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Yesterday (10:57) Daily festival special express between Tirupati – Kolhapur (allaboutbelgaum.com)
New/Special Trains
SWR/South Western
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News Entry# 423309  Blog Entry# 4763268   
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Oct 31 2020 (10:57)
Station Tag: Ghataprabha/GPB added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 31 2020 (10:57)
Station Tag: Miraj Junction/MRJ added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 31 2020 (10:57)
Station Tag: Guntakal Junction/GTL added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 31 2020 (10:57)
Station Tag: Ballari Junction (Bellary)/BAY added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 31 2020 (10:57)
Station Tag: Hosapete Junction (Hospet)/HPT added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 31 2020 (10:57)
Station Tag: Koppal/KBL added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 31 2020 (10:57)
Station Tag: Gadag Junction/GDG added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 31 2020 (10:57)
Station Tag: Dharwad/DWR added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 31 2020 (10:57)
Station Tag: Hubballi Junction (Hubli)/UBL added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 31 2020 (10:57)
Station Tag: Belagavi (Belgaum)/BGM added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 31 2020 (10:57)
Train Tag: Haripriya Festival Special/07416 added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335
Railways has decided to run Train No. 07415/07416 Tirupati – Shri Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus Kolhapur – Tirupati Festival Special Express in view of Durga Puja, Deepawali and Chhath Puja as detailed below:-
Train No. 07415 Tirupati – Shri Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus Kolhapur Festival Special Express will depart daily from Tirupati at 21:00 hrs and arrive Shri Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus Kolhapur at 16:35 hrs on the next day with effect commencing journey from Tirupati from 28.10.2020 to 16.11.2020.
Enroute the train will have stoppages at Renigunta – 21:20/21:22 hrs, Cuddapah –
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23:18/23:20 hrs, Yerraguntla – 00:03/00:05 hrs, Tadipatri – 01:18/01:20 hrs, Gooty – 02:08/02:10 hrs, Guntakal – 02:58/03:00 hrs, Ballari – 04:20/04:25 hrs, Toranagallu – 04:54/04:55 hrs, Hosapete – 05:30/05:35 hrs, Koppal – 06:14/06:15 hrs, Gadag – 07:13/07:15 hrs, Hubballi – 08:25/08:35 hrs, Dharwad – 09:04/09:05 hrs, Alnavar – 09:39/09:40 hrs, Londa – 10:24/10:25 hrs, Khanapur – 10:49/10:50 hrs, Belagavi – 11:25/11:30 hrs, Ghatprabha – 12:43/12:45 hrs, Raybag – 13:14/13:15 hrs, Kudachi – 13:34/13:35 hrs, Miraj – 14:55/15:15 hrs and Hatkanagale –15:39/15:40 hrs.
In the return direction Train No. 07416 Shri Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus Kolhapur – Tirupati Festival Special Express will depart daily from Shri Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus Kolhapur at 11:30 hrs and arrive Tirupati at 08:00 hrs on the next day with effect commencing journey from Shri Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus Kolhapur from 30.10.2020 to 18.11.2020.
Enroute the train will have stoppages at Hatkanagale – 11:59/12:00 hrs, Miraj – 13:10/13:20 hrs, Kudachi – 13:53/13:55 hrs, Raybag – 14:14/14:15 hrs, Ghatprabha – 14:43/14:45 hrs, Belagavi – 15:45/15:50 hrs, Khanapur – 16:14/16:15 hrs, Londa – 16:49/16:50 hrs, Alnavar – 17:39/17:40 hrs, Dharwad – 18:20/18:22 hrs, Hubballi – 19:10/19:20 hrs, Gadag – 20:28/20:30 hrs, Koppal – 21:33/21:35 hrs, Hosapete – 22:38/22:40 hrs, Toranagallu – 23:28/23:30 hrs, Ballari – 00:28/00:30 hrs, Guntakal – 01:30/01:40 hrs, Gooty – 02:13/02:15 hrs, Tadipatri – 02:53/02:55 hrs, Yerraguntla – 04:03/04:05 hrs, Cuddapah – 04:53/04:55 hrs and Renigunta – 07:13/07:15 hrs.
The train will have a composition of 21 coaches i.e. ONE 1st AC cum AC 2 – Tier Coach, ONE AC 2 – Tier Coach, THREE AC 3 – Tier Coaches, TWELVE Second Class Sleeper Coaches, TWO General Second Class Coaches and TWO Second Class Luggage Cum Brake Vans.
