Though I haven't ever travelled in this train but what I have observed is it mostly has old coaches moreover which look pretty shabby from outside .... Still the cleanliness ratings are high. .. So couldn't get. .. Explanations please
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Hello Sisters :) Mandovi and its RSA partner Konkan Kanya exchange their warm wishes on a cool evening @Sawantvadi Road. Sigh, even the train names are beautiful on the Konkan <3. This is certainly not even an average click by any means, but I find it very refreshing and peaceful.
Flickr : click here
I don't know if it pays, but it keeps me at peace :) One less thing to worry about
While testing claims that the Mandovi Express serves the best food among Indian Railways' trains, Sachin Bhandary takes us behind the scenes.
The train arrives 30 minutes late, yet isn’t in
Although I travelled once, I loved the food:-)
I am still waiting for my turn to travel in it :)
Konkan Kanya is quite punctual I presume. So I feel I will be safe to have a connection with Pushpak Express which departs CSTM for Lucknow at 8.20 a.m. I would like to know whether I should book on IRCTC site, or can I get benefit of telescopic fares if I book at counter. Can I know the approx cost considering telescopic fares in 1AC, 2AC and 3AC for MAO-CSTM-Lucknow Jn? Will the savings by booking a through ticket at the reservation counter be tangible?
Please read the FAQ on this link: /faq/post/81
To know how much u will be saving is simple, calculate the cost of the class of tkt in which u want to travel, for this say suppose Mao - ljn distance is 1500 km then see the cost of same distance to any other place as Mao ljn doesn't have direct train
If i have understood correctly, fares in Indian Railways are cheaper when longer distances are travelled, compared to shorter distances. To give u an example, From MAO-CSTM on 10104-Mandovi Exp (765 kms as per Indian Railways)costs Rs. 1,530 in 2AC, and from CSTM-Varanasi Jn on 11093-Mahanagari Exp (1,510 kms) costs Rs. 2,335. Total cost is Rs. 3,865. Now if I book a single paper ticket from MAO-CSTM-Varanasi, Indian Railways will calculate my distance as 765+1510 = 2,275 kms and will charge me at the applicable rate, which I feel will be considerably lower than Rs. 3,865. This basis of charging is known as telescopic fares I feel. However, this single MAO-CSTM-Varanasi ticket cannot be booked on the internet, it must be booked at the railway counter.
this is very useful...so this is break jrney then?
yes, since there is no direct train from Madgaon to Lucknow. that link attached above is very informative. Its a really wonderful website, everyone sharing their experiences, information, helping co travellers, its really wonderful.. u can refer that link attached above for the rules of break journey... :)
Yes its a break journey. As you can't avail telescopic fares for the same train.
ya I remembered it just now.. about vsg-patna express.. i was recollecting my school days between 2003-2007, where though i was based in Goa, i had my schooling in BSB. Those days i used to go via Mumbai... so just took that example to explain...
I just saw your query from MAO to LKO
I thought it's from Mao to bsb
You hit the nail on the head .. :)
its perfectly fine... :) :) :)
Morning Action IN KR KJM Wdp 4b Standing In the Loop With Mao Bond kokankanya TO Give Crossing to GR
bas Aap sabke Dua mohabbat hai ,ghum aae konkan bhi
I will reach Mumbai central at 9:30 PM (ADI Shatabdi Express) and going to dadar to catch konkan Kanya at 11:20. What should I prefer to reach Dadar central Texi OR local train (with family)? Is buffer time is enough ?
Buffer is enough. Catch a taxi if with family and luggage.
Buffer is enough. don't try to think of go by local train to dadar in peak hrs with your family.
U can easily board a local train from BCT but u should face problems to get down at dadar.
So better catch taxi.
If you train arrives late then take a slow local to Dadar. Its relatively less crowded. Otherwise go for taxi.
Very nice train board. Konkan Railway Sadar Sewa <3 :)
Mhaka eke traincho board zai :p
On 15th September, Mumbai - Goa, Class 3A, current status Regret / WL301, Fare - Rs.1060.....Just Booked on Jet Airways for my entire family, 4 Adults & 1 child with Rs.1299 per Person ....The Volvo Bus Tickets will be costing atlist Rs.2500 per seat during Ganapati....
Just 1299 that too jet airways? Great!
Will GNWL 2 & 3 for 30th June 2015 will be confirmed in 1AC? I have booked it 3 days back. Please advice