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Ticket Booking/E-Ticketing

Entry# 1887     
How is the Ticket Booking fare calculation done in Suvidha Trains

Yesterday (1:36PM)
Blog Post# 1607597-4     
SRG**     Added by: SRG**    Yesterday (2:07PM)
Suvidha fare is calculated under this concept.
1)Base Fare+Tatkal Charges for first 20% of bookings.
2)1.5 times of (Base Fare+Tatkal Charges) for next 20% of bookings.
3)2.0 times of (Base Fare+Tatkal Charges) for next 20% of bookings.
4)2.5 times of (Base Fare+Tatkal Charges) for next 20% of bookings.
5)3.0 times of (Base Fare+Tatkal Charges) for next 20% of bookings.
Yesterday (1:51PM)

Fares/Concessions/Refund Rules

Entry# 1886     
Boxer Bhai *^  
suvidha fare

Yesterday (1:36PM)
Blog Post# 1607597-4     
SRG**     Added by: Boxer Bhai *^    Yesterday (1:51PM)
Suvidha fare is calculated under this concept.
1)Base Fare+Tatkal Charges for first 20% of bookings.
2)1.5 times of (Base Fare+Tatkal Charges) for next 20% of bookings.
3)2.0 times of (Base Fare+Tatkal Charges) for next 20% of bookings.
4)2.5 times of (Base Fare+Tatkal Charges) for next 20% of bookings.
5)3.0 times of (Base Fare+Tatkal Charges) for next 20% of bookings.
Apr 16 2013 (8:57PM)

Railway Sites/Portals

Entry# 1538     
WC Goyal**  
Foundation dates of various Railway Zones

Info Update
Sep 28 (5:41PM)
Blog Post# 1602221-0     
My Home Zones and Favourite Zones WR CR NR NER     Added by: Vijeth Bharadwaj*^    Sep 28 (8:38PM)
Zone formation
Around 1950, legislation was passed allowing the central government to take over many of the independent railway systems that were in operation.
In 1951, the following zones were created:
SR — April 14: From Madras & Southern Mahratta Rly., South Indian Rly., and Mysore State Rly. (about 9660 km).
CR — Nov. 5: From the GIPR, the Nizam's State Rly., and the Scindia and Dholpur Rly. (about 8690 km).
WR — Nov. 5: From the BB&CI Rly., the Saurashtra, the Rajasthan, the Jaipur, and the Cutch Rlys. (about 9120 km).
In 1952, the following
zones were created:
NR — April 14: From the Jodhpur Rly., Bikaner Rly., three divisions of the East Indian Rly. north-west of Mughalsarai, and the Eastern Punjab Rly. (about 9670 km).
ER — April 14: From the rest of the East Indian Rly. (east of Mughalsarai) and the Bengal Nagpur Rly. (about 9120 km).
NER — April 14: From the Oudh-Tirhut Rly., the Assam Rly., and the Kanpur-Achnera section of the BB&CI Rly. (about 7660 km).
In 1955, the South-Eastern Railway is carved out of ER:
SER — August 1: ER retains three divisions of the old East Indian Rly. and the Sealdah division of the old Bengal-Assam Rly. (about 3740km); the rest becomes SER (about 5380km).
In 1958, the Northeast Frontier Railway was carved out of NER:
NFR — Jan. 15: the former Assam Rly. lines in the Pandu region are split off from NER to become the NFR (about 3730km).
In 1966, South-Central Rly. was carved out of SR:
SCR — Oct. 2: The former Nizam's State Rly. network (by then the Secunderabad and Solapur divisions of SR) and part of the former Madras & Southern Mahratta Rly. (by then the Vijayawada and Hubli divisions) are split off from SR to become the South-Central Rly. (about 6070km).
Source:- click here

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Apr 16 2013 (8:54PM)
Blog Post# 724867-0     
Ketan Chaoji**     Added by: WC Goyal**    Apr 16 2013 (8:57PM)
Foudation of various zones:
1. Central CR 05-11-1951
2. East Central ECR 01-10-2002
3. East Coast ECoR 01-04-2003
4. Eastern ER 04-1952
5. North Central NCR 01-04-2003
6. North Eastern NER 1952
7. North Western NWR 01-10-2002
8. Northeast Frontier NFR 15-01-1958
9. Northern NR 14-04-1952
10. South Central SCR 02-10-1966
11. South East Central SECR 01-04-2003
12. South Eastern SER 1955
13. South Western SWR 01-04-2003
14. Southern SR 14-04-1951
15. West Central WCR 01-04-2003
16. Western WR 05-11-1951
17. Metro Railway, Kolkata MR 31-12-2010
Sep 19 (2:06PM)

