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Apr 27 2017 (17:48)   Modi to inaugurate Bidar, Kalaburagi railway line

rdb*^   129386 news posts
Entry# 2253071   News Entry# 300931         Tags   Past Edits
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be invited to inaugurate the Bidar-Kalaburagi railway line, MP Bhagwant Khuba said in Bidar on Wednesday.
He was speaking at an event to flag off the Bidar-Mumbai overnight train at the Bidar railway station.
The train numbered 22144/22143 has been extended from Latur in Maharashtra. It runs three times a week between the two cities.

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Apr 28 2017 (16:04)
Dinesh Gada   672 blog posts   4 correct pred (44% accurate)
Re# 2253071-3            Tags   Past Edits
This line will take another 2-3 years and also the line MPS is kept low intentionally so that no benefits of this line happens.

Apr 28 2017 (18:26)
Waiting for UBL MAQ exp~   2094 blog posts   731 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 2253071-4            Tags   Past Edits
Why all of sudden this line became low priority though its highly useful for Hyderabad-Karnataka region ?? When Kharge was MoR, this line got high priority.
Rail News
Apr 27 2017 (14:59)   Train gives KSRTC a run for its money

SHIVKUMAR   58 news posts
Entry# 2252895   News Entry# 300924         Tags   Past Edits
Suchith Kidiyoor ~

The train services between Hassan and Bengaluru have forced the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) to change its schedules.
The transport corporation has incurred a revenue loss of Rs
2.5 lakh per day due to trains services which was launched on March 26.
KSRTC operates close to 250 bus every day on the route or via Hasan to other destinations like Mangaluru.
Now, the Corporation has made the changes in schedules keeping in mind train timings.
An KSRTC official said that in long run the train services will not make much impact on the transport corporation.
KSRTC, managing director, SR Umashankar said, “I would say that the train services have a marginal impact on our services.There was drop in the occupancy rate as some section of passengers have shifted to new mode of transport. However, we are regaining the passenger occupancy. The officials have rescheduled the operations with more number of frequencies. There are express services with limited number of stops. We don't think in the long run, train services can be a substitute to our services.The reason is bus service have more flexible timings and buses take lesser time to reach compared to trains.“ Another KSRTC official said that though a good number of trains are operated between Bengaluru and Mysuru it has not made much impact on services of KSRTC and transport corporation has managed to increase the service over the years.
Even when the TumkurBengaluru train services was introduced there were some apprehensions, but, it has not made a big impact in long run.Meanwhile, South-Western Railway officials said that the train services between Hassan and Bengaluru has been receiving good patronage.
“More than 400 trips are operated between the two cities. The corporation also operates hundreds of AC services between the two cities and it has been receiving good patronage from the public.“
An official said, “The patronage for inter-city services is really good. Occupancy for reserved compartment is between 70 to 80 per cent and even for non-reservation the response has been good. The railways generates a revenue of Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 3 lakh per day from the commercial operations. Occupancy rate for departures from the Hassan side is higher when compared to Yeshwanthpur. As the trains were introduced only a few weeks back it would take time to stabilize and the passenger rate likely to increase in coming days.“
The inter-city express services between Hassan and Bengaluru was launched almost almost two decades after the project was sanctioned.

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Apr 28 2017 (16:11)
Dinesh Gada   672 blog posts   4 correct pred (44% accurate)
Re# 2252895-8            Tags   Past Edits
See this is SWR and how they are meeting out the treatment to Hassan. Intentionally delaying train and keeping less number of coaches. TT was devised in such a way that it always gets delayed.

Apr 28 2017 (18:05)
Foamer~   1839 blog posts
Re# 2252895-9            Tags   Past Edits
The TT as I said is unrealistic. So it is delayed. Read this /blog/post/2252537
Kudla maintains 57 avg. Giving unrealistic 63 causes delay.
Regarding your call for physical violence on controllers, I have nothing to say.

