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Nov 13 (14:45) Sultanpur Railway Station Renamed as Taj Sultanpur (
SCR/South Central
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Railway Board has approved to change the name of Sultanpur railway station as ‘Taj Sultanpur (TJSP)’railway station o­n the new line section between Bidar and Kalaburagi Stations with immediate effect.
Nov 13 (14:45) Temporary stoppage of Bhubaneswar – Rameswaram weekly express at Melmaruvathur (
Temporary Stops
SCR/South Central
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With the view to facilitate the passengers, a temporary stoppage for o­ne minute is provided
for Train No. 18496/18495 Bhubaneswar – Rameswaram – Bhubaneswar weekly express at Melmaruvathur Railway Station with effect from 5th December, 2018 to 21st January, 2019. The arrival/departure timings are mentioned below:-
1.Train No. 18496 Bhubaneswar – Rameswaram weekly express will arrive / depart Melmaruvathur at 10:09 /
10:10 hrs from 7th December, 2018 to 18th January, 2019.
2.Train No. 18495 Rameswaram - Bhubaneswar weekly express will arrive / depart Melmaruvathur at 20:10 / 20:11 hrs from 9th December, 2018 to 20th January, 2019.
Nov 12 (16:32) Hon’ble CM and Hon’ble MR Flagged off inaugural services & Dedicated Various Passenger Amenities and Facilitie (
New Facilities/Technology
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News Entry# 368543  Blog Entry# 3997585   
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Nov 12 2018 (16:32)
Station Tag: Belapur CBD/BEPR added by 12187⭐️ GR ⭐️12188^~/1604684

Nov 12 2018 (16:32)
Station Tag: Kharkopar/KARP added by 12187⭐️ GR ⭐️12188^~/1604684

Nov 12 2018 (16:32)
Station Tag: Nerul/NEU added by 12187⭐️ GR ⭐️12188^~/1604684

Nov 12 2018 (16:32)
Station Tag: Pen/PEN added by 12187⭐️ GR ⭐️12188^~/1604684

Nov 12 2018 (16:32)
Station Tag: Panvel Junction/PNVL added by 12187⭐️ GR ⭐️12188^~/1604684
Central Railway
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Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Maharashtra and Shri Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Minister of Railways and Coal, Government of India :
Inaugurates Mumbai Suburban's 4th Corridor

Flagged off inaugural services o­n newly electrified Panvel-Pen Section & Kharkopar-Belapur/Nerul (Phase 1) Section
Dedicated Various Passenger Amenities and Facilities
Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Shri Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Minister of Railways & Coal, Govt. of India, inaugurated and dedicated Mumbai suburban’s fourth corridor ‘Nerul – Seawoods Darave/Belapur-Kharkopar ( Phase I) New Line’, ‘Panvel – Pen’ electrification work, Flagged off EMU services o­n Belapur/Nerul – Kharkopar section and MEMU services o­n Vasai Road –Diva-Panvel-Pen (through video link), laid foundation stone for Umbermali and Thansit (two new suburban stations o­n Kalyan-Kasara line)  and dedicated various other passenger amenities o­n Suburban section of Mumbai Division of Central Railway  o­n 11.11.2018 at  a colorful function attended by large number of people at Kharkopar Railway Station, Navi Mumbai.
Shri Anant Geete, Hon’ble Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Govt of India, Shri Ramdas B. Athawale, Hon’ble Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt of India, Shri Vinod Tawde, Hon’ble Minister for Education, Maharashtra, Shri Ravindra Chawan, Hon’ble Minister of State for Food and Civil Supplies, Maharashtra and Guardian Minister Raigad District, Shri Arvind Sawant, Shri Rajan Vichare, Shri Shrirang Barne, Hon’b MPs, Shri Jayawant Sutar, Hon’ble Mayor Navi Mumbai, Smt Kavita Choutmal, Hon’ble Mayor, Panvel, Shri Prashant Thakur, Chairman, CIDCO and Hon’ble  MLA, Shri Manohar Bhoir, Shri Sandeep Naik, Shri Ravi Patil, Shri Balram Patil, Smt. Manda Mhatre, Hon’ble MLCs/MLAs were present as Guests of Honour o­n the occasion. Shri Kapil Patil, Hon’ble MP and Shri Bandurang Barora, Hon’ble MLA were present at Umbermali, while a large number of people were present at Pen railway station.
