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Apr 11 2017 (19:24)  TRIAL RUN OF NEW TRAIN BETWEEN KHULNA & KOLKATA FLAGGED OFF. (www.er.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Shri Narendra Damodar Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India and Smt. Sheikh Hasina, Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh jointly flagged off the trial run of Khulna-Kolkata train from Benapole through video link from New Delhi today (8.4.2017).
The train was received in Indian border at Petrapole by Eastern Railway’s Divisional Railway Manager, Sealdah..
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Manager, Eastern Railway, Shri Basudev Panda, Divisional Railway Manager, Sealdah and other dignitaries received the train and high-officials of Bangladesh at Kolkata station.
Speaking o­n the occasion Shri Agrawal said that though there was an international border between the two countries (i.e. India and Bangladesh), the cultural and social bonding between the Bengalees as a whole lying o­n either side of the border is still warn as it used to be 70 years back.In view of this, the government of both the countries decided to run Maitree Express between Kolkata and Dhaka Cantt. since April 2008.
Shri Agrawal further said that after passage of nine years, people of both the countries are demanding more connectivity between the two countries through train route. Considering this, government of both the countries have further decided to run another passenger train between Kolkata and Khulna through Benapole and Petrapole route. It is expected that regular train services between Kolkata and Khulna is expected to be commenced by July 2017.
Shri B. M. Jamal Hossain, counsellor of Bangladesh High Commission at Kolkata , Md. Alamgir Alam, Additional DIG, Bangladesh Police, Mr. Belal Uddin, Chief Operating Superintendant of Bangladesh Railways spoke o­n the occasion. Smt. Nayana Bandopadhaya, Hon’ble MLA, West Bengal Assembly also welcomed the guests of Bangladesh.
Shri Satish Kumar, Additional General Manager, Eastern Railway speaking o­n the occasion said that this is a goodwill gesture between the two countries.
It is stated that both Maitree Express and Kolkata-Khulna Passenger trains would not o­nly have fulfilled long cherished aspirations of the people of these two countries, but would also go a long way in improving the bilateral relations between India and Bangladesh. Moreover, about 30 years after the independence of Bangladesh (1971), Indo-Bangladesh rail corridor at Petrapole –Benapole was reopened in January, 2001 for running of goods train o­n regular basis. This also fulfilled the popular demand of people of both India and Bangladesh.
  
Apr 11 2017 (19:24)  TRAIN SERVICES TO BE MODIFIED FOR FEW DAYS FOR COMMISIONING OF 3RDLINE BETWEEN SAINTHIA & RAMPURHAT (www.er.indianrailways.gov.in)
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For infrastructural development work related to commissioning of 3rdline between Sainthia & Rampurhat stations o­n Eastern Railway’s Howrah division, there will be some modification of train services between 8 April (Saturday) & 20 April, 2017 (Thursday). A few numbers of Mail/Express and Passenger trains will remain cancelled, diverted and rescheduled during the period.
CANCELLATION OF TRAINS:
·Mail/Express trains:
13017/13018 Ganadevta Express between 8 &
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18 April, 2017 except 10 April, 2017, 13013 Barddhaman-Rampurhat Express o­n 8,10,13,15,17,20 April, 2017 and its corresponding down train o­n 9,14,16 April, 2017, 12373 Sealdah-Rampurhat Intercity Express o­n 9,14,16 April, 2017 and its corresponding down train upto Barddhaman o­n 8,10,13,15,17,20 April, 2017 and 13187/13188 Sealdah-Rampurhat Express from 9 to 20 April, 2017.
·Passenger trains:
53417/53418 Barddhaman-Malda Town Passenger between 8 & 18 April, 2017 except 10 April, 2017 and 53065/53066 Barddhaman –Rampurhat Passenger from 9 to 20 April, 2017.
This infrastructural development work for commissioning of 3rdline between Sainthia & Rampurhat is for the benefit of passengers.However, inconvenience to be caused to the passengers during the period is deeply regretted.
  
Apr 11 2017 (19:23)  IR ENDEAVOURS FOR FURTHER IMPROVED PASSENGER AMENITIES (www.er.indianrailways.gov.in)
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In order to further improve passenger comfort and to ensure even better passenger amenities, Indian Railways have adopted a series of measures which have set a record during2016-17.

