December 31, 2016

Special fare special trains between Erode – Chennai Egmore – Erode on 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th & 29th January 2017

Special fare special trains between Erode – Chennai Egmore

Train No.06028 Erode – Chennai Egmore special fare special train will leave Erode at 04.45 hrs. o­n 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th & 29th January 2017 and reach Chennai Egmore at 13.30 hrs. the same day.

Train No.06027 Chennai Egmore – Erode special fare special train will leave Chennai Egmore at 15.00 hrs. o­n 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th & 29th January 2017 and reach Erode at 23.20 hrs. the same day.

Composition:General Second Class – 13 (of these 13 coaches, 7 coaches will be marked as reserved) & Luggage-cum-brake van – 2 coaches.

Stoppages:Sankari Durg, Salem, Salem Town, Attur, Chinna Salem, Vriddhachalam, Villupuram, Melmaruvathur, Chengalpattu and Tambaram.

Train No.06028 Erode – Chennai Egmore special fare special train will stop at Mambalam also.
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Indian Railways - Year End Review 2016



PASSENGER AMENITIES, SERVICES

● Personalised take away bedrolls service launched.

● Main Concourse at Hazrat Nizamuddin Station commissioned Along with Enhanced Passenger Amenities and Executive Lounge at Agra Cantt

● Catering made optional in identified Trains (some Shatabdis & Rajdhanis)

● Initiation of “Janani Sewa” announced – i.e. Hot Milk, Hot Water and Baby Food items at stations and children’s menu items on Trains.

● Released Brochure on “Passenger Business Initiatives”.

● Hourly Booking of Retiring Rooms-enhancing stay capacity by use of IT for convenience of passengers launched.

● Optional Travel insurance for e-ticket passengers launched.

● Policy decision taken to provide sub quota of 33 % to women within reserved categories for the allotment in catering units.

● Policy decision taken to give preference to local domicile holders for commercial licenses at stations.

● New system of allocating vacant berths after final charting to wayside stations. 10% rebate also offered on these vacant berths.

● RAC berths increased to allow more passengers to travel on board Trains.

● Self Help Groups have been roped in to make local Cuisines available through E-Catering Services of Its PSU IRCTC.

● Handing over of all catering units to IRCTC is being finalised. Sharing of license fee between Indian Railways and IRCTC will be in the ratio of 40:60

● Policy guidelines for handing over of Retiring rooms and Dormitories to IRCTC have been launched.

● Policy of Multi purpose stall is being finalised.

● Automated refund, without filing of TDR in case of cancellation of trains introduced.

● Provision of booking full berth/seat for children between 5 and 12 years of age introduced. However full adult fare would be charged for the same.

● The Alternate Train Accommodation Scheme (ATAS) also known as VIKALP now available on sectors viz., Delhi- Howrah, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Secunderabad is now being extended to other sectors and instructions have been given to Zonal Railways to this effect.

● Facility of Online Change of Boarding Point Introduced for e-tickets.

● Online concessional ticket booking facility launched for accredited journalists.

● Compensation Rate Payable to Railway Accident Victims has been Doubled.

● Flexi fare system for Rajdhani/Duronto and Shatabdi trains introduced.

● Flexi fare system in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains reviewed and Rebate introduced in flexi fare system in select trains and select sectors.

● Flexi fare system introduced in Humsafar trains.

● So far, 316 no. of escalators at 129 stations & 178 no. of lifts at 79 stations have been provided across Indian Railways.

NEW TRAINS

● Mahamana Express from Varanasi Cantt. to New Delhi with Model Rake flagged off. Coaches have been Refurbished for Enhanced Passenger Comfort and Facility in the Model Rake. Mahamana Express is the First Train to have a Seamless Run on Electric Traction from Varanasi to New Delhi via Recently Completed Ghaziabad-Moradabad Route.

● Lokmanya Tilak (T)-Kazipet Anandwan Express (Weekly) flagged off.

● Bilaspur-Bhagat Ki Kothi Express & Bilaspur-Bikaner Express (Bi-weekly) between Delhi & Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh) and Delhi & Dalli Rajhara flagged off.

● India’s First Semi-High Speed Train Christened as Gatimaan Express Capable of Running at a Maximum Speed of 160 Kmph between H.Nizamuddin and Agra Cantt Flagged off. Train Hostesses to Provide Hospitality Services On-Board.

● Tiger Express train launched on the World Environment Day.

● Newly Developed Deen Dayalu Coach dedicated to the Nation

● Air Conditioned Coach developed for DEMU Train

● Launch of new service providing direct connectivity from Jhansi to Indore and Jhansi to Etawah

● Hansdiha - Dumka Passenger Flagged off.

● Train No. 22427/22428 (Balia – Anand Vihar Terminus – Balia) weekly flagged off.

● Train No. 14117/14118 MANWAR- SANGAM EXPRESS (Allahabad- Basti- Allahabad) (5 days a week) flagged off.

● Train No. 15069/15070 Gorakhpur-Badshahnagar Express (daily) flagged off.

● Train No 12595/12596 Gorakhpur-Anand Vihar(T) HUMSAFAR EXPRESS(Bi- Weekly)(Via Basti) and Train No. 12571/12572 Gorakhpur-Anand Vihar(T) HUMSAFAR EXPRESS(Weekly)(Via Barhni) Flagged off.

● Train No. 55382 Pilibhit-Bhojipura-Bareilly City Passenger flagged off on newly Gauge converted Rail Track of Bhojipura-Pilibhit.

● Extension of Koderma-Hazaribagh town passenger upto Barkakana flagged off.

● Two additional coaches augmented for Cancer & Family Health Services to THE LIFELINE EXPRESS – the world’s first State-of-the-art Hospital Train .



● Extension of existing Agra Cantt-Etawah DEMU Train upto Mainpuri via newly constructed Etawah-Karhal-Mainpuri Broad Gauge section




NEW LINES

● Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved construction of the below additional Railway lines

1. Doubling of Hubli-Chikjajur railway line

2. Third line between Wardha (Sewagram) – Balharshah at an estimated completion cost of Rs.1443.32

3. Doubling of Ramna-Singrauli railway line

4. Third line between Anuppur-Katni

5. Doubling of Katni-Singrauli railway line

6. Construction of additional Bridge and doubling project of Rampur Dumra-Tal-Rajendra Pul

7. Third line between Itarsi and Nagpur

8. Third line between Balharshah-Kazipet

9. Third line between Jhansi and Bina

10. Third line between Vijayawada Jn and Gudur Jn

11. Third line between Mathura and Jhansi

12. Fourth line between Jharsuguda and Bilaspur

13. Third line between Rajnandgaon-Nagpur (Kalumna)

14. Third line between Kharagpur (Nimpura) and Adityapur

15. Doubling of New Bongaigaon and Kamakhya of Northeast Frontier Railway in Assam

16. Doubling of Rajpura-Bhatinda railway line at an estimated cost of Rs.1,251.25 crore and expected completion cost of Rs.1,465.59 crore

● Mumbai Urban Transport Project Phase-III approved by Cabinet.

● Newly laid section of Hansdiha - Barapalasi in Jharkhand dedicated to the Nation,

● Hazaribagh-Barkakana section of Koderma Ranchi New Railway Line Project dedicated to the Nation.

● Foundation stone laid for elevated rail line of Indian Railways to eliminate 5 level crossings on Rohtak-Gohana stretch in Haryana under Delhi Division of Northern Railways.

● Digha and Monghyr Railway Bridge across River Ganga opened.



MAKE IN INDIA INITIATIVES

● Contract Awarded for setting up of Electric Loco Manufacturing Factory at Madhepura in Bihar and Diesel Loco Manufacturing Factory at Marhowrah in Bihar.

● Rail Coach Factory set up at Kanchrapara/West Bengal.

● Electric Loco Assembly & Ancillary Unit of CLW set up at Dankuni in West Bengal.

● LHB Bogie Manufacturing Factory set up at Budge Budge, West Bengal.

● Foundation stone laid for Rolling Stock Component Factory at Ratnagiri, Maharashtra.

● Contract awarded for setting up of Forged Wheel Factory at Raebareli.



DIGITAL INDIA INITIATIVES

● New checks on booking of e-ticket/i-ticket through IRCTC website introduced with a view to further prevent possible misuse. Under the new provisions a maximum of 6 tickets can be booked online by an individual user in a month on IRCTC website.

● Cancellation of PRS counter tickets through IRCTC website and 139 introduced

● Printing of Bar Code on Unreserved tickets introduced to Prevent Fraud.

● International Debit and Credit Cards accepted for payment for e-ticketing through IRCTC website

● India’s first High Speed Public Wi - Fi Service at Mumbai Central station inaugurated.

● As on 27 December 2016, 98 Railway Stations are provided with High Speed Wi-Fi service..

● Implementation of E-enabled Track Management System (TMS) & Mobile Application of TMS on Indian Railway and Track Inventory Management System inaugurated on Northern Railway.

● A New Micro - Site for Railway Budget 2016-17 Update and Budget Watch http://www.railbudget2016.indianrailways.gov.in or www.indianrailways.gov.in/rb2016 launched.

● Hand Held Terminals given for TTEs

● Paperless Unreserved Ticketing Mobile Application launched

● E-booking of Disposable Linen on Trains launched

● Works Module of Indian Railways E-Procurement System (IREPS) and Implementation of ‘e-Tendering in Works Contracts’ launched.