Shri D. K. Sharma, General Manager, Central Railway, welcomed the gathering and informed about the passenger amenities being inaugurated . Shri Lokesh Chandra, Managing Director, CIDCO spoke about the development done by CIDCO. Shri S.K. Tiwari, Chief Administrative Officer (Construction), Central Railway gave vote of thanks.
Shri Ramdas Athavale Minister of State for Social Justice, appreciated that the government has a policy of giving justice to project affected people while doing development works.
Shri Anant Geete, Minister for Heavy Industries said that Kharkopar will be the  center for development due to all the connectivity. He said that the railways provided the cheapest, safest and fast travel facilities as 'Maha Mumbai' was being developed. He thanked the Chief Minister, Minister of Railways & Coal and the Railways for the developmental work.
Shri Piyush Goyal while addressing the gathering said that the Pen-Panvel electrification work has been completed 9 months before schedule of July 2019.  He congratulated the Central Railway and CIDCO officials for working in tandem to complete the Nerul/Belapur-Kharkopar (Phase 1) of Nerul/Belapur-Uran line thereby connecting the Kharkopar area to Mumbai City.  He also said that it is expected to completely electrify the remaining section of Central Railway in a year’s time. 
Shri Devendra Fadnavis, in his address said the Mobility in Transport is the important factor in projects.  He thanked the Minister of Railways for allotting funds in the budget for Maharashtra more than double in comparison to previous years. He also mentioned about the various works done by Railways in Maharashtra in last few years with tremendous speed.
Background Material
Nerul / Belapur – Uran Railway project was envisaged to accelerate the growth of Navi Mumbai by providing direct access between Uran town, JNPT and newly developed area of Mumbai Metropolitan region as well as Greater Mumbai. The cost of project is being shared by Railways and CIDCO in the ratio of 33:67 %.The stretch from Nerul to Kharkopar and Belapur to Kile Jn. have been completed.
Salient features:
Total Length:     26.7 Kms
Phase-I from Nerul/ Belapur to Kharkopar: 12.4 km (double line)
Phase-II from Kharkopar to Uran: 14.3 km (double line)
Total Cost of Project : Rs.1,782 Crore
Inaugural suburban services between Nerul/Belapur and Kharkopar stations are being opened for passenger traffic on 11.11.2018 (Sunday) and the regular services will commence from 12.11.2018 (Monday). The new Electrified BG double line suburban corridor starts from Nerul (PF 4/5) to Kharkopar. Other line starts from Belapur (PF 4) and joins o­n Nerul-Kharkopar line at Kile cabin.
Total 40 services will be run between Kharkopar and Nerul/Belapur stations w.e.f.12.11.2018. 10 pair of services will run between Nerul and Kharkopar stations and 10 pair of services between Belapur and Kharkopar stations.
Railway Electrification of Panvel– Pen section consisting of 35 Route Kilometer/74 Track Kilometer was sanctioned as a part of the Panvel-Pen-Thal section of the Mumbai Division, Central Railway.  The project has been completed with erection of more than 2000 OHE masts & 100 OHE portals/Booms with 23 special structure arrangements o­n 10 bridges and a tunnel. 
Railway Electrification Mission 2022 was launched for cent percent Electrification of Indian Railway network from present level of 46 percent, to provide a pollution free, energy efficient and economical Rail transport. The newly electrified Panvel – Pen double line section (35 Route Kilometers) is a Gateway to connect Western ghat and Konkan Railway network and is a part of the o­nly leftover non-electrified Panvel-Pen-Roha (75 Route Kilometer) main line section of Mumbai Division, Central Railway. With completion of the Panvel-Pen Railway Electrification project, electric commuter train services, popularly called as MEMU are being introduced for the public residing in Raigarh and Alibaug District to connect them to Mumbai Metropolitan City and will usher a new era of prosperity and development to this area.
The work o­n the project commenced from Sept’2017 and completed in Oct’2018. With sustained monitoring of all project activities like supply of men, material and machinery with planned traffic blocks, etc., the project was completed without cost overrun and 9 months before the target date of July 2019.
Total 8 MEMU services will be run between Vasai Road-Diva-Panvel-Pen w.e.f 12.11.2018.
Dedication of Passenger Amenity items i.e. Lifts, Escalators, FOBs, etc.
·New Platform at Parel station. Parel area is famous for medical facilities to patients coming from all over India. Famous hospitals are – TATA memorial Hospital (for Cancer treatment), KEM hospital, Wadia Hospital (for Children), Global hospital, MGM hospital, Haffkine Institute, Veterinary hospital etc. Parel area has rapidly transitioned from a primarily mill area to o­ne of the most upmarket office and residential destinations in the city. To manage the substantially increased number of passengers in Parel station, a separate new platform has been provided for Down line slow trains (towards Kalyan).  Thus, congestion at platform has been significantly reduced.
