25 March 2017

Adilabad - H.S.Nanded – Adilabad Express Trains Partially Cancelled on 31st March, 2017

In order to facilitate bridge works at Level Crossing between Maltekdi and Mugat sections of Nanded Division, traffic blocks are imposed. Consequently, the Adilabad - H.S.Nanded – Adilabad Express is partially cancelled as detailed below:

1. Train No. 17409 Adilabad-H.S.Nanded Express journey commences on 31st March, 2017 is partially cancelled between Mudkhed and H.S.Nanded stations.

2. Train No. 17410 H.S.Nanded – Adilabad Express journey commences on 31st March, 2017 is partially cancelled between H.S.Nanded and Mudkhed stations.
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South Central Railway will run ten Special trains from various destinations Hyderabad, Kacheguda, Nellore, Machilipatnam and Nanded to Ajmer

For the convenience of pilgrims attending 805thAnnual Urs festival at Ajmer, South Central Railway will run  ten Special trains from various destinations o­n SCR such as Hyderabad, Kacheguda, Nellore, Machilipatnam and Nanded to Ajmer and back as per the following schedule:-

Tr. No. 07125/07126 Hyderabad-Ajmer-Hyderabad Urs Special Train:
Train No. 07125 Hyderabad – Ajmer Special train will depart Hyderabad o­n 31st March, 2017 (Friday) at 15:15 hrs, arrive/depart Secunderabad at 15:40/15:45 hrs and arrive Ajmer at 05:15 hrs o­n 2nd April, 2017 (Sunday).

In the return direction, Train No.07126 Ajmer-Hyderabad Special train will depart Ajmer at 09:55 hrs o­n 6thApril, 2017 (Thursday), arrive/depart Secunderabad at 22:30/22:35 hrs o­n 7th April, 2017 (Friday) and arrive Hyderabad at 23:15 hrs.

Enroute these special trains will stop at Malkajgiri, Medchal, Kamareddi, Nizamabad, Dharmabad, Mudkhed, Nanded, Purna, Parbhani, Selu, Jalna, Aurangabad, Manmad, Jalgaon, Bhusaval, Burhanpur, Khandwa, Itarsi, Bhopal, Bairagarh, Sehore, Maksi, Ujjain, Nagda, Ratlam, Mandasor, Nimach, Chittaugarh, Chanderia, Bhilwara, Bijayanagar and Nasirabad stations in both the directions.

These trains will have 17 coaches viz., two AC III Tier, thirteen Sleeper Class, two General Second Class and two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake Van coaches.

Tr.No. 07129/07130 Kacheguda-Ajmer-Kacheguda Urs Special Train:
Train No. 07129 Kachiguda – Ajmer Special train will depart Kacheguda at 20:40 hrs  o­n 31stMarch, 2017 (Friday) and arrive Ajmer at 07:25 hrs o­n 2ndApril, 2017 (Sunday).

In the return direction, Train No.07130 Ajmer – Kacheguda Special train will depart Ajmer at 19:25 hrs o­n 5th April, 2017 (Wednesday) and arrive Kacheguda at 07:30 hrs o­n 7th April 2017 (Friday).

Enroute these special trains will stop at Malkajgiri, Medchal, Kamareddi, Nizamabad, Dharmabad, Mudkhed, Nanded, Purna, Basmat, Hingoli, Washim, Akola, Shegaon, Malkapur, Burhanpur, Khandwa, Itarsi, Bhopal, Bairagarh, Sehore, Shujalpur, Maksi, Ujjain, Nagda, Ratlam, Mandasor, Nimach, Chittaugarh, Chanderia, Bhilwara, Bijayanagar and Nasirabad stations in both the directions.

These trains will have 15 coaches viz., o­ne AC III Tier, eight Sleeper Class, four General Second Class and two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake Van coaches.

Tr.No. 07227/07228 Nellore-Ajmer-Nellore Urs Special Train:
Train No. 07227 Nellore – Ajmer Special Train will depart Nellore at 07:40 hrs o­n 31st March, 2017 (Friday), arrive/depart Vijayawada at 12:50/13:40 hrs and arrive Ajmer at 21:30 hrs o­n 1st April, 2017 (Saturday).

In the return direction, Train No. 07228 Ajmer – Nellore Special Train will depart Ajmer at 21:40 hrs o­n 5th April, 2017 (Wednesday), arrive depart Vijayawada at 07:20/08:00 hrs o­n 7thApril, 2017 (Friday) and arrive Nellore at 13:45 hrs.

Enroute, these special trains will stop at o­ngole, Chirala, Bapatla, Nidubrolu, Tenali, New Guntur, Vijayawada. Madhira, Khammam, Mahbubabad, Warangal,  Ramagundam, Mancherial, Bellampalli, Sirpur Khagaznagar, Balharshah, Nagpur, Pandurna, Betul, Itarsi, Bhopal, Bairagh, Sehore, Maksi, Ujjain, Nagda, Ratlam, Mandasor, Nimach, Chittaugarh, Chanderia, Bhilwara, Bijayanagar and Nasirabad stations in both the directions.

These trains will have 9 coaches viz., o­ne AC III Tier, six Sleeper Class and two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake Van coaches.

Tr.No. 07131/07132 Machilipatnam – Ajmer - Machilipatnam Link Urs Special:
Train No. 07131 Machilipatnam-Ajmer Special Train will depart Machilipatnam at 10:40 hrs o­n 31stMarch, 2017 (Friday) and arrive Vijayawada at 13:00 hrs o­n the same day. Further, the train will be linked to Train No. 07227 Nellore-Ajmer Special Train, departing Vijayawada at 13:40 hrs o­n the same day.

In the return direction, Train No. 07132 Ajmer – Machilipatnam Special Train will be de-linked from Train No. 07228 Ajmer-Nellore Special train. Further this train will depart Vijayawada at 08:00 hrs o­n 7thApril, 2017 and arrive Machilipatnam at 10:30 hrs o­n the same day.

These Link Specials will stop at Chilakalapudi, Pedana and  Gudivada in both the directions.

 These trains will have 9 coaches viz., o­ne AC III Tier, six Sleeper Class and two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake Van coaches.

Tr.No. 07641/07642 Nanded-Ajmer-Nanded Urs Special:
Train No. 07641 Nanded-Ajmer Special Train will depart Nanded at 16:05 hrs o­n 1st April, 2017 (Saturday) and and arrive Ajmer at 22:00 hrs o­n 2nd April, 2017 (Sunday).

In the return direction, Train No. 07642 Ajmer – Nanded Special Train will depart Ajmer at 19:20 hrs o­n 6th April, 2017 (Thursday) and arrive Nanded at 22:45 hrs o­n 7th April, 2017 (Friday).

Enroute, these special trains will stop at Purna, Basmat, Hingoli, Washim, Akola, Shegaon, Malkapur, Bhusaval, Jalgaon, Nandurbar, Udhna, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Godhra, Ratlam, Mandsor, Nimach, Chittaurgarh, Chanderia, Bhilwara, Bijayanagar and Nasirabad stations in both the directions.

 These trains will have 17 coaches viz., two AC III Tier, eight Sleeper Class, three General Second Class and two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake Van coaches.
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Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister for Railways to Commission various Rail Infra Developmental Works on SCR

South Central Railway is witness to a transformation that is set to show case all round development of Railways o­n its network. In tune with the thrust o­n Indian Railways, the Zone is firmly o­n track in its commitment to serve the public, in particular the rail customers with a single minded aim to provide services that set new standards. The attainments made during the year in fulfilling targeted plans have yielded good results. Towards this Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister for Railways will commission various rail infra developmental works o­n South Central Railway from Hi-Tech City Railway Station, Hyderabad at 09.30 hrs o­n 25th March, 2017.

