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How to Transport a Bike through Railways

Jun 28 (17:06)
Blog Post# 3582462-0     
Depression overcamed by Railfanning^~   Added by: Depression overcamed by Railfanning^~  Jun 28 (17:09)
Indian Railways is the most convenient mode to transport motor bikes in India from one place to another. I have personally used the service and it's the cheapest and safest way to transport your bike with minimum hassle.
The procedure to transfer motor bike by train is quite simple. You can transport your bike in two ways - either as a parcel or as a luggage.
If you go with the former, then you need to book it in advance and it will be delivered to the destination station within 5-7 days. In
terms of costs, parcel comes cheaper than the luggage option.
Sending your bike as a luggage is a quicker mode to receive it at the destination. You can receive it as soon as the train arrives. But for this you need to travel in the same train, which means higher cost as you need to purchase ticket for your own in addition to the bike transportation fees.
Documents Required:
1. Government issued ID Proof.
2. Bike RC. It should bear the same name as the ID proof.
3. Copy of vehicle insurance.
4. Reservation Ticket (in case of booking as 'Luggage')
Procedure to Transport Bike as Parcel:
1. Parcel booking can be done only during the office hours (10 AM to 5 PM) at the railway station parcel office.
2. Go to the parcel office with your bike. They will ask you to produce your ID proof, bike's RC and insurance copy.
3. There will be an inspection of the fuel tank. Make sure the fuel tank is empty. If there is petrol in the tank, then you will be forced to drain them off.
4. You can find a number of agents at the office who will do the packing. They are not officials of the railways and there is no fixed packaging charge. You may need to bargain with them to strike a reasonable deal. It should not cost more than INR 200-300. Make sure the bike is packed securely.
5. Once the bike has been packed, go to the parcel counter and fill in the booking form
6. You need to declare the current cost of the bike and 1% of the declared value is charged as the insurance fee. Declaration of upto INR 10,000 doesn't attract any additional insurance charges.
7. You would also need to provide the bike's engine and chasis number besides the contact details of the sender and the recipient.
8. The final cost of transportation depends on the weight of your bike and the distance it needs to travel. You can make use of Indian Railways parcel service cost calculator to find out the approximate cost - Parcel Cost Calculator. That's all you need to do. Then it is the responsibility of the railways to transport the bike to the destination station.
9. Only the recipient whose name has been mentioned in the booking form can collect the parcel from the destination station. If someone else is collecting the bike on your behalf, then make sure to send him the parcel booking receipt.
10. The person is needed to visit the luggage office at the destination station and produce the booking receipt along-with his ID proof. Upon verification, he will be issued a gate pass to take the bike out of the station complex.
Procedure to Transport Bike as Luggage:
1. For booking your bike as a luggage, you need to produce a valid reservation. So first purchase a ticket for your own from the source to the destination station.
2. Go to the railways booking office a day prior to the date of journey with your bike, registration certificate, ID proof and the train ticket.
3. Ensure that the fuel tank is empty and pack the bike with a packing agent present at the railways parcel office.
4. Fill in the luggage booking form and pay the applicable transporation fees. Make sure to collect the booking receipt.
5. On the day of the journey, arrive at the station at-least 2 hours ahead of the scheduled departure time. Go to the parcel office and produce the luggage booking receipt.
6. Your bike will then be carried to the platform from which the train is supposed to depart.
7. Once the train arrives at the platform, make sure that the bike is loaded into the luggage carrier.
8. Arrive at the destination station and go to the luggage counter.
9. Produce the luggage receipt along-with your travel ticket. They will make arrangements for the bike's offloading.
10. Remove the packaging and inspect your bike for any possible damages. Then collect the gate pass from the luggage office to take the bike out of the station.
That's all you need to do to transport your motor bike by train in India either as a parcel or as a luggage. The bike transporation service by the railways is a convenient, safe and much cheaper mode compared to the private packers & movers.
Hope the information provided above will be helpful for those who are looking for genuine information to tranport their bikes using the transporation service of Indian Railways.
Blog credits to DEV - from which this blog has been taken.
Jun 25 (22:26)
Ticket Booking/E-Ticketing

Entry# 2086     
Short form on RAILWAY TICKET booking diagram

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Jun 25 (22:13)
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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Telangana Express Oops AP Express ⭐ ⭐ ⭐^~   Added by: TEAM JATAYU fights for APSTS^  Jun 25 (22:26)
Short and useful data.
Source: Ticket booking Info
A very descriptive flowchart clearly explained about Ticket booking.
Jun 22 (11:17)
Railway Sites/Portals

Entry# 2085     
©shuk™ RAILWAY My 1st crush^~
Train Captain

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Jun 20 (13:12)
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©shuk™ RAILWAY My 1st crush^~   Added by: ©shuk™ RAILWAY My 1st crush^~  Jun 22 (11:17)
*****Train captain *****
Indian Railways will soon have ‘train captains’ on board all premium trains such as Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Gatimaan, Duranto, superfast, express and mail trains to redress passengers’ grievances.
As of now, only Southern Railway provides this service in its trains however it's will be roll out to all other zone's too, gradually.
The train captain will be the overall incharge of the
train and will be responsible for ensuring passenger amenities throughout the train journey, including availability of water, cleanliness of coaches and toilets, working of electrical fittings such as fans, lights and mobile charging points.
The names of train captains will be displayed in all reservation charts in the coaches. In the near future, it has been planned to send all passengers of a particular train the details of the day’s onboard train captain, via SMS.
Passengers can also contact railway helpline 138 to know the details.
The train captain will initiate necessary action to redress the problems faced by the passengers instantly.
In case the problem cannot be solved immediately, the train captain will take up the matter with higher officials for necessary action.
Jun 18 (01:08)

Entry# 2084     
Why Loco pilots release Air pressure manually for braking?

