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Oct 12 2016 (12:27)   Security stepped up at Pune Railway station over rising robbery cases

Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   35856 news posts
Entry# 2020638   News Entry# 282851         Tags   Past Edits
After a gang of autorickshaw drivers was nabbed for robbing the passengers after picking them up from Pune Railway Station, the government Railway Police have increased the surveillance at the station premises and have started making announcements asking passengers to take precautions while boarding as well as during the travel.
Earlier this month, the cyber cell of Pune Police had busted a gang of autorickshaw drivers who had looted over 50 people in a year. They picked up passengers from the Pune station and stopped their vehicle in midway, claiming a break down. They would then offer to arrange for an alternative vehicle and called an acquaintance, who later robbed the passenger.
are taking all efforts to fix this issue, starting by making announcements at the station to aware passengers of the possibility of people using nefarious means. We have also increased the patrolling at the premises to weed out such elements. We are also trying to keep out make it compulsory for all the rickshaw drivers to display the identity cards issued by the Regional Transport Office (RTO).”
Apart from latest allegations, the rickshaw drivers at the station have also been alleged of overcharging, behaving rudely and harassing passengers by nagging them to hire the autorickshaw the moment they exit from the main gate.
Shreedhar Salunke, a salesperson employed with a Pimple Gurav-based firm, complained that although there is a prepaid autorickshaw booth at the station, it’s difficult to hire the rickshaw. “As soon as you exit the main gate, they pounce on you but none of them is ready to ply by the metre. Even if you try hiring one from the prepaid booth, there are hardly any rickshaws,” said Salunke. The GRP, on it’s part, said that it’s the responsibility of the Legal Metrology Department and the traffic police to rein in the rickshaw drivers who don’t ply by the metre.

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Oct 12 2016 (13:05)
Chandramouli   60 blog posts   103 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2020638-3            Tags   Past Edits
To the best extent possible people should go for tech based Ola etc. My experience has been pretty good with them. For going to Hadapsar/Magarpatta from Pune Jn, autos ask for upwards of Rs 200/-. I engaged Ola on two occasions (four times - both ways) and the amount was only Rs 150/-(remind you with AC) and via Koregaon Park. If one is to take the Cantonment toll road, need to pay Rs 30/- extra. Still much less than autos and incomparably convenient. Very decent and well behaved drivers too. Good work Ola and Uber.

Oct 12 2016 (13:30)
Koushik Patel~   1093 blog posts   111 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 2020638-4            Tags   Past Edits
I also suggest for travellers in BLR to take ola N uber if coming beyond 830pm... they are really much more economical than auto N also safer...

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Info Update
Sep 25 2016 (09:54)   PGT/Palakkad Junction (Palghat) (5 PFs)

2625A MAQ PGT Link Mangala Express*^~   392 blog posts
Entry# 2001569            Tags   Past Edits
Mr.Suresh Prabhu will inaugurate the newly laid Platform 1 at Palakkad Jn. through Video Conferencing from Calicut Railway Station tomorrow.
Source:- Manorama E paper Palakkad Edition. So, from tomorrow onwards the no of platforms would be 5 officially..

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Sep 26 2016 (15:12)
Chandramouli   60 blog posts   103 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2001569-7            Tags   Past Edits
I feel, as a frequent user, the new PF should be used for long distance trains. Bcoz of the access convenience it offers compared to the other four. No need to use foot over bridge or escalator. Getting into and out of the platform will be extremely convenient. More so, let the people enjoy this comfort henceforth, as all along they did not have this facility at their station. Thumbs up my PGT Jn.

Sep 26 2016 (16:28)
One Mail~   4816 blog posts   1439 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2001569-8            Tags   Past Edits
There is another disadvantage for long distance trains. Number of shops are nil/less..

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General Travel
Sep 15 2016 (11:01)  

Chandramouli   60 blog posts   103 correct pred (69% accurate)
Entry# 1992086            Tags   Past Edits
The rake position shown for 16381 CST - Kanyakumari needs to be changed. AC 2 T and 3 T come as third and fourth coaches respectively. Please do the needful. Thank you.
General Travel
Aug 10 2016 (17:05)  

Chandramouli   60 blog posts   103 correct pred (69% accurate)
Entry# 1957737            Tags   Past Edits
Palakkad Jn railway station adjudged No 1 in cleanliness in Kerala and also No 11 in the country. Feeling proud, being a Palakkadian.....

Aug 10 2016 (17:58)
One Mail~   4816 blog posts   1439 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1957737-1            Tags   Past Edits

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★  General Travel
Aug 06 2016 (13:24)  

Rail Premi   75 blog posts
Entry# 1953540            Tags   Past Edits
Konkan Railway

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Aug 06 2016 (15:43)
Chandramouli   60 blog posts   103 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1953540-4            Tags   Past Edits
Ohh God. What else can I say ?

