June 2011

UNWARRANTED AGITATION BY KONKAN RAILWAY ANDOLAN SAMITI CHIPLUN

UNWARRANTED AGITATION BY

KONKAN RAILWAY ANDOLAN SAMITI CHIPLUN

About 200 people under the banner of ‘Konkan Railway Andolan Samiti’, Chiplun have reportedly staged a Rail Roko at Chiplun Railway Station in the morning on date detaining 12432 Trivandrum Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express and other Trains unauthorizedly. This has not only caused an hindrance in smooth and efficient working of the train services but has also caused inconvenience to the bonafide innocent travelling passengers. Their main demand is to provide halts to ALL THE TRAINS at Chiplun.

It has already been clarified on several occasions to various such Organizations that the provision of halts to various long distance Mail / Express Trains passing through Konkan Railway, is being made and decided by the Ministry of Railways.

 

At present 8 Mail / Express pairs of Trains including Janshatabdi and 2 Pairs of Passenger Trains are halting at Chiplun. These trains are as under:

 

Train Nos. 10112 - Madgaon  - CST Mumbai  , 12052 - Madgaon - CST Mumbai  , 10104 - Madgaon - CST Mumbai, 16346 - Trivandrum - Lok Manya Tilak (T), 12620 - Mangalore - Lok Manya Tilak (T), 50106 - Sawantwadi – Diva, 50104 - Ratnagiri – Dadar, 11104 – Sawantwadi – Dadar, 11103 – Dadar – Sawantwadi, 10111 - CST Mumbai – Madgaon, 12051 - CST Mumbai – Madgaon, 10103 - CST Mumbai – Madgaon, 50105 - Diva - Sawantwadi, 50103 - Dadar – Ratnagiri, 12617 - Ernakulam - H. Nizamuddin, 12618 - H. Nizamuddin – Ernakulam, 16345 - Lok Manya Tilak (T) – Trivandrum, 12619 - Lok Manya Tilak (T) – Mangalore , 19259 / 19260 – Kochuveli – Bhavnagar – Kochuveli, 16336 - Nagarcoil - Gandhidham & 16335 - Gandhidham – Nagarcoil Express Trains have got the stoppages at Chiplun. 

With the stoppage of these trains the passengers can conveniently travel towards Mumbai (Maharashtra), Delhi (North), Gandhidham (Gujarat), as well as Goa and Trivandrum (South). It can thus be seen that train services are available from Chiplun to all parts / directions of the country.

It is also observed from the present average sale of the tickets at Chiplun that only 1368 Passengers are travelling for short / long distance journey and there is an earning of ` 87,037/- per day. Taking into account the number of Passengers travelling from Chiplun, the halts provided to various trains at Chiplun is considered to be more than sufficient.

In addition to this Holiday Specials are also provided halt at Chiplun for clearance of extra rush during peak seasons.

Moreover, two new trains viz. Train no 11003/11004 Dadar-Sawantwadi-Dadar Rajya Rani Express and Train no 19259/19260 Bhavnagar-Kochuveli- Bhavnagar Express are to be introduced in the New Time Table w.e.f. 1st July 2011  for which necessary halts have been provided to these trains at Chiplun. In addition, Konkan Railway had recommended halts at Chiplun for the following trains, for which approval from Railway Board is awaited

1)                 12483/12484 Amritsar - Kochuveli   Express.

2)                 12742/12741 Vasco – Patna Express.

3)                 12519/12520 Pune-Ernakulam –Pune (biweekly)

Chiplun is having a Computerized Passenger Reservation System which provides the facility of booking any number of seats / tickets from Chiplun to any station on Indian Railways. At present only 362 Passengers are boarding various trains from Chiplun through Computerized Passenger Reservation System.

On Konkan Railway, halts to Express Trains are kept staggered as a policy in such a manner that all important stations are covered with a halt of an Express Train, ensuring that the availability of trains is possible in all directions.

Konkan Railway has a well established Negotiating Machinery viz. Konkan Railway Users’ Consultative Committee comprising of Hon’ble MPs, Hon’ble MLAs, Members of Chambers of Commerce & Industries as well as Passenger Associations from Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka & Kerala to discuss and resolve various issues of passengers and public interest on its Konkan Railway Route. Accordingly the issue of providing halts to various Mail / Express Trains is also being discussed from time to time during these Meetings and if required, these recommendations are also forwarded to the Ministry of Railways for consideration.

