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Printed Reservation charts will no longer be pasted on Trains! | Indian Railways

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You all must have seen reservation charts, printed on white paper pasted on the coaches of the trains of Indian Railways.

Though it provides an easier way for the boarding passengers to check the status of their reservation before boarding, it presents an unsightly view and definitely causes some damage to the public property.


According to an official statement released by the Ministry of Railways, a Pilot project is being started to discontinue pasting of reservation charts on trains.

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As per the directive, from 1st March 2018, no printed reservation chart will be pasted on any reservation coach of a train at A1, A and B category stations.

Currently, the Indian Railways has 17 zones where it classifies its stations into a total of 7 categories namely - A1, A, B, C, D, E and F. This classification is done on the basis of revenue generated from the passengers using that station.

For the pilot project, only the top 3 categories from the above mentioned 7 categories will be tested. As mentioned earlier as well, the project will start from March 1st, 2018 and will go on for 6 months. Post that, the future course of action will be decided. 

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Although, it must be mentioned that this project is only for trains. Printed reservation charts will continue to be available on the platforms of such stations as of now. 

Stations having digital or plasma screens will use those screens to display the reservation charts of the upcoming trains dynamically.

DID YOU KNOW? Pasting of Reservation Charts on reserved coaches has already been stopped at New Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Mumbai Central, Chennai Central, Howrah and Sealdah Stations in India.

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This is a great initiative by the Indian Railways to go paperless. This project will definitely save a lot of paper as well as money in the long run.

It is a very environment-friendly step and shows India's resolve towards saving nature.

However, even within the Indian Railways, this move owes its roots to a green initiative started by the South Western Railways Bengaluru Division.

We as Indians should appreciate and welcome this move wholeheartedly!!!

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