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Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 3
Number of Halting Trains: 0
Number of Originating Trains: 7
Number of Terminating Trains: 7
Dibrugarh Town Railway Station, RKB Path, Tel: 0373-2324573, Dibrugarh
State: Assam
Elevation: 107 m above sea level
Zone: NFR/Northeast Frontier
Division: Tinsukia
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May 29 2016 (15:33)  4 rail projects announced (www.telegraphindia.com)
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May 29 2016 (3:33PM)
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May 29 2016 (3:33PM)
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Posted by: Classic Incantations~  117 news posts
May 28: Union railway minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu today announced projects for Guwahati, Dibrugarh and Jorhat railway stations here.
The projects are - renovation of Dibrugarh town station, a new station building at Jorhat town, Wi-Fi connectivity for passengers and reverse osmosis (RO) plant at Guwahati station.
Speaking on the occasion, the railway minister said after Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power, he prioritised the railway sector and special attention was paid to developing the railway network in the Northeast. "The previous government had not done anything to develop the infrastructure of
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the railways and failed at developing the railway network in the Northeast. But in the last two years, we have started the process to develop the railways and so far we have inaugurated some of the projects. We are planning to introduce unreserved trains. Fast moving trains will come up soon as well,'' Prabhu said.
He said in the last year they have spent Rs 9,40,000 crore for infrastructure development of the railways. "We are committed to bringing a revolution in the railway sector and the process has started. In 2015-16, we have commissioned 2,800 railway lines in India." Prabhu said the term "coolie" would be changed to " sahayak" soon.
Dibrugarh MLA Prashanta Phukan said, "It is a historic day for us because the first railway station in the Northeast was established in Dibrugarh." Phukan requested the Union minister to provide new trains from this station respecting the sentiments of Dibrugarh's residents.
Jorhat MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa appealed to Prabhu that abandoned railway stations should be started again. "In Jorhat we urgently need a railway overbridge because many people have died while crossing the tracks,'' he said.
Dibrugarh MP Rameshwar Teli said, "We hope the Bogibeel bridge will be completed by next year as it will be helpful for those who use ferry services.''
Prabhu said the government would inquire into the delay in completion of Bogibeel rail-cum-road bridge and try to ensure early completion of the project.
This came after he asked railway officials at the bridge site, 17km from Dibrugarh, regarding the progress of the bridge, to which the officials said it is unlikely to be completed before 2018.
The rail budget of 2016-17 had sanctioned Rs 550 crore to Northeast Frontier Railway for the Bogibeel bridge. The last deadline was set for April next year.
The officials, however, failed to give any exact date of completion or any satisfactory reason for the delay.
The construction of Bogibeel bridge, a 4.94km stretch over the Brahmaputra, the longest rail-cum-road bridge, has been delayed several times since its inaugurated in 2002 by then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
The initial deadline of the project was April 2009. The project has missed deadlines for 14 years since then and the budget has also spiked from its original Rs 1,767 crore to Rs 3,230 crore and is likely to touch Rs 5,000 crore.
May 29 2016 (08:06)  NE States to be linked with BG by 2020 (www.assamtribune.com)
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May 29 2016 (8:06AM)
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Posted by: Atlast DBRG Shatabdi Rake arrived at DBRG~  381 news posts
GUWAHATI, May 28 - Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu today said that all the northeastern States will be connected with broad gauge rail network by 2020.
He was addressing the public at a ceremony at Dibrugarh Town Railway Station where the Railway Minister inaugurated four new passenger amenities as part of the Indian Railways’ thrust on achieving greater customer satisfaction.
The four new amenities launched today are a high-speed free Wi-Fi service for accessing internet at the Guwahati Railway Station, a Reverse Osmosis Water Purifier Plant at the same station, the newly constructed
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building of the Jorhat Railway Station and the renovated Dibrugarh Town Railway Station.
The Indian Railways is currently undertaking a week-long (May 26-June 1) customer connect programme called ‘Rail Humsafar’. Today’s event was held as a part of it.
The event was held centrally at the Dibrugarh Town Railway Station and a phone-in event was held simultaneously at the Guwahati Railway Station.
The public meeting at Dibrugarh was attended by Lok Sabha MPs Rameswar Teli and Kamakhya Tasa, MLAs Prasanta Phukan, Rituparna Barua, Terash Goala and Naren Sonowal, besides senior officials from the NF Railway, including its General Manager HK Jaggi, and hundreds of people.
Simultaneously, a public ceremony was held at the Guwahati Railway Station which was attended by Lok Sabha MP Bijoya Chakravarty, MLA Siddhartha Bhattacharya and senior NF Railway officials, including Additional General Manager Ratan Lal and general public.
