IRCTC has algorithm to keep young female travellers away from males

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  1. LurkerBaba

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    Most of the people aren't aware that Indian Railway(not the IRCTC website 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!

    Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation: Is it possible that IRCTC utilizes a special algorithm to keep young female travelers (say 18-24) away from the compartments of young male travelers of the same age group? - Quora
     
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  3. The Messiah

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    Re: IRCTC has algorithm to keep young female travellers away from male

    why cant i read the comments ?
     
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    Re: IRCTC has algorithm to keep young female travellers away from male

    Can a female book a ticket on my behalf :troll:
     
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    Re: IRCTC has algorithm to keep young female travellers away from male

    So, you came to know about this only now ? :fkidding:

    When I saw the post title, I was expecting to see the algorithm itself... Not some lame explanation :hehe:
     
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    Re: IRCTC has algorithm to keep young female travellers away from male

    ^^ What would you do with the algorithm? :troll:
     
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    Re: IRCTC has algorithm to keep young female travellers away from male

    Nice initiative by IR. Our men ( so called ) will never change their antics.
     
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    Re: IRCTC has algorithm to keep young female travellers away from male

    What if someone hacks into their system and reverses the algorithm :hehe:
     
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    Re: IRCTC has algorithm to keep young female travellers away from male

    Well, planning to implement the same for an project on Airline Reservation System. :bplease:
     
  10. W.G.Ewald

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    Re: IRCTC has algorithm to keep young female travellers away from male

    (Total B.S. excuse for FB intrusion.:rolleyes:)
     
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    Re: IRCTC has algorithm to keep young female travellers away from male

    Somehow this reminds me of a story my father told about rail travel in Germany when he was a student. He met a man who rode in First Class, but had his wife and children travelling in 3rd Class.:)

    (Kinder, Küche, Kirche und auch dritte Klasse, wahrscheinlich!)
     
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    Re: IRCTC has algorithm to keep young female travellers away from male

    Yes, she can book it on her name and you could travel on it.

    ........ and it would be straight to jail for travelling on a ticket of some other person. :)

    That's the rule position!

    TRANSFER/RESALE OF TICKETS PROHIBITED :
    Under Section 142 of the Railways ACT, journey tickets including any half of a return ticket and season ticket are not transferable.

    If any person not being a Railway Servant or an agent authorised in this behalf :

    a.sells or attempts to sell any ticket or any half of a return ticket, or b.parts or attempts to part with the possession of a ticket against which reservation of a seat or a berth has been made or any half of a return ticket or season ticket. He shall be punishable under the Railways Act.

    In addition, if the purchaser or holder of transferred ticket travels or attempts to travel therewith, he shall forfeit the ticket which he so purchased or obtained and shall be deemed to be traveling without a proper ticket.
     
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    Re: IRCTC has algorithm to keep young female travellers away from male

    What you have a your name on the railway ticket.To be true I have never travelled on Indian Railways......do they ask for a Photo ID too.
     
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    Re: IRCTC has algorithm to keep young female travellers away from male

    Yes the name, age and sex and the berth alloted.

    A woman cannot become a man! ;)

    And the Railway authorities can ask for identification in case of a doubt.

    Pmaitra is the son of a Railway officer and he can give more details.
     
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    Re: IRCTC has algorithm to keep young female travellers away from male

    OP made me recollect my train travels. Holy grail, 100% bang on. I have never seen a girl in my compartment when traveling alone!

    Most of the time it has been the side upper or side lower seat :(
     
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    Re: IRCTC has algorithm to keep young female travellers away from male

    There's a way to partially beat the system, probably. Book for two. One for yourself, one for a female, well in advance, then cancel the female one.
    Cancel it in time just enough that you don't lose your money. To increase your chances of landing up beside a female, I'd also suggest book for maximum number of females you can afford and then, cancel it. :lol:
    If anyone tries this, please, please, let us know if this works.
     
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    Re: IRCTC has algorithm to keep young female travellers away from male

    Crooked :heh: :laugh: Yeah, that should certainly increase the probability a great deal.
     
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    Re: IRCTC has algorithm to keep young female travellers away from male

    You need to get out more, I think.:pokerface:
     
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    Re: IRCTC has algorithm to keep young female travellers away from male

    That's institutional discrimination "Young Men Rise Up" :salute::gun:
     
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    Re: IRCTC has algorithm to keep young female travellers away from male

    I wish they had the algorithm and the computing resources to stop it being an ordeal for most folks trying to book a train ticket online
     
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    :notbad: an advice well given. But more than meeting those girls, beating that algorithm is what I'm more interested in, in this case. :lol:
     

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