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DGR/Durgapur (5 PFs)
দুর্গাপুর / درگا پور     दुर्गापुर

Track: Double Electric-Line

Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 5
Number of Halting Trains: 175
Number of Originating Trains: 1
Number of Terminating Trains: 1
Durgapur Railway Station Complex, Durgapur - 713201 Dist - West Burdwan
State: West Bengal
Elevation: 76 m above sea level
Zone: ER/Eastern
Division: Asansol
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Feb 13 2017 (08:14)  'Zoom' to Delhi from Kolkata via Durgapur soon (m.timesofindia.com)
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News Entry# 293757   Blog Entry# 2162372     
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Feb 13 2017 (08:14)
Station Tag: Durgapur/DGR added by DhnEcr~/591496

Feb 13 2017 (08:14)
Station Tag: Asansol Junction/ASN added by DhnEcr~/591496

Feb 13 2017 (08:14)
Station Tag: Dhanbad Junction/DHN added by DhnEcr~/591496

Feb 13 2017 (08:14)
Train Tag: Sealdah - New Delhi AC Duronto Express/12259 added by DhnEcr~/591496

Feb 13 2017 (08:14)
Train Tag: Sealdah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express/12313 added by DhnEcr~/591496

Feb 13 2017 (08:14)
Train Tag: Howrah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Gaya)/12301 added by DhnEcr~/591496

Posted by: DhnEcr~  36 news posts
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KOLKATA: A little over six months after Air India withdrew its operation in the Kolkata-Durgapur-Delhi route, Zoom Air, a Delhi-based airlines, starts its operation in the same routes seven days a week from Sunday. Kaji Nazrul Islam Airport (Andal) will also act as the regional hub of the company.
Interestingly, GoAir and In diGo have proposed to operate flights from KNIA, but the proposals are yet to take final shape. Bhutan and Bangladesh Airlines are also interested as reported earlier. Air India has withdrawn its services but talks are going on
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to resolve the issues, said officials in Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Limited (BAPL), the developer and operator of the Greenfield project.
Koustav Mohan Dhar, executive director and CEO of Zoom Air, told TOI: "We will be running scheduled 50-seater full-service flight daily from KNIA. We are keeping the introductory fare rather low.From Kolkata to Durgapur, the fare will be Rs 1,000 and from Durgapur to Delhi, the fare will be Rs 3,000."
There are plans to introduce a daily flight to Mumbai and Hyderabad. Zoom Air India has got a series of Bombardier CRJ200LR (long range version) and 2 CRJ-900 aircrafts. "We look forward to support both from the state government and BAPL. Being a scheduled operator, we are not looking for viability gap-funding. VGF is mostly sought by non-scheduled flight operators," said Dhar.
The CRJ-200LR aircraft, which will be flying in this route, has a soundproof 6'2" tall cabin and two cabin attendant seats. The aircraft performance has been found to be faster than any commercial aircraft in India, allowing passengers to reach their destinations in lesser time in a comfortable and premium seating experience.
BAPL, which developed the greenfield airport, said the cost of operations or the VGF would have been almost half in case of
a private airline compared to that of Air India.
BAPL said it was the only private airport operator in the country to offer VGF to an airline to operate scheduled flights.

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Feb 13 2017 (10:16)
Venkat వెంకట్   2795 blog posts
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dAY after tomorrow
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Zoom Air will begin commercial operations on the Delhi-Kolkata-Durgapur-Delhi sector from February 15 with plans to connect Mumbai and Hyderabad to the steel town later in April.

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Feb 13 2017 (14:54)
a2z~   594 blog posts
Re# 2162372-5            Tags   Past Edits
Thank God PVT airline operators are helping IR ACIII, ACII paxs from possibility of extending the Flexifares to all the express trains! Luxury Bus operators along the Rajdhani/ Shatabdi routes should be a happy.

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Feb 13 2017 (15:00)
©The Dark Lord™~   6672 blog posts
Re# 2162372-6            Tags   Past Edits
Zoom air, new player in the market. Seems Airlines have succeeded in encashing this exodus after this the implementation of this idiotic surge pricing.

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Feb 13 2017 (17:12)
DhnEcr~   5223 blog posts
Re# 2162372-7            Tags   Past Edits
I have a question regarding Private airlines that being private means what exactly. Like one difference noticed is they can booked from pvt own website. Not on sites like mmt EMT etc

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Feb 13 2017 (17:17)
Venkat వెంకట్   2795 blog posts
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except Air india group all are private airlines in india. You can book then in any website. But as of now zoom air not tie up to other websites. Will be available in MMT,yatra, Clear trip soon.
I think this airline going to run under Regional Air connectivity policy

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Feb 13 2017 (17:18)
Venkat వెంకట్   2795 blog posts
Re# 2162372-9            Tags   Past Edits
Now bookings opened. Kolakata-Durgapur 850 rs
Ccu-rdp fares INR850 only, Delhi-INR2850 only

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Feb 13 2017 (17:18)
©The Dark Lord™~   6672 blog posts
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No, even Pvt. Airlines tickets can also be booked using MMT or Cleartrip or Yatra.com. This Zoom Air is a new company so their might be a possibility that still they haven't done any collaboration with any travel site like MMT or yatra that's why it's ticket isn't available over their site.

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Feb 13 2017 (18:07)
deepakyerr~   881 blog posts
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As per the news text I have read they don't cone under regional airline or operate under Udann scheme. They mentioned scheduled carrier.

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Feb 13 2017 (18:09)
Venkat వెంకట్   2795 blog posts
Re# 2162372-14            Tags   Past Edits
A scheduled carrier can get sops under regional air connectivity like Tru jet getting from AP govt.

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Feb 13 2017 (18:10)
deepakyerr~   881 blog posts
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The share holding and investment , management is promoted by a group of people who own and run that particular organization is called private. As being new operator they may not have tied with e ticketing yet.
Dec 21 2016 (09:13)  ট্রেনের কামরার কেমন হলে ভালো হয়? ডিজাইন করুন আর ১২ লক্ষ টাকা পুরস্কার জিতুন (zeenews.india.com)
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News Entry# 289248     
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Dec 21 2016 (9:13AM)
Station Tag: Adra Junction/ADRA added by Crystal Pro/1609915

Dec 21 2016 (9:13AM)
Station Tag: Asansol Junction/ASN added by Crystal Pro/1609915

Dec 21 2016 (9:13AM)
Station Tag: Durgapur/DGR added by Crystal Pro/1609915

Dec 21 2016 (9:13AM)
Station Tag: Andal Junction/UDL added by Crystal Pro/1609915

Dec 21 2016 (9:13AM)
Station Tag: Bankura Junction/BQA added by Crystal Pro/1609915

Dec 21 2016 (9:13AM)
Station Tag: Barddhaman Junction/BWN added by Crystal Pro/1609915

