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Jul 09 2014 (12:08)   12977/Marusagar SF Express (PT)

deepuipr   23 blog posts
Entry# 1158829            Tags   Past Edits
Iam planning to travel in this train from ERS to Jaipur and return in the month of october last week november first week in 3rd ac along with my wife. how is the punchuality, cleanliness and quality of food available in this train

Jul 09 2014 (13:50)
Anshul Vipat~   7950 blog posts   1878 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1158829-1            Tags   Past Edits
This train is a popular NWR train. This train is punctual upto PNVL from where it often gets late by 20-30 mins since rest of the section is single non electrified. Coaches are clean and well maintained. Pantry Car is available but i have no idea about the quality of food.

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Jul 09 2014 (15:22)
RK*^~   1569 blog posts   220 correct pred (56% accurate)
Re# 1158829-3            Tags   Past Edits
Well described by Mr Anshul, except that it is NWR train and not WR. A very clean and punctual train. Sometimes gets delayed in KR, but the time is made up once it crosses KR

Jul 21 2014 (12:07)
Sreejith Thadathil   32 blog posts
Re# 1158829-4            Tags   Past Edits
It's a good train. Pantry is also good. Mostly serving North Indian dishes. Ac Coaches are very clean. Sometimes' delayed in KR, But almost reaches the destination on time.

Jul 24 2014 (16:40)
SummerOf02 Matsyagandha   262 blog posts   4 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1158829-5            Tags   Past Edits
one of the very good and fast trains of Konkan railway.

Jul 24 2014 (17:47)
srijit79~   202 blog posts
Re# 1158829-6            Tags   Past Edits
12977 is a nice train.......and anyways, you dont have any other option between kerala and jaipur ajmer.......
General Travel
Jan 08 2013 (15:04)   12617/Mangala Lakshadweep SF Express (PT)

Shan H Fernandes   950 blog posts   183 correct pred (59% accurate)
Entry# 635183            Tags   Past Edits
Has this train ever been spotted with WAP-5 ? I see the loco link for Igatpuri-NZM mentioned in the forum as WAP 4/5 GZB/ET Shed or BSL WAM .

Jan 11 2013 (18:01)
deepuipr   23 blog posts
Re# 635183-1            Tags   Past Edits
never, mostly it gets BSL WAM 4 from Igatpuri and occassionely BSL WAP 4
General Travel
Jan 11 2013 (13:25)   12625/Kerala Express (PT)

Guest: 7e444388   show all posts
Entry# 638291            Tags   Past Edits
When will Kerala exp get an LHB rake?

Jan 11 2013 (18:00)
deepuipr   23 blog posts
Re# 638291-1            Tags   Past Edits
It will not get lhb for next 7 years. Even if it get lhb Trivandrum division of SR will not be able to maintain it properly. For Tamilnadu express mostly coaches are recently bulit and not earlier than 2007, whereas kerala uses coaches made of 1990, 1991, 92 and 93
General Travel
Oct 22 2012 (13:55)   12284/Hazrat Nizamuddin - Ernakulam Duronto Express | ST/Surat (4 PFs)

Guest: 2ea45597   show all posts
Entry# 559001            Tags   Past Edits
The Unsolved and biggest Mystery of Indian Railway..why NZM - ERS Duronto halts at Surat.. there is no water filling, no loco change no crew change nothing then also it halts there why ? any reason ?

Oct 22 2012 (14:04)
deepuipr   23 blog posts
Re# 559001-1            Tags   Past Edits
This train is of no use for passengers from Kerala. Either convert it to superfast or to an all ac with pantry and limited stops. if IR want to continue it as Duronto, please reduce the running time by minimum 3 hrs.

