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SHM/Kolkata Shalimar (2 PFs)
শালিমার     शालिमार

Track: Double Electric-Line

Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 2
Number of Halting Trains: 0
Number of Originating Trains: 17
Number of Terminating Trains: 17
Shalimar Road , Shibpur ,Pin-711103 , Dist - Howrah
State: West Bengal
Elevation: 8 m above sea level
Zone: SER/South Eastern
Division: Kharagpur
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Feb 11 2017 (13:46)  शालीमार एवं जयपुर के मध्य 13 फेरों के लिए साप्ताहिक एसी स्पेशल ट्रेन की सुविधा (www.secr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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SECR/South East Central  -  IR Press Release  

News Entry# 293684   Blog Entry# 2160476     
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Feb 11 2017 (19:45)
Station Tag: Jaipur Junction/JP added by Prakash✳*^~/375223

Feb 11 2017 (19:45)
Station Tag: Kolkata Shalimar/SHM added by Prakash✳*^~/375223

Feb 11 2017 (19:44)
Train Tag: Jaipur - Shalimar AC Special Fare Special/08062 added by Prakash✳*^~/375223

Feb 11 2017 (19:44)
Train Tag: Shalimar - Jaipur AC Special Fare Special/08061 added by Prakash✳*^~/375223

Posted by: Jayashree ❖ Amita*^  35474 news posts
शालीमार एवं जयपुर के मध्य 13 फेरों के लिए साप्ताहिक एसी स्पेशल ट्रेन की सुविधा

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Nov 19 2016 (20:44)  रेलवे वेटिंग लिस्ट से मिलेगा छुटकारा, कई ट्रेनों में लगेंगे एक्स्ट्रा कोच (m.aajtak.in)
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Coach AugmentationsNER/North Eastern  -  

News Entry# 286090     
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Nov 19 2016 (9:31PM)
Station Tag: Lucknow Junction NER/LJN added by Naman/1604684

Nov 19 2016 (9:31PM)
Station Tag: Varanasi City/BCY added by Naman/1604684

Nov 19 2016 (9:31PM)
Station Tag: Kolkata Shalimar/SHM added by Naman/1604684

Nov 19 2016 (9:31PM)
Station Tag: Gorakhpur Junction/GKP added by Naman/1604684

Nov 19 2016 (9:31PM)
Train Tag: Gorakhpur - Shalimar Weekly Express/15022 added by Naman/1604684

Nov 19 2016 (9:31PM)
Train Tag: Shalimar - Gorakhpur Weekly Express/15021 added by Naman/1604684

Nov 19 2016 (9:31PM)
Train Tag: Krishak Express/15008 added by Naman/1604684

Nov 19 2016 (9:31PM)
Train Tag: Krishak Express/15007 added by Naman/1604684

Nov 19 2016 (9:31PM)
Train Tag: New Delhi - Manduadih SF Express/12582 added by Naman/1604684

Nov 19 2016 (9:31PM)
Train Tag: Manduadih - New Delhi SF Express/12581 added by Naman/1604684

