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Nov 26 2014 (15:56)
SRG*^~   35109 blog posts   155548 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1282277-12            Tags   Past Edits
It has covered the delay pretty well could be just around 30 mins delay by the time it reaches MS...

  
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Nov 26 2014 (20:14)
velutn   104 blog posts   6 correct pred (75% accurate)
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Now in chennai egmore stn... Standing in platform no. 5. As the train is late.... Probably platform changed... Usually it would be 4.

  
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Nov 26 2014 (23:42)
velutn   104 blog posts   6 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1282277-14            Tags   Past Edits
Just left vilupuram.... Stn.... Need to get down at next station... Vridhachalam... Feeling sleepy already... I have few decent snaps taken in Vijayawada stn... Will upload in the morning....

  
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Nov 27 2014 (00:15)
velutn   104 blog posts   6 correct pred (75% accurate)
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On the whole... A decent trip... From Jammu to vridhachalam... I was allotted with side upper berth. Good for many reasons but with just near entrance.... It was really hard to sleep in night. I need to put my legs out for to my height. 12266 Jammu Tawi - Delhi Sarai Rohilla Duronto Express and 12652 Tamil Nadu Sampark Kranti Express .... Will make a decent connection... In stead of duronto, 12414 Pooja SF Express will be a ideal connection for this 12652 Tamil Nadu Sampark Kranti Express or 12642 Thirukkural Express . Traveling from sarai rohilla to nzm will be a issue.... Leaving auto/ taxi.. No other option. If traveling by pooja... 64062 Delhi Palwal EMU will be handy option. Train was dirty from outside.... But already both 3 ac coach's are clean... And washrooms were also clean.... Coach attendant was friendly... Food was average.... Nothing much to say.... Searching...
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for alternative options will be a better one.

  
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Nov 27 2014 (00:16)
velutn   104 blog posts   6 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1282277-16            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks friends. Time to get down. In next 5 mins.. Station is visible.... Bye.... Bye....
  
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Apr 19 2014 (12:36)   VRI/Vriddhachalam Junction (4 PFs)
 

velutn   104 blog posts   6 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 1063245            Tags   Past Edits
this station name is "VRIDHACHALAM" not "vriddhachalam". only single d. admin pl update. even it is wrongly printed in train books. indianrail.gov.in and irctc site and reservation counters follow "VRIDHACHALAM" only.

  
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Apr 19 2014 (12:47)
§ąī ĴīńĘńđŗą*^~   1675 blog posts   3944 correct pred (77% accurate)
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but on station sign board it is DD... so let it be.
it will not make big differ ....
  
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Mar 11 2014 (19:03)   12270/Hazrat Nizamuddin - Chennai Central Duronto Express
 

velutn   104 blog posts   6 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 1021136            Tags   Past Edits
I have planned to travel in this train in mid may in 3AC. should i prefer this train or rajdhani and why. thanks and pl tell me when you haved travelled in this train. thanks

  
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Mar 11 2014 (19:03)
यन्त्रविन्यासYantravinyas   19459 blog posts   427 correct pred (88% accurate)
Re# 1021136-1            Tags   Past Edits
RAjdhani.....

  
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Mar 11 2014 (20:15)
ajaikrish81   542 blog posts   114 correct pred (64% accurate)
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rajdhani is better in terms of coach and maintainance!!!!duronto food is good compared to rajdahani!!!!

  
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Mar 11 2014 (20:20)
मातरं वन्दे*^~   27963 blog posts   153 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1021136-3            Tags   Past Edits
My father had travelled in duronto......
He just loved the food .....what they served.....
As my opinion ....
Both trains are good.....
Rajdhani---NR
Duronto---SR
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Last time when I have travelled in Rajdhani. ..they didn't served the dinner on the second day of journey while train was nearing Chennai. ..

  
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Mar 14 2014 (20:43)
velutn   104 blog posts   6 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1021136-4            Tags   Past Edits
hi thanks for ur reply... by the way when ur travelled in duranto? and in which class?
  
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Jan 05 2013 (10:43)   56514/KSR Bengaluru City - Karaikal Fast Passenger (UnReserved)
 

velutn   104 blog posts   6 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 632076            Tags   Past Edits
on monday morning i am travelling from sbc to nvl. how full is this train when departing from sbc. can i get seat if i board at karmelaram. how early i should reach sbc for buying tickets and boarding (for seats)(i am travelling with my family)

  
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Jan 12 2013 (07:59)
Mayiladuthurai The Undisputed King Of Mainline*^   6793 blog posts   32255 correct pred (64% accurate)
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sure u can get seats....
  
