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Apr 02 2017 (20:23)   coach production: Production of train coaches increased by 13.57% in 2016-17

rdb*^   128440 news posts
Entry# 2219991   News Entry# 298399         Tags   Past Edits
CHENNAI: The Integral Coach Factory surpassed the prescribed target of 2178 coaches and produced a record turnout of 2277 coaches in 2016-17. This is the highest ever production in the history of ICF and the production for increased by 13.57% from last year's. Of 2277 coaches that were produced, 1162 are stainless steel coaches with life of 35 years against the 25 years of ICF conventional coaches. Stainless steel constitutes 51% of the total turnout. The factory also manufactured 852 self-propelled coaches of various types which is 37% of the total churnout. The production of LHB (Linke Hofmann Busch) coaches also increased by 74% than previous year.

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Apr 02 2017 (21:40)
jintocd   52 blog posts
Re# 2219991-3            Tags   Past Edits
Railways should not produce ICF coaches at all.

Apr 03 2017 (01:26)
akku~   842 blog posts   633 correct pred (82% accurate)
Re# 2219991-4            Tags   Past Edits
they have stopped production from 1st april
so hopefully icf chennai will now only produce LHB coaches
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Apr 01 2017 (18:27)   No service charge on train e-ticket till June 30

RailEnthuse   11 news posts
Entry# 2218744   News Entry# 298328         Tags   Past Edits
Passengers will continue to get benefits of service charge exemption on train tickets booked online till June 30.
In order to help passengers and incentivise payments made through digital modes for booking of reserved tickets, service charge on online booking of train tickets was withdrawn for the tickets booked from November 23, 2016 to March 31, 2017.
The exemption facility effective till March 31 this year has been extended further to June 30, said a senior railway ministry official.
received instructions from the Ministry of Information and Technology advising the public transporter to extend the incentives at least till June 30.
The service charges on booking train tickets online through IRCTC ranges from Rs 20 to 40 per ticket.
The government waived the service charges after demonetisation in November last year to encourage digital modes of booking.
Approximately, an amount of Rs 184 crore has not been realised from passengers on account of service charge and service tax thereon on reserved tickets booked online from November 23, 2016 to February 28, 2017, according to railways data.

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Apr 01 2017 (21:13)
jintocd   52 blog posts
Re# 2218744-2            Tags   Past Edits
They should support IRCTC.
General Travel
Mar 27 2017 (18:05)   22679/Yesvantpur - Hassan Intercity SF Express

jintocd   52 blog posts
Entry# 2212720            Tags   Past Edits
1) Timetable looks over ambitious. I do not know if this train will be able to do justice
2) What is the point of building single lines? If at all Railways are going to start more services, it is going to clog this route.
3) doubling - x years, electrification - y years? why not do all in parallel.
I do not what
is to be blamed, govt or railways

Mar 28 2017 (11:39)
Venkat వెంకట్   2795 blog posts
Re# 2212720-1            Tags   Past Edits
Today going to reach YPR with 45 min delay. I think in a year time things will sorted out. Again CRS inspection will be there ,then they will improve Mps of the line.
But 3hr30 min is very much possible in this route.
Mar 27 2017 (21:29)   16526/Island Express (PT)

jintocd   52 blog posts
Entry# 2212997            Tags   Past Edits
@Admin, Why is Thrissur station is shown as 'single electric line' (/--/)? Please correct this
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Jan 16 2017 (13:39)   Budget 2017: Indian Railways may hike fares as Ministry mulls safety cess

Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   36160 news posts
Entry# 2129166   News Entry# 291355         Tags   Past Edits
Budget 2017: Indian Railways may hike fares as Ministry mulls safety cess The railway ministry may push for a special levy on train fares to create a dedicated Rs 1.2 lakh crore safety fund; finance ministry likely to finance 25 percent of the this fund
Passengers may have to shell out more for travelling by train as the railway ministry may impose a specific cess on train tickets to fund the Rs 1.20 lakh crore safety fund-- Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh. While fares for AC one-tier and two-tier are likely to see a marginal increase, passengers travelling on second class and AC three-tier could be hit harder because of a proportionately lower fare base. An announcement on imposing a safety cess on
train fares is likely to be announced in the budget for 2017-18, which finance minister Arun Jaitley is scheduled to present on February 1.
Last month, railway minister Suresh Prabhu had written to Jaitley requesting complete funding for the fund. The finance ministry, however, rejected the railway ministry’s proposal for financing of the new safety fund from the consolidated fund of India. The finance ministry has agreed to finance only 25 percent of the fund and has asked the railways to raise the remaining three-fourth of the required sources for the special corpus. This will be a specific cess, like the road cess collected on sale of diesel to build highways. The money collected through this cess will be pooled into the Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh and administered by the railways for a specific purpose. A committee, constituted by the railway ministry, for putting together a consolidated proposal for creation of the safety cess, in its report, has envisaged works of track renewal and upgradation, bridge rehabilitation, elimination of level-crossings, construction of road over bridges/road under bridges, replacement and improvement of signalling system, among others. The cess will likely be part of the union budget with the government merging the railway budget with the central budget from 2017-18. A key reason for the abandoning the 92 year-old practice of a separate railway budget from 2017-18 may have been hastened by the state-transportation giant’s delicate balance sheet. It is learnt that the Railways Ministry had sought exemption from paying dividends to the Centre this year, amid rise in additional salary and pension spending following the seventh pay commission recommendations. A combined budget could free the Indian Railways from setting aside nearly Rs 10,000 crore towards dividends to the government every year. Once the budgets are merged, the financial stress can be moved to the Centre’s overall annual financial plan.

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Jan 16 2017 (18:09)
jintocd   52 blog posts
Re# 2129166-4            Tags   Past Edits
Railways are losing premium passengers to other mode of transport (Road, Air and premium bus). I hope Suresh Prashu does not propose another hike in the premium segment. He should instead make a reasonable hike in unreserved / suburban etc.

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Feb 25 2016 (20:12)   New Trains in Railway Budget 2016-17

Mahaparinirwan Express DSJ Gaya Monthly~   87 news posts
Entry# 1749577   News Entry# 258901         Tags   Past Edits
There are 4 new trains announced by the Rail minister Suresh Prabhu in his second Railway Budget 2016-17
1) Humsafar: For the middle class
The Humsafar, which will focus on India's middle-class travellers, will be an exclusively three-tiered AC train with optional meals.
Tejas: For those in a hurry
This will be India's answer to the Bullet train, achieving speeds ranging up to 130 km per hour with quality onboard facilities.
3) Uday (Double-deckers): For those travelling on busy routes
The double-decker Uday trains have been introduced with the intention of increasing passenger capacity in railway services on busy routes. These trains will run overnight, connecting major cities across the country.
4) Antyodaya: For the economically backward
These superfast trains, which will have only unreserved coaches, will focus on transporting the common man in a time-bound manner without burning a hole in his pocket.
SOI : merinews click here

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Feb 26 2016 (01:11)
jintocd   52 blog posts
Re# 1749577-6            Tags   Past Edits
Isn't Humsafar same as Garib Rath? Any information on Uday - will this be a multi level sleeper compartment Or a regular double decker? #4 is an amazing addition.

