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Jul 17 2015 (23:28)   Identity Proof Not Required to Book Tatkal Train Ticket From September 1
 

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Entry# 1543897   News Entry# 234142         Tags   Past Edits
Passengers booking tatkal train tickets will not be required to show an identity proof anymore as Railways have decided to discontinue with this provision.
The modified provision is expected to come into effect by September 1.
"Under the modified rules, there will be no need to furnish photocopy of proof of identity while booking Tatkal ticket from computerised reservation counter or to indicate its number at the time of booking of tatkal ticket at the counter or through internet," said a railway statement.
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one of the passengers has to produce the original proofs of identity during the journey to avoid being penalised.
Officials said the decision to do away with producing identity card while purchasing tatkal ticket was taken to avoid any duplicity as the passengers had to produce identity proof at the time of the journey too.
The present provision also led to harassment of those passengers carrying a different identity proof at the time of the journey than the one produced at the time of booking tickets, thus being penalised in the process, they said.
Currently, passengers at the time of booking a ticket has to provide a photocopy of identity card which he/she will carry during the journey.
The number of this identity card is indicated on the ticket as well as reservation chart and during the journey the passenger has to carry the same original proof of identity during the journey.

  
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Jul 17 2015 (23:58)
diwigokhale   9 blog posts   105 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1543897-1            Tags   Past Edits
Nice move.
  
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Jul 17 2015 (23:47)   Central Railway recovers Rs 18.26 crores from ticketless travellers
 

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Entry# 1543895   News Entry# 234147         Tags   Past Edits
Central Railway comes down heavily on ticketless travellers by conducting intensive campaign against them.
In its endeavor to provide better services to its bonafide rail users and also to curb the ticketless traveller, CR has regularly taken innovative steps.
Senior Officers are closely monitoring the revenue loss due to ticketless travel and such other irregularities.
Central Railway conducted regular checks during May, 2015 where
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in a total of 3.21 lakh cases of ticketless/irregular travel including unbooked luggage cases were detected, as against 2.50 lakh cases detected in May, 2014.
The amount realized in May, 2015 is Rs.18.26 crores, as against Rs.13.29 crores during the corresponding month last year, thus showing an increase of 37.38% .
During the month, 577 cases of illegal transfer of reserved tickets were detected and an amount of Rs.4.31 lakhs was realized as recovery.
During the first two months of this financial year i.e April & May 2015, a total of 6.42 lakh cases were detected and Rs.36.82 crores were realized from them as fine against Rs.24.32 crores from 4.64 lakh cases during corresponding period last year, thus registering a record increase of 51.40% in earnings.
Central Railway appeals to the passengers to travel with proper and valid railway tickets in order to avoid inconvenience and travel with dignity.

  
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Jul 17 2015 (23:54)
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Re# 1543895-1            Tags   Past Edits
CR Rocks........
Really Impressive.

  
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Jul 17 2015 (23:56)
diwigokhale   9 blog posts   105 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1543895-2            Tags   Past Edits
Well done..
  
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Jul 17 2015 (23:50)   Central Railway DC-AC conversion between CST to Thane complete
 

