There are only 2 charging outlets in Sleeper Class coaches as all Sleeper Class coaches are of pre 2005...
Needs LHB coaches!
1 1AC, 3 2AC, 5 3AC, 9 SL, 1 PC, 2 GEN, 2 EOG.
Yes. Since it passes through naxalite area, it should be given lhb.
Because as the user said coaches r old n nt upto the mark unlike other cr trains like Punjab Mail that are very good
One of the best maintained train of CR.
The toilets in 3 tier AC, is extremely neat and clean. Dry throughout the journey.
Yep, the toilets are more or less clean throughout!! Better than many trains on this route, incl Karmabhoomi
easy to get reservation between bsp to hwh.
This is the only train, which has seats till the last moment!! It is due to the odd arrival times at HWH. Gitanjali Express and Mumbai - Howrah Mail are the most popular trains on Mumbai - Howrah route, due to the arrival timings at HWH. Duronto is catching up fast!!
Not exactly, you can see Sleeper class is highly patronized & AC class availability is due too large numbers of AC coaches (9 coaches), but still this train is not that popular like Gitanjali or Howrah Mail...
atleast in ac,i think empty seats are due to large no of ac coaches.also i prefer this due to its timing in hwh. 4am early morning in hwh is awsome time to reach.
i think it has very less useful stoppage after bsp.i mean pple travel to rou or ckp from bsp,and as far as i know there is huge crowd for kgp that like to board at bsp.
overall due to high no of ac/sl coaches and low demand of onroute stations due to odd timing,its easy to get reservation.
Yeah, you are right. These days even SL seats are not available on this train at some times. Maybe it is gaining popularity. It,s sister train, Samarsata, is going full too !! It has a very good ARR time at HWH.
Well,after 12261,this is the best train to travel to howrah.Through the arrival at howrah station is odd(i.e at 3.35 am) still it is a better train than Geetanjali and cst-hwh mail(via nagpur).This train is very well maintained by C.R.Jnaneswari,being a super deluxe train,has a top most priority in the entire route.No one dares to overtake this train.Through the coaches are old (some sleeper/ac coaches are of 1995-made),Still one can travel in comfortable mode.I don't know about the cleanliness of sleeper coaches,but the cleanliness of Ac coaches is up-to-date.Even Ac attendants and food staffs behaviour are very good,through not as good as 12261,still it is better.Dinner/Lunch/snacks of these train is extremely awesome.One must try 'Noodles' of this train.
About the punctuality:-As i said,this
Aryan,you can also rate the train for Puncuality,Cleanliness,Food etc on train page.That would be most helpful for travellers.
Here is rate list of food:-
Egg Biryani-Rs.60 (2 eggs with curry)
Though menu is mouth watering for foodies, the quality comment about food quality is missing.
How can this be rated as useful ?
The best quality & tasty food with excellent service in this CSTM-HWH route
Unmatch quality respect to other trains in this route
It it is so, it is Useful Tip :)
Jnaneswari has one of Best pantry services.
This time rates are high
Egg Biryani-Rs.70 (2 eggs with curry)
It is better than trains on this route, incl Duronto. Of course, food quality is based on personal opinion
Absolutely. I travel at least thrice a year to Kolkata from Mumbai on this train. I cannot remember anytime, when the food was bad. All along it was quite good and filling, with good service. You can even get extras, like extra rice. If you tell the waiters, they will remember it and serve it to you. of course you will have to pay for that, followed by a healthy tip to your server, at end of journey.