Blog Entry# 5899596
Posted: Dec 02 2023 (23:06)
Last Response: Dec 06 2023 (05:26)
Ting ting... The SMS on the travel day generally triggers chatting status, but this was not on starting day, but 2 days before !!!
What is YA ?? Asked my Dad... Ya I said ... Dei , railway code which station is YA ... Yarraguntala I said , having my breakfast , leaving for office... Why suddenly ... No message has come train is diverted via YA and will skip stop at DHNE ..whaaat...yes ... That will be a deviation of 60kms... What a starting notice .
We pull out of Nandyal , and slowly move past into the greenery filled Nallamalla forest , as the MPS beams 105-100 continuously. A good strength track for this section indeed as the stations were zipped past, before we pull in for our next unscheduled halt , the station board reads "Chelma".
A small picturesque station , with a small platform that seems to hold just a 6 coach DMU. But long loops to.keep freight and trains waiting on opposite side . So we have pulled into the last line curve and
WAP 7 be like: give me recovery run
controller: Go and sit in loopline let freight goes.
Yes yes anything possible
Garib rath has had its own share of passengers with multiple booking from various stations . As much as people get off the train , the berths get occupied by next station . About a decade back when it was a special , I had posted in irfca as to regular 800 berths available and why they have to make it regular and train being a white elephant for slow run. But now 3A booking has happened for day journey from station like Markapur road, guntur to reach the other end of the state. Hindupur to Ichchapuram inside single state on a Saturday night Sunday morning is what seems like making it a hit. And if course for a 1K distance of SBC VSKP 3A fare is just about Re1 a km, same reason why I booked train against flight . My 3 tickets were lower than a single airfare when
Yes 10-12yrs back when it was introduced as SPL it used to be half empty and the travel time is also more both sides that too leaved Benguluru on SAT almost midnight. Earlier travel to Benguluru is single travellers or employees but now after many have settled, married with kids parents are also travelling and any train to Hyd, Bengaluru, Chennai is full irrespective of timings and day of operation. Last 5 yrs travelers have increased in GS and without reserved tickets it's difficult to travel in day and arrival at Vskp is now convenient.