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Rail Fanning
Jun 17 2015 (16:12)  
PKV~   25529 blog posts
Entry# 1515413            Tags   Past Edits
The Bangalore - Mumbai railway line goes alongside my apartment complex at Hoysalanagar just past the nondescript Chennasandra Stn. I get an elevated view of the track from my flat but not good enough to satiate my desires as a railfan. Little wonder that I decided to go closer to the track, a little ahead of my complex, for a better look, which ultimately proved to be too close for my comfort and ended up with a narrow escape from danger.
It was around 7.30 last
evening and I tried to find a way to get as near as possible to the railway track in order to have a glimpse of the majestic NDLS-bound Karnataka Express. To reach the vantage point I had to negotiate on foot a kuccha road leading from the 4th or 5th Main of T.C.Palya Main Road, Ramamurthy Nagar to a mound overlooking the rail line. Between the road and the track was a slum which I had to cross to reach my destination.
Just as I crossed the narrow path that led to the slum, I was in for a rude shock. I was accosted by 3 young toughs one of whom placed his hand on my shoulder in a vice-like grip and another caught hold of my left hand. The third fella was facing me and launched a torrent of abuse in Kannada. Suddenly he snatched my mobile which was in my right hand. After I could recover from the initial shock, I asked in Hindi " Yeh, kya ho raha hai ? ". My question was greeted with another barrage of abuse. Fortunately I could not understand what they were trying to achieve or the meaning of the abuses. After some time I gently said " Kannada gothilla ", the only 2 words I know in the local language. The abusive one in the group asked me what language I knew and I said English and Tamil. He then went on to state in Tamil that 2 of the water tankers, quite of a few which were parked in the open area adjoining the slum, were missing and feared to have been stolen. And that I was considered a PRIME SUSPECT, having been caught loitering near the parking lot. They said that I would not be allowed to leave the place till the police arrived and took me into custody. And only then would my mobile be handed over to me. They asked me what was my purpose in entering that area. My attempts to explain to them that I was trying to approach the track for the purpose of railfanning (Well I didn't use that word) cut no ice. In fact it only made matters worse and one of them asked in Tamil, WHAT WAS THE NEED TO COME ALL THE WAY THERE JUST TO SEE A TRAIN GO BY. However, with the passage of time and the lack of much reaction/response from my side, better sense prevailed among the group which had then increased to about 10 members.
By now , I felt mildly amused and realized that it was a case of mistaken identity. 7 or 8 minutes had passed by then and I started telling them in Tamil, that I felt sorry for their loss but was in no way responsible for what had happened. I asked them to accompany me to my flat where the security personnel would confirm my identity as a retired Bank Officer. They then asked me details about where I lived and finally after 10 mns let me go free with a strict warning not to come anywhere near their slum, whether for railfanning or otherwise.
At the end of the episode I am not too sure whether I was more relieved or amused. It was a probably a mixture of both :)

18 Public Posts - Wed Jun 17, 2015

Jun 17 2015 (18:14)
Adiprem   466 blog posts
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PKV Sir,
You performed 'Where Eagles Dare" act ...
line could be "et me go free with a strict warning not to come anywhere near their slum, whether for railfanning or otherwise."
This shows that even "SLUMS" have their boundaries and no one is permitted to enter, howsoever honest... Many Mysteries may be lying burried in slums ...

5 Public Posts - Wed Jun 17, 2015

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8 Public Posts - Fri Jun 19, 2015
Rail Fanning
Jun 16 2015 (12:48)  
Adiprem   466 blog posts
Entry# 1514026            Tags   Past Edits
Have any Grievance with IR ?
Here is the Link click here you can reach post complaints
Rail Fanning
Jun 16 2015 (12:44)  
Adiprem   466 blog posts
Entry# 1514009            Tags   Past Edits
Know Facilities of #RetiringRooms and Dormitories at click here
Normally we see the IR site click here which does not show important aspect of Passenger Facilities very elaboratly. does show RR rooms on station but you can not see the numbers and rates and types unless you have PNR with you...
I tried many times to locate RR details on
more... but could not succeed.
whereas the link click here shows rates and types of RR/dorm available at stations, if you know the Zone the task is easy to locate....
if you do not know Zone, refer IRI and you get Zone of the Station also ...
May 11 2015 (10:42)  
Adiprem   466 blog posts
Entry# 1463761            Tags   Past Edits
Can it be possible to put up Graphical Drawing in Travel Tips > Station Tips : Crucial Info like FOB, Escalators, Cloak Room, Rest Room, Waiting Room... alongwith Station Photo ?

1 Public Posts - Mon May 11, 2015
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May 09 2015 (09:23)   रेलवे ने गंदगी फैलाने वालों से वसूले पौने पांच करोड़

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Entry# 1461220   News Entry# 223867         Tags   Past Edits
हेमंत रस्तोगी
नई दिल्ली। रेलवे स्टेशनों पर थूकने और गंदगी फैलाने वालों के खिलाफ रेल मंत्रालय की ओर से जबरदस्त अभियान छेड़ा गया है। प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी की प्रिय योजना स्वच्छ भारत अभियान को शत प्रतिशत लागू करने के लिए बीते एक साल के दौरान ऐसे मुसाफिरों पर जुर्माना ठोका जा रहा है।
रेलवे को इस अभियान के तहत बड़ी सफलता मिली है। 16 जोनल रेलवे में छेड़े गए अभियान के तहत रेलवे ने चार लाख सात हजार से अधिक मुसाफिरों पर चार करोड़ 67 लाख से अधिक का जुर्माना ठोका है। इस
अभियान को सबसे बड़ी सफलता दक्षिण मध्य रेलवे में मिली है जहां साढ़े 60 हजार मुसाफिरों से एक करोड़ 21 लाख से अधिक का जुर्माना वसूला गया है।
पंजाब, हरियाणा, जम्मू कश्मीर और उत्तर प्रदेश को संभालने वाला उत्तर रेलवे अभियान में दूसरे स्थान पर रहा है। उत्तर रेलवे ने 48 हजार से अधिक लोगों पर 45 लाख से अधिक का जुर्माना ठोका। उत्तर प्रदेश के अन्य हिस्सों को संचालित करने वाले उत्तर मध्य रेलवे ने तकरीबन 15 हजार लोगों को पकड़कर 19 लाख का जुर्माना ठोका, जबकि उत्तर पूर्व रेलवे ने 5300 लोगों पर पौने आठ लाख का जुर्माना लगाया।
रेलवे की ओर से ट्रेनों और रेलवे स्टेशनों पर गंदगी फैलाने वालों पर 500 रुपये या उससे अधिक का जुर्माना लगाने की व्यवस्था की गई है। रेलवे के जनरल मैनेजरों को जिम्मेदारी सौंपी गई है।
रेलवे ने साफ-सफाई के लिए छेड़ा अभियान, चार लाख मुसाफिर अब तक किए जा चुके हैं दंडित

May 09 2015 (11:00)
Adiprem   466 blog posts
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इसको कहेते है "आम के आम और गुठली के दाम' ....
स्वच्छता मिली और पैसा भी ...
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