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Jun 06 (20:09)
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Entry# 2079     
ಹುಬ್ಬಳ್ಳಿ ೨೦೧೯^
Features of Deen Dayalu Coaches

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Jun 06 (19:04)
Blog Post# 3497739-0     
Into 3rd SEM^~   Added by: ಹುಬ್ಬಳ್ಳಿ ೨೦೧೯^  Jun 06 (20:09)
What are the main features in a Deen Dayalu Coache ?
Deen Dayalu Coach Scheme of Indian Railway
During the period from April 2016 to February 2017, about 141 Deen Dayalu un-reserved coaches have been inducted in 23 pairs of Mail/Express trains. Further, induction of more Deen Dayalu coaches is an on-going process and is being done in a phased manner.

Instructions have been issued for the provision of the following additional facilities in the Deen Dayalu coaches manufactured at Production Units of Indian Railways:

· Provision of cushioned luggage rakes.
· Provision of additional hand hold in doorway area.
· Provision of J hooks near longitudinal luggage racks.
· Toilets with polymerized floor coating.
· Provision of bio-toilets.
· Water level indicator.
· Toilet occupation indication display board.
· Enhanced mobile charging facility.
· Fire extinguishers with anti-theft arrangement.
· Pleasing interior and exterior colour scheme with anti graffiti measures.
· Potable Water similar to Aquaguard type water filtration system.

The approved production programme for Deen Dayalu Coaches is given below:

Deen Dayalu Coaches

These coaches will provide a better travel experience to unreserved passengers.

May 14 (14:17)

Entry# 2074     
sreerup kol^~
What are the different types of waiting list terms used in IRCTC?

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May 14 (14:16)
Blog Post# 3416674-0     
sreerup kol^~   Added by: sreerup kol^~  May 14 (14:17)
What are different waiting list terms used in IRCTC?
1. GNWL: General Waiting List (GNWL) waitlisted tickets are issued when the passenger begins his/her journey at the originating station of a route or stations close to the originating station. This is most common type of waiting list and has got the highest chances of confirmation.
2. RLWL: Remote Location Waiting List (RLWL) means ticket is issued for intermediate stations (between the originating and terminating stations) because usually these are the most important towns or cities on that particular route. This type of tickets
will be given a separate priority and confirmations will depend on the cancellations of a destination confirmed ticket. Remote location stations prepare there own chart 2-3 hours before the actual departure of train. For this type of ticket there are less chances of confirmation.
3. PQWL: A Pooled Quota Waiting List (PQWL) is shared by several small stations. Pooled Quotas normally operate only from the originating station of a route, and there is only one Pooled Quota for the entire run. The Pooled Quota is generally allotted for passengers travelling from the originating station to a station short of the terminating station, or from an intermediate station to the terminating station, or between two intermediate stations.
4. RLGN: Remote Location General Waiting List (RLGN) is issued when a user books a ticket where WL quota is RLWL. This means after ticket booking RLWL gets named as RLGN.
5. RSWL: Roadside Station Waiting List (RSWL) is allotted when berths or seats are booked by the originating station for journeys up to the road-side station and distance restrictions may not apply. This waiting list has also very less chances of confirmation.
6. RQWL: If a ticket is to be booked from an intermediate station to another intermediate station, and if it is not covered by the general quota or by the remote location quotas or pooled quota, the request for the ticket may go into a Request Waiting List (RQWL).
7. TQWL or Tatkal waiting list: For tatkal tickets, the waiting list issued is TQWL. If tatkal ticket goes up, it directly gets confirmed and doesn’t go through RAC status unlike GNWL. During chart preparation, general waiting list (GNWL) is preferred over tatkal waiting list (CKWL) therefore tatkal waitlisted tickets are less likely to get confirmed.
May 14 (09:35)

Entry# 2073     
sreerup kol^~
What is the difference between a Terminal and a Terminus railway station?

Jan 06 (14:34)
Blog Post# 2965931-56     
HOG WAM4 WAP1~   Added by: sreerup kol^~  May 14 (09:35)
It's just a matter of usage. You would be correct in calling Vasco, BCT, MAS and HYB a 'Terminus' as the tracks literally end in these stations.
With 'Terminal', it's a bit more vague. You can call Vasco, BCT, MAS and HYB as 'Terminals', because, in this context, 'Terminal' means the same as 'Terminus'. Howeverm you can use 'Terminal' as an adjective to describe a station. For example, Madgaon can be called as a 'Terminal' for Konkan railway, because a lot of train services begin and end here. In that sense, MAO is the end point for a service, so it can be called a 'Terminal' for that service.
'Terminus' is a rigid word only referring to the final station on a line. 'Terminal' is not so rigid, and can slightly change it's meaning based on the context. So, if someone were asking a question, saying that a particular station is a 'Terminal' station, will be rather vague as it can mean that it is just a large, grand station where a lot of trains originate and terminate, or it can refer to a dead-end station too. And people tend to favor both explanations equally, so it can be confusing.
May 13 (17:03)
Ticket Reservation Quotas

Entry# 2072     
ಹುಬ್ಬಳ್ಳಿ ೨೦೧೯^
What is the meaning of RAC ?

May 06 (15:03)
Blog Post# 3380555-2     
04044Anand Vihar T Gaya Weekly Special Fare^~   Added by: ಹುಬ್ಬಳ್ಳಿ ೨೦೧೯^  May 13 (17:04)
RAC stands for Reservation Against Cancellation.
After Charting, if your ticket remains RAC then your coach number will be prefixed with 'R'.
Two persons are alloted on a single berth.

Side Lower Berths SLB are alloted to RAC travellers. Whereas LB Lower Berth is alloted in Garib Rath.
May 10 (23:30)

Entry# 2069     
sreerup kol^~
What is the reason for choice of the locomotive hauling a particular train.

Apr 26 (10:18)
Blog Post# 3345548-17     
HOG WAM4 WAP1~   Added by: sreerup kol^~  May 10 (23:30)
First off, all passenger trains are hauled by passenger LPs on a priority basis. Only for diverted or late running passenger trains, and in cases where is no possibility of arranging a passenger LP are trains hauled by goods LPs. Even in this case, only A-grade Goods LPs are allowed (A pool of such LPs is prepared beforehand). In the worst case, a non-A grade goods LP will be accompanied by a Loco-inspector for running a passenger train. So even if the train is being hauled by a Freight locomotive, the LP is most definitely a passenger LP.
Secondly loco links are decided on a periodic basis. At the beginning of, say, every month, a detailed crew
and loco link plan is drawn up at the divisional level for allotting crew and loco links to regular trains. Freight traffic is predicted and locomotives are provided accordingly. Now, special trains are usually non-daily trains introduced on a relatively short notice. Also, they have very few runs. So creating a dedicated loco link for a special train would be an unnecessary effort, and also may not always be possible. Most, if not all of the passenger locos available at the originating station or at loco change points would already be part of pre-planned loco links. And creating a new loco link just for a weekly train with only a limited run would be very inefficient. That's why specials mostly get whatever locos are free at the trip shed.
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