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12515/Thiruvananthapuram - Silchar Express (PT)
തിരുവനന്തപുരം - സിൽച്ചർ എക്സ്പ്രസ്     तिरुवनंतपुरम - सिलचर एक्सप्रेस

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▶️TVC - SCL Express is Superfast Between GHY & TVC and Mail/Express Between Silchar & Guwahati .▶️ Departure from Thiruvananathapuram Central on 14.10.18.is cancelled
Fri Oct 12, 2018 (09:28PM)
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12507/12508 . Consist of 3 Rakes.
Rating: 2.0/5 (69 votes)
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Train Tip
Toilet/Water/Cleanliness
0 Followers
6972 views
Dec 05 2018 (00:21)   12515/Thiruvananthapuram - Silchar Express (PT)

ankit~   180 blog posts   2471 correct pred (83% accurate)
Entry# 4069352            Tags   Past Edits
this is worst train than ghy bnc sf exp 12509/10. overcrowded at its peak. sleeper seems to be like general. coaches are old and dirty.
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Train Tip
Seating
0 Followers
18043 views
Apr 10 2018 (21:15)   12515/Thiruvananthapuram - Silchar Express (PT)

LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   7290 blog posts   12302 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 3289364            Tags   Past Edits
Yesterday thought that will board this train's General or Sleeper compartment with a General ticket from Vizianagram to Balasore. I am again saying, I "Thought" to board.
Train arrived exact on time at VZM platform 4.
General coaches were already filled up and people were hanging on Doors already. Toilets were also full of people with No windows. Passengers had broken the window so that toilets could be used as a window seat. :P
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the 13 Sleeper coaches, each and every coach was full it people upto brim. Doors were jammed and even if you have your confirm ticket, you will have to spend huge amount of energy and time to reach your seat.
AC coaches were also having WL or regular passengers seating near Attendant's bed. But inside their were no unauthorized entries.
If you are travelling with family or ladies or even alone, Try to avoid the SL coaches and GS coaches.
After hearing about coach conditions, you can imagine what will the Cleanliness and maintenance condition of this train.

13874 views
Apr 11 2018 (21:33)
FireFlies~   1485 blog posts   3213 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 3289364-1            Tags   Past Edits
I think the reason for this is the lack of trains from eastern India to Kerala. Just four SF trains and two leaves from Shalimar.

13916 views
Apr 11 2018 (21:37)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   7290 blog posts   12302 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 3289364-2            Tags   Past Edits
ERS Antodyaya Runs averagely filled.
Its not lack of trains, Its about no knowledge for option trains.
Generally these crowd are those people who are lesser literate or illiterate. Thus they know about well renowned trains for a specific routes, unlike us who search for trains on Internet.
Example: People who are of lower class or illiterate will say the name of Coromandal Express
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or Chennai Mail if asked to travel from Kolkata to Chennai, even if there's a less renowned weekly or special train running on exact same route.
Only solution is running clone trains of well renowned and crowded trains.

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Apr 11 2018 (21:42)
Obi Wan has taught you well~   3879 blog posts   1667 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 3289364-3            Tags   Past Edits
the only train they run nowadays is humsuffer :p
no clone plone.
similarly, rather than spending crores on creating new lines, we could use them in doubling existing lines, implementing automatic signals etc so as to create new slots for trains but we won't.

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Apr 12 2018 (00:41)
FireFlies~   1485 blog posts   3213 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 3289364-4            Tags   Past Edits
It's strange that a train like Antodyaya which I think is a brilliant concept runs averagely filled. And yes, the problem is lack of information on the part of the less privileged. However, I still believe there are some routes where a train or two is lacking. Like in HWH-PURI route, you have numerous trains(daily+weekly+bi-weekly) but no direct trains exist between HWH-Kerala!(by direct I mean originating or terminating at HWH). Now I understand PURI is a popular tourist destination but still, why not have at least one good train(Bi-weekly) on such an important HWH-Trivandrum route? I think there is effort lacking from both IR and the common masses.

Apr 12 2018 (00:49)
🌹06919UBL BJP UBL PASS SPL06920🌹~   6831 blog posts   440 correct pred (57% accurate)
Re# 3289364-5            Tags   Past Edits
I heard from one of my kerala collegue that ppl of kerala go gulf countries and in kerala no more local labour available so ppl of eastern side come here lot for worKS and for them kerala is like gulf so I think all the kerala eastern bound trains will be always full jam packed..

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Apr 12 2018 (00:54)
12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~   44601 blog posts   44575 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 3289364-6            Tags   Past Edits
So all labours in Kerala are from East/North-East? And Gulf has labours from Kerala?

13757 views
Apr 12 2018 (01:03)
🌹06919UBL BJP UBL PASS SPL06920🌹~   6831 blog posts   440 correct pred (57% accurate)
Re# 3289364-7            Tags   Past Edits
Yes in Gulf you can most of kerala ppl in all shops malls offices in fact they have big big associations. You might heard about LULU Hypermarkets it's head quartered at UAE and owner of this is kerala person so only LULU hypermarket mall you can find in kochi but not in other city's yet but Egypt Saudi Oman Kuwait baharain Malaysia India UAE all this countries have this hypermarkets branches

13757 views
Apr 12 2018 (01:06)
🌹06919UBL BJP UBL PASS SPL06920🌹~   6831 blog posts   440 correct pred (57% accurate)
Re# 3289364-8            Tags   Past Edits
My friend want to contruct home but no kerala local labour but some r their who demand more and u have to keep waiting for them one or another day so ppl prefer these eastern India labour who charge bit low then locals and do the works but now a days crimes increasing as some ppl find no mens in home they rob or rape and run away these all that kerala friend told.

