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Feb 07 2017 (22:06)  

cmohanakrishnan   25 blog posts
Entry# 2155209            Tags   Past Edits
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CRS South conducts inspection of Bangalore- Hassan new line via Shravanabelagola....................
  
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Feb 07 2017 (21:56)   16517/KSR Bengaluru City - Kannur Express [via Mysuru] | SBGA/Shravanabelagola (3 PFs)

cmohanakrishnan   25 blog posts
Entry# 2155198            Tags   Past Edits
It took 20 years to complete 179 km rail line between Hassan & Bangalore via Kunigel, Shravanabelegola sanctioned by then PM H.D. Deve Gowda two decades ago !!!!!!!!!! The delay was enforced by vested interests such as the powerful Mangalore- Bangalore private bus lobby that has powerful politicians from all major ruling & opposition parties (present & past alike) and OFF-COURSE Mallya the great defaulter who ran away from India. His problem was that his Stud farm at Kunigal enroute where he breads horses for races will be split by this new line cutting through. Look how narrow minded the people are....... being a Rajyasabha member he put his gambling interests before public interests......!!!!!!!!!????????? Even now I don't think this rail route will be put for optimum use........... just because of lobbying by the powerful private bus owners........... there are about 700 private buses between towns in South Canara and Bangalore...
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(an equivalent of 20 trains).......... who wants to kill a goose that lay golden eggs..........!!!!!! even at the cost of low RoI of railway money........... this unholy PPP nexus here should be addressed first............Perhaps Mangalore which is the 3rd largest city in Karnataka that is not connected properly by rail with its state capital...........
  
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Jul 27 2016 (13:34)  
 

cmohanakrishnan   25 blog posts
Entry# 1943017            Tags   Past Edits
I had sent an e-mail to DRM/ PGT, SR with cc to GM, SR with a request to open additional ticket counters on PF #1 of Kozhikode (Calicut / CLT) station in the morning hours by 05.30 am as there are 6 departures in the 6 am-7am slot. Now the railway authorities have promptly responded and implimented most of my suggestions. Now additonal counter will open at 5.30 and JTBS and ATVMs will open at 5 am on both PF 1 & 4 and in the vicinity of CLT a Class A-1 station in Kerala. Thank you DRM-PGT & GM-SR..... Thanks once again....
  
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Jul 22 2016 (15:58)  
 

cmohanakrishnan   25 blog posts
Entry# 1937851            Tags   Past Edits
It is technically possible to have a single locomotive with duel power technology for a seamless operation of train. It is like a Diesel locomotive with a pantograph and in electrified route it draws power from overhead traction line and in non-electrified route it runs like a normal diesel locomotive.
Similar locomotives are manufactured by Bombardier (ALP-45DP) and are in use in USA and Canada and also by Talgo (Alvia S730) used by Renfe for hi-speed lines in Spain. It saves time in changing locos as well as cost of inventory.....When will we have such rolling-stocks....!!!!!
  
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Jul 22 2016 (14:47)   12958/Swarna Jayanti Rajdhani Express | ABR/Abu Road (3 PFs)
 

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Why this train still runs with an Alco ..?
I mean to say that All rajdhanis are running with EMDs in diesel section ..so why this train which has avg of 74 kmph in ndls - abr ..is not getting Emds ..any technical reason?

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Jul 22 2016 (15:19)
cmohanakrishnan   25 blog posts
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It is technically possible to have a single locomotive with duel power technology for a seamless operation of train. It is like a Diesel locomotive with a pantograph and in electrified route it should draw power from overhead traction line and in non-electrified route it runs like a normal diesel locomotive.
Similar locomotives are manufactured by Bombardier (ALP-45DP) and are in use in USA and Canada and also by Talgo (Alvia S730) used by Renfe for hi-speed lines in Spain. It saves time in changing locos as well as cost of inventory.....When will we have such rolling-stocks....!!!!!

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Jul 09 2016 (09:41)   12657/Chennai Central - KSR Bengaluru City Mail (PT) | MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs) | BIA/WAG-9H/31370
 

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A pleasant surprise! SECR's green goblin shunts in the Sleep killer at MAS. PC:Nagaraj.

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Jul 09 2016 (10:40)
cmohanakrishnan   25 blog posts
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12657 MAS-SBC Mail is indeed a Sleep Killer (also the pairing train 12658 is more horrible) the TTE will wake you up in odd hrs to check tkt; rest of the trip will be a sleepless night). I suggest an alternate night train in a longer route: SBC, YPR, BAND, HSRA, OML (bypass SA to avoid loco reversal / change) JTJ and the usual route to MAS or extend till MS so that passengers can easily switch to local trains at MSB or MS. It will be 555 km long route and can leave SBC and MS simultaneously at 21.00 reach respective destinations by 06.30 am next day without disturbing sleep. Elders will be really happy; it will be a hit. Any takers.....!!!

  
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Jul 09 2016 (11:02)
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Extract from IRFCA: "If a train makes good time on its journey and arrives early at a station, it will sometimes be detained at a point well outside the station limits until the platform / track section ahead is free for it. Sometimes this is even planned for in the schedule in the case of overnight trains that would otherwise arrive at the destination at an odd hour (e.g., the Bangalore Mail from Chennai in the early 1990's was often detained at the outskirts of Bangalore for an hour or more before arriving at the Bangalore City station at its scheduled time a little before 6am; leaving later from Chennai or arriving earlier at Bangalore was not convenient for the passengers)."

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Jul 19 2016 (16:07)
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I don't think people are upset with current schedule. Even though it disturbs their sleep, early arrival helps people to reach home and get another hour of pleasant sleep in their fav bed.