Posted by: 12188 मुम्बई जबलपुर गरीबरथ एक्सप्रेस~  10 news posts
वेटिंग लिस्ट से परेशान यात्रियों को सुविधा देने के लिए रेल प्रशासन कई एक्सप्रेस गाड़ियों में एक्स्ट्रा कोच लगाने की तैयारी कर रहा है. इन एक्स्ट्रा कोचों के सिस्टम पर आते ही गाड़ी के प्रस्थान समय से काफी पहले ही प्रतीक्षा सूची कम होगी और रिजर्वेशन कंफर्म हो जाएगा.
पूर्वोत्तर रेलवे जनसंपर्क अधिकारी सी.पी. चौहान ने बताया कि 12581 मंडुवाडीह-नई दिल्ली एक्सप्रेस में 19 नवंबर को मंडुवाडीह से स्लीपर क्लास का एक कोच लगाया गया. उन्होंने बताया कि कई और ट्रेनों में आने वाले दिनों में स्लीपरों की संख्या बढ़ाई जाएगी.
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लगेंगे एक्स्ट्रा कोच
12582 नई दिल्ली-मंडुवाडीह एक्सप्रेस में 20 नवंबर को नई दिल्ली से स्लीपर का एक कोच.
15008 लखनऊ जंक्शन-वाराणसी सिटी कृषक एक्सप्रेस में 20 नवंबर को लखनऊ जंक्शन से स्लीपर क्लास का एक कोच.
15007 वाराणसी सिटी-लखनऊ जंक्शन कृषक एक्सप्रेस में 21 नवंबर को वाराणसी सिटी से स्लीपर का एक कोच.
15022 गोरखपुर-शालीमार एक्सप्रेस में 21 नवंबर को गोरखपुर से स्लीपर का एक कोच.
15021 शालीमार-गोरखपुर एक्सप्रेस में 22 नवंबर को शालीमार से स्लीपर का एक कोच.
Oct 25 2016 (02:47)  दिवाली तोहफा : भागलपुर से हावड़ा के लिए चलेंगी 2 नई ट्रेनें (m.livehindustan.com)
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New/Special TrainsER/Eastern  -  

News Entry# 283927     
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Posted by: chandanbhrt  1 news posts
भागलपुर के साथ साथ सम्पूर्ण अंग क्षेत्र के लोगों केलिए खुशखबरी है।
नवनिर्मित भागलपुर-मंदारहिल-रामपुरहाट रेल लाइन होकर भागलपुर से हावड़ा के लिए दो ट्रेनें मिल सकती हैं।
जोनल मुख्यालय ने बाकायदा इसके लिए रेलवे बोर्ड को प्रस्ताव भी दे दिया है, जिसकी स्वीकृति मिल गई है। सोमवार को भागलपुर दौरे पर आ रहे पूर्व रेलवे के जीएम घनश्याम सिंह इसकी फिजिबिलिटी का जायजा भी लेंगे।
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दो ट्रेनें भागलपुर से हावड़ा के लिए प्रस्तावित हैं, वह भाया हसडीहा, दुमका और रामपुरहाट होकर हावड़ा तक जाएगी।
दोनों एक्सप्रेस ट्रेनें होंगी।
इनमें से एक ट्रेन नई होगी जबकि एक ट्रेन हावड़ा-सुरी एक्सप्रेस (13053-13054) है जिसे भागलपुर तक विस्तारित करने का प्रस्ताव है।
जोनल मुख्यालय से इस प्रस्ताव को स्वीकृति मिलने के बाद मालदा रेल मंडल ने बाकायदा भागलपुर के रेल अधिकारियों को अधिकारिक रूप से इसकी सूचना भी दी है।
पढ़े : जरूर पढ़ें
बताया जा रहा है कि सोमवार को जीएम भागलपुर यार्ड में जोनल और डिविजनल अधिकारियों के साथ ट्रेन मेंटेनेंस के संसाधनों का जायजा लेकर तमाम विंदुओं पर विचार करेंगे। मसलन ट्रेन चलने पर प्राइमरी और सेकेंड्री मेंटेनेंस कहां कराया जा सकता है। कितने यात्री लाभान्वित होंगे और कितनी बोगियों की ट्रेन चलाई जा सकती है। तमाम विंदुओं पर चर्चा होने के बाद ट्रेन चलाने की तिथि निर्धारित की जाएगी।
ये क्षेत्र होंगे लाभान्वित
भागलपुर,
मंदारहिल/बांका,
हसडीहा,
दुमका,
रामपुरहाट
इलाके के लोग
ये होंगे प्रमुख फायदे
नए रेलखंड से चलने वाली नई ट्रेन कम समय में पहुंचेगी भागलपुर से हावड़ा
भागलपुर से हावड़ा की दूरी 470 किमी की जगह 440 किमी हो जाएगी
भागलपुर से रामपुरहाट की दूरी 207 की जगह 175 किमी रह जाएगी
स्टॉपेज कम होने के कारण कम समय में तय होगी दूरी
दुमका-हसडीहा-मंदारहिल रेलखंड के यात्रियों को एक्सप्रेस ट्रेन की सुविधा मिलेगी
दुमका, रामपुरहाट, हसडीहा, मंदारहिल आदि जगह के व्यवसायी दो बड़े बाजार से जुड़ जाएंगे
दूरी कम होने के कारण किराया भी काम होगा
तीन तीर्थस्थलों की राह होगी आसान
इस नए रेलखंड चलने वाली इन एक्सप्रेस ट्रेनों से चार महत्वपूर्ण तीर्थस्थल पर जाने वाले लोग भी लाभान्वित होंगे। भागलपुर-रामपुरहाट रेलखंड से जुड़े तीन प्रमुख तीर्थस्थल हैं।
तारपीठ,
बौंसी में मंदार तीर्थ /जैन मंदिर
और
दुमका के पास बासुकीनाथ
जैसे महत्वपूर्ण तीर्थस्थल हैं।
Jul 14 2016 (15:13)  'Janani Sewa' launched in South Eastern Railway (economictimes.indiatimes.com)
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New Facilities/TechnologySER/South Eastern  -  

