Thursday, 30 June 2016

Sixteen Special Trains between Vijayawada – Secunderabad & Secunderabad – Kakinada Town (Via., Guntur)

1.Vijayawada – Secunderabad – Vijayawada Special Train (08 services):
Train No.07207 Vijayawada - Secunderabad Special train will depart Vijayawada at 22:00 hrs o­n 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th July, 2016 (Thursdays) and arrive Secunderabad at 04:30 hrs o­n the next day.
In the return direction, Train No. 07208 Secunderabad – Vijayawada Special train will depart Secunderabad at 23:15 hrs o­n 10th, 17th, 24thand 31st July, 2016 (Sundays) and arrive Vijayawada at 05:45 am o­n the next day.
Enroute, these special trains will stop at Guntur, Sattenapalli, Piduguralla and Nalgonda stations in both the directions.

2.Secunderabad – Kakinada Town – Secunderabad Special Train (08 services):
Train No.07011 Secunderabad - Kakinada Town Special train will depart Secunderabad at 19:15 hrs o­n 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29thJuly, 2016 (Fridays) and arrive Kakinada Town at 05:15 hrs o­n the next day.
In the return direction, Train No. 07012 Kakinada Town – Secunderabad Special train will depart Kakinada Town at 18:10 hrs o­n 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th July, 2016 (Saturdays) and arrive Secunderabad at 04:30 hrs o­n the next day.
Enroute, these special trains will stop at Nalgonda, Miryalaguda, Piduguralla, Sattenapalli, Guntur, Vijayawada, Eluru, Tadepalligudem, Rajahmundry and Samalkot stations in both the directions.
     These trains will have 17 coaches viz., o­ne AC II Tier, two AC III Tier, seven Sleeper Class, five General Second Class and two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake van Coaches.
      *These trains will run as Special Fare Trains.
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68 Special Trains between Howrah -Chennai Central & Howrah-Ernakulam

1.Train No. 00841/00842 Howrah -Chennai Central- Howrah AC Superfast Special Train (34 services):-

Train No. 00841 Howrah-Chennai Central Special Train will depart Howrah at 12:40 hrs o­n 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th July, 6th, 27th August, 3rd, 10th September, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29thOctober, 5th, 12th, 19th and 26thNovember 2016 (Saturdays) arrive/depart Vijayawada at 12:30/12:45 hrs on Sunday and arrive Chennai Central at 15:05 hrs.  

In the return direction, Train No. 00842 Chennai Central Special Train will depart Chennai Central at 17:10 hrs o­n 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th July, 7th, 28th August, 4th, 11th, September, 9th, 16th, 23rdOctober, 6th, 13th, 20th 27thNovember 2016 (Sundays) arrive/depart Vijayawada at 23:45/23:55 hrs and arrive Howrah at 18:30 hrs o­n the next day.

Enroute these special trains will stop at Kharagpur, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Khurda Rd, Brahmapur, Visakhapatnam, Duvvada, Rajahmundry and Nellore stations in both directions.

These special trains will consist of 16 coaches viz.,  fourteen AC III Tier Class and two Power Car Coaches.

*All these special trains will run as Special Fare Trains.

2.Train No. 02853/02854 Howrah-Ernakulam-Howrah Superfast Suvidha Weekly Special Trains (34 Services):-

Train No. 02853 Howrah - Ernakulam Superfast Suvidha Special Train will depart Howrah at 17:00 hrs 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th July, 6th, 27th August, 3rd, 10th September, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29thOctober, 5th, 12th, 19th and 26thNovember 2016 (Saturdays) arrive/depart Vijayawada at 12:30/12:45 hrs o­n Sundays and arrive Ernakulam at 06:00 hrs o­n Mondays.

In the return direction, Train No. 02854 Ernakulam - Howrah Superfast Suvidha Special Train will depart Ernakulam at 08:50 hrs o­n 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th July, 2nd, 9th, August, 6th, 13th, September, 11th, 18th, 25th, October, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th November, 2016 (Tuesday) arrive/depart Vijayawada at 02:30/02:45 hrs o­n Wednesdays and arrive Howrah at 23:00 hrs.

Enroute these Suvidha special trains will stop Kharagpur, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Bhubaneshwar, Khurda Road, Brahmapur, Visakhapatnam, Rajahmundry, Eluru, o­ngole, Nellore, Renigunta, Katpadi, Jolarpettai, Erode and Coimbatore  stations in both directions.

These special trains will consist of 19 coaches viz., o­ne AC II Tier, four AC III Tier, twelve Sleeper Class and two Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches.
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Additional Stoppage to Janmabhoomi Express at Nuzvid

South Central Railway will provide additional stoppage to Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam-Secunderabad Janmabhoomi Express at Nuzvid Railway Station from 7th July, 2016 o­n experimental basis for a period of six months, as detailed below:-

Accordingly, Train No.12806 Secunderabad – Visakhapatnam Janmabhoomi Express will arrive/depart Nuzvid at 14:13/14:14 hrs.

In the return direction, Train No.12805 Visakhapatnam – Secunderabad Janmabhoomi Express will arrive/depart Nuzvid at 10:44/10:45 hrs.

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67,000 Berths / Seats Provided by Attaching Additional Coaches to Several Express Trains from 1st July to 4th August, 2016,

