Booking Preference Tip.
If you have to travel from Delhi to Coastal Odisha , then your train availability searching priority should as: (For SL class)
1. Purushottam express (No doubt about this train;Book this as your 1st preference)
2. BBS Duronto express (only for Bhubaneswar and Balasore people ; Punctuality is poor; But safest and secure as no unreserved or daily travellers are allowed
hamaari Utkal ki thodi taarif bhi kar dijiye sirji.
Punctuality is very good.
Punctuality very good ??? Kya bol dia aapne sir...Its Excellent. Balasore pe Utkal aur Purushottam do train aati hain at midnight from Delhi, but Puru majority 1-1.30hr delay rehti hai but Utkal humesha ontime.
But kharabi yeh hai ki Koi leta hi nahi hai from Delhi to Coastal odisha. Itna circular journey kaun kare. ;)
Western odisha jyada prefer karte hain Utkal.
Actually ham Rourkela waalo ke liye Utkal bahut achhi train he, punctuality pe kabhi sawaal ni uthata and Rourkela waalo ko WAP7 ke darshan bhi Utkal hi karaati he.
Thats right...ECoR ne more faster ANVT BBS SF de di for western odisha, but woh kabhi bhi on time nahi chalti. Always 4-5hrs delay.
But this old horse Utkal always stay on time whatever be the season. Best preferred by Wetern odisha only.
actually mein iska route kaafi zyada lambaa h . bt i hv travelled in this train till tatanagar from NZM it was late bt after that the LP came into aggressive mode nd bang !!!! it reached before time at PURI
bt is train ki pantry ka khana achha ni lga . #should_upgrade
Yes...the pantry standard is average below standard.....Instead good pantry is present in Odisha sampark kranti which serves good quality food as per my last journey experience.
But then we have to compromise on Punctuality factor if we check on pantry quality.
I hv traveled from PURI to NZM in Kaling utkal exp. Punctuality is good but it covers very long route
Agree..Longer route but Journey time is very long with Huge amount of halts.
No one prefers Utkal because of its route
delhi to Odisha travelling people don't like Utkal exp but the people of MP , specially from jabalpur side (Boarding from Katni) and going to Balasore-Bhadrak, people still prefer Kalinga Utkal due to its punctual and direct route.
End to End people don't prefer but Intermediate travellers prefer it very much due to its good seat availability.
No of reservations are very less in this train . Mostly general ticket holders and daily passangers use this train.
I don't think so...See below Waiting status..
18478 KALINGAUTKALEXP H NIZAMUDDIN PURI
S.No. Date Class - SL
There are 7 trains fŕom DLI to BBS but why not a single train via BE.
BE and MB needs a train to BBS and Puri
The reason is absolute stoppage of starting any new train for odisha.
The last train that was started for odisha to north india was ANVT BBS Weekly SF which was for Western Odisha on the same departure slot as of Odisha Sampark kranti.
After that till now there is NO trains started. All the RM have completely ignored to connect Puri , a one of the Biggest tourist destination with Jammu-Katra or Haridwar or Amritsar North Indian cities.
Yes there should be train JAT-PURI via LDH-UMB-SRE-BE-SCC-GKP-CPR
very useful thanks for sharing :)
Hirakund is a good option actually...
Nandan Kanan and Neelachal are hardly punctual...
Problem with Hirakund is Huge Number of Halts and very slow TT with Heavy inflow of MST/UR travellers between Delhi-Bina.
Whereas in nandan Kanan , the rush is bit less as compared to Hirakund....If ECoR somehow Speed up Hirakund express (which is easily possible) , then i would say it can climb up to atleast Rank 2.
Problem is that a train with as much halts as Hirakud will need little more slack...
I wont deny that its not feasible...
Ofcourse its feasible, at the same time too much halts should be removed.
P.S: removing stops aint that easy :P :P
Pinned down correctly.....Once a Halt is introduced, it nearly IMPOSSIBLE to remove that halt.
