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MDU/Madurai Junction (6 PFs)
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Track: Double Electric-Line

Type of Station: Junction
Number of Platforms: 6
Number of Halting Trains: 77
Number of Originating Trains: 19
Number of Terminating Trains: 20
Jn. Pt. DG/BDNK/VPT/MNM, West Veli Street, M Ph No: 0452-2743799, 2741597, Madurai 625001
State: Tamil Nadu
Elevation: 139 m above sea level
Zone: SR/Southern
Division: Madurai
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Feb 23 2017 (23:26)  Summer Special Trains 2017 (www.sr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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News Entry# 294633     
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Feb 23 2017 (23:26)
Station Tag: Chennai Egmore/MS added by Faiz~/953850

Feb 23 2017 (23:26)
Station Tag: Visakhapatnam Junction/VSKP added by Faiz~/953850

Feb 23 2017 (23:26)
Station Tag: Hyderabad Deccan Nampally/HYB added by Faiz~/953850

Feb 23 2017 (23:26)
Station Tag: Kollam Junction (Quilon)/QLN added by Faiz~/953850

Feb 23 2017 (23:26)
Station Tag: Villupuram Junction/VM added by Faiz~/953850

Feb 23 2017 (23:26)
Station Tag: Tuticorin/TN added by Faiz~/953850

Feb 23 2017 (23:26)
Station Tag: Madurai Junction/MDU added by Faiz~/953850

Feb 23 2017 (23:26)
Station Tag: Chennai Egmore/MS added by Faiz~/953850

Feb 23 2017 (23:26)
Station Tag: Nagercoil Junction/NCJ added by Faiz~/953850

Feb 23 2017 (23:26)
Station Tag: Tirunelveli Junction/TEN added by Faiz~/953850

Feb 23 2017 (23:26)
Station Tag: Tenkasi Junction/TSI added by Faiz~/953850

Feb 23 2017 (23:26)
Station Tag: Sengottai/SCT added by Faiz~/953850

Posted by: Faiz~  22 news posts
The following special trains will be run to clear the extra rush of passengers during the ensuing summer season.
1. Special fare special trains between Chennai Central and Kollam (via. Ernakulam Jn. & Alapuzha)
Train No.06037 Chennai Central – Kollam Special fare special train will leave Chennai Central at 16.30 hrs. o­n 6th, 20th & 27th April 2017 (Thursdays) and reach Kollam at 05.35 hrs. the next day.
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No.06038 Kollam – Chennai Central Special Fare special train will leave Kollam at 12.55 hrs. o­n 7th, 14th, 21st& 28th April 2017 (Fridays) and reach Chennai Central at 04.55 hrs. the next day.
Composition: First AC– 1, AC 2-tier – 3, AC 3-tier – 3, Sleeper Class – 12, General Second Class - 2 & Luggage-cum-brake van – 2 coaches.
Stoppages: Katpadi, Salem, Erode, Coimbatore, Palakkad, Thrissur, Ernakulam Jn. and Alapuzha. Train No.06038 Kollam – Chennai Central Special fare special train will stop at Perambur also.
2. Suvidha special train from Nagercoil to Chennai Egmore
Special fare special train from Chennai Egmore to Nagercoil
(via. Tirunelveli, Madurai, Tiruchchirappalli, Mayiladuthurai, Villupuram)
Train No.82608 Nagercoil – Chennai Egmore Suvidha Special train will leave Nagercoil at 17.05 hrs. o­n 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th April 2017, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th May 2017, 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th June 2017 (Sundays) and reach Chennai Egmore at 07.20 hrs. the next day.
Train No.06040 Chennai Egmore – Nagercoil Special fare special train will leave Chennai Egmore at 11.10 hrs. o­n 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th April 2017 (Mondays) and reach Nagercoil at 04.15 hrs. the next day.
Composition: AC 2-tier – 1, AC 3-tier – 3, Sleeper Class – 13, General Second Class – 3 & Luggage-cum-brake van – 2 coaches.
Stoppages: Tirunelveli, Sattur, Virudunagar, Madurai, Dindigul, Tiruchchirappalli, Thanjavur, Kumbakonam, Mayiladuthurai, Chidambaram, Tiruppadiripuliyur, Villupuram, Chengalpattu and Tambaram.
