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Nov 11 2013 (18:54)   MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

Gopal*^~   13744 blog posts   54643 correct pred (80% accurate)
Entry# 903318            Tags   Past Edits
RETIRING ROOM DETAILS: No of Beds/Cost
AC Double Bed 8 / 825
AC Dormitory (Ladies)
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5 / 240/12Hr
AC Dormitory (Gents) 23 /265/12Hr
AC Double Bed Room (large)
Non -AC Double Bed Room (large) 520
*PIC: A/C Double Room
#Stayed here once. A/C working fine.Toilets reasonably clean

  
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Nov 13 2013 (09:58)
Kishor*^~   4580 blog posts   123 correct pred (63% accurate)
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Though I have visited a few times, I found that 'retiring rooms' are always Fully occupied... no vacancy...
even AC dormitory too remains fully occupied...

  
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Nov 13 2013 (11:12)
Begins Falls Rises ™   21448 blog posts   1207 correct pred (63% accurate)
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Indeed very very helpful info. :-)

  
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Feb 04 2017 (12:24)
IIILOK   390 blog posts   1475 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Near which PF it is located?

  
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Feb 05 2017 (19:43)
Gopal*^~   13744 blog posts   54643 correct pred (80% accurate)
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PF 1
  
★★  Rail Fanning
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Jan 29 2017 (14:45)   15903/Dibrugarh - Chandigarh Express (PT) | SEE/Sonpur Junction (4 PFs) | MGS/WAP-4/22910

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MGS WAP 4 entering Sonpur jn with 2:30 hours late Chandigarh bound Dibrugarh-Chandigarh Express on a bright sunny evening.

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Jan 30 2017 (11:23)
Gopal*^~   13744 blog posts   54643 correct pred (80% accurate)
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Very nice name for the train:)

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Station Tip
Lodging
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Nov 11 2013 (19:33)   SNSI/Sainagar Shirdi (2 PFs)

Gopal*^~   13744 blog posts   54643 correct pred (80% accurate)
Entry# 903367            Tags   Past Edits
1.Sai Baba temple :2Km
Hotels: After exiting station,walk short distance and take Auto/Taxi to any of the Lodges on this road(leads to Mandir)
2. Online booking of AC Non AC rooms/Sevas at Sansthan lodging complexes is also available and preferable.They are quite clean and safe
click here

9 posts - Mon Nov 11, 2013

  
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Nov 11 2013 (21:26)
Gopal*^~   13744 blog posts   54643 correct pred (80% accurate)
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Very nicely planned,Raam..So total charges of Rs300 is reasonable,I guess

  
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Nov 11 2013 (21:47)
Begins Falls Rises ™   21448 blog posts   1207 correct pred (63% accurate)
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Yep sire jee. the other taxi driver was charging 700 which was way too much. this guy settled for 4 of us n drove away to Shirdi just 45 mins.

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Feb 03 2016 (13:45)
जब जागो तभी सवेरा~   7803 blog posts   118 correct pred (74% accurate)
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2 km to paidal hi chake jaye aadmi

  
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Jan 28 2017 (21:58)
Rahul K😎🚂~   1907 blog posts   2040 correct pred (77% accurate)
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Is there any retiring room/accommodation available at SNSI station? For trains reaching late night? Any idea?

  
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Jan 29 2017 (08:23)
Gopal*^~   13744 blog posts   54643 correct pred (80% accurate)
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No.
For list of stations where RRs can be booked online,click here
Also,/faq/post/1827
  
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Jan 28 2017 (08:35)  

Gopal*^~   13744 blog posts   54643 correct pred (80% accurate)
Entry# 2143000            Tags   Past Edits
Reminds us the famous Niagara Falls in USA.
And this is called Niagara Falls of the East..
Location: In our own country..@Athirapilly Falls,Kertala
Src: Google Imgs

  
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Jan 28 2017 (08:36)
Dipanjan Das~   1440 blog posts   64 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Where's This Buddy ? How Does One Reach This Place ?

  
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Jan 28 2017 (09:38)
Gopal*^~   13744 blog posts   54643 correct pred (80% accurate)
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For details,click here
  
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Commentary/Human Interest
Jan 28 2017 (07:59)   Strong railway, strong India. But do we care? - The Hindu

