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Today (01:14)  SER TO RUN 22 PAIRS OF WINTER SPECIAL TRAINS BETWEEN SHALIMAR –BHANJPUR AND BHANJPUR-PURI (www.ser.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Kolkata, 13th December 2017:
To clear the extra rush of passengers during winter, South Eastern Railway has decided to run eleven pairs of Weekly Special trains between Shalimar-Bhanjpur-Shalimar during the period from 15.12.17 to 25.02.18 and another eleven pairs of special trains between Bhanjpur-Puri-Bhanjpur during the period from 15.12.17 to 24.02.18.
Shalimar-Bhanjpur-Shalimar Special (11 Pairs)
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17:35 hrs will reach Bhanjpur at 22:45 hrs, the same day. In the return direction, the Special Train (08094) will leave Bhanjpur every Sundayat 06:15 hrs and will arrive Shalimar at 12:20 hrs, the same day.
The Special train having six General Second Class coaches will have stoppages at Santragachi, Panskura, Kharagpur, Belda, Jaleswar, Basta, Rupsa, Jugpura, Betnoti, Krishnachandrapur and Baripada between Shalimar and Bhanjpur.

Bhanjpur-Puri-Bhanjpur Special (11 Pairs)
The Special Train (08091) leaving Bhanjpur every Friday at 23:50 hrs will reach Puri at 06:30 hrs, the next day. In the return direction, the Special Train (08092) will leave Puri every Saturdayat 22:45 hrs and will arrive Bhanjpur at 04:45 hrs, the next day.
The Special train having six General Second Class coaches will have stoppages at Baripada, Betnoti, Rupsa, Balasore, Soro, Bhadrak, Jajpur-Keonjhar Road, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Khurda Road between Bhanjpur and Puri.
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Today (01:09)  CONCOR may launch a container train service between India & Bangladesh (m.economictimes.com)
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Container Corporation of India Ltd (CONCOR), a Navratna PSU under the Railway ministry, is awaiting green signal from Bangladesh to launch a container train service between the two countries, according to CONCOR chairman, V Kalyana Rama.
Once the container protocol is established, container movement from India to Bangladesh will start happening, Mr Rama said at the 10th Logistics Colloquium organised by industry body, CII in the city on Thursday. "We are waiting for a response from Bangladesh," he added.
CONCOR had signed an MoU with Container Company of Bangladesh Ltd (CCBL) in April
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this year during Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to New Delhi.
According to the CONCOR official direct movement of containerised cargo by train will slash trade costs and also make the entire transportation exercise more organized.
Mr Rama also said that CONCOR is in the process of developing logistics centres in public-private partnership (PPP) mode across the country. These logistic centres will have infrastructure for both industrial and agri goods and will add 15 million square feet of warehousing and space.
According to him, warehousing remains a major bottleneck in India. While the US, where the population is one fourth of India's, has created warehousing 4.4 billion square feet, India has managed to set up only a fourth of that.
Mr Rama also said that the sector which is the worst sufferer of inefficient logistics is agriculture. A huge amount of farm products go waste as a result, he observed. Capacity building in logistics infrastructure is a must for the country's economic growth, he said. "Use of hardware and software sector is also important for increasing customers' satisfaction. At CONCOR, we are looking at customer value creation," Mr Rama said, adding that there is need for a multi-modal logistics infrastructure.
  
Today (01:01)  CHANGES IN PATTERN OF SUBURBAN TRAIN SERVICES on 16th & 17th December 2017 (www.sr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Due to Line Block to facilitate engineering works between Chennai Beach – Royapuram, changes will be made in the pattern of suburban train services on 16th & 17thDecember, 2017 as explained below.
A. The following suburban train service, scheduled to reach Chennai Beach / Velachery, will be diverted to MMC o­n 16th& 17th December, 2017.
·Kadambattur – Chennai Beach / Velachery EMU local, scheduled to leave Kadambattur at 12.05 hrs. will be diverted to MMC o­n 16th & 17th December, 2017.
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The following suburban train services will be partially cancelled between Avadi – Chennai Beach / Velachery o­n 16th& 17 December, 2017.
1.Thiruvallur – Chennai Beach / Velachery EMU local, scheduled to leave Thiruvallur at 13.40 hrs. will be partially cancelled between Avadi – Chennai Beach / Velachery.This train will run from Thiruvallur to Avadi o­nly.
2.Velachery / Chennai Beach – Pattabiram E Depot EMU local, scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 13.50 hrs. will be partially cancelled between Velachery / Chennai Beach – Avadi.This train will run from Avadi to Pattabiram E Depot o­nly.
C.The following suburban train services, scheduled to be operated from Velachery / Chennai Beach, will instead be operated from MMC o­n 16th & 17thDecember, 2017.
1.Velachery / Chennai Beach – Tiruttani EMU local, scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 12.10 hrs. will be operated from MMC.The train will leave MMC at 12.00 hrs.
2.Velachery / Chennai Beach – Arakkonam EMU local, scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 14.25 hrs. will be operated from MMC.The train will leave MMC at 14.30 hrs.
3.Velachery / Chennai Beach – Sulurpeta EMU local, scheduled to leave Chennai Beach at 14.40 hrs. will be operated from MMC.The train will leave MMC at 14.45 hrs.
  
