IRCTC News - No right to claim seat on lower berth between 2200 and 0600 Hrs.
A person booked on side upper berth will not have any claim of seat on the lower berth between 2200 hours and 0600 hours.
Provision of sleeping accommodation in middle berths of 3-tier sleeper coaches- Amendment to para 652 of Indian Railway Commercial Manual, Volume-I
Correction no.25 to the Indian Railway Commercial Manual, Volume-I
Para 652 may be replaced as under:-
652. Sleeping accommodation for passengers booked in reserved class.
(a) Sleeping accommodation between 2200 hours and 0600 hours and sitting accommodation for the rest of the period is provided for the passengers in the reserved coaches having sleeping accommodation.
(b) On the side lower berths on which passengers have been booked under Reservation Against Cancellation (RAC), during the day time, sitting accommodation is also provided for those booked on the upper berth.
(c) A person booked on side upper berth will not have any claim of seat on the lower berth between 2200 hours and 0600 hours.
(d) Passengers are, however, requested to cooperate with sick, persons with disability and pregnant ladies in case they want to sleep beyond permissible time limits.