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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Kyun ke yeh Sampark Kranti Express hain, so apne home state ke alawa doosre states mein kam halts hii honge.
Maharashtra, Gujarat, me to is ke panel stations per halt diya hai,
Kota Vadodara ......
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.
Kota & Vadodara are Commercial Halt.
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.
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
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 ?
Write in complaint portal regarding your grievances.
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.
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.
What about 3A & 2A of this train?
Both times we travelled in 2nd AC it was too bad. Please go for kerala sampark kranti or rajdhani.