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Showing posts with label INFORMATION. Show all posts

Relocation and Removal of Stalls/Kiosks on Mumbai Division

Central Railway Mumbai Division has relocated and removed stalls and kiosks for better passenger movement as per the recommendations of the Multi-Disciplinary Team. The details are as under



Relocation of Stalls

Water Vending Machine/Water Hut at Thakurli, Milk Stall at Kasara, ATM kiosks at Vadala Road and GTB Nagar have been relocated to a convenient place at the stations.



Removal of Stalls/Weighing Machines

Tea Stalls at Atgaon, Kardi, Bycullahave been removed and 23 weighing machines have been removed from platforms at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Kurla, Ghatkopar, Neral, Parel and Sion stations to facilitate passenger movement.
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Train No. 06541/06542, Yesvantpur-Pandharpur-Yesvantpur Weekly Tatkal Special from 01stFebruary, 2018 to 29th June, 2018

Train No. 06541/06542, Yesvantpur-Pandharpur-Yesvantpur Weekly Tatkal Special for 22 more trips in each direction to clear extra rush of passengers.

Train No. 06541, Yesvantpur-Pandharpur Weekly Tatkal Special departs Yesvantpur at 18:00 hrs. o­n every Thursday with effect from 01stFebruary, 2018 to 28th June, 2018 (Total 22 trips) and reaches Pandharpur at 11:35 hrs. o­n respective Fridays.

Train No. 06542, Pandharpur-Yesvantpur Weekly Tatkal Special departs Pandharpur at 13:35 hrs. o­n every Friday with effect from 02nd February, 2018 to 29thJune, 2018 (Total 22 trips) and arrives at Yesvantpur at 06:20 hrs. o­n respective Saturdays.

Enroute, the train has stoppages at Tumakuru, Arsikere, Davangere, Hubballi, Dharwad, Belagavi, Ghataprabha, Kudachi, Miraj, Kavathe Mahankal, Dhalgaon, Sangole in both directions.

The train Composition will have ONE First AC-cum-Second AC coach, ONEAC 2-tier coach, FOUR AC 3-tier coaches, TEN Second Class Sleeper coaches, TWO General Second Class coaches and TWOLuggage-cum-Brakevan with disabled friendly compartment.
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2018 Winter and Holi festival Train No. 01664/01663, Habibganj-Dharwad - Habibganj Weekly Special Train run up to 30thMarch, 2018

Train No. 01664/01663, Habibganj-Dharwad - Habibganj Weekly Special o­n Special fare for 12trips in each direction to clear extra rush of passenger during winter and Holi festival.
            Train No. 01664, Habibganj-Dharwad Weekly Special o­n Special fare departs Habibganj at 17:00 hrs. o­n every Friday from  12th January, 2018 to 30thMarch, 2018 (Total 12 trips) and reaches Dharwad at 19:30 hrs. o­n respective Saturdays.

            Train No. 01663, Dharwad -HabibganjWeekly Special o­n Special fare departs Dharwad at 22:50 hrs. o­n every Saturday from  13th January, 2018 to 31th March, 2018 (Total 12 trips) and reaches Habibganj at 04:20 hrs. o­n respective Mondays.

            Enroute, the train has stoppages at Hosangabad, Itarsi, Khandwa, Bhusaval, Manmad, Kopargaon, Ahmednagar, Daund, Pune, Satara, Karad, Sangli, Miraj Jn., Ghatprabha, Belagavi, Khanapur and Londa in both directions.

            The train Composition will have TWO AC 3-tier coaches, TEN Second Class Sleeper coaches, FOUR General Second Class coaches and TWOLuggage-cum-Brakevan with disabled friendly compartment.
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Train No. 82659/82660, Yesvantpur - Belagavi -Yesvantpur Suvidha special to clear extra rush of passengers o­n Republic Day 2018


Train No. 82659, Yesvantpur - Belagavi Suvidha special departs Yesvantpur at 20:15hrs. o­n 25th January, 2018, (Thursday) and reaches Belagavi at 08:10 hrs. on next day (Friday). Enroute, the train arrives/departs Tumakuru at 21:20/21:22 Hrs., Arsikere at 23:10/23:15 Hrs., Birur at 23:57/23.59 Hrs., o­n Friday arrives/departs Davangere at 02:20/02:22 Hrs., Harihar at 02:43/02:45 Hrs., Haveri at 03:50/03:52 Hrs., Hubballi at 05:00/05:15 Hrs., Dharwad at 05:50/05:52 Hrs., Londa at 07:06/07:08 Hrs.

Train No. 82660, Belagavi -Yesvantpur Suvidha special departs Belagavi at 17:15hrs. o­n 28th January, 2018, (Sunday) and reaches Yesvantpur at 05:00 hrs. on next day Monday. Enroute, the train arrives/departs Londa at 18:08/18:10 Hrs. Dharwad at 19:30/19:32 Hrs., Hubballi at 20:15/20:25 Hrs., Haveri at 21:33/21:35 Hrs., Harihar at 22:33/22:35 Hrs., Davangere at 22:51/22:53 Hrs., o­n Monday arrives/departs Birur at 00:33/00.35 Hrs., Arsikere at 01:45/01:50 Hrs., Tumakuru at 03:43/03:45 Hrs.

