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Old 31st January 2014, 14:55   #496
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For the past few days, I have been facing a wierd issue with IRCTC website. I keep getting the
"Your session has expired. This error occured because you used the Back/Refresh/Forward buttons or double-clicked on any options or kept the window idle for long".

Ofcourse this happens without my doing any of the above. Infact sometimes it comes just after I entered the login credentials. This keeps coming so frequently that a simple task of cancelling a ticket can take 15-20 tries before it works. It is irritating, and that is being benign. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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For the past few days, I have been facing a wierd issue with IRCTC website. I keep getting the
"Your session has expired. This error occured because you used the Back/Refresh/Forward buttons or double-clicked on any options or kept the window idle for long".

Ofcourse this happens without my doing any of the above. Infact sometimes it comes just after I entered the login credentials. This keeps coming so frequently that a simple task of cancelling a ticket can take 15-20 tries before it works. It is irritating, and that is being benign. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Are you opening irctc from your company? If so, then it is a problem with the network management, where a common public IP is shared among many users to access the servers on the internet.

Basically the server identifies who is trying to connect based on the unique port even if they use the same public ip. But beyond a limit the server logs out user from a particular IP address owing to security concerns.
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^^^ Thanks, Mr_Bean. Indeed this was while trying from office network. Will try from my home and see if the issue is seen.
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Tried IRCTC from home yesterday night and today and did not face the issue even once. So looks like the reason is what Mr_Bean mentioned.
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Tried IRCTC from home yesterday night and today and did not face the issue even once. So looks like the reason is what Mr_Bean mentioned.
supremeBaleno - This is true for even the Passport site. I tried booking an appointment from my office network and kept facing one error or another. In certain instances the site used to time-out and in certain other instances I used to get an error message saying that the appointment is already full and that used to be barely within 2 minutes of logging in. Then I googled about this issue and then realised that it could be better to book from a PC rather than from an office type network. Lo and behold the problem disappeared.
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Seating Layout info in Puri - YPR Garib rath express

Guys,

Need a quick help in the seating layout of Puri - Yeshwantpur garib rath express.

I have booked seats for my father on the said train. Couple of questions exists on the seating layout in Puri - YPR garib rath express.

1. Do we still have "Side" Middle berth on the said train ?

2. My first booking gave me a berth number of 35 as MB [ Middle Berth ], which doesn't fit in the conventional logic of 8 berths per cabin section. Thought I made a mistake or the system made a mistake, booked another ticket, which gave me berth number 38 as MB [ Middle Berth ] , which "might" fit in the new logic of 9 berths per cabin section to get me berth number 38 as middle berth.

Can anyone who recently travelled in the said train please let me know if 35 or 38 are the middle berths.

Googling gave me two options for garib rath seating layout. This creates a lot of confusion in mind. Which layout is the correct one ?

Any help guys on this aspect.

Appreciate your help

Source of information of layout 1

http://www.erail.in/downloads/SeatLayout.htm

Layout 2 information is from indiamike
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Seating Layout info in Puri - YPR Garib rath express

Guys,

Need a quick help in the seating layout of Puri - Yeshwantpur garib rath express.

I have booked seats for my father on the said train. Couple of questions exists on the seating layout in Puri - YPR garib rath express.

1. Do we still have "Side" Middle berth on the said train ?

2. My first booking gave me a berth number of 35 as MB [ Middle Berth ], which doesn't fit in the conventional logic of 8 berths per cabin section. Thought I made a mistake or the system made a mistake, booked another ticket, which gave me berth number 38 as MB [ Middle Berth ] , which "might" fit in the new logic of 9 berths per cabin section to get me berth number 38 as middle berth.

Can anyone who recently travelled in the said train please let me know if 35 or 38 are the middle berths.

Googling gave me two options for garib rath seating layout. This creates a lot of confusion in mind. Which layout is the correct one ?

Any help guys on this aspect.

Appreciate your help

Source of information of layout 1

http://www.erail.in/downloads/SeatLayout.htm

Layout 2 information is from indiamike
Yes, all Garib Raths still have the side middles. This is why the fares are considerably cheaper compared to the normal 3 tier AC class ticket.

The layout is like this:

Side berths |4 5 6|

UB |3 7|
MB |2 8|
LB |1 9| .... and so on.

If you calculate using the above, you'll find that seat numbers 35 and 38 are indeed middle berths.

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Guys, one query. Wanted to book a ticket for 20th April for which, the slot opened today. But I am unable to book a ticket! It returns this error:

Indian Railways website (www.irctc.co.in) EDIT: Tatkal prices hiked - Page 52-1.png

ARP implies Advanced Reservation Period, Google says. So, if the slot has opened, why does it return this error? I suppose I may be able to book a ticket tomorrow then?

Can someone confirm at what time, the online bookings open? Is it 8:00 AM?

Many thanks in advance!

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Yes, all Garib Raths still have the side middles. This is why the fares are considerably cheaper compared to the normal 3 tier AC class ticket.
Besides, we have to pay for the blankets/bed-rolls additionally, apart from the train fare.
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Guys, one query. Wanted to book a ticket for 20th April for which, the slot opened today...

ARP implies Advanced Reservation Period
The IR website says thus:
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Advance reservations are made generally up to 60 days in advance for all classes and all trains. The period of advance reservation (ARP) is exclusive of the day of departure of the train.
To travel on 20th April, the ARP begins on 25th April.

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Can someone confirm at what time, the online bookings open? Is it 8:00 AM?
First day booking always begins at 08:00hrs IST - for online as well as over the counter bookings.
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Besides, we have to pay for the blankets/bed-rolls additionally, apart from the train fare.
IRCTC now has an option where one can pay additional 25Rs for bed-rolls when you book the tickets.

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Guys, one query. Wanted to book a ticket for 20th April for which, the slot opened today. But I am unable to book a ticket! It returns this error:

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ARP implies Advanced Reservation Period, Google says. So, if the slot has opened, why does it return this error? I suppose I may be able to book a ticket tomorrow then?

Can someone confirm at what time, the online bookings open? Is it 8:00 AM?

Many thanks in advance!
Yes, it will open at 8:00 AM tomorrow morning.
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To travel on 20th April, the ARP begins on 25th April.
To travel on 20th April, the ARP begins on 19th Feb, as 19th will be exactly 60 days away from April 20th. Pasted the wrong content in my post earlier. Sorry for posting the wrong content in a haste.
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The layout is like this:

Side berths |4 5 6|

UB |3 7|
MB |2 8|
LB |1 9| .... and so on.

If you calculate using the above, you'll find that seat numbers 35 and 38 are indeed middle berths.
Oxy, Thanks a ton buddy for your clarification.

I was under the impression that the numbering will be same as the regular numbering , meaning berths 4, 5 and 6 will be in the main cubicle and the other numbers 7, 8, 9 will be the side ones. Scared the hell out of me.

Appreciate your help
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To travel on 20th April, the ARP begins on 19th Feb, as 19th will be exactly 60 days away from April 20th. Pasted the wrong content in my post earlier. Sorry for posting the wrong content in a haste.
The bookings for 19th April are already underway today morning onwards. So for 20th April, bookings have to open tomorrow morning (i.e. 18th Feb).
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IRCTC now has an option where one can pay additional 25Rs for bed-rolls when you book the tickets.
Thanks for this info. Its a good option.
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