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Garhwa Road Jn - Patratu Third Line Doubling (Barwadih - Garhwa Road Jn stretch)
Date : 12th March 2020

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I think groud work almost completed haii GHD TORI tak??

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Tori tk to nhi...Chhipadohar - Latehar stretch me Palamau Tiger reserve area me keval fencing hua hai kai jagah...Forest deptt se thoda issue h abhi..

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Tori k bad fir kaam ka pace achha h

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Ye forest wale paisa khane ke chaker me jarur koi na koi lafda krte rhte hain..

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Elephant kill zone - the Hehegada-Chhipadohar bend..Nobody knows how many small and medium sized mammals have been killed over the decades on these killer tracks, for their carcasses are usually taken away by locals. And although no tiger has ever been killed on these tracks, a number of elephants have been mowed down over the years. Today, these tracks are one of the gravest threats that Palamu’s 160 odd elephants face.
Even though the whole 8 km stretch of this line is extremely dangerous for Palamu’s elephants and other wildlife, there are two extremely vulnerable points which account for almost all the elephant accidents over the last four decades – one being a sharp bend at the Jawa river overbridge, and the
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other one being the Hehegada-Chhipadohar bend seen in the accompanying photograph.
These two spots can perhaps rightly be termed as the “Elephant Kill Zones” in Palamu. In the photograph, one can observe the blind curve at the far end of the line. The unsuspecting elephants crossing this bend can’t see the train, nor can the driver see the elephants on/near the tracks. So when a train suddenly comes along on this busy route while an elephant herd is crossing the tracks, more often than not a couple of inexperienced elephants (mostly calves or young sub-adults) get nervous and hence transfixed at the spot. Since elephants are highly social creatures, the rest of the herd — especially the mother of the calf and the matriarch — always comes to the rescue. Unfortunately by that time, it’s usually too late and the oncoming train mows down every elephant on the track. This is precisely what happened in 2003, when 4 Elephants ( 1 male, 3 females) were killed on the Jawa overbridge bend. A total of 6 elephants have been killed over the last 9 years.
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How to enable Imaginary train option for my account?
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Day 3 part 1-/blog/post/4633588
कोलकाता सिटी day 3 पार्ट 2-
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तो दमदम जंक्शन से कोलकाता मेट्रो लाइन पर दाखिल हुए, और वहां से रबिन्द्र सदन के लिए मेट्रो ले ली. लंच के बाद national cultural museum के अन्दर गए, मुझे म्यूजियम वगैरह में कम ही interest है पर फिर भी ये वाला म्यूजियम अच्छा लगा. वहाँ international लेवल की puppets और dolls
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थे, जो काफी अलग और सुन्दर थे. खैर यहाँ पर ज्यादा टाइम नहीं लगाया और सीधा मार्केट की तरफ चले गए. ये मार्किट कौनसा था नाम याद नहीं है, पर victoria मेमोरियल के 5 km radius के अन्दर-अन्दर था. वहाँ पर खरीदारी का कार्यक्रम शुरू ही हुआ था पर तेज़ बारिश आ गयी थी. बस में जब मार्किट आये थे तब रस्ते में आंधी-तूफ़ान भी आ रहा था. हम 3 दिन से कोलकाता में थे और हर दिन दोपहर बाद बारिश हो रही थी. खैर उसमें भी एक अलग ही मज़ा था क्योंकि मई का महिना था और गर्मी और उमस से बेहतर बारिश है.
