M/21 yrs

Minor Injuries -1. Sh. Arvind Dubey, M/48 yrs
2. Sh. Sameer malik,M/16 yrs
3. Ms. Manimaya,F/45 yrs
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Spl train between Surat-Shri Ganga Nagar


For the convenience of the passengers , Western Railway will run a summer special train between Surat and Shri Ganga Nagar.



Train No.04724 Surat - Shri Ganga Nagar summer special will depart from Surat o­n 20th and 27th June, 2012 o­n 22.10 hrs to reach Shri Ganga Nagar at 03.15hrs o­n secondday. In return direction, train No. 04723 Shri Ganga Nagar- Surat summer special will depart from Shri Ganga Nagaron 19th and 26th June, 12 at 17.15 hrs and will arriveSuratat 20.50 hrs the nxt day.



Enroute the train will halt at Bharuch, Vadodra, Anand, Nadiad,Ahmedabad, Sabarmati, Mahesana, Unjha, Siddhpur, Palanpur, Disa, Bhildi, Dhanera, Raniwara, Marwar Bhinmal, Modran, Jalor, Mokalsar, Samdhari Jn, Luni, Jodhpur, Merta Road, Nagaur, Nokha, Deshnok, Bikaner, LalgharJn, Lunkaransar, Suratgarh Jn, Rai Singh Nagar, Gajsinghpur, Soron, Kesri Singhpur in both directions.



The train will have AC 3 Tier ,sleeper class and General second class coaches.



The booking of train No.04724 will open o­n 19th June, 2012.
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DUE TO YARD REMODELLING WORK AT GHAZIABAD, SHRAM SHAKTI EXPRESS TO RUN ON DIVERTED ROUTE AND A SPECIAL TRAIN BETWEEN DELHI JN. AND DADRI


As per earlier notification, the 12451/12452 New Delhi- Kanpur Central- New Delhi Shram Shakti Express and 13414 Delhi Jn.- Malda Town Farakka express trains were announced to remain cancelled on 16.06.2012 due to remodelling work at Ghaziabad station yard.

Now, the 12451 Kanpur Central- New Delhi- Shram Shakti Express train will run on its scheduled time and route; while in its return direction, the 12452 New Delhi-Kanpur Central Shram Shakti Express train will be diverted to run via New Delhi- Palwal-Agra Cantt.-Tundla on 16.06.2012.

The 13414 Delhi Jn.- Malda Town Farakka express trainof 16.06.2012 has been cancelled. To facilitate the rail passengers of 13414 Farakka express, Northern Railway will run a Special Train from Delhi Jn. to Dadri at 08.00 p.m. on 16.06.2012, and onward from Dadri to Malda Town, the special train will run as 13414 Delhi Jn.- Malda Town Farakka express train.
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jumbo block btetween Borivali and Andheri


To carry out maintenance work of track, signalling & overhead equipments, five hours jumbo block will be taken o­n 5th line between Borivali and Andheri stations from 10.35 hrs to 15.35 hrs o­n Sunday i.e 17th June, 2012.



During the period, all Up & Down Mail/Express trains will run o­n through lines (i.e. fast lines) between Borivali and Andheri stations. Suburban locals will run as per schedule.



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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Track Monitoring Special on Main, Harbour and Transharbour Lines


TRACK MONITORING o­n MAIN, HARBOUR AND TRANS HARBOUR LINES



Central Railway will run a Monitoring Special Train non-stop o­n Up and Dn slow lines between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai and Kalyan in the midnight of 18/19.6.2012 (Monday/Tuesday night); o­n Up and Down Harbour Lines between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Panvel in the midnight of 19/20.6.2012 (Tuesday/Wednesday night) and o­n Up & Dn transharbour lines between Thane and Nerul in the midnight of 21/22.6.2012 (Wednesday/Thursday Night),



The details of running the trains as under -



Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus - Kalyan Main Line (Slow Corridor) o­n 19.6.2012

CST         Dep.      01.10 hrs   Kalyan       Arrival           02.15 hrs

Kalyan       Dep.      02.30 hrs   CST         Arrival           03.35 hrs



Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus - Panvel Harbour Line section o­n 20.6.2012

CST         Dep.      01.10 hrs   Panvel      Arrival           02.15 hrs

Panvel       Dep.      02.30 hrs   CST         Arrival           03.35 hrs



Nerul - Thane Transharbour Line o­n 21.6.2012

Nerul       Dep.      02.15 hrs   Thane       Arrival           02.45 hrs

Thane       Dep.      02.55 hrs   Nerul       Arrival           03.25 hrs



All concerned are requested to take note of this as the Monitoring special train will run non-stop between these sections.
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Mega Block on 17.6.2012


entral Railway will operate Mega Block o­n its suburban sections for carrying out maintenance work o­n Sunday 17.6.2012: -

ON DN FAST LINE BETWEEN MATUNGA AND MULND STATIONS
FROM 10.35 AM TO 3.35 PM

All Dn fast services leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus from 10.20 am to 3.17 pm will be diverted o­n Dn Slow line between Matunga and Mulund stations and will halt at all stations between Sion and Mulund.

ON UP HARBOUR LINE BETWEEN KURLA AND CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI TERMINUS
& o­n UP AND DN HARBOUR LINES BETWEEN VADALA ROAD AND MAHIM STATIONS
FROM 11.00 AM TO 4.00 PM

All Dn Harbour line services leaving for Bandra/Andheri leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus from 10.20 am to 4.04 pm and all Up harbour line services for Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus leaving Bandra/Andheri from 10.40 am to 3.45 pm will remain suspended.

All Up Harbour line services from Vashi/Belapur/Panvel leaving Kurla from 10.43 am to 3.48 pm will run via main line o­n Up fast line upto Byculla and o­n Up slow line between Byculla and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus not halting at Chinchpokli and Currey Road stations.

Harbour line passengers for Bandra/Andheri are permitted to travel via main line and Western Railway o­n their valid card/season tickets from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm o­n 17.6.2012.


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TEMPORARY AUGMENTATION OF TRAINS


n order to clear extra rush of passengers during Summer Rush-2012, Railways have decided to augment the train no. 12823/12824 Durg- Hazrat Nizamuddin- Durg Chattisgarh Sampark Kranti Express, 12549/12550 Durg- Jammu Tawi- Durg Super Fast, 18201/18202 Durg- Nautanwa- Durg Express, 18205/18206 Durg- Nautanwa- Durg Express, 12707/12708 Tirupati- Hazrat Nizamuddin- Tirupati A.P. Sampark Kranti Express and 12791/12792 Patna Secunderabad- Patna Express trains on temporary basis as per the following programme:

The train no. 12823/12824 Durg- Hazrat Nizamuddin- DurgChattisgarh Sampark Kranti Express train has been augmented by One additional Sleeper Class coach upto 30.07.2012 when departing from Durg and upto 31.07.2012 when departing from H. Nizamuddin with immediate effect.

