Saturday, 28 February 2015

RESCHEDULING OF TRAIN NO 12527 CHENNAI CENTRAL - KAMAKHYA

Train No 12527 Chennai Central to Kamakhya, A/C Weekly Super Fast Special schedule to leave Chennai Central at 17.20 hrs. o­n 28.02.2015 is rescheduled  at 20.00 hrs of 28-02-2015.
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MORE HOLI SPECIAL TRAINS (08 TRIPS)

To clear extra rush of rail passengers during Holi festival season, the Railway has decided to run special train nos.02503/02504 Kamakhya– New Delhi- Kamakhya Weekly Superfast Express (04 trips), 02047/02048 Mumbai CST– Gorakhpur– Mumbai CST Premium Express (02 trips) & 09005/09006 Bandra Terminus- Gorakhpur- Bandra Terminus Weekly Superfast Express (02 trips) Holi Specials as per the following programme-
02503/02504 Kamakhya - New Delhi Weekly Superfast Holi Special (04 trips)
The 02503 Kamakhya - New Delhi Weekly Superfast Special will depart at 10.00 a.m. from Kamakhya o­n 04.03.2015 & 11.03.2015 (02 trips) o­n every Wednesday to reach New Delhi   at 07.40 p.m. the next day. In the return direction, the 02504 New Delhi - Kamakhya Weekly Superfast Special will depart from New Delhi  at 00.50 midnight o­n 06.03.2015 & 13.03.2015 (02 trips) o­n every Thursday to reach Kamakhya at 12.30 p.m. the next day.
Consisting of o­ne AC II tier, two AC III tier, eight Sleeper Class, four General Class and two Second class cum Luggage Van coaches,, the 02503/02504 Kamakhya– New Delhi- Kamakhya Weekly Superfast Special train will stop at New Bongaigaon, New Jalpaiguri, Katihar, Barauni, VChhapra, Balia, Gazipur City, Varanasi, Lucknow & Moradabad stations enroute in both directions.
02047/02048 Mumbai CST– Gorakhpur– Mumbai CST Premium Holi Special (02 Trips)
The 02047 Mumbai CST– Gorakhpur Premium Express Holi Special train will depart from Mumbai CST o­n Sunday i.e. 01.03.2015 (01 trip) at 02.20 p.m. to reach Gorakhpur at 06.45 p.m. the next day.  In the return direction, the 02048 Gorakhpur– Mumbai CST Premium Express Holi Special train will depart from Gorakhpur o­n Monday i.e. 02.03.2015 (01 trip) at 11.10 p.m. to reach Mumbai CST at 05.05 a.m. the third day.
Consisting of o­ne AC First Class cum AC 2 tier, two AC 3 tier, twelve Sleeper Class and two Second class cum Luggage Van coaches, the 02047/02048 Mumbai CST– Gorakhpur– Mumbai CST Premium Express Holi Special train will stop at Bhusaval, Bhopal, Jhansi, Kanpur & Lucknow stations enroute in both the directions.
09005/09006 Bandra T.- Gorakhpur- Bandra T. Weekly Superfast  Holi Specials (02 trips)
           The 09005 Bandra Terminus- Gorakhpur Weekly Superfast Special train will depart from Bandra Terminus o­n Tuesday i.e. 03.03.2015 (01 trip) at 08.25 p.m. to reach Gorakhpur. at 05.05 a.m. the third day. In the return direction, the 09006 Gorakhpur- Bandra Terminus Weekly Superfast Special train will depart from Gorakhpur o­n Saturday i.e. 07.03.2015 (01 trip) at 07.00 a.m. to reach Bandra Terminus 05.10 p.m. the next day.
Comprising of o­ne AC II Tier, two AC II Tier, cum AC III Tier, three AC III Tier, six Sleeper Class, four General Class and two Disabled Friendly Second class cum Luggage Van coaches, the 09005/09006 Bandra Terminus- Gorakhpur- Bandra Terminus Weekly Superfast Special train will stop at Borivali, Vapi, Surat, Vadodara, Ratlam, Kota, Swaimadhopur, Gangapur City, Hindaun City, Bharatpur, Achnera, Mathura Jn., Hathras City, Kasganj, Farrukhabad, Kannauj, Kanpur Central, Lucknor, Gonda, Basti & Khalilabad stations enroute in both the directions.
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CLOSURE OF COMPUTERISED PASSENGER RESERVATION CENTRES ON HOLI FESTIVAL

On the occasion of Holi Festival o­n 06.3.2015the computerized passenger centres in Delhi area willremain closed/partially closed/ workas per the programme:-
            A skeleton service will be available in morning shift at IRCA Reservation Complex, New Delhi, Delhi Jn. and  Hazrat Nizamuddin Reservation Office from 08.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.  All counters will remain open in the evening shift i.e. from 2.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
However, current reservation counters will work as usual at Delhi, New Delhi & Hazrat Nizamuddin, Anand Vihar T., Delhi Cantt. & Meerut City stations.
            The Sahibabad, New Ghaziabad, Sarojini Nagar, Lajpat Nagar, Okhla, Karkardooma, NOIDA,  Delhi Shahdara, Adarsh Nagar,  Ghaziabad, Naya Azadpur, Subzi Mandi, Kirti Nagar,  Tuglakabad, Shakur Basti, Rohini, AIIMS,  International Tourist Bureau,  Gurgaon, Palam, Delhi Cantt.,  Delhi Sarai Rohilla,  Faridabad, Ballabhgarh,  Palwal,  Narela, Sonepat,  Panipat,  Karnal, Kurukshetra, Kaithal,  Jind, Mansa, Rohtak,  Bahadurgarh,  Nangloi, Shamli,  Muradnagar,  Modinagar,  Meerut City, Meerut Cantt., Muzaffarnagar, Deoband,  Mansa, Kaithal,  Gohana, Jhajhar, Greater Noida, Mahem Town, Baraut, Mini Secretariat, Ganaur, Shahbad Markanda and  Indira Gandhi International Airport Computerized Reservation Office will remain ‘CLOSED”  in morning shift i.e. from 8.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. These centres will work as usual in the evening shift i.e. from 2.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
            The Parliament House, Press Club of India, Supreme Court, Delhi High Court, Delhi University, Jawahar Lal Nehru University, Tis Hazari Court, Kashmere Gate & IIT Reservation Office will remain “CLOSED”  for  the whole day. 
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Friday, 27 February 2015

Train services in city to be affected due to Metro Rail Crossing Works Tomorrow

Train services in city to be affected due to Metro Rail Crossing Works Tomorrow


In order to facilitate Metro Rail crossing works over the SCR Rail track network between Bharatnagar and Sanathnagar Stations in twin cities, traffic block will be imposed o­n train movements in this section from 12:15 pm to 03:15 pm o­n 28thFebruary, 2015 leading to cancellation/ partial cancellation and re-scheduling of several train services including MMTS services as detailed below.
 I) Cancellation:

1. MMTS services (*20 services – Details are enclosed in next page):
a)  All the 18 MMTS services which run to and from Lingamapalli between 12.15 pm to 3.15 pm are cancelled.
b)  Train No. 47185 Lingampalli – Falaknuma MMTS is cancelled
c)  Train No. 47115 Hyderabad – Lingampalli MMTS is cancelled
2. Passenger Trains (4 services)
a)  Train No. 57606 Vikarabad – Kacheguda  Passenger is cancelled
b) Train No. 57518 Tandur – Hyderabad  Passenger is cancelled
c)  Train No. 57517 Hyderabad – Tandur Passenger is cancelled
d) Train No. 57605 Secunderabad – Vikarabad  Passenger is cancelled
II) Partial Cancellation:
a)  Train No. 47200 Falaknuma – Hyderabad MMTS service will be partially cancelled between Secunderabad and Hyderabad.
b) Train No. 12025/12026 Pune – Secunderabad – Pune Shatabdi Express will be partially cancelled between Lingampalli and Secunderabad. The train will terminate and originate from Lingampalli instead of Secunderabad, as per the scheduled timings at Lingampalli.
III) Re-scheduled:
a) Train No. 12748 Vikarabad – Guntur  Palanadu Express, which departs Vikarabad at 01.45 pm is re-scheduled to depart at 02.30 pm. 
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18000 Berths / Seats Generated by Attaching Additional Coaches to Several Express Trains

In order to clear waitlisted passengers and extra rush of passengers, South Central Railway will temporarily augment the following Trains with additional AC III Tier / AC Chair Car / Sleeper Class/General Second Class Chair Car coaches as detailed below:-
1.Train No. 17256 Hyderabad-Narsapur (Daily) Express will be augmented with o­ne Sleeper Class Coach from 1st to 15th March, 2015.

2.Train No. 17255 Narsapur-Hyderabad (Daily) Express will be augmented with o­ne Sleeper Class Coach from 2nd to 16th March, 2015.

3.Train No. 17016 Secunderabad-Bhubaneshwar Visakha (Daily) Express will be augmented with o­ne Sleeper Class Coach from 1st to 15th March, 2015.

4.Train No. 17015 Bhubaneshwar-Secunderabad Visakha (Daily) Express will be augmented with o­ne Sleeper Class Coach from 3rd to 17th March, 2015..

5.Train No. 17250 Secunderabad-Machilipatnam (Daily) Express will be augmented with o­ne Sleeper Class Coach from 1st to 15th March, 2015.

6.Train No. 17249 Machilipatnam - Secunderabad (Daily) Express will be augmented with o­ne Sleeper Class Coach from 2nd to 16th March, 2015.

7.Train No. 12220 Secunderabad – Mumbai LTT AC Duronto (Bi-weekly) Express will be augmented with o­ne AC III Tier Coach o­n 3rd, 6th 10thand 13th March 2015.

8.Train No. 12219 Mumbai LTT – Secunderabad  AC Duronto (Bi-weekly) Express will be augmented with o­ne AC III Tier Coach o­n 4th, 7th, 11th and 14th March 2015.

9.Train No. 17618 Nanded-Mumbai CST Tapovan Express (Daily) will be augmented with o­ne AC Chair Car Coach from 1st to 15th March 2015.

10.Train No. 17617 Mumbai CST- Nanded Tapovan Express (Daily) will be augmented with o­ne AC Chair Car Coach from 2nd to 16th March 2015.

11.Train No. 17688 Dharmabad-Manmad Express (Daily) will be augmented with o­ne AC Chair Car Coach from 1st to 15th March 2015.

12.Train No. 17687 Manmad - Dharmabad Express (Daily) will be augmented with o­ne AC Chair Car Coach from 1st to 15th March 2015.

13.Train No. 17208 Vijayawada-Machilipatnam (Weekly) Express will be augmented with o­ne Sleeper Class Coach o­n 3rd & 10th March, 2015.

14.Train No. 17207 Shirdi Sai Nagar - Vijayawada (Weekly) Express will be augmented with o­ne Sleeper Class Coach o­n 4th & 11th March, 2015.

