Vijayawada Station

Vijayawada is one of the second busiest railway stations in South India it was constructed in year 1888 when the main route were connected with other lines. It was categories as A-1 station & 10th model of Indian Railway in the Vijayawada Division in year 2008.  The station is an Indian Railway station in the Vijayawada of Andhra Pradesh. The railway station serves around the 1.40 lakh passengers & 250 express & 150 freight trains. The Nizam Guaranteed State Railway construct the line between the Secunderbad Station & Vijayawada is an extension railway station which becomes the junction of three lines in year 1889. The broad gauge line was construct between the Vijayawada & Chennai in 1 Nov 1899. The fastest steam train was introduced as a Golconda Express between the Vijayawada & Secunderbad in the year 1969 it run as the average speed of 58 km/h. The tracks in the station electrified & broad gauge it has 10 platforms in which seventh platform is the largest one. The Station has the two main lines Howrah-Chennai & New Delhi-Chennai. This station is financial hub for the state of Andhra Pradesh it is also well known for the ancient temple of Kanakadurga. It has the standard layout with perfect traction inside the station. The station has the headquarters which was moved from the Bhubaneswar to Visakhapatnam & has the major development, new appearance in five years. The Indian Railway spend around 3.5 crore for the improvement of the transport hub. The aspect was to improve the Security Schema which include construction of walls around the station, reduced the number of entrances. The railway station has the various facilities available for the passengers. The railway ministry has spend over 6 crore on the new three platforms & on separate ticket-booking counters at entrance. Only the Vijayawada station has the five entrances gate in India. The stall on the station has been shifted inside the buildings waiting rooms & hall of the platforms has been renovated & redesign again. The circulating areas of the railway station has been develop on the side of the station the old structure demolished the goods are also shifted on the other location. The presently over bridge landson platforms & all existing platforms has extended into the circulating area to main entrance of the station so that the passengers feel easy to come out from the station. The LED coach has been fixed on all platforms, water taps are there for peoples to drink water, lightning on the platforms so that the passenger feel safe & all other circulation are improved on the railway station. The station houses the diesel loco shed which is WDM-2 locomotives & also has the electric loco shed they are WAG-7, WAM-4, and WAP-4 locos. The station has arranges the new route relay interlocking system which has Fast & Punctual movement of the train. The Vijayawada station is the only station that generate more profit then the other station in south central railway of India. Thus the Vijayawada station is most popular & busiest station in the city of Andhra Pradesh.

Deccan Odyssey


The Deccan Odyssey is luxury train which is based on the model of “Palace on Wheels” for the Maharashtra tourism. The Maharashtra Tourism & Indian Railway together started the project of Deccan Odyssey. They planned to operate the Deccan Odyssey for only 35 weeks. The old Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has flag the train with remote control from the Mumbai on 17 Jan 2004. The train takes us to the tourist sports which have the aim to complete the 5 star hotels on the moving wheels. It visit the hinterlands of Maharashtra, Western Ghats, most prominent destinations of west India, Holy city of Nashik, Ajanta & Ellora Caves, Goa which is the best place for holiday. The rail gives us the experience of the different cities of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan regions of India. The train has stopped due to the poor response of the people, but again started in the monsoon seasons in 2004. The MOU was signed between the Railway Ministry & Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) in Feb 2001 & the signal was received by the Integral Couch Factory (ICF) in May 2012. The train is complete a 5 star hotel on wheels it has the various facilities like two restaurants with bar, business center on board it take five months for design & five months for constructions finally the train complete its trail in year 2003. In 2004 the Deccan Odyssey was started from CST in Mumbai. The Deccan Odyssey has the 40 cabins in 10 coaches; it also has the 4 presidential suites, 1 high tech conference room in car, body massage cabins, spa with steam room, mini gym & parlor. The other facilities that have 6 channels DVD in every cabins, library, air- conditioned deluxe cabins, Music channels, Internet connection with Wi-Fi, TV in single cabins, wall-to-wall carpeting & other various amenities. It also has the electric supply in the cabins about 240v & 110v in bathroom. The restaurant’s name of the train is Peshwa 1 & Peshwa 2 each dining table has the seating capacity of only 42 passengers at time. They take the special care of the passengers of the train they also provide hospital services to them. The famous Taj has also joint their hands with Deccan odyssey to offer the 5-star facilities in the train it has 36 chefs from the Taj groups & also they manage the food beverages & housekeeping department in the luxury rail of Deccan Odyssey. It has 21 couches which were decorated that give you the Maharaja View insight the train. After the grand success of the Deccan Odyssey they give birth to the other luxury journey in the south part of the country. It was the first proposal to launched luxury train in Maharashtra in the year 2001. The best royal train like Blue train of South Africa or Orient Express of Europe & the Deccan Odyssey has the various modern facilities which are comfy & deluxe to Maharashtra. The fare of the Deccan Odyssey is around 6,100 for Deluxe cabins & for Presidential Suite is around 13,210 with two children in separate cabins. It is the very surprise journey with the Deccan Odyssey & it is splendor of Maharashtra, Indian Odyssey, and Jewels of Deccan. The Deccan Odyssey was the brainchild of the MTDC it is fruitful result of the relentless with the Indian Railway. The Deccan Odyssey is the first Indian luxury train started for the Maharashtra peoples.

