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Minister of Railways Flags off Sri Ganganagar - Tiruchirappalli Humsafar Express

Minister of Railways Launches New Catering Policy

Minister of Railways Launches New Partnership with India Post for Business Parcel
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Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu flagged off the fourth Humsafar clan of trains and first Antyodaya clan of trains through video conferencing from Rail Bhawan:
1. Train No 14715/14716 Sri Ganganagar - Tiruchirappalli Humsafar Express (Weekly) (via Krishnarajapuram, Pune, Ahmedabad)
2. Train No 22877/22878 Ernakulam - Howrah Antyodaya Express (Weekly) (via Salem, Katpadi, Visakhapatnam)
He also launched the following policies:
1. New Catering Policy 2017.
2. New partnership in Parcel Business with Department of Post.
Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A. K. Mital, Member Traffic Shri Mohd Jamshed, other Railway Board Members, Secretary Department of Post Shri Boyapati V. Sudhakar and other senior officials were also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion Ministry of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said that “This is the fourth Humsafar Express to be launched and it will cross the entire country from North to South. Humsafar train is a fully Air Conditioned 3 AC service having facilities like GPS based Passenger Information System, Passenger announcement System, fire and smoke detection and suppression system, CCTVs, comfortable seats, mobile and laptop charging points, integrated Braille display, LCD display above compartment doors in the aisle, Fire retardant curtains, etc.”
He also said that “Today we are launching the country’s first Antyodaya Express to be launched. Tejas and UDAY Express will be launched soon. Antyodaya Express is a long-distance, fully unreserved, superfast train service, for the common man to be operated on dense routes. Antyodaya Express will have facilities like Cushioned luggage racks which can serve as seats Additional hand holds in doorway area, J-Hook near longitudinal luggage racks, Multiple Unit cables at both ends of the coach, Vestibuled ends for internal movement of the passengers, Potable Drinking water dispenser, Mobile charging points, Fire Extinguisher with anti-theft lock, FRP (Fibre Reinforced Plastic) Modular Toilets, Pleasing interior colour scheme, Toilet Occupation indication display board, LED Lights, SS Slip-free flooring at Doorway & Gangway, Anti-Graffiti coating for exterior painting, etc.”
Shri Prabhu further said that “In this new Catering Policy food production and food distribution will be delinked. This will be a marriage between the best of both worlds. Food can be cooked anywhere like the state of the art kitchens of IRCTC in a hygienic manner using mechanized system. Food can be distributed using professionals from the hospitality industry. For making of food SHGs especially women SHGs can be used which will benefit them.”
He also said that “Parcel is the fastest moving freight business of Indian Railways. Through this new Business Parcel Policy not only India Post but any private player can also book space in trains for movement of their Business Parcel. Before rolling out this scheme on All India basis test was done on 2 trains viz, Train No. 15959 Howrah-Guwahati-Dibrugarh Kamrup Express between Howrah and Guwahati and Train No. 12721 Hyderabad-Nizamuddin Deccan Express between Hyderabad and Nizamuddin . After the success of the test today this scheme is rolled out at All India level.”
Salient Features of Services / Policies launched:
Humsafar Express
Indian Railways introduced a new Humsafar Express between Sriganganagar and Tiruchchirapalli viz. 14715/14716 Sriganganagar-Tiruchchirapalli Humsafar Express (Weekly). The train service inaugurated on 27.02.2017 by Minister of Railways through video conferencing from Rail Bhawan, New Delhi. As announced in Railway Budget 2016-17, Humsafar Express are fully air-conditioned third AC service with an optional service for meals. Till date, 3 Humsafar Express trains have been introduced on Indian Railways.
The abstract schedule including timings, composition, stoppages etc. of the train service to be introduced is as under:
14715/14716 Sriganganagar-Tiruchchirapalli Humsafar Express (Weekly)

Arrives
Departs
Stoppage
Day ↑
Station Code
Station Name
Distance (km)
Day ↓
Arrives
Departs
Stoppage
13:30


