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Jul 15 2017 (12:44)   Tejas Express runs out of steam, bookings slow in peak season

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Entry# 2353404   News Entry# 308524         Tags   Past Edits
THE PREMIUM luxury train Tejas Express, running from Mumbai to Goa, has failed to garner a sustained response despite the peak Mumbai-Konkan tourist season of the Ganpati festival coming up. Even as other trains to Konkan have been booked to nearly full capacity, with some passengers on the waitlist, the bookings for Tejas remain slow.
The Ganeshotsav, to be celebrated in August this year, marks a passenger rush on Konkan-bound trains about 10 to 15 days before the start of the festival. However, data from the railways shows that while popular trains such as Konkan Kanya, Mandovi Express and the Jan Shatabadi Express have nearly 400 passengers on their waitlists, more than half of the seats on the Karmali-bound Tejas from Chhatrapati
Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSTM) are still to be booked.
The train was launched in May this year to offer a premium service for Konkan- and Goa-bound passengers. It was also meant to attract tourists who would otherwise travel by air. With services such as LED screens, Wi-Fi and a snacks table, the train attracted much attention in the early days after its launch. “The first 15 days saw huge occupancy in the train. People came in large numbers to experience the fancy ride the train was offering. By mid-June, we saw a dip in its demand and occupancy,” a senior railway official said.
Passengers who have booked seats to Konkan claim they find the fares too high for the journey on this route. Complaints about keeping out Madgaon and Sawantwadi stations have also come to light. “I have booked the Konkan Kanya Express in advance for both the to and fro journeys. I find the fares of Tejas exorbitant for a five-hour journey to my native place,” Girish Kulkarni, a tourist, said.
“I prefer to get down at Madgaon station as that is closer to my native place. Tejas Express does not stop there so I chose a train that does halt at the station,” Ananya Shah, another passenger, said. Tejas has 56 seats in one coach of Executive Class (EC) and 78 seats in 15 coaches of Chair Car compartment. According to the ridership figures of June and July (pre-booked), rides towards Karmali hardly witnessed less than 50% occupancy of seats. Moreover, the return trips to Mumbai also failed to see much response.
“The monsoon timetable is not working out for the train. From Goa, the train starts at 9 am. Tourists in Goa would hardly prefer to wake up so early and take the train. While monsoon does remain a non-peak season for tourists, the return trips suffer the most,” a rail official added. Passengers who have travelled by the Tejas Express said they do not find the return trip of the train feasible with their schedule. Many thus opt to see another Mumbai-bound train or take a flight.
“An early morning train from Goa does not seem feasible. It is impossible for any tourist who would have booked a stay around north Goa to wake up at 4 am, check out of the hotel and ride all the way to Karmali, which is quite a distance from the north. Thus, taking any other mode of transport seems more sensible,” said Shashank Srivastava, who had travelled on he Tejas Express on its inaugural ride from Mumbai. “The booking in Tejas Express may go up slowly for August in days to come. We have also provided 100 more trains for passengers to cater to the festive rush to Konkan,” said L K Verma, Chief Public Relations officer, Konkan Railway.

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Jul 15 2017 (16:51)
maheshshedge279   14 blog posts
Re# 2353404-4            Tags   Past Edits
If departure time from CSTM will change for this train and halt kankavli & thivim. So passengers get one more option to travel with comfortable.

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Mar 23 2016 (13:02)   होळीनिमित्त कोकणात जाणाऱ्या रेल्वे गाडय़ा फुल

maheshshedge279   13 news posts
Entry# 1776763   News Entry# 262239         Tags   Past Edits
दरवर्षीप्रमाणे यंदाही होळीनिमित्त कोकणात जाण्यासाठी प्रवाशांची गर्दी उसळली असून बहुतांश एक्स्प्रेस फुल झाल्या आहेत. यात राज्यराणी एक्स्प्रेस, जनशताब्दी एक्स्प्रेस आणि कोकणकन्या एक्स्प्रेसचा समावेश आहे. विशेष म्हणजे पश्चिम रेल्वेने मुंबई सेंट्रल ते मडगाव या विशेष गाडीचे आरक्षण अवघ्या तीन मिनिटांत फुल झाल्याचे सांगण्यात आले. होळीनिमित्त गावी जाणाऱ्या मुंबईकरांसाठी मध्य आणि पश्चिम रेल्वेने विशेष गाडय़ा चालवल्या आहेत. या गाडय़ांप्रमाणे नियमित गाडय़ांनाही प्रवाशांनी भरघोस प्रतिसाद दिला आहे. यात आरक्षित तिकिटांची मुदत वाढल्याने प्रवाशांनी महिनाभरापूर्वीच तिकिटे आरक्षित केली आहेत. त्यामुळे अनेक एक्स्प्रेसची तिकिटे मिळवताना कठीण झाल्याने प्रवासी खासगी वाहनांनी प्रवास करण्याचा मार्ग अवलंबत आहेत. २३ आणि २४ मार्चला कोकणकन्या एक्स्प्रेसची प्रतीक्षा यादी अनुक्रमे ४०१ आणि ३१० आहे. मांडवी एक्स्प्रेसची प्रतीक्षा यादी अनुक्रम ३०६ आणि ३०१ आहे. राज्यराणी एक्स्प्रेसची प्रतीक्षा यादी अनुक्रमे ३६० आणि ४०० तर जनशताब्दी एक्स्प्रेसची प्रतीक्षा यादी अनुक्रमे ४०१ आणि ४०० आहे. - See more at: click here

