Friday, November 11, 2016

How to Convert Black Money to White - What to do with Black Money?

How to Convert Black Money to White - What to do with Black Money?

  • Looking to convert Black Money to White?
  • Suffering from the panic that What to do with Black Money?
Major question involves individual, economical & national problem related to India, which is going these days and in trending a lot across all over the World too as well as in terms of Google Searching terms.

Here In this article, We are providing you the easy and legal solution to convert your money to white. In this article, we are giving you the way to Convert Black Money to White as well as we are also giving you the solution for What to do with Black Money, which is inside your house or any relevant place which is corresponding relevant to your Shop/Business too, specially for Real Estate Business (If you buying and selling any property right now before New Year 2017 than beware, It may cause you a problem). So, one can get a brief idea about How to convert Black money into White money methods and tricks after reading this article. Converting of Black money into White money is the biggest searching topic in INDIA after the Prime Minister Narendra Modi announcement of  ban on 500 rupee and 1,000 rupee notes in INDIA. So, you can have some methods to know about how to convert this Black money into White money.

Note : The article no ways encourage taxpayers to use any of the below methods. The Article is just to let people know about what others are doing to convert their Black Money into white money currently in India. In addition to those mentioned below there are many other methods which people use to convert their black money into white money.



Modi's ban on Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes, a crackdown of sorts on tax evasion, makes 86 percent of currency in circulation worthless.

"This one decision will change social culture, in the way people keep money and spend," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told reporters on Wednesday about the government's move. "The honest person has the satisfaction to be honest and the not-so-honest worry."

Every citizen will be allowed to withdraw 10,000 Rupees from Bank or ATM per day and 30,000 per week which seems to be less. This ban on notes can be major stroke on Indian economy but we will, have to wait and watch how it turns out to be.
Why India Banned 500 and 1000 Rupee Notes


An explainer on the sudden removal of 23 billion Indian bank notes.

The property sector will be among the hardest hit from Modi's move, brokerages including CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets, Credit Suisse Group AG and Nomura Holdings Inc. predicted. The S&P BSE India Realty Index, comprising 11 property stocks, plunged as much as 16.5 percent on Wednesday, the biggest drop since 2009, before rising 4.6 percent as of 11:07am on Thursday amid a broader market rebound.

In fact, if you amend the Google Trends query to " how to convert black money," Haryana tops the list with Gujarat close behind. Other states asking the same question include Punjab, which is due to hold elections early next year, and the capital Delhi. Unexplained cash often crops up at election time to bribe voters.

Overall, Indians sought more information about the government's planned new currency notes that include better security features. Questions on these were among the top five searched topics for Google from India on Tuesday. India has 277 million internet users, the world's largest after China, according to the 2016 Internet Trends report by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Google India didn't immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment.

© 2016 Bloomberg L.P.

Why India Banned Rs 500 1000rs Notes – How To Exchange Black Money For New Notes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called an emergency address speech, where he revealed to the country that 500 and 1000 rupee notes are to be discontinued from midnight today. I know how defective decision it is but it is true and will be staunch decision of striking off usage of 1000 and 500 Rupee notes currency in India. This decision has been made by the present government under the PM who says, IMF and World Bank states India is an economic star now.

Every citizen will be allowed to withdraw 10,000 Rupees from Bank or ATM per day and 30,000 per week which seems to be less. This ban on notes can be major stroke on Indian economy but we will, have to wait and watch how it turns out to be.
Why India Banned 500 and 1000 Rupee Notes

1000rs banned notes

India Banned 500rs & 1000rs Notes from 9th November 2016

India has made a strict decision of banning regular 500 and 1000 rupee notes from circulation which is a result of finding 1.25 lakh crore black money. Indian government believes that by taking this decision we can hit black markets down and you would be least circulation of black money and fraud would not take place.

Indian Announces 2000 Rupee Note Circulation

Instead of 500 and 1000 Rupee notes RBI will be issuing 2000 rupee notes which will be a regular currency circulation over India.


All those people who are worrying what to do with the stacks of 500 and 1000 notes, need not to glaze and run punching on the government. Because they have released a statement saying that all the remaining 500 and 1000 rupees notes are to be deposited at neat by Post Offices
Well Indian finance is sure going to face chaos by the demoing plans of our beloved Prime Minister Narendra Modi. So, most of you might be wondering what more topics have been discussed and stated during this speech. So I have posted all of them below.


