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Nov 30 2016 (00:37)  Why IRCTC won't let you pick your favourite berth (
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News Entry# 287151   Blog Entry# 2075495     
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Nov 30 2016 (12:39AM)
Station Tag: New Delhi/NDLS added by ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Telangana Express Oops AP Express ⭐ ⭐ ⭐~/1366147
Stations:  New Delhi/NDLS  
The reason
After successfully logging into IRCTC website you pray your next wish is answered. Your favourite window seat. You see there are almost 500 tickets available. You thank your stars and say no way you are losing a window seat.
Finally when you book, you don't get the window seat you opted for but you still find 499 tickets remaining. So why
is this?
Getting into the details
Allotting you a seat by IRCTC isn't as easy as booking a movie ticket where you are provided a seat map. Since train is a moving object safety concerns are high. The IRCTC software has an algorithm to distribute the load evenly throughout the train.
Science behind the seating
Imagine there are sleeper class coaches in a train numbered S1, S2 S3... S10, and in every coach there are 72 seats. So when someone 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.
This is because Indian Railways will fill the lower berths than upper one so as to achieve low centre of gravity.
Uniform distribution
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 in last you are always allotted an upper berth and a seat numbered around 2-3 or 70, except you are not taking a seat of some one who has cancelled their seat.
What if the railways book tickets randomly
A train runs at an average speed of around 70km/hr. There are a lot of forces and mechanics acting on the train. If S1, S2, S3 are full and S5, S6 are empty and others are partially full, when the train takes a turn, some coaches face maximum centrifugal force and some minimum.
This creates a high chance of the derailment of train. When brakes are applied there will be different braking forces acting at each of these coaches because of the huge weight differences, creating a disruption in the train's stability.

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Nov 30 2016 (09:46)
BJ~   2595 blog posts
Re# 2075495-8            Tags   Past Edits
though I replied to your post but it wasnt the question to you, but a counter argument.

Nov 30 2016 (09:54)
भूत हूँ मैं~   3885 blog posts   3091 correct pred (82% accurate)
Re# 2075495-9            Tags   Past Edits
Even this newspaper has copied from Quora!
click here
Look here, this guy has wrote this answer in the May month itself!

Nov 30 2016 (10:56)
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Telangana Express Oops AP Express ⭐ ⭐ ⭐^~   6288 blog posts   1589 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2075495-10            Tags   Past Edits
OMG newspapers copy from quora ?!!!

Nov 30 2016 (11:20)
Jaykant Yadav~   301 blog posts
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Ye farji Article kitni baar yaha post hoga? jisko thoda bhi dimag hoga or padha likha hoga wo ye padhte hi keh dega ki ye farji hai. Quora pe ek idiot ne post ker diya or sab waha se copy ker ke galat knowledge faila rahe. 30 ton ke coach ka center of gravity 2-4 aadmi ke edhar udhar baithne se badal nahi jaata. Bakwaas ki had hai ye article. Ye quora se churaya hua hai yaha tak lines bhi same hai. News paper waalo ne Sidhe copy Paste ker diya hai is article ko quora se leke. Sak ko to News Agency se tweet ker ke Source of information pooch lo.

Nov 30 2016 (12:57)
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Telangana Express Oops AP Express ⭐ ⭐ ⭐^~   6288 blog posts   1589 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2075495-12            Tags   Past Edits
I thought if it is posted by a nationally recognized newspaper then it might be correct

Do not believe Media for railway related information.
This is purely ILLOGICAL in many ways.

Nov 30 2016 (21:07)
Shivam~   4731 blog posts   1173 correct pred (87% accurate)
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I dont think for coaches which weigh like tonnes COG would be changed by few(70+) quintals weight, this theory could be absurd

Nov 30 2016 (21:08)
Udaipur Mysore HumSafar superfast^~   88541 blog posts   5328 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2075495-15            Tags   Past Edits
Bhai.kitni baar ye ghatiya cheeze post.keroge
Ek blog archive hua tumhara to ab ye phir duplicate post ker Diya
#moderator sir please remove this useless news

Nov 30 2016 (21:08)
Udaipur Mysore HumSafar superfast^~   88541 blog posts   5328 correct pred (78% accurate)
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Nov 30 2016 (23:06)
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Telangana Express Oops AP Express ⭐ ⭐ ⭐^~   6288 blog posts   1589 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2075495-17            Tags   Past Edits
Ye news pehle post hua hai fir baad me woh blog
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