20 May 2017

Central Railway Mega Block on Main line and Harbour o­n 21.05.2017

Central Railway will operate Mega Block on Main line and Harbour line for carrying out maintenance work o­n 21.05.2017



THANE - KALYAN DN FAST LINE FROM 10.30 AM TO 3.30 PM

Down fast & semi-fast services leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai from 09.38 am to 2.54 pm will halt at Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup and Mulund stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts.

Down fast trains beyond Thane will be diverted o­n down slow line between Thane and Kalyan halting at all stations and will arrive destination 20 minutes behind schedule.

Up fast/Semi fast line services leaving Thane station 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 Dn and Up slow locals leaving / arriving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm will arrive destination 10 minutes behind schedule.

KURLA-VASHI UP AND DN HARBOUR LINES FROM 11.10 AM TO 4.10 PM.

Dn Harbour line services to Panvel/Belapur/Vashi leaving from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus from 10.35 am to 3.37 pm and Up Harbour line services for Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus leaving Panvel/Belapur/Vashi from 10.20 am to 3.48 pm will remain suspended.


However special local trains will run o­n Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus - Kurla and Vashi - Panvel sections during the block period.

Harbour Line passengers are also permitted to travel via Trans-Harbour / Main Line from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.
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Due to Line Block / Power Block works for commissioning of the double line section between Valadi – Ponmalai in Tiruchchirappalli Division,the pattern of train services on On 21.05.2017, Sundayand On 22.05.2017, Monday

Due to Line Block / Power Block to facilitate engineering works for commissioning of the double line section between Valadi – Ponmalai in Tiruchchirappalli Division, changes will be made in the pattern of train services as detailed below.

On 21.05.2017, Sunday

Train No.16127 Chennai Egmore – Guruvayur Express, scheduled to leave Chennai Egmore at 08.15 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Chennai Egmore at 09.25 hrs. (late by 1 hour and 10 minutes) and reach Tiruchchirappalli late by 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Train No.16128 Guruvayur – Chennai Egmore Express will be regulated / delayedat Tiruchchirappalli for 15 minutes.

Train No.16352 Nagercoil – Mumbai CST Express, scheduled to leave Nagercoil at 05.00 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Nagercoil at 07.00 hrs. (late by 2 hours).

Train No.16233 / 16234 Mayiladuthurai – Tiruchchirappalli – Mayiladuthurai Express trains will be fully cancelled.

Train No.76841 Cuddalore Port – Tiruchchirappalli passenger train will be short terminated at Srirangam.

Train No.76846 Tiruchchirappalli – Vriddhachalam passenger train, scheduled to leave Tiruchchirappalli at 18.15 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave late by 15 minutes.



On 22.05.2017, Monday
Train No.16127 Chennai Egmore – Guruvayur Express, scheduled to leave Chennai Egmore at 08.15 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Chennai Egmore at 09.25 hrs. (late by 1 hour and 10 minutes) and reach Tiruchchirappalli late by 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Train No.16128 Guruvayur – Chennai Egmore Express will be regulated / delayedat Tiruchchirappalli for 15 minutes.

Train No.16233 / 16234 Mayiladuthurai – Tiruchchirappalli – Mayiladuthurai Express trains will be fully cancelled.

Train No.76841 Cuddalore Port – Tiruchchirappalli passenger train will be short terminated at Srirangam.

Train No.76846 Tiruchchirappalli – Vriddhachalam passenger train, scheduled to leave Tiruchchirappalli at 18.15 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave late by 15 minutes.

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Train No. 22119 / 22120 Mumbai CST – Karmali – Mumbai CST, Tejas Superfast Express

Regular Service :

Commencement of Regular Service:
a. 22120 Ex. Karmali w.e.f. 23/05/2017.
b. 22119 Ex. Mumbai CST w.e.f. 24/05/2017.

 1. Timings upto 09/06/2017- Non Monsoon (Five days a week) :

Train No. 22119  Mumbai CST – Karmali , Tejas Superfast. will leave from Mumbai CST  at 05:00 hrs on every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday (Five days a week). Train will reach Karmali  at 13:30  Hrs on same day.

Train No. 22120 Karmali - Mumbai CST, Tejas Superfast. will leave from Karmali at 14:30 hrs on every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday (Five days a week). Train will reach Mumbai CST  at 23:00  Hrs on same day.

2. Timings w.e.f. 10/06/2017 to 31/10/2017 (Tri wekly):

Train No. 22119  Mumbai CST – Karmali , Tejas Superfast. will leave from Mumbai CST  at 05:00 hrs on every Monday, Wednesday & Saturday  (Tri weekly). Train will reach Karmali  at 15:30 Hrs on same day.

Train No. 22120 Karmali - Mumbai CST, Tejas Superfast. will leave from Karmali at 07:30 hrs on every Tuesday, Thursday, & Sunday (Tri weekly). Train will reach Mumbai CST  at 19:45  Hrs on same day.

The train will halt at Dadar, Thane, Panvel, Ratnagiri and Karmali stations.

Composition: Total 15 LHB Coaches :- 1st AC CC – 01 Coach, CC – 12 Coach, Generator Cum SLR – 02 Coach.

The booking of the train will be opened on 21/05/2017 for both inaugural and regular services.

Passengers may avail of the services.
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REGULATION OF SER TRAIN SERVICES O­N 21.5.17 DUE TO TRAFFIC-CUM-POWER BLOCK IN CHAKRADHARPUR DIVISION

Traffic-cum-Power Block will be imposed from 10.30 hrs-17.00 hrs o­n 21.05.17 for launching of two Limited Height Subways between Maluka - Dangoaposi and Kendposi – Maluka Stations of Chakradharpur Division, South Eastern Railway.  As a result, the following train services will be regulated:-

       SHORT TERMINATION/SHORT ORIGINATION OF TRAIN O­N 21.05.2017
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·  12021 Up Howrah-Barbil Janshatabdi Express will be short terminated at Chaibasa and will run back as 12022 Dn Janshatabdi Express from Chaibasa to Howrah. Hence, the service of 12021/12022 will remain cancelled between Chaibasa – Barbil –Chaibasa.
REGULATION OF TRAIN O­N 21.05.17
·58110 Gua-Tatanagar Passenger will be controlled suitably for 60 minutes  in the section
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Train No.16575 / 16576 Yesvantpur – Mangalore Jn. – Yesvantpur tri-weekly ‘Gomoteshwara’ express trains timings changed

The timings of Train No.16575 / 16576 Yesvantpur – Mangalore Jn. – Yesvantpur tri-weekly ‘Gomoteshwara’ express trains are to be revised.


The timings of ‘Gomoteshwara’ express trains will be revised with effect from 01.06.2017 ex Yesvantpur and 02.06.2017 ex Mangalore Jn.There will be no change in the composition of the trains and the days of service.


The revised timings are provided below.

