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Blog Entry# 1050271
Posted: Apr 08 2014 (17:47)

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Last Response: Apr 08 2014 (21:07)
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Apr 08 2014 (17:47)  

Rail Fanning~   3077 blog posts
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All curtains apparently have been removed from all 3AC coaches of trains as per directive of rail ministry due to safety reasons. Is it also being extended to Durontos and rajdhani group of trains?
Had travelled yesterday in a curtainless 3AC coach and must say it was looking like a glorified sleeper coach with a functioning AC !!!....hope 2AC and 1AC are left out of this directive.

9 posts - Tue Apr 08, 2014

Apr 08 2014 (19:19)
Western Railway°°°   1213 blog posts   501 correct pred (71% accurate)
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thats great for social networking.. :P

Apr 08 2014 (19:23)
maheshsunda*^~   4377 blog posts   31516 correct pred (71% accurate)
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Whether we like it or not, 3As have been, at best, glorified SLs and will remain so forever. After the advent of online booking through credit cards, traveling in AC has become so common and with the existing fare structure and rising operating costs, IR cannot do much regarding passenger comfort measures. As for curtaining, it was more of a nuisance than anything. Privacy in a small space that includes 4 washrooms, 6 doors, gangways, and 72 berths, in my personal opinion, is too much to ask for.

Apr 08 2014 (19:32)
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Its 64 berths in 3AC....and if garib rath i think 80. Lets hope that 2AC and 1AC are spared fron this new rule

Apr 08 2014 (20:10)
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I think the reason is as mentioned below:
Citing safety reasons, railways has decided to remove curtains put on pathways of all air- conditioned three-tier (3 AC) coaches of trains. However, the curtains from windows of 3 AC coaches will continue, officials said.
Decision to remove curtains was takenon recommendation of Commissioner of Railways Safety (CoRS) following its enquiry into causes of last year's fire in Bangalore-Nanded Express train, that left at least 26 people in Andhra Pradesh.
Board had on March 12 decided to remove all curtains put on pathways of 3 AC coaches. All zonal railways have been instructed to remove them," a senior Railway Ministry official said.
The zonal railways will remove the curtains as and when a train undergoes general maintenance works, he said.
Though the curtains were made of fire-retardant material, but considering CoRS recommendation, the board has decided to remove them, the official said.
A major fire had ripped through a third AC coach of the Bangalore-Nanded Express train, killing 26 people, including two children, in sleep and injuring 13 others in the wee hours of December 28, last year in Anantpur district of Andhra Pradesh.
In order to further improve fire safety mechanism in rolling stocks, railways has called a two-day international conference from April 24-25 on fire safety technologies here. Participants from Germany, France, Italy, the US and the UK will be attending the conference, he said.
The railways had in 2009 decided to put curtains in aisles of all air conditioned three-tier coaches, in order to give more privacy to passengers.
Earlier railways has taken back some of its decisions-- extra side middle berth in sleeper train coaches and use of 'kulhar' (earthen pots) after it received flak from travellers.
In order to accommodate more passengers, former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad had in 2008 approved "high capacity coaches" with extra side middle berth seats for sleeper class. The facility was later extended for third AC coaches.
The high capacity sleeper coaches had 81 seats as against 72 in then (and now) existing sleeper class coaches. Whereas, modified third AC coaches had 72 seats as against 64 in then (and now) existing 3A class.
The project had to be rolled back in 2009 after passengers complained of inconvenience due to the restricted sitting and sleeping space, the official said.
Similarly, Lalu's pet project of introducing 'Kulhars' by removing plastic cups also did not get many takers.
Lalu had in July 2004 introduced 'kulhars' which slowly vanished from trains and platforms. However, there is no ban on selling beverages like tea and coffee in 'Kulhars', the railway ministry official explained.

Apr 08 2014 (21:07)
maheshsunda*^~   4377 blog posts   31516 correct pred (71% accurate)
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oops! its 64, err. Btw, 2A and 1A are class apart, where you can rightfully ask for the much-touted privacy. I could sense IR using the term "security" to justify removal of curtains to drum up support. If at all security is a concern, 2A and 1A are the most insecure for women traveling alone. Having said that, even if they had not attributed it to security, I would support it as it was only proving to be a hindrance.

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