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Blog Entry# 5986939
Posted: Mar 04 (21:24)

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Mar 04 (21:24)   12301/Howrah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express (Via Gaya) | MSAE/Masagram (5 PFs)
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SAPTARSHI^~   26395 blog posts
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Rajdhani Express completes 55 years of services , still being a superior category, for several reasons. From passengers' point of view, all of us are aware of the specialities. The specialties from Operational point of view, are briefed, except for sensitive infos:

• Starting from the basic maintainance, the Rajdhani Express has its very own Rajdhani section with staffs (image attached)
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a single loco is nominated for normal coaching trains, but Rajdhani has two nominations (image attached) .
• The train is never mislinked with other zone locos from Howrah, dedicated Howrah shed Medha locos are considered reliable enough.
• In real time running, even Vande Bharat trains do not enjoy such priority & attention over ER.
• Some call it as ' রেল বোর্ডের গাড়ি ' meaning the train of rail board. Every train of IR is under Rail Board, but some Rajdhanis are directly observed by Board.
• Any man/machine error in the section should be cleared before Rajdhani's passing. Several times observed Vande Bharat/Shatabdi suffering from such errors, but Rajdhani rarely suffers.
• Minute delays can invite showcause/chargesheet/suspension to/of the concerned official/staff responsible for the detention

• Recent incidents: Date- 6th Jan 2024 at MSAE

An emergency was notified by SM/MSAE at around 16:35 that signals of Delhi end was not responding & panel board is malfunctioning. Visually, the signals were not showing any aspect.

During investigation after few hours, it was found that JCB operator was careless enough to chop off the OFC of MSAE station section while working over Bankura connection project. After initial formalities, TrnNo.12345 was started from JRAE at 17:15. Rajdhani Express suffered detention for 120+ minutes being stuck behind 3 EMUs.

All trains had to be received/dispatched by paper clearance [specifically, T369 (3a) for Home signal & T369 (3b) for Starter signal ... image attached] . Divisional signal inspector & others rushed to spot from Howrah by road. Problem rectified after 02:00 AM.

Sectional Signal inspector was issued chargesheet in this case.

• There are other incidents too, where a L/c gate couldn't be closed due to traffic, and Rajdhani had to stop for 3 minutes. The gate keeper was served showcause notice & asked to report at DRM office next day.

• Most of us are aware of Baruipara incident of 2302 with 30201/GMO WAP7 (then) which resulted in initial transfers of WAP7 fleet from Gomoh shed.

Rajdhani still continues to be the most important category & service, inspite of introduction of so many categories over Indian Railways.

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Mar 06 (15:52)
Sumit   9 blog posts
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In up direction , HWH Rajdhani leads the pack, still it gets delayed regularly while entering NDLS while SDAH Rajdhani despite being the last in the pack, manages to arrive NDLS before time almost on all days. Don't understand why IR is giving step motherly treatment to HWH Rajdhani nowadays.
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It doesn't matter what you or I think, it only matters what the railway officials think. We are just railfans with very little knowledge about railways. (The gyanis of kolkata based WhatsApp university groups, who try to pose themselves as railway officers, having little or no knowledge, used to inspire such mentality ....বাংলায় বলে ফাঁকা কলসির আওয়াজ বেশি।.)

It is better not to provide such statements on railway operations, there are UPSC qualified officers to operate railways.
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Over the whole writeup, I have sticked to 'what is being done', it is better not to formulate 'what needs to be done' , atleast on engineering operations.

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Mar 06 (18:38)
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I believe BBS Raj leads the pack now. There's no reason to delay a particular train extra by IR, could be some unfortunate incidents or maintenance issues with HWH shed locos
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Mar 06 (19:34)
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1. In UP direction BBS Raj leads the pack and not SDAH Raj
2. SDAH Raj has a good 15 mins slack in CNB-NDLS section.
3. If you are talking about HWH Raj getting late in the last few days, its because of the late areival of HWH Raj at DDU most probably. 12423 departs earlier from DDU and then 12301 has to trail it all the way to NDLS, getting delayed by 20-25 mins.
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Mar 08 (17:50)
belsukanta   56 blog posts
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By when Bankura Howrah via Masagram train can start ? What can be the time table? Train MEMU or Conventional express .
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