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Blog Entry# 5139858
Posted: Nov 22 2021 (14:59)

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Last Response: May 27 (12:00)
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Nov 22 2021 (14:59)  
Prakhar Yadav
Prakhar Yadav^~   6319 blog posts
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4 compliments
Wrong Typical nonsense from Quora/Linkedi Useless.. Fake info
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.

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 23 2021 (05:23)
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Doesn't seem true...
Weight of coaches is already huge..

Nov 23 2021 (05:26)
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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..

Mar 31 (10:26)
MIRAGEGB   26 blog posts
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sorry this is wrong info and fake message being spread.

Apr 01 (21:45)
Prakhar Yadav^~   6319 blog posts
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Okay. Could you justify.

May 27 (12:00)
nsahu0201   964 blog posts
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Esa kuchh bhi nahi hota hai.....
Coach ka weight hi itna hota hai k train khali ya bhare hone se koi fark nahi padta....
Gs coach me to 300log hote hai...
aur vo rear ya front me hote hai...
Kai bar freight b aadhi bhari chalti hai....
Khali freight to jyada speed se chalti hai.....
Esa koi sense nahi hai is info. Ka
Fake news......
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