Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Navin Tondon Appointed as Member Electrical, Railway Board

Shri Navin Tondon has been appointed as new Member Electrical, Railway Board & Ex-officio Secretary to the Govt. of India. Prior to this appointment, he was General Manager South Eastern Central Railway (SECR). Earlier, Shri Tandon was working as Additional Member (Electrical), Railway Board.
Shri Navin Tandon has also worked as Additional General Manager, Eastern Railway, Kolkata. He is an Electrical Engineer and did his Master of Technology from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He joined Indian Railways Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE) through 1976 Examination Batch. He also worked as Chief Electrical Engineer/Central Organization for Railway Electrification (CORE)/Allahabad, Chief Electrical Engineer, North Central Railway/Allahabad and South Western Railway/Hubli. Shri Tandon has got rich experiences of working of Sr. Dy. General Manager, North Central Railway and Divisional Railway Manager, Varanasi, North Eastern Railway.
Besides this, he acquired training in Canada, Japan and USA on computerization of Railways and Rolling Stock management respectively.
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Pradeep Kumar Appointed as Member Staff, Railway Board

Shri Pradeep Kumar has been appointed as new Member Staff, Railway Board & Ex-officio Secretary to the Govt. of India. Prior to this appointment he was General Manager, North-Central Railway along with additional charge of General Manager, Northern Railway. He succeeds Shri A.K.Mital, who has been elevated as Chairman, Railway Board & Ex-officio Principal Secretary to the Govt. of India.
Belonging to the Indian Railway Services of Engineering of 1977 batch, Shri Pradeep Kumar has graduated from with Bachelors in Civil Engineering from University of Roorkee and joined Railway services on North-Eastern Railway in the year 1978. Shri Kumar has a wide range of experience of working with various zones like North-Eastern, Northern, North-Central, Eastern, South Eastern, South Central and Northern Railway as well in the Railway Design and Standards Organization(RDSO) as well as in the apex body of Railway Board.
Shri Kumar has held several important positions viz. Addl. Member, Civil Engineering, Railway Board, Advisor, Railway Projects, Railway Board, Executive Director (Training & Manpower Planning), Railway Board , Divisional Railway Manager, Northern Railway, Delhi, Chief Bridge Engineer and also the Chief Track Engineer, Northern Railway. He was also deputed to work abroad on assignments and has represented the Indian Railways at various forums in Germany, Italy, France, Finland, Hungary, Malaysia, Singapore, Canada and USA. Shri Kumar also secured MDPA from IIPA, New Delhi in the year 1997.
The tenure of Shri Kumar in each of the above key assignments is marked with noteworthy distinctions. While in the RDSO, he had designed a special type of concrete sleeper which are laid on points and crossings, known as Fan shaped turnouts. These turnouts have helped to improve track maintenance and safety and are adopted as standard on Indian Railways. Similarly, his term as an Executive Director, Civil Engineering & Planning is marked with the distinction of achieving highest ever progress for Track Renewals. As the head of the department of Civil Engineering on South Central Railway, he spearheaded the zone to win the Civil Engineering shield for three years consecutively for 2009-10, 2010-11 & 2011-12 respectively and the Shield for Level-crossings & ROBs for the year 2011-12. As Addl. Member, Civil Engineering, Railway Boards, he has looked after policy matters of Civil Engineering.
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A.K.Mital Appointed as Chairman, Railway Board

Shri. A.K.Mital has been appointed as new Chairman, Railway Board & Ex-officio Principal Secretary to the Govt. of India. He succeeds Shri Arunendra Kumar who has superannuated today i.e. 31st December 2014 from Railway Services. Prior to this appointment, Shri A.K.Mital was Member Staff, Railway Board and ex-officio Secretary to the Government of India. Earlier, he served as General Manager of South Western Railway-SWR (Headquarters Hubli) and was also looking after the additional charge of General Manager, South Central Railway- SCR (Headquarters Secunderabad).
Born on 7th July 1956, Shri Mital is a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.). An Officer of 1976 batch of Indian Railways Service of Stores (IRSS), Shri A.K. Mital has worked on various important posts on Indian Railways. He was Director/Stores, Executive Director/Vigilance and Executive Director/Stores in Railway Board, Ministry of Railways. He has worked as Chief Material Manager in Northern Railway.
He was Divisional Railway Manager of Izzatnagar Division in North Eastern Railway and Controller of Stores in South Central Railway/Secunderabad and Diesel Locomotive Works/Varanasi. Before joining Railway Board as Member Staff, he was General Manager of South Western Railway/Hubli. He has also held additional charge of three major Railways viz., Southern Railway, South Central Railway and Central Railway as General Manager for more than 12 months. Shri Mital has undergone training in USA and France.
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Hyderabad-New Delhi AP Express Rescheduled on 1st January, 2015

Train No.12723 Hyderabad-New Delhi AP Express, scheduled to depart Hyderabad Station at 06:25 hrs tomorrow i.e. o­n 1st January, 2015 (Thursday)  is re-scheduled to depart at 03:25 pm on the same daydue to late running of  its pairing train.
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Running Status of Certain Trains on SCR today ie., 31st December, 2014 at 04:00 pm

The Running Status of the following trains which are either terminating or passing through South Central Railway as o­n today ie., 31st December, 2014 at 04:00 pm is as follows  .



1)Tr. No. 12722 Hazrat Nizamuddin-Hyderabad Dakshin Express is running late by 9 hrs. and 35 mts.

2)Tr. No.12716 Amritsar-Nanded Sachakand Express is running late by 14 hrs. and 5 mts.

3)Tr.No.12724 New Delhi-Hyderabad AP Express is running late by 11 hrs. and 9 mts.

4)Tr. No.12862 Kazipet-Visakhapatnam Express is running late by 10 hrs. and 15 mts.

5)Tr.No.12792 Patna-Secunderabad Express is running late by 3 hrs. and 10 mts.

6)Tr.No. 12214 Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Yesvantpur Duronto Express is running late by 8 hrs. and 35 mts.

7)Tr. No. 12296 Patna-Bangalore Express is running late by 12 hrs. 16 mts.

8)Tr. No. 12622 New Delhi-Chennai TN Express is running late by 15 hrs. and 45 mts.

9)Tr. No. 12646 Hazrat Nizamuddin-Ernakulam Millenium Express is running late by 5 hrs. and 20 mts.

10)Tr. No. 12650 H. Nizamuddin-Yesvantpur Express is running late by 6 hrs. 14 mts.

11)Tr. No. 12652 H. Nizamuddin-Madurai Express is running late by 5 hrs.

12)Tr.No. 12670 Chhapra-Chennai Ganga Kaveri Express is running late by 6 hrs. and 59 mts.

13)Tr. No.12616 New Delhi-Chennai GT Express is running late by 19 hrs. 55 mts.

14)Tr.No. 12626 New Delhi-Trivandrum Express is running late by 5 hrs. and 5 mts.

15)Tr.No. 22693 Bangalore-Hazrat Nizamuddin Express is running late by 4 hrs.
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Vijayawada-Hubli-Vijayawada Amaravathi Tri-Weekly Express to Run Daily

As announced in the Railway Budget 2014-15, the frequency of Train No.17225/17226 Vijayawada-Hubli-Vijayawada Amaravathi Tri-weekly Express will be increased to run daily with revised timings effective from 26th January, 2015.

Accordingly, Train No.17225 Vijayawada-Hubli Amaravathi Daily Express will depart Vijayawada from 26th January, 2015 at 07:45 pm; arrive/depart Guntur at 08:45/08:55 pm,  departs Narasaraopet  at 09:46 pm, Vinukonda at 10:18 pm, Kurichedu at 10:40 pm, Donakonda at  10:56 pm, Markapur Road at 11:20 pm, Tarlupadu at 11:35 pm, Cumbum at 00:02 am, Giddalur at 00:40 am, Nandyal at 02:45 am, B.Cement Nagar at 03:20 am, Betamcherla at 03:30 am, Dhone 04:05 am, Pendekallu at 04:25 am, Maddikere at 05:00 am, Guntakal at 05:50 am, Bellary at 06:55 am, Tornagallu at 07:30 am, Hospet at 08:20 am, Munirabad at 08:35 am, Koppal at 08:55 am, Gadag at 10:10 am, Annigeri at 10:25 am and arrive Hubli at 11:20 am o­n the next day.

In the return direction, Train No.17226 Hubli-Vijayawada Amaravathi Daily Express will depart Hubli from 26th January, 2015 at 01:30 pm, departs Annigeri at 02:00 pm, Gadag at 02:30 pm, Koppal at 03:30 pm, Munirabad at 03:55 pm, Hospet at 04:10 pm, Tornagallu at 04:45 pm, Bellary at 05:30 pm, Guntakal at 06:50 pm, Maddikere at 07:02 pm, Pendekallu at 07:25 pm, Dhone at 08:10 pm, Betamcherla at 08:40 pm, B.Cement Nagar at 08:48 pm, Nandyal at 09:45 pm, Giddalur at 11:01 pm, Cumbum at 11:45 pm, Tarlupadu at 00:02 am, Markapur Road at 00:20 am, Donakonda at 00:49 am,  Kurchedu at 01:05 am, Vinukonda at 01:29 am, Narasaraopet at 01:55 am, Guntur at 03:35 am and arrive Vijayawada at 05:15 am o­n the next day.
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No entry, exit available at Rajiv Chowk metro post 9 PM

No entry and exit will be allowed today at Rajiv Chowk metro station here after 9 PM in view of security restrictions due to New Year celebrations, Delhi Metro officials said.
"As advised by Delhi police, entry/exit at Rajiv Chowk station won't be available after 9 PM today," a DMRC spokesperson said.
However, interchange facility for Line-2 (HUDA City Centre - Jahangirpuri) and Line-3/4 (Dwarka Sec-21 -Noida City Centre/Vaishali) will be available as per usual timings.
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INCREASE IN FREQUENCY OF 19312/19311 INDORE-PUNE-INDORE EXPRESS FROM 4 DAYS A WEEK TO 5 DAYS A WEEK

INCREASE IN FREQUENCY OF 19312/19311 INDORE-PUNE-INDORE
EXPRESS FROM 4 DAYS A WEEK TO 5 DAYS A WEEK

Ministry of Railways have decided to increase the frequency of 19312/19311 Indore-Pune-Indore Express from 4-days a week to 5-days a week with effect from 1.3.2015. The details are as under:-

Train No.   From            PresentRevised Frequency

19312      Indore       Mo, We, Th & Fr        Su, Mo, We, Th & Fr

19311      Pune         Tu, Th, Fr & Sa        Mo, Tu, Th, Fr & Sa


RESERVATION: Bookings for 19311 Pune-Indore Express for the increased frequency will open as per Advance Reservation Period.

