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General Travel
Mar 07 2017 (11:07)  

ravaljain   14 blog posts   29 correct pred (59% accurate)
Entry# 2188707            Tags   Past Edits
I was traveling from Ujjain to Bangalore in Jaipur-Mysore Express and this is what I caught in the Journey.
12976 being hauled by KZJ WDG4 twins from KCG-MYS
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Oct 03 2016 (12:44)   Eyebrows raised as no Ngp halt for Delhi-Yeshwantpur Duronto - Times of India

Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   36114 news posts
Entry# 2110295   News Entry# 282012         Tags   Past Edits
Nagpur: Call it an oversight or goof-up on part of the Indian Railways. The move to refuse a commercial stop to 12213/12214 Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Yeshwatpur Duronto Express at Nagpur has sent many passengers fuming.
When Durontos were started in 2009 by then railway minister Mamata Banerjee, these were non-stop trains between two metro cities with only technical stoppages at some stations.
However, from January 1, 2016, Railway Board converted all technical halts of Duronto trains into commercial halts, and passengers who were earlier not allowed to travel from technical halts, were issued tickets
for further destinations.
Nagpur being centrally located, Durontos from Howrah-Mumbai-Howrah, Howrah-Pune-Howrah, Chennai-Delhi-Chennai and Nizamuddin-Secunderabad-Nizamuddin pass through Nagpur. All these trains have commercial stops at Nagpur. Interestingly, Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Yeshwantpur, which operates once a week, has still not been converted into a commercial halt.
“This seems to be a big blunder on part of the railway administration. Even a small satellite station like Habibganj near Bhopal and Jhansi have been granted commercial halts for Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Yeshwantpur but major station like Nagpur has been skipped,” says Ajay Gajbhiye, a regular traveller and analyst.
Surprisingly, the Nagpur Central Railway has granted commercial stoppage to Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Yeshwantpur at Ballarshah, a station smaller than Nagpur, from October 1. Why it skipped Nagpur is not known. Besides, 20 other mail/express and Rajdhani trains will have commercial stop at Ballarshah.
Gajbhiye says the goof-up on part of railways has deprived Nagpurians a train to Delhi and Bangalore, much frequented throughout the year.
“Moreover, timings of the Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Yashwantpur are convenient as the trains reaches Delhi and Bangalore in the morning. Why should passengers be deprived of this train, especially when all other Durontos have been provided commercial stops at Nagpur,” asks Gajbhiye.
Central Railway Senior Divisional Manager (SrDCM) KK Mishra said, “I’m really surprised. Actually, the proposal was supposed to be sent by the South Western Railway zone, from where the train belongs. I will inform this to the respective division.”

Dec 30 2016 (12:32)
ravaljain   14 blog posts   29 correct pred (59% accurate)
Re# 2110295-1            Tags   Past Edits
I definitely agree with this post. Even I am a frequent traveller on this route and I was astonished so see that BPQ has been converted into a commercial halt against NGP. I don't understand what strategy does the Indian Railways have in its mind. I suppose NGP would be a better commercial halt than BPQ as NGP provides more connectivity of trains if you have to travel towards HWH and CSTM , if you're travelling from Bangalore. I hope the Indian Railways reconsiders the matter.
Regards : Raval Jain
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Jul 10 2014 (03:55)   22692/Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin - KSR Bengaluru City Rajdhani Express

Koushik   20 blog posts   26 correct pred (70% accurate)
Entry# 1159434            Tags   Past Edits
Takes too much time to travel between Secunderabad and Bangalore City Jn.
Time taken can be considerably reduced between SC and SBC.

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Aug 29 2015 (16:00)
ravaljain   14 blog posts   29 correct pred (59% accurate)
Re# 1159434-2            Tags   Past Edits
When would that happen ?

Jul 17 2016 (14:53)
Prometh Suresh~   180 blog posts   257 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1159434-3            Tags   Past Edits
Electrification b/w SBC-DMM is commissioned and thrown open for traffic and doubling is progressing fast
May 30 2015 (15:01)  

ravaljain   14 blog posts   29 correct pred (59% accurate)
Entry# 1492490            Tags   Past Edits
Railways building coaches that can run upto 200kmph!

May 30 2015 (15:50)
Guest: 4957fffe   show all posts
Re# 1492490-1            Tags   Past Edits
Yup but will have an average speed of not more than 60 kmph... :-P

May 30 2015 (15:53)
GSD   2816 blog posts   20231 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1492490-2            Tags   Past Edits
130 pe chala lo pehle, tracks ko bhi itna support karna chahye, existing train ko h ontime chalaye to thk hai....

