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Predictions: 39
confirm: 20
rac: 13
wl: 6
Journey: Fri Sep 06, 2013 @ 14:00
Class: AC 3-tier - 3A   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 21   |   Charting: < 10:00
Travel: CSTM/Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus   to   MAS/Chennai Central   |   1277 km / 1277 km
11041/Mumbai CST - Chennai Central Express (PT)
Entry# 838258

Posted by: prahra   20 blog posts
PNR: 821-xxxxxxx    |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: Aug 28 2013 (22:52)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 10 (Booking Status: W/L 25,GNWL)
Chart NOT Prepared

Please analyze this PNR, and predict the final Charting Status. Thanks.

Latest Status as of: Sep 06 2013 (10:51)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 6 (Booking Status: W/L 25,GNWL)

Sep 06 2013 (10:42)
paragiitk   1 blog posts   56 correct pred (73% accurate)
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Confused ..it can be anything in the last!
General Travel
Aug 09 2013 (12:28)   11041/Mumbai CST - Chennai Central Express (PT)

prahra   20 blog posts
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waiting list 7 in second AC... will it be confirmed for journey on 6 sept ?
or waiting list 16 in third AC... which will be confirmed?
please suggest !

Aug 09 2013 (12:34)
Love the weather of Bangalore*^~   5847 blog posts   16805 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 823869-1            Tags   Past Edits
maximum chance to conform second ac go ahead

Aug 12 2013 (00:49)
prahra   20 blog posts
Re# 823869-2            Tags   Past Edits
thankss !!!
General Travel
Mar 27 2013 (15:07)   11041/Mumbai CST - Chennai Central Express (PT)

prahra   20 blog posts
Entry# 706306            Tags   Past Edits
is this the best option to go to chennai or the Dadar chennai express ?
General Travel
Mar 16 2013 (19:58)   12163/Dadar Central - Chennai Egmore Superfast Express (PT)

prahra   20 blog posts
Entry# 695792            Tags   Past Edits
Travelling in this train on 19th April ! anyone on same date ???
General Travel
Feb 25 2013 (12:39)   12163/Dadar Central - Chennai Egmore Superfast Express (PT)

p0n2000   4 blog posts
Entry# 679234            Tags   Past Edits
Have confirmed tickets to travel from Pune to Chennai this weekend in First A/C, but tickets do not show berth numbers. When will berths be assigned ? Do I have to board the train before knowing the berth allotments.

6 posts - Sun Mar 03, 2013

Mar 09 2013 (20:04)
p0n2000   4 blog posts
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The coach has only two 4 berth cabins and 1 2-berth coupe.
Train arrived in Pune 25 minutes ahead of schedule. Boarded the train after checking the reservation chart and as predicted by others, we're assigned a cabin. Cabin was neat, and the attendants had already distributed the bedrolls even before we had boarded. Upholstery was dark brown and berths appeared to be slightly broader than in 2nd ac.
Morning tea was served by the pantry attendant who also came back with breakfast at around 8am. Got a bread omelette and
idli/vada. Both were good. Idli was served with chutney which was so so. Lunch order was taken around 10 am. We ordered some veg Briyani.
After some time, the kids were getting bored just with watching the scenery outside. So, Just before lunch took them walking inside the train upto the pantry car. Looked like the food was being prepared in the pantry car itself. The daal was being packed in individual containers and it smelt good, made a mental note to order some when I saw our attendant. Returned to the cabin and lunch was served promptly at 12.30pm. Told the attendant bring two daal. He brought the daal chapatti portion, without the chapatti, which contained papad, dahi and water. I realised this because he charged me the price of daal chappati. Daal was quite good and we ate it with the food we had packed - some puris and lemon rice.
Got some samosa and cutlet for evening snacks. Cutlet was a bit salty while samosas had touch too much ginger.
The train was continously late. It stopped at kondapuram for water filling because the scheduled water fill at manthralayam did not occur due to lack of water at that station. Reached renigunta at 5.15pm, 25mins behind schedule. . Since the ha1 coach was just before the general compartment and you could see the vendors making a beeline towards that coach. Called one of the guys to get some masala chai was pleasantly surprised to get good quality tea cheaper than what was served onboard. Also got some boiled groundnuts. Left renigunta at 5.45pm only, 40 mins behind schedule. After this, I was clocking the train a 100/105kmph on my new Nokia lumia, which helped reach perambur just before 7.30pm. After it was slow progress until it Arrived at chennai egmore 20 mins late.
Most of the afternoon, the train was cruising at 100kmph tryin to make up time between station. It would make up some time and would promptly lose the gain to an unscheduled stop between stations.
Overall, the kids liked it, but the lack of foot traffic due to the closed cabin eventually got to them. But I did like the privacy of it.
Next time, have to try one of the rajdhanis...

Mar 09 2013 (21:22)
prahra   20 blog posts
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wow !!! i mean WOW !!!! awesome description lol !!!
just few doubts : since its near general compartment, was there frequent visits of unreserved crowd ? just like how u expect in sleeper class !
also ha1 was near engine or at last !
finally.. even i own a lumia :P how did u clock speed with that ?? ?
for the reply u did !

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Mar 09 2013 (21:29)
SRG*^~   35313 blog posts   159785 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 679234-10            Tags   Past Edits
You can't expect unreserved crowd to enter in to AC coaches since the interlinking pass thru will be closed...

