Stations where e-charts display plasma has been installed and properly functioning, physical reservation charts will be discontinued from 1st March.
From March 01, we won’t find any occupancy charts on buggies. Reservation charts will not be pasted on reserved coaches of all trains. Including A1 , A and B category stations as a pilot project for six months.
Meanwhile, the Railway Ministry has directed its zones to discontinue the pasting of the reservation charts. However, physical and digital display of charts will continue at the platforms, a statement by the ministry said.
Earlier, there was a discontinuity of pasting of reservation charts on reserved coaches of all trains. This initiative includes New Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Mumbai Central, Chennai Central, Howrah and Sealdah stations.
Based on the income from passengers, the railways classifies its stations into seven categories. Namely “A1, A, B, C, D, E and F. It has 17 zones.”
“At those stations where electronic charts display plasma is present and the same is functioning properly, physical reservation charts at such platforms is no longer necessary”. The railway Ministry confirms the news.
The aim behind the move to go paperless is the green initiative by S.B.C. (South Western Railways’ Bengaluru Division ) which discontinued pasting charts on reserved coaches of all trains from Bengaluru City and Yeshwantpur stations from November 2016. The move helped save over Rs 60 lakh spent on paper by the division.