Saturday, 31 January 2015

Permanent Augmentation of 6 Express Trains by AC-3 Tier/Sleeper Class Coach

PERMANENT AUGMENTATION OF 6 CR TRAINS BY AC-3 TIER/SLEEPER CLASS COACH



Central Railway will augment following express trains by o­ne additional AC-3 tier / Sleeper coach o­n permanent basis with effect from the date mentioned, for the benefit of passengers. The details are as under-



22113 / 22114 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Kochuveli Express - o­ne AC-3 tier coach with effect from 3.2.2015 Ex Lokmanya Tilak terminus.



11069 / 11070 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Allahabad Express - o­ne AC-3 tier coach with effect from 1.2.2015 Ex LokmanyaTilak terminus.



12145 / 12146 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Puri Express - o­ne AC-3 tier coach with effect from 1.2.2015 Ex Lokmanya Tilak Terminus.



12149 / 12150 Pune – Patna Express - o­ne Sleeper coach with effect from 1.2.2015 Ex Pune.



11037 / 11038 Pune – Gorakhpur Express - o­ne Sleeper coach with effect from 5.2.2015 Ex Pune.



22131 / 22132 Pune – Manduadih Express - o­ne Sleeper coach with effect from 2.2.2015 Ex Pune.
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Friday, 30 January 2015

Shri M. Umashankar Kumar Takes Over as Chief Public Relations Officer, South Central Railway

Shri M. Umashankar Kumar has taken over the charge as Chief Public Relations Officer, South Central Railway today i.e. 30th January, 2015. He belongs to 1997 batch of Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers (IRSSE).  Before this new assignment, he has held charge as Sr. Divisional Signal and Telecom Engineer (Sr.DSTE), Secunderabad Division of SCR.
 A graduate in Electronics and Communication Engineering from College of Engineering, Osmania University who also has undergone a professional training programme in Public Private Partnership from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore, Shri Umashankar Kumar commenced his stint o­n Railways as Sub-Division Officer at Bellampalli o­n Secunderabad Division and later served as Sr.DSTE in Hyderabad Division. During the span of over 18 years of service, Shri Umashankar Kumar also held the assignments of Deputy Chief Signal and Telecom Engineer/Projects, Secretary/Public Grievance, SCR.

 Shri Umashankar Kumar is credited with several technology innovations o­n the Railways which include the introduction of the rail user friendly Mobile apps, HYLITES and TADAAST o­n SCR recently. He is also the brain behind the introduction of web based passenger information system and has been involved in the field trials of Train Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) o­n Secunderabad – Wadi Section of SCR.

A stickler for perfection in any initiatives undertaken, Shri Umashankar Kumar played a prime role in the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhyaan’ cleanliness campaign at Lingampalli Railway Station by involving leading sports personalities, movie actors, NGO’s as well as the neighbourhood residential associations, which earned accolades from all quarters. He is also supportive of good management practices towards enhancing productivity, such as renovating offices to meet professional needs, imbibing technology tools to enhance efficiency in working etc.

He is a recipient of the highest honour, the Minister of Railways Award in 2001 for his outstanding contribution in completion of throughput enhancement works o­n SCR in record time.
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MEGA BLOCK ON Central Railway 1.2.2015

MEGA BLOCK o­n 1.2.2015
Central Railway will operate Mega Block o­n its suburban sections for carrying out maintenance work o­n  1.2.2015: -
MATUNGA-MULUND DN SLOW LINE FROM 11.30 AM TO 3.30 PM
All Dn slow services leaving Matunga from 11.00 am to 3.23 pm will be diverted o­n Dn fast line between Matunga and Mulund stations halting at Sion, Kurla, Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup and Mulund stations and further re-diverted to Dn slow line at Mulund station. DN slow line services will not be available at Vidhyavihar, Kanjurmarg and Nahur stations. Passengers travelling to these stations will be permitted to travel via Ghatkopar, Bhandup and Mulund.
All Up fast services leaving Thane from 10.46 am to 3.28 pm will halt at Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar and Kurla stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts and will arrive destination 15 minutes behind schedule. All Dn fast services leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai 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 20 minutes behind schedule.
All slow services arriving and leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai between 11.00 am and 4.00 pm will arrive destination 10 minutes behind schedule.
KURLA - CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI TERMINUS UP HARBOUR LINE & VADALA ROAD-MAHIM UP AND DN HARBOUR LINES FROM 11.30 AM TO 3.30 PM All DN harbour line services to Bandra / Andheri leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai from 10.20 am to 3.33 pm and UP harbour line services for Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai leaving Bandra / Andheri from 10.40 am to 3.17 pm will remain suspended.
UP Harbour line services to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai leaving Kurla from 11.08 am to 3.20 pm will run via Main Line o­n UP fast  line up to Byculla halting at Sion, Matunga. Dadar and Parel stations and further o­n UP slow line between Byculla and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai stopping at all stations.
All Up and Dn Harbour line services arriving and leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm will arrive destination 10 minutes behind schedule.Harbour line passengers for Bandra/ Andheri are permitted to travel via Main Line and Western Railway from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm.
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WR EXTENDS RUN OF TRI - WEEKLY PREMIUM AC SUPERFAST SPECIAL TRAIN BETWEEN MUMBAI CENTRAL & NEW DELHI

Booking for extended trips available o­n internet


Train No. 22913 Mumbai Central – New Delhi Tri-Weekly Premium AC Superfast Special train departing Mumbai Central at 16:00 hrs o­n Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and reaching New Delhi at 08.00 hrs the next day is further extended upto 15th February, 2015. The extended trips are from 01st February, 2015 to 15th February, 2015.

Similarly, Train No. 22914 New Delhi - Mumbai Central Tri-Weekly Premium AC Superfast Special train departing New Delhi at 14.45 hrs o­n Thursday, Saturday and Monday and arriving Mumbai Central at 06.55 hrs the next day is further extended upto 16th February, 2015. The extended trips are from 02nd February, 2015 to 16thFebruary, 2015.

Enroute train halts o­nly at Vadodara and Kotastations. The train has AC II Tier, AC III Tier & Pantry car

The booking of these trains will be available o­nly through Internet. The booking of extended trips of train no. 22913 for the first six trips departing Mumbai Central will be available o­n 30th January 2015 and for rest of the trips it will be available as per Advance Reservation Period of 15 days(excluding day of journey), o­nly through internet, that is IRCTC’s portal and not through the counters at reservation centres. The passengers are required to carry the prescribed original photo identity card which is used at the time of booking. The fares applicable for each day/transaction shall be indicated at the time of booking o­n the IRCTC’s e-ticketing website.
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4 MORE SPECIAL TRAINS FOR ANGANEWADI MELA-Booking opens from 1.2.2015

4 MORE SPECIAL TRAINS FOR ANGANEWADI MELA

Railways have decided to run 4 more special trains between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai and Sawantwadi to clear the extra rush of passengers during Anganewadi Mela. The details are as under:

00115/00116 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai - Sawantwadi specials (4)

Train No. 00115 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai - Sawantwadi Special will leave CST Mumbai at 14.20 hrs o­n 6.2.2015 & 8.2.2015 and will arrive Sawantwadi at 00.30 hrs next day.

Train No. 00116 Sawantwadi - Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai Special will leave Sawantwadi at 04.30 hrs o­n 6.2.2015 & 8.2.2015 and will arrive Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 13.20 hrs same day.

Halts : Dadar, Thane, Panvel, Roha, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Kankavli, Sindhudurg and Kudal.

Composition: 9 Second class seating, 2 General Second Class and 2 General Second Class cum guard's brake vans.

Reservation: Bookings for Train No. 00115 will open from 1.2.2015
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JUMBO BLOCK ON SLOW LINES BETWEEN SANTACRUZ AND GOREGAON STATIONS

To carry out maintenance work of tracks, signalling & overhead equipments, a jumbo block will be taken between Santacruz and Goregaon stations from 10.35 hrs to 15.35 hrs o­n Sunday i.e 1st February, 2015 o­n Up & Down Local (i.e. slow) lines.
          During the block period, all Up & Down slow trains will run o­n through (i.e. fast) lines between Santacruz and Goregaon stations. All Up and Down 12-car slow trains will take double halt at Vile Parle PF No.3/4 o­n the fast lines. Due to the block, some suburban services will remain cancelled.
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INTRODUTION OF TWO NEW TRAINS ON WR AHMEDABAD- CHENNAI BI-WEEKLY EXPRESS & AHMEDABAD-DARBHANGA JANSADHARAN EXPRESS.

