The Karaikal-Chennai express will be operated via Tiruvarur, Peralam and Mayiladuthurai from October 11, According a news report .
Friday, June 29, 2012
The new south Western railway timetable, which will come into effect on July 1, includes new services and revision of timings of existing trains in the Mysore division.
A release from the South Western Railway said that the Mysore-Shirdi Weekly Express, which was a temporary service, will be a full-fledged service under the new timetable, operating on a weekly basis. The Mysore-Sainagar Shirdi Weekly Express (16217) will leave Mysore on Mondays at 5.30 a.m. and reach Shirdi at 11.30 a.m. on Tuesdays.
In the return direction, the Sainagar-Shirdi Mysore Weekly Express (16218) will leave Shirdi at 11.45 p.m. on Tuesdays and reach Mysore at 6.55 a.m. on Thursdays.
The weekly express will have commercial stops at Mandya, Kengeri, Bangalore City, Bangalore Cantonment, Yelahanka, Hindupur, Dharmavaram, Anantapur, Guntakal, Bellary, Hospet, Koppal, Gadag, Bagalkot, Bijapur, Solapur, Kurdwadi, Daund, Ahmednagar, Belapur and Puntamba stations in both directions.
The train will have 20 coaches, consisting of two AC 2-tier coaches, two AC 3-tier coaches, 11 second class sleepers, three general second class coaches and two second class luggage-cum-brake vans.
New trains between Mysore-Shravanabelagola, Mysore-Birur and Mysore-Chamarajanagar have been proposed, and the new timetable includes timings of these trains. However, the actual date of commencement of these services will be announced in due course, the release added.
The Mysore-Bangalore passenger (56231/56232), which used to run six days a week, will be converted to a daily service, as will the Mysore-Bangalore passenger (56237/56238).
The Dadar-Mysore Sharavathi Express (11035) will leave Dadar on Thursdays instead of Tuesdays. This will affect the departure of the Mysore-Dadar Sharavathi Express (11036), which will leave Mysore on Sundays instead of Thursdays.
The Nanjangud Town-Mysore Passenger (56205) will leave Nanjangud at 10.30 a.m. instead of 10.40 a.m. and reach Mysore at 11.20 a.m.
The Tirupati-Chamarajanagar Passenger (56213) will reach Mysore at 10.40 a.m. instead of 10.45 a.m. and leave at 10.55 a.m. instead of 11.10 a.m. from July 1.
The Mysore-Arsikere Passenger (56266) will leave Mysore at 6.45 p.m. instead of 6.20 p.m. and reach Arsikere at 10.45 p.m. instead of 10.25 p.m. The pairing train Arsikere-Mysore passenger (56265) will leave Arsikere at 5.45 p.m. instead of 6.10 p.m. and reach Mysore at 9.55 p.m. instead of 10 p.m.
The Chennai-Mysore Express (16222) will reach Bangalore at 4.30 a.m. instead of 4.50 a.m., while the Ajmer-Mysore Express (16209) will reach Bangalore at 4 a.m. instead of 4.30 a.m.
The Bangalore City-Mysore Passenger (56233) will leave Bangalore at 5 a.m. instead of 5.15 a.m., while the Bangalore City-Mysore Passenger (56232) will leave Bangalore at 9.20 p.m. instead of 9.30 p.m.
It is now decided to run Train No. 12738 Secunderabad-Kakinada Port Gautami Express to its original (existing) timings only without any change from 1stJuly, 2012.
