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Oct 08 2015 (15:43)  
 

smukherjee12   44 blog posts
Entry# 1611347            Tags   Past Edits
Hi friends,
I'm taking a trip this 22nd (Thursday), on the Bangalore-Chennai Intercity Exp that leaves SBC at 08:00 AM, 2 people. I already got confirmed tickets in 2S (D6), but it somehow seems I won't be able to sit in them if I board from KJM, which is close to my house...
Can someone offer me tips such as if it is better to board from SBC than KJM, and others who have experience in going in this train share theirs as well? I've already seen the comprehensive post in
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the train tips section, and it's a bit overwhelming to be honest.
Thanks!

  
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Oct 08 2015 (16:34)
Minti*^~   2653 blog posts   3007 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1611347-1            Tags   Past Edits
From KJM it will be crowded but you will get your seat. You just have to make way and reach your seats.

  
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Oct 08 2015 (18:37)
smukherjee12   44 blog posts
Re# 1611347-2            Tags   Past Edits
Ah, I see. Thanks for clarifying!

  
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Oct 08 2015 (18:53)
warriorsultan   1206 blog posts   48 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 1611347-3            Tags   Past Edits
Its not as frightening as it is made out to be. You will have to struggle a little bit to get into your coach, and then spend a few mins patiently before you reach your bay and seat.
  
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Sep 05 2015 (09:07)  
 

smukherjee12   44 blog posts
Entry# 1582636            Tags   Past Edits
I just booked a ticket from HWH to MAS in SL (damn YPR express and its almost "non-availability" of seats in AC...) . However, I mistakenly entered age as 20 instead of 23... All the other fields are fine. I realized my mistake only after booking it.
Will there be any problem? Can I go ahead and journey with it? I am worried.
Thanks a lot!

  
Sep 05 2015 (09:11)
sashwin99   234 blog posts   104 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1582636-1            Tags   Past Edits
There will be *ABSOLUTELY* no problems whatsoever. STOP WORRYING. IR has made a new rule where ANY ID is ok, even a credit card or a debit card or your old college or school ID. Even if you enter your age as 13, there won't be problem.
In fact you don't even have to enter ID details while booking so relax and chill bhai!!

  
Sep 05 2015 (09:12)
smukherjee12   44 blog posts
Re# 1582636-2            Tags   Past Edits

Ok, I understand. Thank you very much for clarifying!!
  
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Jun 28 2015 (09:00)  
 

smukherjee12   44 blog posts
Entry# 1526524            Tags   Past Edits
On board the 12650 towards Bangalore.
Train has been running quite good till Bhopal and was on time. After that, due to manual signalling between Bhopal(?) to Itarsi, bevame late by 2.5 hrs.
Also, maybe due to that making a lot of trains canceled, it was quite crowded in SL from Bhopal to Kacheguda.
Sitting at Kacheguda right now and 1.5 hrs
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late.
  
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Jun 16 2015 (10:31)   12650/Karnataka Sampark Kranti Express (Via Kacheguda) (PT)
 

smukherjee12   44 blog posts
Entry# 1513825            Tags   Past Edits
Hi friends, I have to travel from Delhi back to Bangalore this 27th, so I was wondering about the Karnataka Sampark Kranti Express. It seems that I can get RAC in Sleeper only at this point because of the short notice.
So I was wondering, how is the Sleeper of this train? Does it get unreserved passengers in SL coaches like many others? Is it good in general?
Also, how will be the weather around the end of this month on the route? Will it be very hot? I am trying to decide
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against RAC in SL and WL5 in 2A...
Please let me know your suggestions soon. Thanks a lot!

1 posts - Tue Jun 16, 2015

  
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Jun 16 2015 (11:21)
smukherjee12   44 blog posts
Re# 1513825-2            Tags   Past Edits
12650 via Kacheguda

  
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Jun 16 2015 (11:29)
Jaι внaraт Jananιya тanυjaтнe*^~   5780 blog posts   634 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 1513825-3            Tags   Past Edits
12650 Karnataka Sampark Kranti is one of the best train to travel from Delhi to Bengaluru.
The waiting list passengers are also not much in train.
The Sleepers are maintained neat n clean.
No, it normally dont get unreserved passengers in Reserved class.
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General bogie will be fully packed.
For weather: it will be hot humid to semi pleasant (depends on rainfall) upto Bhopal
From bhopal it will be pleasant. Upto Kacheguda.
Kacheguda to Dhone: Humid to semi pleasant
Dhone to Ypr (post Hindupur) it will be pleasant.

  
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Jun 16 2015 (11:31)
RF Z ▶NEVER BOARD A MOVING TRAIN◀*^~   11289 blog posts   2564 correct pred (84% accurate)
Re# 1513825-4            Tags   Past Edits
Book it in any class, it'll confirm.
The train is pretty good but for a non-railfan the journey might be slightly boring as it spans two days and one night (instead of one day and two nights).
Unauthorised encroachment in SL isn't alarmingly high but in such a weather, 3A/2A is recommended.

  
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Jun 16 2015 (11:58)
sbc15~   565 blog posts   224 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 1513825-5            Tags   Past Edits
Go for 3ac if u can!
Travelled in sleeper 15 days ago n it was unbearably hot.. or hope monsoons ve cooled d heat down a bit!

  
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Jun 16 2015 (11:59)
smukherjee12   44 blog posts
Re# 1513825-6            Tags   Past Edits
Ah, I see!
As for railfanning uh, I want to go for SL because I can't hear the sound of the train well in 3A/2A :P It's only for these kind of rakes I guess, cos Rajdhani has a different rake and a different sound that I'm not too fond of, haha.
  