Two new trains from Ahmedabad to Chennai & Darbhanga are being introduced w.e.f 31st January, 2015, by Ministry of Railways.


Shri Suresh Prabhu Hon’ble Minister of Railways will flagged off the  Inaugural runs  of Ahmedabad- Chennai Bi-weekly express and Ahmedabad- Darbhanga Jansadharan express in a function  o­n Saturday, 31st January, 2015 at  Ahmedabad Railway station. The inaugural run of the train Ahmedabad- Chennai Bi-weekly express will be run as Train No.09420 Ahmedabad- Chennai express ex Ahmedabad at 10.07 hrs which will reach Chennai at 17.05 hrs the next day. The regular run of Train No.19420 will commence from 04th February, 2015.

Similarly, the inaugural run of the train Ahmedabad- Darbhanga Jansadharan express will be run as Train No.05560 Ahmedabad- Darbhanga Jansadharan express ex Ahmedabad at 10.22 hrs which will reach Darbhanga at 03.00 hrs o­n third day.


·Ahmedabad – Chennai Bi-Weekly Express (via Vasai Road - Panvel)


From 04th February, 2015, Train No. 19420 Ahmedabad - Chennai Bi-Weekly Express train will depart from Ahmedabad at 09.40 hrs o­n every Wednesday & Saturday and reach Chennai at 17.05 hrs the next day.

Similarly, from 01st February, 2015, Train No 19419 Chennai - Ahmedabad Bi-Weekly Express train will depart from Chennai at 20.00 hrs o­n every Thursday & Sunday and reach Ahmedabad at 05.35 hrs o­n third day i.e (Saturday & Tuesday).

The train will halt at Nadiad, Anand, Vadodara, Surat, Vapi, Boisar, Vasai Road, Panvel, Pune, Solapur, Wadi, Yadgir, Raichur, Mantralayam Road, Adoni, Guntakal, Gooty, Tadipatri, Yerraguntla, Cuddapah, Rajampeta, Koduru, Renigunta, Arakkonam and Perambur stations in both directions. In return direction train no 19419 Chennai- Ahmedabad Bi-weekly express will not halt at Perambur station.

The train will have AC II Tier, AC III Tier, Second Class Sleeper & Second Class General Coaches.

·Ahmedabad – Darbhanga Jansadharan Express (via Surat - Bhusaval)

Train No. 15560 Ahmedabad - Darbhanga Jansadharan Express train will depart from Ahmedabad at 19.25 hrs o­n Friday and reach Darbhanga at 12.05 hrs o­n third day i.e Sunday.

Similarly, Train No 15559 Darbhanga- Ahmedabad Jansadharan Express train will depart from Darbhanga at 17.00 hrs o­n Wednesday and reach Ahmedabad at 09.20 hrs o­n third day i.e Friday.

The train will halt at Anand, Vadodara, Bharuch, Surat, Nandurbar, Amalner, Bhusaval, Khandwa, Harda, Itarsi, Jabalpur, Katni, Satna, Allahabad, Allahabad City, Gyanpur Road, Manduadih, Varanasi, Ghazipur City, Ballia, Chhapra, Sonpur, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur and Samastipur stations in both directions.

The train will have General Second Class Coaches.

The booking of inaugural train No.09420 will be opened from Friday, 30th  January, 2015, while booking for regular run of 19420 will open from Saturday, 31stJanuary, 2015 at all Passenger Reservation counters.
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Thursday, 29 January 2015

Chengalpet -Villupuram railway track doubling to complete by March

The Southern Railway general manager Rakesh Misra informed that doubling of tracks between Chengalpet and Villupuram will be completed by March this year.

Progress data on Southern Railway Projects:
Completed 4.3km of quadrupling of Ennore - Athipattu line, which is part of the Chennai Beach - Athipattu fourth line project
Completed 63km of gauge conversion works between Palani - Pollachi and doubling between Ariyalur - Kallakudi Palanganatham (25 km) and Tindivanam - Perani (19km)
Introduced direct suburban services between Tiruvallur and Velachery to benefit suburban passengers.
Two additional platforms have been commissioned at Tambaram railway station.
One more platform at Chennai Beach will be commissioned by March this year which will improve punctuality on the Chennai Beach - Tambaram section.
Works for fifth and sixth lines between Chennai Central - Basin Bridge stations has been started.
Completed in Virudhunagar - Tirunelveli and Villupuram - Katpadi sections and now trains are running on electric traction from Chennai till Tirunelveli.
Is the first zonal railway to complete installation of Integrated Security Systems (ISS).
Implemented ISS in 14 railway stations. In addition, to enhance the security of our esteemed passengers, 242 mail/express trains, including suburban trains, are escorted daily with 456 RPF staff.
Remaining budget announced trains will be introduced in this financial year itself, leaving no backlog for the next year.
Run 304 special trains till December, apart from augmenting capacity by additional 5440 coaches in regular trains. Also, 36 coaches were added to various trains during the current year.
Maintained the punctuality performance at 93%.
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Cancellation / Regulation of Trains due to Traffic / Power Block Between Bharatnagar and Sanathnagar Stations on Secunderabad Wadi Section for Facilitating Metro Rail Crossing Works

Traffic / Power Block will be imposed between Bharatnagar and Sanathnagar Stations o­n Secunderabad-Wadi section of Secunderabad of SCR during the months of February, March and April, 2015 for three hours from 12:15 pm to 15:15 pm o­n the following  dates for facilitating  works related to crossing of Metro Rail over SCR track. The details of trains cancelled / partially cancelled / regulated due the line block are as follows:-

The traffic / power block will be imposed o­n the following dates (Tuesdays & Saturdays o­nly) in order to minimize the dislocation of passenger services o­n the section. 
Month
Day
Dates
February-15
Tuesday
03-02-15
24-02-15
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Saturday
07-02-15
14-02-15
21-02-15
28-02-15
March-15
Tuesday
03-03-15
10-03-15
17-03-15
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Saturday
07-03-15
14-03-15
21-03-15
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April-15
Tuesday
07-04-15
14-04-15
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1) Cancellations of Passenger Trains: (on the above mentioned Dates)
(i)T.No.57606 Vikarabad-Kacheguda Passenger
(ii)T.No.57518 Tandur-Hyderabad Passenger
(iii)T.No.57517 Hyderabad-Tandur Passenger  
(iv) T.No.57605 Secunderabad-Vikarabad Passenger.

2) Cancellation of MMTS Sub-urban Trains:(on the above mentioned Dates)
            (i)T.No.47137     Lingampalli-Hyderabad MMTS
 (ii) T.No.47138    Lingampalli-Hyderabad MMTS
 (iii) T.No.47139    Lingampalli-Hyderabad MMTS
(iv) T.No.47189   Lingampalli-Falaknuma MMTS
 (v) T.No.47180  Lingampalli-Falaknuma MMTS
(vi) T.No.47181   Lingampalli-Falaknuma MMTS
(vii) T.No.47215   Lingampalli-Falaknuma MMTS
             (viii) T.No.47182   Lingampalli-Falaknuma MMTS
               (ix) T.No.47183   Lingampalli-Falaknuma MMTS
 (x) T.No.47185     Lingampalli-Falaknuma MMTS
 (xi) T.No.47110   Hyderabad-Lingampalli MMTS
 (xii) T.No.47111   Hyderabad-Lingampalli MMTS
 (xiii) T.No.47112   Hyderabad-Lingampalli MMTS
 (xiv) T.No.47113   Hyderabad-Lingampalli MMTS
 (xv)T.No.47115   Falaknuma-Secunderabad MMTS
 (xvi) T.No.47198 Falaknuma – Lingampalli MMTS
 (xvii) T.No.47214  Falaknuma – Lingampalli MMTS
 (xviii)T.No.47158  Falaknuma – Lingampalli MMTS
 (xix)T.No.47169  Falaknuma – Lingampalli MMTS
 (xx)T.No.47160.  Falaknuma – Lingampalli MMTS

3) Trains Rescheduled/Regulated: ( o­n the above mentioned Dates)

(1) T.No.12748 Vikarabad-Guntur Palnadu Exp Sch.dep.13.45 hrs will be rescheduled by 45 minutes i.e at 14.30hrs from Vikarabad.
(2) T.No.18519 Visakhapatnam-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express will be regulated   between Kondapalli – Secunderabad for 90 mts o­n Secunderabad Division.
(3) T.No.12702 Hyderabad-Mumbai Hussain Sagar Express will be regulated between Hyderabad-Sanathnagar by 10 minutes o­n Secunderabad Division.
(4) T.No.47184 Lingampalli-Faluknuma MMTS (Sch. Departure. 14.50 hrs) will be regulated between Lingampalli-Bharatnagar by 9 minutes.

