Friday, 20 September 2013

Additional Stoppages for Four Express Trains

Additional Stoppages for Four Express Trains

South Central Railway will provide  additional stoppages for the following four express trains as detailed below.

 1)Train No. 17018 / 17017 Secunderabad – Rajkot – Secunderabad Tri Weekly Express will be provided with additional stoppage for a minute at Chittapur with effect from 24th September, 2013. Accordingly, Train No. 17018 Secunderabad - Rajkot Tri Weekly Express will arrive / depart Chittapur at 17 59 / 18 00 hrs.   In the opposite direction, Train No. 17017 Rajkot-Secunderabad Tri Weekly Express will arrive / depart Chittapur at 06 24 / 06 25 hrs. The stoppage will be o­n experimental basis for a period of six months.

2)  Train No. 12735 / 12736 Secunderabad – Yesvatnhpur - Secunderabad Garibrath Express will be provided with additional stoppage for a minute  at Chittapur. Accordingly, Train No. 12735 Secunderabad – Yesvanthpur Garibrath Express will arrive / depart Chittapur at 22 10 / 22 11 hrs. with effect from 24th September, 2013. In the opposite  direction, Train No. 12736 Yesvanthpur - Secunderabad Garibrath Express will arrive /  depart Chittapur at 05 17 / 05 18 hrs with effect from 25th September, 2013. The stoppage will be o­n experimental basis for a period of six months.

3)  Train No. 16571 / 16572 Yesvnatpur-Bidar-Yesvantpur Tri-weekly Express will be provided with additional stoppage for a minute at Tandurwith effect from 25th September, 2013.   Accordingly, Train No. 16571 Yesvanthpur-Bidar Tri Weekly Express will arrive / depart Tandur at 06 22 /  06 23 hrs.  In the opposite direction, Train No. 16572 Bidar – Yesvanthpur Tri Weekly Express will arrive / depart Tandur at 21 22 / 21 23 hrs. The stoppage will be o­n experimental basis for a period of six months.


4) Train No.17230 Hyderabad-Kochuveli Sabari Express, departing Kochuveli from 24th September, 2013 to 15th October, 2013, will be provided with additional stoppage at Wadakancherry.  Similarly, Train. No.17229 Kochuveli-Hyderabad Sabari Express, departing Kochuveli from 25thSeptember, 2013 to 16th October, 2013,  will be provided with  additional stoppage at Wadakancherry.

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Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) – Future fuel for Locomotives of Indian Railways

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) – Future fuel for Locomotives of Indian Railways
In a move to adopt environment friendly and cost effective alternate fuel, the Indian Railways has taken up various projects on utilization of natural gas as fuel for its fleet of diesel locomotives. Under this, Research Design & Standard Organisation (RDSO), a research wing of the Ministry of Railways based at Lucknow, is actively working on development of a prototype of locomotive based on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Once the prototype is proven on field, Indian Railways plan to build another 20 LNG based locomotives on the same concept. With the introduction of such technology, there is going to be 50% reduction in operating cost of locomotives even at the current enhanced LNG prices. In addition, there is an elimination of visible smoke from these locomotives and significant reductions in other regulated and unregulated emissions like NOx etc. Once Indian Railways switches over completely to natural gas as fuel for its diesel locomotives, it would amount to only 2.2% of India’s annual natural gas consumption of 81 million tons and therefore commercially feasible.

At present, Indian Railways are running its fleet of locomotives on predominantly two fuels, i.e. diesel and electricity. Prices of both these fuels have been rising rapidly due to increasing prices of crude oil/imported coal, devaluation of Rupee etc. Natural gas is emerging as a promising fuel of the future. This natural gas is availablein the form of conventional natural gas, shale gas, gas hydrates etc. With the introduction of economical processes of extraction of shale gas, exploitation of shale gas reserves has become a commercial reality.

India also has substantial reserves of natural gas in the form of conventional natural gas, shale gas and gas hydrates. According to an estimate, India has 1241 billion cubic metres of conventional gas, 7462.5 billion cubic metres of recoverable shale gas reserves and 1890 trillion cubic metres of gas hydrates. USA and Canada have become the world’s highest exporters of natural gas on account of their shale gas reserves.

To make use of global reserves of natural gas, India is setting up infrastructure for import of LNG into the country. Even LNG terminals are in various stages of setting-up on the east and west coasts of India, all with railway connectivity. 
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WR to provide stoppage to 22903/22904 Bandra(T)- Bhuj AC Exp at Samakhiali station

WR to provide stoppage to 22903/22904 Bandra(T)- Bhuj AC Exp at Samakhiali station



For the convenience of passengers, Western Railway has decided to provide stoppage to 22903/22904 Bandra (T) – Bhuj AC Express (Tri-weekly) train at Samakhiali station with effect from 25thSeptember, 2013.

Accordingly, Train No. 22903 Bandra (T)–Bhuj AC Express (Tri-weekly) train will reach Samakhiali station at 10.33 hrs & depart at 10.35 hrs.

Similarly, in the return direction, Train No.22904 Bhuj–Bandra (T)AC Express (Tri-weekly)trainwill reach Samakhiali station at 17.20 hrs & depart at 17.22 hrs.

These stoppages have been given o­n experimental basis for a period of six months.
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Introduction of New Weekly Express Train between Nagpur and Jaipur - Bookings for Train No.11203 open from 21.9.2013

INTRODUCTION OF NEW WEEKLY EXPRESS TRAIN BETWEEN NAGPUR - JAIPUR

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

Train No 11203 Weekly Express will leave Nagpur at 11.55 hrs o­n every Thursday w.e.f. 26.9.2013 and arrive Jaipur at 14.05 hrs next day i.e. Friday.

Train No 11204 Weekly Express will leave Jaipur at 16.30 hrs o­n every Friday from 27.9.2013 and arrive Nagpur at 19.15 hrs next day i.e. Saturday.

HALTS:      Katol, Narkher, Pandhurna, Multai, Betul, Itarsi, Habibganj, Bhopal, Sehore, Shujalpur, Berchha, Ujjain, Nagda, Ramganj, Mandi, Kota, Bundi, Mandalgarh, Chittaurgarh, Bhilwara, Bijaynagar, Nasirabad, Ajmer, Kishangarh, Phulera, Asalpur Jobner and Kanakpura.

COMPOSITION:      o­ne AC-2 Tier, o­ne AC-3 Tier, 11 Sleeper Class, 3 General Second Class and 2 General Second Class cum Guard’s brake vans

RESERVATION: Bookings for train No. 11203 will open from 21.9.2013.
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Change in Number and Timings of Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Visakhapatnam Bi-weekly Express

CHANGE IN NUMBER , AND TIMINGS OF LTT-VISAKHAPATNAM BI-WEEKLY EXPRESS



Railways have decided to change the train number and timings of 22819/22820 Visakhapatnam– Lokmanya Tilak (T)– Visakhapatnam Bi-weekly express with immediate effect. The date of commencing of daily service of this train will be notified later. The revised train number and the departure and arrival time at originating and destination station will be as under -



Ex Visakhapatnam

Station

Ex Lokmanya Tilak (T)

Revised Train No.18519

Revised Train No.18520

Days of service

Timings

Timings

Days of service

Wednesday &

Saturday

23.30 hrs

D

Visakhapatnam

A

11.10 hrs





04.40 hrs

A

Lokmanya Tilak Terminus

D

06.55 hrs

Friday &

Monday



Railways have also decided to provide additional halts at Moula-Ali, Lingampalli and Tandur in addition to existing scheduled halts.      



ONE ADDITIONAL SLEEPER COACH FOR ASANSOL EXPRESS



Central Railway has decided to augment train No. 12362 / 12361 CST Mumbai – Asansol – CST Mumbai Express by o­ne Sleeper class coach with immediate effect o­n permanent basis. Booking for the augmented sleeper class coach by the above train already opened at all PRS centres.
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Twenty Four Superfast Special Trains Between Kakinada Town - Secunderabad

Twenty Four Superfast Special Trains Between Kakinada Town - Secunderabad

South Central Railway will run the following Superfast Special Trains between Kakinada Town – Secunderabad in order to clear extra rush of passengers as per the following schedule in the ensuing festival season:-

1.Superfast Special Trains between Kakinada Town - Secunderabad via Vijayawada, Kazipet (12 Services)

Train No. 02737 Kakinada Town-Secunderabad Special Trainswill depart Kakinada Town at 23 05 hrso­n 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th October, 1st and 8thNovember 2013 (Fridays), arrive Secunderabad at 09 15 hrs o­n the next day.

In the return direction, Train No. 02738 Secunderabad-Kakinada Town Special Trainswill depart Secunderabad at 23 15 hrso­n 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th October, 2nd and 9thNovember, 2013 (Saturdays), arrive Kakinada Town at 09 25 hrs o­n the next day.

Enroute, these special trains will also stop at Samalkot, Rajahmundry, Tadepalligudem, Eluru, Vijayawada, Khammam, Warangal, Kazipet and Jangaon stations in both the directions.

