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Blog Entry# 6092197
Posted: Jun 11 (21:09)

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Last Response: Jun 13 (07:19)
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Jun 11 (21:09)   13287/South Bihar Express (PT)
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First Experience in 3AC Economy

Got to travel in 3AC Economy for the first time on 1st June 2024 in South Bihar Express from Raipur to Tatanagar (/pnr/post/6061416) as the tickets weren't available in 3AC. Noticed several points-

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Coach was 2022 made NR owned.
2. Interiors are appealing except the seat cover
3. Cushioning is apt, comfort is good.
4. Leg spacing has been reduced by some inches, which may not be a problem if your legs are not long enough or you can keep your legs restricted. My height is long enough but the passenger in front of me kept his legs on the seat so it was not an issue for me.
5. Bottle holders are a new innovation. But the problem is that these holders are made of plastic and can be easily broken with some force. Another problem is that for lower seat passengers, the bottle holders will bump the heads of passengers if they sleep keeping their heads towards the window (which happens to be my allotted seat).
6. Seat widths are reduced, but not an issue for me due to my width😝
7. The entry gate inside the coach was sliding gate, unlike pushing gate in most 3AC coaches.
8. 2 charging sockets per 8 passengers is what I found very awful.
9. 2 charging sockets, so two plastic mobile holders. And lo, both were broken.
10. Reading lamps were all in working condition.
11. AC Vent is at the ceiling and as well as small vents are given for all seats. The vents were broken and very less cool air was coming out of the vent.
12. Most awful is the climbing stairs. 3 steps for Middle and Upper berths, and 2 for Side Upper berth. Anyone can easily fall from the stairs.
13. Upper berth passengers have a hard time trying to sit on the berth.
14. Handles are present on both sides for assisting the passengers of upper berth to climb to their respective seats.

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Useful
Yes functional. But the point is now companies have upgraded to C-C cables and so have many passengers. I still have B-C cable so could use it.
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Didn't use washrooms this time
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Oh,you are lucky 😊😊
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I only travelled once in 3E
Patna to Darbhanga in Jaynagar Intercity 🥺🥲
So I don't consider my experience to be of any Standard whatsoever.😂
But yeah it's way comfortable option than AC Chair Car or something Non AC.
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go for a longer journey as I'm tall and 'wide' enough to be uncomfortable 😂
Washrooms are hell nowadays irrespective of Class. Either hold it, or put a Rail Madad Complaint before using or have plenty of Deodrant and Toilet Sanitizer to stay alive 😂

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I mostly don't use washrooms during journeys as I rarely go on very long journeys of 12+ hours. I use them only for urinals until emergency. This time also, didn't dare to enter the washrooms although there was no filthy smell at the gates😂
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