Mar 23 2016 (13:09)
Amey Ambre~   1220 blog posts   1224 correct pred (74% accurate)
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दरवर्षी हीच गत असते, शिमगा आणि गणपती कोकणी माणूस हमखास सुट्टी काढून आपल्या गावी हजर होतो
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Mar 23 2016 (13:05)   मुंबईकरांच्या सेवेत ठाकुर्ली टर्मिनसची भर

maheshshedge279   13 news posts
Entry# 1776760   News Entry# 262240         Tags   Past Edits
रेल्वेमंत्री सुरेश प्रभू यांनी गेल्या वर्षीच्या अर्थसंकल्पात घोषणा केलेल्या सॅटेलाइट टर्मिनसबाबत (उपग्रह टर्मिनस) मध्य रेल्वेने प्रत्यक्षात काम सुरू केले आहे. पनवेल येथे एक टर्मिनस तयार होत असताना आता मध्य रेल्वेने ठाकुर्ली येथील प्रस्तावित टर्मिनससाठीही हालचाली सुरू केल्या आहेत. १२५० कोटी रुपयांच्या या प्रस्तावित प्रकल्पाचा आराखडा मध्य रेल्वेने तयार केला असून आता हा आराखडा सल्लागारांकडे पाठवण्यात येणार आहे. सध्या मध्य रेल्वेवरील कुर्ला ते सीएसटी पाचव्या-सहाव्या मार्गिकेच्या प्रकल्पाची उत्सुकता प्रवाशांना आहे. मात्र या प्रकल्पात अनेक अडचणी येत असताना ठाकुर्ली येथील हे टर्मिनस त्यावरील उपाय असल्याचे बोलले जात आहे. मुंबईत छत्रपती शिवाजी टर्मिनसपर्यंत येणाऱ्या गाडय़ांमुळे उपनगरीय मार्गावरील गाडय़ांची संख्या वाढवणे कठीण झाले आहे. मात्र ठाकुर्ली टर्मिनसचा पर्याय उपलब्ध झाल्यास या गाडय़ांपैकी बहुतांश गाडय़ा त्या टर्मिनसकडे वळवता येतील आणि कल्याणपुढील मार्ग उपनगरीय गाडय़ांसाठी राखीव ठेवता येईल. या प्रस्तावित टर्मिनससाठी डोंबिवली-ठाकुर्ली आणि कल्याण या स्थानकांकडील पश्चिमेची बाजू राखून ठेवण्यात आली आहे. येथे उभारण्यात येणारे टर्मिनस उन्नत असून त्यात पाच प्लॅटफॉर्मचा समावेश असेल. या प्लॅटफॉर्मखाली पार्किंगची सोय...
असेल. तसेच गाडय़ांच्या देखभाल-दुरुस्तीसाठी नऊ पीट लाइन्स असतील. हे टर्मिनस तयार झाल्यानंतर २५ अप आणि तेवढय़ाच डाऊन अशा ५० मेल, एक्स्प्रेस गाडय़ांची वाहतूक वाढेल. या टर्मिनसपर्यंत पोहोचण्यासाठी सध्या रस्त्यावाटे कोणताही मार्ग नाही. मात्र त्यावरही उपाय केला जाणार आहे. सध्या रेल्वेच्या अधिकाऱ्यांनी या प्रस्तावित टर्मिनसचा आराखडा तयार केला आहे. या आराखडय़ानुसार हे टर्मिनस उभे राहण्यासाठी १२५२ कोटी रुपयांचा खर्च येणार आहे. हा आराखडा आता सल्लागारांकडे पाठवण्यात येईल. त्यानंतर हा आराखडा रेल्वे बोर्डाकडे पाठवण्यात येईल. - See more at: click here

Mar 23 2016 (13:06)
Amey Ambre~   1220 blog posts   1224 correct pred (74% accurate)
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should be help to Kalyan Station To Decrease the Traffic !!
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Feb 26 2016 (14:01)  

maheshshedge279   14 blog posts
Entry# 1750336            Tags   Past Edits
महाराष्ट्राला ४,७६७ कोटींचे प्रकल्प...!!!
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Feb 06 2016 (12:12)   चिपळूण - कराड रेल्वेमार्गासाठी कंत्राटदार मिळेना..

maheshshedge279   13 news posts
Entry# 1731287   News Entry# 256278         Tags   Past Edits
चिपळूण ते कराड मार्गाच्या दुहेरीकरणाच्या कामासाठी बी.ओ.टी. तत्वावर कंत्राटदार मिळत नसल्याने हे काम रखडले आहे, अशी माहिती कोंकण रेल्वेच्या व्यवस्थापकीय संचालकांनी दिली आहे.

Feb 06 2016 (12:19)
Amey Ambre~   1220 blog posts   1224 correct pred (74% accurate)
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राजकीय आस्थेपोटी सदर मार्ग तयार करण्यात येणार आहे याचा स्थानिक जनतेला काहीच उपयोग होणार नाही. आणि तसेच चिपळूण - कराड - पुणे मार्गावर राज्य परिवहन मंडळाच्या अनेक गाड्यांचा पर्याय उपलब्ध आहे. मार्ग झाल्यास तो तोट्यात जाईल यात काही शंका नाहि

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