South Central Railway will extend the temporary augmentation of following Trains with additional Coaches from 1st July to 4th August, 2016, as detailed below:-
1.Train No. 12730 H S Nanded-Pune Bi-weekly Express will be augmented with o­ne Sleeper Class Coach from 3rd July to 31st July, 2016.
2.Train No. 12729 Pune-H S Nanded Bi-weekly Express will be augmented with o­ne Sleeper Class Coach from 4thJuly to 1st August, 2016.
3.Train No. 17614 H S Nanded-Pune Tri-weekly Express will be augmented with o­ne Sleeper Class Coach from 1st July to 30 July, 2016.
4.Train No. 17613 Pune-H S Nanded Tri-weekly Express will be augmented with o­ne Sleeper Class Coach from 2ndJuly to 31st July, 2016.
5.Train No. 17618 Nanded-Mumbai CST Tapovan Express will be augmented with o­ne AC Chair Car Coach from 1st July to 31st July, 2016.
6.Train No. 17617 Mumbai CST-Nanded Tapovan Express will be augmented with o­ne AC Chair Car Coach from 2ndJuly to 1st August, 2016.
7.Train No. 17209 Kakinada Town-Bangalore Seshadri Express will be augmented with o­ne AC II Tier Coach from 1st July to 26th July, 2016.
8.Train No. 17210 Bangalore-Kakinada Town Seshadri Express will be augmented with o­ne AC II Tier Coach from 4th July to 29th July, 2016.
9.Train No. 17235 Bangalore-Nagercoil Express will be augmented with o­ne AC II Tier Coach from 2nd July to 27th July, 2016.
10.Train No. 17236 Nagercoil-Bangalore Express will be augmented with o­ne AC II Tier Coach from 3rd July to 28th July, 2016.
11.Train No. 17221 Kakinada-Mumbai LTT Bi-Weekly Express will be augmented with o­ne AC III Tier Coach from 3rd July to 31st July, 2016.
12.Train No. 17222 Mumbai LTT-Kakinada Bi-Weekly Express will be augmented with o­ne AC III Tier Coach from 4th July to 1st August, 2016.
13.Train No. 17207 Vijayawada – Shirdi Sai Nagar Express will be augmented with o­ne AC III Tier Coach o­n 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th  July, 2016.
14.Train No. 17208 Shirdi Sai Nagar – Vijayawada Express will be augmented with o­ne AC III Tier Coach from 6th, 13th, 20th & 27thJuly, 2016.
15.Train No. 12713 Vijayawada-Secunderabad Satavahana Express will be augmented with two Chair Car Coaches from 1st July to 31st July, 2016.
16.Train No. 12714 Secunderabad -Vijayawada Satavahana Express will be augmented with two Chair Car Coaches from 1st July to 31st July, 2016.
17.Train No. 17405 Tirupati-Adilabad Krishna Express will be augmented with o­ne Chair Car Coach from 1st July to 31st July, 2016.
18.Train No. 17406 Adilabad-Tirupati Krishna Express will be augmented with o­ne Chair Car Coach from 2nd July to 1st August, 2016.
19.Train No. 17409 Adilabad-Nanded Express will be augmented with o­ne Chair Car Coach from 2nd July to 1st August, 2016.
20.Train No. 17410 Nanded-Adilabad Express will be augmented with o­ne Chair Car Coach from 2nd July to 1st August, 2016.
21.Train No. 57477 Tirupati-Guntakal Passenger will be augmented with o­ne Sleeper Class Coach from 1st July to 31st July, 2016.
22.Train No. 57478 Guntakal-Tirupati Passenger will be augmented with o­ne Sleeper Class Coach from 2nd July to 1st August, 2016.
23.Train No. 17417 Tirupati- Shirdi SaiNagar Express will be augmented with o­ne AC III Tier Coach o­n 5th, 12th, 19th& 26th July, 2016.
24.Train No. 17418 Shirdi SaiNagar-Tirupati Express will be augmented with o­ne AC III Tier Coach o­n 6th, 13th, 20th& 27th July, 2016.
25.Train No. 07417 Tirupati- Nagersol Special train will be augmented with o­ne AC III Tier Coach o­n 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th July, 2016.
26.Train No. 07418 Nagarsol-Tirupati Special train will be augmented with o­ne AC III Tier Coach o­n 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th July, 2016.
27.Train No. 12747 Guntur-Vikarabad Palnadu Express will be augmented with o­ne AC Chair Car from 1st July to 31st July, 2016.
28.Train No. 12748 Vikarabad-Guntur Palnadu Express will be augmented with o­ne    AC Chair Car from 1stJuly to 31st July, 2016.
29.Train No. 17018 Secunderabad-Rajkot Tri-Weekly Express will be augmented with o­ne AC III Tier Coach from 2nd July to 30thJuly, 2016.
30.Train No. 17017 Rajkot-Secunderabad Tri-Weekly Express will be augmented with o­ne AC III Tier Coach from 4th July to 1stAugust, 2016.
31.Train No. 17002 Secunderabad-Shirdi Express will be augmented with o­ne AC III Tier Coach o­n 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd& 29th July, 2016 (on Fridays).
32.Train No. 17001 Shirdi-Secunderabad Express will be augmented with o­ne AC III Tier Coach o­n 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd& 30  July, 2016 (on Saturdays).
33.Train No. 12732 Secunderabad-Tirupati Express will be augmented with o­ne AC II Tier Coach from 2nd July to 30th July, 2016.
34.Train No. 12731 Tirupati- Secunderabad Express will be augmented with o­ne AC II Tier Coach from 3rd July to 31st July, 2016.
35.Train No. 12764 Secunderabad-Tirupati Padmavati Express will be augmented with o­ne AC II Tier Coach from 1st July to 31stJuly, 2016.
36.Train No. 12763 Tirupati- Secunderabad Padmavati Express will be augmented with o­ne AC II Tier Coach from 2nd July to 1st August, 2016.
37.Train No. 17256 Hyderabad-Narsapur Express will be augmented with o­ne AC III Tier Coach from 1st July to 31st July, 2016.
38.Train No. 17255 Narsapur-Hyderabad Express will be augmented with o­ne AC III Tier Coach from 2nd July to 1st August, 2016.
39.Train No. 17230 Hyderabad-Trivandrum Sabari Express will be augmented with o­ne AC III Tier Coach from 3rd July to 2ndAugust, 2016.
40.Train No. 17229 Trivandrum-Hyderabad Sabari Express will be augmented with o­ne AC III Tier Coach from 5th July to 4thAugust, 2016.
41.Train No. 17250 Secunderabad-Machilipatnam Express will be augmented with o­ne First AC Class Coach and o­ne AC III Tier Coach from 1stJuly to 20th July, 2016.
42.Train No. 17249 Machilipatnam-Secunderabad Express will be augmented with o­ne First AC Class Coach and o­ne AC III Tier Coach from 2ndJuly to 21st July, 2016.

The augmentation of Coaches will make available 720 berths in First AC, 7,636 berths in AC II Tier, 15,488 berths in AC III Tier, 7,776 berths in Sleeper Class, 8,928 seats in AC Chair Car, 26,784 in Second Sitting totaling to 67,332 additional seats /berths generated for clearing extra rush and wait listed passengers.
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Talgo Highspeed Train trials on Mathura-Palwal route for speeds upto 180 kmph

Talgo’s coaches are all set to begin speed trials from July 7, a development that takes India closer to its dreams of having semi-high speed and high speed trains. Suresh Prabhu-led Indian Railways is conducting trial runs with Talgo train coaches, which the Spanish company claims can help Railways attain higher speeds, even on the existing tracks.
Sources told that the coaches will be tried for speeds up to 180 kmph. “The speed trials which will begin on July 7, will continue till the end of July,” sources added. The trial will take place on the Mathura-Palwal route.
Indian Railways’ Research Designs & Standards Organisation (RDSO) has already been testing the coaches for safety and stability. Asked about whether the initial trials have been successful, an RDSO official told, “The report is under preparation with analysis of various technical data and technical aspects. The preliminary results appear OK. However, it would be inappropriate to comment anything on the results till the report is final.”
Talgo trains from Spain successfully completed the first set-up trial run between Izzatnagar and Bhojipura stations on the Bareilly-Moradabad rail route during May, where the luxury coaches were pulled by an Indian engine and were tested for sensors and derailment. The nine coaches of the train were run for around three hours at a speed of 50-km per hour. The speed trial of the coaches at a speed of 115 km per hour on the the 90-km long rail section between Bareilly and Moradabad also held for two weeks later. After the Bareilly and Moradabad route trial, the train will now be test-run on the route between Mathura and Palwal for 40 days with speed up to 180 km per hour!
The nine-coach Talgo train consists of two Executive Class cars, four Chair Cars, a cafeteria, a power car and a tail-end coach for staff and equipment.
Talgo’s coaches are said to weigh much less than an average Indian Railways coach, and that is what the company claims will help it run trains at a higher speed. They also consume 30% less energy, the Spanish company says.
India’s bullet train dreams seem to be on a fast track to being realised in some years. If a feasibility study, conducted by a Spanish firm, is anything to go by, then the travel time between Delhi and Kolkata may actually come down to less than five hours!
Multiple reports suggest that the feasibility study, which is being undertaken for the 1513 km long Delhi-Kolkata high speed corridor along with two other routes of the Diamond Quadrilateral project, has projected the travel time between Delhi and Kolkata to be as less as five hours.
Not only that, the train travel time between Delhi and Varanasi will be reduced to as little as 2 hours 45 minutes, suggest reports about the study.
Meanwhile, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has said that setting up of a high speed railway line on the Delhi-Chandigarh is in “preliminary-planning”. “Mumbai-Ahmedabad will be the first in the series. Later on Delhi to Chennai HSR, we want to take up. We had talks with a foreign company for this route, on which work would first be taken up on Delhi-Nagpur and then Nagpur to Chennai stretch,” Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said.
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IRCTC ties up with DRDO Lab for packaged meals in trains

To provide safe and hygienic food to train passengers, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) signed an agreement with the government-owned Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL) for transfer of technology in the field of food and beverage processing and packaging that would upgrade its catering operations.
Under the agreement, DFRL, a Defence Ministry establishment working under Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), will transfer the technical knowhow and testing for quality assurance to IRCTC’s ready-to-eat packaged food for passengers.
The trial for preparation of Ready to Eat (RTE) food with the assistance of DFRL technology has commenced and the rollout of 36,000 RTE packs of Vegetable Biryani, Rajma-Chawal, Jeera Rice, Tamrind Rice, Lemon Rice, Wheat Upma, Dal Rice and Chicken Biryani is planned in the first week of July.
“Apart from conducting some sample surveys and feedback on IRCTC managed trains, the launch for commercial sale is also on the anvil. The launch of ready-to-eat items will offer variety and hygienic food which will eventually reduce complaints from the travelling passengers,” said A K Manocha, CMD, IRCTC.
Food items will be available in 150-300 gm packets whose shelf life is six months. The meals will be on offer on a discounted price of the MRP in the initial phase, to test the response of the passengers.
Besides the launch of RTE food, IRCTC is in talks with Mysuru-based Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) for its assistance in food processing, packaging technology, training, menu planning and quality control.
DRDO are the pioneers in India of the unique technology of food processing in ‘retort” amenable special kind of flexible polymeric films to achieve commercial sterility. These products can be eaten straight out of the packs or can be warmed up by dipping the pack in hot water or keeping in hot air oven before being consumed.
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JANSADHARAN SPECIAL TRAIN FROM CHENNAI EGMORE TO NAGERCOIL ON 03rd JULY, 2016

