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KPD/Katpadi Junction (5 PFs)
காட்பாடி சந்திப்பு     काट्पाडी जंक्शन
[Vellore]

Track: Double Electric-Line

Type of Station: Junction
Number of Platforms: 5
Number of Halting Trains: 217
Number of Originating Trains: 7
Number of Terminating Trains: 7
Junction Point AJJ/PAK/VM/JTJ Ph No: 0416-2642628, NH-234, Chittor Hi-Road, Katpadi, Vellore 632007
State: Tamil Nadu
Elevation: 215 m above sea level
Zone: SR/Southern
Division: Chennai
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May 25 2017 (11:50)  Delay in arrival at Jolarpettai due to line Block (www.sr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Other NewsSR/Southern  -  IR Press Release  

News Entry# 303549     
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May 25 2017 (11:52)
Station Tag: Jolarpettai Junction/JTJ added by santhoshkmr678/292375

May 25 2017 (11:52)
Train Tag: West Coast SF Express/22637 added by santhoshkmr678/292375

Posted by: santhoshkmr678  1 news posts
Due to line block to facilitate engineering works between Gudiyattam – Melpatti in Katpadi – Jolarpettai section, the following changes will be made in the pattern of train services from 06thMay, 2017 to 14th June, 2017 except o­n Thursdays.
A.On 12th, 19th, 26th May, 2017 and 02nd & 09thJune, 2017 (Fridays)
Train No.22637 Chennai Central – Mangalore Central West Coast express will be regulated / delayed enroute at Valathoor for 15 minutes and will reach Jolarpettai late by 15 minutes.
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06th, 07th, 08th, 09th, 10th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th & 31st May, 2017 and 03rd, 04th, 05th, 06th, 07th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th & 14th June, 2017
Train No.22637 Chennai Central – Mangalore Central West Coast express will be regulated / delayed enroute at Gudiyattam for 45 minutes and dealt o­n wrong line from Gudiyattam to Valathoor.Consequently, the train will reach Jolarpettai late by 1 hour and 45 minutes
Dec 24 2016 (12:20)  Humsafar Express train passing through Chennai to be flagged off on Dec 25 (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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News Entry# 289524     
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Dec 24 2016 (12:25PM)
Station Tag: Katpadi Junction/KPD added by ßαηεяנεε™^~/665304

Dec 24 2016 (12:25PM)
Station Tag: Perambur/PER added by ßαηεяנεε™^~/665304

Dec 24 2016 (12:25PM)
Station Tag: Vijayawada Junction/BZA added by ßαηεяנεε™^~/665304

Dec 24 2016 (12:25PM)
Station Tag: Duvvada/DVD added by ßαηεяנεε™^~/665304

Dec 24 2016 (12:25PM)
Station Tag: Vizianagaram Junction/VZM added by ßαηεяנεε™^~/665304

Dec 24 2016 (12:25PM)
Station Tag: Brahmapur/BAM added by ßαηεяנεε™^~/665304

Dec 24 2016 (12:25PM)
Station Tag: Khurda Road Junction/KUR added by ßαηεяנεε™^~/665304

Dec 24 2016 (12:25PM)
Station Tag: Bhubaneswar/BBS added by ßαηεяנεε™^~/665304

Dec 24 2016 (12:25PM)
Station Tag: Cuttack Junction/CTC added by ßαηεяנεε™^~/665304

Dec 24 2016 (12:25PM)
Station Tag: Bhadrak/BHC added by ßαηεяנεε™^~/665304

Dec 24 2016 (12:25PM)
Station Tag: Kharagpur Junction/KGP added by ßαηεяנεε™^~/665304

Dec 24 2016 (12:25PM)
Station Tag: Howrah Junction/HWH added by ßαηεяנεε™^~/665304

Dec 24 2016 (12:25PM)
Station Tag: Rampurhat/RPH added by ßαηεяנεε™^~/665304

Dec 24 2016 (12:25PM)
Station Tag: Malda Town/MLDT added by ßαηεяנεε™^~/665304

Dec 24 2016 (12:25PM)
Station Tag: KishanGanj/KNE added by ßαηεяנεε™^~/665304

Dec 24 2016 (12:25PM)
Station Tag: New Jalpaiguri Junction/NJP added by ßαηεяנεε™^~/665304

