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Feb 26 2017 (23:27)   17615/Kacheguda - Madurai Weekly Express | DMM/Dharmavaram Junction (5 PFs) | GY/WDP-4D/40203

Metre Gauge*^~   3856 blog posts   13414 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 2179456            Tags   Past Edits
One of the most exciting thing of Indian railways - branching off.
17615 Kacheguda Madurai Express with Gooty EMD in lead branching off Towards Madanapalle Road leaving the tracks Towards Makalidurga Ghats on its right.
Dharmavaram Junction, October 2016.
  
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Feb 25 2017 (11:24)   12840/Chennai - Howrah Mail (PT)

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Entry# 2177667            Tags   Past Edits
THE GREAT IRCTC PANTRY CAR RACKET
Was travelling with my wife by this train which departed from MAS on 7th February. The next day I ordered an EGG MEAL THALI which was served by the PC staff a little before we reached VSKP. I had earlier seen the rate list displayed on a board in the pantry car which indicated that the rates were Rs.50 for a veg meal and Rs. 55 for a non-veg meal. After we had consumed the meal, at about 3 pm, the staff asked me to pay Rs. 160 for the meal. I was well aware of this kind of extortion in this and several other long-distance trains. But I quietly told the waiter that I would
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go to the pantry car and pay there.
Later I enquired of the manager why I was being charged Rs. 160 for a meal which according to their own rate board cost only Rs.55. The manager conned me saying Rs.55 was for a STANDARD THALI whereas what I had been served was a DELUXE THALI (whatever that means). I came back without paying.
I whatsupped a few of my admin friends from IRI. They asked me to insist on a bill before payment. One of them also msgd me a mobile number to lodge a complaint which I promptly did. There was an instant response from IR saying the matter is being investigated and they will revert in due course.
Meanwhile the PC staff came again for payment at around 5pm and, as requested, gave me a bill for Rs.160 before collecting the cash. I immediately sent a snap of the bill to my WA group of IRI admins. What followed was a spate of tweets to the Railway Minister and EVERYBODY who is SOMEBODY in IR.
There was a lull till say 8.30 pm by which time the train had reached Khurda Road. Suddenly 2 staff from the PC came to my bay with a dinner thali. My wife and I declined it saying we had finished our dinner. They then REFUNDED me an amount of Rs. 105 (160-55) and requested me to withdraw my complaint. The guys looked pretty menacing and as my wife was scared out of her wits I had no option but to comply with their request. I immediately smsed saying the amount charged in excess had since been refunded and the matter may be treated as resolved. But IR was apparently in no mood to let go and msgd back saying matter will be closed only after due enquiry and action. I am sharing my experience so that it can serve as eye-opener to all my friends here who may face similar situations during train travel.

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Feb 25 2017 (14:00)
Metre Gauge*^~   3856 blog posts   13414 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2177667-8            Tags   Past Edits
Its really a good lesson learnt for us all............. but railways should not act only on complaints lodged (case to case basis). they should take actions to stop these from happening at all.

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Departure: Sun Feb 05 2017 @ 22:10
12731/Padmavati SF Express (Via Guntakal)
Trip# 101952    Traveller: Sudarshan*^~    Linked PNR Entry# 2044885
Class: Sleeper - SL
From: ATP/Anantapur
To: SC/Secunderabad Junction
3 wishes
HJ HJ HJ
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Feb 05 2017 (23:13)
Metre Gauge*^~   3856 blog posts   13414 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2044885-5            Tags   Past Edits
sir, was on an official trip to India?.............becoming a permanent resident of US?

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Feb 06 2017 (06:36)
Sudarshan*^~   5827 blog posts   842 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2044885-7            Tags   Past Edits
:). No permanant reaidency. Temp work for few years.

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Oct 22 2013 (22:35)
Metre Gauge*^~   3856 blog posts   13414 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 834720-30            Tags   Past Edits
at YPR/Yesvantpur Junction
reached

  
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Oct 22 2013 (22:36)
Metre Gauge*^~   3856 blog posts   13414 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 834720-31            Tags   Past Edits
TRIP HAS ENDED.

  
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Jan 26 2017 (17:18)
Er AC*^~   6100 blog posts   52850 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 834720-32            Tags   Past Edits
Almost after 3.5 years, I also got seat 42 in C-1 as WS from IRCTC booking slip.

  
Feb 05 2017 (12:20)
Metre Gauge*^~   3856 blog posts   13414 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 834720-33            Tags   Past Edits
indeed so co incidental. i had a gala time doorplating the entire Shiradi Ghat stretch.......between Subhramanya Road and Sakleshpur.

  
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Feb 05 2017 (13:58)
Er AC*^~   6100 blog posts   52850 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 834720-34            Tags   Past Edits
I think, that AS seat will definitely help me in going to door side at regular interval without interrupting the peace of co passengers.
  
