Apr 8, 2013
Bandra Terminus – Gorakhpur Bi-Weekly Special Express
Train No.05034 Bandra Terminus – Gorakhpur Bi-weekly summer special express will depart from Bandra Terminus on every Tuesday & Friday at 05.10 hrs to reach Gorakhpur at 18.45 hrs next day from 12thApril to 02nd July, 2013.
In return direction, train No. 05033 Gorakhpur – Bandra Terminus Bi-weekly summer special express will depart from Gorakhpur on every Wednesday & Sunday at 07.10 hrs and will arriveBandra Terminus at 17.35 hrsthe next day from 10th April to 30thJune, 2013.
The train will have AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Second Class Sleeper &Second class general coaches.
Enroute the train will halt at Borivali, Vapi, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Godhra, Dahod, Ratlam, Nagda, Bhawani Mandi, Ramganj Mandi, Kota , Sawai Madhopur, Hindaun City, Bharatpur, Achhnera, Mathura Jn., Hathras City, Kasganj, Farrukhabad, Kannuj, Kanpur Central, Lucknow Jn., Gonda, Basti & Khalilabad in both directions.
The booking of train No. 05034 will open from Thursday, 11th April, 2013.
SOURCE - (Sharat Chandrayan)
Chief Public Relations Officer
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Apr 7, 2013
With a view to create awareness amongst masses in general and youth in particular about the exceptional biodiversity of India , the Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) in collaboration with Department of Science & Technology ( DST) and Indian Railway launched last year on World Environment Day
(5th June, 2012) from Delhi Safdarjung , an innovative exhibition on rail called Science Express Biodiversity Special (SEBS)Train.
SEBS is now being re-launched in the 2nd phase of the programme on Tuesday , 9 April 2013 from DelhiSafdarjung. Dignitaries who are expected to grace the flag off ceremony include Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan Ministerof Environment & Forests, , Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal, Union Minister of Railways , Shri S.Jaipal Reddy Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences and Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi .
22 Summer Specials between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Mau. Bookings for trip on 17.4.2013 is open from 9.4.2013
Central Railway will run 22 more Summer Special trains between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Mau to clear the extra rush of passengers. The details of 22 specials are as under: 01061 Special will leave on every Wednesday from 17.4.2013 to 26.6.2013 from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 13.20 hrs and arrive Mau at 19.55 hrs next day. 01062 Special will leave on every Thursday from 18.4.2013 to 27.6.2013 from Mau at 21.30 hrs and arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 04.10 hrs on third day (Saturday). HALTS: Kalyan, Igatpuri, Nasik Road, Manmad, Jalgaon, Bhusaval, Khandwa, Itarsi, Pipariya, Narsinghpur, Jabalpur, Katni, Maihar, Satna, Manikpur, Mirzapur, Varanasi, Jaunpur, Aunrihar. COMPOSITION: one AC-2 Tier, one AC-3 Tier, 7 Sleeper Class, 6 General Second Class and 2 General Second Class cum Guard’s Brake Vans. RESERVATION: Bookings for 01061 special of 17.4.2013 (one trip) will be opened on 9.4.2013 upto 12.4.2013 for WAITLISTED PASSENGERS onLY towards Mau at nominated counters at CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI TERMINUS onLY. Bookings for general passengers will be opened w.e.f. 13.4.2013 at all locations. BOOKING OPEN DATE FOR OTHER TRIPS WILL BE NOTIFIED LATER.
Source - Central Railway
Western Railway will introduce new 79456/79455 Chota Udepur – Vadodara DEMU train from 8th April, 2013 Ex Chota Udepur and from 9th April, 2013 Ex Vadodara. Train No. 79456 Chota Udepur - Vadodara DEMU will depart from Chota Udepur at 15.30 hrs every day from 8th April, 2013 to reach Vadodara at 18.45 hrs the same day. In its return direction, Train No. 79455 Vadodara – Chota Udepur DEMU will depart from Vadodara at 11.45 hrs every day from 9th April, 2013 to reach Chota Udepur at 14.55 hrs the same day. The train will halt at Pratapnagar, Kelanpur, Khundela, Bhilupur, Thuwavi, Dabhoi Jn, Vadhvana, Amalpur, Sankheda Bahadurpur, Chuchapura, Jojwa, Bodeli, Jabugam, Suskal, Pavi, Tejgadh and Puniyavat stations in both the directions.
It will consist of II class general coaches.
