The Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL) will run special trains between Bandra and Udupi to clear extra rush of passengers during Holi festival in co-ordination with Western Railway, according to a press release issued by KRCL Deputy General Manager Girish R Karandikar.
The Train No 09011 Bandra - Udupi AC Special on Special Fare will depart from Bandra at 23:55 hrs on March 8 and will arrive at Udupi at 18:00 hrs on the next day.
Train No 09012 Udupi - Bandra AC Special on Special Fare will depart from Udupi at 19:00 hrs on
Better get down at Pnvl and take fast locals.
Exactly. No use of origin being BDTS I see.
Instead of BDTS round about, better start from Pune via Kjt-Pnvl.
I dont think so that will be possible till Udupi has pit lanes and other infrastructure. I feel KR has to take initiation in doing this mainly in Udupi if they have space or else somewhere nearby where they arrange pit lanes and parking lanes. Then they can start. The biggest hurdle will be that SWR does not have any slot on the ghat section correctly. Once doubling is done then they will additional slots for running trains in this line.
New trains have been introduced because of the minister's persuasion. We still don't know what kind of compromises they had to do to introduce the new trains without any change in the infrastructure on the ghat section.
I guess only trains proposed by the minister will have the RB's approval. Other proposals will likely see the same 'ghat restrictions' hurdle.
MANGALURU: Public pressure prevailed on South Western Railway with Hubballi headquartered zonal railway on Tuesday announcing introduction of new train – 06587/88 Yesvantpur-Vasco da Gama-Yesvantpur daily special train on special fare via Subrahmanya Road, Padil, Surathkal and Karwar. This train has become a reality 13 years after passenger train services between state capital and the coast via Sakleshpur-Subrahmanya Road Ghat section, resumed.The announcement comes close on heels of proposal by SWR to bifurcate existing combined train – Bengaluru-Kannur/Karwar overnight express, which expectedly ran in to rough weather from people from the coast. While locals are not prepared to part with services of combined train, those in rest of the coast dd not want its bifurcation for it did not reduce journey hours. A meeting at Railway Board in New Delhi last week failed to break this impasse.On the contrary, meeting that representatives of coastal passengers' associations attended at Hubballi on Monday
The amalgamation bifurcation of trains (Kannur/Karwar) can be avoided. One daily train running with 4 different numbers in two routes with different TT on different days!!???!!. After reaching MAQ the train occupies PF for hours for nothing.
I have a suggestion:
Split the combined train to 2 trains. Let SR operate Kannur portion via Kunigal, MAQ and let SWR operate Karwar portion via Mysore, MAQ. There should not be PF problem at MAQ as these trains are running already with PF availablity.
It takes 3 minutes from Padil to MAJN, 30 minutes for loco reversal, refueling, crew change, and another 3 minutes for MAJN-Padil towards Thokur. This 2 hours thing is an eye wash. Now this train will face horrendous delays if the lines at Padil are occupied by freights(which they are most of the time).
Though it takes 45 minutes for entry and exit from MAJN, SR PGT will not give any preference for the train. When a new daily train is going to run, all freight train movements can be planned accordingly. Atleast let one proper faster train from coast to capital.
Padil bypass's primary purpose is to serve freights from SWR-KR. This train won't be prioritized on this freight line.
KR can be given the stretch from Thokur to subrahmanya road. Then one can see the difference. Without any major cities, KR cannot survive. Dependence on CR and SWR create problems. Thereby SR PGT problems can be circumvented.