CHANGE IN TIMINGS

Consequent o­n increase in frequency 11049 Ahmedabad-Shri Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus (Kolhapur) Express will depart Ahmedabad at 19.25 hrs (instead of 19.55 hrs).  The revised departure timings at stations o­n Central Railway are:

Bhiwandi Road03.55 hrs instead of 04.35 hrs
Kalyan 04.50 hrs instead of 05.15 hrs
Karjat 05.30 hrs instead of 06.00 hrs
Lonavala 06.27 hrs instead of 06.45 hrs
Pune07.50 hrs instead of 08.10 hrs

There is no change in timings from Satara to Shri Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus (Kolhapur).
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RESCHEDULING OF TRAIN SERVICES

1)     T.No.12615 Chennai Central – New Delhi Grand Trunk Express scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 19.15 hrs. today (31.12.2014) is rescheduled to leave             at 15.00 hrs. o­n 01.01.2015 due to late running of pairing train.





 2)        T.No.12621 Chennai Central – New Delhi Tamil Nadu Express scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 22.00 hrs. today (31.12.2014) is rescheduled to leave             at 09.45 hrs. o­n 01.01.2015  due to late running of pairing train.
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PUDUCHERRY – NEW DELHI WEEKLY EXPRESS via.(CHENNAI EGMORE) RESCHEDULED

T.No.22403 Puducherry – New Delhi Express via.(Chennai Egmore) scheduled to leave Puducherry at 09.05 hrs. o­n 31.12.2014 (Wednesday) rescheduled to leave at at 15.00 hrs. o­n 31.12.2014, as announced earlier,  is further  rescheduled to leave at 17.30 hrs. o­n 31.12.2014, due to late running of pairing train.

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Jaipur Metro’s first phase Commercial run from Mansarover to Chandpole in March 2015

Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation plans to commence the first phase of commercial operation of the Jaipur Metro from Mansarover to Chandpole in March next year.
The commercial operation of the Jaipur Metro Rail would begin in March next year, JMRC CMD Nihal Chand Goel said.
The Corporation has obtained safety certificate from Independent Safety Assessor and necessary permission from Commissioner of Railway Safety and the operations will start after completing other formalities.
Chairing a board meeting here, Goel said the JMRC was in the process to complete other remaining works so that the Metro rail could be started under the revised deadline.
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UPSC Special Class Railway Apprentices Examination on January 18, 2015

 The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will be conducting an examination to select candidates for Mechanical Engineering Department of Indian railways. Special class railway apprentice’s examination (SCRA), 2015 is scheduled for January 18, 2015.
Candidates who successfully registered can download the admit card from here:click here
Time Table for Special Class Railway Apprentices Examination 2015
Date & Day Subject Time
January 18, 2015 General Ability Test 9 am to 11 am
January 18, 2015 Physical Sciences 12 noon to 2pm
January 18, 2015 Mathematics 3pm to 5 pm
How to apply
The applications can be filled online. The willing and eligible candidates can apply online using the UPSC website. All the information regarding the application is mentioned on the website.
Age Limit:
Candidates must be minimum 17 years or maximum 21 years of age as on January 1, 2015. The age is relaxed up to a maximum of five years for candidates belonging to SC/ST classes, and three years for those belonging to OBC class.
Fees:
All the candidates (except Females/SC/ST/PH candidates) are required to pay a fee of Rs 100; either by depositing the money in any branch of SBI by cash or by using net banking facility of SBI, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/ State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit card.
Important Dates:
The examination will be conducted on January 18, 2015.
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EXTENSION OF WINTER SPECIAL TRAINS BETWEEN MUMBAI AND LUCKNOW

Railways have decided to extend the run of weekly AC special trains between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Lucknow to clear the extra rush of passengers during winter season. The details are as under –



02111 AC Superfast weekly special leaving Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 14.20 hrs o­n every Saturday is further extended from 3.1.2015 to 17.1.2015 (3 trips) and arrive Lucknow at 13.35 hrs next day.



02112 AC Superfast weekly special leaving Lucknow at 16.20 hrs o­n every Sunday is further extended from 4.1.2015 to 18.1.2015 (3 trips) and arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 17.30 hrs next day.



HALTS: Thane, Kalyan, Nasik Road, Jalgaon, Bhusaval, Habibganj, Jhansi, Orai and Kanpur.



COMPOSITION: o­ne First AC, Three AC-2 Tier, Ten AC-3 Tier, o­ne AC Pantry Car and Two Luggage cum Generator Vans.



RESERVATION: Booking for train No. 02111 will open from 31.12.2014.
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Tuesday, 30 December 2014

SPECIAL EMU TRAINS TO TIRUTTANI

In view of the Thirupugazh Thirupadi festival at Tiruttani, Southern railway will run the following EMU specials o­n the Arakkonam – Tiruttani section o­n 31.12.2014 o­nly.





Special 1:      Dep. Arakkonam   22.00 hrs.         Arr. Tiruttani        22.20 hrs.


                        Dep. Tiruttani        22.30 hrs.          Arr. Arakkonam   22.50 hrs.





Special 2:      Dep. Arakkonam   23.10 hrs.         Arr. Tiruttani        23.30 hrs.


                        Dep. Tiruttani        23.40 hrs.          Arr. Arakkonam   00.00 hrs.
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RESCHEDULING OF TRAIN SERVICES

1)     T.No.12615 Chennai Central – New Delhi Grand Trunk Express scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 19.15 hrs. today (30.12.2014) is rescheduled to leave at 15.00 hrs. o­n 31.12.2014 due to late running of pairing train.

 2)        T.No.12621 Chennai Central – New Delhi Tamil Nadu Express scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 22.00 hrs. today (30.12.2014) is rescheduled to leave at 03.00 hrs. o­n 31.12.2014  due to late running of pairing train.
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EASTCOAST RAILWAY (ECOR)TO CONTINUE TO RUN WEEKLY EXPRESS SPECIAL TRAINS BETWEEN SAMBALPUR-YESVANTPUR-SAMBALPUR STATIONS

Express Special Trains between SAMBALPUR-YESVANTPUR-SAMBALPUR Stations (Tr. Nos.08301/08302), for 05 trips in each direction, to clear extra rush, as per the following timings, stoppages and dates of services.

Accordingly, Train No.08301 SAMBALPUR-YESVANTPUR WEEKLY EXPRESS SPECIAL will depart atSAMBALPURstationat 08-50hrs.onWednesdays, commencingfrom 31st Dec., 2014to28th January, 2015 and arrive at YESVANTPURStation at 16-30 hrs., on Thursdays. (Total : 05 Specials Only).

En route, the Weekly Express Specialwill arrive/depart at Bargarh at 09-35/09-37 hrs; Bolangir at 10-35/10-40 hrs; Titlagarh at 12-00/12-10 hrs; Kesinga at 12-30/12-32 hrs; Muniguda at 14-00/14-02 hrs; Rayagada at 15-15/15-30 hrs; Parvatipuram at 16-11/16-13 hrs; Bobbili at 16-35/16-37 hrs; Vizianagaram at 17-50/17-55 hrs; Visakhapatnam at 19-00/19-20 hrs; Samalkot at 21-36/21-38 hrs; Rajahmundry at 22-26/22-28 hrs; Eluru at 23-38/23-40 hrs; Vijayawada Jn. At 01-45/01-55 hrs; Ongole at 03-51/03-52 hrs; Nellore at 05-07/05-08 hrs; Gudur Jn. at 06-33/06-35 hrs; Renigunta at 08-45/08-50 hrs; Tirupati at 09-25/09-30 hrs; Pakala at 10-30/10-31 hrs; Chittoor at 11-05/11-06 hrs; Katpadi at 11-43/11-36 hrs; Jolarpettai at 13-03/13-05 hrs; and Krishnarajapuram at 15-53/15-55 hrs.


In the return direction, Train No.08302 YESVANTPUR-SAMBALPUR WEEKLY EXPRESS SPECIALwill depart atYESVANTPURstation at00-30hrs. on Fridays, commencing from02ndto30thJanuary, 2015 and arrive at SAMBALPUR station at 06-15 hrs.,onSaturdays. (Total : 05 Specials only)


En route, theWeekly Express Special will arrive/depart atKrishnarajapur at 01-08/01-10 hrs; Jolarpettai at 03-58/04-00 hrs; Katpadi at 05-28/05-30 hrs; Chittoor at 05-58/06-00 hrs; Pakala at 06-34/06-35 hrs; TIRUPATI at 07-33/07-35 hrs; Renigunta at 07-50/08-00 hrs; Gudur at 09-40/09-42 hrs; Nellore at 10-07/10-08 hrs; Ongole at 12-05/12-06 hrs; VIJAYAWADA JN. At 14-15/14-35 hrs; Eluru at 15-28/15-30 hrs; Rajahmundry at 16-42/16-44 hrs; Samalkot at 17-22/17-23 hrs; Vishakapatnam at 20-35/20-55 hrs; Vizianagaram at 21-55/22-00 hrs; Bobbili at 22-50/22-52 hrs; Parvatipuram at 23-13/23-15 hrs; Rayagada at 00-05/00-15 hrs; Muniguda at 01-10/01-12 hrs; Kesinga at 02-23/02-25 hrs; Titlagarh at 02-40/02-50 hrs; Bolangir at 03-58/04-00 hrs; and arrive/depart at Bargarh at 05-10/05-12 hrs.

