We commute by 1st class in train number 132 bharuch parcel passenger, but many commuters who do not have 1st class ticket or pass commute through 1st class and create a nuisance. The ticket checker never comes to check ticket and the chair car coach is also changed to a 3rd class sleeper coach. This is pathetic.
I booked a I-ticket on 30th January, 2008 for my office staff S. Naskar, on 3008 U A Toofan Exp. for 12th February, 2008 from Mathura to Sealdah, vide PNR No. [protected] and transaction ID. [protected]. The train was subsequently canceled by the Railways, and the passenger had to make alternative arrangement to return to Kolkata facing a lot of hardships with no co-operation from Railways. Till date I have not received my refund.
I sent the 1st e-mail to [protected]@irctc.co.in, [protected]@irctc.co.in, [protected]@irctc.co.in on 12th February 2008 at 11.45 am before the scheduled departure of the train and when it was announced canceled. At first you acknowledged receipt of my e-mails.
Till date I have been writing nearly every day, but IRCTC seems to have blocked my mail address and do not even acknowledge receipt of my mail now.
I had bitter experience of traveling in Sealdah Rajdhani Leaving New Delhi on 14th Jun 2008. No glasses were provided with the water bottle. At dinner no veg dish was served. No salad was served. Chicken curry & dal were horrible.only two 1 1/2inch pieces of chicken were in the dish. No fruit was served in the breakfast.No tetra packed juice, instead loose pepsi in glasses was served. Why cant the private caterer display what is to be served to the passengers, as is being done by irctc.
Who is supposed to monitor that passengers get what they are paying for? It is no charity. It is all because it is a private caterer and all are gtg their share in looting the passengers. I had lodged a complaint with the Pantry I doubt if it will have any effect.
I have booked a ticket thru IRCTC in AC chair car from Delhi to Suratgarh for 03-12-2007. The train "ABAD ASSAM was late for 15 hrs, hence I canceled my E-ticket (PNR No. [protected]). I have submitted application for refund. After numerous reminders I have failed to get my money back. I received a letter(No.2003/IRTC/ERTD/REFUNDS/E-ticket dt. 18.12.2007 signed by Mr. V.P. Indoria that money will be refunded in 90 days time. More than 6 months have passed and REFUND is still awaited.
Indian Railway department is showing all its negligence to wards Karnataka people. This is visible in all the actions and execution of Bangalore Mangalore train service.
1. The project of meter gauge to broad gauge took almost more than 14 years, where the initial meter gauge project itself completed in 15 years with construction 56 tunnel in the difficult western ghats of India. This shows that Central railway department is deliberate in delaying the project to facilitate the private bus owners to rule the route.
2. Finally the Mangalore Bangalore train service has been chugged off on 8th December 2007. But this was just an eye wash from the railway department. They are forced to start the train service which was inevitable because of too much thrust by locals from Mangalore and many social activists. So the only way that Indian railway officials can serve the private bus owners bribe is just to make a longer route so that travel by train will take longer than the bus journey. So they made a route via Mangalore-Hasan-Mysore-Bangalore which is more than 500Kms. Where actually the bus route is 360Kms only. Bus journey takes about 8 hours from Mangalore to Bangalore but train journey takes more than 12 hours and still not on schedule, may get delayed due to railway station masters their own reason. The promise of starting a train via Arasikere or Shravanabelagola is still under planning but just in word as it was before.
Today this was clearly visible in their view, i was traveling from Mangalore to Bangalore with my family. Train started at 7:45PM from Mangalore, reached Hasan at 3:00 AM. The reason was that in ghat section there was speed restriction due to rain. We reached Mysore at 6:30AM, but we reached Bangalore at 11:00AM, can you believe it? the reason was that since the train was delayed and out of schedule station master cant change the slot for other train and the train which is late has to wait until the track gets free.
In Ramanagar it was above people's patience and all started shouting at the station master. Train was stopped for about 1 hour saying the track is not free for the next one hour. But finally when people started shouting and came with complaint letter addressing higher authority station master made few arrangements to depart in 10 mins. I had a complete glance how the bribe money from bus owners works with Indian railway officials.
Being a common citizen could do nothing but please some representative take some action to improve the Mangalore Bangalore connectivity train service.
I will like to draw attention towards bad behaviour of ticket checking staff of IR as stated below. Today on [protected] i was to helping my sister in law to board in train no 9005 -saurashtra mail at Jamnagar station and took her to coach no S-5, with open ticket fro Jamnagar to Okha. There were plenty of vacant seats in this coach and with open ticket there was only additional fare of reservation charge was required to be paid, which my sister in law was going to pay when ticket checker asks her to do so.
