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

Roshan v Iyengar*^~   5441 blog posts   736 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??

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Feb 03 2017 (22:35)
Roshan v Iyengar*^~   5441 blog posts   736 correct pred (83% accurate)
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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   661 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*^~   5441 blog posts   736 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   661 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*^~   5441 blog posts   736 correct pred (83% accurate)
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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   661 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   464 blog posts   609 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   661 blog posts   4 correct pred (44% accurate)
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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   464 blog posts   609 correct pred (66% accurate)
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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❤❤^~   3240 blog posts   12087 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   661 blog posts   4 correct pred (44% accurate)
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As per the updated coach composition, this is the First ICF AC train to have 23 coaches.

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

rdb*^   126004 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   661 blog posts   4 correct pred (44% accurate)
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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)
athul   2366 blog posts   149 correct pred (80% accurate)
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They will run some special fare specials with it.,that's all.

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★  General Travel
Jan 12 2017 (08:40)   SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) (10 PFs)

Boxer Bhai~   38149 blog posts   12668 correct pred (61% accurate)
Entry# 2124249            Tags   Past Edits
Only 5mps of karnataka attended swr gm meet
Following were their demands

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Jan 12 2017 (13:42)
Dinesh Gada   661 blog posts   4 correct pred (44% accurate)
Re# 2124249-4            Tags   Past Edits
Except Pratap Simha, rest of the MP's would not have idea about pitline. Even if they demand do you think SWR is generous enough to go for it?

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★★  Rail Fanning
Nov 04 2016 (10:05)   12050/Gatimaan Express | NZM/Hazrat Nizamuddin (7 PFs) | GZB/WAP-5/30020