News Entry# 273710     
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Jul 14 2016 (3:13PM)
Station Tag: Hatia/HTE added by ©Deepanjan®™~/739298

Jul 14 2016 (3:13PM)
Station Tag: Ranchi Junction/RNC added by ©Deepanjan®™~/739298

Jul 14 2016 (3:13PM)
Station Tag: Jharsuguda Junction/JSG added by ©Deepanjan®™~/739298

Jul 14 2016 (3:13PM)
Station Tag: Rourkela Junction/ROU added by ©Deepanjan®™~/739298

Jul 14 2016 (3:13PM)
Station Tag: Kolkata Shalimar/SHM added by ©Deepanjan®™~/739298

Jul 14 2016 (3:13PM)
Station Tag: Santragachi Junction/SRC added by ©Deepanjan®™~/739298

Posted by: Long leave^~  5 news posts
JAMSHEDPUR: South Eastern Railway (SER) has launched a 'Janani Sewa' service at major stations to benefit travelling children by providing them hot milk, hot water and baby food items.
The initiative was being implemented on the line of Union Minister for Railways, Suresh Prabhu's 2016-17 Railway Budget Commitment, an SER release said today.
The service is now available at Santragachi and Shalimar stations of Kharagpur Division; Tatanagar, Rourkela and Jharsuguda of Chakradharpur Division, and Ranchi and Hatia stations of Ranchi Division.
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service would soon be available at major stations of Adra Division, the release said.
'Janani Sewa' has been implemented all over India and people travelling in train can buy baby food from authorised station outlets for nominal charges.
Feb 17 2016 (11:07)  PERMANENT AUGMENTATION OF SER TRAINS FOR MORE ACCOMMODATION (www.ser.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Coach AugmentationsSER/South Eastern  -  IR Press Release  

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Feb 17 2016 (11:08AM)
Station Tag: Chennai Central/MAS added by ameyambre/16020

Feb 17 2016 (11:08AM)
Station Tag: Bhuj/BHUJ added by ameyambre/16020

Feb 17 2016 (11:08AM)
Station Tag: Kolkata Shalimar/SHM added by ameyambre/16020

Feb 17 2016 (11:08AM)
Station Tag: Ajmer Junction/AII added by ameyambre/16020

Feb 17 2016 (11:08AM)
Station Tag: Mangaluru Junction (Mangalore)/MAJN added by ameyambre/16020

Feb 17 2016 (11:08AM)
Station Tag: Anand Vihar Terminal/ANVT added by ameyambre/16020