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Entry# 1543893   News Entry# 234149         Tags   Past Edits
Central Railway has completed the on the conversion from 1500 Volt DC to 25000 Volt AC traction system over Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai (CSTM) to Mumbra (inclusive) on slow corridor and CST to Thane (exclusive) on fast corridor.
Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Minister for Railways at Railway Campus, Pali Hill, Bandra, dedicated the project which cost Rs. 1176 crore to the nation on June 9, 2015.
This smooth and major transition has been achieved without any major disruption or inconvenience to the traveling public, Central Railway said in the statement.
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major benefits of this conversion includes seamless operation on 25000 Volt electric traction services for all mail/express trains (including non-daily), coming/going from lgatpuri side and Lonavala side to CST and vice versa.
The conversion from DC to AC traction will lead in saving of Electric engery due to reduction in energy losses due to changeover from 1500V DC to 25KV AC Traction upto the tune of Rs. 114 crores annually on Mumbai Division, the release adds.
In addition, there will be other benefits which include elimination of technical halt of 15 minutes at lgatpuri/Karjat for Mail/Express trains as Kalyan-Kasara-lgatpuri / Kalyan-Karjat-Lonavala sections have already been converted on 25000 Volt AC system, increased traffic flows, improvement in speed and sectional capacity, reduced cost of operation and substantially higher reliability. Improved reliability of signaling system due to provision of state of art technology audio frequency track circuits and Improved control communication due to provision of optic fibre cable.
To cater to the ever increased traffic requirement in Mumbai area and for better reliability to suburban services, the work of 1500 V DC to 25000 AC conversion was sanctioned in 1996-97 on Central Railway. The project cost is Rs. 1176 crore. The AC system has added advantage of substantial higher reliability, more than 30 per cent energy saving and substantial reduction in maintenance cost.
Mumbai suburban section (Mumbai CST to Kalyan) was electrified in 1925 at 1500 DC traction system which was the only modern traction system available at that time. Since, then this system was catering to the suburban commuter services over the years. For any increase in services (increased frequency and longer trains), additional power is required. Over the years, 1500 V DC system was not able to handle any further additional power requirement on account of steep fall in reliability and increased propensity to fire hazards. Space availability for additional sub-stations also posed a serious limitation.
History has been created by executing this challenging work of very complex nature in the busiest network of Indian Railways, without any disruption to sensitive commuter traffic. DC to AC conversion work has already been completed in Vasai-Diva-Jasai, Panvel-Karjat, lgatpuri-Kalyan & Pune-Kalyan,Kalyan-Thane fast corridor, Thane-LTT section on 5th and 6th Lines and now with Conversion of First Railway line i.e CST and Thane, a huge milestone have been achieved.

  
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Jul 17 2015 (23:53)
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Very GOOD News

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Jul 17 2015 (23:31)  
 

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Entry# 1543884            Tags   Past Edits
Identity Proof Not Required to Book Tatkal Train Ticket From September 1
Passengers booking tatkal train tickets will not be required to show an identity proof anymore as Railways have decided to discontinue with this provision.
The modified provision is expected to come into effect by September 1.
"Under the modified rules, there will be no need to furnish photocopy of proof of identity
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while booking Tatkal ticket from computerised reservation counter or to indicate its number at the time of booking of tatkal ticket at the counter or through internet," said a railway statement.
However, one of the passengers has to produce the original proofs of identity during the journey to avoid being penalised.
Officials said the decision to do away with producing identity cardwhile purchasing tatkal ticket was taken to avoid any duplicity as the passengers had to produce identity proof at the time of the journey too.
The present provision also led to harassment of those passengers carrying a different identity proof at the time of the journey than the one produced at the time of booking tickets, thus being penalised in the process, they said.
Currently, passengers at the time of booking a ticket has to provide a photocopy of identity card which he/she will carry during the journey.
The number of this identity card is indicated on the ticket as well as reservation chart and during the journey the passenger has to carry the same original proof of identity during the journey.
  
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Jun 21 2014 (00:28)   Railways hikes passenger fare by 14.2%, freight charges by 6.5%
 

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Entry# 1142541   News Entry# 181041         Tags   Past Edits
NEW DELHI: The government has increased railway passenger fare by 14.2 per cent and freight charges by 6.5 per cent on Friday. The increased rates will come effect from Friday.
The hike in the passenger fare and freight charges was expected as railway minister Sadanand Gowda hinted the same on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters, he said, "I will discuss the fare issue with the PM. A decision will be taken after the discussion."
TOI had reported on Tuesday that the national transporter was considering a hike in passenger fares soon to tide over
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its financial crisis.
Ahead of the rail budget the railways has sought significant increase in gross budgetary support.

