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Blog Entry# 5997208
Posted: Mar 13 (21:59)

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Mar 13 (21:59)   22426/Anand Vihar Terminal - Ayodhya Cantt. Vande Bharat Express | LKO/Lucknow Charbagh NR (9 PFs)
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DOJ- 04th March 2023
Patronage- Had good Waiting List but ended up having some seats available due to less usage of specific quota. Excellent patronage to/from Kanpur (almost stampede like situation), as expected almost empties out at Lucknow. Good patronage from Kanpur for Ayodhya.
Maintenance- Bad, poor shape. Broken Glasses of Windows. Rotating lever doesn't work for few seats in EC. Window blinds were was broken, I had to roll it up by inserting my fingers ended up getting silver paint of roll blinds all over my finger. Washroom maintenance is good enough.
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Fewer mosquitos courtesy of winter season otherwise there would be lot thanks to Ghazipur Nala nearby CDO.
Breakfast- Veg Only due to Ayodhya that too only has One Option, Parontha Sabji. Only Sabji was good rest everything was bad. Good options in ready to make powder tea though. First time saw Lemon Tea, loved it.
Staff Behaviour- Catering guys start serving Soup just before arrival at Lucknow Charbagh. Then they expect "Tips" saying Lucknow waalon ke liye Soup nahin hota humne aapko apne se diya. Total Scam going on. Deliberately serving dishes when one knows maximum movement will be at Lucknow Charbagh only.
Punctuality- As expected due to excessive slack remains before time running just behind Varanasi Vande Bharat. While Varanasi Vande Bharat shows delay of 48 minutes, this train shows no delay at all 🫡😂. Pathetic controlling in Kanpur Lucknow Section, stops at every other stations but reaches on time at Lucknow Charbagh and is deliberately delayed for 12 minutes at outer while WIMT shows train as arrived.

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Mar 13 (22:14)
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Lucknow Charbagh NR Junction, Lucknow Junction NER and Charbagh Metro Station.
The entire area around Rail Coach Restaurant reeks of piss, cleanliness is nowhere to be seen outside. Charbagh Metro Station is more near to LJN NER than LKO NR.
Metro had good ridership, many people till Munshi Pulia, I was going till Indira Nagar in Gomatinagar, nearby my Hotel Savvy Grand.
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after visiting Tunday Kababi I managed to catch Metro from KD Singh Stadium after closure of Token Counter at 10:35 PM, thanks to me purchasing Metro Card at Charbagh before. Really helpful thing during emergencies.

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Why ayodhya only i want all vbe to well maintained like 22436/35 , 22439/40 they both were trendsetter every vb would be like them
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I assume you mean WIMT=Where is my Train; it doesn't always show correct data. Once I was coming from Delhi to Lucknow via ANVT-LJN DD and it showed it's arrival at LJN at 0015 hrs when in reality, we were stranded at Alamnagar at that time. NTES showed the correct time, though NTES is much slower to update. WIMT only updated the correct time the next day.
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Mar 14 (09:39)
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LJN also has it's own metro station barely 500m next to the Charbagh one called Durgapuri lying adjacent to PF#1. There are too many Tunday Kebabi outlets in Lucknow with names like "Grandson of Tunday Kebabi" and what not. Though, IIRC, the official one has only two outlets; the oldest in Chowk but it's located in a alleyway and difficult to get there.
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Yeah saw that from Charbagh metro station, doesn't make much sense. The entry of Charbagh Metro Station is JUST infront of LJN.
It's actually takes sometime to exit LKO and reach Charbagh Metro Station. While for LJN it's much easier.
Saw people actually exiting Metro Station when they came to know about Gutkha etc not being allowed 😂
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