Poor Maintenance of AC coaches
I travelled two tier AC coach (A2) from Aluva to Chennai by Train # 6042 Allepey Chennai express on 03-Feb-2010. I and my co-passengers had a bad experience to see cockroaches and rats running everywhere. We had no option but to be accomodated and sleep along with these creatures, with the fear that something will get into our ears and or probably bite us during our sleep. Infact it is written by someone inside the coach that this is a useless train full of cockroaches etc. I failed to understand why the condition of these coaches are so bad, inspite of we paying hefty price for the tickets. I shelled out approx Rs 3700 overall charges for 3 persons. Due to tatkal booking Rs 500/passenger were charged. Inspite of spending such huges amounts for the tickets, I am unable to comprehend that the passengers should travel with Cockroaches and Rats. Moreover the Toilets were very dirty and stinking. Not sure why there is abosolutely no maintenance, disinfestation and cleaning etc. No wonder why India is not able to shine in tourism. Please do the needful and fix this.
Thanks and regards