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Sep 12 2011 (17:26)  

bharirao   27 blog posts   56 correct pred (55% accurate)
Entry# 236465            Tags   Past Edits
In Chennai, Beach - Tambaram Section, there are four tracks, two exclusively for suburban trains and two for express, mail and fast passenger trains. I
n the mornings, the authorities run Mount Return, a passenger EMU which starts from Mount and proceeds to beach station. Since suburban section is busy, they operate the Mount Return in tracks meant for express trains. However, they operate it in the UP track which is meant for trains going from EGMORE - TAMBARAM and not in TAMBARAM - EGMORE track. Presumably, it is being done so that regular express/mail trains' traffic in DOWN track, which is heavy towards Egmore, is not disrupted. But the persons crossing the tracks will be taken
by surprise as most of them may not expect a train in that track from the opposite side.
Though Rules prohibit crossing tracks and it is fatal, yet lot of people use it!! I am not justifying crossing tracks but the Railways can find a way in avoding this practice.
Sep 10 2011 (20:18)  

ArkChat921*^~   5966 blog posts   3431 correct pred (60% accurate)
Entry# 235728            Tags   Past Edits
A tricky question-
A junction is mainly mentioned to those station, where lines to atleast 3 different directions diverges. Some are small junctions, where no express/mails hault, ex. Khana Jn. Again there are big junctions, where trains hault/terminate. Ex. Howrah Jn..
But the trivia is- Can someone mention the name of junctions, where lines to atleast 4 different directions diverges, yet no express/mails give hault???
feel Dum Dum Jn. (in ER) tops the chart. From here, lines to 7 different directions diverges-
1) Line towards Sealdah
2) Line towards Bandel Jn., where it meets the Main Line towards Burdwan Jn.
3) Line towards Dankuni Jn., where it meets the Chord (high speed) Line towards Burdwan Jn.
4) Line towards Barasat Jn. (northern suburban of Kolkata)
5) Line towards Kolkata Chitpur Terminal/ Chitpur Wagon Yard/ Kossipore Industrial Belt/ Kolkata's Circular Railway
6) Line towards Kolkata's South suburban/ Kidderpore Docks/ Budge Budge Industrial Belt (it diverges after Bidhan Nagar Rd.)
7) Line towards Dum Dum Airport (it diverges from DUm DUm Cantt.)
++ Bidhan Nagar Rd. and Dum Dum Cantt. are not called Jn., because Dum Dum Jn. is considered as a single unit, from where all 7 lines diverge in different direction. Yet to make matters more complicated, Kolkata Metro has a station named Dum Dum, which would also turn out to be a junction, after lines are extended to Dakshineshwar, Barasat, and Barrackpore. Yet no mail/ Express gives halt at this important station. The reason?? Sealdah and Kolkata Chitpur Terminal stations are less than 10 km away from this station. Are there any other station (Junction), which can beat this record??

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Sep 10 2011 (20:44)
bharirao   27 blog posts   56 correct pred (55% accurate)
Re# 235728-12            Tags   Past Edits
@arkchat921: Re# 235728-0
Basin Bridge junction in Chennai. One leads to Central Station, one leads to Arakkonam sector, one leads to Gudur section and one leads to Royapuram/Beach sector. Yet no express/mail train stops there!!

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Predictions: 22
confirm: 22
rac: 0
wl: 0
Journey: Sun Sep 11, 2011 @ 08:00
Class: 2nd Sitting - 2S   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 706
Travel: SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)   to   MAS/Chennai Central   |   359 km / 359 km
12610/KSR Bengaluru City - Chennai Central SF Express
Entry# 234834

PNR: 433-xxxxxxx (E-Ticket)   |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: Sep 09 2011 (09:10)
From: Bangalore City Junction/SBC
To: Chennai Central/MAS
Date of Journey: Sun Sep 11, 2011 @ 08:00
Class: 2nd Sitting - 2S
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 21 (Booking Status: W/L 21,CK)
Chart NOT Prepared
Please analyze my PNR, and predict my chances of confirmation. Thanks.

Latest Status as of: Sep 10 2011 (20:10)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 4 (Booking Status: W/L 21,CK)

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Sep 10 2011 (20:41)
bharirao   27 blog posts   56 correct pred (55% accurate)
Re# 234834-3            Tags   Past Edits
Yes. Surprising!!

