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Nov 02 2012 (08:06)   12278/Puri - Howrah Shatabdi Express

Pankaj   11 blog posts
Entry# 569574            Tags   Past Edits
I did travel by 12278 Duronto from Puri to Howrah on 20/10/2012. I got a seat in C7. Here is the details of the journey :
It started from Puri sharp at 06:15am from platform no 5. The condition of the CC coaches was miserable. The seats were not reclining, the tray tables were broken. I assume these are old ICF coaches. We had to ask for the newspaper as the attendants were unwilling to give. We were given a bottle to Rail Neer.
The speed was nice and there were no
unwanted stops. We were served with Breakfast while crossing Khurda Road. It consisted of 2 Breads, 1 Jam, 1 Butter, 1 Ketcup, 1 Fruit Juice, 1 Salt, 1 Black Pepper, 1 Tea Kit, 1 Double Omlette, Fried Potato pieces and Boiled Peas. The food was packed in aluminium foil but was cold. The breads were hard.
It gave the first technical halt at Balasore at 10:20am for 5 minutes. Then once again it ran with a good speed. Second round of food was served while crossing Hijili which consisted of Tomato Soup, 1 Butter, 1 Salt, 1 Pepper, 2 Soup sticks. However the sticks were very old and the soup was cold again.
The toilets were clean and the behavior of the staff was OK.
Later lunch was served before entering Kharagpur where the train had its second technical halt for 10 minutes and the cleaning of the coach windows and toilets were done.
The lunch consisted of 2 Rotis, Dal, Chicken curry, Salad, 2 Gulab Jamun, Sweet Curd, Jeera Rice. Again the food was cold
After crossing Mecheda the attendants came and served mouth freshener and toothpick and asked for tips.
The train came to repeated halts starting from Tikiapara and reached Howrah 25 minutes late.
Overall Experience :
Punctuality - 4/5
Speed - 5/5
Coach Condition - 3/5
Cleanliness - 4/5
Food Quantity - 5/5
Food Quality - 3/5
Staff - 5/5

Nov 05 2012 (18:08)
Attorney SAUL GOODMAN*^~   4526 blog posts   137 correct pred (54% accurate)
Re# 569574-1            Tags   Past Edits
Very nice travelogue and mad for interesting reading.
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Nov 03 2012 (19:29)   10845/Σ Bolpur/BWN-PURI Daily Alternative ΣChain

१२३०१ कोलकाता राजधानी १२३०२*^~   3212 blog posts   5212 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 571253            Tags   Past Edits
Please give your valuable opinion on this chain.
Daily connectivity between BHP/BWN and PURI.
Adequate buffer. May be availed as an alternative.

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Nov 04 2012 (17:49)
Pankaj   11 blog posts
Re# 571253-10            Tags   Past Edits
Awesome, green :)

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Nov 04 2012 (17:42)   12245/Howrah - Yesvantpur Duronto Express

Pankaj   11 blog posts
Entry# 572000            Tags   Past Edits
Due to the breakdown in the railway line, 12245 Duronto Express started on 04/11/2012 has been diverted on Howrah-Kharagpur-Tatanagar-Rourkela-Jharsuguda-Bilaspur-Raipur-Durg-Nagpur-Balharshah
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Nov 04 2012 (16:40)  

Pankaj   11 blog posts
Entry# 571960            Tags   Past Edits
At what time will 12245 HWH YPR Duronto (which left Hwh on 04/11/2012) reach its destination? Kindly reply.

Nov 04 2012 (16:43)
BMTIR*^~   21528 blog posts   7539 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 571960-1            Tags   Past Edits
Train on diverted route is at Bhalulata near rourkela

Nov 04 2012 (16:44)
Pankaj   11 blog posts
Re# 571960-2            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks Sid, any idea at what time it might reach YPR as old people from my family are travelling :(

Nov 04 2012 (16:45)
BMTIR*^~   21528 blog posts   7539 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 571960-3            Tags   Past Edits
Not sure of what the exact route its goign to take-can expect minimum 6-7 hours delay

Nov 04 2012 (16:47)
Pankaj   11 blog posts
Re# 571960-4            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks a lot Sid
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Nov 04 2012 (11:23)   12278/Puri - Howrah Shatabdi Express

Pankaj   11 blog posts
Entry# 571663            Tags   Past Edits
This train has technical halt at Balasore and Kharagpur. Kindly update

Nov 04 2012 (11:32)
Pankaj   11 blog posts
Re# 571663-1            Tags   Past Edits
Entry# 569574 Kindly update the technical halts
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