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Train Tip
May 03 2014 (11:05)   22475/Bikaner - Coimbatore AC SF Express

anilupa35   27 blog posts   32 correct pred (76% accurate)
Entry# 1081876            Tags   Past Edits
this train does not have pantry car. if you are travelling with family please carry enough food and water as from Roha to Mangalore junction you dont get anything apart from Vada Pav in couple of stations.

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Jun 16 2015 (14:18)
Adiprem   463 blog posts   2 correct pred (33% accurate)
Re# 1081876-6            Tags   Past Edits
If the CC on TT shows avaiability of PC, and our members have travelled who say "No PC" , this contradiction needs to be cleared and correct CC needs to be displayed....

Jul 13 2015 (22:23)
Soumitra Chawathe*^~   30230 blog posts   98255 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1081876-10            Tags   Past Edits
When introduced, it must have had PC. Now withdrawn it seems....
★★★  Rail Fanning
Jun 17 2015 (16:12)  

PKV*^~   19106 blog posts   76 correct pred (81% accurate)
Entry# 1515413            Tags   Past Edits
The Bangalore - Mumbai railway line goes alongside my apartment complex at Hoysalanagar just past the nondescript Chennasandra Stn. I get an elevated view of the track from my flat but not good enough to satiate my desires as a railfan. Little wonder that I decided to go closer to the track, a little ahead of my complex, for a better look, which ultimately proved to be too close for my comfort and ended up with a narrow escape from danger.
It was around 7.30 last
evening and I tried to find a way to get as near as possible to the railway track in order to have a glimpse of the majestic NDLS-bound Karnataka Express. To reach the vantage point I had to negotiate on foot a kuccha road leading from the 4th or 5th Main of T.C.Palya Main Road, Ramamurthy Nagar to a mound overlooking the rail line. Between the road and the track was a slum which I had to cross to reach my destination.
Just as I crossed the narrow path that led to the slum, I was in for a rude shock. I was accosted by 3 young toughs one of whom placed his hand on my shoulder in a vice-like grip and another caught hold of my left hand. The third fella was facing me and launched a torrent of abuse in Kannada. Suddenly he snatched my mobile which was in my right hand. After I could recover from the initial shock, I asked in Hindi " Yeh, kya ho raha hai ? ". My question was greeted with another barrage of abuse. Fortunately I could not understand what they were trying to achieve or the meaning of the abuses. After some time I gently said " Kannada gothilla ", the only 2 words I know in the local language. The abusive one in the group asked me what language I knew and I said English and Tamil. He then went on to state in Tamil that 2 of the water tankers, quite of a few which were parked in the open area adjoining the slum, were missing and feared to have been stolen. And that I was considered a PRIME SUSPECT, having been caught loitering near the parking lot. They said that I would not be allowed to leave the place till the police arrived and took me into custody. And only then would my mobile be handed over to me. They asked me what was my purpose in entering that area. My attempts to explain to them that I was trying to approach the track for the purpose of railfanning (Well I didn't use that word) cut no ice. In fact it only made matters worse and one of them asked in Tamil, WHAT WAS THE NEED TO COME ALL THE WAY THERE JUST TO SEE A TRAIN GO BY. However, with the passage of time and the lack of much reaction/response from my side, better sense prevailed among the group which had then increased to about 10 members.
By now , I felt mildly amused and realized that it was a case of mistaken identity. 7 or 8 minutes had passed by then and I started telling them in Tamil, that I felt sorry for their loss but was in no way responsible for what had happened. I asked them to accompany me to my flat where the security personnel would confirm my identity as a retired Bank Officer. They then asked me details about where I lived and finally after 10 mns let me go free with a strict warning not to come anywhere near their slum, whether for railfanning or otherwise.
At the end of the episode I am not too sure whether I was more relieved or amused. It was a probably a mixture of both :)

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Jun 17 2015 (18:14)
Adiprem   463 blog posts   2 correct pred (33% accurate)
Re# 1515413-19            Tags   Past Edits
PKV Sir,
You performed 'Where Eagles Dare" act ...
line could be "et me go free with a strict warning not to come anywhere near their slum, whether for railfanning or otherwise."
This shows that even "SLUMS" have their boundaries and no one is permitted to enter, howsoever honest... Many Mysteries may be lying burried in slums ...

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Rail Fanning
Jun 16 2015 (12:48)  

Adiprem   463 blog posts   2 correct pred (33% accurate)
Entry# 1514026            Tags   Past Edits
Have any Grievance with IR ?
Here is the Link click here you can reach post complaints
Rail Fanning
Jun 16 2015 (12:44)  

Adiprem   463 blog posts   2 correct pred (33% accurate)
Entry# 1514009            Tags   Past Edits
Know Facilities of #RetiringRooms and Dormitories at click here
Normally we see the IR site click here which does not show important aspect of Passenger Facilities very elaboratly. does show RR rooms on station but you can not see the numbers and rates and types unless you have PNR with you...
I tried many times to locate RR details on
more... but could not succeed.
whereas the link click here shows rates and types of RR/dorm available at stations, if you know the Zone the task is easy to locate....
if you do not know Zone, refer IRI and you get Zone of the Station also ...
May 11 2015 (10:42)  

Adiprem   463 blog posts   2 correct pred (33% accurate)
Entry# 1463761            Tags   Past Edits
Can it be possible to put up Graphical Drawing in Travel Tips > Station Tips : Crucial Info like FOB, Escalators, Cloak Room, Rest Room, Waiting Room... alongwith Station Photo ?

May 11 2015 (10:44)
warriorsultan   1210 blog posts   48 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 1463761-1            Tags   Past Edits
Yes, you can put. Pls post them.
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