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Blog Entry# 5139858
Posted: Nov 22 (14:59)

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Last Response: Nov 23 (05:26)
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Nov 22 (14:59)  
Prakhar Yadav^~   6130 blog posts
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Wrong Typical nonsense from Quora/Linkedi
How the berths are booked in Railways?
Why IRCTC does not allow you to choose seats?

Would you believe that the technical reason behind this is PHYSICS.

Booking
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a seat in a train is far more different than booking a seat in a theatre.

Theatre is a hall, whereas train is a moving object. So safety concern is very high in trains.

Indian railways ticket booking software is designed in such a way that it will book tickets in a manner that will distribute the load evenly in a train.

An example to make things more clear : Imagine there are sleeper class coaches in a train numbered S1, S2 S3... S10, and in every coach there are 72 seats.

So when some one first books a ticket, software will assign a seat in the middle coach like S5, middle seat numbered between 30-40, and preferably lower berths (Railways first fills the lower berths than upper one so as to achieve low centre of gravity.)

And the software books seats in such a way that all coaches have uniform passenger distribution and seats are filled starting from the middle seats (36) to seats near the gates i.e 1-2 or 71-72 in order from lower berth to upper.

Railways just want to ensure a proper balance that each coach should have for equal load distribution.

That is why when you book a ticket at the last, you are always allotted an upper berth and a seat numbered around 2-3 or 70, except when you are not taking a seat of someone who has cancelled his/her seat.

What if the railways book tickets randomly ? A train is a moving object which moves around at a speed of around 100km/hr on rails.
So there are a lot of forces and mechanics acting on the train.

Just imagine if S1, S2, S3 are completely full and S5, S6 are completely empty and others are partially full. When the train takes a turn, some coaches face maximum centrifugal force and some minimum, and this creates a high chance of derailment of the train.

This is a very technical aspect, and when brakes are applied there will be different braking forces acting at each of the coaches because of the huge differences in weight of coach, so stability of train becomes an issue again.

Good information worth sharing, as often passengers blame the Railways citing inconvenient seats/ berths allotted to them

Source : LinkedIn

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Nov 22 (15:34)
RajShekhar
RajShekhar   257 blog posts
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Not sure if it really works in this way as I always get bearth near the door/washroom like front end or rare end from last 10 yrs in which ever train or which ever class i book the ticket.
It happens whn i book my ticket well in advance (which is mostly do) or if i book few days before or even in tatkal.
I always get tickets near the wash room in all the classes and in all the trains.
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understand why its happening. May be IR has marked my ID for only bearths near by washroom always.

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Jodhpur_Junction^~   110065 blog posts
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Doesn't seem true...
Weight of coaches is already huge..

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Nov 23 (05:26)
STAY HOME STAY SAFE
Jodhpur_Junction^~   110065 blog posts
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Agar aisa ho to Bihar ki to saari train derail ho jaye kyuki waha to UR coach me 400 log hote h..

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