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Mar 02 (18:51)   02621/Tamil Nadu COVID - 19 Special | MAS/MGR Chennai Central (12 PFs) | RPM/WAP-7
Chaitanya Sonkar
Chaitanya~   475 blog posts
Entry# 4893650            Tags   Past Edits
So I Travelled this train on 5th Feb 2021 from MAS to NGP.
I was coming all the way from Bangalore to board this train, I was onboard 06080 SBC-MAS BRINDAVAN EXPRESS before reading this tip you can check my train tip of 06080. (Link: /blog/post/4874038 )

From past few years I regularly checks the Current Availability of 02621 MAS-NDLS TAMIL
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more...
NADU Express and most of the time I found that seats were easily available. So this time also I decided to book the ticket in this train just before charting.

So when the hour hand and minute hand were 180° apart in the evening I suddenly opened the IRCTC App and searched for TN Express, and it was showing *Charting Done* I was like I am too fast, then waited for 5 minutes then also it was showing charting done then i was like may be its taking time for charting and then at last at 18:25hrs I was able to book my tickets from MAS to NGP and got Trackside Side Lower Berth and at that time my train 06080 reached Katapadi Jn. then I was enjoying the ride at the same time I thought of booking a dinner at MAS so as soon as train departed Perambur, I ordered one masala dosa from Zomato. As soon as I reached MAS I suddenly went out of station and I was waiting for Zomato Guy. It was 21:25hrs I called Zomato guy and told him to come near the Indian Flag then the zomato guy told he structed in the traffic and It will take 5-10min more my heart beat slightly increased because I m just out of MAS station and there was very crowd at the Station Entry Point. Then at 21:35hrs Zomato guy came with my dinner then I thought that I should go inside the station by Emergency Gate which was just infornt of the Flag Post so with fast heart beat I reached near the emergency gate and saw that there is one police women is sitting and talking with a guy. So I quietly entered into the station from the narrow passage as the emergency gate was blocked with the barricade beacuse of Covid and it was not for common public. After that when I came inside the station i took the deep breathe. I saw Tamil Nadu Express was standing at PF3 then from the back I had to go to the front for capturing the loco at the same time my legs were badly paining but i got some courage and reached to the front but there were no loco coupled and it was already 21:45hrs it was very disappointing for me. Then I came back to my coach S6 and took my seat and took my lunch finally I felt relaxed. Then I enjoyed the ride and I got to know that TN will overtake 02708 TPTY-VSKP Double Decker express at 01:50hrs so I set alarm on my phone and slept. I was so much tired that I missed the alarm and the overtake and thought of waking up at BZA that too missed finally I woke up at 6:50am at Warangal. It was a superb run by Tamil Nadu Express so far. Then took breakfast of 2 Idli and 2 Medu Vada from the caterers worth ₹40 they provided only with Nariyal Chuteny it was tasty. Then after 1 hour it was time to take the over take of 02805 VSKP - NDLS ANDHRA PRADESH EXPRESS (Link: click here ) luckily I captured this overtake over Godavari Rider. Then BPQ Came and then the route was not much interesting just enjoyed the 120kmph action. Then I was thinking if TN will reach NGP 10-20min BT (because on 4th Feb it reached NGP 15min BT) I could catch 02879 LTT-BBS from NGP to G since I had reservation in 02251 YPR-KRBA WAINGANGA EXPRESS from G to KRBA. But unfortunately TN delayed at NGP by 15-20min whole journey I enjoyed its run but that last 1hr of crawling made my mood bit off. Then I deboaeded at NGP and took 01039 KOP-G MAHARASHTRA EXPRESS from NGP to G and at Gondia waited till 21:00hrs for 02251. Last time when I came to Gondia, I tasted Pulao (Veg Biryani) it was superb tasty which I missed this time the most so later took some chips as a Dinner and boarded 02251 and next morning I reached KORBA.

It was an awesome journey experience for me.

I hope you liked this tip.

1 Public Posts - Yesterday

225 views
Today (17:05)
Chaitanya Sonkar
Chaitanya~   475 blog posts
Re# 4893650-2            Tags   Past Edits
No not at all.
General Travel
6763 views
Mar 02 (16:30)   02621/Tamil Nadu COVID - 19 Special | MAS/MGR Chennai Central (12 PFs) | RPM/WAP-7
Chaitanya Sonkar
Chaitanya~   475 blog posts
Entry# 4893292            Tags   Past Edits
So I Travelled this train on 5th Feb 2021 from MAS to NGP.
I was coming all the way from Bangalore to board this train, I was onboard 06080 SBC-MAS BRINDAVAN EXPRESS before reading this tip you can check my train tip of 06080. (Link: /blog/post/4874038 )

From past few years I regularly checks the Current Availability of 02621 MAS-NDLS TAMIL
...
more...
NADU Express and most of the time I found that seats were easily available so this time also I decided to book the ticket in this train just before charting.

