New Delhi: Sleeping time cut by an hour for train passengers. The new rule will be applicable to all reserved coaches with sleeping facilities. If you a frequent train traveller, you must have witnessed those tiresome fights over berths and stretched sleep time.
In its effort to provide a comfortable travel to its passengers and put an end to those unnecessary quarrels that break out due to oversleeping passengers on different berths, the Railways has decided to reduce the official sleeping hours in its trains by an hour.
The latest circular by the railway board says that the passengers in the reserved coaches can only sleep between 10 pm and 6 am to allow others to sit on the seats for the rest of the time. The earlier permissible sleep time was between 9 pm and 6 am.
The new rule will be applicable to all reserved coaches with sleeping facilities. The circular, however, makes an exception for sick people, persons with disability, and pregnant women.
The Railways has been trying to revitalise its wide rail network in the country and taking initiatives for a enhanced passenger experience. From on-board entertainment, refurbished coach interiors, comfortable seats, improved sanitation infrastructure and maintenance of cleanliness on superfast trains such as Rajdhani and Shatabdi to hygienic ways of handling food, special trolleys, clean linen and an option to give instant feedback on the food served on a tablet, the Railways is finally on the right track.