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Oct 22 2016 (08:06)   MP takes Railway, land acquisition officials to task over delay in implementing Tumakuru-Rayadurga railway line project

rdb*^   124780 news posts
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Member of Parliament S.P. Muddahanumegowda took the land acquisition officer and the officers of the Railway department to task for delaying the Tumakuru-Rayadurga railway line project.
Speaking at the zilla panchayat meeting here on Monday, Mr. Muddahanumegowda said the lack of co-ordination between the land acquisition officer and the railway department is causing the delay.
He asked why land acquisition officer Manjunath has not handed over 171 acres of land to the Railway as promised.
Muddahanumengowda asked the Deputy Chief Engineer of Railway, Mohanan, why the department had not called tender for the 23 km railway line from Tumakuru to Koratagere. Mohanan replied that though the land has been handed over to Railway, a portion was under litigation and hence the tender could not be called.
Out of 171 acres of land acquired for the project, 20.6 acres of land is under litigation.
MLA of Madhugiri, K.N. Rajanna, said the project has been already implemented in the neighbouring state of Andhra Pradesh and if there is delay in implementing the project in Karnataka, people may say that officers concerned of the State are not efficient.
In his response, Mr. Manjunath said that preliminary notification of 171 acres will be done within November 8.
No denotification of land
Mr. Muddahanumegowda said 142 acres of land was acquired at Urukere of Tumakuru taluk for the construction of railway junction. He asked why the railway department said it does not need that land now. He accused the department of requesting denotification of land to help real estate mafia.
He said “We are against any denotification of land.”
MLAs K.N. Rajanna and Thimmarayappa, MLC M.D. Lakshminaraya, Deputy Commissioner, K.P Mohan Raj, zilla panchayat CEO, Shantharam K.G. and others were present.
Keywords: MP, Railway, land acquisition, Tumakuru-Rayadurga railway line, project, S.P. Muddahanumegowda, Zilla panchayat

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Oct 24 2016 (02:34)
22691 Making of an AC Exp*^   2231 blog posts   9 correct pred (90% accurate)
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Also, this line can be used as an alternative line to SBC - GTL line which is the most congested lines connecting Bengaluru.

Oct 24 2016 (10:05)
Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4043 blog posts   294 correct pred (67% accurate)
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Exactly that is reason this line has more priority than other new lines, currently been taken up
Rail Fanning
Jul 17 2015 (12:56)   55909/Simaluguri - Dibrugarh Town Passenger (UnReserved) | DBRT/Dibrugarh Town (3 PFs)

22691 Making of an AC Exp*^   2231 blog posts   9 correct pred (90% accurate)
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Oct 16 2016 (12:51)
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Oct 16 2016 (12:52)
জয়দীপ JOYDEEP जय़दीप*^~   7205 blog posts   112 correct pred (73% accurate)
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just cleared your picture .
thanx in advance ..
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Commentary/Human InterestSR/Southern  -  
Oct 11 2016 (20:37)   PIL demands unreserved coaches

rdb*^   124780 news posts
Entry# 2020034   News Entry# 282819         Tags   Past Edits
MADURAI: A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed at the Madurai bench of the Madras high court seeking to annex unreserved general coaches, unreserved coaches for women and coach for differently-abled persons in Pandian Superfast Express.
R Rajaselvam from Dindigul filed the petition. On that, the division bench ordered notice to the Southern Railway general manager, senior railway divisional manager and divisional commercial manager of Madurai and adjourned the case.
The petitioner said that the Pandian Express runs from Madurai to Chennai covering 493 km and stops at many intermediate stations. After
it started running with Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches from August this year the number of coaches were reduced to 22 from 24. Of these 22, only two coaches have been allotted for unreserved passengers. There is no separate coach for women and disabled persons. Earlier, out of 24 coaches, three unreserved general compartments and one unreserved coach for women were there.the two unreserved coaches are not sufficient for passengers. Due to it, passengers, especially women using unreserved coaches are affected. TNNBesides, the present action of the railways is against the provisions of Railways Act. Thus, insisting to annex additional coaches including for women and disabled a representation was sent to the railway officials on September 10. But there was no action, the petitioner said.

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Oct 12 2016 (22:35)
22691 Making of an AC Exp*^   2231 blog posts   9 correct pred (90% accurate)
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IR is in no mood to reduce AC coaches now, specially 3AC. We can't blame IR as well, it earns a bit by 3AC, rest all are loss making for IR.