● Integrated (Facebook & Twitter) Social Media Platforms for grievance redressal launched.On an average 12000 tweets and 400 posts per day are received from Railway Ministry’s Twitter & Facebook accounts. Social Customer Relationship Management System has been launched to handle such large number of tweets/posts.

● Railway Ministry’s Twitter handle has reached 2 million followers.

● Go India Smart Card introduced on pilot basis in select sectors (New Delhi - Mumbai, New Delhi - Howrah) to facilitate Cashless transactions and to reduce the time taken at Booking Counters.

● Hand Held Terminals for Booking of Unreserved tickets at Point of Sale launched at Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station

● Website of National Rail Plan, 2030 launched.

● Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendras (YTSKs) to install POS machines and accept payments through all banks debit/credit cards for issuing both reserved and unreserved tickets.

● Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendras (YTSKs) & Jan Sadharan Ticket Booking Seva (JTBs)are encouraged to accept payments through other modes also like UPI, USSD, e-wallet, Aadhar enabled payments system.

● 5% Discount for booking of Retiring Room through digital means like using debit/credit cards introduced

● 0.5% discount in the base fare of season tickets (Monthly, quarterly, Half yearly, yearly) over suburban section has been granted in case the payment is made through digital means through debit card, credit card etc.

FREIGHT

● Seminar on “Evolving Strategic Partnership for Select Freight Segments” organized by CTRAM held.

● Port Congestion Surcharge & Busy Season Charges withdrawn.

● Arrangements made to transport drinking water to the drought-affected areas of Latur district in Maharashtra.

● First time-tabled container train service from Domestic Container Terminal, Okhla (Delhi) to Whitefield (Bengaluru) flagged off.

● Liberalized comprehensive parcel leasing policy & liberalized policy for parcel cargo express trains launched.

● Interactive seminar with major industries and stakeholders of Indian Railways freight business organized.

● Rationalized siding policy-a major freight segment reform easing the setting up additional private terminals launched.

● Commodity basket for container traffic – 43 additional commodities in Freight of Any Kind expanded.

● Station to station special freight rates policy has been liberalized.

● Solar Powered Guard Van of Goods (Freight) Train flagged off.

● Mini Rake Loading – Distance restriction has been eased from 400 km to 600 km. Due to this policy loading has witnessed 356% increase and earning has also shown 442% increase during April-Nov 2016 as compared to corresponding period of previous year.

● Dual Freight Policy for Export Iron Ore has been eliminated

● Automatic Freight Rebate Scheme in Empty flow Directions has been extended.

● Container Train Operators have been allowed to operate Parcel Special Trains on indent basis.

● Proposal to allow Private investment in General Purpose Wagons is being considered.



FINANCE

● Cabinet approved merger of rail budget with general budget; advancement of budget presentation and merger of plan and non-plan classification in budget and accounts.

● Cabinet approved Productivity Linked Bonus to railway employees.

● National Conference on “Accounting Reforms in Indian Railways - A Strategic Mission for Sustainable Growth” held

● Railway PSU RITES Achieved Highest Ever Total Income of Rs. 1294 Crore, Higher by 11% Over The Previous Year.



SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT AND INNOVATION

● Campaign for “Innovation Challenges for Indian Railways” launched.

● Concept Paper on Rail Development Authority of India prepared.

● Indian Railways appointed Ernst Young (EY) as consultant to tap advertising potential of stations and trains. EY to identify assets and pricing strategy across 7000 stations for the purpose of advertising.

● A 3 day Rail Vikas Shivir (Rail Development Camp) held with a view to generate numerous innovative yet practical ideas across most critical areas of Railway operations for substantial progress of this sector.

● Ministry of Railways in collaboration with Center for Transportation Research and Management (CTRAM) organised 17th National Rail Transport Conclave.



SAFETY

● Fortnight long massive safety drive launched to focus on measures to prevent derailments.

● Indian Railways working on an action plan on eliminating unmanned level crossings from the railway network. The exercise is a sub-mission of the Railways “Mission Zero Accident”. Regular awareness campaigns are underway to sensitize public about taking precautions while crossing unmanned level crossing

● TRI-NETRA - Terrain imaging for diesel dRivers Infrared, Enhanced Optical & Radar Assisted system trial launched.

● An action plan has also been chalked out for retro-fitting of the existing 45,000 ICF designed coaches with better safety features over the next 3 to 4 years.

● was decided that Indian Railways would completely switch over to the production of LHB coaches which are designed with better safety features like anti-climbing and anti-telescoping.

● Japan and Korea are roped in to improve the safety performance of Indian Railways

● Former CAG, Shri Vinod Rai and Renowned Nuclear Scientist Dr. Anil Kakodkar to be involved in improving the safety parameters of Indian Railways



SECURITY

● Dynamic measures undertaken by Railway Protection Force to come upto the expectations of the travelling public for a safer travel during year 2015-16

● Rescue of Children by RPF under “Operation Muskaan – II

● Fitment of CCTV In Amritsar- New Delhi Shan-E-Punjab Express inaugurated. Shan-E-Punjab Express becomes the First India Train fitted with CCTV surveillance Cameras. Surveillance Systems while monitoring security shall not compromise on privacy of Rail Passengers four to six cameras per Coaches installed with Digital Video Recorder Facial Recognition in Unambiguous Light and in Low Light Conditions Especially in Aisle Areas

ELECTRIFICATION AND SIGNALLING

● Indian Railways Khurja Yard gets Ultra Modern Computer based Signalling System

● International Conference on Decarbonisation of Indian Railways - Mission Electrification inaugurated.

● Railway Energy Management Company Limited (REMCL)-PTC (formerly known as Power Trading Corporation of India Ltd) Control Center Inaugurated

● Record electrification of 1775 rkm in a year in Indian Railways, has been achieved upto 15th Dec.’16, This is 20% higher than the previous record electrification of 1479 rkm achieved during the same period for calendar year 2015.

● To increase the pace of electrification; it was proposed to assign works to other Railway PSUs like IRCON & RITES including PGCIL (PSU of Ministry of Power).

● One of the most challenging railway project for conversion of 1500 V DC to 25000 V AC traction system has been successfully completed over the entire Mumbai division of Central Railway.

● 38 WAP7 locomotives have been fitted with Hotel Load Converters (HOG). 3000 liters of diesel is saved in one round trip between New Delhi-Mumbai by Rajdhani Express with HOG and reduce noise pollution.

GREEN INITIATIVES

● Substantial paper saving effort by budget wing of Railway Ministry in preparation and communication of Rail Budget 2016-17. This effort has resulted in saving of 12 lakh sheets of A-4 size paper and printing of 26 lakh pages.

● Indian Railways bagged highest ever 27 National Energy Conservation Awards for the Year 2015-16.

● ‘First Green Train Corridor namely Rameswaram - Manamadurai’ free from human waste discharge inaugurated.

● “Okha-Kanalus and Porbandar-Wansjaliya Sections in Gujarat of Western Railways inaugurated as Green Corridor Sections (Free from human waste discharge from trains).

● Till date about 400 MW (160 MW rooftop and 240 MW on land based system) has already been tied up/tendered out of the target of 500 MW rooftop and 500 MW land based solar power system to be set

● Model Tender Document for 100 MW Solar Rooftop project of IR finalized

● 339 nos. of Railway stations have already been fitted with 100% LED luminaries.

● First WDG4D HHP diesel locomotive no. WDG4D-70486 fitted with vacuum based toilet and bio-digester system inaugurated.



INITIATIVES FOR THE SENIOR CITIZENS & PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

● Senior Citizens Concession Rules modified.

● Announcement of implementation of policy allowing differently abled persons to avail concession while travelling without escort.

● Railway Streamlined procedure for issue of concession certificate to physically challenged persons (Divyang)

● With a view to provide support to old and differently abled passengers requiring assistance at the stations, introduced Yatri Mitras Sewa for enabling passengers to book wheelchair services cum porter services.

HUMAN RESOURCE

● Policy decision taken to post Station Directors at all A1 Category Stations.

● Single person accountability for all facilities on trains-along with single nodal officer for monitoring launched.

CLEANLINESS (SWACHH RAIL MISSION)

● Nine-Day Long “Swachhta Saptah” held.

● In order to carry out efficient disposal of waste, Indian Railways has decided to provide separate dustbins for collections of biodegradable (wet waste) and non-biodegradable (dry waste) on the platforms and all passenger interface areas in A1 & A category stations apart from vending stalls.

● “Clean My Coach” Service launched to ensure cleanliness in Trains.

● Padma Bhushan Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak founder of Sulabh International appointed as a Brand Ambassador for “Swachh Rail Mission” of Indian Railway.

HIGH SPEED RAILWAY

● High Speed Train between Mumbai - Ahmedabad Corridor already sanctioned and under implementation with financial & technical assistance from Japan.

● Other high speed corridors along the diamond quadrilaterals are under exploration.

● Semi-High Speed Train between Delhi – Agra called Gatimaan Express started.

● 8 More semi-high speed corridors are under study.

● Indian Railways working on a proposal to acquire modern EMU Train Sets for improved average speed.

● Field Trials for Spanish Talgo Train held for saving substantial travel time.

● Mission Raftaar launched to work towards increasing speed of existing trains in Indian Railways

● Process is on for introducing faster trains Tejas as announced in the Railway Budget

● International conference on Technology for Ultra High Speed rolling stock jointly organised by Institute of Rolling Stock Engineers (IRSE) and Indian Railways Service of Mechanical Engineers Association (IRSMEA) with active support of Indian Railways held.