The Weekly Express Special will haveTotal 17 Coaches,consistingOne AC 2-tier coach, One AC 3-tier coach,Ten Second Class Sleeper Coaches, Three General Second Class coaches and Two Second Class luggage-cum-brake Vans.
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SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY TO RUN EXPRESS SPECIAL BETWEEN YESVANTPUR-GUDUR-YESVANTPUR

SouthWesternRailwayhasdecidedto runEXPRESS SPECIALTRAINBETWEEN YESVANTPUR-GUDUR-YESVANTPUR(Tr.Nos.06535/06536) for ONE SPECIAL in each direction, to clear extra rush during Vaikunth Ekadashi Pilgrims proceedingto Tirupathi, as per the following details:-

Accordingly, Train No.06535 YESVANTPUR-GUDUREKADASHI EXPRESS SPECIAL will depart at YESVANTPUR station at 14-30 hrs., on Wednesday, the 31st December, 2014(One Special only)and arrive atGUDURstation at 23-45 hrs.,on the same day.

En route, theEkadashi Express Special will arrive/depart at Krishnarajapuram at 15-10/15-12 hrs; Whitefield at 15-27/15-28 hrs; Malur at 15-48/15-50 hrs; Bangarpet at 16-28/16-30 hrs; Kuppam at 17-00/17-02 hrs; Jolarpettai at 17-55/17-57 hrs; Katpadi at 19-30/19-35 hrs; Tirupathi at 21-30/21-35 hrs; and arrive/depart at Renigunta at 21-55/21-00 hrs.


In the return direction, Train No. 06536 GUDUR-YESVANTPUREKADASHI EXPRESSSPECIALwill depart atGUDURstation at 11-30 hrs.,onThursday, 01stJanuary, 2015 (One Special Only ) and arrive atYESVANTPUR stationat 21-45 hrs., on the same day.

En route, the Ekadashi Express Special will arrive/depart atRenigunta at 13-30/13-35 hrs.; Tirupathi at 13-55/14-05 hrs; Katpadi at 16-10/16-15 hrs; Jolarpettai at 17-40/17-42 hrs. Kuppam at 18-30/18-32 hrs; Bangarpet at 19-05/19-07 hrs; Malur at 19-50/19-52 hrs; Whitefield at 20-15/20-17 hrs; and arrive/depart at Krishnarajapuram at 20-40/20-42 hrs.


TheEkadashiExpressSpecial will have total 18 Coaches, consisting of One AC 2-tier coach, Two AC 3-tier coaches, Two Second Class Sleeper coaches, Six General Second Class coaches and Two Second Class luggage-cum-brake vans-cum-disabled coaches.
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SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY TO RUN ONE WAY EXPRESS SPECIAL FROM BANGALORE CITY-PATNA

SouthWesternRailwayhasdecidedto runONE WAY EXPRESS SPECIALTRAINFROM BANGALORE CITY-PATNA(Tr.No. 02578) for ONE SPECIAL ONLY, to clear extra rush during Winter, as per the following details:-

Accordingly, Train No.02578 BANGALORE CITY-PATNA ONE WAY EXPRESSSPECIAL will depart at BANGALORE CITY station at 10-00 hrs., on Wednesday, the 31st Dec.2014 (One Special only)and arrive atPATNA station at 10-00 hrs., on Firday, the 02nd January,2015.

En route, theOne Way Express Special will arrive/depart at Krishnarajapuram at 10-28/10-30 hrs; Jolarpettai at 12-18/12-20 hrs;Katpadi at 13-33/13-35 hrs; Chennai Central at 15-55/16-25 hrs; Gudur at 18-43/18-45 hrs; Ongole at 20-36/20-37 hrs; VIJAYAWADA at 22-55/23-05 hrs; Warangal at 01-53/01-55 hrs.(Thursday); Ramagundam at 03-18/03-19 hrs; Balharshah at 06-00/06-10 hrs; Nagpur at 10-20/10-30 hrs; Itarsi at 16-45/16-55 hrs; Narsinghpur at 19-25/19-30 hrs; Jabalpur at 21-30/21-40 hrs; Satna at 00-20/00-30 hrs.(Friday); depart at Manikpur at 02-10 hrs; arrive/depart at Cheoki at 03-40/03-45 hrs; depart at New West Cabin at 06-01 hrs; arrive/depart at Mughalsarai at 06-10/06-25 hrs; Buxar at 07-35/07-37 hrs; Ara at 08-40/08-42 hrs; and arrive/depart at 09-12/09-14 hrs.


The One Way Express Special will have total 22 Coaches, consisting ofOne AC 3-tier coach, One Second Class Sleeper coach, Eighteen General Second Class coaches &Two Second Class luggage-cum-brake vans.
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Running Status of Certain Trains at 04 pm on 30.12.2014

The Running Status of the following trains which are either terminating or passing through South Central Railway as o­n today ie., 30th December, 2014 at 04:00 pm is as follows  .

1)Tr. No. 12422 Amrisar-Nanded Express (left Amritsar o­n 29th December, 2014) is running late by 8 hrs 20 Mts.

2)Tr. No.12716 Amritsar-Nanded Express is running late by 11 hrs and 15 mts.

3)Tr. No. 12722 Hazrat Nizamuddin-Hyderabad Express (left Nizamuddin o­n 29.12.2014) is running late by 8 hrs.

4)Tr.No.12724 New Delhi-Hyderabad AP Express (left New Delhi o­n 29.12.2014) is running late by 14 hrs 37 mts.

5)Tr.No.12792 Patna-Secunderabad Express (left Patna o­n 29th Dec) is running late by 3hrs and 15 mts.

6)Tr. No.12862 Kazipet-Visakhapatnam Express is running late by 8 hrs 20 mts.

7)Tr. No. 12296 Patna-Bangalore Express (left Patna o­n 28th Dec.) is running late by 12 hrs 15 mts.

8)Tr. No. 12296 Patna-Bangalore Express (left Patna o­n 29th Dec.) is running late by 8 hrs.

9)Tr. No.12616 New Delhi-Chennai GT Express (left New Delhi o­n 28th Dec.) is running late by 19 hrs. 10 mts.

10)Tr. No. 12616 New Delhi Chennai GT Express (left New Delhi o­n 29th Dec) is running late by 14 hrs. 50 mts.

11)Tr. No. 12622 New Delhi – Chennai TN Express (left New Delhi o­n 28th Dec.) is running late by 10 hrs and 57 mts.

12)Tr. No. 12622 New Delhi – Chennai TN Express (left New Delhi o­n 29th Dec.) is running late by 11 hrs. 10 mts.

13)Tr. No. 12642 New Delhi-Kanniyakumari Express is running late by 4 hrs. 25 mts.

14)Tr. No. 12650 H. Nizamuddin – Yesvantpur Express is running late by 4 hrs. 25 mts.

15)Tr. No. 12688 Dehradun-Chennai Express is running late by 13 hrs.

16)Tr. No.14260 Varanasi-Rameshwaram Express is running late by 6 hrs.
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Run of Two Vaikuntha Ekadashi Special Trains between Yesvantpur – Gudur

 Train No. 06535 Yesvantpur – Gudur  special train will depart Yesvantpur at 02:30 pm o­n 31st December, 2014 (Wednesday) and arrive Gudur at 11:45 pm o­n the same day.

     In the return direction, Train No.06536 Gudur – Yesvantpur special train will depart Gudur at 11:30 am o­n 1st January, 2015 (Thursday) and arrive Yesvantpur at 09:45 pm o­n the same day.

Enroute, these special trains will also stop at Krishnarajapuram, Whitefield, Malur, Bangarapet, Kupam, Jollarpettai, Katpadi, Tirupathi and Renigunta stations in both the directions. These trains will have 18 coaches viz., o­ne AC II Tier, two AC III Tier, seven Sleeper Class, six General Second Class and two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake van Coaches.


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Four Premium Superfast Special Trains between Bangalore – Visakhapatnam via Vijayawada

Train No. 02653 Bangalore – Visakhapatnam Premium Superfast Special train will depart Bangalore o­n 9th and 16th January 2015 (Friday) at 03:40 pm and arrive Visakhapatnam at 09:30 am o­n the next day.

In the return direction, Train No. 02654 Visakhapatnam – Bangalore Premium Superfast Special train will depart Visakhapatnam o­n 10th and 17thJanuary 2015 (Saturday) at 04:45 pm and arrive Bangalore at 11:00 am o­n the next day.

      Enroute, these premium special trains will stop at Krishnarajapuram, Jollarpettai, Renigunta, Nellore, Vijayawada, Rajahmundry and Samalkot stations in both the directions. These trains will have 18 Coaches viz., two AC II Tier, four AC III Tier, 10 Sleeper and Second Class Luggage Cum Brake van Coaches.
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Special Train between Bangalore and Patna via., Vijayawada

Train No.02578 Bangalore - Patna Special Train will depart Bangalore at 10:00 am o­n 31stDecember, 2014 (Wednesday) and arrive / depart Vijayawada at 10:55/11:05 pm o­n the same day and arrive Patna at 10:00 am o­n the second day i.e., 2ndJan, 2015 (Friday).

