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Jul 03 2017 (10:49)   Hindi letters in Bengaluru metro signage masked

rdb*^   130780 news posts
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Thats why i hate South India
Move comes after police got tip-off that pro-Kannada groups planned to blacken them
The controversy over the use of Hindi in Namma Metro took a bizarre turn on Sunday as two stations, including Kempegowda interchange at Majestic, had Hindi words in the signage masked.
While no decision has been taken officially on removing Hindi from metro signage, this “extraordinary measure” of masking Hindi words became necessary to protect the station from being vandalised, sources said. The move came after Upparpet police got a tip-off that pro-Kannada organisations were planning to enter Kempegowda and
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Chickpete stations and blacken all signage in Hindi.”
“In order to prevent any untoward incident, the police reportedly advised Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) officials to do away with Hindi signboards,” sources said.
Meanwhile, the two stations had a heavy security cordon, with both the local police and Karnataka Industrial Security Force personnel on guard. “We were requested to provide security by the BMRCL and we have deployed our policemen besides the KISF personnel,” a senior police official said.
It is, however, not clear if the BMRCL wants to carry out this exercise across all stations with Hindi signage. BMRCL officials could not be reached despite several attempts.
On learning about Hindi words in the signage being masked at the two stations, the #NammaMetroHindiBeda campaign on social media picked up steam on Sunday. Metro users from neighbouring Maharashtra got influenced by it and #AapaliMetroHindiNako was trending in the evening.
The #NammaMetroHindiBeda campaign started in June-end against the “imposition” of Hindi in Bengaluru. It seeks removal of Hindi signboards from all Namma Metro stations and also stopping of announcements in Hindi in the metro.

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Jul 04 2017 (03:55)
22691 Making of an AC Exp*^~   2255 blog posts   9 correct pred (90% accurate)
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I am absolutely against what they are doing, but just to answer your question- English is Internationally accepted universal language whereas Hindi is not a sole National language, it is also a regional language just like Kannada.

  
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Jul 04 2017 (04:06)
22691 Making of an AC Exp*^~   2255 blog posts   9 correct pred (90% accurate)
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There is nothing secular or non-secular in opposing Hindi. Namma Metro doesn't belong to Railways, so it doesn't have to follow Railway "mandatory rules". Unlike Kolkata metro for which Central Govt pays and it is one of the Zones of IR, Namma Metro is completely funded and owned by State Govt of Karnataka. So it is a State issue and not a National Issue. It is up to State Govt and it's people to decide whether to put other regional languages like Hindi, Tamil, Telugu etc or not. If we see Tamil Nadu, Kerala Stage Govt institutions, they never use Hindi and they are not wrong, why only Karnataka is being blamed and criticized for this?
Having said all that, I
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completely agree that we should include all languages which would help a large group of people. I heard some street boards in Canada are written in Punjabi because a large number of Sikhs reside there, then why not we include Hindi in Namma Metro when Bengaluru is a home for many immigrants from Hindi speaking states because of Education, Job, Business etc.

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rdb*^   31551 blog posts   380902 correct pred (80% accurate)
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bmrcl is not 100% state venture...
many non-english knowing hindi speaking personnel will use it..
  
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Mar 29 2017 (15:45)   12156/Shaan E Bhopal SF Express

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Which of these trains is best?
Shaan-e-Bhopal express12%12
Karnataka express20%19
Tamilnadu express40%39
Telangana express23%22
Kerala express5%5

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Jul 17 2017 (19:36)
22691 Making of an AC Exp*^~   2255 blog posts   9 correct pred (90% accurate)
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If you are comparing in the category of 'State Exp', then obviously Karnataka Exp. With so many halts, running with diesel loco for close to 900km on a single line for 700 km yet maintaining aggressive schedule all along! Even though TN has higher Avg speed, it runs like a Sampark Kranti and not like other State Exp of the south which have so many halts.
  
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Jul 04 2017 (20:53)   22205/Chennai Central - Madurai AC Duronto Express

