No need to run for bedding. There's enough for everyone
I travel by this train multiple times (twice a month atleast) ...and i always wait & relax until all the people are done flocking & grabbing their piece... and i simply walk up to the guy & pickup mine. Try this ... and it ALWAYS WORKS. (regardless of whether i bought the bedding already or not) Its just that this "competing" mentality is so in-built in us Indians (sadly) that we rarely believe in abundance. There's more than enough. Every day, when this train reaches its final stop, the attendants unload a few big bags of unused/new bedding.