Sleeping time for train passengers cut by an hour, except for sick people, disabled & pregnant women
To make rail travel more comfortable for passengers and to stop fights that break out due to oversleeping passengers on different berths, the Railways has decided to reduce official sleeping hours in its trains by an hour.
Passengers in reserved coaches can only sleep between 10 pm and 6 am to allow others to sit on the seats for the rest of the time. The earlier permissible sleep time was between 9 pm and 6 am.
The new rule will apply to all reserved coaches with sleeping facilities. There will be an exception made for sick people, the disabled, and pregnant women.
The Railways introduced the new rule based on feedback from passengers over sleeping arrangements.
The sleeping time was reduced by an hour because some passengers go to sleep as soon as they board the train and this irritates fellow passengers.