- 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.