The train no. 12549/12550 Durg- Jammu Tawi- Durg Super Fast train has been augmented by One additional Sleeper Class coach upto 31.07.2012 when departing from Durg and upto 02.08.2012 when departing from Jammu Tawi with immediate effect.

The train no. 18201/18202 Durg- Nautanwa- Durg Express train has been augmented by One additional A.C. 3 Tier and One additional Sleeper Class coaches upto 27.07.2012 when departing from Durg and upto 29.07.2012 when departing from Nautanwa with immediate effect.



The train no. 18205/18206 Durg- Nautanwa- Durg Express train has been augmented by One additional A.C. 3 Tier and One additional Sleeper Class coaches upto 26.07.2012 when departing from Durg and upto 28.07.2012 when departing from Nautanwa with immediate effect.

The train no. 12707/12708 Tirupati- Hazrat Nizamuddin- Tirupati A.P. Sampark Kranti Express train has been augmented by One additional A.C. 3 Tier coach upto 20.06.2012 when departing from Tirupati with immediate effect and from 15.06.2012 to 22.6.2012 when departing from H. Nizamuddin.

The train no. 12791/12792 Patna- Secunderabad- Patna Express train has been augmented by One additional A.C. 3 Tier and two Sleeper Class coaches upto 20.06.2012 when departing from Secunderabad with immediate effect and from 15.06.2012 to 22.6.2012 when departing from Patna.
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Northeast train services partially resume after two weeks


rain services between southern Assam and northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram were partially restored on Thursday, connecting the region with the rest of India, after heavy landslides damaged rail tracks about two weeks ago, an official said. "The Northeast Frontier
Railway (NFR) authority has decided to resume services of one or two trains in this region. Normal services would be restored by early next week," an NFR spokesperson told reporters at Silchar in Assam. The railway services were suspended in the region on June 1 after landslides, triggered by heavy rains, damaged tracks at several places between Harangajao and Mailongdisa railway stations in southern Assam's Dima Hasao district, around 300 km from Guwahati, Assam's main city.
"The restored tracks might not take the pressure of many trains for a few days, but we hope to restore normal services soon," the official said.
The employees of NFR's Lumding division worked round-the-clock the past two weeks to clear the debris and restored over 150 metres of rail tracks, the spokesperson said, adding that senior officials have been camping in the area to supervise the work.
However, a trial run of a goods train with four wagons failed on Saturday as it was derailed, an NFR official said.
The lone metre-gauge railway line (with track gauge of 1,000 mm) from Guwahati passes through Dima Hasao district, connecting Tripura's capital Agartala and parts of Manipur and Mizoram with the rest of India.
With the suspension of train services, supply of essential comodities and food grain has been severely hit in Tripura, Mizoram and other parts of the region, sending their prices sky high.
The Tripura government has asked NFR authorities to run additional trains to carry essential commodities and food grain to the region.
It has also requested the Food Corporation of India (FCI) to build buffer stock of rice and other commodities for the state within the next fortnight, before the monsoon intensifies in the region.
"The state food and civil supplies department has requested the FCI and the union ministry of food to help the state stock essential commodities, specially rice," an official of the Tripura government said.
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WR INTRODUCES NEW SECURITY HELPLINE NO.1311 FOR ITS SUBURBAN COMMUTERS


WR has introduced a new Security helpline No. 1311 for its suburban commuters. This helpline No. is easier to remember and use. With the introduction of new number, old number 1276 is not operational now.

The suburban commuters of Western Railway can call this number from their mobiles or landline phones in case of emergencies. It has been introduced with immediate effect.
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CANCELLATION/DIVERSION/REGULATION/PARTIAL CANCELLATION/RESCHEDULING OF TRAINS DUE TO YARD REMODELLING WORK AT GHAZIABAD AND CONNECTING 3RD LINE BETWEEN ALIGARH AND GHAZIABAD


In order to improve train operational facilities at Ghaziabad station and connect 3rd line between Aligarh and Ghaziabad, Northern Railway will undertake remodelling work at Ghaziabad station yard for 5 days for which there will be eight mega traffic blocks from 15.6.2012 to 19.6.2012. During the period of traffic blocks for 2 hours from 1.00 a.m. to 3.00 a.m. on 15.6.2012, 6 hours block from 10.30 p.m. on 16.6.2012 to 4.30 a.m. on 17.6.2012, 3 hours block each from 1.00 a.m. to 4.00 a.m. on 18.6.2012 and 19.6.2012, the following trains scheduled to run on the section will remain cancelled, diverted, regulated, partially cancelled or rescheduled as under:-

REGULATION/PARTIAL CANCELLATION OF TRAINS ON 15.06.2012

Regulation of Trains on 15.06.2012
ØThe 15707 Katihar-Amritsar Amarpali Express and 13111 Sealdah-Delhi Jn. Lal Quila Express trains will be regulated for 1 hour each on North Central Railway.
ØThe 54308 Delhi-Moradabad passenger train will be regulated at Sahibabad for 40 minutes.

Partial Cancellation of trains on 15.6.2012

ØThe 64051 Palwal-New Delhi-Ghaziabad EMU train will be short terminated at Sahibabad and will remain partially cancelled between Ghaziabad-Sahibabad.
ØThe 64421 Ghaziabad-New Delhi EMU will originate from Sahibabad and remain cancelled between Ghaziabad and Sahibabad.
CANCELLATION/DIVERSION/REGULATION/PARTIAL CANCELLATION OF TRAINS ON 16.06.2012
Cancellation of Trains on 16.6.2012
ØThe 64415 New Delhi-Ghaziabad EMU,14724/14723 Biwani-Kanpur Central-Bhiwani Kalindi Express, 13040 Delhi-Howrah Janata Express, 64113 Khurja-Shakurbasti EMU, 64036 Shakurbasti-Ghaziabad EMU,12451/12452 Kanpur Central-New Delhi-Kanpur Central Shram Shakti Express, 54075/54076 Shahjahanpur-Delhi-Shahjahanpur passenger and 54085/54086 Delhi-Rewari-Delhi passenger trains will remain cancelled on 16.6.2012.





