Now Ahmedabad-Mumbai Duranto Express to run daily


Ministry of Railways have decided to increase the frequency of 12268/12267 Ahmedabad-Mumbai Central Duranto Express from Tri-weekly to daily w.e.f. 26th April,2012 ex. Ahmedabad and w.e.f.27th April,2012ex Mumbai Central.

Train No. 12267 Mumbai Central-Ahmedabad Duranto Express departs from Mumbai Central at 23.25 hrs to arrive Ahmedabad at 06.00 hrs. Similarly, Train No.12268 Ahmedabad-Mumbai Central Duranto Express leaves Ahmedabad at 23.45 hrs to reach Mumbai Central at 06.15 hrs, the next day.
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6 Night Blocks between Vasind and Asangaon


NIGHT TRAFFIC BLOCKS BETWEEN VASIND AND ASANGAON
Central Railway will operate 6 Night Traffic Blocks between Vasind and Asangaon stations
for working of Plasser Quick Relaying System (PQRS) o­n Up Line between Vasind and Asangaon as under –
o­n UP LINE BETWEEN VASIND AND ASANGAON FROM 23.20 HRS TO 02.20 HRS
o­n 24/25.4.2012 (Tuesday-Wednesday Night), 27/28.4.2012 (Friday-Saturday Night), 1/2.5.2012
(Tuesday-Wednesday Night), 4/5.5.2012 (Friday-Saturaday Night), 7/8.5.2012 (Monday-Tuesday Night)
and 10/11.5.2012 (Thursday-Friday Night).  

REPERCUSSIONS -
CANCELLATION / PARTIAL CANCELLATION OF SUBURBAN SERVICES
o­n 24.4.2012, 27.4.2012, 1.5.2012, 4.5.2012, 7.5.2012 AND 10.5.2012.
AN-29 Asangaon local leaving CST at 21.41 hrs will run upto Titwala i.e. remain cancelled between
Titwala and Asangaon. KAN-2 Kalyan Local leaving Asangaon at 23.55 hrs will remain cancelled.

ADDITIONAL HALTS FOR MAIL/EXPRESS TRAINS
o­n 24.4.2012, 27.4.2012, 1.5.2012, 4.5.2012, 7.5.2012 AND 10.5.2012.  
Train No. 11015 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Gorakhpur Express will halt at all stations between
Titwala and Asangaon stations for the benefit of commuters of Asangaon local cancelled partially
between Titwala and Asangaon.

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RAILWAY PROVIDES EXTENSION TO THE EXPERIMENTAL STOPPAGE OF TRAINS UPTO 31.12.2012




For the convenience of rail passengers,Railway has provided extension to the period of experimental stoppages (with effect from the date of introduction of the stoppage as denoted against the under-mentioned trains) up to 31.12.2012:



S.No

Train No.

Train Name

Divn.

Stoppage

With effect from

1

2015/2016

Ajmer Shatabdi

Delhi

Gurgaon

05.05.2008

2

4311/4312

Ala Hazrat Exp.

Moradabad

Milak

01.03.2008

3

4257/4258

Kashi Vishwanath Exp

Lucknow

Tilhar

24.04.2008

4

3009/3010

Dehradun-Howrah Exp.

Lucknow

Bilwai

01.05.2008

5

2053/2054

Janshatabdi Exp.

Ambala

Jagadhari

15.07.2008

6

4211/4212

New Delhi-AgraIntercity

Delhi

Tughlakabad

06.08.2008

7

4211/4212

New Delhi-AgraIntercity

Delhi

Asaoti

06.08.2008

8

3005/3006

Howrah-Amritsar Mail

Lucknow

Janghai

01.09.2008

9

4203/4204

Intercity Exp.

Lucknow

Janghai

01.09.2008

10

4312/4322

Ala Hazrat Exp.

Moradabad

Pilukhwa

19.09.2008

11

4207/4208

Padmavat Exp.

Lucknow

Jais

28.09.2008

12

4095/4096

Himalayan Queen

Delhi

Samalakha

01.10.2008

13

2497/2498

Shan-e-Punjab

Delhi

Karnal

01.10.2008

14

3049/3050

Amritsar-Howrah Exp.

Moradabad

Aonla

02.10.2008

15

2459/2460

New Delhi-Amritsar Exp.

Ambala

Ambala City

20.10.2008

16

2925/2926

Pashchim Exp.

Ambala

Ambala City

20.10.2008

17

2057/2058

Janshatabdi Exp.

Ambala

Mohali

08.11.2008

18

4321/4322

Ala Hazrat Exp.

Moradabad

Milak

25.12.2008

19

3237/3238

Patna-MathuraExp.

Lucknow

Jaunpur

01.01.2009

20

4115/4116

Allahabad-Haridwar Exp.

Moradabad

Rampur

01.01.2009

S.No

Train No.

Train Name

Divn.

Stoppage

With effect from

21

4609/4610

Hemkunt Exp.

Ferozepur

Hira Nagar

26.01.2009

22

4854

Marudhar Exp.

Lucknow

Babatpur

14.02.2009

23

4864

Marudhar Exp.

Lucknow

Babatpur

14.02.2009

24

2225/2226

Kafiyat Exp.

Lucknow

Rudauli

15.02.2009

25

1107/1108

Bundel Khand Exp

Lucknow

Ugrasenpur

15.02.2009

26

1077/1078

Jhelm Exp.

Delhi

Samalakha

25.02.2009

27

4731/4732

Delhi-Bhatinda Exp.

Delhi

Samalakha

25.02.2009

28

4645/4646

Shalimar Exp

Ferozepur

Ghagwal

01.03.09

29

4609/4610

Hemkunt

Ferozepur

Ghagwal

01.03.09

30

2919/2920

Malwa Exp.

Ferozepur

Mukerian

01.03.09

31

1077/1078

Jhelum Exp.

Delhi

Gharaunda

02.03.09

32

2413/2414

Jammu AjmerExpress

Delhi

Karnal

02.03.09

33

2553/2554

Vaishali Exp

Delhi

Ghaziabad

02.03.09

34

9105/9106

Ahmedabad Mail

Delhi

Naya Ghaziabad

02.03.09

35

2005/2006

Kalka Shabadi

Delhi

Kurukshetra

15.12.09

36

4203/4204

Varanasi-Lucknow Intercity

Lucknow

Dandupur

01.05.10

37

5635/5636

Guwahati-Okha Dwarka Exp.

Lucknow

Faizabad

02.07.10

38

3308

Ganga Satluj Exp.

Lucknow

Patranga

01.07.10

39

3151

Sealdeah Exp.

Lucknow

Sohawal

01.07.10

40

4369/4370

Triveni exp.

Lucknow

Ramchaura Road

01.07.10

41

2053/2054

Janshatabdi Exp.

Ferozepur

Phagwara

22.08.10

42

4853/4854
4863/4864
4865/4866

Marudhar Exp.

Lucknow

Unnao

01.10.10

43

5016

Yeshwantpur-GKP Exp.

Lucknow

Unnao

01.10.10

44

2459/2460

Amritsar-New Delhi Intercity

Ambala

Sirhind

01.10.10

45

2033/2034

New Delhi-Kanpur Shatabdi

Delhi

Ghaziabad

20.10.10

46

2455/2456

A/C Exp.

Ambala

Abohar

01.04.11

47

15035/36

Uttaranchal S.Kranti. Exp.

Moradabad

Amroha

10.05.11

48

12225/26

Kaifiat Exp.

Lucknow

Bara Banki

01.07.11

S.No

Train No.

Train Name

Divn.

Stoppage

With effect from

49

12325/26

Nangaldam-Kolkata Exp.

Ambala

Ropar

16.07.11

50

13237/38

Patna-Mathura Exp.

Lucknow

Unnao

17.07.11

51

18191/92

Utsarg Exp.

52

12498

Shan-e-Punjab

Delhi

Kurukshetra

15.09.11

53

14546/45

Saharanpur-Farukhnagar Express

Delhi

Sultanpur Kaliawas Halt

10.11.11

54

51915/16

Delhi-Farukhnagar Passr

Delhi

Sultanpur Kaliawas Halt

10.11.11

55

12919/20

Malwa Exp.

Delhi

Kurukshetra

20.11.11

56

13019/20

Howrah-Godam Bagh

Moradabad

Hardoi

01.12.11

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Ranchi-Delhi railway journey to be shorter & faster soon


 Soon journey from Ranchi to Delhi will be shorter and faster. New railway tracks, which are being laid on a stretch of 1,300 km on the Ranchi-Delhi main line, will enable Delhi-bound trains to cover the distance at a shorter period.The new links will join the existing Daltonganj-Delhi line and will not only reduce the journey time by about three hours, but also the distance by around 200 km. The projects are expected to be completed around February 2013."Work is going on in full swing. The new rail line will not only reduce journey time, it will also lessen pressure on the existing rail lines in Jharkhand. This is a Rs 1,981-crore (sanctioned cost) project of which 66% will be shared by the state government and 34% by the railways," said Ranchi divisional railway manager, G Malaya."It will also enable congestion free movement of trains," Malaya added. At present many local trains need to be stopped at various stations because of congestion.A Ranchi division railway official said around 40% of the 79-km Koderma-Hazaribag, 58-km Hazaribag-Barkakana, 63-km Barkakana-Ranchi, 107-km Koderma-Giridih, 66-km Dumka-Rampurhat, 44-km Lohardaga-Toi, 42-km Shivpur-Tori and 14-km Koderma-Tilya rail links have already been constructed. There are three routes to Delhi from Ranchi. To join the existing Daltonganj-Delhi main line, all Delhi-bound trains pass through Muri, 50 km away, and also through Muri and Barkakana."Now trains will not have to take the Muri and Barkakana route. They will be diverted through Lohardaga and Tori (a railway station between Barkakana and Daltonganj) thus saving around 200 km travel," said a railway official. Similarly, freight transport will also become faster.Half of the rail lines are located here in the valleys. But not only tough terrains deter construction activities, in districts like Latehar and Lohardaga rebels rule the roost and have disrupted the ongoing construction works many a times.Latehar deputy commissioner, Rahul Purwar, said, "Not only railways, other works are also targeted by rebels. Thankfully, things are not as bad as they once used to be and security has been beefed up."Since January 2011, over 20 incidents of vandalism, arson and abduction have been reported at railway construction sites in Lohardaga and Latehar districts.The railways have time and again approached the Jharkhand police for protection. "Though they have been accommodative, more needs to be done from their side," said an official, who is monitoring these projects."We seek more cooperation in areas of blasting of rocks for construction of railway lines. Only after we receive timely cooperation can we complete projects on time," he added.Lohardaga SP Jitendra Kumar Singh claimed much has been done to check rebel atrocities. "We provided elaborate security after incidents of arson and abduction of construction staff were reported. Work is going on smoothly now," the SP added.As these railway lines will connect remote villages with the state capital, it will also affect the socio-economic scenario of the area. Villagers who need to pay Rs 70 for coming to Ranchi from Lohardaga, will now pay only Rs 14.
Ranchi: Soon journey from Ranchi to Delhi will be shorter and faster. New railway tracks, which are being laid on a stretch of 1300km on Ranchi-Delhi main line, will enable Delhi-bound trains to cover the distance at a shorter period.
The new links will join the existing Daltonganj-Delhi line. It will not only reduce the journey time by about three hours, the distance too will be reduced by around 200 km. The scheduled time to complete these projects is around February 2013.
"Work is going on in full swing. The new rail line will not only reduce journey time, it will also lessen pressure on the existing rail lines in Jharkhand. This is a Rs 1,981 crore (sanctioned cost) project of which 66% will be shared by the state government and 34% by the railways," said Ranchi divisional railway manager G Malaya.
"It will also enable congestion free movement of trains," Malaya added. At present many local trains needs to be stopped at various railway stations due to heavy traffic congestion.
A Ranchi division railway official said around 40% of 79km long Koderma-Hazaribagh, 58km Hazaribagh-Barkakana, 63km Barkakana-Ranchi, 107km Koderma-Giridih, 66km Dumka-Rampurhat, 44km Lohardaga-Toi, 42km Shivpur-Tori and 14km Koderma-Tilya rail links have already been constructed. There are three routes to Delhi from Ranchi. To join the existing Daltonganj-Delhi main line, all Delhi-bound trains pass through Muri, 50 km away and also through Muri and Barkakana.
"Now trains will not have to take the Muri and Barkakana route. They will be diverted through Lohardaga and Tori (a railway station between Barkakana and Daltonganj) thus saving around 200 km travel," said a railway official. Similarly, freight transport will also become fast.
Half of the rail lines are located here in the valleys. But not only tough terrains deter construction activities, in districts like Latehar and Lohardaga rebels rule the roost and have disrupted the ongoing construction works many a times.
Latehar deputy commissioner Rahul Purwar said, "Not only railways, other works are also targeted by rebels. Thankfully, things are not as bad as they once used to be and security has been beefed up." Since January 2011, over 20 incidents of vandalism, arson and abduction have been reported at railway construction sites in Lohardaga and Latehar districts.
The railways have time and again approached the Jharkhand police for protection. "Though they have been accommodative, more needs to be done from their side," said an official, who is monitoring these projects. "In terms of blasting of rocks for construction of railway line we seek more cooperation. Only after we receive timely cooperation we can complete the projects on time," he added.
Lohardaga SP Jitendra Kumar Singh claimed much has been done to check atrocities of rebels. "We have provided elaborate security arrangements after incidents of arson and abduction of construction staff were reported. Work is going on smoothly now," the SP added.
As these railway lines will connect remote villages with the state capital, it will also affect socio-economic scenario. Villagers who need to pay Rs 70 for coming to Ranchi from Lohardaga, can come to Ranchi by train by paying a fare of Rs 14.
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Changes in platform schedule of trains


