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12859/Gitanjali Express (PT)
গীতাঞ্জলী এক্সপ্রেস     गीतांजलि एक्सप्रेस

CSTM/Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus --> HWH/Howrah Junction

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Inaugural Run
Tue Nov 01, 1977
Pantry/Catering
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Mon Feb 23, 2015 (10:17AM)
Updated: May 07 2017 (16:49) by RF Shanku^~
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RSA - Rake Sharing
RSA pattern is 18410--12860--12859--18409 ; 5 rakes (combined). only PC belongs to SER. att/detta at SRC Yard.
Rating: 3.1/5 (263 votes)
cleanliness - average (46)
punctuality - good (46)
food - average (42)
ticket avbl - average (44)
u/r coach - average (21)
railfanning - good (45)
safety - good (40)
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Train Tip
Ticket Booking/WL
0 Followers
3477 views
Dec 20 2016 (01:12)   12859/Gitanjali Express (PT)

2238722388 Black Diamond Express deserves LHB~   717 blog posts   39 correct pred (80% accurate)
Entry# 2096962            Tags   Past Edits
Gitanjali is a train known for its speed and punctuality despite the rather high number of halts between Bhusaval and Jharsuguda. The tickets in this get sold out very quickly and hence getting one is difficult. However, the Sleeper class coaches were as good as unreserved (I travelled from NGP to DURG). If you are travelling in AC then peace of mind is guaranteed but for Sleeper class, prefer Jnaneswari/Samarsata/Mumbai Weekly SF etc. ! (Based on personal experience)

2103 views
Dec 20 2016 (17:52)
Dipanjan Das~   1544 blog posts   64 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 2096962-1            Tags   Past Edits
Even 3AC Is Disaster In This Train...

2820 views
Dec 20 2016 (18:00)
2238722388 Black Diamond Express deserves LHB~   717 blog posts   39 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 2096962-2            Tags   Past Edits
3AC was nice when I travelled :) Anyway thanks for the opinion

2761 views
Dec 21 2016 (17:11)
amitdey73   64 blog posts   469 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 2096962-3            Tags   Past Edits
coaches of this train are in very bad condition

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Dec 21 2016 (20:40)
2238722388 Black Diamond Express deserves LHB~   717 blog posts   39 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 2096962-4            Tags   Past Edits
Indeed ! Thanks to bad maintenance of ECoR (This has RSA with 18409/18410) and SER SRC CDO

2459 views
Dec 21 2016 (21:12)
PIyUsH SInGH™^~   1842 blog posts   2253 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2096962-5            Tags   Past Edits
Good clearence upto HWH-TATA more than 100 WL will CNF

2331 views
Dec 22 2016 (04:22)
2238722388 Black Diamond Express deserves LHB~   717 blog posts   39 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 2096962-6            Tags   Past Edits
No idea but WL31 didnt confirm in HWH DURG sector :(
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Train Tip
Toilet/Water/Cleanliness
0 Followers
1415 views
Mar 31 2017 (23:29)   12860/Gitanjali Express (PT)

Yuva Rahul~   3473 blog posts   7085 correct pred (80% accurate)
Entry# 2217824            Tags   Past Edits
Gitanjali Exp is very good train in terms of Speed, Puncuality, & Priority. But in terms of Cleaning very Bad. In my journey my coach was S11 2014 made Coach no 14217 is in very pethentic from inside. In my Journey on 30/03/17 toilet cleaning done only at Roukala. Full coach is dirty.
Chargeing Point avilable in train on Both side with 110Volt warning only for mobile chargeing

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Apr 01 2017 (09:40)
Sahil~   19 blog posts   3 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2217824-1            Tags   Past Edits
In terms of cleaning all train in same condition

1055 views
Apr 01 2017 (10:35)
Yuva Rahul~   3473 blog posts   7085 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 2217824-2            Tags   Past Edits
UR ticket wale bahut pass SL me cadhte hai

Apr 01 2017 (11:00)
©The Dark Lord™~   7144 blog posts
Re# 2217824-3            Tags   Past Edits
110 KV nahi 110 volt. 110 Kilo Volt to 110000 volt ho gaya, itna high voltage current to Power grid me hota hai..:D

951 views
Apr 01 2017 (11:07)
TRIP to OmAn by AIR InDIA^~   2899 blog posts   1465 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 2217824-4            Tags   Past Edits
puri train me current flow ho jayega 11000 volt se to

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Apr 01 2017 (11:08)
©The Dark Lord™~   7144 blog posts
Re# 2217824-5            Tags   Past Edits
11,000 nahi 110 KV hua 110000 volt, itne high voltage current se train jal jayega.

