UN-MANNED Coach and the TTE should be fined heavily and making sure that stringent action should be taken against him for allowing the passengers inside the coach where he is supposed to check the tickets. more
We have to do a lot of out of box thinking. Firstly, we should make railway station secure from all sides and make checking of tickets at the entrance and exit a must for every passenger. Secondly, we should do away with waiting system in trains, if you have a seat, get in otherwise don't get in. If you cannot travel against a reserved seat, you loose all your money.
With these two things, we can do away with major problems. There will be no need for TTE's and provide one attendant in each compartment or a set of two compartments instead for keeping hygiene and opening and closing of doors at the stations.. But this will crop another problem for non-reserved category. My suggestion to this problem is that rather than attaching un-reserved compartments to each train, trains should either be reserved or nor reserved at all. And prices should match the demand, speed and category of the reserved class.
Now, food. My question is, why is it a responsibility of railway to provide cheap food. Let the caterer decide the prices and demand and supply will stabilize the prices or supply food on air plane style of trolleys with displayed price list. Better still we can have a small pantry car every 4 compartments to sell various products. more
1. In tatkal quota there is no refund for confirmed tickets against cancellation. So people do not care for cancellation. If there is some refund people will go for it and some waiting listed people may got birth. Otherwise railway has to refund total amount of waiting listed ticket.
2.An extra two tier coach for top 100 waiting listed passengers may be run by railway to provide atleast sitting confirmed accomodation. And then the entry of waiting listed passengers shall be restricted. TTE will informe them where they are sitted. more