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Yesterday (19:32)   16596/Panchaganga SF Express
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The train can be ran as KSR-Vasco panchaganga express. It really need to be extended. Needless to say it would be a connectivity not just for Bangalore people but also for chennai people if we could catch this by taking intercity or something. Vasco is also in SWR so this train could be extended easily
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Extension would deprive seats to Coastal KA Uttara Kannada & Udupi districts people. Coastal people have long fought to get train connection to its State Capital, Bengaluru.

Train is just 14 coaches due to technical limitations of Ghat crossing. So adding coaches is also ruled out & if done, they would need to change timetable which would result in late arrival at Blore. & also that would necessiate changing timings of other trains which get crossed in Ghats like 16511/12 Kannur Exp & 16585/86 Murudeshwar Exp. Already 16595/96 runs full & has
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very Good occupancy. So don't you think Extension might snatch seats from Udupi & Uttara Kannada Dist people ?

Vasco has daily connection to Blore via Hubli. If another connection between Vasco- Bengaluru is needed then they can plan extension of 16585/86 Murudeshwar Exp. & some sort of rake sharing with 17309/10 Vasco-Yesvantpur Exp if possible. Connecting to Chennai via Connection train can also be thought of.

Also SWR need to re-introduce that 17311/12 Vasco-Chennai weekly which is presently running only till Hubballi.

That Daily 17309/10 Vasco-Yesvantpur Exp. has odd arrival & Dep at Yesvantpur end. SWR should start caring for their own trains & provide better timings, so it can arrive bit earlier at Yesvantpur say atleast 8~8:40am & dep from Yesvantpur postponement by 2 hours, that can do lot of wanders.

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I am from Kumta, KA & regular observe this train. Demand is so much. Train almost gets fool at Kumta/Honnavar itself, remember there are still big towns like Udupi, Byndoor, Bhatkal, Kundapur, Murudeshwar, Surathkal ahead.

As per Railway rules, Originating station gets General Quota, they can't do away with it & give other quotas. The quotas you mentioned are applicable from Intermediate stations.
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Also there is cold war issue of revenue sharing between Zones. Train originating stations get higher revenue, followed by terminating zone. Intermediate/Passing zones get less.
When introduced in hurry burry, Train was running as UR Special between Karwar - Vasco - Karwar, as at that time there were new platforms at Madgaon works yet to complete. KR also gets some kind of revenue for Maintaining/Cleaning/Watering/Fuelling & other maintenance. If in any case it gets extended to Vasco, KR would lose that terminating revenue + other. So KR too reluctant to send to VSG,SWR.
Same holds true for Mangalore-Madgaon Passenger, Mangalore-Madgaon VB or the erstwhile Mangalore-Madgaon Intercity. They never extend it even if they is no single train from Vasco towards Mangalore or South.

On the other end, VSG, UBL Div, SWR is too reluctant to accept as they have loads of Freight running from or For Murmagao Harbour & have their all lines always blocked.

Fact - 15-20 years back, When Madgaon had just 3 platforms they would find it difficult to handle trains at Afternoon. As Mangalore passenger, Janshatabdi would have arrived similar time & had their reversals. So KR just extended Mangalore passenger to Verna, a small wayside station on their own Jurisdiction instead of popular Vasco town.

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The Already running UR Special between Karwar - Madgaon - Karwar has cause lot of damage to 16595/96 & affected permanent cancellation of another train too. Many do book online & travel till Karwar & changeover at Karwar. GS only 2 coaches, that gets full at Karwar +2 stations.

Like in every zones, there are some sections that are Neglected, Here too.
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sending it to Madgaon for watering/cleaning/fueling, Stabling., But they can't built One Stabling line at Karwar. Karwar had Watering facility, but that is abandoned long ago. One Stabling or platform line is need of hour at Karwar, as also Daily Night MEMU is stabled + 3 days a week 16515/16 Intercity + Once/twice a month Freight unloading.

On similar distance from Madgaon towards North, at Sawantwadi Road, 11003/04 Tutari Exp terminates, they constructed stabling line long ago for that & few years back constructed full fledged platform + watering facility + Another loop line too. Such is state of politics.

Sawantwadi Road is pen ultimate station of MH towards Goa, similar like Karwar of KA, towards Goa.

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Yesterday (20:31)   06546/Vijayapura - Yesvantpur Special Fare Special | BJP/Vijayapura (Bijapur) (3 PFs)
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Time to make Regular & Permanent, instead of frequent extensions as Special.
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Jun 11 (19:54)   12620/Matsyagandha Express (PT) | KT/Kumta (2 PFs)
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Heavy Monsoon Coastal Downpour Loading!

12620 Matsyagandha arriving Kumta, ASN WAG9, Konkan Railways.

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Jun 08 (19:01)   12620/Matsyagandha Express (PT) | KT/Kumta (2 PFs)
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BZA WAG5E - Mumbai bound 12620 Matsyagandha Express - Kumta, KA - Konkan Railways. Bright & Beautiful Monsoon Day.

Date: 20-Aug-2023.

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Jun 05 (20:13)   KT/Kumta (2 PFs)
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South Bound Container Freight - Golden Rock Double WDG4's - Kumta, KA - Konkan Railways.

Date: 23-Aug-2022.

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