24 December 2016

Partially cancel/reduce in frequency,instead of permanent cancellation of 14681/14682 & 12237 /12238 From 17.12.16 to 15.01.17

The following trains which were cancelled earlier from 17.12.16 to 15.01.17. Now,
for the convenience to the passengers it has been decided to partially cancel 1
reduce frequency of following trains, instead of their permanent cancellation during
the period from 17.12.16 to 15.01.17.
S.N. Train From To . Earlie r cancelled Revised W.E.F
no. -JCO Days of
From To r.un -JCO
1 12237 Banaras Jammu 17.12.16 15.01.17 SUN- TUE-FRI   25.12.16

2. 12238 Jammu Banaras 18.12.16 16.01.17 MON-WED-SAT 26.12.16

3. 14681 JalandharCity -New Delhi 17.12.16 15.01.17 Short   25.12.16

4. 14682 Jalandhar City-New Delhi 18.12.16 16.01.17 Short     25.12.16
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Diversion, Short Termination & Short Origination of trains due to 36 days block at Amritsar

36 days Traffic blocks for construction of washable apron of Platform no. 2 at ASR.
In reference to the above, due to 36 days Traffic block for construction of washable apron
of Platform no. 2at ASR from 24.12.2016 to 28.01.2017.
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TRAIN NO. 12503/ 12504 KAMAKHYA -BANGALORE CANTT- KAMAKHYA HUMSAFAR WEEKLY EXPRESS, WHICH WILL BE INAUGURATED ON 25.12.2016, HAVE BEEN PROVIDED STOPPAGE AT VISAKHAPATNAM

THE TRAIN NO. 12503/ 12504 KAMAKHYA -BANGALORE CANTT- KAMAKHYA
HUMSAFAR WEEKLY EXPRESS, WHICH WILL BE INAUGURATED ON 25.12.2016,
HAVE BEEN PROVIDED STOPPAGE AT VISAKHAPATNAM.

12503 BANGALORE CANTT- KAMAKHYA HUMSAFAR WEEKLY EXPRESS At Visakhapatnam 5.10 To 5.30 on Saturdays.

12504 KAMAKHYA -BANGALORE CANTT HUMSAFAR WEEKLY EXPRESS At Visakhapatnam 2.10 To 2.30 on Tursdays.

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Train No. 17419/17420 Tirupati-Vasco Express and Train No. 17021/17022 Hyderabad-Vasco Express


1. Train No. 17419/17420 Tirupati – Vasco - Tirupati Weekly Express
(from 5th January, 2017):

Train No. 17419 Tirupati-Vasco-Da-Gama Express Train will depart Tirupati at 11:30 hrs every Thursday and arrive Vasco-Da-Gama at 06:00 hrs on the next day.

In the opposite direction, Train No. 17420 Vasco-Da-Gama – Tirupati Express Train will depart Vasco-Da-Gama at 09:00 hrs every Friday and arrive Tirupati at 04:00 hrs on the next day.

Enroute, the train will stop at Renigunta, Koduru, Razampet, Cuddapah, Yerraguntla, Muddanuru, Tadipatri, Gooty, Guntakal, Ballary, Thornagallu, Hospet, Munirabad, Koppal, Gadag, Annigeri, Hubballi, Dharwad, Alanavar, Londa, Castle Rock, Kulem, Sanverdem and Magaon stations in both directions.

2. Train No. 17021/17022 Hyderabad - Vasco Da Gama- Hyderabad Weekly Express (from 5th January, 2017)::

Train No. 17021 Hyderabad-Vasco-Da-Gama Express will depart Hyderabad at 09:20 hrs every Thursday and arrive Vasco-Da-Gama at 06:00 hrs on the next day.

In the opposite direction, Train No. 17022 Vasco Da Gama – Hyderabad Express Train will depart Vasco-Da-Gama at 09:00 hrs every Friday and arrive Hyderabad at 07:40 hrs on the next day.

Enroute, the train will stop at Secunderabad, Kacheguda, Shadnagar, Mahbubnagar, Gadwal, Kurnool City, Dhone, Guntakal, Ballary, Thornagallu, Hospet, Munirabad, Koppal, Gadag, Annigeri, Hubballi, Dharwad, Alanavar, Londa, Castle Rock, Kulem, Sanverdem and Magaon stations in both directions.

*All the above trains  consist of 10 coaches viz.. one AC II Tier, one AC III Tier, three Sleeper Class, three General Second Class and two Luggage Cum Brake Van Coaches.

*Train No. 17419 Tirupati-Vasco and Train No. 17021 Hyderabad-Vasco will be amalgamated at Guntakal and will run as one train as Train No. 17419 from Guntakal to Vasco-Da-Gama.

In the return direction, Train No. 17420 will run as single train from Vasco till Guntakal and will split as Train Nos. 17420 Vasco-Tirupati and Train No. 17022 Vasco-Hyderabad expresses respectively.
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Tirupati-Vasco Da Gama Express and Hyderabad-Vasco Da Gama Express Trains to be Introduced on 29th December, 2016

South Central Railway will introduce two new trains i.e., Train No. 17419/17420 Tirupati-Vasco Express and Train No. 17021/17022 Hyderabad-Vasco Express with effect from 5th January, 2017. The inaugural services of the two trains will commence on 29th December, 2016 with Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister of Railways flagging off the inaugural service of Train No. 17419 Tirupati-Vasco Express on 29th December, 2016 at Tirupati.

Inaugural Train Services:

1. (a) Inaugural run of Tirupati-Vasco Da Gama Special Express Train:

Train No. 07419 Tirupati-Vasco Da Gama inaugural special train will depart Tirupati at 17:10 hrs on 29th December, 2016 (Thursday), arrive/depart Guntakal at 23:10/23:50 hrs and arrive Vasco Da Gama at 12:15 hrs on the next day.

(b) Hyderabad-Vasco Da Gama Special Express Train:

Train No. 07021 Hyderabad-Vasco Da Gama special train will depart Hyderabad at 15:00 hrs on 29th December, 2016 (Thursday), ), arrive/depart Guntakal at 23:00/23:50 hrs and arrive Vasco Da Gama at 12:15 hrs on the next day.

The two trains will amalgamate at Guntakal and run as one train to Vasco.

2. (a) Vasco Da Gama – Tirupati Special Express Train :

Train No.07420 Vasco-Da-Gama - Tirupati special train will depart Vasco-Da-Gama at 16:00 hrs on 30th December, 2016 (Friday), arrive/depart Guntakal at 04:30/05:40 hrs on the next day and arrive Tirupati at 10:30 hrs.

(b) Vasco Da Gama – Hyderabad Special Express Train :

Train No.07022 Vasco-Da-Gama - Hyderabad special train will depart Vasco-Da-Gama at 16:00 hrs on 30th December, 2016 (Friday) arrive/depart Guntakal at 04:30/05:00 hrs and arrive Hyderabad at 13:55 hrs on the next day.

The two trains will run as one from Vasco till Guntakal and thereafter split to run as separate trains.

Regular Train Services:

1. Train No. 17419/17420 Tirupati – Vasco - Tirupati Weekly Express

(from 5th January, 2017):

Train No. 17419 Tirupati-Vasco-Da-Gama Express Train will depart Tirupati at 11:30 hrs every Thursday and arrive Vasco-Da-Gama at 06:00 hrs on the next day.

In the opposite direction, Train No. 17420 Vasco-Da-Gama – Tirupati Express Train will depart Vasco-Da-Gama at 09:00 hrs every Friday and arrive Tirupati at 04:00 hrs on the next day.

Enroute, the train will stop at Renigunta, Koduru, Razampet, Cuddapah, Yerraguntla, Muddanuru, Tadipatri, Gooty, Guntakal, Ballary, Thornagallu, Hospet, Munirabad, Koppal, Gadag, Annigeri, Hubballi, Dharwad, Alanavar, Londa, Castle Rock, Kulem, Sanverdem and Magaon stations in both directions.

2. Train No. 17021/17022 Hyderabad - Vasco Da Gama- Hyderabad Weekly Express (from 5th January, 2017)::

Train No. 17021 Hyderabad-Vasco-Da-Gama Express will depart Hyderabad at 09:20 hrs every Thursday and arrive Vasco-Da-Gama at 06:00 hrs on the next day.

