Friends will be traveling on this train from SBC to ABR tomorrow. After a day in ABR will take Yoga Express to HW on the 20th(Friday). On Monday 23rd will take DDN MDU Exp 12688 to BZA from HW. On 25th will take Prashanti to SBC . Hope to bring you all some live updates whenever possible. Thanks.
Thanks for the info. Am carrying 2 20000mah power banks. Hope they don't let me down.
Looks good. Guess the train Will be on time.
Reached SBC second entrance. Rani on pf8
MAS Mail rescheduled for 10am
Train arrived at 9.40pm. Almost all coaches have charging points in SLB and SL.
Some heavy duty drilling going on in track 6. Unbearable noise.
Some woman is wearing some cheap perfume. Giving me serious headache.
It is open but still very strong.
Some others also closing their nose. I think some cheap roadside perfume.
YPR pf 2. Pf 1 pic. Veg Biryani and Chapati being sold.
Charging socket working too
TTE still hasn't showed up. 99 made coach. Looks decently maintained.
40054 is the loco link I think.
All confirmed in SL. I rarely travel in IR but when I do only SL.
Reached Tumkuru at 11.20 pm
Good night friends. Will update from UBL.
GM. Stopped outside Hubli South since 5.45am
At UBL now. Tracks very dirty.
Poha, Idli Vada and Upma being sold for breakfast.
Dharwad Mishra Peda being sold for Rs 200/Kg
RS 50 lunch. 3 parathas, Rice, Dal, Subzi , Curd,Pickle,Salad and salt
Lol. Was meant to be Subzi.
I had to throw away half the rice. Both quantity and quality were awesome.
For desert RS 10 sweet grapes. 250 gm.
Colorful and green Kara's.
Onion cabbage pakoda. RS 20.
Stopped at Satara for a long time. Hot and humid here.
Dinner Rs 50. Curd will be given in a few minutes. Was hungry so decided to post before the curd.
Ask for sadha Khana without paneer
Yes only RS 50. I paid RS 110 for 2 meals today which included RS 10 tip.
I have never paid more than RS 50 for a meal in IR. Check all my blogs for the past few years.
Just tell them you to complain. Ask for the complaint register. They will back off.
If am not wrong there is nothing called Jan Aahar in PC. Ask for standard or sadha Khanna.
ADI food stall. Puris being fried. Poha,Vada Pav, Grilled sandwich etc being sold. Vada Pav RS 30. Aloo Paratha and Idly Vada also being sold.
Nothing to suggest any GC activity. Mg line runs parallel
Big salted peanuts Rs 35/400g
Ashram Exp departing Mehsana Jn
Checked into Rs 400/24 hrs retiring room at ABR.
Sitting on a bus to Mt.Abu. RS 40 men and 30 for women.
IQG to ABR tracks laid as far as I could see. From Palanpur to IQG laid in patches.
Town looks deserted. No business so many unhappy beggars.
He could have deleted the blog and private messaged me. Guess he wanted to show his power. Anyways I could care less.
Going good except some Admin's high-handedess. Sure will.
Last night went to the Rabri King Sanwal Bhai's place to pack some curd and Rabri. Rs 40/125 Rs 320/kg. Inside the station it is only Rs 250/kg. I asked the RR caretaker how is it possible. She told me the ones in station use some special paper which looks and tastes like Malai(Cream). I got some Pyaz ki Kachori to eat with my Vodka which turned out to be made of stale potatoes not onions.
If you want to visit Mt.Abu from ABR just take a right when you come out of the RS. Walk 5 mins and you will reach the bus station. It takes an hour to reach Mt.Abu. lake is about 10 min walk. Dilwara Temple is about 3km.
Mt.Abu at a distance. Shot from RR corridor.
Dorm at ABR. Got to see it as was next to my room.
Today's loco for Yoga Exp. All coaches have SLB charging sockets. Lot of some OM Baba followers in the train.
Doubling work going on around Somesar
My dinner at Ajmer Puri(8) with Subzi Rs 20.
Breakfast At Meerut Chole Bhatures 2 for Rs 20.
At MOZ now. An hour later.
Some WAP 7 hauled train crossing at high speed
12.10 sir. Running late by an hour.
Piping hot samosas Rs 10/2
Dehradun Exp hauled by WAP5 at Jwalapur.
Checked into my Rs 250/24 hours RR at HW. Huge room and bathroom with hot water.
From HW to BZA then to SBC. Bas itna hi plan Baki hai
So far have been lucky regarding fog. Touchwood.
Honestly inside the train it was very cold even around Kalyan,Valsad etc. Was quite unusual.
Famous Chotiwala Restaurant
Aloo Tikki Chole Rs 40 for 2.
Sahil you had asked me 3 months back why I hadn't logged into my admin iID. I told you lost my password. I finally recovered it which am using now. To my surprise my admin ship was gone and the funny part is IRI booted me out RF clubs. I had a good laugh.
Mansa Devi Temple on the hill
Freshly baked Naan Khatai
Chole Bhature with hot chola soup at Bhagwati's Rs 50/2
2 Bhatures for 50 is totally of different quality. No comparison.
You put in your feet in the water tank and the fish nibble off your dead tissues. Absolutely painless.
Yes sir . Tastes really good if made with good ghee.
Very peaceful Ram Ghat hardly anyone there. Great place to take bath.
I bought my favorite vegetable Kamal Kakdi aka Renkon,Lotus Stem Rs 60/kg. Also bought some Haridwar's famous Aam Papad Rs 15/100g.
OK. He was selling it as from Bharauch
Some Star hotel has come up next to retiring rooms.
Will take 12688 MDU Exp tomorrow morning to BZA
Hope 12688 reaches BZA on time so that I can eat some good Andhra meals at Sarovar Mess. Got sick of potatoes and fried stuff.
Dal,Subzi,Rice, Paratha, Pickle Rs 50 . Water given now
Train got WAP 7 from SRE itself.
Very dirty and smelly Yamuna River.
Sunset over Mathura Refinery
Dinner Aloo Giya, Dal, Rice, 2 Parathas and pickle.
Some guy who got upgraded to 3Ac requested me if I could move there till NGP. I obliged.
No bankers were attached today as hauled by WAP 7
Came back to my SL as had left my luggage there. Just crossed Amla.
GKP YPR stopped at Multai
Upma Vada with chutney and sambhar Rs 30
At NGP now . The illegal idly vendor came and threatened me for taking photo.
Nagpur is known for gundagiri.
Lunch Aloo Palak ,Dal,Rice and 2 Parathas. Rs 50
It came after us at BPQ and left before us. Then came GKP YPR.
Was more like vengayam bonda.
Not the one on the pic but his boss who keeping a watch on the side.
Yes reached BZA at 8.30 then went to get keys for retiring room so decided Sarovar for lunch.
Single room with attached bathroom Rs 180/24 hours
12688 arrived on pf 1 at BZA
Never knew Vijayawada will be so hot and humid in January. Anyways had my regular Vodka and getting ready to sleep. I wonder why IRCTC hires people if they don't know what comes in an Andhra Meal. Guess politics everywhere in India. Local people for local jobs should be implemented.
BZA view from my RR window.
It is so funny that for the last 45 mins they are not allowing it to move this SR North bound train. Everytime it moves someone pulls the chain. Pf 9 at BZA. Lol
I couldn't see as was far.
If you like train sounds and announcements 24/7 this RR is very ideal.
BZA second entry. Some BZA SC train on pf 8.
Am on pf1 waiting for Prashanti Exp
Amravati Exp arriving with WAP 7 lalguda