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Today (5:45PM)  Railway red-tapism led to Telangana train-bus tragedy (truthdive.com)

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The Railway spent Rs 35 lakh building a room for a gateman at the unmanned Masaipet railway crossing but did not get permission to install a gate, which cost the lives of 16 schoolchildren.
South-Central railway received several representations from the civic body, District Collector, village head and school authorities that the railway crossing needed a gate. Railway Prinicipal engineer who inspected the site too approved it and gave it a ‘A’ ‘classification in view of road traffic at the crossing. Railway constructed a gateman’s room with tiles and fences around and a mechanism to operate the gate. When it came to installing the gate, the sanctions got stuck. At the time of writing this report, 20 children are critical.
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control and in 2012 identified Masaipet termed as UMLC No. 233 gate in the list to be converted into a manned one. The report said that two wheelers were the main traffic and most of it were for ferrying children across to schools.
The government school has 300 students. The Railways allotted Rs 85 lakh for the gate. In December 2012, the work began. Five months back, a freshly tiled gateman’s cabin, levers to operate the gate and a new tarred road were in place. All it needed was electricity, water to the cabin and communication system to nearby railway station and above all the gate.
As the physical construction and ground work was over, the next stage is to hire three men to man the gate and then erect the gate. The next stage of allocation of funds was not sanctioned.
Now after the tragedy, the Railways is working overtime to put up the gate as red tapes seem to have been buried. The children are students belonging to Kakatiya group; the school they studied in is a franchise and so the group has disowned any responsibility.
The Group has 49 schools in AP; 39 of them are franchisees while the rest of them are operating in Hyderabad. Eyewitnesses say that the driver overtook other waiting vehicles to beat the oncoming train. The driver was a standby and he was already late and so he was in a hurry to reach the school before the gates closed.
Today (5:42PM)  Arunachal BJP team meets Railway minister (www.business-standard.com)

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While appreciating Railway Minster D V Sadananda Gowda for the proposal to build three major strategic railway lines in Arunachal Pradesh upto Tawang, a state BJP team led by president Tai Tagak has urged him to upgrade the Arunachal Express to a super fast weekly express between Naharlagun and New Delhi during the current fiscal.
In a memorandum to the Railway minister at New Delhi yesterday, Tagak said such initiative would also send a strong message to the people of the NE states and the sensitive border state of Arunachal Pradesh in particular, about the commitment of the Centre in developing the neglected region, a party release informed here today.
This would also strengthen emotional bond with the national mainstream and uphold the sense of patriotism in the younger generations, he said.
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The team including general secretary Dominic Tadar and Kurung Kumey district general secretary Bengia Maph called on the minister in his office and appreciated him for earmarking highest ever Rs 5,116 crore for various NE region projects and announcing seven new trains including Kamakhya-Bengaluru Premium Express and an AC weekly express train between Naharlagun-New Delhi to be introduced this year.
Two daily intercity express trains-Guwahati-Naharlagun and Guwahati-Murkongselek will be introduced during 2014-15, Gowda who had announced in his 2014-15 Railway Budget, disclosed that there are 23 ongoing projects in the NE of which 11 are national projects.
With higher allocation and close monitoring of works, the minister hoped that Dudhnoi-Mendipathar new line, Lumding-Badarpur-Silchar gauge conversion, Barmuti-Murkongselek and Balipara-Bhalukpong sections would get commissioned soon facilitating connectivity to the state capital and ongoing major projects in the region.
Today (5:39PM)  Railway’s Dedicated Freight Corridor touched Rs 80,000 crore (sirulu.com)

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The initial investment needed for the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) was estimated around Rs. 27,000 crore but now it touched to Rs 80,000 crore in the span of 6 years for the various genuine reasons, said Mr. Arunendra Kumar, Chairman, Railway Board at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi.
“From the day of commencement of the project Dedicated Freight Corridor till date the expenditure had gone up with various genuine reasons.  Initially the organisation set up Rs 12000 for the Land Acquisition but later on it multiplied several times. Apart from numerous challenges, the project of Dedicated Freight Corridor is reasonably on time also tuned with our expectations”, said Mr. Arunendra Kumar said while addressing the ASSOCHAM conference on Dedicated Freight Corridors- Challenges and opportunities in New Delhi.
 