Train Classes

Entry# 1884     
History of Classes of Accommodation in IR

★★★  General Travel
Sep 18 (10:30PM)
Blog Post# 1593911-0     
PKV**     Added by: maheshsunda**    Sep 19 (2:06PM)
Circa 1960 when I was 10 years old, I undertook my first train journey unaccompanied by any adult, travelling from Howrah to Chennai. Since then, I have been an avid rail fan. What follows is an attempt to highlight in chronological order the sequence of introduction/abolition of various classes of accommodation in IR.
1956 > IR had 5 classes, AC, Ist Class, 2nd Class, Inter Class and 3rd Class (with no sleeping accommodation)
> Inter class abolished.
1967 > 3 Tier sleeping accommodation introduced in 3rd class, with wooden planks for berths without cushions.
> 2 Tier sleeping accommodation introduced with cushioned berths. 3
or 4 passengers would sit on the lower berth during the day time and one of them with reservation of sleeping accommodation (on payment of extra berth charges would occupy the upper berth at night (or during day time if he so wished). the other 2 or 3 pax would continue to remain seated at night on the lower berth (similar to the present day RAC system)
1969 > Introduction of Rajdhani Express with 2 types of classes viz. 1st AC and AC Chair Car. This was the birth of the AC Chair Car class.
> Abolition of 2 Tier sleeping accommodation
1972 > 2nd class abolished and 3rd class converted to 2nd class
> 3 Tier berths in trains were progressively equipped with cushions instead of wooden planks.
1979> Introduction of AC 2 Tier class
> Introduction of AC 3 Tier class
1988 > Introduction of Shatabdi Express and EC Class (1st Class AC Sitting)
>1992 Conversion of 2nd Class sleeping accommodation into a new class distinct from 2nd class called SLEEPER CLASS
There could be errors and omissions in the above sequence of events and I will request all members to add value to it and correct them wherever necessary.

Sep 19 (1:25PM)
Blog Post# 1593911-19     
SRG**     Added by: maheshsunda**    Sep 19 (2:07PM)
3AC came only in 90s surely was not there in 80s...3AC came in when FC started phasing out.
Sep 17 (9:31PM)


Entry# 1883     
Benefits of IGBT over GTO in 3-Phase Locomotives

★  Info Update
Sep 17 (5:44PM)
Blog Post# 1592868-0     
JAI MAA TARA**     Added by: JAI MAA TARA**    Sep 17 (9:31PM)
============= IGBT A Detailed Study =============
Here I have Shared the Images of the Following:
1 Pneumatic Panel of G-9 and P-7
2 Temperature Sensor of 3-Phase Locomotive(Made by Crompton Greaves here)
3 Static Converter of IGBT Based 3-Phase Locomotive
4 Water Cooled IGBT Modules replacing GTO Thyristors now(Image 4,5 & 6)
Advantages of IGBT over GTO:
Earlier when a 3 Phase Locomotive would become dead, the Entire
Bogie(Forum Please Note that "Cab-1" of the Loco is referred as "Bogie 1" in GTO and "Cab-2" of the Loco is referred as "Bogie-2" in GTO)would not work. Now with the help of IGBT technology even if one motor becomes dead, with the help of computer electronics it can be isolated and the Locomotive can still be made to run with the help of the other motors. This is one of the added advantages of IGBT over GTO in 3 Phase. Water Cooled IGBT module that is replacing GTO Thyristors. Basically what we see in today's G9/P7/P5 as suffix "i" is nothing but these semiconductor devices that have replaced the old GTO Technology.
Advantage: Better Switching, Fast Response .In Locomotive if a motor fails, the entire bogie need not be separated and the particular motor is separated using this technology.The IGBT Modules are made by Bombardier and they are imported from Germany and assembled here in India.
Machine Room Components of a 3-Phase Loco:
The machine room of a 3-Phase Loco consists of :-
1) Scavenge Blowers (A cenrifugal filter panel where contaminated air is removed via a scavenge flow system).
2) Transformer
3) Machine Room Blower
4) Oil Cooling Units (transformer/converter)
5) Traction Motor Blowers
6) Single phase 415/110V auxiliary circuit
7) Vigilance Control Module
8) Pneumatic Panel
9) Line Converter
10) Auxiliary Converter
11) Oil Pump and fan
12) Static convertor
Why 3-Phase Loco Production is SLOW in CLW?
Ans: CLW had planned to deliver more 3 Phase Loco’s but due to inadequate supply of electronic components by various companies they had to slow down the process of production of 3 Phase Loco’s.(As replied by Dy CEE, CON, (CRJ)). Now I think this Problem is solved and from the coming Month we can see ONLY 3-Phase Locos will be turned out by CLW as already announced by Mr C.P Tayal, Hon'ble GM of CLW.(BLOG already shared here)
All these Data and Images are taken from the "Trip Report to CLW" made by Sunadar Mukherjee, IRFCA Member.
Courtesy: Sundar Mukherjee
Here is the Detailed Trip Report of Sunder Mukherjee to CLW: click here
Forum can view the Entire CLW Workshop where 3-Phase & Conventional Locos are built from the above Link and many more info about CLW from the above Link of Detailed Trip Report of Sunder Mukherjee to CLW .
Sep 12 (11:43PM)