Hon’ble Minister for Railways will:-

Commission Devarakadra – Jaklair new Railway Line & will Flag off DEMU Passenger between Mahbubnagar – Devarakadra – Jaklair (Via Remote Link).
Lay foundation stone for doubling in Mahbubnagar-Secunderabad section (Via Remote Link).
Commission Nizamabad – Morthad new Railway line and will Flagg off Train No. 77259/77260 between Nizamabad – Morthad – Karimnagar (Via Remote Link)
Will dedicate second entry at Malkajgiri Railway Station to the Nation.
Will declare Ten Railway Stations o­n SCR viz., Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Basar, Nanded, Aurangabad, Vijayawada, Kakinada Town, Tirupati, Raichur and Guntur stations as 100% Digital Payment Enabled (DigiPAY) Stations.
Commission water recycling plant (3 Lakh Ltrs per day), at Hyderabad Station.
Commission 250 KWp o­n Grid Solar Plant at Hyderabad Station.
Revival of water body (1.5 lakh litres per day) at Alugadda Bavi, Secunderabad.
Dedication of two escalators o­n PF No.1 and 2/3 at Aurangabad Railway Station to the Nation (Via Remote Link).
Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, Hon’ble Minister of State for Labour and Employment (Independent Charge), Govt. of India will be the Guest of Honour.

Shri Md. Mahmood Ali, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister & Minister for Revenue, Relief & Rehabilitation, ULC, Stamps & Registration, Govt. of Telangana; Shri Talasani Srinivas Yadav,Hon’ble Minister for Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Dairy Development Corporation and Cinematography, Govt. of Telangana; Shri Naini Narsimha Reddy, Hon’ble Minister for Home, Prisons, Fire Services, Sainik Welfare, Labour & Employment, Govt. of Telangana; Shri T. Padma Rao Goud, Hon’ble Minister for Excise & Prohibition, Sports and Youth Services, Government of Telangana;
Shri P.Mahender Reddy, Hon’ble Minister for Transport, Govt.of Telangana: Smt.P.Sunitha, Hon’ble Chairperson, Zilla Parishad, Ranga Reddy; Shri Bonthu Rammohan, Hon’ble Mayor, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation; Dr. K.Keshava Rao, Hon’ble MP (Rajya Sabha); Shri Mohd.Ali Khan, Hon’ble MP (Rajya Sabha); Shri T.Devender Goud, Hon’ble MP (Rajya Sabha); Shri Ch.Malla Reddy, Hon’ble MP, Malkajgiri; Shri M.S. Prabhakar Rao, Hon’ble MLC; Shri N.Ramachandra Rao, Hon’ble MLC; Shri Madhavaram Krishna Rao, Hon’ble MLA, Kukatpally; Shri Jaffar Hussain, Hon’ble MLA, Nampally and Shri C. Kanaka Reddy, Hon’ble MLA, Malkajgiri will be the distinguished Guests.

Simultaneously, a program will be held at Nizamabad Railway Station for:

·Commissioning of Nizamabad - Morthad New Railway Line
·Flagging off of DEMU Passenger between Nizamabad-Morthad-Karimnagar (Via Remote Link).
Shri P.Srinivas Reddy, Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture & Co-operation, Horticulture, Sericulture, Seeds Corporation, Govt. of Telangana; Shri D.Raju, Hon’ble Chairman, Zilla Parishad, Nizamabad; Smt.A.Sujatha, Hon’ble Mayor, Municipal Corporation, Nizamabad, Shri D.Srinivas, Hon’ble MP (Rajya Sabha); Smt.K.Kavitha, Hon’ble MP, Nizamabad; Smt.A.Lalitha, Hon’ble MLC; Shri B.Ganesh, Hon’ble MLA, Nizamabad Urban; Shri.A.Jeevan Reddy, Hon’ble MLA, Armoor andShri V.Prashanth Reddy, Hon’ble MLA, Balkonda will be the distinguished Guests.

Simultaneously, a program will be held at Mahbubnagar Railway Station for:

1.Commissioning of Devarkadra – Jaklair New Railway Line
2.Flagging off DEMU Passenger between Mahbubnagar-Devarakadra-Jaklair (Via Remote Link).
3.Laying of Foundation Stone for Doubling of Mahbubnagar-Secunderabad Railway Line (Via Remote Link).
Shri C.Laxma Reddy, Hon’ble Minister for Health, Medical & Family Welfare, Govt. of Telangana; Shri Jupally Krishna Rao, Hon’ble Minister for Panchayat Raj and Rural Development, Govt. of Telangana; Shri Bhaskar Bandari, Hon’ble Chairman, Zilla Parishad, Mahbubnagar;Shri A.P.Jithender Reddy, Hon’ble MP, Mahbubnagar; Shri V.Srinivas Goud, Hon’ble MLA, Mahbubnagar; Shri Alla Venkateswar Reddy, Hon’ble MLA, Devarkadra; Shri.S.Rajender Reddy, Hon’ble MLA, Narayanpet; Shri C.Ram Mohan Reddy, Hon’ble MLA, Makthal and Smt.C.Radha Amar, Hon’ble Chairperson, Municipal Corporation, Mahbubnagar will be the distinguished Guests.

Simultaneously, a program will also be held at Aurangabad Railway Station for:

1.Dedication of two Escalators o­n Platform No.1 & 2/3 to the Nation

2.Declaration of Aurangabad Railway Station as Digital Payment Enabled(DiGi PAY) Station (Via Remote Link)

Shri Haribhau Bagde, Hon’ble Speaker, Vidhan Sabha, Maharashtra; Shri Ramdas Kadam, Hon’ble Minister for Environment, Govt. of Maharashtra and Guardian Minister, Aurangabad District, Adv.Devyani Patil Dongaonkar, Hon’ble President, Zilla Parishad, Aurangabad; Shri Bhagwan Devidas Ghadmode, Hon’ble Mayor, Aurangabad Municipal Corporation; Shri Rajkumar Dhoot, Hon’ble MP (Rajya Sabha); Shri Chandrakanth Khaire, Hon’ble MP, Aurangabad; Shri Satish Bhanudas Chavan, Hon’ble MLC; Shri Vikram Vasant Kale, Hon’ble MLC; Shri Subhash Manakchand Zambad, Hon’ble MLC; Shri Sanjay Shirsat, Hon’ble MLA, Aurangabad (West); Shri Atul Moreshwar Save, Hon’ble MLA, Aurangabad (East) and Shri Syed Imtiyaz Jaleel, Hon’ble MLA, Aurangabad (Central).

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Central Railway Mega Block o­n 26.3.2017

Central Railway will operate Mega Block o­n its suburban sections for carrying out maintenance work o­n 26.3.2017.


THANE-MATUNGA UP SLOW LINE FROM 11.20 AM TO 04.20 PM

All Up slow line services leaving Thane from 10.58 am to 4.19 pm will be diverted o­n Up fast line between Thane and Matunga stations halting at Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar, Kurla and Sion and further re-diverted o­n Up slow line from Matunga. Up slow line services will not be available at Nahur, Kanjurmarg and Vidyavihar stations.  Passengers of these stations are permissted to travel via Bhandup/Vikhroli/Kurla stations.

Dn fast /semi-fast services leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus from 10.08 am to 2.42 pm will halt at Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup, Mulund and Diva stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts and arrive destination 20 minutes behind schedule.

Up fast/semi-fast services leaving Thane from 11.22 am to 3.28 pm will halt at Diva, Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar and Kurla stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts and will arrive destination 15 minutes behind schedule.

All slow line services leaving/arriving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus between 11.00 am and 5.30 pm will arrive destination 10 minutes behind schedule.

All Mail / Express trains arriving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus will arrive destination 15 minutes behind schedule during the block period.

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

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

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

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

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

Harbour line passengers are permitted to travel via Main Line and Western Railway from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm during block period.
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2017 Summer Superfast weekly special trains between Pune and Bilaspur

Central Railway has decided to run Superfast weekly special trains o­n special charges between Pune and Bilaspur to clear the extra rush of passengers during Summer Season 2017. The details are as under:

02043 Superfast weekly special will leave Pune at 09.10 hrs o­n every Tuesday from 4.4.2017 to 27.6.2017 (13 trips) and arrive Bilaspur at 07.55 hrs next day.

02044 Superfast weekly special will leave Bilaspur at 10.05 hrs o­n every Wednesday from 5.4.2017 to 28.6.2017 (13 trips) and arrive Pune at 09.15 hrs next day.

Halts: Daund, Manmad, Bhusaval, Malkapur, Shegaon, Akola, Murtizapur, Badnera, Dhamangaon, Pulgaon, Wardha, Nagpur, Gondia, Durg, Raipur.


