Railways’ new 3AC coach on tracks

NEW DELHI, Sept 6: To offer economical and luxurious AC travel experience, Indian Railways’ new 3AC economy coach commenced its services on Monday. ‘First time, the coach has been attached to Train No.02403 Prayagraj- Jaipur Express.
The new AC Economy coach has 83 berths as compared to 72 berths in 3AC Coach. Also, the fare structure for this coach is 8% lesser than 3AC Coach,” the Ministry of Railways said in a statement. Soon, two more trains, New Delhi-Lucknow AC special and Lucknow Mail will be augmented with this new 3AC Economy coach. Initially, 50 new economy coaches manufactured by Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala, are ready to offer services in Mail/Express trains over different zones.
Provision of entry into the coach and disabled friendly toilet in a wheel chair has been made, which is a new initiative. Several design improvements have also been made for improving passenger comfort. Redesign of the AC ducting has been made by providing individual vents for all berths.
Improved and modular design of seats and berths have been made to improve comfort, reduce weight of the coach and improve maintenance friendliness, the statement said. Improved passenger conveniences has been ensured in form of foldable snack tables in both longitudinal and transverse bays, injury free spaces and holders for water bottles, mobile phone, it said. (UNI)