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12860/Gitanjali Express (PT)
গীতাঞ্জলী এক্সপ্রেস     गीतांजलि एक्सप्रेस

HWH/Howrah Junction --> CSTM/Mumbai CSM Terminus

 
 
Inaugural Run
Mon Dec 26, 1977
Pantry/Catering
✓ Pantry Car
✓ On-board Catering
✓ E-Catering
Food ok
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12860 Howrah–Mumbai CST Gitanjali Express has been rescheduled to leave Howrah at 15.50 hrs. instead of 13:50 hrs. today (22/06/2017)
Thu Jun 22, 2017 (11:08AM)
Updated: May 26 2017 (23:27) by RF Shanku^~
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RSA - Rake Sharing
RSA pattern is 18410--12860--12859--18409 ;; 5 rakes (combined). only PC belongs to SER. aatt/dett at SRC Yard.
Rating: 2.7/5 (237 votes)
cleanliness - poor (42)
punctuality - good (42)
food - average (36)
ticket avbl - average (42)
u/r coach - poor (17)
railfanning - good (39)
safety - average (36)
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Toilet/Water/Cleanliness
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2652 views
Mar 31 2017 (23:29)   12860/Gitanjali Express (PT)

Yuva Rahul^~   4344 blog posts   7253 correct pred (80% accurate)
Entry# 2217824            Tags   Past Edits
Gitanjali Exp is very good train in terms of Speed, Puncuality, & Priority. But in terms of Cleaning very Bad. In my journey my coach was S11 2014 made Coach no 14217 is in very pethentic from inside. In my Journey on 30/03/17 toilet cleaning done only at Roukala. Full coach is dirty.
Chargeing Point avilable in train on Both side with 110Volt warning only for mobile chargeing

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Apr 01 2017 (09:40)
Sahil~   19 blog posts   4 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2217824-1            Tags   Past Edits
In terms of cleaning all train in same condition

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Apr 01 2017 (10:35)
Yuva Rahul^~   4344 blog posts   7253 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 2217824-2            Tags   Past Edits
UR ticket wale bahut pass SL me cadhte hai

Apr 01 2017 (11:00)
Guest: 2a19228b   show all posts
Re# 2217824-3            Tags   Past Edits
110 KV nahi 110 volt. 110 Kilo Volt to 110000 volt ho gaya, itna high voltage current to Power grid me hota hai..:D

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Apr 01 2017 (11:07)
Himalayan रेलवे😊^~   4993 blog posts   1743 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 2217824-4            Tags   Past Edits
puri train me current flow ho jayega 11000 volt se to

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Apr 01 2017 (11:08)
Guest: 2a19228b   show all posts
Re# 2217824-5            Tags   Past Edits
11,000 nahi 110 KV hua 110000 volt, itne high voltage current se train jal jayega.

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Apr 01 2017 (11:14)
Yuva Rahul^~   4344 blog posts   7253 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 2217824-6            Tags   Past Edits
Sorry now corrected
07
Train Tip
Ticket Booking/WL
0 Followers
4455 views
Dec 20 2016 (01:12)   12859/Gitanjali Express (PT)

SECR Cleanest Zone of IR~   793 blog posts   41 correct pred (77% accurate)
Entry# 2096962            Tags   Past Edits
Gitanjali is a train known for its speed and punctuality despite the rather high number of halts between Bhusaval and Jharsuguda. The tickets in this get sold out very quickly and hence getting one is difficult. However, the Sleeper class coaches were as good as unreserved (I travelled from NGP to DURG). If you are travelling in AC then peace of mind is guaranteed but for Sleeper class, prefer Jnaneswari/Samarsata/Mumbai Weekly SF etc. ! (Based on personal experience)

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Dec 20 2016 (17:52)
Dipanjan Das~   1589 blog posts   64 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 2096962-1            Tags   Past Edits
Even 3AC Is Disaster In This Train...

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Dec 20 2016 (18:00)
SECR Cleanest Zone of IR~   793 blog posts   41 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 2096962-2            Tags   Past Edits
3AC was nice when I travelled :) Anyway thanks for the opinion

3642 views
Dec 21 2016 (17:11)
amitdey73   70 blog posts   562 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2096962-3            Tags   Past Edits
coaches of this train are in very bad condition

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Dec 21 2016 (20:40)
SECR Cleanest Zone of IR~   793 blog posts   41 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 2096962-4            Tags   Past Edits
Indeed ! Thanks to bad maintenance of ECoR (This has RSA with 18409/18410) and SER SRC CDO

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Dec 21 2016 (21:12)
PIyUsH SInGH™^~   2033 blog posts   2864 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2096962-5            Tags   Past Edits
Good clearence upto HWH-TATA more than 100 WL will CNF

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Dec 22 2016 (04:22)
SECR Cleanest Zone of IR~   793 blog posts   41 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 2096962-6            Tags   Past Edits
No idea but WL31 didnt confirm in HWH DURG sector :(
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General
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Aug 10 2014 (15:41)   12860/Gitanjali Express (PT)

Guest: 5ec39217   show all posts
Entry# 1183609            Tags   Past Edits
One of the most punctual trains of IR & pride of SER...gets d most no. of passengers from SER...UR coaches always are jam packed. .the passengers come early morning to stand in line n find a UR seat in this train...

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Dec 08 2016 (13:19)
Guest: 390f798a   show all posts
Re# 1183609-1            Tags   Past Edits
This train Has RSA With Sri Jagannath Express. Base-PURI. PC Dett at SRC Yard

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Dec 08 2016 (13:30)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2511 blog posts   166 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1183609-2            Tags   Past Edits
Heard these days Pantry car (wich is of S.E.Rly) is not detached but just kept locked, goes & comes with 18409/10.

