NEW DELHI: Railway passengers can look forward to more comfortable and hygienic journies as smelly blankets are going to be a thing of the past with the ministry deciding to procure from the National Institute of Fashion Technology blankets that can be washed on a daily basis.
As per the plan, newly designed lightweight 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. The NIFT has designed the fabric of the blanket, a mix of wool and cotton.
Not only the blanket but the entire bedroll has been redesigned by the NIFT with a new colour combination. So the bedsheets and pillow covers are all going to sport a new look. Besides, the interiors of the coaches are also being modified to match the colour of the curtains and bedsheets.