Thu ↑
TPJ
Tiruchchirappalli Junction
0
Thu ↓

23:30

11:27
11:30
3m
Thu ↑
KRR
Karur Junction
76.2
Fri ↓
1:07
1:10
3m
10:54
10:55
1m
Thu ↑
NMKL
Namakkal
110.1
Fri ↓
1:39
1:40
1m
9:55
10:05
10m
Thu ↑
SA
Salem Junction
161.8
Fri ↓
2:45
2:50
5m
6:08
6:10
2m
Thu ↑
BWT
Bangarapet Junction
357
Fri ↓
6:42
6:45
3m
5:08
5:10
2m
Thu ↑
KJM
Krishnarajapuram
413.3
Fri ↓
7:38
7:40
2m
4:48
4:50
2m
Thu ↑
BAND
Banaswadi
419.4
Fri ↓
7:53
7:55
2m
3:20
3:25
5m
Thu ↑
TK
Tumakuru (Tumkur)
498.4
Fri ↓
11:15
11:20
5m
1:30
1:35
5m
Thu ↑
ASK
Arsikere Junction
594.7
Fri ↓
13:10
13:15
5m
0:38
0:40
2m
Thu ↑
RRB
Birur Junction
640.1
Fri ↓
13:58
14:00
2m
22:52
22:53
1m
Wed ↑
DVG
Davangere
754.8
Fri ↓
15:43
15:45
2m
22:33
22:35
2m
Wed ↑
HRR
Harihar
767.6
Fri ↓
15:58
16:00
2m
20:15
20:25
10m
Wed ↑
UBL
Hubballi Junction (Hubli)
898.7
Fri ↓
19:10
19:20
10m
19:18
19:20
2m
Wed ↑
DWR
Dharwad
918.7
Fri ↓
19:40
19:42
2m
17:08
17:10
2m
Wed ↑
BGM
Belagavi (Belgaum)
1040.5
Fri ↓
22:10
22:12
2m
14:50
15:00
10m
Wed ↑
MRJ
Miraj Junction
1177.8
Sat ↓
1:10
1:20
10m
13:55
14:00
5m
Wed ↑
SLI
Sangli
1185
Sat ↓
1:32
1:35
3m
10:52
10:55
3m
Wed ↑
STR
Satara
1311.7
Sat ↓
3:42
3:45
3m
7:40
7:50
10m
Wed ↑
PUNE
Pune Junction
1457.3
Sat ↓
8:05
8:15
10m
6:18
6:20
2m
Wed ↑
LNL
Lonavala
1521
Sat ↓
9:33
9:35
2m
4:47
4:50
3m
Wed ↑
KYN
Kalyan Junction
1595.3
Sat ↓
11:00
11:03
3m
3:38
3:40
2m
Wed ↑
BSR
Vasai Road
1636.9
Sat ↓
12:10
12:12
2m
0:01
0:06
5m
Wed ↑
ST
Surat
1852.8
Sat ↓
15:30
15:35
5m
21:43
21:48
5m
Tue ↑
BRC
Vadodara Junction
1982.6
Sat ↓
17:18
17:23
5m
20:58
21:00
2m
Tue ↑
ANND
Anand Junction
2018.3
Sat ↓
17:58
18:00
2m
20:41
20:43
2m
Tue ↑
ND
Nadiad Junction
2036.8
Sat ↓
18:14
18:16
2m
19:35
19:55
20m
Tue ↑
ADI
Ahmedabad Junction
2082.4
Sat ↓
19:10
19:20
10m
17:59
18:01
2m
Tue ↑
MSH
Mahesana Junction
2151.7
Sat ↓
20:41
20:43
2m
15:50
16:00
10m
Tue ↑
ABR
Abu Road
2269.1
Sat ↓
23:05
23:15
10m
13:00
13:02
2m
Tue ↑
MJ
Marwar Junction
2434.5
Sun ↓
2:28
2:30
2m
10:50
11:05
15m
Tue ↑
JU
Jodhpur Junction
2538.6
Sun ↓
4:05
4:15
10m
5:55
6:20
25m
Tue ↑
BKN
Bikaner Junction
2814.4
Sun ↓
9:25
9:35
10m
2:50
2:55
5m
Tue ↑
SOG
Suratgarh Junction
2996.2
Sun ↓
12:10
12:15
5m
1:25
1:50
25m
Tue ↑
HMH
Hanumangarh Junction
3046.7
Sun ↓
13:15
13:25
10m

0:25

Tue ↑
SGNR
Shri Ganganagar Junction
3113.7
Sun ↓
15:15



● Days of run: Ex-SGNR – Tuesday
Ex-TPJ – Thursday
● One way distance: 3199 Kms.
Screenshot 2017-02-24 at 9.16.57 AM.png
Route of Train No. 14715/14716 Humsafar Express
● Stoppages: Hanumangarh, Suratgarh, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Marwar Jn., Abu Road, Palanpur, Mahesana, Ahmedabad, Nadiad, Anand, Vadodara, Bharuch, Surat, Vasai Road, Kalyan, Lonavala, Pune, Satara, Sangli, Miraj, Belgaum, Dharwad, Hubballi, Harihar, Davangere, Birur, Arsikere, Tumakuru, Banaswadi, Krishnrajapuram, Bangerpet, Salem, Namakkal, Karur
● Composition of regular service: 3AC-16, Power Car-2, Pantry Car-1= 19 coaches
● Primary Maintenance: Sri Ganganagar (NWR)
● Nature of Service: Humsafar Express

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Antyodaya Express
Indian Railways introduced the first Antyodaya Express between Ernakulam and Howrah viz. 22877/22878 Ernakulam-Howrah Antyodaya Express (Weekly). The train service was inaugurated on 27.02.2017 by Minister of Railways through video conferencing from Rail Bhawan, New Delhi. As announced in Railway Budget 2016-17, Antyodaya Express are long-distance, fully unreserved, superfast train service, for the common man to be operated on dense routes.
The abstract schedule including timings, composition, stoppages etc. of the train service to be introduced is as under:
22877/22878 Ernakulam-Howrah Antyodaya Express (Weekly)
22878 Ernakulam-Howrah Antyodaya Express (Weekly)

Station

22877 Howrah-Ernakulam Antyodaya Express (Weekly)
Arr.
Dep.



Arr.
Dep.
-
00.25 (Tue)

Ernakulam

06.00 (Mon)

14.50 (Wed)


