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12952/New Delhi - Mumbai Central Rajdhani Express
نی دیلی مومبئ سےنٹرل راجڈھانی ایکسپریس     नई दिल्ली - मुंबई सेंट्रल राजधानी एक्सप्रेस

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Oct 13 2017 (20:25)  Special Rajdhani Express between Delhi-Mumbai without flexi-fare (
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News Entry# 319937   Blog Entry# 2530839     
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Oct 13 2017 (20:25)
Station Tag: Bandra Terminus/BDTS added by DhnEcr~/591496

Oct 13 2017 (20:25)
Station Tag: Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM added by DhnEcr~/591496

Oct 13 2017 (20:25)
Station Tag: New Delhi/NDLS added by DhnEcr~/591496

Oct 13 2017 (20:25)
Train Tag: New Delhi - Mumbai Central Rajdhani Express/12952 added by DhnEcr~/591496
Posted by: DhnEcr~  47 news posts
The Railways on Friday announced it will introduce a faster Delhi-Mumbai Special Rajdhani Express service thrice in a week without flexi-fare from October 16.
"To fulfill the long overdue demand of passengers and to provide faster and convenient connectivity to passengers between two metros Delhi and Mumbai, Railways is introducing a new Special Rajdhani Express between Delhi and Mumbai from October 16," the Ministry of Railways said in a statement.
The Ministry also said that the train would be introduced on experimental basis for three months to gauge the response of the public
to a concept of flat increase in fares against existing flexi-fare.
Railways said that with the introduction of new Rajdhani Express, the travel time will be reduced from about 15 hours 50 minutes to 13 hours 55 minutes.
The train will stop at Kota, Vadodara and Surat railway stations only.
The railway officials said to increase the maximum speed of the train to 130 kmph, it will be hauled by two WAP5 locomotives of 5,400 horsepower each.
The transporter already runs two Rajdhanis and more than 30 mail or express trains between the two metro cities.
The Rajdhani Express train will comprise of one first AC, two 2AC and twelve 3ACs and one pantry car.
The fares of the new special train would be 20 per cent more than the base fares for existing New Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani without any flexi fare.
The fare for Special Rajdhani in 3rd AC and 2nd AC will be around 19 per cent cheaper than the maximum flexi fare of 3rd AC in Mumbai Rajdhani.
The Special Rajdhani Express will depart from Hazrat Nizamuddin on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 4.15 p.m. and would reach Bandra Terminus at 6.10 a.m next day. It will leave Bandra Terminus on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 4.15 p.m. and reach Hazrat Nizamuddin at 6.10 a.m.
On September 9, 2016, Railways introduced flexi-fare for premier trains - Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi.
Under this, the base fare increases by 10 per cent with every 10 per cent of berths sold, subject to a prescribed limit. There was no change in the existing fare for 1AC and EC class of travel.
But on December 19, Railways started to provide 10 per cent rebate on any seat left vacant after the preparation of the chart.

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Oct 14 2017 (00:44)
Rail Fanning~   2869 blog posts
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Very curious to know as to how will the second loco operate. If at all there will be loco pilots in the second loco, what will there role be ?
Obviously since it will be behind the first loco, the drivers will not be seeing anything in the front as the view will be blocked by the first loco. What would their functions be ?

Oct 14 2017 (00:45)
NCR Worst Division of IR~   6399 blog posts   911 correct pred (71% accurate)
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Can a P-7 & P-5 be mued together??

Oct 14 2017 (00:50)
sudhir   8158 blog posts   3115 correct pred (68% accurate)
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interesting question. i too want to know more about this

Oct 14 2017 (01:00)
12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~   12215 blog posts   3727 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Oct 14 2017 (14:14)
2625A MAQ PGT Link Mangala Express*^~   480 blog posts
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I think it would be like one loco at front & the other at the back for faster acceleration. Let's see.