Entry# 1882     
42 KV Gapless Lighting Arrester and Surge Arrester for WAP-5,WAP-7 & WAG-9 Locomotives

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Sep 12 (6:13PM)
Blog Post# 1588816-0     
JAI MAA TARA**     Added by: JAI MAA TARA**    Sep 12 (11:43PM)
=============== Specification 42 KV Gapless Lighting Arrester For WAP-5,WAP-7 & WAG-9 BY CLW===========
In this Particular BLOG I have shared the DRAWINGS made by CLW Engineers for Updated Specification of 42 KILOVOLT(KV) GAPLESS LIGHTING ARRESTER For 3-Phase Locomotives WAP-5,WAP-7 & WAG-9(Vide Specn. No. CLW/ES/3/0663 against CLW’s running Specn. No. CLW/ES/A-12/D for Roof Surge Arrester ET-2 & CLW Specification No. CLW/ES/3/0016)
Attached Images:
Link: click here
Link:click here
Link: click here
All of You can also see these Three Diagrams with details by Clicking on "Download-1", "Download-2","Download-3" and "Download-4" of Item No: 9 of the Following Link of CLW Home Page containing "Draft Specification for Feedback":
CLW Page of Draft Specification for Feedback
Sep 09 (8:23PM)


Entry# 1881     
Facts about Central Railway

★★★  General Travel
Dec 26 2014 (3:56PM)
Blog Post# 1320922-0     
Paurav Shah     Added by: SAGARMATHA**    Sep 09 (8:23PM)
Historical Milestone
1853 First train ran between Victoria Terminus to Thane.
Regular train service for public.
Two trains each way introduce in Bombay – Thane and Bombay – Mahim (via Dadar) Section
1854 Lord Elphinstone opened Thane-Kalyan Section
1855 Line extended from Kalyan to Vasind on North East side.
1856 Line extended from Kalyan to Palasdhari on South East side.
1858 Khandala – Pune line opened.
(There was no line between Palasdari to Khandala
1860 Vasind – Asangaon Section opened.
1861 Asangaon – Kasara Section opened.
1862 Bombay – Pune line opened.
(Palasdari – Khandala Section opened)
1865 Bombay – Igatpuri service started
(Kasara – Igatpuri Section opened)
GIP Railway Time Table indicated ‘local trains’ for the first time for the Bombay – Mahim & Bombay – Kalyan Section.
1869 GIP Railway local extended from Mahim to Bandra
1877 New Station Masjid, Chinchpokli, Parel, Ghatkopar & Diva opened.
1878 Works started to construct Victoria Terminus Station Building.
1879 GIP Railway ran 14 local each way including 5 Kurla terminating trains. Currey Road station was presumably used for
loading / unloading horses from Mahalaxmi. Parel Workshop established.

1885 Victoria Terminus – Byculla doubling Works completed.
1888 Victoria Terminus Station building constructed in Gothic style at an approximate cost of Rs. 16.4 lakhs.
1889 6 Platforms constructed at Bombay Victoria Terminus.
1903 Victoria Terminus Station Signals interlocked for Safety/ operation.
1905 Line quadrupled (from Victoria Terminus) up to Currey Road.
1906 General Rules framed for Railways.
Single line between Kurla & Chembur opened for garbage clearance.
1910 Harbour line (Double line) opened from Kurla to Reay Road with Reay Road Terminus.
1913 Suburban Terminals at Kurla, Thane & Kalyan opened.

