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Mar 21 2017 (08:45)   Sikkim Trip

webmasters   1 news posts
Entry# 2204887   News Entry# 297010         Tags   Past Edits
I am here for just asking a question...
My question is if i am going to Sikkim from Delhi which train i have to travel from ?
Welcome your suggestion
Thanks in advanced.

Mar 21 2017 (09:09)
Naveen Vellari House   74 blog posts
Re# 2204887-1            Tags   Past Edits
Siliguri (SGUJ) is the nearest stop to Sikkim. 12424/New Delhi - Dibrugarh Town Rajdhani Express is the fastest train to KishanGanj/New Jalpaiguri Junction.
If you are looking for economic one, North East Express or Sikkim Mahananda Express would be better. Note only Sikkim Sikkim Mahananda Express has stoppage at Siliguri. You will also get train connectivity from KishanGanj to Siliguri.
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Mar 15 2017 (19:59)   Bengaluru-Nizamuddin- Bengaluru Rajdhani Express to Run via Dharmavaram, Anantapur, Guntakal, Raichur and Serum from 1st July, 2017

Special Status Zone~   15 news posts
Entry# 2198847   News Entry# 296399         Tags   Past Edits
PR No. 874 Dt. 15th Mar, 2017
Bengaluru-Nizamuddin- Bengaluru Rajdhani Express to Run via Dharmavaram, Anantapur, Guntakal, Raichur and Serum
from 1st July, 2017
Ministry of Railways has approved diversion of Train No. 22693/22694 KSR Bengaluru-H.Nizamuddin-KSR Bengaluru Rajdhani tri-weekly express via Dharmavaram, Anantapur, Guntakal, Raichur and Serum stations with effect from 1st July, 2017 Ex: Bengaluru and 2nd July, 2017 Ex: Nizamuddin. Further,
the number of the diverted service will be 22691/22692 instead of 22693/22694.
Accordingly, Train No. 22691 (new number) KSR Bengaluru-H.Nizamuddin Rajdhani Tri-Weekly Express will depart KSR Bengaluru at 20:00 hrs, arrive/depart Satya Sai Prashanti Nilayam at 22:38/22:40 hrs, Dharmavaram at 23:20/23:22 hrs, Anantapur at 23:53/23:55 hrs, Guntakal at 01:05/01:10 hrs, Raichur at 02:43/02:45 hrs, Seram at 04:44/04:45 hrs, Secunderabad at 07:35/07:50 hrs and arrive H.Nizamuddin at 05:55 hrs on the second day.
In the return direction, Train No. 22692 (new number) H.Nizamuddin-KSR Bengaluru Rajdhani Tri-Weekly Express will depart H.Nizamuddin at 20:45 hrs, arrive/depart Secunderabad at 18:35/18:50 hrs, Seram at 20:58/21:00 hrs, Raichur at 23:08/23:10 hrs, Guntakal at 01:00/01:05 hrs, Anantapur at 02:18/02:20 hrs, Dharmavaram at 03:25/03:30 hrs, Satya Sai Prashanti Nilayam at 03:58/04:00 hrs and arrive KSR Bengaluru at 06:40 hrs on the second day.

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Mar 15 2017 (21:40)
Naveen Vellari House   74 blog posts
Re# 2198847-10            Tags   Past Edits
I think Rajdhani is now running on same route all days (i.e there will be only 22691/22692; No need of 22693/22694).

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Rail News
New/Special TrainsSR/Southern  -  
Mar 08 2017 (08:03)   New train from Palakkad

