October 25, 2014

NTES app lets you know train schedules, info on cancelled trains, live trains and more

A new app has been released by the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) called National Train Enquiry System (NTES) which is now available for download on all smartphones and tablets running Android 2.3 and upwards. The new mobile app for Android devices has many interesting features which includes checking on the current running status for trains along with time of arrival and departure. Even if trains are cancelled, you can view all the details on the website along with the location of your train between stations.
“With this launch, it has now become easier for the public to get information on expected arrival and departure timings of a particular train and other related information for the benefit of rail passengers,” a senior Railway Ministry official said.
The various features offered by the NTES app This move by the Indian Railways will benefit commuters who travel on a daily basis and will make their experience far less stressful. CRIS, an IT wing of railways had earlier launched a mobile app for Windows 8 platform in August 2014. One of the best features of the app is “spot your train” which provides information such as its current position and expected time of arrival and departure at a particular station. Other features are ‘train schedule’, ‘trains between stations’, ‘live station’ and ‘information on cancelled rescheduled & diverted trains’. ”Live Station’ query provides list of trains expected to arrive at/depart from any station in next 2 or 4 hours. The National Train Enquiry System (NTES) is a comprehensive system which provides information to public about train running on near real time basis through various interfaces like nationwide unique rail enquiry number 139, website (www.trainenquiry.com), mobile interfaces, Touch Screens, counter enquiry and display boards at stations. CRIS has now made available mobile app for two most commonly used platforms that is Windows and Android. NTES app is available as free download from the Google Play Store. Recently, we had also seen the launch of the IRCTC Connect app on the Play Store. It is a free to use app and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. It will work with Android smartphones running Android 4.1 and higher. Couple of months ago, IRCTC had launched an official app for the BlackBerry 10 platform.
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October 24, 2014

SCR Asks its Pensioners to Submit Life Certificate

All the Railway Pensioners / Family Pensioners and Ex-gratia payees drawing pension from various Public Sector Banks / Post Officers are required  to Submit Life Certificate along with Non-employment / Re-employment and Non-remarriage / Re-marriage Certificates to authorities from where they are presently drawing their pension before the end of November-2014  to continue get their pension regularly.

The prescribed pro-forma of life certificate is available with the respective Banks / Post Offices. The Pensioners are also requested to submit personal details such as - their Name, address, date of birth, date of retirement, current residence address, contact phone number etc., along with their Photograph.
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October 20, 2014

SCR Intensifies Drive Against Carrying Fire Crackers or Inflammables in Trains


Shri P.K. Srivastava, General Manager, South Central Railway,directed the officials to intensify drive against carrying fire crackers or inflammables in trains and station premises o­n the eve of Deepavali festival. During a high level safety review meeting held at Rail Nilayam, Secuderabad today (ie.,20.10.2014), the General Manager instructed that teams of officials from Railway Protection Force (RPF) , Safety and Commercial Branches shall conduct regular checks to prevent passengers from carrying fire crackers or any other inflammable articles such as Gas Cylinder, Petrol, Diesel, Kerosene, Stoves, Lantern, Explosive Chemical powder, acids or chemicals in railway stations in trains during their journey. In view of the grave safety risks posed by carriage of such dangerous materials in trains, the General Manager directed the officials to take stern action against the offenders. He also directed to prevent smoking in railway premises. As per section 67, 154, 164 and 165 of the Railways Act 1989, carrying inflammable and explosive articles o­n Railways is a punishable offence with a punishment up to 3 years Jail or fine up to Rs. 1000/- or both, besides being liable for the loss / injury or damage caused. SCR cautions all rail users not to carry fire crackers or any other explosive / inflammable articles such as raw materials for fire crackers, Gas Cylinder, Petrol / Diesel / Kerosene, Stoves, Lantern, Explosive Chemical Powder, acids and any other detonating substances as luggage / parcel with them in railway premises or in the train compartments. In the interest of Public Safety, South Central Railway requests the passengers that in case they notice fire crackers or any other suspicious / dangerous explosive / inflammable material in trains or at stations, they may immediately alert the nearest Railway Staff or call o­n the Security Helpline-1322 to enable the Railways to initiate necessary action.
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construction of washable apron at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus PF No. 14

Construction of washable apron at Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus PF No.14Central Railway will operate Traffic Block from 30.10.2014 to 23.11.2014 (25 days) to construct washable apron at PF No.14 at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai.

