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Public vehicles, the daily needed traveling companion from the busy needy cities to road accessed country parts, has always been the part of daily life for the general people. Offering different kinds of services, features and bringing new and luxuries kinds of vehicles may have uplifted the quality of the service but still, there is one field that has been creating some kinds of odds and that is the seat reservation system.
Seat reservation system is the reservation of few seats of the public vehicle for the special reason. These reserved seats are available for three major group of people, women, disabled (especially abled) and senior citizens. The seat reservation came into existence so that the really needy persons can get comfortable while traveling. The seat reservation system is good practice and it is worth practicing in every vehicle. But there is a certain loophole in this system that needs to be improved. It is the targeted or focused groups qualified to get benefits from this service.
How is it?
Most of the reserved seats are reserved for female passengers.
Few for disabled (especially abled) people.
Few seats for senior citizens.
All these seats are differentiated or labeled with the tag of these groups. So within these reserved seats also only those tagged groups can get the benefits. Like, if the reserved seat has the tag” women reserved seat” then only women can sit on that seat.
How should it be?
First, the tag should not be labeled for different groups. The tag should be “Reserved Seats”. So any of these types of people can get the benefits.
So who are the people getting benefits:
- Disabled (especially abled) people or injured people.
- Senior citizens
- Pregnant women, women with infants.
Who will get more benefits among these?
All these should have the equal priority. So it should be first come first served on the basis. Whoever comes first among these can get the seat.
What if all the reserved seats are full and still there are those people available without a seat?
It is the moral duty of any other passengers to provide the seats to them. Any of the passengers can leave the seat for these people. It is the moral duty but not compulsion.
What if there are vacant reserved seats and there are no such people?
In this case, anyone can sit in these reserved seats. But whenever these people come, they should leave the seat immediately.
Reserved seats should be for needy one, not to anyone. It should be properly utilized and should be fair. It’s not for the 20-year girl with strong health condition while the 80-year-old senior citizen is standing hardly on a vehicle. Understand the moral of own self.