Gopal*^~   3448 news posts
Entry# 2142954   News Entry# 292408         Tags   Past Edits
Strong railway, strong India. But do we care?
Bishwanath Ghosh JANUARY 27, 2017 15:41 IST UPDATED: JANUARY 27, 2017 20:02
In the early hours of November 23 in 1956, a train accident at Ariyalur, a town not very far from Thanjavur, killed 142 people and injured 110. Lal Bahadur Shastri, Railway Minister at the time, took moral responsibility for the mishap and resigned. Jawaharlal Nehru, the Prime Minister, forwarded his resignation to the President.
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years later, on November 20 last year, a train accident near Kanpur killed nearly 150 people. And within 60 days, last Saturday, at least 40 passengers died when a train derailed in Andhra Pradesh. No one resigned, no heads rolled. Instead, fingers were pointed at Pakistan’s ISI and Maoists.
The truth is 60 years is long enough for those in power to grow a thick skin — and also for people to become insensitive to such tragedies. I mean, how does it matter to us if 100 or 150 die in a train accident somewhere in Kanpur or Odisha or wherever, as long as we were not travelling in the ill-fated train? Today, what matters to us is who said what — and not who did what.
Our world turns upside down if a has-been BJP leader called Vinay Katiyar says that his party boasts of prettier women than Priyanka Gandhi. We feel betrayed if Aamir Khan says that his wife thinks India has become unsafe for them to live. We find it funny when Rahul Gandhi announces at a public meeting that he, unlike Narendra Modi, wears a torn kurta. I can think of countless evenings when utterances by public and even not-so-public figures have made national headlines and sparked raging debates on social media.
Almost no one spared a thought for the 150 lives lost near Kanpur. The news was forgotten the day after. How did the accident happen? How could such accidents be prevented? Most importantly: what exactly is the Government doing to ensure safety of rail passengers? Questions like these — which matter because they concern human lives, including ours — are rarely asked. Since we don’t ask, we don’t get the answers and life goes on — until another few dozen lives are lost.
But CNN, in a detailed report, raised these questions after last Saturday’s accident in Andhra Pradesh. From the report, I got to know things that I should have known but didn’t: that India’s rail network runs 12,000 trains a day; that all the tracks, if joined into one single track, could circle the globe over one-and-a-half times; that 23 million passengers take the train daily, the equivalent of Australia’s population. It quoted former Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi as saying that the Indian railway system needed a generation change. It quoted a White Paper in which current Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu wrote that Indian Railways had suffered from considerable under-investment during the last few years.
The railway is one of the oldest and finest institutions of modern India: the 12,000 trains not only run, but run mostly on time, connecting the remotest corners of the country. Then why “considerable under-investment”? The apathy is evident from the fact that Indian Railways does not even have a brand ambassador, at a time when it has become fashionable for even Government departments to have a celebrity highlighting their work.
× All those whose hearts beat for the soldiers on the border should ask themselves: how do the soldiers get there in the first place? No, soldiers don’t fly Air India or Indigo: they take the train. Strong railway, strong India. Let’s see what the 2017 Budget has in store for it.

  
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Jan 28 2017 (08:00)
Gopal*^~   13744 blog posts   54643 correct pred (80% accurate)
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Interesting write up by the author of "Chai..Chai"(which many might have read)
  
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Jan 26 2017 (19:59)   Diva rail sabotage: Central intelligence agencies roped in to nab culprits : India, News - India Today

Gopal*^~   3448 news posts
Entry# 2141398   News Entry# 292335         Tags   Past Edits
Diva rail sabotage: Central intelligence agencies roped in to nab culprits A major tragedy was averted on Tuesday (January 24) when drivers  of an express train applied emergency brakes after noticing a rail piece lying horizontally on the tracks.
Vidya  | Edited by Shashank Shantanu New Delhi, January 26, 2017 | UPDATED 17:36
Central intelligence agencies have been roped in to investigate the incident in which a long piece of rail was found lying on the tracks between Diva and Mumbra railway stations. A major tragedy was averted on Tuesday (January 24) when drivers  of an
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express train applied emergency brakes after noticing a rail piece lying horizontally on the tracks. "Railway employees saved so many lives due to their alertness and now it is in the hands of the investigating agencies to find out who was behind this. We are hoping that it will be found out soon," Central Railway General Manager DK Shama said. In the last 24 hours many people who live and work in the area have been questioned though investigators did not confirm if they have any leads as of now.  The area where the incident took place is uninhabited and the nearest habited village Agasan is over a kilometre away.
"GRP and RPF teams have been questioning people around the area to get more information. We have also informed central intelligence agencies and I am co-ordinating with all teams to see if we can get anything substantial on this,"Atul Shrivastav, Chief Security Commissioner, Central Railway, said. "Investigations are being done keeping all possible angles in consideration, it could be sabotage or mischief. Whatever it is, it can be found out only when the perpetrators are caught. We are hoping we will get some lead soon," added GRP Commissioner Niket Kaushik. WHAT HAPPENED ON JANUARY 24 12052
Jan Shatabdi Express started from Madgaon on Tuesday at 2.30 pm and was to reach Mumbai at around 11pm. Just when the train was approaching Diva station loco pilot Harendra Kumar, who was at the command, spotted a long rail piece lying on the tracks. He applied emergency brakes averting a major accident saving lives of nearly 700 passengers. Kumar and his colleagues were later rewarded for their alertness.
:  Mumbai: Derailment averted after drivers notice obstacle on tracks; sabotage not ruled out Another train accident, another probe ordered: How can Indian Railways resurrect itself?  

  
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Jan 26 2017 (20:00)
Gopal*^~   13744 blog posts   54643 correct pred (80% accurate)
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Hats off to the Loco pilots for their alertness.

