NEW DELHI: From April, railways will issue tickets for the main and connecting trains on a common PNR and the passenger will get the full refund on the connecting train’s ticket in case he/she misses it because of the late arrival of the main train.This will be available on both the offline railway reservation counters and the online ticking booking facility of IRCTC. This will be applicable for all classes.The railways ministry issued the circular earlier this month (February 7) and will benefit those passengers who book connecting trains to reach their destination.Railway officials said the fare for untravelled portion shall be refunded without levying any charge since the reason of late arrival is solely on railways part.
In view of restoration of traffic on the Dhanbad-Chandrapura section, it has been decided that 12019/12020 Howrah-Ranchi-Howrah Shatabdi Express, 13352/13351 Allappuzha-Dhanbad-Allappuzha Express, 15027/15028 Hatia-Gorakhpur-Hatia Maurya Express, 13304/13303 Ranchi-Dhanbad-Ranchi Intercity Express and 68019/68020 Jhargram-Sonardih-Dhanbad MEMU Passenger will run via Katrasgarh instead of via Gomoh/Mohuda, Joychandi Pahar. 12019/12020 Howrah-Ranchi-Howrah Shatabdi Express The Howrah-Ranchi-Howrah Shatabdi Express will now be run via Dhanbad-Katrasgarh w.e.f 25.2.19. There will be no change in timings between Howrah-Dhanbad-Howrah and Rajabera-Ranchi-Rajabera. 12020 Ranchi-Howrah Shatabdi Express will leave Chandrapura at 16.37 hrs and will reach Dhanbad at 17.43 hrs. towards Howrah. In the... more...
return direction, 12019 Howrah-Ranchi Shatabdi Express will leave Dhanbad at 09.25 hrs and will depart Chandrapura at 10.38 hrs. towards Ranchi. 13352/13351 Allappuzha-Dhanbad-Allappuzha Express The Allappuzha-Dhanbad-Allappuzha Expres will now be run viaDhanbad-Katrasgarh w.e.f 22.2.19 from Allappuzha& w.e.f 24.2.19 from Dhanbad. There will be no change in timings between Allappuzha-Rajabera-Allappuzha.13352 Allappuzha-Dhanbad Express will leave Chandrapura at 11.55 hrs and will reach Dhanbad at 13.30 hrs. In the return direction, 13351 Dhanbad-Allappuzha Express will leave Dhanbad at 10.30 hrs. and will depart Chandrapura at 11.56 hrs. 15027/15028 Hatia-Gorakhpur-Hatia Maurya Express The Hatia-Gorakhpur-Hatia Maurya Express will now be run viaDhanbad-Katrasgarh w.e.f 24.2.19. There will be no change in timings between Gorakhpur-Dhanbad-Gorakhpur & Rajabera-Hatia-Rajabera. 15027 Hatia-Gorakhpur Maurya Express will leave Chandrapura at 20.25 hrs and will reach Dhanbad at 22.00 hrs. In the return direction, 15028 Gorakhpur-Hatia Maurya Express will leave Dhanbad at 02.37 hrs and will depart Chandrapura at 04.32 hrs. 13304/13303 Ranchi-Dhanbad-Ranchi Intercity Express Ranchi-Dhanbad-Ranchi Intercity Express will now be run via Dhanbad-Katrasgarh w.e.f 24.2.19 from Ranchi & w.e.f 26.2.19 from Dhanbad. There will be no change in timings between Rajabera-Ranchi-Rajabera 13304 Ranchi-Dhanbad Intercity Express will leave Chandrapura at 18.48 hrs and will reach Dhanbad at 20.30 hrs. In the return direction, 13303 Dhanbad-Ranchi Intercity Express will leave Dhanbad at 06.45 hrs and will depart Chandrapura at 09.00 hrs. 68019/68020 Jhargram-Sonardih MEMU Passenger to be extended upto Dhanbad w.e.f 24.2.19. Jhargram-Sonardih MEMU Passenger will beextended upto Dhanbad w.e.f 24.2.19 and will now run via Katrasgarh. 68019 Jhargram-Dhanbad MEMU Passenger will leave Chandrapura at 12.25 hrs and will reach Dhanbad at 13.55 hrs. In the return direction, 68020 Dhanbad-Jhargram MEMU Passenger will leave Dhanbad at 14.20 hrs and will depart Chandrapura at 15.47 hrs. towards Jhargram. The extended 68019/68020 Jhargram-Sonardih-Dhanbad MEMU Passenger will stop at Deonagar Halt, Jamuniatand, Jamunia Halt, Phulwaritand, Budorahalt, Tundu Halt, Sonardih, Tentulia Halt, Katrasgarh, Angarpathra Halt, Sijua, Bansjora, Baseria Halt and Kusunda between Dhanbad and Chandrapura. There will be no change in timings between Rajabera-Jhargram-Rajabera
