Jun 23, 2017

Regular Run of Tirupati - Jammu Tawi - Tirupati Humsafar Express Commencing with Revised Stoppages

Train No. 22705 Tirupati – Jammu Tawi Superfast Humsafar Express on regular run

With effect from 27th June, 2017 (Tuesdays) will depart Tirupati at 17:15 hrs; arrive/depart Secunderabad at 06.55/07.20 hrs next day (i.e., Wednesdays) and arrive Jammu Tawi at 21.10 hrs o­n Thursdays.

18 Special Trains between H.S.Nanded and Ajni

In order to clear extra rush of passengers, 18 special trains will be run between H.S. Nanded and Ajni as detailed below:-

Accordingly, Train No. 07629 H.S.Nanded - Ajni Special train will depart H.S.Nanded at 20:30 hrs o­n 3rd, 10th, 17th , 24th, 31st July, 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th August, 2017 (Mondays) and arrive Ajni at 05:25 hrs o­n the next day.


The following SER trains have been rescheduled due to late running of link rakes:
·12860 Howrah–Mumbai CST Gitanjali Express has been rescheduled to leave Howrah at 15.50 hrs. instead of 13:50 hrs. today (22/06/2017).


To clear the extra rush of passengers, it has been decided to run eight pairs of Special trains between Tatanagar-Visakhapatnam-Tatanagar during the period from 07.07.17 to 26.08.17 and thirteen Pairs of Special trains between Tatanagar-Kacheguda-Tatanagar during the period from 03.07.17 to 26.09.17.

08189/08190 Tatanagar-Visakhapatnam-Tatanagar Weekly Special (08 Pairs):


To clear the extra rush of passengers, it has been decided to run nine pairs of Special trains between Santragachi-Puri-Santragachi during the period from 06.07.17 to 01.09.17.

South Western Railway celebrates International Day of Yoga

As part of 3rd International Day of Yoga, South Western Railway Head Quarters conducted Yoga and Pranayam Session for Railway Officers and staff at Chalukya Railway Institute, Gadag Road, Hubballi from 09:00 hrs. to 10:00 hrs. on 21st June, 2017. Shri P.A. Lamghare, Additional General Manager was the chief guest.


Shri Pradeep Kumar, Member Staff, Railway Board, New Delhi visited South Western Railway on22.06.17. He inaugurated 19th Hole-Renovated Golf Lounge at Rail Golf Club, Golf Links Railway Officers Colony, Hubballi.He inaugurated 36 Unit of Type-II Railway Quarters for Railway Staff at New Vinoba Nagar, Gadag Road, Hubballi. He inspected Simulator at Diesel Loco Shed, Hubballi.Simulator is a tool designed for giving virtual experience of driving ofrail engine.He also inspected Hubballi Railway station and inaugurated Digital Audiometry at Central Railway Hospital, Hubballi. He conducted Review Meeting with Railway Officers at Rail Soudha, Hubballi

Special fare special train from Kochuveli to Hyderabad

Train No.07116 Kochuveli – Hyderabad special fare special train will leave Kochuveli at 20.15 hrs. o­n 03rd & 10th July, 2017 (Mondays) and reach Hyderabad at 03.30 hrs. o­n Wednesdays.

Composition:Sleeper Class – 16 & Luggage-cum-brake van – 2 coaches.


Due to Line Block / Power Block to facilitate engineering works between Villivakkam – Ambattur railway stations in Chennai – Arakkonam section, changes will be made in the pattern of train services as detailed below on 24th & 25thJune, 2017 and 01st & 02nd July, 2017 (Saturdays and Sundays).

A.Cancellation / Rescheduling of suburban trains 24.06.2017 & 01.07.2017 (Saturdays):

1.Train No.43253 MMC – Thiruvallur EMU local, scheduled to leave MMC at 23.10 hrs., will be cancelled.


Thiru Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon’ble Union Minister of Railways will visit Chennai Central Railway Station on 24thJune, 2017.During a function to be held at Chennai Central Railway Station at 14.30 hrs. o­n that day, the Union Minister of Railways will Dedicate / Inaugurate a number of Projects and Passenger Amenities in Chennai, Tiruchchirappalli and Madurai Divisions.Thiru Pon Radhakrishnan, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Thiru D. Jayakumar, Hon’ble Minister for Fisheries, Finance, Personnel and Administrative Reforms, Govt. of Tamil Nadu and Hon’ble Members of Parliament and Hon’ble Members of Legislative Assembly of the area will grace the occasion by their presence.

Railways to extend the running of Superfast AC Special Weekly Train between Rajkot-Santragachi till 30th July 2017

For the convenience of passengers and to clear extra rush, Railways has decided to extend the trips of  Superfast AC Summer Special Train with special charges between Rajkot-Santragachi-Rajkot.
Train No 02833/02834 Rajkot-Santragachi AC Superfast Special Weekly Train (08 services)
Train no. 02833 Rajkot-Santragachi  AC Superfast  Weekly Special Train will depart from Rajkot every Sunday at 22.20 hrs and reach Santragachi o­n Tuesday at 16.35 hrs till 28th July 2017.

Minister of Railways reviewed the position with Railway Board officials about Tree Plantation on Railway land

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhu today reviewed the position with Railway Board officials about Tree Plantation on Railway land in conjunction with State Governments in the jurisdiction of the Zonal Railways.
Shri Suresh Prabhu has directed that state-wise list to be prepared pertaining to tree plantation on Railway land by State Government agencies. He has also directed to seek assistance from units of Territorial Army for the purpose of tree plantation. Vice-Chancellors of Universities may also be approached for assistance, he suggested.

Minister of Railways reviewed the status of internal audit system on Indian Railways

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu reviewed the status of internal control systems and internal audit on Indian Railways. The meeting was attended by Financial Commissioner (Railways) B.N.Mohapatra, Advisor Vigilance, Advisor Finance and other officials. 

Shri Suresh Prabhu stressed on the need to put in place effective internal control systems and internal audit which should be capable of detecting non-compliance of laid down procedures, system failures, etc. 

Railway Minister reviews the alternative arrangements in view of closure of Dhanbad-Chandrapura Rail line

Existing Gomoh flyover work to be expanded with two additional Rail connections and implemented expeditiously
Railway PSU RITES to undertake survey for diversion of track of affected portions
Possibility of running some more passenger carrying trains to be explored
 Railway Administration constantly monitoring the situation

        Ministry of Railways is constantly working on putting in place  alternative arrangements in the wake of closure of Dhanbad-Chandrapura Railway line due to Jharia Coal Field Fire. Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu today again reviewed the alternative arrangements in a high level meeting attended by Railway board members. The participants at the meeting included

Railways continues its emphasis on improvement in Railways infrastructure in the North-eastern region

Ministry of Railways has been laying great emphasis on improvement in Railway infrastructure in the North-eastern region.
North Eastern Region is served by Northeast Frontier Railway consisting of 8 states i.e. Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya and Sikkim.

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