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May 26 2017 (11:41)   GR/Gulbarga (4 PFs)

skumarvkulkarni~   1674 blog posts
Entry# 2293605            Tags   Past Edits
Updates on Bidar Gulbarga New line at Sultanpur Station(Outskirts of Gulbarga)
- All platform works completed with FUB..
- LED lights are shining
- Huge Goods shed is almost ready( the existing Gulbarga station Goods shed will be shifted to Sultanpur Station soon)
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Once the Goods shed at Gulbarga is shifted to Sultanpur station(outskirts of gulbarga on Bidar line), there will be some space for stabling lines at GR station
- Sultanpur station looks to have 3 platforms (the third one may be used for Goods stabling)
- Overall works looks excellent as usual nothing to mention since its SCR line!

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22691 Making of an AC Exp*^~   2242 blog posts   9 correct pred (90% accurate)
Re# 2293605-6            Tags   Past Edits
Hope GR divn with all those lines is formed in SCR itself :)
  
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May 25 2017 (16:05)   LUR/Latur (2 PFs)

लातूर Latur   15 blog posts
Entry# 2292476            Tags   Past Edits
Latur- Mumbai Express to remain as it is.
A new train Bidar- Mumbai Express would be started effective 1st July. Big relief to passengers in an around Latur.

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May 26 2017 (01:11)
22691 Making of an AC Exp*^~   2242 blog posts   9 correct pred (90% accurate)
Re# 2292476-4            Tags   Past Edits
That's great. But instead of starting it on July 1, the new train should be started and run via GR once the new line is open.

  
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May 26 2017 (16:01)
लातूर Latur   15 blog posts
Re# 2292476-5            Tags   Past Edits
The proposed new train would be via Latur and not from Gulbarga

  
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May 27 2017 (00:40)
22691 Making of an AC Exp*^~   2242 blog posts   9 correct pred (90% accurate)
Re# 2292476-6            Tags   Past Edits
That's what, they shouldn't have done that. There is no direct train from GR to CST. All the passing trains have very few quota. New BIDR - CSTM Exp should have run via GR to serve multi-purpose.

  
May 27 2017 (09:49)
skumarvkulkarni~   1674 blog posts
Re# 2292476-7            Tags   Past Edits
Come on sir CR will not run any train from Gulbarga or will do any activity which benefits Gulbarga and Wadi...

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Mar 21 2017 (16:44)   NZB/Nizamabad Junction (3 PFs)

Rizwan NZB Jn~   271 blog posts   1 correct pred (50% accurate)
Entry# 2205368            Tags   Past Edits
Look how dramatic it is, let's name it as the Golden Ellipse as these stations shall play a vital role between CR and SCR once the proposed lines and other pending projects gets completed. Bodhan-Bidar line (in dotted brown) which is pending to be commissioned would be boon connecting the either sides. Though it may take a lot of time but the future of these stations will make an economical impact in the development of this region.

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May 26 2017 (01:14)
22691 Making of an AC Exp*^~   2242 blog posts   9 correct pred (90% accurate)
Re# 2205368-6            Tags   Past Edits
Do you know the distance of the LTRR - GR line?

  
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May 26 2017 (11:27)
skumarvkulkarni~   1674 blog posts
Re# 2205368-7            Tags   Past Edits
Gulbarga Latur distance would be arround 140 to 150Kms... instead of connecting to Latur road railway station Gulbarga-Latur new line should connect at Latur . And to answer your question Gulbarga to Latur road distance would 140+22Kms=162 Kms