Train No.82608 Nagercoil – Chennai Egmore Suvidha Special train will stop at Mambalam also.
3. Suvidha Special trains between Chennai Central and Ernakulam Jn.
Train No.82631 Chennai Central – Ernakulam Jn. Suvidha special train will leave Chennai Central at 22.30 hrs. o­n 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th April 2017, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th May 2017, 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th June 2017 (Fridays) and reach Ernakulam Jn. at 10.45 hrs. the next day.
Train No.82632 Ernakulam Jn. – Chennai Central Suvidha special train will leave Ernakulam Jn. at 19.00 hrs. o­n 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th April, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th May 2017, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th June 2017 and 2nd July 2017 (Sundays) and reach Chennai Central at 07.20 hrs. the next day.
Composition: AC 2-tier – 1, AC 3-tier – 2, Sleeper Class – 12 & Luggage-cum-brake van – 2 coaches.
Stoppages: Katpadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Erode, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Palakkad, Thrissur and Aluva.
Train No.82631 Chennai Central – Ernakulam Jn. Suvidha Special train will stop at Ernakulam Town also.
Train No.82632 Ernakulam Jn. – Chennai Central fare special train will stop at Perambur also.
4. Special fare special trains (Weekly) between Chennai Egmore and Tuticorin
Train No.06029 Chennai Egmore – Tuticorin Special fare special train will leave Chennai Egmore at 21.05 hrs. o­n 3rd,10th, 17th & 24th April 2017 (Mondays) and reach Tuticorin at 10.45 hrs. the next day.
Train No.06030 Tuticorin – Chennai Egmore Special Fare special train will leave Tuticorin at 17.35 hrs. o­n 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th April 2017 (Tuesdays) and reach Chennai Egmore at 05.45 hrs. the next day.
Composition: AC 2-tier – 1, AC 3-tier – 2, Sleeper Class – 12 & Luggage-cum-brake van – 2 coaches.
Stoppages: Tambaram, Chengalpattu, Villupuram, Vriddhachalam, Tiruchchirappalli, Dindigul, Kodaikkanal Road, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Sattur, Kovilpatti and Vanchi Maniyachchi.
Train No.06030 Tuticorin – Chennai Egmore Special fare special train will stop at Mambalam also.
5. Special fare special trains between Chennai Egmore and Sengottai
Train No.06003 Chennai Egmore – Sengottai Special fare special train will leave Chennai Egmore at 21.05 hrs. o­n 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th April 2017 (Wednesdays) and reach Sengottai at 10.15 hrs. the next day.
Train No.06004 Sengottai – Chennai Egmore Special fare special train will leave Sengottai at 14.20 hrs. o­n 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th April 2017 (Thursdays) and reach Chennai Egmore at 03.45 hrs. the next day.
Composition: AC 2-tier – 1, AC 3-tier – 2, Sleeper Class – 12 & Luggage-cum-brake van – 2 coaches.
Stoppages: Tambaram, Chengalpattu, Villupuram, Vriddhachalam, Tiruchchirappalli, Dindigul, Kodaikkanal Road, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Sivakasi, Srivilliputtur, Rajapalayam, Sankarankovil and Tenkasi.
Train No.06004 Sengottai – Chennai Egmore Special fare special train will stop at Mambalam also.
6. Suvidha special trains between Chennai Egmore and Tirunelveli
Train No.82601 Chennai Egmore – Tirunelveli Suvidha Special train will leave Chennai Egmore at 21.05 hrs. o­n 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th April 2017, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th May 2017, 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th June 2017 (Fridays) and reach Tirunelveli at 10.45 hrs. the next day.
Train No.82602 Tirunelveli – Chennai Egmore Suvidha Special train will leave Tirunelveli at 14.45 hrs. o­n 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th April 2017, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th May 2017, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th June 2017 and 2nd July 2017 (Sundays) and reach Chennai Egmore at 03.45 hrs. the next day.
