Railways will improve quality of bed linen, says Suresh Prabhu

Presenting the Budget in the Lok Sabha, he said the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in Delhi has been approached for designing bed linen.

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Railways will improve quality of bed lenen: Prabhu
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The Railways will launch a programme to improve the design, quality and cleanliness of bed linen within the next six months, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said in his maiden Railway Budget speech on Thursday.

Presenting the Budget in the Lok Sabha, he said the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in Delhi has been approached for designing bed linen.

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Additionally, the facility of online booking of disposable bedrolls at select stations is being extended to all passengers through the IRCTC portal on payment basis, Prabhu said.

"The railways will also increase the number of mechanized laundries," the minister added.

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