Wednesday, June 30, 2010

News from Western Railways about time change in New Time Table

New Western Railway Time Table from 1st July, 2010

some trains preponed

 In the New Western Railway Time Table which comes in force from today, two trains each from Andheri and Borivali and one train from Virar will now start a little early than their previous timings while the timings of 37 trains have been preponed all over Western Railway.

 Paschim Express, Lokshakti Express, Aravali Express & Dahanu-Vasai Road MEMU have been preponed by two minutes each. Subsequently 2955 Paschim Express will reach Andheri at 11.53hrs instead of 11.55 hrs and 9143 Lokshakti Express will reach Andheri at 20.03hrs instead of 20.05hrs and at Borivali at 20.24hrs instead of 20.26hrs.9707 Aravali Express will now arrive at Borivali at 21.41hrs instead of previous 21.42hrs.

 764 Dahanu-Panvel-Vasai Road- MEMU is also preponed by two minutes at Virar.  Now it will arrive Virar at 06.42hrs instead of 06.44hrs.The timing of some trains have been postponed by 5 to 10 minutes i.e. some trains will arrive and depart 5-10 minutes later from today.  The information of changed timings is available on Western Railway website and on enquiry numbers.

Special Trains by Southern Railways

The following special trains will be run to clear extra rush of passengers.

 1.     Mysore-Chennai Central - Mysore Weekly Specials:
T.No.0687 Mysore -Chennai Central Special will leave Mysore at 19.20 hrs. on Wednesdays from 7.7.2010 to 29.12.2010 and arrive Chennai Central at 05.15 hrs. on Thursdays. T.No.0688 Chennai Central - Mysore Special will leave Chennai Central at 20.40 hrs. on Thursdays from 8.7.2010 to 30.12.2010 and arrive Mysore at 07.10 hrs. on Fridays. The composition of the trains will be 1 AC 2-tier, 1 AC 3-tier, 8 Sleeper Class, 4 General Second Class and 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches. The trains will stop at Mandya, Maddur, Channapatna, Ramanagaram, Kengeri, Bangalore City, Bangalore Cantt., Krishnarajapuram, Whitefield, Bangarapet, Kuppam, Jolarpettai, Katpadi and Arakkonam. T.No.0687 will stop at Perambur also.

 2.     Bangalore - Nagercoil – Bangalore Weekly Specials:
T.No.0691 Bangalore -Nagercoil Special will leave Bangalore at 23.00 hrs. on Thursdays from 1.7.2010 to 26.8.2010 and arrive Nagercoil at 14.00 hrs. on Fridays. T.No.0692 Nagercoil- Bangalore Special will leave Nagercoil at 12.45 hrs. on Saturdays from 3.7.2010 to 28.8.2010 and arrive Bangalore at 04.30 hrs. on Sundays. The composition of the trains will be 2 AC 2-tier, 2 AC 3-tier, 11 Sleeper Class, 3 General Second Class and 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches. The trains will stop at Yesvantpur, Banaswadi, Hosur, Dharmapuri, Salem, Erode, Karur, Dindigul, Kodaikkanal Road, Madurai, Virudunagar, Sattur, Kovilpatti, Vanchi Maniyachchi, Tirunelveli and Valliyur.

 3.     Mysore - Rameswaram – Mysore Weekly Specials:
T.No.0689 Mysore -Rameswaram Special will leave Mysore at 19.20 hrs. on Mondays from 5.7.2010 to 27.12.2010 and arrive Rameswaram at 13.30 hrs. on Tuesdays. T.No.0690 Rameswaram - Mysore Special will leave Rameswaram at 19.00 hrs. on Tuesdays from 6.7.2010 to 28.12.2010 and arrive Mysore at 12.00 hrs. on Wednesdays. The composition of the trains will be 2 AC 2-tier,      2 AC 3-tier, 11 Sleeper Class, 3 General Second Class and 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches. The trains will stop at Mandya, Maddur, Channapatna, Ramanagaram, Kengeri, Bangalore City, Bangalore Cantt., Hosur, Dharmapuri, Salem, Erode, Karur, Dindigul, Madurai, Manamadurai, Paramakudi, Ramanathapuram and Mandapam.

 Advance reservation for the above trains will commence on 1.7.2010.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Features of New Timetable of Zones From 01-07-2010


MAJOR CHANGES IN TIMINGS with effect from 1st July 2010:           
The timings of nine trains have been changed and differed from the earlier scheduled time at different stations in East Coast Railway jurisdiction WITH EFFECT FROM 1ST July 2010. Some trains will run 5 to 10 minutes late from its earlier scheduled timings and timings of some trains have been advanced from the scheduled timings w.e.f. 1st July 2010.

01.     8477 Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express will leave Puri at 09.10p.m instead of its earlier timings at 09.15p.m, which is before five minutes.

02.     8447 Bhubaneswar-Koraput Hirakhand Express will leave Bhubaneswar at 07.35p.m instead of 08.00p.m from 1st July 2010 which is before 25 minutes from its earlier timings.

03.     2819 Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Orissa Sampark Kranti Express will leave Bhubaneswar at 03.40p.m instead of it’s earlier timings at 03.55p.m. Similarly, the timings for this train at Cuttack Station is 04.15p.m and Jajpur-Keonjhar Road Station at 05.04p.m which is 20 minutes and 24 minutes before respectively.

04.     The timings of 8449 Puri-Patna Baidyanathdham Express, 8419 Puri-Darbhanga Express and 5639 Puri-Guwahati Express will leave from Puri at 02.05p.m instead of 02.15p.m which is 10 minutes before, from Khurda Road station at 03.10p.m which is 10 minutes before, from Bhubaneswar at 03.40p.m i.e. 15 minutes before, from Cuttack at 04.15p.m i.e. 20 minutes before and Jajpur Keonjhar Road at 05.04p.m i.e. 24 minutes before. w.e.f. 1st July 2010 from its earlier scheduled timings.