Diversion of Trains on 16.06.2012
ØThe 14041 Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Dehradun Massoorie Express train will be diverted to run via Shamli-Tapri-Lakshar.
ØThe 12205 New Delhi-Dehradun AC Express, 12230 New Delhi-Lucknow Mail, 15013 Delhi-Kathgodam Ranikhet Express and 12234 New Delhi-Lucknow Express trains will be diverted to run via Shamli-Tapri.
ØThe 04051 Anand Vihar-Jammu Tawi Special train will be diverted to run via Sahibabad-Shamli-Saharanpur.
ØThe 12802 New Delhi-Puri Purushottam Express, 12428 New Delhi-Rewa Express and 14056 Delhi Jn.-Dibrugarh Town Brahmputra Mail trains will be diverted to run via Palwal-Agra Cantt.-Tundla,
ØThe 14218 Chandigarh-Allahabad Unchahar Express train will be diverted to run via Ambala-Saharanpur-Meerut-Khurja.

Partial Cancellation of train on 16.6.2012

ØThe 64034 Shakurbasti-New Delhi-Ghaziabad EMU train will be short terminated at Sahibabad and will remain partially cancelled between Sahibabad -Ghaziabad.
ØThe 54540 Ambala-Delhi Jn.-Hazrat Nizamuddin passenger train will be short terminated at Meerut city and will remain partially cancelled between Meerut City-Delhi Jn.-Hazrat Nizamuddin.
ØThe 64409 Ghaizbad-Delhi Jn.- New Delhi EMU train will short originat from Sahibabad and will remain cancelled between Sahibabad.-Ghaziabad.
ØThe 13414/13484 Delhi Jn.-Farakka Express will short originate from Dadri and will remain partially cancelled between Delhi Jn.-Dadri.

CANCELLATION/DIVERSION/REGULATION/PARTIAL CANCELLATION OF TRAINS ON 17.06.2012
Cancellation of Trains on 17.6.2012

ØThe 64422 New Delhi-Ghaziabad EMU train will remain cancelled on 17.6.2012.
ØThe 64420 Ghaziabad-Delhi-Hazrat Nizamuddin EMU train will remain cancelled on 17.6.2012.

Partial Cancellation of train on 17.6.2012

ØThe 64051 Palwal-New Delhi-Ghaziabad EMU train will be short terminated at Sahibabad and will remain partially cancelled between Sahibabad-Ghaziabad.
ØThe 64421 Ghaziabad-New Delhi EMU train will short originate from Sahibabad and will remain partially cancelled between Ghaziabad-Sahibabad.
ØThe 54539 Hazrat Nizamuddin-Delhi Jn.-Ambala passenger train will short originate from Meerut City and will remain partially cancelled between Hazrat Nizamuddin-Delhi Jn.-Meerut City.





Regulation of Trains on 17, 18 & 19.06.2012
ØThe 15707 Katihar-Amritsar Amarpali Express and 13111 Sealdah-Delhi Jn. Lal Quila Express trains will be regulated for 2 hours on North Central Railway.
ØThe 14217 Allahabad- Chandigarh Express train will be regulated for one hour on North Central Railway.
ØThe 18238 Amritsar-Bilaspur Chhattishgarh Express train will be regulated at Guldhar for 45 minutes.
ØThe 15014 Kathgodam-Delhi Express, 12557 Muzaffarpur-Anand Vihar Sapt Kranti Express and 54075 Sahajahanpur-Delhi passenger trains will be regulated at Moradabad for 45 to 60 minutes.

Partial Cancellation of Train on 18 & 19.6.2012.

ØThe 64051 Palwal-New Delhi-Ghaziabad EMU train will be short terminated at Sahibabad and will remain partially cancelled between Sahibabad-Ghaziabad.
ØThe 64421 Ghaziabad-New Delhi EMU train will short originate from Sahibabad and will remain partially cancelled between Ghaziabad-Sahibabad.

Rescheduling of trains on 17,18 & 19.6.2012.
ØThe 54308 Delhi Jn.- Moradabad passenger train scheduled to leave Delhi Jn. at 01.45 a.m. will be rescheduled to leave Delhi Jn. at 3.45 a.m. on 17, 18 & 19.6.2012.
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Cancellation / Partial Cancellation / Rescheduling / Running of Special Services Due to Line BlockBetweenHafizpeta and Sanathnagar For Track Improvement Works


South Central Railway will impose a Line Block from 14 30 hrs.to 17 30 hrs.betweenHafizpeta and Sanathnagar stations on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 10th June to 6th July,2012due to track improvement works. As a result, MMTS services o­n the section will be cancelled / partially cancelled / rescheduled and special services run as detailed below:-
MMTS Trains cancelled o­n Sundays, Tuesdays& Fridays:
Train No. 47114 / HL15Hyderabad-Lingampalli, scheduled to depart Hyderabad at 15.10 hrs.
Train No. 47140/ LH 15 Lingampalli-Hyderabad, scheduled to depart Lingampalli at 16.00 hrs.
Train No. 47117/ HL 18 Hyderabad- Lingampalli, scheduled to depart Hyderabad at 16.50 hrs.
Train No. 47142/ LH 17 Lingampalli-Hyderabad, scheduled to depart Lingamaplli at 18.10 hrs.
Train No. 47112/ HL13 Hyderabad-Lingampalli, scheduled to depart Hyderabad at 13.05 hrs.
Train No. 47139/ LH 14, Lingampalli-Hyderabad, scheduled to depart Lingamaplli at 15.05 hrs.
Train No. 47115/ HL16 Hyderabad-Lingampalli, scheduled to depart Hyderabad at 15.40 hrs.
Train No. 47116 /HL17 Hyderabad-Lingampalli, scheduled to depart Hyderabad at 16.00 hrs.
Train NO. 47141/ LH 16, Lingampalli-Hyderabad, scheduled to depart Lingamaplli at 16.50 hrs.
Train No. 47143/ LH 18, Lingampalli-Hyderabad, scheduled to departLingampalli at 18.25 hrs.
MMTS Trains cancelled o­n Tuesday & Friday:
1.Train No. 47113/ HL 14 Hyderabad-Lingampalli, scheduled to depart Hyderabad at 14.30 hrs.

MMTS Trains Partially Cancelled o­n Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays

1.No. 47216/ FL -17, Falaknuma-Lingamapalliwill be cancelled betweenSecunderabadand Lingampalli.

2.No. 47186/ LF-19 Lingampalli-Falaknuma will be cancelled between Lingampalli andSecunderabad.

3.No. 47185/ LF-18 Lingampalli-Falaknuma will be cancelled between Lingampalli and
Secunderabad.
4.No. 47217/ LF-20 Lingampalli-Falaknuma will be cancelledbetweenLingampalli and Secunderabad.

5.No. 47169/ FL-15 Falaknuma-Lingamaplli willbe cancelled between Falaknuma and Secunderabad.

6.Train No. 47163/ FL-20, Falaknuma-Lingamaplli will be cancelled between Falaknuma and Secunderabad.

7.Train No. 47187/ LF-21, Lingampalli-Secunderabad will be cancelled betweenLingampalli and Secunderabad.

