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12801/Purushottam SF Express (PT)
ପୁରୁଷୋତ୍ତମ ସୁପରଫାସ୍ଟ ଏକ୍ସପ୍ରେସ     पुरुषोत्तम सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस

PURI/Puri --> NDLS/New Delhi

Updated: Feb 19 2017 (23:37) by GKP WAP5^~
Feb 19 2017 (23:37)

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Jun 08 2017 (12:17)   12802/Purushottam SF Express (PT)

sk8945   7 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
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1280/Purushottam Express
130 Km/h Kanpur Ghaziabad & Mughal Sarai Section
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Mar 24 2016 (15:46)   12802/Purushottam SF Express (PT) | BBS/Bhubaneswar (6 PFs)

LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6677 blog posts   8511 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 1777890            Tags   Past Edits
Booking Preference Tip.
If you have to travel from Delhi to Coastal Odisha , then your train availability searching priority should as: (For SL class)
1. Purushottam express (No doubt about this train;Book this as your 1st preference)
2. BBS Duronto express (only for Bhubaneswar people ; Punctuality is poor; But very safe and secure as no unreserved or daily travellers are allowed to
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board)
3. Odisha Sampark Kranti express (Puctuality is poor but its better bcoz NO unreserved or WL crowd boards this train due to Least halts in UP)
4. Nandan Kanan express (Better than neelanchal bcoz takes shorter route; punctuality is poor but seat availibility is better than Neelanchal)
5. Neelanchal Express (You will hardly get CNF seat in this train; Very demanded train as its the only train connecting Central UP with Odisha & puri)
6. Hirakund Express (Takes the shortest route; Good punctuality; but problem is its speed and total time taken; Huge number of halts and unreserved & Daily travellers board this in SL class)
7 ANVT BBS weekly express (Train best suited for Western Odisha; takes 2nd longest route and punctuality is poor ;Not much beneficial for coastal odisha)
8. Kalinga Utkal express (This should be the least preferred for travelling to coastal odisha; Very slow and heavy crowded throughout the route with Unreserved , WL and Daily travellers;Maintenance is below average;Takes the Longest route so that whole northern coastline of odisha is covered but still takes hell lot of time;Don't take SL class in this train unless have NO other option)
Now For AC classes,
Only opt Rajdhani or Purushottam. Getting seat in BBS rajdhani is easier and journey would be punctual.

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Apr 06 2016 (14:37)
KODAIKANAL Princess of Hills*^~   30865 blog posts   3130 correct pred (69% accurate)
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hamaari Utkal ki thodi taarif bhi kar dijiye sirji.
Punctuality is very good.

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Apr 06 2016 (15:39)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6677 blog posts   8511 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Punctuality very good ??? Kya bol dia aapne sir...Its Excellent. Balasore pe Utkal aur Purushottam do train aati hain at midnight from Delhi, but Puru majority 1-1.30hr delay rehti hai but Utkal humesha ontime.
But kharabi yeh hai ki Koi leta hi nahi hai from Delhi to Coastal odisha. Itna circular journey kaun kare. ;)
Western odisha jyada prefer karte hain Utkal.

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Apr 06 2016 (15:41)
KODAIKANAL Princess of Hills*^~   30865 blog posts   3130 correct pred (69% accurate)
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Actually ham Rourkela waalo ke liye Utkal bahut achhi train he, punctuality pe kabhi sawaal ni uthata and Rourkela waalo ko WAP7 ke darshan bhi Utkal hi karaati he.

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Apr 06 2016 (16:02)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6677 blog posts   8511 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Thats right...ECoR ne more faster ANVT BBS SF de di for western odisha, but woh kabhi bhi on time nahi chalti. Always 4-5hrs delay.
But this old horse Utkal always stay on time whatever be the season. Best preferred by Wetern odisha only.

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Apr 06 2016 (16:42)
Ankit Sharma~   2175 blog posts   240 correct pred (69% accurate)
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actually mein iska route kaafi zyada lambaa h . bt i hv travelled in this train till tatanagar from NZM it was late bt after that the LP came into aggressive mode nd bang !!!! it reached before time at PURI

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Apr 06 2016 (16:43)
Ankit Sharma~   2175 blog posts   240 correct pred (69% accurate)
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bt is train ki pantry ka khana achha ni lga . #should_upgrade

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Apr 07 2016 (01:04)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6677 blog posts   8511 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Yes...the pantry standard is average below standard.....Instead good pantry is present in Odisha sampark kranti which serves good quality food as per my last journey experience.
But then we have to compromise on Punctuality factor if we check on pantry quality.

