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Feb 27, 2019

Railways starts displaying vacant seats online

Railway passengers can now get complete information about vacant berths online after preparation of the chart. 

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal today launched the Online Platform for Display and Booking of vacant berths after chart preparation in New Delhi. 

The user-friendly interface will give a graphical representation of the train coaches and berth-wise accommodation status on www.irctc.co.in

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Goyal said, complete information on vacant berths from train source as well as intermediate locations will be available to the user. He said, this will enhance travel experience and bring greater transparency for Railway passengers. 

Mr Goyal said, the new feature in the ticketing system is a dynamic system which will keep upgrading itself as the train proceeds for the destination and passengers can see the real-time availability of berths.

The Minister also announced that IRCTC will soon add 30 kitchen base and all kitchen bases will be equipped with cameras for public viewing. 

Biodegradable packing of food prepared in these kitchen bases is also being planned so the quality of food is not lost during the transit. 

Mr Goyal announced that PoS machines will be made available to all TTEs and Catering staff onboard.

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