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Indian Railways to introduce new Economy AC coaches soon

Ministry of Railways
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Train passengers will soon have option of travelling in a new class of ‘Economy AC coaches’ with fares less than normal 3AC tariff. The proposed fully AC train will have three-tier Economy AC coaches besides AC-3, AC-2 and AC-1 classes as part of the transformation exercise. An added feature would be automatic doors.

A senior Railway Ministry official said that there will not be any chilling effect like in other AC classes and the temperature will be fixed around 24-25 degrees. He said, the aim is to make the passengers comfortable and not them feel the outside heat.
However, He said the details of the Economy AC class are to be worked out before deciding for manufacturing such coaches.
The railways is exploring an idea to introduce fully AC trains in select routes, aiming to provide comfort by facilitating AC travel for maximum passengers.

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