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Jul 17 2016 (19:57)  
 

cmohanakrishnan   25 blog posts
Entry# 1932713            Tags   Past Edits
Spanish Train Maker Talgo has unique VGA technology ie Variable Gauge Axle for multi gauge operation of train. The Spanish Broad Gauge or the Iberian Gauge is 1668 mm wide and it is slightly shorter (by 8mm) than Indian BG which is 1676 mm apart. In the neighbouring France, the SNCF railway system uses 1435 mm Standard Gauge also known as Stephenson Gauge named after the English railway pioneer George Stephenson who used the 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in gauge (including a belated extra 1⁄2 in (13 mm) of free movement to reduce binding on curves for the Liverpool and Manchester Railway that opened in September 1830. 55% of world railway uses SG. In India most Metro lines (except Red, Yellow & Blue lines of DMRC) and Calcutta tramways uses Standard Gauge.
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trains from Spain to France has a break of gauge that could cause a hindrance for international travellers to change trains at border crossings...but now it is not so......thanks to VGA that enables the same train to run on different track gauges without having to change the bogies (under carriages) as is done in Russia- China borders. Russia uses 1520 mm whereas China has Standard gauge. Changing bogies take a lot of time, hence the VGA. Here the train goes through a specially designed gauge change mechanism where the wheels get unlocked and pushed-in or out as the case may be and the wheels are locked in new position (all automatically) while travelling on a tapered track slowly and the train continues its journey non-stop.
In India we can use this for future trains that may travel both on hi-speed track and the regular desi tracks. For instance IR plans a hi-speed track from Mumbai to Ahmadabad...beyond that we have regular BG track. Mumbai Rajadhani can run on this track upto Baroda on hi-speed SG and switch to BG route for its onward travel to Delhi without having to change trains. You can have common rolling stock thus saving on inventory & capital investments.
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Jul 17 2016 (20:11)
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Animated & In Service Video Of Auto Gauge Change /blog/post/1928594
  
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Jul 13 2016 (12:22)  
 

cmohanakrishnan   25 blog posts
Entry# 1928200            Tags   Past Edits
Why not Talgo trainset on Mumbai- Madgaon corridor. Way back in 2003 there was a trial run of LHB coaches that covered Roha-Madgaon stretch in 3 & half hours....but the train was never introduced may be because of lobbying by airline & luxury bus segments....
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Regular semi-hi-speed Talgo can be introduced between Dadar & Madgaon on 6 days / week basis....Is the Minister hearing....!!!!
  
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Jul 09 2016 (14:41)   Mangaluru-Bengaluru trains to run via Shravanabelagola from March
 

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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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Jul 11 2016 (23:50)
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Very correct, even after commissioning of the Hassan-Shravanbelgola line, the bottle neck of Subhramnya Rd ghat section will be there. Only benefit derived from the like could be reduction in journey time between SBC & MAQ by 1-2 hrs.
Short time solution could be running all the passenger trains with 26 coaches.
Medium term solution of making necessary arrangements to overcome any shortcomings coming in way of using crossing stations in the 55km ghat section, may be relatively easy to implement
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the Long term solution i.e. doubling, as you have said looks very difficult.

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Jul 12 2016 (15:39)
cmohanakrishnan   25 blog posts
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Tunnelling....dual ducts will be the best permeanant solution.... but needs lots of determination...

  
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Jul 12 2016 (17:16)
cmohanakrishnan   25 blog posts
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Since 56665 Passenger from CAN-KGQ- BYNR in the current schedule does not have sufficient number of passengers, it is proposed to extend it both ways with slip coaches as follows:
Portion 1: VSG - RMM via BYNR, CAN, PGT, POY, MDU with both 2S & SL coaches
Portion 2: VSG - VLNK via BYNR, PGT, ED, TPJ, NGT with both 2S & SL coaches.
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trains can run combined as a Fast Passenger between VSG and PGT and bifurcate / amalgamate at PGT for onward run. As both Velankanni and Rameshwaram are important pilgrim centres, this train will be a success.
During MG era there were trains from PGT to RMM & MDU. But after gauge conversion no new trains are introduced or the old ones re-introduced in this section...... Please support this train....

  
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Jul 12 2016 (21:08)
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I had already raised grievance for starting PGT RMM old trains. But railway replied that, new stations don't have sufficient facilities and need for restoring it back will be decided, if RB feels if there is demand..

  
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Jul 13 2016 (11:32)
cmohanakrishnan   25 blog posts
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There is lot of demand... as the old trains are not yet restored, passengers are forced to take bus atleast till POY......unless they are restored the public money spent on gauge conversion will be a waste....if Express trains are introduced with no intermediate stop between PGTN & POY, this argument of insufficient facilities at station enroute wont stand any ground...22629/Mumbai Dadar (T.) - Tirunelveli SF Express now running via ED, KRR can be diverted via POY, DG that is shorter by 120 km. Atleast 2 hrs can be saved....

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Jul 12 2016 (17:14)  
 

cmohanakrishnan   25 blog posts
Entry# 1927442            Tags   Past Edits
Since 56665 Passenger from CAN-KGQ- BYNR in the current schedule does not have sufficient number of passengers, it is proposed to extend it both ways with slip coaches as follows:
Portion 1: VSG - RMM via BYNR, CAN, PGT, POY, MDU with both 2S & SL coaches
Portion 2: VSG - VLNK via BYNR, PGT, ED, TPJ, NGT with both 2S & SL coaches. these trains can run combined between VSG and PGT and bifurcate / amalgamate at PGT for onward run. As both Velankanni and Rameshwaram are important pilgrim centres, this
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train will be a success. During MG era there were trains from PGT to RMM & MDU. But after gauge conversion no new trains are introduced or the old ones re-introduced in this section...... Please support this train....
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