Source - CPRO
WR will introduce new 19252/19251 Dwarka- Somnath Express from 12th April, 2013 Ex Somnath and from 13th April, 2013 Ex Dwarka. The inaugural service will be run as Train No.09252 Ex Dwarka at 11.00 hrs on 12th April, 2013. It will reach Somnath at 20.40 hrs the same day. In its regular run, Train No. 19251 Somnath – Dwarka Express will depart from Somnath at 22.40 hrs every day from 12th April, 2013 to reach Dwarka at 07.00 hrs the next day. In its return direction, Train No. 19252 Dwarka – Somnath Express will depart from Dwarka at 20.40 hrs every day from 13th April, 2013 to reach Somnath at 05.15 hrs the next day. The train will halt at Veraval, Keshod, Junagadh Jn, Jetalsar, Gondal, Rajkot, Hapa,Jamnagar, Khambhaliya and Bhatiya stations in both the directions.
It will consist of AC 3 tier; II class sleeper and II class general coaches.
The booking of inaugural Train No. 09252 and regular Train Nos. 19252/ 19251 will open from Tuesday, 9th April, 2013.
Source - CPRO
Railway Women’s Welfare Central Organisation (RWWCO) Organises Women’s Day Function cum Golden Jubilee Celebrations
Thirty Five outstanding women mployees of Railways were honoured on the occasion of Women’s Day function cum Golden Jubilee celebrations organized by Railway Women’s Welfare Central Organization RWWCO), an apex body of the chain of Women’s Welfare Organisations spread over all Indian Railways, here last evening. Smt. Madhu Bansal (who is the wife of Railway Minister Shri Pawan Bansal) was the Chief Guest and Shri Vinay Mittal, Chairman, Railway Board was the Guest of Honour at the function. The programme was organised under the guidance of Smt. Poonam Mittal who is the President of RWWCO. Also present among others were Railway officials, staff and their families.
Speaking on the occasion, Smt. Madhu Bansal said that the women in India have emerged as great achievers in all walks of life and time and again proven their capabilities and mettle. She said that it is heartening to know that women employees in Indian Railways have shown outstanding performances in various fields. Referring to the RWWCO, Smt. Madhu Bansal said that this organization has completed 50 years of selfless service and has been in the forefront of social welfare activities not only for railway families but also for the nation as a whole. She congratulated Award winners.
Apr 6, 2013
JAMSHEDPUR: The Chakradharpur division of South Eastern Railway ( SER) has pulled out all stops to ensure security of the passengers and railway property amid intelligence inputs that trains could be targeted by Maoist rebels during the 48-hour Jharkhand-Bihar bandh from Friday midnight. Maoists have called the bandh in protest against the killing of 10 of their members by splinter group Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC) in Chatra recently.
Railway Protection Force (RPF) have taken precautionary measures in close coordination with the Government Railway Police (GRP) and district police of the three districts of Kolhan division namely, Seraikela-Kharswan and East and West Singhbhum.
According to railway authorities, the number of armed railway special protection force (RSPF) personnel has been enhanced in all long distance superfast and express trains originating or crossing various junctions of Chakradharpur division. Besides, GRP and RPF personnel will also be deployed at major stations and strategic junctions until April 7 morning. "Four light engines will run as pilot engines ahead of the long-distance passenger trains from Chakuliya up to Rourkela (on the Howrah-Mumbai main line)," said a GRP officer.
CRPF personnel have also been deployed at specific stations in Jaraikela, Goelkera, Sonuwa, Lotapahar, Posaita and Bhalulata in the insurgency-affected West Singhbhum district to ensure smooth movement of trains. Railways has also asked drivers of superfast, express and mail trains to run the locomotive at 65-70kmph, about 35kmph lesser than normal speed, at night while crossing through the Chakradharpur division.
RPF senior commandant A K Chaurasiya, who has asked the police superintendents of all the three districts to cooperate during the bandh, said Chakradharpur division has installed adequate security arrangements for the 48-hour strike period. "RPF and GRP are working closely on security management and adequate measures are in place," he said.
Source - times of india
ALLAHABAD: A two-day conference on railway electrification began at Central Organisation for Railway Electrification (CORE) here on Friday. Deputy chief electrical engineers from all the projects located across the country have come to the CORE to plan the execution of over 1,300 RKM (Route Kilo Metres) electrification in the current financial year.
The conference is headed by chief electrical engineer Man Singh for guiding the electrical officers and evolving strategies for achieving highest ever target in a financial year.
CORE general manager Jagdev Kalia was the chief guest at the function and guided the team of electrical officers for the target being set.
Chief engineer Ramesh Kumar, chief signal and telecom engineer, DK Gupta, financial advisor and chief accounts officer JP Pandey, controller of stores Bhaskar Narang, IG RPF RK Sharma and chief electrical engineer (planning and development) Deepak Ganju were present on the occasion.
