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12717/Ratnachal SF Express
రత్నాచల్ సూపర్‌ఫాస్ట్ ఎక్స్ ప్రెస్     रत्नाचल सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस

VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction --> BZA/Vijayawada Junction

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12717 Visakhapatnam - Vijayawada Ratnachal express has changes in Time table between Duvvada (DVD) - Eluru (EE) w.e.f 15-08-2018 , refer TT for changes.
Tue Aug 14, 2018 (07:24PM)
Inaugural Run
Mon Oct 03, 1994
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Updated: Aug 05 2019 (18:42) by TSAnubharadwaj^
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Rating: 3.8/5 (137 votes)
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Sep 01 2019 (06:45) RPF nabs person for ‘blocking’ seats in general coaches (www.thehindu.com)
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News Entry# 389973  Blog Entry# 4415274   
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Sep 01 2019 (06:45)
Station Tag: Visakhapatnam Junction/VSKP added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Sep 01 2019 (06:45)
Train Tag: Ratnachal SF Express/12717 added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948
Special team of the RPF arrested a person, who was allegedly blocking seats in general coaches of trains and selling them to passengers at the Visakhapatnam Railway Station on Saturday.
The person is identified as T. Gowri Naidu, a resident of Kancharapalem.
On reliable information, a close watch kept on the important trains at Visakhapatnam railway station by the team from August 30. Gowri Naidu was found capturing seats in General Coach of Ratnachal Express in Visakhapatnam station and taking money as per demand of the train by spreading towels on those
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A case has been registered and he was produced before the VI Metropolitan Magistrate for Railways, Visakhapatnam. He was remanded to Central Prison, Visakhapatnam.
Senior Divisional Security Commissioner of RPF Jitendra Srivastava Visakhapatnam said that RPF will is take strict action in order to control this menace immediately in coordination with the departments concerned.
Dec 17 2018 (23:52) Bulletin No. 2 Cancellation of Trains Due to “Cyclone Phethai” (www.scr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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News Entry# 371756  Blog Entry# 4117591   
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In view of heavy rain due to “Cyclone Phethai" the following trains are cancelled o­n 17th December, 2018 as detailed below:-
 