 Owing to the construction of washable aprons on platform number 7 of Allahabad railway junction, there would be no movement of trains on this platform from April 23 to June 6. As a result, trains scheduled to arrive on this platform would be diverted to other platforms of the junction.
The changes include: train numbers 11093 Mahanagri Express, 11045 Deeksha Bhoomi Express, 14259 Rameshwaram-Varanasi Express, 12670 Ganga-Cauvery Express, and 16359 Eranakulum-Patna Express would now reach platform 10 instead of platform number 7.
Further, train numbers 13201 Rajendra Nagar-LTT Express, 14126 Saryu Express, 18201,18205 Durg-Nautanva Express, 14209/14210 Lucknow-Vindhyachal Express and 14005 Lichchavi Express would also now arrive at platform 10.
Also, train number 12295 Sanghamitra Express, whose arrival time is about 2:00am, and 11071 Kamayani Express, would now reach platform number 2, while train numbers 12561/12562 Swatantra Senani Express and 12791 Secundrabad-Patna Express would now arrive at platform 8.
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Traffic diversion plan on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg and ITO cross road


For the construction of the upcoming ITO Metro station (under ground) on the Central Secretariat - Kashmere Gate line of Phase III , the traffic
diversion is planed on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg and ITO cross road (Agrawal Chowk) with effect from 21st April 2012.

The diversion will be done in a phased manner during the construction of the said station. The significant points for the diversion are as follows:

 1. The barricading will be put up on the night of 20th April 2012. Traffic trials will be done on the week days to see the traffic pattern.

 1. The traffic going from ITO towards Delhi Gate will be diverted on DDU Marg, Vishnu Digambhar Marg and Kotla Marg. The traffic coming from Delhi Gate to ITO will not be affected.

 1. The DDU Marg, Vishnu Digambhar Marg and Kotla Marg have been widened for the traffic movement.

 1. About 20 trained traffic marshals are being deputed to manage the traffic along with traffic police.

 1. Ample signage for road diversion, parking etc are being put up for the guidance of public.

 1. To enable the smooth flow of traffic, the parking along the Kotla Roadwill not be permitted.

 1. The bus stop at BSZ Marg (in front of Post Office) will be shifted on Kotla Marg.

 1. The Traffic Diversion Plans have been made with the help of specialized traffic consultants such as Mr Jeevan Mattoo and M/s TPA consultants with the approval of the Delhi Traffic Police.

 1. The traffic plans have been designed to ensure that within the existing site constraints the public inconvenience is minimized to the maximum extent possible.
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Special Train to clear Extra rush of traffic during Jhira Pragat Samagam at Bidar


In order to clear the rush of passengers during the forthcoming celebrations of 500th Year of Jheera Pragat Samagam at Bidar the South Central Railway will run a special train between Amritsar to Bidar as follows:-
Accordingly, Train No.04610 Amritsar-BidarSpecial train will departAmritsar at 14 50 hrs o­n23rd,27th , 30thApril, 2012 and arrive Bidarat 08.30 hrs o­n the second day.In the return direction Train No. 04609 Bidar-Amritsar special train will depart Bidar at 05.00 hrs o­n 26th, 30th , April and 3rdMay,2012.and arrive Amritsar o­n the second day.
Enroute this train will stop at Jalandar, Ludhiana, Sirhind, Ambala, Panbari, New Delhi, Palwal, Agra Cant, Jhansi,Bhopal, Itarsi, Nagpur, Balharshah, Kazipet, Secunderabad and Vikarabad. These trains will have Eighteen coaches viz. Two AC III tier, Eleven Sleeper coaches, Three General second class and Two Second class Luggage cum break vans..
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CHANGES IN DAYS OF TRAIN SERVICES AND TRAIN NUMBERS CONSEQUENT TO INCREASE IN ADVANCE RESERVATION PERIOD TO 120 DAYS


Days of service to be converted from 6 days a week to Daily
Consequent to change in advance reservation period to 120 days, T.No.12685/12686 Chennai Central – Mangalore – Chennai Central Expresses now running 6 days a week will be converted as a Daily Express with effect from 20.8.2012 from Mangalore and 21.8.2012 from Chennai Central.

Change in days of service
1)T.No. 22604 Villupuram – Kharagpur Weekly Express now leaving Villupuram on Mondays will leave on Tuesdays w.e.f. 21.8.2012.

2)T.No.22603 Kharagpur – Villupuram Weekly Express now leaving Kharagpur on Wednesdays will leave on Thursdays w.e.f. 23.8.2012.

3)T.No.16043 Puducherry – Mangalore Weekly Express now leaving Puducherry on Tuesdays will leave on Fridays w.e.f. 17.8.2012.

4)T.No.16044 Mangalore – Puducherry Weekly Express now leaving Mangalore on Mondays will leave on Saturdays w.e.f. 18.8.2012.

Change in Train Numbers
Train No. and Name
Train No.
w.e.f.
Existing
Revised
Puducherry – Mangalore Weekly Express (Fri)
16043
16855
17.8.2012
Mangalore – Puducherry Weekly Express (Sat)
16044
16856
18.8.2012
Chennai Central – New Jalpaiguri Weekly Exp (Wed)
12753
22611
15.8.2012
New Jalpaiguri – Chennai Central Weekly Exp (Fri)
12754
22612
17.8.2012
Chennai Central – Haldia Weekly Exp (Thu)
12755
22613
16.8.2012
Haldia – Chennai Central Weekly Exp (Sat)
12756
22614
18.8.2012
Coimbatore – Tirupati Tri-weekly Exp (Tue, Fri, Sun)
12758
22616
17.8.2012
Tirupati – Coimbatore Tri-weekly Exp (Wed,Sat,Mon)
12757
22615
18.8.2012
Tirupati – Yesvantpur Tri-weekly Exp (Tue, Fri, Sun)
12544
22618
17.8.2012
Yesvantpur – Tirupati Tri-weekly Exp (Wed,Sat, Mon)
12543
22617
18.8.2012
Tirunelveli – Bilaspur Weekly Exp (Sun)
12788
22620
19.8.2012
Bilaspur – Tirunelveli Weekly Exp (Tue)
12787
22619
21.8.2012
Rameswaram – Kanniyakumari Tri-weekly Exp (Mon,Thu,Sat)
12789
22621
18.8.2012
Kanniyakumari – Rameswaram Tri-weekly Exp (Tue, Fri, Sun)
12790
22622
19.8.2012
Madurai – Chennai Egmore Bi-weekly Exp (Thu, Sat)
12794
22624
18.8.2012
Chennai Egmore – Madurai Bi-weekly Exp (Fri, Sun)
12793
22623
19.8.2012

CHANGE IN COMPOSITION OF TRAINS

T.No.16043/16044 Puducherry – Mangalore – Puducherry Weekly Expresses will be renumbered as T.No.16855/16856 and the composition changed as follows w.e.f. 17.8.2012 from Puducherry and 18.8.2012 from Mangalore.

Present composition: 1 First AC-cum-AC 2-tier, 2 AC 2-tier, 1 AC 3-tier, 12 Sleeper Class, 4 General Second Class and 2 Luggage-cum-brake van coaches.

Revised composition: 1 AC 2-tier, 1 AC 3-tier, 6 Sleeper Class, 6 General Second Class and 2 Luggage-cum-brake van coaches.

AUGMENTATION OF TRAINS

            The following Express/Passenger trains will be permanently augmented as follows.

1)T.No.22601/22602 Chennai Central – Sainagar Shirdi – Chennai Central Weekly Expresses will be augmented with 1 AC 3-tier and 1 Sleeper Class coaches w.e.f. 9.5.2012 from Chennai and 11.5.2012 from Sainagar Shirdi.

2)T.No.56640/56641 Mangalore – Verna – Mangalore Passengers will be augmented with6 Second Class Sitting coaches w.e.f. 30.4.2012 from Mangalore and Verna.

AUGMENTATION OF NILGIRI EXPRESS

In order to clear the high waitlist position during the ensuing summer season, T.No.12671/12672 Chennai Central – Mettupalayam – Chennai Central Nilgiri Expresses will be augmented with one First AC cum AC 2-tier coach w.e.f. from 25.4.2012 from Chennai and 26.4.2012 from Mettupalayam for a period of one month upto 24.5.2012 in either direction.10 First AC and 20 AC 2-tier berths will be available due to this augmentation.
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AUGMENTATION OF TRAINS


The train no. 14205/14206 Faizabad- Delhi Express train will beaugmented by One additional Ist A.C. Cum A.C. 2 Tierand one general sleeper class coaches on temporary basis from 23.4.2012 to 30.6.2012 from Faizabad andfrom26.4.2012 to 3.7.2012 from Delhi Jn.

The train no. 14208/14207 Delhi- Pratapgarh Padmavat Express train will beaugmented by One additional Ist A.C. Cum A.C. 2 Tier and one general sleeper class coaches on temporary basis from 24.4.2012 to 01.7.2012 from Delhi Jn. andfrom25.4.2012 to 2.7.2012 from Pratapgarh.

The train no. 14014/14013Delhi Jn.-Sultanpur Sadbhawna Express train will beaugmented by One additional general sleeper class coach on temporary basis from 23.4.2012 to 25.6.2012 from Delhi Jn. andfrom24.4.2012 to 26.6.2012 from Sultanpur.

