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Feb 12 2017 (21:08)   14257/Kashi Vishwanath Express

bibhu~   796 blog posts
Entry# 2161894            Tags   Past Edits
Kashi Vishwanath Passing through Lush green wheat Fields with Tkd wdp4
General Travel
Feb 02 2017 (11:46)   22408/Anand Vihar Terminal - Varanasi Garib Rath Express

bibhu~   796 blog posts
Entry# 2148785            Tags   Past Edits
Easy crusising of varanasi garib rath with LKO wdm3a at chander nagar
Departure: Today @ 22:15
12802/Purushottam SF Express (PT)
Trip# 102271    Traveller: Abhishek Kumar©~    Linked PNR Entry# 2132307
Class: Sleeper - SL
From: NDLS/New Delhi
To: TATA/Tatanagar Junction
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Today (00:17)
Abhishek Kumar©~   9886 blog posts   4063 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2132307-15            Tags   Past Edits
Restless nahi ho raha Naya Sim liya hai na maine Airtel ka Isiliye Network Check kar raha tha.

Today (00:19)
WELCOME JBP ET OHE OMG 😲 AGAIN~   10434 blog posts   14 correct pred (46% accurate)
Re# 2132307-16            Tags   Past Edits
Idea ki lna thi

Today (00:20)
Abhishek Kumar©~   9886 blog posts   4063 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2132307-17            Tags   Past Edits
Idea nahi bhai 😂

Today (00:22)
WELCOME JBP ET OHE OMG 😲 AGAIN~   10434 blog posts   14 correct pred (46% accurate)
Re# 2132307-18            Tags   Past Edits
Idea best h
Hme avi 243 m 3 gb data aur ftt mla

Today (00:47)
Abhishek Kumar©~   9886 blog posts   4063 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2132307-19            Tags   Past Edits
Sahi hai.
General Travel
Today (00:01)   12452/Shram Shakti Express | NDLS/New Delhi (16 PFs)

Prakhar*^~   4166 blog posts   412 correct pred (82% accurate)
Entry# 2171184            Tags   Past Edits
RSA'd 12452 Shram Shakti Friday departure.
Aaj 12451 mei poore train RSA dibbe thae.

Today (00:45)
IR no more Safe^~   18650 blog posts   93804 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2171184-1            Tags   Past Edits
ye coach board to NCR ka hi hai.
half red half green.
par puri rake NR ki hai ?
Info Update
Feb 17 2017 (10:18)   12402/Magadh Express (PT)

Magadh Express NDLS IPR~   5642 blog posts   637 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 2167733            Tags   Past Edits
Magadh rake sharing with Shram Shakti?
Rake sharing toh nahi, mujhe lag raha - H1 coach sharing hoga, as CC of both the trains are quite different :)

11 posts - Fri Feb 17, 2017

2 posts - Sat Feb 18, 2017

Feb 18 2017 (21:39)
Vishal Kumar~   675 blog posts   793 correct pred (79% accurate)
Re# 2167733-14            Tags   Past Edits
yes ye PNR bahot kuch keh raha hai

Yesterday (08:37)
Magadh Express NDLS IPR~   5642 blog posts   637 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2167733-15            Tags   Past Edits
My Guess - 12401 ka RSA with 12452 karke, is train ka base change kar diya jayega CNB.
Magadh will be not NR train then :D It will be NCR based train :)

Yesterday (08:38)
Magadh Express NDLS IPR~   5642 blog posts   637 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2167733-16            Tags   Past Edits
aisa karne se - 12401 ko automatically ALD division priority pe chalayega kyunki 12452 ko right time departure mil sake NDLS se.
NDLS pe iska secondary maintenance hoga aur CNB base pe primary maintenance :D

Today (00:05)
Prakhar*^~   4166 blog posts   412 correct pred (82% accurate)
Re# 2167733-17            Tags   Past Edits
Destination board typical NR type hai. Just departed from CNB.

