Dec 6, 2013



Buy even long route tickets on ATVMs!

Mumbai : Automatic Ticket Vending Machines (ATVMs) which were used to buy suburban local train tickets can now also be used for purchase of long distance journey tickets.

The ATVMs on Central Railway are now equipped with facilities to provide unreserved journey tickets to passengers. The ATVMs installed at stations like Dadar, Kurla, Kalyan and CST where long distance trains originate are equipped with the facilities.
“The machines will be beneficial for people travelling to places like Manmad, Goa and other such places. People going to such places buy an unreserved ticket while boarding the train,” said an official.
The counters serving long-distance passengers are extremely crowded at times. The passengers travelling in general compartments stand in queue prior to boarding a train. The ATVMs will be an alternative for such passengers. A commuter travelling outside city limits but within 150 km will get a 5 percent discount on the ticket. The commuter can either travel through long distance train or a suburban train going up to there.
Chief Public Relations Officer, Atul Rane said,
“The new ATVMs are not very popular at the moment. People believe that only local tickets can be purchased through these machines. The sales are low as people are not
aware of it but we are hoping that it will increase gradually.”

SOURCE -  freepress journal.

Railways to Rename the Railway Station Narayanpet Road as “Saidapur”

Narayanpet Road Railway Station in Guntakal Division of SCR, situated o­n Wadi-Raichur Section ( in Yadgir District, Karnataka State) will be renamed as Saidapur by Shri Mallikajun Kharge, Hon’ble Minister for Railways at a function to be held at Narayanpet Road Railway Station (Saidapur), Yadgir District at 02:00 pm o­n Saturday, the 7th December, 2013.

The function will be held in the august presence of Shri Baburao Chinchanasoor, Hon’ble Minister for Textiles, Ports & Inland Transport and District In-charge Minister, Yadgir, Govt. of Karnataka; Shri S. Pakkirappa, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Raichur and Shri Basawaraj Patil Sedam, Hon'ble Member of Parliament (RS).

Other Hon’ble public representatives concerned, dignitaries and senior railway officials will also participate in the function.

Source - 
(K.Sambasiva Rao)
Chief Public Relations Officer

SCR to run Two Special Trains Between Kurnool City and Bhopal

South Central Railway will run two Special Trains between Kurnool City and Bhopal in order to clear extra rush of passengers and pilgrims attending Izthema at Bhopal as per the following schedule:-

Train No. 07619 Kurnool City - Bhopal Special train will depart Kurnool City at 22 00 hrso­n 12th December, 2013 (Thursday) arrive/depart Kacheguda at 03 40/03 45 hrs, arrive/depart Malkajgiri at 04 09/04 10 hrs and arrive Bhopal at 22 35 hrs o­n the next day.

In the return direction, Train No. 07620 Bhopal – Kurnool City Special trainwill depart Bhopal at 19 25 hrso­n 16th December, 2013 (Monday) arrive/depart Malkajgiri at 13 20/13 21 hrs arrive /depart Kacheguda at 13 40/14 00 and arrive Kurnool City at 19 00 hrs o­n the next day.

Enroute, these special trains will also stop at Mahabubnagar, Kacheguda, Malkajgiri, Aler, Jangaon, Kazipet, Jammikunta, Ramagundam, Sirpurkagaznagar, Balharshah, Chandrapur, Nagpur, Itarsi and Habibganj stations in both the directions.

These trains will have 14 coaches viz., six Sleeper Class, six General Second Class and two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake Coaches.

Source - 
(K.Sambasiva Rao)
Chief Public Relations Officer

8800 Additional Berths in Eight Express Trains by Attaching Additional Coaches to Clear Extra Rush / Waitlisted Passengers

South Central Railway will temporarily augment the following Eight Express Trains with additional Coaches to clear the extra rush / waitlisted passengers as per the details mentioned below:-

1. Tr.No. 17018 Secunderabad - Rajkot Tri-weekly Express (Mon, Tue, Sat) will be augmented with one additional AC III Tier Coach from 7th to 31st December, 2013.

2. Tr.No. 17017 Rajkot - Secunderabad Tri-weekly Express (Mon, Wed, Thur) will be augmented with one additional AC III Tier Coach from 9th December, 2013 to 2ndJanuary, 2014.

3. Tr.No. 17002 Secunderabad - Sainagar Shirdi Bi-weekly Express (Sun & Fri) will be augmented with one additional AC III Tier Coach from 6th to 27th December, 2013.

4. Tr.No. 17001 Sainagar Shirdi - Secunderabad Bi-weekly Express (Mon & Sat) will be augmented with one additional AC III Tier Coach from 7th to 28th December, 2013.

5. Tr.No. 12770 Secunderabad – Tirupati Seven Hills Bi-weekly Express (Tue & Fri) will be augmented with one additional AC III Tier Coach and two Sleeper Class Coaches from 6thto 31st December, 2013.

