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Feb 25 2017 (17:55)  

Kunal Rathi   496 blog posts   353 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 2178073            Tags   Past Edits
what is VIKALP? How does it help?

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Feb 26 2017 (22:37)
Need MAQ to Interior KA trains~   1876 blog posts   700 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2178073-3            Tags   Past Edits
Has anyone really got it through Vikalp, I haven't seen any1 getting it though read about it ??
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Feb 25 2017 (17:23)   BYPL/Baiyyappanahalli (2 PFs)

Foamer~   1303 blog posts
Entry# 2178043            Tags   Past Edits
Bengaluru-Hassan Intercity Express' new rake. And also Kudla Express' (?).
Today I spotted 3 brand new rakes stabled at BYPL yard. 2 ICF rakes and 1 LHB rake.
1. One of them is
for Bengaluru-Hassan Intercity Express via the new line as per news report /news/post/294551. It had many Deen Dayalu coaches.
2. The 2nd ICF rake too had many Deen Dayalu coaches. Maybe for Kudla Express - the day train proposed between Bengaluru and Mangaluru via the new line.
3. The 3rd rake was a LHB one with sleeper and AC coaches. Maybe if Kudla Express is started as night train, they may use for it (?).
Most of the Deen Dayalu coaches had ECR markings - 2017 made. Some of them CR and NER - 2016 made. The LHB train had CR markings - 2016 made.
P.S.: Kudla is what Tuluvas call Mangaluru as, hence the name.

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Feb 26 2017 (13:26)
Need MAQ to Interior KA trains~   1876 blog posts   700 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2178043-6            Tags   Past Edits
What happened to UBL-SBC-MYS Chamundi clone exp, it was supposed to start running from Sankranthi time in Jan, any news about it too ??

Feb 26 2017 (13:30)
Foamer~   1303 blog posts
Re# 2178043-7            Tags   Past Edits
This was the last I heard about it /blog/post/2094229
Maybe one of these is a rake for that train.

Feb 26 2017 (13:37)
Foamer~   1303 blog posts
Re# 2178043-8            Tags   Past Edits
Or Roshan Bhat sir would be knowing about that train intro. Maybe he can shed some light on this when he reads your comment.

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General Travel
Feb 24 2017 (18:39)   14715/Sri Ganganagar - Tiruchchirappalli HumSafar Express

Finish NS to KPLH quickly🙏🏻~   301 blog posts   56 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 2177164            Tags   Past Edits
Has this train been given 0025 departure at SGNR only for the sake of morning arrival at BKN, PUNE & KJM? And has this HS been given too many stops?

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Feb 26 2017 (11:19)
Need MAQ to Interior KA trains~   1876 blog posts   700 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2177164-19            Tags   Past Edits
Sir is it practically not possible to have Full AC trains running without EOG, just using Dynamos to generate electricity to run the AC for each coach, similar to the ICF AC coaches ??

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Feb 26 2017 (11:35)
WELCOME JBP ET OHE OMG 😲 AGAIN~   10935 blog posts   14 correct pred (47% accurate)
Re# 2177164-21            Tags   Past Edits
This could be and sf pure lhb coaches have been made but r under trail

Feb 26 2017 (11:48)
Heartbroken by Indias Loss~   2130 blog posts   73 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 2177164-22            Tags   Past Edits
With the advent of HOG technology,it seems RDSO isn't too keen on retrofitting dynamos in each coach.

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Feb 26 2017 (11:58)
A good day ahead~   2356 blog posts
Re# 2177164-26            Tags   Past Edits
Yes. With the normal self-generating ICF coaches, full AC rakes have run on several occasions. They are just finding it problematic to add the technology to LHB coaches. Some trials have been made, partially successful ones, but RCF abandoned these efforts in favor of HOG.