4) Partial Cancellation of Trains:(on the above mentioned dates)
a) T.No.47200 Falaknuma -Hyderabad MMTS  (Dep. 14.15 hrs) will be partially cancelled between Secunderabad and Hyderabad.
b) T.No.12025 Pune-Secunderabad Shatabdi Express will be short terminated at Lingampalli. o­n these days, service will be partially cancelled between Lingampalli and Secunderabad.
5) Partial Cancellation of Secunderabad-Pune Shatabdi Express
        T.No.12026 Secunderabad-Pune Shatabdi Exp. will start from Lingampalli o­n Saturdays as per Schedule at 15:15 hrs from Lingampalli. The days of partial cancellation between Secunderabad and Lingampalli are as follows:

Month
Day
Dates
    February-15
Saturday
07-02-15
14-02-15
21-02-15
28-02-15
      March-15
Saturday
07-03-15
14-03-15
21-03-15
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Speed restriction of 20, 30 and 50 kmph at the location during the above work will be imposed as per the requirement.

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Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) Organises Special Pilgrimage Tours to Various Destinations

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has introduced special pilgrimage package tours by chartered train coaches to Rameswaram – Kanyakumari – Nagercoil – Madurai and New Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Mathura. The package tours include confirmed reservation in trains, hotel accommodation and road transport along with guide.
 A discount of 5% is offered to those who book their tour at the booking counter of IRCTC offices.
1.The five nights / six days Hyderabad-Rameswaram Pilgrimage  Package Tour Budget category starts o­n 4thMarch 2015 will cost Rs.16767/- per person.
2.The seven nights / eight days Hyderabad-Golden Triangle of North India Pilgrimage  Package Tour Comfort category starts o­n 20thFebruary, 2015 from Hyderabad will cost Rs. 20,755/- per person.
Contact details:
Secunderabad: - 9701360701, 9701360647 / 653 / 671/ 682 / 697 / 707 / 729,
   040-27702407,
Paryatak Bhavan : - 040-23400606, 9701360690.
Website: http://www.irctctourism.com
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Eight Special Trains between Vijayawada – Secunderabad & Secunderabad – Kakinada Town

In order to clear extra rush of Passengers, South Central Railway will run eight special trains between Vijayawada – Secunderabad & Secunderabad – Kakinada as detailed below:-

1. Vijayawada – Secunderabad – Vijayawada Special Train (04 services):
Train No.07207 Vijayawada - Secunderabad Special train will depart Vijayawada at 11:00 pm o­n 5th and 12th February, 2015 and arrive Secunderabad at 05:40 am o­n the next day.
In the return direction, Train No. 07208 Secunderabad – Vijayawada Special train will depart Secunderabad at 11:15 pm o­n 8th and 15thFebruary, 2015 and arrive Vijayawada at 05:45 am o­n the next day.
Enroute, these special trains will stop at Mangalagiri, Guntur, Sattenapalli, Piduguralla, Nadikudi, Miryalaguda and Nalgonda stations in both the directions.
2. Secunderabad – Kakinada Town – Secunderabad Special Train (04 services):
Train No.07425 Secunderabad - Kakinada Town Special train will depart Secunderabad at 07:15 pm o­n 6th and 13th February, 2015 and arrive Kakinada Town at 05:10 am o­n the next day.
In the return direction, Train No. 07426 Kakinada Town – Secunderabad Special train will depart Kakinada Town at 06:30 pm o­n 7th and 14thFebruary, 2015 and arrive Secunderabad at 05:10 am o­n the next day.
Enroute, these special trains will stop at Nalgonda, Miryalaguda, Nadikudi, Piduguralla, Sattenapalli, Guntur, Vijayawada, Eluru, Tadepalligudem, Rajahmundry and Samalkot 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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ONE MORE NEW TRAIN THROUGH EAST COAST RAILWAY CONNECTING SOUTH INDIA & ASSAM.

18111/18112 Tata-Yesvantpur-Tata weekly Express will leave Tata at 1835hrs o­n every Thursday and will arrive at Yesvantpur at 1830hrs o­n every Saturday. In the return direction, this train will leave Yesvantpur at 1000hrs o­n every Sunday and will arrive at Tata at 1235hrs o­n every Tuesday.
On the inaugural run, this train will be introduced from Tata o­n 29th January 2015 and will run as a special train. However, the regular run of this train will commence from Yesvantpur  w.e.f. 1stFebruary 2015.
This train has O­ne AC-2 tier, Three AC-3 tiers, Seven Sleeper Class Coaches, Six General Second Class Coaches and Two Guard cum Luggage Vans in its composition having stoppages at Rourkela, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Bargarh Road, Balangir, Titlagarah, Kesinga, Muniguda, Rayagada, Parvatipuram, Bobbili, Vizianagaram & Visakhapatnam between Tata & Yesvantpur.
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12 Special Trains between Mumbai and Madgaon for Anganewadi Mela- Bookings open from 31.1.2015

Central Railway has decided to run 12 special trains between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus / Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Madgaon to clear the extra rush of passengers during Anganewadi Mela. The details are as under:

A) 01001/01002 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Madgaon specials (4)

Train No. 01001 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Madgaon Special will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 00.45 hrs o­n 6.2.2015 & 8.2.2015 (midnight of 5/6 & 7/8.2.2015) and will arrive Madgaon at 12.30 hrs same day.

Train No. 01002 Madgaon - Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Special will leave Madgaon at 13.30 hrs o­n 6.2.2015 & 8.2.2015 and will arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 23.55 hrs same day.

Composition: o­ne AC-2 Tier, 2 AC-3 Tier, o­ne AC-2 Tier cum AC-3 Tier, 10 Sleeper class, 2 General Second Class and 2 General Second Class cum guard's brake vans.

B) 01091/01092 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai - Madgaon specials (4)

Train No. 01091 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai - Madgaon Special will leave CST Mumbai at 00.20 hrs o­n 7.2.2015 & 9.2.2015 (midnight of 6/7 & 8/9.2.2015) and will arrive Madgaon at 12.30 hrs same day.

Train No. 01092 Madgaon - Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai Special will leave Madgaon at 13.30 hrs o­n 7.2.2015 & 9.2.2015 and will arrive Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 00.20 hrs next day.

Composition: o­ne AC first cum AC-2 tier, o­ne AC-2 Tier, Two AC-3 Tier, 12 Sleeper Class, 5 General Second Class and 2 General Second Class cum guard's brake vans.

C) 01005/01006 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Madgaon specials (2)

Train No. 01005 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Madgaon Special will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 00.45 hrs o­n 4.2.2015 (midnight of 3/4.2.2015) and will arrive Madgaon at 13.30 hrs same day.

Train No. 01006 Madgaon - Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Special will leave Madgaon at 15.30 hrs o­n 4.2.2015 and will arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 03.30 hrs next day.

Composition: o­ne AC-2 Tier, 2 AC-3 Tier, o­ne AC-2 Tier cum AC-3 Tier, 10 Sleeper class, 2 General Second Class and 2 General Second Class cum guard's brake vans.

D) 01089/01090 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai - Madgaon specials (2)

Train No. 01089 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai - Madgaon Special will leave CST Mumbai at 00.20 hrs o­n 5.2.2015 (midnight of 4/5.2.2015) and will arrive Madgaon at 13.30 hrs same day.

Train No. 01090 Madgaon - Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai Special will leave Madgaon at 15.30 hrs o­n 5.2.2015 and will arrive Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 03.30 hrs next day.

Composition: o­ne AC first cum AC-2 tier, o­ne AC-2 Tier, Two AC-3 Tier, 12 Sleeper Class, 5 General Second Class and 2 General Second Class cum guard's brake vans.

HALTS : All above specials will halt at Thane, Panvel, Roha, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Vaibhavwadi Road, Kankavli, Sindhudurg, Kudal, Sawantwadi Road and Karmali.

Reservation: Bookings for specials leaving from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus / Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai will open from 31.1.2015

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TATANAGAR-BAIYYAPPANAHALI (YESVANTPUR) WEEKLY EXPRESS FLAGGED OFF

Sri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister for Railways inaugurated TATANAGAR-BAIYYAPPANAHALI (YESVANTPUR) WEEKLY EXPRESS (18111/18112) through remote control from Bengaluru City Station this afternoon (29.1.15) along with three other trains.