Today (00:57)  CHANGES IN PATTERN OF SUBURBAN TRAIN SERVICES - IN CHENNAI - SULURPETA SECTION (www.sr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Due to Line Block to facilitate engineering works at Ponneri Yard in Chennai – Gummidipundi section, changes will be made in the pattern of suburban train services on 16th& 17th December, 2017 as explained below.
A.The following suburban trains will be partiallycancelled o­n 16th & 17th December, 2017.
1.MMC – Gummidipundi EMU locals, scheduled to leave MMC at 10.25, 11.35, 12.20 & 13.25 hrs. will be partially cancelled between Minjur – Gummidipundi.These trains will run from MMC to Minjur o­nly.
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– Sulurpeta EMU local, scheduled to leave MMC at 12.40 hrs. will be partially cancelled between Minjur – Sulurpeta.This train will run from MMC to Minjur o­nly.
1.Gummidipundi – MMC EMU local, scheduled to leave Gummidipundi at 11.20 hrs. will be partially cancelled between Gummidipundi – Minjur.This train will run from Minjur to MMC o­nly.
2.Sulurpeta – MMC EMU local, scheduled to leave Sulurpeta at 11.15 hrs. will be partially cancelled between Gummidipundi – MMC.This train will run from Sulurpeta to Gummidipundi o­nly.
3.Sulurpeta – MMC EMU local, scheduled to leave Sulurpeta at 13.15 hrs. will be partially cancelled between Sulurpeta – Minjur.This train will run from Minjur to MMC o­nly.
B.The following suburban trains will be fully cancelled o­n 16th& 17th December, 2017.
·Gummidipundi – MMC EMU locals, scheduled to leave Gummidipundi at 12.55 & 13.35 hrs. will be fully cancelled.
  
Today (00:54)  GOLDEN ROCK WORKSHOP WINS FIRST PRIZE IN RAILWAY WORKSHOP SECTOR FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION (www.sr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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The period from 08th to 14th December, 2017 is being observed as Energy Conservation Week.And, 14th December, 2017 is celebrated as National Energy Conservation Day.

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency under Government of India helps in development of policies and strategies in order to reduce the use of energy.

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Energy Conservation Day in India is celebrated to create awareness among people about the importance of energy and conserving energy.Energy can be conserved by using less energy / avoiding wastage of energy.Energy should be used efficiently.

On the occasion of celebration of National Energy Conservation Day o­n 14th December, 2017 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Hon’ble President of India presented awards to the various winners of Energy Conservation Awards.It is a matter of pride that The Golden Rock Workshop in Tiruchchirappalli has won the First Prize in Railway Workshop Sector for Energy Conservation.Shri A.K. Kathpal, Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer, Southern Railway received the award from the President of India today (14.12.2017) in the presence of Shri R.K. Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Power and New & Renewable Energy, Govt. of India.


The Golden Rock Workshop, Tiruchchirappalli

Many Laurels:

The Golden Rock Workshop in Tiruchchirappalli is an important workshop of Indian Railways.This workshop started functioning in the year 1928.

The activities of Golden Rock Workshop are multifarious.This workshop is engaged in manufacturing different types of wagons including Container Flat Wagons and Stainless Steel BOXN HL Wagons.

Golden Rock Workshop has manufactured ‘X Class Steam Locomotives’.This workshop also takes up Periodical Overhauling of Locomotives and overhauls upto 140 locomotives per year for both railway & non-railway customers.This workshop is also carrying out modification activities for export locomotives since 1993.Considering the competency of Golden Rock Workshop, IRCON & RITES have assigned various orders for export of locomotives to several countries including Malaysia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Sudan and Tanzania.

A pioneer in taking up path-breaking initiatives, Golden Rock Workshop has obtained many certifications.This was the first repair workshop in Indian Railways to obtain ISO 9001 certification in the year 1996 and since has guided various workshops and sheds all over Indian Railways to improve their standards.Subsequently, this workshop also got certification for Integrated Management System (IMS).Golden Rock Workshop also obtained the certification for Energy Management System ISO 50001 during September, 2016.
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