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JULY-2021

Saturday, July 24, 2021
RUN SPECIAL TRAINS BETWEEN GUNUPUR- VISAKHAPATNAM In view of demand from the public and to provide a comfortable journey to the passengers, railways decided to run special trains between Gunupur- Visakhapatnam as detailed below The train No. 08522 Visakhapatnam-Gunupur special train will leave Visakhapatnam daily at 05.35hrs with effect from 27.07.2021 to till further advise which will reach Naupada Junction at 09.10hrs and departure at 09.30hrs and will reach Gunupur at 12.20hrs In return direction the train No. 08521 Gunupur- Visakhapatnam special train will leave Gunupur at 13.55hrs with effect from 27.07.2021 to till further advise which will reach Naupada Junction at 16.40hrs and departure at 17.00hrs and will reach Visakhapatnam at 20.45hrs.
LINKE HOFMANN BUSCH (LHB) COACHES TO VISAKHAPATNAM-NANDED-VISAKHAPATNAM SPECIAL EXPRESS In its endeavor to provide comfort and memorable journey to all the travelling passengers, East Coast Railway decided to induct modern Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches to Visakhapatnam-Nanded-Visakhapatnam special express with effect from 31.07.2021 East Coast Railway has taken several steps to initiate conversion of conventional coaches of important long distance trains with LHB coaches over its jurisdiction. The LHB coaches, based on German technology, offer better riding comfort, lighter in weight, have higher speed potential as well as higher carrying capacity. At present, Waltair Division converted Six rakes into LHB rakes and operates Visakhapatnam-New Delhi-Visakhapatnam AP Express, Visakhapatnam-Korba-Visakhapatnam express trains and Visakhapatnam-Tirupati-Cudappah with LHB coaches. This will give additional accommodation and more comfort to the pilgrims travelling to Tirupati. The train No. 08565 Visakhapatnam- Nanded Tri-weekly special express will run with revised composition of LHB coaches with effect from 31.07.2021 and the train No. 08566 Nanded-Visakhapatnam Tri-weekly special express will run with revised composition of LHB coaches with effect from 01.08.2021 This pair of special trains will have 17 LHB coaches comprising of 2nd AC-1, 3rd AC-3, Sleeper Class-6, Second Class-4, AC Pantry car coach-1 and Generator Motor car-1. Apart from these, more LHB coaches which have been allotted by the Railway Board for Visakhapatnam for the year 2020-21, will be deployed shortly in phased manner. East Coast Railway is taking all possible measures for the better service of the esteemed customers. With more number of LHB coaches in near future, will definitely enhance the passenger comfort and safety.

Friday, July 23, 2021
TRAINS CANCELLED AND SHORT TERMINATED DUE TO SAFETY RELATED WORKS Trains cancelled and short terminated due to safety related works Due to safety related modernization works in the Central Railway system between Igatpuri- Kalyan and Kalyan- Lonavala stations the following trains are cancelled, short-terminated as detailed below. CANCELLATION OF TRAINS: 1. The train No. 01019 CST-Mumbai–Bhubaneswar special train leaving CST-Mumbai on 22.07.2021 is cancelled 2. The train No. 01020 Bhubaneswar-CST-Mumbai special train leaving Bhubaneswar on 24.07.2021 is cancelled TRAINS SHORT TERMINATION 1. The train No. 01020 Bhubaneswar-CST-Mumbai special train leaving Bhubaneswar on 22.07.2021 will be short terminated at Lonavala 2. The train No. 08519 Visakhapatnam-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus special train leaving Visakhapatnam on 20.07.2021 will be short terminated at Pune TRAINS SHORT ORIGINATION 1. The train No. 08520 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Visakhapatnam special will start from Pune instead of Lokmanya Tilak Terminus on 22.07.2021

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
CANCELLATION OF SPECIAL TRAINS DUE TO SAFETY RELATED MODERNIZATION WORKS Cancellation of special trains due to safety related modernization works In order to facilitate safety related modernization works in Alamanda and Korukonda section over Waltair Division, the following trains were cancelled 1. The train No. 08047 Howrah-Vasco da gama special train leaving Howrah on 20.07.2021 is cancelled 2. The train no. 02543 Howrah-Chennai Central leaving Howrah on 20.07.2021 is cancelled 3. The train No. 07015 Bhubaneswar-Secunderabad special leaving Bhubaneswar on 20.07.2021 is cancelled People are requested to note the changes and act accordingly.
PERMANENT AUGMENTATION OF SPECIAL TRAINS In order to provide comfortable journey to passengers, railways decided to permanent augmentation of Special trains as detailed below:- 1. The Train No. 03351/03352 Dhanbad – Alappuzha – Dhanbad Special (Earlier as 13351/13352 Dhanbad – Alappuzha - Dhanbad Express) will be permanently augmented with One- AC 3 Tier Coach leaving Dhanbad with effect from 01st August, 2021 and leaving Alappuzha with effect from 04th August, 2021. The revised composition after the Permanent Augmentation will be: One- AC 2 Tier Coach, Three- AC 3 Tier Coaches, Twelve- Sleeper Class Coaches, Four- General Second Class Coaches and Two-Luggage cum Brake Vans 2. The train No. 02727/02728 Visakhapatnam-Hyderabad-Visakhapatnam special train ( Earlier as 12727/12728 Visakhapatnam-Hyderabad-Visakhapatnam Godavari Express) will be permanently augmented with One AC-3 Tier Coach leaving Hyderabad from 01st August, 2021 and leaving Visakhapatnam with effect from 02nd August, 2021.