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बारिश में भी shopping का कार्यक्रम चला दिया, क्योंकि वहां दुकानदारों ने अपनी-अपनी दुकानों के ऊपर त्रिपाल लगा ही रखा था जिससे बारिश से तो बचाव हो ही गया. फिर एक मिठाई की दुकान गए थे, और वहाँ पर तरह-तरह की मिठाइयों का आनंद लिया. मिष्टी-दोई, चम-चम, रस मलाई, और पता नहीं कितनी सारी मिठाइयाँ थी, सब एक से बढ़कर एक. राजस्थान में मिलने वाली बंगाली मिठाइयाँ उसके सामने कुछ भी नहीं है! पैक नहीं करवा सकते थे क्योंकि आगे हमारी ट्रेन थी और उदयपुर तक पहुँचने से पहले सब खराब हो जाता.(बंगाल में मिठाई का मौका छोड़ना बहुत बड़ा अपराध है :D) यहाँ से अब सीधा victoria memorial गए. कसम से, ताज महल को टक्कर देता है वो! सफ़ेदी के मामले में उसका कोई compaison नहीं है. कोलकाता जब से आये थे तब से एक से एक धांसू चीज़ें देखी थी हमने. आस पास का इलाका भी हरा-भरा और शांत! मज़ा आ गया था. यहाँ पर एक museum भी था, पर उसमें नहीं जा पाए. (हमारी अगले दिन दोपहर में अनन्या थी, तो आज का ही दिन में सब निपटाना था). जब से कोलकाता आये थे, एक से एक धांसू चीज़ें देखी थी, और काफी कुछ ऐसा है वहाँ जो लिखना ही possible नहीं है, उसको देखने में ही मज़ा है! मौसम वैसे ही मजेदार हो गया था, तो ट्रेवल करने में भी मज़ा आ रहा था.
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यहाँ से आज के आखरी stop, princep घाट गए, जहां पर sunset देखने में अलग ही मज़ा था. नदी में तैरती नाव, पास में बड़ा सा ब्रिज और ढलता सूरज! combination ही ग़जब सा था, और माहौल तो ज़बरदस्त! Kolkata को The City of Joy कहने में कोई संशय की बात ही नहीं है. बहुत मज़ा आया था, उसके बाद में जयपुर, दिल्ली, अमृतसर भी गया
पर कोलकाता, कोलकाता है! काफी कुछ छूट गया था, eco park, nico पार्क, eden gardens क्रिकेट स्टेडियम(उसके बाहर से निकले थे, पर IPL चल रहे थे तो अन्दर जा नही सकते थे), mall और पता नहीं क्या-क्या, जो वहां next time करेंगे. फिर यहाँ से वापस बस में धक्के खाते हुए बड़ाबाज़ार(MG रोड) आ गए. यहाँ एक Ralli’s करके स्टोर है, जो syrups(शरबत वाला mixture) का काम करता है, शाम को उसके बाहर से निकल रहे थे, उसने सैंपल try करवाया, और भाईसाहब!!! ज़बरदस्त था वो... पर उस दिन शाम को वहाँ से syrup की bottle खरीद नहीं नहीं पाए(next डे सुबह वो हमें हमारे stay पर सिरप देकर गए थे पर).
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अब आज टाइम बच गया था तो बंगाली ट्रेडिशनल खाने के राजस्थान भोजनालय वाले भाईसाहब ने हमें ballygunge के लिए बताया था. जयपुर में संतोष वाला(राजस्थान भोजनालय वाले का भाई) पापा का दोस्त है और अच्छे से जानता था तो यहाँ कोलकाता में भी बढ़िया काम हो गया. फिर 6-7 किलोमीटर तक बाहर से ही भाईसाहब ने कैब करवा दी थी, जो सीधा 6 ballygunge place restaurant रुकी. वहाँ हमने थाली ली थी, जिसमे chanar kopta, begun bhajia (pronunciation नहीं पता :P) और 2-3 तरह की सब्जियाँ, साथ में लूची (पूरी का बंगाली version), चावल, मिष्टी दोई, और न जाने क्या क्या था, पर भाई, स्वाद आ गया था! मैंने 3 दिन में इससे बेहतर कुछ नहीं खाया था...एक से एक चीज़ थी उसमे, और सबका taste उदयपुर से काफी अलग था. serving से लेकर variety तक सब ज़बरदस्त. कोई कोलकाता जाए तो वहाँ ज़रूर जाइएगा!(यहाँ बंगाली ट्रेडिशनल कम ही मिलता है...इक्का दुक्का कोई होगा जो बनता होगा). ख़ास बात ये है की यहाँ पर छोला, और केला, इन दोनों से बनने वाली काफी चीज़ें मिलती है, राजस्थान में केले का कोई dish नहीं होता है! बंगाली ट्रेडिशनल में non-veg recipes ज्यादा है vegetarian से(हम vegetarian हैं पर).(pic se idea lag hi jayega ki kaisa tha vo, fo representation purpose only) :D
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आने वाला दिन लास्ट है, और उसके बाद दोपहर में अनन्या थी, तो अगले पार्ट में सिटी का टूर ख़त्म करेंगे. बने रहिये!
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May 19 (22:11)   22105/Indrayani SF Express | CSMT/Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (18 PFs) | PUNE/WDP-4D/40156

