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12431/Thiruvananthapuram Central - Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express
തിരുവനന്തപുരം സെൻട്രൽ- ഹസ്രത്ത് നിസാമുദ്ദീൻ രാജധാനി എക്സ്പ്രസ്സ്‌     तिरुवनंतपुरम सेंट्रल-हजरत निजामुद्दीन राजधानी एक्सप्रेस

TVC/Thiruvananthapuram Central (Trivandrum) --> NZM/Hazrat Nizamuddin

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Rail Fanning
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Dec 07 2013 (00:21)   12432/Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin - Thiruvananthapuram Central Rajdhani Express

akshayhariharan   525 blog posts   2791 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 927477            Tags   Past Edits
Pls carry ur camera on this route to capture the picturesque Konkan Railway right from Panvel to Mangalore which the train covers in broad daylight

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Dec 07 2013 (20:55)
Trump for President   6506 blog posts   1641 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 927477-1            Tags   Past Edits
Cheaper version is Marusagar which has SL and general too. Rajdhani is not good for rail fanning as doors are closed and the windows are tinted. Usually they don't allow you to open the doors as pantry guys are busy stacking food near them. Marusagar any day.

Dec 07 2013 (21:18)
Kishor*^~   4478 blog posts   123 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 927477-2            Tags   Past Edits
and both are having Panvel as reaching point in moring 05.05 ...
but not meeting as both run on different days ...

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Aug 04 2016 (19:29)
pramodbhandari52   450 blog posts
Re# 927477-3            Tags   Past Edits
Should be Commercial halt at RATLAM jn.the Divisional Headquarter of western Railway along WI th Goa Rajdhani exp.& Kerla- Goa Sampark Kranti express.
Ydi ye halt hote hai to Madhya Pradesh me in trains ka ekmaatra Commercial halt hoga.
tHANkS

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Dec 18 2016 (12:46)
।। बिलासपुर फ़िरोज़पुर अन्त्योदय एक्सप्रेस ।।~   1269 blog posts   36 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 927477-4            Tags   Past Edits
For railfanning in konkan railway kerala sampark kranti express is best in the route. Has sleeper coaches, less stoppages , good punctuality and also less disturbance from unreserved passenger like the UP bihar routes.
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Apr 24 2016 (01:21)   12431/Thiruvananthapuram Central - Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express

Guest: 71f66a0a   show all posts
Entry# 1817351            Tags   Past Edits
Now the side lower berth also has a charging point. All thanks to the new 2015 made LHB coaches.
A big relief to Rajdhani passengers. As in old LHB coaches, there was no charging point on Side lower berths due to large window.
Here 're some pics of Charging point on Side lower berth of 2A coach. And same is the scenario of 3A coaches.

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Apr 25 2016 (01:23)
Mumbai Jhansi Khajurao Trip with my first VLOG^~   27374 blog posts   22218 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1817351-1            Tags   Past Edits
very useful thanks for sharing :)

Jun 22 2016 (19:49)
शताब्दी एक्सप्रेस देश की शान~   367 blog posts   858 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1817351-2            Tags   Past Edits
RSA with mao Rajdhani. MAO raj using new LHB coaches thus have charging point.

Jun 30 2016 (10:52)
Guest: 71f66a0a   show all posts
Re# 1817351-3            Tags   Past Edits
yes ofcourse. Here is a pic of Mao Rajdhani itself.
Coach B4 of Mao raj. 2015 made...
But in my personal opinion, TVC Raj is far better than Mao raj, in terms of cleanliness and services.
Many Coaches of Mao Raj are 2015 marked, but are very dirty.

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Jul 02 2016 (07:32)
शताब्दी एक्सप्रेस देश की शान~   367 blog posts   858 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1817351-4            Tags   Past Edits
:( traveling in MAO raj on 23July . Fingers crossed for cleanliness that day.

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Jul 03 2016 (09:22)
Guest: 71f66a0a   show all posts
Re# 1817351-5            Tags   Past Edits
All the best.
I boarded it frm Vasai road to delhi NZM. and that day, it's loco failed after ratnagiri, so arrived vasai road ~5hrs delayed. So, that may be a factor.
But many of the window glasses were broken too. and as i said dirty toilets and doorways.
Let's see how will be your experience.

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Jul 03 2016 (10:14)
शताब्दी एक्सप्रेस देश की शान~   367 blog posts   858 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1817351-6            Tags   Past Edits
I read somewhere that MAO raj was alloted fresh LHB rake and TVC raj rake was old and thus After RSA, MAO raj got bad name due to old coaches of TVC.