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General Travel
Apr 28 2017 (15:02)   22144/Bidar - Mumbai CST SuperFast Express

Venkat వెంకట్   3152 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2254346            Tags   Past Edits
Best over night and fastest train between BIDAR - Mumbai. I think it need 24 coaches soon.

Apr 28 2017 (15:27)
Dinesh Gada   672 blog posts   4 correct pred (44% accurate)
Re# 2254346-1            Tags   Past Edits
Venkatgaru this train is even faster than BIDR-YPR and also will reach on time every day on both sides and not like YPR express which is always delayed on both sides.

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★  General Travel
Apr 18 2017 (13:42)   22108/Latur - Mumbai CST SF Express | BIDR/Bidar (3 PFs)

Dinesh Gada   672 blog posts   4 correct pred (44% accurate)
Entry# 2240715            Tags   Past Edits
Bidar MP requested the extension of Latur - Mumbai CST Superfast express to Bidar for the benefit of Udgir, Bhalki and Bidar region. Suresh prabhu has agreed for it and extension will happen from April 26th 2017 as per attached news clipping. Also requested for Bidar - Amritsar for Sikh pilgrims of north India.

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9 posts - Wed Apr 19, 2017

Apr 19 2017 (17:01)
Foamer~   1839 blog posts
Re# 2240715-15            Tags   Past Edits
The existing train to YPR is operated by SWR. Lets see when pitline is ready and when new line opens, if SCR will start a new train to capital via GR.
The ICE to HYB too was more recent in introduction, after a lot of pressure, till then SCR didn't give any importance to Bidar.
exacty has Raichur benefitted from SCR? There was that new line and just a DEMU to KCG, no ICE. Not a single pitline or train to Bengaluru from such a big city. Whatever trains to Raichur are there is due to it being on Chennai-Mumbai line else, it has been treated the same way as Bidar by SCR.

Apr 19 2017 (17:21)
Dinesh Gada   672 blog posts   4 correct pred (44% accurate)
Re# 2240715-16            Tags   Past Edits
As far as I know BIDR is far better in SCR as compared to SWR. SWR plays under bus lobby. They do not work for KA at all. They are not starting trains intentionally. Kharge pressurized to start a new train. SWR not ready to listen to high court orders let alone they would heed to people's request. SWR is and will be the biggest curse for the people of Karnataka. Gauge conversion, doubling and electrification is intentionally delayed. Take example of SBC-MYS doubling and electrification.
The biggest curse for BIDR district was that during state re-organisation it fell under KA. Had it been under AP or current Telangana we would have been most developed by now considering proximity to Hyderabad.
The proof is ZHB is more industrialized than BIDR. People of my region as doing up and down for jobs in ZHB. KA has always treated BIDR with step motherly attitude be it development funds, be it using third class rake of Airavat bus, be it jobs or be it any other development related activity. Our current CM hardly visited BIDR till now. I myself was humiliated many times when I was in SBC or MYS due to my belonging to BIDR.
Historically and culturally BIDR was never part of KA.

Apr 19 2017 (17:23)
Dinesh Gada   672 blog posts   4 correct pred (44% accurate)
Re# 2240715-17            Tags   Past Edits
I was thinking about the extension of intercities\passengers which terminate in SC or HYD. As you said long distance trains I don't think it will be extended to BIDR in near future.

Apr 19 2017 (17:26)
Koilakuntla in IR~   7868 blog posts   7 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 2240715-18            Tags   Past Edits
it wont happen

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Apr 20 2017 (17:28)
Solapur Superfast~   1653 blog posts   66 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2240715-21            Tags   Past Edits
Yes.. many trains parked after lingampalli also till Vikarabad.. that is worst situation.
★  Info Update
Apr 11 2017 (20:33)   07018/Hyderabad - Ahmedabad SpecialFare Special (Via Latur) | HYB/Hyderabad Deccan Nampally (6 PFs)

