27 July 2017

Trains Partially Cancelled / Rescheduled due to Traffic Block n Tanguturu – Singarayakonda section of Vijayawada

bridge re-building works on Tanguturu – Singarayakonda section of Vijayawada Division, traffic blocks are imposed. Consequently, the following Passenger trains are Partially Cancelled/Rescheduled as detailed below:
A. Partially Cancelled:
1. Train No.57277 Gudur – Vijayawada Passenger is Partially Cancelled between Gudur-Ongole Stations on 29th and 31st July, 2017.
B. Rescheduled:
1. Train No.57257 Tirupati – Kakinada Port Passenger scheduled to depart Tirupati at 01:05 hrs on 29th and 31st July, 2017 is rescheduled to depart at 04:05 hrs on 29th and 31st July, 2017.
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Introduction of New Train between Rameswaram-Faizabad-Rameswaram (via Ayodhya)


Ministry of Railways will introduce a new train between Rameswaram-Faizabad-Rameswaram. The new train will be flagged off by Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India o­n27th July, 2017 through video conferencing at Mandapam at 12:30 hrs. However, The Regular services will commence from 2nd August 2017.

Inaugural Service:-

Accordingly, Train No.06793 Rameswaram-Faizabad Inaugural Express will depart Rameswaram at 12:30 hrs o­n 27thJuly, 2017 (Thursday) and arrive Faizabad at 23:00 hrs o­n the second day(Saturday).

Enroute, this train will stop at Manamadurai,Thiruchirapalli,Thanjavur,Villupuram,Chennai Egmore,Gudur,Vijayawada,Warangal,Balharshah,Nagpur,Itarsi,Jabalpur,Satna,Allahabad,Jaunpur, Ayodhya stations.

This train consists of 18 coaches viz., o­ne AC II Tier, two AC III Tier, eight sleeper, two General second class, o­ne Pantry Car and two Luggage cum Brakevan Coaches.

Regular Services:-

Train No. 16794 Faizabad-Rameswaram weekly Express will depart Faizabad at 23:55 hrs o­n every Wednesday and arrive Rameswaram at 08:50 hrs o­n Saturday with effect from 2nd August, 2017.

In the return direction, Train No. 16793 Rameswaram-Faizabad weekly Express will depart Rameswaram at 23:50 hrs o­n every Sunday and arrive Faizabad at 08:30 hrs o­n Wednesday with effect from 6th August, 2017.

Enroute, these trains will stop at Manamadurai,Thiruchirapalli,Thanjavur,Villupuram,Chennai Egmore,Gudur,Vijayawada,Warangal,Ballarshah,Nagpur,Itarsi,Jabalpur,Satna,Allahabad,Jaunpur,Ayodhya stations in both the directions.

These trains consist of 18 coaches viz., o­ne AC II Tier, two AC III Tier, eight sleeper, two General second class, o­ne Pantry Car and two Luggage cum Brakevan Coaches.
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RAILWAYS TO INTRODUCE “GIVE UP SCHEME” IN CONCESSION FOR SENIOR CITIZENS IN PASSENGER FARE

As a prime mover of India, Railways provide travel concessions to Male Senior Citizen of the age of 60 years & above and 58 years & above in case for Women Senior Citizen of Indian Nationality.

Ministry of Railways have now decided to introduce “Give Up Scheme” with regard to concession granted to Senior Citizen of Indian Nationality. As per the scheme, Senior Citizen can opt an option to give up the element of concessional amount upto 50% or 100%. This scheme has been introduced for reserved tickets including PRS Counter and E-Tickets.