The Train Composition will have 20 coaches comprising of TWO AC 2-tier Coaches,THREE AC 3-tier Coaches, THIRTEEN Second Class Sleeper Coaches and Two Luggage cum Break-van.
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Trains Canceled/Regulation /Diversion Rescheduled Due to Traffic Block Between Ambivali And Asangaon on 18.1.2018

TRAFFIC BLOCK BETWEEN AMBIVALI AND ASANGAON o­n 18.1.2018


Central Railway will operate traffic and power block from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm (5 hours) o­n 18.1.2018 o­n Up and Down lines between Ambivali and Asangaon for launching of 2 steel girders for construction of 3.759 M wide Foot Over Bridge at Ambivali.

Train Running Pattern will be as under


Cancellation of Suburban Services o­n 18.1.2018


Dn suburban services for Titwala / Asangaon / Kasara leaving CSMT from 09.12 hrs to 13.30 hrs and Up suburban services towards Mumbai area leaving Kasara / Asangaon /Titwala from 09.54 hrs to 15.02 hrs will remain cancelled.

Cancellation of Mail/Express Trains


1. Train No. 12187 Jabalpur-CSMT Garib Rath Express leaving Jabalpur o­n 17.1.2018

2. Train No. 12118 Manmad- LTT Godavari Express leaving Manmad o­n 18.1.2018

3. Train No. 12117 LTT-Manmad Godavari Express leaving LTT o­n 18.1.2018

4. Train No. 12188 CSMT- Jabalpur Garib Rath Express leaving CSMT o­n 18.1.2018

Regulation of Up/Dn (Northeast) Mail / Express trains :(Journey commencing o­n 17.1.2018 & arriving Mumbai area o­n 18.1.2018)


1. Train No. 11094 Varanasi – CSMT Mahanagari Express will be regulated at Atgaon from 12.27 hrs to 14.25 hrs and will be short terminated at Dadar

2. Train No. 12142 Patliputra – LTT will be regulated at Khardi from 13.33 hrs to 14.20 hrs and will arrive LTT at 16.45 hrs instead of 15.15 hrs

3. Train No. 82355 Patna Jn. – CSMT Suvidha Express will be regulated at Kasara from 13.51 hrs to 14.20 hrs and will arrive CSMT at 17.05 hrs instead of 16.05 hrs

4. Train No. 11056 Gorakhpur – LTT Godan Express will be regulated at Igatpuri from 13.15 hrs to 14.00 hrs and will arrive LTT at 17.45 hrs instead of 16.15 hrs

5. Train No. 12617 Ernakulam – Hazarat Nizamuddin Mangala Lakshdweep Express will be regulated suitably and will be handed over 01.45 hrs late at Igatpuri.


Partial Cancellation / Short Termination of Mail/Express Trains


1. Train No. 12140 Nagpur – CSMT Sewagram Express leaving Nagpur o­n 17.1.2018 will be short terminated at Nasik Road and will work as Train No. 12139 CSMT – Nagpur Sewagram Express of 18.1.2018 Ex. Nasik Road (Train No. 12139 leaving CSMT o­n 18.1.2018 will remain cancelled between CSMT and Nasik Road)


Diversion of Mail /Express Trains:



1. Train No. 13201 Rajendranagar- LTT Express leaving Rajendranagar o­n 16.1.2018 will be diverted via Manmad-Daund-Pune

2. Train No. 12321 Howrah – CSMT Mail leaving Howrah o­n 16.1.2018 wll be diverted via Jalgaon-Surat-Vasai Road and further short terminated at Dadar.

3. Train No. 22110 H. Nizamuddin – LTT AC Express leaving H.Nizamuddin o­n 17.1.2018 will be diverted via Jalgaon/Surat/Vasai Road.

4. Train No. 12168 Varanasi – LTT Superfast Express laving Varanasi o­n 17.1.2018 will be diverted via Jalgaon/Surat/Vasai Road.

5. Train No. 11059 LTT-Chhapra Express leaving LTT o­n 18.1.2018 will be diverted via Vasai Road/ Surat /Jalgaon.

6. Train No. 12542 LTT- Gorakhpur Express leaving LTT o­n 18.1.2018 will be diverted via Vasai Road/Surat/Jalgaon.

7. Train No. 15548 LTT-Jaynagar Jansadharan Express leaving LTT o­n 18.1.2018 will be diverted via Vasai Road/Surat/Jalgaon.

Rescheduling of Mail/Express Trains:


1. Train No. 11061 LTT-Darbhanga Express scheduled departure 12.15 hrs is rescheduled to leave at 13.00 hrs o­n 18.1.2018.

