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Blog Posts by Venkatesh Vepa
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★★★  General Travel
Aug 11 2015 (19:18)   22415/Andhra Pradesh AC SF Express | VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction (8 PFs)

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Entry# 1562824            Tags   Past Edits
Updated on IRCTC.. Here Comes the Official TT. As of now showing Tri-weekly.

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Aug 11 2015 (19:32)
Venkatesh Vepa   14 blog posts
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Can you also tell us whether it is simply AC Express or AP AC Express or AP Rajdhani Express (Speeded up afterwards)

Aug 11 2015 (19:34)
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Re# 1562824-5            Tags   Past Edits
As of Now only AC Express...IRCTC its mentioned as VSKP-NDLS Express thats it.

Aug 11 2015 (19:34)
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If its AP express then it has to be part the zone which AP belongs to now the train is NR...

Aug 11 2015 (19:36)
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Re# 1562824-7            Tags   Past Edits
2 AP express cannot run from different destinations.lets wait till Nov 15th.

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General Travel
Aug 11 2015 (16:57)   VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction (8 PFs)

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Entry# 1562705            Tags   Past Edits
Good news....
AP express starting From Tomorrow
From VSKP to NewDelhi

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Aug 11 2015 (18:41)
Venkatesh Vepa   14 blog posts
Re# 1562705-14            Tags   Past Edits
A Good day for Andhra Pradesh Rail Travelers. The new AP Express train has a distinction with other State Express trains by having All LHB AC Coaches and also another distinction wrt Average Speed which is very low compared to others.
To make it accessible to all types of passengers, instead of All AC Express, a Bi-Weekly AP Rajadhani Exp and Daily AP Express (With Sleeper and AC Class) should run from Visakhapatnam to New Delhi via Vijayawada with an average speed of around 65 KMPH. One more AP Sampark Kranthi Express from Tirupathi to New Delhi should be introduced 4 days a week via Nellore, Ongole and Vijayawada.
for VSKP and BZA to get this train on tracks.
I hope Centre will announce new railway zone for AP with VSKP as Head Quarters soon.

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General Travel
Nov 02 2014 (09:03)   VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction (8 PFs)

Guest: 256b8af6   show all posts
Entry# 1264487            Tags   Past Edits
Pls, someone post that useless panels report on new zone here.

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Nov 03 2014 (13:49)
Venkatesh Vepa   14 blog posts
Re# 1264487-27            Tags   Past Edits
As per the news on various media, Committee submitted its report to create a New Railway Zone for AP with Vijayawada, Guntur and Guntakal Divisions with Vijayawada as Zonal HQ. They reported that VSKP division cannot be de-linked from ECoR and merged with the new zone.

At least now Railways should consider the following proposal to get Win-Win situation for both AP and Orissa.
can have 2 Divisions similar to Nagpur under SECR and CR
VSKP-ECoR can have VSKP-Kirandul (KK Line) and Rayagada-Koraput railway lines
VSKP-SECoR being a Zonal HQ and Division with VSKP-IPM/SPT/PSA, VSKP-Rayagada, VSKP-RJY and Samalkot-COA railway lines.
BZA Division needs to transfer RJY-AKP and SLO-COA Lines to VSKP Division.

No Capital, No Railway Zone, and more to come in this way

Nov 03 2014 (18:08)
utkal andhra~   791 blog posts
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Let the CM of AP demand for creation of VISAKHAPATNAM division. The present division at VSKP is WALTAIR divn of ECoR. CM has a lot of influence in delhi, he claims.He is KING MAKER , according to his claim.

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Info Update
Oct 20 2014 (16:45)   VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction (8 PFs)

Venkatesh Vepa   14 blog posts
Entry# 1251489            Tags   Past Edits
Recent News about New Railway Zone for AP
click here
AP to have new railway zone

October 10,2014, 05.58 AM IST | KMP Patnaik

Visakhapatnam to be its headquarters
Railway coach factory and 59 model railway stations to come up in the State

Hyderabad: The wishes of north Andhra people will finally come true. The State will have a railway zone with Visakhapatnam as its headquarters. Four railway divisions of Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Guntur and Guntakal would be merged with the new zone. The residuary Andhra Pradesh has no railway zone after bifurcation and the existing South Central Railway, with Secunderabad as headquarters, comes under the new State of Telangana. The new railway zone is being sanctioned as a part of the AP Reorganisation Act of 2014.

