19 August 2017

Central Railway Mega block o­n Sunday 20.8.2017

Central Railway will operate traffic and power block o­n Sunday 20.8.2017 o­n all 6 lines between Dombivli and Kalyan for launching of 4 Girders in connection with construction of Road Over Bridge at Thakurli. The details are as under –

On Sunday 20.8.2017

On Up and Dn Slow line, o­n Up and Dn Fast line and o­n 5th and 6th line

from 9.15 hrs to 12.45 hrs

RUNNING OF SUBURBAN TRAINS o­n 20.8.2017


·Suburban services will remain suspended between Kalyan and Dombivli stations from 09.10 hrs to 12.50 hrs.

·Dn line services for Kasara/Asangaon/Titwala leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus from 08.36 hrs to 11.34 hrs will remain cancelled

·Dn line services for Karjat/Badlapur/Ambernath leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus from 08.29 hrs to 11.50 hrs will remain cancelled

·Up line services for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus leaving Kasara/Asangaon/Titwala from 08.30 hrs to 12.21 hrs will remain cancelled

·Up line services for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus leaving Karjat/Badlapur/Ambernath from 08.53 hrs to 12.22 hrs will remain cancelled

RUNNING OF MAIL/EXPRESS TRAINS o­n 20.8.2017


Cancellation of Mail /Express trains o­n 20.8.2017

·Train No. 12124/12123 Pune – CSMT – Pune Deccan Queen Express

·Train No. 12110/12109 Manmad – CSMT – Manmad Panchavati Express

·Train No. 12118/12117 Manmad – LTT- Manmad Godavari Express


Short termination of Mail/Express trains o­n 20.8.2017

·Train No. 12140 Nagpur-CSMT Mumbai Sevagram Express arriving Mumbai o­n 20.8.2017 will be short terminated at Nasik Road and Train No. 12139 CSMT Mumbai – Nagpur Sevagram Express leaving Mumbai o­n 20.8.2017 will be run Ex Nasik Road at the schedule Departure 18.35 hrs.

Following Mail /Express trains arriving Mumbai o­n 20.8.2017 from North-East /South-East will be regulated short of Kalyan and arrive destination o­n the re-scheduled time as under-

·Train No.12321 Howrah-CSMT Mumbai Mail via Chheoki arrive destination at 14.00 hrs (Sch. Arrival 11.25 hrs) (Short terminated at Dadar)

·Train No. 13201 Rajendranagar – LTT Exp arrive destination at 14.00 hrs (Sch. Arrival 11.30 hrs)

·Train No. 12168 Varanasi – LTT Exp will arrive destination at 14.15 hrs (Sch. Arrival 12.25 hrs)

·Train No. 12072 Jalna – Dadar Janshatabdi Exp will arrive destination at 14.50 hrs (Sch.Arrival 12.30 hrs)

·Train No. 12812 Hatia – LTT Exp will arrive destination at 14.50 hrs (Sch. Arrival 13.35 hrs)

·Train No. 11094 Varanasi – CSMT Mumbai Mahanagari Exp will arrive destination at 15.15 hrs (Sch. Arrival 14.15 hrs)

·Train No. 12294 Allahabad – LTT Duranto Exp will arrive destination at 15.00 hrs (Sch. Arrival 14.50 hrs)

·Train No.11014 Coimbatore-LTT Express will arrive destination at 14.40 hrs (Sch. Arrival 14.30 hrs)


Following Up Mail /Express trains arriving Mumbai o­n 20.8.2017 from South-East will be diverted via- Karjat – Panvel –Diva and will arrive destination 10 to 40 minutes behind schedule – (with halt at Diva for Kalyan passengers)

·Train No. 17221 Kakinada Port – LTT Express

·Train NO. 11024 Kolhapur – CSMT Mumbai Sahyadri Express

·Train No. 17032 Hyderabad – CSMT Mumbai Express

·Train No. 11042 Chennai – CSMT Mumbai Express

Following Dn Mail /Express trains towards South-East will be diverted via-Diva – Panvel – Karjat. These trains will halt at Diva for Kalyan Passengers.

·Train No. 11029 CSMT Mumbai – Kolhapur Koyna Express

Following Dn Mail /Express trains towards South-East will be rescheduled

·Train No. 17222 LTT – Kakinada Port re-scheduled to leave LTT at 13.00 hrs (Scheduled Dep. 12.25 hrs)


Following Dn Mail /Express trains towards North-East side will be re-scheduled o­n 20.8.2017 as under –

·Train No. 11055 LTT – Gorakhpur Express is re-scheduled to leave LTT at 12.00 hrs (Sch. Dep. 10.55 hrs)

·Train No. 12542 LTT – Gorakhpur Express is re-scheduled to leave LTT at 12.15 hrs (Sch. Dep. 11.10 hrs)

·Train No. 12869 CSMT Mumbai – Howrah Express is re-scheduled to leave CSMT at 11.50 hrs (Sch. Dep. 11.05 hrs)

·Train No. 11061 LTT-Darbhanga Express is re-scheduled to leave LTT at 12.25 hrs (Sch. Dep. 12.15 hrs)
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Trains Cancelled due to Heavy Rains and water flow over the track between Kishanganj and Panjipara of North Frontier Railway



Due to heavy rains and water flow over the track between Kishanganj and Panjipara of North Frontier Railway the following trains are cancelled as detailed below:-

Trains Cancelled:

1) Train No. 12504 Kamakhya – Bengaluru Cantt Express is cancelled on 22nd August, 2017.

2) Train No. 12508 Guwahati – Thiruvantapuram Central is cancelled on 25th August, 2017.

3) Train No. 12510 Guwahati - Bengaluru Cantt Express is cancelled on 21st ,22nd and 27th August, 2017.

4) Train No. 12514 Guwahati - Secunderabad Express is cancelled on 24th August, 2017.

5) Train No.12516 Guwahati-Thiruvantapuram Central Express is cancelled on 23rd August, 2017

6) Train No.12552 Kamakhya - Yeshvantapur Express is cancelled on 23rd August, 2017

7) Train No.15630 Guwahati-Tambaram Express is cancelled on 25th August, 2017

8) Train No.15906 Dibrugarh – Kanyakumari Express is cancelled on 26th August, 2017

9) Train No.15930 Dibrugarh - Tambaram Express is cancelled on 27th August, 2017.

10) Train No.22502 New Tinsukia – Bengaluru City Express is cancelled on 25th August, 2017

11) Train No.22612 New Jalpaiguri – Chennai Central Express is cancelled on 25th August, 2017

12) Train No.12503 Bengaluru City - Kamakhya Express is cancelled on 25th August, 2017.

13) Train No.12509 Bengaluru City – Guwahati Express is cancelled on 23rd, 24th and 25th August, 2017.

14) Train No.12551 Yeshvantapur - Kamakhya Express is cancelled on 26th August, 2017.

15) Train No.22501 Bengaluru City – New Tinsukia Express is cancelled on 22nd August, 2017.

16) Train No.15629 Tambaram - Guwahati Express is cancelled on 21st August, 2017.

17) Train No.12507 Thiruvanantapuram Central - Guwahati Express is cancelled on 22nd August, 2017.
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Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu Inaugurates/ Dedicates Various Initiatives pertaining to State of Tamil Nadu/ Kerala

Indian Railways is heralding in a new era vying for a turnaround in the system. To cater to the diverse rail needs of the burgeoning populace, an array of modern facilities and services are being inducted into the system progressively. With focus on key areas such as infrastructural development, cleanliness, safety and security, Indian Railways has embarked on a journey of transformation. In this direction,  Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu Dedicated/ Inaugurated following initiatives pertaining to Tamil Nadu & Kerala through video-conferencing  from Rail Bhawan today i.e. 19-08-17

Initiatives taken in Tamil Nadu

1.  Inauguration of additional rest room at new concourse at Chennai Central station (at Chennai Central Railway Station).
2.  Dedication to the Nation-LED lighting at Chennai Central (at Chennai Central Railway Station).
3.  Inauguration of new foot over bridge at Tiruvottiyur station (at Chennai Central Railway Station).
4.    Inauguration of new booking office at western side of Guindy station (at Chennai Central Railway Station).
5.   Inauguration of two escalators at Chepauk station on Platform no. 1 & 2 (at Chennai Central Railway Station).
6.  Dedication to the nation-Hi speed Wi-fi facility at Chengalpattu Junction (at Chennai Central Railway Station).
7.    Dedication to the Nation-Hi speed Wi-fi facility, Information Centre & CCTV Cameras at Katpadi Station. (at Chennai Central Railway Station).
8.  Dedication to the Nation-food plaza at Arakkonam (at Chennai Central Railway Station).
9. Dedication to the Nation-App based cab service for passengers at Tiruchichirapalli junction station (at Tiruchchirappalli Junction Railway Station).
10.Dedication to the Nation-new parking facility for passengers at stations of Tiruchchirappalli Division (Papanasam, Mannargudi, Tiruchchirappalli Fort & Tiruchchirappalli Junction) (at Tiruchchirappalli Junction Railway Station).
11.  Dedication to the Nation-doubling of Manapparai - Kalpattichatram Section (at Madurai Junction Railway Station).
12.  Dedication to the Nation- 5 Limited Use Sub-ways in lieu of LC Gates no. 406, 491, 496, 536 & 14 in Madurai Division (at  Madurai Junction Railway Station).
13.  Dedication to the Nation-3 Foot Over Bridges at Sholavandan, Ambaturai and Samayanallur stations of Madurai Division (at Madurai Junction Railway Station).
14.  Dedication to the Nation-New VIP Lounge at Salem Junction station (at Salem Junction Railway Station).
15. Dedication to the Nation-Extension of foot over bridge to the second entry of Salem Junction station (at Salem Junction Railway Station).
16. Dedication to the Nation- foot over bridge at Samalpatti station (at Salem Junction Railway Station).

