Minister of Railways & Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal announced extension of 22 pairs of train services running on Indian Railways’ system in Rail Bhavan today.
These will provide additional connectivity between various places in the country.
Chairman, Railway Board, Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav, Member Traffic, Railway Board, Shri Girish Pillai and other senior officers were present on the occasion.
Speaking of the occasion, Shri Piyush Goyal said, to reduce additional lie-over time of the trains and emphasising on “sweating the assets”, we have decided extension of numerous trains across various Zones of Indian Railways.
He added that the first successful experiment of extension was introduced on Gatiman Express, which was extended from Agra to Gwalior and then to Jhansi.
Accordingly, the following extension of 22 pairs of train services will help in development of these areas and will also help to utilize our resources to the full extent.
18107/18108 Rourkela-Koraput Express Jagdalpur Jeypore, Kotapar Road
14369/24369-14370/24370 Bareilly-Singrauli/ Shaktinagar Express Tanakpur Bareilly city, Izzatnagar, Pilibhit, Majhola Pakariya
14630/14629 Firozpur-Ludhiana Cantt Sutluj Express Chandigarh Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar (Mohali), New Morinda
24887/24888 Barmer-Haridwar Link Express Rishikesh Raiwala
18213/18214 Durg-Jaipur Express Ajmer Durgapura
19710/19709 Kamakhya-Jaipur Kaviguru Express Udaipur Ajmer, Bhilwara, Chanderiya, Mavli, Ranapratapnagar
20889/20890 Howrah-Vijayawada Humsafar Express Tirupati Ongole, Nellore, Renigunta
22604/22603 Villupuram-Kharagpur Express Purulia (for 01 day) Hijli, Midnapore, Bishnupur, Bankura, Adra
18416/18415 Puri-Barbil Express Rourkela Kendposi, Chaibasa, Chakradharpur, Manoharpur
22632/22631 Bikaner-Chennai Anuvrat Express Madurai Chennai Egmore, Tambram, Chengalpattu, Villupuram, Vriddhachalam, Ariyalur, Srirangam, Tiruchchirappalli, Dindigul, Kodaikanal Road.
22913/22914 Bandra (T)-Patna Humsafar Express Saharsa Begusarai, Khagaria
12473/12474 Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra-Ahmedabad Sarvodaya Express Gandhidham Viramgam, Dharangdhara, Samakhayali
19301/19302 Yesvantpur-Indore Express Dr Ambedkar Nagar (Mhow) Nil
66019/66020 Salem-Katpadi MEMU Arakkonam Mukundarayapuramm, Walajah Road, Sholinghur
68433/68434 Cuttack-Brahampur MEMU Ichchapuram All stations en-route
64511/64512 Saharanpur-Nangal Dam MEMU Una himachal All stations en-route
67249/67250 Secunderabad-Tandur MEMU Chittapur Mantatti, Nawandgi, Kurgunta, Seram, Malkhaid Road
79457/79458/79459/79460 Surendranagar-Dhrangdhara DEMU Botad Kundli, Ranpur, Chuda, Limbdi, Wadhwan City, Jorawarnagar, Surendranagar Gate,
74906/74907 Udhampur-Jammu Tawi DEMU Pathankot All Stations En-Route
77673/77674 Mirylaguda-Kacheguda DEMU Nadikude Kondrapole Halt, Vishnupuram, Pondugula
59121/59120 Pratap Nagar-Chhota Udaipur Passenger Moti Sadli Padaliya Road
58526/58525 Visakhapatnam-Palasa Passenger Brahampur All stations en-route
All these extensions have been planned by utilizing the lie-over periods of the existing trains at their respective terminating stations.
These extensions will help in more gainful utilization of Coaching Stock and will augment revenue of Indian Railways.
The above trains are extended using present assets with maximum utilization.