4 March 2017

22 Express Trains Augmented with Additional Coaches from 5th March to 1st June, 2017

South Central Railway will temporary augment 22 express trains with additional Coaches from 5th March to 1st June, 2017 as detailed below:-
1.Train No. 12747 Guntur-Vikarabad Palnadu Express will be augmented with 5 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 5th March to 31st May, 2017.

2.Train No. 12748 Vikarabad-Guntur Palnadu Express will be augmented with 5 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 5th March to 31st May, 2017.

3.Train No. 12713 Vijayawada-Secunderabad Satavahana Express will be augmented with 4 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 5th March to 31st May, 2017.

4.Train No. 12714 Secunderabad-Vijayawada Satavahana Express will be augmented with 4 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 5th March to 31st May, 2017.

5.Train No. 12711 Vijayawada-Chennai Pinakini Express will be augmented with 4 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 5th March to 31st May, 2017.

6.Train No. 12712 Chennai-Vijayawada Pinakini Express will be augmented with 4 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 5th March to 31st May, 2017.

7.Train No. 12718 Vijayawada-Visakhapatnam Ratnachal Express will be augmented with 2 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 5th March to 31st May, 2017.

8.Train No. 12717 Visakhapatnam- Vijayawada Ratnachal Express will be augmented with 2 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 5th March to 31st May, 2017.
9.Train No. 12706 Secunderabad-Guntur Intercity Express will be augmented with 2 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 5th March to 31st May, 2017.
10.Train No. 12705 Guntur-Secunderabad Intercity Express will be augmented with 2 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 5th March to 31stMay, 2017.
11.Train No. 17023 Secunderabad-Kurnool Town Tungabhadra Express will be augmented with 2 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 6th March to 31st May, 2017.
12.Train No. 17024 Kurnool Town-Secunderabad Tungabhadra Express will be augmented with 2 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 6th March to 31st May, 2017.
13.Train No. 17641 Kacheguda-Narkher Intercity Express will be augmented with 2 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 5th March to 31stMay, 2017.
14.Train No. 17642 Narkher-Kacheguda Intercity Express will be augmented with 2 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 6th March to 1stJune, 2017.

15.Train No. 17639 Kacheguda-Akola Weekly Intercity Express will be augmented with 2 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 13th March to 29th May, 2017.
16.Train No. 17640 Akola-Kacheguda Weekly Intercity Express will be augmented with 2 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 14th March to 30th May, 2017.
17.Train No. 12796 Secunderabad-Vijayawada Intercity Express will be augmented with 4 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 6th March to 31st May, 2017.
18.Train No. 12795 Vijayawada Intercity Express will be augmented with 4 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 6th March to 31st May, 2017.
19.Train No. 17405 Tirupati-Adilabad Krishna Express will be augmented with 4 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 5th March to 31st May, 2017.
20.Train No. 17406 Adilabad-Tirupati Krishna Express will be augmented with 4 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 6th March to 1st June, 2017.
21.Train No. 17410 Adilabad-Nanded Express will be augmented with 4 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 6th March to 31st May, 2017.
22.Train No. 17409 Nanded-Adilabad Express will be augmented with 4 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 6th March to 31st May, 2017
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Twenty Six Special Trains between Puducherry-Santragachi (Kolkata)

Train No. 06010 Puducherry-Santragachi Special Train will depart Puducherry at 19:15 hrson 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th April, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th May, 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th June, 2017 (Saturdays) and arrive Santragachi at 04:30 hrs o­n Mondays.

In the return direction, Train No. 06009 Santragachi-Puducherry Special Train will depart Santragachi at 14:10 hrs o­n 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24nd April, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th May, 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th June, 2017(Mondays) and arrive Puducherry at 22:45 hrs o­n Tuesdays.

Enroute these special trains will stop at Villupuram, Chengalpattu, Tambaram, Chennai Egmore, Gudur, Nellore, o­ngole, Chirala, Tenali, Vijayawada, Eluru, Tadepalligudem, Rajahmundry, Samalkot, Duvvada, Simhachalam North, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam Road, Palasa, Brahmapur, Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Bhadrak, Balasore and Kharagpur stations in both the directions.

These trains will have 17 coaches viz, o­ne AC II Tier, o­ne AC III Tier, seven Sleeper Class, six General Second Class and two Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches.

*All These above trains will run as special fare trains.
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HOLI SPECIAL TOWARDS PURI AND DARBHANGA

To clear extra rush of passengers during ensuing Holi festival, South Eastern Railway has  decided to run two pairs of Special trains between Santragachi-Puri and Santragachi-Darbhanga. o­ne pair AC special will run between Santragachi-Puri-Santragachi o­n 10.03.17 both from Santragachi & Puri and another o­ne pair will run between Santragachi-Darbhanga-Santragachi leaving Santragachi o­n 11.03.17 and leaving Darbhanga o­n 12.03.17.
08007/08008 Santragachi-Puri-Santragachi AC Special (1 Pair)

The Special Train (08007) leaving Santragachi at 12:40 hrs o­n 10.03.17 will reach Puri at 21:40 hrs the same day. In the opposite direction, the Special Train (08008) will leave Puriat 23:45 hrs o­n 10.03.17 and will arrive Santragachi at 09:00 hrs the next day.
The Special train will have six AC-2 Tier and ten AC 3 Tier coaches. The train will have stoppages at Kharagpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Khurda Road between Santragachi and Puri.

00894/00893 Santragachi-Darbhanga-Santragachi Special (1 Pair)


The Santragachi-Darbhanga Special (00894) leaving Santragachi at 15:50 hrs o­n 11.03.17  will reach Darbhanga at 12.00 hrs, the next day. In the opposite direction, the train (00893) leaving Darbhanga at 13:50 hrs o­n 12.03.17 will arrive  Santragachi  at 11.00 hrs, the next day.

The Special train with o­ne AC 2 Tier, two AC 3 Tier, eight sleeper class and five general second class coaches will have stoppages at Kharagpur, Tatanagar, Muri, Bokaro Steel City, Gomoh, Dhanbad, Chittaranjan, Madhupur, Jasidih, Jhajha, Kiul, Barauni, and Samastipur between Santragachi and Darbhanga.
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Central Railway Mega Block on 5.3.2017

MATUNGA-MULUND DN FAST LINE FROM 10.15 AM TO 3.15 PM

Dn fast/semi fast services leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus from 9.38 am to 2.54 pm will be diverted o­n Dn slow line between Matunga and Mulund stations halting at all stations between Sion and Mulund stations and will arrive destination 20 minutes behind schedule. Dn Fast trains beyond Thane will be re-diverted o­n Dn fast line from Mulund.

All Up fast/semi fast services leaving Thane from 10.46 am to 3.18 pm will halt at Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar and Kurla stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts and will arrive destination 15 minutes behind schedule.

All slow services arriving and leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai between 11.00 am and 5.00 pm will arrive destination 10 minutes behind schedule.

All long distance trains leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai and Dadar during the block period will be diverted o­n Dn slow line between Matunga and Mulund.

NERUL-MANKHURD UP AND DN HARBOUR LINES FROM 11.10 AM TO 4.10 PM


Dn harbour line services for Panvel/Belapur/Vashi leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai from 10.11 am to 3.29 pm and Up harbour line services for Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai leaving Panvel/Belapur/Vashi from 10.29 am to 3.46 pm will remain cancelled.

Special services will be run o­n Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai-Mankhurd & Thane-Panvel sections during the block period.