● Protocol for Undertaking Feasibility Study of Speed Raising of Nagpur-Secunderabad Railway Corridor Signed Between Indian Railways and Russian Railways

● ‘Mission Raftaar’ of Indian Railway Starts To Yield Results

SPORTS

● Indian Railways won National Chess Team Championship for the First Time

● 35 Sportspersons from Indian Railways participated in Rio Olympics

● Indian Railways among all sports organization in the country becomes the highest contributor for the Indian Olympic Contingent.

● Almost Entire Indian Women Hockey Team & Weightlifting Team Comprises of Railways Players.

● Sakshi Malik, a Railway Employee won the first Olympic Bronze Medal in 58 kg category in wrestling.

● Indian Railways Team Won Senior National Powerlifting Championship.

● Indian Railways Men Hockey Team Won MCC Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey Tournament For The First Time.

MOUs

● Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) signed between Ministry of Railways and Governments of Kerala, Andhra Pradesh,Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Haryana and Odisha for “Formation of Joint Venture Companies for Development of Railway Infrastructure in these States.

● MoU signed between India and Sweden on Technical Cooperation in Rail Sector

● A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Signed Between Ministry of Railways and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for developing applications in the field of Remote sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) for remote sensing at unmanned railway crossing including, all geospatial solutions and customized software solutions for providing reliable, efficient & optimal solutions to Railways in it various areas of operation thereby benefiting the rail user.

● Railway Ministry takes major step towards Scientific and Technical collaboration among major Government Technical and Scientific Agencies for development of special material and technologies for improving Railway Rolling Stock.

● Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Ministry of Railways and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Green Industrial Units.

● Agreement Signed Between Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Limited(IRSDC) And Bansal Group For The Redevelopment And Modernization Of Habibganj Railway Station

● Indian Railways Ties Up with Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara for award of MBA Degree To Railway Probationary Officers In Specific Railway Fields

● Indian Railway Minister held discussions with the visiting German Transport Minister

● Ministry of Railways Promoting Railway Related Education in The Country in Collaboration With Premier Educational Institutions

MISCELLANEOUS

● Renovated National Rail Museum inaugurated.

● Conference on Heritage Rail Tourism organized jointly with Asia Pacific Heritage & Rail Tourism Organisation

● “Rail Geet” dedicated To The Nation

● India to supply Diesel Locomotive to Myanmar Railways.

● Indian Railways PSU RITES signed Locomotives Export Contract with Myanmar Railways.
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Three Express Trains Rescheduled on 1st January, 2017

1. Train No. 12723 Hyderabad – New Delhi Telangana Express scheduled to depart Hyderabad at 06:25 hrs on 1st January, 2017 is rescheduled to depart at 08:25 hrs on the same day, due to late running of its pairing train.

2. Train No. 12715 H.S.Nanded–Amritsar Sachkand Express scheduled to depart H.S.Nanded at 09:30 hrs on 1st January, 2017 is rescheduled to depart at 13:30 hrs on the same day, due to late running of its pairing train.

3. Train No. 12485 H.S.Nanded–Shri Ganganagar Express scheduled to depart H.S.Nanded at 11:00 hrs on 1st January, 2017 is rescheduled to depart at 14:30 hrs on the same day, due to late running of its pairing train.
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Train No.12615 Chennai Central – Delhi Sarai Rohilla Grand Trunk Express and Train No.12621 Chennai Central – New Delhi Tamil Nadu Express on 31.12.2016



1)Train No.12615 Chennai Central – Delhi Sarai Rohilla Grand Trunk Express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 19.15 hrs. on 31.12.2016, has been rescheduled to leave Chennai Central at 01.15 hrs. o­n 01.01.2017 (late by 6 hours) due to late running of pairing train.

2)Train No.12621 Chennai Central – New Delhi Tamil Nadu Express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 22.00 hrs. on 31.12.2016, has been rescheduled to leave Chennai Central at 00.30 hrs. o­n 01.01.2017 (late by 2 hours 30 minutes) due to late running of pairing train.

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T.No.57240/57239 Bitragunta – Chennai Central – Gudur Passenger partially cancelled between Chennai Central and Gummidipoondi from 2.1.2017 to 31.1.2017

Due to line block to facilitate repairing apron at Platform No.1 at Chennai Central railway station from 2.1.2017 to 31.1.2017 (30 days), following will be the pattern of train services.

1) T.No.57240 Bitragunta – Chennai Central Passenger will be partially cancelled between Gummidipoondi and Chennai Central from 2.1.2017 to 31.1.2017.

2) T.No.57239 Chennai Central – Gudur Passenger will be partially cancelled between Chennai Central and Gummidipoondi from 2.1.2017 to 31.1.2017.

There will be no movement of trains o­n Platform no.1 at Chennai Central during the above period.
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Western Railway Mumbai Jumbo Block on Up & Down Slow Lines Between Borivali And Goregaon Stations on Sunday 1st Jan, 2017

To carry out maintenance work of tracks, signaling & overhead equipments, a major block will be undertaken between Borivali and Goregaon stations from 10.35 hrs to 15.35 hrs on Sunday i.e. 1st Jan, 2017 on UP & DOWN Slow lines.

During the block period, all UP & DOWN Slow line trains will run on Fast lines between Borivali and Goregaon stations. Due to the block, some Up and Down local trains will remain cancelled.

During the block period, no trains will be dealt from PF No.7 & 8 at Borivali.
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December 30, 2016

Continuation of train No.82831/82832, Sambalpur- Yesvantpur-Sambalpur Weekly Suvidha Special Express

Railway has decided to continue to run Train No. 82831/82832, Sambalpur-Yesvantpur-Sambalpur Weekly Suvidha Special Express for 8 more trips in each direction to clear extra rush of passengers during Winter.

Train No. 82831, Sambalpur-Yesvantpur Weekly Suvidha Special Express will depart Sambalpur at 09:30 hours o­n every Wednesday with effect from 04th January, 2017 to 22nd February, 2017 (08 Trips o­nly) and arrives at Yesvantpur at 16:40 hours o­n respective Thursdays.

Train No. 82832, Yesvantpur-Sambalpur Weekly Suvidha Special Express will depart Yesvantpur at 00:30 hours o­nevery Friday with effect from 06th January, 2017 to 24th February, 2017 (08 Trips o­nly)and arrives at Sambalpur at 06:35 hours o­n respective Saturdays.

Enroute, the train has stoppages at Bargarh Road, Bolangir, Titlagarh Jn., Kesinga, Raygada, Vizianagaram, Vishakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Gudur Jn., Renigunta, Katpadi Jn., Jolarpettai, Krishnarajapuram in both directions.

The train composition will have 18 coaches comprising of o­nE AC 2-tier Coach, THREE AC 3-tier Coaches, TEN Second Class Sleeper Coaches, TWO General Second Class coaches and TWO Second Class Luggage-cum-Brakevan Coaches.
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Central Railway Mumai Mega Block on Main line and Harbour line on 1.1.2017

Central Railway will operate Mega Block on Main line and Harbour line for carrying out maintenance work o­n 1.1.2017


THANE - KALYAN DN SLOW LINE FROM 11.20 AM TO 4.20 PM

DN slow & semi-fast services leaving Mulund from 10.48 am to 4.23 pm will be diverted o­n Dn fast line between Mulund and Kalyan stations halting at Thane, Diva and Dombivali stations and will arrive destination 10 minutes behind schedule.

DN slow locals will not halt at Kalva, Mumbra, Kopar and Thakurli. Passengers of these stations are permitted to travel via Kalyan / Diva / Dombivali stations.

Dn fast services leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai from 10.20 am to 2.42 pm will halt at Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup, Mulund and Diva stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts and will arrive destination 10 minutes behind schedule.

Up fast line services leaving Kalyan station from 11.00 am to 3.08 pm will halt at Diva, Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar and Kurla stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts and will arrive destination 15 minutes behind schedule.

All Dn and Up slow locals leaving / arriving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm will arrive destination 10 minutes behind schedule.

CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI TERMINUS – CHUNABHATTI / MAHIM DN HARBOUR LINE FROM 11.40AM TO 4.40 PM &

CHUNABHATTI / MAHIM - CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI TERMINUS UP HARBOUR LINE FROM 11.10 AM TO 4.10 PM

Dn Harbour line services to Vashi / Belapur /Panvel leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai from 11.21 am to 4.39 pm and Dn Harbour line services to Bandra/Andheri Leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus from 10.38 am to 4.43 pm will remain suspended.

Up Harbour line services for Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai leaving Panvel/Belapur/Vashi from 9.52 am to 3.26 pm and Up Harbour line services leaving   Bandra/Andheri from 10.44 am to 4.13 pm will remain suspended.

However, Special services will be run between Panvel and Kurla (Platform No.8) during the block period.

Harbour line passengers are permitted to travel via Main Line and Western Railway from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm during block period.
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4 suburban special trains between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai - Kalyan and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai - Panvel o­n New Year 1.1.2017

4 SUBURBAN SPECIAL TRAINS o­n NEW YEAR EVE

Central Railway will run 4 suburban special trains between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai - Kalyan and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai - Panvel o­n 1.1.2017 (after the midnight of 31.12.2016) for the benefit passengers o­n the occasion of New Year Eve. These suburban special trains will run stopping at all stations. The details are as under-

MAIN LINE SPECIALS:

1. Kalyan Special will leave Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 01.30 hrs and arrive Kalyan at 03.00 hrs.

2. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai Special will leave Kalyan at 01.30 hrs and arrive Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 03.00 hrs.