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May 20 2017 (09:05)   ‘Will consider demand for train between Hubballi & Mangaluru’

rdb*^   129386 news posts
Entry# 2284061   News Entry# 302974         Tags   Past Edits
Trains from Hubballi to Varanasi, Mysuru to be introduced
Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha has promised to consider favourably a demand for introducing a train between Hubballi and Mangaluru to provide connectivity between the coastal and interior regions of Karnataka.
Replying to a demand by Pralhad Joshi, MP, at a ceremony to release a stamp brought out by the India Post to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of the saint Hanagal Kumaraswamy here on Friday, Mr. Manoj Sinha said that he would try his best to consider this demand and see
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that a train was run between these two cities of the State.
Saying that this demand had been made by people of this region as well as that of the coastal belt, Mr. Joshi said that Hubballi was already connected with Mysuru and Bengaluru by train and the department of Railways has also fulfilled the demand for introducing new trains to Varanasi and Mysuru.
He has also urged the Minister to consider another demand for introducing the train between Hubballi and Mangaluru.
Later, Mr. Joshi told The Hindu that he had briefed the Minister regarding the need for running a train between Hubballi and Mangaluru via Arsikere junction.
Earlier, a train was running between Mangaluru and Miraj via Hubballi and it was stopped during the gauge conversion works. The Minister has been urged to reintroduce this train.
Later, this train could be diverted via Ankola once the works of laying a railway track between Hubballi and Ankola was completed.
Mr. Joshi also announced on this occasion that the Ministry of Railways has fulfilled the demand for providing a train between Hubballi and Varanasi (Kashi) and a day train between Hubballi and Mysuru. Both of these trains would be flagged off at a function to be held here on May 23, he said.
The trains from Hubballi to Varanasi and Mysuru will be flagged off at a function on May 23

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May 21 2017 (01:37)
22691 Making of an AC Exp*^~   2242 blog posts   9 correct pred (90% accurate)
Re# 2284061-32            Tags   Past Edits
UBL - MYS is the UBL - SBC passenger which will be converted and extended to MYS as shadow train of Chamundi Exp. So, i don't think it will run via HPT

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May 21 2017 (10:56)
Waiting for UBL MAQ exp~   2094 blog posts   732 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 2284061-34            Tags   Past Edits
But both the day time passengers from UBL-SBC have links with SMET & CTA. It would be too difficult to handle links & many regular passengers would suffer if speed up is done by removal of halts & timings changed.

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May 20 2017 (10:26)  

phaniraj1274~   133 blog posts
Entry# 2284190            Tags   Past Edits
and Keralites they should Demand for the Separate Railway Zone Bifurficating from SR .How Long Malayalees will be under SR Zone under Chennai Administration? Keralites are not getting any priority under SR Zone in terms of Railway projects,New Trains and Stoppages.So Entire Kerala State should get Separate Railway Zone Naming it as "Malabar Railway Zone" With Zonal Head quarters at Ernakulam Junction which is the centre part of Kerala and Business Hub and Mollywood stars residing area and IT Hub and Recently Metro Rail also got to Ernakulam

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May 20 2017 (11:18)
22691 Making of an AC Exp*^~   2242 blog posts   9 correct pred (90% accurate)
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and Mangaluru should be detached from Palaghat division and should be formed a new division under SWR. Palaghat (Kerala) is using MAQ as a dumping yard while their genuine demand trains to their own capital, Bengaluru and Mumbai are made to start from MAJN. Hence MAQ and MAJN should come out of control from Kerala!! Similarly, there are many other demands - NED divn should be attached to CR, GR divn should be formed under SWR. Andhra should get a new zone. HQ of WR should be shifted to ADI...... When these demands are met, new demands will emerge...

  
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May 20 2017 (11:29)
Science is better than Engineering and Technology*^~   13756 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
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then TVC NCJ& PGTN POY should be attached with MDU division PUU QLN to TVC division. endless...
  
