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12839/Howrah - Chennai Mail (PT)
হাওড়া - চেন্নাই মেল     हावड़ा - चेन्नई मेल

HWH/Howrah Junction --> MAS/Chennai Central

Inaugural Run
Wed Aug 15, 1900
Pantry/Catering
✓ Pantry Car
✓ On-board Catering
✓ E-Catering
Good Food.
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Diverted via Renigunta, Arkkonam, Perambur on 24th March 2017 due to Yard Remodeling Work at Tiruvottiyur
Sat Mar 18, 2017 (12:13AM)
Updated: Oct 03 2016 (22:09) by brandonbuffard^~
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RSA - Rake Sharing
12839/12840/12841/12842 has RSA & CBC RAKE.
Rating: 3.3/5 (167 votes)
cleanliness - average (29)
punctuality - excellent (28)
food - average (28)
ticket avbl - average (29)
u/r coach - poor (12)
railfanning - good (27)
safety - good (26)
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Predictions: 9
confirm: 9
rac: 0
wl: 0
Journey: Mon Mar 27, 2017 @ 23:45
Class: AC 3-tier - 3A   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 30
Travel: MAS/Chennai Central   to   HWH/Howrah Junction   |   1663 km / 1663 km
12840/Chennai - Howrah Mail (PT)
Entry# 2212742

Posted by: mthcdoshi~   860 blog posts   3371 correct pred (89% accurate)
PNR: 423-xxxxxxx (E-Ticket)   |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: Yesterday (18:47)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 7 (Booking Status: W/L 9,TQ)
Total Fare:  2160
Chart NOT Prepared
Please analyze this PNR, and predict the final Charting Status. Thanks.

Latest Status as of: Yesterday (19:48)
Passenger 1: B2,29 [MB] (Booking Status: W/L 9,TQ)
Total Fare:  2160
Chart PREPARED

Full PNR Status History (3 statuses)
Status as of: Yesterday (19:48)
Passenger 1: B2,29 [MB] (Booking Status: W/L 9,TQ)
Total Fare:  2160
Chart PREPARED

Status as of: Yesterday (19:45)
Passenger 1:  (Booking Status: W/L 9,TQ)
Total Fare:  2160
Chart NOT Prepared

Status as of: Yesterday (18:47)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 7 (Booking Status: W/L 9,TQ)
Total Fare:  2160
Chart NOT Prepared


  
115 views
Yesterday (19:05)
Aditya   3363 blog posts   14770 correct pred (79% accurate)
Re# 2212742-1            Tags   Past Edits
PT Avbl 15
  
★★★  General Travel
Feb 25 2017 (11:24)   12840/Chennai - Howrah Mail (PT)

PKV*^~   19090 blog posts   72 correct pred (80% accurate)
Entry# 2177667            Tags   Past Edits
THE GREAT IRCTC PANTRY CAR RACKET
Was travelling with my wife by this train which departed from MAS on 7th February. The next day I ordered an EGG MEAL THALI which was served by the PC staff a little before we reached VSKP. I had earlier seen the rate list displayed on a board in the pantry car which indicated that the rates were Rs.50 for a veg meal and Rs. 55 for a non-veg meal. After we had consumed the meal, at about 3 pm, the staff asked me to pay Rs. 160 for the meal. I was well aware of this kind of extortion in this and several other long-distance trains. But I quietly told the waiter that I would
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go to the pantry car and pay there.
Later I enquired of the manager why I was being charged Rs. 160 for a meal which according to their own rate board cost only Rs.55. The manager conned me saying Rs.55 was for a STANDARD THALI whereas what I had been served was a DELUXE THALI (whatever that means). I came back without paying.
I whatsupped a few of my admin friends from IRI. They asked me to insist on a bill before payment. One of them also msgd me a mobile number to lodge a complaint which I promptly did. There was an instant response from IR saying the matter is being investigated and they will revert in due course.
Meanwhile the PC staff came again for payment at around 5pm and, as requested, gave me a bill for Rs.160 before collecting the cash. I immediately sent a snap of the bill to my WA group of IRI admins. What followed was a spate of tweets to the Railway Minister and EVERYBODY who is SOMEBODY in IR.
There was a lull till say 8.30 pm by which time the train had reached Khurda Road. Suddenly 2 staff from the PC came to my bay with a dinner thali. My wife and I declined it saying we had finished our dinner. They then REFUNDED me an amount of Rs. 105 (160-55) and requested me to withdraw my complaint. The guys looked pretty menacing and as my wife was scared out of her wits I had no option but to comply with their request. I immediately smsed saying the amount charged in excess had since been refunded and the matter may be treated as resolved. But IR was apparently in no mood to let go and msgd back saying matter will be closed only after due enquiry and action. I am sharing my experience so that it can serve as eye-opener to all my friends here who may face similar situations during train travel.

