RESERVATION PROBLEMS FACED BY SENIOR CITIZENS

13 years elder.I am 83. Got done heart by pass surgery and holderof a certificte for getting facilities like handicaps.Still earning had and regular payer of income Tax.unlike you I always book always in advance. Births are available but not lower birth. Nobody helps. Only in case before preparation of chart and release of quotas sometimes I made written request to Reservation supervisor with my certificate sometime I get. Complaints/ References had no results.There is no Way out.
J.P.Singhi more  

View all 35 comments Below 35 comments
EQ is no more relevant as many faster mode of travel are available now. EQ may be allotted to sr citizens. more  
I saw many a times that younger people of age below 30 were also allotted Lower Berths - perhaps, they might have booked earlier. And I also say, when these young brats and chicks, never agree to exchange their Lower Berths with the Senior Citizens. Therefore, I say that humanity remained in WhatsApp postings only but it costs NOTHING. The IRCTC will never change their logic of allotment of seats. They have their legacy. Only thing is that we may take a consent of young people of age less than 45 or 50 whether they allow IRCTC to change their Lower Seats at the time of chart preparation. An SMS can go with changed position. Otherwise nothing is going to happen. more  
To my knowledge, in one 3 AC coach there are 16 lower berths. Of this 6 lower berths goes in tatkal quota (tatkal 20 per coach) 3 lower berth quota 2 lower berths in EQ . the remaining is only 5. As per the present system if LB quota is available it is automatically alloted in the system if you are elegible for LB quota. Again LB quota is for male above 60 and female above 45 years. and at counter pregnent women also given LB quota. The LB in general is alloted in reservation sequence. I do not know which train you reserved. If the train has three or more 3AC coaches. the availability of 33 will surely be upper and side upper except stray cases of LB cancellation at the time of your reservaion. It is advisable in such circumstances to go to the reservation counter in person and check a berth of your convenience is available. If not available try another date or train. more  
I am 68 years old.I booked 6 tickets by irctc ON 6TH MARCH 2019 from HOWRAH to N delhi with my 61 years old handicapped wife AND ONE SR CITIZEN WOMEN in RAJDHANI KOLKOTA12301 2AC, vacant seats was 33.I WAS HOPING AT LEAST TWO LOWER SEATS . BUT VERY SAD TO SEE THE FINALE BOOKED SEATS IN IRCTC BOOKING.ALL SEATS BOOKED WERE SIDE UPPER.IMAGING HOW WE OLD PERSONS COULD ABLE TO OCCUPY SIDE UPPER SEATS.RESULT I HAVE TO CANCELLED THE TICKETS TO MAKE PROFIT IRCTC. IS IT NOT MOCKERY FOR THE SR. CITIZENS.CRY IN WILDERNESS.A HANDICAPPED PERSON CAN GET TICKETS SHOWING CERTIFICATES FROM THE COUNTER BUT NOT FROM IRCTC WITHOUT TAKING ID CARD FROM RAILWAY WHERE CORRUPTION IS PREVAILING. BRAJESH KUMAR more  
With more and more Sr citizens opting to travel, it is becoming difficult to get a lower berth. The railways should charge extra for lower berths so that the demand for lower berths will climb down and only those genuinely in need can pay extra and book a lower berth. more  
Post a Comment

Related Posts

    • Have a look railways!!!!

      1. Was checking TODAY the birth availability of 3A in HWH-CSMT DURONTO leaving on 21/10/19 (4days in between).ABOUT 200 BIRTHS ARE AVAILABLE!!!!! With folded hands requesting railways to wake up. T...

      By SATINATH BHATTACHARYYA
      /
    • FIRST PRIVATE TRAIN ROLLS OUT. HOPE THAT WILL BE TO END ALL THE WOES OF THE RAIL PASSENGERS :

      The expectations of Rail passengers are positive and looking forward to all the nuisence that is beeing experienced by them. There is no need again to list the problems that we listed all these yea...

      By Jayakumar Daniel
      /
    • Corruption in Eastern and South-Eastern Rail in allotment of tickets under Tatkaal scheme

      I always try to plan my journey in advance. As such I was not aware of the corrupt practices adopted surreptitiously by the nexus of black marketeers, railway booking officials and the railway auth...

      By Asis Kumar Das
      /
    • MAKE PLATFORMS PASSENGER FRIENDLY !

      It is a common site at most of the railway stations situated in all towns and cities in the country, where the platform is thickly crowded obstructing a safe and convenient way to the real passenge...

      By Srinivasa Rao Samrajyam
      /
    • CUSTOMER UNFRIENDLY, RUDE PRACTICES BY RAILWAYS : NOT FAIR AND JUST .

      NO RAILWAY BERTHS FOR KIDS TRAVELLING ON HALF-TICKETS FROM APRIL 21, 2016 – Doesn’t sound cultured and refined from a Great Organization . “ Railways estimates that ar...

      By Jayakumar Daniel
      /
    • Sitting problem in Sleeper Coaches

      Though the Sleeper coaches are meant for people to seat in their reserved places, are we really getting that comfort? Nowadays Railways have a nasty system of not providing berth /seat t...

      By Shibdas Mallick
      /
    • Privatisation of Railways without consultation

      I am surprised to read that the Railways is mulling a plan to allow private operators to run trains on several important routes like Delhi-Mumbai, Delhi-Lucknow, Delhi-Jammu/Katra, Delhi-Howrah, Se...

      By SN Mittal
      /
    • Making train journey easy for elderly & differently abled people

      As my mother is suffering from acute arthritis she is not able to take a journey by train as the stairs are very high so my suggestion to the railway ministry is that they should make arrangements ...

      By Dipankar Sen
      /
    • Railway Abbreviations to keep handy when traveling

      A AC: Air-conditioned ACC: Air-conditioned coach or class ACCC: Air-conditioned chair car ACP: Alarm chain pulling C CC: Chair car C...

      By Ajay Kumar
      /
    • Why full coach for Pantry Cars.

      Our Pantry cars are known for supplying animal grade food to passengers mostly outsourced so why they require the full coach at all. Is there any scientific calculation to allot full coach to them....

      By SUBHASH PARAKH
      /
    • Restoration of Service Charge for online ticketing

      Railways seems to have decided to restore service charges from September 1 and the IRCTC will now levy a service charge of Rs 15 per ticket for non-AC classes and Rs 30 for AC classes, including fi...

      By Manju Patel
      /
Share To
Enter your email & mobile number and we will send you the instructions

Note - The email can sometime gets delivered to the spam folder, so the instruction will be send to your mobile as well

Please select a Circle that you want people to invite to.
Invite to
(Maximum 500 email ids allowed.)