Spotting
 Timeline
 Travel Tip
 Trip
 Race
 Social
 Greeting
 Poll
 Img
 PNR
 Pic
 Blog
 News
 Conf TL
 RF Club
 Convention
 Monitor
 Topic
 Bookmarks
 Rating
 Correct
 Wrong
 Stamp
 PNR Ref
 PNR Req
 Blank PNRs
 HJ
 Vote
 Pred
 @
 FM Alert
 FM Approval
 Pvt
Forum Super Search
 ↓ 
×
HashTag:
Freq Contact:
Member:
Posting Date From:
Posting Date To:
Blog Category:
Train Type:
Train:
Station:
Pic/Vid:   FmT Pic:   FmT Video:
Sort by: Date:     Word Count:     Popularity:     
Public:    Pvt: Monitor:    Topics:    

Search
  Go  

Uttarbanga Exp: উত্তরের আত্মার আত্মীয় - Avinaba Bose

Full Site Search
  Full Site Search  
FmT LIVE - Follow my Trip with me... LIVE
 
Sun Sep 19 16:17:52 IST
Home
Trains
ΣChains
Atlas
PNR
Forum
Quiz Feed
Topics
Gallery
News
FAQ
Trips/Spottings
Login
Post PNRAdvanced Search

Blog Entry# 4593704
Posted: Mar 16 2020 (14:49)

4 Responses
Last Response: Mar 19 2020 (17:21)
1 Followers
Travelogue
★★
Mar 16 2020 (14:49)   20654/Belagavi - KSR Bengaluru SF Express | BGM/Belagavi (Belgaum) (3 PFs)
Soumitra Chawathe
soumitra.chawathe^~   34405 blog posts
Entry# 4593704            Tags   Past Edits
TRIP REPORT
.
Friends, I recently travelled by this train from BGM to SBC. I am presenting you report of my onward journey from BGM-SBC.
.
Despite the recent scare of COVID-19, I had to
...
more...
be in SBC for a conference for a day. I scanned various options and found 20654 the most convenient, with plenty of tickets available in TQ. I immediately booked and got confirmed ticket in coach S7, 79 (SLB). I was happy I got SLB, but my joy was short-lived the moment I saw seat no 79, for this seat is SLB near the door and because of the light above, it does not allow you to sleep properly. Nevertheless, I enjoyed my journey.
.
12779 Goa Express dropped be at BGM at around 20.00 hrs. I headed to the famous ‘Niyaaz’ Biryani outlet on PF-1 and had dinner, which was good. This was washed down by refreshing Nandini Badam milk :P. The rake of 20654 was already parked on PF-3. After dinner, I proceeded towards my coach which was just starting to fill. First impressions – the rake is clean both from outside and inside and everything was properly in place. The coach was a Sept 2019 ICF manufactured and “imported” from SER, with “ER” being erased and repainted by “W” in its place!!
.
My co-passengers arrived in the adjacent bay and the SU berth above mine was fully vacant for entire journey. Thankfully, no menace of UR passengers occupying SL berths/floor in this train, even near the door, which was a pleasant surprise. The coach consisted only of reserved passengers throughout the journey. In the meanwhile, catering guys were doing there rounds, selling Veg Biryani, water, tea, coffee and beverages. We got the starter exactly at 21.00 and rolled out and slowly the train picked up speed. Crossed Londa Jn slowly at around 22.00 and the decent run continued till the first halt at DWR at 23.05 hrs. The steady run continued with some hiccups, and were received PF-1 of UBL at 23.50 hrs. A major chunk of passengers boarded the train at this station and we departed at 00.05. Announcements could be heard for the newly introduced 07309 YPR-VSG Special expected to arrive soon.
.
Post departure, the dippy unleashed itself and hit MPS, thundering past quaint intermediate stations. TTE arrived and checked tickets. RPF constables could also be seen monitoring regularly. In the middle of the night with only track / EMD sounds and occasional horns with cool breeze blowing, it was sheer delight for the railfan in me. With minimal delays, we were detained AVC, possibly for crossing with 12781 Swarna Jayanti Express. We reached DVG at 02.20. Our pairing train, BGM bound 20653 arrived in a short while. We shook hands with her and took leave at 02.25
.
The fabulous run continued for this leg as well and with a very few slowdowns, reached ASK at 04.20, only 10 minutes late. So far so good, I said to myself, since there have been reports of this train slightly losing its priority over last few days since regularization. We were welcomed by KJM Alco in charge of ASK-UBL Passenger on the adjacent platform. We were underway in 5 minutes at 04.25.
.
The run from ASK to TK had a few unscheduled halts as well as slowdowns, as a result of which we arrived at TK at 05.55, some 25 min late. A handful of passengers got down while an equal number could be seen running towards GS coaches. Tea vendors could also been seen doing brisk business.
.
For the final leg of journey, the Dippy, in the mood to make up some lost time, cut itself loose at MPS without any slowdowns upto YPR outer, where we were detained for about 5 minutes. We arrived at PF-3 of YPR at 06.50. A large number of passengers got down. The slow and steady run continued till SBC, where we were detained at outer once again for some 5-7 minutes, finally arriving on PF-8 at 07.20 hrs.
.
Ratings:
Cleanliness: 8/10
Punctuality 7.5/10
Food: did not take, but at all major halts, tea and water is available. At UBL passengers have a wide choice.
.
Thanks for patient reading :)