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Apr 12 2018 (01:09)
🌹06919UBL BJP UBL PASS SPL06920🌹~   6831 blog posts   440 correct pred (57% accurate)
Re# 3289364-9            Tags   Past Edits
The same situation u can see in Ratnagiri district dhapoli and bhatkal and Mangaluru of karnataka almost go gulf countries for jobs.. dhapoli have large labour from north karnataka places like bijapur Belgaum districts

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Apr 12 2018 (01:16)
🌹06919UBL BJP UBL PASS SPL06920🌹~   6831 blog posts   440 correct pred (57% accurate)
Re# 3289364-10            Tags   Past Edits
In Gulf these gulf ppl don't do any works they only need official jobs the road and bathroom cleaning labors are most from Bangladesh and business ppl from kerala and Tamil Nadu Engineers/Good profile job holders from from
India Tamil Nadu Karnataka Hyderabad Andhra pradesh Kerala Mumbai Gorakpur Patna Delhi
Pakistan Karachi Lahore sialkot
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are second populated ppl in almost all gulf countries
USA ranks most of Indians from Andra pradesh only lot of telugu ppl in USA..
This is small info on migration of ppl for levelihood..☺.

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Apr 12 2018 (01:19)
🌹06919UBL BJP UBL PASS SPL06920🌹~   6831 blog posts   440 correct pred (57% accurate)
Re# 3289364-11            Tags   Past Edits
Not North East only from East probably he told west Bengal and bihar ppl more their for works..

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Apr 12 2018 (01:19)
12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~   44601 blog posts   44575 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 3289364-12            Tags   Past Edits
Canada - Punjabis

14948 views
Apr 12 2018 (01:21)
🌹06919UBL BJP UBL PASS SPL06920🌹~   6831 blog posts   440 correct pred (57% accurate)
Re# 3289364-13            Tags   Past Edits
North East ppl in bengaluru are more for jobs and even from Nepal I heard as one of our company labour from Nepal his son went Bengaluru for job search he told

14914 views
Apr 12 2018 (01:25)
🌹06919UBL BJP UBL PASS SPL06920🌹~   6831 blog posts   440 correct pred (57% accurate)
Re# 3289364-14            Tags   Past Edits
Even some Pakistani Punjabi guys also prefer Canada only. I met one guy from Jammu kashmir he was planning to go Canada and their was like if he stay their for some years then he can get citizenship and with that he try job in Gulf for which salaries will paid in dollars and send those convert those dollars into Indian rupees and it will be more amount compared to Saudi riyal conversion to Indian rupees which will be bit less amount.

14791 views
Apr 12 2018 (20:14)
Guest: 7ff528ee   show all posts
Re# 3289364-15            Tags   Past Edits
Yes. Its true.

14746 views
Apr 12 2018 (22:47)
Rail Fanning~   4019 blog posts
Re# 3289364-17            Tags   Past Edits
I must admit that it was extremely brave of you to even think of this. I wonder how the TTE's man the coaches. Do they even get into sleeper coaches ?
Also the pantry car guys..........wonder how they are able to navigate through such crowd and sell things. As of now there are weekly trains running from Assam to Kerala for 3 days (3 weekly trains)........even if they start another tri weekly/bi weekly in new slots for the rest of the week, hopefully some load should come down. In this way you almost end up having one train for every day of the week

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Apr 13 2018 (19:30)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   7290 blog posts   12302 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 3289364-20            Tags   Past Edits
Agree with you. Generally TTE dont come towards these SL coaches.
PC guys easily go through these crowds. I think they are talented in this. ;P
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Train Tip
Seating
0 Followers
17465 views
Nov 16 2016 (21:53)   12516/Silchar - Thiruvananthapuram Express (PT)

LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   7290 blog posts   12302 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 2062452            Tags   Past Edits
I had to travel from Kharagpur To Balasore after alighting from LTT HWH Jnaneswari Superfast Express.
I knew this train General coach condition.
When this train arrived at Platform 1 of KGP, the First GS coach from Loco was completely Jam Packed.
But the GS coach was hardly 50-60% filled up. When i queried about it, i got answer that its MILITARY
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Coach.
This i didnt knew about this.
This Military GS coach at the Front side near the Loco (3rd Bogie after SLR and GS , just before the S1).
It was brand new 2015 made and has charging sockets near every seat.
PS: Military personals and Dependents, kindly do keep this tip in mind for this train.
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Train Tip
General
0 Followers
19139 views
Jan 26 2016 (18:35)   12515/Thiruvananthapuram - Silchar Express (PT)

x-under SW-x   1045 blog posts   321 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 1721881            Tags   Past Edits
The coach postilion changes every now and then. Make sure before you travel.
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Train Tip
Toilet/Water/Cleanliness
0 Followers
22234 views
Dec 29 2013 (10:41)   12515/Thiruvananthapuram - Silchar Express (PT)

x-under SW-x   1045 blog posts   321 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 949173            Tags   Past Edits
Cleanliness.. you cannot sit in a neighboring train if this guy is on other track.. thats the smell in it .. Mainly SL and GEN .. AC are clean i feel .
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