These trains will have 16 coaches viz., o­ne AC II Tier, o­ne AC III Tier, ten Sleeper Class, two General Second Class and two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake van Coaches.

2.Superfast Special Trains between Kakinada Town - Secunderabad via Guntur (12 Services)

 Train No. 02775 Kakinada Town – Secunderabad  Special trains will depart Kakinada Town at 18 30 hrs o­n 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th October, 3rd and 10th November, 2013 (Sundays), and arrive Secunderabad at 04 05 hrs o­n the next day.

 In the return direction, Train No. 02776 Secunderabad - Kakinada Town Special Trainswill depart Secunderabad at 23 15 hrso­n 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th October, 4thand 11th November, 2013 (Mondays), arrive Kakinada Town at 08 50 hrs o­n the next day.

Enroute, these trains will also stop at Samalkot, Rajahmundry, Tadepalligudem, Eluru, Vijayawada, Mangalagiri, Guntur, Sattenapalle, Piduguralla and Nalgonda Stations in both the directions.

These trains will have 16 coaches viz., o­ne AC II Tier, o­ne AC III Tier, ten Sleeper Class, two General Second Class and two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake van Coaches.

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RAILWAY PROVIDES ADDITIONAL STOPPAGE TO EXPRESS TRAINS

RAILWAY PROVIDES  ADDITIONAL STOPPAGE TO NEW DELHI-CHANDIGARH SHATABDI EXPRESS TRAIN AT AMBALA CANTT. STATION, NEW DELHI–BHOPAL SHATABDI EXPRESS TRAIN AT LALITPUR & DHAULPUR STATIONS AND NEW DELHI- LUCKNOW GOMTI EXPRESS TRAIN AT HATHRAS STATION


       For the convenience of rail passengers, Railway has decided to provide additional stoppage to the Train Nos. 12045/12046 New Delhi-Chandigarh-New Delhi Shatabdi Express at Ambala Cantt. station, 12001/12002 New Delhi-Bhopal-New Delhi Shatabdi Express at Lalitpur & Dhaulpur stations and 12419/12420 New Delhi-Lucknow-New Delhi Gomti Express at Hathras station as per the following schedule:

The 12046 Chandigarh-New Delhi Shatabdi Express train will reach Ambala Cantt. station at 12.38 noon, while in the return direction, the 12045 New Delhi-Chandigarh Shatabdi Express train will reach Ambala Cantt. station at 09.53 p.m. from 25.09.2013 with two minutes stoppage in both the directions.
The 12002 New Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi Express train will reach Lalitpur & Dhaulpur stations at 08.41 a.m. & 11.42 a.m. respectively, while in the return direction, the 12001 Bhopal-New Delhi Shatabdi Express train will reach Lalitpur & Dhaulpur stations at 04.54 p.m. & 07.44 p.m. from 21.09.2013 with o­ne minute stoppage in both the directions.
The 12419 Lucknow-New Delhi Gomti Express train will reach Hathras station at 11.02 a.m., while in the return direction, the 12420 New Delhi-Lucknow Gomti Express train will reach Hathras station at 03.03 p.m. from 01.10.2013 with two minutes stoppage in both the directions.
The other features like route, composition etc. will remain unchanged.
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Temporary Augmentation during coming Festival Period

Temporary Augmentation during coming Festival Period
Good news for passengers !! It has been decided to augment the train no. 12051/12052 Dadar – Madgaon ‘Janshatabdi’ Express (Daily) & 12432/12431 Nizamuddin – Trivandrum 'Rajdhani' Express (tri-weekly) on temporary basis w.e.f. 13/09/2013 to 22/11/2013 during Ganpati, Deepawali & Chhath Festival . Apart from this, Konkan Railway has also decided to provide two minute halt to 12133/12134 Mumbai CST-Manglore Express at Kundapura Station from 25.09.2013 to 24.03.2014 on experimental basis.
Augmentation of Coaches :
Sr. No.

Train No.

From - To

Type of Coach for augmentation

Period

1

12051/12052

Dadar-Madgaon-Dadar

02 Coaches of Second Seating (2S)

13/09/2013 to 22/09/2013

2

12432

Nizamuddin – Trivandrum

01 Coach of 2AC
01 Coach of 3AC

15/09/2013 to 20/11/2013

3

12431

Trivandrum- Nizamuddin

01 Coach of 2AC
01 Coach of 3AC

17/09/2013 to 22/11/2013

Experimental Halt at Kundapura :
a) The Train No. 12133 will arrive at Kundapura Station at 12.50 hrs. and depart at 12.52 hrs. during monsoon period (i.e. upto 31.10.2013). From 01.11.2013 Train No. 12133 will arrive at Kundapura Station at 10.40 hrs. and depart at 10.42 hrs.
b) The Train No. 12134 will arrive at Kundapura Station at 18.10 hrs. and depart at 18.12 hrs. during monsoon period (i.e. upto 31.10.2013). From 01.11.2013 Train No. 12134 will arrive at Kundapura Station at 15.28 hrs. and depart at 15.30 hrs.
The experimental halt will be withdrawn if the traffic during the period does not justify the halt.
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SCR to run Eight AC Superfast Special Trains Between Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam

SCR to run Eight AC Superfast Special Trains Between Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam

In order to clear extra rush of passengers during ensuing festival season, South Central Railway will run 8 AC superfast special trains between Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam as per the following schedule:-

Train No. 02728 Secunderabad – Visakhapatnam AC Superfast Special Train will depart Secunderabad at 22 10 hrs o­n 4th, 11th, 18th and 25thOctober 2013 (Fridays) and arrive Visakhapatnam at 10 35 hrs o­n the next day.

In the opposite direction, Train No.02727 Visakhapatnam - Secunderabad AC Superfast Special Train will depart Visakhapatnam at 19 05 hrs o­n 5th, 12th, 19thand 26th October 2013 (Saturdays) and arrive Secunderabad at 07 50 hrs o­n the next day.

Enroute, these AC special trains will stop at Kazipet, Warangal, Vijayawada, Eluru, Tadepalligudem, Rajahmundry, Samalkot, Annavaram, Tuni, Anakapalli and Duvvada stations in both the directions.

These trains will have 17 coaches viz, o­ne AC First Class, three AC II Tier, eleven AC III Tier and two power car coaches.
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Jumbo block WRly between Mahalaxmi and santacruz

umbo block WRly between Mahalaxmi and santacruz


       To carry out maintenance work of track, signalling & overhead equipments, a jumbo block will be taken between Mahalaxmi and Santacruz stations from 10.35 hrs to 15.35 hrs o­n Sunday i.e 22nd September, 2013 o­n Down local i.e slow line.



During the block period, all Down slow line trains will run o­n Down through (i.e. fast) lines 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 to travel in opposite direction for their destinations between Bandra and Mumbai Central stations. All 12-car slow trains will take double halt at Lower Parel, Mahim Jn and Khar Road.



Level Crossing gate No. 19 situated between Bandra and Khar Road will remain closed for road traffic during the block period. Due to the block, some up & down local trains will remain cancelled, the list of which will be available at all stations.
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Mega Block on 22.9.2013

MEGA BLOCK o­n 22.9.2013

Central Railway will operate Mega Block o­n its suburban sections for carrying out maintenance work o­n Sunday 22.9.2013: -

ON UP SLOW LINE BETWEEN KALYAN TO THANE STATIONS

FROM 11.00 AM TO 4.00 PM

Up Slow/Semi fast services leaving Kalyan from 10.34 am to 3.54 pm will be diverted o­n Up fast line between Kalyan and Mulund stations halting at Dombivli and Thane.

Up slow line services will not be available at Thakurli, Kopar, Diva, Mumbra and Kalva stations during the block period. However passengers of these stations are permitted to travel via Dombivli/Thane in Dn direction.

     

All slow line services arriving / leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm will arrive destination 15 minutes behind schedule.

     

Dn fast line services leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus from 10.08 am to 2.40 pm will halt at Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup, Mulund stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts and arrive destination 15 minutes behind schedule.

   

Up fast line services leaving Thane from 10.50 am to 3.08 pm will halt at Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar and Kurla stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts, and will arrive their destination 15 minutes behind schedule.



UP AND DN SOUTH EAST LINES BETWEEN KALYAN AND AMBERNATH STATIONS

FROM 2.00 PM TO 3.30 PM.

Dn suburban services leaving Kalyan from 1.32 pm to 3.17 pm and Up suburban services leaving Badlapur from 1.49 pm to 3.22 pm will remain suspended between Kalyan and Badlapur. However shuttle services will run between Badlapur and Karjat during the block period.

UP HARBOUR LINE BETWEEN KURLA AND CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI TERMINUS &

UP AND DN HARBOUR LINES BETWEEN VADALA ROAD AND MAHIM STATIONS

FROM 11.30 AM TO 3.30 PM.

Dn Harbour line services to Bandra/Andheri leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus from 10.20 am to 4.04 pm and Up Harbour line services towards Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus leaving Bandra /Andheri from 10.40 am to 3.44 pm will remain suspended.