Railfan Z*^~   11556 blog posts   2583 correct pred (84% accurate)
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THE FAULT IN OUR DAYS OF RUN
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Exclusive air-conditioned trains are no longer a fresh idea by any standard. Even if you stay clear of the statistics, (an approach I conveniently yet subtly prefer all the time) it’d be safe to state that it has been decades ever since this particular concept was tried and implemented in various colours and, as I can add as of today, in various shapes. However, planning it perfect enough for them to run into waitlist, the prevalent yardstick to denote a train successful, continues to be
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a rare sight.
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The southern half of the IR network has some astonishing specimens running that make you raise a couple of questions. Or broadly speaking, just one precise question in each case.
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Chennai Madurai Duronto has the most convenient timings an overnight can possibly sport. Add to that the tremendous rush of people shuttling between the two cities. But how tough was it to imagine that this tremendous rush peaks on Friday from one side and on Sundays from the other? At the point in history where technical halts were being converted into commercial to cure the ailments of this breed of trains, condition of this guy was like that of a cancer patient who’s being injected with insulin just because his doctor has other thoughts as it hasn’t been long since Vyapam.
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Thiruvananthapuram Duronto, on account of being a Friday departure, partially hit it right to begin with. Beautiful return timings did it have, just in time for office hours with the only fault that almost nobody had office to attend on its day of arrival. Tiny mistake was it and just when we thought it was being corrected, SR did what the officials of Election Commission do to your Voter ID card when you request them for a correction. Well, yeah. They make another mistake, elsewhere. They moved its arrival to the day you can directly head to office on but no longer on office timings.
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19419 Chennai - Ahmedabad Express has been a path-breaking idea since Navjeevan in bringing the travel time down while also saving a day for the Gujarat bound passengers. Its slot being free on the weekends and announcement of an Ahmedabad - Chennai Humsafar made people think that this undoubtedly has to be the weekend version of 9420. Cut to today and you’ve another reason to ask the very same question that’s being asked across these stories. Am I the only one with the rationale to think that a Saturday departure could’ve become a Sunday overnight from PUNE to ADI? What more of a win-win can one ask for?
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A full AC train to Rajasthan from Chennai departs when? On a Thursday. Trichy Humsafar was slow by some 5 odd hours just to make it an overnight between Trichy and Bangalore. When? On a Thursday. YPR KCVL Garib Rath which can easily ferry the Friday night rush of Kerala bound techies departs when? On a Thursday. SWR also sends the full AC rake of YPR DEE Duronto to Kochuveli. When? On. A. Thursday. And what doesn’t happen on a Thursday? Well, the Delhi bound Yesvantpur Duronto doesn’t depart on a Thursday which’d have otherwise allowed it to depart on Saturdays from Delhi making it profitable both ways. But that’d probably be too logical by IR standards.
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It’s imperative to understand that after over a century of us Indians being used to the subsided non-AC travel, it’d take some time for exclusively air-conditioned trains to be successful wherever they’re launched. To begin with, it is only logical to deploy them on the right days. These little changes can fix bigger problems and pave way for economic viability for more of such services in near future.

  
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Jul 04 2017 (21:52)
22691 Making of an AC Exp*^~   2255 blog posts   9 correct pred (90% accurate)
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Great right up. For short distance, we can assume bus lobby plays a role. But can't get the logic behind long distance trains. I don't agree with YPR - DEE Duronto though. It has best timings and day of Dep for Bengaluru people to reach Delhi - Monday morning! But railways got it wrong with DEE! If it was either NDLS or NZM, it would have been a hit train. I have interacted with a lot of people who said they don't take Duronto despite wonderful timings because of DEE. Since YPR - KCVL has RSA, it's running days can't be changed. But, even that train is good for Bengaluru people to come back home on Saturday morning from ERN, CBE. Had it been a little late departure from KCVL, it would have been perfect.

  
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Jul 04 2017 (21:59)
Railfan Z*^~   11556 blog posts   2583 correct pred (84% accurate)
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I totally agree that the terminal problem of DEE DRNT and timings problem of KCVL AC are bigger than their days of run issues, hence only a slight reference to them. However, I still think that they didn't hit the right balance with 12213/14. Either it should've stayed with NR being a Thu departure from Delhi or if it was to be with SWR, it should've been Fri from here and Sun from Delhi. A full AC train on Mondays makes no sense whatsoever.

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This problem is clearly present in SBC-UBL-Belagavi sector.
Friday's there is just 1 proper night train to BGM- Rani Chennamma. Gujarat bound train leaves at 17:00 at SBC which no one will catch to reach BGM, and for UBL too only RC. There is MAS-Vasco exp in which its impossible to get confirmed tickets.
For return UBL-SBC sector: maximum number of night trains are on Saturday while the demand is maximum on Sundays. On Sundays, BGM, UBL have Sampark Kranthi which has unpredictable timings in Winters, people in general dont book in
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it as its a long distance train with chances of delays. And in Rani Chennamma even GNWL 40-50 will also end up in Waitlist after Chart Preparation.
Though there wont be a single vacant berth in any of the Classes on any of the days in Rani Chennamma, SWR and IR wont run a proper night train required for the demands of the sector.

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Jul 05 2017 (03:47)
22691 Making of an AC Exp*^~   2255 blog posts   9 correct pred (90% accurate)
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Yes, 12213/14 on Fri/Sun combo can be a rocker! In fact, I have tweeted to railways many times regarding terminal shift and Fri/Sun dep of 12213 and 12214 but no response at all. SWR is good for nothing for Karnataka, they are more happy to serve all other states. How SR has trains from every district to Chennai at proper timings, even SWR could have followed the suite, but no - they extended RC to KOP (could have been BGM), GG to SUR (could have terminated at BJP), YPR - SUR SF to SUR (could have started from GR), Kannur Slip (Could have terminated at MAQ). Further, they never bother to run any spl trains inside KA.

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Pune Rewa Express via Panvel A distant dream~   159 blog posts   4 correct pred (36% accurate)
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How many stations have platforms on both sides of a single platform line (So, that train uses two platforms at once)? Are they beneficial in any way ?
I know about Warangal but want to know about others.

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Jul 02 2017 (06:13)
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Kumbakonam

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Jun 29 2017 (19:51)   22691/KSR Bengaluru City - Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express

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SCR Notification
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Bengaluru-Hazrat Nizamuddin- Bengaluru Rajdhani Express to Run on Electric Traction from End–to-End w.e.f 1st July, 2017

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Jun 30 2017 (02:01)
22691 Making of an AC Exp*^~   2255 blog posts   9 correct pred (90% accurate)
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Yes, but 22692 which departs from NZM on 30th will reach SC on 1st July and will run with E Loco on SC - SBC section for the first time. So, technically it's not wrong to say services will start from 1st ;-)

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