  
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Jan 26 2017 (20:01)
rfshanku~   483 blog posts   169 correct pred (72% accurate)
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Salute To The LocoPilot.

  
Jan 26 2017 (20:03)
School test going on 😊😊😊~   277 blog posts   36 correct pred (53% accurate)
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These looco driver deserve more than what we think....... And they deserve a lot saving live of 700-800 people...
Ek aur sajis nakam 👌👌👌👌

  
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Jan 26 2017 (20:12)
Gopal*^~   13744 blog posts   54643 correct pred (80% accurate)
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Authorities(GM) awarded them
/news/post/292338

  
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Jan 26 2017 (20:13)
School test going on 😊😊😊~   277 blog posts   36 correct pred (53% accurate)
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That is not enfough I think
  
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Jan 26 2017 (20:08)   Mumbai: Central Railway awards alert drivers who averted rail disaster - News

Gopal*^~   3448 news posts
Entry# 2141414   News Entry# 292338         Tags   Past Edits
Mumbai: Central Railway awards alert drivers who averted rail disaster By Silky Sharma | Posted 2 hours
Driver Harendra Kumar and assistant driver Harish Chinchole ×
The Central Railway awarded three employees for their timely action, which saved the lives of several passengers in a train on Tuesday. Tuesday night could have been a horrific experience for the people travelling on Janshatabdi Express 12052, from Madgaon to Dadar. Around 10.30 pm, when the train reached near Diva station, its Loco pilot (Driver), Harendra Kumar spotted a 7.32-metre piece of rail on the track and
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applied the emergency brake. After that, the assistant train driver, Harish Chinchole, along with some passengers, removed the railway piece from the track. Due to this the train got delayed for almost 15 minutes but, fortunately, all the passengers and drivers reached Dadar station safely. Following this incident, last evening, a programme was organised by the Central Railway to acknowledge the drivers for their courage and timely action. D K Sharma, Central Railway General Manager, awarded Loco Pilot Kumar, Assistant Loco pilot Chinchole and Chief Loco pilot NK Yadav with cash and certificates. “The driver, Kumar, was alert and spotted the piece in the middle of the track. We have awarded him along with all the drivers for their courage. Railway Protection force is investigating the matter,” said AK Singh, a spokesperson from the CR. A case was registered in Thane Railway Police Force under section 150-A (puts or throws upon or across any railways, any wood, stone or other matter or thing) of the Railways Act, 1989. “We have awarded our staff not just to acknowledge their action, but also to spread this message that security of the railway is not just the responsibility of a train driver or a guard at a railway station. It is the concern of everyone who uses railway property. People should be responsible and careless attempts to damage railway property can lead to a horrific incident,” said DK Sharma.

  
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Jan 26 2017 (20:09)
Gopal*^~   13744 blog posts   54643 correct pred (80% accurate)
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Timely action by loco pilots Harendra and Harish for averting a major accident,saving lives
  
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Jan 26 2017 (18:56)  

Gopal*^~   13744 blog posts   54643 correct pred (80% accurate)
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Beethoven's-Fur Elise(For Elise)
#moderator. FYV
  
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Jan 26 2017 (12:35)  

Gopal*^~   13744 blog posts   54643 correct pred (80% accurate)
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Will be done. Thanks.
#moderator Sir..This tune can be added to the bacground music library,if you agree
1.Happy Birthday-Instrumental
  
★★★  General Travel
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Jan 16 2017 (20:01)   16210/Mysuru - Ajmer Express (PT) | SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) (10 PFs)

Jallikattu Is My Birth Right*   6739 blog posts   1641 correct pred (73% accurate)
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Happy Journey. Happy Journey,Jay..Share some pics
Friends will be traveling on this train from SBC to ABR tomorrow. After a day in ABR will take Yoga Express to HW on the 20th(Friday). On Monday 23rd will take DDN MDU Exp 12688 to BZA from HW. On 25th will take Prashanti to SBC . Hope to bring you all some live updates whenever possible. Thanks.

178 posts - Sat Jan 21, 2017

10 posts - Sun Jan 22, 2017

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Jan 24 2017 (15:33)
Gopal*^~   13744 blog posts   54643 correct pred (80% accurate)
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Idly vendor in pic2?

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Jan 24 2017 (15:34)
Gopal*^~   13744 blog posts   54643 correct pred (80% accurate)
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Dal Vada in Tamil?

  
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Jan 24 2017 (15:35)
Jallikattu Is My Birth Right*   6739 blog posts   1641 correct pred (73% accurate)
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Was more like vengayam bonda.

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Jan 24 2017 (15:40)
Jallikattu Is My Birth Right*   6739 blog posts   1641 correct pred (73% accurate)
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Not the one on the pic but his boss who keeping a watch on the side.

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Jan 26 2017 (11:53)
Gopal*^~   13744 blog posts   54643 correct pred (80% accurate)
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Welcome back Jay from the trip

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