This has been implemented with effect from 15th July, 2017.
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HEAVY RAINFALL & WATER LOGGING IN GUJARAT AFFECTS RAILWAY TRAFFIC SOME TRAINS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED/ SHORT - TERMINATED/ PARTIALLY CANCELLED/ DIVERTED

SOME TRAINS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED/ SHORT - TERMINATED/ PARTIALLY CANCELLED/ DIVERTED
       Due to water logging and Washout of Track  at Maliya Miyana , Bhabhar and Devgam  o­n Ahmedabad Division, some WR trains will be cancelled/ short terminated/partially cancelled/ diverted as follows:-

Cancelled Trains:

1.Train No 22951  Bandra (T) – Gandhidham  Express of 27th  July, 2017

2.Train No 22952  Gandhidham  -  Bandra (T) Express of 27th  July, 2017

3.Train No. 12490 Dadar – Bikaner Express of 30th July, 2017

4.Train No. 12489 Bikaner – Dadar Express of 29th July, 2017

5.Train No. 22484 Gandhidham- Jodhpur Express of 29th July, 2017

6.Train No. 22483 Jodhpur – Gandhidham Express of 28th July, 2017

7.Train No. 14804 Ahmedabad – Bhagat Ki Kothi Express of 28th July, 2017

8.Train No. 14803 Bhagat Ki Kothi – Ahmedabad Express of 28th July, 2017

Short-terminated / Partially Cancelled Trains :

1.Train No. 22903 Bandra (T) – Bhuj Express of 26th July, 2017  will  be  short terminated at Ahmedabad  and  will be reversed  as Train No. 22904 Bhuj – Bandra (T) Express o­n 27th July, 2017. Hence Train No. 22903 / 22904 Bandra (T) – Bhuj- Bandra (T) will remain cancelled between Ahmedabad – BHUJ – Ahmedabad.

2.Train No. 19453 Gandhidham - Puri  Express of 27th July, 2017  will depart from Ahmedabad and will remain cancelled between Gandhidham - Ahmedabad.

3.Train No. 54804 Ahmedabad – Jodhpur Passenger of 28th July, 2017 will be cancelled between Ahmedabad- Abu Road.

4.Train No. 54806 Jaipur – Ahmedabad Passenger of 27th July, 2017 short terminated at Abu Road and will remain cancelled between Abu Road –Ahmedabad.

5.Train No. 74841 Jodhpur – Bhildi DEMU of 27th July, 2017 short terminated at Raniwara and will remain cancelled between Raniwara – Bhildi.

6.Train No. 74842 Bhildi – Jodhpur DEMU of 27th July, 2017 will be cancelled between Bhildi – Raniwara.

7.Train No. 74837 Jodhpur – Palanpur DEMU of 27th July, 2017 short terminated at Raniwara and will remain cancelled between Raniwara – Palanpur.

8.Train No. 74838 Palanpur – Jodhpur DEMU of 28th July, 2017 will be cancelled between Palanpur – Raniwara.

Diversion of Train :

1.Train No. 14806 Barmer – Yesvantpur AC Express of 28th July, 2017 will be diverted via Samdari Jn. – Luni – Marwar Jn. – Abu Road – Palanpur – Ahmedabad.


 The heavy rainfall experienced in Gujarat and the water released from Machhu dam has resulted in water logging at various parts of the state, causing washout of tracks in certain sections, thereby causing some WRly trains to be cancelled/diverted/partial cancelled/short terminated, as follows:-

Cancelled trains :

