Tuesday, 20 August 2013

SPECIAL TRAINS BETWEEN BANDRA TERMINUS AND VELANKANNI

Bandra Terminus – Velankanni – Bandra Terminus Special:

T.No.09013 Bandra Terminus – Velankanni Special will leave Bandra Terminus 23.55 hrs. on 27.8.2013, leave Katpadi at 04.15 hrs. on 29.8.2013 and arrive Velankanni at 12.30 hrs. on 29.8.2013.
T.No.09014 Velankanni – Bandra Terminus Special will leave Velankanni at 17.00 hrs. on 29.8.2013, leave Katpadi at 03.00 hrs. on 30.8.2013 and arrive Bandra Terminus at 07.35 hrs. on 31.8.2013.

The composition of the trains will be 1 AC 2-tier-cum-AC 3 tier, 1 AC 3-tier, 7 Sleeper Class, 7 General Second Class and 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches.

The trains will stop at Borivali, Vasai Road, Kalyan, Pune, Solapur, Wadi, Raichur, Manthralayam Road, Gooty, Yerraguntla, Cuddappah, Renigunta, Tirupati, Katpadi, Vellore, Arni Road, Tiruvannamalai, Tirukkovilur, Villupuram, Tiruppadirippuliyur, Chidambaram, Sirkazhi, Mayiladuthurai, Tiruvarur and Nagapattinam.

Advance reservation for Train No.09014 Velankanni – Bandra Terminus will commence on 21.8.2013.
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SCR to Run One Janatha Special Train between Hyderabad-Kakinada and another Janatha Special Train between Kakinada Town and Lingampalli

1.Hyderabad-Kakinada Town Janatha Special Train (01 Service):-

 Train No. 07101 Hyderabad-Kakinada Town Janatha Special Train will depart Hyderabad at 22 50 hrs o­n 24thAugust, 2013 (Saturday) and arrive Kakinada Town at 09 25 hrs o­n the next day.

       Enroute, this train will stop at Secunderabad, Kazipet, Warangal, Khammam, Madhira, Vijayawada, Eluru, Tadepalligudem, Rajahmundry and Samalkot Stations.

            This train will comprise of 14 Coaches Viz., 12 General Second Class and two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake Van coaches.



2.Kakinada Town - Lingampalli Janatha Special Train (01 Service):-

Train No. 07102 Kakinada Town - Lingampalli Janatha Special Train will depart Kakinada Town at 22 30 hrs o­n 25thAugust, 2013 (Sunday) and arrive Lingampalli at 10 15 hrs o­n the next day.

            Enroute, this train will stop at Samalkot, Rajahmundry, Tadepalligudem, Eluru, Vijayawada, Madhira, Khammam, Warangal, Kazipet and Secunderabad Stations.

             This train will comprise of 14 Coaches Viz., 12 General Second Class and two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake Van coaches.
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REGULATION OF TRAINS AT GORAKHPUR YARD REMODELLING BY NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY

REGULATION OF TRAINS DUE TO PRE-NON-INTERLOCKING & NON-INTERLOCKING
IN CONNECTION WITH GORAKHPUR YARD REMODELLING BY NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY
North Eastern Railway(NER) has advised this railway that, due to Pre Non-interlocking and Non-interlocking working in connection with Yardremodeling of GORAKHPUR stationtheMail/Express trains will be short Originatedas per the following details :--

SHORT ORIGINATION :--


Train No.15023 Gorakhpur-Yesvantpur Express leavingGORAKHPUR station on 10th October, 2013 will originate fromLUCKNOW Jn.instead of Gorakhpur.
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SWR TO INTRODUCE SPECIAL TRAIN BETWEEN YESVANTPUR-MANGALORE WEEKLY

WR TO INTRODUCE SPECIAL TRAIN BETWEEN YESVANTPUR-MANGALORE CENTRAL-YESVANTPURWEEKLYTO CLEAR EXTRA RUSH OF TRAFFIC

South Western Railway has decided to introduce a Weekly Secial Train between Yesvantpur-Mangalore Central-Yesvantpur (Tr. Nos.06565/06566) to clear extra rush, with effect from YESVANTPUR end from 18th August, 2013 to 01stSept.2013 and from MANGALORE CETRAL end from 19th August, 2013 to 02ndSeptember, as per the following details:-

Accordingly, Train No. 06565 YESVANTPUR-MANGALORE CENTRAL WEEKLY SPECIAL will depart atYESVANTPURstationat 23-55 hrs. on Sundays, with effect from 18th August, 2013to 01st Sept.2013and arrive at MANGALORE CENTRAL station at 17-40 hrs., the next day.

En route, the WeeklySpecial will arrive/depart at Banaswadi at 00-23/00-25 hrs; Krishnarajapuram at 00-40/00-45 hrs; Bangarpet at 01-28/01-30 hrs; Kuppam at 02-08/02-10 hrs; depart at Jolarpettai “A” Cabin at 03-35 hrs; arrive/depart at Salem at 06-05/06-10 hrs;Erode at 07-10/07-15 hrs; Tiruppur at 07-53/07-55 hrs; Coimbatore at 09-10/09-15 hrs; Palakkad at 10=3/10-40 hrs; Shoranur at 11-40/11-50 hrs; Tirur at 12-28/12-30 hrs; Kozikkode at 13-20/13-25 hrs; Vadakara at 13-58/14-00 hrs; Thalassery at 14-18/14-20 hrs; Kannur at 15-00/15-05 hrs; and arrive/depart at Kasargod at 16-18/16-20 hrs.


In the return direction, Train No.06566 MANGALORE CENTRAL-YESVANTPUR WEEKLY SPECIAL will depart atMANGALORE CENTRAL station at20-00 hrs. on Mondays, with effect from 19th August, 2013 to02ndSept.2013and arrive at YESVANTPURstation at 13-30 hrs., the next day.


En route, the Weekly Special will arrive/depart at Kasargod at 20-43/20-45 hrs; Kannur at 22-15/22-20 hrs; Thaassery at 22-38/22-40 hrs; Vadakara at 22-58/23-00 hrs; Kozikkode at 23-50/23-55 hrs; Tirur at 00-38/00-40 hrs; Shoranur at 01-45/01-55 hrs; Palakkad at 02-45/02-50 hrs; Coimbatore at 04-25/04-30 hrs; Tiruppur at 05-28/05-30 hrs; Erode at 06-10/06-15 hrs; Salem at 07-05/07-10 hrs; depart at Jolarpettai “A” Cabin at 09-30 hrs; Kuppam at 10-38/10-40 hrs; Bangarpet at 11-18/11-20 hrs; Krishnarajapuram at 11-58/12-00 hrs; and arrive/depart at Banaswadi at 12-18/12-20 hrs.

The Weekly Special will have total 17 Coaches, consisting One AC 2-tier coach,One AC 3-tier coach, Seven Second Class Sleeper coaches, Six General Second Class coaches and Two Second Class luggage-cum-brake vans.
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Monday, 19 August 2013

SCR Provides 10,000 Additional Berths by attaching Additional Coaches to Several Express Trains to Clear Extra Rush / Waitlisted Passengers

South Central Railway will temporarily augment the following express trains with additional Coaches  to clear the extra rush / waitlisted passengers as per the details  below:-



1.Tr.No. 17210 Kakinada Town - Bangalore Seshadri Express will be augmented with one additional AC III tier from 16th August, 2013 to 31st August, 2013
2.Tr.No. 17209 Bangalore - Kakinada Town Seshadri Express will be augmented with one additional AC III tier from 17th August, 2013 to 31st August, 2013
3.Tr.No. 17405 Tirupati - Adilabad Krishna Express will be augmented with one additional Sleeper Class Coach from 16th August, 2013 to 31st August, 2013
4.Tr.No. 17406 Adilabad - Tirupati Krishna Express will be augmented with one additional Sleeper Class Coach from 17th August, 2013 to 31st August, 2013
5.Tr.No. 12797 Kacheguda - Chittoor Venkatadri Express will be augmented with one additional AC II tier Coach from 16th August, 2013 to 31st August, 2013
6.Tr.No. 12798 Chittoor - Kacheguda Venkatadri Express will be augmented with one additional AC II tier Coach from 16th August, 2013 to 31st August, 2013
7.Tr.No . 17401 Tirupati - Machilipatnam Express will be augmented with one additional Sleeper Class Coach from 16th August, 2013 to 31st August, 2013
8.Tr.No. 17402 Machilipatnam - Tirupati Express will be augmented with one additional Sleeper Class Coach from 17th August, 2013 to 31st August, 2013
9.   Tr.No. 17018 Secunderabad - Rajkot Express will be augmented with one additional AC III tier Coach from 19thAugust, 2013 to 31st August, 2013
10.Tr.No. 17017 Rajkot - Secunderabad  Express will be augmented with one additional AC III tier Coach from 21th August, 2013 to 2nd September, 2013
11.Tr.No. 17002 Secunderabad - Sai Nagar Shirdi Express will be augmented with one additional AC III tier Coach o­n 16th, 23rd& 30th August, 2013 (Fridays)
12.Tr.No. 17001 Sai Nagar Shirdi - Secunderabad  Express will be augmented with one additional AC III tier Coach o­n 17th, 24th & 31stAugust, 2013 (Saturdays)

            These  additional 32 AC II Tier coaches  will make available 1472 additional AC II Tier berths, 63 additional AC III Tier coaches will make available 4032 additional AC III Tier berths and 62 additional Sleeper Class Coaches will make available 4464 additional Sleeper Class Berths.

 In all, 10,000 additional berths will be made available by these 157 additional coaches to cater to the extra rush of passengers.

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Kamareddi - Bodhan Passenger Extended upto Mirzapalli

Train No.57502/57503 Kamareddi - Bodhan Passenger will be extended upto Mirzapalli with effect from 15thAugust, 2013.

Accordingly, Train No. 57502 Kamareddi- Mirzapalli Passenger , o­n its extended section, will depart Bodhan at 07 45 hrs, Gandhipark at 07 48 hrs, Nizamabad at 09 05 hrs, Dichapalli at  09 20 hrs, Indalvai at 09 28 hrs,   Sirnapalli at 09 38 hrs,  Uppalvai at 09 50 hrs,  Kamareddi at 10 32 hrs, Talmadla at 10 45 hrs, Tippapur at 10 50 hrs, Bhiknur at 11 00 hrs, Akanapet at 11 10 hrs, Sankhapur at 11 16 hrs and arrive Mirzapalli at 11 25 hrs o­n the same day.

 In the return direction, Train No. 57503 Mirzapalli - Kamareddi Passenger, o­n the extended section, will depart Mirzapalli at 15 30 hrs, Sankhapur at 15 36 hrs, Akanapet at 15 42 hrs, Bhiknur at 15 52 hrs, Tippapur at 15 55 hrs, Talmadla at 16 05 hrs, Kamareddi at 16 30 hrs, Uppalvai at 16 41 hrs, Sirnapalli at 16 52 hrs, Indalvai at 17 04 hrs, Dichapalli at 17 20 hrs, Nizamabad at 17 55 hrs, Gandhipark at 19 15 hrs and arrive Bodhan at 19 25 hrs o­n the same day.
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Secunderabad Station Gets the Distinction of Being the First Major Station on Indian Railways to have Escalators on all of its 10 Platforms and Lifts on Platforms at Both the Main Entrances

Secunderabad Station Gets the Distinction of Being the First Major Station on Indian Railways to have Escalators on all of its 10 Platforms and Lifts on Platforms at Both the Main Entrances


A view of the new Escalator  on the Platform of Secunderabad Railway Station

With the recent commissioning of the 7th Escalator o­n Platform No. 4&5 and of two Lifts- o­ne each  o­n Platform No.1 and 10 - in the second week  of August, 2013, Secunderabad Railway Station has emerged as the first major Railway Station o­n Indian Railways to be equipped with Escalators o­n all of its 10 Platforms  and Lifts o­n both the main Platforms at entrances. South Central Railway has spent Rs. 6.6 Cr., which include the cost of Escalators, Civil Engineering works and  Electrical Power supply arrangements etc.,  towards setting up of seven Escalators at Secunderabad. With these arrangements, the facility of Escalator is made available o­n all the 10 Platforms at Secunderabad Station. 
In addition to the seven Escalators,  two Lifts - o­ne each o­n Platform No. 1 and 10, which are situated o­n the two main entrances / exits of the Station, have also been installed and commissioned at a cost of Rs. 98 Lakh in the second week of August, 2013.
Each of the Lifts is capable to carry 20 persons at a time. The rated carrying capacity of each of the Escalators is 180 persons per minute. It is estimated that around 43,000 passengers o­n an average per day  are using these Escalators.
These Escalators and Lifts facilitate easy and quick movement of passengers, especially the elderly, sick, and  physically challenged persons etc., from o­ne platform to other. With seven Escalators and two Lifts, Secunderabad Station wears a modern look and offers enhanced passenger comfort.   
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SCR to Run Twelve Special Trains Between Secunderabad-Guwahati

Train No. 07149 Secunderabad - Guwahati Special Train will depart Secunderabad at 07 30 hrs o­n 23rd, 30th August and 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th September 2013 (Fridays) and arrive Guwahati at 07 55 hrs o­n Sundays.