  • Sab ka sarkaar, sab ka vikas – governance and progress for all is our motto. We are focused on empowerment of the poor. A series of schemes we have introduced all aim at this. This is a government for our farmers.
  • Corruption and black money are diseases rooted in this country, they are obstacles to our success.
  • We are among fastest-growing economies, but we also rank so high in global corruption rankings.
  • Terror strikes at the innocent. Who funds these terrorists? Across the border, our enemy uses fake currency and dodgy funds to sponsor terror – this has been proven repeatedly.
  • Terror strikes at the innocent. Who funds these terrorists? Across the border, our enemy uses fake currency and dodgy funds to sponsor terror – this has been proven repeatedly.
  • When you elected this government in 2014, world was talking about India being shaky economically. But India is now an economic star – this is what IMF and World Bank are saying.

Commoners over social media networks like Facebook and Twitter has started trolling the decision made by Indian government Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This issue might seem going easy but would turn into a chaos if government takes no necessary steps to circulate money correctly.

Consequences for people depositing unaccounted money: 

CASE-I: Someone who has never filed a return deposits unaccounted money 

"Let's start with a case study, in which a person has unaccounted money (Black money) with him, and he has not filed any Income Tax Return (ITR) in earlier years. Say, this man has not received any notice from the Income tax department and has been successful in concealing his income so far. 

The possible consequences he might have to face as per the provisions of current Income tax laws if he is found to have deposited unaccounted money are as follows: 

Launch of new currency notes and ban on old notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 will force the assessee to get his cash exchanged or deposit it in banks. While depositing the unaccounted cash into his bank account or exchanging he will have to submit his PAN and other details to the banking officials. This would make the likelihood of his case being caught by the Income tax Department very high As a result, he would be likely to get notices from the income tax department asking the source of this amount deposited by him in the bank.

1. Notice under section 142(1): 

This notice would require him to furnish his ITR within the time period allowed in the notice which is normally 15 days. Further the Assessing officer (A.O) would require him to produce his books of account, other documents and information. You might be astonished but here the A.O has powers even to enquire about your personal belongings and can ask you to submit your personal books of accounts. This notice can ask for information relating to the 3 years immediately preceding the financial year for which assessment is to be made. 
Generally this notice would come along with a notice under section 144, 148 or 153A. 

If you don't comply with notice under section 142(1): 

If the assessee does not comply with the directions, conditions specified in the notice, then he might have to face best judgement assessment under section 144 - this means that the A.O will assess your income and impose tax and penalty as per his own judgement. Also, in this case the A.O would not be liable to issue you any show cause notice under section 144 meaning that you would not be given any opportunity to convince the AO that section 144 should not be imposed on you. 

Further, not complying with the notice directives would lead to a minimum fine of Rs 4 per day which may extend up to Rs 10 per day for each day the failure continues. Apart from this you might end up in prison for up to 1 year.

Also a penalty of Rs 10,000 will be levied on you for not complying. However, this penalty would not be imposed in case you satisfy your A.O. that there were reasonable causes for not complying with the notice directives in time (such as death in family) 

2. Notice under section 148: 

You might receive a notice under this section in which case you would be subject to 'income escaping assessment.' This assessment is done under section 147 and the A.O has very wide powers while doing this assessment.

Here the A.O can open your assessment for the last 6 financial years i.e. he can ask you to explain source of your income , provide income related proofs etc for the last 6 years.

The A.O can ask for all the documents he thinks are necessary for him to compute your true income and finally assess your correct income and thereafter issue you a notice under section 156 demanding the amount of tax payable by you (as re-calculated by him), along with interest and penalties and prosecution.

3. Assessment under section 153A i.e. income tax raid: 

After detecting your unaccounted income deposits, the tax department may decide to conduct an income tax raid at your place to find out other assets like gold, property papers, benami transactions etc in your possession/ ownership. In such a case you would not get any advance notice. Such search and seizure proceedings are the most aggressive step which can be taken by the income tax department and and hope that you are not the one who gets in its ambit.

4. Directions under section 144A: 

If your income tax return for any year is already being assessed under any section other than the normal self assessment, then your case could be hurt if you are detected depositing unaccounted income. The tax law permits the joint commissioner to instruct your A.O to take a stricter view of your case pending before him.