2. Train No. 11071 LTT-Varanasi Kamayani Express scheduled departure 12.40 hrs is rescheduled to leave at 13.20 hrs o­n 18.1.2018.

3. Train No. 12072 Jalna – Dadar Janashatabdi Express scheduled departure 04.45 hrs is rescheduled to leave at 07.30 hrs o­n 18.1.2018

Apart from the above mentioned Mail /Express trains, trains running out of time table and specials trains if any during the block period will also be regulated
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Mumbai area 5 Hours Traffic Block Between Ambivali And Asangaon on 18.1.2018

TRAFFIC BLOCK BETWEEN AMBIVALI AND ASANGAON o­n 18.1.2018


Central Railway will operate traffic and power block from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm (5 hours) o­n 18.1.2018 o­n Up and Down lines between Ambivali and Asangaon for launching of 2 steel girders for construction of 3.759 M wide Foot Over Bridge at Ambivali.

Train Running Pattern will be as under


Cancellation of Suburban Services o­n 18.1.2018


Dn suburban services for Titwala / Asangaon / Kasara leaving CSMT from 09.12 hrs to 13.30 hrs and Up suburban services towards Mumbai area leaving Kasara / Asangaon /Titwala from 09.54 hrs to 15.02 hrs will remain cancelled.

Cancellation of Mail/Express Trains


1. Train No. 12187 Jabalpur-CSMT Garib Rath Express leaving Jabalpur o­n 17.1.2018

2. Train No. 12118 Manmad- LTT Godavari Express leaving Manmad o­n 18.1.2018

3. Train No. 12117 LTT-Manmad Godavari Express leaving LTT o­n 18.1.2018

4. Train No. 12188 CSMT- Jabalpur Garib Rath Express leaving CSMT o­n 18.1.2018

Regulation of Up/Dn (Northeast) Mail / Express trains :(Journey commencing o­n 17.1.2018 & arriving Mumbai area o­n 18.1.2018)


1. Train No. 11094 Varanasi – CSMT Mahanagari Express will be regulated at Atgaon from 12.27 hrs to 14.25 hrs and will be short terminated at Dadar

2. Train No. 12142 Patliputra – LTT will be regulated at Khardi from 13.33 hrs to 14.20 hrs and will arrive LTT at 16.45 hrs instead of 15.15 hrs

3. Train No. 82355 Patna Jn. – CSMT Suvidha Express will be regulated at Kasara from 13.51 hrs to 14.20 hrs and will arrive CSMT at 17.05 hrs instead of 16.05 hrs

4. Train No. 11056 Gorakhpur – LTT Godan Express will be regulated at Igatpuri from 13.15 hrs to 14.00 hrs and will arrive LTT at 17.45 hrs instead of 16.15 hrs

5. Train No. 12617 Ernakulam – Hazarat Nizamuddin Mangala Lakshdweep Express will be regulated suitably and will be handed over 01.45 hrs late at Igatpuri.


Partial Cancellation / Short Termination of Mail/Express Trains


1. Train No. 12140 Nagpur – CSMT Sewagram Express leaving Nagpur o­n 17.1.2018 will be short terminated at Nasik Road and will work as Train No. 12139 CSMT – Nagpur Sewagram Express of 18.1.2018 Ex. Nasik Road (Train No. 12139 leaving CSMT o­n 18.1.2018 will remain cancelled between CSMT and Nasik Road)


Diversion of Mail /Express Trains:



1. Train No. 13201 Rajendranagar- LTT Express leaving Rajendranagar o­n 16.1.2018 will be diverted via Manmad-Daund-Pune

2. Train No. 12321 Howrah – CSMT Mail leaving Howrah o­n 16.1.2018 wll be diverted via Jalgaon-Surat-Vasai Road and further short terminated at Dadar.

3. Train No. 22110 H. Nizamuddin – LTT AC Express leaving H.Nizamuddin o­n 17.1.2018 will be diverted via Jalgaon/Surat/Vasai Road.

4. Train No. 12168 Varanasi – LTT Superfast Express laving Varanasi o­n 17.1.2018 will be diverted via Jalgaon/Surat/Vasai Road.

5. Train No. 11059 LTT-Chhapra Express leaving LTT o­n 18.1.2018 will be diverted via Vasai Road/ Surat /Jalgaon.

6. Train No. 12542 LTT- Gorakhpur Express leaving LTT o­n 18.1.2018 will be diverted via Vasai Road/Surat/Jalgaon.

7. Train No. 15548 LTT-Jaynagar Jansadharan Express leaving LTT o­n 18.1.2018 will be diverted via Vasai Road/Surat/Jalgaon.

Rescheduling of Mail/Express Trains:


1. Train No. 11061 LTT-Darbhanga Express scheduled departure 12.15 hrs is rescheduled to leave at 13.00 hrs o­n 18.1.2018.

2. Train No. 11071 LTT-Varanasi Kamayani Express scheduled departure 12.40 hrs is rescheduled to leave at 13.20 hrs o­n 18.1.2018.

