Oct 14, 2014

Extra coaches for Chennai-Mysore Shatabdi till Diwali

Southern Railway will augment Chennai-Mysore-Chennai Shatabdi Express (Train Nos 12007/12008) with five additional second class AC chair cars and one additional first class AC chair car temporarily, with effect from October 12 - 26 from both the ends.
Accordingly, the revised composition of Shatabdi Express will have total 15 coaches (instead of 10), consisting of two first class AC Chair Cars, 11 second class AC chair cars and two luggage-cum-brake with generator cars.
source - thehindubusinessline


         Northern Railway marked a very noteworthy period by carrying a phenomenal volume of 28.75 crore passengers from April to August 2014 during the current financial year. Envisaging a more demanding festive rush this year, the Railway had geared up its operations through multi-pronged strategies. For the convenience of rail passengers and in order to clear extra rush during this festival season, Northern Railway has planned and commenced running of 75 pairs of Special trains( total 150 trains) with a total of 2353 trips running o­n Northern Railway system in co-ordination with other Railways. This includes 24 pairs of Premium Specials, 4 pairs of Jansadharan Trains and 47 pairs of Express Special /EMU/DEMU Special trains. 

Systra, RITES to study Delhi-Amritsar high speed route

Systra and RITES have also carried out the study on the Mumbai-Ahemedabad high speed rail corridor project. (Representative image)

NEW DELHI: Railways have undertaken a study to run trains at a high speed of 300 kmph on Delhi-Chandigarh-Amritsar route to reduce travel time between the national capital and the holy city to just about two-and-half hours hours from the existing six hours. 

The pre-feasibility study of the proposed 450 km long Delhi-Chandigarh-Amritsar corridor project will be conducted by French consultant agency Systra along with railways subsidiary RITES, said a seniorRailway Ministry official. 

The study will explore the possibility of running a bullet train at a maximum speed of 300 km per hour on the proposed Delhi-Chandigarh-Amritsar route. 

"It would cost about Rs 7 crore and the contract for undertaking the study has been awarded," the official said. 

The study will identify suitable routes for high speed alignment and station locations using satellite imagery data. 

The report expected to be submitted in seven months also include environment impact, potential passengers as well as an indicative estimate of the cost to connect Delhi with Chandigarh and Amritsar on high speed rail network. 

Systra and RITES have also carried out the study on the Mumbai-Ahemedabad high speed rail corridor project. 

Apart from Delhi-Chandigarh-Amritsar and Mumbai-Ahemedabad routes, railways had identified five more corridors for running high speed train with the aim to connect commercial, tourist and pilgrimage hubs in India. 

The routes include Hyderabad-Kazipet- Dornakal-Vijayawada-Chennai, Howrah-Haldia, Chennai-Bangalore-Coimbatore-Ernakulam-Thiruvananthapuram, Delhi-Agra-Lucknow-Varanasi-Patna and Delhi-Jaipur-Jodhpur. 

The high-speed rail corridors will be built as elevated corridors. 

Railways' white-paper "Vision 2020" submitted to Parliament in 2009 envisages implementation of regional high-speed rail projects to provide environmentally friendly time-efficient journeys which can be provided by the new high speed rail systems designed for trains travelling up to 300 km per hour.

Rail Route to Visakhapatnam Opened up in 32 hours after Repairing the Track Breaches by Deploying Resources on a Massive Scale by SCR

Train Services o­n Vijayawada- Visakhapatnam Section Resumed

            The rail route to Visakhapatnam o­n Vijayawada-Rajahmundry-Visakhapatnam Section of Vijayawada Division of South Central Railway has been opened to rail traffic at 2:30 pm today i.e., 14thOctober, 2014. The Railway track o­n Down line towards Visakhapatnam has been made fit for traffic and the trains will be operated through this single line. Train No. 18520 Lokamanya Tilak Terminus to Visakhapatnam has smoothly passed through the restored line at 03:45 pm this afternoon.

Poor plan, slow work cost Metro crores

DMRC incurs about Rs 100-crore loss in 2013-14 despite rise in ridership every month

Poor planning and execution and delay in completion of projects has reportedly pushed the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) into huge losses. While there has been an increase in the ridership of the Delhi Metro, the corporation incurred a loss of about Rs 100 crore in 2013-14.

