The railways are perhaps one of the most sought after travel methods in the country. They are convenient and also carry a lot of people and goods at the same. There are several types of trains, from inter-state to intra-state, from Delhi and Jaipur Metros to the Mumbai locals. It would be remiss to not call them the lifeline of many citizens of the country. Indian Railways is also continuously adding to the plethora of services that it already provides.
The latest addition to this repertoire is India’s first air-conditioned DEMU (diesel electric multiple unit) train launched by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on June 21.
The Angamaly-Ernakulam-Tripunithura-Piravom train service is expected to help in reducing traffic congestion in Kerela’s fastest growing city. DEMU and MEMU trains are trains that run short distances in Semi-Urban and Rural areas and usually carry daily commuter traffic.
The AC coach has reclining-type comfortable cushion seats for 73 passengers and is equipped with bio-toilets and vestibules for free movement of passengers between coaches.