Made a short journey to Surat from Mumbai. The train has a terrific run between BVI and ST and reaches ST before time most of the times. Despite having a pantry car, no one comes to take dinner orders (I was traveling 3AC), but pantry guys selling snacks come all the time. These include veg cutlets, potato chips and biscuits. The coaches are very well maintained and journey though short, was a comfortable one.
If you wanna travel to Surat and you decide on that a bit late, don't worry, this train has a massive quota for ST and more times than not, you'll get a confimed ticket; but even if you're getting any number of WL at the time of booking,
Add more as book/buy any WL before charting up to Surat it will clear in any class
the most unique thing about this train is the golden name board which even rajdhani doesnt have
It is Metal Board AFAIK, not Gold Plated. Agar asli sona hota toh kab ka chura liya hota logon ne
metal board which shines like gold :)
Indian rail me to purani crushed bottle ko bhi
Churake toilet me use karte hain had tab ho jati hain tab usko bhi koi chura leta hain
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Golden name board ( as he said ) and gold plated ( as what you are saying ) are two way away different terms ...which is clearly understood