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Blog Posts by Kedar Joshi
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★★★  Info Update
Mar 09 2016 (21:44)   SUR/Solapur (5 PFs)

Piyush S~   1552 blog posts   65 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 1762170            Tags   Past Edits
Hotgi - Tilati doubling completed. New railway station is constructed at Tilati. Railway safety commisioner has given Green Signal to travel trains on new track.

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Apr 05 2016 (18:03)
Kedar Joshi   397 blog posts   4 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 1762170-53            Tags   Past Edits
Hotgi Bypass is more imp for Bangalore Bound trains from that part of KA.

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Apr 06 2016 (11:08)
Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4044 blog posts   294 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1762170-55            Tags   Past Edits
Only two pair of trains sir from bjp towards gr
Basava and Ubl-Sc exp.. It is also imp, but priority should be given to daund by-pass first then to hotgi..
But in actual it is happening in reverse. I see much progress in HG than DD

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Apr 09 2016 (16:58)
Kedar Joshi   397 blog posts   4 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 1762170-57            Tags   Past Edits
Right now it might be two pairs but why it is imp means if this bypass happens then there will be more connectivity to HK region. i mean more trains can be added. but as usual CR SUR doesn't want this to happen.

Apr 11 2016 (09:16)
Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4044 blog posts   294 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1762170-58            Tags   Past Edits
This HG by-pass is in good progress, i'll try to capture latest pics next time during my bjp trip

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★★  General Travel
Nov 03 2015 (11:38)   BIDR/Bidar (3 PFs)

skumarvkulkarni~   1627 blog posts
Entry# 1636342            Tags   Past Edits
Few pictures taken at Bidar by Tejaswi

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Nov 03 2015 (14:23)
Kedar Joshi   397 blog posts   4 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 1636342-3            Tags   Past Edits
Agree but KHNP Pit line will bear all maintenance for Bidar trains.

Nov 24 2015 (21:50)
Mysuru Express~   430 blog posts   3 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1636342-5            Tags   Past Edits
pit lines are used for maintenance of rakes and not to wash human waste

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★★★  Site-Related
Aug 21 2015 (16:22)  

Charm Vanished*^~   20633 blog posts   19691 correct pred (77% accurate)
Entry# 1570613            Tags   Past Edits
With a very heavy heart I share with you all the untimely demise of our senior and popular admin Shri Anil Garg /members/profile/13408 today noon. He was a thorough gentleman. A kind hearted soul and always ready to extend a helping hand to the needy ones. He was socially active with many NGOs. Expressing my heartfelt condolences. May his soul rest in peace.
Funeral: August 21, 2015 at 05:PM, Cremation Grounds, Ram Bagh, Barnala
After cremation rituals: Aug 23rd, 2015 at 07:00 AM Cremation Grounds, Ram Bagh, Barnala
Prayers(Rasam Kirya/Antim Ardass): September 2nd, 2015
===== GENERAL NOTE FOR ADMINS & Members =====
Admins /members who desire to offer their condolences the family of late Sh Anil Garg at Barnala, please follow it. The last prayers will be held at SHAANTI HALL, RAM BAGH, BARNALA. It is around one kilometer, both from Railway Station and Bus Stand. Please try to reach before 12:00 noon. As per norms strictly enforced by BARNALA MAHAPANCHAYAT, lunch is served till 1:00 PM only and kitchen doors of Shaanti Hall are closed at 1:10 PM. From 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM you have time to offer your condolences to the bereaved family. 2:00 PM till 2:40 PM is reserved for Bhog of Shri Garuda Puran and last prayers. So please adjust accordingly. I'll feel obliged if you convey your plans to me via private post.
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For those, who are unable to come at Barnala a "Mourning Assembly" to pay homage to our most respected and honourable admin Shri Anil Garg will be held at "Hotel Regalia Retreat, E-72, Greater Kailash, Part-1, Hansraj Gupta Road, New Delhi- 110048, at 6:00 PM on September 9th, 2015. It is a small session of 20 minutes only. Admins /Rail fans may come and pay homage. Written / printed condolence messages from admins/rail fans will be delivered to the family of Sh Anil Garg.
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(2) Two Photographs of last rituals at Cremation Ground: /blog/post/1570613

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Aug 25 2015 (09:24)
Kedar Joshi   397 blog posts   4 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 1570613-140            Tags   Past Edits
RIP Sir.

