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Dec 13 2015 (18:52)  

BKS   19 blog posts
Entry# 1678771            Tags   Past Edits
As per the notification appeared in a leading daily, Kallayi-Kannur-Cheruvathur 144 KM,25KV AC traction line will be charged on 31/12/2015
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Jun 30 2015 (00:10)  

BKS   19 blog posts
Entry# 1528290            Tags   Past Edits
Now a days Konkan railway has introduced a new numbering system for coach position in their stations.The new numbering system is entirely opposite to what Indian railways has been following years together.In Konkan stations,coach positions are given fixed numbers such that MUMBAI end (north) is given as 1,2,3....... and 24 at the southern end.This position is common for both directions of travel and for both platforms.Whereas in stations of other railway zones,coach positions are numbered as per the direction of the train.Now the problem is, in Konkan stations,you can not predict your coach position as per your experience or by following IR chart,because the coach position in chart preparation and numbering in Konkan platforms are not same.This makes you totally depend on Konkan information officials or the separate coach position they display in stations, if you are not sure about the coach position in a perticular train.This happened to me last...
month.I wanted to board Pune-EKM Express in 3 AC from Udupi to Ernakulam.From web I came to know that AC coaches are in the front,when I asked in information counter regarding B3 coach position,he told me to go to 22 coach position.I got bemused,I clarified again...but he was telling me to go to 22. Totally confused,I searched coach position numbering in platform...my goodness there was sea change in coach position numbering.I would like to ask my fellow travellers in Konkan,whether the numbering in Konkan is a bane or boon.My question to public is,whether railway has the right to follow its own coach position numbering which is opposite to Indian railway.
General Travel
Mar 15 2015 (00:02)  

BKS   19 blog posts
Entry# 1396885            Tags   Past Edits
I have seen many people are discussing this pariticular route or that route utilisation factor is 120% or 160%, etc.Can anybody tell me how utilisation factor of a route is calculated.Thanks in advance
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Feb 27 2015 (08:21)   12001/Bhopal Habibganj - New Delhi Shatabdi Express | NDLS/New Delhi (16 PFs)

Kanishk Mitra*^~   1931 blog posts   40 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 1381070            Tags   Past Edits
The Network...
Indian Railway Line Capacity & Utilization...
Source: Times Of India

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Mar 02 2015 (22:43)
BKS   19 blog posts
Re# 1381070-17            Tags   Past Edits
Can anybody explain how utilisation factor is calculated?
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Jan 08 2015 (19:50)  

Guest: 7ffc6d9e   show all posts
Entry# 1334615            Tags   Past Edits
My wishlist for Kerala in coming budget


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Jan 25 2015 (01:15)
BKS   19 blog posts
Re# 1334615-54            Tags   Past Edits
We all know trains are still running with 25 year old timetable even after doubling of the tracks.Problem lies with the time management.What we need is a dedicated group of people who can sit together with a vision to reduce the running time and revise TT acoordingly.At present SR will never do that because touching time table of one train will make cascading effect on the other trains.SR will never take that headache unless there is a strict instruction from ministry.Till then they will continue to waste public time and keep on saying "NO" to new trains.Other wise also they can reduce unnecessary slack time between stations,for example the distance between TCR and SRR is hardly 30 KM with line doubled, all north bound trains are given 1 hour running time,even Rajadhani also not exempted from this, just because there is a division change.same is the case between Kasargod and Mangalore...
stations.12617 Mangala express distance between Feroke and CLT is 8 KM but running time 36 min.Again 12618 Mangala from Pattabi to SRR distance is 11 KM but train will take 1 hr to pass this distance.So much wastage of time.There are some of the examples for mockery of time management.Slack time is OK, if it is a single line.But for train with a dedicated double line ahead, what to tell.Moreover SR shall adopt and implement a strict policy that SF trains shall have minimum 30 KM distance between adjacent stops.Unless SR give away "frog in the well "attitude and bring professionalism in the management,we the travellers will continue to suffer.

Jan 26 2015 (14:21)
MCPNBR~   2062 blog posts   101 correct pred (88% accurate)
Re# 1334615-55            Tags   Past Edits
Well said. Nobody is interested to look into the real revamp of TT. Each year the new TT will be a copy paste of old except here and there. The new trains will be inserted just depends on the availability of the slot and not based on actual requirement.
Any changes to the time table also will be objected by the local passenger associations. Also they need stop each and every place for long distant SF trains.
Now the new promise is after electrification more trains and save in running time.
But nothing will happen may be they will reduce 10minutes running time for each trains.

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Dec 12 2014 (08:26)   Inspection tomorrow

rdb*^   129377 news posts
Entry# 1304886   News Entry# 204444         Tags   Past Edits
S.K. Mittal, Commissioner of Railway Safety, Southern Circle and Bangalore, will carry out safety inspection of the newly laid double line between Mulanthuruthi and Piravam Road on Saturday. The inspection is part of commissioning the 11.25-km stretch. The double line can be thrown open for traffic only after getting clearance from the Commissioner.

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Dec 13 2014 (20:04)
BKS   19 blog posts
Re# 1304886-3            Tags   Past Edits
What is the use?.Even if doubling of entire stretch between Mangalore and TVM is completed,Malabar Express will continue to follow same TT when it was introduced!!!so is others.SR seldom cares for time wasted.
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Nov 07 2014 (18:05)   12617/Mangala Lakshadweep SF Express | TCR/Thrissur (Trichur) (4 PFs)

BKS   19 blog posts
Entry# 1270028            Tags   Past Edits
I am unable to book tatkal ticket between TCR and KAWR in 12617,Ernakulam-Nizamuddin,Mangala Express.It is showing not available .Is tatkal booking stopped in 12617.