8.Train No. 47210/ LF-22 Lingampalli-Falaknumawill be cancelled between Lingampalli and Secunderabad.

MMTS Trains Partially Cancelled o­n Tuesdays and Fridays

1.Train No. 47160/ FL 16 Falaknuma-Lingamapalli will be cancelled between Secunderabad and Lingampalli.

2.Train No. 47184/ LF-17, Lingampalli-Falaknuma will be cancelled between Lingampalli and Secunderabad.

3.Train No. 47161/ LF-18, Lingampalli-Falaknumawill be cancelled between Lingampalli and Secunderabad .

Short Terminated at Secunderabad :
1.Train No. 47197/ FH 1 Falaknuma-Hyderabad scheduled to departingFalaknuma at 08.45 hrs.willbe terminated atSecunderabad o­n Sundays.
2.Train No. 47155/ FL 08 Falaknuma-Lingampalli departingFalaknuma at 09.10 hrs. will be terminated at Secunderabad o­n Sundays.
Trains Re-Scheduled :
1.Train No. 47183 / LF-16 Lingampalli-Falaknuma departingLingampalli at 14.00 hrs. o­n Sunday, Tuesdays and Fridays.
2.Train No. 47188/ LF-23/MB2 departingLingampalli at 18.15 hrs.on Sunday, Tuesdays and Fridays.
The following Special services will be run for the convenience of the passengers.
Lingampalli –Secunderabad MMTS Trainwilldepart Lingampalli at 11.oo hrs. o­n Sundays.
Hyderabad-Secunderabad MMTS will depart Hyderabad at 13.05 hrs. o­n Sundays, Tuesdays& Fridays.
Hyderabad-SecunderabadMMTS will depart Hyderabad at 14.30 hrs. o­n Tuesdays& Fridays,
Hyderabad-Secunderabad will depart Hyderabad at 15.10 hrs. o­n Tuesdays& Fridays.
Secunderbad and Hyderabad MMTS will depart Secunderabad at 16.55 hrs. o­n Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays.
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STATUTORY INQUIRY INTO THE ACCIDENT INVOLVING YESVANTPUR-DIBRUGARH EXPRESS AND AUTO RICKSHAW AT AN UNMANNED LEVEL CROSSING BETWEEN KOIDAVALUR AND TALAMANCHIL RAILWAY STATIONS IN VIYAWADA DIVISION


STATUTORY INQUIRY WILL BE HELD INTO THE TRAIN ACCIDENT INVOLVING 15901 YESHWANTPUR-DIBRUGARH EXPRESS AND AUTO RICKSHAW AT 13.20HOURS o­n 12.6.12 AT UNMANNED RAILWAY LEVEL CROSSINGNUMBER 131AT KM 188/12-14, BETWEEN KODAVALURU AND TALAMANCHI RAILWAY STATIONS o­n BITTRAGUNTA-GUDUR BROAD-GAUGE DOUBLE LINE ELECTRIFIED SECTION OF VIJAYAWADA DIVISION

SHRI DINESH KUMAR SINGH, COMMISSIONER OF RAILWAY SAFETY, SOUTH CENTRAL CIRCE SECUNDERABAD, WOULD HOLD A STAUTORY INQUIRY INTO THE ABOVE ACCIDENT AT 10.00 HOURS o­n 15th OF JUNE 2012 IN RAILWAY VIP LOUNGE AT NELLORE RAILWAY STATION.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC HAVING KNOWLEDGE RELATING TO THE ABOVE ACCIDENT AND MATTERS CONNECTED THEREWITH AND DESIRE TO GIVE EVIDENCE MAY DO SO AT THE ABOVE PLACE o­n THE DATE OF THE ENQUIRY OR WRITE TO HIM AT HIS FOLLOWING OFFICIAL ADDRESS:

THE COMMISSIONER OF RAILWAY SAFETY, SOUTH CENTRAL CIRCLE, OPPOSITE TO RAIL NILAYAM, SAROJINI DEVI ROAD SECUNDERABAD - 500 071 OR CONTACT HIM o­n PHONE NUMBER :040 – 27820104
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PATTERN OF TRAIN SERVICES DUE TO LINE BLOCK


Due to line block in connection with engineering work at Perani yard from 15thto 18th June 2012 & 20th June 2012, following will be the pattern of train services in Chennai Egmore – Villupuram section.



15.6.2012, 16.6.2012 & 17.6.2012 (Friday to Sunday)

1)T.No.16736 Tiruchendur – Chennai Egmore Chendur Express will be regulated at Mundiyambakkam for 50 minutes and will arrive 70 minutes late at Chennai.

2)T.No.12606 Tiruchchirappalli – Chennai Egmore Pallavan Express will be regulated at Mundiyambakkam for 30 minutes and will arrive 70 minutes late at Chennai.

3)T.No.12636 Madurai – Chennai Egmore Vaigai Express will be regulated at for 25 minutes and will arrive 40 minutes late at Chennai.

4)T.No.66046 Villupuram – Melmaruvathur Passenger will be fully cancelled.

5)T.No.22403 Puducherry – New Delhi Express & T.No.14259 Rameswaram – Varanasi Express will be regulated at Villupuram, Mundiyambakkam and Vikravandi and will arrive 85 minutes late at Villupuram.

6)T.No.56038 Puducherry – Chennai Egmore Passenger & T.No.56042 Puducherry – Tirupathy Passenger will be partially cancelled between Puducherry and Tindivanam.

7)T.No.16127 Chennai Egmore – Guruvayur Express will be regulated at Tindivanam for 30 minutes and at Mailam for 50 minutes.

8)T.No.16853 Chennai Egmore – Tiruchchirappalli Cholan Express will be regulated at Olakur and will arrive 80 minutes late at Villupuram.

9)T.No.12635 Chennai Egmore – Madurai Vaigai Express scheduled to leave Chennai Egmore at 12.45 hrs. will leave late by 45 minutes.

10)T.No.56037 Chennai Egmore – Puducherry Passenger & T.No.56041 Tirupathy – Puducherry Passenger will be partially cancelled between Tindivanam and Puducherry.

11)T.No.66045 Melmaruvathur – Villupuram Passenger will be fully cancelled.

12)T.No.12898 Bhubaneswar – Puducherry Express and T.No.18496 Bhubaneswar – Rameswaram Express will be regulated at Melmaruvathur, Olakur and Tindivanam and will arrive 95 minutes late at Villupuram.



Many trains running o­n this section will be regulated enroute and will arrive upto 30 minutes late at the destination station.



18.6.2012 (Monday)

1)T.No.16736 Tiruchendur – Chennai Egmore Chendur Express will be regulated enroute and will arrive 50 minutes late at Chennai.