9 posts - Feb 2017

2 posts - Fri Mar 24, 2017

  
582 views
Mar 24 2017 (12:07)
Pran Pratim Ghosh   20255 blog posts   94868 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2177667-12            Tags   Past Edits
click here
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ER Chief Comm. Manager imposed Fine, after my complaint.
But still the "Manmani" of PC Caterers continues.

  
575 views
Mar 24 2017 (12:10)
PKV*^~   19090 blog posts   72 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 2177667-13            Tags   Past Edits
Pran, the stakes are high and the profit margins are huge. Politicians and railway officials too are involved in these rackets. So the contractors do not mind paying an occasional penalty which they can easily recover from subsequent sales............

  
574 views
Mar 24 2017 (12:12)
Pran Pratim Ghosh   20255 blog posts   94868 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2177667-14            Tags   Past Edits
Absolutely correct, what they are going to lose with 5K fine, when they are profiting in lakhs. Its nothing. Heavy Penalty, Suspension of Tender is reqd.

  
552 views
Mar 24 2017 (12:29)
Wish to get new phone on my Birthday^~   32228 blog posts   23118 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 2177667-15            Tags   Past Edits
Mere dad ne Purushottam Express me 130 rs ka Veg meal lia aur jb kaha ki 50 ka h to bola ki 1 april se laagu hoga

  
340 views
Mar 24 2017 (17:36)
PKV*^~   19090 blog posts   72 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 2177667-16            Tags   Past Edits
Bilkul jhoot bola hai pantrywalon ne
  
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Mar 24 2017 (12:12)   12840/Chennai - Howrah Mail (PT)

MirzaRa1~   417 blog posts   454 correct pred (77% accurate)
Entry# 2208961            Tags   Past Edits
Small TB...
  
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208 votes
Oct 07 2016 (13:36)   11027/Mumbai CST - Chennai Central Mail (PT) | CSTM/Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (18 PFs)

अमरावती सुपरफास्ट~   585 blog posts   18 correct pred (70% accurate)
Entry# 2014850            Tags   Past Edits
Rate your favourite MAIL. Which of the following you think, is BETTER has a fair/best speed, punctuality, cleanliness, coach condition, ticket availability, catering facilities despite their long journeys. And which zone you feel is better in management of these trains??
11027/8 Mumbai CST - Chennai Mail (CR)0%0
12137/8 Punjab Mail (CR)11%23
12311/2 Kalka Mail (ER)4%9
12321/2 Howrah - Mumbai CST Mail (via Chheoki) (ER)2%5
12343/4 Darjeeling Mail (ER)11%23
13005/6 Howrah - Amritsar (Punjab) Mail (ER)1%2
11123/4 Barauni - Gwalior Mail (NCR)2%5
12229/30 Lucknow Mail (NR)15%31
14033/4 Jammu Mail (NR)1%2
14055/6 Brahmaputra Mail (NR)1%3
12809/10 Mumbai CST - Howrah Mail (Via Nagpur) (SER)5%11
12839/40 Howrah - Chennai Mail (SER)3%6
12601/2 Chennai - Mangaluru Mail (SR)1%3
12623/4 Chennai Thiruvananthapuram Mail (SR)5%10
16101/2 Boat Mail/Rameswaram Express (SR)1%2
12657/8 Chennai Central - KSR Bengaluru City Mail (SWR)11%23
22945/6 Saurashtra Mail (WR)1%2
12901/2 Gujarat Mail (WR)2%5
12903/4 Golden Temple Mail (WR)21%43

18 posts - Oct 2016

71 posts - Nov 2016

71 posts are hidden.

  
22176 views
Jan 27 2017 (11:01)
HowrahJodhpur হাওড়াযোধপুর हावड़ाजोधपुर~   931 blog posts   58 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2014850-91            Tags   Past Edits
One Special Fact, ER Has Largest number of Mail Trains. 4.

