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Blog Posts by balajijayarama
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General Travel
May 17 2014 (14:22)   12640/Brindavan Express

balajijayarama   10 blog posts
Entry# 1100428            Tags   Past Edits
I have got below doubt and request help suggestions.
I have a reserved 2S ticket to travel from SBC to AJJ on May 24, 2014 in Brindavan express.
However, due to change in
travel plan I have to leave Bangalore on May 24, 2014 morning by Lal Bagh Express or Chennai Express instead of Brindavan which leaves at 3:10 p.m. in afternoon.
My questions is
Can I travel on May 24, 2014 from SBC to AJJ in Lal Bagh or Chennai Expresses in general compartment using the Brindavan express ticket?
Or should i follow the procedure of cancel Brindavan ticket and buy a unreserved ticket?

May 17 2014 (23:35)
Vinay Kumar~   15557 blog posts   361 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1100428-1            Tags   Past Edits
U need to cancel & get unreserved ticket..
General Travel
Dec 30 2013 (11:28)   22625/Chennai Central - KSR Bengaluru City AC Double Decker Express

balajijayarama   10 blog posts
Entry# 950021            Tags   Past Edits
Monday Dec 30, 2013
22625 Chennai Bangalore AC Double Decker Express.
Running late and started late at chennai central by 1 full hour.

It is also learnt that Brindavan is running ahead of the AC double decker and is late at most of the station until Jolarpet.
Any news as to why the double decker started late at chennai central today.

Dec 30 2013 (11:40)
VINU CO SBC   206 blog posts
Re# 950021-1            Tags   Past Edits
Maye be some technical problem at MAS. faced it often, better to swap the timings of DD and Brindavan, providing atleast1 hr gap to start at the destination on Both Side.

Dec 30 2013 (12:08)
balajijayarama   10 blog posts
Re# 950021-2            Tags   Past Edits
Thank you. It was anticipated.
Latest update is that at Jolarpet, AC double decker train is allowed to run ahead of Brindavan exp.
Now AC double decker is ahead of Brindavan exp
but still running late. Also it is learnt that few passengers of double decker boarded Brindavan at intermediate stations. However, at jolarpet passengers of AC double decker have rejoined, boarded their respective AC double decker coach.
Dont be surprised both AC double decker and Brindavan will be late at all intermediate stations.
Now the interesting question.
Why is that the Indian Railways do this for luxury trains ie they have allowed AC double decker to go ahead of Brindavan exp while it started a full 1 hour late. Now the fate of Brindavan exp and its passengers arrive late at all intermediate station. Why isnt there a clause / rule for such thing in our nation?
Anyhow the train that started a full 1 hour late will reach late at its destination as its a 6 hour journey. By allowing AC double decker go ahead of Brindavan it may make up a little bit of lost time. But still late and causing both train passengers reach late. At least if Brindavan was allowed to run on schedule, the passengers of one train could have reached on time. Now both trains are late.

Dec 30 2013 (12:26)
Strongly against KJM halt for 12657 58~   2780 blog posts   271 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 950021-3            Tags   Past Edits
Sir, DD would anyway have overtaken Brindavan before Kuppam as Brindavan has a scheduled halt there. DD was just about 5 mins behind at JTJ.
General Travel
Jul 16 2013 (16:52)   22617/KSR Bengaluru - Tirupati SF InterCity Express

balajijayarama   10 blog posts
Entry# 808614            Tags   Past Edits
From Sep 2, 2013 the train to originate from SBC instead of Yesvantpur.
This is good news to all people travelling up to katpadi.

This tri weekly will change to daily shortly.
This also means it will ease the crowd from lal bagh and chennai exp for people travelling up to Katpadi.
All those who want stop at Kuppam and Jolarpettai Jn will get stop over a period of time but keep up the pressure with authorities.
Good to travel to Tirupathi as the timing is good.
Not sure how many will agree with me.

Jul 16 2013 (20:55)
JayaRaj   1458 blog posts
Re# 808614-1            Tags   Past Edits
"This tri weekly will change to daily shortly"
-Is this is a official news ?

