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Aug 29 2016 (19:42)  
 

ssnrao   45 blog posts
Entry# 1975799            Tags   Past Edits
i have booked tickets to tirupathi by Bhubaneswar tirupathi express. However, even though i booked 2 months in advance out of 10 berths booked and 8 females in it, not a single lower berth was alloted., which i find quite strange from Visakhpatnam.
it baffles me, i have no answer for my folks too. how is the logic given inspite of so many announcements that females will be alloted lower berths.
Return is from renigunta to vizianagaram by yesvantapur howrah durunto. I have 2 questions. how is the
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food inside the train? as it is already included in train fare, some of them have been suggesting to go with pvt vendor travel khana, which i am sure will charge me extra, if booked separately.
Likewise, somebody was suggesting that the train stops very briefly for change of guard in simhachalam north station,is it true, no mention any where though, so vizag passengers at times alight there?? is there any transport and safe to drop down at 330 am in morning at simhachalam?
Can somebody throw light on the above pl???
Thanks

  
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Sep 11 2016 (13:54)
ssnrao   45 blog posts
Re# 1975799-1            Tags   Past Edits
Just for information, the train did stop at simachalam sharp at 330, when it reached. Passenger can go down, else opt vizianagaram. B1 coach was worst coach, old water leaking from overhead tank near toilets. Night after catering you are supposed to tip bedsheets supplier, food supplier separately,. Expect 50 rs

  
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Sep 12 2016 (14:17)
ssnrao   45 blog posts
Re# 1975799-2            Tags   Past Edits
Just for information, the train did stop at simachalam sharp at 330, when it reached. Passenger can go down, else opt vizianagaram. B1 coach was worst coach, old water leaking from overhead tank near toilets. Night after catering you are supposed to tip bedsheets supplier, food supplier separately,. Expect 50 rs

  
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Sep 12 2016 (15:31)
deepakyerr~   786 blog posts
Re# 1975799-3            Tags   Past Edits
Check whether the train you booked from vskp to tpty is in general quota and how many berths are vacant at the time if booking. If they are less or if its in quota system then u I'll not get lower berths. Its not safe to alight at simhachalam north at 3 30 unearthly hours as there is no platform and transport facility from there that too with women and not a daily user of that station. Ordering food by apps I'll costs you 150-200 per person per meal and its multicusine menu.

  
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Sep 12 2016 (19:00)
Srikanth   1551 blog posts   583 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1975799-4            Tags   Past Edits
You need to use Lower Berth quota. To use that, only 2 persons in 1 PNR should be booked. That means you should book separately. Otherwise, the system will provide the berths on its own.
  
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Temporary StopsSCR/South Central  -  IR Press Release 
Jul 08 2015 (17:49)   Temporary stoppages at Kovvur, Godavari & Rajahmundry Stations During Godavari Pushkarams
 

Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   35478 news posts
Entry# 1535383   News Entry# 232796         Tags   Past Edits
08-07-2015
Secunderabad
Temporary stoppages at Kovvur, Godavari & Rajahmundry Stations During Godavari Pushkarams
SCR will provide additional (temporary) stoppages for the following trains at Kovvur/ Godavari / Rajahmundry stations o­n the dates mentioned and stoppage at stations for the convenience of pilgrims attending Godavari Pushkarams as detailed below:-
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No. 17209 Bangalore – Kakinda Port Seshadri Express will arrive / depart Kovvur at 04:59/05:01 hrs, Godavari at 05:10/05:12 hrs from 14th to 25th July, 2015.
2.Train No. 18048 Vasco-Da-Gama – Howrah Amravati Express will arrive / depart Kovvur at 04:47 / 04:49 hrs o­n 15th, 17th, 18th, 20th, 22nd, 24th and 25thJuly, 2015.
3.Train No. 18510 H.S.Nanded – Visakhapatnam Express will arrive / depart Kovvur at 05:58 / 06:00 hrs o­n 16th, 17th, 20th, 23rd and 24th July, 2015.
4.Train No. 18310 H.S.Nanded – Sambalpur Express will arrive / depart Kovvur at 05:58 / 06:00 hrs, Godavari at 06:05 / 06:07 hrs o­n 14th, 15th, 19th, 21st & 22nd July, 2015.
5.Train No. 18495 Rameshwaram – Bhubaneswar Express will arrive / depart Rajahmundry at 07:48 / 07:50 hrs o­n 20th July, 2015.
6.Train No. 12718 Vijayawada – Visakhapatnam Ratnachal Express will arrive / depart Kovvur at 07:58 / 08:00 hrs from 14th to 25thJuly, 2015.
7.Train No. 12840 Chennai – Howrah Mail will arrive / depart Kovvur at 08:48 / 08:50 hrs from 14th to 25th July, 2015.
8.Train No. 18464 Bangalore – Bhubaneshwar Prasanthi Express will arrive / depart Kovvur at 09:08 / 09:10 hrs from 14th to 25thJuly, 2015.
9.Train No. 18520 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Visakhapatnam Express will arrive / depart Kovvur at 07:42 / 07:44 hrs from 14th to 25th July, 2015.
10.Train No. 12862 Kazipet – Visakhapatnam Link Express will arrive / depart Kovvur at 09:16 / 09:18 hrs, Godavari at 09:23 / 09:25 hrs from 14th to 25thJuly, 2015.
11.Train No. 17222 LTT Mumbai – Kakinada Port Express will arrive / depart Kovvur at 10:50 / 10:52 hrs, Godavari at 10:56 / 10:58 hrs from 17th, 20th and 24thJuly, 2015.
12.Train No. 12806 Secunderabad – Visakhapatnam Janmaboomi Express will arrive / depart Kovvur at 15:26 / 15:28 hrs from 14th to 25thJuly, 2015.
13.Train No. 11019 CST Mumbai– Bhubaneswar Konark Express will arrive / depart Kovvur at 16:36 / 16:38 hrs from 14th to 25th July, 2015.
14.Train No. 17205 Sainagar Shirdi – Kakinada Town Express will arrive / depart Kovvur at 17:36 / 17:38 hrs o­n 15th, 17th, 20th, 22nd and 24th July, 2015.
15.Train No. 18504 Sainagar Shirdi – Visakhapatnam Weekly Express will arrive / depart Kovvur at 17:36 / 17:38 hrs o­n 18th and 25thJuly, 2015.
16.Train No. 18646 Hyderabad – Howrah East Coast Express will arrive / depart Kovvur at 18:58 / 19:00 hrs from 14th to 25th July, 2015.
17.Train No. 17480 Tirupati – Puri Express will arrive / depart Godavari at 23:35 / 23:37 hrs o­n 14th, 15th, 17th, 18th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 24th and 25thJuly, 2015.
18.Train No. 17482 Tirupati – Bilaspur Express will arrive / depart Godavari at 23:35 / 23:37 hrs o­n 16th, 19th and 23rd July, 2015.
19.Train No. 17016 Secunderabad – Bhubaneswar Visakha Express will arrive / depart Kovvur at 02:48 / 02:50 hrs from 14th to 25thJuly, 2015.

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Jul 15 2015 (10:42)
ssnrao   45 blog posts
Re# 1535383-19            Tags   Past Edits
Dear all
Good Morning
Can anyone confirm, if this is applicable to both onward and return trains also.
Example : 18646 is only given, how about 18645, howarah -hyderabad east coast express, does this stop in kovvur, appreciate, if someone can confirm, my parents plan to board train at kovvur.
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are booked from rajahmundry- secunderabad?, will their berths be alloted , if they board at kovvur? Can anyone throw light on this.
Thanks and regards
S.S.Rao

  
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Jul 15 2015 (16:20)
Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   12048 blog posts   98420 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1535383-20            Tags   Past Edits
18645 has no halt at Kovvur.
So its out of question to board from Kovvur.
  
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Jul 15 2015 (10:43)  
 

ssnrao   45 blog posts
Entry# 1540966            Tags   Past Edits
Dear all
Good Morning
Can anyone confirm, if this is applicable to both onward and return trains also.
Example : 18646 east coast express is only given, how about 18645, howarah -hyderabad east coast express, does this stop in kovvur, appreciate, if someone can confirm, my parents plan to board train at kovvur tommorrow, instead of rajahmundry due to heavy rush of pusharallu?
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are booked from rajahmundry- secunderabad?, will their berths be alloted , if they board at kovvur? Can anyone throw light on this.
Thanks and regards
S.S.Rao

  
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Jul 15 2015 (10:53)
Boxer Bhai   38199 blog posts   12668 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 1540966-1            Tags   Past Edits
Train won't halt in kovvur.
Better board in rjy itself

  
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Jul 15 2015 (10:53)
भूत हूँ मैं   3322 blog posts   3077 correct pred (82% accurate)
Re# 1540966-2            Tags   Past Edits
18645 doesnt stop at Kovvur!

