THE INDIAN Railways may stop providing blankets, pillows, hand towels and sheets in its air-conditioned coaches when it resumes full services, even after the pandemic ends.
While a formal decision is yet to be taken, the issue is learnt to have been discussed at a high-level video conference between Railway Board top brass and zonal and divisional officials earlier this week.
Three top officials who attended the video conference confirmed this to The Indian Express. “We are moving in that direction,” said a senior Railway Ministry official.
Sources said a committee is being formed to decide what to do with the mechanised mega laundries, set up to wash the linen under the Build-Operate-Own-Transfer model across India.