Today (00:20)
Prakhar*^~   4166 blog posts   412 correct pred (82% accurate)
Re# 2167733-18            Tags   Past Edits
It wud b more preferred if 12401/02 ka 12428/27 se RSA karte.
12401/02 ka terminal change karna padta bas.
CC bhi matching tha.
General Travel
Feb 02 2017 (01:52)   12581/Manduadih - New Delhi SF Express

Vinayak Todi railfan since born   100 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2148492            Tags   Past Edits
Duplicate Shiv Ganga Express which named az Manduadih New Delhi Super-fast Express.
Have a look, like and subscribe me for more videos....!!!
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Commentary/Human Interest
Yesterday (19:39)   Indian Railways: New Delhi railway station set to get world class makeover through South Korean Railways

rdb*^   125905 news posts
Entry# 2171156   News Entry# 294294         Tags   Past Edits
South Korea has come forward to redevelop the New Delhi railway station, one of the busiest terminals in the country, as a world-class facility. Catering to more than five lakh passengers in a day, the station will be converted into a swanky complex at an estimated cost of Rs 10,000 crore, offering best facilities and shopping experience to travellers, according to an ambitious plan unveiled by the railways. Besides the multi-storey station building with separate sections for departures and arrivals, there is a provision for three skyscrapers for commercial use at the Ajmeri Gate side of the station which handles 361 trains a day.
South Korean Railways has shown keenness for the redevelopment of New Delhi station, said a senior Railway Ministry
official. The railways has explored the possibility of redeveloping the station leveraging commercial development of vacant land and air space in and around the station and has submitted a detailed plan with a possible layout to South Korean Railways. The architectural plan was elaborately drawn up with approach and exit routes, keeping the heavy traffic movement near the station at Connaught Place, the official said.
While passengers waiting for trains will have adequate space on the first floor of the station, those disembarking will go out of the station through platforms on the ground level. The second floor will house offices, as per the plan.If everything goes accordingly, there will be a joint inspection of New Delhi station with South Korean team soon.
These redeveloped station would have digital signage, escalators and elevators, automatic self-ticketing counters, executive lounges and many other facilities for passengers.
The redevelopment of New Delhi station is part of Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu’s emphasis on attracting substantial revenue through redevelopment of 400 stations with private participation.
The railways has recently launched the first phase of the ambitious station redevelopment project for 23 junctions.

7 posts - Yesterday

4 posts - Today

Today (00:06)
WELCOME JBP ET OHE OMG 😲 AGAIN~   10434 blog posts   14 correct pred (46% accurate)
Re# 2171156-12            Tags   Past Edits
Jb sare engineer desh m rh k railway ki job le lnge to apan kha jynge jnk pas na to itna pasa h k iit kre aur na h itna degree wla gyan 😳😳

Today (00:17)
IRI need to be strict against wrong stampers~   650 blog posts
Re# 2171156-13            Tags   Past Edits
Aap apne is comment ko dubara padiye apki samasya ka samadhan apke isi comment me hai...

Today (00:18)
WELCOME JBP ET OHE OMG 😲 AGAIN~   10434 blog posts   14 correct pred (46% accurate)
Re# 2171156-14            Tags   Past Edits
Hm smjhe nhi
Itna pdhe lkhe nhi h na

