Oct 8, 2014

SCR Records Impressive Growth in Freight (Goods) Operations During the First Half of Current Financial Year ; Surpasses Railway Board’s Targets in Freight Loading and Earnings


SOUTH CENTRAL RAILWAY 
PRESS RELEASE
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE, SECUNDERABAD - 500 071
No.395/2014-1508-10-2014
Secunderabad
SCR Records Impressive Growth in Freight (Goods) Operations During the First Half of Current Financial Year ; Surpasses Railway Board’s Targets in Freight Loading and Earnings


            South Central Railway has recorded an outstanding performance in freight (goods) operations during the current financial year 2014-15 so far. The Zone has registered an impressive growth in its freight activity in the first six months period from April to September, 2014, o­n the strength of increased loading of freight traffic, optimal utilization of Rolling Stock  (wagons / locos) and streamlined operational management practices for improved running of goods trains etc. It resulted in a remarkable surge in SCR’s revenue earnings and traffic volume this fiscal so far.
The incremental growth in physical freight loading i.e. the additional tonnage of goods loaded in wagons this year vis-à-vis the same period of last year o­n SCR, stands out as o­ne of the top performances amongst all the Zones o­n Indian Railways. During the month of Sept.2014 SCR recorded the highest incremental loading in terms of rakes in BOX N (open) wagons loading o­n Indian Railways. Loading in this stream improved by 11 rakes to 43 rakes o­n an average per day compared to 32 rakes last year during the same period.
The highlights of SCR’s freight operations performance are detailed below:

1.Originating Freight Revenue Earnings:
The originating revenue earnings from freight traffic during the period from April till September, 2014 grew significantly by 16% to a record high of Rs 3966 Crs. It signifies an incremental raise of Rs 536 Crs over the previous financial year’s earnings of Rs 3430 Crs for the same period.

2.Originating Freight Loading:
The cumulative originating freight loading of the Zone from April till September. 2014 has risen by 7%, duly surpassing the Railway Board’s target too. The Zone has achieved                    55.7 Million Tonnes (MT) of originating freight loading during this period as against the loading target of 54.8 MT set by Railway Board. It is also higher by 3.6 MT over the previous year’s loading of 52.1 MT, registered during the same period.

3.Major Commodities Loaded o­n SCR:

a)Coal : Coal, which accounts for the largest chunk of freight loading o­n SCR registered a cumulative loading of29.9 MT from April till September, 2014, an increase of 2.2 MT over the previous year’s loading of 27.7 MT, with a growth rate of 8%.

b)Cement : SCR loaded 14.8 MT of Cement from April till September, 2014, showing an increase of 1.1 MT over the loading of 13.7 MT done during the corresponding period of the previous fiscal, registering a growth of 8%.

c)Food grains with 3 MTs of loading and fertilizers with 2.1 MTs of loading constitute other major commodities loaded o­n the Zone during April to Sept.2014.
4.Performance Growth Factors:
Some of the major factors which contributed to the record performance in freight sector o­n SCR include -
a)Loading at Krishnapatnam Port:- The freight loading at Krishnapatnam Port recorded a robust growth of 35% during 1st half of the current fiscal from April to September 2014, registering 9.6 MT loading as compared to 7.1 MT for the same period in the last financial year. Coal, imported Iron Ore and Fertilizers are the commodities mainly dealt through rail at this Port. Krishnapatnam Port has recorded  highest single day loading of 22 rakes o­n 26/09/2014 surpassing previous best of 21 rakes in August, 2014.

b)Coal Loading from Singareni Collieries:- Loading of coal from Singareni Collieries stood at 16.2 MT for the period April- September, 2014, an increase of  18% over the previous financial year’s performance  of 13.7 MT during the same period.

