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Feb 22 (2:24PM)   Safety issues may scuttle govt plans for Kashmir bridge        

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In a jolt to the ambitious project of building the world's highest mega-arch bridge on Chenab on the long-pending rail link to the Kashmir valley, an official committee headed by E Sreedharan has expressed "serious reservations on the safety and stability of this bridge".
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In its report submitted to railway minister Suresh Prabhu on February 4, the four-member committee unanimously said that "on this score alone, we are unable to endorse" the critical section across the Himalayan barrier from Katra to Banihal leading to Kashmir.
Though it was touted as a "signature bridge" for what was declared in 2002 by the then Prime Minister A B Vajpayee as a "national project", the committee gave eight reasons for holding that the safety factor of the 359-metre high bridge was "inadequate". The 31-page report, a copy of which is with TOI, underscores the dangers posed to the mega-arch bridge by earthquakes, landslides and the proximity to the line of control.
"If this bridge is damaged, its restoration will take five to six years minimum," the committee observed. "As a result, the link to Kashmir Valley may remain disrupted for years together". This damning expert opinion comes at a time when railway engineers have not been able to start constructing even the foundation of the mega-arch.
The unviability of the mega-arch is a major reason why the Katra-Banihal section, originally due to be executed by 2007, is nowhere near completion even after Rs 4,000 crore has so far been spent. The committee, therefore, recommended the scrapping of the present alignment of 126km between Katra and Banihal, skirting along the mountain slopes and geological fault lines.
The alternative it suggested is a shorter and straighter alignment of 70km cutting through the mountain ranges, shifting the location of the Chenab bridge from the gorge to the floor of the valley and thereby reducing its height from 359 metres to 120 metres.
Designed by railways' chief engineer Alok Verma, the alternative alignment "cutting across mountain ranges and folds at right angles or near right angles and tucked deep into the mountains away from dangerous slopes," the committee said, "is the right solution".
The committee went on to say that this steeper gradient alignment was "undoubtedly superior" on considerations of "constructability, stability, survivability, safety in train operations, quick and easy evacuation of passengers from tunnels, saving in travel time, more capacity, etc."
Though the practicability of Verma's alignment was being questioned by the engineers engaged in the project, the committee found it to be "a practical and adoptable alignment, which could set the trend for similar railway projects being contemplated by the government in the Himalayan region". It added that "the new proposed line can be constructed faster and possibly at a lesser cost than what it would take for the balance works on the existing alignment to be completed".
In a stinging indictment of the railway board, the Sreedharan committee said that if "the present pattern and style of implementation is followed", the project already delayed by eight years would not be completed "by any stretch of imagination" in another eight years. It said that "if the government wants to complete the project early, the present system and style of construction management will have to be changed".
Accordingly, the committee recommended that the execution of the new alignment be "entrusted to a dedicated, fully government-owned company" which can take decisions on its own without any reference to the railway board. Without mentioning Sreedharan's association with Konkan Railway, the committee recalled that a similar set up had been successfully tried for executing the project along the Western Ghats.

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I am amazed with the report vindicate reason for brain drain from India. Red tape, politicians, corruption make execution of any Gov project costly over budget and delay to create opportunity for black money. Pity :(
  
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Travel Tip: Never sleep after Dhanbad when your train is passing through stations like Bholldih, Nimiaghat, Garaaru, Guraru, Paraiya, Gujhandi, Dilwa, Gurpa, Paharpur, Manpur, Dehri-On-Sone, Sasaram and Babhua Road since these areas are well-known for insurgency and robberies on trains
thanks!!!

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Travel Tip: Never sleep after Dhanbad when your train is passing through stations like Bholldih, Nimiaghat, Guraru, Paraiya, Gujhandi, Dilwa, Gurpa, Paharpur, Manpur, Dehri-On-Sone, Sasaram and Babhua Road since these areas are well-known for insurgency and robberies on trains. Kindly stay vigilant during sleep mode also when your train passes through these stations after Sunset... thanks!!!