Composition: AC 2-tier – 1, AC 3-tier – 2, Sleeper Class – 12 & Luggage-cum-brake van – 2 coaches.
Stoppages: Tambaram, Chengalpattu, Villupuram, Vriddhachalam, Tiruchchirappalli, Dindigul, Kodaikkanal Road, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Sattur and Kovilpatti. Train No.82602 Tirunelveli – Chennai Egmore Suvidha Special train will stop at Mambalam also.
7. Special fare special train from Kochuveli to Hyderabad
Train No.07116 Kochuveli – Hyderabad Special fare special train will leave Kochuveli at 20.15 hrs. o­n 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th April 2017 (Mondays) and reach Hyderabad at 03.30 hrs. o­n Wednesdays.
Composition: AC 2-tier – 1, AC 3-tier – 2, Sleeper Class – 10 & Luggage-cum-brake van – 2 coaches.
Stoppages: Kollam, Kayankulam, Chengannur, Tiruvalla, Kottayam, Ernakulam Town, Aluva, Thrissur, Ottapalam, Palakkad, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Erode, Salem, Jolarpettai, Vaniyambadi, Ambur, Katpadi, Chittoor, Tirupati, Renigunta, Gudur, Nellore, o­ngole, Tenali, Guntur, Piduguralla, Nalgonda and Secunderabad.
8. Special fare special train from Villupuram to Visakhapatnam (via Chennai Egmore)
Train No.08354 Villupuram – Visakhapatnam Special Fare special train will leave Villupuram at 20.30 hrs. o­n 2nd, 4th, 6th, 9th, 11th, 13th, 16th, 18th, 20th, 23rd, 25th, 27th & 30th April 2017 and reach Visakhapatnam at 15.15 hrs. the next day.
Composition: AC 2-tier -1, AC 3-tier – 1, Sleeper Class – 8, General Second Class – 6 & Luggage-cum-brake van –2 coaches.
Stoppages: Chengalpattu, Tambaram, Chennai Egmore, Sulurpetta, Gudur, Nellore, Kavali, o­ngole, Tenali, Vijayawada, Eluru, Rajahmundry, Samalkot, Tuni and Duvvada.
9. Special fare special train from Kochuveli to Hazrat Nizamuddin
Train No.04425 Kochuveli – Hazrat Nizamuddin special fare special train will leave Kochuveli at 23.00 hrs. o­n 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th April 2017 (Mondays) and reach Hazrat Nizamuddin at 03.00 hrs. o­n Thursdays.
Composition: AC First Class – 1, AC 2-tier – 5, AC 3-tier – 11 coaches.
Stoppages: Kollam, Kayankulam, Chengannur, Tiruvalla, Kottayam, Ernakulam Town, Aluva, Thrissur, Palakkad, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Erode, Salem, Jolarpettai, Katpadi, Renigunta, Nellore, o­ngole, Chirala, Vijayawada, Khammam, Warangal, Ramagundam, Balharshah, Nagpur, Bhopal, Jhansi, Gwalior, Agra Cantonment and Mathura.
10. Special fare special train between Tirunelveli and Gandhidham
Train No.09457 Tirunelveli – Gandhidham Special fare special train will leave Tirunelveli. at 07.45 hrs. o­n 13th, 20th & 27th April 2017 (Thursdays) and reach Gandhidham at 04.30 hrs. o­n Saturdays .
Composition: AC 2-tier – 1, AC 3-tier – 5, Sleeper Class – 6, General Second Class – 2 & Luggage-cum-brake van –2 coaches.
Stoppages: Valliyur, Nagercoil Town, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alapuzha, Ernakulam Jn., Thrissur, Shoranur Jn., Tirur, Kozhikkode, Kannur, Kasargod, Mangalore Jn., Udupi, Kumta, Karwar, Madgaon, Karmali, Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Chiplun, Roha, Panvel, Vasai Road, Vapi, Surat, Vadodara, Anand, Nadia, Ahmedabad, Viramgam, Dhrangadhra, Samahiali and Bhachau.
Advance reservations for the above trains will commence o­n 24.2.2017.
Jan 28 2017 (18:08)  தென்மாவட்டங்களுக்கு கூடுதல் ரெயில்களை இயக்க மதுரை–நாகர்கோவில் இடையே இருவழி பாதை அமைக்க நிதி ஒதுக்க வேண்டும் (www.dailythanthi.com)
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News Entry# 292488     
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Jan 28 2017 (18:08)
Station Tag: Madurai Junction/MDU added by emailconnect2hari/1069947

