Indian Railways idea of green, paperless initiative; reservation charts to be discontinued
The Indian Railways plans on going paperless and the organization has decided to do away with reservation charts on all trains.
The initiative has already been implemented it in reserved coaches at New Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin, Mumbai Central, Chennai Central, Howrah, and Sealdah stations.
But now the Ministry of Railways has decided to discontinue this service on all trains for six months.
However, physical and digital display of charts will continue at the platforms, it was clarified.
Based on the income from passengers, the railways classifies its stations into seven categories A1, A, B, C, D, E and F. It has 17 zones.
The aim behind the move to go paperless is the green initiative by South Western Railways 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 lakh spent on paper by the division.>