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Yesterday (07:37)   ₹ 50,000 Fine, Show Cause Notice To Delhi-Sealdah Rajdhani Caterer

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Entry# 2215654   News Entry# 298064         Tags   Past Edits
New Delhi: Two days after six commuters fell sick after consuming poor-quality food served on the New Delhi-Sealdah Rajdhani Express, the Railways has served termination notice to the caterer, RK Associates, a Kanpur-based private agency engaged in train catering.
Some passengers protested at the Asansol station in West Bengal over the quality of food served to them for dinner. They alleged that the food was stale and many of them vomited through the night.
"This is a one-off incident. The train was carrying around 1,200 passengers. Of them 5-6 passengers from a
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specific coach have complained about the food quality. We are investigating the matter. Appropriate action would be taken," an Eastern Railways spokesman had said.
The issue was raised in the Lok Sabha today and Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu assured action against the caterer. While an inquiry has been ordered, the Railways has imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 and issued a show cause notice seeking explanation from the caterer why his catering contract should not be cancelled, said a senior Railways Ministry official.
The caterer has 15 days to submit an explanation. Besides termination of its contract, the agency could also be blacklisted after completion of inquiry, the official said.
The Railways has also decided to outsource catering to some other company, Mr Prabhu said in the Lok Sabha while replying to questions regarding the quality of food. While IRCTC, the catering PSU of the Railways, will be responsible for the base kitchens, the task of delivery of food to the passengers will be given to leading companies in the hospitality sector, he said.
(With inputs from PTI)

  
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Yesterday (07:41)
Rail Fanning~   2614 blog posts
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Not sure if any action will be taken. Even after serving low quality food, what is even more irritating is the fact that these people come asking for tips towards the end of the journey.
The tip culture needs to be stopped and railways also needs to take action against the same. Passengers should not be paying them at all but many of them seem to accept the same as part of the journey and continue to dole out handsome amount as tips to these people
  
General Travel
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Mar 29 2017 (10:11)   12508/Guwahati - Thiruvananthapuram Express (PT)

Rail Fanning~   2614 blog posts
Entry# 2214682            Tags   Past Edits
The patronisation in the recently started Howrah-Antodaya express seems to be bit low based on few feedback. While it is still early days for the train, it would have been good if the antodaya could have been between Ghy-ERS/TVC. At least it could have catered to the vast migrants from Assam and reduced the load from the GHY trains to some extent.
It is a bad sight to see a 20 coacher new train virtually running with 40-50% occupancy
  
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IR AffairsNR/Northern  -  IR Press Release 
Mar 24 2017 (17:20)   NEW TIME TABLE EFFECTIVE FROM 01.10.2017

athul   80 news posts
Entry# 2209384   News Entry# 297454         Tags   Past Edits
NEW TIME TABLE EFFECTIVE FROM 01.10.2017
It is notified for the information of general public that the existing Trains at a Glance ,North Zone Public Time Table andWorking Time Table will be extended up to 30th September 2017 .Accordingly New Time Table will come into effect from 1stOctober 2017 instead of 1stJuly 2017.
All Trains will run as per schedule of existing Time Table up to 30thSeptember 2017.
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Mar 27 2017 (23:33)
Rail Fanning~   2614 blog posts
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This keeps on happening every year and is similar to the experimental stops which keep getting extended. The last time table change was done in Oct 2016 so obviously they wanted to keep it for one year.
  
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Mar 07 2017 (08:28)   18190/Rourkela-Tatanagar Link Express | TATA/Tatanagar Junction (5 PFs)

Et WAP 4 with antyodaya~   396 blog posts
Entry# 2188568            Tags   Past Edits
Just waiting in the sick line to get some primary maintenance..

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Mar 26 2017 (11:19)
Rail Fanning~   2614 blog posts
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Is there any possibility that this train can get a separate rake ? It will require at least 6 rakes and additional coaches. SER headquarters have been sending this demand every year but it is always being rejected by the RB.
Hope this is done in near future and both trains are made independent

  
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Mar 26 2017 (11:24)
Et WAP 4 with antyodaya~   396 blog posts
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It's difficult bro.. getting 12 ( 13351 & 18189 ) dedicated rakes with additional spare coaches is quite difficult.. further it would require change in Timmings.. and if railway decide to make them separate .. then they might give LHB rakes also.

  
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Mar 26 2017 (18:48)
Rail Fanning~   2614 blog posts
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One of the oldest trains in SER and also a rare daily train connecting East & South (apart from MAS Mail, Coromandel & HWH-YPR). So many other trains have come in later but unfortunately railways seems to have neglected this one for long. I had been hearing about separating both these trains and also extending one of them to TVC for quite some time, but it seems it will take some time.
  