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Mr. Alok Johri, Member- Mechanical, Railway Board said that the Dedicated Freight Corridor will bring a major change not only in the transportation section but will also bring revolution in Indian railways. Pointing at the challenges and the Technological upgradation needed, Mr. Johri said “Railways tracks and Locomotives is the major challenge for DFC.
 
ASSOCHAM President Mr. Rana Kapoor said, “Indian Railways, the lifeline of our Nation, carries over one billion tonnes of freight every year. To actualize the ambitious target of becoming the largest freight carrier in the world, India needs to urgently act on developing last mile connectivity to ports, mines and power plants by fast tracking Dedicated Freight Corridors which will provide strong impetus to the economy, in addition to fostering growth of freight-intensive industries. It is therefore critical for the Government to ensure time bound execution of the project which has the capacity to boost manufacturing output to 25% of GDP by 2025 and result in significant job creation.”
Today (5:34PM)  Parents bury wrong body as son recuperates in hospital (www.bangaloremirror.com)

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A couple performed the final rites for their son, who was killed in the school bus-train accident near Telangana on Thursday, only to be informed later that they were handed the wrong body and their son was recuperating in a hospital.
The collision between a school bus and a train at an unmanned railway crossing on Thursday had left 16 people, including 14 children, dead in Telangana's Medak district.
The police on Thursday mistook the body of Dattu (5) of Islampur for Darshan Goud (6) of Kistapur and handed it over to Darshan's parents. The last rites were conducted the same evening. The error came to light when Darshan regained consciousness at Yashoda hospital on Friday morning and revealed his name and his family's whereabouts. Till then, he was being treated under
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the name of Dattu. Darshan's father was called to the hospital. A thrilled Swamy Goud brought other family members to the hospital as well. The doctors declared Darshan's condition critical. Telangana Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao, said, "A parent (Swamy Goud), who was in a state of shock, took away the body of another child thinking it was his son. The mistake has been rectified now."
Meanwhile, Dattu's parents, who were waiting outside the Yashoda hospital thinking it was their son inside, were left in shock at the news. They had already lost their daughter, Bhuvana, in the accident. The police later exhumed Dattu's body and handed it over to them.
Gates fixed at Masaipet crossing The South Central Railway (SCR) authorities have hurriedly set up gates at the unmanned Masaipet level crossing, as Thursday's mishap was attributed to the driver's failure to spot the oncoming Nanded-Secunderabad passenger train while crossing. The railway staff also cleared bushes along the way, so that it was easier to spot an incoming train from far away. The he gates have been painted with radium stickers. A SCR spokesperson said guards, with all the required communication equipment, will be posted at the crossing within a couple of days. Meanwhile, at Secunderabad's Yashoda Hospital, Telangana deputy chief minister T Raiaiah visited every student and enquired with doctors about their progress in recovery. Later, he said the condition of four children was very critical while seven were on ventilator. The condition of nine was reported to be stable.
Today (5:27PM)  Now companies can buy the rights to name Delhi Metro stations (www.firstpost.com)

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The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation now plans to auction the right to name metro stations in a bid to develop its business. So companies reportedly can name metro stations after their brands... but of course the privilege will not come cheap.
This unique step will not just be beneficial for the corporation itself, but it will help big brands advertise as well.
The Times of India quotes Anuj Dayal, Delhi Metro spokesman as saying, "The selected bidder or licensee shall have exclusive semi-naming rights at selected Metro stations. The licensee will suffix the brand name with the name of the station. In addition, the licensee shall also be granted advertisement rights at the station."
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While this new facility will first be introduced to only nine stations, it may be expanded later. The TOI report says, "The stations which will have their names auctioned are Huda City Centre, IFFCO Chowk, MG Road, Guru Dronacharya, Noida City Centre, Golf Course, Botanical Garden, Noida Sector 18 and Vaishali."
Interestingly none of the stations that are up for renaming are located in Delhi. Huda City Centre, IFFCO Chowk, MG Road and Guru Dronacharya are all in Gurgaon, which is a part of Haryana, while Noida City Centre, Golf Course, Botanical Garden, Noida Sector 18 and Vaishali are in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
So far Delhi Metro has named its stations based on locations like Chandni Chowk or Karol Bhagh. This has also been the practice for Metro stations in other cities like Mumbai and Kolkata.
But given that the Mumbai metro is facing issues over fare hikes, it might help for them to follow this practice to increase revenue and reduce fares, giving relief to commuters?
Today (5:25PM)  Railways to focus on Train Collision Avoidance system (www.ptinews.com)