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Nice tips sir.
I have seen number of incidents including our luggage vanish from underneath the berth between Patna and MGS whils traveling in 7Up now it's 3007up Toofan Express. At least our life is safe for sure. We all incl me my parents and brothers slept after dinner and found three luggage missing when wake up at outer MGS. This has happened long time a go when we couldn't afford AC tickets. SL class is no safe for travel with sleep.

  
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It's Jaan bachi toh lakho paye.... all we passengers are so helpless... no Human Rights for us but goons are asked if they want to get identified by the witnesses during an identification parade or not... we need a Gundaraj mukt Bharat and Bharatiye Rail :-o

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18 ZPT: Spring—loaded switch used to raise/lower pantograph pantograph(This Key is also used to activate Driver's cab if BL key is not present in Panel A)
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Feb 11 2015 (5:19PM)
18 ZPT:To ZPT: Spring—loaded switch used to raise/lower pantograph
19 BL: The Key key switch is - used Activation to of activate Driver’s the cab cab;
20 LSCE: lights up to indicate excess temperature in machine room
20 LSCE: Lamp, amber - used to indicate excess temperature in machine room

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Feb 11 2015 (5:03PM)
5 LSDJ:To indicate status of Main Circuit Breaker(Also Breaker which is also Known as VCB or Vacuum Circuit Breaker) Breaker
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Feb 11 2015 (5:02PM)
5 LSDJ:To indicate status of Main Circuit Breaker; Breaker(Also Known as VCB or Vacuum Circuit Breaker)
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Feb 11 2015 (4:52PM)
1 UBA UBA: Voltmeter Battery voltage
2 U U: Voltmeter Catenary voltage
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Feb 11 2015 (4:46PM)
Special Courtesy and hearty thanks to Mr Abhishek Nair and Mr Khalid Kagzi for presenting the "Panel A" of WAP 7 so Vividly vividly to us
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Feb 11 2015 (4:46PM)
The "Panel A" of a "WAP 7" Locomotive consists of the following:
Detailed View of "Panel A" of a "WAP 7" Locomotive
The "Panel A" of a "WAP 7" Locomotive consists of the following:
1 UBA: Voltmeter Battery voltage
2 U: Voltmeter Catenary voltage
3 BOGIE 1 TE/BE meter - Traction / braking effort, bogie 1
4 BOGIE 2 TE/BE meter - Traction / braking effort, bogie 2
5 LSDJ:To indicate status of Main Circuit Breaker which is also Known as VCB or Vacuum Circuit Breaker
6 LSHO:Lit if the Hotel load contactor is closed and the
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loco is supplying power to the train;
7 LSP:To indicate wheel slipping/skidding;
8 LSAF:To indicate excess air-flow in brake-pipe;
9 LSVW:To indicate vigilance warning-lights up if the vigilance conditions are not met in the stipulated time(60 seconds);
10 BPVR:Push-button vigilance reset;
11 BPPB:Push-button parking brake;
12 BPCS:Push-button Constant-speed control;
13 ZBAN:To enable banking mode(isolates the train brake system in banking loco);
14 ZTEL:Tractive Effort Limitation:limits the maximum tractive/braking effort of the loco on vulnerable tracks like bridges;
15 BLHO:To close hotel load contactor and start supplying power to the train;
16 BLCP:To start compressors;
17 BLDJ:To close/open DJ;
18 ZPT: Spring—loaded switch used to raise/lower pantograph(This Key is also used to activate Driver's cab if BL key is not present in Panel A)
19 BL: Key switch - Activation of Driver’s cab.
20 LSCE: Lamp, amber - used to indicate excess temperature in machine room.
21 Emergency Stop button is self-explanatory.(red - Emergency stop)
All these 21 buttons of "Panel- A" can be found in the First Attached Image which is posted at IRFCA by a member Mr Abhishek Nair on 13.07.2009
Special Courtesy and hearty thanks to Mr Abhishek Nair and Mr Khalid Kagzi for presenting the "Panel A" of WAP 7 so vividly to us.
2 Machine Room of a WAP 7
Special Courtesy and hearty thanks to IRFCA Member Mr Sundar Mukherjee to present the "Machine Room" of a WAP 7 so vividly to us.
Brief Synopsis about the machine room:
There is a narrow passage in the middle of the "Machine Room" which is used by the "Loco Pilots" to change their cabin that is cabin 1 to cabin 2 or vice versa according to the direction of the movement of the locomotive. There is two cubicle in the machine room situated both the side of the narrow passage in the middle. One is known as Machine Room Cubicle 1 or HB1 another is known as Machine Room Cubicle 2 or HB2.
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1Detailed View of "Panel A" of a "WAP 7" Locomotive
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2 Machine Room of a WAP 7
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Very informative technical info. Is there a fire safety inside the cabin / engine room such as auto firm alam / suppression ?