CASE-II-Someone who has not declared full income in returns filed 

Let us take the case of a person who has filed the ITR for earlier years but the income declared in his returns is way less than what he was actually earning/receiving. Consequently, he has been evading tax. The consequences these people might have to face as per the provisions of current Income tax laws are as follows.

1. Notice under section 143(2): 

You might receive a notice under section 143(2) which simply means that your case has been picked up for scrutiny by the income tax department. Now you would be asked to submit the evidences to substantiate the income declared in your ITR. For the financial year 2015-16, a notice under this section can be issued till 30.9.2017. In the notice the A.O can ask for books and accounts for any number of previous years 

Finally an assessment order under section 143(3) will be issued to you along with a notice to pay additional tax , interest thereon and penalty charges.

2. Notice under section 148 and section 153A can be issued here as well.


How does the black money get generated?

  • Corruption– Mr. Blackappa, an officer in government service, demands Rs.1 lakh from Mr.Shortcut for doing a favour (say to approve the building sanction plan). Mr. Shortcut hands over Rs.1 Lakh to the officer in cash (no one takes a bribe in cheque/demand draft!). This money will not be accounted in the books of Blackappa and he won’t pay any taxes on it (it may be good to legalize bribe and collect taxes on it) Count # 1 – Rs.1,00,000 black money is generated.
  • Sale of property – Mr. Greedy buys a property from Mr. Cheat for a total sale value of Rs.50 Lakhs. He takes Rs.35 Lakhs in cheque/DD and the balance in cash. He pays stamp duty on Rs.35 Lakhs, and the seller pays capital gain tax considering the value as Rs.35 Lakhs. Count # 2 – Rs.15,00,000 black money is generated.
  • Sale of goods/services without invoice – You buy a sofa set from a furniture dealer. What is the price? The shopkeeper will tell “the price is Rs.60000 plus taxes at 14.5%”. Any discount? The answer from him will be “Yes madam, I can offer it at Rs.58,000 without the bill. If you want, I can write on a piece of paper or on a quotation” Count # 3 – Rs.58,000 black money is generated.
  • Accounting for fictitious expenses –  A businessman tells his accountant “I can’t pay so much tax. Do something, reduce the taxes” The accountant accommodates by booking fictitious expenses. If the businessman declares a profit of Rs.15 Lakhs against the actual profit of Rs.25 Lakhs, black money of Rs.10 lakhs is created. Count # 4 – Rs.10 Lakhs black money is generated.

Avenues for spending black money in black

  • Investing in property – The middle-class black money earners spend/invest them in black. For example, Mr.GHK sells a house for Rs.90 Lakhs (of which, he takes Rs.30 Lakhs in Cash – black) and reinvests/buys another flat/plot by giving Rs.30 lakhs apart from white money. So, the rule is Black for Black and white for white
  • Spend on weddings and functions – I needn’t explain it. If you attend the weddings at Palace Grounds in Bangalore and hi-fi wedding halls, you will get to see the ‘real color’ of black money. As I understand there are people who spend 2-5 Crores for a wedding! A large sum of corrupt money is spent on social events and functions.
  • Buying goods/services where the identification is not mandatory – For example, white goods, building houses and its interiors, etc., are done using black money earned in cash.
  • School Fee and donations – You may be aware of donations! For the medical seat, over a crore of rupees to be paid as a donation in cash!
  • Buying gold / precious metals – Instead of accumulating cash, people will buy gold, diamond and other precious metals. People buy gold in small quantities, from different shops, in the name of all members of the family.
  • Elections – As per the Election Commission of India, a maximum of Rs.70 lakhs can be spent by a candidate per Lok Sabha Constituency. Do you believe that they spend only Rs.70 lakhs? I understand that each candidate spends over Rs.30 Crores per Lok Sabha Seat!  From where is this kind of money available? Corrupt money is spent in elections.
Now the big question – Is this not known to the Government? What actions have they taken to curb the black money? Honestly, so far, nothing much is done, except ‘lip service’ by a few politicians and a few ‘cosmetic’ changes in the law. (How to Convert Black Money into White Money in India without Paying Tax).

Recently, Special Investigation Team (SIT), appointed by the Supreme Court has come out with its findings and suggestions to curb black money.