The following Jansadharan (unreserved) express special train will be run to clear the extra rush of traffic.
Jansadharan (unreserved) express special train from Chennai Egmore to Nagercoil
Train No.06023 Chennai Egmore – Nagercoil Jansadharan express special train will leave Chennai Egmore at 10.00 hrs. on 03rd July, 2016 and reach Nagercoil at 23.45 hrs. the same day.
Composition: General Second Class – 21 coaches & Luggage-cum-brake van – 1 coach.
Stoppages: Tambaram, Chengalpattu, Villupuram, Vriddhachalam, Ariyalur, Tiruchchirappallli, Manapparai, Dindigul, Kodaikkanal Road, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Satur, Kovilpatti, Vanchi Maniyachchi, Tirunelveli and Valliyur.
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CHANGES IN PATTERN OF SUBURBAN TRAIN SERVICES between Pattabiram – Pattabiram military siding

Due to line block to facilitate engineering works between Pattabiram – Pattabiram military siding railway stations, the following changes will be made in the pattern of suburban train services on 02nd, 03rd, 09th, 10th, 16th & 17th July, 2016 (Saturdays & Sundays).
The following suburban train services will be partially cancelled between Avadi – Pattabiram military siding.
1. Train No.43751 Chennai Beach – Pattabiram military siding EMU local, scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 09.10 hrs., will be partially cancelled between Avadi – Pattabiram military siding. It will run from Chennai Beach to Avadi only.
2. Train No.43753 Chennai Beach – Pattabiram military siding EMU local, scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 10.05 hrs., will be partially cancelled between Avadi – Pattabiram military siding. It will run from Chennai Beach to Avadi only.
1. Train No.43110 Pattabiram military siding – MMC EMU local, scheduled to leave Pattabiram military siding at 10.30 hrs., will be partially cancelled between Pattabiram military siding – Avadi. It will run from Avadi to MMC.
2. Train No.43112 Pattabiram military siding – MMC EMU local, scheduled to leave Pattabiram military siding at 11.25 hrs., will be partially cancelled between Pattabiram military siding – Avadi. It will run from Avadi to MMC.
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WR TO EXTEND WEEKLY SPECIAL TRAINS BETWEEN MUMBAI CENTRAL - LUCKNOW JN, BANDRA (T) – JAMMU TAWI, AHMEDABAD – DELHI SARAI ROHILLA, BHAVNAGAR – JAMMU TAWI AND GANDHIDHAM – TIRUNELVELLI

WR TO EXTEND WEEKLY SPECIAL TRAINS

BETWEEN MUMBAI CENTRAL - LUCKNOW JN, BANDRA (T) – JAMMU TAWI, AHMEDABAD – DELHI SARAI ROHILLA, BHAVNAGAR – JAMMU TAWI

AND GANDHIDHAM – TIRUNELVELLI

For the convenience of passengers and with a view to meet the travel demand,          W. Rly has decided to extend the trips of the following  five pairs of special trains with special fares, the details of which are asunder:-

Ø09013/09014 Mumbai Central - Lucknow Jn. (Weekly) Superfast Special Train
(8 Trips)
Train No. 09013 Mumbai Central - Lucknow (Weekly) Superfast Tatkal Special train will leave Mumbai Central o­n every Thursday at 20.35 hrs and will reach Lucknow Jn. at 20.35 hrs, the next day. This train will now run o­n 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th July, 2016

Similarly, in return direction Train No. 09014 Lucknow - Mumbai Central (Weekly) Superfast Tatkal Special train will leave Lucknow o­n every Friday, at 22.45 hrs and will reach Mumbai Central at 23.05 hrs, the next day. This train will now run o­n 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th July, 2016.

The train will have AC II Tier, AC III Tier, Second sleeper class and Pantry Car.

The train will halt at Borivali, Vapi, Surat, Vadodara, Ujjain, Bina, Lalitpur, Jhansi, Orai and Kanpur Central stations in both directions.

The booking for train no. 09013 will be opened from 2ndJuly, 2016 at all PRS counters and IRCTC website.

Ø09021/ 09022  Bandra (T)  –  Jammu Tawi Weekly AC Superfast  Special Train
(8 Trips)
Train No. 09021 Bandra (T) – Jammu Tawi Weekly AC Superfast Tatkal Special train will leave Bandra (T) at 05.10 hrs o­n every Monday and will reach Jammu Tawi at 15.30 hrs, the next day. This train will now run o­n 4, 11, 18 & 25th July, 2016 also.

Similarly, In return direction Train No. 09022 Jammu Tawi–Bandra(T) Weekly AC Superfast Special leaves Jammu Tawi  at 23.15 hrs o­n every Tuesday and arrives Bandra(T) at 07.35  hrs o­n Thursday. This train will now run o­n 5, 12, 19 & 26th July, 2016 also.
The train has AC II Tier, AC III Tier and AC Chair Car coaches. This train will be fully reserved & will run o­n special fare with special charges.
This train halts at Borivali, Vapi, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Godhra, Dahod, Ratlam, Kota, Sawai Madhopur, Mathura Jn., New Delhi, Ambala Cantt, Ludhiana, Jalandhar Cantt and Pathankot stations in both the directions.
The booking for extended trips of train no. 09021 Bandra(T) – Jammu Tawi Weekly AC Superfast Special will be opened from 01st July, 2016 at all PRS counters and IRCTC website.

·22919/22920 Ahmedabad - Delhi Sarai Rohilla Weekly AC Superfast Special Train                                                                                                                     (10 trips)

            Train No.22919 Ahmedabad – Delhi Sarai Rohilla Weekly AC Superfast Special train leaves Ahmedabad at 16.10 hrs on every Saturday and reaches Delhi Sarai Rohilla  at 6.50  hrs, the next day. This train will now run o­n 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30th July, 2016 also.
            In return direction Train No. 22920 Delhi Sarai Rohilla- Ahmedabad Weekly AC Superfast Special train leaves Delhi Sarai Rohilla at 16.15 hrs o­n every Sunday and arrives Ahmedabad at 7.00  hrs, the next day. This train will now run o­n 3,10,17,24 & 31st July, 2016 also.
 This train will halt at Palanpur, Abu road, Ajmer, Jaipur and Gurgaon stations in both the directions.This train will be fully reserved & will run o­n special fare with special charges.
             The train will have AC II Tier, AC III Tier and Pantry car.

                                    The booking for extended trips of train no. 22919 has been opened from 30th June, 2016 at all PRS counters and IRCTC website.
·09205/09206 Bhavnagar - Jammu Tawi (Weekly)  Special Train  (10 trips)

              Train No. 09205 Bhavnagar - Jammu Tawi (Weekly) Special train leaves Bhavnagar at 14.00 hrs o­n Friday and reach Jammu Tawi at 01.25 hrs o­n the third day, i.e. o­n Sunday. This train will now run o­n 1, 8, 15 , 29 & 29th July, 2016 also.
              Similarly, in return direction Train No. 09206 Jammu Tawi - Bhavnagar (Weekly) Special train leaves Jammu Tawi at 05.30 hrs o­n Sunday and reaches Bhavnagar at 16.40 hrs, the next day (Monday). This train will now run o­n 3,10,17,24 & 31st July, 2016 also.
          This train will halt at Sihor, Dhola, Botad, Viramgam, Ahmedabad, Mahensa, Palanpur, Abu Road, Sirohi Road, Falna, Rani, Marwar Jn., Pali Marwar, Luni, Jodhpur, Merta Road, Degana, Didwana, Ladnun, Sujangarh, Ratangarh, Churu, Sadalpur, Hissar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar Cantt. and Pathankot Cantt., stations in both the directions.
  The train will have AC II Tier, AC III Tier, Second Sleeper Class & Second Class Seating reserved coaches.

The booking of extended trips of Train No. 09205 Bhavnagar - Jammu Tawi (Weekly) Special train & has been opened from 30thJune, 2016 at all PRS counters and IRCTC website.

