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Oct 28 2014 (07:04)  
 

dsamp   12 blog posts
Entry# 1259313            Tags   Past Edits
Cancellation is not allowed in premium trains as they are mainly meant for emergency travel and make up for increased traffic at special occasions. However, what about situations that prevent travel beyond the control of the commuter?
Recently, I had to face a situation of the death of a immediate family member preventing travel by premium train - however, I could not cancel ticket as it was not allowed and neither could I travel. I had booked 4 seats which meant that those seats would be blocked without any benefit to any passenger and also I would not get any refund.
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think IR should include some situations when a ticket can be cancelled by an individual not only in premium trains but also in tatkal in some serious personal situations in addition to train cancellation.
I list some reasons as follows:
1. Death/ critical medical condition preventing travel of passenger
2. Cancellation of ticket of fellow passengers in case of death/ critical medical condition preventing travel of 1 passenger in list
3. Death/ critical medical condition preventing travel of an immediate family member.
There may be many others, but this surely needs attention.

1 posts - Tue Oct 28, 2014

  
Oct 28 2014 (07:37)
PKV*^~   19108 blog posts   76 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 1259313-2            Tags   Past Edits
There is considerable merit in your arguments but unfortunately IR seems to be more interested in adding to its coffers rather than looking at passenger conveniences and comforts.

  
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Oct 28 2014 (07:45)
SANDY SUDHA OIL CAMMAN PEEPULL BHOOKMARI 2   889 blog posts   8 correct pred (89% accurate)
Re# 1259313-3            Tags   Past Edits
They dont allow WL bookings on premiums so it is understandable why they dont allow cancellation.

  
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Oct 28 2014 (12:39)
dsamp   12 blog posts
Re# 1259313-4            Tags   Past Edits
They do allow RAC and I am talking of cancellation before train departure and chart preparation and not after as possible in online booking. Looking at the demand of premium trains, IR may earn more as the fare of ticket may have considerable gone up when you are cancelling.

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Oct 28 2014 (13:53)
Prabhu must stop Drama^~   84599 blog posts   5303 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1259313-7            Tags   Past Edits
Allowing Cancellation for premium train isn't feasible.

  
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Oct 28 2014 (13:58)
ᶆӮ ᶘḽӺӗ Өӥ Ѧ ╦╔▲║Ṉ*^   1974 blog posts   1296 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1259313-8            Tags   Past Edits
However, I believe that the policy adopted by IR for Premium Trains is not good and Railway shall refund atleast 50% of the Fare in such case or a Flat Amount higher than normal charges. The pricing model was adopted in-line with Airlines and Airlines too allow cancellation with a huge cancellation fee (However we still get some money back).
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This would help other passengers to get reserved accommodation in case of Cancellations.
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But I believe this has to be done without any reasons attached (like Death, Illness as you mentioned).
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If IR is following a policy (whether justifiable or not, acceptable or not) I would not like to change it for personal problems of Consumers.
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The point here is that if it is not justifiable than it should go outright. With so much rush nowadays, the reason that IR would not get Pax for Cancelled Berths is unimaginable.
  
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Oct 17 2014 (19:39)  
 

dsamp   12 blog posts
Entry# 1248649            Tags   Past Edits
What is the update on Gaya line for Mughalsarai to Asn - when will it be normalised

  
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Oct 19 2014 (17:39)
Prabhu must stop Drama^~   84599 blog posts   5303 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1248649-1            Tags   Past Edits
20 tak to NI work hi rahega,. Uske bad normal ho jayega
  
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Oct 18 2014 (20:04)   GAYA/Gaya Junction (9 PFs)
 

dsamp   12 blog posts
Entry# 1249813            Tags   Past Edits
Any idea when travel in Gaya sector would be normal - trains between Jp to hwh are being diverted as of now

  
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Oct 18 2014 (20:26)
Jay Shah*^~   4375 blog posts   3210 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1249813-1            Tags   Past Edits
Non interlocking work is scheduled between 15th and 20th October so diverted trains will be regularised after that.
More details --> /blog/post/1246502
  
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Oct 17 2014 (09:38)   12431/Thiruvananathapuram Central - Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express
 

DQ is the best   698 blog posts   162 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 1247781            Tags   Past Edits
Can i book confirm tickets from ERS to PNVL for Rajdhani?

