slight change in tenali-gudur section too early arrival in all stns by 3-5 mins
Return it may speed up little bit
A jam packed train across the year ... Why doesn't IR introduce few weeklies along this route? for example: Tata - Trivandrum Central
Sir, At least few weeklies can be introduced.
No END to END travelers in top 5 popular booking routes for this train. So mostly of the bookings for chennai and Katpadi only.
Your love towards CJ is nice...but have you checked facts and political demand about making CJ as alternate station for starting new trains ??
Also is there any proposal from SR to make CJ as a express train starting station ??
CJ is dominated by bus , the sad fact is CJ is not connected properly in TN itself , since it has strategic location on SBC highway , everyone prefres bus than train . The main reason why i say CJ can be terminal is many north indians who comes to MAS loves to visit CJ temples , Similarly lots of Kannadigas visit CJ for shopping (since its a famous silk hub)and temples , So if a train starts from CJ and proceed to other states via PER byepass is double bonanza for everyone.
Regarding SR view on CJ : In MAS division only MAS/MS has pit lines. MAS division is least bothered about the other places. The other cities like Hyderabad got Kacheguda as new terminal same way SBC
CJ for sure helps many. Not only Kannadiga, even many Telugus who visits Tirupati goes to Kanchi. But here question is with out locals demand which pressurizes politicians to take up issue at higher level it wont work. Political support only moves things further in railway issue.
If there is a strong demand from CJ surely it can be terminate place for many train which are coming from Karnataka, Andhra atleats. But question who cares ??
Yes thats the prob here , the biggest problem here is the INS Rajali which stops the electrification , SR clearly mentioned only after the issue gets solved CJ will get more trains , That case is going on now ., Till that time SR planned to construct one more line from Takkolam and join MAS-JTJ line near a place called Melpakkam. That's why it could not proceed further. Once the new line gets completed then it may be good for CJ.
Sir ye koi authentic data nahi hota ,, jo pnr railyatri site pe add hote hai sirf unke he hisab se ye data tayar kar leti hai railyatri website , real me kitne pax kaha ke lie book hue wo data sirf IR ke pass rehta hai
But that small portion electrification is pending from many years. But with proper political pressure the issue can be taken up at Railway board level. Small portion electrification is threat means no one can do any thing. I think this issue not properly addressed.
In view of national interest this small portion electrification should be done...Its not only effecting CJ , its effecting many indian irrespective of state AND REGION.
If electrification is done then pressure CGL also will reduce.
That's also true. I have two observations with this train.
1. My travelling exp from MAS-RJY. That day 50% people got down at MAS and most of AC coaches occupied at MAS only. When i asked TTE for seat to RJY , he asked me u want in 3A or 2A as many vacant seats even after MAS. Actually its a saturday night when Godavari Puskaras going on. All trains to BZA,RJY,VSKP packed at that weekend due to Puskaras but this train still has many empty tickets at MAS.
2. Yesterday night i have current booking status of this train at MAS. It say NE for all classes. That means seats not available ?? Actually DHanbad to MAS its in GNWL so people can book many tickets to
1. Lots of passengers book in this train between PGT, CBE onwards till Chennai . I have travelled quite afew times in season as well as off season and seen that it is well occupied.
2. During Sabarimala season between Nov-Jan, train is jampacked between Kerala-Andhra. Falling under PQWL you would usually find Regret status.
3. This train caters to lots of intermediate passengers eg : CBE to RJY Or ED to Sambalpur etc etc. I had raised an issue in the PG portal and the response i got that this train usually runs jampacked till end.
4. Even though the train might be almost vacant after Katpadi while coming from DHN, most of the
travelled in this train recently from chennai to vijayawada train is too slow
only express train running between MAS and CBE
Passing of the buck amongst railway zones continues !!!. I had simply raised a concern/suggestion on this train being slow in the pg portal and as usual and ordinary response from them !
Though the train belongs to ECR they say it travels only 38km in their zone. SER says that Tata-Allp covers a distance of 395 Kms. with speed of 46/50 kmph in their zone
So going by this logic ECoR, SCR & Southern railway should be responsible for improving its time!!! If we write to them they would say that this train does not belong to their zone ! So ultimately no one is responsible !!
