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Train Tip
Oct 31 2016 (21:15)   22918/Haridwar - Mumbai Bandra Terminus SF Express

enzeladus   9 blog posts   43 correct pred (83% accurate)
Entry# 2043454            Tags   Past Edits
Didn't have a pleasant experience on this train last week for the following reasons:
1. My bogie S1 was extremely dirty with litter all around
2. Both wash basins were clogged
3. 1 toilet was unusably dirty and another had broken fittings
Washbasins within toilets were dirty as well
5. Had to tweet to RailMin to get the compartment/train cleaned up - no OBHS in SL at least
6. Charging points were there in every cabin, but most plug points were not working
7. No timely food was served in the train
8. Once somebody in civil dress had come to take food orders for lunch, but it was delivered to passengers at 11.15AM and after that he wasn't seen again
9. One guy who came in the morning selling Cutlets for breakfast - the cutlets were AWESOME and priced at 40 Rs for 2 quite big cutlets and 2 buttered slices of bread
10. Take whatever is sold by vendors or buy from the stations itself
11. Punctuality and speed was superb
Travel Question
Apr 17 2016 (16:43)   12223/Mumbai LTT - Ernakulam AC Duronto Express

adityaleo   107 blog posts   61 correct pred (81% accurate)
Entry# 1807426            Tags   Past Edits
Can we reach LTT from Dadar by taxi within 1.5 hrs? (assuming we leave Dadar at 7 p.m., can we conveniently catch this train at 8.50 p.m.?) Kindly advise me about the scenario in the rainy season in particular, the roads and the water logging if applicable on the roads.

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Apr 22 2016 (21:57)
enzeladus   9 blog posts   43 correct pred (83% accurate)
Re# 1807426-9            Tags   Past Edits
It may also help to get from Dadar to Wadala and take the Eastern Freeway which ends at Chedda Nagar (Chembur) and take a left at the signal to climb the Santacruz Chembur Link Road flyover which will directly drop you off at LTT.
In this route, rain or no rain any major traffic will only be encountered at the Chedda Nagar signal.
Train Tip
Jan 18 2016 (17:51)   16332/Thiruvananthapuram Central - Mumbai CST Weekly Express (PT)

enzeladus   9 blog posts   43 correct pred (83% accurate)
Entry# 1714528            Tags   Past Edits
S11 in 16332 is a new bogie commissioned in 2013 and hence has bio-toilets that are quite clean.
Even the compartment itself is in a good shape currently.
Has good quality charging points in every cabin.
There was no issue with the water supply either for the entire journey.
Rail News
Commentary/Human Interest
Dec 16 2015 (17:52)   New Rules for Cancellation and Refund of Railway Tickets

rdb*^   131570 news posts
Entry# 1698532   News Entry# 251116         Tags   Past Edits
Under normal circumstances no refund is granted on confirmed, RAC and Waitlisted tickets after the departure of the train.
With effect from 12.11.2015, certain provisions of Railway Passengers (Cancellation of tickets and refund of fare) Rules have been amended and comprehensive Railway Passengers (Cancellation of tickets and refund of fare) Rules 2015 have been notified through Gazette Notification G.S.R. 836(E). dated 04.11.2015.
Important changes made in Railway Passengers (Cancellation of tickets and refund of fare) Rules are as under:-
on cancellation of unused confirmed tickets:
(i) If confirmed ticket is presented for cancellation upto 48 hours before the scheduled departure of the train, per passenger minimum cancellation charge is levied
. (ii). If confirmed ticket is presented for cancellation between 48 hours and upto 12 hours before the scheduled departure of the train, 25% cancellation charges is levied subject to minimum flat cancellation charge.
(iii) If confirmed ticket is presented for cancellation between 12 hours and upto 4 hours before the scheduled departure of the train irrespective of distance, 50% cancellation charge is levied subject to minimum flat cancellation charge.
(iv). Refund on confirmed ticket is granted only upto 4 hours before the scheduled departure of the train.
(B). Refund on cancellation of unused RAC/Wait-listed tickets/Partially confirmed tickets:-
(i). When RAC/Waitlisted ticket/Partially confirmed tickets is presented for cancellation, the refund of fare minus clerkage charge is made upto 30 minutes before the scheduled departure of the train.
Certain provisions of Railway Passengers (Cancellation of tickets and refund of fare) Rules have been amended to check bogus claims, to facilitate provision of Mobile ticketing as well as paperless ticketing, discourage last minute cancellation resulting in seats/berths going vacant etc. The amendment in refund rules became necessary to adapt to changes/developments in the ticketing systems.
Further, reservation charts are being prepared at least 4 hours in advance, which facilitates purchase of available berths till 30 minutes before departure of the train.
No cancellation charge or clerkage charges is levied and full fare is refunded to all passengers holding confirmed, RAC and Wait-listed tickets if the journey is not undertaken due to late running of the train by more than three hours of scheduled departure of the train from the journey commencing station, subject to the condition that the ticket is surrendered prior to the actual departure of the train
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 11.12.2015.
(Release ID :133163)

Jan 01 2016 (20:48)
enzeladus   9 blog posts   43 correct pred (83% accurate)
Re# 1698532-1            Tags   Past Edits
Hello Sir,
Previously waitlisted e-tickets that continued to be waitlisted during charting were automatically dropped.
Do the new rules imply that it will no longer happen now and I need to manually cancel my waitlisted ticket, or I lose my money?
Travel Question
Jun 29 2015 (18:11)   12224/Ernakulam - Mumbai LTT AC Duronto Express | KYN/WDM-3A

enzeladus   9 blog posts   43 correct pred (83% accurate)
Entry# 1527924            Tags   Past Edits
Hello All,
I am still getting extremely confused with referring to the monsoon timetables on IRI for Konkan Railway.
12133 seems to show the Monsoon TT, but clicking on the Show Old Time Table again takes it to last year's Monsoon TT.
12224 still shows the normal travelling time.
there something wrong I am doing, or is there an issue with the Monsoon TT not being updated for all applicable trains?
Please can you advise?
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