Railways taking advantage of passengers by creating uncertainty
Here is the set up. People because of wait listing end up booking tickets in 2--3 trains. They go to the station, get confirmed and because of uncertaintly dont cancel tickets in the other booked trains which may get confirmed. Those seats become available, railways never comes to know of it that the passenger hasnt boarded and then the tte sells to unreserved passengers and makes money.
perhaps this circle should come up with a solution where this certainty and penalty is minimised. Railways will ever do it because they will loose revenue like the 120 day in advance booking. but people should demand. more
See the govt is not asking you to book waitlisted tickets but there is cost involved when you book a ticket (Confirm, RAC or W/L) be it manpower and stationery or maintaining the server. So do not expect that you should get full refund on waitlisted tickets.
Non-cancellation is mostly for window tickets where the person doesn't go to station for cancelling the tickets then why would the Railways bother? For online booking the refund is automated and hence boarding of waitlisted passenger is barred for those passengers. And boarding for waitlisted tickets is barred for AC coaches as there were complaints from the passenger circle of nuisance from waitlisted ticket holders to them.
Be practical and book ticket where you get confirmed seats.
I don't understand why income of railways is a problem for anyone? No one questions when the airlines ask them for double the fare and charge min 1000 per person for cancellation. more
I've always been against the charge on waitlisted tickets. Why do we pay if we got nothing-no seat, not even the right to board the train. Then what did we pay for? more