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Sep 04 2015 (17:35)   Grand Trunk Express train to be operated from Delhi Sarai Rohilla railway station

Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   35807 news posts
Entry# 1582306   News Entry# 239917         Tags   Past Edits
CHENNAI: Railways will change the terminal from where Chennai-New Delhi Grand Trunk Express train will be operated in the national capital, starting December 10.
The train will depart from and arrive at Delhi Sarai Rohilla railway station, which is around a 20-minute drive from New Delhi railway station.
On December 10 onwards, No 12615 Chennai Central - New Delhi Grand Trunk Express will arrive at Delhi Sarai Rohilla station at 7.10am and No 12616 New Delhi - Chennai Central Grand Trunk Express will leave Sarai Rohilla station at 5.50pm.

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Sep 04 2015 (21:23)
VRama   8 blog posts
Re# 1582306-2            Tags   Past Edits
It is very difficult to reach Sarai Rohilla station from any part of Delhi. The roads are narrow and the traffic is haphazard, You have to compete with horse, bullock, autos, manual carts and a steady thick stream of pedestrian traffic to reach this station. A margin of 2-3 hours is to be kept for catching this train from Sarai Rohilla. Punishment for travellers to/from south.

Sep 04 2015 (21:28)
sys tem~   8202 blog posts   75434 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1582306-3            Tags   Past Edits
This is not the first train to start from dee... And many stations exists like dee which are located in congested area

Sep 04 2015 (23:45)
rdb*^   30793 blog posts   363476 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 1582306-4            Tags   Past Edits
but its still touching NDLS?

Sep 05 2015 (01:29)
Ferroequinologist*^~   11519 blog posts   82 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1582306-6            Tags   Past Edits
Horse bullock at dee?? Sir, last kab visit kiye they?

Sep 05 2015 (08:29)
Rockstar Hubbali Janshatabdi~   1918 blog posts   700 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1582306-7            Tags   Past Edits
It will be good for students of Pilani, i had to always come by bus, instead of train from Loharu, as all the south bound trains left from only NZM and NDLS, also it will be going to NDLS, so this move to decongest NDLS is good.

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Sep 01 2015 (08:12)   மெட்ரோ ரெயிலில் 20 சதவீத கட்டண சலுகை இன்று முதல் அமலாகிறது||Metro-train--20-per-cent-of-the-tariff-concession

srinivasvasanthi~   1141 news posts
Entry# 1579077   News Entry# 239554         Tags   Past Edits
மெட்ரோ ரெயிலில் 20 சதவீத கட்டண சலுகை இன்று முதல் அமலாகிறது||Metro-train--20-per-cent-of-the-tariff-concession

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Sep 01 2015 (13:25)
VRama   8 blog posts
Re# 1579077-2            Tags   Past Edits
We OBC"s of TN are used to frrebies. Please provide free tickets to all SC, ST and OBC's as freebies to win election
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Aug 05 2015 (22:35)   Indian Railways: Safety must be a work in progress
Entry# 1558579   News Entry# 236638         Tags   Past Edits
Any railway accident is lamentable, but more so when it could have been prevented with a little foresight and proper communication. The two trains that derailed on a rickety bridge which was flooded in Madhya Pradesh fall into this category.

As usual, we see arguments, even from former railway ministers about why India should not focus on bullet trains when it has not done enough about the upgrade and safety of the existing system. This is not an either-or situation. While bullet trains should be introduced where feasible, the existing network
should be constantly upgraded and monitored.
Around 23 million people use the railway network each day and this makes it imperative that modernisation is an ongoing process. Lack of sufficient budget is a valid reason, but this can be remedied if the government is ready to bite the political bullet.
The answer lies in raising passenger fares at periodic intervals and not just freight charges. But passenger fare is a political hot potato and one which is perceived as having the potential to alienate voters if hiked now and again. It is no secret that vast tracts of tracks are outdated and pose a danger to traffic.
Level-crossings are often not manned and coaches lack fire safety measures. The skills of the huge workforce, which run the railways, too must be upgraded along with the infrastructure. The railways has, by the admission of successive ministers, large reserves of real estate. These have to be put to productive use or disposed off to raise revenues.
In keeping with the government’s push for Digital India, what the railways urgently need is better technology. This can prevent so many man-made errors. This can be used for early warning about dangers on the tracks, oncoming rail traffic and smoother coordination in the huge and sprawling network.
It is true that in recent years, ticketing has improved by leaps and bounds, thanks to technology. But alongside, there have been allegations of the tracks being damaged due to reckless overloading of freight.
A thorough overhaul of the tracks should be the first priority now that two accidents have happened, and so many lives lost, simply because of poor maintenance. The on-again, off-again proposal to privatise sections of the railways should be examined afresh as this might relieve some of the load on the government and improve services.
Unlike in previous mishaps, this time around, the authorities have launched rescue and relief operations promptly. But once this incident has ceased to be news, plans to minimise such mishaps should not get derailed as has happened in the past.

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Aug 06 2015 (10:51)
VRama   8 blog posts
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Accidents and disruptions are happening repeatedly in and around Itarsi. The concerned zonal incharge needs to tighten his and subordinates belt. It seems something is missing in the system or is being overlooked. Since IR is a national resource, persons responsible for control and supervision needs to review the style of working and take adequate measures so as to prevent loss of precious resources.