c)New Commodity of Freight:- Intensive marketing efforts of SCR led to the generation of a new stream of freight traffic i.e. imported Iron Ore from Krishnapatnam Port to M/s JSWT (Jindal Steel). During the months from July to September, 2014, 415 rakes (92 in July, 160 in August and 163 rakes in Sep’14) of imported Iron Ore were loaded carrying around 1.64 MT, which generate revenue earnings of Rs 148 Cr.

d)Optimal Utilization of Rolling Stock & Innovative Operational Management:-

i.The BOX N (open wagon with air brake) rake loading during April-September, 2014 has been 41.2 rakes o­n an average per day as compared to 38.6 rakes per day during the same period of last year, a 7 % growth.

ii.The combined interchange of trains, which denotes the level of the number of goods trains run across SCR’s system, during the period from April to September, 2014 has been 219 trains per day as compared to 203 trains per day during the same period last year, an 8% growth.

iii.The running of goods trains has been closely monitored at various levels which led to reduced detention to the wagons and increased mobility. The wagon turn round is maintained at 2.7 days. 

SOURCE    
(K.Sambasiva Rao)
Chief Public Relations Officer

Cancellation & Partial Cancellations of Trains due to Line Block on Guntur-Tenali Section

   
SOUTH CENTRAL RAILWAY 
PRESS RELEASE
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE, SECUNDERABAD - 500 071
No.396/2014-1508-10-2014
Secunderabad
Cancellation & Partial Cancellations of Trains due to Line Block on Guntur-Tenali Section


SCR  will impose line block between Guntur-Tenali section for carrying out track renewal works o­n  Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in a week  for a period of o­ne month from 11th October, 2014 to 11thNovember, 2014.
As a result of the line block, the following trains will be fully cancelled / partially cancelled  o­n Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 11th October to 11thNovember, 2014.
1)Trains Fully Cancelled
a)Train No.77282 Tenali-Guntur Passenger is fully cancelled.
b)Train No.67255 Guntur-Tenali Passenger is fully cancelled.
2)Trains Partially Cancelled
a)Tr.No. 77223 Repalle-Guntur Passenger is partially cancelled between Tenali and Guntur
b)Tr. No.77224 Guntur-Repalle Passenger is partially cancelled between Guntur   and Tenali.

SOURCE    
(K.Sambasiva Rao)
Chief Public Relations Officer

SCR to run Thirty Two Special Trains between Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam Bi-Weekly & One Special Train From Kacheguda to Vijayawada

In order to clear extra rush of passengers, during festive season, South Central Railway will run Thirty Two Special Trains between Secunderabad and Visakhapatnam Bi-Weekly via Rajahmundry and One Special Train from Kacheguda to Vijayawada via Nalgonda, Guntur as per the following schedule:-
I)Secunderabad – Visakhapatnam - Secunderabad Bi-Weekly Special Train via Rajahmundry:-(32 Services):

Train No. 08506 Secunderabad - Visakhapatnam Bi-Weekly Special Trainwill depart Secunderabad at 07:45 pm o­n 9th, 12th, 16th, 19th, 23rd, 26th & 30th October and 2nd, 6th, 9th, 13th, 16th, 20th, 23rd, 27th & 30thNovember, 2014 (Thursdays & Sundays) and arrive Visakhapatnam at 08:45 am o­n the next day.
In the opposite direction, Train No.08505 Visakhapatnam - Secunderabad Bi-Weekly Special Train will depart Visakhapatnam at 09:45 pm o­n 8th, 11th, 15th, 18th, 22nd, 25th& 29th October and 1st 5th, 8th, 12th, 15th, 19th, 22nd, 26th& 29th November, 2014 (Wednesdays & Saturdays) and arrive Secunderabad at 11:30 am o­n the next day.
Enroute, these special trains will also stop at Moula-Ali, Nalgonda, Miryalguda, Guntur, Vijayawada, Eluru, Tadepalligudam, Rajahmundry, Samalkot and Duvvada stations in both the directions.
These trains will have 15 coaches viz., o­ne AC II Tier, o­ne AC III Tier, five Sleeper Class, six General Second Class and two Luggage cum Brake van coaches.
II)     Kacheguda - Vijayawada Special Train via Nalgonda, Guntur:- (01 Service):
Train No. 07225 Kacheguda – Vijayawada special train will depart Kacheguda at 11:30 pm o­n 8th October, 2014 (Wednesday) and arrive Vijayawada at 05.35 am o­n the next day.
Enroute this train will stop at Sitaphalmandi, Malkajgiri, Nalgonda, Miryalguda, Piduguralla and Guntur stations. This special train will have 14 coaches viz., ten Sleeper Class Coaches, Two General Second Class and Two Luggage cum Brake van Coaches.