HARBOUR LINE SPECIALS:

3. Panvel Special will leave Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 01.30 hrs and arrive Panvel at 02.50 hrs.

4. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai Special will leave Panvel at 01.30 hrs and arrive Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 02.50 hrs.
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Introduction of Train Services between Rayadurg and Kalyanadurga

Railway Board has approved extension of Tr.No.57477/57478 Tirupati-Guntakal-Tirupati Passengers on the new Raidurg - Kalyandurg section. The regular services of

Tr. Nos. 57477/57478 Tirupati – Kalyandurg - Tirupati services will commence from 31st December, 2016 The Schedule details of the trains are as follows:

Inaugural Train Service:

Inaugural run of Tr.No. 57477/57478 Raidurg-Kalyanadurga-Ballari Special Train:

Train No. 57477 Raidurg-Kalyanadurga Passenger will depart Raidurg at 10:20 hrs on 30th December, 2016 and arrive Kalyanadurga at 11:20 hrs the same day.

In the return direction, Train No. 57478 Kalyanadurga-Ballari Passenger Special will depart Kalayanadurga at 13:30 hrs on 30th December, 2016 and arrive Ballari at 16:10 hrs on the same day.

Regular Train Services:

Train No. 57477/57478 Tirupati-Kalayanadurga-Tirupati Passenger

With effect from 31st December, 2016, Tr.No. 57477 Tirupati-Kalayanadurga Passenger will depart Tirupati at 22:30 hrs and arrive Kalayanadurga at 12:55 hrs on the next day. In the extended portion, the train will depart Rayadurg at 11:57 hrs and depart Avuludatla at 12:16 hrs on the next day.

In the opposite direction, with effect from 31st December, 2016 Train No. 57478 Kalyanadurga-Tirupati Passenger will depart Kalayanadurga at 13:30 hrs and arrive Tirupati at 06:20 hrs on the next day. In the extended portion, the train will depart Avuludatla at 13:59 hrs and depart Rayadurg at 14:22 hrs.

Enroute ,between Rayadurg and Kalyanadurga, the train will stop at Avuludatla in both directions as at present.
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Telangana Express and Sachkand Express are Rescheduled on 31st December, 2016



1. Train No. 12723 Hyderabad – New Delhi Telangana Express scheduled to depart Hyderabad at 06:25 hrs on 31st December, 2016 is rescheduled to depart at 08:25 hrs on the same day, due to late running of its pairing train.

2. Train No. 12715 H.S.Nanded–Amritsar Sachkand Express scheduled to depart H.S.Nanded at 09:30 hrs on 31st December, 2016 is rescheduled to depart at 20:00 hrs on the same day, due to late running of its pairing train.
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AC SUPERFAST WINTER SPECIAL TRAIN BETWEEN HOWRAH & CHENNAI



To clear extra rush of passengers during the winter season, South Eastern Railway will run 4(four) pairs of AC Superfast Winter Special Train between Howrah-Chennai-Howrah during the period from 07/01/17 to 29/01/17.

These Winter Special Trains (00841) leaving Howrah every Saturday at 12:40 hours will reach Chennai at 15:05 hours the next day. In the opposite direction, the Winter Special Train (00842) will leave Chennai every Sunday at 17:10 hours arriving Howrah at 18:30 hours the next day.

The Winter Special trains will have 14 Nos. of AC-3 Tier coaches. The train will stop at Kharagpur, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Khurda Road, Brahmapur, Palasa, Visakhapatnam, Duvvada, Rajahmundry, Vijayawada and Nellore stations enroute.
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SPECIAL TRAINS FOR GANGASAGAR MELA FROM 12 TO 16 ,JANUARY, 2017

 For the convenience of the pilgrims of Gangasagar Mela, Eastern Railway will run a total of seven galloping EMU special trains of which two up and three down specials will run between Sealdah/Kolkata & Namkhana, o­ne up special between Namkhana & Lakshmikantapur and o­ne up special between Lakshmikantapur & Sealdah stations for five days o­n and from 12 to 16 January, 2017.

         The down galloping special will leave Sealdah at 6.15 hrs, 14.40hrs and Kolkata at 21.30 hrs to reach Namkhana at 8.45hrs, 17.33 hrs and 1.05 hrs respectively. The Up galloping special will leave Namkhana at 9.10 hrs and 18.35 hrs to reach Sealdah at 11.35 hrs and 21.25 hrs respectively, Lakshmikantapur at 23.15 hrs to reach Sealdah at 00.48 hrs and Namkhana at 2.05 hrs to reach Lakshmikantapur at 2.58 hrs.

         In addition to these, this railway will run all Sunday exempted services of Lakshmikantapur –Namkhana section o­n 15.1.2017(Sunday), 34981 Kakdwip-Lakshmikantapur local of 14 & 15.01.2017 will be extended to Sealdah, 34923/30711 Namkhana-Majerhat local via Ballygunge will be extended to Sealdah o­n 15.01.2017, 30414 Sealdah-B.B.D Bag local will be extended to Kolkata o­n 12, 13 & 14.1.2017.

30413 B.B.D Bag-Sealdah local will remain cancelled o­n 12, 13 & 14.1.2017.
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Indian Railways Extends the facility of 10% rebate in Basic Fare on Vacant Berth/Seats after Preparation of First Chart In All Kinds of Trains This Facility will be Available With Effect From 1st January 2017

In continuation with its earlier announcement of providing 10% rebate in the basic fare on the vacant berths/seats after preparation of first chart in Rajdhani/Duronto/Shatabdi trains, Indian Railways has decided to extend this rebate in the reserved class of all other trains w.e.f. 01.01.2017 on an experimental basis for six months.

The detailed provisions are as under
1.1. 10% rebate shall be applicable on the base fare of last ticket sold for a particular class and train just before preparation of first chart.
1.2. Reservation fee and superfast charge as applicable shall be levied in full & service tax etc. as applicable shall be levied.
1.3. 10% discount shall also be applicable for allotment of vacant berths (due to non-turned up passengers) in the train by TTEs.
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Indian Railways Promote Digital Payments

In pursuance of this announcement made by Government of India for promotion of  Digital & Cashless Economy, Ministry of Railways has initiated some additional following package of incentives and measures. This shall be made effective from 1st January 2017.

1.      Ministry of Railways has decided to instruct Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendras (YTSKs) to install POS machines and accept payments through all banks debit/credit cards for issuing both reserved and unreserved tickets. They are encouraged to accept payments through other modes also like UPI, USSD, e-wallet, Aadhar enabled payments system.
2.      Ministry of Railways has decided to instruct Jan Sadharan Ticket Booking Seva (JTBs) are also instructed to accept payments through other modes like UPI, USSD, e-wallets, Aadhar enabled payments system to issue unreserved tickets.
3.      Ministry Of Railways have decided to allow 5% Discount for booking of Retiring Room through digital means like using debit/credit cards.
4.      Ministry of Railways have decided that 0.5% discount in the base fare of season tickets (Monthly, quarterly, Half yearly, yearly) over suburban section shall be granted in case  the payment is made through digital means through debit card, credit card etc.. Other charges like MUTP surcharge, Mela surcharge, service tax etc., if applicable shall be levied separately on the base fare arrived at after giving the 0.5% concession.
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December 29, 2016

Cancellation, regulation and rescheduling of trains for undertaking track maintenance work upto 08-01-2017 between Kolai Gram- Salbari in New Coochbehar section

REGULATED, CANCELLED & RESCHEDULED OF TRAIN SERVICES
Due to 3.00 hrs. Traffic Block for track maintenance for 03 days/week (i.e. Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 07.00 hrs. to 09.30 hrs.) upto 08-01-2017 between Kolai Gram- Salbari in New Coochbehar section, the following trains will be Regulated, Cancelled & Rescheduled as under

i) 15959 Up Kamrup Express and 13147 Up Uttar Banga Express to be regulated enroute between New Jalpaiguri and Kolai Gram.
ii) 05447/05448 New Coochbehar-Dinhata Special to be cancelled during the working days
iii) 55713 New Jalpaiguri Rangiya Passenger to be regulated enroute.
iv) 75718 Bamanhat-Siliguri Demu to be rescheduled for 120 mts. from Bamanhat on block days.
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Extra coach added in 13149 / 13140 Kanchan Kanya Express

ATTACHMENT OF ADDITIONAL COACH

It has been decided to augment the load of 13149 13150 Sealdah Alipurduar Jn. Kanchan Kanya Express to clear extra rush w.e.f. 29-12-2016 for 15 (Fifteen) Days.

From Sealdah 13149 Sealdah -Alipurduar Jn 29-12-2016 to 12-01-2017

From Alipurduar 13150 Alipurduar Jn -Sealdah 30-12-2016 Sealdah to 13-01-2017
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Cancellation of Brahmaputra Mail and Seemanchal Express trains from north east india in view of the derailment near Kanpur


In view of derailment of 12987 (Sealdah - Ajmer Jn.) Express in Maitha-Rura stations over Kanpur Central-Tundla Jn. section of North Central Railway Zone, the following trains will be cancelled:-

(i) 14056 (Delhi Jn.-Dibrugarh) B.P. Mail scheduled to leave Delhi on 28-12-2016 and arriving Dibrugarh on 31-12-2016 is cancelled. Hence 14055 (Dibrugarh- Delhi Jn.) B.P. Mail scheduled to leave Dibrugarh on 31-12-16 and scheduled to leave Guwahati on 01-01-2017 will remain cancelled between Dibrugarh and Delhi Jn.

