At Raipur station yesterday, long lines to buy tickets. Crowds even more than usual because incessant rains have flooded several roads. When I get to the window, I ask for a ticket to my destination. The man at the counter says there's a superfast about to come in, and I can buy a ticket for it and board. "Only thing is," he says, "you'll have to speak to the ticket checker to allot you a seat, and pay him."
"I'll get a receipt, right?" I ask.
"Receipt or no receipt is up to him," says the man.
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