1.Train No. 12489 Bikaner – Dadar Express of 25th July, 2017

2.Train No. 12490 Dadar – Bikaner Express of 26th July, 2017

3.Train no. 12548 Ahmedabad – Agra Fort Express of 26th July, 2017

4.Train No. 12547  Agra Fort  –  Ahmedabad Superfast Express of 25th July, 2017

5.Train No. 09457 Tirunelvelli  – Gandhidham Express of 27th July, 2017

6.Train No. 12957 Ahmedabad  –  New Delhi Express of 25th July, 2017

7.Train No. 12958 New Delhi – Ahmedabad  Express of 25th July, 2017

8.Train No. 19055 Valsad – Jodhpur Express of 25th July, 2017

9.Train No. 19056 Jodhpur – Valsad Express of 26th July, 2017

10.Train No. 19411 Ahmedabad – Ajmer Express of 25th, 26th & 27th July, 2017

11.Train No 19412 Ajmer - Ahmedabad Express of 26th, 27th & 28th July, 2017

12.Train No 19152 Gandhidham-Palanpur Express of 26th & 27th July, 2017

13.Train No 19151 Palanpur - Gandhidham Express of 25th, 26th & 27th July, 2017

14.Train No 19115 Dadar - Bhuj Express of 25th & 26th July, 2017

15.Train No 19116 Bhuj -  Dadar Express of 25th & 26th July, 2017

16.Train No 12959 Dadar - Bhuj AC Express of 26th July, 2017

17.Train No 22483 Jodhpur - Gandhidham Express of 25th July, 2017

18.Train No 22484 Gandhidham - Jodhpur Express of 25th & 26th July, 2017

19.Train No 59425 Bhuj – Palanpur Passenger of 25th & 26th July, 2017

20.Train No 59426 Palanpur - Bhuj Passenger of 25th & 26th July, 2017

21.Train No. 54806 Jaipur  - Ahmedabad Passenger of 26th July, 2017

22.Train No. 54804 Ahmedabad – Jodhpur Passenger of 27th July, 2017

23.Train No.79431 Ahmedabad – Mehsana DEMU of 25th, 26th & 27th July, 2017

24.Train No79437 Mehsana – Abu Road DEMU of 25th, 26th & 27th July, 2017

25.Train No79438 Abu Road - Mehsana DEMU of 26th, 27th & 28th July, 2017

26.Train No79432 Mehsana – Ahmedabad DEMU of 26th, 27th & 28th July, 2017

27.Train No79435/36 Ahmedabad-Patan DEMU of 25th, 26th & 27th July, 2017

Partially Cancelled Trains :

1.Train No.74841 Jodhpur-Bhildi Express of 25th July, 2017 will be short terminated at Jalor station. This train will partially cancelled between Jalor – Bhildi.

2.Train No.74842 Bhildi - Jodhpur Express of 25th July, 2017 will depart from Jalor station instead of Bhildi. This train will partially cancelled between Bhildi – Jalor.


Short-terminated Trains :

1.Train No.11091 Bhuj - Pune Express of 26th July, 2017 will be depart from Ahmedabad instead of Bhuj and will remain cancelled between Bhuj –Ahmedabad.

2.Train No.54805 Ahmedabad – Jaipur Passenger of 25th, 26th & 27th July, 2017 will be cancelled between Ahmedabad - Abu Road.

3.Train No.59425 Bhuj-Palanpur Passenger of 27th July, 2017 will be short terminated at Bhildi and will be reversed as Train No. 59426. Hence Train No.59425 will be cancelled between Bhildi-Palanpur o­n 26th & 27th July, 2017.

4.Train No.59426 Palanpur - Bhuj Passenger of 27th July, 2017 will depart from Bhildi and cancelled between Palanpur-Bhildi.

5.Train No. 79449 Morbi - Maliya Miyana DEMU of 25th July, 2017 short terminated at Vavaniya and reversed as Train no. 79450 Maliya Miyana - Morbi DEMU, from Vavaniya to Morbi and cancelled between Vavaniya - Maliya Miyana - Vavaniya


Trains Re - Scheduled:

1.Train No. 12216 Bandra Terminus – Delhi Sarai Rohilla Express of 25th July, 2017 is re-scheduled to depart at 20.30 hrs instead of 12.45 hrs.

2.Train No. 22474 Bandra Terminus – Bikaner Express of 25th July, 2017 is re-scheduled to depart at 21.45 hrs instead of 14.35 hrs.

3.Train No. 14708 Bandra Terminus - Bikaner Ranakpur Express of 25th July, 2017 is re-scheduled at 22.15 hrs instead of 15.05 hrs.

4.Train no. 12957 Ahmedabad – New Delhi Swarna Jayanti Rajdhani Express of 25th July, 2017 is re-scheduled at 23.00 hrs instead of 17.40 hrs.

5.Train No. 12915 Ahmedabad - Delhi Ashram Express is re-scheduled at 20.00 hrs instead of 18.30 hrs.

Trains Diverted:

1.Train No.22956 Bhuj – Bandra Terminus Express of 25th July, 2017 will run o­n diverted route via Samakhiali Jn. – Bhildi - Palanpur – Ahmedabad.

