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Jul 17 2017 (18:27)  WEEKLY AC SUPERFAST SPECIAL TRAIN BETWEEN HAZRAT NIZAMUDDIN & PUNE via VASAI ROAD EXTENDED UPTO 24TH AUGUST, 2017. (www.wr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Posted by: Jayashree ❖ Amita  36979 news posts
17-07-2017
For the convenience of passengers, Ministry of Railways has extended the trips of 04418 / 04417 Hazrat Nizamuddin – Pune via Vasai Road Weekly AC Superfast Special train, upto 24th August, 2017.
·04418/04417 H. Nizamuddin- Pune Weekly AC Superfast Special Train
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Vasai Road (12 services)
Train No. 04418 Hazrat Nizamuddin – Pune Weekly AC Superfast Special train (via Vasai Road)will depart from H. Nizamuddin at 21:35 hrs o­n Tuesday and will reach Vasai Road at 17.15 hrs, the next day and will reach Pune at 21.25 hrs o­n Wednesday. The extended trips will run from 18th July, 2017 to 22nd August, 2017.
Similarly, Train No. 04417 Pune – Hazrat Nizamuddin Weekly AC Superfast Special train (via Vasai Road) will depart from Pune at 05.15 hrs o­n Thursday and will reach Vasai Road at 09.00 hrs, o­n same day and will reach H.Nizamuddin at 05.35 hrs, the next day. The extended trips will run from 20th July, 2017 to 24th August, 2017.
The train will halt at Kota, Ratlam, Vadodara, Surat, Vapi, Vasai Road, Kalyan and Lonavala stations in both the directions. The train has AC First Class, AC II Tier, AC III Tier & Pantry car coaches.
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रेलमंत्री द्वारा जबलपुर स्टेषन पर एस्केलेटर का उद्घाटन एवं कोच गाइडेस प्रणाली का लोकार्पण सम्पन्न
  
Jul 17 2017 (18:17)  CONVERSION OF MYSURU - KSR BENGALURU - MYSURU PASSENGER INTO EXPRESS (www.swr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Railway has decided to convert Train No. 56234/56233, Mysuru - KSR Bengaluru - Mysuru Passenger into Express duly extending Train No. 16227/16228, KSR Bengaluru - Talaguppa - KSR Bengaluru Express upto Mysuru. The conversion of passenger into Express train along with extension of Express will be with effect from 28thJuly, 2017 from Mysuru end. Train No. 16228 Talaguppa - KSR Bengaluru Express leaving Talaguppa o­n 27th July, 2017 will run upto Mysuru via KSR Bengaluru.

Accordingly Train No. 16227, Mysuru - Talaguppa Express departs Mysuru at 19:45 hrs. and
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reaches KSR Bengaluru at 22:38 hrs. Enroute, the train arrives/ departs Naganahalli at 19:53/19:54 hrs., Palahalli Halt at 19:57/19:58 hrs., Shrirangapatna at 20:02/20:03 hrs., Pandavapura at 20:07/20:08 hrs., Chandagirikopal at 20:11/20:12 hrs., Byadarahalli at 20:16/20:17 hrs., Yeliyuru at 20:24/20:25 hrs., Mandya at 20:34/20:35 hrs., Hanakere at 20:44/20:45 hrs. Maddur at 20:54/20:55 hrs. Nidaghatta Halt at 21:00/21:01 hrs., Settihalli at 21:06/21:07 hrs., Channapatna at 21:13/21:14 hrs., Ramanagram 21:23/21:28 hrs., Ketohalli 21:35/21:36 hrs., Bidadi 21:45/21:46 hrs., Hejjala 21:56/21:57 hrs., Kengeri 22:12/22:13 hrs., Jnana Bharati Halt 22:20/22:21 hrs., Nayandahalli 22:25/22:26 hrs. There is no change in timings of train between KSR Bengaluru – Talaguppa.

In the return direction, Train No. 16228, Talaguppa - Mysuru Express departs KSR Bengaluru at 04:45 hrs. and reaches Mysuru at 07:40 hrs. Enroute, the train arrives/departs Krishnadevaraya Halt at 04:50/04:51 hrs., Nayandahalli at 04:57/04:58 hrs., Kengeri at 05:05/05:06 hrs., Bidadi at 05:22/05:23 hrs., Ramanagram at 05:36/05:37 hrs., Channapatna at 05:46/05:47 hrs., Maddur at 06:06/06:08 hrs., Hanakere at 06:17/06:18 hrs., Mandya at 06:28/60:30 hrs., Yeliyuru at 06:40/06:41 hrs., Bydarahalli at 06:50/06:51 hrs., Chandagirikopal at 06:55/06:56 hrs., Pandavapura at 07:01/07:02 hrs., Shrirangapatna at 07:07/07:08 hrs., Palahalli Halt at 07:12/07:13 hrs., Naganahalli at 07:16/07:17 hrs. There is no change in timings of train between Talaguppa – KSR Bengaluru.

