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11448/Shaktipunj Express
শক্তিপুঞ্জ এক্সপ্রেস     शक्तिपुंज एक्सप्रेस

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Provision of Experimental stoppage to 11448 HWH-JBP Shaktipunj Exp at BARGAWAN Stn w.e.f. 17.1.17 for a period of 6 months. @wc_railway
Thu Jan 12, 2017 (10:16PM)
Updated: Apr 28 2017 (07:50) by Miss You Dad*^~
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Rail Fanning
Yesterday (14:58)   14370/Triveni Express | KRLR/Karaila Road Junction (1 PFs)

Few SF trains in NCR have silver spoon of PRIORITY*^~   5316 blog posts   9514 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 2289446            Tags   Past Edits
Shaktipunj exp looped at KRLR to give pass for 14370 Triveni Express .
During the scheduled halt noticed some beautiful paintings of Swaach Bharat , sanchi stoop and landscapes on the walls of station premises .
★★★  Travelogue
Dec 22 2016 (16:10)   11447/Shaktipunj Express (PT) | JBP/Jabalpur Junction (6 PFs)

★★★★Niket Karan★★★★^~   5333 blog posts   12 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2100183            Tags   Past Edits
October is an exciting month . The month of Diwali . . . which we all wait for months . As a railfan and a student I was super excited for the upcoming Diwali trip to my home . . . The exciting day arrived on 25th October – the day of my most awaiting trip . . . The trip was even more special because I was to travel in one of my favourite trains in which I had not travelled in last 15 years – SHAKTIPUNJ EXPRESS . . .
, It all began in September , the planning for tickets . . . As there are no direct trains between Bhopal & Bokaro Steel City so I had to plan my journey accordingly . The only direct train for Patna , Indore Rajendra Nagar Express was showing Regret in AC 3 & Sleeper class so Patna break journey link was not working . So after much planning I booked a break journey tickets on 13th September from Bhopal to Barkakana Jn in 12854 Amarkantak Express & 11447 Shaktipunj Express with change over at Jabalpur in AC 3 tier .
The Journey Day (25th October) :
It was a pleasant day , Autumn is one of the best season for railfanning . I reached Bhopal station at 15:00 hrs , Amarkantak Express was standing on pf 4 , ET WAP 4 was the loco link . My B2 coach was 2012 made and was nicely maintained . The train departed sharp at 15:40 hrs . The train reached Itarsi at 17:30 , the loco changed to ET WDM 3A twins . Also It was pleasure to meet railfan and our IRI member Suraj Parihar at Itarsi Jn . Train departed ET at 18:05 a delay of 25 mins . The twins rocked the journey , running flat at mps .Despite having 8 halts train covered 245 kms in 3 hr 50 mins with an average speed of 68 km/hr and reached Jabalpur at 21:45 . One thing was surprising that we had overtaken 22352 YPR PPTA SF Exp at Madan Mahal , don’t know why controllers allowed this overtake to happen .
Jabalpur Station :
The WCR headquarters was as clean as expected . . . I was accompanied by my 2 friends , we had nearly 2 hrs buffer time so we decided to have dinner outside the station campus in a dhaba . We returned to station at 23:30 hrs . 11447 was scheduled to depart right time at 23:50 from pf 3 . But the train was itself placed at 00:20 hrs . . .
Shaktipunj Express :
My coach was 2010 made and it was even more nicely maintained than Amarkantak Express . The train departed late by 55 mins at 00:45 . The bedrolls were given to us at 01:25 by the time train had reached Sihora Road station . The train was hauled by a WDM 3A of Patratu shed .
The next Morning (26th October)
I got up at nearly 07:15 , the train was standing at an unscheduled halt Mahdeiya station i.e it had entered ECR Dhanbad division , the train departed at 08:35 after crossing with UP 11448 Shaktipunj Exp . The train was very slow upto Chopan , at CPU the loco link changed to PTRU WDP 4 , the speed got better after getting an EMD . At 16:00 hrs when the train was approaching Latehar , which is naxalite prone area , the train suddenly stopped with a jerk , the reason was a tree that had suddenly fallen on the tracks . The tree was removed quickly with the help of passengers and the local police from the nearby station Hehegara halt . The train finally reached Barkakana Jn at 18:45 , a delay of 50 mins . All thanks to slack time . . .
Although Chandrapura Jn is the nearest station on this route from Bokaro Steel City I chose Barkakana because of good road connectivity . The Ramgarh Bus stand is situated 5 kms from Barkakana railway station . From Ramgarh bus stand we get frequent buses to Bokaro Steel City . Bokaro is at a distance of 78 kms from Ramgarh bus stand .
We reached bus stand at 19:30 , we boarded different buses , my friend went to Ranchi . The bus departed at 20:00 hrs and reached Bokaro at 21:30 . The average speed of the bus was 52Km/hr .
Thanks for reading my trip report . . .
Attached Pics :
Pics 1-3 : Hoshangabad Station , pics taken from Amarkantak Express
Pic 4 : #SB of Mahdeiya Station
Pics 5 & 6 : Shaktipunj Exp standing at Renukut Station, CIC section
Pics 7-9 : Shaktipunj Exp standing at Singrauli station
Pics 10 : Hehegara Halt , Latehar District where tree incident took place
Pics 11-12 : The broken tree fallen on the tracks
Pics 13 : Chhipadodar Station
Pics 14 & 15 : Random Clicks at CIC section

