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Rajdhani, Shatabdi trains to have paperless ticketing system


  • Stepping up efforts to reduce usage of paper, Railways has decided to introduce paperless mobile ticketing system in premium trains like Rajdhani and Shatabdi services.
  • Currently, the paperless ticketing system is operational in unreserved ticketing for commuters in Egmore and Tambram suburban section in Chennai on a pilot basis.
  • Passengers of the premier trains like Rajdhani and Shatabdi will be the first to have this paperless mobile ticketing facility.


  • Railways consume about 600 tonnes paper for printing tickets and reservation charts in a year. The national transporter expect to earn carbon credit, if printing of tickets is eliminated completely.

Source ET

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