Composition: - o­ne AC 2-tier, Four  AC 3-tier, 6 Sleeper class, 7 General second class.

Reservation: Bookings for Train No. 02043 will open from 27.3.2017 o­n special charges as per advance reservation period of 60 days. General second class coaches in this train will run as Unreserved.
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RAILWAYS TO RUN BHARAT DARSHAN SPECIAL TRAIN FOR MAJOR PILGRIM LOCATIONS

Railways have launched the Bharat Darshan Tourist train for pilgrims to visit sacred & religious destinations as well as other popular and leisure destinations of North India and East India. A budget-friendly package has been started by IRCTC with all-inclusive services on a dedicated tourist train, for domestic travelers who want to explore some of the country's most popular religious destinations.

· Train No. 00934 Bharat Darshan Special train Ex Indore will depart on 28.03.17

Train No. 00934 Bharat Darshan Special train will leave Indore at 09.20 hrs on 28th March, 2017 and enroute train will halt at Dewas, Ujjain, Bairagarh, Saugor, Katni Jn., Satna, Varanasi, Mughal Sarai Jn., Jhajha, Jasidih Jn., Kolkata, Khurda Road Jn., Malatipatpur and again Khurda Road Jn., Angul, Sambalpur city, Jharsuguda Road, Bilaspur Jn., Katni Murwara, Saugor, Nishatpura, Bairagarh, Ujjain, Dewas and Indore. This train will deoart from Indore on 28th March, 2017 & reach Indore back on 5th April, 2017.

The Bharat Darshan Tourist train has will have only Sleepar Class Coaches and Party Car.

Booking for train No. 00934 Bharat Darshan Special train on Special fare will be opened from 25th March, 2017 at all Passenger Reservation Centre and IRCTC website.
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JUMBO BLOCK ON W. RLY BETWEEN BORIVALI AND BHAYANDAR STATIONS ON SUNDAY 26TH MARCH, 2017

JUMBO BLOCK o­n W. RLY BETWEEN

BORIVALI AND BHAYANDAR  STATIONS

ON SUNDAY 26TH MARCH, 2017


To carry out maintenance work of tracks, signaling  & overhead equipments, a day  block will be taken from 11.00   hrs to 14:00 hrs o­n Up and Down fast lines between Borivali and Bhayandar stations  o­n Sunday, 26thMarch, 2017.

 

          During the block all Up trains will run o­n Up slow line Ex Virar/Vasai Road to Borivali and all Down trains will run o­n Dn slow line Ex Borivali to  Vasai Road/Virar. 
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ROAD TRAFFIC CLOSED FOR URGENT REPAIRS TO GIRDERS OF MILAN SUBWAY

ROAD TRAFFIC CLOSED FOR URGENT REPAIRS

TO GIRDERS OF MILAN SUBWAY


From midnight of 1st/ 2ndto 2nd / 3rd April, 2017


The Milan Subway No. 31 at Km 18/10-11 between Santacruz – Vile Parle stations will be remained closed for road traffic with effect from 00.00 hrs of 1st/2ndApril, 2017 to 00.00 hrs of 2nd / 3rd April, 2017 for urgent repairing of UP & DOWN fast lines by lifting of girders. Accordingly, the road traffic will be diverted via adjoining flyover bridge and subway.
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NEW LHB RAKES FOR DHAKA-KOLKATA MAITREE EXPRESS


In order to provide more passenger amenities and safety, the conventional rake of 13109/13110 Kolkata- Dhaka Cantt. & 13107/13108 Dhaka- Kolkata Maitree Express Trains will be converted into complete Air-Conditioned LHB (Linke Hofmann Busch) rakes with effect from 14thApril 2017.

Consequently the trains will have 4 First AC Coaches, 4 AC Chair Cars & 2 Power Cars i.e. 10 coaches in total with a capacity of a total 456 accommodation.
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Due to Line Block and Power Block on Tiruvottiyur yard, changes will be made in the pattern of train services on 26th & 27th March, 2017

Due to Line Block and Power Block to facilitate commissioning of Tiruvottiyur yard, changes will be made in the pattern of train services on 26th & 27th March, 2017as detailed below.


I.On 26.03.2017


A.The following suburban train services will be fully cancelled o­n 26.03.2017.
Train No.42046 Gummidipundi – MMC EMU local, scheduled to leave Gummidipundi at 21.45 hrs. will be fully cancelled.
Train No.42045 MMC – Gummidipundi EMU local, scheduled to leave MMC at 23.20 hrs. will be fully cancelled.


B.The following suburban train services will be partially cancelled o­n 26.03.2017.
Train No.42042 Gummidipundi – MMC EMU local, scheduled to leave Gummidipundi at 19.30 hrs. will be partially cancelled between Ennore – MMC.The train will run from Gummidipundi to Ennore o­nly.
Train No.42044 Gummidipundi – MMC EMU local, scheduled to leave Gummidipundi at 20.10 hrs. will be partially cancelled between Ennore – MMC.The train will run from Gummidipundi to Ennore o­nly.

Train No.42420 Sulurpeta – MMC EMU local, scheduled to leave Sulurpeta at 20.30 hrs. will be partially cancelled between Ennore – MMC.The train will run from Sulurpeta to Ennore o­nly.

Train No.42608 Gummidipundi – Chennai Beach EMU local, scheduled to leave Gummidipundi at 21.40 hrs. will be partially cancelled between Ennore – Chennai Beach.The train will run from Gummidipundi to Ennore o­nly.

Train No.42422 Sulurpeta – MMC EMU local, scheduled to leave Sulurpeta at 20.40 hrs. will be partially cancelled between Ennore – MMC.The train will run from Sulurpeta to Ennore o­nly.



Train No.42035 MMC – Gummidipundi EMU local, scheduled to leave MMC at 19.40 hrs. will be partially cancelled between MMC – Ennore.The train will run from Ennore to Gummidipundi o­nly.
Train No.42657 Velachery – Gummidipundi EMU local, scheduled to leave Velachery at 19.10 hrs. will be partially cancelled between Chennai Beach – Gummidipundi.

Train No.42037 MMC – Gummidipundi EMU local, scheduled to leave MMC at 20.15 hrs. will be partially cancelled between MMC – Ennore.The train will run from Ennore to Gummidipundi o­nly.

Train No.42039 MMC – Gummidipundi EMU local, scheduled to leave MMC at 21.15 hrs. will be partially cancelled between MMC – Ennore.The train will run from Ennore to Gummidipundi o­nly.

Train No.42041 MMC – Gummidipundi EMU local, scheduled to leave MMC at 21.45 hrs. will be partially cancelled between MMC – Ennore.The train will run from Ennore to Gummidipundi o­nly.

Train No.42043 MMC – Gummidipundi EMU local, scheduled to leave MMC at 22.45 hrs. will be partially cancelled between MMC – Ennore.The train will run from Ennore to Gummidipundi o­nly.



II.On 27.03.2017


A.The following suburban train services will be fully cancelled o­n 27.03.2017.
Train No.42001 MMC – Gummidipundi EMU local, scheduled to leave MMC at 00.15 hrs. will be fully cancelled.
Train No.42002 Gummidipundi – MMC EMU local, scheduled to leave Gummidipundi at 02.45 hrs. will be fully cancelled.


B.The following suburban train services will be partially cancelled o­n 27.03.2017.
Train No.42401 MMC – Sulurpeta EMU local, scheduled to leave MMC at 04.20 hrs. will be partially cancelled between MMC – Ennore.The train will run from Ennore to Sulurpeta o­nly.
Train No.42004 Gummidipundi – MMC EMU local, scheduled to leave Gummidipundi at 04.00 hrs. will be partially cancelled between Ennore – MMC.The train will run from Gummidipundi to Ennore o­nly.

C.The following suburban train service will be rescheduled o­n 27.03.2017.
Train No.42403 MMC – Sulurpeta EMU local, scheduled to leave MMC at 05.00 hrs. will leave late by 15 minutes, at 05.15 hrs.




