Rail Budget 2016: Proposed Smart Coaches to Have These 8 Amazing Features. Let’s Bring Them In!

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Indian Railways is planning to launch smart coaches with luxurious interiors that will make train journeys more comfortable for travellers. The plan will most likely be announced in the Railway Budget to be presented in Parliament on February 25.

According to a report in The Times of India, the coaches will have WiFi connections, water vending machines and a lot more. Here are eight things to look forward to:

1. Smart coaches will have passenger information systems with audio announcements similar to aeroplanes. Interactive voice-based assistance from the train conductors will also be available.

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2. GPS-based wake up alarms will inform passengers when the train is about to reach their station.


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3. Reserved compartments will have LED-based reservation charts and berth indicators, along with WiFi connection.


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4. With on-board vending machines for water, coffee, tea, etc., in the coaches, passengers won’t have to wait for vendors or the train staff for refreshments.


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5. There will be an electrical charging point for each passenger.


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6. The coaches will have automatic doors and microprocessor-based AC units.


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7. Each coach will have bio-toilets with sensor-based taps and flushing systems, automatic soap dispensers and hand dryers.


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8. The coaches will be equipped with CCTV cameras and automatic fire and smoke detection systems.


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