4 January 2018

Voluntary Surrender of Subsidy Scheme in Railways

Option for give up of concession in the passenger fare for senior citizens to the element of 100% was already available. However w.e.f. 22.07.2017 option has also been given to give up 50% of concession value for senior citizens.

Number of senior citizens who gave up concession for the period 22.07.2017 to 30.11.2017 are as under:-

(a) 100% of concession value: 5.67 lakh.

(b) 50% of concession value: 5.81 lakh.



The ‘give up’ concession scheme has the effect of increasing the earnings of the Railways which is pooled together to meet the revenue expenditure of the Railways including the development of Railway stations.
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Ultra Modern Signalling System in Indian Railways

Computer/Microprocessor based Signalling Systems are being used extensively on Indian Railways. Predominantly Computer/Microprocessor based systems being used are:-

1. Electronic Interlockings with centralized operation of points and signals are being provided to eliminate human failure and to replace old mechanical systems. These systems have been provided at 1256 stations over Indian Railways upto 30.11.2017.

2. Automatic Train Protection (ATP) System: -

(i) ATP System based on European Train Control System (ETCS) technology mitigates safety risk of accidents/collisions due to loco pilot’s error of Signal Passing at Danger or over speeding. It is a proven European train protection technology and deployed extensively on World Railways.

European Train Control system has been operationalized on 342 RKMs on Indian Railways.

(ii) Train Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) is a developmental project being taken on a limited section (250 km) on South Central Railway. Operational deployment of TCAS on Railways on Absolute Block Signalling sections will be taken-up after successful conclusion of the extended field trials and safety certification of system by Independent Safety Assessor (ISA).

3. Train Detection Device:- To ensure complete arrival of train before granting line clear and to detect presence of train in a station of axle counters have been provided 15342 Numbers of axle counters on block sections and Station sections over Indian Railways.

4. Centralized Traffic Control (CTC) in Indian Railways:- A Centralized Traffic Control (CTC) with Electronic Interlocking and automatic signalling system is being set up on the Ghaziabad-Kanpur route - one of the busiest sections of Indian Railways. This is 410 km long electrified route dealing with 200 trains per day. Its Central Traffic Control Centre is established at TUNDLA station.

CTC System will help in real time monitoring and better management of trains. It provides for remote operation of signals from the centralized traffic control office. The CTC system has been made operational for seven stations pilot section.

5. Train Management System (TMS):- TMS helps in real-time monitoring of trains in the control room. The arrival status of local trains is displayed on indicators installed on platforms in the form of a countdown timer (in minutes) to the train’s arrival on the platform accompanied by automatic announcements on platforms.

TMS has been provided on Mumbai suburban section of Western and Central Railway. On WR, it covers section from Churchgate to Virar extending over 60 km covering 28 stations and on CR it covers suburban section from CST Mumbai to Kalyan extending over 54 km covering 26 Stations. TMS work is also nearing completion at Howrah on Eastern Railway.
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3 January 2018