Dec 24 2016 (12:25PM)
Station Tag: New Bongaigaon Junction/NBQ added by ßαηεяנεε™^~/665304

Dec 24 2016 (12:25PM)
Train Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. - Kamakhya Humsafar Express/12503 added by ßαηεяנεε™^~/665304

Dec 24 2016 (12:25PM)
Train Tag: Kamakhya - Bengaluru Cantt. Humsafar Express (Weekly)/12504 added by ßαηεяנεε™^~/665304

Posted by: Banerjee™^~  281 news posts
Hamsafar weekly express trains will run via Perambur in Chennai and Katpadi.
The inaugural special train will leave Kamakhya at 12.15pm on December 25. It will leave Perambur at 10:20am on December 27 and reach Bangalore Cantonment at 5pm on the same day.
It will stop at New Bongaigaon, New Jalpaiguri, Kishanganj, Malda Town, Rampur Hat, Howrah, Kharagpur, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Khurda Road, Brahmapur, Vizianagaram, Duvvada, Vijayawada, Perambur, Katpadi and Whitefield.
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regular service of Train No 12504 / 12503 Kamakhya - Bangalore Cantonment - Kamakhya Hamsafar weekly express trains will begin from Bangalore Cantonment on December 30, 2016.
The train will have 13 AC-3 tier coaches. The facilities would include CCTV cameras, fire and smoke detection systems and tea-coffee vending machines, officials said.
Southern Railway will get two more Humsafar Express trains -- Chennai-Ahmedabad and Tiruchirapalli- Sriganganagar trains.
Dec 03 2016 (08:29)  Yesvantpur - Vizag train has to run daily (www.eenadu.net)
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News Entry# 287514   Blog Entry# 2078894     
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Dec 03 2016 (8:32AM)
Station Tag: Visakhapatnam Junction/VSKP added by WAP7/1472033

Dec 03 2016 (8:32AM)
Station Tag: Duvvada/DVD added by WAP7/1472033

Dec 03 2016 (8:32AM)
Station Tag: Anakapalle/AKP added by WAP7/1472033

Dec 03 2016 (8:32AM)
Station Tag: Samalkot Junction/SLO added by WAP7/1472033

Dec 03 2016 (8:32AM)
Station Tag: Kakinada Town Junction/CCT added by WAP7/1472033

Dec 03 2016 (8:32AM)
Station Tag: Rajahmundry/RJY added by WAP7/1472033

Dec 03 2016 (8:32AM)
Station Tag: Vijayawada Junction/BZA added by WAP7/1472033

Dec 03 2016 (8:32AM)
Station Tag: Ongole/OGL added by WAP7/1472033

Dec 03 2016 (8:32AM)
Station Tag: Nellore/NLR added by WAP7/1472033

Dec 03 2016 (8:32AM)
Station Tag: Renigunta Junction/RU added by WAP7/1472033

Dec 03 2016 (8:32AM)
Station Tag: Katpadi Junction/KPD added by WAP7/1472033

Dec 03 2016 (8:32AM)
Station Tag: Jolarpettai Junction/JTJ added by WAP7/1472033

Dec 03 2016 (8:32AM)
Station Tag: Whitefield/WFD added by WAP7/1472033

Dec 03 2016 (8:32AM)
Station Tag: Banaswadi/BAND added by WAP7/1472033

Dec 03 2016 (8:32AM)
Station Tag: Krishnarajapuram/KJM added by WAP7/1472033

Dec 03 2016 (8:32AM)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by WAP7/1472033

Dec 03 2016 (8:29AM)
Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by WAP7/1472033

Dec 03 2016 (8:29AM)
Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by WAP7/1472033

Dec 03 2016 (8:29AM)
Train Tag: Yesvantpur - Visakhapatnam SpecialFare Special/06579 added by WAP7/1472033

