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In one word FABULOUS.
1. Cleanliness - USP of this train. After 22436 reached BSB dot on time, it took the OBHS 45 mins to clean the train. At 1445 hrs gate were opened for pax. After every meal floor is cleaned and food table of each and every seat is cleaned too. Toilets are clean with sensor taps. Flush uses very less water. Odourless.
2. Food - Service is started with one rail neer provided soon after crossing manduadih. Snacks is average. Small samosa, ketchup, caramel popcorn, cup cake, apple
juice (very good taste) and masala tea/coffee. Thats it. Those boarding at ALD get it too. Dinner is very good with rice, daal, dry veg, shahi paneer, mix pickle, paratha, curd, soan papdi. Along with this a packet of salt and pepper, napkin, spoon and sanitizer is provided. Dinner loaded from Kanpur by Landmark group of hotels.
3. Punctuality - Around 10 mins late at each station. Fantastic run b/w ALD - NDLS.
4. Security - Though automatic doors make us feel secure still RPF personnels are deployed in this train and they make frequent rounds of each coach
5. Railfanning - no railfanning, just sit back and enjoy high speed skips, overtakes and crossings.
6. Charging points - 3 pin plug points below each and every seat.
Improvements I suggest:
1. Arm rest should be a little higher.
2. Pushback seats are missed in CC
3. Seats look good but more cushioning will be appreciated.
4. Some arrangements should be done that lights can be switched off after dinner.
5. Gulab jamun should be brought back in dinnner instead of soan papdi and size of samosa should be a bit bigger in snacks. Snacks quantity was less than what one gets in Rajdhani/shatabdi.

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Dec 07 2017 (16:30)   12508/Aronai Express (PT)

King at 50^~   33926 blog posts   105535 correct pred (76% accurate)
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1. If you are booking from SCL/BPB/NHLG/LMG upto MLDT, almost any WL will Cnf. Lots of Tkts will be up for grabs in Current Booking in this sector.
A perfect overnight Service from Silchar towards Assam & North Bengal.
But if bookings for HWH & beyond the chances of getting CNF tkts drastically falls.
2. Pax boarding from NCB/NJP/KNE/MLDT/HWH/KGP
for Kerala destinations must book in GNWL from KOJ avoiding RLWL. RLWL very limited seats & chances of managing a RAC is also extremely negligible.
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May 06 2017 (03:27)   12508/Aronai Express (PT)

Kumar~   137 blog posts   3 correct pred (75% accurate)
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Sleeper Class experience today was horrendous. S2 was packed with unskilled workmen travelling to Kerala and by noon they had all spread plastic sheets on the floors and were sleeping everywhere. It was impossible to get up for lack of space, fear of theft and fear of seat being taken. The Ticket Checkers were accepting bribes to let these people remain and the upper berths had 2, sometimes 3 people. There was no power in my coach so after sundown it was pitch black with no fans and people lying all over the place.

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Nov 06 2015 (13:38)   12507/Aronai Express (PT)

soundr   57 blog posts
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Avoid B4 (guess it was made in 98) as it is close to SL one side of the path to and toilets are always occupied by SL or UR people.
As the train crosses Andhra in daytime pathways near toilets get packed with UR people and some sneak in and sit in berths.
Beddings were good.can't expect more in trains in this region. But pillow size is too small...good for kids.
was maintained well, two power points one each on either side are available.
Overall it is ok and not as dirty as some other trains in this region.
Hard to see onboard cleaning staff.
Food was served by some caterers named Food on Wheels or so. Veg meals was 125/-.
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Jun 03 2015 (14:27)   22812/New Delhi - Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express (via Adra) (PT)

Aditya Kaushal~   302 blog posts   147 correct pred (68% accurate)
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I had travelled in New Delhi - Bhubaneshwar Rajdhani Via Adra in 2'nd AC on 27'th April 2015 . As Soon as we Boarded and left New Delhi Platform, We were given Water Bottle and were given Snacks.
Day 1 :-
Snacks Comprised Of 1 Aloo Patties , 1 Veg Sandwich , 1 Bikano Sohan Papdi Sweet and Tea/Coffee Sachets and Hot Water In Plastic Kettle.

At around 7:30 pm - Soup was Served near Tundla Jn. Tomato Soup is Served which is good in Taste along with Butter Chiplet(In this case it is Nutrilite ) and Soup Sticks and Salt and Pepper Sachets.
At around 8:15 - 8:30pm :- Dinner is Served Comprising Of Paneer Subzi , Yellow Daal , Jeera Rice , Chapatis , Paras Curd and Pickle Sachet. Followed By Cream Bell Vanilla Ice-Cream( Not Seen in Pic ).
Order For Breakfast will be taken After Kanpur (Options are Veg Upma/Veg Cutlet for Vegetarians )
Day2 :-
Around 6:15 am Bed Tea was Served with two Marie Biscuits.
At 7:45 - 8:00 am Before Train Reaches Adra , Breakfast is Served Comprising of 2 Slices Of Brown Bread , Butter Sachet , Boiled Vegetables and Cutlets and Tea/Coffee Sachet.
At 11:30 am Again Same Tomato Soup is Served.
At 12:15 pm after Balasore , Lunch is served again comprising Of Paneer Subzi , Yellow Daal , Jeera Rice , Pickle , Parathas and Paras Curd , Followed by Cream Bell Vanilla Ice Cream.
Overall The Food Quality in this train has improved a lot. Dinner and Snacks from Delhi Base Kitchen are good. Breakfast is very good and Lunch is also good provided by Kharagpur Base kitchen. The Paneer Dish given by Kharagpur Base Kitchen is superb and one of the best you will eat in any Rajdhani , but Daal is just Plain Boiled Water (Tasteless). Rest all the Food provided is of good quality.
Train reached Bhubaneswar 15 Minutes Before Time and Cleanliness Provided on this Train has improved a lot. It was even Cleaner than Howrah Rajdhani( My return Journey was by Howrah Rajdhani ) Thanks to OnBoard Housekeeping staff who were cleaning the floors after every Meals and Toilets were cleaned after 2-3 hours regularly . Overall I had a great journey in this train. It has really improved a lot in terms of Cleanliness and Food Quality, From being the worst Rajdhani it has largely improved.
Beware , You can ask for Extra Dal , Subzi , Roti , Breakfast and he will Politely give but at the end of Journey in all coaches the Pantry Staff will come asking for Tips and will charge a minimum 50-100 Rs.
Overall :- 8/10
Cleanliness - 9/10
Food - 7/10
Bed Rolls - 8/10

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