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12704/Falaknuma SF Express (PT)
ఫలక్నుమా సూపర్‌ఫాస్ట్ ఎక్స్‌ప్రెస్     फलकनुमा सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस

SC/Secunderabad Junction --> HWH/Howrah Junction

Updated: Oct 03 2016 (22:14) by debarathi mandal
Oct 03 2016 (22:14)

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Nov 10 2013 (11:59)   12704/Falaknuma SF Express (PT)

Soumya Banerjee   115 blog posts
Entry# 901674            Tags   Past Edits
Beware of the eunauches boarding the train and demanding money and doing all sorts of nuiscance, especially when the train crosses odhisha.Found mostly on sleeper coaches.

Jul 21 2015 (09:18)
सजन रेडियो बजाईयो जरा*^~   31440 blog posts   69887 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 901674-2            Tags   Past Edits
Its common scenario in almost all india not for singw particular state
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Jan 22 2014 (18:57)   12704/Falaknuma SF Express (PT)

lepakkumar~   744 blog posts   1732 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 971944            Tags   Past Edits
this train i one of the most prestigious train from scr but it gets delay always at bza even though it gets a sc gooty wdb4b but it gets delay after croosing guntur i mean new guntur the coaches were good and maintaind well i think most of the coaches having plug points and jam packd this train escpclly hwh people are going to board this train from sc so book advance only u cannot get a confirmd tckt
speed 4/5
neatness 4.5/5
sound 5/5
pantry car 3.5/5

Jan 23 2014 (12:32)
Coro Puru Falak^~   6614 blog posts   8250 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 971944-1            Tags   Past Edits
yes..majority of kolkata and odisha people takes this train due to its enough aggresive and fast tt....it gets a bit late near around BZA,but still covers the late between BZA ad VSKP in night time....but then gets late near BBS and CTC ...and also sometime if more than 3omin late,then gets overtaken just near balasore by rajdhani exp......

Oct 06 2014 (00:01)
Soumya Banerjee   115 blog posts
Re# 971944-2            Tags   Past Edits
At the last leg of its journey, between KGP and HWH it punches maximum speed and reaches HWH exactly at 17:45 (its correct arrival time at howrah).It makes up all delay between KGP and HWH.

Oct 09 2014 (13:59)
Coro Puru Falak^~   6614 blog posts   8250 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 971944-3            Tags   Past Edits
If its late at ctc,then just before balasore it gets rampaged by bbs rajdhani. Then it gets bit more late at balasore also becoz it has to wait till rajdhani gets cleared of balasore as rajdhani also stops at bls. But after bls,falaknuma only has 2 stops and enough slack is given. 231 km from bls to howrah,,and time taken is 3hr 53min. Avg speed is just 59kmph.
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Nov 28 2014 (19:14)   12704/Falaknuma SF Express (PT)

Coro Puru Falak^~   6614 blog posts   8250 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 1290225            Tags   Past Edits
As per me,its the best train to travel from secunderabad to odisha/kolkata.
Personally many times travelled in this train. From secunderabad to vijayawada,its good speed,punctual and no unauthorized entry. After BZA,some local travellers bound to inbetween stations of BZA-VSKP board the train but here SCR TTE are very strict to this and they don't allow to board them in sleeper classes. So till morning i.e berhampur,its all neat,clean and happy journey. But after that,the journey till BBS sucks. Train is bit slow and unauthorized pax board it to go BBS/CTC. TTE also don't even ask anything. After BBS/CTC,again this train shows its full aggresion. If falaknuma exp gets late by 20-25 min at BHC,then hold your breath for a deadly aggresive overtake
of falaknuma by the ECoR king BBS rajdhani before balasore,somewhere at khantapara or soro-a great video to shoot.
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Nov 10 2013 (11:57)   12704/Falaknuma SF Express (PT)

Soumya Banerjee   115 blog posts
Entry# 901668            Tags   Past Edits
Must try the tomato soup served in the train.Its delicious.
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Jan 30 2014 (20:18)   12748/Palnadu SF Express

Vanga Himasai Reddy   14 blog posts   8 correct pred (57% accurate)
Entry# 979653            Tags   Past Edits
those how want to go tenali by catching gnt-tel train don't take this train . it is better to take 12704falknama express
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Apr 17 2016 (20:34)   12704/Falaknuma SF Express (PT)

Coro Puru Falak^~   6614 blog posts   8250 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 1807736            Tags   Past Edits
Cleanliness is ULTIMATE.
I would say BEST. All dry and neat & clean when the train came to Pf 1 of SC.
My coach was S2 which was near to Loco. My Seat was in RAC. From SC to BZA , its all excellent. Very perfect coach. No extra crowd (bcoz all BZA bound unreserved & daily MST holders take the Satavahana Express).
BZA , lots of Unreserved and Waiting ticket holders board this train. it becomes very packed near the doors, but here also TC comes to it duty (quite good to see) and pushes all General ticket holders to Unreserved compartments (PRS Waiting Ticket holders are allowed to travel in SL).
That night also the cleanliness is same as it is and water is present at every toilets and basins of SL class.
Next morning , cleaning is done at VSKP. After that , from VZM to KUR , its a HELL journey in SL. Full of beggars , unreserved travellers standing at doors and blocking the way to toilets. Continuous disturbances due to Transgenders extorting money from us and NO TC present. The toilets and basins were soon clogged due to Paan spit and plastic garbage. Its a pain if you don't wake up early next morning and relieve yourself ASAP. This all pathetic scene ended when train reached KUR. Train became empty and a cleaning staff cleaned the basins and toilets (seems like someone complaint on phone regarding cleaning and water clogging). Then the rest of the day journey is good and as the train moves ahead towards Northern Odisha, then coaches becomes to empty. By the time this train reaches KGP , nearly 50-60% seats in SL were empty.
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Jan 08 2015 (20:38)   12703/Falaknuma SF Express (PT)