Southern Railway^~   2728 blog posts   202 correct pred (83% accurate)
Entry# 2231435            Tags   Past Edits
HYB - ADI Spl from 18.04 to 27.06
ADI -HYB Spl From 20.04 to 29.06

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Apr 12 2017 (20:31)
Dinesh Gada   672 blog posts   4 correct pred (44% accurate)
Re# 2231435-4            Tags   Past Edits
Finally SCR has started using this unutilized route VKB-KUW via LTRR. As of now only frights are regularly using this route. Hope in future some more Gujarat bound trains are routed via this route to reduce the congestion on main line. :)

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General Travel
Jan 27 2017 (11:50)   MYS/Mysuru Junction (Mysore) (6 PFs)

Roshan v Iyengar*^~   5450 blog posts   737 correct pred (83% accurate)
Entry# 2142048            Tags   Past Edits
Hello everyone need some inputs, hope you people will help me...
I want to the status of Waiting room facilities at BIDR & PRLI stations...
1)Waiting room available at both the stations??
2)Waiting room
having Bathroom facilities??
3)Clock room facilities at both the stations??

7 posts - Jan 2017

2 posts - Wed Feb 01, 2017

1 posts - Thu Feb 02, 2017

2 posts - Fri Feb 03, 2017

Feb 03 2017 (22:35)
Roshan v Iyengar*^~   5450 blog posts   737 correct pred (83% accurate)
Re# 2142048-13            Tags   Past Edits
Oh that's very much low, I don't think so...
What is the minimum fare there...
Is the fare that you told including waiting charges...
Or if I hire one Auto for my entire trip
with waiting then what will be the fare....

Feb 07 2017 (20:46)
Dinesh Gada   672 blog posts   4 correct pred (44% accurate)
Re# 2142048-14            Tags   Past Edits
I am not sure about waiting charges. But I suggest you hire a car for one day instead of waiting charges and auto fare collection.

Feb 09 2017 (07:32)
Roshan v Iyengar*^~   5450 blog posts   737 correct pred (83% accurate)
Re# 2142048-15            Tags   Past Edits
Car I am ok with that...
According to you how much he can charge to me...

Feb 14 2017 (14:14)
Dinesh Gada   672 blog posts   4 correct pred (44% accurate)
Re# 2142048-16            Tags   Past Edits
I guess 500-700 should be fine.

Feb 21 2017 (21:07)
Roshan v Iyengar*^~   5450 blog posts   737 correct pred (83% accurate)
Re# 2142048-17            Tags   Past Edits
Hi Dinesh ji...
Please take 5 mins from your busy schedule to go through this, please put your valuable feedback/suggestions at the end...
My Trip plan for 2 Adults...
1)Taking 16571till BIDR from YPR...
Day 2
1)Booking Pvt Hotel Room near BIDR Station...
2)Local Trip by Auto /Cab... Starting @ 11am planning to cover following places...
Bidar Fort - 1hr
Solah Khambhat Masjid - 1/2hr
Rangeen Mahal - 1/2hr
Sharda Darwaza - 1/2hr
Tarkash Mahal - 1/2hr
Mahmud Hawan - 1/2hr
Mangal Peth - 1/2hr
Narshima Jharna - 1/2hr
Total Time - 4hr 30mins+Travel Time 2hr+Lunch 1hr
Total Time - 7hr 30mins (8hrs)
So evening 7pm trip will end according to me...
Next to Papnash Mahadev Mandir then to Gurudwara for evening darshan...
Night stay at Hotel...
Day 3
Taking first Bus towards Jalsangvi to visit Sri Kamalishwara Temple...
Then next to Basavakalyan visiting Fort & any other places...Next to Narayanpur...
Next stage is Humnabad for Sri Manik Prabhu Temple & Sri Veerabhadreshwara Temple then back to BIDR by 77656, check-out from hotel
Next catching 57549 to PRLI
Any cab facilities will also do for me to cover all the above place from BIDR...
Day 4
Refreshing at waiting room @PRLI, then to Main Temple after that catching bus to Aundha Nagnath, visiting Main Temple next to NED by bus, looking to come by 9pm planning to book Retiring Room at Station...Night stay at room...
Day 4
Local visit at NED like
Takhat SachKhand, Visava Garden, Nanded Fort, Shri Guru Gobind Singh Museum, Gandhi Statue, Kaleshwar Temple...Night stay at room....
Day 5
Taking early morning train 16593 to SBC then to MYS...
★★  Travelogue
Feb 13 2017 (11:05)   16201/KSR Bengaluru - Shivamogga Town InterCity Express | CMGR/Chikkamagaluru (3 PFs)