With notification of above 2 trains, total 64 festival special trains will be run by SWR to various destinations within the Country.
Above festival special trains will be fully reserved services. Hand sanitization, thermal screening of passengers, social distancing, wearing of face cover/mask by passengers and other health protocol will be scrupulously followed.
Yesterday (10:37) Hubballi to have world's longest railway platform soon (www.deccanherald.com)
New Facilities/Technology
SWR/South Western
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News Entry# 423307  Blog Entry# 4763244   
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Oct 31 2020 (10:37)
Station Tag: Hubballi Junction (Hubli)/UBL added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335
The railway station at Hubballi will soon have the longest railway platform in the world. 
At present, the length of the platform is 550 metres, and it was earlier decided to increase it to 1,400 metres. The South-Western Railway (SWR) later decided to increase the length to 1,505 metres.
At present, the 1,366 metre-long platform at Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, which is the headquarters of the North-Eastern Railway (NER), is the longest railway platform in the world. The platform was renovated in 2013.
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platform in Hubballi is being extended at a cost of Rs 90 crore and the work is expected to be completed by the end of January 2021.
"The work was expected to be completed in June, but there was shortage of labourers due to Covid-19 situation. Now, more than 250 labourers are working, and the project will be completed by January end," said SWR chief public relations officer E Vijaya.

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Oct 24 (21:29) Soon, Indian Railways to deliver passengers' baggage home (www.deccanherald.com)
New Facilities/Technology
NR/Northern
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News Entry# 422652  Blog Entry# 4757729   
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Oct 24 2020 (21:29)
Station Tag: Gurgaon/GGN added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 24 2020 (21:29)
Station Tag: Ghaziabad Junction/GZB added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 24 2020 (21:29)
Station Tag: Delhi Sarai Rohilla/DEE added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 24 2020 (21:29)
Station Tag: Delhi Cantt./DEC added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 24 2020 (21:29)
Station Tag: New Delhi/NDLS added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 24 2020 (21:29)
Station Tag: Old Delhi Junction/DLI added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335
A nominal fee, depending on the distance and weight, will be charged for the service, which will be app-based
Indian Railways will soon launch the 'Bags on Wheels' scheme, where it will deliver passengers' baggage from the railway station to their homes and vice versa.
The scheme will be first launched in the Delhi Division of Northern Railway at Delhi Junction, New Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Delhi Cantt, Delhi Sarai Rohilla, Ghaziabad and Gurgaon stations.
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nominal fee, depending on the distance and weight, will be charged for the service, which will be app-based.
"Using the BOW app (to be available for Android & iPhone users), passengers can raise their demand for carrying their luggage to the railway station or to their home. The luggage will be picked up by the contractor in a secured manner and delivered to the coach/home,” Rajiv Chaudhry, general manager Northern, and North Central Railways said.
The railways have awarded the contract to a firm for the service which is expected to start it soon, said an official.
The firm will provide door-to-door service to railway passengers on a nominal fee for hassle-free and smooth handling and transportation of luggage from the passenger’s home to the passenger’s coach and vice-versa, said the official.
The scheme would be useful to passengers, especially senior citizens, divyangjan, and women travelling alone, Chaudhry said.
"The delivery of the luggage would be ensured prior to departure of the train to provide ease of travelling experience to passengers," he said.
Upon the success of Delhi the division experiment, the railways wants to extend the scheme to other areas also, said an official.
Oct 23 (11:30) Golden Chariot to roll again from Jan (www.deccanherald.com)
Tourism
SWR/South Western
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News Entry# 422466  Blog Entry# 4756192   
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Oct 23 2020 (11:31)
Station Tag: Beluru/BELUR added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 23 2020 (11:31)
Station Tag: Hassan Junction/HAS added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 23 2020 (11:31)
Station Tag: Vasco-da-Gama/VSG added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 23 2020 (11:31)
Station Tag: Madgaon Junction/MAO added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 23 2020 (11:31)
Station Tag: Hosapete Junction (Hospet)/HPT added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 23 2020 (11:31)
Station Tag: Badami/BDM added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 23 2020 (11:31)
Station Tag: Chikkamagaluru/CMGR added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 23 2020 (11:31)
Station Tag: Mysuru Junction (Mysore)/MYS added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335
IRCTC takes over marketing and operations of luxury train from KSTDC
Karnataka’s plush luxury train, the Golden Chariot, is ready to resume operations in January.
Run by the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC), the train was stopped last year, with the authorities citing dwindling business and high costs.
