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SER/South Eastern
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27th May, 2020:
As a part of restoration of Passenger services in a phased manner, it has been decided by South Eastern Railway to reopen all Computerized Reservation Offices over its jurisdiction from tomorrow (28.05.2020).
Reservation Countersat 26 stations of SER are already functioning from 22.05.2020. Considering the need of the general public and to make the ticket booking easy for all
intending travellers, now it has been decided that all Reserved Ticket Booking Centers will be functioning from tomorrow except the Metiabruz booking office as it is within containment zone.
However, refund from City Booking Offices viz. Rabindra Sadan, Old Koilaghat will be available from 1st June, 2020 o­nwards.
May 27 (17:22) Two New Freight Terminals commences operation over SCR - Started during the current lockdown period helps in balancing the Food Grains supply across the Nation (
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South Central Railway, o­ne of the major freight loading Zones o­n Indian Railways added two more Goods Terminals by commencing operations at Green-field Private Freight Terminals (PFT) during the month of May, 2020, though the entire Nation is under unprecedented lockdown due to outbreak of pandemic Covid-19.
The two Private Freight Terminals (PFTs), M/s Lakshminarasimha Infra Pvt Ltd at Nagireddypalli Railway Station of Yadadri Bhongir District, Telangana was commissioned o­n 08.05.2020 and Sri Lakshmi Venkateshwara Warehousing & PFT Pvt. Ltd at Kaukuntla Railway Station of Mahbubnagar District, Telangana started its operation o­n
During the current lockdown period, Indian Railways uninterruptedly operating freight and parcel services to ensure supply of essential commodities across the Nation. To fulfil this endeavour, South Central Railway is continuously running both freight and parcel trains with particular focus o­n essential commodities like food grains, milk & milk products, fruits, fish, eggs and other perishable items by introducing innovative concepts like Dhood Duronto specials, Jai Kisan freight trains etc.
By taking the advantage of less traffic o­n the tracks due to the lockdown, the Zone has expedited the works related to commencement of operations of these new PFTs to enhance the freight loading basket of SCR.
M/s Lakshmi Narasimha Infra Pvt Ltd at Nagireddypalli Railway Station of Yadadri Bhongir District, Telangana was commissioned o­n 08.05.2020 by despatching the first freight train loaded with boiled rice of 2,400 tonnes to Arakkonam junction in Tamilnadu. The traffic offered for transporting from this goods PFT was earlier moved by road from various warehouses located in surrounding areas of this Station. This PFT will serve the customers hailing from Yadadri Bhongir, Jangaon and Nalgonda districts for transportation of food grains by Rail.
Sri Lakshmi Venkateshwara Warehousing & PFT Pvt. Ltd at Kaukuntla Railway Station of Mahbubnagar District, Telangana has started its operations o­n 25th May 2020. The first freight train was loaded with boiled rice of 2400 tonnes was dispatched from this terminal to Erode station in Tamilnadu. The warehouse with a capacity 1.3 lakh metric tons established inside the PFT was taken over by Food Corporation of India for a period of 3 years for preserving and transportation of food grains by rail to different parts in the Southern States as well as Northern parts of the country. This PFT will serve as nearest Rail head for the districts of Mahbubnagar, Wanaparthy, Jogulamba Gadwal, Nagar Kurnool for transportation of food grains and other essential commodities by Rail.
Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, South Central Railway expressed his happiness in bringing two new PFTs into operation and appreciated the Officers and staff for their efforts in making this a reality in the prevailing tough time. He also opined that these two new PFTs in Telangana will immensely help in transportation of food grains by Rail to different parts of the country and assists in enhancing freight loading of the Zone.

