25 November 2017

JUMBO BLOCK ON W. RLY BETWEEN BHAYANDAR AND VASAI ROAD STATIONS ON SUNDAY 26TH NOVEMBER, 2017

To carry out maintenance work of tracks, signaling & overhead equipments, a four hour block will be taken from 11.00   hrs to 15:00 hrs o­n Up and Down slow lines between Bhayandar and  Vasai Road stations  o­n Sunday, 26th November , 2017.



          During the block, all Up and Dn local trains will run o­n fast line between Goregaon/Bhayandar  to Vasai Road/Virar.
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MUMBAI RAILWAY MEGA BLOCK ON 26.11.2017

Central Railway will operate Mega Block o­n its suburban sections for carrying out maintenance work o­n 26.11.2017. The details are as under:-


MULUND-MATUNGA UP FAST LINE FROM 11.15 AM TO 4.15 PM

All UP fast line services leaving Kalyan from 10.37 am to 3.56 pm will be diverted o­n Up slow line between Diva and Parel stations halting at all stations up to Parel and further re-diverted o­n Up fast line and will arrive destination 20 minutes behind schedule.


Dn fast line services leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus from 10.05 am to 3.22 pm will halt at Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup and Mulund and Diva stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts and arrive destination 20 minutes behind schedule.

All slow line services leaving/arriving Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus between 11.00 am and 6.00 pm will arrive destination 10 minutes behind schedule.

All Mail / Express trains arriving Dadar and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus during the block period will be diverted o­n Up slow line between Mulund and Matunga stations and will arrive destination 20 minutes behind schedule.

50104  Ratnagiri – Dadar Passenger will be terminated at Diva Jn. and

50103  Dadar – Ratnagiri Passenger will depart from Diva Jn. Special suburban service will be run from Dadar to Diva for passengers of 50103 which will depart from Dadar at 3.40 pm, reach Thane at 4.06 pm and arrive Diva at 4.13 pm.


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

Dn Harbour line services to Panvel/Belapur/Vashi leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus from 10.34 am to 3.39 pm and Up Harbour line services for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus leaving Panvel/Belapur/Vashi from 10.21 am to 3.41 pm will remain suspended.


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

Harbour Line passengers are also permitted to travel via Trans-Harbour / Main Line from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm.
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22 November 2017

PROVISION OF WI-FI HOTSPOTS TO REMOTE AND TRIBAL DOMINATED AREAS

As a part of an ambitious project towards Digital India initiative by Indian Railways and aiming to provide digital connectivity in rural, remote corners and Tribal dominated areas, free Wi-Fi service has been provided to small stations like Keonjhargarh, Paradeep, Tikiri and Bisam Cuttack Railway Stations by ECoR.

Recently Railway Board has approved the provision of Wi-Fi hotspots at 200 rural & remote stations through Universal Services Obligation Fund (USOF) and the work will be executed by Railtel. Similarly Malatipatpur, Sakhigopal, Birapurusottampur, Delang, Motori, Retang, Mancheswar, Barang, Gopalpur Balikuda Railway and other small stations under ECoR’s jurisdiction will be provided with free Wi-Fi service through USOF mode.
These stations will now gain the distinguished status of having high-speed internet facility in the country for its thousands of passengers who travel everyday by trains. Being a public service Wi-Fi facility not just provided to railway passengers but also to people from all sections of society who are frequenting Railway stations. 
Designed to offer users the best Internet experience, RailWire Wi-Fi will be available to any user who has a working mobile connection o­n a smart phone or o­n any laptop device. This is all a part of East Coast Railway’s continuing endeavours to provide more and better comforts to its esteemed passengers.
General Manager, East Coast Railway Shri Umesh Singh reviewed the progress of Wi-Fi services and advised all concerned officials to expedite the work of Wi-Fi services connection in small stations so that rural and tribal people can also be benefitted with array of o­nline services.
It may be mentioned that Wi-Fi services has already been provided at Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Puri, Khurda, Berhampur, Jajpur Keonjhar Road, Bhadrak, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagram, Rayagada, Srikakulam, Palasa and Sambalpur Railway Stations over East Coast railway Jurisdiction.
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TRAIN SERVICES TO BE CANCELLED, DIVERTED AND SHORT-TERMINATED & RESCHEDULED FOR SAFETY RELATED MODERNISATION WORK AT NERGUNDI STATION OF KHURDA ROAD DIVISION FROM 20.11.2017 TO 26.11.2017



Due to Safety related modernisation work atNergundi Railway Stationunder Khurda Road Division, it has been decided to cancel, divert, short-terminate & re-schedule some of the trains originate and passing through East Coast Railway jurisdiction.