15.Train No. 12747 Guntur-Vikarabad Palnadu Express (Daily) will be augmented with o­ne AC Chair Car Coach from 1st to 15th March, 2015.

16.Train No. 12748 Vikarabad - Guntur Palnadu Express (Daily) will be augmented with o­ne AC Chair Car Coach from 1st to 15th March, 2015.

17.Train No. 12747 Guntur-Vikarabad Palnadu Express (Daily) will be augmented with two General Second Chair Car Coaches from 1st to 15th March, 2015.

18.Train No. 12748 Vikarabad - Guntur Palnadu Express (Daily) will be augmented with two General Second Chair Car Coaches from 1st to 15th March, 2015.

The augmentation of Coaches will make available around 18080 additional berths/seats (512 AC III Tier berths, 7280 Sleeper Class berths, 6480 AC Chair Car seats and 4320 General Second Chair Car seats) for clearing extra rush and wait listed passengers.

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Two Express Trains Permanently Augmented with one Additional Sleeper Class Coach

1.Train No. 12764 / 12763 Secunderabad-Tirupati-Secunderabad Padmavathi Express will be augmented with o­ne Sleeper Class Coach o­n permanent basis from 28th February, 2015 Ex. Secunderabad and from 1stMarch, 2015 Ex. Tirupati.

 Train No. 12731 / 12732 Secunderabad-Tirupati-Secunderabad Superfast Express will be augmented with o­ne Sleeper Class Coach o­n permanent basis from 3rd March, 2015 Ex. Secunderabad and from 4thMarch, 2015 Ex. Tirupati.

After the augmentation, these trains will have 21 coaches viz., o­ne AC II Tier, two AC III Tier, thirteen Sleeper Class, three General Second Class and two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake van Coaches. 
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SCR to run Thirty Four Summer Special Trains between Kacheguda-Sainagar Shirdi & Secunderabad-Machilipatnam

In order to clear extra rush of Passengers during the Summer Season, SCR will run thirty four special trains between Kacheguda – Sainagar Shirdi and Secunderabad - Machilipatnam as detailed below:-
1)Kacheguda - Sainagar Shirdi - Kacheguda Special Trains (16 services):-

Train No. 07267 Kacheguda - Sainagar Shirdi Special Train will depart Kacheguda at 10:45 pm, arrive/depart Malkajgiri at 11.10/11.11 pm o­n 7th, 14th, 21st & 28thApril and 5th, 12th, 19th & 26thMay, 2015 (Tuesdays) and arrive Sainagar Shirdi at 12:15 pm o­n the next day.
In the return direction, Train No. 07268 Sainagar Shirdi – Kacheguda special train will depart Sainagar Shirdi at 07:10 pm o­n 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th April and 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th May, 2015 (Wednesdays), arrive/depart Malkajgiri at 09.05/09.06 am and arrive Kacheguda at 09:35 am o­n the next day.
      Enroute, these special trains will also stop at Kamareddi, Nizamabad, Mudkhed, Nanded, Purna, Parbhani, Jalna, Aurangabad, Nagarsol, Manmad, Kopargaon and Puntamba stations in both directions.
          These special trains will have 18 coaches viz, o­ne AC II Tier, two AC III Tier, seven Sleeper Class, six General Second Class and two Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches.

2)Secunderabad – Machilipatnam -Secunderabad Special Trains (18 services):-

Train No. 07050 Secunderabad - Machilipatnam Special Train will depart Secunderabad at 10:30 am o­n 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th April and 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st May, 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 o­n 5th, 12th, 19th & 26thApril and 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th& 31st May, 2015 (Sundays)  and arrive Secunderabad at 05:55 am o­n the next day.
Enroute, these special trains will stop at Kazipet, Warangal, Mahbubabad, 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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UTS on Mobile

 The facility for booking unreserved suburban tickets o­n mobile phones was introduced o­n Southern Railway o­n 15.01.2015 with 5 stations o­n the sub-urban network selected from where journeys can commence.





            With effect from 28.02.2015, 13 more suburban stations will be enabled for this application.  This means that passengers can now book suburban tickets through this application for journeys commencing from any of the 18 stations detailed below.





            1. Chennai Beach   2. Chennai Fort   3. Chennai Park   4. Chennai Egmore        5. Nungambakkam   6. Mambalam   7. Saidapet   8. Guindy   9. St. Thomas Mount     10. Palavanthangal   11.Chrompet   12. Tambaram   13. Velachery   14. Tiruvanmiyur   15. Tirumayilai   16. Chennai Central   17. Perambur   18. Ambattur





            Passengers may be aware that the charging of Railway Wallet can be done o­n-line through the IRCTC payment gateway as well as across the counter.  After booking a ticket o­n their mobile phones, the passenger must go to an ATVM at the journey originating station and get a printout of the ticket.  Passengers cannot travel without this printed ticket o­n the trains.



For more details, please log o­n to website www.indianrail.gov.in and www.utsonmobileindrail.gov.in

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THREE PREMIUM SUPERFAST SPECIAL TRAINS DURING SUMMER VACATION BETWEEN BANDRA TERMINUS-GANDHIDHAM

AHMEDABAD-PATNA AND AHMEDABAD-ALLAHABAD



In order to clear extra rush of passenger traffic during forth coming Summer Vacation it has been decided to run premium superfast special trains between Bandra Terminus - Gandhidham, Ahmedabad - Patna and Ahmedabad - Allahabad.


·09455/09456 Bandra(T) – Gandhidham - Bandra(T) Weekly “Premium Super Fast” Special Train (Total 6 services)

Train No. 09455 Bandra(T) - Gandhidham Premium Superfast Weekly Special train will depart Bandra(T) at 16:00 hrs o­n every Thursday from 02nd April, 2015 to 16thApril, 2015 and reach Gandhidham at 06.00 hrs the next day.

Similarly, Train No. 09456 Gandhidham – Bandra(T)  Premium Superfast Weekly Special train will depart Gandhidham  at 22.05  hrs  o­n every Wednesday from 01st April, 2015 to 15thApril, 2015 and will arrive Bandra(T) at 11.15  hrs the next day.

          Enroute the train will halt at Borivali, Surat, Vadodara, Ahmedabad and Samakhiali stations in both directions.

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



·09411/09412 Ahmedabad – Patna – Ahmedabad (Weekly)  Superfast Premium Special Train (via Anand, Godhra) (Total 26 services)


Train No. 09411 Ahmedabad - Patna Weekly Superfast Premium Special train will leave from Ahmedabad at 11.50 hrs every Thursday from 02nd April, 2015 to 25th June, 2015 and will reach Patna at 16.10 hrs the next day (Friday).

Similarly, Train No. 09412 Patna - Ahmedabad Weekly Superfast Premium Special train will leave Patna at 20.30 hrs every Friday from 03rd April, 2015 to 26th June, 2015 and will reach Ahmedabad at 01.50 hrs o­n third day (Sunday).

This train will halt at Ratlam, Kota, Kanpur Central, Allahabad and Mughalsarai stations in both directions.

The train will have AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Second Class Sleeper coaches.

·09421/09422 Ahmedabad – Allahabad – Ahmedabad Weekly Premium Superfast Special Train (Total 26 services)


Train No.09421 Ahmedabad - Allahabad Weekly Premium Superfast Special train will leave Ahmedabad every Sunday at 14.10 hrs to reach Allahabad at 16.40 hrs the next day. This train will run from 05thApril, 2015 to 28th June, 2015.



Similarly, Train No. 09422 Allahabad - Ahmedabad Weekly Premium Superfast Special train will depart Allahabad every Monday at 21.05 hrs to reach Ahmedabad at 23.55 hrs the next day (Tuesday). This train will run from 06th April, 2015 to 29th June, 2015.

The train will halt at Vadodara, Surat, Bhusaval, Jabalpur and Satna stations in both directions.

The train will have AC II tier, AC III tier, Second Class Sleeper Coaches.



Booking for these Premium trains will open 15 days prior to the date of journey as per Advance Reservation period scheduled for Premium trains.
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POWER BLOCK AT PALGHAR ON 1ST MARCH, 2015

Some trains to be Partially Cancelled/Cancelled


            A power block of 3 hours will be taken for replacement of contact wire between Boisar and Palghar o­n Sunday, 1st March 2015 from 11.10 hrs to 14.10 hrs o­n Up line.

            Due to the above block, following changes will take place in running of trains o­n 1st March, 2015 :

            Cancellation of Trains:

Ø93009 Borivali - Dahanu Road EMU departing at 10.31 hrs

Ø93010 Dahanu Road – Churchgate EMU departing at 12.42 hrs

Ø93011 Churchgate – Dahanu Road EMU departing at 10.06 hrs

Ø93012 Dahanu Road – Virar EMU departing at 13.25 hrs

Ø93013 Virar – Dahanu Road EMU departing at 12.15 hrs

Ø93014 Dahanu Road – Dadar EMU departing at 15.20 hrs

Ø69150 Dahanu Road – Virar MEMU departing at 11.10 hrs

Ø69155 Virar – Dahanu Road MEMU departing at 13.20 hrs

Ø69159 Virar – Dahanu Road MEMU departing at 11.55 hrs

Ø69160 Dahanu Road – Dadar MEMU departing at 14.15 hrs

Partially Cancelled Trains:

ØTrain No.59440/59439 Ahmedabad – Mumbai Central Passenger will remain cancelled between Dahanu Road – Mumbai Central – Dahanu Road.

Some long distance trains will be delayed by 10 minutes to 1 hour or more due to the block. Passengers are requested to take note of the above and cooperate with the railway administration.
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Two Holi special train for Bikaner and Gorakhpur

·Bandra Tr.- Bikaner  Special train

Train No. 09003 Bandra Tr. – Bikaner special train will leave from Bandra at Tr. 23.45 hrs on 4th  March, 2015 and will reach Bikaner  at 22.30 hrs the next day.

Similarly, Train No 09004  Bikaner – Bandra Tr.special train will depart from Bikaner at 16.40 hrs o­n 7th  March, 2015 and will reach Bandra Tr. at 16.35 hrs the next day.

The train will halt at Borivali, Vapi, Valsad, Surat, Bharuch, , Vadodra, Anand, Nadiad, Ahmedabad,  Mahesana, Palanpur, Abu Road, Falna, Marwar Jn.Pali Marwar,  Luni, Jodhpur, Gotan, Merta Road, Nagour, Nokha,  stations in both directions.

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


·Bandra Tr.- Gorakhpur  Special train

Train No. 09005  Bandra Tr. – Gorakhpur super fast  special train will leave from Bandra Tr. at 20.25 hrs on 3rd   March, 2015 and will reach Gorakhpur at 05.05  hrs o­n 5th March, 2015.

Similarly, Train No 09006  Gorakhpurr – Bandra Tr. Super fast special train will depart from Gorakhpur at 07.00 hrs o­n 7th  March, 2015 and will reach Bandra Tr. at 17.10   hrs the next day.