Bengaluru: A suburban train project connecting 82 stations around Bengaluru city has finally got approval from the Centre and the state after being in works for nearly 20 years. The project will also connect the Bengaluru airport to the city. The city already has about 29 stations and many commuters use existing trains between Bengaluru and other cities. However, there has been a growing demand in the last five years for an exclusive local train to reduce the travel time in the ever-expanding city. There have been many campaigns particularly from the IT community, as IT parks in the suburbs are best accessed by a train network. Bengaluru citizens have been holding campaigns for the train network as the city is riddled with massive traffic jams. Union railway minister Piyush Goyal, who was on a review visit to the city on Friday, said he met chief minister HD... more...
Kumaraswamy and talked about issues raised by the state as far as land acquisition and cost sharing is concerned to start the project at the earliest. Goyal later said the final decision would be taken by the state cabinet. The final announcement will be made on Monday, CM Kumaraswamy hinted, adding that he has requested PM modi to lay the foundation stone of the project. The project extends to 160 kms, envisages 12 inter-changes where people can change over from trains to buses or the metro rail for the last mile connectivity. It will be executed over six years at a projected cost of Rs 23,000 crores. About 70 km of this will be elevated rail."The railway network in Karnataka has increased to three times as before. This design is a world class plan to decongest roads. In some places you will see three levels - road traffic, Metro and the suburban train moving at the same time ," Goyal said. Coach Factory to Become Workshop?However, the rail coach factory that the Centre had earlier promised for the district of Kolar just outside Bengaluru is likely to not take off, Goyal indicated. "When it was envisaged, the demand for coaches was high. But now our existing coach factories are producing nearly 70 per cent capacity and meeting requirements. So I suggest the state government to can start a workshop there. We can eventually upgrade to a rail coach plant if there is greater demand once the suburban train services begin," Goyal said.
Keeping in view the demands of the travelling public, it has been decided to increase the frequency of 12019/12020 Howrah-Ranchi-Howrah Shatabdi Express from existing 5 days to 6 days in a week except Sunday w.e.f 25.2.19 via Dhanbad-Katrasgarh-Chandrapura instead of via Gomoh.
It has been decided that 20889/22890 Howrah-Vijayawada-Howrah Humsafar Express will be extended to run up to Tirupati.
20889 Howrah-Vijayawada Humsafar Express leaving Howrah w.e.f. 23/02/2019 will run up to Tirupati as 20889 Howrah-Tirupati Humsafar Express. In the return direction w.e.f. 24/02/2019, 20890 Vijayawada-Howrah Humsafar Express will run from Tirupati as 20890 Tirupati-Howrah Humsafar Express.
Howrah-Tirupati Humsafar Express will leave Howrah at 12:40 hrs and will reach Tirupati at 14:45 hrs, the next day. In the opposite direction, 20890 Tirupati-Howrah Humsafar Express will leave Tirupati at 16:15 hrs and will arrive Howrah at 18:30 hrs, the next day. The train will stop at ongole, Nellore and Renigunta between Vijayawada and Tirupati.
There will be no change in existing timings and stoppages between Howrah and Vijayawada.
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