As per after the introduction of new LHB coaches in 12626/25 Kerala Express the facilities on board have really improved. Toilets of 3A. Are equipped with mat finish. so to provide stability while in use. Biotoilets enfitted. Fragrant Liquid soaps, Stainless steel comod and sink. Mirror is really attractive.
Mai b travel kia tha family sath
Jhs to ndls
Achi train h
Food, maintenance, priority, punctuality, cleanliness sb acha rha
Catering service is perfect specially snacks like Bhajiya, Cutlets, and Pakoda.. Tea was fine. Cup noodles and tomato soup were also available.
Mene vada idli lia tha 40rs ka
Thats a great step.. Hope people to maintain the discipline and its maintenance. as its initially our duty to keep it safe and clean.
Beware while booking 2AC in this train.. It can surprise you with a 3rd AC coach instead of a 2AC coach...
Spotting this almost twice a week...
must be a particular rake.
1-Will IR play this trick with passengers who book 2AC are given 3AC?
2-Passengers can claim difference of fare ?
3-Deficiency in service: enables passengers to claims 'compensation' as well ?
not a particular rake...
This happens due to shortage of 2 AC coach in TVC Division. A common site for this train. I know this well since I can see the train passing by in front of ma office.
1. Answer is YES bcoz the coaches sent for POH are not returned back to TVC Div. So they are forced to add an additional 3AC coach available at KCVL. The train is shunted at KCVL.
2. Passengers can avail the Diff in fare
3. Can apply for compensation. but so far I have not come across such
Thanks fr the 2 REDS.. but Sid Bhayia, its the fact. Coz my office is near to KCVL station.
For a morning railfanning my spot is KCVL. SO Kerala Exp spotting No 1.
Then the rake shunted to KCVL.. Spotting No 2
Departure from TVC.. Spotting no 3
Oh ok- will change it to no opinion- but looks theres no option to change the light
its not about changing the opinion or Signals or such... its the fact of Kerala express. The coaches sent for POH are not returned back by TN. So the TVC Div is forced to utilize whatever they have. 428 coaches sent for POH.. out of that only 210 coaches were returned back...
And I can say this 100% coz I see the rakes daily except Sundays,
Same goes for Netravati express
But netra gets both the 2AC man... its not a common site.. but for kerala its becoming almost common. Shunting of Kerala takes place in KCVL and for Netra at TVC. So they seldom remove the 2AC. but For kerala, daily coach interchanging is common.. Shunters are given instruction at KCVL to operate only on Kerala express from 9:10 am till 1130 am for kerala express...
Some times whn 2Ac is missing Kerala express will be taken to TVC only at 11:30 am...
Average time departure of the Kerala express is around 11:30
In last winter the people who took 3AC tickets as been forced to travel in SL...
coz the coach was takn out for TVC-MAS dornt...
and the one compntd was arrested by RPF at ERS
Didnt get you Roshan Roy ? Who was arrested ? BTW TWO many Roshans in this blog :)
The pax who complained was arrestd..
The rake of Today's Kerala express....
For the 5 reds... HERE YOU GO.....
u rocked, red once chocked
Are wah... sabashhhh .. :P
the train was in main line and i just entered the station like that man, just having doubt at the ac comp and there it worked and good i had my camera with me.. :P
Does this issue still persists?? I have booked in 2a for journey in may ( 12626, NDLS-TVC). Hope this issue is sorted out!.
One such incident happened with my father n brother, maybe a deacde back. They had tickets for 2a,but no coach NDLS-TVC. finally they had to travel in general upto jhansi, then were given 3a berths.
In one of my trip, train didn't have pantry car. Passengers where literally running for food n water at major stoppages.
Normally when u book via Eticket , u cant be upgraded to next higher class...for ex., u might have booked a 3AC , but u will be seen a SL instead due to repair or so...but if u want to upgrade to 2AC or 1AC even though if there is vacant in those classes , u cant in case of ETicket..In case of PRS Tickets u can be upgraded next to higher class for want of accommodation..the option left with those Eticket holders are they can get the LCC certificate from TTE and apply for refunds..that too via TDR filing through online only..PRS ticket holders can get the refund via at any reservation counters.....Jai Ho PRS..
One of the most unclean trains on IR with dirty bedrolls and broken toilets pls carry ur own bedsheet while traveling on this train!!!!
one of the problem is this train has 7 rakes, in some rakes few coaches are good and clean, but SR should ensure to maintain the cleanliness of this prestigious train.. also needs to allocate LHB coahes.
bedsheets ok....then what about toilets.....ha ha....take it easy
please refer my entry no. 903627. worst train i have ever travelled. worst & used bedsheets, IR must do some thing with this highest distance covering daily train.
I traveled in this train in 2011 between Jhansi and Katpadi. I will never travel on this train again. One of the worst trains I have traveled in. Feels like you are traveling inside a garbage bin. Never again.
The fact is almost all trains of TVC div face this problem and this being a long running train the problem is too much .