murthy.pala   2 blog posts
Entry# 1334664            Tags   Past Edits
I traveled on the 3rd Jan in I A/C from Howrah- Secunderabad.Excellent run and almost till VSKP, at least two to three minutes arrived early. The Food served was tasty, though not hot.Its bit spicy ( though i enjoyed it).The train gains late after Nalgonda while in the Journey to Secunderabad. Its average speed is 58KMPH, where as Chennai Mail clocks 61 KMPH and Coromandal 64 KMPH.
A rating of 3.5 on a scale of 5 can be given for the neatness.The Tomato Soup is hot and tasty.For a new comer like me to Howrah, the Train usually leaves from P.F. 22/23.

Jan 09 2015 (02:28)
Railfan Z*^~   11442 blog posts   2577 correct pred (84% accurate)
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Nicely summarised in limited words. Great tip.

Apr 12 2015 (13:21)
ODISHA Suuperrr FAST ™® OD05   140 blog posts   23564 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1334664-2            Tags   Past Edits
Nicely described about Falaknuma SF Exp.
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May 22 2016 (00:13)   12704/Falaknuma SF Express (PT)

डस्टर द राॅयल^   845 blog posts   42968 correct pred (83% accurate)
Entry# 1858304            Tags   Past Edits
Losing punctuality these days
I saw many people had to cancel their connecting tickets because of late arrival of this train at Howrah

May 22 2016 (00:27)
Coro Puru Falak^~   6614 blog posts   8250 correct pred (74% accurate)
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If we see the arrival departure history , then only two days , i.e 19 & 20 May , it was delayed. And the reason was Low Depression formed in Bay of Bengal and its turning up into SUper cyclone which was creating havoc in Coastal areas of Odisha and Andhra.
But rest of the days , its arriving HWH with average delay of 25-30 minutes which is i would say GOOD as per aggressive schedule of Falaknuma exp.
doing a connecting journey , people should keep atleast a Buffer of 4-5hrs minimum with ALL trains.

May 22 2016 (04:02)
डस्टर द राॅयल^   845 blog posts   42968 correct pred (83% accurate)
Re# 1858304-2            Tags   Past Edits
Ooo,is it....
that was not known
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Apr 07 2016 (02:57)   12704/Falaknuma SF Express (PT)

Guest: 74c9cb43   show all posts
Entry# 1793057            Tags   Past Edits
Being one of the prestigious Trains of SCR and ECoR Falaknuma Express maintains good speed and punctuality in overall run from Secunderabad to Howrah via Guntur.The train runs with a reasonably good punctuality in Secunderabad-Guntur Strech and gathers an average delay of 10-20 minutes by arrival to Guntur.From Guntur to Vijayawada it makes a delay of 10-30 minutes as Vijayawada is a very busy junction and signal clearance and platform allotment takes some time.
The most delay is gathered in Vijayawada-Eluru Strech where delay in general will be 25-45 minutes.They delay continues upto Samalkot with out much change.Once Falaknuma reaches Samalkot, it turns aggressive and touches 110kmph which is considered as very high speed in that zone.From Samalkot to Visakhapatnam it Covers
all the accumulated delay and even reaches 5-10 minutes early sometimes.From Visakhapatnam to Brahmapur it runs without delay in general and in kurdha-Balasore zone it makes a 15-30 minutes delay and covers 10-20 minutes in last part of journey in Orissa and Bengal and reaches Howrah with an average delay of 10-20 minutes.

Apr 07 2016 (12:18)
SLA   1032 blog posts
Re# 1793057-1            Tags   Past Edits
12704 touches 120? how is that possible sir?

Apr 07 2016 (12:31)
Guest: 2a4f485f   show all posts
Re# 1793057-2            Tags   Past Edits
Samalkot-Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram-Srikakulam-Palasa-Ichhapuram it easily crosses 115 and touches 120 for minutes.Shows good speed in kharagpur-Santragachhi.
Check GPS speedometer reading sir in these zones.
click here

Apr 07 2016 (12:46)
Guest: 7d6166c0   show all posts
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Apr 07 2016 (12:51)
SLA   1032 blog posts
Re# 1793057-4            Tags   Past Edits
mahaprabhooo, section MPS and coach MPS is 110 only. it's speedometer mistake.

Apr 07 2016 (13:04)
Guest: 2a4f485f   show all posts
Re# 1793057-5            Tags   Past Edits
😂😂😂😂😂సరే మాస్టారు.సికింద్రాబాద్-భువనేశ్వర్ చాల సార్లు వెళ్ళాను ఈ ట్రైన్లో.నా స్పీడోమీటర్ చాల సార్లు 115+అని చూపించింది.అందుకే రాసాను.కానీ 110 మాత్రం ఈజీగా దాటుతాడి సార్.

Apr 07 2016 (13:14)
SLA   1032 blog posts
Re# 1793057-6            Tags   Past Edits
if possible check the manuals of IR and see what happens if the LP exceeds even 1kmph extra than the MPS. no LP would to do so. and i stand on my words that it's a fault with the speedometer.
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