Harbour line passengers are permitted to travel via Trans Harbour / Main line from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm o­n their valid tickets.
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RAILWAYS RUN TRI WEEKLY HOLI SPECIAL TRAIN BETWEEN AJMER-DELHI CANTT. ( TOTAL 12 TRIPS)

For the convenience of the rail passengers and to clear extra rush during Holi Festival, Railway will run the 09627/09628 Ajmer-Delhi Cantt.-Ajmer Superfast Triweekly Holi Special train as per the following programme :
The 09627 Ajmer-Delhi Cantt. Superfast Triweekly Holi Special train will depart from Ajmer at 05.45 a.m. on every Monday, Wednesday & Saturday from 06.03.2017 to 18.03.2017 to reach Delhi Cantt. at 11.05 a.m. the same day (06 trips). In the return direction the 09628 Delhi Cantt.-Ajmer Superfast Triweekly Holi Special train will depart from Delhi Cantt. at 04.00 p.m. on every Monday, Wednesday & Saturday from 06.03.2017 to 18.03.2017 to reach Ajmer at 10.25 p.m. the same day(06 trips).
Comprising of one AC Chair Car & ten Chair Car coaches ,the 09627/09628 Ajmer-Delhi Cantt.-Ajmer Superfast Triweekly Holi Special train will stop at Kishangarh, Phulera, Renwal, Ringas, Shri Madhopur, Nim Ka Thana, Dabla, Narnaul, Ateli, Rewari & Gurgaon stations enroute in both the directions.
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Diversion/ Rescheduling / Regulation of Trains due to Traffic Block Between Meerut City – Daurala Stations of Delhi Division on Northern Railway

Due to block for TRD Construction in Connection with Doubling Work between Meerut City – Daurala Stations on Ghaziabad – Meerut City- Saharanpur Section of Delhi Division on Northern Railway, the following trains will be Diverted/ Rescheduled / Regulated as under :
Diversion of Trains
The 12206 Dehradun – New Delhi AC Special train journey commencing from 03.03.2017 to 09.03.2017 and 16.03.2017 to 30.03.2017 will be diverted to run via Tapri – Shamli - Delhi Shahdra – Tilak Bridge New Delhi
Rescheduling / Regulation of Trains
The 64561 Delhi – Ambala MEMU train journey commencing from 03.03.2017 to 11.03.2017 and 17.03.2017 to 31.03.2017 will depart 65 Minutes late from Delhi junction and regulated for 45 minutes between Ghaziabad – Meerut City,
The 14521 Delhi – Ambala Intercity Express train journey commencing from 03.03.2017 to 11.03.2017 and 17.03.2017 to 31.03.2017 will be regulated for 30 minutes between Ghaziabad – Meerut City
The 54472 Haridwar – Delhi Passenger train journey commencing from 03.03.2017 to 11.03.2017 and 17.03.2017 to 31.03.2017 will be regulated for 45 minutes at Sakhoti Tanda.
The 14156 Udhampur – Kanpur Express on Monday and Thursday (during above period ) will be regulated for 30 minutes between Tapri - Sakhoti Tanda.
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CHANGES IN PATTERN OF TRAIN SERVICES - IN CHENNAI -GUDUR SECTION

Due to Line Block / Power Block to facilitate engineering works between Sulurpeta – Doravarichatram in Chennai – Gudur section, changes will be made in the pattern of train services as detailed below.


A.On 04.03.2017, Saturday


I.Cancellation of train services
Train No.66031 Sulurpeta – Nellore MEMU local and Train No.66032 Nellore – Sulurpeta MEMU local will be fully cancelled o­n 04.03.2017, Saturday.


II.Regulation of train services

Train No.12655 Ahmedabad – Chennai Central Navjeevan express will be dealt o­n wrong line from Doravarichatram to Sulurpeta and will reach Chennai Central late by 60 minutes.
Train No.12841 Howrah – Chennai Central Coromandal express will be regulated / delayed at Doravarichatram for 60 minutes.Moreover, the train will be dealt o­n wrong line from Doravarichatram to Sulurpeta and regulated / delayed enroute.Consequently, Coromandal express will reach Chennai Central late by 120 minutes (2 hours).

Train No.12712 Chennai Central – Vijayawada Pinakini express will be regulated / delayed at Sulurpeta for 15 minutes and will reach Gudur late by 15 minutes.

Train No.12551 Yesvantpur – Kamakhya express will be regulated / delayed at Sulurpeta and will reach Gudur late by 10 minutes.

Train No.12578 Mysore – Darbhanga Bagmati express will be regulated / delayed suitably enroute and will reach Gudur late by 10 minutes.

Train No.66036 Nellore – MMC MEMU local will be regulated / delayed at Polireddipalem for 50 minutes.



B.On 08.03.2017, Wednesday



Regulation of train services
Train No.16031 Chennai Central – Shrimata Vaishno Devi Katra Andaman express will be regulated / delayed at Sulurpeta for 25 minutes.Moreover, the train will be dealt o­n wrong line from Sulurpeta to Doravarichatram.Consequently, Andaman express will reach Gudur late by 40 minutes.
Train No.22643 Ernakulam – Patna express will be regulated / delayed at Sulurpeta for 20 minutes and will reach Gudur late by 20 minutes.
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3 March 2017

Temporary Augmentation of 34 Express Trains with Additional Coaches


In order to provide travelling facility for waitlisted passengers, South Central Railway will extend the temporary augmentation of following Trains with additional Coaches as detailed below:-

1. Train No. 17618 Nanded-Mumbai CST Tapovan Express will be augmented with one AC Chair Car Coach from 1st to 31st May, 2017.

2. Train No. 17617 Mumbai CST-Nanded Tapovan Express will be augmented with one AC Chair Car Coach from 2nd March to 1st June, 2017.

3. Train No. 17623 Nanded-Bikaner Weekly Express will be augmented with one Sleeper Class Coach from 2nd March to 25th May, 2017.

4. Train No. 17624 Bikaner-Nanded Weekly Express will be augmented with one Sleeper Class Coach from 4th March to 27th May, 2017.

5. Train No. 17614 H.S Nanded – Panvel Express will be augmented with one Sleeper Class Coach from 1st March to 31st May, 2017.

6. Train No. 17613 Panvel – H.S Nanded Express will be augmented with one Sleeper Class Coach from 2nd March to 1st June, 2017.

7. Train No. 12747 Guntur-Vikarabad Palnadu Express will be augmented with one AC Chair Car Coach from 1st March to 31st May, 2017.

8. Train No. 12748 Vikarabad-Guntur Palnadu Express will be augmented with one AC Chair Car Coach from 1st March to 31st May, 2017.

9. Train No. 17256 Hyderabad-Narasapur Express will be augmented with one AC III Tier Coach from 1st March to 31st May, 2017.

10. Train No. 17255 Narasapur-Hyderabad Express will be augmented with one AC III Tier Coach from 2nd March to 1st June, 2017.

11. Train No. 17230 Hyderabad-Trivandrum Sabari Express will be augmented with one AC III Tier Coach from 3rd March to 2nd June, 2017.

12. Train No. 17229 Trivandrum-Hyderabad Sabari Express will be augmented with one AC III Tier Coach from 5th March to 4th June, 2017.

13. Train No. 12796 Secunderabad-Vijayawada Intercity Express will be augmented with two AC Chair Car coaches from 1st March to 31st May, 2017.

14. Train No. 12795 Vijayawada-Secunderabad Intercity Express will be augmented with two AC Chair Car coaches from 1st March to 31st May, 2017.

15. Train No. 12740 Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam Garibrath Express will be augmented with one AC III Tier coach from 1st March to 31st May, 2017.

16. Train No. 12739 Visakhapatnam-Secunderabad Garibrath Express will be augmented with one AC III Tier coach from 2nd March to 1st June, 2017.

17. Train No. 17250 Secunderabad-Machilipatnam Express will be augmented with one AC III Tier Coach from 2nd March to 1st June, 2017.

18. Train No. 17249 Machilipatnam-Secunderabad Express will be augmented with one AC III Tier Coach from 1st March to 31st May, 2017.

19. Train No.17225 Vijayawada-Hubli Amaravati Express will be augmented with one Sleeper Class Coach from 1st March to 31st May, 2017.

20. Train No.17226 Hubli- Vijayawada Amaravati Express will be augmented with one Sleeper Class Coach from 2nd March to 1st June, 2017.

21. Train No. 17221 Kakinada – Lokmania Tilak Terminus Bi-Weekly Express will be augmented with one AC III Tier Coach from 4th March to 31st May, 2017.