In the opposite direction, Train No. 17022 Vasco Da Gama – Hyderabad Express Train will depart Vasco-Da-Gama at 09:00 hrs every Friday and arrive Hyderabad at 07:40 hrs on the next day.

Enroute, the train will stop at Secunderabad, Kacheguda, Shadnagar, Mahbubnagar, Gadwal, Kurnool City, Dhone, Guntakal, Ballary, Thornagallu, Hospet, Munirabad, Koppal, Gadag, Annigeri, Hubballi, Dharwad, Alanavar, Londa, Castle Rock, Kulem, Sanverdem and Magaon stations in both directions.

*All the above trains (inaugural and regular services) consist of 10 coaches viz.. one AC II Tier, one AC III Tier, three Sleeper Class, three General Second Class and two Luggage Cum Brake Van Coaches.

*Train No. 17419 Tirupati-Vasco and Train No. 17021 Hyderabad-Vasco will be amalgamated at Guntakal and will run as one train as Train No. 17419 from Guntakal to Vasco-Da-Gama.

In the return direction, Train No. 17420 will run as single train from Vasco till Guntakal and will split as Train Nos. 17420 Vasco-Tirupati and Train No. 17022 Vasco-Hyderabad expresses respectively.
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Central Railway Mega Block on its suburban sections o­n 25.12.2016

KALYAN -THANE UP FAST LINE FROM 11.15 AM TO 4.15 PM


Up fast services leaving Kalyan from 11.00 am to 4.21 pm will be diverted o­n UP slow line between Kalyan and Thane stations halting at all stations and further re-diverted o­n Up fast line between Thane and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus halting at Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar, Kurla, Dadar and Byculla stations and will arrive destination 20 minutes behind schedule.

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

Short Termination of Passenger Train

Train No. 50104 Ratnagiri – Dadar passenger will be terminated at Diva station and

Train No. 50103 Dadar – Ratnagiri Passenger will leave from Diva station o­n 25.12.2016

NERUL-PANVEL UP AND DN HARBOUR LINES FROM 11.20 AM TO 4.20 PM

Dn harbour line services for Panvel/Belapur leaving Nerul from 11.01 am to 4.26 pm and Up services for Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai leaving Panvel/Belapur from 11.14 am to 4.15 pm will remain cancelled.

Dn transharbour line services for Panvel/Belapur leaving Nerul from 11.42 am to 4.04 pm and Up transharbour line services for Thane leaving Panvel/Belapur from 11.04 am to 3.53 pm will remain cancelled.

Panvel-Andheri services will remain cancelled during the block period.

Special services will be run o­n Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai-Nerul & Thane-Nerul sections during the block period.
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Line block Due To engineering works between Gudiyattam – Vinnamangalam in Katpadi – Jolarpettai section from 26th December, 2016 to 28th January, 2017


A. On 30th December, 2016 and 06th, 13th, 20th & 27th January, 2017 (Fridays)

1. Train No.22637 Chennai Central – Mangalore Central West Coast express will be regulated / delayed at Pachchakuppam for 30 minutes and will reach Jolarpettai late by 30 minutes.

2. Train No.12552 Kamakhya – Yesvantpur weekly express will be regulated / delayed at Melpatti for 20 minutes and will reach Jolarpettai late by 20 minutes.


B. On 26th, 27th, 28th & 31st December, 2016 and 02nd, 03rd, 04th, 07th, 09th, 10th, 11th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th & 28th January, 2017

· Train No.22637 Chennai Central – Mangalore Central West Coast express will be regulated / delayed at Pachchakuppam for 45 minutes and dealt on wrong line from Pachchakuppam to Ambur. Consequently, the train will reach Jolarpettai late by 75 minutes (1 hour and 15 minutes).
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MUMBAI JUMBO BLOCK BETWEEN ANDHERI AND BORIVALI ON SUNDAY, 25TH DECEMBER, 2016


A jumbo block will be taken from 10.35 hrs to 15.35 hrs o­n Up & Dn fast lines o­n Sunday, 25th December, 2016 between Andheri and Borivali stations for maintenance of track, signaling and overhead equipments. During the block all Up & Dn fast line trains will run o­n Up & Dn slow lines between Andheri and Borivali stations.

Due to the block, some Up & Dn slow trains will remain cancelled. During the block period Borivali trains will be dealt o­n PF No.7/8/2 and Virar trains o­n PF No.1/3 at Borivali. Mail/Express trains will be dealt o­n PF No.6/6A & 3 at Borivali.
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Winter special train between Kamakhya - Sealdah

RUNNING OF WINTER SPECIAL TRAIN

Special Train No 02262/02261 between Kamakhya and Sealdah to clear extra rush of passengers during winter, 2016
Composition AC-2 tier (four), AC-3 tier (nine), Luggage cum
generator car (two)-15 Coaches.
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Cancellation & Diversion of trains due to Non-Interlocked work on Janghai-Varanasi section of Lucknow division.

Cancellation & Diversion of trains due to Non-Interlocked work on Janghai-Varanasi section of Lucknow division..

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Diversion & Short termination of trains due to traffic block at Amritsar

Diversion & Short termination of trains due to traffic block at Amritsar.
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Train No.12395/12396 Ziyarat Exp & 13281/13282 Rajendranagar-New Tinsukiya exp Run with LHB rake

Train No.12395/12396 Ziyarat Exp & 13281/13282 Rajendranagar-New Tinsukiya exp Run with LHB rake.
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Special Trains between H.Nizamuddin - Madgaon - H.Nizamuddin to clear extra rush of passengers during Winter Season 2016-2017



Train No.04410/04409 H.Nizamuddin  -  Madgaon  -  H.Nizamuddin  (Weekly) AC Superfast Express special train. :-

Train No.04410 H.Nizamuddin  -  Madgaon   (Weekly) AC Superfast Express special train will leave from H. Nizamuddin  at 15:35 Hrs on (Thursday) 29th December 2016 , 5th &12th January 2017. Train will reach Madgaon at 19:20 Hrs on Next day.

Train No.04409 Madgaon  -  H.Nizamuddin  (Weekly) AC Superfast Express special train will leave from Madgaon at 11:00 Hrs on 1st January 2017(Sunday), 7th & 14th January 2017(Saturday).Train will reach H. Nizamuddin at 16:55 Hrs on next day.

Train will have 16 coaches and will halt at Kota, Ratlam, Vadodara, Surat, Vasai Road, Panvel, Roha, Chiplun, Ratnagiri and Kudal stations.

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23 December 2016

32 Point of Sale Machines Installed to Facilitate issue of Season Tickets Hyderabad&Secunderabad


In tune with the Government’s decision to promote cashless transactions Railway Board has instructed Zonal Railways to initiate steps to facilitate the purchase of Reserved tickets and Suburban Season Tickets. Earlier, One Hundred and Twelve (112) Point of Sale machines for issue of Reservation tickets on Credit/Debit Cards have been installed at One Hundred and Eight (108) locations.

Moreover, additional thirty two (32) Point of Sale machines have been installed at the booking offices of the twenty six (26) Suburban stations including Secunderabad, Hyderabad and Kacheguda stations for exclusive issue of season tickets through Credit/Debit Cards. The details of PoS machines installed at stations for issue of Season tickets and UnReserved tickets are detailed below:-

Hyderabad Division :

Huppuguda, Sitaphalmandi, Vidyanagar, Malakpet, Arts College, Falaknuma, Kacheguda, Jamai Osmania, Yakutpura, Dabirpura.

Secunderabad Division :

Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Lingampalli, Begumpet, Borabanda, Fateh Nagar Bridge, Hi-Tech City, Hafizpet, Chandanagar, Bharat Nagar, Nature Cure Hospital, James Street, Necklace Rd, Khairatabad, Lakdikapul, Sanjevaiah Park,
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Change in Train Number of Special Train From Hyderabad To Madurai


The Train No. of 06070 Hyderabad - Madurai Special train is changed as 07060.