  
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Jun 21 2014 (15:38)
utkal andhra~   696 blog posts
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people should try to understand the present situation of railways in india.we have to co operate with the railways.compare the fares of bus and rail.rail fares are far less.

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Jan 10 2014 (09:47)  
 

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Entry# 960205            Tags   Past Edits
IRCTC NEW VERSION DURING TATKAL HOURS FROM 09:30 TO 12:00 HRS.
THIS HAS BEEN INTRODUCED TO LOAD PAGE FASTER EVEN IN LOW SPEED CONNECTION.

  
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Jan 10 2014 (09:50)
AKGarg*   22845 blog posts   2010 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 960205-1            Tags   Past Edits
Very useful news for the benefit of all. Thanks for sharing.

  
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Jan 10 2014 (09:54)
Nazeer*^~   9925 blog posts   16372 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 960205-2            Tags   Past Edits
Good to see the new version with less adds,but still not that fast :(

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12839/hwh mas mail is diverted between howrah and vizaywada due to phailin cyclone.
  
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12841/coromondal exp is diverted between kharagpur and vizaywada
12703/falaknuma exp is diverted between kharagpur and vizaywada.
18645/east coast exp is diverted between kharagpur and vizaywada.
12864/hwh ypr express is likely to be diverted between kharagpur and vizaywada.
  
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Journey: Mon Jul 29, 2013 @ 20:35
Class: Sleeper - SL   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 451   |   Charting: < 16:00
Travel: HWH/Howrah Junction   to   YPR/Yesvantpur Junction   |   1960 km / 1960 km
12863/Howrah - Yesvantpur SF Express (PT)
Entry# 818927
 

Posted by: OPS   81 blog posts   702 correct pred (71% accurate)
PNR: 661-xxxxxxx    |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: Aug 01 2013 (20:16)
Passenger 1: S6,61 (Booking Status: W/L 46,CK)
Passenger 2: S6,62 (Booking Status: W/L 47,CK)
Passenger 3: S6,63 (Booking Status: W/L 48,CK)
Passenger 4: S6,64 (Booking Status: W/L 49,CK)
Chart PREPARED

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

Latest Status as of: Aug 01 2013 (20:16)
Passenger 1: S6,61 (Booking Status: W/L 46,CK)
Passenger 2: S6,62 (Booking Status: W/L 47,CK)
Passenger 3: S6,63 (Booking Status: W/L 48,CK)
Passenger 4: S6,64 (Booking Status: W/L 49,CK)
Chart PREPARED

  
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PNR of 29th July??
  
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Jun 28 2013 (14:10)  
 

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Revised Refund Rules w.e.f. 01.07.2013

