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Predictions: 17
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Journey: Thu Nov 15, 2012 @ 16:10
12454/New Delhi-Ranchi Rajdhani Express (via Daltonganj)
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   Posted by: Vivek Kumar   71 blog posts   16 correct pred (61% accurate)
PNR: 224-xxxxxxx    |   AC 3-tier - 3A   |   Tot Seats: Avbl >126   |   Charting: < 10:01   |   Similar PNRs
NDLS/New Delhi   to   RNC/Ranchi Junction   |   1341 km / 1341 km
Original Status as of: Nov 06 2012 (3:25PM)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 1 (Booking Status: W/L 316,GNWL)
Chart NOT Prepared

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

Latest Status as of: Nov 14 2012 (2:51PM)
Passenger 1: Confirmed (Booking Status: W/L 316,GNWL)
Chart NOT Prepared

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arunjoshi028   136 blog posts   2731 correct pred (68% accurate)  
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Vivek Kumar   71 blog posts   16 correct pred (61% accurate)  
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How many general boggies r there from dli to cdg?
it;s a bit confusing to make out from given rake composition.
is the general boggies full or we would get aseat considering that it's last leg of train journey.???
pls reply

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May 21 2012 (7:03PM)        

broad gauge**   20779 blog posts   8457 correct pred (85% accurate)  
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i have simplified the coach composition for you...hope it serves the purpose...

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May 21 2012 (7:06PM)        

Vivek Kumar   71 blog posts   16 correct pred (61% accurate)  
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sir pls give only no. of general boggies/my 2nd question ans.
will appreciate ur quick response

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May 21 2012 (7:16PM)        

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2 slr,one general and one general cum rms for delhi to kalka...generally u ll get a seat very easily from delhi in unreserved/reserved coaches both alike...

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Feb 07 2012 (9:28PM)           
 

Vivek Kumar   71 blog posts   16 correct pred (61% accurate)  
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as rail budget comes nearer, all the rail fans are anticipating new train announcements and other good things.we all know IR short of funds this time and to lessen the burden they r going to advance ARP by 120 days (a good move). as there r more serious railfans out there, lets pour suggestions on how IR can increase profitability and get funds via other route??? (leave fancy train announcements apart and focus more on small technicals).
1.one suggestion on my part is to convert Yuva trains to short distance shatabdi trains.
2.increase cost of platform ticket to 10 (which is not much) which i think will not be opposed understanding the harassment we get into while not having change.
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3.open tenders for MNCs like MC'Donalds, Subway, Dominos etc on setting food courts on big station premises.

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Feb 07 2012 (9:36PM)        

Vikas Lohia   130 blog posts   12 correct pred (54% accurate)  
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are u sure arp is going to be increased to 120 days? any source which can conf this news?

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Feb 07 2012 (9:38PM)        

Vikas Lohia   130 blog posts   12 correct pred (54% accurate)  
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ok got news

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Feb 07 2012 (9:39PM)        

Vivek Kumar   71 blog posts   16 correct pred (61% accurate)  
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we r discussing this today itself.follow entry no. 344855

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Feb 07 2012 (9:45PM)        

Vivek Kumar   71 blog posts   16 correct pred (61% accurate)  
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guys where r d suggestion????

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Feb 07 2012 (10:08PM)        

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1.Permanent cancellation of trains with very poor patronage and using rakes for more demanded new trains, this will increase revenue plus will decrease the pressure from original route.
2.Diversion of trains through routes with more demand and less traffic instead of using same main lines.
3.Some Express trains runs equally like superfasts. Some with same time slot and some with few number of stops. They should be converted into superfasts. Example, 12508, 12516, 12510, 12514 and 15902, share same time slot between Guwahati-Vijaywada. 15902 can be converted into superfast. 18103 Tata-Amritsar Express runs like a SF train with less halts and on time. It should be converted into SF.
4.Increasing cost of platform ticket to Rs 5 which is not too
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5.Many people travel in trains, mostly in passenger trains without ticket because usually tickets are not checked in those trains. TTEs should strictly check tickets in those passenger trains and fine them. Absence of TTEs in such trains has become an advantage for people.
6.The system of advanced unreserved ticket beyond a journey of 200 kms should be changed. According to new rule we can buy unreserved tickets from A to B from station C. Example, if you have to travel from Kolkata to Meerut but there is no direct train and you have reservation from Howrah to Ghaziabad but at Ghaziabad you have no time to buy unreserved ticket from Ghaziabad to Meerut. New rule should allow you to buy this advanced unreserved ticket from Howrah before your journey to Ghaziabad so that you can board any train at GZB without standing in queue and buying a ticket but with additional Rs 2 of charge.
6.Removing 2AC coaches from short distance overnight trains and replacing them with 3AC coaches. Example- 18623/18624 Hatia-Rajendranagar Express.