22. Train No. 17222 Lokmania Tilak Terminus- Kakinada Bi-Weekly Express will be augmented with one AC III Tier Coach from 5th March to 1st June, 2017.

23. Train No. 17208 Vijayawada – Shirdi Sainagar Weekly Express will be augmented with one Sleeper Class Coach from 7th March to 30th May, 2017.

24. Train No. 17207 Shirdi Sainagar – Vijayawada Weekly Express will be augmented with one Sleeper Class Coach from 8th March to 31st May, 2017.

25. Train No. 12775 Kakinada Town-Secunderabad Cocanada AC Tri-Weekly Express will be augmented with one AC III Tier from 7th March to 30th May, 2017.

26. Train No. 12776 Secunderabad-Kakinada Town Cocanada AC Tri-Weekly Express will be augmented with one AC III Tier from 8th March to 31st May, 2017.

27. Train No.17651 Chengalpattu-Kacheguda Express will be augmented with one Sleeper Class Coach from 4th March to 3rd June, 2017.

28. Train No.17652 Kacheguda-Chengalapattu Express will be augmented with one Sleeper Class Coach from 1st March to 31st May, 2017.

29. Train No.17643 Chengalpattu-Kakinada Port Circar Express will be augmented with one Sleeper Class Coach from 2nd March to 1st June, 2017.

30. Train No.17644 Kakinada Port-Chengalpattu Circar Express will be augmented with one Sleeper Class Coach from 3rd March to 2nd June, 2017.

31. Train No.12707 Tirupati-Hazrat Nizamuddin A.P.Sampark Kranti Express will be augmented with one AC III Tier Coach from 3rd March to 31st May, 2017.

32. Train No. 12708 H.Nizamuddin – Tirupati A.P.Sampark Kranti Express will be augmented with one AC III Tier Coach from 5th March to 2nd June, 2017.

33. Train No. 17417 Tirupati-Shirdi Sainagar Weekly Express will be augmented with one Sleeper Class Coach from 7th March to 30th May, 2017.

34. Train No. 17418 Shirdi Sainagar-Tirupati Weekly Express will be augmented with one Sleeper Class Coach from 8th March to 31st May, 2017.
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TRAFFIC BLOCK ON 3.3.2017 BETWEEN NAGOTHANE AND ROHA

Central Railway will operate a special traffic block of 4 hours between Nagothane and Roha from 11.50 hrs to 15.50 hrs o­n 3.3.2017 for cut and connection work between km 140/5 to 141/5 in Nagothane – Roha section. Due to this block following will be the pattern of train running.


Down Trains

1.Train No. 71089 Diva-Roah DMU will be terminated at Nagothane i.e. will remain cancelled between Nagothane and Roha.

2.Train No. 19262 Porbandar - Kochuveli Express will be regulated at Kasu for 2 hours 30 minutes.

3.Train No. 16345 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Thiruvananthapuram Central Netravati Express will be regulated at Pen for 2 hours.

Up Trains

1.Train No. 16346 Thiruvananthapuram Central - Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Netravati Express will be regulated at Roha for 2 hours.

2.Train No. 71096 Roha-Diva DMU will run Ex Nagothane (Dep 16.00 hrs) i.e. will remain cancelled between Roha-Nagothane.



Passengers are requested to bear with the Railway Administration for the inconvenience caused due to this b
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4 ADDITIONAL HOLI SPECIAL TRAINS BETWEEN MUMBAI AND KARMALI / MADGAON-

Central Railway has decided to run 4 additional special trains between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Karmali / Madgaon to clear the extra rush of passengers during Holi Festival.The details are as under:

1) Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus – Karmali – Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Specials (2)


Train No. 01033 Special will leave Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 23.55 hrs o­n 10.3.2017 and arrive Karmali at 11.00 hrs next day.

Train No. 01034 Special will leave Karmali at 13.35 hrs o­n 11.3.2017 and arrive Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus at 00.10 hrs next day.

Halts: Dadar, Thane, Panvel, Roha, Mangaon, Khed, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Rajapur Road, Kankavali, Sindhudurg, Kudal, Sawantwadi Road & Thivim.

Composition: o­ne AC-2 Tier, Two AC-3 Tier, 4 Sleeper class, 9 General second class.



2) Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus – Madgaon - Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus specials (2)

Train No. 01089 Special will leave Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 23.55 hrs o­n 12.3.2017 and arrive Madgaon at 12.00 hrs next day.

Train No. 01090 Special will leave Madgaon at 19.40 hrs o­n 13.3.2017 and arrive Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 08.15 hrs next day.

Halts: Dadar, Thane, Panvel, Roha, Mangaon, Khed, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Rajapur Road, Kankavali, Sindhudurg, Kudal, Sawantwadi Road & Thivim.

Composition: o­ne AC-2 Tier, Two AC-3 Tier, 4 Sleeper class, 9 General second class.

Reservation: Bookings for 01033 & 01089 Fully reserved Special trains o­n Special charges leaving from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus will open from 5.3.2017.
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Augmentation of 4 Express Trains with Additional Coaches

In order to provide accommodation for waitlisted passengers, South Central Railway will extend the permanent / temporary augmentation of following Trains with additional Coaches as detailed below:-
1. Train No. 17417 Tirupati-Shirdi Sainagar Weekly Express will be augmented with one AC 3 Tier Coach from 7th March 2017 on permanent basis.
2. Train No. 17418 Shirdi Sainagar-Tirupati Weekly Express will be augmented with one AC 3 Tier Coach from 8th March 2017 on permanent basis.
3. Train No. 07417 Tirupati-Nagarsol Weekly Summer Special will be augmented with one Sleeper Class Coach on 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st March, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, April, 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th May, 2017.
4. Train No. 07418 Nagarsol - Tirupati-Weekly Summer Special will be augmented with one Sleeper Class Coach on 4rd, 11th, 18th, 25th March, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22st, 29th, April, 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th May, 2017.
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Temporary Stoppage provided to Secunderabad-Manmad-Secunderabad Ajantha Express at Wadiaram Station


Train No. 17064 Secunderabad-Manmad Ajantha Express will arrive / depart Wadiaram station at 19:16/19:17 hrs o­n an experimental basis for six months with effect from 8th March, 2017.

Train No. 17063 Manmad-Secunderabad Ajantha Express will arrive / depart Wadiaram station at 07:02/07:03 hrs on an experimental basis for six months with effect from 8th March, 2017.
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RENUMBERING OF PLATFORMS AT SANTACRUZ AND VILE PARLE STATION

For the convenience of passengers, the platform numbers of Santacruz and Vile Parle station will be changed w.e.f midnight of 5th March, 2017 and 12thMarch, 2017 respectively. The new platform nos. from West to East will be as under:-
Re-numbering of PF no. from West to East
SANTACRUZ
VILE PARLE
w.e.f. 05/03/2017
w.e.f. 12/03/2017
Existing PF No from West to East
New PF No  w.e.f midnight of  05/03/2017
Existing PF No from West to East
New PF No  w.e.f midnight of  12/03/2017
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RAILWAYS RUN SPECIAL TRAINS TO CLEAR EXTRA RUSH DURING SUMMER-2017

To clear extra rush of rail passengers during Summer season, Railways will run special train nos. 82911/82912 Valsad-Chhapra-Valsad Weekly Suvidha Special (22 trips), 82907/82908 Mumbai Central-Lucknow-Mumbai Central Weekly Super Fast Suvidha Special (24 trips), 82909/82910 Bandra Terminus-Gorakhpur- Bandra Terminus Weekly Suvidha Special ( 24 trips), 09453/09454Gandhidham-Jallandhar City-Gandhidham weekly special train (24 trips),  09021/09022 Bandra Terminus-Jammutawi-Bandra Terminus Weekly AC Superfast Special train (24 trips), 09005/09006 Mumbai Central-New Delhi-Mumbai Central Weekly AC Superfast Special train (24 trips), 09413/09414 Ahmedabad-Delhi Sarai Rohilla- Ahmedabad Weekly AC Superfast Special train (24 trips), 09305/09306 Indore-Patna-Indore Weekly Special train (24 trips) and 09003/09004Mumbai Central-Jallandhar City-Mumbai Central AC Special train (24 trips) as per the following programme-

82911/82912 Valsad-Chhapra-Valsad Weekly Suvidha Special (22 trips)

               The 82911 Valsad-Chhapra Weekly Suvidha Special train will depart from Valsad o­n every Sunday from 16.04.2017 to 25.06.2017 (11 trips) at 11.35 p.m. to reach Chhapra at 06.00 am o­n Tuesday.  In the return direction, the 82912 Chhapra-Valsad Weekly Suvidha Special (11 trips) train will depart from Chhapra o­n every Tuesday from 18.04.2017 to 27.06.2017 (11 trips) at 07.35a.m. to reach Valsad. at 03.10 p.m. the next day (Wednesday).

