Rlys announces facility to clear wait-listed passengers
In a passenger-friendly move, the railways on Thursday announced a facility of transfer of berths, which remain vacant at the train-originating station after preparation of second chart, to the next and subsequent stations to be alloted to wait-listed passengers there.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu also launched a series of policy initiatives, including allotting 33 per cent quota for women within reserved categories for the allotment in catering units and giving preference to local domicile holders for commercial licenses at stations, as promised in the Budget 2016-17. The reservation system will automatically allot vacant berths available at the originating stations after preparation of second chart to the subsequent stations where wait-listed passengers are available.
The passenger will get an SMS on their registered mobile indicating the coach and berth number allotted. This will help passengers boarding at road side stations to get confirmed berths. At present they get their berths confirmed only if confirmed berths from the pooled quota (PQ) allotted to the station are cancelled. The TTEs will be able to allot vacant berths on board after departure of the train only up to the next station where quota is available for the train.