The train no. 14018/14017 Delhi Jn.- Muzaffarpur Sadbhawan Express train will beaugmented by One additionalgeneral sleeper class coach on temporary basis from 25.4.2012 to 27.6.2012 from Delhi Jn. andfrom27.4.2012 to 29.6.2012 from Muzaffarpur.

The train no. 12450/12449 Hazrat Nizamuddin-Madgaon Goa Sampark Kranti Express train will beaugmented by One additionalA.C. 3 Tier coach on temporary basis from 23.4.2012 to 30.6.2012 from Hazrat Nizamuddinandfrom25.4.2012 to 3.7.2012 from Madgaon.

The train no. 14524/14523 Ambala Cantt.- Muzaffarpur Harihar Express train will beaugmented by One additional general sleeper class coach on temporary basis from 24.4.2012 to 30.6.2012 from Ambala Cantt. Faizabad and from 26.4.2012 to 2.7.2012 from Muzaffarpur.

The train no. 12233/12234Lucknow –New DelhiA.C. Express train will beaugmented by One additional A.C. 2 Tier coach from 24.4.2012 to 29.6.2012 from Lucknow and from 25.4.2012 to 30.6.2012 from New Delhi & One additional A.C. 3 Tier coach from 25.4.2012 to 30.6.2012 from New Delhi and 27.4.2012 to 1.7.2012 from Lucknow.

The train no. 12271/12272Lucknow-New Delhi Duronto Express train will beaugmented by One additional A.C. 2 Tier coach from 23.4.2012 to 30.6.2012 from Lucknow and from 24.4.2012 to 1.7.2012 from New Delhi & One additional A.C. 3 Tier coach from 24.4.2012 to 29.6.2012 from New Delhi and 26.4.2012 to 30.6.2012 from Lucknow.

The train no. 12237/12238Varanasi-Jammu Tawi Express train will beaugmented by One additional A.C. 3 Tier coach on temporary basis from 23.4.2012 to 30.6.2012 from Varanasi andfrom24.4.2012 to 1.7.2012 from Jammu Tawi.
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MEGA BLOCK o­n 22.4.2012

No Mega Block will be operated o­n CST Mumbai – Kalyan main line , CST Mumbai – Panvel Harbour line and Thane – Vashi / Nerul Trans Harbour line of Central Railway o­n Sunday 22.4.2012.   However due to operation of Mega Block by Western Railway o­n Up and Down Harbour Line between Mahim and Andheri stations from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm o­n Sunday 22.4.2012, following services will remain cancelled during the block period: -  Down Harbour line services for Bandra/Andheri leaving CST from 10.20 am to 3.49 pm Up Harbour line services for CST Mumbai leaving Bandra/Andheri from 10.45 am to 3.45 pm Andheri local leaving Panvel at 10.47 am & Panvel local leaving Andheri at 12.25 pm
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HIGH LEVEL CO-ORDINATION MEETING ON SECURITY IN SOUTHERN RAILWAY


A high level coordination meeting of the senior police officials of the states of Tamilnadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh with the senior officials of the Railway Protection Force,Government Railway Police and senior officials of Southern Railway was held today (20.04.2012) at the Southern Railway Headquarters office in Chennai. The meeting was presided over by Shri Deepak Krishan, General Manager, Southern Railway.

Various security related issues like drugging of passengers on trains, snatching of jewellery and theft of the belongings of passengers were discussed with focus on keeping Southern Railway free from major organised crimes. Safety and security of women passengers on trains was also emphasised.

The need for constant exchange of crime intelligence between the GRP, local police and RPF for effective preventive action against crimes on Railways, terrorist attacks and extremist activities was also stressed. The meeting also discussed aspects of visible policing and access control at important stations over Southern Railway. It was decided to form Inter State Police / RPF teams for investigating cases with inter state ramifications and to unearth inter state criminal gangs.

Shri R. Sekar, IPS, ADGP/Railways/Tamilnadu, Shri V.S.K.Kaumudi, IPS, ADGP, Andhra Pradesh, Shri S.Aananthakrishnan, IPS, IGP/Internal Security/Kerala, Shri. B. Srikantappa, IPS, DIG/Railways/Karnataka,Shri V.K. Dhaka, DIG & Chief Security Commissioner, RPF, Southern Railway, Shri B. Mohan, IG & Chief Security Commissioner/RPF, South Central Railway, Principal HODs of Southern Railway and Senior Government Railway Police and Railway Protection Force Officers participated in the high-level coordination meeting.


Photo Caption: Shri Deepak Krishan, General Manager, Southern Railway addressing the High Level Co-ordination Meeting. Dr. G. Narayanan, Addl. General Manager, Southern Railway, Shri V.K. Dhaka, Chief Security Commissioner/RPF, Southern Railway, Shri A.N. Sinha, Addl. Chief Security Commissioner/Southern Railway and Shri N.K. Prasad, Chief Personnel Officer, Southern Railway are also present.
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STOPPAGE OF NEW DELHI-JABALPUR- EXPRESS AT DHAULPUR STATION


Railways have decided to provide a two minute stoppage to the train no. 12191/12192 New Delhi- Jabalpur-New Delhi Express train at “Dhaulpur” station with effect from 01.05.2012 on experimental basis for six months as per the following programme:
The 12191 New Delhi- Jabalpur Express train will arrive at Dhaulpur railway station at 05.52 p.m., while in the return direction, the 12192 Jabalpur- New Delhi Express train will arrive at Dhaulpur railway station at 06.16 a.m. and will have a stoppage of 2 minutes in both the directions.
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Two AC Special trains from YPR


South Western Railway has decided to run one-way air-conditioned special train between Yeshwanthpur and Secunderabad (Train No 06545) on April 21 and one-way air-conditioned special train betweenYeshwanthpur and Chennai (Train No 06546) on April 22.
Train No. 06545 will leave Yeshwanthpur at 8.50 p.m. on Saturday and reach Secunderabad at 8.35 a.m. the next day.
Train No. 06546 will leave Yeshwanthpur at 11.55 p.m. on Sunday and reach Chennai at 9.30 a.m. the next day.
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Kacheguda-Nizamabad Passenger to stop at Srinivasnagar


South Central Railwaywill provide one minute stoppageon a temporary basis for Train No. 77685/77688Nizamabad-Kacheguda-NizamabadDEMU Passenger train at Srinivasnagar with effect from 20th April, 2012.

Accordingly, Train No.77685 Nizamabad- Kacheguda DEMU Passenger train will arrive at Srinivasanagar Halt stationon all daysat 07.04anddepart at07.05 hrs. In the return direction Train No.77688 Kacheguda-Nizamabad DEMU Passenger train will arrive at Srinivasanagar Halt station at 19.59 hrsand depart at 20.00 hrs.
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EXAMINATION SPECIAL BETWEEN PURI & ROURKELA


In view to clear wait listed passengers in regular trains towards Rourkela and to provide better passenger comforts to the commuters, especially to the students who are going to appear examination, East Coast Railway has decided to run o­ne pair of Examination special train between Puri & Rourkela.

08446/08445 Puri-Rourkela-Puri Examination special train will leave Puri at 05.25hrson 28th April 2012 (Saturday) and will arrive at Rourkela at 15.30hrs o­n the same day. In the return direction, this train will leave Rourkela at 21.45hrs o­n 29th April 2012 (Sunday) and will arrive at Puri at 09.35hrs o­n the following day.

          This train will stop at Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Talcher Road, Angul, Boinda, Rairakhol, Sambalpur City and Jharsuguda between Puri & Rourkela having One AC-2 tier, One AC-3 tier, Eight Sleeper Class, Three General Second Classand Two Guard cum Luggage Vans in its composition.
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INDUCTION OF STATE-OF-THE-ART COACHES IN H.NIZAMUDDIN- BANGALORE RAJDHANI EXPRESS

For the convenience of the rail passengers, German made state-of-the-art LHB coaches will be inducted in train no. 12494/12493 H.Nizamuddin- Bangalore Rajdhani Express train from 20.4.2012 from Bangalore.
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Partial Cancellation/Regulation of Trains at Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station


Due to construction of washable apron at Hazrat Nizamuddin station from 23.04.2012 to 06.06.2012(period of 45 days), the following operational arrangements of trains viz. partial cancellation/ regulation/change of platform shall be made as per programme given below:

1.Train No. 54002 Rohtak-Tilak Bridge Commuter Train will remain partially cancelled between Hazrat Nizamuddin-Kosikalan stations

2.Train No. 12189 Jabalpur-Hazrat Nizamuddin Express Train will be received at Platform No. 4 in place of Train No. 12721/12722 Hyderabad-Hazrat Nizamuddin-Hyderabad Express train

3.Train No. 12917 Ahmedabad- Hazrat Nizamuddin Sampark Kranti Express is likely to be regulated at Okhla during the period till the departure of 12432 Hazrat Nizamuddin Express –Thiruvanthapuram Rajdhani Express /12264 Hazrat Nizamuddin Express-Pune Duronto Express.
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LINE BLOCK


Due to line block in connection with doubling of track between Melmaruvathur and Madurantakam between 12.00 – 14.00 hrs. and 14.30 – 15.30 hrs. on 19.4.2012, following changes will be made in the train services on this section.

1) T.No.12636 Madurai – Chennai Egmore Vaigai Express leaving Madurai at 06.45 hrs. will be delayed by 30 minutes between Thozhuppedu and Chengalpattu.
2) T.No.12635 Chennai Egmore – Madurai Vaigai Express leaving Chennai Egmore at 12.45 hrs. will be delayed by 30 minutes between Chengalpattu and Thozhuppedu.
3) T.No.66046 Villupuram – Melmaruvathur Passenger will be regulated at Thozhuppedu for 20 minutes.
4) T.No.66041 Melmaruvathur – Chennai Beach Passenger will leave late by20 minutes.
5) T.No.66017 Chennai Beach – Vellore Passenger will leave late by 20 minutes.

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SUMMER SPECIAL TRAINS BETWEEN METTUPALAYAM AND COONOOR


The following special trains will be run between Mettupalayam and Coonoor to clear the extra rush of passengers.

T.No.06135 Mettupalayam – Coonoor Special will leave Mettupalayam at09.00 hrs. on Saturdays and Sundays from 21.4.2012 to 10.6.2012 and arrive Coonoor at 12.20 hrs. the same day. T.No.06136 Coonoor – Mettupalayam Special will leave Coonoor at 13.30 hrs. on Saturdays and Sundays from 21.4.2012 to 10.6.2012 and arrive Mettupalayam at 15.50 hrs. the same day.The composition of the trains will be1 First Class Sitting, 1 Second Class Sitting/General Second Class and 1 luggage-cum-brake van coaches.
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EAST COAST RAILWAY BAGGED PRESTIGIOUS TRAFFIC TRANSPORTATION SHIELD


  East Coast Railway bagged the most prestigious Traffic Transportation Shieldfor the outstanding performance in loading and transportation by the Ministry of Railways, Railway Board for the year 2011-12.
Shri Mukul Roy, Hon’ble Minister for Railways presented over the Traffic Transportation Shield to Shri Indra Ghosh, General Manager, East Coast Railway in a function held at New Delhi o­n occasion of 57th Railway Week.
East Coast Railway has done a spectacular performance during 2011-12 in freight operations and has added another glorious chapter by achieving record revenue loading of 120.77 MT against 108.99 MT during 2010-11 by registering an increase of 10.8% over the previous year and 0.27MT more than the target. The originating freight earnings of ECoR increased from Rs. 7234.64 Crore in 2010-11 to Rs. 8079.08 Crores in 2011-12 by registering a growth of 11.67%.
More importantly, the incremental loading of East Coast Railway is the highest in Indian Railways. E. Co. Railway is the o­nly major zonal railway who has achieved the loading target in the last fiscal. Despite the extreme adverse conditions of disruption to train services o­n the KK line due to left wing extremist activities, this Railway succeeded the target by achieving its goal in freight loading.
After receiving this prestigious award, General Manager Shri Ghosh complemented the railway men for their effort in achieving this record loading performance and expressed that, Freight traffic has been Indian Railway’s bread and butter; and freight revenue not o­nly sustains railway finances but also subsidizes the loss in passenger business. Shri Ghosh also urged all railway men to continue their sincere and dedicated efforts for still better performance and face the current financial year and appealed them to be more close to the passengers and look after their comfortable journey.

