More Facilities for General Sleeper Class Passengers

A good thing from Indian Railways to be appreciated is that facilities for general sleeper class are being improved. Though it’s a Non Air Conditioned Sleeper coach, it will be provided with snack tables, bottle holders, magazine bags and mobile/laptop charging socket etc.

In addition to these there will be frequent cleaning of coaches on run on select trains under ”On Board Housekeeping scheme” and cleaning of coaches at nominated stations under  ‘‘Clean Train Station Scheme’’.

During the year 2011-12, the number of passengers of sleeper class is 332.16 million and the revenue accumulated is Rs. 7261.5 crore. The number of passengers of other classes is 7892.23 million and the revenue earned from other classes as fare is Rs. 20984.84 (both Suburban and Non Suburban classes).

A total number of 382 second class sleeper coaches have been planned to be manufactured in Production Units of Indian Railways during 2012-13.

During the period 01.04.2012 to 31.12.2012, a total number of 288 second sleeper class coaches have been used for permanent augmentation of Mail/Express/Passenger trains.

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