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Travelogue on Mumbai - Pune - Mumbai trip.
PART - 1 : Indrayani Superfast Express.
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And posting this exactly after 366 days of this journey, at 19.05.2019.
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are many options for tourists / rail enthusiasts to travel between Mumbai and pune. that too one will definitely plan in such a way that at least in single direction that they will take this legendary deccan queen superfast not only due to its unique feature, having old and unique livery of central railways, having a dining car in the rake and offering delicious cuisine, but for its monstrous run and for its limited stops too.
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But, my choice at that juncture was quite different, since I always loved to travel in a diesel hauled train and heard about the monstrous run that the Indrayani Superfast used to offer with diesel traction, and also its timings being comfortable for me, having some coaches of old and unique livery in central railways, felt that I must try this train. Have seen in many train videos that this train being hauled by ALCos and EMDs, but have never seen and travelled in the same in person. So I was very much eager to give it a try.
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All set, booked tickets, got window seat, came Mumbai, roamed for a day, came back to my dormitory in CSMT and kept alarm for next day morning at 04:25 hrs and slept. Woke up immediately after alarm rung, got ready within an hour and came to platform 12 when 15 more minutes were there for departure of the train.
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Now was seeing the rake of indrayani superfast with a joy as last SLR coach of that train was Janshatabdi liveried, having big red coloured train board with beautiful white fonts, was searching for my coach D4, boarded it and searched for my seat, felt extremely happy because my coach was having that unique old livery of central railways and my seat was a track sided window seat in the direction in which the train moves.
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So kept my big shoulder bag in the luggage rake, came out of the coach, performed some rituals which every rail enthusiast mostly used to perform. Clicked pictures of the rear and front board of the train, small train boards outside my coach, and loco, yes loco was parked in such a way that loco was outside the platform. Since the sun did not come out by then, did not get a proper picture of my loco but yet managed to snap one by standing near the 1st coach. The loco which is going to take this train till pune at that day was WDP – 4D, GT46ACe, 4500 Hp dual cab EMD locomotive numbered 40156 from PUNE shed.
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And took selfies outside of my coach in the train, my train was sparsely crowded, next to my platform, Tapovan express was there and rake of Mumbai CSMT – Karmali Tejas superfast was being shunted. Recorded some train announcements while the final departure announcement for my train was made and dot on time slowly, we started from CSMT while sun also started showing its face to us.
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Train slowly looped into main line, and picked up speed effortlessly, was cruising through Mumbai suburbs, witnessed some highspeed crossings of the incoming trains to Mumbai like late running Gadag CSMT express and Nandigram express. Since that was my first day time direct journey from CSMT to Pune, curiously gazed the Mumbai suburbs, coaching yards, local trains, etc… Meanwhile, we reached dadar within 15 minutes if time and a huge crowd started boarding the train in such a way that all seats got full and even few where standing.
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Train halted few minutes in Dadar and we accelerated out of dadar towards thane in no time. As we were accelerating out, I spotted a train with KYN based WCAM – 2 locomotive hauled train entering dadar which is Chennai egmore – dadar superfast express. We crossed matunga and kurla in no time, was curiously watching the point where the railway line from lokmanya tilak terminus would arise and start running parallel to our railway line.
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And we even crossed train like amaravati superfast express, our train maintained at constant MPS till it arrived thane, there itself the train got jampacked. Even standing crowd was full. Even it halted very briefly there. As we departed from thane I started clicking random pics of the nature and the trains crossing us.
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Took some random pics of thane creek, where we gradually was accelerating. And even parsik tunnel came, I was out of control and started clicking videos as our train entered amd exited parsik tunnel, the picturesque entry of this tunnel and the EMD loco honking and humming through the tunnel and accelerating, literally I got goosebumps.