Enroute, this train will also stop at Bangalore Cantt, Krishnarajapuram, Jolarpettai, Katpadi, Chennai Central, Gudur, o­ngole, Warangal, Ramagundam, Balharshah, Nagpur, Itarsi, Narsinghpur, Jabalpur, Satna, Cheoki, Mughalsarai, Buxar, Ara and Danapur stations.

This train will consist 22 coaches viz, o­ne AC III Tier, o­ne Sleeper Class, eighteen General Second Class and Two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake Van Coaches.

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Huzur Saheb Nanded-Sriganganagar Express Rescheduled

Train No.12485 Huzur Saheb Nanded - Sriganganagar Express, scheduled to depart Huzur Saheb Nanded Station at 11:00 am today i.e. o­n 29th December, 2014 (Monday) is re-scheduled to depart at 07:00 am tomorrow i.e on 30th December, 2014 (Tuesday)on account of late running of its pairing train, i.e. Train No.12486 Sriganganagar – Huzur Saheb Nanded Express by 22 hours.
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Monday, 29 December 2014

SCR to run 10 Sankranti Special Trains : -Two Premium Superfast Special Trains between Secunderabad – Visakhapatnam and Eight Special Trains between Secunderabad-Vijayawada

In order to clear extra rush of passengers during Sankranti festival two premium special trains are being run between Secunderabad –Visakhapatnam and eight special trains between Secunderabad – Vijayawada as per the following schedule:-
1. Secunderabad – Visakhapatnam – Secunderabad Premium AC Superfast Special Train (2 services):
Train No. 02204 Secunderabad – Visakhapatnam Premium AC Superfast Special train will depart Secunderabad on 9th January 2015 (Friday) at 11:00 pm and arrive Visakhapatnam at 09:45 am on the next day.
In the return direction, Train No. 02203 Visakhapatnam – Secunderabad Premium AC Superfast Special train will depart Visakhapatnam on 10th January 2015 (Saturday) at 09:10 pm and arrive Secunderabad at 07:00 am on the next day.
Enroute, these premium special trains will stop at Vijayawada, Rajahmundry, Samalkot and Anakapalle in both the directions. These trains will have 16 Coaches viz., three AC II Tier, eleven AC III Tier and two Power Car coaches.
Advance booking for these Premium trains can be done online through IRCTC Portal on internet and will commence at 8:00 am tomorrow i.e. 30th December, 2014.
2. Secunderabad – Vijayawada – Secunderabad Special Train via Nalgonda, Guntur (8 services):
Train No. 07208 Secunderabad-Vijayawada special train will depart Secunderabad at 11:15 pm on 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd January, 2015 (Fridays) and arrive Vijayawada at 05:45 am on the next day.
In the return direction, Train No.07207 Vijayawada-Secunderabad special train will depart Vijayawada at 11:00 pm o¬n 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd January, 2015 (Thursdays) and arrive Secunderabad at 05:40 am o¬n the next day.
Enroute, these special trains will also 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, six Sleeper Class, five General Second Class and two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake van Coaches.
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INCREASE IN FREQUENCY OF INDORE-PUNE EXPRESS (Vasai Road) FROM FOUR DAYS TO FIVE DAYS IN A WEEK

Accordingly, Train No. 19312 Indore-Pune Express which runs o­n Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday Ex Indore at present will now run o­n Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday  ( 5days) ) Ex Indore.

Similarly, Train No. 19311 Pune-Indore Express which runs o­n Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday Ex Pune at present will now run o­n Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday (5 days) Ex Pune.

            The booking for the days of increase in frequency of 19312 Indore – Pune Express will be as per advance reservation period of 01st March, 2015.

Consequent upon the increase in frequency of 19312/19311 Indore- Pune Express, timings of train no  11049 Ahmedabad – Kolhapur weekly Expess will be preponed by 30 minutes ex Ahmedabad at 19.25 hrs instead of 19.55 hrs. Hence train no 11049 Ahmedabad – Kolhapur Express now will arrive Vasai Road at 03.35 hrs and will depart at 03.40 hrs.
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TRAIN RESCHEDULED


T.No.12269 Chennai Central – Hazrat Nizamuddin Duronto (Bi-weekly) Express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 06.40 hrs. today (29.12.2014) is rescheduled to leave at 13.00 hrs. o­n 29.12.2014 due to late running of pairing train.
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Huzur Saheb Nanded-Sriganganagar Express Rescheduled Today i.e. on 29th December, 2014

Train No.12485 Huzur Saheb Nanded - Sriganganagar Express, scheduled to depart Huzur Saheb Nanded Station at 11:00 am today i.e. on 29th December, 2014 (Monday) is re-scheduled to depart at 07:00 am tomorrow i.e on 30th December, 2014 (Tuesday) on account of late running of its pairing train, i.e. Train No.12486 Sriganganagar – Huzur Saheb Nanded Express by 22 hours.
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G.T. EXPRESS RESCHEDULED

T.No.12615 Chennai Central – New Delhi Grand Trunk Express scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 19.15 hrs. today (28.12.2014) is rescheduled to leave at 04.00 hrs. o­n 29.12.2014 due to late running of pairing train.
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WR TO INTRODUCE NEW SUPERFAST WEEKLY EXPRESS TRAIN BETWEEN INDORE AND JAMMU TAWI


The Inaugural run of Indore-Jammu Tawi will be o­n Monday, 29thDecember, 2014 from Indore as Special train. The inaugural run of the train will be run as Train No.02941 Ex Indore o­n 29/12/2014 at 21.00 hrs. The regular run of Train No.22941 will commence from 05th January, 2015. Indore-Jammu Tawi Weekly Superfast Express (via Kota-Mathura) In its regular run Train No. 22941 Indore-Jammu Tawi Weekly Superfast Express will leave Indore o­n every Monday at 23.55 hrs w.e.f 05/01/2015 and will reach Jammu Tawi at 01.20 hrs o­n third day i.e Wednesday. Similarly, in return direction, Train No. 22942 Jammu Tawi – Indore Weekly Express will leave Jammu Tawi o­n every Wednesday at 05.00 hrs w.e.f 31/12/2014 and arrive Indore at 06.00 hrs the next day. The train will halt at Dewas, Ujjain, Nagda, Bhawani Mandi, Kota, Sawai Madhopur, Gangapur City, Mathura Jn., Delhi Safdarjang, Panipat, Ambala Cantt., Ludhiana, Jalandhar Cantt. and Pathankot stations in both the directions. The train will comprise of II AC Tier, IIIAC Tier, Sleeper class & II class general coaches. The booking of inaugural train No.02941 will be opened from Sunday, 28th December, 2014, while booking for regular run of 22941 will open from 29thDecember, 2014 at all Passenger Reservation counters.
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Sunday, 28 December 2014

EXTENSION OF Bi-WEEKLY SPECIAL TRAIN BETWEEN YESVANTPUR AND MIRAJ TILL 20.1.2015

Railways have decided to extend the run of Bi-weekly special train between Yesvantpur and Miraj to clear the extra rush of passengers as per details given below.

Train No.06517 Yesvantpur- Miraj Bi-weekly special will leave Yesvantpur at 20.40 hrs every Monday and Thursday till 19.1.2015 and will reach Miraj at 10.15 hrs next day.

Train No.06518 Miraj-Yesvantpur Bi-weekly special will leave Miraj at 16.45 hrs every Tuesday and Friday till 20.1.2015 and will reach Yesvantpur at 06.20 hrs next day.

HALTS:            Tumkur, Arsikere, Davangere, Hubli, Dharwar, Belgaum, Ghataprabha and Kudachi.

COMPOSITION: o­ne 1st AC cum AC-2 tier, o­ne AC-2 Tier, Four AC-3 Tier, 10 sleeper class, 2 General second class and 2 General Second class cum Guard’s break van.

RESERVATION: Bookings for Train No. 06518 open from 28.12.2014.
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2 PREMIUM SPECIALS BETWEEN MUMBAI AND MADGAON-Booking open through Internet Only

2 PREMIUM SPECIALS BETWEEN MUMBAI AND MADGAON
 
Railways have decided to run 2 Premium specials between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai and Madgaon to clear the extra rush of passengers during Winter Holidays. The details are as under -

Train No. 02001 Premium Special will leave Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus at 22.10 hrs o­n Monday 29.12.2014 (1 trip) and arrive Madgaon at 09.30 hrs next day.

Train No. 02002 Premium Special will leave Madgaon at 10.00 hrs o­n Thursday 1.1.2015 (1 trip) and arrive Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus at 22.30 hrs same day.

HALTS:Dadar, Panvel, Roha, Ratnagiri and Thivim

COMPOSITION: o­ne AC-2 Tier, Two AC-3 Tier and 7 Sleeper class.

RESERVATION: Bookings already open THROUGH INTERNET o­nLY.
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MEGA BLOCK o­n 28.12.2014

Central Railway will operate Mega Block o­n its suburban sections for carrying out maintenance work o­n 28.12.2014: -

MAIN LINE:
KALYAN-THANE UP FAST LINE FROM 11.10 AM TO 4.10 PM

UP fast services leaving Kalyan from 11.22 am to 4.10 pm be diverted o­n  UP slow line between Kalyan and Thane stations and will halt at all the stations, and will halt at Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar, Kurla, Dadar, and Byculla stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts, and arrive destination 20 minutes behind schedule.

DN fast line services leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus station from 10.08 am to 2.42 pm will halt at Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup and Mulund stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts and will arrive destination 15 minutes behind schedule.

