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Today (11:33AM)  NEW DAILY AC SUPERFAST EXPRESS BETWEEN NEW DELHI-LUCKNOW TO ORIGINATE AND TERMINATE FROM LUCKNOW JUNCTION STATION WITH REVISED NUMBERS I.E. 12529/12530 (www.nr.indianrailways.gov.in)

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NEW DAILY AC SUPERFAST EXPRESS BETWEEN NEW DELHI-LUCKNOW TO ORIGINATE AND TERMINATE FROM LUCKNOW JUNCTION STATION WITH REVISED NUMBERS I.E. 12529/12530
It is hereby notified to the general public that the new Daily AC superfast express which is being introduced between Lucknow and New Delhi from 15.06.14 from Lucknow and from 16.06.14 from New Delhi will originate/terminate services from Lucknow Junction station with renewed numbers i.e. as 12529 from Lucknow Jn and as 12530 from New Delhias against earlier notified numbers of the train i.e. 12429/12430. This pair of trains is being introduced in lieu of the Tri-Weekly trains, the 12271/12272 and 12233/12234 Lucknow –New Delhi Duronto and Lucknow –New Delhi AC express trains which are being cancelled from both directions.
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Delhi o­n 14.06.14 will terminate at Lucknow Jn o­n 15.06.14 and the new train service the 12529 will originate from Lucknow Jn as the Lucknow Jn-New Delhi AC superfast express from 15.06.14. In the return direction, its corresponding pair, the 12530 New Delhi-Lucknow Jn AC superfast express will originate from New Delhi o­n 16.06.14. The following will the programme of the train:-
The12529 Lucknow-New Delhi AC Daily Superfast Express train will depart fromLucknow Jn at 11.30 p.m. from 15.06.2014 to reachNew Delhiat 07.30 a.m. the next day. In the return direction, the12530 New Delhi-Lucknow AC Daily Superfast Express train will depart fromNew Delhi at 11.30 p.m. from 16.06.2014 to reachLucknow Jn at 07.10 a.m. the same day. Having I AC, AC II tier and AC III tier coaches as per the fares of Rajdhani Express trains, the 12529/12530 will stop at Bareilly, Moradabad and Ghaziabad stations enroute in both directions.
Today (7:07AM)  Chief Minister to hold meet on Kochi metro (www.thehindu.com)

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Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will chair a meeting of agencies concerned and people’s representatives on April 29 in Thiruvanathapuram to discuss issues pertaining to the progress of the Kochi Metro Rail project. According to an official statement from the Kochi Metro Rail Limited, the meeting is being held to evolve solutions to the burning issues affecting the progress of the project and senior officials from all departments concerned including Finance, Revenue, PWD, KSEB, KWA and representatives from the Kochi Corporation, and the GCDA would participate in the meeting along with KMRL and DMRC.
A formal decision to hold the meeting came on Thursday. Meanwhile, sources said the meeting was most likely to deliberate on the direct land purchase plan mooted by the KMRL, which had already given a letter to the Chief Secretary seeking permission in this regard.
Today (7:06AM)  New infrastructure policy on the anvil (www.thehindu.com)

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The State government has decided to bring out Infrastructure Policy 2014 to attract investment in the infrastructure sector, particularly rail, road and entertainment, in the next two months. Addressing presspersons here on Thursday, Minister for Infrastructure and Information Roshan Baig said that the new policy would be formulated after consultations with all stakeholders, including trade and industry bodies.
Today (7:05AM)  Adhere to rules, railway staff told (www.thehindu.com)

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The Vijayawada Division of the South Central Railway (SCR) organised a seminar on ‘vigilance’ for its staff on Thursday.
Participating as the chief guest, Senior Deputy General Manager (SCR) G. Mallya exhorted the staff to keep themselves informed of the latest circulars on vigilance-related topics.
He said employees could be free from vigilance-related cases, if they followed rules properly. There has been a drastic fall in vigilance cases, thanks to awareness programmes conducted by the SCR. Such seminars enable employees to learn the procedures laid down by the Central Vigilance Commission.
Mr. Mallya complimented the staff of the Vijayawada Division for their excellent performance, which bagged them 18 shields, apart from the General Manager’s Efficiency Shield. Divisional Railway Manager Pradeep Kumar said seminars
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were helpful in learning more and not losing sight of the fundamentals.
Today (7:05AM)  Mysore Railway Division earnings drop (www.thehindu.com)

