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22863/Howrah - Yesvantpur AC SF Express
হাওড়া - যশবন্তপুর এসি সাপ্তাহিক এক্সপ্রেস     हावड़ा - यशवंतपुर वातानुकूलित साप्ताहिक एक्सप्रेस

BAM/Brahmapur --> YPR/Yesvantpur Junction

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1) Kindly check the Coach Composition before boarding as the rakes may be in reverse order than the one given here. 2) 2 more AC 3 Tier coaches added on permanent basis from 28/10/2019
Fri Oct 25, 2019 (06:28PM)
Inaugural Run
Fri Jan 08, 2016
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Updated: Jul 01 2019 (01:06) by TEAM JATAYU ❖ SAVE NALLAMALA^
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May 17 2018 (23:17)   22864/Yesvantpur - Howrah AC SF Express

FireFlies~   1502 blog posts   3214 correct pred (77% accurate)
Entry# 3427363            Tags   Past Edits
This train has horrible punctuality. Let me recall the horrible experience I had to face when I chose this train to travel from BBS to HWH:
1. Before going to sleep at night, I got a message that my train is 25 mins late at Renigunta and is likely to make up. I however estimated that it will be delayed even more and woke up accordingly the next morning to find that the delay has increased to 2 hours. I departed my residence accordingly
2. Once I reached BBS station, I found
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out that the train has been delayed further and no SMS reached me. Even the authority at BBS station was clueless and the first class waiting room display board kept displaying the wrong information regarding the arrival time. Finally it reached BBS at 1 pm(delayed by three hours).
3. On the road, the train was moving as if it was a passenger train with it being halted unnecessarily at various places. Finally, after a massive delay of FIVE hours, the train finally reached Howrah at 9 pm.
My suggestion would be to avoid this train while travelling. If possible, always go for Duronto(even though it's punctuality has also decreased) if you are boarding from Renigunta, YPR, VZM, BBS etc. Especially from BBS, you have numerous other options and so please avoid this train. Keep it as a last resort.

4676 views
Oct 11 2018 (21:35)
Dipanjan Das~   3765 blog posts   87 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 3427363-1            Tags   Past Edits
Why Would Someone Book This Train To HWH From BBS Since You Have Both Jan Shatabdi & Puri Shatabdi Available ?

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Oct 11 2018 (22:37)
sreerup kol^~   17551 blog posts   13573 correct pred (84% accurate)
Re# 3427363-2            Tags   Past Edits
Maybe timing was an issue, as both the trains you mentioned depart early morning. This train arrives at a decent time at around 10 o' clock.

4647 views
Oct 12 2018 (10:41)
FireFlies~   1502 blog posts   3214 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 3427363-3            Tags   Past Edits
During that time JS and Shatabdi was full. Since I was travelling with my father, 2S in JS was not an option. Hence availed this train

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Oct 12 2018 (10:42)
FireFlies~   1502 blog posts   3214 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 3427363-4            Tags   Past Edits
Yes timing is an issue. Also both were full at that time for some reason

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Oct 12 2018 (16:43)
Dipanjan Das~   3765 blog posts   87 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 3427363-5            Tags   Past Edits
My Horrible Experience With Dhauli
/blog/post/2389977

4644 views
Oct 12 2018 (17:05)
FireFlies~   1502 blog posts   3214 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 3427363-6            Tags   Past Edits
Horrible experience indeed. But since that day I think Dhauli has improved. Travelled in it recently from BLS and I had a pleasant ride actually. I think your tweet had an action. Still, to travel to Puri, I always prefer Duronto due to punctuality and less stops. In it, I can enjoy a smooth ride unlike the other trains.

4564 views
Oct 12 2018 (17:08)
Dipanjan Das~   3765 blog posts   87 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 3427363-7            Tags   Past Edits
For Tourists Duronto Is A Bad Option,, Since It Reaches At Around 10:30pm. And You Pay For One Day Hotel Charges For Nothing

4616 views
Oct 12 2018 (17:13)
FireFlies~   1502 blog posts   3214 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 3427363-8            Tags   Past Edits
I am actually talking about Sealdah-Puri Duronto. It reaches Puri by about 4.15 am which in my opinion is a nice time to reach Puri.

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Oct 12 2018 (17:23)
Dipanjan Das~   3765 blog posts   87 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 3427363-9            Tags   Past Edits
Heard So...Never Traveled ....Traveled By Puri Howrah Duronto Way Back in 2012...That Was A Nightmare As Well Since Our Coach C-4 Caught Fire , Luckily There Was No Casualty

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Oct 12 2018 (17:25)
FireFlies~   1502 blog posts   3214 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 3427363-10            Tags   Past Edits
Lucky escape! The train you are talking about is HWH-Puri Shatabdi that was running with ICF rakes then. Now it has LHB rakes but I still think their service is a bit lacking. You should travel by Duronto once. It is pretty good, better than most of the trains on this route to be honest.