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New Delhi, Jul 26 (PTI) Advocating the need for installation of the indigenised Train Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), the cash-strapped railways today said it is a cost effective solution for preventing accident in the country.
TCAS, is an indigenised system developed by Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO), the railways' research arm, is operational between Hyderabad and Wadi in south India on a trial basis, Railway Board Member (Electrical), Kul Bhushan, said, in a seminar here
Today (5:23PM)  Security beefed up at metro stations after threat call (www.business-standard.com)

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Security has been beefed up at all the metro stations here after officials at the Metro Bhavan received a threat call in the morning claiming to blow up a station, Metro officials said. "There was a threat call at the Metro Bhavan office at around 11.30 this morning claiming to blow up a station by 6.30 PM," Metro railway CPRO R N Mahapatra told PTI. "We have informed it to Lalbazar and security has been beefed up at all the metro stations," he added. Police is trying to trace the call, Mahapatra said adding that metro services were unhindered.
Today (5:20PM)  Threat to blow up Kolkata Metro (www.ianslive.in)

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Security was beefed at all stations of the Kolkata Metro on Saturday following a call that threatened to blow up the Park Street station, an official said.
"We received a phone call at our control room threatening to blow up the Park Street Metro station. We have informed the police about the call and security teams have been deployed. Search operations are being conducted at all stations," said R.N. Mahapatra, chief public information officer, Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation.
Mahapatra said: "The police are looking into the details of the call and trying to locate from where it was made."
Today (5:12PM)  Arunachal BJP team meets Railway minister (www.ptinews.com)

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Itanagar, Jul 26 (PTI) While appreciating Railway Minster D V Sadananda Gowda for the proposal to build three major strategic railway lines in Arunachal Pradesh upto Tawang, a state BJP team led by president Tai Tagak has urged him to upgrade the Arunachal Express to a super fast weekly express between Naharlagun and New Delhi during the current fiscal.
Today (4:55PM)  Bus-train collision: 7 children still in critical condition (www.ptinews.com)

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Hyderabad, July 26 (PTI) The condition of seven of the students who were injured in the fatal bus-train collision at an unmanned railway crossing in Telangana's Medak district on Thursday continued to remain critical, doctors said today.
"Four children are still in very critical condition and three are in critical condition. Condition of four kids is stable but they are still under observation. Nine students will be shifted from ICU to general rooms," doctors at a private hospital here said.
Today (4:38PM)  Kolkata: Bomb threat in metro station (news.oneindia.in)

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Kolkata, Jul 26: Security has been beefed up at all the metro stations here after officials at the Metro Bhavan received a threat call in the morning claiming to blow up a station, Metro officials said. "There was a threat call at the Metro Bhavan office at around 11.30 this morning, claiming to blow up a station by 6.30 PM," Metro railway CPRO R N Mahapatra told PTI. "We have informed it to Lalbazar and security has been beefed up at all the metro stations," he added. Police is trying to trace the call, Mahapatra said adding that metro services were unhindered.
Today (4:36PM)  Arunachal BJP team meets Railway minister (freepressjournal.in)