Oct 14 2016 (08:45)
Pragadesh SK*^~   13591 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
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they can reduce 1AC and 2 AC.
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Oct 10 2016 (07:07)   Railway users’ body alleges bias by ECoR

rdb*^   124780 news posts
Entry# 2018110   News Entry# 282681         Tags   Past Edits
A total of 63 stoppages were given to various trains in Sambalpur and Khurda Road Divisions as against a mere six stoppages to Waltair Division by the Bhubaneswar-headquartered East Coast Railway (E Co R) during the period between 2012-13 and 2016-17, according to information received by Duvvada Railway Users’ Association (DRUA) secretary Kanchumurthy Eswar.
“This shows the indifferent attitude of the ECoR administration towards the needs of passengers in Waltair Division. The DRUA has been waging a relentless battle for the past several years seeking a halt at Duvvada to important trains, originating in Visakhapatnam, for the convenience of passengers from the industrial belt of the city. Normally, important originating trains stop at satellite stations in major cities.”
the RTI reply received from the Deputy COM/Chg/BBS says that “there is no proposal for stoppage of Visakhapatnam-Mumbai LTT Express, Visakhapatnam-Hazrat Nizamuddin Swarna Jayanti Express at Duvvada.”
The proposals for stoppage of these trains were sent by the then MLA of Gajuwaka Chintalapudi Venkataramaiah to the Waltair Divisional Headquarters in 2011 and they were acknowledged by the then DRM N. Kashinath, who also said that they were referred to the zonal headquarters for necessary consideration.
Representations by
Visakhapatnam MP Kambhampati Haribabu, presnet MLA of Gajuwaka Palla Srinivasa Rao wrote to the General Manager of ECoR in May, 2015 and in January, 2016 respectively seeking provision of halts to Visakhapatnam-Mumbai LTT and Visakhapatnam-Nizamuddin Swarnajayanti express at Duvvada, says Mr. Eswar.
The DRUA secretary wonders as to how the ECoR headquarters could deny there was any proposal for stoppage of the above trains, when letters were sent by the MP and MLAs and they were duly acknowledged.
After years of struggle, only one originating train Visakhapatnam-Secunderabad Garibrath was given a halt at Duvvada from January 14, 2015 though the same was announced by the then Minister of State for Railways Kotla Suryaprakash Reddy way back on December 15, 2012.

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Oct 10 2016 (20:56)
22691 Making of an AC Exp*^   2231 blog posts   9 correct pred (90% accurate)
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Halt is required at satellite stations for every big city. It saves a lot of time for people to travel into the city to board the train, that too when the train passes through the station near them without halting there. We have been asking for halt at Yelahanka Station for may trains but Railways kept on telling the PF constraint, but now that it has 4 PF and work on 1 more is going on, we expected trains to stop there from this Oct, but Railways skipped it again.
However, I don't understand one thing about Duvvada, when some trains used to skip VSKP with a halt at DVD, there was an outcry that there is no proper connectivity to DVD
and who will travel from there. But now it seems a self contradictory.

Oct 10 2016 (21:23)
deepakyerr~   687 blog posts
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Duvvada is about 23 km from the main city which extends another 5-10 km radius. The industrial city is nearer to Duvvada at a distance of 5-7km steel plant township NTPC township are close by and they depend on this station rather then going to city which is 18-36km distance. When trains skip vskp getting to Duvvada is difficult for main city.

Oct 11 2016 (13:43)
22691 Making of an AC Exp*^   2231 blog posts   9 correct pred (90% accurate)
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out of topic, I have to catch flight from VSKP. I will be arriving at the city by Samata Exp. I am planning to get down at Simhachalam Station as it is nearest to the airport. Does it have good connectivity to reach airport ?

Oct 12 2016 (08:12)
deepakyerr~   687 blog posts
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Yes get down at simhachalam and take an auto to airport the distance is 4 km and pay him 100-150 max. Be sure there is enough of time gap as its peak hour traffic.