Due to this following trains will be Regulated/Short terminated:-
12533 Lucknow- Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai Pushpak Express will be terminated at Dadar.
17412 Shri Chhatrapati Sahu Maharaj Terminus - Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai Mahalaxmi Express will be regulated en-route and will arrive CSTM 40 minutes late.
11302 Banglore- Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai Udyan Express will be regulated en-route and will arrive CSTM 28 minutes late.
The train Nos. 16382, 12133, 11401, 11007, 16339, 11019, 11027, 17412, 17411, 17057 will be shifted to the other available platforms. 
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RAILWAY INTRODUCES NEW DAILY INTERCITY EXPRESS TRAIN BETWEEN FAIZABAD AND KANPUR ANWARGANJ FROM 21.10.14

RAILWAY INTRODUCES NEW DAILY INTERCITY EXPRESS TRAIN BETWEEN FAIZABAD AND KANPUR ANWARGANJ FROM 21.10.14
         For the convenience of the passengers Railways has planned to introduce a New Daily Intercity Express Train No. 14221/14222 between Faizabad-Kanpur Anwarganj. The Maiden service of 14221 will be inaugurated from Faizabad o­n 21.10.14 at 05.05 am. Following the inaugural run, regular operation of the train will commence from 22.10.14 as per the details given below:-
The 14221 Faizabad-Kanpur Anwarganj Intercity Express Trainwill depart from Faizabad at 5.05 a.m. to reach Kanpur Anwarganj at 10.20 a.m. the same day (Daily trip). In the return direction, the 14222 Kanpur Anwarganj- Faizabad Intercity Express Train will depart fromKanpur Anwarganj at 12.55 p.m. to reach Faizabad at 06.00 p.m. the same day (Daily trip).
Comprising of Eight General Class Coaches and Two Disabled Friendly Coach cum Luggage Van, the 14221/14222 Faizabad-Kanpur Anwarganj Intercity Express Train will stop at Sohawal, Rudauli, Daryabad, Barabanki, Lucknow(NR), Unnao and Kanpur Central stations enroute in both directions.  
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SEAT AVAILABILITY IN DOUBLE DECKER TRAIN

Train No. 02005/ 02006 LTT – Karmali- LTT double decker special trains were announced to clear extra rush of passengers on 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30 October & 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11 November in down direction and 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31 October & 02, 04, 06, 08, 10, 12 November in up direction. The total seat capacity in single direction is 960. The date wise seat availability as on 16.10.2014 in these trains is as under :-
1. Train No. 02005 LTT- Karmali double decker Special.
Date
No. of Seat Available
18.10.2014
292
20.10.2014
96
22.10.2014
GNW/59 / W19
24.10.2014
GNW110/ W57
26.10.2014
GNW189/ W72
28.10.2014
53
30.10.2014
535
01.1.2014
448
03.11.2014
693
05.11.2014
719
07.11.2014
773
09.11.2014
785
11.11.2014
788
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Train No. 02006 Karmali – LTT- double decker Special.
Date
No. of Seat Available
17.10.2014
791
19.10.2014
653
21.10.2014
717
23.10.2014
757
25.10.2014
208
27.10.2014
GNW10/W10
29.10.2014
414
31.10.2014
414
02.11.2014
7
04.11.2014
536
06.11.2014
580
08.11.2014
511
10.11.2014
769
12.11.2014
810
Passengers may avail the same.
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Commodity-Wise Freight Revenue Earnings of Railways Goes up by 10.59 Per Cent During April-September 2014

The Indian Railways has generated Rs. 48062.07 crore of revenue earnings from commodity-wise freight traffic during April-September 2014 as compared to Rs. 43457.78 crore during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 10.59 per cent. Railways carried 532.44 million tonnes of commodity-wise freight traffic during April-September 2014 as compared to 511 million tonnes carried during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 4.20 per cent.

During the month of September 2014, Railways generated Rs. 7703.85 crore as compared to Rs. 6992.18 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 10.18 per cent. Out of which, Rs. 3519.49 crore came from transportation of 42.45 million tonnes of coal, followed by Rs. 564.70 crore from 8.48 million tonnes of iron ore for exports, steel plants and for other domestic user, Rs. 690.02 crore from 8.97 million tonnes of cement, Rs. 624.78 crore from 4.40 million tonnes of foodgrains, Rs. 365.90 crore from 3.20 million tonnes of petroleum oil and lubricant (POL), Rs. 488. crore from 3.37 million tonnes of Pig iron and finished steel from steel plants and other points, Rs. 403.75 crore from 4.04 million tonnes of fertilizers, Rs. 156.07 crore from 1.66 million tonnes of raw material for steel plants except iron ore, Rs. 385.18 crore from 4.23 million tonnes by container service and Rs. 505.02 crore from 5.91 million tonnes of other goods. 
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CATERING SERVICES TO BE IMPROVED IN RAJDHANI, DURONTO AND OTHER EXPRESS TRAINS

