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★★★  General Travel
Yesterday (18:12)   76521/Yesvantpur - Nelamangala Rail Bus | YPR/Yesvantpur Junction (6 PFs)

Tejas*^~   6420 blog posts   4339 correct pred (64% accurate)
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A small trip by some members and admins of Bangalore on the soon to be antiqued NMGA RAILBUS service.
The to and fro trip had two crews, one LP and one ALP (both DMU crew members) who were very keen to share whatever they knew about the service. So much was their excitement that they took pics of we 'crazy railfans'. :)
There were about 15 travelers in the railbus including 4 from IRI. The fuel tank capacity is 65 litres and the railbus is filled to 3/4th of
the capacity which the crew claims serves them for 2 days. In other words, IR spends about 800 rupees on a one way YPR-NMGA service and the ticket sales are just in the range of rs 100-200 per day. Talk about IR making losses. :-/
But the journey was memorable, and a well cherished one knowing that the service may never run after tomorrow.

Yesterday (19:56)
knkprasad956*^~   2157 blog posts
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Yesterday (21:24)
amit singh ™ ♥♪ ♫♥*^~   5077 blog posts   3453 correct pred (75% accurate)
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Nice share Tejas. Anand Dwivedi and I too took a short ride from YPR till SDVL back in Dec. A unique experience it was!
Video : click here

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General Travel
Yesterday (18:04)   76521/Yesvantpur - Nelamangala Rail Bus

Tejas*^~   6420 blog posts   4339 correct pred (64% accurate)
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A service for all. An apt gesture by IR.
Travel Question
Mar 21 2017 (18:05)  

mailmrkrishna   11 blog posts   29 correct pred (54% accurate)
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Hi, I would like to know the possibility of two seats confirmation of CC(Chair Car) on 02-April-2017 for train 22618/Tirupati - KSR Bengaluru SF InterCity Express from Tirupati(TPTY) to Krishnarajapuram(KJM) as current status in General pool is GNWL# 33 / WL# 26.
Kindly someone advice so that i could go further and book tatkal.
Thanks and Regards,

Mar 21 2017 (18:12)
Tejas*^~   6420 blog posts   4339 correct pred (64% accurate)
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Very bleak chances of confirmation Swaroop.

Mar 22 2017 (10:31)
mailmrkrishna   11 blog posts   29 correct pred (54% accurate)
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Thank you sir.
Travel Question
Mar 21 2017 (08:40)  

webmasters   4 blog posts
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I am here for just asking a question...
My question is if i am going to Sikkim from Delhi which train i have to travel from ?
Welcome your suggestion
Thanks in advanced.

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Mar 21 2017 (09:12)
Tejas*^~   6420 blog posts   4339 correct pred (64% accurate)
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There is no rail connectivity to the state of Sikkim as of now. The nearest railhead is a place called New Jalpaiguri ( code: NJP). You can find the list of trains here /search/664/444
From NJP, its a 3-4 hr drive to Gangtok, the state's capital. You will find various options to travel from NJP to other places in Sikkim as well. However, you are advised to plan your travel in such a way that you reach NJP between 7 am to 3 pm. Before or after these times, the transport options are very limited.
major junction is Siliguri but not many trains from Delhi stop here. Moreover, its only 10-15 kms from NJP. You can always travel to this place from NJP( rickshaw/local train, shared cab etc) and get even more frequent connections to Sikkhim.
Station Tip
Mar 19 2017 (12:55)   UD/Udupi (2 PFs)

RAVISEETHA   417 blog posts   987 correct pred (62% accurate)
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Udupi Station has only some light refreshment stalls on PF 1. PF2 has only a small strip of shelter like a village R.S.
The station is slightly on an elevated level. There is an elevator to reach the car park from just outside PF 1.
A small budget lodge and an eatery is there just behind tourist car park. Udupi city centre is about 4 kms from the station and Udupi-Manipal highway is about half a km away.
auto facility seems to be there, although I am not sure if it functions effectively.
The display of coach position is interesting at the notice board. It does not show position of coaches from engine and direction. Instead it shows a coach will stop at the number where it is displayed. For example in our train 22475, engine was at number 24 on the platform, where it stopped. Our coach was 10th from engine. The display notice mentioned A1 would be where 14 number is on the platform. Bit confusing for non regular passengers.
There are just one or two porters at the station who normally show up only before a train is scheduled to arrive. Unless, we request the station staff to call him over his cell phone.

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Mar 19 2017 (13:12)
Tejas*^~   6420 blog posts   4339 correct pred (64% accurate)
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Traveled in 56640 4 days ago and had a similar experience at UD. A small stall on the KAWR end dishes out some of the best Upma, Buns, Goli Bajjis and Lemon rice I have tasted. Needless to say, they were fresh adn hot. The lone TTE of the train suggested the shop and he himself packed all the items for BF.

Mar 19 2017 (13:21)
VIVEK SHENOY   540 blog posts   270 correct pred (76% accurate)
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Wow, looks like railways should give a 5 minute halt at UD to relish tasty food!!! I think we both are talking about same stall :) That day he had Neer dosa with kuruma, samosa etc.

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Mar 20 2017 (16:00)
rdb*^   30798 blog posts   363613 correct pred (80% accurate)
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to find out the best options at any station, its better to take tips from local rly staff, even pantry guys and coach attendants relish food from local stalls:-)

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Station Tip
Oct 28 2016 (08:07)   TU/Tadipatri (3 PFs)

UP me Yogi Raj*^~   30660 blog posts   67815 correct pred (81% accurate)
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Alight here for
BELUM GUHALU (Belum Caves), Kurnool Dist., Rayalaseema, AP - Belum Caves is the second largest cave in Indian subcontinent and the longest caves in plains of Indian Subcontinent.

