GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (Bharat. Sarkar)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (Rail Mantralya)
New Delhi, dated 07.04.2016
Chief Commercial Managers,
All Zonal Railways.
(COMMERCIAL CIRCULAR No16 OF 2016)
Sub: Earmarking of accommodation for women passengers in ‘all Passenger and Local trains in the middle of the train
The Cabinet Committee on Empowerment of Women (2014-15) in their fifth reports (Sixteenth Lok Sabha) have urged the Railways to examine the possibility of moving the ladies’ coaches in all Passenger and Local trains to the middle of the train.
2. In View of the recommendation of the Committee, it has been decided that to the extent feasible in all Passenger and Local trains, unreserved accommodation for women passengers should be earmarked in the middle of the train. There will, however, be no change in case of suburban train.
3. Necessary instructions may be issued to all cancerued. Any remarshalling, if proposed, should be with the written consent of the concerned CPTMS.
4. Wide publicity may be given through all possible means to make general public aware of these changes.
Director Passenger Marketing
Source: Railway Board's Website