Disclaimer   
Forum Super Search
 ♦ 
×
HashTag:
Member:
Posting Date From:
Posting Date To:
Train Type:
Train:
Station:
ONLY with Pic/Vid:
Sort by: Date:     Word Count:     Popularity:     
Public:    Pvt: Monitor:    RailFan Club:    

Search
  Go  
Full Site Search
  Search  
 
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:11:00 ISTHomeTrainsΣChainsAtlasPNRForumGalleryNewsFAQTripsLoginFeedback
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:11:00 IST
PostPostPost Trn TipPost Trn TipPost Stn TipPost Stn TipAdvanced Search
Filters:

Blog Posts by ravi.sapguy
Page#    1 Blog Entries  
  
General Travel
0 Followers
1064 views
Nov 17 2016 (12:53)  

ravi.sapguy   1 blog posts
Entry# 2063046            Tags   Past Edits
Despite being a divisional HQ from the past 5 decades and being a major junction, Guntakal has not seen any major development unlike Nandyal, Dhone and Nanded, Hubli and Manmad.
It all started with the laying of Kallur - Gooty line which has snatched away the importance of Guntakal junction. The railway authorities for some reason have laid this line without laying a parallel BG line between Guntakal - Kallur when the Guntakal - Bangalore gauge conversion was taken up. To retain the MG connection between Tirupati - Secunderabad, this line was left without conversion.
Later
...
more...
when Chandrababu Naidu was the CM and Bandaru Dattatreya became the MoSR, the Katpadi - Pakala - Tirupati gauge conversion was taken up.
In addition, construction of the Gooty - Pendekallu by pass line has become a major blow for the development of Guntakal station, as most of the trains are running via this line citing loco reversal as a hindrance and also to save 40 - 50 kms of distance.
If you see, trains are being run with loco reversal at Hubli and Vijayawada despite the by pass lines are available.
Also, its because of lack of interest of local politicans which has contirbuted to the miseries of Guntakal.
Ananta Venkatarami Reddy was the only person who took some interest in the development of this region and was instrumental in getting the Kallur - Guntakal gauge conversion project.
If not for all the trains, I have regisetered a grievance in the pg portal for the diversion of APSK and Kacheguda - Chennai Egmore via Guntakal for which the authorities have stated that it is not feasible due to operational constraint. When they are doing the same in Hubli & Vijayawada, why not it is feasible here ?
Scores of trains have been introduced via Gooty - Pendekallu and trust me that 6 weeklies were introduced in the 2014 -2015 budget, courtsey, MoSR Kotloa Surya Prakash Reddy.
Actually, Venkatarami Reddy was to become the MoSR. But since he was vocal in supporting united Andhra Pradesh, he was sidelined and it was given to MoSR who took a neutral stand in the state cause.
And without considering the passenger requirements, he has routed all the trains via Kurnool. Imagine the Kacheguda - Tirupati DD which has been running in huge losses via Kurnool for 2.6 years. Its the same fate for Yeswantpur - Kacehguda tri weekly express too.
Only in the recent times few weeklies have been introduced. On an average, GTL gets a weekly train per year whereas scores of trains are being introduced in Nanded, Dhone regions.
Can't help but praying God for the development of this region.

  
609 views
Nov 19 2016 (13:18)
pslkumar   324 blog posts
Re# 2063046-1            Tags   Past Edits
unless new inter city/overnight express trains introduced from gtl to all directions upto 300 km on par with other jn/div. there won't be any significant development for this junction/division in future i think. may be state gov. need to develop gtl town on par with other big towns in rayalaseema to support this and get the required patronage/demand.

  
615 views
Nov 19 2016 (13:51)
A good day ahead~   2313 blog posts
Re# 2063046-2            Tags   Past Edits
As mentioned in the other reply, GTL needs some intercity style trains in all directions. Though it is a major railway junction, the town itself is not really a big town unlike Vijayawada, Hubli which are the second largest cities in their respective states and have considerable passenger traffic. There isn't much originating traffic for long distance trains here. The demand is chiefly for short-distance intra-state trians, which GTL is definitely lacking in. Some development is required in this region to generate the necessary traffic. Even then, It is better to start trains from DMM/TPTY as GTL does not have enough originating traffic.
The Gooty-Kalluru line was laid in the 1980's a long-term plan to provide a shorter
...
more...
route between Bangalore and Hyderabad once the conversion of the GTL--Dhone-SC line was complete. GTL-Kalluru was not converted because it was the only link between the Meter gauge network of Tamil Nadu and the meter gauge network of North India via SC-NED-Akola ( There was another MG route via Salem-Tumkur-Bellary-GTL, but it was a much longer route). At that time, GTL was only a minor railway town and did not have much importance outside of railways.
Dhone too has got many trains only because it's on the shortest route between SBC-SC, and not because of any deliberate attempts to divert development from GTL to Dhone. Decisions made in this region have always been taken for the benefit of Bangalore and Secunderabad.
It's high time the state government initiates some development in this region to drive up passenger demand and make a more compelling case for additional railway facilities in this area.
But it has been a few good years for GTL division in terms of route infrastructure. GTL-RU was electrified a couple of years ago and GTL-GY-SBC has been completed recently. GTL-Wadi is in the final stages of electrification and GTL-GNT is moving at a good pace. Once GTL-GNT is electrified, we can definitely hope to see a intercity train in this route connecting GTL to the state capital. An express service to TPTY/CTO, diversion of BZA-DMM via GTL with some speed-up and a connection to the coastal districts ( like VSKP-DMM) will be very useful for this region.

