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12618/Mangala Lakshadweep SF Express (PT)
منگلا لکشدویپ ایکسپریس     मंगला लक्षद्वीप एक्सप्रेस

NZM/Hazrat Nizamuddin --> ERS/Ernakulam Junction (South)

Updated: Feb 19 2017 (14:21) by Koush12461^~
Feb 19 2017 (14:21)

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General
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Mar 05 2015 (21:20)   12217/Kerala Sampark Kranti Express

Ivar~   18 blog posts
Entry# 1387611            Tags   Past Edits
Travelled to Udupi from Nizamuddin by Mangla Exp. Not a good experience. 26 stations on almost 40 hrs journey. Cleanliness in train was pretty bad. None cleaned it throughout the journey. Foood by Meals on Wheels was not good. Arrival time was odd. One on the night. Return journey by Sampark Kranti was very good. Only 7 stations between Mangalore and New Delhi. Cleaned several times during journey. Was perhaps outsourced. Food was tolerably good by IRCTC. Was punctual.

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Mar 07 2015 (07:45)
moderator*^~   5451 blog posts   20 correct pred (60% accurate)
Re# 1387611-1            Tags   Past Edits
Please provide your Rating and Review of this train in the corresponding train page, by clicking the "Rate" link. This section is only for "Travel Tips". Thanks.

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Oct 17 2016 (14:30)
bindaaskhan   12 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1387611-5            Tags   Past Edits
It's not as bad as it's made to look on this page. Cleaning in 2A at JHS...and then happened at Chiplun as well., I guess it was attended at Bhusaval too during the night. Maybe it wasn't attended too well a year ago.

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Oct 17 2016 (15:02)
Pramodbhandari96   261 blog posts
Re# 1387611-6            Tags   Past Edits
Is train ka Madhya Pradesh state me know halt kyo nahi hai,
Jabki ye train mp.me approx 300 km run Kartika hai
Jabki Raajdhani exp. Durango exp.ka Ratlam me halt diya gaya hai.

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Oct 17 2016 (15:48)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2334 blog posts   135 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1387611-7            Tags   Past Edits
Kyun ke yeh Sampark Kranti Express hain, so apne home state ke alawa doosre states mein kam halts hii honge.

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Oct 17 2016 (17:30)
Pramodbhandari96   261 blog posts
Re# 1387611-8            Tags   Past Edits
Maharashtra, Gujarat, me to is ke panel stations per halt diya hai,
Kota Vadodara ......

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Oct 17 2016 (17:45)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2334 blog posts   135 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1387611-9            Tags   Past Edits
Those halts are given for crew change & fuel re-filling, consider them as technical halts.
Additional for Madhya Pradesh there's already an Madhya Pradesh Sampark Kranti running.

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Oct 17 2016 (17:47)
Pramodbhandari96   261 blog posts
Re# 1387611-10            Tags   Past Edits
Kota & Vadodara are Commercial Halt.

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Oct 17 2016 (17:49)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2334 blog posts   135 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1387611-11            Tags   Past Edits
Those are Technical cum Commercial halts.
Some one please shed some light over the issue, that aren't over Kota & Vadodara there's crew change? as far as I know this is the place where crew changing happens.
Please confirm.

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Oct 17 2016 (17:51)
Pramodbhandari96   261 blog posts
Re# 1387611-12            Tags   Past Edits
Kya Ratlam jn.se Nagpur,ki direct trains connectivity possible nahi hai ?
Jaipur-Nagpur exp.run via Long rout via Ajmer - Chittorgarh- Kota Nagda --Bhopal

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Oct 17 2016 (17:57)
Pramodbhandari96   261 blog posts
Re# 1387611-13            Tags   Past Edits
Ratlam jn.pe Amritsar - Konchuvelli exp.Dehradun-Konchuvelli exp.trains ka Commercial halt nahi hai,
Kota, Vadodara, Surat & Maharashtra k some stations per inks Commercial halt hai,
Pure rout or sirf Madhya Pradesh ya Ratlam Division me inks halt nahi hai,
Kya ye trains bhi S.K.ki category ki hai ?

