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The food is tasty provided by MOW. Bread cutlet 35 Rs, Tea - 10 Rs, Lunch and Dinner at 120 INR only.

Feb 19 2017 (23:47)
arunpanchal2   246 blog posts
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Dinner does not deserve Rs 120/-. Same food i had purchased on 70/- at Bina Jn. Just ask them menu and bill (Which they will not provide) .
MOW always looting passenger.

Feb 20 2017 (00:17)
©®™१२४३९ राँची राजधानी एक्सप्रेस १२४४० ™®©^~   2070 blog posts   19461 correct pred (75% accurate)
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They hv no rate card. U cnt remain hungry for some few bucks.

Feb 20 2017 (02:13)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2334 blog posts   135 correct pred (72% accurate)
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Even on 12102 Jnaneshwari Delx Meals on Wheels guys sell Dinner/Lunch at ₹.120 which it's not worth.
Reason is they have many buyers whom readily buy at any price. In a recent journey by my sister in 12860 Gitanjali Express on 14/07/16 (Sunday) was charged ₹.170 for dinner which she demanded bill & when it was refused, she threatened to complain over Twitter, then only they returned ₹.100 to her! While co-passengers were least bothered about this over charging, so just imagine what's mentality of people!

Feb 20 2017 (19:29)
suraj prakash   6500 blog posts   6662 correct pred (74% accurate)
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I have travelled in Jnaneswari and Samarsata , and i have pressurized the PC guys to provide me the actual priced Food. They 1st became off-guard and rejected saying that its the Railway price. I asked for Menu card and they gave up.
In end, their reply came , " Sir railways ke different food rates hain. 170 hai, 120 hai, 70 hai and 55 bhi hai. Aap jo demand kar rhe thhe wo sasta wala meal hai."
I replied, " Koi baat nahi. Tum wohi leke aao and AS PER
THE MENU hi lana or else ek call karunga , tumhare manager ki hawa tight ho jayegi."
So, the only thing matter is Passengers mentality. While this much scene was happening, my co-passengers were least bothered and were busy filling their tummy with "Overpriced Food".
Station Tip
Apr 30 2016 (14:10)   BRC/Vadodara Junction (7 PFs)

छोटा आदमी~   6797 blog posts   99527 correct pred (90% accurate)
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very spacious & plush looking AC retiring room at Vadodara JN/BRC for just Rs 650
(wonderful interiors, very neat & clean washroom)
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Apr 13 2015 (16:02)   15204/Lucknow - Barauni Express

UP 72 AND HR 29*^~   4446 blog posts   3835 correct pred (74% accurate)
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LJN to GKP S2, S3, S4 Coach Unreserved Hain.

Yesterday (20:04)
Trip to Nani Ghar aka Barauni^~   30176 blog posts   22602 correct pred (75% accurate)
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Got seats in S5
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Yesterday (20:07)   CAPE/Kanniyakumari (3 PFs)

Mridul   30187 blog posts   3126 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Posting on the basis of my experience.
Although there are many tourism places in India but Kanyakumari is one of best because Climate remain here very good except raining time and even after being so much famous, its just a small city. You do not need to hire a cab etc. for looking beeches. Few good spots identified by me in Kanyakumari.
1. Sea Pear- Constructed after Tsunami, BEST spot for seeing sunrise. Even when crowd remain on the time of sunrise but still it has capacity to manage many peoples so you
can easily enjoy photography. Its location-just come out from railway station, and reach at Fairy service terminal, from there its just 200 metres in north direction but on that pear, you may have to walk around 500 metres.
2. Bhagwati Aman Tample- Most Southern point of India Mainland here you can look three oceans. But this place become so much crowded in morning time. But its a good place if you like to play with water. Most preferred location for seeing sunrise but i will not suggest this because rocks of Vivekanand Memorial came in front and place become too much crowded so you may get disturbance in clicking pics.
3. View Tower- Ticket charge 10/= but simply you will feel that amount is too much less when you ones come here. Very nice place for exploring beauty of Indian Ocean. and most of the southern beeches can be seen from here.
4. Tamil Annai Park- Just before the View Tower, here you can enjoy a loud sound of Indian Ocean, if you want then you can come down by stairs and you can sit on stones which are in Sea. Simply amazing place.
5. Vivekanand Memorial- Go here only after 12PM because there will be very long queue for peoples on boarding ferry service, Ship charge is 34INR for both direction and Vivekanand Memorial Charge is 20INR. But this place is too much crowded however sight seeing from here also can not be ignored.
Pics of these parts to be uploaded soon.
Train Tip
Yesterday (22:27)   12622/Tamil Nadu SF Express (PT)

vk827426   35 blog posts   146 correct pred (61% accurate)
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Jhatka express h... Bekar h... Raat m sone ni deti ... Jo pehli br isme travel krega vo Toh bechara iske pehle jhatke de ghabra e jyga :p

Yesterday (22:51)
Rahul Kumar   1989 blog posts   1560 correct pred (79% accurate)
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Jhatka CBC coupling k wajah se lagta hai

Yesterday (22:55)
vk827426   35 blog posts   146 correct pred (61% accurate)
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But bhai in jhatko ne sone ni diya na tha ..yaad h muje aaj b vo din is train ka..:p
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Yesterday (16:55)   12526/Dibrugarh - Kolkata SF Weekly Express

meswastik69   3 blog posts
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Very disgusting toilet

Today (01:52)
hk   2615 blog posts   586 correct pred (80% accurate)
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Please let us know what problems did you faced in the toilet of this train ?

