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Today (13:09)   'Vishwamanava Express', and story behind the name

Gopal*^~   3492 news posts
Entry# 2295274   News Entry# 303699         Tags   Past Edits
Vishwamanava Express', and story behind the name DH News Service, Bengaluru, May 27 2017, 2:06 IST
The South Western Railway has named the newly introduced Hubballi-Mysuru train (number 17325/17326) that runs via Bengaluru as ‘Vishwamanava Express’.
The name was suggested by journalist Krishna Prasad, who explained the christening of the train in his blog. “(Mysuru MP) Pratap Simha had called for suggestions. His own picks were Kapila Express (after the river which supplies much of Mysuru’s drinking water), Nalwadi Express (after Maharaja Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar), and Ambari Express (after Dasara motif),” he
Though they considered the name ‘Mysore Mallige Express’, they abandoned it “because some punster might call it ‘Mysore Mellage’ if the train runs late”.
“Eventually, we went literary and zeroed in on ‘Vishwa Manava Express’,” Prasad wrote.
“Vishwa Manava’ was the idea espoused by Kuvempu which he explains in an essay: “Every child, at birth, is the universal man. But, as it grows, we turn it into a ‘petty man’ (through caste, creed, religion and race). It should be the function of education to turn it into the original ‘universal man’.”
The South Western Railway has decided to temporarily augment with one second class sleeper coach for train no. 82653 Yeshwantpur-Jaipur Suvidha Weekly Express with effect from June 22 to September 21 and train no. 82654 Jaipur-Yeshwantpur Suvidha Weekly Express with effect from June 24 to September 23.
Train no. 82653/82654 Yeshwantpur-Jaipur-Yeshwantpur Suvidha Weekly Express will have the revised composition of two AC 2-tier coaches, four AC 3-tier coaches, 10 second class sleeper coaches, one pantry car and two luggage-cum-brake van with generator.
South Western Railway will also permanently augment with one AC-3 tier coach for Train No. 17323 Hubballi–Varanasi Weekly Express with effect from June 2 and 17323 Varanasi-Hubballi Weekly Express with effect from June 4.
Train No. 17323/17324 Hubballi–Varanasi–Hubballi Weekly Express will have the revised composition of one AC 2-tier coach, two AC 3-tier coaches, six second class sleeper coaches, six general Second class coaches, two second class luggage-cum-brake van with disabled friendly compartment.

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Today (14:49)
knkprasad956*^~   2235 blog posts
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No it may be Krishnaprasad from THE HINDU, Bengaluru. I have not suggested this name, but i suggested NANDI EXP which was running in the MG era between SBC-MYS.
★  General Travel
Yesterday (20:33)  

New train should be sanctioned for Gangavati~   139 blog posts   3 correct pred (50% accurate)
Entry# 2294465            Tags   Past Edits
Beautiful carving of SWR in Gangavathi-Ginigera line
ONLY FOR SWR and SCR railfans!Watch out
Updates of
1)Hubli-Gadag doubling
2)Ginigera-mahbubnagar line (chikkabenakal-Gangavati-Sindnoor line)
1}Pic-1 :Carving of SWR
From chikkabenakal upto 8 km fully completed.The other 4 km bars have been accumulated.Station building going in rapid pace.
Expected time of completion upto Gangavati-March2018
From Gangavati to karatgi fully levelled and track accumulation going on.
Expected completion-2018 end
Karatgi to sindnoor levelling going on In a rapid pace
Expected date of completion-2018 end
2} Hubli gadag doubling
From hebsur to annigeri almost doubled
From bhanapu to koppal almost doubled
Expected completion-This year end
3} Hospet bellary guntakal electrification
From guntakal to haddinagandu wiring can seen in a rapid pace
Guntakal West will be the substation
No signs of electrification from Hospet to bellary
thanks for going an opportunity to post in iri.com

Yesterday (21:46)
knkprasad956*^~   2235 blog posts
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Thanks for updates

Yesterday (22:20)
New train should be sanctioned for Gangavati~   139 blog posts   3 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Your welcome

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Yesterday (21:43)  

knkprasad956*^~   2235 blog posts
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Today i visited SBC around 5.30 pm to see 17325 UBL-MYS exp being week end. The train had good response from UBL side as well as towards MYS also.The train no.16216 chamundi exp was also almost full but not over crowded as it used to be.The latest position of work relating to 3rd entry at SBC and foot bridge connecting city rly metro station to platform no.10 is attached here
Rail News
New/Special TrainsSWR/South Western  -  
May 23 2017 (22:29)   Vishwa Manava Express hits the tracks - The Hindu

SHIVKUMAR   58 news posts
Entry# 2290028   News Entry# 303389         Tags   Past Edits
The new service from Mysuru to Hubballi via Bengaluru will pass through 13 districts
The new service from Mysuru to Hubballi via Bengaluru, (train number 17326) was flagged off from the city on Tuesday. This will be a relief to thousands of daily commuters.
The corresponding service from Hubballi (train number 17325) was also simultaneously flagged off through video link by Union Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu.