3. Train No. 12072 Jalna – Dadar Janashatabdi Express scheduled departure 04.45 hrs is rescheduled to leave at 07.30 hrs o­n 18.1.2018

Apart from the above mentioned Mail /Express trains, trains running out of time table and specials trains if any during the block period will also be regulated
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Jansadharan Unresvered special train from Visakhapatnam to Lingampalli o­n 18th January, 2018

Train No. 07053 Visakhapatnam – Lingampalli Jansadharan Special Train will depart Visakhapatnam at 18.50 hrs o­n 18th January, 2018 (Thursday) and arrive / depart Secunderabad at 08.50/09.00 hrs and arrive Lingampalli at 10.00 hrs o­n the next day.

Enroute this special train will also stop at Duvvada, Anakapalli, Tuni, Samalkot, Rajahmundry, Nidadavolu, Tanuku, Bhimavaram Town, Akividu, Kaikaluru, Gudivada, Vijayawada, Guntur, Piduguralla, Miryalaguda, Nalgonda, Cherlapalli and Moula-Ali stations.

            This train will consists of 18 coaches viz., sixteen General Second Class and two Luggage cum brake van Coaches.  
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Cancellation Of Trains Due To Non-Interlocking Work In Tenganmada-Khongsara o­n Salka Road-Anuppur doubling project of Bilaspur Division

Due to Non-Interlocking work for commissioning of o­ne Block Section (Tenganmada-Khongsara) o­n Salka Road-Anuppur doubling project of Bilaspur Division of South East Central Railway, the following trains will remain cancelled as under:

·08061 Shalimar-Jaipur Special leaving Shalimar o­n 22.01.18 will remain cancelled.

·08062  Jaipur-Shalimar Special leaving Jaipur o­n 24.01.18 will remain cancelled.

·02192 Santragachi-Jabalpur Special leaving Santragachi o­n 25.01.18 will remain cancelled.

·02191 Jabalpur-Santragachi Special leaving Jabalpur o­n 24.01.18 will remain cancelled.

·18477 Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express leaving Puri o­n 24.01.18 will remain cancelled.

· 18478 Haridwar-Puri Utkal Express leaving Haridwar o­n 24.01.18 will remain cancelled
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Extended Run 30th June 2018 Superfast Special Train between Bandra Terminus - Jabalpur

Train No. 01705 Bandra (T) – Jabalpur Weekly Superfast Special Train departs Bandra Terminus at 00.15 hrs o­n every Saturday and  reaches Jabalpur at 21.40 hrs, the same day. The extended trips will run upto 30th June  2018.

Similarly in return direction, Train no 01706 Jabalpur – Bandra (T) Weekly Superfast Special train departs from Jabalpur at 14.20 hrs o­n every Thursday and reaches Bandra (T) at 11.15 hrs, the next day. The extended trips will run upto 28th June  2018.

This train will halt at Borivali, Vapi, Surat, Vadodara, Ratlam, Ujjain, Bairagarh, Bhopal, Hoshangabad, Itarsi, Pipariya and Narsinghpur station in both directions.

The train has AC II Tier, AC III Tier and Second Sleeper Class Coaches.

The booking for extended trips of Train No 01705 Bandra (T) – Jabalpur Superfast Special Train will open from 19th January, 2018 at all Passenger Reservation Centers and IRCTC website.
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Clarifies Regarding Validity Of Ist Class Pass In Ac Local Train

clarified that as per the demand from passengers, the proposal for allowing First class pass holders of non-AC locals for travelling in AC Local train by paying difference is mooted but has not yet received necessary approval from competent authority.

            In view of some media reports that existing first class passes will be valid in air-conditioned trains by paying the difference to the ticket checker present o­n board in the AC train, it is clarified that no final decision has been taken in this regard yet. open to suggestions from commuters and also have facilitated this, by providing a separate head 'AC local : Suggestions' o­n its website. After due consideration with respect to all aspects a decision will be taken at appropriate level, whether a first class pass holder be allowed to travel in AC train o­n paying the difference. Till then, existing rules & fare structure will follow. Commuters are requested to adhere to the present arrangement to avoid any inconvenience. Wide publicity will also be given, through official mediums whenever any decision in this matter will be taken by the competent authority.
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Eastern Railway 2018 summer 100 special trains o­n various routes


Summer season 2018 , Eastern Railway will run 100 summer special trains o­n various routes.

03135/03136 Kolkata-Chhapra-Asansol Summer Special trains (26trips)

03135 will leave Kolkata station o­n Mondays at 20.05 hrs. from 02.04.2018 to 25.06.2018 and reach Chhapra at 10.00 hrs. o­n the next day. 03136 will leave Chhapra o­n Tuesdays at 13.20 hr. from 03.4.2018 to 26.6.2018 and terminate at Asansol at 01.10 hrs. o­n the next day.

The summer special trains will have AC classes, Sleeper Class and General Second Class coaches.

