5 Aftereffects of Travelling by Indian Railways

  1. If you get a middle berth in the train

Getting a confirmed ticket is itself a big task, but if you get a ticket and it is a middle birth then it is going to be a painful journey for you.

You have to sit on the lower berth till the occupant of the lower berth agrees to lift the middle birth. This could be a painful journey for you because it is possible that you are tired and want to lie on the berth as you board the train. The person who is allotted the upper berth, he also sits on the lower berth and it becomes more difficult  to acquire your seat as, you have to convey two persons.


  1. If a family carrying an infant boards the train

If a family carrying an infant boards the train and sits near you then your journey is going to be a tragic one. I can’t understand why people board the train carrying an infant. This creates a chaos in the train as the baby does not easily sleeps, and mother making the child sleep makes the environment more destructive. If you are supposed to reach at your destination in the morning then you are going to face ‘Double Trouble’. Children generally wakes up early in the early morning and their way to say ‘good morning’ is by crying loudly.

  1. If your ticket is not confirmed

If you are boarding a train and your ticket is not confirmed then this could be a ‘memorable’ journey for you. If you sit at any unknown person’s seat then he will look at you in such a way that you have asked for a share in his ancestral property. They enquire about your ticket as if they are the ticket collector and you are the one travelling without ticket. If some of your friend ask to share your seat then also you are in a trouble.

  1. If you get a seat at the entrance which is near toilet

This is the worst seat to get in the train. There are two drawbacks of this seat. First is that this seat is situated at the entrance and it is always disturbed by the passer-by. If this seat is in the sleeper coach then you can easily feel the aroma of human ‘loo’. To sleep at this berth if you are travelling at night could be the worst nightmare which a person can have.

  1. If your train gets late then it’s always a troublesome

This has become a symbol for indian railways that train never reaches to the station on time. But getting late for an hour or two is considerable but if it gts late but 3-4 hours or more then it could turn into a nightmare for you. Another irritating thing is that if your station is 10-15mins away and train stops at the outer then you might feel to curse more and more to railway authority.

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  1. You have not added anything that we did not already know. Also an infant has full right to travel by train. Instead of trying to make people more tolerant and sympethatic to the parents of the infant, you are just instigating them.
    The train journey but lasts for a few hours. Mostly we end up making temporary and sometimes permanent friends. This is the biggest after effect of travely by Indian Railways.

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