              Consisting of  o­ne AC 2 tier, two AC 3 tier, seven Sleeper Class, Six General Class and two disabled friendly Second class cum Luggage Van coaches, the 82911/82912 Valsad-Chhapra-Valsad Weekly Suvidha Special train will stop at Udhna, Nandurbar, Amalner, Jalgaon, Bhusaval, Khandwa, Harda, Itarsi, Pipariya,  Jabalpur, Katni,  Satna, Manikpur, Allahabad, Varanasi & Ballia  stations enroute in both the directions.

82907/82908 Mumbai Central-Lucknow-Mumbai Central Weekly Super Fast Suvidha Special (24 trips)

               The 82907 Mumbai Central-Lucknow Weekly Super Fast Suvidha Special train will depart from Mumbai Central o­n every Thursday  from 13.04.2017 to 29.06.2017 (12  trips) at 07.45  p.m. to reach Lucknow at 08.40 p.m the next day.  In the return direction, The 82908 Lucknow-Mumbai Central Weekly Super Fast Suvidha Special train will depart from Lucknow o­n every Friday from 14.04.2017 to 30.06.2017 (12 trips) at 11.35 p.m. to reach Mumbai Central at 11.10 pm the next day.

              Consisting of  two  AC 2 tier, eight AC 3 tier, two  Sleeper Class, and two disabled friendly cum second class cum Luggage Van coaches, the 82907/82908 Mumbai Central-Lucknow-Mumbai Central Weekly Super Fast Suvidha Special train will stop at Borivolli, Vapi, Surat, Vadodara, Ratlam, Ujjain, Bina, Jhansi, Orai & Kanpur Central stations enroute in both the directions.

82909/82910 Bandra Terminus-Gorakhpur- Bandra Terminus Weekly Suvidha Special ( 24 trips),

The 82909 Bandra Terminus-Gorakhpur Weekly Suvidha Special train will depart from Bandra Terminus o­n every Saturday  from 08.04.2017 to 24.06.2017 (12  trips) at 05.10 a.m. to reach Gorakhpur at 02.25 p.m the next day.  In the return direction, The 82910 Gorakhpur- Bandra Terminus Weekly Suvidha Special train will depart from Gorakhpur o­n every Sunday from 09.04.2017 to 25.06.2017 (12 trips) at 08.55 p.m. to reach Bandra Terminus at 10.20 a.m. o­n Tuesday.

              Consisting of  three  AC 2 tier, seven  AC 3 tier, three  Sleeper Class, and two Second class cum Luggage Van coaches, the 82909/82910 Bandra Terminus-Gorakhpur- Bandra Terminus Weekly Suvidha Special train will stop at Borivolli, Vapi, Surat,  Bharuch, Vadodara,  Godhra, Dahod, Ratlam, Nagda, Kota, Sawai Madhopur, Gangapur City, Hindon City, Bharatpur, Achhnera, Mathura Jn., Hathras City, Kasganj, Farrukhabad, Kannoj, Kanpur  Central, Lucknow, Gonda & Basti stations enroute in both the directions.

09453/09454 Gandhidham-Jallandhar City -Gandhidham weekly special train (24 trips)

The 09453 Gandhidham-Jallandhar City weekly special train will depart from Gandhidham o­n every Monday  from 10 .04.2017 to 26.06.2017 (12  trips) at 05.30 p.m. to reach Jallandhar City at 11.50  p.m the next day.  In the return direction, The 09454  Jallandhar City -Gandhidham weekly special train will depart from Jallandhar City o­n every Wednesday from 12.04.2017 to 28.06.2017 (12 trips) at 05.50 a.m. to reach Gandhidham at 09.30 a.m. , the next day.

              Consisting of  o­ne  AC 2 tier, two  AC 3 tier, seven  sleeper Class, six general class and two disabled friendly Second class cum Luggage Van coaches, the 09453/09454 Gandhidham-Jallandhar City -Gandhidham weekly special train will stop at Bhachau, Samakhiali, Santalpur, Radhanpur, Diyodar, Bhildi, Disa, Palanpur, Abu Road, Phalna, Marwad Jn., Beawar, Ajmer, Madar, Kishangarh,  Fulera,  Ringus, SriMadhopur,  Neem ka Thana, Narnoul, Ateli, Rewari, Charkhi Dadri, Bhiwani, Hansi, Hissar & Ludhiana stations enroute in both the directions.


09021/09022 Bandra Terminus-Jammu Tawi-Bandra Terminus Weekly AC Superfast Special train (24 trips)

The 09021  Bandra Terminus-Jammu Tawi  Weekly AC Superfast Special train will depart from Bandra Terminus o­n every Monday  from 10 .04.2017 to 26.06.2017 (12  trips) at 05.10 a.m. to reach Jammu Tawi  at 03.30  p.m,  the next day.  In the return direction, The 09022 Jammu Tawi-Bandra Terminus Weekly AC Superfast Special train will depart from Jammu Tawi  o­n every Tuesday from 11.04.2017 to 27.06.2017 (12 trips) at 11.15  p.m. to reach Bandra Terminus at 10.20  a.m., o­n Thursday.

              Consisting of four  AC 2 tier, six  AC 3 tier,  six AC Chair Car  and two  brake generator van with AC disabled friendly coaches, the 09021/09022 Bandra Terminus-Jammu Tawi-Bandra Terminus Weekly AC Superfast Special train will stop at Borivolli, Vapi, Surat,  Bharuch, Vadodra,  Godhra, Dahod, Ratlam, Nagda, Kota, Sawai Madhopur,  Hindon City, Mathura Jn., New Delhi, Ambala Cantt., Ludhiana, Jallandhar Cantt. & Pathankot Cantt  stations enroute in both the directions.

09005/09006 Mumbai Central-New Delhi-Mumbai Central Weekly AC Superfast Special train (24 trips)

               The 09005 Mumbai Central-New Delhi Weekly AC Superfast Special train will depart from Mumbai Central o­n every  Friday  from 14.04.2017 to 30.06.2017 (12  trips) at 04.00  p.m. to reach New Delhi at  07.55  a.m,  the next day.  In the return direction, The 09006 New Delhi-Mumbai Central Weekly AC Superfast Special  train will depart from New Delhi o­n every Saturday from 15.04.2017 to 01.07.2017 (12 trips) at 02.50  p.m. to reach Mumbai Central at 06.55 am the next day.

              Consisting of  five  AC 2 tier, seven  AC 3 tier and two disabled friendly Second class cum Luggage Van coaches, the 09005/09006 Mumbai Central-New Delhi-Mumbai Central Weekly AC Superfast Special train will stop at Vadodra &  Kota tations enroute in both the directions.

09413/09414 Ahmedabad-Delhi Sarai Rohilla- Ahmedabad Weekly AC Superfast Special train (24 trips)

The 09413 Ahmedabad-Delhi Sarai Rohilla Weekly AC Superfast Special train will depart from Ahmedabad o­n every  Saturday  from 08.04.2017 to 24.06.2017 (12  trips) at 04.10  p.m. to reach Delhi Sarai Rohilla at  06.50  a.m,  the next day.  In the return direction,  The 09414  Delhi Sarai Rohilla- Ahmedabad Weekly AC Superfast Special  train will depart from Delhi Sarai Rohilla o­n every Sunday from 09.04.2017 to 25.06.2017 (12 trips) at 03.50  p.m. to reach Ahmedabad at 07.00 am the next day.