The Delhi Metro, which had taken a loan of Rs 18,324.80 crore from the Japan International Cooperation Agency till March 2014, has repaid Rs 1,925.77 crore to the agency.

Most of the DMRC projects are said to be running behind the schedule, leading to the escalation in the construction cost.

It is learnt that the work on Jehangirpuri and Badli stretch was 77 per cent complete and the line was expected to be completed by March 2015. There are indications that this stretch may not be completed on time due to certain reasons or delay in possession of private land.

Sources say that non-availability of land is likely to delay work on some stretches of the Delhi Metro. For instance, relocation of jhuggis in Punjabi Bagh and Naraina is yet to begin. Also petrol pump at G.T. Road in Seelampur is yet to vacate the land for rehabilitation of plot holders. These two land pockets are under control of an NGO. Similarly, proposal to acquire land owned by the Indian Air Force has been put on hold by the Western Air Command. The DDA has also withdrawn land in Janakpuri for the construction of multi-level parking. There is also delay in acquisition of private land under the new Land Acquisition Act. The land at Kalindi Kunj Depot is also stuck as the matter is pending in the high court.


South Western Railway (SWR) has decided to revise timings ofTrain No.17317/17318 HUBLI-LOKAMANYA TILAK TERMINUS-HUBLI WEEKLY EXPRESS (Via Miraj) with effect from 17th Nov.2014(Monday),from HUBLI endandfrom 18th Nov.2014 (Tuesday)from LOKAMANYA TILAK TERMINUS end.The revised timings of Weekly Express are as follows:--

Accordingly, Train No. 17317 HUBLI-LOKAMANYA TILAK TERMINUS WEEKLY EXPRESS will depart from HUBLI at 15-45 hrs.on Mondays, with effectfrom 17thNovember, 2014 and arrive at LOKAMANYA TILAK TERMINUS station at 07-00 hrs. on Tuesdays.

En route, the Weekly Express will arrive/depart at Dharwad at 16-08/16-10 hrs on Mondays;Alnavar at 16-43/16-45 hrs; Londa at 17-28/17-30 hrs; Belgaum at 18-33/18-35 hrs; Ghataprabha at 19-28/19-30 hrs; Kudachi at 20-08/20-10 hrs; MIRAJ at 21-10/21-20 hrs; Sangli at 21-35/21-38 hrs; Karad at 22-42/22-45 hrs; Satara at 23-42/23-45 hrs; PUNE at 02-50/02-55 hrs; and arrive/depart at Lonavala at 04-23/04-25 hrs. on Tuesdays.

In the return direction, TRAIN NO. 17318 LOKAMANYA TILAK TERMINUS-HUBLI WEEKLY EXPRESS will departfrom LOKAMANYA TILAK TERMINUS at 09-05 hrs. on Tuesdayswith effect from 18th November, 2014 and arrive at HUBLI station at 03-00 hrs. on Wednesdays.

En route, the Weekly Express will arrive/depart at Lonavala at 11-18/11-20 hrs; PUNE at 12-50/13-00 hrs; Satara at 16-40/16-43 hrs; Karad at 18-00/18-15 hrs; Sangli at 19-20/19-23 hrs; MIRAJ at 19-45/20-10 hrs; Kudachi at 20-53/20-55 hrs; Ghataprabha at 21-53/21-55 hrs; Belgaum at 22-55/23-00 hrs; Londa at 00-08/00-10 hrs; Alnavar at 01-08/01-10 hrs; and arrive/depart at Dharwad at 01-53/01-55 hrs. on Wednesdays.
(Office of the General Manager, Public Relations Branch, SWR, Club Road, Hubli-580 023)

