unreserved bogies in long distance trains.
October 22, 2007 10:50am CST
For the past 15 years i have been observing these unreserved compartments attached to long distance trains is being not utilised properly for the benefits of the people. These bogies are attached to the people who come in the last minute. The passengers buy their tickets standing in the queue and rush to the train to see if they are lucky enough to get seats . Unforunately the old people and children are find it difficult to get seats owing to the rush.Futher more the collies who work at the station put their towels on the seats to make some money. If you bribe them they will allow you to occupy the seats which they reserved with their towels.The poor old and kids will have to stand. At the starting point itself these said bogies are full.So why not first come first saved basis these seats are numbered according to tickets issued at the counter itself.Of course late comers will have to stand...
23 Oct 07
Hmmm corruption is every where. every dept is corrupted is it due to inflation or due to nature of people i have very less experience of travelling through train, but whatever u r saying must be controled as usually on train journey is longer one so must be comfortable. u have vast experience, or its ur observation
25 Oct 07
its sad, what u r saying we are developing so fast but still if we look for basic necessities of life, we are lacking behind. Our people are still striving hard and government is not doing much to provide half decent life style to public but we should not be disappointed and beside gov, if we educate ourselves and have bit dicpline in life, i am sure we can get best out of current resources and have less pain then wee are facing now best of luck
24 Oct 07
Well, thats a real good thought. But dont think can be made practical anytime soon. There are cases also like the porters getting in and reserving a seat for some one who agrees to pay. this case is when the train has not arrived yet. They jump into running train and get a seat. A lot of thought should be put into this. And i think the Janshadabdhi trains implement the number scheme. However they do not allow more passengers to travel than the number of seats. We need a mixture of the two.
24 Oct 07
Hi, From my view or opinion I had seen the Indian economy is just a continuation of slow development of what the Britishers are left out. Even the consitutional rules, the economy, educations, so on. But look the England now and when they ruled India. Those developments are uncomparable with India. I had wished the Britishers would have done better for Indian economy if they had been here for a long time. Corruptions here might have been more controlled if those Britishers ruled here. Further I feel more pity to those great leaders who fought for freedom. I do respect them all who gave their life for Indian freedom but they are needed now more than the past. Their efforts are being wasted. Regarding the rulers I wish the voters give a second though or a better evaluation before they vote for their candidate. If no eligible candidate is available hope not to vote. Another part is that India has those resources for better and effective economy but it is pity that it has been in mojority of hands of those who do not know how to utilise it. I do also respect few leader who had fought single for the upliftment of Indian citizens. Hope more effective leader like past will come forward.
• Delhi, India
24 Oct 07
I completely agree with your concern for the poor passengers. I also wish that there should be some system so that poor passenger do not suffer for grabbing a seat in the unreserved bogies of a train. Actually, there is gap between demand and supply. Trains are less and passengers are more and number of passengers keeps on increasing, however number of trains remain static. Yours is a good suggestion, you should write a letter to Ministry of Railways, Government of India and to the Railway Minister too. Have a nice day!
23 Oct 07
Well, here in China, all of us have to sit based on the ticket number of the seats. Only those who don't have a seat will have to stand all the way to the destination, but sometimes if he is lucky, he can have an empty seat when someone gets off the train. No one would sell his seat to the other on the train to make some money though it is very crowded on the train as always. You can imagine how terrible it is to have to stand on the train all the way for many hours if you have to travel as far as more than ten hours.