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Sep 19 2015 (15:57)   12610/KSR Bengaluru City - Chennai Central SF Express

LHB for TN Express~   1014 blog posts   183 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 1594503            Tags   Past Edits
If you want to travel with the "CLASS" then its 12028, if you want to travel with the "MASS" then its 12610, This tip not only relates to availability and booking of tickets, but also Availability of space in the train. Courtesy its 17 halts, there's never a dull moment on board the 12610 (especially if you are one of those who don't sleep).
* Tickets during non-peak seasons are available as late as 2 days prior to date of Journey, but even otherwise it doesn't make much of a difference. This train has about 6-8 reserved 2S coaches regularly, occasionally goes upto 10 during weekends and peak season/holidays etc.
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Reason the availability doesn't make a difference is, 90% of the pax boarding the train from BNC/KJM board with a UR ticket and they jump into the 2S coaches and the TTE doesn't give a damn about these people especially since they will be so huge in no., so beware if you are getting up to go to the Washroom post KJM, as decent as the crowd can be sometimes, on many occasions, your seat won't be yours when you return.
* The hawkers from the PC will come by every few minutes and one can follow them if they want to find way through a crowded compartment (how they do it is seriously beyond me); this was by personal experience; followed a guy selling badam milk to get to the wash basin and coffee seller was my guide back to my seat. This was mentioned to highlight the availability of real estate to tread on-board during holiday seasons.
* A significant Majority of the passengers will board and alight at intermediate stations, so if you are traveling end to end, find your seat, sit back and relax for the next 6:30hours; your train will be seem empty only in the SBC-KJM and AJJ/TRL-MAS stretch.
* People traveling with last minute plans, try your luck in the Current Reservation counter in pf1; and if tickets are not available, don't bother walking back out of the building towards the UR booking counter. A single UR ticket window has been opened recently towards the right of the Current Reservation counter (diagonally opposite to the Nandini Milk Booth), buy the ticket and proceed to the train.
* People traveling with Elders/PWD/large family, try to reach SBC as early as 06:00; no you won't find any seat in Lalbagh, this train is usually shunted into pf2/3 as early 05:30-05:45 (info from shunting staff), so if you reach early, you can find a seat of your choice and sit comfortably; especially pax with UR ticket.
* An important note to passengers boarding the first three UR coaches of the train, please make sure you get down at PER and find a bus/auto/EMU home if you don't like getting down in a hurry, the maddening crowd at MAS can push you back into the train if you are not quick enough and are traveling with heavy luggage. One half of the first 3 coaches is reserved for RMS. If your luck is cursed and the RMS isn't in the first half of the first coach towards MAS, forget food from PC coming to your place. You will be lucky if a coffee/vada/cutlet seller comes in some intermediate station and sells his wares and disappears at the next halt.
* Lastly I have been a regular passenger of this train ever since it had RSA with the overnight Madras mail, and 12609/10 is also a personal favorite, so if I have posted this tip under the wrong category, apologies. If not, I would like to reiterate what I said earlier, "If you want to travel with the "CLASS" then its 12028, if you want to travel with the "MASS" then its 12610" Enjoy the ride
CHEERS

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Yesterday (07:33)
Prometh Suresh~   288 blog posts   368 correct pred (58% accurate)
Re# 1594503-10            Tags   Past Edits
I am just suggesting an alternative to 12610 2s travel to Just book in Sleeper of Sanghamitra and travel comfortably

  
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Yesterday (08:43)
Tejas*^~   6554 blog posts   4341 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1594503-11            Tags   Past Edits
I am not sure if the 3 words- SLEEPER, SANGHAMITRA AND COMFORT can ever be mentioned together. :)

  
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Yesterday (22:06)
Prometh Suresh~   288 blog posts   368 correct pred (58% accurate)
Re# 1594503-12            Tags   Past Edits
Sir it's between Bengaluru-Chennai so not much crowd MAS-DNR only it gets crowded

  
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Yesterday (22:24)
LHB for TN Express~   1014 blog posts   183 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1594503-13            Tags   Past Edits
Lets show this gentleman some pics of Sanghamitra SL between Bangalore and Chennai !!! :D lol

  
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Today (03:02)
Tejas*^~   6554 blog posts   4341 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1594503-14            Tags   Past Edits
I've traveled 4 times in this train. Once end to end, twice to MAS and once to KPD. The train acquires cult status even before it arrives at BNC. That's how bad it is.
  
