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Blog Posts by Prabhakaran Tambaram Prakasam
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Oct 20 2014 (19:15)   12649/Karnataka Sampark Kranti Express (Via Kacheguda) (PT)

Prabhakaran Tambaram Prakasam   3 blog posts
Entry# 1251700            Tags   Past Edits
I had travelled in this train for the first time on October 13, 2014 against the normal practice of travelling Rajdhani express. It is value for money, as it is slower by Rajdhani only by about 90 minutes, per time table. I was fortunate to be also upgraded to First AC against my confirmed booking 2AC. The train started about 35 minutes late but in the rest of the leg it was maintaining a delay of only 20 minutes by and large which almost tallied with the official record, as found in the train running status. However, beyond Agra, the train started losing speed, all sorts of trains kept overtaking eventually to reach late about 1 hour and 50 minutes (11:05 am) against the published arrival which was around 10:20 am. Perhaps, railways are trying to hide the real facts. It was interesting to note this attitude / approach only after...
the train crossed Jhansi and not earlier.

1 posts - Tue Oct 21, 2014

Oct 21 2014 (16:42)
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Unscheduled overtakes are not so common for this train maybe some problems with the loco or other technical problem.
But one thing common is faking arrivals by NTES. Many times they show 15 to 20 minutes delays as ontime arrival to hide their incapacity to run trains on time. This happens at all the zones I think.

Oct 24 2014 (13:36)
Prabhakaran Tambaram Prakasam   3 blog posts
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I noticed lot of track maintenance work perhaps, due to the introduction of shatabdi at 160 KMPH speed from November between NDLS-Agra cantt...also, there was an accident, someone was lying by the track midway, not sure whether it happened earlier or...

Oct 24 2014 (13:39)
Prabhakaran Tambaram Prakasam   3 blog posts
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I am told that SAP (german software giant) is pitching to computerize Railway operations. It is a long way to go but it could improve. Deutsche Bahn, the German Railways, use their system and I have personally experienced trains operating on-time atleast 95% of the times

Oct 24 2014 (13:49)
Hussain*^~   19771 blog posts   380978 correct pred (82% accurate)
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Almost all of the trains run late between JHS/AGC-NZM section...

Oct 24 2014 (13:49)
GOA SK TO VSG~   6266 blog posts   613 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1251700-6            Tags   Past Edits
In India the problem is congestion as there are huge number of freight and passenger trains running on same route. Once DFC work is completed we may see improvement in punctuality of trains.

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