Jammu, March 13 Ahead of the Railway Budget for 2012-2013, people of Jammu are expecting more trains as the Jammu railway station has poor connectivity with other places. Since Jammu railway station receives 50,000 footfalls everyday, people have been demanding that it should be developed as a world-class station to give better services to tourists and pilgrims coming from across the country.
Main Demands World-class facilities at Jammu Railway Station Double-laning of rail track from Jammu to Jalandhar Setting up of a railway coach factory Shatabdi... more...
trains from Jammu to Delhi and Chandigarh-Jammu Duronto A direct train from Jammu to Bangalore for students A railway bridge factory in Jammu Deepak Sharma, a frequent rail traveller, said, “We had heard of the double-laning of the railway track from Jammu to Jalandhar. But the work on it has been very slow. The work on it should be completed soon for proper connectivity of the Jammu station.” “There should be Shatabdi trains from Jammu to New Delhi for the convenience of passengers. And the Chandigarh-Jammu Duronto should also be started soon,” he added. The Chamber of Industries and Commerce had also submitted a memorandum to the Union Minister of Railways, Dinesh Trivedi, highlighting the demands of the people regarding the upcoming Railway Budget. YV Sharma, president, Chamber of Commerce and Industries, said, “We have requested the Railway Minister to start a direct train from Jammu to Bangalore. It is a very old demand and would cater to thousands of students studying there. We have also demanded one Shatabdi train from Jammu to Delhi and back, as it will benefit both tourists and business class.” The Chamber of Commerce and industries had also demanded a railway coach factory in the state that would generate employment for the youth here. RK Chaddha, Chairman, Citizens’ Forum, said, “We have been demanding the extension of Jammu railway station, as the present space is not enough for the passengers visiting here. “We had also demanded that the station should be developed into a world-class station with modern facilities so that the people do not face any problems,” he added.
SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who supported the hike in railway fares, today said he would not mind being sacked for doing the right thing. "If I had to be sacked, I'd rather be sacked for doing the right thing," he wrote on micro-blogging site twitter in reference to demand for removal of Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi by his own party Trinamool Congress. Omar is among the very few politicians who have supported the hike in train fares proposed by Trivedi in his maiden railway budget tabled in the Lok Sabha yesterday. "We take populism to ridiculous levels. I genuinely believe people would happily accept the modest hike if safety and quality of service are better," the NC leader said. ... more...
"Populism will destroy the Indian railways. Then where will the 'aam aadmi' go?" he asked. Omar had words of sympathy for Trivedi, wishing him well in whatever he does. "What ever Dinesh bhai does, I wish him well. He's a good and decent person and we shared some laughs at the Kolkata book fair recently," he tweeted. Omar also said Trivedi will be remembered for a long time due to turn of events following presentation of the Railway budget by him. "Long after other railway ministers are forgotten Dinesh Trivedi will still be an answer to a general knowledge or entrance test question," he said. Angered by Trivedi's proposal contained in the Railway Budget, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee had written to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last night seeking his removal and replacement with Minister of State for Shipping Mukul Roy.
An increase in passenger fares across all classes, more than 100 new trains, enhanced frequency or routes for many others, and plans to hire more than one lakh employees were some of the key Rail Budget proposals made on Wednesday. Presenting the annual Rail Budget for the financial year 2012-13 in Parliament on Wednesday, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi made following key proposals: *Passenger fares to be hiked by 2 paise per km for suburban and ordinary second class travel; 3 paise per km for mail/ express second class; 5 paise per km for sleeper class; 10 paise per km for AC chair car/AC 3-tier and First Class; 15 paise per km for AC 2-tier and 30 paise per km for AC 1-tier. *Minimum... more...