(ii) 12488 (Anand Vihar Terminai-Jogbani) Seemanchal Express scheduled to leave Anand Vihar Terminal on 29- 12-16 and arriving Jogbani on 30-12-2016 is cancelled. Hence 12487 (Jogbani-Anand Vihar Terminal) Seemanchal Express scheduled to leave Jog bani on 30-12-16 will remain
cancelled between Jog bani and Anand Vihar Terminal.

(ii) 22488 (Anand ViharTerminai-Radhikapur) link Express scheduled to leave Anand Vihar Terminal on 29-12-16 and arriving Radhikapur on 30-12-2016 is cancelled. Hence 22487 (Radhikapur-Anand Vihar Terminal) link Express scheduled to leave Radhikapur on 30-12-16 will remain cancelled
between Radhikapur and Anand Vihar Terminal.
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Train No.12615 Chennai Central – Delhi Sarai Rohilla Grand Trunk Express rescheduled on 30.12.2016.

Train No.12615 Chennai Central – Delhi Sarai Rohilla Grand Trunk Express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 19.15 hrs on 29.12.2016 has been rescheduled to leave Chennai Central at 05.15 hrs on 30.12.2016 (late by 10 hours) due to late running of pairing train.
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Permanent augmentation of 22874/22873 Visakhapatnam-Digha-Visakhapatnam express with one Third AC

Permanent augmentation of 22874/22873 Visakhapatnam-Digha-Visakhapatnam express with one Third AC.

The train No. 22874 Visakhapatnam-Digha express with one 3AC coach with effect from 29.12.2016

The train No. 22873 Digha-Visakhapatnam express will be augmented with one 3AC coach with effect from 30.12.2016 Revised Composition: 2AC-1; 3AC-2; Sleeper-8; Second Class cum

Luggage coach-1; Second Class Disabled cum Luggage coach-1.
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Special trains from Guwahati and Dibrugarh to Murkongselek



Running of Special Trains between DIBRUGARH and MURKONGSELEK GUWAHATI and MURKONGSELEK.

It has been decided to run Two Special Trains to clear extra rush as per details given belo
Train No. 05909/05910 between Dibrugarh and Murkongselek (Bi-Weekly).
COMPOSITION: AC-2 tier (one), AC-3 tier (two), Sleeper Class (ten), General Second Class (four)and GSLRD  =19 coaches.

Train No. 05617/05618 between Guwahati and Murkongselek (Bi-Weekly)
COMPOSITION: AC-2 tier (one), AC-3 tier (two), Sleeper Class (ten), General Second Class (four)and GSLRD  =19 coaches.


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Special Trains between Kollam - Lokmanya Tilak (T) and Lokmanya Tilak (T) – Mangalore Central


Special Trains between Kollam - Lokmanya Tilak (T) and Lokmanya Tilak (T) – Mangalore Central to clear extra rush of passengers during Sabarimala festival & Winter Season 2016, in co-ordination with Central Railway & Southern Railway. Details of train services are given as below :-

1) Train No.06074 Kollam - Lokmanya Tilak (T) special train on special fare :-

Train No. 06074 Kollam - Lokmanya Tilak (T) special train on special fare will leave from Kollam at 18:35 Hrs (Friday) on 30th December 2016. Train will reach Lokmanya Tilak (T) at 23:55 Hrs on Next day.

The train will halt at Mavelikara, Chenganur, Tiruvalla, Kottayam, Ernakulam Town, Shoranur, Kozhikkode, Kannur, Mangalore Jn., Mulki, Udupi, Karwar, Madgaon, Karmali, Kudal, Kankavali, Ratnagiri, Chiplun and Panvel stations.

Composition: Total 20 Coaches.

Sleeper Class – 12 coaches, General – 06 coaches, SLR's – 02 coaches


2) Train No.06075 Lokmanya Tilak (T) – Mangalore Central special train on special fare :-

Train No.06075 special will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 01.10 hrs o­n 01.01.2017  and will arrive Mangalore Central at 19.15 hrs same day.

HALTS: Thane, Panvel, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Kankavali, Kudal, Karmali, Madgaon, Karwar, Udupi and  Mulki

COMPOSITION: 12 Sleeper class, 6 General second class and 2 General Second class cum Guard’s break van.

(6 General second class and 2 General second class cum Guard’s Brake Vans will run as unreserved coaches with normal charges applicable for Mail/Express trains).
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Temporary stoppage of trains at Banavar rom 07thJanuary, 2017 to 11th January, 2017

South Western Railway will provide o­ne minute Temporary stoppage for the following trains at Banavar station during Annual Celebration (Gyarvein Sharief) from 07thJanuary, 2017 to 11th January, 2017 (Five Days o­nly):-

1.Train No. 16202, Shivamogga Town-Bengaluru Express arrives at Banavar at 08:10 hours and departs at 08:11 hours.

2.Train No. 16206, Mysuru-Talaguppa Express arrives at Banavar at 08:59 hours and departs at 09:00 hours.

3.Train No. 16205, Talaguppa-Mysuru Express arrives at Banavar at 18:36 hours and departs at 18:37 hours.

4.Train No. 16201, Bengaluru-Shivamogga Town Express arrives at Banavar at 18:27 hours and departs at 18:28 hours.
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AC WEEKLY SPECIAL TRAINS BETWEEN PUNE AND AJMER

Railways have decided to run 6 AC weekly special trains between Pune and Ajmer  to clear the extra rush of passengers. The details are as under:

Train No. 01319 AC weekly  special (3 trips) will leave Pune at 00.25 hrs o­n 3.1.2017, 10.1.2017 & 17.1.2017 ( Tuesdays ) and will arrive Ajmer at 23.30 hrs  same day.

Train No. 01320 AC weekly  special (3 trips) will leave Ajmer at 05.55 hrs o­n 4.1.2017, 11.1.2017 & 18.1.2017 ( Wednesdays ) and will arrive Pune at 05.00 hrs  next day.

HALTS: Lonavala, Kalyan, Vasai Road, Vapi, Surat, Vadodara Jn, Godhra(halt o­nly for 01319) , Ratlam, Nimach, Chittaurgarh Jn, Bhilwara, Bijainagar and Nasirabad.

 COMPOSITION: Thirteen AC-3 Tier coaches.

RESERVATION: Bookings for Train No.01319 AC weekly special o­n special charges will open from 31.12.2016
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Train No.12715 H.S.Nanded–Amritsar Sachkand Express &Train No. 12590 Secunderabad – Gorakhpur Superfast Trains Rescheduled on 30th December, 2016

1.Train No.12715 H.S.Nanded–Amritsar Sachkand Express scheduled to depart H.S.Nanded at 09:30 hrs on 30th December, 2016 is rescheduled to depart at 19:30 hrs on the same day, due to late running of its pairing train.

2.Train No. 12590 Secunderabad – Gorakhpur Superfast Express scheduled to depart Secunderabad at 07:20 hrs o­n 30thDecember, 2016 is rescheduled to depart at 17:00 hrs o­nthe same day, due to late running of its pairing train.
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Special EMU specials o­n the Arakkonam – Tiruttani section o­n 31.12.2016

In view of the Thirupugazh Thirupadi festival at Tiruttani, Southern railway will run the following EMU specials o­n the Arakkonam – Tiruttani section o­n 31.12.2016.

Special 1:     Dep. Arakkonam   22.00 hrs.        Arr. Tiruttani       22.20 hrs.
                      Dep. Tiruttani        22.30 hrs.        Arr. Arakkonam  22.50 hrs.
Special 2:     Dep. Arakkonam   23.10 hrs.        Arr. Tiruttani       23.30 hrs.
                      Dep. Tiruttani        23.40 hrs.        Arr. Arakkonam  00.00 hrs.
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CANCELLATION/DIVERSION OF TRAINS DUE TO DERAILMENT OF 12987 SEALDAH-AJMER EXPRESS NEAR RURA ON NORTH CENTRAL RAILWAY ON 29.12.2016, 30.12.2016 ,31.12.2016

Due to derailment of 12987 Sealdah-Ajmer Express o­n 28.12.2016 near Rura station o­n North Central Railway, the rail traffic o­n Delhi-Kanpur section has been disrupted. As a result, the following trains have been  cancelled/diverted to run as  under -
TRAIN CANCELLED o­n 29.12.2016

·14101/14102 Prayag-Kanpur Central –Prayag Exp.

·11110 Lucknow-Jhansi Intercity Exp.

·12309 Rajender Nagar-New Delhi Rajdhani Exp.

·12417 Allahabad Jn.-New Delhi Prayag Raj Exp.

·12275 Allahabad Jn.-New Delhi Duronto Exp.

·12004/12003 New Delhi-Lucknow-New Delhi Shatabdi Exp.

·12488 Anand Vihar Trml.-Jogbani Seemachal Exp.

·12180/12179 Agra Cantt.-Lucknow-Agra Cantt. Interctiy Exp.

·13007 Howrah-Sriganganagar-Udhyan Abha Toofan Exp.

·12396 Ajmer-Rajender Nagar Jiyarat Exp.

·12988 Ajmer-Sealdah Exp.

·22405 Bhagalpur-Anand Vihar Garib Rath Exp.

·22823 Bhubaneshwar-New Delhi Rajdhani Exp.

·14123/14124 Partapgarh-Kanpur-Partapgarh Exp.

·12398 Gaya-New Delhi Mahabodhi Exp.

·12394 New Delhi-Rajender Nagar Sampuran Kranti Exp.

·12582 New Delhi- Manduvidih Exp.