rdb*^   128242 news posts
Entry# 2189703   News Entry# 295699         Tags   Past Edits
Express train from Palakkad to Punalur starts at 4 p.m.
The new express train from Punalur to Palakkad, which will start running from next week, is likely to be christened ‘Palaruvi Express.’
A request in this connection by Kodikunnil Suresh, MP, has been submitted to Union Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu.
Mr. Suresh said in a statement that under the time table for the
train, it would start at 3.25 a.m. from Punalur, leave Kollam at 5 a.m., Ernakulam at 9.45 a.m., and reach Palakkad at 1.20 p.m.
23 halts
The train will leave Palakkad for Punalur at 4 p.m., Ernakulam at 7.10 p.m., Kollam at 11.55 p.m. and reach Punalur at 1.20 p.m. The train will have 23 halts.
N.K. Premachandran, MP, said Railways had sanctioned operation of new trains on the Punalur-Edaman and New Aryankavu-Schencotta reaches of the Punalur-Schencotta sections where gauge conversion had been completed. The converted section was formally commissioned last week.
The Tirunelveli-Schencotta train will be extended to New Aryankavu for the purpose. Similarly, the Guruvayur-Punalur train and the Kollam-Punalur Passenger will be extended to Edaman, he said.

Mar 08 2017 (08:30)
Naveen Vellari House   74 blog posts
Re# 2189703-1            Tags   Past Edits
Train should be between Punalur and Nilambur instead of Punalur and Palakkad. Then only later if is extended to Schencotta /Tenkasi makes sense, otherwise it will be more like circular train. Instead Venad Express can be run upto Palakkad skipping Shorannur.
General Travel
Nov 01 2016 (10:56)  

Naveen Vellari House   74 blog posts
Entry# 2043833            Tags   Past Edits
Will Ernakulam Jn Okha Bi-weekly and Ernakulam JN Banglore Biweekly will change the source of departure to Ernakulam Old Railway station (Behind High court, Near Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary)

Nov 01 2016 (13:23)
One Mail~   4857 blog posts   1439 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2043833-1            Tags   Past Edits
Let the old station be reopened and let services start. Then only extensions will come into pict

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Nov 01 2016 (13:44)
108 years of Electric operations on IR~   2509 blog posts
Re# 2043833-5            Tags   Past Edits
It's very unlikely for the old station to be renovated. The recent growth of the city around the sanctuary has hindered the movements of birds and a new railway line and heavy construction work will not be allowed under such circumstances. This will irreversibly damage this small island of greenery in the city. The Green tribunal has already forbidden SR from doing any kind of non-forest activity on it's land there.
And besides, the line the was abandoned a long time ago due to the marshy soil there which does not offer much scope of higher speeds on tracks at an economic price. Highly unlikely that SR would go ahead with the plan now.

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General Travel
May 27 2016 (16:31)  

Naveen Vellari House   74 blog posts
Entry# 1866799            Tags   Past Edits
Immediate Re-route Needed: 22630/Tirunelveli - Mumbai Dadar Express (via Konkan) should be re-routed via Palani, Pollachi instead of Erode, Coimbatore.

May 27 2016 (16:37)
sGs*^~   6206 blog posts   9851 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 1866799-1            Tags   Past Edits
Not at all required
New train can be introduced

May 27 2016 (16:53)
One Mail~   4857 blog posts   1439 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1866799-2            Tags   Past Edits
MDU div has already came up with the suggestion. Not sure if RB has rejected it or put in hold.
General Travel
May 23 2016 (17:19)  

Naveen Vellari House   74 blog posts
Entry# 1860879            Tags   Past Edits
Hope to expedite the 'Kanhangad-Panathur-Kaniyoor' new railway line by the Kerala's newly elected government.

May 23 2016 (17:45)
MCPNBR~   2029 blog posts   101 correct pred (88% accurate)
Re# 1860879-1            Tags   Past Edits
Very less chance..
★  General Travel
Apr 06 2016 (16:44)   22630/Tirunelveli - Mumbai Dadar Express (via Konkan)

swamiye saranam ayyappa^~   1214 blog posts   1 correct pred (50% accurate)
Entry# 1792502            Tags   Past Edits
this train ten dadar exp can be permanantly rerouted via pgt-palakkad town-pollachi-palani-dindigul-madurai-virudunagr-t irunelveli,,,distance and travel time will become lesss,,,railfans plss comment about it,,

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Apr 28 2016 (18:25)
Naveen Vellari House   74 blog posts
Re# 1792502-6            Tags   Past Edits
Even if it needs to loco reversal, better to re-route at the earliest, make indian railways more profitable. This train should be made tri-weekly initially then to daily.