It is once again reiterated that halts to Express trains is permissible only at Railway Board level and Konkan Railway is not authorized to grant the halts on  it’s own. Halts for trains are proposed in Indian Railway Time Table Conference  conducted every year at Railway Board, based  on the recommendations of KRUCC Members/Passenger Associations and taking into consideration reservation quota utilization, ticket sale as per Railway Board’s norms, availability of trains towards destination which are already halting at the station, line capacity constraints etc.

Despite of the facts indicated above and having its own Negotiating Machinery, i.e. Konkan Railway Users’ Consultative Committee, duly approved by the Ministry of Railways to resolve the various issues in a peaceful manner as also after having detailed discussions by Regional Railway Manager / Ratnagiri with the representatives of ‘Konkan Railway Andolan Samiti’ Chiplun, they have resorted to Rail Roko Agitation which has caused great inconvenience to the travelling passengers.

                                                                                  (Siddheshwar Telugu)                                                                            Dy. General Manager & Chief Public Relations Officer

KONKAN RAILWAYS RESTORES ITS SERVICES WITHIN A RECORD BREAK TIME

KONKAN RAILWAYS RESTORES ITS SERVICES WITHIN A RECORD BREAK TIME

Due to continuous unprecedented torrential heavy rainfall in Konkan Region, particularly between Ratnagiri and Nivsar, the retaining wall to prevent landslides had collapsed at Kms 209/0-1 at Pomendi Cutting in Ratnagiri Nivsar Section of Konkan Railway Route at 04.05 hrs. of 17th June, 2011, affecting the train services. This had compelled Diversion/Termination and Cancellation of some of the train services on Konkan Railway Route.

Arising to the occasion, Konkan Railway had to gear up all its men and machinery to tackle this emergent situation on a war footing.  To take up the challenging task, Head of Departments and Engineers, along with well equipped Workers were immediately rushed to the affected Section for restoration work.  The entire team worked day and night in all the adverse circumstances despite heavy rains to ensure that the Section is restored at the earliest. 

Accordingly, the affected Section between Ratnagiri & Nivsar was restored for traffic within a record time at 08.30 Hrs. on date, i.e. 19th of June, 2011. 

As a concern and care as well as goodwill gesture  for its esteemed passengers, Konkan Railway had hired about 50 Buses to transship its stranded passengers between Ratnagiri & Nivsar with 350 trips , transshipping about 18000 passengers, apart from providing them with snacks, drinking water and portage facilities as per time and need .

The entire restoration work was carried out under the guidance of Shri Bhanu Prakash Tayal, Managing Director/Konkan Railway, and Supervised by Director (Way & Works) Shri Rajesh Tripathi and Shri Rajendra Kumar, Chief Engineer of Konkan Railway, along with its dedicated Engineers and Technical Staff. The restoration work was also monitored through Video Surveillance System from the Corporate Office to ensure expeditious completion of work, as also to render the required assistance.

Konkan Railway is grateful to its Esteemed Passengers and the Press as well as Electronic Media for their utmost co-operation during the period of crisis and natural calamity. Konkan Railway is always committed to its dedicated services, as usual with a smiling face!

 

                                                                            (Siddheshwar Telugu)

                                                                            Dy. General Manager &

                                                                            Chief Public Relations Officer

HEAVY TORRENTIAL RAINS DISRUPT KONKAN RAILWAY SERVICES BETWEEN RATNAGIRI – NIVSAR

HEAVY TORRENTIAL RAINS DISRUPTKONKAN RAILWAY SERVICES BETWEEN RATNAGIRI – NIVSAR

Due to continuous unprecedented torrential heavy rainfall in Konkan Region particularly between Ratnagiri and Nivsar, the train services on Konkan Railway Route have got disrupted and the retaining wall to prevent landslides has collapsed at Km 209/0-1 at Pomendi Cutting in Ratnagiri Nivsar Section of Konkan Railway at 04:05 Hours of 17th June 2011.

As a Precautionary Safety Measure, Konkan Railway has been compelled to Terminate / Divert / Cancel / Transship the following train services:

Transshipment between Ratnagiri & Adavali Stations:

01. 16333 Veraval – Trivandrum Express of 16/006/2011 with 12617 Ernakulam – Nizamuddin of 16/06/2011. 

02. Empty rake with 02133 CSTM – Mangalore Junction of 16/06/2011 and 50105 DIVA-Sawantwadi Passenger on 17/06/2011. 

03. 10111 CSTM – Madgaon Express on 16/06/2011 & 01013 Dadar –Sawantwadi of 16/06/2011 with 10104 Madgaon – CSTM Express of 17/06/2011.