D.The following Mail / Express trains will be diverted as detailed below.
Train No.13351 Dhanbad – Alappuzha Express, scheduled to leave Dhanbad o­n 25.03.2017, will be diverted via Gudur, Renigunta, Arakkonam, Perambur, Chennai Central, Arakkonam and Katpadi.Consequently, the stoppages at Nayudupeta and Sulurpeta will be skipped.The train will stop at Perambur for 2 minutes on 27th March, 2017.
Train No.22502 New Tinsukia – Bangalore Express, scheduled to leave New Tinsukia o­n 24.03.2017, will be diverted via Gudur, Renigunta, Melpakkam, Katpadi and Jolarpettai.Consequently, the stoppage at Perambur will be skipped o­n 27th March, 2017.For the convenience of passengers, this train will be provided a stoppage of 5 minutes duration at Tiruttani.

Train No.12839 Howrah – Chennai Central Mail, scheduled to leave Howrah o­n 25.03.2017, will be diverted via Gudur, Sri Kalahasti, Renigunta and Arakkonam to reach Chennai Central.The train will stop at Perambur for 2 minutes on 27th March, 2017.
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INTRODUCTION OF NEW WEEKLY AC EXPRESS TRAIN BETWEEN LOKMANYA TILAK TERMINUS AND LUCKNOW FROM 08/09.04.2017


New Weekly AC Express Train No. 22121/22122 will be introduced to run between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Lucknow from 08/09.04.2017 as under :

22121/22122 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Lucknow- Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Weekly AC Express

The 22121 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Lucknow Weekly AC Express train will depart from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Mumbai at 02.20 p.m. o­n every Saturday from 08.04.2017 to reach Lucknow at 01.45 p.m. the next day . In the return direction, the 22122 Lucknow- Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Weekly AC Express train will depart from Lucknow at 04.20 p.m. o­n every Sunday from 09.04.2017 to reach Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Mumbai at 05.30 p.m. the next day. Comprising of o­ne AC First , five AC two tier & eleven AC three tier coaches , the 22121/22122 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Lucknow- Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Weekly AC Express Train will stop at Thane, Kalyan, Nasik, Jalgaon,Bhusawal, Habibganj, Jhansi, Orai & Kanpur stations enroute in both the directions.
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INDIAN RAILWAY'S NEW TIME TABLE EFFECTIVE FROM 01.11.2017

It is notified for the information of the general public that the existing Trains at a Glance, North Zone Public Time Table & Working Time Table will be extended upto 31.10.2017. New Time Table will come into effect from 01.11.2017.
All trains will run as per schedule of existing Time Table upto 31.10.2017.
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Train nos.12043/12044 New Delhi-Moga- New Delhi Shatabdi Express Train Stop at Jind Station from 27.03.2017

 The 12043 New Delhi-Moga Shatabdi Express Trainwill reach Jind Station at 09.04 a.m., while its return service, the 12044 Moga- New Delhi  Shatabdi Express Train will reach at Jind Station at 07.43 p.m. with two minutes stoppage in both the directions.
Note-
Stoppage of Train No. 12045/12046 New Delhi-Chandigarh- New Delhi Shatabdi Express at Sonipat Station will be withdrawn from 16.07.2017.
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PILGRIM SPECIAL TRAIN BETWEEN DELHI SARAI ROHILLA AND ASHOK NAGAR


The 04906 Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Ashok Nagar Unreserved Pilgrim Special Train will depart from Delhi Sarai Rohilla at 11.45 a.m. o­n 10.04.2017 & 06.07.2017to reach Ashok Nagar at 05.30 a.m. o­n 11.04.2017 & 07.07.2017(02 trips). In the return direction, the 04905 Ashok Nagar- Delhi Sarai Rohilla Unreserved Pilgrim Special Train will depart from Ashok Nagar at 06.00 p.m. o­n 14.04.2017 & 10.07.2017to reach Delhi Sarai Rohilla at 05.30 a.m. o­n 15.04.2017 & 11.07.2017(02 trips ).

Comprising of eighteen General Class and two Second class cum Luggage Van coaches, the 04906/04905 Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Ashok Nagar- Delhi Sarai Rohilla Unreserved Pilgrim Special Train will stop at New Delhi,Faridabad,Palwal,Mathura Jn.,Agra Cantt.,Jhansi & Bina stations enroute in both the directions.
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Train No. 19578 / 19577 Hapa – Tirunelveli – Hapa upto Jamnagar w.e.f. 31/03/2017

Timings of Train No  19578 / 19577 Jamnagar – Tirunelveli – Jamnagar upto 09/06/2017 are as follows:-
Train No 19578 Jamnagar – Tirunelveli Express will leave from Jamnagar at 21:00 hrs and will reach Tirunelveli at 22:20 hrs on third day.
Train No 19577 Tirunelveli – Jamnagar  Express will leave from  at 07:45 hrs and will reach Tirunelveli at 05:15 hrs on third day.

Timings of Train No  19578 / 19577 Jamnagar – Tirunelveli – Jamnagar w.e.f. 10/06/2017 are as follows:-
Train No 19578 Jamnagar – Tirunelveli Express will leave from Jamnagar at 21:00 hrs and will reach Tirunelveli at 22:20 hrs on third day.
Train No 19577 Tirunelveli – Jamnagar  Express will leave from  at 07:45 hrs and will reach Tirunelveli at 07:35 hrs on third day.
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Special Train between Lokmanya Tilak (T) – Sawantwadi Road – Lokmanya Tilak (T)


LOKMANYA TILAK TERMINUS – SAWANTWADI WEEKEND SPECIAL TRAINS

Central Railway will run Two Weekend Special Trains between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Sawantwadi Road o­n special charges o­nto clear the extra rush of passengers.The details are as under:

Train No. 01167  Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Sawantwadi Road Weekend Special will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 05.33 hrs o­n 25.3.2017  and will arrive Sawantwadi Road at 15.00 hrs same day.

Train No. 01168 Sawantwadi Road - Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Weekend Special will leave Sawantwadi Road at 11.15 hrs o­n 26.3.2017  and will arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus  at 23.45 hrs same day.

Composition: 10 Second Class Chair Car , 8 Second Class and 2 General Second Class cum Guard’s brake vans.

Halts: Thane, Panvel, Roha, Mangaon, Khed, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Rajapur Road, Kankavali, Sindhudurg and Kudal.

Reservation: Bookings for Weekend Special Train no. 01167 o­n Special Charges will open with effect from 24.03.2017
General Second Class coaches in this train will run unreserved with normal charges as applicable for mail/express trains
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Net Profit of IRCTC

The net profit of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has grown to ₹ 189 crore in Financial Year 2015-16 as against ₹ 131 crore in Financial Year 2014-15. It is a growth of 44%.

During the year 2015-16, a total of ₹ 24,023 crore has been collected towards the sale of train tickets through IRCTC portal.

The revenue is generated from the following activities:- (i) Service charges on internet tickets (ii) Sales of Rail Neer packaged water (iii) Sales of on-board catering services. (iv) License fee from outsourced catering vendors. (v) Revenue from tourism services.

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End to Train Telemetry (EoTT) Device in Trains

The Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd. (DFCCIL) is an infrastructure provider. End to Train Telemetry (EoTT) device is an alternative of running trains without guard on an exclusive freight corridor.

(b): Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) has been envisaged to be free from level crossings gates, to help enhance the operational efficiency and safety standards. However elimination of level crossings is feasible only in a phased manner.

(c): The commissioning of Western & Eastern DFCs (excluding few sections) is targeted in phases by 2019/2020. The End to Train Telemetry (EoTT) device does not require services of guards on DFC network. 
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Ro-Ro Freight Service in Indian Railways

Roll-on-Roll-off (RO-RO) service was initially introduced on Konkan Railway during the year 1999. Since then, the service is running on Konkan Railway on Diesel route. On electrified routes, there are operational constraints for running of Ro-Ro service due to Over Head Equipment (OHE). However, during the recent past, trial run of Roll-on-Roll-off (Ro-Ro) Service has been carried out on following routes:-

(i) Across the Ganga River in Bihar between Bihta and Turki over East Central Railway;

(ii) Between Bhanga and Churaibari in Northeast Frontier Railway for carriage of loaded/empty petrol tankers;

(iii) Between Nagothane and Boisar;

(iv) Between Garhi Harsaru to Muradnagar.

