New AC 3-Tier Trains by Indian Railways

09 September 2021 Current Affairs:Indian Railways brought a new economy classification in the AC 3-tier trains. With the new coaches, the trains are in a position to accommodate greater passengers.

Highlights:
♦ Tariff or ticket rate for new coaches will be 8 per cent less than the ordinary AC 3-tier fares. This facility is provided for the first time in Prayagraj-Jaipur train (train no. 02403).
♦ Nearly 50 new coaches have been given to one of a kind zonal railways and 806 new coaches will be rolled out by the fiscal year 2021-2022.
♦ The new AC 3-tier Economy Class will comprise two coaches. Number of berths has been elevated from 72 to 83.
♦ New characteristics will provide greater space to people. It consists of countless features, mainly for the disabled. It has a smoke detector, dining desk facilities as nicely as a journal holder at the SL seat of the train. New coaches additionally include personalised aircraft-style AC vents at each berth. It additionally has Divyang-friendly and modular bio-toilets with touch-free fitting.
♦ Ticket price of new coaches is 2.4 times greater than the base price of the existing sleeper class in mail and specific trains. For trains working up to 2000 km, primary fare has been set around Rs 1757 whilst for trains operating up to 5000 km, base fare will be Rs. 3065.
 

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