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Yesterday (20:01)   16210/Mysuru - Ajmer Express (PT) | SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) (10 PFs)

Trump Is The President   6509 blog posts   1641 correct pred (72% accurate)
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Happy Journey.
Friends will be traveling on this train from SBC to ABR tomorrow. After a day in ABR will take Yoga Express to HW on the 20th(Friday). On Monday 23rd will take DDN MDU Exp 12688 to BZA from HW. On 25th will take Prashanti to SBC . Hope to bring you all some live updates whenever possible. Thanks.

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Yesterday (20:08)
Fan of 12479^~   77267 blog posts   5080 correct pred (77% accurate)
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Very nice....
Also I think you should carry a power bank because this train had very few power points last time I travelled ...

Yesterday (20:11)
Trump Is The President   6509 blog posts   1641 correct pred (72% accurate)
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Thanks for the info. Am carrying 2 20000mah power banks. Hope they don't let me down.

Today (02:51)
Fan of 12479^~   77267 blog posts   5080 correct pred (77% accurate)
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Yeah ... That should be more than enough
On my trip I was carrying my good ol' Nokia feature phone thanks to which I was able to make and receive important calls :)

Today (11:12)
gurudatharao   171 blog posts   4 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Happy round trip journey to your friends.

Today (11:32)
Finally TVC Mail gets LHB   9500 blog posts   497 correct pred (73% accurate)
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Happy Journey sir :)
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Nov 10 2013 (19:01)   12133/Mumbai CST - Mangaluru Junction SF Express

Guest: 455cf5a9   show all posts
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Take enough snacks/eatables from Madgaon since this train has a 10 minute halt there. After Madgaon, literally nothing edible is available onboard.

Nov 18 2013 (17:09)
Trump Is The President   6509 blog posts   1641 correct pred (72% accurate)
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Last time(July 2013) when I traveled on this between MAO and Udupi lot of food was available. Goli Bhajji,Goa Bun,Upma,Samosa etc. Guess it has changed now.

Nov 18 2013 (18:27)
Trump Is The President   6509 blog posts   1641 correct pred (72% accurate)
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I bought these 2 items on board 12133. Goli Bhajji and Buns. Travel date Aug 7,2013 between MAO and Udupi.

Nov 18 2013 (19:27)
Guest: 455cf461   show all posts
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Only Goli Baje and Upma was available when I traveled and even that was sub-standard.

Jan 10 2017 (21:52)
Kishor*^~   4481 blog posts   123 correct pred (62% accurate)
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I have heard aloo bhaji, sukhi bhaji ... but this 'goli bhaji' ... seems unique and new to me...
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Rail Fanning
Dec 07 2013 (00:21)   12432/Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin - Thiruvananthapuram Central Rajdhani Express

akshayhariharan   525 blog posts   2791 correct pred (66% accurate)
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Pls carry ur camera on this route to capture the picturesque Konkan Railway right from Panvel to Mangalore which the train covers in broad daylight

Dec 07 2013 (20:55)
Trump Is The President   6509 blog posts   1641 correct pred (72% accurate)
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Cheaper version is Marusagar which has SL and general too. Rajdhani is not good for rail fanning as doors are closed and the windows are tinted. Usually they don't allow you to open the doors as pantry guys are busy stacking food near them. Marusagar any day.

Dec 07 2013 (21:18)
Kishor*^~   4481 blog posts   123 correct pred (62% accurate)
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and both are having Panvel as reaching point in moring 05.05 ...
but not meeting as both run on different days ...

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Dec 18 2016 (12:46)
Saurabh®~   1273 blog posts   36 correct pred (67% accurate)
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For railfanning in konkan railway kerala sampark kranti express is best in the route. Has sleeper coaches, less stoppages , good punctuality and also less disturbance from unreserved passenger like the UP bihar routes.
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Feb 04 2014 (09:50)   UMR/Umaria (3 PFs)

Soumitra Chawathe*^~   30224 blog posts   98197 correct pred (71% accurate)
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It is the nearest railway station to go to Bandhavgarh National Park (35 km). Taxis and Buses are available from Station to Park. The nearest major railhead is Katni Jn, 100 km away by road and 60 km by rail.

