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Blog Posts by Soumitra Chawathe*^~
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Jun 09 2017 (12:05)   MAO/Madgaon Junction (3 PFs)

Soumitra Chawathe*^~   30230 blog posts   98255 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 2313131            Tags   Past Edits
*** BIKES FOR RENT ***
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In Goa and looking for transportation options? There are buses, however might not be suitable and can be crowded. Autos / Taxis are way too costly and not easily available. Radio Cab aggregators (Ola / Uber, etc.) are absent. So what to do? Consider Bikes on Rent, as it is one of the best, convenient and cost-effective options to get around. Here's what you will have to do:
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> Alight from PF-3 side (the city side). You will get Pilots (Motorcycle taxi) / Auto rickshaws / Cabs. Go to Municipal Garden Square, around 2-3 km. Pilots take around Rs. 60/-, Autos can take around Rs. 100/-. Alternatively, if you want to go by bus, go straight onto a narrow lane after exit, which leads to Martires Dias Road (one of the arterial roads). You will get frequent buses to Municipal Council / Garden.
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> There are plenty of rental guys over there, scattered all around the place who would provide you with the vehicle of your choice, subject to availability. Rates are around Rs. 300-400/- per day for Activa and upto Rs. 500/- per day for motorbikes. A few providers offer a package of 2-3 days, however a single day's package is also available.
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> You need to keep your original ID card (PAN / Aadhar) as security along with security deposit of Rs. 500/- (may vary from provider to provider). Do not give your driving licence. Make the payment upfront. They make necessary entries in the register and would handover the keys of the vehicle, along with helmet.
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> These vehicles on rent have a different colour scheme for number plates, i.e. yellow letters on black background; however some rentals provide normal private vehicles i.e. black letters on white background.
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> Once they handover the keys, inspect the vehicle thoroughly in presence of their representative and confirm the scratches / damages already present. Bring this to the notice of the concerned person to avoid further disputes. Make sure the necessary papers of the vehicle are present in the vehicle. Note down the contact number of the person who deals with the rentals.
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> Petrol quantity in the tank is barely half a litre, so drive to the nearest petrol pump and fill the requisite quantity. (There are plenty of petrol pumps in the vicinity).
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> If driving within the city, helmet is not compulsory, however if you are venturing out on highways, it is a MUST, if caught by cops, the fine is Rs. 1000/-.
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> In the rare event that the cops stop you and ask you regarding the vehicle, you may tell that it is on rent. They usually don't ask seeing the rental number plate colour scheme. Some providers will advise you to tell the cops that "this is my friend's bike". (In case the number plate is normal white).
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> While handing over the vehicle, do remember to collect your ID card and the security deposit.
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> Enjoy your ride and your stay in Goa!! :)

  
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Aug 05 2017 (06:00)
12952 नई दिल्ली मुंबई राजधानी द किंग~   8058 blog posts   359 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2313131-1            Tags   Past Edits
Very detailed and useful info.
  
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Jul 26 2017 (10:33)   12303/Poorva Express (via Patna) (PT) | JSME/Jasidih Junction (5 PFs)

Prateek Nishant   239 blog posts
Entry# 2362944            Tags   Past Edits
This train each and everything has gone bad to worse ...
..be it rake maintenance ...punctuality or food service ..
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Breaking News ..
Chipkali flavoured Biryani ..A new delight in trains ..poorva aka deluxe
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..new service to customers/passengers ..
This is the condition of H1 Class ..god knows what pantry had to say about it ...
Totally stunned ..

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Jul 26 2017 (15:51)
Soumitra Chawathe*^~   30230 blog posts   98255 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 2362944-13            Tags   Past Edits
Yuck!! No wonder CAG report says IR food unfit for human consumption. If this is what is served to H1, then better not speak about lower classes at all!! :\

  
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Jul 26 2017 (15:53)
Obi Wan has taught you well~   3086 blog posts   1455 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 2362944-14            Tags   Past Edits
ek din mai 3 blog replies :P
that must be greater than what you wrote in past 3 months combined :P :P

  
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Jul 26 2017 (16:04)
Rajasthan must gt 15000 crore for Railwy developmn^~   84552 blog posts   5303 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2362944-15            Tags   Past Edits
After long time sir.
Anyways it was A1 I think... Food for H1 prepared onboard train I suppose.

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General Travel
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Jul 17 2017 (15:58)   12279/Taj Express

Kunal Rathi   655 blog posts   369 correct pred (63% accurate)
Entry# 2355262            Tags   Past Edits
Anyone has coach seat layout for 2S in LHB Coaches?

  
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Jul 26 2017 (14:18)
Soumitra Chawathe*^~   30230 blog posts   98255 correct pred (72% accurate)
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General Travel
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Jul 17 2017 (23:14)   15066/Panvel - Gorakhpur Express (Via Barhni)

सिंगरौली पश्चिम मध्य रेलवे*^~   5621 blog posts   9699 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 2355664            Tags   Past Edits
Yeh CSTM / LTT tak kyu nahi run karti ?

  
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Jul 26 2017 (14:17)
Soumitra Chawathe*^~   30230 blog posts   98255 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 2355664-1            Tags   Past Edits
Might be due to congestion.

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Rail Fanning
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Nov 11 2013 (08:59)   MMR/Manmad Junction (6 PFs)

Soumitra Chawathe*^~   30230 blog posts   98255 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 902635            Tags   Past Edits
Manmad is a major Junction Point for Kalyan / Nanded / Daund / Bhusaval, and may well be termed as a treasure house for Railfans
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> It is a loco changeover point; trains from and to NED / DD / PUNE change locos from diesel to electric and vice versa here. A good location to spot various locos from different sheds of IR, popular being MLY / GY / KYN / ET / BSL / PUNE / GY
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In the pit-line adjacent to PF-1, electric locos are parked. PF-1 is on the extreme left while moving from Manmad to Bhusaval.
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At the outer of both ends of the station, one can see electric as well diesel locos parked freely in the pit and loop lines.
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Manmad has a huge Food Corporation of India godown and also the refineries of IOCL, BPCL and HPCL. Owing to this, one can spot freights (BCNA / BTPN / BTPGLN) loaded with foodgrains and oil, hauled by WDG-3A/4 and also WAG-5/7/9 of various sheds across India.
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Being a major junction, there is a considerable presence of RPFs around the station and movement of railway officers and staff. So RFs need to take extra care while photography.
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There is a road overbridge before you enter MMR from BSL side, you can stand on that bridge and take aerial view without the risk of being caught. One more location is the parallel road that runs beside the tracks from PF-1 side towards BSL.

  
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Apr 16 2017 (18:26)
Prometh Suresh~   501 blog posts   658 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 902635-1            Tags   Past Edits
now after the electrification of PUNE-DD route many of the passenger/express trains loco changes take place in PUNE/DD.

  
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Apr 28 2017 (16:08)
عمران جاوید◆◆◆   3969 blog posts   915 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 902635-2            Tags   Past Edits
still.many trains skip manmad?

  
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Apr 29 2017 (09:17)
Soumitra Chawathe*^~   30230 blog posts   98255 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 902635-3            Tags   Past Edits
Yes
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