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General Travel
Feb 02 2017 (12:33)   12503/Bengaluru Cantt. - Kamakhya Humsafar Express (Weekly)

Venkat వెంకట్   2215 blog posts
Entry# 2148844            Tags   Past Edits
For tomorrow's run. More than 14 coaches filled. Slowly getting demand as expected.
1 3- 2-2017 AVAILABLE 119
2 10- 2-2017 AVAILABLE 430
3 17- 2-2017 AVAILABLE 592
4 24- 2-2017 AVAILABLE 713
5 3-
3-2017 AVAILABLE 725
6 10- 3-2017 AVAILABLE 682

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Feb 02 2017 (13:00)
SKLM Soldier   541 blog posts   10 correct pred (55% accurate)
Re# 2148844-11            Tags   Past Edits
This train can be easily re routed via MAS/MS but don;t know why it is via PER as if it is a TEJAs..Railways will not learn from its mistakes.

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Feb 02 2017 (15:03)
Venkat వెంకట్   2215 blog posts
Re# 2148844-19            Tags   Past Edits
yes if they re-route via MAS it will be very useful as its a friday evening train.

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General Travel
Dec 10 2016 (22:08)   18417/Rourkela - Bhubaneswar Rajya Rani Express | BAM/Brahmapur (4 PFs)

SKLM Soldier   541 blog posts   10 correct pred (55% accurate)
Entry# 2086961            Tags   Past Edits
RajyaRani Express got Extended to Gunupur and Runs 5 Days a week. soon it will be announced.
it will be extended to Gunupur and runs via BAM,PSA,NPW ..

Dec 10 2016 (22:25)
Suresh Chandra   35 blog posts
Re# 2086961-1            Tags   Past Edits
great. useful train for us uttarandhra peopel

Dec 10 2016 (22:26)
Suresh Chandra   35 blog posts
Re# 2086961-2            Tags   Past Edits
sc garibrath should be extended to palasa
hyderabad train dedicated connectivity is required for 2 districts

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Dec 12 2016 (17:16)
Venkat వెంకట్   2215 blog posts
Re# 2086961-4            Tags   Past Edits
Any ways almost running empty. Better to extend
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TourismECoR/East Coast  -  
Nov 02 2016 (18:18)   Arasavalli temple set to get much-needed facelift

WAP7   11 news posts
Entry# 2045677   News Entry# 284610         Tags   Past Edits
Finally, the Endowments Department has initiated steps for the developmental activities in the historic Arasavalli temple by approving the master plan which was prepared a couple of years back.
The department, in association with the temple authorities, is expected to spend around Rs. 10 crore for the creation of facilities for the pilgrims.
The temple attracts almost three lakh people on the day of Ratha Saptami and around 20,000 devotees every Sunday to have darshan of Lord Suryanarayana Swamy.
gets an annual income of Rs. 4 crore and has more than Rs. 18 crore worth in fixed deposits. Though the finances of the temple looked bright, the Endowments Department failed to take up developmental activities all these years. The ills that plague the temple include congestion created by vendors or hawkers at the temple’s entrance and increased traffic movement through the temple’s vicinity into residential areas — both making it difficult for pilgrims visiting the temple, especially on Sundays. Utter chaos prevails on festival days such as on Ratha Saptami.
The district administration has proposed removing the shops on either side of the road leading up to the temple and widening the road up to 60 feet.
Recently, Endowments Department Principal Secretary J.S.V. Prasad visited Arasavalli temple and expressed dissatisfaction over the functioning of the temple. He asked officials to begin road widening, creation of parking area, shifting of shops to identified place as part of the implementation of the master plan.
The works are likely to begin by the end of this year, according to higher officials. Road widening from Arasavalli arch to the main premises will be taken up very shortly.
A massive building, which is located in front of the main temple, is expected to be demolished so that the Sun’s rays fall directly into the premises of temple.
The implementation of master plan helps to construct more toilets, cloak rooms and accommodation facility. Indra Pushkarani will also get a makeover and it can be seen directly from the temple. The temple has no ‘Mada Veedhi’ as houses and commercial establishments had been built around the Sun temple.
Chief Priest of the temple Ippili Shankara Sarma told The Hindu that the temple would get all the facilities on a par with major ones such as Simhachalam Temple near Vishakapatnam, the Kanaka Durga Temple at Vijayawada and the Annavaram Temple of East Godavari district.