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Apr 20 2016 (21:46)
12952 GKP Trip 28 June BSK~   6769 blog posts   343 correct pred (77% accurate)
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I hv traveled from PURI to NZM in Kaling utkal exp. Punctuality is good but it covers very long route

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Apr 20 2016 (22:52)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6677 blog posts   8511 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Agree..Longer route but Journey time is very long with Huge amount of halts.

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Apr 21 2016 (22:32)
Afraaz suhail 🚂🚄🚅~   4262 blog posts   573 correct pred (87% accurate)
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No one prefers Utkal because of its route

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Apr 22 2016 (00:19)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6677 blog posts   8511 correct pred (74% accurate)
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delhi to Odisha travelling people don't like Utkal exp but the people of MP , specially from jabalpur side (Boarding from Katni) and going to Balasore-Bhadrak, people still prefer Kalinga Utkal due to its punctual and direct route.
End to End people don't prefer but Intermediate travellers prefer it very much due to its good seat availability.

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Apr 22 2016 (14:33)
12952 GKP Trip 28 June BSK~   6769 blog posts   343 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 1777890-12            Tags   Past Edits
No of reservations are very less in this train . Mostly general ticket holders and daily passangers use this train.

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Apr 22 2016 (16:04)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6677 blog posts   8511 correct pred (74% accurate)
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I don't think so...See below Waiting status..
18478 KALINGAUTKALEXP H NIZAMUDDIN PURI


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Class -3A
1 23- 4-2016 RLWL276/WL179 RLWL87/WL47
2 24- 4-2016 RLWL215/WL131 RLWL71/WL44
3 25- 4-2016 RLWL178/WL116 RLWL67/WL35
4 26- 4-2016 RLWL126/WL64 RLWL48/WL33
5 27- 4-2016 RLWL112/WL59 RLWL51/WL29
6 28- 4-2016 RLWL89/WL55 RLWL40/WL25
Itni waiting hai...Aur kitna chaiye ?

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Apr 24 2016 (12:51)
12952 GKP Trip 28 June BSK~   6769 blog posts   343 correct pred (77% accurate)
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There are 7 trains fŕom DLI to BBS but why not a single train via BE.
BE and MB needs a train to BBS and Puri

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Apr 24 2016 (15:46)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6677 blog posts   8511 correct pred (74% accurate)
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The reason is absolute stoppage of starting any new train for odisha.
The last train that was started for odisha to north india was ANVT BBS Weekly SF which was for Western Odisha on the same departure slot as of Odisha Sampark kranti.
After that till now there is NO trains started. All the RM have completely ignored to connect Puri , a one of the Biggest tourist destination with Jammu-Katra or Haridwar or Amritsar North Indian cities.

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Apr 24 2016 (22:19)
12952 GKP Trip 28 June BSK~   6769 blog posts   343 correct pred (77% accurate)
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Yes there should be train JAT-PURI via LDH-UMB-SRE-BE-SCC-GKP-CPR

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Apr 25 2016 (01:21)
Guest: 4957ff64   show all posts
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very useful thanks for sharing :)

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May 01 2016 (14:48)
SER Boss Coromandel Exp   472 blog posts   514 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Hirakund is a good option actually...
Nandan Kanan and Neelachal are hardly punctual...

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May 01 2016 (14:53)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6677 blog posts   8511 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Problem with Hirakund is Huge Number of Halts and very slow TT with Heavy inflow of MST/UR travellers between Delhi-Bina.
Whereas in nandan Kanan , the rush is bit less as compared to Hirakund....If ECoR somehow Speed up Hirakund express (which is easily possible) , then i would say it can climb up to atleast Rank 2.

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May 01 2016 (14:59)
SER Boss Coromandel Exp   472 blog posts   514 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Problem is that a train with as much halts as Hirakud will need little more slack...
I wont deny that its not feasible...
Ofcourse its feasible, at the same time too much halts should be removed.
P.S: removing stops aint that easy :P :P

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May 01 2016 (15:36)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6677 blog posts   8511 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Pinned down correctly.....Once a Halt is introduced, it nearly IMPOSSIBLE to remove that halt.
All Politics Game ....

