Railway Ministry with an aim to go paperless has decided not to paste physical reservation charts on reserved coaches of all trains at A1, A and B category stations. It has directed all its zones to do so. As per Indian railways officials, the project will run for pilot basis for a period of six months and will start from March 1, 2018.
Indian Railways has divided its stations into seven categories as A1, A, B, C, D, E and F. Discontinuing of charts pasting can be done easily at the stations where charts display plasma are installed.
Earlier New Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Mumbai Central, Chennai Central, Howrah and Sealdah stations had discontinued to paste reservation charts on coaches. The move to go green is influenced by South Western Railways Bengaluru Division (SBC). The SBC division has already discontinued pasting of charts on all trains from Bengaluru city and Yeshwantpur stations starting from November 2016. The move also helps in saving money spent on the papers, printings and others and Rs 60 lakh saving by SBC is the proof of it.