Train No.16575
Yesvantpur – Mangalore Jn. ‘Gomoteshwara’ Express
(Sun, Tue, Thu)
Stations
Train No.16576
Mangalore Jn. – Yesvantpur ‘Gomoteshwara Express
(Mon, Wed, Fri)
07.10
Yesvantpur
20.30
07.20 / 07.21
Chikbanavar
19.59 / 20.00
07.38 / 07.39
Nelamangala
19.39 / 19.40
08.24 / 08.25
Kunigal
18.54 / 18.55
08.38 / 08.39
Yediyuru
18.29 / 18.30
08.55 / 08.56
B.G. Nagar
18.09 / 18.10
09.29 / 09.30
Shravanabelagola
17.34 / 17.35
09.40 / 09.41
Channarayapatna
17.24 / 17.25
10.30 / 10.35
Hassan
16.45 / 16.50
11.35 / 11.40
Sakleshpur
15.40 / 15.45
14.25 / 14.30
Subramanya Road
13.00 / 13.05
15.18 / 15.20
Kabakaputtur
12.20 / 12.22
15.50 / 15.52
Bantawala
11.56 / 11.58
17.30
Mangalore Jn.
11.30
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Commissioning of Electrification on Guntakal-Raichur-Wadi Section and Nallapadu-Cumbum Section of SCR; - Significant Milestone in the path of progress

South Central Railway achieved another significant milestone with the commissioning of Electrical Traction o­n Guntakal-Raichur-Wadi section and Nallapadu-Cumbum section of Guntur-Nandyal rail route. Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) issued authorisation for introduction of Electrical Traction o­n these two routes with a length a 301 Route kilometres and 517 Track Kilometres in o­ne go. CRS authorization issued for electrical traction of Guntakal-Chiksugur section (136 Rkm) and Nallapadu-Cumbum section (165 Rkm).

Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, South Central Railway has been focussing o­n providing new impetus to the speedy completion of all infrastructural works o­n SCR. He conducted extensive works review meetings with Rail Viksas Nigam Limited (RVNL) and Centre for Railway Electrification Organisation (CORE) officials to facilitate timely execution of the projects. His initiatives facilitated timely approval of plans, budgetary sanctions and speedy execution of the works as well as prompt certification of Commissioner Railway Safety for the projects which helps in the Operational convenience and improving the mobility of Passenger and Freight Trains. It is a new record in the history of South Central Railway to get CRS authorisation for 517 kms length of Electric Traction in o­ne go

Guntakal-Raichur-Wadi Electrification project

The Guntakal-Raichur-Wadi section which provides a vital link towards Mumbai and North India from Chennai, Bengaluru and Southern parts. Guntakal-Wadi Electrification project was sanctioned in the year 2009-10. This section has 228 Route Kilometres and 547 Track Kilometres. The Guntakal-Chiksugur section comprising 136 route kilometre length was authorized for introduction of electrical traction by Commissioner of Railway Safety recently. The entire project was executed with an expenditure of 207.7 crores. The electrification works of this section were taken up in two parts i.e., Wadi-Raichur & Guntakal-Raichur sections. Wadi-Raichur section has a length of 107 route kilometres and a length of 260 track kilometres. Guntakal-Raichur section has a length of 121 route kilometres and a length of 287 track kilometres. This section is having a total of 26 stations Enroute, 49 Manned level crossings and 17 Un-manned level crossings.

The completion of electrification between Wadi and Guntakal will enable to run Trains with Electric engines between Mumbai, New Delhi and Bengaluru, Chennai. Commissioner of Railway Safety authorised for running of electrical locomotives o­n Chiksugur-Guntakal Sectionrecently.

Electrification of Nallapadu-Cumbum Section (165 Rkm)

The electrification of the Section Nallapadu-Cumbum-Diguvametta-Dhone-Guntakal, with a total 426 Route Kilometer was sanctioned at an estimated cost of Rs. 363.32 Cr. during the year 2012-13. So far an amount of Rs.261.46 was incurred for the Nallapadu-Diguvametta section.

As a part of the electrification project, the section between Nallapadu-Cumbum is completed o­n Guntur-Nandyal-Guntakal rail route. Nallapadu-Cumbum section comprises of 165 Route Kilometers and 200 Track Kilometers. Commissioner of Railway Safety, South Central Circle/Secunderabad has conducted statutory inspection and authorized for introduction of passenger train services o­n electric traction was issued.
The advantages of this Electric Traction in the section of Nallapadu-Cumbum
will be –
The passenger Trains between Tenali-Markapur can be converted from Diesel Loco hauling to Electric Loco hauling which will save diesel cost, avoid pollution with increased sectional speed for optimum utilization.
All Diesel hauled Trains (Passenger/Goods) will run o­n Electric Traction from Vijayawada to Guntur and can be extended up to Markapur covering also Narsaraopet and Vinukonda.

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Regulation/Diversion of Trains Due To Two Nos.Traffic and Power Blocks for the placement of relieving girder at Bridge No. 88 between Babugarh-Hapur Stations on Moradabad-Ghaziabad section of Moradabad Division on Northern Railway


Due To Two Nos. of Traffic and Power Block of duration for 04.05 hrs o­n 20.05.2017 and 05.00 hrs o­n 23.05.2017 for placement of relieving girder and RCC Box Segment at Bridge No. 88 situated between Babugarh-Hapur Stations o­n Moradabad-Ghaziabad section of Moradabad Division o­n Northern Railway, the following trains will be Diverted/ Regulated during block as under:

Diversion of Trains During Block

·The 15909 Dibrugarh-Lalgarh Avadh-Assam Express train Journey Commencing o­n 21.05.2017 will be diverted to run via Moradabad-Tapri-Ghaziabad if required.

·The 15036 Kathgodam-Delhi Uttar Sampark Kranti Express train Journey Commencing o­n 23.05.2017 will be diverted to run via Moradabad-Tapri-Ghaziabad.

Regulation Of Trains During Block

·The 54055 Moradabad-Delhi Passenger train will be regulated for 10 minutes enroute o­n 20.05.2017 & for 30 minutes enroute o­n 23.05.2017.
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Due to Line Block / Power Block works for commissioning of the double line section between Valadi – Ponmalai in Tiruchchirappalli Division,the pattern of train services on 23.05.2017, Tuesday

Due to Line Block / Power Block to facilitate engineering works for commissioning of the double line section between Valadi – Ponmalai in Tiruchchirappalli Division, changes will be made in the pattern of train services on 23.05.2017, Tuesday as detailed below.


Changes in Express Train Services o­n 23.05.2017, Tuesday
Train No.16127 Chennai Egmore – Guruvayur Express will be diverted to run via Vriddhachalam, Salem, Karur and Tiruchchirappalli.
Train No.16128 Guruvayur – Chennai Egmore Express will be diverted to run via Tiruchchirappalli, Karur, Salem and Vriddhachalam.

Train No.12636 Madurai – Chennai Egmore Vaigai Express will be diverted to run via Main Line and reach Villupuram late by 1 hour and 25 minutes.

Train No.16853 Chennai Egmore – Tiruchchirappalli Express, scheduled to leave Chennai Egmore at 08.30 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Chennai Egmore at 10.30 hrs. (late by 2 hours) and will reach Tiruchchirappalli at 19.00 hrs.

Train No.12664 Tiruchchirappalli – Howrah Express, scheduled to leave Tiruchchirappalli at 16.00 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Tiruchchirappalli at 19.00 hrs. (late by 3 hours).

Train No.12635 Chennai Egmore – Madurai Vaigai Express will be regulated / delayedat Srirangam for 30minutes.

Train No.15120 Manduadih – Rameswaram weekly Express will be regulated / delayedfor 60 minutes between Villupuram – Tiruchchirappalli and reach Tiruchchirappalli late by 60 minutes.




Changes in Passenger Train Services o­n 23.05.2017, Tuesday
Train No.76804 Tiruchchirappalli – Lalgudi passenger train will be fully cancelled.
Train No.56821 / 56822Mayiladuthurai – Tirunelveli – Mayiladuthurai passenger trains will be partially cancelledbetween Mayiladuthurai – Tiruchchirappalli.

Train No.56811 / 56812 Mayiladuthurai – Tiruchchirappalli – Mayiladuthurai passenger trains will be partially cancelled between Tiruverumbur – Tiruchchirappalli.

Train No.76841 / 76842 Cuddalore Port – Tiruchchirappalli – Cuddalore Port passenger trains will be partially cancelled between Lalgudi – Tiruchchirappalli.

