Worst experience in GENERAL SECOND CLASS compartment. Pl not to travel in GENERAL COACH. Coaches are jam-packed after TIRUPATI.
:p You thought GN Coaches gonna be empty?
Most of the GN coaches of such Long distance are gonna be Packed most of the Time. Nothing Surprising in it.
If, Any members Traveled in this train Recently, Kindly again Review of the above !!
General Coches of Weekly long distance train having very less stops are found empty like 12484/Amritsar - Kochuveli Weekly SF Express. Trains which run daily are famous and never have empty general coaches or even any coach Sleeper,AC all full
Weekly me bhi wahi khali hote hain jo odd time pe stoppage lein aur bahut se station skip karein. Kocchuveli asr kai bade station bhi skip karti hai isliye khali chalti hai
had you recently take blessings at Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanam. I want to know more as I am planning to visit TTD and Srisailam in March 1st week.
Well you are always welcome to TPTY. You may go to darshan on Thursday becoz on that day you will get NIJAROOPA DARSHANAM. Which is on that day there will be no ornaments are wear to the LORD VENKATESA. Just a clothe has weared on that day.
I will depart on March 1st from Delhi. Please read my recent blog post Entry# 2864877 and provide your valuable suggestion
I am planning for a devotional rail trip to Tirupati and Srisailam Mallikarjunam Jyotirling in March 1st week. Please check below mentioned planning and reply with your valueable suggestions. Also mention never forget Temples and local sightseeing.
1 March - Depart from NDLS to TPTY via Kerala Exp.
2 March 21:00 - Arrive TPTY.
Ongole to Srisailam by bus appears to me to be very long for a bus journey. Sorry, I just checked and edited. It is 175 KM so busable
Yes ofcourse bro. I am nearby to Tirumala.
There is no direct trains to SRISAILAM. You may travel in bus or in private vehicle. But onething go to KRNT then take busses from Kurnool to Srisailam Is belongs to KURNOOL district not belongs to ONGOLE district.
any suggestion and change in plan if required. also about darshan is it crowdy
I checked at APSRTC website buses are available. Also TPTY to KRNT will take 7-8 hours and TPTY to OGL 3-4 hours
Rush at TML is common bro iy will take minimum 2hrs maximum is about 12hrs sometimes a day. Take darshan in Saturday. Because it is the favourite day of LORD SRIVENKATESWARA swamy. Then on sunday morning you may go to SRISAILAM. Take darshan at SRISAILAM on MONDAY. Because is the favourite day of LORD SIVA.
All over atleast 8hrs to travel from Tirupati - Srisailam.
One more info bro there is a tour conducted by APTDC I.e., nearby temple tour cost per person is approximately Rs400/- per head. They cover nearby temples.
thanks, I reserved sunday for sight seeing at Tirumala/tirupati.
Ya fine. For more info ask me.
I read the same type info but it was by TTD at 250 per person for 8-10 (8 Hour)Temples/Sight Seeing and 100 per person for 5 Temples(4 Hour) at TTD Website.
I would like to meet you during my visit to Tirumala/Tirupati if possible.
Ya forgoted the price bro. Ok anyway welcome to ANDHRAPRADESH in advance.
Please provide some information on different seva considering 1st time visitor which help us in getting quick and nice darshan
It was huge in length. I will describe it in 9:00pm today. Pl make a message on that time.
Hello Sir , I am available for more information
Well starting from darshan.
If u prefer freedharshan you will get 2 laddoos at rs20/- as a subsidy manner. For additional 2 laddoos you will pay rs50/- for free darshan you need to enter in Vaikuntam Queue Complex 2.
If you opted pedestrian darshan 1 laddoo is given in free of cost rest will above pattern. For pedestrian darshan you
We are planning to stay at Tirupati Friday night after arrival and to go to tirumala by feet through Srivari Mattu. Is this road or stairs. If road thenbwhat about the steep.
Well Srivari metlu is near CHANDRAGIRI and alipiri pedestrian steps are inside Tirupati. From Tirupati to Chandragiri there is no of busses are available.
It is always good to get advise and hints from people who know. You may also like to go through this website. I have opened the page on ''Tirupati and Tirumala''. Here it is: click here
. But please continue to find out more from IRI members.
Thanks to both of my friends. I just found a helpline number 1800 425 4141 set up by TTD and they confirmed that both Alipiri and Srivari Mattu are steps ie Stairs. So Idea totally dropped as I have my parents with me. We will go by bus to tirumala. Now it's all about the darshan and accommodation which still needs to be plan.
