5 August 2017

Dates of Journey Revised for Special Trains for Urs-e-Shareef of Hazrath Khaja Bandanawaz at Gulbarga



passengers attending Urs-e-Shareef of Hazrath Khaja Bandanawaz , at Gulbarga from 8th to 10th August, 2017. South Central Railway will run four Special Trains between Hyderabad and Gulbarga as per the following revised dates schedule:-

Hyderabad – Gulbarga – Hyderabad Special Trains:- (04 services)

Train No. 07178 Hyderabad - Gulbarga special train will depart Hyderabad at 23:30 hrs on 7th & 10th August, 2017 (instead of 8th & 11th August, 2017 as notified vide SCR PR yesterday) and arrive Gulbarga at 05:00 hrs on the next day.

In the return direction, Train No. 07177 Gulbarga - Hyderabad special train will depart Gulbarga at 06:00 hrs on 8th & 11th August, 2017 (instead of 9th & 12th August, 2017 as notified vide SCR PR yesterday) and arrive Hyderabad at 11:30 hrs on the same day.

Enroute, these special trains will stop at Begumpet, Sanatnagar, Hafeezpet, Lingampalli, Nagalapalli, Shankarpalli, Ravalapallikalan , Gullaguda, Chitgidda, Vikarabad, Godamgura, Dharur, Rukmapur, Tandur, Mantatti, Nawandgi, Kurgunta, Seram, Malkhaid Road, Chittapur, Sulehalli, Wadi and Shahbad stations in both the directions.

The Special Trains will consist of 12 coaches viz., ten General Second Class and Two Luggage cum Brake van Coaches.
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Central Railway Mega Block o­n Sunday 06.08.2017

Central Railway will operate Mega Block on its suburban sections for carrying out maintenance work o­n 06.08.2017.



MULUND - MATUNGA UP FAST LINE FROM 11.20 AM TO 4.20 PM



Up fast services leaving Thane from 10.59 am to 4.20 pm will be diverted o­n Up slow line between Mulund and Parel stations halting at all stations and further re-diverted o­n UP fast line between Parel and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai halting at Byculla station and will arrive destination 20 minutes behind schedule.



Dn fast services leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai from 10.08 am to 2.42 pm will halt at Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup and Mulund stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts and will arrive destination 15 minutes behind schedule.

Passenger Train

Train No. 50104 Ratnagiri – Dadar passenger will be terminated at Diva station and Train No. 50103 Dadar – Ratnagiri Passenger will leave from Diva station o­n 06.08.2017.

PANVEL- NERUL UP AND DN HARBOUR LINES FROM 11.20 AM TO 4.20 PM


Up Harbour line services towards Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai leaving Belapur from 11.14 am to 04.15 pm and Dn Harbour line services to Vashi/Belapur/Panvel leaving Nerul from 11.01 am to 4.26 pm will remain cancelled.

Up Panvel – Thane Trans- Harbour line services leaving Panvel from 11.04 am to 3.53 pm and Dn Thane – Panvel leaving Nerul from 11.42 am to 4.04 pm will remain suspended between Panvel and Nerul during the block period.

Panvel- Andheri locals will also remain suspended during the block period.

However, special local trains will run o­n Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai - Nerul and Thane - Nerul sections during the block period.
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WR'S JUMBO BLOCK BETWEEN CHURCHGATE AND MUMBAI CENTRAL ON SUNDAY, 6th AUGUST, 2017

A jumbo block will be taken o­n Up & Dn slow lines from 10.35 hrs to 15.35 hrs o­n Sunday, 6th August, 2017 between Churchgate and Mumbai Central (Local) stations for maintenance of track, signaling and overhead equipments. During the block, all slow line trains will run o­n fast lines between Churchgate and Mumbai Central local stations. Due to this, some Up & Dn local trains will remain cancelled.
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Due to Line Block and Power Block Use Subway at Nayudupeta yard and at Odur yard in Chennai – Gudur section On On 15.08.2017, Tuesday And On 8.08.2017, Tuesday

On 08.08.2017, Tuesday

A.The following express trains will run o­n diverted route.