Howrah


17.00 (Sat)
● Days of run: Ex-ERS – Tuesday
Ex-HWH – Saturday
● One way distance: 2307 Kms.
● Stoppages: Kharagpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Khurda Road, Brahmapur, Palasa, Srikakulam Road, Vizianagaram, Duvvada, Rajahmundry, Vijaywada, Ongole, Renigunta, Katpadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Erode, Coiambatore, Palakkad, Thrisur
Screenshot 2017-02-24 at 9.21.00 AM.png
Route of Train No 22877/22878 Antyodaya Express
● Composition of regular service: General Coach-20, Power car-2= 22 coaches
● Primary Maintenance: Santragachi on RBPC (SER)
● Nature of Service: Antyodaya Express
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New Catering Policy 2017
Mobile Units and Base Kitchens:

● IRCTC shall manage catering service on all mobile units including catering services on all new trains/ trains started on short notice. Pantry car contracts awarded by zonal railways shall also be reassigned to IRCTC.
● Meals for all mobile units will be picked up from the nominated kitchens, owned operated and managed by IRCTC. IRCTC shall develop different archetypes of kitchens keeping in view supply of food and usage assessed.
○ All four Base Kitchens under departmental operation of Zonal Railways (Nagpur, CSTM, BCT and Balharshah) and all kitchen units i.e. Refreshment Rooms at A1 and A category stations, Jan Ahaar, Cell Kitchens shall be handed over to IRCTC on ‘as is where is basis’. Besides IRCTC may set up its own Kitchens at additional stations if required.
○ Kitchen structures/ land/space will be handed over by Zonal Railways to IRCTC, for a period of 10 years extendable for another period of 5 years, on a token license fee of Re.1/- (Re. one) per sqft. p.a. subject to minimum of Rs.100/- p.a.
○ IRCTC shall develop the Business model for the kitchens so that they can expand and enhance the service.
○ IRCTC shall prepare and submit a detailed concession agreement for setting up/development of the kitchens for approval of Railway Board.
○ IRCTC shall not outrightly outsource or issue licenses for provision of catering services to private licensees.
○ IRCTC shall determine the menu of standard meals and A-la-carte items. The standard meals served in trains shall be within the fixed tariff approved by Railway Board.
● IRCTC may involve/empanel Self Help groups for providing catering related services.
Static Units
● Zonal Railways will manage static units (catering/milk stalls, trolleys etc.) except base kitchens and kitchen units to be handed over to IRCTC. IRCTC shall be responsible for catering services in static unit viz., Food Plazas, Food Courts and Fast Food Units.
● Allotment of all Minor Catering units at all category of stations to be done through open tender.
● For the first time, it has been envisaged that Allotment of Special Minor Units (reserved category) at all category stations will be done through open tendering system within the similar reserved category. The technical eligibility criteria has been simplified
● Allotment of Milk Stalls at all stations shall be done through open tender system as against calling application.
● For Milk Stalls, in addition to dairy cooperative federations/members of NCDFI bodies/agencies registered/certified by FSSAI for sale of milk and milk products have been made eligible to participate at all category of stations.
● Provision of perpetual renewal has been done away with. Now it has been envisaged that tenure of all static units (except kitchen units and Food Plaza) shall be 5 years only.
● For smooth implementation of renewal, ceiling limit on holding of minor units including milk stalls, computation of units has been defined.
● 33% sub quota for women in allotment of each category of minor catering units at all category of stations has been provided.
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Partnership in Parcel Business with Department of Post
1. In order to provide end to end parcel services to the customers by effective partnership between Indian Railways and Department of Post, certain sectors have been identified in which the parcel traffic offered by DOP can be transported by IR.
2. Department of Post has identified following trains for allotment of parcel space in the assistant guard compartment of front SLR :
○ 15959 Howrah-Guwahati- Dibrugarh Kamrup Express.(Howrah-Guwahati)
○ 18646 Hyderabad-Howrah East Coast Express.(Hyderabad-Howrah)
○ 12322 Mumbai-Howrah Mail.( Mumbai-Howrah)
○ 12721 Hyderabad-Nizamuddin Dakshin Express.( Hyderabad-Delhi)
○ 17230 Hyderabad-Tiruvananthapuram- Sabari Express. (Hyderabad-Cochin).
3. Out of the above 5 trains, AGC space was made available for use of Department of Posts on RMS rates in two trains (i) 15959 Howrah-Guwahati-Dibrugarh Kamrup Express between Howrah and Guwahati at Rs 7115 per trip and (ii) 12721 Hyderabad-Nizamuddin Deccan Express between Hyderabad and Nizamuddin at Rs 10020 per trip on pilot basis for six months.
4. The permission could not be granted in remaining trains due to reversal of engine enroute.
5. DoP has commenced operations on the 12721 Hyderabad-Nizamuddin from 01.02.2017 and on 15959 Howrah-Guwahati from 20.02.2017.
6. Now DOP has been permitted to use AGC of train 12322 from 27.02.2017 as engine reversal enroute is not involved anymore. The per trip earning from the service will be Rs 12,954/- and the assured transit time from Mumbai to Howrah is 38 hrs.
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Partnership in Parcel Business with Department of Post
1. In order to provide end to end parcel services to the customers by effective partnership between Indian Railways and Department of Post, certain sectors have been identified in which the parcel traffic offered by DOP can be transported by IR.
2. Department of Post has identified following trains for allotment of parcel space in the assistant guard compartment of front SLR :
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15959 Howrah-Guwahati- Dibrugarh Kamrup Express.(Howrah-Guwahati)
○ 18646 Hyderabad-Howrah East Coast Express.(Hyderabad-Howrah)
○ 12322 Mumbai-Howrah Mail.( Mumbai-Howrah)
○ 12721 Hyderabad-Nizamuddin Dakshin Express.( Hyderabad-Delhi)
○ 17230 Hyderabad-Tiruvananthapuram- Sabari Express. (Hyderabad-Cochin).
3. Out of the above 5 trains, AGC space was made available for use of Department of Posts on RMS rates in two trains (i) 15959 Howrah-Guwahati-Dibrugarh Kamrup Express between Howrah and Guwahati at Rs 7115 per trip and (ii) 12721 Hyderabad-Nizamuddin Deccan Express between Hyderabad and Nizamuddin at Rs 10020 per trip on pilot basis for six months.
4. The permission could not be granted in remaining trains due to reversal of engine enroute.
5. DoP has commenced operations on the 12721 Hyderabad-Nizamuddin from 01.02.2017 and on 15959 Howrah-Guwahati from 20.02.2017.
6. Now DOP has been permitted to use AGC of train 12322 from 27.02.2017 as engine reversal enroute is not involved anymore. The per trip earning from the service will be Rs 12,954/- and the assured transit time from Mumbai to Howrah is 38 hrs.

