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    Western Railway continue the transportation of essential items like medical supplies, medical equipment, food in small parcel sizes across the nation. In the wake of COVID19, 68 more trips of 9 special parcel trains have been planned by WR to run between Bandra Terminus – Okha, Bandra Terminus – Ludhiana, Mumbai Central – Firozpur, Porbandar – Shalimar, Ahmedabad – Guwahati, Surat – Bhagalpur, Dadar – Bhuj, Linch – New Guwahati and Kankaria – Cuttack.

    According to a press release issued by WR CPRO Ravinder Bhakar, 12 timetabled parcel express trains with 56 trips were planned to run between 31st March to 15th April, 2020, to mitigate the difficulties in transportation of essential items. Now, 68 more trips of 9 parcel express trains are planned to be run by the Western Railway.

    ● Bandra Terminus – Okha Parcel Special ( 10 trips)

    Train No 00921 Bandra Terminus  – Okha Parcel special will leave from Bandra (T) at 21.30 hrs on 16th, 18th, 20th 22nd & 24th April, 2020 to reach Okha at 14.00 hrs the next day. Similarly, Train No 00920 Okha – Bandra (T) Parcel special will leave Okha at 13.30 hrs on 16th, 18th , 20th, 22nd & 24th April, 2020 to arrive Bandra (T) at 5.55 hrs the next day. The train will halt at Vapi, Valsad, Surat, Ankleshwar, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Ahmedabad, Viramgam, Rajkot and Jamnagar station in both directions.

    ● Bandra Terminus – Ludhiana Parcel Special Rake (10 trips)

    Train No 00901 Bandra Terminus – Ludhiana parcel special will  depart from Bandra Terminus at 20.00 hrs on 15th, 17th, 20th, 22nd & 24th April, 2020 and will reach Ludhiana at 03.00 hrs on the 3rd day. Similarly, Train No 00902 will leave Ludhiana at 23.30 hrs on 17th, 19th, 22nd, 24th & 26th  April, 2020 and will arrive Bandra Terminus at 06.30 on 3rd day. The train will halt at Vapi, Surat, Ankleshwar, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Ahmedabad, Mahesana, Falna, Ajmer, Jaipur, New Delhi and Ambala stations in both directions.

    ● Mumbai Central – Firozpur Parcel Special (12 trips)

    Train No 00911 Mumbai Central – Firozpur parcel special will leave Mumbai Central at 19.45 hrs on 16th, 18th, 19th, 21st, 23rd & 25th April, 2020 to reach Firozpur at 02.30 hrs on third day. Similarly, Train No 00912 will leave Firozpur at 08.00 hrs on 18th, 20th, 21st, 23rd, 25th & 27th  April, 2020 to arrive Mumbai Central at 15.10 hrs the next day. The train will halt at Vapi, Surat, Ankleshwar, Vadodara, Godhra, Ratlam, Nagda, Kota, Sawai Madhopur, Bharatpur, Mathura, New Delhi, Rohtak and Bhatinda stations in both directions.

    ● Porbandar – Shalimar Parcel Special (8 trips)

    Train No 00913 Porbandar – Shalimar parcel special will leave Porbandar at 8.00 hrs on 18th, 20th, 22nd & 24th April, 2020 to reach Shalimar at 03.30 hrs on third day. Similarly, Train No 00914 Shalimar – Porbandar parcel special will leave Shalimar at 22.50 hrs on 20th, 22nd, 24th & 26th April, 2020 to reach Porbandar at 18.25 hrs on third day. The train will halt at Jamnagar, Rajkot, Surendra Nagar, Ahmedabad, Anand, Vadodara, Surat, Nandurbar, Bhusaval, Akola, Badnera, Nagpur, Durg, Raipur, Bilaspur, Jharsuguda Jn, Rourkela, Chakaradharpur, Tata Nagar and Kharagpur Jn. stations in both directions.

    ● Ahmedabad – Guwahati Parcel Special (6 trips)

    Train No 00915 Ahmedabad – Guwahati parcel special will leave Ahmedabad at 16.30 hrs on 17th, 20th & 23rd April, 2020 to reach Guwahati at 17.00 hrs on the third day. Similarly, Train No 00916 Guwahati – Ahmedabad will leave Guwahati at 16.00 hrs on 20th, 23rd & 26th April, 2020 to reach Ahmedabad at 16.05 hrs on third day. The train will halt at Anand, Chhayapuri,  Ratlam, Kota, Sawai Madhopur, Bayana, Agra Fort, Tundla, Kanpur, Lucknow, Banaras,          Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhayaya, Patna, Muzaffarpur Jn, Katihar Jn, New Bongaigaon and Changsari stations in both directions.

