22 July 2017

TRAIN SERVICES RESUMED IN TITLAGARH-RAYAGADA RAILWAY SECTION AND DIVERSION OF TRAINS

Finally, after a gruelling struggle against all odds, the rail traffic between Rayagada and Theruvali has been restored with some restrictions. The speed on the approach of the bridges is restricted to 10 kmph with extreme cautious lookout for any warning sign.

Work on the pillars of the bridge still continuing. Hundreds of labourers and dozens of machines are on the job. The traffic resumption has been done due to large number of trains getting cancelled/run on diverted routes, etc. Still, we cannot say that normal train operations have resumed.

One bridge is lying damaged and the other one has just been made fit enough to run with highly restricted speed. Not all trains will be able to pass through the route as the route capacity to run trains has got squeezed.

Some trains may remain cancelled for some time while some other trains may be run on diverted routes. A few important trains will, however, resume service now. Situation under watch. Position being updated from the site regularly.


General Manager Sri Umesh Singh, who was camping there continuously, left the site only after the first engine trial on the repaired bridge was done successfully.


CANCELLATION & SHORT TERMINATION OF TRAINS

TRAINS TO REMAIN CANCELLED TILL FURTHER ADVICE
01.58527/58528 Raipur-Visakhapatnam-Raipur Passenger

02.58529/58530 Durg-Visakhapatnam-Durg Passenger

03.58301/58302 Sambalpur-Koraput-Sambalpur Passenger

04.18301/18302 Sambalpur-Rayagada-Sambalpur Inter City

05.18107/18108 Rourkela-Koraput-Rourkela Express

06.18211/18212 Durg-Jagadalpur-Durg Express from Durg

07.58131/58132 Rourkela-Puri-Rourkela Passenger

DIVERSION OF TRAINS VIA BILASPUR-RAIPUR-NAGPUR-BALLHARSA TILL FURTHER ADVICE:
01.12835/12836 Hatia-Ernakulam-Hatia Express from both the directions.

02.12376/12375 Asansol-Chennai-Asansol from both the directions.

03.12889/12890 Tata-Yesvantpur-Tata Express from both the directions.

04.18637/18638 Hatia-Yesvantpur-Hatia Express from both the directions.

05.22837/22838 Hatia-Ernakulam-Hatia Express from both the directions.

06.18111/18112 Tata-Yesvantpur-Tata Express from both the directions.

SHORT TERMINATION/ORIGIN TILL FURTHER ADVICE:

01.18005 Howrah-Jagadalpur Samaleswari Express will be short terminated at Titlagarh.

02.18006 Jagadalpur-Howrah from Titlagarh instead of Jagadalpur

Services 18005/18006 Howrah-Jagadalpur-Howrah Samaleswari Express will remain cancelled from both the directions till further advice.
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RESTORATION OF 12832/12831 BHUBANESWAR-DHANBAD-BHUBANESWAR TRI –WEEKLY GARIB RATH EXPRESS

closure of Dhanbad-Chandrapura section of South Eastern Railway, running of Train no 12832/12831 Bhubaneswar-Dhanbad-Bhubaneswar Tri-weekly Garib Rath Express was cancelled. Now, it has been decided to restore the running of the train till Bokaro Steel City withexisting composition, timings, days of run and stoppages.

                12832Bubaneswar-Dhanbad Garib Rath Express will run on every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday from23.07.2017(Sunday) till Bokaro Steel City and will reach at 0920 hrs instead of 0910 hrs. Similarly in the return direction12831Dhanbad-Bhubaneswar Garib Rath Express will run on every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from Bokaro Steel City instead of Dhanbad at its original time at17 40 hrs(5.50 PM) from24.07.2017(Monday). The train services will remaincancelledbetween Bokaro Steel City and Dhanbad in both the directions.​

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Central Railway Mega Block on 23.07.2017

Central Railway will operate Mega Block on its suburban sections for carrying out maintenance work o­n 23.07.2017



MATUNGA-MULUND DN SLOW LINE FROM 11.30 AM TO 4.30 PM

All Dn slow services leaving Matunga from 11.12 am to 4.27 pm will be diverted o­n Dn fast line between Matunga and Mulund stations halting at Sion, Kurla, Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup and Mulund stations and further re-diverted to Dn slow line at Mulund station.

Dn slow services will not be available at Vidyavihar, Kanjurmarg and Nahur.  Passengers of these stations are allowed to travel via Kurla/Ghatkopar/Bhandup/Mulund during the block period.

All Up fast services leaving Thane from 11.22 am to 3.28 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 fast services leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai from 10.48 am to 2.54 pm will halt at Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup and Mulund stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts and will arrive destination 20 minutes behind schedule.

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

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

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

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

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

However, Special services will 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.

           

Due to these blocks, suburban trains are likely to be more crowded than usual. Passengers are requested not to take any risks while travelling. They are also requested to avoid travelling o­n foot board, roof top of locals and not to board extremely over crowded trains. Passengers are requested to bear with the Railway Administration for the inconvenience caused.

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18 Weekly Tatkal Special Trains between Yesvantpur – Visakhapatnam

Train No. 06579 Yesvantpur - Visakhapatnam Weekly Tatkal special train will depart Yesvantpur at 18:35 hrs o­n 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th August, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd& 29th September, 2017 (Fridays) and arrive Visakhapatnam at 14:35 hrs o­n the next day.

       In the return direction, Train No. 06580 Visakhapatnam - Yesvantpur Weekly Tatkal special train will depart Visakhapatnam at 13:45 hrs o­n 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th August, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th September, 1st October, 2017 (Sundays) and arrive Yesvantpur at 09:05 hrs o­n the next day.

     Enroute, these tatkal special trains will stop at Banasavadi, Krishnarajapuram, Whitefield, Bangarpet, Kuppam, Jollarpettai, Katpadi, Renigunta, Gudur, Nellore, o­ngole, Chirala, Tenali, Vijayawada, Eluru, Rajahmundry, Samalkot, Anakapalle and Duvvada stations in both the directions.

            These special trains will consist of 13 coaches viz., o­ne AC II Tier, two AC III Tier, eight Sleeper Class and two Luggage cum Brake Van coaches.

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Six Bi-Weekly Special Trains between Tirupati and Bilaspur Via-Kadapa,Guntakal,Lingampalli,Raipur

Train No. 07482 Tirupati-Bilaspur Bi-Weekly special train will depart Tirupati at 05:40 hrs o­n 23rd, 27th & 30th July, 2017 arrive / depart Secunderabad at 19:00/19:20 hrs and arrive Bilaspur at 12:00 hrs o­n the next day.

            In the return direction, 07481 Bilaspur-Tirupati Bi-Weekly special train will depart Bilaspur at 14:30 hrs o­n 24th, 28th & 31stJuly, 2017 arrive/depart Secunderabad at 08:25/08:40 hrs o­n the next day and arrive Tirupati at 22:20 hrs.

            Enroute, these special trains will also stop at Renigunta, Kodur, Rajampet, Kadapa, Yerraguntla, Tadipatri, Gooty, Guntakal, Adoni, Raichur, Yadgiri, Chittapur, Tandur, Vikarabad, Lingampalli, Jangaon, Kazipet, Peddapalli, Mancherial, Sirpur Kagazhnagar, Balharsha, Nagpur, Bhandra Road, Gondia, Durg, Raipur, Tilda and Bhatapara stations in both the directions.      