However as soon as we entered the coach no S-5, railway ticket checker (with heavy body) yelled from out side the window that we can not board in this coach without reservation. We explained him that passenger will pay additional reservation charges and there are ample of empty seats in coach S-5.But ticket checker said no and forced us in another coach and misbehaved by talking in very rough manner and caused us lots of mental disturbance as there was not much time for train to depart as well as due to his bad behavior with us.
In above circumstances my sister in law boarded in another coach and she was totally disturbed due to bad behavior of ticket checker as well as she could have missed the train in view of above stated circumstances. I will like Indian railways to go through in this matter, by finding out who was that ticket checker in coach no S-5 and take necessary actions against him in view of above stated case.
I made private inquiry at Jamnagar railway station and have found out the name (i am not sure but probably) of ticket checker as Mr. V. Parmar, and was shocked to know that Mr Parmar is very famous for his bad behavior every now and then with railway passengers
I will like Indian Ralways to first to find out/confirm name of ticket checker in coach S-5 of train no 9005 at Jamnagar railway station (From mumbai to okha--train name--Saurashtra Mail) and carry out secret inquiry against this ticket checker for his famous misbehavior with passengers and take proper actions against him as soon as possible, if found guilty.
I am a regular traveler from Yeshwanthpur(Bangalore) to Mangalore. As per the train schedule the train should arrive Mangalore at 8.15AM.
I have heard from lot of my friends that train is not at all reliable regarding arrival timings and for the past month I have been a witness to it.
Last month boarded the train at 8:35PM & I reached Mangalore at 11:00AM.
On 4th May, train departure was half an hour late from Yeshwanthpur and arrival to Mangalore was 9:45AM.
Thanks & Regards,
I had taken Railway Reservation Ticket on 5/4/08 with PNR No.[protected] in which i got waitlst no./57 for the train 8237 from Gondia to Bhopal, this ticket remain in wait list till the journey date i.e 29/04/08.
I had taken another Railway Ticket for the same train on 9/04/2008 for my Mrs Smt.Sushma Maru, PNR No.[protected] this Ticket I got Confirm with in S3 LB-1.
How is it possible that the ticket i had purchased early remain in waitlist but the second ticket i got confirmed.
THEFT OF LUGGAGE
I have travelled on Indian Railwas by Awantika Express on 21/4/08 on PNR Number8120109253.in Coach No S5/0001 in Three Tyre Cleeper.
My chain was stolen in Mumbai to Virar Area.FIR was inadequately taken by some head constable Babulal Singh .The report of FIR does not appear to be appropriat.The police was constantly asking to get down at Surat where as they are suppose to register the complaint.Ticket Checker on duty was also not very cooperative.
I have lost Rs20, 000.Moreover Railway TC and Railway Police refused to take FRI.
I request authorities to look in to matter. I quote the Railway Rules as under:
A Prescribed FIR Form is available in the Timetable or with TTEs/Guards or GRP escort. After filling it up, the Form may be handed over to one of the officials viz., TTE, Guard or GRP escort for registration of the report at the next Police Station.
This rule was explained to Railway Ticket Checker as well as Railway Police but they did not understand this.
Can some one help me in this regard.
I stay at bokaro steel city, jharkhand. and i have noticed aproblm at our railway station that even when me or any person takes his own vehicle to drop or pick up person at the railway station and even i we do not park our vehicles a the railway premises than also some persons there charge us the oarking fees and when we resent than they point towads the entrance approach of the premises of station and tell that even if any vehicle will approach towards the station and will not stopn than also hey have to pay parking fees.
i wish to know that even the approach is not free at the station and without paring our vehicles we have to pay.
this matter need to be looked as i saw this act as that of hooligans and nothing else.
Either NO trains or NO stops!!!.
This is the real situation/issue of all the passengers who wants to travel from Kerala to Bangalore or vice versa especially on all Fridays and Sundays.
Let’s take a Friday as an example, train number 6315 Kochuveli Express will start from Bangalore City at 17:15 Hrs. Unfortunately now (Previously Yes) this train is not having any stops before Salem. No stops at Bangalore Cantonment, Bangalore East, Krishnarajapuram. (KR Puram)…
However, the train which runs on previous day (Thu) 2684 Bangalore – Ernakulam SF Express, in the same route, at same schedule is having stops at Cantonment and KR Puram.. Why…? Who will get benefited…Don’t ask such foolish questions…All the malayalees other than bus owners!
The moral story: Super fast train will stop at Cant and KR Puram but a normal express train will not stop…Why…because it’s a Friday…!
