Railway Divisional Committee Meeting: Rajdhani Express Likely to be introduced via Bhagalpur

January 22, 2020
The hope for Rajdhani Express for New Delhi via Bhagalpur has been aroused. In the meeting of the Railway Divisional Committee held at Malda Division, Rajya Sabha Member Kahkashan Parween has proposed to operate the Howrah-New Delhi Rajdhani and Sealdah-New Delhi Rajdhani Express via Bhagalpur three days a week in front of former Railway General Manager Sunit Sharma. The General Manager has said to consider it seriously. If everything goes well, Soon people of Bhagalpur will be able to travel to New Delhi by Rajdhani Express. 
In the meeting, Kahkashan sought to extend Kavi Guru Express up to Jamalpur by installing Sleeper and AC 3 Tier coaches. It is also proposed to start new train service from Bhagalpur to Tatanagar and Pune. The demand for operating Amarnath Express, Mumbai LTT Express, Bhagalpur-Surat, Ajmer Express, Bhagalpur-New Delhi Weekly and Ranchi Express daily was strongly raised. Also demanded a new train from Banka to New Delhi on the line of Vikramshila Express. Additional General Manager, DRM Yatendra Kumar, Bhagalpur MP Representative Pradeep Kumar, Banka and Munger MP representatives were present at the meeting.
Railway Divisional Committee Meeting: Rajdhani Express Likely to be introduced via Bhagalpur Railway Divisional Committee Meeting: Rajdhani Express Likely to be introduced via Bhagalpur Reviewed by SHERE KHOJRAHA on January 22, 2020 Rating: 5

After Manduadih, Varanasi City Railway Station developed as Terminal Station

January 21, 2020
Non-interlocking work at Varanasi City Railway Station developed as a Terminal Station was completed on Monday. 75105/Mau - Allahabad City DEMU departed from the newly built platform number 5 for the first time. At the same time, the facilities of the station has increased with the Washing Pit Line, Seating Arrangement, Rest Room, Shunting and Stabling line. Manduadih and Varanasi City Station were announced to be developed as terminal stations in the financial year 2016-17. 
In the first phase, the proposed plans at Manduadih Station were executed. After that the development work at Varanasi City Station began. According to railway officials, the development work of the station will be completed by March. After additional facilities for train operations, the number of trains at the station will be further increased.
After Manduadih, Varanasi City Railway Station developed as Terminal Station After Manduadih, Varanasi City Railway Station developed as Terminal Station Reviewed by SHERE KHOJRAHA on January 21, 2020 Rating: 5

RDSO Conducted Speed Trial on Agra-Jhansi-Bina route

January 20, 2020
Jhansi: The Research Designs & Standards Organisation (RDSO) team on Friday conducted speed trial with 24 coacher train on Bina-Jhansi-Agra route at speed of 130kmph. On the way, two animals were run over by train, but the trial was successful. The speed trial train completed the distance from Jhansi to Agra in 2 hours 30 minutes.

At present, Shatabdi, Rajdhani and Gatimaan Express run at 130 kmph and Duronto Express at 120 kmph. While Superfast, Mail/Express trains run at a speed of 110 kmph. The Railway Board is preparing to run all Express trains between Mathura to Bina at speed of 130kmph.
On Friday, the RDSO team conducted speed trial with 24 coacher train from Bina to Jhansi and Jhansi to Agra at a speed of 130kmph. This train completed the distance from Jhansi to Agra in 2 hours 30 minutes. At the same time, RDSO is constantly testing tracks to run high speed trains on Delhi-Mumbai route. For this, tracks are being tested by running special trains in different sections.
RDSO Conducted Speed Trial on Agra-Jhansi-Bina route RDSO Conducted Speed Trial on Agra-Jhansi-Bina route Reviewed by SHERE KHOJRAHA on January 20, 2020 Rating: 5

Amritsar - Haridwar Jan Shatabdi Express will be equipped with Solar Panel

January 20, 2020
The Firozpur Railway Division has started giving prominence to solar panel to reduce the economic burden on the railways due to the rising electricity rates in the state. Preparations are being made to equipped the Jan Shatabdi Express running from Amritsar to Haridwar of Firozpur Rail Division with Solar Panel. For this, a target has been set to install solar panels on the roofs of 10 coaches of train by 31 January 2020. DRM Rajesh Agarwal says that supplying electricity to train coaches from solar panel can save crores of rupees of railway.

