CONCEPTS & EXTRACTS IN HINDUISM By :: Pt. Santosh Bhardwaj       

PALACE ON WHEELS ROUTE :: The train chugs out of Safdarjung Railway Station New Delhi cantonment on a week-long run through Rajasthan. It covers Jaipur, Sawai Madho Pur, Udai Pur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharat Pur and Agra.
ROYAL RAJASTHAN ON WHEELS ROUTE :: It departs from Delhi and visits Sawai Madhopur, Udai Pur, Jaipur, Bharat Pur, Agra, and Varanasi.
DECCAN ODYSSEY ROUTE :: Starts on from Mumbai and visits Sindhu Durg (Tarkarli Beach), Goa, Kolha Pur, Ajanta and Ellora Caves, and Nasik.
GOLDEN CHARIOT ROUTE :: Pride of the South: The journey begins from Bangalore and traverses through the Nagar Hole National Park, Mysore, visiting Srirangapatna, Mysore Palace and continuing to the historical sites of Shravanabelagola, Belur and Halebidu, and a world heritage site Hampi. Thereafter, it enters Badami and Pattadakal and finally the beaches of Goa before culminating the trip in Bangalore.
SOUTHERN SPLENDOUR ROUTE ::  It covers three states taking travellers through exotic locales starting from Bangalore and passing through Pondi Cherry, Tamil Nadu and ending the journey in Kochi.
MAHA PARI NIRVAN ROUTE :: It’s a sacred journey that includes visits to the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites of Lumbini (where the Buddha was born), Bodh Gaya (where he attained enlightened), Varanasi (where he first preached) and Kushi Nagar (where he passed away and attained nirvana).
First causality has taken place in the railways for inefficiency, added with disrepute due to the misdeeds of  the former ministers son. Prabhu might be the real PRABHU of the Indian Railways after Nitish-the misguided-hot headed-egoist.[10.11.2014]
Prabhu should be pragmatic instead of being an populist person. Railways can earn twice just by checking ticket less travel and involvement of the employees and touts in ticket booking.
जाना था जापान पहुँच गये चीन :: गाड़ी को आनंद विहार जाना था पर जा पहुँची नई दिल्ली। कहिये कैसी रही ?![13.07.2014]
Transport under the private as well as government is grossly mismanaged, due to corruption, nepotism, indifferent attitude, political interference and criminalization.
महज यात्री किराये और भाड़े की सही तरीके से बसूली 11,000 करोड़ अतिरिक्त पैदा कर सकती है। 
पूरी वसूली से ही मार्ग-पटरियों को अत्याधुनिक बनाया जा सकता है और दुगना मार्ग बढ़ाया जा सकता है। 
100 किलो मीटर का किराया  मात्र 11 रूपये और फिर भी 3/4 लोग बगैर टिकट। टिकट खिड़की मात्र 15 मिनट पहले खुलती है और क्लर्क टिकट देने में कोताही बरतता है।3 महीने तक की बुकिंग प्राप्य-उपलब्ध नहीं है फिर भी घटा ही घाटा। सहयोगी दल 11 साल बाद किराया बढ़ने पर सरकार की आलोचना करते हैं-किसलिए ?! 
खिड़की-बुकिंग खुली नहीं कि मात्र दस मिनट में गाड़ी फुल। 
चलती गाड़ी ऐसे झूलती है, जैसे लक्ष्मण झूला। 
पटरी के दोनों तरफ गंदगी-बदबू ऐसी कि बर्दाश्त के बाहर। स्टेशन पर पटरियों गंदगी और बदबू। पटरियों का प्रयोग शहर में शौचालय की तरह होता है। सुबह कई कई किलो मीटर तक लोग पटरियों पर लाइन लगा कर बैठे होते हैं; शौच के लिये। 
दुरन्तो में डिब्बे दूसरी गाड़ियों के लगे हैं और लाइन क्लियर के लाले। गाड़ी सिग्नल पर जंगल में खड़ी रहती है। एक बार पानी देकर दुबारा नहीं देना। सुबह गाड़ी रुकने से पहले हर यात्री से बख्शीस जरूर माँगना। क्या कर्मचारियों को तनख्वाह नहीं मिलती ?
क्या यही है भारतीय रेल?! :: This is the 28th day; and 2nd accident has occurred. 3rd accident too occurred the same day in the same region, due to sabotage. The government should enforce discipline in the department. Tracks needs up-gradation, regular monitoring, relaying, immediate repairs-which the senior officials are not willing to do, since they do not want to come out of their AC chambers. Engine drivers need sufficient rest and facilities. They should follow the model of AMTRAK OF US. The railways should shift to automatic signalling, immediately at all levels-stations. One must not expect miracles over night as the media is portraying. Its plagued with corruption at each and every level.
