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Your ONLY path here is to ask the company you travelled with. They'll be the only one with his details, IF you booked under your names for the trip. Even then, they likely won't give you his name for privacy reasons. However, if you impress upon them the gravity of the situation, they might be prepared to contact him on your behalf and see if he's ...


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It did get confirmed indeed. That happened only at the time of chart preparation, not one minute before that. I also asked the TTE about this and he confirmed that empty tatkal seats, if any, get allotted to RAC and wait listed passengers.


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No, you can't. Simply because the train is from Mumbai and you're boarding at Pune doesn't mean your seat will be empty on the Mumbai to Pune leg. Changes of boarding station are only allowed if the station you want to get on at falls later than the one mentioned on your ticket. CHANGE OF BOARDING POINT If a passenger desires to occupy reserved ...


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Contact the coach company: the man you lent the book to might have handed it in as lost property at the end of his journey. It's unlikely that they'll be willing to give you his details because that would be a violation of his privacy. Would they even know who he was? Do they have your details, for example? Would you have any way of telling them which of the ...


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If you have access to a mobile Register an account with any mobile number, and then attempt to login. The login process provides mobile verification, which accepts international country codes. These are the steps to take: Complete the registration form using any phone number that meets the form's criteria (10 digits) Receive the registration confirmation ...


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Go to the same coach, on the same day of the week, at the same time. There's a very good chance he uses it to commute. You'll probably see him again.


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Yes. Food is served for free inside all coaches of Duronto Express. The food charges are already included in your ticket expense. With what I remember from my last booking in a Sleeper Duronto Coach, I was asked the choice of Vegetarian or Non Vegetarian at the time of booking. In case you missed it, you could just let your coach attendant know about your ...


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There are two ways you can do this : Parcel booking and Luggage booking Parcel booking : I am not sure how they (Indian railways) came up with those terms but those are the two ways you can do this. Parcel booking can be done by going to your nearest station and filling a parcel form and you leave your goods there and you can expect it to reach your ...


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OK, great, now I can answer the question. General quota and general compartment are two completely different things. Quotas can be general, foreign, women etc. and that only refers to how many seats are reserved in certain quota. This is a useful in case you can't get a confirmed ticket in general quota because then you can try foreign quota or any other ...


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There's no guarantee that all passengers on your ticket will be confirmed. The tickets can get confirmed any time, depending on cancellations, if any, by other passengers, who're traveling in the same class, as you have booked the tickets for. If you ticket gets confirmed, you will not know of the Coach and Seat number, till the Reservation Chart is ...


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The answer is no. A reserved train ticket in India is usually issued for a specific train for a specific day/time, and therefore on any later train / day it won't be valid and you won't have a reservation. You might have been able to use the "break journey" rules defined by Indian Rail if you were travelling on a longer train journey - just not in the this ...


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Traveling with less than 5 years child with out mentioning their details in the ticket in Indian Railways is not a problem. In your case for a one year child, the Train Ticket Examiner (TTE) won't ask any details. In my experience, you can tell the truth to TTE they won't make any issue. The ticket fare applicable for more than 5 years old children only.


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In India Government store the name and other detail only if coach is reserved and not for general people. If you paid for a reserve seat a call to Rail department will certainly help you. If it was general coach then you need to take help of Newspaper by publish the ads.


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18 hrs is doable. Go to Bhubaneswar to catch a flight to New Delhi. From Sambalpur there is train at 0635 hours to Bhubaneswar, takes around 4 hours and 30 minutes. Below is a list of them. It is a busy route, but you will be able to get a reservation easily. Go to IRCTC and check the schedules or reserve a ticket. There are regular flights from Bhubaneswar ...


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Well this question can never be answered in its entirety because that is the very nature of tricks, you keep discovering them and using them till the time they exist, many tricks that existed in the past have all been either plugged or has been made illegal, however some of the tricks still live on and new ones are being discovered all the time. For the sake ...