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Mar 21 2017 (23:26)   INSPECTION OF THE NEWLY CONVERTED BROAD GAUGE RAILWAY LINE BETWEEN PODANUR - POLLACHI AND SPEED TRIAL

Kings of IR 12622 and 12002~   7 news posts
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INSPECTION OF THE NEWLY CONVERTED BROAD GAUGE RAILWAY LINE BETWEEN PODANUR - POLLACHI AND SPEED TRIAL 
Commissioner of Railway Safety, Southern Circle, Bangalore will inspect the newly converted broad gauge railway line in Podanur – Pollachi section o­n 23rd& 24th March, 2017. 
_Furthermore, the Commissioner of Railway Safety, Southern Circle, Bangalore will also conduct a *high speed trial run in Podanur – Pollachi section o­n 24th March, 2017 between 14.00 hrs. – 19.00 hrs.*_
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users of railway lines between Podanur – Pollachi are hereby cautioned not to approach / trespass the railway line.

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Mar 24 2017 (20:52)
Rail Fanning~   2614 blog posts
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The inspection was concluded successfully as can be seen by the tweet from the rail minister
  
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Commentary/Human InterestSR/Southern  -  
Mar 23 2017 (21:55)   ‘No space at Mangaluru Central’

rdb*^   127318 news posts
Entry# 2208527   News Entry# 297362         Tags   Past Edits
The Southern Railway (SR) has told the South Western Railway (SWR) that neither departure slot nor night halt space is available for Kudla Express (16576) at Mangaluru Central.As per the old timetable, that is, when Kudla Express was to run via Mysuru, it was to leave Mangaluru Central at 6.30 a.m. to reach Bengaluru City at 7.30 p.m.The SWR proposed to change the departure timing from 6.30 a.m. to 10.50 a.m.SR’s Palakkad Divisional Railway Manager Naresh Lalwani told The Hindu that no pitlines are available for Kudla Express at Central for maintenance and night halt.Besides all the three platforms are occupied at 10.50 a.m.—the new departure timing proposed by SWR.
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Express cannot be started from Central as overnight parking facility is not available, Mr. Lalwani said.
Parking the train overnight at Mangaluru Junction and bringing it to Central every time is laborious, and hence, the train can be operated only from Mangaluru Junction, Mr. Lalwani added.

  
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Mar 23 2017 (23:34)
Rail Fanning~   2614 blog posts
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This is a good example where it can be seen that different zones needs to be in sync for the start of any new trains !! Hope the respective zones sort this out and train starts
  
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Mar 23 2017 (21:52)   Mangaluru-Bengaluru trains to run via Shravanabelagola from March

rdb*^   127318 news posts
Entry# 2208526   News Entry# 297361         Tags   Past Edits
The new Hassan-Bengaluru railway line is set to be commissioned then
Dakshina Kannada MP Nalin Kumar Kateel on Friday said that Mangaluru-Bengaluru express trains would run via Shravanabelagola once the new Hassan-Bengaluru railway line is commissioned. This would reduce the distance as well as travelling time between Bengaluru and Mangaluru drastically, Mr. Kateel said.
Speaking to reporters after inaugurating a set of escalators at the Mangaluru Central Railway Station here, Mr. Kateel said that the new line is set to be commissioned by March next. Land acquisition problems had delayed completion of the
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project near Solur in Ramnagaram district. With the issue being sorted out, work is going on in full swing, Mr. Kateel said.
He said that the Shiradi Ghat stretch between Kukke Subrahmanya Road and Sakleshpur has the capacity to accommodate two more trains to fulfil the demand of the coastal region seeking the operation of more number of trains between Mangaluru and Bengaluru. Besides the train announced in the budget by the then Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, he is demanding two more trains for passengers on the stretch, Mr. Kateel said.
Asked about the demand to extend the Mangaluru-Madgaon Intercity Express to Mumbai because of low patronage, the MP said that the issue is before the Railway Ministry and he is pursuing it. He said that rescheduling or re-routing the Kasargod-Mookambika Road Byndoor Passenger train due to low patronage is also on the cards and there is a demand to run it between Kukke Subrahmanya and Byndoor to facilitate pilgrims.
Mangaluru Division
Mr. Kateel reiterated the demand for the formation of a new Railway Division in Mangaluru, which is presently being served by three zones — Konkan Railway, South Western Railway and Southern Railway.
Southern Railway has only 13 km railroad length in Karnataka, he said and added that bringing Mangaluru region under Konkan Railway is not possible for technical reasons.
Hence, the creation of a new division under South Western Railway or bringing Mangaluru region under South Western Railway are the options left, he said.
To a question on improving Mangaluru Central Railway Station, Divisional Railway Manager, Palakkad, Naresh Lalwani, said that tenders would be called for immediately to improve the second entrance on the Attavar side and build one more platform.
Line doubling between Central and Netravath Cabin would also be taken up immediately, he added.
The escalators have been installed at a cost of Rs. 2 crore to facilitate passengers to move from the main entry to Platform Nos. 2 and 3 with ease.
Nalin Kumar Kateel, MP, has reiterated the demand for the formation of a new Railway Division in Mangaluru, which is presently being served by three zones — Konkan Railway, South Western Railway and Southern Railway

