Indian Railways To Introduce Cheaper AC Economy Class; Designer Uniforms For All Railway Employees Soon
In order to make train travel more comfortable, Indian Railways is all set to introduce a new AC class, called as 3 Tier Economy AC Class, the ticket price of which shall be cheaper than AC 3 travel, which is right now the cheapest option for AC travel.
Meanwhile, as per Railways Minister’s promise earlier, all Railway Employees will now get designer uniforms, designed by none other than Ritu Beri.
Changing times for Indian railways!
Cheaper AC Economy Class In All Trains
Indian Railways will introduce AC Economy Class coaches, in all trains. This new special class shall be cheaper than traditional AC 3 tickets and would offer an economical mode of AC travel for all.
This is part of Indian Railways’ plan to introduce fully AC coaches in all trains, just like Hamsafar Express, which has only AC 3 coaches.
Interestingly, this new class of AC travel will not have blankets, as the temperature would be stabilised at 24-25 degree centigrade.
A Railway official said, “There will not be any chilling effect like in other AC classes and the temperature will be fixed around 24-25 degrees. The aim is to make the passengers comfortable and not make them feel the outside heat,”
Proposal for sliding doors has also been made for these new AC 3 Economy coaches.
Details are awaited.
Railways Employees To Get Designer Uniforms
Meanwhile, as per the promise by Railways Minister, around 5 lakh railway employees who are directly interacting with passengers, will get new designer uniforms.
Ritu Beri, the famous fashion designer will design these new uniforms.
As per some preliminary information received, a uniform comprising fluorescent jackets and black/yellow t-shirts would be the new uniform of all such customer-facing staff of Indian Railways.
Staff members who would be using the new uniform include onboard staff, TTEs, station masters, guards, drivers and catering personnel.
While TTEs and guards/drivers will have half-fluorescent jackets with a combination of yellow and green t-shirts, catering staff will wear white t-shirts, with black borders.
All uniforms will have Indian Railways logo embedded into the centre.
As per another report, the new uniform would be also used by technical staff in workshops and production units.
A railway official said, “We are examining the new designs of uniforms submitted by Ritu Beri and decision on final selection would be taken shortly,”
The new uniforms would be first implemented on Shatabdi and Rajdhani Express trains, under Project Swarn.
Note here, that during Railways Budget presentation last year, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu had said, “The uniforms of all customer-facing roles will be refurbished to clearly distinguished them on our network.”
We will keep you updated as we receive more information.