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Blog Entry# 2518426
Posted: Oct 11 2017 (12:42)

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Last Response: Nov 29 2017 (01:35)
Train Tip
Oct 11 2017 (12:42)   12293/Mumbai LTT - Allahabad AC Duronto Express

Darth Vader~   1415 blog posts   7 correct pred (33% accurate)
Entry# 2518426            Tags   Past Edits
DOJ: 09 October 2017, Coach: B1
General Tip
Bedding is not as clean as other trains.
Charging points are available for Side Lower berths (at least in my coach)
Evening Snacks is terrible and tasteless,
Dinner and Breakfast are quite all right (forgot to take their pictures though), catering handled by Deepak & Company, it was previously handled by Meals on Wheels
Toilets are not that clean and are really smelly, especially the Indian Style ones, no jet for most of them, if jet is provided then it's not working (for most).
PUNCTUALITY is nice, if delayed then maintains delay. Reaches Itarsi (technical halt, no booking allowed) 30 minutes before but is regulated at outer.
Seat availability is a major advantage and staff is quite friendly. Timings is also really appropriate.

Nov 28 2017 (23:27)
vfirke~   916 blog posts   14 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2518426-1            Tags   Past Edits
Meals On Wheels provides good quality and tasty food, why was it replaced by another caterer that too on a premium train like Duronto.?

Nov 29 2017 (01:35)
Darth Vader~   1415 blog posts   7 correct pred (33% accurate)
Re# 2518426-2            Tags   Past Edits
I have tasted Meals on Wheels some time back when this train was in ICF Form, please try to believe me when I say it (from experiencing it 5 times in a row), it was more of a "Crap On Wheels". At least the current caterer's Dinner and Lunch are somewhat better (at least the last time I travelled) but evening snacks is still crap, MoW was not good at all in Quantity, Quality or Catering Staff behaviour wise too, these caterer's provide extra stuff too if demanded (which is demanded BTW) and are very customer friendly.
I'm gonna travel in this train on 25th December, I'll try to share more information.

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