Oct 14 2017 (14:16)
عمران ©®   4381 blog posts   916 correct pred (63% accurate)
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they aren't bankers

Oct 14 2017 (14:24)
2625A MAQ PGT Link Mangala Express*^~   480 blog posts
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I very well know it's not a banker. But, its my assumption.Let's wait for the inaugural service to confirm.

Oct 14 2017 (14:45)
Manoj Sinha on IRI~   1234 blog posts   1032 correct pred (62% accurate)
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Aap goods train mein toh dekhe hi honge, kaise do wag7 ya do wag 5 aage mein MUed hote hain, using tarah Yeh bhi 2 WAP 5 aage mein MUed honge
Sep 27 2017 (14:24)  Railways' Premium Coaches to Get CCTV Cameras Soon (
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Sep 27 2017 (14:24)
Train Tag: August Kranti Rajdhani Express/12954 added by ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Telangana Express Oops AP Express ⭐ ⭐ ⭐/1366147

Sep 27 2017 (14:24)
Train Tag: August Kranti Rajdhani Express/12953 added by ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Telangana Express Oops AP Express ⭐ ⭐ ⭐/1366147

Sep 27 2017 (14:24)
Train Tag: New Delhi - Mumbai Central Rajdhani Express/12952 added by ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Telangana Express Oops AP Express ⭐ ⭐ ⭐/1366147

Sep 27 2017 (14:24)
Train Tag: Mumbai Central - New Delhi Rajdhani Express/12951 added by ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Telangana Express Oops AP Express ⭐ ⭐ ⭐/1366147
From January onwards, you won’t have to sleep with one eye open while travelling in a train. The Western Railway authorities have decided that either the August Kranti Rajdhani Express or the Mumbai Rajdhani will get CCTVs installed in their coaches next year.
According to The Indian Express, the advanced surveillance cameras will be installed for monitoring and surveillance purposes.
“All coaches of either August Kranti or Rajdhani Express will be fitted with a camera within three months. This could assure better security to passengers in the train,” AK Gupta, general manager, WR,
told the publication.
This comes after several cases of theft were reported on both the trains, on the Mumbai-Delhi route this year.
Source: Wikimedia
Udai Shukla, chief security commissioner, Railway Protection Force, WR, told The Indian Express, “We will install them in each coach of the train. There is a need for more than one camera in the coach as surveillance can be enhanced.”

Installing these CCTV cameras will also eradicate the need for personal monitoring by the RPF staff, who have been manning each trip of the Rajdhani trains.
So far, they’ve had to question travellers and railway officials in the train and rely on their answers to solve theft cases. The idea is to get rid of the interrogation process altogether so that no railway employee is affected by it.
Aug 07 2017 (09:21)  रेलवे के आदेश से भ्रम की स्थिति, राजधानी-दुरंतो में खाना छोड़ने का ऑप्शन नहीं (
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Trains:  August Kranti Rajdhani Express/12954   New Delhi - Howrah Rajdhani Express (Via Gaya)/12302   New Delhi - Howrah Rajdhani Express ( Via Patna )/12306   New Delhi - Rajendra Nagar (Patna) Rajdhani Express/12310   New Delhi - Sealdah Rajdhani Express/12314   Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin - KSR Bengaluru Rajdhani Express/22692   New Delhi - Ranchi Rajdhani Express (Via Bokaro Steel City)/12440   New Delhi - Bilaspur Rajdhani Express/12442   New Delhi - Ranchi Rajdhani Express (Via Daltonganj)/12454   New Delhi - Mumbai Central Rajdhani Express/12952   Swarna Jayanti Rajdhani Express/12958   Hazrat Nizamuddin - Chennai Central Duronto Express/12270   New Delhi - Sealdah AC Duronto Express/12260   Howrah - Mumbai CSMT AC Duronto Express/12262   Hazrat Nizamuddin - Secunderabad Duronto Express/12286   New Delhi - Bhubaneswar Duronto Express/12282   New Delhi - Howrah Duronto Express/12274   Howrah - Pune AC Duronto Express/12222   Bhubaneswar - New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Bokaro)/22823   Chandigarh - Amritsar SF Express/12241   Allahabad - Mumbai LTT AC Duronto Express/12294   Hazrat Nizamuddin - Madgaon Rajdhani Express/22414   New Delhi - Firozpur Shatabdi Express/12047   Firozpur - New Delhi Shatabdi Express/12048   Gatimaan Express/12049   Gatimaan Express/12050  
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जमशेदपुर: टाटानगर से होकर गुजरने वाली राजधानी-दुरंतो ट्रेनों में आरक्षण के समय यात्रियों सेे अब भी खानपान सेवा पर शुल्क अनिवार्य रूप से वसूला जा रहा है. दोनों ट्रेनों में यात्रियों को खानपान सेवा लेने अथवा नहीं लेने का ऑप्शन नहीं मिल रहा है. इसे लेकर हर दिन आरक्षण काउंटर पर यात्रियों और कर्मचारियों में तू-तू, मै-मै की स्थिति बन रही है. रेलकर्मियों का कहना है कि टाटानगर से होकर गुजरने वाली राजधान अथवा दुरंतो के लिए अभी ऑप्शन सिस्टम में फीड नहीं किया गया है इस कारण वे यात्रियों को रियायत देने में असमर्थ है. जबकि यात्री रेलवे के उस घोषणा का हवाला दे रहे है जिसमें गतिमान एक्सप्रेस को छोड़कर देश की सभी राजधानी-दुरंतो-शताब्दी ट्रेनों में खानपान सेवा लेने की अनिवार्य खत्म करने की घोषणा की गयी थी.