05.     223 Bhaadrak-Cuttack passenger will leave Bhadrak at 02.15p.m instead of 02.45p.m i.e. 30 minutes before, from Jajpur-Keonjhar Road station at 04.14p.m i.e. 27 minutes before and will arrive Cuttack at 05.35p.m instead of 06.00p.m.

06.     233 Cuttack-Brahmapur passenger will leave Cuttack at 05.45p.m instead of 06.05p.m i.e. 20 minutes before, from Bhubaneswar at 06.30p.m i.e. 25 minutes earlier, from Khurda Road station at 07.00p.m i.e. 25 minutes earlier and from Balugaon at 08.07p.m i.e. 30 minutes before and at Brahmapur this will arrive at 09.45p.m instead of 09.40 p.m.
07.     8645 Howrah-Hyderabad East Coast Express will leave from Bhadrak at 05.10p.m instead of 04.55p.m, from Jajpur-Keonjhar Road at 05.53p.m instead of 05.37p.m, from Cuttack at 07.00p.m instead of 06.50p.m, from Bhubaneswar at 07.55p.m. instead of 07.50p.m, from Khurda Road at 08.35p.m instead of 08.20p.m, from Balugaon at 09.36p.m instead of 09.20p.m, from Brahmapur at 10.50p.m instead of 10.40p.m, from Palasa at 00.20a.m instead of 00.07a.m, from Srikakulam at 01.22a.m instead of 01.07a.m, from Vizianagaram at 02.35a.m instead of 02.20a.m and from Visakhapatnam station at 04.10a.m instead of 04.05a.m.
NEW STOPPAGES:             
8416/8415 Puri-Kendujhargarh-Puri Express will have new stoppages at Baghuapal, Tangiriapal, Sagadapata, Chilkdara, Nilakantheswar and Basantpur between Jakhapura and Kendujhargarh.


Hill stations link stations detail.

Simla (SML)
Hill train to Simla start from Kalka (KLK) . Kalka is linked with Chandigarh (CDG), Ambala (UMB) and Delhi (DLI). Direct train to Kalka is from Delhi and Howrah.

Ooty (UAM)
Hill train to Ooty (UAM) start from Metupalaiyam (MTP). Metupalaiyam is linked with Coimbatore. One direct train from Chennai to Metupalyam.

Darjeeling (DJ)
Hill train to Darjeeling start from New Jalpaiguri(NJP). New Jalpaiguri is linked with all the major railway stations.

Nearest Railway Station is Kodaikannal Road and Dindigul. Dindigul is linked with Trichy, Madurai, Chennai.

Matheran (MAE)
Hill train to Matheran start from Neral (NRL). Neral is linked with Kalyan, Panvel, Mumbai and Pune.

Nearest railway station is Wathar which is 62 K.M. But Pune is the convenient Railway station which is 120 K.M from Mahabaleshwar.

Hill train to Dalhousie start from Pathankot. You have to reach Pathankot or ChakkiBank to Catch this hill train. Pathankot is linked with Delhi, Ambala and all the Major Stations.

Nearest railway station is Salem (24 K.M) Salem is linked with all the major stations Chennai, Coimbatore, Bangalore.

Nearest Railway station is Jammu. Jammu is linked with Delhi, Ambala and all the Major stations

Mount Abu
Nearest railway station is Abu Road .Major station to reach Abu Road is Ahmadabad, Mumbai, Jodhpur and Delhi

Nearest Railway Station is Dehradoon . Major station to reach Dehradoon is Delhi, Saharanpur, Haridwar and Ambala

Nearest Railway station is Kathgodam .Major station to reach Kathgodam is Delhi, Mordabad and Bareilly.

Nearest Railway Station is Kochi. Major station to reach Kochi is Chennai, Coimbatore, Trivandrum and Shornur Jn.

Nearest Railway station is Pollachi. Major station to reach Pollachi is Coimbatore, Palghat Jn.

Pilgrimage Destination Link stations

Shirdi-( SNSI)
Major station to reach Shirdi is Daund Jn and Manmad

Mantralayam –Nearest railway station is Mantralayam Road. (Major station to reach Mantralayam Road is Chennai, Guntkal, Bangalore,)

Puttapurthi-Sri S Pranshant Nilayam (SSPN) (Major station to reach Sri S Pranshant Nilyam is Bangalore, Dharmavaram, Gooty.)

Rameshwaram-Major station to reach Rameshwaram is Chennai Egmore, Tiruchchirappalli, and Madurai

Tirupati- Major Station to reach Tirupati is Katpadi, Renigunta, Chennai, and Gudur

Badrinath- Haridwar (major station to reach Haridwar is Delhi, Ambala, Saharanpur, Dehradoon)

Haridwar – Major station to reach Haridwar is Delhi, Saharanpur, and Ambala

Kanyakumari-Major station to reach Kanyakumari is Trivandrum, Nagercoil and Chennai.

Madurai-Major station to reach is Chennai, Trichy.

Udupi-Major station to reach Udupi is Mangalore.

Vaishnodevi-Nearest Railway station is Jammu Tawi. (Major Railway station to reach Jammu Tawi is Delhi, Ambala, and Pathankot.

Vellankanni-Nearest Railway station is Nagore (NCR). Major Railway station to reach Nagore is Thanjavur, Tiruchchirappalli

Nagore-Major station to reach Nagore is Thanjavur(TJ) and Tiruchchirappali(TPJ)

Amritsar-Major Railway station to reach Amritsar is Delhi, Ambala, and Saharanpur.

Puri-Major railway station to reach Puri is Bhubaneswar, Howrah.

Dwarka-Major Railway station to reach Dwarka (OKHA) is Ahmadabad, Rajkot.

Tourist Destination Link stations

Udaipur-Major Railway station to reach Udaipur is Chittorgarh, Ajmer, Ratlam, Ahmadabad, and Delhi.

Bikaner-Major Railway station to reach Bikaner is Merta Road, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Delhi.

