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General Travel
May 03 2017 (20:19)  

sataparni   18 blog posts
Entry# 2261398            Tags   Past Edits
A new Humsafar train scheduled to run between Chennai Central-Ahmedabad is introduced which passes through Vasai Road, Diva, Panvel(Stop), Karjat and Pune. The Central Railway Authorities are very much fond of Chennai bound travellers. They are not recognizing the Andhra bound travellers. With great difficulty two trains are introduced in the last two years bound for Visakhapatnam and Kakinada Port from LTT (Mumbai). One train can be diverted preferably Train Nos.17221 & 17222 via Panvel for the passengers bound for Navi Mumbai mostly residing in the region between Panvel & Vashi. This issue has been raised long back in this forum by me when the new track between Karjat and Panvel is opened. Recently more trains are introduced by Central Railway passing through Panvel. Why not one train meant for Andhra Pradesh passengers is run via panvel without much difficulty since Lonvala to LTT there is not stop for this train....
Hope the Railway Board or Ministry may consider this issue in the near future.
General Travel
Aug 10 2016 (06:34)  

sataparni   18 blog posts
Entry# 1957083            Tags   Past Edits
Purchased tickets for journey from Vijayawada To Lokamanya Tilak Terminus for journey on different dates as detailed hereunder but the fare collected is different. why this disparity?
Train No. Date of Journey PNR No. Fare Collected Class
24-08-2016 4222656261 1170 + 46 2A
17221 01-10-2016 4222535265 1077.50 +46 2A

Aug 10 2016 (08:42)
Jaι внaraт Jananιya тanυjaтнe*^~   5785 blog posts   637 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 1957083-1            Tags   Past Edits
Peak season fare n lean season fare.

Aug 10 2016 (10:50)
One Mail~   5009 blog posts   1462 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1957083-2            Tags   Past Edits
There is no difference in fare.
1st ticket is for one person
2nd is for 2 persons.
Some amount like clerkage charges are for ticket and not for number of person. Hence you are finding the difference.
Rail News
New/Special TrainsECoR/East Coast  -  
Aug 12 2015 (06:43)   AP Express maiden run from Vizag today

rdb*^   129253 news posts
Entry# 1563256   News Entry# 237491         Tags   Past Edits
Railway Minister to flag off the train remotely from New Delhi
The much-awaited Andhra Pradesh Express connecting the State to New Delhi will begin its maiden journey from Visakhapatnam at 9.30 a.m. on Wednesday.Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will flag off the train remotely from New Delhi in the presence of Union Ministers — M. Venkaiah Naidu, Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Sujana Choudhary, and MPs from the State.
Original plan
it was originally proposed to run the train from New Delhi to Vijayawada as a daily service and announced in the Railway Budget 2014-15, it could not be introduced due to non-availability of rake.Objections were also raised from various quarters as the train would cross Andhra Pradesh in less than an hour, defeating the purpose of naming it ‘AP Express’.
MP’s insistence
Visakhapatnam MP K. Haribabu insisted on operating the train from Visakhapatnam to New Delhi via Vijayawada or Vijayawada to New Delhi via Visakhapatnam to cover the maximum area in the State.“I planned to be present in Visakhapatnam for the flagging off of the train, but I have decided to participate in the function in New Delhi as Parliament is in session,” Mr. Haribabu told The Hindu from New Delhi.
Railway Minister to flag off the train remotely from New Delhi

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Aug 12 2015 (13:34)
sataparni   18 blog posts
Re# 1563256-6            Tags   Past Edits
A very wise suggestion to be observed by the concerned authorities who have closed their eyes and ears in introducing the AP Express from Capital Vijayawada, like Tamilnadu Exp from Capital Chennai , Telangana Exp from Capital Hyderabad, Karnataka from Capital Bengaluru. In case the suggestion is implemented, the other two regions viz. North Andhra, Rayalaseema besides coastal andhra will also be covered. Hope the best.
★  Rail News
New/Special TrainsSCR/South Central  -  IR Press Release 
Jan 31 2014 (18:30)   SCR to Introduce Kakinada Port-Mumbai LTT -Kakinada Port Bi-Weekly Express

SRG*^~   746 news posts
Entry# 980614   News Entry# 166205         Tags   Past Edits
SCR to Introduce Kakinada Port-Mumbai LTT -Kakinada Port Bi-Weekly Express
As announced in the Railway Budget 2013-2014, Train No. 17221/17222 Kakinada Port- Mumbai LTT -Kakinada Port Bi-weekly Express will be flagged off by Shri. M. M. Pallam Raju, Hon’ble Union Minister of Human Resource Development at Kakinada Port Railway Station o­n 3rd February, 2014 (Monday).

