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Oct 27 2014 (16:09)   09417/Karmali - Ahmedabad SpecialFare Ganpati Special | RE/Rewari Junction (8 PFs)

Mudit Sood   16 blog posts
Entry# 1258769            Tags   Past Edits
I've traveled twice in the train the latest being on the 26th of Oct from Ahmedabad to Sarai Rohilla.
It stopped at Palanpur for more than 40 minutes. Then ran like a horse and reached Rewari at 04:35 in the morning and stood there till 05:20. Ultimately it reached Sarai Rohilla 15 min late at 07:05.
Rewari is just 78 kms from Sarai Rohilla. This train could have easily completed the journey till Sarai Rohilla in 1 hr and 30 min and reached by 6 am. The same is the problem
with the Rajdhani which has an unscheduled halt at Rewari for more than 20 mins.
The only thing "premium" about this train is its ticket price and nothing else. The coach and the services remain the same as the Rajdhani. The attendants are much more shameless than their Rajdhani counterparts. They "demand" tips and on being refused stand there and stare at you.
My two tier coach had plenty of empty seats, despite the fact that the Rajdhani on the same day had a waitlist of over 100.
Railways can at the least speed up the train, make it more punctual and improve the quality of the food it is serving in exchange of the premium it is charging.

Oct 27 2014 (16:11)
SRG*^~   35725 blog posts   173881 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1258769-1            Tags   Past Edits
Obviously the attendants take it for granted that if you are traveling in premium trains you are a sound guy and expect more but no need of giving any tips :)

Oct 27 2014 (16:25)
Railfan Z*^~   11556 blog posts   2583 correct pred (84% accurate)
Re# 1258769-2            Tags   Past Edits
Trains passing through NWR have this thing. For some reason best known to the God up there or to the Station master of Rewari down here, the controllers practice elongated halts of every train at Rewari so much so that they design TTs like that. Ajmer Shatabdi has huge slack before RE so do other trains. These guys get some sort of satisfaction when trains halt at their platforms for 20 minutes or 25 minutes. Once they feel content, they let it go. Beyond logic is this fixation of them for watching halted trains, for me at least .

Oct 27 2014 (20:10)
Mudit Sood   16 blog posts
Re# 1258769-4            Tags   Past Edits
I never give any "seva-paani" to the attendants.
But I can see almost every passenger in my coach giving them money. I've even seen some passengers handing out Rs 100 notes to them!
I've never seen any attendant asking for money on Kalka Shatabdi & Chandigarh Shatabdi.
The case of Rewari baffles me. Btw, I didn't knew this is the case with
other trains as well. I thought it was limited to Rajdhani and Premium probably to clear the way for them on the route. Something needs to be done to end this. It will make the Rajdhani faster by 20-25 min and Premium by more than 30 min!
General Travel
Oct 06 2014 (11:11)   09739/Madar - Jaipur Special Fare Urs Special

Mudit Sood   16 blog posts
Entry# 1236750            Tags   Past Edits
I had the misfortune of travelling on this train on the 4th of October. The scheduled departure is 15:00 hrs however it didn't budge untill 16:10 hrs.
The TTs were as clueless about the delay as the passengers. They told us that the train never departs on time as it has to make way for other 'regular' trains like Ashram Exp and a few more to pass through before starting its own journey.
It stopped again between Bijwasan and Gurgaon for 10-15 min. Ran like a horse between Gurgaon & Dausa
but suddenly stalled at Dausa for 15-20 min.
It ultimately arrived at Jaipur Gandhinagar at 21:30 instead of the scheduled 19:45.
So, if you're running on a schedule or have to catch a connecting train/bus etc, then it wouldn't be advisable to travel on this train.
General Travel
Jun 13 2013 (13:18)   12957/Swarna Jayanti Rajdhani Express

Mudit Sood   16 blog posts
Entry# 782106            Tags   Past Edits
Hey Guys,
The halt at Gurgaon would be till which date? I have booked my ticket from Delhi Cantt but I'm thinking of boarding it from Gurgaon as it is nearer to my place. The timetable still shows Gurgaon in the list. Looks bit risky.

Jun 13 2013 (19:34)
Jayashree   13018 blog posts   103991 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 782106-1            Tags   Past Edits
Temp halt for Gurgaon for 6 months has been given from 27/12/2012
So till 26th June [26/6/2013] it will remain...after that will be removed.

Jun 18 2013 (11:47)
drnrar   183 blog posts
Re# 782106-2            Tags   Past Edits
i u are getting an option of booking ticket of Gurgaon.. then it wont be removed.. and in the history of Indian railways i have never seen a stop removed, just go for it , this stop will surily not removed as lot of people get down at gurgaon one of the biggest commercial center of NCR.
Rewari stop of ajmer shatabdi is still on board and there was news regarding its removal or extension.. kurukshetra , tundla , panipat , muzzafarnagar , tohana , etawah , whether succesfull or not they still engulf shatabdis and rajsdhani schedule...
General Travel
Jun 13 2013 (13:30)   12958/Swarna Jayanti Rajdhani Express

Mudit Sood   16 blog posts
Entry# 782121            Tags   Past Edits
Hey Guys,
The halt at Gurgaon would be till which date? I have booked my ticket from Delhi Cantt but I'm thinking of boarding it from Gurgaon as it is nearer to my place. The timetable still shows Gurgaon in the list. Looks bit risky.

Jun 13 2013 (13:35)
Railfan Z*^~   11556 blog posts   2583 correct pred (84% accurate)
Re# 782121-1            Tags   Past Edits
What date is your journey on?

Jun 13 2013 (13:42)
Mudit Sood   16 blog posts
Re# 782121-2            Tags   Past Edits
tomorrow 14th June

Jun 13 2013 (13:44)
ansariFaiz*^~   3833 blog posts   4920 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 782121-3            Tags   Past Edits
As per availability on IR website, reservation from GGN is permitted till 2013-06-26, Wed

Jun 13 2013 (13:49)
Railfan Z*^~   11556 blog posts   2583 correct pred (84% accurate)
Re# 782121-4            Tags   Past Edits
It will halt at GGN. You can board it from there.

Jun 13 2013 (14:20)
Mudit Sood   16 blog posts
Re# 782121-5            Tags   Past Edits
Good to hear that :)
General Travel
Oct 11 2012 (13:31)   12281/Bhubaneswar - New Delhi Duronto Express

Mudit Sood   16 blog posts
Entry# 548111            Tags   Past Edits
Hey guys. Any idea if this train makes an unscheduled stop or atleast slows down at Ghaziabad Jn?

Oct 11 2012 (13:32)
คภנคคภ~   6653 blog posts   20464 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 548111-1            Tags   Past Edits
No technical halt at Ghaziabad.

Oct 11 2012 (13:33)
Mudit Sood   16 blog posts
Re# 548111-2            Tags   Past Edits
Any unscheduled stop or stop at the signal or something at Ghaziabad?
Any frequent travellers?
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