Season ticket not for reserved coaches: court

The Kerala High Court has upheld Railways’ stipulation that first-class season tickets will be issued only on routes through which first-class unreserved coaches run.

Justice T.R. Ramachandran Nair gave the ruling while dismissing a petition filed by the Railway First Class Season Ticket Passengers’ Association, Kozhikode, and three others.

The judge observed that the prescription by Railways was not at all arbitrary, illegal or ultra vires . “The persons who have reserved tickets will have to be protected and their problems also will have to be addressed by Railways,” the court said.

Railways said seats or berths were not reserved for first- and second-class season tickets.

The passengers with the season tickets were not entitled to travel in reserved coaches. Under the Indian Railway Commercial Manual, Railways were bound to see that passengers who had reserved their berths/seats were properly accommodated.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/season-ticket-not-for-reserved-coaches-court/article4247778.ece

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