PixelTrailzDotCom*^~   1740 blog posts   51 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 2047542            Tags   Past Edits
This trip report is also available with a better picture layout at : click here
It was a day or two prior to our Independence day, Aug 15 and I was busy thinking about how the social media would come alive with patriotic messages masking the true feelings of indifference from the keyboard warriors. I had a client presentation with a PSU and was busy promising the moon on a cloudy new moon evening. My phone was on silent and set to vibrate to avoid any disturbance during my smooth and typical
technical salesman talk. A few minutes into the first break, sensing the break, the phone popped out the name PK and with no time for pleasantries the conversation went like this.
Me : What ?
PK : Dai, lets make a Gatimaan trip this month or first week of September. Preferably in Sep as I cannot get leaves this month.
Me : Machan, I am travelling to Udupi this weekend and another one close on its heels might be an issue.
PK : Fine. Check if possible and let me know.
Me : Ok, will call later.
Well now my smooth talk presentation is done for good, both literally and mentally. My mind was poisoned by this caller and now it is my turn to become a keyboard warrior and the next session of my presentation went in route analysis and optimization for the travel, if at all it would materialize. Incidentally, my part of the presentation was over and I have confused my clients well enough to stay out for the next couple of hours. Line clear. A good omen ? Maybe ?
The plan was quick and an attractive late night red eye flight to Delhi from Bangalore in the wee hours just past midnight on the last Saturday of Aug 2016 nailed the plan. Red eye to Delhi on 27 Aug morning. Metro to New Delhi. Freshen up at the IRCTC lounge. Cab to Nizamuddin. Train spotting and selfies with Gatimaan. High speed ride to Agra. Back to Nizamuddin somehow. Duronto to Chennai and the ever reliable Bangalore mail on 28 Aug from Chennai back home early 29 morning and get back to work as if nothing happened. Great plan with some fast and furious rides on some of the best trains of Indian Railways. That leaves me now with the task of convincing PK to push for an extra day of leave and work out the details at home. I guess my enthusiasm rubbed into everyone and the line was now all clear except that quite a lot of our such adhoc plans have a great tendency to slip between the cup and the lip. Tickets booked. Fingers crossed. Waiting now.
Two days prior to our travel, being a sincere and senior employee that he is, PK decided to make his presence felt at work and planned a half day visit to his workplace, but thankfully confirmed that the trip is on. Now I go drum beating all around about my impending half impromptu rides to the rest of my fraternity and eagerly await the beginning of the impending weekend.
Part 1 : Flight to the Capital
26-Aug-2017 1830 hrs. Bangalore traffic is not bad. It is extremely unpredictable and Mr.Murphy always has the last laugh. Looking back maybe he had the first one too. Well,moving on, I was supposed to be picked up en-route either in a cab or an airport bus around 2030 hrs and hoping Murphy does not strike again, present ourselves at the airport around 2200 to have enough time to eat, drink, unwind and prepare for an uncomfortable two and a half hour flight to Delhi. Thankfully, the flight was not delayed and an SMS dutifully confirmed that our flight was on schedule. I reach my pickup spot around 1930, an hour before planned. Being a Friday night, there were enough intercity buses and watching them haggle with the passengers kept me entertained for a while until impatience started kicking in. A minute seemed like a couple as I called up PK around 2030 to check his whereabouts. Surprise, or rather no surprise. He was still stuck at work and waiting for a colleague of his who had promised him to drop him off somewhere between me and the Airport. Unlike a few moments ago, time reversed its velocity and 5 minutes pass by in a minute. Finally close to 2115, I was picked up, introduced, pleasantries exchanged and decided to get off the moment we spot a radio cab less than 5 minutes away. Soon enough, we thank his colleague and find ourselves in a cab instructing the chauffeur to display his best F1 skills. Thankfully, with the traffic not heavy, we reach the airport with a good 2 hours to spare for our flight. Carrying just a hand baggage, we were in the boarding area and ordered a couple of drinks and food. A couple more of our friends and hunger strike would have saved us enough to buy off that chain store outside the terminal. Anyway, the flight fare was cheaper and we settled for that. The flight was uneventful, cramped, on time, bounced twice on landing and let us off at a ghost terminal at Delhi.
Save a pat for your back if you are to land at the domestic terminal in Delhi. There are no facilities for passengers landing during the wee hours like the 3AM bouncy landing we achieved. All airlines customer support desks and other outlets closed except for a couple of coffee joints, the cheapest of the coffee priced enough to feed a family of two for a day. Without wasting any time, we went over to the luggage carousel, dragged a few luggage trolleys and positioned ourselves for a convoluted new yoga position to rest for an hour before boarding a shuttle to the Aerocity metro station.
Morning 0420 hrs 27-Aug-2016. We await the shuttle to take us to Aerocity metro station outside the terminal building. The airport now no longer looks like an airport. The shuttle came in around 0430 hrs. The first half of the shuttle was filled with passengers. The second half was filled with luggage and for the next 10 minutes the first half kept pulling out the second half. We decided to help the first half in help achieving their objective purely from a selfish standpoint. The site and stench of the luggage was unbearable. 0445 hrs, we were rolling towards Aerocity station and find ourselves dumped in some abandoned location. Apparently, it was indeed the Aerocity station as I managed to identify the Metro logo in the glistening moonlight. We thanked the conductor for relieving us of the misery called Delhi Domestic Arrivals and quickly positioned ourselves in a queue waiting to get the tickets to board the metro. A metro worker is setting up the ticket vending machine. Impatience in the queue. The first metro towards New Delhi is due in 10 minutes and the next one is a good 20 minutes later. Just as we were about to explode, the metro worker with a weird queer look said, “Bhai, what are you waiting here for ?” . Now that we know he was not willing to take a selfie with us, we inquired about “tickets” and were guided elsewhere. Phew !!! 10 minutes later we were off towards New Delhi Railway Station after escaping from a suffocating and overheated nightmare of a place called “Aerocity Metro Station”. The metro crawled all the way taking almost 25 minutes instead of the advertised 15 mins to reach the station.
The plan was to freshen up at the IRCTC executive lounge and take either a cab or a local to Nizamuddin Railway Station. Our previous experience with the IRCTC lounge was terrific. Things have changed now. It is terrible. I don’t want to spoil the experience and hence just a conclusion. Get into the IRCTC lounge if you have some cash to waste. The station waiting room would provide you with the same facilities at probably a percent of the cost. I am getting a lot of bad vibes now. From the moment we landed in Delhi, things have not been going great.
Part 2 : The Ride
Pathetic airport, forgettable executive lounge and lack of sleep made the decision for us. We took a cab to Nizamuddin and reached the station around 0645 hrs. SR King, Tamilnadu express had just departed and the information boards directed us towards PF No 5 for the coveted Gatimaan ride. A light blue LHB rake with a leading P7 stationed on PF5 made us skip a beat as a P7 ride on Gatimaan would kindle all sorts of controversy and a heated debate on the rail fanning community. Unfortunately that was not going to be the case as the TAJ express bound for Jhansi was all set for its 0700 hrs departure from the Gatimaan Platform. Early morning activity at Nizamuddin was brisk with multiple arrivals and departures. Karnataka Sampark Kranti, Goa Sampark Kranti, Golden Temple mail, Thirukkural and a few other trains came and went not knowing what is in store for them. TAJ departed bang on time and soon enough Gatimaan graced PF No 5 brought in by a Ghaziabad WAP5 30020. Unlike any of the regular trains on Indian Railways, the loco and the entire rake was striped with reflectors for better night visibility.
Fares, set slightly higher than the Shatabdi’s, Gatimaan caters mainly to foreign tourists and last minute travelers. The regular chair car class was filled up while the executive chair car had an occupancy level just a notch above 50 percent. Apparently the train also caters as a new excursion activity for the kids. On the day we traveled, there were a group of around 70-90 kids accompanied by their teachers off for a high flying ride to Agra and probably will take the same train back as well. The excitement on their faces was contagious and I am sure they had one hell of a ride back and forth. We had decided to travel in style and had booked the executive chair car. It provided a spacious 2×2 seating arrangement with lots of legroom for unhindered movement and freedom. Executive chair car also provided us ample opportunities for playing musical chairs with close to half the coach being empty. Amazon ads adorned our headrests and the train hostesses were busy moving back and forth with their practiced smiles setting up for some express service. Post the customary clicks, selfies, train board snaps, coach exterior and interior snaps, setting up the phone charging, GPS, speedometers and other miscellaneous activities which had bloomed out of nowhere in the last decade, the LHB rake gifted us with is traditional jerk, albeit slightly softer and I set my watch to display 0810 hrs, while we leave behind a busy Nizamuddin station.
Right on dot at 0810 hrs as we leave Nizamuddin, an immediate crossing with none other than the King Mumbai Rajdhani reset the bad vibes and set the tone for the rest of the trip. The acceleration was brisk and we were cruising along at Okhla at a sedate 120kmph. Breakfast started off with branded Muesli & Milk soon followed with some Guava juice, Paratha, 2 slices of brown bread, a decent helping of fruit and vegetable salad. By now we are ready for the dessert, the 160kmph run, a piece of cake. The breakfast, going by IR standards was exceptional. With tea to indulge and a huge window to my right, it’s time to let go of all my accessories and enjoy the run. Asaoti vanished at 160kmph and there was no looking back now. Palwal, Rundhi, Sholaka, Ajhai and every other intermediate station was left behind at 160kmph. I would refrain from using any adjectives to describe the speed. You have to feel it. We slowed down a bit after Bhuteshwar and skipped Mathura around 50-60kmph around 9:20 AM. The impatient P5 was quick to accelerate and was back at 160kmph by the time we crossed Baad. Few TSR’s between Nizamuddin and Faridabad gave little time for Gatimaan to recover and we reached Agra’s dedicated Gatimaan Platform 5 minutes behind schedule. Karnataka Samaprk Kranti, Thirukkural, Goa Express, Taj Express and another 8-9 unknown express trains were looped mercilessly for scintillating overtakes. This was my first ride ever in a train where opening the doors on the run never crossed my mind. We set our foot down at 9:55 AM with nothing but broad smiles. The trip was also a reconnaissance for a good trainspotting location and Sholaka seemed perfect. The next time we have an encounter with the Gatimaan, it will be with our feet planted firmly on the ground near Sholaka. It is time to experience it from outside and that would be the next mission.
…to be continued…

