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Feb 19 2017 (09:27)   16853/Cholan Express | TBM/Tambaram (8 PFs)

12622 king of SR~   1381 blog posts   3641 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 2170091            Tags   Past Edits
Newly LHBfied cholan express #tb pic.

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Feb 23 2017 (11:59)
venkatarajan   7 blog posts
Re# 2170091-4            Tags   Past Edits
hello ., can anyone explain the need for RSA ? specifically for cholan , pandian and rockfort
i have always wondered ., why RSA for pandian and rockfort ., why are they not maintained separately ??
in both the ways , i mean up and down .... totally 4 LHB rakes move - 2 pandian (12637 & 12638) , 2 rockfort (16177 & 16178) - travel on the same night - then why should the coaches be shared or how it is done ... please someone explain
the same set of coaches for a day train - that too a train that travels 1 day + 1 night - makes sense
but cholan express ., is just 1 day travelling train - pity those who have booked in cholan ., i dont know why they have to pay for SL and travel during the day time ., if the same can be done in pallavan (except for the timing convenience)
even UR ticket holders hop into SL coaches of cholan - here i mean those who travel for a short distance ie between MS-CGL or CGL-VM or VM-CDM or CDM-KMU or KMU-TPJ

Feb 23 2017 (15:31)
kraj1212   113 blog posts
Re# 2170091-5            Tags   Past Edits
Exactly same question from me.
It is a Day train , and they are making RSA with Night Train.
Already it is messed with Mangalore Exp, and hence Mangalore got 2 Seating coaches which is not necessary / useful for night train. Now again cholan makes RSA with Rockfort and Pandian.
We need atleast 5 2S and 5 SL coaches for cholan express, mostly
need as separate coaches for cholan alone. Am praying when will cholan will have RSA with pallavan and vaigai. Similar coaches only we need in cholan express.

Feb 23 2017 (17:07)
One Mail~   5168 blog posts   1466 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2170091-6            Tags   Past Edits
For question, why this RSA. SR just want to utilise the LHB rake which is lying idle in MS and TPJ yard from morning till night. Hence they came up with plan of RSA by which they can use idle rake. With this, SR can show in their report that x% of trains they have LHBfied.
For maintaining it separately, train will require separate rake. As of now they are using available rake. Additional rake means, additional slot at yard.
Rake 1: Pandian(MDU-MS) on Day 1- Cholan(MS-TPJ) on Day 2 - RF(TPJ-MS) on
Day 2 - RF(MS-TPJ) on Day 3 - Cholan( TPJ-MS) Day 4- Pandian(MS-MDU) Day 4. Day 5 it will go maintenance at MDU
Rake 2: Pandian(MDU-MS) on Day 2- Cholan(MS-TPJ) on Day 3 - RF(TPJ-MS) on Day 3 - RF(MS-TPJ) on Day 4 - Cholan( TPJ-MS) Day 5- Pandian(MS-MDU) Day 5. Day 6 it will go maintenance at MDU
Rake 3: Pandian(MDU-MS) on Day 3- Cholan(MS-TPJ) on Day 4 - RF(TPJ-MS) on Day 4 - RF(MS-TPJ) on Day 5 - Cholan( TPJ-MS) Day 6- Pandian(MS-MDU) Day 6. Day 7 it will go maintenance at MDU
Rake 4: Pandian(MDU-MS) on Day 4- Cholan(MS-TPJ) on Day 5 - RF(TPJ-MS) on Day 5 - RF(MS-TPJ) on Day 6 - Cholan( TPJ-MS) Day 7- Pandian(MS-MDU) Day 7. Day 1 it will go maintenance at MDU
Rake 1 will go on Day 5, rake 2 will go on Day 6, rake 3 will go on Day 7, rake 4 will go on Day 1
Day 1: Monday, 2-tuesday etc etc