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Even today I used to wonder by seeing the pics and videos I clicked there. As the line bifurcated for panvel as we exited the parsik tunnel, huballi – lokmanya tilak terminus was entering into Mumbai from panvel . Then we slowly entered diva, where Diva – Sawantwadi road Sindhudurg passenger hauled by 11183 numbered WDM – 3D loco of erode loco shed was waiting for its departure. We skipped diva bit slowly, then pick up speed. Then diesel loco showed all its wrath, went in maximum permissible speed till kalyan within which mr. sun started showing its full face. Some more people again boarded at kalyan, now my coach flooded with passengers, slowly we moved out of kalyan, random chikki and local food vendors started showing up.
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After we moved out of thane itself that appearance of the city slowly started disappearing. After kalyan, need not explain. Gradually started experiencing that mightiness of the western ghats. Though it was a sunny day, the chill winds were pleasing me. And train beautifully negotiated many curves and I was tirelessly clicking every possible time the train went in a curve. And the humming and acceleration sounds of EMD cant be heard much because of the crowd in my coach. We skipped neral jn in a very good speed. My eyes were searching for neral – matheran narrow guage loco and train but I was happy that I atleast saw the narrow guage platforms. Then as we maintained at MPS till karjat, we did not get slowed down anywhere till we arrived karjat.
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We were looped In Platform 1 in karjat for its scheduled halt and for attaching the bankers for the train to climb uphill. As soon as the train arrived karjat, the bankers, I mean the locos which are attached at the back of the train to give pushing effect and also helps for additional braking power. Those were ready and as soon as the train stopped, I went to backside of the train to see the bankers and by the time I went, they have already entered the line and were closely approaching my train. It was gradually attached to the train.
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The bankers for this train was twin WAG – 7 class electric locomotives of kalyan shed with nos 27118 attached with the train and 27117 at the rearmost. As soon as the bankers were attached, I rushed to my coach to board the train and honks from both bankers and the leading loco was given. Even in this small gap, I managed to get a pair of vada pav, a common delicacy in Mumbai, and somehow boarded my coach within train started moving. In that crowd some one occupied my seat and then I showed my ticket to take back my seat.
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And at the very moment of departure, I heard some vague honking. I kept my cameraphone ready. Already some WDG – 4D class locomotive with concor consist was already standing at karjat jn. That honk came closer. From far it seemed like WAP – 7 locomotive, and I tried to take a video of that train. I realised that very locomotive was WAP – 5 class locomotive when train came comparatively near to me. Yes that was the first time I saw WAP – 5 class locomotive with my naked eyes. I was extremely happy that I captured a video of a train that is hauled by such a locomotive. That too 30039 numbered WAP – 5 of Ghaziabad shed. It was hauling darshan ac superfast express.
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Meanwhile, my train departed karjat and cleared the loop slowly, after exiting karjat I could able to see goods yard with lots of goods rake and each coupled with a locomotive, as we slowly started to gain speed, we had already entered palasdhari which is heaven for most of the rail enthusiasts. Yes it is very much obvious since the station starts with a curve and goes straight and steep upgradient, showing that the ghat section has commenced, and take a right side curve. A scenic locations to capture trains with bankers ( for uphill trains as down hill train goes without bankers, not sure of downhill travelling goods trains though.)
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After leaving palasdhari, even myself I could feel that we are climbing uphill and EMD locomotive gave its best efforts to climb uphill and the bankers supported it effectively. I lost my control and started clicking “n” number of pictures. Meanwhile, slowly munched the vada pav which quenched my hunger too. Then back to my photography business, yes train was moving in reasonable speed, climbing hills, entering and exiting tunnels, negotiating curves, crossed jambrug and thakurvadi cabin, taking photos of serene mountains, clouds, richness of the nature in western ghats, also was aware visually about the height in which the train was moving, when I saw below. Then and there could see banker locomotives moving downhill towards karjat jn.