Feb 17 2016 (11:08AM)
Station Tag: Santragachi Junction/SRC added by ameyambre/16020

Feb 17 2016 (11:08AM)
Station Tag: Sainagar Shirdi/SNSI added by ameyambre/16020

Feb 17 2016 (11:07AM)
Station Tag: Howrah Junction/HWH added by ameyambre/16020

Feb 17 2016 (11:07AM)
Train Tag: Shalimar-Chennai Central Weekly SF Express/22825 added by ameyambre/16020

Feb 17 2016 (11:07AM)
Train Tag: Kolkata Shalimar - Bhuj Weekly SF Express/22830 added by ameyambre/16020

Feb 17 2016 (11:07AM)
Train Tag: Santragachi-Ajmer Weekly Express/18009 added by ameyambre/16020

Feb 17 2016 (11:07AM)
Train Tag: Santragachi - Mangaluru Vivek Express/22851 added by ameyambre/16020

Feb 17 2016 (11:07AM)
Train Tag: Santragachi - Anand Vihar T. Weekly SF Express/22857 added by ameyambre/16020

Feb 17 2016 (11:07AM)
Train Tag: Howrah - Sainagar Shirdi SF Express/22894 added by ameyambre/16020

Posted by: ameyambre  1764 news posts
With a view to provide confirmed reservation to the waitlisted passengers and to clear huge rush of passengers, South Eastern Railway has decided to augment the following express trains by attaching extra AC 3 Tier Coaches o­n permanent measure:-
Train No & Name
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22894/22893
Howrah-Sai Nagar Shirdi –Howrah Express
One AC 3 tier
Howrah
Sai Nagar Shirdi
18.02.16
20.02.16
22857/22858
Santragachi-Anand Vihar-Santragachi Express
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Santragachi
Anand Vihar
22.02.16
23.02.16
22851/22852
Santragachi-Mangalore-Santragachi Vivek Express
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Santragachi
Mangalore
18.02.16
20.02.16
18009/18010
Santragachi-Ajmer-Santragachi Express
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Santragachi
Ajmer
19.02.16
21.02.16
22830/22829
Shalimar-Bhuj-Shalimar Express
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Shalimar
Bhuj
20.02.16
23.02.16
22825/22826
Shalimar-Chennai-Shalimar Central Express
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Shalimar
Chennai
22.02.16
25.02.16
Jan 13 2016 (18:35)  "SER TO RUN THREE PAIR OF SPECIAL TRAINS BETWEEN SHALIMAR-SECUNDERABAD-SHALIMAR" (www.ser.indianrailways.gov.in)
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New/Special TrainsSER/South Eastern  -  IR Press Release  

News Entry# 253905     
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Jan 13 2016 (6:35PM)
Station Tag: Secunderabad Junction/SC added by ameyambre/16020

Jan 13 2016 (6:35PM)
Station Tag: Kolkata Shalimar/SHM added by ameyambre/16020

Jan 13 2016 (6:35PM)
Train Tag: Shalimar - Secunderabad Tatkal Fare/00849 added by ameyambre/16020

Posted by: ameyambre  1764 news posts
In order to clear extra rush of passengers during o­ngoing winter, SER has decided to run 3 Pair of Weekly Special Trains between Shalimar-Secunderabad-Shalimar o­n different nominated days during the period from 17/01/2016 to 01/02/2016.
The Special Train 00849 leaving Shalimar every Sunday at 12:10 hours will reach Secunderabad at 15:00 hours, the next day. In the return direction, the Special Train 00850 will leave Secunderabad every Monday at 21:40 hours arriving Shalimar at 03:00 hours o­n Wednesday.
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The Special Train consisting of 18 coaches viz. AC 2 Tier-1, AC 3 Tier-1, Sleeper Class-6, General Second Class-8 and Luggage Van-2 will have stoppages at Santragachi, Kharagpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur Keonjhar Road, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Khurda Road, Brahmapur, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Duvvada, Samalkot, Rajahmundry, Eluru, Vijaywada, Khammam, Warangal and Kazipet between Shalimar and Secunderabad.
Nov 21 2015 (13:35)  New-look Shalimar to take load off Howrah (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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New Facilities/TechnologySER/South Eastern  -  