    ● Surat – Bhagalpur Parcel Special (8 trips)

    Train No 00917 Surat – Bhagalpur parcel special will leave Surat at 10.00 hrs on 15th, 17th, 20th & 22nd April, 2020 to reach Bhagalpur at 18.30 hrs the next day. Similarly, Train No 00918 Bhagalpur – Surat will leave Bhagalpur at 16.00 hrs on 17th, 19th, 22nd & 24th April, 2020 to reach Surat at 01.00 hrs on third day. The train will halt at Nandurbar, Jalgaon, Bhusaval, Itarsi, Jabalpur, Katni, Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhayaya, Buxar, Danapur and Patna stations in both directions.

    ● Dadar – Bhuj Parcel Special (10 trips)

    Train No 00925 Dadar – Bhuj parcel special will leave Dadar at 18.10 hrs on 15th, 17th, 19th, 21st & 23rd April, 2020 to reach Bhuj at 8.30 hrs the next day. Similarly, Train No 00924 Bhuj – Dadar parcel special will leave Bhuj at 14.35 hrs on 16th, 18th , 20th ,  22nd  & 24th April, 2020 to arrive Dadar at 04.50 hrs the next day. The train will halt at Vapi, Valsad, Surat, Ankleshwar,  Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Ahmedabad, Viramgam, Dharangdhra, Samakhiali and Gandhidham stations in both directions.

    ● Linch – New Guwahati Parcel Special (2 trips)

    Train No 00929 Linch (Gujarat) – New Guwahati parcel special will leave Linch on 16th April, 2020 at 18.00 hrs to reach New Guwahati at 15.00 hrs on 18th April, 2020. Similarly, Train No 00930 will leave New Guwahati on 22nd April, 2020 at 01.30 hrs to reach Linch  at 22.30 hrs on 23rd April, 2020. The train wil halt at Palanpur, Ajmer, Jaipur, Bharatpur, Achhnera, Agra Fort, Tundla, Kanpur, Prayagraj, Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, Patna, Sonpur, Katihar, New Jalpaiguri, New Bongaigaon and Changsari stations in both directions.

    ● Kankaria – Cuttack Parcel Special ( 2  trips)

    Train No 00932 Kankaria- Cuttack parcel special will leave Kankaria at 18.00 hrs on 15th April, 2020 to reach Cuttack at 03.30 hrs on 17thApril, 2020. Similarly, Train No 00931 will leave Cuttack at 13.30 hrs on 21st April, 2020 at 13.30 hrs to reach Kankaria at 23.00 hrs on 22nd April, 2020. The train will halt at Anand, Chhayapuri, Ratlam, Ujjain, Maksi, Bina Jn, Katni Murwara, Bilaspur Jn, Jharsuguda Rd, Sambalpur City, and Talcher Rd. stations.

    Bhakar stated that on 13th April, 2020, five parcel specials left from WR to various parts of the country     viz Ahmedabad – Guwahati, Bandra Terminus – Ludhiana, Rajkot – Coimbatore, Bhuj – Dadar and Bandra Terminus – Okha. He further added that, since the lockdown period till now, from 22nd March to 12th April, 2020, total 1267 rakes have been used to supply essential commodities amounting to 2.72 million tonnes. 2917 freight trains were interchanged with other railways, including 1479 trains handed over and 1438 trains taken over at different interchange points. 41 Millennium Parcel rakes of Parcel Vans/Railway Milk Tankers (RMTs) have been sent to different parts of the country to cope the demands of essential items such as milk powder, liquid milk and other general consumer goods.

    The total losses over Western Railway up to 12th April, 2020 have been Rs 383.75 Cr (inclusive of suburban+ non-suburban). Inspite of this, Western Railway has also successfully refunded Rs. 138.81 crore against cancellation of tickets till now and in  Mumbai Division itself, refund of Rs. 65.58 crore has been made. In all 21.78 lakh passengers have cancelled their tickets over entire Western Railway & have received refund accordingly.

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