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Nov 14 2016 (13:44)
Dinesh Gada   661 blog posts   4 correct pred (44% accurate)
Re# 2047542-3            Tags   Past Edits
Nice write up sirji.

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General Travel
Oct 27 2016 (15:04)  

annamalaik4   1 blog posts
Entry# 2038743            Tags   Past Edits
i want to travel from erode to pandharpur. is there any direct train service from erode

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Oct 27 2016 (15:18)
Dinesh Gada   661 blog posts   4 correct pred (44% accurate)
Re# 2038743-2            Tags   Past Edits
Please try this chain:
★  General Travel
Oct 17 2016 (19:34)   16589/Rani Chennamma Express | SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) (10 PFs)

Dinesh Gada   661 blog posts   4 correct pred (44% accurate)
Entry# 2027193            Tags   Past Edits
So Diwali is round the corner and most of the trains are already booked from Bengaluru to interior Karnataka. It is these times which is very woeful for the general public specially for the people of Karnataka as they are made to pay heavily due to festival rush by the bus lobby. This lobby is so strong that SWR is paralyzed to prevent running of special trains to cater for festival rush. Kudos to SWR for acting against the interest of their own state for which it is formed. I am wondering what the SWR officials think about themselves by not being people friendly in most of the projects related to SWR region. Below are the key high lights of the intentional and mischieveous handling of projects by SWR so that it can be delayed infintely to favour the bus mafia and have huge personal gains in doing so. ...

