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    This is to notify all members that hereafter, topics on the subject of "Train xyz Running Empty ... # Seats Vacant ..." will be PROMPTLY DELETED. . Members of IRI need not worry themselves and lose sleep over "IR making losses". IR will take care of it. IR is, in all probability, monitoring their...
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    -@all: There's been this recent concern raised by many about the so-called "race blogs", and how they are congesting the Forum. As per our long-standing policy, members are allowed to blog freely, so long as their posts are not offensive or of a repetitive spam nature. . Accordingly, the following changes are being...
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    Some new features have been introduced: #siteannouncement . Blogs: 1. Multiple Train & Station tags can be added to each Blog Entry as well as each Blog Reply within the Blog Entry. The "Tags" link within each Blog Entry/Reply will show the list of Train/Station Tags. . 2. The Forum submenu within the Train &...
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PKV**   17103 blog posts   32 correct pred (73% accurate)  
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In the circumstances, I have chosen discretion as the better part of valour and opted for mundane and stereotyped posts like " Wish XYZ a happy birthday ", "," Wish ABC a happy journey " etc
" Wish ABC a happy journey " etc
Back to the pavilion after a SHORT but SWEET week-long trip to Ajmer, Khatu Shyam, Salasar, Udaipur and Delhi. Returned this morning to Kolkata by 12302 NDLS-Howrah Rajdhani Exp.
Lots of interesting trips, exciting train journeys, a good number of memorable events etc. which in normal circumstances, I would have been itching to share with all of you at IRI. But alas the zeal and urge to elaborate on the vivid details of my experiences are conspicuous by their absence.The fire in my belly stands extinguished once and for all. But why ?
Well, for one, IRI is no longer, at least in my reckoning, a forum conducive for all that. Trip reports, journey narratives are now passe. The trendy flavours of the season are presently RACE BLOGS (some of them cleverly
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disguised as general travel ), MEME MELAS , ZONE WARS and more saucy items of interest.
Secondly, the apprehension that any post could well be greeted with a volley of queries like " What is the purpose of this post, " Why has this been posted in the general forum instead of the admin forum or vice versa " , " Is this post not tantamount to a violation of site policy " etc. etc. The inevitable outcome of summary deletion or premature archival appears to be ominously predictable.
In the circumstances, I have chosen discretion as the better part of valour and opted for mundane and stereotyped posts like " Wish XYZ a happy birthday "," Wish ABC a happy journey " etc. and not waste my time & more importantly other members' time with longer posts of any substance. Going forward that, to me, occurs to be the safest course of action keeping in view the changed scenario.

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tiwarigp74*   1530 blog posts   16 correct pred (66% accurate)  
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My hunger for your reports are like desert and always have like space and taste very much than meal :-)
VGE sirHope you and your family have enjoyed the trip. My hunger for your reports are like desert and always have space and taste very much than meal :-)
Please convey our best to madam.

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Vaibhav Agarwal*^   1592 blog posts   432 correct pred (93% accurate)  
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No unreserved Passenger shall be booked in Premium Special Trains
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No cancellation/refund are allowed on tickets issued on Dynamic Fares

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Notifications about Timings , Stoppages will be given atleast 16-17 days before
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Premium Special Trains will have a maximum Advance Reservation Period (ARP) of 15 days
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Dynamic Fare will be charged on Confirm/RAC tickets and no waitlisted tickets will be issued
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Catering Charges will be included in Fare
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No concessions are available in these trains
Senior Citizens and Children will be charged Adult Fare
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As booking are available through internet so MODIFICATION/DUPLICATE TICKET/GROUP TICKET/BPT will be allowed
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Current Reservations will be available from Current Reservation Counters of Originating Station after Chart preparation
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If , due to any reason the train gets cancelled or Railways fail to allocate a berth , then full fare will be refunded back
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No cancellation/refund are allowed on tickets issued on Dynamic Fares
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1. Notifications about Timings , Stoppages will be given atleast 16-17 days before
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2. Premium Special Trains will have a maximum Advance Reservation Period (ARP) of 15 days
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5. No unreserved Passenger shall be booked in Premium Special Trains
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7 Only E-Tickets will be issued through IRCTC
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8. As booking are available through internet so MODIFICATION/DUPLICATE TICKET/GROUP TICKET/BPT will be allowed
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9. Current Reservations will be available from Current Reservation Counters of Originating Station after Chart preparation
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10. If , due to any reason the train gets cancelled or Railways fail to allocate a berth , then full fare will be refunded back
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11. No cancellation/refund are allowed on tickets issued on Dynamic Fares

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tiwarigp74*   1530 blog posts   16 correct pred (66% accurate)  
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I think the rules needs to be fairer a bit. It does not suit AAM AADAMI. Few personnel opinion
1) full fare for genuine SCZN and Child is bit unfair. % could be less say 30%?
2) there should not be IR way or highway type of rule, it should include if the train reaches destination delayed by 2 hours full / partial refund of fare else should not call as premium.