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General Travel
Jun 02 2015 (17:37)   12286/Hazrat Nizamuddin - Secunderabad Duronto Express

Kedar Joshi   397 blog posts   4 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 1496923            Tags   Past Edits
One of the worst Train to SC. I am surprised how late it can reach SC. Filthiest train ever. Caterers were asking tip for lot many things. This train should be called as Duronto Passenger. One of the worst train in SCR.

1 posts - Tue Jun 02, 2015

Jun 02 2015 (17:40)
brandonbuffard^~   11166 blog posts   6008 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1496923-2            Tags   Past Edits
so can u tell that Andhra Pradesh exp/SC rajdhani exp is better than this train?

Jun 02 2015 (17:50)
Thanks SWR   3894 blog posts   15 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1496923-3            Tags   Past Edits
very bad...
it is supposed to be one of the best train,especially in terms of catering and food than SBC raj and SC raj
Yes pantry guys used to take money but at end of journey nly they ask for tips and upon request they used to provide extra food also.
May be catering vendor change might have made u this coment.....very bad
most of time it arrives early to SC outer and reaches SC on time,some thing wrong with controlling it seems

Jun 02 2015 (17:50)
Kedar Joshi   397 blog posts   4 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 1496923-4            Tags   Past Edits
I can tell KSK is much better than this Duronto Passenger LOL

Jun 02 2015 (17:52)
brandonbuffard^~   11166 blog posts   6008 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1496923-5            Tags   Past Edits
a big insult for SC drnt..

Jun 02 2015 (17:52)
Kedar Joshi   397 blog posts   4 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 1496923-6            Tags   Past Edits
May be one bad day. It was Hygiene conditions which also made me feel this. Sc-VKB pass is much cleaner than this Duronto passenger. LOL
General Travel
Jun 01 2015 (20:09)   12286/Hazrat Nizamuddin - Secunderabad Duronto Express

Michael Massey   23 blog posts   144 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 1495687            Tags   Past Edits
Posting again as i posted the previous msg in trn trip.
Travelling from nzm to sc: Live blogging :).
Train left 3-4 mins late. AC in 2A was not functioning properly but once the train started moving fast then it got better. I wonder if there is a generator car in this train and is that the reason for it. Or might be due to Delhi's heat and to add to it, the door was opening/closing quite regularly.
snacks immediately we left nzm. The frooti was warm :(, the water was warm, tea/coffee was pre-made and no flasks were given for it, mithai was nice, the sandwich lacked mayonnaise :).
Crossed mathura on time. Reached agra around 10-15 mins late. Crossed agra and after travelling for half an hour, the train is not stationary for around 30-40 mins. Wonder what might be the cause. Also, the train stopped at agra on a mid line.
Will try to post as we go :).
the train stopped right before a river, i guess the chambal. And later it raced on.
Now again, we are just at trotting speed...after crossing rairu.

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Jun 02 2015 (17:34)
Kedar Joshi   397 blog posts   4 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 1495687-3            Tags   Past Edits
Hey I was in this train too yesterday to SC from NZM.
Predictions: 48
confirm: 48
rac: 0
wl: 0
Journey: Mon Jun 01, 2015 @ 15:45
Class: Sleeper - SL   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 252
Travel: NZM/Hazrat Nizamuddin   to   SC/Secunderabad Junction   |   1659 km / 1659 km
12286/Hazrat Nizamuddin - Secunderabad Duronto Express
Entry# 1449294

Posted by: Kedar Joshi   397 blog posts   4 correct pred (66% accurate)
PNR: 274-xxxxxxx    |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: Apr 30 2015 (20:28)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 42 (Booking Status: W/L 133,GNWL)
Passenger 2: Waitlist# 43 (Booking Status: W/L 134,GNWL)
Chart NOT Prepared

Please analyze this PNR, and predict the final Charting Status. Thanks.