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General Travel
Feb 21 2017 (18:33)   06538/Yeshvantapur - Dharwad Special Express

Need MAQ to Interior KA trains~   1876 blog posts   700 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 2173313            Tags   Past Edits
Atlast SWR runs a Special useful for Karnataka !!! Should have been on Friday which has huge rush instead of Thursday. Y couldn't they run it till Miraj so that places like Kudachi, Gokak, Ghatprabha & Belagavi get a useful train to Bengaluru, or atleast it could have been run till BGM.
Is YPR-Pandharpur Spl cancelled or it also running ?? If still running, then two Specials on Thursday while just RC and MAS-Vasco on Fridays in which we never get confirmed tickets.

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Feb 21 2017 (18:40)
Need MAQ to Interior KA trains~   1876 blog posts   700 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2173313-2            Tags   Past Edits
SWR should regularize this Special with departure from YPR on Fridays.

Feb 21 2017 (18:49)
12752   730 blog posts   4 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 2173313-3            Tags   Past Edits
on the occasion of maha shivaratri..they might have started it on Thursday instead of running it on Friday as Friday is holiday for most of the people

Feb 21 2017 (18:51)
Need MAQ to Interior KA trains~   1876 blog posts   700 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2173313-4            Tags   Past Edits
Oh yes, I completely forgot it.

Feb 21 2017 (19:30)
Swarna Express   40 blog posts
Re# 2173313-5            Tags   Past Edits
they should run every week sir. all zones run special except SWR.

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Feb 26 2017 (11:32)
Need MAQ to Interior KA trains~   1876 blog posts   700 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2173313-7            Tags   Past Edits
When will SWR open its eyes to the demands of locals !!! Sleeper Class is WL4/RAC102 for todays run though bookings started only 3days back, while for 16590 Rani Chennamma not a single berth available.
Departure: Sat Feb 25 2017 @ 09:00
16579/Yesvantpur - Shivamogga Town Express
Trip# 104297    Traveller: Vijeth Bharadwaj*^~    Linked PNR Entry# 2176793
Class: 2nd Sitting - 2S
From: YPR/Yesvantpur Junction
To: ASK/Arsikere Junction
3 wishes
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Feb 25 2017 (10:07)
Need MAQ to Interior KA trains~   1876 blog posts   700 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2176793-11            Tags   Past Edits
Happy Journey:)
Please check the progress of construction of tracks/PF-3,4 at Tumakuru and doubling of TK-ASK section especially Tiptur-ASK.

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Feb 26 2017 (10:33)
Need MAQ to Interior KA trains~   1876 blog posts   700 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2176793-20            Tags   Past Edits
Why have they halted it for 50mins for a single crossing at Kardi ??
General Travel
Feb 24 2017 (16:29)   14716/Tiruchchirapalli - Sriganganagar HumSafar Express

Venkat వెంకట్   2299 blog posts
Entry# 2177035            Tags   Past Edits
49 kmph avg speed ? Why this train given such a slow TT. Banswadi - Tumkur just 79 km why it needs 3 hr 20 min ??

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Feb 26 2017 (10:13)
Need MAQ to Interior KA trains~   1876 blog posts   700 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2177035-17            Tags   Past Edits
It could have easily run via YPR without change in TT improving patronage.

Feb 26 2017 (10:29)
A good day ahead~   2356 blog posts
Re# 2177035-18            Tags   Past Edits
Quite a lot of traffic at YPR in the morning hours due to incoming and outgoing trains. Probably they wanted to avoid the reversal process. SWR has rejected speed-up of several trains earlier mentioning morning congestion at YPR.
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Feb 24 2017 (08:04)   Bengaluru-Hassan broad gauge line may open next month

