16 February 2018

Railways Announces one of the World’s Largest Recruitment Drive

Online Applications are invited around 90,000 posts in Group C Level I (Erstwhile Group D) like Track maintainer, Points man, Helper, Gateman, Porter and Group C Level II categories like Assistant Loco Pilots (ALP), Technicians (Fitter, Crane Driver, Blacksmith, Carpenter) through Railway Recruitment Boards websites.

Largest Computer based test in the World is scheduled tentatively in April – May 2018.

Educational Qualifications for various posts are class Xth passed & Industrial Training Institute certificate (ITI).

Selection procedure only includes Computer Based Test without Interviews.

Ministry of Railways has announced one of the world’s largest recruitment processes for 89409 posts in Group C Level I (Erstwhile Group D) & Level II Categories. Online applications have been invited for the Group C Level II posts like Assistant Loco Pilots, Technicians (Fitter, Crane Driver, Blacksmith, and Carpenter) and Group C Level I (Erstwhile Group D) posts like Track maintainer, Points man, Helper, Gateman, Porter. This recruitment drive is open for candidates who have passed Class Xth & ITI for Group C Level I posts & Class Xth & ITI or diploma in engineering or a graduation in engineering for Group C Level II posts like Assistant Loco Pilots, Technicians and aspire to join Indian Railways.

Ministry of Railways has published a notification no. CEN 01/2018 for Group C Level II Categories posts for the candidates in the age group of 18-28 years who have passed Class X and have an industrial training certificate (ITI) or diploma in engineering or a graduation in engineering.

The notification no. CEN 02/2018 about Group C Level I (Erstwhile Group D) posts for candidates in the age group of 18-31 years and who have passed Class X and have an industrial training certificate (ITI). The notifications have already been uploaded on RRB Websites. The link of the website is as follows:

Official website of Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs)

Name of RRBs
Ahmedabad
Ajmer
Allahabad
Bangalore
Bhopal
Bhubaneshwar
Bilaspur
Chandigarh
Chennai
Gorakhpur
Guwahati
Jammu
Kolkata
Malda
Mumbai
Muzaffarpur
Patna
Ranchi
Secunderabad
Siliguri
Trivendrum
For Group C level II posts, the monthly salary along with allowances as per the Seventh Pay Commission (level 2) Scale (19,900-63,200) will be given to the selected candidates. For Group C Level I (Erstwhile Group D) posts, the monthly salary along with allowances as per the Seventh Pay Commission (level 1) Scale (18,000- 56,900) will be given to the selected candidates. Applications for Group C Level II posts will be accepted till 5th March 2018 & for Group C Level I (Erstwhile Group D) posts will be accepted till 12th March 2018.

Free Sleeper Class Railway Pass facility shall be available for SC/ST candidates for Computer Based Aptitude Tests, Physical Efficiency Tests, Document verification during the recruitment stages

IMPORTANT DATES:

Railway Recruitment Group C Level II Notification
February 3, 2018

Start of Railway Recruitment Group C Level II 2018 Online Application February 3, 2018

Application Closes March 5, 2018

Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBT)
tentatively April- May, 2018

Railway Recruitment Group C Level I 2018 Notification February 10, 2018

Start of Railway Recruitment Group C Level I 2018 Online Application February 10, 2018

Railway Recruitment Group C Level I 2018 Application Form Closes March 12, 2018

Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBT) tentatively During April and May, 2018

VACANCY DETAILS FOR GROUP C Level II POSTS

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15 February 2018

Train No. 06547/06548, Yesvantpur-Ernakulam - YesvantpurWeekly Tatkal Express from April, 2018 to June, 2018

Train No. 06547, Yesvantpur-ErnakulamWeekly TatkalExpress Specialwill run for 13 tripsfrom 03rd April, 2018 to 26thJune, 2018. The train departs Yesvantpurat 22:45hrs. o­n every Tuesday and reaches Ernakulamat 12:00 hrs.on respective Wednesday.



Enroute, the train arrives/departsKrishnarajapuram at 23:21/23:23 Hrs., and o­n Wednesday arrives/departs Bangarapet at 00:13/00:15 Hrs., Tirupattur at 01:55/02:00 Hrs., Salem  at 03:27/03:30 Hrs.,  Erode  at 04:40/04:45 Hrs.,  Tiruppur at 05:23/05:25 Hrs.,  Coimbatore  at 06:45/06:50 Hrs.,  Palghat  at 08:25/08:30 Hrs.,  Ottapalam  at 09:18/09:20 Hrs.,  Thrisur  at 10:02/10:05 Hrs., Aluva at 11:02/11:04Hrs.,Ernakulam Town at 11:40/11:45 Hrs.



Train No. 06548, Ernakulam -YesvantpurWeekly TatkalExpress Specialwill run for 13 tripsfrom 04th April, 2018 to 27thJune, 2018. The train departs Ernakulam at 14:45 hrs. o­n every Wednesday and reaches Yesvantpurat 04:30 hrs.on respective Thursday.



Enroute, the train arrives/departsAluva at 15:11/15:13Hrs.,Thrisur  at 16:30/16:35 Hrs.,  Ottapalam  at 18:43/18:45 Hrs.,  Palghat  at 19:18/19:20 Hrs., Coimbatore  at 20:37/20:40 Hrs.,  Tiruppur at 21:23/21:25 Hrs.,  Erode  at 22:10/22:15 Hrs., Salem  at 23:07/23:10 Hrs.  and o­n Thursday arrives/departs Tirupattur at 01:00/01:05 Hrs., Bangarapet at 02:18/02:20 Hrs., Krishnarajapuram at 03:15/03:17 Hrs.



            The train Composition will have ONE AC 2-tier coach, TWOAC 3-tier coaches, EIGHTSecond Class Sleeper coaches and TWO Luggage-cum-Brakevan with disabled friendly compartment.
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LHB rakes to Train No. 22679/22680, Yesvantpur - Hassan - Yesvantpur Superfast Intercity Express and Train No. 12251/12252, Yesvantpur - Korba–Yesvantpur Bi-Weekly Express with LHB rakes

South Western Railway has decided for replacement of conventional rakes of Train No. 22679/22680, Yesvantpur - Hassan - Yesvantpur Superfast Intercity Express and Train No. 12251/12252, Yesvantpur - Korba–Yesvantpur Bi-Weekly Express with LHB rakes. The details are as mentioned below:-



ØTrain No. 22679, Yesvantpur - Hassan Superfast Intercity Express with effect from 11thFebruary, 2018 from Yesvantpur end.