Oct 22 2012 (14:13)
Guest: 2ea45597   show all posts
Re# 559001-2            Tags   Past Edits
presently its running on monsoon timings

Oct 23 2012 (15:59)
deepuipr   23 blog posts
Re# 559001-3            Tags   Past Edits
It has five minutes halt in Surat during the normal timetable also. many trains are overtaking and I am going to travel on this train on 3rd Nov from NZM to ERS
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Oct 13 2012 (23:07)   12432/Hazrat Nizamuddin - Thiruvananthapuram Central Rajdhani Express

S V Iyer*^~   14426 blog posts   12362 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 550626            Tags   Past Edits
My complaint to IR:

Dear Sir,
Through this Grievance Redressal Forum, I wish to draw your attention to the absurd timings of 12432 H. Nizamuddin (NZM) - Trivandrum (TVC) Rajdhani Express. As of now, it departs NZM at 11.00 hours to arrive at TVC at around 09.30 am on the third day during monsoon and 05.30 am on the third day,
at other times. As a result, it has to travel through the state of Kerala in the wee hours of the night. As a result many passengers, especially those travelling to Northern Kerala stand inconvenienced.
2. Moreover, this train needs to be speeded up as it is the premier train of the nation, besides increasing the frequency of this train to daily due to high demand for this train which is the fastest connector from Kerala to the capital.
3. Accordingly, I like to propose new timings for this train as under:
H. Nizamuddin ------- 19:15(D)
Kota Jn. 23:50(A) 0:00(D)
Vadodara Jn. 6:05(A) 6:15(D)
Vasai road 11:00(A) 11:05(D)
Panvel 12:20(A) 12:25(D)
Madgaon 20:00(A) 20:10(D)
Mangalore Jn. 0:45(A) 0:50(D)
Kozhikode 4:20(A) 4:30(D)
Ernakulam Jn. 7:45(A) 7:50(D)
Trivandrum Ctrl 11:30(A)  -------
The following will be the benefits from the proposed run:
a. Convenient Timings.
b. Faster run during night time.
c. Entering Kerala at early dawn so that it reaches the capital before noon. This may also lead to increased patronage between Kozhikode / Ernakulam to Trivandrum.
d. During Monsoons it can leave H. Nizamuddin at 17:00 hours so that it reaches Mangalore by 0:45 hrs.
4. In the similar manner, 12431 Trivandrum H. Nizamuddin Rajdhani can be speeded up by around 3.5 hours during Monsoons and around 2 hours during non monsoon.
I request you to kindly consider the same in light of above and do the needful.

Y . F

13 posts - Mon Oct 15, 2012

Oct 16 2012 (09:10)
S V Iyer*^~   14426 blog posts   12362 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 550626-14            Tags   Past Edits
Agreed that for a prestigious train like Rajdhani, there is an urgent need to reduce running time by 4 hours in monsoon and min 6 hours during non monsoon (both ways).

However, writing to Northern railways will not be useful as I have already received a reply that this Raj covers just 53 kms in their zone. It will be better is this suggestion is put to all zonal railways through which it passes. I have done so earlier and waiting 4 replies.

Please see attachment for list of Email IDs of Zonal Heads & Railway Board

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Oct 16 2012 (17:35)
deepuipr   23 blog posts
Re# 550626-19            Tags   Past Edits
Thank you for providing the e-mail- contacts. With the present schedule, it will be difficult to speed up this train. It is better to change the departure time from NZM after 7 PM. By increasing the speed, the train can reach Trivandrum by 11 AM a day after the departure by consuming approximately 40 Hrs.
Return journey from Trivandrum can also adjusted accordingly atleast during Non Monsoon timetable.

Oct 16 2012 (22:02)
S V Iyer*^~   14426 blog posts   12362 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 550626-20            Tags   Past Edits
Exactly, what I was speaking of... Do refer the entry 0 (my suggestion) & 1 (IRs reply) of this blog...

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Oct 17 2012 (18:14)
deepuipr   23 blog posts
Re# 550626-25            Tags   Past Edits
Instead of diverting this train through coimbatore, it is always better to start a new rajadani service from NZM to TVC through Erode coimbatore route with different timings and different rakes may be for 2 services a week. Now SWR has taken responsibility of Bangalore rajdhani likewise SR can start and handle the new service. Now the availability of LHB rakes have increased, it will not be difficult to start new service which can even announce in the coming rail budget. I am sure, that service will be hit from day one on wards.

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Oct 18 2012 (13:37)
deepuipr   23 blog posts
Re# 550626-31            Tags   Past Edits
Doubling of KR line is out of question for another decade. Difficult to get environmental clearances and also the financial aspect needs to be looked. Further, is it possible to make a second line without drilling the existing tunnels

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