Apr 29 2016 (16:21)
swamiye saranam ayyappa^~   1214 blog posts   1 correct pred (50% accurate)
Re# 1792502-7            Tags   Past Edits
as athul said railway can plan a bypass of junction so that train stops at town for 10 mins but even if now loco reversal needed its k that it is highly profitable in junction too and rb can run with reversing itself,,

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Rail News
Apr 20 2016 (08:25)   Bullet Train project set to begin in 2018

Bhiwani*^   3626 news posts
Entry# 1811775   News Entry# 265250         Tags   Past Edits
SPV on Bullet Train to finalise Technical Details
The ambitious bullet (high-speed) train project between Ahmedabad and Mumbai will kick-start from 2018 after the conclusion of discussions at various levels between railway officials and representatives of Japan. While the initial cost was pegged at Rs 98,000 crores for the project, the government is now keen on an elevated corridor, which will add another Rs 10,000 crore to the overall project cost.
“We have covered a lot of grounds in the last three months, which involved discussions at various levels to get the project
started. A joint working group which was constituted by the Prime Minister’s Office will be going to Japan for two days next month to hold further discussions on the loan negotiation,” said a senior official, adding that the government has now decided to go for an elevated corridor.
The Indian delegation will engage its Japanese counterparts in giving a major thrust to the “Make in India” initiative and also ensure larger involvement of Indian companies in the civil work of the project.
“The final location survey is now to be commissioned, which will examine the geological and hydrological aspects of the project. It will also look into the 21-km-long undersea tunnel portion of the project as well. The study will be fully funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency,” the official said.
The high-speed corridor project is being funded with a soft loan by Japan of Rs 80,000 crores, while the railways and the state governments of Gujarat and Maharashtra will share the remaining cost of Rs 20,000 crores.
Technical experts of the railways and Japan have also held discussions on the design and certification of the high-speed corridor project. “The Japanese experts have stated that the elevated corridor will be fenced and, unlike Delhi Metro, there could not be movement of vehicles underneath,” said the official.
It has also emerged that not more than 20 per cent of the project cost would be spent on direct procurement from Japan, which will mostly be on train sets.
With the aim of launching the first high speed train in the country between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, railways has stepped up ground work for starting construction work of the Rs 98,000 crore project in 2017.
“Our aim is to start the work at the earliest. It would take about seven years after the awarding of the contract for the project to be completed as a lot of new technologies would be used to construct the high-speed corridor,” said a senior Railway Ministry official involved with the bullet train project.
The special purpose vehicle (SPV) formed to implement the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed bullet train project, is meeting tomorrow to finalise the technical details including standardization process for construction of tunneling, pillars, fencing and other requirement of the mega project.
The SPV has been named National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited comprising senior railway officials and the national transporter is in the process of appointing a CEO for the job.
Maharashtra and Gujarat will have equity of 25 per cent each, while the Railways will have 50 per cent in the SPV.
The bullet train is expected to cover 508 km between Mumbai and Ahmedabad in about two hours, running at a maximum speed of 350 kmph and operating speed of 320 kmph.
At present, Duronto Express takes about seven hours to cover the distance between the two financial centres.
Estimated to cost about Rs 97,636 crore, 81 per cent of the funding for the project will come by way of a loan from Japan. The project cost includes possible cost escalation, interest during construction and import duties.
It is a soft loan for 50 years at 0.1 per cent annual interest with 15 years’ moratorium, said a senior Railway Ministry official.
For timely completion of the project, a joint committee has been formed under the vice-chairman of NITI Aayog with the secretaries of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Departments of Economic Affairs and Foreign Ministry as its members along with the Railway Board Chairman.

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Apr 20 2016 (12:10)
Naveen Vellari House   74 blog posts
Re# 1811775-3            Tags   Past Edits
Hey we need Long vision, like Modi does, suppose Bullet train project starts after 10 years later, the expense will be 10 times higher.

