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Mar 12 2014 (16:49)   BYPL/Baiyyappanahalli (2 PFs)

Siraj Hussain   42 blog posts   206 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 1022117            Tags   Past Edits
Baipanhalli Metrostation.... Topview...

Mar 12 2014 (17:47)
Vijeth Bharadwaj*^~   1538 blog posts   11224 correct pred (92% accurate)
Re# 1022117-1            Tags   Past Edits
a star for ur post

Mar 14 2014 (17:31)
Siraj Hussain   42 blog posts   206 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 1022117-2            Tags   Past Edits
thank u sir..
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Feb 12 2014 (13:50)   Railway Budget 2014: List of new trains

maheshdhanavade10   13 news posts
Entry# 992906   News Entry# 167724         Tags   Past Edits
Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge has introduced 72 new trains in the Rail Budget 2014. These include 17 Premium trains, 38 Express trains, 10 Passenger trains, 4 MEMU and 3 DEMU. Three trains will be extended and frequency of same number of trains will be increased. Following is the list of new trains introduced:
Premium Trains:
i Howrah - Pune AC Express (Bi-weekly) via Nagpur, Manmad
Budget 2014: List of new trains
The 72 new trains include 17 Premium trains, 38 Express trains, 10 Passenger trains, 4 MEMU and 3 DEMU.
ii. Kamakhya - New Delhi AC Express (Weekly) via Chhapra, Varanasi
iii. Kamakhya - Chennai AC Express (Weekly) via Malda, Howrah
iv. Mumbai - Howrah AC Express (Bi-weekly) via Nagpur, Raipur
v. Mumbai - Patna AC Express (Bi-weekly) via Khandwa, Itarsi, Manikpur
vi. Nizamuddin - Madgaon AC Express (Bi-weekly) via Kota, Vasai Road
vii. Sealdah -Jodhpur AC Express (Bi-weekly) via Mughalsarai
viii. Yesvantpur - Jaipur AC Express (Weekly) via Gulbarga, Pune, Vasai Road
ix. Ahmedabad - Delhi Sarai Rohilla Express (Tri-weekly) via Palanpur, Ajmer, Rewari
x. Bandra - Amritsar Express (Weekly) Via Kota, New Delhi, Ambala
xi. Bandra (T) - Katra Express (Weekly) via Kota, New Delhi, Ambala
xii. Gorakhpur - New Delhi Express (Bi-weekly) via Lucknow, Moradabad
xiii. Katra - Howrah Express (Weekly) Express via Mughalsarai, Varanasi, Saharanpur
xiv. Mumbai - Gorakhpur Express ( Bi-weekly) via Khandwa, Jhansi, Kanpur
xv. Patna- Bangalore Express (Weekly) via Mughalsarai, Chheoki, Manikpur, Nagpur
xvi. Yesvantpur - Katra Express (Weekly) via Gulbarga, Kacheguda, Nagpur, New Delhi
xvii. Thiruvananthpuram - Bangalore (Yesvantpur) Express (Bi- weekly) via Erode, Tirupattur
Express Trains:
i. Ahmedabad - Katra Express (Weekly) via Palanpur, Jaipur, Rewari, Hisar, Bathinda, Amritsar
ii. Ahmedabad - Lucknow Jn Express (Weekly) via Palanpur, Jaipur, Bandikui, Mathura, Kasganj
iii. Ahmedabad - Allahabad Express (Weekly) via Jalgaon, Khandwa, Itarsi, Satna, Manikpur
iv. Amritsar - Gorakhpur Express (Weekly) via Saharanpur, Moradabad, Sitapur Cantt.
v. Aurangabad - Renigunta Express (Weekly) via Parbhani, Bidar, Vikarabad
vi. Bangalore - Chennai Express (Daily) via Bangarpet, Jolarpettai
vii. Bandra (T) - Lucknow Jn Express (Weekly) via Kota, Mathura, Kasganj
viii. Bareilly - Bhopal Express (Weekly) via Chandausi, Aligarh, Tundla, Agra
ix. Bhavnagar - Bandra Express (Weekly) via Ahmedabad
x. Bhavnagar- Delhi Sarai Rohilla Link Express (Weekly)
xi. Gandhidham - Puri Express (Weekly)
