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18508/Hirakud (Hirakund) Express
హీరాకుడ్ ( హీరాకుడ్ ) ఎక్స్ప్రెస్     हीराकुड (हीराकुंड) एक्सप्रेस

ASR/Amritsar Junction --> VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction

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Mar 24 2016 (15:46)   12802/Purushottam SF Express (PT) | BBS/Bhubaneswar (6 PFs)

te amo dolly^~   6444 blog posts   5855 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 1777890            Tags   Past Edits
Booking Preference Tip.
If you have to travel from Delhi to Coastal Odisha , then your train availability searching priority should as: (For SL class)
1. Purushottam express (No doubt about this train;Book this as your 1st preference)
2. BBS Duronto express (only for Bhubaneswar people ; Punctuality is poor; But very safe and secure as no unreserved or daily travellers are allowed to
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board)
3. Odisha Sampark Kranti express (Puctuality is poor but its better bcoz NO unreserved or WL crowd boards this train due to Least halts in UP)
4. Nandan Kanan express (Better than neelanchal bcoz takes shorter route; punctuality is poor but seat availibility is better than Neelanchal)
5. Neelanchal Express (You will hardly get CNF seat in this train; Very demanded train as its the only train connecting Central UP with Odisha & puri)
6. Hirakund Express (Takes the shortest route; Good punctuality; but problem is its speed and total time taken; Huge number of halts and unreserved & Daily travellers board this in SL class)
7 ANVT BBS weekly express (Train best suited for Western Odisha; takes 2nd longest route and punctuality is poor ;Not much beneficial for coastal odisha)
8. Kalinga Utkal express (This should be the least preferred for travelling to coastal odisha; Very slow and heavy crowded throughout the route with Unreserved , WL and Daily travellers;Maintenance is below average;Takes the Longest route so that whole northern coastline of odisha is covered but still takes hell lot of time;Don't take SL class in this train unless have NO other option)
Now For AC classes,
Only opt Rajdhani or Purushottam. Getting seat in BBS rajdhani is easier and journey would be punctual.

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Apr 06 2016 (14:37)
अबकी बार कमल का फूल   29349 blog posts   3120 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1777890-1            Tags   Past Edits
hamaari Utkal ki thodi taarif bhi kar dijiye sirji.
Punctuality is very good.

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Apr 06 2016 (15:39)
te amo dolly^~   6444 blog posts   5855 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1777890-2            Tags   Past Edits
Punctuality very good ??? Kya bol dia aapne sir...Its Excellent. Balasore pe Utkal aur Purushottam do train aati hain at midnight from Delhi, but Puru majority 1-1.30hr delay rehti hai but Utkal humesha ontime.
But kharabi yeh hai ki Koi leta hi nahi hai from Delhi to Coastal odisha. Itna circular journey kaun kare. ;)
Western odisha jyada prefer karte hain Utkal.

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Apr 06 2016 (15:41)
अबकी बार कमल का फूल   29349 blog posts   3120 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1777890-3            Tags   Past Edits
Actually ham Rourkela waalo ke liye Utkal bahut achhi train he, punctuality pe kabhi sawaal ni uthata and Rourkela waalo ko WAP7 ke darshan bhi Utkal hi karaati he.

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Apr 06 2016 (16:02)
te amo dolly^~   6444 blog posts   5855 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1777890-4            Tags   Past Edits
Thats right...ECoR ne more faster ANVT BBS SF de di for western odisha, but woh kabhi bhi on time nahi chalti. Always 4-5hrs delay.
But this old horse Utkal always stay on time whatever be the season. Best preferred by Wetern odisha only.

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Apr 06 2016 (16:42)
Ankit Sharma~   2127 blog posts   235 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1777890-5            Tags   Past Edits
actually mein iska route kaafi zyada lambaa h . bt i hv travelled in this train till tatanagar from NZM it was late bt after that the LP came into aggressive mode nd bang !!!! it reached before time at PURI

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Apr 06 2016 (16:43)
Ankit Sharma~   2127 blog posts   235 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1777890-6            Tags   Past Edits
bt is train ki pantry ka khana achha ni lga . #should_upgrade

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Apr 07 2016 (01:04)
te amo dolly^~   6444 blog posts   5855 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1777890-7            Tags   Past Edits
Yes...the pantry standard is average below standard.....Instead good pantry is present in Odisha sampark kranti which serves good quality food as per my last journey experience.
But then we have to compromise on Punctuality factor if we check on pantry quality.