All Politics Game ....
But we ppl of Balasore could never see TKD WAP-7 of Utkal exp as both up and down trains arrive here late at night... isliye hum Rajdhani k WAP-7 se kaam chala lete hain... so till now only 2 trains of Odisha r getting WAP-7 from start to end... Duronto ko kabhi kabhi as an offlink mil jati hai WAP-7 but very rarely..Purushottam should get it upto Puri instead upto KGP..
I don't think their is much need
BE and MB koi chhote cities to h nhi jo aap kah raje ho ki jarurat nhi . Ab train nhi h to LKO ,CNB ya NDLS se train board karni padti h BE MB walo
Ab aise me kaise pata chalega ki BE mMB se kitne passanger baithte h.
I am telling about people boarding from these cities. Not much people from those side reside in Odisha not much people from Odisha reside on that region
I agree MB and BE are big cities but demand won't be much to Odisha than any other place
A dedicated train to Puri - MB won't be a hit but yes a train goin via these place to another place will be hit
But Puri and BBS is religious destination. So many people go there
Purushottam ko via SLN lko mb divert kar dena chahiye
Does SL have charging points?
Which train ???
If asking about Purushottam express, then yes this train have charging sockets in every SL coach near every seat. Its LHB coaches.
All The SL coaches doesn't have charging socket near each seat.
As it has total 5 set of rakes, out of which some coaches have sockets near seat and the older ones have sockets near the main door.
ECo r should tighten in the TT of hirakud in Odisha, sambalpur jn loco reversal should be avoided
Yes...About 20-30 minutes speed up is possible for VSKP-ASR Hirakund express between CTC-JSG.
And instead of Sambalpur bypass, i would say EcoR should electrify the SBP-JSG stretch and then Loco change over can be doe at SBP itself with reversal also just like its happening at present at JSG. And due to which, it can bypass JSG station.
It will be more easier for the ECoR train to bypass SER satellite station instead of bypassing a ECoR Division Junction.
for an ecor train to bypass ser junction administrative permission of ser zone is required. but it is administratively easier for ecor to bypass their own junction.
SBP is divisional HQ. And bypassing a Divisional HQ by the home zone well demanded train is nearly impossible.
Labor unions and People of Sambalpur won't accept this kind of bypass.
JSG is very small as compared to SBP and bypassing it wont serve much of loss to Railways in comparison to Sambalpur.
The train will still serve the city albeit it will stop at sambalpur city halt.there are many examples in the past that it has been done. The sole garib rath train in secr bypasses zonal hq bilaspur and goes through usalapur to avoid lr.abkp durg exp was also diverted earlier. Well am not personally advocating any thing, just citing examples from.past. and it all depends upon ecor that how fast it completes electrification process.
Bypassed or not this still a very good train averaging 54 km speed despite so many halts. (except the avg cleanliness) and personally prefer it while going to delhi from bsp
This aggressive schedule specially between SBP-BSP makes it sometimes delayed while arriving BSP (45min to 1hr delay).
If JSG bypassing is done, then i think some slack can be provided.
ECoR won't bypass this train from SBP.
As already can be seen , to cover more of its zonal territory, ECoR extended it to VSKP in all covering ALL divisional HQ of
Around 20 minutes runtime can be reduced if its made to skip nzm kyuki ndls par already 20 min ka stoppage hai. Also can this be given eloco at talcher upto vskp like durg puri exp
Totally agree to the point.
ECoR is giving ELoco for mere Puri to Talcher journey for Puri Durg Express, but this train is running with Diesel Loco all the way from VSKP to Talcher Fully electrified stretch.