Up Harbour line services from Panvel/ Belapur/Vashi for Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus leaving Kurla from 11.08 am to 3.20 pm will run via Up fast line between Kurla and Byculla halting at Sion, Matunga, Dadar and Parel stations and further will be diverted o­n Up slow line between Byculla and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus halting at all stations.

     

All Up and Dn harbour lines services arriving and leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus between 11.00 am and 5.00 pm will arrive their destination 10 minutes behind schedule.

Harbour line passengers for Bandra/ Andheri are permitted to travel Via Main line and Western Railway from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm o­n 22.9.2013.

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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RAILWAY RUNS A.C. SUPERFAST EXPRESS WEEKLY FESTIVAL SPECIAL TRAINS BETWEEN NEW DELHI- BHUBANESHWAR & NEW DELHI- GUWAHATI (38 TRIPS)

RAILWAY RUNS A.C. SUPERFAST EXPRESS WEEKLY FESTIVAL SPECIAL TRAINS BETWEEN NEW DELHI- BHUBANESHWAR & NEW DELHI- GUWAHATI (38 TRIPS)


In order to clear the extra rush of passengers during the festival, Railways have decided to run festival special train nos. 02815/02816 Bhubaneshwar- New Delhi- Bhubaneshwar A.C. Superfast Weekly Express and  02435/02436 Guwahati- New Delhi- Guwahati A.C. Superfast Weekly Express trains as per the following programme:
02815/02816 Bhubaneshwar- New Delhi- Bhubaneshwar A.C. Superfast Weekly Express (18 trips)
The 02815 Bhubaneshwar- New Delhi A.C. Superfast Weekly Express festival special train will depart from Bhubaneshwar o­n every Sunday from 29.09.2013 to 24.11.2013 (09 trips) at 08.10 a.m. to reach New Delhi at 08.45 a.m. the next day. In the return direction, the 02816 New Delhi- Bhubaneshwar A.C. Superfast Weekly Express festival special train will depart from New Delhi o­n every Monday from 30.09.2013 to 25.11.2013 (09 trips) at 01.00 p.m. to reach Bhubaneshwar at 11.05 a.m. the next day.
Consisting of Four A.C. 2 Tier & Ten A.C. 3 Tier coaches, the 02815/02816 Bhubaneshwar- New Delhi- Bhubaneshwar A.C. Superfast Weekly Express festival special train will stop at Cuttuck, Bhadrakh, Balasore, Hijili, Bankura, Gomoh, Gaya, Mughalsarai, Allahabad & Kanpur Central stations enroute in both directions.
02435/02436 Guwahati- New Delhi- Guwahati A.C. Superfast Weekly Express (20rips)
The 02435 Guwahati- New Delhi A.C. Superfast Weekly Express festival special train will depart from Guwahati o­n every Wednesday from 25.09.2013 to 27.11.2013 (10 trips) at 05.55 a.m. to reach New Delhi at 04.15 p.m. the next day. In the return direction, the 02436 New Delhi- Guwahati A.C. Superfast Weekly Express festival special train will depart from New Delhi o­n every Friday from 27.09.2013 to 29.11.2013 (10 trips) at 09.30 a.m. to reach Bhubaneshwar at 07.00 p.m. the next day.
Consisting of o­ne A.C. First Class, Two A.C. 2 Tier, Seven A.C. 3 Tier & o­ne Pantry car coaches, the 02435/02436 Guwahati- New Delhi- Guwahati A.C. Superfast Weekly Express festival special train will stop at Rangia, New Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, New Alipurdwar, New Cooch Bihar, New Jalpaiguri, Kishanganj, Katihar, Begusarai, Barauni, Hajipur, Chappra, Balia, Varanasi, Lucknow, Bareilly & Moradabad stations enroute in both directions.
In addition to these festival specials, Northern Railway has already announced to run 892 trips of Festival Special trains i.e. 08034/08033 between Anand Vihar Trml.- Santragachi (weekly), 04051/04052 between Anand Vihar – Jammu Tawi (Tri-weekly), 04203/04204 between Varanasi – Delhi Jn. (Tri-weekly), 04201/04202 between Lucknow – New Delhi ( Tri-weekly), 04031/04032 between Delhi Jn. – Ambala Cantt. (Daily), 04033/04034 between New Delhi – Udhampur (tri-weekly), 03125/03126 between Kolkata – Anand Vihar Trml. (Weekly), 03113/03114 between Sealdah – New Delhi (Weekly), 03685/03686 Delhi Jn.-Gaya-Delhi Jn.Weekly Superfast Express Special, 05903/05904 Dibrugarh – Chandigarh-Dibrugarh Weekly Express Special, 05653/05652 Guwahati – Varanasi –Guwahati Weekly Special Express Special, 04504/04503 Chandigarh- Varanasi- Chandigarh Tri- Weekly special, 04035/04036 Udhampur-Delhi Sarai Rohilla- Udhampur Tri-Weekly special Express, 04002/04001 New Delhi- Patna- New Delhi Tri-Weekly express, 04602/04601 Amritsar-Muzaffarpur- Amritsar (Unreserved) Weekly,  04314/04313 Bareilly-Darbhanga-Bareilly Weekly Express,  04022/04021 Delhi Jn.-Patna- Delhi Jn. Tri-Weekly express, 04024/04023 Darbhanga- Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Darbhanga Bi-Weekly Express, 02207/02208 Jammu Tawi- Ahmedabad- Jammu Tawi Weekly A.C. Express, 04604/04603 Jammu Tawi- Pathankot- Jammu Tawi DEMU (Five-Days-a-Week) & 04511/04512 Saharanpur- Ambala Cantt.- Saharanpur Daily MEMU.
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Increase in frequency of Solapur-Yesvantpur Express from Tri-weekly to Daily - Bookings for 22133 and inaugural special 01333 open from 21.9.2013

INCREASE IN FREQUENCY OF SOLAPUR – YESVANTPUR EXPRESS FROM TRI-WEEKLY TO DAILY

Ministry of Railways have decided to increase the frequency of Train No. 22133/22134  Solapur – Yesvantpur – Solapur Express from Tri-weekly to Daily. The regular service of increased frequency will commence with effect from 25.9.2013 Ex Yesvantpur and from 26.9.2013 Ex Solapur.

There will be no change in commercial stoppages and timings of Train No. 22133/22134 between Solapur – Yesvantpur – Solapur after increase in frequency. The details are as under:-

Train No. 22133 Solapur – Yesvantpur Express will run DAILY w.e.f. 26.9.2013 and Train No. 22134 Yesvantpur – Solapur Express w.e.f. 25.9.2013


However, the inaugural special of increased frequency will leave from Solapur as Train No. 01333 o­n Tuesday 24.9.2013 at 09.00 hrs and will arrive Yesvantpur at 22.50 hrs same day.

   

Composition: o­ne First AC cum AC-2 tier, o­ne AC-2 tier, o­ne AC-3 tier, 7 Sleeper class, 6 General second class and 2 General second class cum Guard’s brake vans.

Reservation: Bookings for 01333 (inaugural special) and 22133 for the increased frequency will be open from 21.9.2013.
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SCR To Run Four Special Trains Between Hyderabad And Gulbarga

SCR To Run Four Special Trains Between Hyderabad And Gulbarga

In order to clear extra rush of passengers attending 609th Urs-e-Shareef of HazrathKhaja Bandanawaz , South Central Railway will run four Special Trains between Hyderabad and Gulbarga as per the following schedule:-
Train No. 07178 Hyderabad - Gulbarga special train will depart Hyderabad at 22 00 hrs o­n 21stSeptember 2013 and arrive Gulbarga at 04 15 hrs o­n the next day. In the return direction, Train No. 07177 Gulbarga-Hyderabad special train will depart Gulbarga at 05 25 hrs o­n 22nd September 2013 and arrive Hyderabad at 11 30 hrs o­n the same day.

Train No. 07180 Hyderabad - Gulbarga special train will depart Hyderabad at 05 30 hrs o­n 25th September 2013 and arrive Gulbarga at 11 20 hrs o­n the same day. In the return direction, Train No. 07179 Gulbarga-Hyderabad special train will depart Gulbarga at 12 35 hrs o­n 25thSeptember 2013 and arrive Hyderabad at 18 35 hrs o­n the same day.

Enroute, these special trains will stop at Begumpet, Sanatnagar, Hafizpet, Lingampalli, Nagalapalli, Shankarpalli, Ravalapallikalan , Gullaguda, Chitgidda, Vikarabad, Godamgura, Mailarum, Dharur, Rukmapur, Tandur, Mantatti, Nawandgi, Kurgunta, Seram, Malkhaid Road, Chittapur, Sulehalli and Wadi.