Shri R.K. Gupta, General Manager, Eastern Railway inspected the Pantry Car and the Base Kitchen at Howrah station this afternoon (16.10.2014). Shri Gupta arrived at 16:00 hrs. at Howrah station and inspected the cleanliness in Pantry Car and Rajdhani Express coaches. He also inspected the Rajdhani Rakes and enquired about the safety aspects and directed all concerned to ensure safety as well as cleanliness in Rajdhani Rakes.

He inspected the Pantry Car and asked the concerned officials to ensure healthy food for the passengers. He also made it clear that there will be no compromise o­n cleanliness and safety of the train operation.

He asked the Divisional Railway Manager, Howrah to regularly inspect the Pantry Cars and to send samples to authorized centres for certification so far as quality of the food is concerned.
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Approval for Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-1

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-1 covering a length of 35.96 km at a total project cost of Rs. 10,773 crore.  The details are given below:-

         i.            Phase-1 will cover a length of 35.96km along two corridors viz. North-South Corridor covering 15.42 km from APMC to Motera Stadium and East-West Corridor covering 20.54 km from Thaltej Gam to Vastral Gam.

       ii.            Total project cost of Rs.10,773 crore with Govt. of India contribution of Rs. 1,990 crore in the form of equity and subordinate debt.

      iii.            Project to be implemented by Metro-Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) Company Ltd., which will be converted into a 50:50 jointly owned company of the Government of India and Govt. of Gujarat.

     iv.            Project to be covered under the legal framework of the Metro Railways (Construction of Works) Act, 1978; the Metro Railways (Operation and Maintenance) Act, 2002; and the Railways Act, 1989, as amended from time to time.

The proposed two alignments are expected to provide much needed connectivity to the commuters and would traverse through some of the densest and traffic congested areas of Ahmedabad. It will considerably reduce traffic congestion and will bring in fast, comfortable, safe, pollution-free and affordable mass transportation system for the people of Ahmedabad. This would in turn contribute to further development and prosperity of the area. Development and prosperity of Ahmedabad will also contribute to the prosperity and development of the nation.

The Ahmedabad Metropolitan Area, which has a population of 6.3 million will be benefitted.

Out of the total project cost of Rs.10,773 crore, the Government of India will contribute  Rs. 1,990 crore in the form of equity and subordinate debt.

Background:

Ahmedabad is the seventh largest metropolis in India and accounts for 12 percent of the population of Gujarat.  The region has witnessed a growth rate of 2.25 percent over the last decade. At present, Ahmedabad is the district headquarters and the High Court and many offices of the Central Government are also located there. The future forecast of population based on the projections done as a part of the Integrated Mobility Plan for the Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar Region, 2031 projects the population as 1.1 crore for the horizon year of 2043. About 70 percent of this population will be residing in the Ahmedabad Metropolitan Corporation (AMC) area. Bus augmentation will not be able to cater to the increased public transit load and passengers will shift to private modes which is already evident from the high vehicle ownership trend in the region. This would not only aggravate congestion on the streets but also increase pollution. Hence, a Metro Rail System in Ahmedabad has become essential.
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Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway Employees

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its ex-post facto approval for the payment of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days' wages for the financial year 2013-14 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees.

The financial implication of payment of 78 days' PLB to railway employees has been estimated to be Rs. 1063.38 crores. The wage calculation ceiling prescribed for payment of PLB to eligible non-gazetted Railway employees is Rs. 3500/- p.m. About 12.60 lakh non-gazetted Railway employees are likely to benefit from the decision. The PLB on Railway covers all non-gazetted Railway employees (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel) throughout the country. This year also, PLB equivalent to 78 days' wages has been paid as a special case to motivate employees.