May 30 2015 (15:54)
Guest: 7a4f2421   show all posts
Re# 1492490-3            Tags   Past Edits
No use, 130 kmph ke liye to staff hai hi nahi. 200 kmph ka majak kar rahe hai.
Moreover LHB coaches can run upto 200 kmph
Travel Question
May 22 2015 (22:06)   12213/Yesvantpur - Delhi Sarai Rohilla AC Duronto Express | BPL/Bhopal Junction (6 PFs)

ravaljain   14 blog posts   29 correct pred (59% accurate)
Entry# 1480805            Tags   Past Edits
Does this train have a technical halt in BPL ?

May 22 2015 (22:36)
BMTIR*^~   21290 blog posts   7424 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 1480805-1            Tags   Past Edits
Doesnt have- Personally experienced by uncle- sees a thorough clearance

May 22 2015 (22:50)
विश्व नाथ*^   16774 blog posts   268 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1480805-2            Tags   Past Edits
Evening Brunch, Dinner etc are loaded here.

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Travel Question
May 22 2015 (21:00)   82651/Yesvantpur - Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Suvidha Express

ravaljain   14 blog posts   29 correct pred (59% accurate)
Entry# 1480733            Tags   Past Edits
Does this train have a technical halt at BPL ?

May 22 2015 (21:02)
यन्त्रविन्यासYantravinyas   19614 blog posts   427 correct pred (89% accurate)
Re# 1480733-1            Tags   Past Edits
it should have either at ET or BPL
Travellers can confirm
Thank You
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Rail Fanning
May 19 2015 (17:19)   12612/Hazrat Nizamuddin - Chennai Central Garibrath Express

ravaljain   14 blog posts   29 correct pred (59% accurate)
Entry# 1475699            Tags   Past Edits
Travelled in this train from NGP-MAS and had a very good experience! the only drawback of this train is that though they have removed the SMBs, they havent lowered the height of the SUBs which is very uncomfortable for tall people. but some bogiees are like normal 3A s and the train is clean and gives a peaceful and a comfortable journey..
Travel Question
May 07 2015 (14:55)   22692/Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin - KSR Bengaluru City Rajdhani Express

ravaljain   14 blog posts   29 correct pred (59% accurate)
Entry# 1458633            Tags   Past Edits
can we travel in this train holding a WL ticket or will the WL 17 get confirmed from NGP-SBC ? for 12th may 2015 ?

May 07 2015 (14:59)
Paurav Shah~   13516 blog posts   26 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1458633-1            Tags   Past Edits
You cannot travel with a WL ticket in a reserved coach. WL17 has a good chance of going into RAC if not confirm.

May 07 2015 (15:06)
SRG*^~   35394 blog posts   163155 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1458633-2            Tags   Past Edits
You cannot travel with WL ticket if it doesn't get CNF...

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May 07 2015 (15:09)
Maniaco*^~   2387 blog posts   223891 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1458633-4            Tags   Past Edits
Looks like, You are holding a WL ticket in Rajdhani.. Strictly No No.. Don't even think of getting into Rajdhani's with a WL ticket.

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May 07 2015 (15:12)
✿✿Lets Fight Corruption in Indian Railways✿✿   1356 blog posts   127 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1458633-6            Tags   Past Edits
it mat get confirm easily at time of charting if its in AC3

May 07 2015 (15:26)
ravaljain   14 blog posts   29 correct pred (59% accurate)
Re# 1458633-7            Tags   Past Edits
yes it is in 3A and the GNWL is 54 from NZM so can RLWL 17 get confirmed in 3A
Info Update
Apr 06 2015 (20:07)   12251/Wainganga SF Express

ravaljain   14 blog posts   29 correct pred (59% accurate)
Entry# 1420307            Tags   Past Edits
I heard that this train is being augumented temporarily with one more 3A coach which is actually good. They could have made it permanent or add a 2 tier cum 3 tier coach (AB) on a permanent basis !!!
Train Tip
Jan 15 2015 (02:47)   22686/Chandigarh - Yesvantpur Karnataka Sampark Kranti Express

Abhishek P Vats*^~   3960 blog posts   1815 correct pred (93% accurate)
Entry# 1340417            Tags   Past Edits
A1 coach of this train is AC Three Tier....
I was confused..where is 2 tier...
So aaplog confuse na hona...

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Apr 06 2015 (19:59)
ravaljain   14 blog posts   29 correct pred (59% accurate)
Re# 1340417-3            Tags   Past Edits
once this happened with me while travelling in #12649 . they had put a 3A coach in the name of A1 saying that they didnot have 2A coaches !

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