A seven-member committee headed by executive director of Railway Board Devender Singh held discussions with the transport department of Andhra Pradesh at the Secretariat here on Thursday afternoon to elicit the opinion of the government on the merger of four divisions under the proposed new railway zone. The committee also discussed the way to set up a rail coach factory and take measures to establish rapid rail and road connectivity from the new capital to Hyderabad and other important cities of Telangana.

The meeting also deliberated on laying new railway line connecting Raipur, Chhattisgarh capital, to Visakhapatnam in order to make use of the ports and for other mutual benefits. “We also discussed about creating 59 model stations with all the modern facilities across the State,” said the Principal Secretary of Roads and Buildings B Syam Bob, while talking to The Hans India.

The members of the committee include executive directors of Railway Board Alok Kumar and Vijay Kumar, chief engineer, SCR NS Uikey, chief mechanical engineer, SCR S K Gupta, AC Ray and SP Samantharay of East Coast Railway, Bhubaneshar.

Oct 21 2014 (13:54)
vsuresh_100   4 blog posts
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There was some news in yesterday's eenadu about new railway zone. The committee will submit its report in a couple of days. Also, the committee is going to give report that it is difficult to form new railway zone with BZA, GNTL and VSKP divisions as ECOR/Odisha is not willing to loose VSKP division.
Now it is high time for our elected people's representatives - our CM, Sri Venkaiah naidu and MP Haribabu to exert pressure and get the railway zone for AP with VSKP as Head quarters. Otherwise the same situation will continue and AP can't develop railway network in the state.

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★★  Info Update
Sep 26 2014 (12:11)   VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction (8 PFs)

Venkatesh Vepa   14 blog posts
Entry# 1224803            Tags   Past Edits
My Grievance Reply from Railway Board on SECoR Zone proposal
Registration Number : MORLY/E/2014/09821
Name Of Complainant : VVSN Murthy
Date of Receipt : 10 Sep 2014
Received by : Ministry of Railways, ( Railway Board)
to : Efficiency and Research
Contact Address : Room No. 515, 5th Floor,
Rail Bhawan, Railway Board.
New Dellhi
Contact Number : 01123388139
Grievance Description : Reg: Proposal for SECoR Zone at VSKP as Zonal HQ If ECoR is not willing to loose VSKP to new Railway Zone to be setup in AP (SECoR Zone) or Railway Board cannot include VSKP Division under SECoR due to any reasons, I Have a proposal. VSKP can have 2 Divisions similar to Nagpur under SECR and CR VSKP-ECoR can have VSKP-Kirandul and Rayagada-Koraput railway lines VSKP-SECoR being a Zonal HQ and Division with VSKP-IPM/SPT/PSA, VSKP-Rayagada, VSKP-RJY and Samalkot-COA railway lines. BZA Division needs to transfer RJY-AKP and SLO-COA Lines to VSKP Division. This proposal is win-win for both the states and zones. Orissa(ECoR) no need to worry about revenue. AP(VSKP Region people) no need to worry about Step mother treatment of ECoR.
Current Status : CASE CLOSED
Date of Action : 25 Sep 2014
Details : A committee of Senior Officers from Railways has been constituted to examine, among other things, the feasibility of establishing a new Railway Zone in the successor state of Andhra Pradesh, as per item 8 of Schedule 13 (Infrastructure) of Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2014. The suggestion given by you has been forwarded to the Committee for consideration

Sep 26 2014 (18:23)
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Re# 1224803-1            Tags   Past Edits
Biggest flaw of your suggestion:
You suggested: keep Kirandul section with ECoR then really you are suggesting to take maximum juice from cane.
Do you have idea how much this section earns ?

Sep 26 2014 (19:07)
Guest: 25611d65   show all posts
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In case two divisions for Vskp both divisions must be in New Secor railway zone. We can't see again that our brotherhood another Vskp division. Is again suffering like us. It will be injustice for another vskp division in ecor. For one ur giving sweets with full of box to ecor . And for another looted box to Secor vskp division about revenue. See Nagpur example one nagpur division is with facilities and another nagpur division is crying for facilities

Sep 26 2014 (19:10)
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But thanks for your efforts

Sep 26 2014 (20:11)
Guest: 81eb3276   show all posts
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it will create problem bypass stns will be more it should vskp should be in one zone only

Sep 26 2014 (20:54)
After bifurcation time for new zone at VSKP   162 blog posts
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Bad idea for Bza division maybe. They ll lose the port of COA and thats a mess. WAT should retain KK line and instead of 2 divisions at WAT. One can be transferred to Rayagada. KR line ll go to Rayagada division. SO will the section from Vzm to Therubali. This way it ll be better according to me.

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