On-line booking ooty-mettupalaiyam train?

#1 Jan 24th, 2006, 10:59
Join Date:
Dec 2005
Location:
San Francisco, CA
Posts:
23
  • Melanie is offline
#1
I've tried ... and tried ... and tried ...
\
I cannot seem to book tickets for good ole' #661 (Ooty-Mettupalaiyam) 15 March on line. Despite messages to the contrary on this site, this does not seem to be an "enabled" on-line booking train.

Any hints?
#2 Jan 24th, 2006, 11:21
Join Date:
Sep 2001
Location:
Missing, see bottom of post
Posts:
15,541
  • steven_ber is offline
#2
I've just got all the way to 'payment options' using the same details.

First Class(FC) = AVAILABLE- 0012

Train No - 661,
Train Name UAM (Ooty) - MTP (mettupaliyam) Passenger
From - UAM To MTP (station codes)
Date - 15-Mar-2006
Class - First Class(FC)
Boarding Point UAM (Ooty)
Reservation Upto MTP (mettupaliyam)
Quota = General


At one point I got the following message........

Quote:
Train Route

The "From" Station you have selected does not exist on the route of the Train or this station has been deleted. Kindly select your "From" station from the Train Route shown below
So I ticked the box next to UDAGAMANDALAM (New name for Ooty)

All worked fine after that.


Try again, good luck.
.
SOS: Missing Person...

Please look at this thread, even if you are not in India.: Have you seen Jonathan Spollen?

He could be anywhere now: You might have met him, be able to help, or give information.
#3 Jan 24th, 2006, 21:05
Join Date:
Dec 2005
Location:
San Francisco, CA
Posts:
23
  • Melanie is offline
#3
Steven,

I'm obviously doing something very wrong. I sign in at https://www.irctc.co.in/, get to the " Plan My Travel and Book Ticket" page, enter Stations UAM and MTP, tick the e-ticket option and enter FC for class. No. 661 come up, but the "select" box is always greyed out (I've tried other dates, same thing). It will not let me proceed until I select a train, and there is none I can check (I've tried!).

You must be getting at this from a different route...

Here's what the screen looks like - notice the greyed "select" button:
Name:  screen capture008.jpg
Views: 17947
Size:  54.6 KB
Last edited by Melanie; Jan 25th, 2006 at 06:53.. Reason: Add image
#4 Jan 25th, 2006, 07:07
Join Date:
Dec 2005
Location:
San Francisco, CA
Posts:
23
  • Melanie is offline
#4
Never mind.... Sorry. Just figured out I've been booking an e-ticket, which apparently cannot be done for 661. I will be booking an i-ticket instead. Sorry to be so dense.
#5 Jan 25th, 2006, 15:02
Join Date:
Sep 2001
Location:
Missing, see bottom of post
Posts:
15,541
  • steven_ber is offline
#5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Melanie Never mind.... Sorry. Just figured out I've been booking an e-ticket, which apparently cannot be done for 661. I will be booking an i-ticket instead. Sorry to be so dense.
Not dense at all, it's a very confusing system.

Only trains with 4 numbers, the first being a 2 can use the e-ticket system.

Glad you got the ticket in the end, it's a stunning journey.
#6 Jun 16th, 2009, 17:31
Join Date:
Mar 2009
Location:
England
Posts:
3
  • violetlight is offline
#6

No longer true

I just booked e-tickets for the toy train from MTP (Mettupalayam) to UAM (Ooty) no problem. Looks like e-tickets have been enhanced...

Simon

Similar Threads

Title, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views Forum
Jet Airways on line booking and e-ticket Nov 1st, 2004 11:25 5 4240 Domestic India Flights
jet airways on-line booking Jun 11th, 2004 21:01 13 2259 Domestic India Flights
Online booking Jan 12th, 2004 14:33 5 1749 Indian Railways
Booking a train ticket on-line Jul 24th, 2003 23:24 14 4519 Indian Railways
booking on-line a guesthouse in Dharamsala/McLeod Ganj May 26th, 2003 22:27 4 5823 Lodging and Hotels in India


Posting Rules

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Forum Rules»
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2
© IndiaMike.com 2014
Page Load Success