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Mysore - Chennai Vande Bharat runs almost packed. Getting a ticket with a 2 day window of travel is quite difficult.

High time Railways does a thorough study of passenger traffic and introduces a VB every 3-4 hours.
Wew finally and people were saying who would travel with such high fairs.
 

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Wew finally and people were saying who would travel with such high fairs.
Katra has 2 vande Bharat. Most of the time you won't find tickets 24 hrs before journey.
Similarly I travel to Agra a lot. 2xshatabdi, 1 gatimaan and 1vb, still I have trouble getting tickets many a time.

Heck even long distance rajdhanis are always running full with big waitlist. 1AC of any train, you will never find a confirmed ticket if you do not book atleast a month before.
 

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> Cabinet approves six multi tracking railway projects worth 12,343 crore, set to be completed by 2029-30
> will go to states like Rajasthan, Gujarat, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Assam and Nagaland.
> will increase the existing network of Indian Railways by 1020 kms and will provide employment of about 3 crore man-days to the people of the states.
  • 178.28 km of Ajmer-Chanderiya
  • 131.27 km of Jaipur-Sawai Madhopur
  • 271.97 km of Luni-Samdari-Bhildi in Gujarat and Rajasthan
  • 7.062 km of Agthori-Kamakhya with new Rail cum Road Bridge in Assam
  • 140 km of Lumding-Furkating in Assam and Nagaland
  • 88.81 km of Motumari-Vishnupuram and Rail over Rail at Motumari in Telangana & Andhra Pradesh.
 

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Ya'll Nibbiars The This is one of the most confident & daring motorman have come across in tje life Takes a Lot of guts to brake the way he did! And the Siemens sound like.

 

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A diesel locomotive-hauled freight train travelled more than 70 km from Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua to a village in Punjab's Hoshiarpur district without its drivers on Sunday, officials said.

No casualty or damage to property has been reported, they said and added that an inquiry has been ordered into the incident that took place between 7.25 am and 9 am.

The 53-wagon train loaded with chip stones was on its way to Punjab from Jammu, the officials said.

The train had stopped at the Kathua railway station in Jammu for a driver change and it seems that it began to roll down a slope gradient track on the Jammu-Jalandhar section, a spokesperson of the Northern Railway said, citing preliminary information.

Both drivers -- loco pilot and assistant loco pilot -- were not on board the freight train, the officials said.

The train gained speed along the way, finally coming to a stop on a steep gradient near Unchi Bassi railway station in Punjab, they said.

Divisional traffic manager, Jammu, Prateek Srivastava told PTI that "an inquiry has been initiated to know the exact cause of the incident. Prima facie, it seems that the train started rolling down the slope gradient towards Punjab without the driver and his assistant". -- PTI

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Another Bhagwan-Bharose moment at IR. Lucky this didn't end up in the 'tragic stories' section.
 

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JAMMU TO KASHMIR DIRECT TRAIN SERVICE || SANGALDAN TO KASHMIR || T50

 

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This is really cool system. Might good for Indian ctities.

Lengthier buses are an issue in most old Indian cities and would be big nuisance for other traffic on road - Unless you have dedicated elevated road upon viaducts - where you can run Hybrid Buses(akin to in and around Seattle). But given in Indian context - such expensive solution fail to cater high population density needs. Most people opt for Metros rail &/or strengthen last mile connectivity via Mini Buses(increasingly they are of Electric variety).
 

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Lengthier buses are an issue in most old Indian cities and would be big nuisance for other traffic on road - Unless you have dedicated elevated road upon viaducts - where you can run Hybrid Buses(akin to in and around Seattle). But given in Indian context - such expensive solution fail to cater high population density needs. Most people opt for Metros rail &/or strengthen last mile connectivity via Mini Buses(increasingly they are of Electric variety).
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Lengthier buses are an issue in most old Indian cities and would be big nuisance for other traffic on road - Unless you have dedicated elevated road upon viaducts - where you can run Hybrid Buses(akin to in and around Seattle). But given in Indian context - such expensive solution fail to cater high population density needs. Most people opt for Metros rail &/or strengthen last mile connectivity via Mini Buses(increasingly they are of Electric variety).
Can be considered for last mile connectivity for Metro lines or at least in Mumbai for suburban & metro lines . But the sizes will need to be reduced.
 

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Lets see how profitable it is. This can be tried on new expressways and longer route. But not within cities. Most cities are not designed to handle articulated buses much less a Bus-train.
 
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That's inter city. The video's referring to intra city. It was tried out in cities like Mumbai on longer routes but failed. Ditto for Delhi IIRC. RN the only city it's operating in with some modicum of success is Ahmedabad
 

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That's inter city. The video's referring to intra city. It was tried out in cities like Mumbai on longer routes but failed. Ditto for Delhi IIRC. RN the only city it's operating in with some modicum of success is Ahmedabad
But that too are non articulated. Barring sprinkling of extra long or articulated buses as shuttle transport within some airports. Articulated buses have limited use in our traffic choked cities. IIRC CTU opposed full length normal buses and wanted short buses only to run in Chandigarh as the former was loathsome to handle in tight traffic and corners - and also because of low ridership - economics did not make sense(most people use their own transport)
 

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