Railway reserved coaches can sleep only between 10pm and 6am

Indian Railways have decided to reduce sleep time for an hour to end the dispute between the passengers in reserved train coaches.

In the circular dated 31st August, the Ministry of Railways has decided that the passengers in the reserved coaches only have to sleep till 10 pm to 6 am, while other passengers may be allowed to sit in lower berth places for the remaining time. . Currently, passengers are allowed to sleep from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Circular, however, to cooperate with the sick people, disability and pregnant women sleep more than the acceptable limits, they should have so much desire.

Thousands of complaints have been received by travelers about the problems caused by the “Over Sleeping Travelers” to the Railway Board.

Railway Ministry spokesman Anil Saxena told PTI, “We had received a response about the problems related to the passengers regarding the  sleeping arrangements. We already have a rule, however, we want to make it clear and It is to ensure that it is followed. ”

Upper-berth travelers have often complained that their food is allowed to eat time a little while because low-berth travelers sleep as soon as they get on the train. Lower-berth travelers have complained in their part that they are unable to sit comfortably because passengers of Middle Birth have to stay asleep for late.

The number of too many complaints received from the upper berth travelers, which were tight for space because the lower position on either side is often occupied by the reserved-counter-cancellation passengers. The circular has clarified that the person booked on the upper berth will not have any seat on the short berth between 10 am to 6 pm.


Ministry officials said that the new instructions will help the travel ticket examiner to resolve the disputes by preventing travelers from taking passengers beyond the permitted time.

The new provision is in place of Article 652 of Indian Railways Commercial Manual, Section I, which provided for sleeping accommodation between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.


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