  
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SGNR-TPJ seems to be an off-shoot of JP-YPR Garib Rath Express

  
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Today (20:14)  For passenger convenience and to clear extra rush W.Rly plans 304 services of 13 Summer Special trains to various destinations (www.wr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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To clear extra rush in regular trains during forthcoming Summer Vacations and to ensure better convenience to the passengers, Western Railway has planned 304services of 13 Summer Special trains to various destinations w.e.f. April, 2017. Out of these 13 special trains, 6 are from Mumbai, 2 from Ahmedabad,2 from Gandhidham, o­ne from Valsad, o­ne from Okha and o­ne from Indore.
The opening of booking will be 30 days prior for Suvidha Trains and 60 days prior for train o­n Special fare to the date of journey as per Advance Reservation Period through PRS counters and IRCTC's website.
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Central- Lucknow Jn (Weekly) SuperFast Suvidha Special Train (24 services)
Train No. 82907 Mumbai Central - Lucknow Weekly Super Fast Suvidha Special train will leave Mumbai Central at 19.45 hrs o­n every Thursday and will reach Lucknow at 20.40 hrs, the next day. This train will run from 13th April to 29th June, 2017.
Similarly, in return direction Train No. 82908 Lucknow - Mumbai Central Weekly Super Fast Suvidha Special train will leave Lucknow at 22.35 hrs o­n every Friday and reach Mumbai Central at 23.10 hrs, the next day. This train will run from 14th April to 30th June, 2017.
The train will have AC II Tier, AC III Tier, Sleeper Class Coaches & Pantry Car.
The train will halt at Borivali, Vapi, Surat, Vadodara, Ratlam, Ujjain, Bina, Jhansi, Orai and Kanpur Central stations in both directions.
Booking for train No. 82907 will be opened from 14thMarch, 2017 at all Passenger Reservation Centre and IRCTC website.
ØBandra(T)-Gorakhpur (Weekly) Suvidha Special Train (24 services)
Train No. 82909 Bandra (T)- Gorakhpur Weekly Suvidha Special train will leave Bandra (T) at 05.10 hrs o­n every Saturday and will reach Gorakhpur at 14.25 hrs, the next day. This train will run from 8th April to 24th June, 2017.
Similarly, in return direction Train No. 82910 Gorakhpur - Bandra (T) Weekly Suvidha Special train will leave Gorakhpur at 20.55 hrs o­n every Sunday and reach Bandra (T) at 10.20 hrs o­n Tuesday. This train will run from 9th April to 25th June, 2017.
The train will have AC II Tier, AC III Tier, Sleeper Class Coaches & Pantry Car.
The train will halt at Borivali, Vapi, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Godhra, Dahod, Ratlam, Nagda, Kota, Sawai Madhopur, Gangapur City, Hindaun City, Bharatpur, Achhnera, Mathura Jn, Hathras City, Kasganj, Farrukhabad, Kannauj, Kanpur Central, Lucknow, Gonda and Basti stations in both directions.
Booking for train No. 82909 will be opened from 9thMarch, 2017 at all Passenger Reservation Centre and IRCTC website.
ØBandra(T)- Jammu Tawi Weekly AC Super Fast Special Train o­n Special Fare
(24 services)
Train No. 09021 Bandra (T)-Jammu Tawi Weekly AC Superfast Special train will leave Bandra (T) at 05.10 hrs every Monday and reach Jammu Tawi at 15.30 hrs, the next day. This train will run from 10th April to 26thJune, 2017.
Similarly, in return direction Train No. 09022 Jammu Tawi - Bandra (T) Weekly AC Superfast Special train will leave Jammu Tawi at 23.15 hrs every Tuesday and reach Bandra (T) at 10.20 hrs o­n Thursday. This train will run from 11th April to 27th June, 2017.
The train will have AC II Tier, AC III Tier Coaches and AC Chair Car Coaches.
The train will halt at Borivali, Vapi, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Godhra, Dahod, Ratlam, Nagda, Kota, Sawai Madhopur, Hindaun City, Mathura Jn, New Delhi, Ambala Cantt, Ludhiana, Jalandhar Cantt and Pathankot Cantt stations in both directions.
Booking for train No. 09021 will be opened from 22ndFebruary, 2017 at all Passenger Reservation Centre and IRCTC website.
ØMumbai Central-New Delhi (Weekly) AC Super Fast Special Train o­n Special Fare
(24 services)
Train No. 09005 Mumbai Central – New Delhi Weekly AC Superfast Special train will depart Mumbai Central at 16.00 hrs o­n every Friday and reach New Delhi at 07.55 hrs the next day. This train will run from 14th April to 30th June, 2017.
Similarly, Train No. 09006 New Delhi - Mumbai Central Weekly AC Superfast Special train will depart New Delhi at 14.50 hrs o­n Saturday and arrive Mumbai Central at 06.55 hrs the next day. This train will run from 15th April to 1st July, 2017.
The train has AC II Tier, AC III Tier & Pantry car.
Enroute train halts o­nly at Vadodara and Kota stations.
