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Blog Posts by Mahesh Dikshit
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Feb 10 2016 (03:04)   Option to Change Boarding Point Online Introduced by IRCTC

🚇Admin Proud Indian 🚅🚃🚃🚃🚃🚃   91 news posts
Entry# 1734634   News Entry# 256655         Tags   Past Edits
Option to Change Boarding Point Online has been Introduced by IRCTC. Board on your desired station worry free. What is your opinion? For full rules and details: click here

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Feb 10 2016 (11:07)
Mahesh Dikshit   44 blog posts   3 correct pred (60% accurate)
Re# 1734634-5            Tags   Past Edits
Break Journey should also be permitted by IRCTC. Reservation form may have a column for Journey-from and to and column for reservation from and to. This facility is available in PRS bookings and may also be extended in online booking.

Feb 10 2016 (11:44)
deepakrashikendra~   943 blog posts
Re# 1734634-6            Tags   Past Edits

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Jan 29 2016 (18:56)   From Feb 15, you can book e-tickets on IRCTC only 6 times a month

पश्चिम रेलवे प्रखर शर्मा~   9 news posts
Entry# 1724365   News Entry# 255402         Tags   Past Edits
Frequent railway travellers will now have plan not just when to travel but also when to book the tickets. The e-ticket booking website irctc.co.in will now allow a maximum of six tickets to be booked every month instead of the existing cap of ten from February 15.
Under the existing system of online booking, one can book tickets on Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) website 10 times a month but from February 15, it will be reduced to six times, a senior railway ministry official said.
This has been done to
prevent any possible misuse of online booking facility as it has been felt that a genuine passenger does not require to book tickets online for more than six times in a month, he said.
According to an analysis of usage of quota of booking 10 tickets in a month, it indicated that 90% of users were booking upto six tickets in a given month and only 10% were booking more than six, he said, adding that it is suspected that the 10% users might be involved in touting activities.
Therefore, to deter such touts and to facilitate genuine users, it has been decided that a maximum of six tickets can be booked by an individual user in a month, said the official.
The IRCTC has already put in place various checks for the online booking on its website like only two tickets can be booked by an individual using his or her user-id in a day for advance reservation booking from 8 am to 10 am.
Individuals are allowed to book only two tickets per user-id in a day for Tatkal booking from 10 am to 12 noon.
Quick Book option also remains disabled from 8 am to 12 noon.
All ticketing agents have been barred from booking tickets from 8 am to 8.30 am for general bookings, from 10 am to 10.30 am and 11 am to 11.30 am for Tatkal booking in AC and non-AC classes respectively.
Booking is not allowed through e-wallet and cash cards from 8 am to 12 noon.
There is only one booking in one user login session except for return/onward journey between 8 am to 12 noon.

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Jan 30 2016 (11:03)
Mahesh Dikshit   44 blog posts   3 correct pred (60% accurate)
Re# 1724365-4            Tags   Past Edits
Railways should make mentioning ID card no compulsory at the time of PRS reservation as well as online booking of tickets.ID card no of at least one passenger must be mentioned at the time of booking and this should be checked by TTE in the train. This will help in reducing touts malpractices.
General Travel
Dec 05 2015 (18:25)  

Mahesh Dikshit   44 blog posts   3 correct pred (60% accurate)
Entry# 1671685            Tags   Past Edits
Seat availability is not being shown on the site even though I am using google chrome.This problem is persisting since last 4 days.When I press refresh button, it goes on showing 'wait'. Any one can help.
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Nov 04 2015 (10:44)  

Mahesh Dikshit   44 blog posts   3 correct pred (60% accurate)
Entry# 1637363            Tags   Past Edits
Why should Railways discriminate between e ticket and paper tickets purchased from counters, if the same remains waiting on preparation of chart? Like e tickets, such paper tickets purchased from PRS should also get automatically cancelled after preparation of chart if the ticket is not upgraded to confirm/RAC status.Passengers holding such tickets may be allowed to get refund from any PRS counter or station counters. Some counter can also be made at the platform itself for granting refund to such passengers.If some passenger wants to take a general ticket and refund of only difference amount, that should also be allowed from same counter so that he is not required to go to 2 different counters and join queue.Railway may also consider having a separate general coach for such passengers holding a general ticket (which may be of a different colour) to give them seats.
found traveling with a waitlisted ticket,cancelled automatically, should be considered without ticket and treated accordingly.
This will give relief to passengers with confirmed /RAC tickets and there will no overcrowding in reserved compartments.
Predictions: 31
confirm: 29
rac: 2
wl: 0
Journey: Sat Oct 31, 2015 @ 16:05
Class: AC 3-tier - 3A   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 53
Travel: NZM/Hazrat Nizamuddin   to   MYR/Maihar   |   803 km / 957 km
12190/Mahakaushal Express
Entry# 1631823

Posted by: Mahesh Dikshit   44 blog posts   3 correct pred (60% accurate)
PNR: 231-xxxxxxx   |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: Oct 29 2015 (12:19)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 4 (Booking Status: W/L 8,GNWL)
Passenger 2: Waitlist# 5 (Booking Status: W/L 9,GNWL)
Chart NOT Prepared

Please analyze this PNR, and predict the final Charting Status. Thanks.

