New Delhi, Aug 12: One can understand agony of those people who frequently travel by trains. Maximum time they get only waiting ticket which adds to their cup of woes. But all these commuters will get good reason to smile soon.
Indian Railways is planning to provide these passengers, who are forced to travel with waiting tickets, another alternative to make their travelling smooth and hassle-free. This is being worked out after taking into account passengers' concern who face tough time while commuting with waiting ticket in trains.
According to the plan, commuters will be given berth in other trains plying on the same route. The best part is passengers don't need not to cancel already booked tickets. They will be allowed to travel in other trains with same tickets and don't need to book fresh ticket.
Though plan is in the nascent stage but reportedly the Railways officials are working to materialise the plan.
Speaking about the nitty-gritty of the plan, Anil Kumar Saxena additional director general of the Railway Board was quoted by TOI saying, "Often we find that on a particular route, some trains are always overbooked and passengers seek berths in it even when their tickets are way down on the waiting list.
He further adds, "Since there are many trains running on almost every route, we are working to provide passengers the option to travel on alternative trains if their tickets do not get confirmed."
It is being said that the plan will be win win situation for both passengers and the Railways. Passengers will get easy ride while Indian Railways will get good revenue with it.
"If this proposal becomes operational, passengers can hope to reach their destination without any hassle. For the railways, the underutilized berths will get occupied and generate revenue", Prabhash Kumar, railway manager of Agra division said.
Talking about the contour of the new plan, Railway official said that the passengers will be given the option to mention the train numbers of alternative trains.