These Special Trains will have Ten General Second Class and Two Luggage cum Brake van Coaches totaling to Twelve Coaches.
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Special Trains between Secunderabad - Machilipatnam and Hyderabad - Renigunta

 1)Secunderabad-Machilipatnam Special Trains (08 Services):

Train No. 07050 Secunderabad-Machilipatnam Special Train will depart Secunderabad at 10 30 hrs o­n 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th October 2013 (Sundays) and arrive Machilipatnam at 19 30 hrs o­n the same day.
 In the return direction Train No. 07049 Machilipatnam-Secunderabad special train will depart Machilipatnam at 21 30 hrs o­n 6th, 13th, 20thand 27th  October 2013 (Sundays) and arrive Secunderabad at 05 55 hrs o­n the next day.
 Enroute, this special train will stop at Kazipet, Warangal, Mahbubabad, Khammam, Vijayawada, Gudivada, Gudlavalleru, Kavutaram, Pedana and Chilakalapudi stations in both directions.

These special trains will have 18 coaches viz, o­ne AC II Tier, o­ne AC III Tier, eight Sleeper Class, six General Second Class and two Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches.

               2)Hyderabad-Renigunta Superfast Special Trains (08 Services):

Train No. 07145 Hyderabad-Renigunta Superfast Special Train will depart Hyderabad at 23 15 hrs o­n 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th October 2013 (Fridays) arrive/depart Secunderabad at  23 35/23 40 hrs and arrive Renigunta at 12 45 hrs o­n the next day.
 In the return direction, Train No. 07146 Renigunta-Hyderabad Superfast Special Train willdepart Renigunta at 14 30 hrs o­n 5th, 12th, 19thand 26th October, 2013 (Saturday) arrive / depart Secunderabad at 03 40 / 03 45 hrs o­n the next day and arrive Hyderabad at 04 10 hrs.
 Enroute, these Special trains will stop at Kazipet, Warangal, Khammam, Vijayawada, New Guntur, Tenali, Chirala, o­ngole, Nellore and Gudur in both the directions.
 These special trains will have 16 coaches viz, o­ne AC II Tier, o­ne AC III Tier, ten Sleeper Class, two General Second Class and two Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches.
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83520 Additional Berths / Seats by Attaching Additional Coaches to Several Express Trains to Clear Extra Rush / Waitlisted Passengers

83520 Additional Berths / Seats 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 mentioned below:-

1.Tr.No. 12764 Secunderabad- Tirupati Padmavati Express will be augmented with two additional Sleeper Class Coaches o­n 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th and 30thSeptember, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 10th,11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 17th, 18th, 19th& 20th October 2013.
2.Tr.No. 12763 Tirupati - Secunderabad Padmavati Express will be augmented with two additional Sleeper Class Coaches o­n 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 27th, 28th, 29th and 30thSeptember, 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 18th, 19th, 20th & 21stOctober 2013.
3.Tr.No. 12731 Secunderabad-Tirupati Bi-Weekly Express will be augmented with two additional Sleeper Class Coaches o­n 24th, 25thSeptember 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th October, 2013.
4.Tr.No. 12732 Tirupati - Secunderabad Bi-Weekly Express will be augmented with two additional Sleeper Class Coaches o­n 25th, 26thSeptember 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th& 17th October, 2013.
5.Tr.No. 17603 Kacheguda - Yesvantapur Express will be augmented with one additional Sleeper Class Coach in the Kacheguda-Yesvantpur block from 21st September to 20thOctober, 2013.
6.Tr.No. 17604 Yesvantapur - Kacheguda Express will be augmented with one additional Sleeper Class Coach in the Kacheguda-Yesvantpur block from 22nd September to 21stOctober, 2013.
7.Tr.No. 17401 Tirupati - Machilipatnam Express will be augmented with two additional Sleeper Class Coaches from from 21st September to 20th October, 2013.
8.Tr.No. 17402 Machilipatnam - Tirupati Express will be augmented with two additional Sleeper Class Coaches from 22nd September to 21stOctober, 2013.
9.Tr.No.17429 Hyderabad - Tirupati Rayalseema Express will be augmented with one additional Sleeper Class Coach from 21st September to 20th October, 2013.
10.Tr.No. 17430 Tirupati- Hyderabad Rayalseema Express will be augmented with one additional Sleeper Class Coach from 22nd September to 21st October, 2013.
11.Tr.No. 12770 Secunderabad-Tirupati Seven Hills Bi-Weekly Express will be augmented with two additional Sleeper Class Coaches and o­ne additional AC III tier Coach o­n 24th, 27thSeptember, 1st, 4th, 8th, 11th, 15thand 18th October, 2013.
12.Tr.No. 12769 Tirupati - Secunderabad Seven Hills Bi-Weekly Express will be augmented with two additional Sleeper Class Coaches and o­ne additional AC III tier Coach o­n 27th, 30thSeptember, 4th, 7th, 11th, 14th, 18thand 21st October, 2013.
13.Tr.No. 12761 Tirupati- Karimnagar Weekly Expresswill be augmented with two additional Sleeper Class Coaches and o­ne AC III tier Coach o­n 25th, 28thSeptember, 2nd, 5th, 9th, 12th, 16th& 19th October, 2013.
14.Tr.No. 12762 Karimnagar- Tirupati Weekly Express will be augmented with two additional Sleeper Class Coaches and o­ne AC III tier Coach o­n 26th, 29th September, 3rd, 6th, 10th, 13th, 17th & 20thOctober, 2013.
15.Tr.No. 17210 Kakinada Town - Bangalore Seshadri Express will be augmented with one additional Sleeper Class Coach and o­ne additional AC III tier Coach from 21stSeptember to 20th October, 2013.
16.Tr.No. 17209 Bangalore - Kakinada Town Seshadri Express will be augmented withone additional Sleeper Class Coach and o­ne additional AC III tier Coach from 22nd September to 21stOctober, 2013.
17.Tr.No. 17230 Hyderabad – Trivandrum Central Sabari Express will be augmented with one additional First AC Coach from 21st September to 20thOctober, 2013.
18.Tr.No. 17229 Trivandrum Central - Hyderabad Sabari Express will be augmented with one additional Firstt AC Coach from 23rd September to 22nd October, 2013.
19.Tr.No. 12797 Kacheguda - Chittoor Venkatadri Express will be augmented with one additional AC II tier Coach from 21st September to 20thOctober, 2013.
20.Tr.No. 12798 Chittoor - Kacheguda Venkatadri Express will be augmented with one additional AC II tier Coach from 22nd September to 21stOctober, 2013.
21.Tr.No. 17618 H S Nanded - Mumbai CST Tapovan Express will be augmented withone additional AC Chair Car Coach from 21st September to 31stOctober, 2013.
22.Tr.No. 17617 Mumbai CST - H S Nanded Tapovan Express will be augmented with one additional AC Chair Car Coach from 22nd September to 1stNovember, 2013.
23.Tr.No. 17688 Dharmabad - Manmad Marathwada Express will be augmented with one additional AC Chair Car Coach from 21st September to 31stOctober, 2013.
24.Tr.No. 17687 Manmad - Dharmabad Marathwada Express will be augmented with one additional AC Chair Car Coach from 21st September to 31stOctober, 2013.
25.Tr.No. 12747 Guntur - Vikarabad Palnadu Express will be augmented with one additional AC Chair Car and two Second Class Chair Car Coaches from 21st September to 20th October, 2013.
26.Tr.No. 12748 Vikarabad - Guntur Palnadu Express will be augmented with one additional AC Chair Car and two Second Class Chair Car Coaches from 21st September to 20thOctober, 2013.
27.Tr.No.17652 Kacheguda-Chennai Egmore Express will be augmented with two additional Sleeper Class Coach 21stSeptember to 20th October, 2013.
28.Tr.No. 17651 Chennai Egmore - Kacheguda Express will be augmented with two additional Sleeper Class Coach from 24thSeptember to 23rd October, 2013.
29.Tr.No. 17643 Chennai Egmore - Kakinada Port Circar Express will be augmented withtwo additional Sleeper Class Coaches from 22nd September to 21stOctober, 2013.
30.Tr.No. 17644 Kakinada Port - Chennai Egmore Circar Express will be augmented with two additional Sleeper Class Coaches from 23rd September to 22ndOctober, 2013.
31.Tr.No. 17255 Narsapur - Hyderabad Express will be augmented with one additional Sleeper Class Coach from 21st September to 20thOctober, 2013.
32.Tr.No. 17256 Hyderabad-Narsapur Express will be augmented with one additional Sleeper Class Coach from 22nd September to 21stOctober, 2013.
In all, 784­­­ Sleeper Class, 96 AC III Tier, 60 AC II Tier, 60 AC First Class, 224 AC Chair Car, 60 Second Class Chair Car Coaches, totaling to 1284 additional Coaches will be attached to the above trains.These additional Coaches will make available 66, 792 additional berths, 16728 additional seats, totaling to 83520 berths / seats in order to clear extra rush and wait listed passengers. Running of these additional coaches is equal to running of 83 additional trains.
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WEEKLY SPECIAL TRAINS BETWEEN NAGERCOIL – CHENNAI AND NAGERCOIL – KACHEGUDA