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Once I crossed one such tunnel, I saw a catch siding which was very steeply ascending from a cabin, which is monkey hill cabin, yet another scenic location to capture trains for the rail enthusiasts. Realised that I am nearing the mighty khandala, which is a heaven for rail enthusiasts, travel fanners and nature lovers. And regarding that station if I say, after coming out of the tunnel, a curve comes following by a steep upgradient, then the station comes in the curve, after the curve ends, it straight away enters into a tunnel, literally got goose bumps when my train went through that upgradient and was skipping the station in a hot sunny morning with maximum efforts put up by the EMD locomotive. Then after series of small upgradients, then an upgradient, I was able to see a town, end of the upgradient showed me a station board showing lonavala, yes we arrived lonavala.
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As we arrived lonavala, people started deboarding, crowd in my coach reduced, bankers were detached and after a brief halt, we departed lonavala. Literally we accelerated out of lonavala, we picked up speed, at kamshet, where we negotiated a beautiful curve, yet another location for rail enthusiasts to capture the train where one can spot the high speed action of the trains. My train beautifully negotiated the kamshet curve in excellent speed, after which it got slowed down and crawled through kanhe, went in 15 kmh-1 for say some 5 kms due to some track work, while negotiating above temporary speed restriction due to the track work, meanwhile WDM – 3D locomotive in long hood front facing from kalyan loco shed hauling Kakinada – lokmanya tilak train also crossed us in the same speed. After skipping Talegaon my train slowly started accelerating.
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Though ghat section ended in lonavala, but still that we virtually could enjoy the beauty of the western ghats surrounding and the Mumbai – pune expressway passing parallel to us. But unfortunately could not able to see indrayani from indrayani i.e., could not see indrayani river from my train indrayani superfast since my seat was at right side of the train and that river passes at the left side of the train.
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After Talegaon my train started picking up speed and went in maximum permissible speed, nearly before akurdi signs of city started appearing, which potentiated when we were moving further, chinchwad station came and enjoyed the curve, signs of entering pune suburb was evident. We were already 25 minutes before schedule. We were with minimal delay till lonavala. Then we looped into Shivaji nagar railway station, as we looped into, 51318 Pune – panvel passenger with chocolate boy locomotive 21878 numbered WCAM – 2 of kalyan shed was hauling the train. After deboarding at pune I planned to take this train back to khandala to enjoy the nature and spot some trains there. Could have deborded at lonavala and catched this train. But still wanted to perform end to end journey in this train. So I resisted this thought within myself.
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Still was helpless as we were 25 minutes behind the schedule and that train started leaving Shivajinagar by the time our train had arrived Shivaji nagar, helpless but calm, we marched slowly into platform four of pune jn, arrived at 09:20 hrs, 20 minutes behind the schedule. All the passengers started deboarding the train and I wondered about it. But still the run I had in this train, each and every second I still remember and I will never forget this wonderful trip in my life.
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After then, Indrayani superfast express is one of my most liked train of all time. Macho man WDP – 4D 40156 of pune loco shed performed really well, then again took picture of that very loco attached with that train in different angles, that too in proper lighting, hence was satisfied.
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Then the rake was taken back to yard, wondering about that since after 5 minutes the same rake should leave as pune – Solapur superfast express. But then it was announced that the same was cancelled because of track works near daund jn. After that confusion solved. Then moved to platform one with tons of memories.
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Really i am feeling happy that atleast once i travelled in ICF version of this train with its unique livery, but now, though he became LHB, but he became 10 among the 11 (as we say in Tamil), having usual livery of LHB rakes..
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Thank you very much for reading this patiently.
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Darnish C.

