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Mar 08 2011 (22:39)   12850/Pune - Bilaspur SF Express (PT)
 

MST IndianRailways   1280 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 121429            Tags   Past Edits
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Longest Waiting List:
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Check the attached image. Has anyone seen a longer WL than this? The booking number has already reached WL 1107 and still 2.5 days to go. Looks like all Pune ppl want to go to Nagpur to watch the India-SL match!
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Just imagine the area consumed by just this Waiting List alone on the reservation board at Pune Junction platform 2-3.

54 posts - Mar 2011

2 posts - Fri Aug 19, 2011

  
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Aug 19 2011 (22:03)
Guest: 84a4be61   show all posts
Re# 121429-59            Tags   Past Edits
Ohh Myyyy Godddddddddddd.....................!!!!!!:O:O:O:O:O:O:O:O:O
w/l1295

  
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Aug 19 2011 (22:06)
Guest: 84a4be61   show all posts
Re# 121429-60            Tags   Past Edits
They have only 6 sleeper coaches only, then how come they allow for such a huge w/l???

  
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Aug 19 2011 (22:09)
SMJ   7597 blog posts   109047 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 121429-61            Tags   Past Edits
can't there b any limit to Waiting List.... means this this much WL is allowed...not more than dat....

  
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Aug 19 2011 (22:12)
Guest: 84a4be61   show all posts
Re# 121429-62            Tags   Past Edits
Some trains have...some doesn't :| I dont know what strategy that IR follows in allowing this much W/L.

  
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Aug 23 2011 (19:34)
Manish*^   8594 blog posts   22459 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 121429-63            Tags   Past Edits
OMG!!!
Three times more booking than the actual available capacity!
  
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Feb 22 2011 (07:26)  
 

MST IndianRailways   1280 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 114622            Tags   Past Edits
PUZZLE... PUZZLE... PUZZLE...
Lets exercise our brains for change.
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2 trains, with 16 coaches each, are travelling in opposite direction on a single line and approaching each other. The station where they are supposed to cross each other has a loop line that can accommodate maximum 10 coaches. How will they cross each other?
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suitable assumptions as per the operations of our trains [no assumptions like lift coaches by crane etc]
Hint : This is technically possible.

2 posts - Tue Feb 22, 2011

  
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Feb 22 2011 (09:45)
Guest: 47f63902   show all posts
Re# 114622-3            Tags   Past Edits
Good solution.. Just one small change. Rather than splitting train 10+6, you can split 8+8, because the loop line can accommodate only 10 coaches or 9 coaches + 1 engine. So keep some free space there. Also the load on the B train engine reduces from 26 coaches to 24 coaches.

  
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Feb 22 2011 (10:12)
Guest: 84b44466   show all posts
Re# 114622-4            Tags   Past Edits
please run the trains form the begining with engine in middle throughout the journey.
A=8+E+8, B= 8+E+8.

  
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Feb 22 2011 (10:30)
Pp*^~   4188 blog posts   124 correct pred (79% accurate)
Re# 114622-5            Tags   Past Edits
Puzzle for Puzzling all !!
In reality Railway rules never allows such crossings with passengers .
It is possible for Shunting purposes only(empty coaches/racks).

  
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Feb 22 2011 (12:17)
Guest: 47f63902   show all posts
Re# 114622-6            Tags   Past Edits
Since its not in reality, its a "puzzle", else it would have been "problem" seeking a "solution"

  
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Mar 29 2011 (15:35)
Vinay Kumar   64 blog posts
Re# 114622-7            Tags   Past Edits
Its been solved my Mr. MST only!!
This happens somewhere after Daund & Solapur!!
Kindly search the blogs to get the answer.
  
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Mar 22 2011 (17:29)  
 

atmaling   18 blog posts
Entry# 127961            Tags   Past Edits
Hi All,
I am planning to travel to Tirupati with 13 members of my family. Is it better to book tickets online or at counter so that all members will be in same coach ?
Please guide me.

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Mar 22 2011 (23:51)
MST IndianRailways   1280 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 127961-4            Tags   Past Edits
Berth allocation starts from the middle of the coach, not side.

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Mar 23 2011 (23:41)
MST IndianRailways   1280 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 127961-6            Tags   Past Edits
It all depends on what is available at time of booking. But assuming 100% of the berths are vacant, the allocation starts from centre.
  
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Mar 23 2011 (12:24)  
 

Guest: 1e8b5332   show all posts
Entry# 128294            Tags   Past Edits
Need info for tatkal booking at PRS at Begumpet, Secunderabad Rly Stn. The Tatkal booking is from 8 am - by what time should one be in the queue to ensure that you are the first in the queue? Is there a separate queue for Tatkal?

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Mar 23 2011 (12:38)
MST IndianRailways   1280 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 128294-6            Tags   Past Edits
Sir, the query is very specific to Begumpet PRS, so no point of going all over India.

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Mar 22 2011 (21:55)  
 

Vamsi krishna   1123 blog posts   290 correct pred (60% accurate)
Entry# 128109            Tags   Past Edits
What is the lengthest train indian railways, am asking about more coaches.