Posted by: WAP7  12 news posts
ఈనాడు-అమరావతి:బెంగళూరు(యశ్వంత్‌పూర్‌)- విశాఖపట్నం మధ్య రెండు నెలల కిందట ప్రవేశపెట్టిన వీక్లీ ఎక్స్‌ప్రెస్‌ను రోజువారీ రైలుగా మార్చాలని కేంద్ర పట్టణాభివృద్ధి శాఖ మంత్రి ఎం.వెంకయ్యనాయుడు కోరారు. ఈ మేరకు రైల్వే మంత్రి సురేష్‌ప్రభుకు లేఖ రాశారు. దీనిపై రైల్వేబోర్డు, నైరుతి (సౌత్‌వెస్ట్రర్న్‌ జోన్‌) రైల్వే అధికారులు వెనువెంటనే స్పందించారు. బెంగళూరు నుంచి విశాఖపట్నం వరకు నడుపుతున్న వీక్లీ (స్పెషల్‌) ఎక్స్‌ప్రెస్‌ రైలుకు ప్రయాణికుల రద్దీ ఎక్కువగా ఉందని, దీని రెగ్యులర్‌ కోసం రైల్వే బోర్డుకు సిఫారసు చేయాలని కర్ణాటకలోని హుబ్బళ్లి కేంద్రంగా ఉన్న నైరుతి రైల్వేజోన్‌ నిర్ణయించింది. ఈ మేరకు బోర్డుకు సోమవారం నివేదించినట్లు విశ్వసనీయంగా తెలిసింది. ఈ ప్రత్యేక రైలు విషయంలో మొదటినుంచి ఆటంకాలు కల్పిస్తున్న ఈస్ట్‌కోస్ట్‌ రైల్వేజోన్‌.. విశాఖ నుంచి తిరుగు ప్రయాణంలో డైనమిక్‌ ఛార్జీలతో ప్రయాణికులపై భారం మోపుతోంది. విశాఖ నుంచి బెంగళూరుకు నిత్యం నాలుగు విమానాలు ఉండటం, ఇదే సమయంలో రైలు ప్రయాణికుల సమస్యలను గుర్తించిన వెంకయ్య బెంగళూరు-విశాఖ ప్రత్యేక రైలుపై స్పందించి ప్రతిరోజూ నడపాలని సురేష్‌ప్రభుకు లేఖ రాశారు.

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Dec 04 2016 (09:19)
AAA   369 blog posts
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Yes ..he is in touch with him even now

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B S Reddy~   175 blog posts
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aadu pradyule gaani.. nuv evado seppa anna;)

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Dec 04 2016 (13:58)
❤Cheesbali Lovez Devasena❤   530 blog posts   140 correct pred (93% accurate)
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Is he still around here? What is his name?

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❤Cheesbali Lovez Devasena❤   530 blog posts   140 correct pred (93% accurate)
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??

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Dec 04 2016 (16:05)
B S Reddy~   175 blog posts
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?? nee tatangam chustante chandragiri musgulo kailasagiri bhajana chestandave

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Dec 04 2016 (16:41)
❤Cheesbali Lovez Devasena❤   530 blog posts   140 correct pred (93% accurate)
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Na screen name artham ayi unte, ee question Adagavu 😝
Nov 05 2016 (10:30)  One Train Two Charges (www.eenadu.net)
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News Entry# 284848   Blog Entry# 2048879     
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Nov 05 2016 (10:33AM)
Station Tag: Visakhapatnam Junction/VSKP added by Mangalagiri/1364691

Nov 05 2016 (10:33AM)
Station Tag: Duvvada/DVD added by Mangalagiri/1364691

Nov 05 2016 (10:33AM)
Station Tag: Anakapalle/AKP added by Mangalagiri/1364691

Nov 05 2016 (10:33AM)
Station Tag: Kakinada Town Junction/CCT added by Mangalagiri/1364691

Nov 05 2016 (10:33AM)
Station Tag: Rajahmundry/RJY added by Mangalagiri/1364691

Nov 05 2016 (10:33AM)
Station Tag: Vijayawada Junction/BZA added by Mangalagiri/1364691