Initiatives taken in Kerala

1. Inauguration of AC paid waiting hall at 2 stations Thiruvananthapuram and Quilon in association with Kudumbasree (at Thiruvananthapuram Railway Station).
2. Dedication to the Nation-foot over bridge at Kochuveli connecting both entry (at Thiruvananthapuram Railway Station).
3. Dedication to the Nation-10 concrete benches at Quilon Junction station funded by Hon’ble MP Shri Suresh Gopi through MPLAD (at Thiruvananthapuram Railway Station).
4. Dedication to the Nation-doubling of Tiruvalla-Chenganasseri section (at Ernakulam Junction Railway Station).
5.  Inauguration of passenger lift at Chengannur Junction on Platform no. 1 (at Ernakulam Junction Railway Station).
6. Inauguration of one passenger lift at Ernakulam Junction on Platform no. 1 & 2 / 3 (at Ernakulam Junction Railway Station).
7. Dedication to the Nation-4 Water Vending Machines at 3 stations of Thiruvananthapuram Division (Ernakulam Junction-1, Ernakulam Town-2 and Aluva-1) (at Ernakulam Junction Railway Station).
8. Inauguration of 2 lifts at Kannur station on Platform no. 1, 2 / 3 (at Kannur Railway Station).

Mohd Jamshed, Member Traffic, Railway Board, 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, “Indian Railways has been focussing on providing better passenger amenities & augmenting capacity. There has been tremendous increase in the budget allocation for building Railway Infrastructure in states of Tamil Nadu & Kerala. Indian Railways is aiming at building better Railways for everyone by participation of all.”

Salient Features of Projects launched today

At     Chennai Central Railway Station (Tamil Nadu)
1)                  Inauguration of Additional Rest Room at New concourse at Chennai Central Station-

The Pay & Use Toilet in new concourse of Chennai Central has been renovated at cost of Rs. 60 Lakhs with state-of-the art amenities.  The concept wall in the frontage gives a pleasing ambience to the facility.

2)      Dedication to the Nation – LED Lighting at Chennai Central Station-

A total of 2388 nos. of conventional lights of various wattages have been replaced with 2402 nos. of energy efficient LED lights of various wattages. Facilitated at a cost of Rs.50 lakh, these energy efficient lighting will result in reduction in carbon emission of 262 MT per year, savings to the tune of 60 lakh units and Rs.60 lakh per month.

 3) Inauguration of New Foot Over Bridge at Tiruvottiyur Station (Tamil Nadu)
The new Foot Over Bridge will provide access to the travelling public from both East side and West side of the station yard to reach platform Nos. 1 & 2/3 at Tiruvottiyur station. The project has been commissioned at a cost of  Rs. 1.44 lakh.

4)  Inauguration of new Booking Office at Western side of Guindy Station(Tamil Nadu)-

The Reservation cum booking office is newly constructed on the Western side of the Guindy Railway Station facing GST Road. The building has been constructed in an area 195 sq.mtr at the cost of Rs. 48.75 lakhs. Equipped with 7 ticket counters, both UTS and PRS tickets can be booked here.

5) Inauguration of 2 Escalators at Chepauk station (Tamil Nadu) on PF No.1 & 2-

Two nos. of passenger escalators have been commissioned at Chepauk Railway station in place of old defective escalators to platform no.1 and platform no.2.  The cost of the Project isRs. 1.36 Crore. Being elevated stations in MRTS section, these escalators facilitate the easy movement of passengers especially  senior citizens.

 6) Dedication to the Nation – Hi-Speed Wi-Fi facility at Chengalpattu Jn station (Tamil Nadu)-

High speed Wi-Fi commissioned by RCIL in collaboration with Google will cover all the 6 platforms, circulating area and VIP lounge at Chengalpattu Jn.  Each access point has the capacity to cater about 200 – 250 subscribers at a time.


7) Dedication to the Nation - Hi-speed Wi-Fi facility, Information Centre and CCTV Cameras at Katpadi Jn station (Tamil Nadu).

●       CCTV surveillance camera at Katpadi Railway station

Surveillance camera system has been installed at Katpadiwith total 42 No of IP based digital cameras monitored centrally in the control room manned by RPF personnel.  Installed at a cost of  Rs.1.2cr, these cameras will help check the crimes against passengers in the station premises.

●            Information Centre at Katpadi Railway Station

Information centre at Katpadi station brings all the different type of passenger information facilities under one roofthrough which data can be fed to all the information boards. It is setup with one number of PC based announcement and information display system and NTES terminal. The centre is provided at a cost of Rs. 33.6 lakh.

●            Wi-Fi system at Katpadi Railway Station

High speed Wi-Fi commissioned by RCIL in collaboration with Google  covers all the 5 platforms of Katpadi station.  Each access point has the capacity to cater about 200 – 250 subscribers at a time.

8) Dedication to the Nation -Food Plaza at Arakkonam Jn station (Tamil Nadu)-

To tickle the taste buds of customers with choicest delicacies, IRCTC has set up a Food Plaza at Arakkonam Jn in an area of 1752 sq.ft.

II.                Tiruchchirappalli Junction (Tamil Nadu)

9)   Dedication of APP BASED CAB SERVICES to the Nation :

APP BASED CAB SERVICES have been facilitated at Tiruchchirappalli first Entry in Unit II & III with anarea coverage of 210 sq.mt. with a total capacity of 20 cabs.  Introduction of these services will give positive impact on Non Fare Revenue and will boost the image of Railways  among travelling public.

  10)  A. Dedication of Parking Spaces at Tiruchchirappalli Junction (Tamil Nadu)

i)                    TPJ II Entry Premium Car Parking:
An Exclusive area for car parking with an area coverage of 855 sq.mt. at Tiruchchirappalli Junction II Entry with 50 cars parking capacity has been provided.
ii)                  TPJ I Entry Premium Two Wheeler Parking:
A New Premium Two Wheeler Parking with a huge area coverage of 9000 sq.mt. at Tiruchchirappalli Junction I Entry,  exclusively earmarked for Two Wheeler Parking with a total capacity of 5000 Two Wheelers has been facilitated.
         
iii)                TPJ I Entry Car Parking
The New Car Parking at Tiruchchirappalli I Entry with an area coverage of 895.5 sq.mt. with the total car parking capacity of 58 cars has been provided.

     B. Dedication of Parking Spaces at Tiruchchirappalli Fort Railway Station (Tamil Nadu)

A new parking space with an area coverage of 1965 sq.mt.for exclusive purpose of parking of four wheelers with a total capacity of 100 cars has been provided.  A new vast 9000 sq.mt. area for the purpose of parking of Two Wheelers and Four Wheelers with total capacity of   2500 Two Wheelers and 250 cars has also been facilitated.

            C, Dedication of Parking Space at Mannargudi Railway Station (Tamil Nadu)
A New parking area for the purpose of parking of Two Wheelers and Four Wheelers with an area coverage of  4292 sq.mt. with total parking capacity of  1500 Two Wheelers and 125 Cars has been provided.

                       D.  Dedication of Parking Space at Papanasam Railway Station (Tamil Nadu)
A New Parking area for the purpose of parking of Two Wheelers and Four Wheelers with an area coverage of 2500 sq.mt.with total parking capacity of 750 Two Wheelers  and 50 cars has been facilitated.

III.Madurai Junction Railway Station (Tamil Nadu)

11)     Dedication of doubling between Manapparai-Kalpattichatram section (23km)
As part of Villupuram – Dindigul doubling project, doubling between Manapparai-Kalpattichatram section (23km) has been completed and commissioned for traffic.

12)  Dedication of 5 Limited use Subways in lieu of LC gates
To ease traffic congestion and to minimise trespassing accidents, 5 Limited Use Subways were constructed in lieu of LC gates in Madurai Division.  This will provide safer access to railway stations also.

 13) Dedication of 3 Foot Over Bridges at Sholavandan, Ambaturai and Samayanallur stations
Foot Over Bridges constructed at Sholavandan, Ambaturai and Samayanallur stations will immensely benefit commuters as they can reach their Platforms and entry/exit points easily.

IV.    Salem Junction Railway Station (Tamil Nadu)

14)  Dedication of New VIP Lounge at Salem Jn

To receive and host the VIPs visiting Salem Junction, the new VIP Lounge is being located at PF No.1 near the main concourse area. This air conditioned VIP Lounge will serve the VIPs/Dignitaries arriving at/departing from Salem Junction, round the clock. This lounge has a seating capacity of 12 persons and has been provided with an attached toilet facility.