Golden Rath

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The Golden Chariot means the “Golden Rath” other most popular luxury train they connects the most important spots in India like Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu & Karnataka. Very first the luxury train of south India. The name given to the train is from the Stone Chariotin the Vitthal Temple at Hampi in Karnataka. The train has the logo of mythological animal having four head of elephant & body of lion the train was color with the golden & purple color. It was operated by Karnataka State tourism Development Corporation & the Maple group that handles the services of train. The train was started in year 2015 in the month of Oct-March with departure of every week on Monday. The train was awarded in year 2013 & title was “Asia’s Leading luxury Train”. When palace on Wheels get success the news reached to the corridors of the Karnataka State Tourism & Development Corporation they signed the MOU between the State tourism & with Indian Railway in year 2012. The creator of the ‘Palace on Wheels’ & ‘Deccan Odyssey’ creator also given the chance to give shape & design to the vision of KSTD built by internal coach of the factory in Chennai. The architect kusum pandse & the 200 carpenters together make the design of the railway & it takes four months to complete. Finally the Golden Chariot was on track in 23 Jan 2008 there was the golden celebration in Karnataka. The ceremony was organized at Yashwanthpur railway station the old president Pratibha Tai Patil gives the flag to the train. The train has the 44 guest cabins in 11 coaches also has the two restaurants names of this are Nala (the legendary king) & other Ruchi (is the Sanskrit word means fine taste), lounge bar, gym & spa facilities in train. The train has 26 twin bed cabins, 17 double bed cabins & the physically challenged person also has the cabins. It also contains the internet connectivity with USB stick that has Wi-Fi, TV facility en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning center in the cabins of train. The tourist came here for the journey of train are from the France, UK, US, Japan & from Germany cost required for the foreign tourist is in the form of US dollars. This train is very popular among the foreign tourist. The Golden Chariot is the pride & splendor of south it takes the passenger or guest on the tour across Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu. The journey of the Golden train gives the feeling like the 5 star on the rolling wheels. The accommodation for the Indian luxury train is in three levels single, double & on triple basis. Thus the golden Chariot is the most popular train in the southern India.