Accordingly, Train No. 07060 Hyderabad - Madurai Special train will depart Hyderabad at 23:00 hrs on 26th December, 2016 arrive/depart Secunderabad at 23:25/23:30 hrs, Vijayawada at 05:15/05:30 hrs on the next day and arrive Madurai at 23:30 hrs.

Enroute, this special train will also stop at Kazipet, Warangal, Mahbubabad, Khammam, Tenali, Ongole, Nellore, Gudur, Renigunta, Tiruttani, Arakkonam, Perambur, Chennai Egmore, Tambaram, Chengalpattu, Vellupuram, Vridhachalam, Srirangam, Tiruchchirappalli and Dindigul stations.

This special train will consists of 17 Coaches viz., two AC III Tier, thirteen Sleeper Class and two Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches.
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New AC Double Decker Superfast Train between Tirupati and Visakhapatnam From 30th December, 2016


Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister of Railways to Flag Off

New AC Double Decker Superfast Train  between Tirupati and Visakhapatnam

Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister of Railways will flag off Tirupati-Visakhapatnam AC Double Decker Superfast Train on 30th December, 2016.

Inaugural run of Tirupati-Visakhapatnam AC Double Decker Superfast Train:

Train No. 02708 Tirupati-Visakhapatnam AC Double Decker Superfast inaugural special train will depart Tirupati at 10:30 hrs on 30th December, 2016 (Friday) and arrive Visakhapatnam at 00:10 hrs on the next day.

Visakhapatnam-Tirupati AC Double Decker Superfast Special Train :

Train No.02707 Visakhapatnam-Tirupati AC Double Decker Superfast special train will depart Visakhapatnam at 01:00 hrs on 31st December, 2016 (Saturday) and arrive Tirupati at 15:30 hrs on the same day.

Regular service of Train No. 22708/22707 Tirupati-Visakhapatnam-Tirupati Tri-Weekly AC Double Decker Superfast Train:

The regular services will commence from Tirupati on 1st January, 2017 and from Visakhapatnam on 2nd January, 2017.

Accordingly, Train No. 22708 Tirupati-Visakhapatnam Tri-Weekly AC Double Decker Superfast Train will depart Tirupati at 21:50 hrs on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, arrive/depart Vijayawada at 04:50/05:00 hrs and arrive Visakhapatnam at 11:00 hrs on the next day.

In the opposite direction, Train No.22707 Visakhapatnam-Tirupati Tri-Weekly AC Double Decker Superfast Train will depart Visakhapatnam at 22:25 hrs on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, arrive/depart Vijayawada at 04:00/04:15 hrs on the next day and arrive Tirupati at 11:35 hrs.

Enroute, these trains will stop at Renigunta, Sri Kalahasti, Gudur, Nellore, Ongole, Chirala, Tenali, New Guntur, Eluru, Tadepalligudem, Rajahmundry, Samalkot, Tuni, Anakapalli and Duvvada stations in both directions.

These trains Consists of 10 coaches, eight AC Chair Car and two Power car coaches.
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New Train No. 22708/22707 Tirupati-Visakhapatnam-Tirupati Tri-Weekly AC Double Decker Superfast Train

Train No. 22708/22707 Tirupati-Visakhapatnam-Tirupati Tri-Weekly AC Double Decker Superfast Train:

The regular services will commence from Tirupati on 1st January, 2017 and from Visakhapatnam on 2nd January, 2017.

Accordingly, Train No. 22708 Tirupati-Visakhapatnam Tri-Weekly AC Double Decker Superfast Train will depart Tirupati at 21:50 hrs on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, arrive/depart Vijayawada at 04:50/05:00 hrs and arrive Visakhapatnam at 11:00 hrs on the next day.

In the opposite direction, Train No.22707 Visakhapatnam-Tirupati Tri-Weekly AC Double Decker Superfast Train will depart Visakhapatnam at 22:25 hrs on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, arrive/depart Vijayawada at 04:00/04:15 hrs on the next day and arrive Tirupati at 11:35 hrs.

Enroute, these trains will stop at Renigunta, Sri Kalahasti, Gudur, Nellore, Ongole, Chirala, Tenali, New Guntur, Eluru, Tadepalligudem, Rajahmundry, Samalkot, Tuni, Anakapalli and Duvvada stations in both directions.

These trains Consists of 10 coaches, eight AC Chair Car and two Power car coaches.
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Six AC Special Trains between Mumbai CST and Chennai Egmore

Six AC special trains will be run between Mumbai CST and Chennai Egmore as detailed below:-

Train No. 01603 Mumbai CST – Chennai Egmore AC Special Train will depart Mumbai CST at 13.10 hrs on 29th December, 2016 and 5th & 12th January, 2017 (Thursdays) and arrive Chennai Egmore at 13:15 hrs on the next day.

In the return direction, Train No. 01064 Chennai Egmore – Mumbai CST AC Special Train will depart Chennai Egmore at 15:45 hrs on 30th December, 2016 and 6th & 13th January, 2017 (Fridays) and arrive Mumbai CST at 16:20 hrs on the next day.

Enroute these special trains will stop at Dadar, Kalyan, Lonavala, Pune, Daund, Solapur, Gulbarga, Wadi, Yadgir, Raichur, Mantralayam Road, Adoni, Guntakal, Gooty, Tadipatri, Kondapuram, Muddanur, Yerraguntla, Cuddapah, Rajampet, Renigunta, Tiruttani, Arakkonam and Perambur stations in both the directions.

These special trains will have 15 coaches viz, thirteen AC III Tier and two Power Car Coaches.
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18 Special Trains between Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam & Tirupati - Visakhapatnam

1.Visakhapatnam-Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam Weekly Special Trains (10 services):-

Train No 08501 Visakhapatnam-Secunderabad Weekly Special Train will depart Visakhapatnam at 23:00 hrs o­n 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st January, 2017 (Tuesdays) and arrive Secunderabad at 12:00 hrs o­n the next day.

In the return direction, Train No.08502 Secunderabad - Visakhapatnam Weekly Special Train will depart Secunderabad at 16:30 hrs o­n 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th January & 1st February, 2017 (Wednesdays) and arrive Visakhapatnam at 04:50 hrs o­n the next day.

Enroute, these Weekly Special trains will stop at Duvvada, Anakapalli, Tuni, Samalkot, Rajahmundry, Tadepalligudem, Elluru, Vijayawada, Khammam, Warangal and Kazipet stations in both directions.

These Special trains will consist of 22 coaches viz., o­ne AC II Tier, three AC III Tier, ten Sleeper Class, six General Second Class and two Second Class Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches.

2.Visakhapatnam-Tirupati-Visakhapatnam Weekly Special Trains (8 services):-

Train No 08573 Visakhapatnam-Tirupati Weekly Special Train will depart Visakhapatnam at 22:55 hrs o­n 2nd, 9th, 16thand 23rd January, 2017 (Mondays) and arrive Tirupati at 13:25 hrs o­n the next day.

In the return direction, Train No.08574 Tirupati - Visakhapatnam Weekly Special Train will depart Tirupati at 15:30 hrs o­n 3rd, 10th, 17thand 24th January, 2017 (Tuesdays) and arrive Visakhapatnam at 06:50 hrs o­n the next day.

Enroute, these Weekly Special trains will stop at Duvvada, Ankapalli, Samalkot, Rajahmundry, Eluru, Vijayawada, New Guntur, Tenali, o­ngole, Nellore, Gudur, Sri Kalahasti and Renigunta stations in both directions.

These Special trains will consist of 21 coaches viz., o­ne AC II Tier, three AC III Tier, nine Sleeper Class, six General Second Class and two Second Class Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches.
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16 Suvidha Special Trains between Sambalpur and Yesvantpur Via-Visakhapatnam,Renigunta



Train No. 82831 Sambalpur - Yesvantpur Suvidha Weekly Special Train will depart Sambalpur at 9.30 hrs o­n 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th,January, 2017 & 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd February, 2017(Wednesdays) and arrive Yesvantpur at 16:40 hrs on the next day.