In the return direction, Train No.07150 Guwahati - Secunderabad Special Train will depart Guwahati at 06 00 hrs o­n 26th August and 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th September 2013 (Mondays) and arrive Secunderabad at 09 15 hrs o­n Wednesdays.

Enroute, these trains will stop at Jangaon, Kazipet, Warangal, Mahabubabad, Khammam, Vijayawada, Eluru, Rajahmundry, Samalkot, Anakapalli, Duvada, Visakhapatnam, Vijayanagaram, Palasa, Berhampur, Kurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Bhadrak, Balasore, Kharagpur, Howrah, Bolpur, Rampurhat, Malda, Barsoi, Kishanganj, New Jalpaiguri, Dhupguri, New Coochbehar, New Alipurduar, Kokrajhar, New Bongaigaon, Goalpura Town and Kamakhya stations in both the directions.

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 Brake Van Coaches. 
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SCR to Run 8 Special Trains between Kacheguda and Mangalore

 Train No.07606 Kacheguda-Mangalore Special Train will depart Kacheguda at  06 00 hrs o­n Tuesdays ie., on 3rd, 10th, 17thand 24th September, 2013  and arrive  Mangalore at 11 20 hrs o­n the next day.

In the return direction, Train No. 07605 Mangalore-Kachiguda Special Train will depart Mangalore at 20 00 hrs on Wednesday ie., o­n 4th, 11th, 18th and 25thSeptember, 2013 and arrive Kacheguda at 03 40 hrs o­n Fridays.

 Enroute, these special trains will stop at Jadcherla, Mahbubnagar, Gadwal, Kurnool City, Dhone, Gooty, Yerraguntla, Cuddapah, Rajampeta, Renigunta, Katpadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Erode, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Palakkad, Shoranur, Tirur, Kozhikode, Vadakara, Thalassery, Kannur, Payyanur, Kanhangad and Kasaragod Stations in both directions. These special trains will consist of 18 Coaches viz., o­ne AC II Tier, two AC III Tier, seven Sleeper Class, six General Second Class and two Luggage Cum Brake Van Coaches.

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EXTENSION OF SRIGANGANAGAR- HARIDWAR EXPRESS TRAIN UPTO RISHIKESH

The 14712 Sriganganagar- Rishikesh Expresstrain leaving Sriganganagar at 04.10 a.m. will reach Haridwar at 01.30 p.m. and depart at 01.40 p.m. to reach Rishikesh at 02.30 p.m. the same day.  In the return direction, the 14711 Rishikesh - Sriganganagar Express train will depart from Rishikesh at 03.00 p.m. to arrive at Haridwar at 03.50 p.m. and depart from Haridwar at 04.10 p.m. to reach Sriganganagar at 02.30 a.m. the next day.

The 14712/14711 Sriganganagar- Rishikesh - Sriganganagar Express trainwill stop at Raiwala station enroute o­n the extended portion in both the directions.
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Thursday, 15 August 2013

ADDITIONAL STOPPAGE TO DELHI SARAI ROHILLA- SADULPUR DAILY EXPRESS TRAIN AT RAMPURA BERI

ADDITIONAL STOPPAGE TO DELHI SARAI ROHILLA- SADULPUR DAILY EXPRESS TRAIN AT RAMPURA BERI



          For the convenience of rail passengers, Railway has decided to provide additional stoppage to train no. 14705/14706 Delhi Sarai Rohilla- Sadulpur- Delhi Sarai Rohilla Daily Express train at Rampura Beri from 15.08.2013 to 14.02.2014 o­n experimental basis for six months in both the directions.

          The 14705 Delhi Sarai Rohilla- Sadulpur Daily Express train will reach at Rampura Beri at 10.34 a.m. while in the return direction, the 14706 Sadulpur -Delhi Sarai Rohilla Daily Express train will reach at Rampura Beri at 06.18 p.m. with two minutes stoppage in both the directions.

The other features like route, timings, composition, stoppages etc. will remain as unchanged.
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TEMPORARY AUGMENTATION OF LOKMANYA TILAK- VARANASI SUPERFAST EXPRESS TRAIN |EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY AUGMENTATION OF DELHI SARAI ROHILLA- JAIPUR DOUBLE DECKER TRAIN

TEMPORARY AUGMENTATION OF LOKMANYA TILAK- VARANASI SUPERFAST EXPRESS TRAIN




        For the convenience of the rail passengers and to increase the
passenger carrying capacity of trains, Railway has decided to
augment the 12167/12168 Lokmanya Tilak T.- Varanasi- Lokmanya Tilak T. Superfast Express train by o­ne additional A.C. 3 Tier and Two additional Sleeper Class coaches with immediate effect upto 31.08.2013 when departing from Lokmanya Tilak T. & from 15.08.2013 to 01.09.2013 when departing from Varanasi o­n temporary basis. The other features like timings, route, stoppages etc. will remain as unchanged.

EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY AUGMENTATION OF DELHI SARAI ROHILLA- JAIPUR DOUBLE DECKER TRAIN

          For the convenience of the rail passengers and to increase the
passenger carrying capacity of trains, Railway has decided to
extend the augmentation of the 12986/12985 Delhi Sarai Rohilla- Jaipur- Delhi Sarai Rohilla Double Decker train by Two additional A.C. Chair Car coaches upto 15.09.2013 o­n temporary basis from both the directions.
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PERMANENT AUGMENTATION OF SEALDAH RAJDHANI EXPRESS |REVISION IN COMPOSITION OF UDHNA- VARANASI & VALSAD- HARIDWAR EXPRESS TRAINS

PERMANENT AUGMENTATION OF SEALDAH RAJDHANI EXPRESS



          For the convenience of rail passengers and to increase the

passenger carrying capacity of trains, Railway has decided to augment the train no. 12313/12314 New Delhi- Sealdah- New Delhi Rajdhani Express train by One Additional A.C. 3 Tier coach on permanent basis from 16.08.2013 when departing from New Delhi & from 15.08.2013 when departing from Sealdah. The other features like route, timings, stoppages etc. will remain as unchanged.

REVISION IN COMPOSITION OF  UDHNA- VARANASI & VALSAD- HARIDWAR EXPRESS TRAINS

          For the convenience of rail passengers and to increase the
passenger carrying capacity of trains, Railway has decided to revise the composition of the train nos. 19057/19058 Udhna- Varanasi –Udhna & 12911/12912 Valsad- Haridwar- Valsad Express trains as Eight Sleeper Classcoaches instead of  Seven Sleeper Class coaches on permanent basis with immediate effect in both the directions. The other features like route, timings, stoppages etc. will remain as unchanged.
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Introduction of New Weekly Express Train between Sainagar Shirdi and Puri - Bookings open for Train No. 18408 from 15.8.2013

INTRODUCTION OF NEW WEEKLY EXPRESS TRAIN

BETWEEN SAINAGAR SHIRDI - PURI

Railways have decided to introduce a New Weekly Express Train between Sainagar Shirdi and Puri for the benefit of passengers.  The details are as under:

Train No 18408 Sainagar Shirdi – Puri Weekly Express will leave Sainagar Shirdi at 13.00 hrs o­n every Sunday w.e.f. 18.8.2013 and arrive Puri at 23.00 hrs next day i.e. Monday.

Train No 18407 Puri - Sainagar Shirdi Weekly Express will leave Puri at 22.15 hrs o­n every Friday from 16.8.2013 and arrive Sainagar Shirdi at 08.25 hrs o­n third day i.e. Sunday.

HALTS:      Kopargaon, Manmad, Bhusaval, Akola, Badnera, Wardha, Nagpur, Gondia, Durg, Raipur, Mahasamund, Khariar Road, Kantabanji, Titlagarh, Balangir, Bargarh Road, Sambalpur, Boinda, Angul, Talcher Road, Dhenkanal, Mancheswar, Bhubaneshwar and Khurda Road.

COMPOSITION:      o­ne AC-2 Tier, Three AC-3 Tier, 9 Sleeper Class, 6 General Second Class and 2 General Second Class cum Guard’s brake vans

RESERVATION: Bookings for train No. 18408 will open from 15.8.2013.
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LTT-BHUBANESWAR EXPRESS EXTENDED TO PURI

12146/12145 Puri-LTT-Puri weekly superfast Express leaving Puri at 21.25hrs o­n every Tuesday and leaving LTT 2035hrs o­n every Sunday has o­ne AC-2 tier, o­ne AC-3 tier, 10 Sleeper Classes, Three General Second Class coaches and Two Guard cum Luggage Vans in its composition having stoppage at Khurda Road o­n its extended portion between Bhubaneswar and Puri.
The timings and stoppages for this train mentioned in the new Time Table between Bhubaneswar and LTT will remain unchanged. 
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NORTHER RAILWAY RUNS A.C. EXPRESS SPECIAL TRAINS BETWEEN NEW DELHI- PATNA (2 TRIPS) & LUCKNOW- NEW DELHI (1 TRIP)

NORTHER RAILWAY RUNS A.C. EXPRESS SPECIAL TRAINS BETWEEN NEW DELHI- PATNA (2 TRIPS) & LUCKNOW- NEW DELHI (1 TRIP)



        For the convenience of the rail passengers and to clear extra rush, Northern Railway has decided to run the special Train No. 04040/04039 New Delhi- Patna- New Delhi A.C. Superfast Express (2 trips) & 04207 Lucknow- New Delhi A.C. Express (1 trip) as per the under mentioned programme:

04040/04039 New Delhi- Patna- New Delhi (2 trips) special train

The 04040 New Delhi- Patna (1 trip) A.C. Superfast Express special train will depart from New Delhi o­n 14.08.2013 at 02.40 p.m. to reach Patnaat 07.10 a.m. the next day. In the return direction, the 04039 Patna- New Delhi (1 trip) A.C. Superfast Express special train will depart from Patna o­n 18.08.2013 at 12.15 p.m. to reach New Delhiat 04.00 a.m. the next day.

Comprising of o­ne A.C. First Class, Four A.C. 2 Tier & Eight  A.C. 3 Tier coaches, the 04040/04039 New Delhi- Patna- New Delhi A.C. Superfast Express special train  will stop at Ghaziabad, Kanpur Central, Allhabad, Mughulsarai, Buxer, Ara & Danapur stations enroute in both the directions.

04207 Lucknow- New Delhi A.C. Express special train (1 trip) special train

The 04207 Lucknow- New Delhi A.C. Express special train (1 trip) will depart from Lucknowon 18.08.2013 at 08.15 p.m. to reach New Delhi at 05.35 a.m. the next day.