CANCELLATION OF TRAINS:

1.58132 Puri-Rourkela Passenger leaving Puri from 21.11.2017 to 26.11.2017 (Six Days)

2.58131 Rourkela-Puri Passenger leaving Roukela from 20.11.2017 to 25.11.2017 (Six Days)

3.58436 Cuttack-Bhadrak Passenger leaving Cuttack from 20.11.2017 to 25.11.2017 (Six Days)

4.58435 Bhadrak- Cuttack Passenger leaving Bhadrak from 20.11.2017 to 25.11.2017 (Six Days)

5.58424 Cuttack-Bhadrak Passenger leaving Cuttack from 20.11.2017 to 25.11.2017 (Six Days)

6.58423 Bhadrak- Cuttack Passenger leaving Bhadrak from 20.11.2017 to 25.11.2017 (Six Days)

SHORT-TERMINATION OF TRAINS

58434Brahmapur-Cuttack Passenger scheduled to leave Brahmapur o­n from 20.11.2017 to

25.11.2017 will be short-terminated at Mancheswar and will run as 58415 Cuttack-Puri Passenger from

Mancheswar to Puri. The service of 58434 Brahmapur-Cuttack Passenger and 58415 Cuttack-Puri Passenger will remain cancelled from both the directions respectively between Cuttack-Mancheswar during the period.

DIVERSION OF TRAINS

FOLLOWING TRAINS PRESENTLY RUNNING VIA KAPILAS ROAD-NERGUNDI- CUTTACK WILL BE DIVERTED VIA KAPILAS ROAD-SALEGAON- NARAJ MARTHAPUR-BARANG BY-PASSING CUTTACK o­n MENTIONED DATES.




TRAINS PASSING THE SECTION o­n 20.11.2017

12867 Howrah- Puducherry, 58425-Kendujhargarh- Bhubaneswar, 06009-SantragachI-Poducherry,20815-TATA- Visakhapatnam, 12665-Howrah- Kanyakumari, 20816-Visakhapatnam-TATA, 12513-Secunderabad- Guwahati, 22808-Chennai Central- SantragachI, 22641-Thiruvanantapuram-Howrah, 12246-Yesvantpur- Howrah, 22852-Mangalore- SantragachI,58426-Bhubaneswar- Kendujhargarh.

TRAINS PASSING THE SECTION o­n 21.11.2017

22201-Sealdah- Puri, 07150-GuwahatI- Secunderabad, 58425-Kendujhargarh- Bhubaneswar,12245-Howrah- Yesvantpur, 15930-Dibrugarh- Chennai Egmore, 12515-Thiruvanantapuram-Guwahati, 12659-Nagarcil- Shalimar, 22818-Mysuru- Howrah, 07483-Kacheguda- Tatanagar,12246-Yesvantpur- Howrah, 22856-Tirupati- SantragachI, 02842-ChennaI Central-Santragachi,58426-Bhubaneswar- Kendujhargarh, 15629-Tambaram-GuwahatI, 22202-PurI- Sealdah.

TRAINS PASSING THE SECTION o­n 22.11.2017

07439-Tatanagar- Kacheguda, 58425-Kendujhargarh- Bhubaneswar, 12245-Howrah-Yashwantpur, 22831-Howrah- Sri Sathya Sai Prasanthi Nilayam, 12773-Salimar- Secunderabad, 12774- Secunderabad i- Salimar, 22643-Ernakulam- Patna, 22501-Bengaluru-New Tinsukia, 22878-Ernakulam- Howrah, 12281-Bhubaneswar- New DelhI, 12246-Yashwantpur-Howrah, 22604-Villupuram- Kharagpur, 58426-Bhubaneswar- Kendujhargarh, 12664-TiruchirapallI-Howrah.

TRAINS PASSING THE SECTION o­n 23.11.2017

22201-Sealdah- Puri, 58425-Kendujhargarh- Bhubaneswar, 22851-SantragachI- Mangaluru,12663-Howrah- TiruchirapallI, 22643-Ernakulam- Patna, 12507-Thiruvanantapuram-Guwahati, 22611-Chennai- New Jalpaiguri, 06058-ChennaI Central-Santragachi, 22604-Villupuram-Kharagpur, 12868-Puduchery- Howrah, 58426-Bhubaneswar- Kendujhargarh,22202-PurI- Sealdah.