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Feb 08 2012 (8:44PM)        

Vivek Kumar   71 blog posts   16 correct pred (61% accurate)  
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really liked ur suggestion no. 3 and 6.
i would like other members suggestion on this topic.
adding another one is surprise Magistrate checking weekly with heavy fines to ticketless traveller.

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Feb 08 2012 (8:53PM)        

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Corporate Branding for Train Names?
Any how IR is allowing Adds on Coaches.
Ex. Britannia’s Chennai – Newdelhi Rajadhani
Ex. Parle’s Mumbai – Newdelhi Rajadhani
Ex. Wipro’s Bangalore – Newdelhi Rajadhani

Feb 08 2012 (8:58PM)        

Vivek Kumar   71 blog posts   16 correct pred (61% accurate)  
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amazing out of the box suggestion.thinking now IR should hire good and faithful people 4m Indiarailinfo than those babus. even 10% of suggestions posted daily on this site r implemented on monthly basis then it will become most profitable public sector companies in the world

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Feb 08 2012 (8:58PM)        

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Sometimes, when we do not have change, better to leave Rs. 10 note with the clerk instead of getting the cost itself increased to Rs. 10.

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Feb 08 2012 (9:03PM)        

Vivek Kumar   71 blog posts   16 correct pred (61% accurate)  
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sir it is wrong to say this bcoz the money will go to clerk pocket rather than IR.
it will not help IR crunch funds but improve clerks bank balance.so better to have a law made for the IR than allow and encourage small ticket corruption!!!

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Feb 08 2012 (9:18PM)        

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1. All AC durontos with less than 50% occupancy shd be converted partly AC and Partly SL Class. Thus occupancy increases as aam aadmi can travel in durontos and also AC coaches will be freed for newer trains to come.
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2. Advts in Durontos to look more colourful and generate revenues.
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3. Immediate electrification and rail doubling whereever possible. this will free up more slots and trains can run much more faster. Long term benefits.
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We are discussing +ve ways of increasing revenues.... Few -ve points from where we can change d system
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and also increasing revenues for IR.
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1. Levying Penalty for dumping wastes in platforms / outside trains etc...PPL shd use Garbage Bin only.
2. Fining Contractors who do not regularly empty dustbins frm trains / cleaning. Since dustbins are not emptied regularly ppl throw out.

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Feb 08 2012 (9:19PM)        

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As per my view, Indian Railways is planning to make their stations more Like day today's mall, In near future we would find shopping center, food stalls of major companies, in a way a railway station would have all the things we find at a mall may be not at all station but major ones. Railways would generate huge revenues by giving their premises to such multinational companies for the utility by common need by common people.
Large areas of land is lying vacant at station premises, Railways are planning to float tenders soon for opening of Food stalls, shopping centers etc.. Very soon we will find Kfc, Pizza hut, big bazaar etc at your nearest station..

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Feb 08 2012 (9:28PM)        

Vivek Kumar   71 blog posts   16 correct pred (61% accurate)  
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i really liked ur -ve points of increasing revenues.as a responsible & sincere citizen i personally feel IR should be much strict on fines.when i see the same people travelling in delhi metro he behaves well mannered and same person becomes irresponsible when coming to railway stations. fine is one answer but more than that they should be made to feel ashamed on what they r doing in front of whole crowd with heavy RPF in place (in case they quarrel).

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Feb 08 2012 (9:52PM)        

bhanu teja భాను తేజ   1821 blog posts   131 correct pred (56% accurate)  
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Sir, platform ticket to rs.10?? no, it should be made rs.2 and should be given by machines on dropping coins(remember weighing machines in stations).(which is minimum ticket in IR.)

