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
hamaari Utkal ki thodi taarif bhi kar dijiye sirji.
Punctuality is very good.
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.
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.
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.
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
bt is train ki pantry ka khana achha ni lga . #should_upgrade
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.
I hv traveled from PURI to NZM in Kaling utkal exp. Punctuality is good but it covers very long route
Agree..Longer route but Journey time is very long with Huge amount of halts.
No one prefers Utkal because of its route
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.
No of reservations are very less in this train . Mostly general ticket holders and daily passangers use this train.
I don't think so...See below Waiting status..
18478 KALINGAUTKALEXP H NIZAMUDDIN PURI
S.No. Date Class - SL
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
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.
Yes there should be train JAT-PURI via LDH-UMB-SRE-BE-SCC-GKP-CPR
very useful thanks for sharing :)
Hirakund is a good option actually...
Nandan Kanan and Neelachal are hardly punctual...
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.
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
Pinned down correctly.....Once a Halt is introduced, it nearly IMPOSSIBLE to remove that halt.
All Politics Game ....
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..
I don't think their is much need
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
Ab aise me kaise pata chalega ki BE mMB se kitne passanger baithte h.
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
I agree MB and BE are big cities but demand won't be much to Odisha than any other place
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
But Puri and BBS is religious destination. So many people go there
Purushottam ko via SLN lko mb divert kar dena chahiye
Avoid this train as much as you can. This trains runs around 4-5hrs late at least. Reaches bhubaneswar by 5pm(17:00) most of the time.
I m sorry afraaz. But I guess you haven't travelled by this speedster. This is one of the best trains for New Delhi to Tata after Rajdhani, stops hardly with just 3 halts. Has surpassed and more comfortable than purusottam and neelanchal express.
This is a speedster overtakes Kalka mail, Neelachal exp and Purusottam exp. Proud to travel by this superfast train. Just ignore other comments
Follow its running time it reaches boyh delhi and bhubaneswar with 4-5hrs late. You were quite lucky that when you travelled in it you reached your destination on right time
I am quite shocked first time someone is telling that this train reaches its destination at time
Overtakes purushottam, how sir
After Delay more than 12 hour or purshottam delayed more than 8 hour
The worst train in matter of punctuality. 3-4 hours delay is usual thing of this train no matter whatever the season is. Avoid it as much as you can
sabhi trains ka yahi haal hai MGS-ALD-CNB section mein
then which one to avoid and which one to accept except rajdhani's
Rake is bit old and rusty. No doubt its E.Co.R, so you have to be happy that atleast there are charging slots at each end of sleeper bogie.
Food by pantry is not that good,but as the train has very limited halts,so no options for outside food. But the main problem is that it never enters odisha i.e jaleswar before 11 a.m. It runs late by nearly minimum 2-3 hours towards down direction.
reason for delay is MGS-ALD strech. Dont blame EcOR for it
Sir i m blaming E.Co.R for poor rake maintenance...not for late running...and i m well aware of the reason and punctuality condition of this train. The CNB-ALD-MGS bermuda triangle.
I travelled last month and got B4 coach. OBHS only moped the floor several times and the toilets were clean and dry. Now the bad part, it seemed like the corners, windows, seats were never cleaned. Poor maintenance broken fittings, dirty berths, dirty unpacked bed rolls and empty train. the whole coach was foul smelling and dirt was visible on the AC vents.
Yes the maintenance is not upto the mark by BBS ECoR KUR Division. They don't properly clean it up at the yard. As it don't somedays also share RSA with Prashanti express, may be that's why don't properly cleaned up.
This train reaches New Delhi Mostly by 12am or 1am. Mostly runs late by 4-5 Hours
How is the catering of this train?
Average. Lunch is not so good
This train's bad luck is that it goes via mgs-ald-cnb route. So this alongwith nandankanan exp always gets late. ECoR should divert this sampark kranti via bsb-sln-lko-mb after the mb-gzb electrification with halts at bsb-lko-mb.
But this will add more 40kms to the train. Lucknow route is also quite busy
Bt 40km excess is nthng tht much important as via this route it will maintain its schedule...and even it has no halt from mgs to ndls..so no prblem regarding local people.
How is the un-authorized occupancy of this train?
This is a biweekly 'not so popular' kind of train. So unauthorized pax count is very less.