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Blog Posts by Sameer Verma
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Sep 08 2016 (18:46)   Why the Indian Railways’ dynamic pricing system is a step in the right direction
 

विश्व नाथ*^   3552 news posts
Entry# 1985081   News Entry# 279447         Tags   Past Edits
The government’s decision to introduce a dynamic pricing system on Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains is a step in the right direction.
The announcement – under which base fares will jump by 10% for every 10% berths sold in AC-II and AC-III compartments on these trains, with a cap of 50% hike on the original fare -- seeks to address the “fare versus freight” distortion of the Indian Railways.
The railways has suffered decades of low investment. Several previous railway ministers have refused to hike low fares to please the public. This, however,
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has resulted in a strain on the finances and has derailed freight growth.
On account of the “populist” moves, the finances in the sector have remained perennially caught up in a ’Catch-22’ situation of sorts -- with freight earnings continuing to be diverted to subsidise passenger fares.There were no fare hikes for almost 10 years during the previous UPA government’s rule. With Wednesday’s announcement, the current NDA government has hiked train fares twice.
Economists had welcomed railway minister Suresh Prabhu’s decision in 2015 to break with a populist tradition of announcing several new trains in the budget for politically sensitive regions.
Annual losses in the passenger segment -- or what is called the “social sector obligations” of the Indian Railways -- have, however, remained out of control. This year, the losses are estimated at Rs 30,000/- crore.
For every rupee earned by the railways, 66 paise come from freight and 28 paise from passenger tickets -- with the other earnings constituting six paise. Of this, the Indian Railways has been able to spare approximately just four paise annually for undertaking modernisation and infrastructure activities.
Because of flawed policies of the past, freight traffic has continuously been shifting to roads, ships and pipelines. “If the railways are to regain its lost primacy as the main carrier of goods traffic in the country, such steps are necessary,” said KL Thapar of the Asian Institute of Transport.
Passengers travelling in the Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto are generally considered to have a higher economic status. The decision to hike fares has evidently factored in this aspect.
The hike will not apply to the AC-I and executive class passengers. “This is to prevent passengers in this category from migrating to budget airlines or roads. The AC-I and EC fares are already comparable and sometimes higher than airline fares,” an official said.
Policy makers have refrained from hiking fares of the unreserved general class of passengers who constitute 95% of the total of 23 million people who travel on the 65,000km network of the Indian Railways.Fares in this category have remained ridiculously low. As earlier reported by the Hindustan Times, one can make a journey in the unreserved class from Delhi to Chandigarh at the price of 140mg tube of toothpaste. The Mumbai-Chennai distance in the same class can be covered at Rs 300, the price of a kilogram of ‘paneer’. The Lucknow-Kanpur journey is for Rs 20.
“Passengers travelling the unreserved classes constitute the economic activity of the nation. Their paying capacity being low, we have kept them insulated from the hike. Those who can pay more, should pay more. Those who cannot, should be subsidised,” explained another official.

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Sep 08 2016 (23:06)
Sameer Verma   14 blog posts   9994 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1985081-11            Tags   Past Edits
IR won't be able to generate more revenue in coming future with this sort of scheme. Rather they will loose the passengers to Airlines tickets. Who wont pay extra bucks just reach destination in two hours rather than travelling for 16-17 hours.
  
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Feb 16 2016 (17:23)   02107/Mumbai LTT - Lucknow AC SF Special
 

Sameer Verma   14 blog posts   9994 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 1740558            Tags   Past Edits
What is the cancellation rule for this train since its Tatkal special will the Tatkal cancellation rule apply on this train?

  
1695 views
Feb 16 2016 (17:52)
Vinay Kumar~   15557 blog posts   361 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1740558-1            Tags   Past Edits
I think 50% refund on cancellation of CNF Ticket before stipulated time span....thats the diff!!
  
Predictions: 31
confirm: 31
rac: 0
wl: 0
Journey: Fri Mar 18, 2016 @ 16:15
Class: AC 2-tier - 2A   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 21   |   Charting: < 14:15
Travel: PUNE/Pune Junction   to   LJN/Lucknow Junction NER   |   1481 km / 1481 km
12103/Pune - Lucknow Jn. SuperFast Express (PT)
Entry# 1687731

Posted by: Sameer Verma   14 blog posts   9994 correct pred (78% accurate)
PNR: 824-xxxxxxx (E-Ticket)   |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: Dec 22 2015 (23:22)
Passenger 1: RAC 6 (Booking Status: RAC 6,GNWL)
Passenger 2: Waitlist# 1 (Booking Status: W/L 1,GNWL)
Chart NOT Prepared

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

Latest Status as of: Mar 18 2016 (12:24)
Passenger 1: A1,17 [SL]/Coach Position:4 (Booking Status: RAC 6,GNWL)
Passenger 2: A1,35 [SL]/Coach Position:4 (Booking Status: W/L 1,GNWL)
Chart PREPARED