Jaisalmer- Major Railway station to reach Jaisalmer Is Jodhpur, Bikaner and Delhi

Jodhpur-Major Railway Station to reach Jodhpur is Marwar Jn. Jaipur. Ahmadabad, Delhi

Ajmer-Major Railway station to reach Ajmer is Delhi, Jaipur, Ahmadabad and Ratlam

Aurangabad-Major Railway station to reach Aurangabad is Manmad and Hyderabad.

Goa-Major station to reach Goa is Madagaon and Vasco-Da-Gama which is well connected by Mangalore and Mumbai.

Mangalore-Major Railway station to reach Mangalore is Bangalore, Shoranur, and Madgaon.

Agra-Major Railway station to reach Agra is Jaipur, Delhi, and Kanpur.

Khajuraho-Major Railway station to reach Khajuraho is Delhi, Jhansi, and Mahoba.


The N. F. railway authorities have decided to continue to run three special trains announced earlier.

1)     No. 0711/0712 (Daily) Special train running between Alipurduar Jn. & Lumding

2)     No. 0865/0866  (Daily) Special running between Guwahati and Mariani will continue to run with revised timings with effect from 1st July till further notice.

3)     No. 0567 / 0568 (Bi-weekly Special) between Kamakhya and Dibrugarh will be extended to run for another two months with effect from 1st July with revised timings and additional stoppage at Sapekhati.

 Train No. 0711/0712 Alipurduar Jn. – Lumding Special will now leave Alipurduar Jn. at 4 A.M. everyday to arrive at Guwahati at 9.40 A.M. and reach Lumding at 1.45 P.M. In the return direction, the train will leave Lumding at 3 P.M. to arrive at Guwahati at 7.15 P.M. and reach Alipurduar Jn. At 12.35 A.M.

 Train No. 0865/0866 Guwahati- Mariani Special will leave Guwahati at 11.45 A.M. everyday to reach Mariani at 8.40 P.M. In the return direction, the train will leave Mariani at 5 A.M. to reach Guwahati at 1.45 P.M.

 Train No. 0567 Kamkhya – Dibrugarh Bi-weekly Special will leave Kamakhya at 6.50 A.M. on every Thursday & Saturday to arrive at Dibrugarh at 7.55 P.M. In the return direction, train No. 0568 will leave Dibrugarh at 5.15 A.M. on every Friday & Sunday to arrive at Kamakhya at 5.35 P.M. This pair of train has also been augmented by three additional general second class coaches. Now, the train will have 14 coaches including five Sleeper Class coaches and one AC coach.


Shri K. Rosaiah, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh will inaugurate the Newly Converted Pakala-Dharmavaram Broad Gauge Section and also Flag off  Train no. 275 Tirupati-Guntakal Passenger Train via Remote Video Link on Tuesday, the 29th June, 2010 at 11.45 a.m. at Rail Nilayam Auditorium, Secunderabad.    Shri K.H. Muniyappa, Hon’ble Minister of State for Railways will preside over the function There will functions simultaneously at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad, Tirupati and Pakala Railway Stations on 29th  June, 2010 which will be relayed live via the Remote Video Link connecting all the three places of the function which can be viewed at these places.

 Shri M. Shashidhar Reddy, MLA and Minister, National disaster Management Authority, Govt. of India, Smt. P. Sabita Indira Reddy, Minister for Home, Govt. of A.P., Shri Danam Nagender, Minister Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of A.P., Shri M. Mukesh Goud, Minister for B.C. Welfare, Govt. of A.P., Smt. B. Karthika Chandra Reddy, HW Mayor, GHMC, Dr. K. Keshava Rao, Shri Md. Ali Khan, Shri Syed Azeez Pasha, Shri V. Hanumantha Rao, Shri Rashid Alvi, Hon’ble Members of Parliament    ( Rajya Sabha ) and  Shri Sarvey Sathyanarayana, Member of Parliament, Malkajgiri, Shri K. Janardhan Reddy, Member, Legislative Council and Dr. P. Shanker Rao, Member Legislative Assembly will also participate in the programme as Guests of Honour at Rail Nilayam Auditorium, Secunderabad on Tuesday, the 29th June, 2010.

 Shri A.Sai Prathap, Union Minister of State for Steel , Shri N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, Speaker, Legislative Assembly, Shri D. Prasada Rao, Minister for Revenue, Relief, Rehabilitation & Urban Land Ceiling , Govt. of A.P., Shri P. Ramachandra Reddy, Minister for Forest, Govt. of A.P., Smt. G. Aruna Kumari, Minister for Roads & Buildings, Govt. of A.P., Dr. N. Sivaprasad, Member of Parliament, Chittoor, Shri R. Reddappa Reddy, Member Legislative Council and Shri M. Subramanyam Reddy, Chairman, Zilla Parishad will grace the occasion as Guests of Honour at  Pakala Railway Station on Tuesday, the 29th June, 2010.

Consumer body to file complaint against Indian Railways

The Consumer Protection Council, Tamil Nadu has resolved to file a complaint against the railways in the National Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission to force them to stop collecting sleeper class fare in the day-time Cholan Expresses.
A resolution to this effect was adopted at the executive committee meeting of the council that was presided over by its president R. Natarajan here on Friday. It said passengers were forced to pay sleeper class fare in the day-time Cholan Expresses (Train No. 6854 / 6853) ever since the trains were resumed in the main
line broad gauge section from April 26 onwards.
Stating that this was an unfair trade practice, the consumer body said railways' own rule prohibited berths from being used for stretching or sleeping from 6 a.m. to Railways were charging sleeper class fares for the day-time train which is unjustified.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Change of Timings and Train Number in New Timetable

6701 MS-RMM Exp will leave MS at 21.40 (Instead of 19.55) And reach RMM at 11.45, it will go via mainline (Mayiladuthurai, Kumbakonam, Tanjavur and Trichy). From Aug 1.

6702 RMM-MS Exp will leave RMM at 17.00 (instead of 18.15) and reach MS at 06.25, it will go via Mainline (Trichy, Tanjavur, Kumbakonam, Mayiladuthurai) From Aug 1.

6101/02 MS-RMM-MS Exp will have numbers changed to 6701/02 and 6123/6124 Ananthapuri exp will also be Re-numbered 6723/24 from Jul 1.