1.Train No.12841 Howrah – Chennai Central Coromandal express, scheduled to reach Chennai Central at 17.00 hrs. o­n 08.08.2017, will be diverted at Gudur to reach Chennai Central via Renigunta and Arakkonam.
2.Train No.12665 Howrah – Kanniyakumari express, scheduled to reach Chennai Egmore at 19.55 hrs. o­n 08.08.2017, will be diverted at Gudur to reach Chennai Egmore via Renigunta, Arakkonam and Chennai Beach.
3.Train No.12612 Hazrat Nizamuddin – Chennai Central Garib Rath express, scheduled to reach Chennai Central at 20.15 hrs. o­n 08.08.2017, will be diverted at Gudur to reach Chennai Central via Renigunta and Arakkonam.
4.Train No.22645 Indore – Thiruvananthapuram Ahilyanagari express, scheduled to reach Chennai Central at 23.20 hrs. o­n 08.08.2017, will be diverted at Gudur to reach Chennai Central via Renigunta and Arakkonam.
5.Train No.13351 Dhanbad – Alappuzha express, scheduled to reach Chennai Central at 01.25 hrs. o­n 09.08.2017, will be diverted at Gudur to reach Chennai Central via Renigunta and Arakkonam.(Stoppages at Nayudupeta and Sulurpeta will be skipped).


B.The following MEMU trains will be fully cancelled o­n 08.08.2017

1.Train No.66031 Sulurpeta – Nellore MEMU, scheduled to leave Sulurpeta at 15.45 hrs., will be fully cancelled.
2.Train No.66032 Nellore – Sulurpeta MEMU, scheduled to leave Nellore at 17.50 hrs., will be fully cancelled.


C.The following MEMU train will be partially cancelled / diverted o­n 08.08.2017.

·Train No.66036 Nellore – MMC MEMU, scheduled to leave Nellore at 16.00 hrs., will be partially cancelled between Gudur – MMC.The train will run from Nellore to Gudur o­nly.
On arrival at Gudur, this train will be operated as a passenger special train to MMC via Renigunta and Arakkonam.


D.The following express train will be regulated.

·Train No.12688 Dehradun – Madurai express will be regulated / delayed at Gudur for 45 minutes – from 23.40 hrs. of 08.08.2017 to 00.25 hrs. of 09.08.2017.



On 15.08.2017, Tuesday

A.The following express trains will run o­n diverted route.

1.Train No.16093 Chennai Central – Lucknow express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 05.15 hrs. o­n 15.08.2017, will be diverted via Arakkonam and Renigunta.
2.Train No.22643 Ernakulam – Patna express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 06.30 hrs. o­n 15.08.2017, will be diverted via Arakkonam and Renigunta.
3.Train No.12390 Chennai Egmore – Gaya express, scheduled to leave Chennai Egmore at 07.00 hrs. o­n 15.08.2017, will be diverted via Arakkonam and Renigunta.


B.The following train will be rescheduled.

·Train No.12842 Chennai Central – Howrah Coromandal express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 08.45 hrs. o­n 15.08.2017, will be rescheduled to leave Chennai Central at 09.15 hrs. (late by 30 minutes).


C.The following MEMU trains will be fully cancelled o­n 15.08.2017

1.Train No.66029 Sulurpeta – Nellore MEMU, scheduled to leave Sulurpeta at 08.00 hrs., will be fully cancelled.
2.Train No.66030 Nellore – Sulurpeta MEMU, scheduled to leave Nellore at 10.00 hrs., will be fully cancelled.


D.The following MEMU train will be regulated o­n 15.08.2017.

