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12617/Mangala Lakshadweep SF Express
മംഗള ലക്ഷദ്വീപ് എക്സ്പ്രസ്സ്‌     मंगला लक्षद्वीप एक्सप्रेस

ERS/Ernakulam Junction (South) --> NZM/Hazrat Nizamuddin

Inaugural Run
Sat Aug 01, 1998
Pantry/Catering
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Experimental halt for six months from 28.05.16 at Kumta (KT) for 2 minutes.
Mon Nov 21, 2016 (09:24PM)
Updated: Yesterday (15:53) by Shankar Mehani
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RSA - Rake Sharing
No RSA. Six Rakes.
Rating: 3.1/5 (208 votes)
cleanliness - average (36)
punctuality - good (36)
food - average (34)
ticket avbl - average (35)
u/r coach - average (14)
railfanning - excellent (34)
safety - average (33)
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Ticket Booking/WL
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Feb 07 2014 (14:20)   12617/Mangala Lakshadweep SF Express

Hussain*^~   19750 blog posts   368684 correct pred (82% accurate)
Entry# 987441            Tags   Past Edits
Getting a confirmed ticket in this train from various Remote Locations is almost impossible since the Remote Location Quota gets exhausted on the opening day of bookings itself. Also confirmation of RLWL tickets is very difficult. Meanwhile the berths from General Quota take long time to fill up. So if you are looking for confirmed berths or atleast RAC always book from Payangadi/PAZ as it offers General Quota.
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Train Tip
Rail Fanning
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Sep 25 2015 (01:47)   12618/Mangala Lakshadweep SF Express (PT)

Sabby   15 blog posts
Entry# 1599191            Tags   Past Edits
Please do not travel in this train. Not at all clean, safe especially for women passengers and also kids they'll definitely fall ill. A.C is like ewww right from ernakulam!!! A.C is good in trains like kerala sampark kranti, rajdhani than this one. This train back then used to be so clean when we used to board from Nasik. For mumbaikars netravati is so much better than mangala(in all terms) or kerala sampark kranti even much better.

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Sep 25 2015 (12:54)
Savaari Gaadi~   905 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1599191-1            Tags   Past Edits
What about 3A & 2A of this train?

Sep 25 2015 (15:08)
Sabby   15 blog posts
Re# 1599191-2            Tags   Past Edits
Both times we travelled in 2nd AC it was too bad. Please go for kerala sampark kranti or rajdhani.
08
Train Tip
Food/Catering
0 Followers
6107 views
Jul 12 2015 (18:49)   12617/Mangala Lakshadweep SF Express

Shivam~   3831 blog posts   1137 correct pred (87% accurate)
Entry# 1538778            Tags   Past Edits
Catering is Provided by Meals on Wheels, taste is good. Did have only snacks on-board so no info on lunch/dinner quantity. Items available are:
Samosa/Dal wada(Per piece 10/-)
Chicken curry with Paranthas 100/-
Egg curry with Paranthas 90/-
Special
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Veg(no info on contents) with Paranthas 80/-
Chicken Biryani 100/-
Egg Biryani 70/-
Veg Biryani/Pulav 60/-
08
Train Tip
Phone Charging/Outlets
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Jul 12 2015 (18:53)   12617/Mangala Lakshadweep SF Express

Shivam~   3831 blog posts   1137 correct pred (87% accurate)
Entry# 1538781            Tags   Past Edits
POhed but Old coaches, very less coaches with Charging points on bays, some with on ends, some coaches don't have it.
Carrying a power bank/spare battery is recommended for long distance travel.
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Food/Catering
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5112 views
Jun 11 2016 (08:07)   12618/Mangala Lakshadweep SF Express (PT)

Jaι внaraт Jananιya тanυjaтнe*^~   5782 blog posts   636 correct pred (70% accurate)
Entry# 1889391            Tags   Past Edits
If want to taste Pazham Pori , a snack of Kerala made up of Banana as given in pic, but unable to plan journey to kerala.
Board this train n enjoy this snack at your berth or station itself....
112
Train Tip
Food/Catering
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6293 views
Apr 13 2016 (23:30)   12618/Mangala Lakshadweep SF Express (PT)

TheRiderBeest   1079 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1802192            Tags   Past Edits
One of the worst pantry service. Absolutely disgusting in terms of cleanliness and hygiene and even taste. Chicken biriyani tastes like it was prepared in stone age and preserved. Earlier contractor was awesome. Now, the pantry is handled by Meals on Wheels.
Buy your lunch from Agra, Dinner from Bhopal on day 1. Lunch from Ratnagiri/Chiplun and Dinner from Madgaon on day 2.

