If you are traveling from Pune to Ratlam/Udaipur and you ticket is in waiting list, then check booking from Miraj Junction (MRJ) to your destination, there are more chances that you will get confirm ticket with less fare (due to dynamic fare).
e.g. For this Diwali Pune to Ratlam is Waiting List 22 (Fare - 1855) while that from Miraj is Available 162 (Fare - 1500).
Perks of having Flexi Fare where not required....
Humsafar with avg of 53kmph and on the top of it Dynamic fare, not at all justifies.
Now a days Humsafars are getting good patronage.
Yes, but Dynamic pricing need to be removed from Humsafars.
If you want to reach Bhopal in time, then don't prefer this train. Instead go for Pune - Habibganj Hamsafar.
This Special always runs late.. and have no schedule if delayed..
What you say maybe true. But the two trains run on different days of the week, so the day of departure has to be convenient to the traveller. If you travel by Third AC, it is okay as both trains have it. But sleeper class is available only on 01663
Secondly, how are u assured of punctuality of Pune HBJ HS??
Both run on Sunday (for PUNE-HBJ sector).
As it is using Hawrah Duranto & Nagpur AC Express slot.. it will run on time till Bhusaval for sure..
While this special is delayed in it's Bhopal - Dharwad journey itself, so due to less TAT at Dharwad it will keep on rescheduling..
Yeah I had very horrible experience with this special travelled thrice from Pune to HBJ n all time it reached HBJ with huge 8 hours delay.
This train top in delay in its own sector (Pune - HBJ).
Sorry, I gave wrong information on the days of departure
First run was 45 minutes late!!!