Dec 21 2016 (9:13AM)
Station Tag: Biwai/BW added by Crystal Pro/1609915

Dec 21 2016 (9:13AM)
Station Tag: Howrah Junction/HWH added by Crystal Pro/1609915

Dec 21 2016 (9:13AM)
Train Tag: Gatimaan Express/12049 added by Crystal Pro/1609915

Dec 21 2016 (9:13AM)
Train Tag: Gatimaan Express/12050 added by Crystal Pro/1609915

Dec 21 2016 (9:13AM)
Train Tag: Bhopal Habibganj - New Delhi Shatabdi Express/12001 added by Crystal Pro/1609915

Dec 21 2016 (9:13AM)
Train Tag: New Delhi - Bhopal Habibganj Shatabdi Express/12002 added by Crystal Pro/1609915

Dec 21 2016 (9:13AM)
Train Tag: Bankura - Mathnashipur DEMU/78024 added by Crystal Pro/1609915

Dec 21 2016 (9:13AM)
Train Tag: Amritsar - Kochuveli Weekly SF Express/12484 added by Crystal Pro/1609915

Dec 21 2016 (9:13AM)
Train Tag: Anand Vihar - Howrah Yuva Express/12250 added by Crystal Pro/1609915

Dec 21 2016 (9:13AM)
Train Tag: New Delhi - Howrah Rajdhani Express (Via Gaya)/12302 added by Crystal Pro/1609915

Dec 21 2016 (9:13AM)
Train Tag: Howrah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Gaya)/12301 added by Crystal Pro/1609915

Dec 21 2016 (9:13AM)
Train Tag: Howrah - Ranchi Shatabdi Express/12019 added by Crystal Pro/1609915

Dec 21 2016 (9:13AM)
Train Tag: Ranchi - Howrah Shatabdi Express/12020 added by Crystal Pro/1609915

Posted by: Crystal Pro~  2 news posts
ট্রেনে চড়েন নিশ্চয়ই? ট্রেনের কামরা কেমন হলে আপনার ভালো লাগবে? নিশ্চয়ই অনেক সময়ে মনে হয়, ট্রেনের কামরার ডিজাইনটা যদি আপনি করতে পারতেন, তাহলে ভালো হত? এবার সেই সুযোগ দিচ্ছে ভারতীয় রেলওয়ে। ডিজাইন করে পাঠান। শুধু তাই নয়, আপনার ডিজাইন ভালো লাগলে, আপনি পুরস্কারও জিততে পারবেন। ভারতীয় রেলওয়ের দারুন ঘোষণা। এমন সুযোগ আর নাও পেতে পারেন।
খবরটা শুনে অবাক লাগলেও, এটাই সত্যি। ভারতীয় রেলওয়ের পক্ষ থেকে জানানো হয়েছে যে, ইচ্ছুক ব্যক্তিরা ট্রেনের কামরার ডিজাইন করুন। যাতে অনেক বেশি লোক ধরে। তারপর তা পাঠিয়ে দিন। সেরা আইডিয়া নগদ অর্থ পুরস্কার হিসেবে পাবেন। ১২ লক্ষ টাকা পুরস্কার জিততে পারবেন।
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কামরার ডিজাইনের জন্য কীভাবে প্রতিযোগিতায় অংশগ্রহণ করবেন, তাঁর যাবতীয় তথ্যের জন্য click here এই ওয়েবসাইটে যোগাযোগ করুন। নক্সা জমা দেওয়ার শেষ দিন আগামিকাল অর্থাত্‌ ২০ ডিসেম্বর। তাই দেরি করবেন না। তাড়াতাড়ি করুন।
Dec 21 2016 (09:09)  RAC বার্থের সংখ্যা বাড়ানোর সিদ্ধান্ত রেলের (zeenews.india.com)
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Posted by: Crystal Pro~  2 news posts
ভারতীয় রেলওয়ে সমস্ত ট্রেনে রিজার্ভেশন এগেনস্ট ক্যানসেলেশন বা RAC বার্থের সংখ্যা বাড়ানোর সিদ্ধান্ত নিয়েছে। যাতে ট্রেনে একসঙ্গে আরও বহু যাত্রী যাত্রা করতে পারেন, সেই কারণেই RAC বার্থের সংখ্যা বাড়ানোর সিদ্ধান্ত গ্রহণ। ১৭ জানুয়ারি থেকে সমস্ত ট্রেনে RAC বার্থের সংখ্যা বেড়ে যাবে। মাস ছয়েকের এই পরীক্ষামূলক নিয়মে বাড়ানো হচ্ছে RAC বার্থের সংখ্যা।
স্লিপার ক্লাসে RAC বার্থের সংখ্যা ৫টি থেকে বাড়িয়ে ৭টি।
3AC-তে RAC বার্থের সংখ্যা ২টি থেকে বাড়িয়ে ৪টি।
2AC-তে
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RAC বার্থের সংখ্যা ২টি থেকে বাড়িয়ে ৩টি।
RAC বার্থ বাড়িয়ে দিয়েও রোজগার বাড়াতে চাইছে রেল।
স্লিপার ক্লাসে RAC বার্থের সংখ্যা ৫টি থেকে বাড়িয়ে ৭টি।
3AC-তে RAC বার্থের সংখ্যা ২টি থেকে বাড়িয়ে ৪টি।
2AC-তে RAC বার্থের সংখ্যা ২টি থেকে বাড়িয়ে ৩টি।
RAC বার্থ বাড়িয়ে দিয়েও রোজগার বাড়াতে চাইছে রেল। অর্থাত্‌ প্রতিটি ক্ষেত্রেই সংরক্ষিত আসনের ভাড়া নিয়েই ১টি আসনে ২জন যাত্রীকে যাত্রা করানোর কৌশল রেলের। তবে সবটাই পরীক্ষামূলক। মাস ছয়েক পর বিষয়টি একবার রিভিউ করার পরই চূড়ান্ত হবে এই নয়া নিয়ম।

11259 views
Dec 21 2016 (16:39)
300 confirmed timlines~   961 blog posts   76 correct pred (63% accurate)
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Mumbai Rajdhani me Bengali news! waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
Nov 13 2016 (17:26)  कोलकाता के लिए चलेगी शब्दभेदी सुपर फास्ट ट्रेन (www.jagran.com)
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News Entry# 285574   Blog Entry# 2058747     
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Nov 13 2016 (5:26PM)
Station Tag: Kolkata/KOAA added by Varanasi Lalganj Azamgarh Dohrighat new rail line/1610406

Nov 13 2016 (5:26PM)
Station Tag: Barddhaman Junction/BWN added by Varanasi Lalganj Azamgarh Dohrighat new rail line/1610406

Nov 13 2016 (5:26PM)
Station Tag: Durgapur/DGR added by Varanasi Lalganj Azamgarh Dohrighat new rail line/1610406

Nov 13 2016 (5:26PM)
Station Tag: Asansol Junction/ASN added by Varanasi Lalganj Azamgarh Dohrighat new rail line/1610406

