In an action to replace loss in revenue, the Railway Board will soon replace AC III-Tier coaches with AC II-Tier coaches in premium trains like Rajdhanis and Durontos.
This will be initially applicable to trains where the number of AC-II passengers is low. At least 250 such coaches across the country may be replaced.
Chairman Railway Board Ashwani Lohani said, “We have decided to get more AC-III coaches because they generate more revenue for us.”
If such a change is brought in all the 50 Rajdhani trains, it will generate around 14,400 additional berths for AC-III passengers.
Carrying 85 million passengers annually, AC-III coaches generate maximum revenue for the railways. All other AC segments together – AC I, AC II and AC chair car carry only around 55 million annually.