6349/6350 Parasuram Exp will be Re-number to 6650/6649 Parasuram Exp from Jul 1.

2637 Pandian exp will leave MS at 21.15 (instead of 21.45) and arrive MDU at 6:15 From Aug 1

2631Nellai exp will leave MS at 20:50(instead of 21:15)and arriveTEN At 8.30 instead of 8.50 From Aug 1

2632 Nellai exp will leave TEN at 18.45 (instead of 18.30) and arrive MS At 06.35  instead of 06.15  From Aug 1

2661 MS-Shencottah Podigai express will leave at 20:05 instead of 20:50 and arrive SCT at 8:15 instead of 9:00 From Aug 1

2078 BZA-MAS Jan shatabadi express will leave Tenali 16.00 instead of 15.04 and arrive Chennai Central at 22.00 instead of 21.10 from July 1. Any how Departure time 14.35 at BZA will be same.

2077 MAS-BZA Jan shatabadi express will reach BZA 14.00 instead of 13.35 From July 1 . Any how departure time from Chennai is unchanged.

6527/6528  Yesvanthpur - Kannur Exp become a daily train from June 26.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Suspension of night train service extended upto June 30

The night running of passenger trains on Maoist-hit Kharagpur-Rourkela and Kharagpur-Adra routes in West Midnapore will remain suspended till June 30 because of security reasons, South Eastern Railway
officials said today.
There will be no operation of passenger trains in these sections from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am during the period, they said.
Howrah-Mumbai Mail via Nagpur will leave at 5:00 am from tomorrow instead of 8:15 pm tonight. Howrah-Pune Azad Hind Express will leave at 5:30 am from tomorrow to July 1, instead of 9:55 pm.
Howrah-Ahmedabad Express will leave at 4:00 am from tomorrow. Howrah-LTT Jnaneswari Express will leave at 04:30 am on June 28, 29 and July 1, instead of 10:55 pm on June 27, 28 and 30.

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Rail News

Train Numbers 6527/6528 Runs Daily Now From 25-06-2010

In order to clear the extra rush of passenger traffic, the following Special Trains will be extended as per the schedule below:-

  1. Train No. 0995 Secunderabad-Jaipur weekly special train (on Mondays) is extended for 13 more trip from 5th July to 27th Septemper, 2010.

  2. Train No. 0996 Jaipur-Secunderabad weekly special train (on Saturdays) is extended for 13 more trips from 3rd July to 25th September,2010.

  3. Train No. 0865 Visakhapatnam-Nizamabad weekly special train (on Tuesdays) is extended for 9 more trips from 6th July to 31st August, 2010.

  4. Train No. 0866 Nizamabad-Visakhapatnam weekly special train (on Wednesdays) is extended for 9 more trips from 7th July to 1st September, 2010.

  5. Train No. 0869 Puri-Bangalore weekly special train (on Fridays) is extended for 9 more trips from 2nd July to 27th August, 2010.

  6. Train No. 0870 Bangalore-Puri weekly special train (on Saturdays) is extended for 9 more trips from 3rd July to 28th August, 2010.

  7. Train No. 0867 Visakhapatnam-Shirdi bi-weekly special train (on Wednesdays and Saturdays) is extended for 18 more trips from 30th June to 28th August, 2010.

  8. Train No. 0868 Shirdi-Visakhapatnam bi-weekly special train (on Thursdays and Sundays) is extended for 18 more trips from 1st July to 29th August, 2010.

     In order to clear extra rush of passengers during the summer season, Railways has decided to increase the passenger carrying capacity of the following trains by adding additional coaches on permanent basis with immediate effect, as per the programme:-

        The 2957/2958 Ahmedabad-New Delhi Rajdhani Express train has been augmented by one additional A.C. 2 Tier coach  and  two additional A.C. 3 Tier coaches.

    The 2951/2952 Mumbai Central-New Delhi Rajdhani Express train has been augmented by one additional A.C. 3 Tier coach.

    The 2909/2910 Bandra Terminus- Hazrat Nizamuddin Garib Rath Express train has been augmented by two additional A.C. 3 Tier coaches.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

