Amendment in Tatkal Scheme

Railway BoardMinistry of Railways

Amendment in Tatkal Scheme

With a view to further improve the delivery of Tatkal tickets to passengers, the Ministry of Railways has decided that with effect from 10.07.2012 booking of Tatkal ticket will start at 1000 hours on the previous day of journey from train originating station instead of 0800 hours at present.

No authorised agents, including agents of IRCTC and RTSAs/RTAs will be allowed to book Tatkal tickets from 1000 hours to 1200 hours. The existing restriction of not allowing these agents booking of general tickets on the opening day from 0800 hours to 1000 hours will also continue.

TRAIN TIMINGS FROM 01.07.2011 MAIL/EXPRESS TRAINS AT CHENNAI CENTRAL

Southern Railway New Train Table 2012Southern Railway announced the reschedule of train timings from Chennai Central from July 2012.

The list of trains from Chennai Central Station is nominated days of service and its departure and arrival timings.

And also from Chennai Egmore, Tambaram and Prembur stations.

 

 

TRAIN TIMINGS FROM 01.07.2011

MAIL/EXPRESS TRAINS

AT CHENNAI CENTRAL

Train No. Name of the Train Nominated days of service Dep. Arr.
16031/16032 Chennai – Jammu Tawi Andaman (Tri-weekly) Express Dep: Wed,Thu,Sun Arr: Mon,Tue, Fri 05.15 10.10
16093/16094 Chennai – Lucknow (Bi-weekly) Express Dep: Tue, Sat Arr: Wed, Sat 05.15 10.10
12007/12008 Chennai – Mysore Shatabdi Express Dep: Except Wed Arr: Except Wed 06.00 21.25
12433/12434 Chennai – H.Nizamuddin Rajdhani (Bi-weekly) Express Dep: Fri, Sun Arr: Thu, Sat 06.10 20.15
12611/12612 Chennai–H. Nizamuddin Garib Rath AC (Weekly) Exp Dep: Sat, Arr: Tue 06.10 20.15
12675/12676 Chennai – Coimbatore Kovai Express Daily 06.15 21.40
16057/16058 Chennai – Tirupati Sapthagiri Express Daily 06.25 20.35
12269/12270 Chennai – H.Nizamuddin Duronto Non-Stop (Bi-weekly) Express Dep: Mon, Fri Arr: Wed, Sun 06.40 20.10
12243/12244 Chennai – Coimbatore Duronto AC Non-Stop Express (6 days a week) Except Tue 06.50 21.50
12077/12078 Chennai – Vijayawada Jan Shatabdi Express Except Tue 07.00 21.10
12639/12640 Chennai – Bangalore Brindavan Express Daily 07.15 20.25
12842/12841 Chennai – Howrah Coromandal Express Daily 08.45 17.15
12656/12655 Chennai – Ahmedabad Navajivan Express Daily 09.35 16.05
12687/12688 Chennai – Dehradun/Chandigarh (Weekly) Exp Dep: Thu, Arr: Wed 09.45 02.15
12753/12754 Chennai – New Jalpaiguri (Weekly) Express Dep: Wed, Arr: Sun 11.00 14.55
22601/22602 Chennai – Shirdi (Weekly) Express Dep: Wed, Arr: Sat 10.10 09.40
16627/16628 Chennai – Mangalore West Coast Express Daily 11.30 15.15
11042/11041 Chennai – Mumbai CST Express Daily 11.55 16.45
12609/12610 Chennai – Bangalore Express Daily 13.35 14.30
