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Nov 01 2018 (04:58)

Entry# 2133     
Railfan Z*^~
History of SBC - NZM - SBC Bengaluru Rajdhani

Nov 01 2018 (03:36)
Blog Post# 3957815-7     
HOG WAM4 WAP1~   Added by: Railfan Z*^~  Nov 01 2018 (04:58)
As far as I know, they never shared a slot. But SC Raj was 'extended' to SBC to increase the SBC Raj's frequency to 4 times a week.
Till 1996, SBC Raj was a weekly train, sharing a slot with the TVC Raj (which was an extension of MAS Raj). At this time, SBC Raj was two-day one-night journey departing from SBC at 6:45 in the morning and reaching NZM the next night (and similar timings in the reverse journey).
In 1996, its frequency was increased and a new weekly MAS Raj was
started (present day MAS Raj).
In 1997-98, TVC Raj was diverted via Konkan, and I believe this was when SBC Raj's schedule was changed to the present day format, leaving SBC in the night. At this time MAS Raj's frequency was made bi-weekly, and an SC Raj was started, which shared a slot with the MAS Raj.
By 1999, SBC Raj was tri-weekly in more or less its present day timings. MAS Raj was bi-weekly and SC Raj was weekly. Both trains had the same schedule as they do now in the NZM-MAS/SC runs, but the run towards NZM was with different timings. SC Raj used to depart from SC at 7:20PM in the evening, while MAS Raj used to depart from MAS at 12:00PM in the afternoon.
I used to see the SC Raj on PF2/3 while waiting for Gautami to depart from PF1 at SC in those years.
With effect from December 31st 1999, the SC Raj was extended to Bangalore and the SBC Raj's frequency was increased to 4 times a week.
The 2493/94 tri-weekly Raj via Kurnool was introduced in 2010, effectively making SBC Raj a daily train.

Nov 01 2018 (03:44)
Blog Post# 3957815-8     
sudhir~   Added by: Railfan Z*^~  Nov 01 2018 (04:58)
The SBC Rajdhani was started during the tenure of Mr C K Jaffer Sheriff the then RM. Mr Shariff's parliamentary constituency was (the then)Bangalore. I think it was the third Rajdhani introduced in India after Howrah and (the then)Bombay Rajdhanis. I think SBC was introduced just after the completion of SC-SBC gauge conversion. Please correct if needed

Nov 01 2018 (04:06)
Blog Post# 3957815-9     
HOG WAM4 WAP1~   Added by: Railfan Z*^~  Nov 01 2018 (04:58)
You are mostly correct, except for the gauge conversion part. Bangalore-Guntakal gauge conversion was completed in 1983 itself and Guntakal-Secunderabad was completed in 1998.
From the time the Bombay Rajdhani was introduced, the politicians down south were demanding a Rajdhani from Madras as well. The railways however were apprehensive to run a premium, high-fare train for such a long distance and kept pushing it out.
Mr. Jaffer Sharieff, during his tenure, kick started many railway related projects in Karnataka, and also restarted the Rajdhani race by starting
it from Bangalore.
Jul 27 2011 (03:30)

Entry# 23     
What is peak season & non peak season of Indian Railways?

Oct 31 2018 (20:41)
Blog Post# 3956998-8     
SRG*^~   Added by: SRG*^~  Oct 31 2018 (20:52)
Peak and Lean seasons shall be as under as per Indian Railways book: -
Lean Seasons:
1st February to 31st March and 1st August to 31st August
Peak Seasons:
April to 31st July and 1st September to 31st January.