Train No.76845 / 76846 Vriddhachalam – Tiruchchirappalli – Vriddhachalam passenger trains will be partially cancelled between Srirangam – Tiruchchirappalli.

Train No.76805 Mannargudi – Tiruchchirappalli passenger train will be short terminated at Tiruverumbur.

Train No.76851 Nagore – Tiruchchirappalli passenger train will be short terminatedat Tiruverumbur.

Train No.56711 Karaikal – Tiruchchirappalli passenger train, scheduled to leave Karaikal at 12.15 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Karaikal at 14.15 hrs. (late by 2 hours).

Train No.76806 Tiruchchirappalli – Mannargudi passenger train, scheduled to leave Tiruchchirappalli at 17.30 hrs., will leave Tiruchchirappalli at 21.15 hrs. as a passenger special train.
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Diversion of Trains due to Traffic Block Due to Non-interlocking work at Rajatalab station in North Eastern Railway, traffic blocks are imposed from 21st May to 25th May, 2107


Due to Non-interlocking work at Rajatalab station in North Eastern Railway, traffic blocks are imposed from 21st May to 25th May, 2107. Consequently, the following Express Trains diverted and provided Temporary Stoppage as detailed below:-

Diversion of Trains (03 Services):

1. Train No. 12791 Secunderabad – Danapur Superfast Express journey commencing from 21st May to 24th May, 2017 (Ex-Secundrabad) is diverted to run via Allahabad Chheoki, Mirzapur and Mughal Sarai instead of its normal path via Allahabad-Allahabad City - Manduadih. Temporary stoppage of 2 minutes will be given at Allahabad Chheoki.

2. Train No. 12792 Danapur - Secunderabad Superfast Express journey commencing from 22nd May to 25th May, 2017 (Ex-Danapur) is diverted to run via Mughal Sarai, Mirzapur and Allahabad Chheoki instead of its normal path via Manduadih – Allahabad - Allahabad City. Temporary stoppage of 2 minutes will be given at Allahabad Chheoki.

3. Train No. 16360 Patna - Ernakulam Express journey commencing on 23rd May, 2017 (Ex-Patna) is diverted to run via Varanasi, Bhadohi and Prayag instead of its normal path via Manduadih - Allahabad City.
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INTRODUCTION OF TEJAS EXPRESS ON KONKAN RAILWAY

Train No. 22119 / 22120 Mumbai CST – Karmali – Mumbai CST, Tejas Superfast Express on Konkan Railway Route ( five days a week). The details are as follows:-

A. Inaugural Service :

Hon’ble Minister for Railways will flag-off Train No. 22119 Mumbai CST-Karmali Tejas Superfast as Inaugural Special 02119 from Mumbai CST on 22/05/2017 (Monday) at 15.25 hrs via Video conferencing from Swami Narayan Sabhagruh, Dadar. The train will reach Karmali at 00:35 hrs on next day.

B. Regular Service :

Commencement of Regular Service:
a. 22120 Ex. Karmali w.e.f. 23/05/2017.
b. 22119 Ex. Mumbai CST w.e.f. 24/05/2017.

 1. Timings upto 09/06/2017- Non Monsoon (Five days a week) :

Train No. 22119  Mumbai CST – Karmali , Tejas Superfast. will leave from Mumbai CST  at 05:00 hrs on every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday (Five days a week). Train will reach Karmali  at 13:30  Hrs on same day.

Train No. 22120 Karmali - Mumbai CST, Tejas Superfast. will leave from Karmali at 14:30 hrs on every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday (Five days a week). Train will reach Mumbai CST  at 23:00  Hrs on same day.

2. Timings w.e.f. 10/06/2017 to 31/10/2017 (Tri wekly):

Train No. 22119  Mumbai CST – Karmali , Tejas Superfast. will leave from Mumbai CST  at 05:00 hrs on every Monday, Wednesday & Saturday  (Tri weekly). Train will reach Karmali  at 15:30 Hrs on same day.

Train No. 22120 Karmali - Mumbai CST, Tejas Superfast. will leave from Karmali at 07:30 hrs on every Tuesday, Thursday, & Sunday (Tri weekly). Train will reach Mumbai CST  at 19:45  Hrs on same day.

The train will halt at Dadar, Thane, Panvel, Ratnagiri and Karmali stations.

Composition: Total 15 LHB Coaches :- 1st AC CC – 01 Coach, CC – 12 Coach, Generator Cum SLR – 02 Coach.

The booking of the train will be opened on 21/05/2017 for both inaugural and regular services.

Passengers may avail of the services.
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19 May 2017

Minister of Railways Inspects Rake of Tejas Train

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inspected the Rake of Tejas Train. Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A. K. Mital, Member Rolling Stock Railway Board Shri Ravindra Gupta, Member Traction Shri Ghanshyam Singh, other Railway Board Members, GM Northern Railway Shri R. K. Kulshreshta and senior officials were also present on the occasion.

 Background:

Tejas Express is a semi high speed train having modern on board facilities, enhanced passenger comfort and showcases the future of Train travel in India. Tejas Express is set to be introduced soon. The coaches are manufactured at Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala . The newly designed coaches are capable of running at a speed of 200 km/h but due to constraints related to rail tracks these coaches will run at a speed of 160 km/h. Speed potential of 200 Kmph was achieved by providing Steel brake disc, Sintered pads, Electro-pneumatic assist Brake system.

 The first rake comprising 19 coaches including sixteen non-executive and two executive chair cars besides one power coach was inspected by Minister of Railways today. One Executive Coach will be turned into a Smart Coach at a later date having extra facilities as announced in the Budget 2016-17.

 Features of Tejas Train:

Bio-vacuum toilets (less water consumption and hygienic)
Water level indicators
Touchless Water Taps, Soap dispenser
Marble finish Anti graffiti coating
Hand dryers
New design Dust bin
Vinyl Wrapped specially designed exteriors
Automatic entrance plug type doors (provides better sound and heat insulation, can be controlled by Guard panel)
Secured gangways (reduce sound levels, dirt, sand, water ingress, increase passenger safety & Comfort, energy efficiency, elegant design)
Electro Pneumatic Air brakes
Fire & smoke detection and suppression system.
Fire suppression system in Power car.
CCTV cameras for security
GPS based Passenger Information display System
Call bell integrated with berth reading light.
Digital Destination Boards
Integrated braille displays
E-Leather as improved upholstery
Redesigned backrest with higher height
Redesigned armrest
Leg support for Executive Chair Car with gas spring
Energy Efficient LED Lights
LED TV with Touch Control for each passenger (with recorded content, can be upgraded to Live TV)
Provided with USB charging facility
Magazines
Tea and Coffee vending machines
Snack tables
Local cuisine
Celebrity Chef Menu

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FREE Wi-Fi facility at 28 Railway Stations on Konkan Railway

Konkan Railway took various initiatives under able guidance of Hon’ble Railway Minister for the upliftment of Konkan Region by way of providing more and more passenger amenities/facilities on its railway stations which has facilitated in making the journey more comfortable.


Konkan Railway in its continued efforts and dedicated approach to community development and with a view to provide FREE Internet bandwidth to the rural areas of Konkan Region, Konkan Railway  has tied up with M/s SYSCON/JOISTER for provision of 2 Mbps peer to peer 24 hrs FREE Wi-Fi INTERNET bandwidth at  28 stations of Konkan Railway. This is an unique service being provided by Konkan Railway to its passengers.

In line with Government’s Digital India Initiative, M/s SYSCON/JOISTER are providing the JOISPOT brand Wi-Fi in Pune & Mumbai educational institutes in Maharashtra state and have now undertaken as  part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity of providing FREE Wi-Fi bandwidth to the rural area on the Konkan route.

