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General Travel
Yesterday (10:06)  

लग जा गले कि फिर ये हसीन रात हो न हो Best song   447 blog posts   2021 correct pred (91% accurate)
Entry# 2215746            Tags   Past Edits
Ranchi to kharagpur
2 options :-
1. 18628 ranchi howrah intercity via DHN, ASN + Any train from howrah
2. Hatia Kharagpur passenger via PRR, ADRA
Which route is more scenic and beautiful?

4 posts - Yesterday

Yesterday (12:51)
Ideologies Matters More~   313 blog posts
Re# 2215746-5            Tags   Past Edits
Purulia-Adra route is way better in that case. You can get very light glance of Ajodha hills few miles before entering the city of Purulia. Joychandi Pahar can easily be viewed before entering Adra. Starting from Tulin, the whole route is very green and scenic. And yeah, I forgot about Adra, Bishnupur forest reserved areas. Bengali people or regular travellers on that route can describe you better.

Yesterday (12:57)
Pran Pratim Ghosh   20336 blog posts   94999 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2215746-6            Tags   Past Edits
take Kriya Yoga if overnight night travel else KGP pass.

Yesterday (13:14)
लग जा गले कि फिर ये हसीन रात हो न हो Best song   447 blog posts   2021 correct pred (91% accurate)
Re# 2215746-7            Tags   Past Edits
Hav to depart ranchi in morning, so most probably will take HTE-KGP pass ( first time via this route).

Today (02:54)
GoldPacific   248 blog posts   91 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 2215746-8            Tags   Past Edits
Ranchi to Muri is very beautiful, so both trains will take that route anyways. Beyond that there is nothing out of the ordinary. Bokaro - Dhanbad section is very dull and and very less vegetation. However if you like rustic/mines then you may like that section too.

Today (03:07)
GoldPacific   248 blog posts   91 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 2215746-9            Tags   Past Edits
Most of the routes in Jharkhand are scenic from many angles.. Be it moutains / hills / rivers/ streams etc ... If you want to really see ugly routes, travel between Jhajha - Patna - Chhapra
Travel Question
Feb 09 2017 (16:37)   12877/Ranchi - New Delhi Garib Rath Express | NDLS/New Delhi (16 PFs)

Abhishek Jaiswal*^~   45242 blog posts   18375 correct pred (70% accurate)
Entry# 2157384            Tags   Past Edits
How is the puntuality at NDLS? Expect before 12pm arrival?

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Today (03:06)
Lucas hood   1 blog posts   18 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2157384-13            Tags   Past Edits
Depends on it departing Mgs and Ald and then reaching cnb. If it departs ald before 4, it generally reaches cnb before 6 and it leads cnb shatabdi. could get late b/w garhwa and nabinagar for mgs. son nagar junction is another slowing point. Its margin of error is almost zero to lead cnb shatabdi from kanpur.
★  General Travel
Yesterday (21:17)   PNBE/Patna Junction (10 PFs)

©The Dark Lord™~   5898 blog posts
Entry# 2216468            Tags   Past Edits
1 compliments
U may start but not via MGS-ALD-CNB
1 Humsafar should be started between PNBE and NDLS, looking at the success and occupancy of Patna Rajdhani, no one could deny that It would become one the most successful train of this category as well as of this route. What's your take?

40 posts - Yesterday

Yesterday (22:26)
Trains At A Glance   183 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2216468-42            Tags   Past Edits
Difference dekh lijiye sir ..
Ek rajdhani hai ..Patna sey Jo top priority train hain ..
Ek superfast hai Jo 130 par chalkar sbsey high priority milti hai....
Phir ek humsafar bhi aayegi
..Jo baaki sbsey high priority hogi.....
Kayi rail ministers aaye aur gaye ..BT Patna key trains kaa run waisaa hi raha hai....

Yesterday (22:27)
©The Dark Lord™~   5898 blog posts
Re# 2216468-43            Tags   Past Edits
Chale to aur accha hai, Logo ko bhi fayda hoga or Railway ko bhi per trip lakho ka fayda hoga, win-win situation for both.