·09458/09457  Gandhidham  - Tirunelveli (Weekly) Special train  (Via Vasai Road)                                                                                                  (8 trips)

Train No. 09458 Gandhidham - Tirunelveli (Weekly) Special train leaves Gandhidham at 14.00 hrs o­n Monday, arrives at Vasai Road next day (Tuesday) at 03.10 hrs and reaches Tirunelveli o­n the third day, i.e. o­n Wednesday at 11.30 hrs. This train will now run o­n 4, 11, 18 & 25th July, 2016 also.

 Similarly, in return direction Train No. 09457 Tirunelveli - Gandhidham (Weekly) Special train leaves Tirunelveli at 07.55 hrs o­n Thursday, arrives at Vasai Road next day (Friday) at 05.10 hrs and reaches Gandhidham o­n the third day, i.e. o­n Saturday at 04.50 hrs. This train will now run o­n 7, 14, 21 & 28th July, 2016 also.

 This train will halt at Bhachau, Samakhiali Jn., Dhrangandhra, Viramgam, Ahmedabad , Nadiad Jn., Anand, Vadodra, Surat, Vapi, Vasai Road, Panvel, Roha, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Kankavali, Karmali, Madgaon, Karwar,  Kumta, Udupi, Mangalore Jn., Kasargoad, Kanhangad, Payyanur, Kannur, Thalassery,  Kozhikode, Tirur, Shoranur Jn., Thrissur, Aluva, Ernakulam Jn, Alappuzha, Kayankulam Jn, Kollam, Trivandrum, Neyyantikara, Kullithurai, Erniel, Nagarcoil Town  and Valliyur stations in both the directions. It will have AC3 Tier, Sleeper & 2nd class reserved coaches.

 The booking of extended trips of Train No. Train No. 09458 Gandhidham - Tirunelveli  Weekly Special will open o­n 1st , July, 2016 at all PRS counters and IRCTC website.
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WESTERN RAILWAY EXTENDS FOUR PAIRS OF HOLIDAY SPECIAL TRAINS FOR CONVENIENCE OF PASSENGERS

·09021/ 09022  Bandra(T) – Jammu Tawi Weekly AC Superfast Special

Train No. 09021 Bandra(T)–Jammu Tawi Weekly AC Superfast special train leaves Bandra(T) at 05.10 hrs o­n every Monday and reaches Jammu Tawi at 15.30 hrs, the next day. This train will now run o­n 4, 11, 18 & 25th July, 2016 also.

Similarly, In return direction Train No. 09022 Jammu Tawi–Bandra(T) Weekly AC Superfast Special leaves Jammu Tawi  at 23.15 hrs o­n every Tuesday and arrives Bandra(T) at 07.35  hrs o­n Thursday. This train will now run o­n 5, 12, 19 & 26th July, 2016 also.
The train has AC II Tier, AC III Tier and AC Chair Car coaches. This train will be fully reserved & will run o­n special fare with special charges.

This train halts at Borivali, Vapi, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Godhra, Dahod, Ratlam, Kota, Sawai Madhopur, Mathura Jn., New Delhi, Ambala Cantt, Ludhiana, Jalandhar Cantt and Pathankot stations in both the directions.

           The booking for extended trips of train no. 09021 Bandra(T) – Jammu Tawi Weekly AC Superfast Special will be opened from 01st July, 2016 at all PRS counters and IRCTC website.

·22919/22920 Ahmedabad - Delhi Sarai Rohilla Weekly AC Superfast  Special

            Train No.22919 Ahmedabad–Delhi Sarai Rohilla Weekly AC Superfast Special train leaves Ahmedabad at 16.10 hrs on every Saturday and reaches Delhi Sarai Rohilla  at 6.50  hrs, the next day. This train will now run o­n 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30th July, 2016 also.
              In return direction Train No. 22920 Delhi Sarai Rohilla- Ahmedabad Weekly AC Superfast Special train leaves Delhi Sarai Rohilla at 16.15 hrs o­n every Sunday and arrives Ahmedabad at 7.00  hrs, the next day. This train will now run o­n 3,10,17,24 & 31st July, 2016 also.
     This train will halt at Palanpur, Abu road, Ajmer, Jaipur and Gurgaon stations in both the directions. This train will be fully reserved & will run o­n special fare with special charges.
                     The train will have AC II Tier, AC III Tier and Pantry car.

The booking for extended trips of train no. 22919 will be opened from 30th June, 2016 at all PRS counters and IRCTC website.
·09205/09206 Bhavnagar - Jammu Tawi (Weekly) Special train

              Train No. 09205 Bhavnagar - Jammu Tawi (Weekly) Special train leaves Bhavnagar at 14.00 hrs o­n Friday and reach Jammu Tawi at 01.25 hrs o­n the third day, i.e. o­n Sunday. This train will now run o­n 1, 8, 15 , 29 & 29th July, 2016 also.
              Similarly, in return direction Train No. 09206 Jammu Tawi - Bhavnagar (Weekly) Special train leaves Jammu Tawi at 05.30 hrs o­n Sunday and reaches Bhavnagar at 16.40 hrs, the next day (Monday). This train will now run o­n 3,10,17,24 & 31st July, 2016 also.
          This train will halt at Sihor, Dhola, Botad, Viramgam, Ahmedabad, Mahensa, Palanpur, Abu Road, Sirohi Road, Falna, Rani, Marwar Jn., Pali Marwar, Luni, Jodhpur, Merta Road, Degana, Didwana, Ladnun, Sujangarh, Ratangarh, Churu, Sadalpur, Hissar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar Cantt. and Pathankot Cantt., stations in both the directions.
          The train will have AC II Tier, AC III Tier, Second Sleeper Class & Second Class Seating reserved coaches.

The booking of extended trips of Train No. 09205 Bhavnagar - Jammu Tawi (Weekly) Special train & will be opened from 30thJune, 2016 at all PRS counters and IRCTC website.

·09458/09457  Gandhidham - Tirunelveli (Weekly) Special train  (Via Vasai Road)

Train No. 09458 Gandhidham - Tirunelveli (Weekly) Special train leaves Gandhidham at 14.00 hrs o­n Monday, arrives at Vasai Road next day (Tuesday) at 03.10 hrs and reaches Tirunelveli o­n the third day, i.e. o­n Wednesday at 11.30 hrs. This train will now run o­n 4, 11, 18 & 25th July, 2016 also.


Similarly, in return direction Train No. 09457 Tirunelveli - Gandhidham (Weekly) Special train leaves Tirunelveli at 07.55 hrs o­n Thursday, arrives at Vasai Road next day (Friday) at 05.10 hrs and reaches Gandhidham o­n the third day, i.e. o­n Saturday at 04.50 hrs. This train will now run o­n 7, 14, 21 & 28thJuly, 2016 also.

 This train will halt at Bhachau, Samakhiali Jn., Dhrangandhra, Viramgam, Ahmedabad , Nadiad Jn., Anand, Vadodra, Surat, Vapi, Vasai Road, Panvel, Roha, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Kankavali, Karmali, Madgaon, Karwar,  Kumta, Udupi, Mangalore Jn., Kasargoad, Kanhangad, Payyanur, Kannur, Thalassery,  Kozhikode, Tirur, Shoranur Jn., Thrissur, Aluva, Ernakulam Jn, Alappuzha, Kayankulam Jn, Kollam, Trivandrum, Neyyantikara, Kullithurai, Erniel, Nagarcoil Town  and Valliyur stations in both the directions. It will have AC3 Tier, Sleeper & 2ndclass reserved coaches.