The train will run to its present timings and will depart at 21 15 hrs from Secunderabad and will reach Kakinada Port at07 30 hrs on the next day instead of the new schedule advised with effect from 1st July, 2012 recently.The arrival / departure timings of this train at intermediate stations will also remain unchanged.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The following changes in train timings and changes in the terminals of certain trains of SCR will come into force with effect from 1st July, 2012
A)Changes in Train Timings:
1) Train No. 17429 Hyderabad-Tirupati Rayalaseema Express will depart Hyderabad at 15 35 hrs instead of 17 25 hrs. Enroute, this train will depart Begumpet at 15 46 hrs, Sanathnagar at 15 55 hrs, Lingampalli at 16 15 hrs, Shankarpalli at 16 31 hrs, Vikarabad at 17 10 hrs, Tandur at 17 55 hrs, Nawandgi at 18 10 hrs, Kurugunta at 18 21 hrs, Seram at 18 30 hrs, Makkhaid Raold at 18 45 hrs, Chittapur at 19 00 hrs,Nalwar ast 19 40 hrs, Yadgir at 20 00 hrs, Narayanapeta Road at 20 20 hrs, Krishna at 20 37 hrs,Raichur at 21 10 hrs, Manthralayam Road at 21 35 hrs, Adoni at 22 17 hrs, Guntakal at 23 20 hrs, Gooty at 23 50 hrs, Tadipatri at 00 35 hrs, Kondapuram at 01 00 hrs, Muddanuru at 01 30 hrs, Yerraguntla at 01 50 hrs, Kamalapuram at 02 10 hrs, Cuddapah at 02 45 hrs, Nandalur at 03 25 hrs, Rajampet at 03 50 hrs, Pullampet at 04 00 hrs, Obulawaripalli at 04 10 hrs, Koduru at 04 30 hrs, Renigunta at 06 10 hrs and arrive Tirupati at 06 40 hrs instead of 08 10 hrs. on the next day.
2)Train No. 12732 Secunderabad-Tirupati Express will depart Secundedrabad at20 05 hrs instead of 19 00 hrs.Enroute, this train will depart Vikarabad at 20 20 hrs, Raichur at 00 40 hrs, Guntakal at 02 25 hrs, Gooty at03 00 hrs,Anantapur at 04 15 hrs, Dharmavaram at 05 10 hrs, Kadiri at 06 18 hrs, Mulakalacheruvu at 06 52 hrs, Mananapalli at 07 36 hrs, Kaligiri at 08 05 hrs, Pileru at 08 25 hrs, Pakala at 09 42 hrs and arrive Tirupati at 10 35 hrs instead of 09 30 hrs on the next day.
3)Train No. 57305 Kacheguda – Guntur Passengerwill depart Kacheguda at 15 30 hrs instead of 16 10 hrs.
4)Train No. 57435 Kacheguda-Kurnool Town Passenger will depart Kacheguda at 17 35 hrs instead of 18 00 hrs. ]
5)Train No. 17415 Tirupati-Kolhapur Haripriya Express will depart Tirupati at 21 00 hrs instead of 20 30 hrs. Enroute, this train will depart Renigunta at 21 22 hrs, Koduru at 22 00 hrs, Obulavaripalle at 22 12 hrs, Pullampet at 22 21 hrs, Rajampet at 22 35 hrs, Nandlur at 22 52 hrs, Cuddapah at 23 40 hrs, Kamalapuram at 00 01 hrs, Yerraguntla at 00 18 hrs, Muddanuru at 00 30 hrs, Kondapuram at 01 00 hrs, Tadipatri at 01 30 hrs, Gooty at 02 40 hrs Guntakal at 03 10 hrs, Bellary at 04 25 hrs and arrive Kolhapur at the existing timings of 16 35 hrs on the next day.
6)Train No.12485 H.S.Nanded-Sri Ganganagar Express will depart HS Nanded at 11 00 hrs instead of 23 30 hrs. Enroute, this train will depart Purna at 11 50 hrs, Hingoli at 12 59 hrs, Washim at 13 49 hrs, Akola at 16 05 hrs and arriveSri Ganganagar at 22 40 hrs instead of 10 55 hrs. on the second day.
B)Changein Orginating /Terminating Stations:
1)Train No. 57426 Guntakal – Secunderabad Passenger will terminate at Kacheguda instead of Secunderabad.
2)Train No. 57473 Secunderabad-Bodhan Passenger will originate from Kacheguda instead of Secunderabad and will run via Sitafalmandi, Malkajgiri without touching Secunderabad.
Monday, June 25, 2012
According to a release here today by South Western Railways, the new Express trains to be introduced from July 1 as announced in the Railway Budget 2012-13 :
Yesvantpur-Kochuveli-Yesvantpur Ac Weekly Express.
