On an average, nearly 2.3 crore people travel every single day using Indian Railways. Keeping that in mind, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is doing some super-awesome things of late, especially in the interest of the “common man”. From spate measures to clean the railway stations to the introduction of brand new trains — Indian Railways is at its best in 2016.
Adding to the aforementioned, Indian Railways just rolled out its all new “modern-coach” and we just can’t keep calm about it. With amenities like that of a luxury train, these coaches will have way more than just your usual general coach; solely for the “common man”.
Part of 2016 rail budget, Deen Dayalu coaches are all set to get rolling. Recently, the Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu unveiled the model coach and by the look of it, one is sure that it is going places. The first of the non-AC coaches, over the period of this year, ICF will be manufacturing 415 Deen Dayalu coaches.
These unreserved coaches will run on high-density routes and though more facilities have been provided in the coach, fares will be kept the same.
Here’s what you can expect from this modern coach:
A water-purifying system (aqua-guard) to facilitate potable water.
Bio-toilets with “toilet-occupation” indication.
Provision of anti-theft arrangements, bigger and enhanced dustbins along with water-level indicators.
The coach will also be equipped with fire extinguishers.
Cushioned luggage racks and coat hooks will adorn the insides of this coach.
And an additional hand-holder provision has been made on the doorway for senior citizens.
The outside of the coach will be coated with “anti-graffiti” paint.
Increased number of mobile chargers inside the coach.
LED lights have been installed all around the coach.
There’s interior panelling with aluminium composite panels too.
An estimated cost of INR 81 lac per coach has been evaluated and close to 700 such coached will be launched in this fiscal. The coaches will be rolled in accordance with the demand.
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