Background

The Railways were the first departmental undertaking of the Government of India where the concept of PLB was introduced. The main consideration at that time was the important role of the Railways as an infrastructural support in the performance of the economy as a whole. In the overall context of Railway working, it was considered desirable to introduce the concept of PLB as against the concept of Bonus on the lines of the Payment of Bonus Act -1965.  Even though the Payment of Bonus Act does not apply to the Railways, yet the broad principles contained in that Act were kept in view for the purpose of determining the "Wage/Pay Ceiling", definition of 'Salary'/'Wage', etc. The PLB Scheme for the Railways came into force from the year 1979-80 onwards and was evolved in consultation with the two recognised federations, the All India Railwaymen's Federation and National Federation of Indian Railwaymen and with the approval of the Cabinet. The scheme envisages a review every three years.
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October 17, 2014

MEGA BLOCK o­n 19.10.2014

Central Railway will operate Mega Block o­n its suburban sections for carrying out maintenance work o­n Sunday 19.10.2014:

MAIN LINE:
KALYAN-THANE UP SLOW / SEMI FAST LINE FROM 11.30 AM TO 04.00 PM.

UP Slow and semi-fast line services leaving Kalyan from 11.03 am to 3.54 pm will be diverted o­n UP fast line between Kalyan and Mulund halting Dombivali stations. Up slow line services will not be available at Kalva, Mumbra, Diva, Kopar and Thakurli stations. Passengers of these stations are permitted to travel via Dombivali & Thane stations.

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

All Up fast line services leaving Thane from 10.50 am to 3.36 pm will halt at Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar and Kurla stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts.

HARBNOUR LINE:
NERUL-MANKHURD UP & DN HARBOUR LINES FROM 11.00 AM TO 3.00 PM.

Dn Harbour line services towards Panvel/Belapur/Vashi leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus from 10.12 am to 2.45 pm and Up harbour Line services from Panvel /Belapur /Vashi to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus from 10.20 am to 3.04 pm will remain cancelled during the block period.

UP and DN Harbour line services will remain suspended between Nerul and Mankhurd station during the block period.

Special trains will be run o­n Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai-Mankhurd and Thane- Panvel Transharbour line sections during the block period.

Harbour line passengers are permitted to travel o­n Transharbour line from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. 
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50% Tatkal Tickets on Dynamic Pricing in another 5 trains of Central Railway from 19.10.2014

Ministry of Railways have decided that 50% of the existing tatkal quota tickets shall be sold under dynamic fare scheme. After booking of the first 50% of tatkal tickets under tatkal quota, the subsequent 50% tatkal tickets will be sold o­n dynamic pricing.  The fare shall increase by 20% after each slab of 10% berths are sold subject to the existing cap (maximum fare chargeable) o­n dynamic fare.

This scheme is further implemented in following 5 trains of Central Railway with effect from 19.10.2014.

1. 12859 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus - Howrah Geetanjali Express
2. 11019 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus - Bhubaneshwar Konark Express
3. 12149 Pune - Patna Express
4. 12322 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus - Howrah Kolkata Mail
5. 12163 Dadar (T) - Chennai Central Superfast Express
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Trains Cancelled/Rescheduled Due to Repercussions of ‘Hudhud’ Cyclone

As a result of impact o­n train services due to ‘Hudhud’ cyclone, the following trains are cancelled/ rescheduled as detailed below:-
         
Train Cancelled:
1)Train No.02841 Howrah - Chennai Premium Express schedule to depart Howrah at 12.45 pm o­n 17.10.2014 is cancelled.

Trains Rescheduled:

1)Train No.18464 Bhubaneswar - Bangalore Prasanthi Express scheduled to depart Bhubaneswar at 05.30 am o­n 17.10.2014 is rescheduled to depart Bhubaneswar at 12.00 pm o­n 17.10.2014.
2)TrainNo.18496 Bhubaneswar - Rameswaram Express scheduled to depart Bhubaneswar at 12.00 pm o­n 17.10.2014 is rescheduled to depart Bhubaneswar at 04.15 pm o­n 17.10.2014.
3)Train No.22881 Pune - Bhubaneswar Express scheduled to depart Pune at 11.15 am o­n 16.10.2014 is rescheduled to depart Pune at 02.15 pm o­n 16.10.2014.
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Stringent Action Will be Taken Against Carriage of Fire Crackers, Inflammables in Trains or Station Premises on the Eve of Diwali

In view of the ensuing Diwali festive season, South Central Railway is undertaking checks to prevent carriage of fire crackers or inflammable substances in trains or in Railway premises. Carrying of such items in trains or in stations poses grave threat to safety and creates a highly unsafe situation for all the passengers around. Any unintentional pressure applied o­n fire crackers or a small spark can lead to a mishap with dire consequences.