04. 16346 Trivandrum – LTT Express of 16/06/2011with 16345 LTT –Trivandrum Express of 17/06/2011.

05. 12051 CSTM – Madgaon Express of 17/06/2011with 12052 Madgaon –CSTM Express of 17/06/2011.

Cancellation:

01.             50108 /5016 Madgaon-Sawantwadi-Diva Passenger on 17/06/2011.

02.             12619/12620 Mangalore-LTT leaving LTT & Mangalore on 17/06/2011

03.              50107 Sawantwadi-Madgaon Passenger on 17/06/2011

04.              01014 Sawantwadi-Dadar on 17/06/2011

Diversion:

01.             12202 Kochuveli -LTT Garib Rath of 16/06/11 via Madgaon-Londa-Miraj.

02.             12431 Trivandrum-Nizamuddin Rajdhani of 16/06/11 via Madgaon-Londa-Miraj.

03.             12287 of Kochuveli-Dehradun of 17/06/11 via Madgaon-Londa-Miraj.

04.             12618 Nizamuddin-Ernakulam Mangala of 16/06/11 via Kalyan-Pune.

05.             12519 Ernakulam-Pune of 17/06/11 via Madgaon-Londa-Miraj.

Terminated:

01.             50105 Diva-Sawantwadi-Madgaon of 17/06/11 at Ratnagiri.

02.             10103 CSTM-Madgaon of 17/06/11 at Diva.       

Both diverted and transshipped services are likely to run inordinately delayed. Hence public and passengers are requested to kindly contact on Emergency Telephone Number 10722 for correct and factual information and position / status of trains.

             The inconvenience caused to the Traveling Public is deeply regretted. Utmost co-operation from theEsteemed Passengers will be highly solicitated till such time the restoration work is completed.                                 

                                           

                                                                                       (Siddheshwar Telugu)

Chief Public Relations Officer       

HEAVY TORRENTIAL RAINS DISRUPT KONKAN RAILWAY SERVICES BETWEEN RATNAGIRI – NIVSAR

                          

HEAVY TORRENTIAL RAINS DISRUPTKONKAN RAILWAY SERVICES BETWEEN RATNAGIRI – NIVSAR

Due to continuous unprecedented torrential heavy rainfall in Konkan Region particularly between Ratnagiri and Nivsar, the train services on Konkan Railway Route have got disrupted and the retaining wall to prevent landslides has collapsed at Km 209/0-1 at Pomendi Cutting in Ratnagiri Nivsar Section of Konkan Railway at 04:05 Hours of 17th June 2011.

As a Precautionary Safety Measure, Konkan Railway has been compelled to   Divert / Cancel / Transship the following train services:

Transshipment between Ratnagiri & Adavali Stations:

01.             10112 Madgaon - CSTM Express of 17/06/2011 transshipment with 10111 CSTM-Madgaon Express of 17/06/2011.

02.             12617 Ernakulam – Nizamuddin Express of 17/06/2011 transshipment with 12618 Nizamuddin - Ernakulam Express of 17/06/2011.

03.             12617 Ernakulam – Nizamuddin Express of 18/06/2011 transshipment with 12618 Nizamuddin -Ernakulam Express of 18/06/2011.

04.             16346 Trivandrum - LTT Express of 17/06/2011 transshipment with 16345 LTT-Trivandrum Express of 18/06/2011.

05.             12052 Madgaon - CSTM Express of 18/06/2011 transshipment with 12051 Madgaon - CSTM Express of 18/06/2011.

06.             10112 CSTM – Madgaon Express of 18/06/2011 transshipment with 10111 CSTM-Madgaon Express of 18/06/2011.

07.             12620 Mangalore -LTT Express of 18/06/2011 transshipment with 12619 LTT- Mangalore of 18/06/2011.

Cancellation:

 01)    12201 LTT-Kochuveli Garib Rath Express leaving LTT on  17/06/2011.

02)   01013/01014 Dadar – Sawantwadi –Dadar Express (Special train) cancelled         upto 20/06/2011.

  03)    12133/12134 CSTM-Mangalore-CSTM Express cancelled upto 20/06/2011.

 04)   10103/10104 CSTM-Madgaon-CSTM ‘Mandovi’ Express cancelled upto                20/06/2011.

 05)   50107/50108 Sawantwadi –Madgaon -Sawantwadi passenger cancelled   upto                  

20/06/2011.