SHORT TERMINATION / DEPARTURE OF TRAIN – Train No. 50104 UP Ratnagiri - Dadar Passenger will be terminated at Diva junction and Train no. 50103 DN Dadar - Ratnagiri Passenger will depart Ex Diva junction.

HARBOUR LINE:
GURU TEGH BAHADUR NAGAR–MANKHURD UP & DN HARBOUR LINES
FROM 11.00 AM TO 3.00 PM

Dn Harbour line services to Panvel/Belapur/Vashi leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus from 10.23 am to 3.37 pm and Up Harbour line services for Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus leaving Panvel/Belapur/Vashi  from 10.08 am to 3.04 pm will remain suspended.

However special local trains will run o­n Mankhurd-Panvel section during the block period. Harbour line passengers are also permitted to travel via Trans-Harbour/Main line from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.
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WR TO INTRODUCE NEW SUPERFAST WEEKLY EXPRESS TRAIN BETWEEN INDORE AND JAMMU TAWI

Western Railway is going to introduce new Superfast Weekly Express train Superfast weekly express between Indore and Jammu Tawi via Ujjain-Nagda-Kota-Mathura Jn. This train will benefit the passengers of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir.
The Inaugural run of Indore-Jammu Tawi will be o­n Monday, 29thDecember, 2014 from Indore as Special train. The inaugural run of the train will be run as Train No.02941 Ex Indore o­n 29/12/2014 at 21.00 hrs. The regular run of Train No.22941 will commence from 05th January, 2015.
Indore-Jammu Tawi Weekly Superfast Express (via Kota-Mathura)
In its regular run Train No. 22941 Indore-Jammu Tawi Weekly Superfast Express will leave Indore o­n every Monday at 23.55 hrs w.e.f 05/01/2015 and will reach Jammu Tawi at 01.20 hrs o­n third day i.e Wednesday.
Similarly, in return direction, Train No. 22942 Jammu Tawi – Indore Weekly Express will leave Jammu Tawi o­n every Wednesday at 05.00 hrs w.e.f 31/12/2014 and arrive Indore at 06.00 hrs the next day.
The train will halt at Dewas, Ujjain, Nagda, Bhawani Mandi, Kota, Sawai Madhopur, Gangapur City, Mathura Jn., Delhi Safdarjang, Panipat, Ambala Cantt., Ludhiana, Jalandhar Cantt. and Pathankot stations in both the directions.
The train will comprise of II AC Tier, IIIAC Tier, Sleeper class & II class general coaches.
The booking of inaugural train No.02941 will be opened from Sunday, 28th December, 2014, while booking for regular run of 22941 will open from 29thDecember, 2014 at all Passenger Reservation counters.

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Saturday, 27 December 2014

RESCHEDULING OF TRAIN SERVICES

1)     T.No.12615 Chennai Central – New Delhi Grand Trunk Express scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 19.15 hrs. today (27.12.2014) is rescheduled to leave at 08.00 hrs. o­n 28.12.2014 due to late running of pairing train.





 2)        T.No.12621 Chennai Central – New Delhi Tamil Nadu Express scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 22.00 hrs. today (27.12.2014) is rescheduled to leave at 04.00 hrs. o­n 28.12.2014  due to late running of pairing train.
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TAKE A PREMIUM SPECIAL TRAIN TO BEAT YOUR TRAVEL WOES

South Western Railway is running Special Premium trains o­n popular routes especially designed for passengers willing to pay premium fares. For more details visit IRCTC website – www.irctc.co.in
PREMIUM SPECIALS PROGRAMME - SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY
Train
No.
From
To
Journey Dates
00852
Bangalore Cantt.
Bhubaneswar
26/12/2014, 29/12/2014, 02/01/2015, 05/01/2015, 09/01/2015, 12/01/2015, 16/01/2015, 19/01/2015, 23/01/2015, 26/01/2015, 30/01/2015, 02/02/2015, 06/02/2015, 09/02/2015, 13/02/2015, 16/02/2015, 20/02/2015, 23/02/2015, 27/02/2015, 02/03/2015, 06/03/2015, 09/03/2015, 13/03/2015, 16/03/2015, 20/03/2015, 23/03/2015, 27/03/2015, 30/03/2015.
00851
Bhubaneswar
Bangalore Cant.
27/12/2014. 31/12/2014, 03/01/2015, 07/01/2015, 10/01/2015, 14/01/2015, 17/01/2015, 21/01/2015, 24/01/2015, 28/01/2015, 31/01/2015, 04/02/2015, 07/02/2015, 11/02/2015, 14/02/2015, 18/02/2015, 21/02/2015, 25/02/2015, 28/02/2015, 04/03/2015, 07/03/2015, 11/03/2015, 14/03/2015, 18/03/2015, 21/03/2015, 25/03/2015, 28/03/2015.
02864
Yesvantpur
Howrah
31/12/2014, 07/01/2015, 14/01/2015
21/01/2015, 28/01/2015
02863
Howrah
Yesvantpur
29/12/2014, 05/01/2015, 12/01/2015, 19/01/2015, 26/01/2015
02657
Bangalore Cantt.
Thiruvananthapuram Central
12/01/2015
02662
Thiruvananthapuram Central
Bangalore Cantt.
13/01/2015
02510
Kamakhya
Bangalore Cantt.
30/12/2014, 06/01/2015, 13/01/2015, 20/01/2015
02509
Bangalore Cantt.
Kamakhya
26/12/2014, 02/01/2015, 09/01/2015, 16/01/2015, 23/01/2015
02655
Bangalore
Kacheguda
27/12/2014, 29/12/2014, 31/12/2014, 02/01/2015, 04/01/2015.
02656
Kacheguda
Bangalore
26/12/2014, 28/12/2014, 30/12/2014, 01/01/2015, 03/01/2015, 05/01/2015.
02653
Bangalore
Vishakhapatnam
09/01/2015, 16/01/2015
02654
Vishakhapatnam
Bangalore
10/01/2015, 17/01/2015


For further details visit www.irctc.co.in 
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HOWRAH-BARBIL JANSHATABDI EXPRESS TO STOP AT SINI

For convenience of passengers, South Eastern Railway has decided to provide a stoppage of 12021/12022 Howrah-Barbil Janshatabdi Express at Sini w.e.f. 1stJanuary, 2015. 12021 Howrah- Barbil Janshatabdi Express will depart Sini at 10.27 hrs and in the return direction, 12022 Barbil-Howrah Janshatabdi Express will depart Sini at 16.17 hrs.
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Friday, 26 December 2014

FULLY UNRESEVED SPECIAL TRAINS

The following Jan Sadharan fully unreserved special trains will be run to clear the extra rush of traffic.






1. Special train from Chennai Central to Jammu Tawi Jan Sadharan Express: (Unreserved).




Train No.06221 Chennai Central – Jammu Tawi Jan Sadharan special train will leave Chennai Central at 23.55 hrs. o­n 28.12.2014 (Sunday) and reach Jammu Tawi at 05.00 hrs. o­n 31.12.2014 (Wednesday).




The composition of the train will be 1 sleeper class, 20 general second class and 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches.




The train will stop at Sulurpetta, Nayudupetta, Gudur, Nellore, o­ngole, Chirala, Tenali, Vijayawada, Khammam, Warangal, Ramagundam, Manchiryal, Sirpurkagaznagar, Ballarshah, Chandrapur, Shewagram, Nagpur, Amla, Betul, Itarsi, Habibganj, Bhopal, Bine, Jhansi, Guwaliar, Agra, Mathura, New Delhi, Sonipat, Panipat, Kurukshetra, Ambala Cantonment, Ludhiana Jn. Jalanthur and Chakkibank.






2. Special train from Ernakulam Jn. to Howrah Jan Sadharan Express: (Via. Chennai Central) (Unreserved).




Train No.06723 Ernakulam Jn.– Howrah Jan Sadharan special train will leave Ernakulam Jn. at 23.00 hrs. o­n 28.12.2014 (Sunday) leave Chennai Central at 12.25 hrs. o­n 29.12.2014 (Monday) and reach Howrah at 20.15 hrs. o­n 30.12.2014 (Tuesday).




The composition of the train will be 1 sleeper class, 18 general second class and2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches.




The train will stop at Aluva, Thrissur, Palghat, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Erode, Salem, Jolarpettai, Katpadi, Arakkonam, Chennai Central, Sulurpetta, Nayudupetta, Gudur, Nellore, o­ngole, Chirala, Tenali, Vijayawada, Eluru, Tadipalligudam, Nidadavolu Jn. Rajamundry, Samalkot Jn. Tuni, Anakapalli, Duvvada, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam Road, Palasa, Brahmapur, Kurdha Road, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Jajpurkeonjhar Road, Bhadrak, Balasore and Kharagur.
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RESCHEDULING OF TRAIN SERVICES

1)     T.No.12615 Chennai Central – New Delhi Grand Trunk Express scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 19.15 hrs. today (26.12.2014) is rescheduled to leave at 08.00 hrs. o­n 27.12.2014 due to late running of pairing train.





 2)        T.No.12621 Chennai Central – New Delhi Tamil Nadu Express scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 22.00 hrs. today (26.12.2014) is rescheduled to leave at 06.00 hrs. o­n 27.12.2014  due to late running of pairing train.
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SUGGESTION REGARDING RAILWAY BUDGET 2015-16 Indian Railways Life Line To The Nation.