·12452 New Delhi-Kanpur Sharam Shakti Exp.

·12818 Anand Vihar Terminus-Hatia Jharkhand S.J. Exp.

·14164/14114 Meerut City/Dehradun-Allahabad Link Exp.

·22823 Bhubneshwar- New Delhi Rajdhani Exp.

·12419 Lucknow-New Delhi Gomti Exp.

·12311 Howrah-Kalkal Mail

·12595 Gorakhpur-Anand Vihar Terminal Hum Safar Exp.

·11109 Jhansi-Lucknow Intercity Exp.

·12559 Manduvidih-New Delhi Shiv Ganga Exp.

TRAIN CANCELLED o­n 30.12.2016

·13008 Sriganganagar-Howrah Udyan Abaha Toofan Exp.

·12802 New Delhi-Puri Purushottam Exp.

·22812 New Delhi - Bhubneshwar Rajdhani Exp.

·12820 Anand Vihar - Bhubneshwar Orissa S.K. Express

TRAIN CANCELLED o­n 31.12.2016

·13008 Sriganganagar-Howrah Udhyan Abha Toofan Exp

·12312 Kalka-Howrah Mail

DIVERSION OF TRAINS–
JCO–Journey Commencing o­n
S.No.
Train No. & Name
Diverted via
1.
15484 Delhi Jn.-Alipurdwar Sikkim Mahananda Exp. JCO 29.12.16
Moradabad-Lucknow-Mughalsarai
2.
12324 Anand Vihar Terminal-Howrah JCO 29.12.16
-do-
3.
12282 New Delhi-Bhubaneshwar Duronto JCO 29.12.16
-do-
4.
12566 New Delhi-Darbhanga Bihar S.K. JCO 29.12.16
Moradabad-Lucknow-Barabanki
5.
14865 Varanasi-Jodhpur Marudhar Exp. JCO 29.12.16
Kanpur Anwarganj-Faridabad-Shikohabad-Tundla
6.
19040 Muzaffarpur-Bandra Truminus Avadh  Exp. JCO. 29.12.16
Kanpur Anwarganj-Faridabad-Shikohabad-Tundla
7.
13239 Patna-Kota Exp. JCO. 29.12.16
Kanpur Anwarganj-Faridabad-Shikohabad-Tundla
8.
12565 Darbhanga-New Delhi Bihar S.K. Exp. JCO. 29.12.16
Gorakhpur-Burhwal-Sitapur city-Moradabad
9.
12555 Gorakhpur-Hisar Gorakhdham Exp. JCO. 29.12.16
-do-
10.
12553 Barauni-New Delhi Vaishali Exp. JCO. 29.12.16
-do-
11.
12225 Azamgarh-Delhi Jn. Kafiyat Exp. JCO. 29.12.16
Moradabad.
12.
12420 New Delhi-Lucknow Gomti Exp. JCO. 29.12.16
Ghaziabad-Mordabad-Lucknow.
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T. No.12124 DECCAN QUEEN EXPRESS and T. No.12128 CST-PUNE INTERCITY EXPRESS CANCELLED on TODAY- 29/12/2016

DUE TO DERAILMENT OF LOCAL TRAIN IN MUMBAI  T. No.12124 DECCAN QUEEN LEAVING PUNE TODAY(29/12/16) IS CANCELLED.

DUE TO DERAILMENT OF LOCAL TRAIN IN MUMBAI  T. No.12128 INTERCITY EXP LEAVING PUNE TODAY(29/12/16) IS CANCELLED.
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Derailment of local train on Down line beweentn kalyan and vithalwadi station on kylan-karjat route,train movement disrupted

Derailment of local train on DN line betn kalyan and vithalwadi station on kyn-karjat route,train movement disrupted,restoration efforts ON.

Shuttle train services are run between Ambarnath and Karjat.


5 coaches of Kurla-Ambarnth local derail betwn Kalyan-Vithalwadi at 0553 hrs. No injury to passengers. services on Kalyan-Karjat suspended.


KDMC requested to run extra buses between Kalyan and Ambarnath. CST-Kalyan; Kasara suburban services are running.

DUE TO DERAILMENT OF LOCAL TRAIN IN MUMBAI T. No.12124 DECCAN QUEEN LEAVING PUNE TODAY(29/12/16) IS CANCELLED


DUE TO DERAILMENT OF LOCAL TRAIN IN MUMBAI T. No.12128 INTERCITY EXP LEAVING PUNE TODAY(29/12/16) IS CANCELLED
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December 28, 2016

More trains diverted, cancelled and shhort terminated due to 12987 Ajmer-Sealdah Exp accident


Derailment of 12987 Ajmer-Sealdah Exp. at Rura station o­n Kanpur-Tundla section of North Central Railway

Following diversion, cancellation and short termination is planned-

UP trains-

Cancellation-

1.12403 JOUNRNEY COMMENCING o­n 28.12.16 ex. ALLAHABAD remain cancelled.

2.14163/14113 JOUNRNEY COMMENCING o­n 28.12.16 ex. ALLAHABAD remain cancelled.

3.All UP trains of DELHI bound ex. MUGALSARAI will be diverted via B Route i.e. MUGALSARAI-LUCKNOW-DELHI/NEW DELHI.

DN Trains-

Short termination-

1.14164/14114 will be short terminated at PHAPHUND o­n date.

2.12452 will be short terminated at PHAPHUND o­n date.

Diversion-

1.14056 will be diverted via ETAWAH-BHIND-GWALIOR-JHANSI-MANIKPUR-CHEOKI-MUGALSARAI.

2.12570 will be diverted via ETAWAH-BHIND-GWALIOR-JHANSI-MANIKPUR-CHEOKI-MUGALSARAI.

3.12004 NEW DELHI-LUCKNOW Shatabadi JOUNRNEY COMMENCING o­n 28.12.16 via GHAZIABAD - MURADABADLUCKNOW.

4.22824 NEW DELHI-BHUNESWAR Rajdhani JOUNRNEY COMMENCING o­n 28.12.16 via PALWAL - AGRA CANTT - JHANSI - KANPUR-MUGALSARAI.
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Partial Cancellation of Mysuru- Shravanabelagoa-Mysuru Passenger between Hassan-Shravanabelagola-Hassan 03rd January, 2017 to 14th January, 2017

For commissioning of absolute block system between Hassan- Shravanabelagola, Train No. 56216/56215, Mysuru-Shravanabelagola-Mysuru Passenger servicewill be partially cancelled between Hassan-Shravanabelagola-Hassan for 12 days from 03rd January, 2017 to 14th January, 2017.
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Train No. 14055 Dibrugarh-Old Delhi Brahmaputra Express and Train No. 06335 Guwahati-Kochuveli Special Train on 28th December, 2016 is rescheduled


1. Train No. 14055 Dibrugarh-Old Delhi Brahmaputra Express scheduled to depart Dibrugarh at 23:25 hrs on 28th December, 2016 is rescheduled to depart at 04:30 hrs on 29th December, 2016, due to late running of its pairing train.

2. Train No. 06335 Guwahati-Kochuveli Special Train scheduled to depart Guwahati at 23:25 hrs on 28th December, 2016 is rescheduled to depart at 05:15 hrs on 30th December, 2016 due to late running of its pairing train.
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Bulletin - 1200 hrs Derailment of 12987 Ajmer-Sealdah Exp. at Rura station on Kanpur-Tundla section of North Central Railway



Derailment of 12987 Ajmer-Sealdah Exp. at Rura station o­n Kanpur-Tundla section of North Central Railway

Following diversion, cancellation and short termination is planned-

UP trains-

Cancellation-

1.12403 JOUNRNEY COMMENCING o­n 28.12.16 ex. ALLAHABAD remain cancelled.

2.14163/14113 JOUNRNEY COMMENCING o­n 28.12.16 ex. ALLAHABAD remain cancelled.

3.All UP trains of DELHI bound ex. MUGALSARAI will be diverted via B Route i.e. MUGALSARAI-LUCKNOW-DELHI/NEW DELHI.

DN Trains-

Short termination-

1.14164/14114 will be short terminated at PHAPHUND o­n date.

2.12452 will be short terminated at PHAPHUND o­n date.

Diversion-

1.14056 will be diverted via ETAWAH-BHIND-GWALIOR-JHANSI-MANIKPUR-CHEOKI-MUGALSARAI.

2.12570 will be diverted via ETAWAH-BHIND-GWALIOR-JHANSI-MANIKPUR-CHEOKI-MUGALSARAI.

3.12004 NEW DELHI-LUCKNOW Shatabadi JOUNRNEY COMMENCING o­n 28.12.16 via GHAZIABAD - MURADABADLUCKNOW.

4.22824 NEW DELHI-BHUNESWAR Rajdhani JOUNRNEY COMMENCING o­n 28.12.16 via PALWAL - AGRA CANTT - JHANSI - KANPUR-MUGALSARAI.
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Special train from Chennai Central to Kollam and Kollam to Chennai Egmore

Train No.06046 Kollam – Chennai Egmore special fare special train will leave Kollam at 21.20 hrs. on 08th January, 2017 and reach Chennai Egmore at 12.40 hrs. the next day.

Composition: AC 2-tier -1, AC 3-tier – 3, Sleeper Class – 13, General Second Class – 2 & Luggage-cum-brake van – 2 coaches.

Stoppages: Kayankulam, Chengannur, Tiruvalla, Kottayam, Ernakulam Town, Aluva, Thrissur, Palakkad, Podanur, Tiruppur, Erode, Salem, Jolarpettai, Katpadi, Arakkonam and Perambur.