Comprising of o­ne Ist AC, Four AC 2 Tier & Eight A.C. 3 Tier coaches, the special Train No. 04207 Lucknow- New Delhi A.C. Express special train will stop at Hardoi, Shahjahanpur, Bareilly, Moradabad & Ghaziabad stations enroute.
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Timings of Secunderabad-Balharsha Bhagyanagar Express Partially Revised

South Central Railway will revise the timings of Train No. 17233 Secunderabad-Balharsha Bhagyanagar Express between Asifabad Road and Vihirgaon with effect from 15th August, 2013.
 Accordingly, Train No. 17233 Secunderabad-Balharsha Bhagyanagar Expresswill depart Secunderabad at its existing time i.e., 15 15 hrs. o­n the revised section, this train will depart Asifabad Road at 22 25 hrs (instead of 20 25 hrs) Sirpurkaghaznagar at 23 10 hrs (instead of 21 50 hrs),  Sirpur Town at 23 20 hrs (instead of 22 15 hrs),  Makudi at 23 40 hrs (instead of 22 30 hrs), Wirur at 23 50 hrs (instead of 22 50 hrs),Vihirgaon at 00 15 hrs (instead of 23 10 hrs), depart Manikgarh at its existing time i.e., 00 30 hrs o­n the next day and arrive Balharsha at its existing time i.e., 01 00.
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Frequency of Visakhapatnam-Nanded-Visakhapatnam Express increased from Bi-weekly to Tri-Weekly

The frequency of Tr. No. 18509 / 18510 Visakhapatnam-Nanded-Visakhapatnam Express will be increased from Bi-weekly to Tri-Weekly.

Accordingly, with effect from 13th August, 2013, the frequency of Train no. 18509 Visakhapatnam-Nanded Express, currently departing Visakhapatnam o­n Wednesdays and Saturdays, will depart o­n Tuesdays also.  o­n its way, this train will arrive / depart Secunderabad at 09 00 / 09 20 hrs. on  Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

With effect from 14th August, 2013, the frequency of Train no. 18510 Nanded-Viskhapatnam Express, currently departing Nanded o­n Thursdays and Sundays, will depart o­n Wednesdays also.  o­n its way, this train will arrive / depart Secunderabad at 21 10 / 21 30 hrs on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. 
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Terminal Station of Sirpurkaghaznagar-Hyderabad Express and Originating Station of Hyderabad-Bidar Express Changed

South Central Railway will change the terminal station of Sirpurkaghaznagar-Hyderabad Express and originating Station of  Hyderabad-Bidar Express with effect from 15th August, 2013 as detailed below:-

1) Train No. 17012 Sirpurkaghaznagar-Hyderabad Express will terminate at Secunderabad  instead of Hyderabad. This  train  departs Sirpurkaghaznagar at 11 00 hrs and arrives Secunderabad at 17 00 hrs o­n the same day.

2) Train No. 17010 Hyderabad-Bidar Express will depart from Secunderabad  instead of Hyderabad..  Accordingly, Tr. No. 17010 Secunderabad-Bidar Express will depart Secunderabad at 17 30 hrs and arrive Bidar at 21 15 hrs o­n the same day. In the return direction, Tr. No. 17009 Bidar-Hyderabad Express will terminate at Hyderabad as at present.

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Changed Location Of Ladies Coach For Trains Running On Line-5 (MUNDKA –INDERLOK/KIRTINAGAR) to Facilitate Boarding & Alighting Of Ladies.

1. Lady passengers boarding Metro trains from Inderlok/Kirti Nagar towards Mundka are advised that the last coach will be the ladies coach.

2. Lady passengers travelling from Mundka towards Inderlok/Kirti Nagar should note that first coach will continue to be the reserved coach for ladies as before.

3. For this, announcements will be made inside the trains running on this route and also at stations and guards will be deployed at platforms of this line to guide the passengers for initial period.

4. This step is being taken to ensure ‘Ladies in and Ladies out’ from the same coach and to avoid inconvenience to women passengers who had to, otherwise face difficulties in de-boarding at interchange stations of Inderlok and Kirti Nagar.

5. In addition, DMRC will make all required arrangements for Metro passengers to ensure smooth transition of this new arrangement including proper positioning of the ladies coach at the station platform etc.

6. DMRC has already implemented the same mechanism on Line-6 (Central Secretariat – Badarpur) from 16th February 2013 and the experiment has been very well appreciated by women commuters.

7. The provision of First Coach of every train reserved as ‘Ladies only coach’ will remain unchanged on rest of the lines of the Delhi Metro i.e, Line-1, 2, 3 and 4. 
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SPECIAL TRAINS , SUNDAY PATTERN OF TRAIN SERVICES ON INDEPENDENCE DAY

Southern Railway will run the following Special Trains to clear the extra rush of passengers.

1)Chennai Central – Nagercoil Super fast Garib Rath Special & Nagercoil – Chennai Central Garib Rath Special: T.No.06001 Chennai Central – Nagercoil Superfast Garib Rath Special will leave Chennai Central at 21.00 hrs. on 14.8.2013 and arrive Nagercoil at 11.00 hrs. the next day.T.No.06002 Nagercoil – Chennai Central Garib Rath Special will leave Nagercoil at 16.30 hrs. on 15.8.2013 and arrive Chennai Central at 08.30 hrs. the next day.The composition of the trains will be 14 AC 3-tier coaches. The trains will stop at Arakkonam, Katpadi, Gudiyattam, Vaniyambadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Rasipuram, Namakkal, Karur, Dindigul, Madurai, Virudunagar, Sattur, Kovilpatti, Vanchi Maniyachchi, Tirunelveli and Valliyur. T.No.06002 will stop at Perambur also.

2)Nagercoil - Chennai Central - Nagercoil Specials: T.No.06348 Nagercoil - Chennai Central Special will leave Nagercoil at 16.30 hrs. on 18.8.2013 and arrive Chennai Central at 08.30 hrs. the next day. T.No.06347 Chennai Central - Nagercoil Special will leave Chennai Central at 11.15 hrs. on 19.8.2013 arrive Nagercoil at 03.15 hrs. the next day. The composition of the trains will be 1 AC 2-tier, 2 AC 3-tier, 12 Sleeper Class, 3 General Second Class and 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches. The trains will stop at Valliyur, Tirunelveli, Vanchi Maniyachchi, Kovilpatti, Sattur, Virudunagar, Madurai, Dindigul, Karur, Namakkal, Rasipuram, Salem, Jolarpettai, Vaniyambadi, Gudiyattam, Katpadi and Arakkonam. T.No.06348 will stop at Perambur also.

3)Tirunelveli – Yesvantpur – Tirunelveli Specials: T.No.06746 Tirunelveli -Yesvantpur Special will leave Tirunelveli at 18.20 hrs. on 18.8.2013 and arrive Yesvantpur at 08.00 hrs. the next day. T.No.06745 Yesvantpur – Tirunelveli Special will leave Yesvantpur at 17.00 hrs. on 19.8.2013 and arriveTirunelveli at 06.00 hrs. the next day. The composition of the trains will be 1 AC 2-tier, 1 AC 3-tier, 6 Sleeper Class, 6 General Second Class and 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches. The trains will stop at Vanchi Maniyachchi, Kovilpatti, Sattur, Virudunagar, Madurai, Dindigul, Karur, Namakkal, Rasipuram, Salem, Dharmapuri, Hosur and Banaswadi.
Advance reservation for the above trains will commence on 14.8.2013.

SUNDAY PATTERN OF TRAIN SERVICES ON INDEPENDENCE DAY
                                                                                                                                                                        In view of Independence Day on 15.08.2013 (Thursday), Sunday pattern of EMU services will be operated, instead of week day services, in Chennai Beach – Tambaram – Chengalpattu and Chennai Beach – Velacherry sections.Moreover, the ladies special EMU running between Chennai Beach – Arakkonam – Chennai Beach will not run on 15.08.2013.
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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

SCR REVISES TIMINGS OF TRAIN NOs.12735/12736 SECUNDERABAD-YESVATPUR-SECUNDERABAD GARIBRATH EXPRESS ANDPROVISION OF STOPPAGE AT LINGAMPALLI STATION

SCR REVISES TIMINGS OF TRAIN NOs.12735/12736 SECUNDERABAD-YESVATPUR-SECUNDERABAD GARIBRATH EXPRESS ANDPROVISION OF STOPPAGE AT LINGAMPALLI STATION
As communicated by South Central Railway(SCR) and Railway Board, the timings of Train Nos.12735/12736 SECUNDERABAD-YESVANTPUR-SECUNDERABAD GARIBRATH EXPRESS will be revised with effect from 24th September, 2013 from SECUNDERABADend and from 25th September, 2013 from YESVANTPUR.


Consequent upon revision in timings, two minutes stoppage at LINGAMPALLI for Train Nos.12735/12736 Secunderabad-Yesvantpur-Secunderabad Garibrath Express will be provided.

The revised timings with effect from 24th Sept.13 from Secunderabad and from 25th Sept.2013 from Yesvantpur, are as follows:--There is no change in days of service.


Accordingly, Train No.12735 SECUNDERABAD-YESVANTPUR GARIBRATH EXPRESS will depart at SECUNDERABAD at 19-15 hrs. andreach at YESVANTPUR at 07-40 hrs., the next day,with effect from 24th September, 2013.


En route, the Garibrath Express will arrive/depart at Begumpet at 19-22/19-23 hrs; LINGAMPALLI at 19-38/19-40 hrs.; Yadgir at 22-38/22-40 hrs; Raichur at 23-43/23-45 hrs; Guntakal at 02-05/02-10 hrs; Anantapur at 03-23/03-25 hrs; Dharmavaram at 04-38/04-40 hrs; and arrive/depart at Hindupur at 05-24/05-25 hrs., with effect from 24thSeptember, 2013.

In the return direction, Train No.12736 YESVANTPUR-SECUNDERABAD GARIBRATH EXPRESS will depart at YESVANTPUR at 19-15 hrs. andreach atSECUNDERABAD at 08-35 hrs., the next day,with effect from 25thSeptember, 2013.


En route, the Garibrath Express will arrive/depart at Hindupur at 21-01/21-02 hrs., Dharmavaram at 22-35/22-37 hrs; Anantapur at 23-08/23-10 hrs; Guntakal at 00-30/00-35 hrs; Raichur at 02-23/02-25 hrs; Yadgir at 03-33/03-35 hrs; LINGAMPALLIat 07-53/07-55 hrs;and arrive/depart at Begumpet at 08-21/08-22 hrs., with effect from 25th September, 2013.
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NEW TRAIN BETWEEN MARIKUPPAM AND BANGALORE FLAGGED OFF BY Shri MALLIKARJUN KHARGE UNION MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AT MARIKUPPAM

Shri Mallikarjun Kharge, Hon’ble Minister of Railways, today(10thAugust, 2013) flagged off a new train between Marikuppam and Bangalore City at Marikuppam Railway Station, in the august Presence ofShri K H Muniyapa, Hon’ble Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Micro, Medium and Small Enterprises.

 Smt. Y Ramakka, MLA, KGF, Shri K M Narayanaswamy, MLA, Bangarpet, Shri Naseer Ahmed, MLC, Shri D.H. Veeraiah, MLC were present o­n the occasion.

 Speaking o­n the occasion, Sri Mallikarjuna Kharge said that the new train between Marikuppam-Bangalore has fulfilled the long time aspiration of the local people.He said, to meet the demands of the people of Kolar Gold Field, DEMUs (Diesel Electrical Multiple Units) and MEMUS (Main Line Electrical Multiple Units) running between Marikuppam and Bangalore City will be replaced o­n first priority by fullfledged trains with 21 coaches, o­n getting new rakes.

 Shri Kharge said, after his taking over as Railway Minister, an additional amount of Rs.300 Crs., has been sanctioned for the Railway Projects in the State, which is 45% more than the amount sanctioned previously to South Western Railway for its projects in the current budget.

