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May 03 2014 (11:05)   22475/Bikaner - Coimbatore AC SF Express

anilupa35   27 blog posts   30 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 1081876            Tags   Past Edits
this train does not have pantry car. if you are travelling with family please carry enough food and water as from Roha to Mangalore junction you dont get anything apart from Vada Pav in couple of stations.

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Jun 16 2015 (14:18)
Adiprem   463 blog posts   2 correct pred (33% accurate)
Re# 1081876-6            Tags   Past Edits
If the CC on TT shows avaiability of PC, and our members have travelled who say "No PC" , this contradiction needs to be cleared and correct CC needs to be displayed....

Jul 13 2015 (22:23)
Soumitra Chawathe*^~   30224 blog posts   98197 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1081876-10            Tags   Past Edits
When introduced, it must have had PC. Now withdrawn it seems....
★★★  Rail Fanning
Jun 17 2015 (16:12)  

PKV*^~   19055 blog posts   70 correct pred (79% accurate)
Entry# 1515413            Tags   Past Edits
The Bangalore - Mumbai railway line goes alongside my apartment complex at Hoysalanagar just past the nondescript Chennasandra Stn. I get an elevated view of the track from my flat but not good enough to satiate my desires as a railfan. Little wonder that I decided to go closer to the track, a little ahead of my complex, for a better look, which ultimately proved to be too close for my comfort and ended up with a narrow escape from danger.
It was around 7.30 last
evening and I tried to find a way to get as near as possible to the railway track in order to have a glimpse of the majestic NDLS-bound Karnataka Express. To reach the vantage point I had to negotiate on foot a kuccha road leading from the 4th or 5th Main of T.C.Palya Main Road, Ramamurthy Nagar to a mound overlooking the rail line. Between the road and the track was a slum which I had to cross to reach my destination.
Just as I crossed the narrow path that led to the slum, I was in for a rude shock. I was accosted by 3 young toughs one of whom placed his hand on my shoulder in a vice-like grip and another caught hold of my left hand. The third fella was facing me and launched a torrent of abuse in Kannada. Suddenly he snatched my mobile which was in my right hand. After I could recover from the initial shock, I asked in Hindi " Yeh, kya ho raha hai ? ". My question was greeted with another barrage of abuse. Fortunately I could not understand what they were trying to achieve or the meaning of the abuses. After some time I gently said " Kannada gothilla ", the only 2 words I know in the local language. The abusive one in the group asked me what language I knew and I said English and Tamil. He then went on to state in Tamil that 2 of the water tankers, quite of a few which were parked in the open area adjoining the slum, were missing and feared to have been stolen. And that I was considered a PRIME SUSPECT, having been caught loitering near the parking lot. They said that I would not be allowed to leave the place till the police arrived and took me into custody. And only then would my mobile be handed over to me. They asked me what was my purpose in entering that area. My attempts to explain to them that I was trying to approach the track for the purpose of railfanning (Well I didn't use that word) cut no ice. In fact it only made matters worse and one of them asked in Tamil, WHAT WAS THE NEED TO COME ALL THE WAY THERE JUST TO SEE A TRAIN GO BY. However, with the passage of time and the lack of much reaction/response from my side, better sense prevailed among the group which had then increased to about 10 members.
By now , I felt mildly amused and realized that it was a case of mistaken identity. 7 or 8 minutes had passed by then and I started telling them in Tamil, that I felt sorry for their loss but was in no way responsible for what had happened. I asked them to accompany me to my flat where the security personnel would confirm my identity as a retired Bank Officer. They then asked me details about where I lived and finally after 10 mns let me go free with a strict warning not to come anywhere near their slum, whether for railfanning or otherwise.
At the end of the episode I am not too sure whether I was more relieved or amused. It was a probably a mixture of both :)

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Jun 17 2015 (18:14)
Adiprem   463 blog posts   2 correct pred (33% accurate)
Re# 1515413-19            Tags   Past Edits
PKV Sir,
You performed 'Where Eagles Dare" act ...
line could be "et me go free with a strict warning not to come anywhere near their slum, whether for railfanning or otherwise."
This shows that even "SLUMS" have their boundaries and no one is permitted to enter, howsoever honest... Many Mysteries may be lying burried in slums ...