Black Money Conversion Case Studies

CASE 1: Go to a Jeweler. Give him the amount you want to convert into white as cash. he would give you a cheque back for the same amount less 4%. He would give you a purchase bill to show that you have sold silver utensils to him. On the amount of the cheque when you file your return you will have to pay no capital gain tax as Silver utensils are Personal effects and capital gain does not arise on sale of personal effects. There you go , the money is white now!!!

CASE 2: Conversion of Black Money to White Money with the application of Sec 51 of the Income tax act, 1961.

Mr. X : A Business man who wants to convert his black money to white.

Property: Cost of Acquisition: Rs. 10 Lacs.

Mr. Y: A Salaried person who wants to convert his white money to black may be because he has to make payment in black for the property purchased by him.

Mr. X enters into an agreement with Mr. Y for the sale of property for Rs. 150 lacs with a condition that advance money of Rs. 30 lacs shall be given by Mr. Y and balance shall be paid within 3 months else advance money shall be forfeited.

Modus Operandi: Mr. Y makes payment of Rs. 30 lacs to Mr. X by way of a cheque as the advance money and Mr. X in turns gives the black money to Mr. Y of the same amount. Now, Mr. Y intentionally fails to make balance payment within the due time and the amount is forfeited by Mr. X. In this manner black money of Mr. X is converted to white money.The money is white now!!!

CASE 3: Another popular way of converting black into white money is by getting a gift from a relative. For this modus operandi, the relative must possess white money. For example, you have some black money (say Rs. 10 lacs) which you want to convert into white. You can ask your relative to gift you Rs.10 lacs by way of cheque and you will in turn transfer your black money to him/her. Here 56(2)(vii) is not attracted as gift is received from a relative.

CASE 4:- Converting black to white by way of cheque

People also give the black money to a person (say a family member or a friend) and take a cheque from them. They show that as a loan receipt and thus they can temporarily convert their black money into white.

Then they again give them a check as a repayment of loan and receive cash which converts white to black again, but during the time the loan is outstanding, they convert their black into white, but people who do this are not aware that Section 68 on loans is applicable and you will have to prove the creditworthiness as well as the genuineness of transactions to the IT Department or else the loan receipt will be treated as income from undisclosed sources.

CASE 5: Another popular way of converting black into white money is showing income in cash like tuition income or any other professional fees.Just pay the tax at normal rate and your money is white now!!!!

Also people make investment where it is allowed to invest in cash and where the maturity is tax free for example buying an insurance policy where you are not required to show all your premiums and the maturity is tax free. For example your insurance premium is 25000/- per annum and you can pay 6000 in check (shown in books) and remaining in cash, people increasing the proportion of premium paid in cash increasing as and pay entire premium in white for last two years before maturity. No ITO is going to check premium of more then last two years and it is a small example. People are paying huge cash premiums everyday. In case of this small premium, the cost of investigation exceeds the benefit to the exchequer so the ITO will give a test check for at the max last two years.

DISCLAIMER
  • I don’t recommend readers to follow any of these steps. I just want them to be aware regarding these false practices.
  • I encourage open discussion regarding this article but advices, opinions, suggestions which may land the opinion seekers into trouble later on are not encouraged.
  • I trust that a tax planning should be done in such a way that it can stand the test of the legal battle of course subject to debates.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

North Western Railway PNR Status - Online Reservation, Enquiry Tatkal | Jaipur | www.indianrail.gov.in

North Western Railway PNR Status - Online Reservation, Enquiry Tatkal | Jaipur | www.indianrail.gov.in

Among 16 Railway zones of Indian Railway North Western Railway Zone is one of them. The North Western Zone came into existence from Northern Railway and Western Railway Zones. It took 2-2 divisions from both these divisions and formed North Western Railway Zone.

History of North Western Railway including Divisions:


Railway board on 16th September 1996 approved this zone along with five other new zones. This zone took birth and came into effect on 1st October 2002. The first foundation stone for this division was kept by Prime Minister Shri H.D. Deve Gowda at K.P.Singh Stadium,Jaipur on 17th october 1996. 
The headquarters of North Western Railway are located in Jaipur. The North Western Railway zone have four divisions.
  • Jodhpur Division
  • Bikaner Division
  • Jaipur Division
  • Ajmer Division.

Jaipur Division :

This division was developed by merging parts of Jaipur state Railway and Rajputana Malwa Railway.This division covers areas of Rajasthan,Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. It is the passenger earning division. The 84.92% of its income is earned by the passenger traffic. Its staff strength is about 12000 employees in all categories.

