I used to travel in this train almost a decade ago. I do not even remember whether catering was available, THEN. Now, that IRI mentions that catering is available, I would like to know when going from SBC to BGM / MRJ / KOP is catering available after UBL?
I am asking this as I had a very BAD experience perhaps somewhere in between 1998 - 2000 - I was travelling from SBC to BGM and the journey upto DWR was as usual, but once our train crossed Alnavar (LWR)
best train tip read ever..with so much elucidation. Hats off!
Thanks. But in that case doesn't the tip deserve a GREAT? :) Thanks again.
Unfortunately only green can be given , otherwise it eq to 10 greats!
Thanks for educating me. I grew a bit greedy I guess. Sorry!
An eye opener for many people... but even on Mumbai-Howrah trunk route I always carry dry foods & water as precaution, as I too suffered when I was small as mere 8 yrs old in Howrah-Dadar Special train which was struck for good 3-4 hrs for some track related reason...
Thanks. But how old (young) are you now? So that I can manage to calculate the problem you faced in HWH-Dadar Spl exp. :)
I would like to know when going from SBC to BGM / MRJ / KOP is catering available after UBL?
Almost nothing till Londa.
Tea/Coffee at Dharwad and some vendors selling the Peda.
Londa has things to offer, the Vada Pav and Kandha wada being the most common. The main PF, Pf1 that is, has about 3-4 stalls where things like Idlies are available. You'll have to rush to these stalls as soon as the train stops at the PF.
BGM has everything. Kunda, Idly Wadas (not as good as in UBL), Wada Paav, Egg Omlets, etc. Many Engineering students from KLE Engg college and GIT Engg college of BGM come here to savour EGG omlets, Bhurji, Half-boiled (Bull's eye) etc between 12 midnight and 3 a.m. - when all restaurants are closed and these hungry-guts need to cool down their hunger. And I do not want to forget to mention here that ADRAK ki CHAAI is also available inside and also outside of the BGM STN.
You are telling 15 years old story.The Belgaum is now one of the top 10 stations of SWR.I have travelled more stations in SWR but belgaum is best.
Don't worry about food .Login to yatracgef.com and enter your pnr,select menu and order yummy and delicious food which I have tasted.
I was in Belgaum recently. The food options is not good even now. Regarding yatrachef the minimum order for Belgaum is Rs 180 which I think is not good for single travelers.
Catering is available at Londa Junction
Ideal connectivity to Goa from sbc..
Since it is extremely difficult to get confirmed tickets on MAS - VSG express and since the YPR - Vsg departs at 3:00 pm,this train is the best betBook till londa and after 3 hours board amravathi to reach mao @ 1 pm / 2pm.
One can take a taxi from Linda to other parts of Goa. Taxi are available in front of Londa railway station.
Yeah but the highway to goa is in a very bad condition.
I had taken above connectivity only problem is that URs of amaravati exp are jampacked so better to take rani chennamma till hubli and book a reserved ticket from ubl to goa in amaravati.
Nice train to travel from Dharwad to Bangalore...
clean..good speed....almost all coaches are 13made....
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ISO Certified train..:-)