Indian trains set for plush makeover under Make in India initiative

Source:  indiatoday.intoday.in

The prototype of the 24-coach train with plush interiors, enhanced safety, speed and aesthetically designed colour pattern, is ready and awaiting clearance before being inducted for passenger service.

With plush interiors, enhanced safety, speed and aesthetically designed colour pattern, the Indian trains are set for a makeover as part of Indian Railways’ Make in India initiative. The prototype of the 24-coach train is ready and awaiting clearance before being inducted for passenger service.

The coaches have been designed with improved interior furnishings to appeal passengers of all age groups. According to railway officials, 111 such luxury coaches, including air-conditioned and general coaches, will be ready by June 2016 and thereafter a decision on its continuation will be taken.

In another development, the railway ministry has given its nod to making of ‘Anubhooti’ coaches, the ultra-modern coaches for executive chair cars in Shatabdi Express across the country. “The railway board has given its nod to making of ‘Anubhooti’ coaches keeping in view the comfort of upper class passengers.

The construction of coaches will begin soon,” said an Indian Railway official. Officials said these coaches will be manufactured at Integral Coach Factory in Chennai. More info

 

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