This train is still regarded as 'Thanjavur express' at SBC, when the Automatic announcement fails the people who announce the name of the trains refers this train as Thanjavur express and even LCD TV systems displays this train's name as Thanjavur express , So passengers bound to places beyond Thanjavur junction need not worry and get confused , this train very well goes to MV.
When this train was extended to Mayiladuthurai in 2007-08, the announcer at BNC used to falter the name- and generally announced as 16232 Express going via Trichy, Thanjavur and Kumbakonam
never reaches on time at intermediate destinations. thanjavur schedule arrival is 4:45, but arrives only after 5:15 am, why not railways change the timings?????worst compartments infested with rats and no proper lightnings in toilets and with open window pane on toilet doors, horrible experience, hope railways wake up and improve this train which runs full almost throughout the year.....
I have traveled in this train a lot and it is nothing like you have mentioned.
take the s5 coach you will know what i am telling about
last week i travelled in TPJ MV express. very clean and neat. compare to many trains in this area. it is better .
you can check on this site itself about the arrival time of this train at sbc and bnce and also at trichy and thanjavur, never on time, earlier i used to travel on this train and it was awesome, we traveled on 05/11/2014 and it was a nightmarish experience seeing rats, stinking toilets, etc....
This train will be very neat sir , may be on that particular day it might have not been. SWR takes care of this train . So it ll be clean for sure.
May be tuticorin-mys arrived late hence less maintenance time of rake at mysuru bcs it has RSA with this train.
thats due to slack sir. mostly it reaches ON TIME at MV.
timings does not matter. some times goes on time too. but, cleanliness is worst. yesterday i travelled in this train from sbc to tj. i saw two rodents running in b1 coach. they should maintain the rakes properly.
Yes Sir.Fans did not work.