Basically it says that if you wish to catch the train at a later station, the ticket may no longer be reserved for you, but given away. But I think, mostly they would be applying this rule in longer distance trains which have crossed certain stations. In my example, it would literally lead to a fist fight as many do get in at 1-2 small stations away
Made a couple of edits, was working on something.. so had given a blabbering response.Basically, once a certain distance/station is crossed in long distance trains, the passenger is unlikely to turn up hence they reallocate seats/berths. Whereas in short distance trains which sometimes have multiple stops in the same city itself, people may sometime get in the later station within the city (like Cantonment in Bangalore) and hence allocating such seats early could lead to a problem for the TT & co-passengers.
When I travel by train I befriend all the passengers around me. I help old ppl or ppl with more luggage with their luggage. After that humble request to turn off fan, close window, use their upper berth to sleep during day time works like charm. Some aunties also look after my stuff when I get down at intermediate station. I also share food with fellow passengers. After that the journey becomes more fun rather than a torture.Bottom line is that compromise works even with stubborn passengers!'Khosla ka ghosla' movie mein ek dialog hai - "Ye desh pen*** compromise pe chalta hai"
Yeah, it's basically a humble nature always returns out to be fruitful. Everyone tries to be stubborn in train but showing small concern towards everyone solves the problem. But if someone is not in a mood to be friendly, then journey become a pain. For example, some parents leave their children in train to play and disturb others. Obviously any intelligent and humanly man will not scold and threaten the children. But what if when their parents too didn't ponder to your irritation.
@hno3Yes I do that too. But sometimes ur train is at night. You dont get time to get involved.Or they themselves have come in their own group so they dont bother to chit-chat with u much.etc. etc.I am not saying that I need hard and fast rule. But if there is a rule it helps in case of "crisis" where the other person just does not want to understand.