JOISPOT  Free Wi-Fi mobile app provides 2 MBPS high speed Wireless internet with unlimited uploads. The highlights of FREE Wi-Fi Internet bandwidth provided at Konkan Railway stations are:

It covers the Station entrance and Circulating area.
To access the Free Wi-fi, user has to open the JOISPOT mobile app and register using his/her name and mobile number and request for One time password (OTP).
Un-limited FREE Wi-Fi facility will be provided at 28 stations from KOLAD to MADURE in the initial phase with a peer to peer speed of 2 Mbps.
The system can provide access to about 300 users at bigger stations and about 100 users at smaller stations.

This facility will  helps travelling public, commutes & tourists on Konkan Railway to access essential information and they could use their time productively while waiting for trains at railway stations. This initiative of corporation is a steps towards making a smarter India.

Hon’ble Minister of Railway Shri Suresh Prabhu will inaugurate the said facility very soon.

Konkan Railway always believes in providing better passenger amenities to its passengers for their comfortable journey.
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Minister of Railways Inaugurates Round Table Conference with Non Railway Stakeholders on Railway Security Issues

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated the Round Table Conference with non Railway Stakeholders on Railway Security Issues.

Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain was specially be present to grace the occasion. Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A. K. Mital, Member (Staff) Railway Board Shri Pradeep Kumar, other Railway Board Members and senior officials were also present on the occasion. Shri S.K. Bhagat, DG/RPF summed up the deliberations at the end of the daylong session. The inputs by various stakeholders were submitted in course of the discussion and effort will be made to implement them.


Speaking on the occasion Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said that Safety and Security on Railways has always been challenging and hence have acquired great importance. There are lot of challenges in safe & secured running of trains. In India there are various vulnerable sections in our network. Indian Railways is looking at different ideas from different stakeholders for improving the security issues in Railways. For Example Indian Railways has started Central monitoring system for monitoring security in Konkan Railways. Railways is now giving more emphasis on intelligence gathering and forensic issues. Indian Railways is taking various additional measures to improve the security of women passengers across its network. Indian Railways has to closely work with local police as the Law & Order is a State Subject. This ideation is needed to meet new challenges in Security issues of Indian Railways.

In his address Member Staff Railway Board Shri Pradeep Kumar said that soft skill training is being provided progressively to develop a more proactive and sensitive approach towards the needs of the passengers especially ladies, minors, differently abled, sick and elderly. He also added that Security of tourists especially foreign tourists over Indian Railways has been accorded a high priority with a view to promote tourism in India.

In his welcome address DG (RPF) Shri SK Bhagat said that It is indeed a challenge to connect to the large volume of passengers and address their concerns and RPF has been using extensive use of social media like facebook, twitter and security helpline 182 for redressal of Passenger grievances. He also said that 182 calls have witnessed significant increase with 32.2% calls like medical attendance, passenger amenities, milk for infants etc with passenger satisfaction level over 90%.

Background:
It is being increasingly realized that in prevailing security scenario over Indian railways, the railway security apparatus needs to collaborate with other stakeholders for delivering the service as per the need of the people. The requirements are to be assessed by involving the stakeholders and the delivery system should be evaluated by taking feedback from them. In addition, the security agencies need to take their help too in providing service to passengers. RPF has been collaborating with GRP, State Police, NGOs like Childline, Prayas, Railway Children and several other NGOS involved in rescue and rehabilitation of children, destitute, women, old and differently abled persons. Interactions with statutory bodies like National and State Commissions for Women, Child Welfare Committees in addition to other entities like Passenger Associations, Merchant Associations, Chambers of Commerce etc are also being undertaken regularly. All non railway stakeholders will come together in Round table Discussion for deliberations on security related issues.

The discussion will be on a range of issues pertaining to Security on Railways. The speakers will make presentations on following six topics in 03 sessions of the conference:-
Session-I – Topics:
(i) Security of women on Railway – Challenges & Solutions, (Dr. Satbir Bedi, Member Secretary NCW, Dr. B Sandhya, ADGP/South Zone, Smt Sraddha More, President Maharashtra Rajya Mahila Pravasi Sanghathan, Smt Sunita Thakur, Counselor & Legal Advisor New Delhi)
(ii) Security of Trafficked/ Runaway/ Destitute children & Specially abled persons found on Railways (Shri Yashwant Jain, Member NCPCR. Shri Amod Kumar Kanth, General Secretary Prayas, Shri Navin Sellaraju, Director Railway Children India, Shri TMN Deepak, State President December 3 Movement)
Session-II – Topics:
(i) Measures to Control Theft, Snatching/ Robbery, Dacoity & Drugging on Railways (Shri Gopal Gupta, DGP, Shri Jasminder Singh, DG Rly, Shri Mukesh Kumar Meena, Special Commissioner, Shri Shashikant, Chairman Mumbai Suburban)
(ii) Sabotage & Suspected incidents of Sabotage in Railways in Preventive measures. (Shri Niket Kaushik, Commissioner, Shri KV Singh, ADGP, Smt Parul Mathur, Superintendent of Police)
Session-III – Topics:
(i) Awareness Programmes, Use of technology to improve security in Railways and Safeguard against Cyber crime in Railways (Shri Mukesh Kumar Meena, Special Commissioner, Shri Subodh Kaul Director Eyewatch, Shri Amrendra Kumar Pandey, Manager CSR)
(ii) Impact of Privatisation & Outsourcing on the security of Indian Railways & Remedial measures. (Shri Ravilesh Kumar, IRCTC, Shri Gopal Gupta, DGP, Shri Sushil Tandon, Doon Caterer, Shri Sumit Sharma, VPSSR Facilities)
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Minister of Railways Releases Third Party Audit Report on Station Cleanliness

Minister of Railways Releases Third Party Audit Report on Station Cleanliness

Vishakhapatnam is the Cleanest Station in A1 Category Station

Beas is the Cleanest A Category Station For the Second Year in a Row

South East Central Becomes the Cleanest Railway Zone

Khammam station Comes 2nd Rank in Station Cleanliness in A Category from 285 Rank previous Year

Minister of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu released Third Party Audit Report on Station Cleanliness and Inaugurated Swachh Rail Portal. Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and Beas in Punjab is the Cleanest Station in A1, A Category Stations Respectively. Khammam station Comes 2nd Rank in Station Cleanliness in A Category from 285 Rank previous Year.

Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain was specially present to grace the occasion. Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A. K. Mital, Member Rolling Stock Shri Ravindra Gupta, other Railway Board Members, Shri Adil Zainulbhai, Chairman, Quality Council of India  and senior officials were also present on the occasion. Adviser Environment & Housekeeping Management Shri AK Tewari conducted the proceedings.

Minister of Railways dedicated a “SWACHH RAIL PORTAL” to showcase rankings of stations and trains, methodology adopted for rankings and stations/trains specific dashboards.  This web portal http://www.railswachh.in will also be leveraged to seek passenger feedback on cleanliness on a continual basis.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhu said that Indian Railways started third party Cleanliness Index of Stations since last year. Railways have accomplished a significant improvement in cleanliness at station. This index instils competitive spirit among the stations. The biggest challenge for cleanliness at the platforms is visitors along with the passengers, even the toilets are used by large number of visitors who are not Railway travellers. However, Railways have to move forward. The focus is on Platform cleanliness, coach cleanliness, toilets cleanliness in the coach & track cleanliness. Railways have introduced Clean My Coach services which is getting overwhelming response of the passengers, Four green corridors have been marked which are free from discharge of human waste. I urge the municipal corporation of the cities which have encroachments to come forward and cooperate in eliminating human waste from the tracks. He said that Vishakhapatnam has emerged as the winner in Cleanliness Index by securing Ist position in A1 category, Beas has emerged as Ist winner in A category station. Guwahati, Varanasi, Mughalsarai & Hazrat Nizamuddin Station have shown tremendous improvements, He said that lot of NGO’s, Students group have come forward to clean and beautify their stations. He also thanked & dedicated this achievement to the people in respective areas,

Background:
Indian Railways is the third largest rail network with 66,000 route kilometre stretch covering more than 8000 stations. Consequent to the launch of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ on 2nd Oct’2014 by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Indian Railways had also launched ‘Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ to achieve the vision of ‘Clean India’ by 2nd Oct’ 2019, which shall be the 150th Birthday of father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi.

