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12952/New Delhi - Mumbai Central Rajdhani Express
نی دیلی مومبئ سےنٹرل راجڈھانی ایکسپریس     नई दिल्ली - मुंबई सेंट्रल राजधानी एक्सप्रेस

NDLS/New Delhi --> BCT/Mumbai Central

Updated: Apr 19 2017 (07:40) by Shankar Mehani
Apr 19 2017 (07:40)

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Mar 07 2017 (21:38)   12951/Mumbai Central - New Delhi Rajdhani Express

shreysdivvaakar   8 blog posts
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Best Rajdhani train to travel on, First Class food and service on first ac coach. Very neat and clean, spick and span All thanks to Suresh Prabhu's surge pricing and high flight fares which compelled me to travel in first ac at an already high fare. It felt like a moving hotel. Amazing interiors. Train reached half an hour late, fare is quite expensive for a 15 hr journey, but worth every penny and time spent on it. I am glad I travelled in first ac this time. I got 2 servings of tomato soup and sufficient food quantity and quality was as good as home made food, especially Rohu fried fish. 12951-12951 train is much better than 12953-12954, that is why it has less availability, I was shocked to see so many seats available in august kranti Rajdhani at last minute, now I know why. Also 12951 has lesser halts...
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and New Delhi is a much better station than Nizamuddin with Delhi Metro connectivity. Also you have to board the train in the evening 5 pm and you reach next day morning 8 30 am both ways and can start your day.

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Apr 30 2017 (16:31)
rajatroy1964   28 blog posts   4 correct pred (40% accurate)
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does that mean we will get same quality and type of food on 12952 /ndls-bct raj ?

Apr 30 2017 (18:47)
सिद्धार्थ आनंद^~   10229 blog posts   445 correct pred (76% accurate)
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Yes of course..

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May 03 2017 (07:37)
★ Press Trust of India ★   277 blog posts   183 correct pred (63% accurate)
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Super Coverage Divakar

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May 04 2017 (18:08)
rajatroy1964   28 blog posts   4 correct pred (40% accurate)
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is breakfast served on 12952 mumbai rajdhani?

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May 18 2017 (21:36)
shreysdivvaakar   8 blog posts
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In terms of food and cleanliness, yes definitely. This was first AC. Even second ac itself is clean nowadays and railway staff are very friendly and helpful nowadays. I don't hesitate to give any tips as they deserve it for their hardwork. I only wish Suresh Prabhu did not apply the flexi system of pricing like in flights but still worth every penny.

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May 18 2017 (21:38)
shreysdivvaakar   8 blog posts
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Yes it is. In first ac you can opt for whatever you want from omlette, veg cutlet to poha along with fruits and cornflakes, you can opt for more than 1 item. Quality of food in first ac is very tasty. Second ac, you have a choice between omlette, poha, cutlet and Rava upma, quality is satisfactory.

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May 18 2017 (21:38)
shreysdivvaakar   8 blog posts
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Thanks

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May 19 2017 (18:29)
Dipanshu   1325 blog posts   81 correct pred (65% accurate)
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I am planning to travel in 1A on a Rajdhani from Mumbai to Delhi, just to experience Rajdhani's 1A. But since AK Raj. can be boarded from Andheri and it is 1 hour later than 12951, it suits us more. Also reaching NZM is not an issue, thanks to Ola/Uber. Further you get lot of time to enjoy (?) the breakfast as arrival is at 11 AM.
Will I not get same level of food / service quality in AK?

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May 20 2017 (11:41)
Dipanshu   1325 blog posts   81 correct pred (65% accurate)
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Anyone?

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May 24 2017 (16:54)
shreysdivvaakar   8 blog posts
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Ya ya, I have travelled in 1A August kranti also, it is fine, you will get similar quality and service, though not sure whether you will get the blue birth ones or red berth ones. Only problem will be too may stops, and Nizamuddin station is a small station with only 7 platforms, it gets too congested with lot of local passengers sitting and crowding on platforms as well. New delhi station is one of the major and busiest stations in delhi with about 20 platforms. The 12951/12952 train takes lesser time and few halts. Almost same quality as both are rake sharing and similar onboard staff too.

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May 24 2017 (17:13)
Dipanshu   1325 blog posts   81 correct pred (65% accurate)
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Too many stops - No problem, we are travelling for leisure.
NZM crowding - I use Dadar Mumbai station daily, no other station can be as crowded.
AK Raj can be boarded at Andheri so one can leave office late like around 5.30.. For reaching BCT at 5 PM, we have to leave office at 3.30. almost a half day leave and aur bosses are pain in a**
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WL1 in 1A confirm in AK? currently AVBL is 2 seats only and we are 3 people.

