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Aug 28 (1:06PM)   18464/Prashanti Express        

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Avoid this train if possible as it really gets dirty on the down run and doesn't have time to be cleaned at SBC. Am talking about SL class. Pantry overcharges passengers and when you question them they get really upset and agitated. SL coaches,washbasins and toilets are absolutely dirty and unhygienic to the core. Too many beggars and transgenders on the train. One of the worst trains I have traveled in. Last year I had traveled in this train but guess wasn't this bad.

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this train use to be so good when it started from VSKP it became horrible ever since it was extended to BBS
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Sep 07 (4:04PM)   16232/Mysore - Mayiladuthurai Express | TP/Tiruchirappalli Fort (3)        

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In my recent visit to Trichy, found that Tiruchirapalli Junction is lcoated away from what can be considered the main town while this Fort station is close to City centre and main bus stand
Considering this train having halt at Trichy fort as well as the BHEL station of Tiruchi (Tiruverumbur), this train can halt at TP, and use the freight bye-pass line to Tiruverumbur instead of going and reversing at TPJ which can save about 20 minutes of its travel time at least
Opinions please

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TP is in Thillai Nagar area and near old town whereas TPJ is in cantonment area around which has a lot of new colonies have come up
TP is in Thillai Nagar area and near old town whereas TPJ is in cantonment area around which has a lot of new colonies have come up. Even the main bu stand is at TPJ.

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Yes- but the main town bus stand seems to be the chatram bus stand near the Fort- Major town services from junction bound to places like Srirangam too empty at chatram bus stand and go for a long halt which ideally means changing 2 buses is faster for long distances in Town- only mofussil bus stand is located close to TPJ
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Sep 06 (7:56PM)   02006/Karmali - Mumbai LTT Double Decker Special        
 

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Sep 06 2014 (7:57PM)
Little drops came from eyes as I left
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GOOD BYE GANPATI BAPPA :(
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FIRST TIME IN AC COACH
FIRST TIME IN PREMIUM
FIRST TIME IN DOUBLE DECKER TRAIN
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The day when I returned back to Mumbai :(
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2nd September, the day when I returned from my native place. Exact as clock strikes 6:00am, My eyes opened wide. Was very sad but little excited too. At 6:50, Dad
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and I departed from my house towards Kankavli Railway Station. Little drops came from eyes as I left. I saw a board outside KKW station building. The board says that the full Kankavli city is installed with free wi-fi network. I quickly started using Kankavli_Y5. Climbed steps and reached on 1st floor where my dad told me to check the CC and chart. As I saw the chart, I was confused seeing the name of our IRI Admin JOSHUA MENDONCA** with seat no. C1U 111. We had our communication thru whatsapp. I founded him on PF#1. He told me earlier that 'A surprise waiting for u' This was his surprise. We had a talk by the time our breakfast arrived. Announcement made that 12133 will arrive on PF#1 and 02006 on PF#2. All ran towards FOB and reached PF#2. It was muddy. 12133 arrived with WDG3a of Kalyan #13360. Soon after our train too arrived which was hauled with WDG3a of Kalyan #14812. I founded my seat. Kept the bag. Train Deprated and managed to reach 75kmph 3mins. TTE arrived in Civil dress. Train was roaring at 75kmph and soon our breakfast arrived. Menu was 2 bread slice, butter, Kachori and tomato sauce. We are looped at Nandgaon where 10111 with WDP4B crossed us at 90kmph. After we had our breakfast we were roaming in the train. Went to C2 which was totally empty. At Adavali, Dadar - Sawantwadi Rajya Rani was waiting for us. Went to seat till we reached Ratnagiri. We arrived Ratnagiri, well 5 mins before time. Everyone of the coach had a photoshoot at Ratnagiri. Train Departed on time. Crossed Bhoke where 01037 LTT-RN Spl was waiting. TTE again arrived and Fined some of the Passengers who entered DD with General ticket. Now Dad, Josh and I went to sit at center table where Dad and Josh was talking about RLY's and I was busy capturing Waterfalls from window. We are now stopped at Savarda where a DAD will cross his SON :P JNS furiously crossed DD. We arrived Chiplun, 20 mins before time. At Chiplun the water tank of our coach broke.