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Feb 09 2017 (14:40)
swarajdeshpande0   5 blog posts
Re# 1183609-3            Tags   Past Edits
This train is almost running punctual i.e. somewhat running late upto 1 hour. Its speed is increased with entering the state of Maharashtra, especially, Nagpur. I travelled in this train several times but I got only 2 results. One of them is that its punctuality. Its scheduled time at NGP is 7:20 but it sometimes reach at 7:45. Another one is that if it is running late then slowly-slowly its speed is increased between 2 halts that's why the late duration also decreases upto its destination.

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Feb 27 2017 (15:24)
Pran Pratim Ghosh   23613 blog posts   100323 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1183609-4            Tags   Past Edits
Saw one morning at HWH. Sri Jagannath didn't had PC.

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Feb 27 2017 (17:59)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2511 blog posts   166 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1183609-5            Tags   Past Edits
Then I stand to be corrected!
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Train Tip
Ticket Booking/WL
0 Followers
7245 views
May 03 2016 (14:16)   12860/Gitanjali Express (PT)

Jai Ho ™^~   12214 blog posts   121243 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 1830694            Tags   Past Edits
Good clearance upto TATA, as it comes under GNWL.
Even WL/500+ can be cleared in SL class.

5131 views
Sep 20 2016 (03:41)
DAIPAYAN RAY   62 blog posts   319 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1830694-1            Tags   Past Edits
5th October Cstm-Hwh Gnwl 305 currently. Would you suggest to book?

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Sep 20 2016 (08:49)
Jai Ho ™^~   12214 blog posts   121243 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1830694-2            Tags   Past Edits
Nope
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Train Tip
Food/Catering
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Feb 06 2014 (02:40)   12859/Gitanjali Express (PT)

srvbaksi   397 blog posts   409 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 985858            Tags   Past Edits
The price of food frm pantry is excesively high & quality is not upto that mark....the price of chicken meal is 130/plate....only a single piece of chicken will be seved, egg biriyani is 100....its better to order food frm nagpur comesum outlet....atleast worth spending

Feb 06 2014 (12:19)
upcomming   41 blog posts   357 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 985858-1            Tags   Past Edits
Same in 12129 (AZAD HIND) . veg meal is 100 and quality is very very bad .

8716 views
Feb 06 2014 (23:40)
Dip Saha   253 blog posts   586 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 985858-2            Tags   Past Edits
same in 12510...veg rs. 100/-

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Feb 08 2014 (12:53)
DJ™^~   15641 blog posts   185535 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 985858-3            Tags   Past Edits
Most cheap food with excellent service in CSTM-HWH route is in 12101/02
Veg Biryani-Rs.50
Egg Biryani-Rs.60 (2 eggs with curry)
Chicken Biryani-Rs.70
Veg meal-Rs.70
Egg
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meal-Rs.80
Chicken meal-Rs.90-100
Veg cutlet with bread butter-Rs.30
Omlet with bread butter-Rs-35
Veg Chowmein-Rs.35

8478 views
Feb 28 2014 (08:13)
sourabhbtech   14 blog posts   56 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 985858-4            Tags   Past Edits
afaik comesum nagpur is costlier than the pantry services of your train....food is not upto mark too...

8144 views
Feb 28 2014 (11:31)
Nitish kumar*^~   13809 blog posts   1209 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 985858-5            Tags   Past Edits
I have used nagpur Comesum many times .The quality of food was good.

8760 views
Mar 01 2014 (18:34)
sourabhbtech   14 blog posts   56 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 985858-6            Tags   Past Edits
have u tried the naivedyam thali at nagpur? if not then u should...

8579 views
Mar 01 2014 (23:52)
Kishor*^~   4675 blog posts   123 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 985858-7            Tags   Past Edits
The Population Explosion has strained our resources. This happens when Claimants are more and only One Cake is available.

9278 views
Mar 11 2014 (16:27)
Dipanjan Das   704 blog posts   2 correct pred (40% accurate)
Re# 985858-8            Tags   Past Edits
I Personally Have Traveled By Gitanjali.... There Are Some Restaurant Guys, Who ll Come Onboard With Ready To Eat VEG MEALS.... They Charge Around INR 125/- [ It Was 125 In 202]. You Wont Even Need To Get Down From Your Comfortable Seat... Non-Vegeterians [ Like Me] Still Got "Areas Of Concern]

8311 views
May 10 2014 (12:33)
Rodrock   860 blog posts   23104 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 985858-9            Tags   Past Edits
@which station particularly you are talking about state it it will be beneficial to others too.I also have bad experience for food in gitanjali.

9120 views
May 21 2014 (07:15)
Dipanjan Das   704 blog posts   2 correct pred (40% accurate)
Re# 985858-10            Tags   Past Edits
Nagpur

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Oct 27 2014 (16:09)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2511 blog posts   166 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 985858-11            Tags   Past Edits
Sure, their food and coffee is great... I had when traveling in 12870...

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Jan 31 2015 (08:52)
gautymaity   1 blog posts
Re# 985858-12            Tags   Past Edits
Freinds, the problem is we do not the exact rate of the meals. If I want a veg meal I quietly tell the pantry boy that I want 'standard meal.' which comprises on paratha, rice, 1 sabzi, dal, curd/sweet and small packaged water. These people force extra stuff into the meal and the price becomes higher. If the pantry boy is adamant with the higher price then talk to the pantry manager and let him know that you are aware of the actual price. If they don not budge tell them you will file a written complain to the railway board along with other passengers. IRTC catering complaint helpline no is -1800111321. Just make sure you do not fight with them. You may use powerful words but the tome should be soft and nice, because they do not want other passengers to know exactly what you are talking about. This has...
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always worked for me. Hope this helps you as well.
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