Bikaner Division :

In 1924,Bikaner divison came into existence.It covers the areas of Rajasthan,Punjab and Haryana.The passenger and goods traffic are equal here. It has a strength of 13000 employees in all categories.

Jodhpur Division :

In 1882,Jodhpur Division came into existence. It covers the areas of semi-urban districts of Rajasthan. It also covers Jodhpur,Pali Marwar,Nagaur Jalore,Barmer,Jaisalmer and certain districts of Gujarat.the staff strength of this division is about 10000 employees in all categories.

Ajmer Division :

This division covers the areas of Rajasthan and Gujarat. This division is prominent on the religious and tourist map of India as it witness a huge passenger traffic to Ajmer Sharif,Pushkar, Jain Temples Dilwara at Mount Abu and Ranakpur Temples. The staff strength of this division is about 9000 employees. This zone covers 578 stations of different states. It is spread over a vast area having huge route of 5449.29 kilometers . 2575.03 kilometer of these route are broad gauge,while the remaining 2874.23 kilometer route are meter gauge. Abu(ABU Road) is the main operating dis sheds is NWK which holds WDM2's,WDM3's,WDG3A's,WDG's. The broad gauge locomotive like WDM2,WDG,WDP4's and WSM3A's are operated by Bhagat Ki Kothi(BGKT),Jodhpur.YDM4's the metre gauge locomotive are runned by Phulera,Jaipur.

Major Railway Stations of North Western Railway:

Some of the major railway junctions of North Western Railways are:-
  • Sri Ganganagar City
  • Suratgarh
  • Hisar
  • Alwar
  • Lalgarh
  • Bikaner
  • Phalodi
  • Merta td
  • Ajmer
  • Jalpur
  • Marwar
  • Luni
  • Jodhpur
  • Chittaurgarh
  • Mavli
  • Palanpur
Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan state.It is the largest city in Rajasthan.On 18th November 1727,Maharaja Jai Singh II,the ruler of Ajmer Founded it and the city was named after his name.The population of Jaipur city is 3.1 million according to the cencus of 2010-11 making the city 1.th most populated city in the India.Jaipur is also known as the Pink City of India.
Jaipur is located 260 km away from New Delhi,the capital of India.Jaipur is the part of the Golden Triangle of Tourist Circuit along with Agra.

You can directly check the North Western Railway PNR Status on the Official website of Indian Railway - www.indianrail.gov.in.
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Friday, September 16, 2016

APSRTC Bus Information, Bus Timings, Routes, Enquiry APSRTConline Bus Tickets Booking

APSRTC Bus Information, Bus Timings, Routes, Enquiry APSRTC Online Bus Tickets Booking @www.apsrtconline.in

APSRTConline

Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation
APSRTC was first eastablished in June 1932 as NSR-RTS(Nizam State Rail and Road Transport Depatrment).APSRTC was developed as a wing of Nizam State railway in the erstwhile Hyderabad state.It was later converted to APSRTC on 11th January 1958 under Road Transport Corporations Act 1950.


APSRTC - Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation

The Headquarters of APSRTC is located at RTC house in Pandit Nehru Bus Station of Vijaywada.
It started its working with 27 buses and 166 employees.
After the development in past 77 years,today it has in total 19,972 buses with 426 bus stations.It has total 127 depots and 790 bus shelters.

The buses of APSRTC covers the area of 47.37lakh kms and transport 65.71 lakh people at their destinations every day.
Bus Services of APSRTC :
  • Vennela
  • Garuda Plus
  • Garuda
  • Indra
  • Super Luxury
  • Deluxe
  • Express
  • Amaravathi
  • Desire
  • Metro Luxury AC
  • Ultra Deluxe

Areas Covered By APSRTC :

Andhra Pradesh :

Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Kakinada, Rajahmundry, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam, Guntur, Eluru, Ongole, Nellore, Chittoor, Tirupathi (Tirupati), Anantapur, Kadapa, Kurnool etc.

Telangana :

Hyderabad, Sangareddy, Mahabubnagar, Nalgonda, Miryalaguda, Warangal, Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Bodhan, Adilabad, Nirmal, Khammam, Bhadrachalam etc. and

Surrounding States :

Mumbai, Pune, Shirdi, Nagpur, Bengaluru, Chennai, Vellore etc.