Vijay Aditya   5 blog posts
Entry# 2162508            Tags   Past Edits
It was a calm Saturday morning when my blissful sleep came to a sudden end at 10:40AM, there was a weird loud noise accompanied by vigorous vibration of various
parts of my bed. I woke up startled, my semi conscious mind unable to figure out the source, turns out it was our admin hero of the lands beyond lottegollahalli, Tejas, calling me to ensure I wake up in time to book tickets in Tatkal. It was ancient history to me that I had promised him the day earlier, that i would indeed wake up on time and book them in time. These were for our next day return trip from Bhadravati in 16580 SMET-YPR Tri-Weekly Express. It also hit me that we were to depart in a few hours onboard 16201 SBC-SMET Express to Chikmaglur and i was barely in the position to open my eyes fully.
Tejas however didn't know that I just woke up to his phone call, so he was duly informed that i was up since morning and the tickets would be taken care of, feigning complete nonchalance. After all, I didn't want my reputation of being punctual, stickler to trips committed and completely dependable be dented. After a series of phone calls and trying to book tickets in parallel, we finally got confirmed reserved tickets for the next day(I have never really imagined the tri-weekly would go into such long WL forcing us to book CK, but then weekend it was).The two other members joining us were also the lone voyagers of lottegollahalli, my very old unpredictable regular travel partner Shashank Bhat and subbu, a dear friend to all of us.
There are quite a lot of destinations mentioned like Chikmaglur, Shimoga and Bhadrvathi in what i wrote above so in case you are wondering where this trip was to, then i'd ike to say to explore the Chikmaglur-Kadur line. But like things have always been when a combination of any four of us or all go on a trip, it was an absolute maze of the weirdest of situations which made the next 36 hours turn out different in entirety. Delayed trains, broken brains, lazy legs, sheer madness and of course quite a lot of green chickpea along with their plants.
Do keep watching this space for a detailed trip report and be a part of the railfanning escapades and them class while i would try to recollect details and put them into words :)

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Feb 13 2017 (20:11)
Dinesh Gada   672 blog posts   4 correct pred (44% accurate)
Re# 2162508-3            Tags   Past Edits
Eagerly waiting for next episode. :)

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General Travel
Jan 23 2017 (21:46)   11013/Mumbai LTT - Coimbatore (Kurla) Express (PT) | LTT/Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (5 PFs)

Devilofhell~   625 blog posts   618 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 2137703            Tags   Past Edits
Hi All,
I have a reservation in this train on this 25th from Mumbai to pune. I am coming from Mumbai Terminal 2 and will deboard my flight around 9.30 to 9.45 including all check out formalities. Can you please suggest whether I will go to LTT or thane to reach this train.
Please share your views because I need it so much.

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Jan 24 2017 (15:55)
Dinesh Gada   672 blog posts   4 correct pred (44% accurate)
Re# 2137703-4            Tags   Past Edits
You can use KK travels service from Mumbai International Airport Arrival Gate to your door step in Pune and vice versa. They provide excellent service and charge Rs. 950 in sharing mode. Have traveled many times in it till now. You can book it online with payment or book through phone with payment after alighting at your destination. They are reputed cab service provider on Pune-Mumbai Airport route and Nashik-Mumbai Airport Route. For more information check out their website.
click here

Jan 24 2017 (22:29)
Devilofhell~   625 blog posts   618 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 2137703-5            Tags   Past Edits
thanks i just want to know alternate for thane or LTT station from Mumbai Airport. Whether i will choose Metro Route or take western highway to reach there.