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Jul 29 2016 (14:11)
Debashis~   701 blog posts   61 correct pred (67% accurate)
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But we ppl of Balasore could never see TKD WAP-7 of Utkal exp as both up and down trains arrive here late at night... isliye hum Rajdhani k WAP-7 se kaam chala lete hain... so till now only 2 trains of Odisha r getting WAP-7 from start to end... Duronto ko kabhi kabhi as an offlink mil jati hai WAP-7 but very rarely..Purushottam should get it upto Puri instead upto KGP..

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Aug 08 2016 (13:21)
Afraaz suhail 🚂🚄🚅~   4262 blog posts   573 correct pred (87% accurate)
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I don't think their is much need

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Aug 09 2016 (13:05)
12952 GKP Trip 28 June BSK~   6769 blog posts   343 correct pred (77% accurate)
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BE and MB koi chhote cities to h nhi jo aap kah raje ho ki jarurat nhi . Ab train nhi h to LKO ,CNB ya NDLS se train board karni padti h BE MB walo
Ko .
Ab aise me kaise pata chalega ki BE mMB se kitne passanger baithte h.

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Aug 09 2016 (22:58)
Afraaz suhail 🚂🚄🚅~   4262 blog posts   573 correct pred (87% accurate)
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I am telling about people boarding from these cities. Not much people from those side reside in Odisha not much people from Odisha reside on that region

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Aug 09 2016 (22:59)
Afraaz suhail 🚂🚄🚅~   4262 blog posts   573 correct pred (87% accurate)
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I agree MB and BE are big cities but demand won't be much to Odisha than any other place

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Aug 09 2016 (23:03)
Afraaz suhail 🚂🚄🚅~   4262 blog posts   573 correct pred (87% accurate)
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A dedicated train to Puri - MB won't be a hit but yes a train goin via these place to another place will be hit

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Aug 11 2016 (07:05)
12952 GKP Trip 28 June BSK~   6769 blog posts   343 correct pred (77% accurate)
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But Puri and BBS is religious destination. So many people go there

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Aug 27 2016 (19:52)
amaljha411   249 blog posts
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1 compliments
Bakwas
Purushottam ko via SLN lko mb divert kar dena chahiye

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Aug 27 2016 (22:03)
12952 GKP Trip 28 June BSK~   6769 blog posts   343 correct pred (77% accurate)
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Sahi kaha.

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Mar 15 2017 (17:13)
Bhanu Prakash Choudhary   36 blog posts   15 correct pred (56% accurate)
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Does SL have charging points?

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Mar 15 2017 (18:37)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6677 blog posts   8511 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Which train ???
If asking about Purushottam express, then yes this train have charging sockets in every SL coach near every seat. Its LHB coaches.

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Mar 16 2017 (09:40)
Bhanu Prakash Choudhary   36 blog posts   15 correct pred (56% accurate)
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18477/8

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Mar 16 2017 (19:03)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6677 blog posts   8511 correct pred (74% accurate)
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All The SL coaches doesn't have charging socket near each seat.
As it has total 5 set of rakes, out of which some coaches have sockets near seat and the older ones have sockets near the main door.

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May 05 2017 (14:20)
Saurabh®~   2433 blog posts   38 correct pred (72% accurate)
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ECo r should tighten in the TT of hirakud in Odisha, sambalpur jn loco reversal should be avoided

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May 10 2017 (11:30)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6677 blog posts   8511 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Yes...About 20-30 minutes speed up is possible for VSKP-ASR Hirakund express between CTC-JSG.
And instead of Sambalpur bypass, i would say EcoR should electrify the SBP-JSG stretch and then Loco change over can be doe at SBP itself with reversal also just like its happening at present at JSG. And due to which, it can bypass JSG station.
It will be more easier for the ECoR train to bypass SER satellite station instead of bypassing a ECoR Division Junction.

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May 10 2017 (12:06)
Saurabh®~   2433 blog posts   38 correct pred (72% accurate)
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for an ecor train to bypass ser junction administrative permission of ser zone is required. but it is administratively easier for ecor to bypass their own junction.

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May 10 2017 (12:20)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6677 blog posts   8511 correct pred (74% accurate)
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SBP is divisional HQ. And bypassing a Divisional HQ by the home zone well demanded train is nearly impossible.
Labor unions and People of Sambalpur won't accept this kind of bypass.
JSG is very small as compared to SBP and bypassing it wont serve much of loss to Railways in comparison to Sambalpur.