2.Train No. 14312 Bhuj – Bareilly Express of 25thJuly, 2017 will run o­n diverted route via Samakhiali Jn. – Radhanpur – Bhildi – Palanpur and is re-scheduled to depart at 15.15 hrs.

3.Train no. 14311 Bareilly – Bhuj Express of 25th July, 2017 will run o­n diverted route via Palanpur – Bhildi – Gandhidham.

4.Train No. 19453 Gandhidham - Puri Express of 26th July, 2017 will run o­n diverted route via Samakhiali Jn. – Bhildi - Palanpur – Ahmedabad.
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CANCELLATION OF HOWRAH – AMRITSAR EXPRESS & HIMGIRI EXPRESS FOR FEW DAYS DUE TO NI WORK IN NORTHERN RAILWAY



In connection with Non-Interlocking Work in Lucknow –Sultanpur section of Northern Railway from 30 July to 2 August, 2017, following two trains will remain cancelled as under :

i)13049 Up Howrah-Amritsar Express leaving Howrah from 27 July to 1 August, 2017 will remain cancelled and 13050 Dn Amritsar-Howrah Express leaving Amritsar from 29 July to 3 August, 2017 will remain cancelled.

ii)12331 Howrah-Jammu Tawi Himgiri Express leaving Howrah o­n 28 July, 29 July & 1 August will remain cancelled and 12332 Dn Jammu Tawi - Howrah Himgiri Express leaving Jammu Tawi o­n 30 July, 31 July & 3 August, 2017 will remain cancelled.

Besides, due to this NI Work in Northern Railway, following trains will run via diverted route as follows:

a)13120 Dn Delhi-Sealdah Express leaving Delhi from 29 July & 1 August, 2017 will be diverted via Luckow-Faizabad-Zafarabad.

b)12328 Dn Dehradun-Howrah Upasana Express leaving Dehradun o­n 29 July, 2017 will be diverted via Lucknow-Pratapgarh-Varanasi.

c)12370 Dn Haridwar-Howrah Kumbha Express leaving Haridwar from 30 July to 1 August, 2017 will be diverted via Lucknow-Pratapgarh-Varanasi.

d)12358 Dn Amritsar-Kolkata Durgiana Express leaving Amritsar on 31 July, 2017 will be diverted via Lucknow-Pratapgarh-Varanasi.

e)13413 Up /13414 Dn Malda Town- Delhi – Malda Town Farakka Express leaving Malda Town /Delhi o­n 29 & 31 July, 2017 will be diverted via Mughalsarai-Allahabad-Kanpur.
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Extension Of 19609/19610 Ajmer-Haridwar-Ajmer Tri-Weekly Express Upto Udaipur


REGULAR SEVICE FROM UDAIPUR FROM 29.07.2017 AND FROM HARIDWAR FROM 30.07.2017

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. The maiden service of the extended train 09609 from Udaipur shall be from 28.07.2017(Friday) instead of 24.07.07 as notified earlier and from Haridwar as 09610 on 29.07.2017(Saturday) respectively , 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 days i.e. Monday, Thursday and Saturday to 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 on its nominated days i.e. Tuesday, Friday and Sunday 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.

Inaugural Run of 09609/09610 Haridwar- Udaipur-Haridwar Tri-Weekly Express from Udaipur on 28.07.2017 and from Haridwar on 29.07.2017.

The inaugural Special train no. 09609 Udaipur -Haridwar Tri-Weekly Express will depart from Udaipur on 28.07.2017 (Friday ) at 03.30 p.m. to reach Ajmer at 09.35 p.m. the same day and thereafter depart from Ajmer at 09.45 p.m. to reach Haridwar at 02.00 p.m. the next day.

In the return direction, the inaugural Special train No. 09610 Haridwar-Udaipur Tri-Weekly Express will depart at 04.05 p.m. on 29.07.2017 to reach Ajmer at 08.35 a.m. the next day. Continuing its onward journey, this Special train will depart from Ajmer at 08.45 p.m. to reach Udaipur at 03.00 p.m. on 30.07.2017.