03043/03044 Howrah-Raxaul-Asansol weekly Summer Special(26 trips)

03043 will leave Howrah o­n Fridays at 15.00 hrs. from 6.4.2018 to 29.6.2018 and reach Raxaul at 10.00 hrs. o­n the next day. 03044 will leave Raxaul at 12.00 hrs. o­n Saturdays from 7.4.2018 to 30.6.2018 and terminate at Asansol at 23.45 hrs. o­n the same day.

The summer special trains will have AC classes, Sleeper Class and General Second Class coaches.

03511/03512 Asansol-Patna Jn. Weekly Summer Special ( 22 trips)

03511/03512 will leave Asansol & Patna o­n Sundays from 15.04.2018 to 24.6.2018 at 7.15 hrs. & 15.10 hrs. respectively and reach Patna Jn. & Asansol at 14.00 hrs. & 22.00 hrs. respectively o­n the same day

The summer special trains will have General Second Class and second class seating coaches..

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03427/03428 Malda-Haridwar Weekly Summer Special via Sultanpur (26 trips)

03427 will leave Malda o­n Mondays from 02.4.2018 to 25.6.2018 at 9.05 hrs. and 03428 will leave Haridwar o­n Tuesdays from 03.4.2018 to 26.6.2018 at 16.05 hrs.

The summer special trains will have AC classes, Sleeper Class and General Second Class coaches.

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Trains Cancelled / Rescheduled / Regulated LHS between Mahalam – Firozpur Stations on Jalandhar City – Firozpur Section

Firozpur Division of Northern Railway shall undertake construction work of a LHS between Mahalam – Firozpur Stations on Jalandhar City – Firozpur Section. For this work a 5:30 hrs traffic block shall be taken on 18.01.2018. Consequently, the following trains will be Cancelled / Rescheduled / Regulated as under :

Cancellation of Trains

• The 74935 / 74938 Jalandhar City – Firozpur – Jalandhar City passenger train, Journey Commencing on 18.01.2018, will remain cancelled.

Regulation of Train

• The 19224 Jammu Tawi – Ahemedabad Express train, Journey Commencing on 18.01.2018 will be regulated for 60 min. enroute.

Rescheduling of Train

• The 74936 Firozpur – Jalandhar City passenger train, Journey Commencing on 18.01.2018 will depart from Firozpur at 04:20 pm instead of 01:20 pm.
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REGULATION OF TRAINS DUE TO TRAFFIC BLOCK OF WASHABLE APRON ON PLATFORM NO.11 AT DELHI Jn. YARD

In order to strengthen the infrastructure of railways, Delhi Division of Northern Railway shall undertake repair work of Washable Apron o­n platform no.11 at Delhi Jn . Yard with immediate upto 01.03.2018. During the repair work , traffic block shall be taken.  Consequently, the following trains will be regulated as under :

·The 15623 Bhagat ki Kothi - Kamahya Express train will be regulated o­n every Wednesday for 10 minutes at Delhi Sarai Rohilla during the block.

·The 74012 Rohtak-Delhi Jn.DEMU train will be regulated for 15 minutes enroute during the block.

·The 64901 Kosikalan-Ghaziabad MEMU train will be regulated for 10 minutes enroute o­n every Monday & Thursday during the block.

·The 64583 Tundla-DelhiJn. MEMU  train will be regulated for 20 minutes at Delhi Shahdara station during the block.

·The 15708 Amritsar-Katihar Express train will be regulated for 10 minutes at Delhi Sabzi Mandi station during the block.

·The 15013 Jaisalmer-Kathgodam Ranikhet Express train will be regulated for 10 minutes enroute  during the block.

·The 54642 Firozpur-Delhi Jn.Passenger train will be regulated for 10 minutes enroute  during the block.

Note:-During the Block , berthing of 17 trains will be shifted from platform no.11  to other platforms.
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Extension of Services of 09003/09004 Bandra Terminus- Hazrat Nizamuddin- Bandra Terminus three Days a week Superfast AC Rajdhani Special Train



For the convenience of rail passengers and to clear extra rush of passengers, Railways have decided to extend the run of 09003/09004 Bandra Terminus- Hazrat Nizamuddin- Bandra Terminus three days a week superfast AC Rajdhani special train o­n experimental basis for three months with existing composition, timings, stoppages and days of service as per the following programme –

The 09003 Bandra Terminus- Hazrat Nizamuddin three days a week superfast AC Rajdhani special train will be extended to run from 18.01.2018 to 14.04.2018 o­n every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday , while the 09004 Hazrat Nizamuddin- Bandra Terminus three days a week superfast AC Rajdhani special train will be extended to run from 19.01.2018 to 15.04.2018 o­n every Wednesday, Friday & Sunday.
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Railway Ministry To Hold “Mega Conclave” With Leaders Of Construction Industry To Ensure Expeditious Implementation Of Ambitious Railway Infrastructure Development Projects

Railway Ministry To Hold “Mega Conclave” With Leaders Of Construction Industry To Ensure Expeditious Implementation Of Ambitious “Railway Infrastructure Development Projects”.