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Mohd Arif**   11195 blog posts   1128 correct pred (76% accurate)  
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fully agree with ur point number 2

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once a IRF always a IRF   35413 blog posts   1187 correct pred (72% accurate)  
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dont agree with 1

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Apr 02 (1:09PM)   CPR/Chhapra Junction (6)        
 

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cprsb.jpgCPR/Chhapra Junction.....SB

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Umm city of Bubu Rajender and Vashistha

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Mintu Kumar   69 blog posts     Ph:+919873379298
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Dear and suggest more issues that can be inserted in the said PIL
The said issues must be supported by relevant data and strong reasons in larger interest of public at large
A #PIL will be filed shortly before the concern Court to enforce fundamental and statutory rights of socially and economically weaker class of passengers who used to travel in general class, 2nd seating and sleeper class especially in long route trains and further to stop unjust enrichment by unfair trade practices
Further it will cover inter alia following issues:
1. #huge number of #waitlist tickets
2. #RAC tickets
3. #overcrowding coaches
4. #arbitrary cancelling charge
5. #arbitrary different ARP i.e.10,15, 30 or 60 days
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of relevant rules etc
I have served a notice upon ministry of Railway and Chairman Railway board through speed post besides email. Copy of same is attached herewith.
Expecting views of members and #admin
Dear #Admin and #member suggest more issues that can be inserted in the said PIL. The said issues must be supported by relevant data and strong reasons in larger interest of public at large.

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tiwarigp74*   1530 blog posts   16 correct pred (66% accurate)  
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Please add if appropriate
1 Safety of Poor people getting robbed I trains with no insurance provided by IR
2 Security of girls and women coaches
3 Minimum sanitation and Hygiene expected in fare.

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Mintu Kumar   69 blog posts     Ph:+919873379298
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There is insurance of every rail passenger but extent of risk is confirmed.
Security of girls and women coaches is being taken care by lucknow bench of Allahabad high court in sue-moto PIL
So far as "Minimum sanitation and Hygiene expected in fare" Please elaborate this point with relevant data if possible. By the way this is good point.

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Mar 03 2014 (11:56PM)   12301/Howrah-New Delhi Rajdhani Express (Via Gaya) | HWH/Kolkata Howrah Junction (23)        
 

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img4882.jpgAt 45 - The King's Reign continues...Never ending storms !!!!
From WDM-4 to WAP-7, its been quite a long journey. A journey of speed, power, nostalgia and selflessness passenger service. The journey, rather say the pathway made by our very own Rajababu, ER's King 12301/02 HWH-NDLS Rajdhani Express....
Here is my small tribute to our beloved Rajababu, on his 45 th birthday. All hail respect to ER's undisputed King...
Hope you all enjoy it....

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Mr Bahumik
Bravo, thank you so much for bringing memories back and tears to my eyes.
I am in love with this train from childhood.
Superb video. Good good and good.
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Mar 28 (3:50PM)   Cylinder bombs planted at railway tracks recovered        

Jayashree▪◙▪Amita**   19728 news posts
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Maoists bid to target Rajdhani Express and other important long distance trains was foiled early on Thursday after Bihar police detected cylinder bombs planted near the railway tracks at Deo halt between Gaya and Mughalsarai rail section.
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to have been planted around 1.30 am and it was detected within an hour during search operations by security forces,” said rail SP Upendra Kumar Sinha. Another bomb was recovered near Dharmpur-Natrayan village on Muzaffarpur- Sitamarhi rail section late on Wednesday night after a bomb planted by Maoists went off.
In Gaya, Maoists attacked two mobile towers around 50 kms from the district headquarters ahead of two election rallies by the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

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This is scary, mam.
Rural Terrorism very pity and sad for the people. Still the story of HWH NDLS Rajdhani Exp mishap which resulted in 100s of death is not a lesson enough to learn.
:-(
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Mar 26 (3:23PM)   12079/Bangalore City-Hubli Jan Shatabdi Express | UBL/Hubli Junction (5)        
 

Suraj Prakash   124 blog posts   55 correct pred (69% accurate)     Ph:+918237552575
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Train Tag: Bangalore City-Hubli Jan Shatabdi Express/12079 added by Suraj Prakash/765849
Station Tag: Hubli Junction/UBL added by Suraj Prakash/765849
bangalorehublijanshatabdi.jpgOne of the superstar of single line SWR....
pic courtesy-:sadly my bro who is no more...
dedicated to my brother who died last year in j&k..he was an excellent army man along with,an extraordinary railfan....proud of u bhai..