Yar ek baat Puchu? tum log itne saree bate E.Co.Rly or Odisha ke baare mai karte ho? kya VSKP E.Co.Rly ka sab se zyada kamane wala divison nahi hai.ya woh E.Co.Rly mai hi nahi hai? Yaha se ek bhi gaadi nahi hai BSB/ALD/LKO ke liye ek special ek hafta chalay ALD ke liye 3 saal pehle.... aur Rath yatra ke time pe cancel kiya aur abhi tak koi gaadi nahi aaya. And VSKP-SNSI ka naya coaches Odisha mai ghoom rahe the from 2nd week of introduction of that train. Paper mai aaya aur phataphat phir naya coaches lagaya....VSKP-TATA ka naya coaches kha gaye kisiko pata nahi.....VSKP-GIMB coaches also same...... kya yeh na insafi nahi hai? kam se kam proposal bhi nahi bheja RB ko ek gaadi chahiye ALD/BSB/Gaya ke liye chahiye bolke ...........ab aap batavo hum VSKP wale kyu E.Co.Rly ko support ki VSKP will be in E.Co.Rly? can u please
Hai toh...Then ?
See, No new trains are starting from ECoR. Only the trains towards south are running. Demands are many, but Odisha is not getting anything as of now.
ECoR can't start any new trains on its own. RB need to approve and sanction first. And at present we all know which regions/cities are getting new trains as of now.
Yes i too agree.... That has to done. But E.Co.Rly doesnt like to loose VSKP which is highest earning Divison. my question is simple. When there are 4 trains to Gaya in which one can be extended as it is starting from BBS (Puri trains i dot like to extend as it is a Big Pilgrim point and not possible also) why dont they do that? RB never object to extension.
Odisha Sampark kranti can never be extended to VSKP. Its for Odisha state, not for Andhra.
Berhampur extension can be possible but for that Pitlines and infrastructure from Zero level to be developed at BAM.
Forget the BBS Rajdhanis.
Only train remains is BBS ANVT Weekly express which is having RSA with BBSR ANVT Duronto express. For extension to VSKP, atleast 20-22hours (8+8hrs
i never said about ODSK i am talking about only BBS-ANVT Super. yes if this train can make Tri-Weekly with a new rake it is possible to Extension to VSKP and to remove ODSK RSA.
ODSK RSA ?
didnt got you....
BBS-ANVT AND ODSK HAVE RSA
Who said ??
BBS ANVT Weekly has RSA with 12281/12282 BBS Duronto Express.
yes it's my mistake. Thanks
BBS anvt to VSKP?? Will not be preferred by VSKP pax as of its lenghty route and as it has rake sharing with Duronto it will never happen
i am saying this train because this is SF and extension i am asking this is only extendable train to go ALD/BSB/MGs for Direct pax to ANVT this is useless but for ALD/MGS/BSB this is good option. My request for extension is for ALD/MGS/BSB purpose not for NDLS.
Sir I need to know the same booking preference tip for Delhi to Kolkata route. If you know which train is best in that route please post about it for all classes.
22812 BUBNESWR RJDHNI -- All three Rajdhanis are Excellent.
22824 BUBNESWR RJDHNI
20818 BUBNESWR RJDHNI
Yes they are excellent but the Rajdhanis don't have SL class. They only have AC classes and my this tip is for booking in SL classes.
As these all trains go through dense Fog regions in Winters every year, so i think one more strong reason is there which supports the Purushottam Express to be the Top most priority.
Unless the incoming trains are running 20-24+hrs delayed, be assured that your Purusottam express gonna depart exactly On time from its source.
Its because this Purushottam express train have ample Turn around time at both ends i.e New Delhi and Puri. So 10-15hrs delays doesn't hampers the departures from Sources station unlike other trains like Odisha Sampark kranti and Nandankanan/Neelachal
People who wish to take this train from Balasore/Kharagpur to Delhi (Never opt this train,still if having NO other option) , and getting Regret status , then book Bhadrak to New Delhi and Change your Boarding Point to Balasore/Kharagpur (Whichever is your boarding station).
