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Blog Entry# 1976387  
Posted: Aug 30 2016 (16:14)

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Last Response: Sep 01 2016 (08:38)
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Aug 30 2016 (16:14)   12553/Vaishali SF Express (PT)

©The Dark Lord™~   4904 blog posts
Entry# 1976387            Tags   Past Edits
History of our Legendary Vaishali Super Fast Express:-
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This is the reason which compelled me to become a ferroequinologist. Seems I have some short of Nostalgic connection with this fella. The old guard is once again under the Spotlight of Rail fans because of the change in it's locomotive link, so I find this time suitable to share the history of this Legendary and Iconic Train which I have re-collected from the Archives of my ancestral wisdom and Railway Contacts.
Express which was then Known as ''Jyanti Janta Express'' was introduced to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of India attaining Independence.
**It had it's first run on 31 Oct. 1973 from Muzaffarpur in Bihar to New Delhi via BJU-PNBE-MGS-ALD-CNB-TDL. This was 2nd train of 'Jyanti Janta'' Category of trains started by the then Minister of Railways, Late Lalit Narayan Mishra.
**Late L.N Mishra joined his office as the Rail Minister in 1973 and within Few months he inked the approval to run this train and on 31st. Oct it made it's maiden run.
**Some Myths and controversies are also there regarding it's name ''Jyanti Janta'' because ''Jyanti" was the name of L.N Mishra's Wife and some people say that he started this series of train on her name which is against the Railways Policy of not running a train in the Name of a Living Person.
**Initially it used to be a bi-weekly train.
**No Air Conditioned coaches were there in those days and it had only Second Class Sleeper(earlier Sleeper coaches were known as Second Class Sleeper), General Coaches and a Pantry Car.
**It used to run with train Number as 153 UP and 154 DOWN Jyati Janta Express.
**What's more interesting is that, their was a train naming ''Vaishali" Express in that time also which was later discontinued.
**Specially Made coaches decorated with Mithila art Works were assigned to this prestigious train.
** After the Guage conversion of MFP-GKP-Barabanki route it was Diverted on it's current route.
** It's also one of the Earliest Mail/Exp Train to receive an ISO certification.
So, Whenever you see this Train in future don't consider this as mere an ordinary train, it's a whole piece of History of Indian Railways.
-:Corrections and Information would be appreciated.

12 posts - Wed Aug 31, 2016

Aug 31 2016 (16:43)
विश्व नाथ*^   16774 blog posts   268 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1976387-13            Tags   Past Edits
2 January 1975 Then MR LN Mishra opened SPJ-MFP BG line and died very next day.
But info i got from sources says that the Jayanti Janata Exp was introduced on 31 OCT 1973 as 7 only stoppage SPJ-NDLS Exp. After BG connection up to MFP the washing was done at MFP. Ultimately MFB become source of this train.
There is no record available on net and only old print TT or some people can confirm it.
got IRFCA link for validation of my point.
Also click here

Aug 31 2016 (17:16)
विश्व नाथ*^   16774 blog posts   268 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1976387-14            Tags   Past Edits
Also read THIS document page 21-22 for removing any doubt whether Jayanti Janta was introduced from Samastipur or Muzaffarpur

Aug 31 2016 (18:38)
©The Dark Lord™~   4904 blog posts
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Asha karte hai ki ab iski Punctuality Sudhregi. Accha or Bura daur Insaan ho ya Train sabhi ko dekhna padta. bete kuch din iske iske liye acche nahi the per ummid hai aage acche honge. Sayad aapne suna nahi, Patjhad ke baad aate hai din bahaar ke ... jeena kya jeevan se haar ke

Sep 01 2016 (02:13)
Ankit Sharma~   2127 blog posts   235 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1976387-16            Tags   Past Edits
Record hai iske naam
Sl me 900 waiting nd 3ac me 700 waiting

Sep 01 2016 (08:38)
©The Dark Lord™~   4904 blog posts
Re# 1976387-17            Tags   Past Edits
Ya, Vaishali holds the record to have highest number of Waiting ever in the history of Indian Railways. This describes the patronage that this Iconic train enjoys.
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