Skip to main content

3 confirmed tricks to get a lower berth ticket in train

Most people crave to get a lower berth/ seat allotted to them while traveling by train as it is more comfortable than sitting at top. Lower berth is the most preferred seat of ladies and senior citizens.

Explained below are three tested tricks which will land you a lower berth, whatever be the seat availability status shown by IRCTC, or Indian Railways.

First trick is to go for online railway reservation. We all know that to do online railway ticket booking one has to go to 'www.irctc.co.in' site and do booking there. While one is booking tickets, the irctc's railway reservation system provide nice options which allow a user to claim the lower berth. Have a look at screenshot below, taken real time at the time of doing reservation, which shows various options.


From the above options, in order to get a confirmed lower seat, as a user you need to select the two options - first, the option to book only if confirm seats are allotted, and second is one of the two options in which at least 1 lower berth is allotted. This ensures that the railway ticket booking will be done only if there is a confirmed vacant lower seat is available, otherwise the ticket will not be booked and you are free to consider other options. You can see there are other options as well. If interested, consider reading about the irctc auto upgradation here.

Second trick is to be used when you are doing reservation offline. Here, as you know, you go to railway reservation office, stand in a queue, and wait for your turn to handover the reservation form to ticket booking clerk to do the reservation. Now, how can one ensure that a lower berth is allocated? There is only one thing you can do here, and that is to request. You can request the ticket booking clerk at the counter to make sure that a lower berth is booked for you. You can give some reasons like that the  person to be traveling is ill, or has problem climbing up the tiers, or any other excuse like there is a plenty of luggage and it will be good if there is a lower berth as you can keep count of the suitcases, etc. Your task can be easy if there are some senior citizens traveling with you. The PRS (passenger reservation system) of railway is already programmed to find and allot the lower berths, if a person is a senior citizen or a lady traveling alone. Also people falling in ph (physically handicapped) quota and other specialized quota's are given preference when it comes to allotting the seats at the lowest level.

The third trick, the last one, is to be used exclusively if you fail to get yourself a a seat using both the above methods. Here you enter into the train with whatever seat you have been allotted, and wait. Wait for what? Wait for sufficient number of passengers to board the train. Now you stand up and roam around. Roam around? for what? For finding a single boy who is traveling and has a lower berth. Now make use of lady traveling with you and tell her to go to the boy and say "You seem to be traveling alone. We are ladies, and our seat is at top tier. If you don't mind exchanging seats..." That's it! Almost 90 percent of times, a boy traveling alone won't be able to say 'no' to a lady requesting a seat.

Comments

Islam Khan said…
I HAVE BOOKED 4 BERTH WITH OPTION ATLEST 2 LB, BUT NOT A SINGLE LB HAS BEEN ALLOTED.


Arif Shaikh said…
I have booked 6 tickets with lower berth option ticked... I didn't get any single
Lower berth ticket... It sucks... I don't know when Indian railway ticketing system will
Improver... Where we can book tickets of our choice's berth...
I know this will be not fair enough... But it will be helpful...

Popular posts from this blog

IRCTC Registration for New Users

New users can signup on IRCTC easily by filling up the irctc registration form online at railway registration (railway booking site). By creating new account for themselves, users can do ticket booking using the online passenger reservation system.

The steps below will guide users on how to do irctc registration.

The process to register on irctc is easy and free. You can also watch the following video which summarize the process for new user registration on Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) online e-ticketing site.



Go to homepage of irctc.co.in and look for 'signup' option.Users will then need to fill an online form. All the fields with (*) are mandatory to be filled. Special care must be taken while filling in email id and mobile number fields. Provide valid email and mobile as user id, password, and an activation link will be sent to registered E-Mail id and mobile verification code will be sent at registered mobile number by SMS message.Submit the form…

Why even hackers don't hack IRCTC ?

The irctc.co.in site - the official railway ticket booking site of India belonging to Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has never been hacked, and there is very less chance of anyone attempting to do so. This might sound strange to you.

In a country like India where due to abundance of talented IT and programming talent, the claim that no one will even attempt to hack IRCTC doesn't seem right.

Especially when there are great benefits of doing so.



Of course new programmers do get excited and try and hack a website. After all what it requires is some good and intelligent programming. Although there are no known hacks, some well known hackers might be considering making an autobot that will just require to fill in captcha at the time of ticket booking. Basically on one single click the bot will automatically try to book Tatkal ticket at 10 am and will prompt you only for captcha. Captcha can also be bypassed though. No one has yet created such a hack. However …

Why use Paytm for IRCTC railway booking payment

There are many options available to users when it comes to make payment for buying railway tickets online. Paytm is brand new option which has become already popular among the customers of railway.

Paytm is actually an online wallet where you can store money and use it to make quick recharges, pay bills, do shopping, send money to friends & pay for various services like Uber, MakeMyTrip, BookMyShow & others. Best part is that it is completely secure digital payment option.

Please note that - as of now IRCTC disables all cash card/e-wallet options including IRCTC prepaid cards from 8 am to 12 noon. So you can book your tickets on the site with your Paytm Wallet after 12 pm.



Most of you who regularly use IRCTC online ticketing system for railway and flight booking would be aware of the fact that IRCTC has its own eWallet. We have already explained how to use IRCTC eWallet for faster tatkal booking. Then what is the reason for IRCTC to go for another eWallet, a third party digit…