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Blog Posts by Shridhar Mandke
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Sep 14 2014 (15:18)   12026/Secunderabad - Pune Shatabdi Express
 

Shridhar Mandke   36 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1214733            Tags   Past Edits
Sharing my personal experience about this train :
I travelled from Pune-Solapur and back from Solapur-Pune on 13/9/2014. The LHB coaches were very well maintained. The toilets were clean too.
The train started bang on time at 05.50am from Pune and with a couple of stoppages for crossings, it reached Solapur only 5-10 minutes late than the scheduled arrival time. We were first served with Tea/ Coffee and Breakfast later which included Veg cutlets, Bread slices, butter sachets, etc. The food quality was good.
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the return journey, 12026 reached Solapur at around 19.50 (15 minutes late) and departed at 20.00pm. The return journey was almost a non-stop journey with only a single stop for crossing that too just before Daund. The train reached Pune at sharp 11.15pm. Regarding the food served, we were first welcomed with Tomato Soup and Bread Sticks. Later, dinner was served which included 3 Rotis, Mutter Paneer, Dal, Rice, Curd, Pickle, Gulab Jamun. I would like to mention that quality of the dinner was really nice. I have travelled multiple times in this train and the food was terrible back then. But, after travelling yesterday, I can say that this is a HUGE IMPROVEMENT.
Overall it was a nice experience with the only Shatabdi of Pune.
Hope this helps to people who wish to opt for this train for their travel.

  
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Sep 14 2014 (15:21)
Soumitra Chawathe*^~   30224 blog posts   98197 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1214733-1            Tags   Past Edits
Heartening to note that the standards have gone up...

  
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Sep 14 2014 (15:33)
Anshul Vipat~   7928 blog posts   1878 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1214733-2            Tags   Past Edits
Good to see the condition of Pune-Sc shatabdi improving

  
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Sep 15 2014 (17:18)
Pilgrim   1046 blog posts
Re# 1214733-3            Tags   Past Edits
Thank you for the update
  
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Feb 13 2012 (18:06)   PUNE/Pune Junction (6 PFs)
 

Guest: 795d062a   show all posts
Entry# 349167            Tags   Past Edits
I think PUNE-ADI Duranto rake released.
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11 CR LWACCN 11117/C Wednesday, February 08, 2012
12 CR LWACCN 11116/C Wednesday, February 08, 2012
13 CR LWACCN 11115/C Wednesday, February 08, 2012
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CR LWACCN 11114/C Wednesday, February 08, 2012
15 CR LWACCN 11113/C Wednesday, February 08, 2012
16 CR LWACCN 11112/C Wednesday, February 08, 2012
17 CR LWACCN 11111/C Wednesday, February 08, 2012
18 CR LWACCN 11110/C Wednesday, February 08, 2012
19 CR LWACCN 11109/C Wednesday, February 08, 2012
20 CR LWACCW 10057/C Wednesday, February 08, 2012
21 CR LWACCW 11057/C Wednesday, February 08, 2012
22 CR LWACCW 11056/C Wednesday, February 08, 2012
23 CR LWFAC 11001/C Wednesday, February 08, 2012
24 CR LWFAC 11002/C Wednesday, February 08, 2012
25 CR LWLRRM 11851/C Wednesday, February 08, 2012
26 CR LWLRRM 11852/C Wednesday, February 08, 2012
27 CR LWLRRM 11853/C Wednesday, February 08, 2012

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Feb 13 2012 (20:38)
Shridhar Mandke   36 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 349167-31            Tags   Past Edits
What is the meaning of LWACCN, LWACCW and LWLRRM ?

  
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Feb 13 2012 (20:42)
Guest: 795d062a   show all posts
Re# 349167-32            Tags   Past Edits
LWACCN means AC-3 TIER
LWACCW means AC-2 TIER
LWLRRM means EOG

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Dec 12 2011 (12:33)  
 

iyerjiteshp   469 blog posts
Entry# 302316            Tags   Past Edits
Indiarailinfo is now forcing me to download a Firefox App to be able to get fare/seat availability information. The app is very poorly designed and occupies a whole lot of browser real estate. But disabling the app means I can no longer check fare/availability.
I do not think IndiaRailInfo should force its users to download and use its app. Atleast the app should be minimally invasive - read, should hide in a corner and be invoked when needed - if it is compulsory to install the app.
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Dec 19 2011 (09:33)
Shridhar Mandke   36 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 302316-74            Tags   Past Edits
Using the same Chrome version and facing the same problem but that on Windows 7.