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May 10 2017 (13:49)
Saurabh®~   2433 blog posts   38 correct pred (72% accurate)
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The train will still serve the city albeit it will stop at sambalpur city halt.there are many examples in the past that it has been done. The sole garib rath train in secr bypasses zonal hq bilaspur and goes through usalapur to avoid lr.abkp durg exp was also diverted earlier. Well am not personally advocating any thing, just citing examples from.past. and it all depends upon ecor that how fast it completes electrification process.
Bypassed or not this still a very good train averaging 54 km speed despite so many halts. (except the avg cleanliness) and personally prefer it while going to delhi from bsp

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May 10 2017 (19:24)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6677 blog posts   8511 correct pred (74% accurate)
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This aggressive schedule specially between SBP-BSP makes it sometimes delayed while arriving BSP (45min to 1hr delay).
If JSG bypassing is done, then i think some slack can be provided.
ECoR won't bypass this train from SBP.
As already can be seen , to cover more of its zonal territory, ECoR extended it to VSKP in all covering ALL divisional HQ of
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ECoR i.e KUR , WAT , SBP, thus making it a time wastage for VSKP area people.

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May 10 2017 (19:41)
Saurabh®~   2433 blog posts   38 correct pred (72% accurate)
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Around 20 minutes runtime can be reduced if its made to skip nzmkyuki ndls par already 20 min ka stoppage hai Also Can this be given eloco at talcher upto vskp like durg puri exp

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May 11 2017 (20:58)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6677 blog posts   8511 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Totally agree to the point.
ECoR is giving ELoco for mere Puri to Talcher journey for Puri Durg Express, but this train is running with Diesel Loco all the way from VSKP to Talcher Fully electrified stretch.
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Mar 09 2016 (22:11)   12801/Purushottam SF Express (PT)

JYOTI BHASHKAR SINHA~   351 blog posts   383 correct pred (64% accurate)
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Always opt for AC class in this train 12801 as well as 12802.
If AC doesn't suit your pocket, always try for upper or side upper berth in sleeper class.
Don't even dare to take a LB or SLB because you will struggle for your own seat in GAYA-MGS & MZP- ALD section and vice-versa
The food is tasty provided by MOW. Bread cutlet 35 Rs, Tea - 10 Rs, Lunch and Dinner at 120 INR only.

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Feb 19 2017 (23:47)
arunpanchal2   250 blog posts
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Dinner does not deserve Rs 120/-. Same food i had purchased on 70/- at Bina Jn. Just ask them menu and bill (Which they will not provide) .
MOW always looting passenger.

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Feb 20 2017 (00:17)
©®™१२४३९ राँची राजधानी एक्सप्रेस १२४४० ™®©^~   2749 blog posts   23912 correct pred (76% accurate)
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They hv no rate card. U cnt remain hungry for some few bucks.

Feb 20 2017 (02:13)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2502 blog posts   164 correct pred (71% accurate)
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Even on 12102 Jnaneshwari Delx Meals on Wheels guys sell Dinner/Lunch at ₹.120 which it's not worth.
Reason is they have many buyers whom readily buy at any price. In a recent journey by my sister in 12860 Gitanjali Express on 14/07/16 (Sunday) was charged ₹.170 for dinner which she demanded bill & when it was refused, she threatened to complain over Twitter, then only they returned ₹.100 to her! While co-passengers were least bothered about this over charging, so just imagine what's mentality of people!

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Feb 20 2017 (19:29)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6677 blog posts   8511 correct pred (74% accurate)
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I have travelled in Jnaneswari and Samarsata , and i have pressurized the PC guys to provide me the actual priced Food. They 1st became off-guard and rejected saying that its the Railway price. I asked for Menu card and they gave up.
In end, their reply came , " Sir railways ke different food rates hain. 170 hai, 120 hai, 70 hai and 55 bhi hai. Aap jo demand kar rhe thhe wo sasta wala meal hai."
I replied, " Koi baat nahi. Tum wohi leke aao and AS PER
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THE MENU hi lana or else ek call karunga , tumhare manager ki hawa tight ho jayegi."
So, the only thing matter is Passengers mentality. While this much scene was happening, my co-passengers were least bothered and were busy filling their tummy with "Overpriced Food".

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Feb 23 2017 (18:37)
LHB for SCR legends please~   498 blog posts   107 correct pred (66% accurate)
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"Hawa tight"😂. Good reply
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Feb 17 2016 (21:21)   12801/Purushottam SF Express (PT)

JYOTI BHASHKAR SINHA~   351 blog posts   383 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 1741751            Tags   Past Edits
I think that puru is the worst maintained LHB rake among all in the complete IR network
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