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Apr 02 2016 (17:07)   12723/Telangana Express (PT) | NGP/Nagpur Junction (8 PFs)
 

railfreak   144 blog posts
Entry# 1788114            Tags   Past Edits
Dear Admins, NTES schedule for Train #12723 for Nagpur Jn. (NGP) shows Arrival: 15:40 Hrs and Departure: 15:50 Hrs. But, as per the Time-Table at indiarailinfo.com, /train/timetable/71/834/664 the Arrival is shown as: 15:45 Hrs and Departure: 15:55 Hrs. Kindly clarify. Thanks.

  
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Apr 05 2016 (23:35)
railfreak   144 blog posts
Re# 1788114-1            Tags   Past Edits
Still awaiting the clarification.
  
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Mar 26 2016 (19:29)   22646/Ahilya Nagari SF Express | NGP/Nagpur Junction (8 PFs)
 

railfreak   144 blog posts
Entry# 1780572            Tags   Past Edits
Senior members, the current 'Accommodation Availability Enquiry' Status for Sleeper Class, for Train # 22646 Ahilyanagari Express on 3rd April, 2016, from Boarding Stn. Nagpur Jn. (NGP) and reservation up to Indore Jn. (INDB) is RLWL74. Please let me know the chances of a RLWL74 moving into RAC (if not getting confirmed). If the chances are bright, I shall go ahead and make a booking (i.e., I haven't made the booking/reservation yet). Thanks.

2 posts - Mar 2016

12 posts - Fri Apr 01, 2016

  
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Apr 01 2016 (18:43)
SRG*^~   35406 blog posts   163727 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1780572-15            Tags   Past Edits
Surprising to see this train having different Tatkal quota for NGP may be save your day :)

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Apr 01 2016 (18:48)
railfreak   144 blog posts
Re# 1780572-18            Tags   Past Edits
The PNR No. is: 4118530584. I was very lucky to get it (before the quota ran out!)! Thanks, sir, for your wishes.

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Apr 01 2016 (19:45)
railfreak   144 blog posts
Re# 1780572-20            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks, Imran ji, for your opinion. Regards

  
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Apr 02 2016 (11:43)
maheshsunda*^~   4332 blog posts   31422 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1780572-21            Tags   Past Edits
Sorry, I don't get the first part of your reply. Expecting your kind clarification. Nevertheless, happy that you got CK. Even if you had booked that RLWL, I still stand by my view that it would have got confirmed.

  
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Apr 03 2016 (07:57)
railfreak   144 blog posts
Re# 1780572-22            Tags   Past Edits
Let me clarify, sir... When I had posted my query on March 26, the RLWL74 referred to in the post implied the then current 'Accommodation Availability Enquiry' status at that point of time of posting my query. I hadn't booked any WL (i.e., RLWL) ticket in the first place. The RLWL was the 'Ticket Availabilty' status. So, as I wasn't sure about the probability of this RLWL getting confirmed (or, moving into RAC at least), I hadn't gone ahead and purchased the RLWL ticket. Had I booked this RLWL74 current status ticket, I'd have posted the query under the PNR category. On the day the Tatkal booking opened, I was fortunate enough to get the confirmed Tatkal e-ticket (with PNR No.: 4118530584) - the entire Tatkal Quota on that day was gone in under 5 minutes after the online booking opened at 11 AM. I have edited the original post just...
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now to prevent any future confusion for other members who may look up the post. Sincere apologies for the confusion created. Thanks and regards.
  
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Nov 19 2015 (23:54)   12724/Telangana Express (PT) | BPL/Bhopal Junction (6 PFs)
 

railfreak   144 blog posts
Entry# 1655100            Tags   Past Edits
The ticket's current status is CNF/A2/8/NC for Train # 12474 Telangana Express (Boarding point: Bhopal Jn., and Reservation upto: Secunderabad Jn.) for scheduled departure @ 03:30 Hrs on 20th November. What is meant by 'NC' here? A few hours ago, the current status showed up as CNF/A2/8/UB; but this has since changed to CNF/A2/8/NC! This is some 4 hours before departure (# 12474 scheduled departure being @ 03:30 Hrs from Bhopal Jn.) on 20th November. Please advise. Thanks.