1.Train No. 17240 Visakhapatnam – Guntur Simhadri Express scheduled to depart Visakhapatnam o­n 17th December, 2018 is cancelled.
2.Train No. 17239 Guntur – Visakhapatnam Simhadri Expressscheduled to depart Guntur o­n 17th December, 2018 is cancelled.
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No. 12717 Visakhapatnam – Vijayawada Ratnachalam Express scheduled to depart Visakhapatnam o­n 17th December, 2018 is cancelled.
4.Train No. 12718 Vijayawada - Visakhapatnam Ratnachalam Express scheduled to depart Vijayawada o­n 17th December, 2018 is cancelled.
5.Train No. 17241 Narsapur – Nidadavolu link Expressscheduled to depart Narsapur o­n 17th December, 2018 is cancelled.
6.Train No. 17242 Nidadavolu - Narsapu link Expressscheduled to depart Nidadavolu o­n 17th December, 2018 is cancelled.
Hyderabad, Dec 17 (UNI) In view of heavy rain due to “Cyclone Phethai", South Central Railway (SCR) on Monday has cancelled 6 Express and 23 passenger trains scheduled to run on Vijayawada-Visakhapatnam Section.The express trains which cancelled today are Train No. 17240 Visakhapatnam – Guntur Simhadri Express, scheduled to depart Visakhapatnam, Train No. 17239 Guntur – Visakhapatnam Simhadri Express scheduled to depart Guntur, Train No. 12717 Visakhapatnam – Vijayawada Ratnachal Express scheduled to depart Visakhapatnam , Train No. 12718 Vijayawada - Visakhapatnam Ratnachalam Express scheduled to depart Vijayawada, Train No. 17241 Narsapur – Nidadavolu link Express scheduled to depart Narsapur and Train No. 17242 Nidadavolu - Narsapur link Express scheduled to depart Nidadavolu, SCR said in a release here.
Apr 18 2017 (07:26) Travel in vistadome coach to be an exhilarating experience (www.thehindu.com)
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Long-pending demand of tourists to be fulfilled from tomorrow
The long-cherished dream of tourists going to Araku to travel in a vistadome (see through glass) coach will be realised on Wednesday (April 19). Though the trial run of the coach was launched by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu through video conference on Sunday, tourists can book their seats from Tuesday for travel by this coach from Wednesday.There was demand for introduction of vistadome coaches for about a decade now. “A single coach cannot suffice the needs of tourists, we require more such coaches for tourists travelling to Araku,” MLC P.V.N. Madhav said.The beauty of Araku can best be explored by travelling in train that goes through tunnels, and this would give an exhilarating
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experience.“During my childhood, it was a fascination for me to travel to Araku by train. The Araku route has the second largest number of tunnels in India, perhaps, after Lonavala in Mumbai,” Mr. Madhav said.Thousands of tourists travel to Araku and Borra caves, especially during summer holidays and Dasara vacations. Owing to lack of accommodation on the Visakhapatnam-Kirandul passenger, which is the only passenger train, going on this route, tourists are forced to travel by road.There is also a demand to operate a tourist special from Vizag to Araku.Though the East Coast Railway (ECoR) had operated special trains during the peak season during the last two years, no such announcement has been made on special train to Araku so far this year despite persistent demands from the public.
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The IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) website has changed the name of train no. 12717 Visakhapatnam – Vijayawada as ‘Ratnachalam’ Express. However, the name of 12718 Vijayawada – Visakhapatnam train has, however, been correctly given as ‘Ratnachal’ Express.
One may think: What’s in a name? One may even dismiss it as a simple error.
But, for most travelling passengers, name of the train is everything. Many do not know the train numbers but identify them by their names.
Duvvada Railway Users’ Association secretary K. Eswar brought the issue to the notice of the IRCTC through Twitter on March 9 this year but no action has been taken so far.
03-03-2017
In order to provide travelling facility for waitlisted passengers during summer season, South Central Railway will temporary augment 22 express trains with additional Coaches from 5th March to 1st June, 2017 as detailed below:-
1.Train No. 12747 Guntur-Vikarabad Palnadu Express will be augmented with 5 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 5th March to 31st May, 2017.
2.Train No. 12748 Vikarabad-Guntur Palnadu Express will
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be augmented with 5 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 5th March to 31st May, 2017.
3.Train No. 12713 Vijayawada-Secunderabad Satavahana Express will be augmented with 4 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 5th March to 31st May, 2017.
4.Train No. 12714 Secunderabad-Vijayawada Satavahana Express will be augmented with 4 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 5th March to 31st May, 2017.
5.Train No. 12711 Vijayawada-Chennai Pinakini Express will be augmented with 4 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 5th March to 31st May, 2017.
6.Train No. 12712 Chennai-Vijayawada Pinakini Express will be augmented with 4 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 5th March to 31st May, 2017.
7.Train No. 12718 Vijayawada-Visakhapatnam Ratnachal Express will be augmented with 2 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 5th March to 31st May, 2017.
8.Train No. 12717 Visakhapatnam- Vijayawada Ratnachal Express will be augmented with 2 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 5th March to 31st May, 2017.
9.Train No. 12706 Secunderabad-Guntur Intercity Express will be augmented with 2 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 5th March to 31st May, 2017.
10.Train No. 12705 Guntur-Secunderabad Intercity Express will be augmented with 2 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 5th March to 31stMay, 2017.
11.Train No. 17023 Secunderabad-Kurnool Town Tungabhadra Express will be augmented with 2 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 6th March to 31st May, 2017.
12.Train No. 17024 Kurnool Town-Secunderabad Tungabhadra Express will be augmented with 2 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 6th March to 31st May, 2017.
13.Train No. 17641 Kacheguda-Narkher Intercity Express will be augmented with 2 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 5th March to 31stMay, 2017.
14.Train No. 17642 Narkher-Kacheguda Intercity Express will be augmented with 2 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 6th March to 1stJune, 2017.
15.Train No. 17639 Kacheguda-Akola Weekly Intercity Express will be augmented with 2 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 13th March to 29th May, 2017.
16.Train No. 17640 Akola-Kacheguda Weekly Intercity Express will be augmented with 2 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 14th March to 30th May, 2017.
17.Train No. 12796 Secunderabad-Vijayawada Intercity Express will be augmented with 4 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 6th March to 31st May, 2017.
18.Train No. 12795 Vijayawada Intercity Express will be augmented with 4 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 6th March to 31st May, 2017.
19.Train No. 17405 Tirupati-Adilabad Krishna Express will be augmented with 4 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 5th March to 31st May, 2017.
20.Train No. 17406 Adilabad-Tirupati Krishna Express will be augmented with 4 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 6th March to 1st June, 2017.
21.Train No. 17410 Adilabad-Nanded Express will be augmented with 4 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 6th March to 31st May, 2017.
22.Train No. 17409 Nanded-Adilabad Express will be augmented with 4 Second Class Sitting Coaches from 6th March to 31st May, 2017.
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