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Overall earnings for 2013-14 was Rs. 477.89 cr. as against Rs. 566 cr. last fiscal
The Mysore Railway Division’s earnings for the 2013-14 fiscal registered a negative growth owing to the ban on iron ore mining, but its passenger earnings and performance on other parameters registered a positive growth.
The overall earnings of the division for 2013-14 was Rs. 477.89 crore, while the previous year’s earnings was Rs. 566 crore.
The drop in earnings was due to the cascading effect of the ban on mining as the iron ore transportation contributes more than 80 per cent of the freight revenue for the division.
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transport earnings — a bulk of which is by transporting iron — was Rs. 221 crore during the year just ended, as against Rs. 353 crore of the previous year.
In terms of tonnage, Mr. Lal said that while the division transported about 4.34 million tonnes of iron ore during 2012-13, it could transport only about 0.96 million tonnes of ore during 2013-14. However, the passenger earnings of the division increased from Rs.158 crore during 2012-13 to Rs. 196.75 crore during 2013-14, recording an increase of nearly 25 per cent over the previous year.
In terms of number of passengers, the division crossed the target. As against the nearly 4.77 lakh originating passengers during the previous fiscal, the division recorded 5.4 crore originating passengers during the year under review, accounting for an increase of 13.18 per cent.
The parcel earnings of the division increased from Rs.10 crore in 2012-13 to Rs. 12.5 crore during 2013-14.
Its sundry earnings also increased from Rs.13.8 crore in 2012-13 to Rs.17.06 crore during 2013-14.
“With an increase in the line-capacity due to the ongoing track-doubling work in different parts of the division, we will be able to accommodate more trains. We are planning new lines at five stations, including Savanur, Gubbi and Yelvigi, which will eliminate bottlenecks at crossings and help augment the revenue, apart from enhancing efficiency,” Mr. Lal said. Freight earnings in the future was likely to go up, consequent to completion of the doubling work between Arsikere and Chikjajur, which was an important corridor and the track utilisation was saturated and in excess of 100 per cent due to heavy traffic.
Once completed, this would not only eliminate the traffic clog but also facilitate operation of more trains, according to Mr. Lal.
He said, with the Supreme Court relaxing the ban on iron ore mining, the Mysore Division was hopeful of enhancing its freight earnings to give a boost to its overall performance in the current fiscal.
Decline in earnings attributed to ban on mining
The ban had a cascading effect as 80 p.c. freight revenue is from iron ore transportation
Today (7:04AM)  Plea to suspend toll collection (www.thehindu.com)

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The Kochi Corporation will request the State government not to collect toll from the Ponnurunni Railway Overbridge till the metro rail becomes operational.
A suggestion to this effect came up at an all-party meeting convened by the Kochi Mayor Tony Chammany here on Thursday.
Some of the political party representatives raised the demand that toll should not be collected till the government takes a decision on the request of the local body. However, Mr. Chammany and the representatives of the Roads and Bridges Development Corporation (RBDCK) refused to accept the demand.
It was based on an order issued by the previous government in 2009 that the bridge was constructed on BOT basis. RBDCK owes Rs. 12 crore to some funding agencies. Toll had
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to be collected for repaying the loan, they said.
However, the political parties warned of agitations if RBDCK went ahead with the toll collection. Collection of toll was suspended earlier following a series of agitations by the youth organisations.
Today (7:04AM)  Passengers protest against trains’ delay (www.thehindu.com)

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Passengers protested after many trains passing through Ernakulam suffered delay ranging from one to two and half hours on Thursday due to track doubling work between Ernakulam Town railway station and Katrikadavu.
Such delay would extend up to April 28 night. The passengers complained that Railway did not provide clear information on the probable extent of delay of each train and the diversion of some trains to Ernakulam Junction station.
Ernakulam Area Manager of Southern Railway P L Asok Kumar said that doubling works were held up for about 30 minutes on Thursday because of rain. “Works are going on through day and night. As a result, signals have been switched off and trains in the region are being regulated manually, a time-consuming process.”
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Preference will be given to express trains, while passenger and other trains are being detained or regulated.
Today (7:03AM)  KMRL, corporation blamed for traffic snarls in city (www.thehindu.com)

