Railways to go paperless: Will stop pasting Reservation charts

Remember those days, when before boarding the train you had to check the long reservation charts to confirm your seats. Well, you don’t have to do that anymore, it’s a step taken by the Railway Ministry in a bid to protect paper and conserve the environment.

The Railway Ministry has decided to not to paste the reservation in front of the train boogie from its originating station for a duration of three months on an experimental basis.

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The selected stations include New Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Mumbai Central, Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Chennai Central, Howrah, and Sealdah.

The ministry has issued a circular to every zone to spread the word and will arrive at a decision after two months. The inspiration behind the move is the green initiative by South Western Railways’ Bengaluru Division (SBC). Starting November 8, 2016, SBC discontinued pasting charts on reserved coaches of all trains from Bengaluru City and Yeshwantpur Railway Stations. The move helped save over Rs 60 lakh spent on paper. of strict monitoring.

 

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