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Oct 03 2014 (22:36)   18029/Mumbai LTT - Shalimar [Kurla] Express (PT)

atharimam7   7 blog posts   86 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 1234351            Tags   Past Edits
Unfortunately in 2AC there is no charging socket on Side Lower which makes difficult for laptop/Mobile charging.Only option to use it from same charging point available in lower birth bay.
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Jan 21 2015 (01:32)   18029/Mumbai LTT - Shalimar [Kurla] Express (PT)

SER Antyodaya Era^~   6591 blog posts   7896 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 1346337            Tags   Past Edits
Don't opt this train for end to end travel. Keep it as second last option (last option as legendary kolkata mail).
This trains takes too much time.
So if you want to travel from kolkata to mumbai,and all trains have seats available,then keep priorities as follows:
1. Duranto.
Jnaneswari deluxe.
3. Mumbai mail
4. Gitanjali
5. Weekly trains
6. Shalimar ltt
and last as 7. kolkata mail.
And if u are travelling from mumbai to kolkata,then keep priorities to book seats as :
1. Duranto
2. Jnaneswari
3. Gitanjali
4. Mumbai mail
5. Weekly trains
6. Ltt shalimar
7. kolkata mail.
I am saying bcoz i have travelled in all these trains from both ways in 3rd a.c and sleeper. And on the basis of crowd,cleanliness and avaibility,i have ranked them. So plz take it in consideration before doing reservations.

May 13 2015 (19:27)
عمران جاوید   3571 blog posts   886 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 1346337-3            Tags   Past Edits
smarsta has been excluded?

May 14 2015 (19:36)
SER Antyodaya Era^~   6591 blog posts   7896 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1346337-4            Tags   Past Edits
and that's bcoz bro if we consider end to end travel,samarsata is taking a much longer route as compared to jnaneswari deluxe. Even though both these trains shares rake,still i'll go for jnaneswari as it would take less travel time with less fare.

May 14 2015 (20:20)
عمران جاوید   3571 blog posts   886 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 1346337-5            Tags   Past Edits
yes i knw that...but i asked as it is also a mumbai hwh train...jnaneswari has the shortest time after drnt
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Sep 29 2014 (00:42)   12322/Mumbai CST - Howrah Mail (via Gaya) (PT)

KYN P7 Rajdhani~   5026 blog posts   375 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 1227818            Tags   Past Edits
Mistakenly announced as Mumbai Central Kolkata Mail at Mughalsarai junction.
Train originates from Mumbai CST.

Sep 29 2014 (11:54)
Miss You Dad*^~   1205 blog posts   91 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 1227818-1            Tags   Past Edits
Correct announcement. This train is known by the name of Mumbai mail ( 12321 )in the up direction & Kolkata mail (12322 )in the down direction.

Sep 29 2014 (12:23)
Miss You Dad*^~   1205 blog posts   91 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 1227818-2            Tags   Past Edits
Correct announcement. This train is known by the name of Mumbai mail ( 12321 )in the up direction & Kolkata mail (12322 )in the down direction.

Sep 29 2014 (22:36)
KYN P7 Rajdhani~   5026 blog posts   375 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1227818-3            Tags   Past Edits
Totally wrong. .. it mumbai cst howrah kolkata mail.
They announced it as mumbai central se chalkar howrah ko janewali howrah mumbai mail.
First mistake mumbai central instead of CST n second mistake howrah mumbai instead of mumbai howrah mail

Sep 30 2014 (11:36)
Miss You Dad*^~   1205 blog posts   91 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 1227818-5            Tags   Past Edits
Oh !! Then i think it's wrong only because either they should have announced it (12322) as Mumbai - Howrah mail or simply Kolkata mail .Even i have heard Shipra express being announced by it's old no.19306 instead of it's new one 22911at MGS.
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Sep 18 2014 (07:57)   12322/Mumbai CST - Howrah Mail (via Gaya) (PT)

Prantik Ganguly   62 blog posts
Entry# 1217598            Tags   Past Edits
The food served in the train is quite good...
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Dec 18 2014 (22:56)   12321/Howrah - Mumbai Mail (via Gaya) (PT)

2017Year of hopes for JBP~   3305 blog posts   44 correct pred (50% accurate)
Entry# 1312480            Tags   Past Edits
It is the worst train in punctuality and in this whole yr the train punctuality is very very poor so passenger who want to reach there destination on time dont go by this train at all

Dec 19 2014 (18:14)
Miss You Dad*^~   1205 blog posts   91 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 1312480-1            Tags   Past Edits
Instead they should go for Shaktipunj exp which is more reliable than this one especially in terms of punctuality.
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Nov 20 2013 (07:33)   12322/Mumbai CST - Howrah Mail (via Gaya) (PT)

Guest: 7fe0bb84   show all posts
Entry# 911292            Tags   Past Edits
Unpredictable train...
Some times running with right time, and reaching destination by 3~4 hours delay or some times start with delay by 15~20 hours at CSTM
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Dec 06 2015 (20:28)   12321/Howrah - Mumbai Mail (via Gaya) (PT)

SER Antyodaya Era^~   6591 blog posts   7896 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 1672632            Tags   Past Edits
If you have to travel from mumbai to kolkata or vice versa, then don't go for this train. The name "imperial" is now faded away. Instead once try the other mail (via nagpur mail).
This imperial train's punctuality is bit doubtful. Sometime it arrives with just 20-30 min but many days it arrive nearly 4-5 hrs delay. So if having a link or connected journey, then do keep a buffer of atleast 6-7 hrs.
Ticket availability is very poor. End to End people generally keep it as a last option but for people
of dhanbad, asansol and gaya region, its the 1st and foremost option to travel to mumbai.
But Food is good and way better as compared to other trains of same sector like gitanjali and azad hind.

Dec 07 2015 (23:54)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2460 blog posts   154 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1672632-1            Tags   Past Edits
Hope it's punctuality improves a bit after omission of Allahabad as halt...
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Jun 19 2014 (10:23)   12321/Howrah - Mumbai Mail (via Gaya) (PT)

sukumar   32 blog posts   7 correct pred (58% accurate)
Entry# 1139863            Tags   Past Edits
Phone charging is available. Usually, I never fight for plug though there is only one plug for 4 persons in a coach. Whoever wins oral fight, he puts charger for whole day.
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Mar 11 2016 (18:07)   12151/Samarasta SF Express (PT)

Miss You Dad*^~   1205 blog posts   91 correct pred (63% accurate)
Entry# 1764027            Tags   Past Edits
Just one word " Superb " . Had an excellent jouney from NGP to HWH though it takes more time than Azad Hind & Mumbai Mail but still its an excellent train in terms of speed & punctuality. Departed NGP & arrived HWH on dot time inspite of getting delayed in the middle .Throughout the journey the train didn't dissapointed me in terms of speed. It was very much similar like travelling in Rajdhani.
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Aug 18 2016 (18:04)   12152/Samarasta SF Express (PT)

Guest: 7fc60fe7   show all posts
Entry# 1966470            Tags   Past Edits
Best train for last minute reservations in AC classes in the ever jam packed Mumbai Kolkata section. Food is good (As per IR standards) and the OBHS Staff keep the train neat and Clean... Does take a longer, slower route but maintains punctuality and 60 kmph average is pretty good.. Should be one's go to train in this section for reservations before attempting for Tatkal reservations
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