New Delhi, Jul 3: The Indian Railways will introduce several new facilities on the trains to improve the cleanliness in trains and also to make the journey more comfortable for the passengers.
Mamata Banerjee said, "the Indian Railways will expand 'On Board House Keeping Scheme' (OBHS) to cover 200 additional pairs of trains during the current financial year."
"It will take up improved linen management to bring about a significantly improved quality of washing, through modern mechanized automated laundries," she added.
The Railway Budget presented on Jul 3 also envisages the trials of vacuum toilets similar to those used in aircrafts on a few coaches. Field trials are also being conducted for introducing environment friendly green toilets.
She mentioned the difficulties being faced by women, children and aged persons while commuting in DEMU and MEMU trains where the travel time is less than four hours as the toilets are not provided in such trains.
She said that Railways are now planning to provide toilet facilities where journey is more than two hours.