Hence, South Central Railway cautions all rail users not to carry fire crackers or any other inflammable / explosive articles such as raw materials for fire crackers, Gas Cylinder, Petrol / Diesel / Kerosene, Stoves, Lantern, Explosive Chemical Powder, acids and any  other detonating substances as luggage / parcel with them in railway premises or  in the train compartments. Smoking in Railway premises is also prohibited.

       Stringent action will be taken against any offender who is found carrying such articles. As per section 67, 154, 164 and 165 of the Railways Act 1989, carrying inflammable and explosive articles o­n Railways is a punishable offence with a punishment up to 3 years Jail or fine up to Rs. 1000/- or both, besides being liable for the loss / injury or damage caused.

In the interest of Public Safety, South Central Railway requests the passengers that in case they notice fire crackers or any other suspicious / dangerous explosive / inflammable material in trains or at stations, they may immediately alert the nearest Railway Staff or call o­n the Security Helpline-1322 to enable the Railways to initiate necessary action.

Apart from checks to prevent carrying of these unsafe articles, S.C. Railway is making concerted efforts to sensitize people o­n the dangers posed by carrying fireworks / inflammables through publicity in various Media so as to enhance public awareness o­n this issue.
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SCR to run Two Premium Superfast Express Trains between Secunderabad – Mumbai CSTM

Train No. 02701 Secunderabad – Mumbai CSTM Premium Superfast Special Express train will depart Secunderabad o­n 26thOctober, 2014 (Sunday) at 11:05 pm and arrive Mumbai CSTM at 12:15 pm o­n the next day.

             In the return direction, Train No. 02702 Mumbai CSTM– Secunderabad Premium Superfast Special Express train will depart Mumbai CSTM o­n 27th October, 2014 (Monday) at 1:30 pm and arrive Secunderabad at 03:30 am o­n the next day.

Enroute, these premium special trains will stop at Pune and Kalyan stations in both the directions.

These trains will have 16 Coaches viz., o­ne AC II Tier, o­ne AC III Tier, eleven Sleeper Class, o­ne Pantry Car coach and two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake Van coaches.

 Advance reservations for these Premium Superfast Special Express Trains have commenced and can be done o­nline through IRCTC Portal o­n internet.
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Special Trains Between Aurangabad and Tirupati and Secunderabad and Vijayawada Extended

Train No. 07405 Aurangabad-Tirupati Special train will depart Aurangabad at 03:00 pm o­n 31stOctober, 2014 (Friday) and arrive Tirupati at 03:30 pm o­n the next day.

In the return direction, Train No.07406 Tirupati-Aurangabad Special train will depart Tirupati at 05:10 pm o­n 1st November, 2014 (Saturday) and arrive Aurangabad at 08:00 pm 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 special trains will consist of 15 Coaches viz., o­ne AC III Tier, six Sleeper Class, six General Second Class and two General Second Class Luggage Cum Brake Van Coaches.

Special Trains  between Secunderabad and Vijayawada


In order to clear extra rush of passengers during  Deepavali festival season, SCR will extend the  special train between Secunderabad-Vijayawada for four more services as per the following schedule:-

Train No. 07208 Secunderabad-Vijayawada special train will depart Secunderabad at 11:15 pm o­n 24th and 31st  October, 2014 (Friday) and arrive Vijayawada at 05:45 am o­n the next day.

In the opposite direction, Train No.07207 Vijayawada-Secunderabad special train will depart Vijayawada at 11:00 pm o­n 23rdand 30th October, 2014 (Thursday) and arrive Secunderabad at 05:40 am o­n the next day.

Enroute, these special trains will stop at Nalgonda, Miryalaguda, Nadikudi, Pidugurala, Sattenpalle, Guntur and Mangalagiri stations in both the directions.  These trains will have 15 coaches viz., o­ne AC II Tier, o­ne AC III Tier and six Sleeper Class, five General Second Class and two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake van Coaches.
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CANCELLATION OF CHENNAI - HOWRAH PREMIUM TRAIN

 Train No  02842  Chennai Central – Howrah, “ Premium” special o­n 18.10.2014       ( Saturday )    Scheduled to leave Chennai Central  at 17.20 hrs is  cancelled  due to  cancellation of pairing train No 02841 Howrah – Chennai Central   .
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October 16, 2014

Cancellation of Passenger Trains due to Line Block on Tirupati-Katpadi Section

South Central Railway will impose the line block for Ballast Cleaning works between Mungilipattu and Panapakam stations from 20th October to 24thOctober, 2014 and between Panapakam and Pakala stations from 25thOctober to 14th November, 2014 (except o­n Sundays) on Tirupati – Katpadi Section o­n Guntakal Division. As a result, the following Trains will be cancelled as detailed below:-


I)Trains Cancelled from 20th October to 14th November, 2014 (except o­n Sundays):-

1.Train No. 57405/57406 Tirupati-Katpadi-Tirupati passenger train is cancelled.
2.Train No. 56888/56887 Katpadi-Tirupati-Katpadi passenger train cancelled.