  
17286 views
Feb 08 2017 (18:31)
swamiye saranam ayyappa^~   1144 blog posts   1 correct pred (50% accurate)
Re# 2014850-92            Tags   Past Edits
chennai has more mumbai mail,howrah mail,trivandrum mail,bangalore mail,boat mail,mangalore mail

  
17215 views
Feb 08 2017 (21:18)
HowrahJodhpur হাওড়াযোধপুর हावड़ाजोधपुर~   931 blog posts   58 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2014850-93            Tags   Past Edits
Maine bataya hai zone ke mamle se. Not Station.

  
17153 views
Feb 08 2017 (22:25)
swamiye saranam ayyappa^~   1144 blog posts   1 correct pred (50% accurate)
Re# 2014850-94            Tags   Past Edits
yeah accepted apologize sorry bro

  
5422 views
Mar 15 2017 (22:46)
Jishnu Banerjee   4 blog posts
Re# 2014850-95            Tags   Past Edits
Wrong sir. Please look up Khanna accident in 1999, when JAT-SDAH Exp collided with G.T Mail derailed coaches.
  
Predictions: 1
confirm: 1
rac: 0
wl: 0
PREDICT


Journey: Mon Apr 17, 2017 @ 20:35
Class: Sleeper - SL   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 69
Travel: BBS/Bhubaneswar   to   HWH/Howrah Junction   |   437 km / 1663 km
12840/Chennai - Howrah Mail (PT)

Posted by: bmallick123   38 blog posts   13 correct pred (46% accurate)
PNR: 413-xxxxxxx (E-Ticket)   |   Similar PNRs
Entry# 2205306        
Posted Status as of: Mar 21 2017 (15:53)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 17 (Booking Status: W/L 19,RLGN)
Total Fare:  290
Chart NOT Prepared
Please analyze this PNR, and predict the final Charting Status. Thanks.

Latest Status as of: Mar 24 2017 (17:53) 
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 17 (Booking Status: W/L 19,RLGN)
Total Fare:  290
Chart NOT Prepared

Predictions

confirmMar 21 2017 (16:38)sayanbasumba 

  
361 views
Mar 23 2017 (11:03)
bmallick123   38 blog posts   13 correct pred (46% accurate)
Re# 2205306-1            Tags   Past Edits
Pls suggest if this ticket is going to be confirmed or not? Want expert's views.
  
Info Update
0 Followers
891 views
Mar 22 2017 (06:55)   13351/Dhanbad - Alappuzha Express (PT) | KOK/Korukkupet (4 PFs)

4πu¶am*^~   5723 blog posts   42282 correct pred (87% accurate)
Entry# 2205995            Tags   Past Edits
Diversion of trains due to Pre-NI Work in Southern Railway for 11 days from 16/17.03.2017 to 26/27.03.2017
  
Predictions: 10
confirm: 9
rac: 0
wl: 1
Journey: Sun Mar 19, 2017 @ 23:45
Class: AC 1st Class - 1A   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 7   |   Charting: < 18:00
Travel: HWH/Howrah Junction   to   MAS/Chennai Central   |   1663 km / 1663 km
12839/Howrah - Chennai Mail (PT)
Entry# 2202693

Posted by: amitramsharma   685 blog posts   3879 correct pred (71% accurate)
PNR: 666-xxxxxxx (E-Ticket)   |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: Mar 19 2017 (11:42)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 1 (Booking Status: W/L 1,GNWL)
Total Fare:  4365
Chart NOT Prepared
Please analyze this PNR, and predict the final Charting Status. Thanks.

Latest Status as of: Mar 19 2017 (16:03)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 1 (Booking Status: W/L 1,GNWL)
Total Fare:  4365
Chart PREPARED

Full PNR Status History (2 statuses)
Status as of: Mar 19 2017 (16:02)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 1 (Booking Status: W/L 1,GNWL)
Total Fare:  4365
Chart PREPARED

Status as of: Mar 19 2017 (11:41)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 1 (Booking Status: W/L 1,GNWL)
Total Fare:  4365
Chart NOT Prepared


  
736 views
Mar 19 2017 (11:43)
amitramsharma   685 blog posts   3879 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2202693-1            Tags   Past Edits
Remained RAC IN 12841 . Now booked this will it cinfirmed

  
673 views
Mar 19 2017 (16:03)
Pran Pratim Ghosh   20255 blog posts   94868 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2202693-2            Tags   Past Edits
bad luck here again,
with rac you could have boarded at least.