SUGGESTION REGARDING RAILWAY BUDGET 2015-16      Indian Railways Life Line To The Nation.
http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploadDoc.jsp
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Hazur Sahib Nanded - Amritsar Sachkhand Express Cancelled on 26th December, 2014

Train No. 12715 Hazur Sahib Nanded – Amritsar Sachkhand Express scheduled to depart H S Nanded at 09:30 am on 26th December, 2014 (Monday) is cancelled on account late running of its pairing train due to foggy weather condition in North India.
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RAJDHANI EXPRESS RESCHEDULED

T.No. 12433 Chennai Central – Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 06.10 hrs. o­n 26.12.2014  is rescheduled to leave Chennai Central at 12.00 hrs. o­n 26.12.2014 due to late running of pairing train.
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G.T. EXPRESS RESCHEDULED

T.No.12615 Chennai Central – New Delhi Grand Trunk Express scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 19.15 hrs. today (25.12.2014) is rescheduled to leave at 22.30 hrs. o­n 25.12.2014 due to late running of pairing train.
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Thursday, 25 December 2014

Delhi Metro's Jahangirpuri–Samaypur Badli corridor to be extended soon

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation will start work on extending the Jahangirpuri to Samaypur Badli corridor and the Badarpur to Faridabad stretch in early 2015, Managing Director Mangu Singh said on Wednesday. Further, the work on the ‘heritage corridor’ from Kashmere Gate to ITO will be completed by December 2015, he added.
“In the first part of 2015, Badli extension and Faridabad extension will surely be launched and towards December, Kashmere Gate to ITO work will almost be completed,” said Mr. Singh on the sidelines of function to celebrate 12 years of Delhi Metro’s operations.
Last month, Mr. Singh wrote to Delhi Chief Secretary D.M. Spolia over land acquisition issues in Phase-III construction and said that work was stuck in a few “critical” areas such as Trilokpuri, Punjabi Bagh and Naraina. “Work cannot progress as long as those are not cleared. But progress is satisfactory at many areas,” the DMRC MD said.
Stating that he hoped that the Detailed Project Report for Phase-IV will soon be sanctioned by the government, he said: “We have prepared the Phase-IV DPR and we want that to be sanctioned and its funding tie-up to be completed so that we can take up Phase-IV work by the time we finish Phase-III work as part of the Urban Development Ministry's plan to decongest Delhi.”
Meanwhile, official data released by the Delhi Metro has shown a steady rise in monthly total ridership of the Airport Express line which saw a peak to 5.17 lakh commuters in August 2014 from 3.9 lakh in June this year. Last month, 5,38,293 commuters used the Airport Line with average daily ridership at 17,943.
Ridership across all of the Delhi Metro’s network has also seen an increase compared to 2013 in the January to November time period.
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Wednesday, 24 December 2014

9340 Berths Generated by Attaching Additional Coaches

In order to clear waitlisted passengers and extra rush of passengers, South Central Railway will temporarily augment the following Trains with additional AC II Tier /AC III Tier / AC Chair Car / Sleeper Class Coaches as detailed below:-

1.Train No. 22204 Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam Tri-weekly Duronto Express will be augmented with o­ne AC II Tier Coach up to 31st Dec. 2014. In the return direction, (Train No. 22203)  up to 1st  Jan. 2015.

2. Train No. 17415 Tirupati-Kolhapur Haripriya Express (Daily) will be augmented with o­ne Sleeper Class Coach (up to Hubli) up to  31st  December, 2014. In the return direction, (Train No. 17416)   up to  3rdJanuary, 2014.

3. Tr. No. 12735 Secunderrabad-Yesvantpur Garibrath (Tri-weekly) Express will be augmented with o­ne AC III Tier Coach up to 30th   December, 2014. In the return direction (Tr. No. 12736) up to 31st  December, 2014.

4.Tr. No.12747 Guntur-Vikarabad Guntur Palnadu Express (Daily) will be augmented with o­ne additional AC Chair Car up  to 31st  December, 2014. In the return direction, (Tr. No. 12748) up to 31st December, 2014.

5. Train No. 17618 Nanded-Mumbai CST Tapovan Express (Daily) will be augmented with o­ne AC Chair Car Coach up to 31stDecember, 2014. In the return direction, Tr. (No.17617)  up to 1st Jan. 2014.

6.Train No. 17688 Dharmabad-Manmad Express (Daily) will be augmented with o­ne AC Chair Car Coach up to 31stDecember, 2014. In the return direction (Tr.No.17687)  up to 31st December, 2014.



These additional coach services will generate 9340 berths in AC II Tier / AC III Tier / AC Chair Car / Sleeper Class Coaches.
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SCR to Run Two Premium Superfast Special Trains between Secunderabad – Chennai to clear extra rush

Train No. 02760 Secunderabad – Chennai Premium Superfast Special Train will depart Secunderabad o­n 28th December 2014 at 11:10 pm and arrive Chennai at 11:15 am o­n the next day.
In the return direction, Train No. 02759 Chennai - Secunderabad Premium Superfast Special Train will depart Chennai at 08:00 pm o­n 29th December, 2014 and  arrive Secunderabad at 09:30 am o­n the next day.
Enroute, this special train will stop at Vijayawada and Nellore in both the directions. The Train will comprise of o­ne AC II tier, o­ne AC III tier, eight Sleeper class and two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake van Coaches, totaling to Twelve coaches.
Advance booking for these Premium trains have commenced and the same can be done through IRCTC Portal o­n internet.
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New Bi-Weekly Express Train Between Mysore and Varanasi to be Introduced

As announced in the Railway Budget 2014-2015, a new train i.e., Train No. 16229 / 16230 Mysore – Varanasi Bi-weekly express (via., Guntakal, Gulbarga) will be introduced with effect from 25th December, 2014 Ex. Mysore and from 27thDecember, 2014 Ex. Varanasi. The schedule is as detailed below:-
 Train No.16229 Mysore – Varanasi Bi-weekly Express will depart Mysore at 07:20 am every Tuesday & Thursday and arrive Varanasi at 11:50 am o­n the second day.
 In the return direction, Train No.16230 Varanasi – Mysore Bi-weekly Express will depart Varanasi at 09:05 pm every Thursday & Saturday and arrive Mysore at 03:00 am o­n the third day.
 Enroute, these trains will stop at Mandya, Kenegeri, Bangalore City, Yesvantpur, Tumkur, Arsikere, Kadur, Bellary, Guntakal, Adoni, Manthralayam Road, Raichur, Krishna, Yadgir, Wadi, Gulbarga, Solapur, Daund, Ahmednagar, Kopargaon, Manmad, Bhusaval, Khandwa, Itarsi, Pipariya, Narsinghpur, Jabalpur, Katni, Maihar, Satna, Cheoki and Mirzapur stations in both the directions.

  These trains will consist of 16 Coaches viz., o­ne AC II Tier, o­ne AC III tier, six Sleeper Class, six General Second Class and two General Second Class Luggage cum Brake van Coaches.
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HOWRAH-PURI SHATABDI EXPRESS TO RUN WITH PASSENGER FRIENDLY LHB COACHES

To provide better facility and more comfortable journey to the esteemed passengers it has been decided to run 12278/12277 Puri-Howrah-Puri Shatabdi Express with Linke Hofmann Busch(LHB) coaches instead of conventional coaches with effect from 25th December 2014.LHB coaches have the advantages of being more spacious, safer and comfortable with augmented passenger amenities and wider windows.The train has 10 AC Chair Cars, 1 Executive Chair Car and 2 Guard-cum-Generator Van in its composition.Timings and stoppages of this train between Puri and Howrah will remain unchanged.
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RESCHEDULING OF TRAIN SERVICES Chennai Central – New Delhi

1)     T.No.12615 Chennai Central – New Delhi Grand Trunk Express scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 19.15 hrs. today (24.12.2014) is rescheduled to leave at 04.00 hrs. o­n 25.12.2014 due to late running of pairing train.





 2)        T.No.12621 Chennai Central – New Delhi Tamil Nadu Express scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 22.00 hrs. today (24.12.2014) is rescheduled to leave at 03.00 hrs. o­n 25.12.2014  due to late running of pairing train.
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Jan Sadharan Special Train between Bangalore Cantonment to Villupuram via Chennai Egmore

The following Jan Sadharan special  ( Unreserved )trains will be run to clear the extra rush  during   Pilgrims proceeding to Melmaruvathur.

Jan Sadharan specialspecial trains between Bangalore Cantonment – Villupuram via Chennai Egmore.


            Train No.06533 Bangalore Cantonment – Villupuram Jan Sadharan special train will leave Bangalore Cantonment at 20.50 hrs. o­n 27.12.2014 & 02.01.2015  and reach – Villupuram at 08.40 hrs. the next day.

            Train No.06534 Villupuram – Bangalore Cantonment ,Jan Sadharan special train will leave Villupuram at 15.45 hrs. o­n 28.12.2014 & 03.01.2015 and reach Bangalore Cantonment at 03.30 hrs. the next day.

            The composition of the trains will be  16 Sleeper Class and 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches.

         

            The  trains  will  stop  at  Krishnarajapuram,  Bangarpet, Jolarpettai, Katpadi,

Arakkonam,Perambur,Chennai Egmore,Tambaram,Chengalpattu & Melmaruvathur.

                      
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SECUNDRABAD-CHENNAI CENTRAL PREMIUM /SUPERFAST SPECIAL TRAINS

SECUNDRABAD-CHENNAI CENTRAL PREMIUM /SUPERFAST SPECIAL TRAINS


PREMIUM superfast special trains between Secundrabad – Chennai Central

            Train No.02760 Secundrabad – Chennai Central PREMIUM superfast special train will leave Secundrabad at 23.10 hrs. o­n 28.12.2014 and reach Chennai Central at 11.15 hrs. the next day.

            Train No.02759 Chennai Central – Secundrabad   superfast special train will leave Chennai Central 20.00.hrs o­n 29.12.2014 and reach Secundrabad  at  09.30 hrs next day.

