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May 21 (21:13)
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Entry# 2384     
Why Train Coaches have coloured stripes on them?

May 21 (19:39)
Blog Post# 6072008-1     
Harsha_12627^~   Added by: Brandon12663^~  May 21 (21:13)
Indian Railways is the second-largest rail network in Asia and the fourth-largest across the globe. Lakhs of passengers use Indian Railways to travel every day. In all probability, you may have also used the services of Indian Railways and travelled on a train multiple times. But it is interesting to note that a lot of people do not know some intricate details painted on the train coaches. One example is coloured stripes on the coaches of trains. Most of us have either seen them or not bothered to know about what they stand for while others may have not noticed the details. However, let us tell you that the colours have certain indications and have not just been casually painted on the coaches.
may have noticed that white or yellow stripes are painted above the last window of the blue ICF coach to indicate the type of coach. White stripes signify a General Coach, while yellow stripes are used on coaches designated for disabled and sick passengers. Indian Railways also reserves specific coaches for women, marked with grey stripes on a grey background. Additionally, first-class coaches are marked with red stripes on a grey background.

You may have noticed that most trains have blue coaches. These coaches mean that they are ICF coaches. That is, their speeds range from 70 to 140 kilometres per hour. Such coaches are fitted in Mail Express or Superfast trains. ICF air-conditioned (AC) trains use red-coloured coaches, such as Rajdhani Express. Green coaches are used in the poor chariot trains. At the same time, brown coaches are used in meter gauge trains. In the Mumbai local train network, red coloured lines are made over the grey colour to show the first-class coach.

There was a time when a significant portion of India’s population was illiterate. To address this, the Railways used symbols to convey important information about the train coaches to the passengers.
Mar 28 2013 (10:51)

Entry# 1523     
Anil Kumar Garg

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May 18 (11:38)
Blog Post# 6068209-0     
Zoopindia   Added by: Chintu_5^~  May 18 (22:16)
Every train ticket in India comes with a unique 10-digit PNR number. This number helps passengers check the status of their ticket reservations. Often, when you book a train ticket, you might get a waiting list number instead of a confirmed ticket. You can check your PNR status here to see if your ticket has been confirmed. Our goal is to make this process simple and easy for our customers. Just enter your 10-digit PNR number in the box above to get the latest status.

What is PNR?
stands for 'Passenger Name Record'. It is a unique ten-digit number that allows passengers to find out the status of their railway tickets. It also helps railway officials prepare reservation charts and identify passengers. This information is managed by the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) and includes live train PNR status and berth availability across all classes for the next 60 days. Every passenger who books a railway ticket, whether online or offline at reservation counters, receives a PNR number. This number contains essential journey details and passenger information, such as name, age, and gender.

How to Check PNR Status Online
To check the reservation status of your waitlisted or RAC train ticket PNR, follow these simple steps:

Note or copy your ten-digit PNR number, usually found on the top left side of your ticket.
Visit the PNR check page on the Zoop website.
Type or paste your PNR number in the search box and click the submit button.
View the current reservation status of your train journey.
Types of IRCTC PNR Status
Indian Railways, one of the largest railway networks in the world, serves millions of passengers daily. Understanding the various short codes or abbreviations used on a train ticket is crucial. Here are some common PNR status codes and their meanings:

WL – Waitlist: If a passenger’s ticket is not confirmed, they are assigned a waitlist number. For example, if your PNR number is WL 4, it means you are the fourth passenger on the waiting list.

RAC – Reservation Against Cancellation: If a ticket is not confirmed but a seat is allotted on a sharing basis under the RAC quota, the PNR status shows RAC followed by a number. For example, if your PNR number is RAC 5, it means you are the fifth passenger with an RAC ticket and will be allotted a shared seat on or before chart preparation.

CNF – Confirmed: If a passenger’s reservation status is confirmed, the PNR will show CNF. Confirmed tickets have a seat and coach number assigned. For example, if your PNR status shows CNF B4 31, it means your ticket is confirmed, and you’ve been allotted seat number 31 in coach B4.

CK – Tatkal Quota: Tatkal Quota is for passengers who need confirmed tickets on short notice. Tickets booked under the tatkal reservation facility show CK mentioned on them.

Understanding your PNR status is essential for a smooth train travel experience. By using Zoop, you can easily check the status of your train ticket online, saving you time and effort. Whether you need to know if your ticket is confirmed, waitlisted, or under RAC, Zoop provides a quick and reliable way to get the information you need. Keep your PNR number handy, and check your status regularly to stay updated on your travel plans.

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Mar 28 2013 (10:44)
Blog Post# 706835-0     
Anil Kumar Garg   Added by: Anil Kumar Garg  Mar 28 2013 (10:51)
Railway passengers often confuse with different symbols shown as part of their pnr status.Here is the description for various symbols:
Symbol------ Description
CAN / MOD--- Cancelled or Modified Passenger
/ Confirmed--- Confirmed (Coach/Berth number will be available after chart preparation)
CK--- Tatkal Quota
CKWL--- Tatkal Waiting List
The difference between normal waiting list and CKWL is that when the normal waiting list moves up it goes to RAC category whereas CKWL means when the waiting list moves up you can expect confirmed berth.
RAC--- Reservation Against Cancellation
WL #--- Waiting List Number
RLWL--- Remote Location Wait List
GNWL--- General Wait List
PQWL--- Pooled Quota Wait List
REGRET/WL--- No More Booking Permitted
RELEASED--- Ticket Not Cancelled but Alternative Accommodation Provided
R# #--- RAC Coach Number Berth Number
Mar 21 (09:56)

Entry# 2382     
Basic unit of EMU Coach

Mar 21 (09:56)
Blog Post# 6004511-6     
Guest: 391da4e3   Added by: Padmakant  Mar 21 (09:56)
Q. What is the basic unit of EMU coach?
Answer. One basic unit of 3-car unit, is the building block for EMU rake formation. Each basic unit consists of one Motor Coach (MC) in the middle and two Trailer coaches (TC) at the ends. When the basic unit is connected at the end of the formation rake, one Trailer coach is replaced with Driving Trailer Coach (DTC).
Feb 21 (20:46)

Entry# 2381     
Whats special in Special Fare Trains

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Feb 21 (20:45)
Blog Post# 5975856-0     
Guest: 5ec31b7b   Added by: Padmakant  Feb 21 (20:46)
Q. What So Special in Special Fare Trains?
A. Special Fare Special trains are operated to serve passengers on holidays, festival time so that they can get confirmed seat by paying extra amount.

Special fare is equals to normal train's tatkal fare. But now railway is misusing this concept. Every special train introduced falling under “Trains on Demand" category which seek special
fare, even for shorter route which is demotivating short journey passengers.

Also Railway is not regularising few special trains which are running from past many years because after regularising they'll not get the “special fare"
Feb 20 (14:40)

Entry# 2380     
What is the category of Given Railway Station?

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Dec 03 2022 (18:36)
Blog Post# 5562044-0     
SUPERMAN^~   Added by: Mridul^~  Feb 20 (14:40)
IR all station and theirs Category
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