Comprising 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, on the extended portion the 09609/09610 Inaugural Special Udaipur -Haridwar Express train will stop at Rana Pratap Nagar, Mavli Jn., Fatehnagar, Kapasan, Chittorgarh, Gangarar, Bhilwara, Mandal, Bijainagar & Nasirabad stations enroute.
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Cancellation/Short Termination/Short Origination/Diversion/ Regulation of Trains due to Doubling Work At Chandrauli-Tribediganj and Haidergarh Stations on Lucknow-Sultanpur Section from 30.07.2017 to 02.08.2017

Due to Traffic block for Doubling Work At Chandrauli-Tribediganj and Haidergarh Stations on Lucknow-Sultanpur Section of Lucknow Division on Northern Railway from 30.07.2017 to 02.08.2017, the following trains will be Cancelled/Short Terminated/Short Originate/Diverted/ Regulated as under :

Cancellation of Trains During Block

· The 12331 Howrah-Jammu Tawi Himgiri Express, journey commencing on 28, 29.7.17 & 1.8.17 will remain cancelled.

· The 12332 Jammu Tawi- Howrah Himgiri Express, journey commencing on 30, 31.7.17 & 3.8.17 will remain cancelled.

· The 13049 Howrah-Amritsar Express, journey commencing from 27.7.17 to 01.8.17 will remain cancelled.

· The 13050 Amritsar- Howrah Express, journey commencing from 29.7.17 to 03.8.17 will remain cancelled.

· The 13255 Patliputra-Chandigarh Express, journey commencing on 30.7.17 will remain cancelled.

· The 13256 Chandigarh-Patliputra Express, journey commencing on 31.7.17 will remain cancelled.

· The 14007 Raxaul-Delhi Sarai Rohilla Sadbhavna Express, journey commencing on 02.8.17 will remain cancelled.

· The 14013 Sultanpur-Delhi Sarai Rohilla Sadbhavna Express, journey commencing on 30.7.17 & 01.8.17 will remain cancelled.

· The 14015 Raxaul-Delhi Sarai Rohilla Sadbhavna Express, journey commencing on 31.7.17 & 02.8.17 will remain cancelled.

· The 14008 Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Raxul Sadbhavna Express, journey commencing on 01.8.17 will remain cancelled.

· The 14016 Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Raxaul Sadbhavna Express, journey commencing on 28.7.17 & 30.7.17 will remain cancelled.

· The 14014 Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Sultanpur Sadbhavna Express, journey commencing on 29.7.17 & 31.7.17 will remain cancelled.

· The 14523 Muzaffarpur-Ambala Harihar Express, journey commencing on 31.7.17 & 03.8.17 will remain cancelled

· The 14524 Ambala-Barauni Harihar Express, journey commencing on 29.7.17 & 01.8.17 will remain cancelled

· The 54281 Sultanpur-Lucknow Passenger, journey commencing from 30.7.17 to 02.8.17 will remain cancelled

· The 54282 Lucknow – Sultanpur Passenger, journey commencing from 30.7.17 to 02.8.17 will remain cancelled

· The 54283 Sultanpur-Lucknow Passenger, journey commencing from 30.7.17 to 02.8.17 will remain cancelled

· The 54284 Lucknow – Sultanpur Passenger, journey commencing from 30.7.17 to 02.8.17 will remain cancelled

Short Termination/Short Origination of Trains During Block

· The 19404 Sultanpur-Ahemadabad Express, journey commencing on 02.08.17 will Short Originate from Lucknow.

· The 19403 Ahemadabad - Sultanpur-Express, journey commencing on 01.08.17 will be Short Terminated at Lucknow.

Diversion of Trains

· The 12237 Varanasi-Jammu Tawi Begampura Express train journey commencing from 30.7.17 to 02.08.17 will be diverted to run via Sultanpur-Faizabad-Lucknow.

· The 12238 Jammu Tawi-Varanasi Begampura Express train journey commencing from 29.7.17 to 01.08.17 will be diverted to run via Lucknow-Faizabad-Sultanpur.