Amritsar - Haridwar Jan Shatabdi Express will be the first train to be equipped fully with solar panel. These include the generator system of the railway and the electricity generated at the speed of the train, which runs the equipment inside the train. Alternate Systems are currently installed under wheel of coaches. These provide power to fans, tube lights and charger points of the coaches and passengers are taking advantage of these facilities by paying ordinary fare in the train. Even after having solar panel, passengers will get the facility of fans, tube lights and charger points without interruption as earlier. There will be no extra charges for this.
Amritsar - Haridwar Jan Shatabdi Express with solar panel facility will be the first train of the Firozpur division, work is in under progress for this. The train has 10 coaches and each coach has 35 tube lights and 20 fans. In this way, 350 tubelights and 200 fans will run with solar panel and charger point will also get power supply from solar panel.

DRM Rajesh Agarwal says that every railway employee including him is always ready to run the railways with integrity & without interruption. The operation of the railway involves the hard work of every employee.
Amritsar - Haridwar Jan Shatabdi Express will be equipped with Solar Panel Amritsar - Haridwar Jan Shatabdi Express will be equipped with Solar Panel Reviewed by SHERE KHOJRAHA on January 20, 2020 Rating: 5

No Long Distance Trains from Saharsa Junction before 2022: GM East Central Railway

January 19, 2020
East Central Railway General Manager Lalit Chandra Trivedi inspected Saharsa Junction. Senior Railway officials including DRM Ashok Maheshwari of Samastipur were present along with GM, first he inaugurated the Oxygen Green Park between platform number 2 & 3 and then inaugurated the newly built lift on platform number 1 & 2 and dedicated to the passengers.

Later Inspected the railway running room, followed by the ticket booking counter near platform number 5. In view of the changes made by the Railways at Saharsa Junction, the General Manager awarded certificate of excellence to ACM Narendra Kumar, DCI Rajesh Ranjan and other departments officials. He said that Railways are continuously increasing passenger facilities on Saharsa Jn. Regarding Vaishali Express standing on platform number 1, he said that it is the most premium train of board and its maintenance should be done in the same way as it was done at Barauni Pit Line. Looking at the vacant land in the circulating area, he said that it should be used for parking or park should be constructed.
The GM said that Kosi Region has a high population and many there is high demand to run an Overnight train from Patna for Saharsa. He said that it will be considered. Along with this, a proposal has been sent to run more trains from Supaul, it is expected that the number of trains will increased after rail line work to Saraigarh will be completed. GM said that the number of trains passing through Allahabad Division is high due to which train operations are affected, it is not possible to operate new trains. The construction of the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) will be completed by 2022.

There will be dedicated rail line only for freight trains. After the completion of Dedicated Freight Corridor, long distance trains can be introduced run from other stations including Saharsa Junction. The GM said that some railway infrastructure works are underway in Kiul - Luckeesarai Section, after which the speed of trains will increase to 130 kmph on Mokama - Patna Kiul Section. After which the trains originating from Saharsa will be able to cover the distance of Patna in 4 hours.
No Long Distance Trains from Saharsa Junction before 2022: GM East Central Railway No Long Distance Trains from Saharsa Junction before 2022: GM East Central Railway Reviewed by SHERE KHOJRAHA on January 19, 2020 Rating: 5

Gita Jayanti Express Extended up to Khajuraho, will run with 24 Coaches

January 19, 2020
Railway Board has approved the extension of 11901/11902 Kurukshetra - Mathura Gita Jayanti Express up to Khajuraho. Kurukshetra - Khajuraho Express will run daily as per the official information released last day.