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Ratnagiri is the home of Alphanso mangoes.

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106466933670911801064148602789055327098692n.jpgGeorgetown South Transit with EMD in the lead.
Got it over from here
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Incredible design ain't it, with one EMD and also a power car in the rear which acts like a pull push train, bi level train, acts as transit service.
IR should plan somethings like this, maybe in near future.

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More info here. Toronto Area GO Transit. See page 8 click here

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In Month of September .... Mostly Announced Train Runs till Katra...!!

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Aug 31 (12:32PM)        

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Only in India minorities get subsidy to visit their holy places but the majority hindus have to pay premium to visit theirs. Unacceptable.

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Yes :/
Currently 1 premium is in action as a special and other 5 will be starting soon....
They should some Garib Rath also for the poor people....!!!
"Increbile IR"

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Aug 28 (1:15PM)   16217/Mysore-Sainagar Shirdi Express        

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#admin this train doesn't go via Gooty. The train travels from KLU via Hanuman Circle to GTL. Please correct it.

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Aug 24 (3:24PM)   16231/Mayiladuthurai-Mysore Express        
 

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Upstream the Kaveri
Date 21st August 2014
Kaveri- A river that connects the sugar belt of Karnataka and Rice belt of Tamilnadu and a complete farmer's river and sometimes a conflict for politicians- Well rivers and trains have few commonalities and few differences
Like a river, train too winds its way along rugged path and is blue in colour though rivers pass in paths where trains actually cannot pass- Anyway Train runs throughout the year unlike soem monsoon fed rivers- and 16231/32 Mayiladuthurai-Mysore Express is one of the trains which is always flooded with crowd be it weekend travellers or the people visiting home towns for some marriages
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my place at Mayiladuthurai, about 30 kms from where the River kaveri meets the sea and proceed to Mayiladuthurai station enroute to which I witness the calmly flowing river making her way to the sea. I reach the Mayiladuthurai station at 17:15hrs only to find it completely occupied and 16231 Mysore Express being stationed on PF-5- Well 1st time I actually realised that this tiny town has 5 platforms as against expected 3- Went past the platforms through FoB the Pf-3 occupied by a GOC WDM-2 awaiting departure as the villupuram passenger on one side as the other end of the platform was the 76825 thanjavur DMU in green livery. PF-4 was occupied by the arrived rake of 56822 TEN-MV passenger as the GOC WDM2 detached itself and went pass the siding to attach itself to the other side of the rake to take it back to TPJ for its Primary maitainence. In the end, it uncoupled the SLR coach and put it in MV sidings before moving again to attach itself to remaining portion of the train. Went to check our loco which was Erode WDM-3A
Though having a Upper berth in S7 54, settled in SLB 55 as for sure no one would be turning up till Thanjavur where the train gets crowded to max. At sharp 17:45hrs the loco let out the horn and pulled out of MV junction takign the curve
Rains had been moderate this year and water having been let out for the 18th day of Aadi month, fields were showing some signs of greenery having taken some water of the river Kaveri. We had scheduled halts at Kuttalam and Aduthurai, both halts allocated for reasons unknown with no one boarding or de-boarding and pulled into the next major town of Kumbakonam onto Pf-1 at 18:30hrs on Pf-1 where a huge crowd boarded our train- After a 10 min long halt we proceeded at 18:40hrs
Though KMU is not so very well served by this river, its after this that we cross the numerous branches of this river along with canals. the canals did not have much of water, but all the main branches had some sort of good flow as train cut them across at good speeds. Crossing the Alco hauled 56039 Extended passenger to MV at Sundaraperumalkoil, we halted again at deserted station of Papanasam
