Monday, March 10, 2014

Seat allocation problem in Indian Railways

Hi friends this post is about the issue my dad faced recently with Indian Railways.

I booked ticket through IRCTC for my dad to travel from Vellore to Bangalore with window seat option. The ticket got confirmed with window seat, please refer below image

When my dad got into the train and checked the seat 57 it was adjacent and he couldn't do any thing. He called me and said it's not window seat.

Later I sent email to stating the issue, below is the reply from them

Dear Customer,
With regard to your mail, we would like to inform you that IRCTC is the Web Interface for Indian Railways Ticketing System (Passenger Reservation System-PRS), which provides a facility to book ticket through Internet.

Please note that all matters related to trains/fares/refund/routes/scheduling/seat allocation etc are managed by Indian Railways only.
Since your complaint/suggestion comes within the purview of Indian Railways,
Any general suggestions/complaints can be also be addressed to

So I have registered a compliant and waiting for the reply.

If you guys face similar kind of issue please use the above link and register a complaint. If they get more complaints surely they will take some action and it will be useful for others.