16053/16054 Chennai – Tirupati Express Daily 13.50 13.15
12712/12711 Chennai – Vijayawada Pinakini Express Daily 14.05 13.00
17311/17312 Chennai – Vasco-da-gama (Weekly) Express Dep: Fri, Arr: Fri 14.10 11.55
17313/17314 Chennai – Hubli (Weekly) Express Dep: Sun, Arr: Sun 14.10 11.55
12679/12680 Chennai – Coimbatore Inter City Express Daily 14.30 13.50
12755/12756 Chennai – Haldia (Weekly) Express Dep: Thu, Arr: Sun 14.35 17.00
12697/12698 Chennai–Thiruvananthapuram Superfast (Weekly) Exp Dep: Sun, Arr: Sun 15.15 12.25
12695/12696 Chennai– Thiruvananthapuram Superfast Express Daily 15.25 09.50
12607/12608 Chennai – Bangalore Lalbagh Express Daily 15.35 12.15
@ 2220722208 Chennai – Thiruvananthapuram ‘AC’ Duronto (Bi-weekly) Express Dep: Tue, Fri Arr: Thu, Sun 16.30 10.15
16203/16204 Chennai – Tirupati Garudathri Express Daily 16.35 10.30
12603/12604 Chennai – Hyderabad Express Daily 16.45 05.55
12685/12686 Chennai – Mangalore Express (Six days a week) Except Tue 17.00 08.00
12027/12028 Chennai – Bangalore Shatabdi Express Except Tue 17.30 11.00
12669/12670 Chennai–Chaapra Ganga Kaveri Exp. (Bi-weekly) Dep: Mon, Sat Arr: Wed, Fri 17.35 14.25
12967/12968 Chennai – Jaipur Express (Bi-weekly) Dep: Tue, Sun Arr: Tue, Sun 17.35 09.45
16089/16090 Chennai – Tirupattur Yelagiri Express Daily 17.55 09.05
12759/12760 Chennai – Hyderabad Charminar Express Daily 18.10 08.15
12689/12690 Chennai – Nagercoil Express (Weekly) Dep: Fri, Arr: Mon 18.15 12.25
12615/12616 Chennai – New Delhi Grand Trunk Express Daily 19.15 06.15
12623/12624 Chennai – Thiruvananthapuram Mail Daily 19.45 06.55
12601/12602 Chennai – Mangalore Mail Daily 20.25 05.25
12671/12672 Chennai – Mettupalayam Nilgiri Exp. Daily 21.00 05.05
12829/12830 Chennai – Bhubaneswar (Weekly) Express Dep: Fri, Arr: Fri 21.10 08.55
12852/12851 Chennai – Bilaspur (Weekly) Express Dep: Mon, Arr: Mon 21.10 08.55
16041/16042 Chennai – Alappuzha Express Daily 21.15 06.05
16222/16221 Chennai – Mysore Kaveri Express Daily 21.30 07.25
12621/12622 Chennai – New Delhi Tamil Nadu Express Daily 22.00 07.15
12673/12674 Chennai – Coimbatore Cheran Exp Daily 22.10 06.35
12681/12682 Chennai – Coimbatore (Weekly) Exp. Dep: Sat, Arr: Sat 22.30 07.45
@22205/22206 Chennai – Madurai AC Duronto Bi-weekly Exp Dep: Mon, Wed Arr: Wed, Fri 22.30 07.10
16669/16670 Chennai – Erode Yercaud Express Daily 22.40 04.30
11028/11027 Chennai – Mumbai CST Mail Daily 22.50 04.55
12657/12658 Chennai – Bangalore Mail Daily 23.15 04.40
12691/12692 Chennai – Sri Sathyasai Prashanthi Nilayam (Weekly) Express Dep. Fri, Arr. Mon 23.30 05.15
12292/12291 Chennai –Yesvantpur (Weekly) Exp Dep: Sat, Arr: Sat 23.30 05.15
22682/22681 Chennai – Mysore (Weekly) Express Dep:Thu, Arr: Thu 23.30 05.15
12840/12839 Chennai – Howrah Mail Daily 23.40 03.50