 The State Government had promised to provide Rs.271 Cr in the current year for the Railway Projects in the State. During the past four months, ithas released o­nly Rs.30 crores, and balance amount is due. He insisted that the State has to expedite release of its share of money and speed up acquisition of land for faster completion of all pending Railway projects in the state.

Regarding Kolar-Chikballapur Railway Line doubling work, the Minister said there are certain small hurdles that State Government has to clear. If this is done, the project can be commissioned within a record time.

 Shri Kharge said, there are 368 Railway Projects to be cleared in the country out of which 178 are new projects. Rs.1,78,000 Crs.are needed to complete all these projects.He said, instead of announcing new projects, the completion of existing projects will benefit the people and for this, the State Governments and the public should co-operate.He said many of the schemes brought out by the government are for the poor and benefiting all class of people across the country.

Regarding commissioning of new line between Kuppam and Marikuppam, Shri Kharge said, 6 Kms of land has to be given by Karnataka and 13 Kms by Andhra Pradesh.Work can be started if the respective governments give land to railways.

Shri K. H. Muniyappa, Union Minister of State for Micro, Medium and Small Industries said, Supreme Court has up-held the Cabinet Decision of re-starting the Bharat Gold Mines.The decision will benefit thousands of workers.Suitable conditionsto benefit the workers will be incorporated in the Global Tender to be invited for starting the Mine.The highest bidder will be asked to settle the benefits and dues payable for the workers before starting the mine, he said.
He announced to sanction Rs.40 lakhs for opening two new halt stations at Chinna Kote and Khidu Kuda out of which Rs. 20 lakhs will be from his MP fund and 20 lakhs will be from the MLA fund of Shri Naseer Ahmed.

Shri Ashok Kumar Mital, General Manager, South Western Railway welcomed the gathering. Shri Vashishta Johri,Chief Mechanical Engineer, SWR, Shri C.S. Gupta, Deputy General Manager(G)/ SWR, Shri N.S. Sridhara Murthy, Secretary to General Manager, SWR and other senior railway officials and staff were present o­n the occasion. Shri Anil Kumar Agarwal, Divisional Railay Manager, Bangalore proposed the vote of thanks.
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Over 25 Lakh Passengers Travel By Delhi Metro on 08th August Sets Highest Ridership Record So far

Over 25 Lakh Passengers Travel By Delhi Metro on 08th August Sets Highest Ridership Record So far
The Delhi Metro achieved another milestone on Thursday, 08thAugust, 2013 when over 25 lakh people traveled on the Metro throughout the day. Delhi Metro recorded the highest ever ridership figure of25,04,900on08th August, 2013, which surpassed the earlier record set on 29th July2013, when 24,25,897people traveled by the Metro. The linewise breakup of ridership for 08th August, 2013 is given below:
Line-1
(Dilshad Garden to Rithala)
Line-2
(Jahangirpuri to HUDA City Centre)
Line-3 & 4
Dwarka Sec-21 to Noida City Centre/Vaishali)
Line-5
(Inderlok/Kirti Nagar to Mundka)
Line-6
(Central Secretariat to Badarpur)
Total
3,60,512
8,87,003
9,81,252
90,669
1,85,464
25,04,900
In addition, the ridership of Airport Express link has grown from 10,500 to 12,500 on the same day.
DELHI METRO’S PREVIOUS RIDERSHIP RECORDS OVER 23 LAKH
DATE
TOTAL RIDERSHIP
11-Feb-13
(First time ridership crossed 23 lakh mark)
2305311
10-Jun-13
2309195
18-Jun-13
2332298
24-Jun-13
2327558
01-Jul-13
2362279
29-Jul-13(First time ridership crossed 24 lakh mark)
2425897
08-Aug-13
2504900
 In a major step towards tackling the issue of overcrowding in the trains, DMRC will also introduce the first ever eight coach train on line ¾ (Dwarka Sector 21 – NOIDA City Centre/ Vaishali) by end of this month. Two eight coach trains are currently being tested for commissioning into services.
24eight coach trains are currently running on Line 2 (Jahangirpuri – HUDA City Centre) after the introduction of the first such train on 24th December last year. A total of 68 trains are being converted to eight coaches. The present break up of four, eight and six coach trains on the Delhi Metro network as per time table is as follows:
Corridors
Four Coach trains
Six Coach trains
Eight Coach trains
Total
Dilshad Garden – Rithala (Line 1)
26
--
--
26
Jahangirpuri – HUDA City Centre (Line 2)
--
28
24
52
Dwarka Sector 21 – NOIDA City Centre/ Vaishali (Line 3 and 4)
--
61
--
61
Inderlok – Mundka (Line 5)
14
--
--
14
Central Secretariat – Badarpur  (Line 6)
19
01
--
20
The Delhi Metro’s network is among the fastest growing networks in the world, it has grown to 190 kms of operational network since it has started its operations in 2002 and carrying quarter a million of passengers every day.
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Additional Sleeper Class Coaches to Several Express Trains to Clear Extra Rush / Waitlisted Passengers

1.Tr.No. 12764 Secunderabad-Tirupati Padmavati Express o­n 12th, 15th, 16th, 17th,                             18th & 19th August, 2013.

2.Tr.No. 12763 Tirupati-Secunderabad Padmavati Express 13th, 16th, 17th, 18th,                       19th & 20th August, 2013.
3.Tr.No. 12731 Secunderabad - Tirupati Bi-Weekly Express o­n 13th & 14thAugust, 2013.
4.Tr.No. 12732 Tirupati - Secunderabad Bi-Weekly Express o­n 14th & 15thAugust, 2013.
5.Tr.No. 17603 Kacheguda - Yesvantapur Express from 12th to 19thAugust, 2013.
6.Tr.No. 17604 Yesvantapur - Kacheguda Express from 13th to 20thAugust, 2013.
7.Tr.No. 17401 Tirupati - Machilipatnam Express from 12th to 19thAugust, 2013.
8.Tr.No. 17401 Machilipatnam- Tirupati Express from 13th to 20thAugust, 2013.
9.Tr.No. 17256 Hyderabad-Narsapur Narsapur Express from 13th to 19thAugust, 2013.
10.Tr.No. 17255 Narsapur- Hyderabad Narsapur Express from 14th to 20thAugust, 2013.
11.Tr.No. 17429 Hyderabad-Tirupati Rayalseema Express from 12th to 19thAugust, 2013.
12.Tr.No. 17430 Tirupati- Hyderabad Rayalseema Express from 13th to 20thAugust, 2013.
13.Tr.No. 12770 Secunderabad-Tirupati Seven Hills Bi-Weekly Express o­n 13th& 17th August, 2013.
14.Tr.No. 12769 Tirupati- Secunderabad Seven Hills Bi-Weekly Express o­n 16th& 18th August, 2013.
15.Tr.No. 12761 Tirupati- Karimnagar Weekly Express o­n 14th August, 2013.
16.Tr.No. 12762 Karimnagar- Tirupati Weekly Express o­n 15th August, 2013.
            These 84 additional Sleeper Class Coach services will make available 6048 additional Sleeper Class berths.
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Sunday, 11 August 2013

Diversion/Regulation Of Trains Due To Mega Traffic Blocks Due To Replacement of Br. No. 151& 153 Over Ghaziabad- Meerut City- Saharanpur Section Of Delhi Division

Diversion/Regulation Of Trains Due To Mega Traffic Blocks Due To Replacement of Br. No. 151& 153 Over Ghaziabad- Meerut City- Saharanpur Section Of Delhi Division





Due to replacement of Bridge No. 151 & 153 simultaneously between Sakhoti Tanda- Khatauli stations, there will be single Mega traffic block each of 5 hrs. and 4.40 hrs. from 10.45 p.m. o­n 14.08.2013 to 03.45 a.m. & 03.25 a.m. respectively o­n 15.08.2013 over Ghaziabad- Meerut City- Saharanpur Section of Delhi Division. During the period of traffic blocks o­n 14/15.08.2013, the following trains will be diverted/regulated as under:

Diversion of Trains o­n 14/15.08.2013:

·The 12205 New Delhi- Dehradun A.C. Express train will be diverted to run via Tilak Bridge- Delhi Shahadra- Shamli- Tapri.

·The 18238 Amritsar- Bilaspur Chattisgarh Express train will be diverted to run via Tapri- Shamli- Delhi Shahadra- Tilak Bridge.

Regulasion of Train o­n 14/15.08.2013:

·The 12206 Dehradun- New Delhi A.C. Express train will be regulated for 30 minutes at Muzaffarnagar.

There will be two traffic blocks of 7 hrs. each o­n 16/17.08.2013 & 17/18.08.2013  from 10.30 p.m. to 05.30 a.m. for replacement of girders of Bridge No. 14 between Tilak Bridge- Hazrat Nizamuddin stations of Delhi Division. The movement of trains will not be affected during the block period.
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MADGAON-NIZAMUDDIN SAMPARK KRANTI SUPERFAST EXPRESS EXTENDED UPTO CHANDIGARH

Train No. 12449/12450 Madgaon - Nizamuddin Sampark Kranti Superfast Express which runs via Vadodara, Vasai Road stations has been extended upto Chandigarh with immediate effect. Timings of this train will be same as per Time Table effective from July, 2013.
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Hyderabad-Bellampalli-Hyderabad Express Extended Upto Sirpurkaghaznagar & Falaknuma-Bhongir MEMU Passenger Extended Upto Jangaon

Train No.17011/17012 Hyderabad-Bellampalli-Hyderabad Express will be extended upto Sirpurkaghaznagar and Train No.67277/67278 Falaknuma-Bhongir MEMU Passenger will be extended upto Jangaon with effect from 15th August, 2013.

1.Extension of Train No.17011/17012 Hyderabad-Bellampalli-Hyderabad Express

Train No.17011 Hyderabad-Bellampalli Express will be extended upto Sirpurkaghaznagar with effect from 15th August, 2013 and in the return direction this express will run up to Secunderabad Station o­nly.

Accordingly, Train No.17011 Hyderabad-Sirpukaghaznagar Express will depart Hyderabad at the existing time i.e. 05 15 hrs, Secunderabad at 05 40 hrs and arrive Sirpurkaghaznagar at 10 35 hrs o­n the same day.

In the return direction, Train No. 17012  Sirpurkaghaznagar-Secunderabad Express will depart Sirpukaghaznagar at the existing time i.e. 11 00 hrs and arrive Secunderabad at 17 00 hrs o­n the same day.

On the extended portion, these trains will stop at Asifabad Road stations in both the directions

2.Extension of Train No.67277/67278 Falaknuma-Bhongir-Falaknuma MEMU Passenger

Train No.67277/67278 Falaknuma-Bhongir-Falakmuma MEMU Passenger will be extended upto Jangaon with effect from 15th August, 2013.

Accordingly, Train No. 67277  Falaknuma-Jangaon MEMU Passenger will depart Falaknuma at the existing time i.e 14 10 hrs (except Sundays) and arrive Jangaon at 16 55 hrs o­n the same day.

In the return direction, Train No. 67278  Jangaon-Falaknuma MEMU Passenger will depart Jangaon at the existing time i.e 17 10 hrs (except Sundays) and arrive Falaknuma at 20 25 hrs o­n the same day.

On the extended portion, these trains will stop at Raigir, Wangapalli, Aler and Pembarthi stations in both the directions. 
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Introduction of Indore-Yesvantpur-Indore Weekly Express

Train No. 19301 Indore - Yesvantpur Weekly Express will depart Indore at 20 55 hrs o­n Sundays, (with effect from 6th August, 20130) arrive / depart Malkajgiri at 21 45 / 21 46 hrs, Kacheguda at 22 25 / 22 35 hrs o­n Mondays and arrive Yesvantpur at 11 15 hrs o­n Tuesdays.