·Train No.66035 MMC – Nellore MEMU, scheduled to leave MMC at 07.45 hrs., will be regulated / delayed at Doravarichatram for 15 minutes.
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Revision in the composition of Train No. 22653 / 22654 Thiruvananthapuram Central - H.Nizamuddin - Thiruvananthapuram Central Weekly Express and Augmentation of Coach in 12284 / 12283 H.Nizamuddin - Ernakulam - H. Nizamuddin “Duranto” Express

A) Revision in the composition of Train No.  22653 / 22654 Thiruvananthapuram Central - H.Nizamuddin - Thiruvananthapuram Central Weekly Express.

Southern Railway has decided to run the train No. 22653 / 22654 Thiruvananthapuram Central - H.Nizamuddin - Thiruvananthapuram Central Weekly Express with revised composition. The details are as under :

Existing Composition :
Total = 18 Coaches = 2 tier AC – 01 Coach, 3 tier AC – 01 Coach, Sleeper – 07 Coaches, General – 06 Coaches, SLR – 02 Coaches.

Revised Composition
Total = 19 Coaches : Composite (1st AC + 2 tier AC) – 02 Coaches, 3 tier AC – 01 Coach, Sleeper – 07 Coaches, General – 06 Coaches, SLR – 02 Coaches.

With effect from:
Ex Thiruvananthapuram Central from 05/08/2017.
Ex H.Nizamuddin from 07/08/2017.

B) Augmentation of Coach in 12284 / 12283 H.Nizamuddin - Ernakulam - H. Nizamuddin “Duranto” Express.

Northern Railway has decided to augment Two coaches in train No. 12284/12283 on temporary basis  The details are as under :

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Minister of Railways was the Chief Guest at Exchange of Agreement with Stakeholders as part of “Mission Electrification” & “First EPC ” contract of Indian Railways

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu was the Chief Guest at Exchange of Agreement with Stakeholders as part of “Mission Electrification” & “First EPC (Engineering Procurement Construction) ” contract of Indian Railways.
Minister of State for Railways & Minister of State for Communications (Independent Charge) Shri Manoj Sinha was specially present to grace the occasion. Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A. K. Mital, Member Traction, Railway Board, Sh Ghanshyam Singh and other Railway Board Members and senior officials were also be present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Railway Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said that Indian Railway has given higher thrust on infrastructure creation, electrification. During last 4 years, total 103 Railway Electrification projects consisting of 16,815 route kilometer at estimated cost of Rs 17, 615 crore have been sanctioned. Indian Railways for first time build partnership with multifold agencies for execution of Railway Electrification projects by entrusting 1735 rkm of RE projects to IRCON, RITES & PGCIL. Minister of  Railways  further emphasized that cumulative saving due to electric traction bill will be about Rs 26,000 crore in a decade which will be in addition to saving of  Rs 41,000 crore planned to be achieved due to reduction in cost of power to Railways. Mission Electrification shall also make Indian Railways more environment friendly.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha said, “Under the leadership of Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Indian Railways has accomplished significantly. The speedy implementation of projects is appreciated. Mission Electrification is one such initiative to transform Railways. Mission Electrification will reduce the traction bill & help Indian Railways make the operation cost better & save significantly. The ambitious plan to electrify 4000 rkm will make Indian Railways more environment friendly by reducing the emission.”

Shri Ghanshyam Singh, Member Traction, Railway Board said, “Indian Railways, as part of broader policy of GoI, to reduce Carbon footprint, increase energy security by reducing import bill, has taken up this mega effort to electrify almost all Railway broad gauge (BG) tracks in next 5 years. It is expected that electrification of 90% of BG network of Indian Railway will result into reduction in fuel bill by Rs  3,300 crores per annum from 2020-21 onward with this will provide cumulative savings of Rs 26,000 crores in next 10 years.”


BACKGROUNDER:-

Indian Railways had launched Mission Electrification on 3rd Nov’16 under the guidance of Minister of Railways  Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, for electrification of 24,400 route kilometre (rkm) of BG network in next five years i.e. almost equal to what has been done from introduction of electric traction since 3rd Feb’1925. In order to make this ambitious project successful, Indian Railways for the first time has changed from Business as usual (BAU) approach and entrusted new electrification works not only to Railway PSUs like Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), Indian Railway Construction Company (IRCON) and Rail India Techno Economic Service (RITES) but also to Power Grid Corporation India Limited (PGCIL), a well known transmission sector PSU under Ministry of Power (MoP). As part of Mission Electrification, in recent past 10 different electrification projects covering 2516 route kilometer at a cost of about Rs 2797 Cr. have been finalized in a short duration.