Partially cancelled

01)  50105/50106 DIVA-Sawantwadi -DIVA Passenger partially cancelled between RN- SWV-RN upto 20/06/2011

Diversion:

 01) 16335 Gandhidham-Nagarcoil Express leaving Gandhidham on    16/06/2011 to be diverted via Vasai Road, Kalyan, Pune and Solapur.  

02)      16338 Ernakulam -HAPA Express leaving Ernakulam on 17/06/2011 to be diverted via Shornur, Palghat

03)      12431 Trivandrum –Nizamuddin ‘Rajdhani’ Express leaving Trivandrum on 17/06/2011 to be diverted via Madgaon, Londa, Miraj and Nizamuddin.

04)      12978 Ajmer-Ernakulam ‘Marusagar’ Express leaving Ajmer on 17/06/2011 to be diverted via Vasai Road, Kalyan, Pune Miraj, Londa and Madgaon.

05)      12998 HAPA-Tirunelvelli Express leaving HAPA on 17/06/2011 to be diverted via Vasai Road, Kalyan, Pune and Solapur.

06)      12223 LTT-Ernakulam ‘Duronto’ Express leaving LTT on 18/06/2011 to be diverted via, Kalyan, Pune and Solapur

07)      12217 Kochiveli-Chandigarh   ‘Kerala’ Sampark Kranti leaving Kochiveli on 18/06/2011 to be diverted via Shornur, Erode, Jolapatti, Bangalore & New Delhi.

08)      16337 HAPA-Ernakulam Express leaving HAPA on 18/06/2011 to be diverted via Vasai Road, Kalyan, Pune and Solapur.

  Both diverted and transshipped services are likely to run inordinately delayed. Hence public and passengers are requested to kindly contact on Emergency Telephone Number 02352-228908 of Ratnagiri  & 10722 at Mumbai  for correct and factual information and position / status of trains.

             The inconvenience caused to the Traveling Public is deeply regretted. Utmost co-operation from theEsteemed Passengers will be highly solicitated till such time the restoration work is completed.                                 

                                                                                      (Siddheshwar Telugu)

Chief Public Relations Officer      

INTERNATIONAL LEVEL CROSSING AWARENESS DAY ON KONKAN RAILWAY

INTERNATIONAL LEVEL CROSSING AWARENESS DAY ON KONKAN RAILWAY

              International Level Crossing Awareness Day is being observed on Konkan Railway Route. As a part of International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD), Konkan Railway is observing Seven Days long drive w.e.f. 9th June, 2011, by organizing   Road Shows at various places in its route to educate Villagers, Passengers & Road Users, Checking the whistling habits of drivers, while approaching & passing through the Level Crossing by deputing Officers and Supervisors in the coach immediately after the Locos, Ensuring availability of Speed Breakers, Whistle Boards, Road Signages and Stop Boards, Joint Ambush Checks involving RPF at the Level Crossings and apprehending errant Road Users.  

           Every year International Union of Railways observers one day as the “International Level Crossing Awareness Day” on 9th June 2011. The International Level Crossing Day focuses on educational measures and promotion of safe behavior at and around Level Crossing.  

           Konkan Railway also hereby appeals to its esteemed public on Konkan Railway Route to kindly observe all Safety Precautions at the Level Crossing Gates and help us to serve them in a smooth and efficient manner, as we care for their precious lives. Konkan Railway has No Un-manned Level Crossing Gates on its route and no accident has taken place on its route during the last 10 years.  

                                                                                                   

                                                                                                 (Siddheshwar Telugu)                                                   

                                                                                           Chief Public Relations Officer

KONKAN RAILWAY INTRODUCES MONSOON TABLE WITH EFFECT FROM 10th JUNE-2011

 KONKAN RAILWAY INTRODUCES MONSOON TIME TABLE WITH EFFECT FROM 10th JUNE-2011

As per the practice in vogue, this year also Monsoon Time Table is being implemented on Konkan Railway Route w.e.f 10th June to 31st Oct’11 to provide safe passage to its trains during monsoon season. Monsoon timings will come into effect from 10 June, 2011 (i.e., train leaving from originating stations on 10-06-2011). There may be slight variation in these timings due to introduction of All India Time Table w.e.f 01.07.2010. Our esteemed Passengers may check the timings before undertaking journey.

Salient features of Monsoon Time Table:

·  Train No. 16337/16338 Okha-Ernakulam Bi-weekly Express will be partially cancelled between Hapa-Okha-Hapa.

·Departure timings of the following trains will be proponed & postponed from the originating point:-

Train No.