Oct 12 2016 (22:16)
22691 Making of an AC Exp*^   2231 blog posts   9 correct pred (90% accurate)
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Thanks a lot for the info :)
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Oct 10 2016 (06:59)   Glimmer of hope for railway division proposal in Kalaburagi

rdb*^   124780 news posts
Entry# 2018054   News Entry# 282675         Tags   Past Edits
Union govt. has reportedly given sanction for a railway zone and a division in Vijayawada
The reported decision of the Union government to sanction a railway zone and a railway division for Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh has provided a glimmer of hope for the proposal for a railway divisional headquarters at Kalaburagi, which was included in the supplementary Railway Budget presented by the then Railway Minister M. Mallikarjun Kharge in February 2014.
Although the then United Progressive Alliance government conceded the long-pending demand of the Hyderabad Karnataka region for the railway divisional headquarters
in Kalaburagi, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has done little in making it a reality.
The UPA government had also sanctioned railway divisions at Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir and Siliguri in Assam. None of these proposals, however, have found favour with the NDA government.
The efforts of Mr. Kharge, Leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha, to persuade Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to implement these proposals, have failed to bear fruit.
When people of the Hyderabad Karnataka region had given up hopes of getting a railway divisional headquarters, the reported decision of the Centre to sanction a railway zone and division at Vijayawada has revived the hope for the proposal for Kalaburagi, Udhampur and Siliguri.
According to sources, the Railway Board has demarcated the boundaries for the proposed railway divisional headquarters in Kalaburagi and it is likely to plead its case with the Railway Minister and the Finance Minister.
Kalaburagi district is covered by Central Railway, South Central Railway and South Western Railway. However, it has not got its due as far as infrastructure development is concerned though the Railways earns a good revenue through the transportation of cement from cement factories in the region.
Mr. Kharge told The Hindu that he was confident of getting the railway divisional headquarters in Kalaburagi at the earliest. He pointed out that the land required for creating the infrastructure had been transferred to the Railways.
Meanwhile, the State government has sanctioned Rs. 100 crore for land acquisition and taking up a joint survey for the proposed Wadi-Gadag new rail line from Wadi side. The survey is likely to be completed within a fortnight and the Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board would take up the land acquisition on consent basis from farmers. A 47-km stretch of the line has been notified by the government and the work will begin soon from Gadag side.

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Oct 10 2016 (20:59)
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Division in BZA ?? It already has BZA and GNT divisions side by side. Are they talking about TPTY division ? Also, if BZA is going to have a new zone, then it will seriously dent the revenue of SCR. Railways should consider forming GR Divn under SCR instead of SWR which would compensate the loss of BZA from SCR.
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Oct 08 2016 (22:31)  

ఓం^~   1161 blog posts   88 correct pred (65% accurate)
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Friends what is the difference between Superfast and sampark kranthi???

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Oct 09 2016 (07:28)
22691 Making of an AC Exp*^   2231 blog posts   9 correct pred (90% accurate)
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2268586 is not a link train, it is as independent as 12629/30 and 12649/50.
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Sep 12 2016 (20:28)   Cauvery row: Brace for 12-hour rail roko on Sept 15 in Karnataka

KK▶vs◀Sanga*^~   15 news posts
Entry# 1989684   News Entry# 279905         Tags   Past Edits
BENGALURU: Brace for another lockdown as veteran Kannada protagonist, Vatal Nagaraj, on Saturday gave a call to stop all trains for 12 hours on September 15 to protest against the Union government’s failure to protect the state’s interests in disputes over sharing water of the Cauvery and the Mahadayi.
He told the media in Mandya on Saturday that Karnataka was denied its rightful share of the rivers Cauvery, Krishna and Mahadayi, with the Union government adopting a step-motherly attitude towards the state.
“We are going to stop all trains between 6 am and
6 pm on September 15. We are ready to go to jail. Such agitations are necessary to protect the interests of our state,” he added.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah termed as “unfortunate” the dispute over sharing river water in federal system, but it was possible to resolve this crisis over dialogue if they make up their mind.
He told reporters here, “Tamil Nadu is asking for water to save crops though it has sufficient water in Mettur Dam. In Karnataka, we are struggling for drinking water and requesting for the same. My Tamil Nadu counterpart has moved the Supreme Court seeking direction to Karnataka to release Cauvery water in spite of good water storage in dams. I personally feel states should not resort to fights over the issue of sharing water. Taking note of this, the Union government must implement a national river policy. Issues of these kinds cannot be solved in courts but through meaningful dialogues among the states concerned.”
On his part, former Congress MLA, Mr L R Shivaramegowda felt that former Chief Minister and veteran Congress leader, Mr S M Krishna, should take the lead to hold talks with Chief Minister J Jayaliathaa to resolve the crisis.
He said that the inter-state river disputes cannot be solved in courts. Prime Minister Narendra Modi must also initiate steps to solve this issue across the table by convening the meeting of chief ministers' of the states concerned.
Mandya district, which had remained cut off from rest of the state for almost a week, slowly returned to normalcy.