Jan 28 2017 (18:08)
Station Tag: Tiruchchirappalli Junction/TPJ added by emailconnect2hari/1069947

Jan 28 2017 (18:08)
Station Tag: Nagercoil Junction/NCJ added by emailconnect2hari/1069947

Jan 28 2017 (18:08)
Station Tag: Sengottai/SCT added by emailconnect2hari/1069947

Jan 28 2017 (18:08)
Station Tag: Nagore/NCR added by emailconnect2hari/1069947

Jan 28 2017 (18:08)
Station Tag: Virudunagar Junction/VPT added by emailconnect2hari/1069947

Posted by: emailconnect2hari  279 news posts
விருதுநகர்,
இணைப்பு
தமிழகத்திற்கு கடந்த 2 ஆண்டுகளாக ரெயில்வே பட்ஜெட்டில் புதிய ரெயில்கள் பற்றி எந்த அறிவிப்பும் வெளியிடப்படவில்லை. மேலும் தென் மாவட்டங்களில் உள்ள ரெயில்பாதை திட்டப்பணிகளுக்கும் போதுமான நிதி ஒதுக்கீடு செய்யப்படவில்லை. இந்த நிலையில் வரும் நிதியாண்டிற்கு என தனியாக ரெயில்வே பட்ஜெட் தாக்கல் செய்யப்படாமல் ரெயில்வே பட்ஜெட்டை பொதுபட்ஜெட்டுன் மத்திய அரசு இணைத்துவிட்டது. இதனால் ரெயில்வே திட்டங்களுக்கும் பொது பட்ஜெட்டில் தான் நிதி ஒதுக்கீடு செய்யப்பட வேண்டும். உ.பி. உள்பட 5 மாநிலங்களில் சட்டமன்ற தேர்தல் நடைபெற உள்ள நிலையில் அந்த மாநிலங்களை தவிர பிற மாநிலங்களுக்கான வளர்ச்சி திட்டங்களை வரும் பிப்ரவரி 1–ந்தேதி தாக்கல் செய்யப்பட உள்ள பொதுபட்ஜெட்டில் மத்திய நிதி மந்திரி அறிவிக்கலாம் என தேர்தல் கமி‌ஷன் அனுமதி அளித்துள்ளது. பொது பட்ஜெட்டை தாக்கல் செய்ய உச்சநீதிமன்றமும் தடை ஏதும் விதிக்கவில்லை.
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சென்னை–மதுரை இடையே இருவழி ரெயில்பாதை அமைக்கும் பணி நடைபெற்று வருகிறது. சில இடங்களில் நிலம் கையகப்படுத்துவதில் ஏற்பட்டுள்ள பிரச்சினை காரணமாக பணி தாமதமாக நடைபெற்று வருகிறது. தென் மாவட்டங்களுக்கு சென்னையில் இருந்து கூடுதலாக எக்ஸ்பிரஸ் ரெயில்கள் இயக்கப்பட வேண்டும் என்ற கோரிக்கை நீண்ட நாட்களாக இருந்து வருகிறது. இருவழிரெயில்பாதை அமைத்தால்தான் தென் மாவட்டங்களுக்கு கூடுதல் ரெயில்கள் இயக்க முடியும் என ரெயில்வே அமைச்சகம் தெரிவித்துள்ள நிலையில் மதுரை–நாகர்கோவில் இடையே இருவழி ரெயில்பாதை அமைக்க ரூ.3 ஆயிரம் கோடிக்கு மேல் ஆகும் என மதிப்பீடு தயாரிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது. ஆனால் இதற்கான நிதி ரெயில்வே துறைக்கு ஒதுக்கீடு செய்யப்படாததால் மதுரை–நாகர்கோவில் இடையேயான இருவழி ரெயில்பாதை திட்டப்பணி தொடங்கப்படவில்லை.
பாதிப்பு
தென்மாவட்டங்களுக்கு செல்லும் ரெயில்கள் மதுரை–விருதுநகர் இடையேதான் விரைவாக செல்ல முடியாமல் கூடுதல் நேரம் பயணிகள் காத்திருக்க வேண்டிய நிலை ஏற்பட்டு வருகிறது. மதுரை–விருதுநகர் இடையே முதல் கட்டமாக இருவழி ரெயில்பாதை முடிக்கப்பட்டால் தென் மாவட்டங்களுக்கு செல்லும் எக்ஸ்பிரஸ் ரெயில்கள் விரைவாக செல்ல வாய்ப்பு ஏற்படும்.
நிதி ஒதுக்கீடு
மேலும் மதுரையில் இருந்து காரியாபட்டி, அருப்புக்கோட்டை, விளாத்திக்குளம் வழியாக தூத்துக்குடிக்கான 140 கிலோமீட்டர் தூர அகல ரெயில்பாதை திட்டப்பணி தொடங்கப்பட்டு 5 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு மேல் ஆகியும் போதுமான நிதி ஒதுக்கீடு செய்யப்படாததால் இந்த திட்டப்பணி கிட்டத்தட்ட முடங்கிய நிலையில் உள்ளது. மதுரையில் இருந்து தூத்துக்குடிக்கான அகலரெயில்பாதை திட்டப்பணி முடிந்து விட்டால் துறைமுக நகரான தூத்துக்குடியில் இருந்து வடமாவட்டங்கள் மற்றும் வடமாநிலங்களுக்கு செல்லும் சரக்கு ரெயில்கள் அந்த வழியாக செல்லும் நிலை ஏற்படும். இதன் மூலம் மதுரையில் இருந்து விருதுநகர் வழியாக நெல்லை செல்லும் ரெயில்பாதையில் சரக்கு ரெயில் போக்குவரத்து குறைந்து அதிக பயணிகள் ரெயிலை இயக்க வாய்ப்பு ஏற்படும். இதனை மத்திய நிதி மந்திரி அருண்ஜெட்லி தாக்கல் செய்ய உள்ள பொதுபட்ஜெட்டில் தென்மாவட்டங்களுக்கான இந்த ரெயில் பாதைகளுக்கு தேவையான நிதி ஒதுக்கீடு செய்ய வேண்டும் என கோரப்பட்டுள்ளது.
புதிய ரெயில்கள்
மேலும் செங்கோட்டையில் இருந்து ராமேசுவரம் செல்வதற்கும், ராமேசுவரத்தில் இருந்து கோவை செல்வதற்கும் புதிய ரெயில்கள் இயக்கப்பட வேண்டும். ஏற்கனவே இயக்கப்பட்டு வந்த நாகூர்–கொல்லம் ரெயிலை மீண்டும் இயக்க வேண்டும். கன்னியாகுமரியில் இருந்து செல்லும் நிஜாமுதீன் எக்ஸ்பிரஸ் ரெயிலை வாரத்திற்கு 4 முறை இயக்க வேண்டும். திருச்சியில் இருந்து நெல்லை வரை
செல்லும் இண்டர்சிட்டி எக்ஸ்பிரஸ் ரெயிலை நாகர்கோவில் வரை நீட்டிக்க வேண்டும். ஏழை, எளிய மக்களுக்கு பயன்பெறும் வகையில் சென்னையில் இருந்து செங்கோட்டை வரை அந்தோதையா எக்ஸ்பிரஸ் ரெயில் இயக்க வேண்டும். இந்த புதிய ரெயில்கள் மற்றும் ரெயில் நீட்டிப்பு பற்றி அறிவிப்புகளை பொதுப்பட்ஜெட்டில் அறிவிக்க தென் மாவட்ட எம்.பி.க்கள் நடவடிக்கை எடுக்க வேண்டும் என வலியுறுத்தப்பட்டுள்ளது.
Jan 06 2017 (16:15)  Bulletin No.3 : Train Services Diverted due to Goods Train derailment at Wihirgaon station on Kazipet – Balharshah Section. (www.scr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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A Coal laden Goods Train proceeding towards Balharshah derailed at Wihirgaon station o­n Kazipet – Balharshah section, about
30 kms before Balharshah station o­n South Central Railway at around 01.00 hrs today i.e., 6th January, 2017.
Resultantly, Train services in the section have been diverted via alternate routes. The following Trains which are o­n run are diverted as follows:-