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General Travel
Jul 16 2015 (21:20)  

VRama   8 blog posts
Entry# 1542723            Tags   Past Edits
Railway catering, by contractors, in the moving train are becoming very expensive. For tea they are charging Rs 10 against Rs 7 fixed by railways. For vegetarian thali they are charging Rs 120 as against Rs 40 fixed by railways. On questioning, the standard answer given is, they are giving additional vegetable and jeera rice. I saw this racket happening in front of TTE's presence on Dadar Chennai Egmore express on 15th july 2015, while running betwean sho;apur and gooty and beyond. Items sold in the road side stations are also priced differently from the rates declared by railways. I think the catering contractors are brazenly looting the hapless travellers
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Jul 03 2015 (12:08)   Railway Board appoints 19 DRMs

kalyan.chakravarthy   26 news posts
Entry# 1531197   News Entry# 232034         Tags   Past Edits
New Delhi: As many as nineteen SAG Grade Officers have been appointed and posted as Divisional Railway Managers by the Railway Board, namely:
Pramod Kumar (IRSEE) – DRM, Moradabad Division (Northern Railway)
A K Jain (IRSME) – DRM, Hubli Division (South Western Railway)
Ajai Kumar Dubey (IRSS) – DRM, Solapur Division (Central Railway)
Kr Jha (IRSE) – DRM, Danapur Division (East Central Railway)
M K Agrawal (IRSME) – DRM, Sonepur Division (East Central Railway)
R K Mangala (IRSME) – DRM, Kharagpur Division (South Eastern Railway)
B K Dadabhoy (IRTS) – DRM, Pune Division (Central Railway)
Dinesh Kumar (IRSEE) – DRM, Ambala Division (Northern Railway)
Alok Singh (IRTS) – DRM, Lucknow Division (North Eastern Railway)
BG Mallaya (IRSEE) – DRM, Guntakal Division (South Central Railway)
Sudhir Kumar (IRSSE) – DRM, Jabalpur Division (West Central Railway)
AK Sinha (IRPS) – DRM, Nanded Division (South Central Railway)
Rahul Goel (IRSSE) – DRM, Jodhpur Division (North Western Railway)
DK Singh (IRTS) – DRM, Sambalpur Division (East Coast Railway)
Rabinder Goel (IRTS) – DRM, Bilaspur Division (South East Central Railway)
Rahul Gautam (IRSEE) – DRM, Raipur Division (South East Central Railway)
Manoj Sharma (IRSE) – DRM, Ratlam Division (Western Railway)
Sanjay Chaddha (IRSME) – DRM, Mumbai Division (Central Railway)
Ms. Seema Kumar (IRTS) – DRM, Kota Division (West Central Railway)

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Jul 03 2015 (21:10)
VRama   8 blog posts
Re# 1531197-5            Tags   Past Edits
Therailway is totally in the hands of Goyal, Gupta and Bansals. They are known to be very shrewed and cunning people in business circle. It seems the railway is being run on similar lines( for their personal benefit)
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Jul 03 2015 (19:17)   cancellation of trains 03.07.15

Tushar Gaur   1632 news posts
Entry# 1531652   News Entry# 232114         Tags   Past Edits
cancellation of trains

Jul 03 2015 (21:00)
VRama   8 blog posts
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How to know schedules for future dates about train cancellation. It is very difficult to plan and book tickets under the present scenario, especially for senior citizens. Officials responsible for the travellers misery seems to be totally irresponsible and no agency to question the misdeeds.
General Travel
Jul 17 2013 (14:16)  

VRama   8 blog posts
Entry# 809149            Tags   Past Edits
Trains running betwean southern metros and Delhi/Mumnai have old and worn out coaches. I find that the condition of coaches in trains running in north, east and western zones are much better, atleast in the superfast trains.
Will the situation ever improve

Jul 17 2013 (14:22)
DD DISLODGED BBSKJM SLOT   6153 blog posts
Re# 809149-1            Tags   Past Edits
May be due to acute shortage of coaches.

Jul 17 2013 (14:23)
Hercule Poirot   6459 blog posts   144 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 809149-2            Tags   Past Edits
not unless Annas thani Tamilnadu is made true.
General Travel
Jul 17 2013 (07:48)  

VRama   8 blog posts
Entry# 808919            Tags   Past Edits
I am not able to access irctc site for ticket booking since last two - three days. Following message is received.
Service Unavailable
HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable
How to cancel and book tickets online.

Jul 17 2013 (08:13)
Being Educated is Just a statement*^~   11654 blog posts   468 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 808919-1            Tags   Past Edits
1) Do not try accessing between 10 AM and 12 Noon as the servers are busy with tatkal race.
2) Do a google search for IRCTC and click the IRCTC link from the search result.
This might work

Jul 17 2013 (08:20)
Guest: 7dfd721e   show all posts
Re# 808919-2            Tags   Past Edits
its working fine at my end. booked a ticket from mobile yesterday itself with no regrets or transaction failures...

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