IRCTC - Allocation of seats to Senior Citizens and Parents carrying Infants
I feel Govt wants to push people back to the old school of standing in line in the reservation counter. There is a good probability that one can get a desired berth allocated at the reservation counter than through IRCTC.
Is it so difficult for someone to write the software code, to consider the details of the passengers in allocating the berths?
Today, I have booked tickets to my senior citizen parents for 3 different trains. In all the 3 trains even when the available tickets are above 100, yet IRCTC has allocated only MB and UBs.
If I buy the tickets through Tatkal, certainly the LB are available. Most often people in 20s or 30s are allocated the LBs.
Shouldn't there be a rational in allocating the berths based on the special needs of certain categories of people - senior citizens, people with infants etc?
If Govt wants to make more money by selling the LB at a premium, why IRCTC doesnot communicate in a transparent way? If a passenger is willing to pay the premium for the LB, let him pay.
Else, Govt should allocate seats with consideration for age of the travellers, if they carry infants or some one with special needs etc. more
The main problem here I feel is quota seats and tatkal seats prior allotment. IRCTC should only block no of seats for quota/tatkal and not Lower berths more