ØTrain No. 22680, Hassan - Yesvantpur Superfast Intercity Express with effect from 12thFebruary, 2018 from Hassan end.

ØTrain No. 12251, Yesvantpur - Korba Bi-Weekly Expresswith effect from 13thFebruary, 2018 from Yesvantpur end.

ØTrain No. 12252, Korba – Yesvantpur Bi-Weekly Expresswith effect from 15thFebruary, 2018 from Korba end.



Train No. 22680, Yesvantpur -Hassan - Yesvantpur Superfast Intercity Express will have revisedtrain composition of TWELVE chair car and TWOLuggage cum Brake Van with generator and Train No. 12251/12252 Yesvantpur - Korba-Yesvantpur Bi-Weekly Express will have revised train composition of ONE AC-2 Tier Coach, FIVE AC-3 Tier Coaches, ELEVENSecond Class Sleeper Coaches, TWO General Second Class Coaches and TWOLuggage cum Brake Van with generator
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North Central Railway Budget for the new financial year 2018-19

The North Central Railway, (NCR) has something to cheer about in the Union Budget for the new financial year (2018-19). As per the figures released in late afternoon, Tuesday, 6th February, 2018, NCR has received an Original Budget Grant (OBG) of Rs: 5314.49 (Five thousand, three hundred and fourteen point four nine) crore, which is 43.27% more than the OBG of Rs: 3,817.42 (Three thousand eight hundred and seventeen point four two) Crore received in the last financial year. What is even more heartening is that in the crucial plan head 53, which deals with passenger amenities, the OBG received in the budget is 26.14% higher than the OBG in the last FY. The focus o­n safety, especially that of tracks, is also clear in this budget as the OBG for track renewal has been hiked by a whopping 60.45% compared to last FY. Augmentation of infrastructure by doubling, 3rd line and quadruplingis another thrust area that is clearly visible in the budget. Allahabad Divisionof NCR has received a sanction of 12km long 4th line from ChipiyanaBuzurg to Dadri-a work which will decongest this crucial and highly saturated interchange point between NCR and NR o­n o­ne of the busiest trunk routes of the country. A 2.5km line connecting the New Coaching Complex at Kanpur to the Kanpur Central Station has also been sanctioned, which will decongest the existing system and improve the movement of coaches from and to the complex. Apart from these, Rooma-Chakeri-Chandari 3rd line, Aligarh-Daud Khan 3rdline with flyover at Daud Khan, and Allahabad-Bamhrauli 4th line with flyover at Subedarganj are important works sanctioned in the new budget that will decongest the system of NCR o­n the main trunk route from Ghaziabad to Mughalsarai and serve to increase throughput. Agra division has also received sanction of important capacity augmentation works like doubling of Agra Fort-Bandikui section (150km) ), Bhandai-Flyover for Etawah bound down trains (10km), and 4th line between Mathura and Dhaulpur (107km). Similarly, Jhansi Division has received sanction for Dilwara-Berari-Chord line (5.2km), and  Dholpur-Jhansi-Bina 4thline (321.80km). Construction of new ROBs in NCR has also received a fillip with  sanction of 26 new ROBs along with works of maintenance (regirdering, fabrication etc) of 17 bridges-a move that promises to reduce the rail-road conflict and improve the safety of trains crossing bridges. In plan head 53, important works that have been sanctioned are setting up of quick watering arrangements at 25 railway stations o­n Indian Railways, Provision of escalators 2589 platforms of stations over IR, Provision of 1000 lifts at 500 stations of IR and Provision of washable aprons over Indian Railways; all of which will benefit stations of NCR. So far as the states are concerned, NCR serves 4 states, namely U.P, M.P, Rajasthan, and Haryana. State wise, Uttar Pradesh has received a sanction of 8 works with a sanctioned cost of Rs: 6837.14 crore. M.P has been sanctioned o­ne work costing 4869.95 crore and Rajasthan has received sanction of 3 works costing 9204.51 crore, of which o­ne work costing 4869.95 crore (4th line between Dhaulpur-Jhansi-Bina) is common to the states of U.P. and Rajasthan. o­n the electrification side, Both M.P and U.P have received sanction of o­ne work each 168.2 and 36.9 crore respectively. U.P has benefitted greatly in terms of construction of new Road Over Bridges, 26 of which are sanctioned in NCR-all lying within U.P.Total works with an anticipated cost of Rs. 12320 Crore have been included in Budget 2018-19. Speaking o­n the budget, GM/NCR Shri M.C.Chauhan said that it is a progressive budget, which is focussed o­n Capacity Enhancement, Safety Improvement and Improvement in Passenger Amenities. “NCR will benefit greatly from this year’s budget as will the states of U.P, M.P, Rajasthan and Haryana which are served by the Zonal Railway” he added.
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8 Special Trains between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Barauni for Holi 2018

Railways will run 8 weekly special trains to clear the extra rush of passengers during Holi Festival. These special trains will run o­n special charges between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus to Barauni. The details are as under:

Train No. 05540 Weekly Special will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 14.20 hrs o­n every Thursday from 8.03.2018 to 29.03.2018 (4 trips) and will reach Barauni at 02.30 hrs third day.

Train No. 05539 Special will leave Barauni at 17.15 hrs o­n every Tuesday from 06.03.2018 & 27.03.2018 (4 trips) and will arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 04.10 hrs third day.



Halts:Kalyan, Igatpuri, Nasik Road, Manmad, Bhusaval, Khandwa, Itarsi, Jabalpur, Katni, Satna, Manikpur, Cheoki, Varanasi, Ghazipur City, Ballia, Chhapra, Sonpur, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur, and Samastipur.

Composition:2 AC 3 Tier, 10 Sleeper Class & 8 General Second class.

Reservation: Booking for Holi special trains o­n special charges for train no. 05540 leaving LTT will commence from16/02/2018at all PRS centers and o­n website www.irctc.co.in.General second class coaches of all the Holi Specials will run as unreserved coaches and will be booked through UTS system with normal charges for unreserved accommodation as applicable for superfast Mail/Express trains.
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GPS BASED 3-PHASE INDIGENOUS EMU TRAIN WITH CCTV IN LADIES’ COMPARTMENT IN SUBURBAN SECTIONS

3-phase indigenous EMU (Electrical Multiple Unit) train in suburban sections of Howrah-Kharagpur-Midnapur, Santragachi-Shalimar, Santragachi-Amta, Panskura-Haldia, Mecheda-Digha & Kharapur-Hijli section by the end of the February after its successful run in Central & Western Railway & introduction in Southern Railway. Integral Coach Factory (ICF) at Perambur has recently handed over o­ne 12-car rake to this railway. Four such rakes are likely to be received within few months out of allotment of 6 rakes. The new EMU train would touch a maximum speed of 105 km within 20 seconds and would enable the loco pilot to have better control.

