Linen Trolleys in Trains by Indian Railway
Indian Railway has introduced Linen Trolleys in Trains as part of the development and modernisation of railway , railway announced through a press release. Following are the details of Linen Trolleys in trains by Indian Railway.
Indian Railways has introduced “linen trolleys” for distributing bedroll among passengers in air-conditioned coaches. The Pune-Ahmedabad Duronto is among the first trains to introduce the facility on a pilot basis. The trolleys have been put to use for the past couple of days, a famous newspaper reported.
“The trolleys are 90x36x75 cm in size. The carriage bag is detachable and hence can be washed from time to time. They are collapsible and can be fit inside the coach attendant’s cupboard. At a time, it can carry as many as 120 bedsheets. It also has a provision for brakes at the rear wheels for better control,” said Sunil Udasri, the Chief Public Relations Officer, Central Railways.
Officials said now linen is carried and distributed by the attendants by hand. It is not only cumbersome for them but might also lead to dirtying of the bedsheets and towels before being handed over to passengers.
“The trolley might help us improve the cleanliness situation of the bedsheets. It will also improve the railways’ image as people may get a feel of airline service,” said another official.
Officials said very soon three other long-distance trains running from Pune — Pune-Howrah Duronto Express, Pune-Jammu Tawi Jhelum Express and Pune-Hazrat Nizamuddin Duronto Express — would get the “linen trolley”.
Highlights of the Linen Trolleys in Trains by Indian Railway
- On board linen distribution trolley has been introduced in Pune-Ahemdabad Duronto Express.
- Size 90x36x75cm
- Detachable and washable bag attached to the trolley frame
- Fully collapsible, fits in attandent’s cupboard
- Capacity 120 Bedsheets
- Provision of brakes at the rear wheels