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12664/Tiruchchirappalli - Howrah SF Express (PT)
திருச்சிராப்பள்ளி - ஹவுரா அதிவிரைவு ரயில்     तिरुच्चिराप्पल्लि - हावड़ा सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस

TPJ/Tiruchchirappalli Junction --> HWH/Howrah Junction

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▪️S6 & S7 are De-Reserved between TPJ-MS ▪️ Last SLR is differently abled & Ladies coach ▪️ Running with Uthkrist Rake.▪️ Permanently argumented with One AC III tier coach from 15.11.19
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May 22 2018 (11:42)   12663/Howrah - Tiruchchirappalli SF Express (PT)
swaminathan~   999 blog posts
Entry# 3440926            Tags   Past Edits
This tip is regarding occupancy in SL coach.
12663 is no different from 12841 in terms of occupancy.
Not advisable to book in SL if traveling with your family in ANY TRAIN under MAS-HWH section.
The people boarding in your coach will deboard only at MS, don't misjudge by looking at the bi-weekly tag :P

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May 22 2018 (11:55)
DjRahul~   3873 blog posts
Re# 3440926-1            Tags   Past Edits
Not Only HWH-MAS Section. Travelling In Sleeper Class And Even In 3A Has Become Disaster These Days, Through Out India. Even 3A Coaches Are "Privileged" With Non-Bonafied Passengers, Railway Staffs And Bla Bla Bla.... TTE In Most Trains Are Mute Spectator, Since These Population Ensure A Healthy "Pocket Money" For Them.... You Want To Travel With Family ? Book 2A Or Take A Flight

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May 22 2018 (12:02)
Hala Madrid 🇪🇸
promethsuresh^~   2832 blog posts
Re# 3440926-2            Tags   Past Edits
I like your sense of humor "pocket money"

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May 22 2018 (12:15)
swaminathan~   999 blog posts
Re# 3440926-3            Tags   Past Edits
Totally agree. A family was traveling with us and when they complained this issue to the TTE , he simply said "what can i do !!". TTE in these trains are similar to an e loco in Diesel section.

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May 22 2018 (12:17)
DjRahul~   3873 blog posts
Re# 3440926-4            Tags   Past Edits
"TTE in these trains are similar to an e loco in Diesel section. "..... This One Was Epic

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May 22 2018 (12:25)
Is paar ya us paar ⭐
BRCWAP7~   13207 blog posts
Re# 3440926-5            Tags   Past Edits
in my recent travel in 19707 Our co passenger was having 1seat and many luggage, AND was not allowing us to keep our luggage, At such instant TTE was a spectator ,he could not do anything, Than i inform RPF , And told the RPF , do anything and arrange space for us, otherwise we will treat the pax. in my style, and than u will lost ur Power to take action against us, .
He tried a lot But failed, .
Later on We beat the co pax. in our style (RPF
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dekhte rah gaya,)
And Successfully we created the space for luggage .
Aisa h humaara IR .
for a family ride , Flight or 2A are best .
coZ 3A and SL are of Same category

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May 22 2018 (12:32)
swaminathan~   999 blog posts
Re# 3440926-6            Tags   Past Edits
The power of these people varies across different sections depending on the scale of overcrowding.
In CSTM-MAS sector , the UR pax were throwed out by the SCR officials whereas it was ignored in HWH-MAS section by the same SCR zone officials.

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May 22 2018 (12:39)
Sumit Pal~   1502 blog posts
Re# 3440926-7            Tags   Past Edits
Agreed. 3AC in the present day is just sleeper with AC. 2AC is the best option with regards to travelling with family. Quiet and safe.

May 22 2018 (12:41)
Somanko
Somanko_ELST^~   33704 blog posts
Re# 3440926-8            Tags   Past Edits
Best is 2A for female pax and families.

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May 22 2018 (12:43)
DjRahul~   3873 blog posts
Re# 3440926-9            Tags   Past Edits
And Hygienic As Well

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May 22 2018 (12:45)
Saurabh®
Saurabhdubey_86^~   21776 blog posts
Re# 3440926-10            Tags   Past Edits
SR and SCR are best in this regard. they maintain a sense of discipline against ticketless and heavy luggaged pax.

