Nov 01 2016 (8:36AM) Station Tag: Visakhapatnam Junction/VSKP added by AAA/51244
Nov 01 2016 (8:36AM) Station Tag: Duvvada/DVD added by AAA/51244
Nov 01 2016 (8:36AM) Station Tag: Anakapalle/AKP added by AAA/51244
Nov 01 2016 (8:36AM) Station Tag: Samalkot Junction/SLO added by AAA/51244
Nov 01 2016 (8:36AM) Station Tag: Kakinada Town Junction/CCT added by AAA/51244
Nov 01 2016 (8:36AM) Station Tag: Rajahmundry/RJY added by AAA/51244
Nov 01 2016 (8:36AM) Station Tag: Vijayawada Junction/BZA added by AAA/51244
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Nov 01 2016 (8:36AM) Station Tag: Nellore/NLR added by AAA/51244
Nov 01 2016 (8:36AM) Station Tag: Gudur Junction/GDR added by AAA/51244
Nov 01 2016 (8:36AM) Station Tag: Renigunta Junction/RU added by AAA/51244
Nov 01 2016 (8:36AM) Station Tag: Tirupati Main/TPTY added by AAA/51244
Nov 01 2016 (8:36AM) Station Tag: Katpadi Junction/KPD added by AAA/51244
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Nov 01 2016 (8:36AM) Station Tag: Krishnarajapuram/KJM added by AAA/51244
Nov 01 2016 (8:36AM) Station Tag: Banaswadi/BAND added by AAA/51244
Nov 01 2016 (8:36AM) Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by AAA/51244
Nov 01 2016 (8:36AM) Train Tag: Vishakapatnam - Yesvantpur Tatkal Fare Special/06580 added by AAA/51244
Nov 01 2016 (8:36AM) Train Tag: Yesvantpur - Visakhapatnam SpecialFare Special/06579 added by AAA/51244
Thanks to the South Western Railway (SWR), the long-pending demand for introduction of an originating train from Vizag to Bengaluru was realised with the launch of the 06579 Yesvantapur-Visakhapatnam weekly special Tatkal express. Though the East Coast Railway (ECoR) had failed to introduce a direct train to cater to the high demand for berths from Vizag to Bengaluru, it had taken over the special train, launched by the SWR in the past. After running it for sometime, it gave the most inconvenient timings, converted it into a Suvidha special with dynamic fare and finally did not renew it. A... more...
software engineer from Bengaluru, Venky, says how popular the special Tatkal express is. “I had booked a bus ticket for Rs.2,500 to travel to Vizag for Deepavali and after seeing on Twitter that SWR was running a Tatkal Special, I cancelled my bus ticket and booked my ticket in the special train. By the time, I completed booking my ticket the availability position came down from 378 to 77 in just half-an-hour.” “The train was delayed at the starting point itself in view of the late intimation to passengers. All the coaches were jam-packed within four hours after announcement of the train. The timings are very convenient not only to the people of Visakhapatnam but also to those from cities and towns in Andhra Pradesh.” “During the course of interaction with fellow passengers, I came to know that many had cancelled their bus tickets and were travelling by this train. They all wanted that this train should be made a regular train. The next afternoon around 3.30 p.m., train reached Duvvada, from where the jurisdiction of ECoR starts. “As SWR took up the mantle of the demands from Vizag, ECoR stopped this train several times and gave clearance to other trains, while our train was made to wait at the outer signal. Finally, our train reached PF no. 5 at 5 p.m. The disgusting acts of ECoR did not end there. They changed the ‘tatkal train’ to ‘Suvidha Special’ with dynamic fare in the return direction. While I paid Rs.650 (sleeper class) from Yesvantapur to Vizag, I found it was Rs.2,000 (sleeper class) in the return journey.” “I feel that ECoR is playing all sorts of games to get this train cancelled on the plea that this train has no patronage. A new railway zone in AP with headquarters in Visakhapatnam is the only solution to end the injustice from ECoR,” says Venky. The Railways do not seem to have learnt a lesson even after getting a spate of complaints on Twitter on the unclean coaches and other problems on trains originating/terminating in Visakhapatnam. Barely a couple of weeks after passengers tweeted on untidy coaches in popular trains like Godavari and LTT express trains, a passenger who travelled by the S1 coach of Godavari express to Hyderabad on October 28, says there is no improvement in the situation. “The wash basins, both in toilets and outside, were overflowing with water, barely a few hours after the train started from Vizag. One can imagine the plight of those who wish to wash their face or brush their teeth in the early hours,” says R.V. Koteswara Rao of Visakhapatnam. “To add to our woes, there was no power in the toilets and there was no one to attend to the problems. Beggars were getting into the reserved coaches and travelling short distances and there was no one to check their entry,” he adds.
They do use it. I didn't ask for many trains to be run. But just one daily to KCG. Like a standard overnight train for that section, instead of a mix-up of bi-weeklies. Train on wednesday is missing currently. - Yes connection to new capital and commercial capital VSKP in the route u mentioned is needed. I don't know why SWR is not allowing Kondaveedu to be made daily?
Hardly anyone in Rayalseema bothered for a new zone. Because they know better than to protest. The state split because coastal Andhra, Krishna, Godavari districts cornered all resources. Many in Rayalseema wanted 3 way split (after split was finalized), because they knew capital, revenue and other developments will all be cornered by those districts. - One can compare Uttarandhra and Rayalseema as being short changed by all attention and development of coastal districts. -... more...
Media keeps harping on VSKP issues because all their owners are from there.
Work on the sub-urban rail project for the city, which is projected to bring much needed relief from traffic snarls, will begin in May, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah announced on Sunday. He was speaking at a function to flag off the first train between Chikkabanavara and Hassan attended by Union Railway Minister...
NEW DELHI: An analysis by the Ministry of Railways has found that basic facilities provided to passengers travelling by premium trains are below par. However, they pay fares more than the cost of air travel on several routes due to the new flexi fare system. In...
Dhenkanal: In a socking incident, manager of Dhenkanal railway station crushed to death after coming under a goods train near the station here while he was inspecting the rescue and relief work of a derailed train engine on the track late last night. The...
There has recently been a lot of frustration among RFs when their Station Pics, Loco Pics, Train Pics get rejected because the "number is not showing", "shed is not visible", the loco/train is at a distance, Train Board is too small, "better pic available", etc.
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As of recently, there has been a trend whereby minor name updates of Trains/Stations - whether such and such regional name should be there or not, whether the train should be called "Abc Express" or "Abc Superfast Express", etc. are threatening to take over the majority of Timeline entries. Also,...
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