x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Secure their release but leave people at mercy of terrorists, elements sitting across LoC | Proposal for Fast Track Courts trashed, lakhs of cases pile up for years | Hr Edu deptt' decisions leave contractual faculty members in distress | Three former CMs caged in Kashmir; separatists free | Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad talks to people to assess situation in Kashmir | Three arrested for publicising JeM threat posters in Pulwama | Two overground workers of JeM held in south Kashmir | In post Article-370 Kashmir, local militants outnumber foreigners | Carmel convent celebrated International Peace Day | Stephens International organizes litter cleanup day | Five sport climbers selected for Indian Sport Climbing team | CVPPPL holds 8th annual general meeting | Display Your Talent-2019: fine-arts activities held | Guru Ravi Dass Sabha protests over demolition of temple in Delhi | DIPR holds awareness programme on 'Protection of Children from Sexual Violence' | Major crackdown on LeT, HM OGW network in Kishtwar town, peripheral areas | SSP Traffic Rural ML Kaith launches special drive against violators | Advisor Sharma represents JK at GST Council Meet | Long pending demands of people of J&K fullfilled: Chander Mohan Sharma | Advisor Skandan to meet public in Srinagar on Sept 23 | Center has started process to provide 50,000 jobs in Kashmir: Shekhawat | Rajesh Jain elected president of AOI | Justice Magray visits Juvenile Observation Home | Mankotia seeks holiday on Maharaja Hari Singh's birth anniversary | 13,500 Solar Home Lighting Systems to be distributed on 50% subsidy in Kishtwar | Bipul Pathak reviews working of ICDS | Awareness prog on "Solid Waste Management, No Plastic, Polythene usage' held | SSC exams: District admin Kulgam flags-off candidates to Jammu | DC Leh inspects development works | DIPR holds symposium on Drug de-addiction | JSS Kathua celebrates Investure ceremony | Pushp Vatika celebrates colors week | Five day Patrol Leaders camp conludes | MLZS organizes Scouts & Guide "PARVESH " camp | Tug-of-War for fitness organized | GCOE Celebrate World Peace Day | SMVDU Organizes Invited Talk on Atman of Biological System | Judicial Review of Preventive Detention under J&K Public Safety Act, 1978 | Of new national education policy | 16 animals die as Pak army pounds civilian areas along LoC in Rajouri, Poonch | Around 4 lakh devotees likely to visit Vaishno Devi during Navratras | Digitalization of Land Records: Advisor Skandan reviews progress in Jammu | Army commander reaches out to locals in south Kashmir | Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Plastic waste: DC to villagers | DC interacts with Councilors' of Lakhanpur Committee | Day 48: Restrictions lifted in most parts of Kashmir | Power shut down | Army porter died due to electrocution | Kashmiri Pandits seek Centre's nod to visit J&K, meet leaders | Nearly 7000 ceasefire violations by Pakistan in Jammu, Kashmir | NSS organises informative lecture | Govt takes preventive measures to maintain peace | AF flags-off "Glory Run" expedition to commemorate Kargil war heroes | PG College Rajouri celebrates World Peace Day | District admin flags off first batch of 12 MAITRI for training at Bathinda | NDS demands renaming of Jammu Radio Station | BBIA hails Union Finance Minister's fiscal sops for Corporate Sector | Ravinder Sharma urges upon Govt to restore normalcy | PM's desire of ''hugging Kashmiris'' hollow: NC | PNC approves 15 land acquisition cases, fixes rates under compulsory acquisition | Apple production soars due to high-density plants in Kashmir | Cong flays BJP for not solving day-to-day problems of people | DDC interacts with PRIs at Ramban | Rajput Sabha condemns Govt's failure to nab Parihar brothers' killers | ABS raises concern about public services | DDC holds public outreach programme at Basantgarh | YRS demands holiday on Birthday of Maharaja Hari Singh | Div Com reviews implementation of projects in Higher Education Department | Three day entrepreneurship awareness Camp concludes | Dr Abhishek gives faculity lecture at Harayana Ophthalmology Conference | Strengthening religion will form basis of strong nation: Sethi | Blood donation open camp organized | One day awareness programme held | Dogra College of Education organizes seminar on Maharaja Hari Singh | Hindi Pakhwada celebrated in NHPC Regional Office | Back Issues  
 
news details
Muslin wraps with state-specific designs may replace blankets in AC coaches of Railways
5/19/2019 11:36:11 AM


New Delhi ,May 19
Passengers travelling on air-conditioned coaches of Indian Railways will soon have lighter and printed Dohar or muslin wraps with state-specific designs printed on them instead of woolen blankets, said a railway official.

This comes after the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) July 2017 report rapped the railways for dirty blankets. Following the criticism, in April 2018, the railway changed the specification and started planning to move towards lighter blankets.

“Every state has some specialty when it comes to blankets. For instance, the Mahabodhi Express might have blanket with Buddha printed on it and Telangana Express might havelocal specialty and Rajasthan is famous for Jaipuri razayi. We have issued directions to zonal railways to purchase Dohar keeping in mind the local touch,” said Rajesh Aggarwal, member (rolling stock) of the railway board. Aggarwal said the process of placing orders for the new wraps has been started, and in a few months, new blanket will start replacing the old one.

“However, few woolen blankets in every coach will be available on demand basis in case passenger feels cold. The staff on board the train is asked to maintain the temperature in a way that passenger is not required woolen blanket,” said another railway official.

“Maintenance of woolen blanket is an issue for us and once it is replaced with a muslin one, which can be cleaned easily, we will preferably wash it on every usage,” said another official.

The CAG had collected data on number of blankets in use and those washed during the review (2012-2013 to 2015-2016) period in 33 selected depots of coaches.

It was found that in 14 selected depots, under nine zonal railways, no blankets had been dry-washed in the said period. And except for seven depots under five zonal railways, linens had not been sanitised in the other selected depots, the CAG had said.

Last year, the Railways had issued specifications instructing that the blankets be washed twice a month instead of existing practice of once in two months. As per the specifications, the material for the blankets was also to be changed to a washable-friendly material.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU