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Aug 07 (19:41) Trains will run at speed of 160 kmph on Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Howrah routes: Centre (zeenews.india.com)
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As part of Mission Raftaar, Indian Railways is working in mission mode to improve the average speed of trains across the network. Increasing the speed will ensure upto 60 per cent increase in the average speed of passenger trains and the doubling of an average speed of freight traffic.
Government has given its approval for increasing the speed of the Delhi-Mumbai route and the Delhi-Howrah routes, both including Kanpur-Lucknow, to 160 Kmph by 2022-23 at a total cost of Rs 6,806 crore and Rs 6,685 crore respectively. This will ensure improved speed, service, safety and create capacity.
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part of Mission Raftaar, Indian Railways is working in mission mode to improve the average speed of trains across the network. Increasing the speed will ensure upto 60 per cent increase in the average speed of passenger trains and the doubling of an average speed of freight traffic.
The 1,483 km long Delhi-Mumbai Route passes through seven states--Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra. The travel time between New Delhi and Mumbai will be reduced by 3.5 hours, now making it a fully overnight journey. Increasing the maximum speed of the Delhi-Mumbai route will also give further impetus to semi-high speed trains.
On the other hand, the 1,525 Kms long Delhi-Howrah Route passes through five states--Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal. The travel time between New Delhi and Howrah will be reduced by 5 hours, making it an overnight journey. Increasing the maximum speed of the Delhi-Howrah route will also give further impetus to semi-high speed trains like the Vande Bharat Express.
This will allow such trains to unlock their full potential and travel at a speed of 160 Kmph, to ensure passengers have best in class speed and service. In addition, it has been found that the safer LHB coaches too can be made fit for this speed.
The scope of the project includes fencing, Automatic Train Protection System (ETCS 2/TPWS), Mobile Train Radio Communication, and automated and mechanised diagnostic systems, which will considerably enhance safety and reliability. Besides the above main inputs, the policy also requires removal of all level crossings which are being eliminated otherwise under a separate plan head.
The entire project has been structured on a new approach of route wise single composite work with single agency execution, and complete funding through  Extra Budgetary Resources - Institutional Finance (ERB-IF). With improved funding, better coordination, economies of scale, and induction of state of the art technology, the project will be completed in 4 years from the date of approval.  Furthermore, work along the line will be planned with minimum disruption of traffic, ensuring passengers and businesses are least affected during the construction phase.
The project will help boost employment during the construction phase with more than 3.6 crore mandays to be generated directly. It will also help kick start an economic multiplier that will give a boost to growth in all states. The project will also lead to an increase in throughput on the route by 30-35%, paving the way for PPP models in the future.
As a part of Mission Raftaar, Government has also granted similar approval for the Delhi-Mumbai route, which together with the Delhi-Howrah route account for 29% of passenger traffic and 20% of freight traffic. Railways is also working to cover the complete Golden Quadrilateral and Diagonals of Indian Railways, which consist of 16% of the total Indian Railways Network, but account for 52% of total passenger traffic and 58% of total freight traffic.

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Saurabh®^~   16449 blog posts   166 correct pred (70% accurate)
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talking about mission raftaar and taag slow down...first cited in suresh prabhu budget 4 years back...

  
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Aug 08 (10:36)
kkjha444   14 blog posts
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12557 is the perfect example of trains which arrived late consistently in the past but now arrive their destination on time every day

  
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AlphaX   48 blog posts   65 correct pred (68% accurate)
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You still don't understand, talking is different and sanctioning the project is different. That was the talk, this is the walk.

  
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Aug 08 (12:34)
siddharthrma~   624 blog posts   250 correct pred (82% accurate)
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Same thing with 12988 and 12941-2

  
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Aug 08 (14:04)
Saurabh®^~   16449 blog posts   166 correct pred (70% accurate)
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...and how will you justify the slow down of legendary train in prominent trains...does it also takes four years to decide which train to slow down..?
  