6 posts - Dec 2016

13 posts - Sun Feb 05, 2017

Feb 05 2017 (23:00)
JBP ET OHE OMG 😲 SUPPORTS KKR 😎~   12806 blog posts   22 correct pred (43% accurate)
Re# 2100183-27            Tags   Past Edits
11447 ki baat kr rhe h hm

Feb 05 2017 (23:46)
Indian Political Railway~   225 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Re# 2100183-28            Tags   Past Edits
Wo to hmesha hi RT rehti hai slacked TT ki wajay se. Thoda speedup karna chahiye WCR ko.

Feb 06 2017 (18:08)
★★★★Niket Karan★★★★^~   5333 blog posts   12 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2100183-29            Tags   Past Edits
Glad you liked it . . .
Amarkantak Exp is preferable cuz of suffecient buffer timings and one can get telescopic tickets .

Feb 14 2017 (15:07)
BJ~   2140 blog posts
Re# 2100183-30            Tags   Past Edits
kabhi kabhi to hh se chal ke BT rahti hai bardwan per... 86+ avg

Feb 14 2017 (15:14)
Indian Political Railway~   225 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Re# 2100183-31            Tags   Past Edits
HWH ASN route ki fastest ICF traino mein se ek hai ye. HWH DHN 61 kmph avg hai jisme HWH ASN 81 kmph avg hai . But CIC mein aate hi band baj jaati hai iski . Anyways kam se kam punctuality toh improve hai pehle se. JBP max 1 - 1•5 hrs delay . Thoda bahut speedup to kar hi sakte hai doubling & electrification ke chalte. Halts bahut hai iske , max bilkul bekar , koi pax board nahi karta . Enha turant hatana chahiye.
Travel Question
May 03 2017 (17:19)   11448/Shaktipunj Express

RF Shanku^~   952 blog posts   374 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 2261183            Tags   Past Edits
Can anyone tell me what's this??
75 hours late
#strange or #bug

May 03 2017 (17:22)
Indian Railways the life line of our Nation~   14976 blog posts   137 correct pred (82% accurate)
Re# 2261183-1            Tags   Past Edits
Archana ka record tor diya is train ne

May 03 2017 (17:22)
High Time for LKOCNB section~   1647 blog posts
Re# 2261183-2            Tags   Past Edits
Jese ye ek mazak tha..😂😂 wesei aapka wala bhi ek mazak hai..Just a bug..Issue hoga kch..