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Apr 14 2016 (12:20)
DJ™^~   15454 blog posts   185377 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 1802192-1            Tags   Past Edits
Meals on Wheels is Cheater on Wheels ..

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Apr 14 2016 (20:34)
siddharthanand82^~   9217 blog posts   424 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1802192-2            Tags   Past Edits
Jin trains me Meals on Wheels catering karte hain unke khane ka yahi haal hai

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Jul 12 2016 (14:33)
sudarshankini~   16 blog posts
Re# 1802192-3            Tags   Past Edits
YES I DO AGREE
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Train Tip
General
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12983 views
Mar 05 2015 (21:20)   12217/Kerala Sampark Kranti Express

Ivar~   19 blog posts
Entry# 1387611            Tags   Past Edits
Travelled to Udupi from Nizamuddin by Mangla Exp. Not a good experience. 26 stations on almost 40 hrs journey. Cleanliness in train was pretty bad. None cleaned it throughout the journey. Foood by Meals on Wheels was not good. Arrival time was odd. One on the night. Return journey by Sampark Kranti was very good. Only 7 stations between Mangalore and New Delhi. Cleaned several times during journey. Was perhaps outsourced. Food was tolerably good by IRCTC. Was punctual.

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Mar 07 2015 (07:45)
moderator*^~   5479 blog posts   20 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 1387611-1            Tags   Past Edits
Please provide your Rating and Review of this train in the corresponding train page, by clicking the "Rate" link. This section is only for "Travel Tips". Thanks.

Oct 17 2016 (14:30)
bindaaskhan   12 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1387611-5            Tags   Past Edits
1 compliments
Don't agree to this!!
It's not as bad as it's made to look on this page. Cleaning in 2A at JHS...and then happened at Chiplun as well., I guess it was attended at Bhusaval too during the night. Maybe it wasn't attended too well a year ago.

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Oct 17 2016 (15:02)
Pramodbhandari96~   375 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1387611-6            Tags   Past Edits
Is train ka Madhya Pradesh state me know halt kyo nahi hai,
Jabki ye train mp.me approx 300 km run Kartika hai
Jabki Raajdhani exp. Durango exp.ka Ratlam me halt diya gaya hai.

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Oct 17 2016 (15:48)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2460 blog posts   154 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1387611-7            Tags   Past Edits
Kyun ke yeh Sampark Kranti Express hain, so apne home state ke alawa doosre states mein kam halts hii honge.

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Oct 17 2016 (17:30)
Pramodbhandari96~   375 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1387611-8            Tags   Past Edits
Maharashtra, Gujarat, me to is ke panel stations per halt diya hai,
Kota Vadodara ......

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Oct 17 2016 (17:45)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2460 blog posts   154 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1387611-9            Tags   Past Edits
Those halts are given for crew change & fuel re-filling, consider them as technical halts.
Additional for Madhya Pradesh there's already an Madhya Pradesh Sampark Kranti running.

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Oct 17 2016 (17:47)
Pramodbhandari96~   375 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1387611-10            Tags   Past Edits
Kota & Vadodara are Commercial Halt.

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Oct 17 2016 (17:49)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2460 blog posts   154 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1387611-11            Tags   Past Edits
Those are Technical cum Commercial halts.
Some one please shed some light over the issue, that aren't over Kota & Vadodara there's crew change? as far as I know this is the place where crew changing happens.
Please confirm.

4620 views
Oct 17 2016 (17:51)
Pramodbhandari96~   375 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1387611-12            Tags   Past Edits
Kya Ratlam jn.se Nagpur,ki direct trains connectivity possible nahi hai ?
Jaipur-Nagpur exp.run via Long rout via Ajmer - Chittorgarh- Kota Nagda --Bhopal

4618 views
Oct 17 2016 (17:57)
Pramodbhandari96~   375 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1387611-13            Tags   Past Edits
Ratlam jn.pe Amritsar - Konchuvelli exp.Dehradun-Konchuvelli exp.trains ka Commercial halt nahi hai,
Kota, Vadodara, Surat & Maharashtra k some stations per inks Commercial halt hai,
Pure rout or sirf Madhya Pradesh ya Ratlam Division me inks halt nahi hai,
Kya ye trains bhi S.K.ki category ki hai ?

4528 views
Oct 17 2016 (21:26)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2460 blog posts   154 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1387611-14            Tags   Past Edits
Write in complaint portal regarding your grievances.

