The food is tasty provided by MOW. Bread cutlet 35 Rs, Tea - 10 Rs, Lunch and Dinner at 120 INR only.
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.
They hv no rate card. U cnt remain hungry for some few bucks.
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!
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
"Hawa tight"😂. Good reply
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
hamaari Utkal ki thodi taarif bhi kar dijiye sirji.
Punctuality is very good.
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.
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.
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.
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
bt is train ki pantry ka khana achha ni lga . #should_upgrade
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.
I hv traveled from PURI to NZM in Kaling utkal exp. Punctuality is good but it covers very long route
Agree..Longer route but Journey time is very long with Huge amount of halts.
No one prefers Utkal because of its route
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.
No of reservations are very less in this train . Mostly general ticket holders and daily passangers use this train.
I don't think so...See below Waiting status..
18478 KALINGAUTKALEXP H NIZAMUDDIN PURI
S.No. Date Class - SL
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
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.
Yes there should be train JAT-PURI via LDH-UMB-SRE-BE-SCC-GKP-CPR
very useful thanks for sharing :)
Hirakund is a good option actually...
Nandan Kanan and Neelachal are hardly punctual...
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.
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
Pinned down correctly.....Once a Halt is introduced, it nearly IMPOSSIBLE to remove that halt.
All Politics Game ....
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..
I don't think their is much need
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
Ab aise me kaise pata chalega ki BE mMB se kitne passanger baithte h.
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
I agree MB and BE are big cities but demand won't be much to Odisha than any other place
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
But Puri and BBS is religious destination. So many people go there
Purushottam ko via SLN lko mb divert kar dena chahiye
Does SL have charging points?
Which train ???
If asking about Purushottam express, then yes this train have charging sockets in every SL coach near every seat. Its LHB coaches.
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.
If wish to travel from Tatanagar to Delhi , and getting heavy waiting list or regret in this train for SL class, then Book Kharagpur to New delhi and change boarding point to Tatanagar.
Tata is in RLWL quota whereas KGP is in GNWL quota, thus having more chance of confirmation or atleast getting RAC if take GNWL below 60-70 in Sleeper class.
yup i always get gnwl from kgp
but iski timing bekar h kgp me thats why i didn't travel in this train both up and down
Night arrival hai Kharagpur pe....But agar delhi se aate time delay ho gai , toh 1-2 baj sakte hain...;)
mujhe koi b train suite nhi krti ndls to KGP
kisi k timing kharab h delhi me to kisi k timing kharab h KGP me
bs ek rajdhani h shi
but rajdhani k
Flight kise pasand hai ?
Train ka apna alag mazaa hota hai...Flight is a Boredom and very hassled travelling option & i always keep it as the LAST MOST option.
For travelling to Odisha , i always prefer Rajdhani for AC and Odisha Sampark kranti for SL class. I also don't prefer Purushottam due to crowd and awkward timings at BLS.
mujhe to suitable hi nhi krti koi train kgp se ndls
btw kgp se ndls ek deidcated connectivity honi chahiye
KGP to NDLS Rajdhani toh best hai....And agar SL travel karna ho toh Howrah toh hai hi Paas mein......;)