Temporary basis Additional Coaches to 26 Trains

For the convenience of the passengers and to clear the rush, Western Railway has decided to augment extra coaches in the following pairs of train o­n temporary basis. The details are as under:-
Sr.
No
Train No.
From
To
No. & Type of coach
Period of Augmentation
1
12247/12248
Bandra (T)
H. Nizamuddin
One  AC
3 - Tier
Ex Bandra (T):
05.01.18 to 26.01.18
Ex H. Nizamuddin:
06.01.18 to 27.01.18
2
12907/12908
Bandra (T)
H. Nizamuddin
Sleeper Class
Ex Bandra (T):
03.01.18 to 31.01.18
Ex H. Nizamuddin:
04.01.18 to 01.02.18
3
22903/22904
Bandra (T)
Bhuj
One  AC
3 – Tier & o­ne 2-Tier
Ex Bandra (T):
03.01.18 to 31.01.18
Ex Bhuj:
04.01.18 to 29.01.18
4
12903/12904
Mumbai Central
Amritsar
One  AC
3 - Tier
Ex Mumbai Central:
01.01.18 to 31.01.18
Ex Amritsar:
03.01.18 to 02.02.18
5
12927/12928
Mumbai Central
Vadodara
Sleeper Class
Ex Mumbai Central:
01.01.18 to 31.01.18
Ex Vadodara:
02.01.18 to 01.02.18 
6
 12961/ 12962
Mumbai Central  
Indore
Sleeper Class
Ex Mumbai Central:
01.01.18 to 31.01.18
Ex Indore:
02.01.18 to 01.02.18 
7
12971/12972
Bandra (T)
Bhavnagar
Sleeper Class
Ex Bandra (T):
04.01.18 to 03.02.18
Ex Bhavnagar:
01.01.18 to 31.01.18
8
19217/19218
Bandra (T)
Jamnagar
Sleeper Class
Ex Bandra (T):
02.01.18 to 01.02.18 
Ex Jamnagar:
 03.01.18 to 02.02.18
9
19115/19116
Dadar
Bhuj
  One  AC
3 - Tier
Ex Dadar:
05.01.18 to 01.02.18
Ex Bhuj:
04.01.18 to 31.01.18
10
22955/22956
Bandra (T)
Bhuj
  One  AC
3 - Tier
Ex Bandra(T):
05.01.18 to 01.02.18
Ex Bhuj:
04.01.18 to 31.01.18
11
22915/22916
Bandra (T)
Hisar
  One  AC
2 - Tier cum 3-Tier
Ex Bandra (T):
01.01.18 to 29.01.18
Ex Hisar:
02.01.18 to 30.01.18
12
19061/19062
Bandra (T)
Ramnagar
  One  AC
2 - Tier cum 3-Tier
Ex Bandra (T):
04.01.18 to 25.01.18
Ex Ramnagar:
05.01.18 to 26.01.18
13
22917/22918
Bandra (T)
Haridwar Jn
One  AC
3 – Tier & o­ne Sleeper
Ex Bandra (T):
 03.01.18 to 31.01.18
Ex Haridwar Jn :
 04.01.18 to 01.02.18
14
19021/
19022
Bandra (T)
Lucknow Ne
One  AC
3 – Tier & o­ne Sleeper
Ex  Bandra (T):
06.01.18 to 27.01.18
Ex Lucknow Ne:
 08.01.18 to 29.01.18
15
22931/22932
Bandra (T)
Jaisalmer
  One  AC
2 – Tier cum 3-Tier
Ex Bandra (T) :
05.01.18 to 26.01.18
Ex Jaisalmer:
06.01.18 to 27.01.18
16
22933/22934
Bandra (T)
Jaipur
  One  AC
2 – Tier cum 3-Tier
Ex Bandra (T):
01.01.18 to 29.01.18
Ex Jaipur:
02.01.18 to 30.01.18
17
22935/22936
Bandra (T)
Palitana
  One  AC
3 - Tier
Ex Bandra (T) :
05.01.18 to 26.01.18
Ex Palitana :
06.01.18 to 27.01.18
18
19041/19042
Bandra (T)
Ghazipur City
  One  AC
3 - Tier
Ex Bandra (T) :
05.01.18 to 28.01.18
Ex Ghazipur City :
07.01.18 to 30.01.18
19
12911/12912
 Valsad
Haridwar Jn
  One  AC
2 – Tier cum 3-Tier
Ex Valsad :
02.01.18 to 30.01.18
Ex Haridwar Jn:
03.01.18 to 31.01.18
20
12943/12944
Valsad
Kanpur Central
One  AC
3 – Tier & o­ne Sleeper
Ex Valsad:
03.01.18 to 31.01.18
Ex Kanpur Central:
05.01.18 to 02.02.18
21
19051/19052
Valsad
Muzaffarpur Jn
One  AC
3 – Tier & o­ne Sleeper
Ex Valsad:
06.01.18 to 27.01.18
Ex Muzaffarpur Jn:
08.01.18 to 29.01.18
22
19057/19058
 Udhna Jn
Varanasi Jn
  One  AC
2 – Tier cum 3-Tier
Ex Udhna Jn:
05.01.18 to 26.01.18
Ex Varanasi Jn:
07.01.18 to 28.01.18
23
19332/19331
Indore
Kochuveli
  One  AC
3 - Tier
Ex Indore:
02.01.18 to 30.01.18
Ex Kochuveli:
05.01.18 to 02.02.18
24
19305/19306
Indore
Guwahati
One Sleeper &  One  AC
3 - Tier
Ex Indore:
04.01.18 to 25.01.18
Ex Guwahati:
07.01.18 to 28.01.18
25
22973/22974
Gandhidham Jn
Puri
One Sleeper
Ex Gandhidham Jn:
03.01.18 to 31.01.18
Ex Puri:
06.01.18 to 03.02.18
26
19063/19064
Udhna Jn
Danapur
Two Sleepers
Ex Udhna Jn:
02.01.18 to 30.01.18
Ex Danapur:
03.01.18 to 31.01.18
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2 January 2018