Roll-on-Roll-off (Ro-Ro) Service can be tried out on other routes also subject to demand and operational feasibility. 
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Steps taken by Railways for Security and Safety

Policing on Railways being a State subject, prevention of crime, registration of cases, their investigation and maintenance of law & order in Railway premises as well as on running trains and security of railway tracks, tunnels & bridges are the statutory responsibility of the State Governments, which they discharge through Government Railway Police (GRP)/Civil Police. However, Railway Protection Force (RPF) supplements the efforts of GRP by providing better protection and security of passenger area and passengers and for matters connected therewith.

Besides, the following steps are also being taken by the Railways to provide security:

1. Proper coordination at all levels is being maintained by the Railways with Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), State Governments, Central/State Intelligence Agencies and State Police/GRP authorities for security of railway infrastructure including railway tracks and stations over Indian Railways. The security agencies responsible for the track protection have been requested to take appropriate steps to prevent track sabotage cases.

2. Security Help Line number 182 is made operational over Indian Railways for security related assistance to passengers in distress.

3. An Integrated Security System consisting of surveillance of vulnerable stations through Close Circuit Television Camera Network, Access Control etc. has been sanctioned to improve surveillance mechanism over 202 railway stations.

4. On vulnerable and indentified routes/sections, 2500 trains (on an average) are escorted by RPF daily, in addition to 2200 trains escorted by GRP of different States daily.

5. Sniffer Dog Squads are utilized at some important stations for anti-sabotage checks.

6. Minister of Railways held a video conference with the Director Generals/Commissioners of Police of all States/Union Territories for improving passenger safety, security of tracks and railway property.

. Safety is accorded the highest priority by Indian Railways and all possible steps are undertaken on a continual basis including upgradation of technology to prevent trains accidents and to enhance safety. These include complete track circuiting of stations, Axle Counter for Automatic clearance of Block Section Counters (BPAC), Electrical/Electronic Interlocking System, Interlocking of Level Crossing Gates, Auxiliary Warning System (AWS), Vigilance Control Device (VCD) in locomotives, Colour Light LED Signals, Train Protection Warning System (TPWS), Train Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), Fog Safe Device (FSD), use of 60kg rails and Pre-stressed Concrete Sleepers, long rail panels, better welding technology in the tracks, digital types of machines for Ultrasonic Flaw Detection (USFD), electronic monitoring of tracks using Track Recording Cars (TRC) and portable Oscillation Monitoring System (OMS), progressive use of Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches, Centre Buffer Couplers in Integral Coach Factory (ICF) design coaches, Remote Monitoring and Management of Locomotives and Trains (REMMLOT), Air Conditioning (AC) of locomotive cabs and Installation of video/voice recording system of locomotives.

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23 March 2017

SPECIAL TRAIN FROM SAINAGAR SHIRDI TO MADURAI


SPECIAL TRAIN FROM SAINAGAR SHIRDI TO MADURAI

Railways have decided to run a special train between Sainagar Shirdi and Madurai to clear the extra rush of passengers. The details are as under:

06941 special will leave Sainagar Shirdi at 1910 hrs o­n 25.03.2017 and arrive Pandharpur at 03.00 hrs o­n 26.03.2017

06942 special will depart from Pandharpur at 1855 hrs o­n 26.03.2017 and arrive Mantralayam Road at 03.45 hrs o­n 27.03.2017.

Halts for 06941: Daund, KurduwadiHalts for 06942: Solapur, Wadi

Composition - 4 Sleeper class for General Passengers. (Balance 12 coaches reserved for Bharat Darshan by IRCTC)

RESERVATION: Bookings for 06941 and 06942 o­n Special Charges (for 4 coaches o­nly) will open o­n 23.03.2017.
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Special Traffic Block on 23.3.2017 and 24.3.2017 on Up line Between Palasdhari and Karjat

Central Railway will operate aspecialtrafficblock of 3 hours o­n 23.3.2017 and 24.3.2017 from 10.00 hrs to 13.00 hrs o­n Up main line between Palasdhari and Karjat for track maintenance work. The pattern of train running due to theseblocks will be as under:

Partial Cancellation of Suburban Trains o­n 23.3.2017 and 24.3.2017

1.     Khopoli - Karjat locals Leaving Khopoli at 10.20 hrs and 11.30 hrs will remain cancelled between Palasdhari and Karjat stations i.e. terminated at Palasdhari.

2.    Karjat –Khopoli locals leaving Karjat at 10.55 hrs and 12.05 hrs will remain cancelled between Karjat and Palasdhari i.e. will run Ex Palasdhari.

Additional Halt for Express trains at Palasdhari o­n 23.3.2017 and 24.3.2017

Train No. 17032 Hyderabad-Mumbai Express and Train No. 11014 Coimbatore – Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express will be provided halt at Palasdhari station o­n both the days for the convenience of commuters of Khopoli-Karjat locals.
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Train No. 22877/22878 Howrah-Ernakulam-Howrah Weekly Antyodaya Express Train Via Vijayawada,Renigunta,Coimbatore

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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Introduction of Train no. 22885/22886 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Tatanagar - Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Antyodaya Express Unreserved Superfast Bi-weekly

hri Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister of Railways recently flagged off Inaugural special of Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Tatanagar Antyodaya Unreserved Superfast Express (bi-weekly). The details of regular services of this train will run as under-

22885/22886 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Tatanagar - Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Antyodaya Express Unreserved Superfast Bi-weekly

Train No. 22885 will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 13.20 hrs o­n every Tuesday and Saturday from 25.3.2017 and will arrive Tatanagar at 14.20 hrs next day.

Train No. 22886 will leave Tatanagar at 21.55 hrs o­n every Sunday and Thursday from 23.3.2017 and will arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 23.45 hrs next day.


Halts: Igatpuri, Chalisgaon*, Bhusaval, Nagpur, Gondia, Durg, Raipur, Bilaspur, Raigarh, Jharsuguda, Rourkela and Chakradharpur (* The halt at Chalisgaon provided o­n experimental basis for a period of six months)


Composition: 16 Second class coaches.

Bookings : Base fare of unreserved second class of Antyodaya Express train shall be 15% higher than the base fare of unreserved second class of Mail/Express trains and other charges like superfast surcharge, Mela surcharge if applicable etc. shall be levied separately.

Concessional tickets, tickets against free complimentary passes which are not reimbursed and Railway Privilege Passes/PTOs etc not be admissible in Antyodaya train.    
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INTRODUCTION OF TRAIN NO. 22121/22122 LOKMANYA TILAK TERMINUS - LUCKNOW AC SUPERFAST EXPRESS WEEKLY

Shri Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister of Railways recently announced introduction of Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Lucknow Air-conditioned Superfast Express (weekly). The details of regular services of this train will run as under-

22121/22122 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Lucknow - Lokmanya Tilak Terminus AC Superfast Express (weekly)

Train No.22121 will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 14.20 hrs o­n every Saturday  from 8.4.2017 and arrive Lucknow at 13.45 hrs next day.

Train No. 22122 will leave Lucknow at 16.20 hrs o­n every Sunday from 9.4.2017 and arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 17.30 hrs next day.


Halts: Thane, Kalyan, Nasik, Jalgaon, Bhusaval, Habibganj, Jhansi, Orai and Kanpur


Composition: o­ne First AC, o­ne First AC cum AC 2-Tier, Four AC 2-Tier and 11 AC 3-Tier

Reservation: Bookings for 22121 AC Superfast Express will open from  24.3.2017 at all PRS locations and through Internet.
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INTRODUCTION OF NEW UNRESERVED DAILY EXPRESS TRAIN BETWEEN SOLAPUR –MIRAJ

11309/11310 Solapur – Miraj - Solapur Unreserved Express (Daily)

Train No. 11309 leaving Solapur at 06.00 hrs daily from 19.3.2017 and arriving Miraj at 12.15 hrs same day.

Train No. 11310 leaving Miraj at 15.25 hrs daily from 18.3.2017 and arriving Solapur at 21.00 hrs same day.


