Confirmed tickets but no seat / berth number?

#1 Jan 10th, 2009, 16:09
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Hi,

I'm going to Northen India in March and have started to book my train tickets. This has been very much trouble free (touch wood)so far but on the New Jalpaiguri -> Kolkata leg I booked the Darjeeling Mail (1A) which shows up as Confirmed but without a seat or berth number allocated, is this a cause for concern or will I have that on the charts at the station?

All the other tickets (just daytime) do have seat/berth allocated.

Final question, the IRCTC website won't let me book the Radhjani express service between Varanasi and NJP, it only seems possible to book the full stretch from Delhi to NJP, anybody know a way around this?

Many thanks for you help!
#2 Jan 10th, 2009, 17:34
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Please browse/search the site: the 1A question is frequently asked. Berths are allocate just before the train leaves, and will be on the chart at the station/carriage. As long as your status is confirmned, you are ok.

Some long-distance trains do not allow booking of seats for shorter parts of the journey. I can't comment on this particular train. I guess the thing is to look for availability of trains between the two stations you want to use, and then choose a train, rather than starting with the train.
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Thanks Nick. I had a quick scan but obviously didn't do it properly.

The Radhjani is the train that would work best time-wise but I'll have a look at other options.

Thanks again for you assistance.
#4 Jan 10th, 2009, 18:58
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But I have a feeling that you can book in a Rajdhani even in between two stations and not just starting and last destination. But Steven_ber would know for sure.
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As far as I know......

the Rajdhani can be booked either from Delhi to NJP or from Varanasi/Mughal Sarai to Guwahati.

If you book in India on the Foreign Tourist Quota, you can book Varanasi/Mughal Sarai to NJP.

EDITED to add.....

I seem to remember a member booking from Allahabad to NJP, but changing the boarding station to Varanasi/Mughal Sarai, so check out this option, there's a thread about it somewhere.
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#6 Jan 11th, 2009, 14:48
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As I had said, Steven would know!
#7 Jan 11th, 2009, 15:40
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To add, kindly check Steven_Ber's article: Indian Railways RAC and Waitlists concepts explained. Scroll down there to the section entitled "My WL/RAC ticket has become CNF (confirmed), how do I find out my carriage/berth?"

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