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Blog Entry# 3114976
Posted: Feb 17 2018 (13:43)

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Last Response: Feb 17 2018 (19:48)
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Feb 17 2018 (13:43)   12025/Pune - Secunderabad Shatabdi Express

Darth Vader~   1415 blog posts   7 correct pred (33% accurate)
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Journey Date:- February 10, 2018
First off, train starts dot on time from PF# 5; which has incredibly poor lighting, so be careful on that Platform people may hit you.
Coach Position is normally +/- 1 of whatever is shown on Coach Position Displays.
Food: Breakfast is Just HORRIBLE, especially the Poha which has a lot of stones; so don't eat it if you
have soft teeth. Catering guys doesn't ask for your option in Breakfast so please contact him beforehand.
Soup is basically Rasam with lot of coriander leaves.
But Lunch is REALLY NICE, especially the daal and Paneer Dish; Lunch is loaded from Solapur and served quite later but it's quite filling for a normal person
Nothing is served between 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM so do have some snacks packed if you feel hungry.
Cleanliness: Okayish, toilets are normally drenched in water, soap dispensers have foam instead of soaps, no toilet paper coach is cleaned only two times, no cleaning of windows at intermediate stations.
Seats don't have headrest covers as promised in Swarn Project even overhead reading lamps don't work for some seats.
Room Freshners don't work.
Train can be late at intermediate stations but it's always on/before time at Secunderabad.
Stoppage time is also less for intermediate stations so if you have large luggage be ready to get in fast as people are way too slow in these things.
Above mentioned are strictly my opinions and subject to opinions; any opinion is totally welcome here please comment your opinions. Hope it helps 🙂

Feb 17 2018 (13:49)
Obi Wan has taught you well~   3768 blog posts   1666 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Pf 5 had good lighting when i traveled.
also, don't they serve cutlets in breakfast???

Feb 17 2018 (13:52)
Darth Vader~   1415 blog posts   7 correct pred (33% accurate)
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Lightning especially near C1, C2 and C3 is really poor atleast during my day of travel.
Also cutlet was not there on that day, even I was surprised. Only Poha was there and the catering guy didn't even ask for options.

Feb 17 2018 (14:45)
Obi Wan has taught you well~   3768 blog posts   1666 correct pred (74% accurate)
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catering guy doesn't, i have traveled once, my dad has traveled twice and so has my sis, not to mention countless trips by RF friends.
all of them say the same, catering guy doesn't ask :P
and he has exactly zero extras, so not possible to change what you selected during booking
my coach was C8, and had sufficient lighting at station from where
I boarded, it does seem their maintenance has gone for toss.

Feb 17 2018 (15:33)
Darth Vader~   1415 blog posts   7 correct pred (33% accurate)
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I don't think there was maintainence in the first place 😂😂, atleast during the times when I use Pune Junction for traveling.
All the Platforms of Pune except Platform #1 and Platform #2/3 (to some extent only) are absolutely pathetic. For such a big city they're an absolute shame. No proper lighting, tiling, cleanliness etc. just pathetic.
For the last three years I'm living in Pune and whenever I see PF# 4,5 and 6 i feel ashamed.

Feb 17 2018 (19:48)
I WANT UJJAIN TO BE MADE AS TERMINAL~   630 blog posts   157 correct pred (57% accurate)
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Pune PF# 4,5 and 6 are pathetic....

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