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Today (01:42)   12059/Kota - Hazrat Nizamuddin Jan Shatabdi Express

metalmint   15 blog posts
Entry# 4022856            Tags   Past Edits
The great thing about the train is its punctuality and ticket availability. You get good food from in-train vendors. Rakes are really old, and ill-maintained. Toilets are not the cleanest. All in All you wont get a better 2S travel between kota and delhi.
  
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Today (00:52)   UDZ/Udaipur City (5 PFs)

Vikram Singh Rathore~   67 blog posts
Entry# 4022834            Tags   Past Edits
#UDZ/Udaipur city.
New FOB ready for passangar.
  
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Oct 06 (12:48)   22119/Mumbai CSMT - Karmali Tejas Express | RN/Ratnagiri (3 PFs)

The Journey matters more than the Destination~   1167 blog posts   44 correct pred (79% accurate)
Entry# 3872620            Tags   Past Edits
Please find my observations based on my travel from Thane to Ratnagiri in Chair Car compartment listed below:
1. Coaches and Cleanliness: This is the cleanest train I have ever travelled on Indian Railways. The coaches are top notch in terms of cleanliness which would make you fall in love with the train in first place. The interiors are fabulous and you would be in awe of the facilities provided. They sprayed Air Freshner throughout the coach in the middle of the journey which was a surprise. The windows were very clean which enabled us to enjoy the scenic Konkan landscapes clearly.
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Interior and Comfort: This was one of the most comfortable journeys I have ever undertaken on the Indian Railways. There are none or very less jerks felt throughout the journey.
a. SEAT AND LEGSPACE: There is ample legroom and the pushback seats are really comfortable. The legspace is way more than that in economy class of flights with space to move out even with the co-passenger being seated.
b. CHARGING POINTS: One charging point is provided per seat in addition to a point for charging laptop in each row. Plugin your USB chord in the charging point and connect it to your phone to get charged.
c. ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM: The touchscreen entertainment system provided for each seat is satisfactory enough and serves the purpose well. Due to the recent theft of headphones, you are charged Rs.30 if you require one.
d. LUGGAGE RACKS: Travelling in other Intercity Express trains on 2S and CC Coaches had me in a bit of worry whether the space for keeping luggage would be enough. The luggage Racks are large and wide enough to cater large trolley suitcases as well.
e. FOOD TABLE: A compact foldable food table provided per seat can be used while having food.
f. SLIDING DOORS: The vertical sliding doors are a big plus in this train which makes the task of getting into the coaches with big luggage effortless.
g. LED LIGHTS AND ATTENDANT ON CALL: LED Reading lights are provided for each seat. There is a button to call the attendant(like in Flights) in case of any requirement.
3. Toilets: It is equipped with Bio-toilets and they are satisfactory if not great. The much hyped automatic soap-dispensers were missing and replaced with the traditional manual ones. The sensor based touch-free basin taps worked really well. The toilet occupancy indicators were dysfunctional during our journey. There is a foldabe seat present near the automatic door which is really helpful if the toilets are full and you have to wait for your turn. Passengers must use flush before and after using the bio-toilets.
4. Automatic Doors: This is the only category of train on Indian Railways equipped with automatic sliding doors which is a big plus in terms of safety. However, passengers must be equally careful while boarding/de-boarding. There is a switch inside the coach which can be used to manually control the door. Ask the attendants present at each to open them for you incase you are left out.
5. Train Captains/TTE: There are train captains allotted for each coach on this train who are pleasant to talk to. If you have any issues/problems in regards to the journey, feel free to consult them.
6. WIFI: The WIFI was not available during our travel.
7. Food: We opted out of the catering as a result and as a result, our fare was reduced by Rs.140. In my opinion, the catering charges are really high and the railways need to look into it. We opted for the tea kit onboard which included Milk powder, tea bag and McVities marie biscuit(3 nos). The tea was tasteless and I regret paying 20 Rs for the kit.
8. Speed/Punctuality: Punctuality is the only area where I was a bit disappointed. Being a premium train, I expected it to get the highest priority and reach all the stops on time. Our train reached the destination(Ratnagiri) 45 minutes late during the monsoon period, which is great for a regular express/superfast trains but for a premium express the expectations were high from my side.
9. Fare: I paid Rs.785(incl of everything) for my journey from Thane to Ratnagiri and was not at all disappointed paying a premium fare. It was really value for each penny paid and I am looking forward to more journeys by Tejas Express in the future.
10. Railfanning: A great train for railfanning as it covers the heavenly Konkan stretch during the daytime. It hits 100 KMPH continuously in many stretches. The only disappointment(from a railfan's perspective) is the automatic doors which don't open en-route stations where the train is halted for crossings. The additional stoppage at Chiplun has really come as a boon for us Railfans.
Travelling in Tejas Express should definitely be in each Railfan's bucketlist.
The Indian Railways have done their bit in providing premium and comfortable facilities for us. It is finally our duty to make proper use of them.
Have a premium and safe journey.

9 Public Posts - Sat Oct 06, 2018

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Nov 17 (20:57)   12613/Tippu Express

12622 king of SR~   4427 blog posts   4102 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 4015915            Tags   Past Edits
Don't Miss Maddur Vada sold after the train crosses Mandya. Pulav (Locally Pronounced as palav ) , Sambar rice , Samosa and other eat ables available throughout the journey , Tea / Coffee also available.

4 Public Posts - Sat Nov 17, 2018
  
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Yesterday (19:14)   68020/Sonardih - Jhargram MEMU

20817 kindly 🛑✋🚦 at PRR~   631 blog posts   5 correct pred (63% accurate)
Entry# 4021913            Tags   Past Edits
After no more making to Dhanbad, this train is often announced as Chandrapura/Bokaro-Jhargram-Kharagpur Local at both Purulia and Tatanagar. Announcement is purely manual and made in detailed.

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