MUMBAI AHMEDABAD SHATABDI EXPRESS WITH ALL REFURBISHED COACHES UNDER “PROJECT SWARN” ROLLED



After the most popular AC local train started recently, Western Railway has provided one more new year bonanza to its esteemed passengers, as the prestigious Shatabdi Express running between Mumbai and Ahmedabad has been given a brand new look with all refurbished coaches. It rolled out for its maiden run today i.e on 1st January, 2018 under “Project Swarn”. Special focus has been given on the enhanced travelling experience & riding comfort of our esteemed customers.

According to a press release issued by Shri Ravinder Bhakar, Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway, the Exteriors have been painted with dust-resistant superior finish PU paint. The retro reflective destination boards and coach numbering plates will ease out passenger woes of locating coaches in the dark. Interiors have been decorated with anti graffiti coated Designer Vinyl Wrap in the passage, entrances, toilets and ceilings and new paint coating on wall panels. All information related to safety and services available on board while travelling has been put on a single notice board for the convenience of passengers. The seating area has been made squeaky clean to given a pleasing ambience and better travelling experience. Beautiful painting and breathtaking photographs depicting monuments and cultural heritage of Maharashtra and Gujarat have been put in the seating area. A Wi-Fi based advertisement free on board free of cost entertainment system has been provided in the executive class for our esteemed passengers. The average cost of refurbishing one rake is Rs 50 lakh.

The washrooms have been fitted with luxurious bath fittings, improved design wash basins, soap and toilet paper dispensers, hygienic automatic personal seat dispensers for western toilets, auto janitors to control odour, and scrapper matting to keep floor clean. A QR code based smart feedback system has been set up to take feedback for individual coaches and toilets. A well trained staff certified by TATA Strive has been deployed on board to take care of the needs of our passengers.

Special features of the newly furbished Shatabdi Express.

1. Welcome design on doors

2. Retro reflective destination & coach number.

3. Unified Notice Board

4. Squeaky clean coaches with pleasing ambience.

5. LED lights improve the aesthetics of the coach.

6. Hygienic washable headrest covers provided for passengers

7. Food serving trolleys to keep food safe & hygienic

8. Interiors decorated with Anti Graffiti coated Designer Vinyl wraps.

9. Easy to operate vestibule doors for enhanced safety with good quality hollow mats and buffed to a high shine.

10. Theme based sceneries printed by UV technology on Aluminum Composite sheets have been put in passage.

11. QR code based feedback system has been set up.

12. On board entertainment provided free of cost.

13. Improved lightings, Designer Vinyl, Non-metallic wash basins.

14. Scrapper matting in Toilets, luxury bath fittings, better aesthetics.

15. Automatic personal seat dispenser and improved toilet paper dispenser.

16. Well trained staff to help passengers.
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TRAINS FROM SHRI MATA VAISHNO DEVI KATRA 4 MORE WILL NOW RUN WITH LHB COACHES

