New Delhi: Train passengers will soon have the option of travelling in a new class of ‘Economy AC coaches’ with fares less than normal 3AC tariff.
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. An added feature would be automatic doors.
However, the passengers will not require blankets in the Economy AC class like other AC coaches as the temperature will be around 24-25 degrees.
An exercise has been undertaken for a transformation in service by upgrading existing facilities in trains and stations and a separate cell has been created by the Railways for this.
The recently launched Humsafar Express, comprising 3-AC coaches only, has become very popular.
The fully AC train with more Economy AC coaches is expected to cater to more passengers.