East Coast Railway is looking ahead to meet the challenges in its quest for excellence and strides into new financial year with bold, unhesitating steps even aware of its potential as the life line of the nation to fulfill the growing needs & aspirations of its esteemed customers & general public at large.
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For the convenience of rail passengers, Railways have decided to augment the train no


18201/18202 & 18205/18206 Durg- Nautanva express, 12707/12708 H. Nizamuddin- Tirupati A.P. Sampark Kranti Express, 12231/12232 Lucknow- Chandigarh express, 14217/14218 Chandigarh- Allahabad Unchahar express, 07137/07138 Hyderabad- Firozpur Special, 22447/22448 H. Nizamuddin- Khajuraho Link Express and 14512/14511 Meerut City- Allahabad Nauchandi Express trains as per the following programme:
The train no. 18201/18202 & 18205/18206 Durg- Nautanva express train has been augmented by One additional A.C. 3 Tier coach on temporary basis upto 29.6.2012 from Durg and upto 1.7.2012 from Nautanva with immediate effect.

The train no. 18205/18206 Durg- Nautanva express train has been augmented by One additional A.C. 3 Tier coach on temporary basis upto 28.6.2012 from Durg and from upto 30.6.2012 from Nautanva with immediate effect.

The train no. 12707/12708 H. Nizamuddin- Tirupati A.P. Sampark Kranti Express train has been augmented by One additional A.C. 3 Tier coach on temporary basis from upto 30.4.2012 from Tirupati and upto 1.7.2012 from H. Nizamuddin with immediate effect.

The train no. 12231/12232 Lucknow- Chandigarh express train will be augmented by One additional Second Class Sleeper coach on temporary basis from 19.4.2012 to 18.5.2012 from Lucknow and from 20.4.2012 to 19.5.2012 from Chandigarh.

 The train no. 14217/14218 Chandigarh- Allahabad Unchahar express train will be augmented by One additional Second Class Sleeper coach on temporary basis from 21.4.2012 to 20.5.2012 from Allahabad and from 22.4.2012 to 21.5.2012 from Chandigarh.

The train no. 07137/07138 Hyderabad- Firozpur Special train will be augmented by One additional Second Class Sleeper coach on temporary basis from 17.4.2012 to 24.4.2012 from Hyderabad and from 19.4.2012 to 26.4.2012 from Ferozpur.

The train no. 22447/22448 H. Nizamuddin- Khajuraho Link Express train will be augmented by One A.C. 2 Tier cum A.C. 3 Tier coach on permanent basis from 19.4.2012 from H. Nizamuddin and from 20.4.2012 from Khajuraho.

The train no. 14512/14511 Meerut City- Allahabad Nauchandi Express train has been augmented by One A.C. First Class cum A.C. 2 Tier coach on permanent basis from 16.4.2012 from Meerut City and from 17.4.2012 from Allahabad.

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STOPPAGE OF NEW DELHI-LUDHIANA SHATABDI EXPRESS AT TOHANA STATION


Railways have decided to provide a two minute stoppage to the train no. 12037/12038 New Delhi- Ludhiana Shatabdi Express train at “Tohana”station with immediate effect upto 15.10.2012 on experimental basis for six months as per the following programme:
The 12038 Ludhiana- New Delhi Shatabdi Express train will arrive at Tohana railway station at 06.57 p.m, while in the return direction, the 12037 New Delhi- Ludhiana Shatabdi Express train will arrive at Tohana railway station at 9.54 a.m. and will have a stoppage of 2 minutes in both the directions.

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NEW DELHI- DIBRUGARH RAJDHANI EXPRESS TO RUN DAILY

For the convenience of the rail passengers, frequency of the 12424/12423 New Delhi- Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express train will be increased from six days a week to run daily from 22.4.2012 from New Delhi.
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FALAKNUMA EXPRESS TO STOP AT JAJPUR-KEONJHAR ROAD


With an aim to provide better Passenger Amenities for the convenient of passengers, Railways have decided to provide additional stoppages of 12703/12704 Howrah-Secunderabad-Howrah Super Fast Falaknuma Express at Jajpur-Keonjhar Road with effect from 15thApril’2012 o­n an experimental basis for a period of six months.

          12703 Howrah-Secunderabad Super Fasdt Falaknuma Express will arrive at Jajpur-Keonjhar Road at 12.12hrs and will leave at 12.14hrs towards Secunderabad. In the return direction, 12704 Secunderabad-Howrah Super Fast Falaknuma Express will arrive at Jajpur-Keonjhar Road at 12.13hrs and will leave at 12.15hrs towards Howrah.

          The timings and stoppages for this trains scheduled at different stations will remain unchanged from both the side.

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MORE COACHES FOR YESVANTPUR-BHAGALPUR EXPRESS


In view to clear wait listed passengers and to provide better passenger comforts to the commuters, Railways have decided to augment additional coaches in permanent basis in Yesvantpur-Bhagalpur-Yesvantpur Express with immediate effect.
12253/12254 Yesvantpur-Bhagalpur-Yesvantpur Express will be augmented with o­ne additional AC-3 tier coach and o­ne additional Sleeper Class coach permanently. o­n augmentation of these two additional coaches, this train will run with 20 coaches, i.e. o­ne AC-2 tier, Two AC- 3 tiers, Eight Sleeper Class Coaches, Six General Second Class Coaches, Two Guard Cum Luggage Vans and o­ne Pantry Car.
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Cancellation/Partial Cancellation/Re-Scheduling of Trains due to Engineering Works in Nanded Division on 15th & 17th April 2012


On account of Engineering Works related to Construction of Road Under Bridges between Chikalthana & Karmad and Badnapur & Jalna o­n Parbhani-Manmad Section of Nanded Division o­n 15th & 17th April 2012, some trains have been Cancelled/Partially Cancelled/Re-Scheduled as follows:

On 15th April 2012

1.Train No.57549 Hyderabad-Aurangabad Passenger scheduled to leave Hyderabad at 21.30 hrs o­n 14.04.2012 will be partially cancelled between Jalna-Aurangabad.

2.T.No.57550 Aurangabad-Hyderabad Passenger scheduled to leave Aurangabad at 15.30 hrs o­n 15.04.12 will be partially cancelled between Aurangabad and Jalna.

3.T.No.57561 Kacheguda-Manmad Passenger leaving Kacheguda at 04.50 hrs o­n 15.04.12 arriving Jalna 17.08 hrs will be partially cancelled between Jalna and Manmad. T.No.57590 Manmad-Nagarsol Passenger scheduled to leave MMR at 21.20 hrs o­n 15.04.12 will be cancelled.

4.T.No.57541 Nargarsol-Nanded Passenger scheduled to leave Nagarsol o­n 07.30 hrs o­n 16.04.12 will be partially cancelled between Nagarsol and Jalna.

5.T.No.77691/77684 Nagarsol-Jalna-Nagarsol Shuttle are to be cancelled.

On 17th April 2012

1.T.No.57549 Hyderabad-Aurangabad Passenger scheduled to leave Hyderabad at 21.30 hrs o­n 16.04.12 will be partially cancelled between Jalna-Aurangabad.

2.T.No.57550 Aurangabad-Hyderabad Passenger scheduled to leave Aurangabad at 15.30 hrs o­n 17.04.12 will be partially cancelled between Aurangabad and Jalna.

3.T.No.57561 Kacheguda-Manmad Passenger leaving KCG at 04.50 hrs o­n 17.04.12 arriving Jalna 17.08 hrs will be partially cancelled between Jalna and Manmad. T.No.57590 Manmad-Nagarsol Passenger scheduled to leave MMR at 21.20 hrs o­n 17.04.12 will be cancelled.

4.T.No.57541 Nargarsol-Nanded Passenger scheduled to leave Nagarsol o­n 07.30 hrs o­n 18.04.12 will be partially cancelled between Nagarsol and Jalna.

5.T.No.17687 Manmad-Dharmabad Express to be rescheduled by 2 hrs (Ex Manmad at 17.00 hrs instead of 15.00 hrs).

6.T.No.11402 Nagpur-Mumbai CSTM Nandigram Express will be regulated at Jalna from20.20 hrs to 21.00 hrs i.e., 40 minutes.

7.T.No.77684 Nagarsol-Jalna Shuttle to be rescheduled to leave at 18.30 hrs instead of 17.30 hrs.
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AUGMENTATION OF CR TRAINS DURING SUMMER

to clear the extra rush of passengers during summer holidays. The details are as under  a) 12051/12052 Mumbai-Madgaon Janshatabdi Express upto 31.5.2012 by 2 second class chair car coaches  b) 01065/01066 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Ernakulam Special from 18.4.2012 to 7.6.2012 by o­ne Sleeper Class coach  c) 01067/01068 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Tirunelveli Special upto 4.6.2012 by o­ne Sleeper Class coach  d) 12149/12150 Pune-Patna Express up to 2.6.2012 by o­ne general second class coach  e) 22131/22132 Pune-Manduadih Express from 16.4.2012 to 6.6.2012 by o­ne general second class coach  f) 11037/11038 Pune-Gorakhpur Express from 19.4.2012 to 2.6.2012 by o­ne general second class coach.  Passengers who have waitlisted tickets are requested to check their status before boarding the train.
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CLOSURE OF PRS ENQUIRY FOR FOUR HOURS FORTY MINUTES DURING NIGHT ON 18th/19th APRIL, 2012

Due to upgradation work of Delhi P.R.S. (Computerized Passenger Reservation System), the PRS Enquiry will remain closed for 4 hour 40 minutes from 11.30 p.m. on 18.4.2012 to 04.10 a.m. on 19.4.2012.The PRS & NTES related enquiry of Delhi PRS at various interfaces including 139 and functioning of current reservation bookings through computer will alsoremain closed during the period.
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76 SUMMER SPECIAL TRAINS ON KONKAN RAILWAY


In addition to 96 Summer Special Trains,  already announced on Konkan Railway Route recently, Konkan Railway, in co-ordination with Central Railway, has introduced the following 76 additional Special Trains between Mumbai CST and Pernem, except Tuesday & Wednesday for the convenience of its most valuable and esteemed passengers. The details of these train services are as under:

Train No. 01039 / 01040  CSTM – Pernem (Except Tuesday & Wednesday)  

Train No.