1) MYS-SBC doubling and electrification will take another decade to complete fully though announced back long time.
2) HAS-NMGA new line construction will also take some more years to execute completely. Don't think of doubling and electrification in near future.
3) TK-Miraj electrification doubling. Bhool jjao ise. Yeh is janam mein nahin hoga.
4) SBC officials are making MYS as dumping ground for many long distance trains of SBC. Stupid officials are not thinking of MYA or Ramanagaram which can easily maintain 5 day and 5 night trains provided facilities are provided.
5) Check the availability of pit lines in the entire Karnataka state. Very pitiful.
6) And other doubling and new line projects are hanging beautifully in air.
7) Local train services are not started under the pressure of BMTC volvo buses.
Bus lobby bahut mahan hain Bengaluru mein. Aam aadmi lut raha hain is karan be it for any festivals. But Diwali is big big bonanza for all the bus operators in Bengaluru as it is India's biggest festival.
All the best and kudos for SWR for being so people friendly.

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Oct 18 2016 (16:00)
Foamer~   1230 blog posts
Re# 2027193-7            Tags   Past Edits
This may sound unpopular but is true.
Bangalore is basically a place for migrants. All trains from north India, TN, AP, Kerala is mainly run for them.
Let them run, I have
no issues with other state people coming here to earn their livelihood but.....
1. Shouldn't there be atleast 1 train for Hyderabad-Karnatak region ???? All dependent on inter-state trains with few allocated seats.
2. Shouldn't there be 1 train for coastal Karnataka? Just half a train for them.... The rest the Kerala lobby took with political pressure... even
though they have 16528.
3. As far as Mumbai-Karnatak region is concerned, again few itsy-bitsy trains from Guj, Raj, Mah and a lonely Hampi.
Migration is a reality, but if you try to shaft the native people in favour of migrants then anger builds up.....society collapses...everyone suffers...
This same thing happened to Bombay in 1960s now it will repeat in Bengaluru....

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Oct 18 2016 (21:41)
Dinesh Gada   661 blog posts   4 correct pred (44% accurate)
Re# 2027193-10            Tags   Past Edits
With little tweaks in TT, Mysuru can get a shadow train for Chamundi in both ways. The train I am talking about is ERS-SBC intercity. The TT can be as follows so that it takes off the load completely from Chamundi.
MYS-ERS Intercity
MYS: Dep 6.30 AM
SBC: Arr 9.15 AM 9.30 AM
Arr 6.30 PM
ERS-MYS Intercity
ERS: Dep 8.00 AM
SBC: Arr 5.00 PM Dep 5.15 PM
MYS: Arr 8 PM
The above can be done by shifting Chamundi to below timings:
MYS: Dep 7 AM
SBC Arr 9.45 AM
SBC: Dep 6.30 PM
MYS: Arr 9.15 PM
Extending the SBC-KIK to Hassan as HAS-KIK with below timings and diverting it via YPR.
HAS: Dep 5 AM
KIK: Arr 11.55 PM
KIK: Dep 4 AM
HAS: Arr 11.30 PM
What do you say with above suggestions. This will prevent SWR from asking of new rakes from RB and they can manage effectively with the availability of two rakes.
Shifting of maintenance of Tippu to Hassan this intercity can be extended to Hassan without the need to wait for the new line completion. Here is the abstract timings:
HAS: Dep 7 AM
MYS: Arr 8.45 AM Dep 9 AM
SBC: 11.30 AM Dep 11.45 AM
DWR: 10.30 PM

Oct 18 2016 (21:48)
Lucknow Metro~   2360 blog posts   9 correct pred (47% accurate)
Re# 2027193-11            Tags   Past Edits
This is stupidity on their part. On one hand they cry they don't have enough revenue and on the other hand refuse to take hold of opportunities. Somebody tell them running special trains in Karnataka region will bring way more profit than useless empty trains in Delhi Chandigarh.