Indian Railways also for the first time for effective management and fast execution of project has awarded Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts for Electrification of Delhi Sarai Rohilla – Rewari and Alwr – Bandikui – Jaipur – Phulera – Ajmer (353 RKM) section at a cost of Rs 594 crore and Roha – Verna (428 RKM) of Konkan Railway at a cost of Rs 456 crore to M/s L&T.  For faster execution of Railway Electrification projects, BAU approach has been changed. Emphasis has been put on mechanized execution of OHE construction works. It has been planned to introduce Self Propelled type Wiring Train for faster and efficient wiring of both catenary and contact wires and Self propelled type Multi Utility Vehicles for faster mast erection within shorter block period. Similarly, pre cast cylindrical foundation (cast in-situ) and prefabricated foundation is also being introduced for mast erection. In addition the project approval/ sanctioning process period has been streamlined and normal 24 months has been reduced to about six months only.  For fast track execution of projects adequate and timely funding of the projects is being ensured Extra Budgetary Resources (Institutional Financing).

In this regard in an event for “Exchanging of Agreement with Stakeholders as part of “Mission Electrification” & ‘First EPC’ contract of Indian Railways” was held today i.e. 04th August 2017 at Rail Bhawan, New Delhi. Indian Railway brought out
●       First EPC (Engineering Procurement Construction) based contract of Indian Railways valuing Rs 1050 Cr. for 781 rkm with M/s L&T. The contract has been awarded by CORE and Konkan Railway for major electrification projects.
●        In this event additionally eight agreements were exchanged between Zonal Railways and Public Sector Undertakings for 1735 rkm of electrification projects valuing Rs 1746 Cr.
Exchange of agreements of Railway Electrification projects

SN
Project
Exchange of agreement
1
1st EPC Contract (“Delhi Sarai Rohilla –Rewari and Alwar-Bandikui-Jaipur-Phulera-Madar)
(353 rkm, Cost Rs 594 crore)

Sh. Rajeev Jyoti, Chief Executive (Railway Business),Larsen & Toubro
&
Sh. S. P. Trivedi,
General Manager,
CORE/Allahabad
2
2nd EPC Contract (“Roha-Verna section of Konkan Railway”)
(428 rkm, Cost Rs 456 crore)
Sh. Rajeev Jyoti, Chief Executive (Railway Business),Larsen & Toubro
&
Sh. Rajendra Kumar,
Director, Way & Works
Konkan Railway
3
Pune-Miraj-Kolhapur
(326 rkm, Cost Rs 513.07 crore)
Shri I.S. Jha, CMD/PGCIL
&
Sh. D. K. Sharma,
General Manager,
Central Railway
4
Chhindwara-Nainpur-Mandla Fort
(183 rkm, Cost Rs 90.71crore)
Shri I.S. Jha, CMD/PGCIL
&
Sh. S. S. Soin,
General Manager,
South East Central Railway
5
Mansi-Saharsa-Dauram Madhepura
(63 rkm, Cost Rs 65.55 crore)
Shri I.S. Jha, CMD/PGCIL
&
Sh. D. K. Gayen,
General Manager,
East Central Railway
6
Londa-Miraj
(189 rkm, Cost Rs 208.15 crore)
Shri I.S. Jha, CMD/PGCIL
&
Sh. A. K. Gupta,
General Manager,
South Western Railway
7
Vijaipur-Maksi
(188 rkm, Cost Rs 141.25 crore)
Shri Rajeev Mehrotra, CMD/RITES
&
Sh. Girish Pillai,
General Manager,
West Central Railway
8
Ringas-Jaipur- Sawai Madhopur
(188 rkm, Cost Rs 163.73 crore)
Shri Rajeev Mehrotra, CMD/RITES
&
Sh. Girish Pillai,
General Manager,
North Western Railway
9
Mathura-Kasganj-Kalyanpur
(338 rkm, Cost Rs 305.90 crore)
Shri S.K. Chaudhary, CMD/IRCON
&
Sh. S. P. Trivedi,
General Manager,
North Eastern Railway
10
Katni-Singrauli
(260 rkm, Cost Rs 258.33 crore)
Shri S.K. Chaudhary, CMD/IRCON
&
Sh. Girish Pillai,
General Manager,
West Central Railway
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New Railway Line in Assam and North Eastern States


