Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 5 (ANI): The Central Railway said on Sunday that 12 trains have been cancelled, six short terminated, two partially cancelled, and one each diverted and rescheduled due to heavy rainfall, waterlogging, and boulder fall between Apta-Jite section.Following is the full list of trains cancelled/short terminated/diverted/rescheduled due to rain-related incidents. TRAINS CANCELLED1. Train No. 12134 Mangaluru Jn. - Mumbai CSMT Express dated 04/08/20192. Train No. 10112 Madgaon Jn. - Mumbai CSMT Konkankanya Express dated 04/08/20193. Train No. 11004 Sawantwadi Road - Dadar Tutari Express dated 04/08/20194. Train No. 50107 Sawantwadi Road - Madgaon Jn. Passenger dated 04/08/20195. Train No. 10103 Mumbai CSMT- Madgaon Mandovi Express JCO 04/08/20196. Train No. 12133 Mumbai CSMT - Mangaluru Jn. Express dated 04/08/20197. Train... more...
No. 10111 Mumbai CSMT - Madgaon Konkankanya Express dated 04/08/20198. Train No. 16345 Lokmanya Tilak (T) - Thiruvananthapuram Central Netravati Express dated 04/08/20199. Train No. 12619 Lokmanya Tilak (T)- Mangaluru Central Matsyagandha Express dated 04/08/201910. Train No. 12224 Emakulam - Lokmanya Tilak (T) AC Duranto Express dated 04/08/201911. Train No. 22114 Kochuveli - Lokmanya Tilak (T) Express dated 05/08/201912. Train No 50104 Ratnagiri - Dadar Passenger dated 05/08/2019 TRAIN DIVERTED1. Train No. 12742 Patna -Vasco Express dated 03/08/2019 is diverted via Manmad - Daud - Pune - Miraj - Londa route to Vasco - Da - Gama station. TRAINS SHORT TERMINATED:1. Train No. 19260 Bhavnagar - Kochuveli Express dated 04/08/2019 is short terminated on Western Railway.2. Train No 10104 Madgaon Jn. - Mumbai CSMT Mandovi Express dated 04/08/2019 is short terminated at Ratnagiri station.3. Train No. 22120 Karmali - Mumbai CSMT Tejas Express dated 04/08/2019 is short terminated at Nandgaon Road station.4. Train No. 11100 Madgaon Jn.- Lokmanya Tilak (T) AC Double Decker Express dated 04/08/2019 is short terminated at Sindhudurg station.5. Train No 12052 Madgaon - Dadar Janshatabdi Express dated 04/08/2019 is short terminated at Kudal station.6. Train No. 12620 Mangaluru Central - Lokmanya Tilak (T) Matsyagandha Express dated 04/08/2019 is short terminated at Kudal station.TRAINS PARTIALLY CANCELLED1. Train No. 12202 Kochuveli - Lokmanya Tilak (T) Garb Rath Express dated 04/08/2019 is partially cancelled between Kannur to Lokmanya Tilak (T).2. Train No. 16346 Thiruvananthapuram Central - Lokmanya Tilak (T) Netravati Express dated 04/08/2019 is partially cancelled between Shoranur Jn to Lokmanya Tilak (T).TRAIN RESCHEDULED1. Train No 10215 Madgaon Jn. - Ernakularn Express dated 04/08/2019 scheduled to leave ex. Madgaon Jn. at 21.00 hrs is rescheduled to leave ex. Madgaon Jn. 04.00hrs of 05/08/2019. (ANI)
Passenger safety and comfort is one of the major concerns of Konkan Railway. As an initiative to improve passenger safety and comfort, Konkan Railway has taken a major step by replacing the existing ICF design rakes of Train No.10104 / 10103 Madgaon Jn. - Mumbai CSMT - Madgaon Jn. “Mandovi” Express and Train No. 10112 / 10111 Madgaon Jn. - Mumbai CSMT - Madgaon Jn. “Konkankanya” Express by modern LHB design coaches. The LHB coaches have been designed for improved passenger safety. These aesthetically designed LHB coaches are made up of stainless steel and the interiors are made of aluminium which make them lighter when compared to the conventional rakes. The LHB coaches are longer than the old coaches, thereby increasing the seating capacity .They are equipped with FIAT bogie, which require less intensive maintenance. Each coach also has an "Advanced Pneumatic Disc Brake System" for efficient braking at higher speeds, "Modular... more...