1. Railway Passengers (Cancellation of ticket and Refund of fare) Rules, 1998 have not been substantially revised in the last 15 years during which period a large number of changes have taken place in the ticketing system of Indian Railways. Firstly, Computerised Passenger Reservation System (PRS) as well as Computerised Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS) have proliferated. Reservation through internet has also been introduced through which 45% of the total reserved tickets are issued. Integrated Train Enquiry System -- 139 is functional through which ticket status
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can be obtained through SMS. The above developments warranted that the refund rules be revised comprehensively.
2. Accordingly, Revised Refund Rules have been notified and shall come into force w.e.f. 01.07.2013. The amendments made in the Refund Rules are aimed at simplification, efficiency in processing and reduction of bogus refund claims.
3. The major changes in the existing rules and the amendments in refund rules are as under:-
3.1 Unused (unreserved) tickets on which no reservation has been made:
Existing Rules Amended Rules
If a ticket on which no reservation of a seat or berth has been made is presented to the station master for cancellation refund of fare shall be made on every such ticket after deducting the clerkage. If a ticket on which no reservation of a seat or berth has been made is presented for cancellation, refund of fare shall be made on every such ticket after deducting the clerkage.
(i) within three hours after the actual departure of the train for which the ticket is issued or (i)The ticket shall be presented for cancellation within three hours of issue of ticket.
(ii) for any ticket valid for the whole day, within three hours after the actual departure of the last train of the day for the destination station (ii) In case of tickets issued in advance the ticket is presented upto 2400 hours of the day preceding the day of journey
3.2 Unused tickets on which reservation has been made:
(i) if the ticket is presented for cancellation more than forty eight hours instead of the existing 24 hours in advance of the scheduled departure of the train, a minimum per passenger cancellation charge shall be deducted at the flat rate of rupees one hundred and twenty for air-conditioned first class/executive class, rupees one hundred for air-conditioned-II tier/first class, rupees ninety for air-conditioned III-tier/ 3 economy/air-conditioned chair car, rupees sixty for sleeper class and rupees thirty for second class.
(ii) if the ticket is presented for cancellation between forty eight hours and upto six hours instead of existing 24 hours and upto 4 hours before the scheduled departure of the train, cancellation charge shall be twenty five per cent of the fare subject to a minimum of the cancellation charge.
(iii) if the ticket is presented for cancellation within six hours instead of existing 4 hours before the scheduled departure of the train and upto two hours irrespective of distance instead of existing 3/6/12 hours for distance 200 kms/200-500 kms/500 Kms and above after the actual departure of the train, the cancellation charge shall be fifty per cent of the fare subject to a minimum of the cancellation charge.
(iv) No refund shall be granted on the reserved ticket if it is surrendered for cancellation after two hours of the actual departure of the train.
(v) In case, on a party ticket or a family ticket issued for travel of more than one person, some persons have confirmed reservation and others are on waiting list, full refund of fare, less clerkage, shall be admissible for confirmed passengers also provided that the entire ticket is surrendered for cancellation within six hours instead of existing 4 hours before the scheduled departure of the train and upto two hours instead of existing 3 hours after actual departure of the train..
3.3 Unused waitlisted or RAC tickets:.
Existing Rules Revised Rules
If the ticket is presented for cancellation upto 3/6/12 hours for distance 200 kms/200-500 kms/500 Kms and above after the actual departure of the train, except deduction of clerkage; If a Waitlisted/RAC ticket is presented for cancellation, refund of fare shall be admissible after deducting the clerkage.
(i) The ticket is presented for cancellation upto three hours after the actual departure of the train irrespective of the distance.
(ii) The passenger may get the tickets cancelled from any PRS counters or the designated current counters.
(iii) No refund of fare shall be granted on RAC ticket /Waitlisted ticket after three hours of the actual departure of the train.
Provided that for night trains leaving between 21.00 hours and 06.00 hours (actual departure), refund shall be admissible at the station within the time limits specified above or within first four hours after the opening of reservation office, whichever is later. (iv) In case no current counters are available at journey originating station for night trains leaving between 21.00 hours and 06.00 hours(actual departure , refund shall be admissible at the station within first two hours after the opening of reservation office.
(v) In remote and hill areas as identified by the zonal Railways with the prior approval of the General Managers and print in their Time Tables for train leaving between 1900 hours and 0600 hours (actual departure) refund shall be admissible at the station within first two hours after the opening of reservation/booking office, in case there is no reservation counters/booking office/ current counters. Available in that area.
3.4 Cancellation of e- tickets.-