Kerala Bus Mafia Key Jai…
Kerala Bus Association Key Jai…
All Kerala MPs Key Jai… (Guess why)
Do you have any idea about the total number of passengers who are traveling from Bangalore to Kerala on Friday? Also, think about the total number of private buses operating in the same route. Where I will get the exact information about this?
There are more stories too…Once upon a time there was a train called Kannur – Yesvantpur Express used to stop at Banasawadi…..but …
This is Rajeev anand. I have booked two tickets from New Mal jn (NJP) to delhi(DLS) on 22-12-2007. The Train has been rescheduled to 8 hours late. So i went to Station master and asked for refund. We got the information that we have to send mail to irctc for refund. We did the same. The amount is Rs.2403.00. But till today i have not recieved the refund. i have done continous followups with IRCTC and Northern Railway but no use. But till today i have not recieved the same, i send many mails to IRCTC but no use even they not replay me. only one mail i got that u wait for 3 months for refund.
Please help me to get my money back.
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Today it was a shocking and very bad experience that i had in pune railway station.
I went there to see-off my servant who is going to tatanagar from pune. Initially I bought him a ticket
of general class as tickets were not available for sleeper class.
Then I approached one ticket chequer and I requested him to convert the second class ticket to sleeper class after paying the difference amount. As I was having second class ticket so it was his duty to convert that ticket into sleeper class after taking the difference amount. Instead of this he was asking for full amount.
Later on he misbehaved with me and threatend me to put me behind bars.
This all drama continued for 5 hours and later on i took leave by taking a lesson that never to raise voice against any injustice . just stand and watch the drama from the mob.
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I traveled in 3rd AC coach with my son who is only 3 yrs old from Nagercoil to Chennai in train no. 0612 Chennai Express (date - 11/11/2007). The 3rd AC coach was full of cockroaches and when the passengers enquired the TTE about this, there was no proper response. Most of the passengers spent a sleepless night that day owing to this problem. Moreover, the PEST TREATMENT was done only on 28/07/07 by a Madurai based Company called "PEST CONTROL INDIA (P) LTD", Tallakulam. When the pest treatment was done only on July of 2007, how could we find so much of cockroaches in November?? This shows that the PEST CONTROL company has not done any pest treatment and, god only knows, whoever has got the money that has been allotted for this treatment!?!
It is about a worst incident happened in reservation compartment while i was traveling From Trivandrum to Bangalore by Bangalore Express with my friends.
Three Passengers entered into the train from Trissur and they were creating nuisance to the co passengers . After some time the scene which we have seen was really shocking...
One among them (looks like a high class)was lying down on the floor in such a way that his one leg in one lower berth and other in the second lower berth .He had already passed urine in the next cabin thinking that as toilet and that too besides passengers luggage and sandals.
We girls really afraid and was about to inform this to TTR.But strange thing is No TTR was there in any of the sleeper coaches and he was sitting in AC.Somehow we informed this to TTR.He told police will enter from Coimbatore police station and will take care of this.But sad to say nothing happened.About 5 Police men came but they haven't done anything .They told us to wait till Erode and raise complaint there.We strongly told them to get a solution for us and we cannot sit like this till Erode.But they didn't hear anything and get out of the moving train.
We totally were in fully desperate condition.After that some co passengers really helped us.One old man came into action.He ordered all the three to get out from there and also told TTR to keep their ticket. Thus the situation was under control..
All this is to say that the Railway authority (Railway police & TTR's)is totally irresponsible.
Railway Authorities will not be there if we are in some critical condition inside train....
This is from My Experience....
On the dated 06.10.2007,
While I rarely travel in Sleeper class or general class but unfortunately due to some urgency traveled by Train "Mumbai to Jaipur" . I started from Mumbai and destination was Bharuch so taken ticket of Superfast train from Mumbai to Bharuch. I have passed through two humiliating situation. First, I enter in the copartment in que and at the gate RPF/GRP police standing to ensure that first come get seat first but inside the train Gunda types of people standing front of every cabin to charge Rs 20-40 from each passenger, these people protected by police.
2nd and most humiliating is coming of second dacoit as ticket checker, he has asked me to show the ticket when I given him my ticket he asked me Rs 400/- . Then I asked him to show me your book that how this much penalty calculated, he denied to show and when I asked his name he pushed me outside because nobody was asked him. I never intended to deny for penalty but my right to have the information for which I am paying. Because of Govt. giving commission on collection make the ticket checker robber.
Train 2321/2322 has its route changed and 2357/2358 following which the passengers of grand chord route are facing serious problems whole gong to mumbai and coming back because it is the only train for the above said place catering to millions of passengers. It is not understood that on what grounds has the ministry of railways taken a drastic decision affecting many. Do the concerned really care for the common people whose voices are not heard?