About 20 years ago people used to pay a lot of money to them for getting tickets illegally and ahead of others.
E-ticketing in India reduced corruption almost completely.We book railway, flight and bus tickets through the
Long ago the tickets were booked manually.
People had to go to booking centers and booking agents. At that time
during heavy rush periods (like holidays), the agents or clerks could charge
money for giving ticket/reservations ahead of others.
But now, most of the tickets are booked
on line. So there is little chance for any agent or person to take
bribes to book a ticket. But there can be some ways people take bribes
or commissions and do booking. But it is reduced to a large extent as most of the places are purchased
through automatic electronic ticketing systems through computers and mobile
phones using the internet.
So now the booking clerks or the Ticket checking
personnel cannot take money from the passengers. It is just not the e-ticketing method, also the people have learnt to deal with corruption at this level.