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Sep 15 2016 (18:34)  

allwynpremkumar   381 blog posts
Entry# 1992548            Tags   Past Edits
Tamil Nadu to get four new trains with better facilities soon
Siddharth Prabhakar| TNN | Sep 13, 2016, 01.08 AM IST
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CHENNAI: Train passengers in Tamil Nadu are in for a pleasant surprise as the state will soon get three newly introduced categories of trains Humsafar, Antyodaya and Uday Express.
In an internal communication, the Railway Board has announced that they will operate a Sriganganagar-Tiruchirapalli and Chennai-Ahmedabad Humsafar Express, Santagrachi-Chennai Antyodaya Express and Coimbatore-Bangalore Uday Express.
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The trains will be notified in the new timetable on October 1 but their starting date will be announced later, railway sources said.
Humsafar Express is an all-3AC coach train for inter-city overnight journey which will have additional facilities, not available in normal 3AC coaches, like CCTV, GPS-based information system, fire and smoke detection system and charging points for every berth. With improved aesthetics inside coaches, fare for this train will be 20% pricer than the normal express and mail trains, officials said. Railway minister Suresh Prabhu has envisioned that the train will run at speeds greater than 130 kmph.
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While Uday (Utkrisht Double-Decker Air-conditioned Yatri) Express is a special over-night express with double-decker coaches, Antyodaya is a superfast express with all the coaches unreserved.
The over-night double-decker train linking Coimbatore and Bangalore is sure to delight passengers as it was a long-pending demand which was highlighted to railway minister Suresh Prabhu on his recent visit to Coimbatore. Prabhu had hinted that an Uday train would be started on this route.
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Sep 15 2016 (19:03)
विश्व नाथ*^   16774 blog posts   268 correct pred (75% accurate)
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Use news forum for posting news.
You can initiate discussion from there too.
Feb 12 2015 (14:41)  

allwynpremkumar   381 blog posts
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budget - 2015-16 expected new trains?
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Oct 01 2014 (07:43)   Brindavan Exp chugs past 50th year

Tejas*^~   44 news posts
Entry# 1231086   News Entry# 196368         Tags   Past Edits
On October 1, 1964, history was created when the Southern Railway introducted the first day-time intercity express between Chennai (then Madras) and Bangalore.Named Brindavan Express after the famous Brindavan Gardens in Mysore, the train, which was first introduced on an experimental basis, turned out to be the ideal choice for tourists.
Initially, the train started with eight conventional coaches hauled by a steam locomotive. It covered the 360km distance between Madras and Bangalore in 7.5 hours. In 1966, the train was run with diesel locos and the running time was reduced to 5.5 hours.The stops were limited to three stations -Katpadi, Jolarpettai and Bangalore Cantonment. Later, the train's running time shrank to five hours. Emboldened by passengers' response, the railways provided a
complete vestibule rake with lightweight coaches and a fully reserved accommodation.
It was known for its punctuality and it is believed that travellers waiting at Madras Central station could set their watch at 7.45pm upon the arrival of Brindavan Express. “That green-yellow livery was a wonder to behold -whether you were seeing the train zoom past or you were sitting in the compartment seeing the stations pass by . There was no question of even a single unreserved passenger on board this train till the mid-1980s,“ said Sriram Karthik, another rail enthusiast.
“I have wonderful memories of travelling by it since the 1960s. Since I was a frequent traveler, Brindavan Express was my preferred train because of its promptness,“ said T Sangeetha Rao, an artist.
As Brindavan Express completes its golden jubilee and rolls into another year, rail users from Chennai and Bangalore sincerely hope the Indian Railways, which has over the years given the train a raw deal by increasing stoppages and travel time, restores this train to its original glory

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Oct 01 2014 (13:50)
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Sep 20 2014 (07:04)   Special trains from Nagercoil demanded

rdb*^   126032 news posts
Entry# 1219330   News Entry# 194778         Tags   Past Edits
The Kanyakumari District Rail Users’ Association (KDRUA) has appealed to Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda to operate special trains for Deepavali, Christmas and Pongal from Nagercoil to various destinations, including Chennai.
In a memorandum submitted through the Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Pon. Radhakrishnan, KDRUA president S.R. Sriram sought the operation of festival special trains from October 2014 to January 2015 from Nagercoil to Chennai Egmore, through Virudhachalam and Mayiladuthurai, and to Chennai Central, through Namakkal. Tirunelveli-Mumbai and Kochuveli-Velankanni weekly trains should be run through Nagercoil, besides a Tirunelveli-Nagercoil-Mangalore overnight express and Kochuveli/Nagercoil-Chennai AC special train, via Madurai.
KDRUA welcomed the decision of the railways to retain the stoppages due to expire on September 30 till further orders.
In another memorandum, the association appealed the Union Minister to press the Union government to announce a new daily super fast train from Nagercoil to Chennai, via Namakkal, and name it Nanjilnadu Express.
Forum welcomes decision of railways to retain stoppages due to expire on September 30

