in Dhanbad arrival 2h late dep.7h late. whooooooooo 5 hr. stay t danb st in oct2 . for celebartion of Gandi Jayenti ha ha ha. what a timeing a superfast train.
for indb hwh travellers better option is to take indore ngp express till ngp and then catch 12101 or 12129 from there compared to shipra. I wonder why the pooja special also announced on this route and not via ngp bsp route
this is the waste train i traveled . no timing , no cleanliness, attenders are waste. food not available. but all time full, ticket not available . last 5 years i travel in this train no change. one thing only change it increase the fare . for super fast. time is same. what is the meaning of super fast? only change the no.?
Here I am sharing some of the pics of my recent journey to Bhopal in Shipra Exp . . .
It was hauled by HWH WAP 4 till COI and BRC WAP 5 after Katni . . . (didnt spotted the loco from COI to KTE)
Its a superb train to travel . The coach was a bit old but was well maintained . The train arrived only 30 mins late at Bhopal .
Pic 1 - My coach A1
Pic 2 - Train standing at Makronia station
Pic 3 -
Wow... mind blowing snaps of a train that is less covered by rail fans. It's a decent train from Calcutta to places of Sonbhadra District of UP :-D
Take a star.... by the way did you take any photos from the Grand Chord Route during this train journey (Window seat photos or outer views) ? :-)
Thanks a lot :)
Also this is one of the very few trains to Bhopal & Indore from Bengal & Bihar region
Sir , I boarded this train at Gaya Jn at 2AM so I couldnt take any pic of the Grand Chord section . . .
Great pics of rarely framed section ...
Thanks a lot . . . will post some more pics soon
22911 shipra start from INDB platfom no.6
can any body advice me . from Indore to Hwh by Shipra ex. kidher sastha and accha khana milegi? lounch and dinner? also in return?
shipra exp attach TKD SHED WAP-7 AND ITARSI/HOWRAH WAP-4 OR BIA WAM4
My first ever experience of Shipra Exp and second experience of ALD/COI-MGS stretch, here I am presenting some of pics taken en-route (after COI). The train made a run an excellent run till MZP by hitting MPS at most. After MZP, some struggle started till Chunar but after that again was in action. Train was only 1 hr delayed upto MGS which was very much acceptable in this congested stretch. It OT'ed 13132 ANVT-KOAA at Manda Road and in addition she didn't gave a chance to other trains to OT herself ;)
Pic 1 - HWH WAP-4 22363 which took charge from COI. Many pax watching the loco coupling in the background
Pic 2 - At COI
Aapne bhi CoI MGS ke darshan kar liye badhiya hai
Ji sir ... bharpoor anand mila darshan karke
Chunar ke baad kafi boring lagega non rf ko kyu CAR se sari train ek duje ke pichhu chalti hai aur delay increase hota hai
How about catering facility in this train ?
Sir u have travelled in both Shaktipunj & Shipra. Which one according to u have comparitively better catering facilities ?. Especially about the CIC king when is the catering available & how is the food quality ?
In Shaktipunj, you will not be catered with lunch either of the day. Last hope for a proper dinner is at Dhanbad where Comesum vendors take orders after Durgapur. If not ordered that time, then also not a very big deal as they carry Fried rice (veg and non veg both) as a supplement. If you also miss that then you should rely on local cuisines like Litti chokha, Idli sambhar, Jhaalmuri, chana masala sold by numerous local vendors. In Day 2, snacks are only available at major stations like Chopan, Singrauli, Beohari and Katni South. You will only get cucumber and chana masala followed by tea on board.
In Shipra, better to pack dinner from home/HWH including with breakfast for Day 2. Lunch will be provided after Manikpur and dinner
Yes sir but though Shipra wins in Journey time , it hardly remains punctual especially in down direction to Kolkata .Last time i travelled by this train it reached HWH late by approx 3 hrs but talking about Shaktipunj be it the credit of slack timings or clearence it remains punctual most of the time to Kolkata. Even Imperial Mail also cannot be trusted as it remains late or cancelled . I think currently the journey time is more or less same for all trains in reality & for more faster & smooth journey there should be a dedicated train to Kolkata via Bilaspur.
Via BSP, a Superfast can cover this distance in 19 hrs and in addition their will be no issues with punctuality. This train will be far way better than Mail as well as Shaktipunj