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More and more rail Goods Terminals/ Loading points need to be opened so that IR may gradually regain its lost share of freight traffic, improve its financiial health and reduce th logistics cost of India,
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WR Press Release No. 2020/05
Mumbai, 27th May, 2020
During the Coronavirus Pandemic Lockdown, the Medical department of Western Railway has proactively came forward in providing medical help, readying the hospitals to be equipped to face the scary times of the COVID-19. Western Railway's Jagjivan Ram Hospital turned into a combat zone by providing 172-bed for isolation ward. Till date a total
of 555 patients have been treated in this hospital. Out of which, 341 cases were positive and 179 patients have been discharged after cure. Another 150 suspected cases were also discharged after treatment. By playing an important role in the successfull & effectivemedical management of Coronavirus pandemic & affected patients, JRH has turned as an elixir of life for many patients and their families.
According to a press release issued by Shri Ravinder Bhakar - Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway, patients at Jagjivan Ram Hospital are admitted from triage area with proper history and counseling for both patients and relatives. The dedicated team of medical staff, performing as the brave corona warriors at the frontline, comprises of Doctors - Dr. Alpa, Dr. Shishir, Dr. Sharan and Dr. Savita, Resident Doctors - Dr. Snehal, Dr. Om, Dr. Siddika, Dr. Sravankumar, Dr. Rhishikesh and Dr. Kalyani alongwith other staff including Shri Shailesh, Ms. Reshma, Shri Sanjay Singh, Shri Ganesh and Shri Raju. For indoor patients and staff working in isolation wards these are some of the ways JRH is taking of them as well as ways lift their spirits during this tough hour:
1.Hot and cold water dispenser have been arranged for staff and patients. A20 liters water dispenser has been kept at each ward and 1 liter water bottle is also given to each and every patient daily morning and evening.
2.Delivery of home cooked food arrangement is done for patients thrice a day. The food is given to patients in disposable containers to maintain proper hygiene.
3.Smartphones are provided at each floor for better management of patients. ECG , X-RAY, lab investigation reports etc. are communicated through smart phones. Consultationis also done with outside consultants, thereby developing bettercommunication between isolation team and consultant to manage cases.
4.Patients are making video calls to near and dear o­nes and the relatives are apprised about the patient’ s health .
5.Doctors, Nursing and other paramedics are doing 8 hrs duty for 7 days followed by 7 days under quarantine and observation.
6.Arrangement of accommodation of 180 staff is done at Mumbai Central, Dadar, Marine Lines and two hotels at Fort. Food arrangements are made for staff and doctors. For transportation of staff, mini bus is also hired.
7.There are teams of doctors and paramedics o­n each floor. Staff and doctors are doing extraordinary work with fulldedication and because of their human touch, empathy andsincere work, a positive environment is created in the isolation ward when dealing with patients and patients feel relaxed.
8.Psychologicalsupport is also given by Psychiatrist and Clinical Psychologist by taking rounds and giving counseling by talking to patients to improve their mental health.
Shri Bhakar also stated that while the dedication & hardwork is commendable, it is equally important to protect the protectors and for this special beds are also being kept reserved for hospital staff/ healthcareworkers in case they contract the infection while giving care. Provision of air conditioning has been made at more wards where feasible natural ventilation with large windows o­n opposite sides are available in the rest of the wards.

Jagjivan Ram Hospital staff have received some really good reviews for their unswerving hardwork and dedication through their service. Some of these reviews are as follows where the husband of a cancer patient from NFR who was taking cancer treatment at Tata Hospital, got COVID +ve. Her husband is now cured and discharged and left for West Bengal by Shramik train and they praised thewhole team of JRH for giving good care with humanly behavior. Some patients including a Mumbai Police Constable have posted o­n social media website - Facebook about the good behavior of staff and top class clinical treatment at JRH. Another patient was so happy after having video call at home and was praising whole team of JRH. These are just some of the ways the devoted teams of doctors and medical staff have deeply affected the lives of many who have battled the deadly Coronavirus, where the JRH team became their saviours. Western Railway salutes the dedicated teams of marvelous corona warriors ofJagjivan Ram Hospital for their splendid determination and valour.
May 25 (22:19) Operation of PRS counters at nominated stations on Central Railway - Refund of PRS tickets regarding (
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Central Railway
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Operation of PRS counters at nominated stations o­n Central Railway

On Central Railway, PRS counters have started functioning at nominated stations from 22.5.2020 for the convenience of passengers to book reserved tickets in special trains.

It is also decided that the refund of reservation tickets for the trains cancelled for the journey between 22.3.2020 to 30.6.2020 will be granted as per the following schedule:

Date of journey as per PRS ticket Refund to be given from
22.3.2020 to 31.3.20202 - 6.5.2020
01.4.2020 to 14.4.2020 - 01.6.2020
15.4.2020 to 30.4.2020 - 07.6.2020
01.5.2020 to 15.5.2020 - 14.6.2020
16.5.2020 to 31.5.2020 - 21.6.2020
01.6.2020 to 30.6.2020 - 28.6.2020
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Date: May 25, 2020
This press release is issued by Public Relations Department, Central Railway, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai.
(Shivaji Sutar)
Chief Public Relations Officer
New/Special Trains
SER/South Eastern
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Trains:  Howrah - Ahmedabad Superfast Express/12834   Tatanagar - Danapur Super Express/18183   Danapur - Tatanagar Super Express/18184   Ahmedabad - Howrah SF Express/12833   Mumbai CSMT - Howrah Mail (Via Nagpur)/12809   Howrah - Mumbai CSMT Mail (Via Nagpur)/12810   Howrah - Barbil Jan Shatabdi Express/12021   Barbil - Howrah Jan Shatabdi Express/12022   Yesvantpur - Howrah Duronto Express/12246   Howrah - Yesvantpur Duronto Express/12245   Shalimar - Patna Duronto Express/22213   Patna - Shalimar Duronto Express/22214   Howrah - Yesvantpur Covid - 19 Duronto Special/02245   Yesvantpur - Howrah Covid - 19 Duronto Special/02246   Howrah - Mumbai CSMT Covid-19 Superfast Mail/02810   Mumbai CSMT - Howrah Covid - 19 Superfast Mail/02809   Bhubaneswar - Howrah Janshatabdi Covid-19 Special/02074   Howrah - Bhubaneswar Janshatabdi Covid-19 Special/02073   Howrah - Barbil Jan Shatabdi Covid-19 Special/02021   Barbil - Howrah Janshatabdi Covid-19 Special/02022   Tatanagar - Danapur Super Covid - 19 Special/08183   Danapur - Tatanagar Super Covid - 19 Special/08184   Shalimar - Patna COVID - 19 Duronto Special/02213   Patna - Shalimar COVID - 19 Duronto Special/02214   Ranchi - Patna Covid - 19 Jan Shatabdi Special/02366   Patna - Ranchi Covid - 19 Jan Shatabdi Special/02365   Ahmedabad - Howrah COVID-19 SF Special/02833   Howrah - Ahmedabad Covid-19 SF Special/02834   Falaknuma Covid - 19 SF Special/02703   Falaknuma Covid - 19 Special/02704  
With a view to clear stranded passengers at various places across the country due to lockdown, Ministry of Railways have decided to run 100 pairs of Special Trains all over Indian Railways. Out of these 100 pairs, South Eastern Railway will run 9 pairs of Special Trains originating from Howrah, Shalimar, Tatanagar and Ranchi towards Mumbai, Yesvantpur, Bhubaneswar, Ahmedabad, Secunderabad, Danapur, Barbil and Patna with effect from 1st June, 2020. These Special Trains will run as per the existing route, timings, stoppages and compositions of regular Mail/Express, Duronto and Jan Shatabdi trains. These Special Trains are:

1. 02245/02246 Howrah -Yesvantpur - Howrah Superfast Special:

This train will run every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday w.e.f 02.06.2020 from Howrah. In the opposite direction, the train will run every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday w.e.f. 04.06.2020 from Yesvantpur. The train will run as per the route, timings and stoppages of 12245/12246 Howrah-Yesvantpur- Howrah Duronto Express.

2. 02213/02214 Shalimar - Patna- Shalimar Special:

This train will run from Shalimar every Monday, Wednesday and Friday w.e.f. 01.06.2020. In the return direction, the train will run from Patna every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday w.e.f. 02.06.2020. The train will run as per the route, timings and stoppages of 22213/22214 Shalimar- Patna- Shalimar Duronto Express.

3. 02021/02022 Howrah-Barbil-Howrah Superfast Special:

This train will run daily from Howrah and Barbilw.e.f. 01.06.2020. The train will run as per the route, timings and stoppages of 12021/12022 Howrah-Barbil-Howrah Jan Shatabdi Express.

4. 02810/02809 Howrah-CSMT (Mumbai)-Howrah Superfast Special:

This train will run daily from Howrah w.e.f. 01.06.2020 and from CSMT (Mumbai) w.e.f 03.06.2020. The train will run as per the route, timings and stoppages of 12810/12809 Howrah-CSMT (Mumbai)-Howrah Mail.

5. 02834/02833 Howrah-Ahmedabad-Howrah Superfast Special:

This train will run daily from Howrah w.e.f. 01.06.2020 and from Ahmedabad w.e.f 04.06.2020. The train will run as per the route, timings and stoppages of 12834/12833 Howrah-Ahmedabad-Howrah Express.
6. 08183/08184 Tatanagar-Danapur-Tatanagar Superfast Special:

This train will run daily from Tatanagar w.e.f. 01.06.2020 and from Danapur w.e.f 02.06.2020. The train will run as per the route, timings and stoppages of 18183/18184 Tatanagar-Danapur-Tatanagar Express.

These apart, three more trains originating/terminating in SER jurisdiction viz. 02703/02704 Howrah-Secunderabad-Howrah Special, 02073/02074 Howrah-Bhubaneswar-Howrah Special and 02365/02366 Patna-Ranchi-Patna Special will also be introduced as per the timings and stoppage of the regular identical train.

Some Salient features and Guidelines for passengers :-

·Online E-ticketing will be done through IRCTC Website or through Mobile App. Tickets are also available in selected PRS counters opened o­n 22.05.2020.

·ARP (Advance Reservation Period) will be maximum 30 days.

·Both AC and Non AC coaches will be available.

·No unreserved tickets will be issued. General coaches will be also reserved with allotted seats for sitting.

·RAC and waitlisted tickets will be available.

·No Tatkal and premium Tatkal bookings is allowed.

·Waitlisted passengers are not allowed to board/travel.

·Face cover/mask and Arogya Setu app is compulsory.

·Passenger should reach 90 minutes before the scheduled departure of train.

·Only asymptomatic passengers would be allowed to travel. Full refund to all symptomatic passengers.

·Packed food items and water will be available o­n payment in the pantry cars, if attached to train.

·No linen, blankets or curtains in trains.
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