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Mar 08 2017 (08:36)   IRCTC’s next-gen system is a nightmare

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Entry# 2189765   News Entry# 295713         Tags   Past Edits
With much fanfare in 2014, Indian Railways announced that the launch of its Next Generation Reservation System from IRCTC — a massive ₹180 crore rewrite — was going to make passenger travel easier. The new system boasted a host of new easy-to-use features, including showing train availability for multiple dates, across multiple classes, in dedicated tabs.
The relaunch was, after all, badly needed. The old system’s user interface was terrible. Page changeovers were horribly designed. The infrastructure was clearly not sized to handle demand because logins would frequently time out under load. Or connections to the site would drop during booking, leaving passengers frustrated and in limbo.
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the site is more stable than before but the clunky user interface continues to haunt users. India is supposed to be a superpower maintaining computer systems and sites of companies around the world. But the IRCTC website is a poor demonstration of India’s technological competence and finesse.
Confusion galore
Logging on to the website, travellers are still expected to know the names of destinations that only the Railways uses — not the other way around. Try booking a ticket to Kolhapur. You just can’t because this important town, home to one of the most sacred temples in India, is not listed. You will have to perform a Google search to learn that the official Indian Railways name is C Shahumharaj Train Station. Who in the world would ever know this? Couldn’t the website designers add Kolhapur in the dropdown?
Assuming you get past this hurdle, the first confusion is when the site responds to your request to show availability. The Railways has clung on to ticket codes and abbreviations from the days of the Raj — shorthand which made sense when everything needed to fit into a small paper form. It is bizarre that a computerised system should still be restricted in this manner.
What in the world does GNWL145/WL80 mean? The site helpfully defines WL as “Wait List” and RAC as “Reservation Against Cancellation” but why is GNWL not defined? How can you have two different status priorities such as GNWL15/RAC94 be listed together?
Veteran train enthusiasts may remark in jest that one needs to know this lingo or is otherwise not fit to travel by India’s trains. But the reality is that many travellers, especially senior citizens, find these codes breathtakingly confusing.
Senior woes
On the booking page where you list passenger details, age and gender are important fields. Suppose a person in your travelling party is a woman who is 74 years old. A separate box asks if this person is a Senior Citizen. But, wait. Can’t the site figure this out automatically? If by error you don’t select “Yes” to the Senior Citizen question, the site denies you the discount and doesn’t say so until after the transaction completes.
On inquiry, an IRCTC agent told me later that unless you specifically ask for the Senior Citizen discount, you don’t get it even if the traveller qualifies. Nor can the discount be retroactively granted. Wouldn’t it have been better if the system was designed to get you the lowest fare that you qualify for regardless of whether you ask for discounts?
Now, on to seat selection. The desire of passengers to know and select which seat they will spend their journey in before they commit to the trip — window or aisle, side seats or regular, lower berth or top berth, central part of a car or towards the end — is not only reasonable but is expected in any kind of reservation system. It is also something airlines charge extra for.
The new IRCTC system still not only does not show a seat/berth map to allow you to choose your seat, it seems to complicate everything. Suppose you want a lower berth as a precondition to travel. You can request a lower berth by checking a radio button.
But unless you choose a second button that forbids the system from booking a ticket if at least one lower berth is assigned, your original preference is generally simply ignored.
And the unkindest cut of all: your assigned seat is revealed to you only after the financial transaction is complete.
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Wrong steps
If your preference for lower berth is denied, the system thankfully provides you with a choice to either proceed with the reservation or not, without penalty. But remember that money from your bank has already been debited for what potentially is not yet a completed transaction.
If you choose to abandon the transaction at this stage, the system gravely marks the transaction “failed”. Not “transaction cancelled by user because IRCTC did not grant user’s request”, but “transaction failed”, as though there was some technical/user problem somewhere.
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IRCTC is good at issuing refunds to the original payment mode (bank, credit card) when passengers cancel tickets but it is not clear if failed transactions automatically trigger refunds. There is no acknowledgement by IRCTC about failed transactions — only successful transactions merit an email. To be safe, passengers are forced to log in to their IRCTC accounts under the failed transactions heading and write to IRCTC requesting a refund. And then continue to follow up with the bank to see that the money is back in. Architects of the IRCTC system need only visit the websites of private bus aggregators such as Redbus, bus companies such as VRL, or public bus corporations such as KSRTC to learn a few simple tricks about online ticket management.
These latter organisations do not have ₹180 crore to spend on a system rewrite. But their websites are a lot more user-friendly than the Next Generation Reservation System of one of the largest rail networks in the world.
The writer is the managing director of Rao Advisors LLC, Texas

