Highhandedness of unreserved passengers
I wanted to share this incident with the members of this circle and seek your opinion on how to address this issue.
Recently, I traveled from to Mysore for a marriage and on my return, I had reserved tickets for my family of 7 by the Chamrajnagar Tirupati Fast Passenger from Mysore to Bangalore.
The train departs Mysore at 17:00, and stops at almost all major stations. Many unreserved passengers boarded the coaches meant for reserved passengers and demand that they be accommodated in the coaches to sit.
I literally had to fight with a couple of ladies, and unfortunately, I could not tweet the Railway Ministry due to issues in connectivity. When I told the unruly passengers that I will tweet the Railway Ministry, they said what will the railway ministry do, and that they are not afraid of anybody.
One lady in particular just started making way into our area, forcing us to give her space. My family and I had to literally fight with her to safeguard our reservations. To that extent, the lady even asked us proof of having reserved the seats.
One of the problems I observed was that no TTE attended these coaches in the journey between Mysore and Bangalore.
My concern is how to address such issues. What are your suggestions? For all you know, many of these unreserved passengers may also be ticketless travelers, and railways may be losing revenue due to such passengers. more