Prabhu said that Indian Railways has taken several innovative measures in the last two years for improving services, operational efficiency, increasing customer satisfaction and infrastructure development and the result of these steps are becoming apparent now.
The Railways had recently introduced Gatiman Express between Nizamuddin and Agra, which runs at a speed of 160 km per hour, he said, adding that more such trains would be introduced in a phased manner.
Prabhu said the Northeast region is a diverse biological hot-spot and the strength of the region is its rich natural resources. The Indian Railway would utilise this strength for bringing in more development to the region, he said, and elaborated on various plans of the Railways concerning the NE region.
The high-speed free Wi-Fi service for visitors and rail users at the Guwahati station is provided by RailTel in partnership with Google and this state of the art, world-class service is the first of its kind in the Northeast. The service was first launched at the Mumbai Central station in January this year.
The service, built over the fibre network of RailTel, is designed to offer broadband like experience to users.
The Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plants at the Guwahati station will provide pure contamination-free drinking water at platforms No. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
The source of drinking water at the Guwahati station is water from the Brahmaputra, which is filtered through rapid gravity filter and disinfected with chlorination.
Three reverse osmosis plants have been installed to remove all types of contamination such as bacteria, viruses, pesticides, heavy metals and chemicals. The water from river is now passed through oxidation chamber, iron removal filter, multi-grade filter and micron filter to the reverse osmosis module.
All the water taps in these platforms are now connected to the reverse osmosis plants. The capacity of each reverse osmosis plant is 2,000 litres per hour which is sufficient for peak hour demands.
The rejected water from the reverse osmosis module is recycled. The plants also start and shut down automatically depending on the water level in the storage tanks, thereby saving electricity.
The Jorhat Town Station has been declared as an Adarsh Station and various works had been undertaken to upgrade the station, while the Dibrugarh Town Station has been thoroughly renovated at an approximate cost of Rs 1.17 crore.
Feb 25 2016 (15:52)  From the archives: Ready for the longest train journey in India? (www.hindustantimes.com)
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Why take a flight when you can sit back and enjoy the scenery on a leisurely train journey? Ever wonder that? We feel you. We say, a journey on Indian trains should be on everyone’s bucket list. It can be affordable, safe and comfortable.
So, on a day when the railway budget is hogging headlines and the Minister of Railways made a slew of announcements - from India’s first rail auto hub and boosting to e-catering to connectivity to North-East and Wi-Fi in railway stations - we dig up our archives and found this... (Hope you’re up for a long, long train journey?)
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a hot summer afternoon in 1853, as the first steam locomotive pulled out of Bombay, India entered the rail era. Today, 160 years later, even at a time when the Railways are making headlines for the wrong reasons, a ride aboard the Vivek Express is the opportunity of a lifetime. It’s India’s longest train ride, starting from Dibrugarh in Assam and sweeping down the eastern coast to culminate at Kanyakumari. It covers a staggering 4,300 km (more than 1/10th the earth’s circumference), in an unforgettable four-night-three-day grind.
Having grown up reading the works of adventurers such as Jules Verne and Rudyard Kipling, I wasn’t short of inspiration. Boning up on railway fiction might help you prepare for 82 hours on the tracks, but as India flashes by the window, nothing prepares you for what lies inside: a journey that opens your eyes to ways of travelling and surviving the Great Indian Railways experience. Perhaps, a line by author Paul Theroux about the romance of travel comes close: “You go away for a long time and return a different person - you never come all the way back.”
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In 1881, the British set up a 65-km metre gauge line from Dibrugarh in north Assam to the Margherita Garden Estate, mainly for transportation of tea and coal. Today Dibrugarh, a bustling town on the Himalayan foothills, is the only non-Capital city in the country to have important trains such as the Rajdhani Express and Vivek Express originating from it.
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After braving a downpour, as we await the station master and train staff at the crew lobby, we chance upon an intriguing procedure:
Driver Mohammad Rahimuddin, 55, blows hard into an alcometer for a breathalyser test done to ensure drivers aren't tipsy when they guide the train. That done, he gets an update on the locomotive's load capacity, electrical output and power certification from the staff before he heads to the pilot's cabin.
"Most of the 22 coaches of the Vivek Express have been built in the integrated rail coach factory at Kapurthala and the rest at Perambur. A majority of passengers on the train are soldiers manning our borders since China is just 220 kilometres from Dibrugarh," station in-charge R. Bhattacharjee tells us over tea-bag chai and biscuits.

