New blankets for Rlys, to be washed after every use
Smelly blankets may soon become a thing of the past on trains, with the Railways deciding to wash them after every use. As per the plan, newly designed light-weight blankets made of soft fabric will replace the existing ones and these will be washed after every use.
Currently , blankets are washed only once or twice a month. “We are procuring blankets designed by NIFT which can be washed after every use and still last longer,“ said a senior Railways official.
National Institute of Fashion Technology has designed the fabric of the blanket, a mix of wool and cotton, which can withstand daily wash. “Since there were complaints about blankets, we have tried to address the issue. The washable blankets will be used in a few premier trains to begin with and later more trains will be covered,“ said the official.
Bartaman Patrika epaper 14-03-2016 : http://epaper.prabhatkhabar.com