On Board House Keeping Services (OBHS) has been planned to be implemented in all Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto and other important long distance Mail/Express trains. This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways KH Muniyappa in written reply to a question in LokSabha.
The plan will include cleaning of coach toilets, doorways, aisles and passenger compartments during the run of the trains. The scheme has so far been implemented in around 300 trains. Other important trains as identified by Zonal Railways are also planned for provision of OBHS.
OBHS facility can be provided on those trains satisfying laid down parameters such as journey time/period, coach type etc. Cost of provision of OBHS may vary from train to train and depends upon the number and type of coaches, journey time/period etc. Identification of trains for provision of OBHS scheme, as per requirements, is an ongoing process.