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Blog Entry# 3205955
Posted: Mar 15 2018 (15:33)

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Mar 15 2018 (15:33)   10103/Mandovi Express

K   1332 blog posts   8 correct pred (90% accurate)
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Once upon a time a star train known for its pantry, now in shambles.
Travelled from RN to MAO yesterday and the catering staff's behaviour was shocking. One of them was sleeping on a vacant berth in D2 with his tray full of samosas and a container of sauce sitting at the corner of the berth below his feet next to the aisle exposed to dirt, grime and other forms of adulteration from passing by passengers. He slept for a good 75 minutes or so while the tray kept getting contaminated. This left me stunned. The tea vendor made it a point to serve only half a cup of tea for Rs.10/- and this happened twice. Didn't question him since the
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tea was tasteless and I wasn't bothered anyway. The guy selling Dabeli was apparently addicted to spitting into the vestibule whenever he passed by, oblivious of the tray of dabelis that he held against his abdomen being exposed to what was being spat out of his mouth. This was absolutely disgusting!
Only saving grace was the Masala Dosa which I bought for Rs.25/-. That tasted okayish and was well covered with a piece of aluminium foil, thereby reducing the chances of contamination due to the vendors' lackluster attitude. Wanted to try out a lot of things from the menu but seeing all this made me back out.
Hope the caterers try and salvage their lost glory soon. Else this train is going to be like any other of its kind on the Indian Railways network.

  
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Mar 15 2018 (18:33)
Pallavan Express™At Mumbai Soon^~   4900 blog posts   6092 correct pred (72% accurate)
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What the hell?
Mandovi's pantry in this ugly state?Is the caterer changed?

  
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Mar 15 2018 (22:18)
K   1332 blog posts   8 correct pred (90% accurate)
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No. Same caterer.

  
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Apr 09 2018 (00:44)
Sumit808~   514 blog posts   2436 correct pred (76% accurate)
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This is really sad to hear. I always heard stories as to how the food served in this train is better than most elite trains. This train should be creating new milestones with respect to catering service but instead, it's slowly falling back to the same old system.

  
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Apr 09 2018 (09:30)
K   1332 blog posts   8 correct pred (90% accurate)
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The food is good, no doubt. But the vendors attitude is just horrendous. This pic was clicked before the crate was placed aside and the vendor went to sleep.

  
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Apr 09 2018 (21:47)
Sumit808~   514 blog posts   2436 correct pred (76% accurate)
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Absolutely filthy surroundings. Will Railway take responsibility if passenger consume this food and fall ill?

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