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Train Tip
Apr 23 2017 (21:31)   01322/Tirunelveli - Pune Weekly AC Special (Via Pollachi)

manojpune   186 blog posts
Entry# 2247773            Tags   Past Edits
When travelling to Pune, get down at Panvel and take bus / Pragati Exp. 2-4 hours saved depending on where you want to go in Pune.
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Ticket Booking/WL
Apr 23 2017 (21:17)   01323/Pune - Ernakulam Jn. Weekly AC Special

manojpune   186 blog posts
Entry# 2247754            Tags   Past Edits
Even if you want to start your journey from Pune, take a bus from Pune to Panvel and board this train at Panvel. 1 to 2 hrs saved depending on what part of the city you are located.
General Travel
Apr 18 2017 (08:52)   58501/Visakhapatnam - Kirandul Passenger

manojpune   186 blog posts
Entry# 2240309            Tags   Past Edits
Bookings started for the Vistadome coach. Its EC (Executive class). And its getting well booked. Only 2 seats available for tomorrow as I post.
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Apr 09 2017 (22:36)   राजधानी ट्रेनों में अब सीट नंबर नहीं,अगले चरण में इसे एक्सप्रेस ट्रेनों में लागू किया जाएगा।

☆गोंडा इलेक्ट्रिक शेङ ■☆*^~   5511 news posts
Entry# 2228862   News Entry# 299024         Tags   Past Edits
लखनऊ : यात्रियों को अब राजधानी एक्सप्रेस ट्रेनों में रिजर्वेशन कराने पर सीट नंबर आवंटित नहीं होगा। यात्रियों को सीट नंबर रेल आरक्षण चार्ट बनने के बाद ही मिलेगा। रेलवे ने यह कदम महिलाओं और वरिष्ठ नागरिकों को लोअर बर्थ की सीटें आवंटित करने के लिए उठाया है। केवल महिलाओं और वरिष्ठ नागरिकों को ही टिकट बुक करने पर लोअर बर्थ का नंबर आवंटित होगा। जबकि शेष यात्रियों के टिकट पर कंफर्म लिखकर आएगा। ट्रेन छूटने के चार घंटा पहले आरक्षण चार्ट बनने के समय यात्रियों को सीट नंबर आवंटित होगी। फिलहाल यह व्यवस्था जल्द ही राजधानी एक्सप्रेस ट्रेनों में ही लागू होगी। अगले चरण में इसे एक्सप्रेस ट्रेनों में लागू किया जाएगा।
लखनऊ मुंबई नई एसी एक्सप्रेस आज से
गर्मी मुंबई और शिर्डी दर्शन के लिए वेटिंग लिस्ट से परेशान शहरवासियों को रेलवे ने बड़ा तोहफा दिया है। रेलवे रविवार से लखनऊ से एलटीटी मुंबई के बीच नई एसी एक्सप्रेस ट्रेन चलाएगा। अब तक यह ट्रेन तत्काल स्पेशल के रूप में चल रही थी। इसका किराया तत्काल के बराबर था, जबकि कोई रियायत भी नहीं मिलती थी।
ट्रेन नंबर 22122 लखनऊ एलटीटी स्पेशल चारबाग स्टेशन से प्रत्येक रविवार शाम 4:20 बजे चलकर अगले दिन शाम 5:30 बजे एलटीटी पहुंचेगी। ट्रेन का ठहराव कानपुर, उरई, झांसी, हबीबगंज, भुसावल, जलगांव, नासिक रोड, कल्याण और थाने स्टेशनों पर होगा। इस ट्रेन में एसी थर्ड के साथ एसी सेकेंड और एसी फ‌र्स्ट की बोगियां होंगी। ट्रेन में रसोईयान की भी सुविधा होगी। अब इस ट्रेन के चलने से रविवार को लखनऊ से मुंबई के लिए सात नियमित ट्रेनें होंगी। फिलहाल एक तरफ जहां पुष्पक सहित कई ट्रेनों में लंबी वेटिंग है। वहीं इस ट्रेन में सभी क्लास में दर्जनों सीटें उपलब्ध हैं। तत्काल कोटे में भी इस ट्रेन में एसी थर्ड की 242 और एसी सेकेंड की 73 सीटों का कोटा है। ट्रेन में सीनियर सिटीजन सहित सभी तरह के रियायत नियमित ट्रेनों की तरह ही मिलेंगे। लखनऊ से एलटीटी तक एसी सेकेंड का किराया 2290 रुपये है जबकि यह तत्काल के साथ 2810 रुपये का होगा। इसी तरह एसी थर्ड का किराया 1580 रुपये है जो कि तत्काल के साथ दो हजार रुपये का होगा। एसी फ‌र्स्ट का एलटीटी तक किरया 3925 रुपये होगा।
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Apr 10 2017 (08:41)
manojpune   186 blog posts
Re# 2228862-13            Tags   Past Edits
Good move. Till now the following passengers were getting desired berths :
(1) Earliest ones to book within a quota. If a booking between 2 stations is given from 2 or more quotas, then the fortunate passengers are the one who used to get booking from a quota that is completely empty.
(2) RAC1 onwards
e.g. If in a train, booking from StationX
to StationY is given from RS-StnY quota (100 berths), GN (250 berths), and PQ (150 berths), in that order = Total of Available 500 before start of reservation, then the ones who get the most desired berths are:
1st passenger (who has 100 of the RS-StnY quota vacant)
101st passenger (100 of RS-StnY quota is booked, hence system starts picking up GN quota to allot berths - 250 of them)
351st passenger (250 of the GN quota is booked, hence system starts picking up PQ to allot berths - 150 of them)
501st passenger (RAC1 - gets confirmed to a berth of choice).
Assumption : No cancellations before RAC starts, no other source-destination bookings - just to explain the logic.
Now with revised scheme, we will not have beneficiaries like 101st, 351st, 501st etc. The benefit will direct be serially starting from 1st. It will also improve occupancy by reducing intermediate station vacancies and compacting all station pair passengers as much as possible since all these decisions can now be taken at charting.
Definitely a welcome move to support 1st come 1st served.

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

❤ WAP7 ❤~   1081 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   186 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   186 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   186 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~   174 blog posts   131 correct pred (74% 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   186 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   186 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   186 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   186 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   186 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)
Bring Back Golden Days of IRI*^~   30995 blog posts   68025 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   186 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*^   8600 blog posts   11589 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™~   6647 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*^~   992 blog posts   1562 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   8480 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*^~   3819 blog posts   4797 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^~   117 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   186 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^~   20898 blog posts   96107 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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