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Apr 20 2016 (13:10)
Planning to shift to Venus again~   2907 blog posts   1244 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1811775-6            Tags   Past Edits
10 times higher?? Rather they would be lower as by that time other countries too would have started adopting (or would have already adopted) technologies similar to bullet train thereby driving down costs owing to economy of scale; heck we may even have technology which is cheaper than that by a decade. Plus considering the rapid growth of Indian middle class we would easily have far more people with ability to afford those services and so could easily spread the network across length and breadth of this country rather than being forced to concentrate on small pockets where upper middle class people live in order to have profitablity.

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Apr 23 2016 (08:49)
Kuchh to log kahenge   202 blog posts   12 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 1811775-8            Tags   Past Edits
If it would have started 10 years before, the expenses might be 50 times lesser then what it is today....
The question is will it serve to lower the congestion in the existing rail network?
will common people can afford the ticket of bullet train when the cost of ticket is expected between Rs1500 - Rs.2000 for 300km, means the ticket price from AMD to MUM may be 3500/- . Not only this, it will be based on demand and rise basis. The price will increase with the rise in demand and expected
to go up to Rs.20000/-.
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Commentary/Human InterestSR/Southern  -  
Mar 07 2016 (09:42)   Wait for rail link to Bengaluru continues

rdb*^   128242 news posts
Entry# 1759652   News Entry# 260362         Tags   Past Edits
The wait for the realisation of the proposed Kanhangad-Kaniyooru rail link, that provides the easiest access to Bengaluru from north Kerala, continues with the State governments failing to shoulder 50 per cent cost to take up the project.
Land acquisition
A meeting of the Kanhangad Nagara Vikasana Samithi held here on Sunday criticised the Kerala and Karnataka governments for going slow on meeting the requisite fund for land acquisition even after making categorical assurances to do so.Addressing the meeting, Samithi chairman P. Appukkuttan said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Minister in-charge of Railways
Aryadan Muhammed had said that the Cabinet would pass a resolution to sanction the amount as a pre-condition laid by the Railway Ministry for giving green signal to the project, which did not find any mention in the railway budget.The authorities have already submitted to the Southern Railway the survey report on the 91-km route.

Mar 07 2016 (09:52)
Naveen Vellari House   74 blog posts
Re# 1759652-1            Tags   Past Edits
Never start Nanjangod and other tracks before starting this shortest route..... Oommenchandy and team is not at all interested to work on this basic infrastructure things like this, they want populist project only.

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Mar 07 2016 (10:20)
Naveen Vellari House   74 blog posts
Re# 1759652-3            Tags   Past Edits
Definitely useful. Not only pave way for Mysore, Bangalore but also easiest route to Hassan, Hubbali, Hyderabad, Nagpur from Kannur/Calicut. This line has huge scope for freight as well so should start double track work initially itself.

Mar 07 2016 (11:19)
Hyderabad Karnataka needs a dedicated train to SBC*^~   9665 blog posts   497 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1759652-4            Tags   Past Edits
Dude , its easy to reach , no doubt in that but we have numerous restrictions in Sakhlespura to Subrahmanya right? Else Mangalore would have got two more trains to Bangalore , The debroy committee has classified that SKLR-SBHR is saturated. This line would be useful only to freights until HMRDA is lifted

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Rail Budget
Feb 23 2016 (14:55)  

