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13351/Dhanbad - Alappuzha Express (PT)
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Aug 25 (10:33AM)   Dhanabd to Bangalore        

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slight change in tenali-gudur section too early arrival in all stns by 3-5 mins

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Return it may speed up little bit
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Aug 24 (12:31PM)   13351/Dhanbad - Alappuzha Express (PT)        

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A jam packed train across the year ... Why doesn't IR introduce few weeklies along this route? for example: Tata - Trivandrum Central

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Sir, At least few weeklies can be introduced.
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Aug 25 (2:20PM)   13351/Dhanbad - Alappuzha Express (PT)        

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No END to END travelers in top 5 popular booking routes for this train. So mostly of the bookings for chennai and Katpadi only.

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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 ??

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Aug 26 (10:53AM)        

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Can you name the site??

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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.
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will get BYPL but Still SR is confused about terminal decision till last railway budget and no concrete decision was made. In 2014 DVS said RPM will be made 3rd terminal and no updates after that. So whatever representations made for AJJ/CJ/TRT went in vain. You can notice one interesting fact that JTJ (Yelagiri express and SBC express )and AJJ ( MAS-AJJ MEMU continues as AJJ-JTJ express after a 5 minute halt at AJJ) are only stations in MAS divsion to have an express train orginating apart from MAS/MS.

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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 ??

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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.

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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

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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.

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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
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Any ways as you told only IR have data but unfortunately they wont maintain.

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Few observations:
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.
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stations issue sleeper tickets allowing passengers to board the vacant berths thus giving a huge opportunity for railways for extra revenues.
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Aug 25 (12:27PM)   13351/Dhanbad - Alappuzha Express (PT)        

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Biggest secret revealed :P
Top 3 route for this train is from CHENNAI only.
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Aug 21 (3:28PM)   13352/Alappuzha-Dhanbad (Bokaro) Express        

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travelled in this train recently from chennai to vijayawada train is too slow

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And many halts

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yes

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only express train running between MAS and CBE
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Aug 20 (9:23PM)   13351/Dhanbad - Alappuzha Express (PT)        

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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 !!
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by travellers travelling by 13351/13352 Dhanbad-Alleppey Express, commuting by which is a tiresome experience. First, this train covers a distance of about 2,533 km in 57 hours at the rate of approximately 44kmph with a total of 97 halts. On most stretches in Jharkhand, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, it travels extremely slowly and is given very low priority. There is ample scope to reduce its running time anywhere between six and eight hours by removing halts at small stations, which are well-serviced by other trains, and by upgrading it to a superfast category. Even if stops cannot be reduced and upgradation cannot be done, still there is scope to reduce its travel time by cutting on the huge slack time in every state that it passes through . At an average speed of 44km/hour it is one of the slowest trains in India and passengers definitely deserve a better experience. Request you to consider speeding up this train for the overall benefit and comfort of the travelling passengers.
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Details : The subject matter examined. In Dhanbad division, the train 13351/52 runs for a very small patch of DHN-CRP section of 38 Km. Therefore, the matter of timing is related with other railways. However, suggestion for revision of timings will be forwarded for inclusion in time tabling meeting for the current year.

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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 !!!

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This train should be transferred to SR with Primary Maintenance at ALLP. Pretty sure SR will get this speeded up and converted into SF..

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Expect this be delinked and run as two independent trains in different routes!!!!!

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The delinking proposal was apparently turned down by the railways citing operational & resource constraints !!!

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Possibilty of considering again

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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 !!!

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Like how HWH-MAS daily,HWH-YPR daily,HWH-SC daily there must be HWH-TVC daily to

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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.