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bhanu teja భాను తేజ   1821 blog posts   131 correct pred (56% accurate)  
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My side suggestions:
1.Revisiting concept of durantos.(I dont say to introduce stops but i say to reduce number)
2.rounding of fares: express fares can be rounded to nearest 5 for small hike and fast issue of tickets.
3.dedicated counters at stations to issue tickets to dedicated places.
4.expanding internet booking facilities.
5.Adveritsing inside trains: in the space between berths etc.
6.better utilisation of rakes.
7.increasing coach carrying capacity to 80.
8.Let the TTE check tickets in general compartments
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during runtime in duty.
(the duty of tte is 6 hrs and he completes in 30 min and sits idle. let him go for a round fo checking)
9.cancel flop durantos.

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bhanu teja భాను తేజ   1821 blog posts   131 correct pred (56% accurate)  
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My side suggestions:
1.Revisiting concept of durantos.(I dont say to introduce stops but i say to reduce number)
2.rounding of fares: express fares can be rounded to nearest 5 for small hike and fast issue of tickets.
3.dedicated counters at stations to issue tickets to dedicated places.
4.expanding internet booking facilities.
5.Adveritsing inside trains: in the space between berths etc.
6.better utilisation of rakes.
7.increasing coach carrying capacity to 80.
8.Let the TTE check tickets in general compartments
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during runtime in duty.
(the duty of tte is 6 hrs and he completes in 30 min and sits idle. let him go for a round fo checking)
9.cancel flop durantos.

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Amjad Ali Khan*^   5318 blog posts   54710 correct pred (64% accurate)  
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I had seen several times in Suburban trains near Chennai surroundings. Quite a few times at Gummidipundi station. A large no.of RPF'S they form a circle around the local train. And same with the ticket squad they check each and every person. Here no one can't escape from these Squad and RPF personals. And they form a group of ticketless travelers and they board them into a vendors coach. While getting down at Chennai they untie their shirt lower buttons and tie the half part of shirt with another person. After tieing they escort them to the court for fine and punishment. While going to the court how much embarassment they feel coz each and everybody will see them. And maybe next time they travel with proper ticket.

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###Flash news***
I got an SMS from media person that the ARP now increased from 90 days to 120.
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Note: I am just sharing it as flash news. Let us get confirm with official press releases.

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Feb 07 2012 (8:14PM)        

Vivek Kumar   71 blog posts   16 correct pred (61% accurate)  
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i would like u to throw some light on clone trains???
what's this???

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Feb 07 2012 (8:18PM)        

APS**   3267 blog posts   15 correct pred (62% accurate)     Ph:+919435268733
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same train
same stoppage
same route
same rake
same date of journey
just to accomodate WL passengers of a specific train......

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As per media report clones are the train which will introduced when the waiting list for the actual train exceed 500-600(Exactly i dont know the figure).
In that case another train will be arranged for those waiting list passengers and that train will follow actual train with minimum gap. That train called as clone.
As of now full rules of this system not released. May be after budget we will get better idea on this.

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Feb 07 2012 (8:48PM)        

Vivek Kumar   71 blog posts   16 correct pred (61% accurate)  
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i think instead of running a clone train , more coaches can be added that will save on engine costs and pantry charges.moreover no confusion will prevail on boarding the train in ahurry!!!

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once a IRF always a IRF   35323 blog posts   1186 correct pred (72% accurate)  
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coaches cannot be added....they wont generate extra revenue....extra revenue is generated only on running clone

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same train
same stoppage
same route
same rake
same date of journey
just to accomodate WL passengers of a specific train......

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Already many demanded trains running with 24 coaches maximum limit...Also if we want to clear 600 WL...10 extra coaches required. So for high demand adding coaches are not enough.

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Feb 01 2012 (7:40PM)           
 

Vivek Kumar   71 blog posts   16 correct pred (61% accurate)  
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i have booked a ticket for my friend i lucknow mail on 15 march from lko to ndls through my irctc id. but when i took the print out of the ticket,the ticket showed the passenger address and phone no. of mine which i feeded long time back when opening my irctc account .
i want to know from u knowledgeable persons does it amount to ticket being invalid or he can still travel using his pan card where address is not mentioned???

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no problem you can book ticket for frnds and relatives and he can travel if also ur address is printed in the ticket ...

