Man With Confirmed Ticket Forced To Stand For Entire Train Journey
In a post on the social media platform X, Abhas Kumar Shrivastava shared his displeasing encounter.
Recently, there have been numerous grievances regarding overcrowding on trains. One particular complaint highlighted a passenger's ordeal on an Indian Railways journey, where he had to stand throughout the entire trip despite having a confirmed ticket.
In a post on the social media platform X, Abhas Kumar Shrivastava shared his displeasing encounter. He described the initial challenges of navigating through the crowded Rourkela Intercity train to reach his designated seat. Upon reaching his reserved seat, Mr Shrivastava discovered a pregnant woman occupying it.
Rather than requesting her to vacate the seat, he opted to remain standing by the train door throughout the two-hour journey.
In his social media post, the disgruntled passenger ironically expressed gratitude to Indian Railways, IRCTC, and Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw for compelling him to stand despite holding a reserved ticket for the intercity train.
“Reserved a seat 4 days prior and got a confirmed ticket. It was only after somehow entering the train I realised I couldn't even reach my seat number 64,” he wrote. “After an hour when I reached my seat, I found a pregnant lady sitting on it, so just left and stood at the gate for two hours.. Thank you for so memorable a journey and a confirmed ticket to let me stand for the entire trip.”
See the post here:
Reserved a seat 4 days prior and got a confirmed ticket. It was only after somehow entering the train I realised I couldn't even reach my seat number 64.
After an hour when I reached my seat, I found a pregnant lady sitting on it, so just left and stood at the gate for two hours. pic.twitter.com/r8iCbU7rZN — Abhas Kumar Shrivastava (Kane Williamson FC)✨???????? (@abhas_rewcie) December 26, 2023
In addition to his post, he uploaded a photo depicting a train coach packed with passengers. The train's corridor was also congested, leaving little room for movement.
In the comments section, Mr Shrivastava clarified that he had reserved a seat in the second seater or 2S class, a non-AC coach commonly found in daytime Intercity and Janshatabdi trains. Nevertheless, due to the overwhelming presence of ticketless passengers in his coach, he remarked that the experience felt akin to traveling in the General class.
Upon observing comments from multiple individuals in the comments section, suggesting that Mr Shrivastava may have unintentionally entered the wrong coach based on the layout in his picture, he explained:
Apparently people are confusing the coach with the general one.
Intercity trains here in odisha for some reason have these kinds of coach now a days. pic.twitter.com/EeEFl6sIQ8 — Abhas Kumar Shrivastava (Kane Williamson FC)✨???????? (@abhas_rewcie) December 26, 2023
Just a week prior, another passenger traveling with Indian Railways raised concerns about ticketless individuals occupying coaches designated for those with reserved tickets. Swati Raj posted a video from her trip on Mahananda Express, illustrating the corridor of her AC first-tier coach filled with male passengers.