Stop pinching yourself as this is happening for real!
Yes, yes, yes! The Indian Railways is all set to launch a new, state-of-the-art train that’ll have coaches with a glass ceiling. Moreover, there will be an infotainment centre that’ll make the journey of passengers all the more pleasant and enjoyable!
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According to Dr. A.K. Manocha, IRCTC Chairman and Managing Director, “The basic objective of this project is to promote tourism and woo upscale tourists from both India and abroad.
Planned to be launched in December 2016, these coaches have been designed by the Research Designs and Standards Organisation, the IRCTC, and the Integral Coach Factory.
Manocha further added, “Three such coaches will roll out from ICF, Perambur in December this year.
Those who don’t know, the work on these coaches started in 2015.
Sharing details about the interiors of these coaches, IRCTC Group General Manager, Dham Ghaj Prasad, said, “The coaches will be ultra luxurious with rotatable chairs to provide the passengers an aerial view through the partly glass ceiling”.
Ghaj said, “The first such coach is all set to roll out this month (October) itself, And, Another three coaches will be rolled out in December this year”.
“The first coach will be tagged in a regular train in the Kashmir Valley while the other two will be part of some train careening through the picturesque Araku Valley (K K Line, Waltair station) on the South-Eastern Railway,” Manocha said. “There are some trains with a glass ceiling in foreign countries, like Switzerland, which enjoy the patronage of tourists. We believe such coaches would also give a fillip to rail tourism in India,” he added. He also said that other trains having coaches with an aerial view will be decided later.
The manufacturing cost of a single coach is Rs. 4 crore, “The coaches will be ultra luxurious with rotatable chairs to provide the passengers an aerial view through the partly glass ceiling,” describing the interiors of the train. He further said that the coaches will ample leg space for passengers to be able to experience a comfortable journey.
What’s more interesting to know is the fact that these coaches will be equipped with infotainment system as well.