In the Rail Budget presented in Feb’2015, 2016 and 2017, series of measures to improve the cleanliness of stations were announced to take forward the momentum of ‘Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat’. One of the measures given in Feb’2016 Budget is ranking of A1 and A category stations based on regular periodic third party audit and feedback from passengers, with a view to identify unclean spots/gaps and to improve cleanliness standards and also to propel healthy competition among railway stations. Ministry of Railway (Environment and Housekeeping Management Directorate, Railway Board) commissioned a passenger feedback survey on cleanliness at major railway stations. The task of survey was entrusted to Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).

First survey conducted by IRCTC in 2016 by conducting interviews of passengers at the stations on various parameters of cleanliness and rating them on these basis. The second survey has been conducted by Quality Council of India (QCI) who with the help of their partners have conducted the survey of 407 major railway stations (75 A1 category and 332 A category stations) of Indian Railways.

The parameters adopted for conducting the survey are: Evaluation of Process of cleanliness in Parking, main entry area, main platform, waiting room,(33.33%) direct observation by QCI assessors of cleanliness in these areas (33.33%) and passenger feedback(33.33%). A 24x7 control room was set up  and images were geo-tagged to monitor progress.

The survey was conducted through interviews with respondents on the questionnaire on cleanliness indicators, which was done face to face by survey teams by visiting each of the 407 stations across 16 Zonal Railways. Every passenger was asked to rate the cleanliness of stations objectively on 40 different cleanliness parameters.

Purely based on the survey on the cleanliness of stations and the analysis thereof, 407 major stations have been given rankings in this Report submitted by the survey agency to Ministry of Railways for scrutiny and further action. Final report is expected to be submitted by QCI shortly, which will include specific actionable items for each division. Ministry of Railways will take further action for improving the cleanliness standards at major stations of Indian Railways thereupon.

Rank
A1 Category Station
(Out of 75)
A Category Station
(Out of 332)
Railway Zone
(Out of 16)
1
Vishakhapatnam,
East Coast Railway,
Andhra Pradesh
Beas, Northern Railway, Punjab
South East Central Railway
2
Secunderabad, South Central Railway, Telangana
Khammam, South-Central Railway, Telangana
East Coast Railway
3
Jammu Tawi, Northern Railway, Jammu Kashmir
Ahmednagar, Central Railway, Maharashtra
Central Railway
4
Vijayawada, South Central Railway, Andhra Pradesh
Durgapur, Eastern Railway, West Bengal
South Central Railway
5
Anand Vihar Terminal, Northern Railway, Delhi
Mancherial, South Central Railway, Telangana
Western Railway
6
Lucknow, Northern Railway, Uttar Pradesh
Badnera,Central Railway, Maharashtra
South Western Railway
7
Ahmedabad, Western Railway, Gujarat
Rang   iya Junction, North Frontier Railway, Assam
North Eastern Railway
8
Jaipur, North Western Railway, Rajasthan
Warangal, South Central Railway, Telangana
North Western Railway
9
Pune, Central Railway, Maharashtra
Damoh,West Central Railway. Madhya Pradesh
Southern Railway
10
Bangalore City, South Western Railway, Karnataka
Bhuj, Western Railway, Gujarat
North Frontier Railway
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Cabinet approves construction of electrified third line between Manmad-Jalgaon in Maharashtr

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the construction of electrified third line between Manmad-Jalgaon in Maharashtra.

The total length of the Manmad-Jalgaon line will be 160 km. The estimated cost of the Project will be Rs.1035.16 crore with expected completion cost of Rs.1198.92 crore. The project is likely to be completed in next five years.

Construction of third line will greatly ease the ever increasing passenger and freight traffic on Manmad-Jalgaon route thereby increasing the revenue of Railways. Jalgaon and Nashik districts of Maharashtra will be covered by this route.

Background:

Manmad-Jalgaon section caters to the traffic of Delhi-Mumbai and Kolkata-Mumbai corridors. Two double line tracks from Wardha and Itarsi, respectively, converge at Bhusawal. Work of 3rd and 4th line in Jalgaon-Bhusawal section is already under progress. Operations on the section have already reached to saturation. The third line between Manmad-Jalgaon section is imperative and inescapable.
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Cabinet approves construction of electrified doubling line between Phephana-Indara and Mau-Shahganj in Uttar Pradesh

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the construction of double line with electrification between Phephana-Indara and Mau-Shahganj (excluding Indara-Mau) totaling 150 km approximately in Uttar Pradesh.

The respective length of the Phephana-Indara and Mau-Shahganj lines will be 50.53 km and 99.75 km. The estimated cost of the Project will be Rs.1028.95 crore with expected completion cost of Rs.1190.98 crore. The project is likely to be completed in next five years.

The doubling of these lines will remove the pressure over the congested North Central Railway route by providing an alternative route. Also, more number of goods/passenger trains could be run after doubling. It will lead to economic prosperity and development of the areas.

Background:

The areas served by this route are densely populated and there has been persistent unfulfilled demand of additional trains for the local and metropolitans cities. Shahganj-Mau-Phephna provides an important link between Amritsar-Moradabad-Lucknow-Mughalsarai-Patna section and Gorakhpur-Chhapra-Hajipur-Guwahati section. Thus doubling of this section will provide much needed relief toVaranasi-Mughalsarai and Makama-Barauni section which are highly congested.
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Cabinet approves construction of double line with electrification between Guntur-Guntakal in Andhra Pradesh

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the construction of double line with electrification between Guntur-Guntakal in Andhra Pradesh.

The total length of the line will be 401.47 km.  The anticipated cost of the Project will be Rs.3631 crore which will be funded through cost sharing of 50:50 by State Government and Ministry of Railway.  The project is likely to be completed in five years.

The project fulfils the commitment given in the Andhra Pradesh Bifurcation Act regarding the increased rail connectivity to the Rayalaseema region to the Amravati, the capital of Andhra Pradesh.

There is significant amount of cross traffic moving on Guntur-Guntakal section besides the scope for further increase in additional originating and terminating traffic once the line is doubled.  Besides travelling people. Industries in and around Guntur-Guntakal route will have additional transport capacity to meet their requirements.

