8 Interesting Facts about the Swanky, 200 Kmph, Made-In-India Coaches Coming Soon


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The Indian Railways is all set to unveil modern high speed coaches this month. The first consignment is expected to be ready before March. The rest are said to be ready by June. It consists of two AC coaches and two executive coaches.

1. The coaches will have an electro-pneumatically assisted brake system and will operate at a speed of 200 kmph.

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At present, the fastest train in India is the Gatimaan Express that runs between Delhi and Agra with a top speed of 160 kmph.

2. The coaches will feature the colours of a Cheetah – the fastest land animal.

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These have been developed in association with the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.

3. These coaches will also have automatically sliding doors as well as a better dust, sound, and heat insulation system.

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According to an official another feature of these new coaches is the improved and wider inter-car vestibule area between them, which will help reduce dirt and reduce the noise level.

4. The coaches will be aesthetically pleasing with ergonomically designed seats.

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5. Fire and smoke detection alarms will be installed in them and vacuum evacuation assisted toilets will be fitted.

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6. There will be touchless taps, hand dryers and soap dispensers in the washrooms.

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7. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu had announced in the last Budget that a total of 20 coaches are being manufactured at the Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala, Punjab.

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These involve 14 AC chair cars, 3 Executive chair cars and 3 Power cars

8. While a normal coach costs Rs. 2.5 crore, the new one is expected to cost Rs. 3.25 crore.

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So get ready to reach your destination sooner!

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