The flag-bearer: The guard is the lord of all he surveys. M Abubacker let the HT Brunch team travel with him in the brake van in the final stretch from Trivandrum to Kanyakumari.
Riding on hope
Author Bill Aitken, whose Branch Line to Eternity introduced readers to the romance of feeder railway lines, says spending four days on a slow, squalid train is worth it just for the great value for money it offers. "Travelling 4200 kilometres for peanuts must be the cheapest fare in the world anywhere?" he surmises.
Aitken isn't off the mark. The Vivek Express takes you across more than 600 stations, halting at 56 major destinations spread across eight states (see map) in two tier air-conditioned comfort for Rs 3475. The ticket for third AC is Rs 2305, the sleeper class Rs 925 and for the general class Rs 545.
The general compartment, where more than 200 people are crammed into a space fit for just 90, is where this economics is at play. Bodies dripping sweat, satchels welded to the arm and voices raised to holler at those stepping on their toes: the compartment begins to fill with workers and tea-pickers at Dibrugarh itself.
By the time the train reaches Tinsukiya in Assam, the closest station to Arunachal Pradesh, a catchment area for Kafkaesque contractors looking for cheap labour - it is spilling at the seams, and then, where it doesn't seem likely: Six workers invade the train loo, Occupy Wall Street style, and refuse to come out. After all, they too have a ticket to ride and no standing room.
"What can one do? The cheap fare is provided by contractors who take their cut. It isn't our job to check tickets here. That will be done by the flying squad," philosophises a moon-faced ticket inspector who refuses to divulge his name. Oblivious to the heat, grime and noise, clad in similar vests, flip flops and jeans, a group of youngsters is engrossed in a game of cards.
What drives these agricultural workers, who form the biblical salt of the earth, to seek employment thousands of kilometres away in Kerala and Tamil Nadu? Dilip Sonowal, 25, who boards the train along with eight others from Tinsukiya, has an answer: "Higher wages and assured employment through the year. The highest we can make in Assam is Rs 200 even if we work overtime. In Kerala, if we get an extra Rs 30 every additional hour, we can earn as much as Rs 350. Aur phir, videsh jaa kar kuch naya dekhenge." Travel, the ultimate teacher, did someone say? In the tradition of a Columbus and Robinson Crusoe, it is the feeling of being the first man in new terrain that has inspired Mangal Jyoti Chakma, 18, a tribal farmer from Arunachal Pradesh, to head for a rubber factory in Tamil Nadu's Kottayam district. No one in the last five generations of Chakmas has worked in a rubber plant. But the prospect doesn't daunt him. "I will learn and earn. When I go back home, it will be in air-conditioned," he declares, eyes gleaming, high on hope and youth.
The sisterhood: Sister Janet Baby, a teacher in Arunachal Pradesh’s Miao Diocese, says coming by train helped her mingle with other nuns (unlike the time she went by air)
Thoughts for food
As I settle my portly 85-kg frame into the lower berth, an old Indian Railways tagline: "To learn a thousand dialects, eat a thousand cuisines and meet a million people, you need just one berth," comes to mind and for a few moments, I let my mind wander. When one negotiates more than 4000 km on the longest train journey in India, one comes across mountains, rivers, backwaters and the sea. One unravels local tongues and makes friends with fellow-passengers even as one's tastebuds explode with a smattering of food flavours.
Food, yes, as usual, it manages to derail my train of thought! I make my way across my two-tier AC through the vestibule and decide to meet pantry manager Ramen Mahato.
He can't be serious! I blurt out aloud. The subject of my incredulity is Mahato's statement: "This is a cooking-free train. Aboard the Vivek Express, meals are prepared only for the staff, not travellers," he says triumphantly and I have visions of turning carnivorous. "What about ticket holders?" I ask in my best Hannibal Lecter voice. "Are we meant to go on a fast and die a slow death?" "For them, the service staff picks up meals. Lunch from Guwahati, dinner at Alipur Duar, breakfast at Durgapur and so on," says Mahato, making it sound like Breakfast at Tiffany's and my stomach rumbles in relief. It is another matter though, that the staple fare of rivers of watery dal running through mountains of rice and a squiggle of bright red chillie pickle is painting its own, unappetising landscape which would usher in insurgency in the belly, once we reach Delhi.
As we leave Lumdig in Assam and move towards Dimapur in Nagaland, the first lot of public pariahs - urchins, beggars and a group of eunuchs - makes an appearance. An arm-less beggar looks for alms, finds little success but goes through the vestibules from second AC to three-tier, to sleeper, to general, with a beatific smile. "Even the cops don't harass us. They know better. They just extracted Rs 200 from a fauji for having whisky from his consignment of canteen booze," the disabled beggar who goes by the name of Jishnu, tells me with a wink. "What's a couple of swigs of Mansion House whisky when the country has other important matters to discuss? Tell me, what about the Chinese incursion in Ladakh?" asks a Border Roads Force subedar, who refuses to give me his name, as he draws dark red curtains over the side berth and draws at his glass, before retiring for the night and unleashing a fusillade of snoring glory.
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The insurgency-ravaged Seven Sisters of the North-East are home to a sizeable number of Army and paramilitary soldiers - mainly from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, the Assam Rifles, The Madras Regiment, BSF and CRPF - who hail from Southern India. Till the Vivek Express was launched, a soldier, say, from Kerala, stationed in Arunachal Pradesh, had to change trains at least four times to reach his destination. "Earlier, we spent close to six days going to our unit. From Trivandrum one took a train to Chennai. From here we reached Howrah two days later. The train in the evening which took us to Guwahati took one day and a night and from Guwahati to our post was another long, backbreaking journey," says BSF constable SK Nair, 30, stationed in Siliguri. "With a direct train, all that is a distant memory," adds Nair with a smile.