15) Dedication of extension of Foot Over Bridge to the second entry of Salem Junction

The western side of the Salem Junction is being developed to decongest the junction premises, by shifting major functions there, since sufficient space is available on the other side. With a view to facilitate passengers reach the second entry, the present FOB that was so far connecting PF No. 1, 3/4, and 5 has been extended to the second entry of Salem Junction, at a cost of Rs.1 crore (approximately). This will assist development of second entry to Salem Junction.

16) Dedication of Footover Bridge at Samalpatti Station :

Samalpatti Station in the Jolarpet-Salem Section is one of the important stations in Salem Division, with stoppage of 5 express trains and 6 passenger trains. Earlier, passengers were using the trolley path at the end to reach PF No.2, from PF 1 and vice versa. With a view to assist passengers reach PF No.2 safely and comfortably, a new FOB has been constructed in Samalpatti, at a cost of Rs.1 crore (approximately).



V.     Trivandrum Central  Railway Station (Kerala)

1) Dedication of AC Paid waiting Rooms with Kudumbasree

AC Paid waiting room at Trivandrum Central  with seating capacity  of 48 passengers has been set up in association with Kudumbashree, an all women Self Help Group under Govt. of Kerala.  At Kollam station also the facility is manned by Kudumbashree and the hall has a seating capacity of 40. A mini library, TV, washrooms and a kids play zone are additional features of these AC waiting hall. A reasonable entry fee of Rs.25/hour is charged

2) Dedication of FOB at Kochuveli (Kerala)

A Foot Over Bridge at Kochuveli would alleviate the difficulty of commuters as they can access Platforms as well as both entries of the station. The FOB, constructed at a cost Rs-2.5 crore, is the longest one in Kerala.

3) Dedication of 10 Concrete Benches at Kollam  Funded By Shri Suresh Gopi, MP(RS) through MPLAD at a cost of Rs-1 Lakh,  10 concrete benches are provided at Kollam Jn.

VI.   Ernakulam Junction Railway Station (Kerala)

4) Dedication of Double Line  between  Tiruvalla – Changansseri- Work on double line between Tiruvalla-Changanasseri section of 7.94 km length completed and Line commissioned on 28-03-17. Two additional Lines with full rake unloading facility and a platform with 26 coach capacity was also commissioned along with the work at Tiruvalla.

5) Inauguration of Passenger lifts at Chengannur - Lifts are provided to assist the people with disability, the elderly, the women and the children among others. In addition, installation of Lifts at Railway Stations, Platforms will help to boost the image of Railways in public eye and Railways commitment to valuable Rail users.

 6) Inauguration of Passenger lifts at Ernakulam Jn- A lift has been commissioned at PF No.1 and at Ernakulam Jn, 2 lifts have been commissioned, at PF1 and PF2/3. Ernakulam and Chengannur lisfts are commissioned at estimated cost of 37 lakhs.

7)  Dedication of Water  Vending Machines at Tiruvananthapuram Division- Taking forward the Railways’ mission to provide clean drinking water at stations IRCTCis installing water vending machines at Aluva, Ernakulam Jn, Ernakulam Town.

VII. Kannur Railway Station (Kerala)

8)  Dedication of 2 Passenger Lifts at Kannur Railway station
To facilitate easy access to Platform No.1 and 2/3 at Kannur station, 2 passenger lifts have been installed.  This will benefit differently-abled, sick and senior citizens.
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Trains Cancelled due to heavy rains in North Frontier Railway

Due to heavy rains and water flow over the track between Kishanganj and Panjipara of North Frontier Railwaythe following trains are cancelled as detailed below:-

Trains Cancelled:

1)Train No. 12514 Guwahati - Secunderabad Express is cancelled o­n 17thAugust, 2017.

2)Train No. 15630 Guwahati-Chennai Egmore Express is cancelled o­n 18thAugust, 2017.

3)Train No. 15906 Dibrugarh-Kanniyakumari Vivek Express is cancelled o­n 19thAugust, 2017.

4)Train No. 15930 Dibrugarh - Chennai Egmore Express is cancelled o­n 20thAugust, 2017.

5)Train No. 12508 Guwahati-Thiruvanantapuram Express is cancelled o­n 18thAugust, 2017.

6)Train No. 12510 Guwahati-Benguluru Cantt. Express is cancelled o­n 20thAugust, 2017.

7)Train No. 22612 New Jalpaiguri-Chennai Superfast Express is cancelled o­n 18thAugust, 2017.
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22 SUPER FAST WEEKLY SPECIAL TRAINS BETWEEN PUNE - HATIA

Railways have decided to run Superfast weekly special trains o­n special charges between Pune – Hatia to clear the extra rush of passengers during Diwali festival.

The details are as under:



02845 Superfast weekly special will leave Pune at 10.45 hrs o­n every Friday from 22.09.2017 to 01.12.2017 (11 trips) and arrive Hatia  at 18.20 hrs next day.



02846 Superfast weekly special will leave Hatia at 21.00 hrs o­n every Wednesday from 20.09.2017 to 29.11.2017 (11 trips) and arrive Pune at 02.45 hrs o­n third day.



HALTS: Daund, Ahmednagar, Kopergaon, Manmad,  Bhusaval, Akola, Badnera, Wardha, Nagpur, Gondia, Durg, Raipur, Bilaspur, Jharsuguda  and  Rourkela,.



COMPOSITION: - o­ne AC 2-tier, Four AC 3-tier, 6 Sleeper Class, 4 General Second Class and Two General Second Class cum Guard’s Brake Van.



RESERVATION: Bookings for 02845 Pune – Hatia Superfast weekly special train with  special charges will open at all PRS locations and through website www.irctc.co.in from 17.08.2017.

The general coaches will run as Unreserved coaches with normal charges applicable for superfast mail/express trainsfor Special trains o­n special charges.
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Central Railway will operate traffic and power block o­n Sunday 20.8.2017 o­n all 6 lines between Dombivli and Kalyan

Central Railway will operate traffic and power block o­n Sunday 20.8.2017 o­n all 6 lines between Dombivli and Kalyan for launching of 4 Girders in connection with construction of Road Over Bridge at Thakurli. The details are as under –

On Sunday 20.8.2017

On Up and Dn Slow line, o­n Up and Dn Fast line and o­n 5th and 6th line

from 9.15 hrs to 12.45 hrs

RUNNING OF SUBURBAN TRAINS o­n 20.8.2017


·Suburban services will remain suspended between Kalyan and Dombivli stations from 09.10 hrs to 12.50 hrs.

·Dn line services for Kasara/Asangaon/Titwala leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus from 08.36 hrs to 11.34 hrs will remain cancelled

·Dn line services for Karjat/Badlapur/Ambernath leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus from 08.29 hrs to 11.50 hrs will remain cancelled

·Up line services for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus leaving Kasara/Asangaon/Titwala from 08.30 hrs to 12.21 hrs will remain cancelled

·Up line services for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus leaving Karjat/Badlapur/Ambernath from 08.53 hrs to 12.22 hrs will remain cancelled

RUNNING OF MAIL/EXPRESS TRAINS o­n 20.8.2017


Cancellation of Mail /Express trains o­n 20.8.2017

·Train No. 12124/12123 Pune – CSMT – Pune Deccan Queen Express

·Train No. 12110/12109 Manmad – CSMT – Manmad Panchavati Express

·Train No. 12118/12117 Manmad – LTT- Manmad Godavari Express


Short termination of Mail/Express trains o­n 20.8.2017

·Train No. 12140 Nagpur-CSMT Mumbai Sevagram Express arriving Mumbai o­n 20.8.2017 will be short terminated at Nasik Road and Train No. 12139 CSMT Mumbai – Nagpur Sevagram Express leaving Mumbai o­n 20.8.2017 will be run Ex Nasik Road at the schedule Departure 18.35 hrs.

Following Mail /Express trains arriving Mumbai o­n 20.8.2017 from North-East /South-East will be regulated short of Kalyan and arrive destination o­n the re-scheduled time as under-

·Train No.12321 Howrah-CSMT Mumbai Mail via Chheoki arrive destination at 14.00 hrs (Sch. Arrival 11.25 hrs) (Short terminated at Dadar)

·Train No. 13201 Rajendranagar – LTT Exp arrive destination at 14.00 hrs (Sch. Arrival 11.30 hrs)

·Train No. 12168 Varanasi – LTT Exp will arrive destination at 14.15 hrs (Sch. Arrival 12.25 hrs)

·Train No. 12072 Jalna – Dadar Janshatabdi Exp will arrive destination at 14.50 hrs (Sch.Arrival 12.30 hrs)

·Train No. 12812 Hatia – LTT Exp will arrive destination at 14.50 hrs (Sch. Arrival 13.35 hrs)

·Train No. 11094 Varanasi – CSMT Mumbai Mahanagari Exp will arrive destination at 15.15 hrs (Sch. Arrival 14.15 hrs)

·Train No. 12294 Allahabad – LTT Duranto Exp will arrive destination at 15.00 hrs (Sch. Arrival 14.50 hrs)

·Train No.11014 Coimbatore-LTT Express will arrive destination at 14.40 hrs (Sch. Arrival 14.30 hrs)


Following Up Mail /Express trains arriving Mumbai o­n 20.8.2017 from South-East will be diverted via- Karjat – Panvel –Diva and will arrive destination 10 to 40 minutes behind schedule – (with halt at Diva for Kalyan passengers)

·Train No. 17221 Kakinada Port – LTT Express

·Train NO. 11024 Kolhapur – CSMT Mumbai Sahyadri Express

·Train No. 17032 Hyderabad – CSMT Mumbai Express

·Train No. 11042 Chennai – CSMT Mumbai Express

Following Dn Mail /Express trains towards South-East will be diverted via-Diva – Panvel – Karjat. These trains will halt at Diva for Kalyan Passengers.

