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Blog Posts by Ronnie Braganza~
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General
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May 10 2015 (16:33)   LTT/Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (5 PFs)

vfirke~   625 blog posts   11 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 1463101            Tags   Past Edits
I have seen many people complaining about the LTT station. I personally feel that it is a very good station but only if you know some things about LTT.
1) If you stay far away from LTT, then please book MERU cab or any other cab online. Never take a cab/auto from the cabs/autos waiting at the stations, they demand ridiculously high fares for even the shortest distances. You can altenately go outside the station inside Tilaknagar where you may get a cab/auto which charges normal fare.
2) If your train reaches LTT
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at odd time(in case the train is late) stay in the dormitory rather than waiting in the station premises as there are a number of thiefs and they mostly target passengers travelling alone.(Checkout time of dormitory is 8am)
3) Always reach 1hr before the departure of your train to the station especially if you don't know much about the station or if you are first time traveller from this station.
4) The station is well connected to Domestic and International airports and Navi Mumbai by Santacruz-Chembur Link Road(SCLR). Also connected to Navi Mumbai by Harbour Line.
5) Nearest Suburban station is Tilaknagar and if you hav to go to this station please go to the end of the platform it is near from there ascompared to the new building.
6) One good thing is that a lot of people go to Tilaknagar station after the arrival of a train so no problems evan if you arrive at 11pm or 12am.
7) If you have to go to Central suburbs like Vikroli, Bhandup or even Kurla, get down at Thane/Kalyan and get a suburban train from there.

7 posts - May 2015

1 posts - Thu Jul 09, 2015

  
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Jul 17 2015 (00:09)
Ronnie Braganza~   114 blog posts
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Retiring Rooms are available at Cstm, Mumbai Central, Ltt, Bandra. At Cstm I am not sure where it is, but I have heard that the furniture there is quite old, Ltt & bandra is not suitable for families because of the surrounding area

  
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Jul 17 2015 (16:45)
hrishikeshyadav29   43 blog posts   4 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1463101-11            Tags   Past Edits
brother if i had booked a retiring room then which person should i have to report ?

  
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Jul 17 2015 (21:56)
Ronnie Braganza~   114 blog posts
Re# 1463101-12            Tags   Past Edits
There is a Caretaker at the entrance of Retiring rooms, Carry your own padlock for safety reason

  
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Jul 18 2015 (14:53)
hrishikeshyadav29   43 blog posts   4 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1463101-13            Tags   Past Edits
do i have to take print out of booking slip with me?

  
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Mar 25 2017 (01:28)
vfirke~   625 blog posts   11 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1463101-14            Tags   Past Edits
Now all the approach roads to LTT as well as Tilaknagar are in a good shape.
All thanks to Rail Minister coming to LTT for inauguration of LTT - Tatanagar Antyodaya, or else the roads would have never been repaired.

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Ticket Booking/WL
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May 23 2016 (17:30)   22635/Madgaon - Mangaluru Central Intercity Express

kiranabc07   86 blog posts   34 correct pred (52% accurate)
Entry# 1860904            Tags   Past Edits
Don't waste your money for booking in 2S travel between Mao to Maq or Maq to Mao.Better to take unreserved ticket because no chart at 2S coach and all unreserved passengers board it and just it seems like an unreserved passenger train.Don't know much about CC coach but no tte found and there were more people than its capacity.

  
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May 23 2016 (22:12)
Ronnie Braganza~   114 blog posts
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This train is a waste, never reaches its destination on time either way, its always late by an hour after karwar & after suratkhal in both direction.
Pity, Runs almost empty. Most passengers are taken by the passenger train.

  
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May 23 2016 (23:15)
RTR180   1033 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1860904-2            Tags   Past Edits
Runs empty? Those days are gone. 22635 is always 75-80% full and runs ontime. 22636 runs with lesser occupancy and also gets delayed 9/10 times due to long halts for crossing at Canacona and Balli.