The two additional days he gets to spend with his family are worth their weight in gold biscuits from the Gulf, says Simon K.M. of Assam Rifles. The 54-year-old Havaldar, stationed in Arunachal Pradesh, is looking forward to catching up with his 24-year old son. "He has just got a job at the Pathanamthitta town collectorate," he says with palpable pride. "He has taken after me. He is six feet tall, you will see when he comes to pick me up at Chenganur," he adds. For his 22-year-old daughter, Simon, working with the Assam Rifles for more than 30 years, is taking along saplings of cacti grown in Nagaland, which bear colourful flowers in 13 resplendent hues. "Originally found in the north-east, it survives in Kerala beautifully. I had taken four saplings the last time I came home," adds the veteran soldier, who says he can't afford more than two chhutis a year (one in the summer and another at Christmas).
Freedom song: Avi Chishi and Vikali Sumi, students from Dimapur, Nagaland, are excited about their first holiday outside the North-East, in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu.
A trip by train from one end of the country to another is also special because it is microcosmic of the Indian way of life. Remember Yatra, Shyam Benegal's iconic series where Om Puri played the protagonist, which followed the route of the Himsagar Express, the longest train journey in India which connected Kashmir to Kanyakumari before Vivek Express was launched in 2011? On the Vivek Express, the role of the railways in uniting a multiplicity of people across diverse states permeates through strongly.
A seasoned passenger on the train, Beryl King, 24, could unwittingly become a brand ambassador for this brand of integration, railways-style. The polyglot 24-year-old montessori teacher, who boards the train in Dimapur, is headed to Ernakulam, where she goes to meet her aunt and extended family on her departed father's side, every six months. "The train is ideal for somebody like me who has family in the North-East as well as relatives down the Vindhyas. I am going from my mom's hometown in Dimapur to my late father's native place," she says. King's father, a highway engineer from Kerala, couldn't converse in anything but Malayalam and English when he was working in Nagaland. Her mother, for whom anything other than Nagamese (a mixture of Naga, Assamese and Hindi) was alien, didn't know English. "But love knows no language and they got married. Who knows where I'll find my soulmate - in Nagaland or Kerala?" wonders King, as she breaks into a grin and a giggle routine. That she can break the ice by breaking into fluent Malayalam as well as Nagamese, make her popular with many of her fellow travellers.
In the three-tier AC section, as Boney M's 'Hooray, hooray, it's a holi-holiday/What a world of fun for everyone, holi-holiday' blares from their smartphones, a nattily dressed Naga girl duo from Dimapur stands out with its exuberant disposition. "I am like, super-excited!" announces Avi Chishi, a 24-year-old student of theology, as she puts out the loudspeaker and gives her headphones to her friend Vikali Sumi, 22. "We hadn't ever ventured beyond Guwahati till yesterday. And today, here we are, headed to the tip of the subcontinent on a trip of a lifetime," says Sumi. "Inside the campus of Dimapur's New Life Bible College, we mostly listen to gospel musicians such as Paul Baloche and Max Locado. But on a holiday, we can choose to listen to classic rock," adds Sumi.
Sweet somethings: At Durgapur Junction in West Bengal, the first vendors of mishti doi make their appearance. It is the best dessert one can hope to feast on, on this journey.
Great Railways Bazaar
As the hilly terrain of Assam makes way for Bengal, rows and rows of thatched roof houses run alongside the rail track. The landscape becomes flatter and on the garishly painted walls of the rare concrete dwelling, advertisements for Amul Macho 'yeh to bahut toing hai' innerwear compete with Ultratech cement and railway employee union slogans in Bengali.
At Alipur Duar, the first station in Mamata country, the silence of the coach is broken by the high-pitched sales pitch of Rahul Das.
"Nothing less than Rs 10 for a cup," he bellows and manages to convince a few buyers. As the warm liquid breaks the lethargy of the evening, we quiz him on his revenue stream. "Between Alipur Duar and Rampur Haat (four stations) I will earn Rs 700 and then return home on another train," says Das.
It isn't exactly an incursion, but selling their wares on a moving train is a revenue model which thrives on Chinese imports. So, we have vendors at New Jalpaiguri, trying to peddle a smartphone for Rs 1200 and a Tab for Rs 8000, all Chinese-made. I settle for a Teng Peng multi-point charger with colourful sockets in fluorescent orange, yellow, pink and blue for Rs 100 and plug it into the power point provided in the coach for mobile charging. Soon, I am the most popular person on the train, with people from adjoining coaches, the pantry staff and even strangers from sleeper class approaching me with requests to charge their gadgets, many of them bearing the inscription: MADE IN CHINA.
Destiny’s child: Beryl King, 24, from Dimapur, is one of those rare passengers who has family in both Kerala as well as Nagaland. She says the train is an ideal choice for people like her
Riding with the loco pilots
Doi, doi, mishti doi. At Durgapur, the first vendors of sweetened curd bring that unmistakable Bengali touch to the platform. With a 30-minute stop for refuelling and change of engine from diesel to electric, the halt is ideal to make acquaintance with the charioteers of our train, one thinks. So, between the industrial town best known for its steel plant and Asansol, we request loco pilot RB Ram and his assistant Rajiv Kumar to allow us a peek into their cabin and they oblige.
Outside the drivers' cabin, truck after truck of coal extracted from the Raniganj coalfields just outside Durgapur, drives past. The undulating landscape is a maze of giant factories, tin sheds, lorry drivers and electrical wires. Inside, with the assurance of a pro, Ram is shouting instructions to his junior on impending railway signals.
Manning their console, with meters to check air flow, braking pressure and speed, needs knowledge of both the mechanical and electrical aspects of locomotive engineering, says Ram, 53, a native of Mughalsarai in Uttar Pradesh, who has made Asansol his home for the 20 years he has been with the Railways. "As you can see, we can't use mobile phones or take loo breaks. Other than that, the job isn't tough, not after having driven goods trains for close to 15 years," he says with a smile. "He is a good teacher, so the long hours don't bother me," says Ram's assistant Rajiv Kumar, 26. "The most enjoyable part of the trip is when we get the engine from Asansol to Durgapur, before it is attached to the train. We are the most crucial personnel on the train. So, we should get adequate rest to keep fresh," says Kumar.
Vijayawada Mystery