May 03 2017 (17:37)
RF Shanku^~   952 blog posts   374 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 2261183-3            Tags   Past Edits
Ye to sbse bda mzak hai
★  Rail Fanning
Apr 29 2017 (07:43)   11448/Shaktipunj Express | GRAE/Gurap (4 PFs) | HWH/WAP-4/22326

vivianboye09~   206 blog posts
Entry# 2255174            Tags   Past Edits
Cruising Red Beast WAP-4 Slows down to TSR Ahead !
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Howrah (HWH) based WAP-4 # 22326 powering the 11448 Howrah (HWH) - Jabalpur (JBP) Shaktipunj Express negotiates a curve after Hajigarh approaching Gurap Station and slows down due to a TSR on the Up Line.
36 votes
Apr 29 2017 (19:22)   11447/Shaktipunj Express (PT) | HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs)

New Katni Junction Electric Loco Shed~   466 blog posts   7 correct pred (63% accurate)
Entry# 2256091            Tags   Past Edits
After regularisation of Jabalpur-Santragachi Superfast, should the legendary Shaktipunj be extended? If yes, to where then?
Bhopal [BPL]25%9
Indore [INDB]14%5
Mumbai [LTT]6%2
Gwalior [GWL]8%3
Itarsi [ET]0%0
Should not be extended. It belongs to Jabalpur .)47%17

Apr 30 2017 (16:01)
🚅OHE over JBP🔰~   1261 blog posts   70 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2256091-1            Tags   Past Edits
Indore-Howrah via BPL-ET-JBP would be good.

May 02 2017 (12:26)
baighusbaan430   49 blog posts
Re# 2256091-2            Tags   Past Edits
it should not be extended
General Travel
Apr 23 2017 (13:42)   11447/Shaktipunj Express (PT) | BPL/Bhopal Junction (6 PFs)

Kartik Varwade   7 blog posts
Entry# 2247124            Tags   Past Edits
Railways should extend 11447/48 JBP-HWH Shaktipunj Express to Bhopal/Indore. A majority of the passengers in Shaktipunj Express travel to Singrauli and they have to travel to Jabalpur from Bhopal/Indore by connecting trains such as Amarkantak or Janshatabdi Exp. just to catch their onward train and waste most of the time in the waiting room. Like 11472/71 JBP-BPL was extended to Indore, 11447/48 should also be extended for the benefit of the passengers. From Bhopal, there are only two trains which connect Bhopal to Singrauli that too only twice a week (Tuesday and Thursday). Singrauli is a town with many industries and many people from there come to Bhopal/Indore for higher education and coaching institutes. A daily direct connectivity would definitely benefit the people from both the cities.
and Kota division of WCR is not treated well compared to JBP division which is the also the HQ of WCR. JBP division always gets priority over other divisions of WCR.
02191/92 JBP-SRC should also be extended to Bhopal. There are only two direct trains from Bhopal to Kolkata that too weekly. 02191/92 should start from Bhopal/Habibganj along with stoppage of 22829/30 BHUJ-SHM Exp. at Bhopal to benefit the people travelling to ROU/HTE/TATA/KGP/RIG/KRBA. There is also no option of flights to travel to Ranchi/Kolkata.
Connectivity to the eastern part of India is very poor from Bhopal. WCR/Railways should look into the matter.

7 posts - Sun Apr 23, 2017

Apr 23 2017 (16:17)
JBP ET OHE OMG 😲 SUPPORTS KKR 😎~   12806 blog posts   22 correct pred (43% accurate)
Re# 2247124-8            Tags   Past Edits
Of course

Apr 23 2017 (16:50)
Few SF trains in NCR have silver spoon of PRIORITY*^~   5316 blog posts   9514 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2247124-9            Tags   Past Edits
Haa bro via katni jabalpur itarsi hi sahi sahi route lagta hai humko . Agar thoda sahi se TT bana de toh sgrl to bpl ko indore tak bhi kiya ja sakta hai .

Apr 23 2017 (16:51)
Few SF trains in NCR have silver spoon of PRIORITY*^~   5316 blog posts   9514 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2247124-10            Tags   Past Edits
Iske newsaricle ke anusaar 1 month me yani 21 din sesh /blog/post/2235281

Apr 24 2017 (13:45)
arydolly001~   537 blog posts
Re# 2247124-11            Tags   Past Edits
iska root kya rahega ??