From

To

Departure/Arrival

Date

01039

CSTM

Pernem

00.30 / 12.30 Hrs  

19/04/2012,20/04/2012,21/04/2012,  22/04/2012, 23/04/2012,26/04/2012, 27/04/2012, 28/04/2012, 29/04/2012,30/04/2012, 03/05/2012, 04/05/2012, 05/05/2012, 06/05/2012, 07/05/2012

10/05/2012,11/05/2012, 12/05/2012, 13/05/2012, 14/05/2012,17/05/2012, 18/05/2012, 19/05/2012, 20/05/2012,21/05/2012, 24/05/2012, 25/05/2012, 26/05/2012,27/05/2012, 28/05/2012, 31/05/2012, 01/06/2012,02/06/2012. 03/06/2012, 04/06/2012, 07/06/2012, 08/06/2012, & 09/06/2012

01040

Pernem

CSTM

13.00 / 00.20 Hrs  (on next day)

19/04/2012,20/04/2012,21/04/2012,  22/04/2012, 23/04/2012,26/04/2012, 27/04/2012, 28/04/2012, 29/04/2012,30/04/2012, 03/05/2012, 04/05/2012, 05/05/2012, 06/05/2012, 07/05/2012

10/05/2012,11/05/2012, 02/05/2012, 13/05/2012, 14/05/2012,17/05/2012, 18/05/2012, 19/05/2012, 20/05/2012,21/05/2012, 24/05/2012, 25/05/2012, 26/05/2012,27/05/2012, 28/05/2012, 31/05/2012, 01/06/2012,02/06/2012. 03/06/2012, 04/06/2012, 07/06/2012, 08/06/2012, & 09/06/2012        

Halts at:The trains will halt at Dadar, Thane, Panvel, Roha, Khed, Chiplun, Sangameshwar, Ratnagiri, Rajapur, Kankavali, Sindhudurg, Kudal and Sawantwadi.   Stations. The train will have 15 coaches with Composition of Eight Sleeper Coaches.   One AC III Tier, Four General / Seating, Two SLRD Coaches.
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INTRODUCTION OF VILLUPURAM Jn. –PURULIA -VILLUPURAM WEEKLY SUPERFAST EXPRESS


The regular service of newly introduced Train No. 22606 Villupuram Jn. – PuruliaWeeklySuperfastExpress will commence o­n 21.04.2012(Saturday)from Villupuram Jn.andthe Train No. 22605 Purulia– Villupuram Jn. weekly superfast Expresswill commenceserviceon 23.04.2012 (Monday) from Purulia.

Thestoppages and timings



Train No.22606 Villupuram Jn. – Puruliaweekly Superfast Express



Villupuram Jn. (Dep.10.40- Saturday), Tirukkovilur (Arr./Dep. 11.23/11.25),Tiruvannamalai ( 12.08/12.10), Arni Road (13.08/13.10), Vellore Cantonment (13.43/13.45),Katpadi (14.50/15.00),Tiruttani(16.08/16.10), Puttur (16.38/16.40) Renigunta (17.30/17.40), Gudur (19.06/19.08) Nellore (19.32/19.34), o­ngole (21.03/21.05) , Vijayawada (23.40/23.50), Eluru (00.35/00.37-Sunday), Rajahmundry (02.01/02.03), Visakhapatanam (06.15/06.35), Vizianagaram (07.40/07.45), Brahmpur (11.10/11.15), Khurda Road (13.30/13.40), Bhubaneswar (14.00/14.05), Cuttack (14.50/14.55), Jajpur Keonjhar Road (15.48/15.50), Balasore (17.30/17.32), Belda (18.30/18.32), Hijli (19.13/19.15), Midnapur(20.18/20.20), Bishnupur(21.03/21.05), Bankura(21.26/21.28),Adra(22.20/22.25)andPurulia ( Arr.23.10 Sunday).



Train No.22605 Purulia– Villupram Jn. weekly Superfast Express



Purulia (Dep. 10.35- Monday), Adra(11.20/11.25), Bankura(11.59/12.01), Bishnupur (12.18/12.20), Midnapur (13.30/13.32), Hijli (14.13/14.15), Belda (Arr./Dep. 14..41/14.43), Balasore (15.40/15.42), Jajpur Keonjhar Road (17.06/17.08), Cuttack (18.00/18.05), Bhubaneswar (18.50/19.05), Khurda Raod (19.40/19.45), Brahmpur (21.35/21.37), Vizianagaram (00.55/01.00–Tuesday), Visakhapatanam (02.30/02.50),Rajahmundry (05.52/05.54), Eluru (06.58/07.00), Viajayawada (08.30/08.50), o­ngole (11.40/11.42), Nellore (13.12/13.14) Gudur (14.28/14.30), Renigunta (16.00/16.10), Puttur (16.33/16.35), Tiruttani (17.03/17.05) Katpadi (18.20/18.30), Vellore Cantt. (18.43/18.45), Arani Road (19.28/19.30), Tiruvannamalai (20.28/20.30), Tirukkovilur (21.23/21.25) andVillupuram Jn.(Arr. 23.00- Tuesday).

Composition of the trains will be 1 AC –two tier, 1 AC –three tier, 6 Sleeper Class, 6 general second class and 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches.

Advance reservation for the Train s will commence o­n 15.042012 (Sunday) .

The inaugural special , the train no. 02605 left Purulia o­n13.04.2012at 13.00 hrs. and arrive Villupuram Jn.on 01. 25 hrs. o­n 15.04.2012.
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Shri Mahesh Kumar, GM, Opens Exhibition on the occasion of 57th Railway Week function


Shri Mahesh Kumar, GM, WR opened an exhibition at Churchgate Station Concourse on Friday, 13th April, 2012. This exhibition will remain open for the public from 10.00 am to 07.00 pm upto 16th April, 2012. On this occasion, Shri Mahesh Kumar said that the exhibition is very informative, useful and interesting. He hoped that it will be liked by the rail users as well as the general public.

Theme of Exhibition:
This exhibition showcases the history of Western Railway and the history of Narrow Gauge System which has completed 150 years on Western Railway. It also showcases the history of DC local trains which served the suburban section of Western Railway in Mumbai from 1928 till February, 2012 when the entire electric traction of the suburban network of WR was converted from Direct Current to Alternative Current. Moreover, the exhibition shows the promising present of WR.

Main Attractions:
ØThe main attractions of the exhibition include scrolls depicting historical landmarks as well as interesting working models of Vigilance Control Device (VCD), Narrow Gauge trains, old DC locals and present local trains etc.
ØRailway enthusiasts can also purchase various interesting books on railways and attractive Heritage Greeting Cards from the Book Sale Counter. About 10 interesting and very informative books on various rail related issues will be available for sale on this counter. Some of the books are "Western Railway – A Glorious Saga" by Shri R.R. Bhandari; "Mumbai Locals" by Sr.Correspondent of Navbharat Times, Mumbai Shri Vimal Mishra and "Dak Tikton Ka Safar" by Shri A.K. Jhingron, Retd GM, WR.
ØRailway enthusiasts can purchase beautiful and captivating models of "Fairy Queen Steam Engine". It was built in 1855 and it is the oldest working Broad Gauge engine. They can also buy models of KC 520 engine which was built in 1904 and worked on Kalka-Shimla Railway along with the model of GIP No.1 locomotive which was built in 1851 and nicknamed as "Bloomer".
ØThe viewers can also buy mugs of fine bone china with a logo of erstwhile BB&CI Railway and a light green small metal paper weight in the shape of a steam engine.


Social Awareness Issues:
Safety of its esteemed commuters has also been a prime concern of Western Railway. Various drives are regularly carried out by WR to warn/educate public on various safety related issues such as trespassing, roof top travelling and safety at level crossings. WR will showcase these social messages as well as messages on issues on Drugging, Ticketless Travelling, Cleanliness, etc.

Participation of Railway Enthusiasts :
For the first time it has been seen that the Railway enthusiasts are taking keen interest in participating in the WR Exhibition. Members of IRFCA, a group of Railway enthusiasts have express their keen interest to participate in this exhibition by providing rare photographs of old locomotives etc.
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Virender Sehwag and other Delhi daredevils Cricketers visits Delhi Metro

Delhi Daredevils Captain Virender Sehwag, made a visit to Delhi Metro today and travelled from INA Metro station to Udyog Bhawan Metro station. He was accompanied by Irfan Pathan, Umesh Yadav, Naman Ojha and Yogesh Nagar, who are also part of Delhi Daredevils IPL team. The visit was part of DMRC tie up with GMR owned Delhi Daredevils IPL team to start a campaign on awareness among the Metro commuters about basic Metro etiquettes such as keeping the system clean, not obstructing the closing of Metro train doors, not crossing the yellow line at platforms etc.As part of this association, the star cricketers of the franchise like Virender Sehwag, Umesh Yadav have already featured in a number of audio/video awareness messages pertaining to issues like passenger safety; ladies coach etc. which will be run on LCD TVs installed at Metro stations very soon.Virender Sehwag described his travel in the Delhi Metro as “Delhi Metro is the best Metro I have seen in the world. I had great experience to travel in Delhi Metro”. The Delhi Metro in association with Delhi Daredevils will also attempt to display social messages related to passenger behavior at different locations inside Metro stations and trains during the IPL-2012 period i.e, upto 27th May 2012. Tickets for all the IPL matches featuring Delhi Daredevils and scheduled for Ferozshah Kotla stadium in Delhi are also available for sale at five prominent Metro stations from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM on all days. The stations are:1. Rajiv Chowk, 2. Kashmere Gate, 3. Pragati Maidan, 4. Janakpuri West and 5. Netaji Subhash Place
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Closure of Level Crossing Gate between Ambarnath and Badlapur till 30.4.2012 for Box Pushing work of proposed subway


TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF LEVEL CROSSING GATE
BETWEEN AMBERNATH AND BADLAPUR
Central Railway has decided to close temporarily the level crossing gate No.9 at kms 65/17-21 (from CST) between Ambernath and Badlapur for road traffic to facilitate the Box pushing work of proposed sub-way in lieu of Level crossing gate. The gate will remain closed for 24 hrs till 30.4.2012.
The road users alternatively can use the Level crossing gate No. 7 at Kms 63/5-7 and two road over bridges situated i.e. at kms 62/37 – 63/0 towards Ambernath and at kms 66/8-9 towards Badlapur stations.
Passengers are requested to kindly bear with the Railway Administration for the inconvenience caused.
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Mega Block on 15.4.2012


Central Railway will operate Mega Block on its suburban sections for carrying out maintenance work on Sunday 15.4.2012: -
ON DN FAST LINE BETWEEN MATUNGA AND MULUND STATIONS FROM 11.00 AM TO 4.00 PM
All Dn fast services leaving CST from 10.28 am to 3.25 pm will be diverted on Dn slow line between Matunga and Mulund stations and will halt at all stations between Matunga and Mulund.
Fast services beyond Thane will be rediverted on Dn Fast line at Mulund. ON UP AND DN HARBOUR LINES BETWEEN MANKURD AND NERUL STATIONS FROM 11.00 AM TO 4.00 PM
All Dn Harbour line services for Vashi/Belapur/Panvel leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus from 10.12 am to 3.25 pm will remain suspended.
All Up Harbour line services leaving Panvel/Belapur/Vashi from 10.20 am to 3.39 pm will remain suspended. However special locals will run on Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus – Mankurd and Panvel -Thane sections during the block period
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SOUTHERN RAILWAY CELEBRATES RAILWAY WEEK


The 57th Railway Week Celebrations of Southern Railway was celebrated today (12.04.2011) at Raja Annamalai Mandram, Chennai.The Chief Guest was Shri Deepak Krishan, General Manager, Southern Railway.

Speaking on the occasion, the General Manager said that Southern Railway achieved gross earnings of ` 5568 crores during the fiscal 2011-12. From passenger traffic the zone earned ` 2560 crores, which is ` 242 croresmore than the last year’s earnings. The earnings from goods traffic was ` 2221 crores which is an increase of ` 268 crores than last year. This year has also been special for the sundry earnings which have been achieved by licensing of land to Chennai Metro and this has touched an all time high of ` 512.9 crores.