So when the hour hand and minute hand were 180° apart in the evening I sudden opened the IRCTC App and searched for TN Express, and it was showing *Charting Done* I was like I am too fast, then waited for 5 minutes then also i was showing charting done then i was like may be its taking time for charting and then at last at 18:25hrs I was able to book my tickets from MAS to NGP and got Trackside Side Lower Berth and at that time my train 06080 reached Katapadi Jn. then I was enjoying the ride at the same time I thought of booking a dinner at MAS so as soon as train departed Perambur, I ordered one masala dosa from Zomato. As soon as I reached MAS I suddenly went out of station and I was waiting for Zomato Guy. It was 21:25hrs I called Zomato guy and told him to come near the Indian Flag then the zomato guy told he structed in the traffic and It will take 5-10min more my heart beat slightly increased because I m just out of MAS station and there was very crowd at the Station Entry Point. Then at 21:35hrs Zomato guy came with my dinner then I thought that I should go inside the station with Emergency Gate which was just infornt of the Flag Post so with fast heart beat I reached near the emergency gate and saw that there is one police women is sitting and talking with a guy. So I quietly entered into the station from the narrow passage as the emergency gate was blocked with the barricade beacuse of Covid and it was not for common public. After that when I came inside the station i took the deep breathe. I saw Tamil Nadu Express was standing at PF3 then from the back I had to go to the front for capturing the loco at the same time my legs were badly paining but i got some courage and reached to the front but there were no loco coupled and it was already 21:45hrs it was very disappointing for me. Then I came back to my coach S6 and took my seat and took my lunch finally I felt relaxed. Then I enjoyed the ride and I got to know that TN will overtake 02708 TPTY-VSKP Double Decker express at 01:50hrs so I set alarm on my phone and slept. I was so much tired that I missed the alarm and the overtake and thought of waking up at BZA that too missed finally I woke up at 6:50am at Warangal. It was a superb run by Tamil Nadu Express so far. Then took breakfast of 2 Idli and 2 Medu Vada from the caterers worth ₹40 they provided only with Nariyal Chuteny it was tasty. Then after 1 hour it was time to take the over take of 02805 VSKP - NDLS ANDHRA PRADESH EXPRESS (Link: click here ) luckily I captured this overtake over Godavari Rider. Then BPQ Came and then the route was not much interesting just enjoyed the 120kmph action. Then I was thinking if TN will reach NGP 10-20min BT (because on 4th Feb it reached NGP 15min BT) I could catch 02879 LTT-BBS from NGP to G since I had reservation in 02251 YPR-KRBA WAINGANGA EXPRESS from G to KRBA. But unfortunately TN delayed at NGP by 15-20min whole journey I enjoyed its run but that last 1hr of crawling made my mood bit off. Then I deboaeded at NGP and took 01039 KOP-G MAHARASHTRA EXPRESS from NGP to G and at Gondia waited till 21:00hrs for 02251. Last time when I came to Gondia, I tasted Pulao (Veg Biryani) it was superb tasty which I missed this time the most so later took some chips as a Dinner and boarded 02251 and next morning I reached KORBA.

It was an awesome journey experience for me.

I hope you liked this tip.

1 Public Posts - Tue Mar 02, 2021

3625 views
Mar 02 (17:26)
Chaitanya Sonkar
Chaitanya~   475 blog posts
Re# 4893292-2            Tags   Past Edits
Updated this report with pics

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Feb 11 (20:05)   06080/Brindavan SF Special | SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) (10 PFs)
Chaitanya Sonkar
Chaitanya~   475 blog posts
Entry# 4874038            Tags   Past Edits
So I travelled in this train on 5th February 2021 from SBC to MAS.
Booked online ticket on 4th Feb for ₹171.80 (₹11.80 included) then later regretted that I should have booked during the opening of current window.
You can easily get tickets of this train on last moment.

At
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SBC I went to IRCTC Kitchen (Dakshen Restaurant) which is at PF1 only, I ordered Lemon Rice (₹40) Its taste was awesome.

Then I boarded the 06080 Brindavan Express D13 36 Window Seat Track Side. Coach's maintenance was superb, charging points were working and the space near the door was too much.

Train departed SBC right on time and #30393 RPM WAP-7 was doing the duty.

Train's run was awesome all the way and at some stations it was before time, the route was full of scenery. I guess during the monsoon, this route becomes heaven and full of greenery. There is a pantry car attached in the train, you will not face any shortage of food. Then we reached Jolarpettai Jn where 03352 ALLP-DHN made a parallel entry with AJJ WAP-4.
At Jolarpettai I purchased medu wada 3 pieces worth ₹30, it was tasty, infact all the veg food I tasted in south was very tasty. After JTJ, legendary station Vaniyambadi came (those who play Indian Train Simulator can relate it very well :D ). After that Katapadi Jn. came, just after departure from Katapadi you will see VIT Vellore Campus on right side (i.e Track Side).

Then the sun sets and you can now only enjoy 110kmph action. After that one major station came i.e Arrakkonam Jn. and after AJJ you'll see parallel runs with EMU's.

At sharp 20:55hrs train arrived MAS on PF3 and on PF2A SBC-MAS Double Decker was standing.

Here my journey ended and later that day I boarded 02621 MAS-NDLS TAMIL NADU EXPRESS at 22:00hrs till NGP.
I will post its experience soon.

I'll be attaching pics too in this post do go through it.

Thanks for Reading _/||\_
General Travel
9417 views
Feb 11 (16:44)   02621/Tamil Nadu COVID - 19 Special | MCI/Manchiryal (3 PFs)
Chaitanya Sonkar
Chaitanya~   475 blog posts
Entry# 4873844            Tags   Past Edits
02621 TAMILNADU EXPRESS overtaking 02805 ANDHRA PRADESH EXPRESS over GODAVARI RIVER
Rail Fanning
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Aug 04 2020 (11:35)   KRBA/Korba (3 PFs) | SRE/WAG-12B/60020
Chaitanya Sonkar
Chaitanya~   475 blog posts
Entry# 4680923            Tags   Past Edits
Blue Beast is at Korba 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻
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