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Blog Posts by manojpune
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Predictions: 2
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rac: 0
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Journey: Mon Feb 20, 2017 @ 20:25
Class: AC 3-tier - 3A   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 6
Travel: MKU/Malkapur   to   PUNE/Pune Junction   |   547 km / 2028 km
12130/Azad Hind Express (PT)
Entry# 2166056

Posted by: manojpune   179 blog posts
PNR: 656-xxxxxxx (E-Ticket)   |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: Feb 15 2017 (23:15)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 15 (Booking Status: W/L 30,RLGN)
Passenger 2: Waitlist# 16 (Booking Status: W/L 31,RLGN)
Total Fare:  1395
Chart NOT Prepared
Please analyze this PNR, and predict the final Charting Status. Thanks.

Latest Status as of: Feb 19 2017 (15:07)
Passenger 1: B4,31 [SL] (Booking Status: W/L 30,RLGN)
Passenger 2: B4,39 [SL] (Booking Status: W/L 31,RLGN)
Total Fare:  1395
Chart NOT Prepared

Full PNR Status History (5 statuses)
Status as of: Feb 19 2017 (15:07)
Passenger 1: B4,31 [SL] (Booking Status: W/L 30,RLGN)
Passenger 2: B4,39 [SL] (Booking Status: W/L 31,RLGN)
Total Fare:  1395
Chart NOT Prepared

Status as of: Feb 18 2017 (04:00)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 8 (Booking Status: W/L 30,RLGN)
Passenger 2: Waitlist# 9 (Booking Status: W/L 31,RLGN)
Total Fare:  1395
Chart NOT Prepared

Status as of: Feb 17 2017 (04:07)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 10 (Booking Status: W/L 30,RLGN)
Passenger 2: Waitlist# 11 (Booking Status: W/L 31,RLGN)
Total Fare:  1395
Chart NOT Prepared

Status as of: Feb 16 2017 (16:48)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 12 (Booking Status: W/L 30,RLGN)
Passenger 2: Waitlist# 13 (Booking Status: W/L 31,RLGN)
Total Fare:  1395
Chart NOT Prepared

Status as of: Feb 15 2017 (23:20)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 15 (Booking Status: W/L 30,RLGN)
Passenger 2: Waitlist# 16 (Booking Status: W/L 31,RLGN)
Total Fare:  1395
Chart NOT Prepared

Feb 16 2017 (11:00)
manojpune   179 blog posts
Re# 2166056-1            Tags   Past Edits
I would myself predict this as confirmed since even a couple of passengers from earlier station currently booked till Shegaon/Malkapur will help confirm berths for these passengers on the vacant part of the berths beyond Shegaon/Malkapur, which cannot be given to WL tickets of Nagpur/Badnera/Akola, even if their WL number is lower.

Feb 19 2017 (15:09)
manojpune   179 blog posts
Re# 2166056-2            Tags   Past Edits
Got confirmed in howrah charting itself even though Nagpur Waiting List was used, whose charting will be done tomorrow morning.
General Travel
Feb 17 2017 (12:03)  

manojpune   179 blog posts
Entry# 2167855            Tags   Past Edits
If I book a reservation ticket for just 1 Child with No Separate berth option, will the system issue ticket? If yes, if the current availability is WL, what appears for this single child passenger? And then happens what to the status of this single child passenger after charting?
Needless to say, child is not travelling alone. There are already a group of adults having booking in AC3T. Child is now only an add-on passenger to them.

Feb 17 2017 (16:41)
manojpune   179 blog posts
Re# 2167855-1            Tags   Past Edits
Tried booking, but getting error message "Number of child without berth option must be less or equal to number of passengers with berth"

Feb 17 2017 (16:50)
Surat Mumbai Tejas Soon*^~   30352 blog posts   67729 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 2167855-2            Tags   Past Edits
1 adult /bearth passenger muat for Child booking
General Travel
Feb 13 2017 (10:42)   12263/Pune - Hazrat Nizamuddin AC Duronto Express

manojpune   179 blog posts
Entry# 2162475            Tags   Past Edits
Why do passengers prefer train over Air even when are fares are lesser than Train Fare AC3T (Attached screen shots, half of the berths have been booked, hence Train Fare has increased).

