No more reservation charts on coaches in SER trains

No more reservation charts on coaches in SER trains

Tickets with confirmed status at the time of booking have information printed on the ticket itself, while waitlisted and RAC passengers get their status updated on their registered mobile number.

The practice of having a reconfirmatory look at the reservation chart on coaches before boarding a mail or express train is set to change as South Eastern Railway will stop pasting charts on its trains from yesterday. SER spokesman Sanjoy Ghosh said it has been decided that the practice of pasting of reservation charts on train coaches will be discontinued from October 16.

“The long-standing practice of pasting charts on train coaches is being done away with at Howrah station primarily to keep the coach exterior clean. It will also save paper, thus making the railways more environment-friendly,” Ghosh told PTI here.

SER operates several mail and express trains from Howrah to different destinations in the west and south, including Mumbai, Chennai and Ahmedabad. Reservation charts are pasted on all coaches beside the doors of mails, expresses at stations from where they commence their journey.

“People used to queue up in front of coaches earlier for knowing their reservation status and seat/berth allocation. But with the advent of modern forms like SMS services and reservation enquiry through internet, the old practise of seeing the chart pasted beside coach doors have lessened a lot,” Ghosh said.

Tickets with confirmed status at the time of booking have information printed on the ticket itself, while waitlisted and Reservation Against Cancellation (RAC) passengers get their status updated on their registered mobile number through SMS at the time of charting, which is four hours before the scheduled departure of the train, Ghosh said.

Further, digital charting system has been installed at the major stations and at other stations, manual boards are installed for displaying the status of the waitlisted tickets to guide the passengers.

Apart from these, IVRS service through number 139 are available for passengers for checking status of their tickets on real time basis, the SER spokesman said.

You might also like

Destinations

Banyan Tree Phuket launches new ‘Taihei’ Japanese restaurant

Banyan Tree Phuket Resort has announced the opening of its newest restaurant – “Taihei”, Gourmet Japanese cuisine headed by Master Chef Shiraishi. Set amidst the serene Spa and Pool zone,

Trending

IndiGo enhances Tier II connectivity; Adds 8 additional flights on its network

Effective January 01, 2018, 6E to introduce new city pairs including: Hyderabad-Jammu and Jammu-Jaipur With addition of new flights, IndiGo endeavours to bring metro cities closer to Tier II and III

Slider

Dream Cruises unveils Asia’s first all – inclusive Luxury Cruise concept for Dream Palace Suites

New first-class experience lavishes guests with a unique array of privileges and services. Dream Cruises today unveiled a new luxury experience for guests of its prestigious Dream Palace Suite and

Government

India remains fastest growing domestic aviation market in 2017: IATA

India remained the world’s fastest growing domestic aviation market for the third straight year in 2017 as economic and network expansion bolstered the sector, according to global airlines’ body IATA.

Trending

Air India to connect Mumbai with San Francisco; to up frequencies to Australia

Buoyant over the success of its direct flight to San Francisco from New Delhi, flag carrier Air India may soon connect the American West Coast with the city with a

Discover a new you in the New Year and embrace

17% savings across 17 different trips to kick-start your 2017 resolutions Travel temptations from Trafalgar on sale between December 29-January 7 To help travel-lovers set their 2017 resolutions, Trafalgar has

Latest

Ethiopian to launch flights to Moroni, Comoros

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and the largest African airline, is pleased to announce that it has finalized preparations to launch flights to Moroni, Comoros with the latest B737-800 New

Trends

Maldives crowned as ‘Best Honeymoon Destination’

The Maldives has been crowned the winner of ‘Best Honeymoon Destination’ in the prestigious Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Readers’ Travel Awards 2018. Conquering impressive competition from scores of romantic honeymoon destinations

Slider

Valentine’s Day Special at Le Cirque Signature

Love is in the air and Valentine’s Day gives you the perfect excuse to pamper your loved one. Le Cirque Signature at The Leela Mumbai promises to sweeten your revelry

Latest

Strong traffic growth continues in May

Global domestic travel demand rose 6.6% in May, strongest in India. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently announced global passenger traffic results for May showing strong demand growth compared

Latest

The ideal destination for your next all-women’s holiday!

The best country for a woman to visit has to where someone like Queen Rania of Jordan is its Queen! The definition of elegance, outspokenness, and beauty, she’s an international

Destinations

10th Edition of Grand Prix Season Singapore (GPSS)

Expect a slew of heart-thumping lifestyle events and promotions beyond the FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX race track in September. Grand Prix Season Singapore (GPSS) celebrates 10 years of

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!