1914 Double line between Raoli cabin & Mahim on Harbour Branch completed.
1915 Currey Road – Thane quadrupling completed. Matunga Workshop established.
1916 4316 feet Parsik tunnel opened for traffic.
1917 Thane – Kalyan quadrupling completed.
1920 Electric lighting of Signals introduced Currey Road & Dadar Section.
1924 Kurla – Chembur line opened for suburban traffic.
1925 EMU Rakes, manufactured by English Electric Co., introduced between Bombay & Kurla on Harbour Branch. The
Section declared as Suburban.
Victoria Terminus – Bandra Suburban service commissioned with an elevated Platform at Sandhurst Road.
1927 4 Coach Rake on Harbour Branch & 8 Coach on Main Line introduced.
1928 Automatic Signaling System introduced on Victoria Terminus – Byculla Section.
Electrification completed up to Kalyan.
1929 Punjab Limited Express started to run every Thursday on GIP Railway between Bombay & Lahore.
1930 Deccan Queen introduced to run between Bombay & Pune with 7 Coaches.
1930 WCP-1's and WCG-1's hauled few prestigious trains in CR region.
1950 Kalyan – Igatpuri Section electrified. Kurla – Mankhurd Section electrified.
1951 One track between Kurla – Mankhurd opened for suburban Steam service.
1952 Kurla – Mankhurd trains switched to Electric Traction.
1954 Facility of sleeping accommodation for III class Passengers introduced for first time.
1956 Claim Prevention organisation established on Central Railway.
1963 8 Car Rake converted to 9 Car Rake on Main Line.
Safety Organisation set up.
1964 4 Car Rake converted to 6 Car Rake on Kalyan – Kasara & Kalyan – Karjat Sections.
1964 Diva – Panvel Section opened for Passenger traffic.
1974 Pay & Park scheme introduced at Victoria Terminus.
1975 Bombay – Manmad Panchvati Express flagged off.
1976 Smoking in Suburban train prohibited.
1979 177 / 178 Pune – Jammu Tawi Jhelum Express introduced.
1980 Third Ghat line commissioned on North East side.
1981 Ladies accommodation increased on Suburban trains.
1982 First class accommodation increased on suburban trains.
1983-84 Diva – Vasai Road Section opened for haulage of traffic.
1986 First 12 Car Rake inaugurated on trial basis.
1987 Computerised Booking of Reservation at Victoria Terminus for Mahanagari & Pushpak Express.
1989 Bombay – Pune Indrayani Express introduced.
1990 First ‘Double Discharge’ Platform at Victoria Terminus.
Computerised Reservation Office opened at Kalyan.
1991 All Platforms at Victoria Terminus made ‘Double Discharge’ type.
First Hospital on Wheels in the World “Lifeline Express” inaugurated from Victoria Terminus.
1st class accommodation made 07-00 hrs to 20-30 hrs.
Kurla Terminus opened.
2125 / 2126 Bombay – Pune Pragati Express introduced.
1927 seats reserved for Senior Citizens.
Harbour Line Suburban Service extended to Vashi.
First Ladies Special inaugurated. (upto Kalyan)
1993 Harbour Line Suburban Services extended to Nerul
Accommodation for Physically handicapped in Suburban trains.
Harbour Line Suburban Service extended to Belapur.
First Chopper controlled Suburban train introduced.
Suburban Season Tickets computerised.
Computerised Reservation Office opened at Kurla Terminus.
1994 Computerised Reservation Office opened at Belapur.
1995 Harbour Line Suburban Services extended to Khandeshwar
Diva – Veer (Now in Konkan Railway) DMU Services inaugurated (Second Rake).
Second 12 Car Rake introduced.
1996 Victoria Terminus (VT) formally renamed Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST).
Executive Class in Shatabdi Express introduced.
Reservation Quota for Physically Handicapped introduced in all trains.
1997 Central Railway launched “Tatkal” scheme for passenger refunds at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.
1998 Inauguration of Doubling of Diva-Panvel Section at Panvel.
Flagging off the inaugural Harbour Line Suburban Services from Panvel.
Inauguration of Coupon Validating Machines on Central Railway at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.
1999 Credit Card facility for Season Tickets at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Booking Office.
Inauguration of newly constructed Platform No. 7 at Thane.
Services extended up to Kaman from Vasai Road.
Current Milestone
2000 Services extended from Kaman to Bhiwandi Road.
Harbour Line Services extended from Belapur to Panvel (Double Line)
2001 Token System introduced at Passenger Reservation System at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.
Remodelling of CSTM Suburban Station Yard.
2002 First JanShatabdi train introduced from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) to Madgaon.
2003 Remodelling of Harbour Line at CSTM.
Deccan Queen is certified to ISO- 9001 : 2000.
2003 Mumbai – Pune journey time (by 2027 / 2028 Shatabdi Express) reduced to 2 hours 55 minutes.
Vasai Road – Panvel – Jasai Section converted from 1500 Volts DC to 25 KV AC on 29.10.2003.
2004 Deccan Odyssey Luxury train, a joint venture of Indian Railways & Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation, was
flagged off by then Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on 16.01.2004.
2004 Punjab Mail and Janshatabdi Express are certified to ISO 9001:2000.
2004 New Suburban Station Seawoods-Dharavi between Nerul and Belapur on the Harbour Line was opened for Suburban
on 12.06.2004, by the then Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Sushil Kumar Shinde.
2004 A new Suburban Corridor between Vashi and Thane Stations was inaugurated on 09.11.2004 by the Hon’ble Railway
Minister, Shri Laloo Prasad Yadav.
2004 Ticket Vending Machine (TVM) for the use of Platform Ticket installed at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Station.
2004 Coin Operated Ticket Vending Machine (Co TVM) for Suburban tickets of Rs 5 installed at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Kurla, Ghatkopar, Mulund and Thane.
2004 ISO 9001: 2000 awarded to Passenger Reservation System at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. This is the first and the only