Jun 30 (11:46) कल से बदल जाएगा राजधानी समेत कई ट्रेनों का समय, जानिए कौन सी गाड़ी कितने बजे आएगी (www.jagran.com)
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Trains:  Allahabad - Jaipur SF Express/12403   Parasnath SF Express/12942   Utsarg Express/18192   Kanpur Central - Pratapgarh InterCity Express/14124   Howrah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Gaya)/12301   Howrah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Patna)/12305   Rajendra Nagar Terminal - New Delhi Rajdhani Express/12309   Sealdah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express/12313   New Delhi - Sealdah Rajdhani Express/12314   Dibrugarh Town - New Delhi Rajdhani Express/12423   New Delhi - Dibrugarh Town Rajdhani Express/12424   Ranchi - New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Bokaro Steel City)/20839   New Delhi - Ranchi Rajdhani Express (Via Bokaro Steel City)/20840   Haldia - Anand Vihar Terminal SF Express/12443   Ranchi - New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Daltonganj)/12453   Shiv Ganga Express/12559   Odisha Sampark Kranti Express/12819   Kanpur Central - Jammu Tawi (Barfaani) SF Express/12469   Jammu Tawi - Kanpur Central (Barfaani) SF Express/12470   Gandhidham - Bhagalpur Special Fare Summer Special/09451   Bhagalpur - Gandhidham Special Fare Summer Special/09452   Allahabad - Anand Vihar Terminal Superfast Special/04117   Anand Vihar Terminal - Allahabad Superfast Special/04118   Bhubaneswar - New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Tatanagar)/22823   Kolkata - Agra Cantt. Weekly SF Express/12319   Bhubaneswar - Anand Vihar Terminal Weekly SF Express/22805   Mumbai Central - Lucknow Jn Special Fare Special/09013   Lucknow Jn - Mumbai Central Special Fare Special/09014   Manduadih - New Delhi SF Express/12581   Santragachi - Anand Vihar Terminal Superfast Express/22857   Bhubaneswar - New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Sambalpur City)/20817  
कानपुर, जेएनएन। रेलवे प्रशासन ने एक जुलाई से राजधानी एक्सप्रेस समेत कई ट्रेनों के समय में बदलाव किया है। कानपुर से प्रतापगढ़ जाने वाली 14124 इंटरसिटी एक्सप्रेस शाम 5.35 बजे के बजाय अब शाम 5.10 बजे कानपुर सेंट्रल स्टेशन से रवाना होगी ।
उत्तर मध्य रेलवे के जनसंपर्क अधिकारी के मुताबिक ट्रेन संख्या 12469 कानपुर से जम्मूतवी जाने वाली ट्रेन शाम 5.20 बजे की जगह दोपहर 1.50 बजे छूटेगी। इसी तरह जम्मूतवी से कानपुर आने वाली 12470 ट्रेन दोपहर 2.52 बजे के बजाय दोपहर 12.20 बजे ही आ जाएगी। राजधानी ट्रेनों में 12301 हावड़ा नई दिल्ली एवं 12305 कोलकाता राजधानी एक्सप्रेस अपने बदले समय सुबह 4.47 बजे आएगी और 4.52 बजे जाएगी । इसी तरह 12423 डिब्रूगढ़ नई दिल्ली सुबह 4.57 बजे