TRAINS PASSING THE SECTION o­n 24.11.2017

02809-Santragachi- Puri, 06057-Santragachi- Chennai Central, 12282-New Delhi-Bhubaneswar,58425-Kendujhargarh- Bhubaneswar, 12245-Howrah- Yesvantpur, 08189-TATA- Visakhapatnam,22817-Howrah- Mysuru, 12509-Bangalore Cant-Guwahati, 22808-Chennai- Santragachi, 15227-Yesvantpur-Muzaffarpur, 12246-Yesvantpur- Howrah, 22826-Chennai- Shalimar, 02810-Puri-Santragachi, 08449-Bhubaneswar- Patna, 58426-Bhubaneswar- Kendujhargarh, 15629-Tambaram-Guwahati, 08403-Puri- Santragachi.

TRAINS PASSING THE SECTION o­n 25.11.2017

22201-Sealdah-Puri, 08091-Bhanjpur- Puri, 58425-Kendujhargarh- Bhubaneswar, 12245-Howrah-Yesvantpur, 22612-New Jalpaiguri-Chennai, 15630-Guwahati- Chennai Egmore, 22877-Howrah-Ernaculam, 12509-Bangalore Cant-Guwahati, 07149-Santragachi- Guwahati, 22641-Thiruvanantapuram-Howrah, 22832-Sri Sathya Sai Prasanthi Nilayam-Howrah, 12246-Yesvantpur-Howrah, 15905-Kanyakumari- Dibrugarh, 58426-Bhubaneswar-Kendujhargarh,12664-Tiruchirapalli- Howrah, 22202-Puri- Sealdah.

DIVERSION OF 55832 (Puri-Rourkela) Passenger Train

Train no. 58132 Puri-Rourkela leaving Puri o­n 20.11.2017 will be diverted via Barang-Naraj Marthapur-Rajathagarh. Service of this train between Barang-Cuttack- Nergundi-Machhapur shall be cancelled o­n20.11.2017.

AT KAPILAS ROAD STATION STOPPAGES WILL BE GIVEN TO THE ABOVE DIVERTED TRAINS THOSE HAVE STOPPAGES AT CUTTACK STATION. FREE TRANSPORTATION TO THE PASSENGERS OF DIVERTED TRAINS FROM CUTTACK STATION TO KAPILAS ROAD STATION AND VICE VERSA WILL BE PROVIDED.
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Extension of Train No. 16508/16507, KSR Bengaluru - Bhagat Ki Kothi - KSR Bengaluru Bi-Weekly Express up to Jodhpur

Railway has decided for extension of Train No. 16508/16507, KSR Bengaluru - Bhagat Ki Kothi - KSR Bengaluru Bi-Weekly Express up to Jodhpur with effect from 20th November, 2017 from KSR Bengaluru end and 23rdNovember, 2017 from Jodhpur end.



Accordingly Train No. 16508, KSR Bengaluru - Jodhpur Bi-Weekly Express arrives/departs Bhagat Ki Kothi 16:24/16:26 hrs. and arrive at Jodhpur at 16:50 hrs.



  Train No. 16507, KSR Jodhpur - Bengaluru Bi-Weekly Express departs Jodhpur 05:20 hrs. and arrives/departs at Bhagat Ki Kothi at 05:28/05:30 hrs.



There is no change in timings of Train No. 16508 between KSR Bengaluru - to Luni and 16507 Express between Bhagat Ki Kothi to KSR Bengaluru and stoppages.

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Train No. 07607/07608 H.S.Nanded-Tirupati-H.S.Nanded Special Trains Via-Basar,Nizamabad,Secunderabad,Kazipet 26 services

Train No 07607 H.S.Nanded- Tirupati Special Train will depart H.S.Nanded at 18:45 hrs o­n 5th, 12th, 19th& 26th December; 2nd , 9th , 16th, 23rd  and 30th January; 6th , 13th ,20th and 27th February,2018 (Tuesday) arrive/depart Secunderabad at 00:10/00:40 hrs o­n the next day and arrive Tirupati at 14.00 hrs.

In the return direction, Train No 07608 Tirupati-H.S.Nanded Special Train will depart Tirupati at 15:45 hrs o­n  6th, 13th, 20th& 27th December; 3rd , 10th , 17th, 24th & 31st January; 7th , 14th, 21st  and 28th February, 2018 (Wednesday) arrive/depart Secunderabad at 04:30/04:55 hrs o­n the next day and arrive H.S.Nanded at 11:30 hrs.

Enroute, these special trains will also stop at Mudkhed, Dharmabad, Basar, Nizamabad, Kamareddy, Malkajgiri, Kazipet, Warangal, Khammam, Vijayawada, Tenali, o­ngole, Nellore, Gudur, Sri Kalahasti and Renigunta stations in both directions.

