Forum Super Search
Posting Date From:
Posting Date To:
Train Type:
ONLY with Pic/Vid:
Sort by: Date:     Word Count:     Popularity:     
Public:    Pvt: Monitor:    RailFan Club:    

Full Site Search
Tue Jul 25, 2017 16:22:58 ISTHomeTrainsΣChainsAtlasPNRForumGalleryNewsFAQTripsLoginFeedback
Tue Jul 25, 2017 16:22:58 IST
PostPostPost Trn TipPost Trn TipPost Stn TipPost Stn TipAdvanced Search
Filters: **new

Page#    5884 Blog Entries  <<prev  next>>
50 votes
Jun 20 2017 (20:07)  

Katni Grade Separator~   1767 blog posts   3542 correct pred (85% accurate)
Entry# 2327189            Tags   Past Edits
Which (has been/will be) the best initiative by IR ?
Whether it is technological advancement, electrification, modernization or introduction of new trains, which seems most important to you and needs to be done first or is the best by far ?
(Excluding the DFC project)
Nilgiri Project (WiFi)0%0
Humsafar Express6%3
Tejas/Antyodaya Express0%0
Gatimaan Express0%0
CNG train0%0
Mumbai Metro0%0
5-Star Lounges0%0
Bogibeel/Digha Rail Bridges8%4
Connectivity to Katra. Nepal. Bhutan4%2
ATVMs and Water Vending Machines4%2
3rd Rajdhani to major cities2%1
Add your own10%5

1 posts - Jun 2017

7 posts - Sun Jul 23, 2017

Jul 23 2017 (15:03)
©The Dark Lord™~   8193 blog posts   2 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 2327189-13            Tags   Past Edits
Train solar powered thodehi hai, kewal auxiliary power requirements bole to Fan, bulb ko power provide ker raha hai. Ek train ko solar power se chalane k liye acres me solar panels lagane honge.

Jul 23 2017 (15:11)
Saurabh®~   2550 blog posts   39 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 2327189-14            Tags   Past Edits
Ha wo to hai but then too its is a good initiative bcoz technology involved is latest and more complex. 80km ke speed se chalte roof solar panel ka maintenance complex hai. Aur yehi technology Ko upgrade karke aage dog ka kaam Kiya ja Sakta hai.

Jul 23 2017 (15:13)
Saurabh®~   2550 blog posts   39 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 2327189-15            Tags   Past Edits
Abhi to Demu me Laga hai to speed 80kmph hai max. Traction diesel se hai

Yesterday (17:16)
a2z~   1486 blog posts
Re# 2327189-16            Tags   Past Edits
DFC is the most path breaking advancement which has been excluded from the race.
Another major development which is underway and may turn out to be a path breaking is HST project Mumbai-Ahm. If handled and implemented properly, this project may change the way Indians travel in future.
A huge shift of travel pattern from air lines to HSTs is a strong facility (In France majority of Airpaxs of the route switched over to HST TGV/AGV trains. Switch over from private cars to HSTs is also expected.
connected to HSTs shall become backyards of Metros like Mumbai, Delhi etc. These cities shall take some load and help in decongestion of these Metros. In general, cities connected/ regions served by the HSTs shall witness fast development in economic activities, as has been experience in China.
But every thing depends on, how better this most note worthy and hi-profile project is implemented. High level of indigenisation /safety, innovative ways to restrict the cost of project and keep the fares low is key to its success.
This project is very important if India want to graduate from a developing nation into the category of developed nations, much like the way China is doing.
Success of this project shall open the doors to diamond quadrilateral of HST network with some spurs to connect important cites not falling in Golden quadrilateral.