·Train No. 11029 CSMT Mumbai – Kolhapur Koyna Express

Following Dn Mail /Express trains towards South-East will be rescheduled

·Train No. 17222 LTT – Kakinada Port re-scheduled to leave LTT at 13.00 hrs (Scheduled Dep. 12.25 hrs)


Following Dn Mail /Express trains towards North-East side will be re-scheduled o­n 20.8.2017 as under –

·Train No. 11055 LTT – Gorakhpur Express is re-scheduled to leave LTT at 12.00 hrs (Sch. Dep. 10.55 hrs)

·Train No. 12542 LTT – Gorakhpur Express is re-scheduled to leave LTT at 12.15 hrs (Sch. Dep. 11.10 hrs)

·Train No. 12869 CSMT Mumbai – Howrah Express is re-scheduled to leave CSMT at 11.50 hrs (Sch. Dep. 11.05 hrs)

·Train No. 11061 LTT-Darbhanga Express is re-scheduled to leave LTT at 12.25 hrs (Sch. Dep. 12.15 hrs)
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Due to line block / power block for construction of subway at Level Crossing at Nayudupeta yard and Odur yard the following trains are cancelled/partially cancelled/regulated/diverted on 22nd / 23rd August, 2017 as detailed below:- Trains Cancelled : 1) Train No. 66031 Sullurupeta-Nellore MEMU train is cancelled. 2) Train No. 66032 Nellore-Sullurupeta MEMU train is cancelled. Trains Partially Cancelled: 1) Train No. 66036 Nellore-Sullurupeta MEMU will be partially cancelled between Gudur and Sullurupeta. Trains Regulated: 1) Train No. 12688 Dehradun-Madurai Express will be regulated by 45 minutes enroute. Trains Diverted: 1) Train No. 12841 Howrah-Chennai Coromandal Express is diverted to run via Renigunta, Arakkonam stations on 21st August, 2017. 2) Train No. 12665 Howrah-Kanniyakumari Express is diverted to run via Renigunta, Arakkonam and Chennai Beach stations on 21st August, 2017. 3) Train No. 12612 H.Nizamuddin-Chennai Garibrath Express is diverted to run via Renigunta and Arakkonam stations on 21st August, 2017. 4) Train No. 22645 Indore-Thiruvananthapuram Ahilya Nagari Express is diverted to run via Renigunta, Arakkonam and Chennai stations on 21st August, 2017. 5) Train No. 13351 Dhanbad-Alappuzha Express is diverted to run via Renigunta, Arakkonam and Chennai stations on 21st August, 2017.



Ministry of Railway have decided to provide additional stoppages for the following trains on experimental basis for a period of six months. Train No. 22663/22664 Chennai Egomore-Jodhpur - Chennai Egomore Express is provided stoppage at Chandrapur railway station. Train No. 12767/12768 H.S.Nanded-Santragachi - H.S.Nanded Express is provided stoppage at Chandrapur railway station. Train No. 12655/12656 Ahmedabad-Chennai-Ahmedabad Navjeevan Express is provided stoppage at Pulgaon railway station as detailed below:-

I. Additional Stoppage at Chandrapur Station:

a) Accordingly, Train No. 22663 Chennai Egmore-Jodhpur Express will arrive / depart Chandrapur at 06:10/06:12 hrs with effect from 3rd September, 2017.

Train No. 22664 Jodhpur-Chennai Egmore Express will arrive / depart Chandrapur at 01:32/01:34 hrs with effect from 30th August, 2017.

b) Accordingly, Train No. 12767 H.S.Nanded-Santragachi Express will arrive / depart Chandrapur at 22:20/22:22 hrs with effect from 4th September, 2017.

Train No. 12768 Santragachi-H.S.Nanded Express will arrive / depart Chandrapur at 11:28/11:30 hrs with effect from 31st August, 2017.

II. Additional Stoppage at Pulgaon Station:

Accordingly, Train No. 12655 Ahmedabad-Chennai Navjeevan Express will arrive / depart Pulgaon at 21:55/21:57 hrs with effect from 31st August, 2017.

Train No. 12656 Chennai-Ahmedabad Navjeevan Express will arrive / depart Pulgaon at 02:58/03:00 hrs with effect from 31st August, 2017.
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Trains cancelled/partially cancelled/regulated/diverted Due Work at Nayudupeta yard and Odur yard on 22nd / 23rd August, 2017 as detailed


Due to line block / power block for construction of subway at Level Crossing at Nayudupeta yard and Odur yard the following trains are cancelled/partially cancelled/regulated/diverted on 22nd / 23rd August, 2017 as detailed below:-

Trains Cancelled :

1) Train No. 66031 Sullurupeta-Nellore MEMU train is cancelled.

2) Train No. 66032 Nellore-Sullurupeta MEMU train is cancelled.

Trains Partially Cancelled:

1) Train No. 66036 Nellore-Sullurupeta MEMU will be partially cancelled between Gudur and Sullurupeta.

Trains Regulated:

1) Train No. 12688 Dehradun-Madurai Express will be regulated by 45 minutes enroute.

Trains Diverted:

1) Train No. 12841 Howrah-Chennai Coromandal Express is diverted to run via Renigunta, Arakkonam stations on 21st August, 2017.

2) Train No. 12665 Howrah-Kanniyakumari Express is diverted to run via Renigunta, Arakkonam and Chennai Beach stations on 21st August, 2017.

3) Train No. 12612 H.Nizamuddin-Chennai Garibrath Express is diverted to run via Renigunta and Arakkonam stations on 21st August, 2017.

4) Train No. 22645 Indore-Thiruvananthapuram Ahilya Nagari Express is diverted to run via Renigunta, Arakkonam and Chennai stations on 21st August, 2017.

5) Train No. 13351 Dhanbad-Alappuzha Express is diverted to run via Renigunta, Arakkonam and Chennai stations on 21st August, 2017.
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RESTORATION OF BHOJUDIH-CHANDRAPURA MEMU PASSENGER AND RESTORATION OF JHARGRAM-DHANBAD MEMU PASSENGER WITH SHORT TERMINATION AND SHORT ORIGINATION AT/FROM CHANDRAPURA

For the privilege of the travelling passengers, South Eastern Railway has decided to restore the following trains w.e.f 18.08.2017:-


·68079/68080 Bhojudih-Chandrapura MEMU passenger will be restored w.e.f 18.08.17 as per stoppages and timings of SER’s Public Time Table- 2016 issue.


·68019/68020 Jhargram-Dhanbad MEMU passenger with short termination/short origination at/from Chandrapura with change in timings will be restored w.e.f 18.8.2017.


            68019 leaving Jhargram at 06.05 hrs.  will arrive Chandrapura at 12.25 hrs. and there will be no change in timings as published in SER’s Public Time Table- 2016 issue between Jhargram and Rajabera.


In the return direction, as per revised timings, 68020 originating from Chandrapura at 12.50 hrs. will arrive Jhargram at 19.30 hrs.


Consequent upon this, the timings of 08018 Jhargram-Kharagpur MEMU special will also be changed w.e.f 18.08.2017. 08018 Jhargram-Kharagpur MEMU special will leave Jhargram at 19.50 hrs arriving  Kharagpur at 20.45 hrs.
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JUMBO BLOCK ON W. RLY BETWEEN BORIVALI AND BHAYANDAR STATIONS ON SUNDAY 20TH AUGUST, 2017

To carry out maintenance work of tracks, signaling & overhead equipments, a day block will be taken from 11.00   hrs to 14:00 hrs o­n Up and Down fast lines between Borivali and Bhayandar stations  o­n Sunday, 20th August, 2017.