Mysore Shirdi-Mysore weekly express.
Chennai-Bangalore City-Chennai Double decker daily express.
Indore-Yesvantpur-Indore weekly express.
Solapur-Yesvantpur-Solar tri-weekly express.
Puri-Yesvantpur-Puri Weekly Garibrath Express.
New Passenger Trains are:
Mysore-Shravanabelagola-Mysore Daily Passenger.
Mysore-Chamarajanagar-Mysore Daily Passenger.
Mysore-Birur-Mysore Daily Passenger.
The following trains will be extended from July 1:
Bangalore City-Shimoga Town-Bangalore City Express to Talaguppa.
Bangalore Cantonment-Bangarpet-Krishnarajapuram Train to Marikuppam.
Dadar-Yesvantpur-Dadar Express (six days a week); three days to Pondicherry and three days to Tirunelveli.
Frequency of following trains will be extended:
Yesvantpur-Solapur-Yesvantpur Tri-Weekly Express to Daily.
Hyderabad-Kolhapur-Hyderabad Bi-Weekly Express to Daily.
Kochuveli-Bangalore-Kochuveli Tri-Weekly Express to Daily.
Mysore-Bangalore-Mysore Passenger six days a week to Daily.
Mysore-Bangalore-Mysore Passenger six days a week to Daily.
Bangalore-Arsikere-Bangalore Passenger six days a week to Daily.
Bangalore City-Hindupur-Bangalore City Passenger six days a week to Daily.
Due to persistent demands from elected representatives of the public and rail-users, T.No.16853/16854 Chennai Egmore – Tiruchchirappalli – Chennai Egmore Expresses will temporarily stop at Tindivanam & T.No.56037/56038 Chennai Egmore – Puducherry – Chennai Egmore will temporarily stop at Mundiyambakkam for a period of six months w.e.f. 10.7.2012 to 9.1.2013 as per the details given below.
16853 Chennai Egmore – Tiruchchirappalli Exp.
Arr/Dep. Tindivanam 10.13/10.15
Arr/Dep. Tindivanam 10.13/10.15
16854 Tiruchchirappalli – Chennai Egmore Exp.
56037 Chennai Egmore – Puducherry Passenger
56038 Puducherry – Chennai Egmore Passenger
The following Special Train will be run to clear the extra rush of passengers.
Chennai Central – Shalimar Special: T.No.02826 Chennai Central – ShalimarSpecial will leave Chennai Central at 14.35 hrs. on 26.06.2012, Tuesday and arrive Shalimar at 20.00 hrs. on 27.06.2012, Wednesday.The composition of the train will be 1 AC 2-tier, 2 AC 3-tier, 9 Sleeper Class, 4 General Second Class and 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches. The train will stop at Sullurupetta, Nayudupeta, Gudur, Nellore, Ongole, Vijayawada, Eluru, Rajamundry, Samalkot, Visakapattinam, Vizianagaram, Palasa, Brahmapur, Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Jajpur Keonjhar Road, Bhadrak, Balasore, Jaleswar, Kharagpur and Santragachi.
Advance reservation for the above train is open.
In order to clear extra rush of passengers during Ashadi Ekadashi celebrations at Pandharpur, South Central Railway will run six special trains between Nanded and Phandharpur as per the following schedule:-
Train No.07503 Nanded-Phandharpur Special train will depart Nanded at 21 05 hrs on 27th , 29th June and 1st July, 2012 and will arrive Pandharpur at 08 45 hrs on the next day.
In the return direction, Train No.07504 Pandharpur-Nanded Special train will depart Pandharpur at 21 10 hrs on 28th, 30th June, and 2nd July, 2012 and will arrive Nanded at 08 15 hrs on the next day.
Having eight General Second class and two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake Van Coaches, these trains will stop enroute at Purna, Gangakher, Parli Vajnath, Latur Road, Latur, Usmanabad, Barsi Town and Kurduwadi.
Friday, June 22, 2012
The Budget announced Shalimar-Chennai-Shalimar Superfast Weekly Express will be introduced from Shalimar on 23rd June, 2012 and from Chennai on 25thJune, 2012. The inaugural run of these trains will be to open fast timings.