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The State government, Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) and the Kochi Corporation are responsible for the traffic snarls in the city caused by Kochi Metro works and the agony that commuters endure, P.Rajeeve, MP, has said.
These agencies did not widen narrow corridors along the metro alignment as per schedule, following which traffic has been thrown haywire after metro works picked up pace. As a result, even one-line traffic is becoming tough in places like Kaloor and MG Road, he said while addressing mediapersons at the Ernakulam Press Club on Thursday.
He sought an answer from Chief Minister Oommen Chandy who chaired half a dozen meetings since 2011 to speed up land acquisition of arterial roads, on why little is taking place on the ground. “Mr Chandy should have followed up on
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the action taken and also pulled up officials responsible for inaction.”
“On its part, KMRL did not devise a workable plan to streamline traffic movement. Being the nodal agency floated to catalyse metro works, it is duty bound to coordinate with police and other government agencies to remove impediments to traffic and metro works.”
Most merchants were willing to surrender land free of cost if building rules were relaxed. KMRL failed to coordinate land acquisition on time, while the Kochi Corporation did not relax building norms, he said.
Referring to the inordinate delay in widening the Thammanam-Pullepady Road, Mr Rajeeve said the corporation must widen the Padma Junction-Katrikadavu Junction reach of the road on a war footing since this would provide commuters with a respite from serpentine snarls. “Nothing has been done though State government sanctioned Rs 25 crore in 2011 and the Mayor promised a wider road in six months time.” He blamed State government and the KMRL for not commencing land acquisition to widen the Vyttila-Pettah road into four lane, though the deadline set by the government to conclude the acquisition process expired in March. “The State has not handed over compensation, though it announced a Rs 120-crore package in October last.”
Similarly, the DMRC cannot begin metro works on Jos Junction-South Railway Station Road because land has not been acquired for widening.
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He held the KMRL responsible for land owners obstructing land filling for metro’s coach maintenance yard at Muttom, due to delay in paying compensation. “The problem arose since the 17-acre yard and metro village – a commercial venture, were clubbed together.”
Today (7:03AM)  Goods train derails (www.thehindu.com)

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A goods train derailed near Manubolu railway station in Nellore district here around 7 p.m. on Thursday, even as the railway authorities quickly launched restoration works. Nellore railway station superintendent Shah Jahan confirmed the derailment and he said that works were under way to restore the track. He said that the completion of restoration works would take some time.
Today (7:02AM)  Special trains to Vizag (www.thehindu.com)

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South Central Railway has announced two special trains between Secunderabad and Visakhapatnam to clear the summer rush. Accordingly, no. 02704 superfast special train will leave here at 11.05 p.m. on April 30 and reach its destination at 11.05 a.m. the next day.
A release said that in the direction, no. 02703 will leave Visakhapatnam at 7.05 p.m. on May 1 and arrive Secunderabad at 7.05 a.m. the next day. En route, these specials will stop at Nalgonda, Miryalguda, Piduguralla, Guntur, Vijayawada, Eluru, Tadepalligudem, Rajahmundry, Samalkot, Annavaram, Anakapalli and Duvvada stations.
Today (7:01AM)  Special train to Tirunelveli to clear extra rush (www.thehindu.com)

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South Western Railway will run a special train from Bangalore Cantonment to Tirunelveli on Friday to clear the extra rush of passengers.Bangalore Cantonment-Tirunelveli special train will depart from Bangalore Cantonment station at 3 p.m. on Friday and reach Tirunelveli at 4 a.m. on Saturday.En route, the train will arrive at and depart from Hosur station at 4.00/4.02 p.m.; Dharmapuri at 5.43/5.45 p.m.; depart from Omlur at 7 p.m.; arrive at and depart from Salem at 7.10/7.15 p.m. and Madurai at 11.50/11.55 p.m. It will have 21 coaches, one AC 3-tier coach, eight second class sleeper coaches, 10 general second class coaches, and two second class luggage-cum-brake vans.
Today (7:00AM)  Scholarships given to children of railway employees (www.thehindu.com)

