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Blog Entry# 1078396
Posted: Apr 30 2014 (17:50)

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Last Response: May 01 2014 (12:40)
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Apr 30 2014 (17:50)  

siva   328 blog posts   328 correct pred (87% accurate)
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How do Indian railways expect maximum Bookings for premium trains with booking only through internet? Irctc is down or too slow for almost round the clock.
Why IR feel that the last minute passengers will prefer only internet to book? Is there any specific reason for that?

6 posts - Wed Apr 30, 2014

Apr 30 2014 (23:31)
sys tem~   8355 blog posts   78507 correct pred (76% accurate)
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from the counters at least ..anyways I am completely against the idea of premium trains..if IR can run so premium trains they can and should run as many normal specials also and between the same set of minting move nothing more ..

Apr 30 2014 (23:38)
أبواب تغلق*^~   6310 blog posts   6799 correct pred (63% accurate)
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since premium trains are not either regular or special trains operated by IR it's not meant for general travelers, they are hired rakes completely planned and operated by IRCTC, hence the main motto is maximum profit, hopefully in future you will see private players also coming into ... so we can't blame IR for these being unfriendly to common passengers

May 01 2014 (00:03)
sys tem~   8355 blog posts   78507 correct pred (76% accurate)
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IRCTC is running it ..but they cant run any train without the nod from IR has to go through the same approval channel from RB..

May 01 2014 (00:24)
GOA SK TO VSG~   6446 blog posts   613 correct pred (67% accurate)
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I agree with your screen name, even if some of our members support premiums.
Why should we pay premium in the first place ?
Isn't the fair hike enough to fill their bellies ?
Why don't they collect proper fines from people violating rules in trains and stations ? That would be a good revenue to them, IR should become a lil bit
more strict with such people instead of introducing such stupid ideas to mint our money.
I'll try my best to never use a premium train also glad that no premium introduced in my state.

May 01 2014 (12:40)
أبواب تغلق*^~   6310 blog posts   6799 correct pred (63% accurate)
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premium trains are fully hired by IRCTC, the IR or railway board does not comes into scene on deciding fares on these trains, since IRCTC has made upfront payment to IR for the rakes, the fare is decided by IRCTC, and like any business house there is nothing wrong in them expecting a profit in return of their investment... as for nod, they have leased those rakes from IR, so no further approval is required

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