New  Trains Announcement in 2010-11 Budget
The following new services are proposed in 2010-11 Budget.
New Trains
1. Sultanpur-Mumbai Express (via Nihalgarh) (Weekly)
2. Sultanpur-Ajmer Express (via Nihalgarh) (Weekly)
3. Asansol-Digha Express (Weekly)
4. Howrah-Katpadi(Vellore)-Puducherry Express via Bhubaneswar (Weekly)
5. Kishanganj-Ajmer Express (Weekly)
6. Kolkata-Ajmer Express via Singrauli-Katni-Bhopal-Nagda-Ratlam (Weekly)
7. Kolkata- Anandpur Sahib- Nangaldam Express (Weekly)
8. Una-Haridwar Link Express (Tri-weekly)
9. Siuri-Prantik-Howrah Express (Daily)
10. Haldia - Chennai Express (Weekly)
11. Hyderabad-Ajmer Express (Bi-weekly)
12. Rajgir-Howrah via Tilaiya-Koderma (Tri-weekly)
13. Mumbai-Shirdi Intercity Express (Tri-weekly)
14. Haridwar- Mumbai CST AC Express (Bi-weekly)
15. Valsad-Haridwar Express (Weekly)
16. Ajmer –Indore Link Express (Daily)
17. Nagercoil-Bangalore Express (Weekly) via Madurai-Hosur
18. Kanpur - Chitrakoot Express (Daily)
19. New Jalpaiguri - Chennai Express (Weekly)
20. Delhi Sarai Rohilla - Sri Ganganagar Express (Tri-weekly) via Bhatinda
21. Mangalore -Tiruchchirapalli Express (Weekly)
22. Bhubaneswar-Pune Express (Weekly)
23. Habibganj-Jabalpur Intercity Express (Daily)
24. Calicut-Thiruvananthpuram Janshatabdi Express (5 days a Week)
25. Pune - Ernakulam Superfast (Bi-weekly) via Panvel
26. Coimbatore-Tirupati Intercity Express via Salem (Tri-weekly)
27. Shimoga-Mysore Intercity Express (Daily)
28. Bangalore-Tirupati Intercity Express via Bangarapet (Tri-weekly)
29. Chhatrapati Sahu Maharaj Terminus (Kolhapur) - Solapur Express (Daily)
30. Jaipur-Pune Express (Weekly)
31. Ranchi-Jaynagar Express (Tri-weekly)
32. Madurai-Tirupati Express (Bi-weekly)
33. Tirupati -Secunderabad Express (Bi-weekly) via Pakalle –MadanpalleRoad
34. Sambalpur-Howrah Express (Weekly)
35. Ahmedabad-Agra Express (Tri-weekly)
36. Gonda- Manduadih (Varanasi) Intercity (Daily)
37. Running of independent trains between Bangalore - Hubli and Bangalore-Nanded by delinking of 6591/6592 Bangalore-Hubli Hampi Express from 6593/6594 Bangalore-Nanded Express
38. Running of independent trains between Hyderabad-Tirupati(Daily), Hyderbad-Chhatrapati Sahu Maharaj Terminus (Bi-weekly) and Tirupati- Chhatrapati Sahu Maharaj Terminus (Daily) by delinking 7416/7429/7430 Haripriya and Rayalseema Express
39. Secunderabad-Manuguru Express (Tri-weekly)
40. Alipurduar – Lumding Intercity Express (Daily)
41. Guwahati - Mariani Intercity Express (Daily)
42. Gandhidham - Jodhpur Express via Bhildi (Tri-weekly)
43. Rajkot – Porbander Express (via Jetalsar) (Tri-weekly)
44. Kolkata – Darbhanga Express (Bi- weekly)
45. Howrah – Berhampur Express (Tri- weekly)
46. Baripada – Shalimar Intercity Express (Tri – weekly)
47. Kharagpur – Purulia Intercity Express (Tri- weekly)
48. Gwalior – Chhindwara Express (Bi- weekly)
49. Rampurhat – Sealdah Intercity Express (Tri- weekly)
50. Howrah – Shirdi Express (Weekly)
51. Puri – Valsad Express (Weekly) via Katni- Bhopal – Vadodara
52. Puri-Digha Express (Weekly)
Increase in frequency of trains
• 2245/2246 Howrah-Yesvantpur Duronto Express from weekly to 4 days
• 3149/3150 Sealdah-Alipurduar Kanchen Kanya Express from 4 days to daily
• 2377/2378 Sealdah-New Jalpaiguri Padatik Express from 3 days to 6 days
• 2295/2296 Patna-Bangalore Sanghamitra Express from 6 days to daily
• 2251/2252 Korba-Yesvantpur Express from weekly to 2 days
• 6605/6606 Mangalore-Kochuveli Ernad Express from 3 days to daily
• 2933/2934 Ahmedabad-Mumbai Central Express from 6 days to daily
• 2215/2216 Bandra Terminus-Delhi Sarai Rohilla from 3 days to 4 days
• 2807/2808 Visakhapatnam-Nizamuddin Samata Express from 3 days to 5 days
• 4705/4706 Delhi Sarai Rohilla- Sadulpur Express from 3 days to 6 days
• 2981/2982 Udaipur City-Delhi Sarai Rohilla Chetak Express from 3 days to 4 days
• 2447/2448 Manikpur – Hazrat Nizammudin Uttar Pradesh Sampark Kranti Express from 3 days to daily
Extension of trains
• 7001/7002 Secunderabad-Manmad Express to Shirdi (Bi-weekly)
• 7205/7206 Kakinada-Manmad Express to Shirdi (Weekly)
• 1405/1406 Kakinada -Manmad Express to Shirdi (Bi-weekly)
• 7207/7208 Vijaywada-Manmad Express to Shirdi (Weekly)
• 6341/6342 Thiruvanthapuram-Ernakulam Express to Guruvayur (Daily)
• 7639/7640 Kacheguda-Nanded Express to Akola (Daily)
• 2187/2188 Mumbai CST-Jabalpur Express to Allahabad (Bi-weekly)
• 2235/2236 New Delhi - Guwahati Rajdhani Express to Dibrugarh
• 2777/2778 Yesvantpur-Kochuveli Express to Hubli (weekly)
• 2831/2832 Bhubaneswer-Hatia Express to Dhanbad (Tri-weekly)
• 8425/8426 Puri –Raipur Express to Durg
• 8447/8448 Bhubaneswar-Koraput Express to Jagdalpur
• 209/210 Puri-Dhenkanal Passenger to Talcher Road (Daily)
• 1629 Sangali-Miraj to Chhatrapati Sahu Maharaj Terminus (Kolhapur) (Daily)
• 1610 Miraj-Pune to Chhatrapati Sahu Maharaj Terminus (Kolhapur) (Daily)
• 1551/1552 Pune-Daund to Baramati (Daily)
• 531A/532A Parli-Nizamabad Passenger to Pandharpur
• 623/624 Mangalore-Kannur Passenger to Kozhikode
• 353/354 Dharwar-Gadag Passenger to Solapur
• 1704 Chirmiri-Damoh Passenger to Sagour
• 1703A Damoh-Katni Passenger to Sagour
Karmabhoomi Trains (unreserved trains)
• Darbhanga-Mumbai Express (Weekly)
• Guwahati-Mumbai(Weekly) via Howrah-Tatanagar-Jharsuguda- Bilaspur-Nagpur
• New Jalpaiguri – Amritsar (Weekly) via Katihar – Sitapur
Janmabhoomi Train
Ahmedabad-Udhampur (weekly ) Via Jodhpur, Phalodi, Lalgarh.
Bharat Tirth Trains
1. Howrah-Gaya-Agra- Mathura- Vrindavan -New Delhi-Haridwar- Varanasi-Howrah
2. Howrah-Chennai- Puducherry- Madurai – Rameshwaram-Kanyakumari- Bangalore – Mysore – Chennai-Howrah
3. Howrah- Vizag- Hyderabad- Araku- Howrah
4. Howrah – Varanasi- Jammu Tawi- Amritsar- Haridwar- Mathura- Vrindavan- Allahabad- Howrah
5. Howrah-Ajmer- Udaipur- Jodhpur- Bikaner- Jaipur- Howrah
6. Mumbai- Pune- Tirupati- Kancheepuram- Rameshwaram- Madurai- Kanyakumari-Pune- Mumbai
7. Pune-Jaipur-Nathdwara-Ranakpur-Jaipur-Mathura-Agra-Haridwar- Amritsar-Jammu Tawi-Pune
8. Pune-Ratnagiri-Goa-Bangalore-Mysore-Tirupati-Pune
9. Ahmedabad-Puri-Kolkata-Gangasagar-Varanasi-Allahabad-Indore- Omkareshwar-Ujjain-Ahmedabad
10. Bhopal-Dwarka-Somnath-Udaipur-Ajmer-Jodhpur-Jaipur-Mathura- Vrindavan -Amritsar-Jammu Tawi-Bhopal
11. Bhopal-Tirupati-Kanchipuram-Rameshwaram-Madurai-Kanyakumari- Trivandrum-Cochin-Bhopal
12. Madurai-Chennai-Kopargaon-Mantralayam-Chennai-Madurai
13. Madurai-Erode-Pune-Ujjain-Veraval-Nasik-Hyderabad-Chennai-Madurai
14. Madurai-Chennai-Jaipur-Delhi-Mathura -Vrindavan -Allahabad- Varanasi-Gaya-Chennai-Madurai
15. Madurai-Varanasi-Gaya-Patna Sahib-Allahabad-Haridwar-Chandigarh Kurukshetra-Amritsar-Delhi-Madurai
16. Madurai-Mysore-Goa-Mumbai-Aurangabad-Hyderabad-Madurai
Duronto Trains
1. Yeswantpur (Bangalore) -Delhi (AC) (Weekly)
2. Mumbai-Secunderabad AC (Bi-weekly)
3. Pune –Howrah AC (Bi- weekly)
4. Mumbai-Ernakulam AC (Bi-weekly)
5. Indore- Mumbai AC (Bi-weekly)
6. Jaipur-Mumbai AC (Bi-weekly)
Duronto Trains (Daily Intercity Non Stop)
1. Chandigarh -Amritsar
2. Chennai – Coimbatore
3. Puri - Howrah
4. Howrah- Digha

