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Oct 18 (12:29AM)   IMG21214/♥♥Sealdah Patna Intercity Express♥♥        

chayanghosh   100 blog posts   113 correct pred (66% accurate)  
Entry# 1248894               Tags   Past Edits
Oct 18 2014 (12:32AM)
Return train to be updated soon
A much needed morning intercity train from Sealdah to dgr asn etc. Will also reduce pressure from Porva via PNBE. Please rate the train and suggestions will be accepted. Please correct me if I made any mistakes. Return train to be updated soon.

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Oct 18 (12:33AM)        

anidibya   129 blog posts   244 correct pred (64% accurate)  
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Make this train either Jan Shatabdi or Shatabi . that will be better. really there is demand for SDAH PNBE daytime train

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Oct 18 (12:35AM)        

chayanghosh   100 blog posts   113 correct pred (66% accurate)  
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Janshatabdi or shatabdi doesn't have general, which is the most important part of this train.

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Oct 18 (12:38AM)        

chayanghosh   100 blog posts   113 correct pred (66% accurate)  
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may be this can be another class of train which will be like Janshatabdi with general.

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Oct 18 (10:56AM)        

chayanghosh   100 blog posts   113 correct pred (66% accurate)  
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I would like some experts to check if there are any major clashes or inconsistencies in this time table
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Jul 04 2014 (7:26PM)   SVDK/Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra (3)        
 

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katra.jpgThe Station Code for Katra Railway station is SVDK/SHMATA V D KATRA
Update It.

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Jul 05 2014 (8:27AM)        

chayanghosh   100 blog posts   113 correct pred (66% accurate)  
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Jul 05 2014 (8:28AM)
The station code has not yet been changed in this site
Admins please take note of this
The station code has not yet been changed in this site. Admins please take note of this.

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Jun 29 2014 (7:27AM)           
 

chayanghosh   100 blog posts   113 correct pred (66% accurate)  
Entry# 1149878               Tags   Past Edits
Jun 29 2014 (7:35AM)
and the list goes on
After the recent rise in fares traveling on a preplanned holiday in 1st ac's in railways will not be a option for many especially if it is a rajdhani.
here are some fare comparisons of 1st ac rajdhani fare with ordinary airfare....
All fares are for 1st august
Delhi to Mumbai
1st ac fare Rs 4680 Airfare Rs 4011(spicejet)
Delhi to Kolkata
1st ac fare Rs 4775 Airfare Rs 4011(go air)
Delhi to Bangalore
1st ac fare Rs
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6675 Airfare Rs 6341(spicejet)
Delhi to Hydrabad
1st ac fare Rs 5370 Airfare Rs 5848 (indigo)
Delhi to Chennai
1st ac fare Rs 6355 Airfare Rs 6341(spicejet) (31 st July)
..........and the list goes on
source: respective sites
hence I think that the recent fare revision will be too expensive for the railways.

Jun 29 2014 (9:33AM)        

SANDY SUDHA OIL CAMMAN PEEPULL BHOOKMARI 2   765 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)  
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Sir railways will always have their catch on the passanjars and I will tell u why.
- The airfares that you see are exclusive of the transaction charges which is around rs 150-200 and will keep increasing.
- The UDF is being raised and it will the only go upwards
-all are low cost airlines. But a pakat of cashews having 6 full and 3 half pieces and it costs rs 70. Buy water just enough to swallow a tablet and pay rs 30. If you want to swalow capsule rs 60
-you cancel a 4000 tikat and you lose rs 2000.But you cancel a 5000 tikat on IR and you lose 100 only.
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-Taxi to the airports may be 600-800 rs. But autorikshaw to the railway station rs 50-100 only.
-Many peepull suffer from the fear of flying,they will take train only.
Unless you are a high flying corporate whose tickets are reimbursed by your company and who values time more than anything you will travel in train.
-Most indians have too much time, they can afford the time.
-Too many concessions on IR.
And above all Indians genetically and historically fans of trains. Only a minute percentage of them are on IRI. Others dont say it but the affection is always there.
Yes low fares and promo fares will snatch away some from IR 1 AC but a majority will always remain here. They will always remain loyal.