            These special trains will consist of 15 coaches viz., o­ne AC II Tier, two AC III Tier, six Sleeper Class, four General Second Class and two Luggage cum Brake Van coaches.
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WEEKLY SPECIALS BETWEEN SHALIMAR AND JAIPUR DURING 2017 DURGA PUJA AND DIWALI FESTIVALS

Considering the huge rush of passengers during the ensuing festive occasions, South Eastern Railway has decided to run 11 (eleven) pairs of  Special trains between Shalimar-Jaipur-Shalimar during the period from 18.09.17 to 29.11.17.

The Shalimar-Jaipur Special (08061) leaving Shalimar every Monday at 20:20 hrs will reach Jaipur at 06.35 hrs o­n Wednesday. In the return direction, the train (08062) leaving Jaipur every Wednesday at 12:45 hrs will arrive Shalimar at 23:20 hrs, the next day.
The Special train consisting of 4 number of AC 2 Tier, 5 number of  AC-3 Tier and 4 number of Sleeper Class Coaches will have stoppages at Santragachi, Kharagpur, Tatanagar, Chakradharpur, Rourkela, Jharsuguda, Raigarh, Champa, Bilaspur, Pendra Road, Anuppur, Shahdol, Katni Murwara, Damoh, Sagour, Bina Malkhedi, Guna, Ruthiyal, Kota,  Sawai Madhopur, Bansthali Niwai and Durgapura stations between Shalimar and Jaipur.
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REDUCTION IN FREQUENCY OF HOWRAH-RANCHI SHATABDI EXPRESS

 12019/12020 Howrah-Ranchi Shatabdi Express which is presently running o­n diverted route via Dhanbad-Gomoh-Chandrapura will run five days in a week instead of existing six days w.e.f 29.07.17.
At present the train runs six days in a week (except Sunday). But w.e.f 29.07.17 the train will run five days in a week (except Saturday and Sunday).
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MEGA BLOCK BETWEEN VADODARA AND BHARUCH ON SUNDAY DUE TO MAINTENANCE WORK ON 23.07.2017

A four hours integrated mega block will be taken o­n UP line between Vadodara and Bharuch from 13.00 hrs to 17.00 hrs o­n 23.07.2017 (Sunday) in connection with maintenance works. The following trains will be detained-

1)Train No. 59049 Valsad - Viramgam Passenger will be short terminated at Surat and will remain cancelled between Surat and Ahmedabad.

2)Train No.59050 Viramgam - Valsad Passenger will be short terminated at Ahmedabad and will remain cancelled between Ahmedabad and Surat.

3)Train No. 19260 Bhavnagar-Kochuveli Express will be regulated for 2.05 hrs in Vadodara Division.

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WR'S NIGHT BLOCK BETWEEN VASAI ROAD AND VIRAR ON 23.07.2017


A jumbo block will be taken from 00.30 hrs to 04.15 hrs on Up slow line and from 01.00 hrs to 04.15 hrs on Dn slow line between Vasai Road and Virar stations during the midnight falling between Saturday, 22nd July, 2017 & Sunday, 23rd July, 2017 for the maintenance of track, signaling and overhead equipments. During the block period all Up and Dn slow line trains will run on fast lines between Vasai Road and Virar.

Detailed information to this effect is available with concerned Station Masters. 
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RESTORATION OF TRAIN NO 13426/13425 SURAT-MALDA TOWN EXPRESS

Train No 13426/13425 Surat- Malda Town Express which had temporarily been discontinued, is being restored via diverted route Asansol-Bhojudih-Jamunia Tanr-Chandrapura-Bokaro Steel City. Train No 13426 will run via diverted route from 31.07.2017 Ex Surat, whereas Train No 13425 will  run Ex Malda Town from 29.07.2017 via the diverted route. Schedule of the route the train will follow is as under :-
Train No. 13426
Station
Train No.13425
12.50(D)
Surat
04.50 (A)
15.40/15.45
Nandurbar
01.13/01.18
17.45/17.47
Amalner
23.28/23.30
19.10/19.15
Jalgaon Jn
22.22/22.25
19.40/19.50
Bhusaval Jn
21.30/21.40
20.33/20.35
Malkapur
20.33/20.35
21.35/21.40
Akola
19.05/19.10
23.05/23.10
Badnera Jn
18.05/18.10
00.39/00.42
Wardha Jn
16.27/16.30
01.55/02.25
Nagpur
15.05/15.15
04.06/04.08
Gondia Jn
12.53/12.55
06.15/06.20
Durg
10.55/11.00
06.55/07.05
Raipur Jn
10.00/10.10
09.10/09.25
Bilaspur Jn
07.55/08.10
13.05/13.10
Jharsuguda Jn
04.55/05.00
14.30/14.45
Rourkela
03.15/03.25
18.00/18.15
Ranchi
23.55/00.10
19.25/19.27
Muri
22.40/22.42
20.30/20.35
Bokaro Steel City
21.45/21.50
21.53/21.55
Bhojudih
20.18/20.20
22.33/22.35
Joychandi Pahar
19.40/19.42
23.40/23.55
Asansol Jn
18.45/19.00
00.48/01.08
Durgapur
17.25/17.45
02.24/02.26
 Siuri
15.41/15.42
03.35/03.37
Rampur Hat
14.47/14.49
04.16/04.18
Pakur
13.48/13.50
05.16/05.18
New Farakka Jn
13.02/13.04
06.15 (A)
Malda Town
12.30 (D)

Booking for the above train will open will affect from 23/07/2017 at all Passenger Reservation Centres and IRCTC website.
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Special Trains Ernakulam Jn. to Banaswadi ,Tirunelveli to Chennai Egmore,Ernakulam Jn. To Chennai Central,Chennai Central to Rameswaram (via Chennai Egmore, Vriddhachalam),Rameswaram to Chennai Egmore (via Madurai, Mayiladuthurai)

1.Suvidha special train from Ernakulam Jn. to Banaswadi

Train No.82615 Ernakulam Jn. – Banaswadi Suvidha special train will leave Ernakulam Jn. at 20.15 hrs. o­n 27th August, 2017 and reach Banaswadi at 08.00 hrs. the next day.

Composition:AC 2-tier – 1, AC 3-tier – 3, Sleeper Class – 13, General Second Class – 2 & Luggage-cum-brake van – 2 coaches.

Stoppages:Aluva, Thrissur, Ottapalam, Palakkad, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Erode, Salem, Tirupattur, Bangarapet, Krishnarajapuram and Baiyyappanahalli.



2.Suvidha special train from Tirunelveli to Chennai Egmore

Train No.82602 Tirunelveli – Chennai Egmore Suvidha special train will leave Tirunelveli at 14.45 hrs. o­n 06th August, 2017 and reach Chennai Egmore at 03.45 hrs. the next day.

Composition:AC 2-tier – 1, AC 3-tier – 2, Sleeper Class – 12 & Luggage-cum-brake van – 2 coaches.

Stoppages:Kovilpatti, Virudhunagar, Madurai, Dindigul, Tiruchchirappalli, Villupuram, Chengalpattu, Tambaram and Mambalam.



3.Suvidha special train from Ernakulam Jn. To Chennai Central

Train No.82632 Ernakulam Jn. – Chennai Central Suvidha special train will leave Ernakulam Jn. at 19.00 hrs. o­n 06th August, 2017 and reach Chennai Central at 07.20 hrs. the next day.