Passenger Reservation System Centre on Indian Railways to achieve ISO 9001: 2000.
2004 Note to Coin changer Machines provided at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus & Dadar.
2004 New Passenger Reservation System Centre has been commissioned at Bhiwandi Road, Roha and Tata Memorial
Hospital, with one counter each.
2004 Twenty Passenger operated Enquiry Terminals (POET), for showing PNR Enquiry, Berth availability, Fare and Time-Table
Enquiry has been provided at various Passenger Reservation System Centers on Mumbai Division.
2005 First AC-DC Rake (run at on maximum speed of 100 KMPH) inducted in service
2006 Kasara – Igatpuri Section switched over from 1500 volts DC to 25 KV AC Traction
2006 “Nahur” – a new Suburban Railway Station between Bhandup & Mulund inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister of State of
Railways. Shri. Naran Bhai Rathwa.
2006 Laying of Foundation Stone for “Dedicated Freight Corridor” and introduction of 2nd Rake in service on Thane – Vashi
Section by Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Manmohan Singh.
2006 Titwala – Kasara Section switched over from 1500 volts DC to 25 KV AC Traction on 12.11.2006
2006 Commissioning of 26 Coach length Maintenance Sidings at Coaching maintenance Depot, Wadi Bunder on 01.12.2006.
2007 Commissioning of 26 Coach length Platform No. 16 at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus on 25.01.2007.
2007 New Goods Shed commissioned at Taloja on 20.06.2007.
2007 New Suburban Station Rabada inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra,Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh, on
2007 Commissioning of 110/25 KV Traction Sub-Station, Bhor Ghat on 01.09.2007.
2007 New Suburban Station Lower Kopar (between Diva & Dombivli) started functioning from 03.09.2007.
2007 Foundation Stone laid for New Station Building at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus by Hon’ble Minister of State for Railways Shri
Naran Bhai J. Rathwa on 29.09.2007. Commissioning of new Platform (No.5) of 26 Coach at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus
2008 2071/2072 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus – Aurangabad Jan Shatabdi Express Introduced & Flagged off by Hon’ble
Minister of State for Railways, Shri Naran Bhai J. Rathwa, on 05.02.2008.
2008 5th and 6th line between Diva and Kalyan opened for traffic on 15.02.2008.
2008 New age EMU Rake (with state-of-art-technology) was flagged off by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri
Vilasrao Deshmukh and put into service on 21.02.2008.
2008 New ticketing System based on GPS technology and contactless Smart Card named “GO MUMBAI CARD” launched over
Suburban Section on 24.04.2008.
2008 First X-Ray Baggage Scanner has been installed at CST Station in the month of April, 2008.
2008 Mansarovar station on Harbour line commissioned 28.03.2008.
2009 Thane – Nerul line inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister of State for Railways Shri Naranbhai Rathwa by flagging off
Suburban train from Thane to Panvel on 09.01.2009.
2009 3 Additional coaches in Suburban Train reserved for ladies in the morning peak from 27.01.2009.
2009 Kalyan-Titwala section including 5th & 6th line between Kalyan and Diwa switched over from 1500 volts DC to 25 kV
AC traction from 03.05.2009.
2009 Gigantic task of regardering of 3 spans of Ehegaon viaduct bridge in Kasara-Igatpuri section completed on 21.05.2009.
2009 “Ladies Special” Train on Harbour Line from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai to Panvel was flagged off through
video-conferencing by Hon’ble Minister of Heavy industries Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh in the presence of Hon’ble Minister
for Railways, Mamta Banerjee from New Delhi on 05.08.2009. There are two services (one in UP & DN direction daily on
Harbour line).
2009 3 new lifts have been commissioned on 15.08.2009 at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus on Platforms (14 & 15), (16 & 17)
and 18 for the benefit of passengers.
2009 Two New Super fast trains 2289/2290 Mumbai-Nagpur Duranto (Tri-weekly) and 2133/2134 Mumbai-Karwar Express
(Tri-weekly) were flagged off on 21.11.2009 by Hon’ble Minister for Railways Ms Mamta Banerjee in the presence of
Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Ashok Chavan.
2009 The first in-house “Mechanized Laundry” on Indian Railways at Wadibunder was inaugurated by video conferencing on
21.11.2009 by Hon’ble Minister for Railways Ms Mamta Banerjee in the presence of Hon’ble Chief Minister of
Maharashtra Shri Ashok Chavan.
2009 36, 9-Car services were augmented to 12-Car services on Main line from 23.11.2009. (472, 12-car EMU services per
2009 50, 9-car services were augmented to 12-car services on main line with effect from 1.12.2009, thereby increased to
running of 522, 12-car services per day.
2009 One golf cart type battery operated four-seater vehicle has been provided at CSTM on 11.12.2009 for ferrying
physically challenged and senior citizens within the station premises free of cost.
2009 50 additional Suburban services have been introduced over Harbour & Trans Harbour line with effect from 21.12.2009.
Suburban services increased from 1,414 to 1,464 trains per day.
2009 A new Super fast train 2167/2168 Dadar-Varanasi was flagged off on 24.12.2009 by Hon’ble Chief Minister of
Maharashtra Shri Ashok Chavan.
2009 The frequency of Mumbai-Amravati Express (2111/2112) increased from tri-weekly to daily from 24.12.2009.
2010 State-of-the-art Automatic Coach Washing Plant commissioned at LTT in the month of February, 2010.
2010 New train 2542/2541 Gorakhpur Express (tri-weekly) introduced from 10.02.2010.
2010 New train 2749/2750 Vishakhapatnam Express (bi-weekly) from LTT to Vishakhapatnam introduced from 24.03.2010.
2010 7th line between CSTM-MZN commissioned on 31.03.2010.
2010 26 New Suburban services introduced on mainline on 30.04.2010. Suburban services increased from 1,464 to 1,494
trains per day.

