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May 18 (23:43)   DOS/Dehri On Sone (6 PFs)
Hameen ast o hameen ast o hameen ast
TouristerDivyanshu^~   122906 blog posts
Entry# 5349667            Tags  
Overall Tips..

1. It don't have pf entry, you have to take FOB to reach the platform
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2. Shops were opened outside 24×7
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3. It has sleeper, upper class and general waiting room.. no one is asking for entry or tickets at upper class waiting room.. its very small only 5-6 long chairs, 2 working ACs.. too much mosquito 🦟 and unclean washroom..
As i deboarded at 3 am ... I went outside had some caffeine via sting... Water.. and then i came to upper class waiting room, its empty only 2-3 pax... I slept on seat, mosquitoes were doing their job then i closed the door and washroom and windows.. and packed my self in my towel so that mosquito need some hardwork now, after few minutes room started getting chilled .. perfect 2 hours nap for next journey...
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4. Station has few options of vendors for eating stuff but if u r deboarding here prefer to go outside and you will get some more options also litti chokha available at 30rs for 4..
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5. Auto rickshaw available outside 24×7
If your going to BRBCL or NTPC side you can get autos after 3-4 am for that route else you have to do break journey..
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Overall i rate this station as 3.5/5
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May 18 (23:33)   12815/Nandan Kanan Express (PT)
Hameen ast o hameen ast o hameen ast
TouristerDivyanshu^~   122906 blog posts
Entry# 5349660            Tags   Past Edits
Overall Tip...
I boarded from Puri to Dehri on Sone in 2S
It was my longest 2S journey as tickets were only available in this class
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1. Charging sockets available in 2S on both
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sides, 2 on each side..
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2. Toilets were neat and clean till evening but after Hijli or say from entering in bengal, unreserved tickets or no tickets passenger made the 2S as hell with their overloaded luggages.. blocked the gates..
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3. Pantry Food is available however over charging is common as even pantry guys show their anger in this class as majority of them are from lower class or say labour class..
80rs for egg 🥚 Biryani that too, tasteless... Not so good but i don't found another option as Hijli has not much food options plus my coach was in last..
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4. Tickets were checked in each zone... In ECR after Gomo some arguments with UTS pax who was trying to fool TTE by showing same tickets twice for double people.. that so called labour class UTS pax was acting like that railway owe him and he has power to travel like this.. however Imo ppl like these are curse to nation, in the name of garibi they block path for real garibs.. well later RPF handle him, he was forced to debaord at next station when next station came... He deny and then pay the fine..
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5. Speed was 110 ... But in night in ECR we blow to 130 mps
However we were mostly ontime ... Was little bit delay after Hijli but still we maintain the TT due to slack..
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Overall i rate this train as 3/5
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1 Public Posts - Wed May 18, 2022

2 Public Posts - Fri May 20, 2022

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May 12 (10:05)   PURI/Puri (8 PFs)
Hameen ast o hameen ast o hameen ast
TouristerDivyanshu^~   122906 blog posts
Entry# 5342114            Tags   Past Edits
Overall Tip
So in my whole trip series
This place was best
I came here in night by Jaganath Mail as i didn't get any better place for sleep
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to puri might help me atleast i can sleep here as i know last time in 2011 i came here station has better amenities...
So i booked UTS ticket went to 2S and reached PURI
I was so tired of continuous 25 hours of travel without having proper meal and rest . . .. thereby i was looking for waiting room and TTEs were checking tickets i told him that "mujhe neend aa rhi h waiting room btao.. ticket subha check kr lena" 😹
He said ticket dikhao phle mene uts khola aur ticket dikhaya fir bola ki udhar h waiting room.. then i went in waiting room it was empty, peaceful with cool temp.. no smell no garbages.. neat and clean.. slept on marble made sitting area and directly waked up at around 8-9 am..
So here are few things to tell u all... Specially for solo travelers
1. IRCTC Food Track available and it was open in Night as well, however food are limited in nights.. and outside station few shops were opened i didn't went to main road but shops were open as it can be easily visible from the exit/entrance
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2. Waiting Rooms available and was in very Good Condition... Washrooms were neat and clean .. even in morning i at 9 am after used by lots of people still it was neat and clean...
As in evwry 6 hours they came for cleaning
So waiting rooms are best, dont know about retiring room but booking was closed online so no idea about that.. however hotels in the town is available at good rates being religious tourist city u can find hotels of any budget
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3. Autos/E-Rickshaw available outside station and also govt bus also available for going to beach and Temple.. fare for beach was 5 rs only.. i have attached the Bus timing pic.. however for beach auto takes Rs 20 (i m talking about Golden Beach)
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4. It is well known tourism based city which has most famous temple under char dham.. everyone knows that, apart of it there are many places related to Religion and Historical also bio diversity..
However i must say you must visit Golden Beach which is under India's Top 10 Cleanest & Finest Beaches.. feels like goa with no liquor... But for family its best, no crowd at all entry fees rs 20 and for bath entry fee rs 50..
It is covered and has entry / exit points . .. i have attached pics of beach
It has life guard available who are here to safeguard you for any issue in sea water
There are showers available here seperate for men & women and also changing rooms...
This was best thing 😌
Bath in Sea fresh my mood.. i had train at 11 am so i have to go early else i will spend 2-3 hours more here
A perfect Nap on sand 😴
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5. Water vending machine available here and it works
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6. Jaganath Temple Trust counter at entrance is available also with souvenir shopee
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What i Dont like is that the platform height is very low, very difficult to sr citizen pax and divyangjans
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So overall rating is 4.5/5