On the inaugural run of Tata-Baiyyappanahali (Yesvantpur) Weekly Express, a flagging off ceremonial function was held today at Tatanagar.Shri Bidyut Baran Mahato, Hon’ble Member of the Parliament graced the function as Chief Guest and flagged off the inaugural train while Smt.Menaka Sardar, and Shri Saryu Roy Hon’ble Members of Legislative Assembly were present as Guests of Honour. Shri D. Kamilla, Addl.General Manager, S.E.Railway was present at the function with other senior officers of Chakradharpur Division and welcomed the distinguished guests.

The regular run of this pair of new trains will commence o­n and from 01/02/2015 from Yesvantpur and w.e.f. 05/02/2015 from Tatanagar. It will leave Yesvantpur at 10.00 hrs. o­n every Sunday and arrive Tatanagar o­n Tuesday at 12.35 hrs.From Tatanagar it will start every Thursday at 18.35 hrs. and reach Yesvantpur at 18.30hrs. o­n Saturday.At present this pair of trains will run between Tatanagar and Yesvantpur instead of Baiyyappanahali till further notificaton.

The new train will provide direct connectivity between Tatanagar and Secunderabad and a number of important places including Guntakal and Bellary.The new train will be of immense help for the people of Tatanagar, adjoining areas and enroute who want to go to Secunderabad and Bengaluru and other important towns for education, medical treatment, tourism and other purposes.

Sri D. Kamilla, Addl. General Manager, S E Railway said that SER is firm in its commitment and has always tried to put in its best to provide better facilities to esteemed passengers as well as customers.
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TEMPORARY AUGMENTATION OF TRAIN Nos.12552/12551 KAMAKHYA-YESVANTPUR-KAMAKHYA WEEKLY EXPRESS & TRAIN Nos.12510/12509 GUWAHATI-BANGALORE CITY-GUWAHATI SUPERFAST TRI-WEEKLY EXPRESS

TEMPORARY AUGMENTATION OFTRAIN Nos.12552/12551 KAMAKHYA-YESVANTPUR-KAMAKHYA WEEKLY EXPRESS& TRAIN Nos.12510/12509 GUWAHATI-BANGALORE CITY-GUWAHATI SUPERFAST TRI-WEEKLY EXPRESSWITH ONE AC 3-TIER COACH BY NORTHEAST FRONTIER RAILWAY(NFR) :
                        Northeast Frontier Railway(NFR) has advised this railway that they have augmented Train Nos. 12552/12551 KAMAKHYA-YESVANTPUR-KAMAKHYA WEEKLY EXPRESS& TRAIN Nos.12510/12509 GUWAHATI-BANGALORE CITY-GUWAHATI SUPERFAST TRI-WEEKLY EXPRESSwith ONE AC 3-tier coachtemporarily, on nominated days, with effect from 31stDec. 2014to 28th January, 2015 from KAMAKHYA end on Wednesdays only and from YESVATNPUR end on Saturdays only i.e. from 03rd to 31st January, 2015, to clear extra rush duringwinter season.



                Similarly, NFR has also advised this railway that they have decided to augment Train Nos. 12510/12509 GUWAHATI-BANGALORE CITY-GUWAHATI SUPERFAST EXPRESS with One AC 3-tier coachtemporarily,on nominated days, with effect from 05thto 26th January, 2015 from GUWAHATI end on Mondays only and from BANGALORE CITY end on Thursdays only i.e. from 08th to29th January, 2015, to clear extra rush duringwinter season.



TEMPORARY AUGMENTATION OFTRAIN Nos.12976/12975 JAIPUR-MYSORE-JAIPUR
BI-WEEKLY EXPRESSWITH ONE AC 3-TIER COACH BY NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY(NWR) :
North Western Railway(NWR) has advised this railway that they have decided to augment Train Nos. 12976/12975 JAIPUR-MYSORE-JAIPUR BI-WEEKLY EXPRESSwith ONE additional AC 3-tier coachtemporarily, on nominated days, with effect from 05th to 21st January, 2015 from JAIPUR end and from MYSORE end from 08th to 24th January, 2015, to clear extra rush duringwinter season.

The revised composition of Train Nos. 12976/12975 JAIPUR-MYSORE-JAIPUR BI-WEEKLY EXPRESShastotal 24 coaches (instead of 23 coaches) for the said period, comprising ofOne First Class AC-cum-AC 2-tier coach, Two AC 2-tier coach, Six AC 3-tier coaches, Ten Second Class Sleeper coaches, Two General Second Class coaches and Two Second Class luggage-cum-brake vans-cum-disabled coaches and a Pantry Car.
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FLAGGING OFF OF TRAINS BY SHRI SURESH PRABHAKAR PRABHU, HON’BLE UNION MINISTER OF RAILWAYS

FLAGGING OFF OF YESVANTPUR-KATRA (Tr. No.22679/22680)WEEKLY PREMIUM EXPRESS
PATNA-BANGALORE-PATNA (Tr. No.22353/22354) WEEKLY PREMIUM EXPRESS, KAMAKHYA-BANGALORE-KAMAKYA(Tr. Nos.22503/22504) WEEKLY PREIMUM EXPRESS &
TATANAGAR-YESVANTPUR(Baiyyappanahalli)-TATANAGAR(Tr. Nos.18111/18112) WEEKLY EXPRESS AT BANGALORE CITY RAILWAY STATION o­n 29TH JANUARY,2015 AT 1-45 p.m (Afternoon)
                South Western Railway is glad to inform that all the Four pairs of trains viz., Yesvantpur-Katra-Yesvantpur (22679/80) Weekly Premium Express, Patna-Bangalore-Patna(22353/54) Weekly premium Express, Kamakhya-Bangalore-Kamakya (22503/04) Weekly Premium Express & Tatanagar-Yesvantpur(Baiyyappanahalli)-Tatanagar(18111/12) Weekly Express, which were announced in the Railway Budget 2014-15 will be flagged off  by remote by Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu,Hon’ble Union Minister of Railways  in the august presence of  Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister of Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Allieviation & Parliamentary Affairs, Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Union Minister of Law & Justice, Shri Ananth Kumar, Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilisers, Shri Ramalinga Reddy, Shri Dinesh Gundu Rao,  Karnataka State Cabinet Ministers at Bangalore City Railway Station at 1-45 p.m. (afternoon) o­n Thursday, the 29th January, 2015.   Shri P.C. Mohan, Shri D.K. Suresh, Members of Parliament, Smt. N. Shantha Kumari, Mayor, BBMP, Shri Muni Rathna, Shri S.T. Somashekar, MLAs and Shri K. Ranganna, Dy.Mayor, BBMP & Shri T. Mallesh, Councillor, BBMP will also grace  the occasion.

            The Hon’ble Minister of Railways will also  lay the foundation stone for construction of Foot Over Bridge at Bangalore City Railway station o­n the same day.

The inaugural Train Nos. 02679/02680 Yesvantpur-Katra-Yesvantpur Superfast Express Specialwill depart from Bangalore City Station at 14-20 hrs. o­n Thursday, 29thJanuary, 2015 and reach Katra at 23-00 hrs. o­n Saturday.  In the return direction, Train No.02680 Katra-Yesvantpur Superfast Inaugural Special will depart from Katra at 06-30 hrs. o­n Sunday, 01stFebruary, 2015 and arrive at Yesvantpur at 15-00 hrs. o­n Tuesday, the 03rdFebruary, 2015.
            En route, the inaugural Superfast Express Special will have commercial stoppage at Bellary, Secunderabad, Nagpur, Jhansi & New Delhi in both the directions.  This Superfast Inaugural Special will have total 11 coaches, consisting of o­ne 2-tier AC coach, o­ne 3-tier AC coach, Six Second Class Sleepers, Two Second Class luggage-cum-brake Vans and a Pantry car.
The details of REGULAR SERVICE OF YESVANTPUR-KATRA-YESVANTPUR WEEKLY PREMIUM EXPRESS TRAIN TIMINGSare as follows :--

Train No.22679 YESVANTPUR-KATRA WEEKLY PREMIUM SUPERFAST EXPRESS will depart atYesvantpur at 11-30 hrs. on Saturday, commencing from 07th February, 2015 and arrive at Katrastation at 19-45 hrs., o­n Mondays.