Nov 05 2016 (10:33AM)
Station Tag: Ongole/OGL added by Mangalagiri/1364691

Nov 05 2016 (10:33AM)
Station Tag: Nellore/NLR added by Mangalagiri/1364691

Nov 05 2016 (10:33AM)
Station Tag: Gudur Junction/GDR added by Mangalagiri/1364691

Nov 05 2016 (10:33AM)
Station Tag: Renigunta Junction/RU added by Mangalagiri/1364691

Nov 05 2016 (10:33AM)
Station Tag: Tirupati Main/TPTY added by Mangalagiri/1364691

Nov 05 2016 (10:33AM)
Station Tag: Katpadi Junction/KPD added by Mangalagiri/1364691

Nov 05 2016 (10:33AM)
Station Tag: Jolarpettai Junction/JTJ added by Mangalagiri/1364691

Nov 05 2016 (10:33AM)
Station Tag: Krishnarajapuram/KJM added by Mangalagiri/1364691

Nov 05 2016 (10:33AM)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by Mangalagiri/1364691

Nov 05 2016 (10:33AM)
Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by Mangalagiri/1364691

Nov 05 2016 (10:33AM)
Train Tag: Visakhapatnam - Yesvantpur Suvidha Special/82664 added by Mangalagiri/1364691

Nov 05 2016 (10:33AM)
Train Tag: Vishakapatnam - Yesvantpur Tatkal Fare Special/06580 added by Mangalagiri/1364691

Nov 05 2016 (10:33AM)
Train Tag: Yesvantpur - Visakhapatnam Tatkal Fare Special/06579 added by Mangalagiri/1364691

Posted by: Mangalagiri  7 news posts
ఈనాడు - అమరావతి: వారానికి ఒకసారి నడిచే బెంగళూరు-విశాఖపట్నం ఎక్స్‌ప్రెస్‌ పట్టాలు ఎక్కినా ప్రయాణికులకు మరో సమస్య వచ్చి పడింది. దేశంలో ఎక్కడా లేనివిధంగా ఈ రైలుకు రెండురకాల ఛార్జీల విధానం అమల్లోకి వచ్చింది. బెంగళూరు నుంచి విశాఖపట్నం వరకు తత్కాల్‌ ఛార్జీలు వసూలు చేస్తుండగా.. విశాఖపట్నం నుంచి బెంగళూరుకు డైనమిక్‌ (సువిధ రైలు)ఛార్జీలు అమల్లోకి వచ్చాయి. దీంతో తిరుగుప్రయాణంలో ప్రయాణికులు రెట్టింపు ఛార్జీలు చెల్లించాల్సి వస్తోంది. ఈ రైలును నడిపే విషయంలో తొలి నుంచి పేచీ పెడుతూ వచ్చిన తూర్పుకోస్తా (ఈస్ట్‌కోస్ట్‌) రైల్వే జోన్‌ ఆఖరి నిమిషంలో వెనక్కి తగ్గినట్టేతగ్గి ప్రయాణికులపై భారం మోపింది.
బెంగళూరు-విశాఖపట్నంల మధ్య రద్దీని దృష్టిలో పెట్టుకుని నైరుతి రైల్వే(సౌత్‌వెస్ట్రర్న్‌) చొరవ తీసుకుని వీక్లీ(వారానికి ఒక రోజు) ప్రత్యేక రైలు ప్రవేశపెట్టింది. రెండు, మూడునెలల తిరిగాక ప్రయాణికుల నుంచి డిమాండ్‌ను వివరిస్తూ రెగ్యులర్‌ రైలుగా బోర్డుకు ప్రతిపాదించాలని అనుకుంది. ప్రస్తుతానికి ఈ రైల్లో తత్కాల్‌ ఛార్జీలు వసూలు చేయాలని నిర్ణయించింది. ఇదే విషయాన్ని ఈ రైలు ప్రయాణించే మార్గంలోని ఇతర జోన్లకూ సమాచారం పంపింది. రెగ్యులర్‌ రైళ్ల కంటే తత్కాల్‌ రైల్వే ఛార్జీ విశాఖ వరకు
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స్లీపర్‌క్లాస్‌లో రూ. 110 అధికంగా ఉంటుంది. ఈ రైలు తిరుగుప్రయాణం మొదలయ్యే విశాఖపట్నం ఈస్ట్‌కోస్ట్‌ జోన్‌లో ఉంది. అక్కడి అధికారులు మాత్రం సువిధరైలుగా సాఫ్ట్‌వేర్‌లో నమోదుచేయించారు. దీంతో సమస్యగా మారింది.
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సువిధ రైళ్లలో విమాన టికెట్ల తరహాలో ఛార్జీలుంటాయి. టికెట్లు అయిపోయేకొద్ది ఛార్జీ పెరుగుతూ పోతుంటుంది. మొదటి తీసుకున్నవారికంటే ఆ తర్వాత, చివర్లో తీసుకున్నవారు 50 శాతం నుంచి 200 శాతం వరకు అదనంగా చెల్లించాల్సి ఉంటుంది. ఈ రైలుకు ఆదరణ లేదన్న అభిప్రాయం కల్పించడానికే తూర్పుకోస్తా జోన్‌ సువిధ రైలుగా మార్పించిందన్న ఆరోపణలు వ్యక్తం అవుతున్నాయి.
బెంగళూరు(యశ్వంత్‌పూర్‌)-విశాఖపట్నం ఎక్స్‌ప్రెస్‌ రెండువైపులా ఛార్జీల్ని పరిశీలిస్తే..
* బెంగళూరు నుంచి విశాఖకు స్లీపర్‌ క్లాస్‌ ఛార్జీ రూ. 625.
* ఇదే రైలు విశాఖ నుంచి బెంగళూరుకు స్లీపర్‌ టికెట్‌ రూ. 1,865.
* థర్డ్‌ఏసీలో విశాఖకు రూ. 1,685.
* విశాఖ నుంచి బెంగళూరుకు ఇదే రైల్లో రూ. 3,405.

