Apr 13, 2014


South Eastern Railway has planned to run 21 pairs of fully air conditionedweekly superfast “PREMIUM” special trains towards Chennai and Yesvantpur (Bangalore) o­n different nominated days during the period from 21st April to 2nd July, 2014 to meet the huge rush of passengers during ensuing summer.

The “PREMIUM” trains will have the following special features:

ØFully Air-conditioned

ØShorter “Advanced Reservation Period” (10-15 days)

ØOnly e-tickets permitted

ØDynamic Fare to be charged

ØNo concession or passes applicable

ØNo modification or duplicate ticket allowed

ØPantry Car available

ØCatering services similar to Rajdhani & Duronto trains

ØCatering charges included in the fare

ØNo Waiting List

ØVacant berths to be offered for current booking.


The “Premium”special(02841)leaving Howrah at 13:15 hours every Friday will reach Chennai at 14:25 hours, the next day (i.e. o­nly 25 hours. 10 minutes journey time). In the return direction, the “Premium”special (02842) leaving Chennai at 17:00 hours every Saturday will arrive Howrah at18:30 hours, the next day.

This special train will run during the period from 25/4/2014 to 28/6/2014. The“Premium”special consisting of 14 coaches (AC 2 Tier-3, AC 3 Tier-8, Luggage-cum-Power Car-2 and Pantry Car-1) will have stoppages at Kharagpur, Bhubaneswar, Duvvada and Vijayawada between Howrah & Chennai.


The “Premium”special (02863) leaving Howrah every Monday at 11:00 hours will reach Yesvantpur at 16:00 hours, the next day (i.e. 29 hours journey time). In the return direction, the “Premium” special (02864) leaving Yesvantpur every Wednesday at 11:15 hours will arrive Howrah at 16:00 hours, the next day.This special train will run during the period from 21/4/2014 to 02/7/2014. The “Premium” special consisting of 14 coaches (AC 2 Tier-3, AC 3 Tier-8, Luggage-cum-Power Car-2 and Pantry Car-1) will have stoppages at Bhubaneswar, Duvvada, Vijayawada, Renigunta and Katpadi between Howrah and Yesvantpur.


This apart, South Eastern Railway has started running 57 pairs of Summer Special Trains between Santragachi-New Jalpaiguri (12 pairs), Santragachi-Ernakulam (11 pairs), Santragachi-Puri (13 pairs), Shalimar-Gondia (09 pairs) and Ranchi-Patna (12 pairs) during the period from 05/4/2014 to 01/7/2014. With this 57 pairs of Summer Special Trains, a total of 78 pairs of Special Trains including “Premium Specials” will be run by South Eastern Railway.
Source - SE RLY

Well Baby Show held at Central Railway Hospital, Lallaguda

South Central Railway Womens Welfare Organisation (SCRWWO) organised a ‘Well Baby Show’ at Central Railway Hospital, Lallaguda, Secunderabad today i.e., 12th April 2014. Smt. B. Jayanthi Mallya, Secretary, Smt. Renu Gupta, Joint Treasurer, Smt. Arunima Gupta and Smt. Vidya Sahu, Executive Committee Members, SCRWWO were present.

SCR to run ‘Premium’ Special Trains between Secunderabad and New Delh


South Central Railway will run ‘Premium’ Special trains between Secunderabad and New Delhi in order to clear extra rush of passengers during the summer season. These Premium special trains are the second such service o­n SCR, the first being the Premium special trains between Secunderabad and Visakhapatnam announced earlier.

Accordingly, Premium Special from Secunderabad to New Delhi (Train No. 02723) will depart Secunderabad o­n 25thApril 2014 at 10:10 hrs and arrive New Delhi at 13:10 hrs o­n the next day.

In the return direction, the Premium Special from New Delhi to Secunderabad (Train No. 02724) will depart New Delhi o­n 26th April 2014 at 19:05 hrs and arrive Secunderabad at 22:05 hrs o­n the next day.

These trains will have o­nly five stoppages Enroute in both the directions – Ramagundam, Nagpur, Bhopal, Jhansi and Agra. The train consists of 15 coaches viz., o­ne AC II Tier, three AC III Tier, eight Sleeper Class, two Luggage cum Brake Van and o­ne Pantry Car.