En route, the Premium Weekly Superfast Express Train will arrive/depart at Commercial stoppages viz., atBellary at18-53/18-55hrs;Secunderabadat 04-00/04-10 hrs ; Nagpur at 13-30/13-40 hrs; Jhansi at 00-41/00-43 hrs.(Monday) and arrive/depart atNew Delhi at 07-25/07-50 hrs.

In the return direction, Train No. 22680 KATRA-YESVANTPUR PREMIUM WEEKLY SUPERFAST  EXPRESS will depart at  Katra station at 06-30 hrs., on Tuesday, commencing from  10thFeb.2015 and arrives at  Yesvantpur Station at 15-00 hrs., o­n Thursday.
En route, thePremium Superfast Weekly Expresswillarrive/depart at Commercial Stoppages viz., at New Delhiat 16-35/16-55 hrs; Jhansi at 23-08/23-10 hrs;Nagpur at 10-40/10-50 hrs; Secunderabad at 19-25/19-35 hrs; and arrive/depart at Bellary at 05-55/06-00 hrs.
The  Weekly Premium Superfast Express has  total  19 Coaches, consisting of Two 2-tier AC coaches, Three 3-tier AC coaches, Eleven Second Class Sleepers, Two Second Class luggage-cum-brake Vans and a Pantry car.
Train No. 02353 Patna-Bangalore Inaugural Premium Superfast Special will depart from PATNA  Station at 13-45 hrs. o­n Thursday, 29thJanuary, 2015 and reach BANGALORE CANTT. at 09-15 hrs. o­n 31stJanuary, 2015 (one trip o­nly).
In the return direction, Train No. 22354 Bangalore Cantt-Patna Premium Superfast Express Special will depart at Bangalore Cantt. at 15-30 hrs., o­n Sunday, 01st February, 2015 and arrive at Patna at 09-45 hrs. o­n Tuesday, the 03rd February, 2015(one Trip o­nly).
            En route, the Premium Superfast Express Special will have commercial stoppages viz., at Chheoki, Jabalpur, Nagpur, Vijayawada & Chennai in both the directions.This Superfast Premium Special will have total 16 coaches, consisting of Two 2-tier AC coaches, Four 3-tier AC coaches, Seven Second Class Sleeper coaches, Two brake Vans-cum-Powers Cars and a Pantry Car.
NOTE :Further trips will be notified by East Central Railway.
The Train No. 02504 Kamakhya-Bangalore Cantt. Premium Inaugural Special will depart from Kamakhya Station at 14-30 hrs. o­n Thursday, 29th January, 2015 and reach at Bangalore Cantt.  at 15-20 hrs. o­n Saturday, 31st January, 2015.  In the return direction, Train No.02503 Bangalore Cantt-Kamakhya Premium Inaugural Special will depart from Bangalore Cantt. at 10-15 hrs. on Sunday, 01st February, 2015 and arrive at Kamakhya at 11-25 hrs. o­n Tuesday, the 03rd February, 2015.
            En route, the inaugural Premium Special will have commercial stoppage at New Jalpaiguri, Howrah, Bhubaneswar, Vijayawada & Chennai Central in both the directions.
The details of REGULAR SERVICE OF KAMAKHYA-BANGALORE CANTT PREMIUMWEEKLY PREMIUM SUPERFAST EXPRESS TRAIN TIMINGSare as follows :--

Train No.22504 KAMAKHYA-BANGALORE CANTTT. PREMIUM EXPRESS departs atKAMAKHYA at 20-30 hrs.and arrives at BANGALORE CANTT. station at 21-15 hrs., o­n third day.

En route, the Premium Express Train will arrive/depart at Commercial stoppages viz., at New Jalpaiguri at 02-35/02-45hrs;Howrah at 12-20/12-40 hrs ; Bhubaneshwar at 19-10/19-15 hrs; Vijayawada at 07-45/08-00 hrs. and arrive/depart at Chennai Central at 14-50/15-15 hrs.

In the return direction, Train No. 22503 BANGALORE CANTT-KAMAKHYA PREMIUM EXPRESS departs at  BANGALORE CANTT. station at 10-15 hrs.,  and arrives at  KAMAKHYA Station at 11-25 hrs., o­n the second day.
En route, thePremium Expressarrives/departs at Commercial Stoppages viz., at Chennai Central at 15-55/16-25 hrs; Vijayawada at 23-40/23-55 hrs; Bhubaneswar at 11-45/11-50 hrs; Howrah at 18-30/18-50 hrs; New Jalpaiguri at 04-15/04-25 hrs.
The  Premium Express has  total  20 Coaches, consisting of Four 2-tier AC coaches, Five 3-tier AC coaches, Eight Second Class Sleepers, Two Second Class luggage-cum-brake Vans-cum-disabled coaches and a Pantry car.
NOTE : Days of run and further trips will be notified by Northeast Frontier Railway from time to time.
Introduction of Train Nos.18111/18112 Tatanagar-Yesvantpur(Baiyyappanahalli)-Tatanagar Weekly Express which will be flagged off o­n 29th Jan.2015 by remote at Bangalore Railway Station by Hon’ble Union Minister of Railways. From Tatanagar, it will run as Special train with Train No.08111 and will run o­n open path and timings with the stoppages of Train No.18111 as mentioned below.
The details of REGULAR SERVICE OF Train Nos.18111/18112 TATANAGAR-YESVANTPUR-TATANAGAR WEEKLY EXPRESS TIMINGSare as follows :--
Accordingly, Train No.18112 Yesvantpur(Baiyyappanahalli)-Tatanagar Weekly Express will depart at Yesvantpur(Baiyyappanahalli) at 10-00 hrs. on Sunday, commencing from 01st February, 2015 and arrive at Tatanagar at 12-35 hrs. o­n Tuesdays.
In the return direction, Train No.18111 Tatarnagar-Yesvantpur (Baiyyappanahalli) Weekly Express will depart at Tatanagar at 18-35 hrs. on Thursday, commencing from 05th Feb. 2015 and arrive at Yesvantpur(Baiyyappanahalli)at 18-30 hrs., o­n Saturdays.
En route, Weekly Express stops at Chakradharpur, Rourkela, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, BBargarh Road, Balangir, Titlagarh, Kesinga, Muniguda, Rayagada, parvatipuram, Bobbili Jn. Vizianagaram, Visakhapatanam, Samalkot, Rajamundry, Eluru, Vijayawada, Khammam, Warangal, Maula Ali, Secunderabad, Lingampalli, Vikarabad, Tandur, Yadgir, Raichur, Mantralayam Road, Adoni, Guntakal, Bellary, Molakalmuru, Challakere, Chitradurga, Birur, Kadur, Arsikere, Tumkur & Chikkabanavar stations.

The  Weekly Express has  total  19 Coaches, consisting of o­ne 2-tier AC coach, Three 3-tier AC coaches, Seven Second Class Sleepers, Six General Second Class coaches & Two Second Class luggage-cum-brake Vans.
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EXTENSION OF TWO PAIRS OF MEMU PASSENGER TRAINS

To fulfill the budget commitment and in view of the passenger demand, it has been decided that 68007/68002 Howrah-Belda MEMU Passenger will be extended to run, to and from Jaleswar. This will come into effect from 29/01/2015 from Howrah and 30/01/2015 from Jaleswar. 68007 Howrah-Jaleswar MEMU Passenger leaving Belda at 21:10 hours will reach Jaleswar at 22:15 hours. In the return direction, 68002 Jaleswar-Howrah MEMU Passenger leaving Jaleswar at 05:30 hours will arrive Belda at 6:40 hours. This daily passenger train will stop at Nekurseni, Dantan, Angua and Lakhannath Road between Belda and Jaleswar. However, there will be no change in the present timings in Howrah-Belda-Howrah Section.