Latest Status as of: Jun 01 2015 (14:49)
Passenger 1: SE1,59 [UB]/Coach Position:9 (Booking Status: W/L 133,GNWL)
Passenger 2: SE1,61 [MB]/Coach Position:9 (Booking Status: W/L 134,GNWL)

Jun 01 2015 (14:34)
Maniaco*^~   2356 blog posts   220208 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1449294-1            Tags   Past Edits
★★  General Travel
Mar 16 2015 (16:10)   GR/Gulbarga (4 PFs)

skumarvkulkarni~   1627 blog posts
Entry# 1398339            Tags   Past Edits
RTI Reply for revenue of few stations in Gulbarga district which went to SCR in financial year 2013-14 (last fiscal)
Sedam--> 150 crores yearly
Malkhed--> About 270 crores yearly
Bidar--> 15 crores yearly
Tandur is not in Gulbarga dist its revenue is 115crores in 2013-14...
So with all these earlier RTI of Gulbarga, Wadi, Shahbad stations was 375 crores in 2013-14...
Gulbarga Division's total revenue may be between 1500-2000 crores in 2014-15 for sure (as it includes Bijapur, Bagalkot, Yadgir, Raichur districts also for which data yet to be collected)

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Mar 18 2015 (11:38)
Kedar Joshi   397 blog posts   4 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 1398339-34            Tags   Past Edits
After seeing all these RTI replies I fear GR will be earning more than UBL revenues. And UBL might be hiding its Face in disgrace as non performer and SWR HQ. lol:):)

Mar 18 2015 (11:42)
Djoko out~   1808 blog posts   683 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 1398339-35            Tags   Past Edits
UBL also should be having good freight revenue, UBL has Iron ore mines near Hospet, Tornagallu, Ballary. Also they have Vasco Port.
So I dont think UBL will have too less revenue, but they may not have good Passenger revenues.

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General Travel
Feb 28 2015 (23:09)   06542/Pandharpur - Yesvantpur SpecialFare Special | YPR/Yesvantpur Junction (6 PFs)

Piyush S~   1552 blog posts   65 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 1382849            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks to South Western Railway for this first direct train to Pandharpur. It is really useful for all pilgrims.

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Mar 01 2015 (10:27)
Kedar Joshi   397 blog posts   4 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 1382849-6            Tags   Past Edits
So you accept SUR divn is worst

Mar 01 2015 (11:16)
Piyush S~   1552 blog posts   65 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1382849-7            Tags   Past Edits
Hehehe... Not like that... Every division unable to fulfill passengers requirements...

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Rail News
Rail Budget
Feb 25 2015 (07:24)   Railway Budget: Kalaburagi-Bidar rail line needs more funds

rdb*^   124811 news posts
Entry# 1379061   News Entry# 213861         Tags   Past Edits
40 per cent of work on the 104-km line yet to be completed, though it began in 2000
People of the Hyderabad-Karnataka region hope that the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government will support projects sanctioned by the United Progressive Alliance government and release more funds for ongoing projects in the Railway Budget to be presented on Wednesday.
The new projects include the Kalaburagi Railway Division, rail coach factory at Yadgir, and the Wadi-Gadag rail line providing direct connectivity between the Hyderabad-Karnataka region and the Bombay-Karnataka region.
major project which is lingering since 2003 due to the scanty allocation of funds is the Kalaburagi-Bidar rail line.
The foundation stone for the line was laid in 1999 by Bangaru Lakshman. Work began in 2000 and it was expected to be completed in 2005. Ten years later, around 40 per cent of the work on the 104-km line is yet to be completed. The project cost, estimated at Rs 4 crore per km initially, has doubled.
Officials maintain that hard rock and undulating landscape delayed construction of a bridge across the Bennethora stream and a 1.5-km long tunnel that passes below the mountain at Margutti.
A railway official said there was need for funds to lay the remaining stretch of rail line between Kalaburagi and Hallikhed- K.
The line will not only serve the two cities in north East Karnataka, but also act as a connecting point for the northern and southern stretches of railway lines. It will also be the second line to link Eastern and Western Railway, apart from the Mumbai-Secunderabad line. If properly utilised, the line will reduce the travel time between south India and Delhi by around 400 km and cut the travel time by around eight hours, says Khaji Arshed Ali, former MLC.
When M. Mallikarjun Kharge was the Railway Minister, he persuaded the Railway Board to accede to the demand for a new railway division and attach it to South Western Railway. The work on constructing facilities for the division has been handed over to Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. All that is required now is the nod from the Railway Ministry and board and funds.
Another important project is the construction of a pit-line in Khanapur near Bidar that will turn it into a junction. It will have a servicing centre for railway bogies, enabling the railways to start trains from here. Apart from strengthening railway infrastructure, it will lead to the expansion and development of the city.
Work on the pit line is on, and officials say it will be complete before May.
“We also demand that new lines be laid between Bidar and Vikharabad, Latur-Bidar and Nizamabad,” says B.G. Shetkar, president of the Bidar Chamber of Commerce and Industries.
Increasing the frequency of trains between Bidar and Hyderabad, and Bengaluru and Mumbai, were other demands, he said.
Bhagwant Khuba, MP, says he has requested Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to start a new train between Tirupati and Shirdi.