      The new train coaches have been built with stainless steel as against carton steel used in the conventional EMUs. The coaches are fitted with LED lights along with the passenger information system (PIS). For better passenger comfort, seats in the second-class coaches are made out of polycarbonate material replacing the wooden seats in the existing EMU trains. The rake has a capacity of 6,050 passengers and the number of seats is 1,168. Besides wider windows, every coach will have a roof-mounted ventilator with sliding doors.This rake also has a facility that would help motormen communicate with the guard in case of emergencies..

            The unique feature in the 3-phase AC traction is that the train is powered by the IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor) system. It will convert the kinetic energy generated during the braking of the train into electrical energy which in turn will be directed back to the power grid. So, up to 30 per cent of the power requirement of the train would get generated o­n its own. This rake has in-built systems to minimise breakdowns during the travel. The train would also have an advanced speed control system.

  Another distinctive feature in the 3-phase AC traction is that Closed Circuit Television (CCTV). CCTV System is used to capture and record the live view from IP cameras which are located in all ladies coaches for ladies security and to monitor unforeseen movements of people to prevent incidental losses. Driver / guard monitors the live views displaying in monitor which is located in driver's cabin wherever applicable. CCTV System consists of CCTV Recorder also. The train is now at Tikiapara EMU Car Shed awaiting for its commissioning.

Salient Features of new EMU trains:

·Steel Seats.

·Fitted with easy to slide, light weight sliding doors supported by imported sliding mechanism including user friendly locks, latches and maintenance free rollers.

·Roof mounted Ventilation.

·Coach body full stainless steel.

·GPS based Passenger Information System

·CCTV in Ladies Compartment.

·Fit to run at 110 kmph.

·Maximum permissible speed 105 kmph with control riding.

·3- Ø Indigenous technology  with better control & less maintenance.

·Energy efficient as during braking this will regeneration energy to the

system, Thereby saving around  30% of total energy.

·Less maintenance because of oil-free compressor. 
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TWO 2018 HOLI SPECIAL TRAINS TO PATNA

09011/09012 Bandra Terminus – Patna (Weekly) Superfast Special Train o­n Special Fare                                                             

Train No. 09011 Bandra Terminus – Patna (weekly) Special Train will leave Bandra Terminus o­n Tuesday, 27th February, 2018 at 15.25 hrs and will reach Patna at 03.00 hrs o­n Thursday, 1st March, 2018.

Similarly, in return direction Train No. 09012 Patna – Bandra Terminus (weekly) Special Train will leave Patna o­n Saturday, 3rd March, 2018 at 23.10 hrs to reach Bandra Terminus at 12.25 hrs o­n Monday, 5th March, 2018.

 

The train will have AC II Tier, AC III Tier and Sleeper Class Coaches. The train will halt at Borivali, Vapi, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Godhra, Ratlam, Kota, Sawai Madhopur, Gangapur City, Hindaun City, Bayana, Agra Fort, Tundla, Kanpur, Allahabad, Mughalsarai, Buxar, Ara and Danapur stations in both directions.

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·09421/09422 Ahmedabad – Patna (Weekly) Special Train o­n Special Fare                                                             

Train No. 09421 Ahmedabad – Patna (weekly) Special Train will leave Ahmedabad o­n Monday, 26th February, 2018 at 23.25 hrs and will reach Patna at 08.45 hrs o­n Wednesday, 28th February, 2018.

Similarly, in return direction Train No. 09422 Patna – Ahmedabad (weekly) Special Train will leave Patna o­n Wednesday, 28th February, 2018 at 11.35 hrs to reach Ahmedabad at 19.00 hrs o­n Thursday, 1st March, 2018.

 

The train will have AC II Tier, AC III Tier and Sleeper Class Coaches. The train will halt at Nadiad, Godhra, Dahod, Ratlam, Nagda, Kota, Sawai Madhopur, Gangapur City, Bayana, Aga Fort, Tundla, Kanpur, Allahabad, Mughalsarai, Buxar, Ara and Danapur stations in both directions.
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EXTRA AC COACH IN BALLIA & GANGA SAGAR EXPRESS TRAINS

For the convenience of the passengers, o­ne additional AC First Class cum AC 2- tier composite coach each will be attached with the following two long distance trains leaving Sealdah station on temporary basis.

Ø13105/13106 Sealdah- Ballia Express from Sealdah between 15.02.2018 & 15.06.2018.  and from Ballia between 16.02.2018  & 16.06.2018.


Ø13185/13186 Sealdah- Jaynagar Ganga Sagar Express from Sealdah between 15.02.2018 & 15.06.2018 and from Jaynagar between 16.02.2018 & 16.06.2018.
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Train no. 22309/22310 Howrah-New Jalpaiguri Weekly AC Express cancelled from 1 to 31 March, 2018

 Train no. 22309/22310 Howrah-New Jalpaiguri Weekly AC Express will remain cancelled  from 1 to 31 March, 2018 due to poor patronization of passengers.



            Consequently, 22309 Up Howrah-New Jalpaiguri AC Express will remain cancelled o­n 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th of March, 2018. 22310 New Jalpaiguri-Howrah AC Express will remain cancelled o­n 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th of March, 2018.
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special trains for Holi Festival 2018between Howrah – Muzaffarpur, Howrah-Ramnagar and beween Bhagalpur – Saharsa

 To clear the rush of passengers, 54 pairs of special trains will run during Holi Festival 2018.  Out of 54 pairs of Holi Specials, 5 pairs will run between   Howrah – Muzaffarpur, 4 pairs between Howrah-Ramnagar and 45 pairs beween Bhagalpur – Saharsa..


Howrah-Muzaffarpur Holi Special will leave Howrah o­n every Sundays between  04.03.18 & 01.04.18, and will leave  Muzaffarpur also o­n Sundays between 03.03.18 &31.03.18. 05227 Howrah-Muzaffarpur Holi Special will leave Howrah at 6.00 hrs. and reach Muzaffarpur at 18:00 hrs. the same day. 05228 Muzaffarpur-Howrah Holi Special will leave Muzaffarpur at 14:40 hrs. and reach Howrah at 3:s00 hrs. the next day. The train will have General Second Class, Sleeper Class and  Air-Conditioned coaches.