              Consisting of  five  AC 2 tier, seven AC 3 tier coaches,  the 09413/09414 Ahmedabad-Delhi Sarai Rohilla- Ahmedabad Weekly AC Superfast Special train will stop at Palanpur, Abu Road, Ajmer, Jaipur & Gurgaon  stations enroute in both the directions.

09305/09306 Indore-Patna-Indore Weekly Special train (24 trips)

The 09305  Indore-Patna Weekly Special train  will depart from Indore o­n every  Sunday  from 09.04.2017 to 25.06.2017 (12  trips) at 10.00  a.m. to reach Patna at 12.35 p.m the next day.  In the return direction, The 09306  Patna-Indore Weekly Special train  will depart from Patna o­n every Monday from 10.04.2017 to 26.06.2017 (12 trips) at 05.25 p.m. to reach Indore at 10.00 pm the next day.

              Consisting of  o­ne   AC 2 tier, two  AC 3 tier, six  Sleeper Class,  six general class and two disabled friendly Second class cum Luggage Van coaches,  the 09305/09306 Indore-Patna-Indore Weekly Special train will stop at Dewas,  Ujjain,  Sujalpur, Sehore, Bairagarh, Bina, Jhansi, Orai,  Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi, Mughalsari, Buxar, Ara & Danapur stations enroute in both the directions.

09003/09004 Mumbai Central-Jallandhar City-Mumbai Central Weekly AC Special train (24 trips)

The 09003 Mumbai Central-Jallandhar City Weekly AC Special train will depart from Mumbai Central o­n every Sunday  from 09 .04.2017 to 26.06.2017 (12  trips) at 11.05 p.m. to reach Jallandhar City at 09.15 a.m. o­n Tuesday.  In the return direction, The 09004 Jallandhar City-Mumbai Central Weekly AC Special train will depart from  Jallandhar City  o­n every Tuesday from 11.04.2017 to 27.06.2017 (12 trips) at 11.30 a.m. to reach Mumbai Central at 11.10  p.m., the next day.

              Consisting of five  AC 2 tier, seven  AC 3 tier  and two disabled friendly Second class cum Luggage Van coaches, the 09003/09004 Mumbai Central-Jallandhar City-Mumbai Central Weekly AC Special train will stop at Borivolli, Vapi, Surat,  Bharuch, Vadodara,  Godhra, Dahod, Ratlam, Nagda,  Bhawani Mandi, Kota, Sawai Madhopur,   Gangapur City, Hindon City,  Bharatpur, Mathura Jn.,  Hazrat Nizamuddin, Saharanpur,  Ambala Cantt. &  Ludhiana   stations enroute in both the directions.
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Traffic Blocks for the provision of 08 Limited Height Subways on Delhi-Shamli- Saharanpur section of Delhi Division on Northern Railway

Due to 04  No. of Traffic Blocks of 07.00 hrs each for the provision of 08  Limited Height Subways o­n Delhi-Shamli-Saharanpur section of Delhi Division o­n Northern Railway on 04.03.2017, 11.03.2017,18.03.2017 & 25.03.2017,the following trains will be Cancelled /Partially Cancelled/short terminated/ regulated during block as under:
Cancellation of Trains During Block
·The 54476 Haridwar-Delhi , 54471 Delhi-Haridwar & 51908 Saharanpur-Shamli Passenger trains will remain cancelled o­n 04.03.2017, 11.03.2017, 18.03.2017 & 25.03.2017,

Short Termination/Partial Cancellation of Trains During Block

·The 51909 Delhi- Saharanpur  Passenger & The 74021 Delhi- Saharanpur DMU Trains will be short terminated at Shamli  on 04.03.2017, 11.03.2017, 18.03.2017 & 25.03.2017and these trains will remain partially cancelled between Shamli –Saharanpur.

·The 74024 Saharanpur- Delhi DMU Train will short originate from Shamli  on 04.03.2017, 11.03.2017,18.03.2017 & 25.03.2017 and will remain partially cancelled between Saharanpur- Shamli.

Regulation Of Trains During Block

· The 54475 Delhi – Haridwar Passenger train will be regulated for 120 minutes enroute (between  Delhi-Shamli ) o­n 04.03.2017.
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Minister for Railways inaugurates key freight sector initiatives of Indian Railways. Indian Railways Freight and Passenger Business Action Plan -2017-18 was launched

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated following key freight sector initiatives today i.e. 02-03-17 at National Rail Museum, New Delhi:-
1.      Policy of ‘Long Term Contracts’ with major customers.
2.      Indian Railways Freight and Passenger Business Action Plan -2017-18.
3.      Confirmation trial of Double stack Dwarf Container Train under wire- a New Delivery Model.
4.      The demonstration run of Ro-Ro (Roll on – Roll off) service across the National Capital Region- A Pilot project of Indian railways for ‘ Green Transportation’ – to reduce road congestion and improve environment.
Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A. K. Mital, Member Traffic Railway Board Shri Mohd. Jamshed, other Railway Board Members, General Manager, Northern Railway Shri R. K. Kulshreshta and senior officials were also present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said that over the years, Railways share in country’s total traffic has reduced substantially. Railways earns its two third revenue from freight only and primarily from the transportation of eight commodities. In the wake of Global slowdown, transportation sector is the biggest sufferer. It has affected Railway’s freight earnings. However despite these challenges, Indian Railways has done well to improve its freight loading. During the last two years, Ministry of Railways has been constantly changing its freight policies and rationalizing them in consultation with all stakeholders with a view to attract more freight towards Railways. For these changes, Indian Railways has adopted market oriented approach to make traffic policies. These landmark reforms in freight policy are in line with the budget announcements. Shri Prabhu called upon the stakeholders to respond to these changes and honor their commitments. He said that with the improvement in freight loading, everybody will be a winner, be it Railways, be it consumer or be it the whole ecosystem. He said that Railway is working in line with the Prime Minister’s broader development agenda. He said that the concept of Double Stack Dwarf Container train is also a good idea as it will save time and will be cost effective. Similarly, the concept of RO-RO services is also very useful from pollution point of view, public health point of view and for speedy transportation. He said that Ministry of Railways is addressing its transportation policy in a holistic manner. The Minister said that off late the Railway Ministry has taken various initiatives in the field of Non Fare revenue and in saving fuel cost. We have fixed up a target of savings Rs 41,000 Cr in next 10 years on energy front. Railways have taken massive plan of expansion & capacity augmentation, Shri Suresh Prabhu added.

Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A.K.Mital said that it is a big challenge to bring more traffic share to Railways. All stakeholders need to work together to achieve this objective. Member Traffic, Shri Mohd. Jamshed gave brief outlines of the Indian Railway’s Business Plan 2017-18.

On this occasion, Centre for Transportation Research and Management (CTRAM) organised an Eighteenth National Rail Transport Seminar with the theme : ‘Transforming IR’s Freight Services: Initiatives launched and the Road Ahead’ and the inauguration of ‘Key Freight Sector Initiatives’. The seminar consisted of two technical sessions. First technical session was chaired by Shri Ambrish Gupta, AM(Traffic), Railway Board and the speakers were Shri S.N.Prasad, Director Marketing, Coal India Ltd., Shri Raman, Director Technical, SAIL, Shri Shivaji,Executive Director, Sales & Distribution, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd,  Shri Raghu Dayal, former Managing Director, Concor  & presently in AITD. Second Technical session was chaired by Shri Sanjiv Garg, AM(Catering & Tourism), Railway Board and the speakers were Shri Kaliprasad, Chairman, Railway Co-ordination Committee, Dr P.S.Gahlaut, Managing Director, Indian Potash Limited, Shri Anil Gupta, Former Managing Director, Concor and Shri Sarbojit Pal, Consultant, TERI.Vote of thanks was proposed by Shri R.K.Tandon, Executive Director, CTRAM.

