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Posted: Jul 15 2012 (7:04AM)

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Jul 15 2012 (7:04AM)   22203/Visakhapatnam - Secunderabad AC Duronto Express | VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction (8 PFs)        
 

ssnrao   42 blog posts
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Hi All,
I had the previlege to be Maiden journey ( 12-Jul-2012) of Vizag- Sc durunto (22203)and wish to share few of my experiences.
Thankfully, i was able to get ticket on short notice, which is rare in Vizag for any train. Generally u need to do tatkal booking for journeys undertaken in 4-5 days.
There was choice asked, if
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you need veg or non- veg food, however in train everybody hopped to get something, but nothing was served. Reason is not known. Those ate would have thanked their gods, other had to just sit without anything. Add, that train does not stop anywhere and cannot even get water to drink. Surely atleast this could have been served.
Then B-7 coach AC and power failed for over 45 mts and luckily restored, else it would have been frustraing 1st day run.
The coaches are old and given new paint, some noises were also emitting from the train. ( Old wine in new bottle).
The train was late by over 1.15 hrs and reached at 915 am.
Thanks and regards

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Jul 15 2012 (6:19PM)        
kj   581 blog posts   338 correct pred (75% accurate)
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I have travelled in ADI - BCT Duronto , water bottle is provided in the train.
Also the there is note printed on e-ticket "FOOD CHARGES NOT INCLUDED" which states that food will not be provided.

  
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Jul 15 2012 (6:20PM)        
gpratapsingh   266 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
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Same way i had inaugral day journey on ald dur, they asked me the food preference but didnt provide. Its not new becausr fare strctr is set up wthout food.

  
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Jul 15 2012 (10:41PM)        
Mohd Arif*^~   14157 blog posts   1376 correct pred (78% accurate)
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so now im removing ''Food will be made avbl 'On Payment' at the Time of Booking'' from this train's page ,,,,.

  
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Jul 15 2012 (10:43PM)        
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but you had once said catering is available in this train in both directions. seems to be incorrect. shalimar patna duronto in both directions has similar timings and provides just a bottle of water. but as per a trip report not even water is provided in this train. pathetic. what for is the extra fare is charged?

  
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Jul 15 2012 (10:51PM)        
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nothing comes for free sir.

  
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Jul 15 2012 (10:52PM)        
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leave dinner. but water bottle is one basic requirement and mandatory to serve after start of journey on any duronto/rajdhani/shatabdi

  
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Jul 16 2012 (10:07AM)        
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I have given what the irctc said. This misleading info here and irctc should be removed. Sorry for the confused info.
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Extra fare is not charged. The fare is lesser than general 3rd ac of SF in this route.

  
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Jul 17 2012 (10:01AM)        
ssnrao   42 blog posts
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Hi I would not have expected food, but then why was i asked the choice, while doing online booking , whether i would need "Veg or Non-Veg"

  
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Jul 17 2012 (1:22PM)        
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The system is made in such a way that whenever a booking is made for Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto it by default asks for choice of food

  
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Jul 30 2012 (10:06AM)        
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There is no pantry car for this train and as with all durontos/raj/shatabdis, irctc asks for veg/non-veg choice during booking.

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