The Ministry of Railways will make passengers travel in AC class at cheap fares. For this, economy AC 3 tier coaches are being prepared. These coaches will be like normal AC 3 tier coaches. Under the scheme, some coaches have been prepared and started to be installed in the train. Now a target has been set to prepare 806 coaches for the financial year 2021-22. 344 coaches are being manufactured in Antigral Coach Factory (ICF), 177 in Rail Coach Factory (RCF) and 285 in Modern Coach Factory (MCF). According to the board official, all coaches will be fitted in trains by March 2021. Apart from this, more economy AC coaches will be made after approval from the board.
That’s why it will be cheaper to travel than normal AC 3 tier
Traveling in these coaches will be cheaper as compared to the normal AC class. According to railway officials, the number of berths in economy AC coaches is more. The normal AC third class coach has 72 berths, whereas it will have 11 more ie 83 berths. For this, the gap between the berths has been reduced a bit by the Railways. According to officials, due to the reduction of the gap, passengers will not be inconvenienced. Apart from this, the length of the side berth has been kept the same.
These special features
Economy AC 3 tier coach has individual light for reading, AC vents, USB point, mobile charging point, better ladder to climb to the upper berth and special snack table. Along with this, foot operating tabs have been installed in the toilet.