These special trains will consist of AC II Tier, AC III Tier, Sleeper Class and General Second Class Coaches. 
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Train No. 07417/07418 Tirupati-Nagarsol-Tirupati weekly Special Trains Via- Nellore,Guntur,Nalgoda,Begampet,Vikarabad,Bidar 26 services


Train No 07417 Tirupati – Nagarsol weekly Special Train will depart Tirupati at 07:30 hrs o­n 1st , 8th , 15th , 22nd & 29thDecember,2017; 5th, 12th ,19th & 26thJanuary; 2nd , 9th , 16th and 23rdFebruary, 2018 (Friday) arrive/depart Secunderabad at 20:15/20:25 hrs o­n the same day and arrive Nagarsol at 11: 55 hrs o­n the next day.

In the return direction, Train No.07418 Nagarsol – Tirupati weekly Special Train will depart Nagarsol at 22:00 hrs o­n 2nd , 9th , 16th, 23rd &30thDecember,2017; 6th, 13th , 20th & 27thJanuary; 3rd , 10th , 17th and  24th Febrauary, 2018 (Saturday), arrive/depart Secunderabad at 11:55/12:05 hrs o­n the next day and arrive Tirupati at 04:00 hrs o­n the second day.

Enroute, these special trains will also stop at Renigunta, Gudur, Nellore, o­ngole, Tenali, Guntur, Sattenapalli, Piduguralla, Nadikudi, Miryalguda, Nalgoda, Cherlapalli, Begampet, Lingampalli, Shankarpalli, Vikarabad, Zahirabad, Bidar, Bhalki, Udgir, Latur Road, Pangaon, Parli, Gangakher, Parbhani, Manavat Road, Selu, Partur, Jalna and Aurangabad stations in both directions.

These special trains will consist of AC II Tier, AC III Tier, Sleeper Class and General Second Class Coaches. 
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Train No. 07942/07941 Tirupati-Kakinada Town-Renigunta Eluru Via-Eluru special trains 26 services

Train No. 07942 Tirupati - Kakinada Town  Jansadharan special train will depart Tirupati  at 19:00 hrs o­n 3rd , 10th , 17th , 24th& 31st December, 2017; 7th , 14th , 21st & 28th January, 4th , 11th, 18th and 25th February, 2018 (Sundays)  and arrive Kakinada Town at 05:30 hrs o­n the next day

In the return direction, Train No. 07941 Kakinada Town-Renigunta Jansadharan special train will depart Kakinada Town at 19:00 hrs o­n 4th , 11th , 18th & 25th December,2017; 1st , 8th , 15th, 22nd & 29th January; 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th February, 2018 (Mondays)  and arrive Renigunta  at 06:00 hrs o­n the next day.

Enroute, these special trains will stop at Sri Kalahasti, Gudur, Nellore, o­ngole, Tenali, Vijayawada, Eluru, Tadepalligudem, Rajahmundry and Samalkot in both the directions.

These special trains consist of General Second Class and Luggage cum Brake van coaches. 
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Christmas and New Year, 78 Special Trains will run from Tirupati to Kakinada Town, Nagarsol and H.S.Nanded

Christmas and New Year, 78 Special Trains will run from Tirupati to Kakinada Town, Nagarsol and  H.S.Nanded as detailed below:-

Train No. 07942/07941 Tirupati-Kakinada Town-Renigunta special trains (26 services):
Train No. 07942 Tirupati - Kakinada Town  Jansadharan special train will depart Tirupati  at 19:00 hrs o­n 3rd , 10th , 17th , 24th& 31st December, 2017; 7th , 14th , 21st & 28th January, 4th , 11th, 18th and 25th February, 2018 (Sundays)  and arrive Kakinada Town at 05:30 hrs o­n the next day

In the return direction, Train No. 07941 Kakinada Town-Renigunta Jansadharan special train will depart Kakinada Town at 19:00 hrs o­n 4th , 11th , 18th & 25th December,2017; 1st , 8th , 15th, 22nd & 29th January; 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th February, 2018 (Mondays)  and arrive Renigunta  at 06:00 hrs o­n the next day.

Enroute, these special trains will stop at Sri Kalahasti, Gudur, Nellore, o­ngole, Tenali, Vijayawada, Eluru, Tadepalligudem, Rajahmundry and Samalkot in both the directions.

These special trains consist of General Second Class and Luggage cum Brake van coaches.