The operating ratio has touched an all time low of 119.87 which is the best ever performance after the VI Pay Commission recommendations were implemented. The punctuality performance has improved to 93.8% in the last financial year. Coal and Fertilizer loading recorded 18.62 MT and 4.98 MT respectively which is the highest ever in the history of Southern Railway.

Southern Railway has achieved record earnings of ` 342.24 crores as against the Board’s target of ` 297 crores. Southern Railway was the first Zonal Railway to introduce e-auction for the sale of scrap.

In recognition of significant contributions made by Southern Railway, Railway Board has conferred the following efficiency shields:

ØShield for Level crossing & Road over bridge safety works.
ØCivil Engineering Construction Shield
ØSignal & Telecommunication Engineering Shield
ØComprehensive Health Care Shield

The GeneralManager also added said in the year 2011 - 2012 the originatingloading of freighthas reached 39.36 million tonnes as against the expected loading of 36.5 million tonnes and on the passenger sector Southern Railway has introduced 20 Mail/ Express trains, 5 suburban services and 3 MEMUs services.A total number of 1467 special trains and 2002 short special trains were also run in the last financial year.A record number of 123 coaches were permanently augmented to various Mail/Express trains.The punctuality of the railway has increased to 93.8%.

Shri. N.K Prasad, Chief Personnel Officer, Southern Railway welcomed the gathering.The programme began with a colourful cultural show and was followed by the distribution of efficiency shields and awards.Tiruchchirappalli Division bagged the GM’s Inter Divisional overall Efficiency Shield. Also as many as 219 individual awards and 18 group awards were distributed at the function. Dr. G. Narayanan, Additional General Manager, Southern Railway, Principal Heads of Southern Railway and other officials and large number of employees and their wards were present in the function.
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Secunderabad Division Bags the General Manager’s Overall Efficiency Shield


Secunderabad Division of South Central Railway bagged the General Manager’s Overall Efficiency Shield for its best performance among six Dvisions of South Central Railway during the financial year 2011-12.
Shri G. N. Asthana, General Manager, South Central Railway, presented the “General Manager’s Overall Efficiency Shield”to Shri Sanjeve Roy, Divisional Railway Manager, Secunderabad Division at the 57th Railway Week Celebrations held today (12th April, 2012) at Rail Kalarang, Bhoiguda, Secunderabad. He also distributed the individual cash awards with Merit Certificates to 187 meritorious Officers / Staff who were selected for the Zonal level Railway Week Award.
Shri Mahesh Chandra, Addl. General Manager & Controller of Stores, Shri Swaminathan, Sr. Deputy General Manager, Divisional Railway Managers from all 6 Six Divisions, Chief Workshop Managers from all the four Workshops in South Central Railway, other senior officers and staff were present at theRailway Week function.
The General Manager also gave away the performance Efficiency Shields to Divisions / Workshops in recognition of best performance in various disciplines.Secunderabad Division bagged the Efficiency Shields for Ticket Checking, Parcel Performance, Marketing commercial and Operations.
Shri G.N. Asthana, while addressing the gathering, congratulated the award winners and expressed confidence that the recipients of awardsand other meritorious staff would form nucleus ofmany centers of excellence in their area of work to proper SouthCentral Railway to scale greater heights.
Cultural programmes staged by the employees enthralled the audience.

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South Central Railway Celebrates 57th Railway Week on 12th April, 2012


While commemorating the run of the first train o­n Indian soil between Boribunder and Thane o­n 16th April, 1853, every year, during the period of thehistoric Railway Week (from 10th to 16th April), Divisions / Workshops / meritorious employees will suitably be awarded by SCR in recognition of their exemplary services during the previous year.
During this period, Performance Efficiency Shields will be presented by General Manager to the Divisions / Workshops which have shown the best performance in various disciplines during the last year. Further, the distinguished services of individual Officers / staff will also be recognized through General Manager’s individualMerit Awards at Zonal level.
As a part of the 57th Railway Week Celebrations, South Central Railway will hold the main Zonal level function at Rail Kalarang, New Bhoiguda, Secunderabad at 15 30hrs o­n 12th April, 2012. Shri G.N. Asthana, General Manager, South Central Railway will be the Chief Guest and will give away the Zonal Performance Efficiency Shields to the Divisions / Workshops and individual Medals/Merit Certificates to 187 selected Officers and staff.
Addl. General Manager, Principal Heads of Departments, Divisional Railway Managers from all the Six Divisions (Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Guntakal, Guntur and Nanded), Chief Workshop Managers from three Railway Workshops (Lallaguda, Rayanapadu, and Tirupati) and other officers / staff will be present o­n the occasion.
Similarly, in the Divisions and Workshops also, individual Merit Awards to meritorious staffwill be distributed by the respective Divisional Railway Managers and Chief Workshop Managers at the functions to be held at their Headquarters during the later part of this week.
On the eve of Railway Week Celebration functions o­n SCR, a special brief o­n the Origin & History; Growth and the highlights of the recent performance of SCR is furnished herewith .

Origin & History of South Central Railway:
·South Central Railway was formed o­n 02-10-1966 when Hubli and Vijayawada Divisions of Southern Railway and Sholapur and Secunderabad Divisions of Central Railway were carved out and merged into a new Zone.

·Subsequently, Guntakal Division of Southern Railway was merged with South Central Railway o­n 02-10-1977 and Sholapur Division was remerged with Central Railway.Secunderabad Division was split into two Divisions viz. Secunderabad and Hyderabad o­n 17-02-1978.

·Following reorganization of Zones and Divisions with effect from 01-04-2003, two new Divisions viz., Guntur and Nanded were operationalised duly transferring Hubli Division to the newly formed South Western Railway.

·Presently, S.C.Railway has 6 Divisions, viz, Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Guntakal, Guntur and Nanded.South Central Railway predominantly serves the states of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra and to a limited extent, portions of Karnataka, Tamilnadu & Madhya Pradesh.

·On SCR, there are 690 Stations spread over a vast stretch of 5810 Kms of route length. SCR operates around 600 Passenger carrying trains o­n an average per day ( 210 Mail/Express Trains, 175 Passengers trains and others are Suburban/ MMTS services)

Growth :


·SCR in its present form has been in existence since 01-04-2003. The Zone grew at a rapid pace since 2003 till today registering huge growth in the traffic volume ; earnings and passenger services over the years.


·The number of originating passengers has risen from a level of 194 Million passengers in 2003-04 to 384 Million Passengers in 2011-12( 98% growth). At present, SCR is carrying around 10.5 Lakh originating Passengers o­n an average per day.

·On freight front, the originating loading has shown a growth rateof 130% in this period from 44.8 Million Tonnes (MTs) to 103 MTs. SCR is the fourth Zonal Railway o­n Indian Railways who load more than 100 MTs in a financial year.

·The Gross Earnings also has shown an impressive growth of 185% from Rs 2880 Crs in 2003-04 to Rs. 8200 Crs in 2011-12.

Recent Performance Highlights:


·Despite several disturbances affecting Rail traffic, SCR posted a healthy growth of 11.5% in it's Gross Earnings during 2011-12 as compared with last F.Y. In this period, the Zone loaded 103 MTs of originating freight traffic ( 7.3% growth) and carried 384 Million originating Passengers (7.5 % growth)


·Intune with Railways' strong commitment to Safety, highest priority is being accorded to Safety in train working. In view of the Safety concerns at Unmanned Level Crossings( UMLCs), SCR has already set in motion the process of eliminating all the UMLCs by 2015. In the last fiscal, 159 such road crossings have been removed.


·15 New Mail/Express/Passenger train services, 10 additional MMTS services have been introduced in 2011-12. 36 new generation MMTS coaches have also been inducted to augment capacity o­n MMTS System


·For provision of facilities/ amenities to Passengers, Rs. 205 Crs have been spent towards upgradation of Passenger amenity infrastructure at Stations in the previous two financial years(i.e between 2010-12).


·The pace of execution of Railway infrastructural works o­n SCR has shown significant improvement in the recent past . During the year 2011-12, new lines o­n 132 Kms and ROBs at 25 locations have been commissioned, which is the highest o­n Indian Railways.

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REGULATION OF TRAINS DUE TO NON INTERLOCKING WORKS BETWEEN DOMINGARH-SAHJANWA STATIONS OVER N. E. RAILWAYS


REGULATION OF TRAINS DUE TO NON INTERLOCKING WORKS BETWEEN DOMINGARH-SAHJANWA STATIONS OVER N. E. RAILWAYS
Due to non-interlocking works between Domingarh-Sahjanwa stations over North Eastern Railways on 13.4.2012 & 14.4.2012 , the rail traffic will be blocked, hence the following Trains will be cancelled/diverted/regulated as per the schedule:

CANCELLATION OF TRAINS
The 05639 Guwahati-Lucknow Jn. summer special train scheduledfor departure from Guwahati on 12.4.2012willremain cancelled on date.

The 05903 Dibrugarh-Chandigarh summer special train scheduled for departure from Dibrugarh on 13.4.2012 will remain cancelled on date. While its return service the 05904 Chandigarh-Dibrugarh summer special train scheduled for departure from Chandigarh on 15.4.2012 will remain cancelled.

05640 Lucnow Jn.-Guwahti summer special train scheduled for its departure from Lucknow on 13.4.2012 will remain cancelled.

REGULATION OF TRAINS
The 11015 Lokmanya Tialk Terminus-Gorakhpur Express will be regulatedfor 280 minutes over North Eastern region.

DIVERSION OF TRAINS

The 15708 Amritsar-Katihar Amarpali Express train departing from Amritsar on 13.4.2012 will be diverted to run viaLucknow-Shahganj-Mau-Chhapra instead of the scheduled route of Lucknow-Gorakhpur-Chhapra. While its return service 15707Katihara-Amritsar Amarpali Express train scheduled for its departure from Katihar on 13.4.2012 will be diverted to run via Chhapra-Mau-Shahfganj-Lucknow instead of the scheduled route via Chhapra-Siwan-Gorakhpur-Barabanki-Lucknow.

The 12523 New Jalpaiguri-New Delhi Express train scheduled for departure on 14.4.2012 from New Jalpaiguri will be diverted to run via Chhapra-Aunihar-Varanasi-Sultanpur-Lucknow instead of the scheduled route via Chhapra-Siwan-gorakhpur-Gonda-Lucknow.

The 12408 Amritsar- New Jalpaiguri Karmbhumi Express trainscheduled for its departure on 13.4.2012 from Amritsar will be diverted to run via Roza-Lucknow-Shahganj-Mau-Chhapra instead of existing route via Roza-Sitapur Cantt.,-Gonda-Gorahpur-Chhapra.
The 18206 Nautanwa-Durg Express train departing from Nautanwa on 14.4.2012 will be diverted to run via Gorakhpur-Bhatni-Aunihar-Jaunpur-Zafarabad-Janghai-Prayag-Allahabad instead of scheduled route of Gorakhpur-Mankapur-Faizabad-Sultanpur-Pratapgarh-Allahabad.

The 19710 Kamakhaya-Jaipur Express train departing from Kamakhya on 12.4.2012 and running on North Eastern portion on 13.4.2012 will be diverted to run via Chhapra-Aunihar-Varanasi-Janghai-Pratapgarh-Rae Bareli-Lucknow instead of the scheduled route via Chhapra-Siwan-Gorakhpur-Mankapur-Ayodhya-Faizabad-Lucknow.


