New Delhi: The railways ministry has decided to earmark reserved accommodation in trains for female passengers. Six berths in 3 AC class of all Rajdhani/Duronto/fully Air Conditioned trains (having 3 AC class) would be earmarked for female passengers, irrespective of their age, travelling alone or in a group of female passengers.
At present a reservation quota of 6 berths each in Sleeper class in Mail/Express trains and in 3AC class of Garib Rath Express trains has been earmarked for female passengers irrespective of age, travelling alone or in a group of female passengers. In all trains having reserved sleeping accommodation, a combined quota of six lower berths per coach in Sleeper class and 3 lower berths per coach each in AC 3 tier and AC-2 tier classes has been earmarked for senior citizens, female passengers of 45 years of age and above and pregnant women. In case of Rajdhani, Duronto and fully Air Conditioned/Express trains, the number of berths to be earmarked under this quota in 3AC is 4 lower berths per coach as against 3 lower berths per coach in normal Mail/Express trains.