दरअसल, रेलवे ने एक अगस्त से देश की राजधानी-दुरंतो-शताब्दी ट्रेनों में भोजन लेने की अनिवार्यता खत्म करने की घाेषणा की थी. इसके तहत यात्रियों को आरक्षण लेने के समय ही यह ऑप्शन देना था कि वह ट्रेन में खाना लेना चाहते हैं अथवा नहीं. खाना नहीं लेने का ऑप्शन देने वाले यात्रियों के टिकट में जुड़ा मूल्य काटकर किराया कम कर देने की बात थी. रेलवे बोर्ड से जारी सूचना के बाद जोनल मुख्यालय व चक्रधरपुर मंडल से भी यह आदेश जारी कर दिया गया. लेकिन यह आदेश सभी ट्रेनों के लिए लागू नहीं हुआ इससे यात्रियों में भ्रम की स्थिति बन गयी.

टाटा होकर गुजरने वाली किसी ट्रेन में ऑप्शन नहीं
दरअसल रेलवे बोर्ड द्वारा जारी सूची में टाटानगर होकर गुजरने वाली दो दुरंतो, दो राजधानी व संपर्क क्रांति एक्सप्रेस को शामिल नहीं किया गया है. इस कारण इन ट्रेनों में यात्रा करने वाले यात्रियों को भोजन लेने की अनिवार्यता खत्म किये जाने की योजना का लाभ नहीं मिल पा रहा है. इन ट्रेनों में आरक्षण के साथ खानपान सेवा का शुल्क अनिवार्य रूप से जोड़कर लिया जा रहा है.

