Soon, The Indian Railways this new 3AC Economy coach will be added to two more trains: the New Delhi-Lucknow AC special and the Lucknow Mail.
For the first time, Indian Railways has introduced an AC 3-tier economy class carriage at a lower fare. The new coach has been attached to Train No.02403 Prayagraj-Jaipur Express, which has started operating today.
The new AC Economy coach has 83 berths, whereas the 3AC Coach has 72 berths. In addition, the fare structure for this coach is 8% lower than that of the 3AC Coach.
Soon, this new 3AC Economy coach will be added to two more trains: train number 02429/02430 New Delhi-Lucknow AC special and train number 02229/02230 Lucknow Mail.
According to the Ministry of Railways, 50 new economy coaches manufactured by Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala, are ready to offer services in Mail/Express trains across various zones.
Seats and berths have been improved and modularly designed to improve comfort, reduce coach weight, and improve maintenance friendliness.
Improved passenger conveniences include foldable snack tables in both longitudinal and transverse bays, injury-free zones, and holders for water bottles and cell phones. Each berth comes with its own reading light and USB charging port.
A new ergonomically improved ladder design for accessing the middle and upper berths has also been provided. In the middle and upper berths, there is more headroom. The Indian and Western-style lavatories have been improved in the toilet area.
As part of the passenger facilities in these coaches, public address and passenger information systems have been installed.
The aesthetically beautiful and functional entrance has improved the atmosphere and convenience of access to the coach. The coach’s interior features lit aisle markers, illuminated berth indications, and night lighting with illuminated berth numbers.
Improved fire safety is also achieved by adhering to the international standard EN45545-2 HL3 for materials, which meets the stringent criteria of the new fire protection standard.