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Nov 05 2014 (19:08)   10112/Konkan Kanya Express (PT)

sak5289   3 blog posts   19 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 1268092            Tags   Past Edits
One more train with same TT and CC badly needed....
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Aug 19 2014 (11:44)   Poor ticket sales for first double-decker Mumbai-Goa run on Friday

Jayashree   37362 news posts
Entry# 1191815   News Entry# 190156         Tags   Past Edits
There has been a very poor response to the first double-decker service from Mumbai to Goa, with barely 10 per cent of the tickets sold in three days since bookings opened.
Central Railway officials said just 100 tickets had been sold of the total 960 seats available on the train till Monday evening.
Why double-decker service to Goa?
The double-decker will launch the festival
season schedule during which the railways has planned to run about 50 special air-condition trains.
"Perhaps, it is early to say as there are three days more and ticket sales may pick up. It's also possible that August 22 is a bit early for the Ganpati rush to begin. We expect a better response for the trips from August 26 onwards," said a senior CR official.
Is it different from regular service?
The double-decker train is a premium service for which the railways has fixed market-controlled charges. Ticket prices are at about Rs1,400 from a base fare of Rs1,055, officials said.
The train will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Kurla, at 5.30am, and after stops at Thane at 6.02am and Panvel at 6.50am arrive at Karmali in Goa at 4.30pm the same day.
What spurred rush of premium services?
As reported earlier by dna, the railway ministry has pulled out all stops this time in view of the polls in Maharashtra later this year.
In addition to the double-decker service there will be Shatabdi premium services on the route and special permission has been given for more than the five halts stipulated for such premium trains.
The trains are to have seven halts, so more passengers can avail of the service. Even the timings have been chosen carefully keeping in mind the travel pattern on the Mumbai-Goa sector.
What about rush during other festivals?
"It is going to be a very important time when the railway's will know how this new policy to saturate a sector with special trains during the festival period turns out. This could be repeated on various other sectors for other festivals like Durga Puja, Diwali, Christmas and so on," the official said. "So, officials are keeping their fingers crossed."
Has railways gone overboard?
The slow response to the double-decker special service has set off concerns among CR officials over whether they may have gone a step too far on the number of trains deployed on the route.
"This is the biggest deployment of air-condition special trains on the Mumbai-Goa route during the Ganpati festival. All of them are premium services at market-controlled ticket prices. Would it have been better to schedule more usual fixed-fare services? We will get the answer in a few days," the CR official said.

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Aug 19 2014 (16:52)
sak5289   3 blog posts   19 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1191815-13            Tags   Past Edits
Train is not getting response because of premium fares.
Also, most of tickets booked till now are to stations of CHI, RN, KKW etc. (This can be seen form quota of respective stations is already exhausted)
If people of this region travel ticket less, so many trains running on this route should run empty with no bookings..... People enter reserved coaches as they don't get reservations Demand is more than supply

Aug 19 2014 (17:20)
Prathamesh032   553 blog posts   6095 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 1191815-14            Tags   Past Edits
Some people may also don't know that there are seats available till karmali
Hence the CHI,RN,and KKW are exhausted and no response we can see for karmali
Take my example when I checked for 02045 the seats for KKW were not available but till karmali seats were available 300+
As premium train WL is not issued and it showed not available I thought
the train is full...
But IRI help me to know that there were seats available till karmali.../blog/post/1186531
And I have booked in DD of 28 Aug /pnr/post/1190612

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Jul 08 2013 (11:50)   10111/Konkan Kanya Express (PT)

Kartik Shenoy*^   3166 blog posts   9635 correct pred (80% accurate)
Entry# 802950            Tags   Past Edits
This is Really Shocking..... Just a few hours after the booking started the booking status of the train went to REGRET...!! CRAZY GANPATI RUSH on KK...!!!

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Jul 08 2013 (14:04)
sak5289   3 blog posts   19 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 802950-14            Tags   Past Edits
Booking status was regret @ 8:10 AM for Kokankanya.. and @ 8:20 for Rajya Rani!!! :(

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Jul 09 2013 (07:48)
Kartik Shenoy*^   3166 blog posts   9635 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 802950-20            Tags   Past Edits
Ohhh... Too much rush... I think this train is influenced by many Agents.. Else 350 seats is very difficult to get empty in 10mins..!! :(

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