  
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Mar 22 2011 (23:45)
MST IndianRailways   1280 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 128109-1            Tags   Past Edits
Many trains have 24 coaches.. like Karnataka Exp, TN exp

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Mar 23 2011 (07:25)
MST IndianRailways   1280 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 128109-7            Tags   Past Edits
The admin notes for PrayagRaj Exp says 24 coaches only.

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Mar 22 2011 (22:36)  
 

Vamsi krishna   1123 blog posts   290 correct pred (60% accurate)
Entry# 128129            Tags   Past Edits
If I file for TDR, How much percentage I will get ? back.

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Mar 22 2011 (23:43)
MST IndianRailways   1280 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 128129-3            Tags   Past Edits
This is called as technically correct answer but of no use.

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Mar 16 2011 (23:17)  
 

MST IndianRailways   1280 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 125330            Tags   Past Edits
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The load on PRS is very high between 8 AM to 9 AM. This is because the general quota opens for trains leaving after 90 days and the Tatkal quota opens for trains leaving after 2 days. This means a huge queue for passengers at reservation counters, and on the internet, passengers for both the requirements login at the same time, from more than one sessions, and keep on giving continuous requests to the server. At the same time, they ask 2 more ppl to try to book tickets, and send someone to the counter. Eventually, they end up increasing the load on server atleast 4-5 times, and sometimes booking 2-3 tickets for the same journey. Then they keep the best
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and cancel the rest. Until all this happens, users get irritated by "Page Not Found", "Service Unavailable", "Failed Transaction" kind of issues as well.
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I have a solution to distribute the load.
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Let the Tatkal quota open at 8 AM 2 days in advance of the train date, but keep the opening time of general quota at 10 AM (only for opening day) 90 days in advance of the train date. In this way, both type of passengers will not hit the PRS at the same time, and internet users can get more availability and reliability of server.
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A more restrictive implementation would be that 8 AM to 9 AM timeslot should be exclusively reserved only for Tatkal ticket bookings in IRCTC. For all other bookings, users should try before 8 AM or after 9 AM. Again this way, the load on server will be distributed. (This also means that general quotas will open only at 9 AM 90 days in advance of the train date).
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Any suggestions or issues foreseen in this implementation?

4 posts - Wed Mar 16, 2011

17 posts - Thu Mar 17, 2011

  
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Mar 17 2011 (09:43)
Guest: 7fc8e250   show all posts
Re# 125330-22            Tags   Past Edits
A very good suggesion

  
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Mar 17 2011 (09:54)
Biplab Nayak*   3260 blog posts   3352 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 125330-23            Tags   Past Edits
U want people carry a chit which has timings for diff zones and trains. Huh... bad idea.

  
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Mar 17 2011 (11:30)
DB*^~   33537 blog posts   224048 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 125330-24            Tags   Past Edits

In Addition, what would happen to the booking of trains at en-route stations? Which server would they fall within?

  
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Mar 17 2011 (11:32)
DB*^~   33537 blog posts   224048 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 125330-25            Tags   Past Edits

Bad? Very Bad Idea!

  
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Mar 20 2011 (22:29)
Anand   325 blog posts   3360 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 125330-26            Tags   Past Edits
yes it is a very bad idea
  
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Mar 20 2011 (11:05)  
 

armaan   676 blog posts   434 correct pred (82% accurate)
Entry# 126846            Tags   Past Edits
We group of 4 people have booked e-ticket in 2AC
What will be charges deducted if we cancel this ticket 24hrs before train departure time?

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Mar 20 2011 (11:17)
MST IndianRailways   1280 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 126846-4            Tags   Past Edits
Note that the Rs 60 or Rs 20 there is per person. So its Rs 240 for confirmed + Rs 80 for WL; add IRCTC and bank charges.

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Mar 20 2011 (11:34)
MST IndianRailways   1280 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 126846-8            Tags   Past Edits
Note that the Rs 60 or Rs 20 there is per person. So its Rs 240 for confirmed or Rs 80 for WL; add IRCTC and bank charges.

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Feb 18 2011 (13:20)   11042/Chennai Central - Mumbai CST Express
 

Guest: 7ff1515f   show all posts
Entry# 112696            Tags   Past Edits
CAn Anybody please help me..
Actually I am trying to book my ticket from "MAS" to "RU" for 18 MArch 2011.
But IRCTC website is showing "NOT AVAIABLE"
Please help me to get the ticket

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Mar 19 2011 (13:42)
MST IndianRailways   1280 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 112696-13            Tags   Past Edits
Nothing like that. I can book from Dadar to CSTM which is just 9 kms.

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Mar 19 2011 (10:24)  
 

gurmeetsinghvirdi*^~   2525 blog posts   50570 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 126500            Tags   Past Edits
which train covers the longest distance in its up & down journey in a day?

  
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Mar 19 2011 (10:30)
MST IndianRailways   1280 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 126500-1            Tags   Past Edits
If your question is up and down "together", then it may be NDLS-Bhopal shatabdi.. covers over 1400 kms in up and down journey in a single day.

  
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Mar 19 2011 (10:31)
MST IndianRailways   1280 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 126500-2            Tags   Past Edits
If you are talking of 1 direction only, then 04012 Nizamuddin Shirdi exp covers 1360 kms in one day between start and end station alone.

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