Salient Features of Key Freight Sector Initiatives



ROLL-ON ROLL-OFF (RO-RO)



In the Railway Budget for 2016-17, Minister of Railways has announced that an Action Plan will be developed and implemented to expand the freight basket through either Containerization or new delivery models.
‘Roll-on-Roll-off’ is one such New Delivery Model which can provide multimodal transport mix.
RORO services were started on KONKAN Railway and then proliferated to ECR and NFR successfully last year.
The pilot project for Green Transportation across National Capital Region is the next such service being introduced on Indian Railways today.
 The pilot project across National Capital Region is the next such service being introduced on Indian Railways.
There are 127 entry/exit points for NCR region. 9 major entry/exit points criss-crossing the region account for 75% of the commercial light and heavy duty trucks.
Everyday around 66,000 trucks enter Delhi. Out of these around 38% i.e. 25000 in number are heavy trucks, of which around 60% i.e. 15000 in number are not destined for the Capital
According to a study, conducted by Centre for Science and Environment, commercial vehicles entering Delhi spew close to 30% of the total particulate load and 22% of Nitrogen oxide load from the transport sector.
This model would provide movement of trucks in day time also which was restricted earlier from 7 o clock in the morning to 11 o clock in the night.
Queues at the entry points will get reduced and saving considerable amount of time besides providing adequate rest to truck drivers during Ro-Ro run.
This model would substantially reduce the air pollution across NCR, which causes severe health hazards
RORO services can provide an option to these heavy and light commercial vehicles to bypass Delhi.
RORO envisions to decongest Delhi by loading these commercial vehicles onto railway flat wagons at railway terminals/PFTs outside Delhi and unload them after carrying them across the city.
Benefit to truck operators:

·         Saving in 8-10 hours of transit time is expected as no commercial vehicles permitted inside NCR during day time.

·         Saving of environment compensation charge (ECC) – around Rs. 1400-2600.

·         Saving of toll tax to enter Delhi- around Rs 500 - 900.

·         Saving of fuel & Reduction in turn round time

·         Railway freight for such movement would be more economical than the cost incurred by road.

Benefit to Community

·         Reduction in air and noise pollution

·         Reduction in congestion on roads of Delhi

·         Reduction in road accidents.

·         Reduction in carbon footprint of transportation-Railways has least footprint of all modes.

Benefit to Railways

Additional traffic
A new model envisaging compatibility with road movement and Indian Railway's participation in national efforts to reduce pollution in major metropolitan areas through Green Transportation.
Indian Railway will also be earning Certified Carbon Credit with every run.
Trial Run

The first pilot project on NCR from Garhi Harsaru to Murad Nagar is being flagged off from Patel Nagar on 2nd March, 2017.


LONG TERM TARIFF CONTRACTS/AGREEMENTS

In compliance of announcement made by Minister of Railways in the Railway Budget 2016-17, it has been decided to launch the policy of Long Term Tariff Agreements/ Contracts with Railway’s key freight customers using pre-determined price escalation principle.      

v  Objectives

·      Long term Gross Freight Revenue (corresponding to Minimum Guaranteed Quantity) commitments from customers at pre-determined price escalation principle.

·      Grant of incremental Gross Freight Revenue (GFR) linked and absolute GFR (corresponding to gross volumes) linked discount to customers

v  The main features of the policy are :

·         Minimum Guaranteed Volume linked discounts on the basis of incremental growth in Gross Freight Revenue in return for commitment to provide Minimum Guaranteed Quantity of traffic.

°            Discounts range from 1.5% to 35% as per the incremental growth in GFR.

°            Customers are required to offer at least one million tonne traffic per annum.

°            Minimum period of agreement shall not be less than three years and at stretch not more than 5 years.

°            New customer will have to offer more than 3 million tonne traffic during the agreement period and one million traffic in the first year itself.

·         In case of customers already offering more than 5 million tonnes of traffic discount would be granted on the basis of absolute GFR corresponding to the total volume of traffic offered by the company during the previous 12 months subject to the same GFR being maintained over the period of the agreement.

°         The discounts range from 0.5% to 5% according to the volume of traffic.

°         The customers already offering more than five million tonne of traffic can avail both discounts also subject to fulfillment of conditions.

·         Excluded commodities: All commodities below Class-100, Coal & Coke, Military traffic and RMC.

·         Under the pre-determined price escalation principle, any increase or decrease in freight rates will be implemented from the beginning of the next year of the agreement only.

·         Discount in freight under this scheme will be given as refund within 45 days.

·         Agreement will be signed at Zonal Railway level.

·         In case of multi zone operations of a customer, the agreement will be signed with that Zonal Railway which deals with maximum traffic of that customer.

·         Customer can opt for single zone or multi zone agreements or both.

v  Beneficiaries:

·         Key customers such as cement, fertilizers, steel industries etc.      

v  Benefits

·          Stability and Certainty of long term tariff/freight rates to the customers

·         Assured supply of wagons/rakes to the customers through preferential traffic order (PTO).

·         Incremental guaranteed volume of traffic and GFR to Railways.



TRIAL RUN OF DOUBLE STACK DWARF CONTAINERS

v  In the Railway Budget for 2016-17, Minister of Railways has announced that an Action Plan will be developed and implemented to expand the freight basket and recapture the traffic through either Containerization or New Delivery Models.

v  Double Stack Dwarf Container Train is one such Innovative Delivery Model.

Main Feature

v  Double Stack Dwarf Containers are designed with 6 feet 4 inches height to run under wire for maximum throughput with increased loadability.

v  The overhead electric equipment in electrified territories on the Indian Railways acts as infringements to proliferation of ISO double stack containers (with conventional height of 8.5 ft and 9.5 ft.) on electrified section. All important routes are electrified.

v   A single stack ISO 40 feet container has loadability of around 32 tonnes which can be increased to around 54 tonnes in Double Stack Dwarf Containers on electrified sections.  Hence, the load-ability per BLC wagon can be increased by more than 55% by using this delivery model.

v  In a BLC rake, 90 TEUs of conventional containers can be transported under wire while through dwarf containers, 180 TEUs can be transported in a BLC rake.

v  The concept has been received with excitement by various groups of customers transporting commodities with low- weight- volume ratio.

v   A preliminary trial run of Double Stack Dwarf Containers was undertaken in Jan 2017. After ensuring removal of Infrastructure constraints, a confirmatory trial run is being launched today, i.e. on 2nd March, 2017 by Minister of Railways between Ambala and Jamnagar (with run from Ambala to Ludhiana under wire) after which commercial runs will be started.

Benefits:

v  The load-ability per BLC wagon under wire would increase by more than 55% thereby increasing throughput.

v  Per unit cost of transportation would come down. Beneficial to commodities with low weight- volume ratio.

v  The model envisages procurement of BLC rakes and development of Dwarf Containers by Container Train Operators and other stakeholders.

v  Indian Railways is likely to regain lost modal share and capture new traffic in domestic segment like Petchem products such as Low Density/High Density Polyethylene, Plastic granules, white goods, PVC and Polyester fabric etc.

v   Likely to attract additional traffic of around 3 Million tonnes in the initial year.



INDIAN RAILWAY’s BUSINESS PLAN 2017-18

Overview
v  Subsequent to Railway Budget 2016-17- Several initiatives were launched in Passenger, Freight and Non-fare Business segments over the last one year after several rounds of interaction with stakeholders.

v  The Business Plan 2017-18 is a continuation of our sustained efforts to make the journeys of our passengers more pleasurable and to make Indian Railway's Freight Business more responsive to the needs of our customers.

v  This Business Plan details 50 actionable initiatives covering the core business segments of Indian Railway's Passenger and Freight Sectors as well as new avenues in Parcel and Non-fare business, that Indian Railways shall be focused on, in 2017-18.

