Travelling on sleeper class will become more comfortable from now because train passengers can book bedrolls online. They can also do this at the IRCTC-run food outlets at stations.
Initially, the facility will be introduced on a trial basis at four stations this month. These stations are New Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) and Mumbai Central.
Passengers can avail this facility by paying Rs 140 for two bed sheets and a pillow and Rs 110 for a blanket. These can be purchased together at a cost of Rs 250 or can be purchased separately.
Currently, bedrolls are provided only in AC classes in trains, now there is arrangement for sleeper class passengers to avail a takeaway bedroll kit at a highly concessional price.
Moreover if a passenger of AC class also likes to buy a fresh bedroll he can also opt for this service. The bedroll kit can be booked on e-ticketing site of IRCTC.