23 April, 2018

Temporary Augmentation of CR Summer Special Trains 9600 additional accommodation for passengers 2018 summer

Central Railway will attach additional coaches temporarily in summer special trains to clear the extra rush of passengers thereby creating additional accommodation for about 9600 passengers as per details given below:


01117 Gorakhpur Special leaving LTT o­n24.4.2018,1.5.2018,8.5.2018 and 15.5.2018with 2 Sleeper Class and o­ne AC-3 Tier coaches

01118 LTT Special leaving Gorakhpur o­n25.4.2018,2.5.2018,9.5.2018 and 16.5.2018with 2 Sleeper Class and o­ne AC-3 Tier coaches


01193 Karmali Special leaving LTT o­n21.4.2018,28.4.2018,5.5.2018and12.5.2018with 2 Sleeper Class and o­ne AC-3 Tier coaches

01194 LTT Special leaving Karmali o­n21.4.2018,28.4.2018,5.5.2018and12.5.2018with 2 Sleeper Class and o­ne AC-3 Tier coaches


01195 Mangalore Jn Special leaving LTT o­n22.4.2018,29.4.2018, 6.5.2018 and 13.5.2018 with 2 Sleeper Class and o­ne AC-3 Tier coaches

01196 LTT Special leaving Mangalore Jn o­n22.4.2018,29.4.2018, 6.5.2018 and 13.5.2018 with 2 Sleeper Class and o­ne AC-3 Tier coaches


01101 Varanasi Special leaving LTT o­n 23.4.2018,30.4.2018,7.5.2018 and 14.5.2018with o­ne Sleeper Class and Two AC-3 Tier coaches

01102 LTT Special leaving Varanasi o­n24.4.2018,1.5.2018,8.5.2018 and 15.5.2018with o­ne Sleeper Class and Two AC-3 Tier coaches


01169 Varanasi Special leaving LTT o­n 26.4.2018,3.5.2018,10.5.2018 and 17.5.2018with o­ne Sleeper Class and Two AC-3 Tier coaches

01170 LTT Special leaving Varanasi o­n27.4.2018,4.5.2018,11.5.2018 and 18.5.2018with o­ne Sleeper Class and Two AC-3 Tier coaches


01349 Patna Special leaving Pune o­n23.4.2018,30.4.2018,7.5.2018 and 14.5.2018with o­ne Sleeper Class and o­ne AC-3 Tier coaches

01350 Pune Special leaving Patna o­n25.4.2018,2.5.2018,9.5.2018 and 16.5.2018with o­ne Sleeper Class and o­ne AC-3 Tier coaches


Waitlisted passengers of these trains are requested to check their PNR status before boarding the train.
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Stations o­n Neral – Matheran Hill Railways turns to Green Energy

Central Railway’s Matheran Hill Railway is a narrow-gauge heritage railway in Maharashtra, India. A delight to the tourists and the route to the summer destination for Mumbaikar’s covers a distance of 21 kms cutting a swathe through forest in Western Ghats from Neral to Matheran. The narrow gauge railway line halts at three stations in between i.e. Jummapatti, Waterpipe, Aman Lodge and terminate at Matheran. All these four stations are now provided with solar power plant of capacity 500-1000 Wp and wind Mill of capacity 6.1 KWp at matheran including energy efficient LED lights and Fans.

Shri Sunil Udasi, Chief Public Relations officer, Central Railway informed that o­n installation of Green Energy System, generation capacity of the each system at Jummapatti, Waterpipe, Aman Lodge is 75-80 KWH & Matheran is 680-690 KWH per month. The electric supply from the renewable sources will bring down the hill railway station’s power bill drastically resulting in savings of Rs.2.07 lakh per year, besides reducing its carbon footprints. 
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summer special trains o­n special charges between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and Varanasi during Summer 2018

summer special trains o­n special charges between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and Varanasi to clear the extra rush of passengers during Summer 2018.The details are as under:


Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus –Varanasi – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus weekly Specials (10)


Train No. 01027 Special will leave Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus at 06.45 hrs o­n everyTuesdayfrom 24.4.2018 to 22.5.2018 (5 trips) and will arrive Varanasi at 12.00 hrs next day.


Train No. 01028 Special will leave Varanasi at 13.55 hrs o­n everyWednesdayfrom25.4.2018 to 23.5.2018(5 trips) and will arrive Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus at 16.15 hrs next day.


Halts:Kalyan, Igatpuri, Nasik Road, Bhusaval, Khandwa, Itarsi, Jabalpur, Katni, Satna, Manikpur and Chheoki Jn.


Composition:One AC- Three Tier, 10 Sleeper Class, 5 General Second Seating and 2 General Second Class cum Luggage Brake Van.


Reservation: Bookings for summer special trains o­n special charges leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus will commence from21.4.2018at all PRS locations and through internet o­nwww.irctc.co.in.

General second class coaches will run as unreserved coaches and will be booked through UTS system.
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INTRODUCTION OF 9 CAR EMU SERVICES BETWEEN GUMMIDIPOONDI AND TAMBARAM/CHENGALPATTU FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY

 Passenger’s Demands 4 new CROSS SECTORAL 9 CAR EMU train services will be introduced between Gummidipoondi and Tambaram/Chengalpattu with effect from 23rd April 2018 (MONDAY). These services will be operated from Monday to Friday only and will not be operated on Saturdays and Sundays.

Train No.GC2 will leave Gummidpoondi at 06.00 hrs to reach Chengalpattu at 09.50 hrs via Chennai Beach and Tambaram

In the return direction, Train No.CG1 will leave Chengalpattu at 10.30 hrs to reach Gummidipoondi at 13.55 hrs via Tambaram and Chennai Beach.

Train No.GT2 will leave Gummidipoondi at 14.25 hrs to reach Tambaram at 16.55 hrs via Chennai Beach

In the return direction, Train No.TG1 will leave Tambaram at 18.05 hrs to reach Gummidipoondi at 20.40 hrs via Chennai Beach.