For better comfort of passengers, the Swaraj Group of trains will run with LHB coaches with effect from 1st January, 2018. The following trains will run with LHB coaches from their respective first day of run:-

Sr.
No.
Train No.
Name of Train
From  
1.
12471/12472
Bandra (T) – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi  Katra
Swaraj Express
Ex Bandra (T) – 04/01/2018
Ex Shri Mata Vaishno Devi  Katra               -  02/01/2018     
                          
2.
12473/12474
Ahmedabad – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi  Katra Sarvodaya Express
Ex Ahmedabad- 06/01/2018
Ex Shri Mata Vaishno Devi  Katra –                04/01/2018
                            
3.
12475/12476
Hapa - Shri Mata Vaishno Devi  Katra Superfast Express
Ex Hapa – 03/01/2018
Ex Shri Mata Vaishno Devi  Katra              –  01/01/2018
                            
4.
12477/12478
Jamnagar - Shri Mata Vaishno Devi  Katra Superfast Express
Ex Jamnagar – 09/01/2018
Ex Shri Mata Vaishno Devi  Katra             – 07/01/2018
                            
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INDUCTION & RENUMBERING OF AIR CONDITIONED EMU SERVICES FROM 1ST JANUARY, 2018

A long cherished dream of Mumbaikars for ‘’Cool Travelling’’ in ‘’Air Conditioned local train’’ came true, as the first ever air-conditioned suburban train of India was run from Borivali to Churchgate o­n Monday, 25th December, 2017. Due to introduction of Air Conditioned EMU services an existing EMU rake will be replaced by an Air Conditioned EMU rake and 12 existing services will be converted to Air Condition services w.e.f 1st January, 2018. Total 12 services (6 services in UP & 6 services in DOWN direction) of AC suburban train will be operated o­n weekdays o­nly i.e. from Monday to Friday. The AC rake will be in maintenance and hence will not be in operation o­n Saturday’s & Sunday’s.

According to a Press Release issued by Shri Ravinder Bhakar, Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway, the existing 12 Non AC services will be replaced by the services of AC local train with the same source, destination and timing, so that the total average number of suburban services o­n WR’s suburban section will remain 1355, even after introduction of AC local train. Out of these 12 services of AC local train, 8 will run as fast local trains between Churchgate & Virar, stopping o­nly at major stations i.e. Mumbai Central, Dadar, Bandra, Andheri, Borivali, Bhayander & Vasai Road in both directions. Similarly 3 fast services will run between Churchgate & Borivali stopping at Mumbai Central, Dadar, Bandra & Andheri stations in both directions. The remaining o­ne service will run as slow service from Mahalaxmi to Borivali, which will stop at all intermediate stations. The services which are being converted to Air conditioned services are as under:

DOWN
UP
Existing Train No.
New AC Train No.
From
Train Timings
Existing Train No.
New AC Train No.
From
Train Timings
BO 90131
BO 94001
Mahalaxmi
6:58
BO 90198
BO 94002
Borivali
7:54
VR 90277
VR 94003
Churchgate
8:54
VR 90430
VR 94004
Virar
10:22
VR 90499
VR 94005
Churchgate
11:50
VR 90584
VR 94006
Virar
13:18
VR 90667
VR 94007
Churchgate
14:55
VR 90756
VR 94008
Virar
16:22
BO 90853
VR 94009
Churchgate
17:49
BO 90898
VR 94010
Borivali
18:55
VR 91003
VR 94011
Churchgate
19:49
VR 91084
VR 94012
Virar
21:24
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