General Observation regarding Speed and Punctuality-
➡️If 12994 Puri-Gandhidham SF Express reaches Raipur with Delay of 30-45 minutes, then expect some speedy action till Surat, MPS Skips, and BT arrivals except slowdowns at Udhna Outer, Kuram( near Badnera)
➡️But if 12994 reaches Raipur with Delay of more than 50-60 minutes, then CR trolls it from Azad Hind from Raipur to Bhusaval, despite that a on time arrival can be expected at Surat. Between Nagpur-Bhusaval it will maintain a delay of 1-1.5 Hours, after entering the TV Section expect a MPS run.
यदि ये ट्रैन वाया गोधरा दाहोद रतलाम भोपाल नागपुर रायपुर
होकर डबल ओर पूर्ण विद्युतीकृत मार्ग से चलती तो
स्पीड बहूत कवर हो।जाती भले ही ये मार्ग मात्र 79 किमी
ही लम्बा है
Gimb puri slack se bharpoor ,hai Asli Rulers to Tapti Ganga aur Navjeevan hai TV section ki
Can be easily speeded up by an hour. Have seen it running 1 hr BT.
Yes, I know TG and Navjeevan are best train in TV Section, but never underestimate a normal train, because it may be the one giving highest average on some sections of its route :)
I don't member when but 12994 has covered JL-ST at a average of 70 kmph.
Abhi to route double hai.. 70 average milta hoga.. Surat - Jalgaon mai ek train hai jiska schedule hi 70 ka hai
Return mai koi train 70 ka average nahi deti. UDN-JL mai 19064 ka scheduled speed hi 69-70 hai shayad.
The only thing which I remember is that it was 4 hr late at JL then 2 hr late at ST and arrived 50 mins late at GIMB. Can't remember the exact date but it was during the period I left this site.
Tapti ganga ke stoppage itne jyada hote hue bhi usne ekdin 79 ka avg diya tha between bsl and udn...
Haa jisdin tapti late hoti hai to 78 se 79 de deti hai... I personally experienced
Some best runs I remember till day
1. ADI-PURI @ 62 KMPH(Highest average for any train between ADI-PURI)
2. GIMB-ADI @ 65 KMPH( Trolled at Sabarmati outer. Was onboard)
3. NDB-NGP @ 66 KMPH ( Doubling works in TV Section, so was detained)
.. .Tapti Ganga Exp once overtook 12993...as it was running late so railways made TG to overtake....it. And many tyms 12993 trolled TG...also
Bhai mai tapti ka favour is liye krta hu kyoki wo meri all tym fav gaadi hai, Ab aap hai samjh lo koi nahi chahega ki uski fav tra8n ki insult ho... Mai yeh bhi nhii keh rha gimb puri achi gadi nhii hai... Sb trains apni apni jagah par shii hai... Sb ki apni fav trains hoti hai...😻😻
Yes, one should respect each others choices. You might also had done this like have sacrificed my sleep many times just to Spot 12993/4😍😍.
BOOKING PREFERENCE FOR PASSENGERS FROM COASTAL ODISHA TO CHHATTISGARH(Only included trains via SBP)
1. 12994 Puri-Gandhidham Weekly SF Exp: This train must be the first priority while booking from Odisha to any state it serves, be it Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra or Gujarat. Cleanliness is excellent, Due to less number of halts and being a weekly train, rush of unreserved passengers in SL is very much low. Though there's no pantry car present, one can opt for IRCTC e-catering at BBS, there are a lot of options available. However, for those who board from the stations beyond BBS should bring their own food from home or better have their dinner and board the train, as it arrives at DNKL/ANGL/TLHD at relatively late hours, beyond
Tickets not easily avbl in 12994 😥