Interiors" that integrate lighting into the ceiling and luggage racks and wider windows. The LED lighting used in LHB coaches are energy efficient . The Hydraulic shock absorber and improved suspension system of LHB coaches ensures greater riding comfort for the passengers compared to conventional rakes. The air conditioning system of the LHB coaches is superior compared to the older rakes and is controlled by a microprocessor which gives passengers better comfort during summer and winter seasons. They are provided with Centre Buffer Coupling (CBC), which ensure greater safety . The introduction of the LHB coaches will be an add - on to the existing amenities provided by Konkan Railway to its passengers. The revised composition of Trains is as follows: 1. Trains running on Temporary basis from 10th June 2019 to 31st August 2019 2. Trains running on Permanent Basis from 1st September 2019 This is for the information of all customers .
म. टा. प्रतिनिधी, मुंबईमुंबई-पुणे आणि मुंबई-मडगाव मार्गावरील प्रवाशांना लवकरच आरामदायी आणि वेगवान प्रवासाचा अनुभव मिळणार आहे. मुंबई-पुणे मार्गावरील डेक्कन क्वीन आणि इंद्रायणी तसेच मुंबई-मडगाव मार्गावरील कोकणकन्या आणि मांडवी एक्स्प्रेसला एलएचबी डबे जोडण्याचा निर्णय मध्य रेल्वेने घेतला आहे. यामुळे या एक्स्प्रेसना ताशी १३० किमी वेगाने धावण्याची क्षमता प्राप्त होणार आहे.छत्रपती शिवाजी महाराज टर्मिनस ते मडगाव मार्गावर धावणाऱ्या कोकणकन्या आणि मांडवी एक्स्प्रेसला लिकें हाँफमन बुश (एलएचबी) प्रकारातील डबे जोडण्यात येणार आहे. ट्रेन क्रमांक १०१११/१०११२ मुंबई-मडगाव कोकणकन्या आणि ट्रेन क्र. १०१०३/१०१०४ मुंबई-मडगाव मांडवी एक्स्प्रेस या १० जून ते ३१ ऑगस्ट या कालावधीत नवीन एलएचबी डब्यांसह धावणार आहेत. या एक्स्प्रेस २२ डब्यांच्या असणार असून यात ४ जनरल डबे आणि ९ स्लीपर डब्यांचा समावेश आहे. १ सप्टेंबरपासून या दोन्ही एक्स्प्रेस कायमस्वरूपी एलएचबी डब्ब्यासह धावणार आहेत, अशी माहिती मध्य रेल्वेचे मुख्यजनसंपर्क अधिकारी सुनील उदासी यांनी दिली.मुंबई-पुणे मार्गावर धावणाऱ्या डेक्कन क्वीन आणि इंद्रायणी एक्स्प्रेसच्या डब्यांच्या जागी अपघातरोधक डबे (एलएचबी) बसविण्याला रेल्वे मंडळाची मंजुरी मिळालेली आहे. एलएचबी डब्यांमुळे या... more...
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CONSUMER ISSUES Consumer Interest The Rajdhanis Create Delusion of Quality Service, Food Veeresh Malik 18 March 2019 2 First of all, my favourite train between Goa and Delhi is the Sampark Kranti Express, the 12449/12450. However, as it has now been extended to start from and terminate at Chandigarh, the algorithms for reservations especially in First AC are skewed to favour passengers boarding at Chandigarh, which in turn keeps the waiting list pending till 4 hours before the departure of the train from Chandigarh. Get Moneylife's Top Stories by Email email@example.com SUBSCRIBE
This is a game with all trains in India, the four hour window when all "quotas" are released, but it is worse in 1AC because allotment of lower berths is kept pending for these "quotas", which are the bane of our passenger reservation system.
In addition, the 12449/12450 also operates only twice a week, which did not fit in with our travel plans this time. So perforce we booked ourselves on the costlier Trivandrum Rajdhani, the 12432, which appears to have not so good reviews online for catering and other services. One reason for this is that the same catering and support crew work non-stop on this train for a journey that is over 3000 kilometres and almost 48 hours long. The other big reason is that this train appears to be over-staffed, with the usual passing the buck going on, and the NO FOOD option available on many other trains is not available here.
Why, for example, the catering staff cannot distribute and collect bedrolls is a valid question. But simple solutions fall afoul of an assortment of vertical silos and horizontal frictions with Indian Railways.
Into all this, then, is lobbed our favourite, IRCTC, Indian Railways Catering & Tourism Corporation, who it must be said, do a great job in many other aspects - as long as one doesn't depend on them for catering on the Rajdhani and Shatabdi class of trains. Some sort of weird legacy is at work here. Which in turn makes IRCTC treat passengers who are known as "the public" as captive prisoners. But I get ahead of my story.
