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Today (22:36)   12302/New Delhi - Howrah Rajdhani Express (Via Gaya)
Sumit   4 blog posts
Entry# 5977551            Tags   Past Edits
This train is getting delayed on a daily basis by more than 1 hour for the last 2 weeks, now there is no fog in NCR DDU section, whereas the Sealdah Rajdhani has been able to maintain its punctuality, any idea why this train is getting low priority nowadays?
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Feb 21 (15:23)   20646/Mangaluru Central - Madgaon Vande Bharat Express | MAQ/Mangaluru Central (Mangalore) (5 PFs)
AlcoDiesel   1957 blog posts
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Great Disagree:It is chair car train
MP demands for extension of 20645/6 Vande Bharat to Mumbai.

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AlcoDiesel   1957 blog posts
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Buses don't take the Goa route because that would add more time to the already long 18-20 hours journey time via Yellapur-Belagavi. There's no other reason. We're talking about Mangalore/Udupi-Mumbai travelers here, going via Goa or not doesn't matter in this context.

The demands have been made not by railfans or rail activists but by passengers themselves. These are the ones who will utilise the service at the end of the day.
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Today (14:49)
deepak.yerr~   5687 blog posts
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Reply to all the blogs of thread

Mangaluru Mumbai is about 900km and VB will cost around Rs 2100-2200 in ACC and travel time 12hrs. The extended portion of 320km will take 4hrs.
Mangaluru to Mumbai now has 2 dedicated trains 12133/34 and Mastyagandha express. The fare in 2AC is Rs 2100 and 3AC Rs 1500.
to occupancy of the train 12134 Manguluru Cstm express they are 1.5 2AC and 4.5 3AC making 66 berths in 2AC and 288 berths in 3AC ( ICF rake)
Yesterday after charting they are 13 left in 3AC and 9 in 2AC at 1330 just before dep at 1400 with 275 berths and 57 berths occupied. Of these

Mangaluru to Udupi current available 213 and 56 so Mangaluru boarding 62 and 1 berth
Mangaluru to Karwar 115 and 34 so Udupi to Karwar boarding 100 and 22 and these are shared among 5 stops Udupi Kundapur Bynoor mookambika temple Kumta and Ankola combined.
Mangaluru to Madgaon 107 and 31 karwar boarding 8 and 3
Karnataka boarding with 7 stoppages is 170 in 3AC and 26 in 2AC.
In Matsyagandha exp they are 3 3AC and 2 AC making 192 and 46 berths karnataka boarding is 146 and 72 boarding as Mangaluru to Madgaon availability is 46 and 19

The above Figures are for night trains which is the preferred mode of travel for long distance and if a train like VB day intercity is introduced how many traveller will upgrade and new travellers will travel is a question as the combined capacity of 370 berths doesn't cross a 8 coach VB with 530 capacity.

There is no point of running 2 8 coach VB parallelly for 570km and of both VB are combined to form 16 coach then 8 coaches will run empty after Madgaon as the boarding Madgaon is 100 -150 during weekdays making it a loss making traon even extended to Mumbai. The route selection Mangaluru to Madgaon is itself a wrong decision as previously Intercity is converted to passenger type train

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deepak.yerr~   5687 blog posts
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The occupancy of Matsyagandha express between Manguluru Madgaon and Vande Bharat today from Madgaon to Manguluru is just 100 seats.
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Today (15:07)
AlcoDiesel   1957 blog posts
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Flawed comparison.

Very few are are preferring 12134 now due to the regular 4-5 hours delay at Mumbai. And cherry picking data from a Wednesday departure when it's the board exam season in Karnataka doesn't make much sense. Top stations as per passenger boarding data for 12134 are Mangaluru-Madgaon-Udupi-Karwar in that order. For Matsyagandha, it is Mangaluru-Udupi-Madgaon-Mulki. Have shared the official figures here as images.

No intercity has been downgraded to a passenger on this sector. The passenger has been running since 1993(then as Udupi passenger, later as Madgaon/Verna passenger). Intercity was cancelled after COVID along with Navyug Express.

You say 8 coaches will run empty from Madgaon if it's upgraded to a 16-car rake. Had that been the criteria to judge demand, almost all trains from MAQ to TVC would have been short terminated at Kozhikode/Kannur since they run 80% empty after those stations towards MAQ(reserved classes only).

VB is targeting a different audience. If I prefer overnight sleeper trains, I won't travel in a VB. As simple as that.

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Today (22:36)
RFIR~   6772 blog posts
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Any idea why the intercity express was cancelled. I feel that would have been a successful train in this section with more stoppages. I have heard that LTT station is going through a upgrade. Additional two platforms and stabling lined. Hopefully more trains expected there. For now either Mumbai or UBL would probably ensure some occupancy for the VB. Lets hope a good call is taken
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@GKP: Gorakhpur Jn 4 km <--> 1 km @JEA: Nakaha Jungle   31km/h   8m late
@GKP: Gorakhpur Jn
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Today (18:05)   12079/K.S.R Bengaluru - SSS Hubballi Janshatabdi Express | UBL/SSS Hubballi Junction (Hubli) (8 PFs) | KJM/WAP-7/39158
Pradeepkulkarni~   1175 blog posts
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Jan Shatabdi Express Arrival and Train Announcement at Hubballi Jn.

12079 / KSR Bengaluru - Hubballi Jan Shatabdi Express
Locomotive - 39158 KJM WAP7
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Mai bhi pahucha tha bhai Ajmer 17 Feb ko
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Main 16th ko Gaya tha bike se... Same day shaam me wapis udaipur aaya... Koi nhi kabhi dubaara aana hoga toh btaana mujhe...
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