WEEKLY SPECIAL TRAINS BETWEEN NAGERCOIL – CHENNAI AND NAGERCOIL – KACHEGUDA

            The following special trains will be run to clear the extra rush of passengers.
1)Nagercoil – Chennai Central – Nagercoil Special (via. Madurai, Dindigul, Karur, Salem & Namakkal):T.No.06310 Nagercoil – Chennai Central Special will leave Nagercoil at 17.00 hrs. o­n Sundays from 29.9.2013 to 10.11.2013 and arrive Chennai Central at 07.45 hrs. the next day. T.No.06309 Chennai Central – Nagercoil Special will leave Chennai Central at 11.15 hrs. o­n Mondays from 30.9.2013 to 11.11.2013 and 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 second class cum luggage coaches. The trains will stop at Valliyur, Tirunelveli, Vanchi Maniyachchi, Kovilpatti, Sattur, Virudunagar, Madurai, Dindigul, Karur, Mohanur, Namakkal, Rasipuram, Salem, Jolarpettai, Vaniyambadi, Gudiyattam, Katpadi and Arakkonam.  T.No.06310 will stop at Perambur also.
2)Nagercoil – Kacheguda – Nagercoil Special (via. Dindigul, Karur, Namakkal, Salem, Namakkal, Tirupati & Renigunta): T.No.06308 Nagercoil – Kacheguda Special will leave Nagercoil at 08.10 hrs. o­n Tuesdays from 1.10.2013 to 12.11.2013 and arrive Kacheguda at 13.55 hrs. the next day. T.No.06307 Kacheguda – Nagercoil Special will leave Kacheguda at 16.00 hrs. o­n Wednesdays from 2.10.2013 to 13.11.2013 and arrive Nagercoil at 21.15 hrs. the next day. The composition of the trains will be 1 AC 2-tier, 3 AC 3-tier, 8 Sleeper Class, 4 General Second Class and 2 second class cum luggage coaches. The trains will stop at Valliyur, Tirunelveli, Vanchi Maniyachchi, Kovilpatti, Sattur, Virudunagar, Madurai, Kodaikanal Road, Dindigul, Tiruchchirappalli, Karur, Namakkal, Rasipuram, Salem, Jolarpettai, Vaniyambadi, Ambur, Katpadi, Tirupati, Renigunta, Koduru, Razampetta, Cuddapah, Yerraguntala, Thadipatri, Gooty, Dhone, Kurnool City, Gadwal, Mahbubnagar and Jadcherla.
Advance reservation for the above trains will commence from 22.9.2013.
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Tuesday, 17 September 2013

TEMPORARY AUGMENTATION OF 04201/04202 LUCKNOW-NEW DELHI-LUCKNOW EXPRESS SPECIAL TO CATER TO THE FESTIVAL RUSH

TEMPORARY AUGMENTATION OF 04201/04202 LUCKNOW-NEW DELHI-LUCKNOW EXPRESS SPECIAL TO CATER TO THE FESTIVAL RUSH



To cater to the extra rush of rail passengers during the ensuing Festival Rush, Northern  Railway has decided to increase the passenger carrying capacity  of the train nos. 04201/04202 Lucknow-New Delhi-Lucknow Express Special  in both directions by providing One  Additional A.C. 3 Tier coach with immediate effect upto 19.11.2013  when departing from Lucknow  and upto 20.11.2013 when departing from New Delhi. The revised composition consists of 15 coaches.
The other features like timings, route, stoppages etc. will remain unchanged.
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PURI-KAMAKHYA EXPRESS TO HAVE ADDITIONAL COACHES

PURI-KAMAKHYA EXPRESS TO HAVE ADDITIONAL COACHES



With a view to provide more comfortable journey to the passengers and to avoid rush, Railways have decided to augment o­ne AC-2 tier coach permanently in 15643/15644 Puri-Kamakhya-Puri Express w.e.f. 14th September from Puri. After augmentation of o­ne additional coach, Puri-Kamakhya-Puri Express will run with 17 coaches instead of earlier 16 coaches. 
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PUJA SPECIALS TOWARDS YESVANTPUR AND CHENNAI THROUGH ECoR FROM KAMAKHYA AND SANTRAGACHHI

PUJA SPECIALS TOWARDS YESVANTPUR AND CHENNAI THROUGH ECoR FROM KAMAKHYA AND SANTRAGACHHI



In view to avoid rush in regular trains and to provide comfortable journey to the passengers, it has been decided to run Special trains towards Yesvantpur and Chennai through East Coast Railways’ jurisdiction.

Kamakhya-Yesvantpur Special

02552 Kamakhya-Yesvantpur Special train will leave Kamakhya at 1400 hrs o­n every Wednesday between 2ndOctober to 27th November 2013 and will arrive at Yesvantpur at 1830 hrs o­n every Friday. In the return direction, 02551 Yesvantpur-Kamakhya Special train will leave Yesvantpur at 0830 hrs o­n every Satarday between 5thOctober to 30th November 2013 and will arrive at Kamakhya at 1330 hrs o­n every Monday.

This train has o­ne AC-2 tier, o­ne composite coach of both 1st and 2ndAC, o­ne AC-3 tier, 06 Sleeper Class, 06 General Second Class and Two Guard cum Luggage Vans in its composition having stoppages at Bhadrak, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Khurda Road, Brahmapur, Palasa, Vijayanagram and Duvvada in ECoR’s jurisdiction between Kamakhya and Yesvantpur.

Kamakhya-Chennai Central Special

02508 Kamakhya-Chennai Central Special train will leave Kamakhya at 1400 hrs o­n every Monday between 9th September to 25thNovember 2013 and will arrive at Chennai Central at 1455 hrs o­n every Wednesday. In the return direction, 02507 Chennai Central-Kamakhya Special train will leave Chennai Central at 1100 hrs o­n every Thursday between 12thSeptember to 28th November 2013 and will arrive at Kamakhya at 1230 hrs o­n every Saturday.

This train has o­ne AC-2 tier, o­ne AC-3 tier, 07 Sleeper Class, 04 General Second Class and Two Guard cum Luggage Vans in its composition having stoppages at Bhadrak, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Khurda Road, Brahmapur,  Vijayanagram, Visakhapatnam and Duvvada in ECoR’s jurisdiction between Kamakhya and Chennai Central.

Santragachi-Chennai Central AC Special

08041 Santragachi-Chennai Central Special train will leave Santragachi at 1900 hrs o­n every Saturday between 5th October to 30thNovember 2013 and will arrive at Chennai Central at 2245 hrs o­n every Sunday. In the return direction, 08042 Chennai Central-Santragachi Special train will leave Chennai Central at 0750 hrs o­n every Monday between 7thOctober to 7th December 2013 and will arrive at Santragachi at 1025 hrs o­n every Tuesday.

This train has o­ne AC-1 tier, Four AC-2 tier, Seven AC-3 tier, 02 Guard cum Generator Cars and o­ne Pantry Car in its composition having stoppages at Bhadrak, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Khurda Road, Brahmapur, Vijayanagram and Visakhapatnam in ECoR’s jurisdiction between Santragachi and Chennai Central. 
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SCR to run eight MMTS Special Trains on 18th and 19th September 2013 to clear extra rush due to Ganesh Nimajjanam

SCR to run eight MMTS Special Trains on 18th and 19th September 2013 to clear extra rush due to Ganesh Nimajjanam

In order to clear extra rush of passengers during Ganesh Nimajjanam, South Central Railway will run eight special MMTS trains between various destinations in  Hyderabad / Secunderabad in the intervening night of 18th  September and 19th September 2013 i.e., (between 22 00 hrs of 18th September and 04 00 hrs o­n 19thSeptember, 2013) as per the following schedule:-

     1. Train No. GSH-1 Secunderabad-HyderabadMMTS Special will depart Secunderabad at 23 30 hrs of 18th September, 2013 and arrive Hyderabad at 00 05 hrs of 19th September, 2013.

 2. Train No. GHL-2 Hyderabad-Lingampalli MMTS Special will depart Hyderabad at 00 30 hrs o­n 19th September, 2013 and arrive Lingampalli at 01 20 hrs.
 3. Train No. GLH-3 Lingampalli-Hyderabad MMTS Special will depart Lingampalli at 01 50 hrs o­n 19th September, 2013 and arrive Hyderabad at 02 40 hrs.
 4. Train No. GHS-4 Hyderabad-SecunderabadMMTS Special will depart Hyderabad at 03 30 hrs o­n 19th September, 2013 and arrive Secunderabad at 04 00 hrs.
 5. Train No. GHL-5 Hyderabad - LingampalliMMTS Special will depart Hyderabad at 23 00 hrs o­n 18th September, 2013 and arrive Lingampalli at 23 50 hrs.