4 Public Posts - Wed May 20, 2020

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please check in the forum page of 22105 train. it is available. I already posted the same.

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Nicely written . Travelogue

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I feel its wrong to attach D-loco as its wastage of costly import i.e Diesel.
Secondly, 15 minutes are good enough to change loco.
Thirdly, they can attach two locos with WAPie in front and D-Loco as dead loco as is being done on many sectors now (STA-MUV for example).
Ur views?

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Sir, as KLBG DD electrification works are fast going, once it is over, then e2e HOG WAP 7 can be given since this train is LHB. though it spares 10 - 15 minutes at Pune, after that its TT is very aggressive, having avg of 66 km/hr with three stops and need to consider single line crossings after daund. And as it is having only one hour of turn around time at solapur, if we consider delays then the time available at SUR decreases, within that they clean all the coaches, fill the water and reverse the loco and attach, then it proceeds to pune and then mumbai. So in case if 12169 is delayed then 12170 and 22106 will also be further affected by delays. Due to operational constraints and punctuality issues i feel it is not getting Electric locomotive and such measures similar to KTE STA or DHNE KCG/SC...
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or TPJ MV. I am NOT against electric locomotive but this is what i felt sir.

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Thank you sir.
U have put up very valid practical reasons..
Day 2 Part 2 is here-/blog/post/4629148
कोलकाता सिटी day 3 पार्ट 1-
आज का दिन शुरू हुआ सुबह 6 बजे से. वैसे तो यहाँ के हिसाब से जल्दी उठने की आदत तो नहीं हुई, पर वहां के हिसाब से लेट तक सोने की आदत अभी तक है. आज की सुबह जब हम MG रोड से बस पकड़ रहे थे तब मैंने पहली दफा कोलकाता ट्राम को अपने करीब से जाते देखा. ट्राम तो पहले भी दिखी थी पर अभी खड़े रहकर देखने को मिल गई. पहले तो बस के अन्दर से देख
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पाए थे. खैर, अभी हम चले थे हावड़ा स्टेशन, और फिर वहां से बेलूर मठ(कुछ लोग उसको बेलूड़ मठ भी बोलते हैं) के लिए लोकल ली थी.
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सुबह लोकल ट्रेन पूरी भरी हुई थी, और अभी हमें खड़े रहकर सफ़र करना पड़ा. बड़े शहरों में ऐसे लोकल ट्रेन में झूलते हुए जाने का अलग मज़ा है. खैर बेलूर स्टेशन ज्यादा दूर नहीं था, तो हमने फटाफट उतरकर इ-रिक्शा ले लिया और बेलूर मठ पहुँच गए. आधे घंटे में हम हावड़ा से बेलूर मठ(Pic 1-7) पहुँच गए थे.
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मठ स्वामी विवेकानंद से लेना-देना रखता है. यह स्वामी जी का घर हुआ करता था, और फिर मरणोपरांत इसका renovation कर इसको public के लिए खोल दिया. यहाँ campus के अन्दर कई सारे मंदिर हैं, और स्वामी जी का समाधी स्थल भी है. बहुत शांत माहौल था, और नदी के किनारे होने से अलग फील आ रहा था यहाँ. और सफाई तो भाईसाहब इतनी थी, कि लग ही नहीं रहा था कि यह मेट्रो सिटी में है, जहाँ करोडो की आबादी रहती है.
