मध्य रेलवे के भुसावल, खंडवा मार्ग से चलेगी मुंबई निज़ामुद्दीन राजधानी

आज 22222 मुंबई निजामुद्दीन राजधानी दि. 20 जनवरी से निजामुद्दीन से मुंबई के लिए रवाना हो गई है। यह गाड़ी का उद्घाटन रेलमंत्री पियुष गोयल के हाथों 19 जनवरी को मुम्बई से हरी झंडी दीखाकर किया गया।

इस गाड़ी को शेड्यूल में एड्जस्ट करने के लिए कुछ रेगुलर गाड़ियोंके समय मे और दिन में परिवर्तन भी किया गया है, आइए जान लेते है की क्या कुछ बदलने वाला है.


Pamban Bridge – The scenic beauty to be replaced soon.

Yes, the travel destination of many of us, the Pamban Bridge which connects Rameswaram to mainland India is soon going to be replaced by a new technology driven vertical lift bridge.

Before, we actually see in the video, how the new bridge is going to work, lets read about pamban bridge.

Pamban Bridge is a railway bridge which connects the town of Rameswaram  on Pamban Island to mainland India. Opened on 24 February 1914, it was India’s first sea bridge, and was the longest sea bridge in India until the opening of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link in 2010.

Until 1988, the Pamban bridge was the only surface transport that connected Tamil Nadu’s island of Rameswaram to the mainland. In 2018, the bascule of this bridge was damaged. This damage ended the transportation on the bridge.



In 1988, a road bridge was also constructed parallel to the rail bridge. This road bridge is also known as Indira Gandhi Road Bridge. The Pamban Road Bridge connects the National Highway (NH 49) with the Rameswaram island. It stands on the Palk Strait and between the shores of Mandapam (a place on the Indian mainland) and Pamban (one of the fishermen town in Rameswaram island).

The rail bridge is, for the most part, a conventional bridge resting on concrete piers, but has a double-leaf bascule section midway, which can be raised to let ships and barges pass through. As can be seen in the video.

However, the 104-year-old which has a total length of 2,058 m  bridge shall be soon replaced as the Railways plans to build the country’s first vertical-lift bridge that will make way for ships and steamers to pass through has already been approved by the Ministry.



The more than two-kilometre-long bridge, which is likely to cost Rs 250 crore, will have a 63-metre stretch which will lift up while remaining parallel to the deck to allow access to the ships, the official said.

Here is the video which shows how the new bridge shall work.


It will be ready in the next four years, and along with the new railway link between Rameswaram in Pamban Island and Dhanuskodi, which is considered the starting point of Ram Setu, will help ferry thousands of pilgrims from the Hindu religious site to the mainland.

A cyclone had destroyed the rail link between the two sites in 1964 and since then, this is the first effort to restore the link, the official said.

“While this bridge has the ‘Scherzer’ rolling lift technology in which the bridge opens up horizontally, to let ships pass through, in the new one, a 63 metre section will lift vertically upwards remaining parallel to the deck. It will be done using sensors at each end,” said another official.


The new bridge will have 100 spans of 18.3m and one navigational span of 63m.

It will be three-metre higher than the existing bridge with navigational air clearance of 22 metre above sea level. Because of the vertical lift, full horizontal width of 63m will be available for navigation.

In comparison to existing manual operation and control, the new bridge will have electro mechanical controlled systems which will be interlocked with train control systems. Many other new technologies like stainless steel reinforcement, composite sleepers and long life painting system to name a few have been considered in planning of the bridge.

So, why wait, just don’t miss the opportunity to experience the joy of travelling on the train over a sea. As the new bridge is going to be taller and ” Samandar aur aapke beech ka fasla aur jyada ho jaynenga Yatriyon……”.

References and credit :

  1. Video Courtesy : Financial Express Youtube
  2. Content reference Financial express and Wikipedia.
  3. Picture courtesy : Google images

Pic 1 https://www.theweek.in/webworld/features/lifestyle/Discover-the-less-explored-pamban-island.html

Pic 2 : https://www.pinterest.com/pin/120752833737231048


Kumbh special trains

New Post!!! Central Railway to Run 20 Special Trains for Kumbh Mela (between Mumbai-Gorakhpur/Jhusi (Allahabad), Pune-Jhusi and Nagpur-Allahabad)

Central Railway will run 20 special trains between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (Mumbai)-Gorakhpur/ Jhusi, Pune-Jhusi, Nagpur– Allahabad to clear the extra rush of passengers during Kumbh Mela 2019 being held at Allahabad. The details are as under:-

1) Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Jhusi Weekly Specials (6)

01087 weekly special will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 0045 hrs on every Wednesday from 16.1.2019 to 30.1.2019 (3 Trips) and arrive Jhusi at 0230 hrs next day. 01088 weekly special will leave Jhusi at 0915 hrs on every Thursday from 17.1.2019 to 31.1.2019 (3 Trips) and arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 0820 hrs next day.

Halts: Kalyan, Igatpuri, Nasik Road, Bhusaval, Itarsi, Jabalpur, Katni, Satna, Manikpur and Allahabad

Composition: 16 Sleeper class and 4 General Second Class

2) Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Gorakhpur Weekly Specials (6)

01115 weekly special will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 0045 hrs on every Saturday from 12.1.2019 to 26.1.2019 (3 Trips) and arrive Gorakhpur at 1135 hrs next day. 01116 weekly special will leave Gorakhpur at 1400 hrs on every Sunday from 13.1.2019 to 27.1.2019 (3 Trips) and arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 0035 hrs on third day.

Halts: Kalyan, Igatpuri, Nasik Road, Bhusaval, Itarsi, Jabalpur, Katni, Satna, Manikpur, Allahabad Chheoki Jn., Varanasi, Mau, Bhatni and Deoria Sadar

Composition: 16 Sleeper class and 4 General Second Class

3) Pune- Jhusi Specials (2)

01455 special will leave Pune at 2020 hrs on Monday 4.3.2019 (1 Trip) and arrive Jhusi at 0030 hrs on third day. 01456 special will leave Jhusi at 0915 hrs on Wednesday 6.3.2019 (1 Trip) and arrive Pune at 1145 hrs next day.

Halts: Daund, Ahmednagar, Belapur, Kopargaon, Manmad, Bhusaval, Khandwa, Itarsi, Jabalpur, Katni, Satna, Manikpur and Allahabad

Composition: One AC 2-Tier, 5 AC 3-Tier, 8 Sleeper class and 6 General Second Class

4) Nagpur – Allahabad Specials (6)

01209 special will leave Nagpur at 1950 hrs on Monday 21.1.2019, 11.2.2019 & 4.3.2019 (3 Trips) and arrive Allahabad at 1300 hrs next day. 01210 special will leave Allahabad at 1500 hrs on Tuesday 22.1.2019, 12.2.2019 & 5.3.2019 (3 Trips) and arrive Nagpur at 0710 hrs next day.

Halts: Narkher, Pandhurna, Amla, Betul, Itarsi, Pipriya, Gadarwara, Narsinghpur, Jabalpur, Sihora Road, Katni, Maihar, Satna, Jaitwar and Manikpur

Composition: One AC 2-Tier, Two AC 3-Tier, 11 Sleeper class and 4 General Second Class

Reservation: Bookings for Train No. 01115 special train on special charges will open from 11.1.2019 and Train No. 01087, 01455 & 01209 special trains on special charges will open from 12.1.2019 at all PRS centres and website http://www.irctc.co.in. General second class coaches in these special trains will run as unreserved coaches and tickets can be booked through UTS.

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