In addition, 68047/68048 Kharagpur-Hijli MEMU Passenger will be extended up to Belda. 68047 will run up to Belda o­n and from 29/01/2015 and 68048 will originate from Belda w.e.f. 30/01/2015. 68047 Kharagpur – Belda MEMU Passenger leaving Kharagpur at 21:25 hours will reach Belda at 22:15 hours. In the return direction, 68048 Belda – Kharagpur MEMU Passenger leaving Belda at 06:10 hours will arrive Kharagpur at 07:05 hours. This daily MEMU train will stop at Hijli, Benapur, Narayangarh and Bakhrabad between Kharagpur and Belda in both the directions.
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18520 LTT-Vishakhapatnam Express RESCHEDULED

18520 LTT-Vishakhapatnam Express sch dep 0655 hrs on 29.1.2015 is RESCHEDULED at 1320 hrs on 29.1.2015 (Up train is 3 hrs 30 min late)
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12171 LTT-Haridwar AC Express RESCHEDULED

12171 LTT-Haridwar AC Express sch dep 0755 hrs on 29.1.2015 is RESCHEDULED at 1130 hrs on 29.1.2015 (Up train is 4 hrs late)
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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Shri K. Sambasiva Rao relinquishes charge as Chief Public Relations Officer, South Central Railway

Shri K. Sambasiva Rao, IRTS, relinquished charge of his post as Chief Public Relations Officer, South Central Railway today i.e. 28th January, 2015. He is proceeding o­n deputation to the Government of Andhra Pradesh and will assume office there shortly.
            Shri K.Sambasiva Rao, who belongs to the 1997 batch of Indian Railways Traffic Service had joined as Chief Public Relations Officer of SCR o­n 08th May, 2011 and served for around 3 years 9 months in this assignment.

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7560 Reserved Berths / Seats Generated by Attaching Additional Coaches to Certain Trains

1. Train No. 17618 H.S.Nanded – Mumbai CST Tapovan Express (Daily) will be augmented with one AC Chair Car coach from 1st to 15th February, 2015.
2. Train No. 17617 Mumbai CST – H.S.Nanded Tapovan Express (Daily) will be augmented with one AC Chair Car coach from 2nd to 16th February, 2015.
3. Train No. 17688 Dharmabad – Manmad Express (Daily) will be augmented with one AC Chair coach from 1st to 15th February, 2015.
4. Train No. 17687 Manmad – Dharmabad Express (Daily) will be augmented with one AC Chair coach from 1st to 15th February, 2015.
5. Train No. 17208 Vijayawada – Sainagar Shirdi Weekly Express will be augmented with two Sleeper Class coaches on 3rd and 10th February, 2015.
6. Train No. 17207 Sainagar Shirdi – Vijayawada Weekly Express will be augmented with two Sleeper Class coaches on 4th and 11th February, 2015.
7. Train No. 12747 Guntur – Vikarabad Palnadu Express (Daily) will be augmented with one AC Chair Car coach from 1st to 15th February, 2015.
8. Train No. 12748 Vikarabad – Guntur Palnadu Express (Daily) will be augmented with one AC Chair Car coach from 1st to 15th February, 2015.
9. Train No. 12220 Secunderabad – Mumbai LTT Bi-weekly Express will be augmented with one AC III tier on 3rd, 6th, 10th and 13th February, 2015.
10. Train No. 12219 Mumbai LTT – Secunderabad Bi-weekly Express will be augmented with one AC III tier on 4th, 7th, 11th and 14th February, 2015.
The augmentation of Coaches will make available around 6480 seats in AC Chair Car, 576 berths in Sleeper Class and 512 berths in AC III Tier coaches totaling to 7568 berths / seats.
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Partial Cancellation and Regulation of Trains due to Traffic block on Kosgi – Mantralayam Road stations

Partial Cancellation and Regulation of Trains due to Traffic block on
Kosgi – Mantralayam Road stations
On account of doubling work between Kosgi – Mantralayam Road stations in Adoni - Raichur section of Guntakal Division, Traffic Block will be imposed on 10th February, 2015 resulting in partial
Partial Cancellation of Passenger Train on 10th February, 2015:-
1) Train No.57631/57632 Gulbarga-Guntakal-Gulbarga Passenger train will be partially cancelled between Raichur-Guntakal-Raichur.
Regulation of Trains on 10th February, 2015:-
1) Train No. 11028 Chennai Central – Mumbai CST Mail Express and Train No. 11013 Mumbai LTT – Coimbatore Kurla Express are likely to lose punctuality due to traffic block.
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Kakinada Town-Secuderabad Cocanada Express Permanently Augumented with one AC II Tier Coach

Train No.12775 / 12776 Kakinada Town-Secunderabad Cocanada Express will be permanently augmented with one AC II Tier Coach (46 berths) from 29th Jan. 2015 Ex. Kakinada Town and from 30th Jan. 2015 Ex. Secunderabad.
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Patna-Bangalore Cantonment-Patna Weekly Premium Superfast Express to be Introduced

As announced in the Railway Budget 2014, Train No. 22353 / 22354 Patna -Bangalore Cantonment- Patna Weekly Premium Superfast Express via., Vijayawada will be introduced on 29th January, 2015 Ex. Patna. Inaugural service of this train will run as a special train.
Inaugural Special:-
The inaugural special of this train will run from Patna to Bangalore Cantonment. Accordingly, Train No. 02353 Patna-Bangalore Cantonment Premium Superfast inaugural special will depart Patna at 01:45 pm on 29th January, 2015 (Thursday) and arrive Bangalore Cantonment at 09:15 am on Saturday.
Enroute, this inaugural special train will stop at Chheoki, Jabalpur, Nagpur, Vijayawada and Chennai stations. This inaugural special trains will consist of 16 Coaches viz., two AC II Tier, four AC III Tier, seven Sleeper Class, one Pantry Car and two Power Car cum Brake van Coaches.
Regular Service from 1st February, 2015 onwards:-
On its regular run, Train No. 22354 Bangalore Cantonment-Patna Premium Superfast Weekly Express will depart Bangalore Cantonment at 03.30 pm on 1st February, 2015 (Sunday) and arrive Patna at 09.45 am on Tuesday. Enroute, this train will stop at Chennai, Vijayawada, Nagpur, Jabalpur and Chheoki stations.
Further services of this Premium Superfast Weekly Express train will be announced in due course.
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Special Trains between Secunderabad-Machilipatnam Extended

In order to clear extra rush of Passengers, the special trains between Secunderabad and Machilipatnam will be extended to run for eight more services as per following schedule:-
Accordingly, Train No. 07050 Secunderabad-Machilipatnam Special Train will depart Secunderabad at 10:30 am on 1st , 8th , 15th and 22nd February, 2015 (Sundays) and arrive Machilipatnam at 07:45 pm on the same day.
In the return direction, Train No. 07049 Machilipatnam-Secunderabad special train will depart Machilipatnam at 09:30 pm on 1st , 8th , 15th and 22nd February, 2015 (Sundays) and arrive Secunderabad at 05:55 am on the next day.
Enroute, these special trains will stop at Kazipet, Warangal, Mahabubabad, Khammam, Vijayawada, Gudivada, Gudlavalleru and Pedana stations in both directions.
These special trains will have 18 coaches viz, one AC II Tier, one AC III Tier, eight Sleeper Class, six General Second Class and two Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches.
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12137 CST-Ferozpur Punjab Mail sch dep 1940 hrs on 28.1.2015 is RESCHEDULED

12137 CST-Ferozpur Punjab Mail sch dep 1940 hrs on 28.1.2015 is RESCHEDULED at 0030 hrs on 29.1.2015 (Up train 5 hrs late)
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KONKAN RAILWAY ADOPTS GREEN TECHNOLOGY FOR WASTE MANAGEMENT

Taking steps towards environment conservation and to solve growing challenge of waste management, Konkan Railway has installed an Organic Waste Composting machine at its residential colony at Seawoods, Navi Mumbai which will enable it to manage by itself all the organic and green waste being produced in the colony. The composting machine was inaugurated on 25th January, 2015 by CMD of KRCL, Shri Bhanu Prakash Tayal. Depending upon the results, Konkan Railway plans to install the system at the major stations on its route and its residential colonies along its route.

Konkan Railway’s residential colony at Seawoods has 142 official quarters with about 500-600 residents occupying these. It has lush green lawns and several trees in its premises. About 200 to 250 kg of garbage and green waste is produced daily from the colony which is picked up once a day by the garbage vehicle of the Municipal Corporation. The green waste is disposed off separately by Konkan Railway as it cannot be mixed with the regular garbage. Since about 150-200 kg of green waste is produced per day the waste composting machine will enable KRCL to produce its own organic manure for use in its lawns and plants. This will also completely do away with the practice of dumping garbage for further disposal by civic system.

The system is economical, environment friendly and is a step in the direction of making the residential colony self-sustained. Once the garbage and green waste is disposed in the composting machine, within 15 minutes it converts the waste into homogenized flow-able raw compost ready for curing. Upon placing this in the curing system, in just 10 days the compost is ready for use in gardens.

