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Blog Posts by Saurav
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General Travel
Jun 27 2013 (12:27)  

Saurav   12 blog posts
Entry# 793810            Tags   Past Edits
As per new refund rules, e-tkts have to be cancelled maximum up to 2 hours of scheduled departure of train, post which no refund will be provided. Now for trains with scheduled departure at around 9:15 AM in morning, if person misses the train in a busy city like Mumbai etc, by reaching late to station by say 30 minutes. Then how can he file the TDR in 2 hours, As we all know that it becomes practically impossible to logon and work on IRCTC between 9:40 AM till 12:00 AM due to tatkal rush.

Jun 27 2013 (12:34)
Saurav   12 blog posts
Re# 793810-1            Tags   Past Edits
Is there an official forum where the same can be sent to railways, this is a very valid point and railway and IRCTC both are fully aware of site usability issues between 9:45 to 12:00 AM.

Jun 27 2013 (12:42)
JOSH*^~   13470 blog posts   15235 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 793810-2            Tags   Past Edits
Does this rule apply to waitlisted E-ticket passengers?? I mean if the ticket ends in WL is it now necessary filing TDR ..
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Oct 18 2012 (08:02)   12426/Jammu Tawi - New Delhi Rajdhani Express

aliasloadfailed   715 blog posts   254 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 554528            Tags   Past Edits
Just boked return ticket from JAT to NDLS in less than 1 minute opening day booking, going to post it soon, just need to wipe out the personel details.

4 posts - Thu Oct 18, 2012

Oct 18 2012 (09:19)
Sekar~   796 blog posts   70456 correct pred (83% accurate)
Re# 554528-5            Tags   Past Edits
Sometimes it occurs as this.

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Oct 24 2012 (08:08)
Saurav   12 blog posts
Re# 554528-75            Tags   Past Edits
15 sec, very fast, clerk can enter so fast.

Oct 24 2012 (08:09)
Saurav   12 blog posts
Re# 554528-76            Tags   Past Edits
tabhi toh.

Oct 24 2012 (08:09)
Saurav   12 blog posts
Re# 554528-77            Tags   Past Edits
how to cache page

Oct 24 2012 (10:59)
aliasloadfailed   715 blog posts   254 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 554528-78            Tags   Past Edits
Check /blog/post/552460/14
Content as below
Don't logon after or at around 8 AM, I logon by 7:40 for sure, then follow following steps,

Clean browser for all cookies and temp files
Close and open browser again
logon by 7:40 AM
Synchronize your system clock with IRCTC, dot to each second.
Start navigating from Plan My Travel by filling the source and dest,
Fill the date as 1 day less, ex : today to book for 13th Feb I filled 12th Feb
Get list of trains.
Get availability of your class by selecting radio button.
You will see that it shows availability for opening day also, but marked with a #, don't click that. Click the book option for 1 day old(12th Feb) in my example.
Now calculate the whole cycle, i.e fill passenger’s details,
click go,
click make payment, make sure to reach this step by around 7:55 AM
now at 7:56 AM click plan my travel again, you will see that your selected source , dest, date is intact,
wait till 7:58 AM , now click find trains, list gets loaded
Now wait patiently till 8:00:02 AM by your synchronized watch(system clock or other)
now exactly at 8:00:02 AM click radio button for your class and train.
In availability you will see that now opening day booking doesn't have a # mark against.
Click opening day booking's book button(here 13th Feb)
In next page you will see that you passenger list is already loaded from last browsing due to caching, quickly fill security image code and hit go.
immediately hit make payment
select payment method. Use net banking for sure, I use ICICI and HDFC net banking.
Complete payment process and pray.
Bingo : you are done in fastest possible time.

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Oct 24 2012 (07:17)  

☺भारतीय रेल😊*^   3195 blog posts   5176 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 560629            Tags   Past Edits
Let the Joy of festivity embrace you and your loved ones on the occasion of Dussehra this year!!
Wishing all the Members, Guests and Admins a Very Happy Dussehra (VijayaDashami)

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Oct 24 2012 (08:05)
Saurav   12 blog posts
Re# 560629-4            Tags   Past Edits
Rail Fanning
Oct 23 2012 (16:07)  

Guest: 74c9527c   show all posts
Entry# 560139            Tags   Past Edits
As a railfan what are the things you prefer doing while travelling..
1. Watching out of the windows, train moving past stations, crossing trains after trains.
2. Standing at door, enjoying taking pics of trains passing by.
3. Playing cards.
Watching a movie/litsening a song.
5. Sleeping.
6. Playing games on mobile/laptop.
7. Talking to other peoples.
8. Deboarding at each station where the train stops, to look for which are the other trains on the PFs.

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Oct 24 2012 (08:04)
Saurav   12 blog posts
Re# 560139-48            Tags   Past Edits
1. Watching out of the windows, train moving past stations, crossing trains after trains.
2. Standing at door, enjoying taking pics of trains passing by.
8. Deboarding at each station where the train stops, to look for which are the other trains on the PFs.

