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Jul 12 2012 (22:38)   12041/Howrah - New Jalpaiguri Shatabdi Express | BPAE/Begampur (3 PFs)

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Inaugural running NJP Shatabdi honks at 110+ kmph with a deadly honking Piglet and roaring EOG!!
A few firsts on the Inaugural run of this train!!!
The first Shatabdi Express in India
to be hauled by an EMD for the entire journey.
The first train to be hauled by an EMD at 120- 130 km/hr.
The first inter- state Shatabdi of the country.
The first LHB train to use coaches manufactured by Rae Bareli Coach Factory.
The first LHB Shatabdi of ER and Eastern India.
40045 WDP- 4B of SGUJ shed honks with pride, and blasts past with glory with the inaugural running 12041 Howrah (HWH)- New Jalpaiguri (NJP) SHATABDI Express with brand new LHB coaches. This train would be the fastest connecting train between North Bengal and South Bengal, and would cover the 566 kms journey in 8 hours flat. The closest competitors for this train are the Darjeeling Mail, and Padatik Express, but those two trains take more than 10 hours. The train has been given an extremely aggressive schedule, where it have to maintain an average speed of 70 km/hr even after covering most of the journey through stretches where MPS varies between 90- 110 km/hr with numerous PSRs and TSRs.
The train will depart NJP at 05:35, and reach HWH at 13:35, and would again depart at 14:15, and reach NJP at 22:20. The train would give halts at Bolpur Shantiniketan, Malda Town and Kishanganj stations enroute, and is the first North Bengal- South bengal connecting train to skip Rampurhat.
Location is Begumpur on HB Chord enroute.
Givinge me company on the trip was railfans Rohit Basu, Sayantan Banerjee, Vikramjeet Maitra, Anubhav Bhattacharjee

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Jul 13 2012 (09:13)
Jishnu Goswami   23 blog posts   4 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 479460-9            Tags   Past Edits
One correction...not "inter-state" it is intra-state

Jul 13 2012 (09:18)
Guest: 7cfff71a   show all posts
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well yes on introspection, i found it to be intra state, via inter state, interspersed by various states enroute...
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Jul 10 2012 (22:29)   12041/Howrah - New Jalpaiguri Shatabdi Express

Dibyakanti Modak   71 blog posts   68 correct pred (72% accurate)
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Very inappropriate time table. It should leave Howrah in Morning so that it can reach njp at afternoon. Passengers will suffer coz they will reach NJP at 10 O clock night.

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Jul 11 2012 (08:40)
Jishnu Goswami   23 blog posts   4 correct pred (100% accurate)
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Absolutely agree very inappropriate timings.....
The train leaves NJP at 5.35, means you have to stay at the station at the night or be within 5kms of NJP. Residents of nearby towns like Jalpaiguri cant avail this train. Again if you reach NJP at 22.20(there must be some late) you get stranded there. No good means of Communication except highly priced cars are available then.
Also a stoppage at Bardhaman Jn is necessary as people from Durgapur and Asansol can also board this train.
doubt how efficient SATSANG(Software Aided Train Scheduling) is.
May 21 2012 (14:42)   12313/Sealdah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express

Jishnu Goswami   23 blog posts   4 correct pred (100% accurate)
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12313 Sealdah Rajdhani just before Bardhaman Jn.
Predictions: 33
Journey: Wed Jun 06, 2012
Departure: NJP/New Jalpaiguri Junction @ 20:00 PF#: 1
Arrival: BWN/Barddhaman Junction @ 04:08 +1 night PF#: 5
Distance: 471 km / 630 km
Travel Time: 8h 8m  3 halts
Class: Sleeper - SL   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 250
12344/Darjeeling Mail (PT)
PNR: 630-xxxxxxx   |   Similar PNRs
Entry# 429203
Posted Status as of: May 18 2012 (19:48)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 73 (Booking Status: W/L 118,RLGN)
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Please analyze this PNR, and predict the final Charting Status. Thanks.

Latest Status as of: Jun 06 2012 (17:45)
Passenger 1: S2,35 (Booking Status: W/L 118,HO)
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Apr 12 2012 (23:37)   13108/Maitree Express BR

Jishnu Goswami   23 blog posts   4 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 395601            Tags   Past Edits
LOCO BWN WDM 3A...plz update
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