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Unused berths to be given to women passengers

Unused berths to be given to women passengers

In order to solve the problem of berths, Indian Railways has decided to allocate unutilized berths to women passengers of waiting list.

If any berths are left over after the allocation to women passengers, they will be given to senior citizens

A circular has been issued to all the commercial managers on this matter.

As per the circular, unutilised berths are to be allocated to women passengers at the time of chart preparation. It will be first given to the waiting female passengers first and then to the senior citizens.


If any vacant berth is found in any train by the on board ticket checking staff, they can allot the seat to women passengers or senior citizens.

Senior citizens, female passengers, those who are aged above 45, and pregnant women are the only ones getting reservation in the current system.

Indian Railways has been implementing several new methods to improve their facilities. Furthermore, Railways wants to follow measures to protect the environment and oblige with government decisions.

Going paperless is one such initiative which will be implemented by the Railways from March 1.

So far, reservation charts are being pasted on the coaches of all trains. But, under the new paperless initiative, no reservation charts are being pasted on the coaches of all trains that start from New Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Mumbai Central, Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Howrah, Chennai Central and Sealda.

This method will be tested experimentally for three months according to the decision of the Ministry of Railways.

The passengers with confirmed berths are getting berth number in the ticket itself so there will be no problem for them.

The passengers in the waiting list will receive an SMS with their berth number after the confirmation of the ticket. They can also know their ticket status using 139 phone number.

Confirmed tickets from waiting list category will also be displayed in digital charts at New Delhi and Yeshvantpur stations.

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