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Blog Posts by CHINMAY
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Rail Budget
Feb 26 2016 (16:24)  

CHINMAY   24 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1750497            Tags   Past Edits
No one seems to have noticed or appreciated a small but very important announcement in the Rail Budget... Mr Prabhu announced that there will be 2 more factories of Locomotives created for production of next Generation locos... which will have a Toilet facility inside... what a great relief to poor loco drivers who have been suffering for such a simple and valid demand for decades...
Salute to Mr Prabhu for attention provided to the details which will help the very basic and important factor of journey, The Loco driver, thus enhancing the safety as well...
General Travel
Nov 17 2015 (20:04)   16340/Nagercoil - Mumbai CST Express

CHINMAY   24 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1652565            Tags   Past Edits
Any idea about the quality of eCatering services available in this train...
Images look quiet good however not sure about the quality of food being served... can anyone suggest/share their experiences about ecatering in general or on this train ?
General Travel
Nov 17 2015 (19:51)   11040-Slip/Gondia - Solapur Maharashtra Express Slip 2 (PT)

CHINMAY   24 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1652550            Tags   Past Edits
Worst Experience... The coach is attached at the end (after all general coaches)... all the rush for General coaches pours in and it is already packed to capacity... No TC shows up during entire journey as it is not connected internally to other coaches.... No PC and no food from local vendors available being an isolated coach... Only 1 charging point available in coach, that too not functioning... Cleanliness is poor and coach is quiet old too...
return journey (11039 SLIP from DD-NGP) is very noisy since the coach follows the Loco immediately...
better to try for Routine booking for DD-G instead of traveling by this coach...
General Travel
Oct 26 2015 (09:01)  

CHINMAY   24 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1628765            Tags   Past Edits
I have booked an eTicket from CAPE to PUNE which is already confirmed. (PNR - 4733056667 )
Can I change the boarding station from CAPE to MDU or convert the journey to break journey with 2 days halt at MDU ?

2 posts - Mon Oct 26, 2015

Oct 27 2015 (08:30)
CHINMAY   24 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1628765-3            Tags   Past Edits
Can I do it for an eTicket at PRS counter ?

Oct 27 2015 (08:32)
Hareesh Mangalam*^~   3867 blog posts   43055 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1628765-4            Tags   Past Edits
Yes. You approach chief reservation supervisor at your nearest PRS counter with a print out of your ticket, copy of your ID card (and original for verification) and a written application. They would do the needful

Oct 27 2015 (13:09)
arkgood~   2268 blog posts   3945 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1628765-5            Tags   Past Edits

Oct 30 2015 (15:32)
CHINMAY   24 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1628765-6            Tags   Past Edits
Thank you for the information... Another small doubt... Can this be done partially ?
I mean, I want to change boarding station only for 2 out of 6 passengers. is it possible and allowed?

Oct 30 2015 (15:35)
Paurav Shah~   13516 blog posts   26 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1628765-7            Tags   Past Edits
No. Partial changes can't be done.
Travel Question
Sep 24 2015 (14:05)   11040-Slip/Gondia - Solapur Maharashtra Express Slip 2 (PT)

CHINMAY   24 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1598646            Tags   Past Edits
Total available seats are shown only as 28 and 3 in Tatkal... for a typical sleeper coach there are 72 positions available. Wondering where did the rest of seats go in reservation?

Sep 25 2015 (08:03)
Guest: 71104713   show all posts
Re# 1598646-1            Tags   Past Edits
alg alg stations k lie alg alg seats ka quata hota h, islie..
may be remaining seats are for bhusawal/ manmad.

Sep 28 2015 (11:10)
CHINMAY   24 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1598646-2            Tags   Past Edits
But this is a Slip coach dedicated for Solapur passengers. For Bhsawal/Manmad entire train is available. Why to reserve in Slip coach itself ?

Sep 28 2015 (12:26)
Guest: 71104713   show all posts
Re# 1598646-3            Tags   Past Edits
bhai BSL/MMR/KPG se b to log SUR aate h, or baki ki train DD se KOP rvana hoti h..

Sep 29 2015 (12:15)
CHINMAY   24 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1598646-4            Tags   Past Edits
you are right... in fact 50% quota is reserved for Gondia-Nagpur section (GNWL) and 50% for Nagpur to BSL/MMR section....
I wanted to book a confirm ticket from AK- SUR... it was showing waitlisted (RLWL)... but i checked again after reading your answer and found that GNWL still had seats available...
booked a confirmed ticket from ITR to SUR with Boarding stn as AK... thanks a lot for providing a very important hint...
Predictions: 5
confirm: 4
rac: 0
wl: 1
Journey: Mon Nov 16, 2015 @ 15:45
Class: Sleeper - SL   |   Tot Seats: Avbl >14
Travel: SEG/Shegaon   to   SUR/Solapur   |   711 km / 1132 km
11040-Slip/Gondia - Solapur Maharashtra Express Slip 2 (PT)
Entry# 1597020