Balasore is Charting station for this train and BLS & KGP are under RLWL , whereas BHC is under GNWL , thus having more chance to get confirm seats.
I have booked this train ticket (PRS) from Kharagpur to New Delhi for 21st Jan 2017, & yes it is under RNWL 28 at present, how can I change it from Bhadrak?
You can not.
You have booked a Ticket From KGP to NDLS, then you cannot change its boarding from a previous station.
Only option is Cancel this ticket and Re-book for Bhadrak to New Delhi by paying extra money and change the boarding station to Kharagpur.
There are total 4 Pf.
Pf 1: Its the Pf which is at the entry building and the main exit gate from here only. Intercity trains Baghajatin passenger (both up-down), Dhauli express (Puri bound) and BGY BBS express (BBS bound) comes on this Pf. This also acts as a loop line for freight or other train, which are to be overtaken by some other train.
Pf 2: Its NOT an island type Pf. All the main administrative and commercial offices like GRP-RPF station, Postoffice , Parcel booking , Waiting halls etc are present
Sangrami skips BLS but BBS rajdhani halts in BLS...
BBS rajdhani halts here because after Cuttack, its the biggest city before West Bengal and a great money earner for ECoR.
Rajdhani is halting here from its 1st run itself.
Sangrami is a SR train , so SER can't interfere for halts.
But still its a huge secret why only Sangrami and HWH SSPN doesn't halt here, whereas rest every non-duranto train halts here.
And also I dnt know why many premium express trains and AC premium express trains which halt at BHC don't halt at BLS ?? I think it might b due to lack of platforms or these trains don't hv dat mch demand frm BLS.
Pf constraints are present. Up and Down Platforms have No Loop line. Direct Mainline is there for Pf 2 and 3.
Thats why they dont give halt for some Special trains like SRC ERS special.
But majorly all the regular express train halt here.
Sangrami , SSPN SF and KYQ PURI are exception.
Sir, by the way I was going thru some of ur older blog posts about Purushottam exp dated back to Mar/Apr 2016 but those r archived. So I wanted to ask u that now which loco is Purushottam getting ?? In KGP-PURI sec and in KGP-NDLS sec ?
Its getting SRC or VSKP WAP 4 as regular...Rarely once in a month its getting GZB WAP 7.
getting WAP-4 end to end or from PURI to KGP ?
And I think same is the case with BBS rajdhani... rarely getting WAP-7 of GZB or TKD and regularly getting SRC or MGS WAP-4.. i m not getting whether WAP-4 is given to it from KGP or NDLS..
BBS Rajdhani gets an End to End WAP 7. Personally seen the same WHite stallion getting reversed and attached to Rajdhani at KGP.
But Purushottam gets a separate WAP 4 Loco from KGP to Puri and vice versa.
Kichi bhi laagi jaau...chalibo 110 ru kam speed re hi....bhagwan jaane kebe MPS 130 hobo
I think the official link is WAP-4 from Puri to KGP n vice versa coz in this site the same loco link is mentioned for 12801 though for 12802 it shows WAP-7 GZB end to end. i dnt knw the reason bt for last 3-4 weeks i.e since Ganesh chaturthi BBS Raj is mostly(for 5 days a week) seen with WAP-4 of diff sheds like SRC, BRC,MGS, CNB at Balasore. One of the members of IRI said tht it was due to the shortage of wap7 loco pilots as they are undergoing training and most of the imp trains(with loco link WAP7 GZB) are given WAP-4 as offlink. this Thursday 22824 was seen with HWH WAP-7. All these things are quite confusing
Kintu Odisha ra 3-4 ta imp train ku WAP-7 tah miliba darkar na... sabu train gudaku khali SRC WAP-4 diya jauchi. WAP-4 normal superfast exp ki general express train lagi darkar huye au WAP-7 kamse kam Shatabdi, duronto , purushottam au Rajdhani ku regularly miliba darkar and that too end to end.