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Itanagar: While appreciating Railway Minster D V Sadananda Gowda for the proposal to build three major strategic railway lines in Arunachal Pradesh upto Tawang, a state BJP team led by president Tai Tagak has urged him to upgrade the Arunachal Express to a super fast weekly express between Naharlagun and New Delhi during the current fiscal.
In a memorandum to the Railway minister at New Delhi yesterday, Tagak said such initiative would also send a strong message to the people of the NE states and the sensitive border state of Arunachal Pradesh in particular, about the commitment of the Centre in developing the neglected region, a party release informed here today.
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The team including general secretary Dominic Tadar and Kurung Kumey district general secretary Bengia Maph called on the minister in his office and appreciated him for earmarking highest ever Rs 5,116 crore for various NE region projects and announcing seven new trains including Kamakhya-Bengaluru Premium Express and an AC weekly express train between Naharlagun-New Delhi to be introduced this year.
Two daily intercity express trains-Guwahati-Naharlagun and Guwahati-Murkongselek will be introduced during 2014-15, Gowda who had announced in his 2014-15 Railway Budget, disclosed that there are 23 ongoing projects in the NE of which 11 are national projects.
With higher allocation and close monitoring of works, the minister hoped that Dudhnoi-Mendipathar new line, Lumding-Badarpur-Silchar gauge conversion, Barmuti-Murkongselek and Balipara-Bhalukpong sections would get commissioned soon facilitating connectivity to the state capital and ongoing major projects in the region.
Today (4:35PM)  Railways to focus on Train Collision Avoidance system (www.business-standard.com)

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Advocating the need for installation of the indigenised Train Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), the cash-strapped railways today said it is a cost-effective solution for preventing accidents in the country.
TCAS, is an indigenised system developed by Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO), the railways' research arm, is operational between Hyderabad and Wadi in south India on a trial basis, Railway Board Member (Electrical), Kul Bhushan, said, in a seminar here.
Hoping the indigenised system is likely to be a "game changer" in days to come, Bhusan said "the TCAS could become Indian Train Control System in future."
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While the TCAS cost about Rs 1 lakh per km, the other available system - Train Protection Warning System (TPWS) - an European technology, cost about Rs 80 lakh per km.
"The system is a cost-effective solution for railways. There will be two benefits from the TCAS. First, if the loco pilot jumped the red signal then it will apply emergency brake and stop the train. Secondly if the train derails then trains coming from either side will be automatically stopped," Electrical Member said.
There is an urgent need for introduction of effective preventive measures to mitigate the risk of jumping signal and over speeding by loco pilots of trains leading to accidents.
"The technical optimisation in the TCAS will be complete in a few months from now and a decision will be taken soon to extend the system on other routes," he said.
There are technologies emerging on safety enhancement of train operation world over and the requirement of higher safety for Indian rail operation is also not less since railways is going for semi-high speed and high speed train.
Bhusan said Indian Railway has currently 65,000 km route and out of which about 60,000 km are in block signalling system and rest of the route are on automatic signalling system.
"While TPWS can be effective on the automatic signalling route, TCAS can be installed on block signalling route depending upon its successful trial," he said.
Railways, he said, is exploring various innovative measures to procure electricity at a reduced tariff.
"In order to contain the expenditure on fuel which has been estimated to be about Rs 35,176 crore during the current finance year, railways is taking various initiatives like progressive railway electrification on important and busy routes," Bhusan said.
He also affirmed railways stand to focus on harnessing green energy both solar and wind on a very large sacle including on available roof-top spaces of stations and buildings.
Today (3:28PM)  Peacock-hit Delays Vaigai Exp by 2 Hrs (www.newindianexpress.com)

