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12859/Gitanjali Express (PT)
গীতাঞ্জলী এক্সপ্রেস     गीतांजलि एक्सप्रेस

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

Inaugural Run
Tue Nov 01, 1977
Pantry/Catering
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Updated: Jan 26 2017 (22:29) by ★Prayas★*^~
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RSA pattern is 18410--12860--12859--18409 ; 5 rakes (combined). only PC belongs to SER. att/detta at SRC Yard.
Rating: 3.1/5 (251 votes)
cleanliness - average (44)
punctuality - good (44)
food - average (40)
ticket avbl - average (42)
u/r coach - average (19)
railfanning - good (43)
safety - good (38)
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Train Tip
General
0 Followers
7623 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...

2111 views
Dec 08 2016 (13:19)
HowrahJodhpur হাওড়াযোধপুর हावड़ाजोधपुर~   931 blog posts   58 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1183609-1            Tags   Past Edits
This train Has RSA With Sri Jagannath Express. Base-PURI. PC Dett at SRC Yard

2366 views
Dec 08 2016 (13:30)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2396 blog posts   148 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.

1106 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.

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Feb 27 2017 (15:24)
Pran Pratim Ghosh   20228 blog posts   94837 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1183609-4            Tags   Past Edits
Saw one morning at HWH. Sri Jagannath didn't had PC.

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Feb 27 2017 (17:59)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2396 blog posts   148 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
2527 views
Dec 20 2016 (01:12)   12859/Gitanjali Express (PT)

DURG NZM Humsafar soon~   192 blog posts   4 correct pred (67% 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)

1494 views
Dec 20 2016 (17:52)
Dipanjan Das~   1538 blog posts   64 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 2096962-1            Tags   Past Edits
Even 3AC Is Disaster In This Train...

1995 views
Dec 20 2016 (18:00)
DURG NZM Humsafar soon~   192 blog posts   4 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2096962-2            Tags   Past Edits
3AC was nice when I travelled :) Anyway thanks for the opinion

1894 views
Dec 21 2016 (17:11)
amitdey73   56 blog posts   399 correct pred (68% 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)
DURG NZM Humsafar soon~   192 blog posts   4 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2096962-4            Tags   Past Edits
Indeed ! Thanks to bad maintenance of ECoR (This has RSA with 18409/18410) and SER SRC CDO

1632 views
Dec 21 2016 (21:12)
PIyUsH SInGH™^~   1707 blog posts   1779 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2096962-5            Tags   Past Edits
Good clearence upto HWH-TATA more than 100 WL will CNF

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Dec 22 2016 (04:22)
DURG NZM Humsafar soon~   192 blog posts   4 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2096962-6            Tags   Past Edits
No idea but WL31 didnt confirm in HWH DURG sector :(
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Train Tip
Ticket Booking/WL
0 Followers
5450 views
May 03 2016 (14:16)   12860/Gitanjali Express (PT)

जय हो ™^~   11582 blog posts   111337 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 1830694            Tags   Past Edits
Good clearance upto TATA, as it comes under GNWL.
Even WL/500+ can be cleared in SL class.

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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?

3291 views
Sep 20 2016 (08:49)
जय हो ™^~   11582 blog posts   111337 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1830694-2            Tags   Past Edits
Nope
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Train Tip
Food/Catering
0 Followers
14660 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 .

7173 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™^~   15444 blog posts   185371 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

6909 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...

6642 views
Feb 28 2014 (11:31)
Nitish kumar*^~   13514 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.

7259 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...

7099 views
Mar 01 2014 (23:52)
Kishor*^~   4627 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.

7695 views
Mar 11 2014 (16:27)
Dipanjan Das   703 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]

6766 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.

7593 views
May 21 2014 (07:15)
Dipanjan Das   703 blog posts   2 correct pred (40% accurate)
Re# 985858-10            Tags   Past Edits
Nagpur

6470 views
Oct 27 2014 (16:09)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2396 blog posts   148 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 985858-11            Tags   Past Edits
Sure, their food and coffee is great... I had when traveling in 12870...

5958 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
5760 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
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Train Tip
General
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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...
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Train Tip
Toilet/Water/Cleanliness
0 Followers
8123 views
Jun 16 2014 (19:51)   12860/Gitanjali Express (PT)

Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2396 blog posts   148 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)

6618 views
Jun 17 2014 (19:05)
Rail Fanning~   2611 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.

7065 views
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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