Of an overefficient (overzealous?) Indian Railways… (Updated)

The Railway Ministry has hit a brainwave: of introducing Side-Middle Berths in their trains – an idea that I am not sure will find favor even in the long run. It’s just a case of overcramping the space!!

Any bets on when the middle berth goes back out the door?

(Link via Such Is Life – from this post, about which I have more things to say, but in a later post.)

Update: Interesting comments have come up from passengers who encountered the new system. See the comments on this post. (Well not the first few; you’ll find the interesting ones as you scroll down.)

Hm. Anyone wants to change the time frame that Suchismita (see comment on this post) put forward (one year) for the middle berth to be yanked back out?