            The composition of the trains will be 1AC 2-tier, 1 AC 3-tier, 8 Sleeper Class and 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches.

         

            The train no 02760 will stop at  Vijayawada & Nellore.

            The train no 02759 will stop at  Sulurpetta,Nayudupetta,Gudur,Nellore,Ongole

Chirala,Tenali,Vijayawada,Khammam & Warangal.

            Advance Reservations will commence  for train no  02759  on 25.12.2014.

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PURI-SANTRAGACHI WEEKLY SPECIAL TO CONTINUE UPTO JANUARY 2015

Keeping in view the extra rush of passengers during winter, Puri-Santragachi-Puri Weekly Special will continue to run for another o­ne month upto 31st January, 2015.

08401 Puri-Santragachi Weekly Special leaving Puri at 21:25 hours every Friday during the period from 2nd Januaryto 30th January 2015 will arrive Santragachi, the next day at 06:30 hours. In the return direction, 08402 Santragchi-Puri Weekly Special departing Santragachi every Saturday during the period from 3rd January to 31st January 2015 at 19:00 hours will reach Puri, the next day at 04:00 hours.

The Weekly Special Train consisting of 17 coaches (AC 2 Tier-1, AC 3 Tier-1, Sleeper Class-9, General 2nd Class-4 and Luggage Van-2) will have stoppages at Kharagpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur Keonjhar Road, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Khurda Road between Santragachi and Puri.
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SUNDAY PATTERN OF SUBURBAN TRAIN SERVICES & PRS CENTRES ON THE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

In view of holiday o­n the day of Christmas on 25.12.2014, (Thursday)  sunday pattern of suburban train services will be maintained in Chennai Beach – Chengalpattu & Chennai Beach – Velachery sections o­n these days.

             

            Moreover, the ladies special services running in Arakkonam – Chennai Beach – Arakkonam section will not run o­n 25.12.2014.


SUNDAY PATTERN OF WORKING FOR PRS CENTRES
ON THE DAY OFCHRISTMAS  FESTIVAL
The Computerised Passenger Reservation Centres in Chennai Division of Southern Railway will function for o­nly o­ne shift, similar to Sunday pattern of working (08.00 hrs. to 14.00 hrs), o­n 25.12.2014, Thursday, o­n account of Christmas festival.
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RESCHEDULE OF KANNIYAKUMARI-NIZAMUDDIN Via CHENNAI EGMORE TRAIN SERVICE

Train No 12641 Kanniyakumari- Nizamuddin, Thirukkural Express via (Chennai Egmore) schedule  to leave Kanniyakumari at 19.15 hrs. o­n 24.12.2014 is  Rescheduled to  leave  Kanniyakumari at 03.00 hrs o­n 25.12.2014 due to late running of pairing train .
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Special Class Railway Apprentices’ Examination, 2015

The Union Public Service Commission will be conducting the Special Class Railway Apprentices’ Examination, 2015 on 18.01.2015 at various centres all over India as per notification. The e-Admit Cards have been made available on the Commission’s website click here Candidates are advised to download and check their e-admit cards carefully and bring discrepancy, if any, to the notice of the Commission immediately. Rejection letters citing the ground(s) for rejection have been issued through e-mails and also put on the Union Public Service Commission’s website click here In case any difficulty is faced by the candidates in downloading their e-admit cards, they may contact the UPSC Facilitation Counter on Telephone Nos. 011-23385271, 011-23381125 and 011-23098543 on any working day between 10.00 AM and 5.00 PM. The candidates can also send Fax message on Fax No. 011-23387310. No Admit Card will be sent by post.

In case the photograph is not printed clear on the e-admit cards, candidates are advised to carry three (3) photographs (one identical photograph for each session) along with proof of identity such as Identity Card or Voter Identity Card or Passport or Driving License and printout of e-admit card at the venue of the Examination.

http://www.upsc.gov.in./

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MOBILE PHONES BANNED

THE CANDIDATES BRINGING MOBILE PHONES WITH THEM WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ENTRY IN THE EXAMINATION PREMISES.
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Railway Minister Inaugurates Musical Fountain, Toy Train and Renovated Exhibits at National Railway Museum

Minister Releases a Book on Indian Railways, Titled ‘More Miles…More Smiles’
A Documentary Film ‘Imprint of Indian Railways Over Indian Cinema’ Inaugurated
The Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated the Musical Fountain, Toy Train and Renovated Exhibits at National Railway Museum in New Delhi today. Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu released this book titled “Indian Railways – More Miles...More Smiles” edited by retired Indian railway official Shri J L Singh and published by the Indian Railways. This book would bring to the reader the multiple dimensions of the Indian Railways. Also on the occasion, the Railway Minister inaugurated a documentary film “Imprint of Indian Railways over Indian Cinema. The film depicts the 100 years old association of Indian Railways & the Indian cinema is more than 100 years old. Cinema is also depicting the advancement of Indian Railways as brought out by the documentary film.
Speaking on the occasion, the Railway Minister said that it is continuous endeavour of National Rail Museum to preserve and display very rare historic exhibits, some of them are 150 years old. He emphasised the need for having a section at the museum which also display the futuristic vision of Indian Railways. He said that Museums are custodian of historical knowledge. There are museums of different kinds in the world but National Railway Museum in Delhi is unique perhaps in the entire world. It is a good place for learning about Railways and to develop appreciation for railway activities. The Railway Minister also directed to create a new pavilion in a National Rail Museum for focusing on futuristic vision of Indian Railways. Referring to the Coffee Table Book released on this occasion, written by a retired Railway official, the Railway Minister complimented the railway enthusiasts who contributed for this beautiful compilation which has captured interesting moments of life in railways. He said a time has come when we have to consider new and innovative ideas for the growth of Indian Railways after learning lessons from our past and identifying challenges. It is necessary to have a vision for future and then prepare an Action Plan implement and the Indian Railways is presently actively engaged in this process.
The Railway Minister pointed out that Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has identified railway sector as means of renaissance and an instrument for country’s economic development. Referring to the connectivity across the nation, the Minister outlined that Indian Railways is working hard to provide connectivity to the North eastern states and to Jammu and Kashmir so that the people living there can have better connectivity with the rest of the nation.
Shri Prabhakar said that though he is the Head of the Railway family, but every member of the family have to collectively work to achieve desired objectives and take Indian Railways forward. On this occasion Dr. Harshvardhan Union Minister of Science and Technology said that his Ministry of Science and Technology and Indian Railways can do partnership in modernizing Railways. He said that very soon experts of two ministries will meet to finalise the areas of mutual cooperation. He said that we must welcome suggestions and innovative ideas for making Indian Railways as world class. Ms. Meenakshi Lekhi, MP also spoke on the occasion.
Also present on the occasion among others were Chairman, Railway Board, Shri Arunendra Kumar and Member Staff, Railway Board, Shri A.K.Mital. Director, NRM, Shri U.S.Mina conducted the proceedings.
About 65 per cent of the exhibits have been restored within a short time of 10 to11 months. National Rail Museum has added one more attractions for the visitors by introducing 1:8 scale toy train, chugging on miniature track of about half a km length. This is first of its kind in India. Other attractions for the visitors will be the musical fountain. To enhance the experience of the visitors, a new pathway has been laid in throughout in the museum. Signages and landscaping has been done in sync with the restored exhibits. The good work has been put up by the NRM in association with the RITES (Rail India Technical and Economic Service) Ltd., a public sector undertaking of the Ministry of Railways and Northern Railway, especially Delhi divisions. Various challenges are being faced by NRM in dealing with Geographical constraints and more innovative things will be introduced in future for public.
The 37 years old National Rail Museum is located in over 10 acres of land & has both indoor and outdoor exhibits. In all there are 91 outdoor exhibits, some of them are about 150 years old. Museum boasts of having Steam Engines of the various gauges, fireless Steam Engine, mono rail train, working Fire Engine of Nizam (Morris Fire Engine), various saloon, belonging to erstwhile rulers & British Viceroys, coaches & Wagons plying on different gauges for transporting public, animals, self-propelled Rail cars, Break down Cranes, Military Vans etc. All these individual exhibits have a story to be told.
This museum has become one of the prime spot for the visitors. The peak Footfall per day registered is as high as 5500 and average Footfall is 1700-1800 visitors. Also during special events organised by NRM the footfall had been registered as high as 10,000 per day. However as time passes by, it’s become extremely difficult to protect these priceless exhibits due to the natural process of decaying and due to extreme weather conditions such as scorching heat, continuous rain, chilling cold. Above all ageing has done a considerable damage to the exhibits.
National Rail Museum, has taken a big initiative by involving 30 workshops across the country to restore these life size exhibits. With the help of research workers, volunteers, rail enthusiasts an exhaustive work plan was drawn in start of the year 2014. Numerous skilful workers, supervisors of the Railway workshops contributed their finest effort to reverse the damage further.
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Hyderabad-New Delhi AP Express Rescheduled on 23rd December, 2014

Train No.12723 Hyderabad-New Delhi AP Express, scheduled to depart Hyderabad Station at 06:25 am tomorrow i.e. o­n 23nd December, 2014 (Tuesday)  is re-scheduled to depart at 05:30 pm on the same dayon account of late running of  its pairing train.
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SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY INTRODUCES BI-WEEKLY EXPRESS TRAINS BETWEEN MYSORE-VARANASI-MYSORE

There was persistent demand from Public for introduction of direct Express Train from Mysore to Varanasi and back via Bangalore City, Yesvantpur, Bellary, Guntakal, Raichur, Gulbarga, Solapur, Kopangaon, Manmad, Bhusaval, Jabalpur, etc. Considering the long pending demand, the Bi-Weekly Express Train was announced in the Railway Budget 2014-15.
The aspirations oflocal Public will be fulfilled by introducing Train Nos. 16229/16230 Mysore-Varanasi-Mysore Bi-Weekly Express on the Day ofChristmas. The train will be flagged off by Shri Pratap Simha, Hon’ble Member of Parliament(Mysore-Kodugu) and Shri Vasu, Hon’ble Member of Legislative Assembly(Chamaraj) in the presence ofother Public representatives and dignitaries to be held in the morning at 07-20 a.m. on Thursday, the 25th December, 2014, at MYSORE RAILWAY STATION.Shri Rajkumar Lal, Divisional Railway Manager, Mysore Division and other Senior railway officials & staff will be present on the occasion.
Regular service Timings, stoppages and other details are as follows :--
Train No. 16229 MYSORE-VARANASI BI-WEEKLYEXPRESSwill depart at MYSORE Station at 07-20 hrs., on Tuesdays&Thursdays, with effectfrom 15th December, 2014and arrive at VARANASI at11-50 hrs., on Thursdays & Saturdays.

