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Blog Posts by Husena Slatewala
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Aug 05 2017 (05:03)
Husena Slatewala   23 blog posts
Re# 2371369-2            Tags   Past Edits
Obviously, it will be empty. Who will wake up in the middle of the night to take this train from CST, especially those who live far from CST/Dadar or Thane. Time is very inconvenient. Elite people always see convenient first before price. This train made for upper middle class, time table is not suitable to suit the likes of the class of people who wants to travel in this train! Also, waking up in the middle of the night to catch this train, and then sitting for 10 hours is not my idea of traveling. Though Tejas express is good initiative, but the timings are absolutely horrible.

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Aug 01 2017 (23:05)   19042/Ghazipur City - Bandra Terminus Bi-Weekly Express | SYC/Sarai Chandi (1 PFs)

Husena Slatewala   23 blog posts
Entry# 2368376            Tags   Past Edits
I was just tracking the live running status of this train (Ghazipur BDTS weekly express) and was wondering how this train's schedule is made/planned. It departed Janghai Jn 35 minutes late but it is showing crossed SYC (Sarai Chandi) 54 minutes early/ahead of schedule. Both stations are few Kilometres apart.

Aug 01 2017 (23:08)
😍Second Journey In Mahamana😍~   3288 blog posts
Re# 2368376-1            Tags   Past Edits
Mazak hai iska TT.😂😂✌✌ Mat schiye kuch...
They want that ye OT ho Run RAJ gang se..

Aug 02 2017 (00:08)
Husena Slatewala   23 blog posts
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3 hours 18 minutes to cover distance of 60 kms from Janghai to Allahabad... isse toh bail gaadi me jaldi pohach jaaye.. duniya bullet train ki aur bad rahi hai.. aur yaha 60-70 km/hr avg speed ke waandhe hai!

Aug 02 2017 (01:22)
😍Second Journey In Mahamana😍~   3288 blog posts
Re# 2368376-3            Tags   Past Edits
And nrmal time Rahe toh easily Bach jaye..toh zbrdsti Ise phasaya like they want k OT ho Raj gang se Apne run mein..aur hoti hai..CNB k baad puri Raj gang OT krti.hai...

Aug 02 2017 (02:58)
The Legendary Godan Express~   500 blog posts   40 correct pred (54% accurate)
Re# 2368376-4            Tags   Past Edits
1:30 hr ka backup hai vo 3hr main se Allahabad ke liye aur single h isliye

Aug 02 2017 (08:19)
Husena Slatewala   23 blog posts
Re# 2368376-5            Tags   Past Edits
This train today is 4:30 hours late at Kanpur. That means, this train has covered about 400 kms in 15 hours. I don't know what to say or comment
General Travel
Jun 01 2016 (23:39)   12951/Mumbai Central - New Delhi Rajdhani Express

Husena Slatewala   23 blog posts
Entry# 1875675            Tags   Past Edits
I was comparing air fares between metros (Mumbai-Delhi, Kolkata- Delhi, Chennai-Delhi, Bangalore-Delhi etc) and found out that even fares for travel dates of just 1 week in advance right now are almost equal to 2A fares on Rajdhanis and slightly above normal 2A fares. If you book more in advance, you can even get cheaper fares. Given this scenario, why would anyone travel by train (I am not talking about intermediate passengers) when they can fly and save 90% of the time for almost the same fare. Even 3A passengers can pay slightly more and fly. The Indian government should now focus on aviation as much as they do on railways as air travel is the way of the future. Aviation should now be given lot of importance and rules and regulations should be changed such that it favors air travel. Railways is also important, no doubt.

2 posts - Wed Jun 01, 2016

Jun 01 2016 (23:55)
Husena Slatewala   23 blog posts
Re# 1875675-3            Tags   Past Edits
Haha, so because of 2-3 hrs wastage of getting boarding pass, you will endure 20-25 hours of rail travel. Nice! Also, I am not talking about a specific case. You are right in your perspective. I was talking more on a general terms. Air travel has to be given more importance now. Building of railways require huge land area for laying tracks and other infrastructure and manpower for maintenance which is not easy in India and which can take decades. Air travel on the other hand just requires airport land! And as we progress, air travel is getting more and more affordable and efficient!

