Boarding point:-Mumbai csmt
I travelled on this train recently i.e on 29th may 2018.The train is well maintained by CR but the condition of sleeper is worst.Local people enroute uses this train.And top of that even 3rd ac tiers arent spared.Post wadi junction,when the 3rd ac seats were vacant,few people boarded the 3rd ac with having "First class" tickets.They use this as their destination after paying tte a few bucks.But for safety purpose opt Ac still.
Food:-Food quality has been slightly improved but not much.You will get Veg as non veg food.I opted for non veg food which cost me about 150 rupees.
Cleanliness:-Like always,Ac maintaince is very good as compared to Sleeper.However toilet is choked up by the time train reaches Solapur.At solapur station,OBHS cleans the toilet.
Punctuality:-Also known as the "Slack mail".Most of the time train gets delayed by 1 to sometimes even 2 hours till wadi.From wadi it covers some of the time and ultimately reaches Guntakal ontime or a delay of 20-35 mins.
Railfanning:-A great train.Must say it gets looped for every train(Not for pass/demu though).Try not to miss the brutal overtake by "12025" pune Secunderabad shatabdi express.Normally it gets ot before kurduvadi.
Availability:-Despite slowest train to Chennai, train is having good demand.So try to book least 2 months advance.
Any point is missing/wrong or u wanna add? Pls let me know :)
1)Kalyan WDP4D 40316 with 11027 Csmt mas mail at kurduvadi junction.
2)TB board of 11027