Background:

The Guntur-Guntakal section falls in Guntur, Prakasham, Kurnool and Ananthapur districts of Andhra Pradesh.  This is most accessible shortest route to Bangaluru from many important cities of Eastern and North Eastern States.
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17 May 2017

MMTS Trains Partially Cancelled/Cancelled / Short Terminated Today i.e on 17th May, 2017 due to Signal Failure

Due to signal failure at Hussain Sagar Junction the followingMMTS Trains are partially cancelled/cancelled/Short terminated today i.e o­n 17thMay, 2017.
I.Partially cancelled:-
1.Train No. 47177 Lingampalli -Falaknuma MMTS is partially cancelled betweenSecunderabad-Falaknuma.
2.Train No. 47156 Falaknuma -Lingamapalli MMTS is partially cancelled betweenFalaknuma – Secunderabad.
3, Train No. 47178 Lingamapalli - Falaknuma MMTS is partially cancelled betweenSecunderabad - Falknuma .
4.Train No. 47157 Falaknuma - Lingamapalli MMTS is partially cancelled betweenFalaknuma - Secunderabad.
5.Train No. 47208 Hyderabad - Falaknuma MMTS is partially cancelled betweenHyderabad- Secunderabad.
II. Cancelled:-
1.Train No. 47133 Lingampalli -Hyderabad MMTS is cancelled.
2. Train No. 47109 Hyderabad - Lingampalli MMTS is cancelled.
3. Train No. 47132 Lingampalli - Hyderabad MMTS is cancelled.
4. Train No. 47108 Hyderabad - Lingampalli MMTS is cancelled.
III. Short Terminated:-
1.Train No. 47197 Falaknuma - Hyderabad MMTS is partially cancelled betweenSecunderabad - Hyderabad.
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Three Suvidha Special Trains


1.Train No. 06336Kochuveli–Guwahati Special fare Special Train will be run as Suvidha Special and renumbered as Train No. 82642 on 4th, 11thand 18th June 2017 (Sundays).

2.Train No. 06045Chennai Central–Ahmedabad Special fare Special Train will be run as Suvidha Special and renumbered as Train No. 82611 on 3rd, 10thJune 2017 (Saturdays).

3.Train No. 06058Chennai Central–Satragachi Special fare Special Train will be run as Suvidha Special and renumbered as Train No. 82646 on 21st June 2017.
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Minister of Railways Inaugurates various Passenger Amenities in various Mumbai Suburban Railway Stations

Minister of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated various Passenger Amenities in various Mumbai Suburban Railway Stations. Chairman Railway Board, Shri AK Mital, other Railway Board Members, and senior officials from Railway Board were also present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhu said that the inauguration of passenger amenities at various station of Mumbai is an important event. Mumbai is the commercial capital of India. Around 80 lakhs passenger travel in the Mumbai Suburban Railways, Railways is trying its best to provide better passenger amenities. Lift, escalators, Foot  over bridges are to be provided at small stations too. Railways need cooperation of the travellers in maintaining its property. Railways is working with State Government to form Joint Venture so that other Rail Development projects are initiated soon.


Salient Features of the Passenger Amenities:
Indian Railways is always on the forefront to guarantee cent percent satisfaction to its esteemed customers. Under the able leadership of Shri Suresh Prabhu, Hon'ble Minister of Railways, Indian Railway is leaving no stone unturned to achieve this promise. Provision of passenger amenities is one of the important objectives of Indian Railways both in terms of business ethics as well as social obligation. Fulfilling the long standing demand of the commuters Shri  Prabhu will be inaugurating  various passenger amenities as under through video conferencing from Rail Bhavan, New Delhi on 16th May 2017.

Elevated Deck at Borivali Station:
Borivali is one of the important stations on Indian Railways. On the suburban front, there are local trains originating, as well as terminating at Borivali station. All suburban trains going beyond Borivali, too have a halt at Borivali station. Mail, Express, as well as Passenger trains, halt at Borivali station. Looking at the voluminous traffic and for easier passenger movement, it was proposed to construct an elevated deck at Borivali. The work of this elevated deck situated on Platform No.1 has been completed. The elevated deck is 10.5m wide and 300m long connecting all 5 FOBs as well as the skywalk. A Booking office too has been constructed on the south end of the deck. An elevator has been installed on Platform No.1, which connects to the deck. This will hugely help Senior Citizens and Divyang passengers.

New FOBs at Dadar, Matunga Road & Bhayandar stations:
Escalators at Dadar, Bhayandar, Vasai Road & Nallasopara stations:
As part of trespass control measures at suburban stations of Mumbai, new FOBs have been built at Dadar, Matunga Road and Bhayandar stations and Escalators have also been installed at Dadar, Bhayandar, Vasai Road and Nalasopara stations.

The FOB at Dadar station is 6m wide and 200m long and situated near Tilak Road Bridge at north end of Dadar station. This FOB connects Tilak Bridge, PF No.1, 2 & 3 of Indian Railways and PF No.3 to 8 (Dadar Terminus) of Central Railway. Two escalators are installed at PF No.1 of Dadar station.

The new FOB at Matunga Road station is 17m long and 6m wide.  It connects PF No 1/2 to west side exit and north FOB.  It also connects to south FOB through skywalk passage. Cost of construction of this FOB is Rs 2.99 crore. A new 6m wide FOB has been constructed at the north end of Bhayandar station. This FOB connects East to West and all the platforms. Two escalators have also been installed at Bhayandar station on PF No. 5 & 6. The overall cost of works at Bhayandar station is Rs.11 crore. New escalators have been provided at the south end of PF No.2A of Vasai Road station and on the north end of PF No.2/3 at Nallasopara station. The escalators will prove to be a great boon to Sr. Citizens.

Booking offices at Kandivali & Vasai Road station:
A new Booking office is opened at the north end of PF No.1 at Kandivali station. At Vasai Road station a Booking office is opened on the elevated deck for the benefit of commuters, so as to reduce the waiting time of purchasing tickets.

Toilet Blocks at Goregaon and Kandivali stations:
The nationwide 'Swachh Bharat Mission' has proved to a success story, with the Railways initiating a major role. As a part of this mission, new toilet blocks have been provided at Goregaon and Kandivali stations. The public toilet at Goregaon station has been constructed at a cost of Rs.30 lakh, on the elevated deck of Goregaon harbour station.

Passenger Reservation Centre at Nallasopara station:
Nallasopara has witnessed a huge growth in its population, especially of migrants. Keeping in mind the convenience of the people to book tickets for long distance trains, a Passenger Reservation Centre has been opened at Nallasopara station. This PRS will benefit passengers, as now booking of tickets will be available at a more convenient location.
         
Andheri Skywalk connecting North FOB of Railway Station to Metro station:
To facilitate interchange as well as direct and short connectivity to Metro and Railway suburban passengers, the Metro station at Andheri station has been connected to North FOB at Andheri railway station. The total length of the skywalk is 80m having a width of 6.6m. Total plan area of the skywalk is 528 sqm.  Cost of constructing the skywalk is Rs.7 crore.  
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Minister of Railways Inaugurates Round Table Conference on Data Analytics for Indian Railways

Minister of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated Round Table Conference on “Data Analytics for Indian Railways”. Chairman Railway Board, Shri AK Mital, other Railway Board Members, representatives and dignitaries from industry and senior officials from Railway Board were also present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion Shri Suresh Prabhu said that a series of Round Table Conferences are being conducted to ideate on various issues concerning Indian Railways. This Round Table Conference is to ideate on Data Analytics on Indian Railways. He also said that Data creation is phenomenal in Indian Railways to carry out commercial and operational opportunity. Data Analytics must be studied, analysed and monitored to improve Indian Railways’ program. Technology is ever evolving, need of the hour is to progress with Data Analytics. Indian Railways shall be the growth engine. Data Analytics can help to create a system that may benefit Railways immensely. Indian Railways is one of the largest Data creators in the world, it has to handle large volume of Data. Data Analytics is a way forward. Data needs to be used wisely. Privacy shall be protected and one of the largest ERP is created in Indian Railways.

Background:

Indian Railways has been using information technology extensively for the past three decades. As a result, large amount of data are available in different aspects of the Railways working such as Passenger Ticketing, Freight Operations, Crew Management, Track Maintenance, Rolling Stock Maintenance(Locomotive), Rolling Stock Maintenance(Wagon and Coaches), Expenditure Accounting etc.