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यहाँ 1 घंटा भ्रमण करने के बाद मठ के अन्दर से ही फेरी लेकर opposite छोर पर दक्षिणेश्वर काली मंदिर गए थे. बीच में एक बड़ा-सा ब्रिज (Pic 8,9) भी था. पहले मुझे लगा ये हावड़ा ब्रिज है, क्योंकि कोलकाता का हावड़ा ब्रिज बहुत फेमस है, और कोई भी ब्रिज दिखता तो उसको मैं हावड़ा ब्रिज ही बोल रहा था :P. यहाँ पर सुप्रसिद्ध काली माता मंदिर है( pic10), और शायद यह वो ही जगह है जहां नवरात्रि में सबसे बड़ा मंडप लगता है. कोई कोलकाता से हो तो बताये मैं सही हूँ या नहीं. साथ ही यह भी बताये की ये ब्रिज railway का था या इसपर रोड है(मुझे exact याद नहीं आ रहा). यहाँ पर फेरी मंदिर के पीछे के तरफ छोडती है,फिर वहां से आपने पैदल चलकर अन्दर जाना होता है, फिर मंदिर के अन्दर लम्बी-लम्बी लाइन लगती है, और फिर आपने दर्शन करने मिलता है. भरी धूप और भीषण गर्मी में भी काफी लम्बी लाइन लगी थी वहां. करीब 11-12 बजे वहाँ पर दर्शन कर बाहर की तरफ आ गए थे. यहाँ पर काफ़ी सारी दुकानें हैं, खाने-पीने और पूजन हेतु सब कुछ वहाँ ही मिल जाता है.
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इस साइड से निपट जाने के बाद हम वापस से museum(जो day 1 में बंद था) वहां जाने वाले थे. पहले हम लोग दक्षिणेश्वर रेलवे स्टेशन गए, और वहाँ से हम दम दम जंक्शन के लिए लोकल ट्रेन लिए थे. (जगह का नाम सुनकर पहले मुझे थोड़ी हँसी आ गयी, पर बाद में जब पता चला की नेताजी सुभाषचंद्र बोस इंटरनेशनल एयरपोर्ट को प्यार से दम-दम एयरपोर्ट भी कहते हैं, तो लगा की यह काफी important जगह है). कोलकाता मेट्रो(Pic 11,12,13) में यहाँ से पहली बार बैठने मिला. पहले दो दिन तो हमें पता भी नहीं था की यहाँ मेट्रो भी है. और इस कारण से हमारा बहुत सारा टाइम बस में, ट्रैफिक में लग गया था. शाम को तो हर दिन हमने कम-से-कम 1-2 घंटा बस में ही निकाले थे.
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खैर भरी धूप में हम दक्षिणेश्वर स्टेशन पर इंतज़ार करते रहे, फिर एक ट्रेन आई, जो अन्दर पूरी भरी हुई थी. जैसे-तैसे उसमें दाखिल हुए औ लटकते हुए दमदम स्टेशन उतरे. फिर यहाँ से रबिन्द्र सदन तक direct मेट्रो मिल गयी थी. कोलकाता में AC और NON-AC दो तरह की मेट्रो है, दोनों का किराया same ही है और दोनों खचाखच भरी रहती है. ये मेट्रो Indian Railways चलाता था.(अब शायद KMRC को दे दिया है) यह देश की पहली मेट्रो भी है. और ख़ास बात ये है की शहर के तंग इलाके में भी मेट्रो है.(जयपुर में मेट्रो main locations पर है ही नहीं). और ज़्यादातर पार्ट में मेट्रो अंडरग्राउंड ही है.
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वैसे तो अबतक हम बहुत बार रबिन्द्र सदन/EXIDE मोर(वहाँ EXIDE battery कंपनी का headquarter था तो उस जगह को exide मोड़ कहते हैं, काफी फेमस है वो area)(Pic 14, 15 mein vo ilaaka aur exide building hai) के यहाँ से निकले थे पर एक भी बार मेट्रो स्टेशन पर नज़र नहीं पड़ी. और पड़ती भी कैसे, गेट था ही बहुत छोटा सा. फिर यहाँ उतरते ही हमने lunch के लिए म्यूजियम के सामने haldiram try किया, पर कोलकाता में street food की बात अलग है.
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ये कोलकाता travelogue में जो pics मैं लगा रहा हूँ, उसमें काफी कुछ explain हो जाता है इसलिए अलग से नहीं बता रहा. हाँ, जो नहीं है वो मैं इसमें लिख रहा हूँ.
अगले पार्ट में म्यूजियम और आगे की यात्रा बतायेंगे. बने रहिये!

10 Public Posts - Thu May 21, 2020

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Haan shayad dumdum ke opposite side hai ye bridge bcoz raste mein ye nhi aaya tha...😊

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Opposite Matlab?

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Yes
Matlab dumdum jis side atta hai uske dusri taraf, agar aap dakshineswar pe khade ho to...

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May 21 (15:48)
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11-12 baje toh bhtt garmi hojati hai...hum 8baje gye thae tb bhtt grmi tha :D

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Sahi hai. Par abhi subah belur ka program tha to fir pahle vahin gaye the.
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