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New Facilities/TechnologySCR/South Central  -  IR Press Release 
May 17 2017 (19:53)   No.106/2017-18 17-05-2017 Secunderabad Commissioning of Electrification on Guntakal-Raichur-Wadi Section and Nallapadu-Cumbum Section of SCR; - Significant Milestone in the path of progress

knkprasad956*^~   529 news posts
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No.106/2017-18 17-05-2017
Secunderabad
Commissioning of Electrification on Guntakal-Raichur-Wadi Section and Nallapadu-Cumbum Section of SCR; - Significant Milestone in the path of progress
South Central Railway achieved another significant milestone with the commissioning of Electrical Traction o­n Guntakal-Raichur-Wadi section and Nallapadu-Cumbum section of Guntur-Nandyal rail route. Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) issued authorisation for introduction of Electrical Traction o­n these two routes with a length a
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301 Route kilometres and 517 Track Kilometres in o­ne go. CRS authorization issued for electrical traction of Guntakal-Chiksugur section (136 Rkm) and Nallapadu-Cumbum section (165 Rkm).
Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, South Central Railway has been focussing o­n providing new impetus to the speedy completion of all infrastructural works o­n SCR. He conducted extensive works review meetings with Rail Viksas Nigam Limited (RVNL) and Centre for Railway Electrification Organisation (CORE) officials to facilitate timely execution of the projects. His initiatives facilitated timely approval of plans, budgetary sanctions and speedy execution of the works as well as prompt certification of Commissioner Railway Safety for the projects which helps in the Operational convenience and improving the mobility of Passenger and Freight Trains. It is a new record in the history of South Central Railway to get CRS authorisation for 517 kms length of Electric Traction in o­ne go
Guntakal-Raichur-Wadi Electrification project
The Guntakal-Raichur-Wadi section which provides a vital link towards Mumbai and North India from Chennai, Bengaluru and Southern parts. Guntakal-Wadi Electrification project was sanctioned in the year 2009-10. This section has 228 Route Kilometres and 547 Track Kilometres. The Guntakal-Chiksugur section comprising 136 route kilometre length was authorized for introduction of electrical traction by Commissioner of Railway Safety recently. The entire project was executed with an expenditure of 207.7 crores. The electrification works of this section were taken up in two parts i.e., Wadi-Raichur & Guntakal-Raichur sections. Wadi-Raichur section has a length of 107 route kilometres and a length of 260 track kilometres. Guntakal-Raichur section has a length of 121 route kilometres and a length of 287 track kilometres. This section is having a total of 26 stations Enroute, 49 Manned level crossings and 17 Un-manned level crossings.
The completion of electrification between Wadi and Guntakal will enable to run Trains with Electric engines between Mumbai, New Delhi and Bengaluru, Chennai. Commissioner of Railway Safety authorised for running of electrical locomotives o­n Chiksugur-Guntakal Sectionrecently.
Electrification of Nallapadu-Cumbum Section (165 Rkm)
The electrification of the Section Nallapadu-Cumbum-Diguvametta-Dhone-Guntakal, with a total 426 Route Kilometer was sanctioned at an estimated cost of Rs. 363.32 Cr. during the year 2012-13. So far an amount of Rs.261.46 was incurred for the Nallapadu-Diguvametta section.
As a part of the electrification project, the section between Nallapadu-Cumbum is completed o­n Guntur-Nandyal-Guntakal rail route. Nallapadu-Cumbum section comprises of 165 Route Kilometers and 200 Track Kilometers. Commissioner of Railway Safety, South Central Circle/Secunderabad has conducted statutory inspection and authorized for introduction of passenger train services o­n electric traction was issued.
The advantages of this Electric Traction in the section of Nallapadu-Cumbum
will be –
The passenger Trains between Tenali-Markapur can be converted from Diesel Loco hauling to Electric Loco hauling which will save diesel cost, avoid pollution with increased sectional speed for optimum utilization.
All Diesel hauled Trains (Passenger/Goods) will run o­n Electric Traction from Vijayawada to Guntur and can be extended up to Markapur covering also Narsaraopet and Vinukonda.
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May 17 2017 (23:06)
22691 Making of an AC Exp*^~   2242 blog posts   9 correct pred (90% accurate)
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Anyone knows if KLU - GTL is electrified? IRI shows it as electrified but some people say it is not. Anyone with first-hand info?

