The Railways has been implementing various improvements based on feedback.
The Railways has been regularly making efforts to increase passenger comfort and safety. In AC Coaches, they introduced softer, lighter and cleaner blankets, learn about it here. According to a directive, the blankets are to be of superior quality and should be washed regularly.
The Railways have also introduced smart coaches, in a bid to digitalise operations. These coaches contain black boxes for increased passenger safety, as well as other features to continuously monitor coach health for passenger safety.
For women’s safety, the Railways has made 2018 the year of women’s security and wants to take steps to make women feel secure–and decided to introduce special ladies-only coaches that might be painted pink. Read about that here.
Even in terms of catering, the Railways is raising the benchmark, and has decided to introduce airline-like meals in trains. Comprising of just 2 or 3 items, these will be high-quality, tasty meals, which you can learn more about here.
Well, they have now introduced new models of air-conditioned coaches. These will have a never-seen-before feature. A continuous window, stretching from end to end.
This is part of the Integral Coach Factory’s (ICF) plan to introduce innovative coach designs. Since 1952, the ICF has been at the forefront of coach-manufacturing. Over time, the ICF has pushed the innovation envelope, producing coaches that are of superior quality. One stellar initiative of the ICF in recent times, are the high-speed ‘Train-18’ and ‘Train-20’, both capable of hitting speeds of 176 kmph.
This particular LACCN (LHB 3 Tier AC) Coach, has continuous windows. This has been facilitated by providing additional glasses on vertical pillars. The step has been taken to give the coach an aesthetic appearance.
The LHB Coaches in use at the moment, have split windows of the dimensions of 1100 mm (L) X 680 (H). The new continuous window signals the end of the split window design.
This is not the first time the Railways has made changes to a coach to make it more aesthetically appealing. It was in 2017, that the national transporter introduced vistadome coaches.
The most prominent feature of these coaches, is the glass roof, that has electrically-controlled opalescence. What’s more, the roof can become transparent, so passengers can get amazing panoramic views while in transit. Read more about this here.
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The Railways has always pushed the boundaries, to make your passenger experience smooth. From faster trains to more comfortable linen and better food, they have left no stone unturned to make sure you have a great experience when you travel.
The continuous windows is a step of the Railways to make the trains aesthetically pleasing to passengers, and they sure do so.
(Edited by Shruti Singhal)