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May 22 2018 (12:48)
swaminathan~   999 blog posts
Re# 3440926-11            Tags   Past Edits
Even 3A too ??

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May 22 2018 (12:50)
Is paar ya us paar ⭐
BRCWAP7~   13207 blog posts
Re# 3440926-12            Tags   Past Edits
SCR i had experienced in Hussainsagar exp 12702 , for excess luggage .
Rest all zones are unable to tackle such Cases .
The best way is to first inform the RPF incharge, if they are failed to take action, than Do it yourself .
"Your safety is in your hands"

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May 22 2018 (12:51)
DjRahul~   3873 blog posts
Re# 3440926-13            Tags   Past Edits
Yes

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May 22 2018 (12:53)
swaminathan~   999 blog posts
Re# 3440926-14            Tags   Past Edits
For journey <800 kms , SL can be preferred in a dedicated ONT like Godavari, Puri-HWH SF, SEB etc.

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May 22 2018 (12:59)
Is paar ya us paar ⭐
BRCWAP7~   13207 blog posts
Re# 3440926-15            Tags   Past Edits
GUJARAT MAIL ma bhi Sleeper journey acche se hoti h,
But beyond 800 km journey Its Better to take 2A , 3A

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May 22 2018 (13:20)
msmageshwar
magesh986972~   1377 blog posts
Re# 3440926-16            Tags   Past Edits
This happens like this every train bound from Bengal, Bihar . I have suffered like this incidents during 2001-2004 when i used to travel to VSKP from MAS in HWH mail, coromandel, ernakulam - patna, TVC-GWH,ERS-GWH, Even TTR can't do any thing, if he tells these persons he gets beaten. Note:-At that time there was no dedicated train to VSKP (although they introduced later)
Similar incidents occured during my Journey to MS in 2007 on JU-MS Express in 3AC , the passenger was from Falna he had 4 persons in 3AC and also his 2 workers in sleeper class, the man had called his worker from SL to his seat to sleep, but one passenger eventually complained to TTR
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and the man was caught by TT and he was fined around full ticket price.

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May 22 2018 (13:30)
swaminathan~   999 blog posts
Re# 3440926-17            Tags   Past Edits
Before undertaking this journey, i was thinking that only the SER giants (12839,12840,12841,12842) had this overcrowding issue in this sector but the truth is each and every train from bengal to south is running 300% of its occupancy no matter if its daily or not (in the case of SL)

May 22 2018 (13:38)
In a relationship with poorva exp❤❤
Shoubhik^~   9300 blog posts
Re# 3440926-18            Tags   Past Edits
1 compliments
100% correct
For travelling to north india, better to go for 2Ac
But if u r travelling in hwh-mas section, than u can opt for 3ac also. U will not find as such unreserved passengers in 3ac in hwh-mas section. I often travel between hwh and mas in 3Ac of trains like coro, mas mail, src mas ac exp, etc, i haven't seen unreserved passengers as such in 3ac coach in hwh-mas section. Yes u may see 1 or 2 here and there but they doesn't cause any inconvenience as such

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May 22 2018 (13:45)
swaminathan~   999 blog posts
Re# 3440926-19            Tags   Past Edits
In the case of MAS-ALD/MGS/DNR , is traveling by SL a regretful decision ?

