Polyester-made bed rolls for rail passengers

Polyester-made bed rolls for rail passengers

New Delhi, Feb 2 (PTI) Faced with increasing complaints about unhygienic bedrolls being provided in trains, the Railways have decided to replace the present lot with polyester-made ones across all classes of travel.

This will help the railways attain the two-fold aim of ensuring delivery of clean bed rolls and maintaining their durability, a railway official said.

He said Railways have also decided to replace the bed rolls every one-and-half year instead of three years.

“Instructions have been issued to all railway zones to switch over to polyester materials,” the official said, adding, the replacement will be done in a phased manner.

Railways’ also plan to set up state-of-the-art laundry units to provide clean bed sheets, blankets, pillow covers and towels in trains, the official said.

The official said the plan to introduce biodegradable bedrolls has been dropped.



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