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Aug 25 2016 (12:03)   12637/Pandian SF Express (PT)

venkatarajan   7 blog posts
Entry# 1972039            Tags   Past Edits
The New LHB Coaches are super
The Coach had 80 berths against the usual 72 berths
S11 Coach has been removed ., so if you have booked a ticket already with S11 being your coach ., kindly check your PNR before the Train starts
As they would re shuffle the S11 berths with the newly added berths in S1-S10 coach
the cleanliness , as always Pandian Express is cleaned and maintained well ., Hope the same continues for the LHB coaches too
Modern switches ., Dustbins at the 2 corners of the coach .
washbasins inside and outside the Toilets
Big mirror inside Toilet
Hand Shower inside Toilet
Bio Toilets
The New LHB Coach in Pandian Express is a Great move by the Indian Railways ., Thanks a Lot IR
i would like attach a couple of photos

Aug 25 2016 (14:27)
Gopal*^   13899 blog posts   58584 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 1972039-1            Tags   Past Edits
Please rotate all pics by 90degrees

Aug 25 2016 (15:25)
Sealdah Jammu HumSafar should get JRC Stoppage*^~   9006 blog posts   1 correct pred (33% accurate)
Re# 1972039-2            Tags   Past Edits
The tilted photos are clear and colorful... I've read in a news item that many passengers preferring last minute travel aren't happy with reduced number of GS coaches in this LHB Rake (but they aren't thinking that the number of seats will increase in these high capacity coaches)... :)
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Mar 29 2016 (13:05)   12634/Kanniyakumari - Chennai Egmore SF Express (PT) | MDU/Madurai Junction (6 PFs)

venkatarajan   7 blog posts
Entry# 1783257            Tags   Past Edits
the train maintenance needs an immediate attention from the concerned authorities
the berths are to be cleaned every time before the train departs from the originating station
the toilets are not clean in the compartment (i traveled in S7)
and some shabby scribbling and drawings were seen inside it ,. which is to be removed and cleaned immediately
the punctuality ., the train has a slight delay in its arrival and departure

Mar 29 2016 (13:32)
Vinay Kumar~   15588 blog posts   361 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1783257-1            Tags   Past Edits
Sir as we do hav scarcity of staffs but abundant water & hence request hygienic passenger like to u honor wipe clean berth after the train arrives from Washing Line..the scheme also let u part with Clean India Project!!
Toilets are cleaned @ washline but get scribbled the same way as on wall, during travel!!
Right now we are bzy in washing Bedrolls daily along with station washable aprons & train berth & wall graffiti isnt part of clean India Project, as of now..kindly either bear or part-in as freelancer!!

Mar 29 2016 (13:36)
One Mail~   5168 blog posts   1466 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1783257-2            Tags   Past Edits
With RSA in place, this train have now less time for all this things. Island which reached CAPE will start to MS in a short interval, and in this interval, cleaning is not taking place properly at CAPE.
Unwanted RSA..
It will be nice, if you raise complaint through twitter so that, they take up steps in future.

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Mar 30 2016 (13:24)
venkatarajan   7 blog posts
Re# 1783257-5            Tags   Past Edits
removing the derogatory graffiti can be done by us ., the next time i see any such ., i will try to make an effort removing it
and yes ., i am not aware why RSA for this train 12634 ., but in my opinion ., two separate racks can be maintained for island express as well as kanyakumari-chennai egmore express
General Travel
Feb 23 2016 (13:38)   12637/Pandian SF Express (PT)

venkatarajan   7 blog posts
Entry# 1747182            Tags   Past Edits
whenever i book for a ticket in Pandian express ., mostly during the weekends via IRCTC
i give me preferences as below
to be considered for Auto Upgrade
lower berth preference
and also preferred
when all the above conditions are given , i get a non lower berth in my preferred coach
will irctc consider coach preference over berth preference ???
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Feb 23 2016 (13:36)   TBM/Tambaram (8 PFs)

venkatarajan   7 blog posts
Entry# 1747177            Tags   Past Edits
wait for the announcement regarding the suburban trains to chengalpet
mostly it would come to platform no: 3 /4
but some times it may also come to 1st or 2nd., it depends
so it is better to wait in the pedestrian bridge until the announcement comes and then move over to the concerned platform
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