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Train Number Changes in new timetable

Here is the list of the trains number which are going to change in new timetable w.e.f. 01-07-2010.
Old Number  New Number
2277                 2357
2278                 2358
2213                 2551
2214                 2552 
6101                 6701
6102                 6702
6123                 6723
6124                 6724
6349                 6649
6350                 6650
1005                 2527
1006                 2528
6503                 2539
6504                 2540  
More trains number are going to change and will be updated in the same page as soon as we get the new number.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Indian Railways Coach Short Code Name

Indian Railways use the following letters to identify their carriages.
H = 1st class air con (1A)
E = Executive Chair Class (air con)(EC)
A = 2-tier air con (2A)
B = 3-tier air con (3A)
C = Air Con Chair Car (CC)
FC or F = First Class non air con (FC)
S = Sleeper Class (SL)
D = Bookable 2nd class seat (2S)
HA = 1st class air con/2-tier air con combination
AB = 2 & 3 tier air con combination
G & J are used for Garib Rath trains, G for 3 tier air con, J for Air con Chair Class

Indian Railways-PQWL wait list

This Quota has also to be shared by all the passengers of a particular train traveling from:
(i) one intermediate station to another intermediate station of a train
(ii) from any intermesdiate station to terminating station falling in the route of the train.

PQWL is used for small stations of a train.

Had you booked your ticket across the PRS Counter, the letters PQWL (wherever it applies) would have got printed on your ticket.
 In Internet Booking, whether it is E-Ticket or I-Ticket, only WL will be displayed, which many passenger cannot figure it out whether it is PQWL or RLWL.
There will not be any RAC before the PQWL starts. So, in so far as PQWL is concerned, it is either hit-out OR get-out, that is, Confirmed or Dropoped from the Waiting List itself.

Here is one example
Let take train Number 6321 Check the Availability from:
i)From Originating Station to Terminating Station;
ii)From Originating Station to Intermediate Station;
iii) From One Intermediate Station to another Intermediate Station;
iv) From Intermediate Station to Ternminating Station.

Check the availability for SBC-TVC/SBC-TCR/SBC-TUP/SA-TVC and found out the General Quota, the Pooled Quota and also the station where Pooled Quota terminates while booking from Originating Station.

The SBC-PGT, SA-ERS, and SA-TVC is Pooled Quota whereas SBC-TCR & beyond is General Quota.

In some long distance trains you will also find Remote Location Quota which is intended for the passengers travelling between a particular Intermediate Station and Terminating Station, which do not overlaps with Pooled Quota.
There will be RAC, once the Remote Location Quota gets exhausted and after RAC, the RLWL commences.

Safety Tips for booking your bike through Indian Railways

Safety Tips
1. Dry the complete Fuel from the tanks including the one in carburetor
2. Remove both the mirrors.
3. Remove the side shields if they are unable to pack it properly
4. Tail Lamps and head lamps need more cushioning
5. Give the parcel guys a couple of soft pillows to be tied in the front and the back
6. Take extra photocopies of your vechicle's RC book. You will need them.

The charges are equivalent of a sleeper class ticket.
You need to take the bike atleast 4-5 hours in advance

Indian Railways Rules For Luggage

Luggage which is not fully and legibly addressed in English or Hindi will not be accepted for booking and carriage by train. Luggage which is not securely packed will not be accepted for booking and carriage unless the sender or his authorized agent executes a forwarding note and record there in such defects or improper packing. Luggage which is required to travel by the same train with the owner should be presented at the luggage office of the booking station at least 30 minutes before the advertised departure time of the train . Passengers booking their accommodation in advance are permitted to book their luggage in advance at the same time. Bulky surcharge is applicable only on package weighing above 100 kgs or exceeding 1m*1m*0.7m in outside measurement. Package s exceeding any one of the dimension specified will be treated as bulky even though the actual weight is less than 100 kgs on volu-metric basis. However if one of the dimension is exceeded by 10% of the prescribed measurement but weight is within 100 kgs., on volumetric basis, it will not be treated as bulky. Bulky surcharge will be levied at double the normal rate.