1) Train No. 12723
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Hyderabad – New Delhi Telangana Express which left Hyderabad o­n 5th January, 2017 was stopped at Rechni Road and taken back towards Secunderabad is diverted to run via., Secunderabad, Nizamabad, Mudkhed, Adilabad and Pimpalkutti.
2) Train No. 12721 Hyderabad – Hazrat Nizammuddin Dakshin Express which left Hyderabad o­n 5th January, 2017 was stopped at Kazipet and taken back towards Secunderabad is diverted to run via., Secunderabad, Nizamabad, Mudkhed, Nanded, Purna and Akola.
3) Train No. 15016 Yesvantpur - Gorakhpur Express which left Yesvantpur o­n 5th January, 2017 was stopped at Pendiyala and taken back towards Secunderabad is diverted to run via., Secunderabad, Nizamabad, Mudkhed, Adilabad and Pimpalkutti.
4) Train No. 17005 Hyderabad - Raxaul Express which left Hyderabad o­n 5th January, 2017 was stopped at Manchiryal and taken back towards Secunderabad is diverted to run via., Secunderabad, Nizamabad, Mudkhed, Adilabad and Pimpalkutti.
5) Train No. 12615 Chennai – Delhi Sarai Rohilla Grand Trunk Express which left Chennai o­n 5th January, 2017 was stopped at Peddampet and is diverted to run via., Secunderabad, Nizamabad, Mudkhed, Nanded, Purna and Akola.
6) Train No. 15119 Rameshwaram – Manduadih Express which left Rameshwaram o­n 4th January, 2017 was stopped at Mandamari and is diverted to run via., Secunderabad, Nizamabad, Mudkhed, Adilabad and Pimpalkutti.
7) Train No. 12512 Trivandrum Central- Gorakhpur Rapti Sagar Express which left Trivandrum Central o­n 4th January, 2017 is diverted to run via., Secunderabad, Nizamabad, Mudkhed, Adilabad and Pimpalkutti.
8) Train No. 18501Visakhapatnam – Gandhidham Express which left Visakhapatnam o­n 5th January, 2017 is diverted to run via., Secunderabad, Nizamabad, Mudkhed, Nanded, Purna and Akola.
9) Train No. 12975Mysore – Jaipur Express which left Mysore o­n
5th January, 2017 is diverted to run via., Nizamabad, Mudkhed, Adilabad and Pimpalkutti.
10) Train No. 12687 Madurai - Dehradun Express which left Madurai o­n
4th January, 2017 is diverted to run via., Secunderabad, Nizamabad, Mudkhed, Adilabad and Pimpalkutti.
11) Train No. 12641 Kanyakumari – Hazrat Nizamuddin Express which left Kanyakumari o­n 4th January, 2017 is diverted to run via., Secunderabad, Nizamabad, Mudkhed, Nanded, Purna and Akola.
12) Train No. 12295 Bangalore – Patliputra Sangamitra Express which left Bangalore o­n 5th January, 2017 is diverted to run via., Secunderabad, Nizamabad, Mudkhed, Nanded, Purna and Akola.
(M. Umashankar Kumar)
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Dec 06 2016 (07:50)  Madurai remains largely calm (www.thehindu.com)
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Madurai remained largely calm on Monday evening but normal life was affected for those who were travelling as most of the bus services were abruptly withdrawn. Only two stray incidents of stone pelting on buses were reported in Narimedu and Anna Nagar police station limits.
As soon as the news of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s deteriorating health started trickling, many of the shops in the city began downing the shutters. Panic button pressed by a few television channels late in the evening only mounted more tension among the common man and traders.
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minutes, most of the shops and commercial establishments, including eateries, cinema theatres and the ubiquitous tea-stalls were hurriedly closed down. Even the fruit market on the Vakkil New Street was deserted.
A few vehicles that were hurriedly rushing towards the destination in the evening dwindled to a fewer within few minutes as darkness set in.
Good number of police personnel were deployed in front of the Apollo Hospital at K.K. Nagar as a precautionary measure. Even the women staff were leaving earlier than their scheduled working time.
“Since there was news of bus services being withdrawn, we allowed the women staff to leave early,” a hospital employee said.
More passengers started rushing towards the Madurai railway junction with the hope of continuing their journey without any break. The queues at the booking counters were unusually longer.
“I had reserved a seat in an omni bus back to Chennai. But, I did not get any response to anxious phone calls made to the enquiry of the omni bus operator. Hence, I am now standing in the queue to get an unreserved ticket to somehow reach Chennai,” said T. Kanagaraj (23).
The IT professional had come to Rajapalayam on Saturday to attend his friend’s marriage.