Full PNR Status History (9 statuses)
Status as of: Mar 18 2016 (12:24)
Passenger 1: A1,17 [SL]/Coach Position:4 (Booking Status: RAC 6,GNWL)
Passenger 2: A1,35 [SL]/Coach Position:4 (Booking Status: W/L 1,GNWL)
Chart PREPARED

Status as of: Mar 16 2016 (22:56)
Passenger 1: Confirmed (Booking Status: RAC 6,GNWL)
Passenger 2: Confirmed (Booking Status: W/L 1,GNWL)
Chart NOT Prepared

Status as of: Mar 16 2016 (09:37)
Passenger 1: Confirmed (Booking Status: RAC 6,GNWL)
Passenger 2: RAC 1 (Booking Status: W/L 1,GNWL)
Chart NOT Prepared

Status as of: Mar 15 2016 (20:45)
Passenger 1: RAC 1 (Booking Status: RAC 6,GNWL)
Passenger 2: RAC 2 (Booking Status: W/L 1,GNWL)
Chart NOT Prepared

Status as of: Mar 14 2016 (21:33)
Passenger 1: RAC 3 (Booking Status: RAC 6,GNWL)
Passenger 2: RAC 4 (Booking Status: W/L 1,GNWL)
Total Fare:  4720
Chart NOT Prepared

Status as of: Feb 04 2016 (23:30)
Passenger 1: RAC 4 (Booking Status: RAC 6,GNWL)
Passenger 2: RAC 5 (Booking Status: W/L 1,GNWL)
Total Fare:  4720
Chart NOT Prepared

Status as of: Feb 01 2016 (13:25)
Passenger 1: RAC 4 (Booking Status: RAC 6,GNWL)
Passenger 2: RAC 5 (Booking Status: W/L 1,GNWL)
Chart NOT Prepared

Status as of: Jan 15 2016 (21:05)
Passenger 1: RAC 4 (Booking Status: RAC 6,GNWL)
Passenger 2: RAC 5 (Booking Status: W/L 1,GNWL)
Chart NOT Prepared

Status as of: Dec 27 2015 (11:06)
Passenger 1: RAC 6 (Booking Status: RAC 6,GNWL)
Passenger 2: Waitlist# 1 (Booking Status: W/L 1,GNWL)
Chart NOT Prepared


  
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Jan 17 2016 (23:09)
s verma*^~   6089 blog posts   121577 correct pred (90% accurate)
Re# 1687731-1            Tags   Past Edits
#RACallocation 6 in AC-2 from EnD to EnD.
  
Predictions: 13
confirm: 13
rac: 0
wl: 0
Journey: Thu May 07, 2015 @ 22:55
Class: AC 3-tier - 3A   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 4
Travel: LKO/Lucknow Charbagh NR   to   PUNE/Pune Junction   |   1481 km / 1750 km
15029/Gorakhpur - Pune Weekly Express(Via Lucknow)
Entry# 1407129

Posted by: Sameer Verma   14 blog posts   9994 correct pred (78% accurate)
PNR: 220-xxxxxxx    |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: Mar 25 2015 (16:14)
Passenger 1: Confirmed (Booking Status: B1,37,GN)
Passenger 2: Waitlist# 1 (Booking Status: W/L 1,RLGN)
Passenger 3: Waitlist# 2 (Booking Status: W/L 2,RLGN)
Chart NOT Prepared

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

Latest Status as of: May 05 2015 (08:34)
Passenger 1: Confirmed (Booking Status: B1,37,GN)
Passenger 2: Can/Mod (Booking Status: W/L 1,RLGN)
Passenger 3: Can/Mod (Booking Status: W/L 2,RLGN)
Chart NOT Prepared

  
2191 views
Mar 25 2015 (16:20)
DJ™^~   15445 blog posts   185372 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 1407129-1            Tags   Past Edits
  
General Travel
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Jan 04 2015 (12:52)   12104/Lucknow Jn - Pune SF Express (PT)
 

ambujpathak29   337 blog posts   3506 correct pred (70% accurate)
Entry# 1330107            Tags   Past Edits
train is running with an extra 3ac coach

  
2530 views
Jan 07 2015 (07:48)
Sameer Verma   14 blog posts   9994 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1330107-1            Tags   Past Edits
Does is always have this extra or just temporary..

  
2384 views
Jan 07 2015 (19:37)
ambujpathak29   337 blog posts   3506 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 1330107-2            Tags   Past Edits
temporary augmentation i thnk bcoz of the winter vacations heavy rush.
  
Predictions: 7
confirm: 5
rac: 0
wl: 2
Journey: Wed Jul 02, 2014 @ 11:10
Class: AC 3-tier - 3A   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 10   |   Charting: < 07:15
Travel: LTT/Lokmanya Tilak Terminus   to   LJN/Lucknow Junction NER   |   1407 km / 1684 km
12542/Mumbai LTT - Gorakhpur Sant Kabir Dham SF Express (PT)
Entry# 1128209

Posted by: Sameer Verma   14 blog posts   9994 correct pred (78% accurate)
PNR: 862-xxxxxxx    |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: Jun 08 2014 (20:17)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 8 (Booking Status: W/L 9,PQWL)
Chart NOT Prepared

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

Latest Status as of: Jul 02 2014 (11:08)
Passenger 1: Can/Mod (Booking Status: W/L 9,PQWL)
Chart PREPARED

  
2082 views
Jun 30 2014 (20:44)
Sameer Verma   14 blog posts   9994 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1128209-2            Tags   Past Edits
Guys can anone predict for this one or shall I go for Tatkal tomorrow.