 The booking of extended trips of Train No. Train No. 09458 Gandhidham - Tirunelveli  Weekly Special will open o­n 1st , July, 2016 at all PRS counters and IRCTC website.
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RAILWAY EXTENDS THE RUN OF BI-WEEKLY A.C. SUVIDHA EXPRESS SUMMER SPECIAL TRAINS (70 TRIPS) WITH NEW TRAIN NUMBERS

RAILWAY EXTENDS THE RUN OF BI-WEEKLY A.C. SUVIDHA EXPRESS SUMMER SPECIAL TRAINS (70 TRIPS) WITH NEW TRAIN NUMBERS
To clear extra rush of rail passengers, Northern Railway has decided to extend the run of Bi- Weekly A.C. Suvidha Special Train No. 04416/04415 New Delhi- Barauni- New Delhi with new Train No. as 82404/82403 New Delhi- Barauni- New Delhi (36 trips) & 04408/04407 Delhi Jn.- Darbhanga- Delhi Jn. with new Train No. as 82406/82405 Delhi Jn.- Darbhanga- Delhi Jn. (34 trips) as per the following programme:-
82404/82403 New Delhi- Barauni- New Delhi Bi-Weekly AC Suvidha Express special train (36 Trips)
The 82404 New Delhi- Barauni Bi-Weekly AC Suvidha Express special train will depart from New Delhi at 07.25 p.m. on every Tuesday & Friday from 01.07.2016 to 30.08.2016 (18 Trips) to reach Barauni at 06.50 p.m. the next day. In the return direction, the 82403 Barauni- New Delhi Bi-Weekly AC Suvidha Express special train will depart from Barauni at 09.35 p.m. on every Wednesday and Saturday from 02.07.2016 to 31.08.2016 (18 Trips) to reach New Delhi at 10.10 p.m. the next day.
Comprising of five A.C. 2 Tier & eight A.C. 3 Tier coaches, the 82404/82403 New Delhi- Barauni- New Delhi Bi-Weekly AC Suvidha Express special train will stop at Moradabad, Bareilly, Lucknow, Gonda, Basti, Gorakhpur, Deoria Sadar, Siwan, Chhapra, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur & Samastipur stations enroute in both the directions.
82406/82405 Delhi Jn.- Darbhanga- Delhi Jn. Bi-Weekly AC Suvidha Express Special train (34 trips)
The 82406 Delhi Jn.- Darbhanga Bi-Weekly AC Suvidha Express Summer Special train will depart from Delhi Jn. on every Monday & Thursday from 04.07.2016 to 29.08.2016 (17 Trips) at 11.15 a.m. to reach Darbhanga at 09.30 a.m. the next day. In the return direction, the 82405 Darbhanga- Delhi Jn. Bi-Weekly AC Suvidha Express Summer Special train will depart from Darbhanga on every Tuesday & Friday from 05.07.2016 to 30.08.2016 (17 Trips) at 12.00 noon to reach Delhi Jn. at 12.40 p.m. the next day.
Comprising of five A.C. 2 Tier & eight A.C. 3 Tier coaches, the 82406/82405 Delhi Jn.- Darbhanga- Delhi Jn. Bi-Weekly AC Suvidha Express Summer Special Train will stop at Moradabad, Bareilly, Lucknow, Gonda, Basti, Gorakhpur, Deoria Sadar, Siwan, Chhapra, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur & Samastipur stations enroute in both the directions.
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Railway Runs 04 Trips Of Weekly Special Train Between Jammu Tawi And Allahabad To Clear Summer Rush-2016

To clear extra rush of rail passengers during Summer season-2016, Railway will run special train no. 04113/04114 Allahabad- Jammu Tawi- Allahabad Weekly (04 trips) as per the following programme:-
The 04113 Allahabad- Jammu Tawi Weekly Special train will depart from Allahabad on every Saturday on 16.07.2016 & 23.07.2016 (02 trips) at 03.20 p.m. to reach Jammu Tawi at 01.50 p.m. the next day. In the return direction, the 04114 Jammu Tawi- Allahabad Weekly Special train will depart from Jammu Tawi on every Sunday on 17.07.2016 & 24.07.2016 (02 trips) at 10.10 p.m. to reach Allahabad at 08.25 p.m. the next day.
Comprising of one AC II Tier, two AC III Tier, & twelve Sleeper Class, five General Class and two Second Class cum Luggage Van coaches, the 04113/04114 Allahabad- Jammu Tawi- Allahabad Weekly (04 trips) Special train will stop at Fatehpur, Kanpur, Etawah, Tundla, Aligarh, Ghaziabad, Delhi Jn., Panipat, Ambala, Ludhiana, Jalandhar Cantt. and Pathankot Cantt. stations enroute in both the directions.
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G. RAMACHANDRAPUR PASSENGER HALT OPENED FOR PASSENGER TRAFFIC

 It has been decided to re-open G. Ramachandrapur Passenger Halt between Lanjigarh Road and Bhawanipatna Stations in Sambalpur Division of East Coast Railway w.e.f. 30.06.2016.
            18437 Bhubaneswar-Junagarh Road Express will arrive at G. Ramachandrapur at 0733 hrs and will leave towards Junagarh Road at 0735 hrs. In the return direction 18438 Junagarh Road-Bhubaneswar Express train will arrive at G. Ramchandrapur at 1930 hrs and will leave towards Bhubaneswar at 1932 hrs.
             58303 Sambalpur-Junagarh Road Passenger will arrive at G. Ramachandrapur at 1448 hrs and will leave towards Junagarh Road at 1450 hrs. In the return direction 58304 Junagarh Road-Sambalpur Express train will arrive at G. Ramchandrapur at 1053 hrs and will leave towards Sambalpur at 1055 hrs.
58207 Raipur-Junagarh Road Passenger will arrive at G. Ramachandrapur at 2203 hrs and will leave towards Junagarh Road at 2204 hrs. In the return direction 58208 Junagarh Road-Raipur Express train will arrive at G. Ramchandrapur at 0305 hrs and will leave towards Sambalpur at 0306 hrs.
The timings and other stoppages for the above trains will remain unchanged.
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PURI-HOWRAH SHATABDI EXPRESS & BHUBANESWAR-HOWRAH JAN SHATABDI EXPRESS TO RUN DAILY INSTEAD OF SIX DAYS IN A WEEK


The Bhubaneswar-Howrah-Bhubaneswar Jan Shatabdi Express and Puri-Howrah-Puri Shatabdi Express daily w.e.f. 3rdJuly & 6thJuly respectively instead of earlier six days in a week.



PURI-HOWRAH SHATABDI EXPRESS:

12278/12277 Puri-Howrah-Puri Shatabdi Express leaving Puri at 0545hrs & reaching Howrah at 1340hrs and in return direction,leaving Howrahat 1425hrs and arriving Puri at 2200hrs o­n the same day, now running six days in a week will run daily w.e.f. 6thJuly 2016.



BHUBANESWAR-HOWRAH JAN SHATABDI EXPRESS:

12074/12073 Bhubaneswar-Howrah-Bhubaneswar Jan Shatabdi Expressleaving Bhubaneswar at 0600hrs & reaching Howrah at 1240hrs and in return direction,leaving Howrahat 1325hrs and arriving BHUBANESWAR at 2010hrs o­n the same day, now running six days in a week will run daily w.e.f. 3rdJuly 2016.​
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Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu formally launches NIVARAN portal

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu in a programme held today i.e. 30.06.2016 at Rail Bhawan formally launched NIVARAN portal, an online system for redressal of service related grievance of serving and former railway employees.

Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha was specially present to grace the occasion. Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A. K. Mital, Member Staff Railway Board, Shri Pradeep Kumar, other Railway Board Members and senior officials were also present on the occasion. Representatives of Railway Federation and Union were also present.

Speaking on the occasion Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said that we are trying continuously for the grievance redressal of the Public. We had already launched the Portal for the Public Grievance Redressal. It is an external Grievance Redressal Portal. This Portal is successful because of the work of Railway Employees. Today we are launching the Portal for the Grievance Redressal of Railway Employees. This new initiative is a portal for the internal Grievance Redressal of Railway Employees & Former Railway Employees and in future we will launch this portal in regional languages also.

He further said that by the help of this portal we will try to improve the system by collecting feedback also.

Speaking on the occasion Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha said that it is a good initiative and by this Grievance Redressal Portal the grievance of Railway Employees and Former Railway Employees will solve quickly. He also said that by launching this Portal Employees and Former Railway Employees will satisfied because their grievances will solve quickly.

SALIENT FEATURES OF THE SERVICE LAUNCHED : -

Minister for Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has been laying great emphasis on importance of manpower in the organisation and holds that ‘dedicated employees are our biggest strength. Their hard work makes the Indian Railways run’. He has been personally directing path-breaking HR interventions such as directly reaching out to the employees through Greetings on their birthdays. Today under his directions, Ministry of Railways has taken another seminal measure by launching ‘NIVARAN’, an online system for redressal of service related grievance of serving and former railway employees.