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Sep 10 2011 (19:52)  

bharirao   27 blog posts   56 correct pred (55% accurate)
Entry# 235716            Tags   Past Edits
Inside Chennai Central Station, in the mornings, Hotel Saravanabhan is thronged by people so much that they yell at customers to get lost!! While in other branches in Chennai, they request customers to come and dine, it is the opposite in Central Station. In spite of heavy cost and unpleasant responses, it is strange why still people queue there. In a contrast way, the IRCTC restaurant is deserted. But the quality of the food items in IRCTC restaurant is to be improved.

Sep 10 2011 (20:09)
विश्व नाथ*^   16774 blog posts   268 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 235716-1            Tags   Past Edits
I agree with you.In fact and Frankly speaking Food options at MAS are very-very limited.South food lover gets Decent food at high cost at-least But for other than South NO OPTION available.Even Coffee is either high priced or low qualityed (compare to few years back when very good coffee was available on all stalls).
Unlike other metros this station lacks food variety,good dining space and food plaza.
More to add:A full AC waiting room is created for Upper class passengers @Rs30/- for first Hr and 10 for subsequent hours.Very Bad:-(

Sep 10 2011 (20:31)
bharirao   27 blog posts   56 correct pred (55% accurate)
Re# 235716-2            Tags   Past Edits
Added to this is the auto menace. Unwary Passengers are fleeced. Only God has to save the passengers who do not know the city or the language!!

Sep 10 2011 (20:34)
Guest: 305be5a5   show all posts
Re# 235716-3            Tags   Past Edits
Sarvana Bhavan is a brand In South India and in Gulf too.
In some Parts of USA also .. But in Central its always rush ...Agree to the points u said
Sep 10 2011 (19:47)  

bharirao   27 blog posts   56 correct pred (55% accurate)
Entry# 235715            Tags   Past Edits
With the complete electrification of MAS/MDU route, can we expect reduction in train timings between MDU and MAS since there is no changing locos?

Sep 10 2011 (20:22)
Nitish kumar*^~   13642 blog posts   1208 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 235715-1            Tags   Past Edits
electrification can reduce time only by 30 minutes but doubling can certainly reduce timings of loco like WDP#4 can haul the train so my priority is doubling first intead of electrification diesel locos are very good

Sep 10 2011 (20:23)
Guest: 305be5a5   show all posts
Re# 235715-2            Tags   Past Edits
Yes, the timings would be altered soon. Some of the trains would be getting the electric locos in the Phase 1
Blog  Time-Table

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Sep 10 2011 (20:23)
bharirao   27 blog posts   56 correct pred (55% accurate)
Re# 234616-3            Tags   Past Edits
Sir,What do you mean by 'This PNR is registered for Trip Diary'?
Jul 03 2011 (07:54)  