Jun 21 2011 (11:45)
Blog Post# 190095-1     
Guest: 3fb43f3d   Added by: moderator*^~  Jul 28 2011 (04:44)
July - Sept --Non peak
Oct - Dec -- Peak
Jan - Mar -- Non Peak
Apr - Jun -- Peak

Jun 21 2011 (13:26)
Blog Post# 190095-2     
Guest: 3fb43f3d   Added by: moderator*^~  Jul 27 2011 (07:02)

Jun 21 2011 (13:28)
Blog Post# 190095-3     
Manit Agrawal*^   Added by: moderator*^~  Jul 27 2011 (07:02)

Jun 21 2011 (13:30)
Blog Post# 190095-4     
Guest: 3fb43f3d   Added by: moderator*^~  Jul 27 2011 (07:02)
Means.. how its like that.. peak & non peak..

Jun 21 2011 (13:31)
Blog Post# 190095-5     
Kishor*^~   Added by: moderator*^~  Jul 27 2011 (07:02)
blogger is intending to know, what is the basis of deciding the peak and non peak periods mentioned above

Jun 21 2011 (13:37)
Blog Post# 190095-6     
Kishor*^~   Added by: moderator*^~  Jul 27 2011 (07:02)
There are some factors/criterions that makes some period peak season and lean season.
1-Vacation Rush,
2-Cool season when Rains have stoopped, and also Winter not started.
3-Marriage ceremonies rush.
4-Corporate LTC period where many executives
prefer to take family with them on holidays and this is normally in summer vacations or Diwali/Christmas vacations as per their convinience.
5-Foreign tourist prefer winter to travel India seeing the hotness preaviling most of the time in most part comparted to Europe, America North East Asia.

Jun 21 2011 (13:40)
Blog Post# 190095-7     
Manit Agrawal*^   Added by: moderator*^~  Jul 27 2011 (07:02)
sir railway treat Jan-Mar as non peak because there are exams of the students and the students and there parents doesn't goes for family trip

Jun 21 2011 (13:44)
Blog Post# 190095-8     
Manit Agrawal*^   Added by: moderator*^~  Jul 27 2011 (07:02)
july-Sept. also is a non peak season while Apr-Jun & Oct-Dec is a peak season because there are holidays in Apr-June of the students and also the marriages as mentioned by the Kishor

Jun 21 2011 (14:02)
Blog Post# 190095-9     
Guest: 45b48dc7   Added by: moderator*^~  Jul 27 2011 (07:02)
also july-sep is considered as a rainy season and traffic are lean. so off-season.
Oct 25 2018 (23:27)

Entry# 2132     
16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~
Contents of line box of electric loco LP

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Oct 25 2018 (19:52)
Blog Post# 3938111-0     
Saurabh®~   Added by: 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~  Oct 25 2018 (23:27)
Contents of electric LP tool kit line box :
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Oct 17 2018 (19:08)
Ticket Booking/E-Ticketing

Entry# 2131     
Taking break due to Madhyamik exam prep^~
Comparison of tatkal and Premium tatkal

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Oct 17 2018 (05:10)
Blog Post# 3908014-0     
Taking break due to Madhyamik exam prep^~   Added by: Taking break due to Madhyamik exam prep^~  Oct 17 2018 (19:08)
Nov 05 2012 (09:31)

Entry# 1345     
Rules For Luggage ,RULE AND RATES FOR CONVEYANCE OF DOGS in indian railways

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Oct 14 2018 (13:36)
Blog Post# 3898778-0     
Anupam Enosh Sarkar*^~   Added by: Anupam Enosh Sarkar*^~  Oct 15 2018 (12:55)

General Travel
Nov 05 2012 (09:24)
Blog Post# 572436-0     
Mumbai Meri Jaan*^~   Added by: Nazeer*^~  Nov 05 2012 (09:31)
Rules For Luggage