Ø New Services:Indian Railways introduced 87 new train services, journey of 51 trains was extended and frequency of 5 trains was increased. This includes 4 Humsafar Express trains, 2 Antyodaya trains, 10 DEMU and 5 MEMU trains.
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Augmentation:Indian Railways attached 586 coaches in regular trains generating an additional capacity of 43,420 berths.
Ø Special Trains:There were about 31,438 trips of special trains introduced o­n different occasions.
Ø Additional Berths:Capacity of reserved berths was increased to about 50 crores by adding about 1 crore more berths.
Ø Speeding up of trains:350 trains were speeded up while 104 trains were converted to superfast express trains.
Ø New rakes: 34 pairs of trains were replaced with LHB rakes by utilizing 42 LHB rakes.
  
Apr 11 2017 (19:20)  जबलपुर-अंबिकापुर-जबलपुर अब प्रतिदिन (www.wcr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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जबलपुर-अंबिकापुर-जबलपुर अब प्रतिदिन
  
Apr 11 2017 (19:19)  गाड़ी का प्रायोगिक ठहराव/कोटा - उधमपुर में अतिरिक्त कोच (www.wcr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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गाड़ी का प्रायोगिक ठहराव/कोटा - उधमपुर में अतिरिक्त कोच
  
विद्युत् लोको शेड इटारसी को रेलमंत्री राजभाषा शील्ड / भोपाल-इंदौर-भोपाल अब एक्सप्रेस
  
Apr 11 2017 (19:17)  राजभाषा/गाड़ियाँ रद्द /समय परिवर्तन /संसोधित समय /स्पेशल ट्रेन (www.wcr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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राजभाषा/गाड़ियाँ रद्द /समय परिवर्तन /संसोधित समय /स्पेशल ट्रेन
  
Apr 11 2017 (19:15)  W.RLY'S INTENSIVE DRIVE AGAINST OFFENDERS VARIOUS SECURITY INITIATIVES INTRODUCED (www.wr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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1.88 lakh cases registered under various sections of Railways Act
and fine to the tune of Rs.4.95 Crores recovered