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Nov 21 2015 (1:35PM)
Station Tag: Howrah Junction/HWH added by 23 but still enjoy Cartoon Network/884604

Nov 21 2015 (1:35PM)
Station Tag: Kolkata Shalimar/SHM added by 23 but still enjoy Cartoon Network/884604

Posted by: xxx  117 news posts
KOLKATA: Shalimar, in Howrah, is being turned into a major railway terminal by South Eastern Railway (SER). Located much closer to the Vidyasagar Setu than either Howrah or Santragachhi stations, this will be an ideal place from where trains towards central, southern or western India can originate. Shalimar is also on the banks of the Hooghly and this will facilitate transportation from Kolkata in ferries.
"Most SER trains now originate and terminate at Howrah station. Though the new terminus of Howrah station is meant exclusively for SER trains, there is capacity restriction. We require a new terminus for our trains, particularly the new ones that have been announced in the last few years. At present, Shalimar has very poor road connectivity.
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Apart from other passenger amenities, a double-lane connectivity to the nearby Andul Road has been planned for quick dispersal of passengers. There will also be connectivity to the jetty," said Sanjoy Ghosh, CPRO, SER.
The new terminal will have a three-storied station building with facilities such as better roads, Road Over Bridges (ROBs), parking lots, bus stands, water treatment plant and an overhead reservoir. Most of the existing structures will be demolished to make way for the new ones.
"The project to develop Shalimar station was sanctioned in 2011-12. The original sanctioned cost was nearly Rs 204.85 crore and SER engaged IRCON to develop the station. IRCON developed a master plan and submitted a revised estimate of Rs 350 crore. The flyover connecting the station to Andul Road will be 1.5 km long. Three floors of the station will have covered area of over 4,500 sq m each. An ROB with bowstring design will replace a level crossing and there would be two subways connecting the platforms. There will also be a foot over-bridge connecting the platforms and a pedestrian subway to the jetty," an official said.
The area surrounding the station will be fenced off and a circle road, circulating area and parking lots will be developed. The bus terminus would accommodate 15 buses and there will also be parking facilities for 50 auto-rickshaws. The parking lot will also accommodate 245 two-wheelers, 15 VIP cars and 160 private cars. There will also be space for 125 taxis.
"The work will be undertaken in two phases. Under the first phase, the station building will be constructed along with a foot over bridge, the circulating area, an additional platform and a pedestrian sub-way connecting the platforms. Basic infrastructural work has already started," the official added.
Under the second phase, an island platform will be constructed and electrical work such as setting up of escalators, elevators and a sub-station would be completed.
Nov 06 2015 (09:25)  भागा से चलेगी शालीमार एक्सप्रेस (epaper.jagran.com)
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Commentary/Human InterestSER/South Eastern  -  

News Entry# 247037   Blog Entry# 1652848     
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Nov 06 2015 (9:26AM)
Station Tag: Jamadoba Halt/JBO added by 4πu¶am**/401739

Nov 06 2015 (9:26AM)
Station Tag: Bokaro Steel City/BKSC added by 4πu¶am**/401739