 6. Train No. GLF-6 Lingampalli –FalaknumaMMTS Special will depart Lingampalli at 00 10 hrs o­n 19th September, 2013 and arrive Falaknuma at 01 50 hrs.
 7. Train No. GFS-7 Falaknuma-SecunderabadMMTS Special will depart Falaknuma at 02 20 hrs o­n 19th September, 2013 and arrive Secunderabad at 03 00 hrs.
 8. Train No.GSH-8 Secunderabad-Hyderabad MMTS Special will depart Secunderabad at 04 00 hrs o­n 19th September, 2013 and arrive Hyderabad at 04 40 hrs.

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LAYING OF FOUNDATION STONE FOR ROAD OVER BRIDGES & INTRODUCTION OF PUDUCHERRY – TIRUPATI (WEEKLY) EXPRESS

LAYING OF FOUNDATION STONE FOR ROAD OVER BRIDGES & INTRODUCTION OF PUDUCHERRY – TIRUPATI (WEEKLY) EXPRESS


Shri Mallikarjun Kharge, Hon’ble Union Minister of Railways will lay the foundation stone for road over bridges in lieu of level crossings no. 39 & 43-A and flag off the inaugural special of the Puducherry – Tirupati (Weekly) Expressat 11.30 hrs. at a function to be held at Arumbarthapuram – Puducherry on Tuesday, the 17thSeptember, 2013 in the presence of Thiru. V. Narayanasamy, Hon’ble Union Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office & Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension and Thiru. N. Rangasamy, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Puducherry, MP, MLAs, General Manager/Southern Railway, senior railway officials and other dignitaries.



The inaugural special will leave Puducherry at 12.15 hrs. on 17.09.2013 and arrive Tirupati at 19.25 hrs. the same day.The composition of the train will be 8 General Second Class and 2 second class-cum-luggage coaches.The train will stop at Villupuram, Tirukkovilur, Tiruvannamalai, Polur, Arni Road, Vellore Cantt., Katpadi, Chittoor and Pakala.



The regular service of T.No.17413 Tirupati – Puducherry (Weekly) Express will commence ex. Tirupati w.e.f. 21.09.2013 (Saturday) and T.No.17414 Puducherry – Tirupati (Weekly) Express will commence ex. Puducherry w.e.f. 22.09.2013 (Sunday).T.No.17413 will leave Tirupati at 21.35 hrs. on Saturdays and arrive Puducherry at 04.30 hrs. on Sundays. T.No.17414 will leave Puducherry at 08.35 hrs. on Sundays and arrive Tirupati at 16.00 hrs. the same day. The composition of the trains will be 8 General Second Class, 1 Second Class-cum-luggage and 1 Second Class-cum-disabled friendly coaches.The trains will stop at Pakala, Chittoor, Katpadi, Vellore Cantt., Arni Road, Polur, Tiruvannamalai, Tirukkovilur and Villupuram.
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Up fast rain to halt all stations btn BCT and CCG

Up fast rain to halt all stations btn BCT and CCG


         

        Due to Ganpati immersion and in view of heavy rush o­n 18th September, 2013, at Charni Road station, following changes have been made in the schedule of running train.



Accordingly, All UP fast trains between 17.27 hrs to 20.12 hrs will halt at all stations between Mumbai Central and Churchgate while UP slow line trains will not halt at Charni Road station from 17.07 hrs to 22.01 hrs o­n 18/09/2013.
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REVALIDATION OF PHOTO IDENTITY CARDS OF PRESS CORRESPONDENTS

REVALIDATION OF PHOTO IDENTITY CARDS OF PRESS CORRESPONDENTS



Ministry of Railways have decided that Photo Identity Cards of Press Correspondents should be revalidated for a further period of six months i.e. upto 30th April, 2014. Renewal of photo identity card which has expired or is due to expire within three months, will be done o­n production of a fresh certificate issued to press correspondent by Press Information Bureau and other competent State/District level authorities. o­n production of the certificate, Zonal Railways will revalidate the identity cards upto 30/04/2014.



Further, Ministry of Railways have decided to issue New Photo Identity Card to Press Correspondents which will be effective from 1st May, 2014. The photo identification card will be issued o­n production of the certification by the Press Information Bureau and other competent State and local authorities. The photo identity cards will be issued o­nly in favour of a single correspondent, by name, from the station serving the Capital/Headquarter. The press correspondent has to approach specified Station/Reservation office station along with certificate issued by PIB/other competent authority and o­ne additional self attested photo (to be affixed o­n Photo Identity Card). The Photo Identity Card will be issued to the accredited Press Correspondent by name, affixing the self attested photo with all particulars. The validity period will be mentioned in the Identity cards.



Photo Identity cards are not transferrable and must be used o­nly o­n journeys connected with bonafide Press work by the correspondent in whose name they have been issued.



In the event of the transfer, dismissal or death of a Correspondent in whose favour a photo identity card is issued, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, New Delhi/State Government/District Administration concerned may immediately inform the office or station which originally issued the Identity card. o­n receipt of such information Zonal Railways will initiate action to block the concerned alpha numeric serial number in the UTS/PRS software/system.



LIST OF STATIONS ISSUING THE PHOTO IDENTITY CARDS

(Western Railway)



Correspondents accredited to

Station/Reservation Office

1.Headquarters of Government of India

IRCA, New Delhi

2.States



Gujarat

Ahmedabad

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal/Gwalior

Maharashtra

Mumbai CST, Mumbai Central & Nagpur

Rajasthan

Jaipur

3.Districts

Station serving the district Headquarters
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Sunday, 15 September 2013

WR TO RUN SPECIAL LOCAL TRAINS FOR GANPATI IMMERSION o­n 18th SEPTEMBER

The special trains will halt at all stations. In down direction, 1st special will depart from Churchgate at 01.15 hrs & reach Virar at 02.47 hrs., 2nd Special will depart from Churchgate at 01.55 hrs & reach Virar at 03.30 hrs, 3rd Special will depart from Churchgate at 02.25 hrs & reach Virar at 04.00 hrs and 4th Special will depart from Churchgate at 03.20 hrs & reach Virar at 04.55 hrs.

In Up direction, 1st special will depart from Virar at 00.15 hrs & reach at Churchgate 01.45 hrs., 2nd Special will depart from Virar at 00.45 hrs & reach Churchgate at 02.17 hrs, 3rd Special will depart from Virar at 01.40 hrs & reach Churchgate at 03.12 hrs and 4th Special will depart from Virar at 02.55 hrs & reach Churchgate at 04.30 hrs.

Detailed station wise timings are as under:

Down (Churchgate-Virar)
Up (Virar-Churchgate)
Station
Spl 1
Spl 3
Spl 5
Spl 7
Station
Spl 2
Spl4
Spl 6
Spl 8
Churchgate
01.15
01.55
02.25
03.20
Virar
0.15
00.45
01.40
02.55
Marine Lines
01.18
01.58
02.28
03.23
Nalasopara
0.21
00.51
01.46
03.01
Charni Rd
01.20
02.01
02.30
03.25
Vasai Rd
0.26
00.56
01.51
03.06
Grant Rd
01.23
02.03
02.33
03.28
Naigaon
0.31
01.00
01.55
03.11
Mumbai Central
01.25
02.05
02.35
03.30
Bhayander
0.36
01.06
02.01
03.16
Mahalaxmi
01.28
02.08
02.38
03.33
Mira Road
0.41
01.10
02.05
03.21
Lower Parel
01.31
02.11
02.41
03.36
Dahisar
0.45
01.14
02.09
03.26
Elphinstone Rd
01.34
02.14
02.44
03.39
Borivali
0.49
01.19
02.14
03.30

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NO JUMBO BLOCK ON WR ON 15/09/2013

NO JUMBO BLOCK o­n WR o­n 15/09/2013


In view of the 7th Day of Ganpati Immersion day, Western Railway has cancelled the Jumbo Block o­n Sunday, 15/09/2013.

Hence, there will be NO Jumbo Block of WR o­n 15/09/2013.
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WR UNDERTAKES BLOCK FOR CC APRON WORK AT MUMBAI CENTRAL (MAIN LINE)

Western Railway will undertake 60 days Block from 8.00hrs from 11.9.2013 at Mumbai Central Platform No 1 for repairs of CC Apron etc. The block will be for a period of 60 days from 11.09.2013 to 9.11.2013. Due to this work, the following trains will be short terminated during this period:

1.59442 Ahmedabad-Mumbai Central Passenger will be terminated at Dadar o­n PF No. 5 at 04.05 hrs. Due to this 12928 to be delayed for about 10" to 15" minutes.

2.12902 Mumbai Central-Ahmedabad Gujarat mail will be terminated at Dadar o­n PF No. 6 at 06.00 hrs.

3.19012 Ahmedabad-Mumbai Central Gujarat Express will be terminated at Dadar o­n PF No. 5at 16.00 hrs.      

4.19024 Firozpur Janata Express will be terminated at Dadar.



            Passengers are requested to please take note of the above changes.
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Delhi Metro`s 24x7 helpline Number `155370` to replace Airport Express Line`s helpline number 30802030 from 15th september

Delhi Metro`s 24x7 helpline Number `155370` to replace Airport Express Line`s helpline number 30802030 from 15th september
From 15th September 2013 (Sunday), Delhi Metro’s 24X7 Helpline Number ‘155370’ will replace the existing helpline number ‘30802030’ for Airport Express Line. From Sunday, DMRC Helpline No. 155370 will be available for providing easy access and speedy solutions to public queries and complaints regarding Airport Express Line too. The earlier number ‘30802030’ will become non-functional as Airport Express Line helpline number from the same day.

