Updated December 27th, 2023 at 20:13 IST

Despite booking a confirmed ticket, man forced to stand for entire train journey

Abhas Kumar Srivastava had booked a ticket for the Rourkela Intercity SF Express four days before his journey.

Digital Desk
Indian Railways journey
Indian Railways journey | Image:X

New Delhi:  Despite booking a confirmed ticket, a man from Bihar was forced to stand throughout his train journey. Abhas Kumar Srivastava had booked a ticket for the Rourkela Intercity SF Express four days before his journey, however, owing to the overcrowding, he couldn’t reach his designated seat at the time of boarding.  Consequently, he had no choice but to stand throughout the journey. Rourkela Intercity SF Express runs from Bhubaneswar (BBS) to Rourkela (ROU).

Narrating his ordeal on X, formerly Twitter, Srivastava said, "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.. Thank you for so memorable a journey and a confirmed ticket to let me stand for the entire trip.” 


The man also shared a photo showing a train coach jam-packed with passengers. The corridor of the train was also crowded, leaving no room for movement. Srivastava also clarified that he had reserved a seat in the second seater or 2S class, a non-AC coach found in Intercity and Janshatabdi trains. Take a look at his post below.

This is not the first time, a railway passenger has rasied concerns  about ticketless individuals occupying coaches designated for those with reserved tickets. Last week, Swati Raj had shared a video from her trip on Mahananda Express, illustrating the corridor of her AC first-tier coach filled with male passengers.


Published December 27th, 2023 at 20:13 IST

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