Does IRCTC uses Special Techniques To Keep Boys and Girls Away in Sleeper berth?
Ever thought why always, when you travel alone, you get bachelor male companion or old age people getting sleeper berth near you? Why never a young beautiful girl gets a seat next or near to you? Why always, when you travel with your family, you always get another family with you and no bachelors or single travelers?
You might have come across this questions many times but have you thought of that IRCTC might be using special algorithm and techniques to keep you away from young women? There has been amazing discussing going on at Quora.com – Quora is a question-and-answer website created, edited and organized by its community of users. The question asked by one of the members of Quora was :
Is it possible that CRIS (IRCTC) utilizes a special algorithm to keep young female travelers (aged 18 to 24) away from the sleeper berths of young male travelers of the same age group?
Most of the people aren’t aware that Indian Railway(not the IRCTC website maintained by CRIS but the core application the reservation centers use) already has an algorithm to ensure that a female passenger isn’t left stranded in the middle of a lot of males!
Since the IRCTC website use the same APIs provided by the reservation application(which looks much like DOS-based), we’re already a beneficiary to this feature.
As soon as you enter the details to reserve a seat for a female passenger, the entire database of that train is searched to find out empty seats close to any other female passenger travelling in the same class.
If such a female is found, the seat is given close to them, otherwise any other seat is given.
That is the reason why, if you ever noticed carefully, all talkative aunties group together at the same place quite often, disturbing the peace of others in the same compartment.
This is also the reason why you find yourself bumping into male travelers everytime you travel alone and curse your fate for running into girls only when your mother or sister travels with you!
P.S: I’m not sure if this algorithm works only for female passengers travelling alone or even when they are travelling with others.
So what are your thoughts? Have you felt the same? Do share your comments