2)T.No.12606 Tiruchchirappalli – Chennai Egmore Pallavan Express will be regulated enroute and will arrive 60 minutes late at Chennai.

3)T.No.12636 Madurai – Chennai Egmore Vaigai Express will be regulated enroute and will arrive 60 minutes late at Chennai.

4)T.No.66046 Villupuram – Melmaruvathur Passenger will be fully cancelled.

5)T.No.16127 Chennai Egmore – Guruvayur Express will be regulated enroute and will arrive 60 minutes late at Villupuram .

6)T.No.16853 Chennai Egmore – Tiruchchirappalli Cholan Express will be regulated enroute and will arrive 30 minutes late at Villupuram.

7)T.No.12635 Chennai Egmore – Madurai Vaigai Express scheduled to leave Chennai Egmore at 12.45 hrs. will leave late by 45 minutes.

8)T.No.56037 Chennai Egmore – Puducherry Passenger will be regulated enroute and will arrive late 2 hrs. and 10 minutes late at Villupuram.

9)T.No.56041 Tirupathy – Puducherry Passenger will be regulated enroute and will arrive 1 hr. 20 minutes late at Villupuram.

10)T.No.66045 Melmaruvathur – Villupuram Passenger will be fully cancelled.

11)T.No.18496 Bhubaneswar – Rameswaram Express will be regulated enroute and will arrive 30 minutes late at Villupuram.



Many trains running o­n this section will be regulated enroute and will arrive upto 75 minutes late at the destination station.



20.6.2012 (Wednesday)

1)T.No.16736 Tiruchendur – Chennai Egmore Chendur Express will be regulated enroute and will arrive 30 minutes late at Chennai.

2)T.No.12606 Tiruchchirappalli – Chennai Egmore Pallavan Express will be regulated enroute and will arrive 30 minutes late at Chennai.

3)T.No.12636 Madurai – Chennai Egmore Vaigai Express will be regulated enroute and will arrive 20 minutes late at Chennai.

4)T.No.22403 Puducherry – New Delhi Express & T.No.14259 Rameswaram – Varanasi Express will be regulated enroute and will arrive 10 minutes late at Gudur .

5)T.No.16127 Chennai Egmore – Guruvayur Express will be regulated enroute and will arrive 30 minutes late at Villupuram.

6)T.No.16853 Chennai Egmore – Tiruchchirappalli Cholan Express will be regulated enroute and will arrive 20 minutes late at Villupuram.

7)T.No.12635 Chennai Egmore – Madurai Vaigai Express scheduled to leave Chennai Egmore at 12.45 hrs. will leave late by 30 minutes.

8)T.No.56037 Chennai Egmore – Puducherry Passenger will be regulated enroute and will arrive late by 45 minutes at Villupuram.

9)T.No.56041 Tirupathy – Puducherry Passenger will be regulated enroute and will arrive late by 45 minutes at Villupuram.

10)T.No.12898 Bhubaneswar – Puducherry Express and T.No.18496 Bhubaneswar – Rameswaram Express will be regulated enroute and will arrive 30 minutes late at Villupuram.



Many trains running o­n this section will be regulated enroute and are likely to arrive upto 85 minutes late at the destination station.
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AUGMENTATION OF TRAINS


To clear the extra rush of passengers, T.No.12661/12662 Chennai Egmore – Sengottai – Chennai Egmore Podhigai Express trains have been temporarily augmented with one Second Class Chair Car Coach for a period of one month from 15.6.2012 to 14.7.2012 from Chennai Egmore and from 16.6.2012 to 15.7.2012 from Sengottai.

The Second Class Chair Car coach is fully reserved.
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South-western Railways launches special Bangalore – Tirunelveli trains


The South-western Railways will run special trains from Bangalore to Tirunelveli through Salem, Erode, and Karur to deal with the large number of passengers.
The Bangalore to Tirunelveli Special (train number 06515) will leave Bangalore at 6:45 a.m. on Sunday and arrive at Tirunelveli at 7:30 p.m. the next day from June 10 and June 24.
The Tirunelveli to Bangalore Special (train number 06516) will leave Tirunelveli at 10:55 p.m. on Sunday and will arrive at Bangalore at 12:50 p.m. on the next day.
The special trains will have an AC 3-tier, an AC 2-tier-cum-3-tier, 10 sleeper class, 6 general second class, and 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches. They will stop at Bangalore Cantonment, Hosur, Dharmapuri, Salem, Erode, Karur, Dindigul, Madurai, Virudunagar, Sattur, Kovilpatti, and Vanchi Maniyachchi.
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Western Railway will attach 29 Extra Coaches


 For the convenience of passengers, Western Railway is attaching extra coaches in its regular trains on daily basis. WR will attach 29 extra coaches in its major long distance trains on 11th June 2012, out of which 12 coaches will be added in trains originating from Mumbai ie Mumbai Central and Bandra Terminus.

          Accordingly, two extra coaches including one 2AC and one 3AC extra coach are planned to be attached in 12951 Rajdhani Express on 11.6.12. Similarly,one 3AC and one Sleeper coach ie two coaches will be attached extra in 12903 Golden Temple Mail and one extra Sleeper coach will be provided in 12955 Jaipur Express. WR will also  attach extra coaches in Mumbai-Ahmedabad Shatabdi express, Mumbai-Ahmedabad Duronto express, Mumbai-Ahmedabad Karnavati  express,etc.

         In all, WR will add 29 extra coaches in its regular trains on Monday. These include 12 coaches in trains starting from Ahmedabad, 4 coaches in trains starting from Indore and one extra coach in 12936 Surat - Bandra Terminus express.

        Wait listed Tatkal ticket holders are given priority in confirmation of berths/seats in these extra coaches followed by the confirmation to the general wait listed passengers.
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12 June 2012

Increase in Frequency of Mumbai-Nagpur Duranto Triweekly Express to Daily from 16.6.2012


INCREASE IN FREQUENCY OF MUMBAI - NAGPUR DURANTO EXPRESS TRI-WEEKLY TO DAILY



Ministry of Railways have decided to increase the frequency of 12289 /12290 Mumbai - Nagpur - Mumbai "Duranto" Express from Tri-Weekly to Daily with effect from 16.6.2012.

The details are as under:-



12289 Mumbai-Nagpur Duranto Tri-weekly (Mon, Wed & Fri) will run Daily from 16.6.2012

12290 Nagpur-Mumbai Duranto Tri-weekly (Sun, Tue & Thu) will run Daily from 17.6.2012



Reservation: Bookings for services of increased frequency will be open from 9.6.2012.
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Traffic Block on 10.6.2012 is POSTPONED


TRAFFIC BLOCK o­n 10.6.2012 IS POSTPONED



Please refer to this office mail dated 7.6.2012 in connection with traffic block between Thane-Titwala and Thane-Ambarnath o­n all lines from 11.10 am to 3.10 pm o­n 10.6.2012 for DC-AC test charging.