@ Date of introduction will be notified later

 

PASSENGER TRAINS

Train No. Name of the Train Nominated days of service Dep. Arr.
66015/66014 Chennai – Tirupati – Chennai Passenger Except Sun 07.05 20.25
56001/56002 Chennai – Arakkonam – Chennai Passenger Daily 13.15 22.40
57239/57240 Chennai-Gudur/1Bitragunta – Chennai Passenger Daily 16.10 12.00

 

MAIL/EXPRESS TRAINS PASSING THROUGH CHENNAI CENTRAL

Train No. Name of the Train Nominated days of service Dep. Arr.
13351 Tatanagar / Dhanbad – Alappuzha Express Daily 03.00 03.25
16324 Shalimar – Thiruvananthapuram (Bi-weekly) Express Tue,Thu 03.55 04.15
16310 Patna – Ernakulam (Bi-weekly) Express Sat,Sun 03.55 04.15
15228 Muzaffarpur – Yesvantpur (Weekly) Express Wed 03.55 04.15
12510 Guwahati – Bangalore (Tri-weekly) Express Tue, Wed, Thu 04.15 04.40
12508 Guwahati – Ernakulam (Weekly) Express Sun 04.15 04.40
12516 Guwahati – Thiruvananthapuram (Weekly) Express Fri 04.15 04.40
12515 Thiruvananthapuram – Guwahati (Weekly) Express Mon 05.40 06.20
16309 Ernakulam – Patna (Bi-weekly) Express Tue, Wed 05.40 06.20
12509 Bangalore – Guwahati (Tri-weekly) Express Thu, Fri, Sat 05.40 06.20
15227 Yesvantpur – Muzaffarpur (Weekly) Express Thu 09.30 09.55
12507 Ernakulam – Guwahati (Weekly) Express Wed 09.30 09.55
16323 Thiruvananthapuram – Shalimar (Bi-weekly) Express Fri, Sun 09.30 09.55
12970 Jaipur – Coimbatore (Weekly) Express Thu 09.45 10.10
12296 Patna – Bangalore Sangamitra Exp. Daily 13.35 14.00
12577 Dharbanga – Bangalore Bhagamati (Weekly) Express Thu 14.20 14.45
12578 Bangalore – Dharbanga Bhagamati (Weekly) Express Sat 15.50 16.15
12295 Bangalore – Patna Sangamitra Exp. Daily 15.05 15.40
12969 Coimbatore – Jaipur (Weekly) Express Fri 17.10 17.35
13352 Alappuzha – Dhanbad / Tatanagar Express Daily 22.15 23.00
12522 Ernakulam – Barauni (Weekly) Express Fri 23.05 23.25
16326 Thiruvananthapuram–Indore Ahilyanagari (Weekly) Exp Sat 23.05 23.25
12512 Thiruvananthapuram – Gorakhpur Raptisagar (Tri-weekly) Express Tue,Wed,Sun 23.05 23.25
16328 Thiruvananthapuram – Korba (Bi-weekly) Express Mon, Thu 23.05 23.25
12521 Barauni-Ernakulam (Weekly) Express Wed 23.20 23.45
16327 Korba – Thiruvananthapuram (Bi-weekly) Express Thu, Sun 23.20 23.45
12511 Gorakhpur – Thiruvananthapuram Raptisagar (Tri-weekly) Express Mon, Fri, Sat 23.20 23.45
16325 Indore–Thiruvananthapuram Ahilyanagari (Weekly) Exp Tue 23.20 23.45

@ Date of introduction will be notified later

 

AT CHENNAI EGMORE

Train No. Name of the Train Nominated days of service Dep. Arr.
56037/56038 Chennai – Puducherry Fast Passenger Daily 06.35 19.45
12164/12163 Chennai – Dadar Express Daily 06.50 19.45
12390/12389 Chennai – Gaya Express Dep: Tue, Arr: Mon 07.30 20.45
16127/16128 Chennai – Guruvayur Express Daily 07.40 21.15
16853/16854 Chennai – Tiruchchirappalli Express Daily 08.20 17.45
12635/12636 Chennai – Madurai Vaigai Express Daily 12.45 14.35
**16735/16736 Chennai – Tiruchendur Chendur Exp Daily 16.05 11.40
16125/16126 Chennai – Jodhpur (Weekly) Express Dep:Sat, Arr: Wed 15.15 16.55
12605/12606 Chennai – Tiruchchirappalli Pallavan Exp Daily 15.45 12.05
17651/17652 Chennai – Kacheguda Express Daily 17.00 07.15
16713/16714 Chennai – Rameswaram Express Daily 17.00 08.20
17643/17644 Chennai – Kakinada Circar Express Daily 17.20 06.30
12633/12634 Chennai – Kanniyakumari Express Daily 17.30 06.50
16115/16116 Chennai – Puducherry Express Daily 18.10 09.25
12667/12668 Chennai–Nagercoil (Weekly) Superfast Exp Dep: Thu, Arr: Sat 18.50 06.00
16123/16124 Chennai – Thiruvananthapuram Ananthapuri Express Daily 19.15 08.40
12693/12694 Chennai – Tuticorin Pearl City Express Daily 19.35 07.40
12661/12662 Chennai – Sengottai Pothigai Express Daily 20.05 07.05
12631/12632 Chennai – Tirunelveli Nellai Express Daily 20.50 06.40
12637/12638 Chennai – Madurai Pandyan Express Daily 21.15 05.35
16701/16702 Chennai – Rameswaram Expresses Daily 21.40 06.30
16107/16108 Chennai – Mangalore Express Daily 22.00 05.05
15629/15630 Chennai – Guwahati (Weekly) Express Dep: Mon, Arr: Sun 22.30 20.15
15929/15930 Chennai – Dibrugarh (Weekly) Exp Dep:Thu, Arr: Wed 22.30 20.15
16177/16178 Chennai – Tiruchchirappalli/Kumbakonam Rockfort Exp Daily 22.30 05.25
12793/12794 Chennai – Madurai (Bi-weekly) Express Dep: Fri, Sun Arr: Fri, Sun 22.45 07.20
11063/11064 Chennai – Salem Express Daily 23.00 04.50
*16175/16176 Chennai – Nagore/Karaikkal Express Daily 23.15 05.15