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Mar 21 2017 (16:11)
sudarshankini~   16 blog posts
Re# 1860904-4            Tags   Past Edits
in kannada there is a saying "ootake illada uppinakai"

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Amenities
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Mar 19 2017 (12:55)   UD/Udupi (2 PFs)

RAVISEETHA   417 blog posts   987 correct pred (62% accurate)
Entry# 2202770            Tags   Past Edits
Udupi Station has only some light refreshment stalls on PF 1. PF2 has only a small strip of shelter like a village R.S.
The station is slightly on an elevated level. There is an elevator to reach the car park from just outside PF 1.
A small budget lodge and an eatery is there just behind tourist car park. Udupi city centre is about 4 kms from the station and Udupi-Manipal highway is about half a km away.
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auto facility seems to be there, although I am not sure if it functions effectively.
The display of coach position is interesting at the notice board. It does not show position of coaches from engine and direction. Instead it shows a coach will stop at the number where it is displayed. For example in our train 22475, engine was at number 24 on the platform, where it stopped. Our coach was 10th from engine. The display notice mentioned A1 would be where 14 number is on the platform. Bit confusing for non regular passengers.
There are just one or two porters at the station who normally show up only before a train is scheduled to arrive. Unless, we request the station staff to call him over his cell phone.

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Mar 20 2017 (21:20)
Ronnie Braganza~   114 blog posts
Re# 2202770-7            Tags   Past Edits
Yes, excellent private buses
  
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Amenities
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Jul 23 2015 (23:08)   UD/Udupi (2 PFs)

Ronnie Braganza~   114 blog posts
Entry# 1549052            Tags   Past Edits
Retiring Rooms available at this station, 3 nos Non Ac on 24 Hrs basis,
Online booking not available, can be booked from normal tkt counter.

  
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Feb 04 2017 (13:53)
Gajendra Sahu~   1313 blog posts   159 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 1549052-1            Tags   Past Edits
how to book retiring rooms?
  
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Food/Restaurants
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Dec 25 2015 (21:26)   SVDK/Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra (3 PFs)

vams97   3 blog posts   2 correct pred (40% accurate)
Entry# 1691609            Tags   Past Edits
Irctc is maintaining good lodging and boarding with middle-class rates and provides free travel from katra station to banganga check post.

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Oct 07 2016 (19:29)
Ronnie Braganza~   114 blog posts
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what are check in timings of this guest house, can it be booked online?
what are the places of tourist interest around this station

  
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Oct 07 2016 (19:44)
Kirti~   4244 blog posts   1687 correct pred (61% accurate)
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Prepaid Are available at SVDK?

  
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Nov 18 2016 (09:56)
vams97   3 blog posts   2 correct pred (40% accurate)
Re# 1691609-7            Tags   Past Edits
Yes. IRCTC.
Tourist places are goddess herself.

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Food/Restaurants
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Mar 12 2016 (19:04)   VM/Villupuram Junction (6 PFs)

ppraburajkumar   402 blog posts   547 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 1765055            Tags   Past Edits
Come out of the station and walk through the Pondy main road . Variety of hotels / mess available that suits ur budget . dont depend on useless , costly and hazardous food items sold in platform and in station . of the worst stations in SR where all the items are sold above MRP .

  
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Oct 30 2016 (20:29)
Ronnie Braganza~   114 blog posts
Re# 1765055-1            Tags   Past Edits
how safe is the retiring rooms for family at this station
  
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Oct 27 2016 (10:46)   CSTM/Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (18 PFs)

12188 मुम्बई जबलपुर गरीबरथ एक्सप्रेस~   442 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2038212            Tags   Past Edits
Cloak room/ luggage room is at just left of PF 14
You have to scan your luggage and stick the Railway sticker on it
Scanner Machine is just in front of it approximate in walking distance (10 step).
with your luggage you have to show your reservation ticket, in which station should be mentioned as CST.
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lock your luggage (mandatory).
no carton boxes, parcel, hand bags are allowed.