The fare structure for this Premium Special Train is variable and follows a dynamic pricing model. The fare will also include catering charges. Reservations, available o­nly through IRCTC’s portal o­n internet will commence from 08:00 hrs of 13th April 2014 (Sunday).

‘Premium’ special train is a reserved service aimed to meet the heavy demand for Rail travel during busy season o­n popular routes. It is primarily targeted at that segment of passengers, who are willing to pay premium fare for confirmed berths at the time of booking itself availing enhanced standards of service.

The Unique features of ‘Premium’ train service are:

1) No waitlisted tickets shall be issued. There will be no refund except when the train is fully cancelled o­n railway account due to unforeseen circumstances. Adult fare shall be charged for all passengers irrespective of their age. No concession shall be applicable to this train. Ticket modifications/issue of duplicate ticket etc. is not permitted.

2) The booking of tickets can be done o­nly through IRCTC’s portal o­n internet. Tickets will not be issued manually at reservation counters. However, vacant berths available after charting will be offered at current day booking counters at the train originating stations.

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

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Bombay high court transfers railway accident probe to Thane rural police

The Bombay high court on Thursday transferred the investigation of the accidental death case of Vasai resident Vijay Jatashankar Varma, who was allegedly killed in a railway accident near Mira Road in November 2012, from the railway police to the Superintendent of Police (Thane Rural).

A division bench of justices NH Patil and Anuja Prabhudessai, while transferring the probe, said, "There are many possibilities raised by the father of the deceased which need to be looked into in detail and thus we find it fit to transfer the investigation."

The petition filed by Jatashankar Varma through his advocates Rakesh Kumar and Manoj Kumar Singh states that Varma had asked the deceased, Vijay, to get some work done on November 23, 2012. Accordingly, Vijay left the house at 9.30am to reach Malad, but did not return home till evening. When Varma called the deceased on his mobile phone, it was answered by one Akbar Ali Khan, a resident of the same locality.

In the evening, Khan had twice visited the house of the deceased and inquired about whether he had returned home. He had also informed Vijay's mother that they had been travelling in the same train from Mira Road to Borivali but when he reached Borivali, he could not find Vijay.

Varma then started searching for his son, but with no results. On November 24, 2012 Khan and his friend Imran informed Vijay's mother that his body was at the Mira road railway police station. The police then informed him that Vijay had hit a pole, fallen of the train and died.

Varma's counsel argued in court that "as per the police case, Vijay was travelling from Mira Road to Borivali. The pole was on his left side and if he would have hit it, his left portion would have been injured. However, post mortem shows his right thigh was hurt. Further, the impact was so high that his ribs and thighs were broken but the cell phone in his right pocket remained intact. The mobile records also show that at the time of the incident Vijay was not in the train but somewhere in Mira Road." The court was also informed about a girl approaching the wife of the petitioner and stating that she was aware of the circumstances in which Vijay was found dead.

It was argued that the police have failed to carry out a fair probe in the case and circumstances show that could be a case of alleged murder. The court accepted Varma's contentions and transferred the probe.
Source-Rail News


Shri Narendra Patil has taken over as Chief Public Relations Officer, Central Railway from today. He is a 1995 Batch Indian Railway Traffic Officer (IRTS). He succeeds Shri Atul Rane, who is joining as Senior Divisional Operations Manager, Nagpur Division, Central Railway.

Shri Narendra Patil is a Civil Engineer from Pune University. In his distinguished career as an IRTS officer, he has held many important posts o­n Northeast Frontier Railway and Central Railway such as Area Manager, Guwahati, Divisional Safety Officer, Divisional Commercial Manager, Senior Divisional Safety Officer, Northeast Frontier Railway, Principal Zonal Railway Training Institute, Bhusaval, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager, Solapur, Senior Divisional Operations Manager, Solapur, Central Railway

Prior to taking over as Chief Public Relations Officer, he was working as Senior Divisional Commercial Manager, Mumbai Division, Central Railway. He is recipient of awards of General Manager for outstanding service and various efficiency shields for the Division. He is also recommended for this year’s award at the Ministry of Railways level.

Source -This news comes to you from the Public Relations Department, Central Railway, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai.(V. Chandrasekar) PRO-HQ





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