WAP 4 WAP 7 ru bessi stable achi. Khali acceleration re tikke maado khauchi. rohila kotha WAP 7 miliba....nijo shed hele chance bessi hobo...ethi VSKP raagi ki bosichi...Anugul aau BNDM paakhire WAG 7 achi to dependent SRC and off links upare hi rohiba ku podibo. NDLS-KGP ja WAP 7 miluchi se bhi bhagbaanonko daya ru. nohole mu je rajdhani ru aasi thili seha WAM 4 taani ki aani thila....but Right time :)
VSKP ragi ki basichi maane ?? bujhiparilini
diff zone paayi agitation houchi headquarter change paayi agitation houchi. daily kichi na kichi authorization ku neyi issue. so VSKP ete keen to hobo no ki WAP 7 WAT odisha train ku deyi dobo...
seta tah mu janichi j AP gote alaga zone lagi demand karuchi au VSKP ku jou WAP-7 miluchi se gudaka Odisha ku miliba chance kam.. ECoR gote independent loco shed Odisha lagi baneiba darkar jauta ki passenger loco ku accomodate kariba
Au bhagawan ka daya ru kichi hauni bhai.. Bahut Rajdhani au garib rath express e.g.- RJPB Rajdhani, DBRT Rajdhani, Ranchi Rajdhani, Ranchi Garib rath ye sabu train ku Northern Rly GZB WAP-7 dauchi tah BBS Raj ku WAP-7 debare problem kan mu bujhiparuni. ECR, SER,NCR zone gudaka re tankara nija loco shed nahi jauthire ki WAP-7 accomodate kariba... semananku WAP-7 diya hauchi tah ECoR ku kahinki diya jai paribani..Eastern Rly ra HWH WAp-7 thaai ki b Sealdah Raj au Poorva ku GZB WAP7 diya jaaye...
au BBS Raj ku WAM4 diya jaithila !! kauthu ?? NDLS ru ki KGP ru ??
Semane tah debe... kahinki naa they are jealous of ECor....they can't tolerate an ECoR train getting WAP-7 regularly... KGP officials r "paidaaishi kuttas (Dogs by birth)" u know...I suspect that even if NR gives WAP-7 regularly to BBS raj, the SER Rly kuttas of KGP give WAP4 sometimes to this Rajdhani exp upto BBS rather than giving WAP7 .
lets hope for the best...aamo odisha rail secretary ku paano khaiba ru fursat milile sina kichi sudhaar hobo.
SER KGP authorities are dogs as they are kaminaas and ECoR authorities are donkeys and some are snails as they are much lazy.. the two railway zones have combinedly ruined the state of railway in Odisha... Balasore is an imp city of Odisha but see its railway stn.... seems to b even smaller than BHC and JJKR... SER has ruined BLS but I hope ECoR (even though it's lazy) can improve this station
SER authorities are no different in West Bengal nor Jharkhand regions, they're same everywhere, they're just lazy as sloths & just they have their focus upon squeezing gullible passengers off their money by every possible ways!
This is the most punctual train between Howrah- Bhubaneswar, runs 6 days (except Sunday) a week. Most of time it reaches at Cuttack junction 5 to 15 minutes before its schedule arrival time. Its average speed is 65 km/hr (as per IR time table). This train was introduced to run from Bhadrak to Howrah and Howrah to Bhadrak in 2002-03 Rail budget and later on it extended upto Bhubaneswar. Now a days Vishakapatnam based WAP- 4 locomotive in charge to haul the train for its up and down journey. Photo Credit- You Tube.
THESE DAYS 12073-74 RUNS DAILY.
East Coast Railway has decided to run 12073/12074 Bhubaneswar -Howrah- Bhubaneswar Jan Shatabdi Express daily w.e.f. 3rd July 2016 instead of earlier six days in a week, with an aim to provide comfortable journey to the commuters.