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Mar 24 2015 (14:13)   12842/Coromandel Express (PT) | HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs)
 

smukherjee12   44 blog posts
Entry# 1405964            Tags   Past Edits
Hi friends,
I am planning to travel from Kolkata to Chennai soon. So I was planning to go by Coromandel Express or Madras Mail.
I was wondering, for sleeeper of these two trains, do unreserved pass3engers get in? Do they get crowded as well?
Thanks a lot!

1 posts - Wed Mar 25, 2015

  
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Mar 25 2015 (09:15)
Boxer Bhai   38454 blog posts   12676 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 1405964-2            Tags   Past Edits
Both trains almost same it depends on your arrival time, if u go by mail u can save one day,if u go by Coro u will loose 2days

  
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Mar 25 2015 (09:21)
Soumitra Chawathe*^~   30223 blog posts   98197 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1405964-3            Tags   Past Edits
Yes, Sleeper is crowded.

  
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Mar 25 2015 (09:23)
★★★★Niket Karan★★★★^~   5055 blog posts   12 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1405964-4            Tags   Past Edits
If travelling in sleeper , I would suggest you Coromandel .

  
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Mar 30 2015 (15:58)
smukherjee12   44 blog posts
Re# 1405964-5            Tags   Past Edits
So like, in Madras Mail they do get crowded in Sleeper, but not for Coromandel?

  
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Mar 30 2015 (15:59)
★★★★Niket Karan★★★★^~   5055 blog posts   12 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1405964-6            Tags   Past Edits
yes . . . . mail having more stops so crowded sometimes but coromandel sleeper is much better
  
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Mar 09 2015 (08:15)  
 

smukherjee12   44 blog posts
Entry# 1390521            Tags   Past Edits
Hello friends, I had heard that now Advance Reservation will be from 4 months, announced in this year's Rail Budget.
However, IRCTC site is only accepting 2 months ARP right now. So I had the following questions:
1. When will ARP 120 be implemented?
2. Is ARP 120 already implemented for offline bookings? I have to
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travel in June so am a bit worried about tickets and all... (Why are you so popular, 12864 ;_;)
Thanks in advance!
  
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Feb 21 2015 (18:17)  
 

smukherjee12   44 blog posts
Entry# 1376132            Tags   Past Edits
Hello friends,
My mother is going to be travelling from Bangalore to Delhi very soon. She will be travelling alone, and in 2A/1A.
So there seem to be 3 (major) trains from Bangalore to Delhi:
1. Rajdhani
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Karnataka Express
3. Sampark Kranti Express
So I wanted to ask, which train would be the best for her to travel (clean toilets, good train, safe etc)? Please give me advice since I haven't gone in this line before...
Apart from these three, is there any train that takes 1 night instead of 2 nights?

  
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Feb 21 2015 (18:41)
njvit   151 blog posts   18 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1376132-1            Tags   Past Edits
All three trains are well maintained. In my opinion Rajdhani is the best. You can also opt for duronto exp (Fastest connectivity).
Rajdhani Exp - termination station: NZM (7km from New Delhi)
Karnataka Exp - termination station: NDLS
SK- termination station: NZM
Duronto-
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termination station: DEE (5 km from New Delhi)[Easy to get confirm ticket]
Thanks!

  
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Feb 21 2015 (19:56)
smukherjee12   44 blog posts
Re# 1376132-2            Tags   Past Edits
Okay, I see. Thanks!
  
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Feb 03 2015 (11:00)   12863/Howrah - Yesvantpur SF Express (PT)
 

smukherjee12   44 blog posts
Entry# 1358842            Tags   Past Edits
The HWH YPR SF Express that departed from Howrah yesterday, Monday night got a quite old rake for 2A, to the extent it feels retro.
Train is bang on time as usual, entering VSKP 5 minutes early.

  
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Feb 03 2015 (11:07)
DD DISLODGED BBSKJM SLOT   6154 blog posts
Re# 1358842-1            Tags   Past Edits
Utilisation of platform is low @ VSKP,so always enters in time.

  
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Feb 03 2015 (12:55)
smukherjee12   44 blog posts
Re# 1358842-2            Tags   Past Edits
I see.
Also, forgot to mention there doesn't seem to be a B4 compartment, seems there are two GEN instead today.
  
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Jan 30 2015 (18:40)   12864/Yesvantpur - Howrah SF Express (PT)
 

smukherjee12   44 blog posts
Entry# 1355829            Tags   Past Edits
The YPR HWH SF Express that departed on Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 seems to be driven by an LGD WAP-7! I dont have a pic, but I was so surprised when it pulled into KJM with the WAP-7!
  
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Jan 30 2015 (07:28)   12864/Yesvantpur - Howrah SF Express (PT)
 

smukherjee12   44 blog posts
Entry# 1355162            Tags   Past Edits
The YPR HWH SF Express that departed on Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 seems to be driven by an LGD WAP-7! I dont have a pic, but I was so surprised when it pulled into KJM with the WAP-7!

  
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Jan 30 2015 (07:43)
PKV*^~   19090 blog posts   72 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 1355162-1            Tags   Past Edits
Must have been attached at VSKP to 12863 and now returning with the down train . It's happening quite often these days, Mukherjee .

  
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Jan 30 2015 (08:03)
Pp*^~   4188 blog posts   124 correct pred (79% accurate)
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Jan 30 2015 (08:16)
smukherjee12   44 blog posts
Re# 1355162-3            Tags   Past Edits
Hm, I see.
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