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MADURAI:  Generally, flights get grounded after a bird-hit. But, in a strange incident, the Chennai-bound Vaigai Express was delayed for two hours as a peacock in flight over the track hit the engine which caused a technical snag at Vada Madurai in Dindigul district on Friday.
Officials with the carcass of peacock near Vada Madurai | Express While the trouble-hit electric engine was replaced with a diesel engine and the train resumed its journey, the life of the peacock, which suffered serious injuries in the collision came to a sad end. Officials said that 15 minutes after the Vaigai Express departed from Dindigul Station, a peacock that flew and tried to cross the track hit the engine near Vada Madurai. The bird-hit triggered a short circuit and in the impact air pipe broke bringing the engine to a halt. “As efforts
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to set the problem right and move the engine failed, a diesel engine brought from Dindigul was attached to the train and it resumed journey,” said the station master.
Peacock-hits on trains are nothing uncommon in this part, especially from Tiruchy to Manaparai. In fact, these birds have started moving up to T Kallupatti. However, it is a rare incident where a train developed snag and stopped after hitting a peacock.
Today (3:27PM)  Rs 35 lakh, 6 months and 16 dead kids later, Railways begins to install the gate (indianexpress.com)
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Six months ago, the Railways spent Rs 35 lakh fixing the Masaipet unmanned railway crossing in Medak district of Telangana. They constructed a gateman’s room, installed a gate mechanism, built pillars and fences around the room, gave all a coat of paint, set colourful tiles — they did everything required to secure an unmanned crossing except the most important thing: installing the gate.
That got caught in red tape.
Until Thursday morning, when 16 schoolchildren were killed after a train rammed their school bus at this crossing. In less than 24 hours, late on Friday night, as 20 children fought for their lives in a hospital in Secunderabad, the red tape seemed to have miraculously disappeared. Personnel from the Railways had begun installing the gate.
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The Masaipet unmanned level crossing, simply known as UMLC No. 233, was identified by South Central Railway for conversion to manned crossing way back in March 2012 after a census was carried out at more than 200 such unmanned crossings.
Masaipet was classified as an “A” class crossing based on volume of road traffic which meant the crossing had to be kept open for road traffic but gates needed to be closed whenever a train passed by. The census report submitted by the Principal Chief Engineer regarding Masaipet suggested that besides the increasing volume of road traffic, it received representations from local officials that there were schools not far from the rail tracks and there was movement of two- and three-wheelers carrying children to schools.
Representations from the Medak district collector, Zilla Parishad High School, and Masaipet sarpanch were also considered. The Zilla Parishad school itself has over 300 children, who daily cross the tracks with their parents on two-wheelers or just walk.
Sources said work began in December 2012. Initially, fences and pillars were erected to demarcate the area where the gateman’s room and switch room would be constructed. After that, work stopped. In the 2013-14 budget, the South Central Railway received Rs 82 crore specifically to instal gates at unmanned crossings that were earmarked for conversion. Of this, officials said Rs 35 lakh was allocated to the Masaipet railway crossing.
“The gateman’s room and switch room were constructed five months ago. Fences were erected and tiling was done. The approach road was repaired. The apparatus and mechanism required to operate the gates was also installed. However, gates, communications, power and drinking water supply was not given,” a top official of the South Central Railway told The Indian Express.
Giving reasons for the delay, the official said: “Work is done in stages. Approvals and allocation of additional funds are pending with the Railways Ministry and work stopped there. We also have to recruit three persons who will man the gates in eight-hour shifts, these posts have not yet been sanctioned. Work on 21 unmanned crossings is going on simultaneously. There are procedures involved in installing communications and recruiting manpower and therefore it got delayed. We were planning to finish the work in the next three months.”
The gates and signalling equipment supposed to be installed at Masaipet are being prefabricated at Signal and Telecommunication Workshop at Mettuguda, Hyderabad. However, after Thursday’s accident, officials shifted the gates and other equipment from Hyderabad to Masaipet and started installing them.
South Central Railway General Manager P K Shrivastava refused to comment.
“Work is on at several places and Masaipet is one of them. Rooms and other infrastructure is ready and work is going on step by step to make it operational. It was in the process of being made into a manned crossing with 24-hour security. But in view of Thursday’s unfortunate incident, we have channeled all resources and workforce to install the gates and we are making arrangements to post a gateman as soon as possible,” South Central Railway PRO K Sambasiva Rao said.
Masaipet sarpanch Madhusudhan said, “We made dozens of representations to railways officials, ministers, and district collectors. We even told them about the schoolchildren who are at risk daily as they cross the tracks to go to school. Work started a few months ago, they constructed everything required to post a gateman. But six months ago work stopped and since then grass and bushes have grown on that premises. Today they are installing gates, after 16 children died. When they could do this today, why did they not do it before?”
Today (3:27PM)  Eliminate Blind Spots on Unmanned Crossings (www.newindianexpress.com)

