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Forum: Indian Railways Jan 31st, 2014, 03:57
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Posted By indiagenie
Train Number : 12301/KOLKATA RAJDHNI Date of...

Train Number : 12301/KOLKATA RAJDHNI
Date of Travel : 08/02/2014
Class of Travel : 3 AC
Departure Station : ALD
Destination Station : NDLS
WL Status at booking : RLWL 2
WL Status Current :...
Forum: Indian Railways Jan 31st, 2014, 03:39
Replies: 14,198
Views: 2,916,441
Posted By indiagenie
Train Number : 12418/Prayagaj Exp Date of...

Train Number : 12418/Prayagaj Exp
Date of Travel : 04/02/2014
Class of Travel : 3 AC
Departure Station : NDLS (Source stn)
Destination Station : ALD (Final stn)
WL Status at booking : W/L 52
WL...
Forum: Indian Railways Jul 22nd, 2013, 07:36
Replies: 14,198
Views: 2,916,441
Posted By indiagenie
This is not making sense. See below - Train...

This is not making sense. See below -

Train Number Train Name Date
(DD-MM-YYYY) Source Station Destination Station Quota Code
17003 HYB KOP EXPRESS 26-7-2013 HYDERABAD DECAN HOSPET JN GENERAL
...
Forum: Indian Railways Jul 22nd, 2013, 07:24
Replies: 14,198
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Posted By indiagenie
Its the magical Head Office quota that gets used...

Its the magical Head Office quota that gets used for a variety of reasons. Its not about 'times of urgency', railway staff can request this quota and it will get applied against their booking. BTW,...
Forum: Indian Railways Jul 22nd, 2013, 07:11
Replies: 14,198
Views: 2,916,441
Posted By indiagenie
This train is known to have been delayed...

This train is known to have been delayed extraordinarily or get cancelled altogether from its origin (Allahabad City) because of late arrival of the train from Howrah.

Keeping a backup booking is...
Forum: Indian Railways Jul 8th, 2013, 17:55
Replies: 2
Views: 1,257
Posted By indiagenie
In case your train number is 16529, then please...

In case your train number is 16529, then please note that it has been renumbered as 11301 from 1-Jul-2013. In which case, you have nothing to be worried, just double-check the arrival/departure...
Forum: Indian Railways Jun 17th, 2013, 22:55
Replies: 42
Views: 23,022
Posted By indiagenie
While this question has been answered above, this...

While this question has been answered above, this is an interesting point in itself. Maybe IR should consider renaming this to 'Senior Passenger' discount instead to remove the confusion on...
Forum: Indian Railways Jun 17th, 2013, 22:43
Replies: 9
Views: 33,347
Posted By indiagenie
Based on this link you have both waiting rooms...

Based on this link you have both waiting rooms and retiring rooms at Mangalore Junction. You can even consider taking up at a retiring room for a more comfortable sleeping experience.
Even if you...
Forum: Indian Railways Jun 17th, 2013, 22:31
Replies: 20
Views: 8,601
Posted By indiagenie
Agreed and makes total logical sense too....

Agreed and makes total logical sense too. Otherwise this would be an advantage to the PRS counters and we all know how much the touts would love such a situation!

Having said that, this is...
Forum: Indian Railways Jun 17th, 2013, 22:17
Replies: 14,198
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Posted By indiagenie
Veer28k: I agree with Narendra, its dicey. Unless...

Veer28k: I agree with Narendra, its dicey. Unless you have some sort of time dependency, you can do a backup booking in 12040 ANVT KGM SHT Express for 2-July early morning which has seats available...
Forum: Indian Railways Jun 15th, 2013, 01:37
Replies: 11
Views: 2,738
Posted By indiagenie
In Delhi, it will almost certainly be late....

In Delhi, it will almost certainly be late. People queue up from 6 AM or earlier. You might want to try the PRS counters in Noida/Gurgaon rather than the New Delhi station. Or any other obscure...
Forum: Indian Railways May 31st, 2013, 01:54
Replies: 5
Views: 21,539
Posted By indiagenie
For whatever its worth, I've used the Citibank...

For whatever its worth, I've used the Citibank operated gateway for all my credit cards (from multiple banks) and have never faced any issues at the payment gateway level.