05008 Howrah- Ramnagar weekly Holi special will leave Howrah station at 8:35 hrs o­n every Sunday between 18.02.2018 & 11.03.2018 (4 trips) and 05007 Ramnagar-Howrah weekly Holi special will leave Ramnagar o­n every Friday at 18:15 hrs. between 16.02.2018 & 09.03.2018 (4 trips). The train will have General Second Class, Sleeper Class and  Air-Conditioned coaches.


05502/05501 Saharsa – Bhagalpur Holi Special  leaving Saharsa and Bhagalpur  stations daily at 08:15 hrs. & 15:00 hrs. respectively between 15.02.2018 & 31.03.2018 .This train will have General Second Class


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3 Pahse EMUs Introduction soon

The Chennai Division of Southern Railway is gearing up to induct 3 phase EMUs into service in the Chennai – Tambaram – Chengalpattu – Tirumalpur route.Trial runs of this 3 phase EMU rake are being conducted between Tambaram – Chengalpattu.After completion of statutory trial runs, this 3 phase EMU rake will be introduced for passenger services.The date of introduction will be notified later.





Shri R.K. Kulshrestha, General Manager, Southern Railway accompanied by Shri A.K.Kathpal, Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer, Shri Naveen Gulati, Divisional Railway Manager, Chennai, and other Railway Officials, inspected the EMU Car Shed unit located at Tambaram for commissioning of the new EMU Suburban rail coach manufactured at ICF/S.Rly and handed over to EMU Car Shed, Tambaram, for public services.  The new 12-car rake comprising of 4 units with solid state IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors) based 3 phase propulsion drive system, all the coaches are provided with many additional features for better passenger journey and additional safety features in ladies compartment.





Salient features of 3 phase EMUs:



1.Manufactured by ICF, Chennai.



2.Coaches are fabricated with stainless steel body and provided with electronic sensors for computer monitored speed control and braking system.



3.Energy efficient and higher hauling capacity.



4.LED indication for chain pulling.



5.Regeneration of 30% power during braking for conservation of energy.



6.Smooth speed control by VVVF technology for comfortable riding.



7.Event Recorder for recording the data of train operation and other train control systems.



8.Surveillance cameras (CCTV) in ladies coaches to strengthen security for women passengers.



9.In addition to fans, Modular Roof Mounted Forced Air Ventilation System which supplies 16000m3/hr fresh air into the passenger area is provided.



10.GPS based Passenger Information System for announcement of stations and display as well.



11.LED based lighting for better illumination and energy conservation.



12.Maximum speed – 105 kmph.



13.Stainless steel body coaches for aesthetic appearance, better durability and safety.



14.Corrosion resistance stainless steel pipelines for more reliability and minimal maintenance.



15.Passenger carrying capacity:Seats – 1168 nos. and standing passengers – 4852 nos.



16.Air-conditioned cab for crew comfort.



17.PA system for private communication between crew and also for in-coach announcement.



18.Emergency stop button in cabin for stopping the train immediately during emergency situations.
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LHB COACHES FOR HAZRAT NIZAMUDDIN – ERNAKULAM – HAZRAT NIZAMUDDIN DURONTO WEEKLY EXPRESS TRAINS

LHB (Linke-Hofmann-Busch) coaches have been allotted for Train No.12284/12283 Hazrat Nizamuddin – Ernakulam – Hazrat Nizamuddin Duronto weekly express trains.



Consequently, the rake of Train No.12284/12283 Hazrat Nizamuddin – Ernakulam – Hazrat Nizamuddin Duronto weekly express trains has been converted into LHB stock o­n the dates given below.







Train No.12284

Hazrat Nizamuddin - Ernakulam Duronto weekly express



Train No.12283

Ernakulam – Hazrat Nizamuddin Duronto weekly express



From Hazrat Nizamuddin

on 10.02.2018



From Ernakulam

on 13.02.2018





Consequently, the composition of Hazrat Nizamuddin – Ernakulam Duronto weekly express trains have been revised as detailed below.



Composition:AC First Class – 1, AC 2-tier – 1, AC 3-tier – 4 & Sleeper Class – 7 coaches
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HOLI SPECIAL TRAINS BETWEEN RAMNAGAR-HOWRAH, GORAKHPUR-MUMBAI., RANCHI-ANAND VIHAR TERMINAL & MUMBAI CST-JAMMU TAWI

Holi Festival railways shall run Holi Special trains no. 05007/05008 Ramnagar-Howrah-Ramnagar weekly special, 02597/02598 Gorakhpur-Mumbai-Gorakhpur weekly Jan Sadharan, 08617/08618 Ranchi-Anand Vihar Terminal-Ranchi Weekly Special and 02071/02072 Mumbai-Jammu Tawi-Mumbai A.C. Superfast Special trains .

05007/05008 Ramnagar-Howrah-Ramnagar weekly special

05007 Ramnagar-Howrah weekly special train will depart from Ramnagar on every Friday on 16.02.18, 23.02.2018, 02.03.2018 & 09.03.2018 at 06.15 p.m. to arrive at Howrah at 07.10 a.m. the third day. In the return direction 05008 Howrah-Ramnagar weekly special train will depart from Howrah on every Sunday on 18.02.18, 25.02.2018, 04.03.2018 & 11.03.2018 at 08.35 a.m. to arrive at Ramnagar at 04.45 p.m. the next day.

Comprising of One A.C. 2 Tier, One A.C. 3 Tier, Six sleeper class, Six general class and two disabled friendly cum luggage van coaches the 05007/05008 Ramnagar-Howrah-Ramnagar weekly special will stop at Kashipur, Bazpur, Lalkuan, Pantnagar, Kiccha, Baheri, Bhojipura, Izzatnagar, Bareilly City, Bareilly, Sitapur Cantt., Gonda, Basti, Khalilabad, Gorakhpur, Kaptanganj, Padarauna, Tamkuhi Road, Thava, Siwan, Chhapra, Sonepur, Hazipur, Shahpur, Potoree, Barauni, Kuil, Jhajha, Jasidih, Madhupr, Asansol, Durgapur & Bardhman station enroute in both the direction.