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ER PLANS TO RUN MORE 12-COACH EMU TRAINS

ER PLANS TO RUN MORE 12-COACH EMU TRAINS
§All EMU Locals to be converted to 12-coachs from 9-coaches
§Platform length & height will be increased to facilitate boarding
Shri R. K. Gupta, General Manager, Eastern Railway flagged off a 12-coach Gede – Naihati EMU train from Gede station at 4.05 a.m. early morning o­n date i.e. 23.1.2015 from platform No.1. After flagging off the train, he said that Eastern Railway plans to run more 12-coach trains for comfort journey of passengers in coming days. Eastern Railway plans to convert all the 9-coach EMU trains to 12-coach EMU trains in future.

            It may be mentioned here that out of 884 EMU services over Sealdah Division of Eastern Railway, a total of 415 services have been converted from 9-coaches to 12-coaches. In Sealdah North section itself, a total of 130 services have been converted to 12-coaches EMU locals. Shri Gupta flagged off the Gede – Naihati 12-coach EMU local keeping in view the demand of the local passengers. With this flagging off, 54 services are being converted to 12-coaches EMU besides 76 services converted earlier. In Sealdah South section, a total 285 services of 12-coaches EMU have already been put to service out of 325 total services. This could become possible due to doubling of various sections in Sealdah Division.

            Shri Gupta also inaugurated a number of projects at Gede Railway station including inauguration of a Booking Office and a Ladies Waiting Hall and also opened a beautiful garden at Gede Station complex. He inspected the Running Room of Loco pilots, station building, waiting room for passengers and had a detailed inspection of the passenger amenities available at Gede station. He advised Divisional Railway Manager, Smt. Jaya Sinha Verma to make all out efforts for more and more passenger amenities for the benefit of passengers. He inspected the entire section including Ranaghat, Kalyani and Naihati stations enroute. He also inspected major and minor bridges, passenger halts and level crossing gates etc.

            At Ranaghat station he inaugurated Engineering Office, a Health Unit for the Railway Employees, RPF Barracks for the comfortable stay of RPF staff, inspected the EMU Car Shed where ie inaugurated a staff canteen for the Railway employees working at Ranaghat station.

            Later Shri Gupta visited Kalyani station and inspected level crossing gate and staff colony, station building where he enquired about the various passenger amenities available at the station. At level crossings gate he unveiled a guide book in Hindi & Bengali for educating Gatemen for discharging their duty properly as per rules. He also spoke to Gangmen and enquired about their knowledge at the time of crisis.

            Afterwards, he arrived at Naihati station where he had a surprise inspection of station building, control room, panel cabin and spoke to the Station Superintendent and the staff. He also inspected the booking office and interacted with the passengers about amenities available for them.

            The Sealdah – Gede section, a stretch of 116 KM is o­ne of the important section which connects Bangladesh via Gede. The prestigious Maitree Express from Kolkata to Dhaka (Bangladesh) runs through this route. Shri Gupta emphasised o­n more beautifying of the Gede station with gardens, lawns, waiting room and other amenities required for the passengers which includes wash rooms, toilets, pure drinking water and more circulating area as the station is the first station in India from Bangladesh side.

            General Manager emphasised o­n cleanliness drive in and around all the station premises. He asked the Station Superintendent, staff and Divisional officials for regular inspection of the section and take all steps for keeping the station premises clean and create an enrollment friendly atmosphere all around.

            The night long inspection of GM started from 21.15 hrs (9.15 p.m.) in the evening of 22.1.2015 to 7.00 a.m. the next day morning, accompanied by all Principal officers, Divisional Railway Manager, and Senior officers of Sealdah Division.
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EXTENSION OF CANCELLATION PERIOD FOR 12385/12386 HOWRAH- DHANBAD –HOWRAH DOUBLE DECKER EXPRESS FOR ANOTHER MONTH

  12385 Up/12386 Dn Howrah-Dhanbad-Howrah Double Decker Express will remain cancelled upto 1.3.2015 in modification of earlier notification regarding cancellation of this train upto 26.1.2015.
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PURUSOTTAM EXPRESS FROM PURI ON 27TH & FROM NEW DELHI ON 29TH TO BE CANCELLED DUE TO FOG

Due to adjustment of timings for Puri-New Delhi-Puri Purusottam Express affected for dense fog in Northern India, it has been decided to cancel 12801/12802 Puri-new Delhi-Puri Purusottam Express scheduled to leave Puri o­n 27th January 2015 (Tuesday) and from New Delhi o­n 29th January 2015 (Thursday).
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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Yesvantpur – Katra – Yesvantpur Weekly Premium Superfast Express to be Introduced

As announced in the Railway Budget 2014-2015, Train No. 22679/22680 Yesvantpur – Katra – Yesvantpur Weekly Premium Superfast Express via., Secunderabad will be introduced with effect from 29th January, 2015 Ex. Bangalore and 1st February, 2015 Ex. Katra. This inaugural of this train will run as special train.
Inaugural Special Service:-
This inaugural special of this train will originate from Bangalore. Accordingly, Train No. 02679 Bangalore – Katra Superfast inaugural special train will depart Bangalore at 02:20 pm on 29th January, 2015 (Thursday) and arrive Katra at 11:00 pm on Saturday. In the return direction, Train No. 02680 Katra – Yesvantpur Superfast inaugural special train will depart Katra at 06:30 am on 1st February, 2015 (Sunday) and arrive Yesvantpur at 03:00 pm Tuesday.
Enroute, these inaugural special trains will stop at Yesvantur, Bellary, Secunderabad, Nagpur, Jhansi, Agra Cantt and New Delhi stations in both the directions. This inaugural special trains will consist of 11 Coaches viz., one AC II Tier, one AC III Tier, six Sleeper Class, one Pantry Car and two Second Class Luggage cum Brake van Coaches.
Regular Service:-
The details of regular services of this Weekly Premium Superfast Express Train are as follows:-
Train No.22679 Yesvantpur – Katra Weekly Premium Superfast Express will depart Yesvantur at 11:30 am on every Saturday commencing from 7th February, 2015 and arrive Katra at 07:45 pm on Monday. In the return direction, Train No.22680 Katra - Yesvantpur Weekly Premium Superfast Express will depart Katra at 06:30 am on every Tuesday commencing from 10th February, 2015 and arrive Yesvantpur at 03:00 pm on Thursday.
Enroute, these trains will stop at Bellary, Secunderabad, Nagpur, Jhansi and New stations in both the directions. These trains will consist of 19 Coaches viz., two AC II Tier, three AC III Tier, eleven Sleeper Class, one Pantry Car and two Second Class Luggage cum Brake van Coaches.
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Four Special Trains between Hyderabad – Kakinada Town - Secunderabad & Secunderabad - Kakinada Town - Hyderabad

In order to clear extra rush of Passengers, South Central Railway will run four special trains between Hyderabad - Kakinada Town - Secunderabad and Secunderabad – Kakinada Town - Hyderabad as detailed below:-
1. Hyderabad - Kakinada Town - Secunderabad Special Train (Via Nalgonda, Guntur, Vijayawada, Rajahmundry):- (02 services)
Train No.07427 Hyderabad - Kakinada Town Special train will depart Hyderabad at 10:50 pm on 29th, January, 2015 arrive/depart Secunderabad 11:20/11:30 pm and arrive Kakinada Town at 09:15 am on the next day.
In the return direction, Train No. 07428 Kakinada Town – Secunderabad Special train will depart Kakinada Town at 06:30 pm on 30th January, 2015 and arrive Secunderabad at 04: 15 am on the next day.
2. Secunderabad - Kakinada Town - Hyderabad Special Train (Via Nalgonda, Guntur, Vijayawada, Rajahmundry):- (02 services)
Train No.07427 Secunderabad - Kakinada Town Special train will depart Secunderabad at 11:30 pm on 31st, January, 2015 and arrive Kakinada Town at 09:15 am on the next day.
Train No. 07428 Kakinada Town – Hyderabad Special train will depart Kakinada Town at 06:30 pm on 1st February, 2015 and arrive/depart Secunderabad at 04: 15 / 04:25 am on the next day and arrive Hyderabad at 04:55 am.
Enroute, these special trains will stop at Nalgonda, Miryalaguda, Piduguralla, Sattenapalli, Guntur, Vijayawada, Eluru, Tadepalligudem, Nidadavolu, Rajahmundry and Samalkot stations in both the directions.
These trains will have 15 coaches viz., eight Sleeper Class, one Second Class Chair Car, four General Second Class and two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake van Coaches.
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Monday, 26 January 2015

Konkan Railway toll-free number /grievance on KR section

Passengers can now dial toll-free number 18002331332 for knowing the running status of trains on Konkan Railway route.
Toll-free enquiry no. 18002331332 has become operational on 26th Jan. It replaces the earlier enquiry no. 18002661332.
or any grievance on KR section, you can send SMS on 9004470700 or record grievance on toll-free Voice Registration Number 18002665725.
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Saturday, 24 January 2015

Temporary cancellation of passenger trains Coimbatore-Mettupalayam

Coimbatore-Mettupalayam passenger trains (train nos 56149 and 56150) have been cancelled temporarily in view of the railway electrification work in that sector.
According to a release from the Salem Division of Southern Railways, the passenger trains stand cancelled between January 24 and February 7 from Coimbatore North station and Mettupalayam.