9 posts - Mon Feb 13, 2017

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Feb 13 2017 (12:01)
MJ*^   8567 blog posts   11560 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2162475-12            Tags   Past Edits
Earlier Venkat Anna posted pune-bengaluru airfare 888,mumbai-bengaluru airfare 1300 change so end to end people will prefer air owing to high 3a fare of 1800-2500 in this sector and utmost the timing flight takes roughly round 1hr-90mns, railways is steadily losing the long distance battle to airways
For instance i myself have booked bengaluru-new Delhi on 4 march 2017 for a price of 2000 all inclusive and 2hr 15 mns journey the same would cost around 2200-4000 in Kk,ksk or rajdhani 3A that too 2 nights one day obviously for me time matters.
Slowly and steadily the so-called DYNAMIC,FLEXI FARE pricing of railways is paving to airways to clinch the crown

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Feb 13 2017 (14:25)
©The Dark Lord™~   4904 blog posts
Re# 2162475-23            Tags   Past Edits
Bcoz still their is a perception out there that flight tickets are more costly in comparison to train tickets so lot of people don't even check flight rates. Second, for all intermediate stations flight facility isn't available so the only option left to people going to these intermediate is by train. After the implementation of this surge pricing no. of people having an E2E journey in premium trains has gone down a lot.

Feb 13 2017 (14:36)
cosyindia108*^~   979 blog posts   1551 correct pred (57% accurate)
Re# 2162475-24            Tags   Past Edits
i prefer train {.} for airport need 4 hrs to getup., transport to airport near rs. 350.00 ., 2 hrs chck in ., travel time 2.5 hrs., baggage time ., then again taxi 4 - 750/- ., during these 8+ hrs foodings for 1 rs. 500+ ., while rajdhani one goes sleeping and just 8 hrs extra while i njoy hwh-ndls by duranto in sleeper too

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Feb 13 2017 (16:28)
जब जागो तभी सवेरा~   7732 blog posts   118 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2162475-30            Tags   Past Edits
Agar TAta SE Pune Jana hai to pahle Howrah jakar flight Lena padega...paresani hai naa

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Feb 13 2017 (16:39)
ansariFaiz*^   3802 blog posts   4686 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2162475-33            Tags   Past Edits
If travelling with kids, trains are cheaper.
Rail News
New Facilities/Technology
Feb 12 2017 (14:02)   automatic doors: Automatic door locking system in Rajdhani, Shatabdi trains | India News - Times of India

IR no more Safe^~   101 news posts
Entry# 2161403   News Entry# 293726         Tags   Past Edits
NEW DELHI: To enhance passengers safety and curb criminal activities on board, train coaches will be fitted with automatic door locking mechanism soon.
Under the new system to be controlled by train guard from his cabin, all doors will automatically open when a train arrives at station and close before it departs.
At present, train doors are opened and closed manually.
Incidents of passengers
falling off running trains are reported regularly and the problem is acute in the Mumbai suburban section. Falling off trains is the second major cause of death as well, the first being the cases of persons being run over by trains.
"Equipped with automatic door locking system, two Rajdhani and two Shatabdi trains will be operational by April this year as a pilot project," said a senior Railway Ministry official.
Later on, the system will be replicated on all trains including suburban services across the country.
According to the official, "Most of the passengers fall or slip from running trains when they struggle to get into a coach and fail to enter it or get dashed against an electric pole beside tracks...There are also cases when many people lost their lives while performing stunts at gates."
It would cost the railways about Rs 20 lakh per coach to make the automatic system operational.
"Trains will not move unless all doors are closed. The guards will have the command control of the system at their cabins," the official said, "Drivers will also be given command control at a later stage."
In the new system, doors will be opened only on the platform side and those of the other side will remain closed, thus eliminating the chances of any unauthorised entry.
The status of all the doors (closed/opened) is indicated in master control panel in the guard cabin.
The new system will also eliminate the chances of passengers getting off a moving train.
The mechanism also provides an audio announcement and visual indication while opening/closing activity of the door is being done.
He said the operation of the closing or opening mechanism will not be completed if obstructions are noticed in the path of movement.
However, the doors can be locally opened by placing an emergency push button and after the train has stopped in case of alarm chain pulling or application of brake by guard.

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Feb 12 2017 (14:29)
manojpune   179 blog posts
Re# 2161403-4            Tags   Past Edits
NOOOOOOOOO. How can I stand in door and enjoy the wind now?

Feb 12 2017 (14:29)
IR no more Safe^~   18857 blog posts   93932 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2161403-5            Tags   Past Edits
only in 2 raj & shat. for rest u can still enjoy.

