The Indian Railways IRCTC has restarted to provide bedrolls and blanket services in multiple trains across India from April 2022. The Indian Railways will now provide passengers in AC coaches with pillows, blankets, sheets and towels in a sealed cover as part of bedroll and blanket services free of cost, as part of the ticket price. The services of providing the linen and blankets were earlier discontinued by the Railway authorities as a precautionary step against the Covid-19 pandemic. Only a few trains were providing the services at an additional cost.
Railway officials announced in May 2020 that passengers won’t be provided with blankets and curtains in AC coaches. Passengers were advised to bring their own blankets for long journeys and the AC temperature stayed confined to 24-25 degree celsius.
As per officials, 92 trains of Northern Railways have now commenced the curtain provision, meanwhile, 26 trains have commenced the linen and bedroll provisions. Starting today, 23 more trains will start the bedroll services including the Indore-Dehradun express and Jammu Tawi-Kanpur central superfast train.
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Hazrat Nizamuddin- Thiruvanthapuram Rajdhani express and Gomti express will commence the bedroll services from April 6, while Vaishno Devi Katra-Ghazipur city express trains will commence the services from April 7 onwards.
Now passengers won’t have to worry about carrying the required linens or bedroll during their train journeys. They can now avail the provisions and enjoy their journeys.