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Jun 29 2014 (1:06PM)        

chayanghosh   100 blog posts   113 correct pred (66% accurate)  
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This is just a fare comparison. What I mean is that if it goes on like this we will soon have train fares higher than air fares
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Apr 30 2014 (6:51AM)   DJ/Darjeeling        
 

chayanghosh   100 blog posts   113 correct pred (66% accurate)  
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Some pictures of darjeeling railway station and loco shed.

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May 01 2014 (8:48AM)        

Abhinav Phangcho Choudhury   633 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)  
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Very nice capture !!!!
Thanks for sharing !!!
By the way, it will be very nice if you post this pictures of DARJEELING TOY TRAIN in NFR group of facebook (if you are in facebook).
Link: click here
If you are not in facebook, then please give permission to upload them in the group, it will be upload with "CREDIT to the photographer".

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May 02 2014 (6:53AM)        

chayanghosh   100 blog posts   113 correct pred (66% accurate)  
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I am in facebook but not in the group. If you want you can upload the pictures.

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May 02 2014 (9:47AM)        

Abhinav Phangcho Choudhury   633 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)  
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Thanks a lot !!! I shall upload the photos with mention the name of the photographer, thank you once again !

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May 02 2014 (10:17AM)        

Abhinav Phangcho Choudhury   633 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)  
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Your photos are uploaded in NFR group of facebook. The group is run by rail enthusiast mainly from Assam, West Bengal, Bihar and Northeatern states. As you are in facebook, you can visit our group.
Link to the group: click here
Link to your photos in NFR group: click here
Thank you once again
Abhinav Phangcho Choudhury
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May 01 2014 (6:57AM)   52551/Jungle Safari        
 

chayanghosh   100 blog posts   113 correct pred (66% accurate)  
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img0216.jpgA picture of the train right before Sukna.

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May 02 2014 (5:57AM)        

chayanghosh   100 blog posts   113 correct pred (66% accurate)  
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please update that the train runs on NDM 6 not NBM 6.
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May 01 2014 (6:55AM)   52544/Darjeeling - Kurseong 10D Passenger        
 

chayanghosh   100 blog posts   113 correct pred (66% accurate)  
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some pictures of the toy train i traveled in.

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May 01 2014 (7:19AM)        

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Is NJP- Darjeeling Toy train opearting now.

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May 01 2014 (8:48AM)        

Abhinav Phangcho Choudhury   633 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)  
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Very nice capture !!!!
Thanks for sharing !!!
By the way, it will be very nice if you post this pictures of DARJEELING TOY TRAIN in NFR group of facebook (if you are in facebook).
Link: click here
If you are not in facebook, then please give permission to upload them in the group, it will be upload with "CREDIT to the photographer".

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May 02 2014 (5:49AM)        

chayanghosh   100 blog posts   113 correct pred (66% accurate)  
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This is not Dj - Njp Toy train. This train runs till kgn. The stretch between kgn and Tdh is inaccessible, by rail as well as road, due to a landslide a few years back. Hence njp - dj toy train is still not in operation.
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Apr 19 2014 (6:09AM)   26 Summer Special Trains between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Ernakulam (14 trips) / Kochuveli (12 trips) - Reservation opening date will be advised later        
 