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'We need to identify meritorious children’
As many as 109 scholarships worth Rs. 2.12 lakh were distributed among the children of railway employees by the SWR Women’s Welfare Organisation here recently.
In the function organised by SWR Women’s Welfare Organisation (SWRWWO) at Railway Officers’ Club, General Manager of SWR Pradeep Kumar Saxena honoured the meritorious children of Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ employees of the railway zone.
Underscoring the need to identify and honour the meritorious children in order to encourage and motivate them to do better in their lives, Mr. Saxena highlighted how such initiatives acted as rewards for the children. He appreciated the initiative taken by SWRWWO in honouring the meritorious and talented student and also with regard to the welfare of
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On the occasion, president of SWRWWO Neelima Saxena gave away the cash prizes to 35 children who won in various competitions organised by the organisation. Earlier she read out a report on the various activities of SWRWWO for the financial year 2013-14.
Secretary of SWRWWO, office bearers, senior railway officials and parents of the meritorious students were present on the occasion.
Today (6:59AM)  Awarded SWR (www.thehindu.com)

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The Bangalore Division of South Western Railway has bagged ten Zonal Efficiency Shields during the 59th Railway Week Celebrations. Anil Kumar Agarwal, Divisional Railway Manager, Bangalore received the all-round best performance Efficiency Shield for Best Division (Bangalore). The commercial, electrical, engineering, mechanical, medical, operating, security and stores departments also received efficiency awards. The signal and telecommunication Efficiency Shield was shared with the Hubli Division.
Today (6:59AM)  Train robbers’ gang busted (www.thehindu.com)

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In an extensive drive against train robbers on the heels of a dacoity in the Lucknow Mail Express, the Government Railway Police has busted a gang with the arrest of its three active members from the railway station here.
“Jewellery, four stolen mobile phones and a country-made pistol were recovered from them,” a GRP official said.
Om Prakash, Bhupendra and Ombeer used to rob passengers in locals as well as express trains, he said.
On the night of April 21, passengers of two trains, one starting from Delhi and another bound for the national Capital, were robbed of valuables, cash and assaulted by a group of six unidentified armed assailants in Moradabad and Ghaziabad.
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“We have arrested the trio on Wednesday from Ghaziabad railway station and are interrogating them about hideouts of their accomplices, who would be arrested soon. Accused used to loot passengers at knife and gun point and get off the train by pulling its chain,” said a GRP officer.
“We are scanning the records of such robbers, who have earlier arrested for loot in trains,” the officer added. - PTI
Today (6:57AM)  No services at Anna Nagar railway station due to poor patronage, HC told (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)

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CHENNAI: Suburban train services were discontinued at Anna Nagar railway station in Chennai owing to poor patronage and the resultant financial loss. the railways has told the Madras high court.
"The decision to discontinue operations at Anna Nagar station was made due to financial considerations. The per-day expense for operating train services between Villivakkam and Anna Nagar costs about Rs 30,000, whereas the income is only a few hundreds," it said in response to a PIL. The matter relates to a representation by Anna Nagar resident S Pattabiraman to the Madras high court Chief Justice in June last year, saying that due to non-operation of train services, antisocial elements misused the Anna Nagar station premises. Putting the facility to proper use would prevent financial loss to the railways, he said.
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The court treated the representation as a PIL and asked railways for its response. The authorities, explaining the rationale behind non-operation of train services to Anna Nagar, however, denied that antisocial elements were using the facility.
Preventive checks were carried out by Railway Protection Force personnel and periodical supervision of the station and nearby areas was done by other railway personnel, they said.
Pointing out that no untoward incident had ever been reported at the station, the counter said Pattabiraman too had never complained to railway authorities about such activities.
The first bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Satish K Agnihotri and Justice M M Sundresh, passing orders on the PIL, said last week that the decision on not operating services to Anna Nagar could not be faulted.
The judges directed railways to ensure the station was not misused in any manner and said appropriate action should be taken when complaints were received from residents.
Today (6:10AM)  Delhi Metro Museum organises workshop for the physically challenged (www.delhimetrorail.com)