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Nov 04 2016 (14:58)
SKLM Soldier   541 blog posts   10 correct pred (55% accurate)
Re# 2045677-6            Tags   Past Edits
Coromandel touches CHE and VZM at odd time,that is why many people did not demand halt strongly for this. leave about JJKR even TDD has halt for Coro. many trains that stop at PSA does not stop at CHE. this is due to lesser income at CHE than PSA;more over CHE station is located in Amadalavalasa and not in Srikakulam. many ppl will prefer non-stop AC bus to VSKP which they can reach in 1:30 hrs.
one more funny thing is SC-Shalimar exp stops at PSA and SPT but not in CHE.

Nov 04 2016 (15:04)
Venkat వెంకట్   2215 blog posts
Re# 2045677-7            Tags   Past Edits
Yes there are many non stops via highway which takes 1 hr 30 min compare to 3 hrs by train from CHE - VSKP

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Nov 07 2016 (13:27)
SKLM Soldier   541 blog posts   10 correct pred (55% accurate)
Re# 2045677-12            Tags   Past Edits
what i mean to say is ppl will have to come to amadalavalasa from sklm to catch a train to vskp. instead they prefer bus.it's not about fare its time.

Nov 08 2016 (18:19)
Mangalagiri   335 blog posts
Re# 2045677-13            Tags   Past Edits
Pl travel in exp from che .. u will know many people get down at CHE ..
Rail News
Other News
Nov 03 2016 (12:20)   Madras High Court Pulls Up Railways For Reducing General Coaches In Pandian Express

Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   35471 news posts
Entry# 2046767   News Entry# 284669         Tags   Past Edits
MADURAI:  Pulling up the Railway for scaling down unreserved coaches, including one for women, in a popular express train bound for Chennai while introducing LHB coaches, Madras High Court Bench in Madurai on Wednesday directed authorities to file a report on November 7 on the matter.
The court, hearing a PIL by an advocate, directed Railways to submit its view on attaching more general coaches in the Madurai-Chennai Pandian Express train.
Noting that ordinary passengers who cannot afford heavy bus fare were travelling in general compartments in trains and the railway service was
meant for poor people, the court sought to know what they would do if the general compartments were removed under the pretext of introducing new coaches.
The petitioner submitted that the train used to have 24 coaches. But from August 15 last, when the new modern LHB coaches, designed on German technology, were introduced, only 22 coaches were attached.
A women's coach and a general coach had been removed, which has affected the passengers travelling by general compartments, he said adding non-provision of women's coach was against railway rules.
Counsel who appeared for the Railway submitted that the LHB coaches were longer than the conventional coaches and only 22 coaches could be attached in proportion to the length of the platform.
If more coaches should be attached, the platform length should be extended, he said.
The court directed the railways to submit a report on the plea for attaching the two coaches.

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Nov 03 2016 (15:51)
SKLM Soldier   541 blog posts   10 correct pred (55% accurate)
Re# 2046767-2            Tags   Past Edits
Super..hatsoff to the advocate who fought on behalf of poor people.

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Rail News
SCR/South Central  -  IR Press Release 
Nov 02 2016 (15:34)   Visakhapatnam-Yesvantapur Tatkal Special Revised as Suvidha Special

Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   35471 news posts
Entry# 2045514   News Entry# 284596         Tags   Past Edits
Two Tatkal Express Special Trains announced earlier to run between Visakhapatnam – Yesvantapur have been revised to run as Suvidha Special Trains as detailed below:-
Accordingly, Train No. 06580 Visakhapatnam-Yesvantapur Tatkal Special is revised as Train No. 82664 Visakhapatnam-Yesvantpur Suvidha Special train and will depart Visakhapatnam at 13.35 hrs o­n 6th and 13th November, 2016 and arrive Yesvantapur at 09.05 hrs the next day.