Luggage which is not fully and legibly addressed in English or Hindi will not be accepted for booking and carriage by train. Luggage which is not securely packed will not be accepted for booking and carriage unless the sender or his authorized agent executes a forwarding note and record there in such defects or improper packing. Luggage which is required to travel by the same train with the owner should be presented at the luggage office of the booking station at least 30 minutes before the advertised
departure time of the train . Passengers booking their accommodation in advance are permitted to book their luggage in advance at the same time. Bulky surcharge is applicable only on package weighing above 100 kgs or exceeding 1m*1m*0.7m in outside measurement. Package s exceeding any one of the dimension specified will be treated as bulky even though the actual weight is less than 100 kgs on volu-metric basis. However if one of the dimension is exceeded by 10% of the prescribed measurement but weight is within 100 kgs., on volumetric basis, it will not be treated as bulky. Bulky surcharge will be levied at double the normal rate.
Offensive articles, explosive, dangerous, inflammable articles and empty gas cylinders, dead poultry, and game, acids and other corrosive substance are not permitted to be booked as luggage.
Trunks, suitcase and boxes having outside measurement of 100 cms. x 60 cms x 25 cms (length x breadth x height) will be allowed to be carried in the passenger compartments as personal luggage. If the trunks, suitcase, and boxes, which in outside measurement exceed any one of the dimension, such articles are required to be booked and carried in the brake van and not in the passengers' compartment . Maximum size of the trunks/suitcase than can be carried in the AC-3 tire and AC chair Car compartment is 55 cmsx45 cms x 22.5 cms.
Oxygen cylinder with its supporting stand with patients under medical certificate can be permitted to be carried in all classes. Free allowance of luggage will be granted on oxygen cylinder and its supporting stand.
Merchandized items are not permitted for booking and carriage in the compartment as personal luggage.
Luggages of larger dimension are to be carried only by brake van . The minimum charge for luggage is Rs.30.
As per instructions, there is no restriction on carriage of luggage in brake van of passenger trains as far as quantity and type (personal or merchandise) of luggage offered for booking is concerned .However, the excess luggage in owner's charge beyond the free allowance is charged at 1.5 times the rates under scale-L.
Each passenger is allowed a free allowance up to which he can carry luggage with him in the compartment, free of cost. The free allowance varies for different classes of travel. Children aged 5 and below 12 years are allowed half of the free allowance subject to the maximum of 50 Kgs. You are also permitted a marginal allowance. There is a maximum ceiling on the luggage which can be carried inside the compartment for each class. These are indicated in the table below :
The following maximum limit free allowance, marginal allowance are admissible for carriage of luggage in the compartment :
Class Free allowance Marginal allowance Maximum quantity permitted ( including free allowance)
AC First Class 70 Kgs 15 Kgs 150 Kgs
AC 2-Tier sleeper/First class 50 Kgs 10 Kgs 100 Kgs
AC 3-tier sleeper/AC chair car 40 Kgs 10 Kgs 40 Kgs
Sleeper class 40 Kgs 10 Kgs 80 Kgs
Second class 35 Kgs 10 Kgs 70 Kgs
The maximum limit includes free allowance.
Passenger are allowed to book and carry excess luggage beyond the free allowance with them in the compartment up to the maximum limit as per class mentioned above on payment of charge at 1.5 times of luggage rate.
When a passenger is detected either en route or at the destination with un booked or partially booked luggage weighing more than the free allowance, the excess un booked weight exceeding free allowance of luggage is charged at six times the luggage scale rate instead of 6 times of scale -R as earlier. However, if un booked or partially booked luggage is detected more than the free allowance of then luggage but within the marginal allowance, it is charged at 1.5 times the luggage scale rate. when a passenger is detected either en route or at destination with un booked or partially booked luggage weighing more than the maximum limit permitted the excess weight exceeding free allowance of luggage is charged at six times of the luggage scale rate subject to a minimum of Rs.50/-.
Luggage beyond the above quantity can be booked in advance and carried in brake Van.