 

          During the block all Up trains will run o­n Up slow line Ex Virar/Vasai Road to Borivali and all Down trains will run o­n Dn slow line Ex Borivali to Vasai Road/Virar
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Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu Inaugurates/ Dedicates Various Initiatives pertaining to State of Karnataka


In order to make the rail journey more comfortable and remarkable, Indian Railways has been launching various services and projects. In this direction,  Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu Dedicated/ Inaugurated following initiatives pertaining to Karnataka through video-conferencing  from Rail Bhawan today i.e. 18-08-17 : -
1.      Commencement of work of Hotgi-Kudgi-Gadag Doubling.
2.      Commencement of work of Gadag-Wadi New Line.
3.      Dedication to the Nation-Doubling of Tinaighat-Londa-Shivthan Section in Hospet-Tinaighat-Vasco Doubling.
4.      Dedication to the Nation-Doubling of Banapur-Koppal in Hospet-tinaighat-Vasco Doubling.
5.      Construction of new station building & extension of platform shelter at Chikkodi Road station.
6.      Extension of platform shelter at Rayabag station.
7.      Provision of Platform shelter on Platform no. 2 at Gadag station.
8.      Construction of new Platform 2 & 3 at Koppal station.
9.      VIP Lounge at Shivamogga Town station.
10.  500 Kwp Solar Roof Top System at Mysuru Work Shop.
11.  Provision of water conservation & recycling plant at Mysuru station.
12.  Dedication of Foot Over Bridge at Holenarasipura station.
13.  New DEMU Service between Baiyappanahalli-Whitefild-Baiyappanahalli.
14.  Commencement of work of ROB at LC 438 at Rayabag.
15.  Laying of foundation stone for Bye-pass lines at Wadi.
16.  Commissioning of Rail Bogie Karkhana, Yadgir (RVNL).
17.  Laying of foundation stone for doubling between Nethravathi and Mangalore Central stations (at Mangalore Central Railway Station).
18.  Laying of foundation stone for new FOB at Mangalore Central station (at Mangalore Central Railway Station).

Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain was specially present to grace the occasion. Member Engineering, Railway Board, Shri Aditya Kumar Mittal, other Railway Board Members and senior officials were also be present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said, “Karnataka is an important state for Indian Railways, we have allocated highest ever funds in the Budget for developing Railway Infrastructure in Karnataka. Indian Railways have formed JV with the State Government of Karnataka. Indian Railways is in transformation mode, Indian Railways have been focusing on improving Rail Infrastructure & passenger amenities like never before. Cleanliness & Make in India programmes have been successfully implemented in Indian Railways. High Speed Railway network is being worked upon Indian Railways. Soon, Indian Railways is working on the project to operate trains at 200 Kmph on trunk routes like Delhi- Mumbai, Delhi- Kolkata.

Salient Features of Projects launched today
1. Commencement of work of Hotgi-Kudgi-Gadag Doubling.

●       At present, Hotgi-Kudgi-Gadag route is a single line rail link between Guntakal-Pune-Mumbai and Hospet-Hubli-Goa rail routes.
●       A number of Integrated Steel Plants/Power Plants/Cement Plants are coming up along the Hotgi-Kudgi-Gadag route. This doubling work will provide the necessary line capacity for introduction of additional trains and smooth movement of rakes to/from the industries/power plants.
●       Part length for this Doubling project, i.e. from Hotgi-Kudgi (134 km) has been taken up under “Customer Funding Model” with National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC). NTPC is setting up the Thermal Plant at Kudgi station of 4000 MW capacity.
2. Commencement of work of Gadag-Wadi New Line.

●       The new rail line would provide a direct shorter route for the people of the area in Gadag, Koppal, Raichur and Gulbarga areas of Karnataka.
●       Proposed route will shorten the distance between Gadag and Secunderabad by 150 km.
●       Project is 50:50 Cost Sharing basis with Government of Karnataka (GoK) and land free of cost by GoK.
3. Dedication to the Nation-Doubling of Tinaighat-Londa-Shivthan & Banapur-Koppal of Hospet-tinaighat-Vasco Doubling.

●       The Railway line passes through Bellary, Koppal, Gadag, Dharwad, Belgaum and Uttara Kannada districts of Karnataka State. Bellary-Hospet region in Karnataka is the heart of Iron ore industry in the country. Iron ore from this region is transported to Chennai and Goa ports for export.
●       The doubling of railway track is also necessary to move imported coal from Marmagao Port to the Steel industries and upcoming Thermal Power Plants in Jevargi In Gulbarga District, Thermal Expansion Phase-2 in Bellary Dist. in North Karnataka.
●       In this Project, 28.75 km doublings have been commissioned and being dedicated to Nation.

4.  Construction of new station building & extension of platform shelter at Chikkodi Road station.

●       A new station building with built up area of 275 Sq. Meter has been constructed at Chikkoddi Road Station. Improvement to circulating area is done by providing paver blocks for area of 500 Sq.M. to improve the aesthetics of this station.
●       For convenience of passengers, platform at Chikkodi Road railway station has been extended by 320 meter with cement concrete flooring. New platform shelter has been provided for a length of 64 meter with seating arrangements. Above amenities towards improvements of Chikkodi Road Station were taken up at a cost of Rs. 15 Lakhs

5. Extension of platform shelter at Rayabag station.

6. Provision of Platform shelter on Platform no. 2 at Gadag station.

7. Construction of new Platform 2 & 3 at Koppal station.

●       Along with the doubling of Hosapete- Tinaighat railway line, Koppal railway station was provided with an additional platform No. 2/3.
●       This is a high level island platform having length of  540 meters which has been constructed within a time span of 2 months, and at a cost of Rs.60 lakhs.

8. VIP Lounge at Shivamogga Town station.

●       Shivamogga town is an important A category station of Mysore Division which attracts large number of tourists in the Malnad area of Karnataka. This station has been further upgraded by providing majestic VIP lounge. The VIP lounge is provided with proper ambience with granite flooring and cladding, air-conditioned seating arrangement with Sofa set, Luggage rack and improved bath-cum toilet facilities with hot and cold water. This facility to a great extent will grant better waiting experience to the travelling passengers visiting Shivamogga station.

9. 500 Kwp Solar Roof Top System at Mysuru Work Shop.

10. Provision of water conservation & recycling plant at Mysuru station.

●       The water consumption at Mysuru junction is quite high. The demand of water is being arranged through Municipal Corporation with hefty payment to the tune of Rs.18.00 Lakhs per month (Rs 2.16 crores per annum).
●       It is proposed to set up one water Recycling Plant of 4.00lakh  liters capacity  for using recycled water, which will have environmental benefit as well as economy by bringing down the reduction in the water bills.

11. Dedication of Foot Over Bridge at Holenarasipura station.

●       Holenarasipura is important D category station of Mysuru Division which is a famous for an important ancient Narasimha Temple dedicated to Lord Narasimha and river Hemavati, one of the many tributaries of the Kaveri.
●       Being the important tourist destination, the station was identified for upgradation as Adarsh station during year 2015-16. The important Passenger Amenity works to the tune of Rs.2.85 crores are added to upgrade the station as per norms of Adarsh station.
●       The work has been completed in stages and foot over bridge has been completed in the month July-17. After commissioning of foot over bridge at Holenarasipura, will have all required facilities as per Adarsh station norms.

12. New DEMU Service between Baiyappanahalli-Whitefild-Baiyappanahalli.

13. Commencement of work of ROB at LC 438 at Rayabag.

14. Laying of foundation stone for Bye-pass lines at Wadi.
●       Wadi station is strategically located  at the junction of 3 Divisions –Sholapur, Guntakal & SC Division . Though bye-pass  exists towards Secunderabad(SC) from Guntkal(GTL), yet, heavy detentions occur due to interlocking arrangements and large no. of cross movements.
●       The proposed Bye-pass between Wadi and Nalwar reduces the distance by about 12 Kms and is the most effective option to decongest Wadi Yard besides avoiding cascading detentions at adjoining stations.

15. Commissioning of Rail Bogie Karkhana, Yadgir (RVNL).

16. Laying of foundation stone for doubling between Nethravathi and Mangalore Central stations (at Mangalore Central Railway Station).

●       The doubling of this section will facilitate running of additional mail/Express trains from MAQ, since MAQ is an important  feeder Coaching terminal  to Konkan Railway, Mysore/Bangalore directions and to the Entire State of Kerala and Tamilnadu.

17. Laying of foundation stone for new FOB at Mangalore Central station (at Mangalore Central Railway Station).
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Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu Inaugurates/ Dedicates Various Initiatives mostly in Jharkhand

In order to make the rail journey more comfortable and remarkable, Indian Railways has been launching various services and projects. In this direction,  Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu Dedicated/ Inaugurated following initiatives mostly pertaining to Jharkhand through video-conferencing  from Rail Bhawan today i.e. 17-08-17 : -
1.      Commencement of work of Ranchi Road-Patratu doubling (at Patratu).
2.      Laying of foundation  stone for ROR flyover at Garhwa Road (at Garhwa Road).
3.      Commencement of work of Ranchi-Bondamunda doubling (at Hatia Station).
4.      Laying of foundation stone for Adityapur-Khargapur- 3rd line (at Tatanagar Station) (RVNL Project).
5.      Dedication to the Nation - Gamharia-Adityapur Section of Sini-Adityapur 3rd Line Project (at Tatanagar Station)
6.      Commencement of work of Chakradharpur-Goelkera 3rd line (at Chakradharpur Station).
7.      Dedication to the Nation - Green Corridor-Madhupur-Giridih section of  Asansol Division.

Minister of State for Civil Aviation Shri Jayant Sinha was specially present to grace the occasion. Member Engineering, Railway Board, Shri Aditya Kumar Mittal, 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 Jharkhand did not witness the progress due to lack of Rail Infrastructure. In order to improve Railway Infrastructure in Jharkhand, the fund allocation in the budget has been raised significantly to execute the Rail projects in the state & speedy commissioning of projects. Jharkhand State Government & Ministry of Railways has formed the joint venture to implement the projects. State JVs play an important role in cooperative federalism.