Accordingly, the inaugural run of Train No.
17221 Kakinada Port- Mumbai LTT Bi-Weekly Express will depart Kakinada Port Railway Station at 10 00 hrs o­n 3rd February, 2014 arrive/depart Secunderabad at 21 00/21 10 hrs and arrive Mumbai LTT at 11 05 hrs o­n the next day (Tuesday).

Enroute, this train will stop at Kakinada Town, Samalkot, Rajahmundry, Tadepalligudem, Eluru, Vijayawada, Mangalagiri, Guntur, Sattenapalli, Nadikudi, Miryalaguda, Nalgonda, Maula Ali, Secunderabad, Lingampalli, Tandur, Wadi, Gulbarga, Solapur, Pune and Lonavala stations.

This train will consist of 17 Coaches viz., o­ne AC II tier, two AC III tier, six Sleeper Class, six General Second Class and two General Second Class Luggage cum Brake van Coaches.

Regular run of the Train No.17221/17222 will be adviced later.

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Feb 01 2014 (16:59)
Half Girl friend   39169 blog posts   12705 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 980614-5            Tags   Past Edits
its going via nalgonda not nandyal

Feb 01 2014 (17:00)
sataparni   18 blog posts
Re# 980614-6            Tags   Past Edits
This is a special train but announced as inaugural run. Is there any guarantee that this train will run as announced in the near future. The railway authorities may consider to run this train when introduced to cover Guntur, Nandyal, Guntakal, Raichur and Wadi to meet the demand of the travelling public particularly the farming community migrated from Godavari and Krishna Region to Thungabhadra project area.

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Travel Question
Jan 13 2014 (09:11)   18519/Vishakapatnam - Mumbai LTT Express (PT) | BBD/Bablad (2 PFs)

sataparni   18 blog posts
Entry# 962851            Tags   Past Edits
I travelled by 18519 on 9th Jan 2013 from BZA to LTT. The train was dumped in a siding at Bablad for about one hour. At that time 5 trains were passed on either direction from that station for the best reasons known to the railway administration. Does the administration think that the commuters of this train are not paying the demanded fare or not to be considered as passengers. Why this callous approach. Is it the punctuality maintained by railways.
General Travel
Aug 02 2013 (21:06)  

sataparni   18 blog posts
Entry# 819635            Tags   Past Edits
Indian Railways supposed to implement three language formula for national integration. But the administration observe this policy more in breach than in deed. Particularly the trains covering more than one state should exhibit the name boards on rakes in tune with the coverage. The zonal railways specifically arrange boards representing the state in which they are located Albeit the train runs maximum part in a state, the name boards do not find a place with the language of that state. For example the Konark Express (11019/11020) running between CSTM and Bubaneswar covers Maharashtra(500 Kms), Karnataka (150 Kms), Andhra (1120 Kms) and Odisha (160 Kms). The figures revels 2/3rd distance is in Andhra only. But the trains carries hardly Telugu boards for the guidance of travellers. Why this callous approach.
General Travel
Jul 20 2013 (11:03)  

sataparni   18 blog posts
Entry# 811055            Tags   Past Edits
As per the update on Jul 17 under Rail news-new trains, the train No.18519 is shown as bi-weekly train with new timings. Why this ambiguity.

Jul 20 2013 (11:07)
DD DISLODGED BBSKJM SLOT~   6154 blog posts
Re# 811055-1            Tags   Past Edits
It is a ECOR train.

Jul 22 2013 (08:25)
sataparni   18 blog posts
Re# 811055-2            Tags   Past Edits
I am under the opinion that the Indian Railways is unique as one Unit. Zonal units are only for administrative purpose but not to act independently.
General Travel
Jul 19 2013 (22:46)  

sataparni   18 blog posts
Entry# 810897            Tags   Past Edits
The new train No.18519 announced in the current budget to run daily between Visakhapatnam and Mumbai LTT, I hope, will run from Sept.10 without any hitch since the Machilipatnam-Mumbai train as announced by the then Rly. Minister Mr. Lalu Prasad, has not yet commenced its journey till to=day and constrained to comment that the Railway Board or authorities at the helm of affairs are conferring the announcements in Parliament as faux pas.
The Railway administration needs to be considered the following suggestions for the convenience of travelling public.
The terminus may be
changed to PANVEL, NAVI MUMBAI instead of Mumbai LTT since the LTT terminus is in a remote place and not properly connected by roads for easy movement of vehicles as experienced by me several times. Where as Panvel is easily accessible to NH 4 and local rail terminus for Harbour line which facilitates freely and happily commute to all parts of Mumbai unlike LTT. The rake will stay hardly for 2 hours before commencing return journey and no infrastructure is required to handle the train with same engine unlike LTT.
For Panvel terminus, the train can be run on chord line from Karjat. In case the train is run via Kalyan.
Schedule Halt may be arranged for this train at Kalyan for the convenience of the public. Even otherwise the train invariably maintains unscheduled halt for the sake of railway employees.