The regular run of these trains will commence from 3rd July, 2012. Accordingly, Train. No 22825 Shalimar-Chennai weekly Super fast Express will depart Shalimar at 12 20 hrs on Tuesdays and arrive Chennai at 17 00 hrs on the next day. In the return direction, Train No 22826 Chennai-Shalimar weekly Super fast Express will depart Chennai at 16 15 hrs on Thursdays and reach Shalimar at 21 30 hrs next day.
These trains will stop at Santragachi, Kharagpur, Jeleswar, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur Keonjhar Road, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Kurda Road, Brahmapur, Palasa, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Samalkot, Rajahmundry, Eluru, Vijayawada, ongole, Nellore, Gudur, Sullurpeta and Naidupeta stations.
These trains will have SLR-two Second class Luggage Cum Brake Van, four General Second Class, nine Sleeper class, two AC III Tier, oneAC II Tier, Coaches totaling to 18 Coaches.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Due to persistent demands from elected representatives of the public and rail-users, the following trains will stop at Cuddalore Port Jn. temporarily for a period of six months w.e.f. 22.6.2012 to 31.12.2012 as per the details given below.
Train No. and Name
Arr/Dep. Cuddalore Port Jn.
16175 Chennai Egmore – Karaikal Express
Train leaving Chennai Egmore from 21.6.2012 to 30.12.2012
16176 Karaikal -Chennai Egmore Express
Train leaving Karaikal from 21.6.2012 to 30.12.2012
16780 Madurai – Tirupati (Bi-weekly) Express
Train leaving Madurai from 21.6.2012 to 30.12.2012
16779 Tirupati – Madurai (Bi-weekly) Express
Train leaving Tirupati from 21.6.2012 to 30.12.2012
For the convenience of pilgrims and passengers and to cater to extra rush of passengers during Rath Yatra Festival at Puri, East Coast Railway has decided to run 60 special trains from different parts of Orissa and AndhraPradesh excluding the existing trains coming to Puri. Special trains will also run to and from Puri to clear extra rush on the occasion of Sandhya Darshan, Bahuda Yatra and Sunabesa. Apart from this, eight trains will be rescheduled.
Special Trains from Andhra Pradesh (VISAKHAPATNAM &PALASA):
One special train will leave Visakhapatnam at 18.00hrs on 20th June 2012 and will arrive Puri at 07.45 hrs on 21st June 2012 i.e. on Rath Yatra Day. In the return direction, this Passenger Special will leave Puri at 00.15hrs on 22nd June 2012 and will arrive Visakhapatnam at 10.00hrs on the following day.
Similarly, two passenger trains will leave Palasa on 21st June 2012 i.e. on Rath Yatra Day towards Puri. The Palasa-Puri Special trains will leave Palasa at 04.25hrs, and 04.45hrs towards Puri and will arrive Puri at 10.30 hrs & 14.00hrs respectively. In the return direction one special train towards Palasa will leave Puri at 18.15 hrs on Rath Yatra Day and will arrive Palasa at 00.20hrs (Mid Night). The another special train from Puri will leave at 19.15hrs on RathYatra Day and will arrive Palasa at 01.05hrs in the night.
Trains from Sambalpur:
One passenger special train will leave Sambalpur at 19.00hrs on 20th June 2012 and will arrive Puri at 03.30 hrs on 21st June 2012 i.e. on RathYatra Day. In the return direction this passenger special train will leave Puri at 23.05hrs on 21st June 2012 i.e. on Rath Yatra Day and will arrive at Sambalpur at 07.30hrs on the following day.
Trains from Bhadrak:
One passenger special train will leave Bhadrak at 06.15 hrs on 21st June 2012 i.e. on Rath Yatra day and will arrive Puri at 12.15 hrs. In the return direction, this passenger special train will leave Puri at 16.00 hrs on 21st June 2012 i.e. on Rath Yatra day and will arrive Bhadrak at 21.05 hrs on the same day.
