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Blog Posts by arun.madupu
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Aug 02 2014 (17:13)  

arun.madupu   4 blog posts
Entry# 1176654            Tags   Past Edits
im not sure how many of you have encountered this issue with IRCTC, in the new site, when i tried to book a ticket with LOWER as preference, and selecting the option to book ticket if atleast 1 lower is alloted, the system books the ticket with SIDELOWER sometimes. this is really frustating because LOWER doesnt mean it could be SIDELOWER as well..when this happens i try my luck to rebook, whcih sometimes succeeds in getting a LOWER berth. Very frustating experiences with IRCTC, though they have equally made our lives a lot easy.

Aug 02 2014 (17:14)
Guruprasad Singh   2801 blog posts   211 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1176654-1            Tags   Past Edits
pehle seat nahi milti abb kam se kam SLB ya LB mil toh jayegi

Aug 02 2014 (17:17)
arun.madupu   4 blog posts
Re# 1176654-2            Tags   Past Edits
ye bath tho sahi hain...IRCTC has done a good job in that

Aug 02 2014 (17:21)
12658 Chennai Mail*^~   9252 blog posts   23342 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1176654-3            Tags   Past Edits
If u chkd book only at least 1 or 2 LB is alloted, in case, no LBS are avbl. it displays message stating no LBs avbl.

Aug 02 2014 (17:22)
arun.madupu   4 blog posts
Re# 1176654-4            Tags   Past Edits
right..but as per IRCTC LOWER = SIDELOWER for that some confusion

Aug 02 2014 (17:23)
Guruprasad Singh   2801 blog posts   211 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1176654-5            Tags   Past Edits
Mere saath toh aisa hota hai ki "Due to non-availability , we can't book seats of your preference, book without option" and maine yes kiya then,also it booked my choice viz. LB or SLB
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Aug 02 2014 (16:56)  

arun.madupu   4 blog posts
Entry# 1176643            Tags   Past Edits
somehow i have a feeling that side berths should not deserve teh same cost as the Lower Berths. couple of problems i face commonly are
1. sidelower berth sometime are not fit for sleep due to uneven resting mostly in all coaches. u might end up with broken back by the time u reach your dest :)
2. sideberths near doors are big menace esp in AC coaches
sideberts in 2AC & 3AC looks one n the same, i dont see any major advantage for a traveller spending extra bucks on 2AC for a sidelower.
a proper maintainence & better design can deserve the cost for these which unfortunately many or all trains are lacking this as of today
do railways have done a proper justification to the traveler on this part ?. however we have lot of other common issues that might of greater priority than sideberths rightnow!!!

Aug 02 2014 (17:09)
12658 Chennai Mail*^~   9252 blog posts   23342 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1176643-1            Tags   Past Edits
previously SLBs are for RAC only.. instead of allotting one full berth to single person they use to give 2 people for sitting accommodation. in some coaches it won't get aligned properly. Even then I still prefer SLB only. 2A SLB's length is little more than SL and 3A. for both 2A and 3A getting berth No. 7 and 5 will b a sort of inconvenience
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