Special berths for women in trains

Railways have made special arrangements for women in long-distance trains, the Rajya Sabha was told on Friday.

Updated: Dec 10, 2010, 18:52 PM IST

New Delhi: Railways have made special
arrangements for women in long-distance trains, the Rajya
Sabha was told on Friday.
Six berths in sleeper class in Mail and Express trains
are reserved for women. In addition, second class
accommodation for women in the second class-cum-luggage-cum
guard`s coach (SLR) is already earmarked in most of the long
distance trains, Minister of State for Railways E Ahamed said
in a written reply.
Ahamed said that a combined quota of two lower berths per
coach in sleeper, air-conditioned 3 tier and air-conditioned 2
tier classes for senior citizens, female passengers of 45
years of age and above and pregnant women, when travelling
alone, has also been provided by Railways.

PTI