Railway Ministry launched a new facility for Public Viewing of Train Charts and Vacant Berths to enhance travel experience and bring greater transparency for Indian Railway passengers.
With this, rail passengers can view the information about the reservation chart and vacant berths through the IRCTC website. This feature will be available on the web as well as on the mobile version.
The user-friendly interface will give a graphical representation of the train coaches and berth-wise accommodation status.
The system displays coach layout of 9 classes used in the reserved trains of Indian Railways and more than 120 different coach layouts have been incorporated.
It displays class wise and coach wise full vacant berth availability information as per the ‘First Chart’ of the train. ‘First Chart’ is prepared four hours in advance to train departure.
If the ‘Second Chart’ is also prepared, then the option to view the details of vacant berth available at the time of ‘Second Chart’ will also be displayed. The ‘Second Chart’ is prepared about 30 minutes prior to the departure of the train.
Both the charts will get updated for every charting location as the train heads towards its destination.