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Sep 20 2014 (11:30)
allwynpremkumar   381 blog posts
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actually this train RAKE sharing in 16125/26 MS-JODPUR-MS exp
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Aug 26 2014 (12:53)  

allwynpremkumar   381 blog posts
Entry# 1197733            Tags   Past Edits
FESTIVAL RUSH - Special trains cannot cope with demand


It's the same story when every festival nears. The railways cannot operate enough additional trains to meet the de mand, making people heading home desperate to the point of be ing reckless.
The demand for seats is so high that special trains intro duced for Onam festival were sold out soon after bookings opened. Regular services are al ways sold out when booking opens for Diwali, Onam, Christmas and New Year.
Tickets were sold out for scheduled services between Chennai and Tirunelveli, Tutico rin, Madurai, Trichy , Coimba tore and a few other towns less than 10 minutes after bookings opened two days ago.
Southern Railway introduces special trains close to festival dates to meet the demand. How ever, four or five special trains for each festival always proves inade quate. The railways has failed to make the most of higher demand though the phenomenon has per sisted for years.
“It has become a routine for tickets to be sold out for regular trains on festival eve but the railways has not taken steps to meet the demand. People who do not get berths are forced to travel by private buses and operators hike prices when the demand is high,“ said G Murali, a regular traveler.
Officials say shortage of coaches and congested tracks limit the number of special trains they can operate.
Southern Railway operated 584 special trains in the first three months and more than 1,600 coaches were attached to regular trains on a day-to-day ba sis for waitlisted passengers. But this was not enough because the number of passengers has grown over the years and the railways has not improved infrastructure to operate more trains.
“We do not have enough pit lines to maintain trains at rail way yards and doubling of lines is progressing at snail's pace on southern routes where the de mand is greatest,“ said a senior railway official, adding that they will now have to introduce spe cial trains or add coaches to regu lar trains to accommodate people on the waiting list.
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srinivasvasanthi   1141 news posts
Entry# 1168884   News Entry# 186366         Tags   Past Edits
Thoothukudi railway users association demands the extension of Thiruvananthapuram to Nagercoil passenger to Thoothukudi .

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Jul 24 2014 (12:12)
allwynpremkumar   381 blog posts
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useless command, actually good connectivity in tuticorin to TVM, mej byepass

Jul 24 2014 (14:52)
NEET JEE then what for arts*^~   13654 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
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sir i never said no for new trains . i said useless because of extension. every train has user. will u extent vaigai brindavan RF. they are dedicated to some areas same with TVC NCJ. extending it as TN TVC is not needed but a new train with proper timings is accepted..
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Jul 17 2014 (20:55)   ரெயில்வே மந்திரியுடன், பொன்.ராதாகிருஷ்ணன் சந்திப்பு

vinoth9888   59 news posts
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மத்திய ரெயில்வே துறை மந்திரி சதானந்த கவுடாவை டெல்லியில் உள்ள அவருடைய இல்லத்தில் மத்திய கனரக தொழிற்சாலைகள் மற்றும் பொதுத்துறை நிறுவனங்கள் துறை இணை மந்திரி பொன்.ராதாகிருஷ்ணன் நேற்று சந்தித்து பேசினார்.
அப்போது, கன்னியாகுமரி ரெயில் நிலையத்தை முனையமாக மாற்றவும், நாகர்கோவில் சந்திப்பு ரெயில் நிலையத்தை விரிவாக்கம் செய்யவும் பாராளுமன்றத்தில் அறிவித்ததற்காக பொன்னாடை போர்த்தி, இனிப்பு வழங்கி சதானந்த கவுடாவுக்கு தனது பாராட்டுக்களை தெரிவித்தார்.
நாகர்கோவில் டவுண் ரெயில் நிலையத்தில் விரிவாக்கப் பணியினை துரிதபடுத்தவும், கன்னியாகுமரி முதல் சென்னை வரை கிழக்கு கடற்கரை ரெயில்வே பாதை அமைக்கவும் சதானந்த கவுடாவிடம், பொன்.ராதாகிருஷ்ணன் கோரிக்கை விடுத்தார். அதற்கு சதானந்த கவுடா, கோரிக்கையை பரிசீலித்து நடவடிக்கை எடுக்கப்படும் என்று பொன்.ராதாகிருஷ்ணனிடம் உறுதி அளித்தார்.