Indian Railways have laid a great emphasis on improvement and development of Railway infrastructure in the State of Assam and North Eastern States. 15 major projects of New Lines have been taken up in North Eastern States including in the State of Assam. Details of these projects are as under:

(Rs in crore)
S.No.
Name of Project (with length)
Anticipated Cost
Expenditure upto March’ 2017
Outlay 2017-18
1
Bogibeel bridge with linking lines between Dibrugharh and North Bank line  (73 km)
4996
4102
300
2
New Moynaguri-Jogighopa New Line with Gauge Conversion of New Mal-Moynaguri Road and New Changrabanda-Changrabanda (289 km)
2531
2182
75
3
Jiribam-Imphal (111 km)
6571
5278
1400
4
Dimapur-Kohima (88 km)
2973
237
350
5
Agartala-Sabroom (110 km)
2720
1692
404
6
Teteliya-Byrnihat (22 km)
496
372
150
7
Bhairabi-Sairang (51 km)
2820
1127
600
8
Sivok-Rangpo (44 km)
4190
536
250
9
Byrnihat-Shillong (108 km)
5308
23
200
10
Murkongselek-Pasighat (31 km)
436
141
172
11
Agartala-Akhaura (13 km)
887
210
350
12
Dimapur-Tizit (257 km)*
4488
-
1
13
Salona-Khumtai (99 km)*
5958
-
1
14
Sibsagar Town – Jorhat Town (62 km)*
1296
-
1
15
Tezpur-Silghat Town (25 km)*
2025
-
1



*proposed railway line in Assam and other North Eastern States included in Budget subject to requisite approvals.



Final Location Survey for new lines included in Budget have been taken up by Northeast Frontier Railway.



Railways have huge throwforward of ongoing projects with limited availability of resources. Completion of projects also depends upon land acquisition and forestry clearance, adverse law and order conditions, NOC from Road, Canal and Electrical crossings from different authorities of Central / State Governments.

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Laying of New Railway Line Projects in Hilly Areas

Indian Railways has taken up a large number of new line / Gauge Conversion projects in the hilly areas.   The following projects have already been taken up:-
Sl. No.
Project

Length (in KM)
Latest anticipated cost (Rs  in crore)
       1.       
Chandigarh-Baddi
27.95
1540
       2.       
Rishikesh-Karanprayag
125
16,000
       3.       
Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Project
272
19565
       4.       
Nangal Dam - Talwara
83.74
2100
       5.       
Bhanupalli-Bilaspur-Beri
63.1
5000
       6.       
Bhojipur-Pilibhit-Tanakpur Gauge Conversion
101.79
350
       7.       
Sivok-Rangpo
44.39
4085
       8.       
Murkongseek-Pasighat
30.62
436
       9.       
Bhairabi-Sairang
51.38
2384
     10.      
Jiribam-Imphal
110.63
6570
     11.      
Teteliya-Byrnihat
21.5
780
     12.      
Dimapur-Kohima
88
2973
     13.      
Agartala-Sabroom
110
2720
     14.      
Byrnihat-Shillong                                                                                                                      
108.40
5308
     15.      
Una-Hamirpur*
50
2850
     16.      
Taranga Hill – Abu Road via Ambaji *
89
1696
   
* Projects included in budget, subject to obtaining requisite clearances.
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