We reached Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station with about 30 minutes to spare for departure time and for a change there was no big traffic mess at the entry.
There was, as usual, the old parking scam at this railway station of trying to force cars and cabs into the parking lot, to exit from which one has to shell out Rs50.
Once we got around that, we disembarked at our favourite spot, near the Platform 1 entry from where the un-sign posted elevator can be reached.
Why are elevators not sign-posted at many railway stations? So that you look at the formidable steps and seek assistance for which there is a substantial fee. To be fair, the railway station area was very clean, though our platform number 4 and 5 was under repairs with all sorts of construction material lying around, obviously not barricaded or sign posted.
What really intrigued me was the substantial fee demanded this time from me -- a mind-boggling Rs850. For one mid-sized suitcase and two trolleys. I once again blame my brightly coloured socks for this, they were bright pink this time, and so we happily rolled our bags to the coach ourselves. Till the asking rate dropped down to a more reasonable Rs200 to our coach.
First AC on the Trivandrum Rajdhani is at the tail of the train when leaving North India. We departed dot on time at 10.55. And then picked up speed. And that's when the coupler fun started. I've encountered the sharp retort type LHB coupler issue many times on Indian Railways, but this was a totally different ball game, with both frequency and amplitude suggesting something totally amiss. The Nizamuddin to Kota non-stop section is a high speed one demanding an average speed of 104 kmph so the train is often travelling at maximum speeds approaching 115-120kmph, and that's when the jerks really make life uncomfortable. It became better on the slower Kota to Vadodara section with an average speed of 77 kmph, and with diesels on the much slower Vadodara to Madgaon section, the coupler jerks were almost absent - which could also have to do with the visible lack of maintenance on this rake.
Primary maintenance of most Rajdhani Express rakes is done in and around Delhi, and vests with Northern Railway, which appears to be over-worked. The Trivandrum Rajdhani has a rake sharing arrangement with the Secunderabad, Madgaon and Chennai Rajdhanis, and as a result, unlike the dedicated rakes for Mumbai and Kolkata, appears to be nobody's baby. The Mumbai Rajdhani rakes, for example, operate only between Mumbai and Delhi, and primary maintenance is carried out in Mumbai, so there is obviously a lot of accountability.
Luckily we carry a small cleaning kit with us when travelling, so cleaned the tables, berths, windows, crockery and cutlery provided on our own. The very good part for us was that we had four berths to ourselves all through - even though the train reservation had shown waiting list for over a month. And food on this train is not optional.
Which brings me to the worst part of the otherwise brilliant journey. From the time-table part, this train to the west coast of India from North India is ideal, though it could incorporate a few more stops en route in the catchment areas. But for the rest, the catering crew onboard this train, who also form the largest and therefore dominant contingent on board, appear to have nil willingness to adhere to any forms of hygiene, sanitation, or safety.
You know what happens when one contingent is 20+ strong, and the rest are in 1s or 2s? Nobody takes on the fairly militant catering crew on these trains, least of all the variety of superintendents or managers onboard, and that's a simple fact. They run the train and everybody else keeps quiet. This extends to the way they treat passengers too. Aggression towards meek passengers is part of the course.
In this day and age, I video record such episodes and send it to safe accounts at home, and let them know I am doing this. Not meek.
I spotted -
# fire extinguishers removed from their securing points so that food trays could be stacked there.
# about 50% of the doors of the train blocked by food trays and garbage.
# used crockery and cutlery being washed in toilets and then dry-wiped with one cloth throughout the journey.
# plastic and other waste being collected and then vanishing in the middle of the night, probably thrown trackside.
# the less said about the excessive oil used in the all dishes, the better. All food tastes the same.
# attitude. Instead of trying to resolve matters, the two catering managers onboard just appear to give up.
# the less said about the conditions in the pantry car the better. I'm not expecting ship galley perfection but something should be clean?
We resolved the expected food issues by carrying our own, though our ticket price included about Rs500 charged for three meals and two teas over a 26-hour journey, menu for which is also getting repetitive and not representative of anything except the lowest bid. In addition, using the same IRCTC's online service, we ordered a brunch for ourselves at Ratnagiri station on day 2 from a co-op outlet, paid for it online whilst the train was rolling, and received some excellent kolim + 3 jawar bhakris and sambar + 3 idlis with a delicious curd based chutney representative of the best of Maharashtrian Konkan cuisine. For all of Rs118 delivered to us - the delivery person almost missed the train and ran to hand it to the guard from whose coach I then collected it.