In order to assist the management in taking effective strategic and tactical decisions, Railways have decided to use Data Analytics for Analysis of Data using various statistical and software tools. Data Analytics can help Railways in determining pricing of services, planning train operations on various routes, proactive safety measures and disaster management, predictive maintenance of assets to avoid failures etc.

PRS has data of trains, passengers, earnings, utilization of trains, class wise occupancy, waiting lists and passenger profile is also available in e-ticketing system. This huge data can be analysed to help in Providing innovative products to passengers so that occupancy is improved and passenger is able to get confirmed accommodation.

Freight Operations Information System has data of traffic carried on various routes, the time taken in transportation, the commodities transported, customers, price sensitivity of various streams of traffic etc.

Data Analytics can help in improving throughput and average speed of freight trains. Track Management System has data about condition of track, maintenance of track from time to time, inspection conducted, track renewal, deep screening, rail fractures etc. Data Analytics can help in Predicting vulnerable spots and preventive maintenance.
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RUNNING OF TRACK MONITORING SPECIAL ON TRANS - HARBOUR ON 18/19.5.2017 AND HARBOUR LINE ON 29/30.5.2017

RUNNING OF TRACK MONITORING SPECIAL o­n TRANS - HARBOUR AND HARBOUR LINE
Central Railway will runTrack Monitoring Special o­n Trans-Harbour and Harbour line for monitoring of tracks as under: -
TRANS-HARBOUR LINE o­n 18 /19.05.2017 (Thursday-Friday  Night)
Nerul         Dep.   : 02.15 hrs           Thane       Arr.  :  02.45 hrs
Thane       Dep.   : 02.55 hrs            Nerul        Arr.  :  03.25 hrs
HARBOUR LINE o­n 29 /30.05.2017 (Monday-Tuesday  Night)
Vashi                  Dep.  : 01.00 hrs      Vadala Road      Arr.   : 01.30 hrs
Vadala Road     Dep.  : 01.40 hrs      Panvel               Arr.    : 02.40 hrs
Panvel               Dep.  : 02.50 hrs      Vashi                 Arr.    : 03.50 hrs
Passengers are requested to note and avoid trespassing, as these specials will run non-stop o­n these Sections.
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Number of Coaches Increased for Nanded-Panvel-Nanded Express Train


Permanent augmentation of Nanded-Panvel-Nanded Express Train by attaching additional Coaches o­n permanent basis as per the details mentioned below:-

Train No. 17614 / 17613 Nanded-Panvel-Nanded Express Train will be permanently augmented with revised rake consisting of o­ne AC II Tier, o­ne AC III Tier, eight Sleeper Class, nine General Second Class and two Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches (Total 21 coaches) with effect from 21stMay(Sunday) Ex-H.S.Nanded and 22nd May, 2017(Monday) Ex-Panvel
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special train from Tirunelveli to Gandhidham ,Tirunelveli to Gandhidham,Chennai Central to Santragachi and Ernakulam Jn. to Mumbai CST

1.Special fare special train from Tirunelveli to Gandhidham

Train No.09457 Tirunelveli – Gandhidham special fare special train will leave Tirunelveli at 07.45 hrs. o­n 01st& 08th June, 2017 (Thursdays) and reach Gandhidham at 04.30 hrs. o­n Saturdays.

Composition:AC 2-tier – 1, AC 3-tier – 5, Sleeper Class – 6, General Second Class – 2 & Luggage-cum-brake van – 2 coaches.

Stoppages:Valliyur, Nagercoil Town, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam Jn., Thrisur, Shoranur Jn., Tirur, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasargod, Mangalore Jn., Udupi, Kumta, Karwar, Madgaon, Karmali, Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Chiplun, Roha, Panvel, Vasai Road, Vapi, Surat, Vadodara, Anand, Nadiad, Ahmedabad, Viramgam, Dhrangadhra, Samahiali and Bhachau.


2.Special fare special train from Tirunelveli to Gandhidham

Train No.09457 Tirunelveli – Gandhidham special fare special train will leave Tirunelveli at 07.45 hrs. o­n 15th, 22nd& 29th June, 2017 (Thursdays) and reach Gandhidham at 06.40 hrs. o­n Saturdays.

Composition:AC 2-tier – 1, AC 3-tier – 5, Sleeper Class – 6, General Second Class – 2 & Luggage-cum-brake van – 2 coaches.

Stoppages:Valliyur, Nagercoil Town, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam Jn., Thrisur, Shoranur Jn., Tirur, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasargod, Mangalore Jn., Udupi, Kumta, Karwar, Madgaon, Karmali, Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Chiplun, Roha, Panvel, Vasai Road, Vapi, Surat, Vadodara, Anand, Nadiad, Ahmedabad, Viramgam, Dhrangadhra, Samahiali and Bhachau.


3.Special fare special train from Chennai Central to Santragachi

Train No.06058 Chennai Central – Santragachi special fare special train will leave Chennai Central at 15.15 hrs. o­n 07th& 14th June, 2017 and reach Santragachi at 18.20 hrs. the next day.

Composition:AC 2-tier – 4, AC 3-tier – 2, AC Chair Car – 2 & Sleeper Class – 5 coaches.

Stoppages:Gudur, Nellore, o­ngole, Vijayawada, Eluru, Rajahmundry, Samalkot, Anakapalle, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Brahmapur, Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Bhadrak, Balasore and Kharagpur.


4.Special fare special train from Ernakulam Jn. to Mumbai CST

Train No.01066 Ernakulam Jn. – Mumbai CST special fare special train will leave Ernakulam Jn. at 23.00 hrs. o­n 07thJune, 2017 (Wednesday) and reach Mumbai CST at 00.40 hrs. o­n Friday.

Composition:AC 3-tier – 5 & Sleeper Class – 8coaches.

Stoppages:Thrisur, Shoranur Jn., Kozhikkode, Kannur, Kasaragod, Mangalore Jn., Suratkal, Mulki, Udupi, Kundapura, Mookambika Road Byndoor, Bhatkal, Kumta, Karwar, Madgaon, Thivim, Kudal, Kankavali, Ratnagiri, Chiplun Khed, Roha, Panvel, Thane and Dadar.
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ONLY HALF OF ADULT FARE CHARGEBLE FOR CHILDREN BETWEEN 5 TO 12 YEARS IF BERTH IS NOT OPTED AT THE TIME OF RESERVATION

It is notified for the information of general public that Railways have decided , that in case , no berth is opted for the children of age of 5 years and under 12 years of age at the time of reservation , minimum distance for charge shall not be applicable. In such cases, o­nly half of the applicable adult fare shall be charged. In other cases, minimum distance for charge provision shall continue as earlier. The Indian Railways has already implemented this decision since May 01 , 2017.
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CANCELLATION OF PASSENGER TRAINS DUE TO NON-INTERLOCKING WORK at Kurukshetra Railway Station o­n Delhi Division of Northern Railway


Due to Non-Interlocking and Over Hauling work at Kurukshetra Railway Station o­n Delhi Division of Northern Railway, the following Trains will remain cancelled as per the dates mentioned below-

1-The 54048 /54047 Jind- Kurukshetra –Jind Passenger Train Journey Commencing from 16.05.2017 to 20.05.2017.

2-The 54039 /54042 Kurukshetra –Jind - Kurukshetra Passenger Train Journey Commencing from 17.05.2017 to 20.05.2017.