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Rail Fanning
Oct 24 2012 (02:49)   KYM/Kadiyam (1 PFs)

Guest: 7fc81469   show all posts
Entry# 560615            Tags   Past Edits
The rail lines take a beautiful curve towards left and head towards Samalkota.The green was for a BZA based WAG 5E which was on it's way East.Picture taken at the east ending/beginning of the platform.
P/U - TechnicalHalt

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Oct 24 2012 (08:03)
Saurav   12 blog posts
Re# 560615-3            Tags   Past Edits
nice shot
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Oct 23 2012 (22:46)  

दक्षिण मध्य रेल राही   288 blog posts   6 correct pred (55% accurate)
Entry# 560538            Tags   Past Edits
Compiled by me thanks to years of railfanning experience after reffering to many people and online material, I would quote an example with every sign to aid in understanding to the best extent possible:
The first thing we are concerned about when we are talking about movement of trains is anything which makes the train to de-accelerate, they can be in the following instances.
PERMANENT SPEED RESTRICTION-A restriction of speed in a particular section (which otherwise is a faster speed permitted one) of a permanent nature, usually placed before steep curves, weak P.Way etc. This is apart from obvious restriction zones like that of loops at a station.
Ex: Permanent speed restriction of 80 KMPH at sirnapalli forest gradient between Uppalvai and sirnapalli stations in SC-NED-MMR line, similar can be found in many sections.
A TEMPORARY SPEED RESTRICTION-A restriction of speed which is imposed temporarily due to varied reasons like P.Way work or other reasons. A typical instance is imposition of speed restrictions before many unmanned LC’s of HYB division of SCR between DHNE-KRNT-KCG-NZB-MUE(Probably to allow better control to LP in case of a confused soul deciding to cross an LC with his road vehicle at the last moment)
Ex: Speed restrictions at Makalidurga ghat between YNK-DMM for up gradation of P.Way.
THE SIGN(for both of the above restrictions): The sign board indicating the speed to be followed would be a Triangular yellow board with speed mentioned in black, usually of reflective material to be visible to LP at night. The train needs to be at the designated speed mentioned on the board by the time it passes the board even though it is typically placed some 100mts before the actual caution abled section. Apart from the board, these cautions would already be mentioned in the Caution order given to the LP before moving the train in a particular section. Again, the crew running a train in a particular section would already e having Road learning without which they are not authorized to pilot a train. So this leaves us with the crew already knowing the restriction, we can travel rest assured as far as risks involved with overspeeding at restricted zones are concerned.
RESCTRICTION TERMINTAION: A restriction in place obviously means it would have to end somewhere, be it permanent or temporary, a large circular yellow board with a black T(again of reflective material) would be placed indicating the termination of restriction. In specific cases of Passenger and goods trains, T/P and T/G boards are placed(T/G usually after T/P as goods rakes tend to be longer) indicating termination of speed restriction of passenger and goods trains.
Railfanning Note: After a restriction is terminated while train is on a curve, one can find the display of flags by Guard and ALP, it’s amazing to see this sight especially in diesel locos accompanied by the chugging/buzzing(For Alcos and EMD’s respectively) and vigorous waving of flags.
I understand many of you must have seen this earlier, if not please try to watch the strict compliance of speed at restrictions and terminations, not to forget the display of flags/Lights.
I hope this has been useful, please keep adding while I add some more too, For a knowledgeful and safe railfanning Experience.

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Oct 24 2012 (08:03)
Saurav   12 blog posts
Re# 560538-12            Tags   Past Edits
nice list with detail

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Oct 17 2012 (19:46)  

moderator*^~   5479 blog posts   20 correct pred (61% accurate)
Entry# 554204            Tags   Past Edits
On this site, we have the concept of merging of news entries so that all related news articles appear together, and do not cause chagrin when users see similar articles (or even exact copies of the same article) from different newspapers. However, till now the "merge" operation was rather cumbersome, and hence was not used very often.
Today, we are introducing
"Drag & Drop merging of news articles". You just have to drag the source into the destination. (see pic) That's all it takes to merge. If the news articles are far apart and difficult to drag, then just do a search with the relevant keywords to make them appear together.
Only Admins can access this feature. Hopefully, this feature will serve to make the News Forum more user-friendly. Related news articles will appear together, so that you can get different perspectives on the same news. The same news story will not appear in different places.

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Oct 18 2012 (08:45)
Saurav   12 blog posts
Re# 554204-13            Tags   Past Edits
helpful for admin. not for us.

Oct 18 2012 (09:23)
Sekar~   796 blog posts   70456 correct pred (83% accurate)
Re# 554204-14            Tags   Past Edits
It also helpful for us. we are not confused with the same type of news in multi postings.

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Oct 16 2012 (08:37)   12425/New Delhi - Jammu Tawi Rajdhani Express

aliasloadfailed   715 blog posts   254 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 552460            Tags   Past Edits
Ha ha ha,
Got a ticket booked for opening day booking, 13th Feb 2012 in just 1 minute 32 seconds Flat. Attached is screenshot (personal details wiped out), Also wiped out PNR as advised by senior admin.

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Oct 18 2012 (08:46)
Saurav   12 blog posts
Re# 552460-28            Tags   Past Edits
luck or irctc is better now?

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