New Refund rules from Railways effect from 12/11/2015 - Ticket cancellation has become costly
is Central government is very harsh on the traveling public?
is IR becoming money vending system for govt more than public service/transport system?
Senior citizens are most affected in cost percentage during cancellation. Senior citizens the cancellation charges have to be lowered by 50 %.previous cancellation charges have to be adopted.
A Small RF Session at Vasco :-
After reaching home post a tiresome journey yesterday morning, today had to go to Vasco to drop my Dad at Vasco Railway Station onboard 18048 VSG HWH Express till MAO, post which he is supposed to be onboard 22633 TVC NZM Express till PNVL.
Having reached the Station at 06.45 am sharp , we took the tickets, a VSG MAO M/E URS ticket costing 30 bucks for my Dad and a Rs. 10/- Platform Ticket for myself and entered the station premises. As usual Humming of EMDs from the freight line welcomed us as it does for any passenger who enters Vasco. But the Humming of EMDs is a “Morning Suprabhat” for any
Even as the clock stuck 07:10, starter was yet to be given thanks to 12780 Goa Express slowing entering VSG PF 2 hauled by KJM WDM 3A 13037. A few moments back, a pair of KJM WDM 3A twins shunted 1731+6 VLKN VSG Express to Pit Line.
Once 12780 Goa Express had berthed itself onto PF 2, starter was given and Amaravathi Express gave a nice honking and started its onward journey to Howrah.....
Even before 18480 was off from my view , KJM WDM 3D #11519 had parked itself onto the now Vacant PF 1 with Vasco Kulem Passenger in tow...
Was there a rush in Amaravati ?
There was a moderate rush as per the write up of SV Sir.
This is just a humble request to you all please don't call the newly introduced Rajdhani as Goa Rajdhani better to call it just MAO Rajdhani.
There are 2 major railheads in Goa MAO and VSG. A true Goa Rajdhani should have served both these places. Vasco is the largest city of Goa most of the migrated citizens in Goa reside at Vasco and many are from North India too for whom this would have been a boon.
It really feels sad as a Railfan to be a part of a such an important city for Goa which has little to no importance for IR at all. I had written a pgportal grievance months back asking for a VSG NDLS Rajdhani and
And very soon coming another blow to the face of VSG.
All Goa Peoples can demand for VSG - QLM section merger with KRCL
Any Guesses Which Loco will Honour Goa Rajdhani??
May be Via Main , Srr
Actually I am not at all interested in this Rajdhani. But I think most probably will be an EMD from either KJM/GOC shed even Pune is possible.
Brand New KYN EMD can also Honour
Kulem VSG Passenger arrives on PF 1 @ VSG @ 08:15 hrs. Now it will lie idle till its 13:10 dep for Kulem...The rake had a good rest for about 12 hours at Kulem n this was its first service.
Note the serious underutilisation of resources here.
This is amongst the most popular passenger yet SWR neglects it....No water in toilets , stinking coaches and broken seats are amongst a few that neither SWR nor IR is dealing with....
Hence it is suggested that DEMU rakes be plied...
Shatabdhi express between Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada.
They are toying with increasing unnecessary hopes.
As far as zone is concerned they will make it into a power play I am sure by the end of this 5year period in last midterm budget,they will announce zone . At that time it will zone calling zone, we will have wait for another 3years may be from here on.
The same is happened and happening with GR div.
Before election RM announced gr division, still the division is in papers, it has not come out of CR.
Two rakes of Goa Express shunted side by side in Pit line. One rake will be used for today's run n one for tomorrows run...
No idea bro but I guess we can give a try , let's ask opinion from others as well :)
How is this possible?
was 1 rake cancelled?
Becoz the rake that aarives @ morning 6 leaves for NZM @ 3 noon.
Its the spare rake for Goa express
The rake which arrived today morning departs tomorrow afternoon for NZM. Spare rake is kept at VSG.
Is there really a use of spare rake?
I think it has similar timings as of Konark Express! Does Konark express too has spare rake?
Very less there will be use of seperate rake....
Hardly during fog time it will be helpful,and this year along with many trains the freq is reduced from daily during fog period.
Even goa slip exp i.e UBL-NZM dont have spare coaches.
During Fog time it has a major role,
Karnataka express has a spare rake as well
this train can extend up to VASCO-DA-GAMA its more useful
Sourav, I am asking you, whether VM or PDY can handle 3-4 hour cleanup for a UBL-VM/ PDY on a regular basis? I am not asking any big favour for this SWR train. Let us not get into too many technicalities of primary maint, secondary maint, pit line, etc.
SR and SWR are getting free run of a CR train, by using Chalukya rakes. SWR is happy as it has distrubed their own zone people,by slowing down this train.
Why SR or SWR is not running any train (don't say weekly via Salem)? People are breaking their backs in the Krishnagiri-TV Malai road, which is the worst road I have ever seen in my life.
But, coming to the point, why SR can't give some water and clean up the train at VM or PDY for this UBL train?
straight answer Is no. SR has union probs . This answer will solve all ur queries regarding SR. SR employees are not efficient.
Excellent reply. I never expected such a reason.
Then how SR trains are maintained? Assuming the efficiency levels to be correct, will they become more inefficient if they work on SWR train?
Citing this inefficiency, can we write to CR to terminate Chalukyas at YPR itself and not to send their trains to TEN and PDY?
there are many ocassions where SR Suffered due to unions. Can u say single MAS division train well maintained apart from MYS shatabdi. ? Don't say it as a maintenance. You are very much welcome to terminate.
See nilgiri s condition now. It was superb when it was with PGT/SA. now see the condition
Many times MAS rajdhani has went without reservation charts. Do u know that ? There are many other incidents which I'm not privileged to say out.
Let us not get into problems, for which we cannot propose any solutions. This discussion is about timing/ TT of a UBL-MAS spl and landed somewhere else. Still, I am not convinced about why this UBL train cannot start from MS or go any other nearby stn for cleanup and return?
Yes. My family is serving railways for almost 120 years sir. I 'll ping SR problems in a private message. Then you will get a clear idea
Sorry, if I had hurt you emotionally. Let us leave it at this point.
Arrival at VSG is 6.30 please correct it admins.
Today after a long time arrived Vasco Da Gama bang on time. Kudos to SWR hopefully it performs the same in future.
Finally some good use of its double diesel link ie. GY twin Alcos.
It must be a very lucky day for its passengers today thanks to SWR once again.
Today after nearly 15 days train performed great. 10 minutes early at Vasco a Miracle.