CORE was set up in 1979 under the Ministry of Railways at Allahabad and is responsible for carrying out railway electrification over the entire network of Indian Railways. The organization is headed by a General Manager. It has various project units spread across the country at Ambala, Lucknow, Kota, Secundrabad, Chennai, Bhubneshwar, Gorakhpur, New Jalpaiguri, Hajipur and Jabalpur. These units are in the process of electrifying important railway routes for harnessing maximum benefits from their traffic potential. As of now over 64.3 per cent of freight and over 51 per cent of passenger traffic is hauled by electric traction on Indian Railways.
During 11th Five Year Plan (2007-12), 4,556 Route Kilo Metres (RKM) of railway track has been energized against the target of 4,500 RKM. For current five year plan, a target of 6500 RKM has been set out of which 2482 RKM has been energized in first two years. As on March 31, total electrified RKM stands at 23541 kilometers.
Source - times of india
KOLKATA: Commuting by train has become cheaper for those living in the suburbs. The railways has launched a scheme from April 1 to issue annual and half-yearly season tickets. For commuters, this will imply greater convenience as they would no longer have to queue up at booking counters every month or after three months. There is only one problem. Should a commuter get his pocket picked, he stands to lose a substantial sum.
"This scheme has been launched to facilitate suburban commuters, the majority of who are season ticket holders.
Apart from the monthly and quarterly season tickets, annual and half-yearly ones have also been introduced. The monthly and quarterly season tickets allow cheap travel to commuters. The fares will get cheaper if commuters opt for half-yearly and annual season tickets," an official said.
The minimum suburban fare is Rs 5. Those opting for a monthly season ticket (for the minimum distance), have to pay Rs 85. If they travel to and fro for 26 days a month, the one-way fare comes to Rs 1.63. The annual seasonal ticket costs 10.8 times the monthly. Similarly, a half-yearly ticket costs 5.4 times the monthly.A commuter
Apr 5, 2013
Central Railway has always been persistent in curbing ticketless / unauthorised travel through its massive checking drives. During the month of March 2013 a total of 1.24 lakh cases of ticketless / irregular travel including unbooked luggage have been detected in these drives, as against 1.21 lakh cases detected in March 2012. The amount realised from these cases in March 2013 is Rs.5.63 crore as against Rs.5.09 crore during March 2012, thus showing an increase of 10.61%.
A total of 16.59 lakh cases were detected in the current financial year 2012-13 as against 13.89 lakh cases detected in previous financial year. The Amount realised from these cases during 2012-13 is Rs.73.58 crore as against Rs.59.72 crore in 2011-12, thus showing an increase of 23.21%.
In addition to above, 102 cases of transfer of reserved tickets were also detected in the month of March 2013 and an amount of Rs 0.76 lakh realised besides confiscation of tickets worth Rs.0.49 lakh.
Central Railway appeals to the passengers to travel with proper and valid tickets in order to avoid inconvenience.
Source - Central Railway
4 Air-conditioned Special Trains between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Kamakhya - Bookings for 02519 open from 3.4.2013
Railways have decided to run 4 weekly air-conditioned special trains between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Kamakhya to clear the extra rush of passengers during summer season. The details of service as under –
02519 special will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 07.50 hours on Sunday 7.4.2013 and 14.4.2013 and will arrive Kamakhya at 04.15 hours on Tuesday.
02520 special will leave Kamakhya at 20.50 hours on Thursday 4.4.2013 and 11.4.2013 and will arrive at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 17.50 hours on Saturday.
HALTS: Thane, Kalyan, Igatpuri, Nasik Road, Manmad, Jalgaon, Bhusaval, Khandwa, Itarsi, Jabalpur, Katni, Satna, Mirzapur, Mugalsarai, Patna, Begusarai, Khagaria, Naugachia, Katihar, Kishanganj, New Jalpaiguri, New Coochbehar and New Bongaigaon
COMPOSITION: one AC first class, Three AC 2-tier, 11 AC 3-tier, and 2 generator cum guard’s brake vans.
RESERVATION: Booking for 02519 will open from 3.4.2013 .
Source - Central Railway
8 Summer Special Trains between Lokmanya Tilak Temrinus and Tirunelveli - Bookings for 01067 open from 31.3.2013
Central Railway will run 8 special trains between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Tirunelveli to clear the extra rush of passengers during summer season. The details of services as under –
01067 special will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 14.30 hrs on Sunday 14.4.2013, 28.4.2013, 12.5.2013 and 26.5.2013 and will arrive Tirunelveli at 03.30 hrs on third day i.e. Tuesday.
01068 special will leave Tirunelveli at 13.45 hrs on Tuesday 16.4.2013, 30.4.2013, 14.5.2013 and 28.5.2013 and will arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 01.40 hrs on third day i.e. Thursday.