Today (08:21)
meswastik69   3 blog posts
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All coaches are old and no bio toilet is fixed,no charging point
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Feb 20 2017 (15:48)   12725/Siddhaganga Intercity Express

Foamer~   1224 blog posts
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Tip is for: Unreserved passengers and ladies especially those with kids.
Siddhaganga is one of the most popular trains towards Hubballi. Getting a seat in this train at SBC (Majestic) itself is very tough. The space is even less with all coaches being the seating type (3+3) unlike the long seats with luggage racks at top for seating as seen in long distance trains.

So here is what you do. Go to Yeshvantpur YPR station at around 11 AM, buy 2 tickets: 1 from YPR to SBC costing some 10rs and another from SBC to where ever you want to go (Superfast ticket). Go to PF no. 3 and wait for the Shivamogga ICE. Shivamogga train has rake (coach) sharing with Siddhaganga SF train. When that train comes (usually late at 12), board one of the GEN coaches and when SBC comes take over the seat from whoever alights. Many come to YPR to board the SMET train knowing this rake sharing, so look around and get the seat at SBC as fast as possible. Also try for a seat that is closer to the LCD TVs :)
For ladies:
- You can either go to YPR as mentioned above or if you can't then at SBC PF 9, walk to the extreme end towards Mysuru side. When the train comes people will fight to get into the GEN coaches. Women and those with kids can't get into GEN coaches. At that time try to board the last coach called SLR - a combined coach for guard, physically challenged people and for ladies. The board indicating that it is for ladies is not displayed but it is understood it is for them. Even if men try to enter you can call RPF for help.
- There are 2 SLR coaches. Many think that only the front one is for ladies and never realise that at the rear too one is present. Usually very few board the rear SLR. Only when people start fighting for seats do the RPF come and send women to the SLR.
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Rail Fanning
Jan 21 2014 (17:36)   12622/Tamil Nadu SF Express (PT)

venky 63~   823 blog posts   65 correct pred (58% accurate)
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this train is ideal fro traveling between Delhi to chennai and vice versa, due to limited halts , we donot face disturbance from pasengers boarding on way . only trouble is train is always on move. Although during winter tran is late due to weather condition in north

Jan 22 2014 (15:35)
Guest: 74d36663   show all posts
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Except when you are getting duronto. Food is good & equally good for rail fanning.
Train Tip
Dec 12 2016 (20:44)   12101/Jnaneswari Super Deluxe Express (PT)

Hrishik Mukherjee~   91 blog posts   2 correct pred (66% accurate)
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Words cannot describe the excellent service this train provides to its travellers.
Food - Pretty tasty food, packed in an hygienic manner (as per IR standards). But above all the food provided is wholesome. Non Veg Lunch in AC 2 Tier included the following :
Chicken Curry (Tasty gravy and 2 big pieces of chicken), Aloo Curry, Dal (Again, found it pretty nice) Rice, Paranthas, Pickle and Curd.
Bread butter and both cutlets and omelettes for breakfast and they were of good quality as well.
Train Run - Experienced an awesome run from Howrah to Durg. The train arrived almost each station 2-3 minutes early, thanks to decent controlling.
Coach - My coach was A1 which was a 2004 made, freshly POHed coach with one charging point in the coop and one for the side
Cleanliness - Very clean indeed ! Maintenance was superb
My rating : 4.5/5
The name Super Deluxe suits it very well indeed !!
Getting reservations in AC Classes is easier for 12101/12102/12151/12152 due to 9 AC Coaches !!

4 posts - Tue Dec 13, 2016

Dec 13 2016 (17:12)
Hrishik Mukherjee~   91 blog posts   2 correct pred (66% accurate)
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You can call that 'Slack'.. I agree the averages can be boosted to 66-67 km/h easily. Still it is a wonderful train to travel in. Wont disappoint you !

Dec 13 2016 (18:22)
Saurabh®~   1378 blog posts   36 correct pred (67% accurate)
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I have already signalled green

Dec 13 2016 (19:20)
Hrishik Mukherjee~   91 blog posts   2 correct pred (66% accurate)
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Thanks mate !

Jan 09 2017 (18:20)
Saurabh®~   1378 blog posts   36 correct pred (67% accurate)
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Yesterday travelled between ngp - bsp. 3A coach was up to the mark in cleanliness. . bed sheets were clean. Toilet was clean had odonil in it. Toilet fan was working fine and train was punctual as usual. Reached bsp bang on 16:15

Feb 05 2017 (22:14)
Hrishik Mukherjee~   91 blog posts   2 correct pred (66% accurate)
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That is the case generally :D
I travelled in a recently POHed 1995 made 2A coach and it was almost spotless
Train Tip
Apr 07 2016 (01:18)   15204/Lucknow - Barauni Express

Lucknow Metro~   2360 blog posts   9 correct pred (47% accurate)
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Train is more of a fast passenger than an actual express train. Stops at pretty much every other station in the middle. Previously, the train used to have a single rake which used to return the same day; causing delays especially in departure from LJN. After RSA has been implemented with LJN-Jabalpur and doubling of LJN-GKP section; it has become more punctual than before.
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