  
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I think there is definitely Fire Alarm Inside the Cabin of the Loco.
Better you please download the "PDF Document" attached with Re #1366636- 3. It is a "Handbook of 3 Phase Locomotive". You can know all "Technical Details" of WAP 5, WAP 7 and WAG 9 from this PDF Document consisting of 103 Pages.
  
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Feb 10 (3:54PM)   RCF/Kapurthala Rail Coach Factory (1 PFs)        

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To Continued be here continued :
I know it is late, but it is time, I pen down my experiences. I will post this on my site www.pixeltrailz.com , but being an IRI initiated adventure, the preview starts here
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It was a moonlit night in old Mexico. I walked alone between some old Adobe haciendas. Suddenly, I heard the plaintive cry of a young Mexican girl. That's how Pat Boone starts off his Speedy Gonzales and has nothing to do with this recollection of mine.
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It was indeed a moonlit night and a good night's rest was in the beckoning. I took my little monkeys to bed to quickly get them to sleep so that I can indulge
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in a little bit of "me" time before I wind up for the day. Just as my heavy eyelids was desperately trying to outbulge my eyes to send me to paradise, I heard that distinctive beep of someone pinging me on Facebook. It is a cardinal sin not to check and go to sleep, lest the demons unleash the lousiest dreams on the planet. I have a message waiting for my droopy eyes. "Let me offer you a deal. A visit to RCF, Kapurthala. Does it excite you ? Received permission to visit the factory on 17th October 2013. So if you are interested, I will add your name on". Before I rant on, let me emphasize, why this is a BIG thing. First, I am a rail enthusiast and a visit to manufacturing facility where the passenger coaches are manufactured is a dream. Second, getting permission to visit a Central Governnment owned research and development manufacturing unit is not something you get everyday in India. You need to pull a lot of strings to get this done. Needless to say, I am super excited and still not sure if the actual journey, factory visit, a personal trip after a while or something else which is making my adrenaline hit the roof.
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The First Night - 14-Oct-2013
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I have never travelled in "The Rajdhani Express" (To be referred as the RAJ henceforth) and excitement of travelling in one of the better Rajdhani Expresses in its LHB avatar was making the day crawl ever so slowly. Packing for a single travelling male is just a 10 minute exercise and inspite of an extended one hour relaxed packing schedule, time seems to have come to a complete standstill. As the clock slowly crawls past 5PM, I bid my goodbyes and embark on an exciting trip ahead. Bangalore roads were empty due to holiday season and the short trip to the railway station was much quicker than anticipated. I boarded the BWT passenger at WFD and had PK joining me at KJM and reached SBC close to an hour and half before departure. With a full 90 minutes to kill before departure, I decided to indulge in a short pre dinner roadside junk , which on hindsight, would turn out to be one of the better decisions we made. Back inside SBC, we meet Mrs & Mr PKV waiting for us. PKV was dressed for a hiking trip :) and sporting a young early 40's look !!! As the rake enters the platform, the non-descript and dull platform suddenly barges to life. For some reason, which I am still yet to comprehend, I just fail to understand the urgency with which the passengers board the train. It is not as if it will pull out ahead of schedule when everyone boards. Anyway we gave way for all those busy bees who wanted to reach the Capital a bit earlier than us, settled our luggage inside and got ready for a small photo shoot. The loco HAS to be shot and framed. So off we go, shoot the LOCO and a few otherwise useless shots and before we knew it, we were all set for departure. Boarded the train, got our tickets checked and settled for the Great Rajdhani Dining experience.
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Dinner in RAJ is a sight to behold. Just as we settle down, our designated pantry attendant stacks the dinner right next to the doorways and vestibules. My assumption on this bizarre maneuver was that he was trying to be efficient, however as the dinner progressed, it was clear that he did not want the passengers any way to escape this exclusive gourmet. Water bottles were nearly thrown at you, soupsticks slided on a not so sparkling plastic red plate, A red piping hot liquid, which we later came to know as tomato soup was slided efficiently across. Now that the starter was served, it was finished ever so quickly as we did not intend to savour the taste for a longer time. Sarcasm apart, we finished it quickly because thats all it takes to gulp two tablespoons of soup. Now comes the main course. 3 Chapathis each the size of a standard Indian Idli, A Paneer curry which sent us on a leather hunt for the paneer and 4 tablespoons of rice, which was, well let's just leave it at that. A request was yoghurt / code was promptly served with a red blazing stare and followed by a small cup of white liquid 30 minutes later. The dessert was a surprise. We were served Baskin Robbins smallest cup of Vanilla ice-cream. It was honestly as vanilla as it could be, but I could already hear a few passengers complaining that they did not want a milkshake for dessert. Now that the Liliputtans were served dinner, the passengers decided to settle down gradually for what is going to be a good 30 hours of the RAJ experience, albeit with a grumbling stomach.
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Well sir when are you free I want some English lessons. I know only in Hindi
Kay Kahan Appki Lekhani Ko, Char Chand Lagadiye IRI Forum ke :)

