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Blog Posts by Vinay Bharadwaj*^~
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★★★  Travelogue
Jan 22 2017 (18:31)   76521/Yesvantpur - Nelamangala Rail Bus | YPR/Yesvantpur Junction (6 PFs)

Hareesh Mangalam*^~   3845 blog posts   43014 correct pred (77% accurate)
Entry# 2136326            Tags   Past Edits
Trip Report of an uneventful journey:
Without having anything to do on a lazy holiday morning, I set out to YPR today to fulfil one of my long-cherished dream of travelling in a Rail Bus. Earlier my idea of travelling the Rail Bus that was running between BWT and KQZ fell through when the Rail Bus was replaced by DEMU coaches. I was all too excited with a recent report in ‘Bangalore Mirror’ about this little bus running on tracks between YPR and NMGA. click here
enquiry with PRS clerk, while buying a ticket to NMGA, confirmed that the ‘train’ is departing from PF-1. The empty rake of 12292 was slowly being taken out of PF-2 for arrival for HWH-YPR SF Express. Since I was not able to see anything in most part of tracks on PF-1, I walked further towards the end of PF-1 and there it was the little Rail Bus, with the engines running and LP and ALP in their positions, all set to depart.
As expected, 12863 arrived at PF-2 around 7.35 and soon after the Rail Bus was given starter signal. There were just about 10 passengers of the a total seating capacity of 71. After sometime, the Bus accelerated and attained a decent speed of about 60-70 (I am not very good at calculating the speed while travelling on/in a vehicle, also I don’t know about the MPS of a Rail Bus). The sound at the time of acceleration was very loud, but not deafening. It might render the sound of your mobiles ringing inaudible, during acceleration. Also, the passenger could feel the jerk and swaying to sides more in a Rail Bus than a regular coach of a train, I felt.
Soon, it entered PF-2 on BAW. On PF-1 was the empty rake of 16569. Of all the passengers, 5 got down and only 1 passenger boarded from here. Later at SDVL, though one passenger, who seemed to be a regular traveller with whom LP seemed friendly, wanted to get down at SDVL, LP asked her to wait and slowed down the Bus a little further from the station, where she wanted to go. Still she was not happy because the Bus was stopped little further where she wanted to go and that she have to walk all the way back through the tracks. .......cont'd

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Jan 23 2017 (17:32)
Vinay Bharadwaj*^~   4706 blog posts   953 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2136326-9            Tags   Past Edits
Great write-up Hareesh...

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General Travel
Dec 29 2016 (22:28)  

knkprasad956*^~   2131 blog posts
Entry# 2109825            Tags   Past Edits
PG reply for renaming MAQ as Mangaluru Central

Jan 09 2017 (16:44)
Vinay Bharadwaj*^~   4706 blog posts   953 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2109825-1            Tags   Past Edits
Sir.. Send a tweet to Nalin Kateel and RM. We can retweet the same
General Travel
Nov 22 2016 (21:12)  

knkprasad956*^~   2131 blog posts
Entry# 2068267            Tags   Past Edits
IRCTC waives service charges on rly booking from 23/11/16 to 31/12/16. Source:www.irctc.co.in

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Nov 23 2016 (19:24)
Vinay Bharadwaj*^~   4706 blog posts   953 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2068267-3            Tags   Past Edits
Great move...
General Travel
Oct 13 2016 (13:57)  

sashwin99   234 blog posts   104 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 2021962            Tags   Past Edits
Can someone tell me which platform Chennai Bangalore morning Shatabdi will arrive and how to exit without climbing the steep ramp..thanks in advance!

Oct 13 2016 (14:42)
Vinay Bharadwaj*^~   4706 blog posts   953 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2021962-1            Tags   Past Edits
at which station?

Oct 14 2016 (19:53)
sashwin99   234 blog posts   104 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 2021962-2            Tags   Past Edits

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General Travel
Sep 19 2016 (14:24)   01414/Miraj - Solapur Passenger Special (UnReserved)

prashantspatil12   89 blog posts
Entry# 1996191            Tags   Past Edits
Miraj - solapur fast passenger will be converted to express. Source - sakal marathi newspaper,sangli edition.

