Tejas Express: Setting New Benchmark In Indian Railways
The passengers of Delhi-Chandigarh section will soon enjoy a comfortable ride at a high speed of 160 kmph as the Rail Coach Factory (RCF) here is all set to roll out the first rake of 19 coaches in a couple of days.
The newly designed coaches are capable of running at a speed of 200 kmph but due to constraints related to rail tracks these coaches will run at a speed of 160 kmph, RCF General Manager R P Nibaria said here today. The GM said he expects that the Tejas express, in which some of these coaches will be fitted, will run by the end of this month though a final decision will be taken by the railway board.
He said that the first rake comprising 19 coaches including sixteen non-executive and two executive chair cars besides one power coach will be handed over to the Northern Railway by May 15.
The high-speed train will have the facilities like Wifi and a mechanism where passengers can call attendant by using the bell attached to a panel, would be provided. Tejas coaches also have got improved lavatory and bio-toilets with airlines like vacuum evacuation besides sensor taps and soap dispenser, he said.