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Jun 17 2015 (16:01)   22210/New Delhi - Mumbai Central AC Duronto Express

Piyush Agrawal   44 blog posts   3 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1515398            Tags   Past Edits
Caterer at end will ask for a minimum of 100 rs tip

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Oct 03 2016 (02:14)
Lucknow Metro~   2360 blog posts   9 correct pred (47% accurate)
Re# 1515398-5            Tags   Past Edits
Nope. Only Gatimaan has a functioning wifi system. HWH Raj did have a wifi system implemented some time back, but the rakes have changed since then, not sure if it exists right now or not. No other service train in India has any wifi system.

  
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Jun 04 2017 (09:00)
Prometh Suresh~   366 blog posts   428 correct pred (57% accurate)
Re# 1515398-6            Tags   Past Edits
WiFi still available on Howrah Rajdhani
  
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Feb 13 2017 (09:05)   China is way ahead of India in terms of railway investment: Suresh Prabhu - The Hindu

MCPNBR~   403 news posts
Entry# 2162622   News Entry# 293760         Tags   Past Edits
India is way behind China on investment in railway, including border infrastructure, says Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, even as he defends the government’s delivery record in MoUs with other countries such as Japan, China and Korea
In terms of India’s ambitions abroad, where does the Indian Railways hope to grow?
We already have connectivity with Bangladesh and we would like to improve on that with more lines. Also with Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar. The budget allocation for the North-East has increased dramatically just to take this in. Connecting to our neighbours is definitely
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a priority.
How much is competition with China an issue for you?
China has invested every year what we plan to invest in five years. Till 2014, when we came to power, they would invest in 6 months what we did in 5 years. We will now increase our investment to $142 billion over the next five years, and we are on track to do that, but that will still be nothing compared to China’s investment. China is way ahead of us in terms of railways investment. In any case, if India wants to have overall infrastructure of a good quality, we must step up railway infrastructure.
We are always constrained by the fact that the Finance Ministry will have limited resources, and won’t be able to give us more investment. So, for the first time we have looked at extra-budget resources. In the Finance Minister’s budget speech, he said they would allocate ₹1,31,000 crore for railways, of which the gross budgetary support is ₹55,000 crore. So the balance will come from extra-budget resources which is part of the Consolidated Fund of India. Finance ministry has told us to raise the funds ourselves, which we can do at a cheaper rate. The question you are asking is very valid, which is about China’s deep infrastructure spending which is much greater than ours.
Particularly when it comes to border infrastructure, given how Chinese railway comes right up to its frontiers with India in Tibet, along Arunachal Pradesh etc, how will the railways compete?
We are working closely with the Ministry of Defence on this and the MoD will take calls on what lines are important for them, and we will support them fully on all these strategic issues.
Do you think India would also consider linking up with the Chinese lines that are being laid for the OBOR (One Belt One Road) project for neighbourhood connectivity?
Again, physical connectivity can always be discussed by the Railways, but strategic issues go beyond that. So there has to be the larger perspective and the MEA and MoD will decide on these things. We, as the Ministry of Railways, would be able to implement their decisions. There is a plan to connect Asia on one side and Eurasia on the other…that is already a plan. But it’s not going to happen in a hurry since the investment required will be huge. But certain ideas are there: for example the plan to link to Myanmar by railway will take us to South-East Asia as well. Eventually though, our domestic agenda..., the huge backlog of investments in India itself will come first and will take years to cover. Whatever you see today in terms of problems in the Railways is a result of a lack of investment in the Railways for decades. It is inconceivable that we can solve the problem of decades in a few years.
You are the first Rail Minister of India to not present a Rail Budget. Do you feel bad about it?
If you look at my first two Budgets, this is a continuation of the same thing. It doesn’t matter as long as the Railways benefit.
What about the other end of the spectrum? The MoU for Ahmedabad-Mumbai rail has been signed at ₹97,000 crore, but it begs the question, couldn’t the money be spent on other areas where the Railways needs to spend?
Is that money available for other public service obligations, then? Will Japan give us this money for other projects?
Is it viable at all? The fact is that for such a short route you may need to charge over ₹3,000 per ticket which is more than the airfare at present…
This is what the feasibility study by NITI Aayog says, you should ask them. JICA (Japanese International Cooperation Agency) has also accepted the study.
Another issue for these international agencies is delivery, particularly on land acquisition delays. On this project, Maharashtra refused to give land identified for the train terminals, for example. How do you plan to work around this?
That was not a problem from the Railways side. We have reached out to them and now Maharashtra and Gujarat governments are discussing this issue and they are on board to find land. There are issues but we are able to solve them.