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आएगी और 5.02 बजे छूटेगी। 12309 राजेंद्र नगर नई दिल्ली रात 2.15 बजे आएगी और 2.20 बजे जाएगी।
12453 रांची राजधानी सुबह 5.42 बजे आएगी और 5.47 बजे जाएगी। 12313 सियालदह सुबह 5.07 बजे आएगी और 5.12 बजे जाएगी। 122811 भुवनेश्वर, 22823 भुवनेश्वर, 20817 भुवनेश्वर सुबह 5.17 बजे आएगी और 5.22 बजे जाएगी। 20839 रांची राजधानी सुबह 5.42 बजे आएगी और 5.47 जाएगी। 20840 नई दिल्ली रांची राजधानी रात 8.52 बजे आएगी और 8.57 बजे जाएगी। 12424 डिब्रूगढ़ राजधानी रात 9.02 बजे आएगी और 9.07 बजे छूटेगी, 12314 दिल्ली सियालदह एक्सप्रेस रात 9.12 बजे आएगी और 9.17 बजे छूटेगी।
ऐसे ही 12403 इलाहाबाद एक्सप्रेस रात 1.30 बजे आएगी और 1.40 बजे जाएगी। 12559 मंडुवाडीह एक्सप्रेस रात 1.05 बजे आएगी और 1.13 बजे छूटेगी ।
12443, 22857, 12319 आनंद विहार एक्सप्रेस रात 3.55 बजे आएगी और 4 बजे जाएगी। 12819 एवं 22805 भुवनेश्वर आनंद विहार दोपहर 1.45 बजे आएगी और 1.55 बजे छूटेगी। 18192 फर्रुखाबाद-छपरा शाम 4.37 बजे आएगी और 4.50 बजे जाएगी। 12581 मरुआडीह नई दिल्ली एक्सप्रेस सुबह 4.10 बजे आएगी और 4.15 बजे जाएगी। 12942 असोम भुवनेश्वर एक्सप्रेस सुबह 8.15 बजे आएगी और 8.25 बजे जाएगी । इसी तरह कई अन्य ट्रेनों के भी समय बदले हैं।
कानपुर को मिलीं तीन और समर स्पेशल ट्रेन
रेलवे ने कानपुर से होकर चलने वाली तीन नई ट्रेनों की सौगात दी है। इन ट्रेनों का संचालन गांधीधाम से भागलपुर, मुंबई से लखनऊ और इलाहाबाद से आनंद विहार रुट पर होगा। सभी ट्रेनें साप्ताहिक हैं। अगर इन रूट पर आपको जाना है और रिजर्वेशन नहीं मिला है तो इन टे्रनों में जगह तलाशी जा सकती है।
समर स्पेशल 1
ट्रेन संख्या : 04117/04118
कहां से कहां तक: इलाहाबाद-आनंद विहार-इलाहाबाद
दिन: इलाहाबाद से 5 जुलाई, आनंद विहार से 6 जुलाई
कोचों की संख्या: सामान्य श्रेणी के चार, स्लीपर के सात, थर्ड एसी के पांच व सेकेंड एसी के दो।
कानपुर आगमन: इलाहाबाद से रात 11 बजे व आनंद विहार से दोपहर 2.40 बजे।
समर स्पेशल 2
ट्रेन संख्या: 09013/09014
कहां से कहां तक: मुंबई सेंट्रल-लखनऊ-मुंबई सेंट्रल
दिन: मुंबई से 4 जुलाई से 25 जुलाई के बीच हर गुरुवार, लखनऊ से 5 जुलाई से 26 जुलाई के बीच हर शुक्रवार
कोचों की संख्या: समान्य श्रेणी के दो, स्लीपर के तीन, थर्ड एसी के छह व सेकेंड एसी के दो।
कानपुर आगमन: मुंबई से चलकर दूसरे दिन यानी शुक्रवार को शाम 6.55 बजे और लखनऊ से चलकर शनिवार की रात 12.15 बजे।
समर स्पेशल 3
ट्रेन संख्या: 09451/09452
कहां से कहां तक: गांधीधाम-भागलपुर-गांधीधाम
दिन: गांधीधाम से 5 जुलाई से 16 अगस्त के बीच हर शुक्रवार, भागलपुर से 8 जुलाई से 19 अगस्त के बीच हर सोमवार।
कोचों की संख्या: समान्य श्रेणी के चार, स्लीपर के दस, थर्ड एसी के तीन व सेकेंड एसी का एक।
कानपुर आगमन: गांधीधाम से चलकर दूसरे दिन यानी शनिवार को रात 11.25 बजे और भागलपुर से चलकर मंगलवार को रात 1.40 बजे।
  
