Horrible state of AC first class travel

Me and my wife being senior citizens travelled by 11301 Udyan Express leaving in 03.11.2019 PNR 8121170824. We boarded the train st Kalyan Jn. at 9.45 am and were shocked to find the entire corridor of the AC first class coach was occupied by more than 20 people most are ticketless travellers. With great difficulty we pushed our way to our cabin C. It is even surprising that the coach attendants were in good conversation with the unauthorized passengers. The toilets were used by these people and the stink was unbearable. I send messages to three numbers and email to the coachmitra as suggested by the stickers pasted. Nobody turned to clean the toilets till the train reached Solapur in the late evening. The TTE who came to check my tickets could not help much. The unauthorized travellers were shouting and sleeping near the exit doors and refused to move. We could not sleep throughout our journey on account of this. The vendors were fleecing the helpless passengers. Tea was sold at Rs 20 instead of Rs 10 or 7 biscuits were sold for 20 and 25 instead of 13 and 20.

I was told that this is regular affair and nobody bothered to check.

Through this post I appeal to the Railway Minister to order a surprise inspection and ascertain the facts.

Will he do this? more  

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This is nothing new in Indian railways. This has been happening through the ages as far as I can remember even when I was child. People used to even occupy toilets and the access ways to toilets.
The situation in IInd AC, 3rd AC and sleeper class is even worse where these unreserved passengers even share the berths of reserved people and will even not hesitate to threated you with personal harm in case you confront them.
Worse is even railway staff (who are commuting from home to office or vice versa) would travel in reserved compartments and on questioning will coolly say that they are the staff and nobody will take any action against them.

The railways should simply abolish the concept of reserved compartments and make all the compartments as general. That way the passengers would know what they are getting into and railways can increase their revenue as they can load as many passengers into the compartments as can fit. more  
You should have tweeted to the Railway Minister. What you have faced is very common. Although there has been improvement in cleanliness on stations, the mess in the railways, specially reservations and unauthorised travellers persist. more  
The basic issdue is Railway is run for Babus and they have got every right to sell unauthorised tickets/ Railway obliged you by allowing you to travel. Soon they will ask you to vacate reserved seats so that these can be sold tp unauthorised person, Railway is their ancestoral property and ourt Board and Minsiters are fully committed to uphold their rights. more  
The Railway authorities should ensure safety and security and privacy, what has been paid for should be ensured. more  
I traveled from Rajahmundry to Gauhati on 4.11.2019 in SL12. To my dismay nothing called a toilet for travelers with fully loaded with travelers. NO help from TC or security. Why is it so? more  
Because Babus sold these places and they are entitled to do so. more  
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