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Jul 18 2014 (13:01)
allwynpremkumar   381 blog posts
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but final result?

Jul 21 2014 (14:03)
srinivasvasanthi   3630 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Wait for few months.

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Jul 16 2014 (22:20)   Live Chennai: Royapuram Railway Station will become the 3rd important Railway junction

rdb*^   126032 news posts
Entry# 1164641   News Entry# 185502         Tags   Past Edits
The Central Railway Minister, Mr. Sadanand Gowda has informed that steps are being taken to convert the Royapuram Railway Station as the 3rd most important Railway Junction after Chennai Central & Egmore Railway Stations.He added that Tamil Nadu has not been neglected in the latest Railway budget. Rs. 1233 Crores has been allotted for Tamil Nadu related works.Immediate steps will be taken to convert the Royapuram Railway Station as the 3rd important junction.

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Jul 17 2014 (11:51)
allwynpremkumar   381 blog posts
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will coming soon.................................2035? or 2135?

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Jul 17 2014 (10:03)   சென்னை - டெல்லி 'அம்மா எக்ஸ்பிரஸ்': மக்களவையில் அதிமுக கோரிக்கை

vinoth9888   59 news posts
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சென்னையிலிருந்து டெல்லிக்கு 'அம்மா எக்ஸ்பிரஸ்' என்ற பெயரில் புதிய ரயில் இயக்கவேண்டும் என ஸ்ரீபெரும்புதூர் தொகுதி அதிமுக எம்.பி. கே.என்.ராமச்சந்திரன் மத்திய அரசுக்கு கோரிக்கை விடுத்துள்ளார்.
மக்களவையில் ரயில்வே பட்ஜெட் மீதான விவாதத்தில் கலந்து கொண்டு அவர் பேசும்போது, “மும்பைக்கு அடுத்தபடியாக சென்னைக்கு புல்லட் ரயில் இயக்கவேண்டும். தமிழக முதல்வரின் நீண்டநாள் கோரிக்கையை ஏற்று, சென்னை எம்.ஆர்.டி.எஸ். பறக்கும் ரயில் போக்குவரத்தை, மெட்ரோ ரயில் நிறுவனத்திடம் ஒப்படைக்க வேண்டும். சென்னை திரிசூலம் ரயில் நிலையத்தில் அனைத்து ரயில்களும் நின்று செல்ல வேண்டும். ஸ்ரீராமானுஜர் அவதரித்த தலமான ஸ்ரீபெரும்புதூரில் இருந்து தாம்பரத்துக்கு ரயில்பாதை அமைக்கவேண்டும். மேலும் இப்பாதையை பெங்களூர் பாதையுடன் இணைக்க வேண்டும்” என்றார்.
மற்றொரு அதிமுக உறுப்பினர் சி.கோபால கிருஷ்ணன் (நீலகிரி) பேசும் போது, “சென்னை - மேட்டுப்பாளையம் நீலகிரி எக்ஸ்பிரஸ் ரயில் மேட்டுப்பாளையத்தில் இருந்தே 24 பெட்டிகளுடன் புறப்படவேண்டும், சேரன்
எக்ஸ்பிரஸ், கோவை - மங்களூர் எக்ஸ்பிரஸ், கோவை - திருவனந்தபுரம் அம்ரிதா எக்ஸ்பிரஸ் ஆகியவை மேட்டுப்பாளையம் வரை நீட்டிக்கப்படவேண்டும். மேட்டுப்பாளையம் - பெங்களூர் இடையே புதிய ரயிலை இயக்க வேண்டும்” என்றார்.

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Jul 17 2014 (11:48)
allwynpremkumar   381 blog posts
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s real, no places in mtp

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Jul 08 2014 (13:23)  

allwynpremkumar   381 blog posts
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ரயில்வே பட்ஜெட்டில் 27 புதிய ரயில்கள் அறிவிப்பு
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