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Today (02:19)   16526/Island Express (PT)

sudhakar35   18 blog posts
Entry# 2299299            Tags   Past Edits
Train 16525 / 16526 must be diverted via Salem - Erode - Karur - Dindigul - Madurai - Virudhunagar - Kovilpatti - Tirunelveli - Nagercoil to reach / depart from Kanniyakumari because there is not enough trains for Salem, Erode and Karur passengers to reach the South TN. Do not talk about 16609 / 16610 and 17235 / 17236.
  
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General
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Oct 03 2015 (18:57)   16526/Island Express (PT)

Manish Jain*^   2416 blog posts   26483 correct pred (62% accurate)
Entry# 1606976            Tags   Past Edits
Jolarpettai intermediate station is missing in it sir

  
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Today (02:12)
sudhakar35   18 blog posts
Re# 1606976-1            Tags   Past Edits
It comes near JTJ via Somanayakanpatti, Tirupattur
  
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Speed/Punctuality
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Dec 01 2015 (09:00)   12658/KSR Bengaluru City - Chennai Central Mail (PT)

MS TPJ section becomes FEDL^~   9969 blog posts   13978 correct pred (86% accurate)
Entry# 1666935            Tags   Past Edits
Can be used as connecting train for Northern regions from MAS due to its early arrival and huge amount of buffer time.

1 posts - Fri Apr 21, 2017

3 posts - Sat Apr 22, 2017

  
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Apr 22 2017 (14:36)
Tabbys star and the Alien outpost~   2550 blog posts
Re# 1666935-5            Tags   Past Edits
I've used it to catch Jan Shatabdi and MAS-SRC on a few occasions, but it does cost quite a bit as mail usually ends up going into waitlist before the direct trains from SBC do and we have to resort to Tatkal. :)
Kaveri or YPR-MAS/MYS-MAS/SSPN-MAS are usually better (in ticket availability) if connecting to Howrah bound trains.

  
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Apr 22 2017 (14:38)
MS TPJ section becomes FEDL^~   9969 blog posts   13978 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 1666935-6            Tags   Past Edits
But the buffer would be less if you take Kaveri.

  
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Apr 22 2017 (14:41)
MS TPJ section becomes FEDL^~   9969 blog posts   13978 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 1666935-7            Tags   Past Edits
Mail is early almost everyday except in seasons of fog. So it will be convenient. Now that PT is available, and many people dont prefer that except in few cases when there is very high demand, atleast a portion if not all of TQWL gets cleared. :)

  
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Apr 22 2017 (14:42)
Tabbys star and the Alien outpost~   2550 blog posts
Re# 1666935-8            Tags   Past Edits
It's a bit risky, yes. But Kaveri was never late at MAS whenever I traveled ( or may be I got lucky :) ). At least for MAS-SRC and Coromandel, it was more or less a reliable connection. But if the other 3 weeklies are running on the day, then they will always be the easier, less risky options.
Of course, given the mail's sleep-killer run, might as well travel in UR if tickets are not available. There won't be any sleep even if we get a berth. :P

  
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Apr 22 2017 (14:44)
Tabbys star and the Alien outpost~   2550 blog posts
Re# 1666935-9            Tags   Past Edits
Yup. First time ever I took this chain, I had to book for mail in PT. Thought I could beat the others and book the first tickets before the price scaled up, but ended up paying 1400 for 2 sleeper tickets. I am not complaining though. I prefer the 3 hour-long early morning RF session in MAS over sleep or direct trains. :)
  
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Pilgrimage
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Apr 26 2014 (22:32)   UJN/Ujjain Junction (8 PFs)