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) took over the marketing and operations in
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early 2000, but the pandemic came in the way of resuming operations.
“The IRCTC runs Maharaja Express and has the experience of making luxury trains profitable. KSTDC still owns the train and we are working jointly to promote it,” an IRCTC official from the Bengaluru corporate office told Metrolife. At the moment, renovation and maintenance is underway. The refurbished train is set to roll on January 17, 2021.
New, improved
The Golden Chariot boasts a spa and fitness centre, two restaurants, 13 double bed cabins, and 30 twin bed cabins (one for specially abled passengers), all spread over 18 coaches. 
The restoration, now in progress, makes the train swankier than ever before, with new upholstery, refurbished rooms and bathrooms, new linen and cutlery.
Every cabin has a smart TV with complimentary Wi-Fi. CCTVs and fire precautions are being upgraded.
“It is like a five-star hotel on tracks. We have designed everything such a way that the guest does not feel the need to step out for anything, except to explore the destination at which the train has halted,” the official says. 
Covid norms
New safety norms are in place. Coaches and passenger luggage are disinfected at regular intervals, and restaurants disinfected after every meal, the official says. Staff get sanitation kits, masks, gloves and sanitisers are provided in each room. 
Packages
The first tour starts from January 2021 and the season ends in March. The train will be to and from Bengaluru.
Tourists have a choice of three packages:
Pride of Karnataka: Six nights, seven days. Itinerary covers Bandipur National Park, Mysuru, Halebidu, Chikmagalur, Aihole, Pattadakal, Hampi and Goa.
Jewels of South: Six nights, seven days. Itinerary covers Mysuru, Hampi, Mahabalipuram, Thanjavur, Chettinad, Kumarakom and Kochi. 
Glimpses of Karnataka: Three nights, four days. Itinerary covers Bandipur, Mysore and Hampi.
“We have handpicked destinations that are accessible, clean and enjoyable. The real star of the journey is the train and we want people to enjoy it in its entirety,” says an IRCTC official. 
What’s the Golden Chariot?Golden Chariot commenced operations in 2008, as a joint initiative between the Karnataka government and the railway ministry. Designed on the lines of ‘Palace on Wheels’, this luxury train connects tourist spots in Karnataka, Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry. It is named after the iconic stone chariot at the Vitthala Temple in Hampi.
Huge discounts this yearThe Golden Chariot covers places in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala before returning to Bengaluru.While luxury trains usually target international passengers, this year, the spotlight is on domestic travellers.Normally, the ticket costs about Rs 4 lakh for a seven-day trip on the Golden Chariot. The current packages allow two passengers to travel at the same cost, by allowing a 50 per cent discount on companion bookings.Guests can now choose to travel for two nights- three days on any of journeys for just Rs 59,999 per person. An online booking discount of 35 per cent is also being offered now. People can make bookings by visiting an IRCTC office, or through their website (www.irctc.co.in).To know more, visit www.goldenchariot.org or call 85959 31291.
Fewer on boardThe train will carry 24 to 70 passengers as opposed to the full capacity of 144 passengers.

Oct 23 (10:36) SWR officials inspect of progress of works at Belagavi station building and yard development (allaboutbelgaum.com)
New Facilities/Technology
SWR/South Western
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News Entry# 422464  Blog Entry# 4756152   
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Oct 23 2020 (10:37)
Station Tag: Belagavi (Belgaum)/BGM added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335
Stations:  Belagavi (Belgaum)/BGM  
Shri Ajay Kumar Singh, GM/SWR along with railway officials today inspected the progress of work at Belagavi station building and coaching terminal facilities today. Shri Singh was accompanied by Shri Arvind Malkhede, DRM/UBL, Shri T V Bhushan, CE/CN/UBL and Assistant General Manager, Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. and other branch officers.
Work of station building and Coaching terminal was progressing well and due to the recent pandemic target for completion of works at Belagavi was being targeted to be completed by March 2022. The work is being executed by Rail Vikas Nigam Limited. Along with new station building at main entrance, second entry is also coming up.
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depot is also being provided at Belagavi that will enable starting of trains from Belagavi. This will help in increasing more number of trains from Belagavi as maintenance at Belagavi will reduce dependency on other cities for train maintenance.
In addition to establish setup for coach maintenance, sick line and pit line are also coming up. These works are being taken up under doubling of Londa – Miraj section. Total cost of works are approximately Rs. 175 Cr.
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