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Medium; Side View; Small TB; 2 AC; Outside of Train;
Entry# 2296850-0
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Medium; Side View; Sleeper; Outside of Train; Moving Straight;
Entry# 2493285-0


12617/Mangala Lakshadweep SF Express (PT)
മംഗള ലക്ഷദ്വീപ് എക്സ്പ്രസ്സ്‌     मंगला लक्षद्वीप एक्सप्रेस

ERS/Ernakulam Junction (South) --> NZM/Hazrat Nizamuddin

 
 
Inaugural Run
Sat Aug 01, 1998
Pantry/Catering
✓ Pantry Car
✓ On-board Catering
✓ E-Catering
Samosa/Dal wada(Per piece 10/-); Chicken curry with Paranthas 100/-; Egg curry...
more...
with Paranthas 90/-; Special Veg curry with Paranthas 80/-; Chicken Biryani 100/-; Egg Biryani 70/-; Veg Biryani/Pulav 60/-
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Cancelled on 8th December, 2017 due to work on 4th Line between Tuglakabad & Palwal
Fri Dec 08, 2017 (12:10PM)
Updated: Dec 22 2017 (08:32) by SRI LAKSHMI VENKATESWARA TRAVELS TPTY^
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RSA - Rake Sharing
No RSA. Six Rakes.
Rating: 3.1/5 (249 votes)
cleanliness - average (43)
punctuality - good (42)
food - average (41)
ticket avbl - average (42)
u/r coach - average (18)
railfanning - excellent (41)
safety - average (40)
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Toilet/Water/Cleanliness
0 Followers
733 views
Dec 29 2017 (23:51)   12618/Mangala Lakshadweep SF Express (PT)

metalmint   10 blog posts
Entry# 2951465            Tags   Past Edits
I have traveled in this train many times. Not good in any term, be it punctuality cleanliness or coach conditions. Earlier this used to be the only train between delhi and mangalore and there was no choice (except rajdhani, which is expensive). Now there are much better trains around. LHS coaches are a must for these kind of long distance trains. arrives at a very odd time at mangalore. Avoid if you can.

399 views
Jan 10 2018 (13:24)
Naushad P*^~   338 blog posts   17286 correct pred (58% accurate)
Re# 2951465-1            Tags   Past Edits
You are absolutely right with regards to condition of coaches. I have travelled many times in Ac 2 tier coaches of this train. Its a real pity that AC 2 tier coaches are much older and not at all maintained properly. Even the washrooms are not cleaned at regular intervals. This is the condition of AC 2 tier coaches, cant imagine the condition of sleeper coaches. AC 3 tier coaches are much well maintained than AC 2 tier coaches. Only plus point for this train is the food which is of acceptable standard. Punctuality and cleanliness as you said better to forget the same.
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General
0 Followers
19841 views
Mar 05 2015 (21:20)   12217/Kerala Sampark Kranti Express (PT)

Ivar~   22 blog posts
Entry# 1387611            Tags   Past Edits
Travelled to Udupi from Nizamuddin by Mangla Exp. Not a good experience. 26 stations on almost 40 hrs journey. Cleanliness in train was pretty bad. None cleaned it throughout the journey. Foood by Meals on Wheels was not good. Arrival time was odd. One on the night. Return journey by Sampark Kranti was very good. Only 7 stations between Mangalore and New Delhi. Cleaned several times during journey. Was perhaps outsourced. Food was tolerably good by IRCTC. Was punctual.

15800 views
Mar 07 2015 (07:45)
moderator*^~   5766 blog posts   20 correct pred (57% accurate)
Re# 1387611-1            Tags   Past Edits
Please provide your Rating and Review of this train in the corresponding train page, by clicking the "Rate" link. This section is only for "Travel Tips". Thanks.

Oct 17 2016 (14:30)
bindaaskhan   12 blog posts   3 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1387611-5            Tags   Past Edits
1 compliments
Don't agree to this!!
It's not as bad as it's made to look on this page. Cleaning in 2A at JHS...and then happened at Chiplun as well., I guess it was attended at Bhusaval too during the night. Maybe it wasn't attended too well a year ago.

9065 views
Oct 17 2016 (15:02)
Pramodbhandari96~   720 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1387611-6            Tags   Past Edits
Is train ka Madhya Pradesh state me know halt kyo nahi hai,
Jabki ye train mp.me approx 300 km run Kartika hai
Jabki Raajdhani exp. Durango exp.ka Ratlam me halt diya gaya hai.

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Oct 17 2016 (15:48)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2586 blog posts   184 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1387611-7            Tags   Past Edits
Kyun ke yeh Sampark Kranti Express hain, so apne home state ke alawa doosre states mein kam halts hii honge.