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The different types of waiting lists are: GNWL: General Waiting List RLWL: Remote Location Waiting List PQWL: A Pooled Quota Waiting List RLGN: Remote Location General Waiting List RSWL: Roadside Station Waiting List RQWL: Request Waiting List CKWL or Tatkal waiting list An article in trainman.in website explains about these waiting lists as follows : ...


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Try putting a personal ad in local newspapers that are sold in the towns of origin and destination for your journey. Maybe you could include TinyURL links (or equivalent) to your Facebook and LinkedIn pages. It's a long shot, but it may be worth trying if the paper is important enough.


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Are there any tricks to get one quickly? There used to be many tricks available online but I think it's not worth looking at them now because lately I have had very good experiences while booking Tatkal tickets at IRCTC. I have heard the same from many of my friends. I mean the site has improved a lot so I don't think you will need any complicated tricks. ...


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Ok, the comments have given a suggestion about booking another berth, which is impractical if you are concerned that the baby may actually roll over. Some practical tips to consider You can either book a first class or a 2-tier AC berth (if you are travelling 3 tier AC already and are considering a second ticket for the kid, it may work out cheaper to do ...


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The information you have provided is both valid and correct, but just to add an insider perspective so to say (though technically I am no longer employed in the Indian Railways). I will also try and add a scenario where your thought process can backfire for others. Indian Railway has a (in)famous quota system which is complicated but in all fairness works ...


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The main difference between Tatkal and Premium Tatkal is that Premium Tatkal is an Online Only service. According to Times of India Passengers can book premium Tatkal tickets online only on the pattern of airline fares - more the demand, higher the fare. According to a Railway Board official, premium Tatkal tickets are dynamically priced like air ...


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Indian Rail website .If you have booked online through IRCTC website, you can check it through there itself. A point to remember, if the Indian railways network is down, it doesn't help if you use their site or some other site, as all data update comes from the Indian railways network. Any reason not using the railway's website ?


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Yes, you will be offered food for free in the Nizzamuddin Eruklam Express (12284) as you are already charged in ticket. For evidence see the screenshot below which I took in the IRCTC website while booking ticket for the same train. To answer your second question the train usually reaches Manglore on time.


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This must be a glitch. Wait for sometime and try again. The ATOM option is available to me. If this option is not available to you for a long time. Try the following workaround. Transfer the cash required from your credit card to a wallet service like Paytm, Mobikwik, etc... While paying in IRCTC select the option Cash card/Wallets. Choose the Paytm/...


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The other answer is perfectly correct, travelling with one or even more children of age 5 and below is not a problem, the reason I am adding another answer is just so that everyone visiting in future understand the full implications. The details of Children travelling together with adults is taken for use in emergency alone. In case if there is an ...


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Indian Railways specifies the minim amount passengers will be fined for travelling without a ticket. To date (April 2017) that an excess fee (i.e. a fine) starting at 250Rs, to be added to the full ticket amount from departure (or equivalent location) to destination. Since I am having trouble loading the official Indian Railway websites, I will quote from an ...


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I actually almost answered this question in your other question :). Simply put, Indian railways has a very very powerful backend development team (their reservations were running fine with a cross country network when internet was still unheard of), however their front-end team is amateur at best. IRCTC which is a reasonably good portal is not owned and ...


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I found the document below issued by the Ministry of Railways while searching your query and it looks like an official government document to me, but I'm not sure about it's authenticity. Nevertheless, it clearly mentions (See point no.(iii)) that the unused premium tatkal ticket will first be utilized to fill the normal tatkal W/L as you suspected. The ...


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Travelling with Pets on Indian Railway The Indian Rails Rules for Luggage regulate the carriage of birds, without mentioning parrots explicitly. The sender (i.e. the OP in our case) must fill in a Forwarding Note, as specified in Section 64 of the Railway Act, providing details on the animals. These include declaring the value of the animals in order to ...


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This irctc page mentions: Name of the passengers whose names are partly confirmed/partly waitlist or partly RAC/partly waitlist, their names shall appear in charts including the waitlist passengers. Names of the Passengers who are left out fully(all the passengers in the transaction) on waiting list after chart preparation,their names will be dropped and ...


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