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The death of 14 schoolchildren in a bus-train collision at an unmanned level crossing in Telangana has exposed the sheer failings of the Railways, the Centre and state governments and other public authorities in getting rid of the death traps. The loss of innocent lives should be an eye-opener for everyone. Elimination of unmanned level crossings must assume top priority for, the Medak mishap is no exception. Thousands of lives are lost every year at such crossings in India. As per official figures, unmanned level crossing accidents constitute 38 per cent of train mishaps and account for 56 per cent deaths.
True, the elimination of unmanned level crossing is a Herculean task. Removal of the level crossings or making alternative arrangements like road over-bridges and under-bridges entail investment running into crores. According to the rail ministry, there are 30,348 level crossings,
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of which 11,563 are unmanned. In the last five years 5400 unmanned crossings have been removed. The railway minister has also announced provisioning of `1,785 crore for construction of road over-bridges and under bridges in the 2014-15 rail budget while promising examination of all unmanned crossings in detail and charting suitable modalities for their elimination.
However, administrative apathy, red tapism at the local levels and land acquisition are major bottlenecks. Thus, the most important job for all the authorities is to devise a coordinated road map for eliminating all the unsupervised crossings within a time frame. The process should be undertaken early as safety of people overrules all other considerations. A majority of accidents is due to the propensity of the drivers to get past the approaching train ignoring the danger. In most cases, the drivers misjudge the speed of the train and get caught right on the tracks. A rigorous campaign backed by measures like equipping the hazardous entities with clear warning signages and placing speed breakers should be launched for educating people on safe practices for unmanned crossings.
Today (2:28PM)  Extension of running of Yashwantpur-Jaipur-Yashwantpur Premium Special Train (www.nwr.indianrailways.gov.in)

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Today (2:26PM)  I. CANCELLATION OF SUBURBAN TRAIN SERVICES DUE TO LINE BLOCK & II. CHANGE IN PATTERN OF TRAIN SERVICES DUE TO LINE BLOCK (www.sr.indianrailways.gov.in)

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I. CANCELLATION OF SUBURBAN TRAIN SERVICES DUE TO LINE BLOCK & II. CHANGE IN PATTERN OF TRAIN SERVICES DUE TO LINE BLOCK