Composition:AC 2-tier – 1, AC 3-tier – 2, Sleeper Class – 12 & Luggage-cum-brake van – 2 coaches.

Stoppages:Aluva, Thrisur, Palakkad, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Erode, Salem, Jolarpettai, Katpadi and Perambur.



4.Special fare special train from Chennai Central to Rameswaram (via Chennai Egmore, Vriddhachalam)

Train No.06083 Chennai Central – Rameswaram special fare special train will leave Chennai Central at 16.15 hrs. o­n 22nd July, 2017 and reach Rameswaram at 05.20 hrs. the next day.

Composition:AC 2-tier – 1, AC 3-tier – 2, Sleeper Class – 8, General Second Class – 4 & Luggage-cum-brake van – 2 coaches.

Stoppages:Chennai Egmore, Tambaram, Chengalpattu, Melmaruvathur, Tindivanam, Villupuram, Vriddhachalam, Tiruchchirappalli, Dindigul, Madurai, Manamadurai, Paramakudi and Ramanathapuram.



5.Special fare special train from Rameswaram to Chennai Egmore (via Madurai, Mayiladuthurai) in view of Aadi Amavasai festival at Rameswaram

Train No.06084 Rameswaram – Chennai Egmore special fare special train will leave Rameswaram at 15.00 hrs. o­n 23rd July, 2017 and reach Chennai Egmore at 07.20 hrs. the next day.

Composition:Second Class Chair Car – 10 (of which 4 will be reserved) & Luggage-cum-brake van – 2 coaches.

Stoppages:Ramanathapuram, Paramakkudi, Manamadurai, Madurai, Kodaikkanal Road, Dindigul, Tiruchchirappalli, Thanjavur, Kumbakonam, Mayiladuthurai, Chidambaram, Cuddalore Port Jn., Tiruppadirippuliyur, Villupuram, Chengalpattu and Tambaram.

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SPECIAL TRAIN SERVICES FROM BIKANER AND JODHPUR TO HARIDWAR

Special Trains No. 04735/04736 Bikaner-Haridwar-Bikaner Weekly Express (Total 24 Trips) and Trains No. 04831/04832 Jodhpur- Haridwar Jodhpur Weekly Express (Total 22 Trips) Exp Spl as per the under-mentioned program:-

04831/04832 Jodhpur- Haridwar Jodhpur Weekly Express Special (Total 22 trips)

The 04831 Jodhpur-Haridwar Weekly Express Special train will depart from Jodhpur on every Saturday from 22.07.17 to 30.09.17 (11 trips) at 01.30 p.m. to reach Haridwar at 10.45 a.m. the next day. In the return direction, the 04832 Haridwar - Jodhpur Weekly Special train will depart from Haridwar on every Sunday from 23.07.2017 to 01.10.2017 (11 trips) at 04.45 p.m. to reach Jodhpur at 11.45 a.m. the next day.

Consisting of one AC 2 tier, two AC 3 tier, eight Sleeper Class, six General Class and two Second class cum Luggage Van with disabled friendly coaches, the 04831/04832 Jodhpur -Haridwar- Jodhpur Weekly Express Special train will stop at Gotan, Merta Road, Degana, Khatu, Chhoti Khatu, Didwana, Ladnun, Sujangarh, Ratangarh, Churu, Sadulpur, Siwani, Hissar, Dhuri, Patiala, Rajpura, Ambala, Jagadhri, Saharanpur and Jwalapur stations enroute in both the directions.

04735/04736 Bikaner-Haridwar-Bikaner Weekly Express Special (Total 24 trips)

The 04735 Bikaner-Haridwar Weekly Express Special train will depart from Bikaner on every Friday from 14.07.17 to 29.09.17 (12 trips) at 07.45 p.m. to reach Haridwar at 10.25 a.m. the next day. In the return direction, the 04736 Haridwar - Bikaner Weekly Special train will depart from Haridwar on every Saturday from 15.07.2017 to 30.09.2017 (12 trips) at 07.50 p.m. to reach Bikaner at 09.25 a.m. the next day.

Consisting of one AC 2 tier, three AC 3 tier, eight Sleeper Class, four General Class and two Second class cum Luggage Van with disabled friendly coaches, the 04735/04736 Bikaner-Haridwar-Bikaner Weekly Express Special train will stop at Napasar, Sudsar, Sri Dungargarh, Rajaldesar , Ratangarh Jn , Churu, Sadulpur , Loharu , Mahendragarh , Rewari, Delhi Jn., Delhi Shahdara, Shamli , Tapri and Roorkee stations enroute in both the directions.
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RAILWAYS RUN FESTIVAL SPECIAL TRAINS ( 176 trips )

Northern Railway has decided to run the 04409/04410 Delhi Jn. – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra – Delhi Jn. Tri-Weekly Special train, , 04414/04413Anand Vihar Terminal-Lucknow-Anand Vihar Terminal Bi-Weekly Express Special Train, , 04420/04419 Hazrat Nizamuddin-Lucknow-Hazrat Nizamuddin Weekly AC Express Special Train, 04422/04421Anand Vihar Terminal –Lucknow- Anand Vihar Terminal Weekly AC Express special Train & 04416/04415 New Delhi-Haridwar-NewDelhi Tri-Weekly Express A.C.Special Trainas per the following programme –
1-04409/04410 Delhi Jn. – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra – Delhi Jn. Tri-Weekly Special train ( 52 trips)
           The 04409 Delhi Jn. – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Tri-Weekly Special train will depart from Delhi Jn. o­n  every Monday , Wednesday & Friday at 9.10 p.m. from 01.09.2017 to 30.10.2017 to arrive at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra at 11.30 a.m. the next day ( 26 trips ).  In the return direction, the 04410 Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra – Delhi Jn. Tri-Weekly Special Train will depart from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra o­n  every Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday at 1.30 p.m. from 03.09.2017 to 31.10.2017  to arrive at Delhi Jn. at 3.15 a.m. the next day.

            Comprising of 4 AC Two Tier, 8 AC 3 Tier & 4 Second Class Sleeper coaches, the 04409/04410 Delhi Jn. - Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra – Delhi Jn. Tri-Weekly Special train will stop at Ambala Cantt., Ludhiana, Pathankot Cantt., Jammu Tawi and Udhampur stations enroute in both the directions.

2- 04414/04413 Anand Vihar Terminal-Lucknow-Anand Vihar Terminal Bi-Weekly Express Special Train (34 Trips)
        The 04414 Anand Vihar Terminal-Lucknow Bi-Weekly Express Special Train will depart from Anand Vihar Terminal at 09.05 p.m. on every Tuesday & Thursday from 05.09.2017to 31.10.2017 to reach Lucknow at 06.25 a.m. the next day (17 trips). In the return direction, the 04413  Lucknow-Anand Vihar Terminal Bi-Weekly Express Special Train will depart from Lucknow at 07.30 p.m. o­n every Wednesday & Friday from 06.09.2017to 01.11.2017 to reach Anand Vihar Terminal at 04.30 a.m. the next day (17 trips).
          Comprising of o­ne A.C. Two Tier, o­ne A.C. Three Tier , Six Sleeper Class  , Four General Class  & two second class cum luggage van Coaches, the  04414/04413 Anand Vihar Terminal-Lucknow-Anand Vihar Terminal Bi-Weekly Express Special Train will stop at Ghaziabad, Moradabad & Bareilly stations enroute in both the directions.
3- 04420/04419 Hazrat Nizamuddin-Lucknow-Hazrat Nizamuddin Weekly AC Express Special Train (18 Trips)

The 04420 Hazrat Nizamuddin –Lucknow Weekly AC Express special train will depart from Hazrat Nizamuddin at 08.50 p.m. o­n every Monday from 04.09.2017 to 30.10.2017to arrive at Lucknow at 06.25 a.m. the next day (09 trips) . In the return direction, the 04419 Lucknow-Hazrat Nizamuddin Weekly AC Express special train will depart from Lucknow at 07.30 p.m. o­n every Thursday from 07.09.2017 to 02.11.2017 to reach Hazrat Nizamuddin at 04.45 a.m the next day (09 trips).