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he Delhi Metro Museum today organized a workshop on Metro travel for its physically challenged commuters. Vital information about the facilities available for the physically challenged commuters in the Delhi Metro was shared with the participants of the workshop.
A power point presentation, detailing the facilities available for the physically challenged commuters was given. A documentary film, which highlighted these facilities and also shed light on the procedures to use them at the stations and trains, was also screened.
About 40 participants from various age groups ranging from nine to 40 took active part in the workshop. Metro Museum organized the event in association with Prerna Niketan Sangh, a non-governmental organization working for physically challenged people.
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screenings, a drawing competition was organized for the children and a quiz competition was organized for the participants aged above 17. DMRC’s Director (Finance), Sh. KK Saberwal graced the occasion and gave away the prizes to the winners of these competitions.
Delhi Metro offers a range of facilities for its differently abled commuters. Facilities such as wheelchairs, lifts with braile signange, yellow tactile paths for the visually impaired, reserved seating in trains are offered in the entire Metro system.
The Delhi Metro Museum also keeps organizing such events from time to time. In the past also, drawing and quiz competitions have been organized for cancer affected children etc. Conducted tours of the Metro system have also been arranged for children with special needs in association with various NGOs.
Today (6:08AM)  High speed rail link from Bangalore to Mangalore and other cities proposed (www.daijiworld.com)

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Bangalore : High Speed Rail Link from Karnataka’s capital city of Bangalore to other important cities in the State like Mangalore, Mysore, Tukur, Kolar, Hubli and Belgaum to ensure better connectivity and decongest Bangalore is one of the key features of the proposed new infrastructure policy 2014, which is being finalised.   Speaking to reporters in Bangalore on Thursday, Infrastructure and Information Minister Roshan Baig said the new infrastructure policy was aimed at attracting mega investments for implementing high speed rail links from Bangalore to other cities in the State, including Mangalore.The State government has decided to bring out an Infrastructure Policy 2014 to attract investment in the infrastructure sector, particularly in rail, road and entertainment sectors, he said.Baig said the new policy would be launched in the next two months.
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A convention centre would be set up near the Kempe Gowda International Airport with an investment of Rs 500 crore.
An Australian firm has shown interest to take up the project.
A total of 419 acres of land adjacent to the International Airport is available to development of a sport city and other entertainment centres.    The long-pending proposal for setting up of the film city in the State would be expedited.
He said the proposed film city project would be set up in 300 acres at Hesaraghatta, in the outskirts of the city.
 
Govt to acquire 84 acres for expanding Mysore Airport
As part of the plans to exploit the heritage of Karnataka’s cultural capital of Mysore and its immense tourism potential, the State government has decided to expand the Mysore Airport by acquiring 84 acres of additional land.
Infrastructure and Information Minister Roshan Baig told reporters that the government has asked the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to realign the existing road to enable the government to acquire the land.
The Airport Authority of India, which has reserved funds for expansion of the airport has made it clear to the government that it will not take up works to expand the airport until Mysore-Nanjangud stretch is realigned.
Though the existing airport in Mysore was not economically viable, it was decided to expand the airport taking into consideration future growth of the city and flow of tourists.
Baig said he would visit Delhi on April 29 for holding talks with the GMR Group and request them to withdraw their objection to operation of facilities available at Bidar airport.
''I will try to convince them to lift their objections against operation of facilities available at Bidar airport,” he said.
The GMR Group had objected to the operation of facilities at Bidar airport citing distance factor from Hyderabad Airport, he said.
The government was ready to hand over maintenance and operation of Bidar Civilian Airport facilities to the GMR Group, which operates Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad.
The minister said he would meet officials of the Civil Aviation Department, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and Defence Ministry and discuss various issues with regard to improving air connectivity across the state.
Work on the terminal building at Bidar airport had been completed and the government had obtained the clearances from the Civil Aviation Department and the Defence Ministry.
The Minister said the Gulbarga airport would become operational soon as the differences amongst the partners of the joint venture company Regional Airport Holdings International (Rahi) and IL&FS, had been solved.
''IL&FS has agreed to complete the project,” he said.
Rahi was granted the lead role to develop, finance and build the Gulbarga airport through a government order on February 18, 2010.
Today (5:59AM)  New AC train to ply from Lucknow Junction to Delhi daily (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)