Railways claimed in in journal June issue that the excreta is removed when the train gains a speed of 30 Km/hr out side the periphery of cities, which is absolutely wrong. It talked of fixing bio-latrines in the trains to remove facal mass-excreta, with the help of DRDO. The trains in Japan are cleared of the facal mass at big railway stations with high pressure water canons and almost same technology is utilized in aeroplanes. The bio mass is then gainfully utilized for producing energy and green manure-compost. WHAT OBSTRUCTS THE INDIAN RAILWAYS FROM FOLLOWING THIS TECHNIQUE WHICH IS CONVENIENT, TIME SAVING AND PROFITABLE!?
As a part of their habit some journalists are taunting the government of ACHCHHE DIN AYAENGE-SLOGAN (-अच्छे दिन आयेंगे स्लोगन). Don't they know that it takes 9 months to deliver the child. Woman generally don't conceive immediately after marriage, these days. Compare 1 month with 60 years of mis rule. Relax-Have patience.[29.06.2014]
खाना इतना कम दिया जाता है कि आदमी का पेट भर ही न सके। दो परांठे एक दाल और सब्जी, थोड़ा सा चावल, थोड़ी दही।  परांठे इतने छोटे हैं कि बच्चा भी भूखा रह जाये। मीनू हमेशा वही रहता है। और ऊपर से बड़ी बेशर्मी के साथ बख्शीश माँगना। पानी की एक बोतल दे कर छुट्टी। और चाहिए तो पैसा दो। 
Food served during the journey is of poor quality. The cheese is definitely too bad to eat. The spices are not powered-grinded. The consumer do not get what he pays for.
The passengers were made to pay revised fares during the journey on 28th, even though there was no mention of it, in the e-ticket. This is unethical and against the law, involving breach of contract. A case has been filed in the Hon. Delhi High Court.[02.07.2014]
Railway successfully tested the running of high speed train between Delhi and Agra to cover the distance in 99 minutes. There was a derailment at Bharuch. This is the same track over which "चलती गाड़ी ऐसे झूलती है, जैसे लक्ष्मण झूला जैसी लगती है।" The coaches and the engine must be thoroughly examined before taking them over the track. The track needs immediate overhauling. The track up to KATRA connecting Maan Vaeshno Devi Shrine  has been dedicated to the pilgrims by Modi-The PM.[04.07.2014]
Railway Budget opened up the pioneering-championing efforts for the cause of high speed trains called maglev and bullet India in addition tot he conventional trains, in spite of opposition from Congress and other parties. India is in urgent need of such maneuvers.
A lot of attention and due consideration has been given to hither to untouched areas like religious tourism and the completion of pending projects. It has to be seen if the government is eager to connect areas like Laddakh to Kanya Kumari, by rail route. Laddakh can easily be turned into a cyber city and a front to counter act Chinese intrusion [.09.07.2014]
Maglev stands for magnetic levitation, a mechanism used for train propulsion. The train moves over the magnetic field created by opposite poles of magnetic field by eliminating wheels, axles, noise.It moves slightly over the track, say 5-6 cm. A phenomenal speed of 580 km/hr has been achieved though in practice its run over a speed of 300 km/hr, only. At present Japan, Germany, China and South Korea are using this technique. Though there is basic difference in the methods of leviation, yet principle is same.
Its possible to achieve super speeds in levitation trains by using opposite charges: Positive-positrons and Negative-electrons. The train  will be able to produce electricity as and when its made to run, side by side.
Nizamuddin, New Delhi and Delhi Junctions need at least 4 more tracks-platforms, each. A lot of space is available near Pragati Maidan and Anand Vihar terminus. Mismanagement is at its peak at these stations. Grossly incompetent-corrupt people are posted at these important stations. A number of trains have to wait out side the city for entry to the platforms. At least 8 tracks are needed between Nizamuddin and Mathura. Moti Bagh can be utilized for introducing some trains to Jaipur, Ajmer, Udai Pur, Ahmadabad.
BULLET TRAIN :: INDIA is ready for bullet trains era without improving exiting net work. It appreciable to have mag-lev's, bullet trains; but what about common masses and the continuous pilferage in revenue, which are sufficient to finance one such train every year. India is looking to Japan and China as its preferred choices but what about Germany? it too have experience in such trains. As far as China is concerned even the kids world over, know about the low quality-duplicate goods manufactured by it. Still the choice is open. Japaneses goods have good quality and safety systems along with vide experience, in the field.
India is going to build its first Bullet Train. The foundation has been laid. It may be operational between Ahmadabad and Mumbai on 15th August, 2022 [16.09.2017]
Thousands of posts are lying vacant in railways. But the railways continues to over burden its drivers resulting in fatal accidents and loss of property. Recent accidents reveal the pathetic working conditions of railway employees.[05.10.2104]
Modi says, he will not privatise the railways.
AMAZING  INDIAN RAILWAYS अद्भुत भारतीय रेल ::
(1). HIGHEST RAIL BRIDGE :: Indian Railway is constructing the highest rail bridge over Chenab-river, in J&K. It will be  five times the height of Qutub Minar and  taller than the Eiffel Tower.
(2). SALARY PACKAGE :: Loco-drivers are paid more than an average software engineer's salaries to the tune of Rs. 1 Lakh per month and more.
(3). LOYALTY :: No loco-pilot has abandoned the train even in the face of certain death.