Booking for train No. 09005 will be opened from 24thFebruary, 2017 at all Passenger Reservation Centre and IRCTC website.
ØMumbai Central- Jalandhar City (Weekly) AC Special Train o­n Special Fare (24 services)
Train No. 09003 Mumbai Central – Jalandhar City Weekly AC Special train will leave Mumbai Central at 23.05 hrs every Sunday and will reach Jalandhar City at 09.15 hrs o­n Tuesday. This train will run from 9th April to 25thJune, 2017.
Similarly, in return direction Train No. 09004 Jalandhar City - Mumbai Central Weekly AC Special train will leave Jalandhar City at 11.30 hrs every Tuesday and reach Mumbai Central at 23.10 hrs, the next day. This train will run from 11th April to 27th June, 2017.
The train will have AC II Tier, AC III Tier & Pantry Car.
The train will halt at Borivali, Vapi, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Godhra, Dahod, Ratlam, Nagda, Bhawani Mandi, Kota, Sawai Madhopur, Gangapur City, Hindaun City, Bharatpur, Mathura Jn, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Saharanpur, Ambala Cantt and Ludhiana stations in both directions.
Booking for train No. 09003 will be opened from 26thFebruary, 2017 at all Passenger Reservation Centre and IRCTC website.
ØBandra(T) – Ahmedabad Weekly Super Fast Special Train o­n Special Fare (24 services)
Train No. 09029 Bandra (T) - Ahmedabad Weekly Superfast Special train will depart Bandra(T) at 00.20 hrs every Saturday and will reach Ahmedabad at 08.25 hrs o­n the same day. This train will run from 8thApril to 24th June, 2017.
Similarly, Train No. 09030 Ahmedabad – Bandra(T) Weekly Superfast Special train will depart Ahmedabad at 21.50 hrs every Saturday and will reach Bandra (T) at 06.15 hrs, the next day. This train will run from 8th April to 24thJune, 2017.
The train will have AC II Tier, AC III Tier, Sleeper Class and Second Class General Coaches.
Enroute the train will halt at Borivali, Vapi, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand and Nadiad stations in both directions.
Booking for train No. 09029 & 09030 will be opened from 26thFebruary, 2017 at all Passenger Reservation Centre and IRCTC website.
ØAhmedabad – Delhi Sarai Rohilla AC Superfast (Weekly) Special Train o­n Special Fare
(24 services)
Train No. 09413 Ahmedabad-Delhi Sarai Rohilla (Weekly) AC Superfast Special train will depart from Ahmedabad at 16.10 hrs every Saturday and reach Delhi Sarai Rohilla at 06.50 hrs. the next day. This train will run from 8th April to 24th June, 2017.
Similarly, Train No. 09414 Delhi Sarai Rohilla - Ahmedabad (Weekly) AC Superfast Special train will depart from Delhi Sarai Rohilla at 15.50 hrs every Sunday and reach Ahmedabad at 07.00 hrs the next day. This train will run from 9th April to 25th June, 2017.
The train will have AC II Tier, AC III Tier Coaches and Pantry car.
The train will halt at Palanpur, Abu Road, Ajmer, Jaipur and Gurgaon stations in both directions.
Booking for train No. 09413 will be opened from 24thFebruary, 2017 at all Passenger Reservation Centre and IRCTC website.
ØAhmedabad – Patna (Weekly) AC Special Train (via Anand, Godhra) o­n Special Fare
(24 services)
Train No. 09411 Ahmedabad - Patna Weekly AC Special train will leave from Ahmedabad at 23.25 hrs every Monday and will reach Patna at 08.45 hrs o­n Wednesday. This train will run from 10thApril to 26th June, 2017.
Similarly, Train No. 09412 Patna - Ahmedabad Weekly AC Special train will leave Patna at 11.35 hrs every Wednesday and will reach Ahmedabad at 19.00 hrs the next day. This train will run from 12thApril to 28th June, 2017.
The train will have AC II Tier, AC III Tier Coaches and Pantry car.
This train will halt at Nadiad, Anand, Vadodara, Godhra, Dahod, Ratlam, Nagda, Kota, Sawai Madhopur, Gangapur City, Hindaun City, Bayana, Agra Fort, Tundla, Kanpur, Allahabad Mughalsarai, Buxar, Ara and Danapur stations in both directions.
Booking for train No. 09411 will be opened from 24thFebruary, 2017 at all Passenger Reservation Centre and IRCTC website.
ØValsad - Chhapra (Weekly) Suvidha Special Train (22 services)
Train No. 82911 Valsad - Chhapra Weekly Suvidha Special train will leave Valsad at 22.35 hrs every Sunday and will reach Chhapra at 06.00 hrs o­n Tuesday. This train will run from 16th April to 25th June, 2017.
Similarly, in return direction Train No. 82912 Chhapra – Valsad Weekly Suvidha Special train will leave Chhapra at 07.35 hrs every Tuesday and reach Valsad at 15.10 hrs, the next day. This train will run from 18th April to 27th June, 2017.
The train will have AC II Tier, AC III Tier, Sleeper class and Second Class General Coaches.
The train will halt at Udhna, Nandurbar, Amalner, Jalgaon, Bhusawal, Khandwa, Harda, Etarsi, Pipariya, Jabalpur, Katni, Satna, Manikpur, Allahabad, Varanasi and Ballia stations in both directions.
Booking for train No. 82911 will be opened from 17thMarch, 2017 at all Passenger Reservation Centre and IRCTC website.