Latest Status as of: Oct 31 2015 (13:05)
Passenger 1: B2,6 [UB] (Booking Status: W/L 8,GNWL)
Passenger 2: B2,8 [SU] (Booking Status: W/L 9,GNWL)

Oct 31 2015 (11:37)
Adil   876 blog posts   15892 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 1631823-1            Tags   Past Edits
#RACallocation 12 in 3A from NZM to MYR
Latest Status as of: Today (11:15AM)
Passenger 1: RAC 12 (Booking Status: W/L 8,GNWL)
Passenger 2: Waitlist# 1 (Booking Status: W/L 9,GNWL)
Chart NOT Prepared
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Sep 09 2015 (17:34)  

Mahesh Dikshit   44 blog posts   3 correct pred (60% accurate)
Entry# 1586296            Tags   Past Edits
How can we find out whether retiring room at any station is vacant or not, before booking ticket for that station?

Sep 09 2015 (19:37)
Soumitra Chawathe*^~   30226 blog posts   98197 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1586296-1            Tags   Past Edits
There's no way to find out vacancy. You may try calling that particular station.
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Sep 04 2015 (16:53)  

Mahesh Dikshit   44 blog posts   3 correct pred (60% accurate)
Entry# 1582262            Tags   Past Edits
Is it possible for 2 Senior citizens to get berths in lower berth quota in one form on IRCTC website or both have to fill separate forms ?

Sep 04 2015 (17:00)
12246 Meri Jaan   280 blog posts   1004 correct pred (84% accurate)
Re# 1582262-1            Tags   Past Edits
check this link - /blog/post/1581707, will come to effect from 01/01/2016
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May 09 2015 (11:32)   आज आयेंगे रेल बोर्ड चेयरमैन, मुखिया की शाबासी पाने दिन-रात एक

pandeyjee   507 news posts
Entry# 1461573   News Entry# 223879         Tags   Past Edits
जबलपुर। रेलवे बोर्ड के चेयरमैन एके मित्तल अपने तीन दिवसीय दौरे पर आज जबलपुर आएंगे। सीआरबी का सुबह 6 बजे गांेड़वाना एक्सप्रेेस से आगमन होगा। मुखिया के स्वागत को लेकर महाप्रबंधक रमेश चन्द्रा सहित जोन का पूरा अमला तैयारी में पिछले एक माह से लगा हुआ है। रेलवे आलाकमान के नगर प्रवास पर शहर में तीन दिन बिताये जाने पर अब हर नागरिक को सौगात के उम्मीदों की किरण एक बार फिर जाग गई है।
सीआरबी श्री मित्तल के आने की सुगबुगाहट के बाद से ही चारों तरफ किये गए कार्यों से रेलवे स्टेशन का स्वरूप पूरी तरह से बदल गया है। यही नहीं स्टेशन पर यात्री सुविधा से जुड़े उन कामों को भी पूरा कर लिया गया, जो वर्षों से ऐसे
ही पड़े थे। फिलहाल अपनेे आलाकमान के स्वागत को लेकर रेलवे का तमाम अमला अपनी तैयारियों में जुटा है।

May 09 2015 (14:24)
Mahesh Dikshit   44 blog posts   3 correct pred (60% accurate)
Re# 1461573-1            Tags   Past Edits
Railway Board chairman should ascertain reasons for regular late running of Mahakaushal Exp originating from Jabalpur. The train is always running late by 2-3 hours. Corrective steps should be taken immediately.
General Travel
Feb 09 2015 (18:14)  

Mahesh Dikshit   44 blog posts   3 correct pred (60% accurate)
Entry# 1364840            Tags   Past Edits
New Delhi Lucknow Shatabdi is always running late by 1-2 hours. If this important train is to take 8 hours for this journey, why should we be charged such a high fare? What is the use of Railways making coaches to run at 200 km per hour when they will actually run at 65 km/hour.
General Travel
Nov 14 2014 (10:01)  

Mahesh Dikshit   44 blog posts   3 correct pred (60% accurate)
Entry# 1276081            Tags   Past Edits
On 11.11.2014 , I made a journey from New Delhi to Haridwar by 12055 Jan Shatabdi Express in II seating.I booked ticket for this on 20.10.2014 vide PNR 2526559332 and was given 67 window seat and 62 seat nos in coach D4. On entering the coach I noticed that 67 was a middle seat and not a window seat as was booked. Moreover 62 seat was in a different row. Normally when you book a ticket in advance by more than 20 days, you expect to get two adjoining seats, particularly when more than 600 seats were vacant at the time of booking. There
appears to be some software problem in railways on this point.
The train was running on time till Roorkee but in last leg of journey of 45 Kms, it got delayed by 45 minutes. I was informed that this train is reaching Haridwar late by about 45 minutes almost everyday.

Nov 14 2014 (10:19)
arjuntemp   496 blog posts   48 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 1276081-1            Tags   Past Edits
you are right about delay, even the site mentioned that avg delay is of 47mins at Haridwar
I will travel by this train in mid of December. I hope that the climate will be clear

Nov 14 2014 (10:58)
Sankalp Sharma*^~   4269 blog posts   8437 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1276081-2            Tags   Past Edits
even i dnt understnd the logic behind the seat
Some month back i booked ny tckt frm ajmer to borivali in 12989 3ac nd optd fr lb but aftr chrt preprtn i got ub nd the shocking part is tht day in my coach itself more then 4 lb r vacant no reservtn on them fr entire journey

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