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Rlys starts displaying reservation charts and vacant seats online

New Delhi: On the lines of airlines, the Indian Railways has started displaying reserved charts online to allow its passengers to see the status of seats while booking a particular train.

The user-friendly interface will give graphical representation of the train coaches and berth-wise accommodation status on website.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said Wednesday that the reservation charts will now be available for public viewing on the internet and will facilitate the prospective passengers in getting the information of the vacant berths available in the train after the preparation of the chart.

The system is now available on all trains across the railway network.

"Complete information of vacant berths from train source as well as intermediate locations will be available to the user. Prospective customer can use the information for onboard booking of vacant berths by TTE as per business rules. This feature is available in web as well as mobile version.

"This will make the entire process transparent," he said.

Just like booking a ticket in an airline, the website of the Indian Railways will show the seating layout with different colours to show the seats that are booked, vacant and partially booked.

The system displays coach layout of nine classes used in the reserved trains of the Indian Railways and more than 120 different coach layout have been incorporated.

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