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Blog Entry# 2342003
Posted: Jul 04 2017 (17:39)

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Last Response: Jul 04 2017 (20:35)
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Jul 04 2017 (16:24)   Cheaper Than 3AC, Cooler Than Sleeper Class, Indian Railways’ Economy AC Coaches Are on Their Way

Hareesh Mangalam*^~   1191 news posts
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In a move to relieve travellers in sleeper coaches, Indian Railways has proposed to launch a new class of ‘Economy AC coaches’ with fares less than normal 3AC tariff.
The idea is to introduce fully AC trains on select routes to provide AC comfort to maximum passengers. A separate cell has been created by the Indian Railways to undertake an exercise to transform services by upgrading existing facilities in trains and stations.
The proposed fully AC train will have three-tier Economy AC coaches besides AC-3, AC-2 and AC-1 classes as part of the
transformation exercise. The added feature will be automatic doors.
However, the passengers will not require blankets in the Economy AC class like other AC coaches.
Even though the fully AC train with more economy AC coaches is expected to cater to more passengers, the details of the economy AC class are to be worked out before deciding for manufacturing such coaches.
Of the ones currently on track, the Mail and Express trains have Sleeper, Third AC, Second AC and First AC classes. The fully air conditioned trains include Rajdhani, Shatabdi and recently introduced super fast Tejas express.
Humsafar Express, comprising 3-AC coaches only, with its added features like reading materials, detachable boards, comfortable seats, mobile charging points, mirrors, luggage racks, family and baby-friendly seats and toilets etc. has become very popular.
What the new Economy AC class has in store is still a mystery, but it’s definitely a beginning to comfortable travel.

Jul 04 2017 (17:39)
Pallavan Express™Humble Politician Nograj^~   4652 blog posts   4821 correct pred (72% accurate)
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Really awesome.It is the real HUMSAFAR.
Will run full all round the year

Jul 04 2017 (20:21)
srinivasvasanthi~   4335 blog posts   15 correct pred (54% accurate)
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Good and welcomes this Temperature Controlled Coaches.It is not a Air conditioned Coaches.
So our FM and IR shall not be imposed GST for these travel.
This Temperature Controlled coaches have to be clubbed with Sleeper class coaches for all benefits and 1.5 times Sleeper charges have to be levied for the common people.
Moreover ,In these TC coaches Thatkal and Airfare Premium
Thatkal shall not be imposed for the benefits of common people.If premium Thatkal imposed the final slab shall be higher than Airfares.
These TC class coaches are just upgraded version of the Sleeper class coaches only.
During the congress regime the Sleeper class coaches are upgraded with cushioned berths without any hike in fares.
So these Temperature Controlled Coaches fares shall not be increased beyond 1.5 times of sleeper class fares and that too profitable to IR ,since these TC coaches replaces Sleeper class coaches and revenue increased by 150% over sleeper class coaches .Operation & Maintenance of these TC coaches are also just increased to 125% over sleeper class coaches.

Jul 04 2017 (20:35)
One Mail~   5568 blog posts   1472 correct pred (71% accurate)
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I hope it doesnt come with SMB..

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