Thing is, not that Indian Railways cannot deliver good healthy food to passengers. Food on some trains is legendary, brilliant.
Thing is, that the attitude towards passengers especially of Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains where "NO FOOD" is not an option is that we are "the public" ( as in "public toilet") as different from "the Quota VVIPs/VIPs" (as in HO Quota etc). It took a few tweets for the size of the boiled eggs to become massive and decent crockery cutlery to arrive, while veg breakfast on offer changed from the usual triple fried cutlets to the brilliant upma-sheera transferred from the preceding 10111 Konkan Kanya. (yes, I recognise the taste of the upma sheera from Ahuja Caterers on the 10111/10112 cum 10103/10104, and have my own sources too.)
All Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express and similar trains need to become NO FOOD optional trains as soon as possible. Delivery of hot freshly cooked meals onboard is very convenient and brings in a much needed healthier option that the tray of lowest bids served from the pantry/kitchen car. And most of all, the attitude of the catering staff onboard, whether contractual or employed, will change. NO FOOD, from what I am told, is up to 30% on some trains and rising.
मुंबई : कोकण रेल्वे मार्गावर चालविण्यात येणाऱ्या जनशताब्दी एक्स्प्रेसप्रमाणेच डेक्कन, पंचवटी, कोकण कन्या आणि मांडवी एक्स्प्रेसला विस्टाडोम कोच बसविण्यात येणार आहेत. त्यामुळे प्रवाशांना प्रवास करताना निसर्गाचे दर्शन घडेल. विस्टाडोम कोचमुळे प्रवाशांना रोप-वेमधून फिरल्याचा अनुभव येणार आहे.विस्टाडोम कोचमध्ये चारही बाजूने पारदर्शक काचा असलेल्या मोठ्या खिडक्या आणि छत बसविण्यात येते. त्यामुळे आजूबाजूचा परिसर पाहता येतो. मुंबई ते मडगाव धावणाºया कोकण कन्या आणि मांडवी एक्स्प्रेसला विस्टाडोम कोच बसविण्यात येतील. त्यामुळे कोकणातील हिरवळीचा अनुभव प्रवाशांना घेता येईल. यासह मुंबई ते पुणे जाणाºया डेक्कन एक्स्प्रेसमधून सह्याद्रीच्या रांगेचे दर्शन घडेल. मुंबई ते नाशिक पंचवटी एक्स्प्रेसलाही विस्टाडोम कोच बसविण्यात येणार असल्याने प्रवास आल्हादायक होईल.काचेच्या मोठ्या खिडक्या, पारदर्शक छत, आकर्षक रंग, नावीन्यपूर्ण अंतर्गत सजावट, आरामदायी आसन व्यवस्था, सर्व डब्यांमध्ये जैव तंत्रज्ञानयुक्त स्वच्छतागृहे, सध्याच्या तुलनेत डब्यांमध्ये दोन मीटर अधिक लांब जागा अशा सुविधा प्रवाशांना मिळतील. शिवाय दरवाजे अधिक रुंद तर डबे वजनाने हलके असल्याने रुळावरून जाताना गाडीचा घसाराही कमी होईल. अद्ययावत ब्रेक सिस्टीमही या एक्स्प्रेसमध्ये असल्याची माहिती सूत्रांनी दिली.>सेल्फीसाठी विशेष... more...
व्यवस्थाविस्टाडोम कोचमध्ये एकूण ४० आसने असून, ही आसने ३६० अंशात फिरतात, तसेच कोचच्या शेवटी मोकळी जागा ठेवून प्रवाशांना फोटो आणि सेल्फी काढण्यासाठी विशेष व्यवस्था करून देण्यात आलेली आहे. चेन्नईतील इंटिग्रल कोच फॅक्टरीमध्ये विस्टाडोम कोच बनविण्यात येत आहेत. हे कोच वातानुकूलित असल्याने याचे भाडे अधिक असल्याचे रेल्वे प्रशासनाकडून सांगण्यात आले.रेल्वेमंत्री पीयूष गोयल यांनी यासंदर्भात टिष्ट्वट केले आहे. कालका-शिमला, मुंबई-गोवा आणि विजाग-अराकू घाट मार्गावर स्वच्छ आणि आधुनिक विस्टाडोम कोच गाड्या सुरू केल्याने नैसर्गिक सौंदर्य पाहता येत आहे, असे त्यांनी टिष्ट्वटमध्ये म्हटले आहे.
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