The Conclave Will See Railway Minister, Shri Piyush Goyal Personally Interacting With The Participants.

The Conclave Has Been Named As “NIRMAN – SAMVAAD.

The Conclave Is Being Organised By Railway PSU Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL).

The Conclave To Provide An Opportunity To Discuss The Impediments/Constraints Faced In Implementation Of The Projects And To Seek Suggestions To Remove Bottlenecks.

A major initiative to ensure expeditious implementation of ambitious Railway Infrastructure Development Plans, Ministry of Railways is organizing a “Mega Conclave” tomorrow i.e. 17th January, 2018 with all stakeholders including leaders of the construction industry. The Conclave will not only see Railway Board Members and Senior Zonal Railway Officials interacting with construction industry captains but will also see Minister of Railways & Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal to have a mutual dialogue and personal interaction with the participants. The Conclave named as “NIRMAN – SAMVAAD” is being organized by Railways PSU Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL) which is a dedicated arm of the Ministry of Railways for fast track implementation of railway projects. The Conclave will provide an opportunity to discuss the impediments/constraints faced in implementation of the projects and to seek suggestions to remove bottlenecks and bring about efficiencies in project execution on Railways.

Senior Officers of Railway Board, Zonal Railways, CPSEs and top executives of about 400 construction and consultancy companies will be participating to deliberate upon the issues/impediments being faced by the industry and arriving at possible remedies thereof.  The ambitious Infrastructure Development Projects of Indian Railways include Doubling Projects, Electrification Projects, Hill Railway Projects, Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) and High-Speed Projects on diamond quadrilateral.

Backgrounder:-

Ministry of Railways has ambitious plans for development of Rail infrastructure to meet the ever increasing transport needs of the nation and a huge investment in this sector has been planned. The main focus is on:-

The pace of augmentation of railway network needs a quantum jump.  The speed of execution of doubling/tripling and quadrupling which is about 800 kms per annum for the last 5 years, needs to be  accelerated 2 to 3 times to meet the increasing demand.
Completion of electrification of the full rail network in the next 3 to 5 years. So far out of 63000 RKM, 25201 RKM have been commissioned on electric traction till 31st March 2017.  The  average pace during last five years is about 1300 RKMs per annum which needs to be increased by 6 to 8 times to  electrify remaining 38000 RKMs to meet the ambition of complete electrification.
Taking up of Hill Rail Projects, including Rishikesh - Karanprayag, Char Dham rail connectivity, Bhanupalli - Bilaspur and on to Leh.
Completion of ongoing and proposed Dedicated Freight Corridors.
Mumbai- Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor and other projects on Diamond Quadrilateral to link the major Metropolitan Cities.


It has been experienced that there are constraints of capacity from the side of both executing agencies as well as from railways to meet the demand.

The Conclave will address all these issues and workout solutions with a view to ensure fast track implementation of all railway projects.
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46 special trains between Hyderabad – Kochuveli and Hyderabad - Ernakulam

1. Hyderabad – Kochuveli – Hyderabad Special Train (26 Services):-

Train No. 07115 Hyderabad – Kochuveli Special Train will depart Hyderabad at 21.00 hrs on 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th April; 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th May and 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th June, 2018 (Saturdays) and arrive Kochuveli at 03.20 hrs on Mondays.

In the return direction, Train No. 07116 Kochuveli – Hyderabad Special Train will depart Kochuveli at 07:45 hrs on 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th April; 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th May; 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th June and 2nd July, 2018 (Mondays) and arrive Hyderabad at 14:00 hrs on Tuesdays.

Enroute these special trains will also stop at Secunderabad, Nalgonda, Piduguralla, Guntur, Tenali, Ongole, Nellore, Gudur, Renigunta, Tirupati, Chittoor, Katpadi, Ambur, Vaniyambadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Erode, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Palghat, Ottapalem, Thrisur, Aluva, Ernakulam Town, Kottayam, Tiruvalla, Chengannur, Kayankulam and Kollam stations in both the directions.

These trains will consists of 20 coaches viz., one AC II tier, one AC III tier, sixteen Sleeper Class and two Luggage cum Brake van Coaches.

2. Hyderabad – Ernakulam – Hyderabad Special Train (20 Services):-

Train No. 07117 Hyderabad – Ernakulam Special Train will depart Hyderabad at 12.50 hrs on 24th & 31st January; 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th February; 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th March, 2018 (Wednesdays) and arrive Ernakulam at 17.30 hrs on Thursdays.

In the return direction, Train No. 07118 Ernakulam – Hyderabad Special Train will depart Ernakulam at 21:45 hrs on 25th January, 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd February and
1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th March, 2018 (Thursdays) and arrive Hyderabad at 22:55 hrs on Fridays.

Enroute these special trains will also stop at Secunderabad, Nalgonda, Piduguralla, Guntur, Tenali, Ongole, Nellore, Gudur, Renigunta, Tirupati, Chittoor, Katpadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Erode, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Palghat, Ottapalam, Thirsur and Aluva stations in both the directions.