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May 22 2018 (13:47)
msmageshwar
magesh986972~   1377 blog posts
Re# 3440926-20            Tags   Past Edits
Frankly posting, it is better avoid the SL coaches to ALD,MGS,DNP

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May 22 2018 (14:39)
In a relationship with poorva exp❤❤
Shoubhik^~   9300 blog posts
Re# 3440926-21            Tags   Past Edits
Better to avoid SL coaches for trains going to UP, bihar
If u ever spot Ernakulam Patna exp, u will see peoples literally hang from the doors of sleeper coaches just like they do in general coaches

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May 22 2018 (14:42)
Guest: 346ea0b4   show all posts
Re# 3440926-22            Tags   Past Edits
Sir my fav train 's Coromandel. Howrah 2 Chennai it's full alwys.AC3 is crwded 2.All trns to Chennai from Howrah are full

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May 22 2018 (15:08)
In a relationship with poorva exp❤❤
Shoubhik^~   9300 blog posts
Re# 3440926-23            Tags   Past Edits
I have travelled in coro 4times e2e, 2times in 3ac itself, Yes train do run jampacked but i haven't not find any unreserved passengers from hwh to Bza in 3ac. From Bza, some passengers do travel in 3ac upto mas but only after paying fine to TTE and getting a proper vacant seat from TTE

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May 22 2018 (15:44)
❤16535🌹GOLGUMBAZ EXPRESS🌹16536❤
Irshad13~   7881 blog posts
Re# 3440926-24            Tags   Past Edits
Why such difference here as In CSTM-MAS section they throw out UR pax but why not In MAS-HWH section? Does any profit for SCR in not doing so in that section?

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May 22 2018 (15:45)
sreerup kol
x-under SW-x   19272 blog posts
Re# 3440926-25            Tags   Past Edits
Maharashtra Police is very strict about these things.

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May 22 2018 (16:13)
swaminathan~   999 blog posts
Re# 3440926-26            Tags   Past Edits
In CSTM-MAS section, there may be around 100 UR pax boarding altogether but in HWH-MAS it is like 100 unauthorized pax per coach

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May 22 2018 (16:15)
❤16535🌹GOLGUMBAZ EXPRESS🌹16536❤
Irshad13~   7881 blog posts
Re# 3440926-27            Tags   Past Edits
You mean unauthirized pax are those who even dont have UR ticket with them? ticketless journey ppl?

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May 22 2018 (16:16)
swaminathan~   999 blog posts
Re# 3440926-28            Tags   Past Edits
No. Those who have it but boarding reserved coaches and deal with the TTE

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May 22 2018 (16:47)
Sumit Pal~   1502 blog posts
Re# 3440926-29            Tags   Past Edits
2A also provides a certain amount of privacy.

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May 22 2018 (16:49)
Sumit Pal~   1502 blog posts
Re# 3440926-30            Tags   Past Edits
SL can be bearable if railways pays some attention to the heavy boarding of WL or RAC passengers. Some Durontos also have sleepers and they are much better simply because there is no authorized passengers there

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May 22 2018 (18:17)
swaminathan~   999 blog posts
Re# 3440926-31            Tags   Past Edits
Regarding Traveling to North India, i guess South-Delhi sector is pretty safe to travel in SL.

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May 22 2018 (18:34)
Sumit Pal~   1502 blog posts
Re# 3440926-32            Tags   Past Edits
I don't think travelling in SL will be a good experience in any north bound trains

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May 22 2018 (18:36)
swaminathan~   999 blog posts
Re# 3440926-33            Tags   Past Edits
12641 was better when i traveled in it.

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May 22 2018 (18:43)
Sumit Pal~   1502 blog posts
Re# 3440926-34            Tags   Past Edits
When did you last travel in it

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May 22 2018 (18:59)
swaminathan~   999 blog posts
Re# 3440926-35            Tags   Past Edits
This april

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May 22 2018 (19:01)
Sumit Pal~   1502 blog posts
Re# 3440926-36            Tags   Past Edits
I see. Well I do not have any experience of travelling in trains from south-north. I am speaking from my experience of travelling in trains from east-north where the SL is a disaster.

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May 22 2018 (19:41)
12622 king of SR
Arvind~   7066 blog posts
Re# 3440926-37            Tags   Past Edits
TTE simply said one thing , 'In a train where 900 SL passengers should travel there are 1500 passengers travelling and so we can't do anything ' ...

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May 22 2018 (20:15)
DjRahul~   3873 blog posts
Re# 3440926-38            Tags   Past Edits
Why 1500 Are Traveling While The Capacity Is 900 ?