Salient Features of Projects
1.     Commencement of work for Ranchi Road-Patratu Doubling
 Benefits:
To facilitate faster transportation of minerals & shorter route for coal belt of Jharkhand to the Northern and Western part of India.
2. Laying of foundation stone of ROR flyover at Garhwa Road
Benefits:
Garhwa Road station will practically become run through station and able to take more train easing congestion.
3. Commencement of work of Ranchi-Bondamunda doubling (at Hatia Station).
Benefits:
Hatia- Bondamunda is a part of the Rourkela-Gomoh route via Ranchi-Muri. This is presently a single line.
The section is extremely busy for movement of raw materials as well as finished steel to and from Bokaro and Rourkela steel plant.
Due to ever growing industrial as well as passenger traffic demands, the capacity enhancement of this route has become essential
4. Laying of foundation stone for Adityapur-Khargapur- 3rd line (at Tatanagar Station) (RVNL Project).
Benefits:
Kharagpur- Adityapur is a part of the Howrah-Mumbai trunk route. This section is extremely busy for movement of raw materials and finished products of the core industries.
Other important traffic includes traffic to and from Haldia port including imported coal for the steel plant and through traffic like food grains fertilizers from various parts of India. The massive steel plant of TISCO is situated at Tatanagar.
To cater for the ever growing transportation needs of this area, the third line project has been sanctioned.
5. Dedication to the Nation - Gamharia-Adityapur Section of Sini-Adityapur 3rd Line Project (at Tatanagar Station).
Benefits:
To handle the increased Passenger and Freight traffic of Tatanagar – Chakradharpur section, the third line between Sini – Adityapur has been sanctioned.
Sini-Gamharia (16 Km) : Commissioned on 19.07.16.
Now, Gamharia–Adityapur (6.5 Km) is being dedicated to Nation.
With commissioning of this 6.5 km 3rd Line, Entire project has been commissioned.

6. Commencement of work of Chakradharpur-Goelkera 3rd line (at Chakradharpur Station).
Benefits:
This section is a part of Howrah-Mumbai trunk route.
There was a need to increase the sectional capacity on this stretch as a number of plants & projects are coming up along the route. This route is the feeder route for the Steel, Power, Cement plants and connects them to the mines and the important ports of the country.

The line capacity utilisation has already crossed 100% Hence, the section of third line on the stretch of 34 Km is essential.

7. Dedication to the Nation - Green Corridor-Madhupur-Giridih section of  Asansol Division.
Benefits of Bio-toilets:
Freedom from human waste falling on tracks.
Better hygiene & cleanliness of coaches & tracks.
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Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu Inaugurated/ Launched Various Services/ Facilities/Initiatives

In order to make the rail journey more comfortable and remarkable, Indian Railways has been launching various services and projects. In this direction,  Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu in a programme held today at Rail Bhawan, through video-conferencing launched and dedicated following services to the nation : -

1.      Laying of foundation stone for Gaya Byepass (At Gaya, Bihar).
2.    Dedication to the Nation- Electrification of Bakhtiarpur-Rajgir Section (at Bakhtiarpur, Bihar).
3.    Dedication to the Nation- Electrification of Meralgram-Renukut Section (at Renukut, Jharkhand & UP).
4.      Inauguration of following facilities at Bihta Station(Bihar): -
a)   Extension of Platforms Nos. 1 & 2 for accommodation of 24 coaches, extension of Platforms shed-4 nos.
b)   Provision of benches-12 nos.
c)    Provision of water booth-1 no.
d)   Improvement of circulating area (south side).
         5.  Inauguration/Dedication of following facilities at Chhapra(Bihar):
     a)      Dedication to the Nation - ISS at Chhapra station.
     b)      Inauguration of works of escalators (02 nos) and  
            improvements to platforms of Chhapra station.
     c)      Laying of foundation stone for second entry gate of Chhapra station.
    d)      Inauguration of Water Vending Machines (02 nos.) at Chhapra.
    e)      Dedication to the Nation-Wi-fi at Chhapra station.
6.         Dedication to the Nation-newly constructed Goods Sheds
and 6 lines station at Chhapra Gramin Station.
7.      Dedication to the Nation - Green Corridor in Bhagalpur- Banka section (Bihar) of Malda Division.

Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain was specially present to grace the occasion. Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A. K. Mital, other Railway Board Members, several other dignitaries and senior officials were among those present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said that the unfortunate floods in Bihar & Assam has caused distress. Indian Railways is extending all possible help to the victims. Inaugurations of various passenger amenities in different parts of Bihar will help the people of Bihar for comfortable journey experience.
SERVICES LAUNCHED : -
1)      Laying of Foundation Stone for Gaya Bypass
Benefits:
●       Provides Direct Connectivity from 3rd Line between Gaya & Manpur(for movement to Kiul) to Gaya Patna Line.
●       Avoids Reversal at Gaya Station and will improve the movement of COAL,STEEL,CEMENT & FOOD GRAINS to Patna.

    2)   Electrification of Bakhtiarpur-Rajgir
            Benefits
•Manpur – Tilaiya - Bakhtiyarpur is a missing link between two electrified corridors of Mughalsarai - Patna - Bakhtiyarpur –Sitarampur – Howrah (Delhi-Howrah main line) and Mughalsarai-Gaya-Dhanbad-Sitarampur-Howrah (Grand Chord).

•The proposed section is a shorter route for transportation of coal to National  Thermal Power Corporation's Barh thermal power plant.

•Coal will be fed through this route from Tori-Shivpuri collieries of Central Collieries.
•Apart from Coal, this section also carries Fertilizers, Food Grains, Cement , Salt etc.
`•After electrification of entire section, there will be seamless flow of electric trains in this section as traction changes/detentions at Manpur and Bakhtiyarpur ends would be eliminated.
    3) Electrification of Meralgram-Renukut section.
        Benefits:
●       Garwa Road-Chopan-Singrauli including Karaila Road-Shaktinagar single line section of East Central Railway covering 257 route kilometers passes through the states of Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh.
●       Electrification of Garwa Road-Chopan-Singrauli with a view to ultimately connect    Eastern and Central parts of India seamlessly through Garwa Road – Chopan – Singrauli – Katni– Bina – Kota.
●       The electrification of the mentioned route of ECR is necessary from strategic perspective for increase in traffic, operational flexibility and better utilization of assets in electrified section.
●       Electrification of this route will also avoid traction change at Garwa Road.
4) Inauguration of Passenger Amenities at Bihta Station
●       Extension of PF Sheds (4 Nos.).
●       Benches (12 Nos.), Water Booth (1 No.).
●       Improvement of Circulating Area (South Side).
●       Extension of PF Nos. 1 & 2 for accommodation of 24 coaches.
5)            Inauguration of Passenger amenities at Chhapra Station
●         Foundation stone for second entry gate- Estimated cost for Second Entry Gate is Rs. 24.62 Crores.
●       Wi Fi Facility at Chhapra Station- The facility for the visitors & rail users of Chhapra Railway Station is being provided by RailTel in partnership with Google with no cost to Railway for providing high speed state of the art world class internet experience to the commuters. The Railwire wi-fi service is currently available at 127 stations.
●       The facility will offer high-speed broadband like experience to users Wi-Fi facility is being provided at A1 & A category Railway station.
●       Provision of escalators and modification of platforms at Chhapra station.
●       Chhapra station is an ‘A-1’ category station on Gorakhpur cantt. and Chhapra Katcheri section of Varanasi Division, NER.
●       The estimated cost of provision of escalators at Chhapra station is     Rs. 7277052/-  each escalator (total Rs.7277052X2= Rs. 14554104/-).
6) Inauguration of New Goods Shed at Chhapra Gramin Station
●       Chhapra Gramin is a crossing station having 6 running lines. 2 lines are electrified and rest are in progress.
●       New goods shed opened from Feb. 16.
●       Mainly I/W traffic of cement, fertilizer and food grain. Average 23 rakes per month.
●       Good sheds has one full rake replacement capacity, pucca platform, adequate light arrangement and round the clock working.
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15 August 2017

Trains Cancelled/Short terminated due to heavy rains in North Frontier Railway

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A) (i) Cancellation of trains J.C.O. 15.08.17 :

(i) 15960 Kamrup Exp remain cancel between DBRG and HWH.

(tl) 12423 Rajdhani Exp will remain cancei between DBRT and NDLS.

(iii) 14055 Brahmaputra Mail will remain cancel between DBRG and DLl.

(iv) 12344 Darjeeling Mail will remain cancel between HDB-NJp and SDAH.

(v) 13146 Exp will remain cancel between RDP and KOM.

(vi) 55708 Pass will remain cancel between KIR and RDp.

(ii) Cancellation of trains J.C.O. 16.08.17 :

(1) 1 5960 Kamrup Exp will remain cancel between DBRG and HWH.

(2) 12423 Rajdhani Expwill remain cancet between DBRTand NDLS. (3) 14055 Brahmaputra Mait will remain cancel between DBRG and DLl. (4) 15S09 A.A. Exp wi remain cancet between DBRG and LGH. (5) 12501 PSK Exp will remain cancel between GHy and NDLS.

(6) 12516 Exp will remain cancet between GHy and TVC.