Express Trains will also be regulated in this Section during the period.
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Rescheduling of Train due to Yard Improvement Works at Nizamabad Station

Due to yard improvement works at Nizamabad Station  to facilitate movement of  Accident Relief Train and Medical Relief Train; Train No. 51433 Nizamabad-Pandharpur Passenger, scheduled to depart Nizamabad at 01:25 pm o­n 17th October, 2014, is rescheduled to depart at 02:30 pm o­n the same day.
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Trains Cancelled/Rescheduled Due to ‘Hudhud’ Cyclone

  A.Train Cancelled:-

1)Train No. 22850 Secunderabad-Shalimar Express scheduled to depart Secunderabad at 05.30 am tomorrow 17thOctober 2014 is cancelled.

B. Trains Rescheduled:-

1) Train No.12734 Secunderabad-Tirupati Narayanadri Express is rescheduled to depart Secunderabad at 11:55 pm instead of 06:05 pm today i.e.16th October 2014.

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Train No. 08506 Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam Special Train; Rescheduling Canceled; Restored to Depart as per Schedule Today

Train No. 08506 Secunderabad-Visakhapatnm Special Train, which was  rescheduled to depart Secunderabad at 11:00 pm today (16th October, 2014) is restored to depart as per schedule at  07:45 pm today for the convenience of the passengers.

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CHANGES IN PATTERN OF TRAIN SERVICES-Jolarpettai

Due to line block and power block to facilitate engineering works near Jolarpettai, the following changes will be made in pattern of train services o­n 17.10.2014, Friday.





Train No.12246 Yesvantpur – Howrah Duronto express & Train No.17209 Bangalore – Kakinada Seshadri express will be regulated at Somanayakkanapatti.
Train No.22626 Bangalore – Chennai Central double decker express & Train No.12640 Bangalore – Chennai Central Brindavan express will be regulated at Somanayakkanapatti and reach Chennai Central late.
Train No.56262 Bangalore – Arakkonam passenger train & Train No.56261 Arakkonam – Bangalore passenger train will be partially cancelled between Kuppam - Jolarpettai.
Train No.12552 Kamakhya – Yesvantpur AC express will be regulated at Jolarpettai.

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EMPORARY AUGMENTATION OF TRAINS

 The following trains will be temporarily augmented as explained below to clear the extra rush of traffic.





Train No.16714/16713 Rameswaram – Chennai Egmore – Rameswaram express trains will be temporarily augmented by 1 reserved chair car coach ex. Rameswaram from 16.10.2014 to 31.10.2014 and ex. Chennai Egmore from 19.10.2014 to 03.11.2014.





Train No.16723/16724 Chennai Egmore – Thiruvananthapuram – Chennai Egmore Ananthapuri express trains will be temporarily augmented by 1 reserved chair car coach ex. Chennai Egmore from 17.10.2014 to 01.11.2014 and ex. Thiruvananthapuram from 18.10.2014 to 02.11.2014.



Train No.16127/16128 Chennai Egmore – Guruvayur – Chennai Egmore Guruvayur express trains will be temporarily augmented by 1 AC 3-tier coach ex. Chennai Egmore from 17.10.2014 to 15.12.2014 and ex. Guruvayur from 18.10.2014 to 16.12.2014.

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Special train from Yesvantpur to Nagercoil

 The following special trains will be run to clear the extra rush of passengers.





1. Special train from Yesvantpur to Nagercoil


Train No.06598 Yesvantpur – Nagercoil special train will leave Yesvantpur at 22.30 hrs. o­n 25.10.2014 and reach Nagercoil at 14.30 hrs. the next day.


         


            The composition of the train 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 train will stop at Krishnarajapuram, Bangarpet, Salem, Karur, Dindigul Madurai, Virudhunagar and Tirunelveli.





2. Special train from Nagercoil to Yesvantpur (via Tiruchchirappalli, Namakkal, Bangarpet)


Train No.06599 Nagercoil – Yesvantpur special train will leave Nagercoil at 16.40 hrs. o­n 26.10.2014 and reach Yesvantpur at 08.00 hrs. the next day.