  
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Dec 19 2011 (09:56)
Gopal*^~   13744 blog posts   54641 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 302316-75            Tags   Past Edits
Same situation with me too

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Dec 23 2011 (12:54)
Shridhar Mandke   36 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 302316-82            Tags   Past Edits
Working fine now with v4.75

  
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Dec 23 2011 (13:01)
Gopal*^~   13744 blog posts   54641 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 302316-83            Tags   Past Edits
Mderator Sir.Downloaded latest Firefox version now,and addon v 4.75.
All functions working as usual and fine.Thanks .
May be other friends can follow

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Dec 19 2011 (09:05)  
 

सचिन शर्मा سچن شرما*^   5060 blog posts   92 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 306663            Tags   Past Edits
i want to know the trains which are ISO certified ? so kindly provide me list of ISO certified trains

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Dec 19 2011 (09:31)
Shridhar Mandke   36 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 306663-5            Tags   Past Edits
Deccan Queen.

  
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Dec 19 2011 (19:22)
सचिन शर्मा سچن شرما*^   5060 blog posts   92 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 306663-6            Tags   Past Edits
thnks to all memeber

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Dec 18 2011 (14:22)  
 

anandsugan   23 blog posts   68 correct pred (62% accurate)
Entry# 306257            Tags   Past Edits
Could some one give more guidance of utilization of chrome app, after installing.

8 posts - Sun Dec 18, 2011

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Dec 18 2011 (15:17)
DB*^~   33537 blog posts   224048 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 306257-10            Tags   Past Edits
In that case, kindly delete all the temporary files/cookies, delete the IRI extension, reinstall it, log out of IRI and log in again!!

  
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Dec 18 2011 (15:23)
Shridhar Mandke   36 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 306257-11            Tags   Past Edits
1.Uninstalled IRI extension
2.Cleared all browser history,cache,cookies,etc.
3.Reinstalled extension which said "...Download v4.70...."
4.Checked the version number......it is again 4.71.
5.None of the features working.

  
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Dec 18 2011 (15:27)
Shridhar Mandke   36 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 306257-12            Tags   Past Edits
Also why is it that the window for downloading extension says v4.70 and chrome shows v4.71 ? Can you please see if you get v4.71 after clicking "Update Extensions" in GC.

  
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Dec 18 2011 (21:31)
DB*^~   33537 blog posts   224048 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 306257-13            Tags   Past Edits
By moderator Sir:
1. Pick a train.
2. Go to its individual train page on IRI, and see if you get its availability.
3. If not, then go directly to the official site and type in the exact same train, station, date, etc., and see if you are able to check availability directly.
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is an issue, only if you are able to see the availability, etc. directly from the official site, but not through the Chrome app.
As remarked before, the official site itself is down sometimes, or unavailable to your area. Once again, there is an issue only if you ARE able to see directly on the official site, but are NOT able to see it thru the Chrome app.

  
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Dec 18 2011 (23:39)
Shridhar Mandke   36 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 306257-15            Tags   Past Edits
Yes, I am able to see availability through official site but not through the Chrome app.So there is definitely an issue with the app.
I have already uninstalled and reinstalled the app, cleared all browser history but nothing is working.
Also another thing....why my chrome app shows v4.71 whereas the site says "...Download v4.70..." ?
  
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Dec 12 2011 (13:24)  
 

Shridhar Mandke   36 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 302339            Tags   Past Edits
To :
The Moderator of this site.
Subject : App for IE and Firefox
Dear Sir,
I see that an app has already been designed for Firefox which looks like a toolbar.Now that it has
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been designed, I don't expect any changes to it but since the app has not been yet designed for IE, I would recommend some suggesions.
1) The app should be of Google Chrome style. i.e. directly search trains from station A to B and get availability.
2)FF toolbar only has box for PNR status....IE app should have that for getting availability status also.
3)It should be able to hide itself and still function in background...and not occupying space like a whole toolbar.
I hope that you will consider my suggestions.
Thank you,
Shridhar.
P.S. More suggestions are welcome but do not suggest impracticable things.

  
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Dec 12 2011 (16:58)
Shridhar Mandke   36 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 302339-2            Tags   Past Edits
Dear Moderator Sir,
Can we have any updates on when the app for IE will be posted ?
  
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Dec 01 2011 (11:07)   12124/Deccan Queen
 

Shridhar Mandke   36 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 295532            Tags   Past Edits
Please change the name to " Deccan Queen".
It is not "Deccan Queen SF express".
Same for 12123.

35 posts - Thu Dec 01, 2011

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Dec 01 2011 (14:16)
Cheetah*^~   15169 blog posts   54753 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 295532-42            Tags   Past Edits
Fine,
one more snap.

  
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Dec 01 2011 (14:16)
Vinay Kumar~   15471 blog posts   361 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 295532-43            Tags   Past Edits
I think that too differentiate with Deccan Express!!
The Queen without Exp suffixed clearly differentiate it from Deccan Exp, for traveler who arnt aquainted about trains in between Mumbai-PUNE!!