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Nov 05 2016 (10:50)
Mangalagiri   340 blog posts
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ECoR is fooling AP people ..
TPTY-VSKP is 08574 (Tatkal Spl)
VSKP-TPTY is 82851 (Suvidha)

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Nov 05 2016 (12:33)
DD DISLODGED BBSKJM SLOT~   6154 blog posts
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82853 VSKP-VM Suvidha
08354 VM-VSKP spl Fare
Ecor is always different w.r.t VSKP.

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Nov 05 2016 (12:33)
SRG*^~   35617 blog posts   172142 correct pred (76% accurate)
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Although the adopting suvidha mode is bad, this concept isn't new having different fares either side as reported in the article.

Nov 05 2016 (12:35)
SRG*^~   35617 blog posts   172142 correct pred (76% accurate)
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Adi aakardaaka laagi pettadu chachinattu ekkutaaru ani....Kiri kiri pettakunda undadu ga.

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Nov 05 2016 (13:11)
Guest: 744cd12b   show all posts
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Telugu prajalakosam ecor chesina tyaganiki edena falitam😁😅 ? Vskp kosam one side tatkal fare pedite enduku tidutunaruvandaru😤😬, bbs kjm, sbp ypr both suvidha ne both sides mari deniki ok na, edi anyamm nenu opkonu 😯😇

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Nov 05 2016 (13:14)
SRG*^~   35617 blog posts   172142 correct pred (76% accurate)
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Anta sesindi , dagaraundi cheyinchindi nuvvenamaata dorikipoyavu donga...

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Nov 05 2016 (13:16)
Guest: 744cd12b   show all posts
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Haha endo me abimanam

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Nov 05 2016 (15:14)
MJ*^   8668 blog posts   11633 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Spl tatkal fare premium suvidha peruto janal jebulaku kosivesi dopidi chestu ila lootu chana darunam
Samanya exp chargi petti janalaku susaukaryam kalipite ide enta chaukuga untundi

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Nov 05 2016 (15:22)
SRG*^~   35617 blog posts   172142 correct pred (76% accurate)
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Normal exp fare pettaru annai ippudu...Spls nadichevi anni minimum tatkal fare toh untayi, antuke spl fare spl ani perlu untayi :)