 In the return direction, Train No. 19302 Yesvantpur-Indore Weekly Express will depart Yesvantpur at 13 30 hrs o­n Tuesdays (with effect from 11th August, 2013), arrive / depart Kacheguda at 02 05 / 02 15 hrs, Malkajgiri at 02 39 / 02 40 hrs o­n Wednesdays and arrive Indore at 05 15 hrs o­n Thursdays.

 Enroute, these Special trains will stop at Dewas, Ujjain, Maksi, Berchha, Sujalpur, Bairagarh, Bhopal, Habibganj, Itarsi, Betul, Narkher, Chandur Bazar, New Amravati, Akola, Hingoli, Purna, H.S.Nanded, Mudkhed Jn., Nizamabad, Kamareddi, Malkajgiri, Kacheguda, Mahbubnagar, Gadwal, Kurnool City, Gooty, Dharmavaram and Yelahanka in both the directions.

 These Weekly Express will comprise of 19 coaches Viz., o­ne AC-II Tier, four AC-III Tier, seven Second Class Sleeper, five General Second Class and two Luggage-cum-Brake Van Coaches.
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INTRODUCTION OF NEW DAILY INTERCITY EXPRESS TRAIN BETWEEN DELHI SARAI ROHILLA AND FIROZPUR CANTT.

For the convenience of the rail passengers, Northern Railway has decided to
introduce the new Daily Intercity Express Train No. 14625/14626 Delhi Sarai Rohilla- Firozpur Cantt.- Delhi Sarai Rohilla from 09.08.2013 from both the sides as per the undermentioned programme:

        The 14625 Delhi Sarai Rohilla- Firozpur Cantt.- Delhi Sarai Rohilla Daily Intercity Express Train will depart from Delhi Sarai Rohilla at 06.45 a.m. to reach Firozpur Cantt. at 02.45 p.m. the same day. In the return direction, the 14625/14626 Delhi Sarai Rohilla- Firozpur Cantt.- Delhi Sarai Rohilla Daily Intercity Express Train will depart from Firozpur Cantt. at 04.30 a.m. to reachDelhi Sarai Rohilla at 11.40 a.m. the same day.

Comprising of o­ne A.C. 2 Tier, o­ne A.C. 3 Tier, Five Sleeper Class, Six General Class and Two Disabled Friendly Second Class cum Luggage Van coaches, the 14625/14626 Delhi Sarai Rohilla- Firozpur Cantt.- Delhi Sarai Rohilla Daily Intercity Express Train will stop at Shakurbasti, Bahadurgarh, Rohtak, Jind, Narwana, Tohana, Jakhal, Mansa, Maur, Bhatinda, Kotkapura & Faridkot stations enroute in both the directions.
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EXTENSION OF DELHI JN.- BHATINDA INTERCITY EXPRESS UPTO FAZILKA & EXTENSION OF RUN OF DELHI JN.-HARIDWAR PASSENGER TRAIN

The 14732 Delhi Jn.- Fazilka Daily Intercity Express Train will depart from Delhi Sarai Rohilla at 02.15 p.m. to reach Fazilka at 01.05 a.m. the next day. In the return direction, the 14731 Fazilka- Delhi Jn. Daily Intercity Express Train will depart from Fazilka at 02.00 a.m. to reach Delhi Jn. at 12.45 p .m. the same day.

The 14732/14731 Delhi Jn.- Bhatinda- Delhi Jn. Daily Intercity Express Train will stop at Goniana, Gangsar Jaito, Kot Kapura, Bariwala, Muktsar and Lakhewali stations enroute in both the directions o­n extended portion.

Extension of Run of Delhi Jn.– Shamli- Delhi Jn. passenger Train upto Haridwar

The 74023/74022 DelhiJn.– Shamli- DelhiJn. passenger train which was extended to run to & from Haridwar, will continue to run upto Haridwar till 13.08.2013 with immediate effect. The other features like route, timings, composition, stoppages etc. will remain as unchanged.
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Temporary Augmentation of Three Special Trains with Additional Sleeper Class Coaches to Clear Extra Rush / Waitlisted Passengers

South Central Railway has temporarily augmented the following three Special trains with additional Sleeper class coaches to clear the extra rush / waitlisted passengers as per the details mentioned below:-

1.Tr.No. 07101 Lingampalli-Kakinada Town Special Train will be temporarily augmented with two additional Sleeper coaches Ex. Lingampalli o­n 8th, 14th & 18th August, 2013.
2.Tr.No. 07102 Kakinada Town-Lingampalli Special Train will be temporarily augmented with two additional Sleeper coaches Ex. Kakinada Town o­n 11th, 14th & 18thAugust, 2013.
3.Tr.No. 07202 Secunderabad-Kakinada Town Special Train will be temporarily augmented with two additional Sleeper coaches Ex. Lingampalli o­n 11th August, 2013.

These 6 additional coaches will make available 432 berths per service.
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Six Special Trains between Hatia-Yesvantapur-Hatia

rain No. 08637 Hatia - Yesvantapur Special Train will depart Hatia at 18 15 hrs o­n 10th, 17th & 24thAugust, 2013 (Saturdays) and arrive Yesvantapur at 05 00 hrs o­n Mondays.

In the return direction, Train No. 08368 Yesvantapur – Hatia Special Train will depart Yesvantapur at 00 30 hrs o­n 13th, 20th & 27thAugust, 2013 (Tuesdays), and arrive Hatia at 13 30 hrs o­n Wednesdays.

Enroute, these special trains will stop at Rourkela, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Bargarh Road, Balangir, Titlagarh, Kesinga, Muniguda, Rayagada, Bobilli, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Samalkot, Rajhamundry, Vijayawada, Nellore, Gudur, Renigunta, Tirupati, Pakala, Chittor , Katpadi, Jolarpettai and Krishnarajapuram stations in both the directions. These trains will have 15 coaches Viz., o­ne AC II Tier, o­ne AC III Tier, seven Sleeper Class, three General Second Class and two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake Van Coaches. 
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Railways’ Smart Card Facility

The introduction of “Go-India” smart Card on Pilot basis was announced in the Railway Budget 2011-12 and the work of Go-India project (Phase I) has been sanctioned in June 2013.

The modalities for the go-India smart Card Project have been finalized for implementation in the financial Year 2013-14 on the Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Howrah sectors on a Pilot basis.

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Allotment of STD/PCO Booths at Railway Stations

Twenty five percent of the STD/ISD/PCO booths at railway stations over Indian Railways are already reserved for differently-abled persons. The allotment of the STD/PCO booths at stations is done through a transparent open-tender/screening committee process after issuing notifications in the Press. The applications received in response to the press notifications are decided accordingly.

In order to enhance the viability of STD/PCO booths, the existing STD/PCO booth holders have been permitted to sell mobile phone recharge coupons, new SIM cards (new connections), mobile phones and related accessories on payment of flat additional license fee for each additional item. 
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Ticketing Through Non-Internet Based Mobile Phones

A pilot project of ticketing through non-internet based mobile phones has been launched by IRCTC on Ist July 2013.  The salient features of the scheme are as follows:-
·        There is no need of internet at any stage, viz. booking, payment, cancellation etc.
·        The user gets ticket details Short Messaging Service (SMS) instantly.
·        SMS along with Photo Identity Card in original can be used to travel, no printout of the ticket is required.

          The steps taken to popularize the booking of tickets through non-internet based mobile phones through SMS mode are as follows:
·        Publication in leading newspapers.
·        Distribution of brochures about SMS booking.
·        Sending details of the scheme through e-mail to all registered users of IRCTC.
·        Display of message on the website of IRCTC.
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PURI-SAI NAGAR SHIRDI EXPRESS TO BE FLAGGED OFF

18407 Puri-Sai Nagar Shirdi weekly Express will leave Puri at 2215hrs o­n every Friday w.e.f. 16th August 2013 and will arrive at Sai Nagar Shirdi at 0825hrs o­n every Sundays. In the return direction, 18408 Sai Nagar Shirdi-Puri weekly Express will leave Sai Nagar Shirdi at 1300hrs o­n every Sunday w.e.f. 18th August 2013 and will arrive at Puri at 2300hrs o­n every Monday.
This train has o­ne-AC 2 tier, Three-AC 3 tiers, Nine-Sleeper Classes, Six-General Second Classes, Two-Guard cum Luggage Vans and o­ne-Pantry Car in its composition having stoppages at Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Mancheswar, Dhenkanal, Talcher Road, Angul, Boinda, Sambalpur, Bargarh Road, Bolangir, Titilagarh, Kantabanji, Khariar Road, Mahasamund, Raipur, Durg, Gondia, Nagpur, Wardha, Badnera, Akola, Bhusaval, Manmad and Kopergaon between Puri and Sai Nagar Shirdi.
         However, on the inaugural run, this train will leave Puri at 1115hrs o­n 10th August 2013 and will arrive at Sai Nagar Shirdi at 1500hrs o­n 11th August 2013. In the return direction, this train will leave Sai Nagar Shirdi at 1600hrs o­n 11th August 2013 and will arrive at Puri at 2300hrs o­n 12th August 2013.
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WEEKLY SPECIAL TRAIN NO. 05903/05904 BETWEEN DIBRUGARH AND CHANDIGARH ( 14 Trips )

WEEKLY SPECIAL TRAIN NO. 05903/05904 BETWEEN DIBRUGARH AND CHANDIGARH ( 14 Trips )



        For the convenience and to clear extra rush of the rail passengers, Northern Railway has decided to run the 05903/05904 Dibrugarh-Chandigarh- Dibrugarh weekly special Train with immediade effect upto 22.09.2013 (14 Trips) as per the under mentioned programme:

        The 05903 Dirugarh-Chandigarh weekly special train will depart from Dibrugarh at 8.40 a.m. o­n 9.8.13, 16.8.13, 23.8.13, 30.8.13, 06.9.13, 13.9.13 & 20.9.13 (Every Friday) to reach Chandigarhat 1.10 p.m. the third day (Sunday).   In the return direction the 05904 Chandigarh to Dibrugarh weekly special train will depart from Chandigarh o­n 11.8.13, 18.8.13, 25.8.13, 1.9.13, 8.9.13, 15.9.13 & 22.9.13 at 11.15 p.m. (every Sunday) to reach Dibrugarh at 6.15 a.m. the third day (Wednesday).

Comprising of o­ne A.C. 2 Tier, o­ne A.C. 3 Tier, Nine Sleeper Class, Four General Class and Two Disabled Friendly Second Class cum Luggage Van coaches, the 05903/05904 Dibrugarh-Chandigarh- Dibrugarh weekly special Train will stop at New Tinsukhia, Simalugari, Mariani, Furkating, Dimapur, Diphu, Lumding, Guwahati, Rangiya, New Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, New Alipurdwar, New Coochbehar, New Jalpaiguri, Kishangaj, Katihar, Naugachia, Khagaria, Barauni, Samastipur, Muzafarpur, Hajipur, Soanpur, Chhapra, Siwan, Deoria Sadar, Gorakhpur, Gonda, Lucknow, Bareilly, Moradabad, Saharanpur & Ambala stations enroute in both the directions.
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NORTHERN RAILWAY EXTENDS THE RUN OF 04511/04512 MEMU (DAILY) SPECIAL TRAIN BETWEEN SAHARANPUR- AMBALA CANTT.- SAHARANPUR (62 TRIPS)

NORTHERN RAILWAY EXTENDS THE RUN OF  04511/04512 MEMU (DAILY) SPECIAL TRAIN BETWEEN SAHARANPUR- AMBALA CANTT.- SAHARANPUR(62 TRIPS)

          To clear extra rush of passengers, Northern Railway has decided to extend the run of train No. 04511/04512 Saharanpur- Ambala Cantt.- Saharanpur MEMU (Daily) special with immediate effect upto 09.09.2013  as per the following programme:

          The 04511 Saharanpur- Ambala Cantt. MEMU (Daily) special train will depart from Saharanpur at 04.45 a.m. to reach Ambala Cantt. at 06.30 a.m. the same day. In the return direction, the 04512 Ambala Cantt.- Saharanpur MEMU (Daily) special train will depart from Ambala Cantt. at 08.35 p.m. to reach Saharanpurat 10.35 p.m. the same day.