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Aug 14 2012 (12:16)  
 

velutn   104 blog posts   6 correct pred (75% accurate)
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a small query please. i need to travel from mdu - vri - nvl. mdu - vri in 16128 guruvayur ms exp in sleeper class and vri - nvl in 56514 sbc-ncr passenger. is it possible to take one single ticket preferebly reservation ticket. is it possible in e-ticket. pl advice.

  
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Aug 14 2012 (12:53)
Hercule Poirot   6459 blog posts   144 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 504288-1            Tags   Past Edits
you can book E ticket for 16128 from mdu-vri but cant do the same with 56514 because its a passenger...

  
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Aug 14 2012 (12:57)
UTI GIRI   51 blog posts   26 correct pred (61% accurate)
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you can get second sitting exp. ticket upto nyl with resv. upto vri. there will be small difference in fare due to telescopic advantage. I doubt whether this type of booking is possible in e ticketing. this is possible in getting ticket in counter.

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Jun 28 2012 (09:11)
velutn   104 blog posts   6 correct pred (75% accurate)
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at NBK/Nungambakkam
Chennai temperature 31 deg cel

  
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Jun 29 2012 (09:14)
velutn   104 blog posts   6 correct pred (75% accurate)
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Train at platform no 2.

  
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Jun 30 2012 (12:53)
velutn   104 blog posts   6 correct pred (75% accurate)
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sorry friends for not posting the closing comments earlier.
1. this is the one of my worst experience in 16 years of train journey. bed bugs really took the charm out the journey. the bed sheets, pillow, blanket every where, i could find these bugs. attender said, the problem is with the coach, not on the cloths. He was true to some extent. second day, due to sons compulsion, i took couple of fresh bed sheets, those didn't had any bugs.
2. complained to all TTEs but nothing really happened. Even co-
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passengers tried to pull the chain but to our shock, nothing happened after the chain pulling. train didn't stop. is their any way to remove or disconnect mechanism from a particular coach?
3. One thing i learnt from this experience. never travel in non-regular or weekly trains. regular trains like GT, TN were always maintained in better way than this shabby and unclean tn sampark kranti and thirukural exp.
4. on the same train B1 coach was far better maintained than B2. out of 4 toilets two didn,t had properly closing doors and few hinges were broken and the other two had atleast 3/4 to 1 inch gap vertically when doors were closed.
5. 1st day food was average and second day only god saved me.
6. May god save IR passengers.
happy Railings.

  
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Jun 30 2012 (13:00)
velutn   104 blog posts   6 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 462921-20            Tags   Past Edits
Leaving the complaints part apart,
1. i was using IRI express android application for updating the journey. it worked as charm and using the application is as smooth as makhen. 100/100 marks to the developers. 2.this time i tried to update the location by using auto update option than posting as general comment in the blog. any comments on this? which will be more appropriate or useful ? updating the location in time table or as a comments in blog? or if possible both? please do post your thoughts..! thanks friends. Happy Railings.

  
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Jun 30 2012 (13:02)
velutn   104 blog posts   6 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 462921-21            Tags   Past Edits
i even sent a complain sms to the number mentioned by one of our friends, but do they acknowledge the receipt of complaint sms..?
  
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Jun 26 2012 (23:58)  
 

velutn   104 blog posts   6 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 465798            Tags   Past Edits
I am reaching NZM by Friday 1800 hr. I need to catch a connecting train at sarai rohilla at2300 hrs . What would be the best way of traveling between 2 stations. Auto or taxi or call taxi. Please advise me with approximate fares. Family size is 2 and 2 kids.

  
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Jun 27 2012 (00:04)
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Re# 465798-1            Tags   Past Edits
so you are 4. traveling to sarai rohilla is not so tough. your best and convenient option is hire-on-call cab service like merucabs/easy/megacabs

  
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Jun 27 2012 (00:11)
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fare should not be more than Rs. 250-300 @ Rs. 20/km

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Jun 27 2012 (00:24)
velutn   104 blog posts   6 correct pred (75% accurate)
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Thanks sir. When i was posting my request, my wife sleeping beside me , gave me a disturbed look and said, who else than you will be awake to reply you in this mid night. And slept facing away from me. May be my mobile display is disturbing her . I will show her the no. Of views this post had and reply. Long live IRI. Happy railings.

