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Apr 05 2017 (11:07)  

shiv22   126 blog posts   3 correct pred (50% accurate)
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I want to express my happiness at the extremely useful way in which I could use this site yesterday for reservation.
I needed to change my travel plan to a late evening train while already having an afternoon booking for 2 of us. The travel date is 4th May. Every train showed hopeless numbers against WL. I learnt 2 things from PNR forum:
i) that if I buy for a longer distance I might be better placed for a confirmed ticket
that selecting the right train can enhance the chances of confirmation.
Armed with this I searched for the SS Quota that is applicable and IRI interface showed me all the trains where confirmed ticket was actually available though the General reservation showed hopeless position.
I could get 2 confirmed tickets for AC 3 Tier under SS quota for an extra cost of Rs 300 for a longer distance of travel than required.
This interface is not available at irctc as well as
This interface is invaluable. I thought I should thank all of you for this.
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Jul 25 2015 (16:54)   Narendra Modi in Bihar: Prime Minister hits out at Lalu Prasad Yadav's record as railway minister

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In Bihar to kickstart the poll campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said politics has hurt the state's development and promised to give it a package "bigger" than Rs 50,000 crore which he had announced earlier.
Sharing the dais with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who had parted ways with BJP for projecting him as Prime Ministerial candidate two years back, Modi took a jibe at JD(U)'s new partner RJD chief Lalu Prasad, saying railway ministers who "came from here" after the Vajpayee government had "halted work".
"The Chief Minister just gave a detailed overview
of how much damage development suffers because of politics," Modi said as he launched a power project here on his maiden visit since becoming the Prime Minister in June last year.
Referring to developmental projects initiated during the previous NDA government, he said, "The work which could have been completed during Atal ji (Behari Vajpayee's) tenure took 2015 to be finished. I totally agree with Nitish ji that if the (Lok Sabha) polls (in 2004) had taken place six months later (than April-May), the work could have been completed then only,"
Modi said Nitish Kumar, who spoke before him, has high hopes from the central government and "we are working towards fulfilling the states' needs by increasing allocation to states."
He recalled that when came to the state before last year's Lok Sabha elections, he had announced that Bihar will be given a special package of Rs 50,000 crore.
"Looking at our dreams for a prosperous Bihar, we will give a bigger package than Rs 50,000 cr. This is my promise," the Prime Minister said, adding that he will make an announcement regarding this at the right time.

On the occasion, Modi targeted Lalu as he referred to a pending railway line of Bihar. "After the change in the government (at the centre in 2004), the railway ministers that came from here, halted the work and after we came to power we have again started the work. Let those who want to do politics, do it. But the people of Bihar have been hit because of it," he said.
Asserting that development is the "prime agenda" of his government, the Prime Minister said the country will progress if the eastern part of the nation develops... Development of eastern India is our mission."
Pitching for "cooperative federalism, he said development of the states was necessary for the progress of the country.
"Under the 14th Finance Commission, Bihar will receive Rs 3.75 lakh crore from 2015 to 2020 as compared to Rs 1.5 lakh which the state used to get before," he said, in an apparent response to Kumar's contention that the state would lose because of its implementation.
He emphasised that development is the panacea for all problems related to poverty and unemployment. Referring to the importance of infrastructure, he said the gas pipeline and rail projects which were launched would provide development and improve the quality of life of the people in the state. He said that if India has to progress, then the development of Eastern India is essential.
Bihar will have Assembly polls later this year in which a tough contest is expected between the ruling JD(U)-RJD-Congress alliance and the BJP on the other side.
Modi launched the Deendayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana. He also and inaugurated the Daniawan-Bihar Sharif new railway line and flagged off the Rajgir-Bihar Sharif-Daniawan-Fatuha passenger train and Patna-Mumbai AC Suvidha Express.
Apart from it, he also dedicated IIT Campus at Patna and laid the foundation stone for Incubation Centre for Medical Electronics. He said the IIT should cater to state's development needs.
Modi also expressed hope that the Incubation Centre would help manufacture medical devices in India to make them easily accessible for all. Speaking of bringing "Urja Ganga" (river of energy) inaugurated the construction of the first phase of the Jagdishpur-Haldia pipeline project, which is expected to connect piped gas to homes in Patna. PTI DR SNS PR AKK