          The 04511/04512 Saharanpur- Ambala Cantt.- Saharanpur MEMU (Daily) special train will stop at Pilkhani, Sarsawa, Kalanaur, Jagadhari, Jagadhari Workshop, Darazpur, Mustafabad, Barara, Tandwal, Kesari & Dukheri stations enroute in both the directions.
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SPECIAL TRAIN FROM VARANASI TO DELHI JN & NEW DELHI TO LUCKNOW

SPECIAL TRAIN FROM VARANASI TO DELHI JN & NEW DELHI TO LUCKNOW


        For the convenience of the rail passengers, Northern Railway has decided to
run single trip of  special Train No. 04209 from Varanasi to Delhi Jn o­n 11.08.2013 and Special train No. 04208 from New Delhito Lucknow for single trip o­n 14.8.13 as per the undermentioned programme:

04209  special train from Varanasito Delhi Jn. (1 trip)

The 04209  special train from Varanasito Delhi Jn will depart from Varanasion 11.08.2013 at 03.15 p.m. to reach Delhi Jn  at 10.10 am the next day.

Comprising of o­ne second AC cum third AC, o­ne A.C. 3 Tier, Ten Sleeper Class, Two Second Class cum Luggage Van coaches, the special Train No. 04209 from Varanasito Delhi Jn will stop at Bhadohi Jn.,  Janghai, Pratapgarh Jn., Amethi, Raebareli Jn., Lucknow, Bareilly Jn., & Moradabadstations enroute in both the directions.

04208  special train from New Delhi to Lucknow(1 trip)  

The 04208  special train from New Delhi to Lucknow will depart from New Delhi o­n 14.08.2013 at 7.30 p.m. to reach Lucknow  at 04.45  am the next day.

Comprising of o­ne Ist AC, Four AC 2 Tier, Eight A.C. 3 Tier & Two Second Class cum Luggage Van coaches, the special Train No. 04208 from New Delhi to Lucknow Jn will stop at Ghaziabad, Moradabad, Bareilly, Shahjahanpur & Hardoi stations enroute in both the directions.
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REGULATION OF TRAIN SERVICES DUE TO PRE-INTERLOCK/NON-INTERLOCK WORKING AT PODANUR JUNCTION

REGULATION OF TRAIN SERVICES DUE TO PRE-INTERLOCK/NON-INTERLOCK WORKING AT PODANUR JUNCTION


In connection with yard remodeling (stage-II) as part of Gauge Conversion work between Pollachi - Podanur Pre-Non Interlocking/Non Interlocking work will be undertaken in different spells at Podanur Junction from 10.08.2013 to 26.08.2013.As a result, train services will be regulated and a number of Mail/Express, Passenger Trains as well as local trains will be Cancelled, Short Terminated and Diverted.



TRAINS PARTIALLY CANCELLED FROM 20.08.2013 TO 25.08.2013:



Train No.16107/16108 Chennai Egmore – Mangalore – Chennai Egmore express will be partially cancelled between Coimbatore – Mangalore.



T R A I N SR E G U L A T E D:



ON 11.08.2013 (SUNDAY)

Train No.16107 Chennai Egmore – Mangalore Central express will be regulated for 60 minutes at Coimbatore.



ON 12.08.2013 (MONDAY)

Train No.16107 Chennai Egmore – Mangalore Central express will be regulated for 70 minutes at Coimbatore.



ON 13.08.2013 (TUESDAY)

Train No.16107 Chennai Egmore – Mangalore Central express will be regulatedfor 60 minutes at Coimbatore.



ON 14.08.2013 (WEDNESDAY)

Train No.16107 Chennai Egmore – Mangalore Central express will be regulated for 60 minutes at Coimbatore.



ON 15.08.2013 (THURSDAY)

Train No.16107 Chennai Egmore – Mangalore Central express will be regulated for 70 minutes at Coimbatore.



Train No.16318 Jammutawi –Kanniyakumari express will be regulated for 105 minutes at Coimbatore.





ON 16.08.2013 (FRIDAY)

Train No.12678 Ernakulam Junction – Bangalore express will be regulated for 45 minutes at Madukkarai.



Train No.13352 Alleppey – Dhanbad – Alleppey express will be regulated for 75 minutes at Madukkarai.



Train No.13351 Dhanbad – Alleppey – Dhanbad express will be regulated for 60 minutes at Coimbatore.



Train No.16107 Chennai Egmore – Mangalore Central express will be regulated for 120minutes at Coimbatore.



Train No.12660 Shalimar – Nagercoil express will be regulated for 90 minutes at Coimbatore.



ON 17.08.2013 (SATURDAY)

Train No.16107 Chennai Egmore – Mangalore Central express will be regulated for 60minutes at Coimbatore.



ON 18.08.2013 (SUNDAY)

Train No.16107 Chennai Egmore – Mangalore Central express will be regulated for 60minutes at Coimbatore.



ON 19.08.2013 (MONDAY)

Train No.16107 Chennai Egmore – Mangalore Central express will be regulated for 60minutes at Coimbatore.



ON 22.08.2013 (THURSDAY)

Train No.16318 Jammutawi – Kanniyakumar express will be regulated for 105 minutes at Coimbatore.



ON 26.08.2013 (MONDAY)

Train No.16107 Chennai Egmore – Mangalore Central express will be regulated for 70minutes at Coimbatore.
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Miryalguda-Nadikudi DEMU Passenger Extended Upto Piduguralla

South Central Railway will extend Train No.77676/77677 Miryalguda-Nadikudi DEMU Passenger to Pidugurala.

 Accordingly, Train No.77676 Miryalguda-Nadikudi DEMU Passenger will be extended upto Piduguralla with effect from 16th August 2013. This train will depart Miryalguda at the existing time i.e. 23 00 hrs and arrive Piduguralla at 00 15 hrs o­n the next day.

 In the return direction, Train No. 77677 Piduguralla-Miryalguda DEMU Passengerwill depart Piduguralla at 04 15 hrs o­n 17th August 2013 and arrive Miryalguda at its existing time i.e. 05 30 hrs o­n the same day.

 On the extended portion, this train will stop at Tummalacheruvu station.
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Arrival / departure of Timings of Secunderabad-Kakinada Town Cocanada AC Express at Khammam

The arrival / departure timings of Train No. 12776 Secunderabad - Kakinada Town Cocanada AC Express at Khammam has been erroneously mentioned as 01 05 / 01 07 hrs, instead of the actual timing  ie. 00 08 / 00 10 hrs in  Southern Zone Railway Time Table-2013 issue.
 In view of the above, Arrival/departure timings of this Train at Khammam shall be read as 00 08 / 00 10 hrs.

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Additional Sleeper Class Coaches to Certain Trains to Clear Extra Rush / Waitlisted Passengers

 South Central Railway  will temporarily augment the following express / special trains with additional Sleeper Class Coaches to clear the extra rush / waitlisted passengers as per the details mentioned below:-

1.Tr.No. 12764 Secunderabad-Tirupati Padmavati Express will be temporarily augmented with o­ne additional Sleeper Class Coach  from 8th  to 11th August, 2013
2.Tr.No. 12763 Tirupati-Secunderabad Padmavati Express will be temporarily augmented with o­ne additional Sleeper Class Coach from 9th to 12th August, 2013.
3.Tr.No. 17603 Kacheguda-Yesvantapur Express will be temporarily augmented with o­ne additional Sleeper Class Coach from 8th to 11th August, 2013.
4.Tr.No. 17604 Yesvantapur-Kacheguda Express will be temporarily augmented with o­ne additional Sleeper Class Coach from 9th to 12th August, 2013.
5.Tr.No. 17401 Tirupati-Machilipatnam Express will be temporarily augmented with o­ne additional Sleeper Class Coach 9thto 11th August, 2013.
6.Tr.No. 17402 Machilipatnam-Tirupati Express will be temporarily augmented with o­ne additional Sleeper Class Coach from 10th to 12th August, 2013.
7.Tr.No. 07101 Lingampalli-Kakinada Town Special Train will be temporarily augmented with two additional Sleeper Class Coach o­n 8th August, 2013.
These 8 additional coaches will make available 576 additional Sleeper Class berths per service.
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Extension of Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Bhubaneshwar Express to Puri w.e.f. 11.8.2013

Railways have decided to extend 12145/12146 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Bhubaneshwar Express (weekly) to Puri with effect from 11.8.2013.The details are as under;
Commencement of regular service after extension:
12145 from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus o­n every Sunday from 11.8.2013
12146 from Puri o­n every Tuesday from 13.8.2013
Halts after Extension: Khurda Road
There is no change in composition and halts up to Bhubaneshwar
Train No.
Time
Station
Time
Train No.
12145
12146
Sun
Dep. 20.35
Lokmanya Tilak Terminus
Arr. 07.45
Thu
Tue
Arr. 05.35
Dep. 05.40
Bhubaneshwar
Dep. 23.05
Arr. 23.00
Tue
Tue
Arr. 07.45
Puri
Dep. 21.25
Tue
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Jumbo block between Borivali and Goregaon

To carry out maintenance work of track, signaling & overhead equipments, a jumbo block will be taken between Borivali and Goregaon stations from 10.35 hrs to 15.35 hrs o­n Sunday i.e 11th August, 2013 o­n Up & Down local (i.e. slow) lines.



During the block period, all Up & Down slow line trains will run o­n through (i.e. fast) lines between Borivali and Goregaon stations. Due to this, some local trains will remain cancelled. Also, during the block period, trains will be dealt o­n any of the Platform No. 3/4/5/6/6A at Borivali.
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Short Termination of Gorakhpur Trains due to Non-interlocking work at Gorakhpur

SHORT TERMINATION OF GORAKHPUR TRAINS

Railways have decided to short terminate the following trains arriving Gorakhpur at Deoriya Sadar/ Basti/ Mau between 30.9.2013 to 5.10.2013 o­n Temporary Basis due to Pre Non-interlocking and Non-interlocking work in connection with Gorakhpur Yard remodelling o­n Northeast Railway.

   

1. Train No. 11055 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Gorakhpur Godan Express leaving LTT o­n 30.9.2013, 2.10.2013 and 4.10.2013 will be terminated at Deoria Sadar instead of Gorakhpur.

2. Train No. 11015 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Gorakhpur Kushinagar Express leaving LTT from 2.10.2013 to 5.10.2013 will be terminated at Basti instead of Gorakhpur.

3. Train No.11037 Pune – Gorakhpur Express leaving Pune o­n 3.10.2013 will be terminated at Mau instead of Gorakhpur.

Passengers are requested to kindly note the above changes.
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4 Special Trains between Mumbai and Velankanni - Bookings open for 01029 & 01031 from 11.8.2013

4 SPECIAL TRAINS FOR VELANKANNI FESTIVAL

Railways have decided to run 4 special trains between Mumbai and Velankanni to clear the extra rush of passengers during Velankanni Festival. The details of service as under –

A) CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI TERMINUS – VELANKANNI- CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI TERMINUS SPECIAL

01029 special train will leave Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus at 11.30 hrs o­n 26.8.2013 (Monday) and will arrive Velankanni at 19.15 hrs next day.

01030 special train will leave Velankanni at 13.35 hrs o­n 28.8.2013 (Wednesday) and will arrive Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus at 23.40 hrs next day.

HALTS: Dadar, Thane, Kalyan, Lonavla, Pune, Solapur, Gulbarga, Wadi, Raichur, Guntakal, Gooty, Kadapa, Renigunta, Puttur, Tiruttani, Katpadi, Vellore, Arni Road, Tiruvannamalai, Tirukkovilur, Villupuram, Cuddalore Port, Chidambaram, Sirkazhi, Mayiladuthurai, Tiruvarur and Nagapattinam.

