gradually introduce shuttle services between junctions, so that short distance travellers' requirements are met.
With internet facilities available, the vacant seat allotments can be made online with minimum arbitrary allotments by TTEs.
There is an EXCELLENT practice by the Karnataka Road Transport Corporation. Before the bus starts, if there are any missing passengers then they are contacted over phone and informed. In railways it may be possible to contact wait listed & RAC passengers before births are alloted to somebody else. The TTE will have to submit the call records after each trip, along with such out of the way allotments. more