The Indian Railways has determined to improve the non-air-conditioned (AC) sleeper coaches to AC ones for high-speed trains.
Aiming at saving journey time, it’s already upgrading the tracks on Golden Quadrilateral and Diagonals, connecting the 4 metro cities, to cater to trains working at a pace of 130 km-160 km/hour (kmph).
Presently, solely the Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Howrah sections of the Golden Quadrilateral are getting ready.
In response to an official assertion by the Indian Railways, AC coaches are basically a technical want for trains working at a pace of 130/160 kmph. “The pace potential of among the corridors has already been upgraded to 130 kmph. Wind and climate components demand that solely sure kinds of coaches run at the next pace. Therefore, not all non-AC coaches will probably be upgraded for high-speed trains.”
It added a prototype of such an AC coach is being made on the Rail Coach Manufacturing unit and that it must be prepared in a number of weeks. “Presently an 83-berth coach is being designed. It’s being deliberate to have 100 coaches this 12 months and 200 by subsequent 12 months. The coaches will probably be evaluated, on the premise of which additional progress will probably be made.”
Railways additional mentioned that it is going to be ensured that whereas the worth of tickets for the modified AC trains stays very reasonably priced, the consolation and conveniences enhance manifold.
In the meantime, non-AC coaches will proceed to be in trains working at 110 kmph, the Indian Railways mentioned additional.
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