RESCHEDULING OF TRAINS
The 12591 Gorakhpur-Bangalore City Express train scheduled for its departure on 14.4.2012 from Gorahpur at 8.45 a.m. will be rescheduled to depart at 6.45 a.m. on 14.4.2012.

The 12541 Gorakhpur-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express train scheduled for its departure on 14.4.2012from Gorakhpur at 9.35 p.m. will be rescheduled to depart at 11.05 p.m. on 14.4.2012.

The 05031 Gorakhpur-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus summer special train scheduled for its departure on 14.4.2012from Gorakhpur at 11.00 a.m. will be rescheduled to depart at 5.30 p.m. on 14.4.2012.

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AUGMENTATION OF TRAINS


For the convenience of rail passengers, Railways have decided to augment the train no. 12264/12263 H. Nizamuddin- Pune Duronto A.C. Express and 22447/22448 H. Nizamuddin- Khajuraho Link Express trains as per the following programme:

The train no. 12264/12263 H. Nizamuddin- Pune Duronto A.C. Express train will be augmented by One A.C. 3 Tier coach on temporary basis from 12.4.2012 to 14.5.2012 from H. Nizamuddin and from 13.4.2012 to 15.5.2012 from Pune.

The train no. 22447/22448 H. Nizamuddin- Khajuraho Link Express train is augmented by One Second class coach on permanent basis from 15.4.2012 from H. Nizamuddin and from 16.4.2012 from Khajuraho. One Second Class Sleeper coach of 12447/12448 H.Nizamuddin- Manikpur U.P. Sampark Kranti express train will be swapped from 10.8.12 from H. Nizamuddin and from 11.8.12 from Manikpur to run with 22447/22448 H. Nizamuddin- Khajuraho Link Express train from 10.8.12 from H. Nizamuddin and from 11.8.12 from Khajuraho.

For the convenience of rail passengers, Railways have decided to augment the train no. 12487/12488 Anand Vihar- Jogbani Seemanchal Express train with One A.C. 3 Tier coach on permanent basis from 5.5.2012 from Anand Vihar and from 6.5.2012 from Jogbani.
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NORTHERN RAILWAY’S CELEBRATIONS OF 57TH RAILWAY WEEK


To commemorate the running of the first train in the country between Boribander and Thane, Indian Railways celebrate the Railway Week every year. Northern Railway celebrated its 57th Railway Week of 10th April to 16th April on 10th April 2012. at Baroda House, New Delhi.

Speaking on the occasion, the General Manager lauded the various achievements of the zone in core functional areas As a committed partner in the Indian Railways growth, Northern Railway has witnessed animprovement of 0.81% in its operating ratio while the freight traffic have shown an increase of 4.4% and the passenger earning have increased by 8.3% as compared to last year. This performance becomes more impressive if it is viewed in the background of the fact that Northern Railway faced natural calamities like heavy floods in Ambala Division during the monsoon and heavy fog for nearly two months in almost the entire North zone during winter, which severely hampered work at all levels. Also Northern Railway was at the receiving end of various rail-roko agitations which threw train operations out of gear for several days in different spells during the year.

On the safety front there has been 73% reduction in accidents at unmanned level crossing gates due to massive public awareness campaign. During 2011-12, Northern Railway has manned 111 level crossing gates as compared to 65 last year. This has been the highest achievement in a year. In addition 139 unmanned level crossing gates were eliminated during the period. .Northern Railway is continuously working to completely eliminate unmanned level crossing gates which are 1510 in number.

In the year gone by, several new services were introduced which included the flagging off of the weekly ‘Janmabhoomi Express’, the ‘Matribhhoomi’, Duronto and a Shatabdi Express train.

The ceremony started with felicitation of 148 railway employees for their meritorious services, by Shri B.N.Rajasekhar, General Manager, Northern Railway.. Ambala Division was awarded the Best Division Shieldfor its over all performance. The Best Improved Division Shield was bagged by Delhi Division The Commercial Shield for showing best performance in Cleanliness, Courtesy, Reservation, Catering, Ticket Checking was bagged by Ambala Division.Moradabad Division bagged the Rajbhasha shield for best performance in Hindi. The Safety shield for overall performance in Safety was shared between Moradabad & Ambala Divisions. Delhi Division bagged the shields for both Best Maintained Divisional Hospital and for efficiency and economical maintenance of Electric Locomotives Traction distribution and Energy conservation.Shield for performance in Coaching and Freight Stock Maintenance & various other running shields were also given on the occasion.

Present on the occasion were Shri B. P.Gupta, Additional General Manager, Shri Suresh Kumar Seth, Chief Personnel Officer, other senior Railway Officials and Railway employees of Northern Railway.General Manager, Northern Railway exhorted Railway staff to express their solidarity and dynamism through team spirit to propel the zone to achieve still greater heights in the financial year 2012-13.

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WEEK LONG ( 2.4.2012 to 10.4.2012 ) SPECIAL DRIVE AGAINST TOUTING ACTIVITIES & UNAUTHORISED TRAVEL AGENCIES


WEEK LONG ( 2.4.2012 to 10.4.2012 ) SPECIAL DRIVE AGAINST TOUTING ACTIVITIES & UNAUTHORISED TRAVEL AGENCIES

During the ongoing Summer Rush- 2012, preventive checks were intensified during the week long special drive from 2.4.2012 to 10.4.2012 at Reservation and Booking offices jointly by Commercial and Vigilance teams with the assistance of RPF against touts and unauthorised travel agencies indulging in illegal business of sale of rail tickets and also detected passengers travelling on transferred tickets ( TOT cases) over Northern Railway. The details of Unauthorised Travel Agencies and Touts apprehended and prosecuted are as per details given below:

2UNAUTHORISED TRAVEL AGENCIES

In theraid, 2 unauthorised travel agencies were apprehended and 12 tickets were recovered from them. The persons present in the agencies were handed over to RPF for further prosecution u/s 143 of Railway Act.

45 TOUTS APPREHENDED

45 touts were apprehended and prosecuted u/s 144 of Railway Act.

TOT CASES

43 cases of travelling on transferred tickets were detected and a sum of Rs. 47,982/- was realized from them.
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GENERAL MANAGER SOUTHERN RAILWAY INAUGURATED E-AUCTION


Southern Railway Stores Department has introduced e-auction for selling of scrap materials.This system provides a common platform for scrap purchasers all over the country for offering their bids on-line in a fair and transparent manner.

To participate in e-auction, purchasers will have to register themselves with Indian Railways e-auction portal www.ireps.gov.in., should have internet banking account with State Bank of India and Digital Signature Certificate etc. On commencement of e-auction, scrap material worth Rs.22 lakhs have been sold and gradually will switch over to e-auction, Southern Railway is selling scrap materials to the tune of Rs.350 crores per annum.

The e-auction system was formally launched today 11.04.2012, by Shri Deepak Krishan, General Manager, Southern Railway in the presence of Shri B.K. Sinha, Controller of Stores, Southern Railway and other Principal Head of the Departments.

The General Manager also inaugurated the renovated railway staff canteen in the Controller of Stores Office/Perambur, with high ventilation duly providing ladiesrest-cum-dining hall.
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Metro Rail services from 05:00 AM on MCD Election Day


On the day of MCD elections in Delhi on 15th April 2012 (Sunday), the Metro train services will start around 05:00 AM instead of 06:00 AM on all Lines. The trains will run with a frequency of 15 minutes on all the six lines till 06:00 AM after which trains will run with their normal frequency throughout the day.

The exact timings for start of Metro services from originating stations of all Lines on 15th April 2012, are given below:

Originating Station Destination Station Service Commencement Time
Dilshad Garden Rithala 05:00 hrs
Rithala Dilshad Garden 05:00 hrs
HUDA City Centre Jahangirpuri 04:54 hrs
Jahangirpuri HUDA City Centre 05:00 hrs
Vishwavidyalaya HUDA City Centre 05:00 hrs
NOIDA City Centre Dwarka Sector-21 05:08 hrs
Vaishali Dwarka Sector-21 05:00 hrs
Dwarka NOIDA City Centre 05:00 hrs
Dwarka Vaishali 04:42 hrs
Dwarka Sector-21 NOIDA City Centre 05:00 hrs
Dwarka Sector-21 Vaishali 05:08 hrs
Mundka Inderlok 05:25 hrs
Mundka Kirti Nagar 05:10 hrs
Inderlok Mundka 05:00 hrs
Kirti Nagar Mundka 05:00 hrs
Central Secretariat Badarpur 05:05 hrs
Badarpur Central Secretariat 05:05 hrs

Metro services will close as per normal schedule in the night.
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Railway Minister’s Awards for SCR Personnel


Indian Railways will be celebrating the 57thRailway week from 10th to 16th April, 2012 in commemoration of the first train run o­n Indian soil.The Central Function of the Railway Week will be held o­n 16th April, 2012 in New Delhi, during whichthe coveted Railway Minister’s 57thRailway Week Awards will be presented.

17 Officers/Staff of South Central Railway have been selected for the prestigious 57th Railway Week Awards in recognition of their exemplary performance during the year which include fourteen individual Awardees and 3 Awardees for Disposal of Scrap Disposal. Amongst the Individual Awardees, are 5 Gazetted Officers, 7 Group ‘C’ staff and 2 Group ‘D’ Staff.

The following is the list of Officers and Staff who are the recipients of the 57th Railway Week ‘Minister of Railway Award-2012’.


Gazetted Officers (Five)

1.Shri G.V.Mallikarjuna Rao - Senior Divisional Electrical Engineer, Electric Loco Shed, Lallaguda, Secunderabad.
2.Shri S.Vishnuvardhana Rao - Deputy Chief Engineer/Construction, Kadapa
3.Shri T.S.Manavalan-Divisional Operations Manager, Guntakal Division
4.Shri S.Sudhakar -Divisional Security Commissioner, Railway Protection Force, Hyderabad Division
5.Shri Bhukiya Bal Singh- Private Secretary, Divisional Railway Manager’s Office, Secunderabad Division
Group ‘C’ Staff (Seven)
6.Shri P.Srinivasulu Reddy - Chief Vigilance Inspector (Engineering), Senior Deputy General Manager’s Office, Secunderabad
7.Shri Salan Sanga – Senior Section Officer, Senior Divisional Finance Manager’s Office, Secunderabad Division
8.Shri Zakir Hussain - Loco Pilot (Mail & Express), Kazipet, Secunderabad Division
9.Shri P.Veera Bhadra Rao - Section Engineer, Bhadrachalam, Secunderabad Division

10.Shri N.Nagaraju -Tech-I, Diesel Loco Shed, Gooty, Guntakal Division

11.Shri M.Odhelu- Station Manager, Kazipet, Secunderabad Division

12.Shri K.V.S.R.K.Ravi Varma - Senior Section Engineer, Telecommunication, Guntur Railway Station, Guntur Division

Group ‘D’ Staff (Two)

13.Shri Mallaiah Iylaiah – Senior Trackman, Senior Section Engineer’s Office/Permanent Way, Lingampalli, Secunderabad Division

14.Shri G. Pydi Raju- Assistant Pointsman, Anakapalle, Vijayawada Division.

Award for Scrap Disposal (Three)

15.Shri D.Seran Senguttuvan– Senior Divisional Material Manager, Vijayawada Division.

