Sep 29, 2013

Bookings for special AC trains to Delhi begins on Monday

MUMBAI: The bookings for the special air-conditioned trains from Mumbai to Delhi will open from Monday.

To cater to the rush of passengers during the Divali holidays, the Western Railway will run bi-weekly Rajdhani-type AC superfast special trains from Mumbai Central to New Delhi from October 16 to November 27.

Said a WR spokesperson, "The train no 09005 Mumbai Central-New Delhi bi-weekly Rajdhani type AC train will depart from Mumbai Central at 7.45 pm on every Sunday and Wednesday and reach New Delhi at 5.35 pm the next day.""

Similarly, train no 09006 New Delhi-Mumbai Central bi-weekly AC superfast special train will depart from New Delhi at 11.40 pm on every Monday and Thursday and reach Mumbai Central at 9.15 pm the next day. This train will run from October 17 to November 28, the official said.

The train will halt at Borivali, Surat, Vadodara, Ratlam, Bhavani Mandi, Ramgunj Mandi, Kota, Sawai Madhopur, Gangapur city, Hindaun City, Bharatpur and Mathura Jn stations on both the directions.
Source..times of india

Jumbo block between Goregaon and Borivali station today

MUMBAI: The Western Railway (WR) will carry out a jumbo rail block between Goregaon and Borivali stations on Sunday.

"To carry out maintenance work of track, signalling and overhead equipment, a jumbo block will be taken between Goregaon and Borivali stations till 3.35pm,'' said WR chief spokesperson Sharat Chandrayan. The rail block will be undertaken on the Up and Down through (fast) lines.

"During the block period, all Up and Down fast line trains will run on local (slow) lines between Goregaon and Borivali stations. Due to this, some local trains will remain cancelled. Detailed information to this effect will be available with the station masters,'' he stated.

Also, during the block period, Borivali trains will arrive on platform numbers 7,8 and 2 at Borivali station, and Virar trains will arrive on platforms 1 and 3 at Borivali station. The Mail and Express trains (long distance) will arrive on platform nos 6, 6A and 3 at Borivali station, officials stated.
Source..times of india

HC issues notice to Railways on sports quota recruitment

HC issues notice to Railways on sports quota recruitment
Nagpur: The Bombay High Court has issued notices to the Railway Minister and the senior personnel officer of South East Central Railway seeking reply on A petition regarding sports quota recruitment.

The Nagpur bench of justices Vasanti Naik and Atul Chandurkar, which heard the petition last week, sought the replies within two weeks.

Petitioner Nagpur District Football Association has objected to a condition for recruitment of sportspersons as per the 2002 policy framed by the SECR. The condition requires that a candidate, to qualify for sports quota, must have actually played and merely being a part of the team would not suffice.

The Railways had issued an advertisement for recruitment in the sports quota last August.
Petitioner`s lawyer advocate Virat Mishra argued that the condition violates sportsperson`s fundamental rights and should be set aside. 

Source..zee news

3 fast-track rail projects to transport 300 MT additional coal

NEW DELHI: Three critical rail links being fast-tracked at the highest level will ensure transportation of 300 million tonne (MT) additional fuel to consumers amid shortages being faced by the country, Coal Ministry has said.

Coal India Ltd BSE 1.12 % (CIL) has maintained that it has potential for incremental supplies which can't be done at present in the absence of rail connectivity to transport the dry-fuel.

Three rail corridors are: Tori-Shivpuri-Kathotia in North Karanpura, Jharkhand; Bhupdeopur-Korichhaapar to Mand Raigadh mines in Chhattisgarh; and Barpali-Jharsuguda in IB Valley, Odisha. On completion, they "can help transport 300 MT of coal annually, enabling Coal India to meet the demand of the nation", the Coal Ministry has said in a note.

It said that production build up is a big challenge. Besides, it added, the movement of coal from producing centres to the consuming centres is a challenge and a number of potential coalfields are suffering from lack of rail infrastructural facilities for coal evacuation.

"To match the movement of coal with the projected production levels, a number of critical rail links have been identified" and a "high-level Inter Ministerial Committee constituted by PMO is addressing the issue of faster implementation of critical railway projects in potential coalfields," it added.

The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure (CCI) in July agreed to monitor the progress of the three rail links critical for transporting coal from CIL BSE 1.12 % mines located in Odisha, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh.

The difficulties faced in execution of these three projects, entailing Rs 7,500 crore expenditure relate to forestry and environment clearances besides land acquisition, rehabilitation/resettlement as well as law and order problems.

The government had earlier said that two rail projects, including Tori-Shivpur, are likely to be completed by the end of 2017 and will facilitate coal evacuation besides pushing up production of the fuel.

Coal India CMD S Narsing Rao has said these three coalfields require only about 300-odd km rail connectivity to provide at least 300 MT of additional coal production per annum to fulfil the thermal power requirements of the country.

Rao has said that these railway lines are essential to meet 12th Plan power capacity addition as CIL was unable to evacuate coal in absence of transportation facilities.

The demand-supply gap of coal is likely to widen to 185.5 MT in 2016-17. The country had to import a record 135 MT coal last year to meet domestic requirement.
Source..economic times

Special trains from Mumbai to Bhavnagar during Diwaali

MUMBAI: To cater to the rush of passengers during Diwali holidays, the Western Railway will run 12 special weekly services between Bandra Terminus and Bhavnagar in Gujarat from October 21.

Said a WR spokesperson, "The train number 09231 Bandra Terminus - Bhavnagar weekly special train will depart at 1.15pm on every Monday from Bandra Terminus and reach Bhavnagar at 6am the next day. This train will run from October 21 to November 25."

Similarly, in the return direction, the train number 09232 Bhavnagar - Bandra Terminus weekly special will leave from Bhavnagar on every Sunday at 5.30pm and will arrive Bandra Terminus at 7.35am the next day. This train will run from October 20 to November 24.

The train will halt at Borivali, Vapi, Valsad, Navsari, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Nadiad, Ahmedabad, Viramgam, Joravarnagar, Botad, Dhola and Songadh stations in both directions. The train will have AC III Tier, Sleeper Class and II class General Coaches.
Source.times of india

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