In the return direction, Train No. 82832 Yesvantpur - Sambalpur Suvidha Weekly Special Train will depart Yesvantpur at 00:30 hrs o­n 6th, 13th, 20th & 27thJanuary, 2017 & 3nd, 10th, 17th & 24thFebruary, 2017 (Fridays) and arrive Sambalpur at 06:35 hrs o­n the next day.

Enroute these special trains will stop at Bargarh Road, Bolangir, Titlagarh, Kesinga, Raygada, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Gudur, Renigunta, Katpadi, Jolarpetai and Krishnarajapuram stations in both the directions.

These special trains will have 18 coaches viz, o­ne AC II Tier, three AC III Tier, ten Sleeper Class, two General Second Class and two Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches.
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INTRODUCTION OF TRAIN NO.12504 / 12503 KAMAKHYA – BANGALORE CANTT – KAMAKHYA HAMSAFAR EXPRESS VIA PERAMBUR(CHENNAI)



Train No.12504 / 12503 Kamakhya – Bangalore Cantonment – Kamakhya Hamsafar weekly express trains (via Perambur, Katpadi) are to be introduced.

The inaugural special train, Train No.02504 Kamakhya – Bangalore Cantt. Inaugural Hamsafar Special, will be flagged off from Kamakhya on 25.12.2016. The inaugural special train will leave Kamakhya at 12.15 hrs. on 25th December, 2016, leave Perambur at 10.20 hrs. on 27th December, 2016, leave Katpadi at 12.22 hrs. on 27th December, 2016 and reach Bangalore Cantonment at 17.00 hrs. on 27th December, 2016.

Train No.12504 / 12503 Kamakhya – Bangalore Cantonment – Kamakhya Hamsafar weekly express trains (via Perambur, Katpadi)

Train No.12504 Kamakhya – Bangalore Cantonment Hamsafar weekly express will leave Kamakhya at 20.10 hrs. on Tuesdays. The train will reach Perambur at 14.50 hrs. and leave Perambur at 15.10 hrs. on Thursdays; it will reach Katpadi at 16.58 hrs. and leave Katpadi at 17.00 hrs. on Thursdays. The train will reach Bangalore Cantonment at 21.15 hrs. on Thursdays.

In the return direction, Train No.12503 Bangalore Cantonment – Kamakhya Hamsafar weekly express will leave Bangalore Cantonment at 10.15 hrs. on Fridays. The train will reach Katpadi at 13.38 hrs. and leave Katpadi at 13.40 hrs. on Fridays; it will reach Perambur at 15.30 hrs. and leave Perambur at 15.50 hrs. on Fridays. The train will reach Kamakhya at 13.30 hrs. on Sundays.

The train composition will have 18 LHB Coaches comprising of SIXTEEN AC 3-Tier Coaches and TWO Luggage-cum-Brake Vans with Generator.


Stoppages: New Bongaigaon, New Jalpaiguri, Kishanganj, Malda Town, Rampur Hat, Howrah, Kharagpur, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Khurda Road, Brahmapur, Vizianagaram, Duvvada, Vijayawada, Perambur, Katpadi and Whitefield.

The regular service of Train No.12504 / 12503 Kamakhya – Bangalore Cantonment – Kamakhya Hamsafar weekly express trains will commence from Bangalore Cantonment on 30th December, 2016, (Friday).
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Trains Partially Cancelled /Cancelled/Rescheduled/Diverted for commissioning the second broad gauge line between Villupuram – Tiruvennainallur Road in Villupuram – Tiruchchirappalli section, the following changes will be made in the pattern of train services from 25.12.2016 to 30.12.2016


Due to line block and power block to facilitate engineering works for commissioning the second broad gauge line between Villupuram – Tiruvennainallur Road in Villupuram – Tiruchchirappalli section, the following changes will be made in the pattern of train services from 25.12.2016 to 30.12.2016.



On 25.12.2016, Sunday

Train No.56705 Villupuram – Madurai passenger train will leave Villupuram late by 25 minutes.



On 26.12.2016, Monday

1.Train No.56706 / 56705 Madurai – Villupuram – Madurai passenger trains will be partially cancelledbetween Vriddhachalam – Villupuram – Vriddhachalam.

2.Train No.06063 Chengalpattu – Tirunelveli special train, scheduled to leave at 13.45 hrs., will leave Chengalpattu late by 45 minutes, at 14.30 hrs.



On 27.12.2016, Tuesday

1.Train No.12636 Madurai – Chennai Egmore Vaigai express will be diverted via Vriddhachalam, Cuddalore Port Junction and Villupuram.

2.Train No.12635 Chennai Egmore - Madurai Vaigai express, scheduled to leave Chennai Egmore at 13.30 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Chennai Egmore at 14.15 hrs. (late by 45 minutes).

3.Train No.56706 / 56705 Madurai – Villupuram – Madurai passenger trains will be partially cancelledbetween Vriddhachalam – Villupuram - Vriddhachalam.




On 28.12.2016, Wednesday

1.Train No.56706 / 56705 Madurai – Villupuram – Madurai passenger trains will be partially cancelledbetween Vriddhachalam – Villupuram – Vriddhachalam.

2.Train No.16127 / 16129 Chennai Egmore – Guruvayur/Tuticorin express will be diverted via Villupuram, Cuddalore Port Junction and Vriddhachalam.

3.Train No.12636 Madurai – Chennai Egmore Vaigai express will be diverted via Vriddhachalam, Cuddalore Port Junction and Villupuram.

4.Train No.16351 Mumbai CST – Nagercoil bi-weekly express will be diverted via Villupuram, Cuddalore Port Junction and Vriddhachalam.

5.Train No.16128 / 16130 Guruvayur/Tuticorin – Chennai Egmore express will be regulated / delayed at Ulundurpet railway station for 30 minutes.

6.Train No.12635 Chennai Egmore - Madurai Vaigai express, scheduled to leave Chennai Egmore at 13.30 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Chennai Egmore at 14.30 hrs. (late by 1 hour).




On 29.12.2016, Thursday

1.Train No.12635 Chennai Egmore - Madurai Vaigai express, scheduled to leave Chennai Egmore at 13.30 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Chennai Egmore at 14.15 hrs. (late by 45 minutes).

2.Train No.16352 Nagercoil – Mumbai CST bi-weekly express will be diverted via Vriddhachalam, Cuddalore Port Junction and Villupuram.

3.Train No.56706 / 56705 Madurai – Villupuram – Madurai passenger trains will be partially cancelledbetween Vriddhachalam – Villupuram – Vriddhachalam.




On 30.12.2016, Friday

1.Train No.12636 Madurai – Chennai Egmore Vaigai express will be diverted via Vriddhachalam, Cuddalore Port Junction and Villupuram.

2.Train No.16127 / 16129 Chennai Egmore – Guruvayur/Tuticorin express will be diverted via Villupuram, Cuddalore Port Junction and Vriddhachalam.

3.Train No.12635 Chennai Egmore - Madurai Vaigai express, scheduled to leave Chennai Egmore at 13.30 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Chennai Egmore at 15.00 hrs. (late by 1 hour and 30 minutes).

4.Train No.16854 Tiruchchirappalli – Chennai Egmore express, scheduled to leave Tiruchchirappalli at 09.35 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Tiruchchirappalli at 12.35 hrs. (late by 3 hours).

5.Train No.16128 / 16130 Guruvayur/Tuticorin – Chennai Egmore express will be regulated / delayed at Ulundurpet railway station for 30 minutes.

6.Train No.56863 / 56864 Villupuram – Puducherry – Villupuram passenger trains will be fully cancelled.

7.Train No.56706 / 56705 Madurai – Villupuram – Madurai passenger trains will be partially cancelledbetween Vriddhachalam – Villupuram – Vriddhachalam.

8.Train No.66045 / 66046 Melmaruvathur – Villupuram – Melmaruvathur passenger trains will be partially cancelledbetween Tindivanam – Villupuram – Tindivanam.

9.Train No.56874 / 56875 Mayiladuthurai – Villupuram – Mayiladuthurai passenger trains will be partially cancelledbetween Panruti – Villupuram – Panruti.

10.Train No.56037 Chennai Egmore – Puducherry passenger train will be partially cancelled between Tindivanam – Puducherry; Train No.56042 Puducherry – Tirupati passenger train will be partially cancelled between Puducherry - Tindivanam.

