A good news for train travellers! The Indian Railways is planning to launch state-of-the-art, luxury coaches for Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains. The coaches will be named as Anubhuti and will have a world of new features for the comfort of train travellers.
The luxury coaches will be manufactured at ICF (Integral Coach Factory), Chennai and are expected to be functional on prominent Shatabdi routes by the end of year 2017. The average cost of every Anubhuti coach is estimated at INR 2.5 crore. Initially, the coaches will be implemented on selected routes of Shatabdi including Delhi-Lucknow, Delhi-Jaipur, Delhi-Chandigarh and Delhi Jaipur.
Major Features of Anubhuti
Designer toilets, LCD screens, diffused lighting, plush upholstery, improved ergonomics and personal pantry- experience all this and much more in the world of Anubhuti. The new initiative by the Indian Railways is to target the ever-growing affluent set of passengers by offering world class amenities and comforts on Indian tracks.
List of Features on Anubhuti Coaches
GPS Information based system
Toilet Occupancy Indicators
Automatic inter- communication sliding doors
Seats with infotainment systems and an attendant calling facility
Coaches with LED Lighting
Modular toilets with touch-free amenities
A composite Mini-pantry
Coaches with LHB-type air conditioned executive chair cars
More leg room with maximum seating capacity of 56 passengers
The tariffs are yet to be decided but railways officials have indicated a higher ticket price (20 to 25% hike) as compared to the existing fares for first class and executive travel.