Feb 3, 2017

Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, briefs Media on Budgetary Allocation for South Central Railway


Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, South Central Railway held a Press Conference at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad today i.e. 3rd February, 2017 to brief the media o­n the budgetary allocations for South Central Railway towards infrastructure development, new lines, doubling works and passenger amenities etc. Shri A.K.Gupta, Additional General Manager and other Principal Heads of Departments of SCR were present o­n the occasion. Earlier, Shri M.Umashankar Kumar, Chief Public Relations Officer, SCR welcomed the Media and made a introductory presentation o­n the details of budgetary allocations to SCR.

Kazipet-Manuguru Passenger Timings Revised between Dornakal and Manuguru with effect from 4th February, 2017

Timings of Train No. 57658 Kazipet-Manuguru are revised between Dornakal and Manuguru with effect from 4thFebruary, 2017. Revised timings facilitates the passengers the benefit of connecting to Train No. 77291 Bhadrachalam Road-Vijayawada Passenger.


For the convenience of passengers, the platform numbers of Andheri station will be changed w.e.f midnight of 5th Feb 2017. The new platform nos. from West to East will be as under :-
Existing PF No from West to East
New PF No  w.e.f midnight of  05/02/2017


Railways will run 4 unreserved special trains between Bidar and Pandharpur to clear the extra rush of passengers due to Magha Ekadashi celebrations at Pandharpur.
The details are as under - 


Railway has decided to extend further the run of special trains between PUNE - JABALPUR to clear the extra rush of passengers. The details are as under:-
01655/01656 Pune – Jabalpur – Pune specials (26)
01655 Special will leave Pune at 10.45 hrs o­n every Tuesday from 04.04.2017 to 27.06.2017 (13 trips) and arrive Jabalpur at 06.15 hrs next day.



Central Railway has decided to run 6 weekend fully reserved special trains o­n special charges o­nto clear the extra rush of passengers during Maha Shivratri Festival.The details are as under:

1) Train no 02019  Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai – Nagpur (Weekend)  Special
Train No. 02019 Special will leave Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 00.20 hrs o­n 24.2.2017  and will arrive Nagpur at 14.00 hrs same day.

Indian Railways to eliminate all Unmanned Level Crossings on Broad Gauge in next 3 -4 years Safety Measures by Ministry of Railways

It is the  endeavour of  Railways to eliminate all unmanned level crossings(UMLCs) in a phased manner  by either of the following:
·           Closure – Closing unmanned level crossings having NIL/Negligible Train Vehicle Unit (TVU).
·           Merger – Merger of unmanned level crossing gate to nearby manned or unmanned gates or subway or Road Under Bridge (RUB) or Road Over Bridge (ROB) by construction of diversion road.

Redevelopment of Railway Stations

Indian Railways intends to redevelop ‘A-1’ and ‘A’ category stations on ‘as is where is’ basis, by inviting proposals from developers with their designs and business ideas.  The facilities envisaged in redeveloped stations, inter alia, include improvement to approach infrastructure and segregation of arrival and departure of passengers which shall help in reducing congestion at stations and their approaches.

Installation of CCTV Cameras in Railway Stations

The Government has provided funds to the tune of  500 Crores have been sanctioned for provision of CCTV surveillance cameras at 983 stations. As of now, there are about 344 railway stations, where CCTV cameras have been provided.  The Zone-wise details of some of the Railway Stations where CCTV cameras have been provided are given below. As regards the target for provision of CCTV cameras at all 983 identified stations, the same is March, 2019.

Installation of Bio Toilets in Railways

The Government has provided  1155 Crores in current fiscal towards fitment of bio-toilets in coaches as part of Swachh Bharat. As of now, there are about 800 trains, which are having either some coaches or all the coaches fitted with bio-toilets.  The Zone-wise details of some of the trains having coaches equipped with bio-toilets are given below. It had earlier been targeted to fit bio-toilets in the entire fleet of coaches by the year 2021-22. Target has now been advanced to the year 2019.

Cashless Initiatives in Indian Railways

During the period from April, 2016 to December, 2016, approximately 59% of total reserved tickets were booked through cashless mode i.e. through internet or through credit/debit cards across counters. Also, cashless transactions in case of freight business is more than 99%.

प्रभु बोले- आधार से नहीं जोड़ रहे रेलवे पास की सुविधा

We are clubing Railway paas with Aadhar Card: Prabhuरेल मंत्री सुरेश प्रभुPC: amar ujala

रेलमंत्री सुरेश प्रभु ने बताया है कि रेलवे पास की सुविधा को आधार से जोड़ने का फिलहाल कोई प्रस्ताव नहीं है। उन्होंने राज्यसभा में प्रश्नकाल के दौरान विभिन्न पूरक सवालों के जवाब में यह जानकारी दी। प्रभु ने हालांकि कहा कि इस बात के प्रयास किए जा रहे हैं कि रेल कर्मी और पेंशनर ऑनलाइन टिकट ले सकें।

ADB may finance railway sector development in Azerbaijan

By Nigar Abbasova

The Asian Development Bank may issue a credit worth some $200 million to Azerbaijan within its Railway Sector Development Program.

ADB mission is expected to arrive in Azerbaijan in August 1-11 to consider the issue. Management of the Bank will held an assessment of the project on September 13.

Golden couple are right on track 50 years after railway meeting

Robert and Moira Heeps

A Brightons couple celebrated 50 years together with a “first class” meal at the weekend.

Robert (73), from Brightons, and Moira Heeps (69), originally from Stenhousemuir, enjoyed a family dinner at the Grange Manor in Grangemouth.

Among the family and friends, were Robert’s childhood pal and best man Bruce Reynolds (71) and Moira’s sister and bridesmaid Valerie Duchart (68).

7th Pay Commission: Will launch protest if Centre hikes allowances with no arrears, says NJCA chief

7th Pay Commission: Will launch protest if Centre hikes allowances with no arrears, says NJCA chief

Railways to install lifts, escalators & develop stations: Prabhu

Rs 55,000 crore has been earmarked for upgradation of infrastructure in the western megapolis alone.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu

New Delhi: Indian Railways plans to install 770 escalators and 620 lifts at railway stations across the country and redevelop some stations, government said today but did not fix a timeline for it.

No proposal to link Aadhaar with Railway passes: Govt

NEW DELHI: The government currently has no proposal to link Aadhaar numbers with railway passes, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu informed Parliament today.

“At present, there is no such proposal” to link Aadhar with railway passes, Prabhu said in Rajya Sabha during Question Hour while responding to a query on the issue by TMC member Vivek Gupta.

The government is in the process of putting in place an Human Resources Management System (HRMS) to ensure that employees and pensioners of Railways are able to book tickets online through any portal, he said.

Bigg Boss 10 contestant Om Swami strips in Delhi Railway Station – watch video

Bigg Boss 10 contestant Om Swami strips in Delhi Railway Station – watch video
Bigg Boss 10 has just concluded but it has given us many characters who will be remembered for many years to come. We are sure that Om Swami will go down in the history books of Bigg Boss as one of its ‘characters’. Well, Babaji when he came in made us laugh before he went on to become kind of annoying and finally, totally filthy not only with his words but also his actions. He made a couple of exits from the house to attend his court cases but always returned to a warm welcome. However, he was shown the door after his totally disgusting behaviour towards other housemates.

Salient Features of Direct Tax Proposals in Union Budget 2017

Salient Features of Direct Tax Proposals in Union Budget 2017





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