Jun 24 (12:28) Railways plans to run Delhi-Mumbai, Delhi-Howrah trains at 160 kmph (www.livemint.com)
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Jun 24 2019 (12:28)
Station Tag: Dhanbad Junction/DHN added by S K Jain*^~/7858

Jun 24 2019 (12:28)
Station Tag: Kanpur Central/CNB added by S K Jain*^~/7858

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Station Tag: Nagda Junction/NAD added by S K Jain*^~/7858

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Station Tag: Kota Junction/KOTA added by S K Jain*^~/7858

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Station Tag: Sawai Madhopur Junction/SWM added by S K Jain*^~/7858

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Station Tag: Ratlam Junction/RTM added by S K Jain*^~/7858

Jun 24 2019 (12:28)
Station Tag: Surat/ST added by S K Jain*^~/7858

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Station Tag: Vadodara Junction/BRC added by S K Jain*^~/7858

Jun 24 2019 (12:28)
Station Tag: Sealdah/SDAH added by S K Jain*^~/7858

Jun 24 2019 (12:28)
Station Tag: Howrah Junction/HWH added by S K Jain*^~/7858

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Station Tag: Borivali/BVI added by S K Jain*^~/7858

Jun 24 2019 (12:28)
Station Tag: Mumbai Central/BCT added by S K Jain*^~/7858

Jun 24 2019 (12:28)
Station Tag: New Delhi/NDLS added by S K Jain*^~/7858

Jun 24 2019 (12:28)
Train Tag: Sealdah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express/12313 added by S K Jain*^~/7858

Jun 24 2019 (12:28)
Train Tag: Howrah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Gaya)/12301 added by S K Jain*^~/7858

Jun 24 2019 (12:28)
Train Tag: Howrah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Patna)/12305 added by S K Jain*^~/7858

Jun 24 2019 (12:28)
Train Tag: New Delhi - Howrah Rajdhani Express ( Via Patna )/12306 added by S K Jain*^~/7858

Jun 24 2019 (12:28)
Train Tag: New Delhi - Howrah Rajdhani Express (Via Gaya)/12302 added by S K Jain*^~/7858

Jun 24 2019 (12:28)
Train Tag: New Delhi - Sealdah Rajdhani Express/12314 added by S K Jain*^~/7858

Jun 24 2019 (12:28)
Train Tag: August Kranti Rajdhani Express/12954 added by S K Jain*^~/7858

Jun 24 2019 (12:28)
Train Tag: August Kranti Rajdhani Express/12953 added by S K Jain*^~/7858

Jun 24 2019 (12:28)
Train Tag: New Delhi - Mumbai Central Rajdhani Express/12952 added by S K Jain*^~/7858

Jun 24 2019 (12:28)
Train Tag: Mumbai Central - New Delhi Rajdhani Express/12951 added by S K Jain*^~/7858
* The Indian Railways plan to increase the speed of trains in Delhi-Mumbai, Delhi-Howrah routes to 160 kmph from 130 kmph
* Under a new plan, the Railways may consider giving premium trains including Rajdhanis and Shatabdis to private players
  
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Station Tag: New Delhi/NDLS added by Howrah Rajdhani turns 50 😘😘^~/1777975

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Station Tag: Niwari/NEW added by Howrah Rajdhani turns 50 😘😘^~/1777975

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Station Tag: Howrah Junction/HWH added by Howrah Rajdhani turns 50 😘😘^~/1777975

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Train Tag: Howrah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Patna)/12305 added by Howrah Rajdhani turns 50 😘😘^~/1777975