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Sirjee, please mujhe itna mahaan mat banaiye. I just post in a language, I am most comfortable with. Thats all :) Thanks for your generous compliments

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Hi All,
Sorry for the delay in Trip report. Without much fuss, I will start off.
Report Part - I
I have traveled to Kolkata on 9th Jan, in 02509(BNC-KYQ PREM). It was a good journey throughout as I have made a detailed trip report.
Now it was the time to return to workplace. So my Doj was 17th Jan, in 12863.

I reached HWH at nearly 8pm. The train was already pulled into PF22 by a HWH WDM. I was berthed at B4,32 (SU). I realized the CC has increased as
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compared to the last time I travelled in it. Kept my luggage under the berth, checked around passengers travelling in my coupe. a family of 4 travelling to KPD for medical reasons, 2 berths were alloted from KGP to YPR, I had the Side Upper, and the Side lower was in RAC having a couple.
The coach was nice, neat and clean, but curtains were missing. Charging points were working in alternate coupes. I got down and waited with my Dad and a friend. We were having conversation and I had an eye on the clock. It was past 8.40pm, but still no signs of proceed signal. At 8.50pm, the signal went yellow and the Loco pushed out. I didn't hear any honk, may be because my coach was at the fag end and HWH being a busy terminal, you may lost it in the hustling and bustling. I bade goodbye to my dad and friend, and footplated, till we went out of the PF and started moving further left of the Coach Yard. I came inside, with a heavy heart as this was a very short trip of 7 days after almost 1year.
Anyways, decided to check the washrooms, they were clean, liquid soaps were placed beside the washbasins, all the taps working fine. So initial check was done. Came back to seat. Since my Side lower was RAC, so no chance of sitting there. I sat on the lower berth on the other side. TTE came in, checked the tickets, then I realised that the couple in SLower, was actually brother-sister :)
They kept on chatting with the TTE to get a confirm seat, the TTE informed that for that night a person can go and sleep at berth no. 51 or 53, exactly I dont remember the seat. Soon after the train left MCA, i climbed up and started to have my dinner I bought from home. It was lovely, delicious, "Maa k haath ka khaana". Meanwhile, yes, the train was rollicking ahead with good speed. The Attendant came and took the order for breakfast the next morning. By the time we reached KGP, I had finished my dinner and then the final 2 passengers arrived in the adjoining coupe. A family of 2. We were doing almost on time running. May be a 2-3 mins late. I kept standing on the door and we sped past Hijili but since it was pitch dark and also cold outside. i returned to my berth. Prepared my bed. The bedsheets provided were clean, stainless. I finally retired to my bed around 11.15pm.
Next morning woke up, by the sound of the pantry guy serving breakfast and tea. I peeped at my watch , it showed 9.00am. I was like Ok, I have slept a lot. Freshened up and we reached VZM exactly on time. The OBHS were working continuously to keep the coach clean from rodents and dirt. I thought of going ahead and check the loco, but dropped the idea as it was too far. So when the LP gave a long honk, I boarded back, and came to my seat and finished my breakfast (4 breadslices, butter chiplets: 2 nos, Omlette, Veg Cutlet, Ketchup sachet) and a cup of tea. breakfast around Rs. 35 and tea as usual Rs.10. Then i went to door and kept standing to watch the action from P4. We were storming ahead brushing past all the stations enroute and at 10.10am we reached VSKP outer. We were greeted by DHN-ALP Express moving