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Nov 05 2016 (16:16)
pslkumar   333 blog posts
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MPs need to take this matter up with RM
Nov 01 2016 (08:36)  Welcome initiative by SWR (www.thehindu.com)
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Nov 01 2016 (8:36AM)
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Posted by: AAA  5 news posts
Thanks to the South Western Railway (SWR), the long-pending demand for introduction of an originating train from Vizag to Bengaluru was realised with the launch of the 06579 Yesvantapur-Visakhapatnam weekly special Tatkal express.
Though the East Coast Railway (ECoR) had failed to introduce a direct train to cater to the high demand for berths from Vizag to Bengaluru, it had taken over the special train, launched by the SWR in the past. After running it for sometime, it gave the most inconvenient timings, converted it into a Suvidha special with dynamic fare and finally did not renew it.
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software engineer from Bengaluru, Venky, says how popular the special Tatkal express is. “I had booked a bus ticket for Rs.2,500 to travel to Vizag for Deepavali and after seeing on Twitter that SWR was running a Tatkal Special, I cancelled my bus ticket and booked my ticket in the special train. By the time, I completed booking my ticket the availability position came down from 378 to 77 in just half-an-hour.”
“The train was delayed at the starting point itself in view of the late intimation to passengers. All the coaches were jam-packed within four hours after announcement of the train. The timings are very convenient not only to the people of Visakhapatnam but also to those from cities and towns in Andhra Pradesh.”
“During the course of interaction with fellow passengers, I came to know that many had cancelled their bus tickets and were travelling by this train. They all wanted that this train should be made a regular train. The next afternoon around 3.30 p.m., train reached Duvvada, from where the jurisdiction of ECoR starts.
“As SWR took up the mantle of the demands from Vizag, ECoR stopped this train several times and gave clearance to other trains, while our train was made to wait at the outer signal. Finally, our train reached PF no. 5 at 5 p.m. The disgusting acts of ECoR did not end there. They changed the ‘tatkal train’ to ‘Suvidha Special’ with dynamic fare in the return direction. While I paid Rs.650 (sleeper class) from Yesvantapur to Vizag, I found it was Rs.2,000 (sleeper class) in the return journey.”
“I feel that ECoR is playing all sorts of games to get this train cancelled on the plea that this train has no patronage. A new railway zone in AP with headquarters in Visakhapatnam is the only solution to end the injustice from ECoR,” says Venky.
The Railways do not seem to have learnt a lesson even after getting a spate of complaints on Twitter on the unclean coaches and other problems on trains originating/terminating in Visakhapatnam.
Barely a couple of weeks after passengers tweeted on untidy coaches in popular trains like Godavari and LTT express trains, a passenger who travelled by the S1 coach of Godavari express to Hyderabad on October 28, says there is no improvement in the situation.
“The wash basins, both in toilets and outside, were overflowing with water, barely a few hours after the train started from Vizag. One can imagine the plight of those who wish to wash their face or brush their teeth in the early hours,” says R.V. Koteswara Rao of Visakhapatnam.
“To add to our woes, there was no power in the toilets and there was no one to attend to the problems. Beggars were getting into the reserved coaches and travelling short distances and there was no one to check their entry,” he adds.

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Nov 07 2016 (14:35)
Venkat వెంకట్   3240 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
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North coastal andhra people very clear about the asking zone for VSKP. Even Srikakulam MP raised this issue of zonal HQ at vskp many times in parliament. Dont judge it by just new paper reports.
Who told if vizag gets train to delhi like Raj will not be useful for north andhra ?? It will stop at VZM, PVP if goes via Katni. Stops at SLO, RJY, EE, BZA if goes via WL. How come one train will help only originating station ??
Still many VSKP originating train have GNWL upto BZA.
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Most of the COA trains wont GNWL to BZA but vskp originating trains have. Even some machilipatnam train not having GNWL to bza.
If new zone comes PSA can be created as a Originating station with Pit lines which is not happening under ECoR.
Also Railway zone is not only for new trains, there are huge issues related to employs and region sentiments. I think North andhra region people can understand better what i am saying.
If south andhra people constantly ignore the issues of north andhra and hatred towards vizag develops it will create much bigger issues to AP state than SCR split.