  
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Mar 23 2017 (23:33)
Rail Fanning~   2614 blog posts
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Seems same old demands.........extend the Mangaluru-Madgaon Intercity Express to Mumbai because of low patronage, the MP said that the issue is before the Railway Ministry and he is pursuing it.

Hope it materialises. Also he mentions that rescheduling or re-routing the Kasargod-Mookambika Road Byndoor Passenger train due to low patronage is also on the cards and there is a demand to run it between Kukke Subrahmanya and Byndoor to facilitate pilgrims.
  
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Mar 15 2017 (13:54)   22885/Mumbai LTT - Tatanagar Antyodaya Express | KK/Khadki (3 PFs)

आम्ही कधीच नाही होणार म्हातारे~   2843 blog posts   1236 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 2198459            Tags   Past Edits
Some pics of LTT-TATA Antyoday's long wait at Khadki Station
Pic 1: taken on 09th march. the rake was standing there since atleast 7th
pic 2,3: taken on14th march. rake is still standing there :P
Pics taken by my elder sis, hence the better quality :P

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Mar 17 2017 (10:29)
Rail Fanning~   2614 blog posts
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Isnt Khadki station close to Pune ?/
Isnt there any space available in Mumbai/suburbs for parking......Its quite surprising that the rake is stationed here

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Mar 17 2017 (14:27)
आम्ही कधीच नाही होणार म्हातारे~   2843 blog posts   1236 correct pred (71% accurate)
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extremely close, there is just one station between this and Pune Junction.
There is space available in Mumbai and its suburbs, but KK has one advantage that very few stations have: despite being very close to a major junction, it is extremely desolate; try visiting this place at 08:00 PM, it will look more desolate than many stations do at 03:00 AM. the probability that rake will be vandalized in such a location is very less, and you get this benefit even when you are just 6 Kms from Pune. Also the siding where it is stationed is mostly empty, hardly anything happens here.
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when science express came to Pune, the rake was stationed here only, see the attached pic.

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Mar 15 2017 (18:00)   ERS/Ernakulam Junction (South) (6 PFs)

Boxer Bhai   38497 blog posts   12677 correct pred (61% accurate)
Entry# 2198681            Tags   Past Edits
Inspection of new line

  
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Mar 16 2017 (13:15)
Rail Fanning~   2614 blog posts
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Hope that once few stretches between Ktym-TVC are doubled, there are less detentions and trains running time is reduced by at least some time.
  
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Mar 14 2017 (20:35)   Special fare trains

Rail Fanning~   139 news posts
Entry# 2197793   News Entry# 296313         Tags   Past Edits
Between Ernakulam junction and Rameswaram
The Southern Railway will operate the following special fare trains to clear the extra rush of traffic between Eranakulam junction and Rameswaram during summer 2017.
Train No.06035 Ernakulam junction-Rameswaram special fare special train will leave Ernakulam junction. at 4 p.m. on April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 and reach Rameswaram at 4 a.m. the next day.
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Rameswaram-Ernakulam junction special fare special train will leave Rameswaram at 10 p.m. April 3, 10, 17, 24 and May 1 and reach Ernakulam junction at 10.15 a.m. the next day.
Composition: AC 2-tier – one, AC 3-tier – three, sleeper class – 13, general second class – two and Luggage-cum-brake van - two coaches. Stoppages: Aluva, Thrissur, Palakkad, Pollachi, Palani, Dindigul, Madurai and Manamadurai.
Reservations for the above trains will commence on March 15.

  
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Mar 14 2017 (20:36)
Rail Fanning~   2614 blog posts
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So Finally some good news. Additional trains being run on the ERS-PGT-Pollachi route. Seems the Palakkad-Pollachi route is now being used to run more specials before actually coming up with regular service.
This is good news for passengers though.
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