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Jul 25 2015 (22:07)
shiv22   126 blog posts   3 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Friend, I am just a citizen not any party supporter. Whoever runs the government doesn't do us any favour by doing work.
Secondly, if we keep aside other very serious issues, we also notice that during 10 years of UPA people's earnings have gone up roughly by 3 times. Check prices of commodities and bank accounts. That is the truth.
I do not for a moment forgive any one for wrong doings - whether earlier or now.
it is best to keep political opinions or comments away from this site.

Jul 25 2015 (22:45)
30 रुपेय वाले ग़रीब लोग^~   40222 blog posts   28489 correct pred (77% accurate)
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Still your type of people are like that you are white as milk and party is black like coal, 98.64 % Indians don't have nationality feelings and u r one of them, just blaming games are playing and regarding this site issue I just say that it also have a link of other social option, this debate comes in that link.. :-)

Jul 25 2015 (23:42)
shiv22   126 blog posts   3 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Scientist sir, I gave respect to you. Now you are the typical superficial guy with sold out judgement it appears. Do stop political preaching on this site.
Do not judge others by your bird's brain. You have no business to speak for all countryman. A political party is elected by 30% of Indians. 70% of others also have brains, education, judgement everything.
If I start, you will not find a place to hide.
politics away from railfanning.

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Jul 26 2015 (00:50)
30 रुपेय वाले ग़रीब लोग^~   40222 blog posts   28489 correct pred (77% accurate)
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Just keep shut your twinkling speech, its not matter of railfanning and all, I just hate your thinking about my great INDIA, there no difference between you and oais , if 70% have brain then do you really think that India is same like that, 99% Indians are selfish and accept this bitter truth my friend, bs india ki Kami nikalna aata h aur blame krna pichle 70 years se aaj tk India ka jo haal h vo aam aadmi ne hi kia h koi bhagwan nhi aaya tha, japan ki humse buri haalat thi aaj vo humara dad bna betha h, Singapore 1970 tk itna garib desh tha humse b garib aur aaj 85% logo ka khud ka ghar h, my foot that Indians who have brain, sirf candle march krna aata h yha k logo ko, aur haan mujhe koi dar ya kauf nhi h ki aap bolna shuru...
kroge to mujhe chupnne ki jagah dhundni pdegi, from my childhood mai inhi kaamo me aage raha hu....
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Jul 25 2015 (17:50)   PM wants completion of dedicated freight corridors in time: Manoj Sinha, Railways Minister

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants the two dedicated freight corridors, west and east, completed in time even as the government is planning for more such lines, said Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for Railways in New Delhi. Inaugurating a conference on "Dedicated Freight Corridors-Challenges and Opportunities" organised by Assocham, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said that despite several problems being faced in this the railways had "full confidence" of completing the in time. He pointed out that the Allahabad-Mughalsarai sector of the eastern corridor would be completed faster.
The corridors would be managed from two centralized locations for which Ahmedabad and Allahabd had been chosen, Sinha disclosed at the event.