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Feb 25 2015 (10:33)
Kedar Joshi   397 blog posts   4 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 1379061-2            Tags   Past Edits
2017 Trains are supposed to run Boss. As per our calculations not official though!!!

Feb 25 2015 (10:36)
Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4044 blog posts   294 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1379061-3            Tags   Past Edits
Ya that will be good for north bound train and hope 16229/30 and 16571/2 will be diverted via this new route

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General Travel
Jan 08 2015 (10:04)   GR/Gulbarga (4 PFs)

skumarvkulkarni~   1627 blog posts
Entry# 1333981            Tags   Past Edits
I do not know why Railway board is delaying since Govt of Karnataka shares 50% of cost for all developments in Ka... RB should approve the construction work of division office at Gulbarga soon...
The Railway Board has not yet cleared the proposal for taking up the construction of the infrastructure facilities for the proposed Railway Division in Kalaburagi at a cost of Rs. 90 crore submitted by the Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL).
Divisional Railway Manager, John Thomas, told a District level vigilance and in-charge committee review meeting of the centrally assisted programmes chaired by former Railway Minister and Leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha, M. Mallikarjun Kharge in Kalaburagi on Wednesday, that once the railway board gives its green signal the construction work would begin.
The Jurisdiction of the proposed new railway division at Kalaburagi coming under the South Western Railways has also been finalised, Mr. Thomas said. Mr. Kharge who sought the details of various railway works taken up in Kalaburagi said that the proposal was mooted by the then Railway Board member and the new Chairman of the Railway Board, A.B. Mittal and hoped that he would clear the proposal at the earliest.
He said that he had already spoken to Mr. Mittal after he took over the charge as the new chairman and raised the issue of ongoing railway projects and pending railway projects in Karnataka in general and Kalaburagi in particular. “Mr Mittal has assured that he would look into all these issues”.
The Railway Department officials said that the State government should release Rs. 132 Crore due to the railways as share of the State government for the Kalaburagi-Bidar Railway line project to speed up the work. Railways, out of its share of Rs. 422 crore has already spent Rs. 404 crore. Of the State’s share so far, only Rs. 290 crore has been released.
The Bidar-Kalaburagi Railway line is expected to be completed by December 2016. They also said that the work on the proposed Railway Over Bridges in Kalaburagi would be executed as scheduled and the pit-lines in Kalaburagi and Bidar railway stations would also completed as scheduled.
The Railway officials present in the meeting said that the tenders for the construction of the Railway Bogie Construction factory at Kadechur in the outskirts of Yadgir would be opened on January 12 and after finalising the tenders, the work orders would be issued within two months. The construction of the coach factory would be completed by December 2016. The estimated cost of the factory was Rs. 90.91 crore and the tender for Rs. 69 crores has been floated now.
Deputy Commissioner, Vipul Bansal said that 6-acre additional land sought by the railways for doubling work at Gangapur railway station would be given to the railways at the earliest and also meet the sand requirements of the railway projects without any delay. The KUWSDB Executive Engineer Ashok B Madyal agreed to provide 2 lakh litres of water every day to Kalaburagi Railway Station to meet the demand at the two pit-lines as and when the railways gave the proposal.
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Jan 08 2015 (13:19)
Kedar Joshi   397 blog posts   4 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 1333981-2            Tags   Past Edits

Jan 08 2015 (14:48)
skumarvkulkarni~   1627 blog posts
Re# 1333981-3            Tags   Past Edits
DVS should have kept fund s for division office at Gulbarga poor fellow...he was not good anyhow hence shown door :-)

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