  
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Jul 15 2015 (11:39)
ssnrao   45 blog posts
Re# 1540966-3            Tags   Past Edits
Thank you all, noted. As suggested, better to board to Rajahmundry
  
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Mar 10 2015 (19:11)  
 

ssnrao   45 blog posts
Entry# 1392637            Tags   Past Edits
Thank you all, my ticket onward journey is confirmed. Your prediction was accurate. Keep up the good work
Best wishes
  
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Mar 07 2015 (18:44)   12842/Coromandel Express (PT)
 

ssnrao   45 blog posts
Entry# 1389302            Tags   Past Edits
Hi,
I have wait listed ticket from VSKP-BHC (Bhadrak) on 10th by coromondel express, the no being RLWL 9, What are the chances of getting confirmed berth? ac 3 tier.
Should else go for tatkal ticket by east coast, as there is no tatkal 3 ac from visakhapatnam??
Pl suggest
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Jan 16 2015 (11:27)  
 

ssnrao   45 blog posts
Entry# 1341635            Tags   Past Edits
Dear All
Due to festive rush, i had no option but to book premium train from slo to secunderabad on 19th, which is at 740 pm, i plan to take vskp -slo route on 02873, which is at 430 reaching slo at 650 pm right,time i will have 50 mts, cushion, from the train schedule and trips, i see it is late average by 50 mts, then i might miss out on taking the main train,
Pl suggest, and let me know your views. appreciate suggestions if any, earlier train to this is
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at 300 pm link, which reached at about 530 pm and i wud have 2.5 hours gap, hence opted for above.
Thanks and regards

  
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Jan 16 2015 (13:28)
deepakyerr~   786 blog posts
Re# 1341635-1            Tags   Past Edits
02873 may not be late by more then 30-45 min but when u have a ticket for prm train where u cannot get any refund and i believe u should sc on tuesday at any cost to attend office better not take risk and board 12861 link at 1510 to arrive at 1740-1800.

  
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Jan 16 2015 (18:12)
ssnrao   45 blog posts
Re# 1341635-2            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks, i have to cancel my ticket then now and re-book on 12861, true there is no refund on the connecting train and have paid 1000/- plus for sleeper ticket, rather i shud have taken premium train of BBS-PUne in morning from vizag itself, since i would lose the whole day did not opt for this. Rest of the trains are going full. BBS-Pune ticket also includes pantry , if i am not mistaken.
Thanks
  
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Nov 26 2014 (10:29)  
 

ssnrao   45 blog posts
Entry# 1287494            Tags   Past Edits
Dear All
Good Morning,
I recently traveled from Tirupathi to Duvvada, as i could not get direct train to visakhapatnam in the 2nd week of November, 2014, which departs from Tirupathi at 1955 pm and arrived at Duvvada at 800 am. This is supposed to be superfast express.
To my surprise, the ac 3 tier bogie was not even cleaned, i understand the
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train had just arrived half an hour back and is back departing, the "assistant " in compartment was candid enough to tell that , he would not give the blanket, as it is not clean and they don't have fresh stock, thank god for it.
The 3ac compartment was so dirty and full of cockroaches and rats, it has about 5-6 stops between tirupathi and duvvadda and surprisingly does not even have pantry, as the run of the train is more than 26 hours.
@ Duvvada, there should be some direct bus connection to city ( Visakhapatnam), non-stop, so this would save time to the passengers, there are quite a few trains transiting via duvvada, without touching visakhapatnam, to save 2-3 hours of time going into that loop. There r only few auto's and city buses that are available.
Railways have increased fares quite high in recent past, however there is no improvement in services even in AC coaches.

