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Blog Entry# 1783609  
Posted: Mar 29 2016 (16:34)

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Last Response: Mar 29 2016 (19:05)
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Mar 29 2016 (16:34)   11447/Shaktipunj Express (PT)

rprajiv   93 blog posts
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I used to be a frequent traveller of this train from 1992 onwards. It used to travel between HWH-Chopan. I used to board it from Renukut. I list few of my memories for all of you:
1. Their used to be only one 2AC coach. This train would never get late in its entire journey. No Pantry car was very inconvenient with reliance on local food vendors
2. We would travel 1.5 hrs from Shaktinagar to Renukut to board this train. At 11 AM this train would arrive at Renukut
Near Garwha Road lunch was served with rice, daal, sabzi by local vendors (horrible food). Dinner near Patratu, again by local vendors. I used to get down at Ranchi Rod to go to Hazaribagh by 7 PM.
4. Electrification work started near 1997-98 and I remember that it was near completed around 2001-02.
5. Train used to be in horrible condition due to lights not working at night (flourscent blubs) and toilets not having water.
6. Lot of dacoity used to happen with frequent cases of thefts.
7. Near 1996 this train was extended to Singrauli and after 1996 to Jabalpur
8. Then I started using it to go to Jabalpur for my engineering college. This train became a shuttle from Katni to JBP
9. I still remember drinking Saanchi Cold milk at Katni, it being overtaken by Rewa shuttle at katni and then Shaktipunj overtaking Rewa shuttle near Sehora road.
10. This train remained and is a lifeline for Singrauli/Shaktinagar. I am happy to see that finally it got 5 AC coaches. I think demand for a Pantry car never got through

Mar 29 2016 (16:36)
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Thanks for sharing your Great memories . . .

Mar 29 2016 (18:43)
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Nice. When my father was posted in Vindhyanagar, I used to see this train so many times but sadly never travelled. Always we used to take Triveni Express so I share lot of those experiences with Triveni Experiences. Except that theft part & food experience.

Mar 29 2016 (19:05)
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Yes . Me too had a similar experience with this train. For 10 yrs , this was our only connectivity to Kolkata from Singrauli. We use to catch this train from RNQ at 11:00 am. I still remember it generally arrived late at RNQ or got delayed by 1- 2 hrs often but would arrive HWH at at it's dot time . Till 2009 when we left Singrauli , it used to have the same coach compo i.e. , 13 coaches ( 6 SL , 1 2AC , 4 Gens , 2 Slrs ). But after that demand increased . Now its an 18 coacher train with 5 AC coaches including a first class & 7 SLs though i still hope that SL should be increased. Pantry car was not added inspite of huge demand. But whatever may be the situation , this train will remain in my...
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