On the morning of the third day, we approach Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada junction, one of the busiest stations in southern India, which handles more than 320 trains every day. Apart from vendors selling piping fresh dosai, idlis and vadais, the eye goes to the vendors' fluorescent orange T-shirts that proclaim 'Beware of thieves' in English, Telugu and Hindi. Curiosity piqued and an Idly-Vada picked, one asks them why they are sporting the intriguing message.
"It's on the instructions of cops," is as forthcoming as the answers get. Befuddled, I look for the closest person in wearing khaki, pot belly and stick and quiz him on the same. The cop summons me and we begin walking in the direction of the train's last cabin. With about 2 minutes left for the train to leave I am nervous, when he points me to a hoarding and says: "Good officer, saar!" Opposite me is a giant hoarding like a split-screen TV discussion, replete with badly translated moral science lessons such as 'Lane Mein Jayiye Choron Se Bachiye' (join the queue to avoid thieves), 'Sona Mat Pahaniye' and 'Buddha Aadmiyon Se Madad Karo' (help the elderly), courtesy Dr M. Kantha Rao, SP, Railway Police, along with photographs of the 'good' officer demonstrating what he is preaching and his phone number.
The provocation: a spate of chain snatchings around Vijayawada. During this investigation, the train's electric horn begins to blare and one rushes to catch the moving locomotive, only to end up breathless in the pantry section!
Being confined for hours together in a common space brings out even the most introverted characters out of their shell and spontaneous friendships formed on trains are sometimes known to last lifetimes. Shyamoshree, 34 a homemaker from Dimapur, Nagaland, for instance, is travelling with her five-year -old daughter Ashtha to Kottayam to visit family friends. They met Ratna Ghosh and her six year old daughter Sayantika, natives of Dibrugarh, a few hours back on the train and have become great friends since. The two girls play antakshri, Atlas, watch games on Shyamoshree's laptop and transform themselves into announcers on the train's non-existent public address system every time it slows down at a station.
Windows 2013: A window view of the general compartment. It is meant for close to 90 people, but actually had more than 200.
Out Patients Department
As one takes leave of Andhra Pradesh towards Tamil Nadu, one notices a group of travellers preparing to de-board at Katpadi Junction, near the Christian Medical College, Vellore (CMC). Swarup Dutta, a 32-year-old telecom engineer from Dibrugarh is taking his father Subir Kumar Dutta, 60, a former National Assurance Company executive, for treatment of his lower-back. "The extent of personal care for patients there is much better than Assam. So one doesn't mind the travel," says Dutta Junior. Arati Sarkar, 59, a housewife from Assam, who is travelling with her daughter and granddaughter to CMC Vellore to get a gum infection treated, agrees. "It's a shame that the North-east which is home to 40 million people, almost equal to the population of England, doesn't have decent medical facilities," says Sarkar.
Then there was Nun
At Chengannur the Vivek Express turns into a ghost train. Most of the migrant workers have alighted. The general, sleeper and air-conditioned coaches are deserted and one does a recce to find out if there are any travellers left. It is here, in the two-tier compartment that the smiling countenance and sparkling eyes of Sister Janet Baby catch your attention. Almost hidden on a side berth, the 37-year-old assistant teacher in Arunachal Pradesh's Miao Diocese is viewing the lush green landscape from the window, as she prepares to reach home to her village in Trivandrum district. "This has been my first trip on this train and it was special. The last time we came by plane spending a steep Rs 20,000, I could never mingle with other sisters and fathers. From eating together, to recounting stories, to moving around and meeting other sisters on the Vijayawada platform, it can only be possible here. That is the biggest charm of a train journey," she says.
Guard's Own Country
On the fourth morning, in the final stretch of our sojourn after Trivendrum Central, through cajolement and coercion, we persuade Senior Guard M Abubacker to let us travel with him in the brake-van. It turns out to be the best part of our 82-hour journey. We are cruising through the backwaters, with the landscape a lush expanse of green, with swaying palms, the smell of the ocean nearby and the company of a raconteur.
We count four tunnels and three trains pass us by, as Abubacker Sahib, 57, opens his trunk (that has among other sundry supplies such as flags, maps, torches and rulebooks, a detonator) and heart to us.
The guard's cabin is a hallowed space. Unlike engine drivers (two of them confined to a small space), he is the lord of all he surveys. "Saar, I am like one-man army. I don't need assistants," says Abubacker as he goes on to explain how a guard may need to put a detonator on the tracks in case of a derailment to protect the train. When he joined the Railways 34 years back, the native of Alleppey, known for its powder beaches and backwaters, Abubacker served as a forge-man. He cleared an exam to become a guard and now, after marrying off both his daughters to 'suitable' boys in the Gulf, he has no points left to prove. Abubacker's sense of pride comes from a sense of finality: " After close to 12 guards have changed hands over 4200 kilometres, in the last stretch, for the final 80-odd kilometres from Trivandrum to Kanyakumari, a guard from Quilon division is guiding the Vivek Express, the longest train journey in the country. Personally, it is a matter of great honour, Sir!" The pride is infectious. Suddenly, even my photographer colleague and I are gripped by a sense of having achieved something. Great signal, guard sahib!
Vivekanand Rocks
On the fifth morning, at Kanyakumari, the final station, a few stragglers alight from the train, apart from the train staff. Beyond that is the sea. Kanyakumari at the Cape Comerin, is the Land's End of the country and believed to have multi-coloured sands. The sleepy township is revered for its Kanya Kumari Shrine and the Vivekananda Memorial, named after the Bengali philosopher, which becomes an island at high tide. The legend goes, that standing in the waters of Kanyakumari if one had three legs, one could plant them each in the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea. It is a logical conclusion for a journey where all Indian rivers of faith, creed, culture and languages finally submerge. The track stops here.
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Dec 15 2015 (23:25)  डिब्रूगढ़ तक जाएगी अवध आसाम एक्सप्रेस (epaper.jagran.com)
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Dec 15 2015 (11:25PM)
Station Tag: Lucknow Junction NER/LJN added by Twesh Rajput/658575

