In a welcome step, to improve the quality of the Supply of Hygienically Neat & Clean Bed Rolls to AC Passenger, Indian Railways is planning to set-up more mechanized laundries on 42 new locations in near future in addition to 21 existing locations. Out of 42 new locations, eight laundries are planned to be set-up in the current year. These eight locations are Bikaner, Hatia, Chakradharpur, Hubli, Mysorre, Surat, Mumbai and Dibrugarh.
There is perceptible improvement in the quality of washed linen wherever Bed Rolls are being supplied duly washed in these mechanized laundries. About 100% supervision and monitoring of quality of washed linen is being done. Nearly 30% of linen supplied on Indian Railways have been brought under these existing laundries. Once the additional 42 laundries are set-up in the near future, about 90% of linen will be covered under this scheme.