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Apr 20 2016 (21:46)
12952 नई दिल्ली मुंबई राजधानी ➡द किंग   5114 blog posts   274 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1777890-8            Tags   Past Edits
I hv traveled from PURI to NZM in Kaling utkal exp. Punctuality is good but it covers very long route

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Apr 20 2016 (22:52)
te amo dolly^~   6444 blog posts   5855 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1777890-9            Tags   Past Edits
Agree..Longer route but Journey time is very long with Huge amount of halts.

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Apr 21 2016 (22:32)
Afraaz suhail 🚂🚄🚅~   3651 blog posts   568 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 1777890-10            Tags   Past Edits
No one prefers Utkal because of its route

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Apr 22 2016 (00:19)
te amo dolly^~   6444 blog posts   5855 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1777890-11            Tags   Past Edits
delhi to Odisha travelling people don't like Utkal exp but the people of MP , specially from jabalpur side (Boarding from Katni) and going to Balasore-Bhadrak, people still prefer Kalinga Utkal due to its punctual and direct route.
End to End people don't prefer but Intermediate travellers prefer it very much due to its good seat availability.

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Apr 22 2016 (14:33)
12952 नई दिल्ली मुंबई राजधानी ➡द किंग   5114 blog posts   274 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1777890-12            Tags   Past Edits
No of reservations are very less in this train . Mostly general ticket holders and daily passangers use this train.

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Apr 22 2016 (16:04)
te amo dolly^~   6444 blog posts   5855 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1777890-13            Tags   Past Edits
I don't think so...See below Waiting status..
18478 KALINGAUTKALEXP H NIZAMUDDIN PURI


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Class -3A
1 23- 4-2016 RLWL276/WL179 RLWL87/WL47
2 24- 4-2016 RLWL215/WL131 RLWL71/WL44
3 25- 4-2016 RLWL178/WL116 RLWL67/WL35
4 26- 4-2016 RLWL126/WL64 RLWL48/WL33
5 27- 4-2016 RLWL112/WL59 RLWL51/WL29
6 28- 4-2016 RLWL89/WL55 RLWL40/WL25
Itni waiting hai...Aur kitna chaiye ?

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Apr 24 2016 (12:51)
12952 नई दिल्ली मुंबई राजधानी ➡द किंग   5114 blog posts   274 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1777890-14            Tags   Past Edits
There are 7 trains fŕom DLI to BBS but why not a single train via BE.
BE and MB needs a train to BBS and Puri

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Apr 24 2016 (15:46)
te amo dolly^~   6444 blog posts   5855 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1777890-15            Tags   Past Edits
The reason is absolute stoppage of starting any new train for odisha.
The last train that was started for odisha to north india was ANVT BBS Weekly SF which was for Western Odisha on the same departure slot as of Odisha Sampark kranti.
After that till now there is NO trains started. All the RM have completely ignored to connect Puri , a one of the Biggest tourist destination with Jammu-Katra or Haridwar or Amritsar North Indian cities.

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Apr 24 2016 (22:19)
12952 नई दिल्ली मुंबई राजधानी ➡द किंग   5114 blog posts   274 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1777890-16            Tags   Past Edits
Yes there should be train JAT-PURI via LDH-UMB-SRE-BE-SCC-GKP-CPR

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Apr 25 2016 (01:21)
Vlog for Taj Express^~   27388 blog posts   22218 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1777890-17            Tags   Past Edits
very useful thanks for sharing :)

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May 01 2016 (14:48)
SER Boss Coromandel Exp   465 blog posts   514 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1777890-18            Tags   Past Edits
Hirakund is a good option actually...
Nandan Kanan and Neelachal are hardly punctual...