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May 24 2017 (19:32)
shreysdivvaakar   8 blog posts
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easily, as wl1 is still low as 6.seets are reserved for ho/vip quota. atcharting, when thse seats are vacant, they are released to wl passengers, i guess it will confirm much before that.

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May 25 2017 (12:15)
Dipanshu   1325 blog posts   81 correct pred (65% accurate)
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Feb 12 2014 (14:59)   12951/Mumbai Central - New Delhi Rajdhani Express

rahulyoung538   28 blog posts   20 correct pred (48% accurate)
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sab se bakwas Rajdhani ( 12951 ) Mumbai - New Delhi Rajdhani, food was very poor , no much verity in food, no Vegetable slad in Diner .................. totaly bakwas food , bhai kana ghar se le kar ana to bhut achha ho ga.

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Feb 14 2014 (21:18)
moderator*^~   5550 blog posts   20 correct pred (61% accurate)
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Please understand that general opinions like "good", "bad", "bakwas", "achha", etc. are really matters of opinion and taste.
More details on why the food was bad would have made this tip useful.

Feb 15 2014 (01:24)
sanghimangi   574 blog posts   25 correct pred (87% accurate)
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I can understand your feelings, but more descriptions regarding this issue, would have been made this tip much better. First, the impression on the catering lies on the attitude of the serving person. Most of the times I/my friends have seen rude and arrogant servers who things we're getting free food despite paying more than Rs. 400/- in ticket itself.
Secondly, coming to the real issue of food, these people do not even provide sticks and butter before soup, instead giving just soup mixed with toasted pieces of bread. If you're traveling in a group, then, they provide just one tray with tea bags for all.. Food quantity is too less even for 12 yr old kid and quality is
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really bakwas than the roadside PF shops. It is completely irritating for regular travellers to travel with this train by paying extra money and suffering from hunger throughout the journey. So I had given green signal when it comes to the tip for Food/Catering.
The best food (and value for money) one can get from any Rajdhani means, it is Dibrugarh Rajdhani, in my personal opinion.
In a final touch, these catering fellows demanding money from the passengers in multiples of 100s and if anyone gives less (eg. Rs.50/-), just tells to them that, you take it as my tip and returns or scolds them. Why the h**l in this Earth anyone should listen to these manners less people words by paying excess money.
Unless or until if one cannot avoid this train, then should choose, otherwise, considering the atrocities of catering, please prefer even sleeper class of anyother regular trains, please. Further, please do not suggest me for writing complaint and blah blah blah... I have done enough with this and nothing changed...

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Mar 19 2015 (00:21)
Guest: 89be8972   show all posts
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okkk but in 12305-12306 howrah rajdhani the food is ok ok
and which dibrugarh rajdhani u r taking about......... via patna/ via muzffarpur/ via begusarai

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Mar 19 2015 (10:36)
sanghimangi   574 blog posts   25 correct pred (87% accurate)
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12424, the one goes through via Allahabad, Patna... The return of the same train also food is too good.

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Jul 07 2015 (19:35)
manindersaini3~   103 blog posts   91 correct pred (70% accurate)
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i travelled in 12423 from NJP to NDLS, yes they do ask for tip but i clearly said "service charges are included in ticket fare". The food of First class was tasty and more than enough for one person, can't tell about second and third class
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Jul 16 2016 (08:56)   12951/Mumbai Central - New Delhi Rajdhani Express

nandu123412   6 blog posts
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I recently traveled in 12951 Mumbai Rajdhani,and liked it very much.The food was good,and the pantry stafs are not like before, they r really friendly 2 us nowadays.The only thing is that u wont be able 2 enjoy standing near the door as the AC attendant will warn u,but luckily the AC attendant was a malayale and we somehow became good friends and he allowed me 2 stand near the door.Only thing i hated was the Loco of Mumbai rajdhani(WAP 7),whereas i expected it 2 be WAP 5😢.Overall safety i can give it a 10 on 10,food was 9/10,puntuality was 8/10,cleanliness was 9 on 10.Please dont travel in S kranti rajdhani express as it takes longer time 2 travel.Thank You and enjoy ur journey In MUMBAI RAJDHANI OR THE KING OF RAJDHANI.

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Jul 16 2016 (08:58)
بیپلوب کاگیونگ~   4722 blog posts   1685 correct pred (73% accurate)
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Is BCT Rajdhani getting HOG enabled WAP7

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Jul 16 2016 (10:42)
SGUJ WDG4D with KK^~   10246 blog posts   14975 correct pred (86% accurate)
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Yes.