· The 13120 Delhi-Sealdah Express train journey commencing on 29.7.17 & 01.08.17 will be diverted to run via Lucknow-Faizabad-Zafrabad.

· The 12435 Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani express train journey commencing on 28.7.17 & 31.7.17 will be diverted to run via Varanasi-Pratapgarh-Lucknow.

· The 13240 Kota-Patna Express train journey commencing on 29,31.7.17 & 01.08.17 will be diverted to run via Lucknow-Faizabad-Zafrabad.

· The 19306 Guwahati-Indore Express journey commencing on 30.7.17 will be diverted to run via Sultapur-Faizabad-Lucknow.

· The 12328 Dehradun-Howrah Upasna Express train journey commencing on 29.7.17 will be diverted to run via Lucknow-Pratapgarh-Varanasi.

· The 12370 Haridwar-Howrah Kumbh Express train journey commencing on 30,31.7.17 & 01.08.17 will be diverted to run via Lucknow-Pratapgarh-Varanasi.

· The 12358 Amritsar-Sealdah Durgiyana Express train journey commencing 31.7.17 will be diverted to run via Lucknow-Pratpagarh-Varanasi.

· The 13257 Rajender Nagar-Anand Vihar Terminal Jan Sadharan Express train journey commencing on 30,31.7.17 & 01.08.2017 will be diverted to run via Zafrabad-Faizabad-Lucknow.

· The 04998 Bhatinda-Varanasi special train journey commencing on 30.7.17 will be diverted to run via Lucknow-Faizabad-Zafrabad.

· The 13413 Malda Town-Delhi Jn. Farakka Express, journey commencing on 29 & 31.7.17 will be diverted to run via Mughalsarai-Allahabad-Kanpur and journey commencing on 27.7.2017 will run on proper route.

· The 13414 Delhi Jn.- Malda Town Farakka Express, journey commencing on 29 & 31.7.17 will be diverted to run via Kanpur-Allahabad-Mughalsarai and journey commencing on 2.8.2017 will run on proper route.

Regulation of Train

The 12391 Rajgir-New Delhi Sharamjivi express train journey commencing from 30.7.17 to 02.08.17 will be regulated in enroute for 60 minutes.
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Allotment of Berths for Disabled & short term facilities

order to provide better accessibility to persons with disability, short term facilities as detailed below have been planned at all stations, beginning with ‘A-1’, ‘A’ & ‘ B ’ category stations:

Standard ramp for barrier free entry.

Earmarking at least two parking lots.

Non-slippery walk-way from parking lot to station building.

Signages of appropriate visibility.

At least one drinking water tap suitable for use by differently-abled persons.

At least one toilet (on the ground floor).

‘May I help you ’ Booth.

In addition, long term facilities, as detailed below, have been planned at ‘A-1’, ‘A’ & ‘B ’ category stations:

Engraving on edges of platform.

Provision of facility for inter-platform transfer.

Zone-wise details of railway stations provided with facilities for persons with disability as on 30.06.2017 are appended.

With a view to ensuring allotment of lower berths to persons with disability, following steps have been taken:-

(i) In addition to four berths in Sleeper class being earmarked for persons with disability(2 lower berths for the persons with disability and two upper/middle berths, for the escort) it has been decided to earmark a reservation quota of two berths in 3AC for persons with disability (lower berth for persons with disability and middle berth for their escort). This is in addition to the existing facility of booking in SLRD coaches of Garib Rath Express trains available to the persons with disability

(ii) Instructions have also been issued to make provision in the system to allot only lower berths to persons with disability in SLRD coaches of Garib Rath Express trains and upper berth to their attendant irrespective of the age of the attendant. In case any person with disability books accommodation without attendant, the upper berth will be kept vacant and released to RAC/waitlist passengers at the time of preparation of reservation charts.

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EoTT Equipments

Indian Railways (IR) have planned to acquire 1000 sets of EoTT equipments to run nearly 1,000 trains without guards. Purchase action for the same has been initiated by Indian Railways.

