*** IRCTC LOUNGE, NEW DELHI ***
A COMPREHENSIVE FAQ BASED ON PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
Q-1: Where is it located?
Excellent All-in-One FAQ on the lounge.Clarifies everything one should know.Very useful guide for first timers.
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How's the quality of food?
Another great post from your box... Great write up. Very useful.
Hahahahaa that last line! Peace of mind!!
Very helpful data for all who have leisure time or buffering time to catch next train and also very reasonable prices
As i am going to travel by 12393 & 12445...
This will help me refresh..
Thanks a lot..
I have a doubt... is there any facility to take bath with our own towel and soaps without opting wash and change option???
You may try that, discretely. Just be watchful.
Carry some food or something to eat with you for Day 2 (after breakfast meals types) on this train, as the train normally gets late and you will start feeling hungry after 10am and they dont provide anything other then light breakfast in the morning on Day 2.
so its better to go with the 12302,12306,12314 it will always reaches right time
Yes, but if in those trains tickets are not available then this train is the only option (if someone need on-board food or want to travel in only LHB Rake train)...
okkk but I always preferred the 12305-12306 rajdhani
Me too,,, HWH Rajdhani will be always 1st preference...
if running more than 2.5 hr late, light snacks (naamkeen, biscuit) given, if more than 4-4.5 hrs lunch (briyani with salad, pickle) given...
I have traveled in this train on both the direction during the month of Feb 2015.
It got 3-5 hrs late both side, they only provided us that time some kind of yellow dal kichadi only with mixed achar at the time of lunch that too between 2-3 pm.
i have travlled 5-6 times in huge delays of winters.. they did give veg biriyani with pickle , salad & raita (optional).. it was 6 hrs late after CNB.. reached NDLS after 6pm..
It might have started late so dinner might have shifted to lunch... in regular cases in 1-2 hrs delay they dont provide anything, and 1-2 hrs delay is common, n by that time one will surely feel hungry, as it will br 12-1pm.... and you had only breakfast thats it.. so do keep something to eat around that time.....
no sir for 1-1.5 hrs nothing is given.. not for this nor for other RAJ & Drnts also
Yes thats what am saying for 1-2 hrs delay nothing is provided...
so in SDAH Drnto if it gets delayed by 2 hrs. it will reach aroung 2-2.30pm, and they wont provide anything after breakfast aroung 9am or so, so you will feel hungry, so keep something to eat during that time....
in this train 1-2 hrs delay is normal....
after 1.30-2 pm biscuits , naamkeen are given..
only kichaddi sirji.... if they have excess of stock of biscuts and naamkeen, only then they MIGHT provide them, or else only kichaddi....
They did give veg biryani at 1:30 when this train got heavy late due to blasting of tracks by the maoists. The quality was good. It eventually reached NDLS 9 hrs late, and I missed my connecting train for Chakki Bank.
amio almost Ashram Miss kore diechilam , tokhon SBB e LKO RAJ (now LKO ACSF) derail hoychilo
Hmmm. Our train was at 2 mins distance from the blast site when the blast occured. The people were even saying that our train was the target. And at that time, the train was running 2 mins late. We had a very close shave that night.
Hows the food now in this train? does it started running on time?
Souvenir Shop at New Delhi, best place for the RailFans...#must_visit
Is anything related to Rail Avbl ?
U can buy toy coaches, locos, mugs, posters, key rings, magazines, t-shirts and too my favorite one paper folding coaches see this /blog/post/1923723
PF1 par hai... Entry ke paas
Pf-1 near bio toilets museum
Nearest Metro Stations to the railway stations of Delhi.
This will be helpful to all as to avoid last moment rush.
Few more should be added,
Shivaji Bridge- Mandi House
kirti Nagar railway station - kirti nagar metro station
adrash nagar railway - adarsh nagar metro station
Badli railway staion - Samaypur Badli metro station
shakurbasti railway station- shivaji park metro station
Useful, but more detail can be added like what is the distance of metro stations from these Railway Station (as nearest does not give a clear picture of whether it is accessible)
Nearest metro station to nizamuddin railway station is JLN stadium metro station(3km away) in violet line and not indraprastha.