Feb 26 2016 (01:23)
DhnEcr~   5223 blog posts
Re# 1749577-7            Tags   Past Edits
they have just changed names.Humsafar-Garibraths,
Tejas- Durontos wit halts
Uday- Normal Express/SF running in Night (If it it Sleeper then SMB is coming back for sure, if Chair car same as backbreaker Yuva)
Antyodya- Jansadharan
General Travel
May 30 2015 (11:50)   12678/Ernakulam - KSR Bengaluru City SF InterCity Express

jintocd   52 blog posts
Entry# 1492160            Tags   Past Edits
12678, Ernakulam Bangalore. I had pretty bad travel experience today. I traveled with two small kids (4 and 3) and wife. My boarding station was Trichur. When I got in, all overhead bins were full even though there were lots of empty seats. People from Ernakulam had occupied all. I tried to put my trolly beneath but it was not fitting in. Then I asked around to give me space to keep at least one piece so that my kids will have space to stand. No body responded. I repeatedly asked, then I decided to bring one down. Apparently they were one empty slot somewhere it seems. Anyway the owner of that luggage got into an argument by saying anyone can keep luggage anywhere and it is not mandated that people will get space to keep luggage, I didn't say anything since I don't know. I don't know why railways decided...
to leave little space beneath the seat. They should have kept same amount of space like in sleeper/2AC/3AC. Felt bad about the whole episode.

May 30 2015 (12:44)
Sudeesh~   1453 blog posts
Re# 1492160-1            Tags   Past Edits
in which coach did you travel in 2S or genaral. in 12678 if you had traveled in a reserved 2S there will be no issue of keeping your luggage as a seat is designated for you. if the case was in genaral it like first in first basis.

May 30 2015 (13:19)
jintocd   52 blog posts
Re# 1492160-2            Tags   Past Edits
I traveled in AC chair car.

May 30 2015 (14:10)
Sudeesh~   1453 blog posts
Re# 1492160-3            Tags   Past Edits
Then there should not be any challenges, but nowadays who all are travelling is used with heavy luggages.

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Predictions: 47
confirm: 47
rac: 0
wl: 0
Journey: Sat Apr 25, 2015 @ 00:07
Class: AC 2-tier - 2A
Travel: KJM/Krishnarajapuram   to   CBE/Coimbatore Main Junction   |   406 km / 425 km
06543/Yesvantpur - Coimbatore Special
Entry# 1436407

Posted by: jintocd   52 blog posts
PNR: 440-xxxxxxx    |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: Apr 21 2015 (00:55)
Passenger 1: RAC 4 (Booking Status: W/L 4,GNWL)
Passenger 2: Waitlist# 1 (Booking Status: W/L 5,GNWL)
Chart NOT Prepared

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

Latest Status as of: Apr 28 2015 (13:03)
Passenger 1: A1,27 [LB] (Booking Status: W/L 4,GNWL)
Passenger 2: A1,43 [LB] (Booking Status: W/L 5,GNWL)

Apr 22 2015 (22:35)
S VeRmA*^~   6190 blog posts   123907 correct pred (90% accurate)
Re# 1436407-1            Tags   Past Edits
#RACallocation 4 in AC-2 from KJM to CBE.

Apr 24 2015 (13:19)
jintocd   52 blog posts
Re# 1436407-2            Tags   Past Edits
Thank you everyone. One ticket got confirmed and the second should also get confirmed.
General Travel
Apr 15 2015 (12:00)   16526/Island Express (PT)

jintocd   52 blog posts
Entry# 1429361            Tags   Past Edits
Can someone please explain the difference of "Lower, Upper, Cabin and Coupe" in FIRST AC (16526)? Thank you in advance.

Apr 16 2015 (18:28)
sbc15~   572 blog posts   224 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 1429361-1            Tags   Past Edits
coupe has 2 berths, while cabin has 4.. n lower upper is as in any other class..
General Travel
Sep 26 2014 (17:25)   22639/Chennai - Alappuzha SF Express (PT)

jintocd   52 blog posts
Entry# 1225159            Tags   Past Edits
I am travelling to Alapuzha. I need to go to a place called Nedumudy? How far is it from Alapuzha railway station? Are there any pre-paid auto counters available?

Sep 26 2014 (19:08)
RosH*^   4523 blog posts   26856 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 1225159-1            Tags   Past Edits
Prepaid taxi is available there
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