En route, the Bi-Weekly Express will arrive/depart at Mandya at 07-59/08-00 hrs; Kengeri at 09-14/09-15 hrs; at BANGALORE CITY at 09-55/10-00 hrs; YESVANTPUR at 10-20/10-22 hrs; Tumkur at 11-28/11-30 hrs; Arsikere at 13-10/13-15 hrs; Kadur at 13-48/13-50 hrs; Bellary at 17-58/18-00 hrs; GUNTAKAL Jn. at 19-15/19-30 hrs; Adoni at 20-13/20-15 hrs; Manthralayam Road at 20-50/20-52 hrs; Raichur at 21-13/21-15 hrs; Krishna at 21-33/21-35 hrs; Yadgir at 22-08/22-10 hrs;Wadi at 00-15/00-20 hrs; Gulbarga at 00-57/01-00 hrs; Solapur at 03-00/03-10 hrs; Daund at 06-26/06-35 hrs; Ahmednagar at 08-47/08-50 hrs; Kopargaon at 10-58/11-00 hrs;MANMAD Jn. at 12-30/12-35 hrs; Bhusaval at 15-10/15-20 hrs; Khandwa at 18-10/18-15 hrs; Itarsi at 21-20/21-30 hrs; Pipariya at 22-33/22-35 hrs; Narsinghpur at 01-20/01-30 hrs; Jabalpur at 01-20/01-30 hrs; Katni at 02-37/02-42 hrs; Maihar at 03-32/03-34 hrs; Satna at 04-05/04-15 hrs; Cheoki at 08-10/08-12 hrs; and arrive/depart at Mirzapur at 09-11/09-13 hrs.

In the return direction,Train No. 16230VARANASI-MYSOREBI-WEEKLY EXPRESS will depart at VARANASI at 21-05 hrs. on Thursdays & Saturdays, with effect from27thDecember, 2014 and arrive at MYSORE at 03-00 hrs., on Sundays & Tuesdays.

En route, the Bi-Weekly Express will arrive/departat Mirzapur at 22-46/22-48 hrs;Cheoki at 00-28/00-30 hrs; Satna at 03-10/03-20 hrs; Maihar at 03-44/03-46 hrs; Katni at 04-35/04-40 hrs;Jabalpur at 06-00/06-10 hrs; Narsinghpur at 07-30/07-32 hrs; Pipariya at 08-42/08-44 hrs; Itarsi at 09-50/10-00 hrs; Khandwa at 13-40/13-45 hrs; Bhusaval at 15-20/15-30 hrs; MANMAD Jn. at 18-00/18-05 hrs; Kopargaon at 19-48/19-50 hrs; Ahmednagar at 22-27/22-30 hrs; Daund at 00-10/00-20 hrs; Solapur at 04-15/04-25 hrs; Gulbarga at 07-27/07-30 hrs; Wadi at 08-15/08-25 hrs; Yadgir at 08-53/08-55 hrs; Krishna at 09-23/09-25 hrs; Raichur at 09-55/09-57 hrs; Manthralayam Road at 10-18/10-20 hrs; Adoni at 10-53/10-55 hrs; GUNTAKAL Jn. at 11-55/12-10 hrs; Bellary at 14-13/14-15 hrs; Kadur at 19-48/19-50 hrs; Arsikere at 20-45/20-50 hrs; Tumkur at 22-28/22-30 hrs; YESVANTPUR at 23-43/23-45 hrs; at BANGALORE CITYat 00-10/00-15 hrs.; Kengeri at 00-32/00-33 hrs; and arrive/depart at Mandya at 01-28/01-30 hrs.

The Bi-Weekly Express will havetotal 16 Coaches, consisting ofOne AC 2-tier coach, One AC 3-tier coach,Six Second Class Sleeper coaches, Six General Second Class coaches and Two Second Class luggage-cum-brake vans-cum- Disabled coaches.
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PERMANENT AUGMENTATION OF 3 CR TRAINS BY AC COACH

PERMANENT AUGMENTATION OF CR TRAINS BY AC COACH
Central Railway will augment following express trains by o­ne additional AC-3 tier / AC-2 tier coach o­n permanent basis with effect from the date mentioned, for the benefit of passengers. The details are as under-
12171 / 12172 Lomanya Tilak Terminus - Haridwar Jn AC Superfast Express will be augmented by o­ne AC-3 tier with effect from 29.12.2014 Ex LokmanyaTilak terminus and with effect from 30.12.2014 Ex Haridwar Jn.
12167 / 12168 Lomanya Tilak Terminus - Varanasi Jn Superfast Express will be augmented by o­ne AC-2 tier with effect from 30.12.2014 Ex LokmanyaTilak terminus and with effect from 31.12.2014 Ex Varanasi Jn.
12136 / 12135 Nagpur - Pune Express will be augmented by o­ne AC-3 tier with effect from 3.1.2015 Ex Nagpur and with effect from 4.1.2015 Ex Pune Jn.
Wait listed Passengers of above trains are requested to please note the augmentation and check their reservation status before commencement of journey. 
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EXTENSION OF PUNE - HABIBGANJ & PUNE - JABALPUR SUPERFAST SPECIAL TRAINS-BOOKINGS OPEN FROM 24.12.2014

EXTENSION OF PUNE - HABIBGANJ & PUNE - JABALPUR
SUPERFAST SPECIAL TRAINS

Central Railway has decided to EXTEND the run of following Superfast Special trains o­n the existing days, stoppages and timings to clear the extra rush of Passengers. The details are as under:

A) PUNE-HABIBGANJ-PUNE WEEKLY SUPERFAST SPECIAL (22)
01651 Weekly Superfast special leaving Pune at 2.15 pm o­n every Tuesday extended upto 13.1.2015 (2 trips) and will reach Habibganj at 5.30 am next day.
01652 Weekly Superfast special leaving Habibganj at 5.25 pm o­n every Saturday extended upto 10.1.2015 (2 trips) and will reach Pune at 9.20 am next day.
HALTS: Daund, Ahmednagar, Kopargaon, Manmad, Bhusaval, Khandwa, Harda and Itarsi
B) PUNE-JABALPUR-PUNE WEEKLY SUPERFAST SPECIAL (22)
01655 Weekly Superfast special leaving Pune at 11.15 am o­n every Sunday extended upto 11.1.2015 (2 trips) and will reach Jabalpur at 6.00 am next day.
01656 Weekly Superfast special leaving Jabalpur at 4.55 pm o­n every Monday extended upto 12.1.2015 (2 trips) and will reach Pune at 11.05 am next day.
HALTS: Daund, Ahmednagar, Kopargaon, Manmad, Bhusaval, Khandwa, Harda, Itarsi, Pipariya and Narsinghpur
COMPOSITION OF BOTH THE SPECIALS: Two AC 3-Tier, o­ne AC 2-Tier cum AC 3-Tier, Eight Sleeper class, 4 General second class and 2 General second class cum guard's brake vans.
RESERVATION: Bookings for extended specials of 01651 & 01655 will open from 24.12.2014.
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Electric traction of trains between Madurai – Tirunelveli from December 29

Madurai railway division will start electric traction of major passenger trains from December 29, and started operating Trichy - Tirunelveli Intercity Express under electric traction on a trial basis from Monday. Divisional railway manager A K Rastogi said that they were conducting trials with Trichy - Tirunelveli Intercity Express till December 27 or 28.
"After that we will start electric traction of six daily trains and four more weekly and biweekly trains, running to long distances like Howrah," he said.
Earlier, Rastogi has announced that Pearl City Express, Nellai Express, Ananthapuri Express, Kanyakumari Express, Guruvayur Express and Trichy - Tirunelveli Intercity Express will go on electric traction after commissioner of railway safety (CRS) S K Mittal completed his statutory safety audit on Virudhunagar - Vanchimaniyachchi - Tuticorin and Vanchimaniyachchi - Tirunelveli sections on December 11. Four more long-distance trains will go on electric traction from December 29, railway officials said.
With a total route of 189km, the project of electrification between Madurai and Tirunelveli/Tuticorin at a cost of Rs 175 crore was sanctioned in 2009-2010. The work started in May 2010 and was successfully completed by October this year. According to railway officials, electric traction will improve train speed by 40 to 60 minutes since there will be smooth acceleration and deceleration of trains. It will also save lakhs of rupees the railway spends on diesel fuel to haul trains using diesel locomotives and subsequent loco failures leaving trains stranded in between. Moreover, it will provide seamless traction from Chennai till Thiruvananthapuram and beyond.
The need to swap diesel for electric locomotive can be ruled out for trains running beyond Madurai since electric traction at present ends in Madurai. However, it is available beyond Tirunelveli. As the first electric train arrived to Tirunelveli on Monday, rail users' forums welcomed the trains.
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