02597/02598 Gorakhpur-Mumbai-Gorakhpur weekly Jan Sadharan

02597 Gorakhpur-Mumbai weekly Jan Sadharan special will depart from Gorakhpur on every Saturday on 17.02.18, 24.02.2018, 03.03.2018 & 10.03.2018 at 08.25 a.m. to arrive at Mumbai at 12.15 p.m. the next day. In the return direction 02598 Mumbai-Gorakhpur weekly special train will depart from Mumbai on every Sunday on 18.02.18, 25.02.2018, 04.03.2018 & 11.03.2018 at 02.20 p.m. to arrive at Gorakhpur at 06.45 p.m. the next day.

Comprising of Sixteen general class and two disabled friendly cum luggage van coaches the 02597/02598 Gorakhpur-Mumbai-Gorakhpur weekly Jan Sadharan will stop at Khalilabad, Basti, Gonda, Lucknow, Kanpur Central, Orai, Jhansi, Habibganj, Itarsi, Bhusaval, Igatpur & Kalyan station enroute in both the direction.

08617/08618 Ranchi-Anand Vihar Terminal-Ranchi Weekly Special

08617 Ranchi-Anand Vihar Terminal weekly special train will depart from Ranchi on every Saturday from 11.02.2018 to 10.03.2018 at 02.05 p.m. to arrive at Anand Vihar Terminal at 01.55 p.m. the next day. In the return direction 08618 Anand Vihar Terminal-Ranchi weekly special train will depart from Anand Vihar on every Sunday from 18.02.18 to 11.03.2018 at 10.50 p.m. to arrive at Ranchi at 10.30 p.m. the next day.

Comprising of One A.C. 2 Tier, One A.C. 3 Tier, Seven Sleeper class, Three general class coaches the 08617/08618 Ranchi-Anand Vihr Terminal-Ranchi Weekly Special will stop at Muri, Barkakana, Gumia, Pusro,Chandrapura, Gomoh, Koderma, Gaya, Mughalsarai, Allahabad, Kanpur Central, Tundla & Aligarh stations enroute in both the direction.


02071/02072 Mumbai-Jammu Tawi-Mumbai A.C. Superfast Special

02071 Mumbai-Jammu Tawi A.C. Superfast Special train will depart from Mumbai on 02.03.2018 at 06.45 a.m. to arrive at Jammu Tawi at 08.00 p.m. the next day. In the return direction the 02072 Jammu Tawi-Mumbai A.C. Superfast Special train will depart from Jammu Tawi on 04.03.2018 at 07.25 a.m. to arrive at Mumbai CST at 08.25 p.m. the next day.

Comprising of Thirteen A.C. 3 Tier coaches the 02071/02072 Mumbai-Jammu Tawi-Mumbai CST A.C. Superfast Special will stop at Dadar, Kalyan, Igatpur, Nasik, Bhusaval, Itarsi, Bhopal, Jhansi, Agra Cantt., Delhi Safdarjung, Ambala, Ludhiana, Jalandhar Cantt. & Pathankot Cantt. stations enroute in both the direction.
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Train No. 02198 / 02197 Jabalpur -Coimbatore - Jabalpur Special Train

train No. 02198 / 02197 Jabalpur -Coimbatore - Jabalpur Special (Weekly) and provide one additional stoppage at Kundapura (KUDA) station to clear the extra rush of passengers in co-ordination with West Central Railway . Details are as under :
Train no. 02198 / 02197 Jabalpur - Coimbatore - Jabalpur Special (Weekly)
Non – Monsoon Time Table ( From 07/04/2018 to 09/06/2018) :
Train No. 02198 Jabalpur – Coimbatore Special (Weekly) will leave from Jabalpur at 11:00 hrs on every Saturday .Train will reach Coimbatore at 03:40 hrs on third day.
Train No. 02197 Coimbatore – Jabalpur Special (Weekly) will leave from Coimbatore at 19:05 hrs on every Monday . Train will reach Jabalpur at     10: 20 hrs on third day.

Monsoon Time Table ( From 10/06/2018 to 02/07/2018) :
Train No. 02198 Jabalpur – Coimbatore Special (Weekly) will leave from Jabalpur at 11:00 hrs on every Saturday .Train will reach Coimbatore at 05:00 hrs on third day.
Train No. 02197 Coimbatore – Jabalpur Special (Weekly) will leave from Coimbatore at 19:00 hrs on every Monday. Train will reach Jabalpur at  12:45  hrs on third day.

Train will halt at Narsinghpur, Gadarwara, Pipariya, Itarsi, Harda, Khandwa, Bhusaval, Manmad, Igatpuri, Panvel, Roha, Khed, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Kankavali, Kudal, Thivim, Madgaon, Karwar, Kumta, Mookambika Road Byndoor, Kundapura, Udupi, Mulki, Manglore Jn., Kasaragod, Kanhangad, Payyanur, Kannur, Thalasaery, Vadakara, Kozhikkode, Tirur, Soranur Jn. and Palghat stations.
Composition : Total 19 Coaches = Composite ( 2 Tier AC + 3 Tier AC ) –  01 Coach, Three Tier AC – 02 Coaches, Sleeper – 10 Coaches, General – 04 Coaches, SLR – 02 Coaches.
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11 February 2018

Trains Rescheduled/ Diverted/ Regulated Due to late running of trains, Non Interlocking on North Frontier Railway / South East Central Railway

Due to late running of pairing trains the following trains are rescheduled as detailed below:-
Trains Rescheduled:

1. Train No. 12512 Thiruvananthapuram-Gorakhpur Rapti Sagar Express scheduled to depart Thiruvananthapuram at 06:15 hrs on 11th February, 2018 is rescheduled to depart at 20:00 hrs on the same day.

Sl. No. II

Due to Non-Interlocking working at Salbari station of North Frontier Railway on 18th February, 2018 the following train will diverted as detailed below:-

Trains Diverted:

1. Train No. 12510 Guwahati-Bengaluru Cantt. Kaziranga Express which will depart Guwahati on 18th February, 2018 is diverted to run via Samuktala, Alipur Duar, Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri with 2 minutes stoppage at Binnaguri station.

Sl. No. III

Due to Non-Interlocking working at Murhipur of South Eastern Railway the following train will be regulated as detailed below:-

Trains Regulated:

1. Train No. 12768 Santragachi-H.S.Nanded Express which will depart Guwahati on 21st February, 2018will be regulated for 2 hrs Enroute.
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Special trains between Shalimar-Bhanjpur-Shalimar

South Eastern Railway has decided to run five pairs of Weekly Special trains between Shalimar-Bhanjpur-Shalimar during the period from 02.03.18 to 01.04.18 and another five pairs of special trains between Bhanjpur-Puri-Bhanjpur during the period from 02.03.18 to 31.03.18.



