Extension Of 22 Pairs Of Trains Announced

Minister of Railways & Coal, Piyush Goyal announced extension of 22 pairs of train services in Rail Bhavan on Wednesday. These will provide additional connectivity between various places in the country.

Speaking of the occasion, the Minister 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.

The extension and scheduled stoppages on the extended portions are as under:-

S. No.

Train no. And name

Extension upto

Stoppages on extended portion

1.

18107/18108 Rourkela-Koraput Express

Jagdalpur

Jeypore, Kotapar Road

2.

14369/24369-14370/24370 Bareilly-Singrauli/ Shaktinagar Express

Tanakpur

Bareilly city, Izzatnagar, Pilibhit, Majhola Pakariya

3.

14630/14629 Firozpur-Ludhiana Cantt Sutluj Express

Chandigarh

Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar (Mohali), New Morinda

4.

24887/24888 Barmer-Haridwar Link Express

Rishikesh

Raiwala

5.

18213/18214 Durg-Jaipur Express

Ajmer

Durgapura

6.

19710/19709 Kamakhya-Jaipur Kaviguru Express

Udaipur

Ajmer, Bhilwara, Chanderiya, Mavli, Ranapratapnagar

7.

20889/20890 Howrah-Vijayawada Humsafar Express

Tirupati

Ongole, Nellore, Renigunta

8.

22604/22603 Villupuram-Kharagpur Express

Purulia (for 01 day)

Hijli, Midnapore, Bishnupur, Bankura, Adra

9.

18416/18415 Puri-Barbil Express

Rourkela

Kendposi, Chaibasa, Chakradharpur, Manoharpur

10.

22632/22631 Bikaner-Chennai Anuvrat Express

Madurai

Chennai Egmore, Tambram, Chengalpattu, Villupuram, Vriddhachalam, Ariyalur, Srirangam, Tiruchchirappalli, Dindigul, Kodaikanal Road.

11.

22913/22914 Bandra (T)-Patna Humsafar Express

Saharsa

Begusarai, Khagaria

12.

12473/12474 Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra-Ahmedabad Sarvodaya Express

Gandhidham

Viramgam, Dharangdhara, Samakhayali

13.

19301/19302 Yesvantpur-Indore Express

Dr Ambedkar Nagar (Mhow)

Nil

14.

66019/66020 Salem-Katpadi MEMU

Arakkonam

Mukundarayapuramm, Walajah Road, Sholinghur

15.

68433/68434 Cuttack-Brahampur MEMU

Ichchapuram

All stations en-route

16.

64511/64512 Saharanpur-Nangal Dam MEMU

Una himachal

All stations en-route

17.

67249/67250 Secunderabad-Tandur MEMU

Chittapur

Mantatti, Nawandgi, Kurgunta, Seram, Malkhaid Road

18.

79457/79458/79459/79460 Surendranagar-Dhrangdhara DEMU

Botad

Kundli, Ranpur, Chuda, Limbdi, Wadhwan City, Jorawarnagar, Surendranagar Gate, Surendranagar

19.

74906/74907 Udhampur-Jammu Tawi DEMU

Pathankot

All Stations En-Route

20.

77673/77674 Mirylaguda-Kacheguda DEMU

Nadikude

Kondrapole Halt, Vishnupuram, Pondugula

21.

59121/59120 Pratap Nagar-Chhota Udaipur Passenger

Moti Sadli

Padaliya Road

22.

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.

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