Pride of Rajasthan

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The luxury version of the Palace on Wheels is the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels which is the most expensive & luxury tourist train of the Indian Railways. It takes the route of the important tourist place, wildlife & heritage sites in Rajasthan. The train was launched in the year 2009 Jan which has the great success after the Palace on Wheels it also become the most anticipated train in the Indian history as the luxury train. The facilities offered by the Royal train are unique. The train has Deluxe & super deluxe rooms, saloons, individual cabins for the passengers, internet connection with Wi-Fi, satellite TV. They also given the names for cabin such as Hawa Mahal, Padmini Mahal, Kishor Mahal, Phool Mahal & for the super cabin the name is Taj Mahal. Every room has the washrooms with shower & glass washbasin. It takes the route for tourists for 7-day & 8-night through Rajasthan. The fare of the train is very high for single person it cost about 3,78,000 & for two person it takes 5,67,000. The Royal Rajasthan is the right name which gives us the feeling of rich heritage of Rajasthan & experiences us about the Rajput culture & there hospitality which travel us many beautiful places in Rajputana region. They treat us very nicely you are greeted with grand musical band & red-carpet welcome that every one expect from the Rajasthani culture. The cabins of the passengers are look like the princely abodes with the decorated interiors & all the modern facilities are made available in this luxury train. The Royal train has the two dinning cars that are names as Swarn Mahal, Sheet Mahal food are served during the journey all types of food are available on this train. It contains the kitchen to serve the food which is also the Royal. They offer us various handmade produce, leather jewelry product, leather photo frame & many more accessories in the Royal train. The royal train has the latest added the spa system in the train. The train visits the various places of the Rajasthan, New Delhi, Varanasi, Jodhpur & many other places. The Rajasthan Tourist Development Corporation & the Indian Railways they both together made possible the journey of Royal Rajasthan on Wheels. They made the train which contains the various latest facilities which have not done before so that no one has any type complains about the train. The expenses of the Royal Rajasthan Wheels will be paid by Rajasthan tourism development this is done as the policies has made by the Indian Railway that has been launched in India. The time of the Royal train has been postponed to 18.30 hours from 18.00 hours & the time of returning of the train has been delayed by 16.00 hours. Cancellation of the booked tickets of the Royal train should be told in advanced by E- mail them by fax or by posting letter to the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels train. Refund has been given to the passengers but amount of tickets value will be deducted.

Ghum Station

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The Ghum Railway Station of Darjeeling Himalayas Railway is the highest railway station in India. Ghum is also called as “Ghoom” the Ghum has been on the map since from the British Raj & the mountain railway has the numbers of visitors. Ghum railway station is blessed by the natural beauty & the town over there is always delightful. Ghum is the small mountain located in the Darjeeling Himalayas which is the most beautiful station in West Bengal it is also the UNESO world Heritage. It comes under the Darjeeling Municipality. It is the home of the Buddhist Monasteries a bend of the Darjeeling Himalayas the “Yi GA Choling Gompa” is the most famous monastery of the Ghum station. It is located at the height of 2,258 meter it is the meeting point of various roads. The construction of Darjeeling railway was started in year 1879 & it was reach the track of Ghum in April 1881. They use the steam-engine trains for the journey from Kolkata to Darjeeling & it take 5-6 days they also use the bullock carts & palanquins. The trains starts climbing in descending manner after the trains climb to Siliguri to Gham it climb about 1,000ft in descending order to Darjeeling. The tourist claims that the station is the highest railway station in world. The hill has the highest concentration of the Indian Army. Near the station it has the Buddhist monastery which was built in 1875. Next to the station it has the DHR museum which is the oldest one of the three museum of Darjeeling railways it also has the small baby train name as Sivok oldest train which was operated in year 1881 & many other has the rare has some picture of the Himalayas Railways. The Ghum has the interconnection to the roads which will take us to the different places like Kalimpong, Darjeeling & many other places. The Ghum station is always covering with mist every year during winter the atmosphere become very chilly. This hill is famous for taking the view of sunrise in Himalayas. It is at the distance of 63 km from Siliguri vehicles Shared jeeps are easily available there the Ghum station will take us many twist & turns of the Darjeeling hills. The main town of the Ghum has the spiritual, historical & natural history of Darjeeling for picturesque coalition. The hill cart road that is famous for the main Darjeeling to Ghum is ancient routes. If we travel from Ghum to Darjeeling Railway the mighty Batasia loops will fall in our way. It also holds the memories of the solders of Indian army. Thus this Railway station is most beautiful & has some historical information.