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Mar 19 2017 (08:48)
Tejas*^~   6420 blog posts   4339 correct pred (64% accurate)
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TD to Belum Caves will take approx an hr by public transport and say another 2-4 hrs to explore the caves.
Departure: Mon Mar 13 2017 @ 21:50
11005/Chalukya Express (PT)
Trip# 105264    Traveller: Tejas*^~    Linked PNR Entry# 2192252
Class: Sleeper - SL
From: YPR/Yesvantpur Junction
To: PDY/Puducherry (Pondicherry)
5 wishes
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Mar 13 2017 (23:47)
KaAm pe laut aao*^   4420 blog posts   3198 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Happy Journey!!!!

Mar 14 2017 (02:59)
Tejas*^~   6420 blog posts   4339 correct pred (64% accurate)
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at KPD/Katpadi Junction
@KPD. LR in process. Running late by 20-25 mins now

Mar 14 2017 (03:38)
Tejas*^~   6420 blog posts   4339 correct pred (64% accurate)
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at VLR/Vellore Cantt.
Departed VLR @ 0337.

Mar 14 2017 (06:26)
Tejas*^~   6420 blog posts   4339 correct pred (64% accurate)
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at VM/Villupuram Junction
Entering into PF4 of Villupuram is Chalukya with about 30% occupancy. The delay is wiped out.

Mar 14 2017 (07:10)
Tejas*^~   6420 blog posts   4339 correct pred (64% accurate)
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Arrived on PF 2. Heavy overnight rains it seems.
★★  General Travel
Feb 28 2017 (12:56)   17603/Prashanti Nilayam Express

AMB~   433 blog posts
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For the 1st time, BZA WAP4 with 17603 Prashanti Nilayam Express for GTL-YPR stretch.
P.C. Railfan Pragyan.

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Mar 03 2017 (08:16)
Tejas*^~   6420 blog posts   4339 correct pred (64% accurate)
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There is a deemer behind the wappie as it appears.
General Travel
Feb 22 2017 (17:16)   06579/Yesvantpur - Visakhapatnam Tatkal Fare Special

jagadeeram   3 blog posts   22 correct pred (52% accurate)
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Hi Tatkal special means, can we cancel ticket? if we cancel the ticket we will get refund?

Feb 22 2017 (17:28)
Tejas*^~   6420 blog posts   4339 correct pred (64% accurate)
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There would be no refunds if you cancel your ticket. However in the larger interest of other waitlisted travelers, it is advisable to cancel so that another gets a shot at it. But it is also purely one's personal choice if one wishes to cancel or otherwise.

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★  General Travel
Feb 22 2017 (08:05)  

Tejas*^~   6420 blog posts   4339 correct pred (64% accurate)
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1 compliments
Hope they will materialize our idea
Guys, the ministry has asked people for concrete, workable suggestions and ideas thru this website of theirs click here under 6 broadly classified important aspects of the Indian Railways. While the invitation is open for all citizens from all walks of life, I just thought as railfans, we are better placed to offer what is asked for. Its a small gesture to give back something to an institution that we so dearly love and which has brought us all together on this platform here. Honestly speaking, I have my own doubts if our ideas would ever materialize having a fair knowledge of how our govt organizations typically works but we can surely claim to be on a high pedestal and claim to have done our 'duty'/ bit to the cause and put the ball in their court. More importantly we can discuss, debate and fine-tune all those suggestions...
here on IRI after or before our submissions there.
PS. The registration and submission processes appear to be slightly cumbersome like any other sarkaari website, but hardly takes a couple of mins.
This is the link-
click here

Feb 22 2017 (13:12)
छोटा आदमी~   7138 blog posts   100300 correct pred (90% accurate)
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thanks for the post, the RF community needs to grow beyond pics and videos

Feb 22 2017 (13:50)
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Telangana Express Oops AP Express ⭐ ⭐ ⭐~   1067 blog posts   842 correct pred (62% accurate)
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cant we read the submitted entries ?

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Feb 22 2017 (14:59)
©The Dark Lord™~   5679 blog posts
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I already have suggested my 3 ideas on that site. One was regarding the Accessibility of trains from low level platforms, this could be shorted out by using hydraulic stair case in Passengers trains having halts at small stations having low level platforms. Compressor in the locomotive can build up the pressure which will force the hydraulic stair case to descend down after that when the pressure will decrease the Hydraulic stair case will take back it's original form. This will prevent it's collision from the high level platform at big stations too. But for all this a locomotive having more powerful compressor would be needed to maintain the break pressure as well as the Hydraulic pressure of the stair case simultaneously. Two other ideas were related to my favourite, Revenue section.

Feb 22 2017 (15:57)
Tejas*^~   6420 blog posts   4339 correct pred (64% accurate)
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Don't think so mate.

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Feb 22 2017 (16:48)
Tejas*^~   6420 blog posts   4339 correct pred (64% accurate)
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Suggestions or innovative ideas in this particular case do not come under the ambit of railfanning or RF hobbies. As railfans, we're simply better placed and are more 'superior' to make those suggestions than normal citizens. Dont think a slight nudge here and there would alter equations anywhere. A RF offering ideas is no way superior to a RF doing photography or videography, but a small exhortation to RFs pointing out to them that more can be done for apart from photography and videography or making TTs is nothing wrong IMO.

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