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Nov 03 2016 (15:43)
SKLM Soldier   541 blog posts   10 correct pred (55% accurate)
Re# 2045514-25            Tags   Past Edits
it is very bad;where is Railways heading? infact this BJP govt told they will bring back the black money and distribute to people;
instead they are looting people..illegally they are increasing the fares in the name of dynamic fare..
Govts used to curb private operators greediness but now Govt has become greedy. Railway's want more people to travel or wanted to become richer?
i cancel a sleeper class ticket,they are looting 120 Rs in the name of clerical charge even though i cancel online.
Railways motto should be service and not commercial..who wanted pizza burger on board? who needs a bullet train worth lakhs of crores when normal express trains itself not sufficient and not punctual?
this govt is not moving in right direction,when the railway budget is merged with union budget,let the loss be carried by finance dept.in fact railways need not run in losses if there is a proper vigilance in ticket checking and stop running empty trains.
instead of adding more people under tax bracket,(almost 50% of the people who earn more than 5 lacs gets escaped)this govt found soft targets like railway travelers,salaried employees and petrol/diesel consumers.

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General Travel
Sep 22 2016 (11:10)  

SKLM Soldier   541 blog posts   10 correct pred (55% accurate)
Entry# 1998729            Tags   Past Edits
is it possible to Change the Boarding Point of an RAC ticket online?plz let me know

Sep 22 2016 (11:12)
Sekar~   795 blog posts   69318 correct pred (83% accurate)
Re# 1998729-1            Tags   Past Edits

Sep 22 2016 (11:15)
SKLM Soldier   541 blog posts   10 correct pred (55% accurate)
Re# 1998729-2            Tags   Past Edits
i booked through the irctc app ,when i logged in to irctc.co.in ,booked ticket history old and mobile app -> here it showed the ticket; but changing the BP option was missing here;only sms,pnr status and cancel was available; any other place should u try?

Sep 22 2016 (11:28)
Surat Mumbai Tejas Soon*^~   30352 blog posts   67729 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 1998729-3            Tags   Past Edits
Go to nearest prs with tkt print out and valid id card
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Sep 21 2016 (13:23)   NDLS/New Delhi (16 PFs)

विश्व नाथ*^   16774 blog posts   268 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 1997914            Tags   Past Edits
New Stoppage policy
Provision Withdrawal

Sep 21 2016 (16:55)
SKLM Soldier   541 blog posts   10 correct pred (55% accurate)
Re# 1997914-1            Tags   Past Edits
haha..if they follow the policy,half the halts of every train will go off;
Railways should realize that the origination motto is service and not business; whatever loss Railways get,GOI should bare that;Train is poor mans flight;people from small towns/areas travel to cities,therefore stoppage at small stations is necessary.
Govt should treat Railways like Education/Health/Justice and should not look at commercial angle.
General Travel
Sep 21 2016 (11:45)   12897/Puducherry - Bhubaneswar SF Express | TBM/Tambaram (8 PFs)

SKLM Soldier   541 blog posts   10 correct pred (55% accurate)
Entry# 1997848            Tags   Past Edits
Since,the terminal work at TBM is almost nearing completion,can we expect the TT Changes in TAAG 2016 to have more train stoppages at TBM?
Mostly by October end the terminal might start, the TT of the trains that start from here should be updated in TAAG2016 i guess,anybody have idea on this?
Yesterday,I had a look at the pit line work at the Bharatmata street side of TBM East,its almost complete;i could see total 4 lines with two pit-lines;electrification also completed;water tank is nearing completion; But the 2 new tracks towards
TBM Sanatorium electrification is pending.poles are erected and cabling needs to be done;
very happy to see the beautification and remodeling of the east side entrance of the TBM station.
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Aug 16 2016 (08:28)   ECoR does it again