ØGandhidham- Jalandhar City (Weekly) Special Train o­n Special Fare (24 services)
Train No. 09453 Gandhidham – Jalandhar City Weekly Special train will leave Gandhidham at 17.30 hrs every Monday and will reach Jalandhar City at 22.50 hrs the next day. This train will run from 10th April to 26th June, 2017.
Similarly, in return direction Train No. 09454 Jalandhar City - Gandhidham Weekly Special train will leave Jalandhar City at 05.50 hrs every Wednesday and reach Gandhidham at 09.30 hrs, the next day. This train will run from 12th April to 28thJune, 2017.
The train will have AC II Tier, AC III Tier, Sleeper Class and Second Class General Coaches.
The train will halt at Bhachau, Samakhiali, Santalpur, Radhanpur, Diyodar, Bhildi, Disa, Palanpur, Abu Road, Falna, Marwar Jn, Beawar, Ajmer, Kishangarh, Fulera, Ringus, Sri Madhopur, Nim Ka Thana, Narnoul, Ateli, Rewari, Charki Dadri, Bhiwani, Hansi, Hissar and Ludhiana stations in both directions.
Booking for train No. 09453 will be opened from 22ndFebruary, 2017 at all Passenger Reservation Centre and IRCTC website.
ØGandhidham- Tirunelvelli (Weekly) Special Train (via Vasai) o­n Special Fare
(18 services)
Train No. 09458 Gandhidham – Tirunelvelli Weekly Special train will leave Gandhidham at 13.50 hrs every Monday and will reach Tirunelvelli at 11.30 hrs o­n Wednesday. This train will run from 10th April to 5th June, 2017. This train will reach at Vasai Road station on every Tuesday at 03.10 Hrs.
Similarly, in return direction Train No. 09457 Tirunelvelli - Gandhidham Weekly Special train will leave Tirunelvelli at 07.45 hrs every Thursday and reach Gandhidham at 04.30 hrs, o­n Saturday. This train will run from 13th April to 8thJune, 2017. This train will reach at Vasai Road station on every Friday at 15.10 Hrs.
The train will have AC II Tier, AC III Tier, Sleeper Class and Second Class General Coaches.
This train will halt at Bhachau, Samakhiali Jn., Dhrangandhra, Viramgam, Ahmedabad, Nadiad Jn., Anand, Vadodara, Surat, Vapi, Vasai Road, Panvel, Roha, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Karmali, Madgaon, Karwar, Kumta, Udupi, Mangalore Jn., Kasargod, Kannur, Kozhikode, Tirur, Shoranur Jn., Thrissur, Ernakulam Jn, Alappuzha, Kollam, Trivandrum, Nagercoil Town and Valliyur stations in both the directions.
Booking for train No. 09458 will be opened from 22ndFebruary, 2017 at all Passenger Reservation Centre and IRCTC website.
ØIndore – Patna Weekly Special Train o­n Special Fare (24 services)
Train No. 09305 Indore - Patna Weekly Special train will depart from Indore at 10.00 hrs o­n every Sunday and reach Patna at 12.35 hrs, the next day. This train will run from 09thApril to 25th June, 2017.
Similarly, in return direction Train No. 09306 Patna - Indore Weekly Special train will depart from Patna at 17.25 hrs o­n every Monday and reach Indore at 22.00 hrs, the next day. This train will run from 10th April to 26th June, 2017.
The train will have AC II Tier, AC III Tier, Sleeper Class and Second Class General Coaches.
The train will halt at Dewas, Ujjain, Sujalpur, Sehore, Bairagarh, Bina, Jhansi, Orai, Kanpur Central, Lucknow, Varanasi, Mughalsarai, Buxar, Ara and Danapur stations in both directions.
Booking for train No. 09305 will be opened from 24thFebruary, 2017 at all Passenger Reservation Centre and IRCTC website.
·Okha – Sainagar Shirdi Weekly Special Train (via Vasai Road) o­n Special Fare (24 Trips)
Train No. 09564 Okha – Sainagar Shirdi Weekly Special train will leave Okha at 18.00 hrs every Tuesday and reach Sainagar Shirdi at 20.00 hrs, the next day. This train will run from 11th April to 27th June, 2017. This train will reach at Vasai Road station on every Wednesday at 11.35 Hrs.
Similarly, in return direction Train No. 09563 Sainagar Shirdi - Okha Weekly Special train will leave Sainagar Shirdi at 22.25 hrs every Wednesday and will reach Okha at 22.00 hrs, the next day. This train will run from 12th April to 28th June, 2017. This train will reach at Vasai Road station on every Thursday at 04.50 Hrs.
The train will have AC II Tier, Sleeper class and Second Class General Coaches.
This train will halt at Dwarka, Khambalia, Jamnagar, Hapa, Rajkot, Wankaner, Surendranagar, Viramgam, Ahmedabad, Nadiad, Anand, Vadodara, Surat, Vapi, Vasai Road, Kalyan, Igatpuri, Nashik, Manmad and Kopargaon stations in both the directions.
Booking for train No. 09564 will be opened from 22ndFebruary, 2017 at all Passenger Reservation Centre and IRCTC website.
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Today (19:13)  Train No.06041/06042 Weekly Suvidha Superfast Exp between Ernakulam–Mysuru–Ernakulam with special fare to clear extra rush during #summer (pbs.twimg.com)
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Station Tag: Erode Junction/ED added by Ballari Express~/1060656

