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News Entry# 327137     
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To facilitate passengers and to clear extra rush, Western Railway has decided to extend the trips of Bandra Terminus – Nizamuddin Tri-Weekly Superfast AC Rajdhani Special for further three months from 18th January, 2018 to 15th April, 2018. Earlier, it was scheduled to be operated till 17th January, 2018.

·09003/09004 Bandra(T)-Nizamuddin Tri-Weekly Superfast AC Rajdhani Special
No. 09003 Bandra (T) – Nizamuddin Tri-Weekly Superfast AC Rajdhani Special Train departs Bandra Terminus at 16.05 hrs o­n every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and reaches Nizamuddin at 06.00 hrs, the next day.
Similarly in return direction, Train no 09004 Nizamuddin – Bandra (T) Tri-Weekly Superfast AC Rajdhani Special Train departs from Nizamuddin at 16.15 hrs o­n Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and reaches Bandra (T) at 06.10 hrs, the next day. This train halts at Surat, Vadodara and Kota stations in both the directions. The train has AC I Tier, AC II Tier and AC III Tier Coaches.
The booking of services of extended trips of 09003 Bandra (T) – Nizamuddin Tri-Weekly Superfast AC Rajdhani Special Train will start from 17th January, 2018.
Jan 16 2018 (23:48)  WR CLARIFIES REGARDING VALIDITY OF Ist CLASS PASS IN AC LOCAL TRAIN (www.wr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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ML/Mumbai Local  -  IR Press Release  

News Entry# 327136     
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Western Railway has clarified that as per the demand from passengers, the proposal for allowing First class pass holders of non-AC locals for travelling in AC Local train by paying difference is mooted but has not yet received necessary approval from competent authority.
In view of some media reports that existing first class passes will be valid in air-conditioned trains by paying the difference to the ticket checker present o­n board in the AC train, it is clarified that no final decision has been taken in this regard yet. Though WR is open to suggestions from commuters and also have facilitated this, by providing a separate head 'AC local :
Suggestions' o­n its website. After due consideration with respect to all aspects a decision will be taken at appropriate level, whether a first class pass holder be allowed to travel in AC train o­n paying the difference. Till then, existing rules & fare structure will follow. Commuters are requested to adhere to the present arrangement to avoid any inconvenience. Wide publicity will also be given, through official mediums whenever any decision in this matter will be taken by the competent authority.
Jan 16 2018 (19:31)  NEW LINE COMMISSIONED AT PARALAKHEMUNDI RAILWAY STATION (www.eastcoastrail.indianrailways.gov.in)
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New Facilities/TechnologyECoR/East Coast  -  IR Press Release  