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Apr 01 2017 (11:14)
Yuva Rahul~   3473 blog posts   7085 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 2217824-6            Tags   Past Edits
Sorry now corrected
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Train Tip
General
0 Followers
8944 views
Aug 10 2014 (15:41)   12860/Gitanjali Express (PT)

Guest: 5ec39217   show all posts
Entry# 1183609            Tags   Past Edits
One of the most punctual trains of IR & pride of SER...gets d most no. of passengers from SER...UR coaches always are jam packed. .the passengers come early morning to stand in line n find a UR seat in this train...

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Dec 08 2016 (13:19)
Anga Needs HWH WAP7~   986 blog posts   82 correct pred (59% accurate)
Re# 1183609-1            Tags   Past Edits
This train Has RSA With Sri Jagannath Express. Base-PURI. PC Dett at SRC Yard

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Dec 08 2016 (13:30)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2494 blog posts   160 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1183609-2            Tags   Past Edits
Heard these days Pantry car (wich is of S.E.Rly) is not detached but just kept locked, goes & comes with 18409/10.

2049 views
Feb 09 2017 (14:40)
swarajdeshpande0   2 blog posts
Re# 1183609-3            Tags   Past Edits
This train is almost running punctual i.e. somewhat running late upto 1 hour. Its speed is increased with entering the state of Maharashtra, especially, Nagpur. I travelled in this train several times but I got only 2 results. One of them is that its punctuality. Its scheduled time at NGP is 7:20 but it sometimes reach at 7:45. Another one is that if it is running late then slowly-slowly its speed is increased between 2 halts that's why the late duration also decreases upto its destination.

1938 views
Feb 27 2017 (15:24)
IR no more Safe^~   21839 blog posts   97805 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1183609-4            Tags   Past Edits
Saw one morning at HWH. Sri Jagannath didn't had PC.

1941 views
Feb 27 2017 (17:59)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2494 blog posts   160 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1183609-5            Tags   Past Edits
Then I stand to be corrected!
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Train Tip
Ticket Booking/WL
0 Followers
6252 views
May 03 2016 (14:16)   12860/Gitanjali Express (PT)

Jai Ho ™^~   11997 blog posts   116963 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 1830694            Tags   Past Edits
Good clearance upto TATA, as it comes under GNWL.
Even WL/500+ can be cleared in SL class.

4159 views
Sep 20 2016 (03:41)
DAIPAYAN RAY   59 blog posts   319 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1830694-1            Tags   Past Edits
5th October Cstm-Hwh Gnwl 305 currently. Would you suggest to book?

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Sep 20 2016 (08:49)
Jai Ho ™^~   11997 blog posts   116963 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1830694-2            Tags   Past Edits
Nope
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Train Tip
Food/Catering
0 Followers
15724 views
Feb 06 2014 (02:40)   12859/Gitanjali Express (PT)

srvbaksi   394 blog posts   409 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 985858            Tags   Past Edits
The price of food frm pantry is excesively high & quality is not upto that mark....the price of chicken meal is 130/plate....only a single piece of chicken will be seved, egg biriyani is 100....its better to order food frm nagpur comesum outlet....atleast worth spending

Feb 06 2014 (12:19)
upcomming   41 blog posts   357 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 985858-1            Tags   Past Edits
Same in 12129 (AZAD HIND) . veg meal is 100 and quality is very very bad .

7847 views
Feb 06 2014 (23:40)
Dip Saha   206 blog posts   584 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 985858-2            Tags   Past Edits
same in 12510...veg rs. 100/-

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Feb 08 2014 (12:53)
DJ™^~   15471 blog posts   185412 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 985858-3            Tags   Past Edits
Most cheap food with excellent service in CSTM-HWH route is in 12101/02
Veg Biryani-Rs.50
Egg Biryani-Rs.60 (2 eggs with curry)
Chicken Biryani-Rs.70
Veg meal-Rs.70
Egg
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meal-Rs.80
Chicken meal-Rs.90-100
Veg cutlet with bread butter-Rs.30
Omlet with bread butter-Rs-35
Veg Chowmein-Rs.35

7575 views
Feb 28 2014 (08:13)
sourabhbtech   14 blog posts   56 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 985858-4            Tags   Past Edits
afaik comesum nagpur is costlier than the pantry services of your train....food is not upto mark too...

7281 views
Feb 28 2014 (11:31)
Nitish kumar*^~   13648 blog posts   1208 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 985858-5            Tags   Past Edits
I have used nagpur Comesum many times .The quality of food was good.