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Dear Suraj,
My heart goes out to you and your family. A great sacrifice would never be forgotten. A big salute to young man railfan.
In his honour I remember a poem from WW 1 phase.
In Flanders fields
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
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We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
John McCrae (1872–1918)

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d2632.jpgCurtains to be removed (excluding windows) in 3A !

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Suggest there should not be seat / berths etc. there could be only a floor and people need to BYO chatai for siting and sleeping. Very safe fire can be noticed very quickly. :-)
What a good proposal to remove curtains in the name of safety more than women security. Commendable

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haaha, even MP , MLA TRAVELLING IN RAJDHANI EXP /SHATABDI . SHOULD FOLLOW THE SAME FIRST , THEN PASSENGERS

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Soumitra I liked the song very much and had to sing on my first day at uni as part of moderate ragging.
In the same token EK shayar ne faramaya hai
"Quote"
Chahat Ke Parde Mein Nafrat Hai Mumkin
To Nafrat Ke Parde Mein Chahat Bhi Hogi
Agar Koi Khafa Hota Hai Tumhe Apna Samjhkar
To Usko Tumse Mohabbat Bhi Hogi
"Unquote"
A similar modern song I come across which fits also.
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Pardewaali Baat Parde Mein Rehane Do‘ song from hindi movie ‘Marega Salaa (2009)'.
Enjoy :-)
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For those who were unable to read a news item:
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The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has ordered an investigation against Indian Railways and its arm IRCTC for alleged unfair practices related to compulsory sale of food to travellers on some trains and ticket booking.
This is the second major probe by the fair trade watchdog against a central government enterprise, after Coal India.
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Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC).
The probe would also look into the possible role of individuals related to the matter.
"The Commission is of the opinion that prima facie, a case of contravention of the provisions of the (Competition) Act is made out against IR (Indian Railways) and IRCTC," the watchdog said in an order made public today.
Passengers being compulsory charged for catering facility on the Rajdhani and other trains, as well as alleged unfair conditions in the sale of Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duranto catering and travel services "prima facie" appear to be violating competition norms, CCI said.
Besides, levying premium charges for calls made to 139, which is the railway enquiry service, restricting the services of agents authorised by IRCTC, among others, have also come under the scanner.
"Service charge imposed on e-tickets being non-refundable even if the passenger needed to cancel the ticket; e-wallet scheme with unreasonable conditions appear to be some of their conducts" which have also been found to be prima facie in violation of competition rules.
As per the order dated February 28, the Commission has asked its Director General (DG) to carry out a detailed probe into the matter.
The DG would also look at the role, if any, of persons in these entities who were responsible for the conduct of the businesses.
"Transportation of passenger through railway in India" appears to be the relevant market in the present case, the order said.
Such a market would also include the ancillary segment like ticketing, catering on board and platform facilities, among others, it added.
The allegations of the three complainants essentially relate to the conduct of Indian Railways with respect to the services provided by its subsidiary IRCTC.
source: click here

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tiwarigp74*   1530 blog posts   16 correct pred (66% accurate)  
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Hope this enquiry I'd would be carried out in time bound manner and conclusive
Thanks Goyal sir for posting news.
I have also made complain to CCI for one of malpractice issue by IRCTC. Will disclose once I hear from authorities.
Hope this enquiry would be carried out in time bound manner and conclusive.

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Singlas   82 blog posts  
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Sir, you have rightly stated. But there have been one or two admins who always try to disrupt the forum. Any information anywhere must be welcomed, if it is useful to the passengers.
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भारतीय लोहपथ गामिनी संदेश में प्रथम बार पेश है उतरजवाब की पाठशाला पेश है
भारत के पहले रेल मंतरी कौन थे

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tiwarigp74*   1530 blog posts   16 correct pred (66% accurate)  
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Question also should be how many:-)
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