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Jul 16 2016 (10:52)
بیپلوب کاگیونگ~   4722 blog posts   1685 correct pred (73% accurate)
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That's Why The Rajdhani is not getting P5
Hope WR (BRC) to get some HOG Enabled P7 to haul this WR Rajdhani

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Jul 16 2016 (11:15)
SGUJ WDG4D with KK^~   10246 blog posts   14975 correct pred (86% accurate)
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Recently BRC WAP5s were also spotted with 12951/3.

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Jul 16 2016 (11:20)
Udit Mehta~   1418 blog posts   122 correct pred (59% accurate)
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Watch out this video

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Jul 16 2016 (11:42)
بیپلوب کاگیونگ~   4722 blog posts   1685 correct pred (73% accurate)
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I'm saying about HOG Enabled P7
That is Now only at GZB & HWH ELS

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Jul 16 2016 (11:46)
SGUJ WDG4D with KK^~   10246 blog posts   14975 correct pred (86% accurate)
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I know. But not always it gets P7. It got BRC WAP4E too for few runs.

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Jul 16 2016 (13:21)
Udit Mehta~   1418 blog posts   122 correct pred (59% accurate)
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That's bcoz 30445 failed at Bct it self so

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Jul 24 2016 (10:44)
JOSH*^~   13731 blog posts   15258 correct pred (75% accurate)
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Link has been changed to GZB WAP7 way back in March 2013.

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Dec 21 2016 (16:42)
King of Indian Railways should be Howrah Rajdhani~   1093 blog posts   104 correct pred (56% accurate)
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And now HOG WAP7 Gets 2 new sheds. RPM and BRC.
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Mar 14 2014 (17:02)   12952/New Delhi - Mumbai Central Rajdhani Express

Dhruv Mittal   45 blog posts   29 correct pred (78% accurate)
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Try to travel in August Kranti Rather than 12952 Mum Raj. In terms of comfort and food and staff. Very bad in 12952 Mum Raj

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Mar 14 2014 (18:34)
अमित झा*^~   7194 blog posts   117 correct pred (66% accurate)
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plz elaborate how come its possible that comfort is not good in Mumbai Rajdhani.. both AK n Mumbai Rajdhani has RSA so agar AK me comfort feel hota hai to same rack kisi na kisi din Mumbai Rajdhani me bhi aayega..
2nd thing-- BCT Rajdhani has lesser stops thn AK Rajdhani so i guess end to end pax ke liye BCT Rajdhani better hogi..
catering's story is almost same in every rajdhani now a days.. be it Mumbai Rajdhani or HWH Rajdhani or SDAH Rajdhani or DBRT Rajhani

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Apr 03 2014 (23:20)
Dhruv Mittal   45 blog posts   29 correct pred (78% accurate)
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Yes you are correct. I meant in terms of food and catering only :)

May 31 2016 (19:22)
Jeevan Jerome   36 blog posts   5783 correct pred (69% accurate)
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My friend travelled in 12951 bct-ndls. He was travelling in 2AC. He felt the food was not fresh as per taste in a veg meal and he also felt inappropriate about the tipping rule demanding by the coach attendant. He tweeted to the Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu about the entire incident. Within 4days there was a railway official frm bct division at his residence returning him his entire money by cheque and also getting an apology letter from the minister and a H1 travel ticket in the same train as a upgrade since the entire service was not worth the money. So people please there is a way to reach out to the correct person. Its no point chatting sch lame conversation's here by saying the Paneer was not cooked well, the dal was too watery, wch rajdhani serves better food etc etc... Nothing personal folks.... tc
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Jan 24 2014 (03:27)   12952/New Delhi - Mumbai Central Rajdhani Express

Dhruv Mittal   45 blog posts   29 correct pred (78% accurate)
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Disappointing food and catering. Dep date: 23rd jan. Class 3A

Feb 06 2014 (15:44)
sanghimangi   574 blog posts   25 correct pred (87% accurate)
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Same in 2AC also... Dep date: 5 Jan 2014... Coach: A4.. The attitude of caterer also very bad... He demand tips in terms of 100.... That too whenever he gives food, asks us to return plates immediately and thinking I am sitting for his convenience. One has to finish dinner in 10 mins kind of thing is his urgency.. If we late he scolds... It seems he serves me free of cost... Do I pay and go in trains to get scold from him???? Atleast me is fine, others in my coach are just left him without beating or throwing him out of the train.. Rest of the condition, I leave for your imagination...