News Entry# 327114     
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Jan 16 2018 (19:32)
Station Tag: Paralakhemundi/PLH added by Electrification of BAY~/36147
To facilitate hassle free
traffic management in the Gunupur-Naupada section (90.20KMs), Railway has initiated several safety related modernisation work including Electronic Interlocking System at Parlakhemundi Railway Station. The Electronic Interlocking system commissioned with effect from 10th January, 2018.
As this Station was earlier having single line, there was facility for o­ne train o­nly system and was giving problems to Train management resulting in inconvenience to passengers. Now this Block Station, after safety related modernisation work, will facilitate movement of two trains and lesser waiting time for passengers.
04 pairs of Trains are plying in single line Railway section between Naupada & Gunupur. These are 18117/18118 Rourkela-Gunupur-Rourkela Rajyarani Express, 58417/58418 Puri-Gunupur-Puri Passenger, 58427/58428 Palasa-Gunupur-Palasa passenger and 58506/58505 Visakhapatnam-Gunupur-Visakhapatnam passenger. As the timings of Rourkela-Puri-Rourkela Rajyaran Express and Visakhapatnam-Gunupur-Visakhapatnam having a small gap, it was difficult to pass the train in single line section. o­n commissioning of the 2nd line at Paralakhemundi, both the trains will run as per their scheduled timings.
Parlakhemundi Station has now become two line Station with advanced Electronic Interlocking system. The station is controlling o­ne Level Crossing gate. Two Diesel Generators were also provided as stand by for local power supply. Integrated power supply installed to avoid blanking of Signals. The total cost of this project was Rs 2 Crores.
Further, Rs 65 lakhs invested for placing Permanent way Track material for modernizing the section. Rs 5 lakhs was invested for the civil works for renovation of station building and drainage management.
Notably, for the Gunupur–Naupada section, two pairs of passenger trains commenced service in 2011 & 2012. In 2017, Rajya Rani express connecting Gunupur to Bhubaneswar and Rourkela was introduced, which also provides connectivity to the main line trains for travel towards important stations o­n the Palasa–Howrah and Palasa-Chennai directions for faster travel.
BACKGROUND: In the erstwhile British regime East Coast Railway came into existence in 1893 with the construction of the Cuttack-Khurda Road-Puri line and its subsequent link up to Vijayawada by 1896. When East Coast Railway brought the rail line to Naupada in 1894, the Raja of Parlakhemundi proposed the construction of Parlakhemundi Light Railway line from Naupada to his capital Parlakhemundi which was o­nly 40 kilometres away. With the sanction of Government in 1898, the Narrow Gauge rail line work commenced. The cost at that time was Rs. 7 lakhs and the line was opened to traffic in 1900 A.D. Despite losses in this line initially, by 1910, it started making marginal profits and after 1924-25, the profits increased. Later due to no proper road connectivity, it was decided to extend the line from Parlakhemundi to Gunupur for running narrow gauge goods trains also. In two phases, the stretch between Parlakhemundi–Gunupur (50 kilometres) was completed in 1929-31. Gradually running of goods trains became financially unviable and later o­nly two pairs of passenger trains ran between Naupada–Gunupur with an average of running time of 5-hours.
Under the ‘Project Unigauge’, the Government sanctioned conversion of this line to Broad Gauge. The gauge conversion was done in 2011.
Jan 16 2018 (19:28)  ONE MORE PASSENGER TRAIN TO STOP AT BAGADIA (www.eastcoastrail.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Temporary StopsECoR/East Coast  -  IR Press Release  

News Entry# 327113     
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Jan 16 2018 (19:28)
Station Tag: Bagadia Ph/BGDI added by Electrification of BAY~/36147

Jan 16 2018 (19:28)
Train Tag: Paradeep - Cuttack Passenger/58406 added by Electrification of BAY~/36147

Jan 16 2018 (19:28)
Train Tag: Cuttack - Paradeep Passenger/58405 added by Electrification of BAY~/36147
East Coast Railway has decided to stop 58405/58406 Cuttack-Paradeep-Cuttack Passenger at Bagadia Passenger Halt between Badabandha & Paradeep Stations in Cuttack-Paradeep Railway Section with immediate effect o­n an experimental basis for a period of three months.
58405 Cuttack-Paradeep Passenger will arrive at Bagadia at 16:22hrs and will leave at 16:23hrs towards Paradeep. In the return direction, 58406 Paradeep-Cuttack Passenger will arrive at Bagadia at 10:50hrs and will leave at 10:51hrs towards Cuttack. The timings and stoppages for this train at other scheduled places will remain unchanged.
Now, all the three pairs of passenger
trains between Cuttack and Paradeep are being providing stoppages at Bagadia Passenger Halts.
Jan 16 2018 (19:23)  RAJDHANI EXPRESS TO LEAVE BHUBANESWAR LATE ON WEDNESDAY (www.eastcoastrail.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Other NewsECoR/East Coast  -  IR Press Release  

News Entry# 327112     
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Jan 16 2018 (19:23)
Station Tag: Bhubaneswar/BBS added by Electrification of BAY~/36147

Jan 16 2018 (19:23)
Train Tag: Bhubaneswar - New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Adra)/22811 added by Electrification of BAY~/36147
Train Number 22811 Bhubaneswar - New Delhi Rajdhani Express scheduled to leave Bhubaneswar o­n 17/01/2018 (Wednesday) at 11:40 hrs (11.40 a.m.) has been re-scheduled to leave at 16:30 hrs (4.30 p.m.) due to late running of incoming train in view of fog in Northern parts of India.
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