I was fortunate that I got confirmed ticket. I got lower berth. The food was average. Very soon the co-passenger became my friends. Train was late but the it managed the time and I was able to reach my destination on time.
Well I had to meet a friend of mine and the only option available is taking train, flights too. I was lucky to book a Tatkal ticket for 12149 Pune-Patna Express, boarded the train after having dinner at Comesum (Pune Railway Station). Being a regular train the amenities inside were just satisfying as its on other trains, my booking was in 2 AC. Clean blankets, bed-sheets were supplied, air conditioning was fine too. Next day serving by pantry breakfast, lunch, dinner was very good. I must say if you are travelling by this train avoid taking food from outside vendors, just trust on train pantry you will be happy and satisfied. Train got delayed after Allahabad Junction and reached Patna 6 hrs late which I heard is regular affair for this train, so if you are travelling by this it will arrive only after 8 Am morning.
Train was delayed by three hours. I travelled in third AC coach of the train and the seats were in good condition but the coach attendant was not good. Toilets were not clean and bedding was good as it was washed properly but there was no towel provided to the passengers. Since the route of this passes through three states so the sight was good at night at around 9.30 in the second day of journey. Train passes over river Ganga and this is very interesting to watch River Ganga at night.
The trains can take you faster, easier and with comfort. You can reach here at suitable times in all seasons. Satna junction is on the main route connecting almost every corner of India. The perfect junction place to reach, halt, relax and visit different places with variety of picnic experiences.rnrn
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