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May 22 2018 (21:24)
12622 king of SR
Arvind~   7066 blog posts
Re# 3440926-39            Tags   Past Edits
They are UR/WL pax ,he said he can't control them

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May 22 2018 (21:26)
DjRahul~   3873 blog posts
Re# 3440926-40            Tags   Past Edits
Such TTE's Should Immediately Be Suspended.... As Per Law, UR/WL Pax Can't Board Reserved Compartments. If The TTE Can't Control Them, They Are Not Fit For Job

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May 22 2018 (21:31)
12622 king of SR
Arvind~   7066 blog posts
Re# 3440926-41            Tags   Past Edits
Our Co passengers shouted that they will complain to RPF, the UR pax didn't even bother about it...it took 10 mins to Walk inside a coach from Seat number 1 to 72

May 22 2018 (21:38)
DjRahul~   3873 blog posts
Re# 3440926-42            Tags   Past Edits
Try Using Twitter. It Really Helps. I Do Use Twitter If & When I Have Issues While Traveling By Train

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Jul 23 2018 (18:59)
waiting for COVID to be eliminated 😷😷
Brandon12663^~   22998 blog posts
Re# 3440926-43            Tags   Past Edits
Like this condition in my fav trains
😂😂😂😂😂😢😢

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Jul 23 2018 (19:33)
swaminathan~   999 blog posts
Re# 3440926-44            Tags   Past Edits
That's why they are admired for 😎

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Jul 23 2018 (20:01)
waiting for COVID to be eliminated 😷😷
Brandon12663^~   22998 blog posts
Re# 3440926-45            Tags   Past Edits
Hmm mm 😂😂😂😂
My last visit to this train wasn't that crowd but yes there were WList pass...
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May 24 2018 (18:48)   12663/Howrah - Tiruchchirappalli SF Express (PT)
12622 king of SR
Arvind~   7066 blog posts
Entry# 3449289            Tags   Past Edits
FOOD : Vegetarian food is available in limited quantity , you will get only Upma (for breakfast) , Veg. Biriyani (dinner) , Lunch with panner. All these things are very limited and you should get it at the earliest. Non veg food includes Egg biriyani, Chicken Biriyani, Lunch with Fish and Omlette(for breakfast). These things are available in plenty and most of the passengers buy Non veg only.
Water bottle , Tea and Cool drinks vendor comes often and you won't get IRCTC Railneer water bottles, Snacks such as samosa ,aalo bonda available.
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board from HWH and want veg food better get it packed from HWH itself , CTC you won't get anything and Never ever think of buying Food @ BBS it is worst to core.
Day 2 breakfast you can get from RJY.
CLEANLINESS: before departure the train is neat and clean , but after 1 hour itself all the wash basin and toilets gets choked however the OBHS staffs will regularly do their Job .
Punctuality: This Train gets priority almost in every section and arrives early or with minimal delay.
CROWD: This is the major concern each and every SL coach will carry at least 120 Passengers and they will sleep every where on the floor. Don't get down from the tain if the halt is less than 10 mins because the people sitting/standing on the door will not let you to board the train.They will also lock all the doors and sleep there so Be careful if you are boarding from intermediate station especially during night time.
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Bedding
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Feb 07 2015 (17:41)   12663/Howrah - Tiruchchirappalli SF Express (PT)
Kolkata   411 blog posts
Entry# 1363091            Tags   Past Edits
The beddings are good..clean...even the curtains on 2A are nea...
Feb 01 2015 (17:17)   12663/Howrah - Tiruchchirappalli SF Express (PT)
Kolkata   411 blog posts
Entry# 1357499            Tags   Past Edits
A1 has only one charging point in each bay...that's quite disappointing...
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General
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Feb 03 2015 (19:30)   12663/Howrah - Tiruchchirappalli SF Express (PT)
Kolkata   411 blog posts
Entry# 1359344            Tags   Past Edits
Food is good..but prices are high..veg meal 100/-;chicken meal 130/
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