Thanks to Indian Railways

Yesterday night when I went to board the Chennai Mail bound for Chennai from Bangalore I had a pleasant shock. Though my booking was for 2nd Sleeper Class as always, my seat was re-allocated to 3rd A/c coach.
Well I got to travel in A/C coach which I normally dont do, but I did not understand why this was done. When enquired with the TTE he said its done normally??
Normally but then why didnt they collect the additional fare from me??
I hope somebody can explain this to me.

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10 thoughts on “Thanks to Indian Railways

  1. sounds crazy never happened2me. confirmed allocated seat re-allocated to 3rd A/C?

    how come. Didnt they explained to you about it.

  2. Dude…you had been upgraded to 3rd AC automatically.

    Auto upgrade is usually done when there are available seats in the next higher class..

    Which means one who has booked a 2nd AC ticket gets upgraded to 1st AC when there is a seat available

    But why you?? Not too sure!!!

  3. @kannan
    probably they had a reason.. but they didnt want to tell me!!

    @arvind
    railways ennaku therinju enda sondamum illai…

    @tara
    auto upgrade is done that way is it.. but what about the fare charges?? they didnt collect any additional fare.. moreover they cant colect additional fare since i did not ask for it..

    of course i wasnt the only one who was shifted there were 5 more!!

  4. the point is not to have any of the bogeys run empty while there are others in the waiting lists of the other classes. So they upgrade you into 3rd AC while another waitlist gets into the normal II class sleeper. And no, there is no extra fare in all this. Go thank Laloo, if at all.

  5. This is one of the reasons for the turnaround of Railways. They upgrade people to accomodate more 2nd class passengers who are on the waitlist. This way they achieve higher capacity utilization. Laloo is against increasing train fares and has asked railway staff to improve capacity utilization.

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