The train from Mysuru will depart at 6.15 a.m. to reach Bengaluru at 9.10 a.m, and depart at 9.15 a.m. and reach Hubballi at 7.05 p.m.
En route, it will have stoppages at Srirangapatna, Pandavpura, Mandya, Maddur, Channapatna, Ramanagaram, Bidadi, Kengeri, Yeshwantpur, Tumakuru, Tiptur, Arsikere, Kadur, Birur, Ajjampur, Chikjajur, Davangere, Harihar, Ranebennur, Byadagi, Haveri, and Yalvigi.
Its corresponding service will depart from Hubballi at 8 a.m. and reach Bengaluru at 5.40 p.m. and depart at 5.45 p.m. to reach Mysuru at 8.40 p.m.
The train will ease crowds on Siddaganga Intercity Express and Chamundi Express. It has 16 coaches comprising one 2nd class chair car, 13 general second class coaches, two second class luggage-cum-brake van with disable friendly compartment.
Divisional Railway Manager Atul Gupta said the train will link important centres passing through 13 districts. Pratap Simha, MP, said it was a long-felt need of the people but took herculean efforts to get the services sanctioned.
He said the growth of Mysuru and the railways in the region had made it imperative for a new satellite station either at Kadakola or Naganahalli and he would try to get the facility approved by the Railway Board. Though it was suggested that the train be named Nandi Express, Kadamba Express or Wadiyar Express, it was turned down by the authorities.
Mr. Simha said hence he mooted the idea of christening it Vishwa Manava Express as poet laureate Kuvempu gave the concept of ‘Universal Man’ from Mysuru and it was more relevant than ever before in the present times and Mr. Prabhu made the announcement during the inauguration.

May 23 2017 (22:38)
knkprasad956*^~   2235 blog posts
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Good news. First time 2 trains of SWR base originating from MYS and UBL started today. A great releif for SBC-MYS section travellers

May 23 2017 (23:04)
BMTIR*^~   21351 blog posts   7438 correct pred (63% accurate)
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Both are UBL based trains
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May 08 2017 (08:57)   12649/Karnataka Sampark Kranti Express (Via Kacheguda) (PT)

knkprasad956*^~   2235 blog posts
Entry# 2267601            Tags   Past Edits
Kannada Prabha report on 12649/50 diversion via RC

27 posts - Mon May 08, 2017

2 posts - Tue May 09, 2017

May 09 2017 (10:03)
यन्त्रविन्यासYantravinyas   19754 blog posts   427 correct pred (89% accurate)
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Another thing I found is that
12649/50 many seats are booked from KCG and heavy WL runs at YPR
SWR should give PQWL for KCG

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May 12 2017 (15:08)
Lhb for Padmavati Superfast   31 blog posts
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Yes KSK should be re routed via ypr-Gtl-rc-sc-ngp-bpl-nzm...It is a fully electrified line n has a better mps than through the existing route......It can reach nzm at the same time without any delay n can save 10 min in sc .......n also many people who prefer ksk from ypr have a problem if they r getting down at kcg....Sc can be a better option

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May 20 2017 (09:43)
abhishekanand1136   386 blog posts   436 correct pred (65% accurate)
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I think 12649 KSK should run from YPR-HUBLI where a slip from Belgaum should be attached then it should go via BALLARI, RAICHUR , YADGIR then through GULBARGA go to DELHI. Only then it can truly be called REAL Karnataka Sampark Kranti and justify its name bcoz right now only Bangalore and other states are enjoying the benefits of this train.

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May 20 2017 (13:02)
MJ*^   8652 blog posts   11613 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Seems very tough,but ksk must serve to Karnataka towns first it will be interesting whether really they divert via Raichur,Gulbarga but kacheguda can't be skipped so only to serve to yadgir,rc railways won't divert there has to be large lobbying by kk MPs to get it diverted

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May 22 2017 (19:49)
12711 12713 12718 BZA blasters~   1666 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
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No need to divert let it be same.