Halts: Thane, Panvel, Roha, Khed, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Kankavali, Kudal, Thivim, Karmali, Madgaon, Karwar, Murdeshwar, Bhatkal, Mookambika Road Byndoor, Kundapur, Udupi, Manglore Jn., Kasaragod, Kanhangad, Payyanur, Kannur, Thalassery, Vadakara, Kozhikode, Tirur, Kuttippuram, Shoranur, Thrissur, Aluva, Ernakulam Town, Kottayam, Tiruvalla, Chengannur, Kayankulam, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Neyyattinkara, Kulitthurai, Eraniel, Nagarcoil Town and Valliyur
Composition: one AC-2 tier, Two AC-3 tier, 10 sleeper class, 3 General Second class and 2 General second class cum guards brake vans.
Reservation: Bookings for 01067 will open from 31.3.2013.
Source - Central Railway
48 Additional Summer Specials between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Secunderabad & Howrah (via Mughalsarai) - Bookings open for 02702 & 03062 open from 30.3.2013
Railways have decided to run 48 Additional Summer special trains between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus–Secunderabad/Howrah to clear the extra rush of passengers during summer season. CR has already announced 630 summer specials. The details of 48 specials are as under –
A) LOKMANYA TILAK TERMINUS- SECUNDERABAD AIRCONDITIONED SPECIALS (26)
02702 special will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 20.50 hrs on every Monday from 8.4.2013 TO 1.7.2013 (13 trips) and will reach Secunderabad at 14.20 hrs next day.02701 special will leave Secunderabad at 23.45 hrs on every Sunday from 7.1.2013 to 30.6.2013 (13 trips) and will arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 16.30 hrs next day.
Halts: Kalyan, Lonavala, Pune, Daund, Solapur, Wadi, Seram, Tandur, Vikarabad, Begumpet. Composition: one First AC, Two AC-2 Tier, 8 AC-3 Tier, and two luggage and generator vans
B) LOKMANYA TILAK TERMINUS-HOWRAH SPECIALS VIA MUGHALSARAI (22)
03062 Special will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 11.20 hrs on every Thursday from 18.4.2013 to 27.6.2013 (11 trips) and will arrive Howrah at 22.55 hrs on third day i.e. Saturday. 03061 Special will leave Howrah at 08.20 hrs on every Tuesday from 16.4.2013 to 25.6.2013 (11 trips) and will arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 23.55 hrs next day.
Halts: Kalyan (for 03062 only), Igatpuri, Nasik Road, Manmad, Jalgaon, Bhusawal, Khandwa, Itarsi, Pipariya, Narsingpur, Jabalpur, Katni, Maihar, Satna, Manikpur, Chheoki, Mirzapur, Mugalsarai, Sasaram, Dehri-on-sone, Gaya, Koderma, Parasnath, Dhanbad, Asansol, Durgapur and Bardhman. Composition: one AC 2-tier, Two AC 3-tier, 10 Sleeper class, 2 General Second class and 2 General second class cum guard’s brake vans.
RESERVATION: Bookings for Train No. 02702 & 03062 open from 30.3.2013.
Source - Central Railway
Making the daily commute more comfortable
Western Railway will introduce 40 new suburban services of 15-car and 12- car on Churchgate-Virar section from 29thMarch, 2013. It will introduce two more 12-car Ladies Special trains between Churchgate and Vasai Road, taking the total number of Ladies special to 8 on its suburban section.
The newly introduced ladies Specials will be run during peak hours to further facilitate the women commuters. In Up direction, the new ladies special will start from Vasai Road at 9.56 hrs while in return direction it will start from Churchgate at 19.40 hrs.
Out of 40 new suburban services, 16 services will be 15-car services including 6 services during peak hours to facilitate commuters during rush period. The total number of 15-car services will go upto 30 on Western Railway.
These 40 new services include 19 Up and 21 Down trains.The section-wise detail is as under:-
1 Dn (Ladies Special)
Total New Services
Also 10 services of nine car will be conveted to 12 car from 29th March, 2013.
The addition of 40 new services willfurther increase the carrying capacity to a great extent by providing additional space for about 1,75,000 commuters per day. With this, the total number of WR’s daily suburban services will go up to 1290.
Break up of Suburban Services on Western Railway
Source - Sharat Chandrayan, Chief Public Relations Officer
For the convenience of passengers, Western Railway has decided to augment onE First Class coaches in 12929/12930 Valsad – Dahod Inter City Express w.e.f 01stApril, 2013 exValsad on permanent basis.
After augmentation, now 12929/12930 Valsad – Dahod Inter City Express will run with 19 coaches.
Source - CPRO
To facilitate the passengers during summer holidays, Western Railway will run summer special train between Indore and Patna Jn from 4th April, 2013 to 29th June, 2013.