General Travel
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Nov 24 2016 (13:56)   12767/Hazur Sahib Nanded - Santragachi SF Express (PT) | PMKT/Pimpal Khuti (1 PFs)

San   93 blog posts
Entry# 2069855            Tags   Past Edits
Is there any particular need for technical halt at a station if railway zone is changing there?
I am curious because many EXP/SF trains stop at PMKT(zone changes from SCR -> CR) which is a very small station without any passengers using it.
ADB is just 20KMs away from PMKT. still many trains stop here literally for hours.

  
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Nov 24 2016 (23:43)
Metre Gauge*^~   3856 blog posts   13414 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2069855-1            Tags   Past Edits
No there is no need for halt even if there is zone change............halts at PMKT may be due to some other reason...........

  
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Jan 03 2017 (22:59)
San   93 blog posts
Re# 2069855-2            Tags   Past Edits
I have lodged a complaint and this is their reply.

  
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Jan 25 2017 (11:05)
Metre Gauge*^~   3856 blog posts   13414 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2069855-3            Tags   Past Edits
again a general cliched reply.............if it's so then for every zonal or divisional interchange station there would have been a halt.
  
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Metre Gauge*^~
Dec 25 2016 (00:32)
Dec 25 2016 (00:32)   Santragachi - Hazur Sahib Nanded SF Express (PT)/12768   Train - Regular/Technical Halt - PMKT/Pimpal Khuti (1 PFs)

Metre Gauge*^~   1551 Conf TLs   0 Void TLs
PMKT/Pimpal Khuti (1 PFs); Regular Stop; Arrival: 12:40; Departure: 12:45

Aug 25 2016 (19:07)   (previous value)
Timeline Entry# 907226
by: IR no more Safe^~
PMKT/Pimpal Khuti (1 PFs); Technical Halt; Arrival: 13:35; Departure: 13:40

  
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Jan 18 2017 (16:44)
San   93 blog posts
Re# 2131480-1            Tags   Past Edits
Any source for this change in time? I still see PMKT 13.38/14.00 in national Train enquiry & indianrail.gov.in portals.
Attaching the snapshot.

  
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Jan 18 2017 (16:59)
San   93 blog posts
Re# 2131480-2            Tags   Past Edits
what is the source?
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Oct 20 2016 (20:14)
Metre Gauge*^~   3856 blog posts   13414 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2000836-22            Tags   Past Edits
at DVD/Duvvada
Skipped through.......P1putting up great show.

  
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Oct 20 2016 (21:20)
Metre Gauge*^~   3856 blog posts   13414 correct pred (75% accurate)
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at VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction
Leaving VSKP. SRC WAP 4 #22601 in lead from here.

  
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Oct 21 2016 (08:29)
Metre Gauge*^~   3856 blog posts   13414 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2000836-24            Tags   Past Edits
at HIJ/Hijli
Entering home region after 16 days..... end of a great trip......

  
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Oct 21 2016 (13:19)
Metre Gauge*^~   3856 blog posts   13414 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2000836-25            Tags   Past Edits
TRIP HAS ENDED.

  
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Jan 11 2017 (09:51)
Partha Das   92 blog posts   455 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 2000836-26            Tags   Past Edits
Please help. Does 22807 served any dinner before entering Chennai Central?
  
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Oct 30 2016 (19:42)   52076/Mavli - Marwar MG Passenger (UnReserved) | MVJ/Mavli Junction (5 PFs)

Metre Gauge*^~   3856 blog posts   13414 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 2042417            Tags   Past Edits
Early Morning lights unable to glorify the bygone days.......
A sombre Mavli YDM 4 #6470 waiting patiently for some passengers and the starter while counting days at dawn at a silent Mavli Junction with 52076 Mavli Jn. - Marwar Jn Passenger.

  
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Dec 21 2016 (21:09)
WELCOME JBP ET OHE OMG 😲 AGAIN~   10935 blog posts   14 correct pred (47% accurate)
Re# 2042417-1            Tags   Past Edits
Mesmerising
  
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Dec 13 2016 (18:23)   57131/Bolarum Hyderabad Passenger (UnReserved) | CVB/Cavalry Barracks (3 PFs) | PUNE/WDM-3A

Metre Gauge*^~   3856 blog posts   13414 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 2089920            Tags   Past Edits
57131 Bolarum Hyderabad Deccan Passenger arrives a OHE-fied Cavalry Barracks on a bright October morning with Pune WDM 3A in lead. Felt very sad that i couldn't capture the obstruction-less CVB.
  
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Nov 27 2016 (18:31)   12170/Solapur - Pune Intercity (Indrayani) Superfast Express | JNTR/Jinti Road (1 PFs) | KYN/WDM-3D/11373

Metre Gauge*^~   3856 blog posts   13414 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 2073129            Tags   Past Edits
GREEN AND BLUE
A bright looking KYN WDM 3D #11373 thrashes Jinti Road and my 17013 PUNE-HYB Express on a cool afternoon with 12170 SUR-PUNE Express in tow.
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