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Blog Entry# 2366324
Posted: Jul 30 2017 (12:20)

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Last Response: Jul 30 2017 (13:39)
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Jul 30 2017 (11:18)   Indian Railways: Railways plans to discontinue providing blankets in some AC trains

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HIGHLIGHTS The railways is working on a project to discontinue providing blankets in AC coaches in some trains. The temperature will be maintainedat 24°C in such AC coaches so that passengers don’t shiver without blankets. The move was made considering that it takes Rs 55 to clean the bedroll while passengers are charged just Rs 22 for it. Representative Image. NEW DELHI: Faced with criticism that it gives dirty blankets to passengers, the railways is working on a pilot project to discontinue providing them in AC coaches in some trains. Recently, the CAG, in its report tabled in Parliament, criticised the railways on cleanliness and hygiene in trains and stations. On a trial basis, the railways will maintain the temperature at 24°C in these AC coaches, up from the current 19°C, so that passengers don't shiver without blankets, an official said, adding blankets would be provided in other trains. According to...
initial estimates, the move to do away with blankets is an economical option, considering that it takes Rs 55 to clean the bedroll while passengers are charged just Rs 22 for it. Railways guidelines stipulate that the blankets are to be washed every one to two months, which was not being followed, resulting in the transporter being flooded with complaints. Top Last year, the railways started a scheme under which passengers with a confirmed ticket could book disposable bedrolls through the IRCTC website or purchase them from counters at the stations. The passenger can take it home after the journey. The Type 1 bedroll kit comprising two cotton bedsheets and a pillow costs Rs 140 while the Type 2 kit with one blanket costs Rs 110.

Jul 30 2017 (12:20)
srinivasvasanthi~   4366 blog posts   15 correct pred (54% accurate)
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So reduction of fares ( Rs 22 ) per AC passenger have to be effected.

Jul 30 2017 (12:24)
KING KOHLI^~   89569 blog posts   5328 correct pred (78% accurate)
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Fare hike is expected.

Jul 30 2017 (13:39)
Local Guide Level 5   45825 blog posts   29868 correct pred (76% accurate)
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BETTER to stop blankets and start giving only bedsheets and pillow
or e-bedroll option is best but it must be available to all A1 station

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