Today (00:27)
DBG JN Loves BSK 🤘~   1152 blog posts
Re# 2171156-15            Tags   Past Edits
Just Look At That Rubbish "World Class" Development....They Are Willing To Invest 1000 Crores Rupees Just To Develop Stations As "World Class" By Constructing Malls,Shopping Complex In Station Premises!
Would It Do Any Good To Migrants Who Commute To Richer States Just To Feed Their Family? A Big No
Would It Do Any Good To Poor? "No"
Would It Do Any Good To Middle
Class? No
Richer Class Are Gradually Moving Towards Air Travel And They Won't Ever Give A Damn To Railway Stations Or Whatever Happens There Or Whatsover!
What Do They Wanna Show...Numerous Amount Of Important Projects In Remote Areas Of This Country Are Craving For The Allocation Of Funds So That They Can Get A Good Connectivity To The Metros!
But Nope,They Won't Give A Damn There Coz It Won't Be Benificial For Their Political Benifits!
Every Single Installment Of Fund Means A Ray Of Hope For Them But All Gets Pending Due To The Implementation Of Fund In These Kinda Weird Plans!
Your Last Line Just Simply Sums Up This Current Gov.
"A Gov Of Hubris & Misplaced Priorities"

Today (00:43)
A good day ahead~   2297 blog posts
Re# 2171156-16            Tags   Past Edits
The problem lies with the way IIT's are projected when students are taking coaching. Up until a couple of decades ago, they were projected as premier institutes for the intellectual cream of the country ( and they were too, mostly). Now this cream naturally ended up with lucrative jobs and packages and in the current generation this has been projected as the main selling point of IIT's by the despicable coaching institutions.
But once the student slogs it out for 2 years or more, particularly if you are from one of the several coaching institutions ( referred to as factories by professors) in AP or Kota, and the student enters IIT, they see that it's not all rosy. There
are no 1 crore per year packages or companies lining up to take them in. The only department meeting such inflated price tags is the Computer science department, and most of the buyers being MNC's from the US. So, the next step? Do a Masters in Computer Science, end up in Silicon valley, getting 100 grand a year.
The root of the problem? Very few engineers in the present generation take pride in the impact of their work on the society. They are simply not taught to think on those lines right from school. If that is not tackled, engineers will continue jumping to other countries only looking for how much their job is paying them. :(
Departure: Yesterday @ 20:35
12863/Howrah - Yesvantpur SF Express (PT)
Trip# 102170    Traveller: debarathi mandal    Linked PNR Entry# 2130563
Class: Sleeper - SL
From: HWH/Howrah Junction
To: KJM/Krishnarajapuram
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Yesterday (22:13)
debarathi mandal   4159 blog posts   9723 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 2130563-17            Tags   Past Edits
No SER marking....

Yesterday (22:13)
IR no more Safe^~   18650 blog posts   93804 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2130563-18            Tags   Past Edits

Yesterday (22:15)
debarathi mandal   4159 blog posts   9723 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 2130563-19            Tags   Past Edits
JPR/Jakpur 4 km<-->2 km KGP/Kharagpur Junction: on time

Yesterday (23:28)
debarathi mandal   4159 blog posts   9723 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 2130563-20            Tags   Past Edits
at RGT/Rajghat Halt: 3m late

Yesterday (23:31)
MTM missile is now superfast~   1947 blog posts   206 correct pred (94% accurate)
Re# 2130563-21            Tags   Past Edits
Happy journey DM. Aaj kal thumare msgs kam ho gaye group mein?? Keep giving updates.
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Commentary/Human Interest
Yesterday (19:49)   Railways’ operating ratio touches a record 109% in April-December