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Oct 17 2014 (19:51)
dsamp   12 blog posts
Re# 1247781-5            Tags   Past Edits
Yes for regular tickets, don't know for tatkal

  
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Oct 17 2014 (19:55)
DQ is the best   698 blog posts   162 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 1247781-6            Tags   Past Edits
Today I tried to book ers pnvl ticket for journey date after 60 days at 8:01 and it is showing WL 1 whereas ers nzm is showing available

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Oct 17 2014 (20:14)
dsamp   12 blog posts
Re# 1247781-8            Tags   Past Edits
The following (see below) is what I get on IRCTC website for your query i.e., it is allowing reservation and the total fare is Rs. 2992.47
As for the WL, may be the quota is full. The ERS - NZM quota maybe still available - it can part of a algorithm that allows distance based quota. But travel is allowed as you can buy a WL ticket.
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Train No./Name : 12431 / RAJDHANI EXP Journey date : 16-Dec-2014 Class : SECOND AC
From Station : ERNAKULAM JN - ERS To Station : PANVEL - PNVL Quota : GENERAL
Boarding Station : ERNAKULAM JN - ERS Reservation Upto Station : PANVEL - PNVL
Passenger Details
S. No. Name Age Gender Berth Preference Meal Senior Citizen
1 afaff 23 Male LB Veg No
Availability Details
Availability : PQWL2/WL2
Availability At : Fri Oct 17 20:09:54 IST 2014 IST

Fare Details
Ticket Fare : ₹ 2970.00 *
Service Charge : ₹ 22.47
Total Fare : ₹ 2992.47
* Ticket fare includes Service Tax of ₹ 97.00

  
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Oct 17 2014 (20:51)
DQ is the best   698 blog posts   162 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 1247781-9            Tags   Past Edits
I am trying for 16 Dec, 1A

  
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Oct 17 2014 (21:22)
dsamp   12 blog posts
Re# 1247781-10            Tags   Past Edits
Same for IA (see below) - you have WL 4 now- note it is PQWL i.e., a pooled quota waiting list (PQWL) is applicable to intermediate stations and is shared by several stations between the source stations and the destination station. Passengers who’s journey starts from intermediate stations are likely to get their ticket in pooled quota waiting list.
Journey Details
Train No./Name : 12431 / RAJDHANI EXP Journey date : 16-Dec-2014 Class : FIRST AC
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Station : ERNAKULAM JN - ERS To Station : PANVEL - PNVL Quota : GENERAL
Boarding Station : ERNAKULAM JN - ERS Reservation Upto Station : PANVEL - PNVL
Passenger Details
S. No. Name Age Gender Berth Preference Meal Senior Citizen
1 adaff 29 Male LB Veg No
Availability Details
Availability : PQWL4/WL4
Availability At : Fri Oct 17 21:19:24 IST 2014 IST

Fare Details
Ticket Fare : ₹ 4970.00 *
Service Charge : ₹ 22.47
Total Fare : ₹ 4992.47
* Ticket fare includes Service Tax of ₹ 167.00

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Oct 17 2014 (19:45)  
 

dsamp   12 blog posts
Entry# 1248654            Tags   Past Edits
Cancelling of ticket is not allowed in Premium trains, i.e. there is no refund. Normally if a train is late for more than 3h late for a boarding station, full refund is available even on tatkal tickets from that station.
What is the rule for premium train if it is more than 3 h late for boarding station, will cancellation and refund be allowed?

  
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Oct 17 2014 (19:47)
SRG*^~   35787 blog posts   174866 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1248654-1            Tags   Past Edits
For Premium trains refund shall be available only if the train is cancelled...

  
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Oct 17 2014 (19:56)
dsamp   12 blog posts
Re# 1248654-2            Tags   Past Edits
Ya that is ok, but what if the train is 6-7 h or more late (3h is normal for many routes) and it makes no sense to travel for the delay - still cancellation is not allowed? what is the great logic behind this? I am a bit confused

  
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Oct 17 2014 (20:00)
SRG*^~   35787 blog posts   174866 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1248654-3            Tags   Past Edits
No option of cancellation of ticket in Premium trains..These are all Terms & Conditions a passenger has to abide while booking the ticket in Premium trains :)

  
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Oct 17 2014 (20:04)
SRG*^~   35787 blog posts   174866 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1248654-4            Tags   Past Edits
FYI...

  
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Oct 17 2014 (20:20)
dsamp   12 blog posts
Re# 1248654-5            Tags   Past Edits
:)
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