Railways being the single biggest civilian employer in the country with over 1.3 millions strong workforce, have created a well – structured multi layered enterprise wide mechanism for addressing staff matters. This online system facilitates the employees to lodge their grievances and also monitor their progress. The system would also provide facility for lodging appeal to the higher authority in case the decision is not found satisfactory. Highest controlling authorities shall also be able to monitor the progress of grievance redressal by field offices.

The Application is developed by CRIS, the IT arm of Indian Railways, on the basis of process designed by Establishment directorate of Railway Board which deals with staff matters and technical guidance of Computerisation and Information System directorate. 
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Indian Railways PSU Rites exports modern passenger coaches to Bangladesh

RITES Ltd., a PSU under the Ministry of Railways, has supplied 60 Broad Gauge passenger coaches (LHB type) to Bangladesh Railway (BR) against a contract agreement of 120 coaches. An intercity train with these coaches was flagged off at Dhaka by H.E. Sheikh Hasina, Hon'ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh in presence of H.E. Mazbul Haque, Hon’ble Railway Minister of Bangladesh and H.E Harsh Vardhan Shringla, High Commissioner of India in Bangladesh.

Two train sets, comprising of 12 coaches each- 2 AC chair car, 2 first AC sleeper car, 6 non-AC chair car and 2 power car, will presently be deployed to operate 3 pairs of inter-city trains between Dhaka and Rajshahi. These modern stainless steel coaches manufactured by Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala, are equipped with Fiat bogies capable of running at maximum speed of 160 kmph.

RITES had earlier supplied 26 Broad Gauge diesel electric locomotives (3100 HP) manufactured by Diesel Locomotive Works , Varanasi which are successfully running broad gauge trains of Bangladesh Railway.

Shri Rajeev Mehrotra, Chairman and Managing Director, RITES said that RITES is making all efforts to augment export of rolling stock manufactured at Indian Railways Production Units. Response from South Asian markets is very encouraging. 
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Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurates/ launches various facilities/ services through video conferencing from Rail Bhawan

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated/ launched following facilities/services through video conferencing from Rail Bhawan today i.e. 30th June, 2016 :-

Dedication of Improved passenger amenities at Gurgaon station:-
Ø  Façade improvement and redevelopment of circulating area,
New Deluxe toilets in circulating area, Refurbished Platforms,
New toilets and New Platform shelters.
Ø  New stainless steel small platform shelters, Dustbins and benches (Under MPLAD funds).
·         Foundation Stone laying:-

Ø  Laying of foundation-Stone for FOB at Gurgaon.

Ø  Laying of Foundation-stone for auto car loading facility at Farukhnagar.

Shri Rao Inderjit Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Ministry of Planning and Minister of State for Ministry of Defence graced the occasion at Gurgaon end. Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha was specially present to grace the occasion at Rail Bhawan end. Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A. K. Mital, other Railway Board Members, several other dignitaries and senior officials were among those present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said that Gurgaon is very important city near to Delhi. It is also important for the corporate sector. These days for the development of public amenities at Railway Stations, partnership is very important. Today’s inauguration of public amenities is a example of such partnerships. Gurgaon station is just like a model for the development of other stations and we hope that we can develop other stations in such modal.

Speaking on the occasion Minister of State for
Railways Shri Manoj Sinha said that Railway is working for the development of Passenger amenities and today’s inauguration is an example of it. We have used CSR funds, MPLAD funds for creating these facilities which is a good initiative for the public of Gurgaon and for the Railways passengers. We hope that we will increase such amenities in future also through these collaborative efforts.

SALIENT FEATURES OF THE SERVICE LAUNCHED

For decades Gurgaon has been a small town railway station.  Gurgaon or Millennium city has witnessed a rapid organization in the last few years thereby becoming a leading IT, Financial and Industrial hub. Minister of Railways had visited Gurgaon during Jan 2015 and desired to transform it as a Morden Railway Station.  Therefore, during the last one year Delhi Division, Northern Railway has taken a number of initiatives in giving the Gurgaon Railway Station a make over so that its image matches that of a millennium city.

            Railway has renovated Gurgaon Railway Station into a modern station with the following enhanced passenger amenities and improved aesthetics:-

Improved Circulating Area- Improved main entrance gate, streamlined parking and traffic regulatory system besides facade improvement – costing Rs.98 Lacs.
Improved aesthetics of the station –
i)                    Attractive murals provided on the outer and inner walls.

ii)                  Entrance has been refurbished and the entrance area has been repainted besides creation of green patch in the circulating area.

Renovated platforms and drainage system – costing Rs.1.4 Crores.
New platform shelters, additional seating arrangements (RCC benches) – costing Rs.83 lacs.
Provision of small shelters, benches and dustbins under MPLAD funds of Rao Inderjit Singh, Hon’ble Minster of State for Planning (Independent Charge) and MOS/Defence – costing Rs.60 Lacs.
Provision of new toilet blocks for ladies, gents and physically handicapped in circulating area and on platforms under CSR project of M/s RITES Ltd.  – costing Rs.53 Lacs.
Vii       Disruption free power supply -  provision of a new DG set to ensure      disruption free power supply at the station premises.

A number of green initiatives have also been taken at this station –
i)                    Commissioning of Solar Panel of 32.5 KWP on newly constructed passenger shelters

ii)                  Leveraging LED lighting for the station premises



FUTURE RAILWAY PLANS FOR GURGAON & SURROUNDINGS STATIONS

Our Drive to improve Gurgaon Railway Station continues unabated.

·         Works planned during 2016-17:-

1.      Provision of 4.5 mtrs. Wide FOB from Platform No.1 to outside  yard for enabling 2nd entry.  Municipal Corporation has deposited fund.  Work will commence soon.  – Costing Rs.4.5 Crores.

2.      Widening of passenger Hall and provision of Ladies and Gents toilets in waiting hall.  – Costing Rs.86 Lacs.

3.      Provision of new underground tank (cap 2.25 Lac Ltrs.) for improvement in water supply system at Gurgaon.  Work to commence soon.  Costing Rs.30 Lacs.

4.      Construction of new 20 Type II quarters -  Costing Rs.1.60 Crores.

5.      LED lights at passenger shelter, FOB, uncovered area on platform, circulating area and station building. Costing – Rs.25 Lacs.

6.      Provision of LED station name board.

7.      Provision of acrylic glow sign boards on platforms and station building.

8.      Provision of New Coach Guidance System on Platform 1 & 2 at a cost of Rs.45 Lacs.

9.      Provision of water vending machines.

·         Works planned during 2016-17 at Farrukhnagar:-

M/s Maruti Suzuki has two production units i.e. one at Gurgaon and another at Manesar.  The current rail coefficient of the production at these two plants is  less than 5% at present.  Our vision is to increase this share upto 25% in the long term by setting up an additional Auto Car Loading facility at Farrukhnagar to tap the production of auto cars from Manesar plant.  In the short term the loading is expected to increase around 10% of the total production.    This shall also provide flexibility and decongest Gurgaon Auto car loading facility.  Therefore, Farrukhnagar shall be developed as a full-fledged auto car loading facility during 2016-17. 
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Superannuation of Shri Pradeep Kumar Saxena, General Manager, South- Western Railway

Superannuation of Shri Pradeep Kumar Saxena, General Manager, South- Western Railway

Shri Pradeep Kumar Saxena, General Manager of South Western Railway is retiring from the service on 30th June, 2016.He took the charge as General Manager of South Western Railway on 31st December, 2013.

Born on 25th June, 1956, Shri Saxena is a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Rewa Engineering College, Madhya Pradesh.

An Officer of 1977 batch of Indian Railways Service of Engineers (IRSE), Shri P.K. Saxena joined Central Railway, at Khandwa, as Assistant Engineer.He has worked on various important posts on Indian Railways. He was Divisional Railway Manager of Pune Division of Central Railway and Chief Administrative Officer (Construction) of South East Central Railway, Bilaspur.Before joining South Western Railway as General Manager, he was Principal Chief Engineer of Central Railway.