The helpline number 30802030 was operated by DAMEPL so far. However, after the takeover of Airport Express Line from DAMEPL from 01st August 2013, DMRC has now decided to merge this with its own Helpline Number 155370 for public and they can access it round the clock, 365 days for all their feedback, information etc. on Airport Express Line, besides all other Lines of the Delhi Metro network.

Presently, the DMRC Helpline number is receiving around 500-600 calls per day. Suggestion books are also available with the station managers at all the Metro stations.
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Construction work begins on the dwarka-Najafgarh Metro corridor

Construction work begins on the dwarka-Najafgarh Metro corridor
Construction work on the much awaited Dwarka – Najafgarh Metro corridor started today on the elevated section of the corridor between Dwarka and Najafgarh depot. On this occasion, a bhoomi pujan was done by DMRC.

The Dwarka – Najafgarh section will be 4.4 kilometres long with three stations. The length of the elevated section will be 2.75 kilometres; the ramp towards the underground section will be 595 metres while the underground section will be 1.085 kilometres long.

The three stations on the corridor will be – Dwarka (elevated), Najafgarh Depot (elevated) and Municipal Corporation (underground). There was a public demand to take the Metro towards the Dhansa bus stand in Najafgarh which would be possible only by making the last station of the corridor as underground.

The construction of an elevated corridor would have resulted in the demolition of a lot of buildings. In order to meet the public demand and avoid such inconvenience to the people, the last part of the alignment is planned to be made as underground.

The entire stretch will be on broad gauge and will be opened for commuter operations by December, 2016. In 2016, about 76,000 commuters are expected to travel by this corridor. By the year 2021-22, the ridership is expected to increase to over 1 lakh passengers everyday.

The tenders for the elevated section have been finalized and awarded to M/s ITD Cementation. The tenders for the remaining stretch of the corridor are also expected to be floated soon after getting the necessary clearances.

This corridor will provide easy access to the commuters residing in Najafgarh, Mitraon, Jharoda Kalan, Kair, Dichaon Kalan, Dindarpur Extn., Baba Haridas Nagar, Chhawla, Roshanpura, Shyam Vihar, Dharmpura, Sai Baba Enclave, Nangli Sakravati, Arjun Park, Roshan Garden, Shiva Enclave, Todarmal Colony, Prem Nagar, New Hira Park, Ajay Park, Nathu Ram Park, Gemini Park, Shiva Enclave, Raghubir Nagar etc.
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Delhi Metro Strengthens its train operation plan for Better Passenger Handling.

Delhi Metro Strengthens its train operation plan for Better Passenger Handling.
After introducing two additional trains and using both platforms at Central Secretariat Metro station of Line-6 for going towards Badarpur from 04th September 2013, the Delhi Metro has decided to implement a host of new measures on its Line-1, 2, and 3/4 also to provide comfort to its commuters. The move is aimed at better passenger handling and comfortable services to all the public using the Delhi Metro. Linewise update is as given below:

ON LINE-1 ((DILSHAD GARDEN TO RITHALA)
1)  Delhi Metro has decided to introduce six coach trains on Line-1 too and induction may start within next 3-4 months. Presently, Line-1 has a pool of 29 four coach trains.

2)  Line-1 is 25.1 KM long and have 21 Metro stations and around 3.5 Lakh passengers travel on it daily.

ON LINE-2 (JAHANGIRPURI TO HUDA CITY CENTRE)

1)  Line 2 at present have a peak frequency of 2 minute 38 seconds, highest amongst all lines. 27 number of eight car trains have already been introduced in service. Further, 6 more trains @ 1 train per week are being converted into 8 coach trains.

2)  27 eight coach trains are being operated in such a way that during morning peak hours, Rajiv Chowk Metro station gets two 8 coach trains out of every three trains approaching the station.

3)  Two additional trips will be started from Monday i.e, 9th September 2013 from Kashmere Gate towards Gurgaon direction (Busiest section) from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, the busiest hour, to clear the passenger rush. .

ON LINE-3 & 4: DWARKA SEC-21 TO NOIDA CITY CENTRE/VAISHALI)

1)  Two 8 coach trains have already been introduced in service. Further, 29 more 8 coach trains @ 1 train per week are being converted and will be inducted into service.

2)  From Monday ie. 9th September, two additional trains will be inducted during peak time, one from Janakpuri West to Vaishali and one from Noida Sec-16 to Dwarka Sec-21 for clearing the peak hour passenger rush.
            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 presently carrying around 25 lakh passengers every day.
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Delhi Metro Introduces Addiotional Trains on Line-6 both Platforms can be used for boarding trains going towards badarpur at central secretariat metro station of line-6

The Delhi Metro has introduced two additional trains on Line-6 (Central Secretariat to Badarpur) from today, making it a total of 22 trains in passenger service on this line. The move is aimed at better passenger handling, especially at the interchange station of Central Secretariat.

Till now, only one Platform was being used for boarding and deboarding of passengers at Central Secretariat Metro station of Line-6. However, with the introduction of these two additional trains, it has been made possible that passengers can now avail the trains from both the platforms alternately for going towards Badarpur. This move has also ensured the increase in frequency of trains on this line from 3 minute 44 seconds to 3 minute 25 seconds and trains will also run 13 extra trips making it a total of 401 trips.

Since both the platforms are being used and alternate trains would be available at both the platforms at Central Secretariat regularly during the morning peak hours (8:30 am to 11:00 am), the passengers are advised not to rush to other platform.

Presently, the average ridership of Line-6 is 1.60 Lakh. 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 is presently carrying about 25 Lakh passengers every day.
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Delhi Metro Viaduct To Cross Over Railway Line and Modi Mill Flyover At okhla.

The elevated viaduct of the underconstruction Janakpuri West – Botanical Garden corridor of the Delhi Metro will pass over the Delhi – Mumbai railway tracks as well as the Modi Mill flyover between the Okhla Phase 3 and Ishwar Nagar Metro stations.

Between these two Metro stations, which will be located at a distance of about one kilometre from each other, the Delhi Metro engineers are going to encounter two major construction related challenges, which are, crossing the ever busy Delhi – Mumbai railway corridor as well as the two important loops of the Modi Mill flyover.

For crossing the railway corridor, which consists of five tracks, DMRC is planning to install a steel bridge, as the installation of such a bridge will cause minimal disruption to the railway operations below. This bridge will cross the tracks at a height of about 17 metres. However, the requisite permissions for starting construction work over the railway lines is expected soon.

After crossing the railway tracks, the viaduct will also pass over two loops of the Modi Mill flyover which lead to the two sides of the Mathura Road below (towards Ashram and towards Badarpur). The construction work over both these crucial loops will be carried out without causing any disruption to the flow of traffic below.

While the length of the span crossing over the first loop towards Ashram will be 34 metres, the length of the span over the second loop towards Badarpur will be 37 metres. Segmental launching technology will be used for carrying out construction on this stretch. The viaduct will come up at both the locations at a height of 17 metres.

The construction work of this portion of the viaduct has already been started. While work on the construction of the piers near the flyover are almost over, the launching girder to be used for the launching of the segments has also started work about a fortnight back. The construction of the viaduct over these two loops of the Modi Mill flyover is expected to be completed by the end of October.

As the alignment of the corridor is passing along the Modi Mill flyover, the area available to the engineers for constructing the viaduct is also very narrow. Despite such space constraint, the Modi Mill flyover has been kept entirely available for traffic.

The Janakpuri West – Botanical Garden corridor of Delhi Metro’s Phase 3 is 36.5 kilometres long with 24 stations. The construction work of the entire corridor is currently in progress and the work is expected to be finished by the end of 2016. 
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DMRC Launches User Friendly Smart Phone Mobile Application

The Delhi Metro today launched a user friendly smart phone mobile application which will give information useful for people who want to travel in the Metro. It works with internet/GPRS and provides information with GPS availability for passengers.

This application can be downloaded on ‘IPhones’ and ‘Android’ smart phones with facilities to download the latest version of the application. Mr. Mangu Singh, Managing Director/DMRC, while launching this facility today said that using this application, the Metro passengers will be able to search the nearest Metro station, fares for desired travel, information for timings about the first and last train at stations, parking information, travel time for their journey, Metro route information and the Metro map.

It will also provide information on landmarks/tourist spots near Metro Stations, address and contact number of ‘Lost & Found’ cell, details of feeder bus services available at Metro stations with their routes, details about Metro Museum, DMRC Helpline number for assistance, suggestion, complaint and feedback, security helpline number to be contacted during emergency/security threat and other information.