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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

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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.
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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...
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ने इसका आग्रह किया था। इस ट्रेन के मिलने से केरल और वेल्लोर जाने के लिए दो ट्रेनें हो जाएंगी। पहली एल्लेपी एक्सप्रेस दूसरी हटिया-एर्नाकुलम एक्सप्रेस।
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रांची रेल मंडल की पांच ट्रेनों में स्थाई रूप से 26 कोच लगाए जाएंगे। इसमें हटिया-एर्नाकुलम एक्सप्रेस, हटिया-यशवंतपुर एक्सप्रेस, हटिया-एलटीटी, हटिया-पुणे, रांची-एलटीटी एक्सप्रेस शामिल हैं। जिन ट्रेनों में कोच की संख्या बढ़ाई जानी है, उनका सर्वे पूरा हो चुका है। रिपोर्ट बन चुकी है। प्रपोजल जल्द ही रेलवे बोर्ड को भेजा जाएगा।

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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.
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Aug 04 (1:36PM)   12988/Ajmer - Sealdah Express (PT) | DHN/Dhanbad Junction (9 PFs) | HWH/WAP-7/30311        

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Aug 04 2015 (2:24PM)
12 shows HWH WAP4 22276 22286 arriving with 12988 at platform 1
Very soon, my return journey to DHN from HWH by 12340 HWH-DHN COALFIELD EXPRESS!

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Aug 04 2015 (2:07PM)
I put my head out and saw MGS WAP4 22587 22509 draw 12382 to a rest at platform no 2 beside my train
13,14,15 & 16 show the arrival of 12382 with MGS WAP4 22587 22509
Call it Deja-vu but I spotted MGS WAP4 22587 22509 next day at HWH station, shunting a LHB rake of the Poorva EXP
Very soon, my return journey to DHN from HWH by 12340 HWH-DHN COALFIELD EXPRESS!

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
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Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
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Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
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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.
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11:00AM sharp 53061 BWN-HTE passenger chugged in with a TATA WAM4, I couldnot take a picture as a freight train blocked the view as the passenger entered, simulataneously VSKP WDM3A 13282 chugged with the 12832 BBS-DHN Garib Rath. I was cursing the freight for a wasted oppurtunity,when all of sudden a twin-honk alerted me .I turned to see HWH WAP7 30311 pulling in 22387 HWH-DHN Black Diamond Express.
At 11:45AM the 68087 Bankura-Dhanbad came in,simultaneouslly 63522 GAYA-DHN-ASN memu chugged in.
At 12:00 sharp JAMMU-KOAA express came in. Majority of my fellow passengers got in, myself and the daily passengers waited on for the 12988 which the PRS announced would be arriving shortly. The daily passengers theorized that that 12988 would overtake 13152 sometime ahead, so it would be wise to wait for 12988. Why settle for Silver when you can get Gold,right!
An hour later we would be deeply regretting our decisions.
12988 came in with HWH WAP4 22286 at 12:15PM, I quickly scurried around looking for a seat. None, there was none, and none of the passengers around were inclined to share their precious seats. I stood at the door, amongst the commotion, hoping that I would get a seat at ASN. 1 hour of standing isn't such a bad deal ,right! Besides I was getting a beautiful view of the natural scenery and would be getting a good look at DHN trip Loco shed as the train would passby. I was happy.
The train waited and waited, would'nt start. Some of my fellow passengers started speculating that probably the incoming 12382 NDLS-HWH Poorva Express would be given track priority over the 12988 as Poorva was the senior train. An intimadating honk followed. I put my head out and saw MGS WAP4 22509 draw 12382 to a rest at platform no 2 beside my train. My heart sank! The daily passengers were right, Poorva would get track priority. I watched with a sad face, as almost all the daily passengers jumped ship to the Poorva. Only an old grumpy uncle remained. Like me he had purchased a ticket for SDAH. I stood there looking at probably two hour delay in my plans.
Half an hour went by, none of the two trains budged an inch. It was then a commotion was heard outside of the platform. I stepped out of the train,and went up to the Loco-Pilot to ask him about the cause of delay. What he said sank my heart!
What happened was that 13152 whilst passing through had tore open a piece of overhead wire with it's loco's Pantograph at Pradhankanta. Repairs were underway,it would take atleast two hours to get the wire functional again! I was devastated! In my imagination I could see the HWH WAP4 of the 13152 laughing out loud as it had prevented not one, but two of it's illustrious cousins to overtake it. The Jammutawai would reach KOAA on time, while the usually punctual 12988 and 12382 would reach their destinations atleast 3 hours late.
Meanwhile the 68088 Dhanbad-Bankura MEMU was ready to depart on it's homerun to Bankura, but was stuck at Platform 1A for the same reason. All these while Black and Garib Rath got shunted and 13352 ALLP-DHN express had arrived on Platform 7/8. Meanwhile the VSKP WDM3A was all over the place chugging around happily, honking heavily as if to remind us that it did'nt require the wires to move around.
It was 14:30PM.I was still conteplating the 13152's devillish act of jealously when suddenly there was a honk from one of the two WAP4s. I put my head out, and saw that it was ours.
Ours signal showed a faint yellow glow in place of the bloodish red, that was their until a few seconds ago. I turned to my right on hearing a noise and saw a mass immigration of passengers from the Poorva into our train. With a faint start, the train slowly started out of the platform. With multiple triumphant honks the WAP4 started accelerating out of DHN JN. We passed by Loco Shed but I wasn't interested anymore, I was simply too tired. The solitary WAP7 30311 was resting peacefully, two dirty MGS WAP4 lay as if dead, a very dirty rajdhani livered ancient MGS WAM4 was the only thing with it's panto on.
The end of the Dhanbad Loco Tank and the flash of green of the signal post were the sign that we were finally leaving DHANBAD behind.......and gradually speeding towards SDAH!
These are the clips that I clicked on that day:-
1,2 & 3 show WAP7 30311 getting ready to shunt the Black-Diamond Express
4 shows the BBS-DHN Garib rath in the background of the WAP7
4&7 are panoramas of DHN JN taken during a light shower.
5 shows 68088 ready for Bankura
6 Self Explanatory
8 & 9 show the unusually deserted trip Loco Shed from the platfrom
10&11 show the station during a light shower
12 shows HWH WAP4 22286 arriving with 12988 at platform 1
13,14,15 & 16 show the arrival of 12382 with MGS WAP4 22509
PS:- I reached SDAH at 19:00 hours that day. The train was stuck outside Dum-Dum Jn for a futher 1 hour.
The Poorva reached much before 12988
Call it Deja-vu but I spotted MGS WAP4 22509 next day at HWH station, shunting a LHB rake of the Poorva EXP.
Very soon, my return journey to DHN from HWH by 12340 HWH-DHN COALFIELD EXPRESS!