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Sep 14 2016 (08:13)
22691 Making of an AC Exp*^   2231 blog posts   9 correct pred (90% accurate)
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Its good for everyone actually. Everyone want to stay in their state only. It's unfortunate that people have to leave their place for earning money. Due to unforeseen growth and unplanned development, Bengaluru has grown haphazardly without proper transportation, waste management policy, water crises, air pollution, traffic woes and it has lost is amazing weather as well. In a nutshell it has completely lost it's charm. If IT companies go out of Bangalore to other places, those people will be more than happy to go back to their state and even Bengaluru will be less crowded and may be able to restore it's glory back. It's in the best interest of everyone if some companies go out of Bengaluru.

Sep 15 2016 (09:02)
Rail Fanning~   2519 blog posts
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Though it is not related to rail related topic, completely agree with you. But the big question is which other state is willing to accommodate or is proactive in attracting companies. I feel some states might now have figured this out,that the more companies/people come, it is definitely going to put pressure on infrastructure and hence dont go all out in attracting companies, whereas it appears to be relatively easy to come and do business here in Karnataka.
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Sep 09 2016 (01:27)   Rajdhani fare hike is not surge pricing (but it is a needlessly complex way to make extra money)

DhnEcr~   23 news posts
Entry# 1985321   News Entry# 279453         Tags   Past Edits
Indian Railways has been under a big financial crunch over the last few years and it is only set to get worse as passenger revenues fell for the first time in three decades.
Railway ministers have traditionally resisted raising passenger fares, considering it to be politically damaging, but the current minister for railways, Suresh Prabhu, seems to have had a rethink.
Like his predecessors, Prabhu resisted the temptation of raising fares in his last budget, even though he admitted that the public sector entity is going through a considerably challenging time which could
be one of its “toughest” periods ever.
On Wednesday, however, the ministry moved and raised fares for the premium "superfast" category of trains such as Rajdhani Express, Shatabdi Express and Duronto through what it called a “flexi-fare system”.
This flexible fare system essentially is going to raise ticket prices for passengers of these trains by a maximum of 50% and a minimum of 10% in all classes except Air Conditioned First Class and Executive Chair Car where the ticket prices will remain untouched, a move that has been criticised by some, questioning the rationale of leaving higher-fares untouched.
The rail ministry said in its press release that the fares will rise by 10% as every 10% of total berths available in a certain coach get sold.
“The base fares will increase by 10% with every 10% of berths sold subject to a prescribed ceiling limit as indicated in the table below. There will be no change in the existing fare for 1AC and EC class of travel.”
For instance, a Rajdhani train travelling from Delhi to Mumbai usually has five AC two tier coaches which have about 82 seats in all and 11 AC three tier coaches with 322 seats, according to indianrailinfo.com, a website that curates information on trains.
With the new proposal, first 8 seats of AC two tier will be sold at the base price of Rs 2,369 while the next 8 will be sold at Rs 2,605 and the price will go on rising by 10% in blocks of every 8 tickets sold till it reaches Rs 3,553.
This is just the base fare, exclusive of charges and taxes. But what it means is that that those buying tickets after the first 40 tickets have been sold will have to shell out up to 1.5 times the original fare.
At PPP, we now have a third world train service more expensive than first world prices. With thirld world quality. And no competition.
— Bhavya Khanna (@bhavyakhanna) September 8, 2016
Not surge
While the newspapers reported the new fare rules as introduction of “surge-pricing” by the railways, it is not exactly the case since prices only move one way here – that is upwards – irrespective of the demand.
For instance, taxi-hailing apps like Ola and Uber use dynamic pricing of this kind to tackle increased demand by charging consumers extra, which provides an incentive to drivers to head to areas where demand is more, and as supply rises to meet demand, the prices begin to slide down towards the base price.
In this case, however, the supply of seats is limited and the railways is attempting to price them block-wise as more and more of them get sold. So even if demand increases or decreases, the prices only one way – up. The point to note is that even if the coach is only 51% full at the time of departure, the prices will still climb to 1.5 times the normal fare.
“Vacant berths left at the time of charting would be offered for current booking. Tickets under current booking shall be sold at the last price sold for that class,” the release further said.