Nov 07 2014 (18:32)
AKGarg*   22845 blog posts   2010 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1270028-2            Tags   Past Edits
Book it From TCR to KKW and de-board at KAWR.
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Aug 20 2014 (18:40)  

12658 Chennai Mail*^~   9160 blog posts   22988 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 1192896            Tags   Past Edits
Dear All
For pax not traveled ( both e tkt / PRS ) from an intermediate station, when d train dep. deep in the nite. how to file TDR ?
As per rule TDR should b filed, for pax not traveled, within 2 hrs of train's dep. from pax boarding station.
How to find internet centre at odd hrs ( for e
tkt ).. probably PRS also closed.

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Aug 21 2014 (00:38)
BKS   19 blog posts
Re# 1192896-4            Tags   Past Edits
I would like to get a clarification regarding TDR from experts to an issue happened with me.I booked two SL tickets in Mangala Express thru IRCTC on two consecutive days(7th and 8th) from Kawar to Thrissur in last February.The departure time for Mangala from Karwar as per timetable is 2038 hrs.On 7th,Mangala was late and arrived Karwar at 0015(of 08/02).So I applied for TDR at 0040 hrs (after maintenance time(2330-0030hrs) for IRCTC) claiming that train was late.I believed that I can file TDR only if train was late by more than three hrs.Same thing repeated with my 08/02 ticket also.That was also filed for for TDR with same reson.To my shock, both TDRs were rejected.Their reply I quote"
we regret to
inform you that refund is not admissible as informed by Enhanced Coaching Refund System developed by Center for Railway Information Systems (IT Arm of Indian Railways) implemented in Indian Railways stating '(Train Delay:0, ActDep: 07/02/2014 20:38 )TDR TIME OUTSIDE LIMIT FOR PNR - 22553XXXXXX' and the reason being : "TDR was filed beyond the prescribed time limit."
I would like to know,what is meant by" actual dep" for that day, whether it is 2038 hrs(as per TT) or 0015 hrs(when train arrived KAWR).
From where my TDR Zero time starts?
In their reply, train delay:0 is written what is this?

Aug 21 2014 (01:05)
indiagenie   2393 blog posts   2354 correct pred (90% accurate)
Re# 1192896-5            Tags   Past Edits
It seems that in their records, the train was not delayed at all. Hence you missed the time window. And since it was never late, you filed TDR too late to claim anything back.
I dont know if you have any other recourse left in this case. Other learned members may be able to help with next steps, if any, to get your money back.

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Aug 21 2014 (01:28)
Iri rules are different in different cases^~   81853 blog posts   5227 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1192896-8            Tags   Past Edits
Mangala for 2 days continously 3 hour late ?

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Aug 21 2014 (06:33)
Guest: 7dfd24a0   show all posts
Re# 1192896-10            Tags   Past Edits
for all such situation, it's always advisable to take a screenshot from ntes. the time limit of 2 hrs begins after charting till 2 hrs of ACTUAL departure from the station. u can still file an online RTI and get the desired info and claim refund. you can also write ur complaint to pgportal and care@irctc.co.in

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Aug 21 2014 (22:12)
BKS   19 blog posts
Re# 1192896-12            Tags   Past Edits
In my case as you people told,TDR time started from 0015 hrs(when Mangala actually left Karwar) and I was well within 2hrs time frame(I filed TDR at 0040hrs) for filing TDR. I will get RTI filed and get the departure time of Mangala at Karwar station on 07/2&08/02.Let us see what happens.
Aug 01 2014 (12:24)   MAJN/Mangaluru Junction (Mangalore) (3 PFs)

BKS   19 blog posts
Entry# 1175608            Tags   Past Edits
Land levelling activities are going on between Mangalore junction and Thokkur stations.Is there any plan for doubling the track in this stretch?Can anybody give information please.

Aug 01 2014 (12:26)
JOSH*^~   13485 blog posts   15239 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1175608-1            Tags   Past Edits
Manglore Surathkal doubling has been proposed in this budget..

Aug 02 2014 (10:03)
Guest: 7fd8a02c   show all posts
Re# 1175608-2            Tags   Past Edits
It is a part of the ongoing SRR-MAJN-Thokur doubling works.
General Travel
Aug 01 2014 (01:17)   22633/Thiruvananthapuram Central - Hazrat Nizamuddin SF Express

BKS   19 blog posts
Entry# 1175389            Tags   Past Edits
Travelled in this train on 30/08 from Thrissur to Karwar.Train arrived Thrissur at 2050 hrs aganist a scheduled time of 2000 hrs,reached Shornur at 2130 hrs.At Kozhikkode it arrived 10 min before time.Kannur it reached 0005 hrs,waited for 20 minutes for scheduled departure.Mangalore this train arrived at 0200hrs,30 minutes before time.It departed 5 min late at 0245 hrs and reached on time at Udupi at 0345 hrs.Finally my destination, Karwar,eventhough its scheduled arrival time was 0658 hrs,this beast made home at 0625 hrs,almost 35 minutes in advance. I could cover the journey in just 9hrs 30 min, which is unimaginable during monsoon time in Konkan.I will give excellent rating as far as speed is concerned.Really Rajadhani class train in terms of speed.Kudos to locopilots,even during showers they maintained top speed.If given free hand, journey time can further be reduced with proper time management.Only problem is,most of the coaches are grand...
old ICF ones.Hope to get LHB coaches soon.

Aug 01 2014 (11:10)
Warrier is BACK*^~   6075 blog posts   113 correct pred (51% accurate)
Re# 1175389-1            Tags   Past Edits
It was supposed to rum with LHB coaches....but they are currently somewhere in TN
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