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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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Stunning wam4 incharge allepy express... at Gangaghat.
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Jul 20 2015 (2:22PM)   13352/Alappuzha-Dhanbad (Bokaro) Express | MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)        

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<<+++TRIP Report +++>>
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
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its right time 21:10. Then for minute all my plans are gone. Don't know what to do, then i have heard Allapy-Bokaro going to arrive at 21:55. Its Saturday night that Pusakaras season. Actually i have no hope but just wait there and kept hopes on god only :)
Then finally train arrive 10 min before time to pf. Asked coach attenders if there is vacancy in 3A or 2A, they said we don't know let TTE come. Finally in 10 min one white and white dress guy (TTE in early 30's ) coming our side. Many people along with me rushed towards for asking ticket. He told standard answer no tickets no tickets. After some time i asked , " Sir 2A also fine for me upto Vijayawada" . Then he replied , i am not AC TTE wait until him come.
After 10 min one Sardar Ji with balck and white coat came, finally i found the AC tte, its him. I want seat upto Vijayawada, he said in 2AC its there. Finally some relief. Surprisingly he is speaking good telugu, i told him as i misses train i dont have general ticket also, asked him what to do. Then he told get GEN tikcket train will be here upto 11 pm if not fine will be 3000 rs.
OMG not again that slippy floor and GEN counter is almost 1 km way from the train. I cannot walk fast as floor slipping at the same TTE may give the seat to other. With all hurdle in that rain went to ticket counter, there is a moderate Q is there. Took ticket upto RJY, little optimistic. Again with luggage and bag on that slippery tiles walked toeards Appaley-Bokaro AC bogies. Sardhar ji sitting on the table, i asked him to allot berth. Then his face is changed and said , oh i already gave it other now no tickets.
Its like heart brake for me , this running floor with out having any food for dinner. My spirits are down.....
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I dont have internet connection at time. I filed it on next day. I dont know how much i will get.

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Nil Refund....Railway ki mee dabbulu donation icharu...

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Aa time lo going to rjy is prime focus
ponile....target achieved. Aa time lo going to rjy is prime focus

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Meedi chala visalamaina UDHARAMAIAN udhramaina manasandi
Meedi chala visalamaina udhramaina manasandi...

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