2010 First Ladies special (Mathrubhoomi) on Trans-harbour line introduced from 29.05.2010.
2010 62 New Suburban services introduced on harbour line and trans-harbour line. Suburban services increased from 1,494
to 1,556 trains per day.
2010 Lonavla-Vangani section switched over from 1500 volts DC to 25 kV AC traction system on 02.05.2010.
2010 Air-conditioning of Suburban Motormen & Guard’s Lobby at CSTM on 31.05.2010.
2010 New Booking Office at Parel (East) opened on 13.05.2010.
2010 Electric Loco Shed, Kalyan charged with 25 kV AC supply on 07.06.2010.
2010 Suburban Platforms No.1 & 4 at Panvel opened for Suburban train operations on 29.07.2010.
2010 55, additional 12-car services per day introduced on 15.08.2010. 12-car services increased from 577 to 621 per day.
2010 2133/2134 Mumbai-Karwar Express extended upto Mangalore Junction from 16.08.2010.
2010 New train 2131/2132 Dadar-Shirdi Express (tri-weekly) introduced from 28.08.2010.
2010 Vikhroli-Thane 5th & 6th line opened to Goods Traffic on 15.10.2010.
2010 50, 9-car services augmented into 12-Car services and 3 New services introduced w.e.f. 21.10.2010. Total number of
Suburban services per day increased from 1,556 to 1,559. 12-car services increased from 621 to 671. On main line on
Sunday/holidays all services running with 12 car rakes w.e.f. 24.10.2010.
2010 Augmentation of 9-Car rake of K-30 Ladies Special into 12-Car rake running between Kalyan and CSTM during the
morning peak w.e.f. 01.12.2010. The number of 12-Car services on Main line increased from 671 to 681 per day.
2010 For the first time 12-Car services introduced on Trans-harbour line section and 14 additional Shuttle services introduced
between Vadala road and Navi-Mumbai w.e.f. 21.12.2010. Total number of Suburban services per day increased from
1,559 to 1573. 12-Car services from 681 to 809.
2011 New train 12563 LTT-ALD (Weekly) introduced w.e.f. 26.01.2011.
2011 New train 12143 LTT-SLN (Weekly) introduced w.e.f. 26.01.2011.
2011 New train 12171 LTT-HW (Bi-weekly) introduced w.e.f. 31.01.2011.
Apr 09 2012 (6:57PM)