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Apr 29 2014 (17:40)
Trump Is The President   6509 blog posts   1641 correct pred (72% accurate)
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I visited Bandhavgarh National Park in 2010. It is one the places where you have great chances for sighting a tiger. I took 6 jeep rides in 3 different routes and spotted tiger 4 times. Kanha,Ranthambore and Tadoba didn't spot any. April and May are the best months to spot animals as they come to a few waterholes left. Don't take the guaranteed elephant safari to spot tigers as they are stage set. Be sure not to wear bright colored clothes and carry a binocular.

Dec 09 2016 (20:41)
kab mere acche din aayenge   1198 blog posts   180 correct pred (54% accurate)
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Stage set??
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Feb 19 2014 (02:19)   12270/Hazrat Nizamuddin - Chennai Central Duronto Express

Rajeev Ranjan wwwbharatmelangein   28 blog posts   40 correct pred (67% accurate)
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Avoid this train if you are a cleanliness freak, and like to have food on time. They will give 2 bottles of water as soon as you board. Food is cold and will be served early.
bathrooms have no handwash, is dirty. Bed linens dirty as well. Avoid if you can.

Feb 19 2014 (09:46)
Trump Is The President   6509 blog posts   1641 correct pred (72% accurate)
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If you are a cleanliness freak I think you would have to avoid IR as a whole. The word doesn't exist in IR's dictionary. Basically we Indians don't give much importance to hygiene or cleanliness.

Jun 21 2014 (14:29)
tiwarigp74   1714 blog posts   21 correct pred (65% accurate)
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Absolutely 10 on 10. My family won't travel in train but me alone for the same reason. For a rail-fan like me it is unfortunate.

Oct 30 2016 (12:46)
Prometh Suresh   101 blog posts   180 correct pred (63% accurate)
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IR gives the train clean its we Indians who makes the trains dirty
Train Tip
Nov 25 2013 (19:47)   12252/Wainganga SF Express (PT)

Guest: b2619ae   show all posts
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Don't take food from ballarshah(unless urgent) for dinner. Try to carry food before the journey.

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Apr 16 2016 (21:06)
१२५५९ शिवगंगा सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस १२५६०   7494 blog posts   4517 correct pred (79% accurate)
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Now a days i use to book food from travel khana at BPQ , food will be great
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Apr 09 2016 (14:51)   Mangala Express collides with jeep near Ramanagaram

Mysuru Express~   130 news posts
Entry# 1796442   News Entry# 264025         Tags   Past Edits
Train hits vintage jeep parked for photoshoot
Passengers of Mangala Express had a narrow escape on Saturday morning when the train hit a jeep, parked on the tracks for photoshoot, near Basavanapura in Ramanagaram district, about 45 km from Bengaluru.
The train, with over 700 passengers, was travelling at a speed of 50 km per hour, from Mysuru to Bengaluru, when the incident occurred at 7.25 a.m.
youth from Bengaluru allegedly entered the restricted area, just less than 2 km from the Ramanagaram railway station, for photoshoot of a vintage jeep, Railway Protection Force (RPF) sources said.
The youth parked the vehicle on the track. They did not remove the vehicle even after hearing the sirens of the train.
The alerted drivers spotted the jeep and applied brakes. However, it halted after hitting the jeep, sources said.
The youth fled the scene, Ramanagaram police said.
While the jeep was damaged, the engine and track remain undamaged.
The train had to halt for nearly one hour as the technical staff and maintenance personnel of the railways had to issue green signal to move the train.

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Apr 09 2016 (15:02)
So Paddy Got Up~   2637 blog posts   1236 correct pred (71% accurate)
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was wondering the same. But Malgudi's timing doesn't match with the data in article.