For, APSRTC online reservation and information regarding  visit the official website here www.apsrtconline.in to check and book APSRTC bus online instantly with live status.

APSRTC also have introduced a new application to access their features like booking, enquiry etc.
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Monday, September 12, 2016

North Central Railway PNR Status - Online Reservation, Enquiry Tatkal | Allahabad | www.indianrail.gov.in

North Central Railway PNR Status - Online Reservation, Enquiry Tatkal | Allahabad | www.indianrail.gov.in

HISTORY of North Central Railway

On 1st April 2003,The North Central Railway Zone came into existence. The North Central Railway Zone spread over a wide area over North Central India.It covers the areas of Uttar Pradesh,Madhya Pradesh,Rajasthan and Haryana.It covers about 3062kms of rail route in there. The North Central Railway IS also know as the "Workhouse of Indian Railways".North Central Railway is the heart of the Indian Railways. The headquarters of North central Railway Zone is located in Allahabad.

North Central Railway Divisions :

The North Central Railway Zone is DIvided into three zones 1. Allahabad Division 2. Jhansi Division 3. Agra Division Initially Allahabad was a part oF The Central railway ZOne and Jhansi was the part of the Central Railway Zone.LAter on by the formation of NCR these divisions were included in it. It starts from Ghaziabad in the North till Mughalsarai in the East on new Delhi Howrah trunk Route and From Palwal to Bina on New Delhi Mumbai/Chennai Corridor. North Central Railway has in total 423 stations out of which 202 are main line stations and 221 are branch line stations.

Major Railway Stations of North Central Railway:

  • Jhansi Junction 
  • Kanpur Central
  • Allahabad Junction
  • Agra Cantt
  • Aligarh Junction
  • Ghaziabad
  • Gwalior Junction
  • Mathura Junction
  • Raja ki Mandi
  • Mirzapur
  • Achhnera Junction
  • Dhaulpur
  • Morena
  • Dabra
  • Datia
  • Mauranipur
  • Firozabad
  • Shikohabad
  • Jaswantnagar
  • Etawah
  • Bharthana
  • Achalda
  • Phaphund (Dibiyapur)
  • Jhinjhak
  • Panki
  • Fatehpur

Workshops and Manpower :

North Central Railway have two workshops 1. Wagon Repair Workshop It is located in Jhansi. Here the repairing of the wagon of the Indian Railways are done. 2. Rail Spring Karkhana It is located in Sithouli(Gwalior).It deals with the manufacturing of Coaching Stock springs as well as Locomotive springs. National Central Railway also consists of the electric loco shed. The staff strength of the North Central Railway Zone is of 69,644 employees in all categories. Allahabad is also known as Prayag and IIhabad.Allahabad resides in the Uttar Pradesh state of India.It is the most populated city in the state.It ranks seventh in the most populated cities of Uttar Pradesh and fifteenth in the Northern India and in India it stands at thirty six.It is the 130th fastest growing city in the world.Allahabad was ranked third in most liveable city in the state and in India it stands at a position of twenty ninth.Allahabad is located in the southern Uttar Pradesh.The metropolitan area of state covers 70.5km sq.This city is full of colleges,researcg institutes and central and state government offices.
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

East Central Railway PNR Status - Online Reservation, Enquiry Tatkal | Hajipur | www.indianrail.gov.in

East Central Railway PNR Status - Online Reservation, Enquiry Tatkal | Hajipur | www.indianrail.gov.in

HISTORY of East Central Railway

East Central Railway was first set up on september 8,1996.It became operational from 1st october 2002 by splitting out from Eastern Railways zones and Northern Railway Zones.  East Central railway covers a wide track of 5403.693 kilometers. Among these 1572.20 kilometers have been electrified. It has played a vital role in the development of area as it have been lifeline for the people in its expanse.



East central railway has always been different and unique in the Loading Goods and Passenger Traffic. East Central Railway holds great importance in view of the huge coal loading in Jharkhand in Dhanbad division and in highly populated area of Bihar. East Central Railway works as a gateway to Nepal with International Traffic catering to the movement of export traffic and passengers to Nepal and vice versa. General Manager is considered as the administrative head of the Ea st Central Railway. The current Head of this zone is Mr. Rajiv Mishra.

