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Coming Soon: Revamped Lower Side Berths on Trains

Coming Soon: Revamped Lower Side Berths on Trains
It is expected that the new design will fetch more revenue, Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com

Travelling on lower berths in trains is going to be a bit different now

OT Staff
December 13 , 2020
04 Min Read

While rail travel might take some time to return to normalcy, your future train experience is all set to be amped up with the latest design innovations introduced by the Indian Railways. Passengers who are assigned the side berth often find the journey extremely uncomfortable. In order to provide a better experience, the national transporter has come up with a new design for the side lower berths. 

Piyush Goyal, the Minister of Railways, took to Twitter to unveil the new plan. The video features an official explaining how the new arrangement works. The clip reveals an extra folding of a full-sized bed or bench which doesn’t have a gap in it. It can be pulled up and placed on top of the uneven seat from under the window, behind the seat.

The new redesign will be implemented in the the unreserved General Class coaches and 3-tier non air-conditioned Sleeper Class coaches of various trains and will be transformed into  AC coaches. 

The aim is to to roll out all air-conditioned trains, without taking away the option of low-cost travel for travellers.

According to a senior official, the new coaches will be called AC 3-tier Tourist Class. It is expected that nearly 230 such coaches will be produced in the first phasephase and will cost about 2.8-3 crores per coach. One of the officials also stated that as per the initial design, there was a provision of nearly 105 seats per coach. It is also expected that the new design will fetch more revenue. 


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