May 9, 2013

Exam special train

VISAKHAPATNAM: The Indian Railways will run a superfast examination special train between Shalimar near Howrah and Yeshvantpur in Karnataka to counter the rush in regular trains and provide a comfortable journey to people, especially students appearing for various examinations. 

Train number 08003 Shalimar-Yeshvantpur Examination Special will leave Shalimar at 11 am on May 9. It will arrive at Visakhapatnam on the same day at 11 pm and depart at 11.20 pm to arrive at Yeshvantpur at 4 pm on May 10. 

In the opposite direction, Train Number 08004 Yeshvantpur-Shalimar Examination Special will leave Yeshvantpur at 12.30 am on May 13 and arrive at Visakhapatnam on the same day at 08.35 pm. It will depart from Vizag at 08.55 pm and arrive at Shalimar at 11.00 am on May 14. The trains will stop at Kharagpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Khurda Road, Brahmapur, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Anakapalle, Tuni, Samalkot, Rajahmundry, Tadepalligudem, Eluru, Vijayawada, Ongole, Nellore, Gudur and Renigunta between Shalimar and Yesvantpur. The train will have two First Class AC coaches, one composite coach of 1st AC & 2ndAC, one AC-2 tier, two AC-3 tier, one First Class Coach, six Sleeper Class coaches and three General Second Class coaches.

Source - Times of India

Indian Railways issues RFQ for diesel loco plant

INDIA's Ministry of Railways has invited requests for qualification (RFQ) to establish a new diesel locomotive factory at Marhowra, in the Saran district of Bihar province.
The winning bidder will be expected to set up the plant and produce and maintain 1000 diesel locomotives with power ratings of 3.4MW and 4.5MW over an 11-year period as well as maintain a specified number of mainline diesel electric locomotives.

The RFQ follows government approval on May 1 to proceed with the Marhowra factory as well as an electric locomotive plant at Madhepura, also in Bihar, an RFQ for which is expected to follow shortly, following the breakdown of a previous call for tenders in 2009. The Madhepura plant is expected to manufacture 800 8.94MW electric locomotives over 10 years.

The government anticipates significant international investment in the factories which will be established as joint ventures between Indian Railways and the winning bidder. General Electric, Alstom, Bombardier and Siemens were previously shortlisted for the electric locomotive contract, while a GE-Bharat Heavy Electricals joint venture was set to compete with Electro Motive Diesel for the diesel contract.

The controversial projects were first proposed as public-private partnership as long ago as 2006 but broke down during the bidding process in 2009 after the ministry attempted to alter the terms of the bidding documents. Local media considers the decision to site both plants in Bihar as politically motivated ahead of next year's general election.

The ministry plans to pre-qualify and shortlist suitable applicants for the diesel contract with the RFQ available for download from its website and obtainable from its headquarters in Delhi. The deadline for submissions is 1130 on June 20.
Source - rail journal

Railway Revenue Earnings Up by 13.65 Per Cent During April 2013

The total approximate earnings of Indian Railways on originating basis during April 2013 were Rs. 11009.17 crore compared to Rs. 9687.15 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 13.65 per cent. 
The total goods earnings have gone up from Rs. 6914.60 crore during April 2012 to Rs. 7637.35 crore during April 2013, showing an increase of 10.45 per cent. 

The total passenger revenue earnings in April 2013 were Rs. 2925.44 crore compared to Rs. 2384.87 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 22.67 per cent. 

The revenue earnings from other coaching amounted to Rs. 302.82 crore during April 2013 compared to Rs. 247.37 crore during the same period last year, showing an increase of 22.42 per cent. 

The total approximate numbers of passengers booked during April 2013 were 689.48 million compared to 682.84 million during the same period last year, showing an increase of 0.97 per cent. In the suburban and non-suburban sectors, the numbers of passengers booked during April 2013 were 366.61 million and 322.87 million compared to 343.32 million and 339.52 million during the same period last year, an increase of 6.78 per cent and a decrease of 4.90 per cent respectively.

