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May 05 2017 (09:30)   Sadananda Gowda proposes (Kudla), Suresh Prabhu disposes (Gomateshwara)

karbang~   162 news posts
Entry# 2263696   News Entry# 301649         Tags   Past Edits
MANGALURU: What is in a (train's) name? A lot if it involves one railway minister naming it and his successor renaming the same. This is the fate of train 16575/576 Yesvantpur-Mangaluru junction-Yesvantpur tri-weekly express. Announced by then railway minister D V Sadananda Gowda in the only railway budget that he presented, he christened it Kudla Express when the minister came lay foundation stone for a road under bridge in lieu of a level crossing on August 16, 2014.
An official notification renaming Kudla Express as Gomateshwara Express came on May 3 much to the chagrin of the locals. Already peeved that the train initially scheduled to run up to Mangaluru Central is being terminated at Mangaluru junction, the latest move has agitated
them further. This was manifested in a protest that Tulunada Rakshana Vedike staged on Thursday. The vedike termed the latest decision as an attempt by Indian Railways to attack local sentiments.
Averring that the Vedike is not against the Jain saint Gomateshwara and naming the train after him, Yogish Shetty Jeppu, president of the vedike said, "Railways may name any other train as Gomateshwara Express. Changing name of a train for political considerations is an unpardonable act," he said, adding the name has been changed on request from former PM H D Deve Gowda at the newly commissioned Bengaluru-Hassan line at Yesvantpur on March 26.
What makes this renaming exercise all the more curious is an admission by South Western Railway (SWR) officials that it was done at the insistence of railway minister Suresh Prabhu. SWR was aware that Sadananda Gowda had named it Kudla Express as the city is referred to in Tulu. The zonal railway was also not oblivious to the fact that the locals referred to the train as Kudla Express even before its introduction on April 9 and its formal run from the following day.
This is also against the normal practice of Indian Railways to name trains by their originating place and or local personalities. Incidentally, Deve Gowda at the March 26 function had urged Suresh Prabhu to name Mangaluru Express as Gomateshwara Express and Hassan Intercity Express as Kalabhairava Express, a suggestion that Suresh Prabhu accepted on the spot. A bewildered Sadananda Gowda told TOI, "I will get the facts from Suresh Prabhu before reacting.

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May 05 2017 (11:15)
Naveen Vellari House   77 blog posts
Re# 2263696-2            Tags   Past Edits
Let Hassan Bangalore Express be Gomateswara Superfast Express and YPR - MAJN - karwar Triweekly express + YPR - MAJN Triweekly express can be merged to a single Daily Express (YPR MAJN KARWAR) can be named Kudla Express

May 05 2017 (13:10)
SWR 6th cleanest zone in IR~   4219 blog posts   314 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2263696-3            Tags   Past Edits
Exactly, as Ypr-Has ICE is short distance sf train, may runs 4 times(2 up and 2 down) in future and also Hassan is near to shravanabelgola, this train can be named as gomesteswara express. Why change in name for Kudla exp announced before prabhu becoming rm, it is the only train that connects to tulu nadu capital Mangaluru.

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General Travel
May 02 2017 (21:59)  

Naveen Vellari House   77 blog posts
Entry# 2260136            Tags   Past Edits
PUNE Ernakulam Superfast (via Panvel) can be made to run Triweekly from Bi weekly. This can be run on Friday evening from Pune and Sunday morning from Ernakulam. This should be very profitable.
General Travel
May 02 2017 (21:49)  

Naveen Vellari House   77 blog posts
Entry# 2260122            Tags   Past Edits
Expecting WR to make the Ghandhi dham special fare express to be a permanent Superfast Express. Along with this make superfast status to KOCHUVELI porbander, TEN Jam NAGAR, KOCHUVELI Indore and make 60km/hr from November 1 onwards.
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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   77 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~   17 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   77 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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Mar 08 2017 (08:03)   New train from Palakkad

rdb*^   129377 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   77 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   77 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~   5043 blog posts   1466 correct pred (72% 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)
Tabbys star and the Alien outpost~   2548 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   77 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*^~   6289 blog posts   9947 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~   5043 blog posts   1466 correct pred (72% 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   77 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~   2062 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) (PT)

swamiye saranam ayyappa^~   1286 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   77 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^~   1286 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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