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2018-04-12 12:31Charting

Charting "Chart Prepared" or "Chart Not Prepared"

What is Charting in Railway?

  • Charting - is the process of allocating the vacant seats of other quota to general/tatkal quota.
  • There are many quotas under which the seats are assigned in Indian Railways.
  • The first chart is usually prepared 4 hours before departure of train from originating station or remote location station.
  • For early morning trains chart is prepared the night before.
  • If the seats remain vacant in first chart, the remaining seats are made available for booking.
  • The final chart is made 30min before departure of train.
  • Some waiting list tickets are confirmed.
  • Berth and coach number is assigned to all passengers having final status as confirmed or RAC.
  • Fully waiting list e-tickets are automatically cancelled.
  • Some passengers also get upgraded which means they get accommodation in higher class without paying any extra charge.
  • Fully confirmed tickets cannot be cancelled after chart preparation.