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Blog Entry# 5872898
Posted: Nov 06 2023 (10:23)

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Nov 06 2023 (10:23)   20632/Thiruvananthapuram Central - Mangaluru Central Vande Bharat Express | TVC/Thiruvananthapuram Central (Trivandrum) (5 PFs)
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I had travelled from TVC to TCR in 20632 Vande Bharat Express on 4th November 2023. I have attached a pic of catering services available in the train. Could be useful for passengers to plan for opting food preference.
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Nov 06 2023 (12:47)
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Useful info. Thanks.

How was the journey, rush etc. Any specific feedback ?
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I was not aware of the fact that incoming 20631 will not return as 20632. But the porters and VB staff guided me back to PF.No.1 where another rake would be coming. On that day, 20632 ran with white rake. Our coach was full. Intermediate travellers are more in number. Got good priority till Kayankulam. After we joined ALLP line, we were crawling and halted before Cheppad for 30 mins. Again we started and stopped after 10 mins. This happened again and again. And we halted at Harippad. Finally after getting delayed by more than 1.5 hrs, we arrived at ALLP. This was due to signal failure as informed by TTE. After ALLP, we were trolled very badly being halted at MAKM to give way for some other train. Got good priority post ERS.Finally, we reached TCR delayed by 2 hours. One passenger who boarded from ERS was complaining to...
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Food, journey everything is excellent. Had there been no signal failure, the journey would have been pleasant. People can opt for this train without hesitation.

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Good feedback. Yes there are a set if trains departing from ERS around 8pm like ERS-Okha, ERS-Ajmer and few others as well. For people between TVC-ERS (via Allp), this VB is a good connecting option. And rightly said that the main success of VB in Kerala is because of the intermediate passengers and coverage to almost all major towns/districts in Kerala
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Adding to the above tip, the VB attendants were all local people which I have not seen so far in my travel experience. They speak Malayalam and also Hindi very fluently.
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Yes this was highlighted in the beginning when the services started and also there were escalations that the food served was not local cuisine and was not good. Later they have corrected it. The base kitchen cooks are local staff and also good to see that they have deployed staff who can converse in local language. Hope the other VB' in TN and Karnataka also take a leaf out of this
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