Nov 06 2015 (9:25AM)
Station Tag: Bhaga Junction/VAA added by 4πu¶am**/401739

Nov 06 2015 (9:25AM)
Station Tag: Bhojudih Junction/BJE added by 4πu¶am**/401739

Nov 06 2015 (9:25AM)
Station Tag: Kolkata Shalimar/SHM added by 4πu¶am**/401739

Nov 06 2015 (9:25AM)
Train Tag: Aranyak Express/12886 added by 4πu¶am**/401739

Nov 06 2015 (9:25AM)
Train Tag: Aranyak Express/12885 added by 4πu¶am**/401739

Posted by: 4πu¶am*^~  4358 news posts
जान्यूने, जामाडोबा : भोजूडीह रेलवे स्टेशन से हावड़ा तक चलनेवाली शालीमार एक्सप्रेस जल्द ही भागा रेलवे स्टेशन से चलेगी। उक्त जानकारी आद्रा के डीआरएम अंशुल गुप्ता ने गुरुवार को दी। उन्होंने कहा कि भागा सहित आठ रेलवे स्टेशन क्षेत्र के लोगों की सुविधा के लिए क्रासिंग पर ब्रिज बनाए जाएंगे। हावड़ा जानेवाली शालीमार एक्सप्रेस को भागा तक लाकर यात्रियों को सुविधा दी जाएगी। यह गाड़ी अभी भोजूडीह तक आती है। उसको विस्तार देने की योजना है। भागा में रेलवे की कमाई बढ़ाने के लिए शेड का नवीनीकरण किया जाएगा। वहीं बोकारो स्टेशन में लिफ्ट एक्सलेटर लगाने की तैयारी है। जामाडोबा हाल्ट में दो तरफ प्लेटफार्म बनाया जाएगा। सभी स्टेशनों में पानी के अलावा सफाई दुरुस्त कर सुंदर वातावरण बनाया जाएगा। पेड़-पौधे लगाकर स्टेशन क्षेत्र को हरा-भरा बनाया जाएगा। इस कार्य में आउटसोर्सिंग कंपनियों से सहयोग लिया जाएगा। 14 रेलवे स्टेशनों में पानी की मशीन लगायी जाएगी। कहा, आद्रा मंडल के अंतर्गत...
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65 किलोमीटर का रेलवे ट्रैक अग्नि प्रभावित है। बीसीसीएल से वार्ता कर स्थिति का जायजा लिया जा रहा है। उनके साथ रेलवे अधिकारी पीके सामल, एपी सिंह, एसपी चंद्रिकापुरे, केएन घोष, पीके बसु आदि थे।

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Thanks god
Sep 19 2015 (15:36)  More coaches for trains (www.hindu.com)
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Coach AugmentationsSR/Southern  -  

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Sep 19 2015 (3:36PM)
Station Tag: Kolkata Shalimar/SHM added by AK22660/436575

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Station Tag: Thiruvananthapuram Central (Trivandrum)/TVC added by AK22660/436575

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Train Tag: Ahilya Nagari Express/22646 added by AK22660/436575

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Train Tag: Ahilya Nagari Express/22645 added by AK22660/436575

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Train Tag: H.Nizamuddin - Trivandrum Swarna Jayanti Express/12644 added by AK22660/436575

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Train Tag: Trivandrum - H.Nizamuddin Swarna Jayanti Express/12643 added by AK22660/436575

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Train Tag: Trivandrum Central - Korba SF Express/22648 added by AK22660/436575

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Train Tag: Korba - Trivandram Central SF Express/22647 added by AK22660/436575

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Train Tag: Shalimar-Trivandrum Central SF Express/22642 added by AK22660/436575

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Train Tag: Trivandrum Central-Shalimar SF Express/22641 added by AK22660/436575

Posted by: imaravIndian^  110 news posts
The 22641/ 22642 Thiruvananthapuram Central- Shalimar- Thiruvananthapuram Central bi-weekly expresses have been temporarily augmented with one air-conditioned three-tier coach.
The additional coach will be added to the services departing from here on September 17 and 19 and from September 20 and 22 to the services departing from Shalimar.

