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Blog Posts by abhishekanand1136
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Departure: Sun Mar 19 2017 @ 22:00
12649/Karnataka Sampark Kranti Express (Via Kacheguda) (PT)
Trip# 105572    Traveller: abhishekanand1136    Linked PNR Entry# 2189921
Class: Sleeper - SL
From: YPR/Yesvantpur Junction
To: NZM/Hazrat Nizamuddin
5 wishes
HJ Keep updating HJ HJ HJ HJ
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Mar 20 2017 (22:11)
March Madness~   623 blog posts   28 correct pred (83% accurate)
Re# 2189921-21            Tags   Past Edits
Overpriced veg meal......u could have complained on Twitter about that....General price is 50

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Mar 21 2017 (03:29)
abhishekanand1136   381 blog posts   436 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2189921-23            Tags   Past Edits
at JHS/Jhansi Junction
Departed from jhansi at 3:29

  
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Mar 21 2017 (09:58)
abhishekanand1136   381 blog posts   436 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2189921-24            Tags   Past Edits
Arrived nzm at 9:40

  
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Mar 21 2017 (11:46)
abhishekanand1136   381 blog posts   436 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2189921-25            Tags   Past Edits
TRIP HAS ENDED.
Train reached nzm at 9:40. Gud run

  
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Mar 21 2017 (11:48)
abhishekanand1136   381 blog posts   436 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2189921-26            Tags   Past Edits
What is the link for complaining? All the trains catered by meals on wheels are very costly.
  
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Mar 06 2017 (12:48)   12367/Vikramshila Express

PLAMAU EX   252 blog posts   88 correct pred (63% accurate)
Entry# 2187726            Tags   Past Edits
3 compliments
👏👏👏👏👏👏 taali bajaao repoter ke liye😂😂😂 Kab se LHB Milega?
NEWS FOR LHB ....

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Mar 08 2017 (12:25)
abhishekanand1136   381 blog posts   436 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2187726-7            Tags   Past Edits
yahi news 2014 ki holi me b chhaapa tha inhone.

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Mar 08 2017 (08:36)   IRCTC’s next-gen system is a nightmare