1 Public Posts - Mon Mar 16, 2020

2 Public Posts - Tue Mar 17, 2020

1 Public Posts - Thu Mar 19, 2020

COVID-19

ONLY COVID-19 Specials are running.
As Corona cases are increasing rapidly, Members are advised to TAKE extra CARE these days.
1. AVOID going outdoors even if lockdown is easing.
2. ALWAYS wear a MASK when OUTDOORS.
3. Wash hands frequently. Do NOT touch your face.


REMEMBER: PREVENTION is the ONLY Option. There is NO CURE.

Leading Polls

3017309 ★★★ 97purubaba.ankit~
3124391 ★★★ 168eXplorerDKG^~

Rail News

New Trains

Site Announcements

  • Entry# 4906979
    Mar 14 2021 (01:12AM)


    Followup to: Fmt Changes The new version of FmT 2.0 will soon be here - in about 2 weeks. As detailed in the previous announcement, many of the old FmT features like Train TT, Speedometer, Geo Location, etc. will be REMOVED. It will be a bare-bones simple app, focused on trip blogging. It...
  • Entry# 4898771
    Mar 06 2021 (10:33PM)


    There are some changes coming to FMT. Many of the features of FMT, like station arrival, TT, speed, geo, passing times, station time, etc. are ALREADY available in OTHER railway apps. So all of these features will be REMOVED. We'll have ONLY BLOGGING - quick upload of pics/videos/audio, etc. You may attach...
  • Entry# 4785432
    Nov 21 2020 (02:51AM)


    We are unifying the Bookmark scheme for Blogs & PNRs. Previously, we had different systems of "Followed Blogs", "PNR History", "My PNR Posts", "My PNR Post Predictions", "Stamp Alerts", etc. which were somewhat confusing. Hereafter: For PNRs: 1. You may add ANY PNR to your bookmarks through the "Add Bookmark" link in the...
  • Entry# 4680754
    Aug 03 2020 (10:10PM)


    In the next few days, we shall introduce a "Personal Gallery". This will consist of your own personal pics - no restrictions. You can upload any number of pics to your personal gallery - with with or without trains. This personal gallery will be part of your Member Profile. Thanks.
  • Entry# 4671643
    Jul 18 2020 (11:53PM)


    As our Topics & Quiz section gains popularity, the following change will be made to Quizzes. Starting tomorrow, we shall not reveal the names of people who answered correctly/incorrectly. You will still know how many answered the quiz and the percentage of wrong/right responses. But ONLY the person who answered will know...
  • Entry# 4669324
    Jul 15 2020 (10:01AM)


    Today, we are introducing a new Topic called NEWS-CRITIC. These days, everyday, we are bombarded with spam news, exaggerated news, misleading news, fake news, useless celebrity news, click bait with misleading headlines, etc. Also, much of the news is copied and rewritten from other news outlets, instead of being written first-hand. Everyone...
Scroll to Top
Scroll to Bottom
Go to Mobile site
Important Note: This website NEVER solicits for Money or Donations. Please beware of anyone requesting/demanding money on behalf of IRI. Thanks.
Disclaimer: This website has NO affiliation with the Government-run site of Indian Railways. This site does NOT claim 100% accuracy of fast-changing Rail Information. YOU are responsible for independently confirming the validity of information through other sources.
India Rail Info Privacy Policy