Train passengers to get new bedrolls, blankets


Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Now train passengers will get new bed sheet rolls. The decision was taken at the Railway Board meeting and the railway administration has started implementing this.The passengers will get rid of dirty bed sheets and blankets during the journey. The decision was taken at the Railway Board meeting two weeks back. The Railway Board had been receiving complaints and suggestions to change the old practice of giving bed sheets, blankets and pillows to the passengers. In view of the deficiencies in this system, the railway administration has issued instructions to Western Zone Jabalpur officials to take remedial action. Meanwhile, travelling on sleeper class will become a little hassle free from now because train passengers can book bedrolls online. They can also do this at the IRCTC-run food outlets at stations. Passengers can avail this facility by paying Rs 140 for two bed sheets and a pillow and Rs 110 for a blanket. These can be purchased together at a cost of Rs 250 or can be purchased separately. Currently, bedrolls are provided only in AC classes in trains, now there is arrangement for sleeper class passengers to avail a takeaway bedroll kit at a highly concessional price. Moreover if a passenger of AC class also likes to buy a fresh bedroll he can also opt for this service. The bedroll kit can be booked on e-ticketing site of IRCTC.