I think the problem is with our public who lack sense of cleanliness. They eat peanuts and drop the shells right where they are sitting, children are never taught to flush,spitting pan masala in the washbasin clogging the pipes etc. There are many long distance trains in different parts of the world and I can tell you most of them are kept very clean. First illegal entry should be stopped in reserved coaches. I think even PRS waitlisted tickets should automatically cancel once the charting has been done. It wont solve the problem but we should make a start somewhere.
but what abt the quality of service viz quality of blankets in ac, non issue of towel, used and dirty sheet. bad shapped and uncomfortable births. they are responsibility of IR.
IR can only do what it can. I have seen passengers blow their nose in the sheets,wipe shoes with their towel,wipe greasy(oily) hands in the sheets etc. No amount of washing will remove the stains. Am sorry to say we Indians are one of the dirtiest people around.Even Sub-saharan Africa is cleaner. Am sure I will get get lot of brickbats but I like to call spade a spade. With the amount of money we pay for our tickets IR provides us more than enough(regarding berths,blankets etc). Actually IR is running a charitable service(social responsibility) in my opinion.
I completely agree with u public is to be balmed for most of the issues of cleanliness and not evryone its we who spoil everythng and blame the railways
ok then lets agree on thing. IR should stop providing bedding in AC coaches and reduce ticket price accordingly. peoples will manage the things accordingly by their own. then there will be on complaints like this. nd make fine costing 4 times the ticket cost one has if he is cought siptting or dirtying coaches. but at the same time, IR must make such arrangement to stop begger, various seller from entering into train, who do not have any ticket thus cannot be fined.
MAS Division snatching TVC Division new coaches and returning old ones
Worst experience in GENERAL SECOND CLASS compartment. Pl not to travel in GENERAL COACH. Coaches are jam-packed after TIRUPATI.
:p You thought GN Coaches gonna be empty?
Most of the GN coaches of such Long distance are gonna be Packed most of the Time. Nothing Surprising in it.
If, Any members Traveled in this train Recently, Kindly again Review of the above !!
General Coches of Weekly long distance train having very less stops are found empty like 12484/Amritsar - Kochuveli Weekly SF Express. Trains which run daily are famous and never have empty general coaches or even any coach Sleeper,AC all full
Weekly me bhi wahi khali hote hain jo odd time pe stoppage lein aur bahut se station skip karein. Kocchuveli asr kai bade station bhi skip karti hai isliye khali chalti hai
had you recently take blessings at Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanam. I want to know more as I am planning to visit TTD and Srisailam in March 1st week.
Well you are always welcome to TPTY. You may go to darshan on Thursday becoz on that day you will get NIJAROOPA DARSHANAM. Which is on that day there will be no ornaments are wear to the LORD VENKATESA. Just a clothe has weared on that day.
I will depart on March 1st from Delhi. Please read my recent blog post Entry# 2864877 and provide your valuable suggestion
I am planning for a devotional rail trip to Tirupati and Srisailam Mallikarjunam Jyotirling in March 1st week. Please check below mentioned planning and reply with your valueable suggestions. Also mention never forget Temples and local sightseeing.
1 March - Depart from NDLS to TPTY via Kerala Exp.
2 March 21:00 - Arrive TPTY.
Ongole to Srisailam by bus appears to me to be very long for a bus journey. Sorry, I just checked and edited. It is 175 KM so busable
Yes ofcourse bro. I am nearby to Tirumala.
There is no direct trains to SRISAILAM. You may travel in bus or in private vehicle. But onething go to KRNT then take busses from Kurnool to Srisailam Is belongs to KURNOOL district not belongs to ONGOLE district.
any suggestion and change in plan if required. also about darshan is it crowdy
I checked at APSRTC website buses are available. Also TPTY to KRNT will take 7-8 hours and TPTY to OGL 3-4 hours
Rush at TML is common bro iy will take minimum 2hrs maximum is about 12hrs sometimes a day. Take darshan in Saturday. Because it is the favourite day of LORD SRIVENKATESWARA swamy. Then on sunday morning you may go to SRISAILAM. Take darshan at SRISAILAM on MONDAY. Because is the favourite day of LORD SIVA.
All over atleast 8hrs to travel from Tirupati - Srisailam.
One more info bro there is a tour conducted by APTDC I.e., nearby temple tour cost per person is approximately Rs400/- per head. They cover nearby temples.
thanks, I reserved sunday for sight seeing at Tirumala/tirupati.
Ya fine. For more info ask me.
I read the same type info but it was by TTD at 250 per person for 8-10 (8 Hour)Temples/Sight Seeing and 100 per person for 5 Temples(4 Hour) at TTD Website.
I would like to meet you during my visit to Tirumala/Tirupati if possible.
Ya forgoted the price bro. Ok anyway welcome to ANDHRAPRADESH in advance.
Please provide some information on different seva considering 1st time visitor which help us in getting quick and nice darshan
It was huge in length. I will describe it in 9:00pm today. Pl make a message on that time.
Hello Sir , I am available for more information
Well starting from darshan.
