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Pedestrian Overpass, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Ward 25, Balharshah 442901
State: Maharashtra

Elevation: 185 m above sea level
Zone: CR/Central   Division: Nagpur

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Feb 12 (14:44)   HWH/Howrah Junction (22 PFs)
Rajdhani_in_KG_line~   156 blog posts
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In this Blog let's celebrate 'THE GREAT SLACK IN INDIAN RAILWAY'
Post the major slack of your zone (division) here👍

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Yesterday (23:55)
Rajdhani_in_KG_line~   156 blog posts
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3 km in 1hr 16min

Today (07:52)
Rohit Kumar
RohitBiharSharif   115 blog posts
Re# 4874773-14            Tags   Past Edits
Ye DNR division me itna itna slack hai kya kaha jaaye. Train kitni bhi delayed ho phir jhooth ka punctuality dikha denge.
RGD BKP passenger, GAYA BKP passenger, TIA DNR psg Sabka yhi haal hai

Today (08:25)
DanielSebastian~   3064 blog posts
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SCR Distance between SLO and COA is 14 kms covered by 07250 in 2h 47 min and 07203 in 2h 25 min.
SR 16159 Pilamedu to Podanur 15 km in 1h 34 min and SRR to MAQ in 8.5 hrs @ 36 kmph.
SER 08623 IPR HTE exp 481 kms in 13hrs @ 36 kmph. Huge loads of slack.

Today (09:03)
amit1407^~   12564 blog posts
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Grand Chord ko sabse last me fast section bolkar hi banaya gaya tha.. MGS tak ER hi tha.
Sabse pahli line HWH-DELHi ki via BGP bani thi baad me via JSME line bani aur sabse end me via DHN bani jo electrification ke baad Grand Chord ke naam se jani gayi jisko fast section ke taur par hi banaya gaya tha

Today (12:23)
Arnab~   6942 blog posts
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1 compliments
Thanks for this historical facts
Sir shuru me sare lines same hi the.
Pehla line HWH-BDC-PDA-BWN-BHW-SBG-BGP-KIUL-DNR-MGS wala tha lekin bada circular ghumna padta tha, fir RNG me coal mila toh fir HWH-BWN-ASN-KIUL-DNR-MGS bana, yeh sab EIR ne banaya. EIR ne PNBE (Bakimpore) se GAYA bhi ek line banaya. Upar se BNR ne ASN-CKP-BSP-NGP wala line banaya joki 2nd HWH-CSTM line bani. PRYJ-JBP wala line bhi shayad BNR hi banay tha. Fir JRI me coal mila ASN-DHN-KTH line bana.
Fir DHN-GAYA-MGS banna joki Grand Chord ke naam se jana gaya. Fir HWH-KGP-CKP line bana, aur ADRA-GMO/ADRA-DHN line banaya BNR

fir 1950 ya 1955 me EIR aur BNR ko milakar ER bana, fir ER se NR, NCR,SER, ECR, SECR, ECOR wagera banna.
EIR me 6 divisions se Howrah, Asansol, Danapur, Allahabad, Moradabad and Lucknow.

GC line ka success hone ka teen main karan tha.
1. GC line sabse chota tha.
2. Population ekdum kaam tha, halts kaam dene pade, upar se resistance ke chances bhi kaam the.
3. Tab Kolkata puri Indian economy ko dominate karta tha. Isiliye HWH-NDLS ka shortest route ko itna priority mila tha. Tab PNBE and others itne relevant nahi the.
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Today (08:21)   BPQ/Balharshah Junction (5 PFs)
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MeghaSyam^~   3325 blog posts
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Feb 27 (19:12)   02622/Tamil Nadu COVID - 19 Special (PT) | NDLS/New Delhi (16 PFs)
Love for trains is immortal
vijesh_k^~   31055 blog posts
Entry# 4890841            Tags   Past Edits
Journey experience of my recent 02622 TN travel ;
Trip - /blog/post/4888125
Journey pics/videos will be shared in this post, discussions/talks welcome in this blog post.

Summary of 02622 travel :-
(1). Cleanliness and Maintenance :-
Same day return by TN, so same rake, neatness was same like before. After maintenance at New Delhi seemed okay. OBHS handled very well during the entire journey.
(2). Food and Pantry :-
I bought breakfast as bread-omelette for ₹50, for lunch and dinner you can book inside the train for thali (₹120 for veg) or ready to eat meals by Haldirams (₹130) , I chose e-catering from NGP, was good, they gave the parcel by safety precautions. In dinner, I tried the Eeg Biryani from Warangal platform itself, was very good, with 2nos of eggs, it costs only ₹80.
(3). LHB comfort feel :-
Not much jerks, you will not much shaking as it was there during ICF days CBC.
(4). TimeTable and Punctuality :-
The TT is very much suitable for original nature if TN, timetable is very good for whole journey. But slight here and there adjustments are needed like slack can be removed from sections.

