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Today (10:07)   12003/Lucknow Jn - New Delhi Swarn Shatabdi Express

वंदे भारत एक्सप्रेस^~   2167 blog posts   329 correct pred (53% accurate)
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In every Coach there is a TV screen installed in which you can see the speed of train and the distance remaining for next stoppage station.
  
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Yesterday (17:00)   22498/Tiruchchirappalli - Shri Ganganagar HumSafar Express

Ratnakar~   3911 blog posts   2158 correct pred (82% accurate)
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Review of 22498 Tiruchirapalli Shriganganagar Humsafar exp:
Coach - B16, Bangarapet to Hanumangarh. DOJ - 1 feb 2019
1. Features - No humsafar features except CCTV and info screen at both ends of coach (many of which don't work. And obviously the HS vinyl is wrapped on normal LHB coach.
2. Cleanliness & Maintainance - OK. The train is clean on first day
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(as seen at Bangarpet) with exteriors not being spic and span but interiors are OK. The bedrolls are kept at the seats and if not ask for it from the attendant or take from any other seat. The bedrolls are clean. The OBHS is quite lazy and cleans the coach only twice in whole journey and that also once on 2nd day and once on 3rd day. At Ahmedabad, the vestibules and toilets are cleaned by station management.
EDIT - In toilets no availability of tissue paper or handwash. Hand towels have to be asked for separately.
3. Food - Excellent food but lacks variety. Same veg thaali costing rs 100 in all meals. Other items on sale are papad (2 for 20, no single piece, have to take two), samosa (2 for 20), bread butter and cutlets (rs 30). Bread butter and cutlets were excellent, looked freshly prepared in the pantry and piping hot. Food is more than satisfactory in this train. Lunch/Dinner menu - 3 big chapatis, rice, daal, paneer veg, semi dry aalo matar/gobhi, pickle, salt.
4. Punctuality - Punctual till Palanpur. After that gets late by around 1hr 30 min to 2 hr and that continues till Shriganganagar.
5. Sightseeing/Railfanning - Runs through a beautiful route. If the traveller is a railfan, then on 2nd day wake up early and you will be prized with the train negotiating the famous daundaj curve. Then comes the sunrise in shindawane ghats. Take a break at Pune and proceed to look out for the Bhor ghats. Both shindawane and bhor ghats are worth waking up early. You will get really nice views. On third day, train enters Rajasthan's Thar desert and if you like this vegetation then you will not regret taking this train. The bikaner shriganganagar road (an excellent tempting black tarmac) runs parallel to the tracks. As you approach closer to Hanumangarh, vegetation changes from yellow to green (you will think you are in Punjab), all thanks to Indira gandhi canal which the train crosses just before Suratgarh jn.
6. Charging points - Since its a normal 3ac coach only 3 charging points are present in compartment of 8 berths. Most of them (around 9/10) working perfect.
7. Security - No RPFs, no strict attendants. But sometimes thats a boon too as normally this route is safe enough and doorplating can be done in areas to look out for like daundaj, shindawane, bhor, etc.
EDIT - The CCTVs are in working condition and worked throughout the journey.
All in all, the journey will be very nice with no disturbance as its a full AC train . Only thing it lacks is the humsafar features and lazy OBHS.

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Feb 13 (14:34)   16591/Hampi Express

Bangalore to Kacheguda via kurnool Doubling~   2793 blog posts   3055 correct pred (78% accurate)
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Please check it's counterpart (16592) arrival at Hubli, if that's delayed by more than 1hour or so then this train will be badly screwed till SBC. No delay cover up between UBL-BAY despite less train traffic during the time. After GTL because of congestion delay may get worse

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Feb 05 (10:02)   22679/Yesvantpur - Hassan InterCity SF Express

gurudatharao~   314 blog posts   5 correct pred (60% accurate)
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Yesterday, I had been to YPR railway station to witness the inaugural ceremony of YPR SMET Janshatabdi. Since I reached YPR railway station bit late i.e., at 5.50 PM, the inauguration was all over. Since I had the PF ticket with me, I thought of taking a stock of the trains about to leave/arrive. I saw this train (22679 YPR HAS IC SF) on PF 6 (I think all the trains to HAS and beyond will leave from this platform only, as on an earlier occasion, I had boarded the YPR Karwar triweekly day express from this platform only. All the coaches of this train are new coaches and some of them are Deen Dayalu General coaches which were neat and clean and shining both from inside and outside. The occupancy was good in General and 2S reserved coaches. But, hardly 5-6 persons were travelling...
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Dec 03 2018 (19:16)   BTE/Bharatpur Junction (5 PFs)

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This station serves as nearest railhead to 5.4 km distant Keoladeo national park situated on bharatpur- sewar road, known for migratory birds breeding and residence. Some of the species of the globe like egyptian eagle , syberian truss breed here only and leave after 2 months with newborn offsprings
Large wetlands group under ramsar convention lie in its territory.
Timings : 7am to 6pm (closes early in winters)
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fee: 75 rs per adult, 20rs for student.
Connectivity:
1. By road: located on mathura -jaipur highway its a 3.5 hour drive from delhi either by yamuna expressway or erstwhile nh2,delhi -mathura -bharatpur highway. Bus{state/private }, taxi, cab all available.
Auto /taxi available from junction for park. Auto charge 80-100rs while taxi charge in the range of 250 -300rs . Ola/uber not present but websites like savaari.com and hiremecar are active.
Parking fee for four wheelers is 60rs for a day that too be paid extra to hirer
2. By rail: located on high speed mathura -sawai madhopur -kota section , so loads of connectivity. From delhi there is nzm -kota spl early morning whose departure timing is slightly unreliable, often departs late from nzm.
3. Flight : nearest airport is agra . Taking Flights from delhi not practical.
One day trip is sufficient.One round of park completes in 4-5 hrs.
Modes available : bicycle (60 rs for a day) or
Cycle rikshaw/e- rikshaw(500 rs for 3 hrs) or horse pulled tonga or by foot.
Bi-cycle is the best mode to explore the flora and fauna bestowed by mother nature to this place.
Don't forget to take binoculars/dslr
PS: keep the mobile in flight mode and carry jute bags to collect plastics/wrappers ,litterings). It would be a great service to eco system by you.

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