karbang~   135 news posts
Entry# 2189765   News Entry# 295713         Tags   Past Edits
With much fanfare in 2014, Indian Railways announced that the launch of its Next Generation Reservation System from IRCTC — a massive ₹180 crore rewrite — was going to make passenger travel easier. The new system boasted a host of new easy-to-use features, including showing train availability for multiple dates, across multiple classes, in dedicated tabs.
The relaunch was, after all, badly needed. The old system’s user interface was terrible. Page changeovers were horribly designed. The infrastructure was clearly not sized to handle demand because logins would frequently time out under load. Or connections to the site would drop during booking, leaving passengers frustrated and in limbo.
Today,
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the site is more stable than before but the clunky user interface continues to haunt users. India is supposed to be a superpower maintaining computer systems and sites of companies around the world. But the IRCTC website is a poor demonstration of India’s technological competence and finesse.
Confusion galore
Logging on to the website, travellers are still expected to know the names of destinations that only the Railways uses — not the other way around. Try booking a ticket to Kolhapur. You just can’t because this important town, home to one of the most sacred temples in India, is not listed. You will have to perform a Google search to learn that the official Indian Railways name is C Shahumharaj Train Station. Who in the world would ever know this? Couldn’t the website designers add Kolhapur in the dropdown?
Assuming you get past this hurdle, the first confusion is when the site responds to your request to show availability. The Railways has clung on to ticket codes and abbreviations from the days of the Raj — shorthand which made sense when everything needed to fit into a small paper form. It is bizarre that a computerised system should still be restricted in this manner.
What in the world does GNWL145/WL80 mean? The site helpfully defines WL as “Wait List” and RAC as “Reservation Against Cancellation” but why is GNWL not defined? How can you have two different status priorities such as GNWL15/RAC94 be listed together?
Veteran train enthusiasts may remark in jest that one needs to know this lingo or is otherwise not fit to travel by India’s trains. But the reality is that many travellers, especially senior citizens, find these codes breathtakingly confusing.
Senior woes
On the booking page where you list passenger details, age and gender are important fields. Suppose a person in your travelling party is a woman who is 74 years old. A separate box asks if this person is a Senior Citizen. But, wait. Can’t the site figure this out automatically? If by error you don’t select “Yes” to the Senior Citizen question, the site denies you the discount and doesn’t say so until after the transaction completes.
On inquiry, an IRCTC agent told me later that unless you specifically ask for the Senior Citizen discount, you don’t get it even if the traveller qualifies. Nor can the discount be retroactively granted. Wouldn’t it have been better if the system was designed to get you the lowest fare that you qualify for regardless of whether you ask for discounts?
Now, on to seat selection. The desire of passengers to know and select which seat they will spend their journey in before they commit to the trip — window or aisle, side seats or regular, lower berth or top berth, central part of a car or towards the end — is not only reasonable but is expected in any kind of reservation system. It is also something airlines charge extra for.
The new IRCTC system still not only does not show a seat/berth map to allow you to choose your seat, it seems to complicate everything. Suppose you want a lower berth as a precondition to travel. You can request a lower berth by checking a radio button.
But unless you choose a second button that forbids the system from booking a ticket if at least one lower berth is assigned, your original preference is generally simply ignored.
And the unkindest cut of all: your assigned seat is revealed to you only after the financial transaction is complete.
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Wrong steps
If your preference for lower berth is denied, the system thankfully provides you with a choice to either proceed with the reservation or not, without penalty. But remember that money from your bank has already been debited for what potentially is not yet a completed transaction.
If you choose to abandon the transaction at this stage, the system gravely marks the transaction “failed”. Not “transaction cancelled by user because IRCTC did not grant user’s request”, but “transaction failed”, as though there was some technical/user problem somewhere.
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IRCTC is good at issuing refunds to the original payment mode (bank, credit card) when passengers cancel tickets but it is not clear if failed transactions automatically trigger refunds. There is no acknowledgement by IRCTC about failed transactions — only successful transactions merit an email. To be safe, passengers are forced to log in to their IRCTC accounts under the failed transactions heading and write to IRCTC requesting a refund. And then continue to follow up with the bank to see that the money is back in. Architects of the IRCTC system need only visit the websites of private bus aggregators such as Redbus, bus companies such as VRL, or public bus corporations such as KSRTC to learn a few simple tricks about online ticket management.
These latter organisations do not have ₹180 crore to spend on a system rewrite. But their websites are a lot more user-friendly than the Next Generation Reservation System of one of the largest rail networks in the world.
The writer is the managing director of Rao Advisors LLC, Texas

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Mar 08 2017 (10:12)
abhishekanand1136   381 blog posts   436 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2189765-2            Tags   Past Edits
the system still needs a lot of improvement. i agree with most of the issues pointed out by you except for the seat map. a running train has an entirely different dynamic than a bus or flight. during acceleration and application of brakes there are forces which can derail the train if the mass of the coaches are individually and collectively not effectively balanced. the indian railways reservation system thus starts alloting seats from the middle coach and in the centre of the coach and moves towards both the ends. so it doesn't give us a seat map to choose from and offers only a preferred berth.

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General Travel
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Jan 31 2017 (15:58)  

बरौनी लखनऊ एक्सप्रेस~   8134 blog posts   119 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 2146855            Tags   Past Edits
PQWL 16 in Bihar dampark kranti
PQWL 17 in Vaishali express
From Siwan to new Delhi...
Which has more chances of confirmation ?

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Jan 31 2017 (20:00)
abhishekanand1136   381 blog posts   436 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2146855-2            Tags   Past Edits
Date or class bhi batao

  
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Jan 31 2017 (20:32)
बरौनी लखनऊ एक्सप्रेस~   8134 blog posts   119 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2146855-3            Tags   Past Edits
Sleeper
Date 24 March

  
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Jan 31 2017 (20:33)
बरौनी लखनऊ एक्सप्रेस~   8134 blog posts   119 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2146855-4            Tags   Past Edits
PQWL & RLWL me kaun jyada easily confirmation hota hai ?
  
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Dec 31 2016 (17:12)  

★★★★Niket Karan★★★★^~   5011 blog posts   12 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2111537            Tags   Past Edits
As we come to the end of year 2016 . . . Raifans pl share some of ur memories of this year
1. Your best train journey of the year ?
2. The best train introduced this year ?
3. Favourite train of the year ?
4.
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No. of train journeys you made ?
5. One sad incident . . .