rdb*^   125905 news posts
Entry# 2171079   News Entry# 294301         Tags   Past Edits
New Delhi: How much does Indian Railways spend to earn every Rs100 it does in revenue?
In the nine months to December, the national transporter ran up a record-high operating ratio of 109%, meaning it spent Rs109 to generate Rs100, reflecting the competition it is facing from airlines and road transport to carry people and freight.
Operating ratio is a gauge of operational efficiency that measures expenses as a proportion of revenue.
minister Arun Jaitley did not mention this key indicator of Indian Railways’ performance in the speech he made when on 1 February he presented the first general budget in 93 years that incorporated the railways budget.
To be sure, this critical parameter found mention in the 2017-18 budget’s expenditure profile. The revised estimate for Indian Railways’ operating ratio in 2016-17 is 94.9% and 94.6% is the estimate for 2017-18.
“As of now the operating ratio is around 109% but we are hopeful to close it at around 94-95% in financial year 2016-17 where our budget target was 92%,” a senior railway ministry official said on condition of anonymity.
In 2015-16, the operating ratio around the end of November was 96%, but the railways managed to lower it to 92% before closing its books for that fiscal year.
For a railway operator, an operating ratio of 80 or lower is considered desirable.
The disappointing performance is being attributed to the burden of the Seventh Pay Commission’s pay hike recommendations and a fall in demand for coal freight.
“You need to look at things holistically. There are political decisions of not increasing passenger fares, ministries like defence, women and child, etc are not ready to share the subsidy burden given to their beneficiaries; and decreasing freights—all these have brought Indian Railways to this stature,” the official cited above said.
Another government official, who also did not wish to be identified, confirmed that the railways’ operating ratio for the year till 31 December was around 109%. “There are legacy issues which can’t be wished away,” the official added.
A railway ministry spokesperson, in an emailed response said, “The Indian Railways’ resource position has shown a downtrend during 2016-17 primarily due to drop in loading of coal, which constitutes around 50% of the freight loading, in the first six months of the fiscal, along with drop in the lead. The year also saw rise in revenue expenditure due to implementation of the 7th CPC (central pay commission) on pay and pension and increase in prices of HSD (high speed diesel) oil.”
“Since the provision of earnings and expenditure is not uniform in every month/quarter, the provision of Operating Ratio (OR) is assessed on an annual basis at the time of Budget Estimates, Revised Estimates (RE) and in Actuals after the end of financial year,” the spokesperson added.
Indian Railways’ operating ratio has stayed above 90% for the last few years. In 2014-15, the budgeted operating ratio was 92.5%, against which railways was able to achieve 91.3%. In 2015-16, the operating ratio was 90.5% due to savings of Rs8,720 crore.
“Nevertheless noticing the downtrend, a number of measures have been taken to improve the position both on the earnings front as well as to control expenditure. The likely outcome of the measures contemplated has been kept in view while finalizing the RE 2016-17 where the operating ratio is estimated at 94.9%,” the railway ministry spokesperson added.
Rating agency Crisil Ltd paints an optimistic scenario for Indian Railways in a recent research report. As per the report, the railways’ operating ratio will improve to 89-90% by 2021, once its investments start showing results.
“Railways incidentally is facing a lot of challenges not only in terms of its operating ratios but also in terms of the competition that it faces from the road sector. So, the important thing would be how do you modernize the infrastructure in the railways, how do you improve the management of the railways, how do you bring about more transparency in their accounting system,” finance secretary Ashok Lavasa at The Verdict, a conference organized by Mint and CNBC-TV18 on budget 2017.
Former railway board chairman Arunendra Kumar said typically operating ratio improves in the last quarter of a financial year.
“The last three months of the fiscal are crucial and it’s time when freight picks up pace again,” Kumar said.
In budget 2017, Jaitley made a record allocation of Rs1.3 trillion for Indian Railways, with a gross budgetary support of Rs55,000 crore.

5 posts - Yesterday

2 posts - Today

Today (00:19)
So Paddy Got Up~   2696 blog posts   1236 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2171079-8            Tags   Past Edits
jai ho HVDC maiyya ki :P
but seriously, that is a rather bleak scenario; this however was bound to happen, they have got dependent far, far too much on one single source. without diversification they were bound to hit such dead ends. How long is IR going to depend on Coal and fertilizers for its bread and butter?