Naveen Vellari House   74 blog posts
Entry# 1747251            Tags   Past Edits
Kerala's Wishlist for 2016 Railway Budget:
New Trains needed
1. New Bi-weekly SF (CR) from Kochuveli to Indore Via Madgoan, Surat, Ratlam, Fatehabad.
2. New Supefast from CAPE to Katra sharing Kochuveli Amritsar timeslot
3. New daily intercity
express train from calicut to Madurai via palakkad, kollengode, pollachi, palani.
4. New Triweekly Night Express train from Ernakulam to Karwar.
5. New Demu service between Calicut and Kannur.
6. New Demu service between Kannur and Manglore.
7. New Reverse Memu between Kanyakumari and Kollam.
8. Tri-weekly express train between Ernakulam Harbour station and Chennai.
9. New daily night Express between Kannur and Rameswaram via palakkad, kollengode, pollachi, palani.
10. New Bi-weekly Superfast from Cannore to Puri.
11. New Intercity Express train from Nilambur to Sencotta via palakkad, kollengode, palani, Sivakasi.
12. New Triweekly Night Express train from Trivandrum to Pondichery via NJT, Manamadurai, Karaikudi.
13. New weekly Superfast from Ernakulam to Bhubaneswar.
14. New Tri-weekly Superfast from Ernakulam to Chennai.
15. New JAN SHATHABDI TCR(5.15AM) -Aleppy(7.30AM) - Kochuveli (9.30AM) Ret: Kochuveli (6.15PM) -Aleppy(8.15PM) - TCR (10.40PM) janshatabdi -> Monday to Friday
16. New daily Kollam Madurai Intercity Express via punalaur, sengottai once gauge conversion over.
17. New daily Kollam Chennai Superfast Express via punalaur, sengottai once gauge conversion over.
Extension Needed
1. Extend TVC-SRR Venad Express to Nilambur.
2. Extend Byndoor-Kasargod to Kannur.
3. Extend Shornur Calicut evening Passanger to Kannur.
4. Extend Calicut Thrissur Morning Passanger (make origin from Kannur).
5. Extend Poorna Express via Miraj to Aleppy/Kochuveli from Ernakulam.
6. Extend Mayiladuratai Coimbatore Janshatabdi to Palakkad.
7. Extend Chennai Coimbatore shathabdi to Palakkad.
8. Extend Coimbatore-Nagarcoil/Tuticorin Express to Cannore/Calicut/Shornur.
9. Extend Kochuveli-Bikaner to Bathinada.
Increase Frequency
1. All MEMU that run 6 days a week to daily.
2. CAN - TVC janshatabdi -> daily.
3. Kollam Vishakhapattanam Express to triweekly.
4. Kochuveli-Dehradun to Bi-weekly.
5. Thiruvananthapuram-Veraval to Bi-weekly
6. Nagercoil-Ghandhidham to Bi-weekly.
7. PUNE ERS SF to 3 days a week from bi-weekly.
8. Rajdhani Express to four day a week from tri-weekly
9. Ernakulam-Madgoan to triweekly from weekly.
10. Ernakulam - Bilaspur Express to Biweekly from weekly
11. Kacheguda - Manglore Express to Daily from Bi-weekly (so that Sabari Express can skip Shornur Junction)
Slip trains
1. Delink Nilambur TVC Rajya Rani and make it in Aleppy route.
2. Extend Portion of Amrita Express to Pollachi and other Portion to Mettupalayam from Palakkad.
3. Slip train to Ernakulam Karaikkal express from Calicut/Cannore.
New/Remove Stoppages
1. Allow Stop at Quilandy and Feroke for kannur Ernakulam Intercity + Nethravathi or ERS PUNE SF Express.
2. Allow stop at Kazhakkoottam(Technopark) Guruvayur Trivandrum Intercity express, Chennai superfast, Trivandrum Shalimar Superfast, Ernad Express
3. Remove JS stoppage at Mavelikkara
4. Remove stoppage at Ernakulam North, Punkunnam of Aleppy Chennai Superfast
5. Remove stoppage of Pothannur of West Coat Express
Re-route needed
1. Chennai Mail to skip Coimbatore junction
2. Trivandrum – Shalimar and Ernakulam Patna to skip Chennai and make it via Tirupati

Feb 23 2016 (14:55)
No one is beyond huminity nither region nor religi~   5267 blog posts   97 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 1747251-1            Tags   Past Edits
Nai train is budget me nahi hai

Feb 24 2016 (21:06)
chandra_sekar2009   94 blog posts
Re# 1747251-2            Tags   Past Edits
New trains okay but asking for skipping coimbatore and extending trains to kerala from TN will be opposed.

Feb 24 2016 (21:35)
Katni Grade Separator~   1743 blog posts   3538 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 1747251-3            Tags   Past Edits
Okay !!!!
That's a....long list of demands.
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