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Dec 03 2010 (20:01)   12703/Falaknuma SF Express (PT)

Ani   1 blog posts
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I have been traveling in Falaknuma Exp regularly for quite some years now. Hence a few comments about my experiences of this train:
- Given that East Coast Express takes a much longer time and mostly runs late, Falaknuma Express turns out to be the sole viable option of commuting between Howrah & Hyderabad.
- Advisable to book tickets on this train as early as possible especially if you intend to travel in 1/2/3AC.
The train timings are quite convenient from Secunderabad - leaves in the afternoon @ 4PM and reaches in the morning @ 930AM.
- Mostly the train has a very good record of running on schedule. In fact it was known for reaching 15-20min before time. But in the last couple of months I have noticed multiple times that just before entering SC it is being stopped for 30-75mins, mostly around Ghatkesar, Bibinagar etc. This is very disappointing especially for a perfectly on time train on the verge of completing its journey. Hope this does not become a trend.
- I am not sure what prompted the Food/Catering rating here for it to be Good Food. I have found the meals from the pantry on this train to be at the best average. Lots of times being served with either curd or water missing and some cockamamy excuse for that.
- New travelers on this route might consider having dinner @ Vizag as an alternative. The train reaches there between 9-930PM and halts for 20min, which provides ample time to get packed food from the platforms (even #1).

4 posts - Fri Dec 03, 2010

Dec 03 2010 (20:47)
PKV*^~   19106 blog posts   76 correct pred (81% accurate)
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Yes, you can get lovely fruit juice in Platform No. 1 at Vizag.

Dec 03 2010 (22:24)
Guest: 45b48f61   show all posts
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It doesn't reach HWH at 9.30 a.m in the morning but at 17.45 p.m.

Dec 03 2010 (22:25)
PKV*^~   19106 blog posts   76 correct pred (81% accurate)
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He is referring to arrival time at Secunderabad.

Dec 03 2010 (22:36)
Guest: 45b48f61   show all posts
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Ok got it!

Dec 04 2010 (08:48)
✔KALINGAS✔*^~   8218 blog posts   503 correct pred (72% accurate)
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the best train from Cuttack/Bhubaneswar to Hyderabad always in full demand mast timing.
Check tatkal position !!!
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