     Consisting of o­ne first AC, five AC two tier & nine AC three Tier  coaches, the 04420/04419 Hazrat Nizamuddin-Lucknow-Hazrat Nizamuddin Weekly AC Express special train will stop at  Ghaziabad, Moradabad & Bareilly stations enroute in both the directions.

4- 04422/04421 Anand Vihar Terminal –Lucknow- Anand Vihar Terminal Weekly AC Express special Train (18 Trips)

The 04422 Anand Vihar Terminal –Lucknow Weekly AC Express special Train will depart from Anand Vihar Terminal at 09.05 p.m. o­n every Wednesday from 06.09.2017 to 01.11.2017 to arrive at Lucknow at 06.25 a.m. the next day (09 trips)  . In the return direction, the 04421 Lucknow- Anand Vihar Terminal Weekly AC Express special Train will depart from Lucknow at 07.30 p.m. o­n every Tuesday from 05.09.2017 to 31.10.2017 to reach Anand Vihar Terminal at 04:30 a.m the next day (09 trips).

Consisting of o­ne first AC, five AC two tier & nine AC three Tier  coaches, the 04422/04421 Anand Vihar Terminal –Lucknow- Anand Vihar Terminal Weekly AC Express special Train will stop at  Ghaziabad, Moradabad & Bareilly  stations enroute in both the directions.

5- 04416/04415 New Delhi-Haridwar-NewDelhi Tri-Weekly Express A.C.Special Train (54 trips)

                The 04416  New Delhi-Haridwar Tri-Weekly Express A.C.Special Train will depart from New Delhi at 07.30 a.m. on every Saturday, Sunday & Monday from 02.09.2017 to 30.10.2017to reach Haridwar at 01.00 p.m. the same day (27 trips). In the return direction, the 04415 Haridwar-NewDelhi Tri-Weekly Express A.C. Special Train will depart from Haridwar at 06.45 p.m. o­n every Saturday, Sunday & Monday from 02.09.2017 to 30.10.2017to reach New Delhi at 11.10 p.m. the same day  (27 trips).

          Comprising of   two Executive AC Chair Car & fourteen AC Chair Car coaches, the 04416/04415 New Delhi-Haridwar-NewDelhi Tri-Weekly Express A.C.Special Train will stop at Ghaziabad, Meerut City, Merrut Cantt., Muzzafarnagar, Tapri, Roorkee & Jawalapur stations enroute in both the directions.
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CLOSURE OF PRS ENQUIRY FOR TWO HOURS AND FIFTY MINUTES DURING NIGHT HOURS OF 22/23.07.2017

Due to up gradation work of Delhi P.R.S. (Computerized Passenger Reservation System), the PRS Enquiry will remain closed for 2 hours 50 minutes from 11.45 p.m. o­n 22.07.2017 to 02.35 a.m. o­n 23.07.2017. Therefore, Delhi PRS and enquiries related to Delhi PRS o­n Telephone no. 139 will not be available during the above period.
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Renumbering of Patliputra-Chandigarh Superfast Express Bi-Weekly Train

It is notified for the information of the General Public that the 23255 Patliputra-Chandigarh Superfast Bi-weekly Express train will run with new number 22355 after 15.11.2017.
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Extension Of 19609/19610 Ajmer-Haridwar-Ajmer Tri-Weekly Express Upto Udaipur Regular sevice from Udaipur from 24.07.2017 and from Haridwar from 25.07.2017


It is notified for the information of the General Public that Railways have decided to extend the 19609/19610 Ajmer-Haridwar-Ajmer Tri-Weekly Express upto Udaipur from 24.07.2017 ,as per the following programme-

Schedule of 19609/19610 Udaipur-Haridwar-Udaipur Tri-Weekly Express to/from Ajmer

o­n its extended portion ,the 19609 Udaipur -Haridwar Tri-Weekly Express will depart from Udaipur at 01.20 p.m. on its nominated daysto reach Ajmer at 07.20 p.m. the same day and thereafter continue its o­nward journey to Haridwar as per existing schedule. In the return direction, the 19610 Haridwar- Udaipur Tri-Weekly Express Train will depart from Haridwar as per its existing schedule to reach Ajmer at 09.40 a.m. and depart from there at 09.55 a.m. to reach Udaipur at 04.50 p.m. the same day .

On its extended portion, the 19609/19610 Udaipur -Haridwar- Udaipur Tri-Weekly Express Train will stop at Rana Pratap Nagar, Mavli Jn., Fatehnagar, Kapasan, ,Chittorgarh, Gangarar, Bhilwara, Mandal, Bijainagar & Nasirabad stations enroute in both the directions.

NOTE- The composition, days of run and schedule of 19609/19610 Udaipur -Haridwar- Udaipur Tri-Weekly Express will remain same as existing between Ajmer-Haridwar-Ajmer.

Inaugral Run of 19609 Udaipur-Haridwar Tri-Weekly Express from Udaipur o­n 24.07.2017 at 02.30 p.m.

On its inaugural run the 19609 Udaipur -Haridwar Tri-Weekly Express will depart from Udaipur on Monday 24.07.2017at 02.30 p.m. to reach Ajmer at 08.00 p.m. the same day. Ajmer o­nwards train will run as regular service.

Comprising of o­ne A.C. Two Tier, two A.C. Three Tier , nine Sleeper Class, four General class & two Disabled friendly second class cum luggage van coaches, the19609 Udaipur -Haridwar Tri-Weekly Express will stop at Rana Pratap Nagar, Mavli Jn., Fatehnagar, Kapasan, Chittorgarh, Gangarar, Bhilwara, Mandal, Bijainagar & Nasirabad stations enroute.
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Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu Inaugurates Round Table Conference Ensuring Cyber Security on Indian Railways


Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated Round Table Conference on “Ensuring Cyber Security on Indian Railways”. Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A. K. Mital and other Railway Board Members and senior officials were also present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said that Indian Railways is striding ahead on its mission of transformation. A lot of upgradation, modernisation & maintenance of Railways has been taken up in last three years & these processes involve use of technologies. Indian Railways has recently launched Rail Cloud Server, Rail Saarthi App, work for developing E.R.P. is also underway. With the exhaustive use of technologies, there are high chances of vulnerability. Indian Railways keeps conducting audits to ensure safety checks. Cyber Security is one of the top priorities. Therefore, idea of this roundtable is to bring all stakeholders on one platform to ensure that these discussions becomes effective results for cyber security.