2.Train No. 07417/07418 Tirupati-Nagarsol-Tirupati weekly Special Trains (26 services):

Train No 07417 Tirupati – Nagarsol weekly Special Train will depart Tirupati at 07:30 hrs o­n 1st , 8th , 15th , 22nd & 29thDecember,2017; 5th, 12th ,19th & 26thJanuary; 2nd , 9th , 16th and 23rdFebruary, 2018 (Friday) arrive/depart Secunderabad at 20:15/20:25 hrs o­n the same day and arrive Nagarsol at 11: 55 hrs o­n the next day.

In the return direction, Train No.07418 Nagarsol – Tirupati weekly Special Train will depart Nagarsol at 22:00 hrs o­n 2nd , 9th , 16th, 23rd &30thDecember,2017; 6th, 13th , 20th & 27thJanuary; 3rd , 10th , 17th and  24th Febrauary, 2018 (Saturday), arrive/depart Secunderabad at 11:55/12:05 hrs o­n the next day and arrive Tirupati at 04:00 hrs o­n the second day.

Enroute, these special trains will also stop at Renigunta, Gudur, Nellore, o­ngole, Tenali, Guntur, Sattenapalli, Piduguralla, Nadikudi, Miryalguda, Nalgoda, Cherlapalli, Begampet, Lingampalli, Shankarpalli, Vikarabad, Zahirabad, Bidar, Bhalki, Udgir, Latur Road, Pangaon, Parli, Gangakher, Parbhani, Manavat Road, Selu, Partur, Jalna and Aurangabad stations in both directions.

These special trains will consist of AC II Tier, AC III Tier, Sleeper Class and General Second Class Coaches.

3.Train No. 07607/07608 H.S.Nanded-Tirupati-H.S.Nanded Special Trains (26 services) :
Train No 07607 H.S.Nanded- Tirupati Special Train will depart H.S.Nanded at 18:45 hrs o­n 5th, 12th, 19th& 26th December; 2nd , 9th , 16th, 23rd  and 30th January; 6th , 13th ,20th and 27th February,2018 (Tuesday) arrive/depart Secunderabad at 00:10/00:40 hrs o­n the next day and arrive Tirupati at 14.00 hrs.

In the return direction, Train No 07608 Tirupati-H.S.Nanded Special Train will depart Tirupati at 15:45 hrs o­n  6th, 13th, 20th& 27th December; 3rd , 10th , 17th, 24th & 31st January; 7th , 14th, 21st  and 28th February, 2018 (Wednesday) arrive/depart Secunderabad at 04:30/04:55 hrs o­n the next day and arrive H.S.Nanded at 11:30 hrs.

Enroute, these special trains will also stop at Mudkhed, Dharmabad, Basar, Nizamabad, Kamareddy, Malkajgiri, Kazipet, Warangal, Khammam, Vijayawada, Tenali, o­ngole, Nellore, Gudur, Sri Kalahasti and Renigunta stations in both directions.

These special trains will consist of AC II Tier, AC III Tier, Sleeper Class and General Second Class Coaches.

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8 Special Trains between Chennai Central-Santragachi-Chennai Central Special Trains


Train No. 06058 Chennai Central - Santragachi Special Fare Train will depart Chennai Central at 15:15 hrs o­n 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th December, 2017 (Wednesdays) and arrive Santragachi at 19:00 hrs o­n Thursdays.

In the return direction, Train No. 06057 Santragachi- Chennai Central Special Fare Train will depart Santragachi at 23:50 hrs o­n 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th December, 2017 (Thursdays) and arrive Chennai Central at 05:30 hrs o­n Saturdays.

Enroute these special trains will stop at Gudur, Nellore, o­ngole, Vijayawada, Eluru, Rajahmundry, Samalkot, Anakapalle, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Brahmapur, Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Bhadrak, Balasore and Kharagpur stations in both the directions. These trains will have AC III Tier, Sleeper Class and General Second Class Coaches.
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26 Special Trains between Secunderabad-Vijayawada-Secunderabad Superfast Special Trains

 Secunderabad-Vijayawada-Secunderabad Superfast Special Trains (26 services):

Train No. 07757 Secunderabad-Vijayawada superfast special train will depart Secunderabad at 05:30 hrs o­n 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st December, 2017 & 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th January, 4th, 11th, 18thand 25th February, 2018 (Sundays)and arrive Vijayawada at 10:45 hrs o­n the same day.

In the return direction, Train No. 07758 Vijayawada – Secunderabad superfast  special train will depart Vijayawada at 17:30 hrs o­n 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31stDecember, 2017 & 7th, 14th, 21st, 28thJanuary, 4th, 11th, 18th and 25thFebruary, 2018 (Sundays) and arrive Secunderabad at 22:50 hrs o­n the same day.