Halts: Mohol, Mhada, Kurduwadi, Modlimb, Pandharpur, Sangola, Jath Road, Dhalgaon, Kavathe Mahankal, Salgare and Arag


Comopsition:  12 General second class/Seating coaches.
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TRAIN No. 15024 YESVANTPUR- GORAKHPUR Weekly Express Speed up with effect from 6th April 2017


Indian Railways have decided to speed up the Train no.15024 Yesvantpur- Gorakhpur Weekly Express with effect from 6th April 2017.

The train no.15024 Yesvantpur- Gorakhpur Weekly Express departures from Yesvantpur at 23.40 hrs o­n all Thursdays as per the present time table up to Sirpur Kagaznagar.The timings of the train have revised subsequently from Balharshah till Gorakhpur.Accordingly, the train arrives/departures at Balharshah on Friday (17.15/17.25), Chandrapur (17.45/17.48), Nagpur (21.00/21.10), Betul(23.29/23.32), Itarsi at Saturday (01.40/01.45), Bhopal (03.25/03.30), Bina(05.20/05.25), Lalitpur(06.19/06.21), Jhansi (07.35/07.45), Orai(09.07/09.12), Kanpur(11.30/11.40), Lucknow(13.10/13.20) Faizabad (16.05/16.10), Ayaodhya (16.28/16.30), Mankapur (17.05/17.10) and reaches Gorakhpur at 19.30 hrs o­n all Saturdays.
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TRAIN No. 12735 SECUNDERABAD-YESVANTPUR GARIBRATH EXPRESS SPEEDED UP AND DAYS OF SERVICE REVISED

Railways have decided to speed up the Train No. 12735 Secunderabad-Yesvantpur Garibrath Express and revised days of service with effect from 2nd April, 2017.

Train No. 12735 Secunderabad-Yesvantpur Garibrath Express will depart Secunderabad at 20:30 hrs (instead of 19:50 hrs as at present) arrives/departs at Begumpet (20:42/20:43), Lingampalli (21:05/21:06) Chittapur (23:00/23:01), Yadgir ( 00:33/00:35 o­n the next day), Raichur (01:30/01:32), Guntakal (03:05/03:10), Anantapur ( 04:10/04:12), Dharmavaram (04:58/05:00), Hindupur (05:39/05:40) and arrives Yesvantpur at 08:20 hrs (instead of 09:15 hrs as at present).

With effect from 2ndApril, 2017, Train No. 12735 Secunderabad-Yesvantpur Garibrath Express will run o­n Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays instead of Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays as at present.

However, there is no change in timings of Train No. 12736 Yesvantpur-Secunderabad Garibrath Express, but Days of Service has revised with effect from 3rdApril, 2017.

The Train No. 12736 Yesvantpur-Secunderabad Garibrath Express will run o­n Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays instead of Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays as at present.
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PERMANENT AUGMENTATION WITH AC 3-TIER COACH FOR TRAIN NO.12251/12252 WAINGANGA EXPRESS


Railways have decided to permanently augment with One AC 3-tier coachin the place of One Second class Sleeper coach for the Train No. 12251 Yesvantpur-Korba Wainganga Express with effect from 4thApril 2017 and the Train No. 12252 Korba - YesvantpurExpress with effect from 6th April 2017.

The Train No. 12251/52 Yesvantpur- Korba- Yesvantpur Express will have 24 coaches with revised composition of OneAC 2-tier coach, Five AC 3-tier sleeper coaches, Twelve Second class Sleeper coaches Four General Second Class coaches and Two Second Class Cum Luggage and Brake Vans with disabled friendly compartment.
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TRAIN NO.15023 /15024GORAKHPUR – YESVANTPUR– GORAKHPUREXPRESS TO RUN WITH LHB COACHES PERMANENTLY


The train No.15023 /15024 Gorakhpur – Yesvantpur – Gorakhpur Weekly Express is provided with Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches in place of conventional coaches. The train No.15023 Gorakhpur – Yesvantpur will run with LHB coaches from 21st March, 2017 and the train No.15024 Yesvantpur – Gorakhpur will run with LHB coaches from 23rd March, 2017. LHB coaches can accommodate more passengers than the conventional coaches.

The train will have 22 coaches comprising of Three AC 2-tier coach Six AC 3-tier coaches, Seven Second class Sleeper coaches, Four General Second Class coaches and Two Brake and Luggages cum Generator Car.
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The train No. 16587/16588 Yesvantpur – Bikaner –Yesvantpur Bi-Weekly Express permanently augment with One First AC-cum-Second AC coach


Railways have decided to permanently augment with One First AC-cum-Second AC coach for the Train No. 16587 Yesvantpur – Bikaner Bi-Weekly Express with effect from 19thMarch 2017 and the Train No. 16588 Bikaner – Yesvantpur Bi-Weekly Express with effect from 21st March 2017.

The train No. 16587/16588 Yesvantpur – Bikaner –Yesvantpur Bi-Weekly Expresswill have the revised composition of OneAC 2-tier coach, o­ne First AC-cum-Second AC coach, Three AC 3-tier sleeper coaches, SevenSecond class Sleeper coaches, Six General Second Class coaches and Two Second Class Cum Luggage and Brake Van with disabled friendly compartment.
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TRANSLOCATION OF TIPPU SULTAN’S ARMOURY BUILDING

The 1.7 K.M. stretch of doubling work near Kaveri Bridge at Srirangapatna, which was pending due to the location of Tippu’s Armouryright in the way of proposed alignment of Double track, will soon be takenup and completed. With the completion of doubling of this stretch, the entire Mysuru-Bengaluru line will become double line.This is made possible as the Tippu’s Armoury, the masonary structure weighing 900 tonnes has been shifted using International expertise by about 130 metres well beyond the limit required for the 2nd Line.

A request was made to Govt. of Karnataka to arrange to shift the monument within the available Railway land.In turn Govt. of Karnataka has agreed the proposal of shifting of monument through cabinet approval and conveyed their decision that the “shifting of the monument has to be carried out by Railways with their own cost”.

Though the Govt. of Karnataka has accorded approval for shifting, the new location was required to be cleared by National Monument Authority of India as the area is a restricted area (100 to 300m from the monument).Railways sought the permission in writing for the same and the permission granted by the Competent authority o­n 14-03-2013 with a validity of 03 years from the date of issue, subsequently extension was granted for o­ne more year.

This being unique work, executed for the first time in India, no agency was readily available and the methodology for the shifting was also not known.Construction organization of South Western Railway has engaged Institution of Engineers (India) for providing consultancy services. Institution of Engineers (India) has submitted their report.In addition, Railways, also has taken the available literature from internet and interacted with the agencies in USA who are executing similar shifting/translocation works through email, Phone and o­ne of the interested working agency of construction organisation has arranged a private visit of the “Expert House Movers”,USA to the monument, interaction could be done with them.With all these inputs, methodology for shifting could be formulated.Approval of Department of Archaeology, Govt. of Karnatka was obtained for the methodology of shifting.Tender schedule also formulated based o­n the above inputs.

Tender for the work invited first time received no response.Two agencies who made JV arrangements with the agencies abroad (with experience of translocation of buildings) participated in the tender floated second time.The work was awarded to M/s. PSL Engineering (Indian based) – Wolfe (USA based) (JV).

The shiftingwas very sensitive and critical work as the same is close to existing ASI heritage monuments, running Railway line, Cauvery river, old/new Railway bridges over the river.Extensive precautions have been taken by protecting the work site with due barricading.Preparatory work for shifting has been started almost two months back.


METHODOLOGY OF SHIFTING:-


PROTECTION TO EXISTING RAILWAY TRACK:The monument is located at 10.1m from the center line of existing Broad Gauge track, to facilitate excavation of 4m from the formation level at the edge of formation 40 nos 1m dia bored cast in situ piles are driven at 1.2m c/c parallel to the existing track.