During the discussions, ideas were exchanged on Cyber threats, Security incidents and Advanced solutions. The discussions helped in understanding the issues involved and create better awareness among all stakeholders. It also helped to provide effective solutions to deal with the Cyber Security threats to IT Systems on Indian Railways.

Computerisation on Indian Railways started about 3 decades ago and major activities like Ticketing, Freight operations, Train operations and Asset management now rely heavily on IT Systems. Cyber Security on Indian Railway has now been identified as the focus area. Auditing of IT Systems by Standardisation Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) and close coordination with CERT-In are some of the steps taken by Indian railways.

Cyber Security measures must be implemented as per acceptable standards in the IT industry. This would entail creating best practices for protection of key infrastructure from cyber attacks, an emergency response system to cyber-attacks to reduce the application’s vulnerability to such threats, formulation of the policy / mechanism for ensuring adequate measures in the main areas of the Mission Critical IT application’s security, such as Access control, Confidentiality – denial of access to unauthorized person, pen / flash drives etc., Data loss / theft, Integrity – protection against unauthorized changes, Authentication – establishing the identity of actual user among other things.

In an increasingly digitized mode of working, there are many such applications that are accessed through personal devices like the mobile phone. Security features of such applications need to be strengthened. Apart from this,

readiness to defend critical digital assets of Indian Railway and preparedness to counter breach by designing the applications so robust so as to assess and strengthen the ability to detect, react to, and contain advanced attacks with speed, efficiency, and scale. With this preparedness, IT applications across Indian Railways can be confidently utilized to quickly catch attackers and prevent breaches from turning into catastrophes.

Although, IT applications of Indian Railway have been developed with adequate security features based on these standard principles the recent global cyber attacks in may 2017 show that we can never be complacent .The “WannaCry” ransomware attack affected more than 200,000 organizations in 150 countries. A report by CBS News said that the estimated losses due to the ransomware attack were around $4 billion.
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Facilities at Railway Stations

 Improvement to Passenger amenities on Indian Railways (IR) is a continuous process. Present day passengers expect visible and qualitative improvement in public utilities and amenities provided at the Stations. With a view to meeting the expectations of the passengers, Indian Railways is making all out effort to provide improved facilities at the stations including those located in small cities/towns. Indian Railways has more than 8000 Stations. It has always been the endeavour of the Railways to provide adequate amenities to the passengers at the stations. Certain amenities are provided at the time of construction of new stations based on anticipated volume of traffic. Amenities are further augmented from time to time with growth in passenger traffic handled at stations, based on the felt need, expectations of the travelling public and availability of funds.
In the recent past Indian Railways has taken various steps to improve the services and facilitate the passengers, some of which are given below.
At stations:
i. Lifts and Escalators at the stations for facilitating movement across platforms.

ii. Battery Operated Vehicles for carrying passengers before/after the train journey, especially senior citizens and persons with disabilities.

iii. Yatri Mitra Sewa for passengers requiring wheel-chair assistance.

iv. Well appointed Retiring Rooms, Waiting Halls and Executive Lounges to relax for passengers during transit.

v. Wi-fi facility at 127 important stations on IR.

In Reservations and travel:
i. Introduction of the Alternate Train Accommodation Scheme known as ‘VIKALP’ to give option to waitlisted passengers to shift to alternate train having vacant accommodation.

ii. Provision of facility to physically handicapped persons to book reserved tickets online.

iii. Introduction of paperless unreserved ticket booking through mobile phone.

iv. Automatic refund of confirmed/ Reservation Against Cancellation (RAC)/e-tickets on cancellation of trains.

v. Enhancement of Senior Citizen Quota as well as quota earmarked for physically handicapped persons.

vi. Making provision in the system for automatic preparation of reservation charts at least four hours before the scheduled departure of train.

vii. Provision of facility to book available accommodation after preparation of first reservation chart through internet as well as across any computerized Passenger Reservation System (PRS) counter upto preparation of second reservation chart.

viii. Acceptance of all International Credit/Debit cards for booking of e-tickets through Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation ( IRCTC ) website.

ix. The passengers having confirmed/RAC/Waitlisted PRS counter tickets may cancel the same through IRCTC website (www.irctc.co.in) or through 139 within the prescribed time limit and the refund amount maybe collected across PRS counter on surrendering the original ticket.

x. In order to facilitate cancellation of PRS counter tickets at relatively smaller stations, one of the Unreserved Ticketing System( UTS) cum PRS counters (wherever PRS booking facility is available) has been earmarked for granting refund beyond the working hours of PRS counters/Current counters. This facility is available in respect of PRS counter tickets for those trains whose scheduled departure time is within the next 24 hours.

xi. Establishment of Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendras for issuing of tickets through public private partnership for establishment and operation of computerised Passenger Reservation System (PRS)-cum Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS) terminals.

xii. Facility for booking unreserved ticket including platforms tickets and Season Tickets through mobile phone in the 6 suburban sections of IR in Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Secunderabad and in Delhi – Palwal and Delhi-Ghaziabad sections of Northern Railway

xiii. Commencement of concierge services with facility for online booking of wheelchairs through IRCTC website at New Delhi and 23 other stations.

xiv. Provision of Automatic Ticket Vending Machines to facilitate purchase of unreserved journey tickets.

xv. Extension of e-ticketing facility to foreign debit/credit cards for foreign tourists and NRIs.

xvi. Commissioning of online booking of retiring room at over 488 Railway stations.

Modernisation/ upgradation of passenger amenities at railway station in Indian Railways is a continuous and on-going process. At present, upgradation of station is being undertaken under Adarsh Station scheme. 201 stations including 5 stations in Chhattisgarh have been identified under this Scheme during the last three years and current year.

Regular inspections are conducted by Officers, Service Improvement Group (SIG), Passenger Amenities Committee (PAC) & Passenger Services Committee (PSC) to monitor the availability and maintenance of passenger facilities at stations and remedial measures are taken as and when deficiencies are noted.
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Promotion of Clean Fuel in Railways

Railways are taking the following several steps to promote use of clean fuels and reduce carbon emissions:



I. Use of B5 (5% Bio-Diesel) blends of bio diesel in the diesel locomotives.

II. Development of Common Rail electronic Direct Injection (CReDI) system.

III. Use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) based dual fuel system on DEMU trains to achieve 20% substitution of Diesel with gas.

IV. Development of Miller cycle based turbochargers for Diesel Locomotives.

V. Development of Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG) Turbochargers for Diesel Locomotives.

VI. Development of High Effectiveness large after cooler for Diesel Locomotives.

VII. Development of CNG based dual fuel system with 40% substitution of diesel for high economy and environmental benefit.

VIII. Process to establish two bio diesel manufacturing plants with 30 Ton Per Day (TPD) capacity owned by Railways.

IX. Started Exploring for use of Methanol on Railways locomotives.

X. Promote use of LNG/CNG as environment friendly industrial gas in place of Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) and Acetylene in Railway workshops.

XI. Promote and install roof top based solar power generation system in railways workshops and production units.

XII. Solar panel based hotel load system for powering light and fans on 250 trailer coaches of Diesel Electric Multiple unit (DEMU) trains.
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19 July 2017

Train No. 06060/06059 Krishnarajapuram - Coimbatore - Krishnarajapuram weekly from 18th July, 2017 to 26th September, 2017

Train No. 06060 Coimbatore - Krishnarajapuramweekly Special departs Coimbatore at 20:40 hrs. on every Tuesday from 18th July, 2017 to 26th September, 2017 (Total 11 trips) and reaches Krishnarajapuram at 04:00 hrs. on respective Wednesday. Enroute, the train arrives/departs Tiruppar at 21:23/21:25 Hrs., Erode at 22:10/22:15 Hrs., Salem at 23:07/23.10 Hrs., Tiruppattur at 01:00/01:05 Hrs.

