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Jun 07 2017 (17:26)   12368/Vikramshila Express (PT)

jhashubhresh   3 blog posts
Entry# 2310752            Tags   Past Edits
5 hour late today I.e. 7 the June 2017/ Stops on outer signal after every - I repeat - every 30 min to pass 5 trains at least.Ridiculous. well its relatively cleaner than its counterparts

Jun 07 2017 (23:12)
Ajay Shankar Pandey   47 blog posts
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But late running award goes to these trains : 2873/12874 Jharkhand Superfast exp and 12401 Magadh Exp set World Record for Late running Since 2006. 11years has gone situation become bad to worse. As per data, both trains run average 3 Hours late since 2006 and Average 5 hrs late from 2011 . One should know the Average means annual average, for example, today 12873 is running 8 hours late , one days before it was five hours ......... like that, Congratulate both trains for setting world Record. Speical thanks for GM Northern Central Allahabad and GM Northern Delhi . 12873 JHARKHAND Always enter Right time NCR at Chunar but reached Delhi 5-8 Hrs late.

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Jun 22 2017 (03:38)
KODAIKANAL Princess of Hills*^~   30860 blog posts   3130 correct pred (69% accurate)
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Simanchal also a close competitor

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Jun 19 2017 (14:33)   From Rajdhani Express, Garib Rath to other superfasts, 60% of all east-bound trains ran late in May

Mahaparinirwan Express DSJ Gaya Monthly~   89 news posts
Entry# 2326193   News Entry# 305876         Tags   Past Edits
Train commuters from north travelling to the eastern region of the country were the ones who are said to be most affected by train delays in the month of May, 2017.
Train commuters from north travelling to the eastern region of the country were the ones who are said to be most affected by train delays in the month of May, 2017. The official data, collected by The Indian Express, stated that of the 19,450 trains that failed to report to its destinations on time (between May 1 to May 30), around
11,600 – or 59.64 per cent – where from UP’s North Central Railway, Bihar’s East Central Railway, North Eastern Railway, Kolkata-based Eastern Railway and the New Delhi-based Northern Railway. When inquired about the prime reasons behind these delays, records said that these trains were halted due to causes within the control of the Railways department such as collateral damages, track issues, operational glitches and the ongoing maintenance works.
Even best considered trains of the country including Rajdhani trains, which runs of priority of path, were affected by these delays. Compared to the same period last year, the punctuality rate of Rajdhani trains are said to have dipped by 8.61 per cent to 78 per cent in April-May.
The report also listed some other prominent trains catering to the east were hit by these delays in April-May. The names include:
i. Shramjeevi Express – one of the most opted superfast train connecting New Delhi to Rajgir in Bihar via Varanasi and Patna, was delayed by more than one hour some 22 days in May, clocking a punctuality rate of 4 per cent.
ii. Magadha Express – considered to be one of the oldest trains linking New Delhi to Islampur in Bihar, logged almost a ‘zero percent’ punctuality rate during this period.
iii. Not just in May, but the situation were similar in June, too, with the Northeast Express, connecting New Delhi to Guwahati via Bihar running 14 hours behind schedule on June 8. On the same day, the Anand Vihar-Bhagalpur Garib Rath Express reached its destination 10 hours late.
Speaking to Indian Express on the condition of anonymity, Railway officials said that these delays, which often stretched to 15 hours, marked the worst performance by the Indian Railways in the recent year, excluding the fog-hit months of winter season. Justifying the delays, Railway Board Member (Traffic), Mohammad Jamshed said that the east-bound trains ran late because of the speed restrictions imposed due to a lot of planned work on the tracks related to maintenance and capacity augmentation.
“Trains, especially to eastern India, are getting delayed. That’s why our overall punctuality has taken a hit. But that’s mostly because a lot of planned work of doubling of lines as well as maintenance are going on for which trains have to run as slow as 20 km per hour at various stretches,” Jamshed said.
“This pain is temporary as work on capacity augmentation and maintenance are necessary and cannot be taken up once the monsoon sets in,” he added further.
The Railways has 33 categories of reasons for delays and seven out of them are not in its control. These reasons are alarm chain being pulled, protests on the tracks, bad weather, accidents, and law and order. The report further stated that in May only 8 per cent of the delays were due to the planned work, whereas 10.22 per cent of the delays were due to track related issues which include maintenance and safety-related speed restrictions
“Then there are causes over which we have no control, like when the Maoists called a bandh in the Dhanbad division for 10 days. Security agencies advised us to run at reduced speeds in those areas. Once a train gets delayed, it has a rippling effect on all other trains, creating a loop of late trains,” Jamshed said.
However, the data reflects that in May only 3.04 per cent trains were delayed due to law and order problems. According to Railways rules, a user can see train-running status of only up to two days, but records examined shows that the worst graph during the April-May was that of Hajipur (Patna)-based East Central Railway, which services Bihar and Jharkhand. As per the arrival data of this region, the punctuality rate dipped to almost 50 per cent during this time which means every second Bihar- Jharkhand train was running late.
Here is the punctuality details of other sectors in the east for April-May period:
i. Kolkata-based Eastern Railway marked a punctuality rate of around 69.8 per cent, which is a 7.9 per cent dip compared to the same period last year.
ii. Gorakhpur-based North Eastern Railway, which includes Lucknow and Varanasi divisions, dipped by 7.9 per cent to clock 63 per cent punctuality.
iii. Guwahati-based Northeast Frontier Railway’s punctuality rate was clocked at 74 per cent which is again a dip of 8.4 per cent from this period last year.
East Central Railways general manager, DK Gayen Indian Express, “Yes, there are delays. But whenever capacity augmentation work takes place, various speed restrictions come in because of which trains have to run at low speeds. It’s temporary. If you see, the situation has started getting back to normal in the past two-three weeks.”