Exiting Dep. Timings

Revised Dep. w.e.f.10/06/11

50401 Ratnagiri-Dadar passenger

06.10 hrs

05.30 hrs

10104 Madgaon-CSTM Mondovi Express

09.30 hrs  

08.30 hrs

12617 Ernakulam-Nizamuddin Mangala Exp

13.05 hrs  

10.45 hrs

12052 Madgaon-CSTM Janshatabdi Exp

14.30 hrs  

12.10 hrs

12620 Mangalore-LTT Matsyagandha Exp

14.40 hrs  

12.50 hrs

10112 Madgaon-CSTM Konkankanya Exp

18.00 hrs  

16.45 hrs

50108 Madgaon-Sawantwadi Passenger            

07.15 hrs  

06.15 hrs

50106 Sawantwadi-Diva Passenger                     

09.15 hrs  

08.10 hrs

12449 Madgaon-Nizamuddin Goa Sampark Kranti Exp.                                     

11.20 hrs  

12.25 hrs

12134 Mangalore-CSTM Express

14.00 hrs  

16.45 hrs

 Detailed timings are available on KRCL Website www.konkanrailway.com

                                                                                  

                                                                                                                    Chief Public Relations Officer

SPECIAL TRAINS ON KONKAN RAILWAY ROUTE

SPECIAL TRAINS ON KONKAN RAILWAY ROUTE FOR ITS  MOST  ESTEEMED & VALUABLE PASSENGERS

In co-ordination with Central Railway, Konkan Railway has decided to run    Special Train on 09/06/2011 between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CSTM) – Madgaon and to extend the services of Train No. 01095/01096 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CSTM) – Mangalore (Tri Weekly) up to 01/07/2011 on path and timings of 12133/12134 with its  New Number (02133/02134) for the  most valuable and esteemed passengers travelling on  Konkan Railway Route  to clear extra rush of passengers.. The details of these train services are as under:

Train No.

From

To

Departure / Arrival

Date

02051

CSTM

Madgaon

12:30 / 00:05

09/06/2011

Halts :  The train will  halt  at Dadar, Thane, Panvel, Roha, Khed, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Kankavali, Kudal, Sawantwadi Rd, Pernem, Thivim & Karmali. The train will have 11 coaches.  The composition of the train will be Eight 2S, One CC and Two SLR Coach.                  

                                                                                                                                                                     

Train No.

From

To

Departure / Arrival

Date

02133

CSTM

Mangalore

22:15/ 12:25

Timings w.e.f. 10/06/2011

22:15 / 15:15

09/06/2011, 11/06/2011, 14/06/2011, 16/06/2011, 18/06/2011, 21/06/2011, 23/06/2011, 25/06/2011, 28/06/2011, 30/06/2011

02134

Mangalore

CSTM

14:00/04:30

Timings w.e.f. 10/06/2011

16:45 / 11:30

10/06/2011, 12/06/2011, 15/06/2011, 17/06/2011, 19/06/2011, 22/06/2011, 24/06/2011, 26/06/2011, 29/06/2011, 01/07/2011

 Halts:   The train will halt at Thane, Panvel, Roha, Ratnagiri, Kankavali, Madgaon, Karwar, Kumta, Mookambika Rd Byndoor, Udupi, Suratkal, & Thokur.  The train will have 16 coaches.  The composition of the train will be Eight Sleeper Coaches, One AC-2 Tier, Three AC 3-Tiers, Two General, One SLR and One SLRD Coach.         

                                                                                                        

                                                                                               (Siddheshwar Telugu)                                             

                                                                                       Chief Public Relations Officer

DADAR-SAWANTWADI SPECIAL TRAIN EXTENDED UPTO 30-06-2011

DADAR-SAWANTWADI SPECIAL TRAINEXTENDED UPTO 30-06-2011

FOR ITS ESTEEMED & VALUABLE PASSENGERS

 Konkan Railway had decided to run a Special train between Dadar- Sawantwadi (Reserved Special) in co-ordination with Central Railway, specially taking into account heavy rush in trains for the convenience of its most valued and esteemed passengers on Konkan Railway Route.

Accordingly it has now been decided to extend the services of Train No. 01013 / 01014 Dadar – Sawantwadi - Dadar upto 30/06/2011. The details of these train services are as under:

Train No.

From

To

Departure / Arrival

Date

01013

Dadar

Sawantwadi

23.55/12.10 Hrs.

06/06/2011 to 30/06/2011

01014

Sawantwadi

Dadar

17.30/ 06.30 Hrs.

07/06/2011 to 01/07/2011

                                                                                                                          

                                                                                    (Siddheshwar Telugu)

                                                                               Chief Public Relations Officer