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General Travel
May 03 2017 (20:19)  

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

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

Aug 10 2016 (08:42)
Jaι внaraт Jananιya тanυjaтнe*^~   5786 blog posts   637 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 1957083-1            Tags   Past Edits
Peak season fare n lean season fare.

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

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

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

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SCR to Introduce Kakinada Port-Mumbai LTT -Kakinada Port Bi-Weekly Express
As announced in the Railway Budget 2013-2014, Train No. 17221/17222 Kakinada Port- Mumbai LTT -Kakinada Port Bi-weekly Express will be flagged off by Shri. M. M. Pallam Raju, Hon’ble Union Minister of Human Resource Development at Kakinada Port Railway Station o­n 3rd February, 2014 (Monday).

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

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

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

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

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Feb 01 2014 (16:59)
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its going via nalgonda not nandyal

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

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

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