Grievance Description : I would like to draw the attention of the ministry to the problems faced
Can't agree with you more Sir. Yes this one was one of the famous jokes which we have all heard. Nobody wants to take ownership and responsibility. Another example is the case of GRP & RPF. Lots of incidents happen but both these parties keep on fighting about their jurisdiction !!!
This train should be transferred to SR with Primary Maintenance at ALLP. Pretty sure SR will get this speeded up and converted into SF..
Expect this be delinked and run as two independent trains in different routes!!!!!
The delinking proposal was apparently turned down by the railways citing operational & resource constraints !!!
Possibilty of considering again
Hope this happens. It would be really good. What is amazing to know is that there are only 3 daily trains from east india to South (beyond BZA) apart from DHN-Allp.... the other two are chennai mail and coromandel !!!
Like how HWH-MAS daily,HWH-YPR daily,HWH-SC daily there must be HWH-TVC daily to
ECR can delay the start of this train to 12 pm. Because MAS can't receive till 3am in the mrng, it can't be speeded up in SCR unless MAS accepts. EcoR vskp can receive at 11 am i guess instead of 9:30 am. It will avoid OT of HWH - YPR as well. It will trail HTE - YPR all the way from RNC. It will automatically get speeded up.
in SCR it is having 26halts and has avg speed of 46kmph.
I feel if halts were not removed speeding up is not possible
bcz skipping train saves lot of time where as halt needs min 5 mins to enter loop,halt and clear the loop
true, but you know that removing halts is a herculean task :). Currently bcoz of slack, it takes almost 16 hrs from vskp - mas. Slack is mandatory bcoz of other zone constraints. If it get speeded up in SCR, it will end up at MAS at mid night. In return, again, i don't think ECoR VSKP will change its arrival timings to 14:20. otherwise, 7 hrs between BZA - VSKP would have been sufficient with the existing halts.
झारखंडको रेलवे बोर्ड ने नई ट्रेन का तोहफा दिया है। 26 कोच वाली यह ट्रेन हटिया से एर्नाकुलम तक चलेगी। यह वेल्लोर होकर एर्नाकुलम (केरल) जाएगी। इसी महीने बोर्ड इसके संचालन का सर्कुलर जारी करेगा। दो महीने पहले रेलमंत्री सुरेश प्रभु से उनके रांची दौरे के दौरान सीएम रघुवर दास
No such news has appeared in any of the mainstream english papers. Also not sure whether any such train is being planned to run in this route.
RAILFANNING AT MY HOMETOWN!
It was saturday the 25th of July, when I set off for Kolkata. I reached Dhanbad Junction at 10:00 AM so to click some photographs of Dhanbad Junction. I was aiming for the 12988 Ajmer-Sealdah Superfast and planned to avoid the 13152 JammuTawai-Kolkata Express.
The PRS came to life and announced that both of the train were delayed by over an hour. Still wanting to avoid the 13152 I took a stroll along Platform number 1, and clicked a few snaps.
As it can be seen, it was a beautiful overcast morning, with occassional torrential downpour. The station drenched in the rains looked very fresh and was an eye-soother.
Well it is not exactly Sealdah's fault. The confluence of so many railway lines at Dum Dum Jn doesn't make things easy for the Sealdah Control room. Priority is obviously given to the local trains, over the long running trains. However there is always room for improvement.
If HWH can manage surely SDAH can as well!
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On last Saturday i started to Rajhamundry to take a Dip in godavari water on the occasion of Puskaraalu which comes 12 years once. I have booked my ticket in MAS-VSKP via NGNT exp upto VSKP and want to get down at RJY. MAS-VSKP GNWL for VSKP only. My 3AC ticket ended up with RAC. Then started from OMR where my residing, its 27 km from chennai central railway station. Normally it takes 1 hr in normal time. I started 1 hr 30 min back from home. Suddenly huge rain, Every where traffic stopped, my cab struck on the roads, Finally managed to reach MAS by 21:25. Started running to catch train, due to rain the the floor slippy not able to walk quickly. But the train left 21:20 it self as
I dont have internet connection at time. I filed it on next day. I dont know how much i will get.
Nil Refund....Railway ki mee dabbulu donation icharu...
ponile....target achieved. Aa time lo going to rjy is prime focus
Meedi chala visalamaina udhramaina manasandi...