New Delhi, 23 March 2022: Rail Coach Factory, Kaputhala rolled out first rake of 15 AC three-tier economy class coaches

   on 31.05.2021.

Main features and improved facilities provided are as follows:

      1. Capacity of 83 berths as against 72 berths of AC three-tier coach.
      2. Provided with one disabled friendly toilet.
      3. AC ducting redesigned to provide individual AC vents for each berth.
      4. Improved and modular design of seats & berths, foldable snack tables & water holders.
      5. Individual reading lights, mobile charging points with USB ports.
      6. Improved fire safety furnishing compliant to EN 45545-2 HL3 standard.

Subject to operational feasibility, traffic pattern & availability of Rolling Stock, induction of economy class coaches is being undertaken over Indian railways. As on 15.03.2022, 65 economy class coaches have been inducted over Indian Railways.

This information was given by the Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronic & Information Technology, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.