If u prefer freedharshan you will get 2 laddoos at rs20/- as a subsidy manner. For additional 2 laddoos you will pay rs50/- for free darshan you need to enter in Vaikuntam Queue Complex 2.
If you opted pedestrian darshan 1 laddoo is given in free of cost rest will above pattern. For pedestrian darshan you
We are planning to stay at Tirupati Friday night after arrival and to go to tirumala by feet through Srivari Mattu. Is this road or stairs. If road thenbwhat about the steep.
Well Srivari metlu is near CHANDRAGIRI and alipiri pedestrian steps are inside Tirupati. From Tirupati to Chandragiri there is no of busses are available.
It is always good to get advise and hints from people who know. You may also like to go through this website. I have opened the page on ''Tirupati and Tirumala''. Here it is: click here
. But please continue to find out more from IRI members.
Thanks to both of my friends. I just found a helpline number 1800 425 4141 set up by TTD and they confirmed that both Alipiri and Srivari Mattu are steps ie Stairs. So Idea totally dropped as I have my parents with me. We will go by bus to tirumala. Now it's all about the darshan and accommodation which still needs to be plan.
For quick darshan pl go through rs300/- per head darshan bro. Normal free darshan you may take a while. 2laddoos were given.
For Srisailam visit this click here
100% complete details
Remember one thing. For Srisalam you have to plan carefully if coming in evening Buses. Srisailam have 2 Check posts. One is in KRNT/BZA Road side and one is SC/MBNR Side. Both check posts will be closed from 21.00 pm to 5 AM due to Animals especially Tiger Movement at night. so no buses/Taxis any thing will be not allowed at that time. From SC side 2 Buses have permission to come to SSLM and both will start at 22.00 PM from SC and reach Srisailam by 2.30/3AM in Morning. i found so many times Peacock,Deers,Byson etc animals in that road. 3/4 times i saw Tigers also. Once a Tiger stopped my bus for 2 Hrs as it is eating a Deer on the Road. Drivers are not permitted to on the Lights or Horn when animals are on the road by forest Department. They must wait until they clear the
Visiting Places in Srisailam
1. Sakshi Ganapati - This small shrine located about 3 km from Srisailam and frequented by pilgrims since ancient times. The traditional belief is that the Ganapathi in this temple keeps regular account of all the pilgrims to tender ‘Sakshyam’ (evidence) of their visit to this Kshetram and is named as Sakshi Ganapathi. The sculpture of this deity is exquisitely made holding a book in the left hand and ‘Kalam’ (pen) in the right hand in such a way as noting down the names of devotee.
2.Hathakaeswaram:- This picturesque
you can book Cottages/Rooms in Srisailam details in the given link. click here
I read these points earlier on internet that all buses and taxis halted at Check post and We planned the trip in Day time. From TPTY to OGL by train and then from Ongole to Srisailam by bus.
Go to APSRTC web site and heck Buses. that will more helpful to you. if no bus to Srisailam on your preferred time come to Dornal & from there you can get bus for every 5-10 mints up to 22.00 PM
Sure brother, as I already checked it and have direct bus at my preferred time.
We are going Tirupati Holy Darshan of Lord Balaji...in April
Kindly Guide US,
Booked Special Darshan TIcket and accommodation also,
If any Kindly pls..Suggest..
Well welcome to TIRUPATI in advance.
We also Travel/Darshan Vellore Temple ... Kindly Suggest ..
Darshan from Tirupati to Vellore ...
Date - 13 April 18
From Tirupati to Vellore (Golden temple) there is a bus service operated by TN govt. It is from Srikalahasti to Vellore. Ask at A.P.S.R.T.C busstand for more details.
Sir, We Searched..
But not to find result from Tirupati to Vellore ...
If anyone, darshan before months/ Years or others, kindly suggest...
Here is a list of trains from Tirupati to Vellore /search/837/0/6621
One train available daily at 13.50, 2 trains available only on Saturday I.e., tomorrow. Check it. Private bus might be available from Tirupati to Vellore. Enquire once in the place where private buses stay i.e., opposite bus stand near Srinivasam pilgrimage complex. Even if you don't get a private bus or train suitable to you. You can go to Chittoor by bus, from Chittoor there will be number of bus services to Vellore. In Vellore new bus stand itself you can get bus towards Golden temple.
Ok. Now some changes in Tirumala hills TIMESLOT system is established in tirumala. So kindly take aadharcard with you. What I told in above reply. Busses are operating by TN govt. I forgot the bus number. But it is running from SRIKALAHASTI - VELLORE
Ok... Thanx for your kind suggestions....
We are staying in Srinivasnam Complex, if the Buses available then catch the Buses otherwise Train is other option.
What you expect from a long distance train having a general compartment.. morning trains from delhi like Samta,Hirakund,Mangla,Jhelum,Kerela, and evening trains like Goa,Mahakaushal,SK are always heavily packed.
Tirumala CRO Office se, jo Room TTD ki Taraf se Online Milte hai, Waha se Kitne Door Hai ...