General Passengers in Reserved Compartments
We travelled by Simhapuri express from Hyderabad till Ongole on 27th July. We travelled by sleeper class and our berth number was 71 and so we were near the exit door. There were a big group of general ticket passengers who boarded the train at Hyderabad itself. The ticket collector came and checked all our tickets and least bothered to find out why they were all standing there and why they boarded the train. He made no attempts to find out also. After the train went for one hour or so, there was a commotion by a police constable asking the people standing there if they had ticket saying that there was theft in the train and why the general ticket passengers boarded the train. When the train reached Warangal both the TC and the constable came and asked all the general passengers to leave that reserved compartment compartment. Why in the first hand that the TC allowed general ticket passengers inside the compartment? Only after the theft had happened, he opened his eyes. I do not say thats its because of the general compartment being in reservation compartment that the theft had happened. Anything can happen in overcrowded compartment. There is no way for going to wash room also. Why do we need to encourage this sort of unhealthy travelling. Railways to ensure the ticket collectors being performing their duties well.