By looking at the increasing demands of air-conditioned coaches, Indian railway is going to increase 3AC coaches in long distance trains. According to Railway’s data, between April 1, 2016 and March 10, 2017, 3AC coaches carried 17% of total passengers in long-distance trains accounted for 32.60% of all the earnings from passenger fares.
Here are the statistics:
Demand for 3AC class with passenger share rising from 16.69 per cent last year to 17.15 per cent.
Increase in passenger earnings from 32.60% last year to 33.65% between April 1, 2016 to March 10, 2017.
Sleeper classes carried 59.78% passengers which contributed 44.78% to passenger earnings.