Anshul Vipat~   7950 blog posts   1878 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 1073086            Tags   Past Edits
Ujjain also called as "City of Temples" is the home of one of the 12 Jyotirlinga "Mahakaleshwar". Mahakal Temple is located in the heart of the city,and is about 1 kms from the Station. From Station,City Bus,tempos and rickshaws are available. City Bus will take Rs.10 & Tempos will charge you Rs.7, Rickshaws will charge you Rs.20-30. You can easily find various hotels in Ujjain ,right from dharamshalas to 2 star hotels to 7 star hotels.It would be recommended to attend Bhasma Arti,which occurs at 4 am daily. Tempos,auto will leave you at the road behind the temple,since traffic is restricted there. From there,you have to walk for about 200 mts till the main entrance of the temple. Normally it takes 30-40 mins for darshan,which extends during Mondays. It will take few hours during heavy rush days i.e During the month of "Saavan"(Shravan in Marathi,5th Month according to hindi calender),Maha Shivratri...
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& during kartik mela.
Other than Mahakal Temple,Harsiddhi temple(500 mts from Mahakal),Navgarh(Nine planets) Mandir,(opposite Mahakal temple),Mangalnath Temple(05 kms from Ujjain stn),Sandipani Ashram,Ved Shala(Observatory) are worth visting. All this places are located within the city limits itself(Expect Mangalnath Temple).
Pic 1- Mahakal Temple.
Pic 2 - Shiv limgam,taken during "Bhasma Arti".
Pic source - Google Images(click here & (click here
Regards and Happy Visit.

  
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Apr 28 2014 (10:30)
Mihir Desai~   203 blog posts
Re# 1073086-1            Tags   Past Edits
Useful info. Thanks for sharing

  
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Apr 28 2014 (12:28)
Jallikattu Is My Birth Right*   6739 blog posts   1641 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1073086-2            Tags   Past Edits
AFAIK Ujjain does not even have a 5 star hotel let alone a 7 star.

  
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Jul 17 2015 (11:25)
ambujpathak29   355 blog posts   3529 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 1073086-3            Tags   Past Edits
Nice and easy description for all traveleers and visitors.

  
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Jan 07 2017 (19:28)
ashishujn2010   8 blog posts
Re# 1073086-4            Tags   Past Edits
more other temples are sidhavat,kaal bherav,Shani Mandir, Triveni,gharh kalika, bhartari kaves etc.
  
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Amenities
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Yesterday (00:53)   DAKE/Dakshineswar (2 PFs)

IR no more Safe^~   21876 blog posts   97973 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 2297624            Tags   Past Edits
Just in front of Booking Counter, Parking Facility avl.
2 wheeler rs 20
4 wheeler rs 30
both for 2 hrs .
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come out of the Parking Area, you will meet the Dakshineswar Temple Gate.
Lots of Auto, Ricksaw avl if you are unwilling to walk to the temple area.
Walk-able distance , around 800-900 m.
  
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Auto/Taxi/Bus
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Today (00:41)   KNE/KishanGanj (3 PFs)

IR no more Safe^~   21876 blog posts   97973 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 2299257            Tags   Past Edits
One can get E Rickshaws & Hand pulled Rickshaws easily on both sides.
Pax arriving On pf 1, use FOB to come out of stn, on coming down the stairs, Rickshaws are available.
Pax arriving on pf 2 can use FOB to exist thru pf 1 side, or can also exit from pf 2 itself.
they need to come towards Barsoi End
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of platform.
Coming out they can get Rickshaws from there as well.
Its place where you can get Better deal with some Bargaining ability.
  