8039 views
Oct 17 2016 (17:30)
Pramodbhandari96~   720 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1387611-8            Tags   Past Edits
Maharashtra, Gujarat, me to is ke panel stations per halt diya hai,
Kota Vadodara ......

8203 views
Oct 17 2016 (17:45)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2586 blog posts   184 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1387611-9            Tags   Past Edits
Those halts are given for crew change & fuel re-filling, consider them as technical halts.
Additional for Madhya Pradesh there's already an Madhya Pradesh Sampark Kranti running.

8890 views
Oct 17 2016 (17:47)
Pramodbhandari96~   720 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1387611-10            Tags   Past Edits
Kota & Vadodara are Commercial Halt.

9935 views
Oct 17 2016 (17:49)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2586 blog posts   184 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1387611-11            Tags   Past Edits
Those are Technical cum Commercial halts.
Some one please shed some light over the issue, that aren't over Kota & Vadodara there's crew change? as far as I know this is the place where crew changing happens.
Please confirm.

9933 views
Oct 17 2016 (17:51)
Pramodbhandari96~   720 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1387611-12            Tags   Past Edits
Kya Ratlam jn.se Nagpur,ki direct trains connectivity possible nahi hai ?
Jaipur-Nagpur exp.run via Long rout via Ajmer - Chittorgarh- Kota Nagda --Bhopal

9943 views
Oct 17 2016 (17:57)
Pramodbhandari96~   720 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1387611-13            Tags   Past Edits
Ratlam jn.pe Amritsar - Konchuvelli exp.Dehradun-Konchuvelli exp.trains ka Commercial halt nahi hai,
Kota, Vadodara, Surat & Maharashtra k some stations per inks Commercial halt hai,
Pure rout or sirf Madhya Pradesh ya Ratlam Division me inks halt nahi hai,
Kya ye trains bhi S.K.ki category ki hai ?

9891 views
Oct 17 2016 (21:26)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2586 blog posts   184 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1387611-14            Tags   Past Edits
Write in complaint portal regarding your grievances.

7739 views
Jan 05 2017 (10:09)
Akshay Nair~   1257 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1387611-15            Tags   Past Edits
Btw it's not Konchuveli it's Kochuveli or you can say directly KCVL. Yes ap sahi keh rhe h in dono trains ki halt honi chahiye kyunki dono normal SF h. Unke UR coach bhi lagbhag khali chalti h to agar inko RTM me stop denge to waha k short distance passengers ko fayda milega.
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Ticket Booking/WL
0 Followers
11685 views
Feb 07 2014 (14:20)   12617/Mangala Lakshadweep SF Express (PT)

Hussain*^~   19787 blog posts   440470 correct pred (84% accurate)
Entry# 987441            Tags   Past Edits
Getting a confirmed ticket in this train from various Remote Locations is almost impossible since the Remote Location Quota gets exhausted on the opening day of bookings itself. Also confirmation of RLWL tickets is very difficult. Meanwhile the berths from General Quota take long time to fill up. So if you are looking for confirmed berths or atleast RAC always book from Payangadi/PAZ as it offers General Quota.
012
Train Tip
Rail Fanning
0 Followers
10958 views
Sep 25 2015 (01:47)   12618/Mangala Lakshadweep SF Express (PT)

Sabby   15 blog posts
Entry# 1599191            Tags   Past Edits
Please do not travel in this train. Not at all clean, safe especially for women passengers and also kids they'll definitely fall ill. A.C is like ewww right from ernakulam!!! A.C is good in trains like kerala sampark kranti, rajdhani than this one. This train back then used to be so clean when we used to board from Nasik. For mumbaikars netravati is so much better than mangala(in all terms) or kerala sampark kranti even much better.

10607 views
Sep 25 2015 (12:54)
Akshay Nair~   1257 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1599191-1            Tags   Past Edits
What about 3A & 2A of this train?

Sep 25 2015 (15:08)
Sabby   15 blog posts
Re# 1599191-2            Tags   Past Edits
Both times we travelled in 2nd AC it was too bad. Please go for kerala sampark kranti or rajdhani.
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Train Tip
Food/Catering
0 Followers
9529 views
Jul 12 2015 (18:49)   12617/Mangala Lakshadweep SF Express (PT)

Shivam~   4731 blog posts   1173 correct pred (87% accurate)
Entry# 1538778            Tags   Past Edits
Catering is Provided by Meals on Wheels, taste is good. Did have only snacks on-board so no info on lunch/dinner quantity. Items available are:
Samosa/Dal wada(Per piece 10/-)
Chicken curry with Paranthas 100/-
Egg curry with Paranthas 90/-
Special
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Veg(no info on contents) with Paranthas 80/-
Chicken Biryani 100/-
Egg Biryani 70/-
Veg Biryani/Pulav 60/-
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