SOURCE - PIB

EXTENSION OF DEHRADUN / CHANDIGARH – CHENNAI CENTRAL WEEKLY EXPRESS TO MADURAI

Train No.12688/22688 Dehradun / Chandigarh – Chennai Central weekly express is to be extended to run upto Madurai and Train No.12687/22687 Chennai Central – Dehradun / Chandigarh weekly express is to be extended to run from Madurai. 
The extension in service will commence o­n 15.05.2013, Wednesday. Accordingly, Train No.12688/22688 Dehradun / Chandigarh – Chennai Central weekly express leaving Dehradun / Chandigarh o­n 13.05.2013, Monday and arriving Chennai Central o­n 15.05.2013, Wednesday will be extended to Madurai. In the return direction too, the extended Train No.12687/22687 Madurai – Dehradun / Chandigarh weekly express will commence its services o­n 15.05.2013, Wednesday. 
In the extended portion, Train No.12688/22688 Dehradun / Chandigarh – Madurai weekly express will leave Chennai Central at 02.40 hrs. o­n Wednesdays and reach Madurai at 12.45 hrs. the same day. Train No. 12687/22687 Madurai – Dehradun / Chandigarh weekly express will leave Madurai at 23.35 hrs. o­n Wednesdays to reach Chennai Central at 09.20 hrs. o­n Thursdays. The trains will stop at Arakkonam, Katpadi, Ambur, Vaniyambadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Erode, Karur and Dindigul in the extended portion. 

There will be no change in the existing timings and stoppages between Chennai Central – Dehradun / Chandigarh.

Source - S RLY

NORTHERN RAILWAY RUNS BI-WEEKLY SUMMER SPECIAL TRAIN BETWEEN DELHI SARAI ROHILLA- DARBHANGA (28 TRIPS)

For the convenience of rail passengers during Summer season, Northern Railway has decided to run Summer Special train no. 04024 /04023 Delhi Sarai Rohilla– Darbhanga– Delhi Sarai Rohilla (Bi- Weekly) Express as per the following programme:-

The 04024 Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Darbhanga (bi-weekly) Express Summer Special train will depart from Delhi Sarai Rohilla at 10.30 a.m. o­n every Monday & Friday from 23.05.2013 to 28.06.2013 (14 trips) to reach Darbhanga at 12.05 p.m. (noon) the next day. In the return direction, the 04023 Darbhanga- Delhi Sarai Rohilla (bi-weekly) Express Summer Special train will depart from Darbhanga at 3.00 p.m. o­n every Tuesday & Saturday from 14.05.2013 to 29.06.2013 (14 trips) to reach Delhi Sarai Rohilla at 04.50 p.m. the next day.

Consisting of Fourteen Sleeper class and Two Second Class cum luggage van coaches, the 04024/04023 Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Darbhanga-Delhi Sarai Rohilla (bi-weekly) Express Summer Special train will stop at New Delhi, Ghaziabad, Moradabad, Bareilly, Sahajahanpur, Sitpur Cantt., Gonda, Basti, Gorakhpur, Deoria Sadar, Siwan, Chhapra, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur & Samastipur stations enroute in both the directions.