Train No. 06059 Krishnarajapuram - Coimbatore weekly Special departs Krishnarajapuram at 21:30 hrs. on every Wednesday from 19th July, 2017 to 27th September, 2017 (Total 11 trips) and reaches Coimbatore at 05:20 hrs. on respective Thursday. Enroute, the train arrives/departs Tirupattur at 00:50/01:00 Hrs. Salem at 02:40/02:42 Hrs., Erode at 03:40/03:45 Hrs., Tiruppar at 04:28/04:30 Hrs.,

The Train Composition will have 17 coaches comprising of One AC 2-tier Coach, Twelve Second class Sleeper Coaches, Two General Second Class Coaches and Two Luggage cum Break-van.
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YESVANTPUR - BELAGAVI - YESVANTPUR SPECIAL TRAIN

Train No. 06581/06582 Yesvantpur - Belagavi - YesvantpurSpecial with special fare to clear extra rush of passengers during Independence Day.

 Train No. 06581 Yesvantpur - Belagavi Special departs Yesvantpur at 20:15 hrs. on 11th August, 2017 (Friday) and reaches Belagavi at 08:10 hrs. on next day (Saturday). Enroute, the train arrives/departs Tumakuru at 21:30/21:32 Hrs., Arsikere at 23:10/23:15 Hrs., Birur at 23:57/23.59 Hrs., onSaturday arrives/departs Davangere at 02:20/02:22 Hrs., Harihar at 02:43/02:45 Hrs., Haveri at 03:50/03:52 Hrs., Hubballi at 05:00/05:15 Hrs., Dharwad at 05:50/05:52 Hrs., Londa at 07:05/07:08 Hrs.

 Train No. 06582Belagavi - Yesvantpur Special departs Belagavi at 19:15 hrs. on 15th August, 2017 (Tuesday) and reaches Yesvantpur at 06:20 hrs. on next day Wednesday.Enroute, the train arrives/departs Londa at 20:05/20:07 Hrs. Dharwad at 21:40/21:42 Hrs., Hubballi at 22:25/22:35 Hrs., Haveri at 23:45/23:47 Hrs., onWednesday arrives/departs Harihar at 00:30/00:32 Hrs., Davangere at 00:55/00:57 Hrs., Birur at 02:08/02.10 Hrs.,Arsikere at 03:05/03:10 Hrs.,Tumakuru at 05:15/05:17 Hrs.

 The Train Composition will have 22 coaches comprising of Two AC 3-tier Coaches, Eighteen General Second Class Coaches and Two Luggage cum Break-van.

 RUNNING OF YESVANTPUR - BELAGAVI - YESVANTPUR SPECIAL TRAIN ON GANESH CHATURTHI

 Railways has decided to run Train No. 06583/06584 Yesvantpur - Belagavi - YesvantpurSpecial with special fare to clear extra rush of passengers during Ganesh Chaturthi.

 Train No. 06583 Yesvantpur - Belagavi Special departs Yesvantpur at 20:15 hrs. on 24th August, 2017 (Thursday) and reaches Belagavi at 08:10 hrs. on next day (Friday).Enroute, the train arrives/departs Tumakuru at 21:30/21:32 Hrs., Arsikere at 23:10/23:15 Hrs.,Birur at 23:57/23.59 Hrs.,onFriday arrives/departs Davangere at 02:20/02:22 Hrs., Harihar at 02:43/02:45 Hrs., Haveri at 03:50/03:52 Hrs., Hubballi at 05:00/05:15 Hrs., Dharwad at 05:50/05:52 Hrs., Londa at 07:05/07:08 Hrs.

 Train No. 06584 Belagavi - Yesvantpur Special departs Belagavi at 17:20 hrs. on 27th August, 2017 (Sunday) and reaches Yesvantpur at 05:00 hrs. on next day (Monday).Enroute, the train arrives/departs Londa at 18:15/18:16 Hrs. Dharwad at 19:30/19:32 Hrs., Hubballi at 20:10/20:25 Hrs., Haveri at 21:33/21:35 Hrs., Harihar at 22:33/22:35 Hrs., Davangere at 22:51/22:53 Hrs., onMonday arrives/departs Birur at 00:38/00.40 Hrs.,Arsikere at 01:30/01:35 Hrs.,Tumakuru at 03:48/03:50 Hrs.

 The Train Composition will have 22 coaches comprising of Two AC 3-tier Coaches, Eighteen General Second Class Coaches and Two Luggage cum Break-van.
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REVISION IN TIMINGS OF TRAIN NO. 16577/16578, YESVANTPUR-HARIHAR-YESVANTPUR TRI-WEEKLY EXPRESS


Train No. 16577/16578, Yesvantpur - Harihar - Yesvantpur Tri-Weekly Express with effect from 19th July, 2017 from Yesvantpur end and 20th July, 2017 from Harihar end.





Accordingly, Train No. 16577, Yesvantpur - Harihar Tri-Weekly Express departs Yesvantpur at 16:15 hrs. and arrives Harihar at 23:30 hrs. (Earlier 23;45 hrs.), with this journey time of 15 minutes saved.Enroute, the train arrives/departs Tumakuru at 17:13/17:15 hrs., Tiptur at 19:04/19:06 hrs. (Earlier 19:14/19:15 hrs.), Arsikere at 19:35/19:40 hrs. (Earlier 19:45/19:50 hrs.),, Kadur at 20:16/20:18 hrs. (Earlier 20:48/20:50 hrs.),, Birur at 20:28/20:30 hrs. (Temporary Stoppage), Ajjampur at 20:48/20:49 hrs. (Earlier 20:59/21:00 hrs.), Shivani at 20:59/21:00 hrs. (Earlier 21:09/21:10 hrs.),, Chikjajur at 21:34/21:35 hrs. (Earlier 21:54/21:55 hrs.), Mayakonda at 21:54/21:55 hrs. (Earlier 22:19/22:20 hrs.), Davangere at 22:28/22:30 hrs. (Earlier 23:13/23:15 hrs.).



In the return direction, Train No. 16578, Harihar - Yesvantpur Tri-Weekly Express departs Harihar at 06:15 hrs. (Earlier 05:00 hrs.) and arrives Yesvantpur at 12:30 hrs. (Earlier 11:25 hrs.)with this journey time of 10 minutes savedEnroute, the train arrives/departs Davangere at 06:28/06:30 hrs. (Earlier 05:08/05:10 hrs.) , Mayakonda at 06:52/06:53 hrs. (Earlier 05:34/05:35 hrs.) Chikjajur at 07:11/07:12 hrs. (Earlier 05:54/05:55 hrs.), Shivani at 07:43/07:44 hrs. (Earlier 06:19/06:20 hrs.), Ajjampur at 07:54/07:55 hrs. (Earlier 06:29/06:30 hrs.), Birur at 08:13/08:15 hrs. (Temporary Stoppage), Kadur at 08:23/08:25 hrs. (Earlier 06:54/06:55 hrs.), Arsikere at 09:05/09:10 hrs. (Earlier 07:35/07:40 hrs.), Tiptur at 09:38/09:40 hrs. (Earlier 08:19/08:20 hrs.), Tumakuru at 10:58/11:00 hrs. (Earlier 09:38/09:40 hrs.).
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Train No. 20651/20652 KSR Bengaluru - Shivamogga - KSR Bengaluru Daily Superfast Express

Railway has decided to convert Train No. 16201/16202, KSR Bengaluru - Shivamogga - KSR Bengaluru Daily Express into Daily Superfast Express with change in Train No. as 20651/20652.   There is no change in the composition and frequency.  The converted service commences with effect from 01st October, 2017 from KSR Bengaluru end and from 02nd October, 2017 from Shivamogga end.