This train will run via Agra Cantt, Dholpur, Gwalior, Jhansi, Lalitpur, Tikamgarh, Maharaja Chhatrasal Station Chhatarpur to Khajuraho. Along with the commissioning of new train, the people of Gwalior will get direct train for Maharaja Chhatrasal Station Chhatarpur and Tikamgarh. It is worth noting that Uttar Pradesh Sampark Kranti (Slip) Link Express which is running between Khajuraho to Hazrat Nizamuddin,
will be closed from April.
At the same time only one train run from Gwalior. The train connecting Gwalior, Agra Cantt, Kurukshetra and Khajuraho is likely to increase tourism. The timetable for operation of this train has been released by Railway Board. As per timetable notification released from the board, 11842/Kurukshetra - Khajuraho Express train will leave from Kurukshetra at 2.55 PM. It will reach Gwalior at 12.20 PM and will reach final destination Khajuraho at 8 AM. Similarly, 11841/Khajuraho - Kurukshetra Express train will leave Khajuraho at 6.35 PM. It will reach Gwalior at 1.25 AM and final destination Kurukshetra at 12.40 PM.
Khajuraho - Kurukshetra Express will start soon. Although the date is not fixed yet, the date of its commencement will be released soon. This train will run daily from Kurukshetra to Khajuraho.
Manoj Kumar Singh Public Relations Officer, Jhansi
Gita Jayanti Express Extended up to Khajuraho, will run with 24 Coaches Gita Jayanti Express Extended up to Khajuraho, will run with 24 Coaches Reviewed by SHERE KHOJRAHA on January 19, 2020 Rating: 5

Railways Preparing to hand over this Shatabdi Express to Private Operators

January 19, 2020
Chandigarh: The Ministry of Railways is preparing to hand over 150 trains running across the country in private hands. NITI Aayog has proposed to make 10-12 clusters to privatize 150 trains on 100 routes. Chandigarh has been included in the third cluster, which includes Shatabdi which run 6 days a week on the Chandigarh-New Delhi route and Chandigarh-Sultanpur route trains.  However, this project is currently received by Railway.

Railways has started working on it. If this project rises, then the World Class Train facilities will be provided to passengers. In this, the speed of trains has to be increased 160 kmph. For this, the Cabinet has passed the proposal to run trains at the speed of 160 kmph on Delhi-Howrah and Delhi-Mumbai routes. However, for the 160 kmph speed between Chandigarh and Delhi, the team of France Railway has submitted a feasibility report. Work on this will start this year. Shatabdi is currently running at a speed of 130 kmph. The objective of starting this project is to provide better facilities to passengers in premium trains.
As far as the Chandigarh-Delhi route is concerned, it has been said that in the present time Shatabdi Express will be
made private. It is not yet decided whether Shatabdi will be made private or a new train will be replaced and it will be handed over to private operators.

Probably a big announcement can be made about this in budget. In the roadmap prepared by the Railways, only the private operators will ensure cleanliness, safety of passengers, food and cleanliness in the train. All this will be of world class level. Fare will be also decided according to the facilities provided by the private operators. The project will currently take a year to complete. But the railway has started preparations.

Retired RK Dutta as a Station Superintendent from Chandigarh railway station says that a Tejas Express running between New Delhi to Lucknow, which IRCTC is providing all facilities from operations to booking etc. It is earning about 12 lakh rupees per day.
Ambala Division, DRM GM Singh said that now we have not received any proposal in this regard. But there is no doubt that the railway is working on such a proposal.  Railways will charge private operators to run trains on the track km/hr. The private operator will charge money from passengers for ticket booking.

After handing over the train to private hands, the seats of the train will be luxury. Apart from this, every seat will also have a computer screen, WiFi, Audio Sound for entertainment, passengers will be able to enjoy their journey. Apart from this, the speed of the train will be 160 kmph. Each coach will have vacuum bio toilets. The interior of the train will be such that passengers do not have any problem in seeing the view of countryside.
Railways Preparing to hand over this Shatabdi Express to Private Operators Railways Preparing to hand over this Shatabdi Express to Private Operators Reviewed by SHERE KHOJRAHA on January 19, 2020 Rating: 5
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