Railway to focus on design and comfort


The Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has said that the Railways will launch a programme to improve design, quality and cleanliness of bed linen within the next six months. He said, National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Delhi has been approached for designing bed linen. Presenting the Railway Budget 2015-16 in Parliament today Shri Prabhu said, additionally, the facility of online booking of disposable bedrolls at select stations is being extended to all passengers through the IRCTC portal on payment basis. The Railways will also increase the number of mechanized laundries, the Minister added.