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Blog Posts by Muthuswamy Kothandaraman
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Feb 20 2017 (11:35)   56884/Villupuram Tirupati Passenger (UnReserved) | TNM/Tiruvannamalai (3 PFs)

Muthuswamy Kothandaraman   12 blog posts   4 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2171580            Tags   Past Edits
Guys, how is the crowd in this train on a week day, say Monday? I am planning to take my family to tpt, some of them are senior citizen, want to check if we can get seats on boarding at TNM.
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May 13 2016 (14:21)   12677/KSR Bengaluru City - Ernakulam SF InterCity Express | CRLM/Karmelaram (2 PFs)

Muthuswamy Kothandaraman   12 blog posts   4 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1844524            Tags   Past Edits
Hi Guys, Is there any overnight parking available for 2 wheeler? I need to leave my vehicle here and take a train, and take the vehicle back next day. Thanks

May 13 2016 (14:26)
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Re# 1844524-1            Tags   Past Edits

May 13 2016 (14:28)
nump421~   1048 blog posts   1035 correct pred (91% accurate)
Re# 1844524-2            Tags   Past Edits
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Apr 25 2016 (11:15)   12028/KSR Bengaluru City - Chennai Central Shatabdi Express

8 Mail 8 Shatabdi   233 blog posts   48 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 1819213            Tags   Past Edits
Has any member/admin travelled in this train recently? Are the in-coach TVs still present? (I mean the TVs that are there in the middle and not for every seat)

Apr 26 2016 (10:16)
Muthuswamy Kothandaraman   12 blog posts   4 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1819213-1            Tags   Past Edits
I traveled 2 weeks back and tv sets are not there.. looks like they are removed. Even in trains like lalbagh, ICE also dont have tv's now. not sure what is the reason, but this was a great entertainment, which we are missing now.

Apr 26 2016 (20:41)
8 Mail 8 Shatabdi   233 blog posts   48 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1819213-3            Tags   Past Edits
Oh. Hope those TVs are back. Yes, they were a good source of entertainment (especially on Shatabdi)
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Apr 13 2016 (14:42)   HSRA/Hosur (3 PFs)

Muthuswamy Kothandaraman   12 blog posts   4 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1801526            Tags   Past Edits
Guys any idea if there is a car parking facility available at HSRA? I need to leave my car and take 12677 and return after 2 days. How safe it is and how about parking charges?

Apr 13 2016 (14:45)
Tejas*^~   6403 blog posts   4338 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1801526-1            Tags   Past Edits
There is a parking facility at HSRA but not sure if you can park your car there for 2 days. There is a huge 2 wheeler stand where I have often seen hundreds of bikes parked by daily commuters who park from morning to evening.
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Aug 28 2015 (10:55)   12608/Lalbagh Express

Muthuswamy Kothandaraman   12 blog posts   4 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1576170            Tags   Past Edits
Can you please let me know what are the coaches with bus like seating arrangement (back to back seat instead of facing each other)? as I feel they are comfortable and one doesn't struggle to stretch the legs. Appreciate if we can get same information for Brindavan and SBC-MAS intercity express as well!! Thanks in advance !

Aug 30 2015 (19:56)
12658 Chennai Mail*^~   8841 blog posts   22075 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 1576170-1            Tags   Past Edits
It is back to back seats except seat nos. 1 - 12, which faces each other

Aug 31 2015 (09:34)
Muthuswamy Kothandaraman   12 blog posts   4 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1576170-2            Tags   Past Edits
I dont think all coaches are back to back. Yesterday I traveled in Lalbagh from chennai... As far as I observed D1 to D6 had back to back seats. D7, D8 had seats facing each other. dint observe other coaches.
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Apr 27 2015 (11:11)   Not possible to have Chennai - Tiruvannamalai train

