PUNE: The railway administration has stopped pasting reservation charts on trains coaches across the country from September 1. However,at the Pune junction, printed charts continue to be stuck on soft boards at platforms.
As per the information provided by the Pune Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) office, around 70 per cent of the 11 lakh railway tickets sold daily across the country are booked over the Internet. The Pune Junction has already stopped the practice of charting or pasting of reservation charts on train coaches from the past five months.
According to a statement issued by the railway ministry in February this year, it had directed its zones to discontinue pasting reservation charts on reserved coaches of all trains at A1, A and B category stations as a pilot project for six months from March 1.
“Based on the feedback received by the Railway Board from zonal railways, this matter has been reviewed. It is decided that pasting of reservation charts on reserved coaches of the trains at all stations will be discontinued with effect from September 1.
However, physical/digital charts will continue to be displayed at platforms, said Sunil Udasi, Chief Spokesperson of Central Railway.
“At those locations where electronic chart display has been installed and are functioning properly, display of physical reservation charts will be stopped, making this process totally paperless,” he said.
However, these platforms/locations will be monitored constantly to ensure that such electronic charts display are functioning properly and action will be taken to display physical charts at such platforms in case of non-functioning of electronic chart display.