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24 Apr 2012

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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..

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

23 Apr 2012

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.

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.

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

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.

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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