  
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Nov 20 2015 (00:11)
Vinay Kumar~   15565 blog posts   361 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1655100-1            Tags   Past Edits
No Choice!!

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Nov 20 2015 (00:20)
railfreak   144 blog posts
Re# 1655100-3            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks, Vinay. But, 'No Choice' in what sense or context?! For option/choice of berth? Does this mean a different berth had been allotted than what was requested (i.e., Lower Berth having been requested) at the time of booking? Even then, why did the status change from CNF/A2/8/UB to CNF/A2/8/NC (the berth number remains the same, i.e., berth #8. So, why change/replace the 'UB' with the 'NC'? In that case, it could have been mentioned earlier itself as CNF/A2/8/UB/NC. Why change it now?

  
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Nov 20 2015 (01:01)
indiagenie   2393 blog posts   2354 correct pred (90% accurate)
Re# 1655100-4            Tags   Past Edits
One explanation I found online - "When railway ticket is booked you must have noticed your booking status as CNF/D1/100/NC. CNF means confirmed and NC means ‘No Choice’. In case you have selected seat preference like window seat etc. and that seat is not available then it is indicated as NC in ticket and another available seat is allotted." click here
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Another short explanation - "NC Means….No Concession….Confirmed by IRCTC customer care" click here
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Frankly, neither seems very logical since if berth number is given, you already know whether your choice was given or not. And similarly what is the point of mentioning No Concession, I dont understand.

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Predictions: 1
confirm: 1
rac: 0
wl: 0
Journey: Fri Nov 20, 2015 @ 03:30
Class: AC 2-tier - 2A   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 3
Travel: BPL/Bhopal Junction   to   SC/Secunderabad Junction   |   965 km / 1676 km
12724/Telangana Express (PT)
Entry# 1652976

Posted by: railfreak   144 blog posts
PNR: 221-xxxxxxx (E-Ticket)   |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: Nov 18 2015 (11:10)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 1 (Booking Status: W/L 4,RLGN)
Chart NOT Prepared

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

Latest Status as of: Nov 20 2015 (01:20)
Passenger 1: A2,8 [UB]/Coach Position:4 (Booking Status: W/L 4,RLGN)
Chart PREPARED

  
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Nov 18 2015 (22:20)
railfreak   144 blog posts
Re# 1652976-1            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks, DJ and NKhan, for the confirmation advice. Regards.
  
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Jul 30 2015 (10:47)   12724/Telangana Express (PT)
 

railfreak   144 blog posts
Entry# 1553679            Tags   Past Edits
AP Express (Train No. 12724) Tuesday's (July 28) departure from New Delhi was delayed from Gwalior onward, right until it finally reached Hyderabad (final destination) at 22:40 Hrs on Wednesday (29th July) - a delay of nearly 3 hours. Please let me know if there was any specific reason for this delay? Thanks.
  
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Mar 29 2015 (11:34)   17230/Sabari Express (PT)
 

railfreak   144 blog posts
Entry# 1410819            Tags   Past Edits
We need to book 3 tickets (3 passengers) for 2AC on this train (Sabari Express) for HYB-ERN on 27th May. At present, as I write this, there's only one 2AC seat Available. This would mean the second and third passengers would be placed on RAC1 and RAC2 respectively. Given that the travel date (May) is peak tourist season (summer vacation), and that there is only one 2AC coach for this train, what are the chances of the RAC1 and RAC2 getting confirmed by the day of travel (i.e., 27th May). If the seniors/experts opine there are very good chances of the RAC1 and RAC2 getting confirmed, then I shall go ahead make the booking. Please advise.