Indore – Patna Bi- Weekly Special Train
Train No.09305 Indore – Patna Bi-Weekly special train will leave Indore on every Monday & Thursday at 15.05 hrs to reach Patna Jn. at 20.00 hrs, the next day from 4th April to 27thJune, 2013. Similarly, Train No. 09306 Patna - Indore Bi-Weekly special will depart from Patna on every Wednesday & Saturday at 00.10 hrs to arrive Indore at 04.50 hrs , the next day respectively from 6th April to 29thJune, 2013.
The train will have AC II tier, AC III tier, sleeper classand II class general coaches.
It will halt at Dewas, Ujjain, Maksi, Guna, Malkhedi, Sagour, Damoh, Katni, Maihar, Satna, Manikpur, Chheoki, Mirzapur, Mughalsarai, Buxar, Ara and Danapur stations in both directions.
The booking of Train No.09305 will open from 01st April, 2013.
Source - Western Railway
To clear extra rush, Western Railway will run Special (Weekly) Garib Rath AC Express between Ahmedabad and Jammu Tawi for the benefit of passengers.
Train No. 02207 Ahmedabad - Jammu Tawi Weekly Garib Rath AC Special Express will leave Ahmedabad at 15.00 hrs on every Friday from 5th April, 2013 to 28th June, 2013 and will reach Jammu Tawi at 20.00 hrs on Saturday.
Similarly, Train No. 02208 Jammu Tawi - Ahmedabad Weekly Garib Rath AC Special Express will leave Jammu Tawi at 09.30 hrs on every Thursday from 4th April, 2013 to 27thJune, 2013 and will reach Ahmedabad at 13.35 hrs on next day.
It will have only AC 3 tier coaches.
This train will halt at Sabarmati Jn, Mehasana, Palanpur, Abu Road, Falna, Rani, Marwar Jn, Pali Marwar, Luni, Jodhpur, Gotan, Merta Road, Degana, Didwana, Ladnun, Sujangarh, Ratangarh, Churu, Sadulpur, Hissar, Dhuri, Ludhiana, Jalandhar Cantt., Chakki Bank and Kathua station in both directions.
The booking of train No 02207 will open from 30th March, 2013
Source - CPRO
RAILWAY RUNS WEEKLY SUMMER SPECIAL TRAIN BETWEEN SANTRAGACHI- ANAND VIHAR TERMINAL DURING SUMMER RUSH (24 TRIPS)
For the convenience of rail passengers during the ensuing Summer season-2013, Railway has decided to run Special train no. 08033/08034 Santragachi- Anand Vihar Terminal- Santragachi (Weekly) as per thefollowing programme:-
The 08034 Anand Vihar Terminal- Santragachi (Weekly) Summer Special train will depart from Anand Vihar Terminal on every Tuesday from 09.04.13 to 25.06.13 (12 trips) at 01.30 p.m. to reach Santragachi at 08.30 p.m. the next day. In the return direction, the 08033 Santragachi- Anand Vihar Terminal (Weekly) Summer Special train will depart from Santragachi on every Monday from 08.04.13 to 24.06.13 (12 trips) at 08.45 a.m. to reach Anand Vihar Terminal at 11.50 a.m. the next day.
Consisting of One AC 2-tier, One AC 3-tier, Eight Sleeper Class, Five general class, Two Disabled Friendly Second Class cum luggage van coaches, the 08033/08034 Santragachi- Anand Vihar Terminal- Santragachi (Weekly)Summer Special train will stop atKharagpur, Tata Nagar, Purulia, Gomoh, Gaya, Mughalsarai, Allahabad & Kanpur Central stations enroute in both the directions.
Source - northern railway
WR TO RUN ANOTHER BI-WEEKLY AC SUPERFAST SUMMER HOLIDAY SPECIAL TRAINS Between Mumbai Central-New Delhi
·Mumbai Central – New Delhi Bi-Weekly AC Superfast
Train No.09003 Mumbai Central – New Delhi Bi-weekly superfast AC special will depart from Mumbai Central on every Tuesday & Saturday at 19.45 hrs to reach New Delhi at 17.35 hrs next day from 13thApril to 29th June, 2013. In return direction, train No. 09004 New Delhi– Mumbai Central Bi-weekly superfast AC Special will depart from New Delhi on every Wednesday & Sunday at 23.40 hrs and will arrive Mumbai Central at 21.15 hrsthe next day from 14thApril to 30th June, 2013.
The train will have First AC, AC 2 Tier & AC 3 Tier coaches.
Enroute the train will halt at Borivali, Surat, Vadodara, Ratlam, Kota , Sawai Madhopur, Gangapur City, Hindaun City, Bharatpur and Mathura Jn. in both directions.