Photo Caption: A view of a lady commuter using the Talk Back System and the other pic is depicting the CCTV camera installed in o­ne of
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the ladies coaches of W. Rly local trains.
Security of the passengers is o­ne of the prime motives of Western Railway and there is no compromise in W.Rly's efforts to ensure a safe and comfortable journey to its esteemed passengers. During the last financial year 2016-17, W.Rly's Security Deptt has taken various initiatives such as installation of CCTV cameras and the recent addition of the TalkBack System in ladies coaches to curb offences and is striving day in and day out to keep such offenders at bay.
As stated by Chief Public Relations Officer, Western Railway, Shri Ravinder Bhakar, security of our women commuters is o­ne of a prime concern and W.Rly is always striving hard to secure their travelling experience. Western Railway is going every extra mile to bring smile o­n their faces, with initiatives such as CCTV cameras being provided in ladies coaches, RPF personnel has been deployed in ladies compartments, etc. Male passengers travelling in Ladies compartment were prosecuted, 16012 cases were registered for travelling in ladies compartment. Fine amounting to Rs.3,30,600/- was realized from the offenders and 14 persons were also sent to jail. Also Western Rly launched the Talkback Security System o­n 8th March, 2017 o­n the occasion of International Women's Day which is a first of its kind in Indian Railway and installed in ladies coaches to get in touch with guards during an emergency. Trials are being undertaken by W.Rly in order to develop an app called Eye Watch App to send SOS alerts during any untoward incidents or emergency. Shri Bhakar also informed that Western Railway holds the distinction of running the world's first ladies special train over the Mumbai Suburban Section. Shri Bhakar also stated that in the year 2016-17, 225 Nos of passenger related offences were detected by the RPF. 11 cases of robbery were detected and handed over to GRP concerned. 206 cases of Theft of Passenger Belongings were detected. 2 drugging cases were detected by RPF staff and handed over to GRP for further legal action. 2 cases of crime against women were detected and handed over to GRP for further necessary action. 4 cases of impassionate were detected by RPF/WR and handed over to GRP. Similarly, 161 cases of contraband goods were detected during the year 2016-17, in which 194 packages valued Rs.1,07,96,809/- were seized with arrest of 195 outsiders.
Shri Bhakar also informed that 1,88,588 cases were registered under various section of Railways Act in which fine amounting to Rs.4,94,84,993/- fine was realized. Left over luggage valued at Rs.1,23,83,726/- were returned to passengers/ owners through Helpline 182 & through information received from co-passengers. 667 minors found at station premises/trains over Western Railway were handed over to their parents/relatives or to Child Helpline. 152 cases under Railway Property (Unlawful Possession) Act were detected with recovery of stolen railway material valued at Rs.10,94,639/- and 285 criminals were arrested. 588 cases were registered against touts for carrying o­n illegal business of procurement and sale of Rail tickets in which 700 persons were arrested, wherein the total value of tickets seized amounted to Rs.1,28,84,810/-. 1532 cases were registered for unauthorized 'Alarm Chain Pulling' in which a fine of Rs.8,71,610/- was realized. 27,181 cases were registered against unauthorized hawkers and a fine of Rs.1,27,76,348/- was realized. 414 cases were registered against offenders for crossing LC gates during drives conducted and a fine of Rs.65,300/- was realized. Action against drivers for unauthorized parking of taxi/auto rickshaw was initiated, 15665 cases were registered and an amount of Rs.20,81,075/- was realized and a person was also sent to jail. 44,337 were registered against persons who travelled in coaches reserved for handicapped persons/reserved coaches. 41 persons were sent to jail and an amount of Rs.1,10,38,000/- was realized as fine. 24461 cases were registered during the drives conducted against foot board and roof top travelers in trains whereas a fine of Rs.42,49,300/- was realized and 10 persons sent to jail. Similarly, urchins & beggars in railway premises were also apprehended. During such drives, 1770 urchins/beggars were apprehended and a fine of Rs.10,51,450 has been realized and 11 persons were sent to jail. Shri Bhakar informed that during the year 2016-17, 27,676 cases under the Cigarettes and Tobacco Product Act 2003 were detected over Western Railway and amount of Rs.38,82,320 was realized as fine and deposited in railway earnings. 19 items of Bomb detection and disposal equipment set have been procured and allotted to all the 6 divisions of Western Railway. 1486 Nos of CCTV cameras have been installed at all important stations over WR. There are 22 dogs present in the Dogs Squad and 2 pups are undergoing training. Security Helpline No.182 have been introduced all over Western Railway. RPF staff are constantly monitoring the control room round the clock. During the year 2016-17 total 1068 Nos of calls were received and same were attended and provided with necessary assistance.
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Apr 11 2017 (19:14)  WITHDRAWAL OF IMPLEMENTATION OF AADHAAR BASED TICKETING SYSTEM FOR PRS TICKETS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS (www.wr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Ministry of Railways has decided to withdraw the implementation of Aadhaar based ticketing system for PRS tickets (both counter and e-tickets) for senior citizen. Even from 1st April, 2017 o­nwards, the concession to senior citizens shall not be denied o­nly for the reason that the person does not possess Aadhaar card. However, they are required to carry some documentary proof showing their age or date of birth and have to produce it if demanded by o­n-board ticket checking staff. Now senior citizens can book reserved tickets across the reservation counters as well as through internet without aadhaar card.
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Ministry of Railways has decided to make aadhaar based verification mandatory for getting concessional tickets for senior citizen w.e.f 1st April, 2017 and during journey senior citizen passengers has to carry any of the original documents including Aadhaar Card as notified from time to time for the purpose of identity proof. But, now the implementation of aadhaar based ticketing system has been withdrawn with immediate effect.
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Apr 11 2017 (19:08)  CHANGE IN TIMINGS OF HAZUR SAHIB NANDED – AJNI SUMMER SPECIAL (www.cr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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CHANGE IN TIMINGS OF HAZUR SAHIB NANDED – AJNI SUMMER SPECIAL
Railways have decided to run Train No. 07629/07630 Hazur Sahib Nanded – Ajni – Hazur Sahib Nanded weekly summer special with revised timings and composition. The details are as under.
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special will leave Hazur Sahib Nanded at 20.30 hrs (instead of 22.45 hrs) o­n every Monday from 17.4.2017 to 26.6.2017 (11 trips) and arrive Ajni at 05.25 hrs (instead of 10.15 hrs) next day.
07630 special will leave Ajni at 22.20 hrs (instead of 16.15 hrs) o­n every Tuesday from 18.4.2017 to 27.6.2017 (11 trips) and arrive Hazur Sahib Nanded at 08.10 hrs (instead of 03.55 hrs) next day.
Halts: Wardha, Pulgaon, Dhamangaon, Chandur, Badnera, Murtizapur, Akola, Washim, Hingoli, Basmath and Purna Jn..
Composition: o­ne AC-2 Tier, Two AC-3 Tier, 8 Sleeper class, 10 General second class.
RESERVATION: Bookings already open at all PRS centres.
Passengers are requested to please note the changes and act accordingly.
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Date: April 10, 2017
This news comes to you from the Public Relations Department, Central Railway, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai.
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