PASSENGER SPECIALS FROM VELACHERY – GUMMIDIPOONDI – VELACHERY ON WEEKENDS

Consequent to the introduction of the 9 car EMU from Gummidipoondi to Tambaram/Chengalpattu, A Passenger special will be operated on weekends as follows :-

Passenger Special will leave Gummidipoondi at 20.50 hrs on FRIDAYS to reach Velachery at 23.15 hrs (starting from 27th April 2018) via Chennai Beach

In the return direction, Passenger Special will leave Velachery at 19.40 hrs on SUNDAYS to reach Gummidipoondi at 22.15 hrs (starting from 22nd April 2018) via Chennai Beach
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LHB Coaches for Train No.22502 / 22501 New Tinsukia – Bengaluru – New Tinsukia via Perambur, Katpadi, weekly express

LHB (Linke-Hofmann-Busch) coaches have been allotted for Train No.22502 / 22501 New Tinsukia – Bengaluru – New Tinsukia (via Perambur, Katpadi, Jolarpettai) weekly express trains.





Consequently, the rake of Train No. 22502 / 22501 New Tinsukia – Bengaluru – New Tinsukia (via Perambur, Katpadi, Jolarpettai) weekly express trains will be converted into LHB stock o­n the dates given below.





Train No.22502

New Tinsukia – Bengaluru

weekly express

Train No.22501

Bengaluru – New Tinsukia

weekly express

From New Tinsukia

on 13.04.2018

From Bengaluru

on 17.04.2018





Consequently, the composition of New Tinsukia – Bengaluru – New Tinsukia weeily express trains will be revised as detailed below.





Composition:AC 2-tier – 1, AC 3-tier – 4, Sleeper Class – 13 & General Second Class – 1 coaches.
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Mechanical Department of Southern Railway bags Best Department Shield from Railway Board

Every year, during the Railway Week Celebrations in the month of April,  awards and shields are given away to various zones, divisions and staff of Indian Railways in recognition of their outstanding efforts made during the previous year.

 This year the Mechanical Department of Southern Railway has bagged the Best Department Shield declared by Railway Board.  Shri.R.K.Kulshrestha, General Manager, Southern Railway and Shri.Shishir Dutt, Chief Workshop Engineer, Southern Railway received the award at the 63rd Railway Week Celebrations National Award function held in Bhopal o­n 16th of April, 2018.  The Shield was presented by Shri. Piyush Goyal, Hon'ble Union Minister of Railways & Coal and Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan , Hon'ble Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh in the presence of Shri Manoj Sinha ,Hon'ble Union Minister of State of Railways.


Performance highlights of Mechanical Department of Southern Railway during 2017-18


On-Board House Keeping Services (OBHS)


On-Board House Keeping Services (OBHS) are presently available in 85 trains over Southern Railway.

BOOT laundries


To ensure the supply of quality linen to AC passengers, two BOOT (Build, Operate and Transfer) laundries are operational at Basin Bridge and Kochuveli.  Four more would be established to take care of 100% of linen supply in Southern Railway.

Bio-toilets

65% of the coaches over Southern Railway are fitted with Bio-toilets.  All 6229 coaches of Southern Railway would be fitted with bio-toilets by this year end.

Heritage Steam Voyage in NMR

Three special coaches  have been refurbished for the “Heritage Steam voyage” NMR Summer special trains .  Two first class coaches were refurished at Golden Rock Workshop, Triuchchirappalli and o­ne SLR (Luggage cum Brake Van) coach at Mettupalayam Depot.   The steam locos for this summer special is pooled from Coonoor Loco Shed, which has four steam locos in service.


Refurbishing of Double Decker Coaches for Uday Rake:


Double Decker Coaches (11 Nos.) were refurbished/upgraded  with provision of Poly Vinyl Wrapping o­n Coach Interiors/Exteriors,  Wi-Fi enabled Infotainment System with LCD Display, Pantry with Coffee and Snacks Vending Units etc. The above Coaches are planned to ply between Coimbatore – Bengaluru Section.



Improvements carried out in Shatabdi Trains under “Project Swarn”:

Two pairs of Shatabdi Express trains operated by Southern Railway have been shortlisted by Ministry of Railways under Project ‘Swarn’ for renovation with improved passenger amenities, aesthetics and hygiene standards. The refurbishing of coaches is in progress in Chennai Central–Mysuru-Chennai Shatabdi Express and Chennai Central – Coimbatore – Chennai Central Shatabdi Express.

LHB Coaches

LHB Coaches with German technology was introduced in 12673/74 Cheran Express from 10/11/2017. A total of 12 trains with 451 coaches have been provided with LHB coaches in Southern Railway so far.

Landmark achievements

Golden Rock Workshop (GOC), Trichy is the premier Workshop of Southern Railway engaged in manufacture of Wagons. During the year 2017-18, 160 Nos. BOXNHL and 178 Nos. BLC Wagons were manufactured. In addition, GOC Workshop has bagged an order for manufacture of 250 Nos.  BVCM Wagons for Rs.36.46 Crores and 1035 BCS Wagons for Rs.314 Crores for CONCOR. The workshop bagged the prestigious 5-star label and National Award for Energy Efficiency from Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power.   Besides, Certifications for Integrated Management System (IMS) [ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001], 5S, Welding Quality Assurance (ISO 3834) etc. have been obtained Housekeeping for all the Workshops.

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CHANGES IN PATTERN OF TRAIN SERVICES DUE TO MAJOR ENGINEERING WORKS AT ARAKKONAM RAILWAY STATION FROM 21.04.2018 TO 25.04.2018

Major engineering works are to be taken up for modification of Arakkonam yard which will involve insertion of points and removal of points including diamond cross overs, cut & connections and dismantling and extension of platforms, etc.To facilitate these engineering works changes will be made in the pattern of train services as detailed below.





ON 21.04.2018, SATURDAY





A.The following suburban train services will be partially cancelled o­n 21.04.2018.



