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Oct 12 2018 (16:52)   03130/Alipur Duar - Kolkata Special Fare Puja Special | NJP/New Jalpaiguri Junction (8 PFs)

বিদায় আইআরআই^~   33729 blog posts   105498 correct pred (76% accurate)
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NJP Pax willing to travel to KOAA should book from SGUJ with BP at NJP to enjoy GNWL Quota if NJP KOAA is in WL.
Negligible fare difference.
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Dec 01 2018 (23:31)   22119/Mumbai CSMT - Karmali Tejas Express

Ratnakar~   4100 blog posts   2159 correct pred (82% accurate)
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Just completed my up and down journey in Tejas exp (same day) and my observations:
1. Cleanliness - 5/5 . The OBHS is quite active. Once the trai reaches KRMI, gates are closed and again opened at 1400 hrs (normally it reaches by 1330 hrs). In this 40 mins all the used glasses, bottles are collected (except newspapers) and train is again cleaned and moped. In 40 mins its again spic and span.
2. Bathrooms - 5/5 , Quite clean. Sensor based hand wash dropper and taps work well. In 1-2
coaches, handwash sensors were not working so manual ones were present.
3. Food - 4.5/5, Had the lunch been hot, it deserved 5/5. Food is great and meals are provided timely. Tasted both veg and non veg and it was good.
0600 hrs - morning tea with marie biscuit
0645 hrs - Breakfast (2 idli, 2 vada, sambhar, chutney, salt, mango drink)
1100 hrs - Soup
1145 hrs - lunch (rice, 3 big roomali rotis, paneer subzi, sheera, solkadi, daal)
1500 hrs - snacks (kachori, haldiram khatta meetha, sauce, cream biscuit, tea)
1830 hrs - Soup
1915 hrs - Dinner (same as lunch, paneer replaced by chicken in non veg)
4. Punctuality - 5/5, Delayed by 15-20 min at intermediate stn but reaches early or on time at destination.
5. Railfanning - Do I need to tell anything? Travels via Konkan.
6. Comfort - 4/5, seats are quite comfortable. Entertainment option works well but movie and song choices are limited. 6-8 movies and 20-25 songs.
AND yes, one more thing to add,
7. Safety - 5/5, Though no RPFs present but it still feels secure. The automatic gates only open at scheduled stoppages and not at the places of crossing/unscheduled ones (disappointing for RFs). The TTEs make rounds almost every 30-60 mins and make sure no one creates any ruckus. The attendants are also friendly and talk to you with a smile and are always present in every coach to help you. Plus the working CCTV cameras in the coach helps enhance safety.

1 Public Posts - Thu Dec 06, 2018
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Feb 19 (18:27)   12214/Delhi Sarai Rohilla - Yesvantpur AC Duronto Express

GZB RF^~   4788 blog posts   6183 correct pred (67% accurate)
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In Breakfast Poha, Bread, Butter, Chocolate, Tomato Ketchup and Tea is served.
Poha is Freshly Prepared, Good in Taste and also Sufficient in Quantity.
Overall rating 4/5.

6 Public Posts - Tue Feb 19, 2019
Station Tip
Nov 03 2018 (18:31)   12008/Mysuru - Chennai Central Shatabdi Express | MYS/Mysuru Junction (Mysore) (6 PFs)

GZB RF^~   4788 blog posts   6183 correct pred (67% accurate)
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There is Separate executive Lounge for Shatabdi Express Passengers on pf 1

5 Public Posts - Sat Nov 03, 2018

1 Public Posts - Wed Nov 07, 2018
Detailed tip for journey of 22946 Saurashtra Mail (okha - BVI)
* Cleanliness :
Rake is Very neat and clean. from both ends. Mumbai central and Okha (Sleeper, GN and AC Coaches)
are fitted with bio toilets , Still It was dry till ADI. In both directions ,
water filling was Done at Rajkot .
charging socket available on both sides .
*Punctuality :
Reaches Okha , Ahmedabad , Bct On Time or with a min.delay of 5-10 mins .
*Catering :
No PC , hence try to take sufficient from source itself .
At Rajkot , Canteens will be available ,
we took A plate of idli .(4 pieces) for 30₹
Was served cold . ,Try to take Amul pro biotic buttermilk of 1L bottle , which is worth .
At wankaner station , The Tea was fantastic . .(don't remember the rate)
*Availability and occupancy :
Okha - Rajkot : nearly 60% , observed Unreserved pax. in Sleeper , they pay the difference fare , and are given berth.
Rajkot - Ahmedabad :
Train starts to get Full from here ., onwards . Some board from other intermidiate stsn .
Ahmedabad - Mumbai central.
Train Gets Full occupancy , Some of the passenger alight while RLWL Quota passenger board it.
Okha - Ahmedabad
Mostly till PQWL25 gets CNF in Sleeper , while for 2AC Some time WL does not clear.
*Railfaining :
Okha - Rajkot was the best part.
while my journey Ratlam ALCO was link.
Single line , good slack in this section .
While my journey , At Kanalus stsn a. longer halt was taken for xing with Petroleum Freight train .
Near khambhalia Stsn , Train runs parallel with vast salt pans. Several curves can be seen.
*Safety :
RPF Cops constantly move in the coaches . No issues.. Route is Nice .
Overall A good train, Both AC and Sleeper are good . Should be speeded up .In Rajkot - Okha .

2 Public Posts - Tue Feb 19, 2019
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