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Oct 17 2016 (21:26)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2334 blog posts   135 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1387611-14            Tags   Past Edits
Write in complaint portal regarding your grievances.

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Jan 05 2017 (10:09)
Savaari Gaadi   811 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1387611-15            Tags   Past Edits
Btw it's not Konchuveli it's Kochuveli or you can say directly KCVL. Yes ap sahi keh rhe h in dono trains ki halt honi chahiye kyunki dono normal SF h. Unke UR coach bhi lagbhag khali chalti h to agar inko RTM me stop denge to waha k short distance passengers ko fayda milega.
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Toilet/Water/Cleanliness
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Nov 12 2013 (21:23)   12617/Mangala Lakshadweep SF Express

12625 Kerala Express~   4111 blog posts   1217 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 904648            Tags   Past Edits
I have traveled by this train many times. I have no issues with the timing and punctuality but the rakes are too dirty,bad and smelly. The food is also very waste. Last time when i had traveled by this train(12618), the vendors were caught for taking water from bathroom for making tea. This has happened again recently too in 12617. IR should really realize that passengers are paying money for their comfort and should at least pay a small attention towards such things. The rakes should be well maintained too.

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Nov 15 2013 (09:31)
Soumitra Chawathe*^~   30224 blog posts   98197 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 904648-1            Tags   Past Edits
Don't expect much from SR train

Nov 15 2013 (11:58)
12625 Kerala Express~   4111 blog posts   1217 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 904648-2            Tags   Past Edits
well do you think that's a good approach? why to expect less from SR train? all passengers traveling in SR trains pay the same amount like other passengers traveling in NR or ER trains.

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Nov 15 2013 (11:59)
12625 Kerala Express~   4111 blog posts   1217 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 904648-3            Tags   Past Edits
i must tell you the NR train like asr-kcvl and 12431 are not that clean and hygienic either.

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Nov 15 2013 (12:03)
® राहुल जैन ☺ झाडू वाले™🚅🚃🚃🚃🚃🚃*^~   9710 blog posts   14931 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 904648-4            Tags   Past Edits
i too agree such good train should have got lhb but due to lots of corruption we are delaying

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Nov 15 2013 (12:42)
12625 Kerala Express~   4111 blog posts   1217 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 904648-5            Tags   Past Edits
well getting LHB is a different thing but at least they can maintain coaches. I'm a frequent traveler in 12625,12431,12617. i have many bad experiences and have mentioned it in complaint book as well but no use.

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Nov 15 2013 (18:07)
® राहुल जैन ☺ झाडू वाले™🚅🚃🚃🚃🚃🚃*^~   9710 blog posts   14931 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 904648-6            Tags   Past Edits
very sad RIP victims of this accident. i too travel in this train many time from jhansi to kalyan.

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Feb 23 2015 (20:56)
Ivar~   18 blog posts
Re# 904648-7            Tags   Past Edits
Does someone amongst the authorities care to see these blogs and try to do something to improve railways??

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Feb 24 2015 (18:17)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2334 blog posts   135 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 904648-8            Tags   Past Edits
Not SR, but not to expect much from TVC division...

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Jul 12 2016 (14:35)
sudarshankini~   11 blog posts
Re# 904648-9            Tags   Past Edits
yes i agree with you but what to do

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Jul 13 2016 (15:28)
12625 Kerala Express~   4111 blog posts   1217 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 904648-10            Tags   Past Edits
This train is as filthy as anyone can imagine ever!!!!
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Food/Catering
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Apr 13 2016 (23:30)   12618/Mangala Lakshadweep SF Express (PT)

RTR180   958 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1802192            Tags   Past Edits
One of the worst pantry service. Absolutely disgusting in terms of cleanliness and hygiene and even taste. Chicken biriyani tastes like it was prepared in stone age and preserved. Earlier contractor was awesome. Now, the pantry is handled by Meals on Wheels.
Buy your lunch from Agra, Dinner from Bhopal on day 1. Lunch from Ratnagiri/Chiplun and Dinner from Madgaon on day 2.

Apr 14 2016 (12:20)
DJ™^~   15435 blog posts   185350 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1802192-1            Tags   Past Edits
Meals on Wheels is Cheater on Wheels ..

