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Posted: Dec 07 2023 (19:55)

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Dec 07 2023 (19:55)   14096/Himalayan Queen Express | CDG/Chandigarh Junction (6 PFs)
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no update on restoration of Himalayan queen till now?
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Dec 12 2023 (14:30)
AsK~   733 blog posts
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Swaraj Gang has taken 5.40 AM slot, thats why with so many stoppages enroute it will get overtaken by Swaraj also. Hence, any departure after 5 AM or before 6 AM will be disastrous for it. Even if it starts at 5.30, it will reach UMB after 9 AM considering the slots occupied by other Superfasts and VBs.
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Dec 12 2023 (14:34)
Dgvj01~   2419 blog posts
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Swaraj can be given priority and overtake can itself happen before azadpur when both the trains will be on different sections..
before 5 am departure would be too early for people of RE and GGN ..
while after 6:30 AM... i guess .. Shan e Punjab and Shatabdis would suffer..
IR can take the narrow slot of 15 mins after Katra
VB.. but sooner or later another VB will take this slot for sure...

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Dec 12 2023 (14:46)
AsK~   733 blog posts
Re# 5904308-31              
Yeah 6.10-15 AM still seems to be kept reserved for a VB. That's a premium time for a premium train originating from NDLS. I think in future we may see this slot being allotted to a ASR/Punjab bound VB.

A 5.30 types departure, then stoppage at Sonipat & Panipat means Swaraj and VBs overtake will happen before Panipat itself and it also means that it is made to trail Ekta too.
UMB arrival of Ekta is 9.30 and Swaran Shatabdi at 9.40 AM followed by Shan-E-Punjab and Kalka Shatabdi.
Essentially it will have to depart DEE something like 5.20 AM so that it is departing PNP by 6.35 AM in order to avoid trailing Ekta and arrives UMB right after Swaraj to escape Swarn Shatabdi and Kalka Shatabdi overtakes too.

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Dec 12 2023 (18:49)
deepak.yerr~   5712 blog posts
Re# 5904308-32              
Have followed this thread and many members spoke that the sector has premium travellers and there is no necessity for cheap intercity trains to compete. I have gathered occupancy data of New Delhi Daulatapur Jan Shatabdi which leaves in afternoon. The train has 9 GS sitting reserved 1000 seats approx and 4 ACC 320 seats making a total capacity of 1320. The train is in WL for about a week in both sides and today after chart preparation both are not available. The train has a vacancy of 550 while ACC 197 from Chandigarh to Una means the number travellers who deboarded at Chandigarh. The WL trends showed there is still demand for 2 more GS and another ACC. So the demand for restoration of Himalayan Queen stands justified. Whether it's independent train or extention of Jodhpur exp from Sarai Rohilla or using the rake as independent train...
at 600 stoppages and travel time should be same as Jan Shatabdi .

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Dec 12 2023 (19:52)
Sukhjinder   397 blog posts
Re# 5904308-33              
Even premium trains are not getting filled.
Main rush of travelers is on weekend(Friday evening,Saturday)and Monday morning.
12045,2247 data is attached for reference.
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