11.Train No.56041 Tirupati – Puducherry passenger train will be partially cancelledbetween Tindivanam – Puducherry; Train No.56038 Puducherry – Chennai Egmore passenger train will be partially cancelledbetween Puducherry - Tindivanam.

12.Train No.56884 Villupuram – Tirupati passenger train, scheduled to leave Villupuram at 16.20 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Villupuram at 18.00 hrs. (late by 1 hour and 40 minutes).

13.Train No.06061 Chengalpattu – Tirunelveli special train, scheduled to leave Chengalpattu at 13.45 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Chengalpattu at 15.45 hrs. (late by 2 hours).
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Mega Block for commissioning the second broad gauge line between Villupuram – Tiruvennainallur Road in Villupuram – Tiruchchirappalli section from 25.12.2016 to 30.12.2016



Due to line block and power block to facilitate engineering works for commissioning the second broad gauge line between Villupuram – Tiruvennainallur Road in Villupuram – Tiruchchirappalli section, the following changes will be made in the pattern of train services from 25.12.2016 to 30.12.2016.



On 25.12.2016, Sunday

·Train No.56705 Villupuram – Madurai passenger train will leave Villupuram late by 25 minutes.




On 26.12.2016, Monday

1.Train No.56706 / 56705 Madurai – Villupuram – Madurai passenger trains will be partially cancelledbetween Vriddhachalam – Villupuram – Vriddhachalam.

2.Train No.06063 Chengalpattu – Tirunelveli special train, scheduled to leave at 13.45 hrs., will leave Chengalpattu late by 45 minutes, at 14.30 hrs.



On 27.12.2016, Tuesday

1.Train No.12636 Madurai – Chennai Egmore Vaigai express will be diverted via Vriddhachalam, Cuddalore Port Junction and Villupuram.

2.Train No.12635 Chennai Egmore - Madurai Vaigai express, scheduled to leave Chennai Egmore at 13.30 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Chennai Egmore at 14.15 hrs. (late by 45 minutes).

3.Train No.56706 / 56705 Madurai – Villupuram – Madurai passenger trains will be partially cancelledbetween Vriddhachalam – Villupuram - Vriddhachalam.




On 28.12.2016, Wednesday

1.Train No.56706 / 56705 Madurai – Villupuram – Madurai passenger trains will be partially cancelledbetween Vriddhachalam – Villupuram – Vriddhachalam.

2.Train No.16127 / 16129 Chennai Egmore – Guruvayur/Tuticorin express will be diverted via Villupuram, Cuddalore Port Junction and Vriddhachalam.

3.Train No.12636 Madurai – Chennai Egmore Vaigai express will be diverted via Vriddhachalam, Cuddalore Port Junction and Villupuram.

4.Train No.16351 Mumbai CST – Nagercoil bi-weekly express will be diverted via Villupuram, Cuddalore Port Junction and Vriddhachalam.

5.Train No.16128 / 16130 Guruvayur/Tuticorin – Chennai Egmore express will be regulated / delayed at Ulundurpet railway station for 30 minutes.

6.Train No.12635 Chennai Egmore - Madurai Vaigai express, scheduled to leave Chennai Egmore at 13.30 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Chennai Egmore at 14.30 hrs. (late by 1 hour).




On 29.12.2016, Thursday

1.Train No.12635 Chennai Egmore - Madurai Vaigai express, scheduled to leave Chennai Egmore at 13.30 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Chennai Egmore at 14.15 hrs. (late by 45 minutes).

2.Train No.16352 Nagercoil – Mumbai CST bi-weekly express will be diverted via Vriddhachalam, Cuddalore Port Junction and Villupuram.

3.Train No.56706 / 56705 Madurai – Villupuram – Madurai passenger trains will be partially cancelledbetween Vriddhachalam – Villupuram – Vriddhachalam.




On 30.12.2016, Friday

1.Train No.12636 Madurai – Chennai Egmore Vaigai express will be diverted via Vriddhachalam, Cuddalore Port Junction and Villupuram.

2.Train No.16127 / 16129 Chennai Egmore – Guruvayur/Tuticorin express will be diverted via Villupuram, Cuddalore Port Junction and Vriddhachalam.

3.Train No.12635 Chennai Egmore - Madurai Vaigai express, scheduled to leave Chennai Egmore at 13.30 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Chennai Egmore at 15.00 hrs. (late by 1 hour and 30 minutes).

4.Train No.16854 Tiruchchirappalli – Chennai Egmore express, scheduled to leave Tiruchchirappalli at 09.35 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Tiruchchirappalli at 12.35 hrs. (late by 3 hours).

5.Train No.16128 / 16130 Guruvayur/Tuticorin – Chennai Egmore express will be regulated / delayed at Ulundurpet railway station for 30 minutes.

6.Train No.56863 / 56864 Villupuram – Puducherry – Villupuram passenger trains will be fully cancelled.

7.Train No.56706 / 56705 Madurai – Villupuram – Madurai passenger trains will be partially cancelledbetween Vriddhachalam – Villupuram – Vriddhachalam.

8.Train No.66045 / 66046 Melmaruvathur – Villupuram – Melmaruvathur passenger trains will be partially cancelledbetween Tindivanam – Villupuram – Tindivanam.

9.Train No.56874 / 56875 Mayiladuthurai – Villupuram – Mayiladuthurai passenger trains will be partially cancelledbetween Panruti – Villupuram – Panruti.

10.Train No.56037 Chennai Egmore – Puducherry passenger train will be partially cancelled between Tindivanam – Puducherry; Train No.56042 Puducherry – Tirupati passenger train will be partially cancelled between Puducherry - Tindivanam.

11.Train No.56041 Tirupati – Puducherry passenger train will be partially cancelledbetween Tindivanam – Puducherry; Train No.56038 Puducherry – Chennai Egmore passenger train will be partially cancelledbetween Puducherry - Tindivanam.

12.Train No.56884 Villupuram – Tirupati passenger train, scheduled to leave Villupuram at 16.20 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Villupuram at 18.00 hrs. (late by 1 hour and 40 minutes).

13.Train No.06061 Chengalpattu – Tirunelveli special train, scheduled to leave Chengalpattu at 13.45 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Chengalpattu at 15.45 hrs. (late by 2 hours).
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STOPPAGE OF HAMPI EXPRESS AT GINIGERA STATION


South Western Railway has decided to provide o­ne minute temporary stoppage for Train No.16591/16592, Hubballi-Mysuru-Hubballi Hampi Express at Ginigera Station o­n experimental basis for a period of Sixmonths with effect from 01st January, 2017 to 30th June, 2017.


Train No. 16591, Hubballi-Mysuru Hampi Express arrives at Ginigera Station at 20:34 hrs. and departs at 20:35 hrs.Train No. 16592, Mysuru-Hubballi Hampi Express arrives at Ginigera Station at 07:44 hrs. and departs at 07:45 hrs.
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Trains Stop at Nagalavi Station during Hazarat Darga Shareef Urs for 3 days from 09th January, 2017 to 11th January, 2017

Railway has decided to provide two minutes stoppage for the following trains at Nagalavi Station during Hazarat Darga Shareef Urs for 3 days from 09th January, 2017 to 11th January, 2017.

1.Train No. 17305, Hubballi- Londa Nizamuddin Link Express arrives at Nagalavi Halt at 16:58 hours and departs from Nagalavi Halt at 17:00 hours.

2.Train No. 51420, Hubballi-Miraj Passenger arrives at Nagalavi Halt at 13:30 hours and departs from Nagalavi Halt at 13:32 hours.

3.Train No. 17415, Tirupati- Kolhapur Express arrives at Nagalavi Halt at 09:15 hrs. and departsfrom Nagalavi Halt at 09:17 hours.

4.Train No. 56922, Belagavi-Hubballi Passenger arrives at Nagalavi Halt at 08:18 hours and departs from Nagalavi Halt at 08:20 hours.

5.Train No. 51419, Miraj-Hubballi Passenger arrives at Nagalavi Halt at 13:22 hours and departs from Nagalavi Halt at 13:24 hours.