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Feb 05 2017 (13:25)   फिर भी महंगा ही रहेगा ई टिकट

☆अलविदा गोंडा मीटरगेज■☆*^~   4990 news posts
Entry# 2153150   News Entry# 293184         Tags   Past Edits
गोण्डा। आम बजट के जरिए ई-रेल टिकट पर लगने वाले सेवा कर (सर्विस टैक्स) को खत्म किए जाने के बावजूद ई टिकट अब भी खिड़की से मिलने वाले टिकट से न केवल महंगा रहेगा, बल्कि कई दीगर सुविधाएं भी यात्री को नहीं मिल पाएंगी, जो खिड़की से टिकट खरीदने पर मिलती है। आईआरसीटीसी के जरिए स्लीपर टिकट बुक कराने पर 20 रुपये और वातानुकूलित श्रेणी में 40 रुपये सर्विस टैक्स देना पड़ता था। सरकार द्वारा बुधवार को पेश किए गए आम बजट में किए गए प्रावधानों के जरिए अनलाइन टिकट कराने पर लगने वाले सर्विस टैक्स को खत्म कर दिया गया है। इस फैसले को रेल यात्रियों के लिए बड़ी राहत करार दिया जा रहा है।बैंकों का लगेगा ट्रांजेक्शन चार्ज : यहां बताना लाजिमी होगा कि खिड़की और ऑनलाइन रेल टिकट कराने पर सिर्फ सर्विस टैक्स का ही फर्क नहीं होता, बल्कि कई बैंकों को ट्रांजेक्शन चार्ज 10 रुपये भी देना...
होता है वहीं कई वॉलेट अप्लीकेशन के जरिए टिकट बुकिंग कराने पर भी दस रुपए का ट्रांजेक्शन चार्ज यात्री को देना होगा।

Feb 06 2017 (09:52)
manojpune   179 blog posts
Re# 2153150-1            Tags   Past Edits
Media who are posting such news dont know that one has to spend money and time to visit railway reservation counter for window ticket and that can be much more than Rs 10
General Travel
Jan 28 2017 (20:11)   04417/Pune - Hazrat Nizamuddin AC SpecialFare Special

manojpune   179 blog posts
Entry# 2143817            Tags   Past Edits
what is the probability of Pune NZM Exp doing an unscheduled halt at Ankleshwar or Bharuch

Jan 28 2017 (20:16)
Ankit Gupta~   719 blog posts   283 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2143817-1            Tags   Past Edits

Jan 28 2017 (20:23)
suraj prakash   6500 blog posts   6662 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2143817-2            Tags   Past Edits
0.1% probability of halting.
99% probability of mps crossing.
0.8% probability of Restricted speed Crossing.
Means you can't think of alighting either at AKV or BH.
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Ticket Booking/WL
Nov 19 2013 (23:14)   11301/Udyan Express

manojpune   179 blog posts
Entry# 911231            Tags   Past Edits
If you want to travel to Bangalore, get down at Solapur and take Solapur-YPR superfast, you will reach earlier than Udyan exp. BIG Cinemas is 1.7 kms from Solapur Railway Station, just in case you want to spend couple of hours in between.

Nov 20 2013 (01:11)
Sudarshan*^~   5812 blog posts   842 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 911231-1            Tags   Past Edits
I did the same once....

Nov 20 2013 (10:15)
Kishor*^~   4567 blog posts   123 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 911231-2            Tags   Past Edits
This seems good guidance....
anybody Travels to Bangalore...
But, "from' station is not mentioned, though 'xfer' station Sholapur is mntioned ...
So the idea can further be elaborated and explained in details...

Sep 19 2016 (23:33)
Sushrutha HS   10 blog posts   714 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 911231-3            Tags   Past Edits
but 22133 is highly patronised train. getting confirm tickets is tough.. sometimes even rac doesnt get cleared

Jan 19 2017 (22:33)
Kishor*^~   4567 blog posts   123 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 911231-4            Tags   Past Edits
Will this not invite more fare ?
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Jan 01 2017 (12:04)   भारतीय रेलवे का 'डिस्काउंट ऑफर' 1 जनवरी से प्रभावी, उठाएं फायदा