CANCELLATION OF SUBURBAN TRAIN SERVICES DUE TO LINE BLOCK
Due to line block / power block from 10.00 hrs. to 18.10 hrs. o­n 27.07.2014, Sunday to facilitate engineering works between Villivakkam – Ambattur in Chennai Central – Arakkonam section, the following suburban train services will be cancelled o­n 27.07.2014, Sunday.
Train No.43219 MMC – Tiruvallur EMU scheduled to leave MMC at 09.45 hrs.
Train No.43705 Chennai Beach – Tiruvallur EMU scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 09.45 hrs.
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Train No.43015 MMC – Avadi EMU scheduled to leave MMC at 10.15 hrs.
Train No.43017 MMC – Avadi EMU scheduled to leave MMC at 10.45 hrs.
Train No.43221 MMC – Tiruvallur EMU scheduled to leave MMC at 11.30 hrs.
Train No.43223 MMC – Tiruvallur EMU scheduled to leave MMC at 12.15 hrs.
Train No.43019 MMC – Avadi EMU scheduled to leave MMC at 12.35 hrs.
Train No.43113 MMC – Pattabiram E depot EMU scheduled to leave MMC at 13.05 hrs.
Train No.43707 Chennai Beach – Tiruvallur EMU scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 13.05 hrs.
Train No.43227 MMC – Tiruvallur EMU scheduled to leave MMC at 14.00 hrs.
Train No.43231 MMC – Tiruvallur EMU scheduled to leave MMC at 15.00 hrs.
Train No.43115 MMC – Pattabiram E depot EMU scheduled to leave MMC at 15.15 hrs.
Train No.43233 MMC – Tiruvallur EMU scheduled to leave MMC at 15.40 hrs.
Train No.43021 MMC – Avadi EMU scheduled to leave MMC at 15.50 hrs.
Train No.43117 MMC – Pattabiram E depot EMU scheduled to leave MMC at 16.10 hrs.
Train No.43235 MMC – Tiruvallur EMU scheduled to leave MMC at 16.30 hrs.
Train No.43237 MMC – Tiruvallur EMU scheduled to leave MMC at 17.00 hrs.
Train No.43239 MMC – Tiruvallur EMU scheduled to leave MMC at 17.25 hrs.
Train No.43016 Avadi – MMC EMU scheduled to leave Avadi at 09.50 hrs.
Train No.43018 Avadi – MMC EMU scheduled to leave Avadi at 11.05 hrs.
Train No.43226 Tiruvallur – MMC EMU scheduled to leave Tiruvallur at 10.55 hrs.
Train No.43228 Tiruvallur – MMC EMU scheduled to leave Tiruvallur at 11.25 hrs.
Train No.43230 Tiruvallur – MMC EMU scheduled to leave Tiruvallur at 12.00 hrs.
Train No.43020 Avadi – MMC EMU scheduled to leave Avadi at 13.25 hrs.
Train No.43616 Avadi – Chennai Beach EMU scheduled to leave Avadi at 12.10 hrs.
Train No.43116 Pattabiram E depot – MMC EMU scheduled to leave Pattabiram E depot at 13.35 hrs.
Train No.43704 Tiruvallur – Chennai Beach EMU scheduled to leave Tiruvallur at 13.40 hrs.
Train No.43118 Pattabiram E depot – MMC EMU scheduled to leave Pattabiram E depot at 14.15 hrs.
Train No.43122 Pattabiram E depot – MMC EMU scheduled to leave Pattabiram E depot at 16.25 hrs.
Train No.43234 Tiruvallur – MMC EMU scheduled to leave Tiruvallur at 14.45 hrs.
Train No.43238 Tiruvallur – MMC EMU scheduled to leave Tiruvallur at 15.40 hrs.
Train No.43240 Tiruvallur – MMC EMU scheduled to leave Tiruvallur at 16.05 hrs.
Train No.43022 Avadi – MMC EMU scheduled to leave Avadi at 17.10 hrs.
Train No.43242 Tiruvallur – MMC EMU scheduled to leave Tiruvallur at 16.45 hrs.
Train No.43244 Tiruvallur – MMC EMU scheduled to leave Tiruvallur at 17.00 hrs.
Train No.43246 Tiruvallur – MMC EMU scheduled to leave Tiruvallur at 17.20 hrs.
Today (2:21PM)  Fortress Check at Secunderabad Railway Station Yields Rs 4.69 Lakh (www.scr.indianrailways.gov.in)

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26-07-2014
Secunderabad
Fortress Check at Secunderabad Railway Station Yields Rs 4.69 Lakh
Secunderabad Division of South Central Railway conducted a fortress check against ticketless and irregular travel at Secunderabad station o­n 25thJuly, 2014.The Check was conducted under the direct supervision of Shri B.Vijay Bhaskar, Chief Commercial Manager / Passenger Marketing, South Central Railway, Shri P. Ravi Padi, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager, Secunderabad Division, SCR.
140 Ticket checking staff along with personnel carried out the drive and checked the tickets of each passenger. During the fortress check, all the exit points at Secunderabad Railway station were plugged to prevent ticketless travellers escaping from the fortress check.
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A total of 1031 persons, comprising of 474 persons travelling without ticket, 423persons travelling irregularly and 134 cases of un-booked luggage were apprehended. An amount of Rs. 4, 68, 900/- was realised towards penalty from these persons.
Today (2:20PM)  Diversion of Some Trains Due to Commissioning of 3rd Line From Kharagpur to Shyamchak (www.scr.indianrailways.gov.in)

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Diversion of Some Trains Due to Commissioning of 3rd Line From Kharagpur to Shyamchak
In viewof Pre-Non Interlocking work for commissioning of 3rdline from Kharagpur to Shyamchak o­n South Eastern Railway, the following express trains are diverted from 30th July, 2014 (Wednesday) to 9thAugust, 2014 (Saturday) as detailed below:-
Trains Diverted:

1)Train No. 12514 Guwahati-Secunderabad weekly Express, departing Guwathi o­n 7thAugust, 2014 (Thursday) is diverted to run via., Santhia, Andal, Durgapur, Asansol, Adra and Hijji instead of its original route i.e., via., Malda Town, Sumani, Barddhaman, Howrah. This Train will
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stop at Durgapur and Asansol.