Trains from Kendujhargarh:
One passenger special train will leave Kendujhargarh at 05.30 hrs and will arrive Puri at 13.45 hrs on 21st June i.e. on Rath Yatra Day. In the return direction this passenger special train will leave Puri at 20.20hrs on 21st June 2012 i.e. on Rath Yatra Day and will arrive at Kendujhargarh at 03.00hrs on the following day.
Trains from Gunupur:
One passenger special train will leave from Gunupur at 20.45hrs. on 20th June 2012 and will arrive Puri at 10.05 hrs i.e. on Rath Yatra Day.
Trains from Paradeep:
One passenger special train will leave Paradeep at 04.00 hrs on 21st June 2012 i.e. on the Rath Yatra day and will arrive Puri at 09.45 hrs on the same day. In the return direction, this passenger special train will leave Puriat 18.45hrs on on 21st June 2012 i.e. on the Rath Yatra day and will arrive Paradeep at 00.30hrs.
Trains from Brahmapur:
One passenger special train will leave Brahmapur at 07.20hrs. on 21st June 2012 i.e. on Rath Yatra day and will arrive Puri at 11.20 hrs.
Trains from Bangiriposi:
One passenger special train will leave Bangiriposi at 05.00hrs. on 21st June 2012 i.e. on Rath Yatra day and will arrive Puri at 13.10 hrs. In the return direction this passenger special train will leave Puri at 15.00 hrs on 21st June 2012 i.e. on Rath Yatra Day and will arrive at Bangiriposi at 23.30hrs.
Specials Trains from Cuttack:
One passenger special train will leave Cuttack at 06.15 hrs on 21st June 2012 i.e. on the Rath Yatra day and will arrive Puri at 09.15hrs. In the return direction this passenger special train will leave Puri at 21.20hrs (Mid Night) on 21st June 2012 i.e. on Rath Yatra Day and will arrive Cuttack at 01.45hrs.
Specials Trains from Khurda Road:
One passenger train will leave Puri at 15.15hrs and arrive at Khurda Road at 16.40hrs on 21st June 2012 i.e. on Rath Yatra Day. Similarly another passenger train will leave Puri at 4.00hrs on 22nd June 2012 and arrive at Khurda Road at 05.30hrs.
Specials Trains from Bhubaneswar:
One passenger special train will also leave Puri at 23.45hrs on 21st June 2012 i.e. on Rath Yatra Day and will arrive Bhubaneswar at 01.45hrs in the night.
In view of the above arrangements some short distance passenger trains will be rescheduled and cancelled during the Rath Yatra period.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
To clear extra rush of passengers, the following trains are augmented as detailed below.
Train Number 16612 / 16611 Coimbatore – Tuticorin – Coimbatore link express will be permanently augmented with one Sleeper Class Coach.
The first service from Coimbatore will commence from June 11 and from Tuticorin the service will begin on the next day.
Train Number 12661 / 12662 Chennai Egmore – Shencottai – Chennai Egmore Podhigai Expresses will be temporarily augmented with one Second Class Chair Car Coach for a period of one month from June 15 to July 14 from Chennai Egmore and from June 16 to July 15 from Shencottai.
Central Railway will attach additional coach in following pairs of trains for Tatkal waitlisted passengers. The trains are:
1. 12051/12052 Mumbai-Madgaon-Mumbai Janshatabdi Express from 10.6.2012 to 30.6.2012 (one second class seating)
2. 12071 Mumbai-Aurangabad Janshatabdi Express from 10.6.2012 to 30.6.2012 (one second class seating)
3. 12072 Aurangabad-Mumbai Janshatabdi Express from 11.6.2012 to 1.7.2012 (one second class seating)
4. 11007/11008 Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai Deccan Express from 10.6.2012 to 30.6.2012 (one second class seating)
5. 12113 Pune-Nagpur Garibrath Express from 12.6.2012 to 29.6.2012 (one AC-3 Tier)
6. 12114 Nagpur-Pune Garibrath Express from 13.6.2012 to 30.6.2012 (one AC-3 Tier)
7. 12135 Pune-Nagpur Express from 11.6.2012 to 30.6.2012 (one Sleeper class)
8. 12136 Nagpur-Pune Express from 12.6.2012 to 1.7.2012 (one sleeper class)
The attachment of coaches in the nominated trains can be ascertained from the Commercial Control numbers given below:
Mumbai Division : 022-22659563/22755646
Solapur Division : 0217-2312752
Pune Division : 020-26105121
Nagpur Division : 0712-2544386
Bhusaval Division : 02582-223004
Tatkal waitlisted passengers will be given confirmed reservation in the respective additional coach. After clearing the Tatkal waitlisted passengers if any seats/berths are available, normal waitlisted passengers will be automatically given confirmation in the additional coach.
