E-Ticket booking Intercity Express?

#1 Jan 1st, 2007, 18:22
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Hello All (esp Steven),
Have done a quick search of the site and don't think the answer to this is already on here.

Trying to book our train tickets for our February trip.

I want to book e-tickets for 14th February Intercity Express between Jaipur & Sawai Madhopur (train 2466).

I've booked all our other tickets bit irctc's site says this train is outside the permitted advance reservation dates.

Does anyone know how far in advance e-tickets go on sale for this type of train - or should I just keep trying every couple of days?

thanks in advance,

Stella
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You can book 60 days in advance. Try Again.
...and I took the road less travelled.
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30 days for that train.
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BTW, it runs virtually empty between Jaipur and Sawai Madhoppur, this is a really great opportunity to travel in bookable 2nd class (2S), I was booked in Chair Class but spent that part of the journey in 2nd class. (the train is busy on the Japur -Jodhpur section).
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Thanks Steven, will leave booking till mid january.
cheers for the rapid replies,happy new year.
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I'm really serious, book 2S, whats the worst that can happen, you're guaranteed your seats, so the worst that could happen is that the carriage will be crowded, you'll still have your seats, you'll still see India out of the window, and you'll be spared one airline seat type accommodation.

Trust me, book 2S for this sector.
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Okey dokey, sounds perfick.
getting very excited now. Was beaming just queueing for our visa. Mr P (he wouldn't be happy with me calling him that!)is seriously considering sitting in a different part of the plane on the way out! Don't know how I'm going to last another 32days...
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Originally Posted by stellap Was beaming just queueing for our visa.
I'm normally the happiest person in the visa queue, but today will be a different experience, I'm going to get a visa for a friend.

I've finally persuaded him to go to India, he's wanted to go for the last 5 years, he's just so bloody tight with his money.

In the end he surprised me with "Look what I've just booked".....

I nearly fell over when I saw his 3000 2-week package.

When I asked, "why did you pay so much?" he replied, "I don't know anyone who knows anything about booking trains or hotels", I just screamed!!

I done a quick search on the net and I think I could have done the whole package for 2200, that would have included the same flights, hotels, trains and a guide in each city and a few extra bits.

I didn't have the heart to tell him how much I could have booked it all for, though I did tell him at the time that I could have been his personal guide for the price he'd paid, and ironically, the 800 left over would have been perfect for a similar trip for me.

He didn't get my humour when I asked, "is your visa being delivered by helicopter?"

So I'm off to get his visa, it will be kind of sad standing in the queue for someone else, but I get to visit Stanfords bookshop whilst waiting for the visa.
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My first India trip cost £2000 for just ten days and I only went to three or four places! I took out a bank loan to pay for it.

My latest India trip has probably come to nearer £90,000 ---but heck, that includes a house!
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Booked!

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Originally Posted by steven_ber I'm really serious, book 2S, whats the worst that can happen, you're guaranteed your seats, so the worst that could happen is that the carriage will be crowded, you'll still have your seats, you'll still see India out of the window, and you'll be spared one airline seat type accommodation.

Trust me, book 2S for this sector.

Tickets booked - less than 1 each in 2S!
Carriage S1 043 (window seat) and 045. Any reason as to why the numbers aren't consecutive? Is it like airline seat numbering or is there someone sat between us? That could be fun
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My first trip to India is costing me just over £2000 .... but this includes Steam Hauled charter trains on the Darjeeling + Steam on 3-Gauges from Siliguri.

My Air tickets arrived today ... 2 weeks on Saturday and I'll be on my way .... Gulp ....
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Originally Posted by stellap Tickets booked - less than £1 each in 2S!
Carriage S1 043 (window seat) and 045. Any reason as to why the numbers aren't consecutive? Is it like airline seat numbering or is there someone sat between us? That could be fun
Indian Railways have decided to give in to the demands of the Bajrang Dal and stop seating couples next to each other.

But don't worry, 43 and 45 are on the same seat (3 person seat), and unless there is a Bajrang Dal activist on the middle seat, you will have no trouble swapping.

Bajrang Dal targets young couples again

A bit from the above link.

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Activists of the Bajrang Dal have warned young couples here against meeting in public places or be ready to be punished.

Resorting to so-called moral policing, Bajrang Dal members raided Manuabhan Ki Tekri - a picnic spot here - that also has a Jain temple within its premises and made young couples do sit-ups for indulging in actions against the "culture of our country".
By the way, I was only joking about the Bajrang Dal, I have no idea why the allocated seats are seperate, but as I said, thet're on the same seat, and you will have no problem swapping.
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Wink

You did have me going for a moment there!

i suppose it depends on who's between us - if it's a Shah Rukh Khan lookalike I might not want to swap!

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