·MMC – Tiruttani EMU locals, scheduled to leave MMC at 10.00 & 11.45 hrs., will be partially cancelled between Arakkonam – Tiruttani.The trains will run from MMC to Arakkonam o­nly.



·Tiruttani – MMC EMU locals, scheduled to leave Tiruttani at 13.15 & 14.30 hrs., will be partially cancelled between Tiruttani – Arakkonam.The trains will run from Arakkonam to MMC o­nly.





B.The following suburban train service will be regulated o­n 21.04.2018.



·Velachery – Tiruttani EMU local, scheduled to leave Velachery at 11.20 hrs., will be regulated suitably at Arakkonam.





C.The following suburban train service will be rerouted o­n 21.04.2018.



·MMC – Tirupati EMU Fast Local, scheduled to leave MMC at 09.50 hrs., will be rerouted via Chitteri.





D.The following express train service will be fully cancelled o­n 21.04.2018.



·Train No.16053 Chennai Central – Tirupati express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 14.15 hrs., will be fully cancelled o­n 21.04.2018.





E.The following express train service will be partially cancelled o­n 21.04.2018.



·Train No.16054 Tirupati – Chennai Central express, scheduled to leave Tirupati at 10.00 hrs., will be partially cancelled between Tiruttani – Chennai Central.The train will run from Tirupati to Tiruttani o­nly.Upon reaching Tiruttani, the train will run as passenger special to Tirupati, leaving Tiruttani at 14.45 hrs.





F.The following express train services will be rescheduled o­n 21.04.2018.



1.Train No.11042 Chennai Central – Mumbai CSMT express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 12.20 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Chennai Central late by 1 hour.

2.Train No.12679 Chennai Central – Coimbatore Intercity express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 14.30 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Chennai Central late by 1 hour.

3.Train No.12607 Chennai Central – Bengaluru Lalbagh express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 15.35 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Chennai Central late by 1 hour.





G.The following passenger train services will be fully cancelled o­n 21.04.2018.



·Train No.56013 Arakkonam – Vellore Cantonment passenger train, scheduled to leave Arakkonam at 13.05 hrs.



·Train No.56014 Vellore Cantonment – Arakkonam passenger train, scheduled to leave Vellore Cantonment at 09.40 hrs.







ON 22.04.2018, SUNDAY



A.The following suburban train services will be partially cancelled o­n 22.04.2018.



·MMC – Tiruttani EMU locals, scheduled to leave MMC at 07.05, 10.00 & 11.45 hrs., will be partially cancelled between Arakkonam – Tiruttani.The trains will run from MMC to Arakkonam o­nly.



·Tiruttani – MMC EMU locals, scheduled to leave Tiruttani at 09.40, 13.15 & 14.30 hrs., will be partially cancelled between Tiruttani – Arakkonam.The trains will run from Arakkonam to MMC o­nly.





B.The following suburban train service will be regulated o­n 22.04.2018.



·Chennai Beach – Tiruttani EMU local, scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 12.10 hrs., will be regulated suitably at Arakkonam.



·Tirupati – MMC EMU Fast Local, scheduled to reach MMC at 17.05 hrs., will be regulated suitably at Ponpadi (near Tiruttani).





C. The following suburban train service will be rerouted o­n 22.04.2018.



·MMC – Tirupati EMU Fast Local, scheduled to leave MMC at 09.50 hrs., will be rerouted via Chitteri.





D.The following express train service will be fully cancelled o­n 22.04.2018.



·Train No.16053 Chennai Central – Tirupati express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 14.15 hrs., will be fully cancelled o­n 22.04.2018.





E.The following express train service will be partially cancelled o­n 22.04.2018.



·Train No.16054 Tirupati – Chennai Central express, scheduled to leave Tirupati at 10.00 hrs., will be partially cancelled between Tiruttani – Chennai Central.The train will run from Tirupati to Tiruttani o­nly.Upon reaching Tiruttani, the train will run as passenger special to Tirupati, leaving Tiruttani at 14.45 hrs.





F.The following express train service will be rescheduled o­n 22.04.2018.



·Train No.11042 Chennai Central – Mumbai CSMT express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 12.20 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Chennai Central late by 1 hour and 30 minutes.







ON 23.04.2018, MONDAY





A.The following suburban train services will be partially cancelled o­n 23.04.2018.



·MMC – Tiruttani EMU locals, scheduled to leave MMC at 10.00 & 11.45 hrs., will be partially cancelled between Arakkonam – Tiruttani.The trains will run from MMC to Arakkonam o­nly.



·Tiruttani – MMC EMU locals, scheduled to leave Tiruttani at 13.15 & 14.30 hrs., will be partially cancelled between Tiruttani – Arakkonam.The trains will run from Arakkonam to MMC o­nly.





B.The following suburban train service will be regulated o­n 23.04.2018.



·Velachery – Tiruttani EMU local, scheduled to leave Velachery at 11.20 hrs., will be regulated suitably at Arakkonam.





C.The following suburban train service will be rerouted o­n 23.04.2018.



·MMC – Tirupati EMU Fast Local, scheduled to leave MMC at 09.50 hrs., will be rerouted via Chitteri.





D.The following express train service will be fully cancelled o­n 23.04.2018.



·Train No.16053 Chennai Central – Tirupati express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 14.15 hrs., will be fully cancelled o­n 23.04.2018.





E.The following express train service will be partially cancelled o­n 23.04.2018.



·Train No.16054 Tirupati – Chennai Central express, scheduled to leave Tirupati at 10.00 hrs., will be partially cancelled between Tiruttani – Chennai Central.The train will run from Tirupati to Tiruttani o­nly.Upon reaching Tiruttani, the train will run as passenger special to Tirupati, leaving Tiruttani at 14.45 hrs.





F.The following express train services will be rescheduled o­n 23.04.2018.



1.Train No.11042 Chennai Central – Mumbai CSMT express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 12.20 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Chennai Central late by 1 hour.

2.Train No.12679 Chennai Central – Coimbatore Intercity express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 14.30 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Chennai Central late by 1 hour and 15 minutes.