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Nov 26 2014 (10:50)
ssnrao   45 blog posts
Re# 1287494-3            Tags   Past Edits
one as i said is 22856, the other train is 12552, ( khamkaya- mysore), this does even stop at duvvada or visakhapatnam, rest railway staff/bloggers will have to tell, i understand there are at least 6 trains.

  
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Nov 26 2014 (10:59)
ssnrao   45 blog posts
Re# 1287494-4            Tags   Past Edits
It takes about 30-45 minutes to get inside visakhapatnam, then there is a halt of at least 30 minutes for any train , engine is reversed and then again takes 30-45 again to go back to main line to BBS/Calcutta, hence average time is at least 2 hours, hence some of the trains are not touching vizag, hence there is nothing to kid in this issue.
You can tell, what time it would take else to enlighten others???

  
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Nov 26 2014 (18:49)
Begins Falls Rises ™   21448 blog posts   1207 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 1287494-5            Tags   Past Edits
Engine is never reversed at Vizag, FYI.
Those days were over quite a decade back when engine used to decouple from rear, travel all the way to front n attach back.
LSA is modified.
As soon as the train enters, the other loco from trip shed comes in gets coupled in just 10-15 mins n waits till it gets clearance from
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tower.
let it b a late runner or on a on timer.
Gopalapatnam - Kancharapalam Outer - Gopalapatnam has 60-70 kph restriction, so obviously, most of the trains need to slow down inside a city.
Since RRI, i see no trains getting much delayed unless there's a heavy traffic ahead or some work at progress.
DVD - VSKP hardly is 25 mins if its clear, or else depends. (slack ignored)
VZM - VSKP hardly is 40-50 mins, if its clear or else depends. (slack ignored)
Loco change max 10-15 mins, irrespective its scheduled or delayed arrival.
So i don't see 3hrs being wasted here, after RRI came into the city.

  
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Nov 27 2014 (18:10)
ssnrao   45 blog posts
Re# 1287494-6            Tags   Past Edits
Hi
I meant the engine will change, however you agree too that it would take 1.5 hrs to 2 hours. I have said 2-3 hours, hence you are taking the higher side of hours just to prove your point. Ultimately, your own judgement is also about 2 hours. I said i am not a railway staff to get full details, i am only a traveller. That is basically the idea of railway officials/ to the passengers travelling to calcutta, NE side to save time on travel.

  
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Nov 28 2014 (13:37)
Venkat వెంకట్   13683 blog posts   13 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 1287494-7            Tags   Past Edits
1.5 hr to 2 hrs not possible.
If train wont go to vizag. It has to via Gopalapatnam bypass which is a big 180 degree curve with 30 kmph speed restriction. By that time in main line it goes to Kancharapalam. Then it stops at north Simhachalam station for Loco pilot change. More than 7 hrs loco pilots wont work...so compulsory loco pilot change is required. By that time it goes to VSKP.
Also for every 6 or 7 hrs they will do water filling in trains so all diverted trains stop
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at vzm for 10-15 min. By this train will reverse back from VSKP. If every thing goes well by using bypass you can save max 20-25 min.
  
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Nov 20 2014 (11:19)  
 

ssnrao   45 blog posts
Entry# 1281705            Tags   Past Edits
Dear all
Greetings
I had recently booked AC dormitory at Tirupathi station on 9th Nov, 2014, however noticed the following:-
AC are not working
Geyser in toilet ( 2) not working.
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bedsheet was changed on request.
Inspite of complaint raised nothing was done on AC or Geyser
Blanket , I understand there is hidden rule that , it is changed only once in 15 days, hence did not have to use it.
The supervisor at the reception was kind enough to switch on geyser in another room and I had to fetch hot water from that room, I understood he is also helpless.
It is quite surprising and shocking that in place like tirupathi, where there is so much of floating population and popular destination, the rooms are so badly maintained, that too AC rooms, dormitory, the lesser rooms must be much more bad. Sofa's in retiring room were also in bad shape and needs immediate replacement.
Time for wake up call for railways. While, I appreciate that now you can book online for retiring rooms, which is welcome move, the quality and services rendered for the payment made is not in tune with charges made to the end customer. Quite disappointing .
Check out, if you opting retiring room in tirupathi station.