After a 35 min ride from Kumbakonam, we curved into the district head quarters of Thanjavur junction, one of the major town and district that depends majorly on the Kaveri for its fields. The light of the Gopuram Tower of the 1000 year old Raja Raja cholan built thanjore Big temple welcomed us into the station We pulled in on to platform 1 as the uzhavan Express rake was berthed on 3a nd here the train for completely full with visitors from Thanjavur, Nagore and Velankanni flocking the only available option to the IT city. Few minutes later a chugging was heard on PF-4 as the 56812 passenger to MV pulled in onto Pf-4 after which we got the starter
After crossing one or 2 more bridges across some branches, we pulled into Tiruverumbur, a halt majorly allotted for BHEL employees, signalling our arrival into the bigger town of Trichy . We proceed soon further as the chord line from Chennai meets us at Golden Rock (GOC) with a BOXN rake. We pull in past an awaiting goods at TPJ bye-pass hauled by a WDG-4 and enter on PF-2 of TPJ at 20:25 hrs with GOC wDP-4B hauled TEN-TPJ ICE waiting on PF-5. Got down and brought myself packets of lemon rice and curd rice (Rs.20/- each) and boarded as our engine reversed to attach on the other side as a ED wDM-3A brought in the rake of Erode-Trichy passenger onto Pf-1 RSA with the TEN-ED pass which was a slip coach to the rake spotted at MV earlier the evening
at 20:50 hrs we got the starter and proceeded past Palakarai station to halt at Trichy fort, the Rock fort temple of Trichy welcoming us with the light on the top. We proceed past to cross the river Kaveri again as the gopuram of Srirangam temple gave a magnificient look across the river, as it forms an island around the temple town along with the branch river of Kollidam. We loop in for an unscheduled halt at Muttarasanallur at 21:20hrs where GOC WDP-4B hauled 16860 MAQ-MS Express via TPJ blasted past. It was time to go to sleep for havign to proceed to work next day
As i proceed to sleep. 16231 ensured it doesnt lose track of the river. The river and its canals ensure it gave us company until we crossed Karur. We proceeded to Erode for a halt and loco reversal and crossed the river Kaveri for one last time in Tamilnadu at Kaveri station and blasted on the double track ensured that we arrive to the town of SA at 01:05 as the announcement blared about the incoming 12601 MaQ Mail from MAS. Salem, the closest major town to Stanley reservoir or the Mettur Dam the 1st storage place for the river as it makes its way into Tamilnadu
We proceed away from the MAS bound line into the single unelectrified territorry and winding our way through the Shevaroyan hills we proceed after a minor halt at DPJ, the closest town to the famous Hogenakkal Falls on the TN-KA border. From here, the train winds its way close to the border while the river's winding path downstream is through the Kollegal and Kanakapura districts completely bye-passing the main city.
16231 not left far behind, try to stay close to the border as it makes its way to the dry decidious forests of the Denakanikottai-anekal-Bannerghatta region forming a elephant corridor just behind the IT City. The recent signboards puts up a speed restriction for LP's to watch out for elephants as the 21 coacher proceed past to cross the border town of Hosur to enter into KA which immediately marks the entry into the Bangalore city limits
After a long deep sleep, I wake up at 5:20AM where chugging alco twins haul past us with a freight at CRLM station, the connector to the IT sector of the city. We proceed past the curves at bYPL passing through the city whose drinking water needs are served by the mighty cauvery whom we have trailed all the way. Proceed past BNC at 6AM to stop at outer as the RPM WAP1 hauled 12028 shatabdi to chennai makes its way past us and we proceed to halt on Pf-5 of SBC at 6:20AM with Pf-7 having occupied by the MKM bound pass hauled by Sapthagiri liveried WAM4 from aJJ shed and the Erode WDM-3A twins moving out with 12677 bound to ERS from PF-3 as the RSA pair 12608 Lalbagh and 12610 Express to chennai occupy the Pf-1 and PF-2 respectively
I bid goodbye to the train, which gulped in the awaiting passengers at sBC as it changes its journey to office goers Express having a 3hr journey left to pass through the fertile sugar belt of Mandya region and the historical town of Srirangapatna (Incidentally, similar to Srirangam has near TPJ is a island formed by Kaveri) and branch Pashimavahini to end its journey to nearest town of KRS dam/Brindavan gardends on river Kaveri just about 100 kms away from the birth place of the river nestled in the western ghats in the district of Madikeri
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I think this train should be renamed Cauvery(Kaveri) Exp and the present day Kaveri Exp renamed as Cooum(Kooum) Exp.

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Cooum unfortunately has attached to itself a bad/foul tag, Jay, so probably Adyar Express may be an alternative.

