Feb 2, 2015

Railway won’t reduce rail fares despite diesel price cut – Suresh Prabhu

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today said that although diesel prices have come down, reduction in passenger fares is unlikely to happen.
“Railway recovers only 50 per cent of the passenger cost it bears. There is already a huge element of subsidy provided to passengers in the fares…Railway services will have to be modernised to meet people’s expectations and the network needs to be expanded. There is a huge demand-supply gap and finance is major constraint…the point is how to raise resources,” Prabhu said.

Ahmedabad-Chennai Central Bi-Weekly Express to be Introduced

As announced in the Railway Budget 2014, Train No. 19420 / 19419 Ahmedabad - Chennai Central - Ahmedabad Bi-Weekly Express via., Wadi, Guntakal & Renigunta will be introduced o­n 31st January, 2015 Ex. Ahmedabad. Inaugural service of this train will run as a special train.
Inaugural Special Service:-
  Train No. 09420 Ahmedabad – Chennai Central inaugural special train will depart Ahmedabad at 10:07 am o­n 31st January, 2015 (Saturday) and arrive Chennai Central at 05:05 pm o­n the next day.

INTRODUTION OF TWO NEW TRAINS ON WR AHMEDABAD- CHENNAI BI-WEEKLY EXPRESS & AHMEDABAD-DARBHANGA JANSADHARAN EXPRESS.

Two new trains from Ahmedabad to Chennai & Darbhanga are being introduced w.e.f 31st January, 2015, by Ministry of Railways.
Shri Suresh Prabhu Hon’ble Minister of Railways will flagged off the  Inaugural runs  of Ahmedabad- Chennai Bi-weekly express and Ahmedabad- Darbhanga Jansadharan express in a function  o­n Saturday, 31st January, 2015 at  Ahmedabad Railway station. The inaugural run of the train Ahmedabad- Chennai Bi-weekly express will be run as Train No.09420 Ahmedabad- Chennai express ex Ahmedabad at 10.07 hrs which will reach Chennai at 17.05 hrs the next day. The regular run of Train No.19420 will commence from 04th February, 2015.

4 MORE SPECIAL TRAINS FOR ANGANEWADI MELA

Railways have decided to run 4 more special trains between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai and Sawantwadi to clear the extra rush of passengers during Anganewadi Mela. The details are as under:

00115/00116 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai - Sawantwadi specials (4)

Train No. 00115 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai - Sawantwadi Special will leave CST Mumbai at 14.20 hrs o­n 6.2.2015 & 8.2.2015 and will arrive Sawantwadi at 00.30 hrs next day.

Train No. 00116 Sawantwadi - Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai Special will leave Sawantwadi at 04.30 hrs o­n 6.2.2015 & 8.2.2015 and will arrive Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 13.20 hrs same day.
 
Halts : Dadar, Thane, Panvel, Roha, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Kankavli, Sindhudurg and Kudal. 

Composition: 9 Second class seating, 2 General Second Class and 2 General Second Class cum guard's brake vans.

Reservation: Bookings for Train No. 00115 will open from 1.2.2015
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Date: January 30, 2015


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(Narendra A Patil)
Chief Public Relations Officer

PERMANENT AUGMENTATION OF 6 CR TRAINS BY AC-3 TIER/SLEEPER CLASS COACH

Central Railway will augment following express trains by o­ne additional AC-3 tier / Sleeper coach o­n permanent basis with effect from the date mentioned, for the benefit of passengers. The details are as under-

22113 / 22114 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Kochuveli Express - o­ne AC-3 tier coach with effect from 3.2.2015 Ex Lokmanya Tilak terminus.

11069 / 11070 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Allahabad Express - o­ne AC-3 tier coach with effect from 1.2.2015 Ex LokmanyaTilak terminus.

12145 / 12146 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Puri Express - o­ne AC-3 tier coach with effect from 1.2.2015 Ex Lokmanya Tilak Terminus.

12149 / 12150 Pune – Patna Express - o­ne Sleeper coach with effect from 1.2.2015 Ex Pune.

11037 / 11038 Pune – Gorakhpur Express - o­ne Sleeper coach with effect from 5.2.2015 Ex Pune.

22131 / 22132 Pune – Manduadih Express - o­ne Sleeper coach with effect from 2.2.2015 Ex Pune.

