14 months on, AC-3 economy class journey to end | India News

NEW DELHI: The Indian Railways has decided to disband the AC-3 Economy (3E) class in trains barely 14 months after introducing this new catergory. Now the 3E class will be merged with AC-3, which is officially termed 3A and the fare will be the same. The railways, while introducing the 3E as a class in September 2021, had announced that fare in these newly introduced coaches will be 6-8% less than normal AC-3 coaches.
Till now, passengers could book AC-3 Economy tickets under a separate category of “3E” in specific trains where railways offered such seats. TOI found that in several such trains, tickets under 3E category is “not available” for the next several months. Officials said the process of merging 3E with AC-3 across all trains will be completed within the next four months. The AC-3 Economy coaches have less leg space compared to normal AC-3 coaches.
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