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LUCKNOW: The new daily AC superfast express (12529/12530) train scheduled to ply between Lucknow and New Delhi from June 15 will operate from Lucknow Junction station instead of the main Charbagh station.In order to decongest Charbagh, the railways has already transferred several trains like Shatabdi Express to the Lucknow Junction station.The new pair of trains is being introduced in lieu of the tri-weekly trains, 12271/12272 and 12233/12234 Lucknow-New Delhi Duronto and Lucknow -New Delhi AC express, which were both plying from the main station.The new trains will only have First AC, AC II tier and AC III tier coaches in correspondence with the fares of Rajdhani Express trains.
Today (5:56AM)  Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation gets deadline to issue tender for business consultant (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)

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LUCKNOW: After Metro man E Sreedharan's visit to Lucknow, the Metro rail project seems to have picked up steam. LMRC's principal advisor has set deadlines for completing different stages of the project.
Sreedharan has asked Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation to publish tenders for hiring business consultants for the project before May 20. The consultant would be responsible for preparing a business plan that makes maximum use of land available, designing metro stations according to the heritage monuments of the city and ensuring optimum utilization of land on both sides of the north-south corridor.
The business consultant is also required to prepare a transit-oriented development strategy, suggest feeder services and conduct techno-economic feasibility studies of development projects proposed along corridors.
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organized a pre-bid conference last month to attend the queries, suggestions and objections of the interested companies in preparing business plan of the project. It received encouraging response from major international companies like Ernst and Young LLP, Gurgaon, KPMG, Lucknow, Knight Frank (India) Private Ltd, Gurgaon, Jones Lang LaSalle Property Consultants (India) Private Ltd, Gurgaon, Darashaw and Company, Mumbai, Urban Mass Transit Company, New Delhi, CBRE South Asia Private Ltd, Gurgaon etc.
Though LMRC's board had approved the pre-bid document prepared by a committee headed by the chief town and country planner of the state, Sreedharan has asked for a revised document after incorporating changes suggested by companies that participated in the pre-bid conference.
LMRC managing director Rajeev Agarwal said, "We would soon release an advertisement in print. LMRC's board has to approve the final document. June 10 is the last date to receive bids from interested companies".
Agarwal added that LMRC was working on changes suggested by Sreedharan, who is also the principal advisor of corporation. Sreedharan has asked to build the first stretch of corridor from Transport Nagar to Charbagh which would give a good number of ridership.
The consultant would be selected after technical and financial evaluation of all the bids received. LMRC is also looking for new avenues of revenue generation around the project as ticket fares alone may not make the project commercially viable.
Today (5:00AM)  2 spl trains between Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam (news.webindia123.com)

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In order to clear extra rush of passengers during summer season, South Central Railway (SCR)will run two special trains between Secunderabad and Visakhapatnam on April 30.Train No. 02704 Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam Superfast Special Train will depart Secunderabad at 23:05 hours on April 30 and arrive Visakhapatnam at 1105 hrs on the next day, SCR said in a release here today.
In the return direction, Train No. 02703 Visakhapatnam-Secunderabad Superfast Special Train will depart Visakhapatnam at 1905 hrs on May 1 and arrive Secunderabad at 0705 hrs on the next day.
Enroute, these special trains will stop at Nalgonda, Miryalguda, Piduguralla, Guntur, Vijayawada, Eluru, Tadepalligudem, Rajahmundry, Samalkot, Annavaram, Anakapalli and Duvvada stations in both directions.
The special trains will have 17 coaches viz, one AC II
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Tier, two AC III Tier, ten Sleeper Class, two General Second Class and two Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches, the release added. UNI KNR GM AK1612 NNNN
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