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Try to avoid travelling in this train with unreserved general 2nd class seating tickets especially during Sundays and holidays.The coaches are overcrowded and once it reaches KSR SBC waiting passengers on either side of the platform will rush into the train without letting the passengers to alight.Its total chaos and nobody is present to control the rush.Not at all safe for elderly people and children as the passengers rushing in for seats don't bother who is in line to alight.
We traveled in S6... Very very old sleeper coach... oldest I have seen in the recent times. Forget about charging points, there is no side table which is common now in most of the sleeper coaches. I think they are removed so there is patch work. There is a patch work on & under the berths too.. The coach itself was very un-hygienic. Rats & cockroaches roaming freely. Dirty all together right from the toilets to seating.
पदातिक एक्सप्रेस- सियालदह सेन्यू जलपाईगुड़ी के बीच चलने वाली दार्जिलिंग मेल के बाद एक और ट्रेन। मैं सुबह सुबह अपने साथी अनवारुल हक के साथ मालदा टाउन स्टेशन पर 12377- पदातिक एक्सप्रेस का इंतजार करता हूं। पर इंतजार कहां। ट्रेन का सुबह 5.40 पहुंचने और 5.45 छूटने का समय है। लेकिन ट्रेन तो आधा घंटे पहले आकर प्लेटफार्म पर लग चुकी है। बीच के एसी कोच के सामने भारी सुरक्षा है।
टीटी बाबू बताते हैं कि जनरल डिब्बा पीछे हैं। एक दिन पहले एक बंगाली बाला ने बताया था कि ट्रेन में काफी भीड़ होती है। हमें चूंकि न्यू जलपाईगुड़ी तक ही जाना था इसलिए चार घंटे के सफर के लिए आरक्षण नहीं कराया। पर हमें जनरल डिब्बे में जगह आसानी मिल गई। पदातिक का जनरल डिब्बा, एक दम साफ सुथरा। हर डिब्बे में मोबाइल चार्जिंग प्वाइंट, सारी बत्तियां ठीक ठाक। यहां तक की जनरल डिब्बे के टायलेट में डस्टबिन लगे हुए। काश सभी ट्रेनों का जनरल डिब्बा ऐसा ही होता। पूर्व रेलवे को ऐसी सफाई और इंतजाम के लिए धन्यवाद। पदातिक एक्प्रेस का नाम बांग्ला के प्रसिद्ध कवि सुभाष मुखोपाध्याय कृति - पदातिक के नाम पर रखा गया है।
पदातिक एक्सप्रेस कोलकाता से न्यू जलपाईगुड़ी तक जाने के लिए बेहतरीन ट्रेन है। हालांकि अब ये बदले नंबर के साथ न्यू कूचबिहार तक जाती है। पदादिक पहली बार 4 अक्तूबर 2009 को चली थी। इसका नाम ममता बनर्जी की साहित्यिक अभिरूचि का परिचायक है। तो बंगाल के लोगों की यह महबूब ट्रेन है। 2010 के रेल बजट में इसे दैनिक ट्रेन घोषित किया तत्कालीन रेल मंत्री ममता बनर्जी ने। संयोग से 29 दिसंबर की सुबह जब हम इस ट्रेन से सफर कर रहे थे तो इसमें पश्चिम बंगाल की मुख्यमंत्री ममता बनर्जी भी अपने लाव लश्कर के साथ जा रही थीं। वे किशनगंज में उतर गईं. यहां से उन्हें उत्तर और दक्षिण दिनाजपुर के दौरे पर जाना था। पदातिक अपने समय पर न्यू जलपाईगुड़ी स्टेशन पहुंचती है। अब इस ट्रेन को न्यू अलीपुर दुआर तक विस्तार की मांग हो रही है।
The General coaches are very empty. You can easily travel in general coaches. If you want to travel in general class from Solapur to Pune/Panvel and don't like the crowd of SUR-PUNE Intercity , then take this train.
Brilliant timings for Solapur-Pune-PNVL and without any halts. Easily you will get seat in general class and its far more better than 12170 SUR-PUNE Intercity.
This train is a very huge demanded train from Odisha.
I am giving tip for Sleeper classes.
After boarding from BBS , go to Upper berth (in case having Lower berth seat , exchange with someone just for some time) and go to sleep. Telling you do this or else your whole "happy morning" will turn into a "Bad morning".
From BBS to VZM , specially between KUR to CHE , this train runs as a Intercity train. SL classes are packed with daily travellers and waiting holders. Beggars will give you a headache and transgenders will suck up your money. (They are very shameless)
But once train reached VSKP , It all becomes COMPLETELY empty. Seriously i was shocked to see the complete empty and cleaned SL coach after i woke up. All thanks to Ratnachal express which takes away all the intercity day travellers.
After this the whole journey from VSKP to SBC is a awesome one with full of heavy crossings and views of Mighty Godavari and Krishna rivers.
After VSKP , the next cleaning is done at BZA station and after that from BZA to SBC , it runs as it is , but still the coach condition of these ECoR is quite good.
I would suggest the VSKP folks who wish to travel to Bangalore, Take this train.
Because it is the only Non-VSKP starting train to bangalore who have General quota for VSKP to SBC also. So BBS & VSKP both share same quotas.
Best chances of getting confirm seats if you book well 1 week ahead of time in SL. AC coaches are very badly demanded for this train.
For VSKP to SBC , you can easily opt SL class (unless its not some Festive season like Pongal or Diwali). Best thing is Food.
The pantry is quite good and warm-good quality food is provided.

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