Right bro! About 20 km stretch between RJN & DGG have speed restriction of around 50kmph due to ghat at Salekasa-Darekasa, but rest of track is fairly straight and level Trains running at 105-110kmph can cover remaining section (245 kms of Durg-NGP sections) in around 3 hrs at an avg speed of almost 90kmph, if given through and through green signal. But this seldom happens today due to obstruction caused by a large number of freight trains operating on the route. Even the HWH-MGS 130kmph route have its slower/ hilly patches like Gurpa-Gajhandi section where even HWH Raj too slows down to restricted speed, so it is not a big problem. Since 410km BSP-R-Durg-NGP has already been identified for upgradation to semi... more...
high speed (160kmph), it looks like the frequent mega blocks being taken in the NSP-Durg section are meant for speed upgradationworks also along with other improvements/ maintenance works. With NGP-SC also identified for Semi High speed upgradation, we can expect 130/160kmph trains on BSP-NGP-SC route in future.
Yes bro! you have very rightly pointed out about the Kota JS! and thanks for the same!! I just gave clarification to the superlative statements appearing about RIG JS which may appear a bit exaggerated. My Post was just a highlight of special significance/sentiments, of RIG JS for CG people. After all knowing the sentiments/ thoughts/ experience of esteemed IRI members, the... more...
Railway enthusiasts from every nook and corner of India along with the IR news/ information is the USP of IRI, which makes it different from plain IR news reading in news papers/ other sources. We should not hesitate to speak our minds and enrich our IRI brethren. Even if any slip-of-tongue occurs, it should not be an issue amongst us. Blogging in such a free and entertaining environment is always a combo of enrichment+pleasure.
Friend, the JS have a very high priority on the route and can be called the best intra-SWR or intra-Karnataka train. It should be most popular train on route for short distance travel. ,. But in IRI we always speak of a king at the national level, and at his level many does not know the UBL-SBC JS. It is also not amongst top few JSs.(may be due to fact it runs over a mostly single line route) .... more...
If premium fully ac trains like Raj/Shat/Duro/GRs are excluded, the list of kings should be (1) Karnataka SK (via NGP) (Practically fastest and no.1 choice for passengers) (2) Karnataka (No-1 for historical importance) These train traverse very small part of their journey in small SWR zone. . Udyan express have potential to be pride but slow speed kills its prospects. As a result more Bangaluru people prefer air route.
Oh...didn't know this ... thanx for the info...I was assuming it is hauled by Alco for both directions.... Even though travelling in this train atleast once is still a Dream for me, but according to NTES, 12080 always gets atleast 15min delayed arrival at SBC...(if NTES is right)...even though it is lead by an EMD with better acceleration! Maybe it's because of more number of crossings in the down 12080 route
Nov 21 2016 (6:43PM) Loco Tag: KJM/WDP-4D/40226 added by Train Traveller/1631163
The first WDP4D 40226 homed at Krishnarajapuran Diesel Shed working with the 12079 Janshatabdi Express bound to Hubli from Bnagalore gets preference over the Bangalore to Tumkur Fast Passenger Train at Hirehalli Railway Station.
We boarded this train at YPR on 30th Sept morning. It was found to be running with 12 coaches. Two AC chair cars (C1, C2), eight jan chair cars (D1 to D8) and two jan chair car-cum-guard cars (SL1, SL2).