Lower berth in 3AC coach to be reserved for differently-abled
Now, differently-abled passengers will not face any problem in getting a lower berth in Third AC coaches as the Indian Railways has fixed quota for 'Divyangs' in 3AC of mail and express trains to make the journey hassle-free. Currently, there is a provision for lower berth quota in sleeper class only.
A lower berth in 3AC coach will be reserved for 'Divyangs' in trains and the necessary software is being readied for this, said a senior Railway Ministry official. The railway move comes close on the heels of an incident in which a wheelchair-bound athlete faced difficulty in securing a lower berth. Alloted an upper berth, Subarna Raj, the medal winning para-athlete, could not get a lower berth in the Nagpur- Nizamuddin Garib Rath express and had to sleep on the floor of the train.