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Apr 10 2016 (11:12)
Mysuru Express~   430 blog posts   3 correct pred (100% accurate)
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this train popularly known as Mangala Express in Mysuru Mandya region

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★★★  General Travel
Apr 07 2016 (19:04)   LNL/Lonavala (3 PFs)

Tejas   6364 blog posts   4332 correct pred (63% accurate)
Entry# 1794031            Tags   Past Edits
A colonial style HUGE retiring room at Lonavala. This is just the bedroom, there was also a huge living room cum verandah. And all this for just 350 bucks/ 24 hrs.

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Apr 07 2016 (20:40)
Tejas   6364 blog posts   4332 correct pred (63% accurate)
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Nothing that I noticed.

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Other News
Apr 06 2016 (19:00)   On Debut Day, #GatimanExpress Found To Be Unhygienic And Not That Fast

Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   35103 news posts
Entry# 1792695   News Entry# 263716         Tags   Past Edits
The decor was typical for a new train. Flowers and balloons announced the shiny blue coaches at the Hazrat Nizamuddin station in Delhi.
Smriti Jain/The Financial Express  The Hindu reported that its maiden journey towards Agra had its "its coaches, vestibules and toilets....spic and span."
But unlike the Delhi metro, India's fastest train looked like any other Indian train on its return journey, with "sinks choked with pan masala dregs, empty bottles and food packets lying on the floor and soiled toilets", according to a report in the Hindu. Is it that fast? 
Indian Railways claimed that this would be the fastest-ever train in India, at a top operational speed of 160 km/hr. A quick search for other trains between Delhi and Agra reveals the fastest one before this, Bhopal Shatabdi, clocked over 150 km/hr in stretches.  Another metric showcased by the Railways was the journey time. The claim was set at 100 minutes. The train indeed covered the 188 km in 99 minutes. The runners-up, Shatabdi, reaches Agra in 117 minutes, but it departs from New Delhi railway station, which makes its journey 7km longer than Gatimaan, which originates at Nizamuddin.  Facilities The upgraded LHB (Linke Hofmann Busch) coaches looked pretty ordinary on the outside but featured LED reading lights, cushioned push-back seats, bio-toilets, and fragrance microbursters. Each coach had hosts and hostesses, suited up in blue blazers, beige collars and black trousers, who served packaged food out of a trolley. The catering style and etiquette was redolent of an airline, so was the food. 
reshareit Veg and non-veg meals, further divided into north and south Indian snacks, were accompanied by sliced fruits and vegetables and tetrapacks of juice in the eight general AC coaches. Its appeal, though, lay in the packaging. The meals were reportedly fancier in the two executive coaches, and included muesli and cake too. Catering and a wee bit more legroom apart (due to fewer seats), an executive coach had no telling difference from its poorer cousin. Its ticket price, however, stood twice as high at Rs 1,500, compared to Rs 750 of the general AC coach. The train's capacity is 736 passengers in its 10 coaches.
IBNLive True to the coaches' airline ambience, there was infotainment on board, but it wasn't free Wi-Fi as expected. A new service called MyFreeTV, in a tie-up with the Railways, offered offline videos that could be accessed on a smartphone through their hotspot and a clumsy sign-up process. Saxena said it made more sense to have offline content than expect people to buffer online videos through patchy internet connectivity en route. However, the service in question was a wormhole to the past. The movies dated back to 70s and 80s Bollywood and comedy clips featured Raju Srivastav and the late Jaspal Bhatti. I'd rather look out a window and brood. The chairman of MyFreeTV said they would upgrade the menu in due time but were keener on shorter videos since "you can't finish a movie in 100 minutes". Moreover, the Railways would do well to pull the plug on the relentless shehnai music that plagued the public address system through the journey.

