Rajdhanis
wild_jon
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#1
| Member

Rajdhanis

Do the Rajdhani Expresses also have 4 berth Coupes' in the 1A class? I'm specifically looking to travel in the Trivandrum - Delhi Rajdhani and was wondering if they had 4 berth coupes' as I would really like to get one with only 2 berths, for the privacy!:D :D

I'm starting from Shoranur and heading upto Madgoan.

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#2
| Abra-ca-Dabra

Originally posted by: wild_jon View Post

Do the Rajdhani Expresses also have 4 berth Coupes' in the 1A class? I'm specifically looking to travel in the Trivandrum - Delhi Rajdhani and was wondering if they had 4 berth coupes' as I would really like to get one with only 2 berths, for the privacy!:D :D

I'm starting from Shoranur and heading upto Madgoan.

In that case, there would be 2 other passengers to disturb your privacy!

PS:- Every 1AC has either 2 berth coupe or 4 berth cabin. Coupe/Cabin allocation is done during charting and is highly subjected to VIP movement and berth allocation is again subjected to the same along with age preference.
#3
| Omnipresent
Also in addition to the above, I think, preference may be given to passengers travelling from start point to end point.
#4
| Abra-ca-Dabra

Originally posted by: aarosh View Post

Also in addition to the above, I think, preference may be given to passengers travelling from start point to end point.

Kind of. However this journey leg of SRR-NZM wud be in GNWL and can be given equal preferencr to TVC-NZM.(Diff of fare for 1AC is also very less; around 320-330 Rs.)
#5
| Omnipresent
#6
| Abra-ca-Dabra

Originally posted by: aarosh View Post

The OP is travelling from SRR to MAO.

O yes, am sorry! Even then the fare diff wudn be much.
#7
| Omnipresent
No worries dipyamanbasu. This mistake normally happens. I myself have done it a couple of times.
#8
| Senior Member
If you are the early bird to book then i suppose you my get your desired coupe. Depending upon the availability.
I dont know that 2 berth coupe is reserved, not available for the general booking.
I have traveled in the 2 berth coupe but not in the Rajdhani's one. I got it booked and was given confirmed reservation of the same, that is 2 berth coupe without any problem. The boogie had only one 2 berth coupe and the rest were 4 berth coupe.
#9
| Maha Guru Member
If I recall correctly, for travel on Rajdhani, you have to either board at the originating station or depart at the destination station. Let us take the example of Delhi-Trivandrum Rajdhani:

Originating station: Hazrat Nizamuddin
Destination station: Trivandrum.

Let us take Madgaon on the way where there is a stop.

You can travel Hazrat Nizamuddin to Madgaon or Madgaon to Trivandrum.

Let us take another intermediate station - Vadodara (Baroda).

On the Delhi-Trivandrum Rajdhani you cannot travel from Vadodara to Madgaon.

Steven-ber, VSP and others that are more knowledgeable than me can correct me.

Cheers

Nattusbs
#10
| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: wild_jon View Post

I would really like to get one with only 2 berths, for the privacy!:D :D

I'm starting from Shoranur and heading upto Madgoan.


Highly unlikely that you will get the 2 berth coupe. One neither are boarding at the Origin nor travelling till the end neither a major part of the trains journey. This train will almost certainly have MP's + spouse from Kerala travelling and getting the coupe will indeed be a coup if you do manage it.

Best to try in other non rajdhani trains.
#11
| Abra-ca-Dabra

Originally posted by: Nattusbs View Post

If I recall correctly, for travel on Rajdhani, you have to either board at the originating station or depart at the destination station. Let us take the example of Delhi-Trivandrum Rajdhani:

Originating station: Hazrat Nizamuddin
Destination station: Trivandrum.

Let us take Madgaon on the way where there is a stop.

You can travel Hazrat Nizamuddin to Madgaon or Madgaon to Trivandrum.

Let us take another intermediate station - Vadodara (Baroda).

On the Delhi-Trivandrum Rajdhani you cannot travel from Vadodara to Madgaon.

Steven-ber, VSP and others that are more knowledgeable than me can correct me.

Cheers

Nattusbs

This is not 100% correct. The general trend of Rajdhani is where one of the stations has to be either originating or terminating station of the train. But there are always exception in IR.
http://indiarailinfo.com/pnr/post/13...nr/post/109818
#12
| V.SRINIVASA PRASAD

Originally posted by: Nattusbs View Post

On the Delhi-Trivandrum Rajdhani you cannot travel from Vadodara to Madgaon.
Steven-ber, VSP and others that are more knowledgeable than me can correct me.