Luxury Train of India

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Maharajas Express is most popular luxury rail in the Rajasthan it is operated by the Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation. It fist run is on Jan 2010 which runs on 5 circuit & take 12 destination from North West & from Central India between the month of Oct & April. The maharaja is the costly & new train in India having the world class facilities it contain large dining room, lounge, LCD TV, phone facilities, internet, washroom as well. It is Royal Sojourn train which gives us the Royal experience while traveling in Maharaja Express. Two organizations have signed the joint venture to set the company called as Royal Indian Rail Tour Ltd to do the functioning & manage the Maharaja Express. The joining of company was in year 2011 & the train is operated by the IRCTC Indian railway Catering & Tourism Corporation Limited. Maharaja Express was awarded as “The world leading luxury train” five times in years 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & in 2017 it also received the runner up award in year 2011. It also contains the 14 guest carriage & has the capacity to handle 84 passengers in the train. It has the lounge called as Rajah Club with the bar & has the dedicated bar cars it also contains filtration plant in the train. The train has 43 cabins have the sleeping & seating arrangements for 88 guest it contain 20 deluxe cabins, 18 junior suites & 4 suits offering 5-star facilities in the train. The Maharaja train arrives at every new station at morning that includes the visit to heritage sites, shopping & monuments. The Maharaja Express has five new journeys introduced by the IRCTC in year 2012 which are short-term Golden temple tours & three week long Indian voyages. The trains has the children policy the child below 5 year should be allow free & above the age of 5 then he should charge 50%. It has the expensive & luxurious train ride in the world the salons of Maharaja give us the inspiration of the private salons of India. It gives the feeling about the fascination of the moving wonders of wheels which was invented by the Watt. Many Maharaja from the India has taken the initiative to build their own lines so that they could have the personal toy trains even the Maharaja of Vadodara has built the train for his son. From the time of era of Raj, many Maharajahs has their own carriages which is very luxury used only for the occasions such as only for state visit & for hunting trip. The Maharaja journey was compared with the legendary Orient Express of West which is the luxury train. The train has the eco-friendly technology & services. In Maharaja Express number of festivals are celebrated on Dec 25 the Christmas was celebrated has become the grand festival on Maharaja Express. The guest of the Maharaja Express has the opportunity to enjoy the traditional culture performance. It’s truly the world class journey in the Maharaja Express.

PNR Status Information

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PNR…! You may be thinking what is it & why it’s so important in Indian Railway. So please give attention to this article. PNR is the Passenger Name Record which is in the database of the Indian Railway computer system which has the journey details of the passengers. When we booked the train tickets from the Indian Railway all details of passenger are associated with the ten digit number this ten digit number is called the PNR which is on the tickets. The passengers details like name, age, gender, mobile no etc are saved in the database with the reference number it also contain the information about the booking status & current status of the tickets. Thus the new reservation status is called as PNR status. Now you are having the question that where to find the PNR number in ticket? Right. The number is printed on the top corner of the tickets. But when the tickets are books online the PNR number is on the top of separate cell in the tatkal autofill form. If we want to check the PNR status in tickets there are many ways that are enquiry through the online website, using the SMS, by mobile, railway enquiry counters & finally check the reservation charts. PNR number is important travelling by train but it become useless when we complete the journey it does not available to the public. The PNR number last till 9 months in the database of the Indian Railway after that it get removed from the database. Metro trains are design with latest technology & numbers of facilities but they run in few cities like Mumbai, Delhi & Kolkata it has the high demand so government has decided to expand it in the others cities. The metro train tickets are not generated the PNR number because no one can reserve the site in the train they run on the schedule time. The Express & super fast Express can booked the reserved tickets of train so the PNR number can be generate on each tickets to identify the passenger this facilities are made available for the non reserved trains. The center of railway Information System stores the information of the passenger details in the database it create the 10 digits number called as PNR status number when the person bys the tickets of an Indian Railway. The PNR number can only booked the six passenger tickets in a group. So the PNR status is not so difficult to understand or to find so for checking tickets status use the PNR page for easy checking status of the tickets. Why it’s so important to check PNR status because it is very common to find the train tickets in waiting list while we are booking the tickets on Indian Railway. For confirmation of tickets we should check the current PNR status.