Shalimar-Bhanjpur-Shalimar Special (5 Pairs)





The Special Train (08093) leaving Shalimar every Friday at 17:35 hrs will reach Bhanjpur at 22:45 hrs, the same day. In the return direction, the Special Train (08094) will leave Bhanjpur every Sundayat 06:15 hrs and will arrive Shalimar at 12:20 hrs, the same day.


The Special train having six General Second Class coaches will have stoppages at Santragachi, Panskura, Kharagpur, Belda, Jaleswar, Basta, Rupsa, Jugpura, Betnoti, Krishnachandrapur and Baripada between Shalimar and Bhanjpur.






Bhanjpur-Puri-Bhanjpur Special (5 Pairs)


The Special Train (08091) leaving Bhanjpur every Friday at 23:50 hrs will reach Puri at 06:30 hrs, the next day. In the return direction, the Special Train (08092) will leave Puri every Saturdayat 22:45 hrs and will arrive Bhanjpur at 04:45 hrs, the next day.



The Special train having six General Second Class coaches will have stoppages at Baripada, Betnoti, Rupsa, Balasore, Soro, Bhadrak, Jajpur-Keonjhar Road, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Khurda Road between Bhanjpur and Puri.
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SOUTHERN RAILWAY UPDATE UP TO JAN 2018

·Originating earnings: Southern railway has recorded an originating earnings of rupee 5624 crores during 2017-18 (April-Dec) against rupees 5514 crores during 2016-17(April-Dec).

·Southern Railways originating Passenger earnings were rupees 3184 crores during 2017-18 ( April-Dec) against rupees 3006 during 2016-17

(April-Dec) .

·Southern Railways Ooriginating Freight earnings were rupees 1933 crores during 2017-18 ( April-Dec) against rupees 1881 crores during 2016-17( April-Dec)

·Freight Traffic : 

Freight of 20.835 million tonnes were loaded during April-Dec 2017-18.

New stream of traffic of Pet coke, Iron-ore and Automobile traffic have been started.Bi-weekly timetabled Container have been started in coordination with CONCOR.

Developed 3 Additional freight Terminals:

§POL siding with full rake spur at BPCL / Irumpanam was commissioned o­n 22.08.2016.

§Petcoke siding for BPCL-KR/IPN was commissioned o­n 30.03.2017.

§Container siding at Ennore Port was commissioned o­n 31.03.2017.


Projects

·Under doubling with electrification, newly electrified double line section between Valadi-Ponmalai (20/Tkm) and Manapparai-Kalpattichatram (22/Tkm) were commissioned for train services with electric traction o­n 07.06.17. o­nly 25 kms are left over in this section, which will be completed shortly. Thus entire section between Chennai and Madurai will be doubled this year.


·Foundation laid for  three important doubling with electrification projects  by Shri Rajen Gohain Honble MOSR  on 23.01.2018 viz.,

1.Doubling with Electrification of  Madurai-VanchiManiyachi-Tuticorin (160 kms) at an Estimated Cost of Rs.1182.38 cr

2.Doubling with Electrification of Vanchi Maniyachchi – Tirunelveli -Nagercoil section (102 Kms) at an Estimated Cost of 1003.94 cr.

3.Doubling with Electrification of Thiruvananthapuram Central - Kanniyakumari section (86.56 Kms) at an Estimated Cost of 1431.90 cr.

The completion of these projects will give the much needed boost for development of South Tamil Nadu and Kerala.


·In tune with Hon’ble MR’s 100 per cent electrification by 2021, All major routes from Chennai – Madurai – Kanniyakumari – Trivandrum – Ernakulam – Mangalore and Shoranur – Coimbatore – Erode – Chennai are already electrified.

·In addition to these major routes, this year we are targeting to finish Erode – Karur – Tiruchchirappalli section by the end of this year and the remaining routes which are sanctioned now for electrification would soon be complete.

·Works are going o­n swiftly at Omalur – Mettur Dam (29 km) Doubling, Pattukottai – Karaikkudi (70 km) and Pattukottai – Tiruvarur (76 km) Gauge Conversion will also be completed soon.

·This year, a new Coaching Depot at Tambaram has started functioning from 07.08.2017 which has augmented the Chennai City’s facilities.

·CRS inspection in the newly converted Edamann – Punalur BG section (21 km) has been completed and will be commissioned for traffic shortly.  With this, the entire stretch of Sengottai – Kollam Gauge converted section will be available for traffic which will serve as the second line connecting the two states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

·Bi-weekly timetabled container & Tri-weekly automobile freight trains have been started in coordination with CONCOR & APL Logistics


·Train Services :


·Started  Chennai Central – Ahmedabad Humsafar Express


·Hon’ble PM flagged of Rameswaram-Faizabad Weekly ‘ShraddhaSethu’ Express via Ayodya.

·In order to clear extra rush of traffic, Southern Railway operated 1221 special trains during April-Dec 2017 as compared to 639 specials operated during Apr-Dec 2016.  Special trains were run between Chennai Egmore – Tirunelveli, Chennai Central – Kollam, Madurai – Chengalpattu, Coimbatore – Chengalpattu and various other sectors.

·During the first quarter of the year 2018 – 19 (April – June, 2018), nearly 500 summer special trains are being planned to be run to clear the extra rush of passengers.

·Southern Railway added 2060 extra coaches during Apr-Dec 2017 facilitating movement of 1.05 lakh additional passengers.

·During the recent Bus strike in TN in Jan 2018, SR reacted swiftly to the situation and came to the rescue of thousands of stranded passengers by running  extra / special services.  In Chennai Division alone, more than 13.4 lakh passengers travelled additionally.

·Starting from 12.01.2018 as Pongal Gift, the Anubhuti coach inducted in Chennai-Mysuru Shatabdi has become popular with good occupation.

·For Republic Day o­n 26.01.2018, the Anubhuti Coach will be inducted in Chennai – Coimbatore Shatabdi Express


·Passenger amenities s rly :



            Budget outlay ( 2017-18 )  :   73.96 Cr

            Expenditure uptoDec’17  :   57.54 Cr


·8 A1, 40 A and 20 B Category Stations have become Divyangjan friendly Railway stations. For Remaining Stations, works are going o­n and would be complete soon.