Offensive articles, explosive, dangerous, inflammable articles and empty gas cylinders, dead poultry, and game, acids and other corrosive substance are not permitted to be booked as luggage.

Trunks, suitcase and boxes having outside measurement of 100 cms. x 60 cms x 25 cms (length x breadth x height) will be allowed to be carried in the passenger compartments as personal luggage. If the trunks, suitcase, and boxes, which in outside measurement exceed any one of the dimension, such articles are required to be booked and carried in the brake van and not in the passengers' compartment . Maximum size of the trunks/suitcase than can be carried in the AC-3 tire and AC chair Car compartment is 55 cmsx45 cms x 22.5 cms.

Oxygen cylinder with its supporting stand with patients under medical certificate can be permitted to be carried in all classes. Free allowance of luggage will be granted on oxygen cylinder and its supporting stand.

Merchandized items are not permitted for booking and carriage in the compartment as personal luggage.

Luggages of larger dimension are to be carried only by brake van . The minimum charge for luggage is Rs.30.

As per instructions, there is no restriction on carriage of luggage in brake van of passenger trains as far as quantity and type (personal or merchandise) of luggage offered for booking is concerned .However, the excess luggage in owner's charge beyond the free allowance is charged at 1.5 times the rates under scale-L.

Each passenger is allowed a free allowance up to which he can carry luggage with him in the compartment, free of cost. The free allowance varies for different classes of travel. Children aged 5 and below 12 years are allowed half of the free allowance subject to the maximum of 50 Kgs. You are also permitted a marginal allowance. There is a maximum ceiling on the luggage which can be carried inside the compartment for each class. These are indicated in the table below :

The following maximum limit free allowance, marginal allowance are admissible for carriage of luggage in the compartment :

Class Free allowance Marginal allowance Maximum quantity permitted ( including free allowance)
AC First Class 70 Kgs 15 Kgs 150 Kgs
AC 2-Tier sleeper/First class 50 Kgs 10 Kgs 100 Kgs
AC 3-tier sleeper/AC chair car 40 Kgs 10 Kgs 40 Kgs
Sleeper class 40 Kgs 10 Kgs 80 Kgs
Second class 35 Kgs 10 Kgs 70 Kgs

The maximum limit includes free allowance.

Passenger are allowed to book and carry excess luggage beyond the free allowance with them in the compartment up to the maximum limit as per class mentioned above on payment of charge at 1.5 times of luggage rate.

When a passenger is detected either en route or at the destination with un booked or partially booked luggage weighing more than the free allowance, the excess un booked weight exceeding free allowance of luggage is charged at six times the luggage scale rate instead of 6 times of scale -R as earlier. However, if un booked or partially booked luggage is detected more than the free allowance of then luggage but within the marginal allowance, it is charged at 1.5 times the luggage scale rate. when a passenger is detected either en route or at destination with un booked or partially booked luggage weighing more than the maximum limit permitted the excess weight exceeding free allowance of luggage is charged at six times of the luggage scale rate subject to a minimum of Rs.50/-.

Luggage beyond the above quantity can be booked in advance and carried in brake Van.

If your luggage marginally exceeds the free allowance, you will be charged at the normal luggage rates applicable to your class of travel. Above marginal allowance penalty will be charged, If detected . Make sure to book your excess luggage in the luggage office, pay the prescribed charges and get your tickets endorsed by cross-referencing the luggage ticket details, before commencing your journey. Free allowance is not admissible for articles such as scooters, cycles etc.


  1. Dogs when carried in the break-van and/or A.C.C. and first class passenger compartments will be charged for at Scale 'L'(luggage Rates)on the basis of weights indicated below, subject to a minimum charge of Rs.10/- per dog, charges being Prepaid: When carried in break_van (Dog-Box) 30 Kgs When carried in passengers compartments 60 Kgs "Seeing Eye" dog traveling with a blind person in the compartment (First class) will, however, be charged the same tariff as for dogs carried in brake_van. The dogs must be provided with Collars and Chains. Owners should make their own arrangements for food and water for the dog during the journey. Dogs detected unbooked will be charged at six times the Luggage Scale Rate subject to a minimum of Rs.50/-
  2. A passenger traveling in First Air condition class or first class may take a dog into the compartment only with the concurrence of fellow passengers on payment of charges vide Clause(1) above. The charges are to be prepaid. If fellow passengers subsequently object to the dog remainig in the compartment, it will be removed to the Guard's van, no refund being given. Dogs detected unbooked with the passenger in IA and Ist class compartments will be charged six times the Luggage scale Rate subject to a minimum of Rs.50/-. A lady travelling alone with children under 12 years of age in a first class compartment may take with her in the compartment one dog on payment of charges at the Dog Box Rates,subject to a minimum of Rs.10/-provided that if another lady enters the compartment, the dog can only be allowed to remain in the compartment with her consent. Any dog detected unbooked will be charged at double the dog-box rate for the distance up to the point of detection and at the dog-box rate for the distance beyond the total charge being subject to a minimum of Rs.20/- for each dog.
  3. Dogs are not allowed to be carried in ACC Sleeper Coaches, Acc chair car coaches sleeper class and second class coaches.If a dog is found being carried in contravention of this rule, it will be removed immediately to the brake-van and charges will be levied six times the Luggage Scale Rate subject to a minimum of Rs.50/-
  4. Charge for dog carried in reserved compartments will be levied at the dog-box rate. Any dog tetected unbooked will be charged six times the Luggage Scale Rate subject to a minimum of Rs.50/-
  5. Large dogs which cannot be carried in the dog-box of a brake van will be carried in a special vehicle at the same rates and conditions as for horses.