East Central Railway DIVISIONS


The East Central Railway covers Bihar,Jharkhand,Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. The headquarter of East Central Railway is located in Hajipur of Vaishali district.The east central railway is divided into 5 divisions.

  1. Sonpur
  2. Samastipur
  3. Danapur
  4. Mughalsarai
  5. Dhanbad




Important Trains


  • Patna Rajdhani Express
  • Vaishali Express
  • Sapt Kranti Express
  • Sampoorna Kranti Express
  • Bihar Sampark Kranti Superfast Express
  • Lichchavi Express
  • Sadbhavna Express
  • Mithilanchal Express
  • Sadbhavna Express




Important Stations

  • Patna
  • Muzaffarpur
  • Dhanbad
  • Mughalsarai
  • Darbhanga
  • Samastipur
  • Purnia
  • Saharsa
  • Sitamarhi
  • Barauni
  • Gaya
  • Gomoh
  • Motihari
  • Daltonganj
  • kodarma
  • Areraj
You can directly check the East Central Railway PNR Status on the Official website of Indian Railway - www.indianrail.gov.in.

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

East Coast Railway PNR Status - Online Reservation, Enquiry Tatkal | Bhubaneswar | www.indianrail.gov.in

East Coast Railway PNR Status - Online Reservation, Enquiry Tatkal | Bhubaneswar | www.indianrail.gov.in

Out of the five new zones inaugurated by the Prime Minister Shri H.D.Deve Gowda on 8th august 1996,East coast railway was one of them.On 16th September the charge over the zone was taken over by the Officer-on-Special Duty.Firstly the East Coastal Railway Zone had only one division namely Khudra Road.Later on,On 1st April 2003 when the East Coastal Zone became fully operational,it carved three divisions from the South Eastern Railway.

History of East Coast Railway

A brief history of East Coast Railway is appended chronologically hereunder :

Year & Events


  • 1889

Survey of Rail line on the East Coast from Vijaywada junction point of Southern Maratha  Railway and Nizam’s Guaranteed State Railway to Cuttack was ordered by the                                   Government of Madras.

  • 1890

The construction of this line in the title of East Coast Railway was sanctioned.

  • 1899

BNR line to Cuttack from Kharagpur was opened on the New Year’s day.

  • 1902

319.51 miles of broad gauge line, then known as Northern Section of East Coast Railway were merged into the Bengal Nagpur Railway System.

  • 1955                  

Formation of the South Eastern Railway.


  • 1996                  

Inauguration of the East Coast Railway by Hon’ble Prime Minister.


  • 2003                  

East Coast Railway was made operational on 01.04.2003.

East Coast Railway Divisions

The three divisions of the East Coastal Railway zone are:-


  • 1. Khurda Road Division.
  • 2. Waltair Division.
  • 3. Sambalpur Division.


The headquarters of East Coastal Railway Zone is located at Bhubaneswar.

The East Coastal Railway Zone is widely spread over almost each and every part of Odhisa along with the areas of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam districts of Northeastern Andhra Pradesh and Bastar and Dantewada districts of Chhattisgarh state.These areas have a coastal line so the are rich in nutrients and other natural resources.East COastal Railway Zone plays a vital role in the transportaion of these goods.In order to achieve anticipated growth,development of rail infrastucture of this zone is progressing very fast.

Major Railway Stations of East Coast Railway

Some of the major railway junctions are:-
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Cuttack
  • Puri
  • Khurda Road
  • Bhadrak
  • Jajpur Keonjhar Road
  • Brahmapur
  • Angul
  • Sambalpur
  • Balangir
  • Titlagarh
  • Kantabanji
  • Rayagada
  • Palasa
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Vizianagaram.

Odisha and Mahasamund Bagbahra Arranged in Chhattisgarh consists of most of the major stations of East Coastal Railway Zone.