Apr 14 2016 (20:34)
siddharthanand82^~   8195 blog posts   389 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1802192-2            Tags   Past Edits
Jin trains me Meals on Wheels catering karte hain unke khane ka yahi haal hai

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Jul 12 2016 (14:33)
sudarshankini~   11 blog posts
Re# 1802192-3            Tags   Past Edits
YES I DO AGREE
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Phone Charging/Outlets
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Feb 07 2014 (14:23)   12617/Mangala Lakshadweep SF Express

Hussain*^~   19722 blog posts   359091 correct pred (81% accurate)
Entry# 987445            Tags   Past Edits
Sleeper Coaches are pretty Old and charging outlets are available only near the doors. Some of them dont even work.

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Feb 07 2014 (23:43)
Guest: 18c2b97f   show all posts
Re# 987445-1            Tags   Past Edits
No surprises there.:-P .
Some wcr coaches found its way in to one rake which are brand new with charging points and bio toilets
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Food/Catering
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Jun 11 2016 (08:07)   12618/Mangala Lakshadweep SF Express (PT)

Jaι внaraт Jananιya тanυjaтнe*^~   5767 blog posts   634 correct pred (69% accurate)
Entry# 1889391            Tags   Past Edits
If want to taste Pazham Pori , a snack of Kerala made up of Banana as given in pic, but unable to plan journey to kerala.
Board this train n enjoy this snack at your berth or station itself....
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Phone Charging/Outlets
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Jul 12 2015 (18:53)   12617/Mangala Lakshadweep SF Express

Shivam~   3671 blog posts   1074 correct pred (87% accurate)
Entry# 1538781            Tags   Past Edits
POhed but Old coaches, very less coaches with Charging points on bays, some with on ends, some coaches don't have it.
Carrying a power bank/spare battery is recommended for long distance travel.
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Food/Catering
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Jul 12 2015 (18:49)   12617/Mangala Lakshadweep SF Express

Shivam~   3671 blog posts   1074 correct pred (87% accurate)
Entry# 1538778            Tags   Past Edits
Catering is Provided by Meals on Wheels, taste is good. Did have only snacks on-board so no info on lunch/dinner quantity. Items available are:
Samosa/Dal wada(Per piece 10/-)
Chicken curry with Paranthas 100/-
Egg curry with Paranthas 90/-
Special
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Veg(no info on contents) with Paranthas 80/-
Chicken Biryani 100/-
Egg Biryani 70/-
Veg Biryani/Pulav 60/-
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Toilet/Water/Cleanliness
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May 16 2016 (20:42)   12617/Mangala Lakshadweep SF Express

Ashish Rajan   31 blog posts   32 correct pred (69% accurate)
Entry# 1850175            Tags   Past Edits
No cleaning staff recruit for this train on any station.
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Rail Fanning
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Sep 25 2015 (01:47)   12618/Mangala Lakshadweep SF Express (PT)

Sabby   15 blog posts
Entry# 1599191            Tags   Past Edits
Please do not travel in this train. Not at all clean, safe especially for women passengers and also kids they'll definitely fall ill. A.C is like ewww right from ernakulam!!! A.C is good in trains like kerala sampark kranti, rajdhani than this one. This train back then used to be so clean when we used to board from Nasik. For mumbaikars netravati is so much better than mangala(in all terms) or kerala sampark kranti even much better.

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Sep 25 2015 (12:54)
Savaari Gaadi   811 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1599191-1            Tags   Past Edits
What about 3A & 2A of this train?

Sep 25 2015 (15:08)
Sabby   15 blog posts
Re# 1599191-2            Tags   Past Edits
Both times we travelled in 2nd AC it was too bad. Please go for kerala sampark kranti or rajdhani.
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Phone Charging/Outlets
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Sep 06 2014 (11:40)   12618/Mangala Lakshadweep SF Express (PT)

महादेव   647 blog posts   1122 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 1208172            Tags   Past Edits
food quilty so bed

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Sep 07 2014 (14:10)
Milan Chatterjee   17 blog posts
Re# 1208172-1            Tags   Past Edits
How is the illegal occupation of this train?
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