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In the news they said only 22641/42 has given additional coaches... but as the train has got complex rsa with the other trains tagged i feel they too will be benefited
Sep 03 2015 (10:11)  Shalimar on Duronto track to overhaul (www.telegraphindia.com)
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Sep 03 2015 (10:11AM)
Station Tag: Kolkata Shalimar/SHM added by sayan111/16504

Posted by: sayan111  32 news posts
If Shalimar brings to your mind images of Rex Harrison mouthing Hindi dialogues, think again. Closer home, Shalimar, the station nestled near Shibpur in Howrah, has travelled a long way from being a goods yard to a full-fledged passenger facility and a Duronto halt besides being one of the locations for a Hollywood film recently.
Shalimar is all set to become one of the four nodal stations of South Eastern Railway that will serve passengers from Calcutta as well as Howrah.
The first express train to originate from Shalimar was in 2000. Earlier,
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there were a few diesel loco-hauled trains that were later converted into EMUs. But the most important train to originate from Shalimar now is the Patna Duronto that runs thrice a week.
The station has received a grant for upgrade but security at Shalimar, known for gang rivalry, will have to be tightened and passenger amenities scaled up before it can take some load off Howrah station.
"Law and order is a state issue, we always cooperate with the state police in maintaining security in railway areas," a South Eastern Railway spokesperson said. "To develop Shalimar station, the Railway Board has sanctioned development work with essential passenger amenities. South Eastern Railway has entrusted the station development work at Shalimar with Ircon, an engineering and construction company, at a cost of Rs 350 crore."
Indrani Banerjee, the area manager at Shalimar, said the station has received Rs 51 crore as part of this year's budgetary allocation. "Work is in progress. The third line is coming up and it is going to be an overhead electrified line and a third platform is also coming up," she said.
The upgrade will happen in two phases. In phase one, the project cost has been estimated at Rs 190 crore.
Station complex
The station has two platforms, one for long-distance trains such as the Patna-Shalimar Duronto Express and the other for suburban trains. The station building, parallel to the station, faces the Hooghly. The plan is to build it facing the tracks. The maintenance yard at Shalimar will also be upgraded. "Right now, our maintenance shed is underground at the Padmapukur Water Works. There are primary and secondary maintenance rakes at the shed. Once the station is upgraded, we will have maintenance lines overhead," Banerjee said.
"The station is not used by many people but the facilities are alright. The water is clean, so are the washrooms," said Subrata Singh from East Midnapore, who was travellingto Mecheda.
Link roads
While Santragachhi station is easily accessible, owing to its proximity to Kona Expressway, links to Kona Expressway will have to be developed from Shalimar too.
There are only a couple of WBSTC buses running from the station at present. Most of the other buses go up to College Road, a kilometre away. "There are plans to connect this station to Kona Expressway. Approach roads will be built as well as overbridges," Banerjee said.
South Eastern Railway will provide one-way double road connectivity to Andul Road for quick entry and dispersal of passengers. Shalimar station will also be connected to the jetty terminal for the convenience of passengers.
Signage
The station can be easily approached from the eastern bank of the Hooghly via the second Hooghly bridge. But the signage on the approach roads from the bridge is a little misleading. If one takes the extreme left exit from the bridge and heads towards Andul Road, an exit to the left with a signage of Shalimar station will be visible. This leads to a railway level crossing where a passenger might get delayed. The station lies just beyond the railway crossing. But instead of taking this route, if one took the exit that leads to College Road or the Indian Institute of Engineering, Science and Technology, one can easily avoid the level crossing. However, plans are afoot to build road overbridges over the level crossing for smooth passenger movement.
Freight hub
Primarily a goods yard, Shalimar station is the only place where freight is handled in eastern India. "We handle cement and iron and steel. Besides, there is a parcel shed. But now, we are trying to shift the cement-carrying rakes to Sankrail," said Banerjee.
An auto hub had been created by demolishing godowns so that rakes carrying vehicles could be unloaded but the plan never materialised. "The area can now be used for extending lines," the area manager said.
Work is on at Shalimar. "The engineering, signal and telecom and electrical departments are all at work," she said. The third overhead electrical line and route relay interlocking system are expected to be completed by 2015-16.

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