##You are right. Please look at this:
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12432 TRIVNDRM RJDHNI 26-6-2011 VADODARA JN MADGAON GENERAL
S.No. Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Class - 2A Class -3A
1 26- 6-2011 NOT AVAILABLE NOT AVAILABLE
2 28- 6-2011 NOT AVAILABLE NOT AVAILABLE
3 29- 6-2011 NOT AVAILABLE NOT AVAILABLE
4 3- 7-2011 NOT AVAILABLE NOT AVAILABLE
5 5- 7-2011 NOT AVAILABLE NOT AVAILABLE
6 6- 7-2011 NOT AVAILABLE NOT AVAILABLE
.............................................

##But booking for journey between Two Intermediate Stations is permitted by 12431. Please take a look at this:
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12431 RAJDHANI EXP 25-6-2011 SHORANUR JN MADGAON GENERAL
S.No. Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Class - 1A Class -2A
1 25- 6-2011 AVAILABLE 4 AVAILABLE 17
2 29- 6-2011 AVAILABLE 4 AVAILABLE 26
3 1- 7-2011 AVAILABLE 14 AVAILABLE 34
4 2- 7-2011 AVAILABLE 14 AVAILABLE 50
5 6- 7-2011 AVAILABLE 14 AVAILABLE 94
==============================

##One more Rajdhani, where you will find bookings between Two Intermediate Stations is 12424. Please look at this:
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12424 DBRT RAJDHANI 25-6-2011 MUGHAL SARAI JN NEW JALPAIGURI GENERAL
S.No. Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Class - 2A Class -3A
1 25- 6-2011 WL 2/WL 2 WL 5/WL 5
2 27- 6-2011 AVAILABLE 2 WL 3/WL 3
3 28- 6-2011 AVAILABLE 1 WL 4/WL 1
4 29- 6-2011 AVAILABLE 2 WL 4/WL 2
5 1- 7-2011 AVAILABLE 2 WL 2/WL 2
6 2- 7-2011 AVAILABLE 2 AVAILABLE 2
=====================

##SC-BPL Booking is allowed by 12429, whereas it is NOT allowed by 12430.
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12429 RAJDHANI EXP 27-6-2011 SECUNDERABAD JN BHOPAL JN GENERAL
S.No. Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Class - 2A Class -3A
1 27- 6-2011 AVAILABLE 3 AVAILABLE 11
2 28- 6-2011 AVAILABLE 6 AVAILABLE 33
3 30- 6-2011 AVAILABLE 14 AVAILABLE 53
4 1- 7-2011 WL 6/WL 6 AVAILABLE 30
5 4- 7-2011 AVAILABLE 20 AVAILABLE 55
6 5- 7-2011 AVAILABLE 24 AVAILABLE 75
...............
12430 BANGLORE RJDHNI 26-6-2011 BHOPAL JN SECUNDERABAD JN GENERAL
S.No. Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Class - 2A Class -3A
1 26- 6-2011 NOT AVAILABLE NOT AVAILABLE
2 28- 6-2011 NOT AVAILABLE NOT AVAILABLE
3 29- 6-2011 NOT AVAILABLE NOT AVAILABLE
4 2- 7-2011 NOT AVAILABLE NOT AVAILABLE
5 3- 7-2011 NOT AVAILABLE NOT AVAILABLE
6 5- 7-2011 NOT AVAILABLE NOT AVAILABLE
======================

##However, journey between Originating Station-Intermediate Station AND Intermediate Station-Terminating Station are allowed by Rajdhanis.
#13
| Maha Guru Member
Dipyamanbasu & VSP

Thanks for correcting me. I learnt something new today :)

Cheers

Nattusbs
#14
| Senior Member
Hey Nattusbs,
vsp27759 is correct, i have traveled and boarded at intermediate stations in Rajdhani.
As far as i know Indian politicians dont prefer to travel by trains, whether it is Shatabdi or Rajdhani. If they at all then it is once in a blue moon, a rare phenomena. They have business class and government of India pays for their fare.
If one books early they every chances of getting 2 berth coupe.
#15
| Member

Wanna book ticket from Vadodara to Madgaon

Hi All,

I tried to book online ticket from Vadodara to Madgaon in Trivendrum Rajdhani but it only shows "Not Available" for all the future dates. I have read the above posts and got to know that one cannot book intermediate station tickets in Trivendrum Rajdhani. So what to do?

Whether only way possible is to book ticket from originating station (Nizamuddin Delhi) to Madgaon and pay around Rs.900 extra per head for 3AC?

Pl advise