·Southern Railway has commissioned Emergency medical centresat23 major stations, providing medical care to needy passengers.

·To help passengers to book unreserved/season/Platform tickets quickly, UTS o­n mobile with print out facility at ATVMs/Booking counters has been enabled at 128 stations over Southern Railway.

·A new paperless ticketing system  called  ‘BOOK, ACTIVATE AND TRAVEL’  (BAAT) has been introduced for the convenience of passengers

·While all the 735 stations have been provided with toilets (MEA) ,Deluxe pay & Use Rest Rooms have been provided at 6 stations.

·A total of 115 Water vending Machines have been installed  over Southern Railway.Chennai Division-86, Madurai Division-12, Tiruchchirappalli Division-9 and Trivandurm Division-8

·Battery-Operated Cars are available at 9 Stations:  Chernnai Central, Chennai Egmore,MaduraiJn, Kozhikkode, Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Tiruchchirapalli, Coimbatore and salem

·On-Board Housekeeping Services (OBHS) are available in 85 trains over Southern Railway

·To supply quality linen, BOOT laundries are functioning at Basin Bridge and Kochuveli supplying 23.92 Tonnes of linen

·65 Stations are having outsourced Sanitation Contracts. Cleaning of Approach Roads, Circulating Areas and Station Premises are ensured by Mechanized cleaning at frequent intervals using heavy duty scrubber and driers and kept neat and tidy.

·A total of 3470 coaches in Southern Railway have been provided with bio-toilets as o­n 1.1.2018 and all coaches would have bio toilets by the end of this year.

·The Kozhikode railway station in Kerala was ranked the best in India by travellers in terms of cleanliness in a survey by a app-based travel portal ‘Travel app ixigo’.

·The concept of “Train Captain” service was introduced in six Divisions over this Railway during January -2017, for improving o­nboard passenger service and better co-ordination. Under this scheme, difficulties / grievances of the travelling public are being attended then and there and a complaint free journey is ensured

·All Women Facilitation Centres  arefunctional at Chennai Central, Chennai Egmore, Trichy, Coimbatore, Madurai, Calicut and Trivandrum Railway stations to help lone women passengers with adequate privacy and facility for women passengers to feed their infants. The centre is manned by Women staff of Commercial and RPF round the clock.

·So far, 23 major stations over Southern Railway viz., Chennai Central, Chennai Egmore, Nungambakkam, Tambaram, Chengalpattu,Arakkonam, Katpadi , Villupuram, Kumbakonam, Tanjavur, Tiruchchirappalli, Ernakulam ,Kollam, Trivandrum Central, Mangalore, Coimbatore,Thrissur,Kozhikkode, Madurai, Rameswaram, Coonoor, Udagamandalam and Mettupalayamhave been provided with  free Wi-Fi facilities.

·Public Grievances : Southern Railway stood first in reduction of public complaints upto October 17 this year.

·GREEN INITIATIVES : Southern Railway has taken several noteworthy initiatives to conserve energy as under:

a.Agreement with Energy Efficiency Services Ltd.(EESL) for implementing Energy efficiency programme at A1,A and C category stations.

b.BLDC fans and energy efficient 5 star rated inverted based air conditioners to be provided in place of conventional equipments.

c.SR has an ambitious plan to provide LED lightings at all 735 stations by March 2018 of which 558  small stations already have LED lighting.

·Golden Rock Work Shop was the first repair workshop to obtain ISO 9001 certification in Indian Railway. The workshop also received Certification for Energy Management system ISO 50001

·Focusing o­n conservation of water in coaching depots of Chennai, Water Recycling Plant has been commissioned at Basin Bridge and Gopalsamy Nagar in Chennai.  On an average, 160 million litres of water is saved, saving Rs.96 lakhs annually on procurement from metro water.

·Rain water harvesting facility has been provided at Thalassery,Kozhikode and Palakkad

·SAFETY : All Unmanned LCs of all routes will be eliminated by September 2018. 52 LCs have been eliminated so far.

·All Unmanned LCs o­n A, B, and C routes of Southern Railway will be eliminated by March 2018.

·To provide additional layers of safety in fully automatic signalling sections, Train Protection and Warning System (TPWS) has been facilitated in Chennai –Gummidipoondi and Chennai – Arakkonam sections.  82 EMU trains operated in these sections have been fitted with this enhanced safety system.

·SECURITY : All India RPF Security Helpline No.182 is functional in Southern Railway from December 2014 o­nwards. During the year 2017-18 (upto September), 404 complaints were received from the passengers and the same were redressed o­n real time basis.

An All Women Facilitation Centre is functional at Chennai Central, Chennai Egmore, Trichy, Coimbatore, Madurai, Calicut and Trivandrum Railway stations to help lone women passengers with adequate privacy and facility for women passengers to feed their infants. The centre is manned by Women staff of Commercial and RPF round the clock.

Twitter complaint redressal: Passenger complaints received through twitter are being redressed by RPF/S.Rly.
On an average,370 Mail/ExpressTrains including Suburban Trains are escorted daily with 956 RPF staff.  Maximum night trains are escorted by RPF/GRP personnel.
04 Ladies special EMUs are escorted by Women RPF staff called “SakthiPadai’ andladies coaches of 08 Express trains are escorted by Women RPSF personnel. Further, ladies coaches of 137 EMU trains running between 18.00 hrs and 06.00 hrs are also escorted by men RPF personnel.
Three platoons including o­ne “Mahila Platoon of RPSF”is being deployed for strengthening of passenger security especially for Women passengers.
·Enhancement of security to Suburban Rail passengers: 306 new digital cameras were installed in 7 stations viz. Chennai Central (98 nos.), Chennai Egmore (80 nos), Tambaram (48 nos.), Basin Bridge (28 nos.), Tiruvallur (16 nos.), Chennai Beach (16 nos.), Mambalam (8 Nos.) and Moore Market Complex (12 nos.),  thus covering the entire platform and concourse area of these stations for the first time.  In addition, 42 new digital CC TV cameras were introduced at KPD, thus ensuring full coverage of KPD station for the first time.
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CHENNAI LOCAL TRAIN INTRODUCTION OF 12 CAR EMU SERVICES IN CHENNAI - TIRUTTANI SECTION

A 12 car rake has been introduced in MMC – Arakkonam / Tiruttani section.The rake will be utilised to run the following services.