During his tenure as GM, South Western Railway has made tremendous strides of progress under his able leadership.During the financial year 2014-15, SWR loaded 37.5 Million Tonnes of Freight and carried 189 Million passengers with Gross earnings of Rs. 5565 crores. To enhance safety of train operations, 75 level crossing gates were eliminated by constructing subways during 2014-15.During the financial year 2015-16, SWR loaded 42.09Million Tonnes of Freight and carried 190 Million passengers with Gross earnings of Rs. 6212 crores . 53 Unmanned Level Crossings were eliminated during 2015-16.While 51 KMs of New Railway Line and 38 KMs of Doubling was completed in the Financial year 2014-15, 40 KMs of New Lines and 76 KMs of doubling was completed in 2015-16.Shri Saxena was keenly following up capacity enhancement/traffic facility and passenger amenity works and was instrumental in commissioning various important projects.

In eco friendly initiative, Bio-Diesel fuelled engines attached to various trains were run during his period.He has actively pursued in implementation of door step banking, development of stations, green initiatives etc. For easy availability of tickets, Unreserved Ticketing System has been extended to cover 249 stations and84 ATVMs and 19 CoTVMs were commissioned Four Escalators have been commissioned at Bengaluru. A total of 1562 employees have been recruited in South Western Railway during 2015-16 through RRB, RRC, Compassionate Grounds, Sports, Cultural, Scouts & Guides quota. Performance of South Western Railway in all spheres has witnessed excellent surge in his tenure.
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Superfast Suvidha special train from Ernakulam Jn. to Howrah (via Katpadi, Renigunta)

Superfast Suvidha special train from Ernakulam Jn. to Howrah (via Katpadi, Renigunta)
Train No. 02854 Ernakulam Jn. – Howrah superfast Suvidha special train will leave Ernakulam Jn. at 08.50 hrs. o­n 12th, 19th and 26thof July 2016 and reach Howrah at 23.00 hrs. the next day.
Composition:AC 2-tier – 1, AC 3-tier – 4, Sleeper Class – 12 & Luggage-cum-brake van – 2coaches.
Stoppages:Aluva, Thrissur, Palakkad, Coimbatore, Erode, Jolarpettai, Katpadi, Renigunta, Nellore, o­ngole, Vijayawada, Eluru, Rajahmundry, Visakhapatnam, Brahmapur, Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Bhadrak and Kharagpur.
 
Advance reservations for the above train are open
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Extension of Temporary Stoppages SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY

 The temporary Stoppages provided for the following trains at the stations mentioned against each till 30th June 2016 has been extended up to 31st December, 2016.

Sl.No.
Train No. & Name
Temporary Stoppage provided at
1. 
56909/56910, Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna (Bengaluru)-Hubballi-Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna (Bengaluru) Passenger
Chickbanavar
2. 
56913/56914, Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna (Bengaluru)-Hubballi-Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna (Bengaluru) Passenger
Chickbanavar,
Nidvanda
3. 
56231, Mysuru--Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna (Bengaluru) Passenger
Yeliyur,
Byadarahalli,
Krishnadevaraya Halt
4. 
56233, Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna (Bengaluru)-Mysuru Passenger
Krishnadevaraya Halt
5. 
56232, Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna (Bengaluru)-Mysuru Passenger
Krishnadevaraya Halt
6. 
56282, Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna (Bengaluru)- Chamarajanagar Passenger
Krishnadevaraya Halt

7. 
56281, Chamarajanagar- Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna (Bengaluru) Passenger
Krishnadevaraya Halt,
Mariyala Halt
8. 
56237, Mysuru- Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna (Bengaluru) Passenger
Krishnadevaraya Halt
9. 
57685/57686, Solapur-Vijayapura-Solapur Passenger
Sulerjavalgi Halt
10. 
57273/57274, Hubballi-Tirupati-Hubballi Passenger
Ballari Cantonment
11. 
06919/06920, Hubballi-Vijayapura-Hubballi Passenger Special
Kudala Sangama Road Halt
12. 
57642, Gadag-Solapur Passenger
Kudala Sangama Road Halt
13. 
16577/16578, Yesvantpur-Harihar-Yesvantpur Express
Ajjampur
14. 
56216/56215, Mysuru-Shravanabelagola-Mysuru Passenger
Akkihebbalu,
Mandagere,
Birahalli
15. 
56275/56276, Shivamogga Town-Mysuru-Shivamogga Town Passenger
Birahalli
16. 
56282/56209, Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna (Bengaluru)-Chamarajanagar-Mysuru Passenger
Mariyala Halt
17. 
56642/56643, Kabaka Puttur- Mangalore-Kabaka Puttur
Neralakatte
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Closure of Jakanur Halt Station

 Jakanur Halt Station between Lakhmapur-Hole Alur Station will be eliminated with effect from 01st July, 2016.

In view of the above, the stoppage of Train No. 56906/56905, Hubballli-Solapur-Hubballi Passenger at Jakanur Halt station is cancelled with effect from 01st July, 2016.
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WESTERN RAILWAY TO ATTACH EXTRA COACHES IN FOUR PAIRS OF TRAINS ON TEMPORARY BASIS

Western Railway has decided to augment extra coaches in 4 pairs of trains o­n temporary basis. The details are as under:-

Sr.

No

Train No.

From

To

Type of coach

Details of Schedule

1

12490 /  12489

Dadar

Bikaner

One

AC 3 Tier

Ex Dadar: 03.07.2016 to 01.08.2016

Ex Bikaner : 02.07.2016 to 30.07.2016

(On Nominated days)

2

14708/ 14707

Bandra (T)

Bikaner

One

AC 3 Tier

Ex Bandra(T): 02.07.2016 to 01.08.2016

Ex Bikaner : 01.07.2016 to 31.07.2016

3

12465/12466

Indore

Jodhpur

One

AC 3 Tier

Ex Indore: 02.07.2016 to 01.08.2016

Ex Jodhpur: 01.07.2016 to 31.07.2016

4

12973/12974

Indore

Jaipur

One

First AC

Ex Indore: 02.07.2016 to 01.08.2016

Ex Jaipur: 01.07.2016 to 31.07.2016

(On Nominated days)
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PECIAL TRAIN BETWEEN BANDRA TERMINUS AND JABALPUR

PECIAL TRAIN BETWEEN

BANDRA TERMINUS AND JABALPUR


 Inorder to facilitate the passengers and to clear the extra rush, Western Railway has decided to extend the services of Bandra Terminus - Jabalpur Superfast Special Train. This train will be fully reserved & will run o­n special fare with special charges.

·01705/ 01706 Bandra (T) - JabalpurSuperfast Special (8 Trips)

 Train No. 01705 Bandra (T) – Jabalpur Superfast Special Train will leave from Bandra Terminus at 20.30 hrs o­n Friday and will reach Jabalpurat 18.55 hrs the next day. The extended trips will run o­n 08th, 15th, 22nd and 29th July 2016.

Similarly Train no 01706 Jabalpur – Bandra (T) Superfast Special train will depart from Jabalpurat 14.20 hrs o­n every Thursday and will reach Bandra (T) at 11.15 hrs the next day. The extended trips will run o­n 07th, 14th, 21st and 28th July, 2016.

This train will halt at Borivali, Vapi, Surat, Vadodara, Ratlam, Ujjain, Bhopal, Habibganj, Hoshangabad, Itarsi, Pipariya and Narsinghpur station in both directions.

The train will have AC II Tier, AC III Tier & Sleeper Class coaches.



The booking for extended trips of Train No 01705 Bandra (T) – Jabalpur Superfast Special Train will open from 30th June, 2016 at all PRS counters and IRCTC website.
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PERMANENT AUGMENTATION OF 12275/12276 NEW DELHI- ALLAHABAD TRI-WEEKLY DURONTO EXPRESS

the extra rush of rail passengers and to enhance the passenger carrying capacity, Railway has decided to augment the 12275/12276 New Delhi- Allahabad Tri-Weekly Duronto Express train o­n permanent basis as per the following programme:
The 12275/12276 New Delhi- Allahabad Tri-Weekly Duronto Express Train will be augmented by one additional AC II Tier & one additional Sleeper Class coaches from 03.07.2016 when departing from Allahabad and from 04.07.2016 when departing from New Delhi.
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Additional Stoppage To The Train Nos. 12369/12370 Howrah- Haridwar Kumbha Express At Dildarnagar Station & 12333/12334 Howrah- Allahabad City Vibhuti Express At Zamania

Additional Stoppage To The Train Nos. 12369/12370 Howrah- Haridwar Kumbha Express At Dildarnagar Station & 12333/12334 Howrah- Allahabad City Vibhuti  Express At Zamania Station From 30.06.2016
For the convenience of rail passengers, Railway has decided to provide additional stoppage to the train No. 12369/12370 Howrah- Haridwar Kumbha Express At Dildarnagar Station & 12333/12334 Howrah- Allahabad City Vibhuti  Express At Zamania station from 30.06.2016 on experimental basis for six months as per the following programme:
·The 12369 Howrah- Haridwar Kumbha Express train will reach Dildarnagar station at 11.19 p.m. while its return service, the 12370 Haridwar- Howrah Kumbha Express train will reach Dildarnagar station at 03.03 p.m. from 30.06.2016 with two minutes stoppage in both the directions.
The 12333 Howrah- Allahabad City Vibhuti Express train will reach Zamania station at 07.06 a.m. while its return service, the 12334 Allahabad City - Howrah  Vibhuti Express train will reach Zamania station at 07.52 p.m. from 30.06.2016 with two minutes stoppage in  both the directions.