rdb*^   126143 news posts
Entry# 2176314   News Entry# 294636         Tags   Past Edits
MYSURU: After nearly 21 years, the Bengaluru-Hassan broad gauge line may be operational from mid-March 2017. The project for the 172-km stretch between Bengaluru and Hassan was sanctioned in 1996 when HD Deve Gowda was the Prime Minister.
In 1996, the project cost was Rs 295 crore but now due to delay for various reasons, including land allotment and sanction of money, it costs Rs 1,289.92 crore. Once operational, the travel distance from Bengaluru to Hassan will be reduced by 50km via Arsikere and about 87km via Mysuru. The distance between Bengaluru and Hassan is 259km via Mysuru and 213km via Arsikere.
new line will connect Bengaluru (starting point Chikkabanavar) with Hassan via Nelamangala, Kunigal, Yediyur and Shravanabelagola. The track is almost parallel to National Highway 48 (Bengaluru and Mangaluru). The Hassan-Shravanabelagola line, a 44km stretch, was opened in 2006, but the project didn't proceed until 2010 due to shortage of funds and land. The project gained momentum in 2010 when the state government agreed to bear half the project cost and by then, railways had spent Rs 335 crore.It will also reduce the travel time between Bengaluru and Mangaluru. The 368-km route from Bengaluru will be 10.5 hour till Mangaluru and will help the existing route via Mysuru and Hassan which takes nearly 12 hours and Arsikere and Hassan take 11.15hours. The new line will also help devotees going to Shravanabelagola.
It was a long-pending demand of the Jain community.
The Commissioner for Railway Safety (CRS) conducted statutory inspection of the section from Nelamangala to Shravanabelagola. The section from Bengaluru and Nelamangala on one end and Hassan and Shravanabelagola on the other has already been commissioned for passenger traffic. The stretch from Nelamangala to Shravanabelagola will be operational after CRS authorization.
Sanjiv Agarwal, divisional railway manager, Bengaluru Division, South Western Railway, said, "For most projects, funding and land are the two bottlenecks. There was no proper assured funding for this project and there were some land issues which were later resolved. Now, we're awaiting authorization from the Commissioner of Railway Safety. We require more staff, at least 100 to start with."

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Feb 24 2017 (11:03)
Need MAQ to Interior KA trains~   1876 blog posts   700 correct pred (71% accurate)
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There is no connectivity from MAQ to any of the cities of Karnataka other than SBC. MAQ should get trains to Gulbarga via ASK, BAY, RC and Vijayapura via UBL, GDG.

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Feb 24 2017 (13:40)
irifan2015   461 blog posts
Re# 2176314-11            Tags   Past Edits
I fully agree. As this post is on Hassan line, I did not elaborate. For running a train from MAQ to GR/BAY/BJP, non availability of this line is not the reason. For recovering huge investment made, rlys should run more trains and not introduce any new hurdles.
To get more acceptability of a train linking SBC-Hassan area towards coastal Karnataka, can we insist a train from SBC to Ratnagiri/ Sawantwadi via Hassan, majn?

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Feb 23 2017 (19:55)   14715/Sri Ganganagar - Tiruchchirappalli HumSafar Express

SGNR HS Inaugural 27 Feb^~   78858 blog posts   5089 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 2175891            Tags   Past Edits
news confirmed
27 feb inaugural run.
GMNWR Confirmed news also.
दक्षिण भारत से जुड़ने को तैयार,श्रीगंगानगर-तिरुचिरापल्ली हमसफ़र रेल की 27 फरवरी से होगी शुरुआत

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Feb 24 2017 (12:20)
Need MAQ to Interior KA trains~   1876 blog posts   700 correct pred (71% accurate)
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It could have easily run via YPR, there is loads of slack between Banaswadi-Tumakuru-Arsikere, even if it runs via YPR there need not be any change of TT.

