Indian Railway is all set to introduce Economy AC Coaches for middle-class travelers.
While these coaches will provide a more comfortable travel compared to Sleeper class, its cost of travel will be less than 3AC coaches.
So, it’s going to be a great option for all those who don’t want to travel in Sleeper class but can’t afford 3AC.
The proposed full AC trains will have affordable 3 Tier AC coaches apart from AC3 AC2 AND AC1. They will also have automatic doors.
A senior railway ministry official was quoted by HT:
“There will not be any chilling effect like in other AC classes and the temperature will be fixed around 24-25 degrees. The aim is to make the passengers comfortable and not make them feel the outside heat.”
So you may not require a blanket in this AC coaches as it’s needed in other AC coaches, but it’s aimed in providing a comforting journey the travellers.
The Indian Railways are planning to run fully AC trains in selected routes to give comfortable and affordable travel to most passengers.
After this is implemented a greater section of our society will have access to affordable and comfortable journey.