xii. Gorakhpur - Pune Express (Weekly) via Lucknow, Kanpur, Bina, Manmad
xiii. Guntur-Kacheguda Double Decker Express (Bi-weekly);
xiv. Howrah - Yeswantpur AC Express (Weekly)via Bhubaneswar, Gudur, Katpadi
xv. Hubli - Mumbai Express (weekly) via Bijapur, Sholapur
xvi. Hyderabad - Gulbarga Intercity (Daily)
xvii. Jaipur - Chandigarh Intercity (Daily) via Jhajjar;
xviii. Kacheguda - Tirupati Double Decker Express (Bi Weekly);
xix. Kota - Jammu Tawi Express (Weekly) via New Delhi, Ambala
xx. Kanpur - Bandra (T) Express (Weekly) via Kasganj, Mathura, Kota
xxi. Lucknow - Kathgodam Express (Tri-weekly)
xxii. Manduadih - Jabalpur Express (Weekly) via Allahabad, Manikpur, Satna
xxiii. Malda Town - Anand Vihar Express (Weekly) via Amethi & Rae Bareli;
xxiv. Mannargudi - Jodhpur Express (Weekly) via, Jaipur
xxv. Mumbai - Chennai Express (Weekly) via Pune, Gulbarga, Wadi
xxvi. Mumbai - Gorakhpur Express (Weekly) via Gonda, Balrampur, Barhani (after gauge conversion);
xxvii. Mumbai - Karmali AC Express (Weekly) via Roha
xxviii. Nanded - Aurangabad Express (Weekly) via Purna, Parbhani
xxix. Nagpur - Rewa Express (Weekly) via Satna
xxx. Nagercoil - Kacheguda Express (Weekly) via Karur, Namakkal, Salem
xxxi. Pune - Lucknow Express (Weekly) via Khandwa, Bhopal, Bina, Jhansi, Kanpur
xxxii. Ramnagar - Chandigarh Express (Weekly) via Moradabad, Saharanpur
xxxiii. Ranchi - New Jalpaiguri Express (Weekly) via Jhajha, Katihar
xxxiv. Secunderabad - Visakhapatnam AC Express (Weekly) via Kazipeth, Vijaywada
xxxv. Santragachi - Anandvihar Express (Weekly)
xxxvi. Srigangnagar - Jammu Tawi Express (Weekly) via Abohar, Bathinda, Dhuri
xxxvii. Thiruvananathapuram-Nizamuddin Express (Bi-weekly) one day via Kottayam and one day via Allepey
xxxviii.Varanasi - Mysore Express (Bi-weekly) via Wadi, Daund
Passenger trains :
i. Bina - Katni Passenger (Daily)
ii. Dekargaon - Naharlagun Passenger (Daily) after completion of new line
iii. Gunupur - Visakhapatnam Passenger (Daily)
iv. Hubli - Belgaum Fast Passenger (Daily)
v. Jaipur - Phulera Passenger (Daily)
vi. Mannargudi - Mayiladuthurai Passenger (Daily)
vii. Punalur - Kanniyakumari Passenger (Daily) via Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram
viii. Sambalpur - Bhawanipatna Passenger (Daily)
ix. Tatanagar - Chakulia Passenger (Daily)
x. Tiruchendur - Tirunelveli Passenger (Daily)
MEMU Trains:
i. Anand - Dakor (Daily 2 services)
ii. Anuppur-Ambikapur (6 days a week)
iii. Delhi - Rohtak Passenger (Daily 2 services)
iv. Santragachi - Jhargram (5 days a week)
DEMU Trains:
i. Morbi - Maliya Miyana
ii. Ratlam - Fatehabad Chandrawati Ganj (Daily) after gauge conversion
iii. Rewari - Rohtak (Daily)
Extension of Trains
i. 14705/14706 Delhi Sarai Rohilla - Sujangarh Express to Jodhpur
ii. 15281/15282 Patna - Saharsa Express to Murliganj
iii. 15013 / 15014 Kathgodam - Bhagat Ki Kothi Ranikhet Express to Jaisalmer
Increase in Frequency:
i. 16571/16572 Bidar - Yesvantpur Express 3 days to daily
ii. 17225/17226 Hubli - Vijayawada Express from 3 days to daily
iii. 17319/17320 Hubli - Secunderabad Express from 3 days to daily

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Feb 12 2014 (14:39)
Siraj Hussain   42 blog posts   206 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 992906-2            Tags   Past Edits
Am interested on
Bangalore - Chennai Express (Daily) via Bangarpet, Jolarpettai :) Timing please?