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New/Special TrainsNWR/North Western  -  
May 20 2017 (10:21)   New trains from Hubballi to Varanasi and Mysuru

Saurabh*^~   3087 news posts
Entry# 2284668   News Entry# 302982         Tags   Past Edits
Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha on Friday said the Hubballi-Varanasi train service will be introduced on May 23, while the day train between Hubballi and Mysuru will also be launched the same day.
Speaking after releasing the commemorative postage stamp on Sri Hangal Kumar Swamiji as part of the seer’s 150th birth anniversary celebrations, Sinha noted that the demand to introduce the train service between Hubballi and Mangaluru will also be considered.
The project to bring 2.50 lakh gram panchayats in the country under the optical fibre cable (OFC) network
to give broadband internet connection at 100 mbps speed will be completed by the end of 2018, and these rural areas will have Wifi hotspots. In the first phase, one lakh gram panchayats will be covered by June-end, he said, adding that steps will be taken to improve the signal strength of the BSNL mobile network.
Earlier, he told mediapersons that mobile connectivity is being provided in the hilly, naxal-affected and backward areas also. E-commerce, passport service and payment bank service will be provided through the Postal department, he said.
On the suspicious death of Karnataka cadre IAS officer, Anurag Tewari, Sinha told mediapersons that the Uttar Pradesh government will not hesitate to hand over the case to the CBI, if needed.

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May 20 2017 (17:08)
knkprasad956*^~   2235 blog posts
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At last some good news from Rly Ministry

May 20 2017 (18:42)
Watching Sachin a Billion Dream^~   34421 blog posts   28151 correct pred (78% accurate)
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Is this true news sir?
If yes then any other info regarding this 😊

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New Facilities/TechnologySCR/South Central  -  IR Press Release 
May 17 2017 (19:53)   No.106/2017-18 17-05-2017 Secunderabad Commissioning of Electrification on Guntakal-Raichur-Wadi Section and Nallapadu-Cumbum Section of SCR; - Significant Milestone in the path of progress

knkprasad956*^~   529 news posts
Entry# 2280676   News Entry# 302693         Tags   Past Edits
No.106/2017-18 17-05-2017
Commissioning of Electrification on Guntakal-Raichur-Wadi Section and Nallapadu-Cumbum Section of SCR; - Significant Milestone in the path of progress
South Central Railway achieved another significant milestone with the commissioning of Electrical Traction o­n Guntakal-Raichur-Wadi section and Nallapadu-Cumbum section of Guntur-Nandyal rail route. Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) issued authorisation for introduction of Electrical Traction o­n these two routes with a length a
301 Route kilometres and 517 Track Kilometres in o­ne go. CRS authorization issued for electrical traction of Guntakal-Chiksugur section (136 Rkm) and Nallapadu-Cumbum section (165 Rkm).
Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, South Central Railway has been focussing o­n providing new impetus to the speedy completion of all infrastructural works o­n SCR. He conducted extensive works review meetings with Rail Viksas Nigam Limited (RVNL) and Centre for Railway Electrification Organisation (CORE) officials to facilitate timely execution of the projects. His initiatives facilitated timely approval of plans, budgetary sanctions and speedy execution of the works as well as prompt certification of Commissioner Railway Safety for the projects which helps in the Operational convenience and improving the mobility of Passenger and Freight Trains. It is a new record in the history of South Central Railway to get CRS authorisation for 517 kms length of Electric Traction in o­ne go
Guntakal-Raichur-Wadi Electrification project
The Guntakal-Raichur-Wadi section which provides a vital link towards Mumbai and North India from Chennai, Bengaluru and Southern parts. Guntakal-Wadi Electrification project was sanctioned in the year 2009-10. This section has 228 Route Kilometres and 547 Track Kilometres. The Guntakal-Chiksugur section comprising 136 route kilometre length was authorized for introduction of electrical traction by Commissioner of Railway Safety recently. The entire project was executed with an expenditure of 207.7 crores. The electrification works of this section were taken up in two parts i.e., Wadi-Raichur & Guntakal-Raichur sections. Wadi-Raichur section has a length of 107 route kilometres and a length of 260 track kilometres. Guntakal-Raichur section has a length of 121 route kilometres and a length of 287 track kilometres. This section is having a total of 26 stations Enroute, 49 Manned level crossings and 17 Un-manned level crossings.
The completion of electrification between Wadi and Guntakal will enable to run Trains with Electric engines between Mumbai, New Delhi and Bengaluru, Chennai. Commissioner of Railway Safety authorised for running of electrical locomotives o­n Chiksugur-Guntakal Sectionrecently.
Electrification of Nallapadu-Cumbum Section (165 Rkm)
The electrification of the Section Nallapadu-Cumbum-Diguvametta-Dhone-Guntakal, with a total 426 Route Kilometer was sanctioned at an estimated cost of Rs. 363.32 Cr. during the year 2012-13. So far an amount of Rs.261.46 was incurred for the Nallapadu-Diguvametta section.
As a part of the electrification project, the section between Nallapadu-Cumbum is completed o­n Guntur-Nandyal-Guntakal rail route. Nallapadu-Cumbum section comprises of 165 Route Kilometers and 200 Track Kilometers. Commissioner of Railway Safety, South Central Circle/Secunderabad has conducted statutory inspection and authorized for introduction of passenger train services o­n electric traction was issued.
The advantages of this Electric Traction in the section of Nallapadu-Cumbum
will be –
The passenger Trains between Tenali-Markapur can be converted from Diesel Loco hauling to Electric Loco hauling which will save diesel cost, avoid pollution with increased sectional speed for optimum utilization.
All Diesel hauled Trains (Passenger/Goods) will run o­n Electric Traction from Vijayawada to Guntur and can be extended up to Markapur covering also Narsaraopet and Vinukonda.
(M. Umashankar Kumar)
Chief Public Relations Officer
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May 17 2017 (20:06)
SRG*^~   35572 blog posts   169352 correct pred (76% accurate)
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Superb development...

