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Blog Entry# 3247263
Posted: Mar 28 (23:25)

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Last Response: Apr 07 (23:06)
General Travel
Mar 28 (23:25)   12309/Rajendra Nagar (Patna) - New Delhi Rajdhani Express

rprajiv   128 blog posts
Entry# 3247263            Tags   Past Edits
So here I post my return journey by 12309. Incidentally it was d last day of Bihar Diwas and pre-evening to Ram Navmi. Dak Bangla chowk and roads were beutifully decorated with programs, blocking all the roads towards Patna Junction. We were stuck in traffic for nearly 30 mins arriving nearly 7:05 PM at PF-1. Announcement was made of 12309 arriving shortly. As I started walking towards my coach, H2, which was at the end of platform, 12309 entered PF-1 slowly.
Sharp at 7:25 PM it started its onwards journey. H2 coach was Swarna coach with Toilet dispensar, modified compartments with LED clock and climbing stairs. Sharp 7:45 PM Mushroom soup was served with Dinner near 8:30 PM. As compared to 3
AC food which I had just 4 days back in 12310, Dinner was excellent in 1 AC. We arrived MGS at 10 PM and standing at MGS till 10:30 PM. Just after MGS we overtook a LHB train at Chunar. I thought that it was SK, but possibly I was wrong. Non stop overtakes happened after 2:30 PM when we arrived Kanpur. At 6:30 AM we reached Gaziabad outer. We were made to stand at sahiabad for 20 mins when Lucknow AC Express arrived on adjoining platform with a WAP 5 and WAG 9 loco. 12309 started for NDLS and arrived at PF 12 sharp at 7:30 AM. Immediately Lucknow AC Express arrived on PF-13.
1. This train is Bihar ka lala and no other train has guts to touch 12309/12310.
2. Pillows as available now is very fluffy and good quality
3. 1 AC coaches have been converted to Swarna. It is travelling with H3 also few times.
Pic1: 12309 red color shining coaches on PF-1 Patna
Pic 2: My Family boarding H2 coach
Pic 3: Swarna converted H2
Pic 4: Decorated Dak Bangla Chouraha, Patna

13 posts - Thu Mar 29, 2018

Mar 29 (20:06)
MKS*^~   19930 blog posts   1822 correct pred (78% accurate)
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This train is the Best..
Shiny Coaches
One of the highest prioritised train of this route
2nd most Revenue earner train of IR

Mar 29 (20:17)
rprajiv   128 blog posts
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Koi doubt nahi...Always full with flexible fare..Ab to trial basis pe H3 attach ho raha hai...Which Rajdhani has three 1st AC coach?

Mar 30 (17:00)
পূর্বা এক্সপ্রেস*^   7813 blog posts   125 correct pred (68% accurate)
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only guaranteed RT run wali gadi yahi hai so Flexi Fare rahe ya kuch aur.. full rahegi hi.. 12393 ki watt laga di hai 130mps hone par bhi..
12423 me RLWL hai (though PNBE quota theek theek hai) AGTL Rajdhani (weekly with less seats in RLWL) 12273 Duronto me RLWL me 2 seat hai PNBE ko aur RT bhi nahin rahti hai wo..

East se 1 Daily 1 biweekly 1 weely Rajdhani hai.. baki 1A ki jagah distance ki wajh se wahan se log flight prefer karte hain..
Mumbai se NDLS me 2 Daily Rajdhani.. 1 biweekly Duronto... 1 weekly Duronto (Pune-NZM) 1 weekly Duronto (ERS-NZM) 1 tri weekly Rajdhani Special.. 1 Weekly AC Exp.. 1 weekly Mao Rajdhani ek Triweekly TVC Rajdhani hai..
HWH ke pas 2 daily Rajdhani hai (dont forget 2 1A wali first gadi 12301/02/05/06 hai aur Parliamentary seasion me H3 leke chalti hai always) 1 Duronto 4days 1 biweekly Duronto hai..
MAS/SBC/HYB ka distance factor hai Rajdhani se jyada log Flight prefer karte hain (1A pax)
so jahan tak H3 ki baat hai (trial or permanent) 3 1A class actually majboori bhi hai PNBE pax ko 12hr me flight se affordable (no flexi in 1A) journey ke liye..

Apr 07 (00:27)
Who i m~   6165 blog posts   112 correct pred (66% accurate)
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lekin kabhi kabhi flight ki tkt 1st ac kiya 3 ac se bhi kam me mil jata hai to fir 1st ac q???

Apr 07 (23:06)
rprajiv   128 blog posts
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After this journey travelled to Gaya, in Mahabodhi. Can't tell you how much I missed PNBE Rajdhani in the entire journey.

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