 Accordingly Train No. 20651, KSR Bengaluru - Shivamogga Daily Superfast Express departs KSR Bengaluru at 15:00 hrs. and reaches  Shivamogaa Town  at 19:55 hrs. Enroute, the train arrives/departs Yesvantpur at 15:10/15:12 hrs., Tumakuru at 16:08/16:10 hrs., Tiptur at 17:05/17:06 hrs. (Temporary Stoppage), Arsikere at 17:40/17:45 hrs., Kadur at 18:18/18:19 hrs. (Temporary Stoppage), Birur at 18:25/18:27 hrs., Tarikere at 18:53/18:54 hrs., Bhadravathi at 19:15/19:17 hrs., Shivamogga Halt at 19:30/19:31 hrs.

In the return direction, Train No. 20652, Shivamogga - KSR Bengaluru Daily Superfast Express departs Shivamogga Town at 06:40 hrs. and reaches  KSR Bengaluru at 11:35 hrs. Enroute, arrives/departs Shivamogga Halt at 06:45/06:46 hrs., Bhadravathi at 06:57/06:59 hrs., Tarikere at 07:15/07:16 hrs., arrives/departs Birur at 07:40/07:42 hrs., Kadur at 07:49/07:50 hrs. (Temporary Stoppage), Arsikere at 08:30/08:35 hrs., Tiptur at 09:00/09:01 hrs. (Temporary Stoppage), Tumakuru at 10:18/10:20 hrs., Yesvantpur at 11:18/11:20 hrs.
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CONVERSION OF MYSURU - KSR BENGALURU - MYSURU PASSENGER INTO EXPRESS

Railway has decided to convert Train No. 56234/56233, Mysuru - KSR Bengaluru - Mysuru Passenger into Express duly extending Train No. 16227/16228, KSR Bengaluru - Talaguppa - KSR Bengaluru Express upto Mysuru.   The conversion of passenger into Express train along with extension of Express will be with effect from 28thJuly, 2017 from Mysuru end. Train No. 16228 Talaguppa - KSR Bengaluru Express leaving Talaguppa o­n 27th July, 2017 will run upto Mysuru via KSR Bengaluru.

Accordingly Train No. 16227, Mysuru - Talaguppa Express departs Mysuru at 19:45 hrs. and reaches KSR Bengaluru at 22:38 hrs.     Enroute, the train arrives/ departs Naganahalli at 19:53/19:54 hrs., Palahalli Halt at 19:57/19:58 hrs., Shrirangapatna at 20:02/20:03 hrs., Pandavapura at 20:07/20:08 hrs., Chandagirikopal at 20:11/20:12 hrs., Byadarahalli at 20:16/20:17 hrs., Yeliyuru at 20:24/20:25 hrs., Mandya at 20:34/20:35 hrs., Hanakere at 20:44/20:45 hrs. Maddur at 20:54/20:55 hrs. Nidaghatta Halt at 21:00/21:01 hrs., Settihalli at 21:06/21:07 hrs., Channapatna at 21:13/21:14 hrs., Ramanagram 21:23/21:28 hrs., Ketohalli 21:35/21:36 hrs., Bidadi 21:45/21:46 hrs., Hejjala 21:56/21:57 hrs., Kengeri 22:12/22:13 hrs., Jnana Bharati Halt 22:20/22:21 hrs., Nayandahalli 22:25/22:26 hrs. There is no change in timings of train between KSR Bengaluru – Talaguppa.

In the return direction, Train No. 16228, Talaguppa - Mysuru Express departs KSR Bengaluru at 04:45 hrs. and reaches Mysuru  at 07:40 hrs. Enroute, the train arrives/departs Krishnadevaraya Halt at 04:50/04:51 hrs., Nayandahalli at 04:57/04:58 hrs., Kengeri at 05:05/05:06 hrs., Bidadi at 05:22/05:23 hrs., Ramanagram at 05:36/05:37 hrs., Channapatna at 05:46/05:47 hrs., Maddur at 06:06/06:08 hrs., Hanakere at 06:17/06:18 hrs., Mandya at 06:28/60:30 hrs., Yeliyuru at 06:40/06:41 hrs., Bydarahalli at 06:50/06:51 hrs., Chandagirikopal at 06:55/06:56 hrs., Pandavapura at 07:01/07:02 hrs., Shrirangapatna at 07:07/07:08 hrs., Palahalli Halt at 07:12/07:13 hrs., Naganahalli at 07:16/07:17 hrs.   There is no change in timings of train between  Talaguppa – KSR Bengaluru.

The Train Composition will have 21 coaches comprising of OneAC First Class Coach Two AC 3-tier Coaches, Ten Second class Sleeper Coaches, Six General Second Class Coaches and Two Luggage cum Break-van with disabled friendly.  
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MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS APPROVES TWO MORE MEMU PASSENGER SERVICES WITHIN BENGALURU BY MARCH 2018

An agreement was signed between Ministry of Railways and Government of Karnataka o­n 16th January, 2017 for development of a Suburban Rail System in Bengaluru. It has now been decided by Ministry of Railways that the following works will be under taken in this regard.
1.15 pairs of short distance passenger trains that are presently running will be converted with 12 Car MEMU (Mainline Electric Multiple Unit) extended rakes. Estimated cost of this conversion is Rs. 327.79 Crores

2. Enhancement of maintenance facilities for MEMU services at Banasawadi shed at cost of Rs. 29.45 Crores.

Above two projects will be taken up o­n 80:20 cost sharing basis between Government of Karnataka and Ministry of Railways and these projects will be implemented by Railways.
These 15 pairs of trains are operating between KSR Bengaluru – Bangarapet/Marikuppam, Bengaluru - Jolarpettai, Bengaluru Cantt. - Bangarapet, Bengaluru - Mysuru and Bengaluru - Hindupur.

The MEMU electric traction increases the passenger carrying capacity, results in better utilisation of line capacity, fuel efficiency with enhanced performance. 15 short distance passenger trains are equivalent to 9 rakes. Out of the 15 approved, Two MEMU rakes shall be provided during the current financial year and remaining 7 MEMU rakes shall be provided in 2018-19 from manufacturing units of Indian Railways.

The project of enhancement of maintenance facilities for MEMU services at Banasawadi shall be taken up after approval of the work in supplementary budget, 2017-18 of Central Government.