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Rail Fanning
Jun 16 2015 (12:48)  

Adiprem   463 blog posts   2 correct pred (33% accurate)
Entry# 1514026            Tags   Past Edits
Have any Grievance with IR ?
Here is the Link click here you can reach post complaints
Rail Fanning
Jun 16 2015 (12:44)  

Adiprem   463 blog posts   2 correct pred (33% accurate)
Entry# 1514009            Tags   Past Edits
Know Facilities of #RetiringRooms and Dormitories at click here
Normally we see the IR site click here which does not show important aspect of Passenger Facilities very elaboratly.
IRCTC.co.in does show RR rooms on station but you can not see the numbers and rates and types unless you have PNR with you...
I tried many times to locate RR details on
irctc.co.in but could not succeed.
whereas the link click here shows rates and types of RR/dorm available at stations, if you know the Zone the task is easy to locate....
if you do not know Zone, refer IRI and you get Zone of the Station also ...
May 11 2015 (10:42)  

Adiprem   463 blog posts   2 correct pred (33% accurate)
Entry# 1463761            Tags   Past Edits
Can it be possible to put up Graphical Drawing in Travel Tips > Station Tips : Crucial Info like FOB, Escalators, Cloak Room, Rest Room, Waiting Room... alongwith Station Photo ?

May 11 2015 (10:44)
warriorsultan   1206 blog posts   48 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 1463761-1            Tags   Past Edits
Yes, you can put. Pls post them.
Rail News
Other NewsNR/Northern  -  
May 09 2015 (09:23)   रेलवे ने गंदगी फैलाने वालों से वसूले पौने पांच करोड़

I Like Trains   128 news posts
Entry# 1461220   News Entry# 223867         Tags   Past Edits
हेमंत रस्तोगी
नई दिल्ली। रेलवे स्टेशनों पर थूकने और गंदगी फैलाने वालों के खिलाफ रेल मंत्रालय की ओर से जबरदस्त अभियान छेड़ा गया है। प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी की प्रिय योजना स्वच्छ भारत अभियान को शत प्रतिशत लागू करने के लिए बीते एक साल के दौरान ऐसे मुसाफिरों पर जुर्माना ठोका जा रहा है।
रेलवे को इस अभियान के तहत बड़ी सफलता मिली है। 16 जोनल रेलवे में छेड़े गए अभियान के तहत रेलवे ने चार लाख सात हजार से अधिक मुसाफिरों पर चार करोड़ 67 लाख से अधिक का जुर्माना ठोका है। इस
अभियान को सबसे बड़ी सफलता दक्षिण मध्य रेलवे में मिली है जहां साढ़े 60 हजार मुसाफिरों से एक करोड़ 21 लाख से अधिक का जुर्माना वसूला गया है।
पंजाब, हरियाणा, जम्मू कश्मीर और उत्तर प्रदेश को संभालने वाला उत्तर रेलवे अभियान में दूसरे स्थान पर रहा है। उत्तर रेलवे ने 48 हजार से अधिक लोगों पर 45 लाख से अधिक का जुर्माना ठोका। उत्तर प्रदेश के अन्य हिस्सों को संचालित करने वाले उत्तर मध्य रेलवे ने तकरीबन 15 हजार लोगों को पकड़कर 19 लाख का जुर्माना ठोका, जबकि उत्तर पूर्व रेलवे ने 5300 लोगों पर पौने आठ लाख का जुर्माना लगाया।
रेलवे की ओर से ट्रेनों और रेलवे स्टेशनों पर गंदगी फैलाने वालों पर 500 रुपये या उससे अधिक का जुर्माना लगाने की व्यवस्था की गई है। रेलवे के जनरल मैनेजरों को जिम्मेदारी सौंपी गई है।
रेलवे ने साफ-सफाई के लिए छेड़ा अभियान, चार लाख मुसाफिर अब तक किए जा चुके हैं दंडित

May 09 2015 (11:00)
Adiprem   463 blog posts   2 correct pred (33% accurate)
Re# 1461220-1            Tags   Past Edits
इसको कहेते है "आम के आम और गुठली के दाम' ....
स्वच्छता मिली और पैसा भी ...
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Commentary/Human InterestWR/Western  -  
May 06 2015 (17:47)   Bizmen at trains mercy