fare and platform tickets to cost Rs 5. *75 new Express trains to be introduced, along with 21 new passenger services, nine DEMU services and 8 MEMU services trains. *Route of 39 trains to be extended and frequency of 23 trains to be increased. *Railways to hire more than one lakh employees in 2012-13; 80,000 persons hired last year. *Indian Railways Stations Development Corp to be set up to re-develop stations and maintain them like airports. *To set up an independent Railway Safety Authority as a statutory body. * The open discharge toilets on trains to be replaced with green (bio) toilets. *All unmanned level crossings to be abolished in next five years; To target zero deaths due to rail accidents. *To provide rail connectivity to neighbouring countries, a new line from Agartala to Akura in Bangladesh to be set up. *Double-decker container trains to be introduced. *Steps to improve cleanliness and hygiene on trains and stations within six months. A special house keeping body to be set up to take care of both stations and trains. *New passenger services include escalators at major stations, alternative train accommodation for wait-listed passengers, laundry services, AC lounges, coin/currency operated ticket vending machines. *Two new members, one for marketing, and other for safety, to be inducted into Railway Board. *On board passenger displays indicating next halt station and expected arrival time to be introduced. *Introduction of regional cuisine; Book-a-meal scheme to provide meals through SMS or email. *Specially designed coaches for differently-abled persons to be provided in each Mail/Express trains. *Railway Tariff Regulatory Authority to be considered. *National High Speed Rail Authority to be set up; Pre-feasibility studies on six high speed corridors completed; study on Delhi-Jaipur-Ajmer-Jodhpur to be taken up in 2012-13. *Wellness programme for railway staff at work places. *Institution of ‘Rail Khel Ratna’ Award for 10 rail sportspersons every year. *A wagon factory at Sitapali, Odisha, rail coach factory at Palakkad, two additional new coach manufacturing units in Kutch (Gujarat) and Kolar (Karnataka); component factory at Shyamnagar (West Bengal); new coaching terminal at Naihati, the birth place of Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay. *Freight loading of 1,025 MT targeted; 55 MT more than 2011—12; Passenger growth targeted at 5.4 per cent. *Passenger earnings to increase to Rs 36,200 crore. *Gross rail traffic targeted to increase by Rs 28,635 crore to Rs 1,32,552 crore in 2012—13.
Railway Minister Mukul Roy on Thursday rolled back the fare hike, except for three high-end classes of travel, which his predecessor proposed. Mr. Roy also struck down the plan to restructure Railway Board. Without much fanfare, both Houses of Parliament ratified Mr. Roy's proposals and passed the Railway budget, bringing the curtain down on a week-long political drama that held up passage of the budget Dinesh Trivedi had presented on March 14. Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee had opposed the fare hike and demanded its immediate withdrawal and the resignation of Mr. Trivedi, her party's nominee in the Cabinet. He quit on Sunday paving way for Mr. Roy's elevation as Railway Minister. Mr. Trivedi was not present in the Lok Sabha and Prime... more...
Minister Manmohan Singh too was conspicuous by his absence. Mr. Roy withdrew the hike for second class suburban and non-suburban, and sleeper class travel fare by 2 paise, 3 paise and 5 paise per km, saying it was a “huge drain on the pocket of the masses.” He also rolled back the hike of 10 paise per km for travel in AC chair car and AC 3-tier fare stating the middle class would be hit severely. He did not say anything about the proposed hike in the fares for travel by First Class, AC 2 tier and AC 1 by 10 paise, 15 paise and 30 paise per km. This means, with the approval of Parliament, these increases will come into force from April 1. Mr. Trivedi's decision to raise platform ticket to Rs. 5 would stay.
CR TO AUGMENT MUMBAI-THIRUVANANTHAPURAM EXPRESS WITH ADDITIONAL COACHES
Railways have decided to augment Train No. 16331 / 16332 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus - Thiruvananthpuram Weekly Express with two additional coaches i.e. one Sleeper class and one AC 3-tier on permanent basis. The details are as under-
16331 Express from Mumbai with effect from 20.2.2012. 16332 Express from Thiruvananthapuram with effect from 18.2.2012.
Wait listed Passengers of above trains are requested to please note the augmentation and check their reservation status before commencement of journey. ---- --- ---- --- ---- --- --- --- Date: February 15, 2012 This news comes to you from Public Relations Department, Central Railway, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai.
