With a view to give even more travel benefits to the female passengerstravelling via trains in the country, the Indian Railway Catering and TourismCorporation (IRCTC) has recently revealed its new plans to keep six berths ineach train that will be reserved exclusively for women passengers in the 3ACclass of all Duronto, Rajdhani, and other fully air conditioned trains.
The online arm of the Indian Railways wants to exclude the Garib Rath Expressfrom the new reservation rule, as per the latest reports and statements.According to the Railway Board circular, all the Duronto, Rajdhani, and fullair-conditioned trains should reserve six coaches for female travellersnotwithstanding their age or whether travelling alone or in a group.This newly introduced female berth quota is in addition to a consolidated quotaof four lower berths per coach allotted in AC 3-tier for female passengers, andsenior citizens above 45 years of age, as well as pregnant women.
Until now, the railways were offering a reservation quota of six sleeper classberths in all Express or Mail trains for women travellers. In addition, therailways reserves six berths for female passengers in every train in the 3AC ofGarib Rath Express.
With such developments taking place in the country, we do look forward to brighter and better days!