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Distance restriction: 2nd/Sleeper class tickets for distances less than 400 kms; but relaxed for Puri Kharagpur puri section
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Mar 24 2016 (15:46)   12802/Purushottam SF Express (PT) | BBS/Bhubaneswar (6 PFs)

LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6658 blog posts   8465 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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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)
KODAIKANAL Princess of Hills*^~   30855 blog posts   3130 correct pred (69% 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)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6658 blog posts   8465 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)
KODAIKANAL Princess of Hills*^~   30855 blog posts   3130 correct pred (69% 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)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6658 blog posts   8465 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~   2175 blog posts   240 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~   2175 blog posts   240 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)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6658 blog posts   8465 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 GKP Trip 28 June BSK~   6753 blog posts   343 correct pred (77% 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)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6658 blog posts   8465 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 🚂🚄🚅~   4255 blog posts   573 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)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6658 blog posts   8465 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 GKP Trip 28 June BSK~   6753 blog posts   343 correct pred (77% 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)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6658 blog posts   8465 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 GKP Trip 28 June BSK~   6753 blog posts   343 correct pred (77% 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)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6658 blog posts   8465 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 GKP Trip 28 June BSK~   6753 blog posts   343 correct pred (77% 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)
Guest: 4957ff64   show all posts
Re# 1777890-17            Tags   Past Edits
very useful thanks for sharing :)

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May 01 2016 (14:48)
SER Boss Coromandel Exp   472 blog posts   514 correct pred (68% 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)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6658 blog posts   8465 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   472 blog posts   514 correct pred (68% 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)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6658 blog posts   8465 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)
Debashis~   701 blog posts   61 correct pred (67% 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 🚂🚄🚅~   4255 blog posts   573 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 GKP Trip 28 June BSK~   6753 blog posts   343 correct pred (77% 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 🚂🚄🚅~   4255 blog posts   573 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 🚂🚄🚅~   4255 blog posts   573 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 🚂🚄🚅~   4255 blog posts   573 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 GKP Trip 28 June BSK~   6753 blog posts   343 correct pred (77% 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   249 blog posts
Re# 1777890-29            Tags   Past Edits
1 compliments
Bakwas
Purushottam ko via SLN lko mb divert kar dena chahiye

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Aug 27 2016 (22:03)
12952 GKP Trip 28 June BSK~   6753 blog posts   343 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 1777890-30            Tags   Past Edits
Sahi kaha.

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Mar 15 2017 (17:13)
Bhanu Prakash Choudhary   36 blog posts   15 correct pred (56% accurate)
Re# 1777890-31            Tags   Past Edits
Does SL have charging points?

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Mar 15 2017 (18:37)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6658 blog posts   8465 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1777890-32            Tags   Past Edits
Which train ???
If asking about Purushottam express, then yes this train have charging sockets in every SL coach near every seat. Its LHB coaches.

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Mar 16 2017 (09:40)
Bhanu Prakash Choudhary   36 blog posts   15 correct pred (56% accurate)
Re# 1777890-33            Tags   Past Edits
18477/8

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Mar 16 2017 (19:03)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6658 blog posts   8465 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1777890-34            Tags   Past Edits
All The SL coaches doesn't have charging socket near each seat.
As it has total 5 set of rakes, out of which some coaches have sockets near seat and the older ones have sockets near the main door.

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May 05 2017 (14:20)
Saurabh®~   2433 blog posts   36 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1777890-35            Tags   Past Edits
ECo r should tighten in the TT of hirakud in Odisha, sambalpur jn loco reversal should be avoided

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May 10 2017 (11:30)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6658 blog posts   8465 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1777890-36            Tags   Past Edits
Yes...About 20-30 minutes speed up is possible for VSKP-ASR Hirakund express between CTC-JSG.
And instead of Sambalpur bypass, i would say EcoR should electrify the SBP-JSG stretch and then Loco change over can be doe at SBP itself with reversal also just like its happening at present at JSG. And due to which, it can bypass JSG station.
It will be more easier for the ECoR train to bypass SER satellite station instead of bypassing a ECoR Division Junction.

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May 10 2017 (12:06)
Saurabh®~   2433 blog posts   36 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1777890-37            Tags   Past Edits
for an ecor train to bypass ser junction administrative permission of ser zone is required. but it is administratively easier for ecor to bypass their own junction.

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May 10 2017 (12:20)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6658 blog posts   8465 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1777890-38            Tags   Past Edits
SBP is divisional HQ. And bypassing a Divisional HQ by the home zone well demanded train is nearly impossible.
Labor unions and People of Sambalpur won't accept this kind of bypass.
JSG is very small as compared to SBP and bypassing it wont serve much of loss to Railways in comparison to Sambalpur.