  
603 views
Mar 19 2017 (16:22)
amitramsharma   685 blog posts   3879 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2202693-3            Tags   Past Edits
Yes

  
614 views
Mar 19 2017 (16:25)
Pran Pratim Ghosh   20255 blog posts   94868 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2202693-4            Tags   Past Edits
book tatkal tomw in Coro, 2A, that will cnf

  
530 views
Mar 19 2017 (16:46)
amitramsharma   685 blog posts   3879 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2202693-5            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks. now i have no time as on 21st i have to travel chennai- mumbai by air. Now i have to go by air to chennai @9000/.
  
Rail Fanning
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Mar 18 2017 (01:08)   12840/Chennai - Howrah Mail (PT) | MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

RF Z ▶NEVER BOARD A MOVING TRAIN◀*^~   11289 blog posts   2564 correct pred (84% accurate)
Entry# 2201314            Tags   Past Edits
  
Predictions: 19
confirm: 18
rac: 0
wl: 1
Journey: Wed Mar 15, 2017 @ 23:45
Class: AC 2-tier - 2A   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 18   |   Charting: < 18:00
Travel: HWH/Howrah Junction   to   BBS/Bhubaneswar   |   437 km / 1663 km
12839/Howrah - Chennai Mail (PT)
Entry# 2197129

Posted by: tusherk~   237 blog posts   4045 correct pred (68% accurate)
PNR: 616-xxxxxxx (E-Ticket)   |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: Mar 14 2017 (12:14)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 7 (Booking Status: W/L 7,TQ)
Total Fare:  1560
Chart NOT Prepared
Please analyze this PNR, and predict the final Charting Status. Thanks.

Latest Status as of: Mar 15 2017 (18:43)
Passenger 1: A1,36 [SU] (Booking Status: W/L 7,TQ)
Total Fare:  1560
Chart PREPARED

Full PNR Status History (3 statuses)
Status as of: Mar 15 2017 (18:43)
Passenger 1: A1,36 [SU] (Booking Status: W/L 7,TQ)
Total Fare:  1560
Chart PREPARED

Status as of: Mar 15 2017 (09:37)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 6 (Booking Status: W/L 7,TQ)
Total Fare:  1560
Chart NOT Prepared

Status as of: Mar 14 2017 (12:14)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 7 (Booking Status: W/L 7,TQ)
Total Fare:  1560
Chart NOT Prepared


  
802 views
Mar 14 2017 (12:17)
Aditya   3363 blog posts   14770 correct pred (79% accurate)
Re# 2197129-1            Tags   Past Edits
PT Avbl 13
  
General Travel
0 Followers
3846 views
Dec 26 2016 (14:43)   12839/Howrah - Chennai Mail (PT) | VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction (8 PFs)

aathidi175~   47 blog posts   314 correct pred (65% accurate)
Entry# 2105583            Tags   Past Edits
These are the images inside of the second AC coach of 12839 HWH MAS Mail of coach A1 I hope one could see the images of the dust that is accumulated on the curtains since a quite good amount of time I would presume !!

3 posts - Mon Dec 26, 2016

  
3304 views
Dec 26 2016 (16:13)
GMO WAP 7 We miss u~   811 blog posts   2 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2105583-4            Tags   Past Edits
Focut mein bolney thodi hi mil jaayegaa ..

  
3277 views
Dec 26 2016 (16:29)
बरौनी लखनऊ एक्सप्रेस~   8198 blog posts   119 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2105583-5            Tags   Past Edits
Prayagraj ko bheekh me to bahut coach Mila idhar udhar SE.

  
3294 views
Dec 26 2016 (19:12)
aathidi175~   47 blog posts   314 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2105583-6            Tags   Past Edits
I tweeted it and they have even retweeted loped to DRM BZA Twitter handle !!

  
3186 views
Dec 26 2016 (19:15)
mr wayne ®©~   1611 blog posts   122 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 2105583-7            Tags   Past Edits
kyu kyu kyu kyu... ekdmm nai SG kaa rake kisi ko nai milegaa huh...😏😏😏😏😏😏

  
3192 views
Dec 26 2016 (20:18)
aathidi175~   47 blog posts   314 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2105583-8            Tags   Past Edits
Let's hope they atleast get the cleanliness done as it would be great for frequent mail travelers like me
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