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2 Public Posts - Thu May 12, 2022

6 Public Posts - Wed May 18, 2022

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Station Tip
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May 11 (14:04)   BBS/Bhubaneswar (6 PFs)
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TouristerDivyanshu^~   122906 blog posts
Entry# 5341358            Tags  
Overall Tip
It's my Personal Experience
This is one of worst station in India being big city as well as Capital City
1. Waiting Rooms are in pathetic conditions, upper class waiting rooms had to go for paid washrooms that is outside waiting hall on pf1
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waiting rooms are in worst condition... No lounge available here
2. Food options are very less only IRCTV FOOD Track available that too dont open for 24 hours and as per railway rules it should be open for 24 hours along with other Vendors shops (sr dcm may impose fine if thwy found it close)
3-4 small vendors outlet served acked item food... Snacks biscuit as usual
I purchased a maggie noodles as usual worst in taste but what to do when no food options available and the moron vendor putted extra water into it as well which ruined more .. i dont want to spend a single min at this station i was fed up.. i took jaganath mail and went to Puri
3. Forgot in night that you will find out any shop that is open outisde , which hits me hard that being capital and big city the city has no options available after 11 pm... No zomato, swiggy available in night
4. Dormitory/ retiring rooms were closed for booking even when majority of stations opened this after covid19... Hotels available outside don't know much about them
I will suggest dont halt here for long better if you are going to Puri go directly there or reach Puri by any means for better facilities and services availability
5. Autos available outside station and as usual its only thing which is available in night 😆 ..
6. TTEs always available at Exit Platform for checking tickets.. and they grab lots of people without Tickets..
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My ratings to the station
1.5/5

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3 Public Posts - Wed May 11, 2022

1 Public Posts - Thu May 12, 2022

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Train Tip
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May 11 (02:08)   22820/Visakhapatnam - Bhubaneswar SF InterCity Express
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TouristerDivyanshu^~   122906 blog posts
Entry# 5340873            Tags  
Overall Tip
In 2011 i travel in this train end to end and i guess it was normal mail express intercity..
However this time its superfast, train was exactly same as on that time..
Runs like same priority.. reach BBS on time..
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You will get seats easily from Vizag if you reach ontime still i reached just 1 min before departure and i got the train and seat as well however got the seat bcoz 2 families seated with their children and 4 students .. so they ask me something in Telugu and i said English or Hindi bro.. he told me in english with tuta futa to sit above and i said its very hot 🥵 above and its too on height so he said ok sit here..
So i got seat after departure trains gets more pax, there is huge rush from simanchalam station in whole journey till end no rush like that boarded
2. At Vizag station you will get lots of food options however enroute you will get tea/waterbottle/coldrinks and most importantly crispy Samosa 😋
20 rs for 3.. but after 7 or 8 pm only station catering options available that is from stalls..
3. Charging Sockets available on both sides
4. Trains gets empty after Brahmapur, you can sleep even ..
By reaching BBS train is hardly 30% occupied..
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Overall i will rate this train as 4.5/5
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I interacted with family's and those students, they told me so much about Andhra Pradesh which we never see on social medias, news.. as every one just show us silver spoon 🥄 without telling the issues..
One of student had great time talk, he shared so much about culture, people, issues, what mindset they had for betterment of State and Nation..
They deboarded at Sompeta its near to Orrissa Border, he shared his contact information and also invited for his elder brother marriage this year 😹
As i asked him that how rituals and ceremonies took places here in AP in Wedding..

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2 Public Posts - Wed May 11, 2022
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