Wednesday, May 20, 2009

PNR

You can now SMS PNR number to 139 to find out the status of your ticket position .

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Holiday special on Kalka-Shimla Train

Source : http://www.worldjute.com/wj_rail2.html
New Delhi/ Shimla May 5, 2009:


The Indian railways has started a holiday special train on Kalka-Shimla track. There are already five toy trains operating on this 96-km narrow gauge heritage track. The holiday special is now the sixth on this mountain route. It arrives in Shimla at noon.
The first holiday special left Kalka on Saturday. Railway officials say the new train is running full. Besides tourists from across the country, foreign tourists also head to the hills of Himachal Pradesh to escape the intense heat of the plains. Even though trains on the Kalka-Shimla heritage track take much longer than a car or bus journey, the toy train is still preferred by many, particularly by foreigners, as it offers scenic views.
The narrow winding track was built during the colonial British rule. Lord Curzon, British viceroy, started the first train in 1903. The track rises from 650 m in Kalka to almost 2,100 m above sea level in Shimla. It passes through 103 tunnels, 969 bridges, 919 curves and 18 railway stations.Unesco accorded the world heritage status to this century-old-route a year ago.



Saturday, April 25, 2009

Latest Railway information

Revision of Fares with effect from 01-04-2009

The identification details are not required at the time of booking now .

The ID card will be required during journey.

One of the passenger booked on an e-ticket should have any of the five identity cards(Voter identity card/Passport/ Pan card/Driving license/Photo I/d card of Central/State Government issued to their employees) during train journey in original.


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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Special train yeswanthpur to nagercoil

Special trains will be run between Yeshwantpur and Nagercoil to clear the extra rush during holidays.

Train 0651 Yeshwantpur-Nagercoil Special will leave Yeshwantpur at 9 pm on Dec 27, Jan 3, 10 and 17 and reach Nagercoil at 1 pm the next day. Train 0652 Nagercoil-Yeshwantpur Special will leave Nagercoil at 3 pm on Dec 28, Jan 4, 11 and 18 and reach Yeshwantpur at 8.25 am the next day. It will run from Yeshwantpur via Banaswadi, Hosur, Dharmapuri, Salem, Erode, Karur, Dindigul Madurai, Virudnagar, Satur, Kovilpatti, Vanchimaniyachi, Tirunelveli and Vallyur to reach Nagercoil.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

India's first bullet train

The ministry of railways has floated a global tender for conducting a pre-feasibility study for constructing two corridors at the Delhi-Chandigarh-Amritsar”and Pune-Mumbai-Ahmedabad”sections of Indian Railways.

Railway officials said construction work for the project would take at least five years to complete.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Delhi-Bangalore-Delhi Train timings

New Delhi to Bangalore
 
Train No           :     2628
Train Name     :    KARNATAKA EXP
Departure        :    21:15
Arrival              :   13:40
Runs on            :    M T W TH F S SU


New Delhi to Bangalore

Train No          :     2650
Train Name     :    KARNATAKA SAMPARK KRANTHI EXP
Departure        :    06:45
Arrival              :   19:00
Runs on            :    M T- TH - S SU

Bangalore to New Delhi
 

Train No          :     2627
Train Name     :    KARNATAKA EXP
Departure        :    19:20
Arrival              :   10:35
Runs on            :    M T W TH F S SU

Bangalore to New Delhi

Train No          :     2649
Train Name     :    KARNATAKA SAMPARK KRANTHI EXP
Departure        :    22:20
Arrival              :   09:20
Runs on            :    M - W - F S SU


Please check train timing before the journey.
Train timings are subject to change without prior notice.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Indian Railways Tender

Readers are requested to visit the following websites for Railways related tender informations.

Indian Railways Tender Website

All India Tender News

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Abhinav Bindra - Indian Shooter

India's first ever individual Olympic gold medallist Shooter Abhinav Bindra's gold medal winning performance in the Beijing Olympics has got him free rail travel by air-conditioned first class for the rest of his life.

Railway Minister Lalu Prasad on Monday announced a free lifetime train travel pass for him which is valid for first class AC travel by all the trains including Shatabdi and Rajdhani trains.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Indian Rail System

Indian Railways are the largest rail network in Asia and the world's second largest under one management. Indian Railways is a multi-gauge, multi-traction system covering over 1 lakh track kilometres,3800 yards, 2400 goodsheds and 750 repair shops. Its has got around 8500 locomotives, 40,000 coaching vehicles and 3.6 lakh freight wagons.

The work force is approx. 22 lakhs and it runs some 11,500 trains everyday, including 7,200 passenger trains.Freight traffic on Indian Railways has registered an impressive growth in the last four decades.

PTI News : National