(7) 12505 NE Exp will remain cancel between GHy and ANVT. (8) 12346 Saraighat Exp will remain cancet between GHy and HWH. (9) 15653 Amarnath Exp will remain cancel between GHy and JAT. (10) 15646 Expwill remain cancel between GHyand LTT.

(11) 12518 Garib Rath Expwi remain cancel between GHy and KOAA. (12) 55812155811 Pass witt remain cancel between Kye and DBB.

(13) 15668 Exp will remain cancel between Kye and GlM.

(14) 12552 Expwill remain cancet between Kye and ypR.

(151 75730175729 DEMU wilt remain cancet between SHTT and GHy. (16) 25658 Kanchanjungha will remain cancel between SCL and SDAH. (17) 12378 Padatik Exp will remain cancel between NOe and SDAH.

(181 13142 Teesta Torsa Exp will remain cancel between NOe and SDAH. (19) 13148 UB Exp wilt remain cancet between NCBand SDAH.

(20) 13150 K.K Expwitt remain cancet between APDJ and SDAH.

(21') 15483 Mahananda Exp will remain cancel between APDJ and DLl. (22) 05447105448 Spl witl remain cancet between NCB and DHH and NCB (23) 07526 107525 Spl witl remain cancel between NJp and NBe and NJp (24) 75708 DEMU will remain cancet between RDp and SJUJ. (25) 75719175720 DEMU witl remain cancet between MLFC and SGUJ. (26) 55711155712 Pass will remain cancel between MLDT and NJp. (27) 55715155716 Pass will remain cancel between KIR and SGUJ

. (28) 15463115464 l/C Exp witl remain cancet between BLGT and SGUJ. (29) 15719115720 UC Exp wi remain cancet between KlRand SGUJ. (30) 55743 & 55763 Pass will remain cancel between KIR and JBN. (31) 12042 Shatabdi Exp wilt remain caricet between NJp and HWH. (32) 13146 Exp will remain cancel between RDp and KOM.

(33') 12364 Exp will remain cancel between HDB and KOM

(34) 22488122487 Exp witt remain caricel between KtR and RDp. (35) 23141123142 T.T. Link Exp wi remain cancet between ReJ and RDp.

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(36) 12344 Darjeeling Mail will remain cancel between NJp and SDAH.

(37) 55422 Pass will remain cancel between BLGI-MLDT.

(38) 55708 Pass will remain cancel between KIR and RDp

(39) 55717155718 Pass will remain cancel between KIR and TETA.

(40) 55727155728 Pass wilt remain cancel between KIR and RDp.

(iii) Cancellation of trains J.C.O. 17.08.17 :

(i) 75707 DEMU will remain cancel between SJUJ and RDp

(tl) 55744 & 55756 Pass will remain cancel between KIR and JBN.

(B) Short Termination and Short Origination of trains on 16.08.17 :

(i) 15765/15766 (SGUJ-APDJ-DBB-SGUJ) Exp wi be shorterrninated/ orioinated

at APDJ and will remain partially cancel between ADPJ and DBB. (iD 55733t55734, 55735/55736, 55739t55740, 55741t55742, 55755/55764 (KtRJBN)

Pass will be short terminated/originated at FBG and will remain partiallv

cancel between FBG and JBN.

(tit) 12488112487 (ANVT-JBN-ANW) s. Exp wiI be short terminated/oriqinated at FBG and witl remain partially cancel between FBG and JBN. (iv) 55771155772 Pass wil be shorterminated/originated at BNDp and wirr remain partially cancel between BNDp and BLGT.

(v) 13161113162 (KOAA-BLGT) Exp wi be short terminated/originated at MLDT and will remain pa(ially cancel between MLDT and BLGT

(vi) 13248 (RJPB-GHY) Capitat Exp J.C.O 15.08.17 wi be short terminated and 13247 J.c.o. 16.08.17 wi|| short originate at KrR and wirremain partialv cancer between KIR and GHy.




THE FOLLOWING TRAINS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED :

( A'l JCO L5lal20r7

(1) 140s6 DLr-DBRT

(B\ JCO t6lel20r7

(1) 12506 ANW-GHY

(2) 72488 ANW-JBN

, (3) 12502 NDLS-GHY

(4) 12424 NDLS-DBRT

(5) t2524 NDLS-NJP

(6) 1s484 DLI-APDJ

(7) 74056 DLr-DBRT

(8) 15652 JAT-GHY

(9) 15904 CDG-DBRT

(B) JCO L7 tAt20L7

(1) 12s06 ANW-GHY

(2) 12488 ANW-JBN

(3) 72436 NDLS-DBRT

(4) 72424 NDLS-DBRT

(5) 15602 NDLS-SCL

(6) 1s484 DLr-APDJ

(7) 74056 DLr-DBR
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Increase the frequency ofTrain No.19041/19042 Bandra Terminus – Ghazipur City from Weekly to Bi-weekly from 13/08/2017



Ministry of Railways have decided to increase the frequency of Train No.19041/19042 Bandra Terminus – Ghazipur City from Weekly to Bi-weekly from 13/08/2017. The regular run of Train No.19041 will be from Friday, 18th August, 2017 and of Train No.19042 from Sunday, 20th August, 2017.

In its inaugural run, Train No.09042 will leave Ghazipur City on Sunday, 13th August, 2017 at 12.45 hrs and will reach Bandra (T) on Tuesday, 15th August, 2017 at 03.00 hrs.

In its regular run, Train No. 19041 Bandra (T) – Ghazipur City Express will depart from Bandra Terminus at 23.25 hrs every Friday & Sunday and reach Ghazipur City at 10.30 hrs on Sunday & Tuesday respectively.

Similarly in return direction, Train No.19042 Ghazipur City– Bandra (T) Express will depart from Ghazipur City at 19.05 hrs every Sunday & Tuesday and arrive Bandra (T) at 07.50 hrs on Tuesday & Thursday respectively.

The train will halt at Borivali, Vapi, Valsad, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Ratlam,Shamgarh, Ramganj Mandi, Kota, Sawai Madhopur, Gangapur City, Shri Mahabirji, Hindaun City, Bayana Jn, Agra Cantt, Shamshabad Town, Etawah, Kanpur Central, Allahabad Jn, Janghai Jn, Mariahu, Jaunpur Jn, Dobhi and Aunrihar Jn in both directions.

The train will have AC II Tier, AC III Tier, Sleeper Class, General Second class and Pantry car coaches.

The booking for Train No 19041 Bandra (T) – Ghazipur City will open from 13th August,2017 at all Passenger Reservation Centers and IRCTC website.
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Ministry of Railways to observe “Rail Swachhta Pakhwada” from 16th August to 31st August 2017

Detailed guidelines for the ‘Pakhwada’ have been formulated and circulated to each unit of Indian Railways and the entire network is gearing up to observe the ‘Pakhwada’ in the most effective manner. Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has instructed the Railway Administration to make this Pakhwada a grand success and to give special focus on cleanliness at Railway Stations and in Trains throughout the ‘Pakhwada’. He has also directed that Officers and Staff of all departments should be made aware of this campaign and should be substantially involved in various activities during ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’. NGOs and other Organisations involved in similar activities may also be associated during this period.

The ‘Pakhwada’ has been named as “Rail Swachhta Pakhwada”. Each date of the ‘Pakhwada’ has been associated with a particular theme pertaining to cleanliness. The detailed theme-wise schedule is given below.

·                  16/08/2017: Swachh Awareness: The day should be started by administering Swachhta pledge to Railway staff and safai karamacharis. On this day Parbhat Pheris should be taken out in the morning with the slogan “Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat” with a view to raise awareness of all railway employees and their families to ensure cleanliness in the vicinity of their habitat.  Nukkad Nataks can be organized with the help of NGOs, Religious bodies and School children for creating awareness about cleanliness. Workshops and training programmes should be conducted for EnHM officers and staff.  The officers and staff of other departments involved in passenger services should also be part of the training programmes. They should also be briefed on objectives and content of Swachhta Pakhwada.

·                  17/08/2017: Swachh Samwad (Cleanliness dialogue/Public):  All DRMs should organize seminars on Sanitation and upkeep of railway stations by involving NGOs, Charitable institutions, Scouts & Guides, Unions and all employees to undertake cleanliness drive on their nearest railway stations.  Passengers and other Stakeholders should also be involved. Painting & Poster competitions on the theme of cleanliness should be organized in schools.

·                  18/08/2017: Swachh Samwad (Cleanliness dialogue/In-house):  Seminars and Workshops should be organized on Sanitation and upkeep of Railway Colonies and other Institutions on Railway premises.  Cleanliness awareness campaign to be organized by displaying Anti-littering notices in all the institutions on the Railway premises like Railway Colonies, Rest Houses and Dormitories, Running Rooms, Hospitals and Health Units, Colleges and Schools.  For this use of CCTVs, awareness posters and slogans, Nukkar shows etc. may be undertaken. Awareness should be made through Public Announcements System and through posters encouraging more and more use of paperless travel in all classes of travel. Feedback may be taken from travelling public regarding cleanliness awareness including messages on 139.

