moment of pride – ticket booking throught IRCTC

Case: Ticket Booking for diwali, Need train ticket for 3rd november, 2010 and ticket are available from today aka 5th August, 2010.

Train: Aravali Express 9707


  • At 0800 Hrs – Booking is not allowed IRCTC says you can book ticket after 8 AM, may be my watch is fast. Hold On you Breath…
  • At 0805 Hrs – Oh!! its showing the seats available total seats avail is around 400.I am ready with Quick Book Facility. Fast.Fast..Fast…
  • At 0807 Hrs – Clicked on quick book and payment is done. Good.Good..Good…
  • At 0808 Hrs – Payment is success fully done, and WTF it shows the error page from IRCTC. Prayed to GOD. 😦 Shit.Shit..Shit…
  • At 0809 Hrs – OMG!! Tickets are booked, thanks to Lord. Got only UB and SU. OMG.OMG..OMG…
  • At 0810 Hrs – WTF! Just checking the further status. The ticket status is now WL 156. Oh!Oh!!Oh!!!
  • At 0815 Hrs – Service Unavailable. 😦 😦 😦

Tickets are booked. Its like moment of pride. 😛

Happy Journey.



  1. Posted August 5, 2010 at 10:40 am | Permalink | Reply

    So whats the end result ? booked or not booked ?

    • Posted August 5, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Booked. I got the tickets. I got 2 UB and 2 SU seats. 😛

  2. Posted August 6, 2010 at 3:40 am | Permalink | Reply

    Its quite a challenge isn’t it ! Yet they were saying that the throughput on Aug 3rd was 27,782 e-tickets in a single hour between 12 pm and 1 pm. (Deccan Herald 5th Aug). Not bad I suppose. And their beta website, with accordion sections isn’t too bad either. But they still make it really difficult to find the trains in the first place ! Try finding the connecting trains between Indore and Rajkot for example. Its a real challenge ! In general finding trains, especially if connections are needed, between 2nd tier cities is really difficult.

    It upset me enough to build my own website – at you just enter the cities you are travelling between, state the date and time range and it gives you the best trains, allows ample time for connections and finds routes between nearby stations not just the one you explicitly specify. Armed with these train numbers and times, you can go to IRCTC and make the booking.

    Ideally, IRCTC would do all this itself. I’m sure in due course they will. Until then, we have to improvise and I built my own techniques at – its totally free to all comers and totally ad-free.

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