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Business News/ News / Train timings on Konkan Railway route to change from today; check full list of monsoon timetable here

Train timings on Konkan Railway route to change from today; check full list of monsoon timetable here

Train timings on the Konkan Railway network have been changed due to the introduction of a monsoon timetable, which will be in effect from June 10 to October 31. This is to prevent untoward incidents during heavy rains.

Konkan Railway trains timings to be changed from 10 June. Premium
Konkan Railway trains timings to be changed from 10 June.

The train timings on the Konkan Railway network will be changed from today i.e. from June 10. This revised timings will start till 31 October. This comes with the introduction of a monsoon timetable on the route to avert possible untoward incidents during heavy rains.

The revised timings for trains on the Konkan route from June 10 to October 31 have been published by the railways.

Here's the revised time of trains on the Konkan route

-Train No 12620/12619 Mangaluru Central-Mumbai LTT Matsyagandha Express: The train depart from at 12.45 pm instead of 2.20 pm. Its pairing Train No. 12619 will arrive in Mangaluru Central at 10.10 am instead of 7.40 am, a release from the Southern Railway said.

-Train No. 12133 Mumbai CSMT-Mangaluru Junction Superfast: The will arrive Mangaluru at 3.40 pm instead of 1.05 pm and Train No. 12134 to Mumbai CSMT will leave from the city at 4.35 pm instead of 2 pm.

-Train No. 06602 Mangaluru Central-Madgaon Daily Express Special: The departure time will be same as the usual timing 5.30 am and will now reach Madgaon at 1.15 pm instead of 1.10 pm. Train No. 06601 will leave Madgaon at the usual timing of 1.50 pm to reach Mangaluru Central at 9.40 pm instead of 9.05 pm.

Train No. 16346 Thiruvananthapuram Central-Mumbai LTT Nethravathi Express: The departs the Kerala capital at its usual timing 9.15 am, but will have 30 minutes to one hour advanced departure at stations enroute. It leaves Mangaluru Junction at 9.35 pm instead of 10.50 pm to reach LTT at 5.05 pm the next day. Train No. 16345 leaves LTT at the usual 11.40 am to arrive Mangaluru Junction at 5.45 am the next day instead of 4.15 am and Thiruvananthapuram at 7.35 pm instead of 6.05 pm.

Due to the implementation of Konkan Railway's Monsoon Timetable, the timings of some of the trains plying over Werstern Railway will be revised during this period. Timings of trains like Kerala Sampark Kranti Express, Hazrat Nizamuddin- Ernakulam Duronto Express, Hazrat Nizamuddin-Thiruvananthapuram Central Rajdhani Express, Kochuveli Express, Goa Sampark Kranti Express, Veraval - Thiruvananthapuram Central Express among others.

Similarly, timings of almost all trains operating on the KRCL network and through Mangaluru railway region will change during the monsoon timetable. The Railways have asked passengers on the route who have booked tickets before the monsoon timetable notification to confirm timings in advance of their journey.

Meanwhile, as many as 673 personnel will patrol the Konkan Railway route during monsoon to prevent any casualty on tracks in the region, which receives heavy rainfall, an official told PTI. There will be round-the-clock intensified patrolling on the route during monsoon, the Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL) said. 

“Identified vulnerable locations will be patrolled round the clock, stationary watchmen will be deployed for 24 hours and speed restrictions will be imposed at these locations," a senior official said. Special attention has been given to cleaning of catch water drains and inspection of cuttings, he said. 

“Large-scale geo-safety works executed along the railway line in the last few years have significantly reduced the incidents of boulders falling and landslides, thus ensuring safe running of trains," the official said. No major disruptions to train services have occurred due to falling of boulders during monsoons in the last 10 years, he said.

In case of heavy rainfall when visibility is limited, instructions have been issued to loco pilots to run trains at a reduced speed of 40 kmph, the official said. “Self-propelled ARMs (accident relief medical van), with provision of an operation theater and emergency medical aid are on standby at Ratnagiri and Verna. The ART (accident relief train) is also kept ready at Verna in Goa," he said.

The official further added that satellite phone communication has been provided in ARM for emergency contact. "All main signal aspects on Konkan Railway are now replaced with LEDs to improve signal visibility," he said. Moreover, self-recording rain gauges have been installed at nine stations, including Mangaon, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Vilwade, Kanakavali, Madgaon, Karwar, Bhatkal and Udupi, which will record the rainfall in the region and alert officials in case of increased rainfall. Further adding, he said, control rooms at Belapur, Ratnagiri and Madgaon, will work 24/7 during monsoon to ensure safe running of trains, he said, adding that monsoon timetable will be in effect from June 10 to October 31.

(With inputs from agencies)

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