·                  19/08/2017: Swachh Stations (Clean Stations):   Intensive Cleanliness drive at all A1 and A category stations should be undertaken. Availability and working of cleaning machines, tools & plants, protective gears for cleaning staff must be ensured. Adequate provision of dustbins at stations is to be ensured.  At A1 & A category stations, separate dustbins shall be provided for segregated collection of waste in terms of extant Board’s instructions. A campaign for ‘fill the dustbin’, ‘donate the dustbin’ may be taken up to generate the awareness among the rail users.

·                  20/08/2017: Swachh Stations (Clean Stations): This day should be dedicated to intensive cleaning of all stations other than A1 and A category.  Segregation of waste should be encouraged by setting up of separate dustbins. Plastic bottle crushers should be installed with CSR funding so that plastic thrown does not choke drains or water outlets. All efforts should be made to ensure at least one platform at important stations to be “zero waste”, i.e. litter-free.  During the “Swachhta Pakhwada”, it should be ensured that equipment using Solar Power should be functional, wherever installed. Efforts should be made to discourage use of plastic and during the period at least one station in the Zonal Railway should be plastic free.  The activities should be monitored through CCTVs and details of activities should be logged and sent to the Railway Board at the end of the “Swachhta Pakhwada” as part of the comprehensive report.

·                  21/08/2017: Swachh Railgaadi (Clean Train): Intensive inspection/cleaning of listed trains should be undertaken by teams of officers and staff to ensure cleanliness onboard.

·                  22/08/2017: Swachh Railgaadi (Clean Train): Intensive inspection/cleaning of all other trains not covered in drive dated 21/08/17 should be undertaken on this day. All trains have to be inspected in the washing lines, in railway yards and also at stations.  Train inspections to include checks on toilets and quality of linen. Suggestions/feedback should also be obtained from passengers and immediate action initiated.

·                  23/08/2017: Swachh Parisar (Clean Work Place): Intensive drive should be undertaken to clean up and improve offices including Hospitals, Schools, Coaching Depots and Lobbys.  Required amenities in the circulating areas of station complexes be ensured and unauthorized encroachments removed.  Cleaning of all drains to be undertaken.

·                  24/08/2017: Swachh Parisar: (Clean Residential Premises) Residential Premises including Railway Colony,  Retiring/Waiting Rooms, Rest Houses and Dormitories, Running Rooms etc., should be taken up for intensive cleaning on this day.  Plasters wherever falling should be repaired along with other repairs on walls/roofs/floors and electric fittings should be carried out. Intensive drive should be undertaken to clean up garbage. Areas which are normally ignored should be covered. Participation under CSR be called for setting up of waste to energy plants in railway colonies. Railway hospitals/Health Units should be cleaned intensively on this day. Efforts for segregation of waste be given a push. Children should be encouraged to keep the premises clean. Beautification of premises by pruning of trees, plantation and landscaping can be undertaken.

·                  25/08/2017: Swachh Ahar: On this day intensive cleaning of all canteens should be taken up.

·                  26/08/2017: Swachh Ahar: In continuation to station vending units, on this day intensive cleaning of all pantry cars in trains should be taken up. All Catering Units should be directed to clean their premises and ensure that clean and hygienic food is served.  Samples of food can be taken for checking and feedback of passengers obtained on the quality of food served.

·                  27/08/2017: Swachh Neer (Clean Water): Intensive inspection of all water installations including filter plants, sources of water supply, water taps for drinking water at stations as well as trains shall be undertaken.

·                  28/08/2017: Swachh Neer (Clean Water): Intensive inspection of all water installations in offices, Railway Colonies/Hospitals/Health Units/Schools should be taken up on this day.
It must be ensured that quality potable water is available and there is no shortage of water supply at any of passenger service locations like waiting rooms, retiring rooms, platforms, trains, etc. Inspection of water vending machines, water coolers should be undertaken for cleaning and sample checks should be conducted on quality of water. Efforts for setting up rain harvesting plants and recycling plants should be strengthened. It should be ensured that there is no problem of water stagnation anywhere in Railway premises.

·                  29/08/2017: Swachh Prasadhan: The day should be dedicated to intensive cleaning of all toilet blocks at railway stations, coaching depots, trains and surrounding areas. Water availability, leaking pipes, drainage systems should be paid attention to and broken items replaced wherever required.  People should be encouraged to desist from open defecation in areas approaching railway stations or on tracks.

·                  30/08/2017: Swachh Competition: A sense of healthy competition for cleaning should be inculcated and commendation be given to those units which are found perennially/regularly cleaned. Supervisors/staff working on cleaning activities should be suitably recognized.

·                  31/08/2017: Review/Briefing: On this day, the work carried out during the Pakhwada should be reviewed and a detailed report with photos and videos should be uploaded on the website of each Railway.  Due coverage of the drive should be ensured in social/print/electronic media.


As part of the Clean Energy drive, equipments fitted with Solar Energy will be made fully functional during this period. Proposals for solar energy fitments will be expedited.
Special emphasis will be given to A1 and A category Stations for cleanliness in passenger and non-passenger areas including the approach to the stations.

Suitable Senior Officers will be nominated to monitor the campaign at different levels. It is also proposed to do monitoring of cleanliness through CCTV wherever installed.

Some 200 Trains have also been identified for special attention regarding cleanliness during this fortnight. The list of trains is given below.

A.             Premium Trains:
1.All Shatabdi, Rajdhani and Duranto Trains.
2.All Jan Shatabdi and Samapark Kranti Trains.
3.All New Products like Gatiman, Tejas, Hamsafar and Antyodaya.

B.              Other Trains:

1
11077/78
Pune
Jammutawi
2
12151/52
Mumbai(LTT)
Howrah
3
12137/38
Mumbai (CSTM)
Firozpur
4
11065/66
Mumbai(LTT)
Darbhanga
5
18401/02
Puri
Okha
6
12803/04
Visakhapatnam
H.Nizamuddin
7
12859/60
Mumbai(CSTM)
Howrah
8
12801/02
Puri
New Delhi
9
13201/02
Rajendra Nagar
Mumbai(LTT)
10
12321/22
Howrah
Mumbai
11
13005/06
Howrah
Amritsar
12
12311/12
Howrah
Kalka
13
12511/12
Gorakhpur
Trivendram
14
12591/92
Gorakhpur
Bangalore
15
12589/90
Gorakhpur
Secunderabad
16
15017/18
Gorakhpur
Mumbai(LTT)
17
12515/16
Guwahati
Tihiruvananthapuram
18
15667/68
Kamakhya
Gandhidham
19
12509/10
Guwahati
Bangalore
20
12505/06
Guwahati
New Delhi
21
14055/56
Delhi
Dibrugarh Town
22
12477/78
Jamnagar
Katra
23
12475/76
Hapa
Katra
24
12471/72
Bandra (T)
Katra
25
12715/16
Nanded
Amritsar
26
12791/92
Secunderabad
Patna
27
12723/24
Hyderabad
New Delhi
28
17229/30
Hyderabad
Thiruvananthapurant
29
12703/04
Howrah
Secunderabad
30
18237/38
Bilaspur
Amritsar
31
12833/34
Ahmedabad
Howrah
32
12863/64
Howrah
Yesvantpur
33
18029/30
Shalimar
Mumbai(LTT)
34
12809/10
Mumbai(CSTM)
Howrah
35
12839/40
Howrah
Chennai
36
18645/46
Howrah
Hyderabad
37
12625/26
Thiruvananthapuram
New Dellhi
38
12621/22
Channai
New Delhi
39
12615/16
Channai
New Delhi
40
12655/56
Chennai
Ahmedabad
41
12295/96
Bangalore
Patna
42
16533/34
Bangalore
Jodhpur
43
16501/02
Ahmedabad
Yesvantpur
44
11463/64
Jabalpur
Somnath
45
12903/04
Mumbai(BCT)
Amritsar
46
19037/38
Mumbai(BDTS)
Gorakhpur
47
12925/26
Mumbai(BDTS)
Amritsar
48
12947/48
Ahmedabad
Patna
49
15203/04
Barauni
Lucknow
50
12553/54
Barauni
New Delhi
51
12391/92
Rajgir
New Delhi
52
15047/48
Gorakhpur
Kolkata
53
12487/88
Delhi (ANVT)
Jogbani
54
12237/38
Varanasi
Jammutawi
55
14611/12
Amritsar
Gorakhpur
56
14257/58
New Delhi
Varanasi
57
22417/18
New Delhi
Varanasi
58
19707/08
Mumbai(BDTS)
Jaipur
59
17479/80
Tirupati
Puri
60
12701/02
Hyderabad
Mumbai (CSTM)
61
18233/34
Bilaspur
Indore
62
16859/60
Chennai Eg
Mangalore
63
16779/80
Rameshwaram
Tirupati
64
16593/94
Nanded
Bangalore
65
19805/06
Kota
Udhampur
66
12191/92
New Delhi
Jabalpur
67
19031/32
Ahmedabad
Haridwar
68
12955/56
Mumbai(BCT)
Jaipur
69
12915/16
Delhi
Ahmedabad

A mid-Pakhwada review will be conducted on completion of one week of ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’.

At the end of the ‘Pakhwada’, comprehensive reports submitted by Zonal Railways/PUs/CTIs, will be compiled for taking stock of the works done during ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’.
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