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Posted: Nov 29 2023 (17:04)

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Nov 29 2023 (17:04)   06038/Mysuru - MGR Chennai Central Special Fare Vande Bharat Special | MYS/Mysuru Junction (Mysore) (6 PFs)
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So I travelled today from Mysuru Jn to KSR Bengaluru City Jn via the newly launched Mysuru MGR Chennai Central Vande Bharat SPL Express. Must be wondering how from Bengaluru, I landed at Mysuru and took this train. I left to Mysuru the previous day (28/11/23 at night via bus) and today went to DPS Mysore for giving a lecture abt the higher studies for students as in which stream to go for 11th and 12th and students who opted for Engineering course. Anyways coming back to the train journey, it was comparatively better than the recent trip I travelled on the normal VB express train almost a month back. Staff members were friendly enough that I didn't face
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Few advantages:-
1. New trainset so seats were comfortable, be it the CC and EC coaches
2. OBHS team maintained the trainset nicely
3. On-time departure from Mysuru Jn exactly same as the normal VB express train
4. Washrooms were well maintained
5. Good amount of options for food like one can order Cup noodles or snacks like Samosa, Medu Vada or Roti and Dal ready-made ones and many more. Cool drinks are also offered.

Few disadvantages:-
1. No catering services compared to the normal VB train since it is VB Spl... one would need to pay at MRP and buy food including water bottle.
2. Slightly expensive than the normal VB since yes it's the VB Spl.
3. No announcements being made BTW 2 stations. U need to keep an eye on the destination and the in-between stns. Only "Doors are closing" announced in English, Hindi and it's regional languages (in this train case, only Tamil and Kannada).

Overall, just like the normal VB Express, excellent headstart from Mysuru and in-between nice pickups wherever it slowed down at some stops like Mandya and Kengeri, comfortable journey and almost on-time schedule. 👍👍

Few snippets of my journey.... kindly have a lookout and let me know ur opinion...👍👍

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Nov 29 2023 (21:20)
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So this was actually done by my travel agent and the cost from MYS to SBC was Rs.840/- since it was VB SPL.... had it been normal VB, I would have paid only Rs.720/- which would have the lunch being given to the passengers...👍
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Base fare of regular VB is Rs 728 while VB spl Is Rs 929 for Benguluru Chennai catering not included. For a premium train applying spl fare for day time I'd looting traveller that too in regular slot and nor an extra train during peak festival rush when there is one way traffic.
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Nov 30 2023 (06:22)
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VB SPL won't be having catering services which is quite unfortunate..... but for a regular VB, one would need to pay around some amount depending on the distance btw 2 stns I guess...👍
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The regular fare is Rs 955 including Rs 100 for catering. VB spl is charged a premium of Rs 200 in name of spl fare.
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That is from SBC to MAS... the one which I travelled, from MYS to SBC, normal is 720 and Spl is 840....
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