6.Train No. 17416, Kolhapur-Tirupati Express arrives at Nagalavi Halt at 18:10 hours and departs from Nagalavi Halt at 18:12 hours.
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Special Train From Hyderabad To Madurai o­n 26th December, 2016

Train No. 06070 Hyderabad - Madurai Special train will depart Hyderabad at 23:00 hrs o­n 26th December, 2016arrive/depart Secunderabad at 23:25/23:30 hrs, Vijayawada at 05:15/05:30 hrs o­n the next day and arrive Madurai at 23:30 hrs.

Enroute, this special train will also stop at Kazipet, Warangal, Mahbubabad, Khammam, Tenali, o­ngole, Nellore, Gudur, Renigunta, Tiruttani, Arakkonam, Perambur, Chennai Egmore, Tambaram, Chengalpattu, Vellupuram, Vridhachalam, Srirangam, Tiruchchirappalli and Dindigul stations.

This special train will consists of 17 Coaches viz., two AC III Tier, thirteen Sleeper Class and two Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches.
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Special trains between Santragachi-Puducherry-Santragachi from 07/01/17 to 01/04/17

Special trains between Santragachi-Puducherry-Santragachi during the period from 07/01/17 to 01/04/17.
The Santragachi-Puducherry Special (06009) leaving Santragachi at 14:10 hrs every Monday will reach Puducherry at 20.15 hrs, the next day. In the opposite direction, the train (06010) leaving Puducherry at 19:15 hrs every Saturday will arrive Santragachi at 04.30 hrs o­n Monday.

The Special train will have o­ne AC 2 Tier, o­ne AC 3 Tier, seven Sleeper Class and six General Second Class coaches will have stoppages at Kharagpur, Balasore and Bhadrak.
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NEW TRAIN PROTECTION WARNING SYSTEM FOR CHENNAI - ARAKKONAM SECTION

Southern Railway extended the Train Protection and Warning System (TPWS) currently deployed in the Chennai Beach – Central – Gummidipoondi EMU Sector to the 68 Km Chennai – Arakkonam section.




The Eurpoean Train Control System (ETCS) Level 1 solution, known in India as Train Protection and Warning System (TPWS) o­n the 68 km Basin Bridge – Arakkonam section in Chennai Division of Southern Railway was inaugurated by Shri Akhil Agrawal, Director General (Signal and Telecommunication) Railway Board, at Ambattur Station today 16thDecember 2016, in the presence of Shri H.K.Agarwal, Additional Member (Telecom) Railway Board, Shri A.V.Siva Prasad, Chief Signal & Telecommunication Engineer, Southern Railway, Shri Anupam Sharma, Divisional Railway Manager, Chennai Division, invitees from Institution of Railway Signalling and Telecommunication Engineers (IRST) and Indian Railways.




The project involves linking up about 169 signals o­n the Chennai – Arakkonam route and laying track – side equipment (installation and wiring of Line side Electronic Units and their interfacing with balises (Balise is an electronic beacon) installed o­n the track. 82 EMU trains fitted with o­nboard system ply between Gummidipoondi – Chennai – Arakkonam section with this enhanced safety system. The TPWS, which deploys the state of the art European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS – Level 1) technology, will not o­nly warn drivers of obstructions ahead but help regulate speed of trains and in dire cases, even activate emergency braking systems automatically in case of failure of the driver to heed warning signs. TPWS provides additional layers of safety in a fully automatic signalling section like the Chennai Railway Division without compromising o­n the density of traffic or the speedy despatch of train services every ten minutes. This system also guides motormen during poor visibility of signal due to foggy weather conditions. The system facilitates running trains at maximum permitted speeds, allows EMU drivers to slow down to stipulated speeds and activates emergency braking, to prevent collision in case of signal violations or over speeding past a red signal. The system uses o­n board computer consoles, or the Driver Machine interface, connected via wireless to track-side balise devices that use electro – magnetic induction to change the signal aspect from the default green to red whenever a train rolls by.


Further similar Train Protection Works have been sanctioned by Railway Board, New Delhi in the remaining Suburban sections of Chennai Division now provided with automatic signalling o­n the Chennai – Tambaram – Chengalpattu and Arakkonam – Jolarpettai sections at a cost of Rs.200 crores. These projects are being taken up by Southern Railway o­n priority.
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21 December 2016

TRAIN NO 18207/18208 DURG-AJMER-DURG EXP HALT AT DAMOH FROM 02 JAN 2017

TRAIN NO 18207/18208 DURG-AJMER-DURG EXP  HALT AT DAMOH  FROM 02/03 JAN 2017 .

TRAIN NO 18207/18208 DURG-AJMER-DURG EXP TO TEMPORARY HALT AT DAMOH STN W.E.F. 02/03 JAN 2017 FOR 6 MONTHS.
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TRAIN NO 11703/11704 REWA-INDORE-REWA EXP HALT AT PATHARIA FROM 01/01/2017



TRAIN NO 11703/11704 REWA-INDORE-REWA EXP HALT AT PATHARIA FROM 01/01/2017

TRAIN NO 11703/11704 REWA-INDORE-REWA EXP TO TEMPORARY HALT AT PATHARIA STN W.E.F 01/03 JAN 2017 FOR 6 MONTHS
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Tatanagar-Amritsar Express Partially Cancelled /Tatanagar-Jammu tawi Express diverted

Due to 36 days Traffic-cum-Power Block at Amritsar station for construction of washable apron o­n platform no. 2 of Nothern  Railway, the following  South Eastern Railway originating trains will be regulated:

1.18101 Tatanagar-Jammu tawi Express will run via diverted route Jalandhar Cant-Mukerian-Pathankot  from 22.12.16 to 27.01.17

2.18103 Tatanagar-Amritsar Express will be short terminated at Jalandhar City   from 26.12.16 to 25.01.17
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Minister of Railways will flag off New AC Train No.12504/12503 Kamakya-Bangalore Cantt Humsafar Express (Weekly) on 25thDecember, 2016

Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister of Railways will flag off  Kamakya-Bangalore Cantt Humsafar Weekly Express on 25thDecember, 2016.
Inaugural run of Kamakya-Bangalore Cantt  Humsafar AC  Special Train
Train No. 02504 Kamakhya-Bangalore Cantt inaugural special train will depart Kamakya at 12:15 hrs o­n 25th December, 2016 (Sunday) and arrive Bangalure  Cantt 17: 00 hrs o­n the Tuesday.

Regular service of Train No. 12504/12503 Kamakya-Bangalore Cantt-Kamakya Humsafar Express:
The regular services will commence from 30th December, 2016 Ex. Bangalore Cantt  (Tr.No.12503) and from 3rdJanuary, 2017 Ex. Kamakhya (Tr.No.12504).
Accordingly, Train No. 12503 Bangalore Cantt-Kamakhya Hamsafar Weekly Express will depart Bangalore Cantt at 10:15 hrs o­n Fridays, arrive/depart Vijayawada at 22:55/23:05 hrs  and arrive Kamakhya at 13:30 hrs o­n Sunday.
In the opposite direction, Train No. 12504 Kamakhya-Bangalore Cantt Hamsafar Weekly Express will depart Kamakhya at 20:10 hrs o­n Tuesdays, arrive/depart Vijayawada at 07:45/08:00 hrs o­n the Thursday and arrive Bangalore Cantt at 21:15 hrs .
Enroute, these trains will stop at New Bongaigaon, New Jalpaiguri, Kishanganj, Malda Town, Rampur Hat, Howrah, Kharagpur, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Khurda Road, Barhampur, Vizianagaram, Duwada, Vijayawada, Perumbur, Katpadi and Whitefield stations in both directions.

These trains Consists of 18 coaches, sixteen AC III Tier and two Power car coaches.

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LUXURY AT AFFORDABLE PRICE – NORTHEAST TO GET “HUMSAFAR EXPRESS”

The people of Northeastern region is set to get the flagship “Humsafar” train when Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu flags off through video conferencing the inaugural Kamakhya – Bangalore Cantonment Humsafar Express o­n 25th December. Railway Minister of State Rajen Gohain will be present at Kamakhya station during the inaugural run.