Essentially, this implies more revenue for the Indian Railways which is trying to encash the passengers’ need to get a seat on the premium trains. While the transporter insists that it is on an experimental basis for the time being, it expects to mop up an additional Rs 500 crore from the move.
Money matters
“This is on experimental basis. Like any other move, this will be reviewed after three-four months,” said Mohammad Jamshed, a member of the railway board while speaking to the Indian Express. “We expect a mop-up of not more than Rs 500 crore from this hike.”
Assuming that trains run at full capacity, the railways stand to gain substantial profits from this move, according to an analysis by Scroll. The committee led by NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy on restructuring railways quantified profits and losses from premium trains such as the Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani and concluded that the train makes a profit of about Rs 3.14 lakhs on each trip.
Using this data, and assuming that costs remain the same – since railways is not adding any capacity – Scroll found that increased fares can raise profits on this route by up to a massive 70%.
If all tickets get sold out on just one Rajdhani train going from Delhi to Mumbai, the railways stands to make an extra Rs 1.52 lakh – a handsome 48.63% rise in profits while revenues are going to rise by a mere 7% – assuming the costs remain the same.
‘Open loot’
While passengers are already miffed at the move, according to a report in India Today which quoted a person calling it an "open loot", there is the bigger question of the railways abandoning its public welfare responsibility in pursuit of profit.
“For many decades, Indian Railways has carried the burden of both public and business expectations which has led to most of the problems it faces today,” NP Srivastav, former finance commissioner in Indian Railways told Scroll earlier this year. “It is torn between providing cheap travel to the general public and making money from serving businesses which is why there’s a conflict in deciding prices, trains, running schedule and many other things.”
While Srivastav wasn’t off the mark in his assessment of the dual expectations that the Indian Railways faces, it is true that passenger fares have been subsidised by expensive freight charges for a long time now and that is adding to the railways’ financial distress.
“Our train fares for goods are the steepest in the world while we lose money on passenger trains,” Former Railway Board Chairman Vivek Sahai told Scroll earlier this year. “You can’t have a healthy entity when freight, which makes up for two-thirds for railways’ earnings, is exorbitantly priced. Roads will take over sooner or later if this continues.”
Even as the customers and political parties protest against the move calling it an “anti-people” and an “illegal” move, the Railways insists that the move is on a trial basis.
The Congress party reacted strongly to the move but insisted on calling it surge pricing. “While the courts have quashed the entire surge pricing concept as arbitrary and excessively burdening the consumer in case of Uber and Ola cabs, Modi government seems to have borrowed this ‘illegal’ profiteering idea with a view to steal money from pockets of people of India,” the Congress Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told reporters.
Railway Board member Mohammad Jamshed sought to bring in a comparison with the airfares, as quoted in the Indian Express. “The very low-priced air tickets that you see are earmarked for very few seats while the majority seats are sold at high prices as the journey date comes closer, Jamshed said. "Our prices remain far lower than that." But the comparison does not hold as airline prices fluctuate on the basis of demand rather than being solely based on capacity constraints.
Kapil Raizada, the co-founder of RailYatri.in, put this in perspective by pointing out the move would mean that "pricing is going to be super volatile, with the next person paying more than the previous ones," resulting in confusion and lack of clarity for consumers.
It seems to be a "complex way to increase fares" when "a simpler way would have been to go for a flat increase of say 25% across these trains," he said. "This would have spread (a slightly lesser) burden evenly across a greater number of travellers, without the added anxiety and tension of rushing to book early," Raizada said.
"It is typically seen that the first 10% of the tickets are booked by the tout community – especially in the peak rush season," Raizada added. "Will this encourage them to book early and increase their demand?"

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Sep 09 2016 (04:49)
22691 Making of an AC Exp*^   2231 blog posts   9 correct pred (90% accurate)
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But they have "killed" the original concept of Duronto. With so many halts it is on par with Sampark Kranti now. (We can call AC Duronto as Rajdhani and non-AC as Sampark Kranti)