  
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Dec 01 2011 (14:19)
PKV*^~   19082 blog posts   72 correct pred (79% accurate)
Re# 295532-44            Tags   Past Edits
Yes, I can understand your sentiments, Shridhar. The only time I travelled in this sector was way back in the 90s from Pune to Mumbai, by that short-lived upstart Pune-Mumbai Shatabdi Express. It is my misfortune not to have had an opportunity to savour the aura of a journey by the Deccan Queen Express, sorry Deccan Queen :)

  
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Dec 01 2011 (14:20)
Cheetah*^~   15169 blog posts   54753 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 295532-45            Tags   Past Edits
Sorry for wrong snap(Its old CSTM-PUNE Shatabdi)

  
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Dec 01 2011 (14:21)
Cheetah*^~   15169 blog posts   54753 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 295532-46            Tags   Past Edits
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Predictions: 38
confirm: 37
rac: 0
wl: 1
Journey: Fri Nov 11, 2011 @ 18:10
Class: Sleeper - SL   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 112
Travel: PUNE/Pune Junction   to   RU/Renigunta Junction   |   951 km / 1277 km
11041/Mumbai CST - Chennai Central Express (PT)
Entry# 277389
 

Posted by: Hareesh Mangalam*^~   3846 blog posts   43014 correct pred (77% accurate)
PNR: 826-xxxxxxx (E-Ticket)   |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: Nov 09 2011 (09:18)
From: Pune Junction/PUNE
To: Renigunta Junction/RU
Date of Journey: Fri Nov 11, 2011 @ 18:10
Class: Sleeper - SL
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 12 (Booking Status: W/L 15,CK)
Chart NOT Prepared
Please analyze this PNR, and predict the final Charting Status. Thanks.....I am travelling with other 2 passengers....they have confirmed ticket.....so I need to board the train....is it possible if the ticket remains in WL.
Other two passengers have a different ticket.

Latest Status as of: Nov 11 2011 (14:26)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 3 (Booking Status: W/L 15,CK)
Chart PREPARED

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Nov 10 2011 (13:53)
Shridhar Mandke   36 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 277389-5            Tags   Past Edits
Guys...please tell me whether the ticket can get confirmed or not because it is not moving below WL 10

  
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Nov 10 2011 (18:47)
Shridhar Mandke   36 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 277389-6            Tags   Past Edits
Guys please tell me.....
  
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Nov 08 2010 (01:34)  
 

Ganesh K   108 blog posts
Entry# 83763            Tags   Past Edits
Any update on this below Duronto express, which was Proposed in the last Budget???(When will it start and its timings)?????...
Mumbai-Secunderabad AC Duronto Express(Bi-weekly)

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Nov 08 2010 (23:38)
Shridhar Mandke   36 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 83763-3            Tags   Past Edits
Wrong Information posted by a guest.
THE CORRECT INFO IS :
The train would be
departing Mumbai at 23.05pm and would
reach Secunderabad at 11.05am.
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speed : 64.41 Kmph
Days: Wed, Sat
Returning train:
Sceunderabad Departure : 23.05pm
Mumbai (LTT) Arrival : 11.05am (SAME TIMINGS)
Avg speed: 64.41 Kmph
Days: Tue, Fri.

  
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Nov 08 2010 (23:45)
Shridhar Mandke   36 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 83763-7            Tags   Past Edits
Also it would travel via pune which is a diesel track pune onwards.
Hence there is no way it would be hauled by a WAP-7.
Please post blogs sensibly.......saying whatever comes to your mind is not going to work here.

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Nov 10 2010 (11:04)
Shridhar Mandke   36 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 83763-9            Tags   Past Edits
Theoretically, 9 hrs is is enough to cover this much distance, but practically it is not possible.There are number of reasons for that.
1.This train covers most of its journey on single line diesel track, so it has to wait number of times for crossing.
2.Locomotive change is needed at Pune.Hence some time goes here also.
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are there for every duronto for loco. change, crew change, loading food, etc.
Hence, as compared to other trains on this route which take a minimum of 13.35 hrs, this train would take 12 hrs.
AND.....source of my info. is Trains At A Glance 2010-11.

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Oct 16 2010 (08:07)  
 

Guest: 455f0540   show all posts
Entry# 78145            Tags   Past Edits
technical haults for Pune Howraha Durantoo . doest it electric or hauled by diesel

  
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Oct 16 2010 (16:24)
Shridhar Mandke   36 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 78145-1            Tags   Past Edits
Technical Halts : Daund, Manmad, Bhusaval, Nagpur, Bilaspur, TATA.
Hauled by a diesel till Manmad and by an electric there onwards.
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