Food idea for those who travel in this train from Hyderabad/Secunderabad to howrah.
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.
East Coast Express needs Pantry Car.
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.
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.
spotted some days back with 14 made 3A coach
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.
I anamolously found a gen bogie neat one day..i cud travel in that..
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.......
All three r equal..bt my vote still for east coast..
N i find trains to ghy little dirty.
Ghy trains are little dirty...?? they are the dirtiest specially which are going to ghy and coming from south states......
I didnt want to offend ghy ppl..so said a little
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...
Gen bogie neat in east coast great
worst and dirtiest trains in the route. no doubt about that