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★★★  General Travel
Jul 30 2012 (20:32)  

DB*^~   33537 blog posts   224048 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 493489            Tags   Past Edits
Reference to /blog/post/492902 friends of Late Swapnl David and fellow ralfans (Mainly from RCI, Facebook, goo.gl/Hl2nS have come across a mutual decision to try and financially support the family with whatever they can.
As per news, Swapnil's father had passed away some time back and hence the sad news of Swapnil's demise has completely put Swapni's mother in a sorrow state.
if all of us deposit Rs. 100 to the account, it can contribute to a considerable sum. This is just to show that Swapnil was not alone and there is a bigger family of Railfans having the same passion and love for Indian Railways.
Minimum Contribution has been decided to be Rs. 100/-
Account details are as follows:-
Name of Account Holder:- Mrs Sudha David
Account Number:- 63047242675
IFSC Code:- SBIN0030200
Branch Name:- Mastana Chowk, Ranjhi, Jabalpur.
Bank Name:- State Bank of India, Jabalpur.
For further information, kindly visit goo.gl/i6m9a
It would be prudent if the names of the contributor(s) can be cross-checked with that obtained from the Bank.
All those who have been kind enough to make the contribution, kindly send me a private message, mentioning the name against your bank account (For Online Transfer) and/or the Date of Deposit (For Cash Deposits)

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Jul 30 2012 (22:21)
Swagoto   20 blog posts
Re# 493489-12            Tags   Past Edits
Thanx a lot DipyamanDa for this initiative. But members, please do not donate/contribute just now, immediately. As his death was an unnatural one, & has involved police, so we have decided to pause it for a few days. Some of our members will go to his native place & talk with his family. After that, we can confirm & let you all know about this. Then you can contribute as much as you can/ wish .. minimum amount being Rs.100/-. Till then kindly bear with us. Thank you for all your support :)

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Aug 03 2012 (22:06)
Swagoto   20 blog posts
Re# 493489-67            Tags   Past Edits
thanx everyone for this support .. our initiative is too small .. but still let's do as much as we can .. & if possible do maintain an Excel sheet regarding the name & amount donated by members. Thanx a lot :)

Aug 03 2012 (22:08)
Bhopal Shatabdi   182 blog posts   4 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 493489-68            Tags   Past Edits
magar iski jaanch kaise ho ki sahi me kisi ne paisa jama kiya hai ya nahi? Main bhi to keh sakta hu ki maine itna paisa daal diya. Kya use maan liya jaega?

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Oct 11 2011 (16:19)   12301/Howrah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Gaya)

Swagoto   20 blog posts
Entry# 255000            Tags   Past Edits
The train is running with two extra AC 3 tiers & 1 extra AC 2 tier ... saw myself at Howrah & also confirmed by member Arnab Ghosh. Admins kindly take this into notice & update the info :)
Feb 13 2011 (10:08)   12029/New Delhi - Amritsar Swarna Shatabdi Express

Guest: 7fc4e9f9   show all posts
Entry# 109284            Tags   Past Edits
what food is served in this train? do they serve breakfast or lunch?

Mar 05 2011 (11:30)
Swagoto   20 blog posts
Re# 109284-1            Tags   Past Edits
Yes they serve breakfast & morning tea/coffee.

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Feb 03 2011 (14:57)   12014/Amritsar - New Delhi Shatabdi Express

Guest: 455cbb38   show all posts
Entry# 105025            Tags   Past Edits
while travelling in this train are we sitting in the direction the train is moving (facing the engine)or opposite??is it always like this???are the chairs reversible .this is for rs 570 class
we r a family of four travelling and we have to reach igi airport domestic terminal maximum by 2.30pm..so is there any other options avble??i guess getting a richaw/taxi at 4.30 am in asr is very difficult.

