New Delhi, Dec 5: The Indian Railways has decided to reserve six more berths in AC-3 tier of Rajdhani, Duranto and other fully air-conditioned trains except the Garib Rath Express.
"It has been decided that a reservation quota of six berths in 3AC class of all Rajdhani, Duronto, fully air-conditioned trains should be earmarked for female passengers, irrespective of their age, travelling alone or in a group of female passengers," a Railway Board circular read. A senior Railway Ministry official told IANS that the circular was issued on November 30.
The official said that the new quota was in addition to a combined quota of four lower berths per coach allotted in AC 3-tier for senior citizens, female passengers above the age of 45 years and pregnant women.
According to officials, railways currently offer a reservation quota of six sleeper class berths in every Mail or Express train for female passengers, travelling alone or in a group.The railways currently provides a quota of six berths per train in 3 AC of Garib Rath Express trains for women.