The e- ticket may be booked and cancelled through internet and the refund of fare shall be credited to the customer.s account after deducting the charges applicable.
In case of a confirmed e-ticket, refund of fare shall be granted in accordance with rule for unused tickets on which reservation has been made. In case of RAC e-ticket, refund of fare shall be granted in accordance with rule for unused waitlisted and RAC tickets.
In case of the waitlisted e-ticket on which status of all the passengers is on waiting list even after preparation of reservation charts, names of all such passengers booked on that Passenger Name Record (PNR) shall be dropped from the reservation chart and refund of fare shall be credited to the customer.s account after deducting the clerkage.
In case on a party e-ticket or a family e-ticket issued for travel of more than one person, some persons have confirmed reservation and others are on the list of RAC and waiting list, then in case of passengers on RAC or waitlisted not travelling, a certificate has to be obtained from the ticket checking staff to that effect and refund of fare shall be processed online through TDR, indicating the details of the certificate issued by ticket checking staff.
The online TDR shall be filed upto seventy two hours of actual arrival of the train at passenger.s destination and the original certificate issued by the ticket checking staff is to be sent through post to Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). The fare shall be refunded by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to the customer.s account after due verification.
In case of e-tickets (confirmed or RAC), if the reservation charts have been prepared, online TDR is required to be filed for obtaining refund. No refund of fare shall be admissible on e- ticket having confirmed reservation in case the request for refund is filed online after two hours of the actual departure of the train.
No refund of fare shall be admissible on RAC e-tickets in case the request for refund is filed online after three hours of the actual departure of the train.
3.5 Refund on Tatkal tickets:
No refund of fare shall be admissible on confirmed Tatkal ticket.
In case of Tatkal ticket on waitlist, refund of fare shall be granted in accordance with rule for unused waitlisted or RAC tickets.
In case on a party Tatkal ticket or a family Tatkal ticket issued for travel for more than one person, some persons have confirmed reservation and others are on waiting list, full refund of fare, less clerkage, shall be admissible for confirmed passengers also provided that the entire Tatkal ticket is surrendered for cancellation within six hours before the scheduled departure of the train or upto two hours of the actual departure of the train.
3.6 Postponement or preponement of journey on a reserved, RAC or waitlisted ticket. The postponement or preponement of journey on confirmed or RAC or waitlisted ticket shall be allowed in the same class and for the same destination instead of any longer distance or any higher class by the same train or by any other train for any subsequent days, subject to condition that the ticket is surrendered during the working hours of reservation office and at least forty eight hours instead of existing 24 hours before the scheduled departure of the train in which originally booked.
3.7 Non-commencement or missing of journey due to late running of trains. -
No cancellation charge or clerkage shall be levied and full fare shall be refunded to all passengers holding reserved, RAC and waitlisted tickets, if the journey is not undertaken due to late running of the train by more than three hours of the scheduled departure of the train from the station commencing the journey subject to condition that the ticket is surrendered upto the actual departure of the train instead of existing 3/6/12 hours for distance 200 kms/200-500 kms/500 Kms and above after the actual departure of the train
in case of e-tickets, the TDR is filed online before the actual departure of the train for availing full refund.
In case the ticket is cancelled or surrendered or if the request for refund of fare is filed online after the actual departure of the train, no refund of fare shall be admissible.
3.8 Lost, misplaced, torn or mutilated tickets: - If the reservation status of a lost, misplaced, torn or mutilated ticket, at the time of receipt of the application for issuance of a duplicate ticket for the purpose of undertaking journey, is confirmed or RAC and that the duplicate ticket is sought before preparation of reservation chart of the concerned train, the station master shall issue a duplicate ticket in lieu of the original ticket on payment of rupees fifty per passenger in case of second and sleeper class and rupees one hundred per passenger for other classes instead of existing clerkage charge.
3.9 Application for refund of Passenger Reservation System (PRS) tickets in other circumstances:- For refund of fare under circumstances other than those specified in these rules or under circumstances like .bandh. or agitations or floods, etc., the passengers could not reach the reservation counter or station or current counters for cancellation of tickets, in those cases, a TDR shall be issued to the passenger and the passenger may apply for refund of fare within ten days instead existing 90 days from the day of commencement of journey to the Chief Commercial Manager (Refunds) of the railway administration under whose jurisdiction the TDR issuing station comes, enclosing the original TDR. The TDR shall be issued only upto three days instead of existing 30 days after the scheduled departure of the train.
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