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Railways to have disposal towels in AC class; no reuse to help save costs

The instructions say towels will have a minimum 50% of cotton and be of 'spunlace non-woven material, with a size of 40 cm x 30 cm

Shine Jacob  |  New Delhi 

Next time you get down from a train, cabin announcements could be reminding you to take the towel along, just as they now tell you to destroy or take away the Rail Neer water bottles. The Indian Railways (IR) has decided to replace the reusable towels it gives passengers in the air-conditioned (AC) class with disposable, cotton-rich, ones.

The order was issued to all rail zones on June 26. "These towels will be more environment- friendly and help address the issue of supply of unclean towels. Towel material will be cotton. The move may be extended to other linen like ...

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First Published: Tue, July 03 2018. 17:28 IST
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