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Feb 06 2014 (19:32)
venky 63~   828 blog posts   65 correct pred (59% accurate)
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there is complaint register avilable with pantry manager , do it if u enconuter this problem again , since this incident happeend sonme tiem ago , sent yr complaint to western railway , gen manager , quoting yr ticket particuar, coach and class

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Feb 21 2014 (18:13)
moderator*^~   5550 blog posts   20 correct pred (61% accurate)
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Railway food is almost always "disappointing", since it can never measure up to the quality of home-cooked food. So there is nothing new here. Further elaboration (if possible) will make this tip more useful.
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1. How is it disappointing?
2. Are other Rajdhanis better? If so, which one?
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Has the food quality gone down recently?
4. What were you expecting, that led to your disappointment? Details needed. Was the food cold? Was it stale? Too much salt? Too watery? Generally not tasty? Roti was hard?
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Thanks.

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Mar 14 2014 (16:56)
Dhruv Mittal   45 blog posts   29 correct pred (78% accurate)
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sanghimangi yesss trueee. i had returned after two days in BCT-NZM August Kranti Raj in 3A class. That was very good compared to Mum Raj. I found the 3A to be far better than 3A of Mum Raj.

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Mar 14 2014 (17:00)
Dhruv Mittal   45 blog posts   29 correct pred (78% accurate)
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Very true! Same i experienced this. He asked me the flask of hot water. When i denied to return so early he was like that why didnt i return. as if we are beggers and given food just like that

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Mar 14 2014 (18:36)
अमित झा*^~   7194 blog posts   117 correct pred (66% accurate)
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boss he can't scold anybody,, aapko complain karna chahiye tha..
food achha to HWH Raj n SDAH Raj ka bhi nahin hai lekin PC staffs achhe hain n they agree ki degradation ho gaya hai :D

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Mar 17 2014 (00:32)
sanghimangi   574 blog posts   25 correct pred (87% accurate)
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No one scold anybody, but the way the caterer behaves, the attitude and treatment from the caterer matters... When we ask of something, he does not respond, how it feels for passenger who over-paid for compulsory food in Rajdhanis??? Before you get-up from the bed (here I say 5:55 am), the caterer serves water and Tea bags, and when you come by 6:15 am after brush and toilet, he takes away tea cups and hot-water, what you will feel? This is just an example of horrible experience we had. The previous night, he gave snacks late at 6 and soup at 6:30 and dinner at 7:00. He was so furious when we did not have dinner till 7:30 and said, we can return food plates food only after 8. You please tell me, how can I adjust my routine for the will of the caterer?

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Mar 17 2014 (00:34)
sanghimangi   574 blog posts   25 correct pred (87% accurate)
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That is the exact word "beggers" that the caterers think of passengers. They should realize that we have over-paid for our compulsory meal since we dont have any other options. Rather than service, now it had become, exploiting the situation and looting people money in Rajdhanis. Mumbai Rajdgani is worst flagship for IR IMAO.

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Mar 24 2014 (21:13)
Dhruv Mittal   45 blog posts   29 correct pred (78% accurate)
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v bad

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Apr 05 2014 (19:27)
Surat BDTS Intercity the DON of WR~   5780 blog posts   225 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Conditions of both Rajdhani are same there's no difference.

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Jun 07 2016 (19:06)
Guest: 71f66a0a   show all posts
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Sealdah Rajdhani staff is good?? what a fine joke !!
There is a vast gap of attitude between the staff of Howrah Raj and Sealdah Raj.
Howrah Raj, everyone is courteous and cool. But in Sdah Raj, all gundas and cheap staff.

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Jun 07 2016 (19:14)
Lucknow Metro~   2360 blog posts   9 correct pred (47% accurate)
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Then do something about it, atleast go and complain at the online portal. If possible, get the names of the people and complain at the station. Heck, just tweet the Railway Minister about it.

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Jun 07 2016 (21:42)
अमित झा*^~   7194 blog posts   117 correct pred (66% accurate)
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i never said SDAH Rajdhani ke staff achhe hain.. fir se padhen aap mere likhe line ko _/\_
i wrote--- food achha to HWH Raj n SDAH Raj ka bhi nahin hai lekin PC staffs achhe hain n they agree ki degradation ho gaya hai .. means food achha HWH Rajdhani ka bhi nahi hai lekin staff achhe hain uske..

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Jun 08 2016 (08:54)
अमित झा*^~   7194 blog posts   117 correct pred (66% accurate)
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ye blog bhi abtak active hai :O

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Jun 09 2016 (10:29)
Guest: 71f66a0a   show all posts
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