Nov 13 2016 (5:26PM)
Station Tag: Dhanbad Junction/DHN added by Varanasi Lalganj Azamgarh Dohrighat new rail line/1610406

Nov 13 2016 (5:26PM)
Station Tag: Gaya Junction/GAYA added by Varanasi Lalganj Azamgarh Dohrighat new rail line/1610406

Nov 13 2016 (5:26PM)
Station Tag: Mughal Sarai Junction/MGS added by Varanasi Lalganj Azamgarh Dohrighat new rail line/1610406

Nov 13 2016 (5:26PM)
Station Tag: Varanasi Junction/BSB added by Varanasi Lalganj Azamgarh Dohrighat new rail line/1610406

Nov 13 2016 (5:26PM)
Station Tag: Ghazipur City/GCT added by Varanasi Lalganj Azamgarh Dohrighat new rail line/1610406

Posted by: BSB AMH GKP New Line TENDER ISSUED for RET Survey~  30 news posts
गाजीपुर: गाजीपुर से कोलकाता के लिए चलेगी शब्दभेदी सुपर फास्ट एक्सप्रेस। लंबे से प्रतीक्षित इस ट्रेन के संचालन की घोषणा शनिवार को रेल राज्य मंत्री मनोज सिन्हा ने की। यह ट्रेन साप्ताहिक होगी। प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी 14 नवंबर को अपने कार्यक्रम में इस ट्रेन को 11.45 बजे उद्घाटित करेंगे। इसका रूट गाजीपुर से वाया औड़हार, वाराणसी, मुगलसराय, धनबाद कोलकाता होगा। वैसे यह ट्रेन अप में 22324 होगी जो गुरुवार को सिटी स्टेशन से शुक्रवार को 23.30 बजे खुलेगी। यह कोलकाता शनिवार को 13.15 बजे पहुंचेगी। वहां से गुरुवार को डाउन में 22.45 बजे प्रस्थान करेगी और यहां शुक्रवार को 12.15 बजे पहुंचेगी।
जनपद सहित पूर्वांचल की बड़ी आबादी का कोलकाता से जुड़ाव है। लोग रोजी रोजगार की तलाश में कोलकाता जाते हैं।
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कुछ व्यापारी भी नियमित रूप से माल लाने के लिए कोलकाता जाते हैं। कोलकाता नौकरी करने वालों, वहां आबाद हो जाने वाले परिवार और वहां से व्यवसाय करने वाले व्यापारियों के लिए यह ट्रेन काफी सुविधाजनक हो जाएगी।
शब्दभेदी वाण चलाने के लिए इतिहास में महाराजा पृथ्वी राज चौहान जाने जाते हैं जबकि पौराणिक आख्यानों में राजा दशरथ को इस वाण को चलाने में महारत हासिल थी। इससे पहले गाजीपुर से आनंद बिहार के लिए ट्रेन चलाई गई तो उसका नामकरण महाराजा सुहेलदेव के नाम पर किया गया।

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Nov 14 2016 (01:27)
Alan Walker songs 👌~   1774 blog posts   451 correct pred (87% accurate)
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As the days will pass; Koderma, Parasnath, Dehri, Sasaram, Bhabhua Road will be added.

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Nov 14 2016 (01:29)
IR no more Safe^~   20936 blog posts   96244 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2058747-3            Tags   Past Edits
KQR, SSM ho add hogi hi.

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Nov 14 2016 (01:31)
Alan Walker songs 👌~   1774 blog posts   451 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 2058747-4            Tags   Past Edits
I was surprised to see it skipping KQR specially as it is not a very long distance train.

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Nov 14 2016 (05:19)
Bahuballi to break all Records of Movies^~   33429 blog posts   26272 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 2058747-5            Tags   Past Edits
KQR and DOS to sure add hoga

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Nov 14 2016 (11:24)
IR no more Safe^~   20936 blog posts   96244 correct pred (75% accurate)
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yup.
iske slot sharing walo ka bhi KQR halt hai.
hona chaiye tha
Nov 13 2016 (17:17)  शब्दभेदी एक्सप्रेस की सौगात (www.amarujala.com)
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News Entry# 285573     
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Nov 13 2016 (5:17PM)
Station Tag: Kolkata/KOAA added by Varanasi Lalganj Azamgarh Dohrighat new rail line/1610406

Nov 13 2016 (5:17PM)
Station Tag: Barddhaman Junction/BWN added by Varanasi Lalganj Azamgarh Dohrighat new rail line/1610406

Nov 13 2016 (5:17PM)
Station Tag: Durgapur/DGR added by Varanasi Lalganj Azamgarh Dohrighat new rail line/1610406

Nov 13 2016 (5:17PM)
Station Tag: Asansol Junction/ASN added by Varanasi Lalganj Azamgarh Dohrighat new rail line/1610406

Nov 13 2016 (5:17PM)
Station Tag: Dhanbad Junction/DHN added by Varanasi Lalganj Azamgarh Dohrighat new rail line/1610406

Nov 13 2016 (5:17PM)
Station Tag: Gaya Junction/GAYA added by Varanasi Lalganj Azamgarh Dohrighat new rail line/1610406

Nov 13 2016 (5:17PM)
Station Tag: Mughal Sarai Junction/MGS added by Varanasi Lalganj Azamgarh Dohrighat new rail line/1610406

Nov 13 2016 (5:17PM)
Station Tag: Varanasi Junction/BSB added by Varanasi Lalganj Azamgarh Dohrighat new rail line/1610406

Nov 13 2016 (5:17PM)
Station Tag: Ghazipur City/GCT added by Varanasi Lalganj Azamgarh Dohrighat new rail line/1610406