The train will halt at Borivali, Vapi, Surat, Vadodra, Ratlam, Kota, Sawaimadhopur, Gangapur City, Hindaun City, Bharatpur, Achhnera, Mathura J., Hatras City,, Kasganj, Farukhabad, Kannauj,  Kanpur Central, Lucknow, Gonda, Basti, Khalilabad,  stations in both directions.

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


The booking for train No. 09003 Bandra Tr.-Bikaner and 09005 Bandra Tr. – Gorakhpur super fast   Special will be been opened from   1st March, 2015                         at all Passenger Reservation Centers.
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HOWRAH-NEW JALPAIGURI SUPERFAST HOLI SPECIAL

To cope with the rush of passengers, Eastern Railway will run o­ne pair of Howrah-New Jalpaiguri Superfast Holi Special leaving Howrah o­n Wednesday (4.3.2015) and New Jalpaiguri o­n Thursday (5.3.2015).

The Up train (03059) will leave Howrah at 23.55 hrs and reach Jalpaiguri at 10.10 hrs o­n the next day. The down train (03060) will leave New Jalpaiguri at 12.35 hrs and will reach at 22.50 hrs o­n the same day.

The train will have General Second class, Sleeper class and Air-conditioned coaches.
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MALDA - ANAND VIHAR HOLI SPECIAL

To cater to the rush of passengers during ‘Holi’ festival, Eastern Railway will run three pairs of Holi Special trains between Malda and Anand Vihar, leaving Malda o­n 9, 16 & 23 March and leaving Anand Vihar Terminal o­n 10, 17 & 24 March, 2015.

          The Up Special train (03429) will leave Malda at 9:05 hrs and reach Anand Vihar at 14.35 hrs o­n the next day. The Down train (03430) will leave Anand Vihar at 17.10 hrs and will reach Malda at 23.50 hrs o­n the next day.

          The train will have General Second Class, Sleeper Class , AC 3-Tier and AC 2-Tier accomodations
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RAILWAY BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS FOR NF RAILWAY

The Union Railway Budget for 2015-16, which was tabled in the Parliament today, provided proposals for considerable increase in allotment of funds for the projects already sanctioned in Assam and Northeastern region.While presenting the Budget, the Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said that Indian Railways is committed to provide rail connectivity to all the Northeastern States. After Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalya have been brought o­n the railway map of India this year, the Barak Valley would also be brought o­n Broad Gauge by March this year and work for connecting the remaining States of the region is also progressing well.
Special emphasis has been laid for the Doubling of tracks over N. F. Railway. Two new works have been sanctioned - (1) Bongaigaon – Goalpara – Guwahati (176 km) at an estimated cost Rs. 1832 crores & (2) Digaru – Hojai (102km) at an estimated cost of Rs. 946 crores. As the Guwahati – Digaru and Lumding – Hojai Patch Doubling works had already been sanctioned earlier, the sanctioning of the Digaru – Hojai Doubling will ensure double line for the complete Guwahati – Lumding section.
For the three Patch Doubling works already sanctioned in the New Jalpaiguri – New Coochbehar – Samuktala Road section in North Bengal, Rs. 395 crore have been allotted this year.
 The total fund allotment for Doubling works over N. F. Railway is Rs. 509 crores which is 26% more than the allotment made last year.
A total outlay of Rs. 4486 cores have been proposed for the already sanctioned works of construction of New Lines over N. F. Railway which is 9% more than the funds allotted for 2014-15.
An outlay of Rs. 701 cores has been proposed for Bogibeel Bridge project for 2015-16 which is 17% more than the outlay for 2014-15.
A new Goods Terminal Siding has been proposed for Azara at an estimated cost of Rs. 34 cores.
Considering the Safety implications, significant emphasis has been laid o­n manning of Unmanned Level Crossings (UMLCs) in the Budget and a total of 306 UMLCs over N. F. Railway are proposed to be manned. Details of the proposals for N. F. Railway are as under:
Sl No.
State
Section
Number of UMLCs proposed to be manned
1
Assam
Rangapara North – Harmuti
45
2
Harmuti – North Lakhimpur
6
3
Balipara – Bhalukpong
6
4
Tinsukia Division
60
5
Lumding Division(Jagiroad sub-division)
50
6
North Lakhimpur – Morkongselek
19
7
Alipurduar Division (Assam State)
21
8
West Bengal
Alipurduar Division (West Bengal State)
35
9
West Bengal & Bihar
Katihar Division
64
30 Light Road Over Bridges in lie of Level Crossings have also been proposed for Katihar Division including Eklakhi – Balurghat, Katihar – Kumedpur, Katihar – Jogbani, Barsoi – Radhikapur and Jalpaiguri Road – Haldibari sections.
One subway in lieu of Level Crossing has been proposed between Kokrajhar – Salakati in Assam.
In order to augment train maintenance facilities and thereby enabling running of more trains, o­ne additional pit line has been proposed for Dibrugarh.
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Flagging off EMU Train No. 64167/64168 Palwal-New Delhi-Aligarh EMU Daily Service by Hon’ble Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar.

Over Delhi Division, Delhi area is a Central hub for Passengers, Goods and Parcel traffic. New Delhi-Palwal section of Delhi Division is a very important section which connects Southern & Western parts of the country. 105 trains consisting of Rajdhani, Duronto, Garib Rath, Shatabdi and long distance trains are passing in each direction daily in New Delhi - Palwal section. In addition to the above, 23 passenger trains are also providing services to the residents of Delh/New Delhi-Palwal section.
Today a new EMU Train No. 64167/64168 from Palwal to Aligarh via New Delhi was flagged off from Palwal by Chief Guest Hon’ble Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar. Hon’ble Member of Parliament/Lok Sabha from South Delhi Shri Ramesh Bidhuri also graced the occasion. Shri Arun Arora Divisional Railway Manager/Delhi and other Senior Railway officials of Delhi Division were also present.
            The64167 Palwal- Aligarh Jn.DailyEMU passenger train will depart from Palwal from 28.02.2015 at 03.50 a.m. to reach Aligarh Jn. at 10.30 a.m. the same day. In the return direction, the64168 Aligarh Jn.- PalwalDailyEMU passenger train will depart from Aligarh Jn. from 27.02.2015 at 04.30 p.m. to reach Palwal at 10.30 p.m. the same day.

     The 64167/64168 Palwal- Aligarh Jn.- PalwalDailyEMU passengertrain will stop at Asoaoti, Balabhgarh, Faridabad New Town, Faridabad, Tughlakabad, Okhla, Nizamuddin, Tilak Bridge, Shivaji Bridge, New Delhi, Shivaji Bridge, Tilak Bridge, Mandawali Chander H, Anand Vihar H, Chandernagar H, Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Maripat, Dadri, Boraki H, Ajaibpur, Dankaur, Wair, Chola, Gangraul, Sikandarpur, Khurja, Kamalpur, Danwar, Somna, Kulwa and Mehrawal railway stations enroute in both directions.

Hon’ble Minister of State thanked Hon’ble Prime Minister and Hon’ble Minister of Railways for a very heartening Railway Budget and for the new EMU train service between Palwal and Aligarh. He also announced that benches would be provided from his MPLAD fund at important railway stations of Faridabad Lok Sabha constituency like Faridabad, Palwal and Hodal railway stations. He further said that a generator will be provided at the Palwal Railway station. Hon’ble MP Shri Ramesh Bidhuri praised the Railway Budget and said that this new EMU service will be a boon to the daily commuters of Palwal and the enroute stations till Aligarh.
            Divisional Railway Manager, Delhi, Shri Arun Arora said that during the year 2015-2016, am electric substation and LED lighting will be provided at Palwal station. He also said that a new booking office and a new island platform, 1A/1B are to be completed this year. Repair work o­n Platform No. 1/2 and 4/5 will be done in this financial year. Apart from this, fourth line upto Asaoti station is expected to be completed soon. 
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MEGA BLOCK ON 1.3.2015

Central RailwayPress ReleaseMEGA BLOCK o­n 1.3.2015Central Railway will operate Mega Block o­n its suburban sections for carrying out maintenance work o­n 1.3.2015: -KALYAN -THANE UP FAST LINE FROM 11.10 AM TO 4.10 PMUP 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 1.3.2015. o­ne special local will run from Dadar (leaving at 3.35 pm); (Thane dep at 4.03 pm) to Diva (arriving at 4.13 pm) for the passengers of 50103.
KURLA-VASHI UP & DN LINES FROM 11.00 AM TO 3.00 PM. Dn harbour line services to Panvel, Belapur and Vashi leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus from 10.23 am to 3.01 pm and Up harbour line services towards Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus leaving from Panvel, Belapur and Vashi from 10.20 am to 3.04 pm will remain suspended.
Special trains will run o­n Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus - Kurla and Vashi - Panvel sections during the block period.
Harbour line Passengers are permitted to travel via Trans Harbour Line/ Main Line from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. 
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TRAFFIC BLOCKS ON APTA - KASU SECTION

Central RailwayPress Release
TRAFFIC BLOCKS o­n APTA - KASU SECTION
Central Railway will operate Traffic Blocks o­n Apta - Kasu section in connection with commissioning of doubling line from 1.3.2015 to 3.3.2015 as detailed under-
Traffic Block-1 :  On 1.3.2015 (Sunday)On Apta - Kasu section from 07.35 am to 12.20 pm.
Repercussions-
PARTIAL CANCELLATION OF PASSENGER TRAINS o­n 1.3.2015
1. Train No. 71089 Diva - Roha DEMU passenger leaving Diva at 09.10 hrs will run upto Panvel. (Remain cancelled between Panvel and Roha)2. Train No. 71096 Roha - DEMU passenger will run Ex Panvel at 17.55 hrs. (Remain cancelled between Roha and Panvel)3. Train No. 50104 Ratnagiri-Dadar passenger will be cancelled between Diva and Dadar Train No. 50103 Dadar-Ratnagiri passenger will leave from Diva o­n 1.3.2015.
REGULATION OF DOWN TRAINS o­n 1.3.2015 -
Train No. 10103 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus - Madgaon Mandavi Express, Train No. 12618 H. Nizamuddin - Ernakulam Lakshdweep Express, Train Nos. 16345 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Thiruvananthapuram Netravati Express and Train Nos.19578 Hapa - Tirunelveli Express will be regulated between Panvel - Somatne during the block period.REGULATION OF UP TRAINS o­n 1.3.2015 -
Train No. 12217 Kochuveli - Chandigarh Kerala Sampark Kranti Express, Train No. 50104 Ratnagiri - Dadar passenger, Train No. 12617 Ernakulam - H. Nizamuddin Lakshdweep Express and Train No. 22476 Coimbatore -Bikaner Superfast AC Express will regulated at between Roha - Nagothane section and will arrive destination behind schedule.      
Traffic Block-2: o­n 2.3.2015 (Monday)On Up line at Jite from 06.30 am to 10.30 am.
Repercussions- Train No.12202 Kochuveli - Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Garib Rath Express will be regulated and arrive destination 45 minutes behind schedule.  
Traffic Block-3: o­n 3.3.2015 (Tuesday)On Dn line at Jite from 1.15 pm to 5.15 pm.
Repercussions- Train No.12619 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Manglore Matsyagandha Express will be regulated and arrive Roha 45 minutes behind schedule.   
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Shri P.K. Srivastava, General Manager South Central Railway Addresses Press Conference on Railway Budget 2015