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Feb 01 2012 (7:43PM)        

Give VSG to KR**   5977 blog posts   5597 correct pred (61% accurate)  
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no way, is passengers name correct?... does he have a valid ?... if yes, thats all is required

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Feb 01 2012 (7:52PM)        

Vivek Kumar   71 blog posts   16 correct pred (61% accurate)  
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yes , the passenger name(my friend) is correct.
but the problem lies here: i phoned him just now and he said he don't have a pan card.now all the id's accepted as valid by indian rail shows passenger address except pan card.
what should i suggest him now???
should i suggest him to apply for pan card which will be delivered in 1 months time???

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Feb 01 2012 (7:54PM)        

goyalwc**   19876 blog posts   15846 correct pred (75% accurate)  
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Address is not a problem. Any valid ID proof in original is sufficient, even if it carries another address.

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Feb 01 2012 (7:56PM)        

Vivek Kumar   71 blog posts   16 correct pred (61% accurate)  
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thanks so much!!!
but i want a broader view from more members.

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address proof not required sir, just a photo i card will do or even a credit card issued by bank with photo will do

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i just contacted irctc and asked the same.they told that no problem and he can have any of the nine ids .the executive told that address is printed as if there is any mishap in the train,then the relatives of the persons can be contacted by this........

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Is rhere any known problem with the irctc website today? I booked tickets with no problem on Saturday but when I try to login today I just get a message saying not available.
Thanks
Davwe

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Jan 23 2012 (9:46PM)        

Vivek Kumar   71 blog posts   16 correct pred (61% accurate)  
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it is working well.i have checked now!!!

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Jan 23 2012 (9:50PM)        

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Not for me. :-(
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Quotas in Indian Railways
A few important quotas entertained by the system are as under
S.No. Quota Description
1. GN General Quota
2. LD Ladies Quota
3. HO Head quarters/high official Quota
4. DF Quota
5. RC Reservation against Cancellation (RAC) Quota
6. OS Outstation Quota
7. PH Parliament house
8. FT Foreign tourist Quota
9 ND Day Night Quota
10. RE Rail Employee
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Quota
11. RS Roadside Quota
12 RT Return journey Quota
13 DP Duty Pass Quota
14 HL High Official Ladies Quota
15 LO Ladies Outstation Quota
16 SG State Government Quota
17 CP CRPF Quota
18 XX Undefined Quota
19 CK Link Quota
20 PQ Pooled Quota
21 ZZ Undefined Quota
22 SS Source Station Quota
23 HP
Physically Handicapped Quota
24 GN/RS General R
O
A
D
S
I
D
E
Q
U
O
T
A
25 LD/RS Ladies
26
HO/RS High Official
27 DF/RS Defence
28 RC/RS RAC
29 OS/RS Outstation
30 PH/RS Parliament House
31 FT/RS Foreign Tourist Quota
32 ND/RS Day and Night
33 RE/RS Rail Employee
34 DP/RS Duty Pass
35 HL/RS HOR ladies
36 LO/RS Ladies Outstation
37 SG/RS State Government
38 CP/RS CRPF
39 XX/RS
Undefined
40 CK/RS Link
41
ZZ/RS Undefined
42 TXR TRAIN EXAMINER
43 Train Examiner
44 DSL Diesel Staff
45 SFW Safaiwala
46 CTG Catering Staff
47 LIB
Library Staff
48 TS Train Superintendent
49 TTE Train Examiner
50 CGD Conductor Guard
51 RPF Railway Protection Force
52 LCO Loco Staff
53 ATY Amenity Staff
54 TEL Telephone Staff
55 ACA AC Coach Attendant
56 IAG Instant Action Group
Source :-
click here

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Jan 22 2012 (4:07PM)        

Vivek Kumar   71 blog posts   16 correct pred (61% accurate)  
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and in politics there is obc quota,sc & st quota,now a minority quota.
this govt. has made a hell with the quotas.in my view there should be only one quota and that is to the poor (on basis of uid & latest census) bcoz nowadays even some obc,sc,st,minority are wealthy enough to apply for quota for getting a job.
as far as railways r concerned there should be only one quota that is tatkal and others should be converted into this only just like LIC was born.
why should a bureaucrat (DM/DRM) be given preference to a student (who has a interview to attend in order to become a DM/DRM ?

