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Blog Posts by Biju K Sekhar
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Jan 12 2011 (12:15)   12618/Mangala Lakshadweep SF Express (PT)

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Entry# 98227            Tags   Past Edits
in tatkal scheme..when the booking starts n when its get filled in this train(12618)

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Jan 14 2011 (01:35)
Biju K Sekhar   2 blog posts
Re# 98227-13            Tags   Past Edits
For tatkal booking you can follow some rules and try tricks.These are from my experience
1.For tatkal booking log in to IRCTC site atleast five minutes before 800 hrs.After giving names of from & to stations and date of journey and keep on refreshing the site by clicking on find the trains by giving general quota option(not by giving tatkal selection).This is just for updating the IRCTC server time on your computer.Once IRCTC server clock just crosses 0800 hrs, immediately change quota selection from general to Tatkal and click find trains.Now........
2.Never use
IE browser for booking tatkal ticket, it has more filters on it, by the time your computer gets connected to IRCTC server(between 0800 to 0810 hrs) only W/L will be left.Even if you login in thru IE browser, the next step if "service not available" message appears ,you will have to relog in, enter all details again.By this time there will be no scope
3.Instead of internet explorer use Opera, firefox or google chrome.I use Opera.
4.If you are booking from home, allow the browser to save your user name and password (later you can delete if you want)for IRCTC site.By this you can speed up the log in time
5.In Opera, firefox and Chrome, during any stage if "service not available" appears, just click go back(reverse) arrow you will get back to last menu with all details filled(this is not there in IE, there journey details need to fill again)from there you can further proceed.This is an added advantage.
6.Now assume you are lucky and proceeded for payment option, in the card verification/authorisation process if browser hangs and not proceeding further, what you have to do is again click reverse arrow(it will be written on site never refresh/finger while verification/authorisation is under progress)now the process will be completed and your ticket will be booked.If you really want tatkal ticket you can take this risk.
These are my experiments with tatkal booking.If curious you can also try.
Jan 30 2010 (23:45)  

Biju K Sekhar   2 blog posts
Entry# 19728            Tags   Past Edits
I request moderators to correct the distance/running speed for konkan route trains for realistic information with the following data
Place distance in KM
Roha 0
Khed 98.28
Chiplun 128.88
Ratnagiri 203.6
Rajapur road 267.34
Kankavali 314.95
Sindhudurg 332.56
Kudal 343.03
Sawantvadi 363.88
Pernem 385.51
Verna 429.8
Madgao 442.46
Canacona 475.24
Karwar 501.02
Ankola 529.00
Kumata 556.03
Honnavar 569.81
Bhatkal 610.74
Kundapur 660
Udupi 691.9
Thokur 738.44
Mangalore jn 754.55

Jan 31 2010 (04:44)
moderator*^~   5396 blog posts   20 correct pred (60% accurate)
Re# 19728-1            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks a lot for providing the true distances. The same will be corrected soon.
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