The Ministry of
Railways has decided that the methodology followed regarding supply of
bedrolls in Sleeper Class of Duronto Express trains should also be
adopted for Garib Rath Express trains. The passengers will now be
required to give the option for the bedrolls while booking ticket by
Garib Rath express trains and pay requisite charges @ Rs. 25/- per
bedroll at the Booking Counter itself. Similar provision will be made
for passengers booking tickets through internet.
The above provisions for supply of bedrolls in Garib Rath Express trains
shall be implemented on trial basis for a period of six months to assess
the demand for bedrolls by these trains under the scheme.
At present, these bedrolls are supplied to the passengers on demand and
charges collected separately from the passengers. Of late, frequent
complaints are received from various sources regarding supply of used
bedroll or half set of bedroll to the passengers, excess charging of
passengers, non-issuance of receipt etc. Apart from causing discontent
amongst passengers, this also leads to loss of revenue to the Railways.
Once the necessary modifications in the software are made, all Zonal
Railways will be intimated the date of effect for the implementation of
above mentioned scheme.