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Feb 12 2014 (16:09)
Science is better than Engineering and Technology*^~   13734 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 992906-5            Tags   Past Edits
9 am is free slot i guess :P

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Feb 12 2014 (18:47)
Guest: 3bcffb64   show all posts
Re# 992906-7            Tags   Past Edits
May be between sbc mail and kaveri exp..... hope it must be a sf train

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Feb 12 2014 (19:55)
Siraj Hussain   42 blog posts   206 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 992906-9            Tags   Past Edits
from morning 8.10 to 3 from SBC we dont have any trains. I think it would be good. Considering the crowd for Chennai mail it would be wise to have it as Night Train... :)

Feb 12 2014 (19:57)
Siraj Hussain   42 blog posts   206 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 992906-10            Tags   Past Edits
it might be an Superfast or Express train.. Running hours between 6 to 730 hours. But definetly not a Radhani type :) My guess

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General Travel
Feb 07 2014 (12:24)  

Siraj Hussain   42 blog posts   206 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 987268            Tags   Past Edits
I happen to watch a few videos in Youtube on WAP4 and WAP7. Ideally the rear panto gets the power. However in those videos I see front Panto was raised. Is there any specific reason for it??

Feb 07 2014 (12:32)
↪ abbas*^~   4079 blog posts   450 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 987268-1            Tags   Past Edits
In winter season front panto is used.

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Feb 07 2014 (13:53)
Siraj Hussain   42 blog posts   206 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 987268-3            Tags   Past Edits
Is there any specific reason for it?

Feb 07 2014 (14:39)
Siraj Hussain   42 blog posts   206 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 987268-4            Tags   Past Edits
During winters, frost is a major problem. When the front panto is raised, it looks like this.. ">".. Now, any frost on the wires will be brushed aside by the panto in the forward direction, and the frost drops/particles will land outside the loco. However, if the rear panto is raised, it looks like "<", and here the frost particles will get deposited on the roof of the loco, which contains DBR and other valuable equipment. There is a risk of them getting damaged due to the frost deposited by the brushing action of the rear panto. For this reason, front panto is used in winter. However, this by no means
is a convincing explanation, and it cannot explain why front panto is not used in rainy season. This is a subject of intense debate, and we have not found any satisfactory explanation from even 2-3 loco pilots, with whom we have spoken. In fact, one may spot electric locos with rear pantos also in winter, though that's quite rare.
General Travel
Feb 03 2014 (16:46)   12657/Chennai Central - KSR Bengaluru City Mail (PT)

Siraj Hussain   42 blog posts   206 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 983354            Tags   Past Edits
Is there any chances of having Non AC LHB rakes for Chennai Bangalore Mail. (16257/16258) soon??? Eagerly awaiting for LHB rakes :)

Feb 03 2014 (17:20)
Vinay Bharadwaj*^~   4749 blog posts   953 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 983354-1            Tags   Past Edits
As of now no such updates Siraj... By the way its 12657 and 12658....

Feb 07 2014 (12:26)
Siraj Hussain   42 blog posts   206 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 983354-2            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks for the reply sir
General Travel
Jan 06 2014 (00:26)   16022/Kaveri Express

ktammiraju   3 blog posts
Entry# 956176            Tags   Past Edits
Very noisy train, looks like the coupling of the coaches is loose. I travel every week from Bangalore to Chennai and sleep is always disturbed by the noise. It is like a newly learning car driver driving a car and causing jerks while shifting gears. But it is iron...metal...clinking noise...while you are in sound sleep. Never noticed this kind of nuisance in other trains. Wish railway authorities make note of this and take appropriate corrective action.

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Feb 07 2014 (11:21)
Siraj Hussain   42 blog posts   206 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 956176-4            Tags   Past Edits
Yes Sir, you feel the jerk often during the journey...esp during departs and halts... VERY Uncomfortable. :(

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General Travel
Feb 06 2014 (23:06)  

Siraj Hussain   42 blog posts   206 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 986926            Tags   Past Edits
In this video a few WAP4s and WAP7 are hauling with fron Pantograph. Is there any specific reason for it. Thanks
General Travel
Jan 29 2014 (10:37)  

Siraj Hussain   42 blog posts   206 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 978106            Tags   Past Edits
Is there any changes in the Interiors of Non AC LHB Rakes? Team members got an oppurtunity to take a snap of it???
If so kindly upload the same....
Jan 06 2014 (14:22)  

Siraj Hussain   42 blog posts   206 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 956596            Tags   Past Edits
IRCTC site is most of the time it is down or very slow... esp from 10 to 12 in the morning and from 2 to 4 in the evening.. finding it very hard to book tickets online... :(