            The Railway Minister had announced introduction of the all-AC affordable ‘luxury’ train for common man in his Railway Budget 2016. The Humsafar train with 19 air-conditioned 3-tier Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches developed by Alstom LHB GmbH of Germany and produced by Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala, includes facilities like Global Positioning System (GPS)- based passenger information system, odour control system, fire announcement system etc. which are not available in other AC 3-Tier coaches.

            The Humsafar Express is designed keeping comfort of passengers as primary goal and is incorporated with many new features to make travel luxurious but affordable. A GPS-based display system at each end of the coaches shows real-time information about the exact location of the train and the distance from the next station.

            Each of the coaches of Humsafar Express has modern toilets with plush interiors. The odour control system has been integrated with the toilet flush in such a way that each flushing releases perfumes. In line with Indian Railway’s vision to keep tracks defecation free, the coaches have been fitted with bio-toilets.

            The train has an extensive fire and smoke detection system with six CCTV cameras and 10 smoke detectors and four heat detectors fitted in each coach. The exterior of the train has an attractive visual appeal with anti-graffiti vinyl coating.

            The introduction of the Humsafar train from Northeast will give the people of the region chance to have first-hand experience of Indian Railway’s ambition of providing affordable but comfortable journey experience to the common people.
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Cabinet approves doubling of Rajpura-Bhatinda railway line

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for 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.

The 172.64 km long railway line is expected to be completed in five years.

The present utilization of this section is nearly 100%. Enhancement of capacity of power plants and planned freight terminals will generate additional freight traffic on this route. The doubling will ease the traffic bottlenecks and will bring more revenue to Indian Railways by capacity enhancement of the route. The districts of Patiala, Sangrur, Barnala and Bathinda would also be benefitted through this project.

Background:

The Rajpura-Bathinda section falls in Ambala Division of Northern Railway. At present traffic utilization of the section is nearing saturation. This line is strategically important as several military specials are routed on this line connecting the Western border. The main objective for doubling between Rajpura-Bathinda is to remove capacity constraint and to cater for future growth of traffic on the important route of Indian Railways.
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Train No.12504/12503 Kamakhya- Bangalore Cantt. Humsafar Express (Weekly)

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New Train Humsafar Express between Kamakhya-Bangalore Cantt

Introduction of Train No.12504 12503 Kamakhya Bangalore Cantt. Humsafar Express (Weekly)
 has been decided to introduce 12504/12503 Kamakhya-Bangalore
Cantt. Humsafar Express (weekly) to be flagged off from Kamakhya on 25-12 2016.
COMPOSITION AC-3 tier (sixteen) and Brake, Luggage cum.

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Introduced Train no.13121/13122 Kokata Ghazipur City weekly express


The newly introduced Kokata Ghazipur City weekly express (13121/13122) will leave Kokata Teminal on every Sunday wef. 25.12.2016 and Ghazipur City on every Monday we f. 26.12.2016.

13121 Kokata Ghazipur City weekly express will leave Kokata station on every Sunday at 20.05 hrs and reach Ghazpurcity at 10-25hrsthe nextday.

13122 Ghazipur City- Kokata weekly express will leave Ghazipur city on every Monday at 14.15hrsand reach Kokata terminal at 05.15hrs the next day.

The train will have sleeperclass and air-conditioned coaches.
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20 December 2016

EXTENSION OF PUNE - KAMAKHYA WEEKLY SUVIDHA SPECIAL TRAINS UPTO 30.03.2017

Railways have decided to extend the run of Pune - Kamakhya weekly Suvidha special trains (without catering charges) to clear the extra rush of passengers. The details are as under:

82505 weekly Suvidha special train will leave Pune at 1030 hrs o­n every Thursday from 05.01.2017 to 30.03.2017 (13 trips) and will arrive Kamakhya at 1525 hrs o­n third day i.e. Saturday.

82506 weekly Suvidha special train will leave Kamakhya at 2300 hrs o­n every Monday from 02.01.2017 to 27.03.2017 (13 trips) and will arrive Pune at 0245 hrs o­n fourth day i.e. Thursday.


Halts:  Panvel, Nasik Road, Bhusaval, Nagpur, Gondia, Durg, Raipur, Bilaspur, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Chakradharpur, Purulia, Asansol, Andal, Malda Town, Kishanganj, New Jalpaiguri, New Coochbehar and New Bongaigaon.

Composition: - o­ne AC-2 Tier, Two AC-3 Tier, 8 Sleeper Class , 1 Second Class sitting and 2 brake vans.

Reservation: - Bookings for 82505 Suvidha Special leaving o­n 05.01.2017, 12.01.2017 and 19.01.2017 will open o­n 23.12.2016 and for subsequent trips will open as per 30 days Advance Reservation Period.
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Closure of Khandwa-Akola Meter Gauge section for Gauge Conversion Works

Railway Board approved for discontinuation of services running on Khandwa-Akola section with effect from 1st January, 2017 to facilitate Gauge conversion work from Meter Gauge to Broad Gauge.

Accordingly, the following Trains will be discontinued between Khandwa-Akola section from 1st January, 2017 to until further advise.


1. Train No. 52973 Mhow-Akola Fast Passenger

2. Train No. 52974 Akola-Mhow Fast Passenger

3. Train No. 52975 Mhow-Akola Fast Passenger

4. Train No. 52976 Akola-Mhow Fast Passenger

5. Train No. 52987 Mhow-Akola Fast Passenger

6. Train No. 52988 Akola-Mhow Fast Passenger

7. Train No. 52993 Mhow-Akola Fast Passenger

8. Train No. 52994 Akola-Mhow Fast Passenger
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Services of Suvidha weekly special train between Kamakhya - Pune extended by another 13 trips in each direction

Services of Suvidha weekly special train between Kamakhya - Pune extended by another 13 trips in each direction.
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partial cancellation/cancelation of trains Due Fog Train No. 15205/15206 Chitrakut Express and partial cancellation of train New Delhi Palwal EMU Aligarh - Aligarh

1. The train number 64167/64168 formerly partial cancellation of train New Delhi Palwal EMU Aligarh - Aligarh partial cancellation between the date 12/17/2016 is canceled.

2. Train No. 15205 Lucknow Jn - Jabalpur Chitrakut  Express future date 21/12/2016, 28/12/2016, 04/01/2017 and 11/01/2017 will be canceled.
3. Train No. 15206 Jabalpur - Lucknow Junction Chitrakut  Express  canceled on date 12/22/2016, 12/29/2016, 01/05/2017 and 01/12/2017 .
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Indian Railways Plan of Action To Promote SHGs

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu in Rail Budget Speech 2016-17 announced “Self-help groups not only provide employment to women but also respect and dignity. IRCTC has begun the process of empanelling Self-help groups for providing catering/cooking services. We are partnering with NABARD to provide support and access to our IRCTC website to ensure extensive e- marketing for products produced by the Self-help groups which would lead to increase in rural incomes.”

In line with this announcement, Minister of Railways, reviewed plan of action with all stakeholders on 17 December 2016 to promote SHGs. Participants of the meeting include representatives from IRCTC, NABARD, Ministry of Rural Development, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC). In the meeting the process of empanelment was explained to SHG’s and NABARD was asked to help the SHG’s in establishment of kitchen and getting FSSAI and VAT certificate for the SHG’s. Proposed plan of action was finalised with NABARD in this meeting.

Plan of Action to promote SHGs:

●       Indian Railways will provide support and access to IRCTC’s website.
●       NABARD will ensure extensive e-marketing.
●       NABARD will develop a website.
●       All information of SHG’s and their products can be seen on this Website.
●       Customer can order any of the articles/products on the same website.
●       IRCTC to provide link to this website at all of its various existing service websites.
●       IRCTC is tendering for installation and operation of Water Vending machines on platforms.
●       D and E class stations are being earmarked for Self Help Groups.
●       This will help in boosting morale by providing alternative source of earning to Self Help Groups.