Feb 20 2011 (20:55)
Swagoto   20 blog posts
Re# 105025-1            Tags   Past Edits
Getting an autoo or rickshaw @ 4:30 a.m. in Amritsar is indeed difficult but not impossible. I travelled by that train on 22Jan this year & we managed to get an auto. But to my astonishment at that very morning the train was mostly occupied. SO don't panic. Its the best option to get to NDLS if u have flight at 14:30

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Mar 05 2011 (11:28)
Swagoto   20 blog posts
Re# 105025-3            Tags   Past Edits
Yes Sir ... I have travelled in this train. It can't be said surely if ur seat is facing towards the engine or opposite to it because this train like most other Shatabdis are being provided with the new LHB rakes which unlike the old ones have seating arrangements facing both directions in each compartment. Half of them faces the engine & the other halfs opposite. :)

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Feb 26 2011 (22:32)   12013/New Delhi-Amritsar Shatabdi Express

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Entry# 117170            Tags   Past Edits
me and my wife-both german passport holder intend to visit india during nov, 2011.we wish to make a online reservation for a train journey between delhi-jalandhar and return.please advise.

Feb 26 2011 (22:54)
Swagoto   20 blog posts
Re# 117170-1            Tags   Past Edits
Sir, go to the website of IRCTC, register their free of cost for an username & password. Use that to login the website & choose the train that best fits your need & time. My personal advice is to take the 12029/31 or 12013 Amritsar Shatabdi from New Delhi which leaves New Delhi @ 7:20 A.M. & 4:30 P.M. respectively. Book two seats in the Executive Chair Car class denoted by 1A in the website. Fare is Rs.1020/orRs.970/- & Rs.1080/- respectively.

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Feb 02 2011 (15:06)   12259/Sealdah - New Delhi AC Duronto Express

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Entry# 104662            Tags   Past Edits
Its ok type duranto
2011-02-03 RAC 15 Avbl 26 Avbl 6
2011-02-06 WL# 6 RAC 15 Avbl 1
2011-02-10 RAC 23 Avbl 27 Avbl 9
2011-02-13 RAC 2 Avbl Avbl 8
2011-02-17 Avbl
279 Avbl 63 Avbl 14
2011-02-20 RAC 32 Avbl 11 Avbl 13
2011-02-27 Avbl 389 Avbl 48 Avbl 6
2011-03-03 Avbl 487 Avbl 66 Avbl 15
2011-03-06 Avbl 469 Avbl 89 Avbl 18
2011-03-10 Avbl 455 Avbl 98 Avbl 16
2011-03-13 Avbl 414 Avbl 91 Avbl 18
2011-03-17 Avbl 473 Avbl 106 Avbl 18

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Feb 11 2011 (12:29)
Swagoto   20 blog posts
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Feb 26 2011 (20:48)
Swagoto   20 blog posts
Re# 104662-14            Tags   Past Edits
As of my knowledge, Rajdhanis, Shatabdis & Durontos are meant to be faster than their counterparts, so they are naturally considered in the list. IR runs about 10, 00 trains daily. If u know any other superfast/ mail express trains with average speed greater than any of the 36 trains stated in the list, u r most welcome to share ur info by posting relevant data in this blog, I will make proper correction in the list. Ur cooperation will be much appreciated.

Feb 26 2011 (21:34)
Swagoto   20 blog posts
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Feb 26 2011 (21:40)
Swagoto   20 blog posts
Re# 104662-18            Tags   Past Edits
The above link is the revised List of Fastest Trains in India on Wikipedia. I can assure all about the accuracy of the infos of the first 13 trains personally. If anyone notice any discrepancy in this list, kindly notify me at the earliest to make necessary changes in the page. Thank You !! :)

Feb 26 2011 (22:37)
Swagoto   20 blog posts
Re# 104662-20            Tags   Past Edits
Thank You !!! But still. to err is human. There may be some train among the 10, 000 or something trains daily run by IR whose average speed is more than 70 kmph as said by our honored guest. Its a gigantic task to keep the list accurate & updated. Please help me in this effort. Also I saw Wikipedia threating to delete this particular page for some particular reason unknown to me. My earnest request to all members of indianrailinfo.com to inspect the matter & sought out the problem.