For quick darshan pl go through rs300/- per head darshan bro. Normal free darshan you may take a while. 2laddoos were given.
Beware while booking 2AC in this train.. It can surprise you with a 3rd AC coach instead of a 2AC coach...
Spotting this almost twice a week...
must be a particular rake.
1-Will IR play this trick with passengers who book 2AC are given 3AC?
2-Passengers can claim difference of fare ?
3-Deficiency in service: enables passengers to claims 'compensation' as well ?
not a particular rake...
This happens due to shortage of 2 AC coach in TVC Division. A common site for this train. I know this well since I can see the train passing by in front of ma office.
1. Answer is YES bcoz the coaches sent for POH are not returned back to TVC Div. So they are forced to add an additional 3AC coach available at KCVL. The train is shunted at KCVL.
2. Passengers can avail the Diff in fare
3. Can apply for compensation. but so far I have not come across such
Thanks fr the 2 REDS.. but Sid Bhayia, its the fact. Coz my office is near to KCVL station.
For a morning railfanning my spot is KCVL. SO Kerala Exp spotting No 1.
Then the rake shunted to KCVL.. Spotting No 2
Departure from TVC.. Spotting no 3
Oh ok- will change it to no opinion- but looks theres no option to change the light
its not about changing the opinion or Signals or such... its the fact of Kerala express. The coaches sent for POH are not returned back by TN. So the TVC Div is forced to utilize whatever they have. 428 coaches sent for POH.. out of that only 210 coaches were returned back...
And I can say this 100% coz I see the rakes daily except Sundays,
Same goes for Netravati express
But netra gets both the 2AC man... its not a common site.. but for kerala its becoming almost common. Shunting of Kerala takes place in KCVL and for Netra at TVC. So they seldom remove the 2AC. but For kerala, daily coach interchanging is common.. Shunters are given instruction at KCVL to operate only on Kerala express from 9:10 am till 1130 am for kerala express...
Some times whn 2Ac is missing Kerala express will be taken to TVC only at 11:30 am...
Average time departure of the Kerala express is around 11:30
In last winter the people who took 3AC tickets as been forced to travel in SL...
coz the coach was takn out for TVC-MAS dornt...
and the one compntd was arrested by RPF at ERS
Didnt get you Roshan Roy ? Who was arrested ? BTW TWO many Roshans in this blog :)
The pax who complained was arrestd..
The rake of Today's Kerala express....
For the 5 reds... HERE YOU GO.....
u rocked, red once chocked
Are wah... sabashhhh .. :P
the train was in main line and i just entered the station like that man, just having doubt at the ac comp and there it worked and good i had my camera with me.. :P
Does this issue still persists?? I have booked in 2a for journey in may ( 12626, NDLS-TVC). Hope this issue is sorted out!.
One such incident happened with my father n brother, maybe a deacde back. They had tickets for 2a,but no coach NDLS-TVC. finally they had to travel in general upto jhansi, then were given 3a berths.
In one of my trip, train didn't have pantry car. Passengers where literally running for food n water at major stoppages.
Normally when u book via Eticket , u cant be upgraded to next higher class...for ex., u might have booked a 3AC , but u will be seen a SL instead due to repair or so...but if u want to upgrade to 2AC or 1AC even though if there is vacant in those classes , u cant in case of ETicket..In case of PRS Tickets u can be upgraded next to higher class for want of accommodation..the option left with those Eticket holders are they can get the LCC certificate from TTE and apply for refunds..that too via TDR filing through online only..PRS ticket holders can get the refund via at any reservation counters.....Jai Ho PRS..
If u plan to reserve tickets for SL on Sundays, u should be prepared to witness heavy rush of UR passengers from KYJ till PGT... In fact u may not get ur seat.
Agree. In fact if i am not mistaken either S-8 and S-9 OR S-9 and S-10 are palakkad/coimbatore quota coaches. Ideally passengers with sleeper tickets are supposed to board these two coaches but invariably all the sleeper coaches are jampacked. After thrissur its relatively vacant. Even the new Ernakulam-Palakkad MEMU which moves ahead of this train probably till Thrissur is not able to reduce much load from this train .
For Kerala , it is S9 and S10.
-- this trains is longest daily running train , it is also one of most punctual train ,
-- it ran together with karnataka exp , but later both were separated .
-- this train also has most number of rakes which is 7 .
Though the speed of the train is good, ironically its the run within kerala where the train's average speed is lower than a superfast train. The Palghat-TVC onward and return journey takes far too much time . It takes 4 hrs from ernakulam till trivandrum and 3 hrs 15 min from palghat till ernakulam !!!