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May 10 2017 (13:49)
Saurabh®~   2433 blog posts   36 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1777890-39            Tags   Past Edits
The train will still serve the city albeit it will stop at sambalpur city halt.there are many examples in the past that it has been done. The sole garib rath train in secr bypasses zonal hq bilaspur and goes through usalapur to avoid lr.abkp durg exp was also diverted earlier. Well am not personally advocating any thing, just citing examples from.past. and it all depends upon ecor that how fast it completes electrification process.
Bypassed or not this still a very good train averaging 54 km speed despite so many halts. (except the avg cleanliness) and personally prefer it while going to delhi from bsp

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May 10 2017 (19:24)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6658 blog posts   8465 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1777890-40            Tags   Past Edits
This aggressive schedule specially between SBP-BSP makes it sometimes delayed while arriving BSP (45min to 1hr delay).
If JSG bypassing is done, then i think some slack can be provided.
ECoR won't bypass this train from SBP.
As already can be seen , to cover more of its zonal territory, ECoR extended it to VSKP in all covering ALL divisional HQ of
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ECoR i.e KUR , WAT , SBP, thus making it a time wastage for VSKP area people.

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May 10 2017 (19:41)
Saurabh®~   2433 blog posts   36 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1777890-41            Tags   Past Edits
Around 20 minutes runtime can be reduced if its made to skip nzmkyuki ndls par already 20 min ka stoppage hai Also Can this be given eloco at talcher upto vskp like durg puri exp

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May 11 2017 (20:58)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6658 blog posts   8465 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1777890-42            Tags   Past Edits
Totally agree to the point.
ECoR is giving ELoco for mere Puri to Talcher journey for Puri Durg Express, but this train is running with Diesel Loco all the way from VSKP to Talcher Fully electrified stretch.
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Apr 25 2016 (02:15)   12815/Nandan Kanan Express (PT) | BLS/Balasore (4 PFs)

LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6658 blog posts   8465 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 1818851            Tags   Past Edits
#BookingTip
People who wish to take this train from Balasore/Kharagpur to Delhi (Never opt this train,still if having NO other option) , and getting Regret status , then book Bhadrak to New Delhi and Change your Boarding Point to Balasore/Kharagpur (Whichever is your boarding station).
Balasore is Charting station for this train and BLS & KGP are under RLWL , whereas BHC is under GNWL , thus having more chance to get confirm seats.

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Jan 03 2017 (23:05)
farhanzone   2 blog posts
Re# 1818851-1            Tags   Past Edits
I have booked this train ticket (PRS) from Kharagpur to New Delhi for 21st Jan 2017, & yes it is under RNWL 28 at present, how can I change it from Bhadrak?

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Jan 04 2017 (21:30)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6658 blog posts   8465 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1818851-2            Tags   Past Edits
You can not.
You have booked a Ticket From KGP to NDLS, then you cannot change its boarding from a previous station.
Only option is Cancel this ticket and Re-book for Bhadrak to New Delhi by paying extra money and change the boarding station to Kharagpur.
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Dec 12 2016 (15:14)   12816/Nandan Kanan Express

kalingaUtkal   224 blog posts
Entry# 2088663            Tags   Past Edits
Running with HWH P7 on 10 Dec from NDLS, Later it got dead before MGS.
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Apr 29 2014 (02:45)   12815/Nandan Kanan Express (PT)

Saispwarup Kar   25 blog posts   1 correct pred (33% accurate)
Entry# 1075663            Tags   Past Edits
I this this the train should awarded for its punctuality. It runs late everyday in every month whether it will be summer or winter or rain

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Apr 29 2014 (19:14)
VIVEK SHENOY   556 blog posts   270 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1075663-1            Tags   Past Edits
Very true :-)

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Mar 31 2015 (22:44)
Adiprem   463 blog posts   2 correct pred (33% accurate)
Re# 1075663-2            Tags   Past Edits
Regularly Irregular ...

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Jun 23 2015 (11:30)
soham.bhattacharyya007   8 blog posts
Re# 1075663-3            Tags   Past Edits
actually this is the case for all trains in the bhubaneswar-delhi rute except rajdhanis.
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May 01 2014 (06:23)   12816/Nandan Kanan Express

Saispwarup Kar   25 blog posts   1 correct pred (33% accurate)
Entry# 1078910            Tags   Past Edits
This train reach always 3-4hours late at destination
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