NOTE - See night departure is changed to 02622 from NDLS at 2105 hrs, so PF3 is getting too much crowded, you will not get to seat to sit before the rake is placed to the platform, because now all south-bound SFs are departed on trott from NDLS, like
02806 AP 2000hrs from PF4.
02626 KL 2010hrs from PF3.
06528 KK 2020hrs from PF6.
02622 TN 2105hrs from PF3.

Here you can see KL and TN uses same PFs for departure, so when KL departs at 2000hrs, TN rake is placed around 2025hrs only, just before the 40mins before the departure, so make sure you see the CC before boarding (same like 12622, HA1 in front)

It did a great run, departed at 2105hrs, instantly picks speed after Tilak Bridge and goes to upto 100 km/hr at NZM Outer, and skips the NZM at 60 kph, and then picks up to 100-110 km/hr right from Okhla. Then it goes with 110 MPS till the MTJ, (at PWL slowed down to 50 km/hr only).

Since, I fell asleep, so didn't know much, but it maintained the schedule perfectly.

What happens is that KK which departed NDLS at 2020hrs, becomes so close ahead to TN from BPL to ET, you will not get much speedy skips, as because after KK arrival and departure at ET, TN is allowed to enter ET.

Had a perfect 4hr run here, speedy skips at Amla, Betul etc. , almost would have entered NGP around 1230hrs itself, but slowly made to enter around 1245hrs, daily scene.

Start is good from Nagpur, but it takes more time in Nagpur Sewagram, about 1hr 18mins for 74 kms, as many track works are going here, near Borkhedi. In Hinghanghat-Tadali it gave good speedy runs, making BPQ arrival with 15 mins before time.

Star run of the trip ! What a thrilling and awesome experience. Just after leaving Balharshah, skips the Wardha River, and just after skipping Manikgarh, after stepping into the SCR, it rampages to 120 km/hr straight away. It constantly goes at 120 km/hr till Ramagundam Outer, as skips RDM around 70-80km/hr only, then back to 120 again till Warangal with almost 35mins before time running. Before entering Warangal, 1 km it does the deceleration of the speed of 120 km/hr to 35 km/hr to 0 km/hr. Really impressed with the run here. The crossing timings were,
BPQ 1630, SKZR 1718, BPA 1747, RDM 1810, PDPL 1823, and then WL only at 1946 - 17mins BT.
It did PDPL - WL , 84kms in 1hr 23mins because of timing and congestion ahead of TN-Godavari-KL-AP-Navjeevan. Easily can be shifted to 1915/1917 at WL.

It had a good gap with Godavari at Warangal, then slowly near as usual near Khammam, the crawling starts, both ran back to back till BZA. WL BZA section is getting very congested in night, badly need the additional lines.

I slept at Madhira itself and woke up around Ponneri at 0501 around 30+ minutes before time running. Since, 02604 HYB MAS was running ahead, it was all made to crawl behind it , by reaching at MAS around 0605 only.

Conclusion :-

TT is perfect, as compared to 02621. 02621 needs many changes to TT and 02622 need just minor changes. Simply, 02621 slot is bit stretched 2200 - 0740 , 02622 slot is shifted almost 1hr before 2105 - 0615.
For 02622, many slacks needed to be trimmed with this current MPS only,

NDLS - 2105
AGC - 2328/2330
GWL - 0113/0115
JHS - 0245/0255
BPL - 0650/0655

These halts timings are good, should remain same.

ET - 0835/0845

Itarsi timing can be shifted to 0825/0835.

NGP - 1305/1310

Nagpur should be shifted to 1235/1240, atleast 4hrs run is sufficient for 110 MPS.

BPQ - 1625/1630

Balharshah timing should be shifted to 1545/1550, 3hrs run sufficient here.

WL - 2003/2005

Since, officialy SCR said that w.e.f 28.05.2021, Warangal timing is shifted to 1938/1940.

BZA - 2320/2330

Since, Warangal timing going to shift, Vijayawada timings also should be advanced to 2255/2305, instantly after the arrival of Godavari at 2250.

MAS - 0615

Chennai Central should definitely be shifted to 0515,
can come 15mins behind Navjeevan and just 30 minutes before the arrival time 02604 HYB MAS at 0545.

If this done , TT looks like;

NDLS - 2105
AGC - 2328/2330
GWL - 0113/0115
JHS - 0245/0255
BPL - 0650/0655
ET - 0825/0835
NGP - 1235/1240
BPQ - 1545/1550
WL - 1938/1940
BZA - 2255/2305
MAS - 0515

In future when 130 is granted in NDLS ET, we can think/talk about that TT later

Feb 27 (19:31)
Funwithtrain~   186 blog posts
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1 compliments
Thanks for the compliment.
My god extremely detailed analysis. Keep it up.