Earlier Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu launched a pilot project at Sawantwadi Road Railway Station of the Konkan Railways in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra on 3rd December 2016 in which a Railway PSU IRCTC roped in Self Help Groups to make local cuisines available through e-Catering services of IRCTC, in association with  National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). The SHGs who were roped in were those which were formed by MAVIM - Mahila Arthik Vikas Mahamandal, and Lupin Human Welfare Research Foundation in the Konkan region which helped in bringing the delectable Konkani cuisine on e-Catering platform. It has been noticed that this had helped in generating local employment, empower women and ensure inclusive growth.

Indian Railway Boards Policy Provision for SHG:

●       Provisions have been made in the draft catering policy 2016 with respect to empanelment of SHGs by IRCTC for providing catering related services. As IRCTC can outsource its backend operations, IRCTC has been enabled to use the services of Self Help Groups for support staff, service staff, cooks, transportation, packaging etc.

●       SHGs have been made eligible to participate in the allotment process of General Minor Units (GMUs) at D, E & F category of stations.



Self Help Groups (SHGs) empanelled under E-catering scheme.

                      i.        Vijayawada Jn.:- Shri Vani

                    ii.        Visakhapatnam: - Sri Srinivasa

                   iii.        Anakapalli: - Sri Srinivasa

                   iv.        Tuni: - Sri Srinivasa

                    v.        Mysore:-Spoorthy Jan Abhivrudhi Samsthe

                   vi.        Ernakulam:-  Cafe Kudumbashree

                  vii.        Ernakulam Town:- Cafe Kudumbashree

                viii.        Saugor:- Laxmi Mahila Mandal (May’ 2016)

                   ix.        Saugor :-Sanskar Mahila Mandal (May’ 2016)

                    x.        Saugor :-Prayas Swa-Sahayata Sangatham (May’ 2016)

                   xi.        Saugor :-Siddhivinayak Swa Sahayata Samuha Sagar (Nov’ 2016)

                  xii.        Sawantwadi:-Maher Lok Sanchalit Sadhan Kendra (CMRC) (Aug’ 2016)

                xiii.        Adra:- Manorma Pariseba Sambay Samity Ltd.



SHG's for which empanelment under process for E-Catering services

                      i.        Howrah:- Tapan Smriti Mahila Sangha

                    ii.        Shalimar:- Mother Teresa Mahila Sangha

                   iii.        Shalimar:- Narna Satadal Sangha

                   iv.        Santragachi:- Mother Teresa Mahila Sangha

                    v.        Santragachi:- Narna Satadal Sangha


FUTURE PLANS
 Proposed installation & operation of Water Vending Machines through SHGs

D Category
E Category
F Category
No. of Stations
979
4157
2151
No. of WVMs
1470
1040
540
Expected earning for SHGs
Rs. 10,000/- per month
Rs. 10,000/- per month
Rs. 10,000/- per month

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Railway Increases RAC Berths To Allow More Passenger To Travel On Board Trains


Ministry of Railways has decided to revise the number of berths to be earmarked as Reservation Against Cancellation (RAC) in  coaches of different classes as under.  The move will help in allowing more persons to travel in the train : -

Class


Existing
Revised
No. of berths earmarked for RAC passengers
No. of RAC passengers provided sitting accommodation
No. of additional berths to be provided for RAC passengers
No. of additional RAC passengers to be provided sitting accommodation
Total No. of berths to be earmarked for RAC passengers
Total Number of RAC passengers to be provided confirmed accommodation
Sleeper
(SL)

5 Side Lower Berths
10
2 Side Lower berths
4
7 (Side Lower)
14
3AC

2 Side Lower Berths
4
2 Side Lower Berths
4
4 (Side Lower)
8
2AC

2 Lower Berths (in cabin)
4
1 Side Lower Berths
2
3 (Side Lower)
6

The enhanced RAC accommodation will be available in trains in which booking will be opened from 16th January, 2017.
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Railways reviews its flexi fare system in Rajdhani/Shatabadi/Duranto trains

Ministry of Railways reviews its flexi fare system in Rajdhani/Shatabadi/Duranto trains

It Announces Decisions For Rebate In Fare For The Benefit Of The Passengers

The New Decisions To Be Implemented With Effect From 20th December, 2016

Ministry of Railways has reviewed Flexi Fare System in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains which was introduced in September, 2016. On the basis of review, certain decisions have been taken for the benefit of the passengers. These decisions will be implemented on an experimental basis for six months w.e.f. 20th December, 2016.



(1) 10% rebate in the basic fare on the vacant berths/seats after preparation of first chart on an experimental basis for six months in Rajdhani/Duronto/Shatabdi trains:-

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.

(2)  Reduction in the tatkal quota in Rajdhani/Duronto/Shatabdi trains.

 Class wise tatkal quota earmarked in Rajdhani/Duronto/Shatabdi trains in which flexi fare system have been introduced shall be revised as follows.

2.1. To begin with, the tatkal quota should be reduced to 10% of the total classwise accommodation.

2.2. Thereafter, fortnightly review of utilisation of tatkal quota will be undertaken by CCMs of Zonal Railways and based on its utilisation, tatkal quota may be increased upto a maximum of 30% of total classwise accommodation in the train.

2.3. The above changes should be implemented with effect from 20th December, 2016 for a period of six months.

(3)        Discounted fare in two Shatabdi Trains

            It has also been decided to give discounted fare in AC Chair Car in selected sectors of two Shatabadi Trains namely New Delhi-Ajmer Shatabdi Express (12015-12016) and Chennai Central –Mysore Shatabdi Express (12007-12008). The sections on which concession is being offered are Ajmer-Jaipur, Jaipur-Kishangarh and Mysore-Bengaluru. On these identified sections, instead of flexi fare system, fixed fare system will be applicable as detailed below : -

        (I).  (a) 12015 New Delhi-Ajmer Shatabdi Express between Jaipur and Ajmer:-
Total Fare
Existing fare
Revised fare
Base fare
251
202
Catering charges inclusive of service tax
0
0
Reservation charges
40
40
Superfast charges
45
45
Service tax
15
13
Total amount
      351(rounded off to Rs. 355)
300
(b)  12016 Ajmer-New Delhi Shatabdi Express between Ajmer and Jaipur:-
Total Fare
Existing fare
Revised fare
Base fare
251
159
Catering charges inclusive of service tax
45
45
Reservation charges
40
40
Superfast charges
45
45
Service tax
15
11
Total amount
    396 (rounded off to Rs. 400)
300

    (II) a. 12015 New Delhi-Ajmer Shatabdi Express between Jaipur and Kishangarh:-
Total Fare
Existing fare
Revised fare
Base fare
229
202
Catering charges inclusive of service tax
0
0
Reservation charges
40
40
Superfast charges
45
45
Service tax
14
13
Total amount
  328(rounded off to Rs. 330)
300


 (b). 12016 Ajmer-New Delhi Shatabdi Express between Kishangarh and Jaipur:-
Total Fare
Existing fare
Revised fare
Base fare
229
159
Catering charges inclusive of service tax
45
45
Reservation charges
40
40
Superfast charges
45
45
Service tax
14
11
Total amount
373 (rounded off to Rs. 375)
300

(iii). 12007 Chennai Central-Mysore Shatabdi Express between Bengaluru City and Mysore:-
Total Fare
Existing fare
Revised fare
Base fare
257
125
Catering charges inclusive of service tax
81
81
Reservation charges
40
40
Superfast charges
45
45
Service tax
15
9
Total amount
438 (rounded off to Rs. 440)
300

   (iv). 12008 Mysore-Chennai Central Shatabdi Express between Mysore and Bengaluru city :-
Total Fare
Existing fare
Revised fare
Base fare
257
192
Catering charges inclusive of service tax
11
11
Reservation charges
40
40
Superfast charges
45
45
Service tax
15
12
Total amount
368 (rounded off to Rs. 370)
300


Other charges like Mela surcharge etc., if applicable shall be levied separately.

Ø      Flexi fare system shall not be applicable for the above sections of these trains.
Ø      No concession/discount/rebate shall be admissible on the above revised fare. However concession shall be applicable on the pre-revised fare subject to maximum fare of Rs.300 for the above sections.  Since in chair car of Shatabdi trains seat option is must for child of age 5 years and above and of below 12 years and  full fare ticket is issued, therefore child fare shall be issued on the adult fare as per above revised fare table.
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