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Oct 27 2016 (23:35)
Ronnie Braganza~   114 blog posts
Re# 2038212-4            Tags   Past Edits
New Delhi, the personnel who are manning the scanning are not at all doing their duties instead you can find them either dozing or reading newspapers, poor passengers have to lift their heavy luggage to put on scanner machine & again remove other side thinking it is scanned

  
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Oct 28 2016 (00:25)
manindersaini3   95 blog posts   64 correct pred (69% accurate)
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Yes, that's right.
  
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Lodging
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Aug 16 2016 (15:18)   YPR/Yesvantpur Junction (6 PFs)

trainloverfromCR1979~   194 blog posts   2358 correct pred (69% accurate)
Entry# 1964411            Tags   Past Edits
Please do not stay at Veekay Tourist Home (close to exit of pf 1 Yesvantpur Jn). Its the worst hotel experience we had. When I booked the hotel by checking their site, I found it fine and it is closer to Yesvantpur Jn. When we checked into the room we noticed that there was no intercom to call reception, TV did not had remote and the TV itself was not working.
All night I was bitten by bedbugs and I could hardly sleep. I had rashes on my arms, back, forehead. Next day found that there was no hot water in our room. Checked with reception and they said that we can take bath in another room. That another room was having
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smell of cigaretts, liquor. We complained all this to reception but they did not even bother to apologize or give us some sort of discounts. We checked with few others in the hotel and found similar situation. We checked out immediately the next day.
The driver of car that we hired told us that there are some good hotels near to pf 6 of Yesvanpur Jn.

  
Sep 25 2016 (18:34)
Ronnie Braganza~   114 blog posts
Re# 1964411-1            Tags   Past Edits
You can always book online retiring rooms at this station available on 12/24 hrs or at info counter on Pf 6
hot water available throughout.

  
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Sep 26 2016 (15:45)
trainloverfromCR1979~   194 blog posts   2358 correct pred (69% accurate)
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I was not aware of the retiring rooms at the time we traveled to Yesvantpur. Now, I know so will try these when visiting some other places.
  
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Auto/Taxi/Bus
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Feb 27 2014 (14:27)   PERN/Pernem (2 PFs)

Ronnie Braganza~   114 blog posts
Entry# 1008772            Tags   Past Edits
Pernem rly stn is close to mumbai Mangalore highway, Kadamba buses to Mapusa available at bus stand

  
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Sep 16 2016 (11:09)
rameezshaikh9~   183 blog posts
Re# 1008772-1            Tags   Past Edits
For going to Panjim, are buses available from outside the station or do we have to go to Pernem Bus Stand? Where is the Pernem Bus stand? In Pernem town?

  
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Sep 16 2016 (12:13)
Ronnie Braganza~   114 blog posts
Re# 1008772-2            Tags   Past Edits
To Panjim, get down at Karmali 13kms. for more details see karmali blog

  
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Sep 17 2016 (22:01)
rameezshaikh9~   183 blog posts
Re# 1008772-3            Tags   Past Edits
Yup. But from Pernem, are they available from outside station on nh 66 for Panjim?

  
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Sep 17 2016 (22:03)
rameezshaikh9~   183 blog posts
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I think Kadamba has integrated their schedules on google maps. Because I can see buses between pernem rly station and panjim with their timings on it.
  
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Aug 25 2016 (15:44)   MAJN/Mangaluru Junction (Mangalore) (3 PFs)

shivabhakthan   14 blog posts   15 correct pred (44% accurate)
Entry# 1972251            Tags   Past Edits
If you are travelling in this train to Kannur , get down at MAJN and take bus to Central station never get an auto ..for a 10km travel they charge you 200 /- or else need the bargain power , if you get out of the station and an half km walk you can reach the main road and from there you will get buses to central station and fare is Rs 5/- most of the buses will go through the station.

  
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Aug 25 2016 (22:22)
Ronnie Braganza~   114 blog posts
Re# 1972251-1            Tags   Past Edits
Local buses can be seen during arrival of trains just outside PF 1 on left side of the parking, which gets full soon. check with tea stall boys or coolies.

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