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Feb 13 2017 (13:31)
Lucknow Metro~   2360 blog posts   9 correct pred (47% accurate)
Re# 2162622-2            Tags   Past Edits
India is way behind China in terms of railways. Anyone thinking that we can match them in railways is fooling himself. They are already running high speed bullet trains while we are only just getting started. As the RM said in the article, our budgetary allocation is a mere fraction of what the Chinese invest and that too, goes into running of poorly planned trains[for election purposes] or combating accidents[that have proliferated recently].

  
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Feb 13 2017 (14:30)
©The Dark Lord™~   7676 blog posts   1 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 2162622-3            Tags   Past Edits
"We are just getting started" !! Don't even think of high speed rail in India before 2025 whereas China is already having the largest high speed Rail network.

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Feb 13 2017 (15:25)
Lucknow Metro~   2360 blog posts   9 correct pred (47% accurate)
Re# 2162622-10            Tags   Past Edits
We first ran trials for 160 kmph capable trains back in the 60s but it took us more than 50 years to get it running. Howrah Rajdhani still follows approx. the same time table as when it was introduced. We barely did anything in the 70s and 80s in terms of railway improvements. China, economicallly, was worse than us till the 70s but they rose meteorically after that.

  
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Feb 13 2017 (15:29)
Lucknow Metro~   2360 blog posts   9 correct pred (47% accurate)
Re# 2162622-11            Tags   Past Edits
China democratic nahi hai. In terms of free speech, India is way ahead of them.
  
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Dec 30 2016 (15:27)   12223/Mumbai LTT - Ernakulam AC Duronto Express | UD/Udupi (2 PFs) | KYN/WDM-3D

RK*^~   1565 blog posts   220 correct pred (56% accurate)
Entry# 2110494            Tags   Past Edits
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Wow
12223 Mumbai LTT Ernakulam AC Duronto Express entering PLTF 1 of Udupi on a rainy day to cross a north bound RO-RO train.

  
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Feb 13 2017 (13:35)
Lucknow Metro~   2360 blog posts   9 correct pred (47% accurate)
Re# 2110494-1            Tags   Past Edits
Woah, now that is a good shot!

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Feb 09 2017 (22:30)   12417/Prayagraj Express (PT) | ALD/Allahabad Junction (10 PFs)

Rewa days are back 12427~   359 blog posts   82 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 2157916            Tags   Past Edits
Pr 144. 44kmph between saiyid sarawarn and sujaatput...
Saiyid 22:05 sujaatpur22:16

  
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Feb 09 2017 (22:35)
Lucknow Metro~   2360 blog posts   9 correct pred (47% accurate)
Re# 2157916-1            Tags   Past Edits
Saiyid 2205 hrs; Kanwar 2227 hrs; The average speed comes out to ~129 kmph which is possible since it is a 130 kmph route.

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Feb 08 2017 (21:55)   08639/Ranchi - Lucknow AC Special Fare Special | RNC/Ranchi Junction (6 PFs)

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Entry# 2156485            Tags   Past Edits
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norml sleeper will be better
Ranchi - lucknow ac spl
Using which rake?
Hte ers ac?

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Feb 09 2017 (22:28)
Lucknow Metro~   2360 blog posts   9 correct pred (47% accurate)
Re# 2156485-44            Tags   Past Edits
Ah, finally they gave a train for LKO-RNC. But, I still think that it won't work; this route needed a normal express train[with GN+SL+AC coaches]; by providing a AC special fare, they are just making it tougher to get passengers for themselves. A lot will depend on the demand, but a full AC train is tough to fill on this route[LKO-BCT AC only recently got a full AC train].

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