  
May 17 2017 (23:09)
Waiting for UBL MAQ exp~   2094 blog posts   732 correct pred (70% accurate)
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Its not electrified, only GTL-GY-Kalluru is electrified.

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Commentary/Human Interest
May 03 2017 (22:57)   Suresh Prabhu: Bidding for redevelopment of 25 railway stations to begin soon: Suresh Prabhu

rdb*^   129386 news posts
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NEW DELHI: This summer, India plans to auction one of its largest Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects that entails redeveloping 25 of the country’s most prominent railway stations at a minimum investment of Rs 30,000 crore, railway minister Suresh Prabhu told ET.
"The bidding for around 25 stations is about to start. We've held several pre-bid consultations with many big real-estate players that are willing to invest in lieu of a long-term contract for the commercial exploitation of railway land," Prabhu said.
Among the stations the government wants refurbished are Bengaluru, Lokmanya Tilak
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(T) in Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Visakhapatnam, Howrah, Allahabad, Kamakhya, Faridabad, Jammu Tawi, Bangalore Cantonment, Bhopal, Mumbai Central (Main), Borivali, and Indore.
Many of these railway stations serve as terminal points or key junctions for both inter-city travel and suburban services, which connect the outlying commuter belt to downtown Mumbai, New Delhi, or Kolkata.
India's railroad network, a colonial inheritance, has struggled to match the country's scorching pace of economic expansion, putting the focus on private partnership for garnering the cash needed to refurbish the rickety infrastructure.
Prabhu said the government and private stakeholders would invest at least Rs 8 lakh crore in the next five years to modernise the railways that still moved the bulk of the output from coal pits, cement silos, and steel factories.
"We are focusing on infrastructure in a big way, and on meaningful infrastructure. In the 70 years since Independence, we had accomplished just about 16,000 km of doubling (the tracks)," Prabhu said. "In the past two years, we have sanctioned almost 14,000 km of doubling and work is underway. This would give a huge boost to infrastructure in the next two years when these projects get commissioned."
In the past two years, Prabhu has been credited with initiating two of the biggest reforms in the railroad sector. Last month, he secured the Cabinet’s nod for setting up an independent rail regulator to recommend fares, a move that could de-politise the decision of revising passenger tariffs. And last year, Prabhu voluntarily agreed to merge the railway budget with the general budget.
On the deteriorating financial health of the state-run transporter, the minister said his target was to help the railways clamber out of the cost-inefficiency trap and stablise the future operating ratio at 87-88%. The operating ratio is a key metric for the country's railroads and indicates the money needed for the transporter to earn Rs 100. The railroad’s operating ratio was 96% in FY2017, leaving the government with little money to reinvest in the maintenance and improvement of the existing network.
"At the end of the year, people start comparing the Indian Railways to a corporate entity but forget all about its social commitments," Prabhu said.
The Indian Railways has an additional wage-bill burden of Rs 25,000 crore as it had to implement the pay increases mandated by the seventh pay commission.
"To give you a perspective, the operating ratio moves by 1% when the expenditure increases by Rs 1,725 crore. That would mean that the operating ratio should have increased by almost 15% as compared to last year. If it were business as usual, we would have ended up at 105% as the operating ratio. But because of the increase in passenger and non-fare earnings and various cost-optimisation initiatives, we managed to pull back the operating ratio to only 96%," he said.
"Add to this, my public social obligation of almost Rs 36,000 crore (below-cost passenger fares and rebates). If we are able to make up for that, the operating ratio would jump to almost 75%, which would be very good by international standards," he added.
The minister said inadequate investments in the rail network after Independence were primarily responsible for the problems of the sector. “In the past 64 years, freight loading has grown by 1,344% and passenger kilometers by 1,642%. However, the route kilometers have grown by only 23%, and 65% of the sections are running at 100% or above line capacity on high-density networks," he said.
For the current financial year, railways will have a capital expenditure budget of Rs 1.31 lakh crore, the highest ever.
"We have consistently grown our capex, almost doubling it in less than 2 years. Last year, our capital expenditure grew to Rs 1.11lakh crore. This growth is primarily coming on the back of increased third party investments," he said.