·6 Foot Over Bridges i.e. at Sewri, Mumbra, Bhandup, Parel, Kalva and Ghatkopar. Since 2014, total 64 FOBs have been constructed and work is in progress for 40 more FOBs o­n Central Railway.
·Raising of Platform height to 900 mm at all 273 platforms of suburban stations.
·41 escalators at 23 stations viz. Lonavala (02), Nahur (01), Currey Road (01), Thane (02), Ghatkopar (02), Kalva (01), Byculla (02), Mulund (01), Matunga (01), Sewri (01), Ambernath (01), Kalyan (02), Vadala Road (03), Asangaon (03), Kasara (01), Mankhurd (02), Shahad (01), Dadar (02), Chembur (02), Karjat (01), Diva (01), Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (02), Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (06).Since 2014, total 71 Escalators are provided and work is in progress for 44 o­n Central Railway.
·10 lifts at 6 stations viz. Thane -2, Tilak Nagar – 2, Vadala Road -3, Chembur 1, Dombivli -1 and Kalyan -1. Since 2014, total 55 Lifts are provided and work is in progress for 16 o­n Central Railway.
·New Toilets at 6 stations viz. Sandhurst Road, Vidyavihar, Dombivali, Ulhasnagar, Kalwa, Atgaon.
·318 new ATVMs at all 77 suburban stations.
·IP based suburban train indicators at 10 stations viz. Dombivali,, Vithalwadi, Shahad, Ambarnath, Ambivali, Badlapur, Titwala, Shelu, Kasara and Bhivpuri Road.
·206 additional CCTV cameras at 6 stations viz. CSMT, Dadar, LTT, Kurla, Thane, Kalyan.
·2 Booking Offices at Bhiwandi Road and Navde Road stations.
·1 Megawatt Solar Power plant at Sanpada EMU Carshed has been commissioned at Sanpada EMU Car shed. So far, solar power plants of 1.934 Megawatt have been provided in last 4 years o­n Central Railway
Foundation Stone Laying of New Suburban stations at Umbermali and Thansit o­n Kalyan-Kasara section. This will provide connectivity and access to Mumbai suburban network for a large number of villagers around these proposed stations.
Date: November 11, 2018
In order to clear extra rush of passengers, South Central Railway will run 122 Special Trains between Kakinada Town – Raichur & Kakinada Town – Kurnool City as detailed below:-
1.Kakinada Town–Raichur–Kakinada Town Tri-Weekly Special Train (70 Services):                                                                                               
  Train No. 07245 Kakinada Town – Raichur Tri-Weekly
Special Train will depart Kakinada Town at 14:25 hrs o­n 9th, 12th, 14th, 16th, 19th, 21st, 23rd, 26th, 28th, 30th December, 2018, 2nd, 4th, 6th, 9th, 11th, 13th, 16th, 18th, 20th, 23rd, 25th, 27th, 30thJanuary, 1st, 3rd, 6th, 8th, 10th, 13th, 15th, 17th, 20th, 22nd, 24th & 27th February, 2019 (Wednesday, Friday & Sundays) and arrive Raichur at 08:30 hrs o­n the next day.
  In the return direction, Train No. 07246 Raichur – Kakinada Town Tri-Weekly Special Train will depart Raichur at 14:05 hrs o­n 10th, 13th, 15th, 17th, 20th, 22nd, 24th, 27th, 29th, 31st December, 2018, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 17th, 19th, 21st, 24th, 26th, 28th, 31st January, 2nd, 4th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 14th, 16th, 18th, 21st, 23rd, 25th & 28th February, 2019 (Thursday, Saturday & Mondays) and arrive Kakinada Town at 08:30 hrs o­n next day.
 Enroute these special trains will stop at Samalkot, Dwarapudi, Rajahmundry, Nidadavolu, Tanuku, Bhimavaram Town, Akividu, Kaikaluru, Gudivada, Vijayawada, Guntur, Narsaraopet, Vinukonda, Donakonda, Markapur Road, Giddalur, Nandyal, Betamcherla, Dhone, Guntakal, Adoni and Mantralayam Road stations in both the directions.
 These trains will consist of AC III Tier, Sleeper Class and General Second Class Coaches. 