In Focus

According to a Assocham's release listing the advantages of the DFCs, the Minister pointed out that the corridors would be utilizing the latest technology in rail transportation enabling average speed of freight trains to be raised from 25 kmph to 80 kmph and then 100 kmph. The corridors would use high horse power engines for haulage and specially designed wagons, said Sinha.
Elaborating on this Hemant Kumar, Member (Mechanical) Railway Board and Adesh Sharma, MD, DFCCIL, explained that these dedicated high speed corridors would help overcome the high capacity constraints currently experienced on the western and eastern trunk lines and the four diagonals. They would improve delivery time of freight.
These corridors would also help reduce reduce carbon dioxide emissions by a million tons. Despite problems of land acquisition, 85 per cent of land acquisition had been completed in the eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) project. All the corridors would be completed by 2019. Total fund requirement has shot up to Rs 80,000 crores. The DFCs could take care of 800 billion ton-kms of traffic. They would provide guaranteed transit time for freight delivery, said Adesh Sharma.
It was also revealed that the earlier idea of 150km on both sides of the corridors would be reserved for industrial location but due to land acquisition problem this has been reduced to just one km on both sides. The Railway Research and Development Organisation (RRDO) had developed capacity to design and make in the country itself with the specialised high capacity and high speed wagons for use on these corridors, added Adesh Sharma.
The industry-railway expert meet also addressed growing opportunity for Indian enterprise in participating in the huge requirements of high technology items in the project in a make in India mould.

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Jul 25 2015 (21:59)
shiv22   126 blog posts   3 correct pred (50% accurate)
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ABV had the idea, but NaMo is implementing an ongoing project; that's the difference.
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Jul 22 2015 (18:31)   Rocket launcher found on Delhi-Ambala rail track

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Northern Railway authorities ordered the immediate suspension of all railway movement on the Delhi-Ambala section following the recovery of seven rocket-launchers containing what officials described as live rockets early on Wednesday morning.
Northern Railway authorities ordered the immediate suspension of all railway movement on the Delhi-Ambala section following the recovery of seven rocket-launchers containing what officials described as "live rockets" early on Wednesday morning.
Police said the weapons, capable of causing serious damage to trains plying on the busy route, were recovered between Shahbad and Dhol Majra just short of the Ambala Cantonment
Railway Station. Boxes containing the rocket launchers were first spotted by passers by, who reported the matter to local police authorities in Shahbad.
Military bomb-disposal teams from Ambala were requisitioned to help safely remove the rockets. Following this, police and GRP patrols were called in to conduct an elaborate search to sanitize the railway track in order to allow for resumption of train services.
The superintendent of police at Kurukshetra, Simardeep Singh said rail traffic, including onward movement of the Kalka-New Delhi Shatabdi Express, was resumed after the patrols confirmed that there was no further threat. For many in Haryana, the recovery of rockets and launchers near Shahbad, came as a distressing reminder of the February 2007 Samjhauta Express Bombing, in which 67 passengers, including many Pakistan nationals, were killed.
In the present instance, an FIR has now been registered against unknown culprits at the GRP Police Station in Shahbad.
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Jul 23 2015 (02:25)
shiv22   126 blog posts   3 correct pred (50% accurate)
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It could even be Khalistani extremists. How do you know? They have just started becoming more active once again.

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Commentary/Human Interest
Jul 22 2015 (21:48)   IRCTC offers meals in 1,356 pantryless trains
Entry# 1548110   News Entry# 234843         Tags   Past Edits
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS): The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on Wednesday said it has introduced e-catering in 1,356 trains without pantry car.
Started in September 2014 in 14 trains on a trial basis, IRCTC has so far delivered 6,000 meals in various trains all over the country, it said in a statement.
Of the 6,000 meals delivered, only 350 meals were fast food while the rest were traditional Indian cuisine.
is committed to encouraging Indian food for railway passengers. Negotiations are in the final stages with a host of leading food chains and caterers like Bikanerwala, Punjabi Grill, Curry Kitchen,, Biryani Bhai and Copper Chimney," the IRCTC statement said.
Passengers can order meals online on IRCTC's e-catering facility through or make a phone call to 0120-2383892-99/ 1800-1034-139 (toll free) or text their order to 139 by giving their ticket details.

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Jul 23 2015 (02:19)
shiv22   126 blog posts   3 correct pred (50% accurate)
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They have just increased the number of trains, so it shows just about 4-5 meals per train.
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