rdb*^   124780 news posts
Entry# 1457440   News Entry# 223523         Tags   Past Edits
SURAT: Diamantaire Dinesh Navadia cancelled his planned trip to Ahmedabad as he could not get tickets in train's tatkaal quota. He wanted to avoid traffic jam near Bharuch. Navadia sent his wife instead but ensured that she started from Surat by road at 3am so that she does not get caught in the snarl.
Such is a scare of the traffic jams over Narmada that many have completely switched over to trains, even it means cancelling their scheduled programme due to non availability of tickets.
After TOI's relentless campaign against the bottleneck, the
Bharuch police and administration have taken number of steps for orderly movement of vehicles over Sardar Bridge and Golden Bridge. Still, people from Surat prefer early morning trains like Gujarat Queen to reach Ahmedabad than get stuck up for hours.
" I had to cancel my trip to Ahmedabad last week after I got to know there was a massive jam on Narmada bridge. I could not get seat in tatkal quote of Gujarat Queen," said Velji Sheta, president of Surat Builders Association.
Earlier, the real estate developers used to request chief minister's office in Gandhinagar. However, they now prefer to ask for her appointment when she is in South Gujarat.
Some businessmen who travel frequently to Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar have started taking longer route of tribal highway.
"I have travelled up to Vadodara from tribal highway via Bardoli- Rajpipla-Dabhoi during my last three trips. It takes an hour more but we are sure we will reach our destination in time," said Siddesh Dalsania, a real estate dealer.
According to an estimate, nearly 40,000 vehicles pass through Narmada bridge daily, of which 20,000 are cars and more than 60 per cent of these vehicles are from Surat city or district.

May 06 2015 (18:16)
Adiprem   463 blog posts   2 correct pred (33% accurate)
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May 06 2015 (18:18)
Adiprem   463 blog posts   2 correct pred (33% accurate)
Re# 1457440-2            Tags   Past Edits
When Govt is taking up major repairs of roads and bridges on Rivers , additional Trains can be run and also Ferry Trains that carry the Cars over the bridge ....
It will be additional revenue
General Travel
Apr 21 2015 (09:35)  

goodsie1976   6 blog posts   2 correct pred (33% accurate)
Entry# 1436558            Tags   Past Edits
any idea why trains are getting so late in Kanpur-mugalsari section. my travels plan are getting hampered as connecting train are getting missed due to late running of trains will this problem change in june

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Apr 26 2015 (15:13)
Adiprem   463 blog posts   2 correct pred (33% accurate)
Re# 1436558-4            Tags   Past Edits
These are guesses, may not be true,
1- Expansion Work on the stretch may be giving percollating effect of late running.
2- Giving priority to Goods Movement over passenger traffic
3- Political rivalry that forces Govt to lag behind the laid out plans
To check out on Terror threats security clearance takes toll of punctuality.

May 03 2015 (12:20)
Adiprem   463 blog posts   2 correct pred (33% accurate)
Re# 1436558-5            Tags   Past Edits
One more reason too can be attributed : "Rail roko" agitations happeing in one zone affecting another zone traffic...
Rail News
Major Accidents/DisruptionsNR/Northern  -  
May 03 2015 (11:34)   Congress workers stage 'rail roko' against law and order

rdb*^   124780 news posts
Entry# 1452737   News Entry# 223049         Tags   Past Edits
CHANDIGARH: Several trains were delayed in Punjab today after Congress workers led by the party's state unit chief Partap Singh Bajwa staged a 'rail roko' in several parts of the state, protesting against the "deteriorating" law and order situation and "tardy" procurement of wheat.
Bajwa along with his supporters squatted on the Amritsar-New Delhi railway track at Sirhind and protested against the alleged "lawlessness" in the state.
"The deteriorating law and order situation is part of the 'rail roko' agitation," he said.
MP Ravnit Bittu along with Congress MLAs Surinder Dawar and Bharat Bhushan, accompanied by Congress supporters sat on the rail track in Ludhiana and stopped several trains including Shatabdi.
Congress supporters were also protesting against the "tardy" procurement of wheat from grain markets in the state, accusing the SAD-BJP led government of its failure in ensuring smooth and hassle-free purchase of crop.
Railway officials said that because of the 'rail roko' agitation, about 15 trains got delayed.
Officials said that the impact of 'rail roko' was visible in Ludhiana, Beas, Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Jalandhar, Ajitwal and Ferozepur, among other areas.
"There has been an adverse impact on the movement of 10-15 trains because of the agitation," Northern Railways, Divisional Railway Manager (Ferozpur), Anuj Prakash said.
The Railway official appealed to the Congress protesters not to stop trains as it causes great inconvenience to passengers, besides causing national loss.
Meanwhile, a report from Phagwara said a large number of Congress activists of Kapurthala district, led by DCC President and MLA Navtej Singh Cheema, today squatted dharna on the rail tracks there as part of their statewide programme of 'rail roko'.
PPCC General Secretary Joginder Singh Mann, party's Doaba Zone President and MLA Tarlochan Singh Soondh, Spokesman Sukhpal Singh Khaira, also joined the dharna and addressed protesters along with Cheema.
The protesters sat on track from 12 noon to 1 pm. They raised anti-government slogans during their agitation and also carried placards mentioning, "Badal-Modi, Kisan Virodhi, Dalit Virodhi" (Both PM Narendra Modi and CM Parkash Singh Badal are anti-farmer and anti-dalit).
They also demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal and Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal for the Moga bus incident in which a teenage girl was killed after being allegedly molested and thrown off with her mother from a moving bus, belonging to the ruling Badal family in Punjab.
"Since the Orbit Aviation company was owned by Sukhbir Badal, he and its other owners should be interrogated in the same way as the officials of Uber Taxi service were questioned in connection with the alleged rape by a cab driver in New Delhi sometime back," they demanded.

