The train normally stop at Hafizpet (2nd line) before scheduled stops BMT and SC. People from Hitech City and nearby areas can deboard and save their time. BE CAREFUL as the train is not taken on any platform at HFZ.
Is this a tip? Tresspassing is not only dangerous but also punishable. Encouraging such type of activities should be kept away from IRI.
This train always reaches Wadi before time irrespective of the delay at Secunderabad.
The crew takes it's own time in changing at Secunderabad and the train sometimes halts at Secunderabad for around 1 hour.
Quite many berths get vacated at Pune and passengers with general tickets board at Pune for travelling to Mumbai.
The food is good especially the Egg curry meals
It's even a good option for travelling to Pune from Secunderabad as the journey is covered during daytime and you reach Pune on schedule.
Whenever I travel to Mumbai, I take Konark as it drops you at Dadar early morning and I can easily take locals towards Borivali without much crowd to handle.
Any WL from Pune to Mumbai gets confirmed during charting of source station as many passengers have booking only till Pune. Hence confidently go for any WL, just ensure to book before charting of source station.
Several duplicate Travel Tips have now been removed.
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Now that multiple trains have been tagged together, adding another related tip for all these trains. One can buy general ticket from Pune to Mumbai and approach the TTE for a berth. Almost 100% you will get berth.
Adding of tag can be done by original blogger only ?
Yes, that's how it is as of now. We may observe and modify/enhance this aspect as per need.
Even people who can reply should be able to tag, at least for tips.
Or a request should be sent automatically to original blogger.
In Konark express (11020), I have found this travel tip correct. There are many people traveling from Bhubaneswar, Visakapatnam, Secundrabad all are getting down at Pune. So between Pune and CSTM there are lot of seats are empty.
But this is applicable only for 17032,not for 17031. Two times i had been cheated by this train travelling from pune to hyd. Both in sleeper. one time i got pqwl 25 and other time i got pqwl 23. Both times it got stuck near to 15..... Had to take bus to travel.....
The tip is about how to travel from Mumbai to Pune, not how to travel from Pune to HYD .
Sir thnaksss for information..
But if I want a ticket from Pune to thane of 3AC soo can I go for any waiting list number??? Or for sleeper only this rule is applicable please tell me
To avoid multiple / duplicate travel tips of same nature, can IRI devise Dropdown menu for Travel tips ?
If it is done many usuers need not 'read' multiple blogs tool !
If you want to save time for SC to Mumbai journey, take Shatabdi from SC to PUNE and then take this train from PUNE to MUMBAI. Confirmed seats/berths will also be available in this combo.
The otion that you have provided I normally avail it, but better if we can get berth in Hussainsagar Express.
What if the Shatabdi gets delayed & Konark reaches Pune before the Shatabdi?
There are other options too from Pune to CSTM but IMO Hussain Sagar is the best option.
Konark has too much of unnecessary slack.