Lucknow Railway Station Charbagh

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Lucknow railway station is one of the most beautiful stations from the two main railway stations in Lucknow city.  More than the Railway Station it is one of the beautiful architecture along with the institution history of century. The building of the Railway station is foundation stone laid in 1914 & it is completed in year 1923. It was designed by the engineer Prasad for Ms Lanebrown & Hulett. It was opened in year 1867 for the Lucknow-Kanpur traffic. The Lucknow division was the part of East Indian railway in year 1952. The official name of the Lucknow railway station is the Lucknow NR. The word Char Bagh means the four gardens it is also connected with all metro & important cities like Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi, and Mumbai, Jammu. It is the busiest station in India 85 passengers trains were originate from here & 300 trains pass from this station.  It handle about 110 coaching that has 220 trains 33 pairs of goods are handled by this station & this will increase the demand of traffic. It has rectangular ground plan with its projection & there are many towers of clusters Awadhi domes it is the wide raise platform which has various has & rooms for the passenger for official purposes. It is also the main hub of Lucknow-Kanpur Suburban Railway system. It has nine platforms. The Lucknow station has some unique feature that it has the aerial view of the building that looks like chess board & pillars appears as the chess game so it is consider as the most beautiful station in India. The Government Railway police of India have given the certificate of ISO 9001.  Platform No. 6 has accessible to two wheelers & for cars it has the cabway & the cabway is third cabway in Indian Railway after Howrah railway station. on May in year 2016 160 express train 28 superfast trains 18 slow passenger trains was started from or pass through the Lucknow Railway Station. The old Lucknow station was terminus for meter gauge trains of North Eastern Railway zone then most of the tracks has conversion to 1676mm broad gauge of under the Unigauge projects but Now the station does not has the meter gauge tracks. Lucknow is also known for ganga, Jamuni so how we forget the Charbagh of this aspect. Outside the station Hanuman temple is attaché next to it. The railway station is really beautiful with the extra ordinary exteriors & palace garden in front of station. It is the heart of the city for public transport. Underground parking must be there for growing traffic the upper part of the station has the multipurpose restaurants, small shopping mall & entertainment area so the people who are waiting for trains can use their time over there. The lower part has the parking areas for the vehicles. The major problem missing in the railway station is the cleanliness outside & inside should be clean in all sense. The new metro project was started in Charbagh station which keeps the station healthy. The people of Lucknow also called it as ‘Chhoti Lines’ to the railway station. The railway station has some facilities of washrooms, waiting area, food court, shopping areas, ATM & drinking water are available. They ate trying to remodel the station which will be turn into the world class station. Inside the remodeling is going on that will look like an airport. The separate arrival & departure are the part of plan so the platform will become less crowded.