Mar 10 2013 (09:44)
p0n2000   4 blog posts
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Dadar to Chennai - the a/c compartments are at the back, with HA1 the last a/c before the general one. The vestibule to the general compartment is closed shut, so unreserved cannot enter the main bogies of the train.
Also, left out the couple of things from my last write up. The toilets were clean, I guess because of the regular cleanings. The cabins are supposed to be cleaned twice, once in the morn and once in the eve. but the cleaners showed up twice before lunch. So we had a bunch of trash after lunch that we could not dispose of and had to be left in the trash can (yes!!, there is one each cabin). The trash can
itself can be pushed out of sight below the counter just as you enter the cabin on each side. BTW, There is also a shelf just above one of the counters to keep your small luggage and also hang your shirts. In one of the stations (I think Guntakal), there was a cleaning crew on the platform cleaning the outside of the a/c windows - this is what I call progress, may be this could be carried over to the interior of the whole train...
To check the speed, go to Nokia Drive (beta). Once it locks on to the GPS, it will show the speed. Although the app kept putting us on the road next to the track (if there was one) since it has been designed as a driving app. there are also some apps available for ipad/iphone that can show you the speed. I downloaded one such app (free, but shows speed only in mph) for my ipad and the speeds between the two devices matched. Google maps on ipad are quite detailed showing tracks between cities. Nokia drive maps are not so detailed in "foresty" areas.

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Mar 10 2013 (13:10)
prahra   20 blog posts
Re# 679234-13            Tags   Past Edits
awesome !!! thanks a tonne !! :)
★  General Travel
Mar 04 2013 (00:13)   12163/Dadar Central - Chennai Egmore Superfast Express (PT)

prahra   20 blog posts
Entry# 685068            Tags   Past Edits
WAM 2 !

4 posts - Mon Mar 04, 2013

Mar 04 2013 (09:55)
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Excellent picture.

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Mar 05 2013 (00:41)
prahra   20 blog posts
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thanks guys and yes this picture was clicked by me !
@budgetboy : is that so? thought it was wam2 - changing my caption !

Mar 05 2013 (00:43)
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Mar 05 2013 (00:43)
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Never heard about wam2. Wam1 is in service for so long.

Mar 09 2013 (21:22)
prahra   20 blog posts
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wag 5 it is !! apologizes for my wrong description !
General Travel
Mar 03 2013 (18:30)   12163/Dadar Central - Chennai Egmore Superfast Express (PT)

prahra   20 blog posts
Entry# 684891            Tags   Past Edits
WAP 4 AJJ shed on its way to take home the 12163 Dadar-Chennai superfast AKA "Super".. ! taken at Renigunta station !

Mar 03 2013 (18:55)
Guest: 66636855   show all posts
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Beautiful .. The sky looks great.

Mar 03 2013 (19:33)
piyushpkb*^~   2728 blog posts   2666 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 684891-2            Tags   Past Edits
Beautiful pic, but train is nowhere visible behind the loco

Mar 03 2013 (19:35)
Guest: bbbb234   show all posts
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Marvelous pic...

Mar 03 2013 (20:06)
prahra   20 blog posts
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the train is yet to be coupled !

Mar 03 2013 (20:33)
Charm Vanished*^~   20631 blog posts   19691 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 684891-5            Tags   Past Edits
Nice snap.
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Mar 01 2013 (17:45)   12163/Dadar Central - Chennai Egmore Superfast Express (PT)

RajeshPsv   35 blog posts   63 correct pred (69% accurate)
Entry# 683392            Tags   Past Edits
Hello , Any idea does Sleeper coaches for Dadar Mumbai-Chennai Egmore (12163) having charging plugs at side of every coupe ?

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Mar 03 2013 (14:13)
prahra   20 blog posts
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no not in every coupe ! there will be one or two coupes having charger in a rake !:)
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Jan 26 2013 (22:58)  

prahra   20 blog posts
Entry# 653225            Tags   Past Edits
How is the first AC coach in this train?? i have booked a ticket spending 3grands ! want to know how the experience will be? any one ? any suggestions ?

Jan 26 2013 (22:59)
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Which train Sir?

Jan 26 2013 (22:59)
Guest: 7fd5f960   show all posts
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Which train sir?

Jan 27 2013 (16:02)
prahra   20 blog posts
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12163 - dadar - chennai.. !!

Feb 27 2013 (20:08)
prahra   20 blog posts
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any idea ?
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Feb 23 2013 (23:04)   12163/Dadar Central - Chennai Egmore Superfast Express (PT)

prahra   20 blog posts
Entry# 678257            Tags   Past Edits
12163 Dadar - Chennai SF aka SUPER rake composition many-a-times have seen in reverse order ! is there any specific day or reason why is it so.. which is the actual rake composition ?

Feb 24 2013 (13:39)
KYN WAP7 🚄 🚃 🚃 🚃 🚃 🚃*^~   5509 blog posts   1509 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 678257-1            Tags   Past Edits
u might hav seen bcz its a Daily train and there are 2 Rakes

Feb 27 2013 (20:08)
prahra   20 blog posts
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i dont get it ! you mean to say the rake composition can be either way?
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