Inside the station, the platforms were already crowded by 7 p.m. while the Pandian Superfast Express was scheduled to leave only at 8.40 p.m. The queue system for passengers to get into the unreserved tickets formed with their luggage was longer on Platform one.
Similarly, there was huge demand for the packed food sold on the platforms.
They were selling like hot cakes as panic-stricken people started buying multiple packets of food and water bottles fearing non-availability en route.
Meanwhile, the city police posted over 1,100 police officials and men at all arterial roads and important junctions, and crowded places.
Nov 06 2016 (18:12)  Madras High Court Pulls Up Railways For Reducing General Coaches In Pandian Express (m.ndtv.com)
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Madurai: Pulling up the Railway for scaling down unreserved coaches, including one for women, in a popular express train bound for Chennai while introducing LHB coaches, Madras High Court Bench in Madurai on Wednesday directed authorities to file a report on November 7 on the matter.
The court, hearing a PIL by an advocate, directed Railways to submit its view on attaching more general coaches in the Madurai-Chennai Pandian Express train.Noting that ordinary passengers who cannot afford heavy bus fare were travelling in general compartments in trains and the railway service was meant for poor people, the court sought to know what they would do if the general compartments were removed under the pretext of introducing new coaches.
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petitioner submitted that the train used to have 24 coaches. But from August 15 last, when the new modern LHB coaches, designed on German technology, were introduced, only 22 coaches were attached.
A women's coach and a general coach had been removed, which has affected the passengers travelling by general compartments, he said adding non-provision of women's coach was against railway rules.
Counsel who appeared for the Railway submitted that the LHB coaches were longer than the conventional coaches and only 22 coaches could be attached in proportion to the length of the platform.
If more coaches should be attached, the platform length should be extended, he said.
The court directed the railways to submit a report on the plea for attaching the two coaches.
Aug 23 2016 (06:57)  Madurai junction gets water vending machines (www.thehindu.com)
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Five water vending machines (WVMs) were inaugurated at Madurai railway junction from where rail passengers can buy water treated under reverse-osmosis process at an affordable cost.
The WVMs, put up by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), could be operated with coins. Besides, they would also be manned.
After inaugurating the new facility, Divisional Railway Manager Sunil Kumar Garg said each of the machine cost Rs. 14 lakh. It would also serve cold water. “Passengers can buy water in their own containers at a cost of Re 1 for 300 ml. The
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cost for five litres is Rs. 20. However, the passengers will have to pay a reasonably cost for buying containers,” Mr. Garg said.
A glass of 300 ml was Rs. 2 and bottle of five litres was Rs. 25, he added. The project was aimed at providing hygienic water for the passengers. Madurai would have a total of six WVMs, he said.
Four similar machines have already been installed in Tirunelveli railway junction. The IRCTC has proposed to put up these machines at Virudhunagar, Ramanathapuram, Rameswaram, Kovilpatti, Dindigul, Rajapalayam, Tenkasi, Paramakudi and Karaikudi.
The machines had capacity of produce 200 litres of purified water in one hour. The quality would be closely monitored, said ITCTC Deputy General Manager V. Ganapathy.
Executive lounge
Mr. Ganapathy said the IRCTC had proposed to set up an executive lounge and food plaza at the railway junction soon.
The executive lounge would be an air-conditioned hall where the passengers could be provided with facilities such as computer, internet and copier machines. “The passengers will have to pay a fixed tariff of around Rs. 300 for two or three hours and they would be provided with a meal,” he said. “The idea is that the passengers need not go out of the station premises for such services,” Mr. Ganapathy said.
Divisional Commercial Manager (Coordination) Guganesan said the executive lounge had been proposed near the foot overbridge.
Madurai Station Manager N.D. Prem Kumar was present.
Aug 23 2016 (06:45)  Madurai railway junction gets water vending machines (www.thehindu.com)