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Jul 03 2016 (12:40)
Guest: 71f66a0a   show all posts
Re# 1817351-7            Tags   Past Edits
can be so... As far as i have observed for all NR's newly LHBfied trains, Pune duranto, Mao Raj, BSP Raj are now running with mixed coaches and most of them not so good.
While TVC Raj, MAS Raj with mostly new n good coaches. Only 2-3 coaches are old.
And Lucknow AC Express*(former lucknow rajdhani) , got the new shinny LHB Rake and it continues to run with clean and new LHB coaches unlike other newly LHBfied trains of NR.
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NR's trains are DBRT Raj, RNC Raj, Jammu Raj, SC Raj.
When I travelled in TVC raj, my coache A5 was 2010 made, very dirty and not so maintained coach, pests were there too. But other coaches were fine.
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Jan 24 2014 (01:21)   12432/Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin - Thiruvananthapuram Central Rajdhani Express

akshayhariharan   525 blog posts   2791 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 973217            Tags   Past Edits
No Lunch is served to passengers deboarding at madgaon and dinner to passengers deboarding at calicut on 12432. Personal Exp.

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Feb 15 2014 (11:28)
Kishor*^~   4478 blog posts   123 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 973217-1            Tags   Past Edits
Though comment is useful, elaboration regarding 'alighting passenger' or deboarding passengers at specific station is welcome.

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Mar 26 2014 (01:54)
akshayhariharan   525 blog posts   2791 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 973217-2            Tags   Past Edits
Sir i meant passenger's deboarding at the following station's.

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Mar 26 2014 (13:07)
Amjad Ali Khan*^~   6370 blog posts   103235 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 973217-3            Tags   Past Edits
Plz edit your Intial post about De-Boarding Passengers.

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Jun 22 2016 (19:56)
शताब्दी एक्सप्रेस देश की शान~   367 blog posts   858 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 973217-4            Tags   Past Edits
In monsoon time table lunch charges are included in fare between NZM-MAO. So I think in monsoon days they'll provide
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May 05 2016 (17:38)   12431/Thiruvananthapuram Central - Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express

rajanparanjape   1 blog posts
Entry# 1833643            Tags   Past Edits
Traveled on 25-03-2016 from Ratnagiri to Vasai Road. Boarded Ratnagiri at 2.00 pm. My coach was B-5. But afternoon lunch was not given to me. Simply in the evening some snacks were given but that was also have in small quantity. Not worth for food. For speed it is ok.

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May 06 2016 (00:08)
te amo dolly^~   6443 blog posts   5841 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1833643-1            Tags   Past Edits
Lunch is not included in Fare for Ratnagiri onwards bound passengers.
Passengers boarded till Sawantwadi road are entitled for lunch and also included in fare.
Ratnagiri to Vasai , Your ticket fare was only entitled for Evening snacks and rasam.
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Apr 24 2016 (01:34)   12431/Thiruvananthapuram Central - Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express

Guest: 71f66a0a   show all posts
Entry# 1817360            Tags   Past Edits
Always order Jain Food in 2A/3A.
Dinner(Jain) of Day-2, served after Vasai Road: Matar Paneer, Mix-Daal, Rice, Parathas(hot n soft), Rasgullas, Curd, Pickles.
Jain menu may be different from simply veg., like there was Rotis(not hot) in simply veg menu and gulab jamun.

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Apr 25 2016 (01:24)
Mumbai Jhansi Khajurao Trip with my first VLOG^~   27374 blog posts   22218 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1817360-1            Tags   Past Edits
very useful thanks for sharing :)

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Apr 25 2016 (07:50)
Guest: 71f66a0a   show all posts
Re# 1817360-2            Tags   Past Edits
I first came to know about this while travelling on BCT Duranto.
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Apr 24 2016 (01:14)   12431/Thiruvananthapuram Central - Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express

Guest: 71f66a0a   show all posts
Entry# 1817344            Tags   Past Edits
If you are a vegan then order Jain Food as it is prepared in the panty car itself, and it is served hot and fresh.
Here is a pic of first Day dinner after departing TVC

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Apr 25 2016 (01:23)
Mumbai Jhansi Khajurao Trip with my first VLOG^~   27374 blog posts   22218 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1817344-1            Tags   Past Edits
very useful thanks for sharing :)
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Apr 24 2016 (01:28)   12431/Thiruvananthapuram Central - Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express

Guest: 71f66a0a   show all posts
Entry# 1817355            Tags   Past Edits
Yummy breakfast(Veg menu) of Day-2 and Day-3 Pics.
Day-2, breakfast is served after Udupi: Cutlets, fries, bread-butter-jam, tea/coffee, apart from morning tea.
Day-3, breakfast s served after Kota: Upma and some sweet dish, bread-butter-jam, Tea/Coffee. Another veg option is Parathas.
PS: You can always ask for extra food items: extra bread or butter or extra upma/sheera. They will happily serve you more, after all
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they will come to u for tip at the end.

