Very good speed between MAJN to SRR...
U will feel like u r in Rajdhani... Bcoz of less stops and good speed
YEs in terms of speed and punctuality ,its awesome especially between SRR and Mangalore .. also its has good patronage
That happens for short distance for most trains, where drivers have good terrain, and clean track. They can maneuver speed for short sectors.
Most probably in next budget, it should converted into BIWEEKLY
I hope new govt makes it Daily Running , as it is popular and has less travel time....
New Government is going to be renewed by 2019...
and yet nothing happened.
Very serious problem is food and please update information about catering which is not available in this train both inside/outside. Last stop to get a dinner is at Calicut and next day lunch will be available on request at Roha. Ratnagiri or Chiplun, one has to adjust with Vada Pav as a breakfast and nothing else you'll get including Tea. Only coffee is available in many places in the Konkan stretch.
Dinner will be available upto Mangaluru Junction.
the only hope for good food is Madgaon if train comes on pf1, you will get good quality food here
Dinner available at calicut & Kannur, e-catering is also available, breakfast u'l have to compromise with vada pav, lunch u'll have to give order to the catering person.