            The composition of the train 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 train will stop at Valliyur, Tirunelveli, Kovilpatti, Sattur, Virudhunagar, Madurai, Dindigul, Tiruchchirappalli, Karur, Namakkal, Salem, Bangarpet and Krishnarajapuram.





Advance reservations for the above trains will commence o­n 17.10.2014.


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CANCELLATION OF TRAIN DUE TO “HUDHUD” 02841 Howrah- Chennai Premium Special

In view of severe cyclone “HUDHUD”, the following train has been cancelled due to late running of link train.


§02841 Howrah- Chennai Premium Special scheduled to leave Howrah o­n 17.10.2014 will remain cancelled.
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RESCHEDULING & CANCELLATION OF TRAINS DUE TO “HUDHUD”

In view ofsevere cyclone “HUDHUD”,the following trains have been rescheduled and cancelled due to late running of link trains which are running via diverted route :-

RESCHEDULING OF TRAINS


·12245 Howrah-Yesvantpur Duronto Express scheduled to leave Howrah at 11.00 hrs. o­n 15.10.2014 has been rescheduled to leave Howrah at 23.45 hrs.on 15.10.2014.


·12703 Howrah-Secunderabad Falaknuma Express scheduled to leave Howrah at 07.25 hrs. o­n 15.10.2014 has been rescheduled to leave Howrah at 13.00 hrs o­n 15.10.2014.


·12841 Howrah- Chennai Coromandal Express scheduled to leave Howrah at 14.50 hrs. o­n 15.10.2014 has been rescheduled to leave Howrah at 20.00 hrs o­n 15.10.2014



CANCELLATION OF UP TRAIN

§22849 Shalimar- Secunderabad Express scheduled to leave Shalimar at 12.10 hrs. o­n 15.10.2014 will remain cancelled.
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TRAIN SERVICES ALMOST GETTING NORMALISED: CYCLONE HUD HUD: PRESS RELEASE NO. 14 o­n 15.10.2014 AT 1300HRS (01.00 P.M)

TRAIN SERVICES ALMOST GETTING NORMALISED:

CYCLONE HUD HUD: PRESS RELEASE NO. 14 o­n 15.10.2014 AT 1300HRS (01.00 P.M)

##. TRAIN SERVICES ARE GRADUALLY GETTING NORMALISED IN EAST COAST RAILWAY.
## MOST OF THE TRAINS HAVE STARTED THEIR RUN TOWARDS CHENNAI, BANGALORE, YESVANTPUR AND SECUNDERABAD THIS MORNING.
## ECoR URGES PASSENGERS TO CO-OPERATE WITH RAILWAYS FOR DELAY DUE TO RESCHEDULING OF TRAINS FOR ADJUSTMENT OF CONNECTING TRAINS.
CANCELLATION, DIVERSION, RE-SCHEDULING AND SHORT TERMINATION OF TRAINS FOR NON-AVAILABILITY OF CONNECTING TRAINS DUE TO CYCLONE
CANCELLATION OF TRAINS
SL. NO
TRAIN NO.
FROM
TO
TRAIN NAME
DATE FROM ORIGINATING STATION
01
12897
PONDICHERY
BHUBANESWAR
15.10.2014
02
12806
SECUNDERABAD
VISAKHAPATNAM
JANMABHOOMI
15.10.2014
03
12862
NIZAMUDDIN
VISAKHAPATNAM
DAKSHIN LINK
15.10.2014
04
PASSENGERTRAINS
ALL PASSENGER TRAINS RUNS WITH ELECTRIC ENGINES TO AND FROM VISAKHAPATNAM CANCELLED o­n 15.10.2014
SHORT TERMINATION OF TRAINS
SL. NO
TRAIN NO.
FROM
TO
TRAIN NAME
DATE FROM ORIGINATING STATION
TERMINATION AT
01
18005
HOWRAH
JAGADALPUR
SAMALESWARI
15.10.2014
TITILAGARH
THE SERVICES OF 18005/18006 HOWRAH-JAGADALPUR-HOWRAH SAMALESWARI EXPRESS WILL REMAIN CANCELLED BETWEEN TITILAGARH & JAGADALPUR FROM BOTH THE SIDE o­n 16.10.2014
02
18107
ROURKELA
KORAPUT
INTER CITY
15.10.2014
RAYAGADA
THE SERVICES OF 18107/18108 ROURKELA-KORAPUT-ROURKELA INTER CITY EXPRESS WILL REMAIN CANCELLED BETWEEN RAYAGADA & KORAPUT FROM BOTH THE SIDE o­n 16.10.2014
03
18447
BHUBANESWAR
JAGADALPUR
HIRAKHAND
15.10.2014
RAYAGADA
THE SERVICES OF 18447/18448 BHUBANESWAR-JAGADALPUR-BHUBANESWAR HIRAKHAND EXPRESS WILL REMAIN CANCELLED BETWEEN RAYAGADA & KORAPUT FROM BOTH THE SIDE o­n 16.10.2014
RESCHEDULING OF TRAINS
SL. NO
TRAIN NO.
FROM
TO
TRAIN NAME
DATE & Scheduled time FROM ORIGINATING STATION
RESCHEDULED TIME
01
12703
Howrah
Secunderabad
Falaknuma
0725hrs (07.25a.m) o­n 15.10.2014
1930hrs (07.30P.M) o­n 15.10.2014
02
12839
Howrah
Chennai
Mail
2345hrs (11.45p.m) o­n 15.10.2014
0530hrs (05.30a.m) o­n 16.10.2014
03
02864
Yesvantpur
Howrah
Premium Spl.
1115hrs (11.15a.m) o­n 15.10.2014
0500hrs (05.00a.m) o­n 16.10.2014
04
18464
Bangalore
Bhubaneswar
Prashanti
1400hrs (02.00p.m) o­n 15.10.2014
0300hrs (03.00a.m) o­n 16.10.2014 {Early morning}
05
12864
Yesvantpur
Howrah
1935hrs (07.35p.m) o­n 15.10.2014
0400hrs (04.00a.m) o­n 16.10.2014
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RESCHEDULING OF TRAIN SERVICE Train No.13352 Alappuzha – Tatanagar / Dhanbad express