Monday, July 19, 2021
MEMU EXPRESS SPECIAL TRAINS BETWEEN KAKINADA PORT AND VISAKHAPATNAM Keeping in view the demand of the passengers and to provide a comfortable journey to passengers, Railway has decided to run MEMU express special trains between Kakinada Port and Visakhapatnam. The train No. 07265 Kakinada Port-Visakhapatnam MEMU special train will leave Kakinada port at 04.25hrs with effect from 19.07.2021 to till further advice which will reach Visakhapatnam at 09.40hrs. In return direction, the train No. 07266 Visakhapatnam-Kakinada Port MEMU special will leave Visakhapatnam at 17.05hrs with effect from 19.07.2021 to till further advice which will reach Kakinada Port at 22.10hrs.

Friday, July 16, 2021
EAST COAST RAILWAY RESTORE VISAKHAPATNAM-LOKMANYA SPECIAL EXPRESS East Coast Railway restore Visakhapatnam-Lokmanya special express In order to clear extra rush of passengers, East Coast Railway has decided to restore Visakhapatnam-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus special train with effect from 18.07.2021, which was cancelled till 31.07.2021 due to safety works between Bhalwani-Bhigwan Section of Solapur division of Central Railway. The train No 08519 Visakhapatnam- Lokmanya Tilak Terminus special express will leave Visakhapatnam daily at 23.20hrs with effect from 18.07.2021 to till further advice, which will reach its destination Lokmanya Tilak Terminus on the Third day of its journey at 04.15hrs In return direction, the train no. 08520 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus- Visakhapatnam special express will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus daily at 06.55hrs with effect from 20.07.2021 to till further advice, which will reach Visakhapatnam on the next day at 10.40hrs Stoppages: Pithapuram, Samalkote, Rajahmundry, Tanuku, Bhimavaram Town, Akividu, Kaikaluru, Gudiwada, Vijayawada, Kazipet, Moula-ali, Secunderabad, Lingampalli, Visakarabad, Tandur, Wadi, Kalaburagi, Solapur, Pune between Visakhapatnam and LTT.

Monday, July 12, 2021
EAST COAST RAILWAY RESTORE SPECIAL TRAINS BETWEEN VARIOUS DESTINATIONS Keeping in view the demand of the passengers and to clear extra rush of passengers, East Coast Railway has decided to restore special trains between various destinations Restored trains: 1. The train No.08528 Visakhapatnam-Raipur daily special train will leave Visakhapatnam from 15.07.2021 to till further advice. In return direction the train No. 08527 Raipur-Visakhapatnam daily special train will leave Raipur from 16.07.2021to till further advice. 2. The train No. 08516 Visakhapatnam-Kirandul special will leave Visakhapatnam from 15.07.2021 to till further advice. In return direction the train No. 08515 Kirandul-Visakhapatnam special train will leave Kirandul from 16.07.2021 to till further advice. 3. The train No. 08561 Visakhapatnam-Kacheguda special train will leave Visakhapatnam from 15.07.2021 to till further advice. In return direction the train No. 08562 Kacheguda-Visakhapatnam special will leave Kacheguda from 16.07.2021 to till further advice. 4. The train No. 07488 Visakhapatnam-Cuddapah special train will leave Visakhapatnam from 15.07.2021 to till further advice. In return direction the train No. 07487 Cuddapah-Visakhapatnam special train will leave Cuddapah from 16.07.2021 to till further advice. 5. The train No. 02831 Visakhapatnam- Lingampalli special train will leave Visakhapatnam from 15.07.2021 to till further advice. In return direction the train No. 02832 Lingampalli- Visakhapatnam special will leave Lingampalli from 16.07.2021 to till further advice.

Saturday, July 10, 2021
INDIAN RAILWAY REVISED COMPOSITION FOR SPECIAL TRAINS Railway has decided to revise the composition of following special trains to provide a comfortable journey to the travelling passengers. 1. The train No. 02859/02860 Puri-MGR Chennai Central-Puri special will run with revised composition of LHB coaches with One 2nd AC, Five 3rd AC, Nine Sleeper Class, Three Second Class and One Second Class cum Luggage coaches The revised composition will be available for 02859 Puri-MGR Chennai Central special with from 11.07.2021 and for 02860 MGR Chennai Central-Puri special with effect from 12.07.2021 2. The train No. 02704/02703 Secunderabad- Howrah-Secunderabad special will run with revised composition of One Fist AC cum 2nd AC, One 2nd AC, Three 3rd AC, Fourteen Sleeper Class, Two Second Class, Two Second Class cum Luggage coaches and One Pantry Car. The revised composition will be available for 02704 Secunderabad-Howrah special with from 07.08.2021 and for 02703 Howrah-Secunderabad special with effect from 09.08.2021