Shubham Bansal   13 news posts
Entry# 2112300   News Entry# 290248         Tags   Past Edits
नई दिल्ली: डिजिटल और कैशलेस अर्थव्यवस्था को बढ़ावा देने के लिए भारत सरकार द्वारा की गई घोषणा के मद्देनजर रेल मंत्रालय ने विभिन्न प्रोत्साहनों एवं उपायों का अतिरिक्त पैकेज पेश किया है. यह अगले साल एक जनवरी से प्रभावी होगा.
रेल मंत्रालय ने यह निर्णय लिया है कि डिजिटल तरीकों जैसे कि डेबिट कार्ड, क्रेडिट कार्ड इत्यादि के जरिए भुगतान करने की स्थिति में उपनगरीय मार्गो के सीजन टिकटों (मासिक, त्रैमासिक, अर्धवार्षिक, वार्षिक) के मूल किराए में 0.5 फीसदी डिस्काउंट दिया जाएगा. 0.5 फीसदी रियायत देने के बाद जो मूल किराया होगा, उस पर अन्य प्रभार जैसे कि एमयूटीपी सरचार्ज, मेला सरचार्ज, सेवा कर इत्यादि, यदि लागू हो तो अलग से लगाए जाएंगे.
मंत्रालय ने आरक्षित एवं अनारक्षित दोनों ही टिकटें जारी करने के लिए यात्री टिकट सुविधा केंद्रों (YTSK) को पीओएस मशीनें लगाने और सभी बैंकों के डेबिट/क्रेडिट कार्डो के जरिए भुगतान स्वीकार करने का निर्देश देने का फैसला किया है. डिजिटल तरीकों जैसे कि डेबिट/क्रेडिट कार्डो के उपयोग के जरिए विश्राम-कक्ष की बुकिंग पर पांच फीसदी डिस्काउंट की अनुमति देने का भी निर्णय लिया गया है.
इन केंद्रों को अन्य मोड जैसे कि UPI, USSD, E-Wallet आधार से संबंद्ध भुगतान प्रणाली के जरिए भी भुगतान स्वीकार करने के लिए प्रोत्साहित किया जा रहा है. मंत्रालय ने अनारक्षित टिकट जारी करने के लिए जन साधारण टिकट बुकिंग सेवा (JTB) को भी अन्य मोड जैसे कि UPI, USSD,E-Wallet, आधार से संबद्ध भुगतान प्रणाली के जरिए भुगतान स्वीकार करने का निर्देश देने का फैसला किया है.

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Jan 01 2017 (16:27)
manojpune   179 blog posts
Re# 2112300-5            Tags   Past Edits
Discount still matters. I generally used to avoid AC3T booking from Mumbai to Pune. Now with Rs 45 less over Rs 490, I will be more inclined to consider the vacant berths (purposely not book in advance and wait for charting to be done). But 10% is still less attractive. For AC classes, it can be 20% so that more passengers can be attracked.

Jan 01 2017 (16:40)
DhnEcr~   4462 blog posts
Re# 2112300-6            Tags   Past Edits
20% se ppl will start waiting for charting. 10% keeps them guessing. For short distance it sounds exciting as there may be options. For longer travel ppl may tend to prefer confirmation b4 hand.

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Dec 16 2016 (15:28)   12158/Hutatma Express

manojpune   179 blog posts
Entry# 2092917            Tags   Past Edits
Today's train started from Solapur at 7:12 and reached Pune at 10:30. That means had an average speed of 80km/hr for the distance of 263 kms. This is almost to the level of Rajdhani/Shatabdi, and that too on single line for >50% of distance.

Dec 16 2016 (15:39)
█▓▒░ Tushar Dhingra ░▒▓█^~   1583 blog posts   913 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2092917-1            Tags   Past Edits
ye Daily isi speed pe chlti hai

Dec 19 2016 (10:12)
manojpune   179 blog posts
Re# 2092917-2            Tags   Past Edits
daily thodi na late hoti hai
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Dec 13 2016 (13:10)   Railway Fares to be 10% Less than Usual after Chart ...

Rahul Kumar   103 news posts
Entry# 2089617   News Entry# 288501         Tags   Past Edits
New Delhi: Worried over vacant seats in premier trains, railways have decided to make a few changes in the flexi fare structure to attract last minute passengers.
Currently, the fares of Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi can go up to 50 per cent more than the base fare as per the flexi fare system introduced on September 9.
However, now as per the decision expected to be notified shortly, the higher fares in premier trains can go upto 40 per cent instead of earlier 50 per cent ceiling after finalisation of the reservation chart.

Vacant berths available after the finalisation of the chart will be offered at 1.4 times higher than the base fare instead of current practice of 1.5 times increase, said a senior railway ministry official. There were 5,871 vacant berths in Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains during September 9-October 31 this year, according to railways.
If a passenger wants to travel after the finalisation of the chart then he can avail it by paying only 40 per cent higher than the base fare instead of 50 per cent, subject to availability of berths, he said.
Under the flexi-fare scheme, the fare increases by 10 per cent with every 10 per cent of berths sold subject to maximum prescribed limit 1.5 times in Sleeper, 2AC, AC Chair Car and in 3AC class.
No change has been made in the fare for 1st AC and executive class of travel.
The Railways is expecting to earn Rs 500 crore in current financial year from flexi fare structure in 42 Rajdhanis, 46 Shatabdis and 54 Durontos.