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Mar 08 2017 (23:54)
22691 Making of an AC Exp*^   2235 blog posts   9 correct pred (90% accurate)
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Nice write-up. However, I disagree on few points:
1) As you mentioned, the website has defined what WL and RAC means. Why does a traveling passenger need to know whether it is GNWL or RLWL or PQWL? As long as it ends with WL, people know that they are in Wait List. Coming to GNWL15/RAC94, we read from left to right. As it ends with RAC, it means we are in RAC currently. What is so confusing about it?
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senior citizen or not based on age. But wait. Why do we need to force concession to everyone? A well-off senior citizen may not wish to get that concession, after all, Railways is giving concession even after it is under huge financial crisis! Is it daunting to ask to click a checkbox to get 50% discount? Now there may be suggestions that at least the checkbox should be checked by default and those who don't want concession may uncheck it. But that's wrong on two accounts. People should know that they are getting a concession. Checking that checkbox helps them realize it. And those who don't want concession are helping railways, so at least they should have one task reduced ;)
3) On the seat selection, Mr. Abhishek has explained it very well. It is run on the very complex algorithm that balances the load, not in one coach but whole train. There may be points that anyway train will run full why to worry about such complex algorithms while booking? This is not true for all the trains, there are hundreds of trains which do not run to capacity. Double Deckers are a classic example. Premier trains like Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto joined the list after dynamic fares were introduced. And there are many others which don't run full for various reasons. Now it is impossible to have different algorithms for different trains. Hence it is not feasible to allow seat selection by passengers.
4) "Transaction failed" is complete in itself. It clearly tells that the action we were trying to perform did not go through, for whatever reason. Is this really required to see “transaction canceled by the user because IRCTC did not grant user’s request” on the screen? Does it trigger satisfaction/happiness to see that message? After all, these are just wordings. If the customer really feels happy to see such wordings, then IRCTC can change it during maintenance time between 11:30 pm and 12:15 am! However, if we really look at it technically, then it is "user problem" itself. It was the user who selected "No" and aborted the transaction. Had he said "Yes" when IRCTC showed a prompt that the preferred seat is not available, the transaction would have completed successfully!
5) "Failed Transactions" automatically triggers "Refund" module. It is treated and processed on par with ticket cancellation transaction. Money is always credited back to the account. I never ever had to write to IRCTC for a refund, and follow up with IRCTC or Bank never really happened.
6) Comparing IRCTC with VRL, KSRTC, Redbus?? The sheer magnitude of Railway users outnumber all others together. The number of transactions happening in IRCTC is too huge to be compared even with Flipkart of Amazon India. Last year IRCTC emerged as No 1 e-commerce site in India.
Having said all that, IRCTC does need improvement but it is not as bad as it is shown to be.
  
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Mar 01 2017 (21:25)   Sri Ganganagar - Tiruchchirappalli HumSafar Express/14715   Train - Time-Table