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Train Tag: Howrah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Gaya)/12301 added by Howrah Rajdhani turns 50 😘😘^~/1777975
A cup of piping hot soup with two breadsticks and a coin-size packet of Amul butter. As the pantry boy was keeping all the trays on the upper berth, so that he can now give them one by one, I encountered an inalienable truth — Rajdhani rides are all about food. It was 8 pm. We had boarded the train at around 4.30pm. I didn’t stop eating for a moment. Dinner was still to be served.
It was, of course, a long time after Rajdhani Express was born in March 1969. But it was a time when air tickets were exorbitant — not what a middle-class family with no half-ticket member can afford — and so, an overnight Rajdhani ride, where the ticket
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price includes the food price itself, was the prized destination, not just a means.
No one will stop you from eating anything you want. Because everything is included in the fare.
Of course, soup and breadstick
The starter is not an Indian concept. So, I am sure that all first-timers, greeted by a cup of tomato soup and breadsticks, found themselves at their wit’s end. But then, the atmosphere inside Rajdhani, even when there used to be curtains, has always been so receptive that you will soon fall in line. You will know how to take out the breadstick, smear it with butter, and then dip it in the soup — looking forward to the following dinner.
Continental!
The first Rajdhani was between Delhi and Howrah, which makes its Bong connection clear. For a fish-rice-fed, mother-fearing Bengali, someone asking whether you'd have ‘veg’, ‘non-veg’ or ‘Continental’ was a delight, though everyone who has ordered Continental in some point in their life has regretted it, I know. But those experiments never invited scorn from parents because they knew we won’t feel hungry at night.  
Lessons in making tea
Also, it's the place where a new husband tries to make bed tea for the wife and the mother teaches her kids how to make a cup of chai. There are sachets of dairy creamer (nicknamed 'milk powder'), sugar, hot water and a tea bag — learning the ropes of D-I-Y, failing, and smiling at the failure.  
Lingering memories (Not towels)
Again, I don’t know anyone who left a Rajdhani Express without memories lingering in the forms of a sachet of jam, sauce, or some sugar sachets belonging to that innocent tea-making kit. If you dig deep and are lucky, you can find a Frooti Tetrapack as well.
We all scream
Oh! And the ice-cream. The only moment when toddlers stop crying is when that ice-cream cup is served. Interestingly, mothers don’t forbid their kids because everyone knows that the fare includes everything. On umpteen occasions, Rajdhani made the news — for delays, for not washing their blankets, for doing away with the curtains, for astronomical fare hikes (it’s now equal to cheap air tickets that come with asterisk marks).
But what has pained us the most has to do something with its menu. Yet, whatever it is now, a Delhi-Howrah Rajdhani will be never bereft of these three characters: One who will tell stories of how the catering was so better before, the first catering manager used to roam around with chocolates for children, etc., etc. and the ticket price was only Rs 90. Two, who will tell you Sealdah Rajdhani is better than Howrah Rajdhani. Three, who will haggle with the service boys over the tip because everything is included in the fare.
In between all these, some misplace their towels, which are never to be found.
  
Mar 04 (14:26) India’s first Rajdhani Express turns 50, passengers get special treatment (indianexpress.com)
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Station Tag: Howrah Junction/HWH added by King at 50^~/496597

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Train Tag: Howrah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Gaya)/12301 added by King at 50^~/496597

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Train Tag: Howrah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Patna)/12305 added by King at 50^~/496597
The country's first Rajdhani Express, which revolutionised Indian Railways by way of speed and luxury in the 1960s, turned 50 Sunday.
The country's first Rajdhani Express, which revolutionised Indian Railways by way of speed and luxury in the 1960s, turned 50 Sunday as the flower-beddecked train chugged out of Kolkata's Howrah station on its golden jubilee run. (Twitter/@EasternRailway)
An Eastern Railway official told PTI that theKolkata-New Delhi Rajdhani Express embarked on its maidenjourney on March 3, 1969 from Howrah, making it the country'sfirst fully-airconditioned, high-speed train that covered the1,450 km stretch in 17
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hours and 20 minutes. In pic: Eastern Railways fan club members celebrating the golden jubilee of Rajdhani Express. (Twitter/@EasternRailway)
The railway staff on duty in the train wore a badgewith the message of celebration of 50 glorious years of Kolkata Rajdhani Express. (Express archive photo: Nirmal Harindran)
Passengers were treated to some of its old delicacies like fish fry orvegetable cutlets and 'rosogollas' apart from ice cream fordessert during its golden jubilee run Sunday. (Express archive photo: Subham Dutta)
The iconic train went through stages of evolution over the years, the official told PTI, adding that the present KolkataRajdhani Express was upgraded with elegant makeover ofexisting LHB (Linke Hofmann Busch) coaches in 2017. (Express photo: Nirmal Harindran)
Rajdhani was the first train in the country whosefares included charges for meals served. (Express archive photo: Renuka Puri)

  
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