GM/SCR seen addressing the Press Conference o­n Rly Budget - 2015

Shri P.K. Srivastava, General Manager, South Central Railway addressed a Press Conference o­n Railway Budget 2015 today i.e. 26th February 2015 at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad. The Press Conference was attended by several Principal Heads of Departments of the Zone.
  Addressing the media present o­n the occasion, Shri P.K. Srivastava highlighted the fact that South Central Railway has got the highest allocations for o­ngoing projects, as compared to earlier years. He stated that :-
·Towards infrastructure, SCR has been sanctioned an staggering amount of Rs 2768 Crs for the year 2015-16, which is 24% more than the year 2014-15.
·The total outlay earmarked for New Lines, Doubling, Bridges, Road over Bridges, Traffic Facilities and other specified works etc is Rs 984.33 Crs, which is 60% higher as compared to Rs 616 Crs during the FY 2014-15.
·For New Lines, the budgetary grant for 2015-16 is Rs 511.6 Crs., which is 23% more than previous year.
·For Doubling works, the budgetary grant for 2015-16 is Rs 233 Crs., which is 331.56% more than previous year.
·For Bridges, the budgetary grant for 2015-16 is Rs 26.9 Crs., which is 61% more than previous year.
·For Road over Bridges, the budgetary grant is Rs 101.67 Crs, for Traffic Facilities the budgetary grant is Rs 40.68 Crs for the year 2015-16.
In Terms of Budgetary Allocations for important o­ngoing new line projects, the details are as follows:-
vRs 141 Crs for Peddapalli-Karimnagar-Nizamabad project.
vRs 100 Crs for Mellacheruvu-Vishnupuram project.
vRs 130 Crs for Nandyal-Yerraguntla project
(This high allocation will enable in completing the above three projects.)
vRs 20 Crs for Manoharabad-Kothapalli project.
vRs 110 Crs for Nadikudi-Srikalahasti project.
vRs 35 Crs for Gulbarga-Bidar project.
vRs 150 Crs for Vijayawada-Bhimavaram-Nidadavolu doubling and electrification works, has been allotted.

Summary of Sanctioned Projects in SCR in Railway Budget 2015
The new projects sanctioned for SCR in the Railway Budget 2015 include four doubling, three tripling and o­ne new railway line projects to a length of 1197 Kms. The total anticipated cost is Rs 11703 Crs and the budgetary allocation in the railway budget 2015 is Rs 267.59 Crs. The details are as below:-

ØVijayawada-Gudur Tripling of railway line project (293  Kms) at an anticipated cost of    Rs 2423 Crs. The budgetary allocation for the year 2015-16 is Rs 55.4 Crs.
ØDuvvada-Vijayawada Tripling of railway line project (335 Kms) at an anticipated cost of Rs         3350 Crs. The budgetary allocation for the year 2015-16 is Rs 76.6 Crs.
ØKazipet-Balharshah Tripling of railway line project (202 Kms) at an anticipated cost of   Rs 2020 Crs. The budgetary allocation for the year 2015-16 is Rs 46.19 Crs.
ØGooty-Dharmavaram-Banglore Doubling of railway line project (180 Kms) at an anticipated cost of Rs 1800 Crs. The budgetary allocation for the year 2015-16 is Rs 41.16 Crs.
ØSecunderabad-Mahboobnagar Doubling of railway line project (110 Kms) at an anticipated cost of Rs 1200 Crs. The budgetary allocation for the year 2015-16 is Rs 27.44 Crs.
ØRenigunta, Dharmavaram & Wadi Bypass Doubling of railway line project (21 Kms) at an anticipated cost of Rs 300 Crs. The budgetary allocation for the year 2015-16 is Rs 6.86 Crs.
ØVijayawada & Kazipet Bypass new railway line project (15 Kms) at an anticipated cost of Rs       200 Crs. The budgetary allocation for the year 2015-16 is Rs 4.57 Crs.
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Cancellation/Regulation of Certain Trains due to Line Block on Tirupati-Katpadi Section

South Central Railway will impose line block for deep screening works between Putalapattu and Chittoor stations on Tirupati – Katpadi Section o­n Guntakal Division for 33 days from 27th February 2015 o­nwards. As a result,the following Passenger trains will be cancelled/regulated as detailed below:-

 Passenger Trains Cancelled:-
1. Train No. 57405/57406 Tirupati-Katpadi-Tirupati passenger trains are cancelled.
2. Train No. 56888/56887 Katpadi-Tirupati-Katpadi passenger trains are cancelled.

Trains regulated during this period:-

1)Train No. 17407 Tirupati-Mannargudi Pamani Express will be regulated for 20 minutes at Putalapattu only o­n Tuesdays.
2)Train No. 22616 Coimbatore-Tirupati Express will be regulated for 20/10 minutes at Putalapattu o­n Tuesdays/Fridays respectively.
3) Train No. 22618 Tirupati-Yesvantpur Express will be regulated for 20/10 minutes at Tirupati o­n Tuesdays/Fridays respectively.
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SCR to Run 8 Special Trains (Instead of 16 Announced Earlier) between Vijayawada –Tirupati and Tirupati – Kakinada Town

In revision to SCR PR. No. 805 issued o­n 24thFeb, 2015, there is a change in the number of days of service and timings of special trains being run between Vijayawada - Tirupati  and Tirupati – Kakinada Town as detailed below:-



I)Train No. 07259/07260 Vijayawada-Tirupati-Vijayawada Special Trains (4 Services):-

Train No. 07259 Vijayawada – Tirupati special train will depart Vijayawada at 11:15 pm o­n 5th and 12th March, 2015 and arrive Tirupati at 09:25 am o­n the next day.

In the return direction, Train No. 07260 Tirupati – Vijayawada special train will depart Tirupati at 07:55 pm o­n 8th and 15th March, 2015 and arrive Vijayawada at 04:50 pm o­n the next day.

Enroute, these special trains will stop at New Guntur, Tenali, Chirala, o­ngole, Nellore, Gudur, Srikalahasti and Renigunta stations in both the directions. These special 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.



II)Train No. 07261/07262 Tirupati–Kakinada Town–Tirupati Special Trains (4 services):-

Train No. 07261 Tirupati – Kakinada Town special train will depart Tirupati at 03:30 pm o­n 6th and 13thMarch, 2015 and arrive Kakinada Town at 04:15 am o­n the next day.

In the return direction, Train No. 07262 Kakinada Town – Tirupati special train will depart Kakinada Town at 08:05 pm o­n 7th and 14th March, 2015 and arrive Tirupati at 10:15 am o­n the next day.

Enroute, these special trains will stop at Renigunta, Srikalahasti, Gudur, Nellore, o­ngole, Chirala, Tenali, New Guntur, Vijayawada, Eluru, Tadepalligudem, Rajahmundry and Samalkot stations in both the directions. These special 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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SCR to Run 26 Special Trains between Secunderabad-Machilipatnam, Vijayawada –Tirupati and Tirupati – Kakinada Town

In order to clear extra rush of passengers during summer season, Special Trains between Secunderabad - Machilipatnam, Vijayawada - Tirupati  and Tirupati – Kakinada Town will be run as detailed below:-

I)Train No. 07050 / 07049 Secunderabad-Machilipatnam-Secunderabad Special Trains (10 services):-

Train No. 07050 Secunderabad - Machilipatnam special train will depart Secunderabad at 10:30 am o­n 1st, 8th 15th, 22nd and 29th March, 2015 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, 22nd and 29th March, 2015 and arrive Secunderabad at    05:55 am o­n the same day.

Enroute, these special trains will stop at Kazipet, Waranga, Mahbubabad, Khammam, Vijayawada, Gudivada, Gudlavalleru and Pedana stations in both the 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 Second Class Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches.



II)Train No. 07259 / 07260 Vijayawada-Tirupati- Vijayawada Special Trains (8 services):-

Train No. 07259 Vijayawada – Tirupati special train will depart Vijayawada at 11:15 pm o­n 5th, 12th, 19thand 26th March, 2015 and arrive Tirupati at 09:25 am o­n the next day.

In the return direction, Train No. 07260 Tirupati – Vijayawada special train will depart Tirupati at 03:30 pm o­n 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th March, 2015 and arrive Vijayawada at 11.55 pm o­n the same day.

Enroute, these special trains will stop at New Guntur, Tenali, Chirala, o­ngole, Nellore, Gudur, Srikalahasti and Renigunta stations in both the directions. These special 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.



III) Train No. 07261 / 07262 Tirupati – Kakinada Town – Tirupati Special Trains (8 services):-

Train No. 07261 Tirupati – Kakinada Town special train will depart Tirupati at 03:30 pm o­n 6th, 13th, 20thand 27th March, 2015 and arrive Kakinada Town at 04:15 am o­n the next day.

In the return direction, Train No. 07262 Kakinada Town – Tirupati special train will depart Kakinada Town at 07:15 pm o­n 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th March, 2015 and arrive Tirupati at 09.25 am o­n the next day.

Enroute, these special trains will stop at Renigunta, Srikalahasti, Gudur, Nellore, o­ngole, Chirala, Tenali, New Guntur, Vijayawada, Eluru, Tadepalligudem, Rajahmundry and Samalkot stations in both the directions. These special 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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SCR to Run Two Holi Superfast Special Trains Between Secunderabad – Patna

Train No. 02791 Secunderabad – Patna superfast special train will depart Secunderabad at 06:15 am o­n 1st March, 2015 and arrive Patna at 01:45 pm o­n the next day.

In the return direction, Train No. 02792 Patna – Secunderabad superfast special train will depart Patna at 11:40 pm o­n 3rd March, 2015 and arrive Secunderabad at 05:00 am o­n the second day. i.e. 5thMarch 2015.

Enroute, these special trains will stop at Kazipet, Ramagundam, Ballarshah, Nagpur, Itarsi, Jabalpur, Satna, Manikpur, Cheoki and Mughal Sarai stations in both the directions. These trains will have 17 coaches viz., o­ne AC II Tier, o­ne AC III Tier, eight Sleeper Class, four General Second Class, o­ne General Second Chair Car and two Second Class Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches.
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Run of Premium and Special Trains to clear Summer Rush

I)Train No. 00851 / 00852 Bhubaneshwar-Bangalore Cantonment-Bhubaneswar Premium Bi-Weekly Special Trains via., Vijayawada - 52 services:-

Train No. 00851 Bhubaneshwar - Bangalore Cantonment Bi-Weekly Premium special train will depart Bhubaneshwar at 10:50 pm (on Wednesdays and Saturdays) during the period from 1st April to 27thJune, 2015 and arrive Bangalore Cantonment at 10:40 pm o­n Thursdays and Sundays.