Western Railway has already announced train No. 09005/09006 Mumbai Central- New Delhi Bi-weekly Superfast Summer special train which is run on every Sunday & Wednesday from 03rdApril, 2013 to 26th June, 2013 Ex Mumbai Central.
The booking of train No. 09003 will open from Monday, 08th April, 2013.
For the convenience of rail passengers during the ensuing Summer season, Railway has decided to run Special trainnos. 04051/04052 Anand Vihar Terminal – Jammu Tawi Express, 04031/04032 Delhi Jn-Ambala Delhi Jn Express Special, 04009 /04010 Delhi Sarai Rohilla – Bhatinda– Delhi Sarai Rohilla Express, 04203/04204 New Delhi-Lucknow-New Delhi (Daily) Express, 04201/04202 Delhi Jn – Varanasi-Delhi Jn. Express, 04012/04011 Hazrat Nizamuddin- Sainagar Shirdi- Hazrat Nizamuddin (weekly) Express, 04314/04313 Barielly- Darbhanga- Barielly (weekly) express, 02208/02207 Jammu Tawi- Ahmedabad- Jammu Tawi (weekly) A.C. Express, 04602/04601 Amritsar- Barauni- Amritsar (unreserved weekly) express, 04022/04021 Delhi Jn.- Patna- Delhi Jn. (bi-weekly) Express, 01027/01028 Mumbai CST- Varanasi- Mumbai CST (weekly), 01051/01052 Lokmanya Tilak T.- Gorakhpur- Lokmanya Tilak T. (Weekly) Unreserved, 01055/01056 Lokmanya Tilak T.- Varanasi- Lokmanya Tilak T. (Weekly) Unreserved, 01057/01058 Lokmanya Tilak T.- Muzaffarpur- Lokmanya Tilak T. (Weekly), 03125/03126 Kolkata- Anand Vihar- Kolkata (Weekly) Superfast (via Dankuni), 03129/03130 Kolkata- Haridwar- Kolkata (Weekly) Superfast (via Dankuni), 05023/05024 Gorakhpur- Pune- Gorakhpur (Weekly), 05031/05032 Gorakhpur- Lokmanya Tilak T. - Gorakhpur (Weekly), 01019/01020 Mumbai CST- Lucknow-Mumbai CST (weekly), 01047/01048 Mumbai CST- Gorakhpur-Mumbai CST (weekly), 01049/01050 Lokmanya Tilak T.- Darbhanga- Lokmanya Tilak T. (Weekly), 05620/05619 New Delhi-Kamakhya-New Delhi Superfast (Weekly), 05903/05904 Dibrugarh- Chandigarh- Dibrugarh (Weekly) and 02281/02282 New Delhi-Bhubaneshwar-New Delhi Superfast Duronto (Weekly) as per thefollowing programme:
1.04051/04052 Anand Vihar Terminal – Jammu Tawi - Anand Vihar Terminal Tri-Weekly Summer Express (78 trips):
The 04051 Anand Vihar Terminal – Jammu Tawi Tri- Weekly Express Summer Special will depart from Anand Vihar Terminal on every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 02.04.13 to 29.06.13 (39 trips) at 11.45 p.m. to reach Jammu Tawi at 11.50 a.m. the next day. In the return direction, the 04052 Jammu Tawi - Anand Vihar Terminal Tri-Weekly Express Summer Special will depart from Jammu Tawi on every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 03.04.13 to 30.06.13 (39 trips) at 05.20 p.m. to reach Anand Vihar Terminal at 05.55 a.m. the next day.
Apr 4, 2013
Private Investment Needed for Expansion of Railway Infrastructure: Bansal
The Minister of Railways Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal inaugurated International Conference on Dedicated Freight Corridor ‘Challenges and Opportunities’ organized by ASSOCHAM India, here today. The Minister also released ASSOCHAM-YES BANK knowledge Report “Corridors for India’s Economic Development”, on this occasion.
In his inaugural address, Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal said that Indian Railways have increased its freight loading capacity and have achieved the distinction of joining one billion tonne select club in freight movement by successfully loading 1010 million tonne in 2012-13. India joins China, Russia and USA for this milestone achievement. However, Railways share as compared to roads in total goods traffic has come down from 80% to 36% over the years which is a cause of concern, he pointed out. The railway Minister said that Railways provide a more cost effective, efficient, faster and environment friendly mode of transportation. The freight trains have a capacity to move a very large volume of traffic in one go over a very large distance and help in declogging the roads. Hence, there is a need to increase the rail share in the overall transportation in the country.
This was something that the country's largest emrploye had been reluctant to do ever Lalu Prasad took over as its boss. But the Indian Railways has now relented and has agreed to open services other than ticketing, that are offered by its various arms, to service tax.