Posted by: BSB AMH GKP New Line TENDER ISSUED for RET Survey~  30 news posts
प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी मात्र बीस मिनट में जिलेवासियों को ढेर सारी सौगात देंगे। शब्दभेदी सुपर फास्ट साप्ताहिक ट्रेन को हरी झंडी दिखाकर गाजीपुर से कोलकाता के लिए रवाना करेंगे। इसके बाद आरटीआई मैदान में एक घंटे तक जनता को संबोधित करेंगे। पीएम ताड़ीघाट-गाजीपुर-मऊ नई रेल कम सड़क पुल परियोजना की आधारशिला रखेंगे। देश के 15वें प्रधानमंत्री के रूप में मोदी प्रथम बार जनपद में आएंगे।
जानकारों की माने तो सिटी रेलवे स्टेशन के प्लेटफार्म नंबर एक से रवाना होने वाली सुपरफास्ट शब्दभेदी ट्रेन के इंजन के पास लगे एलईडी पर हरी झंडी दिखते ही ड्राइवर शब्दभेदी को लेकर आगे के लिए रवाना हो जाएगा। गाजीपुर से कोलकाता जाने वाली शब्दभेदी सुपरफास्ट साप्ताहिक ट्रेन सिटी रेलवे स्टेशन से सुबह 11:45 बजे रवाना होगी,
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जो कोलकाता रात 12:35 मिनट पर पहुंचेगी। साप्ताहिक सुपरफास्ट यह ट्रेन 17 नवंबर को कोलकाता से डाउन 22323 बनकर रात 10:45 बजे रवाना होगी। जो अगले दिन 18 नवंबर को सिटी रेलवे स्टेशन पर सुबह 12 बजकर 15 मिनट पर पहुंचेगी। पुन: 18 नवंबर को सिटी रेलवे स्टेशन से अप 22324 बनकर रात 11 बजकर 30 मिनट पर कोलकाता के लिए रवाना होगी जो अगले दिन दोपहर 1 बजकर 15 मिनट पर कोलकाता पहुंच जाएगी।
इस ट्रेन में एक वातानुकूलित 2 टीयर, तीन वातानुकूलित 3 टीयर, छह शयनयान श्रेणी, छह सामान्य श्रेणी तथा दो दिव्यांग अनुकूलन द्वितीय श्रेणी सह सामान यान कोच होंगे। रेलगाड़ी मार्ग में बर्धमान, दुर्गापुर, आसनसोल, धनबाद, गया, मुगलसराय तथा वाराणसी स्टेशनों पर दोनों दिशाओं में ठहरेगी।
पूर्वांचल के विकास में रेलवे नया इतिहास रचेगा। इसका पूरा श्रेय रेल राज्यमंत्री मनोज सिन्हा को जाता है। रेल राज्यमंत्री ने एक साथ कई बड़ी परियोजनाओं को जिले में शुरू कर विकास की नयी इबारत लिखने का भी काम किया है। 14 नवंबर को पीएम यहां पहुंचकर महज 20 मिनट में ही दर्जनभर से अधिक परियोजनाओं का शिलान्यास और लोकार्पण करेंगे। नयी ट्रेन चलने से जनपदवासियों में खुशी की लहर है। नवापुरा घाट पर प्रस्तावित मिनी बंदरगाह का भी प्रधानमंत्री शिलान्यास करेंगे।
उधर, शहर के आरटीआई मैदान में 14 नवंबर को आयोजित होने वाले पीएम के कार्यक्रम स्थल और बाहर की पूरी व्यवस्था को बेहतर बनाने के लिए जिला प्रशासन ने कमर कस ली है। जिला प्रशासन सेक्टर वाइज अधिकारियों को लगाने की तैयारियों में लग चुका है। इसके लिए एसडीएम, तहसीलदार, एडीएम सहित जिलास्तरीय अधिकारी लगाए जाएंगे। इससे पूर्व 25 नोडल अधिकारी लगाए गए है। सभी अधिकारी कार्यक्रम स्थल की सफाई व्यवस्था, ट्रैफिक, पानी, बिजली और बैरकेडिंग की व्यवस्था को देख रहे है। साथ ही पांच एंबुलेंस और पांच फायर ब्रिगेड की गाड़ियां रहेंगी।
Nov 11 2016 (18:40)  INTRODUCTION OF NEW WEEKLY SUPERFAST EXPRESS TRAIN NO. 22323/22324 SHABD BHEDI EXPRESS BETWEEN KOLKATA AND GHAZIPUR CITY FROM 17.11.2016 (nr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Nov 13 2016 (12:16PM)
Station Tag: Mughal Sarai Junction/MGS added by Durgiana Exp needs LHB Rake with Pantry or Buffet*^~/58447

Nov 13 2016 (12:16PM)
Station Tag: Gaya Junction/GAYA added by Durgiana Exp needs LHB Rake with Pantry or Buffet*^~/58447

Nov 13 2016 (12:16PM)
Station Tag: Dhanbad Junction/DHN added by Durgiana Exp needs LHB Rake with Pantry or Buffet*^~/58447

Nov 13 2016 (12:16PM)
Station Tag: Asansol Junction/ASN added by Durgiana Exp needs LHB Rake with Pantry or Buffet*^~/58447

Nov 13 2016 (12:16PM)
Station Tag: Durgapur/DGR added by Durgiana Exp needs LHB Rake with Pantry or Buffet*^~/58447

Nov 13 2016 (12:16PM)
Station Tag: Barddhaman Junction/BWN added by Durgiana Exp needs LHB Rake with Pantry or Buffet*^~/58447

Nov 13 2016 (12:15PM)
Train Tag: Shabd Bhedi SF Express/22323 added by Durgiana Exp needs LHB Rake with Pantry or Buffet*^~/58447

Nov 13 2016 (12:15PM)
Train Tag: Shabd Bhedi SF Express/22324 added by Durgiana Exp needs LHB Rake with Pantry or Buffet*^~/58447

Nov 13 2016 (12:15PM)
Train Tag: Shabd Bhedi Inaugural Special Express/02224 added by Durgiana Exp needs LHB Rake with Pantry or Buffet*^~/58447

Nov 11 2016 (6:41PM)
Station Tag: Kolkata/KOAA added by Saurabh*^~/15807

Nov 11 2016 (6:41PM)
Station Tag: Varanasi Junction/BSB added by Saurabh*^~/15807

Nov 11 2016 (6:41PM)
Station Tag: Ghazipur City/GCT added by Saurabh*^~/15807

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For the convenience of rail passengers, Railways will be introducing a new Weekly Superfast Express train No. 22323/22324 Kolkata-Ghazipur City-Kolkata Shabd Bhedi Express from 17.11.2016 as per the following programme-
The 22323 Kolkata-Ghazipur City Weekly Superfast Shabd Bhedi Express Train will depart from Kolkata at 10.45 p.m. o­n every Thursday from 17.11.2016 to reach Ghazipur City at 12.15 p.m. the next day. In the return direction, the 22324 Ghazipur City-Kolkata Weekly Superfast Shabd Bhedi Express Train will depart from Ghazipur City at 11.30 p.m. o­n every Friday from 18.11.2016 to reach Kolkata at 01.15 p.m. the next day.
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of o­ne AC 2 Tier, three AC 3 Tier, six sleeper class, six General Class & two Disabled friendly second class cum luggage van coaches ,the 22323/22324 Kolkata-Ghazipur City-Kolkata Weekly Superfast Shabd Bhedi Express train will stop at Barddhaman, Durgapur, Asansol, Dhanbad, Gaya, Mughalsarai & Varanasi stations enroute in both the directions.
In its inaugural run the 02224 Ghazipur City-Kolkata Shabd Bhedi Express special Train will depart from Ghazipur City on 14.11.2016 at 11.45 a.m.