(Sainath AVRK)
Chief Public Relations Officer

52 लाख नकद लेकर भारत भ्रमण पर निकला था भिखारी

52 लाख नकद लेकर भारत भ्रमण पर निकला था भिखारी
अहमदाबाद। कोल्हापुर (महाराष्ट्र) के रेलवे स्टेशन पर भीख मांगने वाले एक भिखारी को 52.47 रुपयों से भरे बैग के साथ गिरफ्तार किया गया है। पुलिस पूछताछ में भिखारी ने बताया कि वह भारत भ्रमण पर निकला था। रुपयों से भरा यह बैग उसे कोल्हापुर में एक ट्रेन की सफाई के दौरान मिला था। 
संजय नाम के इस भिखारी ने बताया कि लाखों रुपए पाकर मैं पल भर में ही लाखपति बन गया था। इसीलिए मैंने भारत भ्रमण का प्लान बनाया और सबसे पहले मुंबई से अहमदाबाद आया। 
रेलवे पुलिस को बैग देखकर हुआ था शक:
संजय रुपयों से भरा बैग लेकर बड़ी सावधानी से नारोल इलाके से गुजर रहा था। इसी बीच वटवा पुलिस थाने के पुलिसकर्मियों को संजय पर शक हो गया। शक के आधार पूछताछ की और तलाशी लेने पर भंडाफोड़ हो गया। बैग में 1000 ओर 500 के नोट के बंडल थे। 
नशेबाज है संजय:
संजय ने पुलिस को बताया कि उसका नाम संजय माथुर है। और वह कोल्हापुर रेलवे स्टेशन पर ट्रेनों की सफाई कर भीखमांगता है। इसके अलावा उसे नशा करने की आदत है। इसलिए वह स्टेशन पर ही रहता है। गत शनिवार को उसे एक ट्रेन में सफाई करते वक्त सीट के नीचे एक बैग मिला था। बैग में कपड़ों के नीचे कागज में लिपटे हुए नोटों के बंडल थे। इतने सारे रुपए देखकर मुझे लगा कि मेरी लॉटरी लग गइ है। इसलिए मैंने भारत भ्रमण का विचार किया। मैंने सबसे सबसे पहले वैष्णो देवी जाने का विचार किया, लेकिन इतने सारे रुपए लेकर इतनी दूर जाना खतरनाक था। इसलिए मैं मुंबई से वॉल्वो बस में बैठकर अहमदाबाद आ गया।
SOURCE - bhaskar

Register and Book a ticket on IRCTC website and get a chance to win laptop and mobile phones

    IRCTC introduces a lucky draw for the New users who register and book at least one ticket during the week from Monday to Sunday. Every week on Monday, Four lucky users will be selected through a random process by computerized draw.

    Terms and Conditions

    • The lucky draw contest will start from the week starting on 22nd September 2014 and will be held every week.

    • Those new users who register and book at least one ticket during the week will be eligible for the lucky draw on the following Monday.

    • If Monday happens to be a holiday, draw will be held on next working day.

    • Users should provide correct information while filling the registration form. Incorrect information may lead to disqualification.

    • A total of Four prizes will be given every week.

        ✓  First lucky winner will get a laptop.
        ✓  2nd and 3rd winner will get a Smart Phone each.
        ✓  4th winner will get New Delhi-Mata Rani package for one person (NDR01)-(All inclusive with confirm return ticket in AC-3 Tier).

    • The lucky draw winners will be selected through a computerized random process.

    • List of lucky winners will be displayed on IRCTC website by Monday evening every week after verification of information provided in registration form.

    • Winners will also be informed by IRCTC on their registered email ID and mobile number.

    • Winners will receive the prizes on their registered address only.

    • IRCTC reserves the right to disqualify any members/entries without assigning any reason to it.

    • The lucky draw scheme would be for limited period only.

    New users, who register and book at least one ticket during the week automatically qualify for the draw. No separate action is required on the part of users.


Indian railways launches official Android app for e-ticketing

New Delhi: With an eye on the growing usage of mobile applications, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has launched its official Android app 'IRCTC Connect' that would allows passengers to book railway tickets.

The app can be used for various other services like checking reservation status, train schedules, train routes, ticket availability, ticket cancellation, booking history and recent history among others.

The App is available for free download on Google Play India. The 12MB IRCTC Connect is compatible on phones running Android 4.1 and above.

The IRCTC service website says, "The wait is over!! You deserved, we developed."

"Enjoy the never before experience just by swipe and shuffle, select and book", it has added. 

It may be recalled that in the month of August IRCTC had launched a new application to book tickets for BlackBerry smartphone users.

There are about 31 crore reserve tickets being booked in a year out of which 55 percent tickets are sold through windows. While 37 percent tickets are booked online, eight percent are being booked by ticketing agents. 

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