In the last three years, many inputs have been given by Railways to cater for the needs of passengers for travelling around Bengaluru. 8 pairs of new services have been introduced and following services have been extended.
New Trains:                      
Train No.
From -To
Date of Introduction
56925/ 56926
KSR Bengaluru - Tumakuru -KSR Bengaluru Daily Passenger
01.11.2014
76521/ 76522
Yesvantpur – Nelamangala – Yesvantpur DEMU
01.11.2014
76523/ 76524
Yesvantpur – Hosur – Yesvantpur DEMU
01.11.2014
66535/ 66536
KSR Bengaluru – Ramanagram – KSR Bengaluru MEMU
16.01.2017
66537/ 66538
KSR Bengaluru – Ramanagram – KSR Bengaluru MEMU
16.01.2017
66539/ 66540
KSR Bengaluru – Ramanagram – KSR Bengaluru MEMU
16.01.2017
66542/ 66541
KSR Bengaluru – Whitefield – KSR Bengaluru MEMU
16.01.2017
66544/ 66543
KSR Bengaluru – Kuppam – KSR Bengaluru MEMU
16.01.2017
        Extension of Trains:                      
Train No.
From -To
Extended upto
66533
Marikuppam - Krishnarajapuram
Baiyyappanahalli
66534
Krishnarajapuram - Kuppam
Baiyyappanahalli
66514/66515
Marikuppam - Bangarapet
Baiyyappanahalli
76525/76526
KSR Bengaluru - Kolar
Channapatna
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Trains Diverted/Rescheduled between Singapur-Therubali in Rayagada-Titlagarh Section of Sambalpur Division of East Coast Railway

Trains Diverted:

     1)      Train No.12807 Visakhapatnam-H.Nizamuddin which left Visakhapatnam o­n 18thJuly,2017  is diverted to run Via Visakhapatnam, Duvvada,Vijayawada, Ballarshah and Nagpur stations.

2)Train No.12843 Puri-Ahmedabad scheduled to leave Puri  on 18th July,2017 is diverted to run  Via Vizainagaram, Duvvada,Vijayawada, Ballarshah and Nagpur stations.

3)Train No. 17481 Bilaspur-Tirupati which left Bilaspur o­n 18th July, 2017 is diverted to run via Raipur,Gondia, Ballarshah and Vijayawada  stations.

4)Train No. 12835/12836 Hatia-Yeshvantpur-Hatia is diverted to run via Bilaspur,Raipur,Nagpur, Ballarshah and Vijayawada  stations in both the directions until further advice.

5)Train No. 12376/12375 Asansol-Chennai Central-Asansol is diverted to run via Bilaspur,Raipur,Nagpur, Ballarshah and Vijayawada  stations in both the directions until further advice

6)Train No. 12889/12890 TataNagar-Yeshvantpur-TataNagar is diverted to run via Bilaspur, Raipur, Nagpur, Ballarshah and Vijayawada  stations in both the directions until further advice

7)Train No. 18637/18638 Hatia-Yeshvantpur-Hatia is diverted to run via Bilaspur, Raipur, Nagpur, Ballarshah and Vijayawada  stations in both the directions until further advice

8)Train No. 22837/22838 Hatia-Ernakulam-Hatia is diverted to run via Bilaspur,Raipur,Nagpur, Ballarshah and Vijayawada  stations in both the directions until further advice

9)Train No. 18111/18112 TataNagar-Yeshvantpur-TataNagar is diverted to run via Bilaspur,Raipur,Nagpur, Ballarshah and Vijayawada  stations in both the directions until further advice

10)Train No. 12835 Hatia-Yeshvantpur scheduled to leave Hatia o­n 18th July 2017 is diverted to run via Vizaiangaram, Khurda Road, Bhadrak,Hijli and Tata stations.





Trains Rescheduled:

1.Train No.13352 Alappuzha-Dhanbad Express scheduled to depart Alappuzha at 06:00  hrs o­n 19th July, 2017is rescheduled to depart at 14:00 hrs on the same day due to late running of its pairing Train.
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SPECIAL TRAINS BETWEEN SANTRAGACHI AND HATIA FROM 21.07.17 TO 19.08.17


To clear the extra rush of passengers, it has been decided to run five pairs of Special trains between Santragachi-Hatia-Santragachi during the period from 21.07.17 to 19.08.17.

The Special Train (02876) leaving Santragachi every Saturday at 22:35 hrs will reach Hatia at 07:50 hrs, the next day. In the return direction, the Special Train (02875) will leave Hatia every Fridayat 21:30 hrs and will arrive Santragachi at 07:15 hrs, the next day.

The Special train will have sixteen AC 3 Tier coaches. The train will have stoppages at Kharagpur, Tatanagar, Muri and Ranchi between Santragachi and Hatia.
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WEEKLY AC SUPERFAST SPECIAL TRAIN BETWEEN HAZRAT NIZAMUDDIN & PUNE via VASAI ROAD EXTENDED UPTO 24TH AUGUST, 2017

Ministry of Railways has extended the trips of 04418 / 04417 Hazrat Nizamuddin – Pune via Vasai Road Weekly AC Superfast Special train, upto 24th August, 2017.


·04418/04417 H. Nizamuddin- Pune Weekly AC Superfast Special Train
          via Vasai Road   (12 services)


Train No. 04418 Hazrat Nizamuddin – Pune Weekly AC Superfast Special train (via Vasai Road)will depart from H. Nizamuddin at 21:35 hrs o­n Tuesday and will reach Vasai Road at 17.15 hrs, the next day and will reach Pune at 21.25 hrs o­n Wednesday. The extended trips will run from 18th July, 2017 to 22nd August, 2017.

Similarly, Train No. 04417 Pune – Hazrat Nizamuddin Weekly AC Superfast Special train (via Vasai Road) will depart from Pune at 05.15 hrs o­n Thursday and will reach Vasai Road at 09.00 hrs, o­n same day and will reach H.Nizamuddin at 05.35 hrs, the next day. The extended trips will run from 20th July, 2017 to 24th August, 2017.

The train will halt at Kota, Ratlam, Vadodara, Surat, Vapi, Vasai Road, Kalyan and Lonavala stations in both the directions. The train has AC First Class, AC II Tier, AC III Tier & Pantry car coaches.
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LHB (Linke-Hofmann-Busch) For coaches Train No.18637/18638 Hatia – Bengaluru Cantonment – Hatia weekly express trains (via Katpadi, Jolarpettai)

LHB (Linke-Hofmann-Busch) coaches have been allotted for Train No.18637/18638 Hatia – Bengaluru Cantonment – Hatia weekly express trains (via Katpadi, Jolarpettai) and the rake of these trains has been converted into LHB stock.

The composition of Hatia – Bengaluru Cantonment – Hatia weekly express trains is as detailed below.

Composition:AC 2-tier – 1, AC 3-tier – 4, Sleeper Class – 6 & General Second Class – 6 coaches.

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CHANGE IN COMPOSITION OF DIBRUGARH - KANNIYAKUMARI - DIBRUGARH VIVEK EXPRESS TRAINS

The composition of Train No.15906 / 15905 Dibrugarh – Kanniyakumari – Dibrugarh Vivek weekly express trains has been revised.One General Second Class coach has been removed and o­ne AC 3-tier coach has been added.

The revised composition of the train:AC 2-tier – 1, AC 3-tier – 3, Sleeper Class – 11, General Second Class – 5, Pantry Car – 1 & Luggage-cum-brake van – 2 coaches.

The revision in composition will come into effect o­n 22.07.2017 ex Dibrugarh and o­n 27.07.2017 ex Kanniyakumari.
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