Yes nearest is not Indraprastha.. but Jungpura metro station is even closer than JLN metro stadium.
Old Delhi ka khud ka apna metro station hai just like new Delphi
i found it on TAAG
plz write for concerned authority as ur idea seems good.
sooner v wud NZM metro station, so all issues solved.
wud u like to locate "Old delhi" metro station on map ? i cant find. :-/ i have been using chandni chowk to reach DLI.
Yes , in phase 3, mayur vihar - ina line will have station just in front of sarai kaale khan end
Agree, after some months, the nearest station will be other one, after two more lines of metro will start till august.
Delhi ISBT Tips:
There are total 3 ISBT Terminals in Delhi. This information is for Maharana Pratap Kashmiri Gate ISBT , commonly called as Kashmeri Gate ISBT. This is one of the Largest and Oldest Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT) present in Country.
Pf 1 to 6
Saharanpur, Samli, Baroot, Bagpat, Ratol
Platform No 30 is for Volvo for Chandigarh,Ambala (Haryana roadways).platform 22,23,24,25,26 is for Punjab roadways Volvo for Amritsar,jalandhar,Ludhiana,Patiala(prtc),Chandiga rh,Ambala
Bhai Delhi me 46 platforms kab se ho gaye?
Ye to kuchh nahi he.
Anand Vihar par to isse bhi zada platforms he.
i am talking about railway platform
Kashmiri Gate naam ka koi railway station nahi he.
Kewal metro station he.
Wese Mujjaffarpur ke bus station par kitne platforms he.
Nahi pata,I am not interested in Buses.And mujhe to aaj pata chala ki Bus Stand pe bhi platforms hote hai.
Railway platform nahi poch rah bus stand poch rah😁😝
Dimaag ghutne me hai kya??MFP Junction pe 6 platform hai aur city me 2-3 Bus Stand hai
Become too much late in night?
Metro closed, Regular buses closed and want to go to airport?
Don't worry, come out towards Ajmeri Gate Exit.
From Delhi Junction-
But be careful, this bus goes to terminal 3.
In between NDLS and kashmere Gate ISBT, it crosses through Old Delhi station (signal) too..
I do not know exact location from where this bus can be catched from Delhi Junction so i did not added that.
Please told me that which exit is required for catching this bus from Delhi Junction
Towards GPO or towards Chandni Chowk, and u have to come out on main Darya Ganj Road
Thank you sir.
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Sir there is a confusion regarding bus route,
This bus runs via Palam Colony but according to click here , this bus runs via NH8,Mahipalpur.
Bhojanalay.....PF 1 pehli manzil par sthit hai...
Worth for money...please try out the Refreshment room on PF 1(1st floor). Decent taste and quality at reasonable price.
25Rs(2slice bread-butter, 2 veg cutlets)
Veg meal = 35 rs(standard) with 2 roti, rice,dal,sabzi,raita and achar
Today even standard breakfast costs Rs.40+
Its run by irctc on no profit basis
The staff of canteen is very polite and serve with smile...
Corridor to get entrance for RR and Dormitory @ NDLS 2nd floor Main Building...
Inside view of Dormitory Room No-214 which is far better than 212...
Paharganj View... Exit / Gate N0-01
Indivual room not available ?
Available you can book through IRCTC site having the PNR...
I booking via irctc.But it always Says room not available
Only the dormitory are being showed as vacant.
Are the rooms really booked ?
I will be arriving by taj at night.
See there is 2 Slot of 8am-8pm & 8pm-8am 12hrs & 24hrs respectively...
it all depends when your train is reaching the destination...
as you specified that you are coming by TAJ Exp it will reach NZM at 22:05 & may be late also...
AFAIK you is eligible for booking for next day 8am slot (12hrs/24hrs depends on you)...
Location of 1 side or of 16 ???
its available above of Platform 01 paharganj side...
Hi Roshan, could you please tell me if NDLS AC dormitories provide laundered towels to passengers? and do they have any wifi facility? thanks..
i donno about wifi connectivity.. but am sure you wont get any towels..