8 posts - Sun Mar 29, 2015

  
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Mar 29 2015 (14:25)
SRG*^~   35406 blog posts   163727 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1410819-9            Tags   Past Edits
People book tickets and hold,your ticket may or may not move now itself towards confirmation....But as DOJ approaches near it shall move for sure since many book tickets and can see dropouts,cancellations only at last moment and since yours is only RAC 1 & RAC 2 you can very much sure and relax that it shall confirm.

  
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Mar 29 2015 (14:29)
railfreak   144 blog posts
Re# 1410819-10            Tags   Past Edits
@ SRG: Thank you, sir. I've gone ahead and booked the three tickets for 2AC. One passenger is confirmed and the other two are placed at RAC1 and RAC2. Hoping for the best. Regards.

  
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Mar 29 2015 (14:34)
railfreak   144 blog posts
Re# 1410819-11            Tags   Past Edits
@ Kalinga Utkal (Grv), @Nairuthva, @Navkant Meher, @deepakyerr: Thanks to all for your kind advice. I've gone ahead and booked the three tickets for 2AC. One passenger is confirmed and the other two are placed at RAC1 and RAC2. Hoping for the best. Regards.

  
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Mar 29 2015 (14:35)
SRG*^~   35406 blog posts   163727 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1410819-12            Tags   Past Edits
You may post your PNR in PNR forum for predictions...

  
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Mar 29 2015 (14:47)
railfreak   144 blog posts
Re# 1410819-13            Tags   Past Edits
@ SRG: PNR posted just now in PNR forum, sir. Thanks.
  
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Mar 27 2015 (22:40)   17230/Sabari Express (PT)
 

railfreak   144 blog posts
Entry# 1409504            Tags   Past Edits
What is the quota for reservation from HYB up to to CBE (i.e., total number of available tickets at the start of booking on the 60-day ARP date) set apart for General quota for 2AC from HYB-CBE for this train. Is this quota less than the HYB-TVC (or, HYB-ERN) 2AC General quota? Please advise.

1 posts - Fri Mar 27, 2015

3 posts - Sat Mar 28, 2015

  
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Mar 28 2015 (01:26)
Bring Back Golden Days of IRI*^~   31001 blog posts   68125 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 1409504-6            Tags   Past Edits
4 seat quota for hyb cbe sector

  
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Mar 28 2015 (01:37)
railfreak   144 blog posts
Re# 1409504-7            Tags   Past Edits
Sir, sorry if I'm being naive here, but from what you and Maniaco say, would it make more sense to reserve from HYB-ERN for 2AC paying the couple of hundred or so extra bucks (i.e., even if the disembarking stn. is CBE), so that one can have ('theoretically' at least) a better prospect or probability of getting a confiromed 2AC ticket than if booking is attempted under the HYB-CBE quota.Please advise sir.

  
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Mar 28 2015 (04:23)
Bring Back Golden Days of IRI*^~   31001 blog posts   68125 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 1409504-8            Tags   Past Edits
If hyb cbe avbl up to your booking time then goes up for it and if not avbl then book for gn quota

  
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Mar 28 2015 (09:34)
railfreak   144 blog posts
Re# 1409504-9            Tags   Past Edits
@ Shri Shiv Kumar Mishra: Thank you, sir.

  
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Mar 28 2015 (09:34)
railfreak   144 blog posts
Re# 1409504-10            Tags   Past Edits
@Maniaco: Thank you, sir.
  
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Feb 26 2015 (21:29)  
 

railfreak   144 blog posts
Entry# 1380855            Tags   Past Edits
When is the proposal to change the ARP (Advance Reservation Period to book rail tickets) to 4 months (120 days) against the current 60 days likely to come into force?