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Feb 04 2011 (15:22)   12259/Sealdah - New Delhi AC Duronto Express

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Entry# 105460            Tags   Past Edits
kindly provide me 2259 train food menu details from departure to arrivals.

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Feb 23 2011 (16:46)
Swagoto   20 blog posts
Re# 105460-2            Tags   Past Edits
Why everyone is so concerned about the menu details of this particular train only I wonder !!! Check my post in this matter on 15th Feb Entry # 110864 kindly.

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Feb 22 2011 (12:45)   12259/Sealdah - New Delhi AC Duronto Express

Guest: 78ea308a   show all posts
Entry# 114778            Tags   Past Edits
quality of food may be improved

Feb 22 2011 (22:10)
Swagoto   20 blog posts
Re# 114778-1            Tags   Past Edits
Pardon me Sir, can u kindly say why do u think the food quality should be better ? What is the standard of ur comparison. I am saying this only because I found the food quality at par with that of the Hwh Raj or Sdah Raj :) Please don't take it otherwise.
Jan 31 2011 (20:50)   12302/New Delhi - Howrah Rajdhani Express (Via Gaya)

Guest: 45b2a4c8   show all posts
Entry# 104138            Tags   Past Edits
plz give ranks to the following rajdhanis:-
mumbai, august kranti, howrah, sealdah, guwahati, patna, bhubaneswar, ahmedabad.

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Feb 20 2011 (20:46)
Swagoto   20 blog posts
Re# 104138-18            Tags   Past Edits
I beg to differ Mr.Daga ... Seldah Rajdhani's service, cleanliness & condition of the coaches are far better than Howrah Raj. I have travelled in both trains in 3A once, & based on that I have done this comparison ... don't know about other class & rakes of this two particular Raj's ... & also the changing crew of them :)
Feb 12 2011 (13:44)   12259/Sealdah - New Delhi AC Duronto Express

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Entry# 108799            Tags   Past Edits
Are there curtains in a 2259 duronto 3rd AC?

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Feb 15 2011 (18:12)
Swagoto   20 blog posts
Re# 108799-2            Tags   Past Edits
Yes, they are provided. At least I found all the 3A coaches with curtains in the rake I travelled on 16/01/2011.

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Feb 20 2011 (12:25)
Swagoto   20 blog posts
Re# 108799-7            Tags   Past Edits
Yes Sir ... as all the Durontos were introduced after the 2009 Union Rail Budget in Feb '09, as far as I remember sometimes around June or July 2009, & also as their livery is quite unique, thanks to Ms.Mamata Bannerjee, all of them are provided with brand new LHB coaches of Apr '09 make or later. Infact the 12259/60 SDAH-NDLS Duronto was one of the very first Durontos to be launched. At first it used to have 3AC Economy coaches which were later removed. So unlike the Rajdhanis, these Durontos' 3 AC coaches are provided with curtains just like 2 ACs :)

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Feb 20 2011 (20:40)
Swagoto   20 blog posts
Re# 108799-9            Tags   Past Edits
Sir, we are not talking about Window curtains but aisle curtains in each coupes ... window curtains are provided in all Air Conditioned coaches of all trains but not aisle curtains ... maybe the very new 3A ICF/RCF coaches of even normal trains are provided with aisle curtains , am not sure 'bout that. As far as the Rajdhanis are concerned, not all 3A coaches of all Rajdhanis have aisle curtains. Rajdhanis' coaches are of very mixed composition, both old & new, its a matter of sheer luck to get a new 3A coach with aisle curtains in a Rajdhani. It's my personal experience sir. Also not all Rajdhanis still today have LHB coaches (e.g. Ranchi Rajdhani), so having aisle curtains in 3As of Rajdhanis is a matter of speculation & luck :)

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