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    In the last phase of voting in Maharashtra, 19 constituencies go to the polls including 6 seats in Mumbai, India's financial capital. In 2009, UPA allies Congress and NCP swept through the city winning all six seats. For the BJP and Shiv Sena it is now also a prestige battle...
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    KERI: Due to deaths of several wild animals on the railway tracks passing through the Mollem national park, Anilkumar, the deputy conservator of forests, has written a letter to South-Western railway division at Hubli to curtail the speed of trains passing through the park and to sensitize the drivers about...
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    Mercury levels in the city have reached a boiling point, so much so, that a railway track near Cotton Green station was found to have bent due to excessive heat on Wednesday. The incident led to a disruption of services between 2.20 pm to 3.25 pm.
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    NEW DELHI – The Ministry of Railways has ruled out the possibility of halting night movement of goods trains and diversion of passenger trains through the known elephant corridors under NF Railways, on the ground that the move would have an adverse impact on the economy of the region...
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    Now rail users can get information on expected arrival and departure timings of a particular train on their mobile phones besides tracking its its position on a real time basis.   Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), the information and technology arm of railways, has launched a new mobile application...

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In continuation to
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Have just started my return journey.
Train is moving at a medium speed...
Everyone's sleepin in my cabin except me doin some laptopping.. :P
Have been greeter with a rose and 2 bottles of water.. :)

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All cookable items are made in the pantry car for 1AC Passengers while for other classes, food items are generally boarded from TECH halts.

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Obviously NOT otherwise there would not be any manual upgradation from 2AC to 1Ac while on 2246 to HWH.
Very few Rly Employees wishes to upgrade their resv(First Class Pass) with money!!!!

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Lol..U r correct! Somehow I like this Duronto and especially its first class!
My only issue was my exams had ended on last Monday! And my Classes are gonna start from today!
So if you consider, it is just 6 days holiday! If I spend (2+2=4 days) in a train just to travel, how much time am I gonna spend at home? And this time gap is exactly the same in almost all of the holidays I get (after every 4-5 months).
That was the sole reason I had when I wrote I wish to take flight from the next time!

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umm then i think u can easily get a flight for this 1AC money ...
So u r train reached early yesterday ?

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when you travel next time in Duronto pls do not discontinue your commentary regarding food service. It will get an overall idea about the food served on Duronto. How clean is Duronto compartments. Whether ticket less passengers are available on this train [bugs, cockroaches, rats etc.] as I have noticed in some long distance trains with pantry car.

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I did however heard some rumours about rats in my adjacent cabins during both of my journey's. Luckily there weren't any in mine! :)

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No Sir. The Train was late by half an hour! :(
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