Yesterday (22:31)
©The Dark Lord™~   5898 blog posts
Re# 2216468-44            Tags   Past Edits
Kuch log ground reality nahi jaante hai bhai, sab kuch generalize ker dete hai.

Yesterday (22:36)
Sachin Sinha   103 blog posts
Re# 2216468-45            Tags   Past Edits
Kuch logon ke trains ki roz maari jaati h isliye wo samajhte hain ki pnbe ki koi aukaat nhi h..
Bhai log pnbe runs parallely with hwh in terms of priority and even exceeds it..
Aaplogon ka jo highly overrated bsk aka don h it is nothing compared to patna's sampoorna kranti..
Aur agar humsafar chali to vo via mgs cnb hi chalegi aur
apni priority khud set kr k chalegi

Today (03:05)
GoldPacific   248 blog posts   91 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 2216468-46            Tags   Past Edits
IF that is the case why is the timeliness factor of PNBE Raj such an issue ..How will you explain that?
General Travel
Yesterday (22:48)   MDJN/Madar Junction (2 PFs)

riz339~   2312 blog posts   111 correct pred (57% accurate)
Entry# 2216563            Tags   Past Edits
Development in madar as satellite stn for ajmer
Info Update
Yesterday (23:08)  

Ambishwar Rk   3 blog posts
Entry# 2216580            Tags   Past Edits
When will complete raichur munirabad line

Yesterday (23:12)
No one has right to hurt religious sentiments^~   79799 blog posts   5093 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2216580-1            Tags   Past Edits
from last 3 years they completed 27km only...so you can imagine..
Info Update
Mar 19 2017 (08:02)   OMLF/Old Malda Junction (3 PFs)

4πu¶am*^~   5729 blog posts   42282 correct pred (87% accurate)
Entry# 2202505            Tags   Past Edits
Public notification regarding energization of Old Malda-Kumedpur and Old Malda-Singhabad sections of NFR, Katihar Division.

Today (01:48)
Pran Pratim Ghosh   20336 blog posts   94999 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2202505-1            Tags   Past Edits
So Electrified now ?
Atlas can be updated.

Today (02:28)
debarathi mandal   4621 blog posts   9927 correct pred (88% accurate)
Re# 2202505-2            Tags   Past Edits
No....It is just warning....Wait for CRS notification....Then update atlas
Pic Upload
Today (01:43)   KIR/Katihar Junction (7 PFs)

Raj495314   9 blog posts
Entry# 2216706            Tags   Past Edits
Rare historic picture of Katihar Junction
General Travel
Mar 01 2017 (19:35)   NGP/Nagpur Junction (8 PFs)

Pramodbhandari96~   330 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2182640            Tags   Past Edits
Nagpur-Itarsi-BHOPAL- Dewas- Indore- Fatehabad- Ratlam jn.
there are no L.R.BETWEEN Ajmer to Indore.
Rail News
New Facilities/Technology
Yesterday (06:26)   Bullet train on track, work to start in 2017

