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Blog Posts by Vinayak Swaminathan
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Apr 04 2011 (12:19)   12269/Chennai Central - Hazrat Nizamuddin Duronto Express

Vinayak Swaminathan   1 blog posts
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I travelled by the MAS-NZM Duronto on April1st 2011. I loved the non stop travel.
But there were some starking negatives. The maintenance of the train sucks. The toilets are unbearable, no latches, no flush. This is my first trip on an LHB rake and i was damn excited about it, but i'm scared about the toilets now. The toilets seem to be so small in the sense, that we will struggle to do a 360 deg turn.
Nevertheless, the speed of the train rocks and i was privileged to see the Rajdhani
being chased by Duronto. We were always at the tail of Rajdhani be it BPQ, NGP or @ BPL.
Food was 50-50. None of the chargers get to work except those in S8. Heard it was S2 earlier. Also came to know that it used to work in 3 coaches before followed by 2 later and then 1 now. I was told it works in A.C Coaches however.
The food menu must be improved, never mind paying a few more if required, but the current menu is pathetic.
Overall a good train to travel for an ardent rail fan, not so for a normal person.
I say this since the person i accompanied wasnt happy.

Apr 09 2011 (00:15)
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Can you let me know about the arrival time at chennai for this train?
Is the arrival delayed much?
I am planning to catch train to Mysore (from chennai) which leaves chennain central at 9.15PM? Is it possible?

Apr 09 2011 (09:13)
Manish*^~   8605 blog posts   22491 correct pred (85% accurate)
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Thanks for sharing your experience of this train.
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