   

COMPOSITION:    o­ne AC first cum AC 2-tier, o­ne AC 2-tier, Two AC 3-Tier, 12 Sleeper class, 4 Reserved second class seating and 2 General second class cum guard’s brake vans.

   

B) LOKMANYA TILAK TERMINUS – VELANKANNI- LOKMANYA TILAK TERMINUS SPECIAL

01031 special train will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 12.05 hrs o­n 27.8.2013 (Tuesday) and will arrive Velankanni at 18.45 hrs next day.

01032 special train will leave Velankanni at 13.35 hrs o­n 29.8.2013 (Thursday) and will arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 23.45 hrs next day.

HALTS: Thane, Kalyan, Lonavla, Pune, Solapur, Gulbarga, Wadi, Raichur, Guntakal, Gooty, Kadapa, Renigunta, Arakkonam, Chennai Egmore, Tambaram, Chengalpattu, Villupuram, Tirupadaripulliyur, Chidambaram, Sirkazhi, Mayiladuthurai, Tiruvarur and Nagapattinam.

   

COMPOSITION: o­ne AC 2-tier, o­ne AC 2-tier cum AC 3-tier, Two AC 3-Tier, 10 Sleeper class, 2 Reserved second class seating and 2 General second class cum guard’s brake vans.

RESERVATION: Bookings for 01029 and 01031 open from 11.08.2013.
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MANCHESWAR CARRIAGE REPAIR WORKSHOP GETS PRESTIGIOUS ISO 9001-2008 CERTIFICATION

The Carriage Repair Workshop at Mancheswar of East Coast Railway added another feather to its cap by getting coveted ISO 9001-2008 Certification for Quality Management Systems o­n 7th August 2013.

Shri Prem Chandra, Chief Mechanical Engineer of East Coast Railway received the certificate issued by M/s Certification Services Ltd. o­n receipt of the prestigious certificate, Shri Prem Chandra praised the initiatives taken by Mancheswar Workshop in receiving ISO 2009-2008 Certification and urged the staff and officers of Mancheswar Workshop to continue their workforce to achieve many such milestones in future also. This certificate is an endorsement of the entire process systems adopted by the Carriage Workshop.

Sri S. K. Pankaj, Chief Workshop Manager of Carriage Repair Workshop informed that Mancheswar Workshop is planning to celebrate its completion of 30 years production in December 2013 with lot of festivities and record outturn. This Workshop is also planning to get ISO 14000 for Environment Management System and ISO 18000 certification for Occupational Health & Safety System by December 2013.

In the recent days, Mancheswar workshop has created new milestone of productivity and quality, bringing happiness to the entire Railway fraternity. In the just concluded month of July, Mancheswar Workshop has achieved highest ever outturn of 145 coaches. It also achieved a production of 1001 wheels in the Wheel Shop which is another milestone.

Mancheswar Carriage Repair Workshop also started Green Drive o­n this occasion by launching tree plantation inside Mancheswar Workshop. 
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NEW DIVISIONAL RAILWAY MANAGER OF SAMBALPUR DIVISION

Shri Debaraj Panda, an officer of 1985 batch of the Indian Railway Traffic Service has joined as New Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) in Sambalpur Division of East Coast Railway.


Prior to this new posting Shri Panda was serving as Chief Freight Transportation Manager (CFTM) of East Coast Railway at Bhubaneswar.


Shri Panda, a Post Graduate in Economics from JNU, joined Indian Railways in 1987.
Thereafter, he has worked in various important capacities in Adra, Waltair and Khurda divisions of South Eastern Railway and East Coast Railway. He worked as Chief Vigilance officer in East Coast Railway Head quarters office. He also served in IRCTC as Group General Manager at Kolkata and as Chief Passenger Transportation Manager (CPTM) of East Coast Railway head quarters office.

Apart from the above, he has also undergone training in strategic Management at Paris and Johannesburg.
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REGULATION OF TRAINS DUE TO WORK AT GORAKHPUR YARD REMODELLING BY NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY

REGULATION OF TRAINS DUE TO PRE-NON-INTERLOCKING & NON-INTERLOCKING IN CONNECTION WITH GORAKHPUR YARD REMODELLING BY NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY
 North Eastern Railway(NER) has advised this railway that, due to Pre Non-interlocking and Non-interlocking working in connection with Gorakhpur Yard remodelling from 26th Sept.13 to 02nd Oct. 2013 and Non-interlocking from 03rd to 06th Oct.2013 involving Traffic block of 03-00 hrs. followed by 72 hours Non-interlocking working and 06-00 hrs. testing block), the following trains will be short terminated

SHORT TERMINATION:--

1.Train No.15024 Yesvantpur-Gorakhpur Express leaving YESVANTPUR station on 26th Sept.,2013will be terminated at LUCKNOW Jn.instead of Gorakhpur.

2.Train No.15024 Yesvantpur-Gorakhpur Express leaving YESVANTPUR on 03rd October, 2013will be terminated at KHALILABAD instead of Gorakhpur.
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Mega Block on 11.8.2013

MEGA BLOCK o­n 11.8.2013

Central Railway will operate Mega Block o­n its suburban sections for carrying out maintenance work o­n Sunday 11.8.2013.

1)  o­n DN FAST LINE BETWEEN THAN AND KALYAN STATIONS

    FROM 10.00 AM TO 3.30 PM.

Dn fast line services leaving Thane from 9.04 am to 2.51 pm will be diverted o­n Dn Slow line between Thane and Kalyan stations and will halt at all stations between Thane and Kalyan. These locals will halt at Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup and Mulund stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts and will arrive destination 20 minutes behind schedule.

UP fast line services leaving Thane station from 10.50 am to 3.43 pm will halt at Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar and Kurla stations in addition to their scheduled halts and arrive their destination 15 minutes behind schedule.

All slow suburban services arriving & leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus between 11.00 am and 5.00 pm will arrive their destination 10 minutes behind schedule.

     

2)  o­n UP AND DN LINES BETWEEN KALYAN AND AMBERNATH STATIONS

    FROM 2.00 PM TO 3.30 PM.

   

Dn line services leaving Kalyan from 1.32 pm to 3.17 pm and Up line services leaving Badlapur from 1.49 pm to 3.22 pm will remain suspended between Kalyan and Badlapur stations. However, Shuttle services will be run between Badlapur and Karjat during the block period.

 

3) DN HARBOUR LINE BETWEEN CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI TERMINUS AND KURLA &

   UP AND DN HARBOUR LINES BETWEEN VADALA ROAD AND BANDRA STATIONS

   FROM 11.10 AM TO 3.10 PM.

Dn Harbour line services to Bandra/Andheri leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus from 10.48 am to 3.33 pm and Up Harbour line services towards Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus leaving Bandra /Andheri from 10.40 am to 3.45 pm will remain suspended.

     

Dn Harbour line services for Panvel / Belapur/Vashi leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus from 10.52 am to 3.13 pm will run via main line between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Kurla further will be diverted o­n Dn Harbour line. These trains will not halt at Chinchpokli and Currey Road stations.

Harbour line passengers for Bandra/ Andheri are permitted to travel Via Main line and Western Railway from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm o­n 11.8.2013.

All Up and Dn Harbour line services leaving and arriving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus between 11.00 am and 4.30 pm will arrive destination about 10 minutes behind schedule.

As a result of this, suburban trains are likely to be more crowded than usual. Passengers are requested not to take any risks while travelling. They are also requested to avoid travelling o­n foot board, roof top of locals and not to board extremely over crowded trains.
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Monday, 5 August 2013

4 Special Trains between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Madgaon - Bookings open from 6.8.2013

4 SPECIAL TRAINS BETWEEN MUMBAI (LTT) - MADGAON

Central Railway has decided to run 4 special trains between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Madgaon to clear the extra rush of passengers. The details are as under –

(A) 01001/01002 LOKMANYA TILAK TERMINUS – MADGAON SPECIALS

01001 Special will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 1.00 hrs o­n Friday 9.8.2013 (night of 8/9.8.2013 Thursday/Friday) and will reach Madgaon at 14.10 hrs same day.

01002 Special will leave Madgaon at 14.40 hrs o­n Friday 9.8.2013 and will reach Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 4.10 hrs next day.

(B) 01005/01006 LOKMANYA TILAK TERMINUS – MADGAON SPECIALS

01005 Special will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 1.00 hrs o­n Thursday 15.8.2013 (night of 14/15.8.2013 Wednesday/Thursday) and will reach Madgaon at 14.10 hrs same day.

01006 Special will leave Madgaon at 14.40 hrs o­n Thursday 15.8.2013 and will reach Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 4.10 hrs next day.

Halts for Both Specials:  Thane, Panvel, Roha, Khed, Chiplun, Sangameshwar, Ratnagiri, Kankavali, Sindhudurg, Kudal, Sawantwadi Road, Pernem, Thivim and Karmali.

Composition of Both Specials:    One A/C 2-tier, o­ne A/C 3-tier, 7 Sleeper Class, 6 General second Class and 2 General Second class cum Guard’s Brake Vans

Reservation: Bookings open from 6.8.2013
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Extension of Goa Sampark Kranti Express to Chandigarh

Extension of Goa Sampark Kranti Express to Chandigarh



Good news for passengers !! It has been decided to extend the Train No. 12450 / 12449 Hazrat Nizamuddin - Madgaon 'Goa' Sampark Kranti Express (bi-weekly) upto Chandigarh.

Train no.12450 Chandigarh-  Madgaon 'Gao' Sampark Kranti Exp will leave from Chandigarh at 01:30 hrs on Monday and Saturday and reach Madgaon at 1500 hrs on Tuesday and Sunday respectively. The extension is effective from 5th August, 2013.

Train no.12449 Madgaon- Chandigarh Exp will leave from Madgaon at 1225 hrs on Tuesday and Wednesday and reach Chandigarh at 05:20 hrs on Thursday and Friday respectively. The extension is effective from 6th August, 2013.
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Katpadi-Tirupati-Katpadi Passenger to Stop at Mungilipattu


South Central Railway will provide o­ne minute stoppage for Katpadi-Tirupati-Katpadi Passenger at Mungilipattu o­n Tirupati-Pakala Section with immediate effect.

Accordingly, Train No. 77262 Katpadi-Tirupati Passenger will  depart Mungilipattu at 08 00 hrs. In the return direction Train No. 77265 Tirupati-Katpadi Passenger will  depart Mungilipattu at 18 35 hrs.

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Kacheguda-Madurai-Kacheguda Weekly Express to Stop at Kadiri wef. 10th August, 2013

Kacheguda-Madurai-Kacheguda Weekly Express to Stop at Kadiri wef. 10th August, 2013

South Central Railway will provide two minute stoppage for Kacheguda-Madurai-Kacheguda Weekly Express at Kadiri with effect from 10th August, 2013.

Accordingly, Train No. 17615 Kacheghuda-Madurai Weekly Express will arrive / depart Kadiri at 15 00/15 02 hrs. In the return direction Train No. 17616 Madurai-Kacheguda Weekly Express will arrive / depart Kadiri at 03 45/03 47 hrs.

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TEMPORARY STOPPAGE AT MELMARUVATHUR

TEMPORARY STOPPAGE AT MELMARUVATHUR

The following trains will stop at Melmaruvathur from 07.08.2013 to 09.08.2013 to the following timings, in connection with ‘Adipooram Festival’ at Melmaruvathur.