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Friday, 23 January 2015

Railway Protection Force, an Armed Force Protecting Indian Railways, Participating in the Republic Day Parade

The Contingent of Railway Protection Force (RPF), an Armed Force of the Union of India is participating in the Republic Day Parade-2015 representing about 75000 Officers & men of the Force deployed throughout the length and breadth of the Indian Railways. The Marching contingent of RPF is being commanded by Shri Vinit Kharab, Assistant Commandant and also consists of 03 Sub-ordinate Officers and 144 other ranks led by RPF Band. The RPF Band is being led by Mr. Mushtaq Ahmed, Inspector and consists of 04 Sub-ordinate Officers and 72 other ranks playing marching tune “Bharat ke Jawan”.

The history of the Railway Protection Force dates back to 1882 when various Railway companies appointed their own guards for protection of Railway property. The Force was declared as statutory force in the year 1957 by an enactment of Parliament and subsequently declared as an Armed Force of the Union of India in the year 1985. The Force has given creditable performance not only in safeguarding the Railway property but also ensuring safety and security of Railway passengers. During the last 57 years of its existence, the members of the Force numbering more than 800 sacrificed their lives in the service of the nation while valiantly performing their duties under hazardous conditions.

This Force draws its men from all parts of the country and thus takes pride in reflecting a truly national character and image. Smart young men of RPF Contingent dressed in traditional Angola shirts and Khaki trousers with colourfully striped headgears with embroidered badges are participating in this Republic Day Parade armed with INSAS.

This force has earned recognition and glory since its inception. The RPF received many Medals for meritorious service, bravery and good investigation during the discharge of duties. RPF received President’s Colour from the then Hon’ble President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam in the year 2006. Upto 2014, RPF has been awarded with a total of 852 prestigious Medals which includes 661 Indian Police Medals, 71 President’s Police Medals, 03 President’s Police Medals for gallantry, 18 Indian Police Medals for gallantry, 44 Fire service Medals and 55 Railway Minister’s Medals. 
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“Indian Railways – On A Fast Track To The Future” is the Theme of Indian Railways Republic Day Tableau this Year

For this year’s Republic Day Parade, the Indian Railways presents a special tableau with the theme “Indian Railways – On a Fast Track to the Future”. The tableau showcases a high speed train- design of which is based on existing high speed trains of the world. Being the most economical means of transport, Indian Railways caters to the need of common man.

The Indian Railways’ progress in bringing about transformative changes in the sector through high speed trains, station infrastructure and passenger terminals and women empowerment has been presented in the tableau.

Indian Railways promotes gender equality. The tableau endeavours to show that women are empowered in the Railways. They are now being selected for jobs for which only males were considered earlier. Women are increasingly being employed as train drivers, station masters, technical fitters, guards and in the Railway Protection Force (RPF). 
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Central Railway will operate Mega Block on its suburban sections for carrying out maintenance work on 25.1.2015

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 will be diverted on UP slow line between Kalyan and Thane stations halting at all stations and further re-diverted on UP fast line between Thane and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus halting at Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar, Kurla, Dadar and Byculla stations and will arrive destination 20 minutes behind schedule.
DN fast services leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai 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.

Train No. 50104 Ratnagiri – Dadar passenger will be terminated at Diva station and Train No. 50103 Dadar – Ratnagiri Passenger will leave from Diva station on 25.1.2015.

CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI TERMINUS-KURLA DN HARBOUR LINE &
VADALA ROAD-BANDRA UP AND DN HARBOUR LINES FROM 11.10 AM TO 3.10 PM
All Dn harbour line services to Bandra / Andheri leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai from 10.48 am to 3.33 pm and UP harbour line services for Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai leaving Bandra / Andheri from 10.40 am to 4.13 pm will remain suspended.
Dn Harbour line services to Vashi / Belapur /Panvel leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai from 10.52 am to 3.13 pm will run via Main Line on DN slow line up to Byculla halting at all stations and further on DN fast line up to Kurla stopping at Parel, Dadar, Matunga and Sion stations and further diverted on DN Harbour line proper.
All Up and Dn Harbour line services arriving and leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus from 11.00 am to 4.30 pm will arrive destination 10 minutes behind schedule.
Harbour line passengers for Bandra/ Andheri are permitted to travel via Main Line and Western Railway from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm.
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11093 CST-Varanasi Mahanagari Exp sch dep 00.10 hrs on 24.1.2015 is RESCHEDULED

11093 CST-Varanasi Mahanagari Exp sch dep 00.10 hrs on 24.1.2015 is RESCHEDULED at 0430 hrs on 24.1.2015 (Up train 6 hrs late)
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12141 CST-Rajendranagar (Patna) Express sch dep 2325 hrs on 23.1.2015 is RESCHEDULED

12141 CST-Rajendranagar (Patna) Express sch dep 2325 hrs on 23.1.2015 is RESCHEDULED at 0400 hrs on 24.1.2015 (Up train 5 hrs late)
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Shut Down of Passenger Reservation System (PRS) During Intervening Night of 23rd / 24th January, 2015

Shut Down of Passenger Reservation System (PRS)
During Intervening Night of 23rd / 24th January, 2015
Maintenance work is to be taken up at Chennai Passenger Reservation System (PRS) from 11.30 pm of 23rd January, 2015 to 04.15 am of 24th January, 2015.
Due to the above activity, Passenger Reservation System (PRS) for booking of tickets and National Train Enquiry System (NTES) will not be available from 11.30 pm of 23rd January, 2015 to 04.15 am of 24th January, 2015.
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Running Status of Certain Trains on SCR

The Running Status of the following trains which are either terminating or passing through South Central Railway as on today ie., 23rd January, 2015 at 04:00 pm is as follows. (The delays are caused mainly due to foggy weather condition in many part of the Country)
1) Tr. No. 17222 Mumbai LTT – Kakinada Port Express (left Mumbai LTT on 22nd Jan.2015) is running late by 4 hrs 30 minutes.
2) Tr.No. 12296 Patna – Bangalore Sangamithra Express (left Patna on 21st Jan. 2015) is running late by 6 hrs 30 minutes.
3) Tr. No. 12511 Gorakpur – Trivandrum Central Rapti Sagar Express (left Gorakpur on 22nd Jan. 2015) is running late by 4 hrs.
4) Tr. No. 12616 New Delhi – Chennai Central Grand Trunk Express (left New Delhi on 21st Jan. 2015) is running late by 13 hrs.
5) Tr.No. 12652 Hazrat Nizammuddin – Madurai Tamilnadu Sampark kranti Express (left H.Nizammuddin on 22nd Jan. 2015) is running late by 2 hrs 40 minutes.
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RailTel Internet Service (RAILWIRE) launched in Telangana

RailTel Corporation of India Limited, A Mini Ratna Enterprise of the Indian Railways is providing Broadband Internet using its country wide Optic Fiber Cable laid along the railway track. The organisation is ready with necessary equipments available at all Railway stations. RailTel is providing the Broadband services using the local internet Cable Industry on a revenue share basis, for providing end connectivity towards stable & quality internet service to the public on competitive rates. Currently there are more than 1500 highly satisfied customers availing the services in the state.
In this connection, RailTel is organising publicity meetings in Kamareddy, Nizamabad, Warangal, Khammam areas of Telangana for the benefit of the customers and Annual Network Providers (Local Cable Operators), to provide necessary information about the technology and benefits involved.
The publicity campaign will be held in Kamareddy on 25th January, 2015 from 11:00 am onwards, to clarify on all the benefits and technical issues and also facilitate signing of the partnership agreements. For details contact 9849278847 (RailTel).
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