Zones of load:The building is divided in to 03 zones as per the actual load distribution, and the requirement of jacks to be inserted underneath the structure were arrived based o­n this analysis.
Carry line of the building:As per the approved plan 2’-0” above the floor level is called as the carry line.Armoury building will be carried o­nly above this carry line, the portion underneath this carry line must be reconstructed at the new location.Armoury building is having an irregular boulder filled foundation grouted with sand.For insertion of beams the holes must be cut in the wall, the same can’t be done in the boulders hence the same is done in the main brick masonry walls underneath the carry line.
Insertion of Load frames:For lifting and moving the building above carry line, Load frames consisting of 05 nos. of Main beams, 11 nos. of Cross beams and 31 nos. of needle beams as per the approved drawing.
As per the load distribution of zones of loads there are 37 jacks to be inserted underneath the load frames.All these jacks are connected to the Unified jacking system for simultaneous and synchronized operation to prevent any unequal lifting and damages to the structure.
Lifting of the structure:After insertion of all the beams, the structure to be lifted using Unified Jacking system by 2’-0” and supported o­n wooden cribs for insertion of roll beams, rollers and Push rams.
Movement of structure:The location approved for shifting of the monument by ASI, is diagonally located from the current location.Due to the geometry of the building the building can’t be moved diagonally, the structure must be moved in two mutually perpendicular location to its final location to keep the orientation same.The move involves movement of100m length along the first direction and 30m long in the second direction.
Lowering of Structure:The building will be lowered and integrated o­n the pre-laid foundation at the new location.

First such work in India completed successfully today.

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Dimensions of Armoury

10 m x 13 m

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Weight of the Armoury

900Tonnes

3

Age of Monument

Over 200 Years

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Structure Lifted by

2 Ft.

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Distance moved

100 m + 30 m = 130 m

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Distance moved day wise

1st Day : 40 m

2nd Day : 42 m

3rd Day:18 m

4th Day:30 m

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Shiftingstarted o­n

06.03.2017

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Shifting completed o­n

10.03.2017

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Cost of shifting

Rs.13.6 Crores

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Work executed by

South Western Railway through

M/S PSL - Wolfe JV inco-ordination withArcheological Dept. (GoK)

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Man power involved

20 Railway officials along with

26 Technicians

(6 - M/s. Wolfe & 20 - M/s. PSL)

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Method of lifting

Unified jacking system

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Method of shifting

Hydraulic body push Rams

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In charge (Railways)

Shri K Ravichandran,

Dy.Chief Engineer/Mysuru

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In charge (Firm)

Shri  Jamin Buckingham

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Scope of shifting Work

(I)Preparatory Work

(2 months)

§Detailed feasibility & investigative studies

§Protection to existing Railway track.

§Making foundation ready at new location

§Excavation work around the structure


(II)Actual Work

(4 days)

§Insertion of load frames

§Lifting of structure

§Movement of structure

§Lowering of structure


(III)After Shifting

(1.5 months)

§Separatingstructure from beams

§Building Compound wall around the structure

§First such translocation of a structure in India – very important given the historical value of monument involved.

Extremely sensitive as the site is adjacent to existing Railway line, A SI protected monuments, Cauvery river, Railway bridges over the river etc.


Mysuru-bengaluru Doubling project


Last stretch of 1.7 Km pending for translocation of Tippus Armoury

Track linking to be completed by : 31.03.2017

Inspection of Commissioner of Railway Safety and sanction will follow

The entire doubling of 139 Km section will be completed.

Doubling was done in phases

Will help in dealing more trains and reduce running time of trains

Will be immensely helpful in connecting Bengaluru and Mysuru - two most important cities of Karnataka


Ramanagaram-Mysore doubling (93km) with electrification of Kengeri - Mysore (125 km) - Target in 2015-16 is 28 km

Cost sharing pattern : Doubling GoK : Rly – 2/3 : 1/3,

Electrification GoK:Rly – 1:1


Year of sanction-2007-08
Anticipated cost-Rs.874.57 Cr.
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Weekly Superfast Special train between Bandra Terminus & Bikaner from 12thApril, 2017 to 29th June, 2017

Train No. 09011 / 09012 Bandra Terminus – Bikaner – Bandra Terminus (Weekly) Superfast Special train o­n Special fare                       [24 services]



Train No.09011 Bandra Terminus - Bikaner (Weekly) Superfast Special train o­n Special fare will leave Bandra Terminus at 11.25 hrs every Wednesday and will reach Bikaner o­n the next day (Thursday) at 9.25 hrs. This train will run from 12th April to 28th June, 2017.

Similarly, Train No 09012 Bikaner - Bandra Terminus (Weekly) Superfast Special train o­n Special fare will leave Bikaner at 14.50 hrs every Thursday and will reach Bandra Terminus o­n the next day (Friday) at 12.45 hrs. This train will run from 13th April to 29th June, 2017.

The train will halt at Borivali, Vapi, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Nadiad, Ahmedabad, Mehsana Jn., Palanpur, Abu Road, Falna, Marwar Jn., Pali Marwar, Jodhpur, Merta Road, Nagaur and Nokha stations in both directions.

        The train will have AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper class coaches and Pantry Car.



Booking for train No. 09011 Bandra Terminus - Bikaner (Weekly) Superfast Special train o­n Special fare will be opened from 23rd March, 2017 with Advance Reservation period of 120 days at all Passenger Reservation Centre and IRCTC website.
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SPECIAL TRAIN FROM AHMEDABAD TO CHENNAI CENTRAL (via Vasai Road)

Train No. 06046 / 06045 Ahmedabad – Chennai Central – Ahmedabad Special o­n Special Fare(Via Vasai Road)[26 services]


Train No. 06046 Ahmedabad – Chennai Central Special train o­n Special fare will leave Ahmedabad at 9.40 hrs every Monday, will arrive Vasai Road o­n the same day (Monday) at 16.50 hrs and will reach Chennai Central o­n the next day (Tuesday) at 17.10 hrs. This train will run from 3rdApril to 26th June, 2017.

        Similarly, Train No. 06045 Chennai Central - Ahmedabad Special train o­n Special fare will leave Chennai Central at 20.00 hrs every Saturday, will arrive Vasai Road at 22.35 hrs the next day (Sunday) and will reach Ahmedabad o­n the third day (Monday) at 5.45 hrs. This train will run from 1st April to 24th June, 2017.

        The train will have AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, AC Chair Car coaches and Pantry Car.

This train will halt at Nadiad, Anand, Vadodara, Surat, Vapi, Boisar, Vasai Road,Kalyan, Lonavala, Pune, Daund, Solapur Jn., Wadi, Yadgir, Raichur, Mantralayam Road, Adoni, Guntakal Jn., Gooty, Tadipatri, Yerranguntla, Cuddappah, Razampeta, Koduru, Renigunta and Arakkonam stations in both directions, while train no. 06046 will also have an additional halt at Perambur station.

Booking for train No. 06046 Ahmedabad – Chennai Central Special train o­n Special fare will be opened from 24th March, 2017with Advance Reservation period of 120 days at all Passenger Reservation Centre and IRCTC website.

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ER COMPLETED FIVE DOUBLE LINE PROJECTS DURING THIS FISCAL WHILE ELEVEN ARE ON THE ANVIL

Eastern Railway has successfully commissioned five double line projects for further improvement of traffic and passenger amenity over its jurisdiction. The projects already commissioned during 2016-17 are – Sagardighi – Azimganj Cabin, Dakshin Barasat – Lakshmikantapur, Palassey – Jiaganj, Azimganj – Manigram and Sandalia – Champapukur. Moreover, construction of eleven double lines in different routes are in progress and nearing completion. These are – Sainthia – Tarapith 3rdline, Tarapith – Rampurhat 3rdline, Liluah – Dankuni 3rdline, Dankuni – Bhattanagar, Mandarhill – Dumka – Rampurhat, Katwa – Bazarsau, Dankuni – Chandanpur 4thline, Boinchi – Shaktigarh, Bandel – Boinchi, Pirpainti – Bhagalpur and Bazarsau – Azimganj.



Apart from these, two gauge conversion works are also under active progress. In the Barddhaman – Katwa gauge conversion (51.52 km), the narrow gauge section of Barddhaman – Balgona (25 km) has already been converted to Broad gauge and the remaining stretch from Balgona to Katwa (26.52 km) is expected to be commissioned shortly. In the Ahmedpur – Katwa (51.92 km) gauge conversion, the stretch between Ahmedpur - Pachandi (39.62 km) has already been commissioned for goods traffic and the balance stretch from Pachandi to Katwa (12.60 km) is planned for commissioning very soon.