If your luggage marginally exceeds the free allowance, you will be charged at the normal luggage rates applicable to your class of travel. Above marginal allowance penalty will be charged, If detected . Make sure to book your excess luggage in the luggage office, pay the prescribed charges and get your tickets endorsed by cross-referencing the luggage ticket details, before commencing your journey. Free allowance is not admissible for articles such as scooters, cycles etc.
IN case of theft of luggage, robbery / dacoits in running trains, you can approach train conductors/coach attendant/guards or GRP escort. They will give you the FIR Forms ,which may be duly filled in and handed over to them. The complaint will then be forwarded to the Police Station for necessary action. You need not break your Journey to lodge a complaint with the police .you can also approach the RPF Assistance Posts at major railway stations, for any assistance in lodging the complaint.
Where value of the luggage booked has not been declared beforehand by the consignor and the prescribing percentage charge not paid the monetary liability of the railways has been limited to Rs. 100/- per Kg. However, where the consignor has declared the value of the consignment and has also paid percentage charges, he will be entitled to get the claimed amount which will not exceed the value of the luggage so declared at the time of booking . The procedure of payment of percentage charge can be enquired from the luggage booking office.
A prescribed FIR Form in English, Hindi and regional Language is available in the Timetable or with 'TTEs/Guards or GRP escort. After filling it up, the form may be handed over to one of the official viz., TTE, Guard or GRP escort for registration of the report at the next police station.
All at the above services and commitments will be honored without the citizens' having to pay any bribe
Under section 77-A of the Indian Railway Act, the liability of Railways as carriers of animals is limited as specified below, unless the sender elects to pay the percentage charge on value as shown in the Rule 1301: Per Head Elephants Rs.1500/- Horses Rs.750/- Mules, Camels or Horned Cattle Rs.200/- Donkeys, sheep, goats, dogs and other animals or birds Rs.30/-
The sender or his authorized agent is required to declare the value of each animal on the Forwarding Note when the value of an animal exceeds the amount specified above.The sender or his authorized agent must also record in the Forwarding Note whether he engages to pay the notified percentage charge on value. Should he elect no to pay the notified percentage value on value, the animal will be accepted for carriage under the terms and conditions of Section 77-A of Indian Railway Act.
The Railway will not be liable for the loss, destruction or damage arising from freight or restiveness of the animal or from overloading of vehicle or wagon by the consigner or his agent or delay not caused by the negligence or misconduct of their servants, irrespective of whether the sender has engaged to pay the percentage charge on value or not.
Railway will not be responsible for the loss, destruction, damage, deterioration or non_delivery of animals after the termination of transit as defined in Rule 153.
Dogs when carried in the break-van and/or A.C.C. and first class passenger compartments will be charged for at Scale 'L'(luggage Rates)on the basis of weights indicated below, subject to a minimum charge of Rs.10/- per dog, charges being Prepaid: When carried in break_van (Dog-Box) 30 Kgs When carried in passengers compartments 60 Kgs "Seeing Eye" dog traveling with a blind person in the compartment (First class) will, however, be charged the same tariff as for dogs carried in brake_van. The dogs must be provided with Collars and Chains. Owners should make their own arrangements for food and water for the dog during the journey. Dogs detected unbooked will be charged at six times the Luggage Scale Rate subject to a minimum of Rs.50/-
A passenger traveling in First Air condition class or first class may take a dog into the compartment only with the concurrence of fellow passengers on payment of charges vide Clause(1) above. The charges are to be prepaid. If fellow passengers subsequently object to the dog remainig in the compartment, it will be removed to the Guard's van, no refund being given. Dogs detected unbooked with the passenger in IA and Ist class compartments will be charged six times the Luggage scale Rate subject to a minimum of Rs.50/-. A lady travelling alone with children under 12 years of age in a first class compartment may take with her in the compartment one dog on payment of charges at the Dog Box Rates,subject to a minimum of Rs.10/-provided that if another lady enters the compartment, the dog can only be allowed to remain in the compartment with her consent. Any dog detected unbooked will be charged at double the dog-box rate for the distance up to the point of detection and at the dog-box rate for the distance beyond the total charge be
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