Source - N Rly

डोर-टू-डोर पार्सल पहुंचाएगा रेलवे, तय समय पर होगी डिलीवरी



रायपुर. अब आपको अपने पार्सल के लिए रेलवे के चक्कर नहीं लगाने पड़ेंगे। इस समस्या से आपको निजात दिलाने के लिए रेलवे ने पार्सल की व्यवस्था बदलने की दिशा में काम शुरू कर दिया है। इसके तहत रेलवे आपके घर तक पार्सल पहुंचाएगा। इतना ही नहीं, पार्सल को ट्रेनों में चढ़ाने और उतारने से लेकर उसकी सुरक्षा की पूरी जिम्मेदारी एजेंसी को दी जाएगी। मतलब इसके लिए भी आपको परेशान नहीं होना पड़ेगा। नई व्यवस्था पार्सल मिलेनियम के नाम से जानी जाती है।
नई व्यवस्था के तहत पार्सल में सामान बुक करने के बाद दिए गए पते पर माल को सुरक्षित पहुंचाने की जिम्मेदारी एजेंसी की होगी। माल क्षतिग्रस्त होने या गुम होने पर एजेंसी को इसका भुगतान भी करना होगा। पार्सल का शुल्क रेलवे एजेंसी से वसूल करेगा। इसके बाद एजेंसी की पूरी जिम्मेदारी होगी की वह माल को बुक कर उसे तय समय में सुरक्षित पहुंचाए। नए सिस्टम को प्रयोग के तौर पर इसी साल 27 जनवरी से रायपुर-अहमदाबाद रूट पर लागू किया गया है। इसकी सफलता को देखते हुए रेलवे प्रशासन सभी रूट पर इसे लागू करने जा रहा है। इससे जहां रेलवे की आय बढ़ेगी, वहीं रेलवे से पार्सल भेजने वालों को राहत भी मिलेगी।
23 टन की क्षमता वाला वैगन
पार्सल का जिम्मा उठाने वाली एजेंसी को रेलवे 23 टन का एक वैगन देगा। इसमें पार्सल चढ़ाने और तय स्टेशन पर उतारने का काम एजेंसी करेगी। रायपुर से किसी भी स्टेशन का पूरा शुल्क रेलवे वसूल करेगा, चाहे वैगन में 23 टन से कम ही माल बुक क्यों न हो। रेलवे के मुताबिक ट्रेनों में पार्सल चढ़ाने और उतारने में कुलियों द्वारा मनमानी पैसे लेने व कभी-कभी मना करने करने की शिकायतों से तंग आकर यह सिस्टम लागू करना पड़ रहा है।
पार्सल मिलेनियम सिस्टम से अभी रायपुर से अहमदाबाद तक एक तरफ का 23 टन का शुल्क 61,936 रुपए है। इसी तरह अन्य रूट पर भी पार्सल शुल्क तय किया जाएगा। रायपुर रेलवे स्टेशन के मुख्य पार्सल निरीक्षक एवी नारायणा ने बताया कि पार्सल व्यवस्था को सुदृढ़ बनाने के लिए नए सिस्टम को लागू करने की तैयारी चल रही है। इससे ग्राहकों को बेहतर सेवा मिलने की गारंटी होगी।
मिलेगा यह फायदा
- नई व्यवस्था से डोर-टू-डोर पार्सल पहुंचाने का काम रेलवे कर सकेगा। अभी पार्सल कार्यालय में बिल्टी दिखाने के बाद मिलता है सामान।
-10 मिनट के स्टॉपेज वाली ट्रेन में आसानी से माल को तय स्टेशन पर उतारा जा सकता है। अभी परेशानी होती है।
- अब तय समय में पार्सल पहुंचने की गारंटी होगी। अभी ट्रेनों के 10 मिनट के स्टॉपेज में कई बार माल उतर ही नहीं पाता।
- वैगन में पार्सल चढ़ाने और उतारने का काम एजेंसी करेगी। अभी कुली ही पार्सल चढ़ाते व उतारते हैं।
- पार्सल गुम या क्षतिग्रस्त होने की स्थिति में एजेंसी को भरना होगा हर्जाना।
Source - Bhasker

NORTHERN RAILWAY RUNS TRI-WEEKLY SUMMER SPECIAL A.C. EXPRESS TRAIN BETWEEN NEW DELHI - DEHRADUN (44 TRIPS)


For the convenience of rail passengers during Summer season, Northern Railway has decided to run Tri- Weekly A.C. Express Summer Special train no. 04053/04054 between New Delhi & Dehradun o­n every Monday, Wednesday & Sunday from 12.05.2013 to 30.06.2013 as per the following programme:-

The 04053 New Delhi– Dehradun (Tri- Weekly) A.C. Express Summer Special train will depart fromNew Delhi at 07.40 a.m. (22 trips) to reach Dehradun at 03.00 p.m. the same day. In the return direction, the 04054 Dehradun– New Delhi (Tri- Weekly) A.C. Express Summer Special train will depart from Dehradun at 03.35 p.m. (22 trips) to reach New Delhi at 10.35 p.m. the same day.

Consisting of o­ne Executive Class A.C. Chair Car & Seven A.C. Chair Car coaches, the 04053 /04054 New Delhi– Dehradun– New Delhi (Tri- Weekly) A.C. Express Summer Special train will stop at Meerut City, Muzaffarnagar, Tapri, Roorkee, Haidwar & Raiwala stations enroute in both the directions.

Source - N RLY

 

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