Dec 13 2016 (13:33)
manojpune   179 blog posts
Re# 2089617-1            Tags   Past Edits
Berths are vacant implies the demand is less or its a non utilized sector for the train (when berths between intermediate stations are vacant). So why pay more (1.4 times) when demand is less? Not seen this logic anywhere else. On the contrary, vacant berths should be sold at 0.8 to 0.9 times base fare to attract more passengers.

Dec 13 2016 (13:51)
DhnEcr~   4462 blog posts
Re# 2089617-2            Tags   Past Edits
3rd AC as in case of most premium trains surge fare mein 1.4 times hi hota hai, for rest it is 1.5 times. Who are these ppl fooling around

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Dec 13 2016 (14:47)
For Better Managed Indian Railways~   1933 blog posts
Re# 2089617-5            Tags   Past Edits
(1) Ideally, the vacant seats should be offered at normal fares if flexifare seats go unsold.
(2) IR thinks it is compulsion of the people to travel, where as it conveniently take liberty of overlooking the empty seats due to flexifare. Gradually IR shall succeed in its efforts of charging heavily for relatively poor service provided, as it is not introducing many normal fare trains and instead introducing Suvidha or special fare trains in large numbers with extortionist fares. People shall have no option but to pay through nose for relatively substandard rail travel.
(3) Charging
20-30% extra by providing superior service (Much faster, high priority trains with superlative facilities & amenities for comfort and entertainment) is justified economically, as well as ethically. Since tatkal scheme is already there to charge more from the last minute/ business travelers, the Suvidha/ Flexi are nothing but extortion and blatant misuse of monopoly against hapless passengers. It is duty of Govt to stop any organization (Govt. or private) making misuse of monopoly against its citizens.
(4) Above is reminiscent of the old time when it was sellers market where availability of products and commodities where always short due to very strict licensing policy of Govt. But today it is a buyers’ market except for Rail travel which is one of the last guarded government monopoly. Even the defence sector is gradually being opened up to private sector.
(5) IR wants to profiteer maximum from the needy and hapless middle class paxs for the relatively substandard travel offered to them. Rich ones usually opt to spend a little more and go for ACI/ air travel rather than paying flexifares for rail journey and poor ones (vote bank) continue to enjoy heavily subsidized non ac rail travel.

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Dec 13 2016 (18:34)
manojpune   179 blog posts
Re# 2089617-20            Tags   Past Edits
See one classic example of how Dynamic Fares logic is flawed and passenger unfriendly. In Train 82505 Pune Kamakya Suvidha Special, berths will always be vacant from Pune to Panvel, no matter how much the demand will be for Kamakhya/Guwahati. This is because there will be may passengers who would have bookings from Panvel onwards. Now with dynamic fare kicking in, railways is not allowing anyone to travel from Pune to Panvel at normal fares, despite knowing that they are anyways going to go vacant. Who would pay Rs 1136 in SL Class just from Pune to Panvel? This is when 236 berths are still vacant. What happens to this fare when these berths start depleting? And how is Rs 822 dynamic fare amount for a base fare of Rs 261? This is not just 40 or 50%. This is more than 3 times the base fare. So railways is ensuring...
that the berths remain vacant and no one travels.
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    Feb 01 (11:05AM)

    A new experimental feature is being introduced called BotD - "Blog of the Day". The rules are: . 1. Replies are not eligible - only the Top Blog. 2. ONLY Blogs posted today (the day of the vote) are eligible. 3. Every member has ONE vote. In the course of the day, you may keep...
  • Entry# 2136570
    Jan 23 (12:25AM)

    Several new features have been introduced recently to the Forum, and we are forever striving to make Member experience here more productive and satisfying. With the recent introduction and success of the new FM System, it has been observed that small groups of highly involved and enthusiastic members are far more...
  • Entry# 2134907
    Jan 21 2017 (02:46PM)

    It has been over 2 weeks since the appointment of the current batch of FMs and 750 Complaints have been handled so far. It gives me immense pleasure in congratulating them for running the team diligently, professionally, competently and above all, without a shred of controversy or bias. The FM position...
  • Entry# 2133126
    Jan 20 2017 (01:29AM)

    The modification to the TL Update scheme - i.e. the introduction of the new RAC System - has led to some efficiency with TL Updates. More TLs are being discussed, and quickly moved up. However, we still have on Average, about 300 Waitlisted TLs in the backlog at any time, and our hard-working and diligent TLMs...
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