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Central Railway has decided to run 26 weekly summer special trains between Mumbai and Ernakulam/Kochuveli to clear the extra rush of passengers. The details are as under:
ERNAKULAM WEEKLY SPECIALS (14)
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No. 01065 Dn will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 13.20 hours o­n every Tuesday from 29.4.2014 to 10.6.2014 (7 trips) and will arrive Ernakulam at 19.00 hours next day.
Train No. 01066 Up will leave Ernakulam at 23.30 hours o­n every Wednesday from 30.4.2014 to 11.6.2014 (7 trips) and will arrive at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 03.10 hours o­n third day i.e. Friday.
HALTS: Thane, Panvel, Roha, Khed, Chiplun, Sangameshwar, Ratnagiri, Kankavali, Kudal, Thivim, Karmali, Madgaon, Karwar, Murdeshwar, Bhatkal, Mookambika Road Byndoor, Kundapura, Udupi, Manglore Jn., Kasaragod, Kanhangad, Payyanur, Kannur, Thalassery, Vadakara, Kozhikode, Tirur, Kuttippuram, Shoranur, Thrissur, Aluva and Ernakulam Town.
KOCHUVELI WEEKLY SPECIALS (12)
Train No. 01067 Dn will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 14.20 hrs o­n every Friday from 2.5.2014 to 6.6.2014 (6 trips) and will arrive Kochuveli at 23.30 hrs next day.
Train No. 01068 Up will leave Kochuveli at 00.35 hrs o­n every Sunday from 4.5.2014 to 8.6.2014 (6 trips) and will arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 05.00 hrs next day.
Halts: Thane, Panvel, Roha, Khed, Chiplun, Sangameshwar, Ratnagiri, Kankavali, Kudal, Thivim, Karmali, Madgaon, Karwar, Murdeshwar, Bhatkal, Mookambika Road Byndoor, Kundapura, Udupi, Manglore Jn., Kasaragod, Kanhangad, Payyanur, Kannur, Thalassery, Vadakara, Kozhikode, Tirur, Kuttippuram, Shoranur, Thrissur, Aluva, Ernakulam Town, Kottayam, Tiruvalla, Chengannur, Kayankulam and Kollam
COMPOSITION OF BOTH SPECIALS: o­ne AC-2 Tier, o­ne AC-2 Tier cum AC-3 Tier, o­ne AC-3 Tier, 10 Sleeper class, 3 General Second Class and 2 General Second Class cum Guard’s brake vans.
RESERVATION opening date for 01065 & 01067 will be advised later.

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Apr 19 2014 (12:10PM)        

srinivasvasanthi   1151 blog posts   5 correct pred (50% accurate)     Ph:+919489109789
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Welcome move by CR.Also requested to operate summer ordinary express specials from Mumbai to Tirunelveli via Renigunda,Villuppuram,Trichy and Madurai.
Or through Kongan,Mangalore,Coimbatore,Erode and Madurai.

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Apr 19 2014 (12:15PM)        

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Earlier years, the train 01067/01068 was operated through the same root but extended upto Tirunelveli. This time, this train stopped at Kochuveli. SR has no idea to give any special train to Tamil Nadu people. It always give preference to the people from Kerala.

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chayanghosh   100 blog posts   113 correct pred (66% accurate)  
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bombaythanatrain1853.jpgAbout 157 years ago the first passenger train ran in India between Bori Bunder in Bombay and Thane. On the 16th of April, 1853 in a 14 carriage long train drawn by 3 locomotives named Sultan, Sindh and Sahib. It was around 21 miles in length and took approximately 45 minutes. Ever since the first run the Indian Railways have been a booming industry. Today as we celebrate it's first run let us remember the efforts put in by the people of our country to make the railways a successful one. The picture alongside shows the first passenger train in India and is taken from Wikipedia.

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Apr 16 2014 (9:04AM)        

जय हिन्द   3947 blog posts   113 correct pred (74% accurate)  
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Jan 24 2014 (6:25AM)   NJP/New Jalpaiguri Junction (8)        
 

chayanghosh   100 blog posts   113 correct pred (66% accurate)  
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Are double bed retiring rooms available in this station? Do they have attached bathrooms?

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Nov 10 2013 (7:46AM)   HWH/Kolkata Howrah Junction (23)        
 

chayanghosh   100 blog posts   113 correct pred (66% accurate)  
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Luggage helpers with trollies carry luggage from any part of the station to any other part at a very minimal rate. So it is advised not to take help from the porters wearing red clothes as they charge exorbitantly.

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Nov 10 2013 (9:43AM)        

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Chayan , senior citizens like me have found this arrangement to be extremely useful . And what is more gratifying is that one of the co-sponsors of this initiative are my ex-employers , the STATE BANK OF INDIA :)

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Nov 10 2013 (9:45AM)        

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good, but how does one identify a luggage helper from the rest? Does he wear a specific color code?

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Chayan do these luggage trollies have any specific 'stands' outside the Old & New Howrah Stations ? If yes, please guide their location.

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is the same avilable @ SDAH??
i saw some cars @ SDAH like those cars which are found at golf grounds

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Really a great help, especially in night. One we availed of the services at midnight. Thanks to the SBI also.
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