Muthuswamy Kothandaraman   1 news posts
Entry# 1445027   News Entry# 222327         Tags   Past Edits
திருவண்ணாமலை- சென்னை இடையே பயணிகள் ரயிலை இயக்க வாய்ப்பில்லை எனவும், ரயிலை இயக்கும் அளவுக்குப் பயணிகள் வருகை இல்லை எனவும் திருச்சி கோட்ட ரயில்வே மேலாளர் ஏ.கே. அகர்வால் தெரிவித்தார்.
திருவண்ணாமலை ரயில் நிலையத்தில் பயணிகளுக்காக செய்யப்பட்டுள்ள அடிப்படை வசதிகள் குறித்து ஆய்வுசெய்ய ஏ.கே.அகர்வால் செவ்வாய்க்கிழமை
திருவண்ணாமலை வந்தார். ரயில் நிலையத்தின் ஒவ்வோரு பகுதிக்கும் சென்று ஆய்வு செய்தார்.
ரயில் நிலைய நடைமேடையில் உள்ள குடிநீர் குழாய்களில் தண்ணீர் வருகிறதா என்பதை ஆய்வு செய்த அவர், பயணிகள் காத்திருப்பு அறையில் உள்ள வசதிகள், ரயில்
நடைமேடையின் பராமரிப்புப் பணி, ரயில்வே ஊழியர்களுக்கான குடியிருப்புகள் கட்டும் பணி ஆகியவற்றைப் பார்வையிட்டார். அப்போது, திருவண்ணாமலை ரயில்
நிலைய நடைமேடையின் நீளத்தை நீட்டிக்க வேண்டும் என்று ரயில்வே ஊழியர்கள் கோரிக்கை விடுத்தனர்.
அதற்கு பதில் அளித்து அகர்வால் கூறுகையில், தற்போது அதற்கான தேவை இல்லை என்றும், நடைமேடையை நீட்டிக்க முடியாது என்றும் பதில் அளித்தார்.
பின்னர், செய்தியாளர்களின் கேள்விகளுக்குப் பதிலளித்து அவர் கூறியதாவது:
பாண்டிச்சேரி- ஹவுரா விரைவு ரயில், திருவண்ணாமலையில் நின்று செல்லும் அளவுக்கு பயணிகள் வருகை இல்லை. எனவே, அந்த ரயிலை திருவண்ணாமலையில்
நிறுத்த முடியாது.
அதுபோல, போதிய பயணிகள் இல்லாத காரணத்தால் திருவண்ணாமலை-சென்னை இடையே பயணிகள் ரயில் இயக்க வாய்ப்பில்லை. இங்கு சரக்குகளை ஏற்றி, இறக்கும்
பணியில் ஈடுபடும் தொழிலாளர்களுக்குத் தேவையான குடிநீர், இடவசதி செய்து தரப்படும் என்று அவர் தெரிவித்தார். பின்னர், போளூர் ரயில் நிலையத்தை ஏ.கே.அகர்வால்
ஆய்வு மேற்கொண்டார்.
No possibility of introducing train between chennai and tnm, coz of poor patronage.
No possibility of having stop here for howrah-pdy train coz of poor bookings from tnm

Apr 28 2015 (00:29)
A True Rail Fan   615 blog posts   173 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1445027-1            Tags   Past Edits
If stoppings not given for Tiruvannamalai then how come bookings will happen from the station? First let the Trichy division DRM should take the following steps and then he can talk about the patronage... Reducing the irritating slack time/Revising the TT (Still TT not revised even MPS increased 2 yrs back)/Run the trains in peak hours (Presently most of the trains running in odd hours), See the TT, Almost all the express trains runs on Tuesdays and the express trains traffic is more on Tuesdays only (Basically South people will look Tuesday sentiments and won't travel on those days, So the time table set by railways make us to think that there might be a bus lobby/Still there is no daily express service for this route. VM-KPD is such a potential line and still it is under utilised by IR. HOPE IN NEAR FUTURE THIS WILL CHANGE AS SOON...
AS POSSIBLE ... Let the new DRM of Trichy division should act swiftly on this...

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May 09 2015 (16:00)
rajeshkumar101de   13 blog posts
Re# 1445027-5            Tags   Past Edits
Definitly we need trains between tiruvannamalai to chennai
this shows how our indian goverment developments towards backward areas
We introduced means definitly passengers streanth is Sure incresing
Daily lakhs of people are travelling this rout via bus the bus fessilities are also so varst
least plz Exten train fessilities to Arakonam Or Chengalpattu
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Apr 18 2015 (19:53)   BLRR/Belandur Road (1 PFs)

Muthuswamy Kothandaraman   12 blog posts   4 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1433812            Tags   Past Edits
Current train timings

3 posts - Sat Apr 18, 2015

Apr 18 2015 (20:14)
Muthuswamy Kothandaraman   12 blog posts   4 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1433812-4            Tags   Past Edits
Hello, thanks. Looking at the timings chart at the station, and the arrival departure IRI, many trains are missing in IRI schedule. You can please check it and add the missing trains to the list. It will help for the many like me, who these days started using train as road traffic within bangalore is a big mess.

Apr 18 2015 (20:35)
☆❖☆ कर्नाटक संपर्क क्रांति☆❖☆^~   4021 blog posts   3499 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1433812-5            Tags   Past Edits
According to your pic 56514 is B'lore-Nagore passenger but now it is till Karaikal so maybe the board is old (I don't have any info about these trains and stations)

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Apr 18 2015 (20:51)
☆❖☆ कर्नाटक संपर्क क्रांति☆❖☆^~   4021 blog posts   3499 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1433812-7            Tags   Past Edits
It has been updated now, please check

Apr 19 2015 (11:38)
SKM*^~   30429 blog posts   67754 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 1433812-8            Tags   Past Edits
according to official sites this train 56513 skips BLRR . and question about halting there some Tech problems like signal track clearance train may be halted there

Apr 24 2015 (12:57)
danishld   21 blog posts   39 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1433812-9            Tags   Past Edits
Please confirm whether #56242 will stop in BLRR or not?..

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Apr 15 2015 (12:13)  

Muthuswamy Kothandaraman   12 blog posts   4 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1429384            Tags   Past Edits
Any idea why 12607 lalbagh MAS-SBC is arriving late at KJM and SBC for past few days? It use to be 10-15 mins late norrmally but for past 2 weeks there have been delay of more than 1 hr for many days. Any specific reason behind?
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Dec 17 2014 (20:24)   16021/Kaveri Express

Muthuswamy Kothandaraman   12 blog posts   4 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1311156            Tags   Past Edits
Hi, may I know which platform does it arrives at kjm When coming from Chennai towards SBC.. By chance does it arrives at pf 4 which is near to main road so that climbing steps can be avoided!? Please help, accordingly I have to plan to receive my elderly guest.
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