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Apr 30 (09:16)   Kerala set to receive Vande Bharat train for Thiruvananthapuram division; preparations underway

MCPNBR~   1367 news posts
Entry# 5328874   News Entry# 484715         Tags   Past Edits
Tag: vande bharath express
30 April 2022, 07:17 AM IST

Kollam: Kerala is
all set to get Vande Bharat Express, the semi-high speed train that will serve from Thiruvananthapuram division. It is learned that Kerala will receive two rakes, one unit comprising 16 passenger cars and with a seating capacity of 1,128.
Meanwhile, the Railway Board has directed authorities to start preparations for the service in Thiruvananthapuram. A facility will be constructed in Thiruvananthapuram for managing and repairing the two rakes.
Due to existing railway track conditions in Kerala, Vande Bharat Express trains will not be able to run at the envisaged speed. As a result, the Ministry of Railways has decided to run trains through Kerala even if the speed is reduced a little.
Construction of specially designed Vande Bharat trains is progressing at the Chennai Integral Coach Factory. The construction of the first train will be completed by August.
The railway is planning to induct 75 trains to various railway zones before August 2023. The Thiruvananthapuram division will receive train in the second phase only.
Earlier, BJP leaders from the state had also asked Railway minister Aswini Vaishnaw to allow Vande Bharat trains for Kerala.
Vande Bharat rakes will be allotted to Chennai, Coimbatore, Tiruchirappalli and Thiruvananthapuram under the Southern Railway.

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May 02 (12:08)
venki వెంకట్
venkat_vskp~   5429 blog posts
Re# 5328874-42            Tags   Past Edits
Kakinada-Varanasi via VSKP is long Pending. VB really cut the time.

Else it can be MTM-VARANASI via RJY

2 Public Posts - Mon May 02, 2022

May 02 (12:26)
venki వెంకట్
venkat_vskp~   5429 blog posts
Re# 5328874-46            Tags   Past Edits
Dude there is demand from Kakinada - Varanasi from Many years, why you come in between. Tpty-Varanasi is rejected due to path constraints

May 02 (12:27)
venki వెంకట్
venkat_vskp~   5429 blog posts
Re# 5328874-47            Tags   Past Edits
Yes from Kakinada there is a demand to Varanasi in shorter route.

Many travels to BBS to catch Varanasi train

2 Public Posts - Mon May 02, 2022

May 02 (13:56)
venki వెంకట్
venkat_vskp~   5429 blog posts
Re# 5328874-51            Tags   Past Edits
Guntur ? Is MTM is a bad option ?

1 Public Posts - Mon May 02, 2022

May 02 (14:04)
venki వెంకట్
venkat_vskp~   5429 blog posts
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We cannot say it will be filled at VSKP 80%, BZA do have direct connectivity Varanasi. Also specially more traveler to Varanasi we found old East Godavari dist. If GNT has good loads then it can direct train to Varanasi in shorter route, else again they blame VSKP for longer route

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May 02 (14:11)
venki వెంకట్
venkat_vskp~   5429 blog posts
Re# 5328874-58            Tags   Past Edits
Capital region ok , what will be the end to end bookings ?

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May 02 (15:51)
venki వెంకట్
venkat_vskp~   5429 blog posts
Re# 5328874-69            Tags   Past Edits
MTM can be used as terminal. Most booking will be for East, West godavari and VSKP region. MTM-VZM stations enough to fill a full train to Varanasi. No need to start from GNT or Kanyakumari

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May 04 (11:11)
venki వెంకట్
venkat_vskp~   5429 blog posts
Re# 5328874-78            Tags   Past Edits
KAkinada- Varanasi proposed MP it self, proposal always there

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Apr 10 (18:58)   55-kmph benchmark to classify trains as 'superfast' quite 'low', says CAG report

Sanz~   87 news posts
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Apr 20 (18:11)
venki వెంకట్
venkat_vskp~   5429 blog posts
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Major bottle necks are Junctions and TT preparation as per PIT line availability.

Major junctions needs flyover and Bypasses but not really happening.
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Feb 02 (15:08)   SWR the most punctual railway zone in country

Vidarbha.Express^~   127 news posts
Entry# 5207243   News Entry# 476470         Tags   Past Edits
Hubballi: South Western Railways(SWR ) that comprises Hubballi, Mysuru and Bengaluru divisions has emerged as the most punctual railway zone in South India.
It has also improved its ranking nationally from 12th position in 2019-20 to third in 2021-22 in maintaining punctuality of mail/express trains, as of January 29, 2022. The achievement was registered in recent communications of Railway Board.

Confirming the
data, Sanjeev Kishore , the general manager of South Western Railway, told TOI that punctuality is increased from 76.43% in 2019-20 to 96.02% in 2021-22 as of December 31, 2021. “While the Railway Board’s target is 90% for the year 2021- 22 across the country, we have already surpassed it,” he said.

It may be mentioned here that South Western Railway achieved the punctuality feat among six other railway zones — Southern Railway, South Central Railway, South Coast Railway, South Easters Railway, South Eastern Central Railway and Konkan

Its in third place at the national level with 96.02% after NWR (98.16%) and WR (97.24%).