out of VSKP. We crawled our way towards the PF. And Bang on 10.25am, we stopped. The PF wore a deserted look, i felt somehow. The SL coaches were full upto brim. At VSKP, I had good chance to walk around and stretch a bit. Since the CC gets reversed, I was eager to see the Loco which was to be coupled. It was a LGD P4 which was designated for the remaining journey. After a 25mins stop, we were given the proceed signal and this time the shrill honk was more that audible. loved that honk, and we lurched ahead out of VSKP. i kept standing at the door, not even bothered of going back to my seat. The RAC guy already asked me if he sleep on the side upper berth of mine. I told him to make himself comfortable. The P4, after leaving VSKP, did not blast but kept coasting through out. it was indeed the highlights of the journey from VSKP till the next morning, that we really didn't sped past, it was all about coasting. We stopped at Thadi where we crossed 12840 MAS HWH Mail. It was getting more dusty as we moved ahead towards SLO. By the time it was 12pm, when the Pantry guy came and asked for Veg or Non Veg meal. I placed an order for NonVeg meal and asked when he will be serving. He replied by another 30 mins, so I still had good 30mins to enjoy the journey from the door. Somehow time flew by and just before Pithapuram we crossed the counterpart 12864 YPR-Hwh Exp. We reached SLO at 1.05pm. By the time lunch was served. I enjoyed the lunch provided, (Chicken Curry, Rice, Veg Curry, Dal, pickle and papad). It was real nice stuff. This is another reason I like travelling in this train because of the food they serve, apart from the TT. It's tasty and fresh. I kept sitting in the Side Lower and took a nap for around 2 hrs or so. When I woke up, I found we were crawlingl. I came out, washed my face, opened the door, only to found that we reached BZA before time as it was then 4.30pm.
DEMU's passed by. At 4.45pm, we pulled in to PF1 of BZA. I got down, had a glass of juice, purchased a soft drink bottle and a pair of bananas. Cleaning was going on as usual. Water refilling were done wherein needed. Sharp at 5pm, the LP blared with long honk and we were ready for the onward journey.
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Good detailed rep. Waiting for next what
  
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Feb 07 (2:44PM)   12301/Howrah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Gaya) (PT) | HWH/Kolkata Howrah Junction (23 PFs)        

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Refreshments provided yesterday. Taste & quality of food are far far low, compared to 12259 Duronto Exp. Luckily got the fish option in non-veg. Interior was superb. Even different color blinking lights were provided on the paintings on corridor wall. Toilets were perfectly clean, contained properly concentrated liquid soap, used the "bathroom" with Luke warm water bathing.
Just 5 seconds after the departure of the train from Howrah, a policeman came to our cabin & pulled the chain. He told some one has fallen while trying to get into the train in running condition. Later we came to know, the police party got some special permission to make this prestigious train stop & that too after boarding in 1A (they had 2A tickets). Finally technical people came to my cabin & repaired the necessary button. Today it reached 45
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mins late in NDLS. It got stopped before & after Tundla several times. Refer PNR Entry no /blog/post/1319698

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Nice report Sir
I also have same opinion about food. The standard has fallen what use to in 1AC ��
  
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Feb 02 (5:51PM)   12313/Sealdah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express (PT)        

