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Posted: May 01 2014 (08:11)

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May 01 2014 (08:11)   12009/Mumbai Central - Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express

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Returned to Kota from 3 day tour of Mumbai and Ahmedabad last night. Just to experience the ride of 1AC I took Swarna Jayanti Rajdhani and till Ahmedabad I took Shatabdi exp. Both the trains were at par with my expectations and offered me a wonderful ride. The only problem were jerks due to LHB coaches. The passengers used to feel 2 or 3 jerks every 30 mins and especially while the train used to depart from any stations. The railways should do something about it.
Food :
In shatabdi I opted for
Veg food. First at 7am tea was served with 2 mariegold biscuits. At 8 am breakfast was served which consisted of a bread and butter + cutlets+ boiled carrot and peas. At 1240 they served the lunch. It had 2 paranthas, paneer subzi, dal, rice, dahi, pickle. The quantity of lunch was not good. It was lower than the lunch served in normal SFs. The taste was average.
In Rajdhani I opted for non veg food. In the evening after the train departed from Ahmedabad, snacks was served (bread butter with cheese, tea, I sweet). At 1930hrs they served soup which I denied as don't like soup. The choice was of tomato soup or sweet corn soup. At 2000 hrs dinner was served and here the quantity was good. I bowl dal, 1 bowl chicken masala which consisted of 4 small pieces. 3 chapathis, mix vegetable, pickle and rice servings. In veg food chicken was replaced by paneer masala. In the morning tea was served with same things that was served in shatabdi.
Shatabdi :
Food - 7/10
Punctuality - 10/10
Comfort- 7/10 (only due to jerks otherwise I would have given 10)
Catering staff - 10/10 (polite,helpful)
Cleanliness - 10/10
Rajdhani :
Food - 10/10
staff- 10/10
comfort- 7/10
punctuality -10/10
And now about the cities :
Personally I felt Mumbai much more better than Ahmedabad. The people of both the places are good. Experienced Mumbai to the fullest. Standing at the door of local train(CST to Kalyan and back), BEST buses, Crazy taxi and rickshaw drivers, ate vada pav, etc,etc.
One thing I noticed in Mumbai that drivers don't change their lanes while stuck at the traffic, they remain in their lane and wait for signal to turn green whereas in Ahmedabad "zara si jagah dikhi nahi ki gaadi ghusa di wahan and traffic jam increases".

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