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Jul 16 2013 (21:01)
BMTIR*^~   21288 blog posts   7423 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 808614-4            Tags   Past Edits
Its a very good train in terms of speed-destination change is also a good move to get crowd

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Jul 16 2013 (21:16)
Koushik Sharma   30 blog posts   20 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 808614-13            Tags   Past Edits
It might not possible to give stoppages at Kuppam and Jolarpetti Jn. because it might alter the timings and speed of the train. And if it becomes a daily train then we have to see how they will manage TPTY CBE intercity superfast as it have rake sharing... so probably interesting decisions might come out... hope for the best
General Travel
Jul 16 2013 (15:09)   12607/Lalbagh Express

balajijayarama   10 blog posts
Entry# 808549            Tags   Past Edits
Train Number: 12609 & 12607
Both super fast trains from Chennai Central to Bangalore city.
My advice to passengers travelling along with wife, kids, ladies or aged females never use this lazy
They never arrive on time to Bangalore City.
The arrival and departure history shown in the web site is full of blunder. Never rely on that information.
Monday July 15, 2013, train 12607 arrived at Bangalore city post 10:20 p.m. yet the arrival departure history shows train late by only 10 minutes.
The super fast defined by Indian Railways is 55 kms average speed. We pay extra for super fast trains as well yet the average speed is less than 55 kms.
There is no justification for super fast charges collected nor anyone makes noise about it.
By the time I got down from the train and reached the BMTC (Kempegowda Bus Stand) it was past 10:40 p.m.
All buses to J.P. Nagar 1st phase had departed and the last bus is at 11:45 p.m. and not sure if it will turn up.
Hence used an alternate route to reach home.
Took Jayanagar east end bus which departed at 11 p.m. and reached 11:30 p.m. to Jayanagar east end.
Took a walk and reached home around 12:15 a.m.
This is the secret of the super fast train service offered by Indian Railways which helps passengers reach home past mid night walking on empty streets.
If you do, then you know you have to rely on the auto rickshaw which will burn your pocket very deep.
I was asked by auto rickshaw people as much as Rs. 300 to Rs. 250 to reach home as it was past 10 p.m.
Since I am living in this city for more than 4 decades, I knew that was not worth.
Was ready to pay Rs. 150 ie one and half times the meter as its under 10 kms from railway station to J.P. Nagar 1st phase.
So had to take BMTC who charged Rs. 17 only.

1 posts - Tue Jul 16, 2013

Jul 16 2013 (15:27)
maheshsunda*^~   4332 blog posts   31412 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 808549-2            Tags   Past Edits
Feel sorry for you, but Lalbagh has traditionally been a great train between the two southern giants. It does not always happen like that, the delay might have been due to technical reasons and sometimes it is beyond reasoning of a common man. As regards average delay info here on this site, it does not generate the actual delay but just extrapolates from the official website of IR.

Jul 16 2013 (15:38)
PixelTrailzDotCom*^~   1746 blog posts   51 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 808549-3            Tags   Past Edits
I dont agree. Lalbagh is usually always on time. There may be a few exceptional cases beyond our control.

Jul 16 2013 (16:33)
balajijayarama   10 blog posts
Re# 808549-4            Tags   Past Edits
There was no question here to agree or disagree on arrival departure history.
If you see the past 10 day arrival departure history you will have answer to yourself to agree disagree.
and foremost the data is not right and is blamed on trainenquiry.com for it.
On top of it, its late for 7 days out of 10 days.
Then where is the question of "Lalbagh is usually always on time"
It was only an advice to people travelling along with ladies/old ones not to prefer this train reaching home late as its not safe enough. Otherwise nothing against the lal bagh.

Jul 16 2013 (16:39)
✿ఛుక్ 🚃 ఛుక్ 🚃 రైలు✿~   3938 blog posts   149 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 808549-5            Tags   Past Edits
then it is better to start at 15hrs at MAS

Jul 16 2013 (16:51)
12658 Chennai Mail*^~   8920 blog posts   22366 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 808549-6            Tags   Past Edits
late may b due to its paring train.. SBC-MAS express will rtn as Lalbagh. 12610 might hv arrived late at MAS so d starting of 12607 was late..
Hope u mite b aware, when this train was introduced, it used to arrive past midnite. that time no RSA.. d same rake dep. from SBC used to rtn from MAS.
I used to travel by this both end.. now stopped.. now my preference is mail...if not KSRTC
Travel Question
Jun 28 2013 (18:04)   12608/Lalbagh Express

balajijayarama   10 blog posts
Entry# 795012            Tags   Past Edits
I have a confirmed reserved 2nd Sitting ticket from Bangalore to Katpadi.
But due to last minute change in plan I have to travel up to Chennai Central instead of Katpadi.
How do I pay the extra fare.
where or to whom do I have to pay and how much.
help me and thanks in advance.