2.Kakinada Town–Kurnool City–Kakinada Town Bi-Weekly Special Train (52 Services):
Train No. 07237 Kakinada Town-Kurnool City Bi-Weekly Special Train will depart Kakinada Town at 19:00 hrs o­n 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th, 25th, 27th December, 2018, 1st, 3rd, 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th, 29th, 31stJanuary, 5th, 7th, 12th , 14th, 19th, 21st, 26th & 28th February, 2019 and arrive Kurnool City at 08:10 hrs o­n the next day.
In the return direction, 07238 Kurnool City - Kakinada Town Bi-Weekly Special Train will depart Kurnool City at 16:00 hrs o­n 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st, 26th, 28thDecember, 2018, 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th, 30thJanuary, 1st, 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd & 27th February, 1stMarch, 2019 and arrive Kakinada Town at 07:30 hrs o­n the next day.
Enroute these special trains will stop at Samalkot, Dwarapudi, Rajahmundry, Nidadavolu, Tadepalligudem, Eluru, Vijayawada, Guntur, Narsaraopet, Vinukonda, Donakonda, Markapur Road, Giddalur, Nandyal, Betamcherla and Dhone stations in both the directions.
Nov 11 (18:41) Introduction of Tablet PC’s & Trolley Bags for Guards as part of Transformation policy on Indian Railways (
SCR/South Central
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South Central Railway took another step forward in its journey of progressive transformation with the introduction of modern technology for the comfort of train guards who play a key role in train operations.  Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, South Central Railway inaugurated and handed over the newly introduced tablet PC’s and modern trolley bags to Guards for the first time o­n South Central Railway today i.e., 8th November, 2018 at Secunderabad Railway Station. Shri N. Madhusudhana Rao, Principal Chief Operations Manager, SCR; Shri Amit Varadan, Divisional Railway Manager, Secunderabad Division and other railway officials were present o­n the occasion.
        Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav handed over the Tablet PC & Trolley Bag to the working Guard of Train No.12285
Secunderabad-Hazart Nizamuddin Duronto Express today along with other five senior most Guards of Secunderabad Division. Speaking o­n the occasion, the General Manager stated that the introduction of Tablet PC and Trolley Bag will unburden the Guards and help them for smooth working. The informative material provided in the Tablet PCs which are loaded with Working Time Table, General and Service Rules, Accident Manual etc., are very user friendly and facilitate the staff from refereeing to big bundle of books carried every time. The Trolley bags will be easy to carry, less weight and also now Guards will save lot of time as they need to wait for their Line box to be delivered by Box boys.
 On receiving the newly introduced kit Shri B. Umamaheshwar Rao, Mail/Express Guard expressed happiness o­n the contents of the kit which will be easy to carry in place of earlier cumbersome line boxes. The Tablet PCs containing informative material will be definitely useful for ready reference while working opined Shri H. Kamalakar Rao, Mail/Express Guard who received it before working by Secunderabad-Hazrat Nizamuddin Duronto Express today. Shri D. Ranga Rao, Guard stated that there will be drastical reduction in waiting time as such they need to wait for Line boxes to be brought by box boys earlier.
  Guard is an important safety category staff of Railways who functions as in-charge of the Passenger and Freight carrying trains. He carries vital safety items and rule books along with him while o­n duty. Traditionally these safety items are be carried in a metallic box weighing about 27 Kgs. Due to heavy weight, these boxes are handled at all guard change points using Box Boys. This is a tedious activity and expensive as well since it requires deployment of Box Boys. In order to transform this aspect of train working, Secunderabad Division took a lead to develop Light weight easy to handle Trolley bags weighing 6.2 Kgs as a replacement of 27 Kgs heavy metallic line box without reducing any of the safety items.
        Shri N. Madhusudhana Rao, Principal Chief Operations Manager, took the initiative in introduction of the new Kit as per the Railway Board’s Transformation policy for supplying of Tablet PC’s and superior quality trolley bags to eliminate line boxes of Guards. 
    A total of 236 Trolley bags have been procured in the first phase to supply for the first time o­n South Central Railway by Secunderabad Division. The trolley bag contains o­ne Tablet PC-preloaded with PDF copy of working time table and rules book, o­ne HS Lamp; 2 Red and 1 Green Flags; o­ne Tail Lamp; o­ne Tail Board with pouch; First-aid-Box in plastic pouch; 10 detonators in a tin box with a certificate; 2 pad locks; carriage keys; universal key for opening and closing Guard’s compartment of SLR; two plastic sticks are provided for flags and o­ne plastic folder to keep 4 to 5 foils of rough journal, Guards Certificate and Complaint book. Each bag costs around 17,500/- inclusive of above material.
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