These trains will consists of 20 coaches viz., one AC II tier, one AC III tier, sixteen Sleeper Class and two Luggage cum Brake van Coaches.
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52 Weekly Suvidha Special Trains Between Yesvantpur-Jaipur-Yesvantpur

Fifty two Weekly Suvidha Special Train No. 82653/82654 Yesvantpur-Jaipur-Yesvantpur

Train No. 82653 Yesvantpur - Jaipur weekly suvidha special train will depart Yesvantpur at 11:30 hrs on 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd February, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th March, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th April, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st May, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th June, 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th July, 2018 (Thursday) and arrive Jaipur at 06:35 hrs on Saturday.

In the return direction, Train No. 82654 Jaipur-Yeshwantpur weekly suvidha special train will depart Jaipur at 22:15 hrs on 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th February, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st March, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th April, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th May, 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th June, 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th July, 2018 (Saturday) and arrive Yeshwantpur at 17:55 hrs on Monday.

Enroute these special trains stop at Tumakuru, Arsikere , Birur, Chikjajur, Chitradurga, Ballari, Guntakal, Mantralayam Road, Raichur, Yadgir, Gulbarga, Solapur, Pune, Panvel, Vasai Road, Surat, Vadodara, Ratlam, Mandsar, Chitaurgarh, Bhilwara and Ajmer stations in both the directions.
These special trains will have AC II Tier, AC III Tier, Sleeper Class, AC Buffet Car and Brake, Luggage cum Generator Car Coaches.


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Two Jansadharan Special Trains From Kakinada Town to Secunderabadon 16th and 17th January, 2018

Pongal festival season, 02 Jansadharan special trains will be run from Kakinada Town - Secunderabad

Train No. 07051 Kakinada Town-Secunderabad Jansadharan Special Train will depart Kakinada Town at 18:00 hrs on 16th and 17th January, 2018 and arrive Secunderabad at 04:30 hrs on the next day.

Enroute, these special trains will stop at Samalkot, Rajahmundry, Nidadavolu, Tadepalligudem, Eluru, Vijayawada, Guntur, Sattenapalli, Piduguralla, Miryalaguda and Nalgonda stations.
These special trains will have sixteen General Second Class and two Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches.
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Sankranti Special Train between Tirupati to Secunderabad on 17th January, 2018

South Central Railway will run special train between Tirupati to Secunderabad as detailed below.

1.Tirupati - Secunderabad Special Train :
Accordingly, Train No. 07430 Tirupati - Secunderabad special train will depart Tirupati at 20.10 hrs on 17th January, 2018 ( Wednesday) and arrive Secunderabad at 09.35 hrs on the next day.

This special train will stop at Renigunta, Gudur, Nellore, Ongole, Chirala Tenali, Vijayawada, Khammam, Warangal and Kazipet stations.

This special trains consist Sleeper Class coaches. 
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SCR rises to the occasion. Increases its special train services to Handle huge rush of Passenger Traffic for Sankranti festive season

The spirit of Sankranti, the harvest festival in the two Telugu states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, which sees a huge flow of people travelling to their native places from the urban centers, drew the best out of South Central Railway. Rising to the challenge of passenger demands o­n its network during the Sankranti vacations, SCR has been successfully implementing a well planned strategy to cater to the rush of rail users, transporting them to their destinations without inconvenience. The entire plan is being implemented from 1st to 20th January, 2018 which will see people travelling between various destinations, since the Sankranti vacations fall in that duration.

 Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, South Central Railway held several meetings with senior officials of the Zone involved in train operations and instructed them to run as many number of special trains as possible, in addition to strengthening of all other passenger need based utility services, so as to make travel comfortable. Besides intensively monitoring the passenger traffic pattern o­n a day to day basis, the General Manager himself visited Secunderabad and Kacheguda Railway stations in Hyderabad city yesterday i.e., 13th January, 2018 during the peak rush hours in the evening to personally monitor the arrangements and interact with passengers to seek their suggestions and response. Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav has also directed the Divisional Railway Managers and Additional Divisional Railway Managers of the Divisions to continuously keep a check o­n the traffic requirements and monitor the situation extensively. 

 The general pattern of extra rush of passenger traffic during Sankranti season concerns people from Hyderabad city visiting their home towns, mostly in coastal Andhra Pradesh belt, besides other parts of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The rush also soars between the urban centers and pilgrim destinations, particularly Tirupati and Shirdi. Yet another demand during the same period pertains to the Sabarimalai bound Ayyappa pilgrim traffic, which also peaks o­n these festival dates. Accordingly, SCR devises its plan to run special trains for Sankranti and Sabarimalai season, in advance. However, during the current year, the General Manager personally involved in the task and wanted a dynamic approach to handle traffic needs by means of continuously analyzing passenger traffic trends o­n the Zone and running special trains at the shortest notice. Going a step further, he also put the officials o­n the task to ensure that all the sections of rail users are catered to, so that there are no complaints from any quarter, particularly those who opt to travel in general second class at the last moment.

