Minimum Platforms
Medium Accuracy: 46.78% Submissions: 18363 Points: 4

Given arrival and departure times of all trains that reach a railway station. Find the minimum number of platforms required for the railway station so that no train is kept waiting.
Consider that all the trains arrive on the same day and leave on the same day. Arrival and departure time can never be the same for a train but we can have arrival time of one train equal to departure time of the other. At any given instance of time, same platform can not be used for both departure of a train and arrival of another train. In such cases, we need different platforms,


Example 1:

Input: N = 6 
arr[] = [0900  0940 0950  1100 1500 1800]
dep[] = [0910 1200 1120 1130 1900 2000]
Output: 3
Minimum 3 platforms are required to 
safely arrive and depart all trains.


Example 2:

Input: N = 3
arr[] = [0900 1100 1235]
dep[] = [1000 1200 1240] 
Output: 1
Explanation: Only 1 platform is required to 
safely manage the arrival and departure 
of all trains. 


Your Task:
You don't need to read input or print anything. Your task is to complete the function findPlatform() which takes the array arr[] (denoting the arrival times), array dep[] (denoting the departure times) and the size of the array as inputs and returns the minimum number of platforms required at the railway station such that no train waits.

Note: Time intervals are in the 24-hour format(HHMM) , where the first two characters represent hour (between 00 to 23 ) and the last two characters represent minutes (between 00 to 59).


Expected Time Complexity: O(nLogn)
Expected Auxiliary Space: O(n)


1 <= N <= 1000
1 <= A[i] < D[i] <= 2359

to report an issue on this page.


We strongly recommend solving this problem on your own before viewing its editorial. Do you still want to view the editorial?


All Submissions

My Submissions:

Login to access your submissions.

Minimum Platforms

Output Window