Its the most preffered train of this coastal area people especially balasore. Even though ECoR is running a bangriposi-bbs intercity to reduce some balasore load off dhauli,but still crowd never reduces. Both these intercities get huge crowded at balasore. So i would suggest u to do advance reservations before boarding. There is hardly any fare difference between general and 2S ticket. Dhauli comes already jam packed from howrah.