The Central Railway and Western Railway are among the first to register for taxation, various service rendered under their arms.
According to officials, railways offer various service apart from tickets, which are currently out of the tax net. These include restaurants on the platform or on railway premises, book shops, brokers and jobbers (For railway scrap auctions, renting out land, etc), services operating from space let out by the railways, among others. The additional cost will be passed on and consumers may have to pay more for the food items bought in the railway platform or even shoes polished by a shoesmith using space rented from the railways. Tickets and railway freight are already under the service tax net.
Railways have been opposing the move to include non-ticketing and non-freight services till date.
However, the railways relented after the finance ministry agreed to amend Section 99 of Indian Railways Act to provide exemption to Indian Railways with respect to taxable services prior to July 1, 2012. In fact, budget 2013-14 specified that exemption will be granted to the extent show cause notices have been issued up to February 20, 2012.
Incidentally, as a friendly gesture, the finance ministry may delete the clause of show cause notice and its cut off date for extending exemption for 2012 cases in the final finance bill yet. This is being considered to facilitate all such cases where show cause notices have not been sent and investigation are underway to send notices in future. Thus exemption will be allowed even in cases where show cause notice has not been sent but investigations are underway.
In the first seven months of the current financial year, indirect tax collection, which includes excise, customs and services tax, was Rs 2.57 lakh crore. while excise has yielded Rs 95,000 crore during this period, collection from customs and services tax worked out to about Rs 92,000 crore and Rs 70,000 crore respectively. The government in the current fiscal had proposed to collect from customs, excise and services tax Rs 5.05 lakh crore, an increase of 27 per cent over realisation in the previous fiscal
In order to boost service tax collection, the finance ministry has come out with an amnesty scheme called Voluntary Compliance Encouragement Scheme (VCES).
At present, service tax is the lowest contributor to the exchequer even though the sector accounts for the highest share of India’s GDP.
Source - business-standard
A seminar was held at the Rail Sadan on Monday to mark decadal growth of the East Coast Railway with former Railway General Managers and other eminent personalities sharing their views.
Former SE Railway GM A. Ramji congratulated the ECoR for its excellent performance this year surpassing the target in loading and also in passenger carrying performance.
He hoped that with such good growth rate the ECoR would become the number one zonal railway in the Indian Railways very shortly.
Former ECoR GM SR Choudhury, known as this railway's architect, spoke high of its achievements year after year, particularly this year's record breaking performance.
Nalco CMD Ansuman Das stated that both Nalco and Railways are partners in progress. The Railways contribute immensely for the growth of Nalco; at the same time the Nalco gives its best for the Railways' development. Head of Logistics of Tata Group OP Mishra described the Railways as the lifeline of the nation.
Two-Day General Managers’ Conference Begins
The Minister of Railways Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal said that it is heartening to know that Indian Railways has entered the prestigious one billion tonne select club in freight movement joining with China, Russia and USA. He congratulated General Managers and all railway men for this milestone achievement. He said that Indian Railways has achieved a remarkable freight loading capacity leading to this achievement. The Railway Minister announced an award of Rs. 5 crore for this achievement. The Minister stated this while addressing the two-day conference of General Managers of all Zonal Railways and Production Units which began here today.
The Railway Minister pointed out that safety in railway operations is always a priority subject and all efforts should be made to ensure safe railway operations. He hoped that the conference will deliberate on all safety related issues in detail and will take suitable measures wherever required. The Minister said that the efforts should also be made to minimize human error which also leads to accidents. He said that reasons for human error should be properly ascertained and corrective measures be taken to address this issue like, creating necessary environment for the crew, proper training and counseling of safety staff etc.
Apr 3, 2013
New Delhi: Indian Railways will complete its 160 years this month. The first train in India started on April 16, 1853. At the occassion, dailybhaskar.com brings you the history of Indian Railways and interesting facts related to it.
You will be surprised to know that ice was used to keep the AC trains cool. A particular system was evolved for the same. The first Indian train started on April 16, 1853 at 3:35 from Bombay to Pune.
The first Indian air-conditioned train was Frontier Mail which was introduced in 1934. Earlier, the AC coaches of the train were kept cool by using ice blocks. These were replenished at several halts along the line. A battery operated blower constantly blew air into these receptacles, and the cold air entered the insulated cars through vents.
The air conditioning system in those days used ice blocks, carried in sealed receptacles whih were replenished at several halts along the line. The process was very basic, very messy, but the effect was very pleasant.
Mostly, British officers used to travel by Frontier Mail. It was a challenge to maintain the temperature of the AC coaches.
The Frontier Mail was one of the first trains in India to get an air conditioned car. The AC car started running from 1934.
