This train connects the the major Buddhist tourist centre in Bihar with the capital city of India.
The train normally leaves New Delhi at the right time(not during Winter) and it runs at a good speed till Panki near Kanpur. Due to heavy traffic at Kanpur it gets late sometimes by an hour.
Going by the recent trends, it covers CNB-ALD stretch in Just 2 hrs i.e @100kph.
But then comes the Daddy’s time, yes, RAJDHANI EXPRESS. 5 Rajdhani trains depart from Delhi in a span of roughly 65 min and all of them run one behind another.
These Rajdhani trains overtake Mahabodhi exp between Vindhyachal and Mughalsarai, if they are running at their scheduled time. Mahabodhi gets delayed by 2.5 to 3 hrs till it reaches Mughalsarai. Then after it doesn’t get too late.
The train is always crowdy, food quality has improved in the recent years and cleanliness is maintained(though people don’t co-operate).
This train is NEVER on time.
This train remains cancelled for some days during winter season and when it runs, it runs too badly in those foggy conditions. If you’re travelling in winters then brace yourself for 9-10 hrs delay or even more.