Wait listed Passengers of above trains are requested to please note the augmentation and check their reservation status before commencement of journey.
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Date: January 31, 2015
This news comes to you from Public Relations Department, Central Railway, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai. 

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(Narendra A Patil)
Chief Public Relations Officer

Two Day National Technical Seminar on Railway Track Issues Concludes Need to Benchmark the Best Engineering Pracatices of India and Abroad: Suresh Prabhu

Institution of Permanent Way Engineers /IPWE (India) have organised a two days National Technical Seminar at New Delhi on 29th& 30th January 2015. 

The Seminar has been organised to deliberate on issues of Maintenance and Rail & Weld Management, Increase of Speed on existing Indian Railway Routes, Metro System Design, Standards and Construction. 

Suresh Prabhu Flags off Trains Remotely Through Telepresence Service of Railtel, A Railway’s PSU

It was an inauguration with a twist when Hon’ble Minister for Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, flagged off four Express trains from Bengaluru yesterday remotely through Telepresence Service of RailTel, a PSU of Railways. All the four flag offs were done remotely from concourse area of Bangalore City Railway station itself. Hon’ble Minister flagged off the trains starting from Kamakya (Guwahati) in North East Frontier Railway, Patna in East Central Railway, Tata Nagar in South Eastern Railway and Bangalore in South Western Railway over the Tele presence (TP) service provided by RailTel, the ICT arm of Indian Railways. 

“Indian Railways – On A Fast Track To The Future” is the Theme of Indian Railways Republic Day Tableau this Year

For this year’s Republic Day Parade, the Indian Railways presents a special tableau with the theme “Indian Railways – On a Fast Track to the Future”. The tableau showcases a high speed train- design of which is based on existing high speed trains of the world. Being the most economical means of transport, Indian Railways caters to the need of common man. 

Railway Protection Force, an Armed Force Protecting Indian Railways, Participating in the Republic Day Parade

The Contingent of Railway Protection Force (RPF), an Armed Force of the Union of India is participating in the Republic Day Parade-2015 representing about 75000 Officers & men of the Force deployed throughout the length and breadth of the Indian Railways. The Marching contingent of RPF is being commanded by Shri Vinit Kharab, Assistant Commandant and also consists of 03 Sub-ordinate Officers and 144 other ranks led by RPF Band. The RPF Band is being led by Mr. Mushtaq Ahmed, Inspector and consists of 04 Sub-ordinate Officers and 72 other ranks playing marching tune “Bharat ke Jawan”. 

Three RPF Personnel Awarded President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service

16 RPF Personnel Awarded Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Services

On the occasion of Republic Day-2015, the Hon’ble President of India has awarded President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Services and Police Medal for Meritorious Services to the following Railway Protection Force (RPF)/Railway Protection Special (RPSF) officers and staff.

            President’s Police Medal for Distinguished service to:

1.                  Shri N. K. Saxena, CSC/RPF/NCR
2.                  Shri Lekhraj Sandhyana, IPF/RPSF
3.                  Shri Bachhe Singh, SIPF/NR/MB

Indian Police Medal for Meritorious service to:

1.                  Shri Aditya Awasthi, IPF/IRCTC
2.                  Shri Sunil Kumar Gupta, IPF/NCR
3.                  Shri D. S. Chauhan, IPF/NER
4.                  Shri Satya Prakash Sharma, SIPF/RPSF/MLY
5.                  Shri Shaikh Sabbir Ahmad, SIPF/CR
6.                  Shri Tapas Kumar Chatterjee, SIPF/RPSF
7.                  Shri Prem Chand Sharma, SIPF/SECR
8.                  Shri M. Jayaraman, ASI/SR
9.                  Shri Rajpal Meena, ASI/RB
10.              Shri Kamlesh Kumar Gautam, ASI/WCR
11.              Shri Mohammad Ahmad, HC/NCR
12.              Shri Hari Shankar Jha, HC/JR RPF Academy
13.              Shri Sandeep Kumar Saha, HC/ER
14.              Shri Makbul Hossain, HC/ER
15.              Shri Pradeep Mukhopadhyay, CT/ER
16.              Shri M. Srinivasa Rao, TLR/RPSF

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