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Blog Entry# 5968556
Posted: Feb 13 (12:45)

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Last Response: Feb 20 (10:22)
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Feb 13 (12:45)   12224/Ernakulam - Mumbai LTT Duronto Express | MAO/Madgaon Junction (6 PFs)
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The worst Running and Overall poor management for service of "Duronto Express". Agree track works going on in Karnataka KR Region but poor handling too from KR over giving less priority. Reached Madgaon Jn. 1½ hours late did not coincide with ahead running Mandovi Express and Madgaon Rajdhani Express but overtaking should have been done at Karmali or Thivim only, normally everytime it has been done like that. But maybe because of technical problem it was held in b/w Madgaon Jn. and Majorda Jn. for almost 30 minutes and from there on was given a non-stop run till Sawantwadi and being held back again and again until Ratnagiri. it didn't even overtake Mandovi express before ratnagiri overall all the 3 trains got late yesterday. One more thing i want to add all the trains were held for the crossing of Mumbai - Madgaon Vande Bharat adding more time for late running....
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Honestly as I am writing this blog 12449 Goa Sampark Kranti is waiting for crossing of Vande Bharat from 30 minutes, my point here is at least even Vande Bharat could wait for crossing as it would just cost some minor minutes to it , it has the capability of great pickup overall covering the distance in less time but other trains lack it getting more and more late.

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Feb 19 (13:48)
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Piss poor priority is the reason. It gets halted for all crossings now unlike earlier when it used to cover MAO MAJN in under 3:30 hours.
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Feb 19 (13:58)
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Very True !! Used to check the runs last year before Monsoons, it always used to run on time and used to reach Madgaon or Manglore before 30 or 40 mins or on time. A proper "Duronto Run" but now ruined it. As of now same thing happening today crawling upto Mandovi Express and halting at every station behind it.
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Feb 19 (14:57)
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Konkan Railway was doing the same with 20645 Vande Bharat. After Railway Board's intervention, it now gets top priority.
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Feb 20 (10:22)
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Good old days of Duronto !!
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