Jan 06 2014 (15:07)
arjuntemp   496 blog posts   48 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 956596-1            Tags   Past Edits
10 to 12 is Tatkal tym ; so its usual to have slow down,connection failure, payment failure etc.
2 to 4? Site often works fine in dis tym.
If ur journey is preplanned before 2 months den try to book at 8 am on ARP day.
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Dec 29 2013 (08:44)   Train blaze in Andhra kills 26 in their sleep

Prakash   73 news posts
Entry# 949565   News Entry# 162013         Tags   Past Edits
AC Coach Gutted,Short-Circuit May
Be Behind Tragedy
Chethan Kumar TNN
Kothacheruvu (Anantapur
district): At least 26 passengers
charred to death and 15
injured when a fire ripped
through an AC coach of the
Bangalore-Nanded Express early
on Saturday in the district,about
158km from Bangalore.The
fire,suspected to have started
with a short circuit,gutted an
AC-3-tier coach.
The fire could have spread to the
other bogies had the driver not
separated B1 coach from others
after stopping the train near
Kothacheruvu station.This helped
38 people escape the burning
compartment,though some
suffered injuries.
The train had left Bangalore
around 10.45pm on Friday and
the fire was noticed in B-1 coach
around 3.15am when it was
crossing Puttaparthi.Passengers
pulled the chain frantically.
The train did not stop
immediately.The driver stopped
the train a few metres before
Kothacheruvu after he noticed
the chain being pulled
repeatedly, said Sharanabasava,a
passenger who lost his wife and
another family member.
By 3.30am,smoke had engulfed
the entire B1 compartment,killing
26 passengers,including 12
women and two children.Many
died of suffocation as
unbreakable window panes
turned the burning bogie into a
death chamber.Only nine bodies
had been identified till late in the
evening.Fire extinguishers or
other safety mechanisms could
not be accessed,sources
said.Rescue workers pulled out
the charred bodies after the fire
was doused by 5am.At
6.45am,the train resumed its
journey without the B1 coach.
In the afternoon,some
traumatized survivors,who didnt
want to continue their
journey,were sent back to
Bangalore,Belgaum and
elsewhere by bus.The charred
bodies were sent to Victoria
Hospital,Bangalore,for DNA
tests.Railway minister Mallikarjun
Kharge,who rushed to the
spot,said the railway safety
commissioner would probe the
cause of fire.

Dec 29 2013 (17:39)
Siraj Hussain   42 blog posts   206 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 949565-1            Tags   Past Edits
I dont understand why most of the train mishaps are happening in AP...Are they Accidents or reported as accidents....
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Dec 29 2013 (08:53)   Safe coaches yet to be deployed

Prakash   73 news posts
Entry# 949106   News Entry# 162014         Tags   Past Edits
Mahendra Singh TNN
New Delhi: The major fire in the
Bangalore-Nanded Express
suspected to be caused by an AC
shortcircuit highlighted the
of cash-strapped
railways to run all its trains with
fire-resistant LHB coaches.
Today,we are using LHB coaches
in elite trains such as Rajdhani
and Shatabdi, an official
said,adding that railways has
failed to step up production of
German technology-based LHB
coaches,which have safety
system that could save lives in
such emergency situations.
The AC 3-tier coach B-1,fourth
from the engine,which had 67
passengers on board,caught fire
around 3.45 am when most
passengers and support staff
were fast asleep.
Sources said that soon after
driver noticed the fire,he stopped
the train that helped in detaching
ill-fated coach and preventing the
fire from spreading to other
The preliminary inquiry found
that electric shortcircuit near AC
unit was the cause of the fire,and
sensing this member (electrical)
Kul Bhusan was rushed to the
Railway minister Mallikarjun
Kharge,who visited the
site,described the incident as
tragic and most unfortunate.
Kharge also indicated that the
blaze was caused by an electrical
fault.The minister ordered an
inquiry by the Commissioner of
Railway Safety.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
expressed shock and grief at the
loss of life in the train accident in
Andhra Pradesh.
The coach caught fire as it
travelled from Bangalore to
Nanded,300km from
Hyderabad.An official said that
casualty is high as the exit doors
were locked while passengers
were sleeping.Also,the windows
of AC coach were covered with
bars,making escape all but
Toilet windows are the only ones
that have no bars and the spaces
and berths are narrow.
The tragedy is the second train
accident in the district.Last
March,25 passengers were killed
near Penukonda in the district
when Bangalore-bound Hampi
Express rammed into a stationary
goods train.

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Dec 29 2013 (17:38)
Siraj Hussain   42 blog posts   206 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 949106-7            Tags   Past Edits
People with Brain's bird should have reported this....
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