 In the return direction, Train No. 00852 Bangalore Cantonment – Bhubaneshwar Bi-Weekly Premium special train will depart Bangalore Cantonment at 01:00 am (on Fridays and Mondays) during the period from 3rd April to 29th June, 2015 and arrive Bhubaneshwar at 01:45 am o­n Sundays and Wednesdays.

Enroute, these special trains will stop at Brahmapur, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Renigunta and Jolarpettai stations in both the directions. These special trains will have 19 coaches viz., o­ne AC II Tier, four AC III Tier, eleven Sleeper Class, o­ne Pantry Car and two Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches.



II)Train No. 02882 / 02881 Bhubaneshwar-Pune-Bhubaneswar Weekly Premium Special Trains via., Vijayawada, Secunderabad - 26 services:-

Train No. 02882 Bhubaneshwar – Pune Weekly Premium special train will depart Bhubaneshwar at 10:15 pm o­n Sundays during the period from 5th April to 28th June, 2015 arrive/depart Secunderabad at 04.10/04.20 pm o­n Mondays and arrive Pune at 05:00 am o­n Tuesdays.

In the return direction, Train No. 02881 Pune – Bhubaneshwar Weekly Premium special train will depart Pune at 11:15 am, arrive/depart Secunderabad at   10.00/10.15 pm o­n Tuesdays during the period from 7th April to 30th June, 2015 and arrive Bhubaneshwar at 05.35 am o­n Wednesdays.

Enroute, these special trains will stop at Brahmapur, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Secunderabad and Solapur stations in both the directions. These special trains will have 15 coaches viz., o­ne AC II Tier, o­ne AC III Tier, ten Sleeper Class, o­ne Pantry Car and two Second Class Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches.



III)Train No. 08502/08501 Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam-Secunderabad Weekly Special  Trains via Vijayawada - 26 services:

Train No. 08502 Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam Weekly Special Train will depart Secunderabad o­n Tuesday  at 04:30 pm during the period from 7thApril to 30th June, 2015 and arrive Visakhapatnam at 06:30 am o­n the next day.

In the opposite direction, Train No.08501 Visakhapatnam-Secunderabad Weekly Special Train will depart Visakhapatnam o­n Wednesdays at 11:00 pm during the period from 8th April to 1stJuly, 2015 and arrive Secunderabad at 11:45 am o­n the next day.

Enroute, these Weekly Special Trains will stop at Kazipet, Warangal, Khammam, Vijayawada, Eluru, Tadepalligudem, Rajahmundry, Samalkot, Annavaram, Tuni, Anakapalli and Duvvada stations in both the directions. These trains will have 20 coaches viz, o­ne AC II Tier, two AC III Tier, nine Sleeper class, six General Second class and two Second Class Luggage cum Brake Van coaches.

IV)Train No. 02873/02874 Visakhapatnam-Tirupati-Visakhapatnam Weekly Special via Vijayawada - 26 services:

Train No. 02873 Visakhapatnam - Tirupati Weekly Special Train will depart Visakhapatnam at 04:45 pm o­n Mondays during the period from 6thApril to 29th June, 2015 and arrive Tirupati at 04:30 am o­n the next day.

In the return direction, Train No.02874 Tirupati - Visakhapatnam Weekly Special Train will depart Tirupati at 04:00 pm o­n Tuesdays during the period from 7th April to 30th June, 2015 and arrive Visakhapatnam at 05:15 am o­n the next day.

Enroute, these Weekly Special Trains will stop at Duvvada, Anakapalli, Samalkot, Rajahmundry, Vijayawada and Renigunta stations in both the directions. These trains will have 20 coaches viz, o­ne AC II Tier, two AC III Tier, nine Sleeper class, six General Second class and two Second Class Luggage cum Brake Van coaches.

V)Train No. 08301/08302 Sambalpur-Yesvantpur-Sambalpur Weekly Special Trains - 26 services:

Train No. 08301 Sambalpur-Yesvantpur Weekly Special Train will depart Sambalpur at 08:50 am o­n Wednesdays during the period from 1stApril to 24th June, 2015 arrive/depart Vijayawada at 01:45/01:55 am and arrive Yesvantpur at 04:30 pm o­n Thursdays.

In the return direction, Train No.08302 Yesvantpur-Sambalpur Weekly Special Train will depart Yesvantpur at 00:30 am o­n Fridays during the period from 3rd April to 26th June, 2015 arrive/depart Vijayawada at 02:15/02:35 pm o­n the same day and arrive Sambalpur at 06:15 am o­n Saturday.

Enroute, these Weekly Special Trains will stop at Bargarh, Bolangir, Titlagarh, Kesinga, Muniguda, Rayagada, Parvatipuram, Bobbili, Vijayanagaram, Visakhapatnam, Samalkot, Rajahmundry, Eluru, Vijayawada, o­ngole, Nellore, Gudur, Renigunta, Tirupati, Pakala, Chittoor, Katpadi, Jolarpettai and Krishnarajapuram stations in both the directions. These trains will have 17 coaches viz, o­ne AC II Tier, o­ne AC III Tier, ten Sleeper class, three General Second class and two Second Class Luggage cum Brake Van coaches.

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TEMPORARY AUGMENTATION OF TRAINS

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





Train No.16733/16734 Rameswaram – Okha – Rameswaram weekly express trains will be temporarily augmented by 1 second class sleeper coach ex. Rameswaram from 27.02.2015 to 26.06.2015 and ex. Okha from 03.03.2015 to 30.06.2015.





Train No.12664/12663 Tiruchchirappalli – Howrah – Tiruchchirappalli bi-weekly express trains will be temporarily augmented by 1 AC 3-tier coach ex. Tiruchchirappalli from 24.02.2015 to 26.06.2015 and ex. Howrah from 26.02.2015 to 28.06.2015.





Train No.16031/16032 Chennai Central – Jammu Tawi – Chennai Central Andaman tri-weekly express trains will be temporarily augmented by 1 second class sleeper coach ex. Chennai Central from 25.02.2015 to 28.06.2015 and ex. Jammu Tawi from 27.02.2015 to 30.06.2015.





Train No.16093/16094 Chennai Central – Lucknow – Chennai Central bi-weekly express trains will be temporarily augmented by 1 second class sleeper coach ex. Chennai Central from 24.02.2015 to 27.06.2015 and ex. Lucknow from 26.02.2015 to 29.06.2015.





Train No.12647/12648 Coimbatore – Hazrat Nizamuddin – Coimbatore Kongu weekly express trains will be temporarily augmented by 1 second class sleeper coach ex. Coimbatore from 22.02.2015 to 28.06.2015 and ex. Hazrat Nizamuddin from 25.02.2015 to 01.07.2015.





Train No.12682/12681 Coimbatore – Chennai Central – Coimbatore weekly express trains will be temporarily augmented by 1 second class sleeper coach ex. Coimbatore from 27.02.2015 to 26.06.2015 and ex. Chennai Central from 28.02.2015 to 27.06.2015.





Train No.16605/16606 Mangalore – Nagercoil – Mangalore Ernad express trains will be temporarily augmented by 2 second class chair car coaches (reserved) & 2 general second class coaches (unreserved) ex. Mangalore from 27.02.2015 to 27.06.2015 and ex. Nagercoil from 28.02.2015 to 28.06.2015.



Train No.22609/22610 Mangalore – Coimbatore – Mangalore Intercity express trains will be temporarily augmented by 2 second class chair car coaches (reserved) & 2 general second class coaches (unreserved) ex. Mangalore from 01.03.2015 to 27.06.2015 and ex. Coimbatore from 02.03.2015 to 28.06.2015.
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CHANGES IN PATTERN OF TRAIN SERVICES

 Due to line block/power block to facilitate engineering works for construction of a subway to eliminate level crossing no.68 at Madurantakam yard in Chengalpattu – Villupuram section, the following changes will be made in the pattern of train services on 27.02.2015, Friday.








A. The following trains will be partially cancelled


1. Train No.66043/66044 Chennai Beach – Melmaruvathur – Chennai Beach passenger trains will be partially cancelled between Chengalpattu - Melmaruvathur.


2. Train No.56037/56038 Chennai Egmore – Puducherry – Chennai Egmore passenger trains will be partially cancelled between Chengalpattu - Puducherry.


3. Train No.56041/56042 Tirupati – Puducherry – Tirupati passenger trains will be partially cancelled between Chengalpattu - Puducherry.





B. The following train will be fully cancelled


Train No.66045/66046 Melmaruvathur – Villupuram – Melmaruvathur passenger trains will be fully cancelled.





C. The following train will be rescheduled


Train No.12605 Chennai Egmore – Karaikkudi Pallavan express, scheduled to leave Chennai Egmore at 15.45 hrs., will leave late by 30 minutes.





D. The following train will be regulated
Train No.16854 Tiruchchirappalli – Chennai Egmore express will be regulated at Melmaruvathur for 45 minutes.
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CHANGES IN PATTERN OF SUBURBAN TRAIN SERVICES

Due to line block/power block to facilitate engineering works in Chennai Beach – Tambaram section, the following changes will be made in the pattern of suburban train services as explained below.





On 28.02.2015, Saturday


The following suburban trains will be terminated at Chennai Park/Chennai Egmore railway station and returned as passenger special trains to Tambaram/Chengalpattu.





Train No.40072 Tambaram – Chennai Beach EMU local scheduled to leave Tambaram at 11.56 hrs.
Train No.40074 Tambaram – Chennai Beach EMU local scheduled to leave Tambaram at 12.08 hrs.
Train No.40708 Thirumalpur – Chennai Beach EMU local scheduled to leave Thirumalpur at 10.25 hrs.
Train No.40534 Chengalpattu – Chennai Beach EMU local scheduled to leave Chengalpattu at 11.45 hrs.
Train No.40076 Tambaram – Chennai Beach EMU local scheduled to leave Tambaram at 12.47 hrs.
Train No.40536 Chengalpattu – Chennai Beach EMU local scheduled to leave Chengalpattu at 12.15 hrs.
Train No.40078 Tambaram – Chennai Beach EMU local scheduled to leave Tambaram at 13.17 hrs.
Train No.40080 Tambaram – Chennai Beach EMU local scheduled to leave Tambaram at 13.32 hrs.
Train No.40538 Chengalpattu – Chennai Beach EMU local scheduled to leave Chengalpattu at 13.00 hrs.
Train No.40082 Tambaram – Chennai Beach EMU local scheduled to leave Tambaram at 14.02 hrs.
Train No.40084 Tambaram – Chennai Beach EMU local scheduled to leave Tambaram at 14.15 hrs.
Train No.40086 Tambaram – Chennai Beach EMU local scheduled to leave Tambaram at 14.25 hrs.
Train No.40540 Chengalpattu – Chennai Beach EMU local scheduled to leave Chengalpattu at 13.50 hrs.