These applications will, therefore, help the passengers to view information related to the train services of DMRC and related information on their own. These key functionalities will make up the home screen of the smart phone application of the user. Using the tabs available on the home screen, the user can navigate to the desired section/feature and get the required information.

This application can be downloaded directly from DMRC’s website www.delhimetrorail.com.

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Metro Update

1.    The DMRC carried over 26 lakh passengers yesterday (19.08.2013) thus setting a new ridership record establishing itself as a major mass transit facility in the National Capital Region.

2.    The earlier ridership record achieved by DMRC was 25, 04,900 on 08th August, 2013.
In view of the increasing ridership, DMRC has inducted the first 8 coach train on Line 3 yesterday. It plans to induct a total of 68 eight coach trains on Line 2and 3, out of which 31 trains will run on line 3 and 37 on line 2.

3.    Disruption on Line 3: Metro rail services were partially disrupted on line 3 between Karol Bagh and RK Ashram Metro stations from 12.40 PM to 2 PM due to a problem in an insulator located on the over head electrification poles near the RK Ashram Metro station.
As the insulator has failed once again and prima facie it appears to be design defect in these insulators. Therefore, DMRC has decided to:
1)    Provide sealant at all the existing insulators as a short term measure.
2)    Plan and replace insulators progressively as a long term permanent measure.
3)    As such about 2,776 insulators falling between the RK Ashram and Dwarka Metro stations are being attended to during the night hours after the closure of the train services.
4)    As the working time for such activity is limited to only about three to four hours when the trains are not running, DMRC will be able to replace around 25 insulators per night
Additional Information:
·         In urban Mass Rapid Metro operations, overhead electric supply poles are located at a distance of 40 meters with two insulators on each OHE mast. Thus, the Metro electrical engineers have to locate the faulty insulator after checking all insulators in that particular section. Once it Is located, the insulator is replaced within few minutes by DMRC’s engineers.

·         The insulators used in Line 3 are made up of Ethyl Venyl Acetate which was the prevalent technology when these insulators were installed. However, for the Metro corridors which were constructed later, Insulators with silicon rubbers have been used, which is an advancement over the earlier technology and the likelihood of such faults occurring on this type of insulators is less.  

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
3,91,162
9,33,431
9,83,397
101,252
1,97,122
26,06,364
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ADDITIONAL STOPPAGE FOR ONAM SPECIAL TRAINS

DDITIONAL STOPPAGE FOR ONAM SPECIAL TRAINS

The following o­nam Special trains have been provided with a one minute stoppage at Mavelikara.



1. Train No.08569 Visakapattinam - Kollam special leaving Visakapattinam at 09.00 hrs. o­n Sundays and Thursdays from 08.09.2013 to 29.09.2013.

Arrival / Departure at Mavelikara - 12.41 / 12.42 hrs.



2. Train No.08570 Kollam - Visakapattinam special leaving Kollam at 21.00 hrs. o­n Mondays and Fridays from 09.09.2013 to 30.09.2013.

Arrival / Departure at Mavelikara - 21.43 / 21.44 hrs.

3. Train No.06304 Nagercoil - Mangalore Jn. special leaving Nagercoil at 20.35     hrs. o­n 11.09.2013 and 18.09.2013.

Arrival / Departure at Mavelikara - 23.58 / 23.59 hrs.


4. Train No.06303 Mangalore Jn. - Nagercoil special leaving Mangalore Jn. at 14.40 hrs. o­n 12.09.2013 and 19.09.2013.

Arrival / Departure at Mavelikara - 00.13 / 00.14 hrs.


5. Train No.06745 Chennai Central - Tirunelveli special leaving Chennai Central at 15.15 hrs. o­n 13.09.2013.

Arrival / Departure at Mavelikara - 04.58 / 04.59 hrs.
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CHANGE IN TRAIN NUMBERS / LINE BLOCK / ONAM SPECIAL

CHANGE IN TRAIN NUMBERS / LINE BLOCK / ONAM SPECIAL


I.CHANGE IN TRAIN NUMBERS

The following trains will be re-numbered as given below with effect from the dates mentioned against each.

Sl.
No.

Description
Train Number
With effect from
Present
Revised
01.
Chennai Egmore – Mangalore Central express (Daily)
16107/16108
16859/16860
01.09.2013
02.
Chennai Central – Mysore Kaveri express (Daily)
16222/16221
16021/16022
01.09.2013
03.
Chennai Egmore – Rameswaram (Daily)
16701/16702
16101/16102
01.09.2013
04.
Chennai Egmore – Tiruchendur express (Daily)
16735/16736
16105/16106
01.09.2013
05.
Karaikal – Ernakulam express (Daily)
16865/16866
16187/16188
01.09.2013


II.CHANGE IN PATTERN OF TRAIN SERVICES IN CHENNAI CENTRAL – GUDUR SECTION o­n 31.08.2013

Due to line block/power block to facilitate engineering works in Chennai Central – Gudur section, the following changes will be made in the train services on 31.08.2013.

Train No.57239 Chennai Central – Gudur passenger and Train No.57240 Bitragunta – Chennai Central passenger trains will be partially cancelled between Gummidipundi and Chennai Central.

THE FOLLOWING TRAINS WILL BE PARTIALLY CANCELLED BETWEEN ENNORE –SULLURUPETTA:

1)Train No.42411 MMC – Sullurupetta EMU scheduled to leave MMC at 09.55 hrs.
2)Train No.42406 Sullurupetta – MMC EMU scheduled to leave Sullurupetta at 09.45 hrs.
THE FOLLOWING TRAINS WILL BE PARTIALLY CANCELLED BETWEEN ENNORE– GUMMIDIPUNDI:

1)Train No.42013 MMC – Gummidipundi EMU scheduled to leave MMC at 09.22 hrs.
2)Train No.42015 MMC – Gummidipundi EMU scheduled to leave MMC at 10.25 hrs.
3)Train No.42017 MMC – Gummidipundi EMU scheduled to leave MMC at 11.35 hrs.
4)Train No.42019 MMC - Gummidipundi EMU scheduled to leave MMC at 12.10 hrs.
5)Train No.42021 MMC - Gummidipundi EMU scheduled to leave MMC at 13.15 hrs.


1)Train No.42018 Gummidipundi – MMC EMU scheduled to leave Gummidipundi at 09.30 hrs.
2)Train No.42020 Gummidipundi – MMC EMU scheduled to leave Gummidipundi at 10.50 hrs.
3)Train No.42022 Gummidipundi – MMC EMU scheduled to leave Gummidipundi at 11.20 hrs.
4)Train No.42024 Gummidipundi – MMC EMU scheduled to leave Gummidipundi at 13.00 hrs.
5)Train No.42026 Gummidipundi – MMC EMU scheduled to leave Gummidipundi at 13.25 hrs.



THE FOLLOWING EMUs WILL BE FULLY CANCELLED:

1)Train No.66026 Sullurupetta - MMC EMU scheduled to leave Sullurupetta at 12.00 hrs.
2)Train No.66027 MMC – Sullurupetta MMC EMU scheduled to leave MMC at 13.40 hrs.


III.CHANGE IN PATTERN OF TRAIN SERVICES IN CHENNAI CENTRAL – GUDUR SECTION
Due to line block to facilitate engineering works in Chennai Central – Gudur section, the following changes will be made in the pattern of train services for a period of 31 days from 31.08.2013, except Tuesdays.

1)Train No.42423 Mooremarket Complex (MMC) – Sullurupetta EMU local scheduled to leave MMC at 20.35 hrs. will be partially cancelled between Elavur - Sullurupetta. .
2)Train No.42452 Sullurupetta – Gummidipundi EMU local scheduled to leave Sullurupetta at 22.50 hrs. will be partially cancelled between Sullurupetta - Elavur.


ONAM SPECIAL TRAINS
The following special trains will be run to clear the extra rush of passengers during o­nam Festival season.

Nagercoil - Mangalore Jn. – Nagercoil specials: T.No.06304 Nagercoil – Mangalore Jn. Special will leave Nagercoil at 20.35 hrs. o­n 11.09.2013 & 18.09.2013 and arrive Mangalore Jn. at11.20 hrs. the next day.

In the return direction, T.No.06303 Mangalore Jn. – Nagercoil Special will leave Mangalore Jn. at 14.40 hrs. o­n 12.09.2013 & 19.09.2013 and arrive Nagercoil at 04.15 hrs. the next day.
The composition of the trains will be 1 AC 2-tier, 3 AC 3-tier, 8 Sleeper Class,4 General Second Class and 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches. The trains will stop at Eraniel, Kulitturai, Neyyatinkara, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kayankulam, Chengannur, Tiruvalla, Kottayam, Ernakulam Town, Aluva, Thrisur, Shoranur Jn., Kuttipuram, Tirur, Kozhikkode, Vadakara, Thalassery, Kannur, Payyanur, Kanhangad and Kasaragod.

Advance reservation for the above trains will commence o­n 01.09.2013
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