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Nov 07 2016 (14:38)
Tabbys star and the Alien outpost~   2565 blog posts
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Thank you for presenting a clear picture of the situation. Let's rest the argument here.

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Nov 07 2016 (14:40)
Venkat వెంకట్   3240 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
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Hope you changed your mind about zone at Vizag as HQ , not a silly demand.

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Nov 07 2016 (15:22)
Tabbys star and the Alien outpost~   2565 blog posts
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I have never thought of it as a silly demand. I too was very keen about development of railway facilities in the VSKP, VZM, CHE and the rest of AP that is struggling under ECoR. Your arguments were very concise and informative and I shall try to convey the same idea to others in future. Thank you for that.
I was born and brought up in Kakinada and Vizag and have always closely followed railway developments in both areas. But only difference was that I always tried to argue in favor of a situation where Vizag region gets it's share of facilities while the rest of Andhra stays intact with SCR, under which it has
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done well. (To be honest, I favor the old 9 zone system and usually put up idealistic arguments about people learning to work together instead of just separating when there are problems. Don't pay attention to that rambling. :) )
However, don't misjudge me for saying this. Speaking only from a railway perspective, unlike the VSKP region, which has a strong reason to demand a separation from it's home zone, the rest of AP has no such extreme problems with SCR and has no reason to demand for a separate zone. So you cannot expect people from here to just start supporting a move to separate from SCR without getting a clear picture as to why such a move has become necessary or what difference it can bring to the concerned regions. At the outset, the new zone doesn't mean as much to the rest of AP as it means to the northern part. Only with a proper communication of the needs and necessities can we get a unanimous support for the idea. And random people demanding diversion of trains from CCT to VSKP here on IRI did not help the situation as far as my reactions here on IRI are concerned.
So, please understand that neither I nor any one else from AP are against VSKP region getting better railway infrastructure. But solely as an RF, I hope you can understand why RF's from the SCR region may not accept the idea of a new zone wholeheartedly as much as they would accept the idea of merging WAT with SCR.

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Nov 07 2016 (15:54)
Venkat వెంకట్   3240 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
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See my friend, Again i am saying dont see it as VSKP region issues alone. If that the case the VSKP region from where highest taxes are getting collected by state, spending more on Capital region at Guntur by state govt, what if people of vskp region people fights for not using our taxes some where ?? As a state we need to take care about issues of all region. If not another separate state movement will come.
I dont know how many scr RF will be there , but railway issues of Vizag region is all about 1 crs people. Its became one of the biggest issue of this region my years.
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again if vizag is part of AP railway it helps atleast 6-7 coastal not alone north coastal AP. Many trains to south can be started as it has more pit lines and also space for expansion. Diversion of CCT trains to VSKP not possible as CCT is terminal but extension of VSKP trains to CCT is possible.

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Nov 07 2016 (20:05)
Foamer~   1903 blog posts
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They do use it. I didn't ask for many trains to be run. But just one daily to KCG. Like a standard overnight train for that section, instead of a mix-up of bi-weeklies. Train on wednesday is missing currently.
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Yes connection to new capital and commercial capital VSKP in the route u mentioned is needed. I don't know why SWR is not allowing Kondaveedu to be made daily?

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Nov 07 2016 (20:08)
Guest: 744cc4ae   show all posts
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Kondaveedu wont help pak-dmm section.
Daily as of now not possible

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Nov 07 2016 (20:20)
Foamer~   1903 blog posts
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Hardly anyone in Rayalseema bothered for a new zone. Because they know better than to protest. The state split because coastal Andhra, Krishna, Godavari districts cornered all resources. Many in Rayalseema wanted 3 way split (after split was finalized), because they knew capital, revenue and other developments will all be cornered by those districts.
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One can compare Uttarandhra and Rayalseema as being short changed by all attention and development of coastal districts.
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Media keeps harping on VSKP issues because all their owners are from there.

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Nov 07 2016 (20:29)
Foamer~   1903 blog posts
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No for HUP, ATP region I was saying. That DMM-BZA train has no UR coaches at all, so this will help to some extent.

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Nov 07 2016 (20:37)
Guest: 3b0fc28b   show all posts
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Gen coaches will alloted to tri weekly in future days
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