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Feb 25 2016 (15:52)  From the archives: Ready for the longest train journey in India? (www.hindustantimes.com)
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Why take a flight when you can sit back and enjoy the scenery on a leisurely train journey? Ever wonder that? We feel you. We say, a journey on Indian trains should be on everyone’s bucket list. It can be affordable, safe and comfortable.
So, on a day when the railway budget is hogging headlines and the Minister of Railways made a slew of announcements - from India’s first rail auto hub and boosting to e-catering to connectivity to North-East and Wi-Fi in railway stations - we dig up our archives and found this... (Hope you’re up for a long, long train journey?)
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a hot summer afternoon in 1853, as the first steam locomotive pulled out of Bombay, India entered the rail era. Today, 160 years later, even at a time when the Railways are making headlines for the wrong reasons, a ride aboard the Vivek Express is the opportunity of a lifetime. It’s India’s longest train ride, starting from Dibrugarh in Assam and sweeping down the eastern coast to culminate at Kanyakumari. It covers a staggering 4,300 km (more than 1/10th the earth’s circumference), in an unforgettable four-night-three-day grind.
Having grown up reading the works of adventurers such as Jules Verne and Rudyard Kipling, I wasn’t short of inspiration. Boning up on railway fiction might help you prepare for 82 hours on the tracks, but as India flashes by the window, nothing prepares you for what lies inside: a journey that opens your eyes to ways of travelling and surviving the Great Indian Railways experience. Perhaps, a line by author Paul Theroux about the romance of travel comes close: “You go away for a long time and return a different person - you never come all the way back.”
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In 1881, the British set up a 65-km metre gauge line from Dibrugarh in north Assam to the Margherita Garden Estate, mainly for transportation of tea and coal. Today Dibrugarh, a bustling town on the Himalayan foothills, is the only non-Capital city in the country to have important trains such as the Rajdhani Express and Vivek Express originating from it.
Read: 10 top train songs
After braving a downpour, as we await the station master and train staff at the crew lobby, we chance upon an intriguing procedure:
Driver Mohammad Rahimuddin, 55, blows hard into an alcometer for a breathalyser test done to ensure drivers aren't tipsy when they guide the train. That done, he gets an update on the locomotive's load capacity, electrical output and power certification from the staff before he heads to the pilot's cabin.
"Most of the 22 coaches of the Vivek Express have been built in the integrated rail coach factory at Kapurthala and the rest at Perambur. A majority of passengers on the train are soldiers manning our borders since China is just 220 kilometres from Dibrugarh," station in-charge R. Bhattacharjee tells us over tea-bag chai and biscuits.

