Good news awaits long distance passengers, as select fully AC trains will soon have three-tier AC coaches in Economy class.
The proposed train will have AC-1, AC-2 and AC3 normal coaches apart from the to-be-introduced reduced cooling coaches in the economy category.
The temperatures will be around 24-25 degree C and hence no blankets will be provided while the passengers stay immune to outside heat. The compartments will also have automatic doors, an official said.
Presently, Mail and Express trains have Sleeper, Dirst AC, Second AC and Third AC in limited coaches while Rajdhani, Garib Rath, Humsafar and Tejas are fully air-conditioned.
Aimed at affordability, the fully AC trains with economy AC coaches will initially run on select routes .
“The aim is to made the passengers comfortable and not make them feel outside heat, at the same time not being too costly.” A senior Railway Ministry official said.