** Increase in frequency from weekly to Daily will be notified later
*   Date of extension to Karaikkal will be notified later

 

MAIL/1EXPRESS TRAINS PASSING THROUGH CHENNAI EGMORE

Train No. Name of the Train Nominated days of service Dep. Arr.
12641 Kanniyakumari – Nizamuddin Thirukkural (Weekly) Exp Thu 08.50 09.05
12651 Madurai – H.Nizamuddin Tamil Nadu Sampark Kranti (Bi-weekly) Express Sun, Tue 08.50 09.05
12898 Bhubaneswar – Puducherry (Weekly) Express Wed 09.00 09.20
18496 Bhubaneswar – Rameswaram (Weekly) Express Sat 09.00 09.20
14260 Varanasi – Rameswaram (Weekly) Express Tue 10.35 10.50
14259 Rameswaram – Varanasi (Weekly) Express Thu 13.00 13.15
22403 Puducherry – New Delhi (Weekly) Express Wed 13.00 13.15
22404 New Delhi – Puducherry (Weekly) Express Tue 14.30 14.40
12652 Nizamuddin – Madurai Tamil Nadu Sampark Kranti (Bi-weekly) Express Wed, Fri 18.05 18.30
12642 Nizamuddin – Kanniyakumari Thirukkural (Weekly) Exp Sun 18.05 18.30
12663 Howrah – Tiruchchirappalli (Bi-weekly) Express Fri, Mon 20.00 20.20
12665 Howrah – Kanniyakumari Express (Weekly) Tue 20.00 20.20
12897 Puducherry – Bhubaneswar (Weekly) Express Wed 22.10 22.30
12664 Tiruchchirappalli – Howrah (Bi-weekly) Express Tue, Fri 22.10 22.30
12666 Kanniyakumari – Howrah (Weekly) Express Sat 22.10 22.30
18495 Rameswaram – Bhubaneswar (Weekly) Express Sun 22.10 22.30

AT TAMBARAM – PASSENGER TRAINS

Train No. Name of the Train Nominated days of service Dep. Arr.
56859/56860 Tambaram – Villupuram Passenger Daily 18.05 08.00

AT PERAMBUR

Train No. Name of the Train Nominated days of service Dep. Arr.
15902 Dibrugarh – Yesvantpur (Weekly) Express Mon 04.20 04.30
15901 Yesvantpur – Dibrugarh (Weekly) Express Tue 08.55 09.05

Additional DA to Andhra Pradesh Employees

Andhra Pradesh GovernmentAn Additional DA to Andhra Pradesh State Employees w.e.f. 1.1.2012.

Following the Central Government, an additional Dearness allowance with effect from 1.1.2012 has been declared to the employees of Andhra Pradesh after State Cabinet meeting held on 29.6.2012. The first instalment for this year, additional Dearness allowance increased by 6% effect from 1st January, 2012, thus the total DA enhanced from 35.9 to 41.9.

We will update the authentic orders when as and when received in our site.

Revision of Toll Rates for vehicles using the Rajiv Gandhi Salai

Rajiv Gandhi Salai Phase-IRevision of Toll Rates for vehicles using the Rajiv Gandhi Salai Phase-I

The Government of Tamil Nadu fixed toll rates under the Indian Tolls Act, 1851 for various categories of vehicles using the Rajiv Gandhi Salai (Phase I). The toll rates were fixed for a period of 30 years from the 1st July 2006 to 30th June 2036 with an increase of 10% on existing toll rates every two years. Government permitted IT Expressway Ltd to collect toll in the Project road for the above period.

However, actual toll collection was started with effect from 15-12-2008 at the rates fixed for the relevant period. This fact was also widely published in the print media.  The toll rates fixed by the Government are for single trips only. However considering the representations received from various quarters, IT Expressway Ltd fixed concessional rates for return, daily and monthly passes for various categories of vehicles, trip based passes for cars and also for monthly passes for Local Commercial vehicles.