The EoTT equipment will eliminate the need to run a non-revenue earning guard van at the end of freight train. EoTT will perform the duties of guard like monitoring the train length, brake pipe pressure in last vehicle and indicating to the driver that the train is running intact and is complete. In case of train parting, the system shall indicate to the driver of the train who will then have the ability to apply brakes using EoTT equipment to the rear parted portion of the train so as to avoid collision of the rear portion with the front portion.

Railways is planning to run nearly all goods trains with the EoTT system. The system may need functional upgradation depending on the experience of the Railways over time in using EoTT. Estimated cost of one set of EoTT device is approximately ₹10 lakh.

Introduction of EoTT by Indian Railways is a part of its vision to leverage technology to increase its revenue with minimal investments in infrastructure. This will result from the fact that replacing the guard van with a revenue earning freight wagon will enable Indian Railways to earn revenue without increasing the train length. 
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Flexi fare in Premium Trains

Railways regularly monitor earning and occupancy of all trains including trains under flexi fare scheme. Review of all existing schemes is a continuous and ongoing process to effect further improvement. Accordingly, an interim review of the flexi fare scheme has been made and the following changes were made with effect from 20.12.2016 :-

(i) 10% rebate in basic fare on vacant berths/seats after preparation of first chart in Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains.

(ii) Tatkal quota has been reduced in flexi fare trains from maximum 30% to 10% of the total available berths.

(iii) Discounted fare has been offered in T. No. 12015/12016 New Delhi-Ajmer Shatabdi Express for the passengers travelling between Jaipur-Ajmer and Ajmer-Jaipur and in T.No. 12007/12008 Chennai Central-Mysuru Shatabdi Express for the passengers travelling between Bengaluru-Mysuru and Mysuru- Bengaluru.

Operating cost of running of passenger services is increasing year after year resulting in adverse impact on profitability of passenger segment. Passenger segment is being cross subsidised by the freight segment. In order to generate additional revenues from passenger segment and reduce cross-subsidisation from freight, flexi fare system has been introduced with effect from 09.09.2016 in all classes of reserved accommodation except First AC and Executive class of premium segment trains (Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains) which offer faster transit time and higher level of amenities. Additional earnings of about `551 crore has been generated from the trains under flexi fare scheme (Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains) during the period from 09.09.2016 to 30.06.2017.

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Railway Station as Tourist Destination

24 railway stations of tourist importance have been identified for upgradation of passenger amenities in association with Ministry of Tourism on a cost sharing basis in the ratio of 50:50 subject to a ceiling of D 240 Cr. from Ministry of Tourism (MOT) and Ministry of Railways (MOR) together.
The zone-wise identified Railway stations are as under:
           
Zone
Stations
Northern Railway
Amritsar, Delhi Safdurjung, Kurukshetra, Rai-Bareli, Haridwar and Varanasi
Southern Railway
Thiruvananthapuram, Rameshwaram and Madurai

East Central Railway
Gaya

North Central Railway
Agra Cantt.

North Western Railway
Jaipur and Ajmer

East Coast Railway
Puri

South Central Railway
Hyderabad, Tirupati, Nanded and Aurangabad

South Western Railway
Hospet

Northeast Frontier Railway
Kamakhya, Guwahati, and New Jalpaiguri
Eastern Railway
Tarapith Road and Tarakeshwar


The stations are identified on the basis of heritage and tourism importance of the station / destinations it caters to.
23 out of 24 stations, except Tarapith Road, have been jointly inspected by the team of officers from MOR and MOT.

The expenditure likely to be incurred on the development of these stations is D 240 Cr. from MOT and MOR together.
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25 July 2017

TRAIN NO. 13425/26 SURAT – MALDA TOWN WEEKLY EXPRESS TO HALT AT MOHUDA STATION

Train No. 13425 Malda Town - Surat Weekly Express will reach Mohuda station at 20.43 hrs, will have a halt of 2 minute and depart at 20.45 hrs w.e.f 29.07.2017.
Similarly, in return direction, Train no. 13426 Surat – Malda Town Weekly Express will reach Mohuda station at 21.20 hrs, will have a halt of 2 minute and depart at 21.22 hrs w.e.f 31.07.2017
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Special Trains Anand ViharTerminal- Shri MataVaishnodevi Katra ,Bhatinda-Varanasi-Bhatinda ,Nangaldam-Lucknow