Salient Features of Business Plan 2017-18
Freight Segment
v   Upgrading the Delivery System by initiatives like revamp of railway goodsheds through partnerships with stakeholders (Pilot for 10 goodsheds followed by policy for scaling up), New Delivery Models like Ro-Ro, Dwarf Containers (Being launched today), Road-Railers (Between Palwal and Melpakkam), new terminals (100 by end of 2017-18) .

v  Better freight services and rationalized tariffs to expand the freight basket(more commodities like Bulk Cement, Steel Products etc. to be taken out of restricted list for Containerization), long term contracts with Freight Customers, End-to-End solutions (through partnerships at 10 goodsheds), Rationalization of weighment policy, Timetabled trains with premium on assured transit time (50 paths to be carved out in 2017-18)  and procurement of specialized rolling stock for sectors like automobiles etc.

v  Operational strategies to enhance throughput like procurement of 3000 25T BOXNS wagons in 2017-18, leverage IT and to improve asset utilization.

v  International Freight Services  under which a demo train run between Bangladesh and India and a meeting of CEOs of railways of concerned countries to boost intermodal regional connectivity is planned in 2017-18

Passenger Segment

v  Transformation of ticketing by migrating towards cashless, paperless ticketing (6000 PoS machines and 1000 Ticket Vending Machines in 2017-18), Aadhaar -based ticketing and an integrated ticketing App by May 2017.

v  Providing comfort and a pleasurable journey experience through induction of new LHB Rakes(about 2300 coaches in 2017-18), adding comfort features to coaches, improvement in Catering and converting 25 stations to Digipay mode in 2017-18 by digitizing entire station transactions.

v  Fulfilling travel needs by scaling up the new train products like Humsafar (7 new services by 2017), Antyodaya (7 new services by June 2017), Tejas (3 new services by June 2017) etc., Meeting demands surges through adequate special trains and coaches, A new policy for rail tourism including development of Hill Railways through partnerships besides several new Tourist Friendly Packages.

New Business Avenues
v  Enhancing Parcel Business through New partnership with the Postal Department to provide End-to-End solution in Parcel Traffic (further proliferation beyond the 3rd train inaugurated on 27th Feb), and leveraging IT to provide efficient Booking, Handling and Tracking including Rolling out of PLUTO- The new Parcel Tracking App, New Courier Service between Delhi and Chennai etc., Rolling out of Parcel Management Systems to leverage IT and provide efficient Parcel Booking, Handling and Tracking etc.

v  Augmenting Non-fare revenues by monetization of Railways' hard and soft assets through proliferation of Rail Display Network (RDN) at 408 A-1 and A class stations in 2017-18, New policy on Out-of-Home advertising to generate Rs 6000 Crores in 10 years, About 2000 new ATMs, Train advertising, Content-on-demand and Rail Radio besides monetized apps for complaints/feedback and Cab Booking.

The initiatives enlisted in Business Plan 2017-18 carry specific targets and timelines. These will form the roadmap for the transformative journey of Indian Railway towards its vision of becoming an 'engine of growth' for the Indian Economy.
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2 March 2017

Temporary Stoppage provided to Secunderabad-Tirupati-Secunderabad Bi-Weekly Express Train at Mudigubba Station

1. Train No. 12732 Secunderabad-Tirupati Bi-weekly Express will arrive/depart Mudigubba station at 05.40/05.41 hrs on an experimental basis for six months with effect from 8th March, 2017.
2. Train No. 12731 Tirupati-Secunderabad Bi-weekly Express will arrive/depart Mudigubba station at 20.39/20.40 hrs on an experimental basis for six months with effect from 8th March, 2017.
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Special Trains between Hyderabad and Kakinada Port

Train No. 07001 Hyderabad – Kakinada Port special train will depart Hyderabad at

18:50 hrson 3rd March, 2017 (Friday) arrive/depart Secunderabad at 19:15/19:20 hrs and arrive Kakinada Port at 05:45 hrs o­n the next day.

In the return direction, Train No. 07002 Kakinada Port - Hyderabad special train will depart Kakinada Port at 18:00 hrs o­n 5th March, 2017 (Sunday) arrive/depart Secunderabad at 06:00/06:05 hrs o­n the next day and arrive Hyderabad at 06:45 hrs.

Enroute, these special trains will also stop at Nalgonda, Miryalaguda, Piduguralla, Sattenapalli, Guntur, Vijayawada, Gudivada, Kaikaluru, Akividu, Bhimavaram Town, Tanuku, Nidadavolu, Rajahmundry, Samalkot and Kakinada Town stations in both the directions.

All these special trains will consist of 16 coaches viz., two AC III Tier, ten Sleeper Class, two General Second and two Second Class Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches.
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Introduction of Howrah-Ernakulam-Howrah Weekly Antyodaya Express Train Via Vijayawada

Train No. 22877 Howrah-Ernakulam Weekly Antyodaya Express Train will depart Howrah at 17:00 hrs o­n every Saturday (from 4thMarch, 2017), arrive/depart Duvvada at 07:35/07:37 hrs o­n the next day, Rajahmundry at 09:55/09:57 hrs, Vijayawada at 12:30/12:45 hrs, o­ngole at 14:34/14:36 hrs, Renigunta at 18:15/18:25 hrs and arrive Ernakulam at 06:00 hrs o­n Monday.

In the opposite direction, Train No. 22878 Ernakulam-Howrah Weekly Antyodaya Express Train will depart Ernakulam at 00:25 hrs every Tuesday (from7th March, 2017) and arrive/depart Renigunta at 12:05/12:15 hrs, o­ngole at 16:23/16:25 hrs, Vijayawada at 18:45/19:00 hrs, Rajahmundry at 21:13/21:15 hrs, Duvvada at 00:10/00:12 hrs o­n the next day and arrive Howrah at 14:50 hrs o­n Wednesday.

Enroute, the trains will stop at Kharagpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Khurda Road, Brahmapur, Palasa, Srikakulam Road, Vizianagaram, Duvvada, Rajahmundry, Vijayawada, o­ngole, Renigunta, Katpadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Erode, Coimbatore, Palakkad and Thrisur stations in both directions.

These trains will have 18 coaches viz, sixteen Second Class Coaches and two Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches.
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EXTENSION OF YESHVANTPUR - JAIPUR SUVIDHA EXPRESS TRAIN (Via Vasai Road)

For the convenience of passengers and with a view to meet the travel demand, Railways has decided to extend the services of train no. 82653/82654 Yesvantpur - Jaipur Suvidha Superfast Express with existing composition & days of service with effect from 2nd March, 2017 to 1st July, 2017. The details of the trains are as under:-

· Train No. 82653 / 82654 Yeshvantpur - Jaipur – Yeshvantpur Suvidha Superfast Express (Via Vasai Road) (36 services)

Train No. 82653 Yeshvantpur - Jaipur Suvidha Superfast Express will leave Yeshvantpur at 11.30 hrs every Thursday and will arrive Vasai Road next day (Friday) at 12.10 hrs and will reach Jaipur on the third day (Saturday) at 06.35 hrs. The train will run on 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th March, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th April, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th May & 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th June, 2017.

Similarly, in return direction, Train No. 82654 Jaipur - Yeshvantpur Suvidha Superfast Express will depart from Jaipur at 22.15 hrs every Saturday and will arrive Vasai Road on next day (Sunday) at 16.50 hrs. and will reach Yeshvantpur on the third day (Monday) at 17.55 hrs. The train will run on 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th March, 1st , 8th, 15th, 22nd , 29th April, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th May, 3rd , 10th , 17th, 24th June & 1st July, 2017.

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

This train will halt at Tumakuru, Arsikere, Birur, Chikjajur, Chitradurga, Ballari, Guntakal, Mantralayam Road, Raichur, Yadgir, Gulbarga, Solapur, Pune, Panvel, Vasai Road, Surat, Vadodara, Ratlam, Mandsor, Chittaurgarh, Bhilwara and Ajmer Jn. stations in both directions.
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special trains between Kochuveli - Karaikkal

Train No.06044 Kochuveli – Karaikkal special fare special train will leave Kochuveli at 15.15 hrs. on 08th March, 2017 and reach Karaikkal at 03.45 hrs. the next day.

Train No.06043 Karaikkal – Kochuveli special fare special train will leave Karaikkal at 22.45 hrs. on 09th March, 2017 and reach Kochuveli at 12.25 hrs. the next day.