Yesterday (18:07)
a2z~   1486 blog posts
Re# 2327189-17            Tags   Past Edits
Amongst the given options my preference list with comments is:
(1) Electrification- is important as it is likely to give huge financial benefits (low fuel expenditure) and lay a foundation for operation of SHS trains in near future. Electrification is highly desirable for speed of 160kmph and above. But supply of adequate E-locos in short time has to be ensured for its success.
(2) WAP-8 WAG10 the higher horsepower locomotives shall be useful, but they are not a path breaking initiative as regenerative ac-ac propulsion technology is already there in existing under manufacture
P and G class locos. WAG10 is more useful as IR plan to go for 30T axle load & much heavier freight trains where 12000 hp locos shsll be useful. But long term vision for pax train is SHST & HST using train sets rather than Loco & trailing coach configuration.
(3) Bogibeel/ Digha railbridges- are important from regional development/ strategic importance/ providing shorter route. For from railway point of view, these are capital intensive & loss making investments where the level of traffic hardly justify such heavy investments.
(4) Mumbai Metro projects if implemented properly may turn out to be "sanjeevani booty" for the creaking Mumbai intracity transport network and again provide the much needed vitality and growth to the city(MMR). About 30 lac people may use Mumbai Metro trains after completion. But at national level it is not that important.
(5) ATVMs and water vending machines are good step to facilitate paxs for their journeys.
(6) CNG train- lesser pollution and a bit cheaper fuel cost. But it has limited application in long run, as almost all BG routes are planned to be electrified in next 5-6 years. CNG trains may be better than diesel trains but are no better then their electric counterparts. CNG trains may be very usegul if run on the NG/MG hill railways of IR network.
(7) Nilgiri-Wifi project to provide WiFi services in 400 odd A,A1 stations on IR network is a good step to make Rly Stn a happening place where digital transactions, shopping, net-surfing etc could be performed and time spent waiting for train can be effectively utilised.
(8) Humsafar is not an achievement as it is a not so dear brother of Garib Rath. It would have been much better if it had ACII,SL coaches as well.
(9) Gatimaan- It has been touted as first SHS train of IR and may be considered as a precursor to SHS trains which are likely to operate in near future. Ek pal ki Khushi se zindagi nahin sanwarti, Running it at 160kmph on just a 150km stretch make it just a show piece. NZM-AGC is a bad destination, BCT-ADI, NDLS-CDG/LKO would have been a much better beginning of the Gatimaan.
(10) Tejas/Antyoday is just a pampered (No-Flexifare) version of Shatabdi- F. Charging higher base fares for just an improvement in pax ameneties, without matching increase in speed is not much appreciated by paxs.
(11) Connectivity to Katra-Nepal-Bhutan. Connectivity to Katra is not a big achievement, but direct connectivity to Srinagar shall be strategically very important and growth of tourism in Kashmir is of ultimate importance for its development. Nepal-Bhutan may improve trade and bilateral ties of India with these countries, but from IR point of view these projects in tough terrain are likely to be loss making ventures.
(12) 5 star lounges a good high end pax amenity which is mostly availed by high class paxs. But large number of pax. may never avail this paid facility.
(13) Third rajdhani to major is good but not a very big thing as running a LHB SK/GR behind each Raj with SL,ACIII,ACII coaches would have been a better option. Super patronage to Triweekly BDTS-NZM GR (Rajdhani timing) is a glowing example. However second/third rajdhani may run well patronized(70-80% occupancy) to give enough revenues, but with flexifare in use, it is wastage of resources. Empty berths in otherwisw well patronised Flexifare trains reminds of a situation where a fruit vendor is hell bent to sell fruits at 150% the reasonable price even if he throws away 30% of its unsold & spoilt fruits and remain contended that he would have earne same profits had he sold all of his the fruits at reasonable rates. This appears justified from his view, but it is bad economics and business, reasonabilty has to be there in the profit margins also.
7 votes
Yesterday (13:53)  

😍😜Paschim Exp LHB Dream😜😍~   326 blog posts
Entry# 2361443            Tags   Past Edits
Ab Konsi Humsafar Express Ka Inaugural run Hoga?
22913/Bandra Terminus - Patna Jn Humsafar Express100%7
22317/Sealdah- Jammutavi Humsafar Express0%0

Yesterday (13:56)
Yuva Rahul^~   4030 blog posts   7232 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 2361443-1            Tags   Past Edits
Most probably Patna wali hi hogi
Sdah- Jat wala rake modifications k liye wapas chala gaya

Yesterday (17:38)
Rajat~   1667 blog posts   22 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 2361443-2            Tags   Past Edits
rake modification 😐 😑
aur jo sirf naam ki humsafar h unka kya hoga...?

Yesterday (17:41)
Yuva Rahul^~   4030 blog posts   7232 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 2361443-3            Tags   Past Edits
Unka pata nai
34 votes
Jul 19 2017 (22:17)  

OM SAI RAM ਆਦਿਤਯ ਕੁਮਾਰ~   1515 blog posts   316 correct pred (60% accurate)
Entry# 2357339            Tags   Past Edits
When do your ARP (Advanced Reservation Period) ticket in train.
4 months before (just then when booking starts)12%4
3 months Before12%4
2 months Before3%1
1 months Before6%2
In the same month68%23

4 posts - Wed Jul 19, 2017

5 posts - Thu Jul 20, 2017

10 posts - Fri Jul 21, 2017

2 posts - Sat Jul 22, 2017

Jul 22 2017 (14:31)
Maddy   310 blog posts   521 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2357339-22            Tags   Past Edits
Kabhi issues ho to u can contact me. I will help u

Jul 22 2017 (14:32)
OM SAI RAM ਆਦਿਤਯ ਕੁਮਾਰ~   1515 blog posts   316 correct pred (60% accurate)
Re# 2357339-23            Tags   Past Edits

Jul 22 2017 (14:43)
Maddy   310 blog posts   521 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2357339-24            Tags   Past Edits
I have msgd u my whatsapp no. Mangla is my fav. Even in peak season i can get u a confirmed seat in mangla, punjab mail,12108 ltt ljn, pushpak,goa,tamilnadu,gt.24*7*365