Gopalakrishnan P   2110 blog posts   240 correct pred (76% accurate)
Entry# 197862            Tags   Past Edits
I came across this article in the net today and presenting the same to our forum for comments as it relates to travel:
Travel Safety Hub - WorldNomads.com
in India - Dehli Belly And Its Gang Of Cronies
Unless you have an absolutely iron clad constitution inevitably you will become at least slightly ill during your stay in India.
In fact even Indians returning from abroad become ill! Even their bodies need to readjust to the food, bugs, climate and sanitation conditions.
Technically no vaccinations are required for entry into India – except for yellow fever if you are coming from an infected area such as Africa.
That said Hepatitis (both A and B, depending on your individual circumstances), meningitis and typhoid shots are highly recommended, as is a booster for tetanus.
And remember one golden rule – tap water is not safe for drinking. Some establishments have water filters or purifiers installed, in which case the water may be safe to drink.
However bottled water is always your best bet – but remember to always check the seal! And you should be using it even when you brush your teeth – and no drinking water in the shower!
Even a salad that has been rinsed and has water on it – or drinks with ice cubes should be approached with extreme caution. If in doubt, don’t drink it – that is unless you want to spend most of your holiday getting well acquainted with the bathroom of your hotel suite!
Fruits that can be peeled such as apples and bananas, as well as packaged snacks are always a safe option. And a small bottle of hand sanitiser could also be a good thing to have in your backpack.
Diarrhea is common, and can have many different causes. Bring a standard first-aid kit, plus extra over-the-counter medicine for diarrhea and stomach upset.
A rehydration kit can also be helpful. Remember the salt/sugar/water ratio for oral rehydration: 1 tsp salt, 8 tsp sugar, for 1 litre of water.
Also remember that Malaria is endemic throughout India. The risk exists in all areas, including the cities of Delhi and Mumbai, and at altitudes of less than 2000 metres in Himachal Pradesh, Jammu, Kashmir, and Sikkim; however, the risk of infection is considered low in Delhi and northern India.
It is wise to take an oral anti-malaria prophylactic medication during – and sometime after your stay.
Of course preventing yourself from getting mosquito bites is crucial so remember to cover up, especially at night, and use plenty of bug repellent – preferably one that contains no more than 35% of the chemical DEET.
In fact the famous ‘gin and tonic’ was invented in British colonial India because tonic water contains quinine – a prophylactic against malaria.
That’s what gives it it’s distinctive bitter taste. The gin was added to make it more palatable. Not that we’re suggesting you spend your entire stay tipsy on G and T’s!
Are you starting to get a bit scared yet?
Well don’t be because we haven’t even talked about the many venomous snakes.
In the unlikely event you are bitten try to note the markings of the snake so it can be identified and the correct antidote given. In any event, immediately seek medical care.
And obviously getting vaccinations and blood transfusions in low quality hospitals increases your risk of contracting HIV/AIDS – and this rule certainly applies to most government clinics. The best bet is to carry your own syringes and other medical gear.
Also India has the highest rate of rabies in the world. So don’t go making friends with every stray animal you come across.
In the end it’s better to err on the side of being slightly paranoid. Because there’s nothing worse than trying to find a doctor in a hot foreign city.
If you are smart, and very cautious, you are likely to get away with just a touch of ‘Delhi belly’.
But you have been warned.

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Jul 03 2011 (13:18)
bharirao   27 blog posts   56 correct pred (55% accurate)
Re# 197862-21            Tags   Past Edits
@Kishor: Re# 197862-6
I agree with Mr. Kishore. We have developed immunity to the conditions prevailing here. But the situation in India is not as scary as mentioned in the Article. If it is true, then nobody in America or England should develop diarrohea or rabies!! In fact lot of foreigners for medical reasons not only because it is cheap but also a good treatment is available. But every one, including those foreigners, should remember one thing. You will fall ill only when your immunity fails, even if you are inside a sterilised hospital in America, and if your immunity is strong, no disease will reach you, even if you are in Africa.

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Jun 15 2011 (13:25)  

Anuj   43 blog posts
Entry# 186106            Tags   Past Edits
Can you people list down the worst trains currently running on the Indian Railways network. Worst in terms of : running schedule, cleanliness etc.

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Jun 15 2011 (14:13)
bharirao   27 blog posts   56 correct pred (55% accurate)
Re# 186106-16            Tags   Past Edits
@Srinivas G Phani*: Re# 186106-9
Yes. Tata Alleppey fares worst.

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Jun 13 2011 (18:09)  

nemalirajasekhar   19 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 184841            Tags   Past Edits
pnr 625876849 train from vskp to tpty position for 20/06/2011 is rac11 rac12 in 2ac what is this rac and whether i get confirmation before departure

Jun 13 2011 (18:27)
bharirao   27 blog posts   56 correct pred (55% accurate)
Re# 184841-1            Tags   Past Edits
RAC stands for Reservation Against Cancellation. If any of the passengers fail to turn up, the vacant berth will be allotted to RAC passengers. You can board into the train and will get a seat. Meaning thereby that you will share a berth with another identical RAC passenger. As regards confirmation, since it is AC coach, you have a little chance of getting confirmed. Be thankful that you got RAC ticket.

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Jun 13 2011 (17:59)   12671/Nilagiri (Blue Mountain) Express (PT)

Guest: 7fc207b5   show all posts
Entry# 184832            Tags   Past Edits
Me with my entire family(husband, 2kids, inlaws)planning a holiday to ooty on october. we planned to book coromondal express till chennai central and then book Nilgiri Blue Mountain Exp(12671) till mettupalayam.Please suggest that if we planned currect. If not give your valuable suggestion.

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Jun 13 2011 (18:18)
bharirao   27 blog posts   56 correct pred (55% accurate)
Re# 184832-5            Tags   Past Edits
Good plan.

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