The flag-bearer: The guard is the lord of all he surveys. M Abubacker let the HT Brunch team travel with him in the brake van in the final stretch from Trivandrum to Kanyakumari.
Riding on hope
Author Bill Aitken, whose Branch Line to Eternity introduced readers to the romance of feeder railway lines, says spending four days on a slow, squalid train is worth it just for the great value for money it offers. "Travelling 4200 kilometres for peanuts must be the cheapest fare in the world anywhere?" he surmises.
Aitken isn't off the mark. The Vivek Express takes you across more than 600 stations, halting at 56 major destinations spread across eight states (see map) in two tier air-conditioned comfort for Rs 3475. The ticket for third AC is Rs 2305, the sleeper class Rs 925 and for the general class Rs 545.
The general compartment, where more than 200 people are crammed into a space fit for just 90, is where this economics is at play. Bodies dripping sweat, satchels welded to the arm and voices raised to holler at those stepping on their toes: the compartment begins to fill with workers and tea-pickers at Dibrugarh itself.
By the time the train reaches Tinsukiya in Assam, the closest station to Arunachal Pradesh, a catchment area for Kafkaesque contractors looking for cheap labour - it is spilling at the seams, and then, where it doesn't seem likely: Six workers invade the train loo, Occupy Wall Street style, and refuse to come out. After all, they too have a ticket to ride and no standing room.
"What can one do? The cheap fare is provided by contractors who take their cut. It isn't our job to check tickets here. That will be done by the flying squad," philosophises a moon-faced ticket inspector who refuses to divulge his name. Oblivious to the heat, grime and noise, clad in similar vests, flip flops and jeans, a group of youngsters is engrossed in a game of cards.
What drives these agricultural workers, who form the biblical salt of the earth, to seek employment thousands of kilometres away in Kerala and Tamil Nadu? Dilip Sonowal, 25, who boards the train along with eight others from Tinsukiya, has an answer: "Higher wages and assured employment through the year. The highest we can make in Assam is Rs 200 even if we work overtime. In Kerala, if we get an extra Rs 30 every additional hour, we can earn as much as Rs 350. Aur phir, videsh jaa kar kuch naya dekhenge." Travel, the ultimate teacher, did someone say? In the tradition of a Columbus and Robinson Crusoe, it is the feeling of being the first man in new terrain that has inspired Mangal Jyoti Chakma, 18, a tribal farmer from Arunachal Pradesh, to head for a rubber factory in Tamil Nadu's Kottayam district. No one in the last five generations of Chakmas has worked in a rubber plant. But the prospect doesn't daunt him. "I will learn and earn. When I go back home, it will be in air-conditioned," he declares, eyes gleaming, high on hope and youth.
The sisterhood: Sister Janet Baby, a teacher in Arunachal Pradesh’s Miao Diocese, says coming by train helped her mingle with other nuns (unlike the time she went by air)
Thoughts for food
As I settle my portly 85-kg frame into the lower berth, an old Indian Railways tagline: "To learn a thousand dialects, eat a thousand cuisines and meet a million people, you need just one berth," comes to mind and for a few moments, I let my mind wander. When one negotiates more than 4000 km on the longest train journey in India, one comes across mountains, rivers, backwaters and the sea. One unravels local tongues and makes friends with fellow-passengers even as one's tastebuds explode with a smattering of food flavours.
Food, yes, as usual, it manages to derail my train of thought! I make my way across my two-tier AC through the vestibule and decide to meet pantry manager Ramen Mahato.
He can't be serious! I blurt out aloud. The subject of my incredulity is Mahato's statement: "This is a cooking-free train. Aboard the Vivek Express, meals are prepared only for the staff, not travellers," he says triumphantly and I have visions of turning carnivorous. "What about ticket holders?" I ask in my best Hannibal Lecter voice. "Are we meant to go on a fast and die a slow death?" "For them, the service staff picks up meals. Lunch from Guwahati, dinner at Alipur Duar, breakfast at Durgapur and so on," says Mahato, making it sound like Breakfast at Tiffany's and my stomach rumbles in relief. It is another matter though, that the staple fare of rivers of watery dal running through mountains of rice and a squiggle of bright red chillie pickle is painting its own, unappetising landscape which would usher in insurgency in the belly, once we reach Delhi.
As we leave Lumdig in Assam and move towards Dimapur in Nagaland, the first lot of public pariahs - urchins, beggars and a group of eunuchs - makes an appearance. An arm-less beggar looks for alms, finds little success but goes through the vestibules from second AC to three-tier, to sleeper, to general, with a beatific smile. "Even the cops don't harass us. They know better. They just extracted Rs 200 from a fauji for having whisky from his consignment of canteen booze," the disabled beggar who goes by the name of Jishnu, tells me with a wink. "What's a couple of swigs of Mansion House whisky when the country has other important matters to discuss? Tell me, what about the Chinese incursion in Ladakh?" asks a Border Roads Force subedar, who refuses to give me his name, as he draws dark red curtains over the side berth and draws at his glass, before retiring for the night and unleashing a fusillade of snoring glory.
Read: 20 train sequences in films you will never forget
The insurgency-ravaged Seven Sisters of the North-East are home to a sizeable number of Army and paramilitary soldiers - mainly from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, the Assam Rifles, The Madras Regiment, BSF and CRPF - who hail from Southern India. Till the Vivek Express was launched, a soldier, say, from Kerala, stationed in Arunachal Pradesh, had to change trains at least four times to reach his destination. "Earlier, we spent close to six days going to our unit. From Trivandrum one took a train to Chennai. From here we reached Howrah two days later. The train in the evening which took us to Guwahati took one day and a night and from Guwahati to our post was another long, backbreaking journey," says BSF constable SK Nair, 30, stationed in Siliguri. "With a direct train, all that is a distant memory," adds Nair with a smile.
The two additional days he gets to spend with his family are worth their weight in gold biscuits from the Gulf, says Simon K.M. of Assam Rifles. The 54-year-old Havaldar, stationed in Arunachal Pradesh, is looking forward to catching up with his 24-year old son. "He has just got a job at the Pathanamthitta town collectorate," he says with palpable pride. "He has taken after me. He is six feet tall, you will see when he comes to pick me up at Chenganur," he adds. For his 22-year-old daughter, Simon, working with the Assam Rifles for more than 30 years, is taking along saplings of cacti grown in Nagaland, which bear colourful flowers in 13 resplendent hues. "Originally found in the north-east, it survives in Kerala beautifully. I had taken four saplings the last time I came home," adds the veteran soldier, who says he can't afford more than two chhutis a year (one in the summer and another at Christmas).
Freedom song: Avi Chishi and Vikali Sumi, students from Dimapur, Nagaland, are excited about their first holiday outside the North-East, in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu.
A trip by train from one end of the country to another is also special because it is microcosmic of the Indian way of life. Remember Yatra, Shyam Benegal's iconic series where Om Puri played the protagonist, which followed the route of the Himsagar Express, the longest train journey in India which connected Kashmir to Kanyakumari before Vivek Express was launched in 2011? On the Vivek Express, the role of the railways in uniting a multiplicity of people across diverse states permeates through strongly.
A seasoned passenger on the train, Beryl King, 24, could unwittingly become a brand ambassador for this brand of integration, railways-style. The polyglot 24-year-old montessori teacher, who boards the train in Dimapur, is headed to Ernakulam, where she goes to meet her aunt and extended family on her departed father's side, every six months. "The train is ideal for somebody like me who has family in the North-East as well as relatives down the Vindhyas. I am going from my mom's hometown in Dimapur to my late father's native place," she says. King's father, a highway engineer from Kerala, couldn't converse in anything but Malayalam and English when he was working in Nagaland. Her mother, for whom anything other than Nagamese (a mixture of Naga, Assamese and Hindi) was alien, didn't know English. "But love knows no language and they got married. Who knows where I'll find my soulmate - in Nagaland or Kerala?" wonders King, as she breaks into a grin and a giggle routine. That she can break the ice by breaking into fluent Malayalam as well as Nagamese, make her popular with many of her fellow travellers.
In the three-tier AC section, as Boney M's 'Hooray, hooray, it's a holi-holiday/What a world of fun for everyone, holi-holiday' blares from their smartphones, a nattily dressed Naga girl duo from Dimapur stands out with its exuberant disposition. "I am like, super-excited!" announces Avi Chishi, a 24-year-old student of theology, as she puts out the loudspeaker and gives her headphones to her friend Vikali Sumi, 22. "We hadn't ever ventured beyond Guwahati till yesterday. And today, here we are, headed to the tip of the subcontinent on a trip of a lifetime," says Sumi. "Inside the campus of Dimapur's New Life Bible College, we mostly listen to gospel musicians such as Paul Baloche and Max Locado. But on a holiday, we can choose to listen to classic rock," adds Sumi.
Sweet somethings: At Durgapur Junction in West Bengal, the first vendors of mishti doi make their appearance. It is the best dessert one can hope to feast on, on this journey.
Great Railways Bazaar
As the hilly terrain of Assam makes way for Bengal, rows and rows of thatched roof houses run alongside the rail track. The landscape becomes flatter and on the garishly painted walls of the rare concrete dwelling, advertisements for Amul Macho 'yeh to bahut toing hai' innerwear compete with Ultratech cement and railway employee union slogans in Bengali.
At Alipur Duar, the first station in Mamata country, the silence of the coach is broken by the high-pitched sales pitch of Rahul Das.
"Nothing less than Rs 10 for a cup," he bellows and manages to convince a few buyers. As the warm liquid breaks the lethargy of the evening, we quiz him on his revenue stream. "Between Alipur Duar and Rampur Haat (four stations) I will earn Rs 700 and then return home on another train," says Das.
It isn't exactly an incursion, but selling their wares on a moving train is a revenue model which thrives on Chinese imports. So, we have vendors at New Jalpaiguri, trying to peddle a smartphone for Rs 1200 and a Tab for Rs 8000, all Chinese-made. I settle for a Teng Peng multi-point charger with colourful sockets in fluorescent orange, yellow, pink and blue for Rs 100 and plug it into the power point provided in the coach for mobile charging. Soon, I am the most popular person on the train, with people from adjoining coaches, the pantry staff and even strangers from sleeper class approaching me with requests to charge their gadgets, many of them bearing the inscription: MADE IN CHINA.
Destiny’s child: Beryl King, 24, from Dimapur, is one of those rare passengers who has family in both Kerala as well as Nagaland. She says the train is an ideal choice for people like her
Riding with the loco pilots
Doi, doi, mishti doi. At Durgapur, the first vendors of sweetened curd bring that unmistakable Bengali touch to the platform. With a 30-minute stop for refuelling and change of engine from diesel to electric, the halt is ideal to make acquaintance with the charioteers of our train, one thinks. So, between the industrial town best known for its steel plant and Asansol, we request loco pilot RB Ram and his assistant Rajiv Kumar to allow us a peek into their cabin and they oblige.
Outside the drivers' cabin, truck after truck of coal extracted from the Raniganj coalfields just outside Durgapur, drives past. The undulating landscape is a maze of giant factories, tin sheds, lorry drivers and electrical wires. Inside, with the assurance of a pro, Ram is shouting instructions to his junior on impending railway signals.
Manning their console, with meters to check air flow, braking pressure and speed, needs knowledge of both the mechanical and electrical aspects of locomotive engineering, says Ram, 53, a native of Mughalsarai in Uttar Pradesh, who has made Asansol his home for the 20 years he has been with the Railways. "As you can see, we can't use mobile phones or take loo breaks. Other than that, the job isn't tough, not after having driven goods trains for close to 15 years," he says with a smile. "He is a good teacher, so the long hours don't bother me," says Ram's assistant Rajiv Kumar, 26. "The most enjoyable part of the trip is when we get the engine from Asansol to Durgapur, before it is attached to the train. We are the most crucial personnel on the train. So, we should get adequate rest to keep fresh," says Kumar.
Vijayawada Mystery
On the morning of the third day, we approach Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada junction, one of the busiest stations in southern India, which handles more than 320 trains every day. Apart from vendors selling piping fresh dosai, idlis and vadais, the eye goes to the vendors' fluorescent orange T-shirts that proclaim 'Beware of thieves' in English, Telugu and Hindi. Curiosity piqued and an Idly-Vada picked, one asks them why they are sporting the intriguing message.
"It's on the instructions of cops," is as forthcoming as the answers get. Befuddled, I look for the closest person in wearing khaki, pot belly and stick and quiz him on the same. The cop summons me and we begin walking in the direction of the train's last cabin. With about 2 minutes left for the train to leave I am nervous, when he points me to a hoarding and says: "Good officer, saar!" Opposite me is a giant hoarding like a split-screen TV discussion, replete with badly translated moral science lessons such as 'Lane Mein Jayiye Choron Se Bachiye' (join the queue to avoid thieves), 'Sona Mat Pahaniye' and 'Buddha Aadmiyon Se Madad Karo' (help the elderly), courtesy Dr M. Kantha Rao, SP, Railway Police, along with photographs of the 'good' officer demonstrating what he is preaching and his phone number.
The provocation: a spate of chain snatchings around Vijayawada. During this investigation, the train's electric horn begins to blare and one rushes to catch the moving locomotive, only to end up breathless in the pantry section!
Being confined for hours together in a common space brings out even the most introverted characters out of their shell and spontaneous friendships formed on trains are sometimes known to last lifetimes. Shyamoshree, 34 a homemaker from Dimapur, Nagaland, for instance, is travelling with her five-year -old daughter Ashtha to Kottayam to visit family friends. They met Ratna Ghosh and her six year old daughter Sayantika, natives of Dibrugarh, a few hours back on the train and have become great friends since. The two girls play antakshri, Atlas, watch games on Shyamoshree's laptop and transform themselves into announcers on the train's non-existent public address system every time it slows down at a station.
Windows 2013: A window view of the general compartment. It is meant for close to 90 people, but actually had more than 200.
Out Patients Department
As one takes leave of Andhra Pradesh towards Tamil Nadu, one notices a group of travellers preparing to de-board at Katpadi Junction, near the Christian Medical College, Vellore (CMC). Swarup Dutta, a 32-year-old telecom engineer from Dibrugarh is taking his father Subir Kumar Dutta, 60, a former National Assurance Company executive, for treatment of his lower-back. "The extent of personal care for patients there is much better than Assam. So one doesn't mind the travel," says Dutta Junior. Arati Sarkar, 59, a housewife from Assam, who is travelling with her daughter and granddaughter to CMC Vellore to get a gum infection treated, agrees. "It's a shame that the North-east which is home to 40 million people, almost equal to the population of England, doesn't have decent medical facilities," says Sarkar.
Then there was Nun
At Chengannur the Vivek Express turns into a ghost train. Most of the migrant workers have alighted. The general, sleeper and air-conditioned coaches are deserted and one does a recce to find out if there are any travellers left. It is here, in the two-tier compartment that the smiling countenance and sparkling eyes of Sister Janet Baby catch your attention. Almost hidden on a side berth, the 37-year-old assistant teacher in Arunachal Pradesh's Miao Diocese is viewing the lush green landscape from the window, as she prepares to reach home to her village in Trivandrum district. "This has been my first trip on this train and it was special. The last time we came by plane spending a steep Rs 20,000, I could never mingle with other sisters and fathers. From eating together, to recounting stories, to moving around and meeting other sisters on the Vijayawada platform, it can only be possible here. That is the biggest charm of a train journey," she says.
Guard's Own Country
On the fourth morning, in the final stretch of our sojourn after Trivendrum Central, through cajolement and coercion, we persuade Senior Guard M Abubacker to let us travel with him in the brake-van. It turns out to be the best part of our 82-hour journey. We are cruising through the backwaters, with the landscape a lush expanse of green, with swaying palms, the smell of the ocean nearby and the company of a raconteur.
We count four tunnels and three trains pass us by, as Abubacker Sahib, 57, opens his trunk (that has among other sundry supplies such as flags, maps, torches and rulebooks, a detonator) and heart to us.
The guard's cabin is a hallowed space. Unlike engine drivers (two of them confined to a small space), he is the lord of all he surveys. "Saar, I am like one-man army. I don't need assistants," says Abubacker as he goes on to explain how a guard may need to put a detonator on the tracks in case of a derailment to protect the train. When he joined the Railways 34 years back, the native of Alleppey, known for its powder beaches and backwaters, Abubacker served as a forge-man. He cleared an exam to become a guard and now, after marrying off both his daughters to 'suitable' boys in the Gulf, he has no points left to prove. Abubacker's sense of pride comes from a sense of finality: " After close to 12 guards have changed hands over 4200 kilometres, in the last stretch, for the final 80-odd kilometres from Trivandrum to Kanyakumari, a guard from Quilon division is guiding the Vivek Express, the longest train journey in the country. Personally, it is a matter of great honour, Sir!" The pride is infectious. Suddenly, even my photographer colleague and I are gripped by a sense of having achieved something. Great signal, guard sahib!
Vivekanand Rocks
On the fifth morning, at Kanyakumari, the final station, a few stragglers alight from the train, apart from the train staff. Beyond that is the sea. Kanyakumari at the Cape Comerin, is the Land's End of the country and believed to have multi-coloured sands. The sleepy township is revered for its Kanya Kumari Shrine and the Vivekananda Memorial, named after the Bengali philosopher, which becomes an island at high tide. The legend goes, that standing in the waters of Kanyakumari if one had three legs, one could plant them each in the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea. It is a logical conclusion for a journey where all Indian rivers of faith, creed, culture and languages finally submerge. The track stops here.
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Sep 02 2015 (10:27)  Reasons behind Sept 2 Bharat Bandh (zeenews.india.com)
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Essential services are likely to be impacted tomorrow with 10 central trade unions going ahead with one-day nationwide strike to protest against changes in labour laws.
These ten unions claim a combined membership of 15 crore workers in public as well as private sector enterprises including banks and insurance companies and they have decided to go ahead with the strike after their talks with a group of senior ministers earlier this month failed to yield desired results.
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leaders said the strike will affect the functioning of essential services like transport and supply of power, gas and oil, even as Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) claimed that power, oil and gas supplies will not be affected as a large number of public sector workers in these areas would not participate in the industrial action.
As many as 12 central trade unions had given this strike call over a 12-points charter of demands, including withdrawal of the proposed anti-worker amendments in labour laws and stopping the disinvestment and privatisation of PSUs.
Here is the list of demands:
PART-I
1. Urgent measures for containing price-rise through universalisation of public distribution system and banning speculative trade in commodity market.
2. Containing unemployment through concrete measures for employment generation.
3. Strict enforcement of all basic labour laws without any exception or exemption and stringent punitive measure for violation for labour laws.
4. Universal social security cover for all workers
5. Minimum wages of not less than Rs 15,000/- per month with provisions of indexation.
6. Assured enhanced pension not less than Rs. 3000/- P.M. for the entire working population.
7. Stoppage of disinvestment in Central/State PSUs.
8. Stoppage of contractorisation in permanent perennial work and payment of same wage and benefits for contract workers as regular workers for same and similar work.
9. Removal of all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund; increase the quantum of gratuity.
10. Compulsory registration of trade unions within a period of 45 days from the date of submitting applications; and immediate ratification of ILO Convention C 87 and C 98.
11. Against Labour Law Amendments
12. Against FDI in Railways, Insurance and Defence.
PART-II
1. Effect wage revision of the Central Government Employees from 01.01.2014 accepting memorandum of the staff side JCM; ensure 5-year wage revision in future; grant interim relief and merger of 100% of DA; Include Gramin Dak Sevaks within the ambit of 7th CPC. Settle all anomalies of 6th CPC.
2. No Privatisation, PPP or FDI in Railways, Defence Establishment and no corporatization of Postal services.
3. No ban on creation of new posts. Fill up all vacant posts.
4. Scrap PFRDA Act an re-introduce the defined benefit statutory pension scheme.
5. No outsourcing, contractrisation, privatization of governmental functions; withdraw the proposed move to close down the printing presses, the publications, form stores and stationery departments and medical stores Depots; regularize the existing daily-rated/casual and contract workers and absorption of trained apprentices.
6. Revive the JCM functioning at all level as an effective negotiating forum for settlement of the demands of the Central Government Employees.
7. Remove arbitrary ceiling on compassionate appointment.
8. No labour reforms which are inimical to the interest of the workers.
9. Remove the ceiling on payment on bonus
10. Ensure five promotions in the serve career.
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Sealdah Jammu HumSafar should get JRC Stoppage*^~   8928 blog posts   1 correct pred (33% accurate)
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Points related to the Indian Railways from this news article on today's All India Strike called by 10 Central Trade Unions (Probably Leftist backed):-
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2. No Privatisation, PPP or FDI in Railways, Defence Establishment and no corporatization of Postal services.
3. No ban on creation of new posts. Fill up all vacant posts.
5. No outsourcing, contractrisation, privatization of governmental functions; withdraw the proposed move to close down the printing presses, the publications, form stores and stationery departments and medical stores Depots; regularize the existing daily-rated/casual and contract workers and absorption of trained apprentices.
9. Remove the ceiling on payment on bonus
10. Ensure five promotions in the serve career.
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Some Bangla News Channels like Star Ananda were showing Rail Rokos at places like Durgapur Station by agitators today. The train at DGR was hauled by a WAP-4... I couldn't find any such video on the Internet :-(