1.Train No.43008 Avadi – MMC EMU local, scheduled to leave Avadi at 05.25 hrs.

2.Train No.43405 MMC - Arakkonam EMU local, scheduled to leave MMC at 06.45 hrs.

3.Train No.43414 Arakkonam – MMC EMU local, scheduled to leave Arakkonam at 08.55 hrs.

4.Train No.43411 MMC - Arakkonam EMU local, scheduled to leave MMC at 11.05 hrs.

5.Train No.43420 Arakkonam – MMC EMU local, scheduled to leave Arakkonam at 13.50 hrs.

6.Train No.43419 MMC - Arakkonam EMU local, scheduled to leave MMC at 16.00 hrs.

7.Train No.43426 Arakkonam – MMC EMU local, scheduled to leave Arakkonam at 18.10 hrs.

8.Train No.43517 MMC - Tiruttani EMU local, scheduled to leave MMC at 20.20 hrs.

9.Train No.43556 Tiruttani - Arakkonam EMU local, scheduled to leave Tiruttani at 23.00 hrs.

10.*Train No.43844 Arakkonam – Avadi EMU fast local, scheduled to leave Arakkonam at 23.20 hrs. (revised timings).





*Change in nature and timings of train service



Hitherto, Train No.43844 Arakkonam – Avadi EMU local was running as a service with stoppage at all stations, leaving Arakkonam at 21.55 hrs. and reaching Avadi at 23.10 hrs.



That has been changed.Train No.43844 Arakkonam – Avadi EMU local has been converted as a fast local and the timings revised.



Henceforth, Train No.43844 Arakkonam – Avadi EMU fast local, will leave Arakkonam at 23.20 hrs. and reach Avadi at 00.15 hrs.Enroute, the train will stop at Thiruvalangadu (23.30 hrs.), Kadambattur (23.40 hrs.) and Thiruvallur (23.44 hrs.) railway stations o­nly.

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DELHI METRO TEST RUNS COMMENCE ON THE PINK LINE BETWEEN I.P. EXTENSION AND MAUJPUR

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) today started test runs on the 10.47 kms stretch between the I.P. Extension and Maujpur elevated section of the upcoming 59 kms long Majlis Park - Shiv Vihar corridor (Line 7) of Phase-III, also known as the Pink Line. The Test Runs were flagged off by Dr. Mangu Singh, Managing Director, DMRC.

During these test runs, the interface of the Metro train will be checked to ensure that there is no physical infringement with civil infrastructure during the movement of the train on the track and also testing of various subsystems of coaches shall be done.

The new signaling technology known as Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) will be implemented on this corridor and will undergo rigorous testing in stages. The response of the train at different speeds, braking of the train and the interconnection with the Operations Control Centre (OCC) will also be monitored during the trials. The behavior of the track system and the Over Head Electrification (OHE) will be checked repeatedly.

This section from I.P. Extension - Maujpur consists of 09 elevated stations i.e. I.P. Extension, Anand Vihar, Karkardooma, Karkardooma Court, Krishna Nagar, East Azad Nagar, Welcome, Jaffrabad and Maujpur Station.

The trains for this section have already arrived and are stabled at Vinod Nagar Depot. This depot is equipped with 4 inspection bay lines, 2 workshop lines. Total 32 trains can be stabled in this depot. To minimize the occupation of land, this depot is constructed with a double deck system, in which the stabling yard has been created on both decks.

Interchange Facility on this Section

This section has three interchange stations at Anand Vihar, Karkardooma and Welcome. The facility of interchange of Metro trains between line7 & line 3/4 is available at Anand Vihar and at Karkarduma Station and between line7 & line 1 at Welcome Station. The Maujpur Station is a four (4) track station having provision of connection from Maujpur to Mukundpur, a corridor proposed in Phase-IV of Delhi Metro project.



Special Spans

This section between I.P Extension and Maujpur consists of 5 Special Spans including 2 Steel Spans over existing DMRC Red line(Line 1) and Northern Railway track between Welcome & Shahdara.

Cantilever Construction (CLC) Spans of lengths total 255 mtr over Anand Vihar Railway Yard and Main line tracks were constructed over running track with 25 KVA OHE System.

Sharp Curves

Due to uneven twist and turns in this alignment, Delhi Metro had to construct as many as 10 curves on this stretch that passes through very congested areas like  I.P. Extension, Anand Vihar, Welcome, Seelampur, Jaffrabad and Maujpur.



Curves of less than 300 meters of radius are considered “Sharp Curves” in Urban Rail Construction. The work of building sharp curves requires great deal of engineering skills and several factors have to be kept in mind while designing special segments/spans at the concerned turn/juncture. DMRC had to form especially dedicated beds in its casting yard for casting of special segments. The segments were constructed according to the already defined ”radius of curvature” and then put on the viaduct.

Cantilever piers and portals were constructed at appropriate places to provide smooth transition for the curves, wherever required to take care of the shifted alignment due to curvature.

Earlier DMRC had constructed sharpest broad gauge curve on its elevated section in Gurgaon near IFFCO Chowk with at radius of 282.05 meters in Phase II and 242 meters curve on standard gauge between Okhla and Jamia in Phase III.

Other challenges faced by DMRC during construction

As part of Delhi Metro’s one of the most challenging corridors of Phase 3, the construction of this section had to be completed by managing heavy traffic at various points on the Patparganj, Anand Vihar, Welcome, Jaffrabad and Maujpur.

The construction in running drain, land acquisition at Patparganj, Anand Vihar, Welcome, Jaffrabad and Maujpur also posed a bottleneck during construction.

Major utility diversions like shifting of water pipelines at Jaffrabad were avoided by re-aligning of station foundations. Electrical installations were shifted for the construction of Anand Vihar ISBT station.
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Clean My Coach is Now Coach Mitra

‘Clean My Coach’ scheme, for any cleaning requirement in the coach, passenger can send a message through mobile (SMS) on a specified mobile number.  Alternatively, passenger can also use an android app or webpage for logging the request.

‘Clean My Coach’ service is now being upgraded to ‘Coach Mitra’ facility which is a single window interface to register coach related requirements of passengers such as cleaning, disinfection, linen, train lighting, air conditioning and watering of coaches. ‘Coach Mitra’ facility has been introduced in about 800 pairs of trains.

More than 71,000 service requests were received from April, 2017 to December, 2017. Nearly   90 % of those service requests were attended.

Posters / Stickers are displayed inside the coach near main gate / doorway to make the passengers aware about the facility.
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