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Paperless drive: Railways to do away with reservation charts from March 1

The physical and digital display of charts will continue at the platforms, the ministry statement said

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The railway ministry has directed its zones to discontinue pasting on reserved coaches of all trains at A1, A and B category stations as a pilot project for six months from March 1, an official statement said on Friday.

However, physical and digital display of charts will continue at the platforms, the ministry statement said.

Based on the income from passengers, the classifies its stations into seven categories A1, A, B, C, D, E and F. It has 17 zones.

"At those stations where electronic charts display plasma has been installed and the same is functioning properly, physical at such platforms can be stopped," it added.

Earlier, pasting of on reserved coaches of all trains was discontinued at New Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Mumbai Central, Chennai Central, Howrah and Sealdah stations.

The aim behind the move to go is the green initiative by South Western Bengaluru Division (SBC) 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 60,00,000 spent on paper by the division.

First Published: Fri, February 16 2018. 19:29 IST
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