When trying to book...
Forum: Buses, Automobiles, Motorcycles, and Bicycles May 31st, 2013, 01:47
Replies: 11
Views: 2,025
Posted By indiagenie
Yes, that was 23 years ago! Things have changed....

Yes, that was 23 years ago! Things have changed. The original road itself is now part of the golden quadrilateral and is pretty good all the way. In addition, you have the oft-lauded expressway which...
Forum: Indian Railways May 31st, 2013, 01:38
Replies: 14
Views: 12,379
Posted By indiagenie
Agreed. However this is violated routinely at PRS...

Agreed. However this is violated routinely at PRS counters. I have personally seen many instances of this in multiple tier-2 cities. Maybe the staff in metros are stricter about not divulging this...
Forum: Indian Railways May 31st, 2013, 01:34
Replies: 14
Views: 12,379
Posted By indiagenie
Narendra, my knowledge goes back only till 1988...

Narendra, my knowledge goes back only till 1988 when a handwritten reservation slip did have names scribbled on it. That there was no chance you could decipher anything from the bad handwriting was...
Forum: Indian Railways May 31st, 2013, 01:26
Replies: 3,171
Views: 517,753
Posted By indiagenie
A 10 minute window for change over, unheard of on...

A 10 minute window for change over, unheard of on Indian Railways, to me at least!! Hope you have backup plans if you miss your connection.
Forum: Indian Railways May 30th, 2013, 03:44
Replies: 14,198
Views: 2,916,441
Posted By indiagenie
Thanks Narendra, really appreciate your detailed...

Thanks Narendra, really appreciate your detailed response and it does align with my general understanding.
Forum: Indian Railways May 29th, 2013, 17:08
Replies: 14,198
Views: 2,916,441
Posted By indiagenie
Sorry to keep bugging you like this, but since I...

Sorry to keep bugging you like this, but since I think this question is in the larger interest, let me repeat what I mentioned that this train has NO quota for Parliament, Tatkal, Ladies,...
Forum: Indian Railways May 28th, 2013, 22:32
Replies: 14,198
Views: 2,916,441
Posted By indiagenie
I get that concept. However as I mentioned...

I get that concept. However as I mentioned earlier, there were only 6 seats in the HO quota available and no other quotas seem to be available on this train. In fact, upon reviewing the chart for the...
Forum: Indian Railways May 28th, 2013, 07:43
Replies: 14,198
Views: 2,916,441
Posted By indiagenie
Thanks Narendra, it did confirm. I am sure there...

Thanks Narendra, it did confirm. I am sure there wouldn't have been that many cancellations between 8 pm and midnight so one wonders how this happened!
Forum: Indian Railways May 27th, 2013, 21:02
Replies: 14,198
Views: 2,916,441
Posted By indiagenie
This is now down to WL/8 at 8 PM tonight. ...

This is now down to WL/8 at 8 PM tonight.

Since the charting will happen before counters open tomorrow morning at 8 AM, can anybody suggest any chances of confirmation? I checked and noted that 6...
Forum: Indian Railways May 27th, 2013, 20:01
Replies: 14,198
Views: 2,916,441
Posted By indiagenie
Train number: 14210 Date of travel: 28.05.2013 ...

Train number: 14210
Date of travel: 28.05.2013
Class: CC
From: LKO
To: ALD
Booking status: W/L 30,W/L 16 (ticket bought on 26.05.2013)
Current status: W/L 10
PNR: 2447757221

Please advise...
Forum: Indian Railways May 17th, 2013, 02:54
Replies: 3,171
Views: 517,753
Posted By indiagenie
See attached image, you might be in luck at Delhi...

See attached image, you might be in luck at Delhi at least (assuming you are going to New Delhi Station NDLS and not Hazrat Nizamuddin or Old Delhi DLI.

In case the attachment causes you problems,...
Forum: Indian Railways May 16th, 2013, 15:03
Replies: 3,171
Views: 517,753
Posted By indiagenie
You have been misinformed, there is no such...

You have been misinformed, there is no such entitlement. Having said that, the retiring rooms come pretty cheap (compared to hotel accomodation in the same location). The big issue is of...
Forum: Indian Railways Nov 27th, 2012, 12:30
Replies: 6
Views: 1,789
Posted By indiagenie
DEL to ALD

With no offence intended, what about your booking request was 'complicated'?

Duronto and Prayagraj are the best trains to go to Allahabad from Delhi. Both also terminate in Allahabad, which...
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