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This strike is not like any other xyz strike. Remember this is called by the service trade union actively supported by all the govt employees. Basic demand is stop outsourcing, govt is treating Indian organization likr in the US & trying to implement privatization everywhere. Tell me what is the per capita income in US? Here a person with >32 Rs daily wage is believed to be above poverty level.
Apr 30 2015 (13:34)  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Renames 6 Townships In The State (www.huffingtonpost.in)
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KOLKATA — West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today renamed six townships in the state, officials said.
Of them, Siliguri will be known as Teesta, a major river in North Bengal, and Bolpur as 'Gitabitan', a popular compilation of songs of Rabindranath Tagore.
The twin industrial towns of Asansol-Durgapur will be known as 'Agnibina', a collection of poems by poet Kazi Najrul Islam.
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in Malda district has been rechristened as 'Mukta Tirtha' while Garia near this metropolis will become 'Uttam City', after the late matinee idol Uttam Kumar, the officials said.
Banerjee renamed Kalyani, the township in Nadia district developed during the time of Bidhan Chandra Roy's chief ministership, as 'Samriddhi'.
A seventh satellite township, 'Viswa-Bangla' will come up later near the Eastern Metropolitan By-pass in the city to house government employees, the officials said.
Banerjee had also renamed several stations in metro railway in the city when she was Railway Minister.