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Apr 06 2016 (21:12)
Trump Is The President   6509 blog posts   1641 correct pred (72% accurate)
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Wait for a few more days when these hostesses will start asking for tips etc. Let the fun begin. IMHO this will be a super flop show. I just pray to GOD that this train doesn't derail and scare off the potential foreign tourists.
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Mar 22 2016 (16:03)   गतिमान एक्सप्रेस के फाइनल ट्रायल में ट्रेन से कटे दो बच्चे

विश्व नाथ*^   3547 news posts
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दिल्ली-आगरा के बीच चलने वाली सेमी हाईस्पीड ट्रेन गतिमान का सातवां ट्रायल मंगलवार को दो परिवारों पर भारी पड़ गया। दिल्ली से आगरा तक तो ट्रेन बिना किसी गड़बड़ी के आ गई, लेकिन वापसी के दौरान आगरा से मथुरा जाते वक्त रुनकता के पास ट्रेन की चपेट में आकर दो बच्चों की मौत हो गई। इसके बाद आगरा-मथुरा के बीच पेंटो में खराबी आ गई ट्रेन को मथुरा तक डीजल इंजन लगा कर रवाना किया गया। वहां से दूसरा इंजन लगा ट्रेन दिल्ली भेजी गई।
दिल्ली-आगरा के बीच चलने वाली सेमी हाईस्पीड ट्रेन गतिमान का सातवां ट्रायल मंगलवार को किया गया। ट्रेन सुबह 8.05 बजे दिल्ली से आगरा को रवाना होकर 10.50 बजे आगरा कैंट रेलवे स्टेशन पर पहुंची। आगरा कैंट से
10.50 बजे ट्रेन वापस दिल्ली को रवाना हुई। यहां से रवाना होने के कुछ देर के बाद ही रुनकता के पास खेलते-खेलते रेलवे लाइन पर पहुंच गए दो बच्चे 11 वर्षीय अरविंद पुत्र महेश और आठ साल का छोटू पुत्र मुकेश गतिमान एक्सप्रेस ट्रेन की चपेट में आ गए।इनकी मौके पर ही मौत हो गई। दोनों बच्चे नगला जऊपुरा, पनवारी के रहने वाले बताए जा रहे हैं। इधर मथुरा जंक्शन से पहले ही अड़ूकी के पास खंभा संख्या 1393/ 22 पर 11.47 बजे ट्रेन का पैंटो में खराबी आ गई। इसकी जानकारी पर मथुरा जंक्शन से डीजल इंजन भेजा गया। डीजल इंजन एक बजे ट्रेन को मथुरा जंक्शन तक खींच कर ले गया। वहां पर दूसरा पैंटो चालू कर गतिमान को दिल्ली के लिए रवाना किया गया।गतिमान के ट्रायल के दौरान हादसे में दो बच्चों की मौत और फिर ट्रेन के पैंटो में खराबी आने की घटना की रेलवे जांच कराएगा। इसके लिए रेलवे बोर्ड ने जांच के आदेश दिए हैं। इधर डीआरएम कार्यालय ने भी गड़बड़ी की जांच के लिए एक टीम का गठन कर दिया है। यह टीम दोनों मामलों की जांच करेगी।
गतिमान 110 मिनट में तय करेगी सफर
गतिमान ने मंगलवार को दिल्ली से आगरा आते वक्त अपना सफर 110 मिनट में तय किया। हालांकि दिल्ली जाते वक्त दुर्घटना और गड़बड़ी के कारण ट्रेन को लंबा वक्त लग गया। गतिमान में सवार होकर आगरा पहुंचे रेलवे के अधिकारियों ने बताया कि फिलहाल ट्रेन का समय 110 मिनट मान कर इसे चलाने की तैयारी है।

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Mar 22 2016 (19:40)
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MAGLEV par ek baar investment kar k Chalaayen . Speed ka tanta hi khatam . 603 kmph par chalega . Ndls - Bombay 2.30 hrs me . Svdk - Kanyakumari 5 hrs flat . All India Shatabdis . No Rajdhanis .

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