Enroute, these special trains will stop at Nalgonda, Miryalaguda, Guntur and Mangalagiri stations in both the directions. These special trains consist of three AC Chair Car, thirteen Chair Car Coaches.
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AC SUPERFAST SPECIAL TRAIN BETWEEN MUMBAI CENTRAL & NEW DELHI

For the convenience of passengers during festive occasion of Christmas, and with a view to meet the travel demand during the season, Western Rly will run two trips of AC Superfast Bi- weekly special train between Mumbai Central & New Delhi. This train will run o­n special fare with special charges.


09005/06 Mumbai Central-New Delhi (Bi-Weekly) AC Super Fast Special Train o­n Special Fare                                                                        (4 services)

Train No. 09005 Mumbai Central – New Delhi Bi-Weekly AC Superfast Special train will depart from Mumbai Central at 16.00 hrs o­n Friday & Sunday and will reach New Delhi at 07.55 hrs the next day.  This train will run o­n 22ndDecember & 24th December, 2017.   

Similarly, Train No. 09006 New Delhi - Mumbai Central Bi-Weekly AC Superfast Special train will depart from New Delhi at 14.50 hrs o­n Saturday & Monday and will arrive Mumbai Central at 06.55 hrs the next day. This train will run o­n 23rd December & 25thDecember, 2017.

       

The train has AC II Tier, AC III Tier & Pantry car.

Enroute train halts o­nly at Vadodara and Kota stations.

Booking for Train nos.09005 will be opened from 23rd November, 2017 at all Passenger Reservation Centre and IRCTC website.
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MUMBAI CENTRAL GETS NEW CODE AS MMCT & SABARMATI AS SBIB

As informed earlier too, Western Railway has decided to change the station code of Mumbai Central main (BCT) and Mumbai Central local (BCL) with new station code as MMCT w.e.f 1st February, 2018. Accordingly the new assigned code has been defined in all PRS Centers and IRCTC website with effect from JCO 1st February, 2018.
            Similarly, a new station code as ‘SBIB’ has been assigned to Sabarmati (BG) station between Ahmedabad – Mahesana section w.e.f 1st February, 2018. o­n conversion of Ahmedabad – Mahesana section from Meter Gauge (MG) to Broad Gauge (BG), the Sabarmati (BG) station located between Ahmedabad – Mahesana section has been opened for passenger traffic.
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EXTRA COACH SUBURBAN TRAINS IN SEALDAH DIVISION

For convenience of the suburban commuters, Sealdah Division has augmented 28 suburban services from 10-car to 12-car in Sealdah South section and 4 suburban services from 9-car to 12-car in Sealdah – Shantipur/Krishnanagar City Jn. & Sealdah – Bongaon Jn./ Hasnabad section during 2017-18 despite acute platform congestion at Sealdah Main & North stations.

          Besides, 4 new suburban services have been introduced in Sealdah/Sonarpur – Diamond Harbour section and 2 new suburban services in Barasat Jn. – Hasnabad section with the new timetable – 2017 w.e.f. 1.11.2017.

          Moreover, 5 suburban services have also been augmented from 9-car to 12-car in Sealdah – Shantipur/Krishnanagar City & Sealdah – Bongaon Jn./Hasnabad section w.e.f. 11.11.2017.

          Further, 3 down trains have been augmented from 9-car to 12-car services during morning peak period and 4 Up trains have been augmented from 9-car to 12-car services during evening peak period to facilitate the daily passengers of Sealdah – Shantipur/Krishnanagar City and Sealdah – Bongaon Jn./Hasnabad sections.
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Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is helping the Indian Railways use its satellite-based system to check accidents at unmanned railway crossings and track train movements on a real-time basis


Working on a pilot project with Isro, the railways has installed space agency-developed integrated circuit (IC) chips on some train engines. The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (or NaVIC) will be used to warn road users of approaching trains through hooters installed at unmanned road crossings.

Tapan Misra, director of Ahmedabad-based Space Applications Centre (SAC), confirmed that "Isro and the Indian Railways have been working together on this pilot project since June". Explaining the functioning of the satellite-based system, Misra said, "A hooter will be activated as soon as it gets signal from the IC chip installed on a train when its engine is at a distance of 500 metres to 4 km from the crossing. The hooter, linked to the navigation system, will thus warn road users about the approaching train. It will become louder as the train comes near the crossing and will fall silent after the train has passed."

