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Dec 15 2013 (11:16)   11301/Udyan Express

narayanmahesh   21 blog posts
Entry# 935240            Tags   Past Edits
Hi, could anyone tell me why all south bound trains, including Udyan express, have diesel locos between Mumbai and Pune, when electrification is available?
Diesel doesn't come anywhere close to electric as far as riding comfort and speed is concerned. Plus, I would assume there are environmental considerations with the ghats.
I see north-bound trains running on electric locos though. Is there a reason?

Dec 15 2013 (11:21)
Begins Falls Rises ™~   21453 blog posts   1207 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 935240-1            Tags   Past Edits
1:- to avoid loco change at Pune.
2:- Diesel's are better n alternative for such trains.
3:- 190 km with and Diesel, not an issue. once the rest of section is energized with Electric, Diesel wil vanquish.

Dec 15 2013 (11:22)
divjyotahluwalia   171 blog posts   31 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 935240-2            Tags   Past Edits
The issue is that beyond Pune there is no electrification. So there is no point in doing a loco change after 150 kms at Pune for trains heading south. Many trains have diesel locos in order to save time and operational constraints. Eg- Many times uttar sampark kranti and jammu rajdhani have diesel locos though route uptill jallandhar is electrified. Even Pooja exp from Ajmer to Jammu has deisel loco inspite more than half its route being electrified.

Dec 15 2013 (11:23)
narayanmahesh   21 blog posts
Re# 935240-3            Tags   Past Edits
As I mentioned, I see north-bound trains running on electric. They must be changing at Igatpuri or Manmad too right? So whats wrong in changing at Pune?

Dec 15 2013 (11:24)
narayanmahesh   21 blog posts
Re# 935240-4            Tags   Past Edits
Ah ok I see

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General Travel
Nov 03 2013 (12:00)   11302/Udyan Express (PT)

narayanmahesh   21 blog posts
Entry# 895293            Tags   Past Edits
What are the chances of the following getting confirmed? Please advise:
Udyan Express SBC - CSTM
Travel Date: 21st Nov 2013
Current Status: WL/1 (AC 2 Tier)
LTT Coimbatore Express LTT - SBC
Date: 25st Nov 2013
Current Status: WL/5 (AC 2 Tier)
Please advise if this will get confirmed or whether I should book a bus ticket and cancel this.
Many Thanks.

3 posts - Sun Nov 03, 2013

Nov 03 2013 (15:21)
Hussain*^~   19775 blog posts   383485 correct pred (82% accurate)
Re# 895293-4            Tags   Past Edits
Both will Confirm...

Nov 03 2013 (15:29)
SRG*^~   35778 blog posts   174753 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 895293-5            Tags   Past Edits
LTT-SBC has also pretty good chance...Else one option open for you book a new ticket from LTT-HSRA(Hosur) its RAC4 / RAC 4.You can get down at SBC. You need to pay extra Rs.50/- only for the new ticket.

Nov 03 2013 (16:02)
narayanmahesh   21 blog posts
Re# 895293-6            Tags   Past Edits
Many thanks for the Hosur advice. I just got a confirmed ticket to Hosur !!!

Nov 12 2013 (21:02)
Mahesh Narayan   50 blog posts
Re# 895293-7            Tags   Past Edits
My onward journey was WL/5 initially, then WL/1, then RAC 12, and now it stuck in RAC 10 for the last 3 days. Any chance it will get confirmed? The travel date is 21st Nov. Thanks.

Nov 20 2013 (20:56)
narayanmahesh   21 blog posts
Re# 895293-8            Tags   Past Edits
I am still at RAC 7. Do RAC passengers get any bedding in AC coach or do I have to carry my own bed sheet or something? Do they have extra blankets etc in Udyan usually?
★  General Travel
Sep 18 2013 (11:30)   11301/Udyan Express | SUR/Solapur (5 PFs)

Solapur Superfast~   1734 blog posts   66 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 854581            Tags   Past Edits
This train will get Pantry Car Soon.....
As the four slip coaches from Solapur is now converted into permanent coaches from CSTM-SBC.
Very Good decision taken by our RM.
Thank You Very Much to Central Railway.

Sep 19 2013 (14:15)
narayanmahesh   21 blog posts
Re# 854581-1            Tags   Past Edits
Which newspaper is this? Is this confirmed? This is indeed good news !!

Sep 19 2013 (16:38)
Solapur Superfast~   1734 blog posts   66 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 854581-2            Tags   Past Edits
This news is from Local newspaper of Solapur.
They got this news from Central Railway Solapur Division ,currently this division is maintaining rake of Udyan/Siddheshwar Express.
As this news is came from Gulbarga, so I think it is confirmed.

Sep 19 2013 (17:48)
narayanmahesh   21 blog posts
Re# 854581-3            Tags   Past Edits
Any idea when it will start? The news just says "in the coming months" or something like that, right?

Sep 19 2013 (19:41)
Solapur Superfast~   1734 blog posts   66 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 854581-4            Tags   Past Edits
No Idea.

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General Travel
Sep 07 2013 (09:40)   11301/Udyan Express

narayanmahesh   21 blog posts
Entry# 845649            Tags   Past Edits
Admin, could you pleae make sure the Rake/Coach composition for 11301 and 11302 match exactly? Right now it os confusing as to which is the correct composition. Thanks.

Sep 07 2013 (19:46)
Navkant Meher*^~   3174 blog posts   1641 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 845649-1            Tags   Past Edits
but both are consistent...
General Travel
Jul 02 2013 (20:05)   11302/Udyan Express (PT)

Vinay   41 blog posts
Entry# 798697            Tags   Past Edits
Train number changed to 11302. Travelling by A2 coach. Pathetic condition of rake. Very old coach. Seat 47 missing while it is alloted to someone on the chart. Curtains broken. Not sure why the train is kike this now? Still in blore at 0804 pm.

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Jul 02 2013 (20:50)
narayanmahesh   21 blog posts
Re# 798697-3            Tags   Past Edits
Is there is B3 coach in the train now? The coach composition is not showing any change.

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Jul 03 2013 (12:01)
narayanmahesh   21 blog posts
Re# 798697-8            Tags   Past Edits
But the coach composition for 11301 is given as Loco- SLR, RMS+GN, HA, A-2, A-1, B3,B-2, B-1, S-12, S-11, S-10, S-9, S-8, S-7, S-6, S-5, S-4, S-3, S-2, S-1, GN, LDS on this website?

Jul 03 2013 (15:37)
Vinay   41 blog posts
Re# 798697-9            Tags   Past Edits
Not sure abt website. Current running train coach position is as i have mentioned. Just pulling into Pune.

Jul 03 2013 (15:54)
narayanmahesh   21 blog posts
Re# 798697-10            Tags   Past Edits
Oh ok. What is ae1? And the AC 2-tier and AC 3-tier coaches are not together? There seems to be some big confusion about this train. Looks like the new CR rakes have not been arranged properly

Jul 08 2013 (15:57)
Vinay   41 blog posts
Re# 798697-11            Tags   Past Edits
That is true. Rakes not arranged. The attendent in the coach was telling that they have coupled 2-3 coaches from different trains and it is moved under solapur division for maintenance. Sucks big time. Returned by 11013 this is very good.

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