Advance reservations for the above train will commence on 29.12.16


Train No.06073 Chennai Central - Kollam special fare special train will leave Chennai Central at 22.30 hrs. on 29th December, 2016 and reach Kollam at 14.10 hrs. the next day.

Composition: Sleeper Class – 12, General Second Class – 6 & Luggage-cum-brake van – 2 coaches.

Stoppages: Katpadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Erode, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Palakkad, Thrissur, Aluva, Ernakulam Town, Kottayam, Tiruvalla, Chengannur and Kayankulam.
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Various services / projects of Ministry of Railways in Uttar Pradesh inaugurated / foundation stone laid / dedicated to the nation

The following services / projects of Ministry of Railways across various parts of Uttar Pradesh inaugurated / foundation stone laid / dedicated to the nation today i.e. 28 Dec 2016.

1.      Inauguration of Wi-Fi at Bareilly station

2.      Inauguration of Wi-Fi at Varanasi station

3.      Inauguration of Wi-Fi at Aligarh station

4.      Inauguration of Wi-Fi at Mathura station

5.      Inauguration of three platforms and yards at Aligarh station

6.      Foundation stone laid for upgradation of passenger amenities at Akbarpur station

7.      Foundation stone laid for upgradation of passenger amenities at Jaunpur station

8.      Foundation stone laid for upgradation of passenger amenities at Shahganj station

9.      Foundation stone laid for upgradation of passenger amenities at Pratapgarh station

10.  Foundation stone laid for upgradation of passenger amenities at Jhangai station

11.  Foundation stone laid of escalator and FoB of Mirzapur station

12.  Foundation stone laid of escalator and FoB at Vindhyachal station

13.  Foundation stone laid of improvised station and FoB at Robertsganj station

14.  Foundation stone laid of Electrification of Jafarabad-Akbarpur-Tanda section

15.  Foundation stone laid of Electrification of Chunar-Chopan line

16.  Foundation stone laid of Electrification of Utretia-Raebareli-Amethi-Janghai line

17.  Commencement of work of doubling cum electrification of Utretia-Alam Nagar byepass at Lucknow

18.  Dedication of newly electrified route of Rosa-Sitapur rail route to the nation

19.  Dedication of newly electrified route of Sitapur-Burhwal rail route to the nation

20.  Dedication of  Electronic Interlocking at Aligarh

21.  Foundation stone laid for doubling of  Rosa-Sitapur

22.  Foundation stone laid for doubling of Sitapur-Burhwal

23.  Foundation stone laid of Mathura-Jhansi 3rd line

24.  Commencement of work of doubling between Raebareli and Amethi stations

25.  Extension of existing Agra Cantt-Etawah DEMU Train upto Mainpuri via newly constructed Etawah-Karhal-Mainpuri Broad Gauge section



Ministry of Railways has taken up many projects in Uttar Pradesh. There are as many as 62 ongoing Engineering Projects like New line, Gauge Conversion & Doublings in the state of UP, costing Rs 58,850 cr. and the aggregate length of these projects is 6500 km.

Outlay for projects in UP has been increased substantially in the last 3 years. The average annual outlay for projects in UP from 2009 to 2014 was Rs. 1100 Cr. This average has been enhanced to Rs. 3400 Cr for the last three budgets. In 2016-17 alone, Rs 5369 Cr has been allotted for projects falling partly or fully in UP.



Inauguration of Wi-Fi service at Mathura, Varanasi, Bareilly & Aligarh Railway Stations

The Wi-Fi service at Mathura, Varanasi, Bareilly & Aligarh Railway Stations was dedicated to the nation today, 28th December 2016.

The Wi-Fi facility for the visitors & rail users of Mathura, Varanasi, Bareilly & Aligarh Railway Station has been commissioned by RailTel in association with Google for providing high speed state of the art world class internet experience to the commuters. The service built over the fiber network of RailTel is designed to offer high-speed broadband like experience to users. Travelers passing through these stations will now be able to easily stream a high definition video while they’re waiting, research their destination, download a book or a new game for their journey.

RailTel Corporation of India Ltd., a Mini-Ratna PSU under Ministry of Railways, has taken a lead in providing fast Wi-Fi for the use of passengers at A1 & A category Railway stations. RailTel roped in Google as the technology partner for setting up fast Wi-Fi network initially covering 400 A1 & A category stations.

Under this partnership, it was planned to provide fast Wi-Fi service at 100 railway stations by the end of the year to benefit around 10 million Indians a day.



Inauguration of three platforms and yards at Aligarh

The works of Aligarh Yard remodelling and improvement of Passenger Amenities have been carried out at the cost of Rs 14.9 cr. Following works have been  undertaken at Aligarh yard :

●       3 new platforms have been constructed with all required passenger amenities, to accommodate 25 coach rakes.

●       All these newly constructed platforms have also been connected with newly constructed FOB.

●       The width of PF no. 1 has been increased by 7.3 m at DLI end to avoid inconvenience to passengers. Width of PF no. 3 & 4 has also been increased at both   HWH and DLI ends.

●       The existing mechanical interlocking of Aligarh yard has been upgraded to Electronic interlocking.

●       Besides this, safety standards have been increased by removing   4 number Diamond Crossings from existing yard.

●       All main line signals of Aligarh station are converted into semi automatic 4 aspect signals.

●       All operation of points, signals and indications of signaling gears has now been centralized in newly installed visual display unit in Station Master’s chamber.

●       New Down loop line of CSR – 801m has been constructed.

●       The existing goods lines no. 6, 7 and 8 have been converted into passenger platform lines and their CSR has also been increased to 700-735 m.



Foundation stone laid for Upgradation of Passenger Amenities at Akbarpur Station

Akbarpur is an important railway station in District Ambedkar Nagar of Uttar Pradesh and is a junction station, catering to Tada Thermal Power station of NTPC.

Important works of passenger amenities have been sanctioned for upgradation of facilities at this railway station which caters to pilgrims, traders & population of Ambedkar Nagar. Major inputs have been planned for improvement of circulating area, renovation of booking cum PRS office, platform surface, extension of platform no. 1 for 26 coach length and extension of platform no. 2 & 3 for 24 coach length,provision of 20 nos 4-seater stainless benches etc. The work was sanctioned in 2015-16 at approximate cost of Rs 90 Lakhs.



Foundation stone laid for Upgradation of Passenger Amenities at Jaunpur Jn Station

Jaunpur Junction, also known as Bhandariya railway station, is a district headquarters station in Uttar Pradesh. This station is part of Northern Railway Lucknow Division and caters to Lucknow-Faizabad-Varanasi and Allahabad-Jaunpur lines of Northern Railway as well as Aunrihar–Jaunpur line of North Eastern Railway.

Important passenger amenities works have been sanctioned for upliftment of Jaunpur Jn station. Major components of proposed upgradation include improvement of circulating area, upgradation of facilities on platforms such as improvement of platform surface (of platform no. 1), water booths, improvement of booking office cum PRS and waiting hall, improvement of approach road to railway station, provision of Pay and Use toilets etc. The work was sanctioned in 2015-16 at approximate cost of Rs 99 Lakhs.



Foundation stone laid for Upgradation of Passenger Amenities at Shahganj Station

Shahganj is an important junction station, situated in Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh and is part of Ayodhya-Jaunpur railway line where railway line from Mau also meets.

Important passenger amenities works have been planned to give a facelift to this station. The work sanctioned in 2015-16 at approximate cost of Rs 99 Lakhs includes improvement in circulating area, construction of booking office cum PRS and waiting hall at Shahganj, provision of Pay and Use toilet, provision of additional steel benches (50 nos, 4-seater each) etc.



Foundation stone laid for Upgradation of Passenger Amenities at Pratapgarh Station

Pratapgarh is an old city and municipality of Uttar Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of Pratapgarh district. Pratapgarh is the birthplace of the national poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan.Pratapgarh is a junction railway station, situated strategically on Allahabad-Faizabad and Varanasi-Lucknow sections.

In view of its strategic location and important catchment of passengers and trade activities, many important passenger amenities works have been sanctioned for upliftment of Pratapgarh railway station. Major items include improvement of circulating area, replacement of old FOB, provision of longue for high end passengers, extension, raising and improvement of platforms, platform surfacing, provision of additional platform shelter, renovation of waiting rooms, replacement of water hydrants on platform no. 3, provision of full length washing line, renovation of Pay and Use toilet, provision of 10 kWp solar panel & LED lights in station building, circulating area & on platforms etc, at approximate cost of Rs 8.75 Crore.



Foundation stone laid for Upgradation of Passenger Amenities at Janghai Station

Janghai is an important junction railway station where railway lines from Varanasi, Jaunpur, Pratapgarh/Rae Bareli/Lucknow and Allahabad converge from four sides.

In view of its strategic importance, Railway has decided to develop additional passenger facilities at Janghai station, including improvement of circulating area, improvement of drainage system, development of façade of station building, improvement of platform surface, renovation of waiting rooms,  provision of new waiting hall, improvement of drinking water facilities, renovation of toilet facilities etc, at approximate cost of Rs 67 Lakhs.



Foundation stone laid of Escalators & Foot Over Bridge on

Mirzapur & Vindhyachal Stations

The project to provide escalators & foot over bridge on  Mirzapur & Vindhyachal Stations of Allahabad Division of North Central Railway is being undertaken with the estimated cost of Total Rs. 12.20 Crore. One foot over bridge will be constructed on each station, under the project along with provision of 04 escalators on Mirzapur & 02 escalators on Vindhyachal stations (approx cost of each escalators is Rs. 70 Lacs). New foot over bridges and escalators will definitely improve the safety & facility for Passengers. The new escalators will securely be a blessing for old & disabled passengers.