  
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Feb 26 2015 (21:37)
arjuntemp   496 blog posts   48 correct pred (82% accurate)
Re# 1380855-2            Tags   Past Edits
the rail budget along with general budget will be needed to approve by Parliament
then Govt will issue the gazetted notification
(sorry if I m wrong)

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Feb 27 2015 (00:07)
railfreak   144 blog posts
Re# 1380855-8            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks arjuntemp
@ Hareesh Mangalam, I just came across this news item at India Today website: click here
"Book your rail ticket 4 months in advance
Now you will be able to book your rail ticket four months in advance instead of two months at present. In his Budget speech in Lok Sabha, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today said advance reservation
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period has been extended from 60 days at present to 120 days to check the rising menace of touts.
Asked when the decision will be implemented, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha told reporters later that it will come into force in the next fortnight."
..... So, looks like one need not wait until April 1 for availing this 120 days ARP!

  
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Feb 27 2015 (00:13)
Hareesh Mangalam*^~   3865 blog posts   43047 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1380855-9            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks for correcting me. Even I too heard the news just now that this announcement will be implemented within a fortnight. Since the budget proposals are for the year 2015-16, I thought it will become effecive from April 1. Thanks

  
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Feb 27 2015 (00:53)
arjuntemp   496 blog posts   48 correct pred (82% accurate)
Re# 1380855-10            Tags   Past Edits
generally the budget is passed on the last day of this session.
And once its passed , GOVT can issue d gazetted notification.
Budget Session will end in first or second week of March , and then within 1-2 week Govt may bring the notification
I think thats how the India TV and Manoj Sinha estimated the timeline

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Mar 04 2015 (15:47)
railfreak   144 blog posts
Re# 1380855-14            Tags   Past Edits
@ Hareeesh Mangalam
Sir, you were spot on! I just saw the latest news posts by member Shri Subhankar Ghosh ji here /news/post/215337 and /news/post/215331. Thanks.
  
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Mar 03 2015 (20:18)   12409/Raigarh - H.Nizamuddin Gondwana Express (PT) | BSP/Bilaspur Junction (8 PFs)
 

railfreak   144 blog posts
Entry# 1385479            Tags   Past Edits
Please let me know if there is/are any 'Unreserved' or 'General' compartment(s)/coach(es) on this train. I need to take this train from Bilaspur Jn. (BSP) to Bhopal Jn. (BPL) on 13th March. Please advise.

  
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Mar 04 2015 (01:30)
Vote for Durg HumSafar Vs BSP Rajdhani^~   80705 blog posts   5099 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1385479-1            Tags   Past Edits
2 general are there as per coach compo

  
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Mar 04 2015 (01:33)
KODAIKANAL Princess of Hills*^~   30570 blog posts   3126 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1385479-2            Tags   Past Edits
Yes General coaches there and remain empty upto Raipur.
You can easily get Window seat.

  
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Mar 04 2015 (10:15)
Guest: 7fc6055b   show all posts
Re# 1385479-3            Tags   Past Edits
There are 3 general compartments. 2 GS present on sleeper side and 1 GS on AC side. Since you will be boarding from BSP you should stand towards loco side. Inspite of my repetitive intimations, the CC hasn`t been updated.

  
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Mar 04 2015 (13:21)
railfreak   144 blog posts
Re# 1385479-4            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks to all members who posted their advice.
  
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Feb 26 2015 (20:58)  
 

জ্যোতির্ময় নাগ   1036 blog posts   7914 correct pred (65% accurate)
Entry# 1380837            Tags   Past Edits
from when arp of 120days will be applicable??if anyone can specify

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Feb 26 2015 (23:59)
railfreak   144 blog posts
Re# 1380837-5            Tags   Past Edits
@ Hareesh Mangalam
Just came across this news item at India Today website: click here
"Book your rail ticket 4 months in advance
Now you will be able to book your rail ticket four months in advance instead of two months at present. In his Budget speech in Lok Sabha, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today said advance reservation period has
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been extended from 60 days at present to 120 days to check the rising menace of touts.
Asked when the decision will be implemented, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha told reporters later that it will come into force in the next fortnight."
..... So, looks like one need not wait until April 1 for availing this 120 days ARP!
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