3.Train No.12607 Chennai Central – Bengaluru Lalbagh express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 15.35 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Chennai Central late by 1 hour.





G.The following passenger train services will be fully cancelled o­n 23.04.2018.



·Train No.56013 Arakkonam – Vellore Cantonment passenger train, scheduled to leave Arakkonam at 13.05 hrs.



·Train No.56014 Vellore Cantonment – Arakkonam passenger train, scheduled to leave Vellore Cantonment at 09.40 hrs.







ON 24.04.2018, TUESDAY





A.The following suburban train services will be partially cancelled o­n 24.04.2018.



·MMC – Tiruttani EMU locals, scheduled to leave MMC at 10.00 & 11.45 hrs., will be partially cancelled between Arakkonam – Tiruttani.The trains will run from MMC to Arakkonam o­nly.



·Tiruttani – MMC EMU locals, scheduled to leave Tiruttani at 13.15 & 14.30 hrs., will be partially cancelled between Tiruttani – Arakkonam.The trains will run from Arakkonam to MMC o­nly.





B.The following suburban train service will be regulated o­n 24.04.2018.



·Velachery – Tiruttani EMU local, scheduled to leave Velachery at 11.20 hrs., will be regulated suitably at Arakkonam.





C.The following express train services, scheduled to run via Katpadi and Arakkonam, will be rerouted via Katpadi, Melpakkam, Tiruttani and Arakkonam o­n 24.04.2018.



1.Train No.12608 Bengaluru – Chennai Central Lalbagh express.

2.Train No.12680 Coimbatore – Chennai Central Intercity express.

3.Train No.12610 Bengaluru – Chennai Central express.

4.Train No.16086 Jolarpettai – Arakkonam express.





D.The following express train services will be rescheduled o­n 24.04.2018.



1.Train No.11042 Chennai Central – Mumbai CSMT express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 12.20 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Chennai Central late by 1 hour and 15 minutes.

2.Train No.12679 Chennai Central – Coimbatore Intercity express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 14.30 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Chennai Central late by 1 hour.

3.Train No.12609 Chennai Central – Bengaluru express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 13.35 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Chennai Central late by 1 hour.

4.Train No.12607 Chennai Central – Bengaluru Lalbagh express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 15.35 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Chennai Central late by 1 hour.





E.The following passenger train services will be fully cancelled o­n 24.04.2018.



·Train No.56013 Arakkonam – Vellore Cantonment passenger train, scheduled to leave Arakkonam at 13.05 hrs.



·Train No.56014 Vellore Cantonment – Arakkonam passenger train, scheduled to leave Vellore Cantonment at 09.40 hrs.







ON 25.04.2018, WEDNESDAY



A.The following suburban train services will be partially cancelled o­n 25.04.2018.



·MMC – Tiruttani EMU locals, scheduled to leave MMC at 10.00 & 11.45 hrs., will be partially cancelled between Arakkonam – Tiruttani.The trains will run from MMC to Arakkonam o­nly.



·Tiruttani – MMC EMU locals, scheduled to leave Tiruttani at 13.15 & 14.30 hrs., will be partially cancelled between Tiruttani – Arakkonam.The trains will run from Arakkonam to MMC o­nly.





B.The following suburban train service will be regulated o­n 25.04.2018.



·Velachery – Tiruttani EMU local, scheduled to leave Velachery at 11.20 hrs., will be regulated suitably at Arakkonam.





C.The following express train services, scheduled to run via Katpadi and Arakkonam, will be rerouted via Katpadi, Melpakkam, Tiruttani and Arakkonam o­n 25.04.2018.



1.Train No.12608 Bengaluru – Chennai Central Lalbagh express.

2.Train No.12680 Coimbatore – Chennai Central Intercity express.

3.Train No.12610 Bengaluru – Chennai Central express.





D.The following express train services will be rescheduled o­n 25.04.2018.



1.Train No.11042 Chennai Central – Mumbai CSMT express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 12.20 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Chennai Central late by 30 minutes.

2.Train No.12679 Chennai Central – Coimbatore Intercity express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 14.30 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Chennai Central late by 1 hour.

3.Train No.12609 Chennai Central – Bengaluru express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 13.35 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Chennai Central late by 1 hour.

4.Train No.12607 Chennai Central – Bengaluru Lalbagh express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 15.35 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Chennai Central late by 1 hour.

5.Train No.22601 Chennai Central – Sai Nagar Shirdi express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 10.10 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Chennai Central late by 2 hours and 20 minutes.

6.Train No.22637 Chennai Central – Mangalore West Coast express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 12.05 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave Chennai Central late by 1 hour.





E.The following passenger train services will be fully cancelled o­n 25.04.2018.



·Train No.56013 Arakkonam – Vellore Cantonment passenger train, scheduled to leave Arakkonam at 13.05 hrs.



·Train No.56014 Vellore Cantonment – Arakkonam passenger train, scheduled to leave Vellore Cantonment at 09.40 hrs.
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Train No.15706/15705 Delhi Jn.- Katihar - Delhi Jn. Champaran Humsafar Express

new two days a week Champaran Humsafar Express Train No. 15706/15705  shall be introduced  to run between Delhi Jn. and Katihar  as per the following program  :

15706/15705  Delhi  Jn.- Katihar - Delhi Jn. Champaran  Humsafar  Express Train (Two days a week)


The regular service of 15706 Delhi Jn. - Katihar Champaran  Humsafar  Express Train will commence  from  13.04.2018. The 15706  Delhi Jn. - Katihar Champaran  Humsafar  Express Train will depart from Delhi Jn. o­n every Tuesday & Friday at 01.45 p.m. from 13.04.2018  to reach Katihar at 07.20 p.m. the next day.

The regular service of 15705  Katihar - Delhi Jn.  Champaran  Humsafar  Express Train will commence  from  16.04.2018. The 15705  Katihar - Delhi  Champaran  Humsafar  Express Train  will depart from Katihar o­n every Monday & Thursday  at 05.40 a.m.from 16.04.2018  to reach Delhi Jn. at 11.40 a.m. the next day.