12222 हावड़ा-पुणे दुरंतो

12262 हावड़ा-मुम्बई दुरंताे
22823 भुवनेश्वर राजधानी

23 ट्रेनों में ही ऑप्शन
देश भर में चलने वाली 23 ट्रेनों में प्रारंभिक रूप से रेलवे ने खानपान सेवा की अनिवार्यता खत्म करने हुए ऑप्शन दिया है. इसकी सूची आरक्षण केंद्र के सिस्टम में फिड है जिसमें यात्रियों को खाना लेने अथवा नहीं लेने का ऑप्शन मिल रहा है. तीन माह के लिए ट्रायल के तौर इन ट्रेनों को सूची में शामिल किया गया है. तीन माह बाद रेलवे स्थिति की समीक्षा कर फिर निर्णय ले सकता है.
ट्रेनों के नंबर : 12282, 12310, 12260, 12442, 22414, 12286, 12454, 12958, 12294, 12274, 12302, 12270, 12241, 12306, 12047, 22692, 12952, 12048, 12049, 12954, 12314, 12050,12440
Aug 04 2017 (20:37)  Railways Earned Rs 1,400 Crore From Cancelled Tickets In 2016-17 (
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Railways Earned Rs 1,400 Crore From Cancelled Tickets In 2016-17
The jump in the earnings may be attributed to the doubling of cancellation charges from November 2015.
Press Trust of India

Railways Earned Rs 1,400 Crore From Cancelled Tickets In 2016-17
Under the new rules, there is no option of any refund after the departure of a train.
New Delhi: The Railways earned Rs 1,400 crore from ticket cancellation charges in 2016-17, an increase of 25 per cent from the previous fiscal, the government today said.
The jump in the earnings may be attributed to the doubling of cancellation charges from November 2015.
"There has been an increase of approximately 25 per cent in the amount realised from cancellation of tickets in 2016-2017 over the previous year," Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.
Charges are levied for cancellation of tickets as per the Railway Passengers (Cancellation of Ticket and Refund of Fare) Rules, 2015. The rules provide for refund of fare, subject to provisions.
"However, there is no provision to refund the cancellation charges so recoverable under the Rules," said Gohain.
The minister also said the South-Central Railway has realised Rs 103.27 crore as cancellation and clerkage charges on reserved tickets during 2016-17.
Effective from November 2015, the cancellation fee for a confirmed AC 3-tier ticket, 48 hours before the scheduled departure of the train, was revised to Rs 180 from Rs 90, while for AC 2-tier it was made Rs 200 in place of Rs 100.
The cancellation fee for a sleeper class confirmed ticket was doubled to Rs 120 while the charge for second class was increased to Rs 60 from Rs 30.
Earlier, passengers had a six-hour window before the departure of the train and a two-hour one after to cancel their ticket and get a refund.
Under the new rules, there is no option of any refund after the departure of a train, while there is only a four-hour window to cancel and get refund before the train leaves.

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DhnEcr~   5915 blog posts
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Big revenue increase

Aug 04 2017 (23:03)
srinivasvasanthi~   4142 blog posts   15 correct pred (54% accurate)
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Foreign Tourist passenger may be allowed to book Railway reservation booking for the period of 2 years in advance.
Domestic passenger may be permitted to book one year in advance .
Then the cancellation revenue also increased by 50%
Aug 02 2017 (02:04)  Rajdhani to offer non-meal tickets (
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Mumbai: Passengers on the Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani and August Kranti Rajdhani will have the choice of opting out of the on-board catering service while booking tickets for these trains.
The move has been implemented in several more trains across the country where the catering is under the management of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).
"Passengers will have to exercise the option mandatorily at the time of booking," Western Railway chief public relations officer Ravinder Bhakar said. "Passengers will not be able to change the option once selection is made at the time
of booking."
The railways has advised the IRCTC to ensure provision of e-catering facilities at stations on the route so that passengers have the choice of opting for local cuisine.
Passengers welcomed the decision to have optional catering on Rajdhani. "I prefer Jain food, bereft of onion and garlic. It is a waste of money for people like me who pay for food but do not consume it," Mulund resident Akshay Jain said.
"I am a diabetic and have to forego the food for health reasons. This is a very good step," Ghatkopar resident Suman Shah said.
Another passenger said after the CAG report which found the meals unfit for humans, it was time for a rethink for many passengers. "I would rather carry home-cooked food when travelling in train," the passenger said.
Catering charges range from Rs 295 to Rs 350. A family of four travelling by the train can end up saving more than Rs 1,000 on opting out of the catering system.
The IRCTC is likely to seek feedback from passengers not opting for food to better understand their needs.
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