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18645/East Coast Express (PT)
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HWH/Howrah Junction --> HYB/Hyderabad Deccan Nampally

Updated: Feb 20 2017 (11:11) by piyush
Feb 20 2017 (11:11)

Train Travel Tips

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Train Tip
Ticket Booking/WL
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Jan 27 2016 (21:37)   18646/East Coast Express (PT)

Manish*^   8594 blog posts   22468 correct pred (85% accurate)
Entry# 1722822            Tags   Past Edits
For those those who want to travel upto Bhubaneswar but unable to get confirmed ticket, book till Cuttack as CTC comes in GNWL quota while BBS comes in PQWL quota.
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Train Tip
Food/Catering
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Jan 04 2016 (19:38)   18646/East Coast Express (PT)

SER Antyodaya Era^~   6591 blog posts   7884 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 1701487            Tags   Past Edits
Food idea for those who travel in this train from Hyderabad/Secunderabad to howrah.
1st day:
For lunch- Parcel good cheap food from Hyderabad/Secunderabad before boarding the train. Snacks and cold drinks are available throughout the route.
For evening snacks- Alight at BZA and buy some bananas or snacks from station. Train halts here for long time as it arrives sometimes before time.
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dinner, the orders are taken between BZA-EE by a guy wearing irctc catering t-shirt and food is loaded from RJY. It contains three options-Biryani, roti-sabji and idli-sambhar. All of three are cold.
Instead purchase the same food from platform which will bit cheaper and hot. The train halts at RJY for about nearly 7-10 min which is enough to purchase food from pf.
2nd day:
For Breakfast- Buy food from KUR and fill your tummy or else wait. Here after KUR, a person with meals-on-wheel t-shirt comes and asks for breakfast order. Option are-Idli sambhar and bread cutlet. Only Veg available. Food is given either after BBS or after CTC. Food is good and in ample quantity.
For lunch- After BLS a person comes and asks for lunch order. Food is loaded at KGP. If not interested in heavy lunch, then at KGP quickly deboard and buy hot poori-bhaji. But be careful. Train hardly halts for 2-3 min (personal experience).
Through out the journey local vendors board and sell food items.
Like between KUR-HWH, "jhaalmoori" and "garam bhoobni" and many other things are sold which are yes, unhygienic and tasty.
PS: I am telling this all for 2A and 3A class. For SL, i have no idea.

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Dec 19 2016 (00:36)
300 confirmed timlines~   961 blog posts   76 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1701487-1            Tags   Past Edits
East Coast Express needs Pantry Car.

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Dec 19 2016 (13:29)
SER Antyodaya Era^~   6591 blog posts   7884 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1701487-2            Tags   Past Edits
Yes ..It badly needed one.
SER can provide PC for East coast exp and then let the Closed-Non functional PC to run overnight with same Rake as Kriya Yoga express.
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Toilet/Water/Cleanliness
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Jan 16 2014 (15:24)   18646/East Coast Express (PT)

Guest: 3f7196f9   show all posts
Entry# 965944            Tags   Past Edits
Dirtiest !

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Jan 21 2014 (23:36)
karthikpervela   898 blog posts   63 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 965944-1            Tags   Past Edits
I anamolously found a gen bogie neat one day..i cud travel in that..

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Jan 23 2014 (12:29)
SER Antyodaya Era^~   6591 blog posts   7884 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 965944-2            Tags   Past Edits
east coast is not the dirtiest train of SER..the dirtiest train of SER is coromandal/chennai mail...East coast is much better than these two trains in regards of cleanliness and hygiene.......

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Jan 23 2014 (13:38)
karthikpervela   898 blog posts   63 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 965944-3            Tags   Past Edits
All three r equal..bt my vote still for east coast..
N i find trains to ghy little dirty.

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Jan 23 2014 (20:32)
SER Antyodaya Era^~   6591 blog posts   7884 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 965944-4            Tags   Past Edits
Ghy trains are little dirty...?? they are the dirtiest specially which are going to ghy and coming from south states......

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Jan 23 2014 (20:47)
karthikpervela   898 blog posts   63 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 965944-5            Tags   Past Edits
I didnt want to offend ghy ppl..so said a little

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Jan 25 2014 (18:24)
SER Antyodaya Era^~   6591 blog posts   7884 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 965944-6            Tags   Past Edits
ghy people knows that how NFR ghy div takes care of its trains...just like we odisha people know how SER takes care of its train....you will never find any SER train with new or medium aged rake...always it gives rusty,old and torn out rakes to its train...

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Feb 04 2014 (20:09)
Pavankumar2717~   5609 blog posts   401 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 965944-7            Tags   Past Edits
Gen bogie neat in east coast great

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Feb 05 2015 (00:15)
gvvnjr   393 blog posts   70 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 965944-8            Tags   Past Edits
worst and dirtiest trains in the route. no doubt about that
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Train Tip
General
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Feb 21 2017 (17:40)   18645/East Coast Express (PT)

Raj KishoreB   148 blog posts   680 correct pred (62% accurate)
Entry# 2173246            Tags   Past Edits
Just late by 32 mins from 2hr
Covered with well speed
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Train Tip
Seating
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Apr 04 2016 (00:36)   18645/East Coast Express (PT)

SER Antyodaya Era^~   6591 blog posts   7884 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 1789466            Tags   Past Edits
While departing from Howrah , the rear end SLR is always a Military personal bogie. No civilian is allowed to board this SLR. Door is always closed from inside and you have to tell at window that "I am a defence personal.Open it" Then only they open the door or else they will ask you to board the adjacent General compartment.
This tip will be very beneficial for Defence personals/Ex-defence personals and their wards who don't wish to travel in the ridiculous crowd of General compartments.
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the Military SLR may be in the ahead or rear portion, but it will be definitely present either at rear side or front side. So please before boarding do check the proper position. During my last journey from Howrah , it was at rear end.
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Train Tip
Phone Charging/Outlets
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Jan 28 2016 (19:00)   18646/East Coast Express (PT)

SER Antyodaya Era^~   6591 blog posts   7884 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 1723465            Tags   Past Edits
Some of the 3rd AC coaches are newly made (Post 2010 but still maintenance wise very poor) , so even on aisle side charging sockets are present.
But its all your luck because not all the 3A coaches are new. Old ones still don't have charging sockets on aisle side.

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Jan 28 2016 (23:34)
IR no more Safe^~   20898 blog posts   96107 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1723465-1            Tags   Past Edits
spotted some days back with 14 made 3A coach

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Jan 29 2016 (00:33)
SER Antyodaya Era^~   6591 blog posts   7884 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1723465-2            Tags   Past Edits
Mine was Feb 2010 made. The interiors were extremely good furnished as compared to exterior but maintenance was very very poor. AC vent was broken and seats were dusty as if from decades its been not used.
SER gets new coaches sometimes but don't know what happens to them when it comes to cleanliness and maintenance.
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