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Jun 27 2012 (03:15)
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ha ha ha :-)
Thanks sir. IRI never sleeps... its 24x7 open... to help everyone.

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Jun 05 2012 (07:41)   WST/Washermanpet (2 PFs)
 

velutn   104 blog posts   6 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 444914            Tags   Past Edits
times changed. we tamilians stoped hateing hindi. (may be because of business oppurtunities or may be because of getting equal and fair chances for doing all sorts of scam in delhi ) but still railways doesn't recognize it.

  
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Jun 05 2012 (07:56)
ArkChat921*^   5921 blog posts   3430 correct pred (60% accurate)
Re# 444914-1            Tags   Past Edits
Nice name of the station..

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Jun 10 2012 (10:04)
Amjad Ali Khan*^~   6374 blog posts   103240 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 444914-5            Tags   Past Edits
Why din't you posted other parts of this very station.
North Station board of PF 1.

  
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Jun 10 2012 (10:05)
KK▶vs◀Sanga*^~   15665 blog posts   4384 correct pred (85% accurate)
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nice sir

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Jun 10 2012 (10:34)
Amjad Ali Khan*^~   6374 blog posts   103240 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 444914-15            Tags   Past Edits
I also saw this station board which you mentioned Hating Hindi etc. But at the same time my Emu MSb-Gpd arrived so clicked it but not clear with Vga cam.

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Jun 10 2012 (16:52)
Guest: 7fc1f31b   show all posts
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so in hindi wat will be the meaning of washermenpet?is it safai krne wala paltu

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May 22 2012 (20:09)
Gopal*^~   13744 blog posts   54641 correct pred (80% accurate)
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Nice report velutn.good style

  
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May 22 2012 (21:38)
velutn   104 blog posts   6 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 432233-33            Tags   Past Edits
reached vallior by 2040 hrs. meeting friends after long time. if today.s night is dull I will post final report tonight or tomorrow morning.

  
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May 23 2012 (11:55)
velutn   104 blog posts   6 correct pred (75% accurate)
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I just want to say one thing. I am travelling in train for the past 15 years. Till day I had a mis conception that problem of, UNreserved passengers in reserved compartment, does happen only in north India. that mis conception was broken yesterday. Coaches D 1 to D 4 was filled with UN reserved passengers. Just before getting down, I just queried TTE about that, he replied "train was running UN manned without TTE from MS to TPJ in second class sitting class". May god save Indian railways and reserved passengers. Happy railings.

  
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May 24 2012 (01:18)
Guest: 47f6c3a6   show all posts
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OK

  
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Jun 07 2012 (10:28)
velutn   104 blog posts   6 correct pred (75% accurate)
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Thanks for all friends who spared thier time to read my trip report
  
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May 26 2012 (12:22)   VRI/Vriddhachalam Junction (4 PFs)
 

velutn   104 blog posts   6 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 435949            Tags   Past Edits
This station has total 4 platform. platform no.1 is mostly used for journey between VRI and SALEM jn and back. No.2 is used for all movements from TPJ towards Chennai and N0.3 is used for the otherside journey and mostly platform No.4 is used as standby for other platforms. This station has a small cafe between platform 3 & 4. Morning Tea is mostly better. other eatables are also decent. This station has a RESERVATION counter with 2 windows and mostly only one window is manned. SBI ATM, Auto stand, Taxi stand are other facilities available here. Distance between Railway station and bus stand is some 2-3 Kms distance, from where you can avail bus services at frequent and regular intervals to the near by areas like Cuddalore, Chidambaram, Jayamgondam, Ariyalur, Perambalur, Veppur, Attur, Salem, Ulundoorpet, Neyveli (My Home Town) and for few other villages around it.

  
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May 26 2012 (12:27)
jaihari   393 blog posts   23 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Thanks a lot.

  
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May 26 2012 (12:29)
ArkChat921*^   5921 blog posts   3430 correct pred (60% accurate)
Re# 435949-2            Tags   Past Edits
We used this station a few years back. We hired a car from Pondycherry, and came to this station. And then we took the Chennai Egmore- Rameshwaram Sethu Express to go to Rameshwaram.. It was around 8 at night, and the station was quite deserted and sleepy..
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