RESERVATION: Bookings open for trains at Sr.No.1, 2 & 4 from 9.6.2012
for trains at Sr.No.7 & 8 from 10.6.2012
For other trains - 24 hrs before the departure of the train.
This provision is being made on experimental basis and Railways have the right to withdraw this facility from any of the above mentioned train.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
For Detail in Hindi please click the below link
Revised Timeing of Trains at Mavli-Badi Sadri and Mavli-Marwar Sec.
Revised Timeing of Trains at Mavli-Badi Sadri and Mavli-Marwar Sec.
South Western Railway will run the following Special Trains to clear the extra rush of passengers.
1)Bangalore – Patna – Bangalore weekly specials (via. Chennai Central): T.No.06513 Bangalore – PatnaSpecial will leave Bangalore at 10.10 hrs. on Tuesdays from 12.06.2012 to 26.06.2012 and arrive Patna at 09.50 hrs. on Thursdays.T.No.06514 Patna – Bangalore Special will leave Patna at 20.20 hrs. on Thursdays from 14.06.2012 to 28.06.2012 and arrive Bangalore at 21.00 hrs. on Saturdays.The composition of the trains will be 1 AC 3-tier, 1 AC 2 tier-cum-3 tier, 10 Sleeper Class, 6 General Second Class and 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches. The trains will stop at Bangalore Cantonment, Jolarpettai, Katpadi, Arakkonam, Chennai Central, Gudur, Vijayawada, Balharsha, Nagpur, Itarsi, Jabalpur, Katni, Satna, Mughalsarai, Buxar, Ara and Danapur.
2)Bangalore – Tirunelveli – Bangalore weekly specials: T.No.06515 Bangalore – Tirunelveli Special will leave Bangalore at 06.45 hrs. on Sundays from 10.06.2012 to 24.06.2012 and arrive Tirunelveli at 19.30 hrs. on the same day. T.No.06516 Tirunelveli – Bangalore Special will leave Tirunelveli at 22.55 hrs. on Sundays from 10.06.2012 to 24.06.2012 and arrive Bangalore at 12.50 hrs. the next day. The composition of the trains will be 1 AC 3-tier, 1 AC 2 tier-cum-3 tier, 10 Sleeper Class, 6 General Second Class and 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches. The trains will stop at Bangalore Cantonment, Hosur, Dharmapuri, Salem, Erode, Karur, Dindigul, Madurai, Virudunagar, Sattur, Kovilpatti and Vanchi Maniyachchi.
Advance reservation for the above trains will commence from 07.06.2012.
To increase the passenger carrying capacity for the convenience of rail passengers, Northern Railway has decided to increase the frequency of the train no. 12183/12184 Bhopal- Pratapgarh- Bhopal Bi-Weekly Express from two days a week to run three days a week as 12183/12184 Bhopal- Pratapgarh- Bhopal Tri-Weekly Express train.
The 12183 Bhopal- Pratapgarh Tri-Weekly Express train will run on every Sunday, Tuesday and Friday from 07.10.2012 when departing from Bhopal; while in thereturn direction, the 12184 Pratapgarh- Bhopal Tri-Weekly Express train will run on every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 08.10.2012 when departing from Pratapgarh.