  
2053 views
Jun 30 2014 (20:54)
जय हो ™^~   11586 blog posts   111415 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1128209-3            Tags   Past Edits
I think go for tatkal or better book upto gonda in gnwl

  
2608 views
Jun 30 2014 (21:08)
sirsendu sekhar   8 blog posts   829 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1128209-4            Tags   Past Edits
Go 4 tatkal

  
1808 views
Jun 30 2014 (21:28)
Sameer Verma   14 blog posts   9994 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1128209-5            Tags   Past Edits
Guys I have another train booking PNR Entry# 1126332 but I guess this has not moved at all. I think I should go for tatkal....

  
1859 views
Jun 30 2014 (21:31)
जय हो ™^~   11586 blog posts   111415 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1128209-6            Tags   Past Edits
Its running with exta 3A coach at present. my friend's tkt of 29/06 was cnfd, it was gnwl 11 at time of booking and was wl 8 just before charting. But it was booked in gnwl upto GD. Pqwl me tkt jaldi cnf nahi hota.
  
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Jun 23 2014 (19:24)   KYN/Kalyan Junction (8 PFs)
 

Sameer Verma   14 blog posts   9994 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 1144520            Tags   Past Edits
Just wanted to know if Kalyan Jn. has got good car parking for few days. Need to catch a train and park the car for few days.
  
Predictions: 38
confirm: 11
rac: 6
wl: 21
Journey: Mon May 05, 2014 @ 22:45
Class: AC 3-tier - 3A   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 58   |   Charting: < 18:45
Travel: LTT/Lokmanya Tilak Terminus   to   GKP/Gorakhpur Junction   |   1677 km / 1677 km
11015/Kushinagar Express (PT)
Entry# 1015179
 

PNR: 844-xxxxxxx    |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: Mar 06 2014 (09:13)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 33 (Booking Status: W/L 95,GNWL)
Passenger 2: Waitlist# 34 (Booking Status: W/L 96,GNWL)
Chart NOT Prepared

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

Latest Status as of: May 05 2014 (17:26)
Passenger 1: Can/Mod (Booking Status: W/L 95,GNWL)
Passenger 2: Can/Mod (Booking Status: W/L 96,GNWL)
Chart NOT Prepared

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May 05 2014 (15:23)
Sameer Verma   14 blog posts   9994 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1015179-13            Tags   Past Edits
I travelled last time that too from Pune on 16th April. Chart got prepared at 8:15 P.M. I left early though keeping fingers crossed.....
  
General Travel
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Apr 16 2014 (11:37)   11015/Kushinagar Express (PT)
 

Sameer Verma   14 blog posts   9994 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 1059655            Tags   Past Edits
Whats is the normal time for chart preparation for this train. My starting station is LTT.

  
2721 views
Apr 16 2014 (11:38)
Hussain*^~   19747 blog posts   363784 correct pred (82% accurate)
Re# 1059655-1            Tags   Past Edits
Usually it is 2-3 hrs before train's departure...

  
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Apr 16 2014 (11:38)
Guest: 45b165ef   show all posts
Re# 1059655-2            Tags   Past Edits
will be prepared after 1930h
  
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Mar 28 2014 (09:51)   01451/Pune - Lucknow Special
 

Sameer Verma   14 blog posts   9994 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 1038714            Tags   Past Edits
Not able to book the tickets giving Train doesn't runs on given date ... any idea???

  
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Mar 28 2014 (09:53)
Nazeer*^~   9923 blog posts   16371 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1038714-1            Tags   Past Edits
DOJ and stations pls.

  
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Mar 28 2014 (12:39)
Sameer Verma   14 blog posts   9994 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1038714-2            Tags   Past Edits
DOJ: 27th May Pune to Lucknow. Tried booking this morning via irctc.

  
1917 views
Mar 28 2014 (13:08)
उत्तराखंड संपर्क क्रांति*^~   1058 blog posts   3672 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1038714-3            Tags   Past Edits
01451-Pune-Lucknow charbagh weekly Special
SL-49
AC 3-tier-GNWL13 / WL13
AC 2-tier-GNWL# 5 / WL# 1

  
2542 views
Mar 29 2014 (11:14)
Sameer Verma   14 blog posts   9994 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1038714-4            Tags   Past Edits
I was able to book the ticket. The only place it was failing when get redirected to journey planner. Looks like journey planner has got some bug. I re logged in and this time it didnt redirected rather used the older version so it worked. Hope it helps others too...
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