Railways: Indian Railways is the lifeline of the country and millions of people travel on it every day. The train has several types of coaches which provide convenience to passengers of all classes. For those who can afford more, there are AC coaches and for those who belong to the middle class, there are sleeper and general coaches.
Apart from this, luxury lifestyle and special arrangements have also been provided in the train. However, there is a huge difference in the fare of the train from general to AC coach. In such a situation, the question comes in the mind of the people that what such facility is available in First AC due to which its fare is higher? Let’s know more…
It seems to be AC
Just as the third AC and second AC coaches of the train have AC, the same AC is installed in the first AC coach. But due to the number of seats and private space, the fare of First AC is higher. The third AC coach has a sleeper-like seating arrangement and is equipped with AC. Hence, the prices are slightly lower. But, in First AC the arrangement is slightly different. The first AC coaches do not have side seats.
Privacy is available
First AC coaches have separate cabins and sliding doors. A cabin has two or four seats and does not have an upper berth system. Many coaches also have wash basins in the first AC. If you have two people, you can use it as a single room. You can lock its door from inside and the floor of this cabin is also carpeted. Therefore, due to the availability of privacy, its fare is higher.
Food is served on the train
While the rest of the coaches have food from outside the train, the first AC coach has a restaurant-like cart menu for passengers to order food of their choice. This facility is available only on some trains.
Food is included in the ticket
If you are thinking that you get free food in the first AC coach, then it is not at all like that. The money for food is taken from you by adding it to the ticket fare. Therefore, the fare of first AC class is expensive.
First AC seats are wider and more comfortable than second and third AC seats. You can use the ladder to go to the top seat in the first AC. Whereas, in third AC and second AC, you have to work a little hard to get to the upper seat or berth.