The Indian Railways has brought in a new innovative design in its seating arrangement that will make passengers journey more comfortable. The new design will benefit the passengers on side lower berth seats. The side berth is now designed to even the gap between the two seats that can make it comfortable for the passengers when they would want to sleep or rest their back.
The railways targeted this particular bug and to correct it, they modified the seating by bringing in an innovative design for the lower berth seats for the comfort of passengers in sleeper class. Therefore to ease the journey of the commuters, the railway board has provided an additional plank on the side of the seats that can be pulled out when the seats are folded. This plank provides extra support by removing the break in between.
The ac two-tier passengers have been complaining about this issue for a long time now. The same fares are charged for normal and side berths even though the side berths do not offer any extra space or comfort despite being charged a higher cost.
A video has been shared by the Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal about the change in the seating arrangement depicting how the new system works. Watch the video to know how Indian Railways have modified side lower berths. The innovation appears to have been added in the second ac coach. In the video, it can be seen that an extra folding has been attached to the side of the lower berth seats. The cushioned folding is the size of a bed or a bench that covers the gap when the two seats are joined. If a passenger needs to rest they can pull up the folding from the side of the seats and place it on the top of the unevenly joined seats.
Indian Railways is trying their best to make the journey of passengers more comfortable. One of the examples of this is the change made in the side lower berths so that passengers can travel with ease.
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