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1 posts - Sat Jul 20, 2013

Jul 20 2013 (11:01)
SRG*^~   35533 blog posts   168785 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 810897-7            Tags   Past Edits
Ha ha but in actual its not...

Jul 20 2013 (11:40)
Numb   497 blog posts   72 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 810897-8            Tags   Past Edits
panvel station is easily accessible? have you really been there? or are you saying this since you live closer to panvel.
connectivity to ltt is a problem I agree if you are coming from the western suburbs. however some of it will be eased once the santa cruz chembur link road is opened. also, it will cost much lesser to build a few roads leading to ltt from the eastern highway rather than building a whole new terminal at panvel.
Moreover Panvel is almost 60 kms from Mumbai by road. add to
it the amazing traffic you will face while commuting (sion-panvel highway)

Jul 20 2013 (11:48)
Anshul Vipat~   7950 blog posts   1878 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 810897-9            Tags   Past Edits
You are exactly opposite.PNVL is accessible only from Central and South Mumbai.Thane,kalyan and beyond kalyan will have to go through "hell" to go to PNVL. Instead LTT is easily accessible with respect to Panvel.Moreover,KYN halt is there so no worries.PNVL is not suitable as terminal station.It will also not feasible to run on KJT-PNVL-DIVA-LTT line.

Jul 22 2013 (07:54)
sataparni   18 blog posts
Re# 810897-10            Tags   Past Edits
I am a resident of Vijayawada in A.P. Often I visit Mumbai to see my children at Panvel. I have experienced the hardships at LTT at present. I prefer Karjat to board the train instead of LTT due to traffic bottle neck. I am not aware of the future developments as enumerated and how the instant problem will be solved after developments needs to be examined. In a stratigic junction, terminus is arranged in the outskirts of the city. Likewise Bandra, Ltt are arranged, why not Panvel. For growing cities, it is essential taking consideration of the situation.

Jul 22 2013 (08:17)
sataparni   18 blog posts
Re# 810897-11            Tags   Past Edits
When the Manmad-Pune Exp train is running on Kalyan-Panvel-Karjat-Pune route, why not this train provided the other factors are feasible. Positive thinking is anticipated for Panvel terminus for the benefit of south bound travellers to and from Navi Mumbai.
General Travel
Jul 20 2013 (21:57)   17221/Kakinada Port - Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express (PT)

sataparni   18 blog posts
Entry# 811496            Tags   Past Edits
The New Train No.17221/17222 announced in the budget was updated on 6th July indicating date of introduction will be notified later. But in this portal, notified as TRAIN IS CANCELLED. In such case, the cancellation reflects on the budget announcement. If so, I am constrained to conclude that the executive authorities are exercising super natural powers over the Hon'ble Minister for Railways vis-a-vis Parliament on the issue which is rediculous. Yhe ultimate suferers are public of this region.

Jul 20 2013 (22:04)
Hercule Poirot~   6459 blog posts   144 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 811496-1            Tags   Past Edits
in our site all new trains that are yet to run will be shown cancelled... that is the only tag Line we got.
General Travel
Dec 28 2012 (07:59)  

sataparni   18 blog posts
Entry# 624229            Tags   Past Edits
Being a Senior Citizen, I tried to reserve a ticket from CSTM to BZA in 11019 Konark Express, when there is a waiting list. Surprisingly I got a confirmed ticket under Senior Citizen quota. The same procedure needs to be practiced by other zones like Central Railway for the benefit of Senior Citizens.

Dec 28 2012 (08:04)
Tejas*^~   6518 blog posts   4341 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 624229-1            Tags   Past Edits
This facility is available in all zones sir.A majority of trains do have the SCTZN quota and this quota can be used irrespective of the zone to which the train belongs to.

Dec 28 2012 (14:39)
LHB FOR SURYANAGRI SF   557 blog posts   135 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 624229-5            Tags   Past Edits
i also booked my father's ticket in RAC position showing on indian railway but i get the confirmed ticket in 19066 JU-BTDS exp......!
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