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Toh kya ab station ka naam bhi badlEga??

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Ya ho sakta hai.

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sare nahi badlenge par kuch ka badalna to tay hai
like the Bangalore city name has been changed TODAY
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Mar 11 2015 (07:53)  आसनसोल व दुर्गापुर में मोनो रेल की तैयारी (epaper.jagran.com)
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जागरण संवाददाता, कोलकाता : प. बंगाल शीघ्र ही विकास के क्षेत्र में एक और कदम बढ़ाने जा रहा है। कोलकाता, आसनसोल व दुर्गापुर समेत राज्य के कई बड़े शहरों में मोनो रेल चलाने की योजना बनाई गई है। इसके लिए राज्य के परिवहन सचिव ने मुंबई मेट्रोपॉलिटन रीजनल डवलपमेंट अथॉरिटी (एमएमआरडीए) के अधिकारियों के साथ बैठक कर चर्चा की। यदि सब कुछ ठीकठाक रहा तो शीघ्र ही मोनो रेल चलाने की योजना को अमलीजामा पहना दिया जाएगा। राज्य में जनसंख्या वृद्धि के साथ ही बढ़ती परिवहन समस्या और जाम से निजात दिलाने के लिए तृणमूल सरकार ने राज्य में मोनो रेल चलाने की योजना बनाई है। मुख्यमंत्री ममता बनर्जी की पहल पर राज्य के परिवहन सचिव अलापन बनर्जी ने मंगलवार को मुंबई मेट्रोपॉलिटन रीजनल डवलपमेंट अथॉरिटी के अधिकारियों के साथ बैठक की। इसमें मोनो रेल को चलाने के लिए विभिन्न बिंदुओं पर चर्चा की गई। शुरुआती दौर में मोनो रेल को...
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राजारहाट, न्यू टाउन से हावड़ा तथा सिलीगुड़ी, आसनसोल व दुर्गापुर में चलाने की योजना है। मोनो रेल को राज्य में परिवहन समस्या के चलते विकल्प के रूप में देखा जा रहा है। सूत्रों के अनुसार इस परियोजना को लेकर अगले माह में भी मुम्बई के अधिकारियों के साथ बैठक की जाएगी। यदि सब कुछ ठीकठाक रहा तो शीघ्र ही कोलकाता समेत राज्य के कई शहरों में मोनो रेल परियोजना को अमलीजामा पहना दिया जाएगा।

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that's a great news.... to ease the traffic

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Next year West Bengal me election hai sayad isliye... hone wala kuch nhi bas lalchane rhi hai
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