Disposable eco-friendly towels, pillow covers for Rajdhani Express.
Eco-friendly disposable hand towels and pillow covers for passengers have been introduced by Western Railway (WR) for the Hazrat Nizamuddin-Bandra Rajdhani Express.
These towels and pillow covers were introduced on a trial basis on the Mumbai-Central Jaipur line where it received positive feedback.Over 2,300 pillow covers and hand towels made of biodegradable cotton are being distributed per round trip. This disposable towel costs Rs 4.75 a piece while other standard towel can cost close to Rs 6 per piece.An average of five complaints per month related to linen hygiene are received by WR’s Mumbai division keeping in view the this service has been introduced. The railway board wants to carry out more trials before extending it to other trains- WR chief said.
According to the railway official- The hand towels are also the most misused as many people wipe their shoes with them. When such towels are sent to the laundry, the product does not get properly cleaned.
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