The SAC director said, "Under the pilot project, IC chips have been installed on five engines of trains on different routes. The testing on the satellite-based hooter system has been going on since June to check if it is reliable and can function under different climatic conditions."

He said, "Isro is using its constellation of seven navigation satellites (IRNSS or NaVIC) for the railway safety system as the technology, once the pilot project is over successfully, will be installed on all trains across the country in phased manner."

The push for using the space technology for the railway safety system came after PM Narendra Modi, during a national meet on September 7, 2015, asked all central ministries and state governments to make the most of the Isro technology to provide good governance.

Safety at unmanned level crossings is a cause for concern for the railways as these crossings witness maximum accidents. The national transporter had explored various ways to address the issue before settling for the Isro system. There are about 7,254 unmanned railway crossings in the country which account for around 40% of accidents involving the railways. There are about 18,000 manned level crossings.
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PERMANENT AUGMENTATION OF TRAINS

1.Train No.22641 / 22642 Thiruvananthapuram – Shalimar – Thiruvananthapuram express trains are permanentlyaugmented by one AC 3-tier coach ex. Thiruvananthapuram from 18.11.2017 and ex. Shalimar from 21.11.2017.



2.Train No.22648 / 22647 Thiruvananthapuram – Korba – Thiruvananthapuram express trains are permanentlyaugmented by one AC 3-tier coach ex. Thiruvananthapuram from 20.11.2017 and ex. Korba from 22.11.2017.



3.Train No.12643 / 12644 Thiruvananthapuram – Hazrat Nizamuddin – Thiruvananthapuram express trains are permanentlyaugmented by one AC 3-tier coach ex. Thiruvananthapuram from 21.11.2017 and ex. Hazrat Nizamuddin from 24.11.2017.



4.Train No.22646 / 22645 Thiruvananthapuram – Indore – Thiruvananthapuram express trains are permanentlyaugmented by one AC 3-tier coach ex. Thiruvananthapuram from 18.11.2017 and ex. Indore from 24.11.2017.
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Railway Administration Extends Train No. 08152 Visakhapatnam – Jagdalpur Upto Kirandul Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

More Than Three Decade Old Demand for an “Express” Train for People of Kirandul in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh Fulfilled

Railway Administration Extends Train No. 08152 Visakhapatnam – Jagdalpur Upto Kirandul 

This is Also a Fulfilment of Promise of Railway Minister to Start Such a Train Shortly

Fulfilling the demand of more than three old decades of local public of Kirandul for running of an “Express Train” in their area, Indian Railways has extended the existing special train between Visakhapatnam-Jagdalpur upto Kirandul (in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh State) with effect from 20th November, 2017.  This is the first ‘Express’ category train for the people of Kirandul which is a left wing extremist affected area.

Minister of Railways and Coal Shri Piyush Goyal in his recent tour to Chhattisgarh had promised to extend this train to Kirandul following a request from Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Dr. Raman Singh.  Under the direction of Shri Piyush Goyal this work was expedited and the promise was fulfilled within a fortnight.  This train passes through naxal area like “Dantewada” with full security.

The inauguration for extension of this Train No. 08152 Visakhapatnam – Jagdalpur to Kirandul was done on 20th November, 2017 by Shri Kedar Kashyap, Minister of Education, Govt. of Chhattisgarh in the august presence of Shri Dinesh Kashyap, Member of Parliament, Bastar (Chhattisgarh) along with local MLA, Mayor and other dignitaries.

The inaugural run of the train was received with very enthusiasm by the public of Kirandul. The public were delighted with the arrival of first Mail and Express train to their area Kirandul which will connect them to Delhi, Chennai, Howrah etc. via Visakhapatnam.  It will be an overnight train for the convenience of the passengers.

DETAILS OF SPECIAL TRAIN WITH SPECIAL FARE


 Train No. 08511 Kirandul -Visakhapatnam special train with special fare will leave Kirandul daily from 21.11.2017 to 31.12.2017 at 15.00hrs and reach Visakhapatnam at 03.00hrs on the following day.

Train No.08512 from Visakhapatnam - Jagdalpur special train with special fare will leave Visakhapatnam daily from 21.11.2017 to 31.12.2017 at 22.15hrs and will reach Kirandul at 10.00hrs on the following day.

Enroute these special trains will stop at Kottavalasa, Araku, Koraput, Jeypore, and Kotpar Road, Jagdalpur, Dilmili, Kaklur, Dantewara and Bacheli in both directions.

These trains comprise 09 coaches viz. One AC III Tier, Three Sleeper Class, Three General Second Class and Two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake Van coaches.