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A travel spanning a mere 156 146 MNS mns for a distance of 210 kms from Sealdah to Asansol
Good evening ladies and gentlemen . This is PKV reporting live from on board 12313 Sealdah New Delhi Rajdhani Express .Undertaking one of the shortest journies possible in IR's most prestigious class of trains . A travel spanning a mere 146 mns for a distance of 210 kms from Sealdah to Asansol . The train departed dot on time and we were welcomed with a namaste along with nimbu paani . The allotted pantry staff kindly enquired of me as to what I prefer for dinner.A case of being pampered and spoilt for choice : Veg , Non-veg , Veg continental or Non-veg continental . I had to gently tell him that I would disembark at Asansol , well before service of dinner post- Dhanbad. BTW I am traveling in 3AC coz this train does not demean itself by hauling sleeper coaches.
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Light refreshments comprising a samosa , a sandwich and a soanpapri followed by coffee have been served . I shall now engage myself with a Sidney Sheldon thriller . Meanwhile the Rajdhani is moving at breakneck speed towards Durgapur its first halt ETA 1850 .

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Sheldon on Shally Raj good combination. Trust you had enjoyed the journey in Didi!s gifted Raj whilst she was RM :-)
  
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For instance , some of them would be in the form of trip reports while others would feature anecdotes


Feb 03 2015 (8:37AM)
Much like say going through a list catalogue of Sachin Tendulkar's list of a century of ODI centuries without a description of the individual innings
Beginning later this week , I propose to bring , and hopefully , not bore you all , with a list of trains, in the IR network , which I have travelled in . However , merely enumerating their names, may only result in monotony and make for painful reading . Much like say going through a catalogue of Sachin Tendulkar's list of a century of ODI centuries without a description of the individual innings . I therefore propose to post separate reports for each train and also ensure that the reports are not repetitive in content . For instance , some of them would be in the form of trip reports while others would feature anecdotes . A few would dwell on the history of the train in question . And yes the list would probably run into about a hundred trains much like Tendulkars' tally...
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Your suggestions to make the exercise worthwhile and interesting are invited and will be most welcome .

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Dear Sir
Much needed pickles in same food everyday for reading. Your lovely reports as always fascinates me like watching live. Thums up from me.

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Jan 24 2015 (1:01PM)   Change in train timing strands 200 passengers        

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BENGALURU: Chaos prevailed at Yeshwantpur railway station on Wednesday as over 200 passengers who had come to board a 7.15pm Bengaluru-Secunderabad Garib Rath learnt that the train had left at 1.30pm.
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advanced to 1.30pm "a few days ago". Railway authorities claimed they informed passengers about the change through IRCTC website, but didn't clarify when the change took effect.
Indiarailinfo.com said the new timing kicked in on Wednesday. Amruth Raj and many other passengers bore the brunt of communication mix-up. They said they hadn't received any communication on the new timing.
Boards still show old timing at station:
A mruth, a civil engineer from Marathahalli, arrived at Yeshwantpur railway station around 7pm, 15 minutes before what he thought was the train's departure time. "I saw a huge crowd of passengers at the station. I learnt from them that the train had left at 1.30pm. I was confused. A lot of us rushed to the enquiry counter. Officials confirmed the change in departure time. We met the station master and other officials, but they kept mum," he told TOI.
Adding to the trouble was the display board at the station which showed the departure time as 7.15pm. "How can the railways claim they have changed the timing and intimated passengers," said Shivakumar R, 35, a resident of Shivananda Circle, near Malleswaram. Shivakumar and his three family members were headed to Secunderabad on an urgent family work.
Around 7.45pm, railway officials told TOI that the passengers will be accommodated in a special coach to be added to the Sampark Kranti Express, leaving for %Delhi at 11pm. The train stops at Secunderabad. The stranded passengers weren't aware of this development until TOI broke the news to them. Immediately, they rushed to the counters to get their tickets changed.

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Dada PC Sorkar Ka Moijic hai.

  
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NFR GM Mr Virdi is now a fan of Indiarailinfo

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I plan to log this trip thru my SmartPhone. All members are invited to follow me and enjoy this trip with me. Thanks.
I plan to log this trip thru my SmartPhone. All members are invited to follow me and enjoy this trip with me. Thanks.

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