May 17 2017 (21:43)
venkyprivate1   105 blog posts   7 correct pred (88% accurate)
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Wish Daund-Wadi-Gulbarga is also doubled and electrified, so that CSTM-Hyb-BZA/GNT-VSKP-BBS would run with e locos.

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May 17 2017 (23:56)
UBL ICE~   435 blog posts
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"All Diesel hauled Trains (Passenger/Goods) will run o­n Electric Traction from Vijayawada to Guntur and can be extended up to Markapur covering also Narsaraopet and Vinukonda."------ -
- does that mean pass/goods trains will get e-loco till markapur?
- i don't think so, since no ETS is there at Markapur. so why have SCR given that in official PR?
- the only
change that i can discern is that the DEMU 77248 from Tenali-Markapur may get converted to MEMU. but that too is doubtful since it has RSA.

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Commentary/Human InterestSWR/South Western  -  
May 17 2017 (17:11)   Diversion of Yeshwantpur-Karwar express hardly cuts travel time

rdb*^   129377 news posts
Entry# 2280657   News Entry# 302690         Tags   Past Edits
SWR’s move reduces journey time by just 10 minutes
The South Western Railway’s decision to divert Train No. 16515 Yeshwantpur-Karwar tri-weekly express via Nelamangala and Shravanabelagola instead of Tumakuru and Arsikere reduces journey time by just 10 minutes. At the same time, its decision to revise the departure timing of Train No. 16575 Yeshwantpur-Mangaluru Junction Gomateshwara Express from 7.50 a.m. to 7.10 a.m. would extend journey time by 40 minutes.
The SWR on Saturday announced the diversion of Yeshwantpur-Karwar-Yeshwantpur tri-weekly express via the shortest route with effect from June 2 from Yeshwantpur and
June 3 from Karwar. Instead of the 7 a.m. departure, the train departs from Yeshwantpur at 7.10 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to reach Mangaluru Junction at the existing time of 5.40 p.m. It takes 1.48 hours to traverse 19 km between Bantwal and Mangaluru Junction.
The departure timing of Yeshwantpur-Mangaluru Junction Gomateshwara Express has been revised to match the timing of Train No. 16515, where Gomateshwara Express is made to leave Yeshwantpur at 7.10 a.m. to reach Mangaluru Junction at the existing arrival time of 5.30 p.m. (10.20 hours).
However, the diversion speeds up the return journey of Train No. 16516 Karwar-Yeshwantpur tri-weekly express. The train leaves Mangaluru Junction at 11.30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays instead of 11 a.m., to reach Yeshwantpur at 8.30 p.m. instead of 10 p.m.
Similarly, there is no change in the departure and arrival timing of Train No. 16576 from Mangaluru Junction and Yeshwantpur (11.30 a.m. and 8.30 p.m.) respectively. There is no change in days of service and timing of Tain No. 16515/165116 between Mangaluru Junction and Karwar.
Prolonged wait
Sources in SWR pointed out that the journey time of Karwar-Yeshwantpur Express has been reduced by 1.30 hours with the diversion. The trains, both Yeshwantpur-Karwar Express and Yeshwantpur-Mangaluru Junction Express, have to wait for a long time to enter Mangaluru Junction Station, which comes under southern railways thereby, lengthening the journey hours. If the southern railways agrees to receive the trains early, the journey hours would be reduced, sources added.
Vinay Kumar, member of SWR’s Zonal Railway Users’ Consultative Committee, regretted that the diversion did not reduce journey hours and lamented that the zone is unresponsive to commuters’ needs.