H S Verma, the principal chief operations manager, said that factors such as the increase of double lines, yard remodelling and increase in maximum permissible speed have helped South Western Railway achieve this record. “Whenever trains were stopped after lockdown since March 2020, we expedited the technical work like line doubling and yard remodelling and that helped us in improving our punctuality when trains resumed services. Amid Covid work, our GM conducted weekly meetings to check progress and punctuality and issued valuable instructions,” he stated.

E Vijaya , the chief public relation officer of South Western Railway, asserted that 92% trains are restored now.

“After 2017, the 620 km of route is being doubled,” she said. The zone improved punctuality because of yard remodelling in Mysuru, Harihar, Chikjajur, Bangarapet Junction, Baiyyappanahalli, KSR Bengaluru City (towards Mysuru end), Hosapete and Hubballi stations and other safety works, she added.

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Feb 02 (16:19)
venki వెంకట్
venkat_vskp~   5429 blog posts
Re# 5207243-5            Tags   Past Edits
ya huge slacks given for many train arriving at YPR

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Mar 03 2020 (02:33)   10 pairs of Express Trains to run on Electric Traction in Odisha from March 3

Yash M~   4102 news posts
Entry# 4582549   News Entry# 402283         Tags   Past Edits
Bhubaneswar: The electrification in the Titlagarh-Raipur Railway Section has been completed. On completion and commissioning of the Electric Traction in the Titlagarh-Raipur Railway Section of East Coast Railway from 20th February 2020, it has been decided to run 10 more pairs of Express Trains on Electric Traction in the newly electrified Railway Section, with effect from tomorrow, 3rd March, 2020.
Ten more pairs of express trains to run with electric traction with electric locomotives in the newly electrified section. After completion of the said work a few Passenger trains are already running on Electric Traction with Electric Locomotives.
is the detail about the Express trains which are supposed to run on Electric Traction from tomorrow:

The 18421/18422 Puri-Ajmer-Puri Express, 22973/22974 & 12993/12994 Gandhidham-Puri-Gandhidham Express, 22827/22828 Puri-Surat-Puri Express,12843/12844 & 18405/18406 Puri-Ahmedabad-Puri Express, 12145/12146 LTT-Puri-LTT Express, 22847/22848 Visakhapatnam-LTT-Visakhapatnam Express,18407/18408 Puri-Sainagar Shirdi-Puri Express and 12807/12808 Visakhapatnam-Nizamuddin-Visakhapatnam Samata Express  will run in electric Traction.
Earlier, since 20th February,2020, i.e. from completion of Electric Traction in the section, 18425/18426 Puri-Durg-Puri Express, 17481/17482 Tirupati-Bilaspur-Tirupati Express,18517/18518 Korba-Visakhapatnam-Korba Express, 18573/18574 Visakhapatnam-Bhagat ki Kothi-Visakhapatnam Express, 58217/58218 Raipur-Titlagarh-Raipur Passenger and 58529/58530 Visakhapatnam-Durg-Visakhapatnam Passenger trains are running on Electric Traction with Electric Locomotive.
Electric locomotives are pollution free, Energy Efficient, Environmental friendly and will also save diesel.

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Mar 03 2020 (14:07)
venki వెంకట్
venkat_vskp~   5429 blog posts
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So finally SAMATA getting electric loco....Hope there is some speed up.
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Jan 14 2020 (10:24)   Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala Designed First long-distance Sleeper Variant Twin Deck Coach

MdRashidAlam~   377 news posts
Entry# 4539586   News Entry# 398978         Tags   Past Edits
The First long-distance Sleeper Variant Twin Deck Coach is being designed at Railway Coach Factory, Kapurthala, Punjab. The twin-deck coach, to be manufactured at a cost of around 2.5 to 3 crores under Make in India initiative, will have capacity for 120 passengers same as the Double Decker Coach.
RCF is working on technology with a state of the art facility providing passengers capacity similar to double decker coach, which is likely to be completed in the financial year 2020-21. After meeting the safety and speed standards from RDSO, it will be included in the Indian Railways fleet.
Chair Car Double Decker coaches are running on various tracks in the Indian Railways Network, but all these coaches are able to give only day-service. It is not possible to sit for in long distance journey. The sleeper variant of these double decker coaches will be called twin deck coaches, in which one can travel by sleeping.
However, the design of this DAC is currently under progress, about which no technical features had been revealed by RCF management. Ravinder Gupta, General Manager of Rail Coach Factory said that most of the poor people travel in rail, whose percentage is very high. They mostly have to stand and travel. To overcome this problem, such coaches are being manufactured by RCF. So that the person traveling with family, does not have to fight for the seat.
He said that on behalf of the RCF manager, the people of the villages around the factory have started a contact campaign to find employment opportunities for them. So that they can get more and more employment opportunities in RCF. So that RCF can focus on working with creativity to manage and manufacture good coaches.

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Jan 20 2020 (17:45)
venki వెంకట్
venkat_vskp~   5429 blog posts
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120 people sitting it self getting difficult, now sleeping ?
Railways should consider the safe passages if any accident happens , if not its going to be dangerous

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