Nowadays the sheen of this train is lost by adding unnecessary stoppages by IR
Once queen of its route..
Leave the halts alone, first we need to do away by RSA of Jagannath Express, it least we can seen some coaching improvement then...
2 hours late running Howrah bound Gitanjali Express arrives at Tatanagar to overtake Kurla Shalimar Express, which itself was 2.5 hours delayed...
(Dated : 28th Feb 2015)
Missed to click 'Train name board'
travelled in this train several times and others with his brothers... Mumbai Mail, Samarsata, Azad Hind, Jnaneshwari Exp.
Presenting counted as one of fastest in Mumbai-Howrah Route, My Personal Favourite The Famous Howrah -Mumbai Geetanjali Exp at... Bas Naam he kaafi hai
Here is my unbelievable and unique experience with respect to Gitanjali Express.
And I belong to the days of the dinosaurs and this story obviously can only be from those days.
Believe it or not, those days you had to stand in separate queues to buy tickets for different trains. If you didn't get ticket for Howrah Mail via Nagpur for example, you had to stand at the end of the line for Gitanjali all over again to try your luck for that train.
I felt very lucky to have in hand sleeper reservations for outgoing as well as the return journey for which they had a quota of tickets ex Howrah that VT could sell.
Only one addition - you have forgotten to mention the bid ledgers that the clerks filled manually before issuing the ticket.
I only knew the folio on a big unwieldy register where they entered all the details. That they are called bid ledger is news to me.
And I missed to mention one more thing. The tickets were like small card board rectangles similar to the ones coming out of the Weighing Machines these days. They also issued separate tickets for basic journey, reservation charges on the back of which the coach and berth number would be written, and super-fast charges. If you were travelling with a family of 4 you would have to keep 12 of these tickets.
Sir, extremely sorry for spelling mistake, big ledgers (not bid). Your experience is more than mine.
For 4th may, the status 4 CST to Howrah for 3AC is GNWL136/WL58.......what are its chances
Don't depend on this ticket. Frankly speaking it remains WL till chart prearation. Go for tatkal on 3rd MAY.
Coach Composition: ENG-SLR-GS-S1-S2-S3-S4-S5-S6-S7-S8-S9-S10-S11-S12-S13-PC-S14-B1-B2-A1-A2-GS-GS-SLR
Coach Composition: ENG-SLR-GS-GS-A2-A1-B2-B1-S14-PC-S13-S12-S11-S10-S9-S8-S7-S6-S5-S4-S3-S2-S1-GS-SLR
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Travel Time: 30h 57m 23 halts Distance: 1958 km Avg Speed: 63 km/hr
Peak Observed Speed: 100 km/hr between JL/Jalgaon Junction and MMR/Manmad Junction
edit plz-- seen this train crossing/passing through JGM at Flat 110/115 km/hr