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Oct 18 2016 (22:10)
Foamer~   1230 blog posts
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Yes. True . With a pitline at Hassan, they can maintain any new ICE between SBC-Hassan too in future.
I always believed the Lalbagh and SBC-MAS ICE can be utilised upto MYS instead of rake sharing. Especially now with doubling and of course a little speeding up.

MYS 5:30
SBC 7:45
MAS 1:30
MAS 14:00
SBC 19:30
MYS 22:00

MYS 6:00
SBC 8:30
MAS 14:30
MAS 15:00
SBC 21:00
MYS 23:15

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Oct 19 2016 (09:14)
skumarvkulkarni~   1647 blog posts
Re# 2027193-18            Tags   Past Edits
Special trains are required during deepavali
- Bangalore-Gulbarga
- Bangalore-Bidar
- Bangalore-Gadag-Bijapur

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Oct 14 2016 (17:22)   Trial run along Punalur-Sengottai rail line: Crucial decision today

Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   35471 news posts
Entry# 2023388   News Entry# 283021         Tags   Past Edits
The CAO is likely to announce the schedule for the trial run along the Punalur -Edamon and Aryankavu-Shenkottail line after holding meeting with senior officials and project contractors
Thenmala: The Railways’ Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) will review the ongoing gauge conversion works along the Punalur-Sengottai route on Friday. The CAO is likely to announce the schedule for the trial run along the Punalur -Edamon and Aryankavu-Shenkottail line after holding meeting with senior officials and project contractors. The works on this sections have been completed. He will also examine the progress of works of the new tunnel at Thenmala. This is the second-longest (200 meters) tunnel in the state after Aryankavu tunnel (1 km).   The CAO is also likely to discuss the
dates for starting regular train services along the route. As per the earlier schedule, it was decided to take a trial run in December and start services on March 31, 2017.

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Oct 14 2016 (20:32)
Foamer~   1230 blog posts
Re# 2023388-4            Tags   Past Edits
No not that.
I used it as an idiom.
I meant SR has become like SWR in terms of taking a long time to introduce new services on new lines giving some or
the other reason. Like SWR taking long time in finishing KTY-HPT.
On finished lines like Ginigera-Gangavathi, Rayadurgam-Kalyanadurgam : no introduction of services giving an assortment of excuses.

Oct 17 2016 (19:39)
Dinesh Gada   661 blog posts   4 correct pred (44% accurate)
Re# 2023388-5            Tags   Past Edits
Don't worry even I am deadly against SWR for Karnataka. Unko SBC ke siva kuch nahin dikhta bhain. In andhe logon aur behre logon ko kya dikhaye aur kya sunae. Koi nahin sunne waala. Mujhe Mysore se Bidar jaane mein pura 1 din lag jaata tha both of them being in same state. Isse jyada main aur kya kahoon. agar GR division bana to use SCR ko dena chahiye. Agar SWRmein gaya to GR ka satyanash kardega SWR.

Oct 17 2016 (20:00)
Foamer~   1230 blog posts
Re# 2023388-6            Tags   Past Edits
Yes true.
Been to Bidar many times. The Bidar- Gulbarga road is good. But the Gulbarga-Ballari road is horrible.
I read GoK is developing that Gulbarga-Ballari-Srirangapatna road as 4 lane. Read the ad recently in papers.
is very slow. Glacial speed!!!
But since elections are nearing some progress is bound to take place for Bidar:
By March these things will happen:
1. New pitline, stabling line at Bidar.
2. Bidar-SBC new train on new line.
3. 2-3 DEMUs on Bidar-Kalaburagi line. Maybe a passenger from GR to SC thru Bidar.
4. Keeping eyes on Karnataka - Punjab elections, and Bidar being a pilgrim site for sikhs, one sikh devotee I met at Bidar station said they may introdue a weekly from Punjab, probably Amritsar. This is unlikely, I said. But the sheer number of sikh pilgrims who travel between Nanded and Bidar may force them, he believed.

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Oct 18 2016 (09:29)
skumarvkulkarni~   1647 blog posts
Re# 2023388-10            Tags   Past Edits
sahi bole janab agar if gulbarga is transferred to SWR it will be heights of nightmare for sure.. currently its struck between devil and deep sea... only hope is SCR for entire Hyderabad Karnataka region under one zone that is SCR

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Oct 18 2016 (13:41)
Dinesh Gada   661 blog posts   4 correct pred (44% accurate)
Re# 2023388-12            Tags   Past Edits
Agar GR division bana to SWR ko bilkul transfer nahin karna chahiye nahin to GR ko division status hi mat do.
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