Feb 7, 2013

Doubling of broad gauge line between Palanpur and Samakhiali



The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs today has approved the doubling of the Palanpur-Samakhiali section of 247.73 kms under the Western Railway at a cost of Rs.1266.89 crore. The project is likely to be completed in next five years during 13th plan period. 

The doubling of Palanpur-Samakhiali project is an operational requirement to ensure smooth passage of goods and passenger trains through the section. It will also provide necessary infrastructure support for industrial development in the State of Gujarat. The districts to be benefitted from the project are Kutch, Patan and Banaskantha. 

Palanpur-Samakhiali is an existing broad gauge single line section on the Palanpur-Samakhiali-Gandhidham broad gauge route. This route was recently converted from meter gauge to broad gauge and after conversion, there is a double line from Samakhiali to Gandhidham. However, the Palanpur-Samakhiali section is still a single line and therefore, is a bottleneck. Since the Palanpur-Samakhiali-Gandhidham section is a feeder route of the Western Railway to the Dedicated Freight Corridor of Mumbai-Delhi, and considering the quantum of traffic on this route, it has become essential to double the Palanpur-Samakhiali section also.

SOURCE - PIB

Know about - Facilities for International Tourist by Indian Railway


Facilities for International Tourist
The International Tourist Bureaus are located at various important cities all over India. In Northern Railway these are at the following locations :
KOLKATACHENNAIBANGALOREAHMEDABAD
SECUNDERABADJAIPURJODHPURVARANASI
NEW DELHIAGRA-CANTT.MUMBAI
New Delhi & Varanasi offices are known as International Tourist Bureau. International Tourist Bureau at New Delhi functions from 08:00hrs to 20:00hrs from Monday to Saturday and on Sunday from 08:00hrs to 14:00hrs. These provide assistance to the foreign tourists and NRIs regarding enquiries, booking, reservation and travel planning etc.

International Tourist Bureaus issue reserved tickets to the Foreign Tourists and NRIs holding valid passport against payment in US dollars, Pounds, Sterling,Euros and indian Rupees. These Bureaus also sell Indrail passes which are issued to foreign tourists / NRIs on production of valid passport and valid visa.Indrail pass entitles the pass holder to travel as he likes over the entire Indian Railways with out any route restriction within the period of validity of IRP. Indrail pass however, does not guaranty reserved accommodation.

The fares of Indrail Passes are in US dollars. The important rules are printed on the Indrail passes.

The foreign tourists can also purchase Indrail passes from the General Sales Agents appointed abroad and Rail Travel Agents appointed in India.

A separate foreign tourist quota has been provided in all classes and almost all the trains for the facility of the tourists.

A tourist can obtain reservations against Indrail passes from any reservation office over Indian Railways.
For getting any clarifications regarding use of Indrail passes and facilities to the foreign tourists, the passengers should contact at :

International Tourist Bureau, First Floor, Station Building,
New Delhi Railway Station, New Delhi- 110055
Phone : 91-11-42625156, Fax: 91-11-23343050

INDRAIL PASS :
To explore the splendor of multi-faceted India, Indrail Passes provide excellent value and enhances the charm of holidays from abroad. Indrail Passes offer visitors on a budget, the facility of travel as they like, over the entire Indian Railways system, without any route restriction within the period of validity of the Indrail Pass. These passes can only be purchased by foreign nationals and NRIs on payment of U.S. Dollars ($), Pound Sterling (£ ) , Euro. The pass holder is not required to pay any reservation fee, super fast charges or surcharge for the journey. The Indrail passes have been made more attractive for transit and short stay visitors. The passes are now also available for half day(12 hrs.), one day (24 hrs.),two days (48 hrs.) and four days for the facility of visitors arriving by international flights and visiting only one or two connecting destinations. Indrail passes are sold through General Sales Agents abroad at Oman, Malaysia, UK, Germany, UAE,Germany,Nepal & Indian Airlines overseas outlets at Kuwait, Bahrain and Columbo.


Certain recognized Travel agents are also authorized to sell these passes in Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta and Chennai.
Period of Validity and Fare Structure (Fares in U.S. dollars)
Period of validityAC ClassFirst Class/ AC 2/3 Tier/ AC Chair CarSleeper Class/ Second Class (Non - AC)
AdultChildAdultChildAdultChild
½ day* (12 hrs.)57292613116
1 day* (24 hrs.)954743221910
2 day* (48 hrs.)1608070353015
4 day*220110110555025
7 day270135135688040
15 day370185185959045
21 day*3961981989910050
30 day*49524824812612565
60 day*80040040020018595
90 day*1060530530265235120

LIST OF AUTHORIZED GSAS :
S. No.NamePhone/Fax/e-mail
1M/s National Travel and Tourism,
P.O. Box 962, PC 113
Muttrah, Muscat, Sultanate-of-Oman
Phone No. 009685666046
Fax No. 00968566125
email nttmbd@gmail.com
2M/s city East West Travels,
23 Jalan Yapah Shak 50300, Kualalumpur, Malaysia
Phone No. 0060326910903
Fax No. 0060326919829
email cewtrvl@hotmail.com
3M/s S.D. Enterprises Ltd,
103, Wembley Park Drive,
Wembley HA 98 HG,
Midllx. (England) U.K.
Phone No. 001819033411
Fax No. 00442089030392
email info@indianrail.co.uk
4M/s Asra Orient,
Kaisertrasse 50,
D-60329, Frankfurt/ AM, Main Germany
Phone No. 069253098
Fax No. 004969232045
email asra-orient@t-online.de
5M/s.Sharjah National Travels & Tourist Agency Pvt. Ltd.
P.O. Box. 17 Sharjah U.A.E
Phone No. 0097165517468
Fax No. 0097165683535
email andavu@sntta.ae
6Orient Paradise Tours & Travels Pvt. Ltd.
GSA of Indian Railway in Nepal
Chalkhal,Dillibazar
Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone No. 00977-1-4428462
Fax No. 00977-1-4437990
Email: railwaysticket@kldugargroup.com
dugarnp@mos.com.np
7 (i)Indian Airlines Ltd.
No. 4,Briston Complex, Bton Street,
Columbo.
Phone No. 00941323136
Fax No. 00941445534
(ii)Indian Airlines Ltd.
M/s Dadabhai Travels ,
P.O Bo.387, Bahrain.
Phone No. 00973223181
Fax No. 00973210191
email dadabhai@batelco.com.bh
(iii)Indian Airlines.
AL. Hilaliah Bldg. Alsoor street .
P.O.Box.594.
Safat 13006.
State of Kuwait.
Phone No. 009652456700
Fax No. 009652434700.

Source - Indian Railway

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