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Oct 12 2018 (17:30)
Dipanjan Das~   3765 blog posts   87 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 3427363-11            Tags   Past Edits
Yup. It Was A Shabby Dirty Duronto Coach..... Probably Now It Is Used As HWH-DGHA Duronto Exp....Coz In 2016 We Traveled By It From DGHA To HWH....For Puri We Prefer HWH-PURI Exp...Perfect Timing [ Only If You Are Lucky Enough To Get Confirmed Tickets]

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Oct 12 2018 (17:34)
FireFlies~   1502 blog posts   3214 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 3427363-12            Tags   Past Edits
Yes, PURI Express tickets go out quickly. Also, the old rake is finally not in use anymore as the HWH-Digha AC Express has been given new rakes. I also had nightmares when I was travelling in it with my family. Condition of the rake was very poor. Glad it is replaced now.

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Oct 12 2018 (17:37)
Dipanjan Das~   3765 blog posts   87 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 3427363-13            Tags   Past Edits
For Digha I Have Planned Something Else...Just For A New Experience.... I Will Travel By EMU Which Operates From SRC At 6:10 Hrs.... It Operates As SRC-MCA EMU.....And The Same Train Operates As MCA-DGHA EMU After A 10 Mins Halt At MCA.....Will Make This Trip Whenever I'm At Calcutta Next Time

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Oct 12 2018 (17:41)
Dipanjan Das~   3765 blog posts   87 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 3427363-14            Tags   Past Edits
প্রসঙ্গ : দীঘা যাওয়ার লোকাল ট্রেন
(পোস্টটি যাদের কাছে অপ্রাসঙ্গিক মনে হবে তারা ইগনোর করুন)
সমস্যা :-
গ্রুপে অনেকেই দীঘা যাওয়ার ট্রেনের ব্যাপারে জানতে চান। বেশিরভাগ যাত্রীর প্রথম পছন্দ হাওড়া থেকে সকাল 06.35এ ছাড়া তাম্রলিপ্ত এক্সপ্রেস। কারন হোটেলে চেক ইন্ টাইম সকাল 10টা। ট্রেনটা লেট না করলে সকাল দশটায় পৌঁছে যায়। এই ট্রেনে রিজার্ভ কোচ (AC Chair Car & 2nd Seating) এবং জেনারেল দুধরনের
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কোচ আছে। যারা সিট রিজার্ভ করতে পারেন না তারা জেনারেল কোচে ভ্রমণ করেন। কিন্ত যারা পরিবার বা বয়স্ক মানুষকে নিয়ে যাবেন তাদের পক্ষে তাড়াহুড়ো করে জেনারেল সিট দখল করা অসম্ভব হয়ে পড়ে। জেনারেল কোচে প্রায় সারা বছরই ভীড় থাকে।
সমাধান (1) :-
একটি লোকাল ট্রেন প্রতিদিন সাঁত্রাগাছি থেকে সকাল 6:10 এ "সাঁত্রাগাছি-মেচেদা" লোকাল নামে ছাড়ে এবং 07.25 এ মেচেদা পৌঁছায়। মেচেদায় 25 মিনিট হল্ট করার পর ট্রেনের নাম পরিবর্তিত হয়ে "মেচেদা-দীঘা" লোকাল নামে 07.50 এ মেচেদা ছেড়ে পাঁশকুড়া হয়ে 10.55 তে দীঘা পোঁছায়। এই মেচেদা নামের জন্য দীঘার যাত্রীরা অনেকেই জানেন না যে এই ট্রেনটা দীঘা যায়। দুর্গাপূজো, বড়দিন বা নিউ ইয়ার ছাড়া অন্যান্য সময় এই ট্রেনটার সিট প্রায় খালিই থাকে। তাছাড়া ট্রেনের ভাড়াটাও অনেক কম।
কি করবেন :-
মোবাইল UTS বা হাওড়া থেকে সরাসরি দীঘা যাওয়ার লোকাল টিকিট কাটুন (ভাড়া 45 টাকা)। হাওড়া থেকে সকাল 05.05 বা 05.35 এর লোকালে সাঁত্রাগাছি নেমে দীঘাগামী লোকালে (অর্থাৎ “সাঁত্রাগাছি-মেচেদা” লোকালে) উঠে বসুন। আর যাদের বাস বা ট্যাক্সিতে সরাসরি সাঁত্রাগাছি যাওয়া সুবিধাজনক, তারা সাঁত্রাগাছি থেকে দীঘার লোকাল টিকিট কাটবেন (ভাড়া 40 টাকা)।
সমাধান (2) :-
যারা রাতের দিকে দীঘা পৌঁছাতে চান তাদের জন্য পাঁশকুড়া থেকে 18.05এ একটি লোকাল ট্রেন আছে। এটারও সিট খালি থাকে। দীঘা পৌঁছায় রাত 20.50 এ।
(তাছাড়া সাঁত্রাগাছি থেকে সন্ধ্যা 06.15 তে আরেকটি দীঘা লোকাল ছাড়ে। তবে এই ট্রেনটি Avoid করাই ভালো। এতে অফিস ফেরৎ নিত্য যাত্রীদের প্রচুর ভীড় থাকে।)
কি করবেন :-
হাওড়া থেকে থেকে সরাসরি দীঘার লোকাল টিকিট কেটে 15.05/15.45/16.00 টার লোকাল ট্রেনে পাঁশকুড়া স্টেশনে নেমে দীঘা লোকালে উঠে বসুন।
ফেরার সময় :-
সকাল 05.40এর সাঁত্রাগাছি লোকাল Avoid করুন (নিত্যযাত্রীদের ভীড় থাকে)। এরপরেই 06.45 এ দীঘা-পাঁশকুড়া লোকাল এবং 11.15 এর দীঘা-মেচেদা (অর্থাৎ দীঘা থেকে সাঁত্রাগাছি যাওয়ার) লোকালে ফিরতে পারেন।