Northern Railway has decided to run 04401/04402AnandViharTerminal- Shri MataVaishnodevi Katra- AnandViharTerminal Bi-Weekly Express Special , 04998/04997 Bhatinda-Varanasi-Bhatinda Weekly Express Special & 04502/04501 Nangaldam-Lucknow-Nangaldam Weekly Superfast Express Special Trainas per the following programme –

1-04401/04402 AnandViharTerminal- Shri MataVaishnodevi Katra- AnandViharTerminal Bi-Weekly Express Special (36 Trips)

The 04401 Anand Vihar Terminal- Shri Mata Vaishnodevi Katra Bi-Weekly Express Special train will depart from Anand Vihar Terminal at 10.20 p.m. on every Monday & Friday from 01.09.2017 to 30.10.2017to reach Shri Mata Vaishnodevi Katra at 01.00 p.m. the next day (18 trips). In the return direction, the 04402 Shri Mata Vaishnodevi Katra- Anand Vihar Terminal Bi-Weekly Express Special train will depart from Shri Mata Vaishnodevi Katra at 11.50 p.m. o­n every Tuesday & Saturday from 02.09.2017 to 31.10.2017to reach Anand Vihar Terminal at 02.05 p.m. the next day (18 trips).

Comprising of twelve sleeper class, six general class& two second class cum luggage van coaches ,the 04401/04402 Anand Vihar Terminal- Shri Mata Vaishnodevi Katra- Anand Vihar Terminal Bi-Weekly Express Special train will stop at Ghaziabad, Meerut City, Muzaffarnagar, Saharnapur, Yamunanagar Jagadhari, Ambala Cantt., Ludhiana, Jalandhar Cantt., Pathankot Cantt., Jammu Tawi & Udhampur stations enroute in both the directions.

2-04998/04997 Bhatinda-Varanasi-Bhatinda Weekly Express Special (18 Trips)

The 04998 Bhatinda-Varanasi Weekly Express Special Train will depart from Bhatinda at 09.05 p.m. o­n every Sunday from 03.09.2017to 29.10.2017 to reach Varanasi at 07.20 p.m. the next day (09 trips). In the return direction, the 04997 Varanasi-Bhatinda Weekly Express Special Train will depart from Varanasi at 09.20 p.m. o­n every Monday from04.09.2017to 30.10.2017 to reach Bhatinda at 07.00 p.m. the next day ( 09 trips).

Comprising of o­ne AC three tier, four Sleeper Class, four general class & two disabled friendly second class cum luggage van coaches, the 04998/04997 Bhatinda-Varanasi-Bhatinda Weekly Express Special Train will stop at Rampura Phul, Barnala, Dhuri, Patiala, Rajpura, Ambala Cantt., Jagadhari, Saharanpur, Roorkee, Laksar, Moradabad, Barielly, Shahjhanpur, Lucknow & Sultanpur stations enroute in both the directions.

3-04502/04501 Nangaldam-Lucknow-Nangaldam Weekly Superfast Express Special Train

(18 trips)

The 04502 Nangaldam-Lucknow Weekly Superfast Express Special Train will depart from Nangaldam at 11.45 p.m. on every Monday from 04.09.2017 to 30.10.2017to reach Lucknow at 02.00 p.m. the next day (09 trips). In the return direction, the 04501 Lucknow-Nangaldam Weekly Superfast Express Special Train will depart from Lucknow at 07.00 p.m.. o­n every Tuesday from05.09.2017 to 31.10.2017to reach Nangaldam at 08.50 a.m. the next day (09 trips).

Comprising of o­ne A.C. Two Tier, two A.C. Three Tier , three Sleeper Class, six General class& two Disabled friendly second class cum luggage van coaches, the 04502/04501 Nangaldam-Lucknow-Nangaldam Weekly Superfast Express Special Train will stop at Roop Nagar, Chandigarh, Ambala Cantt., Jagadhari, Saharanpur, Moradabad & Barielly stations enroute in both the directions.
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