  
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Nov 20 2014 (11:31)
Rony   4053 blog posts   788 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 1281705-1            Tags   Past Edits
Not at all surprising, this is the situation all over India. Online is the only thing which is new, but that too is so slow that you may take hours to book. Like the buses in Gujarat(may be other parts of the country also) have got online booking, but the condition of buses is worse(See for GSRTC Rajkot-Bhavnagar). That's for example. Online is the only thing which is added rest all the things are absolutely same. Some years back the rates of these retiring rooms and dormitories were increased and renovated but they are back to same status quo rather the service has gone worst. Previously you would get a towel and blanket and the bed sheets would be changed also which have been totally stopped(Towel and Blanket).
  
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Nov 18 2014 (07:32)   22203/Visakhapatnam - Secunderabad AC Duronto Express
 

ssnrao   45 blog posts
Entry# 1279613            Tags   Past Edits
22203/22204, can anyone pl tell why Durunto is not shown in list of trains now , i can see train bookings are going full, even 3 weeks in advance and showing waitlisted or RAC? since Durunto is not running. Why was this train withdrawn, when there was such huge demand and it was even more in demand, once the timings were also changed?
As long as this train was there, it was great for people who wanted to go from secunderabad to vizag and vice versa directly and was catering to needs of people of both cities, and other trains load was distributed evenly for passengers from smaller towns,
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anyone enlighten please? thanks

  
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Nov 18 2014 (08:18)
Waiting for New Budget2017   1808 blog posts   441 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1279613-1            Tags   Past Edits
Its running avbl today::
Train Number Train Name Date
(DD-MM-YYYY) Source Station Destination
Station Quota Code
22203 SC DURONTO
EXP
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18-11-2014 VISHAKAPATNAM SECUNDERABAD
JN GENERAL
S.No. Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Class - 3A Class -2A
1 18-11-2014 AVAILABLE 222 AVAILABLE 1
2 20-11-2014 AVAILABLE 397 AVAILABLE 26
3 23-11-2014 AVAILABLE 238 AVAILABLE 27
4 25-11-2014 AVAILABLE 446 AVAILABLE 68
5 27-11-2014 AVAILABLE 421 AVAILABLE 50
6 30-11-2014 AVAILABLE 370 AVAILABLE 59

  
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Nov 20 2014 (11:13)
ssnrao   45 blog posts
Re# 1279613-2            Tags   Past Edits
I have tried to book on 4th Dec, 2014 from Secunderabad to vizag and 13th from Visakhpatnam to secbad, both sides the train is not available, I have tried 6th Dec, 2014 too.
Any idea, if anyone can throw light on this.

  
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Nov 20 2014 (11:19)
daniel212   74 blog posts   179 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1279613-3            Tags   Past Edits
This is not a daily train.
It runs on Mon, Wed and Sat from SC to VSKP and
runs on Tue, Thu and Sun from VSKP to SC.
Since 4th Dec is Thursday you are not able to see it from SC to VSKP and the same for return as well.
  
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Jun 02 2014 (12:03)  
 

ssnrao   45 blog posts
Entry# 1120218            Tags   Past Edits
i am travelling on 5th june from vizag to secunderabad, however PNR sms is no longer there on my mobile phone. Likewise, in recent past, i have sent PNR no to PNR sms 5676747, everytime 3 rupees is deducted by the sms does not come back with PNR status. I have lost several rupees this way in recent past.
I know taking print out is an option, is there any other way to retrieve the PNR. Pl suggest.
Thanks and warm regards

  
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Jun 02 2014 (12:14)
NM   93 blog posts   2796 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1120218-1            Tags   Past Edits
I presume its an e-ticket. You can retrieve it by accessing your booking history in your irctc account. All you have to do is select your appropriate pnr/transaction and click on send sms button.
You can avail this function only 5 times per pnr.
Hope your problem is solved...

  
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Jun 05 2014 (12:03)
ssnrao   45 blog posts
Re# 1120218-2            Tags   Past Edits
Dear All
There is an option in IRCTC account itself, where you can seek SMS to a limit of 5 times. I thank the friend below for the kind help. It was quite useful.
This service is also free, else the PNR SMS charges 3 rupees and return reply is not guaranteed, like wise, i have observed, we can send PNR no to 139, which also responds, but it only says train number and date and as confirmed, berth numbers are not reflected. This service is also paid service.
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and hope this post helps other fellow passengers
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