PLUG THE LOOPHOLE !!!!!
I have been travelling to CHAMPA,CHHATTISGARH once every month for last couple years from MUMBAI/KOLKATA. Utterly surprised to notice that the above feature is encouraging ticket-less travel to the affluent and so called intelligent class. For example it is possible for anyone to know in advance that a specific birth in a train is running vacant from NAGPUR to BILASPUR. The person in question can simply board the train at NAGPUR, occupy the birth and merrily travel to BILASPUR with a platform ticket ONLY. WHO CHECKS? I have seen passengers suddenly appearing and occupying births in 1st. AC coach without being ushered in by the TTE neither there was any check on the way. I am not sure if there was any connivance with the TTE. In some cases I felt there was. It will be much easier in case of the sleeper coaches because of the sheer numbers. Request railways to look at the booking software and find some prevention.Ticket will have to be purchased before boarding the train. TTEs should be provided with handheld terminals to receive the message. Continuous monitoring of all the vacant births in a running train is a near impossible task. more
They board these reserved compartments although it is totally illegal for them to do so. But the TTE who is actually responsible to prevent unauthorized boarding is himself involved in the malpractice.
What is the use of CCTV cameras in the train compartments if they are not being monitored. The TTE's found involved should be immediately terminated from the services rather than suspending or transferring them. more