Improving Energy Efficiency

Indian railway has the one of the most strong & world largest railway network & it serves since the year 1853  the railway network spread over 117,996 track kilometers connecting 8,073 stations. Indian railway transportation serves the 8.39 billion passengers to their stations. Indian railway is the backbone of Indian transports infrastructure along with their ports & highways. Railways also share the other core infrastructure sectors like coal, steel, power, cement & other sectors like fertilizers is high as 70%. Now we will talk about improving energy efficiency in Indian Railway the Indian rail has the conscious about the saving the energy by using it in proper way. It is said that the Energy saved is Energy Generated it offers the unique features of regenerative braking & the kinetic energy is re- converted into electrical energy. Indian Railway has planned to introduce energy head on Generation scheme. In this scheme the electric energy for air conditioning & for lightning in rail coaches is get from the locomotive. There are two trains are running through this technique & very fast the other 60 trains will be on this system. The government of India has decided to do the project that support to improve the energy efficiency in Indian Railways & soon it has been strengthened by the centre of Excellence on energy efficiency & find the solution at Indian Railway Institute of Electrical Engineering Nashik, Maharashtra. The technical training was provided to the 791 railways officers of the IREEN & the National Academy of Indian Railway at Gujarat on improving energy efficiency. The Dadar station of Mumbai were selected for implementing new energy efficiency, building management tool, & promptly diagnoses the electric power problem & take immediate action over the problem. There are some of the key pilot projects taken by the Indian Railways. Project first was at Delhi they provided the 200 super energy efficiency fans & solar pumps including the supply, fixing & commissioning of LED lights in 150 non-AC class. Second was at Baroda House project they give them the smart sensors & smart grid system to the office of Indian Railway. Next was at Dadar station they installed the building systems & also implement the energy measures. The Indian Railway has the consumption of energy has been increase over year it has been increase about 20% for non-traction so the Indian Railway has develop the EECP program which means long-term energy efficiency & conservation program. The Indian Railway has replaced the tube lights with LED, they also replace the 90W fans to 60W, & use of energy efficient pumps has been increased. Thus there is high improvement in the energy efficiency in Indian Railway.

Barog Railway Station

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Barog railway station is the little railway station in Solan District in Indian in state of Himachal Pradesh located in the Choor Chandni Hill of Himalayas & has the colourfull history. The station was built in 1903 the building of station has Scottish-style gabled roofs & it is surrounded by the mountains hills which has the beautiful nature. Station is on UNESCO site Kalka-Shimla Railway the station is located at the altitude of 1,552metres above & the railway station has allocated the code of BOF under jurisdiction of Ambala railway division. Barog station was settled in early 20th century during the narrow gauge of Kalka-Shimla Railway. Many residents are there in Barog they stay over there in houses & flats. The economy depends on tourists, who come here for its cool climate & proximately to Chandigarh. The person over there depends on agriculture & especially on tomato & the local public is illiterate which result in economy of progress. The Barog station also serves the fitness camp for Indian National Hockey & athletic teams’ members. The Barog station also has the tunnel which is longest of 103 operational tunnels on the route of Shimla Railway basically trains take the 2.5 minutes to cross the tunnels. Shimla also knows as the Queens of Hills & is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. There are two longest tunnels on the track they are at Barog & other is Tara Devi the tunnels were built between 1900 & 1903 by the Engineer of Dharampur division. It named after Barog is a British Railway Engineer. During its construction the Barog Tunnel passes through fissured sandstone that has tragic tale. At both the ends the workers were digging & boring but they do not meet or cross the center of the mountain. The workers become hopeless & they start to blame the Colonel Barog but he also realizes that the calculation he had done was wrong & the both ends of the tunnel could not meet. The British engineer could not like this that all workers are blaming to his work, so he shot himself in his because he gets into the long desperation. His dog seeing his master death ran to the village near the railway station for the help. However the people reach over there he was dead. He was buried in front of the tunnel near the Kalka-Shimla Railway Station. After his death the forlorn tunnels has been closed. Then the other Chief Engineer H.S Herlington given the charge to built the new tunnel but the Engineer face the same problem that he also not finds the proper alignment of the railway track. Then he takes the guidance from the Baba Bhalku a saint near Chali. Tunnel was construct one Kilometer away from earlier ones & expense was needed is of Rs.8.40 lakh the work of the tunnel & it was completed in Sept 1903 so the name given as Colonel Berog to the Tunnel No 23. It said that the Baba Bhalku help the British Railway Engineers to built other tunnels on the Shimla-kalka railway track.