Sep 19 2016 (14:30)
Vinay Bharadwaj*^~   4706 blog posts   953 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1996191-1            Tags   Past Edits
Good news.. But it should be extended to Kolhapur

Oct 13 2016 (22:49)
Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4064 blog posts   300 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1996191-2            Tags   Past Edits
Extending to KOP may be the reason why they are converting it to express.
★  General Travel
Sep 12 2016 (10:28)   GR/Gulbarga (4 PFs)

skumarvkulkarni~   1647 blog posts
Entry# 1988918            Tags   Past Edits
Please find the revenue earnings of last 7 years obtained from RTI for Gulbarga, Wadi, Shahabad railway stations to Solapur division of central Railways.
Few key observations:
1) Gulbarga, Wadi(including Wadi ACC), Shahabad stations give about 50% to 60%(average of last 7 years is 53%) of revenue to Solapur divison with only 37Kms of line( Gulbarga wadi distance is 37Kms). And solapur division has about 1000+kms under its judistriction.
Overall revenue of Gulbarga station is more than Solapur station for year 2015-16(it includes Passenger, Goods, Parcel, Publicity/communication). Gulbarga station revenue is 73 crores and Soalpur is 69 crores.
3) Gulbarga station can become A1 Station immediately if SOlapur division of Central Railways provides right quota. For example: For Basava there are only 12 berths for Gulbarga and people book from Hotgi or Bijapur. For Karnataka Express quota from Bangalore is 0. Also, gradually solapur division is reducing the quota for 22133/4 Solapur-Yeshvantpur exp
4) Gulbarga railway station revenue is more than Soalpur and yet it had not originating trains unlike solapur.
This grave injustice of tampering quotas for Gulbarga is to ensure that Gulbarga station doesnt get the A1 station. Please find the attached documents from RTI from Solapur division. The excell sheet contains data for 2009 till 2014. And the Picture file contains data for 2014 till 2016

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Sep 12 2016 (15:17)
Vinay Bharadwaj*^~   4706 blog posts   953 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1988918-6            Tags   Past Edits
Only 69 SL seats are allotted from SUR... This was corrected may be 3 months back

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Sep 12 2016 (15:37)
skumarvkulkarni~   1647 blog posts
Re# 1988918-8            Tags   Past Edits
even most of those 69 seats are booked by Gulbarga pax sir

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General Travel
Aug 01 2016 (22:18)   16528/Kannur - Yesvantpur (Via Salem) Express

Naushad P*^~   324 blog posts   17273 correct pred (57% accurate)
Entry# 1948898            Tags   Past Edits
Please check the arrival of 16528 at Banaswadi for the month of July 2016. Its always late by more than an hour. Is it not to make way for bus lobby. I had travelled earlier in the month of may it reached before 6.30 am at banaswadi. Most of the passengers get down here as the train takes more time to reach yeshwanthpur. But if you check the arrival history at ypr train may have reached on time most of the days, as running time given between banaswadi and ypr is more than an hour.

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Aug 04 2016 (00:36)
Vinay Bharadwaj*^~   4706 blog posts   953 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1948898-5            Tags   Past Edits
Our RM is very proactive. If we can get the proof, we can convince him with data

Aug 04 2016 (08:22)
Naushad P*^~   324 blog posts   17273 correct pred (57% accurate)
Re# 1948898-6            Tags   Past Edits
Already tweeted him with cc to propgt, drmsbc with all the data. No response
★★  Info Update
Aug 03 2016 (18:43)   BYPL/Baiyyappanahalli (2 PFs)

Vinay Bharadwaj*^~   4706 blog posts   953 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 1950913            Tags   Past Edits
Due to the REVISED time-table at BYPL, I had to lose Rs 1480 on my ticket cancellation. Tweeted the same to RM, SWR and DRMSBC. CRS of BYPL called me on 1st August and informed that the refund will be given and requested to take back my complaint. Me and my bro (Admin Vijeth) went to the counter this morning and they offered us the chair to sit and again requested to take back the complaint which I did after receiving the refund... I really sensed IR is chugging forward. Thanks a ton Suresh Prabhuji..