The following suburban trains will leave from Chennai Park/Chennai Egmore railway stationas passenger special trains to Tambaram/Chengalpattu.





Train No.40073 Chennai Beach – Tambaram EMU local scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 12.43 hrs.
Train No.40075 Chennai Beach – Tambaram EMU local scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 12.56 hrs.
Train No.40535 Chennai Beach – Chengalpattu EMU local scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 13.09 hrs.
Train No.40077 Chennai Beach – Tambaram EMU local scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 13.22 hrs.
Train No.40079 Chennai Beach – Tambaram EMU local scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 13.35 hrs.
Train No.40539 Chennai Beach – Chengalpattu EMU local scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 13.47 hrs.
Train No.40081 Chennai Beach – Tambaram EMU local scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 14.01 hrs.
Train No.40541 Chennai Beach – Chengalpattu EMU local scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 14.13 hrs.
Train No.40083 Chennai Beach – Tambaram EMU local scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 14.23 hrs.
Train No.40085 Chennai Beach – Tambaram EMU local scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 14.32 hrs.
Train No.40543 Chennai Beach – Chengalpattu EMU local scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 14.47 hrs.
Train No.40087 Chennai Beach – Tambaram EMU local scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 15.02 hrs.
Train No.40089 Chennai Beach – Tambaram EMU local scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 15.15 hrs.








On 01.03.2015, Sunday


The following suburban trains will be terminated at Chennai Park/Chennai Egmore railway station and returned as passenger special trains to Tambaram/Chengalpattu.





Train No.40346 Tambaram – Chennai Beach EMU local scheduled to leave Tambaram at 11.50 hrs.
Train No.40348 Tambaram – Chennai Beach EMU local scheduled to leave Tambaram at 12.00 hrs.
Train No.40350 Tambaram – Chennai Beach EMU local scheduled to leave Tambaram at 12.10 hrs.
Train No.40758 Thirumalpur – Chennai Beach EMU local scheduled to leave Thirumalpur at 10.25 hrs.
Train No.40630 Chengalpattu – Chennai Beach EMU local scheduled to leave Chengalpattu at 11.45 hrs.
Train No.40352 Tambaram – Chennai Beach EMU local scheduled to leave Tambaram at 12.40 hrs.
Train No.40354 Tambaram – Chennai Beach EMU local scheduled to leave Tambaram at 12.50 hrs.
Train No.40632 Chengalpattu – Chennai Beach EMU local scheduled to leave Chengalpattu at 12.15 hrs.
Train No.40356 Tambaram – Chennai Beach EMU local scheduled to leave Tambaram at 13.15 hrs.
Train No.40358 Tambaram – Chennai Beach EMU local scheduled to leave Tambaram at 13.30 hrs.
Train No.40634 Chengalpattu – Chennai Beach EMU local scheduled to leave Chengalpattu at 13.00 hrs.
Train No.40360 Tambaram – Chennai Beach EMU local scheduled to leave Tambaram at 14.00 hrs.
Train No.40362 Tambaram – Chennai Beach EMU local scheduled to leave Tambaram at 14.15 hrs.
Train No.40636 Chengalpattu – Chennai Beach EMU local scheduled to leave Chengalpattu at 13.50 hrs.





The following suburban trains will leave from Chennai Park/Chennai Egmore railway stationas passenger special trains to Tambaram/Chengalpattu.





Train No.40353 Chennai Beach – Tambaram EMU local scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 12.40 hrs.
Train No.40355 Chennai Beach – Tambaram EMU local scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 12.50 hrs.
Train No.40357 Chennai Beach – Tambaram EMU local scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 13.00 hrs.
Train No.40631 Chennai Beach – Chengalpattu EMU local scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 13.15 hrs.
Train No.40359 Chennai Beach – Tambaram EMU local scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 13.30 hrs.
Train No.40633 Chennai Beach – Chengalpattu EMU local scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 13.45 hrs.
Train No.40361 Chennai Beach – Tambaram EMU local scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 14.00 hrs.
Train No.40635 Chennai Beach – Chengalpattu EMU local scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 14.15 hrs.
Train No.40363 Chennai Beach – Tambaram EMU local scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 14.30 hrs.
Train No.40637 Chennai Beach – Chengalpattu EMU local scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 14.45 hrs.
Train No.40365 Chennai Beach – Tambaram EMU local scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 15.00 hrs.
Train No.40367 Chennai Beach – Tambaram EMU local scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 15.15 hrs.
Train No.40369 Chennai Beach – Tambaram EMU local scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 15.30 hrs.
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A NEW RAILWAY HELPLINE NUMBER 138, FUNCTIONAL 24 X 7, FOR THE BENEFIT OF RAILWAY PASSENGERS

As announced in the Railway Budget o­n 26.02.2015 by the Hon’ble Union Minister of Railways, customer helpline number 138 has been installed in all the Divisional Çommercial Controls of Southern Railway and made functional to handle all voice complaints relating to cleanliness, food & catering, coach maintenance, medical emergency, linen, etc.Travelling public are requested to make use of this facility to serve them better and efficiently.
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TRACK MONITORING SPECIAL ON HARBOUR AND TRANS HARBOUR LINE

Central RailwayPress ReleaseTRACK MONITORING SPECIAL o­n HARBOUR AND TRANS HARBOUR LINE
Central Railway will run Track Monitoring Special o­n Harbour and Trans-Harbour line for monitoring of tracks as under :-TRANS-HARBOUR LINE  BETWEEN NERUL - THANE ON 26/27.02.2015 (Thursday - Friday Night)Nerul        Dep.  02.15 hrs           Thane       Arr.  02.45 hrsThane       Dep.  02.55 hrs           Nerul        Arr.  03.25 hrs

HARBOUR LINE  BETWEEN CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI TERMINUS - PANVEL  ON 27/28.02.2015 (Friday-Saturday Night)CST         Dep.  01.10 hrs          Panvel      Arr.  02.15 hrsPanvel      Dep.  02.30 hrs         CST         Arr.  03.35 hrs
Passengers are requested to note that these specials will run non-stop o­n these Sections and avoid trespassing.
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4 Holi Special Trains between Mumbai and Gorakhpur/Varanasi - Bookings for 01027 and 01047 open from 26.2.2015

4 HOLI SPECIAL TRAINS  BETWEEN MUMBAI AND GORAKHPUR / VARANASI



Central Railway has decided to run 4 festival special trains to clear the extra rush of passengers during Holi festival. The details are as under:



A. LOKMANYA TILAK TERMINUS - GORAKHPUR SPECIAL



01047 Special train will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 14.20 hrs o­n 04.3.2015 and will arrive Gorakhpur at 21.55 hrs next day.

01048 Special train will leave Gorakhpur at 08.25 hrs o­n 08.3.2015 and will arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 12.05 hrs o­n next day.



HALTS: Thane, Kalyan, Igatpuri, Nasik Road, Bhusaval, Khandwa, Itarsi, Habibganj, Bina, Jhansi, Orai, Kanpur, Lucknow, Gonda, Basti and Khalilabad



COMPOSITION: o­ne AC- 2 tier cum AC- 3 tier,Two AC-3 Tier, 10 Sleeper Class, 7 General Second Class and 2 General Second Class cum guard's brake vans



B. CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI TERMINUS - VARANASI SPECIAL



01027 Special train will leave Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus at 13.30 hrs o­n 04.3.2015 and will arrive Varanasi at 16.30 hrs next day.

01028 Special train will leave Varanasi at 19.00 hrs o­n 05.3.2015 and will arrive Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus at 22.20 hrs next day.



HALTS: Dadar, Thane, Kalyan, Nasik Road, Manmad, Jalgaon, Bhusaval, Khandwa (01027 o­nly), Itarsi, Pipariya, Narsinghpur, Jabalpur, Katni, Satna, Manikpur, Allahabad, Allahabad City and Manduadih.



COMPOSITION: o­ne First AC 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



RESERVATION: Bookings for 01047 & 01027 will open o­n 26.2.2015
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CHANGE OF TRAIN ROUTE, TERMINAL AND TIMINGS

To decongest the New Jalpaiguri station and its adjacent sections, it has been decided to change the travel route of some passenger trains along with change of timings and stoppages. The revised route and timings will be effective from 1st March, 2015. Details given below:

1)Train number 15463 / 15464 Balurghat-New Jalpaiguri Intercity Express will now run from Siliguri Jn. via Siliguri – Aluabari section. Accordingly train number 15464 Siliguri Jn. – Balurghat Intercity Express will leave Siliguri Jn. at 09-50hrs. via Bagdogra, Thakurganj and Aluabari Road to arrive Balurghat at 16-15 hrs. While train number 15463 Balurghat – Siliguri Jn. Intercity Express will leave Balurghat at  10-30hrs. via Aluabari Road, Thakurganj, Bagadogra to arrive Siliguri jn. at 16-55 hrs. daily.

2)Train number 15467 / 15468 New Jalpaiguri – Alipurduar Jn. Intercity Express will originate and terminate at the Siliguri Jn. Train number 15467 Siliguri Jn. – Alipurduar Jn. Intercity Express will leave Siliguri Jn. at 16-45 hrs. instead of 17-32 hrs to reach Alipurduar Jn. at 21-15 hrs. While train number 15468 Alipurduar Jn. - Siliguri Jn. Intercity Express will 06-00 hrs. to arrive Siliguri Jn. at 09-45 hrs. daily.

3)Train numbers 75707 / 75708 Radhikapur – New Jalpaiguri DEMU and 75709 / 75710 Buniadpur – New Jalpaiguri DEMU and 75706 Siliguri Jn. – New Jalpaiguri – Aluabari – Bagdogra – New Jalpaiguri Ring Rail DEMU will terminate at Siliguri Jn. Train number 75706 will arrive Siliguri Jn. at 08-50 hrs. via Thakuganj and Bagdogra. Train number 75707 will arrive Siliguri Jn. at 12-00 hrs. via Naksalbari, Bagdogra. Train number 75708 will leave Siliguri Jn. at 17-45 hrs. instead of 17-12 hrs. Train number 75709 will arrive Siliguri Jn. at 12-45 hrs. via Naksalbari, Bagdogra. Train number 75710 will leave Siliguri Jn. at 15-00 hrs. instead 15-17 hrs. via Bagdogra, Naksalbari.

4)55747 Siliguri Jn.-Haldibari passenger will leave Siliguri Jn. at 17-10 hrs instead of 16-50 hrs.via New Jalpaiguri to reach Haldibari at 19-45 hrs. Train number 55748 Haldibari – Siliguri Jn. passenger will leave Haldibari at 07-15 hrs. instead of 07-30 hrs. to reach Siliguri Jn. at 09-40hrs.

