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Jul 20 2015 (13:02)   22828/Surat - Puri Weekly SF Express

AnshumanM   878 blog posts   117 correct pred (58% accurate)
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In this train only having food is the greatest concern. All other things are excellent.
Always well maintained and clean.( Glass windows of AC coaches may appear a little dirty but that's not always true.) The train gets delayed only during its run through Odisha due to single diesel BG from ANGL. It may be halted by red signal but always shows an excellent recovery of time. The staff is very friendly and helpful. One can ask the attendants for water bottles in case of emergency. They always keep a stock of water bottles from vendors. If one wants to do RF then this train is an excellent choice especially after it enters the western part of Odisha. The train is
very fast and always run at and beyond mps. It does its best run especially in Chattisgarh (In both UP and DOWN trips.) Safety is also excellent. If you are on a long journey then do not believe in the catering service at all. (They provide veg menu only.) They will take the charges from you but may not serve at all. That's why it is advisable to arrange your own food from home. Apart from this difficulty everything is good. The ticket availability is also excellent. One can book tickets, 7 days before the journey in either direction. Only in summer there may be a little rush and one may get a waiting list ticket.
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Dec 12 2016 (12:56)   22323/Shabd Bhedi SF Express

namitaduttade~   63 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2088505            Tags   Past Edits
Newly introduced LHB fied Shabd Bhedi Superfast Express. The best connection from Kolkata to Varanasi. The passenger coaches are new as well.
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Jul 07 2017 (16:02)   MGR/Munger (Monghyr) (2 PFs)

❤️हावड़ा सहरसा स्पेशल वाया मुंगेर❤~   1279 blog posts   1464 correct pred (63% accurate)
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Old name MONGHYR
Railway is still using this name on ticket..N many official work.
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Aug 30 2014 (09:49)   16590/Rani Chennamma Express

APV*^~   4122 blog posts   1844 correct pred (92% accurate)
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Nice train to travel from Dharwad to Bangalore...
clean..good speed....almost all coaches are 13made....

Sep 04 2014 (06:32)
MKS*^~   19137 blog posts   1813 correct pred (78% accurate)
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_/\_ RCE _/\_
ISO Certified train..:-)
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Jan 06 2015 (20:51)   16590/Rani Chennamma Express | BGM/Belagavi (Belgaum) (3 PFs)

KJM SBC YPR~   423 blog posts   48 correct pred (68% accurate)
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I used to travel in this train almost a decade ago. I do not even remember whether catering was available, THEN. Now, that IRI mentions that catering is available, I would like to know when going from SBC to BGM / MRJ / KOP is catering available after UBL?

I am asking this as I had a very BAD experience perhaps somewhere in between 1998 - 2000 - I was travelling from SBC to BGM and the journey upto DWR was as usual, but once our train crossed Alnavar (LWR)
we had too many un-scheduled stoppages midway on the tracks in 'thick n dense' Dandeli Forests - Somehow the train reached NAGARGALI station. And it never moved further from there until I was there. The reason - a goods train that was just ahead of our train had derailed ahead of NAG. At this single platform stn, we had nothing to eat. Just a small tea shop outside the stn. We helplessly waited for more than 3 hours at this station. However, some locals made some hot UPMA / UPPIT and OGGARANE AVVALAKKI (Puffed rice dish) and sold to helpless and hungry passengers. The IR authorities then arranged 3 to 4 KSRTC buses from Dharwad Depot that arrived by around 12 noon and we were ferried to BGM - I was happy to reach BGM at 2 p.m. and passengers who were bound further were arranged accommodation in a spl train from BGM to Miraj.
I am strongly making this a point that when this train reaches UBL, its too early in the morning and most of the passengers are either asleep or do not bother to have anything more than a cup of tea/coffee at UBL, though hot and tasty IDLYs and WADAs are available at UBL from 5 a.m. itself. Further, after LWR, its thick forest, and forest and forest and nothing else upto Khanapur.
So my suggestion - carry some packed snacks (biscuits/cakes/wafers/wafer-biscuits etc) and at least a few liters of drinking water as a contingency measure - especially if you are travelling with kids. Alternately, make sure you are awake when train reaches UBL and then get some IDLY / WADAs as parcel. Its always best to have these contingency plans for food / water ready before starting your journey.
And last thought - Most of us, now-a-days carry less cash while travelling in trains for various reasons - one of them being - ATMs are available at stations - but its good to have some cash handy in emergencies when one is stuck in between two big stations - where there is nothing available and then imagine that you had to make quite a distance by hiring some vehicle locally to reach nearest ATM - this helps.

TRAVEL SAFE - PLAN for CONTINGENCY - Pantry/catering available or not - Carry enough food and water.

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Jan 07 2015 (22:28)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2563 blog posts   168 correct pred (70% accurate)
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24 now...

Jan 07 2015 (22:46)
KJM SBC YPR~   423 blog posts   48 correct pred (68% accurate)
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BGM has everything. Kunda, Idly Wadas (not as good as in UBL), Wada Paav, Egg Omlets, etc. Many Engineering students from KLE Engg college and GIT Engg college of BGM come here to savour EGG omlets, Bhurji, Half-boiled (Bull's eye) etc between 12 midnight and 3 a.m. - when all restaurants are closed and these hungry-guts need to cool down their hunger. And I do not want to forget to mention here that ADRAK ki CHAAI is also available inside and also outside of the BGM STN.

Sep 13 2015 (14:42)
kiranabc07   96 blog posts   34 correct pred (52% accurate)
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Hello sir,
You are telling 15 years old story.The Belgaum is now one of the top 10 stations of SWR.I have travelled more stations in SWR but belgaum is best.
Don't worry about food .Login to and enter your pnr,select menu and order yummy and delicious food which I have tasted.

Sep 13 2015 (14:55)
Jallikattu Is My Birth Right*   6739 blog posts   1641 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1332596-16            Tags   Past Edits
I was in Belgaum recently. The food options is not good even now. Regarding yatrachef the minimum order for Belgaum is Rs 180 which I think is not good for single travelers.

Mar 09 2016 (17:16)
sandeshsathish   102 blog posts
Re# 1332596-17            Tags   Past Edits
Catering is available at Londa Junction
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