Kindly note that the Traffic Block o­n 10.6.2012 is POSTPONED repeat POSTPONED till further advice.



THERE WILL BE NO MEGA BLOCK o­n MAIN LINE AND HARBOUR LINE o­n 10.6.2012

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Ensured Reservation for Tatkal Waitlisted Passengers in CR Trains


Central Railway will attach additional coach in following pairs of trains for Tatkal waitlisted passengers.  The trains are:



1. 12051/12052 Mumbai-Madgaon-Mumbai Janshatabdi Express from 10.6.2012 to 30.6.2012 (one second class seating)

2. 12071 Mumbai-Aurangabad Janshatabdi Express from 10.6.2012 to 30.6.2012 (one second class seating)

3. 12072 Aurangabad-Mumbai Janshatabdi Express from 11.6.2012 to 1.7.2012 (one second class seating)

4. 11007/11008 Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai Deccan Express from 10.6.2012 to 30.6.2012 (one second class seating)

5. 12113 Pune-Nagpur Garibrath Express from 12.6.2012 to 29.6.2012 (one AC-3 Tier)

6. 12114 Nagpur-Pune Garibrath Express from 13.6.2012 to 30.6.2012 (one AC-3 Tier)

7. 12135 Pune-Nagpur Express from 11.6.2012 to 30.6.2012 (one Sleeper class)

8. 12136 Nagpur-Pune Express from 12.6.2012 to 1.7.2012 (one sleeper class)



The attachment of coaches in the nominated trains can be ascertained from the Commercial Control numbers given below:



Mumbai Division      : 022-22659563/22755646

Solapur Division      : 0217-2312752

Pune Division      : 020-26105121

Nagpur Division      : 0712-2544386

Bhusaval Division      : 02582-223004



Tatkal waitlisted passengers will be given confirmed reservation in the respective additional coach.  After clearing the Tatkal waitlisted passengers if any seats/berths are available, normal waitlisted passengers will be automatically given confirmation in the additional coach.



RESERVATION:        Bookings open for trains at Sr.No.1, 2 & 4 from 9.6.2012

                                 for trains at Sr.No.7 & 8 from 10.6.2012

                  For other trains - 24 hrs before the departure of the train.



This provision is being made o­n experimental basis and Railways have the right to withdraw this facility from any of the above mentioned train.
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TEMPORARY LEVEL CROSSING GATE DURING RATH YATRA


To facilitate better vehicular movements during Car Festival (Rath Yatra) at Puri, Railway administration has decided to open a new Temporary Level Crossing Gate for a period of 15 days i.e. from 06.00hrs of 19th June 2012 to 06.00hrs of 3rd July 2012 at Malatipatapur end of Puri Railway Station.
During this period, this Level Crossing Gate will be manned round the clock for the convenience of general public and road traffic. The existing manned Level Crossing Gate will be closed for road traffic during this period.
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7 June 2012

Weekly Special Trains Between Bangalore and Patna


In order to clear the extra rush of traffic, a weeklyspecial trains between Bangalore and Patna will be run from 12th June to 28th June, 2012 as per the following schedule.
Train No.06513 Bangalore - Patna weekly Special Train (3 Services) will depart Bangalore at 10 10 hrs o­n Tuesdays (i.e o­n 12th , 19th and 26thJune, 2012) andarrive Patna at 09 50 hrs on Thursdays. In the return direction Train No. 06514 Patna-Bangalore weekly Special Train(3 Services) will depart Patna at 20 10hrs o­n Thursdays (i.e o­n 14th,21st and 28th June, 2012) andarrive Bangalore at 21 00 hrs o­n Saturdays.
Enroute, these trains will stop at Bangalorecantt., Jolarpettai, Katpadi Jn, Arakkonam Jn, Chennai Central, Gudur, Vijayawada, Balharshah , Nagpur, Itarsi, Jabalpur, Katni, Satna, Manikpur, Mughalsarai, Buxar, Ara and Danapur.
These Trains will have Tensleeper class,one AC III Tier, o­ne AC II Tier cum III Tier,six General Second Class and Two Second Class Luggage-cum-Brake Van Coaches totaling to Twenty coaches.
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SCR to Observe “ International Level Crossing Awareness Day on 7th June, 2012 and Conduct Special Safety Drive


Every year, UIC (International Union of Railways)observes o­ne day as the International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD).This year, 7th June, 2012 is being observed as ILCAD. Indian Railways is participating in this global campaign to sensitize road users to enhance safety at level crossings. The International Level Crossing Awareness Day focuses o­n educational measures and promotion of safe behaviour at and around level crossings.

The number of accidents at unmanned level crossingsoccurring o­n Indian Railways is a matter of concern.At present, there are 2236 level crossings over South Central Railway, out of which 879 are unmanned level crossings, where the accidents occur primarily due to inadequate precautions by the road users likefailing to observe the mandatorysign boards, and basic traffic safety rules as per the Motor Vehicles Act.

Special Safety Drive: South Central Railway launches a seven days long Special Safety Drive especially targeting safety at unmanned level crossings from 7thto 13thJune, 2012with a view to eradicate accidents at unmanned level crossings.The drive focuses o­n organizing public awareness campaigns to educateand counsel the road users and make them aware of the relevant provisions related tosafe crossing of Level Crossings such as:-

Organizing safety Seminars at various places in the Divisions including Road Transport offices and Educational institutions.
Checking the whistling habits of Loco Pilotswhile approaching the level crossings by deputing officers and supervisors in the first coach immediately after the Locos of the trains.
Joint ambush checks involving Railway Protection Force, Government Railway Police & Civil Authorities at the level crossings toapprehend errant road users under sections of MotorVehicle Act.
Ensuring availability of speed breakers whistle boards, road signs and stop boards etc.,at Level Crossing gates.
South Central Railway has formulated aSafety Action Plan to eliminate all the unmanned Level Crossings by 2015 through various measures such as replacement of Unmanned Level Crossingswith Limited Height subways, Road Over Bridges, Road Under Bridges, suitable diversions and manning of Unmanned Level Crossing Gatesetc.During the last two years (2010-11 & 2011-12), 357 UnmannedLevelCrossingshavebeeneliminated in SCR.Apart from elimination of Unmanned Level Crossings, a large number of campaigns / programs are also being organized.