3-The 74993/74994 Kurukshetra –Ambala- Kurukshetra Passenger Train Journey Commencing from 17.05.2017 to 20.05.2017.
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ADDITIONAL STOPPAGE TO ANDAMAN EXPRESS AT SANCHI AND KARNATAKA EXPRESS AT PENUKONDA STATION

For the convenience of rail passengers, Railways has decided to provide additional stoppage to the train Nos. 16032 Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra-Chennai Central  Andaman Express  Train at  Sanchi Station from 18.05.2017  and 12627/12628 Bengaluru - New Delhi -Bengaluru Karnataka Express at Penukonda Station from 27.05.2017 o­n  experimental basis for six months , as per the following programme –
1- The 16032 Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra-Chennai Central  Andaman Express  Train will arrive at  SanchiStation at 02.13 a.m and depart from there at 02.15 a.m. with two  minute  stoppage .
2-The 12627 Bengaluru –New Delhi Karnataka Express will arrive at Penukonda Station  at 09.35 p.m. ,while its return service The 12628 New Delhi- Bengaluru Karnataka Express will arrive at Penukonda Station  at 10.15 a.m. with o­ne minute  stoppage in both the directions .
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16 May 2017

Trains partially cancellednon interlock work from 26.05.2017 to 29.05.2017 to commision Shivathan – Londa – Tinai Ghat doubling

In connection with the pre non interlock work for a period of 14 days from 12th May, 2017 to 25th May, 2017 and non interlock work from 26.05.2017 to 29.05.2017 to commision Shivathan – Londa – Tinai Ghat doubling the following trains are partially cancelled.

1.Train No. 51405,Miraj Jn. -Castle RockPassenger will be partially cancelledbetween Londa - Castle Rock from 13th May, 2017 to 25thMay, 2017 and betweenBelagavi – Castle Rock from 26th May, 2017 to 28thMay, 2017.

2.Train No. 51406Castle Rock - Miraj Passenger will be partially cancelledbetween Castle Rock - Londa from 14thMay, 2017 to 26th May, 2017 and between Castle Rock – Belagavi from27th May, 2017 to 29th May, 2017.

3.Train No. 51431/51432Miraj Jn. –Londa – MirajPassenger will be partiallycancelledbetween Gunji - Londa - Gunjifrom 27thMay, 2017 to 29thMay, 2017.

4.Train No.56921Hubballi – Belagavi Passenger will be partially cancelledbetween Alnavar – Belagavi for 3 days i.e. from 27thMay, 2017 to 29thMay, 2017.

5.Train No.56922Belagavi - Hubballi Passenger will be partially cancelledbetween Belagavi - Alnavarfrom 28thMay, 2017 to 30thMay, 2017.

6.Train No.17310Vasco-da-gama - Yesvantpur Express will be rescheduled for 01 hour at Vasco-da-gama on 15thMay, 2017.

7.Train No.11048, Hubballi – MirajExpress scheduled to depart Hubballi at23:30hrs on26thMay, 2017 will be rescheduled to depart at 00:30 Hrs. on 27thMay, 2017.
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Train No. 16515/16516, Yesvantpur-Karwar-Yesvantpur Tri-weekly Express will be diverted to run via Nelamangala and Shravanabelagola instead of Tumakuru

Train No. 16515/16516, Yesvantpur-Karwar-Yesvantpur Tri-weekly Express will be diverted to run via Nelamangala and Shravanabelagola instead of Tumakuru, Arsikere with effect from 02nd June, 2017 from Yesvantpur end and 03rd June, 2017 from Karwar end. There is no change in existing train composition and days of service.

Accordingly, Train No. 16515, Yesvantpur-Karwar Tri-Weekly Express departs Yesvantpur at 07:10 hrs. and reaches Mangaluru Junction at 17:40 hrs.Enroute the train arrives/departsChikbanavar at 07:20/07:21 hrs., Nelamangala at 07:38/07:39 hrs., Kunigal at 08:24/08:25 hrs., Yediyuru at 08:38/08:39 hrs., B.G. Nagar at 08:55/08:56 hrs., Shravanabelagola at 09:29/09:30 hrs., Channarayapatna at 09:40/09:41hrs., Hassan at 10:30/10:35 hrs., Sakleshpur at 11:35/11:40 hrs., Subrahmanya Road at 14:25/14:30 hrs., Kabakaputtur at 15:18/15:20 hrs. and Bantawala at 15:50/15:52 hrs. There is no change in the timings between Mangaluru Junction to Karwar.

Train No. 16516, Karwar-Yesvantpur Tri-Weekly Express arrives/departs Mangaluru Junction at 10:55/11:30 hrs., Bantawala at 11:56/11:58 hrs., Kabakaputtur at 12:20/12:22 hrs., Subrahmanya Road at 13:00/13:05 hrs., Sakleshpur at 15:40/15:45 hrs., Hassan at 16:45/16:50 hrs., Channarayapatna at 17:24/17:25 hrs., Shravanabelagola at 17:34/17:35 hrs., B.G. Nagar at 18:09/18:10 hrs., Yediyuru at 18:29/18:30 hrs., Kunigal at 18:54/18:55 hrs., Nelamangala at 19:39/19:40 hrs., Chikbanavar at 19:59/20:00 hrs. and reaches Yesvantpur at 20:30 hrs.There is no change in the timings between Karwar to Suratkal.

Revisionin train timings

The timings of Train No. 16575/16576, Yesvantpur-Mangaluru Junction-Yesvantpur Tri-Weekly Gomateshwara Express will be revised with effect from 01st June, 2017 from Yesvantpur end and 02nd June, 2017 from Mangaluru end. There is no change in existing train composition and days of service.

Accordingly, Train No. 16575, Yesvantpur-Mangaluru Junction Tri-Weekly GomateshwaraExpress departs Yesvantpur at 07:10 hrs. and reaches Mangaluru Junction at 17:30 hrs.Enroute the train arrives/departsChikbanavar at 07:20/07:21 hrs., Nelamangala at 07:38/07:39 hrs., Kunigal at 08:24/08:25 hrs., Yediyuru at 08:38/08:39 hrs., B.G. Nagar at 08:55/08:56 hrs., Shravanabelagola at 09:29/09:30 hrs., Channarayapatna at 09:40/09:41hrs., Hassan at 10:30/10:35 hrs., Sakleshpur at 11:35/11:40 hrs., Subrahmanya Road at 14:25/14:30 hrs., Kabakaputtur at 15:18/15:20 hrs. and Bantawala at 15:50/15:52 hrs.



Train No. 16576, Mangaluru Junction-Yesvantpur Tri-Weekly Gomateshwara Express departs Mangaluru Junction at 11:30 hrs. and arrives Yesvantpur at 20:30 hrs.Enroute the train arrives/departs Bantawala at 11:56/11:58 hrs., Kabakaputtur at 12:20/12:22 hrs., Subrahmanya Road at 13:00/13:05 hrs., Sakleshpur at 15:40/15:45 hrs., Hassan at 16:45/16:50 hrs., Channarayapatna at 17:24/17:25 hrs., Shravanabelagola at 17:34/17:35 hrs., B.G. Nagar at 18:09/18:10 hrs., Yediyuru at 18:29/18:30 hrs., Kunigal at 18:54/18:55 hrs.,Nelamangala at 19:39/19:40 hrs., Chikbanavar at 19:59/20:00 hrs.
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Additional Stoppage to Vijayawada-Dharmavaram-Vijayawada Express at Koilakuntla Railway Station

No. 17215/17216 Vijayawada-Dharmavaram-Vijayawada Tri-Weekly Express is provided stoppage at Koilakuntla Railway station with effect from 16th May, 2017.

1. Accordingly, Train No. 17215 Vijayawada-Dharmavaram Tri-Weekly Express will arrive / depart Koilakuntla at 06:16 / 06:17 hrs.

2. Train No. 17216 Dharmavaram-Vijayawada Tri-Weekly Express will arrive / depart Koilakuntla at 21:54 / 21:55 hrs.
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