22691 Making of an AC Exp*^   619 Conf TLs   0 Void TLs
Train Name: Sri Ganganagar - Tiruchchirappalli HumSafar Express
Departure Days: Tue
Classes: 3A
Type: Hms
First Departure: Tue Mar 07, 2017
Last Departure:
SGNR 00:25; HMH 01:25 01:50; SOG 02:50 02:55; BKN 05:55 06:20; JU 10:50 11:05; MJ 13:00 13:02; ABR 15:50 16:00; PNU 16:58 17:00; MSH 17:59 18:01; ADI 19:35 19:55; ND 20:41 20:43; ANND 20:58 21:00; BRC 21:43 21:48; BH 22:35 22:37; ST 00:01 00:06; BSR 03:38 03:40; KYN 04:47 04:50; LNL 06:18 06:20; PUNE 07:40 07:50; STR 10:52 10:55; SLI 13:55 14:00; MRJ 14:50 15:00; BGM 17:08 17:10; DWR 19:18 19:20; UBL 20:15 20:25; HRR 22:33 22:35; DVG 22:52 22:53; RRB 00:38 00:40; ASK 01:30 01:35; TK 03:20 03:25; BAW(P) 04:02 04:02; XX-YPRC(P) 04:19 04:19; XX-YPRB(P) 04:21 04:21; XX-YPRC(P) 04:26 04:26; LOGH(P) 04:35 04:35; BAND 04:48 04:50; KJM 05:08 05:10; BWT 06:08 06:10; SA 09:55 10:05; NMKL 10:54 10:55; KRR 11:27 11:30; TPJ 13:30 ;
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Mar 01 2017 (21:24)   (previous value)
Timeline Entry# 1217664
by: 22691 Making of an AC Exp*^
Train Name: Sri Ganganagar - Tiruchchirappalli HumSafar Express
Departure Days: Tue
Classes: 3A
Type: Hms
First Departure: Tue Mar 07, 2017
Last Departure:
SGNR 00:25; HMH 01:25 01:50; SOG 02:50 02:55; BKN 05:55 06:20; JU 10:50 11:05; MJ 13:00 13:02; ABR 15:50 16:00; PNU 16:58 17:00; MSH 17:59 18:01; ADI 19:35 19:55; ND 20:41 20:43; ANND 20:58 21:00; BRC 21:43 21:48; BH 22:35 22:37; ST 00:01 00:06; BSR 03:38 03:40; KYN 04:47 04:50; LNL 06:18 06:20; PUNE 07:40 07:50; STR 10:52 10:55; SLI 13:55 14:00; MRJ 14:50 15:00; BGM 17:08 17:10; DWR 19:18 19:20; UBL 20:15 20:25; HRR 22:33 22:35; DVG 22:52 22:53; RRB 00:38 00:40; ASK 01:30 01:35; TK 03:20 03:25; BAW(P) 04:02 04:02; XX-YPRC(P) 04:19 04:19; XX-YPRB(P) 04:21 04:21; YPRBC(P) 04:25 04:25; LOGH(P) 04:35 04:35; BAND 04:48 04:50; KJM 05:08 05:10; BWT 06:08 06:10; SA 09:55 10:05; NMKL 10:54 10:55; KRR 11:27 11:30; TPJ 13:30 ;
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Feb 18 2017 (14:12)   12253/Anga SF Express (PT) | YPR/Yesvantpur Junction (6 PFs) | LGD/WAP-7/30314

Foamer~   1468 blog posts
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Awesome Wow..Non AC Humsafar
Anga SF Express: Inaugural run with LHB rake.
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CC: LHB Rake; LOCO-EOG-A1-B4-B3-B2-B1-PC-S10-S9-S8-S7-S6-S5-S4-S 3-S2-S1-Gen-Gen-Gen-Gen-EOG.
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Mixed rake: SWR-SWR-SWR-SWR-SWR-SWR-SWR-CR-CR-CR-CR-CR-CR-CR-C R-CR-CR-ER-ER-ER-ER-NER.
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B4 was duronto and rear EOG was Humsafar liveried.
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SWR - coaches, EOG, PC were old but the rest were 2016 manufactured.
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The GEN coach doors had sealed oval glass window, this I am noticing for the first time.
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Mar 01 2017 (21:12)
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Well, even though 82653/54 YPR-JP-JP is a Suvidha Exp, it is more like SF, belonging to SWR which runs on LHB Coaches. So, Anga is not the first inter-state LHB train by SWR.
  