Jun 19 2017 (17:35)
Ajay Shankar Pandey   47 blog posts
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ALL GMs are making people fool. Real research shows 12401/02 Magadh Exp running late more than 4 to 5 hours since 2010 delayed only due to least preference train declared internally by North Central railay, Northern railway and East Central Railway. According to one agency, it punctuality rate -365 & 12391 Shramjeevi Exp earlier running almost RT and punctuality rate was more than 80 % but last 3 months Northern Railway Delhi is not ready to take before 9 am because there is washing line and pit line problem in Delhi hence they took at 9.00 instead of 5 am and send directly to secondary maintenance. Main delay area , Lucknow outer 1 hours to 2 hours and Moradabad =Delhi one hour to 1.30 hrs, total late: 3 hours to 4 hours daily. Poor efficiency of controller and lack Guard and Drivers are mainly responsible for all delayed in Eastern bound...

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Jun 10 2017 (16:50)   Will improve Railways infrastructure: Prabhu

Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   36806 news posts
Entry# 2315220   News Entry# 304951         Tags   Past Edits
The government is focusing on improving the infrastructure of Indian Railways to make it more profitable, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said here on Saturday.
"Indian Railways was in a vicious circle. We want to change it. We have been focusing on bringing investments and improving the financial health of the Indian Railways with an efficient service provider," Prabhu said here, while dedicating a slew of projects.
He said the railways prepared an investment plan of more than Rs 8 lakh crore and it finalised Rs 3.75 lakh crore of capital expenditure to ramp
up the infrastructure.
"Around 16 per cent network (of railways) used to handle more than 60 per cent traffic while the rest of the network handles 40 per cent traffic. Capacity utilisation becomes 150-160 per cent. That is why we have decided to invest where it is required the most," he said, adding the work for doubling or tripling of railway lines of 16,500 km has been approved in the last three years.
The minister said 42 per cent of railway lines are electrified. "We have decided to double it in the next five years."
He said the speed of implementation of projects has increased more than two times.
Emphasising on improving railway tracks and rolling stocks, Prabhu said Indian Railways will be retrofitting 40,000 coaches.
Under Eastern Railway, Prabhu on Saturday dedicated projects like double line between Beldanga and Cossimbazar in Sealdah division, third line between Gadadharpur and Tarapith Road Stations in Howrah division, foot over bridges, 2X50 KWp solar plant at Howrah area, provision of LED lights at 175 stations and others.
Under South Eastern Railway, he has dedicated a number projects at Keshabpur-Mahishadal section and Santragachi-Amta suburban line.
Prabhu also inaugurated commencement of work for an underground station at Esplanade under Kolkata East-West Metro and new escalator at Rabindra Sarobar station under Kolkata Metro Railway.
He said budgetary allocation to West Bengal has been increased to Rs 6,336 crore in 2017-18 from Rs 1,604 crore in 2013-14.

Jun 10 2017 (18:24)
Ajay Shankar Pandey   47 blog posts
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क्या आप जानते हैं ? १२८७३/74झारखण्ड और १२४०१/०२ मगध ,दुनिया के सर्वाधिक बिलम्बित चलने वाली रेलें हैं. ये लगातार बार बार ५ घंटे या उससे अधिक लेट अप या डाउन मे पिछले आठ साल से हैं , मजेदार बात यह है की दोनों सुपरफास्ट हैं

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Jun 13 2017 (13:30)
Ajay Shankar Pandey   47 blog posts
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Also be remembered for poor punctuality maintained in NR ER, ECR NER . Trains run record late in his tenure
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Jun 10 2017 (18:20)  

Ajay Shankar Pandey   47 blog posts
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क्या आप जानते हैं ? १२८७३/74झारखण्ड और १२४०१/०२ मगध ,दुनिया के सर्वाधिक बिलम्बित रेलें हैं. ये लगातार बार बार ५ घंटे या उससे अधिक लेट अप या डाउन मे पिछले आठ साल से हैं , मजेदार बात यह है की दोनों सुपरफास्ट हैं
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Jun 10 2017 (18:17)  

Ajay Shankar Pandey   47 blog posts
Entry# 2315209            Tags   Past Edits
क्या आप जानते हैं ? १२८७३/74झारखण्ड और १२४०१/०२ मगध ,दुनिया के सर्वाधिक बिलम्बित रेलें हैं. ये लगातार बार बार ५ घंटे या उससे अधिक लेट अप या डाउन मे पिछले आठ साल से हैं , मजेदार बात यह है की दोनों सुपरफास्ट हैं
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