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Actually Cooum was a proper river with boating,clean drinking water for Chennai etc. Over population and Government apathy has led it to its present state.
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gauriganeshacard2.jpgWishing everyone at IRI a very Happy Gowri-Ganesha. Gowri-Ganesha Habbada ShubhashayagaLu.

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Thanks sir and wishing everyone a very happy Gowri-Ganesha festival.
Gowri Vrath pooja is on in full swing at my place.

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I think they don't get combined(Pooja wise) but just a way of saying. Usually they come a day apart and rarely on the same day.

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Ho OK. Thanks Jay for I learnt something new today.

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That apart, Gowri pooja is a ladies only affair while Ganesh pooja is gents only (with ladies help of course) affair. The food too is grand and elaborate for Ganesh's pooja. Am I right?

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Gowri is pretty much a female affair unlike Ganesha
Yes you are right. Gowri is pretty much a female affair unlike Ganesha. My area Gandhi Bazaar gets super active during these festivals. Lot of concerts also take place at National College Grounds. Cant wait to eat Modaks tomorrow.

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Thanks Jay... I wish you and all members of IRI a happy and prosperous Gowri-Ganesha Festival
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fotor082552034.jpgFriends will be traveling to Guntakal from Bangalore this morning on this train. Plan to visit Kasapuram Hanuman Temple if it not too hot there. Will be taking Prashanti Express back tomorrow. Hope to bring you all some live updates depending on connectivity. Thanks.

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image.jpgGot to SBC early as was bored at my house.

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Now may be its not hot comparing to june or july @gtl, happy journey

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image.jpgHare Krishna Veg Restaurant. Cheap and better quality food than inside RS.

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image.jpgKadamba fast food inside main concourse. Very good filter coffee available for ₹10

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Happy journey Jay....any plans of coming towards HYB from GTL? :)

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image.jpgHindupur SBC passenger. Today lady TTE.

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Not this time. HYD has been long pending.

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Crossed an absolutely dirty looking Prashanti Exp
Crossed an absolutely dirty looking Prashanti Exp

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At Hindupur now.

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Dirty Prashanti? :O
Heard the train is called as "ECoR Queen"...

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Was super dirty

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image.jpgAt DMM now. Dal cabbage vada ₹10 for 2. Was hot and tasty.

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I think Hot and Tasty will be continued till night in the mouth of Vendors.

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Happy Journey...

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Hope now you aren't thinking twice for your return in prashanti tomorrow :)

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Will take my chances. Maybe a better rake.

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image.jpgAnantapur now . Samosas ₹10 for 5.

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Passing KLU

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image.jpgStopped at GTL outer. #admin train does not go via Gooty as mentioned in IRI.

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image.jpgAs retiring rooms were full I checked into a hotel for ₹300.

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image.jpgAnjeneya statue at Hanuman Circle.

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image.jpgJust got back after visiting Kasapuram Anjeneya Swamy Temple. 5 km from GTL.

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image.jpgComing to Andhra can I go back without buying some pickles? Hell no. Gongura,avakai and don't know the name of the other.

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image.jpgMain street of Guntakal.

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image.jpgMy hotel.

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These could have been good pictures if these were clear.

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Aug 25 2014 (8:03PM)
Need Anantapur to now be careful and my iPhones are all messed up
Samosas ₹10 for 5
to be careful and my iPhones are all messed up


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Couple of years back a Russian guy stole am my expensive at Arambol,Goa
Need to Anantapur be now careful and my iPhones are all messed up
Samosas ₹10 for 5
to be careful and my iPhones are all messed up
I agree. But cant help it when am traveling alone as I cant trust anyone with expensive cam when I need to use the restroom etc. Couple of years back a Russian guy stole my expensive at Arambol,Goa. Need to be careful and my iPhones are all messed up. Waiting for iPhone6 so that I can upgrade. Till then enjoy the bad quality pics.

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image.jpgMy room they have this sign but they have an ashtray. Railways women's Kabadi team is also staying here for some tournament. Some really nice eye candies.

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Andhara Andhra is a heaven


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Andhara is a heavan heaven


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Honestly Kerala is a nightmare for vegans and vegetarians like me
Andhara is a heavan
I have traveled a lot in South India in the last 2 decades alone and with my buddies. My verdict the best rice meal is from Andhra and the worst is from Kerala. This is my opinion along with a lot of my tourist buddies. Honestly Kerala is a nightmare for vegans and vegetarians like me. Andhra is a heaven.