  
509 views
Nov 19 2016 (15:46)
Foamer~   1212 blog posts
Re# 2063046-3            Tags   Past Edits
True that it is the most neglected of all divisional HQs but still gets a lot of funding thanks to SCR. If you notice - barring DMM-PAK line, rest of GTL's lines are electrified or in progress. Looking at Karnataka, that's many times better.
-
KSK should have been thru TK-ASK-CTA-BAY-GTL-RC-SC route but due to politics of 2004 elections, it runs in the shortest distance than for the state that it was allocated. If it had been then, GTL would have benefited.
-
...
more...

Once TK-RDG line is done in the next 20-30 years (SWR's efficiency) many trains will be routed thru GTL.
-
Many new weeklies and bi-weeklies do get stop at GTL (coming from BAY side).
-
The special from RC to BZA/MTM got cancelled due to poor patronage from RC/MALM/AD and GTL itself. This shows that GTL doesn't have the requisite passenger traffic for originating trains or nearby originating trains.
-
1. However the DMM-BZA train can surely be routed thru GTL with some speeding up.
2. DHNE-GNT passenger too can be extended to GTL.
3. One more train to TPTY thru PAK-DMM can be started.
4. YPR-KCG tri-weekly (currently flop) should be thru TK-RDG-BAY-GTL-RC-SC because RDG part of AP has almost nothing to Hyderabad.
-
Politics too Rayalseema suffers: Kurnool lost the capital race to Vijayawada region. GTL was never spoken of as new HQ for AP rail zone at all.
-
Lastly does GTL really need a new ELS? After the current ongoing electrification is completed there would be not many loco changes there. ELS will be needed at either WADI or GR. Also a ELS in SWR is needed either at HPT or UBL or SBC.
Page#    1 Blog Entries  

ARP (Advanced Reservation Period) Calculator

Reservations Open Today @ 8am for:
Trains with ARP 10 Dep on: Fri Mar 3
Trains with ARP 15 Dep on: Wed Mar 8
Trains with ARP 30 Dep on: Thu Mar 23
Trains with ARP 120 Dep on: Wed Jun 21

  
  

Rail News

New Trains

Site Announcements

  • Entry# 2165159
    Feb 15 (09:53AM)


    A minor update, but may impact many members: Hereafter, FMs will be able to delete invalid Red Flags on Imaginary trains. Red Flags can be removed by FMs, only against specific complaints filed against the blog. This does not give all members the right to complain against EVERY single red flag they...
  • Entry# 2155798
    Feb 08 (11:40AM)


    -@all members: 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,...
  • Entry# 2147631
    Feb 01 (11:05AM)


    A new experimental feature is being introduced called BotD - "Blog of the Day". The rules are: . 1. Replies are not eligible - only the Top Blog. 2. ONLY Blogs posted today (the day of the vote) are eligible. 3. Every member has ONE vote. In the course of the day, you may keep...
  • Entry# 2136570
    Jan 23 (12:25AM)


    Several new features have been introduced recently to the Forum, and we are forever striving to make Member experience here more productive and satisfying. With the recent introduction and success of the new FM System, it has been observed that small groups of highly involved and enthusiastic members are far more...
  • Entry# 2134907
    Jan 21 2017 (02:46PM)


    It has been over 2 weeks since the appointment of the current batch of FMs and 750 Complaints have been handled so far. It gives me immense pleasure in congratulating them for running the team diligently, professionally, competently and above all, without a shred of controversy or bias. The FM position...
  • Entry# 2133126
    Jan 20 2017 (01:29AM)


    The modification to the TL Update scheme - i.e. the introduction of the new RAC System - has led to some efficiency with TL Updates. More TLs are being discussed, and quickly moved up. However, we still have on Average, about 300 Waitlisted TLs in the backlog at any time, and our hard-working and diligent TLMs...
Scroll to Top
Scroll to Bottom


Go to Mobile site