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Jun 18 (01:05)
Blog Post# 3544030-0     
Ashu^~   Added by: Somanko^~  Jun 18 (01:08)
Question- Why loco pilot sometimes release the pressure manually from the compressor generating air pressure for braking?
Answer- The compressor generates air pressure by using the surrounding air. Air is forced inside the gas cylinder by the compressor. During rainy season when surrounding air has increased moisture content, the compressor also forces some water(moisture) inside the cylinder. This kind of air containing water may reduce the efficiency of the braking system of the train.
the Locopilot manually releases the pressure, regularly so that the water filled inside is removed.
Jun 12 (23:24)
Railway Sites/Portals

Entry# 2080     
©shuk™ RAILWAY My 1st crush^~
Old and New names of ststions

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Jun 12 (16:41)
Blog Post# 3521690-0     
Jagadeesh Kumar~   Added by: ©shuk™ RAILWAY My 1st crush^~  Jun 12 (23:24)
Some of the old and new names of a railway stations in Indian Railways:
1.Bezawada(Old) - Vijayawada(New)
2.Kakinada - Cocanada
3.chicacole Road - Srikakulam Road
4.dronachellam(dronachalam) - Dhone
Margoo - Gundratimadugu
6.Hyderabad MG - Kacheguda
7.khammamett - khammam
8.kothapetta - Sirpur kagaznagar
9.masulipatnam - machilipatnam
10.oopal - uppal
11.waltair - visakhapatnam
12.rajamahendravaram - rajahmundry
13.kothagudem - bhadrachalam road
14.collem - kulem
15.margao - madgaon
16.sanvordem curchorem - kudchade
17.baroda - vadodara
18.broach - bharuch
19.bulsar - valsad
20.cambay - khambhat
21.goya gate - vishvamitri
22.mahe - mayyazhi
23.mohamedabad & kaira road - mehemadabad & kheda road
24.bowringpet - bangarapete - bangarapet
25.closepet - ramanagaram
26.french rocks - yeliyur.l
27.telgi - basavana bagewadi road
28.ernakulam north - ernakulam town
29.ernakulam south - ernakulam junction
30.olavakkode - olavakkot - palghat - palakkad
31.vettikatiri - vallathol nagar
32.alleppey - alappuzha
33.alwaye - aluva
34.badagara - vadakara
35.calicut - kozhikode
36.cannanore - kannur
37.quilon - kollam
38.shertallai - cherthala
39.tellicherry - thalassery
40.trichur - thrissur
41.trivandrum - thiruvananthapuram central
42.bassein road - vasai road
43.bellasis road - mumbai central (local)
44.bombay central - mumbai central
45.Bombay - Victoria Terminus - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai
46.dhond - daund
47.dhulia - dhule
48.ellichpur - achalpur
49.erandol road - dondaicha
50.kirkee - khadki
51.kolhapur - chhatrapati sahu maharaj terminus
52.kolivada - guru teg bahadur nagar
53.paunar - seloo road
54.poona - pune
55.wardha east - sewagram - varud
56.sholapur - solapur
57.shrirampur - belapur
58.aurangabad - shambhajinagar
59.tuticorin - thootakudi
60.trivellore - tiruvallur
61.trichnopoly - tiruchchirapalli - tiruchi
62.cape comorin - kanniyakumari - kanyakumari
63.hubli - hubballi
64.mysore - mysuru
65.kudla - mangalore - mangaluru central
66.guwahati - gauhati
67.kolkata - chitpur terminal - calcutta
68.haldia - hatiberia
69.balasore - baleshwar
70.bardhhaman - burdwan
71.brahmapur - berhampur
72.jalandhar - jullender
73.bangalore city - KSR bengaluru
74.tranquebar - tarangambadi
75.tinnevelly - tirunelveli
76.tanjore - thanjavur
77.shencottah - sengottai
78.ramnad - ramananthapuram
79.porto novo - parangipettai
80.point calimere - kodikkarai
81.McDonald's Choultry - Magudam Chavadi
82.Ootacamund - udhagamandalam - ooty
83.mayavaram - mayiladuturai
84.manur - manavur
85.maniyachi - vachi maniyachchi
86.madura - madurai
87.madras central - chennai central
88.madras beach - chennai beach
89.jalarpet - jolarpettai
90.dalminapuram - kallakudi palanganatham
91.cuddalore new town - tiruppadiripuliyur
92.canjeevaram - kanchipuram
93.coleroom - kollidam
94.chingleput - chengalpattu
95.arkonam - arakkonam
96.benares - varanasi
97.coimbatore - kovai
98.puducherry - pondicherry
99.amritsar - ambarsar
100.kurla terminus - lokmanyatilak terminus
101.Bairagarh - Sant Hirdaram Nagar
102.Sirohi Road - Pindwara
103.mughalsarai - deen dayal upadhyay(proposed stil not remane):
Its continues list
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