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Rail Fanning
Jan 20 2017 (18:39)   04418/Hazrat Nizamuddin - Pune AC Special Fare Special | VAPI/Vapi (3 PFs) | TKD/WAG-9/31211

❤❤Tapti ganga exp❤❤^~   3320 blog posts   12669 correct pred (90% accurate)
Entry# 2133943            Tags   Past Edits
25 min Before Time running 04418-NZM PUNE AC SPL with 31211 TKD WAG-9 arrived at Vapi.

Date of pic-18-1-2017

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Jan 20 2017 (18:46)
Dinesh Gada   672 blog posts   4 correct pred (44% accurate)
Re# 2133943-2            Tags   Past Edits
As per the updated coach composition, this is the First ICF AC train to have 23 coaches.

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New Facilities/TechnologySR/Southern  -  
Jan 12 2017 (11:16)   LHB coaches for Chennai Mail from next week

rdb*^   129386 news posts
Entry# 2124372   News Entry# 291054         Tags   Past Edits
As part of the initiative to offer enhanced safety and travelling comfort to the passengers, the Railways is to introduce Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches in the 12624/12623 Thiruvananthapuram Central-Chennai Central-Thiruvananthapuram Central Superfast Expreses from next week.
The rake with LHB coaches will start plying from Chennai Central to Thiruvananthapuram Central on January 18 and from Thiruvananthapuram Central to Chennai Central on January 19, a senior railway official told The Hindu here on Wednesday.
Threes rakes have been made available for the Southern Railway to switch over the LHB coaches for the prestigous
Chennai Mail operating in the highly-demanding Thiruvananthapuram-Chennai sector.
At present, the Rajadhani Expresses operating in the New Delhi-Thiruvananthapuram Central-New Delhi, the Kochuveli-Indore-Kochuveli Weekly Expresses and the Ernakulam-Hatia-Ernakulam Superfast Express and back are operating with LHB coaches.
The introduction of LHB coaches is part of the decision to introduce them in mail and express trains in a phased manner. LHB coaches based on German technology were initially confined to RajdhaniExpress, Shatabdi Express and Duronto trains.
The raiwlays has decided to replace all old coaches of mail and express trains by LHB coaches by the end of 2019-2020. Compared to the ₹ 1.5 crore needed to manufacture a conventional coach, a LHB coach will cost the railways around ₹ 2.5 crore.
Developed by Linke-Hofmann-Busch of Germany (renamed Alstom LHB GmbH in 1998 after the takeover by Alstom) and produced by Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala, the coaches are designed for an operating speed up to 160 km per hour. The length of 23.54 m and a width of 3.24 m means a higher passenger capacity, compared to conventional rakes.
They are considered to be “anti-telescopic” (they do not get turned over or flip in case of a collision). The coaches are made of stainless steel and interiors are made of aluminium to make them lighter. Advanced pneumatic disc brake system for efficient braking at higher speeds, modular interiors, improved suspension system and modern air conditioning system are the sailent features of the LHB coaches.
Only secondary check of the LHB coaches comprising of safety check and cleaning will be taking place in Kerala, the official said, adding primary maintenance of the coaches will be carried out in Delhi.

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Jan 12 2017 (13:35)
Dinesh Gada   672 blog posts   4 correct pred (44% accurate)
Re# 2124372-6            Tags   Past Edits
What will happen to the existing ICF rake then? They can plan to start a new train CAPE-VSG express with it. or they can start CAPE-HWH via TVC, ERS, CBE, RU, VSKP. What do you say?

Jan 12 2017 (13:43)
Southern Railway^~   2728 blog posts   202 correct pred (83% accurate)
Re# 2124372-7            Tags   Past Edits
They will run some special fare specials with it.,that's all.

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