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Pilgrimage
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Yesterday (23:41)   SSM/Sasaram Junction (5 PFs)

theroyalmanishmaurya   3 blog posts
Entry# 2299220            Tags   Past Edits
Places to visit in sasaram
Mahavir Asthan
Ma Tarachandi ,Dham Sasaram
Sher Shah Tomb
  
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Auto/Taxi/Bus
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Yesterday (18:55)   NDLS/New Delhi (16 PFs)

Jackpot June Edition will be Launch on 1st June^~   34516 blog posts   28164 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 2298873            Tags   Past Edits
List of Nearest Metro Stations in Delhi & NCR
1. NDLS: New Delhi - New Delhi (Yellow Line)
2. DLI: Old Delhi - Chandani Chowk (Yellow Line)
3. NZM: Hazrat Nizamuddin - Indraprastha (Blue Line) & Jhangpura (Violet Line)
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ANVT: Anand Vihar Terminal - Anand Vihar (Blue Line)
5. DEE: Delhi Sarai Rohilla - Sastri Nagar (Red Line)
6. DEC: Delhi Cant - Tilak Nagar (Blue Line)
7. SZM: Sabzi Mandi - Pratap Nagar (Red Line)
8. DSA: Delhi Shahdara Station - Shahdara (Red Line)
9. BHD: Badli - Samaypur Badli (Yellow Line)
10. ANDI: Adarsh Nagar - Adarsh Nagar (Yellow Line)
11. DAZ: Azadpur - Azadpur (Yellow Line)
12. VVB: Vivek Vihar - Dilshad Garden (Red Line)
13. SBB: Sahibabad - Vaishali (Blue Line)
14. CSB: Shivaji Bridge - Barakhamba Road (Blue Line)
15. TKJ: Tilak Bridge - ITO (Violet Line)
16. OKA: Okhla - Kalkaji (Violet Line)
17. TKD: Tuglakabad - Tuglakabad (Violet Line)
18. FDB: Faridabad - Old Faridabad (Violet Line)
19. BVH: Ballabhgarh - NCB Colony (Violet Line) soon Ballabhgarh itself
20. DBSI: Dayal Basti - Inderlok (Red Line)
21. SSB: Shakur Basti - Shivaji Park (Green Line)
22. MGLP: Mangolpuri - Peera Garhi (Green Line)
23. NNO: Nangloi - Nangloi (Green Line)
24. MQC: Mundka - Mundka (Green Line)
25. PTNR: Patel Nagar - Satguru Ram Singh Marg (Green Line)
26. PM: Palam - Dwarka Sec-9 (Blue Line) soon Palam itself Magneta Line
27. GGN: Gurgaon - Huda City Center (Yellow Line)
28. DSJ: Delhi Safdarjung - AIIMS (Voilet Line)
29. FDN: Faridabad New Town - Escort Mujesar (Violet Line)
I tried my best and accurate info to provide you comfort, having any other station with nearest metro info which is not mention kindly tell me i will add.
Kindly Share more to RFs
#thinkDKG

  
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Yesterday (20:27)
Yuva Rahul~   3488 blog posts   7099 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 2298873-1            Tags   Past Edits
Yellow, Blue, Red etc. Line Q ?

  
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Yesterday (20:28)
Jackpot June Edition will be Launch on 1st June^~   34516 blog posts   28164 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2298873-2            Tags   Past Edits
Mtlb??
Metro lines h, kaunse line pe kaunsa station

  
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Yesterday (20:31)
Yuva Rahul~   3488 blog posts   7099 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 2298873-3            Tags   Past Edits
Mere puchne ka matlab tha Yellow,Red,Blue,Violet Line se Q indicate kiya jata hai ?

  
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Yesterday (20:35)
Jackpot June Edition will be Launch on 1st June^~   34516 blog posts   28164 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2298873-4            Tags   Past Edits
Alag alag lines h, taaki logo ko confusion na ho aur ek indication bana hua h, plus DMRC usi hisaab se follow krti h aur mange krti h, kis line me kitne coach h, kitne station h, kese manage krna h is section ko, heavy section h ya nhi,
Main to yhi h ki shi indication mile baaki aap yha aur dekh skte h info click here
  
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Yesterday (21:47)   ZNA/Zamania (2 PFs)

brij9451   23 blog posts
Entry# 2299106            Tags   Past Edits
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