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image.jpgJust got to GTL

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Just got into my 1999 made coach. Very dirty and people sleeping on the floor. IR should scrap coaches after 10 years.

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half of Railway would disappear.. and people dont sleep on the floor of old coaches only!

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Happy journey again :)

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Looks like some beggars convention is taking place at Anantapur. I counted 51 beggars from anantapur to dmm

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Happy Journey,Jay.Nice pictures

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I checked a couple of SL coaches. Absolutely only fit for cattle to travel. Washbasins clogged with pan and tobacco. Not acceptable in 21st century South India atleast. SSPN now. Overcharging by pantry staff. Train worse than Sangamitra and SBC GHY.

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Does this have PC or catered by vendors on board?

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Has PC. Stopped now at GBD.

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image.jpgAt YNK now
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Train Tag: Howrah - New Delhi Duronto Express/12273 added by Soumitra Chawathe**/301079
Station Tag: Kolkata Howrah Junction/HWH added by Soumitra Chawathe**/301079
OLD WINE IN NEW BOTTLE
Reposting perhaps the first ever trip report in IRI on a journey by a Duronto Exp undertaken by me in July 2011.
Vivek et al have been waiting with bated breath for an account of my journey by the HWH-NDLS Duronto and I am furnishing a detailed and ornamental narrative of my experiences. On Friday the 15th of July, while on the way from my office to Howrah Station, I decided to relinquish the services of my car at the banks of the River Hooghly opposite to Howrah Station. This was primarily to avoid the traffic congestion on the Howrah Bridge and the station premises and also as a time-saving measure. I, therefore, availed myself of the ferry service. A monsoon-drenched river in full flow
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with an accompanying drizzle was a sight to behold. Much akin to a sensuous Mandakini in bathing attire or rather the lack of it in late Raj Kapoor’s RAM TERI GANGA MAILI, if I were to borrow from the colourful vocabulary and style of RAILFAN86.
Reached Howrah at 11.50 am, 70 mns ahead of the scheduled departure of my train. Was loitering in both the Old and New Complexes in search of the SER timetable. Finally found one at the Wheeler’s bookstall at the New Complex. This was in addition to the TAAG which already formed part of my modest luggage of one shoulder bag. At 12.20 I went back to the Old Complex Platform 9, which was the scheduled platform for my train to depart, but I found it usurped by an illegal occupant, the VIBHUTI EXPRESS, which had just arrived at 12.10 pm, more than 4 hours late.
And true to its infamous reputation, Howrah Station lived up to its tradition of last minute changes of the platform for arriving/departing trains, much to the chagrin and discomfort of the public. While all display boards indicated that the New Delhi Duronto would depart from Platform No. 9, there was an announcement at 12.30 pm that the departure will be from Platform No. 8. This resulted in a mad scramble among the waiting passengers. Fortunately both these platforms were on either side of the CAB ROAD and all one had to do was cross the road.
The term CAB ROAD is a bit of misnomer as CABS are not allowed to enter the CAB ROAD. The CAB ROAD is a unique feature of Howrah Station and I have not encountered this luxury elsewhere in India. If you go to Howrah station in a private car to board a train, you can enter the cab road by paying an entry fee of Rs. 100 and park your car in front of your coach, say B3, if you are lucky enough to find parking space. All you now have to do is walk 10 metres or thereabouts and board your coach. However, if you find parking space opposite B1, then just a few metres is required. Of course this is possible only if your train departs from platforms 8 or 9 of the Old Complex. A similar facility is available in platforms 21 and 22 of the New Complex. These 4 platforms are used for most of the prestigious trains like Rajdhanis, Kalka Mail, Poorva Express and the Durontos. Even otherwise, this facility is convenient if the train departs from any of the adjacent platforms as the extent of walking is minimised.
The empty rake of the 12273 Howrah Duronto Express trooped into Platform 8 at 12.35 pm and there was this unsemly surge to board the train as if it was a suburban local and would be leaving in the next 2 mns. After the initial rush was over I boarded and occupied my seat 59 in coach B3, having intentionally opted for an upper berth.
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MG Madras Egmore had a cab road. Don't know the present situation as haven't been to Egmore after its gauge conversion. Anyways great trip report.