7897 views
Mar 01 2014 (18:34)
sourabhbtech   14 blog posts   56 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 985858-6            Tags   Past Edits
have u tried the naivedyam thali at nagpur? if not then u should...

7740 views
Mar 01 2014 (23:52)
Kishor*^~   4648 blog posts   123 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 985858-7            Tags   Past Edits
The Population Explosion has strained our resources. This happens when Claimants are more and only One Cake is available.

8398 views
Mar 11 2014 (16:27)
Dipanjan Das   704 blog posts   2 correct pred (40% accurate)
Re# 985858-8            Tags   Past Edits
I Personally Have Traveled By Gitanjali.... There Are Some Restaurant Guys, Who ll Come Onboard With Ready To Eat VEG MEALS.... They Charge Around INR 125/- [ It Was 125 In 202]. You Wont Even Need To Get Down From Your Comfortable Seat... Non-Vegeterians [ Like Me] Still Got "Areas Of Concern]

7457 views
May 10 2014 (12:33)
Rodrock   860 blog posts   23102 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 985858-9            Tags   Past Edits
@which station particularly you are talking about state it it will be beneficial to others too.I also have bad experience for food in gitanjali.

8280 views
May 21 2014 (07:15)
Dipanjan Das   704 blog posts   2 correct pred (40% accurate)
Re# 985858-10            Tags   Past Edits
Nagpur

7176 views
Oct 27 2014 (16:09)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2494 blog posts   160 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 985858-11            Tags   Past Edits
Sure, their food and coffee is great... I had when traveling in 12870...

6710 views
Jan 31 2015 (08:52)
gautymaity   1 blog posts
Re# 985858-12            Tags   Past Edits
Freinds, the problem is we do not the exact rate of the meals. If I want a veg meal I quietly tell the pantry boy that I want 'standard meal.' which comprises on paratha, rice, 1 sabzi, dal, curd/sweet and small packaged water. These people force extra stuff into the meal and the price becomes higher. If the pantry boy is adamant with the higher price then talk to the pantry manager and let him know that you are aware of the actual price. If they don not budge tell them you will file a written complain to the railway board along with other passengers. IRTC catering complaint helpline no is -1800111321. Just make sure you do not fight with them. You may use powerful words but the tome should be soft and nice, because they do not want other passengers to know exactly what you are talking about. This has...
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always worked for me. Hope this helps you as well.
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Train Tip
Speed/Punctuality
0 Followers
6398 views
Dec 17 2014 (18:18)   12860/Gitanjali Express (PT)

Rahul Noire   5 blog posts
Entry# 1311008            Tags   Past Edits
Speed is very good as far as I have travelled in it as it reaches dadar 10 mins late despite of being late by an hour at Nasik
012
Train Tip
General
0 Followers
8039 views
Aug 10 2014 (15:45)   12860/Gitanjali Express (PT)

Guest: 5ec39217   show all posts
Entry# 1183612            Tags   Past Edits
One of the most punctual trains of IR & pride of SER...gets d most no. of passengers from SER...UR coaches always are jam packed. .the passengers come early morning to stand in line n find a UR seat in this train...
07
Train Tip
Toilet/Water/Cleanliness
0 Followers
8868 views
Jun 16 2014 (19:51)   12860/Gitanjali Express (PT)

Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2494 blog posts   160 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 1137211            Tags   Past Edits
Coaches are old, dusty & rusty. There are no charging points near seats except the S14 coach which is 2008 built in ICF, also AC coaches are old, bad cleanliness, toilets are smelly like hell and it's vinyl floor mats are always soaked in water like sponge with comes out.
This train has onboard 'Janitors' (cleaning staff) whom sweep at regular intervals but still inspite of it train is dirty.
Gitanjali lives upto it's name only in terms of Speed & Punctuality
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01 - S14 Coach
Pic 02 - B1 Coach
(Pics clicked at Akola, Maharashtra)

7335 views
Jun 17 2014 (19:05)
Rail Fanning~   2645 blog posts
Re# 1137211-1            Tags   Past Edits
The train is no longer the prestigious train that it was earlier.As you rightly said some of the coaches are really bad. Also the number of stops has increased a lot .....though still preferred by passengers for its timings.

Jul 01 2014 (21:05)
srijit79~   202 blog posts
Re# 1137211-2            Tags   Past Edits
This happens with many a trains, over the time with the advent of new trains, these old trains are left out and every Member of Parliament want these trains to stop in their constituency................
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