Comprising of  sixteen  AC three tier  coaches,  the 15706/15705  Delhi Jn. - Katihar - Delhi  Champaran Humsafar Express Train will stop at Purnea, Dauram Madhepura, Saharsa ,Khagaria, Samastipur, Muzaffarpur, Bapudham Motihari, Bettiah, Narkatiaganj, Gorakhpur, Naugarh, Balrampur,Gonda,Lucknow & Kanpur Central stations enroute in both the directions.
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Additional stoppage for15014/15013 Jaisalmer-Kathgodam/Ramnagar - Jaisalmer Ranikhet Express Train at Beawar Station & the 12057/12058 New Delhi-Una Himachal-New Delhi Janshatabdi Express train at Morinda Station

Railways have decided to provide additional stoppage to the 15014/15013  Jaisalmer-Kathgodam/Ramnagar - Jaisalmer Ranikhet Express Train at  Beawar  Station  & the 12057/12058 New Delhi-Una Himachal-New Delhi Janshatabdi Express train at Morinda Station  o­n experimental basis for six months  as under  :

The 15014 Kathgodam/Ramnagar – Jaisalmer Ranikhet Express Train will arrive at Beawar Station at 02.26 p.m., while its return service, the 15013 Jaisalmer - Kathgodam/Ramnagar Ranikhet Express Train will arrive at Beawar Station at 10.33 a.m. with  o­ne  minute  stoppage  in both  the directions with immediate effect o­n experimental basis for six months  .

The 12057 New Delhi-Una Himachal Janshatabdi Express train will arrive at Morinda Station at 07.54 p.m., while its return service, the 12058 Una Himachal-New Delhi Janshatabdi Express train will arrive at Morinda Station at 06.52 a.m. with o­ne minute  stoppage  in both  the directions from  18.04.2018.
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Joy Ride & Special Trains on Kalka-Shimla Section from 20.04.2018

Northern Railway has decided to run the Joy Ride train No. 52448/52447  between Shimla- Shoghi – Shimla and Special trains No.  52443/52444 & 52445/52446  between Kalka  - Shimla-Kalka  from  20.04.2018   as per the following  program me –

52448/52447  Shimla – Shoghi - Shimla Joy Ride  Train


52448  Shimla – Shoghi  Joy Ride  Train will depart from Shimla at 12.45 p.m  to arrive at Shoghiat 01.50 p.m. the same day  . In the return direction, the 52447 Shoghi - Shimla  Joy Ride  Train will depart from Shoghi at 02.20 p.m. to reach Shimla  at 03.30 p.m  the same  day. The Joy Ride train will run  from  20.04.2018  in both the directions.

52443/52444   Kalka  - Shimla -Kalka  Special  Train

The 52443  Kalka  - Shimla Special train will depart from Kalka at 12.45 p.m to arrive at Shimla at 06.25 p.m. the same day  . In the return direction, the 52444  Shimla -Kalka   special train will depart from Shimla at 09.25 a.m. to reach Kalka at 03.20 p.m the same  day.

52445/52446  Kalka  - Shimla -Kalka  Special  Train

The 52445 Kalka  - Shimla Special train will depart from Kalkaat 07.00 a.m  to arrive at Shimla at 12.15 p.m. the same day  . In the return direction, the 52446 Shimla -Kalka Special  train will depart from Shimla at 03.50 p.m. to reach Kalka at 09.15  p.m the same  day.

Note:

·Due to operational reasons, the  52441/52442  Holiday Special train will not run.

·Joy Ride Train  No  52448/52447  will run o­n regular basis.
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14 April, 2018

Western Railway No Day Block on Sunday 15-04-2018

No Day Block on Sunday. To carry out maintenance work,a jumbo block will be taken on Up/Dn fast lines bet Matunga Rd & Mumbai Central in midnight of Sat,14/4 & Sun,15/4/18 from 00:00-05:00 hrs.During block, all Up fast trns will run on Up slow line bet Santacruz and Churchgate.
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10 April, 2018

Gauthami Express & Cocanada Express Extended to Lingampalli from 9th April, 2018


Two of the popular trains of South Central Railway, Gautami Express and Cocanada Express have been extended from Secunderabad upto Lingampalli with stoppage at Begumpet with effect from 9th April, 2018. With these extensions, people from Hi-tech city and Lingampalli areas need not to come to Secunderabad station to board these two trains.

Hyderabad city has vastly grown on its western part, which is far off from Secunderabad station and thus inconvenient to the people living in areas like Hi-tech city, Kukatpally and Miyapur. The residents of these areas have been demanding trains from nearby railway stations to coastal Andhra region. These extensions have fulfilled their long standing demand.




South Central Railway has completed the development of Lingampalli station for stabling, cleaning and watering of coaches of these two trains. New station building, which includes a new Booking Office, Upper Class Waiting Hall, Ladies Waiting Hall, General Waiting Hall and new Foot Over Bridge have been completed for convenience of passengers.




These extensions will help in reducing congestion at Secunderabad station during morning hours, when trains get held up in the approach of Secunderabad station for want of platform. Extension of these two trains will result in decongestion and thereby avoid 15-20 minutes detention to Secunderabad bound trains like Charminar Express, Visakhapatnam Garibrath Express, Visakhapatnam AC express, Jaipur Express and Repalle Express.
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Trains Diverted/Restored to run on Normal Route

Due to Non – Interlocking work for commissioning of double line between Vakav-Madha-Wadsinge stations of Solapur Division in Central Railway from 2nd to 19th April, 2018, the following trains are diverted/ Restored to run o­n normal route o­n the following datesas detailed below:-


Trains Diverted:

1)Train No. 16340 Nagercoil – Mumbai CST Express is diverted to run via Madurai, Erode, Shoranur, Manglore , Madgaon and Rohastation o­n 6th& 9th April, 2018.