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Yes. MG PF 2&3 can be reached by Cab/Auto/Van. RMS Van used to come inside. After it was made BG it was closed and also now we have 4 BG PF inplace of 3 spacious MG PFs.

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    मुजफ्फरपुर। गांधी जयंती पर स्टेशन को साफ रखने का जिम्मा सफाईकर्मियों का नहीं बल्कि रेल अधिकारियों व कर्मचारियों का होगा। प्रधानमंत्री कार्यालय ऐसा ही आदेश आया है। देशभर में ग्रेड ए वाले जंक्शन पर दो अक्टूबर को रेल अधिकारी व कर्मी श्रमदान करेंगे। इस दिन स्टेशन परिसर से गंदगी हटाने...
  • ए श्रेणी का हुआ रेलवे स्टेशन, बढ़ेंगी सुविधाएं  News Entry# 194718
    by: অনুপম**  Today (9:11PM)


    उन्नाव, जागरण संवाददाता: लगभग बीस हजार यात्री प्रतिदिन उन्नाव रेलवे स्टेशन से सफर करते हैं। इससे उन्नाव स्टेशन को बी श्रेणी से हटाकर ए श्रेणी में कर दिया गया है। अब ए श्रेणी के अनुसार स्टेशन पर सुविधाओं का विस्तार किया जाना है। रेलवे जनता की ही संपत्ति है इस...
  • Railways told not to cut trees for platforms  News Entry# 194717
    by: rdb**  Today (9:05PM)


    In a first of its kind order by the Kolkata-based Eastern Bench of National Green Tribunal (NGT), the Eastern Railway (ER) has been asked not to fell trees for passenger amenities in platforms. While many full-grown trees have already been felled in several railway stations on the Howrah Division, the...
  • Special trains on festivals  News Entry# 194716
    by: অনুপম**  Today (9:04PM)


    लखनऊ। दशहरा, बकरीद और दीपावली के मद्देनजर उत्तर रेलवे ने वाराणसी-चंडीगढ़ और लखनऊ-नागल डैम स्पेशल ट्रेन चलाने का एलान किया है। स्पेशल ट्रेनें 25 सितंबर से ट्रैक पर रफ्तार भरने लगेंगी। चंडीगढ़-वाराणसी के बीच 04912 स्पेशल ट्रेन 25 सितंबर से 27 नवंबर तक चलेगी। यह ट्रेन हर गुरुवार को चंडीगढ़...

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    Sep 07 (03:36PM)


    -@all members: This is an IMPORTANT reminder to all members that NO MONETARY transactions are permitted within the scope of IRI. Members are NOT ALLOWED to borrow/lend money to each other, book rail tickets for each other, introduce themselves as "IRI Members/Admins" and solicit monetary favours, asking to book rail tickets...
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    Sep 02 (07:04PM)


    With the roll out of new TTs, we are introducing 3 new enhancements: . 1. "To Be Introduced" trains: As the title implies, Admins may add Trains that are announced in the Budget and Not yet introduced, to this list, with WHATEVER tentative TT is available, and whatever sketchy or vague information...
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    Aug 21 (10:23PM)


    The new IRI logo can now be seen. Actually, we are reluctant to make changes to the logo (for the sake of recognizability and consistency), but some very slight modification was done this time. Here is the post-facto rationalization of the logo: . 1. The Chakra is the Wheel symbolizing Transportation/Travel which...
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    Feb 17 2014 (09:34PM)


    There was some persistent glitch, requiring us to stop and restart all the servers. This led to a 30 minute outage. Really sorry about that. Thanks for everyone's patience.
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    Feb 15 2014 (09:22PM)


    There have been some reports that the IRI Atlas is not visible. This seems to be some problem at the Google Maps end. To resolve this, please log out and log back in, and everything should start working. Thanks.
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    Jan 02 2014 (10:20AM)


    This is to notify all members that hereafter, topics on the subject of "Train xyz Running Empty ... # Seats Vacant ..." will be PROMPTLY DELETED. . Members of IRI need not worry themselves and lose sleep over "IR making losses". IR will take care of it. IR is, in all probability, monitoring their...
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