Posted by: CHINMAY   24 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
PNR: 674-xxxxxxx (E-Ticket)   |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: Sep 22 2015 (16:39)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 2 (Booking Status: W/L 2,RLGN)
Passenger 2: Waitlist# 3 (Booking Status: W/L 3,RLGN)
Passenger 3: Waitlist# 4 (Booking Status: W/L 4,RLGN)
Passenger 4: Waitlist# 5 (Booking Status: W/L 5,RLGN)
Passenger 5: Waitlist# 6 (Booking Status: W/L 6,RLGN)
Passenger 6: Waitlist# 7 (Booking Status: W/L 7,RLGN)
Chart NOT Prepared

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

Latest Status as of: Oct 01 2015 (15:30)
Passenger 1: Can/Mod (Booking Status: W/L 2,RLGN)
Passenger 2: Can/Mod (Booking Status: W/L 3,RLGN)
Passenger 3: Can/Mod (Booking Status: W/L 4,RLGN)
Passenger 4: Can/Mod (Booking Status: W/L 5,RLGN)
Passenger 5: Can/Mod (Booking Status: W/L 6,RLGN)
Passenger 6: Can/Mod (Booking Status: W/L 7,RLGN)
Chart NOT Prepared

Sep 22 2015 (16:41)
CHINMAY   24 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1597020-1            Tags   Past Edits
Only 1 (Slip) Coach and wait listed ticket... any chances of confirmation in Diwali rush ??
General Travel
Aug 19 2015 (15:32)  

CHINMAY   24 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1568975            Tags   Past Edits
What are the improvements experienced by common people and everyday travellers since Mr Suresh Prabhu has taken over ?
Is there a significant change in the user experience ?
what are the hopes that we can keep with new Railway Minister and Mr Modi ?

Aug 19 2015 (15:34)
यन्त्रविन्यासYantravinyas   19735 blog posts   427 correct pred (89% accurate)
Re# 1568975-1            Tags   Past Edits

Aug 19 2015 (15:34)
brandonbuffard^~   11184 blog posts   6076 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1568975-2            Tags   Past Edits
just keep an eye on getting bullet train between mumbai-ahmedabad

Aug 19 2015 (15:40)
iyerjiteshp   472 blog posts
Re# 1568975-3            Tags   Past Edits
I don't know if its due to Mr. Prabhu or not, but for the last few months, I've actually been able to successfully book tatkal tickets at IRCTC! That has never happened earlier...

1 posts are hidden.
General Travel
Nov 21 2014 (17:27)   12170/Solapur - Pune Intercity (Indrayani) Superfast Express | SUR/Solapur (5 PFs)

CHINMAY   24 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1283118            Tags   Past Edits
I am curious when they will put all 2S reserved coaches back together for this train... whenever I travel in this train it always reminds me of our flawed IR system where CC coaches can be sandwiched in between 2S reservation coaches.... Just becoz some high profile politician who was also serving as Home Minister in UPA govt, was too lazy to walk a few meters and always wanted to have the CC bogie right in front of the SUR station Exit...
still the same thing continues...
Even today when you
have some big gun traveling in CC, vendors and passengers are not allowed to cross CC bogey from D6 to D5 or vice versa...

Nov 23 2014 (19:26)
Solapur JN~   189 blog posts
Re# 1283118-1            Tags   Past Edits
the reason is platform no. 1 doesn't have enough shed for passengers standing for CC coaches..... hence instead of building shed on platform no. 1 they sandwiched CC coaches between 2S!
thsi thing is from years together, I am regular commuter in Indrayani CC and this sandwich thing is since May 2014

Nov 25 2014 (10:56)
CHINMAY   24 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1283118-2            Tags   Past Edits
They could well have placed CC coaches after all the 2S coaches which would mean that CC coaches would come near the Main FOB on Platform 1... but What i heard from railway employee from SUR division that Mr Shinde while travelling from Pune to SUR had to walk some distance on feeet when station was already overcrowded. he was not Happy and hence asked railway officials to change the Coach position of CC coach ....

Dec 08 2014 (14:52)
Mumbai Express   75 blog posts   7 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1283118-3            Tags   Past Edits
This I heard about 12115/16 SUR CSTM EXP as well....before it had RSA with 11302/11301 UDYAN EXP
General Travel
Aug 20 2014 (01:20)  

CHINMAY   24 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1192254            Tags   Past Edits
why railways is using diesel locos on electrified routes like Mumbai - Pune??
many trains use a diesel loco on Mumbai pune route.... i knew that itd more expensive to use diesel locos...

Aug 20 2014 (01:49)
Indian News Paper are biggest Liar*^~   31404 blog posts   69837 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 1192254-1            Tags   Past Edits
to save time

Aug 20 2014 (07:11)
Thathamme Poocha Poocha   459 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1192254-2            Tags   Past Edits
its a trade off between time and money. and aswell for punctuality and operational reasons in many different sectors
General Travel
Jul 28 2014 (16:44)  

CHINMAY   24 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1172786            Tags   Past Edits
I have seen many of the WDG4/ WDG3B locos carrying passenger trains.... arent these loco's meant for goods train exclusively and shouldnt be allowed on passwnger trains ?
Is it allowed to use WDG loco for a passenger train ?

Jul 28 2014 (16:46)
JOSH*^~   13484 blog posts   15239 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1172786-1            Tags   Past Edits
WDG4 n WDG3A are spotted many times with passenger trains..
Yup WDG locos can haul passenger trains but MPS restricted to 105 to 110 km/hr.
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