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General Travel
Jul 09 2014 (12:08)   12977/Marusagar SF Express (PT)

deepuipr   23 blog posts
Entry# 1158829            Tags   Past Edits
Iam planning to travel in this train from ERS to Jaipur and return in the month of october last week november first week in 3rd ac along with my wife. how is the punchuality, cleanliness and quality of food available in this train

Jul 09 2014 (13:50)
Anshul Vipat~   7950 blog posts   1878 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1158829-1            Tags   Past Edits
This train is a popular NWR train. This train is punctual upto PNVL from where it often gets late by 20-30 mins since rest of the section is single non electrified. Coaches are clean and well maintained. Pantry Car is available but i have no idea about the quality of food.

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Jul 09 2014 (15:22)
RK*^~   1562 blog posts   220 correct pred (56% accurate)
Re# 1158829-3            Tags   Past Edits
Well described by Mr Anshul, except that it is NWR train and not WR. A very clean and punctual train. Sometimes gets delayed in KR, but the time is made up once it crosses KR

Jul 21 2014 (12:07)
Sreejith Thadathil   32 blog posts
Re# 1158829-4            Tags   Past Edits
It's a good train. Pantry is also good. Mostly serving North Indian dishes. Ac Coaches are very clean. Sometimes' delayed in KR, But almost reaches the destination on time.

Jul 24 2014 (16:40)
SummerOf02 Matsyagandha   256 blog posts   4 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1158829-5            Tags   Past Edits
one of the very good and fast trains of Konkan railway.

Jul 24 2014 (17:47)
srijit79~   202 blog posts
Re# 1158829-6            Tags   Past Edits
12977 is a nice train.......and anyways, you dont have any other option between kerala and jaipur ajmer.......
General Travel
Jan 08 2013 (15:04)   12617/Mangala Lakshadweep SF Express

Shan H Fernandes   948 blog posts   183 correct pred (59% accurate)
Entry# 635183            Tags   Past Edits
Has this train ever been spotted with WAP-5 ? I see the loco link for Igatpuri-NZM mentioned in the forum as WAP 4/5 GZB/ET Shed or BSL WAM .

Jan 11 2013 (18:01)
deepuipr   23 blog posts
Re# 635183-1            Tags   Past Edits
never, mostly it gets BSL WAM 4 from Igatpuri and occassionely BSL WAP 4
General Travel
Jan 11 2013 (13:25)   12625/Kerala Express (PT)

Guest: 7e444388   show all posts
Entry# 638291            Tags   Past Edits
When will Kerala exp get an LHB rake?

Jan 11 2013 (18:00)
deepuipr   23 blog posts
Re# 638291-1            Tags   Past Edits
It will not get lhb for next 7 years. Even if it get lhb Trivandrum division of SR will not be able to maintain it properly. For Tamilnadu express mostly coaches are recently bulit and not earlier than 2007, whereas kerala uses coaches made of 1990, 1991, 92 and 93
General Travel
Oct 22 2012 (13:55)   12284/Hazrat Nizamuddin - Ernakulam Duronto Express | ST/Surat (4 PFs)

Guest: 2ea45597   show all posts
Entry# 559001            Tags   Past Edits
The Unsolved and biggest Mystery of Indian Railway..why NZM - ERS Duronto halts at Surat.. there is no water filling, no loco change no crew change nothing then also it halts there why ? any reason ?

Oct 22 2012 (14:04)
deepuipr   23 blog posts
Re# 559001-1            Tags   Past Edits
This train is of no use for passengers from Kerala. Either convert it to superfast or to an all ac with pantry and limited stops. if IR want to continue it as Duronto, please reduce the running time by minimum 3 hrs.

Oct 22 2012 (14:13)
Guest: 2ea45597   show all posts
Re# 559001-2            Tags   Past Edits
presently its running on monsoon timings

Oct 23 2012 (15:59)
deepuipr   23 blog posts
Re# 559001-3            Tags   Past Edits
It has five minutes halt in Surat during the normal timetable also. many trains are overtaking and I am going to travel on this train on 3rd Nov from NZM to ERS
General Travel
Oct 13 2012 (23:07)   12432/Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin - Thiruvananthapuram Central Rajdhani Express

S V Iyer*^~   13623 blog posts   12348 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 550626            Tags   Past Edits
My complaint to IR:

Dear Sir,
Through this Grievance Redressal Forum, I wish to draw your attention to the absurd timings of 12432 H. Nizamuddin (NZM) - Trivandrum (TVC) Rajdhani Express. As of now, it departs NZM at 11.00 hours to arrive at TVC at around 09.30 am on the third day during monsoon and 05.30 am on the third day,
at other times. As a result, it has to travel through the state of Kerala in the wee hours of the night. As a result many passengers, especially those travelling to Northern Kerala stand inconvenienced.
2. Moreover, this train needs to be speeded up as it is the premier train of the nation, besides increasing the frequency of this train to daily due to high demand for this train which is the fastest connector from Kerala to the capital.
3. Accordingly, I like to propose new timings for this train as under:
H. Nizamuddin ------- 19:15(D)
Kota Jn. 23:50(A) 0:00(D)
Vadodara Jn. 6:05(A) 6:15(D)
Vasai road 11:00(A) 11:05(D)
Panvel 12:20(A) 12:25(D)
Madgaon 20:00(A) 20:10(D)
Mangalore Jn. 0:45(A) 0:50(D)
Kozhikode 4:20(A) 4:30(D)
Ernakulam Jn. 7:45(A) 7:50(D)
Trivandrum Ctrl 11:30(A)  -------
The following will be the benefits from the proposed run:
a. Convenient Timings.
b. Faster run during night time.
c. Entering Kerala at early dawn so that it reaches the capital before noon. This may also lead to increased patronage between Kozhikode / Ernakulam to Trivandrum.
d. During Monsoons it can leave H. Nizamuddin at 17:00 hours so that it reaches Mangalore by 0:45 hrs.
4. In the similar manner, 12431 Trivandrum H. Nizamuddin Rajdhani can be speeded up by around 3.5 hours during Monsoons and around 2 hours during non monsoon.
I request you to kindly consider the same in light of above and do the needful.

Y . F

13 posts - Mon Oct 15, 2012

Oct 16 2012 (09:10)
S V Iyer*^~   13623 blog posts   12348 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 550626-14            Tags   Past Edits
Agreed that for a prestigious train like Rajdhani, there is an urgent need to reduce running time by 4 hours in monsoon and min 6 hours during non monsoon (both ways).

However, writing to Northern railways will not be useful as I have already received a reply that this Raj covers just 53 kms in their zone. It will be better is this suggestion is put to all zonal railways through which it passes. I have done so earlier and waiting 4 replies.

Please see attachment for list of Email IDs of Zonal Heads & Railway Board

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Oct 16 2012 (17:35)
deepuipr   23 blog posts
Re# 550626-19            Tags   Past Edits
Thank you for providing the e-mail- contacts. With the present schedule, it will be difficult to speed up this train. It is better to change the departure time from NZM after 7 PM. By increasing the speed, the train can reach Trivandrum by 11 AM a day after the departure by consuming approximately 40 Hrs.
Return journey from Trivandrum can also adjusted accordingly atleast during Non Monsoon timetable.

Oct 16 2012 (22:02)
S V Iyer*^~   13623 blog posts   12348 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 550626-20            Tags   Past Edits
Exactly, what I was speaking of... Do refer the entry 0 (my suggestion) & 1 (IRs reply) of this blog...

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Oct 17 2012 (18:14)
deepuipr   23 blog posts
Re# 550626-25            Tags   Past Edits
Instead of diverting this train through coimbatore, it is always better to start a new rajadani service from NZM to TVC through Erode coimbatore route with different timings and different rakes may be for 2 services a week. Now SWR has taken responsibility of Bangalore rajdhani likewise SR can start and handle the new service. Now the availability of LHB rakes have increased, it will not be difficult to start new service which can even announce in the coming rail budget. I am sure, that service will be hit from day one on wards.

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Oct 18 2012 (13:37)
deepuipr   23 blog posts
Re# 550626-31            Tags   Past Edits
Doubling of KR line is out of question for another decade. Difficult to get environmental clearances and also the financial aspect needs to be looked. Further, is it possible to make a second line without drilling the existing tunnels

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General Travel
Oct 17 2012 (18:26)   12284/Hazrat Nizamuddin - Ernakulam Duronto Express

deepuipr   23 blog posts
Entry# 554113            Tags   Past Edits
Today, i noticed an astonishing fact that this super crawler Duronto is slower than Maharastra Sampark Kranti Express 12908 between Nizamudin and Mumbai. For the fellow bloggers information, both follows the same time slot in this route, but slower by almost 45 minutes to one hour. Further this train also slower than 12223 Mumbai LTT- ERS route. Therefore, I do not think it will be difficult for IR to reduce the running time of this service by at least 2 to 2.30 Hrs from the current running time. Look forward to receive comments from other bloggers.

1 posts - Wed Oct 17, 2012

Oct 17 2012 (18:57)
deepuipr   23 blog posts
Re# 554113-2            Tags   Past Edits
It is not the monsoon timetable which is worse than the normal timetable. i noted the above points on the basis of the normal timetable

Oct 17 2012 (19:00)
Science is better than Engineering and Technology*^~   13734 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 554113-3            Tags   Past Edits
very difficult sir. since KR is single and CSTM NZM is vested with more priority trains than this one.

Oct 17 2012 (19:15)
deepuipr   23 blog posts
Re# 554113-4            Tags   Past Edits
either scrap this train or convert it into normal Superfast express

Oct 17 2012 (19:20)
God of Underworld   909 blog posts   6 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 554113-5            Tags   Past Edits
i agree with you its should be convert into a superfast train instead of duronto only a loss for railway.