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May 01 2016 (14:53)
te amo dolly^~   6444 blog posts   5855 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1777890-19            Tags   Past Edits
Problem with Hirakund is Huge Number of Halts and very slow TT with Heavy inflow of MST/UR travellers between Delhi-Bina.
Whereas in nandan Kanan , the rush is bit less as compared to Hirakund....If ECoR somehow Speed up Hirakund express (which is easily possible) , then i would say it can climb up to atleast Rank 2.

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May 01 2016 (14:59)
SER Boss Coromandel Exp   465 blog posts   514 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1777890-20            Tags   Past Edits
Problem is that a train with as much halts as Hirakud will need little more slack...
I wont deny that its not feasible...
Ofcourse its feasible, at the same time too much halts should be removed.
P.S: removing stops aint that easy :P :P

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May 01 2016 (15:36)
te amo dolly^~   6444 blog posts   5855 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1777890-21            Tags   Past Edits
Pinned down correctly.....Once a Halt is introduced, it nearly IMPOSSIBLE to remove that halt.
All Politics Game ....

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Jul 29 2016 (14:11)
ଇଷ୍ଟ କୋଷ୍ଟ ରେଲୱେ ସମ୍ରାଟ 👑ଭୁବନେଶ୍ୱର ରାଜଧାନୀ~   597 blog posts   16 correct pred (55% accurate)
Re# 1777890-22            Tags   Past Edits
But we ppl of Balasore could never see TKD WAP-7 of Utkal exp as both up and down trains arrive here late at night... isliye hum Rajdhani k WAP-7 se kaam chala lete hain... so till now only 2 trains of Odisha r getting WAP-7 from start to end... Duronto ko kabhi kabhi as an offlink mil jati hai WAP-7 but very rarely..Purushottam should get it upto Puri instead upto KGP..

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Aug 08 2016 (13:21)
Afraaz suhail 🚂🚄🚅~   3651 blog posts   568 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 1777890-23            Tags   Past Edits
I don't think their is much need

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Aug 09 2016 (13:05)
12952 नई दिल्ली मुंबई राजधानी ➡द किंग   5114 blog posts   274 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1777890-24            Tags   Past Edits
BE and MB koi chhote cities to h nhi jo aap kah raje ho ki jarurat nhi . Ab train nhi h to LKO ,CNB ya NDLS se train board karni padti h BE MB walo
Ko .
Ab aise me kaise pata chalega ki BE mMB se kitne passanger baithte h.

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Aug 09 2016 (22:58)
Afraaz suhail 🚂🚄🚅~   3651 blog posts   568 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 1777890-25            Tags   Past Edits
I am telling about people boarding from these cities. Not much people from those side reside in Odisha not much people from Odisha reside on that region

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Aug 09 2016 (22:59)
Afraaz suhail 🚂🚄🚅~   3651 blog posts   568 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 1777890-26            Tags   Past Edits
I agree MB and BE are big cities but demand won't be much to Odisha than any other place

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Aug 09 2016 (23:03)
Afraaz suhail 🚂🚄🚅~   3651 blog posts   568 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 1777890-27            Tags   Past Edits
A dedicated train to Puri - MB won't be a hit but yes a train goin via these place to another place will be hit

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Aug 11 2016 (07:05)
12952 नई दिल्ली मुंबई राजधानी ➡द किंग   5114 blog posts   274 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1777890-28            Tags   Past Edits
But Puri and BBS is religious destination. So many people go there

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Aug 27 2016 (19:52)
amaljha411   231 blog posts
Re# 1777890-29            Tags   Past Edits
Purushottam ko via SLN lko mb divert kar dena chahiye

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Aug 27 2016 (22:03)
12952 नई दिल्ली मुंबई राजधानी ➡द किंग   5114 blog posts   274 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1777890-30            Tags   Past Edits
Sahi kaha.
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Apr 26 2016 (16:42)   18508/Hirakud (Hirakund) Express

Aaron   19 blog posts
Entry# 1821303            Tags   Past Edits
This train is regularly late at VSKP, sometimes even by 3 or 4 hours. Even if it arrives on time, it is usually held up just outside the station for half an hour or 45 min for no apparent reason. The official arrival timings are significantly earlier than the actual platform arrival timings. For. e.g., on 19th May, 2016, it shows arrival as 00:05. Actually it came at 00:20 after waiting 2 km outside the station from 23:30.
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