SCR handles around 10.2 lakh passengers o­n each normal day. The figures rose by around 60, 000 more passengers each day between 1st to 14thJanuary, 2018 which signifies the huge additional demand o­n the rail network in the Zone during Sankranti. It is expected that the total additional passenger traffic catered during Sankranti season by SCR, between 1st to 20thJanuary, 2018 will touch a figure of 12 lakhs. The high point is that the three major rail terminals in Hyderabad city i.e., Secunderabad, Kacheguda and Hyderabad have seen a big surge in passenger footfall in last three days from 10th to 13th January 2018. These three stations, which normally handle 75,000 outstation bound passengers each day, have registered a significant increase of passenger traffic by around 50%, with the passenger outflow touching around 1.10 lakh each day. 

1) Special Trains: 147 Special Trains are being run for Sankranti season through which around 1.5 lakh additional berths have been generated. This comes as over
50 more special trains compared to the number of special trains operated last year. The Sankranti special trains are being run o­n popular and high demand routes, including between Hyderabad city and Visakhapatnam, Kakinada, Vijayawada, Guntur, Machilipatnam, Nellore, Renigunta etc., besides between Nanded – Tirupati, Nagarsol – Tirupati, Adilabad – Tirupati, Tirupati-Visakhapatnam, Tirupati-Kakinada etc.

The highlight of these services is the running of exclusively general second class accommodation special Jansadharan Express trains between Secunderabad and Kakinada, to meet the last hour rush of passengers who intend to travel in second class without advance reservation, by far the cheapest mode of travel option during the festive season.

Apart from these trains, which mostly serve passenger needs within the two Telugu states, SCR is also running long distance Special Trains connecting Hyderabad with Guwahati, Jaipur, Darbhanga, Raxaul, Krishnarajapuram (Bengaluru) and Tatanagar to meet the rush of holiday season traffic.

Coming to the Sabarimalai pilgrim traffic rush, SCR has scheduled 156 Special trains through the entire season including 66 trains between 1st and 20th January, 2018. These trains link Hyderabad, Kakinada, Narsapur, Machilipatnam, Vijayawada, Guntur, Aurangabad, Nanded, Nizamabad, Akola, Adilabad, Sirpurkagaznagar, Nalgonda, Warangal, Khammam etc., with Kollam, Kochuveli and Tirupati.

    2)  Additional coaches in regular trains: Apart from Special Trains, SCR has come out with an innovative plan to closely monitor passenger traffic in various sectors and in different classes. Basing o­n the same, regular trains are being augmented with extra coaches in various classes, so as to carry additional number of passengers by these trains, who are booked in the waiting list. During the period from 1st to 13th January 2018, 195 extra coaches have been attached to several popular trains like Goutami Express, Narsapur Express, Simhapuri Express Visakha Express, Venkatadri Express and Bangalore Express etc, benefiting an additional of 11,000 passengers.

3)    Other Measures: With the o­nus of meeting a 50 % increase in passenger traffic during the peak festival days, SCR also undertook various other measures to ensure convenience and comfort to passengers. The initiatives include -

Operation of additional ticket booking counters by deploying staff in required numbers besides utilizing the Automatic Ticket Vending Machines (ATVMs) o­n the Platforms in a big way, by means of ensuring the presence of ATVM facilitators.
Strengthening of Enquiry counters has been done by posting more number of staff. Frequency of public information related announcements has been substantially increased, so as to keep the passengers well informed o­n their requirements. 
Officers and Senior Supervisors have been deputed to camp at various major railway stations round the clock and closely monitor the passenger traffic flow and take o­n spot decisions to ease their travel.   
Ticket checking staff has been booked to extensively check the trains at stations and o­n trains, so that genuine passengers are not put to trouble and the possibility of revenue leakage is also plugged.
In order to ensure smooth movement of passengers o­n platforms at Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Kacheguda, Vijayawada Railway stations which see a huge rush, the platform ticket fares have been temporarily enhanced from Rs. 10/- to Rs. 20/-, so as to discourage avoidable rush of people o­n platforms who come to send off those doing journey.
Catering arrangements have been suitably increased to meet the needs of rail users and inspections are being conducted by Railway officials to curb overcharging of eatables and beverages besides ensuring cleanliness and quality at the catering stalls.
With the increase in traffic and the resultant impact o­n cleanliness in Trains and at Railway stations, steps have been taken to strengthen the o­n Board Housekeeping Services ( OBHS) for Train cleanliness and  round the clock mechanized cleaning at Railway Stations.
Security Measures have been tightened with the deployment of additional Security staff,  both from Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Government Railway Police (GRP) at Railway stations and o­n trains, to control and regulate the huge crowds wherever needed. Round the clock monitoring at Stations is being done by Close Circuit Television Cameras (CCTVs) Surveillance. 
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