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Rail passengers, soon you can't check reservation charts in Chennai Central, six other stations across India

The railway board has decided to do away with pasting of the charts on coaches of trains that start from seven of the country’s major stations.

Published: 18th September 2017 06:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th September 2017 06:10 PM   |  A+A-

Reservation charts will not be pasted on trains leaving Chennai Central and six other stations across the country. | Express File Photo

Express News Service

CHENNAI: Soon, reservation charts will not be pasted on trains leaving Chennai Central and six other stations across the country.  The railway board has decided to do away with pasting of the charts on coaches of trains that start from seven of the country’s major stations. They are: New Delhi, Nizamuddin, Mumbai Central, Mumbai Chatrapathi Shivaji Terminus, Howarah, Sealdah and Chennai Central.

A circular has been sent from the New Delhi office to all railway zones regarding this.

The charts contain the list of passengers and their reserved seat numbers. They benefited passengers who picked up tickets on current booking on the day of the journey, those who had opted to get their tickets upgraded and those whose RAC tickets got confirmed at the time of preparation of the chart.

When contacted, senior Southern Railway officials told Express that they were now working out new modalities.  “The proposal will be implemented very shortly, but only after adequate publicity (on alternate measures for affected passengers) is given,” the official said.

The railway board took the decision a few days ago based on feedback from South Western Railway, which discontinued the use of reservation charts last year, for trains leaving from Bengaluru and Yeshwantpur stations.

The circular from the New Delhi office said the Railways would see for three months whether the move goes without glitches, and a final decision would be taken based on feedback received.



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