2)Train No. 16352 Nagercoil-Mumbai CST Express is diverted to run via Madurai, Erode, Shoranur, Manglore, Madgaon and Roha station o­n 5th & 8th April, 2018.

3)Train No. 16339 Mumbai CST – Nagercoil Express is diverted to run via Roha, Madgaon, Manglore, Shoranur, Erode and Madurai stations o­n 6th & 8th April, 2018.

4)Train No. 16351 Mumbai CST – Nagercoil Express is diverted to run via Roha, Madgaon, Manglore, Shoranur, Erode and Madurai stations o­n 7th & 10th April, 2018.

5)Train No. 16331 Mumbai CST – Thiruvananthapuram Weekly Express is diverted to run via Roha, Madgaon, Manglore and Shoranur station o­n 9th April, 2018.

6)Train No. 19419 Chennai Central – Ahmedabad Express is diverted to run via Vijayawada, Balharshah, Wardha, Jalgaon and Surat stations o­n 5th & 8th April, 2018.

7)Train No. 16332 Thiruvanathapuram Central - Mumbai CST Express is diverted to run via Shoranur, Manglore, Madgaon and Roha stations o­n 07th April, 2018.

8)Train No. 19420 Ahmedabad - Chennai Central Express is diverted to run via Surat, Jalgaon, Wardha, Balharshah and Vijayawada stations o­n 07th April, 2018.

Trains run o­n Normal Route:

1.Train No. 11027 Mumbai CST - Chennai Central Express will run o­n normal route o­n 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th April, 2018.

2.Train No. 11028 Chennai Central - Mumbai CST Express will run o­n normal route o­n 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th April, 2018.


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Train no.08511 /08512 Visakhapatnam-Kirandul daily Special Fare Train

08512 Visakhapatnam-Kirandul daily Special Fare Train will leave Visakhapatnam at 2215hrs and will reach at Kirandul at 1000hrs o­n the next days between 31st March to 30th June 2018. In the return direction, 08511 Kirandul-Visakhapatnam Special Fare Train  will leave Kirandul at 1500hrs and will arrive at Visakhapatnam at 0300hrs o­n the next days between 31stMarch to 1st July 2018.
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Train no.01661/01662 Habibganj-Puri Weekly Special Train

HABIBGANJ (BHOPAL)-PURI SPECIAL TRAIN:

          01661 Habibganj-Puri Weekly Special Train will leave Habibganj at 0720hrs o­n every Tuesday and will reach at Puri at 0845hrs o­n the next days between 3rd April to 26th June, 2018. In the return direction, 01662 Puri-Habibganj Weekly Special Train willleave Puri at 1115hrs o­n every Wednesday and will arrive at Habibganj at 1120hrs o­n the following days between 4th April to 27th June 2018.
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New Weekly train between Dibrugarh and Silchar flagged off

The regular service of the train will start from 16.04.2018 from Dibrugarh and from Silchar o­n 17.04.2018. Train number 15944 Dibrugarh – Silchar Express will leave Dibrugarh every Monday at 19-00 hrs to arrive at Silchar at 08-40 hrs o­n Tuesday. During return journey the 15943 Silchar – Dibrugarh Express will leave from Silchar every Tuesday at 22-15 hrs to arrive Dibrugarh at 11-20 hrs next day. The train will have AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, Sleeper class and General Second class accommodation available.  The train will have stoppages at Sibsagar Town, Simaluguri Jn, Mariani Jn, Furkating Jn, Dimapur, Lumding, New Haflong, Badarpur Jn during its journey both ways. 
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Special train between Ahmedabad and Kanpur Central from 9th April, 2018 to 26th June, 2018

Special train o­n Special fare will be run between Ahmedabad and Kanpur Central from 9th April, 2018 to 26th June, 2018. The details of the train is as under:-



·Train No. 02458/04151 Ahmedabad – Kanpur Central Weekly Special Train [24 services]


Train No. 02458 Ahmedabad – Kanpur Central Weekly Superfast Special train o­n Special fare will leave Ahmedabad at 13.50 hrs o­n every Tuesday andreach Kanpur Central the next day at 11.10 hrs. This train will run from 10th April to 26th June, 2018.



Similarly, Train No. 04151 Kanpur Central – Ahmedabad Weekly Special train will leave Kanpur Central at 8.20 hrs o­n every Monday and reach Ahmedabad the next day at 09.20 hrs. This train will run from 9thApril to 25th June, 2018.



The train will have I AC, AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper Class and Second Class General Coaches.

This train will halt at Nadiad, Anand, Vadodara, Godhra Jn, Dahod, Ratlam, Bhawani Mandi, Kota, Sawai Madhopur, Ga ngapur City, Hindaun City, Bayana, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, Tundla, Shikahabad and Itawa stations in both directions. Train No 02458 will also halt at Nagda station.

Booking for Train No. 02458 Ahmedabad – Kanpur Central Weekly Superfast Special train o­n Special fare will be opened from 7th April, 2018 at all Passenger Reservation Centre and IRCTC website.

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LAUNCH OF NEW MODE OF MOBILE UTS TICKETS – ‘BAAT’

Railway is launching BAAT – Book Activate And Travel – mode of paperless mobile tickets for Chennai Suburban customers. Southern Railway had launched a mobile APP for booking of unreserved tickets through the mobile phone in 2015. Passengers can download this App in their mobile from Google Play store and book their unreserved tickets using R wallet, which is an e-payment mode of Railways with no service charges. Using this App, passengers can buy two types of tickets viz., paper ticket and paper-less ticket. Today about 3 % of suburban tickets are booked through mobiles, crossing o­ne million in January 2018.



In case of paper ticket, the passenger can book the ticket from the App and can take print out of the ticket from the ATVM machines, as well as UTS counters at stations. This facility is now available to buy season tickets and non suburban journey tickets also.



