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Train Tip
Mar 12 2016 (19:01)   16779/Tirupati - Rameswaram (Meenakshi) Express

ppraburajkumar   401 blog posts   547 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 1765052            Tags   Past Edits
This tip is for 16779 ( TPTY - RMM ) .
Evening :
halts at Tiruvannamalai ( TNM ) for 30-40 min at PF1 . come out of the station , walk through the road for 100 meters and u have variety of options for tea / coffee / snacks / fruit items . dont depend on items sold on station . costly and hazardous to health . Normally arrives by 05.20pm and scheduled departure is by 05.55pm .
halts at Villupuram Junction ( VM ) for 20 - 30 min at PF2 . Loco Change happens here from electric to diesel . walk towards the engine and cross the tracks and u can reach the pondy main road . variety of hotels / mess available for ur budget . again dont depend on items sold on station . costly and hazardous to health . Normally arrives by 07.25pm and scheduled departure is by 07.55pm .

Dec 05 2016 (19:19)
Main nd around in VM TPJ Sud be Diesel~   1027 blog posts   6 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 1765052-1            Tags   Past Edits
All trains to ML will halt in VM fr 20 to 40 mins
Train Tip
Sep 27 2016 (06:52)   16853/Cholan Express

Guruvayur Express   1318 blog posts   16149 correct pred (60% accurate)
Entry# 2003266            Tags   Past Edits
Even a passenger can take a max of 1 hour between budalur and trichy but a prestigious train is going to take 1 hour and 40 minutes

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Nov 06 2016 (09:00)
ppraburajkumar   401 blog posts   547 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2003266-7            Tags   Past Edits
Though the TT is revised , 16853 MS-TPJ EXP has crossing with 16854 at SY or VDL , crossing with 12084 at MV , crossing with 16234 at KMU which takes arrival at TJ by 2.55pm - 3pm . so that's the case it reaches TPJ by 4 pm .
Station Tip
Mar 12 2016 (19:04)   VM/Villupuram Junction (6 PFs)

ppraburajkumar   401 blog posts   547 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 1765055            Tags   Past Edits
Come out of the station and walk through the Pondy main road . Variety of hotels / mess available that suits ur budget . dont depend on useless , costly and hazardous food items sold in platform and in station . of the worst stations in SR where all the items are sold above MRP .

Oct 30 2016 (20:29)
Ronnie Braganza~   113 blog posts
Re# 1765055-1            Tags   Past Edits
how safe is the retiring rooms for family at this station
Station Tip
Jan 28 2015 (12:21)   VM/Villupuram Junction (6 PFs)

ppraburajkumar   401 blog posts   547 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 1353548            Tags   Past Edits
One of the Worst and Rogue station in SR . Water bottles / Food items / Biscuits and every items are sold very much higher than MRP . When u ask about MRP , the vendors , static unit shopkeepers abuse u like anything . . . SR is calm about this station's food / water facility complaints . . .

Sep 29 2016 (18:14)
Sagar Pradhan   161 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1353548-1            Tags   Past Edits
Rail Neer not available and hence 20 Rs....!!! Passengers do not have time to wait and log a complaint. Forcefully if we need we have to buy.
Train Tip
Rail Fanning
Aug 11 2016 (17:50)   16179/Mannai Express

ppraburajkumar   401 blog posts   547 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 1959086            Tags   Past Edits
Passengers bound to pattukottai can alight at thanjavur itself instead of going upto Needamangalam(NMJ) . plenty of buses available to pattukottai from thanjavur railway station at the arrival of Mannai Express
Train Tip
Jul 24 2016 (21:27)   16854/Cholan Express

ppraburajkumar   401 blog posts   547 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 1940565            Tags   Past Edits
At MV(11.30am) itself platform vendors may tell u to buy lunch from them itself as train will reach VM by 3 pm . dont hear to those cheating words . when train is about to reach Chidambaram(12.10pm) go to D2 Coach . at chidambaram station , there is a platform shop which sells tasty and quality lunch food items like Curd rice , Tamarind Rice , Tomato rice , Sambar Rice etc will be sold at 15 rs per packet . u can see train staffs buying from that shop . buy those if u havent brought ur lunch . dont depend on Mayiladuthurai station vendors .
Train Tip
Apr 18 2016 (17:22)   16106/Tiruchendur - Chennai Egmore (Chendur) Express

ppraburajkumar   401 blog posts   547 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 1809107            Tags   Past Edits
For Breakfast - there are 2 options . Reaches Chidambaram(CDM) by 6.30 am . Station Canteen sells hot IDLY / PONGAL / KICHADI at affordable rate than local vendors . for quick purchase come to S4-S5 coach while nearing Chidambaram . Else wait till Villupuram ( VM ) . Reaches VM by 8 AM or before . Scheduled departure is 8.25am . Loco change and water filling done there . Go to S1 coach before reaching villupuram . go towards Guard van side , change the railtracks , numerous options for Breakfast ranging from Local Shops to High rated hotels . Never depend on VM station caters . the most arrogant people who loot ur money by all ways . Previous day Idly / Dosa's will be sold at costlier rates .

Apr 25 2016 (01:25)
Remember BTPS^~   30265 blog posts   22623 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1809107-1            Tags   Past Edits
very useful thanks for sharing :)
Train Tip
Apr 18 2016 (17:15)   16105/Chennai Egmore - Tiruchendur (Chendur) Express

ppraburajkumar   401 blog posts   547 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 1809092            Tags   Past Edits
Train Reaches VM by 6.30pm . Departure from VM is 07.05pm . also loco change from Electric to Diesel happens . either way there will be a halting time of 25-30 min in VM . its good enough for u to get out of the station and buy food in pony road and back . for those who travel in SL / AC , come to S9 coach before reaching villupuram as it will be easy for u to come near the loco and cross the railtracks for reaching pondy road .
General Travel
Apr 09 2016 (12:24)   PLNI/Palani (3 PFs)

Kings of IR 12622 and 12002~   1042 blog posts   64 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 1796237            Tags   Past Edits
Any news about ED-KANGEYAM-DHARAPURAM-PLNI new BG line construction which was announced in 2014-2015 budget?

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Apr 11 2016 (19:16)
ppraburajkumar   401 blog posts   547 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1796237-2            Tags   Past Edits
i think works will start after funds are allotted . waiting for it .

Apr 11 2016 (21:26)
Kings of IR 12622 and 12002~   1042 blog posts   64 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 1796237-3            Tags   Past Edits
i think the plan for it is ready
General Travel
Apr 10 2016 (22:17)   22206/Madurai - Chennai Central AC Duronto Express

akku   787 blog posts   633 correct pred (82% accurate)
Entry# 1798155            Tags   Past Edits
why cant they run it via trichy,it will save time as well as resources since it will be all electric,
also might get better patronage

Apr 11 2016 (19:14)
ppraburajkumar   401 blog posts   547 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1798155-1            Tags   Past Edits
A train route is determined by specific factors . traffic congestion / availability of crew etc . after doubling of TPJ - VM , chances are there for routing via TPJ - VRI - VM . also not all trains be converted into electric locos which will cause overload in the power path . hence 70(electric):30(diesel) ratio will be maintained for every electrified route .
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