SOURCE      
(K.Sambasiva Rao)
Chief Public Relations Officer

Two Premium Superfast Special Trains between Trivandrum – Kamakhya (Guwahati) via Vijayawada

In order to clear extra rush of passengers, two premium superfast special trains are being run between Trivandrum-Kamakhya (Guwahati) via Vijayawada as per the following schedule:-
     Train No. 00642 Trivandrum – Kamakhya (Guwahati) Premium Superfast Special Train will depart Trivandrum o­n 18th October, 2014 at 12:30 am and arrive/depart Vijayawada at 09:35/09:50 am o­n 19th October, 2014 and arrive Kamakhya at 10:30 pm o­n 20th October, 2014.
        In the return direction, Train No. 00641Kamakhya (Guwahati) – Trivandrum Premium Superfast Special Train will depart Kamakhya o­n 21st October, 2014 at 10:30 pm and arrive/depart Vijayawada at 07:45/08:00 am o­n 23rd October, 2014 and arrive Trivandrum at 05:00 am o­n 24thOctober, 2014.
       Enroute, these trains will stop at Ernakulam Town, Palakkad, Erode, Perambur, Vijayawada, Bhubaneswar, Howrah, Malda Town, New Jalpaiguri and New Bongaigaon stations in both the directions. These trains will have 21 Coaches viz., o­ne AC II Tier, three AC III Tier, fourteen Sleeper Class, o­ne Pantry Car coach and two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake Van coaches. 
The Unique features of ‘Premium’ train service are:
      1)‘Premium special train´ is a fully 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. 
2)The fare structure for this Premium Special Train is variable and follows a dynamic pricing model. The fare will also include catering charges. 
3)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. 
4)Only confirmed tickets will be issued for Premium Trains. Waitlisted tickets will not 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.

SOURCE
(K.Sambasiva Rao)
Chief Public Relations Officer

Advance Reservations for Secunderabad – Santragachi (Kolkata) Premium Superfast Express Train to open Tomorrow


SOUTH CENTRAL RAILWAY 
PRESS RELEASE
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE, SECUNDERABAD - 500 071
No.394/2014-1507-10-2014
Secunderabad
Advance Reservations for Secunderabad – Santragachi (Kolkata) Premium Superfast Express Train to open Tomorrow

As already announced, South central Railway will run a Premium Superfast Express train from Secunderabad to Santragachi (Kolkata) departing Secunderabad o­n 20th October, 2014, in order to clear extra rush of passengers to the following timings:-
Train No. 02774 Secunderabad – Santragachi (Kolkata) Premium Superfast Express train will depart Secunderabad o­n 20th October, 2014 at 07:30 am and arrive Santragachi at 09:45 am o­n the next day.
Enroute, the train will stop at Vijayawada, Rajahmundry, Visakhapatnam, Bhubaneswar and Kharagpur. It will comprise of 16 Coaches viz., o­ne AC II Tier, two AC III Tier, ten Sleeper Class, o­ne Pantry Car coach and two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake Van coaches.
Advance reservation for Train No. 02774  Secunderabad - Santragachi (Kolkata) Premium Superfast Express train departing Secunderabad o­n 20th October 2014 will commence at 8:00 am tomorrow i.e. 8th October, 2014. Reservation can be done o­nline through IRCTC Portal o­n internet.

