Petitioning Union Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu

Worst experience in Vizag-Yeshwantpur Special train... Does India require Bullet trains??

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Dear Respected Railway Minister,

Last week Friday i have traveled from Yeshwantpur to Eluru (Andhra Pradesh) in YPR-Vizag SPL train  and returned on Sunday in same train. While going to Eluru there were some small issues (3rd AC) like no water in cabin and 1 hr late which is acceptable.

But while returning train got late by 2 and half an hour by reaching Eluru, we thought it will cover the late by the time we reach Bangalore. But not, we realized by morning  that train was running 6hrs late and it end-up 7 hrs late finally (Actual arrival time 7:30 AM to KR Puram, Bangalore but it reached afternoon 2:30 PM). The most irritated thing and major issue was no water in cabin. When we requested TC  he said he we will ask staff to fill  in Tirupati. Let's imagine the situation of Kids and elders who were in train. Its was the worst journey i have experienced in my 39 years of life.

The cleanliness was worst, though there was a dustbin it overflowed... sink is full of vomit (please check the picture attached), these are the fewer examples. If 3rd AC compartment itself in such a horrible condition, difficult to imagine about sleeper and general compartments.

There are two main issues here... 1) What do we really mean special train? Why there is no particular timings in train time table? Why the special trains always run late (It's not only my view, its general view of co-passengers)

2) Second issue is as we are unable to keep normal trains clean/hygienic and trains don't follow timings how can we expect we are eligible to handle bullet trains?? Is it really worth spending a common man  to travel in a  bullet train and face these difficulties?? Finally what will be the future of normal trains after bullet trains era??

This shows lot of efforts need to do to rectify the issues which normal trains/SPL trains facing and provide better service to customers before introduce bullet trains.

Hope you will understand the issues.

 

Thanks & Regards,

Nagakumar

 

 



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