Holiday Special Trains between New Delhi and Patna In order to clear extra rust of passengers during Diwali Festival, Northern Railway will run two holiday special trains as per the following programme: 0420/0419 NEW DELHI-PATNA-NEW DELHI HOLIDAY SPECIAL The train No.0420 will depart from New Delhi on Nov. 9 & 10, 2004 ( two trips ) at 11.55 p.m. to reach Patna at 5.30 p.m. the next day. In the return direction holiday special train no.0419 will depart from Patna at 11.00 p.m. on Nov. 10 & 11, 2004 ( two trips) to reach New Delhi at 5.45 p.m., the next day. Consisting of one AC 2 tier, one AC 3 tier, eight sleeper class, two general second class and two brake van... more...
coaches will stop at Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Allahad and Mughalsarai station enroute. 0416/0415 NEW DELHI-PATNA-NEW DELHI HOLIDAY SPECIAL The train No.0416 will depart from New Delhi on Nov. 11, 2004 ( one trip ) at 2.00 p.m. to reach Patna at 10.40 a.m. the next day. In the return direction holiday special train no.0415 will depart from Patna at 12.30 p.m. on Nov. 12, 2004 (one trip) to reach New Delhi at 04.50 a.m., the next day. Consisting of one AC 2 tier, one AC 3 tier, eight sleeper class, two general second class and two brake van coaches will stop at Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Allahad and Mughalsarai station enroute.
In view to clear wait listed passengers during summer, East Coast Railway has decided to run 12 pairs of weekly summer special trains between Bhubaneswar & Shirdi, Bhubaneswar & Tirupati, Puri & Bangalore, Puri & Howrah, Sambalpur & Visakhapatnam, Visakhapatnam & Shirdi, Visakhapatnam & Nizamabad, Visakhapatnam & Hyderabad, Shalimar & Visakhapatnam, Howrah & Mysore and Howrah & Chennai from & through its jurisdiction by creating one lakh ninety thousand five hundred additional berths. 08465/08466 Bhubaneswar-Shirdi-Bhubaneswar weekly special train via Visakhapatnam, Secunderabad & Nizamabad will leave Bhubaneswar at 22.15hrs on every Friday between 1st April to 24th June 2011 and will arrive Shirdi at 11.00hrs on every Sunday. In the return direction, this train will leave Shirdi at 18.20hrs on every Sunday between 3rd April to 26th June 2011 and will arrive Bhubaneswar at 05.45hrs on every Tuesday. ... more...
08471/08472 Bhubaneswar-Tirupati-Bhubaneswar weekly special train will leave Bhubaneswar at 11.45hrs on every Saturday between 2nd April to 25th June 2011 and will arrive Tirupati at 09.45hrs on every Sunday. In the return direction, this train will leave Tirupati at 14.00hrs on every Sunday between 3rd April to 26th June 2011 and will arrive Bhubaneswar at 14.00hrs on every Monday. 08469/08470 Puri-Bangalore-Puri weekly Garib Rath special train will leave Puri at 14.30hrs on every Friday between 1st April to 24th June 2011 and will arrive Bangalore at 22.45hrs on every Saturday. In the return direction, this train will leave Bangalore at 23.55hrs on every Saturday between 2nd April to 25th June 2011 and will arrive Puri at 05.50hrs on every Monday. 08461/08462 Puri-Howrah-Puri weekly special train will leave Puri at 22.15hrs on every Tuesday between 5th April to 28th June 2011 and will arrive Howrah at 07.05hrs on every Wednesday. In the return direction, this train will leave Howrah at 20.55hrs on every Wednesday between 6th April to 29th June 2011 and will arrive Puri at 05.55hrs on every Thursday. 08301/08302 Sambalpur-Visakhapatnam-Sambalpur weekly special train via Titlagarh & Rayagada will leave Sambalpur at 21.05hrs on every Saturday between 2nd April to 25th June 2011 and will arrive Visakhapatnam at 08.15hrs on every Sunday. In the return direction, this train will leave Visakhapatnam at 22.30hrs on every Sunday between 3rd April to 26th June 2011 and will arrive Sambalpur at 08.45hrs on every Monday. 