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16590/Rani Chennamma Express
राणी चेन्नम्मा एक्सप्रेस     रानी चेन्नम्मा एक्सप्रेस

KOP/Kolhapur CSMT (Terminal) --> SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)

Updated: Nov 19 2017 (14:16) by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~
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Jan 06 2015 (20:51)   16590/Rani Chennamma Express | BGM/Belagavi (Belgaum) (3 PFs)

KJM SBC YPR~   423 blog posts   48 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 1332596            Tags   Past Edits
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)
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we had too many un-scheduled stoppages midway on the tracks in 'thick n dense' Dandeli Forests - Somehow the train reached NAGARGALI station. And it never moved further from there until I was there. The reason - a goods train that was just ahead of our train had derailed ahead of NAG. At this single platform stn, we had nothing to eat. Just a small tea shop outside the stn. We helplessly waited for more than 3 hours at this station. However, some locals made some hot UPMA / UPPIT and OGGARANE AVVALAKKI (Puffed rice dish) and sold to helpless and hungry passengers. The IR authorities then arranged 3 to 4 KSRTC buses from Dharwad Depot that arrived by around 12 noon and we were ferried to BGM - I was happy to reach BGM at 2 p.m. and passengers who were bound further were arranged accommodation in a spl train from BGM to Miraj.
I am strongly making this a point that when this train reaches UBL, its too early in the morning and most of the passengers are either asleep or do not bother to have anything more than a cup of tea/coffee at UBL, though hot and tasty IDLYs and WADAs are available at UBL from 5 a.m. itself. Further, after LWR, its thick forest, and forest and forest and nothing else upto Khanapur.
So my suggestion - carry some packed snacks (biscuits/cakes/wafers/wafer-biscuits etc) and at least a few liters of drinking water as a contingency measure - especially if you are travelling with kids. Alternately, make sure you are awake when train reaches UBL and then get some IDLY / WADAs as parcel. Its always best to have these contingency plans for food / water ready before starting your journey.
And last thought - Most of us, now-a-days carry less cash while travelling in trains for various reasons - one of them being - ATMs are available at stations - but its good to have some cash handy in emergencies when one is stuck in between two big stations - where there is nothing available and then imagine that you had to make quite a distance by hiring some vehicle locally to reach nearest ATM - this helps.

TRAVEL SAFE - PLAN for CONTINGENCY - Pantry/catering available or not - Carry enough food and water.

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Jan 06 2015 (21:13)
rdb*^   31881 blog posts   422770 correct pred (82% accurate)
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best train tip read ever..with so much elucidation. Hats off!

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Jan 06 2015 (21:16)
KJM SBC YPR~   423 blog posts   48 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Thanks. But in that case doesn't the tip deserve a GREAT? :) Thanks again.

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Jan 06 2015 (21:25)
rdb*^   31881 blog posts   422770 correct pred (82% accurate)
Re# 1332596-3            Tags   Past Edits
Unfortunately only green can be given , otherwise it eq to 10 greats!

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Jan 06 2015 (21:29)
KJM SBC YPR~   423 blog posts   48 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1332596-4            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks for educating me. I grew a bit greedy I guess. Sorry!

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Jan 07 2015 (12:18)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2586 blog posts   184 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1332596-5            Tags   Past Edits
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...

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Jan 07 2015 (21:36)
KJM SBC YPR~   423 blog posts   48 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Thanks. But how old (young) are you now? So that I can manage to calculate the problem you faced in HWH-Dadar Spl exp. :)

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Jan 07 2015 (21:53)
KJM SBC YPR~   423 blog posts   48 correct pred (68% accurate)
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I would like to know when going from SBC to BGM / MRJ / KOP is catering available after UBL?

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Jan 07 2015 (22:02)
Tejas Shekar*^~   6576 blog posts   4344 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1332596-8            Tags   Past Edits
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.
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idea about BGM but if I were to guess, BGM too would have good options for BF.

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Jan 07 2015 (22:28)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2586 blog posts   184 correct pred (73% accurate)
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24 now...

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Jan 07 2015 (22:46)
KJM SBC YPR~   423 blog posts   48 correct pred (68% accurate)
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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.

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Sep 13 2015 (14:42)
kiranabc07   96 blog posts   34 correct pred (52% accurate)
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Hello sir,
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.

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Sep 13 2015 (14:55)
Jallikattu Is My Birth Right*   6739 blog posts   1641 correct pred (73% accurate)
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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.

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Mar 09 2016 (17:16)
sandeshsathish   125 blog posts
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Catering is available at Londa Junction
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Aug 30 2014 (09:49)   16590/Rani Chennamma Express

APV*^~   4243 blog posts   1852 correct pred (93% accurate)
Entry# 1201542            Tags   Past Edits
Nice train to travel from Dharwad to Bangalore...
clean..good speed....almost all coaches are 13made....

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Sep 04 2014 (06:32)
MKS*^~   19630 blog posts   1818 correct pred (78% accurate)
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_/\_ RCE _/\_
ISO Certified train..:-)
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May 17 2017 (12:23)   16589/Rani Chennamma Express

Indian Tourister   10 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2280425            Tags   Past Edits
For those travelling in 3 tier AC. While booking please select the preferred coach as B1 or B2 as both the coaches are close to the second entrance. Where as the thrid 3 tier AC coach B3 is close to the last coach which would mean that you would have to walk quite a bit to reach your coach if you are using the second entrance.
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May 09 2017 (17:47)   16589/Rani Chennamma Express

Guest: 6cceff33   show all posts
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Queen of SWR. Runs full throughout the year as it is the only connection to BGM from SBC. Excellent cleanliness in all classes. The sleeper coaches literally shine. No UR passengers allowed by TTE even in SL coaches. Runs BT at MRJ and KOP. Book at ARP and enjoy the ride in the queen. Travelled last year and was impressed.
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Aug 06 2015 (21:44)   16589/Rani Chennamma Express

vibhavpothare10   9 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1559255            Tags   Past Edits
Train gets almost empty at BGM and reaches MRJ around 20min BT. A lot of slack provided b/w MRJ-KOP section.
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