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IRCTC proposes to set up an executive lounge and food plaza soon
Five water vending machines (WVMs) were inaugurated at Madurai railway junction from where rail passengers can buy water treated under reverse-osmosis process at an affordable cost.
The WVMs, put up by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), could be operated with coins. Besides, they would also be manned.
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new facility, Divisional Railway Manager Sunil Kumar Garg said each of the machine cost Rs. 14 lakh.
It would also serve cold water.
“Passengers can buy water in their own containers at a cost of Re 1 for 300 ml. The cost for five litres is Rs. 20. However, the passengers will have to pay a reasonably cost for buying containers,” Mr. Garg said.
A glass of 300 ml was Rs. 2 and bottle of five litres was Rs. 25, he added.
Hygienic water The project was aimed at providing hygienic water for the passengers. Madurai would have a total of six WVMs, he said.
Four similar machines have already been installed in Tirunelveli railway junction.
The IRCTC has proposed to put up these machines at Virudhunagar, Ramanathapuram, Rameswaram, Kovilpatti, Dindigul, Rajapalayam, Tenkasi, Paramakudi and Karaikudi.
The machines came with a capacity of producing 200 litres of purified water in one hour.
The quality of water would be closely monitored, said Deputy General Manager of IRCTC V. Ganapathy.
Executive lounge Mr. Ganapathy said the IRCTC had proposed to set up an executive lounge and food plaza at the railway junction soon.
The executive lounge would be an air-conditioned hall where the passengers could be provided with facilities such as computer, internet and copier machines.
“The passengers will have to pay a fixed tariff of around Rs. 300 for two or three hours and they would be provided with a meal,” he also said.
“The idea is that the passengers need not go out of the station premises for such services,” Mr. Ganapathy said.
Divisional Commercial Manager (Coordination) Guganesan said the executive lounge had been proposed near the foot overbridge.
Madurai Station Manager N.D. Prem Kumar was present.
Aug 21 2016 (17:34)  Mixed response to Pandian Express with brand new LHB rake (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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Madurai: The Madurai - Chennai Egmore Pandian Express left Madurai junction on Monday night fully decorated with brand new Linke Hofmann Busch rake with a mixed response from passengers. While passengers from reserved coaches were quite thrilled about the looks and comfort of the new rake, passengers from unreserved coaches were agitated since the new rake had only two unreserved coaches in place of the four unreserved coaches including a ladies compartment in conventional rake.
There was a lot of commotion among the passengers in those coaches. A Guruvammal, 35, from Madurai was travelling to Chennai and she could not plan her journey in reserved compartment since it was a sudden trip, she said. "There is not even a ladies compartment and
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I am squeezed amidst a huge crowd. How could women travel like this for such a long distance," she rued.
T Rajagopal from Chennai had to make an unplanned trip for his work. "I never thought that the train will be so much crowded," he said.
On the other hand, there was euphoria at platform number 1 since many passengers from reserved coaches were stunned by the beauty of LHB rake and began to take quick selfies with the train in the background on its maiden journey. "It appears so executive style. Even sleeper coaches are spacious and comfortable like air-conditioned ones," quipped Ravi from a sleeper coach.
Divisional railway manager Sunil Kumar Garg inspected the coaches before he flagged off the train. "Unreserved coaches carry a huge number of passengers," he remarked and added that he will submit a report to railways in this regard.
According to division officials, the coaches have a capacity to accommodate about 72 passengers in each AC-3 coach as against 64 passengers in other AC-3 conventional coaches. Similarly, the number of berths is more in LHB AC-2 and AC-1 coaches.
The newly-introduced Pandian express will have extra 44 berths in 2-A, 32 berths 3-A and 8 berths in each sleeper class coaches. In AC coaches, LHB ones are fitted with microprocessor-controlled high-capacity air conditioning system, which gives passengers better comforts during summer and winter seasons, officials said.