Sl.
No.
Train No. & Name
Melmaruvathur
Dep.
1
16177 Chennai Egmore - Tiruchchirappalli/Kumbakonam Rockfort Exp.
23.58 hrs.
2
16178 Kumbakonam/Tiruchchirappalli -Chennai Egmore Rockfort Exp.
03.10 hrs.
3
12635 Chennai Egmore - Madurai Vaigai Express
14.45 hrs.
4
12636 Madurai - Chennai Egmore Vaigai Express
12.47 hrs.
5
12661 Chennai Egmore – Sengottai Pothigai Express
21.35 hrs.
6
12662 Sengottai – Chennai Egmore Pothigai Express
05.00 hrs.
7
12637 Chennai Egmore - Madurai Pandyan Express
22.45 hrs.
8
12638 Madurai - Chennai Egmore Pandyan Express
03.30 hrs.
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Berths Available in SCR Special Trains

South Central Railway is running several special trains between various popular destinations for clearing extra rush of passengers. The earliest dates o­n which vacant berths are available in various special trains are given below:-

1)Tr.No.07101 Lingampalli-Kakinada Special Train.
II AC, III AC and Sleeper Classes - o­n 18th Aug.

2)  Tr.No.07102 Kakinada-Lingampalli Special Train.
II AC, III AC and Sleeper Classes - o­n 8th Aug.

3)  Tr. No.07202 Secunderabad-Kakinada Special Train.
II AC  and Sleeper Classes - o­n 11th Aug.

4)  Tr. No. 07149 Secunderabad-Guwahati weekly Special Train.
II AC, III AC and Sleeper Classes - o­n 9th Aug.

5) Tr. No.07606 Kacheguda-Mangalore weekly Special Train.
II AC o­n 6thAug., III AC o­n 24th Aug and Sleeper Class o­n 6th Aug.

6)  Tr. No. 07405 Aurangabad-Tirupati weekly Special Train.
III AC o­n 28thAug. and Sleeper Class o­n 30th Aug.

7)  Tr. No. 07406 Tirupati-Aurangabad weekly Special Train.
III AC o­n 31st Aug. and Sleeper Class o­n 24th Aug.
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CANCELLATION OF TRAIN

CANCELLATION OF TRAIN

Train No.15901 Yesvantpur – Dibrugarh weekly express scheduled to leave Yesvantpur at 23.55 hrs. on 05.08.2013 (Monday) and scheduled to leave Perambur at 09.05 hrs. on 06.08.2013 (Tuesday) is cancelled due to Operational reason.
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Saturday, 3 August 2013

WEEKLY SPECIAL TRAINS BETWEEN KACHEGUDA - MANGALORE JN.

The following weekly special trains between Kacheguda – Mangalore Jn. will be run to clear the extra rush of passengers.Kacheguda – Mangalore Jn. – Kacheguda weekly Specials: T. No. 07606 Kacheguda – Mangalore Jn. weekly special will leave Kacheguda at 06.00 hrs. on Tuesdays from 06.8.2013 to 27.8.2013 and arrive Mangalore Jn. at 11.20 hrs. on Wednesdays.T. No. 07605 Mangalore Jn. – Kacheguda weekly special will leave Mangalore Jn. at 20.00 hrs. on Wednesdays from 07.8.2013 to 28.8.2013 and arrive Kacheguda at 03.40 hrs. on Fridays.The composition of the trains will be 1 AC 2-tier,2 AC 3-tier, 7 Sleeper Class, 6 General Second Class and 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches.The trains will stop at Jadcherla, Mahaboobnagar, Gadwal, Kurnool City, Dhone, Gooty, Yerraguntala, Cuddapah, Rajampet, Renigunta, Katpadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Erode, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Palakkad, Shoranur, Tirur, Kozhikode, Vadakara, Thalassery, Kannur, Payyanur, Kanhangad and Kasaragod.


Advance reservation for the above trains will commence on 04.8.2013.
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Friday, 2 August 2013

Express Trains Diverted Due to Samaikyandhra Agitation

Express Trains Diverted Due to Samaikyandhra Agitation

              In view ofSamaikyandhra agitation at Dharmavaram Station, South Central Railway will divert the following Express trains running today as detailed below:



            Express Trains Diverted:
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1)Train No. 12975 Mysore-Jaipur Express which departed Mysore at 10 15 hrs today i.e. 1st August, 2013 is diverted to run via Bangalore Cantt, Yelahanka, Yesvantapur byepass, Tumkur, Arsikere, Chikjajur, Bellary and Guntakal

2)Train No. 18464 Bangalore-Bhubaneswar Prashanti Express which departed Bangalore at14 00 hrs today i.e. 1st August, 2013 is diverted to run via Bangalore Cantt, Krishnarajapuram, Bangarpet, Jolarpettai, Katpadi, Melpakkam byepass, Renigunta, Gudur and Vijayawada

3)Train No. 17212 Yesvantapur-Machilipatnam Kondaveedu Expresswhich departed Yesvantapur at 14 45 hrs today i.e. 1st August, 2013 is diverted to run via Hebbal, Banswadi, Krishnarajapuram, Bangarpet, Jolarpettai, Katpadi, Melpakkam byepass, Renigunta, Gudur and Vijayawada

4)Train No. 17604 Yesvantapur-Kacheguda Express which departed Yesvantapur at 15 30 hrs today i.e. 1st August, 2013 is diverted to run via Tumkur, Arsikere, Chikjajur, Bellary and Guntakal

5)Train No. 17307 Mysore-Bagalkot Basava Express which departed Mysore at 13 30 hrs today i.e. 1st August, 2013 is diverted to run via Yesvantapur, Tumkur, Arsikere, Chikjajur, Bellary and Guntakal



Inconvenience caused to the passengers is deeply regretted.
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Express Train Diverted Due to Samaikyandhra Agitation

Express Train Diverted Due to Samaikyandhra Agitation

In view of Samaikyandhra agitation at Dharmavaram Station, South Central Railway will divert Train No. 15016 Yesvantpur-Gorakhpur Express which departed Yesvantpur today i.e. 1st August, 2013 is diverted to run via Tumkur, Arsikere, Chikjajur, Bellary, Guntakal, Raichur and Secunderabad.



Inconvenience caused to the passengers is deeply regretted.
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SCR to Run 18 Special Trains between Aurangabad-Tirupati and Kacheguda-Mangalore

1)Aurangabad-Tirupati-Aurangabad  Special Trains( 10 services):

Train No. 07405 Aurangabad-Tirupati Special Train will depart Aurangabad at 18 40 hrs o­n 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th August, 2013 (Fridays) and arrive Tirupati at 19 00 hrs o­n the next day.

 In the return direction, Train No.07406 Tirupati-Aurangabad Special train will depart Tirupati at 21 15 hrs o­n 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st August, 2013 (Saturdays) and arrive Aurangabad at 20 30 hrs o­n the next day.

 Enroute, these special trains will stop at Jalna, Parbhani, Purna, Nanded, Mudhked, Basar, Nizambad, Kamareddi, Secunderabad, Kazipet, Warangal, Khammam, Vijayawada, Tenali, Chirala, o­ngole, Nellore, Gudur, Venkatagiri, Srikalahasti and Renigunta

Stations in both directions.  These trains will consist of 15 Coaches viz., o­ne AC Three Tier, six Sleeper Class, six General Second Class and two Luggage Cum Brake Van Coaches.                  

2)Kacheguda-Mangalore-Kacheguda Special Trains (8 Services)

    Train No.07606 Kacheguda-Mangalore Special Train will depart Kacheguda at  06 00 hrs o­n Tuesdays ie., on 6th, 13th, 20thand 27th August, 2013  and arrive  Mangalore at 11 20 hrs o­n the next day.

      In the return direction, Train No. 07605 Mangalore-Kachiguda Special Train will depart Mangalore at 20 00 hrs on Wednesday ie., o­n 7th, 14th, 21st and 28thAugust, 2013 and arrive Kacheguda at 03 40 hrs o­n Fridays.

 Enroute, these special trains will stop at Jadcherla, Mahbubnagar, Gadwal, Kurnool City, Dhone, Gooty, Yerraguntla, Cuddapah, Rajampeta, Renigunta, Katpadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Erode, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Palakkad, Shoranur, Tirur, Kozhikode, Vadakara, Thalasery, Kannur, Payyanur, Kanhangad and Kasaragod Stations in both directions. These special trains will consist of 18 Coaches viz., o­ne AC II Tier, two AC III Tier, seven Sleeper Class, six General Second Class and two Luggage Cum Brake Van Coaches.
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EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY AUGMENTATION OF TRAINS|PERMANENT AUGMENTATION OF REWA EXPRESS TRAIN

‍For the convenience of the rail passengers and to increase the passenger carrying capacity of trains, Railway has decided to extend the augmentation of the train nos. 15707/15708 Katihar-Amritsar-Katihar Express, 22811/22812 and 22823/22824 Bhubaneswar- New Delhi-Bhubaneswar RajdhaniExpress trains on temporary basis as per the under-mentionedprogramme:-

·The 15707/15708 Katihar-Amritsar-Katihar Express train has been augmented by One additional General Second Class Coach from 01.08.2013 to 30.09.2013 when departing from Katihar and from 04.08.2013 to 03.10.2013 when departing from Amritsar. The other features like timings, route, stoppages etc. will remain as unchanged.
·The 22811/22812 and 22823/22824 Bhubaneswar-New Delhi-Bhubaneswar RajdhaniExpress trains have been augmented by One additional A.C.2 Tier and Threeadditional A.C.3 Tier Coaches each from 01.08.2013 to 31.08.2013 when departing from Bhubaneswar and from 02.08.2013 to 01.09.2013 when departing from New Delhi. The other features like timings, route, stoppages etc. will remain as unchanged.

PERMANENT AUGMENTATION OF REWA EXPRESS TRAIN

The 12428/12427 Anand Vihar T.- Rewa- Anand Vihar T. Express train will be augmented permanently by One additional First A.C. cum A.C.2 Tier Coach from 01.08.2013 when departing from Anand Vihar T. and from 02.08.2013 when departing from Rewa. The other features like timings, route, stoppages etc. will remain as unchanged.
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WR TO RUN GANAPATI SPECIAL TRAINS TO MADGAON FROM BANDRA (T) & AHMEDABAD (Via VASAI ROAD)

Bandra(T) – Madgaon Special Train

          Train No.09009 Bandra(T)– Madgaon Special Train will leave Bandra(T) at 00.15 hrs o­n every Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 2nd September to 21st September , 2013. It will reach Madgaon at 16.30 hrs, o­n same day.

           Similarly, in return direction train No.09010 Madgaon – Bandra(T) Special Train will leave Madgaon at 20.00 hrs o­n every Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 2nd September to 21stSeptember, 2013. It will arrive at Bandra(T) at 13.20 hrs, the next day.

           The train will halt at Andheri, Borivali, Vasai Road, Panvel, Roha, Mangaon, Khed, Chiplun, Savarda, Sangameshwar, Ratnagiri, Adavali, Rajapur Road, Vaibhavwadi, Kankavali, Sindhudurg, Kudal, Zarap, Sawantwadi, Madure, Pernem, Thivim and Karmali stations in both directions.

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



Ahmedabad – Madgaon Special Train (via Vasai Road)



Train No.09416 Ahmedabad–Madgaon Special Train will leave Ahmedabad at 16.55 hrs o­n every Monday, Wednesday & Saturday from 2nd September to 21st September, 2013. It will arrive at Vasai Rdat 00.40 hrs next day and reach Madgaon at 16.30 hrs.

           Similarly, in return direction train No.09415 Madgaon – Ahmedabad Special Train will leave Madgaon at 20.00 hrs o­n every Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday from 3rd September to 22nd September, 2013.It will arrive at Vasai Rd at 10.40 hrs next day and reach Ahmedabad at 19.20 hrs.



The train will halt at Nadiad, Anand, Vadodara, Bharuch, Surat, Navsari,Valsad, Vapi, Dahanu Road, Boisar, Vasai Road, Panvel, Roha, Mangaon, Khed, Chiplun, Savarda, Sangameshwar, Ratnagiri, Adavali, Rajapur Road, Vaibhavwadi, Kankavali, Sindhudurg, Kudal, Zarap, Sawantwadi, Madure, Pernem, Thivim and Karmali stations in both directions.



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

           The booking for 09009 & 09416 will open at all Passenger Reservation Centers o­n 2nd August, 2013.
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