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Station Tag: Coimbatore Main Junction/CBE added by Ballari Express~/1060656

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Station Tag: Ernakulam Junction (South)/ERS added by Ballari Express~/1060656

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Station Tag: Mysuru Junction (Mysore)/MYS added by Ballari Express~/1060656

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Train Tag: Kollam - Chennai Central Sabarimala Special Fare Special/06042 added by Ballari Express~/1060656

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Train No.06041/06042 Weekly Suvidha Superfast Exp between Ernakulam–Mysuru–Ernakulam with special fare to clear extra rush during #summer
  
Today (18:41)  4 years later, stink stays on Chennai-Bengaluru trains (m.timesofindia.com)
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Feb 27 2017 (18:41)
Station Tag: Chennai Central/MAS added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 27 2017 (18:41)
Station Tag: Mysuru Junction (Mysore)/MYS added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 27 2017 (18:41)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 27 2017 (18:41)
Train Tag: Brindavan Express/12640 added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 27 2017 (18:41)
Train Tag: Brindavan Express/12639 added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 27 2017 (18:41)
Train Tag: Chennai Central - KSR Bengaluru City AC Double Decker Express/22625 added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 27 2017 (18:41)
Train Tag: Chennai Central - KSR Bengaluru City AC Double Decker Express/22625 added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 27 2017 (18:41)
Train Tag: Kaveri Express/16022 added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 27 2017 (18:41)
Train Tag: Kaveri Express/16021 added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 27 2017 (18:41)
Train Tag: Lalbagh Express/12608 added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 27 2017 (18:41)
Train Tag: Lalbagh Express/12607 added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 27 2017 (18:41)
Train Tag: KSR Bengaluru City - Chennai Central Shatabdi Express/12028 added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 27 2017 (18:41)
Train Tag: Chennai Central - KSR Bengaluru City Shatabdi Express/12027 added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 27 2017 (18:41)
Train Tag: Mysuru - Chennai Central Shatabdi Express/12008 added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Feb 27 2017 (18:41)
Train Tag: Chennai Central - Mysuru Shatabdi Express/12007 added by Muzzammil Cool/35650

Posted by: Muzzammil Cool  9 news posts
CHENNAI: Four years after an Indo-American study, on passenger comfort in AC coaches of trains between Chennai and Bengaluru revealed that unclean toilets and poor quality of food were the biggest grievances, nothing seems to have changed on the ground.
The Double Decker train has been introduced and number of passengers has increased but for those frequenting the route on any one of the trains including Brindavan Express, Lalbagh Express, Kaveri Express or Shatabdi, food and hygiene are still a problem. "I usually travel to Chennai for work and return the same evening. Though the ticket pricing is high as it includes meals, the quality of food has gone from bad to worse. You get better upma in a roadside eatery, and
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CHENNAI: Four years after an Indo-American study, on passenger comfort in AC coaches of trains between Chennai and Bengaluru revealed that unclean toilets and poor quality of food were the biggest grievances, nothing seems to have changed on the ground.
The Double Decker train has been introduced and number of passengers has increased but for those frequenting the route on any one of the trains including Brindavan Express, Lalbagh Express, Kaveri Express or Shatabdi, food and hygiene are still a problem. "I usually travel to Chennai for work and return the same evening. Though the ticket pricing is high as it includes meals, the quality of food has gone from bad to worse. You get better upma in a roadside eatery, and the soggy omelettes are just inedible," said N James, a businessman.
In Shatabdi, which is supposed to cater to high-end customers, the toilets are hardly cleaned making them unusable. "The railways should organise a meeting with the passengers to find out which services need to be improved. Railways should not take passengers for granted. The reason why buses of Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) between Bengaluru and Chennai are popular is because of the quality of services they offer," said James.
The study titled 'An approach to prioritise customer-based, cost effective service enhancements' was published in 'The Service Industries Journal' in 2016. Co-authored by academicians including professors from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) and Stanford University, USA, the study surveyed 325 passengers aboard air-conditioned compartments of multiple day trains operating between Chennai and Bengaluru.
While cleaner toilets, greater safety and quality food were the top priorities for passengers, it found that on-board internet/wi-fi access has little traction in the section that ferries a chunk of information technology professionals.
As part of the study, commuters were asked to list their priorities in services and rank them. Based on it, the surveyors arrived at 19 service improvements that needed improvement.
V Seenu Srinivasan, professor from Stanford University and one of the co-authors of the study, said respondents rated cleanliness highest among the 19 services that required improvement. "High priority was for cleaner toilets and low priority was given for greater luggage space. Shorter travel time was important but was not among the pressing demands," he said.
The researchers also conducted a similar survey on 16 railway officials to understand the expenditure for enhancing these services. "Railway officials told us that reducing travel time is more costly and difficult. Cleaning toilets is much cheaper," said Srinivasan, also an adjunct professor at Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai.
Replying to a question on what developments the railways should prioritise, he said, "If railways has limited budget, will they be spending on bullet trains or clean toilets? The simple answer is clean the toilets first."
  
