Take enough snacks/eatables from Madgaon since this train has a 10 minute halt there. After Madgaon, literally nothing edible is available onboard.
Last time(July 2013) when I traveled on this between MAO and Udupi lot of food was available. Goli Bhajji,Goa Bun,Upma,Samosa etc. Guess it has changed now.
I bought these 2 items on board 12133. Goli Bhajji and Buns. Travel date Aug 7,2013 between MAO and Udupi.
Only Goli Baje and Upma was available when I traveled and even that was sub-standard.
I have heard aloo bhaji, sukhi bhaji ... but this 'goli bhaji' ... seems unique and new to me...
if you tavelling in this train from Udupi/UD to Mumbai CST/CSTM then dont book from UD to CSTM else you will get reservation in Pooled Quota/PQ. Book from Surathkal/SL, it is just 1 station before Udupi/UD. You will get benefit of GN quota.
What is the issue with pooled quota as long as you are getting confirmed berth in same class?
He means to say if you are getting waiting or RAC then Chances of getting confirmed is more in GNWL than PQWL
It has to be explicit, else this is like asking ppl to let go available berths from UD and book from SL.
dear manoj ji, there is either WL or CNF tickets in PQ. my suggestion was to switct to GN quota when PQ from UD is running waiting list. Most of the time, Udupi/UD shows PQWL#30, while GN from Surathkal/SL is RAC#20 at same time.
"when PQ from UD is running waiting list" was missing in original post. I can understand, but others may not. They may ask - why spend extra money when berths from my station are available. Thanks for clarifying that this is only when PQ is under WL.
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Agreed with great happiness... This is the best ONT between Mao and Mumbai... Speed and Clean even in monsoon. But punctuality it is too bad, but still ok.
2A and 3A coaches are maintained superbly and have awesome cleanliness standards.
Sleeper coaches have average maintainance and decent cleanliness levels.
But the AC coaches are just top notch.
Even sleeper classes are comparatively good. One who usually travel in AC coaches can still travel in sleeper class in this train. Toilets are also clean.
The speed of this train is top notch. Brings even the TVC Rajdhani down to its knees at Bijoor or Senapura.
After Madgaon, goes on an overtaking spree and overtakes 10112 Konkan Kanya and 11004 Rajya Rani Express daily. Also some specials during the peak seasons.
Train is usually punctual these days.
Rarely waits for any crossings.
Only could paint it green if you place it under rfing.
Randomly hitting the " not useful/disagree" button seems to be a chronic activity here.
Wrong categorization, I think.
Dinner loaded at Kumta.
Delicious Veg, Egg and Chicken Biriyani.
Veg Biriyani: 55/-
Chicken Biriyani: 95/-
Vendors will be selling snacks and beverages from Surathkal.
too much cost for chicken biryani
they should sell chicken biryani for Rs 75 at least.
rest are manageable.