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Blog Entry# 2060383  
Posted: Nov 15 2016 (11:21)

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Last Response: Nov 16 2016 (10:04)
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Nov 15 2016 (07:07)   Duronto Express losing its sheen

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The prestigious Duronto Express, considered to be the fastest train between the largest city in AP – Visakhapatnam – and Secunderabad, seems to be losing its sheen. “I travelled on this premium train paying Rs.1,542 in 3rd AC. I was disgusted to find that the taps in the toilet ran dry soon after the train commenced its run from Vizag,” says S. Ganapathiraju of Hyderabad, who travelled by this train on Thursday.
“The train was stopped for about 30 minutes at the outer signal at Secunderabad to the agony of passengers,” he adds.
Srihari Rao, treasurer, Duvvada Railway Users Association travelled with his family members from Vijayawada to Duvvada in the AP AC Express recently.
The train arrived on Platform-3 instead of PF-4 as a goods train was parked in the platform due to incomplete loop line work at Duvvada.
Passengers, including senior citizens, patients, physically challenged persons and pregnant women and those carrying kids and luggage faced a lot of difficulty in reaching the PF-3 from PF-4 through the Foot Over Bridge (FOB) at the end of PF-3.
There are no lifts, escalators and ramp type FOB.
Wheel-chair users faced great difficulty in reaching PF-3.
Normally all coaching trains going towards Visakhapatnam arrive on PF-4 at Duvvada.
This enables passengers to reach the road without any difficulty and catch an RTC bus, auto or other modes of transport.

Nov 15 2016 (11:21)
AAA   369 blog posts
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It should be converted to Normal AC SF Exp & its frequency should be made daily .. so that dynamic fares burden will not be levied on passengers

Nov 15 2016 (14:15)
deepakyerr~   948 blog posts
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The dynamic fare system I'll be reviewed shortly as it didn't give the desired results what railway board expected as per my view. If we want it to be converted to normal express to remove the he burden of dynamic fares then we should equally be ready for increase in running time by 60 mins. Godavari takes 12+ hrs to reach Secunderabad while duronto takes 10.5 hrs which is a saving of nearly 90 mins. So we should be ready to pay 10% more.

Nov 16 2016 (10:04)
deepakyerr~   948 blog posts
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Can I know why it is a non topic the author of the comment wants to convert to normal super fast to get exempt from flexi fares for which I have given my views.

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