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Dec 31 2016 (18:23)
abhishekanand1136   381 blog posts   436 correct pred (65% accurate)
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1. Your best train journey of the year ?- mao to nzm 12449 goa sampark kranti
2. The best train introduced this year- bnc- kamakhya Humsafar
3. Favourite train of the year ?- goa sampark kranti
4. No. of train journeys you made ? 30+
5.
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One sad incident - thankfully none.

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Dec 15 2016 (12:01)
abhishekanand1136   381 blog posts   436 correct pred (65% accurate)
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at MLZ/Malarna
Crossed at mps

  
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Dec 15 2016 (17:30)
abhishekanand1136   381 blog posts   436 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2090448-22            Tags   Past Edits
at NZM/Hazrat Nizamuddin
Departed

  
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Dec 15 2016 (17:47)
abhishekanand1136   381 blog posts   436 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2090448-23            Tags   Past Edits
at TKJ/Tilak Bridge
Crossed

  
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Dec 15 2016 (17:51)
abhishekanand1136   381 blog posts   436 correct pred (65% accurate)
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at CSB/Shivaji Bridge
Crossed

  
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Dec 15 2016 (19:56)
abhishekanand1136   381 blog posts   436 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2090448-25            Tags   Past Edits
TRIP HAS ENDED.
Reached ndls at 18:00.
  
General Travel
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Dec 14 2016 (19:17)  

Liberty to speak   373 blog posts   917 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 2090974            Tags   Past Edits
What is the total capacity in ton of icf coach?
Is there any limit officially?

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Dec 14 2016 (20:15)
abhishekanand1136   381 blog posts   436 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2090974-4            Tags   Past Edits
I think it will be same as icf High Capacity Parcel Van

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Dec 04 2016 (23:00)   12650/Karnataka Sampark Kranti Express (Via Kacheguda) (PT) | HBJ/Bhopal HabibGanj (5 PFs)

Yash Railographer~   441 blog posts   171 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 2080588            Tags   Past Edits
The train halts at Bhopal Habibganj, not Bhopal Junction. Please rectify this.

  
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Dec 04 2016 (23:17)
abhishekanand1136   381 blog posts   436 correct pred (65% accurate)
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I travelled on 28th November. It halted at both the stations and people boarded from both.

  
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Dec 12 2016 (19:37)
Yash Railographer~   441 blog posts   171 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2080588-2            Tags   Past Edits
Maybe. But NTES shows only HBJ
  
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Dec 09 2016 (15:57)   12596/Anand Vihar Terminal - Gorakhpur Humsafar Express (Via Basti) | NDLS/New Delhi (16 PFs)

My new name Divans Aught Yup^~   32110 blog posts   22996 correct pred (76% accurate)
Entry# 2085478            Tags   Past Edits
Humsafar ke Humsafar drishya
#tb pic
Source-click here

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Dec 09 2016 (17:26)
abhishekanand1136   381 blog posts   436 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2085478-21            Tags   Past Edits
Har bay me dustbin diya h. Ab toh isi me gutkha thooka jayega lagta h. Mahamana jaisi haalat nhi hogi iski kyunki full AC h.

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Dec 09 2016 (17:29)
My new name Divans Aught Yup^~   32110 blog posts   22996 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 2085478-23            Tags   Past Edits
jb gatimaa me kachra ho skta h to isme ku nhi sir??
bs wait kijiye thoda pta lgega :P

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Nov 29 2016 (18:17)
abhishekanand1136   381 blog posts   436 correct pred (65% accurate)
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at RNN/Rajanukunte
Departed at 18:17 crossing with Basava exp

  
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Nov 29 2016 (18:39)
abhishekanand1136   381 blog posts   436 correct pred (65% accurate)
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at KDGH/Kodigehalli
Crossed

  
Nov 29 2016 (18:42)
abhishekanand1136   381 blog posts   436 correct pred (65% accurate)
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at LOGH/Lotte Golla Halli
Crossed

  
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Nov 29 2016 (18:55)
abhishekanand1136   381 blog posts   436 correct pred (65% accurate)
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at YPR/Yesvantpur Junction
Arrived. 40 min early.

  
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Nov 29 2016 (18:56)
abhishekanand1136   381 blog posts   436 correct pred (65% accurate)
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TRIP HAS ENDED.
Ypr pf-4
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