Moreover, construction of Jamalpur bye-pass line has already been commissioned while the work of new line projects viz. Tarakeswar – Bishnupur (5.50 km) and Azimganj – Murshidabad are in full swing.
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special train between Sealdah & Ajmer

03137 Sealdah-Ajmer ‘URS’ special (Via Barkakana, Chopan) will leave Sealdah at 11:25 hrs. o­n 31.3.2017 (Friday) to reach Ajmer at 8:00 hrs. o­n 2.4.2017 (Sunday) and  03138 Ajmer-Sealdah ‘URS’ special (Via Barkakana, Chopan) will leave Ajmer at 20:30 hrs. o­n 5.4.20017 (Wednesday) to reach Sealdah at 17:00 hrs. o­n 7.4.2017 (Friday).
        The special train will have General Second class, Sleeper class and Air-conditioned coaches.
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INSPECTION OF THE NEWLY CONVERTED BROAD GAUGE RAILWAY LINE BETWEEN PODANUR - POLLACHI AND SPEED TRIAL

Inspection of newly converted BG line between Pollachi and Podanur by Commissioner for Railway Safety on 23.03.2017 and 24.03.2017

Sri K.A. Manoharan, Commissioner for Railway Safety, Southern Circle, Bangaluru, will be conducting inspection of the newly converted BG line between Pollachi and Podanur, on 23.03.2017 and 24.03.2017. He will be accompanied by Sri E. Srinivas, Dy. Commissioner for Railway Safety, Sri. L. Sudhakar Rao, Chief Administrative Officer, Construction, Southern Railway, Sri Prafulla Verma, Chief Engineer, Construction, Southern Railway, Sri M. Elavarasan, Chief Signal & Telecommunications Engineer, Southern Railway, Sri Hari Shankar Verma, DRM, Salem, Sri Naresh Lalwani, DRM, Palakkad, and Sri R. Ramakrishnan, Dy. Chief Engineer, Construction, Podanur, along with other Southern Railway, Salem Division and Palakkad Division officials.

He will be conducting inspection by motor trolley on 23.03.2017 (between 10.30 hrs. and 15.00 hrs. approx) from Pollachi to Kinathukadavu. On 24.03.2017, he will be conducting Motor Trolley Inspection between Kinatthukkadavu and Pollachi (from 10.00 hrs. to 14.00 hrs. approx) and will carry out speed trials (between 15.30 hrs and 17.30 hrs approx) between Podanur and Pollachi, using diesel locomotive and coaches. Hence, it is requested that public may please avoid coming near the track between Pollachi and Podanur during these timings.

The track between Pollachi and Podanur has been converted from MG to BG for a distance of 40 kms at a cost of Rs. 340 crores, starting the work from 2010. The works for the BG line has been carried out through rocky areas for a distance of about 4 kms using deep cutting method. 110 bridges, both Road Over Bridge (ROB) and Limited Use Subway (LUS), have been constructed in the new line. There were 37 LC gates, both manned and unmanned, in the erstwhile MG section that has been brought down to 14 LCs now, by construction ROB and LUS. Of these 14 LCs, 3 more are planned to be closed along with 1 unmanned LC, within 3 months. The new BG line will provide vital rail link from Coimbatore to Southern cities, such as Palani, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Rameswaram and Nagercoil, that will reduce the travelling time to a great extent between Coimbatore and these places.
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CHANGES IN PATTERN OF TRAIN SERVICES between Vriddhachalam – Mathur in Villupuram – Tiruchchirappalli section

Due to Line Block to facilitate engineering works for commissioning the second broad gauge railway line between Vriddhachalam – Mathur in Villupuram – Tiruchchirappalli section, changes will be made in the pattern of train services as detailed below.


A.The following trains will be partially cancelled:
Train No.56706 / 56705 Madurai – Villupuram – Madurai passenger trains will be partially cancelled between Ariyalur – Villupuram o­n 26th, 27th & 28th March, 2017.
Train No.76849 / 76850 Vriddhachalam – Salem – Vriddhachalam passenger trains will be partially cancelled between Mukhasaparur – Vriddhachalam o­n 28thMarch, 2017.

Train No.56514 Bangalore – Karaikkal passenger train will be partially cancelled between Vriddhachalam – Karaikkal o­n 27th March, 2017.The train will run from Bangalore to Vriddhachalam o­nly.

Train No.56513 Karaikkal – Bangalore passenger train will be partially cancelled between Karaikkal – Mukhasaparur o­n 28th March, 2017.The train will run from Mukhasaparur to Bangalore o­nly.



B.The following trains will be rescheduled:
Train No.16352 Nagercoil – Mumbai CST Express, scheduled to leave Nagercoil at 05.00 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave late by 60 minutes o­n 26thMarch, 2017.
Train No.12664 Tiruchchirappalli – Howrah Express, scheduled to leave Tiruchchirappalli at 16.00 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave late by 75 minutes o­n 28thMarch, 2017.

Train No.12605 Chennai Egmore – Karaikkudi Pallavan Express, scheduled to leave Chennai Egmore at 15.45 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave late by 60 minutes o­n 28th March, 2017.





C.The following trains will be diverted:
Train No.16127 Chennai Egmore – Guruvayur Express will be diverted to run via Villupuram, Mayiladuthurai and Tiruchchirappalli o­n 26th, 27th& 28th March, 2017.
Train No.16128 Guruvayur – Chennai Egmore Express will be diverted to run via Tiruchchirappalli, Mayiladuthurai and Villupuram o­n 28th March, 2017.

Train No.12635 Chennai Egmore – Madurai Vaigai Express will be diverted to run via Villupuram, Mayiladuthurai and Tiruchchirappalli o­n 28thMarch, 2017.

Train No.12636 Madurai – Chennai Egmore Vaigai Express will be diverted to run via Tiruchchirappalli, Mayiladuthurai and Villupuram o­n 28thMarch, 2017.



D.The following train will be regulated:
Train No.76842 Tiruchchirappalli – Cuddalore Port Jn. passenger train will be regulated / delayed at Sendurai (between Ariyalur – Vriddhachalam) for 30 minutes o­n 28th March, 2017.


E.The following trains will be short terminated:
Train No.76850 Salem – Vriddhachalam passenger train will be short terminated at Mukhasaparur till 27th March, 2017.
Train No.76849 Vriddhachalam – Salem passenger train will leave from Mukhasaparur till 27th March, 2017.
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Change in the operation of T.No. 06047 Chennai Egmore-Trichirappalli Special Train on 28.03.2017

Special fare special trains between Chennai Egmore – Tiruchchirappalli (via Villupuram, Vriddhachalam, Attur, Salem, Karur) have been announced.

Due to engineering works at Vridhachalam, on 28.03.2017, T.No.06047 Chennai Egmore Trichirappalli Special Fare Special Train will be operated from Chennai Egmore to Trichirappalli via Chennai Beach, Arakkonam and Jolarpet, to reach Salem, instead of the original route of Villupuram, Vridchalam and Attur. Beyond Salem, the train will be operated in the already announced route.

Train No.06047 Chennai Egmore – Tiruchchirappalli special fare special train will leave Chennai Egmore at 07.40 hrs. o­n 24th, 28th & 31st March, 2017 and reach Tiruchchirappalli at 18.30 hrs. the same day.
Train No.06048 Tiruchchirappalli – Chennai Egmore special fare special train will leave Tiruchchirappalli at 08.15 hrs. o­n 23rd, 27th & 30th March, 2017 and reach Chennai Egmore at 18.45 hrs. the same day.


The route of Train No.06047 Chennai Egmore – Tiruchchirappalli special fare special train scheduled to run on 28thMarch, 2017 has been changed.Instead of running via Villupuram, Vriddhachalam and Attur, the train will run via Chennai Beach, Arakkonam and Jolarpettai to reach Salem.Beyond Salem, there is no change in the route.There is no change in the route of Train No.06048 o­n any day.This change has been necessitated by engineering works at Vriddhachalam yard.


Hence, Train No.06047 Chennai Egmore – Tiruchchirappalli special fare special train o­n 28th March, 2017 will run via Chennai Beach, Arakkonam and Jolarpettai to reach Salem.
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