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Why is elevation from the sea level written at the railway station ?

★  General Travel
May 10 (16:01)
Blog Post# 3403702-0     
💖SUPERMAN 💖™^~   Added by: ಹುಬ್ಬಳ್ಳಿ ೨೦೧೯^  May 10 (20:04)
➡️Why is elevation from the sea level written at the railway station ?
➡️Basically, it is intended for loco drivers, guards and railway engineers as it tells the gradient(slope) between two stations.
It comes to help while laying down the tracks and even if the train is moving from higher level to lower level or vice versa , then loco driver knows how much speed has to be maintained .Another application is that it is also used for telecommunication to know the coverage area of radio station but it does not come into
play nowadays as we have GPS system.

May 10 (16:29)
Blog Post# 3403702-1     
HOG WAM4 WAP1~   Added by: ಹುಬ್ಬಳ್ಳಿ ೨೦೧೯^  May 10 (20:05)
To be precise, the MSL doesn't really indicate the gradient between stations. IR has strict guidelines for gradients in yards, stations and between stations (depending on kind of traffic expected). So, irrespective of the MSL of two successive stations, the track is always laid out in such a way that the gradients are within a limit. So, the MSL markings are practically of no use to the Loco Pilots. The LPs depend on the gradient markings provided all along the route, and their knowledge of the route (through their route learning) and the working timetable provided to them that indicates all the speed limits on the route.
For example, between Karjat and Lonavala, within a span of
27 km, the line ascends almost 500m. IN the VSKP-Kirandul section, between SUP-SMLG, the line ascends almost 1000m over a distance of 60km. However, the ruling gradient is very different between both sections.
The MSL markings are a relic from earlier days when they were the only way to determine the difference in elevation between different places. With the advent of satellite imagery, this has become redundant. But the practice is still continued as during the surveys for constructing new railway lines and stations, the elevations and MSL are also collected as a part of the Civil Engineering surveys.
May 09 (20:54)

Entry# 2067     
16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~
How to order food in train from IRCTC website, app, SMS and helpline number?

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May 09 (20:52)
Blog Post# 3400876-0     
16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~   Added by: 16591🔹Hampi Express🔹16592^~  May 09 (20:54)
To order food online for consumption while travelling, first, the passenger will have to go to ecatering.irctc.co.in and enter the PNR (passenger name record) number. After entering the PNR number, the passenger will have to choose his/her station from the list of railway stations, displayed in drop-down menu. Following this, the vendor menu will open with food prices. Now, the passenger can choose the vendor and the food item. After selecting the food item, the passenger will have to select the mode of payment. After choosing the mode of payment, the order will be confirmed.
Once the transaction is completed, the passenger and the service provider will receive an email and SMS, which will have all the details of the order. Also,
for verification, an OTP will be sent to the passenger, which will be used by the service provider on the mobile application at the time of food delivery. Another email and SMS will be sent, 2 hours before the scheduled delivery time at the station. Additionally, an email will be sent to the customer 24 hours before the scheduled delivery time at the station.
Interestingly, other than online ordering, passengers have two other options to place their order. First is by calling 1323 and the second is by sending an SMS to 139, typing MEAL . Moreover, the cancellation of confirmed order is also there for passengers, but it needs to be done at least 2 hours before the scheduled delivery of the meal. However, the refund will take at least 3 days from the date of order cancellation.
Categories for Indian Railway Stations for 2017-18 to 2022-23

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May 09 (17:33)
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Shubham Yadav^~   Added by: First Jan shatabdi for JAIPUR Soon™^~  May 09 (17:45)
The new categories for Indian Railway Stations based on criteria of earning and outward passenger handled for the period of 2017-18 to 2022-23.
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Apr 30 (22:42)
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Entry# 2063     
Help Centre details regarding Refund Related Queries

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Apr 29 (14:09)
Blog Post# 3359334-0     
Somanko^~   Added by: moderator*^~  Apr 30 (22:42)
Delay in getting Refund from PRS Ticket Cancellation booked through Debit/Credit/Prepaid Card??? Please write a mail to posrefund@irctc.co.in mentioning all the details viz. PNR. No.,Date of Booking and Date of Journey, Counter from where tickets have been booked and Cancelled, Bank name and the Last four Digits of the Card number which was used for booking and RRN. NO. Of the transaction. You will get a reply within 2 days form the Concerned Department. You may also call Customer Service Desk who are entrusted for dealing these cases. The Telephone number is 011-2334-4787. Please keep PNR No. Card No and RRN No. handy while calling CSD. Note please keep a copy of ticket with you before cancelling it so you can have the RRN. NO along with you always as it is not mentioned on the Cancellation Ticket.
Aug 03 2013 (07:15)
Ticket Booking/E-Ticketing

Entry# 1640     
Change of Boarding Point Implemented with effect from w.e.f. 1st oct 2013 01.10.2013 01102013

Mar 10 (17:15)
Blog Post# 3189080-3     
SRG*^~   Added by: Kishor*^~  Mar 11 (14:08)
Do let us know about feedback from official..

Aug 02 2013 (21:28)
Blog Post# 795435-122     
ThE BoSs*^~   Added by: Kishor*^~  Aug 03 2013 (07:15)
Dear Customer,
Kindly note that if a passenger gives the option at the time of booking the ticket itself, for boarding the train from a station other than journey originating station indicated on the ticket, the passenger will be given access to the reservation quota of the journey originating station indicated on the ticket and not of the changed boarding point as per new railway rule. This rule is applicable for the reservation made for 1st Oct ,2013 onwards The same availability status will reflect on website before making payment.
You are booking
the ticket from New Delhi (ndls) to Mumbai Central (BCT) with boarding point Kota Jn. The allotment has been considered as per the availability at New Delhi (ndls) and same has been booked as per the availability of New Delhi (ndls).
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