2382 views
Jan 05 2017 (10:09)
Savaari Gaadi~   905 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1387611-15            Tags   Past Edits
Btw it's not Konchuveli it's Kochuveli or you can say directly KCVL. Yes ap sahi keh rhe h in dono trains ki halt honi chahiye kyunki dono normal SF h. Unke UR coach bhi lagbhag khali chalti h to agar inko RTM me stop denge to waha k short distance passengers ko fayda milega.
019
Train Tip
Toilet/Water/Cleanliness
0 Followers
13486 views
Nov 12 2013 (21:23)   12617/Mangala Lakshadweep SF Express

12625 Kerala Express~   4373 blog posts   1217 correct pred (76% accurate)
Entry# 904648            Tags   Past Edits
I have traveled by this train many times. I have no issues with the timing and punctuality but the rakes are too dirty,bad and smelly. The food is also very waste. Last time when i had traveled by this train(12618), the vendors were caught for taking water from bathroom for making tea. This has happened again recently too in 12617. IR should really realize that passengers are paying money for their comfort and should at least pay a small attention towards such things. The rakes should be well maintained too.

9678 views
Nov 15 2013 (09:31)
Soumitra Chawathe*^~   30223 blog posts   98197 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 904648-1            Tags   Past Edits
Don't expect much from SR train

Nov 15 2013 (11:58)
12625 Kerala Express~   4373 blog posts   1217 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 904648-2            Tags   Past Edits
well do you think that's a good approach? why to expect less from SR train? all passengers traveling in SR trains pay the same amount like other passengers traveling in NR or ER trains.

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Nov 15 2013 (11:59)
12625 Kerala Express~   4373 blog posts   1217 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 904648-3            Tags   Past Edits
i must tell you the NR train like asr-kcvl and 12431 are not that clean and hygienic either.

9546 views
Nov 15 2013 (12:03)
® राहुल जैन ☺ झाडू वाले™🚅🚃🚃🚃🚃🚃*^~   10005 blog posts   14936 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 904648-4            Tags   Past Edits
i too agree such good train should have got lhb but due to lots of corruption we are delaying

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Nov 15 2013 (12:42)
12625 Kerala Express~   4373 blog posts   1217 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 904648-5            Tags   Past Edits
well getting LHB is a different thing but at least they can maintain coaches. I'm a frequent traveler in 12625,12431,12617. i have many bad experiences and have mentioned it in complaint book as well but no use.

10353 views
Nov 15 2013 (18:07)
® राहुल जैन ☺ झाडू वाले™🚅🚃🚃🚃🚃🚃*^~   10005 blog posts   14936 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 904648-6            Tags   Past Edits
very sad RIP victims of this accident. i too travel in this train many time from jhansi to kalyan.

7372 views
Feb 23 2015 (20:56)
Ivar~   19 blog posts
Re# 904648-7            Tags   Past Edits
Does someone amongst the authorities care to see these blogs and try to do something to improve railways??

7507 views
Feb 24 2015 (18:17)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2460 blog posts   154 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 904648-8            Tags   Past Edits
Not SR, but not to expect much from TVC division...

4131 views
Jul 12 2016 (14:35)
sudarshankini~   16 blog posts
Re# 904648-9            Tags   Past Edits
yes i agree with you but what to do

3945 views
Jul 13 2016 (15:28)
12625 Kerala Express~   4373 blog posts   1217 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 904648-10            Tags   Past Edits
This train is as filthy as anyone can imagine ever!!!!
013
Train Tip
Phone Charging/Outlets
0 Followers
12113 views
Feb 07 2014 (14:23)   12617/Mangala Lakshadweep SF Express

Hussain*^~   19750 blog posts   368684 correct pred (82% accurate)
Entry# 987445            Tags   Past Edits
Sleeper Coaches are pretty Old and charging outlets are available only near the doors. Some of them dont even work.

11848 views
Feb 07 2014 (23:43)
Tony Stark   9569 blog posts   102286 correct pred (88% accurate)
Re# 987445-1            Tags   Past Edits
No surprises there.:-P .
Some wcr coaches found its way in to one rake which are brand new with charging points and bio toilets
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Train Tip
Toilet/Water/Cleanliness
0 Followers
4223 views
May 16 2016 (20:42)   12617/Mangala Lakshadweep SF Express

Ashish Rajan   31 blog posts   32 correct pred (70% accurate)
Entry# 1850175            Tags   Past Edits
No cleaning staff recruit for this train on any station.
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