rdb*^   125985 news posts
Entry# 1963982   News Entry# 277340         Tags   Past Edits
Waitlist quota for Vizag and north Andhra on Chennai superfast express being changed to ‘pooled quota’
The waitlist quota for Visakhapatnam and north Andhra on the Chennai-Bhubaneswar Super Fast express has been changed from the ‘general wait list’ to ‘pooled quota’ with effect from September-end this year.
This train, which was earlier Visakhapatnam – Chennai express, was extended to Bhubaneswar by East Coast Railway in the same way as several other important originating trains from Visakhapatnam were extended to Bhubaneswar. This shows the continuing discrimination of ECoR against Waltair Division, says an RTI
activist. The ECoR headquarters had first extended the train to Bhubaneswar and are now ready to make a dent in the quota of berths. This train is the lifeline for the people of Visakhapatnam and north Andhra working in Chennai, who can board this train on Friday night to reach Visakhapatnam, early the next morning The ECoR headquarters in Bhubaneswar had also ignored the pleas of Visakhapatnam MP Kambhampati Haribabu, Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu and other leaders for increasing the speed of the AP AC Express from Visakhapatnam to New Delhi and modify the timings so that the train reached Delhi in the early hours. The timings of the highly patronised Visakhapatnam-Krishnarajapuram express were changed to the detriment of passengers from Visakhapatnam and north Andhra and now the special train has not been extended. The South Western Railway had agreed to run the train but ECoR is delaying the start of the train for reasons best known to it, the RTI activist charged.

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Aug 16 2016 (15:03)
SKLM Soldier   541 blog posts   10 correct pred (55% accurate)
Re# 1963982-146            Tags   Past Edits
SECoR is inevitable,so slowly EcoR taking control of it's own trains;nothing wrong;VSKP will get a dedicated Daily SF train to TBM soon;don;t worry.

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Jun 07 2016 (16:37)   Upgrade Bhubaneswar Inter-City express

Mangalagiri   7 news posts
Entry# 1884708   News Entry# 270276         Tags   Past Edits
I'm a frequent traveller from Bhubaneswar to Visakhapatnam by 18463 (Prasanthi Express) or 12867 (Aurobindo) or 18047 (Amaravati) or 12254 (Anga) Express. I find that Prasanthi is preferred by many people going to Bengaluru. More importantly it is a perfect day time (unreserved) Inter City Express between Bhubaneswar and Vizag,” says Bhaskar, frequent traveller on this route.
Even though it is a train with reserved Sleeper (11) and AC (5) coaches it is very common and well-known practice that many people buy general tickets and board the Sleeper coaches. As a result it is bringing losses to East Coast Railway and profits to the TTEs.
the demand, an Inter City Express (18411) was introduced between these two cities but it is having poor patronage as it is relatively a small train (only 10 coaches), 25 halts and it takes nearly nine hours.
The need of the hour is to upgrade the Inter City to superfast train, reduce the halts, travel time and allow it to run in the present 18463 (Prasanthi Express) schedule, i.e., Departure from Bhubaneswar at 5.30 a.m. and arrival at Visakhapatnam at 12.45 p.m.
The railways should restrict the present Prasanthi Express between Visakhapatnam and Bengaluru (as it used to be before extension to Bhubaneswar) and it could act as Link Express to the Inter City Express between Visakhapatnam and Bhubaneswar.
By the time Inter-City reaches Visakhapatnam station Prashanti Express should be kept ready on the adjacent platform (PF 3) and should depart at its scheduled time at 1.05 p.m. from Visakhapatnam.

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Jul 07 2016 (11:58)
Boxer Bhai~   38143 blog posts   12667 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 1884708-6            Tags   Past Edits
its another article copy paste news paper in iri very wellknown paper

Jul 07 2016 (12:05)
Boxer Bhai~   38143 blog posts   12667 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 1884708-7            Tags   Past Edits
who will board at 4am from puri ?
let some memu or demu run from ichapuram to vskp day time its more than enough
just make 20 coachers present train will easy rush of this intercity

Jul 07 2016 (12:05)
SKLM Soldier   541 blog posts   10 correct pred (55% accurate)
Re# 1884708-8            Tags   Past Edits
yes bhai; agreed;somebody gave objection to my earlier post; i do not know what was objectable there? some fools in IRI do not change

Jul 07 2016 (12:12)
Boxer Bhai~   38143 blog posts   12667 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 1884708-9            Tags   Past Edits
bam-ctc use to go till icchapuram after completion of pf4 in bam still that pasenger going to ipm or starting from bam

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Jul 09 2016 (17:12)
brandonbuffard^~   11184 blog posts   6075 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1884708-11            Tags   Past Edits
Best an intercity train between Paradeep- vishakapatnam via CTC,BBS,KUR halting at CTC,BRAG,MCS,BBS,KUR,BALU,Khallikote,CAP,BAM,Ichap uram,SPE,PSA,CHE,VZM,kottavalasa,simhachalam.

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