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★★  Rail News
Commentary/Human InterestECoR/East Coast  -  
Aug 05 2016 (07:20)   First woman goods train guard makes maiden trip

rdb*^   127109 news posts
Entry# 1952197   News Entry# 276023         Tags   Past Edits
U.H. Lakshmi has made history by becoming the first woman goods train guard in Waltair Division.
She assumed charge by taking her first trip from the marshalling yard here to Rayagada in Odisha. Ms. Lakshmi was appointed a trains clerk in Waltair Division on compassionate grounds in 2011 after the death of her husband.
She qualified for the post of goods guard after passing the departmental examination and later underwent training at the Zonal Railway Institute at Sini in Jharkhand from November, 2015, according to Senior Divisional Commercial Manager M. Yelvender Yadav.

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Aug 05 2016 (12:23)
Chandramouli   60 blog posts   103 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1952197-4            Tags   Past Edits
Great news and good luck sister. But the worry is about her safety while on duty. Does IR have any system in place for that >

Aug 05 2016 (12:39)
Rail Fanning~   2609 blog posts
Re# 1952197-5            Tags   Past Edits
That is right. Safety is of utmost importance considering these goods train sttop at remote stations, there are no lights and toilet facilties. Moreover the driver cabin may be almost 200 metres ahead !!

Aug 05 2016 (13:19)
Chandramouli   60 blog posts   103 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1952197-6            Tags   Past Edits
Very true facts. Who is going to answer our queries ?

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★  General Travel
Jul 23 2016 (11:44)   22653/Thiruvananthapuram Central - Hazrat Nizamuddin SF Express (via Kottayam) | CS/Kannur South (1 PFs) | GOC/WDP-3A/15533

MCPNBR~   1988 blog posts   101 correct pred (88% accurate)
Entry# 1938772            Tags   Past Edits
Golden Rock WDP-3A 15533 led 22653 Thiruvananthapuram - H. Nizamuddin SF Express skips Kannur South. The train overtook 12601 mail and 16527 CAN Exp to maintain its time.

Jul 23 2016 (13:33)
Chandramouli   60 blog posts   103 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1938772-1            Tags   Past Edits
From the pic it does not look like Raj. The generator coach is supposed to be the first coach and there is no unreserved coach either.

Jul 23 2016 (13:36)
athul   2531 blog posts   171 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 1938772-2            Tags   Past Edits
It is not raj.its nzm tvc sf,which is clearly written in describption

Jul 23 2016 (13:38)
Chandramouli   60 blog posts   103 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1938772-3            Tags   Past Edits
Thats right.. Missed it. Sorry

Jul 23 2016 (21:01)
MCPNBR~   1988 blog posts   101 correct pred (88% accurate)
Re# 1938772-4            Tags   Past Edits
Rajadhani crosses Kannur early morning 3:25. This is SF train at10:15
General Travel
Jul 12 2016 (11:05)   RTM/Ratlam Junction (7 PFs)

vipinpandit   592 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1927073            Tags   Past Edits
Ratlam Q-Track ready for CRS Inspection. CRS to inspect the track on 14th July
click here
Beautiful view of newly GCed Q-Track :
click here
this, Mhow and Indore will again be connected directly with Rajasthan. Earlier, MG trains used to run via this Q-Track. Now it is converted into BG. Hopefully a couple of trains may be extended or diverted via Q-Track to Indore (Ajmer-Ratlam, Udaipur-Indore, Jodhpur Indore etc.)
Last pic showing Google Maps imagery of the Ratlam Q-Track

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Jul 23 2016 (13:31)
Chandramouli   60 blog posts   103 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1927073-12            Tags   Past Edits
Can you please explain what this Q track is. Thank you.
General Travel
May 31 2016 (10:42)  

Chandramouli   60 blog posts   103 correct pred (69% accurate)
Entry# 1872849            Tags   Past Edits
It will be a great thing to have crew change info In the train time table. Know it is a herculean task, but people who have access to such info can help this cause.
★★★  General Travel
Apr 07 2016 (14:14)   12050/Gatimaan Express | NZM/Hazrat Nizamuddin (7 PFs)

RTR180   1015 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1793612            Tags   Past Edits
Travelled in this train today. A few observations.
*Cleanliness was excellent. I really mean excellent.
*Staff courtesy was stellar. Pay them twice as much as what they are being paid. No exaggeration. I chose C7 under coach id in current booking and was thus the only passenger onboard that coach. Two attendants approached me and requested if I could shift over to C6 for better management of services and I obliged. All this while, they used 'Sir' to describe me to each other. The female attendants serving meals asked meal preferences before serving.
They always had a smile on their faces which was a welcome change from the grumpy and mannerless staff on some premium trains.
*Punctuality was spectacular. 4 minutes before time at Agra.
*Patronage was great considering the premium fares and this being just the second run.
*Speed was well... I don't need to describe it, do I?
*Food was again excellent but a bit too much if one opts for non veg. Non veg option means one will get the veg platter plus an additional Omelette, boiled veggies and chicken/potato cutlets.
Overall, it was definitely a worthwhile experience for me after travelling more than 2000 kilometers just to experience the Gatimaan ride.
click here

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Apr 07 2016 (14:44)
Chandramouli   60 blog posts   103 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1793612-4            Tags   Past Edits
Nice to read such an explanatory right-from-the-heart experience. Good words coming out of good experience are always encouraging and morale boosting. Again nice to know these things happening to our own IR. I am sure our IR will make good whatever shortfalls it experiences with the active cooperation from all of us. Thank you Sir for the nice words.

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