Booking paperless tickets o­n mobiles, normally requires GPS and Internet connection in the phone. o­nce the passenger books the ticket in paperless option, the image of the ticket is downloaded to the phone. The passenger can show the ticket image o­n the mobile phone and travel. However, for booking paper less ticket, the passenger has to be at least 25 metres away from the railway track and station platforms but within five kms from the station. This facility is provided through ‘geo fencing’



To overcome the difficulties faced by the passengers due to such geo fencing, a new feature called ‘BAAT’ (Book Activate And Travel) has now been launched as a trial measure at Chennai Central. By this feature, the passenger can book the ticket from anywhere either from office or home, without worrying about the distance restriction. The passenger can come to the station to an area earmarked as ‘BAAT Activation Zone’ and can ‘activate’ the ticket for travel. No internet or GPS is required for activation. Passenger also need not take print out of the ticket.



This facility is being launched at Chennai Central as a trial measure from Saturday, 7/4/2018. BAAT is expected to be another passenger friendly feature being bought out by Southern Railway to benefit over o­ne million passengers every day in Chennai suburban area. Railway hopes to increase the percentage of mobile tickets to over 10 % of the total UTS tickets during the current year.



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Train no.04906/04905 Delhi Sarai Rohilla-AshokNagar- Delhi Sarai Rohilla special train

The 04906 Delhi Sarai Rohilla- AshokNagar special train will depart from Delhi Sarai Rohilla on 11.04.2018 & 24.07.2018 at 11.45 a.m. to reach AshokNagar at 05.00 a.m the next day ( 02 trips). In the return direction, The 04905 AshokNagar- Delhi Sarai Rohilla special train will depart from Ashok Nagar at 06.00 p.m. on 15.04.2018 & 28.07.2018 to reach Delhi Sarai Rohilla at 06.10 a.m. the next day ( 02 trips).

Consisting of nineteen general class coaches & two second class cum luggage van coaches, the 04906/04905 Delhi Sarai Rohilla-AshokNagar- Delhi Sarai Rohilla special train will stop at New Delhi ,Faridabad,Palwal, Mathura Jn., Agra Cantt.,Jhansi & Bina stations enroute in both the directions.
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07 April, 2018

SPECIAL TRAIN BETWEEN AHMEDABAD AND KANPUR CENTRAL

Train No. 02458/04151 Ahmedabad – Kanpur Central Weekly Special Train [24 services]


Train No. 02458 Ahmedabad – Kanpur Central Weekly Superfast Special train o­n Special fare will leave Ahmedabad at 13.50 hrs o­n every Tuesday andreach Kanpur Central the next day at 11.10 hrs. This train will run from 10th April to 26th June, 2018.



Similarly, Train No. 04151 Kanpur Central – Ahmedabad Weekly Special train will leave Kanpur Central at 8.20 hrs o­n every Monday and reach Ahmedabad the next day at 09.20 hrs. This train will run from 9thApril to 25th June, 2018.



The train will have I AC, AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper Class and Second Class General Coaches.

This train will halt at Nadiad, Anand, Vadodara, Godhra Jn, Dahod, Ratlam, Bhawani Mandi, Kota, Sawai Madhopur, Ga ngapur City, Hindaun City, Bayana, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, Tundla, Shikahabad and Itawa stations in both directions. Train No 02458 will also halt at Nagda station.

Booking for Train No. 02458 Ahmedabad – Kanpur Central Weekly Superfast Special train o­n Special fare will be opened from 7th April, 2018 at all Passenger Reservation Centre and IRCTC website.
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04 April, 2018

Trains Cancelled/Diverted nterlocking work for commissioning of double line between Vakav-Madha-Wadsinge from 2nd to 19th April, 2018

Due to Non – Interlocking work for commissioning of double line between Vakav-Madha-Wadsinge stations of Solapur Division in Central Railway from 2nd to 19th April, 2018, the following trains are cancelled/diverted on the following dates as detailed below:-

Trains Cancelled :

1) Train No. 11017 Mumbai LTT-Karaikal Weekly Express scheduled to depart Mumbai LTT is cancelled on 7th April, 2018.

2) Train No. 11018 Karaikal – Mumbai LTT Weekly Express scheduled to depart Karaikal is cancelled on 9th April, 2018.

Trains Diverted:

1) Train No.18519 Visakhapatnam – Mumbai LTT Express is diverted to run via Secunderabad, Vikarabad, Latur Rd, Kurduvadi and Daund stations on 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th April, 2018.

2) Train No. 18520 Mumbai LTT-Visakhapatnam Express is diverted to run via Daund, Kurduvadi, Latur Rd, Vikarabad and Secunderabad stations on 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th April, 2018.

3) Train No. 11020 Bhubaneswar – Mumbai CST Konark Express is diverted to run via Secunderabad, Vikarabad, Latur Rd, Kurduvadi and Daund stations on 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th April, 2018.

4) Train No. 11019 Mumbai CST – Bhubaneswar Konark Express is diverted to run via Daund, Kurduvadi, Latur Rd, Vikarabad and Secunderabad stations on 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th April, 2018.

5) Train No. 17031 Mumbai CST – Hyderabad Express is diverted to run via Daund, Kurduvadi, Latur Rd and Vikarabad stations on 8th, 9th & 10th April, 2018.

6) Train No. 17032 Hyderabad – Mumbai CST Express is diverted to run via Vikarabad, Latur Rd, Kurduvadi and Daund stations on 7th, 8th & 9th April, 2018.

7) Train No. 16340 Nagercoil – Mumbai CST Express is diverted to run via Madurai, Erode, Shoranur, Manglore and Madgaon station on 6th & 9th April, 2018.

8) Train No. 16352 Nagercoil-Mumbai CST Balaji Express is diverted to run via Madurai, Erode, Shoranur, Manglore and Madgaon station on 5th & 8th April, 2018.

9) Train No. 16339 Mumbai CST – Nagercoil Express is diverted to run via Madgaon, Manglore, Shoranur, Erode and Madurai stations on 6th & 8th April, 2018.

10) Train No. 16351 Mumbai CST – Nagercoil Balaji Express is diverted to run via Madgaon, Manglore, Shoranur, Erode and Madurai stations on 7th & 10th April, 2018.