Source - Daily Bhasker
Tata Steel will host the Lifeline Express, the world’s first Hospital on-wheels, for the second time in Ganjam district and for the seventh time in Odisha from April 17 to May 11 this year.
People residing in interior pockets would be hugely benefited through the Lifeline Express, said Tata Steel in a statement.
The Lifeline Express will be stationed at Chhatrapur Railway Station in Ganjam district.
The initiative is aimed at providing free surgical interventions in areas of post-polio deformities, hearing disorders and dental and eye-related problems of people.
Source - the hindu
Apr 2, 2013
नई दिल्ली। रेल मंत्री पवन बंसल नई दिल्ली से हावडा के बीच चलने वाली कोलकाता राजधानी एक्सप्रेस मे कल यहां वाई फाई सेवा की शुरूआत करेंगे। रेलवे के सूत्रो के अनुसार बंसल कल नई दिल्ली रेलवे स्टेशन पर एक संक्षिप्त कार्यक्रम मे ट्रेन मे वायरलेस इंटरनेट सुविधा उपलब्ध कराने की इस महत्वकांक्षी योजना आरंभ करेंगे।
कार्यक्रम मे रेलवे बोर्ड के अध्यक्ष विनय मित्तल, उत्तर रेलवे के महाप्रबंधक वी.के. गुप्ता एवं अन्य अधिकारी भी शामिल होगे। रेल मंत्री ने इस वर्ष के रेल बजट मे युवाओ और पेशेवरो के लिए चुनींदा गाडियो मे वाई फाई सुविधा उपलब्ध कराने की घोषणा की थी।
सूत्रो के अनुसार दिल्ली-हावडा के बाद दिल्ली-मुम्बई मार्ग पर यह सेवा शुरू होगी। उधर दिल्ली मेट्रो मे भी वाई फाई सेवा शुरू करने की तैयारी चल रही है। इस क्रम मे विभिन्न मेट्रो स्टेशनों के बीच मोबाइल नेटवर्क को सुचारू बनाने की प्रक्रिया शुरू की गई है।
Source - khaskhabar
CHANDIGARH: Passengers at the Chandigarh railway station will find it more convenient to make their way around with the Ambala railway division deciding to install two more escalators by September. These are in addition to the two escalators, work on which is in progress. The new escalators will be constructed at a cost of Rs 1.5 to Rs 2 crore.
One of the two escalators will come up on the Panchkula side for people who take that route to the station. The other will be constructed between platform number 4 and 5. Divisional railway manager of Ambala division P K Sanghi said, "The new escalators have been approved recently.
Source - times of india
AURANGABAD: Extending a helping hand to villagers in the drought-affected Marathwada region, railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Saturday assured that he would arrange goods trains to bring water and fodder to the region.
The railway minister made the promise during his visit to Aurangabad, when he halted at Sena MP Rajkumar Dhoot's residence. He said he would take up the matter with Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan and take positive decision. Earlier, highlighting the need of water and fodder due to severe drought, Dhoot and MP Chandrakant Khaire had urged the railway minister to start the goods trains.
Source - timesofindia
Indian Railways Enter One Billion Tonne Select Club After Exceeding Revised Freight Loading Target for the Year 2012-13
China, Russia& USA are the Other Members of this Club
The Indian Railways achieved yet another significant milestone when it entered the one billion tonne select club in freight movement joining Chinese, Russian and USA railways. In 2012-13, Indian Railways have been able to achieve an originating freight loading of around 1010 million tonnes (i.e. one billion plus) which shows an incremental loading of 40 million tonnes (4.1% growth) over the last financial year.
Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal has congratulated Railwaymen for this achievement. In a message to them, he said it is really creditable to achieve this significant freight loading despite present economic scenario the world over. The Minister pointed out that Indian Railways will play the role of engine of growth for country’s economy.
The Railway Minister Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal had announced in his 2013-14 Rail Budget speech that Indian Railways is poised to enter the one billion tonne select club. Indian Railways did achieve this mile stone despite the present industrial growth in the country. The achievement is more than the revised target of 1007 million tonnes fixed for the year 2012-13.
Apr 1, 2013
Revised Clerkage Charges and Cancellation Charges for Train Journeys to be Effective From 1st APRIL 2013
The revision of Clerkage Charge and Minimum Cancellation charge was announced in the Railway Budget 2013-14. The revision will come into effect on tickets cancelled on and after 1st April 2013. The details of the revision are as under:-
(1) Clerkage Charges
Clerkage charge in case of cancellation of waiting list and RAC tickets (in Rs.)
AC Chair Car
Minimum cancellation charges in case of cancellation of confirmed tickets (in Rs.)
AC Chair Car
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