May 17 2017 (19:54)
knkprasad956*^~   2235 blog posts
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May 17 2017 (08:27)  

knkprasad956*^~   2235 blog posts
Entry# 2280142            Tags   Past Edits
PG portal reply for increasing the frequency and providing stops.

May 17 2017 (08:59)
AP Spl STS^   1873 blog posts   104 correct pred (63% accurate)
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Even i asked to divert 12295/96 via RU PUT TRT i got poor reply.

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May 17 2017 (17:52)
Waiting for UBL MAQ exp~   2087 blog posts   731 correct pred (70% accurate)
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This is completely wrong info from railways, I have seen it departing 3hrs late from UBL, still it had arrived JHS at right time. Such is the heavy slack present in CR. Though Arsikere is a Technical halt, still they are not converting it into Commercial halt, will be highly useful for MYS, Hassan, Shivamogga, Chikkamagaluru districts.
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May 14 2017 (08:28)   Hubballi-Ankola railway line runs into roadblock

knkprasad956*^~   529 news posts
Entry# 2277758   News Entry# 302403         Tags   Past Edits
REC not convinced about need for forestland diversion; Railways asked to re-enumerate trees to be chopped
Environmentalists can breathe a sigh of relief, but those seeking better connectivity to the coast may have to wait a while longer. For, the Railways proposal for a Hubballi-Ankola line through the Western Ghats has been sent back.
The Regional Empowered Committee (REC) of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), which met on May 5, has said it is “not yet convinced” about the need to divert 595.64 hectares (5.95 sq. km) of pristine
land for the much-delayed railway project. An expert committee set up by the REC had visited the site and raised questions about the viability of the project and its environmental impact.
On May 5, the REC, chaired by Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (APCCF-Central) M.R.G. Reddy, said a detailed presentation has to be prepared by South Western Railway covering technical, financial, ecological and hydrological aspects. This includes detailed cost-benefit analysis, including the cost for transport through alternative routes. It said re-enumeration, with GPS, is required of the more than 2 lakh trees that will be chopped trees in the proposed project area.
The expert committee felt the proposal was not justified as it was initially mooted for transportation of iron and manganese ore. The panel also raised questions about National Highway 63 not being used to its full capacity. It said implementation of the rail project would fragment the forest, making the existing wildlife vulnerable to vehicles and poachers.
The lack of plans for land use on railway stations also irked the expert committee. “If Railways is particular about this project, they should go for tunnelling from Kalaghatagi to Navalgadde village of Ankola range. At every station proposed, there should be proper barricading to prevent any illicit activities in the forest area,” the committee said.
The REC has asked the State government whether it prefers the unbroken revenue lands of Kudremukh project (around 2,500 acres) or the degraded forestland for taking up compensatory afforestation — as mandated when executing this project.
The project process stretches to more than a decade ago. In 2004, a request for diversion of 965 hectares was rejected by the MoEF&CC. Two years later, environment organisations approached the Central Empowered Committee, which recommended that the proposal not be considered. The case went to the National Green Tribunal, New Delhi, which in 2016 passed an order in favour of the Railways. Subsequently, the REC was approached with a fresh proposal on October 24, 2016.

May 15 2017 (10:50)
SWR 6th cleanest zone in IR~   4219 blog posts   314 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Gone for toss again

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May 15 2017 (17:10)
LHB for SCR legends please~   486 blog posts   72 correct pred (68% accurate)
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If the project is consuming too much of wildlife and forestland, it should be scrapped IMMEDIATELY. Western ghats and the NE himalayan range are the only biodiversity hotspots remaining in India.

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