Dec 15 2015 (11:25PM)
Station Tag: Secunderabad Junction/SC added by Twesh Rajput/658575

Dec 15 2015 (11:25PM)
Station Tag: Gorakhpur Junction/GKP added by Twesh Rajput/658575

Dec 15 2015 (11:25PM)
Station Tag: Dibrugarh Town/DBRT added by Twesh Rajput/658575

Dec 15 2015 (11:25PM)
Station Tag: Lucknow Charbagh NR/LKO added by Twesh Rajput/658575

Dec 15 2015 (11:25PM)
Train Tag: Gorakhpur-Secunderabad Express/12589 added by Twesh Rajput/658575

Dec 15 2015 (11:25PM)
Train Tag: Secunderabad - Gorakhpur Express/12590 added by Twesh Rajput/658575

Dec 15 2015 (11:25PM)
Train Tag: Avadh Assam Express/15910 added by Twesh Rajput/658575

Dec 15 2015 (11:25PM)
Train Tag: Avadh Assam Express/15909 added by Twesh Rajput/658575

Posted by: Twesh Rajput~  828 news posts
जासं, लखनऊ : लालगढ़ से न्यू तिनसुकिया तक चलने वाली अवध आसाम एक्सप्रेस चार अप्रैल से डिब्रूगढ़ तक जाएगी। पूवरेत्तर रेलवे के मुख्य जनसंपर्क अधिकारी संजय यादव ने बताया कि ट्रेन 15909 न्यू तिनसुकिया-लालगढ़ अवध आसाम एक्सप्रेस आठ अप्रैल से डिब्रूगढ़ से सुबह 9:20 बजे रवाना होकर लखनऊ आएगी। इसी तरह ट्रेन नंबर 15910 लालगढ़-न्यू तिनसुकिया अवध आसाम एक्सप्रेस चार अप्रैल से डिब्रूगढ़ तक जाएगी। यह ट्रेन न्यू तिनसुकिया से दोपहर 3:10 बजे चलकर शाम 4:25 बजे डिब्रूगढ़ पहुंचेगी। 1इसी तरह रेलवे कई ट्रेनों में अतिरिक्त बोगियां भी लगाएगा। ट्रेन 12589 गोरखपुर-सिकंदराबाद एक्सप्रेस में 16 दिसंबर को गोरखपुर से जबकि 12590 सिकंदराबाद-गोरखपुर एक्सप्रेस में 18 दिसंबर को सिकंदराबाद से स्लीपर क्लास की एक अतिरिक्त बोगी लगेगी।
Sep 18 2015 (14:09)  Railway loo that uses only 500 ml of water for flush (www.sify.com)
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Sep 18 2015 (2:10PM)
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Sep 18 2015 (2:10PM)
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The Development Cell of the Indian Railways has come up with a prototype 'Hybrid Vacuum Toilet' that consumes around 500 ml of water for a flush.
According to Indian Railways, the advanced loo is a first of-its-kind to have been developed and built by any railway system in the world.
The newly-launched system, deployed as a pilot in a coach of Dibrugarh Rajdhani, is way ahead performance-wise, as a conventional toilet or biotoilet uses 10–15 liters of water per flush.
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The 'prototype' loo consists of a custom-designed vacuum toilet adapted from a commercially available vacuum toilet present in aircraft, which evacuates its discharge into a biodigester tank. Modifications have been made in the standard flushing protocol of a vacuum toilet so as to create a water seal and additional post flush cycles.
As in a bio-toilet, the biodigester tank present in the prototype is fitted underneath the coach and contains anaerobic bacteria that converts human faecal matter into water and small amount of gases before discharging the same on the ground/track.
"Water is a very precious natural resource. Therefore, this innovation shall save water to the tune of at least 1/20th of the quantity that is used in the current design of biotoilets/conventional toilets," Indian Railways said in a statement.
Across the world, Railways had built vacuum toilets that have retention (very large) tanks fitted underneath the passenger coaches to hold all the human waste. During the journey, these tanks are evacuated at terminal stations, from where, there is rapid discharge of human waste of an entire train into their respective sewer systems.
This process, however, is nearly impossible in the domestic scenario, as Indian Railways' trains traverse the length and breadth of the country with journey times as long as 72 hours and generally over 50 passengers for every coach.
Further, they require installation of stationary facilities for evacuation of these holding tanks. The city municipal corporations at cities where these ground-handling facilities are to be created have to be taken into confidence to allow one-shot rapid discharge of human waste of an entire train into their sewer systems.

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Photo of red RPM WAP4 # 22820 as available on the same SIFY News Website is posted here for reference! Please Note: This photo is taken from www.sify.com website!

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WDP4 is King of Tracks^~   79618 blog posts   5092 correct pred (78% accurate)
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But photo is nowhere related to news item as News item is about vacuum toilet.