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Aug 07 2016 (08:07)   Gulbarga-Hyderabad train back on track

rdb*^   124780 news posts
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Central Railway has decided to re-introduce the Gulbarga-Hyderabad Inter-City Express, which was discontinued in March after the initial run of one month after its inauguration in February, from August 8, according to member of the Zonal Railway Consultative Committee (ZRCC) Sandeep Jawalkar.
Mr. Jawalkar said here on Saturday that senior officials of the Solapur division of the Central Railway including the Divisional Railway Manager and Divisional Commercial Manager were in Kalaburagi to overseethe arrangement for the inauguration of the express (Train No 11307/11308).
Mr. Jawalkar said that the railway authorities have kept in
dark the ZRCC members about the re-introduction of the train which was withdrawn in March citing the reason that it was not viable and the passenger load in the train was very low. He said that Central Railway has not conceded the demand for changing the timings of the new inter city express to make it more viable.
The train was being re-introduced with the same timing.
While it will depart from Kalaburagi at 10.25 a.m. and reach Hyderabad at 2.50 p.m. and from Hyderabad it would start from 4 p.m. and reach Kalaburagi at 9 p.m.
He said that if the authorities do not change the timing, he would lead an agitation and gherao Railway officials on the day of the re-launch of the train.
It will leave Kalaburagi at
10.25 a.m. and
reach Hyderabad
at 2.50 p.m.

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Aug 09 2016 (03:36)
22691 Making of an AC Exp*^   2231 blog posts   9 correct pred (90% accurate)
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I don't think Chennai SF would overtake it. Since common track is only till WADI, 36km OT is not necessary. Anyway when DD - GR gets double line, Chennai SF will be speeded up by at least half an hr and will run run ahead of this. Even till then, 10 mins gap with identical halts will not call for OT.
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Aug 07 2016 (02:23)   Introduction of Gulbarga - Hyderabad - Gulbarga Intercity Express

22691 Making of an AC Exp*^   2 news posts
Entry# 1954494   News Entry# 276220         Tags   Past Edits

Train No. 11307 Daily Intercity Express will leave Gulbarga at 10.15 hrs daily w.e.f. 9.8.2016 and arrive Hyderabad at 14.50 hrs same day.
Train No. 11308 Daily Intercity Express will leave Hyderabad at 16.00 hrs daily w.e.f. 8.8.2016 and arrive Gulbarga at 21.00 hrs same day.
Shahabad, Wadi Jn., Tandur, Vikarabad and Lingampalli.
COMPOSITION: One AC chair car, 10 Second class seating, 2 General Second Class cum Guard’s Brake Vans.

* The inaugural special train 01311 will be flagged off remotely by Hon’ble Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhu from Secunderabad. The inaugural special will leave Gulbarga at 08.00 hrs o­n 8.8.2016 and arrive Hyderabad at 13.35 hrs same day..

RESERVATION: Bookings for inaugural special 01311 o­n special charges already open. The bookings for regular service of 11307 will commence from 7.8.2016 at all PRS centers and through Internet.
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Aug 08 2016 (02:40)
22691 Making of an AC Exp*^   2231 blog posts   9 correct pred (90% accurate)
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Absolutely! In Jan this train was run as special train for a month, later was cancelled due to poor patronage. I don't understand the rationale behind introducing it again on the same time table, may be they are hoping for a miracle!!
Also, I doubt about the reasoning behind assigning this TT for this train, in both the directions it runs along with the crowed of Hussain Sagar Exp, Hubbali Exp, Shatabdi Exp. There is no reason/opportunity for people to take this train! Sometimes I wonder whether the TT is designed in such a way that it runs flop and discard the train completely after few days.

Aug 08 2016 (08:00)
deepakyerr~   687 blog posts
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Trains once introduced will not be discarded on IR. They I'll either run in losses with less patronage. I feel instead of this intercity express the present Hubli Secunderabad be made daily and increase coaches unreserved coaches and add ac chair car by making 21 coaches

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Aug 08 2016 (09:58)
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Hubballi - Secunderabad Exp is already daily and its not that jam packed. It should be terminated at GR and Intercity Exp should be scheduled such that it acts as perfect link for HYB - GR - UBL trains.

Aug 08 2016 (10:03)
ಅಶೋಕ್ अशोक Ashok*^~   17950 blog posts   37897 correct pred (65% accurate)
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looks weird. UBL-SC is already acting as ICE between GR and HYB. what is needed is a train in the opposite direction, morning departure from HYB and return arrival by night at HYB

Aug 08 2016 (10:07)
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Re# 1954494-7            Tags   Past Edits
There is no proper planning sir. All trains run as clusters in both directions. There are lot of trains in the morning from GR to HYB and in the afternoon from HYB to GR but there are no trains in the morning from HYB to GR and in the evening from GR to HYB.
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