Aug 03 2016 (18:52)
Boxer Bhai~   38141 blog posts   12664 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 1950913-1            Tags   Past Edits
paise mile ki nahi last me

Aug 03 2016 (18:54)
Vinay Bharadwaj*^~   4706 blog posts   953 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1950913-2            Tags   Past Edits
Mila sir...

Aug 03 2016 (19:02)
knkprasad956*^~   2131 blog posts
Re# 1950913-3            Tags   Past Edits
Great effort

Aug 03 2016 (19:15)
©The Dark Lord™~   4873 blog posts
Re# 1950913-4            Tags   Past Edits
Prabhu ji has given the voice to Common people like us to raise our demands.We may agree or disagree on other things done in his tenure but this man has brought the Government within the reach of an AAM aadmi and everybody should Appreciate that.

Aug 03 2016 (19:37)
santhosh_bp   65 blog posts
Re# 1950913-5            Tags   Past Edits
Good that you got ur refund. BTW, why is there a mixture of kannada and telugu present in Baiyyappanahalli station board? it should be in Kannada English and Hindi as per the Central govt rule right?
★★★  General Travel
Jul 28 2016 (10:12)  

Sk Mangla*^~   1335 blog posts   73829 correct pred (97% accurate)
Entry# 1943802            Tags   Past Edits
IR has issued TT for the trial runs of TALGO on NDLS-BCT route , it will be done on 1st & 5th of August 2016.
TT for 01/08/2016 , Pics sourced from google :

NDLS Dep .......................1955 Hrs
MTJ XING........2120
KOTA A/D..0020/0025
RTM A/D...0313/0316
GDA XING........0501
BRC A/D...0545/0555
ST A/D....0706/0711
BL XING.........0748
BVI A/D...0916/0918
BCT Arr..........................1000 Hrs
Thus the train will cover the 1384 kms Distance in 14:05 hrs on 01/08/16
TT for 05/08/2016 :
NDLS Dep .......................1955 Hrs
MTJ XING........2114
KOTA A/D..0005/0010
RTM A/D...0240/0243
GDA XING........0414
BRC A/D...0453/0503
ST A/D....0606/0611
BL XING.........0645
BVI A/D...0805/0807
BCT Arr..........................0850 Hrs
Thus the train will cover the 1384 kms Distance in 12:55 hrs on 05/08/16
This will be the fastest journey ever on suface by Public transport between Delhi & Mumbai.

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Aug 01 2016 (09:24)
Vinay Bharadwaj*^~   4706 blog posts   953 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1943802-54            Tags   Past Edits
Hoping for a positive news Mangla Sir..

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Other News
Jul 13 2016 (14:55)   Merge railway budget with general budget: Prabhu writes to Jaitley

knkprasad956*^~   518 news posts
Entry# 1928337   News Entry# 273608         Tags   Past Edits
Merge railway budget with general budget: Prabhu writes to Jaitleyof employee unions of the country’s biggest employer have backed the move.
In the current fiscal year’s first two months, earnings were 9% short of target, while the OR has hovered in the region of 110% - in other words - Railways spent 110 paise to earn 100 paise.
The Railways carry an accumulated burden of a whopping Rs 4,83,511 crore towards execution of 458 unfinished and ongoing projects, while its losses in operating passenger services amounts to another Rs 34,000 crore. The company
is also accountable for annual dividend payment against the Gross Budgetary Support (GBS) component that it gets from the finance ministry.
“In the event of a merger, the entire financial burden can get transferred to the Finance Ministry. If the current crisis continues or escalates, the Railways might not be in a position to pay salaries or pensions”, a senior ministry official said.
Salaries and pensions constitute the biggest component of railway spending - 55.5 paisa for every rupee earned. The Depreciation Relief Fund (DRF) component of each general budget has normally been placed below 5 paisa (of every 100 paisa spending)

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Jul 13 2016 (15:16)
Vinay Bharadwaj*^~   4706 blog posts   953 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1928337-4            Tags   Past Edits
Can u plz explain how it will be horrible..

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