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Yes! I gave the photo for 2 reasons: First, it appeared in the same news item on the website. Second, it is a nice photo!
Jan 23 2015 (14:22)  Fully Cancelled Train lists for today 23rd January 2015 (irctcnews.in)
News Entry# 210084     
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Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Station Tag: Varanasi Junction/BSB added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Station Tag: Sultanpur Junction/SLN added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Station Tag: Unchahar Junction/UCR added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Station Tag: Haridwar Junction/HW added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Station Tag: Rohtak Junction/ROK added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Station Tag: Mathura Junction/MTJ added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Station Tag: Old Delhi Junction/DLI added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Station Tag: Agra Cantt./AGC added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Station Tag: Muzaffarpur Junction/MFP added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Station Tag: Jarangdih/JAN added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Station Tag: Delhi Anand Vihar Terminal/ANVT added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Station Tag: Manduadih/MUV added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Station Tag: New Delhi/NDLS added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Station Tag: Dibrugarh Town/DBRT added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Station Tag: Gwalior Junction/GWL added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Station Tag: Ambala Cantt. Junction/UMB added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Station Tag: Saharanpur Junction/SRE added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Train Tag: Allahabad Mughal Sarai Passenger/54106 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Train Tag: Prayag-Kanpur Passenger/54101 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Train Tag: Mughal Sarai- Faizabad Passenger/54109 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Train Tag: Faizabad - Mughal Sarai Passenger/54110 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Train Tag: Unchahar Raebareli Shuttle/54225 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Train Tag: Raibareli Unchahar Passenger/54226 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Train Tag: Jaunpur -Varanasi Passenger/54262 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Train Tag: Varanasi Sultanpur Passenger/54263 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Train Tag: Sultanpur Varanasi Passenger/54266 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Train Tag: Mughal Sarai - Varanasi Passenger/54267 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Train Tag: Varanasi - Dehradun Janta Express/14265 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Train Tag: NewDelhi-Agra InterCity Express/14212 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Train Tag: Agra Cantt-New Delhi Intercity Express/14211 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Train Tag: Haridwar Allahabad Express/14116 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Train Tag: Garhwal Express/14044 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Train Tag: Garhwal Express/14043 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Train Tag: Lichchavi Express/14006 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Train Tag: Lichchavi Express/14005 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Train Tag: South Bihar Express/13287 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Train Tag: Anand ViharT-Patna Rajendra Nagar JanSadharan Express/13258 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Train Tag: Patna Rajendra Nagar-AnandViharT JanSadharan Express/13257 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Train Tag: Patna Rajendra Nagar-AnandViharT JanSadharan Express/13257 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Train Tag: Jharkhand Swarna Jayanti Express (via Barkakana)/12874 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Train Tag: Hazrat Nizamuddin - Secunderabad Rajdhani Express/12438 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Train Tag: Dibrugarh Town - New Delhi Rajdhani Express/12435 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Train Tag: Kumbha SF Express/12370 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Train Tag: Gwalior - Barauni Mail/11124 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Train Tag: Barauni-Gwalior Mail/11123 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Train Tag: Ambala Cantt - Saharanpur MEMU Special/04922 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 23 2015 (2:22PM)
Train Tag: Saharanpur - Ambala Cantt MEMU Special/04921 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Posted by: irctcnewsin  469 news posts
04921 SRE-UMB MEMU SPECIAL
04922 UMB-SRE MEMU SPECIAL
11123 BARAUNI-GWL MAIL
11124 GWALIAR-BJU MAIL
12037 NDLS-LDH SHATABDI EXP
12370 HW
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HWH S F EXP
12379 JALIANWALAB EXP
12435 DBRT - NDLS RAJDHANI
12538 MUV MFP EXPRESS
12874 ANVT HTE EXPRESS
13257 JAN SADHARAN EXP
13258 JAN SADHARAN EXP
13287 SOUTH BIHAR EXPRESS
14005 LICHCHIVI EXPRESS
14006 LICHCHIVI EXPRESS
14043 GARHWAL EXPRESS
14044 GARHWAL EXPRESS
14116 HW ALD EXP
14211 AGC INTERCITY EXPRESS
14212 AGC INTERCITY EXPRESS
14265 BSB DDN EXP
14266 DDN BSB EXPRESS
14323 ROK INTERCITY EXP
14324 NDLS INTERCITY EXP
14521 DELHI-AMBALA EXPRESS
14522 AMBALA-DELHI EXPRESS
14525 UMB - SGNR INTERCITY EXP
14526 SGNR - UMB INTERCITY EXP
15107 CPR-MTJ-EXP
15108 MTJ-CPR-EXP
15203 BARAUNI LUCKNOW EXP
15204 LUCKNOW-BARAUNI EXP
15209 SHC-ASR JANSEWA EXP
15210 ASR-SHC JANSEWA EXP
15276 BJU-SHC EXPRESS
15483 SIKKIM MAHANANDA EXPRESS
15484 SIKKIM MAHANANDA EXPRESS
19614 ASR AII EXP
51832 AGC-JHS PASS
51882 AGC-GWL PASS
51972 MTJ-AWR PASS
54101 UCR-CNB-PASS
54105 MGS-ALD PASS
54106 ALD-MGS PASS
54109 MGS - FD PASS
54110 MGS - FD PASS
54225 UCR-RBL PASS
54226 RBL-UCR PASS
54262 JNU - BSB PASSENGER
54263 BSB-SLN PASS.
54266 SLN-BSB PASS.
54267 MGS-BSB PASS
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Jan 18 2015 (16:00)  Fully Cancelled Trains list 18th January 2015 (irctcnews.in)
News Entry# 209482     
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Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Station Tag: Barddhaman Junction/BWN added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Station Tag: Dankuni Junction/DKAE added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Station Tag: New Jalpaiguri Junction/NJP added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Station Tag: Delhi Sarai Rohilla/DEE added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Station Tag: Firozpur Cantt. Junction/FZR added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Station Tag: Dehradun/DDN added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Station Tag: Agra Cantt./AGC added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Station Tag: Allahabad Junction/ALD added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Station Tag: Bolpur Shantiniketan/BHP added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Station Tag: Dibrugarh Town/DBRT added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Station Tag: Ludhiana Junction/LDH added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Station Tag: New Delhi/NDLS added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Station Tag: Saharanpur Junction/SRE added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Station Tag: Ambala Cantt. Junction/UMB added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: Howrah-Barddhaman Chord/36833 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: Barddhaman Jn-Howrah Chord Local/36832 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: Howrah-Barddhaman Chord/36829 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: Sealdah-Bangaon Jn Local/33827 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: Howrah-Chandanpur Local/36033 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: Chandanpur-Howrah Local/36032 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: Howrah-Chandanpur Local/36031 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: Sealdah-Barui Para Local/32411 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: Sealdah-Dankuni Local/32237 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: Sealdah-Dankuni Local/32235 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: Sealdah-Dankuni Local/32233 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: Sealdah-Dankuni Local/32231 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: Amritsar - Ajmer Express (via Dhuri)/19614 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: Sikkim Mahananda Express/15483 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: Barauni-Saharsa Express/15276 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: Jan Sewa Express/15209 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: Firozpur Cantt - Delhi SaraiRohilla InterCity Express/14626 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: Shri Ganganagar-Ambala Cantt InterCity Express/14526 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: Delhi Jn - Ambala Cantt Intercity Express/14521 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: Rohtak-New Delhi Intercity Express/14324 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: New Delhi-Rohtak Intercity Express/14323 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: Dehradun - Varanasi Janta Express/14266 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: NewDelhi-Agra InterCity Express/14212 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: Agra Cantt-New Delhi Intercity Express/14211 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: Allahabad Haridwar Express/14115 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: Allahabad Haridwar Express/14115 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: Garhwal Express/14043 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: Lichchavi Express/14006 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: Garhwal Express/14043 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: Lichchavi Express/14005 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: Bolpur-Howrah Kavi Guru Express/13016 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: Howrah - Bolpur KaviGuru Express/13015 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: Howrah - Bolpur KaviGuru Express/13015 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: New Delhi - Dibrugarh Town Rajdhani Express/12436 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: Mahabodhi SF Express/12397 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: Kumbha SF Express/12370 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: Poorva Express (via Patna)/12304 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: New Delhi - Ludhiana Shatabdi Express/12037 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 18 2015 (4:00PM)
Train Tag: Ambala Cantt - Saharanpur MEMU Special/04922 added by irctcnewsin/879948