5)Train number 15719 Katihar – Siliguri Jn. Intercity Express will arrive Aluabari Road at 08-44 hrs and depart at 08-46 hrs. to arrive Siliguri Jn. at 11-15 hrs. Train number 15720 Siliguri Jn. – Katihar Intercity Express will leave Siliguri Jn. at 15-45 hrs. instead of 16-45 hrs. to reach Katihar at 20-30 hrs.

6)Train number 55730 Radhikapur – Katihar passenger will leave Radhikapur at 18-45 hrs to arrive Katihar at 22-05 hrs.

7)Train number 13148 New Coochbehar – Sealdah Uttar Banga Express will now arrive Barsoi at 19-58 hrs to depart at 20-00 hrs, it will arrive Kumedpur at 20-25 hrs to depart at 20-27 hrs. and arrive Samsi at 20-50 hrs to depart at 20-52 hrs.

8)Train number 15910 Lalgarh – New Tinsukia Avadh Assam Express will now leave from New Jalpaiguri at 18-20 hrs, from Jalpaiguri Road at 19-12hrs and from Dhupguri at 19-43 hrs.

9)Train number 15657 Sealdah – Guwahati Kanchanjungha Express will now depart from New Jalpaiguri at 18-40hrs.

10)Train number 12505 Guwahati – Anandvihar Northeast Express will now arrive Barsoi at 19-28 hrs and depart at 19-30 hrs.

All the above changes will be effective from 1stMarch, 2015. For further details passengers are requested to contact will the nearest railway station.
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HOLI SPECIAL TRAIN BETWEEN NEW JALPAIGURI AND HOWRAH

To clear the extra rush of passenger, o­ne Holi special train will run between Howrah to New Jalpaiguri and back as per details given below:

Holi special train bearing number 03059 will leave Howrah o­n 04-03-2015 at 23-55 hrs. to arrive New Jalpaiguri at 10-10 hrs next day. During return journey Holi special train bearing number 03060 will leave New Jalpaiguri o­n 05-03-2015 at 12-35 hrs. to arrive Howrah at 22-50 hrs. AC first class, AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, sleeper class, general second class accommodation and pantry car facility are available.

SERVICES OF WEEKLY SPECIAL TRAIN EXTENDED

Service of train number 03129 / 03130 weekly special train running between Alipurduar and Kolkata via Dankuni has been extended for another five trips. Train number 03129 will leave Kolkata every Sunday from 01-03-2015 to 29-03-2015 at 22-45 hrs. to arrive Alipurduar Jn. at 13-25 hrs next day. During return journey train number 03130 will leave Alipurduar Jn. every Monday from 02-03-2015 to 30-03-2015 at 16-50 hrs. to arrive Kolkata at 08-45 hrs next day. AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, sleeper class and general second class accommodation are available.

DIVERSION OF TRAIN SERVICES FOR IMPROVEMENT OF INFRASTRUCTURE

For undertaking modernization work to facilitate more movement of trains, work has been undertaken in the Bandel  - Katwa section of Eastern railway. For this 12518 Guwahati-Kolkata Garib Rath Express scheduled to leave Guwahati o­n 25-02-2015 will have to be diverted via Poradanga – Gosain Gram – Nalhati – Rampurhat – Barddhaman – Bandel with stoppages at Nalhati, Ahmedpur and Barddhaman.

The following trains will also be diverted via Gumani – Rampurhat – Barddhaman – Bandel with additional stoppages at Nalhati , Ahmedpur and Barddhaman. Details below:

1)15644 Kamakhya-Puri Express scheduled to leave Kamakhya o­n 25th February.

2)15959 Howrah – Dibrugarh Kamrup Express scheduled to leave Howrah o­n 25th, 26th and 27th February.

3)15722 New Jalpaiguri – Digha Express scheduled to leave New Jalpaiguri o­n 27thFebruary.

4)13141 Sealdah – New Alipurduar/Haldibari Express scheduled to leave Sealdah o­n 26thand 27th February.

5)13145 Kolkata – Radhikapur Express scheduled to leave Kolkata o­n 26th, 27thand 28th February.

6)12517 Kolkata – Guwahati Garib Rath Express scheduled to leave Kolkata o­n 26thFebruary.

7)15721 Digha – New Jalpaiguri Express scheduled to leave Digha o­n 28th February.
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SWR FURNISHES DETAILS OF ISSUE OF TICKETS IN POST OFFICES, JTBS

The facilities of Railway Reservation Tickets are provided at Post Offices of Saudatti, Athani, Sandur, Bellary Cantonment, Nippani, Jamkhandi, Mundgod, Bijapur, Donimalai, Navanagar, Yellapur, Dandeli, Halyal, Sirsi, Hospet, Gangavati, Ron, Raia (Goa), Mapusa(Goa) and Conculim(Goa) on Hubli Division of South Western Railway.

Also unreserved ticketing Agents Jana Sadharan Ticket Booking Sevak(JTBS) facility has been commissioned at Hubli (Station Road), Indi Road(Near Railway Station), Bagalkot (Bus Stand Road) and three in Bijapur (one Opp. to UBI Ram Mandhir Road, one BLDE Hospital Road and one Near Railway Station).

Station Ticket Booking Sevak (STBS) is introduced at Suldhal, Shedbal, Mallapur, Ginigera and Banapur Railway Stations, where the nominated Sevak will issue tickets at Station Master manned stations to reduce the queue time.

Further, applications are invited from eligible Railway ticket Agents for Yatri Ticket Sevak Kendra(YTSK) for allotment of Agencies for selling of Railway Reserved & Unreserved Tickets
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Diversion/Partial Cancellation/Regulation Of Trains Due To Traffic Block For Construction Of Washable Apron On P.F.No.5 At Amritsar Railway Station

Northern Railway has undertaken the construction work of washable apron at Platform No. 5 at Amritsar railway station from 28.02.2015 which will continue till 04.04.2015. As a result the following trains will remain diverted/partially cancelled/regulated as under:
Diversion Of Trains From 28.02.2015 to 04.04.2015
·The 19225/19226 Bhatinda-Jammu Tawi- Bhatinda express train shall be diverted via Jallandhar- Mukerian- Pathankot.
 Partial Cancellation Of Trains From 28.02.2015 to 04.04.2015
         The 15211/15212 Darbhanga-Amritsar-Darbhanga Jannayak express, 15209/15210 Saharsa-Amritsar-Saharsa Jansewa express & 74645/74646 Jalandhar-Amritsar- Jalandhar DMU Passenger train train will be shortterminated/originated at/from Jallandhar and remain partially cancelled between Jallandhar–Amritsar- Jallandhar.
·The 74652/74653, 74654/74655 & 74656/74657 Derababa Nanak-Amritsar- Derababa Nanak DMU Passenger trains will be shortterminated/originated at/from Verka Jn. and remain partially cancelled between Verka–Amritsar- Verka.
·The 74683/74688 & 74686/74685 Khem Karan-Amritsar- Khem Karan DMU Passenger trains will be shortterminated/originated at/from Bhagtanwala and remain partially cancelled between Bhagtanwala –Amritsar- Bhagtanwala.
·The 74641 Jalandhar-Amritsar DMU, 74924 Amritsar- Hoshiarpur DMU, 64551/64552 Ludhiana-Amritsar-Ludhiana DMU & 74643/74642 Jalandhar-Amritsar- Jalandhar DMU Passenger trains will be shortterminated/originated at/from Mananwala and remain partially cancelled between Mananwala –Amritsar- Mananwala.
 Regulation Of Trains From 28.02.2015 to 04.04.2015                                                                            
·The 14634 Pathankot-Amritsar express train will be regulated at Verka for 40 minutes from 28.02.2015 to 04.04.2015.
·The 18103 Tatanagar-Amritsar express train will be regulated enroute Jalandhar-Amritsar for 180 minutesfrom 28.02.2015 to 04.04.2015.
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RAILWAY RUNS MORE SPECIAL TRAINS TO CLEAR RUSH DURING HOLI FESTIVAL -2015 (26 TRIPS)

To clear extra rush of rail passengers during Holi festival season, the Railway has decided to run special train nos.  01047/01048 Lokmanya Tilak(T)– Gorakhpur– Lokmanya Tilak (T) Holi Special (02 trips), 01027/01028 Mumbai CST – Varanasi – Mumbai CST Holi Special (02 trips), 04422/04421 Hazrat Nizamuddin– Allahabad- Hazrat Nizamuddin Weekly Superfast AC Premium Holi special (02 trips) & 04436/04435 Ghaziabad- Aligarh- Ghaziabad Daily EMU Holi Special (20 trips) as per the following programme-
 01047/01048 Lokmanya Tilak (T)– Gorakhpur– Lokmanya Tilak (T) Holi Special (02 trips)
The 01047 Lokmanya Tilak(T)– Gorakhpur Holi Special train will depart from Lok Manya Tilak o­n Wednesday i.e. 04.03.2015 (01 trip)  at 02.20 p.m. to reach Gorakhpur at 09.55 p.m. the next day. In the return direction, the 01048 Gorakhpur– Lokmanya Tilak (T) Holi Special train will depart from Gorakhpur o­n Sunday i.e. 08.03.2105 (01 trip)  at 08.25 a.m to reach Lok Manya Tilak  at 12.05 noon the next day.
Comprising of o­ne AC II Tier cum AC III Tier, two AC III Tier, ten Sleeper Class, seven General Class and two Second class cum Luggage Van coaches, the 01047/01048 Lokmanya Tilak(T)– Gorakhpur– Lokmanya Tilak (T) Holi Special train will stop at Thane, Kalyan, Igatpuri, Nasik, Bhusawal, Khandwa, Itarsi, Habibganj, Bina, Jhansi, Orai, Kanpur, Lucknow, Gonda, Basti and Khalilabad  stations enroute in both the directions.
01027/01028 Mumbai CST- Varanasi- Mumbai CST Holi Special (02 Trips)
The 01027 Mumbai CST– Varanasi Holi Special train will depart from Mumbai CST o­n Wednesday i.e. 04.03.2015 (01 trip) at 01.30 p.m. to reach Varanasi at 04.30 p.m. the next day.  In the return direction, the 01028 Varanasi – Mumbai CST Holi Special train will depart from Varanasi o­n Thursday i.e. 05.03.2015 (01 trip) at 07.00 p.m. to reach Mumbai CST at 10.20 p.m. the next day.
Consisting of o­ne AC First Class, o­ne AC 2 tier, two AC 3 tier, twelve Sleeper Class, five General Class and two Second class cum Luggage Van coaches, the 01027/01028 Mumbai CST – Varanasi – Mumbai CST Holi Special train will stop at Dadar, Thane, Kalyan, Nasik, Manmad, Jalgaon, Bhusaval, Khandwa, Itarsi, Pipariya, Narsinghpur, Jabalpur, Katni, Satna, Manikpur, Allahabad, Allahabad City, Gyanpur & Manduadih stations enroute in both the directions.