Yesterday (15:55)
OM SAI RAM ਆਦਿਤਯ ਕੁਮਾਰ~   1515 blog posts   316 correct pred (60% accurate)
Re# 2357339-25            Tags   Past Edits
votes ki population dekh kae samajh aaraha hai ki kyun IRI par jada WL PNR kyun dikhte hai

Yesterday (17:31)
Sunny Babu Brother of sampoornesh babu~   1543 blog posts   215 correct pred (56% accurate)
Re# 2357339-26            Tags   Past Edits
Bwhahahahahahaha.... Spot on :D
19 votes
Yesterday (16:38)  

Mohit~   249 blog posts
Entry# 2361629            Tags   Past Edits
Which Shatabdi looks are much better?
12 votes
Yesterday (16:26)  

😍😜Paschim Exp LHB Dream😜😍~   326 blog posts
Entry# 2361621            Tags   Past Edits
Mumbai Western Railway ki Jaldi Se Jaldi Konsi Train LHB Ho Sakti Hai?
12955/56 Mumbai Central- Jaipur SF Express0%0
12961/62 Mumbai Central-Indore Avantika SF Express8%1
12903/04 Mumbai Central- Amritsar Golden Temple Mail58%7
12471/72 Bandra Terminus- SVD Katra Swaraj SF Express0%0
12927/28 Mumbai Central- Vadodara SF Express0%0
12989/90 Dadar Western- Ajmer SF Express8%1
22474/73 Bandra Terminus- Bikaner SF Express8%1
12480/79 Bandra Terminus- Jodhpur Suryanagri SF Express0%0
22953/54 Mumbai Central- Ahmedabad Gujrat Express0%0
12971/72 Bandra Terminus- Bhavnagar SF Express0%0
22903/04 Bandra Terminus- Bhuj AC Express8%1
22927/28 Bandra Terminus- Ahmedabad Lokshakti Express0%0
19037/38 Bandra Terminus- Gorakhpur Avadh Express0%0
19039/40 Bandra Terminus- Muzaffarpur Avadh Express0%0
12979/80 Bandra Terminus - Jaipur SF Express0%0
22963/ Bandra Terminus - Bhavnagar Weekly Express0%0
12490/89 Dadar Western - Bikaner SF Express0%0
19021/22 Bandra Terminus - Lucknow Express0%0
22917/18 Bandra Terminus- Haridwar SF Express0%0
22451/52 Bandra Terminus- Chandigarh SF Express8%1
Page#    5884 Blog Entries  <<prev  next>>

ARP (Advanced Reservation Period) Calculator

Reservations Open Today @ 8am for:
Trains with ARP 10 Dep on: Fri Aug 4
Trains with ARP 15 Dep on: Wed Aug 9
Trains with ARP 30 Dep on: Thu Aug 24
Trains with ARP 120 Dep on: Wed Nov 22


Rail News

New Trains

Site Announcements

  • Entry# 2175399
    Feb 23 2017 (01:22PM)

    There has recently been a lot of frustration among RFs when their Station Pics, Loco Pics, Train Pics get rejected because the "number is not showing", "shed is not visible", the loco/train is at a distance, Train Board is too small, "better pic available", etc. . To address this issue, effective tomorrow, ALL...
  • Entry# 2165159
    Feb 15 2017 (09:53AM)

    A minor update, but may impact many members: Hereafter, FMs will be able to delete invalid Red Flags on Imaginary trains. Red Flags can be removed by FMs, only against specific complaints filed against the blog. This does not give all members the right to complain against EVERY single red flag they...
  • Entry# 2155798
    Feb 08 2017 (11:40AM)

    -@all members: As of recently, there has been a trend whereby minor name updates of Trains/Stations - whether such and such regional name should be there or not, whether the train should be called "Abc Express" or "Abc Superfast Express", etc. are threatening to take over the majority of Timeline entries. Also,...
  • Entry# 2147631
    Feb 01 2017 (11:05AM)

    A new experimental feature is being introduced called BotD - "Blog of the Day". The rules are: . 1. Replies are not eligible - only the Top Blog. 2. ONLY Blogs posted today (the day of the vote) are eligible. 3. Every member has ONE vote. In the course of the day, you may keep...
  • Entry# 2136570
    Jan 23 2017 (12:25AM)

    Several new features have been introduced recently to the Forum, and we are forever striving to make Member experience here more productive and satisfying. With the recent introduction and success of the new FM System, it has been observed that small groups of highly involved and enthusiastic members are far more...
  • Entry# 2134907
    Jan 21 2017 (02:46PM)

    It has been over 2 weeks since the appointment of the current batch of FMs and 750 Complaints have been handled so far. It gives me immense pleasure in congratulating them for running the team diligently, professionally, competently and above all, without a shred of controversy or bias. The FM position...
Scroll to Top
Scroll to Bottom

Go to Mobile site
Disclaimer: This website has NO affiliation with the Government-run site of Indian Railways. This site does NOT claim 100% accuracy of fast-changing Rail Information. YOU are responsible for independently confirming the validity of information through other sources.