In order to check the misuse of hand towels given to passengers travelling in air-conditioned (AC) compartments of various trains, the Jaipur division of North Western Railway (NWR) has started giving out disposable hand towels in eight of its trains.
According to the officials of the Jaipur division of NWR, earlier it was found that the passengers travelling in AC compartments used to either take away these hand towels or misused them and then they were thrown away.
“It was observed that the passengers either took the towels with them or they were seen cleaning their shoes and other things during the train journey. Thus, we have started to give disposable hand towels to passengers travelling in eight trains including Jaipur to Lucknow, Lucknow to Jaipur, Jaipur-Bandra Terminal, Bandra Terminal to Jaipur, Jaipur to Bhopal, Bhopal to Jaipur, Jaipur to Indore Superfast and Indore to Jaipur Superfast,” said a senior officer of Jaipur division of NWR on Thursday.
Officers said that these towels would be started in every train after seeing the response. “We have started giving disposable hand towels; we have also kept some earlier used towels for the aged and other passengers. We will also keep the cloth towels until all the passengers get into the habit of using disposable towels ,” the officer added.