Garib Rath RAC , Will I get a seat?

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I'm travelling from Sc to VSKP on 11th Jan 2012. My PNR current status is : RAC 36.
I've travelled in garib rath multikple time, so I know that there are 3 berths in the side for garibraths.

My question here is, what it mean by RAC in garib rath ? Will I get a seat ? If yes , where (as there are 3 side berths)?
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Originally Posted by N1thya View Post I'm travelling from Sc to VSKP on 11th Jan 2012. My PNR current status is : RAC 36.
I've travelled in garib rath multikple time, so I know that there are 3 berths in the side for garibraths.

My question here is, what it mean by RAC in garib rath ? Will I get a seat ? If yes , where (as there are 3 side berths)?
https://rapidshare.com/files/3587528...Garib_Rath.pdf
RAC is usually given at the lower berths (Having the lowest number in a compartment). If 1,2,3,4,5,6 are in a compartment with 1(LB), 2(MB), 3(UB), 4(LB), 5(MB) and 6(UB) then RAC can be given at berth 1. It would be shared by 3 RAC Passengengers. The person having SMB just opposite to the desired compartment would share the same LB, i.e. berth number 1 with the other 3 passengers.
Thus effectivitely there would be 3 RAC Passengers, 1 SMB passenger, 2 MB, 2 UB and 1 LB passenger for a compartment where RAC would exist = 9 passengers.
RAC usually exists for 3 passengers per coach and is usually allotted from and between berth 1 to 28.
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short answer.. yes... and the 3 side side births have long been suspended...
meh...
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Originally Posted by thejag View Post and the 3 side side births have long been suspended...
And may I know the source of your information?
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Originally Posted by dipyamanbasu View Post https://rapidshare.com/files/3587528...Garib_Rath.pdf
RAC is usually given at the lower berths (Having the lowest number in a compartment). If 1,2,3,4,5,6 are in a compartment with 1(LB), 2(MB), 3(UB), 4(LB), 5(MB) and 6(UB) then RAC can be given at berth 1. It would be shared by 3 RAC Passengengers. The person having SMB just opposite to the desired compartment would share the same LB, i.e. berth number 1 with the other 3 passengers.
Thus effectivitely there would be 3 RAC Passengers, 1 SMB passenger, 2 MB, 2 UB and 1 LB passenger for a compartment where RAC would exist = 9 passengers.
RAC usually exists for 3 passengers per coach and is usually allotted from and between berth 1 to 28.
dipyamanbasu, It was hard to interpret your information and unfortunately Rapidshare is blocked in my office.

Please confirm if I'll get a seat or not.

Thanks again.
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Clearance of RAC depends on the cancellation rate.
Kindly post the full details of your ticket and/or the PNR Number.
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Trying to explain again.
There are 9 berths in a single cubicle (Including Main+Side Compartment)
Let us assume the berths are in the following order,
1 - LB
2 - MB
3 - UB
4 - LB
5 - MB
6 - UB
7 - SLB
8 - SMB
9 - SUB

The lower berths are thus numbered as 1 and 9 out of which 1 is the least number.
The next lower berths after 1 and 9 would be 10 and 13 out of which 10 is the least number.
The same follows for 19 and 22/ 28 and 31 out of which 19 and 28 are the least numbers.

The quantum of RAC Passengers is 3 for every coach of Garib Rath.
These 3 passengers are adjusted in the lower berth of any compartment of the coach, wherein the lower berth has the least number.

Considering the above example, 3 RAC Passengers would be adjusted at berth 1 and not berth 4.

The passengers having allotted SLB and SUB would be seated in the SLB, i.e. passengers having berth 7 and 9 would be seated at berth 7.

The passenger having SMB, i.e. berth 8 would be seated at berth 1 with the 3 RAC Passengers. The person having UB against the very same LB where the RAC Passengers are seated, i.e. passenger against berth 3 would also sit at berth 1 accompanying the 3 passengers having RAC + Passenger having SMB (Berth 8)

Thus there are now 5 passengers seated at berth 1. (3 RAC Passenger allotted berth 1 + SMB Passenger of berth 8 + UB Passenger against the same LB, i.e. berth 3)

On the opposite side, the 3 Passengers having LB, MB and UB, i.e. 4,5 and 6 would be seated together. The passenger having MB on the opposite side of the same main compartment, i.e. berth 2 would also be seated with them.

Thus the lower berth number 3 is having 4 passengers seated at day time, berth 3,4,5 and berth number 2.

Now the sitting position of passengers having berth 2 and 3 (LB and MB) against the same Lower Berth 1, where the RAC Passengers can be adjusted. Either of them can adjust at berth 1 and the other one at berth 3.

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If RAC is not allotted at berth 1, it would be allotted at the next compartment, against the LB having the lease number. In this case it is berth number 10 (As explained above).

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Till date, I have not seen any RAC allotment at any LB after berth number 28.
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Thanks Dipyamanbasu. Indeed, it was very detailed explanation. Thanks Again.
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Originally Posted by dipyamanbasu View Post And may I know the source of your information?
what i meant to say was that the smb has long been suspended. but i see now that they apparently still continue in the garib rath trains...
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Originally Posted by thejag View Post what i meant to say was that the smb has long been suspended. but i see now that they apparently still continue in the garib rath trains...
If you have any official circular regarding the same, kindly produce it here for the benefit of others.
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All the news items aren't being published by the Railway Board.
As of now, some GR's have SMB's abolished, like DEE-BDTS and KOAA-GR(Some coaches) have SMB's abolished.
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Originally Posted by dipyamanbasu View Post Till date, I have not seen any RAC allotment at any LB after berth number 28.
Is this your personal observation???
Do you have any authentic document that can establish your comment???
If so, kindly post it here...it could be helpful to other IM'ers...
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Originally Posted by Dhrubatara View Post Is this your personal observation???
Do you have any authentic document that can establish your comment???
If so, kindly post it here...it could be helpful to other IM'ers...
That is why I said, "I have not seen"!!
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Originally Posted by dipyamanbasu View Post That is why I said, "I have not seen"!!
I was wondering about your source of information...
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