The Railway Ministry has given the go-ahead to the pilot project of E-Bedroll that allows passengers to avail bedroll kits through online booking and from over the counter at select outlets set up by the IRCTC on the stations. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu recently inaugurated the facility at Chennai Central Station.
The facility was initiated at Trivandrum Station too. Passengers can avail this facility by paying `140 for two bed sheets and a pillow, `110 for a blanket. These can be purchased together at a cost of `250 or can be purchased separately.
The facility can be availed by passengers having confirmed e-tickets at the time of ticketing or up to four hours prior to the scheduled departure of the train on the basis of online payment. Online booking of bedroll kit will also be offered to confirmed passengers other than e-ticket holders up to four hours prior to the scheduled departure of the train. The booked bedroll will be supplied at the berth of the passenger by IRCTC.