Apr 30 2017 (00:36)
Kartik Varwade   7 blog posts
Re# 2247124-15            Tags   Past Edits
Half of the occupancy in Shaktipunj is from Bhopal and Indore-based people who travel to Singrauli as they don't have a direct connectivity (not many people come to Jabalpur to study or to find job). And btw no one is snatching anyone's train if the train gets extended they should increase its composition as well to accommodate more passengers. It's all about benefitting the people not signifying any division or station's importance.
When they extended Rajkot-Bhopal to JBP, where were you then. Should've told them not to snatch other division's train just because you are HQ of WCR.
General Travel
Apr 29 2017 (08:13)   11447/Shaktipunj Express (PT)

shikharbit987~   218 blog posts   3 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2255194            Tags   Past Edits
At present, waiting list in 3AC and SL from Bokaro Thermal to Durgapur is RLWL14 and RLWL37 respectively for date 01.05.17 in Shaktipunj Express. What are the confirmation chances if I book ticket now?
Departure: Mon May 01 2017 @ 13:10
11448/Shaktipunj Express
Trip# 107760    Traveller: Arunabha Bandyopadhyay    Linked PNR Entry# 2252029
Class: AC 2-tier - 2A
From: HWH/Howrah Junction
To: RNQ/Renukut
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Jul 26 2016 (13:13)   11447/Shaktipunj Express (PT) | GHD/Garhwa Road Junction (3 PFs) | PTRU/WDP-4/40231

Shiv Shyam   255 blog posts
Entry# 1942059            Tags   Past Edits
Daily service b/w WCR and ER is about to depart at its scheduled time from Platform No - 3 with its customary link b/w Chopan and Barkakana Jn.
Location : Garhwa Road Jn, Sonnagar Jn - Barkakana Jn section, Garhwa, Jharkhand
Time : 1310 hrs

Jul 26 2016 (13:19)
Guest: 479db973   show all posts
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Lifeline of WCR and ER!
★★★  General Travel
Apr 23 2017 (19:19)   11447/Shaktipunj Express (PT) | BRGW/Bargawan (2 PFs)

Few SF trains in NCR have silver spoon of PRIORITY*^~   5316 blog posts   9514 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 2247603            Tags   Past Edits
Futuristic pic of Bargawan station -2025 .
LHB train New delhi - singrauli SF exp on pf-1 .
Alumina rake on loop line .
Wap-4 howrah shed with Shaktipunj Express on pf-2 .
WDM-3A with Agra-Ranchi Express via Jhansi-mahoba-khajuraho-satna-singrauli-daltonganj -lohardaga on pf 3 .
Pic explained by me :-p
Artist- Piyush chowrasiya click here
Full album - click here

8 posts - Mon Apr 24, 2017

Apr 24 2017 (18:07)
ये क्या हो रहा है इंडियन रेलवे में~   550 blog posts   456 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 2247603-9            Tags   Past Edits
New delhi - singrauli kab se start ho rhi hai ? any Idea

Apr 24 2017 (19:35)
Few SF trains in NCR have silver spoon of PRIORITY*^~   5316 blog posts   9514 correct pred (75% accurate)
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MP ne toh bola hai 1 month me start ho jayega /blog/post/2235281

Apr 24 2017 (19:42)
Few SF trains in NCR have silver spoon of PRIORITY*^~   5316 blog posts   9514 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2247603-11            Tags   Past Edits
Aisa jaruri nahi ki shaktipunj hi king rahe .
Example - Delhi howrah route Kalka and poorva are king once on the route but when route got upgraded their status reduced a bit by announcement of new trains on the route . I am not saying they are unpopular but certainly not king of the route .
similarly i guarantee no train can ever beat popularity of shaktipunj in cic route but after electrification and doubling of whole route , certainly a new faster train will be announced king title will be
gone of shaktipunj .

Apr 24 2017 (19:49)
JBP ET OHE OMG 😲 SUPPORTS KKR 😎~   12806 blog posts   22 correct pred (43% accurate)
Re# 2247603-12            Tags   Past Edits
Yes but sp would remain to be in hearts of the cic people

Apr 24 2017 (20:03)
ये क्या हो रहा है इंडियन रेलवे में~   550 blog posts   456 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 2247603-13            Tags   Past Edits
dekhte hai 1 month kab hota hai
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