SOURCE  
(K.Sambasiva Rao)
Chief Public Relations Officer

Premium Superfast Special Train between Ernakulam and Jaipur (via Vadodara)

To facilitate passengers during the festive season, Railway will run Premium Special Train No. 00631/00632 between Ernakulam and Jaipur via Vadodara.
Train No. 00631 Ernakulam-Jaipur Premium Superfast Special Train will depart Ernakulam Jn  at 22.30  hrs o­n 13th Oct (Monday) and reach Jaipur at 15.50 hrs  o­n 15th Oct, 2014 (Wednesday). This train will reach Vadodara station o­n 15th Oct (Tuesday) at 03.33 hrs.
Similarly, Train No. 00632 Jaipur-Ernakulam Premium Superfast Special Train will depart Jaipur at 15.00 hrs o­n 16th Oct (Thursday) and reach Ernakulam Jn at 14.10 hrs o­n 18th October, 2014 (Saturday).  This train will reach Vadodara station  o­n 16th Oct at 05.20 hrs.
         The train will halt at Kozhikode, Mangalore Jn., Madgaon, Vadodara and Kota stations in both directions.
            The train will have AC II Tier, AC III Tier, Second Sleeper class and Pantry car.
·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 or due to severe disturbances affecting operations. Adult fare shall be charged for all passengers irrespective of their age. No concession shall be applicable to this train.
·The booking of these trains will be available o­nly through Internet that is IRCTC’s portal and not through the counters at reservation centers. The passengers are required to carry the prescribed original photo identity card which is used at the time of booking. The fares applicable for each day/transaction shall be indicated at the time of booking o­n the IRCTC’s e-ticketing website.
·The advance reservation period will be shorter, that is a maximum of 15 days. The fare is also likely to increase depending o­n the demand intensity.
·Only e-tickets will be permitted for booking.
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SOURCE  
(Sharat Chandrayan)
Chief Public Relations Officer

Trains Update2 - Goods Train Derailment between Chiplun & Kamathe section on Konkan Railway

Trains Update2 - Goods Train Derailment between Chiplun & Kamathe section o­n Konkan Railway

Due to derailment of Good Trains between Chiplun and Kamathe Section o­n Konkan Railway at 7.45 am o­n 07.10.2014, the 

following trains are diverted and rescheduled.


TRAINS DIVERTED o­n 07.10.2014 VIA PANVEL-KARJAT-PUNE-MIRAJ-LONDA
1. 12619 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Mangalore Matsyagandha Express is rescheduled at 18.30 hrs. 
3. 12223 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Ernakulam Duronto Express will leave LTT at 20.50 hrs (as per schedule).

Passengers are requested to check the status of the trains o­n this route o­n 
telephone no.139 
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Date : 07.10.2014 at 18.25 hrs.
This news comes to you from the Public Relations Department, Central Railway, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai

SOURCE  
(Narendra A Patil)
Chief Public Relations Office

Goods Train Derailment between Chiplun & Kamathe section on Konkan Railway

Due to derailment of Good Trains between Chiplun and Kamathe Section o­n Konkan Railway at 7.45 am o­n 07.10.2014, the following trains have been cancelled/short terminated/diverted and passengers are being transhipped.

TRAINS CANCELLED o­n 07.10.2014
1 10104 Madgaon - Mumbai Mandvi Express.
2 12052 Madgaon - Dadar Janashatabdi Express.
3. 50106 Sawantwadi - Diva Passenger. 
4. 50104 Ratnagiri - Dadar Passenger. 
5. 50103 Dadar - Ratnagiri Passenger. 

Temporary Closure of National Rail Museum


National Rail Museum, Chankyapuri, New Delhi, is carrying out major restoration and renovation work of the life size exhibits with the help of Railway workshops/units. Additional facilities & activities are being provided in the Museum. 
To facilitate smooth work progress, the Museum has been kept closed for public till 12th November 2014.

SOURCE - PIB




 

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