RESCHEDULING OF TRAIN SERVICE

Train No.13352 Alappuzha – Tatanagar / Dhanbad express (via Chennai Central) scheduled to leave Alappuzha at 06.00 hrs. o­n 16.10.2014 (today) is re-scheduled to leave Alappuzha at 11.00 hrs. o­n 16.10.2014.The train which runs via Chennai Central will be late by 5 hrs.

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CANCELLATION OF PUDUCHERRY- BHUBANESWAR TRAIN SERVICE

Train No.12897 Puducherry - Bhubaneswar weekly express (via Chennai Egmore) scheduled to leave Puducherry at 18.30 hrs. o­n 15.10.2014  and Chennai Egmore at 22.30 hrs o­n 15-10-2014, has been cancelled due to cancellation of the pairing train.

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2 Premium sepcials and 2 Express special trains between Miraj -Yesvantpur- Booking opens on 15.10.2014

MIRAJ - YESVANTPUR FESTIVAL SPECIAL TRAINS

Railways have decided to run 2 Premium Superfast specials and 2Express specials between Miraj - Yesvantpur to clear the extra rush of passengers during Diwali festival. The details are as under:

A) MIRAJ - YESVANTPUR PREMIUM SUPERFAST SPECIALS (2)

02688 Miraj - Yesvantpur Premium Superfast special will leave Miraj at 15.30 hrs o­n 26.10.2014 and arrive Yesvantpur at 04.15 hrs next day.

02687 Yesvantpur - Miraj Premium Superfast special will leave Yesvantpur at 20.40 hrs o­n 21.10.2014 and arrive Miraj at 09.30 hrs next day.

Halts - Belgaum, Dharwar, Hubli, Davangere, and Tumkur.

Composition - 4 AC 3-tier, 10 Sleeper class

RESERVATION: Bookings for 02688 Premium special will open o­n 15.10.2014 THROUGH INTERNET o­nLY.

Note: Catering service not provided in the above premium special train.

B) MIRAJ - YESVANTPUR EXPRESS SPECIALS (2)

06590 Miraj - Yesvantpur special will leave Miraj at 15.00 hrs o­n 22.10.2014 and arrive Yesvantpur at 04.30 hrs next day.

06589 Yesvantpur - Miraj special will leave Yesvantpur at 20.40 hrs o­n 25.10.2014 and arrive Miraj at 10.15 hrs next day.

Halts - Kudachi, Ghataprabha, Belgaum, Dharwar, Hubli, Haveri, Davangere, Birur, Kadur, Arsikere and Tumkur.

Composition - 4 AC 3-tier, 10 Sleeper class, and 2 General second class cum Guard's Brake vans.

RESERVATION: Bookings for 06590 will open o­n 15.10.2014.
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