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Feb 22 2017 (09:21)   New Bengaluru-Hassan line commissioning next week; Prime Minister invited for inauguration

Anurag WAPAHOLIC~   846 news posts
Entry# 2173862   News Entry# 294500         Tags   Past Edits
Hassan-Yeshwantpur Intercity Express is the first confirmed train to run after the formal inauguration, the date for which is yet to be announced
BANGALORE: Former Prime Minister and Hassan Lok Sabha member H.D. Deve Gowda will invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the new Hassan-Bengaluru line. “The Railway Minister (Suresh Prabhu) desires that the line be opened by the Prime Minister and [has] requested me to extend a formal invitation. I’m going to Delhi tomorrow and try to speak the Prime Minister or intimate this to his office,” Mr. Deve Gowda told on Tuesday.
after coming to power, Mr.Modi had promised to complete the line on priority; it still took about three years. “I am not going to blame anyone for the inordinate delay of 22 years for the completion of the line,” said Mr. Deve Gowda, who had sanctioned the line when he was PM.
The 110-km Nelamangala-Shravanabelagola railway line, part of the new 166-km Bengaluru-Hassan line, is set to be commissioned by South Western Railway (SWR) on February 28. This follows authorisation given by A.K. Manoharan, Commissioner of Railway Safety, Southern Circle, who inspected the line and conducted speed trials between February 6 and 10. Ashok Gupta, chief administrative officer, Construction, SWR, told The Hindu that the commissioner on Monday issued authorisation to run passenger trains with a maximum speed of 80 kmph.
With this, the hope of the people of Hassan and coastal regions for the shortest rail route to Bengaluru has come true. The project had been announced by Deve Gowda way back in 1996, but the work progressed at a snail’s pace, partly owing to non-availability of land and mostly because of meagre fund allocation by the Railways.
Sharing the cost
In 2010, the then Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa decided to share the cost of ongoing as well as new Railway projects to sped up the work. More funds from the Railways came when D.V. Sadananda Gowda was Railway Minister.
SWR’s chief public relations officer E. Vijaya said the commissioning would be done with a trial run of a passenger train on the section on February 28. The formal inauguration would be done depending upon the dates acceptable for the dignitaries.
New train
As of now, SWR has planned an intercity express between Hassan and Yeshwantpur, leaving Hassan at around 6 a.m. and reaching Yeshwantpur at 9.30 a.m. In the return direction, the train would leave Yeshwantpur at around 6 p.m. and reach Hassan at 9.30 p.m. It is tentatively scheduled to halt at Chikkabanavar, Kunigal, Yediyur, Balagangadhar Nagar, Shravanabelagola and Channarayapatna.
Meanwhile, the zone has sought the Railway Board’s permission to re-route the yet-to-be-introduced Train No. 16575/576 Bengaluru-Mangaluru Kudla Express via the new route. Mr. Sadananda Gowda had announced this train in 2014 to run via Mysuru.
Ms. Vijaya also said three goods trains between Mangaluru and Bengaluru would be diverted via the new section after February 28.
Manpower allocation
Since it is a large section, SWR requires at least 120 workers, including 60 tracks-men and about 35 stations masters. The zone is in the process of identifying personnel for posting and the process could take about a fortnight, Ms. Vijaya said.

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Feb 22 2017 (16:51)
Need MAQ to Interior KA trains~   1876 blog posts   700 correct pred (71% accurate)
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They will take another 20years to complete CMNR-SKLR new line.

Feb 23 2017 (20:05)
Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4077 blog posts   301 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2173862-11            Tags   Past Edits
They may take up few years agree, but not 20 years as that of HAS-YPR new line. Required land for this line was held by liquor baron Vijay Malya for decade, because of his Kunigal Stud farm. Once he went out of India, SWR moved in fast pace acquired pending land and completed it. But where as for CMGR-SKLR line, there are no hurdles and now Railways are also serious and completing many projects at good pace, Hope it would complete soon, as DRU-CMGR line already commissioned.
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Feb 21 2017 (18:04)   06538/Yeshvantapur - Dharwad Special Express | DWR/Dharwad (4 PFs)

Ballari Express~   1238 blog posts   6 correct pred (50% accurate)
Entry# 2173279            Tags   Past Edits
Tatkal Special Train between YPR-DWR-YPR

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Feb 23 2017 (19:25)
Need MAQ to Interior KA trains~   1876 blog posts   700 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2173279-2            Tags   Past Edits
I too checked 2days back but wasn't listed in IRCTC.
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