Jun 02 2016 (00:09)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6702 blog posts   9045 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1875675-4            Tags   Past Edits
Air Travel is affordable and efficient ????
Lol...Airlines are Private companies...We all saw what happened with Kingfisher airlines...How it got vanished Overnight....Air India is also on same path...If Govt stops funding Air India , soon it will also get vanished....Our Aviation Fuel is 100% means if We have to make our Airplanes fly in Air , then we have to keep on Asking Persian Gulf , Europe countries to Import us Aviation Fuels.
A country Can't Never sustain only on the shoulder of Airlines.
Is NOT FOOL to invest Huge amount of money just to lay down tracks and tracks...If China kind of Country is doing its best for developing Railways structure , then whats the problem with Us ?? We are far MORE POORER than China.
Northeast states people regularly use Flights to travel as they don't have proper Railways connectivity , but still when Tracks reached northeast for 1st time , they welcomed it and celebrated for it.
Indian Railways is the FACE of India.

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Jun 02 2016 (01:25)
IR LACKS IN MANAGER~   994 blog posts   293 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 1875675-17            Tags   Past Edits
Yes train fares and air fares are now getting marginally closer, and offten they even get equal to the railways fare. Railway needs to re calculate its strategy of earning.

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Jun 02 2016 (01:59)
rivoluzione   66 blog posts   300 correct pred (82% accurate)
Re# 1875675-21            Tags   Past Edits
3A are bulk carriers in AC travel. As long as govt keeps enough difference between fares of 3A and flights, railways will have advantage. Having said that
I think govt. needs to take holistic approach in developing transport sector airways, railways & roadways such that they complement each other. There can be a transport secretary under which coordination among various bodies can take place. So we can develop highways/expressways, high speed/semi-high speed rail, big modern airports for metro cities as well as no frill airports for medium & small cities.
We should move
furiously in capacity augmentation in railways(new lines, electrification, gc, doubling/tripling etc.) as well as increase in speed, a semi-high speed diamond grid(160-200 kmph) can do wonders for pan India connectivity.
Typically for metro cities(population 50 lac+) which have distance of 500-700 km we can plan High speed rail(Bullet train) for future when our present and planned airport capacities saturate. Many studies show that upto distance of 700 km high speed rail can compete with airways and can divert most of passengers to itself. For distance more than 1000 km airways gains significantly.
For distance upto 200-250 km it is found expressways are best mode for high speed travel. So routes like Delhi-Jaipur, Delhi-Chandigarh etc. should be developed.

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Jun 11 2016 (19:25)
Husena Slatewala   23 blog posts
Re# 1875675-39            Tags   Past Edits
Indian Railways even at today's cost (at least for SL class) has one of the lowest costs of transportation compared to world standards. Now, Indians protest whenever fares are increased. Indians want world class facilities but don't want to pay for it. There is no free lunch! Railways should remove quotas in railway seat reservations. A large number of quotas exist that eat up a lot of seats that are not available for general quota. A lot of mal practices and frauds happen by agents and railway officials who sell these seats (If remained unsold) at a premium thereby depriving the railways of the revenue!
General Travel
Jun 11 2016 (19:14)   12904/Golden Temple Mail (PT) | RTM/Ratlam Junction (7 PFs)

Husena Slatewala   23 blog posts
Entry# 1890260            Tags   Past Edits
Too much slack in the schedule of this train. Today's train (11/6) passed Shamgarh 1hr 22 mins late after its scheduled time but it covered majority of the delay within 133 kms and reached Ratlam just 15 mins late!
General Travel
Jun 11 2016 (19:09)   12904/Golden Temple Mail (PT) | RTM/Ratlam Junction (7 PFs)

Husena Slatewala   23 blog posts
Entry# 1890253            Tags   Past Edits
Why does this train have 20 min stoppage at ratlam?
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