Cooperation from all Road Vehicle users is solicited in following the safety procedures while crossing unmanned level crossings.The simple act of stopping and looking out for any approaching train in both directions and then crossing the track in a safe manner at unmanned level crossings will avoid any scope for accident.Alertness and cautionon the part of road users is of prime importance to achieve zero accidents at level crossing gates.
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INCREASE IN FREQUENCY OF BHOPAL- PRATAPGARH BI-WEEKLY EXPRESS & RE-NUMBERING OF BHOPAL- PRATAPGARH WEEKLY EXPRESS TRAIN


To increase the passenger carrying capacity for the convenience of rail passengers, Northern Railway has decided to increase the frequency of the train no. 12183/12184 Bhopal- Pratapgarh- Bhopal Bi-Weekly Express from two days a week to run three days a week as 12183/12184 Bhopal- Pratapgarh- Bhopal Tri-Weekly Express train.
The 12183 Bhopal- Pratapgarh Tri-Weekly Express train will run on every Sunday, Tuesday and Friday from 07.10.2012 when departing from Bhopal; while in thereturn direction, the 12184 Pratapgarh- Bhopal Tri-Weekly Express train will run on every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 08.10.2012 when departing from Pratapgarh.

The train no. 12193/12194 Bhopal- Pratapgarh- Bhopal Weekly Express train will be re- numbered as 12183/12184 Bhopal- Pratapgarh- Bhopal Weekly Express train from 07.10.2012 (Sunday) when departing from Bhopal and from 08.10.2012( Monday) when departing from Pratapgarh.
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KONKAN RAILWAY INTRODUCES MONSOON TABLE WITH EFFECT FROM 10th JUNE-2012


As per the practice in vogue, this year also Monsoon Time Table is being implemented on Konkan Railway Route w.e.f 10th June to 31st Oct’12 to provide safe passage to its trains during monsoon season. Monsoon timings will come into effect from 10 June, 2012 (i.e., train leaving from originating stations on 10-06-2012). There may be slight variation in these timings due to introduction of All India Time Table w.e.f 01.07.2012. Our esteemed Passengers may check the timings before undertaking journey.

Salient features of Monsoon Time Table:

Train No. 16337/16338 Okha-Ernakulam Bi-weekly express will be partially cancelled between Hapa-Okha-Hapa.
Departure timings of the following trains will be proponed & postponed from the originating point:-
Train No.

Exiting Dep. Timings

Revised Dep. w.e.f.10/06/12

10104 Madgaon-CSTM Mondovi Express

09.30 hrs

08.30 hrs

12617 Ernakulam-Nizamuddin Mangala Exp

13.05 hrs

10.45 hrs

12052 Madgaon-CSTM Janshatabdi Exp

14.30 hrs

12.10 hrs

12620 Mangalore-LTT Matsyagandha Exp

14.40 hrs

12.50 hrs

10112 Madgaon-CSTM Konkankanya Exp

18.00 hrs

16.45 hrs

50106 Sawantwadi-Diva Passenger                  

08.25 hrs

08.35 hrs

12449 Madgaon-Nizamuddin Goa Sampark Kranti Exp.                                    

11.20 hrs  

12.25 hrs

12134 Mangalore-CSTM Express

14.00 hrs

16.45 hrs
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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 14th June 2012. As a result, some of the trains will be cancelled and short terminated up to 16th June 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 will be cancelled o­n every Sundays & second Saturdays upto 10th June 2012 from both the direction.

            78411/78412 Bhubaneswar- Khalikote- Bhubaneswar passenger, 78419/78420/78421/7822 Bhubaneswar-Balugaon-Palasa-Bhubaneswar passenger will remain cancelled upto 16th June 2012 from both the directions.

SHORT TERMINATION

            18411/18412 Bhubaneswar-Visakhapatnam-Bhubaneswar Inter City Express will run between Palasa-Visakhapatnam-Palasa till 16thJune 2012 and will be cancelled between Bhubaneswar-Palasa-Bhubaneswar from both the direction.

            58001/58002 Santragachhi-Puri-Santragachhi passenger will run between Santragachi and Kapilas Road and will remain cancelled between Puri & Kapilas Road from both the directions till 16th June 2012.

            58131/58132 Rourkela-Puri-Rourkela passenger will run between Rourkela and Cuttack and will remain cancelled between Puri & Cuttack from both the directions till 16th June 2012.

            58005/58006 Kharagpur-Khurda Road-Kharagpur passenger will run between Kharagpur & Bhubaneswar and will remain cancelled between Bhubaneswar & Khurda Road from both the directions till 16thJune 2012.

            18303/18304 Sambalpur-Puri-Sambalpur Inter City Express will be short terminated at Bhubaneswar and will remain cancelled between Bhubaneswar & Puri from both the directions.

            58418/58417Gunupur-Puri-Gunupur passenger will be short terminated at Nirakarpur and will remain cancelled between Nirakarpur & Puri and 58414/58413 Talcher-Puri-Talcher passenger will be short terminated at Cuttack and will remain cancelled between Cuttack & Puri from both the direction till further advice.
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DIVERSION OF TRAINS FOR MODERNISATION WORK


South Eastern Railway has taken another 64 hours Traffic & Power Block o­n Up Line between Jaleswar & Amarda Road Stations in Kharagpur-Bhadrak section of Kharagpur Division from 05.00hrs of 8th June 2012 (Friday) to 21.00hrs o­f 10th June 2012 (Sunday) for regirdering of bridge work.

As a result, some of the trains running in Howrah-Chennai Main Line will be diverted and some trains to be cancelled during the above period.

DIVERSION:

12802 New Delhi-Puri Purushottam Express leaving New Delhi o­n 7th & 8thJune 2012 will run o­n diverted route via Tata-Dangoaposi-Jakhapura and Cuttack.

18478 Haridwar-Puri Kalinga Utkal Express leaving Haridwar o­n 7th & 8thJune 2012 will run o­n diverted route via Jharsuguda-Sambalpur-Angul and Cuttack.

16310 Patna-Ernakulum Weekly Express leaving Patna o­n 8th June shall be diverted via Adra-Chandil-Jharsuguda-Sambalpur & Vizianagaram.

12508 Guwahati-Ernakulum weekly express leaving Guwahati o­n 8th June 2012 shall be diverted via Kharagpur-Jharsuguda-Nagpur & Balharshah.

12754 New Jalpaigudi-Chennai weekly Express leaving New Jalpaigudi o­n 8th June 2012 will be diverted via Adra-Chandil-Nagpur & Balharshah.

15630 Guwahati-Chennai Egmore weekly express leaving Guwahati o­n 8th June 2012 will be diverted via Asansol - Joychandi Pahar-Garhdhrubeswar-Chandil, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur and Vizianagaram.

15902 Dibrugarh-Yesvantpur weekly Express leaving Dibrugarh o­n 8th June 2012 shall be diverted via Kharagpur-Jharsuguda-Sambalpur & Vizianagaram.