16.Shri K.R.V.Ramana- Senior Material Manager, Scrap Depot, Guntupalli, Vijayawada Division

17.Shri Vijender Bahadur- Office Superintendent, Controller of Stores, Secund
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South Central Railway’s Special Campaign to Popularize ATVMs Concludes


South Central Railway hasconducteda Three day Special Campaign from2ndtill 4th April, 2012 at all the Railway Stations in twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad for popularizing the use of Automatic Ticket Vending Machines (ATVMs’) among the rail passengers. During the Campaign Railway Officials contacted the passengers standing in the queue in booking offices and explainedthem the benefits of purchasing tickets through ATVM’s.Pamphlets containing the step-by stepprocedure of obtaining tickets through ATVMs’ were also distributed.

The special campaignhaselicited enthusiastic response form the traveling public. o­n a normal day, the smart cards sale is around 70 per day. But during the drive period, 230 cards were sold per day representing a growth of 230%. Smart cards have to be first purchased and making use of the smart cards, tickets can be purchased from ATVMs’ installed at all the MMTSstations of twin cities.

By using the smart card, required ticket can be generated in the ATVM in just about half a minute, whereas,in a normal booking office the passenger has to wait in long queues, specially during morning and evening rush hours. Railway also gives 5%bonus o­n the smart cards. If a passenger buys tickets worth of Rs. 1000/- he will get a bonus of Rs. 50/-

Rail users of twin cities are requested to make use of ATVMs’ and“ SAVE TIME& SAVE MONEY
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Railway Ministers Medal for RPF Inspector


Shri. N.Ashwini Kumar, Inspector/RPF, Internal Vigilance Group of Headquarters, Secunderabad,South Central Railway, has been awarded with Railway Minister’s Medal for second best investigation for the year 2011. The brief facts of the case are as follows.

Shri.N.Ashwini Kumar while working as Inspector/RPF/Nampally Station o­n 24/06/2010 received a theft report of missing of 262 cell phones valued Rs.6,00,000/- booked in Luggage Van of Dakshin Express. After registering the case he promptly took up the enquiries. He obtained IME numbers of stolen cell phones from the consignee and tried to trace out the stolen cell phones. With the help of Department of Telecomm, Hyderabad, he approached various service providers like Airtel, Aircell, Idea and Police Surveillance Units at Agra, Hyderabad etc.and he could gather valuable information about the location of the stolen cell phones at various places of Central and Northern India like Lucknow, Kanpur, Delhi, Jhansi and also at Hyderabad and successfully arrested two notorious criminals and 9 Railway employees and recovered 53 cell phones. The Security Directorate, Railway Board had also nominated a joint team to work out o­n the case, in which criminals were spread over more than three zonal Railways.

The above said case is unique of its kind. The criminals committed the offence by breaking the Luggage Van of the train enroute to Secunderabad from Delhi and alighted between Jhansi and Bhopal and further disposed the property at different places. Since it was difficult to trace out the criminals by using traditional investigation techniques, the RPF Inspector intelligently utilized the latest available technology to detect the crime and located the criminals with the help of Department of Telecomm and various service providers of cell phones.

In recognition of his services Shri. Ashwini Kumar is awarded national level Railway Minister’s medal for second best investigation.
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Media Brief on the occasion of Press Conference by Shri K H Muniyappa, Hon'ble Minister of State for Railways at Tirupati on 05.04.2012


Shri K H Muniyappa, Hon'ble Minister of State for Railways conveneda meeting along with Dr. N. Siva Prasad, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Chittoor along with Senior Officers of South Central Railway headed by Shri G N Asthana, General Manager to review the o­n-going Projects and other Railway issues at Tirupati.

Sri K.H.Muniyappa, Hon’ble Union Minister of State of Railways, reviewed the SCR performance and complemented the Officer and Staff for showing the remarkable performance during the last financial year 2011-12, during which SCR achieved a record Loading of 103 Million Tonnes and carried 384 Million Passengers. The Gross Earningsof SCR registered Rs.8194 Crs, with a growth rate of 11.5%. During this period, Rs. 94 Crs. have been spent towards upgrading Passenger Amenities at various Stations.

Railways have been making concerted efforts to develop Tirupati Railway Station, which is a major pilgrim hub. The Station handles 65,000 Passengers and 75 Trains o­n an average per day. Keeping in view the public demands for more number of Train Services to Tirupati, Railways have been introducing several new trains to Tirupati every year .

During the lastfinancial year the following Trains have been introduced from/via Tirupati:

1.Tr. No. 22856/22855Tirupati-Santragachi Express (Weekly)

2.Tr. No. 12765/12766 Tirupati-Amaravati Express (Bi-weekly)

3.Tr. No. 57478/57477 Tirupati-Guntakal Passenger

4.Tr. No. 22851 /22852 Santragachi-Mangalore Vivek Express (Weekly) passing through Tirupati

In the recent Railway Budget 2012, Tirupati has got 3 New Originating Trains, Extension of 1 Train and increase in frequency for 2 Trains as below:

New Originating Trains

1.Tirupati-Bhubaneshwar Express (Weekly)

2.Tirupati-Mannargudi Express (Tri-weekly)

3.Tirupati-Karimnagar Express (Weekly)


Extension of Train

1.Tr. No. 16780/16779 Tirupati - Madurai Express to Rameswaram

Increase in Frequency

1.Tr. No.12732/12731 Tirupati-Secunderabad Express (2 to 4 days)

2.Tr. No.16780/16779 Tirupati-Madurai Express (2 to 3 days)

Emphasis is being given to upgrade the Passenger Amenities at Tirupati Railway Station so as to provide a comfortable service to the Passengers. During the last 3 yearsseveral Passenger Amenity Works of worth Rs.7.7Crs. have been completed.
Some of the major works taken upin the last three years at Tirupati include:

vProvision of AC Waiting Hall o­n Platform No.1.

vDevelopment of Circulating Area o­n Southern side.

vDevelopment of new PRS o­n Southern side.

vAir cooling of Concourse Area.

vFive washable aprons o­n all Platform Lines including water hydrant lines, to facilitate easy cleaning

vThree lifts of 13 passenger carrying capacity provided o­n all Platforms.

vExtension of Concourse.

vNew General Waiting Hall above the Concourse Area.

vPay & Use Toilets o­n Platform No. 1, new Waiting Hall and in extended Concourse Area.

vAdditional space o­n Platform No. 1 created by shifting the offices to 1st floor.

vSupply of Reverse Osmosis (RO) purified water at all taps o­n all Platforms.

vRaising low level Platform Shelter Covers to the standard heights.

vProvision of easy to clean dadoing to the Platform wall.

In addition, a large number of Passenger Amenity works at a cost of Rs.4.42 Crs have already been sanctioned and their progress will be expedited for early completion.

To facilitate easy transit across Platforms, four Escalators are planned to be provided at a cost of Rs.2.8 Crs. during the current year in addition to the already existing 3 Lifts.

Other sanctioned major Passenger Amenity works which are being currently taken up include
vBeautification of Station Building at a cost of Rs.60 lakhs.
vProvision of additional Entry/Exit at a cost of Rs.47 lakhs.
vProvision of Cycle/ Scooter stand at South Side of Tirupati Station at a cost of Rs.32 lakhs.
vMicroprocessor based LED destination display system for Tr.No.17405/06 Krishna Express,
for Tr.No.12733/34 Narayanadri Express and for Tr.No.17429/30 Rayalaseema Express at a cost of Rs.96 lakhs.
vAugmentation of Water supply due to increased demand at a cost of Rs.80 lakhs.
vConstruction of HL RCC over head tank with a capacity of 2,50,000 liters at the cost of Rs.90 lakhs.
vProvision of water supply arrangement from Swarna Mukhi river to Tirupati Station at a cost ofRs.77 Lakhs
vTouch Screen Enquiry Terminals at convenient locations to facilitate easy enquiry process without any need to wait at counters
Regarding the World Class Station at Tirupati, as it was found difficult to develop existing Tirupati Station as World Class Station due to built-up area around the Station and shortage of land, it is planned to develop the World Class Station at a convenient nearby halt station - Tirupati West.

The Empowered Committee consisting of State Level Officials has already approved the plan for developing the World Class Station at Tirupati West. The Government of AP has also given the consent for developing the World Class Station at Tirupati West, subject to the payment of the cost of land for an area of 21.3 acres. The Inception Report is under the consideration ofMinistry of Railways.

South Central Railway, which comprises of 86% of the Railway Network in Andhra Pradesh, has got significant announcements in terms of New Trains, New Projects and allocations for Passenger Amenities etc in the recent Railway Budget 2012. It is noteworthy that out of the 75 Mail/Express Trains announced, 15 will Originate from SCR and another 10 will pass through SCR. Thus Passengers o­n SCR can avail 1/3rd of the total Express trains to be introduced during the next financial year.

Out of the total 11 New Railway Line Projects sanctioned in the Budget-2012, Andhra Pradesh has got 2 Projects -- [1.] Bhadrachalam-Kovvur (151 kms at a cost of Rs.923 Crs.), [2.] Akannapet-Medak (17 kms at a cost of Rs.57 Crs.). An amount of Rs.275 Crs. has been allotted in the Budget for the sanctioned New Line Projects o­n SCR. In addition, an ambitious project of MMTS Phase-II in Twin Cities has also been sanctioned at a cost of Rs.631 Crs., for which the AP State Government agreed to share 2/3rdof the cost.

Towards Passenger Amenities, the allocation to South Central Railway has been increased significantly to Rs.124 Crs. for FY 2012-13 as against Rs.82 Crs. last year.

During the previous financial year 2011-12, SCR completed a record 132 Kms of New Lines and 25 ROBs. The State Government of Andhra Pradesh has been providing requisite help in execution of Railway Projects in the State and close coordination is being maintained with State Government for the speedy completion of the already sanctioned Projects.

In line with the Railways' strong commitment to Safety, highest priority is being accorded to Safety in Train Working. In view of the Safety concerns at Unmanned Level Crossings (UMLCs), SCR has already started the process of eliminating UMLCs by year 2015. During the last financial year, 159 such road crossings have been removed o­n SCR.

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Cancellation / Partial Cancellation / Regulation of Trains due to Modification of Yard at Vijayawada Station


In view of the modification of ‘F’ Cabin, alteration of ‘G’ Cabin at Vijayawada and insertion of point Nos. 161 A and B at RRI yard from 10thto 21st April, 2012, the following trains will be fully cancelled / partially cancelled / regulated during the period:-

A)Trains Fully Cancelled from 10thto 21st April, 2012

1)Train No. 67281 to 67289 Vijayawada-Tenali-Guntur-Vijayawada Passenger trains
2)Train No.67251/67253 Vijayawada-Tenali-Vijayawada Passenger trains.
B)Trains Partially Cancelled between Vijayawada and Guntur
1)Train No. 56501/56502 Vijayawada-Hubli-Vijayawada Passenger Trains
2)Train No.56503/56504 Vijayawada-Yesvantpur-Vijayawada Passenger Trains
C)Trains Regulated o­n 12thApril, 2012

1)Train No.57232 Kakinada-Vijayawada Passenger for 60 minutes at Gunadala

D)Trains Regulated o­n 13thApril, 2012

1)Train No.12804 Nizamuddin-Visakhapatnam Express for 60 minutes at Vijayawada .

2)Train No. 12805 Viskahapatnam-Secunderabad Express for 60 minutes at Eluru-Gunadala.

3)Train No. 18645 Howrah-Hyderabad Express for 100 minutes at Eluru-Gunadala .

4)Train No.12663 Howrah-Tiruchirapalli Express for 454 minutes at at Eluru-Gunadala.

5)Train No.57257 Tirupati-Kakinada Express for 45 minutes at Krishna Canal.
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