Fares/Concessions/Refund Rules

Entry# 1082     
Gopalakrishnan P*^  
Transfer of reserved accommodation to another passenger

★★★  General Travel
Sep 06 (10:05AM)
Blog Post# 1583586-0     
PKV**     Added by: SAGARMATHA**    Sep 06 (10:07AM)
A lot of discussion has taken place in the past in IRI about change of the passenger's name in case of a reserved ticket. There have been several queries and suggestions as to how this is to be done. The guidelines are available in the FAQ section. But has anyone in IRI reported having successfully undergone this experience of a change of name. Not as far as I am aware.
Well here is documentary evidence of my own endeavour to change reservation in my son's name to that of my daughter. After a great ordeal I emerged triumphant in the end. To begin with the application by my son seeking transfer of the reservation to his sister.
Please note the remarks by the Station Manager at the right hand bottom corner

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Feb 17 2014 (8:59AM)
Blog Post# 998101-0     
Love the weather of Bangalore**     Added by: Love the weather of Bangalore**    Feb 17 2014 (9:00AM)
जानिए कैसे ट्रेन टिकट हो सकता है ट्रांसफर, कौन-कौन उठा सकता है फायदा:
रेलवे आरक्षण टिकट पर छपा होता है कि यह टिकट नॉन ट्रांसफरेबल है। लेकिन रेलवे ने ब्लड रिलेशन में कन्फर्म टिकट दूसरे के नाम ट्रांसफर करने की सुविधा दे रखी है। कोई भी यात्री अपना कन्फर्म टिकट अपने बेटे, भाई या पिता के नाम ट्रांसफर करा सकता है। नाम परिवर्तन कराने के लिए आरक्षण सुपरवाइजर के नाम अर्जी देकर ब्लड रिलेशन का प्रमाण पेश करना होगा। इस नियम में एक शर्त यह है कि रियायती दर पर लिया गया टिकट ट्रांसफर नहीं होगा। मसलन पिता का टिकट सीनियर सिटीजन कन्सेशन रेट का है तो वह उसके बेटे के नाम ट्रांसफर नहीं किया जाएगा। बहन, बेटी या पत्नी के नाम टिकट ट्रांसफर करने की सुविधा दी गई है।
*ये होंगे प्रमाण पत्र:
एक राशन कार्ड में टिकट धारी व उसका टिकट ट्रांसफर कराने वाले भाई, बहन, पत्नी, माता-पिता के नाम दर्ज होंगे तो मान्य किया जाएगा। दोनों व्यक्तियों के पेन कार्ड, मतदाता पहचान पत्र जैसा कोई दस्तावेज जिनसे ब्लड रिलेशन साबित हो, प्रस्तुत करने होंगे। साथ ही एक एप्लीकेशन भी देनी होती है जिसमें ना जाने का कारण लिखना होता है। साथ ही यह भी लिखना होगा कि उनके स्थान पर कौन जा रहा है।
किसको ट्रांसफर हो सकता है टिकट
शैक्षणिक भ्रमण, शोध या टूर्नामेंट में भाग लेने जाने वाले छात्रों के नाम भी रेल आरक्षण सूची में बदले जा सकते हैं बशर्ते स्कूल या कॉलेज के प्रधान को छात्र छात्राओं के नाम बदलने का विभागीय पत्र रेलवे रिजर्वेशन सुपरवाइजर के नाम यात्रा से 48 घंटे पूर्व जारी करना होगा।
*समूह कर्मचारी:
सरकारी महकमा या रजिस्टर्ड कंपनी के विभागीय काम, कांफ्रेंस या सेमिनार में भाग लेने जाने वाले कर्मचारियों के ग्रुप रिजर्वेशन में से अगर कुछ कर्मचारियों का यात्रा कार्यक्रम निरस्त हो जाए और उनके बदले दूसरे कर्मचारियों को भेजा जाए तो आरक्षण टिकट पर यात्रियों के नाम परिवर्तित हो सकते हैं। उस महकमे के हेड को आरक्षण सुपरवाइजर के नाम पत्र जारी कर उल्लेख करना होगा कि किन कर्मचारियों के स्थान पर कौन से दूसरे कर्मचारी यात्रा करेंगे।
शादी-ब्याह के आयोजक बाहर जाने वाली बारात में जाने वाले रिश्तेदारों, मित्रों व परिचितों के आरक्षण कई दिनों पूर्व करा लेते हैं। विवाह का दिन पास आने तक कुछ रिश्तेदार जरूरी काम आ जाने से बारात में नहीं जा पाते हैं। अपने स्थान पर घर के दूसरे सदस्य को भिजवा देते हैं। शादी समारोह के आयोजक को ट्रेन रवानगी से 48 घंटे पूर्व अर्जी देकर परिवर्तित बारातियों के नाम टिकट बदलवाने होंगे।
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Apr 09 2012 (6:53PM)
Blog Post# 392687-7     
জয় মাকালী*^     Added by: Gopalakrishnan P*^    Apr 09 2012 (6:57PM)
If the passenger 3 is a member of passenger 2's family, meaning, Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Son, Daughter, Husband and Wife, change of name is permitted i.e. with official permission passenger 3 can travel in place of passenger 2.
Change of name is permitted under the following circumstances:
2. Chief Reservation Supervisor of important stations are authorized by Railway Administration to permit the change of name of a passenger having a seat or berth reserved in his name in the following circumstances namely :
(a) Where the passenger is a Government Servant, proceeding on duty and appropriate authority, makes a request in writing 24 hours before the scheduled departure of trains
(b) Where the
passenger makes a request in writing 24 hours before the scheduled departure of the train that the reservation made in his name may be transferred to another member of his family, meaning, Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Son, Daughter, Husband and Wife.
(c) Where the passengers are students of a recognized educational institution and the Head of the institution makes a request in writing 48 hours before the scheduled departure of the train, that the reservation made in the name of any student be transferred to any other student of the same institute.
(d) Where the passengers are members of a marriage party and any person deemed to be Head of such party makes a request in writing 48 hours before the scheduled departure of the train that the reservation made in the name of any member of the marriage party be transferred to any other person.
(e) Where the passengers are a group of cadets of National Cadet Corps and any officer who is the head of the group, makes a request in writing at least 24 hours before the departure of the train that the reservation made in the name of any cadet be transferred to any other cadet.
Such request will be granted only once. Regarding item no. (c), (d) and (e), such request for change in excess of 10% of the total strength of group shall not be granted.
Aug 31 2015 (11:22AM)