Feb 28 (08:29)
varunchaturvedi81   1016 blog posts
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1 compliments
Thanks a lot.
Awesome analysis..really loved it...good job done..waiting for more now

Feb 28 (23:42)
Doctor specialized in Ferroequinology
Med.Fest_96~   159 blog posts
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Thanks a lot for notifying error.
AP departs first followed by KL, then KA
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Feb 27 (22:53)   02274/Jabalpur - Chanda Fort SF Special | JBP/Jabalpur Junction (6 PFs)
Jordan~   5063 blog posts
Entry# 4891016            Tags   Past Edits
Waiting for the politics to abate
Feb 27 (19:09)   02621/Tamil Nadu COVID - 19 Special | MAS/MGR Chennai Central (12 PFs)
Love for trains is immortal
vijesh_k^~   31055 blog posts
Entry# 4890837            Tags   Past Edits
Journey experience of my recent 02621 TN travel ;
Trip - /blog/post/4886228
Journey pics/videos will be shared in this post, discussions/talks welcome in this blog post.

Summary of 02621 travel :-
(1). Cleanliness and Maintenance :-
Well, the rake is top class, as it is hardly 4 months old almost all are Oct 2020 made, but in the entire journey it was maintained well. Right from start, Tharun and Sons (company) the OBHS of this train maintained the rake neat and clean, with sweeping, then mopping with floor cleaners after 2 stations departure they clean (for e.g. after WL, NGP, BPL), in AC only the mopping is done. And once in the journey, they wipe the window from outside that is during middle of the journey i.e. at NGP they did it. The choking of washbasin was very less , I hardly saw 1-3 basin choked, that was cleared after few hours, that is mostly in SLs.
(2). Food and Pantry :-
About the eatables available inside the train are quite less, tea and coffee is served regularly. I heard someone buying coffee for ₹30, much higher in price i think. They will take take order for dinner and lunch (thali(s) around ₹120 for veg), but for breakfast only bread omelette avbl. And snacks only samosa available in SLs. Outside the train, in station PFs you will get everything now, in Bhopal dhokla and aalo bonda was looking good.
(3). LHB comfort feel :-
Coaches are new, and comfort is so good. In SL , the 120 speed is smooth, looks like only in 100-105 it is moving.
(4). TimeTable and Punctuality :-
Ahhhh... , this TT is not for suitable for the original nature of TN. The timetable is only good till BPQ, can say till NGP, it is good. But after that from NGP to NDLS, not so upto the mark.
Did a great run till Sullurpeta, then after that maybe due to some track work and all, again and again slowed down, this continued till Odur. Then after Odur, stopped for 10mins. Then at Gudur that normal stoppage of few seconds for every non-stop train there for caution order H/O. Maybe becuse of speed upgradation, major track works are going on. Then, Gudur to Vijayawada run, was so good, can feel many TSRs/PSRs are improved.
Incredible run here, was trailing AP a bit from Madhira to Khammam, then OT AP at Khammam, did Vijayawada to Warangal in 2hr 34mins. Similar to Rajdhani run.
A mixed experience, 120 was good, but 4-5 station was skip through loop. Did good run here.
Not at all a good run, slow station skips at Tadali, Majri, Warora, Bhandak and and stopped at Yenor, Sonegaon, Bhugaon for few mins. It touched 110 mac only after Seloon Road.
Same like Balharshah Nagpur section, ups and down, Pandhurna was crossed around 1545 only. Chichonda to Kiratgarh (till ET Outer) run was good, halted for some 20 mins at ET Outer.
Did a very good run with its mps of 110. Did hit BPL before time by 12mins.
After Bhopal, instantly after 1.5 kms , picked up the pace, did extremely good till Bijauli with 110, AP OT TN before Bijauli, then TN looped Bijauli around 2348 for 02691 OT. Almost 50mins BT there.
Don't know much, as I fell asleep. It did arrive AGC some before time.
From Agra to Mathura, took 45mins, not so good run. Vrindavan Road, Ajhai mps skip, then crossed Chhata via loop, then Kosi Kalan outer it was stopped, and then cautiously skipped it. Next station itself, at Hodal, looped for OT by 08215 DURG UHP, because of TT. Then till Palwal did good. Palwal skip low speed, Asaoti mps skip, Faridabad also mps skip, from there crawl to enter NZM only some 2-5mins BT. Then NDLS arrived 0738.
Conclusion :-

"MODIFY THE TT by reducing the travel time by giving 130 MPS in WCR NCR NR"


Revert the 12621 TT to this with 110 MPS only
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