Oct 17 2012 (19:31)
Science is better than Engineering and Technology*^~   13734 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 554113-6            Tags   Past Edits
write to higher officials of Indian Railways sir
General Travel
Oct 15 2012 (14:34)   12432/Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin - Thiruvananthapuram Central Rajdhani Express

Guest: 7fcca289   show all posts
Entry# 551853            Tags   Past Edits
Why Railways Want to Waste Diesels on Electric Route, Loco Change for this train and kerela Sampark Kranti express and Group can be Changed at Panvel Instead of Vadodara, AC lo0cos can easily go till Panvel
Also Diesel Prices have gone high and IR specnds 1/4 of Diesels on White elephants

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Oct 15 2012 (15:57)
deepuipr   23 blog posts
Re# 551853-3            Tags   Past Edits
There is no Electric Trip Shed in Panvel. Only after building such trip shed, IR will shift the loco change to Panvel from existing vadodara.

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General Travel
Sep 08 2012 (18:47)   12283/Ernakulam - Hazrat Nizamuddin Duronto Express

Guest: 43492106   show all posts
Entry# 522595            Tags   Past Edits
A Longest Non Stop Duronto Express running with just Avg 58 KM/HR(So sad). Now days even Ordinary Superfast train's with Rusted ICF rakes is running with Aug Speed 60 to 70 KM/HR..
This Duronto is also wasting too much of diesel (Leading a big LOSS to IR)

So we had recommended IR to increase the speed of this train and run it through the fully electrified route as stated below
ERS : 22:00
CBE : 00:25 - 00:35(206)
RU : 06:00 - 06:10
BZA : 10:30 - 10:40
NGP : 18:40 - 18:50
BPL : 23:00 - 23:10
JHS : 02:05 - 02:10
NZM : 07:30
Avg Speed: 82 KM/HR

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Sep 26 2012 (16:23)
deepuipr   23 blog posts
Re# 522595-12            Tags   Past Edits
It is possible to reduce the running time of this train without changing its present route. Since there is no commercial stoppages, it can divert through the Kerala route without touching Coimbatore. End to end WAP 7 or WAP 5 loco usage will certainly reduce drastically the running time in the new route

Sep 26 2012 (16:32)
Hercule Poirot~   6459 blog posts   144 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 522595-13            Tags   Past Edits
but this is extra 200kms..

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Aug 09 2012 (15:49)   12431/Thiruvananthapuram Central - Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express

S V Iyer*^~   13623 blog posts   12348 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 500658            Tags   Past Edits
I was just analyzing the journey run of this train.

1. I notice that this train takes same time to reach from TVC to MAJN both during monsoon & non monsoon. It is shocking to discover that it covers this stretch at an avg speed of 59kmph much below the avg speed of other Rajs. If it runs at min. of 80 kmph in Kerala state alone, it would reduce travel time by minimum of 2.5 hours. This stretch has double lines which can withstand 110kmph, so attaining 80kmph should
not be a problem.

2. The Avg speed of the train in Monsoon at present between PNVLto NZM is 68 kmph when 12951 BCT Raj attains 90 kmph avg. Thus another couple of hours can be saved if its runs at min 90 kmph.

3.PNVL – BSR is now fully AC section. GOC WDP 3 can be replaced with WAP 5 /7 at PNVL itself to make it run faster in PNVL – BRC stretch.
Same goes for the pair train 12432. If the above is taken care, only then will it become a premier Raj train of Kerala.
Your comments pls.

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Aug 20 2012 (18:19)
deepuipr   23 blog posts
Re# 500658-8            Tags   Past Edits
By speeding up and giving priority it can reduce the running time from NZM to Panavel by minimum one hour from existing running time and also reduce 45 to 50 minutes from Panavel to Mangalore especially during non monsoon period. Further the present running time from from Mangalore to Shornur was set up way beck in 199, when the whole section was single. Since, it is passing this strech during night, it can save another 30 minutes in this section also. Recently SR decided to increase the speed of train in Shornur -Ernakulam strech another 20 minutes can be saved. Hence, my suggestion is if the Northern Railway decides to fine tune the existing timetable, the running time of this train can be reduced by a minimum of 2hrs 30 minutes in both directions.
look forward to receive comments from other bloggers.

Aug 20 2012 (18:26)
Next Target 300 LHB trains^~   81706 blog posts   5226 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 500658-9            Tags   Past Edits
In monsson season this raj is overtaken by bct duronto on REGULAR basis because it arrives kota before time.

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Oct 31 2011 (17:54)   12284/Hazrat Nizamuddin - Ernakulam Duronto Express

deepuipr   23 blog posts
Entry# 270576            Tags   Past Edits
further to my earlier blogs, IR should change the route of this train through nagpur and AP, which is the shortest fully electrified. If IR allot a WAP 5 loco, it can easily reach ERS within 36-37 hrs through this route. Since most of the offices in delhi is closed on sat and sun, this train will get god response id it change its days of operation to start from nizamuddin on friday 9.30 pm through the new route.
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