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22691 Making of an AC Exp*^
Feb 07 2017 (01:05)
Feb 07 2017 (01:05)   Yesvantpur - Solapur SF Express/22134   Train - Rake/Coach Composition

22691 Making of an AC Exp*^   619 Conf TLs   0 Void TLs
ICF Rake; LOCO-SLR-GS-GS-GS-S1-S2-S3-A1-A2-H1-B3-B2-B1-S4-S5-S6-S7-S8-GS-GS-GS-SLR

Aug 18 2016 (20:23)   (previous value)
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ICF Rake; LOCO-SLR-GS-GS-GS-S1-S2-S3-A1-A2-H1-B1-B2-S4-S5-S6-S7-S8-GS-GS-GS-SLR
  
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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*^   127239 news posts
Entry# 2032168   News Entry# 283701         Tags   Past Edits
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.
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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)
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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.

  
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New MAQ MAS Exp via Has Ypr~   4110 blog posts   306 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2032168-7            Tags   Past Edits
Exactly that is reason this line has more priority than other new lines, currently been taken up
  
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Jul 17 2015 (12:56)   55909/Simaluguri - Dibrugarh Town Passenger (UnReserved) | DBRT/Dibrugarh Town (3 PFs)
 

22691 Making of an AC Exp*^   2235 blog posts   9 correct pred (90% accurate)
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Re# 1543245-1            Tags   Past Edits
Blog Entry Unlocked.
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Oct 16 2016 (12:52)
জয়দীপ JOYDEEP जय़दीप*^~   7262 blog posts   112 correct pred (73% accurate)
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just cleared your picture .
thanx in advance ..
  
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Oct 11 2016 (20:37)   PIL demands unreserved coaches
 

rdb*^   127239 news posts
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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
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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*^   2235 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.

  
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Oct 14 2016 (08:45)
Science is better than Engineering and Technology*^~   13674 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2020034-37            Tags   Past Edits
they can reduce 1AC and 2 AC.
  
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Oct 10 2016 (07:07)   Railway users’ body alleges bias by ECoR
 

rdb*^   127239 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.”
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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
MP, MLA
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)
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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
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and who will travel from there. But now it seems a self contradictory.

  
Oct 10 2016 (21:23)
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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.

  
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Oct 11 2016 (13:43)
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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 ?

  
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Oct 12 2016 (08:12)
deepakyerr~   828 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.

  
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Oct 12 2016 (22:16)
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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*^   127239 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
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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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Entry# 2016822            Tags   Past Edits
Friends what is the difference between Superfast and sampark kranthi???

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Oct 09 2016 (07:28)
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2268586 is not a link train, it is as independent as 12629/30 and 12649/50.
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    Feb 23 2017 (01:22PM)


    There has recently been a lot of frustration among RFs when their Station Pics, Loco Pics, Train Pics get rejected because the "number is not showing", "shed is not visible", the loco/train is at a distance, Train Board is too small, "better pic available", etc. . To address this issue, effective tomorrow, ALL...
  • Entry# 2165159
    Feb 15 2017 (09:53AM)


    A minor update, but may impact many members: Hereafter, FMs will be able to delete invalid Red Flags on Imaginary trains. Red Flags can be removed by FMs, only against specific complaints filed against the blog. This does not give all members the right to complain against EVERY single red flag they...
  • Entry# 2155798
    Feb 08 2017 (11:40AM)


    -@all members: As of recently, there has been a trend whereby minor name updates of Trains/Stations - whether such and such regional name should be there or not, whether the train should be called "Abc Express" or "Abc Superfast Express", etc. are threatening to take over the majority of Timeline entries. Also,...
  • Entry# 2147631
    Feb 01 2017 (11:05AM)


    A new experimental feature is being introduced called BotD - "Blog of the Day". The rules are: . 1. Replies are not eligible - only the Top Blog. 2. ONLY Blogs posted today (the day of the vote) are eligible. 3. Every member has ONE vote. In the course of the day, you may keep...
  • Entry# 2136570
    Jan 23 2017 (12:25AM)


    Several new features have been introduced recently to the Forum, and we are forever striving to make Member experience here more productive and satisfying. With the recent introduction and success of the new FM System, it has been observed that small groups of highly involved and enthusiastic members are far more...
  • Entry# 2134907
    Jan 21 2017 (02:46PM)


    It has been over 2 weeks since the appointment of the current batch of FMs and 750 Complaints have been handled so far. It gives me immense pleasure in congratulating them for running the team diligently, professionally, competently and above all, without a shred of controversy or bias. The FM position...
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