Indian Rail / Unauthorised bribing by TTE
I was to travel by 2101 Jnaneswari Sup Dlx from Rourkela to howrah on 03.11.2007 (General counter tkt no. X-25975325). There was heavy rush. When TTE persons were approached in the last room of the building at Rourkela stn on platform 1, blankly a huge amount was being told and only then berth would be given. Before the train has entered Rourkela, the junior TTE at rourkela station was fixing up customers for 3AC and 2AC at Rs.800 to Rs. 1000 per berth after talking to the TTE. Is this a sincere approach towards indian railways that the employees are showing. No receipt was also given. No TTE disturbed me for the entire journey. It was 100% clear that 3-4 TTEs has divided the money amongst themselves. Demanding a receipt would have costed still more. Passengers with general tkts approaching the TTE after arrival of train were not entertained since clients already were being fixed beforehand. IT IS CLEAR THAT HAVING A W/L OR LAST MOMENT TICKET IS A CURSE FOR PASSENGERS BOARDING AT REMOTE LOCATIONS.