Author Archives: theevandi

Diwali/Puja Specials 2015 from Mumbai/Maharashtra

Western and Central Railway zones of the Indian Railway have announced various special train services to be run on the festival holiday season of Navaratri, Puja and Diwali (Deepawali) on the months of October and November 2016. These include trains from ...

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Diwali Special Trains 2015 for Northern India

Diwali Special trains for 2015 announced by Northern Railway and East Central Railway connecting different parts of Northern India. Special trains listed here run between Delhi and Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab and Haryana, as well as between Delhi and various ...

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Some Durontos to Have Commercial Stoppages!

For quite some time speculations had been flying around fast and thick that Indian Railways’ class of Duronto Expresses would be discontinued. This is why when Central Railway announced that Duronto Expresses owned by the zone would have commercial stoppages with effect from January ...

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Trip Report: 00611 TVC-KJM “Suvidha” Special

Southern Railway had announced that they would run the “Premium”, now renamed Suvidha special train on the same kickass timetable of the 22657/8 Trivandrum – Bangalore City – TVC Premium that was announced in the 2014-15 railway budget to on ...

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The Great Indian High Speed Rail Dream – Part 3

Despite its obvious advantages with regards to speed, capacity and environmental benefits, the general public seem to have many apprehensions when it comes to implementing high speed rail projects in India. Of course, there are a lot many people opposed ...

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Onam Festival Special Trains to Kerala 2015

As every year, special train services have been announced by various zones of Indian Railways on the occasion of the Onam festival of 2015 between various parts of the country and Kerala. Here are the details of those trains. Thiruvonam ...

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The Great Indian High Speed Rail Dream – Part 2

Motion blur photo of high speed train running at full speed reflecting off the sunset

There are many reasons why India needs a network of very fast trains. This is not just because those gleaming, whizzing, shining marvels of technological wizardry are the most effective and efficient ways to move our large populations by cutting ...

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