Reservation System

At present for the rail reservation there are two type of quota for seats for general category. One is Main Quota (Source Station Quota) and Remote Location Quota. Overall size of the Main Quota is much more than the remote location quota. Remote Location Quota incorporated in the system when the reservation tickets issued manually because at that time it was not possible to know overall booking status and therefore for smooth functioning of reservation system it was necessary to fix the quota for the station where train stop. I could not understand as to why such system is still continued in the online reservation system.

As I understand, because of this system railway got lesser passenger and at the same time passenger want to travel could not got confirmed ticket.

If a person want to get reservation from the station for which Remote Location Quota fixed, he got ticket only from the Remote Location Quota and if Remote Location Quota got allotted he got wail list status. This will happen even if Main Quota not got allocated fully.

On various occasion I got confirmed ticket when I booked ticket from source station (boarding from remote station) despite there are waiting status from the remote station. For this I have to paid fare from the source station but got confirmed ticket.

There are possibility to remove the conflict:

1. Remove the system of allocation of quota for source station and remote station. (It may pertinent to mention that in the long route trains, lessor no of passengers traveled from the source station to end station, therefore, no logic to allocate high quota to source station.)

2. Passengers who want to travel from remote station got option to chose the quota from which he/she want to book ticket.

3. If any ticket booked from the source quota for the station prior to end station, availability of ticket from the station up to which reservation made should be transferred to remote quota of the station up to which reservation made.

As I understand resolving the quota system for general category, passenger got confirmed ticket and railway got more passenger.

Hope that the suggestion will be incorporated in the system.

CA Goutam Baid, Jodhpur more  

Mr.Steven Ber has nicely explained. Must remember people from F or G also need to travel more  
Railway budget 2016 Should be focused on non corruptive transactions in all means from sale of tickets to implementation of projects There should be free parking lots for reserved tickets so that parking fee corruption is eliminated There should be free platform entrance for accompanies for reserved tickets. For the above two the tickets may collected a time of reservation. Ensure the seat or berth for the reserved, that general or ticket less passenger should not occupy or encroach the wagon Regularize the Porter wages and parcel packing wages Allot only 10% of total seats for tatkal don't use tatkal for fund raising purpose because low and middle class people are using train. The motto should be nil corruption maximum passenger friendly. more  
I disagree. The complications of the quota system are only matched by the complications of the Indian Railway network. There are probably many examples where what you suggest could work, but there's perhaps 20 times as many examples of where it wouldn't work. A trains travels from A to Z, if a passenger books F to G then that's 1 less passenger can book A to Z, and there will be less chance to sell A to F and G to Z sectors. Please give a real example, then we can discuss it in more detail. more  
suggestions by Goutam Baid need to be followed. System of remote location /pooled quota should be abolished. more  
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