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Oct 12 2018 (17:46)
FireFlies~   1502 blog posts   3214 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 3427363-15            Tags   Past Edits
Very useful info. I actually travelled once in the 6.05 EMU upto Kanthi. Really useful for someone who wants to travel with a small budget.

4589 views
Oct 12 2018 (17:47)
Dipanjan Das~   3765 blog posts   87 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 3427363-16            Tags   Past Edits
Even For Someone Who's Willing To Experience Something New

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Oct 12 2018 (17:52)
FireFlies~   1502 blog posts   3214 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 3427363-17            Tags   Past Edits
Yes, that is true. Although I believe that a fast passenger from SHM or SRC would be ideal for passengers who do not get a seat in Tamralipta or do not want to book in Super AC due to high fare.

4571 views
Oct 12 2018 (17:53)
Dipanjan Das~   3765 blog posts   87 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 3427363-18            Tags   Past Edits
We Have N Number Of AC & Non-AC Buses To Digha From Different Parts Of Kolkata & Suburbs.......

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Oct 12 2018 (17:57)
FireFlies~   1502 blog posts   3214 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 3427363-19            Tags   Past Edits
Yes but still, another train would not hurt. Will be good for people who live near to the stations of which the Digha trains do not stop.

5351 views
Oct 12 2018 (17:58)
Dipanjan Das~   3765 blog posts   87 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 3427363-20            Tags   Past Edits
Specially Mandarmani / Tajpur Bound Tourists....Since Duronto Doesn't Halt At Ramnagar

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Oct 12 2018 (18:01)
FireFlies~   1502 blog posts   3214 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 3427363-21            Tags   Past Edits
Yes, that is why I think one is needed. Still, for them EMU is a solid alternative.

5362 views
Oct 12 2018 (18:11)
King at 50^~   33926 blog posts   105530 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 3427363-22            Tags   Past Edits
Tip e post kr.
Local gulo r Digha , HWH , SRC moto stn k tag kore.

5382 views
Oct 12 2018 (19:47)
Dipanjan Das~   3765 blog posts   87 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 3427363-23            Tags   Past Edits
Did That
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Oct 22 2018 (17:29)   22863/Howrah - Yesvantpur AC SF Express

FireFlies~   1502 blog posts   3214 correct pred (77% accurate)
Entry# 3927780            Tags   Past Edits
The toilets of the AC 3 tier coaches are really dirty. I was travelling in the B4 coach and was shocked too see such poor cleanliness in the toilets. Since this train has RSA with Duronto, I would really like to know if the same standards of cleanliness is maintained there also or is it a case for this train only.
The cleanliness of the coach(B4) was also average. The windows were not cleaned properly. However, the floor of the coach was better. On board housekeeping is present and I saw cleaners run from here to there with their cleaning equipments. Overall, I would say that do not expect much from this train in the cleanliness aspect.
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