New Delhi, December 5: With an aim to provide a comfortable and hassle-free journey to all its women passengers, the Indian Railways has announced reservation quota in all the Express trains having 3AC class. The Ministry of Railways, through its notification, informed that female passengers will get a reservation quota of six berths in the 3AC class of all Rajdhani, Duronto, and fully AC trains (having 3AC class). According to Railways, the reservation quota should be earmarked for the women passengers, irrespective of their age, travelling alone or in a group of women passengers. Indian Railways has Good News for Waiting List Passengers! Chances of Tickets Getting Confirmed to Increase with New Rule.
Currently, women are provided with a reservation quota of 6 sleeper class berths in Mail or Express trains. Also, a reservation quota of 6 berths in 3AC class of Garib Rath Express trains has been earmarked for female passengers irrespective of age, travelling alone or in a group of female passengers. 'Train 18', India's 1st Engine-Less Train, Breaches 180 km/hr in Fresh Trials.
The government, in its notification, stated that in all trains having reserved sleeping accommodation, a combined quota of six lower berths per coach in Sleeper class and 3 lower berths per coach each in AC 3 tier and AC-2 tier classes has been earmarked for Senior Citizens, Female passengers of 45 years of age and above and pregnant women.
In case of Rajdhani, Duronto and fully Air Conditioned/Express trains, the number of berths to be earmarked under this quota in 3AC is 4 lower berths per coach as against 3 lower berths per coach in normal Mail/Express trains.