Coach Construction/Seating Arrangements

Entry# 1880     
Exploring the Concept of CASNUB BOGIE used in Indian Railways

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Aug 30 2015 (11:19PM)
Blog Post# 1578204-0     
JAI MAA TARA**     Added by: JAI MAA TARA**    Aug 31 2015 (11:22AM)
******** Exploring the Concept of "CASNUB BOGIE" used in Indian Railways *********
A Definition in Brief :
CASNUB Bogie is used in Freight stock . In earlier version of CASNUB bogie high wear has been reported. First used in BOXN wagon. The various bogie version are as follows:
CASNUB – 22W (retrofitted),
CASNUB – 22W (M),
22(High speed).
CASNUB bogie are used in the following wagons:
B Construction details of CASNUB bogie:
CASNUB bogie consists of two cast iron frames, floating bolster, mild steel spring plank, nested springs, and friction snubbers. Bolster is supported on the side frames through two nested of springs. Two cast iron steel frames are connected by spring planks. Frictional snubber acts as a frictional damper, which dampens the oscillations. Frictional snubbers provide damping action proportional to load.
C Suspension system in CASNUB Bogie:
CASNUB bogie suspension system is two tier suspension system. The bogie suspension is at the bolster level only. If consists of two cast steel side frames, connected by riveted mild steel spring planks. Suspension system is secondary suspension system. Load transfer from bolster to side frames through spring in secondary system and then to axels (wheel set) through axle bearings, elastomer pads and adopter. In secondary suspension system consists of nested helical springs, friction snubbers and bolster. As there is no primary suspension system, the spring plank is subjected to bending and torsion during the wheels trying to adjust, for negotiating track twist. The steel-floating bolster is supported on the side frame through two nests of springs which contains friction snubbers to control oscillations. Friction snubbers are not designed for vertical loading.
For more details of CASNUB BOGIE please refer : click here
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Casnub Bogie
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Bogie General Arrangement Casnub 22W Bogie
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Suspension 1
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Suspension 2
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It is also to be noted that "BOLSTER" and "SIDE FRAME" of Casnub Bogie and Casnub Bogie for BOXNHL Wagons are preapred by CLW in it's STORES. Please see 1st, 5th and 6th ITEM under "CAST Items" Category in the Page whose Link is shared below:
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WAG-9 31082
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Main Page Link: click here
Aug 29 2015 (1:21PM)


Entry# 1879     
Oil Filter Adapter Gasket of WAP series of Locomotives

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Aug 29 2015 (12:08AM)
Blog Post# 1576871-0     
JAI MAA TARA**     Added by: JAI MAA TARA**    Aug 29 2015 (1:21PM)
******* Oil Filter Adapter Gasket of WAP series of Locomotives ********
In this blog I have shared the Pics of Licked Oil Filter Adapter Gasket and Actual Oil Filter Adapter Gasket of WAP series of Engines.
Attached Images:
Leaked Oil Filter Adapter Gasket of WAP series of Engines
Actual Oil Filter Adapter Gasket of WAP series of Engines
Image Link: Oil Filter Adapter Gasket of WAP Engines (Please see the 19 th POST of this Page posted on 03-07-2012 11.34AM)
Pic Courtesy: LOOKnGO
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