  
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May 04 2017 (11:27)
22691 Making of an AC Exp*^~   2242 blog posts   9 correct pred (90% accurate)
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5 out of 15 mentioned stations are in MH. That's 33%. MH is getting a windfall!! I was expecting a few more in UP, specially GKP, BSB, and CNB. Sad to see SC missing from that list... Hope they are covered in remaining 10 stations. It would be nice to see ADI, JP on the list as well.

  
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May 04 2017 (12:17)
Awes Khan*^~   43502 blog posts   2167 correct pred (78% accurate)
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Its just paper list. Same like smart city scheme of NDA Government. Nothing will improve.

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Mar 08 2017 (08:36)   IRCTC’s next-gen system is a nightmare

karbang~   162 news posts
Entry# 2189765   News Entry# 295713         Tags   Past Edits
With much fanfare in 2014, Indian Railways announced that the launch of its Next Generation Reservation System from IRCTC — a massive ₹180 crore rewrite — was going to make passenger travel easier. The new system boasted a host of new easy-to-use features, including showing train availability for multiple dates, across multiple classes, in dedicated tabs.
The relaunch was, after all, badly needed. The old system’s user interface was terrible. Page changeovers were horribly designed. The infrastructure was clearly not sized to handle demand because logins would frequently time out under load. Or connections to the site would drop during booking, leaving passengers frustrated and in limbo.
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the site is more stable than before but the clunky user interface continues to haunt users. India is supposed to be a superpower maintaining computer systems and sites of companies around the world. But the IRCTC website is a poor demonstration of India’s technological competence and finesse.
Confusion galore
Logging on to the website, travellers are still expected to know the names of destinations that only the Railways uses — not the other way around. Try booking a ticket to Kolhapur. You just can’t because this important town, home to one of the most sacred temples in India, is not listed. You will have to perform a Google search to learn that the official Indian Railways name is C Shahumharaj Train Station. Who in the world would ever know this? Couldn’t the website designers add Kolhapur in the dropdown?
Assuming you get past this hurdle, the first confusion is when the site responds to your request to show availability. The Railways has clung on to ticket codes and abbreviations from the days of the Raj — shorthand which made sense when everything needed to fit into a small paper form. It is bizarre that a computerised system should still be restricted in this manner.
What in the world does GNWL145/WL80 mean? The site helpfully defines WL as “Wait List” and RAC as “Reservation Against Cancellation” but why is GNWL not defined? How can you have two different status priorities such as GNWL15/RAC94 be listed together?
Veteran train enthusiasts may remark in jest that one needs to know this lingo or is otherwise not fit to travel by India’s trains. But the reality is that many travellers, especially senior citizens, find these codes breathtakingly confusing.
Senior woes
On the booking page where you list passenger details, age and gender are important fields. Suppose a person in your travelling party is a woman who is 74 years old. A separate box asks if this person is a Senior Citizen. But, wait. Can’t the site figure this out automatically? If by error you don’t select “Yes” to the Senior Citizen question, the site denies you the discount and doesn’t say so until after the transaction completes.
On inquiry, an IRCTC agent told me later that unless you specifically ask for the Senior Citizen discount, you don’t get it even if the traveller qualifies. Nor can the discount be retroactively granted. Wouldn’t it have been better if the system was designed to get you the lowest fare that you qualify for regardless of whether you ask for discounts?
Now, on to seat selection. The desire of passengers to know and select which seat they will spend their journey in before they commit to the trip — window or aisle, side seats or regular, lower berth or top berth, central part of a car or towards the end — is not only reasonable but is expected in any kind of reservation system. It is also something airlines charge extra for.
The new IRCTC system still not only does not show a seat/berth map to allow you to choose your seat, it seems to complicate everything. Suppose you want a lower berth as a precondition to travel. You can request a lower berth by checking a radio button.
But unless you choose a second button that forbids the system from booking a ticket if at least one lower berth is assigned, your original preference is generally simply ignored.
And the unkindest cut of all: your assigned seat is revealed to you only after the financial transaction is complete.
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Wrong steps
If your preference for lower berth is denied, the system thankfully provides you with a choice to either proceed with the reservation or not, without penalty. But remember that money from your bank has already been debited for what potentially is not yet a completed transaction.
If you choose to abandon the transaction at this stage, the system gravely marks the transaction “failed”. Not “transaction cancelled by user because IRCTC did not grant user’s request”, but “transaction failed”, as though there was some technical/user problem somewhere.
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IRCTC is good at issuing refunds to the original payment mode (bank, credit card) when passengers cancel tickets but it is not clear if failed transactions automatically trigger refunds. There is no acknowledgement by IRCTC about failed transactions — only successful transactions merit an email. To be safe, passengers are forced to log in to their IRCTC accounts under the failed transactions heading and write to IRCTC requesting a refund. And then continue to follow up with the bank to see that the money is back in. Architects of the IRCTC system need only visit the websites of private bus aggregators such as Redbus, bus companies such as VRL, or public bus corporations such as KSRTC to learn a few simple tricks about online ticket management.
These latter organisations do not have ₹180 crore to spend on a system rewrite. But their websites are a lot more user-friendly than the Next Generation Reservation System of one of the largest rail networks in the world.
The writer is the managing director of Rao Advisors LLC, Texas