The train no. 12193/12194 Bhopal- Pratapgarh- Bhopal Weekly Express train will be re- numbered as 12183/12184 Bhopal- Pratapgarh- Bhopal Weekly Express train from 07.10.2012 (Sunday) when departing from Bhopal and from 08.10.2012( Monday) when departing from Pratapgarh.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
As many as 42 additional long distance mail/express trains of South Eastern Railway have been included in the list of trains which are to be cleaned enroute at designated “Clean Train Stations”.The inclusion of these trains in the past one month under CTS (Clean Train Station) facilities has been arranged after identifying trains which were not attended at any “Clean Train Station” in their entire journey in the past.
Among the Western India bound trains, 10 trains have been included in the CTS facilities at Nagpur and 5 trains included in CTS facilities at Bilaspur. As far as Southern India trains of S.E.Railway are concerned, 10 trains have been included in the CTS facilities at Vijayawada and 1 train included at Bhubaneswar. Apart from these, 11 trains have been included in the existing CTS scheme at Kharagpur, 10 trains at Rourkelaand 1 train at Bhusawal.
“Clean Train Station Scheme” is one of the major initiatives of Indian Railways under which long distance trains are cleaned by reputed and professional agencies by mechanized process at stations during its scheduled halt.In this scheme, a gang of 25-35 persons attend to the interiors of the trains; specially the toilets are cleaned by using high pressure jet machines and environment friendly bio-degradable cleaning agents.The toilets & coaches are sprayed with mosquito repellent and the area between the toilets, doorways, vestibules and aisle are also cleaned.In this scheme the dustbins of the coaches are emptied and the window glasses of AC coaches are also cleaned from outside.
The inclusion of more number of trains in CTS scheme at various enroute stations has been made possible due to the effort of Shri A.K.Verma, General Manager, South Eastern Railway who has relentlessly pursued this issue with the Railway Board.This has resulted in improved hygiene in the toilets and in the coaches on one hand and has resulted in reduction of passenger complaints regarding cleanliness on the other hand.
The additional trains of SER included in the CTS Scheme over the past one month are Howrah-Chennai Coromandal Express(Up&Dn); Howrah-Chennai Mail (Up & Dn); Howrah-Mumbai Mail(Up&Dn); Howrah-Ahmedabad Express (Up&Dn); Howrah-Barbil Jan Shatabdi Express(Up&Dn); Shalimar-LTT Express (Up&Dn); Howrah-HyderabadEast Coast Express(Up & Dn);Howrah-Mumbai CST Weekly Express(Up & Dn); Howrah-Sai Nagar Shirdi Express(Up &Dn); Howrah-Puducherry Express(Up & Dn); LTT-Kamakhya Karmabhoomi Express(Up & Dn) ; Puri-Darbhanga Express ( Up & Dn) ;Howrah-Yeswantpur Express ; Howrah-Vasco Amravathi Express; Sri Satya Sai Prashanti Nilayam- Howrah Express, Tirupati-Santragachi Express ; Santragachi-Porbander Kaviguru Express ;Hazur Sahib Nanded-Santragachi Express ;Hatia-Pune Express ; LTT-Hatia Express ; Yeswantpur-Bhagalpur Anga Express; Yeswantpur – Dibrugarh Express and Hyderabad-Darbhanga Express.
Train service from Nagore to Bangalore would be re-introduced from July 1.
The Railways has proposed to extend the Bangalore–Salem daytime passenger train to Nagore and it will be operated via the newly-laid Tiruvarur-Mayiladuthurai BG section.
The Nagore–Bangalore passenger will be the first passenger train to be operated on the Tiruvarur–Mayildathurai track, ever since the BG conversion works were completed in this section in March last.
The Bangalore City–Salem passenger (56514) will be extended to Nagore with effect from July 1 and the Salem–Bangalore City junction passenger (56513) will run from Nagore on July 2, according to a press release of the Southern Railway here on Wednesday.
At present, the Bangalore–Nagore passenger will leave Bangalore at 7.15 a.m. and arrives at Salem at 12.55 p.m. It will leave Salem at 1 p.m. and will arrive at Nagore station at 10 p.m.
In the return direction, the Nagore–Bangalore passenger will leave Nagore at 4 a.m. and will reach Salem junction at 1.25 p.m. It will depart from Salem at 1.30 p.m. and will reach Bangalore city junction at 7 p.m.