|General Travellers Advice for India/Nepal||Advise specific to Indian Railways
(1) AC Class:Offers air conditioned accommodation for two berth (one up & one down) or four berth (2 up & 2 down) locakable compartments for overnight journeys and air conditioned executive class seating for short journeys such as the Shatabadi express trains to Agra from Delhi ; linen/blankets; facility of shower/toilet at either end of the carriage & attendant services. Listed below is a plan view of this type of accommodation.
(2) Ist Class permits travel in AC II Tier, Standard Ist Class or AC Chaircar.There are basin/toilet facilities at either end of the carriage. Bedding is provided in AC 2 Tier but not provided in Standard Ist class but can be ordered against payment in advance at certain stations.
AC II Tier:Air conditioned corridor carriage that sleeps 46 people split up into 2 & 4 berth cubicles separated by curtains. A diagram of the layout is shown below:-
Standard Ist Class:Offers non air conditioned accommodation for two berth (one up & one down) or four berth (2 up & 2 down). Note: The policy of the Indian Railways is to phase out Standard Ist Class). This layout is similar to the plan view diagram of the Air Conditioned Class carriage but without air conditioning, bedding and in many cases without attendant services. A photo of the same is shown below:-
AC Chaircar:Air conditioned carriage with reclining seats. A photo of the same is shown below:-
(3) Second class:Seats/berths (in some cases wooden and in some cushioned) and toilets (Indian style). We do not recommend second class travel for travellers.
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