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Blog Posts by vharihar
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Travel Question
Sep 10 2015 (13:50)  

vharihar   8 blog posts
Entry# 1586936            Tags   Past Edits
I live in Bellandur. I need to travel to Yeswanthpur Stn on Fri eve to catch a train departing YPR at 8.50 pm.
Am hesitant about cab, rickshaw, etc, considering traffic uncertainties.
Am considering taking the DEMU train# 76524 from BLRR to YPR. Anyone traveled by this? It halts at BLRR (Belandur Rd)? Is it unpleasantly jam packed, or can one travel relatively comfortably in it?
guess we need to buy the ticket at the stn? (unreserved) Is the queue for booking long at Bellandur Rd stn?
And does it come at its scheduled 6.30 pm? Or is it delayed a lot?
Would appreciate an opinion from someone, esp if they've traveled on it before.
Rail Fanning
May 24 2015 (12:17)  

vharihar   8 blog posts
Entry# 1482782            Tags   Past Edits
In which year were 4 tracks laid bween Mumbai VT/CST and Thane?
Did it begin as 2 tracks and converted later to 4 tracks? By the British? Or after independence? When?
General Travel
Feb 04 2015 (16:14)   22691/KSR Bengaluru City - Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express

vharihar   8 blog posts
Entry# 1360051            Tags   Past Edits
Will be traveling in Rajdhani for the first time, in a few months from now.
Is the 2nd AC coach interiors in Bangalore Rajdhani Exp any different from a normal train's 2nd AC coach interior?
Also, are all meals served free? (ie. included in ticket price)

Feb 04 2015 (16:16)
विश्व नाथ*^   16774 blog posts   268 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1360051-1            Tags   Past Edits
Food price included in train fare,
LHB rake so interior is bit different than ICF but SLB don't have charging points.

Feb 05 2015 (07:40)
vharihar   8 blog posts
Re# 1360051-2            Tags   Past Edits
What is SLB?
Also, are the 2nd AC Rajdhani windows as heavily tinted as in normal trains? I sure hope not! They severely limit outside viewing ability.
General Travel
May 23 2014 (14:37)   12008/Mysuru - Chennai Central Shatabdi Express | SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) (10 PFs)

vharihar   8 blog posts
Entry# 1108221            Tags   Past Edits
We are traveling from Bangalore to Chennai by evening Shatabdi on June 2nd. 2014 (Train# 12008). We are a group of 6 (myself, wife, 2 kids and 2 elderly parents).
When we had booked, we got 4 tickets confirmed and 2 waitlisted. But the 4 confirmed tickets were far apart and spanning multiple coaches, viz. C7/2, C7/78, C4/67 and C6/26 (in "coach/seat" format). This would be unmanageable (parents cant be left alone, kids cant be left alone), so I immediately booked one more ticket on same train knowing that all 6 seats
on it waitlisted, but with the hope that there is a chance that they’d be confirmed in a chunk (at least same coach), and I can then cancel one of the tickets. I was hoping that the bulk-reallocation-upon-cancellation algorithm would work that way.
Today when I checked, all the waitlisted 8 seats are confirmed (2 remaining from first ticket, and all 6 from 2nd ticket), but the seat#s aren’t yet stated.
I’d like to retain the one that has a high chance of seats being in the same coach (or atmost spread over 2 coaches), and cancel the other one. By that reasoning, would I be right in canceling the former ticket (that had C7/2, C7/78, etc)? Should I cancel right now, or should I wait till chart preparation (I run the risk of losing a lot of money; I dont mind losing it if its worth it; but the way I see it, the ticket with C7, C4, C6 is bad enough, its hard to get worse than that, so might as well cancel that one now itself rather than waiting and losing money and getting an equally bad seat allocation)
Any advice?

7 posts - Fri May 23, 2014

May 23 2014 (15:34)
anshugupta2000   258 blog posts   2131 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1108221-8            Tags   Past Edits
U should cancel the 1st ticket as 2nd one will most probably give all seats in same coach. Further, you can check the button while booking on irctc just given below Mobile No of passenger. There are 3 options "Book my ticket only if i am allotted" - 1. At least 1 LB 2. At least 2 LB 3. All passengers in same coach.
But i don't think that option works on WL tickets.

May 23 2014 (15:58)
§ąī ĴīńĘńđŗą*^~   1675 blog posts   3944 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 1108221-9            Tags   Past Edits
as per my advice cancel your earlier ticket(which u bought 4 confirm and 2 waiting list) as it is been spread over many places and can not get together as coach and seat numbers already allotted .....
and retain waiting list ticket which is nw confirm as chances are confirming at one place or at least one coach (situation can not be so bad as it is in your earlier ticket)
the worst worst situation arises as it is in your first ticket than really feels very sorry.... but u can take a chance with ur second ticket as it will not be worst than your 1st ticket....
Cancelling now will save money too....

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May 23 2014 (16:11)
PixelTrailzDotCom*^~   1739 blog posts   51 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1108221-11            Tags   Past Edits
Cancel your first one. Worst case is your second one also gets badly distributed, but atleast you have a chance of better allocation

Jun 02 2014 (13:17)
vharihar   8 blog posts
Re# 1108221-12            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks for your helpful tips. I did as suggested. The 2nd booked ticket's chart has been prepared and as expected, all 6 seats are in the same coach!

Jun 02 2014 (13:23)
↪ abbas*^~   3897 blog posts   448 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1108221-13            Tags   Past Edits
Yeah it's good it happened.. But put of curiosity , you said you booked the the ticket I, WL (2nd One) and your earlier ticket was also having WL last 2 passenger.. That didn't confirmed ?? It's WL must be low right then of second one
Travel Question
Jan 29 2014 (11:27)  

vharihar   8 blog posts
Entry# 978151            Tags   Past Edits
Interoperability of outstation train tickets in Mumbai local/suburban trains:
I have a AC 2nd Class ticket on Udyan Exp from Bangalore to Dadar. I actually need to go to Thane but Udyan doesnt halt at Thane. I plan to get down at Kalyan and take an onward local from Kalyan to Thane. Is my Udyan 2nd AC ticket valid in Mumbai local 1st class if its on the same travel segment?
Where can I find the rules of such ticket interoperability?

Jan 29 2014 (11:29)
Vinay Bharadwaj*^~   4706 blog posts   953 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 978151-1            Tags   Past Edits
Nope... as per the rules your reserved ticket is valid only for Udyan Express. You need to get down at KYN and purchase a local ticket. I face this situation every time when I return back from Bangalore by Chalukya..

Jan 29 2014 (11:29)
SRG*^~   35107 blog posts   155391 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 978151-2            Tags   Past Edits
It can't be used..You need purchase Local ticket and travel.

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Jan 29 2014 (12:02)
✿✿Lets Fight Corruption in Indian Railways✿✿   1356 blog posts   127 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 978151-7            Tags   Past Edits
You can travel. Use break Journey Rule. Get endorsement at Station Master office for Break of Journey and then second endorsement to travel again. Read "break Journey Rule" to be of sure and post here too! though Our Govt. Officials are ideats and you may consider just buy a 1FC Ticket than wanting to see face of some ideats station masters!

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Jan 29 2014 (12:14)
Har har mahadev*^~   6199 blog posts   4665 correct pred (60% accurate)
Re# 978151-11            Tags   Past Edits
You can do one thing is that get down at kalyan and your 2ac ticket cab be utilized to board local train into 1st class compartment of local till thane

Jan 30 2014 (14:05)
vharihar   8 blog posts
Re# 978151-12            Tags   Past Edits
Hmm, a lot of contrasting answers till now :-)
But thanks anyway.
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