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Mar 08 2017 (23:54)
22691 Making of an AC Exp*^~   2242 blog posts   9 correct pred (90% accurate)
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Nice write-up. However, I disagree on few points:
1) As you mentioned, the website has defined what WL and RAC means. Why does a traveling passenger need to know whether it is GNWL or RLWL or PQWL? As long as it ends with WL, people know that they are in Wait List. Coming to GNWL15/RAC94, we read from left to right. As it ends with RAC, it means we are in RAC currently. What is so confusing about it?
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senior citizen or not based on age. But wait. Why do we need to force concession to everyone? A well-off senior citizen may not wish to get that concession, after all, Railways is giving concession even after it is under huge financial crisis! Is it daunting to ask to click a checkbox to get 50% discount? Now there may be suggestions that at least the checkbox should be checked by default and those who don't want concession may uncheck it. But that's wrong on two accounts. People should know that they are getting a concession. Checking that checkbox helps them realize it. And those who don't want concession are helping railways, so at least they should have one task reduced ;)
3) On the seat selection, Mr. Abhishek has explained it very well. It is run on the very complex algorithm that balances the load, not in one coach but whole train. There may be points that anyway train will run full why to worry about such complex algorithms while booking? This is not true for all the trains, there are hundreds of trains which do not run to capacity. Double Deckers are a classic example. Premier trains like Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto joined the list after dynamic fares were introduced. And there are many others which don't run full for various reasons. Now it is impossible to have different algorithms for different trains. Hence it is not feasible to allow seat selection by passengers.
4) "Transaction failed" is complete in itself. It clearly tells that the action we were trying to perform did not go through, for whatever reason. Is this really required to see “transaction canceled by the user because IRCTC did not grant user’s request” on the screen? Does it trigger satisfaction/happiness to see that message? After all, these are just wordings. If the customer really feels happy to see such wordings, then IRCTC can change it during maintenance time between 11:30 pm and 12:15 am! However, if we really look at it technically, then it is "user problem" itself. It was the user who selected "No" and aborted the transaction. Had he said "Yes" when IRCTC showed a prompt that the preferred seat is not available, the transaction would have completed successfully!
5) "Failed Transactions" automatically triggers "Refund" module. It is treated and processed on par with ticket cancellation transaction. Money is always credited back to the account. I never ever had to write to IRCTC for a refund, and follow up with IRCTC or Bank never really happened.
6) Comparing IRCTC with VRL, KSRTC, Redbus?? The sheer magnitude of Railway users outnumber all others together. The number of transactions happening in IRCTC is too huge to be compared even with Flipkart of Amazon India. Last year IRCTC emerged as No 1 e-commerce site in India.
Having said all that, IRCTC does need improvement but it is not as bad as it is shown to be.
  