Posted by: irctcnewsin  469 news posts
04922 UMB-SRE MEMU SPECIAL
12037 NDLS-LDH SHATABDI EXP
12304 POORVA EXPRESS
12370 HW HWH S F EXP
12397 MAHABODHI EXP
12436 NDLS
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- DBRT RAJDHANI
13015 HWH-BHP KAVIGURU EXPRESS
13016 BHP-HWH KAVIGURU EXPRESS
13257 JAN SADHARAN EXP
13258 JAN SADHARAN EXP
14005 LICHCHIVI EXPRESS
14006 LICHCHIVI EXPRESS
14043 GARHWAL EXPRESS
14044 GARHWAL EXPRESS
14115 ALD HW EXP
14211 AGC INTERCITY EXPRESS
14212 AGC INTERCITY EXPRESS
14265 BSB DDN EXP
14266 DDN BSB EXPRESS
14323 ROK INTERCITY EXP
14324 NDLS INTERCITY EXP
14521 DELHI-AMBALA EXPRESS
14522 AMBALA-DELHI EXPRESS
14525 UMB - SGNR INTERCITY EXP
14526 SGNR - UMB INTERCITY EXP
14625 DEE-FZR INTERCITY EXPRESS
14626 FZR-DEE INTERCITY EXPRESS
15209 SHC-ASR JANSEWA EXP
15210 ASR-SHC JANSEWA EXP
15276 BJU-SHC EXPRESS
15483 SIKKIM MAHANANDA EXPRESS
15484 SIKKIM MAHANANDA EXPRESS
19614 ASR AII EXP
32231 SDAH-DKAE LOCAL
32233 SDAH-DKAE LOCAL
32235 SDAH-DKAE LOCAL
32237 SDAH-DKAE LOCAL
32411 SDAH-BRPA LOCAL
36031 HWH-CDAE LOCAL
36032 CDAE-HWH LOCAL
36033 HWH-CDAE LOCAL
36034 CDAE-HWH LOCAL
36035 HWH-CDAE LOCAL
36827 HWH - BWN(CHORD) LOCAL
36829 HWH-BWN CHORD LOCAL
36831 HWH - BWN (CHORD)LOCAL
36832 BWN-HWH(CHORD) LOCAL
36833 HWH - BWN (CHORD)LOCAL
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Jan 16 2015 (15:07)  16 January 2015 Fully Cancelled Trains list (irctcnews.in)
News Entry# 209246     
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Jan 16 2015 (3:08PM)
Station Tag: Gwalior Junction/GWL added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 16 2015 (3:08PM)
Station Tag: Agra Cantt./AGC added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 16 2015 (3:08PM)
Station Tag: Barauni Junction/BJU added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 16 2015 (3:08PM)
Station Tag: Chhapra Junction/CPR added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 16 2015 (3:08PM)
Station Tag: New Delhi/NDLS added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 16 2015 (3:08PM)
Station Tag: Rohtak Junction/ROK added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 16 2015 (3:08PM)
Station Tag: Agra Cantt./AGC added by irctcnewsin/879948

Jan 16 2015 (3:08PM)
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Dec 18 2013 (00:32)  One dead, 17 injured in bomb blast behind the old railway station in Dibrugarh (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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DIBRUGARH: Suspected militants detonated a bomb killing a teenage girl and injuring 17 people, including a woman, in upper Assam's tea town Dibrugarh on Tuesday.
The explosive, probably a crude bomb, went off at around 5pm behind the old railway station in the busy Amolapatty area below an electric pole, district superintendent of police Rana Bhuyan told PTI.
14-year-old Purnima Rojok, who had been injured in the blast, succumbed to her wounds at the Assam Medical College Hospital. Seventeen others injured, some of them critically, have also been admitted to the hospital.
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investigations pointed to a crude bomb and not a grenade as no splinters were found at the site of the blast and also there was no trace of an improvised explosive device (IED), Bhuyan said.
The explosion created a two-feet wide crater on the road, the sources said.
The identity of the insurgent outfit responsible for the blast was not immediately known, the SP said.
Both ULFA (Independent) and Maoist elements are known to be active in upper Assam.
Local people had reported to the police that two extremists had come on a motorcycle and hurled a grenade before fleeing.
Senior police officials went to the site, cordoned off the area, and tightened security arrangements in the town.
Earlier on December 15, a grenade was exploded by suspected anti-talk NDFB (Songbijit) at Molandubi Market in Kokrajhar district killing one person and injuring four others
Oct 18 2013 (00:06)  HEAVY BOOKING FOR SPECIAL TRAINS THIS FESTIVAL SEASON (www.yespunjab.com)
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Special trains which cater to the heavy rush during the festival season are jam packed.Starting from Chandigarh and ferrying passengers to Dibrugarh, Varanasi, and Indore, these trains have heavy bookings with the waiting lists extending to 500.The waiting list for the Chandigarh- Dibrugarh weekly special train, which started on October 13, has reached between 422 and 500 for the seven trips to be made from October 20 to December 1.The Tatkal rate for booking a seat in sleeper class has gone up to 900, while the normal ticket cost is 725.The cost of second AC is 2,828, while the Tatkal rate 3,240. A ticket for third AC costs 1,895, while the Tatkal price is 2,260.The train will cover 34 stations, including the source and final station. The Indore Chandigarh Indore weekly special train will make 14 trips to and fro.
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a waiting list of about 74 and above, the train will depart from Chandigarh on every Friday from October 18 to November 29 at 7.10pm to reach Indore at 5.35 pm next day.
"The tri-weekly Chandigarh Varanasi special train has been introduced owing to popularity of the route. Seeing the increasing number of travellers on the waiting lists, we have to introduce special trains to manage rush," Ambala division head AK Kathpaul said.
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The Chandigarh-Bandra train will be augmented by an additional AC 3-Tier coach from December 1. While the Chandigarh- Ajmer Garib Rath AC Express train have been augmented by an additional AC 3-Tier coach with immediate effect up to November10.
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