Today (00:30)
A good day ahead~   2297 blog posts
Re# 2171079-9            Tags   Past Edits
I am questioning my love for DC now. I like railways much more than that. :)
True, this is a rather bleak scenario. Moreover, there is no scope for a quick turnaround. With coal as the main driving factor, most of the other segments have been severely neglected for several decades, letting the road and air sector gain a foot-hold in alternative cargoes. Now, even if IR turns to other freight segments, it will be a slug-fest taking several years for them to gain a decent fraction of the total traffic. This is further compounded by the decrease in revenues from Coal, which would have been the main source of investment for the other projects.
The ideas that were being floated around a couple of months ago, like renting out railway station premises to weddings and events, advertising trains with sponsor names etc, while looking comic and sometimes down-right ridiculous, are much-required now for the non-traffic revenue to increase and compensate for the (hopefully) short-term decrease in traffic related revenue.
All is not lost however. Several reforms have been put up last year reducing freight loading charges in ports and access charges, which would encourage port-dependent traffic to switch to the railways. This would probably take another couple of years to show any substantial effect, but hopefully it should work in the way the report in the original post expects - showing impact by 2021.

Today (00:31)
DhnEcr~   4422 blog posts
Re# 2171079-10            Tags   Past Edits
Great articles shared by u, wonder if all were posted in news or not as each would be good read and review thing. Now coming to finances Railways did miss a trick by attacking the profitable business of 3A,2A by surge pricing as its users being more affluent were also more informed. Airlines used this opportunity and some section especially del-mum saw flights going more cheap. Now for freights dont know much on rationalization but with DFC we should sre more of dynami freight size trains. Raileays needs to invest in Logistics department. Get a new website some attractive offers to invite packers and movers type stuff of raw materials and finished goods. Two way route utilization is also needed, it coal loaded wagons go up they should not return empty in return. We still have instances of severe price hike or fall like pulses issue. With good logistics such issues...
can be avoided.

Today (00:33)
©The Dark Lord™~   4798 blog posts
Re# 2171079-11            Tags   Past Edits
In coming years, Railways will witness a lot more decrements in freight haulage bcoz of these reasons--->
*High capacity trucks carrying goods door-to-door proving to be a better transportation option than Railways.
*More and more pit-based power stations will come up—rail haulage of coal over long distances will diminish. *Petroleum products traffic will further dwindle as no. of pipelines connect refineries will increase.
Electricity production from Non-conventional source of energy and increase in Number of nuclear power plants.
*Growing Importance of Inland Water ways under this current govt.
So what other alternatives does Railways has to tackle with all these issues and remain existent in future too. Few Points that I would like to suggest- 1) Railway can never become an alternative to Airlines in terms of speed & comfort so only thing which can provide it an upper hand is less Ticket fare+Punctual Running of trains. So it stop Compensating loss from other classes by increasing AC fares and bcoz of which the profitable class passengers are migrating towards other means of transportation.
2) Take some Bold decisions and increase the fare of loss making segments, Appeasement and reform can't go hand in hand. Either the Rail Minister can take populist decisions or Pro-reformist decisions, both thing can't happen simultaneously.
3) Bring the freight tariffs down to the level of Road Transportation.
4)More dependence of technology rather than recruiting more and more staffs.

Today (00:40)
So Paddy Got Up~   2696 blog posts   1236 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2171079-12            Tags   Past Edits
thou shalt not question thy love for HVDC, or for Thyristors :P
what you mentioned in your third para is the same purpose for which non tarrif revenue department was setup, but difficult to say how much they can contribute (target is to have 15% revenue to come from there, which frankly is a tall order)
agree with you though, this is gonna be a long, long process requiring years to be noticeable. hopefully, sagarmala project will help bring some additional revenue too in future with lines like chiplun-karad, roha-dighi etc
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Today (00:36)
Anshul Vipat~   7926 blog posts   1878 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2171057-1            Tags   Past Edits
HOG BRC WAP-7I #30507 with my 12228 INDB-BCT Duranto from UJN. 😍
My coach is 16 made half coach is empty. Arrived 00:17/00:24

Today (00:36)
Anshul Vipat~   7926 blog posts   1878 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2171057-2            Tags   Past Edits
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