Jun 28 2013 (18:08)
SRG*^~   35314 blog posts   159912 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 795012-1            Tags   Past Edits
You can get the ticket extended till Chennai on board with TTE providing availability exists..The extension ticket will not be under telescopic benefit.
If you have availability till MAS on DOJ book a fresh ticket and cancel this one.
Travel Question
Jun 13 2013 (10:59)   12610/KSR Bengaluru City - Chennai Central SF Express

balajijayarama   10 blog posts
Entry# 781935            Tags   Past Edits
I have this question / doubt and request if this is valid as per passenger travel rules. I will be travelling from Bangalore to Chennai in general compartment using a super fast train ticket.
However, is it valid if i can use the same ticket and travel from
Bangalore to Arakkonam
Later during the same day can i use super fast ticket and
travel in local train from
Arakkonam to Ambatur
Later same day from
Ambatur to Chennai central.
Please help me with this doubt / question.

Jun 13 2013 (12:24)
Guest: 7dfd9473   show all posts
Re# 781935-1            Tags   Past Edits
yes, you can...

Jun 13 2013 (13:28)
PixelTrailzDotCom*^~   1746 blog posts   51 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 781935-2            Tags   Past Edits
By all means yes
★  Rail Fanning
Jun 12 2013 (11:04)   12028/KSR Bengaluru City - Chennai Central Shatabdi Express | SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) (10 PFs)

PixelTrailzDotCom*^~   1746 blog posts   51 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 781024            Tags   Past Edits
10 min session at SBC
1. Swanky Clean looking SBC - MAS Shatabdi
2. Name Board
3. LGD WAP7 30237
4. LGD WAP7 30237
RPM WAP7 30342 with the Lalbagh exp bound for MAS
Too much RPF and could not focus on getting things well framed :(

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Jun 13 2013 (11:21)
balajijayarama   10 blog posts
Re# 781024-4            Tags   Past Edits
The TV Screens in lalbagh and chennai express is half useful half irritating.
Useful: They play good songs/comedy both tamil, kannada.
Useful: The screen does show the station approaching. Not that eye catching.
Useless: Same ads repeated several times.
is no continuity in program like a song plays next comes ad then comes comedy then comes national awareness all mixed.
The program breaks in between ads comes in.
Sound quality very poor. With the coach / train noise and with this TV noise its headache / irritating. Its better without the TV.
Video clarity is not that good its full of grains like our olden days cable tvs.
Conclusion: Either improve or remove TVs.

Jun 13 2013 (11:35)
PixelTrailzDotCom*^~   1746 blog posts   51 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 781024-5            Tags   Past Edits
I vote for removing it !!
I have no idea how the TV screens in the Shatabdi were doing though.
General Travel
May 18 2013 (09:04)   12640/Brindavan Express

balajijayarama   10 blog posts
Entry# 756606            Tags   Past Edits
To travel on May 25 (Brindavan Exp) from Bangalore to Chennai. As of now waiting list 55. Request you all to let us know chances of confirmation. Its saturday and going to be way too crowded. You all know what to expect in general compartment on hot afternoon. So do i book or travel in general compartment. Thanks for your suggestions / predictions in advance.

May 18 2013 (09:08)
ಅಶೋಕ್ अशोक Ashok*^~   18092 blog posts   38010 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 756606-1            Tags   Past Edits
Better to go ahead with booking as this train will be heavily crowded. For this hot summer, better to take AC chair car or if you are ok with travelling in Double decker, give a try for that also.
Predictions: 13
confirm: 4
rac: 0
wl: 9
Journey: Wed May 30, 2012 @ 21:15
Class: AC 2-tier - 2A   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 9
Travel: SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)   to   MDU/Madurai Junction   |   479 km / 776 km
16236/Mysuru - Tuticorin Express
Entry# 439961

Posted by: balajijayarama   10 blog posts
PNR: 455-xxxxxxx (E-Ticket)   |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: May 30 2012 (17:16)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 2 (Booking Status: W/L 2,CK)
Passenger 2: Waitlist# 3 (Booking Status: W/L 3,CK)
Passenger 3: Waitlist# 4 (Booking Status: W/L 4,CK)
Chart NOT Prepared

Please analyze this PNR, and predict the final Charting Status. Thanks.

Latest Status as of: May 30 2012 (19:49)
Passenger 1: A1,21 (Booking Status: W/L 2,CK)
Passenger 2: Waitlist# 1 (Booking Status: W/L 3,CK)
Passenger 3: Waitlist# 2 (Booking Status: W/L 4,CK)
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