Composition: AC 2-tier – 2, AC 3-tier – 3, Sleeper Class – 11, General Second Class – 2 & Luggage-cum-brake van – 2 coaches.

Stoppages: Thiruvananthapuram, Nagercoil Town, Tirunelveli, Kovilpatti, Sattur, Virudhunagar, Madurai, Dindigul, Tiruchchirappalli, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam and Nagore.

Advance reservations for the above trains will commence on 02.03.2017
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Holi Special Trains between Secunderabad and Patna

Train No. 02791 Secunderabad-Patna Special train will depart Secunderabad at 08:35 hrs o­n 10thMarch, 2017 (Friday) and arrive Patna at 17:10 hrs o­n the next day.
          In the return direction, Train No. 02792 Patna-Secunderabad Special train will depart Patna at 13:30 hrs o­n 12thMarch, 2017 (Sunday) and arrive Secunderabad at 20:30 hrs o­n the next day.
Enroute, these special trains will stop at Kazipet, Ramagundam, Mancherial, Balharshah, Nagpur, Itarsi, Jabalpur, Satna, Manikpur, Cheoki, Mughalsarai, Buxar, Ara and Danapur stations in both the directions.
           This train will comprise of 18 coaches viz., o­ne AC II Tier, two AC III Tier, eight Sleeper Class, three General Second Class and two Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches.
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OWRAH-BARBIL JAN SHATABDI EXPRESS TO STOP AT GHATSHILA

For the convenience of the travelling public,South Eastern Railway has decided to provide two minutes stoppage of 12021/12022 Howrah-Barbil Jan Shatabdi Express at Ghatshila w.e.f 10.03.17 o­n an experimental basis for a period of six months.
              12021 Howrah-Barbil Jan Shatabdi Express will reach Ghatshila at 09.13 hrs and in the return direction, 12022 Barbil-Howrah Jan Shatabdi Express will arrive Ghatshila at 17.41 hrs and will have two minutes stoppage in both the directions.
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WESTERN RAILWAY TO ATTACH EXTRA COACHES IN 27 PAIRS OF TRAINS o­n TEMPORARY BASIS

For the convenience of the passengers and to clear the rush, Western Railway has decided to augment extra coaches in the following pairs of train o­n temporary basis. The details are as under:-
Sr.
No.
Train No.
From
To
No. & Type of coach
Date of Augmentation
1
19027/19028
Bandra (T)
Jammu Tawi
One  AC
3 - Tier
Ex Bandra (T): 04.03.17 to 25.03.17
Ex Jammu Tawi: 06.03.17 to 27.03.17
2
22949/22950
Bandra (T)
Delhi Sarai Rohilla
One  AC
3 - Tier
Ex Bandra (T): 01.03.17 to 29.03.17
Delhi Sarai Rohilla : 02.03.17 to 
                                    30.03.17
3
 22915/ 22916
Bandra (T)
Hisar
One  AC
3 - Tier
Ex Bandra(T): 06.03.17 to 27.03.17
Ex Hisar: 07.03.17 to 28.03.17
4
 19061/  19062
Bandra (T)
Ram Nagar
One  AC
3 - Tier
Ex Bandra (T): 02.03.17 to 30.03.17
Ex Ram Nagar: 03.03.17 to 31.03.17
5
22917/  22918
Bandra (T)
Haridwar
One  AC
3 - Tier
Ex Bandra (T): 01.03.17 to 29.03.17
Ex Haridwar: 02.03.17 to 30.03.17
6
 19021/ 19022
Bandra (T)
Lucknow
One  AC
3 - Tier
Ex Bandra (T): 04.03.17 to 25.03.17
Ex Lucknow : 06.03.17 to 27.03.17
7
 22931/ 22932
Bandra (T)
Jaisalmer
One  AC
3 - Tier
Ex Bandra(T): 03.03.17 to 31.03.17
Ex Jaisalmer: 04.03.17 to 01.04.17
8
 22933/
22934
Bandra (T)
Jaipur
One  AC
3 - Tier
Ex Bandra(T): 06.03.17 to 27.03.17
Ex Jaipur : 07.03.17 to 28.03.17
9
 22901/ 22902
Bandra (T)
Udaipur City
One  AC
3 - Tier
Ex Bandra(T): 02.03.17 to 30.03.17
Ex Udaipur City: 03.03.17 to 31.03.17
10
12911/
12912
Valsad
Haridwar
One  AC
3 - Tier
Ex Valsad : 07.03.17 to 28.03.17
Ex Haridwar: 08.03.17 to 29.03.17
11
19057/
19058
Udhna
Varanasi
One  AC
3 - Tier
Ex Udhna : 03.03.17 to 31.03.17
Ex Varanasi: 05.03.17 to 02.04.17
12
19063/19064
Udhna
Danapur
One  AC
3 - Tier
Ex Udhna : 04.03.17 to 28.03.17
Ex Danapur: 05.03.17 to 29.03.17
13
22911/22912
Indore
Howrah
One  AC
3 - Tier
Ex Indore: 02.03.17 to 30.03.17
Ex Howrah: 02.03.17 to 30.03.17
14
19313/19314
Indore
Rajendranagar (T)
One  AC
3 - Tier
Ex Indore: 01.03.17 to 29.03.17
Ex  Rajendranagar (T): 03.03.17 to
                                         31.03.17
15
19321/19322
Indore
Rajendranagar (T)
One  AC
3 - Tier
Ex Indore: 04.03.17 to 25.03.17
Ex  Rajendranagar (T): 06.03.17 to   
                                         27.03.17
16
12937/12938
Gandhidham
Howrah
One  AC
3 - Tier
Ex Gandhidham: 04.03.17 to 25.03.17
Ex Howrah: 06.03.17 to 27.03.17
17
12947/12948
Ahmedabad
Patna Jn.
One  AC
3 - Tier
Ex Ahmedabad: 01.03.17 to 29.03.17
Ex Patna Jn.: 03.03.17 to 31.03.17
18
19420/ 19419
Ahmedabad
Chennai Central
One  AC
3 - Tier
Ex Ahmedabad: 01.03.17 to 29.03.17
Ex Chennai Central: 02.03.17 to
                                    30.03.17
19
19260/19259
Bhavnagar Terminus
Kochuveli
One  AC
3 - Tier
Ex Bhavnagar(T): 05.03.17 to 26.03.17
Ex Kochuveli: 09.03.17 to 30.03.17
20
19578/19577
Hapa
Tirunelveli
One  AC
3 - Tier
Ex Hapa: 03.03.17 to 25.03.17
Ex Tirunelveli: 06.03.17 to 28.03.17
21
22908/22907
Hapa
Madgaon
One  AC
3 - Tier
Ex Hapa: 02.03.17 to 30.03.17
Ex Madgaon: 03.03.17 to 31.03.17
22
19568/19567
Okha
Tuticorin
One  AC
3 - Tier
Ex Okha: 02.03.17 to 30.03.17
Ex Tuticorin: 05.03.17 to 02.04.17
23
22969/22970
Okha
Varanasi
One  AC
3 - Tier
Ex Okha: 02.03.17 to 30.03.17
Ex  Varanasi: 04.03.17 to 01.04.17
24
19573/19574
Okha
Jaipur
One  AC
3 - Tier
Ex Okha: 06.03.17 to 27.03.17
Ex Jaipur:  07.03.17 to 28.03.17
25
19262/19261
Porbandar
Kochuveli
One  AC
3 - Tier
Ex Porbandar : 02.03.17 to 30.03.17
Ex Kochuveli: 05.03.17 to 02.04.17
26
12905/12906
Porbandar
Howrah
One  AC
3 - Tier
Ex Porbandar : 01.03.17 to 30.03.17
Ex Howrah: 03.03.17 to 01.04.17
27
19269/19270
Porbandar
Muzaffarpur Jn.
One  AC
3 - Tier
Ex Porbandar : 02.03.17 to 31.03.17
Ex  Muzaffarpur Jn.: 05.03.17 to
                                      03.04.17
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