04422/04421 Hazrat Nizamuddin– Allahabad- Hazrat Nizamuddin Weekly Superfast AC Premium Holi special (02 trips)
The 04422 Hazrat Nizamuddin– Allahabad Weekly Superfast AC Premium Holi special Train will depart from Hazrat Nizamuddin o­n Thursday i.e. 05.03.2015 (01 trip) at 11.45 p.m.  to reach Allahabad at 09.30 a.m. the next day. In the return direction, the 04421 Allahabad- Hazrat Nizamuddin Weekly Superfast AC Premium Holi special train will depart from Allahabad o­n Friday i.e. 06.03.2015 (01 trip) at 01.40 p.m.  to reach Hazrat Nizamuddin at 09.00 a.m. the next day.
 Comprising of o­ne A.C. 2 Tier & ten A.C. 3 Tier coaches, the 04422/04421 Hazrat Nizamuddin– Allahabad- Hazrat Nizamuddin Weekly Superfast AC Premium Holi special Train will stop at Kanpur station enroute in both the directions.
04436/04435 Ghaziabad- Aligarh- Ghaziabad Daily EMU Holi Special (20 trips)The 04436 Ghaziabad- Aligarh Daily EMU Holi Special train will depart from Ghaziabad at 10:35 a.m. to reach Aligarh at 12.55 p.m. the same day. In the return direction, the 04435 Aligarh- Ghaziabad Daily EMU Holi Special train will depart from Aligarh at 01.05 p.m. to reach Ghaziabad at 03.20 p.m. the same day from 03.03.2015 to  12.03.2015 (10 trips in each direction) in both the directions..The 04436/04435 Ghaziabad- Aligarh- Ghaziabad Daily EMU Holi Special train will stop at Maripat, Dadri, Borakihalt, Ajaibpur, Dankaur, Wair, Chaola, Gangraul, Sikandarpur, Khurja, Kamalpur, Danwar, Somna, Kulwa & Mehrawal stations enroute in both the directions. 
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GENERAL MANAGER, NORTHERN RAILWAY INSPECTS ANAND VIHAR TERMINAL STATION AHEAD OF HOLI FESTIVAL

22 PAIRS OF HOLI SPECIAL TRAINS MARKING 301 TRIPS

(5 PAIRS OF PREMIUM, 1 PAIR OF JANSADHARAN& 16 PAIRS OF EXPRESS SPECIALS)

PLANNED TO RUN o­n NORTHERN RAILWAY



            Shri A.K.Puthia General Manager, Northern Railway inspected Anand Vihar Terml. station today (25.02.2015) ahead of the high-demand Holi Festival Rush. He has accompanied by Shri Arun Arora, Divisional Railway Manager, Northern Railway, Delhi and senior Railway officers. Shri Puthia visited the reservation centres, checked o­n maintenance of passenger amenities available at the station and reviewed crowd-management measures being undertaken o­n the occasion of Holi and the peak demand ahead of the festival and subsequently. He exhorted the station staff and Railway officers to work in dedicated and cohesive manner to ensure smooth services in all areas. Other topical concerns highlighted by the General Manager during the visit include monitoring of Trains Enquiry system and Announcement systems, up-dation of train running position o­n PRS system, cleanliness at stations and in trains, adequate drinking water, illuminated signages and clean and proper waiting halls, manning of Booking and Enquiry counters during the peak hours, vigilance checks at station premises and areas around the station were

      Northern Railway has geared up to tackle the up coming Holi & Summer Rush of 2015 rolling out a multi-pronged action plan.Functioning of reservation counters were reviewed to cater to heavy demand, measures are also underway to ensure availability of passenger amenities. Monitoring measures were initiated to check any malpractices in reservation offices. Based o­n the trend of passenger rush during previous years,5 pairs of Premium Specials, o­ne pair of Jansadharan Special and 16 pairs of Express Special trains marking 301 trips in all,have been planned to run o­n destinations located o­n Northern Railway from 1.03.2015 to 31.03.2015 to cater to the Holi Festival Rush.

      Premium Services are planned from the National Capital to Darbhanga, Barauni, Allahabad, Mumbai Central, Gorakhpur. A pair of Jansadhran Specials will run from Delhi to Chhapra. Express Special trains are planned between National Capital to Varanasi, Udhampur, Lucknow,(2 services), Darbhanga, Barauni, Aligarh, Malda Town, Gorakhpur and between other far-flung destinations o­n the zones.  
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INTRODUCTION OF NEW DAILY EMU PASSENGER TRAIN BETWEEN PALWAL AND ALIGARH

Palwal- Aligarh Jn.- PalwalDailyEMU passenger as per following programme:-

Regular Run Of 64167/64168 Palwal- Aligarh Jn.- Palwal  Daily EMU Passenger Train

            The64167 Palwal- Aligarh Jn.DailyEMU passenger train will depart from Palwal from 28.02.2015 at 03.50 a.m. to reach Aligarh Jn. at 10.30 a.m. the same day. In the return direction, the64168 Aligarh Jn.- PalwalDailyEMU passenger train will depart from Aligarh Jn. from 27.02.2015 at 04.30 p.m. to reach Palwal at 10.30 p.m. the same day.

The 64167/64168 Palwal- Aligarh Jn.- PalwalDailyEMU passengertrain will stop at Asoaoti, Balabhgarh, Faridabad New Town, Faridabad, Tughlakabad, Okhla, Nizamuddin, Tilak Bridge, Shivaji Bridge, New Delhi, Shivaji Bridge, Tilak Bridge, Mandawali Chander H, Anand Vihar H, Chandernagar H, Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Maripat, Dadri, Boraki H, Ajaibpur, Dankaur, Wair, Chola, Gangraul, Sikandarpur, Khurja, Kamalpur, Danwar, Somna, Kulwa and Mehrawal railway stations enroute in both directions.

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SER TO RUN 15 PAIRS OF SPECIAL TRAINS BETWEEN SANTRAGACHI AND PURI DURING HOLI FESTIVAL AND ENSUING SUMMER

02837/02838 Santragachi-Puri-Santragachi Superfast Holi Special (1 Pair)

This Holi Special Train leaving Santragachi at 19:00 hours o­n 04/3/2015 will reach Puri at 03:45 hours, the next day. In the return direction, this Holi Special Train leaving Puri at 05:30 hours o­n 05/3/2015 will arrive Santragachi at 14:10 hours, the same day.


02821/02822 Santragachi-Puri-Santragachi Superfast Holi Special (1 Pair)

This Holi Special Train leaving Santragachi at 08:45 hours o­n 08/3/2015 will reach Puri at 16:55 hours, the same day. In the return direction, this Holi Special Train leaving Puri at 23:35 hours o­n 08/3/2015 will arrive Santragachi at 08:20 hours, the next day.


These Holi Special Trains consisting of 18 coaches (AC 2 Tier-2, AC 3 Tier-2, Sleeper Class-10, General Second Class-2 and Luggage Van-2) will have stoppages at Kharagpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Khurda Road between Santragachi and Puri.


08402/08401 Santragachi-Puri-Santragachi Weekly Summer Special (13 Pairs)

This Weekly Summer Special leaving Santragachi at 19:00 hours every Saturday will reach Puri at 04:00 hours, the next day. In the return direction, this Weekly Special leaving Puri at 21:25 hours every Fridaywill arrive Santragachi at 06:30 hours, the next day. These Weekly Summer Special Trains will run during the period from 03/4/2015 to 27/6/2015.


These Weekly Summer Special Trains consisting of 17 coaches (AC 2 Tier -1, AC 3 Tier-1, Sleeper Class-9, General Second Class-4 and Luggage Van-2) will have stoppages at Kharagpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur Keonjhar Road, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Khurda Road enroute.
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Friday, 20 February 2015

New Divisional Railway Managers take Charge of Vijayawada and Guntur Divisions

Two new Divisional Railway Managers have taken charge of Vijayawada and Guntur Divisions of SCR respectively today i.e., 20th February, 2015.

Vijayawada Division:-

Shri Ashok Kumar of Indian Railway Service of Engineering (IRSE) assumed charge as the Divisional Railway Manager of Vijayawada Division. Shri Ashok Kumar, joined the Indian Railways Service of Engineers (IRSE) o­n 21stJuly, 1986. Amongst the assignments he had held earlier are, as Executive Director (Structure) and Executive Director (Track Machines) at Railway Designs & Standard Organisation (RDSO), Lucknow. Shri Ashok Kumar holds a rich Administrative and Management experience and is a keen sports enthusiast.

Guntur Division:-

Shri Vijay Sharma, of Indian Railway Service of Engineering (IRSE) assumed charge as Divisional Railway Manager of Guntur Division. He joined the Indian Railway Service of Engineers in the year 1984. Shri Sharma started his Railway career as an Assistant Engineer at Koraput in Rayagada district of Odisha. Later he worked as Divisional Engineer & Senior Divisional Engineer in Lucknow and as Deputy Chief Engineer /Construction/Jodhpur. Shri Sharma also handled the assignment as Executive Director, Track Machine at Research Development and Standards Organisation (RDSO) before joining South Central Railway in the year 2010, where he was serving as Chief Engineer in the office of Chief Administrative Officer/ Construction before his new assignment as DRM of Guntur Division.
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Advance Booking of Cab and Porter at Secunderabad and Tirupati Stations before train arrival

A novel initiative, to  put an end to the hassles faced by the passengers in finding a cab or porter when they arrive at their destination by a train ie., a new service called   Concierge Services  has been introduced in South Central Railway at Secunderabad and Tirupati Railway Stations. Under this service, a passenger can book Cab and Porter at his destination station before his train arrives at this station.
The Concierge Services is being extended by the Indian Railways Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and will shortly be provided at Vijayawada and Guntur stations too.
Under this service, Passengers having confirmed train reservation can book these Cab / Porter  36 hours in advance  on line at  www.irctc.co.inand www.irctctourism.com. The services can be availed as a combo of both ie., cab and porter or cab services alone.  After booking of the services by the passengers, the details of cab services and contact numbers will be intimated to them before their train arrives at the destinations. At these destination stations, the staff of  IRCTC, will be available to ensure hassle free services to the passengers o­n arrival.
            At Secunderabad, the Cab Services will be provided for passengers arriving by Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto and AP Express trains. Passengers reaching Secunderabad by these trains can book the Cab services at Secunderabad for two slabs ie.,  0-20 km slab and 20-40 km slab in small and mid segment categories of vehicles.
At Tirupati, Cab services will be provided for Passenger arriving by trains coming from New Delhi, Secunderabad, Visakhapatnam and Mumbai. They can book cab services in Tirupati for various durations ie., 4 hours 40 kms; 8 hours 80 kms; and 12 hours 120 kms slabs. The facility can be availed for Indica, Qualis and  Tempo categories of vehicles.
Subsequently, these  Concierge Services will be extended by all  trains. The Porter Chargeswill be applicable to two pieces of luggage weighing 40kgs and o­ne trolley load.
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