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Jan 23 2012 (8:36PM)        

Vivek Kumar   71 blog posts   16 correct pred (61% accurate)  
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no reply even after a day of my post!!! for such unique solution to both political & railway quota!!!
shocking!!!
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Sep 21 2011 (4:34PM)           
 

Vivek Kumar   71 blog posts   16 correct pred (61% accurate)  
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Barddhaman-Howrah Chord Line of Eastern Railways.
what does chord line mean?
any special about it?

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Sep 21 2011 (4:38PM)        

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Grand Chord- also called Life line of India is section of the Indian Railways is one of the two part of main Delhi-Howrah route is a link between Asansol and Mughal Sarai, and covers a stretch of 450 km

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which is d 2nd one?

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Sep 21 2011 (4:40PM)        

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Grand chord section is the lifeline of the country on which Coal, Steel and other important goods are moved from Eastern section to Western and Northern section of the country.
The Grand Chord section is critically important for handling major passenger trains on the Howrah-Delhi route, particularly all the Rajdhani Expresses from Howrah, Bhubaneswar and Ranchi and the entire freight traffic, particularly coal, handled by the Dhanbad division of East Central Railway.

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Sep 21 2011 (4:45PM)        

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is there any office of yours in ramgarh.
i m trying to remember something.
in around jhanda chowk?

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Grand Chord and Chord Line are 2 different lines. The Grand Chord is what Prabhakar has described. But the chord line is the alternate line between Howrah and Barddhaman via Dankuni as different from the Main Line between these 2 stations which is via Bandel. The chord line (95 kms) is shorter than the Main line (106 kms). The two lines separate at Bally (10 kms from Howrah) and then reunite at Shaktigarh which is 12 kms before Barddhaman.

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The second one with reference to what Prabhakar has mentioned is the MAIN LINE from Howrah to Mughalsarai via Madhupur, Jasidih,Jhajha, Kiul,Mokama, PATNA, Arrah and Buxar (757 kms) as opposed to the GRAND CHORDvia Dhanbad/Gaya which is 661 kms. The two lines separate at Sitarampur(222 kms from Howrah) immediately after Asansol and reunite just before Mughalsarai.

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The Chord Line is the high speed sector in ER, through which majority Mail/EXpress/Superfast trains ply, including Rajdhani, Duronto, Poorva, Kalka, Darjeeling, Sampark Kranti, etc.. It is a less traffic 130 kmph max speed zone as against the chock-a-block (with EMU) 110 kmph max speed Main Line Zone.
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Sep 21 2011 (4:37PM)           
 

Vivek Kumar   71 blog posts   16 correct pred (61% accurate)  
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which class of engines r in emu/demu/mumbai local trains???
bcoz in my experience these engines r far better in speed & acceleration than those of rajdhani's / shatabdi's

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pls reply
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= traveled by this train on mon 19th for haridwar - coach b/1.
=coach maintenance service by m/s eureka forbes kolkata.
=excellent cleaning ., on demand spray for freshener ., mosquito spray., floor cleaning
with lizol., 3 times a day .,toilets clean with dry floors .,
= this eureka probably tata company's div ., really provide tata name n service.
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.but v catering in absence of pantry ., wdm/3a engine with mearly
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13 bogies (1 2ac., 1 3 ac., 7 sleepers & 4 gen) is hopelessly bad & very poor standadrd.
= catering veg meal not available i.e. rs 35 meal ., they bill passengers " veg delux rs. 65 or rs. 80" forcing take paneer ?? and no roti / only rice ex barely oders taken at luknow .
= worst is no b.fast supply at luknow ., its uscled by barely contractor for lunch . i have lodged complain at moradabad in complain book complain no.8 with t/t recd carbon copy.,
and today at haridwar from ph 09717630025 ., some rly.(northern) offical talked and enquired.
= for complain i will update foods photos etc for yu all., as ex hwh dinner oder 6 roti + veg is charged rs. 80 for supply from jhajha / or so.
= this 13 bogy with wdm/3a (hauling faluknama too 23/24 bogey) can be made with 1 more 3 ac ., 1 p.c. + 2 sleepers & may be 1 more general as train runs one time with good service except for muscle power by catering contractor of jhajha / bareily ??

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Vivek Kumar   71 blog posts   16 correct pred (61% accurate)  
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good 2 see raiways officials taking seriously the complaint lodged & calling back

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