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Mar 22 2017 (09:15)   From April, mail train booking may get you a seat on Rajdhani

❤ WAP7 ❤~   937 news posts
Entry# 2206284   News Entry# 297152         Tags   Past Edits
Come April and passengers could avail the opportunity of travelling in Rajdhani or Shatabdi trains even if they have booked tickets for other mai or express trains for the same destinations.
The Railways is launching a new scheme from April 1 under which waitlisted passengers can get confirmed accommodation in the next alternative train if they opt for it at the time of booking. According to the scheme, `Vikalp', there will be no extra charge taken from the passenger or any refund provided for the fare difference.The scheme aims to utilise vacant berths in premier trains, including Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto and other special service such as Suvidha trains, on major routes.
the scheme as a “passenger friendly“ move to provide confirmed accommodation to waitlisted passengers, a railway ministry official said, “We aim to achieve the twin objectives of providing confirmed accommodation to waitlisted passengers and ensure optimal utilisation of available accommodation by this scheme.“
Currently , the scheme is being run on six routes including Delhi-Lucknow, DelhiJammu and Delhi-Mumbai sectors on a pilot basis. The Railways foregoes about Rs 7,500 crore annually in cancellation refunds.

Mar 22 2017 (10:23)
manojpune   182 blog posts
Re# 2206284-1            Tags   Past Edits
Good scheme. I will now always book a WL ticket in a train that leaves just before Shatabdi Exp and try my chances in generally Vacant Shatabdis.

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General Travel
Mar 15 2017 (07:10)   12842/Coromandel Express (PT)

manojpune   182 blog posts
Entry# 2198110            Tags   Past Edits
Does the 1st AC Coach of this train have bathroom so that passenger can take bath? Is water generally available as the train reaches Kharagpur/Howrah from Chennai?

Mar 20 2017 (10:06)
manojpune   182 blog posts
Re# 2198110-1            Tags   Past Edits
How is it in other AC 1st Class coaches, especially where half coach is 1st AC and half is 2nd AC?

Mar 20 2017 (10:15)
Wali~   154 blog posts   112 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 2198110-2            Tags   Past Edits
yes, most of the 1st AC coaches have showering facility.
Predictions: 2
confirm: 0
rac: 0
wl: 2
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   182 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   182 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   182 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   182 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   182 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)
UP me Yogi Raj*^~   30657 blog posts   67815 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   182 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*^   8592 blog posts   11572 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™~   5656 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*^~   988 blog posts   1559 correct pred (58% 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)
बरौनी लखनऊ एक्सप्रेस~   8112 blog posts   119 correct pred (74% 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*^~   3808 blog posts   4786 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2162475-33            Tags   Past Edits
If travelling with kids, trains are cheaper.
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New Facilities/Technology
Feb 12 2017 (14:02)   automatic doors: Automatic door locking system in Rajdhani, Shatabdi trains | India News - Times of India

Pran Pratim Ghosh   103 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   182 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)
Pran Pratim Ghosh   20186 blog posts   94716 correct pred (75% 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

☆गोंडा इलेक्ट्रिक शेङ ■☆*^~   5246 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   182 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   182 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   286 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2143817-1            Tags   Past Edits

Jan 28 2017 (20:23)
SER Antyodaya Era^~   6547 blog posts   7221 correct pred (75% 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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Nov 19 2013 (23:14)   11301/Udyan Express

manojpune   182 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   5891 blog posts   842 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 911231-1            Tags   Past Edits
I did the same once....

Nov 20 2013 (10:15)
Kishor*^~   4618 blog posts   123 correct pred (63% 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 (72% 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*^~   4618 blog posts   123 correct pred (63% 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   14 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   182 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~   4882 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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