The toll rates are for the period of two years from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2014 for various categories of vehicles and also the rates for concessional passes for the said period are as follows:

Revised Toll Rates  – (Amount in Rupees)

w.e.f 1st July 2012 to 30th June 2014

Veh. Type Single Return Daily Monthly
Pass *
LCM
Monthly *#
Trip
Based Card
3 Wheeler 7.00 12.00 20.00 200.00 120.00 Not applicable
Car 20.00 38.00 65.00 1550.00 120.00 700.00
LCV 34.00 60.00 90.00 2100.00 180.00 Not applicable
Bus 54.00 100.00 150.00 3450.00 Not applicable Not applicable
Truck 80.00 140.00 220.00 5100.00 605.00 Not applicable
MAV 160.00 290.00 440.00 10300.00 605.00 Not applicable*

 

One time administrative charges of Rs.100/- extra for smart cards, # Conditions apply

Return One onward and one return journey (two trips), valid for 24 hrs from the time of issue
Daily Multiple entry, valid for 24hrs from the time of issue
Monthly Multiple entry, valid for particular month (example : 21 February, 2012 to 20 March, 2012)
Validity All tickets and monthly passes are vehicle specific and not transferable
Trip based 60 single trips to be allowed from first day to last day of a month
Exempted Vehicles There is no change in the list of exempted vehicles announced earlier

Expected DA : AICPIN for the month of May 2012

Labour BureauExpected DA from July 2012 – AICPIN for the month of May 2012

The important statistics index for Central Government employees and Pensioners to calculate the Dearness allowance has been released for the month of May 2012 by the Labour Bureau today on its website. The index is so expected to go high from  the existing level due to hike of petrol prices, but it was not good enough. Though, one more index has to be released for the month of June, that will compensate the inflation of prices of essential commodities in coming months. At present, the additional Dearness allowance from July is estimated to hike by seven per cent.

Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100 CPI(IW) Base 2001=100 Monthly Index Letter – MAY 2012

ALL INDIA CONSUMER PRICE INDEX NUMBERS FOR INDUSTRIAL WORKERS ON BASE 2001=100 FOR THE MONTH OF MAY, 2012

1.    All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of May, 2012 increased by 1 point and stood at 206 (two hundred six).

2.    During May, 2012, the index recorded maximum increase of 6 points each in Belgaum, Jharia and Coonoor centres, 5 points in Guwahati centre, 4 points in 8 centres, 3 points in 9 centres, 2 points in 17 centres, 1 points in 15 centres. The index decreased by 4 points each in Bhilwara and Guntur centres, 2 points in 4 centres and 1 point in 5 centres, while in the remaining 14 centres the index remained stationary.

3.    The maximum increase of 6 points in Belgaum centre is mainly due to increase in the prices of Rice, Groundnut Oil, Fish Fresh, Vegetable & Fruit items, Snack Sweet, Bidi, Cigarette, Refined Liquor, Pan Leaf, Toilet Soap, etc. In Jharia centre the increase of 6 points is due to increase in the prices of Masur Dal, Vegetable & Fruit items, Sugar, Snack Saltish, Snack Sweet, Country Liquor, Firewood, Clothing items, Doctor?s Fee, Cycle Rickshaw Charges, Repair Charges, Petrol, Toilet Soap, Washing Soap, etc. and the increase of 6 points in Coonoor centre is due to increase in the prices of Rice, Poultry (Chicken), Eggs (Hen), Vegetable & Fruit items, Tea (Readymade), Cigarette, Tailoring Charges, etc. The increase of 5 points in Guwahati centre is due to increase in the prices of Wheat Atta, Pork, Fish Fresh, Vegetable items, Snack Sweet, Tea Leaf, Tea (Readymade), Private Tuition Fee, etc. The decrease of 4 points in Bhilwara centre is due to decrease in the prices of Wheat, Vegetable & Fruit items, etc. and in Guntur the decrease of 4 points is mainly due to decrease in the prices of Eggs (Hen), Tamarind, Vegetable & Fruit items, Soap Nut, etc.

4.    The indices in respect of the six major centres are as follows :

1. Ahmedabad – 205

2. Bangalore- 212

3. Chennai- 192

4. Delhi – 189

5. Kolkata- 197

6. Mumbai – 208
5.    The point to point rate of inflation based on CPI-IW(General) for the month of May, 2012 is 10.16% as compared to 10.22% in April, 2012. Inflation based on Food Index declined marginally to 10.61% in May, 2012 from 10.66% in April, 2012.

6.    The CPI-IW for June, 2012 will be released on the last working day of the next month, i.e. 31st July, 2012.

Source: Labour Bureau