2)Train No. 12513 Secunderabad-Guwahati weekly Express, departing Secunderabad o­n 3rd August, 2014 (Sunday) is diverted to run via., Hijji, Midnapur, Asansol, Durgapar, Andal and Sainthia instead of its original route i.e., via., Howrah, Barddhaman, Gumani and Malda Town. This Train will stop at Asansol and Durgapur.

3)Train No. 15902 Dibrugarh-Yesvantpur weekly Express, departing Dibrugarh o­n 1stAugust and 8th August, 2014 (Friday) is diverted to run via., Santhia, Andal, Durgapur, Asansol, Adra and Hijji instead of its original route i.e., via., Malda Town, Sumani, Barddhaman, Howrah. This Train will stop at Durgapur and Asansol.

4)Train No. 15901 Yesvantpur-Dibrugarh weekly Express, departing Yesvantpur o­n 4thAugust, 2014 (Monday) is diverted to run via., Hijli, Adra, Asansol, Durgapur, Andal and Sainthia. This Train will stop at Asansol and Durgapur.

5)Train No. 12510 Guwahati-Bangalore Tri-weekly Express departing Guwahati o­n 3rdAugust (Sunday), 4th August (Monday) and 5th August, 2014 (Tuesday) will be diverted to run via., , Andal, Durgapur, Asansol, Adra and Hijli. This Train will stop at Asansol and Durgapur.

6)Train No. 12509 Bangalore-Guwahati Tri-weekly Express departing Bangalore o­n 1stAugust (Friday), 6th August (Wednesday), 7th August (Thursday) and 8th August, 2014 (Friday) will be diverted via Hijli, Midnapur, Asansol, Durgapur, Andal, Sainthia. This train will stop at Asansol and Durgapur.

7)Train No. 12254 Bhagalpur-Yesvantpur Anga weekly Express departing Bhagalpur o­n 6thAugust, 2014 (Wednesday) will be diverted via Bhagalpur, Kiul, Jhajha, Asansol, Adra and Hijli.

8)Train No. 12253 Yesvantpur-Bhagalpur Anga weekly Express departing Yesvantpur o­n 2ndand 9th August, 2014 (Saturday) will be diverted via Hijli, Adra, Asansol, Jhajha, Kiul and Bhagalpur.

9)Train No. 15228 Muzaffarpur-Yesvantpur weekly Express departing Muzaffarpur o­n 4thAugust, 2014 (Monday) will be diverted via Malda Town, Sainthia, Andal, Durgapur, Asansol and Adra. This train will stop at Asansol and Durgapur.

10)Train No. 15227 Yesvantpur- Muzaffarpur weekly Express departing Yesvantpur o­n 6thAugust, 2014 (Wednesday) will be diverted Adra, Asansol, Durgapur, Andal, Sainthia and Malda Town. This train will stop at Asansol and Durgapur.

11)Train No. 12508 Guwahati-Trivandrum Central Bi-weekly Express departing Guwahati o­n 1stand 8th August, 2014 (Friday) will be diverted via Sainthia, Andal, Durgapur, Asansol, Adhra and Hijli. This train will stop at Asansol and Durgapur.

12)Train No. 12507 Trivandrum Central-Guwahati Bi-weekly Express departing Trivandrum Central o­n 5thAugust, 2014 (Tuesday) will be diverted via Hijli, Adhra, Asansol, Durgapur, Andal and Sainthia. This train will stop at Asansol and Durgapur.

13)Train No. 12516 Guwahati-Thiruvananthapuram weekly Express departing Guwahati o­n 6thAugust, 2014 (Wednesday) will be diverted via Sainthia, Andal, Durgapur, Asansol, Adhra and Hijli. This train will stop at Asansol and Durgapur.

14) Train No. 12515 Thiruvananthapuram-Guwahati weekly Express departing Guwahati o­n 3rdAugust, 2014 (Sunday) will be diverted via Hijli, Midnapur, Asansol, Durgapur, Andal and Sainthia. This train will stop at Asansol and Durgapur.
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