May 03 2015 (12:18)
Adiprem   463 blog posts   2 correct pred (33% accurate)
Re# 1452737-2            Tags   Past Edits
This is repeated request to consider creating a category of NEWS that are appropriate to contents.
This news item 'Congress stages Rail Roko against Law and order' needs altogether a Category "Nor related to railways'dIn absence of such category, members are forced to choose category what is considered appropriate by them.
are two types of Disruptions :
One is created after Accident occuring unintentionally
second is created Intentionally .
As we see such NEWS should have a category that is fitting to Contents ...
★  Other Social
Apr 19 2015 (11:16)  

Biplob Kagyung   1771 blog posts
Entry# 1434320            Tags   Past Edits
Japan’s Maglev Train Hits World Record 590 Kilometers Per Hour.
Central Japan Railway Co. said its magnetic levitation bullet train hit 590 kilometers per hour (366 miles per hour) on Thursday and broke the previous speed record set 12 years ago by the company.
The train was operated on a test course constructed in Yamanashi prefecture in central Japan. The previous record of
581 kilometers per hour was set in December 2003. A spokeswoman at the company, known as JR Central, said the new record is likely to be short-lived, since the next test ride on Tuesday might see the train break 600 kilometers per hour.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to talk up Japan’s train prowess on a visit to the U.S. starting April 26. Mr. Abe’s trip includes a stop in California, which is planning a high-speed rail line.
JR Central has said it wants to export the maglev technology to the U.S. for a Washington-New York train link—a project Mr. Abe has said Japan would help finance.
According to JR Central, the test run was conducted to check the performance of the cars and had 29 technicians aboard. Passengers won’t experience the record-breaking speed even after the line opens for business, which is supposed to happen in 2027. The company has projected that the trains will operate at a maximum speed of 505 kilometers per hour.
The Japanese government in October approved the construction of what will be the world’s fastest train line, which will connect Tokyo and Nagoya in about 40 minutes, less than half the time that the shinkansen bullet trains require today.
#Note:A maglev train runs on the test course in Yamanashi prefecture in this file photo taken in 2007.
Source:click here
Video Link:click here
Maglev trains are a “contactless transportation system,” which uses magnetic charge to lift and move the train cars above a guideway.
Below is a clip of the same maglev train model being tested at Yamanashi last year.

Apr 19 2015 (11:24)
Adiprem   463 blog posts   2 correct pred (33% accurate)
Re# 1434320-1            Tags   Past Edits
Japan has limited land to run the trains which can cover whole country within few hours...
and India has Unlimited land to run the trains which can not be run as no Infrastructure is there: tracks and related system ...

Apr 22 2015 (01:41)
Guest: 744d449e   show all posts
Re# 1434320-2            Tags   Past Edits
Then what about china...??china is two times bigger thqn india and has even laid rail tracks upto lhasa...and every years adds 1000 km rail line to its rail network....i know trains cant run at 600 kmph practically and can run only on test tracks..but ir should speed up it's trains to atleast 100 kmph(average speed).

Apr 25 2015 (07:13)
Adiprem   463 blog posts   2 correct pred (33% accurate)
Re# 1434320-3            Tags   Past Edits
China is the "Role model' for whole World ...
Single Party rule :
plans and execution are matching ;
no waste of Time resources, manpower
Lowest cost of prodction / services ...
is why China could dominate every situation India has faced and suffered...
from Tibet attack and defence, Kashmir attack and defence, Himalayan war attack and defence,
China has succeeded in constructing double track upto Tibet , the highest plateau of the world.
Britishers had controlled it, and india had responsibility to protect,
All this gives China 'Collective Bargaining" power in the world ...
India is so divided over Regional, Ideology, and Religion matters that is reflected in 'Mandates in Elections' every five year 'Fractured' Govt runs the country where 'Lobbies' only Rule the Decision Making power of the Govt.
Sometimes one wonders whether 'panch Pandavas' rule is better or One Duryodhan is Better ?
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