Major Trains

From Bhubaneswar

  • Bhubaneswar - Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Konark Express
  • Bhubaneswar - Visakhapatnam Intercity Express
  • Bhubaneswar - Secunderabad Visakha Express
  • Bhubaneswar - New Delhi Duronto Express
  • Bhubaneswar - New Delhi Rajdhani Express
  • Bhubaneswar - Chennai Central Superfast Express

From Puri

  • Puri - New delhi Purushottam Superfast Express
  • Puri - Digha Samudra Kanya Superfast Express
  • Puri - Ahmedabad Superfast Express
  • Puri - Howrah Sri Jagannath Express
  • Puri - Surat Superfast Express

From Visakhapatnam

  • Visakhapatnam - Amritsar Hirakud Express
  • Visakhapatnam - Amritsar Hirakud Express
  • Visakhapatnam - New Delhi AP AC Superfast Express

From Sambalpur

  • Sambalpur - Howrah Superfast Express
  • Sambalpur - Puri Intercity Express
  • Sambalpur - Varanasi Express
You can directly check the East Coast Railway PNR Status on the Official website of Indian Railway - www.indianrail.gov.in.
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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Northeast Frontier Railway PNR Status - Online Reservation, Enquiry Tatkal | Maligaon | www.indianrail.gov.in

Northeast Frontier Railway PNR Status - Online Reservation, Enquiry Tatkal | Maligaon | www.indianrail.gov.in

On 14 april 1952, The North Eastern Railway came into existence by the amalgamation of Assam Railways and Oudh and Tirhut Railway. After a span of 6 years on 15 January 1958,the North Eastern Railways was divided into two parts.

  • 1. North Eastern Railway
  • 2. Northeast Frontier Railway.

It was bifurcated to serve the needs of the northeastern states. The Northeastern Frontier Railway have secured its place in the 17 railway zones of India. The headquarters of Northeastern Frontier Railway are located in Maligaon Guwahati in the state of Assam.

It is responsible for all the rail operations undergoing in the areas is entire Northeast and parts of West Bengal and Bihar.

The areas covered under Northeastern Frontier Railway are Assam,Nagaland, West Bengal, Tripura, Sikkim, Manipur, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Bihar.


Northeast Frontier Railway Divisions

North east frontier railways is divided into 5 divisions :

  • 1. Katihar
  • 2. Alipurduar
  • 3. Lumding
  • 4. Tinsukia
  • 5. Rangiya
A Senior Administrative grade officer known as Divisional Railway Manager is appointed for each of these divisions and runs it.

There are 7 Major sections in Northeast Frontier Railways .

Major Sections of Northeast Frontier Railway:

  • New Bongaigaon–Guwahati section
  • New Jalpaiguri–New Bongaigaon section
  • Rangia-Murkongselek section
  • Guwahati–Lumding section
  • Lumding–Dibrugarh section
  • Lumding-Badarpur section
  • Silchar–Sabroom section

Notable Trains :

  • Poorvottar Sampark Kranti Express
  • Dibrugarh Town–New Delhi Rajdhani Express-Daily
  • Howrah–New Jalpaiguri Shatabdi Express
  • Kamakhya - Mumbai LTT AC Express
  • Kamakhya Yesvantpur AC Express
  • North East Express
  • Kaziranga Express
  • Kamrup Express
  • Guwahati Jorhat Town Jan Shatabdi Express
  • Kolkata - Guwahati Garib Rath Express
  • Guwahati - Secunderabad Express
  • Guwahati Thiruvananthapuram Express
  • Avadh Assam Express.


Major Stations of Northeast Frontier Railway

 Bihar


  • Katihar Junction
  • Purnia Junction
  • Kishanganj
  • Jogbani
  • Manihari

West Bengal


  • New Jalpaiguri
  • Siliguri Junction
  • Alipurduar Junction
  • New Alipurduar
  • New Coochbehar
  • New Mal
  • Haldibari
  • Jalpaiguri
  • Darjeeling
  • Kurseong
  • Aluabari Road
  • Raiganj
  • Balurghat

ASSAM


  • Guwahati
  • Kamakhya
  • New Bongaigaon
  • Rangiya
  • Dekargaon
  • Lumding
  • Silchar
  • New Haflong
  • Mariani Junction
  • Dibrugarh
  • New Tinsukia
  • Ledo
  • Badarpur Junction
  • Dhubri
  • Goalpara Town

Nagaland


  • Dimapur

Tripura


  • Agartala
  • Dharmanagar
  • Ambassa
  • Manu
  • Kumar Ghat
  • Udaipur

Meghalaya


  • Mendipathar

"New Jalpaiguri" is the most busiest station of the whole Northeast Frontier Railway Zone and "New Cooch Behar" is the largest station consisting of 6 lines towards New Changrabandha, New Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar Jn, New Bongaigaon, Dhubri and Bamanhat. 

You can directly check the PNR Status on the Official website of www.indianrail.gov.in.
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