6. Tr.No. 12769 Tirupati - Secunderabad Seven Hills Bi-weekly Express ( Mon & Fri) will be augmented with one additional AC III Tier Coach and two Sleeper Class Coaches from 9thDecember, 2013 to 3rd January, 2014.

7. Tr.No. 12761 Tirupati - Karimnagar Bi-weekly Express (Wed & Sat) will be augmented with one additional AC III Tier Coach and two Sleeper Class Coaches from 7th December, 2013 to 1stJanuary, 2014.

8. Tr.No. 12762 Karimnagar - Tirupati Bi-weekly Express (Sun & Thu) will be augmented with one additional AC III Tier Coach and two Sleeper Class Coaches from 8th December, 2013 to 2ndJanuary, 2014.

These extra Coaches will make available 8800 additional berths (4160 AC III Tier berths and 4640 Sleeper Class berths) to clear extra rush and wait listed passengers.

Source - 
(K.Sambasiva Rao)
Chief Public Relations Officer


For the convenience of the passengers and to clear the extra rush, Railways has decided to run 8 trips of special train betweenYeshvantpur and Jaipur via Vasai Road, Surat, Vadodara and Ratlam .

Train No.06529 will depart from Yeshvantpur at 10.45 hrs o­n every Thursday from 5th to 26th December, 2013 and will arrive Jaipur at 10.00 hrs o­n Saturday. Similarly train no 06530 Jaipur – Yesvantpur Special will depart from Jaipur at 22.05 hrs o­n every Saturday from 7th to 28th December, 2013 and will arrive Yeshvantpur at 03.30 hrs o­n Tuesday.

Accordingly, Train no 06529 Yeshvantpur - Jaipur Special will reach Vasai Road at 12.10 hrs , Vapi at 14.20 hrs, Surat at 16.15 hrs, Bharuch at 17.06 hrs, Vadodara at 18.00 hrs , Dahod at 20.28 hrs,Meghnagar at 21.10 hrs, Ratlam at 22.50 hrs o­n every Friday and will reach Neemach at 02.32 hrs , Chittorgarh at 03.35 hrs o­n every Saturday over Western Railway.

Train no 06530 Jaipur – Yesvantpur Special will reach at Chittorgarh at 04.30 hrs, Neemach at 05.30 hrs , Ratlam at 08.40 hrs, Meghnagar at 10.19 hrs , Dahod at 10.50 hrs, Vadodara at 12.50 hrs , Bharuch at 13.55 hrs, Surat at 15.00 hrs, Vapi at 16.35 hrs and Vasai Road at 20.50 hrs o­n every Sunday over Western Railway.

SOURCE - (Sharat Chandrayan)
Chief Public Relations Officer

Four Firms Qualified for System Works Contract for 1st Phase of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor

A total six international companies in joint venture with leading Indian companies participated in pre qualification bid process for system works (Electrical and signal & telecommunication woks) of Bhaupur- Khurja segment of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor project(343 km.). The joint venture firms who qualified are INABENSA-ANSALDO-EME-BCEPL, KEC-ELECNOR-KYOSAN, SIEMENS Consortium and ALSTOM Consortium. 

It may be recalled that the World Bank has agreed in principle to part finance the Eastern Corridor project from Mughalsarai to Ludhiana, which has been divided into 3 phases. The total in principle loan commitment is US$ 2.725 billion, out of which the loan for the first phase to the tune of US$ 975 million was sanctioned in May, 2011 and the loan agreement was signed in October, 2011. The loan for the second phase is expected to be of the order of USD 1100 million. 

DFCCIL, a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) is engaged in planning, construction, operation and maintenance of the dedicated freight corridors and in the first phase, the two corridors, namely, Eastern Corridor from Ludhiana to Dankuni (1839 kms) and the Western Corridor from Dadri to Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) (1499 kms) are being constructed. The entire Western Corridor is being funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), while the Eastern Corridor from Mughalsarai to Ludhiana is being funded by the World Bank. 

Source - PIB

Railway Minister Condoles the Passing Away of Nelson Mandela

The Minister of Railways Shri Mallikarjun Kharge has condoled the passing away of Mr. Nelson Mandela. In his condolence message, Shri Kharge said: 

“I am deeply saddened at the passing away of Nelson Mandela. He was a leader who fought discrimination and also gave great hope, courage and strength to the multitudes of discriminated and oppressed people across the world. During the anti-apartheid movement Nelson Mandela’s message for peace and forgiveness united them and led the nation on the path to peace and progress. Nelson Mandela was a source of inspiration for generations of young people and freedom fighters. During my visit to South Africa, I had the privilege to meet Nelson Mandela and exchanged ideas during the meeting. 

The passing away of Nelson Mandela is a great loss to the South African nation and also to India as well as to the world. His life and message of courage would continue to inspire generations to come. May his soul rest in peace.”
source - PIB





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