11) Train No. 16331 Mumbai CST – Thiruvananthapuram Weekly Express is diverted to run via Madgaon, Manglore and Shoranur station on 9th April, 2018.

12) Train No. 11044 Madurai – Mumbai LTT Kurla Express is diverted to run via Guntakal, Ballari, Gadag, Miraj station on 7th April, 2018.

13) Train No. 17222 Mumbai LTT – Kakinada Port Express is diverted to run via Daund, Kurduvadi, Latur Rd, Vikarabad and Secunderabad stations on 8th April, 2018.

14) Train No. 19419 Chennai Central – Ahmedabad Express is diverted to run via Vijayawada, Balharshah, Wardha, Jalgaon and Surat stations on 5th & 8th April, 2018.

15) Train No. 11041 Mumbai CST – Chennai Central Express is diverted to run via Miraj, Gadag, Ballari and Guntakal stations on 8th, 9th & 10th April, 2018.

16) Train No. 11042 Chennai Central – Mumbai CST Express is diverted to run via Guntakal, Ballari, Gadag and Miraj stations on 7th, 8th & 9th April, 2018.

17) Train No. 11301 Mumbai CST – Bengaluru Udyan Express is diverted to run via Miraj, Gadag, Ballari and Guntakal stations on 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th April, 2018.

18) Train No. 11302 Bengaluru – Mumbai CST Udyan Express is diverted to run via Guntakal, Ballari, Gadag and Miraj stations on 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th April, 2018.

19) Train No. 16332 Thiruvananthapuram – Mumbai CST Express is diverted to run via Shoranur, Mangalore and Madgaon stations on 7th April, 2018.

20) Train No. 19420 Ahmedabad – Chennai Central Express is diverted to run via Surat, Jalgaon, Wardha, Balharshah and Vijayawada stations on 7th April, 2018.
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Train No.17243/17244 Vijayawada – Rayagada - Vijayawada Express

Train No.17243/17244 Vijayawada – Rayagada - Vijayawada Express Train from 1st April, 2018 from both ends as detailed below:-
Timetable of Train no. 17243/17244 Vijayawada – Rayagada - Vijayawada Express between Vijayawada and Duvvada stations:

Tr.No.17243 Vijayawada – Rayagada express
arrival/departure Station Tr.No.17244 Rayagada – Vijayawada Express
arrival/departure
23.30 hrs (Departure) Vijayawada Jn 04.15 hrs (arrival)
00.05/00.06 Nuzvid 02.20/02.22
00.20/00.22 Eluru 01.55/01.57
00.40/00.42 Bhimadolu 01.35/01.37
01.15/01.17 Tadepalligudem 01.15/01.17
01.43/01.45 Nidadavolu 00.55/00.57
02.05/02.07 Kovvur 00.35/00.37
02.25/02.30 Rajahmundry 00.15/00.20
02.50/02.52 Dwarapudi 23.30/23.32
02.57/02.58 Anaparti 23.20/23.22
03.10/03.12 Samalkot 23.00/23.02
03.22/03.24 Pitapuram 22.45/22.47
03.45/03.47 Annavaram 22.20/22.22
04.05/04.07 Tuni 22.02/22.04
04.25/04.27 Narsipatnam Road 21.43/21.45
04.52/04.54 Yelamanchili 21.25/21.27
06.58/07.00 Anakapalle 21.05/21.07
07.23/07.25 Duvvada 20.50/20.52

*There will be no change in timings and stoppages between Duvvada and Rayagada stations.
These trains consist of Sleeper Class, General Second Class and Luggage cum Brake van Coaches.
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Diversion of Trains work in Central Railway

Due to line block in connection with engineering work in Central Railway, the following changes are made in train services.:

Diversion of trains:

1. Train No.16340 Nagercoil Jn. – Mumbai express will be diverted to run via. Madurai, Erode, Shoranur, Mangalore Jn. and Madgaon on 06.04.2018 and 09.04.2018.
2. Train No.16352 Nagercoil Jn. – Mumbai express will be diverted to run via. Madurai, Erode, Shoranur, Mangalore Jn. and Madgaon on 05.04.2018 and 08.04.2018.
3. Train No.16339 Mumbai – Nagercoil Jn. express will be diverted to run via.Madgaon, Mangalore Jn. Shoranur, Erode and Madurai on 06.04.2018 and 08.04.2018.
4. Train No.16351 Mumbai – Nagercoil Jn. express will be diverted to run via. Madgaon, Mangalore Jn. Shoranur, Erode and Madurai on 07.04.2018 and 10.04.2018.
5. Train No.11044 Madurai – Lokmanya Tilak Terminus express will be diverted to run via. Guntakkal, Bellary, Chandigarh, Miraj and Pune on 07.04.2018.
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Discount on total value of basic fare of PRS counter tickets booked through UPI including BHIM application

Provision of 5%discount on the total value of basic fare of Passenger Reservation System (reserved) counter ticket subject to maximum of Rs.50/- if the reserved ticket is booked through UPI including BHIM application. The scheme to be implemented with effect from 02nd April, 2018 on the experimental basis for three months.

Terms and conditions of the scheme is mentioned below.

1. Such discount shall be applicable only on reserved tickets booked across the reservation/booking counters when booking through UPI including BHIM application.

2. Discount shall be applicable on ticket s whose total value of basic fare of a ticket shall be Rs.100/-and above..However, maximum discount on a ticket shall not be more the Rs.50/-

3. No such discount shall be applicable on unreserved single journey tickets/season tickets, reserved tickets booked on line (e-ticket/I-ticket) etc.

However, 0.5% discount on total fare which is already applicable on booking of season tickets (suburban section) through digital means including UPI (BHIM) application shall continue as per instruction issued from time to time.

4. Such discounts shall be applicable only across the reservation counter upto the preparation of first reservation chart. After preparation of first chart on such discount shall be applicable.

However,10% rebate in the basic fare on the vacant berth/seats after preparation of first chart shall continue as per instruction issued from time to time in this regard.
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