GTL RC OHE OMG 😲^~   5 news posts
Entry# 2215622   News Entry# 298060         Tags   Past Edits
Work on the ambitious Rs1 lakh crore Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet train project, the country's first high-speed rail corridor, seems to be picking up speed. The groundbreaking ceremony of the project, which involves construction of a 505-km line using Japan's Shinkansen technology, and was first proposed way back in 2004, is expected in the current year itself.
A recent report in Nikkei Asian Review said that the Indian government has brought forward the groundbreaking ceremony to within 2017. The report said that trains could be running between the two cities at a speed of 320 km per hour by 2023.
Nikkei report said that detailed design study for the high-speed project has formally begun. On completion, the Bullet train will reduce the travel time between Ahmedabad and Mumbai from the current eight hours to just over two hours.
A senior Gujarat government official confirmed that there is a lot of movement related to the Bullet train project of late.
"The project's construction work is expected to start in 2018 and is estimated to be completed in five years," he said.
The timeline for starting work and making the Bullet train operational may not be coincidental, as the next Lok Sabha elections will take place in 2019 and the one after that in 2024.
Chief secretary JN Singh said that the Gujarat government holds 25% equity in the ambitious project, but primary execution of the project is being done by the railways.
The cost of the Bullet train project was originally estimated at close to Rs98,000 crore, of which the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) would fund 81% or nearly Rs80,000 crore. The remaining funds would be contributed by Indian Railways, and the governments of Gujarat and Maharashtra.
Minister of state for railways Rajen Gohain said in the Parliament recently that the cost of the corridor is expected to go up by about Rs10,000 crore due to the decision to construct it as a fully elevated project. The decision is aimed at enhancing safety and reducing land requirement for the project.
The terminal in Ahmedabad is planned to come up at the existing Sabarmati railway station, while in Mumbai, the plan is to build it under the Bandra Kurla Complex.
An engineering marvel
The Bullet train project, which is expected to revolutionise country's transportation infrastructure, will be an engineering marvel. Even as the government is mulling the entire project to be an elevated one, around 7 km stretch of the line between Virar in Mumbai and Thane will pass under the sea. This will be the country's first undersea tunnel.
As per feasibility studies, the line will have 12 stations between Ahmedabad and Mumbai. The trains will make halts at Surat and Vadodara. The travel time between the two cities will come down to two hours and seven minutes, which is almost one-fourth of the current travel time.
The planned fare for the route will be around Rs3,300, one-and-a-half times the price of a AC class I ticket currently. It is expected to carry about 35,800 passengers a day initially.
The trains will run on the same 1,435 mm track gauge as Japan's Shinkansen bullet trains

18 posts - Yesterday

Yesterday (17:23)
GTL RC OHE OMG 😲^~   918 blog posts   50 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2215622-19            Tags   Past Edits
No it is 200km/h. Borderline HSR in BG fastest capable loco we have is WAP5 max 225km/h with upgrades so new Locos will be needed for greater speeds.

Yesterday (22:53)
©The Dark Lord™~   5898 blog posts
Re# 2215622-20            Tags   Past Edits
BTW where you got this information that Diamond quadrilateral High speed Rail network will have Indian Guage tracks? Plz. provide the source of information.

Today (01:57)
GTL RC OHE OMG 😲^~   918 blog posts   50 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2215622-21            Tags   Past Edits
Elevated corridor impractical for long distances because they are costly, Japan can use elevated corridors everywhere because their distances are small. But, we have long distances between cities, so best option would be to use High Speed Trainers which can fit various gauge like HSR Talgo trainers or ICF can be used to make our own BG HSR trainer.

Today (02:05)
GTL RC OHE OMG 😲^~   918 blog posts   50 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2215622-22            Tags   Past Edits
Now bullet train project might run as upgraded corridor because of cost escalation.

Today (02:07)
GTL RC OHE OMG 😲^~   918 blog posts   50 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2215622-23            Tags   Past Edits
They are not going to extend dedicated HSR, instead they are going to build an upgraded BG HSR corridor which is little less expensive.
★★★  Rail Fanning
Mar 24 2017 (12:41)   NGP/Nagpur Junction (8 PFs)

sujitCNDB~   436 blog posts   30 correct pred (70% accurate)
Entry# 2209007            Tags   Past Edits
Brand new LHB rake spotted at Nagpur halted on PF 2. I could not take more details about it. But i think it was heading towards Wardha end. The rake was fully locked and marked as 172XX/C series. I could not see zone markings as I took picture from overbridge with limited view.

4 posts - Fri Mar 24, 2017

Mar 24 2017 (14:51)
March Madness~   627 blog posts   28 correct pred (83% accurate)
Re# 2209007-5            Tags   Past Edits
u couldnt reach down to rake??

Mar 24 2017 (15:10)
sujitCNDB~   436 blog posts   30 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 2209007-6            Tags   Past Edits
I was on bike... rushing to my office. captured this on the go.... from fly over (Ram Jhula)

Mar 24 2017 (15:39)
kaustubh~   41 blog posts
Re# 2209007-7            Tags   Past Edits
I think SCR

Mar 24 2017 (16:13)
tired f waitng4d PR SCRs train gets LHB rake~   1778 blog posts   36 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 2209007-8            Tags   Past Edits
Mostly to SCR from MCF.

Mar 24 2017 (16:18)
12752   859 blog posts   4 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 2209007-9            Tags   Past Edits
hope so....looks like SCR also started getting some LHB love :P
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