The Train Composition will have 21 coaches comprising of OneAC First Class Coach Two AC 3-tier Coaches, Ten Second class Sleeper Coaches, Six General Second Class Coaches and Two Luggage cum Break-van with disabled friendly.
  
Jul 17 2017 (17:32)  MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS APPROVES TWO MORE MEMU PASSENGER SERVICES WITHIN BENGALURU BY MARCH 2018 (www.swr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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An agreement was signed between Ministry of Railways and Government of Karnataka o­n 16th January, 2017 for development of a Suburban Rail System in Bengaluru. It has now been decided by Ministry of Railways that the following works will be under taken in this regard.

1.15 pairs of short distance passenger trains that are presently running will be converted with 12 Car MEMU (Mainline Electric Multiple Unit) extended rakes. Estimated cost of this conversion is Rs. 327.79 Crores
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Enhancement of maintenance facilities for MEMU services at Banasawadi shed at cost of Rs. 29.45 Crores.
Above two projects will be taken up o­n 80:20 cost sharing basis between Government of Karnataka and Ministry of Railways and these projects will be implemented by Railways.

These 15 pairs of trains are operating between KSR Bengaluru – Bangarapet/Marikuppam, Bengaluru - Jolarpettai, Bengaluru Cantt. - Bangarapet, Bengaluru - Mysuru and Bengaluru - Hindupur.
The MEMU electric traction increases the passenger carrying capacity, results in better utilisation of line capacity, fuel efficiency with enhanced performance. 15 short distance passenger trains are equivalent to 9 rakes. Out of the 15 approved, Two MEMU rakes shall be provided during the current financial year and remaining 7 MEMU rakes shall be provided in 2018-19 from manufacturing units of Indian Railways.

The project of enhancement of maintenance facilities for MEMU services at Banasawadi shall be taken up after approval of the work in supplementary budget, 2017-18 of Central Government.

In the last three years, many inputs have been given by Railways to cater for the needs of passengers for travelling around Bengaluru. 8 pairs of new services have been introduced and following services have been extended.
New Trains:
Train No. From -To Date of Introduction
56925/ 56926 KSR Bengaluru - Tumakuru -KSR Bengaluru Daily Passenger 01.11.2014
76521/ 76522 Yesvantpur – Nelamangala – Yesvantpur DEMU 01.11.2014
76523/ 76524 Yesvantpur – Hosur – Yesvantpur DEMU 01.11.2014
66535/ 66536 KSR Bengaluru – Ramanagram – KSR Bengaluru MEMU 16.01.2017
66537/ 66538 KSR Bengaluru – Ramanagram – KSR Bengaluru MEMU 16.01.2017
66539/ 66540 KSR Bengaluru – Ramanagram – KSR Bengaluru MEMU 16.01.2017
66542/ 66541 KSR Bengaluru – Whitefield – KSR Bengaluru MEMU 16.01.2017
66544/ 66543 KSR Bengaluru – Kuppam – KSR Bengaluru MEMU 16.01.2017
Extension of Trains:
Train No. From -To Extended upto
66533 Marikuppam - Krishnarajapuram Baiyyappanahalli
66534 Krishnarajapuram - Kuppam Baiyyappanahalli
66514/66515 Marikuppam - Bangarapet Baiyyappanahalli
76525/76526 KSR Bengaluru - Kolar Channapatna
  
Jul 17 2017 (17:30)  EXTENSION OF STOPPAGE OF AT PALAHALLI (www.swr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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South Western Railway has decided to continue experimental stoppage of Train No. 56237/56238, Mysuru - KSR Bengaluru - Mysuru Passenger at PALAHALLI station from 10th July, 2017 to 09th January, 2017.
REGULATION OF TRAIN
Due to preliminary works in yards between Arsikere - Kardi section of Mysuru Division, Train No. 56228 Shivamogga – KSR Bengaluru Passenger will be regulated for 60 minutes o­n 05th August, 2017 enroute / Arsikere and train will will reach KSR Bengaluru 60 minutes late.
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