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Mar 01 2017 (21:25)   Sri Ganganagar - Tiruchchirappalli HumSafar Express/14715   Train - Time-Table

22691 Making of an AC Exp*^~   623 Conf TLs   0 Void TLs
Train Name: Sri Ganganagar - Tiruchchirappalli HumSafar Express
Departure Days: Tue
Classes: 3A
Type: Hms
First Departure: Tue Mar 07, 2017
Last Departure:
SGNR 00:25; HMH 01:25 01:50; SOG 02:50 02:55; BKN 05:55 06:20; JU 10:50 11:05; MJ 13:00 13:02; ABR 15:50 16:00; PNU 16:58 17:00; MSH 17:59 18:01; ADI 19:35 19:55; ND 20:41 20:43; ANND 20:58 21:00; BRC 21:43 21:48; BH 22:35 22:37; ST 00:01 00:06; BSR 03:38 03:40; KYN 04:47 04:50; LNL 06:18 06:20; PUNE 07:40 07:50; STR 10:52 10:55; SLI 13:55 14:00; MRJ 14:50 15:00; BGM 17:08 17:10; DWR 19:18 19:20; UBL 20:15 20:25; HRR 22:33 22:35; DVG 22:52 22:53; RRB 00:38 00:40; ASK 01:30 01:35; TK 03:20 03:25; BAW(P) 04:02 04:02; XX-YPRC(P) 04:19 04:19; XX-YPRB(P) 04:21 04:21; XX-YPRC(P) 04:26 04:26; LOGH(P) 04:35 04:35; BAND 04:48 04:50; KJM 05:08 05:10; BWT 06:08 06:10; SA 09:55 10:05; NMKL 10:54 10:55; KRR 11:27 11:30; TPJ 13:30 ;
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Train Name: Sri Ganganagar - Tiruchchirappalli HumSafar Express
Departure Days: Tue
Classes: 3A
Type: Hms
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Feb 18 2017 (14:12)   12253/Anga SF Express (PT) | YPR/Yesvantpur Junction (6 PFs) | LGD/WAP-7/30314

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Entry# 2169284            Tags   Past Edits
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Awesome Wow..Non AC Humsafar
Anga SF Express: Inaugural run with LHB rake.
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CC: LHB Rake; LOCO-EOG-A1-B4-B3-B2-B1-PC-S10-S9-S8-S7-S6-S5-S4-S 3-S2-S1-Gen-Gen-Gen-Gen-EOG.
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Mixed rake: SWR-SWR-SWR-SWR-SWR-SWR-SWR-CR-CR-CR-CR-CR-CR-CR-C R-CR-CR-ER-ER-ER-ER-NER.
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B4 was duronto and rear EOG was Humsafar liveried.
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SWR - coaches, EOG, PC were old but the rest were 2016 manufactured.
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The GEN coach doors had sealed oval glass window, this I am noticing for the first time.
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22691 Making of an AC Exp*^~   2242 blog posts   9 correct pred (90% accurate)
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Well, even though 82653/54 YPR-JP-JP is a Suvidha Exp, it is more like SF, belonging to SWR which runs on LHB Coaches. So, Anga is not the first inter-state LHB train by SWR.
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