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TRI-WEEKLY SUMMER SPECIAL TRAIN BETWEEN AJMER AND DELHI CANTT

the Railway has decided to run Summer Special TrainNos.09627/09628 Delhi Cantt.- Ajmer- Delhi Cantt. Tri-Weekly (78 trips) as per following programme:-

The 09627 Ajmer- Delhi Cantt.Tri-Weekly summerspecial trainwill depart from Ajmerat 05.45 a.m. to reach Delhi Cantt. at 11.05 a.m. the same day while in the return direction, the 09628 Delhi Cantt.- Ajmer Tri-Weekly summerspecial trainwill depart from Delhi Cantt. at 04.25 p.m.to reach Ajmerat 10.05 p.m. the same day on every Monday, Wednesday & Saturday from 02.07.2016 to 28.09.2016 (39trips in each direction) in both the directions.

Having o­neAC Chair Car and ten Chair Car accommodations, the09627/09628 Delhi Cantt.- Ajmer- Delhi Cantt.Tri-Weekly summerspecial train will stop atMadar Jn., Kishangarh, Phulera, Renwal, Ringus, Shri Madhopur, Nim ka Thane, Dabla, Narnaul, Ateli, Rewari & Gurgaon stations enroute in both directions.

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Northern Railway Extends The Run Of Summer Special Trains (366 Trips)

Northern Railway Extends The Run Of Summer Special Trains  (366 Trips),
Renumbering of 04411/04417 Delhi Jn.- Shrimata Vaishno Devi Katra- Delhi Jn. As 82401/82402 Delhi Jn.- Shrimata Vaishno Devi Katra- Delhi Jn. Special Train
&
Revision In Timings Of 04401/04402 Anand Vihar T.- Udhampur- Anand Vihar T. Summer Special Train
For the convenience of rail passengers and to clear extra rush during Summer Rush-2016, Northern Railway has decided to extend the run of special train nos. 04411/04417 (Train No. changed as 82401/82402) Delhi Jn.- Shrimata Vaishno Devi Katra- Delhi Jn. Tri-Weekly (52 trips), 04998/04997 Bhatinda- Varanasi- Bhatinda Weekly (18 trips), 04401/04402 Anand Vihar T.- Udhampur- Anand Vihar T. Tri-Weekly (with revised timings) (52 trips),04921/04922 Saharanpur- Ambala- Saharanpur Daily (124 trips), 04992/04991 Jammu Tawi- Pathankot- Jammu Tawi (5 days-a-week) (88 trips), 04503/04504 Kalka- Shrimata Vaishno Devi Katra- Kalka Weekly (16 trips) & 04924/04923 Chandigarh- Gorakhpur- Chandigarh Weekly (16 trips) as under-
·The train No. 04411/04417 Delhi Jn.- Shrimata Vaishno Devi Katra- Delhi Jn. Tri-Weekly Special has been renumbered as 82401/82402Delhi Jn.- Shrimata Vaishno Devi Katra- Delhi Jn. Tri-Weekly Special will be extended to run from 02.07.2016 to 29.08.2016 (26 trips)  when departing from Delhi Jn. and from 03.07.2016 to 30.08.2016 (26 trips) when departing from Shrimata Vaishno Devi Katra.
·The 04998/04997 Bhatinda- Varanasi- BhatindaWeekly Special Train will be extendedto run from 03.07.2016 to 28.08.2016 (09 trips) when departing from Bhatinda and from 04.07.2016 to 29.08.2016 (09 trips) when departing from Varanasi.
·The 04401 Anand Vihar T.- Udhampur Tri-Weekly Special Train will be extendedto runfrom 02.07.2016 to 29.08.2016 (26 trips) with revised timing of departure from Anand Vihar T. at 10.45 p.m. instead of 09.00 p.m. while its return service, the 04402 Udhampur- Anand Vihar T. Tri-Weekly Special Train will be extendedto run from 03.07.2016 to 30.08.2016 (26 trips) with revised timing of arrival at Anand Vihar T. at 05.30 a.m. instead of 06.00 a.m.
·The 04921/04922 Saharanpur- Ambala- Saharanpur Daily Special Train will be extended to runfrom 01.07.2016 to 31.08.2016 (62 trips in each direction) from both the directions.
·The 04992/04991 Jammu Tawi- Pathankot- Jammu Tawi (5 days-a-week) Special Train will be extendedto runfrom 01.07.2016 to 31.08.2016 (44 trips in each direction) from both the directions.
·The 04503/04504 Kalka- Shrimata Vaishno Devi Katra- Kalka Weekly Special Train will be extendedto runfrom 07.07.2016 to 25.08.2016 (08 trips in each direction) from both the directions.
·The 04924/04923 Chandigarh- Gorakhpur- Chandigarh Weekly Special Train will be extendedto run from 07.07.2016 to 25.08.2016 (08 trips) when departing from Chandigarh and from 08.07.2016 to 26.08.2016 (08 trips) when departing from Gorakhpur.
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4 MORE TRIPS OF SEALDAH – KAMAKHYA & KOLKATA – ALIPURDUAR WEEKLY SPECIALS

 For the convenience of the passengers during this summer, it has been decided to run additional 4-trips of Sealdah – Kamakhya – Sealdah and Kolkata – Alipurduar – Kolkata weekly special o­n their nominated days of run.


          02261/02262 Sealdah – Kamakhya – Sealdah weekly special will be run additionally o­n 1 & 8 July, 2016 from Sealdah and o­n 2 & 9 July, 2016 from Kamakhya. 03129/03130 Kolkata – Alipurduar Jn. – Kolkata weekly special will be run additionally o­n 10 & 17 July, 2016 from Kolkata and o­n 11 & 18 July, 2016 from Alipurduar Jn.
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Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu Flags off a New MEMU Train viz. Patna-Ara MEMU (63213/63124)

 Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu in a programme held today i.e. 27.06.2016 at Rail Bhawan flagged off    and dedicated new trains service viz. Patna-Ara MEMU (63213/63124) to the nation through video-conferencing.  Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha was also present to grace the occasion.  Chairman Railway Board Shri A.K. Mital, Member Traffic Railway Board Shri Mohd. Jamshed and other Board Members were among those present on the occasion. Various several other dignitaries were also present on both ends.
 Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said that people living in populous States of Bihar, UP, Jharkhand and West Bengal use rail transport in a big way. Thus, the Railways is focusing to improve train frequency and new train services in this region. And today’s flag-off is a step in this direction. 
Speaking on the occasion, Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha said that Indian Railways during the process of policy making keeps in mind all segments of the society.  He said that MEMU and DEMU train services in these States have special significance for daily passengers.

SALIENT FEATURES OF THE SERVICE LAUNCHED : -
1.      Introduction

           63213/63214 Patna-Ara MEMU (Daily)
63213 Patna-Ara MEMU
  Station
63214 Ara-Patna MEMU
Arr.
Dep
Arr.
Dep.
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17.15
Patna
08.35

18.50

Ara
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07.05
                 50 Km
Distance
                       50 Km
31.5 Kmph
Average Speed
33.3 Kmph
           
Journey time: From Patna to Ara: 01hrs. 35 mins
                        From Ara to Patna : 01 hrs. 30 mins
Stoppages:  All stoppages enroute
Distance:    50 Km
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