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Apr 25 2016 (01:23)
Mumbai Jhansi Khajurao Trip with my first VLOG^~   27374 blog posts   22218 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1817355-1            Tags   Past Edits
very useful thanks for sharing :)
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Toilet/Water/Cleanliness
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Nov 12 2013 (20:25)   12431/Thiruvananthapuram Central - Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express

12625 Kerala Express~   4000 blog posts   1216 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 904597            Tags   Past Edits
I have traveled in 12431 many times and all times this train is so so dirty. One or two times i have mentioned this in the complaint book as well but still i have not found any remarkable change. I request IR to kindly give importance to this Raj as well.
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Sep 25 2014 (18:21)   12431/Thiruvananthapuram Central - Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express

TT of Goa Tejas is Disastrous*^~   12916 blog posts   15192 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 1224119            Tags   Past Edits
Food quality is Good in this Rajdhani, improved drastically over a period of one year.
Travelled from Ernakulam to Panvel yesterday.
After boarding at Ernakulam I was given a water bottle.
At Udupi in morning was given bed coffee.
After
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that Breakfast was served which included bread with butter, some rolls,Fruit Juice and tea.
Then at Sawantwadi Rd., tomato soup was served with Butter Sticks and Butter..
Lunch was served before Ratnagiri which included Dal, Rice, Vegetable, 2 Chappatis, Curd and Two Yummy Gulab Jamuns.
After that in evening was served Tea along with Samosa and Peanut, Bread and Butter, also a sweet was given.
In the evening before reaching Panvel was served Rasam.
Dinner was to be served after Panvel, but I deboarded at Panvel.
But enjoyed the Food of This Train..
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Rail Fanning
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Mar 16 2014 (08:56)   12432/Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin - Thiruvananthapuram Central Rajdhani Express

kaustudas26   12 blog posts   1319 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 1026254            Tags   Past Edits
I think this is the best train for railfanning as it coveted most of the konkan part in daylight and there is not much interference by pantry guys.

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Mar 26 2014 (13:26)
Karthi Keyan   181 blog posts   1126 correct pred (58% accurate)
Re# 1026254-1            Tags   Past Edits
12432 mao to srr not booking
And mao to tvc bookking availaple
So what you are not booking

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Apr 10 2014 (00:52)
akshayhariharan   525 blog posts   2791 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 1026254-2            Tags   Past Edits
Distance restriction and roadside station issues!!

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Apr 10 2014 (13:51)
Thums Up   77 blog posts   58 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 1026254-3            Tags   Past Edits
Not much interference by pantry guys, what you want to justify ?

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Apr 13 2014 (22:46)
luckyverma1120   106 blog posts
Re# 1026254-4            Tags   Past Edits
in this train why we can't get the reservation between vadodara to mangalore or kota to mangalore

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Apr 14 2014 (00:14)
akshayhariharan   525 blog posts   2791 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 1026254-5            Tags   Past Edits
Distance restriction and roadside station issues!!

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Apr 14 2014 (16:49)
luckyverma1120   106 blog posts
Re# 1026254-6            Tags   Past Edits
what is the meaning of this roadside station issues? & the distance restriction is way behind the point in this condition the distance between kota to mangalore is 2066 & vadodara to mangalore is 1538 & if the distance restriction is there then why we are getting the reservation between mangalore to trivandrum it is only 625 kms.

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Aug 06 2014 (13:24)
Guest: 74c3fb02   show all posts
Re# 1026254-7            Tags   Past Edits
When u come to door for rfing, often the pantry guys ask you to close the door. At the time of distributing food, it is okay but at other times, it causes interference.

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Sep 02 2014 (21:41)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2304 blog posts   132 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1026254-8            Tags   Past Edits
That's the reason, I always travel in Sleeper class when rail fanning...

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Sep 29 2015 (16:21)
Abdullah Hussaini   1 blog posts
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