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How to find out the name of a fellow Indian train passenger?

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 ...
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Do empty tatkal quota tickets get allotted to wait-listed passengers?

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 ...
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Is food free in Duronto sleeper?

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, ...
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How can I register for IRCTC internationally (without a +91 mobile number)?

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 ...
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How to find out the name of a fellow Indian train passenger?

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 ...
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What is the procedure to book luggage with Indian Railways?

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....
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How to find out the name of a fellow Indian train passenger?

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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What are different waiting list terms used in IRCTC?

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 ...
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Can I deboard and take rest at intermediate station and continue the journey till destination after 1 or 2 days gap?

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 ...
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How to buy IRCTC tickets outside of India if "International Cards" does not appear in the list?

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 ...
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Forgot to add one year old child's details while booking an Indian Railways ticket

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 ...
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How to find out the name of a fellow Indian train passenger?

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 ...
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What is the fastest and most reliable way to reach Delhi from Sambalpur (in Odisha)?

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 ...
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What are the tricks to get a confirmed Indian Railway travel reservation?

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 ...
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India Tatkal tickets - tricks and tips

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 ...
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How to find out the name of a fellow Indian train passenger?

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 ...
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What is the difference between a tatkal and premium tatkal ticket in Indian Railways?

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 ...
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How to make a baby sleep peacefully during an overnight Indian train journey?

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 ...
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Does the Nizzamuddin Eraklum Express (train 12284) offer free food for sleeper section travellers?

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 ...
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Do empty tatkal quota tickets get allotted to wait-listed passengers?

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 ...
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How do I carry parrots on an Indian Railway train?

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 ...
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Best website for checking PNR status for Indian Railways

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 ...
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What will happen if 2 out of 3 seats are confirmed and 1 seat is in Waitlist which is booked via IRCTC online?

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. ...
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What will happen if 2 out of 3 seats are confirmed and 1 seat is in Waitlist which is booked via IRCTC online?

The answer by blvdeer is partially correct in that it confirms the rule, but does not answer your question. The answer to your question is that if there is even one passenger who has a confirmed ...
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Forgot to add one year old child's details while booking an Indian Railways ticket

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 ...
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What is the formula to calculate fine in Indian Railways

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 ...
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Child's name not reflected on train ticket (Indian Railways)

The ticket will not show details for children under the age of 5. Only children in the age group 5 - 11 will be shown as a child and a berth will be provided to them. No details regarding infants will ...
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Can I carry my queen size bed in train as an extra luggage/parcel?

Based on Indian Railways' luggage web page, it looks like you can indeed bring a bed, but it will go in the brake van as that is the only place that it will fit (maximum 100x60x25 cm to go in the ...
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Will unbooked Premium Tatkal tickets confirm my General Waiting List ticket?

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,...
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How to understand the Indian Railways from abroad?

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 ...
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