08567/08568 Visakhapatnam-Shirdi-Visakhapatnam weekly special train will leave Visakhapatnam at 05.30hrs on every Wednesday between 6th April to 29th June 2011 and will arrive Shirdi at 11.00hrs on every Thursday. In the return direction, this train will leave Shirdi at 18.20hrs on every Thursday between 7th April to 30th June 2011 and will arrive Visakhapatnam at 22.45hrs on every Friday. 08565/08566 Visakhapatnam-Nizamabad-Visakhapatnam weekly special train will leave Visakhapatnam at 19.30hrs on every Tuesday between 5th April to 28th June 2011 and will arrive Nizamabad at 11.50hrs on every Wednesday. In the return direction, this train will leave Nizamabad at 18.10hrs on every Wednesday between 6th April to 29th June 2011 and will arrive Visakhapatnam at 10.15hrs on every Thursday. 07147/07148 Visakhapatnam-Hyderabad-Visakhapatnam weekly special train will leave Visakhapatnam at 19.05hrs on every Sunday between 17th April to 19th June 2011 and will arrive Hyderabad at 08.50hrs on every Monday. In the return direction, this train will leave Hyderabad at 19.30hrs on every Saturday between 16th April to 18th June 2011 and will arrive Visakhapatnam at 08.30hrs on every Sunday. 08045/08046 Shalimar-Visakhapatnam-Shalimar weekly special train will leave Shalimar at 18.20hrs on every Tuesday between 5th April to 28th June 2011 and will arrive Visakhapatnam at 08.15hrs on every Wednesday. In the return direction, this train will leave Visakhapatnam at 18.00hrs on every Wednesday between 6th April to 29th June 2011 and will arrive Shalimar at 09.20hrs on every Thursday. 08003/08004 Howrah-Mysore-Howrah weekly special train will leave Howrah at 16.10hrs on every Friday between 4th March to 24th June 2011 and will arrive Mysore at 07.40hrs on every Sunday. In the return direction, this train will leave Mysore at 20.45hrs on every Sunday between 6th March to 26th June 2011 and will arrive Howrah at 16.20hrs on every Tuesday. 08041/08042 Howrah-Chennai-Howrah weekly special train leaving Howrah at 16.10hrs on every Wednesday between 9th February to 20th June 2011 and will arriving Chennai at 19.50hrs on every Thursday. In the return direction, this train is leaving Chennai at 14.35hrs on every Friday between 11th February to 1st July 2011 and will arriving Howrah at 19.05hrs on every Saturday. 0728/07127 Hyderabad-Shalimar-Hyderabad Weekly special train will leave Hyderabad at 21.50 hrs on every Monday between 11th April to 13th June 2011 will arrive Shalimar at 03.20 hrs on every Wednesday. In the return direction, this train will leave Shalimar at 11.50hrs on every Wednesday between 13th April to 15th June 2011 and will arrive Hyderabad at 15.15hrs on every Thursday.
South Eastern Railway plans to run 40 pairs of summer special trains from Santragachi and Shalimar terminal stations towards Kochuveli (Kerala), Chennai, Mumbai and Durg to clear extra rush of passengers ensuing summer. These trains will run on different nominated days effective April 3 to June 29, according to a press statement from south eastern railway. PAN-INDIA CHUG Out of these 40 pairs of summer special trains, seven pairs will run between Santragachi and Kochuveli, seven will run between Shalimar and Chennai, 13 between Santragachi and Mumbai LTT and the rest 13 between Santragachi and Durg, the release said.
Mar 27 2012 (8:23AM)new train(bishnubusiness.webs.com)
Sambalpur: On 26 Mar 2012 railway has introduced a new train from Howrah to Sambalpur via Tata,rourkela. The Train will start running from 16th April(Subject to further announcement. will run Mon,Wed,Fri from Howrah and Tue,thu,Sat from