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Don't think so. When railways made 13 coach train to 21 coach rake train in one budget announcement why is it not possible to make 24-26 within a year?
I am not proposing anything new. This was made announcement in budget. Railways would have done feasibility before announcing it in budget.

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length of sidings+length of platforms is an issue.
Had the platforms/yard lines already been long enough to handle 30 coaches then increasing to 26 coach wouldn't be an issue, in that case only the production capacity of coaches would be a limiting factor, this isn't the case sadly and in many cases trains barely fit on Pf when 24 coach long.
there are certain PF's though which have heard have been extended, so the process may not take very long, but instantly it won't happen.
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is a much needed upgrade though, hope it takes place soon.

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Even on important stations like LKO, out of 7 only 4 platforms are capable to accommodate a 24 coach ICF or 22 coach LHB and here are talking about 26 coach Rake. It will definitely need major infrastructural overhaul.

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this is true for many major stations.
Increasing length of PF isn't just a simple matter of extending PF length, lot of work goes in making new turn outs, relaying the cables (interlocking) connected to signals on turn outs, changing position of signals itself etc. the whole process can be time consuming, especially if done in major cities with busy schedules.
Aug 18 2016 (09:14)  Trains to run faster after track doubling (www.thehindu.com)
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Madurai Division of Southern Railway has sought adjustment of timings of trains post completion of track doubling between Dindigul and Villupuram, according to Divisional Railway Manager Sunil Kumar Garg.
Speaking to reporters here on Wednesday, Mr. Garg said the running time of trains between Madurai and Chennai would be reduced by 45 minutes to over one hour on completion of the project that was expected by the fiscal end.
Stating that double line between Chennai Egmore and Madurai would help running of additional trains, he said the trains could be speeded up.
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said both Madurai and Tiruchi divisions had appealed to the zonal headquarters for reducing the buffer period permitted in the present system of operation of trains in single line.
“We do not want the trains to arrive early to their destinations and then wait outside the stations due to the buffer timing,” he said.
Senior Divisional Operations Manager R. Senthil Kumar said the adjustment would be in either allowing early arrival of trains at both ends or late departure from the stations, he said.
Mr. Garg said operation of a shadow train for Pandian Superfast Express could be possible after completion of track doubling.
“However, new train services will have to terminate at Tambaram that is being readied as the next terminal,” he said.
Janani Sewa
Madurai Railway Division had made available Janani Sewa, children’s menu at the catering units, Mr. Sunil Kumar Garg said.
He said hot water, hot milk, milk bottles and baby food supplements would be available at the units for the benefit of the babies travelling on trains.
Similarly, e-catering facility of Indian Railway Catering and Toursim Corporation commenced at Madurai railway station.
“Train passengers could choose from a variety of food items available on the menu of IRCTC website www.ecatering.irctc.co.in,” he said.
People could place orders over the website or by calling over toll-free number1800-1034-139 or send SMS to 139. Passengers need to provide their PNR number at the time of booking and the food would be delivered to the passengers on the train arriving at the railway station, he said.
Online booking of retiring rooms would be introduced at Tirunelveli, Tenkasi and Virudhunagar soon, he added.
Eight pairs
Eight pairs of passengers trains had been augmented with an additional second class coach each.
From October 1, Train No. 16713/16714 Chennai Egmore-Rameswaram-Chennai Egmore Express would be converted into superfast express and its journey time would be cut down by 30 minutes, he added.
Additional Divisional Railway Manager P.V. Murali Krishna, Divisional Commercial Manager (Coordination) Guganesan, Senior Divisional Mechanical Manager Jay Prakash were also present
Aug 15 2016 (23:44)  Rail fans celebrate 39th anniversary of Vaigai Express launch (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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Aug 15 2016 (11:44PM)
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MADURAI: A team of rail fans on Monday celebrated the 39th anniversary of the launch of Nos 12635/12636 Madurai - Chennai Egmore - Madurai Vaigai Superfast Express trains.
The Vaigai Express was launched on August 15, 1977.
"Among the trains, Vaigai Express is our favourite because it was one of the fastest modes of travel between Chennai and Madurai before road transport evolved," said M Arun Pandian, a software professional from Bangalore and ardent rail fan.
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and others arrived here on Sunday night. On Monday morning, the team decorated the locomotive of Madurai - Chennai Vaigai Superfast Express before the train departed around 7am. They honoured the loco staff with garlands and presented mementos to them.
Followed by the function, the team travelled in the same train up to Viluppuram where they got down. From Viluppuram, they will travel back to Madurai on the Chennai Egmore - Madurai Vaigai Express.
There will be a cake cutting ceremony when the train reaches Madurai Junction after 9pm.
During the cake cutting ceremony, the rail fans are also planning to honour retired running staff of Vaigai Express as a token of gratitude. "We keep demanding so many trains and amenities from railways every time. Why don't we celebrate what we have at hand," Arun asked.
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