Rules and rates for motor bicycles

Rules and rates for charging bicycles , tricycles motor bicycles and tricycles with auto-wheel attachments, .side carts , go-carts , perambulators , rickshaws etc,:
The following are the rules and rates for the carriage of bicycles tricycles and other cycles :-
(a) No free allowance is given.
(b) these articles must be loaded in the luggage or brake_ van and are not allowed to be taken by the owners in their carriage . In case they are found unbooked with a passenger in a compartment the same would be charged at six times the scale R’ for entire distance subject to minimum charge of Rs 50
(c ) in case , these articles are found unbooked with a passenger at destination station , the same would be charged at 6 times scale R subject to a minimum of Rs 50.
(d) These articles must be securely packed in cases or crates. If not so packed, the condition must be specified in the Forwarding Note.
(e) Railway accepts no liability for detachable fittings unless they are securely packed in cases and a receipt is given for them . Such detachable fittings will be included in the minimum weight for charge.
(f) In case of cycle tongas , cycle lorries and rickshaws , the shaft may be removed before they can be accepted for conveyance…
(g)Changes are round_ off to R e.1 in wagon load.
Note:- One baby tricycle per passenger may be included in free allowance.
Charges at luggage rate on actual weight subject to the minimum weight shown opposite each. Which will apply per crate or case if packed per articles if unpacked ; -
Description     Weight
Auto – Rickshaws 6.00 Quintals
Bicycles crates, empty 20 Kilograms
Bicycles 40 Kilograms
Bicycles children ‘s 20 Kilograms
Bicycles fitted with auto –wheel etc. 75 Kilogram
Chairs, invalid 1.50 Quintals
Chairs, Push children ‘s 40 Kilograms
Chairs, Push children.’s collapsible 20 Kilograms
Cycle Lorries . 1.50 Quintals
Cycles Tongas 1 50 Quintals
Cycle trailing cars 1.50 Quintals
Cycle trailing vans 1.50 Quintals
Go – Carts 20 Kilograms
Motor Cycles above 60 cc 1.00 Quintals
Motor Cycles upto 60 cc but below 350 cc 2.00 Quintals
Motor Cycles 350 cc or above [ minimum ] 2.50 Quintals
Motor Cycles with side- cars attached 6. 00 Quintals
Motor scooters 2. 00 Quintals
Motor lawn movers 2. 00 Quintals
Motor Scooters on three wheels 6.00 Quintals
Motor tricycles with receptacles 4. 50 Quintals
Motor tricycles 6. 00 Quintals
Padal vehicles, children ‘s 40.00 Kilograms
Perambulators 75.00 Kilograms
Perambulators collapsible 20.00 Kilograms
Power Tiller 6. 5 Qntls per tiller
Push vehicles , children ‘s 20 00 Kilograms
Rickshaws 1 50 Quintals
Scooters , children ‘s 2 0 .00 Kilograms
Side- cars of Motor Cycles 2 00 Quintals
Side- cars of Bicycles 40 .00 Kilograms
Three wheeler delivery vans 9 .00 Quintals
Tricycles 1 . 00 Quintals
Ttricycles children ‘s 20 00 Kilograms
Free Allowance on luggage
To the passenger -
(A ) 1st A .C 70 Kgs. Per adult
First Class / AC II – Tier Sleeper 50 Kgs per adult
A .C. Chair /Sleeper class / AC III – tier 40 Kgs per adult
(B) MST /QST 15 Kgs for 1st class and
10 Kgs for IInd class
(C) Ind Rail Pass 70 Kgs for AC Ist class
40 Kgs for IInd class
Metal Pass 140 kgs per adult
First “,A” Pass 140 kgs per adult
First class Pass 70kgs per adult
IInd class pass 50Kgs per adult
IInd “A” class pass 50Kgs per adult
(half of the above quantity is allowed for child.)
(i) On certain Railways or on any portion of any Railway the free allowance of luggage may be restricted .
(ii) On soldier ticket / Check soldier ticket of any class the free allowance of luggage is 40 Kgs.per adult and 20 Kgs. Per child .
(iii) One musical instrument , one TV and one baby- tricycle may be included in free allowance .
Free Articles Allowed ( Each ticket ) ; ---
Over and above the free allowance of luggage mentioned above , the carriage of the following article is also allowed free in the passenge’s comparment . If required to be carried in brake – van these will be weighed and charged after giving free allownce .

Indian Railways-Stations

Indian Railways has 9207 Railway stations . Gauge wise detail chart is as follows.

CR 441571

ECOR 285











ALL INDIA 722013994857113199207

  • Konkan Railways and South Eastern Railways are the only two Division which does not have a single MG, NG stations. 
  • West Central Railways has just one MG, NG station out of total  325 stations 
  •  Northern Railways has the Highest Railway stations (1064) out of total 9207 stations. 
  •  Western Railways has the Highest MG stations 372 out of total 1399 MG stations  & NG stations 164 out of total 485 NG stations in India. It also has second highest Railway stations in India 1061 out of Total 9207 stations.
  •  North Eastern Railways has the highest percentage of MG stations out of total 253 stations 218 stations are MG stations.
  •  Eastern Railways does not have a single MG stations but it has 33 NG stations out of total 572 stations


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Welcome to RailRoadAir

Travel industry is one of the major growing industry in India. Online travel search engine and travel information portals need to adopt the user friendly way to move further in this market. User comes online to search travel information but mostly purchase offline for product like hotel, package, Bus, etc.,
Rail and Air industry is growing online due to choice available to them through many of the portals and search engine.

Around 14 million people, aged 15 and above, visited travel sites in India from home or work in April. This is 37% of the total online population, and a jump of 50% over last year.

Top rail sites seemed to engage viewers. On the website of Indian Railways, visitors averaged 33 minutes, consumed 50 pages and visited nearly 4 times during the month. saw 34 minutes, 66 pages and 2 visits followed by with 28 minutes, 38 pages and nearly 4 visits.

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