(4). RECORD HITS :: The Indian Railways website gets close to 12 Lakh hits per minute. Hourly traffic on is more than annual traffic of some of the most popular Indian websites. It can support almost 5 million threads at one time. 
(5). SLOWEST TRAIN :: The slowest train goes uphill at the speed of 10 kilometres per hour. One can jump off the train, light up a smoke, take few drags and climb on the train again. It’s the Mettupalayam Ooty Nil Giri Passenger train.
(6). TRACKS :: If the tracks of Indian railways were to be laid out, they would circle the earth almost 1.5 times. The full track length of Indian Railways can circle the equator one-and-a-half times.
(7). TOILETS :: The trains got toilets after Indian Railways completed about 50 years! The, passengers had to wait till the next station to answer the call of nature! One Okhil Chandra wrote a letter to Indian Railways and finally, there were toilets in 1909!
(8). EMPLOYMENT OF ELEPHANTS :: Elephants were used to position the cartridges.
(9). AGE OF INDIAN RAILWAYS :: Its 162 years old, now! It came to being on 16th April, 1853. 
(10). LONGEST NAME OF A STATION :: The station with the longest name is Venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta. Sometimes it's prefixed with Shri. 
(11). SMALLEST NAME OF A STATION :: The station with the smallest name is IB in Odisha.
(12). MOST UNRELIABLE TRAIN :: It's Guwahati-Trivandrum Express with average late running of  ten to twelve hours!
(13). LONGEST TUNNEL :: It's the Pir Panjal Railway tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir, 11.215 Km in length!
(14). MANUAL SIGNALLING :: Prior to installing Automatic Point System, hundreds of employees lost their hands and fingers trying to fix it manually. Every time a train got delayed and one. complained, an Indian Railways employee probably lost his limbs.
(15). LONGEST RAIL ROUTE :: The longest running train Vivek Express, covers a distance of 4273 km between Dibru Garh and Kanya Kumari.
(16). SHORTEST RAILWAY JOURNEY :: The shortest distance covered between two successive stations is just 3 Km between Nagpur and Ajni.
(17). NON STOP TRAIN :: Trivandrum-Nizamuddin Raj Dhani Express, covers a distance of 528 km without a single stop.
(18). BUSIEST JUNCTION :: Lucknow is the busiest junction in the nation with 64 trains coming in and move out, every day.
(19). MASSIVE NET WORK :: It's running 11,000 trains everyday!
(20). MASSIVE CARRIER :: It transports almost 2.5 crore passengers everyday which is nearly equal to the total population of New Zealand, Australia and Tasmania put together!
(21). LARGEST RAILWAY MUSEUM IN ASIA :: Rail Museum in Delhi is the largest in Asia. It has working as well as non-working models. Some of the Chhuk-Chhuk trains are back on the track for site seeing.
(22). STATION COVERING TWO STATES :: The railway station of Nav Pur is built in two states; half in Maharashtra and the rest in Gujarat.
(23). MASCOT :: Bholu, the Guard Elephant is it's mascot.
(24). FIRST TRAIN :: The first train in India ran on 16th April 1853 from Bombay to Thane.
(25). BUILDERS OF FIRST RAIL ROAD :: The first railroad was constructed by two Indians-Jagan Nath Shunker Seth and Jamset Jee Jee Bhoy.
(26). DISTANCE COVERED EVERYDAY :: The total distance covered by Indian Railways everyday equals three and a half times the distance to the moon.
(27) WORK FORCE :: With over 1.6 million employees, Indian Railways is the world's 9th largest employer.
(28). MONOPOLY :: Indian Railways is a monopoly. It is owned by the government.
(29). RECORD STOPS :: Howrah-Amritsar Express has 115 stops, the record maximum for an Express train.
(30). COMPUTERISED RESERVATIONS :: In 1986, Indian Railways started its first computerised reservation in New Delhi.
(31). WORLDS LARGEST INTERLOCKING SYSTEM :: New Delhi Main Station, has the world's largest route relay interlocking system. 
(32). LONGEST PLATE FORM OF THE WORLD :: With a length of 1366.33 meters, Gorakh Pur in Uttar Pradesh is the longest platform in the world.
(33). WORLD'S LARGEST NETWORK :: Indian Railways is one of the world's largest railway networks, with 115,000 km of tracks and a route of 65,000 km.
(34). LARGEST NUMBER OF RAILWAY STATIONS :: There are 7,500 railway stations in India.
(35). TRACK TRAIN SCHEDULE :: A mobile app system to track train schedules has been introduced by Indian Railways in 2014.


  1. The Shiv Sena on Friday continued its attack on India and Japan’s joint venture of bullet train. In the editorial of its mouthpiece, Saamna, the party said that if Indian railways had taken lessons from Japan on the safety formula of its railway system, the country would have been happier.

    1. People of Mumbai would have been happier had Shiv Saeniks shun Gunda Gardi and improved its infrastructure. Its sitting over piles of garbage, choked sewers, unrepaired roads, packed buses, slums. Bullets trains are going profit Mumbai only.


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