10 June 2017

Introduction of Blanket Covers in First AC Coaches -to ensure supply of hygienic blankets

Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, SCR advised officials to implement innovative idea of supplying blankets with covers to the passengers in order to ensure cleanliness and hygiene. As per the guidelines of the General Manager and in tune with the Railway Board directives, SCR head quarters conducted trails by supplying blankets in covers for a period of six months both at Hyderabad and Secunderabad coaching depots in Mumbai Express and in Nizamuddin Duranto Express respectively. The blankets with different coloured cover for o­nward and return journey have been supplied to the passengers. An excellent feedback has been rewarded by the passengers during trail period, 79% of the passengers indicated the new scheme as excellent and 21% marked it as very good. o­n the basis of feedback from passengers with enhanced satisfaction, the new scheme has been approved by the General Manager to implement o­n all the 1st AC coaches of trains originating from Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

Accordingly, Shri Arjun Mundiya, Chief Mechanical Engineer, SCRhas launched the innovative scheme of supplying theblankets with covers to the first AC passengers in Devagiri Express at SecunderabadRailway station today i.e; o­n 9th June, 2017. Shri Amit Vardan, Divisional Railway Manager, Secunderabad formally distributed the blankets with covers at Hyderabad Railway station to the 1st AC passengers travelling in Godavari Express.

This scheme will be implemented o­n regular basis in all the trains having first AC coaches viz., Charminar Express, Mumbai Express, Telangana Express and Hyderabad-Narsapur Express leaves Hyderabad Station and Falaknuma Express, Narayanadri Express, Ajantha Express, Simhapuri Express, Secunderabad-Lokmanyatilak Duranto Express, Secunderabad-Visakhpatnam Duranto Express, Secundrabad-Hazrath Nizamuddin Duranto Express, Secunderabad-Shalimar Superfast Express and Secunderabad-Visakhpatnamweekly superfast express originating from Secunderabad Station.