Foundation stone laid of Improvised Station and Foot Over Bridge at Robertsganj Station

Robertsganj is an important station of Sonebhadra district on Chunar -Chopan section of North Central Railway. The beautification work &  Construction of foot over bridge on station is being done with the approx. estimated cost of Rs. 3.00 Crores. The completion of these works will fulfill the demands of Local Public.



Foundation stone laid of Electrification of Zafrabad-Akbarpur-Tanda section

Electrification of Zafrabad-Akbarpur-Tanda section is required in order to enhance throughput of this section and to avoid cost of detention due to traction change from diesel to electric and vice-versa which in turn would also have environmental implications. The route caters to important NTPC power plant at Tanda. The work of electrification in above section has been sanctioned during 2015-16 at an approximate cost of Rs 92.24 Crores.

The project involves electrification of 101 RKM with 01 Traction Substation (at Shahganj), 10 Switching Stations, 17 Auxiliary Transformers & 01 Maintenance Depot (at Shahganj). The section falls in districts Jaunpur, Sultanpur & Ambedkarnagar of Uttar Pradesh.



Foundation stone laid of Electrification of Chunar-Chopan Rail Line

The Chunar-Chopan Railway line Electrification work has been sanctioned with an estimated cost of Rs 129.66 Crore. There are Six stations on 100 Route kms. Long this section. One traction sub station, one OHE depot & one PSI depot will also be constructed during this project. After completion of project, the Rail operations on the route will be possible with Electric Traction. This will also improve the speed & throughput on the section along with reduction in journey time. In addition, this will also be an effort to ensure environment friendly transport.



Foundation stone laid for Electrification of Utretia - Raebareli - Amethi - Pratapgarh - Jhangai Rail Section



Lucknow-Raebareli- Amethi-Varanasi Division is the Trunk Route of Northern Railway Track. There is a non-electrified track of 214 km between Utretia-Janghai Station because of which operation of the electrical engine is not possible in this section. Apart from the degradation of environment most of the trains running on Lucknow-Varanasi- Allahabad Track gets delayed because of the rail traction done on these stations. During the year 2015-16, a project of Rs.253 crores for the electrification of the abovementioned 214 km long track was sanctioned. In this project, three traction sub-depots (132KV/25KV), 3 maintenance depot, 13 switch station and three tower wagon sheds will be constructed. This work will be completed by RVNL and the target for completion of this project is May, 2019.

         

Commencement of work of Doubling cum Electrification of Utratia- Alamnagar bypass at Lucknow (18.06 km)

The work has been sanctioned at a cost of Rs 133 Cr.

Presently, there are two routes between Alamnagar and Utratia, One is via Lucknow and this is second route bypassing Lucknow Railway Station. There is severe congestion between Alamnagar - Utratia route via Lucknow. At present, Alamnagar Utratia via Transport Nagar line is mainly used for goods traffic to reduce congestion at Lucknow.

The doubling will provide convenient and better transport infrastructure to the route and thereby remove the transport difficulties and boost the punctuality of goods trains. Also this will reduce the congestion on Utretia - Lucknow route which is presently too busy.

8 major bridges and 53 minor bridges will have to be constructed for this doubling work.



Dedication of Electronic Interlocking at Aligarh Jn.

The electronic interlocking and major yard remodeling works along with construction of an island platform,  an additional platform, widening of platform no 1,3 and 4, increasing of length of platform no 4, long stabling line, new engine siding and removal of  4 Diamond crossing to improve safety were completed with an approximate expenditure of Rs 28 Crores. Under the yard remodeling and electronic interlocking works, the speed restriction over yard was removed along with converting Down Main Line to Loop Line, Up Main Line to Down Main line and Up Loop Line to Up Main Line to streamline the train operations.

While replacing Old lever frames with modern electronic interlocking, 06 calling on signals and 43 extra shunt Signals were also installed. This is an important step towards execution of Hon’ble Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu’s “Mission Raftaar” of Indian Railways.



Foundation stone laid of Doubling cum Electrification of Roza - Sitapur Cantt - Burhwal (180.77 km)

The work has been sanctioned at a cost of Rs 1295.42 crore. The areas served by this route are densely populated & there has been persistent unfulfilled demand of additional trains for the local & metropolitans cities.

The project cover four major districts of Uttar Pradesh namely Barabanki, Sitapur, Lakhimpur Kheri & Shahjahanpur. No land acquisition is involved in this doubling work and the scope of the work includes expansion of 25 stations, extension of 12 major bridges, 210 minor bridges, 126 level crossing gates, earthwork of about 16 lakh cum and electrification of proposed double line.

Agencies for Earthwork, Bridges etc for 100 km length have been finalized.The doubling work along with electrification is expected to be completed in 4 years by April 2021.



Foundation stone laid of Mathura-Jhansi Third line including Electrification (274.2 km)

The project to construct 274 KM long Mathura-Jhansi 3rd Railway line on  very busy Palwal –Bina section of North Central Railway has been sanctioned with an estimated cost of Rs 3850  Crore. The proposed third line will reduce congestion on busy route of Delhi-Chennai, increase in sectional speed and will lead to economic development of the area. Mathura-Jhansi third line is passing through three major districts of Uttar Pradesh namely Mathura, Agra, Jhansi, 3 district of M.P. i.e. Gwalior, Morena and Datia and Dholpur district of Rajasthan. With alterations to 29 stations, 2 important bridges, 19 major bridges, 278 minor bridges and earthwork of around 58 lakh cubic meter, this is a very important  project. The completion of the project will result in seamless operations over the section.



Commencement of work of doubling between Raebareli and Amethi Stations (60 km)

The work has been sanctioned at a cost of Rs 359 Cr. Raebareli - Pratapgarh via Amethi section forms a very vital link of trunk B route extending from Mughal Sarai at one end and Amritsar on the other and passes through Varanasi, Lucknow, Bareilly, Moradabad and Saharanpur (all in the state of Uttar Pradesh), Ambala in the state of Haryana and up to Amritsar (in the state of Punjab).

One of the major operational constraints of the above route is that Utretia- Rai Bareli- Amethi-Pratapgarh-Janghai section is a single line non- electrified section which severely restricts the smooth flow of traffic. The line capacity utilization of this section has reached a saturation point, and as such, it is not able to shoulder any further growth of rail traffic. In these circumstances, it is necessary to make Raebareli-Amethi a double line section, so that the increase in the line capacity of this section would enable it to handle the increase in traffic on the route. 6 major and 155 minor bridges are going to be constructed for this doubling work and this is going to be an electrified line.



Commissioning of Etawah- Karhal-Mainpuri new line

57.5 km long Etawah- Mainpuri new line which is getting commissioned today was sanctioned in 1997-98. The Cost of this project is around Rs. 323 Cr. Both Etawah and Mainpuri are two important district head quarters in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Now Mainpuri is directly connected with Etawah and further with Guna through the BG link of Guna - Etawah new line and as a result the area will get a direct Rail link with Madhya Pradesh and will help in overall development of this area.

Etawah-Mainpuri new line takes off from Etawah station situated on Kanpur-Tundla section and joins Shikohabad-Farrukhabad line at Mainpuri station. This line traverses through the district of Etawah and Mainpuri of Uttar Pradesh. This line passes through three subdivisions of Etawah district i.e. Etawah Sadar, Saifai, Jaswant nagar and two subdivisions of Mainpuri district i.e. Karhal and Mainpuri Sadar of Uttar Pradesh.

The section is having 2 existing stations (Etawah & Mainpuri) and 01 new crossing station Karhal with 4 halt stations namely Baidpura, Saifai, Bujhia & Kiratpur. Construction of 8 Major Bridges, 68 Minor Bridges and one ROB at National Highway had to be completed for this railway line.
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Extension of existing Train No 71909/71910 Agra Cantt-Etawah DEMU Train upto Mainpuri Via Newly Constructed Etawah-Karhal-Mainpuri Broad Gauge Section

The extension of the train will link Agra Cantt and Mainpuri via Etawah, Karhal through newly constructed Etawah - Karhal - Mainpuri Broad Gauge section. There will be no change in timings of the train between Agra Cantt. and Etawah.  The timings and stoppages of 71909/71910 Agra Cantt.-Etawah DEMU over the extended portion will be as under:-


71909 Agra Cantt-Mainpuri DEMU

Station
71910 Mainpuri-Agra Cantt. DEMU
Arr
Dep
Arr
Dep
--
17.10
Agra Cantt.
09.55
--
20.35
20.45
Etawah
05.45
06.00
21.00
21.00*
Vaidpura Halt
05.24
05.24*
21.11
21.11*
Safai Halt
05.13
05.13*
21.22
21.23
Karhal
05.03
05.04
21.35
21.35*
Bujhia Halt
04.51
04.51*
21.46
21.46*
Kiratpur Halt
04.42
04.42*
22.05
--
Mainpuri
--
04.30
*          Half minutes halt.
Days of run                                                    -           Daily
Primary maintenance                                   -           Agra Cantt
Composition                                                   -           TC-06, DPC-02 = Total 8 Cars.
Distance (Extended                                       -           57.5 Kms
portion)
Duration of travel:   Ex-Etawah                  -           1’20”
                                    Ex-Mainpuri              -           1’15”
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