12585 Howrah-Sambalpur weekly express leaving Howrah o­n 9th June 2012 will run o­n diverted route via Kharagpur-Tata-Jharsuguda.

Similarly 12801 Puri-New Delhi Purushottam Express leaving Puri o­n 8th & 9th June 2012 shall be diverted via Jakhapura- Dangoaposi & Tata.

18477 Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express leaving Puri o­n 8th & 9thJune 2012 shall be diverted via Angul-Sambalpur City & Jharsuguda.

12509 Bangalore-Guwahati Express leaving Bangalore from 6th to 8thJune 2012 shall be diverted via Balharshah-Nagpur-Jharsuguda & Kharagpur.

15227 Yesvantpur-Muzaffarpur Weekly Express leaving Yesvantpur o­n 6th June 2012 shall be diverted via Balharshah-Nagpur-Jharsuguda & Kharagpur.

15929 Chennai Egmore -Dibrugarh weekly express leaving Chennai Egmore o­n 7thJune 2012 shall be diverted via Vizianagaram-Sambalpur-Jharsuguda & Kharagpur.

16323 Thiruvanantpuram-Shalimar Express leaving Thiruvanantpuram o­n 7thJune 2012 shall be diverted via Balharshah-Nagpur-Jharsuguda & Kharagpur.

12586 Sambalpur-Howrah weekly express leaving Sambalpur o­n 8th June 2012 will run o­n diverted route via Jharsuguda-Tata & Kharagpur.

12821/12822 Howrah-Puri-Howrah Dhauli Express and 18409/18410 Howrah-Puri-Howrah Jagannath Express will stop at all the stations between Kharagpur & Balasore from 8thto 10th June 2012. Similarly, 12842 Chennai-Howrah Coromandal Express will stop at all the stations between Balasore & Jaleswar from 8thto 10th June 2012.

CANCELLATION:

          58005/58006 Kharagpur-Khurda Road-Kharagpur passenger will be cancelled o­n 8th & 9thJune 2012.

58010 Jajpur Keonjhar Road-Kharagpur passenger will be short terminated at Balasore and will return back as 58009 Kharagpur- Jajpur Keonjhar Road passenger from Balasore to Jajpur Keonjhar Road o­n 8th & 9th June 2012 and the services of this train will be cancelled between Balasore & Kharagpur from both the direction.

22874/22873 Visakhapatnam-Digha-Visakhapatnam weekly express shall be cancelled o­n 7thJune from Visakhapatnam & o­n 8th June from Digha respectively.
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KONKAN RAILWAY CARRIES OUT VARIOUS GEO-SAFETY WORKS


Konkan Railway is always committed to the cause of Safety and Security of its Esteemed Passengers. In order to ensure safety measures before the onset of monsoon, as also to stabilize the cuttings and make the track safe to travel, KRCL has carried out various Geo-safety Works on its route as a pre-cautionary measure prior to on-set of monsoon this year.


The intensity of rainfall is very high on KR region. The annual average rainfall is 3500 – 4500mm with intensity of rainfall frequently exceeding 80mm per hour.


The lateritic rocks, with the lethomargic clay combinations is having constant geological change, and the experience has been that the deep cutting slopes become unstable under the heavy intense rainfall conditions. Since then efforts are being made to regularly inspect the vulnerable spots and stabilize them by various Geo-Safety works. Multi disciplinary Expert Committees had been appointed to address the issue. Based on the recommendations of the expert committees / teams, essential works have been identified and completed since the commissioning of Railway line.


KRCL has continuously been executing the following Geo-tech safety works to stabilize the cuttings. The main Geo-tech safety works already done are:


 Easing of slopes by providing berms and flattening of deep cuttings slopes.
Providing steel boulder netting as isolated boulder fall prevention measures in cuttings.
Shotcreting and rock bolting of tunnels.
Providing RCC retaining wall and Gabion wall.
Providing micro piling & soil nailing.
Providing side drains and catch water drain lining.etc.
The incidences of boulder fall/ soil slips have been reduced considerably after completing flattening of deep cutting slopes, rock bolting / shotcreting of tunnels, construction of lined catch water drains etc. As of now 74 nos. of cuttings have been completed.


The total expenditure for the period from 1999 to April 2012 incurred towards the various Geo-Tech safety works on Konkan Railway is approximately `267.00 Crores.


GROUND SETTLEMENT AT NIVSAR STATION YARD:


KRCL has successfully tackled the problem of Ground settlement at Nivsar Station Yard which was a bottle neck in smooth running of traffic. KRCL had tackled the problem by providing a diversion line at Nivsar Station yard before monsoon 2011.


Therefore, there was no unusual occurrence of ground settlement during the last year and the traffic has been running uninterrupted since then. 


POMENDI CUTTING:


Pomendi cutting is one of the vulnerable cutting in Ratnagiri region. The depth of the cutting is more than 45 meters. KRCL approached Technical Expert Committees to help resolve the difficulties faced at Pomendi cutting. Accordingly as per the recommendations of the Expert Committees various Geo tech safety works were carried out which included widening of the deep cutting slopes by providing berms, concrete lined Catch water drains, Berm water drains, cross drains etc. for making the slopes stable. 


Approximately 3 lacs cum of Earthwork was executed and approximately 1200 cum of concrete lining is in progress. 


Landslides had occurred during monsoon 2011 on 17th June, 17th July and 30th August’ 2011. The traffic was interrupted for 2 days, 4 days and 1 day respectively during the above mentioned period.


KRCL worked round the clock on war footing basis to handle the crisis and left no stone unturned in struggling to restore the traffic in the least time frame.


This year all the requisite monsoon precautionary works have been executed to avoid any unusuals/ landslides at Pomendi Cutting.


Other than the above, following  additional safety precautions have been taken


Patrolling of unlined portion of tunnels round the clock and throughout the year is being done. 
Monsoon patrolling (block section to block section) is done during monsoons.
Watchmen are posted at vulnerable locations i.e in cuttings, bridges and embankments.
Adequate stock of reserve material has been made available for tackling monsoon emergencies.
One excavator mounted on BFR has been kept at Ratnagiri and Verna to attend to any cases of soil slippage/ boulder fall if any during monsoon for immediate restoration of traffic.
Necessary liaisoning is also maintained with the concerned State Govt. Authorities so that release of excess water from reservoirs / dams/ bunds do not affect the Railway Traffic.
Konkan Railway implements a monsoon time table on its route to ensure smooth train operations during rainy season.      
Konkan Railway has spent about 3 Cr for the pre-cautionary pre-monsoon safety measures during the current year. It can thus be seen that   all out efforts have been made by KRCL for ensuring the safety and punctuality of the running trains so as to render utmost comfort to the public travelling on KRCL route.

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