Today (18:17)  Goods train get derailed at GTB nagar At 4.15am 27th feb (youtu.be)
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Today (17:24)  Mumbai: Kurla-bound goods train derails, services on Harbour line suspended (m.hindustantimes.com)
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The Central Railway suspended suburban services on the harbour line early on Monday after a Kurla-bound goods train was derailed at Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar.
Railway sources said three of the train’s wagons, along with a brake van, were derailed at 4.15 am.
No one was injured. However, the incident threw harbour line services out of gear. Officials are yet to ascertain the cause of the incident. Efforts to move the derailed coaches from the track are ongoing.
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spokespersons declined to specify a time frame within which the coaches would be moved. However, railway sources said the services are likely to be restored by noon.
“Harbour line services between CST and Kurla were affected owing to the derailment of a goods train at 4:15 am. Trains running between Kurla-Panvel and Wadala-Andheri were affected,” said CR spokesperson.
Though the CR has arranged for extra trains on the line, the incident means harbour and main line commuters are likely to face a tough time during the morning peak hours.
“Six additional trains are in service on CST-Andheri/Kurla, Panvel-Vashi/Thane and Kurla-Panvel sections” said a CR spokesperson.
He added that the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) has arranged for extra buses in Kurla for commuters travelling to CST.
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Today (17:18)  Extension of services of Tr.No 82651/82652 Yesvantpur-SHRI MATA VAISHNO DEVI KATRA -Yesvantpur Suvidha Super Fast Exp (pbs.twimg.com)
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Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by Ballari Express~/1060656

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Train Tag: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra - Yesvantpur Suvidha Express/82652 added by Ballari Express~/1060656

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Train Tag: Yesvantpur - Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Suvidha Express/82651 added by Ballari Express~/1060656

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Extension of services of Tr.No 82651/82652 Yesvantpur-SHRI MATA VAISHNO DEVI KATRA -Yesvantpur Suvidha Super Fast Exp
  
Today (17:05)  ATVM पर यात्रियों की मदद कर रहे रिटायर्ड कर्मचारी (epaper.navbharattimes.com)
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Posted by: ☆अलविदा गोंडा मीटरगेज■☆*^~  5027 news posts
nएनबीटी ब्यूरो, लखनऊ: यात्रियों को कम समय में अनारक्षित टिकट देने के लिए रेलवे ने जनरल टिकट काउंटर्स की निगरानी तेज कर दी है। एनईआर की सीनियर डीसीएम नीलिमा सिंह ने बताया कि दोपहर तीन बजे के बाद अधिक काउंटर खोले जा रहे हैं। इसके अलावा ऑटोमैटिक टिकट वेंडिंग मशीनें भी लगी हैं, जहां एटीवीएम पर यात्रियों की मदद के लिए रिटायर रेल कर्मी भी लगाए गए हैं।
सीनियर डीसीएम ने बताया कि शुक्रवार को तीन टिकट काउंटरों के बंद होने का पता चलने पर उसकी जांच कराई गई। जांच में पता चला कि दो काउंटरों पर तैनात महिला कर्मी टॉयलेट गईं थीं। इसकी वजह से कुछ देर के लिए काउंटर बंद हो गए थे। इसके अलावा काउंटर नम्बर 4 तीन
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Today (15:15)  New rail catering policy to separate cooking, distribution (www.dnaindia.com)
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Railways will tomorrow announce a new policy for its catering services which shall separate the functioning of its cooking and food distribution onboard.
The new catering policy to be announced by Railway minister Suresh Prabhu envisages fulfilling aspirations of public regarding healthy and hygienic food as it was flooded with complaints against food quality.
While the food will be prepared at the state-of-the-art base kitchens, it would be distributed through service providers from hospitality industry, according to the new policy which aims to attract reputed food-chain players from the market.
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new policy replacing the seven-year-old one gives back the IRCTC, a railways PSU, onboard catering responsibility for majority of trains including all the new ones.
The Railways PSU was relieved from the responsibility through the current policy effected by the then Railway minister Mamata Banerjee in 2010.
"IRCTC would begin to manage catering service in a phased manner. IRCTC would unbundle catering service by creating distribution primarily between food preparation and its distribution," Prabhu had announced in the 2016 Rail Budget.
Railway catering policy-2017 also empowers the IRCTC to fix menu and tariff in consultation with Railway Board.
In order to achieve social objective, the policy allows 33 per cent sub quota for women in allotment of stalls at all stations.
"Besides, self-help groups will also be empaneled in catering services to promote employment opportunities in various regions," Railway Ministry sources said, adding "milk stalls would be alloted at all stations through open tender." Stringent guidelines have been incorporated in the policy to set up base kitchens at major junctions and also to restrict IRCTC from outsourcing private licensees outrightly.
Perpetual renewal of food stalls at stations has been done away with and the new policy envisages that tenure of stalls shall be of five years only.
The new policy, which encourages e-catering system, was finalised after taking suggestions from all stakeholders.
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