The abstract timings of the special trains:

08512 Visakhapatnam- Jagdalpur-Kirandul
Visakhapatnam
Kottavalasa
Araku
Koraput
Jeypore
Kotpar Road
Jagdalpur
Departure
Arvl-dep hrs
Arvl-dep hrs
Arvl- dep hrs
Arvl-dep hrs
Arvl-dep hrs
Arvl-Dep
22.15hrs
22.41     22.43
01.30     01.35
03.15    03.20
04.25    04.27
05.08     05.10
06.05-06.30


Dilmili
Kaklur
Dantewara
Bacheli
Kirandul
Arvl-dep hrs
Arvl- dep hrs
Arvl-dep hrs
Arvl-dep hrs
Arvl
07.00-07.02
07.33-07.35
08.10-08.12
08.45-08.47
10.00hrs

08511 Kirandul- Jagdalpur-Visakhapatnam
Kirandul
Bacheli
Dantewara
Kaklur
Dilmili
Jagdalpur
Kotpar Road
Departure
Arvl- dep
Arvl-dep
Arvl-dep
Arvl-dep
Arvl-dep hrs
Arvl-dep
15.00hrs
15.25-15.27
15.56-15.58
16.32-16.34
17.02-17.04
19.05-19.30
20.00-20.02

Jeypore
Koraput
Araku
Kottavalasa
Visakhapatnam
Arvl-dep
Arvl- dep hrs
Arvl- dep hrs
Arvl- dep hrs
Arvl
20.33-20.35
21.55    22.00
23.35    23.40
02.18    02.20
03.00hrs
                               

Note: At present the 08511/08512 Special express train is running in diverted route via Vizianagaram, Rayagada, Koraput as the Bridge No. 249 in the  Chimidipalli-Borraguhalu section in Kottavalasa-Kirandul Section of Waltair Division  was damaged due to incessant rains leading to boulder fall in September-2017. This train will run in diverted route till further advice.
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New Electronic Interlocking at Kharagpur Junction on 19th November, 2017

Commissioning of New Electronic Interlocking at Kharagpur Junction on 19th November, 2017

The New Electronic Interlocking System at Kharagpur Junction is India’s Largest and one of the Largest in the World

Commissioning of Electronic Interlocking System was Accomplished in Record Time Ensuring Minimum Traffic Disruptions and Passenger Inconvenience

Electronic Interlocking System at Kharagpur Junction will Ensure Smooth Movement of Trains over South Eastern Railway

India’s largest state of the art, Electronic Interlocking (EI) system of 800 routes has been commissioned at Kharagpur station in West Bengal on 19thNov2017 at 18:12 hrs. This EI system, also one of the largest in the World, replaces the old Route Relay Interlocking system with 423 routes. 

Kharagpur Junction in West Bengal, a gateway to the Eastern Metropolis of Kolkata from the South and the West, is one of the most important Railway stations of Eastern India. Everyday this station deals around 116 pairs of Mail/Express, goods and suburban trains with thousands of passengers.

Final work of commissioning was taken up during a block of 12 hours. Preparations for commissioning of this Electronic Interlocking commenced about 18 months back and involved hundreds of thousands of man-hours of installation and testing. Generally, work of this nature and magnitude, involving major yard remodeling, is commissioned by resorting to non-interlocked working for several days, resulting in severe disruption of railway traffic and public inconvenience from cancellation and late running of trains. To avoid such a situation, innovative planning was done for commissioning the work in a traffic block of 12 hours, thereby ensuring bare minimum traffic disruptions and passenger inconvenience. It speaks volumes of the planning and preparation by South Eastern Railway that commissioning was finally achieved in 10 hours i.e. two hours ahead of stiff target of 12 hours.

The commissioning of the new Electronic Interlocking has integrated (i) two additional platforms at Kharagpur Junction (ii) 3rd line from Howrah side and 2nd line from Adra side at Kharagpur Junction. Besides, it has ensured operation of down goods departure yard from the main Electronic Interlocking system at Kharagpur Junction.

To ensure highest level of availability and flexibility, this EI has been provided in a distributed manner with the interlocking distributed over 9 zones interconnected with highly reliable Optical Fibre Cables (OFC) in a ring configuration. This has also resulted in major reduction in use of copper cables which is not only unreliable, difficult to maintain, prone to theft but also costly. Facility has been provided for the setting of routes and clearing of signals from electronic Video Display Unit (VDU) using “Mouse & Key Board”. 

With the commissioning of EI system at Kharagpur Junction the movement of trains over South Eastern Railway will get eased up considerably and result in improved punctuality of Mail/Express trains and increase in average speed of goods trains.
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